Tuesday, April 19, 2022

**RELEASE BLITZ WITH REVIEW** Second Shot With #76 by Piper Rayne

Second Shot with #76 by Piper Rayne is now live!

My mom always said you don't get a second shot at making a first impression. I've remembered that my entire career. Especially since I'm one of the few black men who play professional hockey.

I'm calculated and respectful in the way I speak to my coaches, the owners, and the media. I've never taken a risk... until her.

I could blame it on the fact that for once I pushed away the pressure of my career for the ocean waves, the sand, and good times with my new teammates. But those are excuses because the minute I saw her at the airport, something lit up inside me and the best week of my life was spent with her in my bed.

After our week in paradise, we said goodbye, exchanged phone numbers and both assumed that unless one of us was flying through the other's city on the opposite side of the country, our vacation fling was over.

Then one night after practice I see her. She's here. In my city. Telling me she moved here for a job. If that's not fate tell me what is.

I've never wanted a second shot more than I do this time, but she's determined to leave what we were on the island we left behind.


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Tonya's Review
5 Stars

This is the fifth book in the Hockey Hotties series.  They are stand alones, but you'll see all the previous couples in this story.
This is Cory's book.
Cory is one of the few black men that play hockey.  He's the second line, so not a starter...yet.  He has a lot of pressure on him for being a role model for kids that look like him.
He has kind of ruined his reputation some by being with puck bunnies.  
He's a great guy though.
Ande is awesome also.  She is very na├»ve when it comes to her sister though.
And let me tell you I absolutely hate her sister.  


Meet Piper Rayne

Piper Rayne is a USA Today Bestselling Author duo who write "heartwarming humor with a side of sizzle" about families, whether that be blood or found. They both have e-readers full of one-clickable books, they're married to husbands who drive them to drink, and they're both chauffeurs to their kids. Most of all, they love hot heroes and quirky heroines who make them laugh, and they hope you do, too!

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Website: www.PiperRayne.com

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Friday, April 15, 2022

**BLOG TOUR WITH REVIEW** Flirt by Adriana Locke

FLIRT by Adriana Locke Release Date: April 8th Genre/Tropes: Contemporary Romance/Office Romance/Fake Dating/Friend to Lovers   AVAILABLE NOW!!! FREE IN KU!!! Amazon: https://amzn.to/3L1Nefm Amazon Universal: https://geni.us/FLIRT  
  Blurb: WANTED: A SITUATION-SHIP I’m a single female that’s tired of relationships ruining my life. However, there are times when a date would be helpful. If you’re a single man, preferably mid-twenties to late-thirties, and are in a similar situation, we might be a match. Candidate must be handsome, charming, and willing to pretend to have feelings for me (on a sliding scale, as the event requires). Ability to discuss a wide variety of topics is a plus. Must have your own transportation and a (legal) job. This will be a symbiotic agreement. In exchange for your time, I will give you mine. Need someone to flirt with you at a football party? Go, team! Want a woman to make you look good in front of your boss? Let me find my heels. Would you love for someone to be obsessed with you in front of your ex? I’m applying my red lipstick now. If interested, please email me. Time is of the essence.   

Tonya's Review
5 Stars

This is a great start to a brand new series.  I absolutely loved this story and the characters.
Moss is such an amazing guy.  His whole family is great.
Brooke is awesome.  She's the exact opposite of her family.  The only non-toxic person in her family is Honey.
My heart broke for what her mom did to her and how she treats her.
My heart broke for Moss also.
This book had me laughing a lot also.
I want to know who is texting about penguins!

  About the Author: USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.   She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket.   

Thursday, April 7, 2022

**RELEASE BLITZ WITH REVIEW** Cease Fire by Marie James

 Release Date: April 7

Making something off-limits will always make that thing more appealing. 

Jules Warren, my sister’s best friend, was no different. 

She has been the leading lady in every fantasy I’ve had since I was a teenager. 

There was no way I was turning her down when she invited me to her room. 

Those fantasies? They had nothing on the real thing. 

I was given the weekend to make my dreams come true. 

The ramifications, however, will last a lifetime. 

Keeping a secret is one thing. 

Living with the lies is impossible.

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Tonya's Review
3.5 Stars

This is the ninth book in the Blackbridge Security series.  While I have loved all the others, this one is an okay read.
I really disliked Jules for the entire books.  She is selfish.  
I won't go into detail about everything she did, but she didn't really redeem herself enough for me to start liking her.  
I felt she only told the truth because Kit finally forced her to.  I don't think she ever would have had he not given her an ultimatum.
I did like Kit in the previous books.  I still liked him in this, but he gave in too easy with everything Jules asked of him.  he was her doormat.
I still enjoyed the story.  I just didn't love it. 
Meet Marie James

Let's see...where to begin...

I'm inching up on the BIG 4-0. The gray hairs are doubling what seems like daily, and the wrinkles and laugh lines are more pronounced than ever.

I have an amazing husband (Married just over 15 years.)

We have two boys we're doing our best to raise as respectful gentleman.

I have a master's degree in criminal justice which I used to work as a juvenile probation office until deciding to write full-time in June of 2019. So that means there's usually always some criminal/law element to my novels.

If I'm not writing; I'm reading.

My favorite genres recently are bully/reverse harem and enemies to lovers. Maybe I'm reliving my traumatic teen years through the girls who actually end up with the boys. (Not that I would change my history since it's gotten me exactly where I need to be!)

I love coffee. I miss carbs. Music is LIFE. I try not to be too serious.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

**RELEASE BLITZ WITH REVIEW** Claiming The Cowboy by Kennedy Fox

Claiming the Cowboy

Circle B Ranch, #7


Claiming the Cowboy is now available on all retailers!

Early morning feedings, barn clean up, and chasing goats are Knox Bishop’s everyday routine. That changes when a bachelor auction brings him face to face with the world’s most forbidden fruit—his twin brother’s crush.

He shouldn’t tempt her, but the way her body reacts to his makes it too damn easy. Hadleigh has known the Bishop twins all her life and they’ve never crossed the lines. That is until she fools around with Knox and learns he has a piercing south of the border. A piercing she very much enjoys licking. She knows his main hobby consists of random weekend hookups, but she can’t get the taste of him off her mind. Admitting what she feels wouldn’t be so difficult if Kane Bishop hadn’t just confessed his feelings for her too. Now she finds herself wedged between two brothers—one she could break and one who could break her. **Claiming the Cowboy is a complete stand-alone and can be read without reading any of the other books or spin-off series, but if you prefer to read in order, start with Hitching the Cowboy as the characters and families do interconnect.**    
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Tonya's Review
4 Stars

This is the seventh book in the Circle B Ranch series.  They are stand alones and this is the 2nd generation.
Now I will give a warning because I know some won't want to read this.  There is a love triangle.  It's with twin brothers wanting the same girl.  There is a threesome and some kinks thrown in also.  
This is Knox and Hadleigh's story.  With Kane thrown in there also.  
Kane and Hads have been best friends forever.  But he's in love with her.  
The bachelor auction changes everything when Hadleigh wins Knox.  
I don't want to give anything away and say too much though.
I do really like how this story worked itself out though.
It's a good read.




Meet Kennedy Fox
Brooke Cumberland and Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of Hallmark movies, overpriced coffee, and making TikToks. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day in 2016, they decided to collaborate under a pseudonym and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make you blush and your heart melt. Happily ever afters guaranteed!
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