Saturday, December 31, 2022

**TONYA'S TOP READS OF 2022**

 TONYA'S TOP READS OF 2022!

(In order of release date)


1.  Always Someone's Monster

Battle Crows MC #1

By Lani Lynn Vale

01/25/22


A few years ago, when his sister went missing, Haggard Crow turned into something he never wanted to be. A killer.

Even after his sister is rescued a year after she was kidnapped and sold, Haggard ‘Thief’ Crow doesn’t have any plans on changing. He sort of likes the zero fucks given guy that he is now.

Bonus points, he saves women and children from extreme situations, along with his club and real life brothers by his side.
After a horrible marriage, Haggard has zero plans of ever finding a woman again. One-night stands not counting, he adores his life as a single man. There are no expectations. No ‘where are yous’ and ‘are you coming homes.’

The life he chooses to live is a simple one. Until he makes a huge mistake, and he steps over that line between ‘daughter’s best friend’ and ‘a woman he desperately wants.’

Before long, he can’t stop thinking about her. Can’t stop wanting her. Can’t stop feeling things for her that a man twenty years her senior should never feel for a girl he watched grow up.

After one lapse in judgment, he decides she needs to go. But the funny thing is, he never expected Sophia Madden to fight back. And dirty at that.
 


2.  Broken Crown

Mafia Royals #5 

By Rachel Van Dyken

02/01/2022


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes the final standalone in the bestselling Mafia Royals Romances…

Unrequited Love.
Arranged Marriage.
A love triangle for the ages.
A contemporary mafia retelling of King Arthur and the Knights of the round table.

I will do anything for my family, and as the heir to the Campisi Mafia throne, I fall on my sword and do what's expected of me—it wasn't an accident that I was given the name King.

I marry the girl I love—who's already in love with someone else, and because I'm a masochist, I make him her personal bodyguard.
After all, who better to protect the woman I love than the man she loves?
I have seven days after our wedding to own her—body and soul.
Seven days to show her everything I feel.

But tragedy strikes, and I'm forced to take the weight of the mafia crown on my head.
Now I need my Queen by my side.
I don't know who's with me or against me, but I will rule them all with an iron fist and make everyone proud.
As our seven days come to an end, I wonder how I will ever be able to let her go.

"Until it ends," I whisper.
A tear slides down her cheek. "Until it ends."
Amen.
 


3.  The Godparent Trap

By Rachel Van Dyken

07/19/2022


Life's Too Short meets The Unhoneymooners in this sparkling, steamy, and swoon-worthy novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken, in which two sworn enemies must share house, home—and maybe their hearts—when they become co-parents after a sudden loss.

Colby's living her best life: as a popular food blogger, she gets to fulfill her dreams of exploring the globe. But her world comes crashing down when a tragic accident leaves her co-guardian of her best friend's two adorable children. Not only does she need to put down roots—fast—but she'll be sharing custody with the one man she can't stand sharing a continent with, let alone a house.  

Accountant-extraordinaire Rip values rules and plans. But when he loses his sister and his best friend and becomes an insta-guardian all in one night, Rip sees his organized life imploding. What he really doesn't need is his sister's irresponsible, flighty—albeit kind and gorgeous—best friend making it worse.

Rip doesn't trust Colby to take their new responsibilities seriously, while Colby can't believe Rip thinks children will thrive under his rigid control. Yet soon Rip and Colby discover they need each other more than they hate each other. Could it be possible that following their hearts is just what their new little family needs?


4. The Rules of Dating

The Law of Opposites Attract #1

by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

09/19/2022


It all started when I hosted a little party for a bunch of new friends.

Though “friends” might not be the right word since the invitees were all the women I’d found out my boyfriend was talking to behind my back. When the guest of honor walked in—aka my now ex—things took a turn…

Unfortunately, a stranger witnessed the whole blowout. I was in a mood that night and ended up giving this gorgeous guy an attitude, too. As if my night could get any worse, before he stormed off, he informed me he was actually my landlord.

Colby Lennon, along with three of his friends, owned the building where my tattoo shop was located. He and I were total opposites. He wore a tie, oozed confidence that came with years of women falling at his feet, and wasn’t afraid to say what he wanted, which lately—was me.

I hated that I found myself attracted to him. Especially since I was supposed to be on a self-imposed dating hiatus. Yet the two of us couldn’t seem to stay away from each other. We started hanging out, as friends. I even went as far as making rules for what he’d dubbed our “undates.”

But eventually, our explosive attraction became too much to bear, and we broke our resolve. I let my guard down and started to really fall for Colby.

Nothing could have prepared me for the ride he took me on. And I certainly wasn't prepared for where I'd wind up when the ride was over.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn't see coming.
 


5.  Never Trust The Living

Battle Crows MC #7

By Lani Lynn Vale

10/04/2022


It’s not every day that someone tries to pin a murder on you and a random girl you just met. But Bram Crow isn’t your average, everyday guy, either.

One second, he’s hiding evidence with the girl, and the next, he has to marry her so a police detective doesn’t get suspicious.

Did he mention that he had a long-term girlfriend at the time?

To say that things didn’t go as planned would be an understatement.

To say that falling in love with his wife definitely wasn’t part of the plan either.

Nor was her leaving him when he finally realized she was his world.
 


6.  Darkest Power 

The Dark Ones Saga #6

by Rachel Van Dyken

12/12/2022



What happens when an ancient god is thrust into modern-day life? Find out in #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s newest paranormal romance.

"...Eventually, the worship of Horus stopped. For the favored god had finally turned his back on his people—and disappeared.

Until now…"

What's the god of the sky and war supposed to do when I’m stuck in modern-day Seattle with a team of immortals who've dropped me right in the middle of a battle between good and evil?

I move in with Tarek, a werewolf, in an effort to join society and learn about modern times. Then I start my own TikTok and go to my brother’s bar to watch the ridiculous humans attempt to fall in love over and over again.

Listen, I’ve already done my part in saving the world from a catastrophe a month ago—which is how I found myself in this very seat at the bar, stuck in a time that's no longer my own.

I’m bored out of my mind until I start bartending at Sin and am forced to train the new hire—Evi. She's clumsy, shows up late to all of her shifts, constantly has it out for me, and doesn't sleep. Ever. Which would make her a great asset, except as the full moon gets closer, she gets harder to control.

When I find out the truth behind her identity, I know I must go down into the Abyss—to the immortals’ greatest enemy—to help her ascend. If she doesn't, she'll lose an eternity's worth of immortality and pitch the world into chaos. And yes, going to my friends’ enemy is wrong, but I'll stop at nothing to save her.

Even if it means she dies at my hands.
 

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

**RELEASE BLITZ WITH REVIEW** You Had Your Chance, Lee Burrows by Piper Rayne


USA Today Bestselling Author, Piper Rayne, begins the Kingsmen Football Stars series with an enemies-to-lovers, second chance story set in the world of professional football.

You Had Your Chance, Lee Burrows by Piper Rayne is now live!

Lee f’ing Burrows

The Kingsmen’s star quarterback.

Legendary throwing arm.

Six-pack abs.

Kissable lips.

Oh, but don’t forget, he’s also a lying, heartless egomaniac who broke my heart in college.

It took me years to build myself back up after his deceit, and now I have the dream opportunity to prove myself working as a sports therapist for a professional team.

The hurdle? Or mountain to be more accurate…

The job is with the San Francisco Kingsmen.

Back when I was a na├»ve college girl, I felt lucky that he even noticed me. Now eight years later, he’d be lucky if I gave him the time of day.

Which I won’t. Not ever.

Some people don’t deserve a second chance and Lee Burrows is one of them.

Now if someone could only tell him that because he’s hell-bent on scoring the winning touchdown and won’t accept that it’s game over for us.

Download today on Amazon, Apple Books, Audible, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Kobo!

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Kobo: https://bit.ly/3rKKIDl

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3sKRdFv

Audiobook: https://books2read.com/yhyclb

Narrated by Callie Dalton & Joe Arden

Goodreads: https://bit.ly/36ckTDS

Tonya's Review
5 Stars

What a start to a new series!  And it's a football series. Don't get me wrong, I loved the Hockey Hotties, but I actually watch football.
Lee is the Quarterback.  His drams have come true and he's living it.   He does have one regret though and tht's what happened between him and Shayna while in college.
Shayna is a new trainer with the Kingsman.  now is Lee's chance to apologize to her.  Seems easy right...Wrong!
I love how Lee kept fighting for Shayna.
I can't wait for more!
I think Brady's book is going to be hilarious.

 

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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Friday, December 23, 2022

**BLOG TOUR WITH REVIEW** Bound by Temptation by Ryan Michele

Title: Bound by Temptation
Series: Ravage MC #19; Bound #10
Author: Ryan Michele
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: December 13, 2022


Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author Ryan Michele brings the action packed, steamy next generation Ravage MC filled with angst and loyalty.

Every day like clockwork I entered into Fallon’s Bakery. Coffee. That was what I told myself. I was just coming for coffee.

It had absolutely nothing to do with the woman who always had flour on her face, her hair in a messy bun on the top of her head, and a wide smile to greet every single person who entered the store.

Even for me.

The man who ripped out her heart and walked away, never to look back. I was an a$$hole. I’d thought I’d done it for good reasons. But now, all I could do was order my coffee, smile at her and leave.

No way she’d ever give me a shot again. Too bad considering all I could think about was her. She would forgive me. No matter what I had to do.

I was Axton a brother of the Ravage Motorcycle Club and we never gave up. She didn’t know what was going to hit her because I was coming…for her.




Tonya's Review
4 Stars

This is the 10th book in the Bound series, or the 19th in the Ravage MC.  It is a stand alone.  so if this is your first, you'll be okay, but we do see a lot of the other characters.
There isn't a lot of club drama in this one.  There is a little, but it was a quick clean up.
This si a second chance read.
Ax and Indie were together in high school, until a video came between them and Indie was left hanging in the wind.
I do wanna know what they were being blackmailed about though.
We learned about what happened to Indie while she was gone.
I did figure out who the bad guy was though and why he was doing it.
This is a good read.





Ryan Michele is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of over 40 romantic suspense novels. She found her passion bringing fictional characters to life, being in an imaginative world where anything is possible. Her knack for the unexpected twists and turns will have you on the edge of your seat with each page. She is best known for her alpha, bad boy bikers and strong, independent heroines who refuse to back down. When she’s not writing, you can find her on her swing, watching the water ripple in the pond and plotting her next book.



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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

**RELEASE BLITZ WITH REVIEW** Darkest Power by Rachel Van Dyken


I'll stop at nothing to save her.
Even if it means she dies at my hands.

Darkest Power by Rachel Van Dyken is now live!

What happens when an ancient god is thrust into modern-day life? Find out in #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken's newest paranormal romance.


"...Eventually, the worship of Horus stopped. For the favored god had finally turned his back on his people—and disappeared.

Until now..."

What's the god of the sky and war supposed to do when I'm stuck in modern-day Seattle with a team of immortals who've dropped me right in the middle of a battle between good and evil?

I move in with Tarek, a werewolf, in an effort to join society and learn about modern times. Then I start my own TikTok and go to my brother's bar to watch the ridiculous humans attempt to fall in love over and over again.

Listen, I've already done my part in saving the world from a catastrophe a month ago—which is how I found myself in this very seat at the bar, stuck in a time that's no longer my own.
I'm bored out of my mind until I start bartending at Soul and am forced to train the new hire—Kit. She's clumsy, shows up late to all of her shifts, constantly has it out for me, and doesn't sleep. Ever. Which would make her a great asset, except as the full moon gets closer, she gets harder to control.

When I find out the truth behind her identity, I know I must go down into the Abyss—to the immortals' greatest enemy—to help her ascend. If she doesn't, she'll lose an eternity's worth of immortality and pitch the world into chaos. And yes, going to my friends' enemy is wrong, but I'll stop at nothing to save her.

Even if it means she dies at my hands.

Download today on Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and Kobo!

Amazon: https://geni.us/DarkestPower_Amz

Apple Books: Coming Soon!

Nook: http://bit.ly/3UPqAMf

Kobo: http://bit.ly/3A5Df5y

Add to Goodreads: https://geni.us/DarkestPower_GR

 

Tonya's Review
5 Stars

OMG!  I don't even know where to start with this review.  I did do a complete re-read of the series before reading this one.  And I'm so glad that I did.  It made me realize why I love all of these characters, and the mastermind (RVD) behind them.
This is a series that I could read, read, and read again.  It really needs to be made into a TV show.  
The way that Rachel weaves her stories is unapparelled.  She brings everything from Gods and Goddesses, Sirens, Werewolves, Demons and Angels, Egyptian Gods.  You will get it all with this.  
It will have you laughing and so worried that you don't want to flip the pages.  But you have to because you have to know what will happen next. 
This is Horus and Kit's story.  
If you know Egyptian mythology, you know about Horus.  
Kit is a kitsune.  A fox.  But she is lost and lonely with no memories.  
I don't want to say much about the story.  We do get quiet a few surprises and twists along the way.  I would hate to ruin that for anyone. 
You will love the characters and the story, trust me!
This is one of my top reads for the year!  And what a fantastic read to end the year on!

 

Meet Rachel

Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 110 books ranging from new adult romance to mafia romance to paranormal & fantasy romance. With over four million copies sold, she’s been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today. Her books have been translated into more than 15 countries. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience. She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable sons, a naked cat, and two dogs. For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit www.RachelVanDykenAuthor.com.

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**RELEASE BLITZ WITH REVIEW** Until Willow by Aurora Rose Reynolds

 Release Date: December 13


From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aurora Rose Reynolds brings another small town alpha romance that is ripe with heat and fast paced suspense.

Willow Mayson isn’t ready to just dive head first into love, or at least not with any of the men she’s dated.


Then she shares a single unexpected kiss with a complete stranger.


Clay Raven doesn’t want the strings of a woman tied to him in any way. His priorities are his family, his job, and finding the people responsible for helping to kill his sister.


One kiss shouldn’t have the ability to change that.


Even with the chemistry between them, Willow attempts to put distance between her and Clay but the guy is tenacious, until he’s not.


For a guy who’s never put much effort into any woman, Clay learns quickly that he’s going to have to fight, chase, and manipulate his way into Willows life if he wants to be a part of it.


Then just when Willow begins to let her guard down her friend is murdered setting off a string of events that could change the course of their lives forever.

 

Are you ready for another BOOM?

Grab Your Copy Here!
Tonya's Review
4 Stars

This is the 12th book in the Until Him/Her series.  This is the second generation.

If you've read the original Until series, Willow is Nico's daughter.

Clay came to Willow's rescue right from the first meeting.  Because of the way they met, I honestly thought this was going to go a whole other direction than it did.

I liked all characters.  I'm exited for the new series with Clay's brothers because this story set all of them up for their own stories.

Tucker was a jerk, but he can be easily redeemed.

This was a good story.

Meet Aurora Rose Reynolds


Aurora Rose Reynolds is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author whose wildly popular series include Until, Until Him, Until Her, Underground King, Shooting Stars, Fluke My Life and How to Catch an Alpha series. 


Her writing career started in an attempt to get the outrageously alpha men who resided in her head to leave her alone and has blossomed into an opportunity to share her stories with readers all over the world.


To learn more about Aurora and her books, visit here


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**RELEASE BLITZ WITH REVIEW** A Greene Family Christmas by Piper Rayne


A Greene Family Christmas by Piper Rayne is now live!

Preparing a Christmas to remember is no small feat with a family the size of the Greenes.

Especially when the woman who has always been the planner down to every minute detail, falls ill only five days before the holiday. The family has no choice but to scramble to ensure that nothing is amiss. Cookies need to be decorated, gingerbread houses assembled and decorations to be hung. They’ll need all hands on deck, both young and old, to make this holiday happen. But of course, what would a Greene Christmas be if not chaotic with a dash of drama?

Download today on Amazon, Apple Books, Audible, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Kobo!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3QsESAQ

Apple Books: https://apple.co/3tEDeSW

Nook: https://bit.ly/3QqBrec

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3MZmM6s

Google Play: https://bit.ly/39sYBzZ

 

Audiobook: https://books2read.com/agfc

Narrated by Joe Arden & Maxine Mitchell

Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3HsMoYy

Tonya's Review
5 Stars

This is such a great read.  It's awesome seeing everyone so far ahead in the future.
I feel for Posey.  I have a strong-willed 13 year old demon girl in my house also.  
This does set up Rylan and Callista's story.  I'm bummed we won't get it until May though.  Oh well, it's worth the wait! 
Marla is so sneaky.  I love it!
I loved the updates for everyone.  They each got at least one chapter.
This is such a great little Christmas read.

Meet Piper Rayne

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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