Friday, November 30, 2018

Love by Pranks - Sunniva Dee



Author 
Sunniva Dee 

Publication Date 
28 November 2018 

Genre 
New Adult Comedy Romance 


"A hilarious, crazy romp of a read!!!! I was in stitches through the whole book!—Imaginary USA Today and Wallstreet #1 Bestselling Rom-Com Author.

There were three things I, Kitty Hoskins, didn’t know when I moved into the all-girls, non-sorority house Blossom Field Avenue #246:

1) The house opposite ours, #247, is home to the gorgeous jerks of the Iota Fraternity.

2) Lucian Spencer Anderson lives in #247 and is possibly the hottest stripper-slash-social-science student you’ll ever meet.

3) #246 (The Blossoms) and #247 (The Dudes) have the longest standing, most ruthless prank war in the history of rivalries. The only thing the two houses agree on is that they live and breathe for the next battle. 

Funny then that the real challenge is the one I never saw coming: an alliance with Lucian Spencer Anderson. When a cold winter threatens the stray cats of Deepsilver, our mutual love for animals forces us to team up. Bad, right? Well, it gets worse: we’re going to need the cooperation of our two houses to pull this thing off.










4 Stars
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This romcom isn't quite like anything else that I have read by this author. It's funny and the outrageous pranks had me giggling, laughing out loud and even flinching at some point.

The Dudes and the Blossoms are students living across from each other. They have an ongoing rivalry about which team is going to pull the next best prank. 

Kitty, a vet student is the new Blossom and although, she didn't know quite what to expect, she fits right in and becomes "addicted" to the pranks. She catches Julian's eyes and he isn't shy about going after what he wants. Down to volunteering at the same animal shelter where she works. When in the presence of the groups, they behave indifferenttly towards each other, but behind closed doors, it's a different story. Julian's name has been tainted by a prank and he is determined to set things straight. The other thing is that there are rules about Dudes dating Blossoms! Will he dare break the rules and create a precedent? 

First impressions of Julian are not favourable, but there is more to him than meets the eyes. Kitty is a little overbearing at times, but her love of animals is commendable as is the way both teams band together for a good cause. 

I like the inclusion of Smother and some of my favourite characters from previous books. Both groups have interesting characters with individual qualities. I am curious about K Pop and would like to read more about him. This is a fun story which would appeal to prank lovers who like a good laugh. 

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.






I'm a reader, a lover of everything beautifully written no matter the genre.

As an author, I pen flawed characters, I seek the flip side where the soul hides. Once there, I want to be pulled out of my comfort zone by stories taking on a life of their own.

I've written paranormal and young adult. I've done contemporary romance verging on erotica, and I've dabbled in supernatural mystery. But my heart is rooted in new adult of the true kind: young adult all grown up, with conflicts and passions that are familiar to college-aged readers and us who remember those days like they happened last night.











Thursday, November 29, 2018

Next in Line (#2 Wait With Me) Amy Daws - Release Blitz

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What happens when the cute mountain man you made out with in an ice fishing shack turns out to be your brother’s best friend?


A whole lot of awkward, that’s what.


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What happens when the cute mountain man you made out with in an ice fishing shack turns out to be your brother’s best friend?
A whole lot of awkward, that’s what.


Maggie’s mind is reeling when she discovers the guy she became tangled up with at Marv’s Bait & Tackle isn’t a stranger like she thought.


The big snag: Sam and Maggie’s chemistry is hot enough to melt ice, which makes keeping their secret far more difficult than either expected.


Especially when one of them decides they want this arrangement to be more than just a catch and release.


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Review
4 Stars
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Next in Line starts off in a Bait & Tackle shop, and to my delight, it also revolves around the Tire Depot where it all began.

Sam is the nephew of the Tire Depot owner, and is next in line to take over the shop when his uncle retires. He is dedicated to his mother, sisters and their children. Past experiences have taught him not to have serious relationships. 

Maggie is hiding a secret from her family. She decides to go on a journey to prove that she can be adventurous to win back her ex!

Sam is waiting in Line to buy bait to go ice fishing when Maggie barges in, demanding to buy the "small fish". Her attire and attitude draw unwanted attention which turns nasty. Sam, being a gentleman comes to her rescue and here begins her adventure. 

Sam proves to be a fun and patient guy as well as being sexy. I didn't like the fact that he had to lie to his best friend to keep Maggie's secret, but then again it's the core of this well portrayed story. Maggie is funny, smart, but trying so hard to prove herself to someone undeserving gets a little annoying, especially when Sam is right in front of her and their chemistry is steaming hot! 

Catching up with Miles and Kate is a sheer delight. It's a great concept where the lesson is that sometimes one has to please oneself instead of trying to please everyone else. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Sam's and Maggie's story even though she can be so frustrating. I would recommend to readers who like an engaging and sexy romance with humour, angst and a perfect finish. 

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.
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“Maggie,” I state, my voice deep in warning. “Stop worrying about Sterling and live in this moment. We are in the middle of a hot spring, surrounded by rocks and mountains and snow and nature and…life. Your ex should be the last thing on your mind. You should be taking this all in.”

“I am taking it all in,” she snaps back defensively.

“But are you? Are you really?” I stare deep into her eyes, not in judgment but in understanding. “I know you have a plan, but sometimes plans need to be forgotten so you don’t miss out on life.”

“Life? Like right now? With you?” she says the words slowly like each one is a sweet she’s tasting for the first time.

“Hell, maybe,” I reply, my voice growing deeper from the darkened look in her eye. “You seem busy living for a fictional future. Maybe it’s time to stop turning the pages for a bit.”

The corners of her lips twitch as she watches me for a breath. Her tongue darts out to wet her lips as she pulls her bottom one in with her teeth. She turns around to prop her arms on the rocks, her eyes taking in the scenery all around us. She exhales heavily and then turns to sit on her knees in front of me.

My eyes take in that luscious body of hers, curvy in all the right places and smooth like velvet. Leaning in until her face is only inches from mine, she says, “Kiss me, Sam.”

“What?” I ask with a laugh and pull away from her, assuming this must be her idea of a joke.

She bites her lip and narrows her eyes with determination. “Kiss me.”

“What are you doing?” I shift nervously in the water to put more space between us. I swear to God, the temperature of the water has just risen ten degrees.

Lifting her shoulders, she replies, “I’m living life in the moment.”

“But you want your ex back.” A fact she shouldn’t need to be reminded of.

“I do…someday.” Her eyes wander down to my chest. “But he’s not here tonight. And you’re a short-term kind of guy, and I’m a temporarily single girl. So why don’t we live in the moment right now…together?”

“You don’t want this,” I reply with a shake of the head, gulping down the contents of my glass in one swig. I set it down and hoist myself up on the edge of the rocks, needing some cool air to clear my head.

“I think I do,” she replies, lifting her brows at me. “I know I do. I’ve wanted it since the day we met.”

“Bullshit.”

“It’s true. Why do you think I threw myself at you in your fishing hut, Sam?”

My body roars to life at that memory, of her body close to mine, of feeling her in my arms and tasting her perfect lips. Maggie could kiss. Even in her haste, she knew how to kiss.

Maggie moves closer to me like a tentative cub tracking its first prey. She kneels between my legs, and I tense when she runs her hands up the outside of my calves. “You’re a good guy, Sam. You may not be a long-term kind of guy, but that’s not what I’m looking for from you anyway.”

Her hands roll over my quads, shooting a zinger right up my groin to my cock. I reach down and grip her hands harshly to stop their movement. “What are you looking for exactly, Maggie? Be very fucking specific.”

Her long black lashes are wet from the steam as she looks up at me and quirks her brow as she replies. “I’m asking for no-strings fucking.”

“Jesus Christ,” I growl and have to force myself to look away from her. She looks way too fucking hot right now in that little black bikini, her breasts pressing together from the position of her hands on my thighs, and her blue eyes wide and innocent. My dick develops its own heartbeat as it presses into my board shorts.

How did this evening turn into Maggie seducing me? I’m fucking nine years older than her, for God’s sake. I should be the one seducing her. But all of a sudden, she’s the alluring bait dangling right in front of me, and I’m a fish who hasn’t eaten in weeks.

I look at her with pleading eyes. “Your brother will kill me.”

She smiles a sexy smile, that dimple in her cheek ever present. “Miles doesn’t need to know about my sex life.”

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Amy Daws is an Amazon Top 25 bestselling author of sexy, contemporary romance novels. She enjoys writing love stories that take place in America, as well as across the pond in England; especially about those footy-playing Harris Brothers of hers. When Amy is not writing in a tire shop waiting room, she's watching Gilmore Girls, or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy smiles awkwardly from a distance.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Perfume Girl by Vanessa Fewings - Release Blitz










Title: Perfume Girl 

Author: Vanessa Fewings 

Genre:Erotic Romance/Contemporary Romance 

Release Date: November 27th 

Cover Designer: Najla Qamber 
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True passion can't be bottled.


A stolen formula. A seductive suspect. A dangerous romance.


Raquel Wren’s world has fallen apart. Her husband has divorced her. Close friends have abandoned her. The money has run out. The pieces of a once idyllic life have completely crumbled. And now, the only thing that can save Raquel from total ruin…

...has been stolen.


Raquel is the owner of the small town boutique store Perfume Girl, a quaint location offering bottled scents from around the globe, including her own personal formulas. Creating perfume has been a passion since she was a little girl, but her latest work, a scent years in the making, is her masterpiece. The one that will make her mark on the industry and save her life in the process.


But now it’s gone. Stolen right from her shop. All would be lost if Raquel didn’t feel she knew who was behind the theft. Devastated to her core, she decides to do something about it.

Astor Beauregard is the sexy, enigmatic owner of House of Beauregard, the renowned cologne empire based in the notorious city of South Beach, Miami. It’s within this luxurious kingdom that Raquel will delve to unravel the mystery of the crime, a path that will lead her directly to Astor, sparking an unforgettable passion while uncovering a shocking truth.

It’s on the famous, sun-soaked, salsa-fueled streets of South Beach that USA Today Bestselling Author Vanessa Fewings releases PERFUME GIRL, a heart-racing romance novel that will have readers feeling the heat like never before.


In this new STAND-ALONE novel, a fiery romance is ignited, one that will burn its way to a stunning revelation.








Review
5 Stars
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Perfume Girl is an innovative gem of a story. It's beautifully paced and portrayed. The unravelling of the mystery is expertly crafted and the romance is profound.

Astor is a well known perfumer with a mysterious past. He is sinfully sexy and is not known for sticking to relationships on a long term basis. He comes across as being a player.

Raquel is the proud owner of Perfume Girl. She has been creating perfumes since she was a little girl and now, everything she has built and worked hard for comes crashing down.

Raquel is on the right track for achieving her dreams until she finds her husband cheating on her. A divorce follows and money is becoming scarce, threatening her business. The something special that she has been working hard to create could well be her salvation, but to add salt to her wounds, it goes missing along with her formulas. She doesn't have a clue about who could be the source of this cruelty until she has a chance encounter with a client. She takes matters into her hands and decides to confront the culprit, but things don't go as planned! 

Upon meeting Raquel, Astor is initially dismissive until she makes a witty comment about a perfume which could suit him. His curiosity is piqued and he decides to humour her until he finds out what she is really up to. After all, he has been subjected to industrial espionage in the past! Although they are both suspicious of each other, they strike a bargain. As they get to know each other, feelings which are foreign to them start to surface. Will they achieve the true purpose of this liaison or are they in for a surprise? 

The mystery gradually unfolds and secrets long buried start to surface. The romance between Astor and Raquel is real, but there are some harsh twists along the way. It's a compelling and romantic story which had me turning the pages to find out who is really behind this web of lies and deceit. I love the storyline and absolutely love Astor and Raquel. Despite the doubts and heartaches, the author delivers an exquisite conclusion. 

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion. 




















Vanessa Fewings is a USA TODAY bestselling author. Her latest series is The Icon Trilogy, a romantic suspense about Zara Leighton, London’s most brilliant art investigator on the hunt for the notorious thief known as Icon.

PERFUME GIRL (standalone) is scheduled for a fall release.
Vanessa’s previous novels include the bestselling Enthrall Sessions, a romance series spanning eight books about a woman who gets swept up into Enthrall, L.A.’s premier club that caters to the secret desires of the elite.

Readers can also listen to Vanessa as she hosts the weekly podcast The Romance Show, a captivating podcast featuring authors and industry professionals in the romance world.

Prior to publishing, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse and midwife. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has lived in Great Britain, Germany, Hong Kong, Cyprus and the USA.

Born and raised in England, Vanessa now proudly calls herself an American and resides on the East Coast with her husband.

Vanessa can be found on her Facebook Fan Page, and in The Romance Lounge, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Goodreads. She enjoys connecting with fans all around the world.
















Duke of Kisses (#11 The Untouchables) Darcy Burke - Blog Tour



Author 
Darcy Burke 

Publication Date 
27 November 2018 

Genre 
Historical Romance 


Frances Snowden can hardly believe her good fortune when she’s whisked away from her boring life by her sister who is now a duchess. Instead of becoming the third wife of her parents’ stuffy neighbor, she can be anything she wants: a doting aunt to her newborn niece, a debutante in London, or even an independent spinster. But when she meets and kisses a mysterious man on a walk in the countryside, she knows exactly what she desires—him. 

David Langley, Earl of St. Ives, is resigned to marrying the dull woman his parents chose when he was a child. His future is suddenly, and happily, diverted when he encounters a captivating young woman who shows him everything he’s been missing. Ready to embark on a blissful life together, a long-buried feud between their families makes their marriage impossible. Nothing is more important than duty and family, but can he turn his back on love?



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5 Stars
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I have read some of the previous books in this series and loved them all, but this one is my favourite. It's charming, humourous, dramatic and so very romantic.

Frances, known as Fanny was rescued from her boring life with her parents by her long lost sister, Ivy. She now lives in the beautiful countryside of Suffolk and loves her new life.

David is the new Earl of St Ives. He loves the countryside and has a fascination for birds. He is slowly settling into his new role which came rather suddenly.

Lost in the countryside whilst taking a walk, Fanny is rescued by a mysterious gentleman. Except for first names, they don't reveal their true identities, mainly for propriety's sake, but before parting, they share a kiss. A kiss, neither David nor Fanny can forget.

David travels to London to take his place as the new Earl, even though his heart isn't in it. He makes friends with a couple of the notorious bachelors and accompanies one of them to partner his sister on the dancefloor. To his surprise, the sister's friend is the one and only Fanny. She is just as surprised to see him. Dancing isn't their forte and there are some embarrassments, but their sense of humour sees them through. They also find that their initial attraction hasn't waned in the slightest and it looks like love is in the air. They connect on so many levels, but an old family feud and David's promise to his father might well get in the way of their prospective future. Can they overcome these barriers and find their happily ever after? 

I was totally absorbed in this story. It starts off light and humourous, but drama comes from past events, family interference and David's promise. The uncertainty of the future makes this a real page turner. The dangerous twist shows their strength of character and their palpable love. It's a passionate and heartfelt romance and I savoured every bit. 

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion. 



Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, emotional historical and contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations. Join her Reader Club at http://www.darcyburke.com/readerclub.

A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, two Bengal cats and a third cat named after a fruit. In her “spare” time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say “no,” but she keeps having to start over. Her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge.
 







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