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Trying Sophie (Dublin Rugby #1) by Rebecca Norinne Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway

Trying Sophie

by Rebecca Norinne
Dublin Rugby #1
Publication Date: December 6, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Rugby, Sports Romance





She doesn’t date players…
Sophie loves her life: she’s travelled the world and lived by her own rules. But when she finds out about her grandfather’s heart attack, she drops everything and boards a plane to Ireland. Two weeks, that’s the plan. Until one look at her childhood nemesis has her rethinking everything. She’s sworn off athletes, but she might just give him a try…
He’s the biggest player of all.
Sex and rugby. Those were the only two things Declan cared about, right up until his first love waltzed back into his life. Even as he slept his way through Dublin, he never stopped thinking about her. Never stopped wondering if she thought about him, too. So even though he’s never gone after a woman the way he chases down opponents on the field, this time, he won’t let her get away.
On the field, he’s invincible, but she just might break him.
christie review
5 star a

Rebecca Norinne had me under her magical spell from the very first pages of this book! I love a romance in which the characters have a history together, and boy did Sophie and Declan have a history. Sophie is pretty happy with her life, if not with her parents. She’s independent and has been able to travel the world and see beautiful places. When she receives a call from her mother that her grandfather has had a heart attack, she returns to the Irish village to help her grandparents. She will come face-to-face with her childhood nemesis, Declan O’Shaughnessy. He made her two years spent in Ireland miserable when she was a child. She never forgot him because of the misery he caused, and Declan has never forgotten her because of the feelings she brought out in him. These two are about to confront their pasts, but can she forgive him for the past? Add in some match-making grandparents and a cozy Irish town, and you have quite a story on your hands!

I adore a book that makes me fall in love with the characters, and one in which the writer immerses you in the story. Norinne did both of those. I loved poor Sophie from the very beginning. She had it rough with her parents and then with the little terror, Declan. I loved her even more for growing into the strong, independent woman she became despite her parents and childhood. And…Declan…I wanted to smack him as a child. He was terrible to her, but you know when a little boy has a crush on a girl, he shows it in sometimes horrible ways. I liked that Norinne gave us each character’s POVs so readers could see exactly what Declan was experiencing. She did a great job of describing exactly the confusing feelings little boys have when they first fall in love and how Declan tried to get Sophie’s attention. No, he didn’t do it in the right way, but I could understand it. As adults, I loved the banter and chemistry between the two. Let me just say it was sexy and steamy!!!! Of course, Declan was gorgeous and a rugby player, but as I got to know him more as an adult, I saw he might actually have a heart underneath that sexy exterior.

Not only did the characters pull me into their romance, but the town and the people who lived there, especially Sophie’s grandparents, grabbed ahold of my heart. The setting was so descriptive that I felt like I lived there and watched the love story of Declan and Sophie. The epilogue was the icing on the cake for me…it was perfect! If you enjoy a romance with spice and sweetness, I highly recommend this one. Norinne has now made me want to travel to Ireland even more. Until I do, I hope she will write more about this town and the rugby players!!!!



Rebecca read her first book when she was four years old and has been hooked on the written word ever since. While working in technology PR in Silicon Valley, she began writing her debut novel and eventually published it six years later. At the end of 2014, she left behind her career in corporate communications to become a full time author. When she’s not writing, you can find Rebecca exploring her new city of Dublin, Ireland, watching Leinster Rugby matches, or traveling the globe searching for inspiration for her next book.

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Wicked Impulse by Chelle Bliss Blog Tour + Review

WICKED IMPULSE by Chelle Bliss



Didn’t read the previous ALFA P.I. books, but you’re dying to read Bear’s story?
GREAT NEWS… YOU CAN! Wicked Impulse can be read as a standalone.





ALFA Private Investigations is a spin-off of the Men of Inked series, but can be read separately.
**Includes a BONUS novella – Men of Inked Christmas**

There’s only one thing worse than dating a friend’s sister sleeping with his mother.

Fran DeLuca’s known for her bossy, overbearing personality almost as much as for her love of nylon tracksuits. But when someone runs off with fifty thousand dollars, she becomes involved in an ALFA investigation and catches the eye of silver fox biker, Bear.

Bear North, ALFA’s resident bad boy, has never thought of Fran as anything more than his buddy’s mom. When she trades in her elastic pants and orthopedic tennis shoes for a pair of skintight jeans and high heels, he takes notice of the fifty-something MILF.

When the money trail leads closer to Fran than expected, Bear takes charge of the investigation and will do anything to protect her. Can Bear track a thief, claim Fran, and keep Morgan DeLuca in the dark long enough to solve the case?

Wicked Impulse is book 3 in the ALFA PI series and includes a BONUS novella – Men of Inked Christmas.



christie review

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Only four words to adequately to describe how I felt about this book “I FREAKING LOVED IT!” It was the perfect combination of suspense, romance, hot sex, and an insanely sexy, alpha male, and a sassy, intelligent female!!!

I just loved that this book was about an older couple. Life doesn’t end when you reach a certain age, so thank you, Chelle Bliss, for illustrating that. I, myself, am closer to 50 than 25, and you proved just because you age doesn’t mean you aren’t beautiful! Bear and Fran are a testament to that. Bear is still sexy as he**, and he has the reputation of being a player with a revolving door of women. Yes, he deserves that reputation to a certain point. However, he cleverly hides behind that persona he shows others, but underneath that bravado is a man who is broken. He had the perfect life until his wife and soulmate is gone way before she should have been. Left alone, he makes bad and irresponsible choices, but after many years, he has worked hard to change his life, just not where women are concerned. He’s not ready to give his heart to anyone and may never be UNTIL Fran.

Fran is divorced and became involved with a dirt bag and con artist. This is why she and Bear get cozy…he’s trying to help track the sleaze down. Fran is hiding too. She definitely isn’t looking for another man, but Bear makes her want to change her mind. With her interfering sister-in-law, she decides to throw her tracksuits away and make a change and live her life. She decides she may want Bear to be part of that change. But, her son, Morgan, is NOT on BOARD. I loved Fran as much as I did Bear. I admire a woman who goes after what she wants. Fran is certainly that type of woman. She and Bear complement one another. He brings out her wild side, and she gives him a peace he hasn’t felt in many years. The banter between them was hilarious, and the sex, oh my….I thought my Kindle would combust a few times. Watching these two fall for each other was incredible.

Chelle Bliss, this was such a wonderful and enjoyable book! You showed readers that you’re never too old to find happiness and love. Mothers aren’t just caregivers to their children. Yes, we are actually humans with human emotions, and we do have identities outside of our children, although we love them with all our hearts. While this was a book filled with hot sex, mystery, and moments that I laughed so hard, I cried, at its heart, it was a book of hope and second chances. LOVED IT!!!




Chelle currently lives near the Gulf of Mexico and is a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend.




Disaster as Roosevelt Ranch by Elise Faber Release Blitz

Today we are spreading the news for the release of Disaster at Roosevelt Ranch, the newest contemporary romance from Elise Faber. Check out all the book details below!


Disaster at Roosevelt Ranch by Elise Faber

I slept with the wrong twin.
And all I got for it in return was a broken heart.
Oh yeah, and a baby on the way—there’s that too.
But I’m determined to make it on my own. I don’t need a man, thank you very much. Not rich, charismatic, and decidedly flighty Rex Roosevelt, and especially not his twin brother, Justin.
No matter that the gorgeous former military doctor makes my heart beat a little faster . . . and all spots lower than that pay careful, careful attention.
None of that matters. The Roosevelt men are dangerous and I’m steering clear.
The trouble is, Justin refuses to leave me be.
And deep down, I don’t want to avoid him.
Deep down, I want to be even closer.


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I had never thought of a plus sign as a bad thing.

Of course, I’d never had one show up on a stick I’d peed on. Kudos to me, that changed today.

My knees wobbled, and the idiotic white piece of plastic rattled as I set it on the scarred Formica countertop.

Brown eyes—mine—stared back at me accusingly in the mirror. “You’ve done it now.”

A baby.



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Aside from writing bestselling romances, Elise’s passions are chocolate, Star Wars, and hockey (the order depending on the day and how well her team, the Sharks, are playing). She and her husband also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date night is spent on the ice. Elise is the mom to exuberant boys and is thoroughly addicted to Dancing with the Stars.


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REVIEW: Scarlet Stone by Jewel E. Ann



“My name is Scarlet Stone, and my biggest fear is that someday I will find what I want most in life, and it will be impossible to steal.”

What happens when life just stops? When one moment makes you question your entire existence?

Scarlet Stone is a third-generation thief who has everything: a doting fiancé, a spacious London flat, and a legitimate job offer. In a single breath, everything becomes nothing, and she finds herself on a plane to Savannah, Georgia in search of the meaning of life.

After securing a six-month lease for a beachfront house on Tybee Island, Scarlet changes the way she looks, thinks, eats—basically her entire outlook on life. She needs peace, but what she gets is a housemate who looks like Thor, acts like a warden, and smells her proximity like a Bloodhound.

Theodore Reed is a carpenter and perfectionist with a body built of steel, a black, hollow heart, and a hunger for revenge. He doesn’t like company, girly-smelling crap, and British accents.

He resents every breath she takes.
She’s fascinated by his every move.

In time, they discover their coexistence is toxic, their physical attraction is electric, the secrets they keep mean the difference between life and death, and the only truth they share is that everything is a lie.

“Over eighty-five percent of the world’s population believes in a higher power, yet, very few people believe in miracles.”

Do you believe?

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PHENOMENAL STORY!!!! This story deserves beyond 5 Stars! I loved everything about this story!
Scarlet is on a mission to discover the meaning of life, her life in particular. She has decided to go back to where her life began, Savannah GA, leaving behind everyone and everything familiar. Scarlet lucks out in finding a place to stay even if she has to share it with Thor. 
Theodore aka Thor is on a mission of revenge. He has lost his only family and is hell-bent on making sure the person responsible pays. He is biding his time and doesn’t have time for distractions, especially his new roommate who’s a smelly thief that likes to push every button he has.
Will these two be able to coexist in the same house? Even when they both realize the physical chemistry between them is off the charts? 
This story was absolutely beautiful! I was grabbed from the very beginning and couldn’t put my kindle down until it was over. The main characters in this book were fantastic and I loved unraveling all their secrets. Every book by Jewel E. Ann is a completely amazing reading experience, being sucked in by the light and funny and then being unable to let go when things get deep and serious, sometimes even heartbreakingly so. Jewel E. Ann is a a truly talented author and is definitely one to one-click without hesitation!!   

Womanizer by Katy Evans Release Tour

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Release Date: December 5th, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans comes a brand new contemporary romance. WOMANIZER is a full length standalone, and no other books in the series need to be read.

You’ve seen the headlines: Womanizing billionaire player! Watch out! Stay away!

We were just two strangers. Facing a forbidden attraction, a chemical connection. Neither of us expected or wanted it to amount to more.

But I had never been drawn to a guy the way I was drawn to this one: my brother’s best friend, and CEO of the company where I interned.

Even knowing I should stay away, I proved to be too human, after all.

The chemistry was amazing.

The laughs were incredible.

I opened up to him in more ways than I’d opened up to anyone before.

But sex was as far as I’d go.

Just sex because he was too irresistible.

Just sex because I wouldn’t be falling for him.

Just sex because I’d leave in three months, and I’d like for my brother not to kill me, and for nobody to find out he was my wicked little secret.

He wasn’t the One.

He was just a womanizer.

But for a time, he would be mine.


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Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Someone Like You (Oxford #3) by Lauren Layne Release Blitz + Giveaway

A man who’s living a lie—until his dream woman takes away the pain.
Oxford #3
Lauren Layne
Releasing Dec 6th, 2016


Lauren Layne’s bestselling Oxford Series
continues with the poignant, heartwarming story of New York’s most eligible
bachelor, Lincoln Mathis, a man who’s living a lie—until his dream woman takes
away the pain.
  Lincoln Mathis doesn’t hide his reputation as
Manhattan’s ultimate playboy. In fact, he cultivates it. But behind every
flirtatious smile, each provocative quip, there’s a secret that Lincoln’s
hiding from even his closest friends—a tragedy from his past that holds his
heart quietly captive. Lincoln knows what he wants: someone like Daisy
Sinclair, the sassy, off-limits bridesmaid he can’t take his eyes off at his
best friend’s wedding. He also knows that she’s everything he can never have.


After a devastating divorce, Daisy doesn’t need
anyone to warn her off the charming best man at her sister’s wedding. One look
at the breathtakingly hot Lincoln Mathis and she knows that he’s exactly the
type of man she should avoid. But when Daisy stumbles upon Lincoln’s secret,
she realizes there’s more to the charming playboy than meets the eye. And
suddenly Daisy and Lincoln find their lives helplessly entwined in a journey
that will either heal their damaged souls . . . or destroy them forever.

Advance praise for Someone Like You


“Fun and flirty, sassy and steamy, with a deep
emotional pull that will keep you turning the pages.”—Kelly Jamieson, author
of Top Shelf

“An unsung hero with a story that touched my heart. Emotional and
gripping. A top favorite of 2016 for me.”New York Times bestselling author Melanie Moreland

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I’ll begin by saying this may be the book I have been anticipating most this year! Layne finally gave us Lincoln’s story, and the wait was very much worth it! I ADORED it! I’ve loved Lincoln from the very beginning, and I knew it would take a special woman to break his playboy image and find her way into his heart, and I loved that it was Emma’s sister, Daisy! Each knows that the other is off-limits for a variety of reasons, but they feel an undeniable attraction to each other. The question is will they finally heal or destroy each other?

Lincoln is one of those characters that you love even though he’s a player. I couldn’t help but love him. He has charisma and a wicked sense of humor, and let’s be honest he’s easy on the eyes too. Through each novel, Layne would give hints that he is also a man with a broken heart and a past he hasn’t healed from. Daisy is recovering from a heartbreaking divorce, so romance isn’t on her mind. The connection these two share from their very first meeting jumps off the pages. Each recognizes the hurt in the other, and see the masks they force themselves to wear trying to show the world they are just fine when they aren’t. I loved watching the walls they have erected around their hearts slowly fall away! Their love story is my favorite in the series!

As always, Layne never disappoints in anything she writes. She has an incredible talent of not only writing a superb story but developing each and every one of her characters. She develops each character in a way that they become old friends to the reader, and she is a genius at building her secondary characters so you are anticipating them getting their own book. She did exactly that with Lincoln. If you haven’t discovered this amazing writer, you really need to!

Abou the author


Lauren Layne is the USA Today bestselling
author of more than a dozen romantic comedies. She lives in New York City with
her husband (who was her high school sweetheart–cute, right?!) and plus-sized

In 2011, she ditched her corporate career in Seattle to pursue a full-time
writing career in Manhattan, and never looked back.

In her ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would
carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books.

For a list of all her works, please be sure to check out her official website!

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~ One (Love by Numbers #5) by E.S. Carter Release Blitz + Review ~

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Title: One

Series: Love by Numbers #5

Author: ES Carter

Genre: MM Romance

Release Date: December 1



One click.
One perfect frame.
That’s all it takes to capture an eternal moment; although most people let them pass by without acknowledgement.
I don’t waste any.
Not a single one.
If I see something of beauty, I want to experience it, feel it and immortalise it.
If I see someone of beauty, I want to taste them, worship them and memorise them.
I don’t have a type, if I like you, I like you.
I don’t have a preference.
My bisexuality is a gift, not a defect.
It’s the freedom to see beyond gender.
One blink.
One touch.
One night.
Life is filled with so many ones.
One chance to get things right.
One life to live as you choose.
One decision that gives you acceptance.
One person to fill the emptiness.
Just one?
Nah, like I said, life is full of ones.
My camera lets me focus on the good times; I develop from life’s negatives and if things don’t work out, I just take another shot.
Who needs just one?

Book #5 in the ‘Love by Numbers’ series.
Can be read as a standalone.

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daniell review 5 star a

AMAZING!! I have loved everything that E.S. Carter has written but this ONE may be at the top of that list!!

Isaac Fox is a well-known photographer, gifted with being able to capture the perfect shot of his subject.  He works hard but likes to play hard as well and has never discriminated about who warms his bed. He has never worried about finding The One, only the one for the moment. But he hasn’t been able to forget the one that ran from his affections, Flynn.

Flynn Phillips is a famous model and actor. Even though he insists that he is straight, there is One man he cannot forget. However, he is not ready to face those feelings and fights the attraction by belittling Isaac and his sexuality. But how long can he fight what he knows his heart and body want?

When Isaac and Flynn must work together on a project, will they be able to let go of their hurtful past and finally give in to the passion that is simmering just beneath the surface?

I LOVED THIS BOOK!! I was all in from the very first page and was sad when the book ended. I have read several M/M books but this One is definitely a favorite!! I have read all of the Love by Numbers books and each One keeps getting better and better!! E.S. Carter is such a talented author and she brings out every emotion in the reader during each and every book! Her books always have the best messages, even if it is a fictional story, there is so much truth that it stays with the reader long after the story is finished. She will always be a must-read author for me!!

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Eli Carter is a mum of three from the U.K.

She is a stay-at-home mum and a part-time advocate for families of children with special needs.

Her life is pretty manic, and she often gets asked, “How do you find the time to write?”

The answer is simple; she never sleeps, but not from lack of trying.

Reading and writing are her therapy, her solace and often the one thing that gets her through the long nights. (That and copious amounts of caffeine and sugar!)

She loves to connect with readers, so please feel free to friend/follow her on Facebook, IG and Twitter or join her reader’s group, E’s Elite.

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~ Destiny on Ice (Boys of Winter #1) by S.R. Grey Release Blitz + Giveaway ~




Title: Destiny on Ice
Series: Boys of Winter #1
Author: S.R. Grey
Genre: Sports Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: December 1, 2016
Hot hockey superstar Brent Oliver has it all—good looks, charm, dozens of endorsement deals, and a spectacular career.

Uh, nix that last one.

Brent has the talent and skill that should have his career soaring. But something is wrong. He’s lost his hockey mojo and can’t get it back.

Enter Aubrey Shelburne, life coach to the stars.

Aubrey’s worked with some difficult celebrities, but she’s never encountered a guy quite like Brent Oliver.

Or has she?

Seems a reckless night of partying, one that had Aubrey waking up in a strange man’s bed, is about to bite her in the ass. That is, if Brent doesn’t first.

Fighting an off-the-charts attraction, Aubrey and Brent must learn to work together. But it’s not an easy task when they’re at each other’s throats every minute.

Is this relationship a disaster in the making?

Or is it destiny?

Washboard abs and sex toy mishaps aside, Destiny on Ice is a fun and irreverent romp that’ll have you swooning on one page and laughing on the next.



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Whoa, wait! What am I thinking here? No lap dances and dates with Aubrey?

Never. Going. To. Happen.

“What’s up with you, Brent?” Nolan asks. “You’ve been weird since we left your house.”

We’re on the back patio of his house now, which is four doors down from my place. I’m still drinking, but much more slowly.

Setting my beer down on an outdoor iron table in front of me, I sigh. “I don’t know, man. I guess I feel kind of bad treating Aubrey the way I did.”

“What?” He makes a who-the-fuck-cares face. “You mean the life coach chick?”

“Yeah, the life coach chick.” I blow out a breath. “But she’s more than that. She’s a really great girl.”

Nolan knows me far too well. He senses where this is leading.

“Dude,” he begins, in full warning mode. “Don’t even think of going there.”

I play dumb. “What do you mean?”

“Oh, you know what I mean. Getting involved with that woman would be nothing but trouble. She was hired by the team to help you, which kind of makes her like your employee by default.”

“An employee I’d like to bang,” I admit.

“I wouldn’t do that if I were you.”

I glare over at him from across the patio table. “Are you kidding? Of course you would.”

“Yeah, you’re probably right,” he concedes. “So maybe you should bang her. But real secretly. And just once. Get her out of your system before you fuck up your career.”

When he starts staring over at me, like he has more to say on the subject, I make an attempt to change the topic. I need to end this conversation about my life coach, who I already can’t get out of my goddamn mind.

In my most dickhead tone, I say, “Stop giving me your googly eyes, Solvenson. You know how it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside when you do that.”

“Fuck off, Oliver,” Nolan volleys back, looking away as he takes a long pull from his beer. As he lowers his bottle, he adds, “I know what you’re doing, anyway.”

“Oh yeah, you do? Please tell me then, great sensei, what am I doing?”

“You’re deflecting. You’re trying to hide from the truth.”

“Which is?”

“You’re falling hard for your hot little life coach.”

Shit, I hate when he’s right.

Abou the author
S.R. Grey is an Amazon Top 100 and a #1 Barnes & Noble Bestselling author. She is the author of the brand new Boys of Winter hockey romance series, the popular Judge Me Not books, the Promises series, the Inevitability duology, A Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy, and the Laid Bare series of novellas. Ms. Grey’s works have appeared on multiple Amazon Bestseller lists, including Top 100 several times. She is also a #1 Bestselling Author on Barnes & Noble and a Top 100 Bestselling Author on iTunes.


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