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Just An Illusion – The B Side (Illusion Series – Book 2) Release Blitz + Review + Giveaway


Just An Illusion – The B Side (Illusion Series – Book 2)

Cover Design: Regina Wamba / Mae I Design and Photography

Release Date: March 30, 2017 


Three life-altering months … That’s how long it’s been since Amelia Greyson joined the Just an Illusion Tour with Bastards and Dangerous. She’s made new friends, embraced her past, and even found love. Back on the road … Following a tragic situation, Amelia is determined to hit the road, put her life in order, and finish the book she was hired to write. Mel’s not the only one affected by what happened; the men of BAD are all trying to move forward, not wanting the past to ruin the remainder of their farewell tour. Brother vs Brother … Tensions are high on the Weston brothers’ bus. As each brother settles into their role in Amelia’s life, secrets threaten to rip their relationship to shreds. Can Noah and Sawyer find a way to save the brotherly bond they share? Or will the woman of their dreams end up tearing them apart for good?    



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OMG!!! D. Kelly hit this one OUT OF THE PARK!!!! I’m truly at a loss for words right now! Side B picked up right where Side A left off which was a nail biter! I was surprised by the end of the first book, and I was not in any way prepared for the ending of this one!!! Again…no words!!!!

I thought the characters were complex in the first book, and in this one, Kelly delves even deeper into their personalities and what makes them tick. I never thought I could love Noah, Mel, or Sawyer more than I already did, but I was wrong. Noah is the whole package…sexy, romantic, intelligent, and his soul is absolutely beautiful. However, Sawyer continues to pull at my heartstrings. I saw a whole other side to him, one he rarely shows anyone else besides Mel, or Princess as he calls her. Seeing more of his sweet heart made him even more irresistible. I completely understand why both attract Mel, even though she has made her decision between the brothers. It’s very rare I am so torn between two men in a book, but I’m definitely torn between these two. Each one brings out something different in Mel, but the thing I love about her is she certain in her decisions. She faces so many challenges in this book, and some will change who she is as a person! I’m interested to see the woman she will become when it’s all over.

The story, itself, was incredibly emotional. There are joyous moments, yet there are some incredibly painful ones as well. It’s D. Kelly’s amazing ability to make me laugh and cry that always leaves me coming back for every book she writes. However, I think I finished this one in record time. I thought I knew where she was going with it, and then she completely pulled the carpet out from under my feet with the twist at the end. I have been a fan of hers for several years now, but she truly rocked my world with this book, especially the ending. I hope these next few months go by quickly so I can get the rest of the story of these amazing characters!!!! AWESOME BOOK!!!!!


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Just an Illusion – The A Side (Illusion Series – Book 1)



One night changed her life…

Bestselling author Amelia Greyson has grown up in the music industry and isn’t the slightest bit fazed by fame or celebrities. However, when she attends a Bastards and Dangerous concert with her best friend Belle, her world shifts on its axis.

Double trouble…

Sawyer and Noah Weston are the front men of BAD. They’re fraternal twins and sexy as sin. When they hear the author of The O Factor is in their green room, they’re intrigued. She’s just the person they need to write their farewell story. The brothers offer Amelia the opportunity of a lifetime, which she reluctantly accepts.

Three hearts…

Noah is sweet and considerate, working hard to make Amelia feel at home on the road. Unfortunately, the closer they get, the more obnoxious Sawyer becomes. Sawyer is arrogant and distant and he wants Amelia, even though she’s not his for the taking. Only during stolen moments does Sawyer show her who he really is.

Can Amelia maintain a safe distance from Sawyer and keep her heart intact? Or will she shatter Noah’s heart by giving hers to his brother instead?

*Mature Content- This book contains situations not intended for persons under the age of 18. Including, but not limited to – open door sex, cursing, alcohol and/or drug use, and possible triggers.*



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Dee Kelly was born and raised in Southern California. She is the author of The Acceptance Series and the upcoming Illusion Series. Dee has loved writing since she was a child and used to enjoy spinning stories to her childhood friends and seeing their reactions. Dee is a mom, a wife, a dog lover and a margarita enthusiast. She also loves chocolate, caramel, Starbucks, and sarcasm.

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REVIEW: Wolf (A Hell’s Lovers MC Romance, #1) by Crimson Syn

Scarlett Chase is every man’s wet dream.
As soon as I laid eyes on her, I knew she’d be mine.
That is, until I found out she was untouchable.
One kiss, one forbidden touch, will have me out on the streets and stripped of who I am.
Yet I want her. I need her. And I’m done following all these damn rules.

Wolf Stone is my obsession.
Ever since he pulled over on that empty road, I’ve been tormented by the man.
His possessive words and heated looks have me tightly wound.
One touch, and he lights me on fire.
But I want more.
I not only want him in my bed, I want to keep him for myself.
But he won’t budge, and now it’s up to me to entice his sleeping wolf.




This short story packs a powerful punch of hotness!

When Wolf comes to Scarlett’s aid on the side of the road, the chemistry between these two is off the charts smoking hot! Wolf is President of the local MC and finds out that Scarlett is the daughter of a late founding member and as a result is off limits to him. But Scarlett isn’t about to let Wolf deny her what she wants and she has her sights set on him. Will Wolf go against club rules to be with Scarlett?

I really enjoyed this novella. I loved getting both Wolf and Scarlett’s POV and the banter between these two is very entertaining. If you like insta-lust and insta-love with a sexy, alpha male this is the story for you! This was the first story I’ve read by Crimson Syn, but it definitely won’t be the last.  I’m looking forward to the next story in this series.

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Kiss Marry Kill (Iron Clad Security #1) by Sidney Halston Release Blitz + Review + Giveaway

He’s been chasing a memory . . .
Iron Clad Security #1
Sidney Halston
Releasing March 28th, 2017


He’s been chasing a memory . . .
It was just
supposed to be a regular Thursday afternoon…and then he saw her. Sitting in
seat L214, one seat over from his at the baseball game, right next to her
douche of a soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend. An impromptu kiss for the kiss cam, and
Jax knew his life would never be the same. Five years and a tour in Afghanistan
later, Jax is back stateside running his own private security firm, Iron-Clad,
with his best friend. He isn’t the man he used to be… but Megan isn’t the
sexy and sweet, though sheltered, twenty-two-year-old he left behind, either.
And she’s in trouble.
…but now they’re on the run.

Megan Cruz has made something
of herself. She’s turned her dreams of pop stardom into a reality. But when a
deadly stalker breaks into her home claiming to be her number-one fan, the only
person she can turn to is the boy who got away. But Jax isn’t the same carefree
charmer who stole her heart, then broke it when he joined the military. This
man is seductive, hard, guarded. And he’ll do anything to protect what’s his.


Kiss Marry Kill is a GREAT second chance and romantic suspense novel! I was literally hooked from the very first pages! Jax and Megan met years ago and shared a short but emotional time together. Now, they are face-to-face again, but all those feelings are still there. Jax has always held back because of losing others that were important to him, and now he means to protect Megan from a crazy, obsessed fan. However, he may not be able to protect his heart!

I was Megan’s fan from the very beginning. The opening of the book was a nail biter, and my heart went out to her. I could easily see why Jax felt the way he did about her. I love to see a character grow throughout a novel, and Megan certainly did that. But, Halston did it in a different way…I got to see Megan grow into an independent woman through her past, and I loved seeing the new Megan through Jax’s eyes. Jax is quite a complicated character. He appears to others as threatening, and he can be. But, with Megan, I got to see his vulnerable side. There’s nothing sexier than an alpha man who loves his woman but also has a sweet soul, and Jax definitely has a sweet soul…even if he just shows it to those he loves.  I loved these two together, and they certainly deserved their HEA.

Sidney Halston became a favorite of mine as soon as I read her first book! Every book she writes is fantastic because she makes you remember her characters because she has a magical way of connecting me with each one. Megan and Jax were no different! I loved the added suspense in this book! It kept me up well into the night needing to finish the last page. Kiss Marry Kill is a great beginning to what promises to be a fantastic series! Can’t wait for the next one!!!!

USA Today bestselling author, Sidney
lives her life with one simple rule: “Just Do
It”–Nike. And that’s exactly what she did.

After working hard as an attorney, Sidney picked up a pen for the first
time at thirty years old to begin her dream of writing. Having never written
anything other than very exciting legal briefs, she found an outlet for her
imaginative, romantic side and wrote Seeing Red. That first pen stroke sealed
the deal, and she fell in love with writing. Sidney lives in South Florida with
her husband and children. She loves her family above all else, and reading
follows a close second. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading and
reading and reading. She’s a reader first and a writer second. When she’s not
writing or reading, her life is complete and utter chaos, trying to balance
family life with work and writing (and reading). But she wouldn’t have it any
other way.


Hot For The Fireman (Boston Heat #1) by Gina L. Maxwell Release Blitz + Giveaway

time to see how much heat this fireman can take…
Boston Heat #1
Gina L. Maxwell
Releasing March 27th, 2017
Entangled Select


Ranger Erik Grady lives for the job. So when his chief at the Boston Fire
Department offers him two choices—mandated therapy for supposed PTSD or a
permanent desk job at the station, he reluctantly agrees to see a shrink. Only
this doctor is unlike anything he expected. Female and curved in all the right
places? Check. Hotter than a four-alarm fire? Check. The kind of woman that can
heat his blood in and out of bed? Check, check. And oh, yeah, he just happens
to have firsthand experience…
Of all the
men to walk into psychologist Olivia Jones’ office, why did it have to be him?
Her one-night stand isn’t playing by the rules of just. One. Night. She’s had
her heart broken in the past, and no way is she going there again. And now he’s
blackmailing her into three dates? Well, if that’s what it takes to make him
see a different therapist, fine. She can handle it. So what if the chemistry
between them is combustible? She’s a professional, damn it. She’ll date Mr. I’m
Too Sexy For My Bunker Pants. But it won’t end in the fun he expects.

It’s time to see how much
heat this fireman can take…

Gina L. Maxwell is a
full-time writer, wife, and mother living in the upper Midwest, despite her
scathing hatred of snow and cold weather. An avid romance novel addict, she
began writing as an alternate way of enjoying the romance stories she loves to
read. Her debut novel, Seducing Cinderella, hit both the USA Today and New York
Times bestseller lists in less than four weeks, and she’s been living her
newfound dream ever since.
When she’s not reading or writing steamy romance novels, she spends her time losing
at Scrabble (and every other game) to her high school sweetheart, doing her
best to hang out with their teenagers before they fly the coop, and dreaming
about her move to sunny Florida once they do.

Stripped Bare by Heidi McLaughlin Teaser

Dramatic Portrait Of A Girl Theme: Portrait Of A Beautiful Lonel#StrippedBareSaturday

Release – March 28th


They don’t call it the Strip for nothing. . . .

In this sinfully sexy Las Vegas romance from bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin, a man who has it all reunites with a woman who takes it all off.

Living in Sin City, Finn McCormick is no stranger to one-night stands, but the last person he expects to find losing big on the casino floor is a former high school fling. Even though Macey Webster’s clearly down on her luck, she’s still a knockout, and she’s dressed like a stripper—because she is one. Drunk off an unfamiliar cocktail of lust, pity, and compassion, Finn offers to pay Macey’s debts if she cuddles up to him around town . . . and does whatever he wants between the sheets.

Macey came to Vegas for one reason only: money. She’s got a young daughter to support, and the tips really are bigger in Vegas. But when she blows her earnings on blackjack, her guardian angel is the rich boy who once stole her heart and never called her back. Although Macey would love to turn the tables on Finn, she can’t afford to refuse his proposition—and soon she’s enjoying herself much more than she cares to admit. Macey’s used to baring her flesh, but baring her soul will take far more courage.

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The Heartbeat Hypothesis by Lindsey Fryman Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway

The Heartbeat Hypothesis

by Lindsey Frydman
Publication Date: March 20, 2017
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Embrace, New Adult, Contemporary, Romance



Audra Madison simply wanted to walk in the shoes of Emily Cavanaugh, a free-spirited teenager who died too young. After all, Audra wasn’t supposed to be here.

Thanks to Emily, Audra has a second chance at life. She’s doing all the things that seemed impossible just two years ago: Go to college. Date. Stargaze in the Rocky Mountains. Maybe get a tattoo. You know, live.

Jake Cavanaugh, a photographer with mysterious, brooding gray eyes, agrees to help chronicle her newfound experiences. She makes him laugh, one of the only people who can these days. As they delve into each other’s pasts – and secrets – the closer they become.

But she’s guarded and feels like she can’t trust anyone, including herself.

And he’s struggling with the fact that his beloved sister’s heart beats inside her.


“So life is about the in-between. Between the beginning and the end, between the past and the future. It’s about the now.”

 What a stunning, emotional, and beautiful novel!!!! It’s literally the best debut novel I have ever read! I was quite intrigued when I read the synopsis, but nothing could have prepared me for what I read!

Audra wasn’t supposed to be enjoying her first year of college until she received a miracle…a new heart. Yet, someone else lost their life for her to live hers, and she is more than grateful for that. She wants to honor the young girl, Emily, who gave her a second chance at life. She enlists the help of Emily’s brother, Jake, to help her do that. From the moment she meets Jake, I know as well as she does that her life will forever be changed.

I can’t say how very much I loved Jake and Audra! Both are extremely complex characters. I knew Audra as the story is told from her POV, but I felt like I was discovering Jake and his secrets just like she was. Both are filled with pain and guilt over Emily but for very different reasons. She feels guilty because she has Emily’s heart, and Emily is gone. Of course, Jake misses his sister, but there are also secrets concerning her death that continue to hold him captive. Audra wants so much to take his pain away and to make her life mean something because of Emily’s gift. Jake trusts no one, but I could tell he very much wanted to trust Audra. There was no doubt in my mind that Jake wanted to take that leap with Audra, and I kept praying he would just let go and do it! In my opinion Emily was just as much a character as Audra and Jake. I, like Audra, was able to learn who Emily was. It amazed me how Fydman was able to bring healing through Emily. Audra’s friend, Kat, was an important character as well. She greatly impacted Audra’s life as well. I thought it was a genius move on the writer’s part to use secondary characters in such a powerful way.

As much as I loved the characters, I loved Lindsey Frydman’s actual words….her writing…the symbolism and the deeper meaning of the book. I was in awe with how she took a story filled with pain and turned into something beautiful. Lindsey Frydman gave us one of those rare books that not only grabs your emotions but your very soul! It makes the reader take a moment and look at their lives, and it very may well change the way you look at life. I know it made me take a breath and ponder how I look at my life. It’s one of the best books I have ever read!!!!

“My heart increased its manic cadence, and I was so never grateful to feel it. I placed my hand on Jake’s chest and felt his pulse beat in time with mine, thinking maybe the point of life wasn’t to live—maybe the point was to love.”


Lindsey has been writing since she was nine years old, when she discovered the awesomeness that is Harriet the Spy. Her books always include a romance, though sometimes there’s an added sci-fi or magical realism twist. She lives in Columbus, Ohio (where the weather is never quite right). Her BFA in Photography and Graphic Design has granted her a wide assortment of creative knowledge that serves as inspiration (and not much else). When she’s not crafting YA and NA stories, you’ll likely find her spending waaay too much time on Pinterest, playing a video game, singing show-tunes, or performing in a burlesque show—because she enjoys giving her introversion a worthy adversary. (Plus, it’s the closest to Broadway she’ll ever get.) Lindsey was a proud 2016 Pitch Wars Mentee and thoroughly adores being a part of the wonderful writing community. THE HEARTBEAT HYPOTHESIS is her debut novel.

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Stay Awhile by Gia Riley Release Blitz + Review + Giveaway


Cover Design: R.B.A. Designs

Release Date: March 16, 2017


Life can change in the blink of an eye.

And every choice can unravel more of the truth.

One split second decision after a lifetime of lies, has created a world so confusing, happily ever after isn’t guaranteed. Not even when the stars align and the pieces fit perfectly into the puzzle.

This time, she’ll have to fight for love with a vice clamping her heart and a gaping hole swallowing her soul––absence won’t make the heart grow fonder.

Lies and deceit.

Broken promises and disappointment.

Megan Campbell knows them all too well.

So far, the pain has won. But the pain doesn’t have to be permanent.







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I fell in love with Megan and Garrett’s story over a year ago when the novella appeared in an anthology and I finally got my wish for more!! I loved their full story!

When her young daughter is badly injured in a car accident, Megan Campbell is grateful for Garrett Kristoff, former high school classmate and well-respected surgeon. She is devastated by the secrets that have come out about her husband but is trying to focus solely on her daughter. Now, Megan is going to have to put all her faith in Garrett’s ability to help her little girl walk again.

Garrett has never forgotten his crush from high school and loves seeing her again but hates the circumstances. He only hopes he can be the hero she and her little girl need. And although the timing isn’t great, maybe he will get the chance to show Megan how he has always felt and be there for her when her world has been turned upside down.

Will Megan and her little girl get the miracle they need? Have they found a safe place to stay awhile?

What a truly heartrenching yet heartwarming story!! Megan and Garrett are both great main characters and I loved them both. And Megan’s little girl, Laney, is totally adorable. The twists and turns of this story kept my interest from beginning to end. I love Gia Riley’s books and this one is no different. She writes stories that easily make me attached to the characters and makes me sad when the story is over. Love Gia Riley and I would recommend her books to everyone!




About the Author

Author Gia Riley has been in love with writing romance since high school when she took her very first creative writing class. From the small but mighty state of Delaware, she’s a country girl at heart, traveling back to her roots in Pennsylvania as often as she can.

She’d rather pick truth than dare, bake than cook, and will always choose coffee over tea.
Just like life, her stories always have a mixture of heart and humor.


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