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Timid (Lark Cove Series) by Devney Perry Review Tour

7 Sep

 

Willa Doon has always been shy. Her quiet demeanor was something she’s always embraced. That is, until Jackson Page moves to town. The one man she desperately wants to take notice struggles to remember her name.

Year after year, Willa stands by, watching as the bartender slash playboy drowns his demons in beer and sex. Then one night, he shows up at her door, suddenly aware that the girl he’s seen around Lark Cove is now a beautiful woman.

Except what he doesn’t remember is that this visit isn’t his first. They spent a night together once before. A night he’s forgotten, thanks to a bottle of tequila.

A night that crushed a timid girl’s heart, and set a broken man on the path to heal them both.



Christie’s Review

5 STARS

A Top Read of 2018

Timid is one of those books that just wraps you up and doesn’t let you go until the end, and then it doesn’t really let you go then. But, seriously…all of Devney Perry’s books do that to me!!!!

This is Willa and Jackson’s story, and what a story it is! The romance begins with Willa many years before it does for Jackson! She fell for him the instant she saw him as a teenager when he first arrived in town. Since then, she has tried to get him to notice her to no avail. Willa, being who she is, doesn’t do anything drastic in that department. She is very reserved and shy…hence the title of the book. By the end, she has grown into a more confident and self-assured woman, not a girl anymore.

Jackson has never really known a home until he came to Lark Cove. Hazel, Thea, and Charlie are his family. He is somewhat reserved himself but in a completely different way than Willa. He definitely gets attention with his good looks and his charm, but he doesn’t really allow others besides his inner circle get too close. He is completely clueless about Willa. The guy doesn’t even call her by the correct name. One night, all that changes, and he really “sees” Willa, and it’s over for him. He knows she is special, and he won’t give up until he has her. She will definitely make him work hard which I loved by the way.

As with all of Perry’s novels, it’s much more than a romance. There are twists and some angst, but they play into the plot of the book and really make the characters grow into the people I think they were created to be. She always draws me into her books and her characters. They aren’t just fictional characters; she brings them to life.. She knows how to pull at my heartstrings and can make me shed a tear of two, but it’s that emotional connection that brings me back to her time and time again!!!!



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I scooched my chair in toward the table, trying to put a little more space between Jackson and me, but he wasn’t having it.

He put both hands on the back of my chair, then leaned in close. “Hi, Willa.”

“Uh . . . hi.” I shivered at the heat from his chest on my bare shoulders.

Why was he standing so close? My parents were right there. Our table was one of four tall, square ones in the center of the room and there was plenty of space between tables.

Plenty. P-L-E-N-T-Y.

But was Jackson using any of that plentiful space?

No sirree. He stayed pressed against the back of my chair, like there were only three inches of usable space behind him, not three feet.

My skin prickled he was so close. I tried to nudge my chair forward again but it barely moved. Sweat beaded on my temples and I pulled in a shaking breath.

Jackson’s woodsy, rich scent was everywhere. It overpowered the stale beer, pizza and peanuts, and I inhaled a deep breath, unable to resist.

Sexy Hot Forest. That’s what they’d call his cologne.

Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

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Redemption: Part 5 by Kate Benson Blog Tour with Review

7 Sep
Title: Redemption Part Five
Author: Kate Benson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Editor: Chasing Sophie Publications
Cover Designer: Dana Leah at Designs by Dana
Publication Date: August 27th, 2018
Blurb:
***This book contains content intended for mature readers***
BELLA
Disaster puts a lot into perspective.
I thought I’d made my peace with losing everything in the name of love.
For months, it’s been staring Adam and I in the face.
If I’m being honest, there’s a part of me that welcomed it. There’s a piece of my soul that yearned for it to swallow me whole, offer us a means to an end.
I’m not sure of much these days, but there’s one thing I know as fact…
I’ll never survive losing him.
ADAM
The moment Isabella came crashing into my life, something irrevocably shifted inside my soul.
Now that I’ve tasted it, I don’t know how to live without her.
The very love I didn’t know I craved has me facing the loss of everything I ever cared about.
I’ve sworn myself to protecting both my empire and the love of my life.
If it comes down to keeping only one, which will grant me redemption?


Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Redemption: Part 5 is the continuation of Adam and Isabella’s story. It picks up immediately after that cliffhanger Kate Benson left us with! Their lives are still in turmoil, and Adam is fighting hard to keep both Isabella and his company. As you can imagine, this one is an intriguing read with more twists.

 

The romance and steam continue, but as with all the books, their relationship is theme of the book. Isabella is still adjusting to Adam, and it’s sometimes a struggle for this independent woman to be in this type of relationship. It’s also sometimes a struggle for Adam to allow Isabella completely into his heart. But, both of them are doing their best. With each installment in this series, you can see their trust deepening and growing stronger. They will have to rely on that strength to get them through what is coming their way.

 

I have written in my reviews before how much I love reading a writer’s acknowledgments and notes. For me, it gives me a bit of an insight to the writer. Sometimes you find little gems in those sections. I found one in Benson’s dedication. I love it; my heart melted with this one, ”For my darling Mr. Benson. The world could shatter all around us and I would still belong to you alone.” No wonder she can write such a heartmelting romance!!!!

 

I don’t call Benson “the queen of cliffys” for nothing…she left us yet with another one. I don’t know how she does it! This next book will definitely be filled with some heart-stopping moments. She made it known that the threat to Adam and Isabella has taken quite a dangerous turn. So, I “arrivederci” to  one of my favorite couples until we meet the next time!!!!

 



Kate Benson was raised in Texas and currently resides in central Florida with her husband and their growing army of fur minions.She learned to read at the age of four and has been hooked ever since. She credits her passion for literature to her mother, her love of story-telling to her father and her unwavering faith in happily-ever-after’s to her husband, Sean.Some of her favorite things include rainy days, loud music, superhero movies, hot tea and of course, lazy afternoons with a great book.To find out more about Kate, her work or to just say hello, she loves hearing from her readers and can be found on social media.

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Kiss Me Goodnight (Claire Goodnite Series Volume 4) by Jennifer Rebecca Cover Reveal with Pre-Order Links

7 Sep

Today we have the cover reveal for Kiss Me Goodnight by Jennifer Rebecca! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today:

Title: Kiss Me Goodnight

Author: Jennifer Rebecca

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Day: October 8th

Cover by Alyssa Garcia at Uplifting Designs.

 

About Kiss Me Goodnight:

Detective Claire Goodnite is finally marrying her sexy SAIC, Wesley O’Connell in this suspenseful conclusion to the series.

The hall has been booked, the flowers have been ordered, and the invitations have been sent. Everything is finally falling into place for the happy couple, or so it seems.

That is until a hunter the likes of the old DC Sniper has his sights set on New Jersey Law Enforcement and suddenly the thin blue line has a big, old target painted on their backs. It’s open season on police officers and federal agents alike. She might be the best damn detective in the state of New Jersey but even this case has Claire running for her life.

Not to mention the loss of one of her inner circle seems to have shook something loose in her mind. Claire’s memories of that long ago day when she was taken from her home as a child are surfacing one after another. But will she remember before it’s too late?

It’s like they always say, every story has its ending.

Are you ready for this one?

It’s gonna sting.

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Exclusive Excerpt:

It’s you

There is a marching band pounding away in my brain.

I must have had too much to drink at the rehearsal dinner last night. I think. I can get my ass ready for today—my wedding day—because if I don’t, my bestie, Emma, will have my ass.

I pry my eyes open, only then do I realize that I am not in our hotel room on the coast. I’m not in the luxury king bed full of fluffy pillows and down comforters near a window looking out at the ocean. I’m not where I should be. It takes my brain a minute, still feeling as fuzzy as it is, that I’m not . . . safe.

The light shines through the wooden slats of the doors.

I’m here. I am right back where I started. Where I thought I would die when I was so small, just a baby really. I’m where I once escaped and had naively thought I would never be back. I scoot back on the worn, torn carpet floor of the closet that I was locked in once before, until my back hits the wall. I try to make myself as small as possible hoping against all hope that he won’t see me but as I hear the footsteps growing louder and louder, I know that there is no hope to be found at all.

The closet door swings opened and I realize how stupid I have been. All this time that I struggled, that I suffered from those terrible nightmares and prayed that they would either end or I would finally remember just who had tried to harm me when I was just six years old. All those times I thought I was safe, that I was free, were really nothing but lies because looking down at me with a sinister smile on his face in this little house of horrors from my haunted past is the last person I ever would have thought would be capable of this kind of thing.

I was never free, I was living under the watchful eye of a monster, a wolf in sheep’s clothing just waiting for their chance to pounce. His smile broadens and his eyes glimmer with excitement in the knowledge that he’s won. It’s finally over, this game of cat and mouse that we have been silently engaged in for twenty four years.

He pulls his leather belt free from his pants and loops it around my neck. I look up into his warm eyes, ones that I had always trusted as he tightens the leather around my neck.

“It’s you. It was always you,” I say as suddenly every memory finally clicks into place. Anna would be so proud.

I gasp as the air is squeezed out of my lungs. I struggle to pull more in even though in my brain I know that it isn’t possible. Maybe this is how it was always supposed to be. Maybe this is how my story was always supposed to end. My name is Detective Claire Goodnite and I’m about to die.

You know what they say, every story has its ending, I just wish I was prepared.

I can already tell that this one’s gonna sting . . .

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About the Author:

Jennifer is a thirty something lover of words, all words: the written, the spoken, the sung (even poorly), the sweet, the funny, and even the four letter variety. She is a native of San Diego, California where she grew up reading the Brownings and Rebecca with her mother and Clifford and the Dog who Glowed in the Dark with her dad, much to her mother’s dismay.

Jennifer is a graduate of California State University San Marcos where she studied Criminology and Justice Studies. She is also an Alpha Xi Delta.

10 years ago, she was swept off her feet by her very own sailor. Today, they are happily married and the parents of a 8 year old and 6 year old twins. She can often be found in East Texas on the soccer fields, drawing with her children, or reading. Jennifer is convinced that if she puts her fitbit on one of the dogs, she might finally make her step goals. She loves a great romance, an alpha hero, and lots and lots of laughter.

 

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Confessions of a Klutz (Confession Series #1) by Abigail Davies Cover Reveal with Excerpt & Giveaway (One of Five ARC’s for Confessions of a Klutz)

7 Sep

Release Date: September 26, 2018

Cover Design: Pink Elephant Designs

 

Synopsis

 

Confession One: I was a klutz.
I thought I’d grow out of it, but evidently I didn’t.
It’s not fun to look like a fumbling toddler when you’re twenty-six.

Confession Two: I had a standing appointment at the local ER.
It wasn’t by choice that I knew all the doctors names—it was necessity.
But that was about to change.

Confession Three: I hated the sun yet I lived in LA where it always shone.
I supposed that was one plus to being sent to New York for the next eight weeks.

That was until I got there.

Arm veins, dimples and, THE sexiest voice known to man were my weakness,
and he had every single one of them.

Confession Four: He was my new boss.
I could control myself though, right?

The city of dreams… a klutz’s worst nightmare.
Eight weeks. A klutz. And a drool worthy boss.
What did you get when you crossed a klutz with a GQ model lookalike?
I was about to find out.

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Excerpt

 

I placed the champagne flute on a table and snatched another one from a server’s tray. I couldn’t remember how many drinks I’d had, but I had a nice buzz going on.
I’d been on my own for the last hour while Axel talked to some new business partners or something or other. I had no idea who they were exactly, just that they could be important.
I didn’t expect to be abandoned as soon as we got here. Especially not after I’d spent the whole day having my hair and makeup done, and definitely not while I was wearing my trusty little black dress. Thank God I’d been able to not wear my sling and only my brace underneath.
I knew a total of one person, and he was currently talking to a woman with legs as long as the stupid skyscrapers in this city. Ugh.
Downing this glass, I then plucked another one off a tray and maneuvered through the crowd and over to Axel. Her hand was pressed against his chest. Any other person wouldn’t see how uncomfortable he was, but I saw the way his eyes crinkled at the corners and the way he tried to step back from her when she leaned toward him. She followed. Of course the crackwhore followed.
Maybe I’d had one too many drinks because the jealous monster was coming forth and there was nothing I could do to stop her. I stepped beside Axel, looking crackwhore right in the eyes. I turned to face him, resting my hand on his bicep and cooed, “Hey, baby,” way too loudly. He frowned down at me with questions in his eyes. Lifting up onto my tiptoes, I whispered, “Go with it if you want to get rid of her.”
He turned his head, his lips centimeters from mine, as his eyes flashed. “Hey.” His arm slid around my waist as he pulled me closer. My glass toppled between us, but neither of us looked away. “Where have you been?”
“I…” I flicked my gaze over to crackwhore, seeing the sneer on her face. Yeah, bitch, you wish you were in these arms.“I had to freshen up.” I bit my bottom lip. “I forgot to wear panties.”
Why. The. Hell. Did. I. Just. Say. That?
His hand trailed down my back and stopped on my ass where he splayed his warm palm.
“Well, I guess I’ll go and…” I blocked out crackwhore, basking in the feel of him. I heard her footsteps as she walked away, but Axel didn’t let go.
“You’re playing with fire.”
“I’m a pyromaniac.”
His breath quickened, and he yanked me closer as his fingertips dug into my ass. “Careful, Vi. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say you wanted me.”
Leaning my head back, I looked up at him as I lifted onto my tiptoes. “Who said I didn’t?”
Great. Now horny Vi had made an appearance.
We both stared at each other, promises being made that shouldn’t be considered. But would it really be so bad? I’d be back in LA soon, and he’d be here. We wouldn’t see each other again, so one night of him ripping my clothes off couldn’t hurt, right?
He ducked his head, took a deep breath, and ran his nose along my neck and up to my ear where he whispered, “You have one chance to tell me you don’t want this. Say it now, because if you don’t, I won’t be able to hold myself back.”
I moaned as he trailed kisses along the soft skin under my ear. “I want this. I want you and your arm veins.”
“My arm veins?” he asked, chuckling but still planting soft kisses along the side of my neck. Could you die from kisses?
“Mmm-hmm.” I traced my fingers along his arm, though I couldn’t see them through his jacket. “I want them.” He pulled back, his dark-blue eyes nearly black as I continued, “I want you.”
I looked around the room, wondering if we could leave right now.
Axel’s nostrils flared when I stepped back and out of his arms. I gave him a coy smile, sunk my teeth into my bottom lip, and sauntered back another step, loving the sexy vibe I was giving off. That was until my foot wobbled. My eyes widened as I imagined a repeat of the bar happening, but I didn’t fall this time. Instead, I was pulled into a pair of strong arms.
“You’re a danger to yourself.”
I laughed. “I know. But you wanna have sex with this danger.”
He chuckled along with me, shaking his head. “What will I do with you?”
I glanced up at him and placed my drink on the table I nearly tripped over. “I can think of many things you can do.” I waggled my brows up and down. “They involve my lady garden and your member.”
He choked out a sound I’d never heard before. “Don’t ever refer to them as that again.” He pulled back, taking my hand and leading me out of the room.
“Channel and rod?” I asked.
His head reeled back as we collected our coats. “Definitely not.”

 

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About the Author

 

Abigail Davies grew up with a passion for words, storytelling, maths, and anything pink. Dreaming up characters–quite literally–and talking to them out loud is a daily occurrence for her. She finds it fascinating how a whole world can be built with words alone, and how everyone reads and interprets a story differently. Now following her dreams of writing, Abigail has found the passion that she always knew was there. When she’s not writing: she’s a mother to two daughters who she encourages to use their imagination as she believes that it’s a magical thing, or getting lost in a good book. If she’s doing neither of those things, you can be sure she’s surfing the web buying new makeup, clothes, or binge watching another show as she becomes one with her sofa.

 

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Dirty Headlines by L.J. Shen Release Blitz

7 Sep

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“Dirty Headlines is a fantastic enemies to lovers office romance with a perfect filthy asshole hero that I wish I’d written myself.” – Laurelin Paige, New York Times bestselling author

Dirty Headlines, an all-new sexy, enemies-to-lovers romance from bestselling author L.J. Shen is LIVE!

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Célian Laurent.

Manhattan royalty.

Notorious playboy.

Heir to a media empire.

…And my new boss.

I could have impressed him, if not for last month’s unforgettable one-night stand.

I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory—namely, his wallet.

Now he’s staring me down like I’m the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I’m supposed to take it.

But the thing about being Judith “Jude” Humphry is I have nothing to lose.

Brooklyn girl.

Infamously quirky.

Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch.

When he looks at me from across the room, I see the glint in his eyes, and that makes us rivals.

He knows it.

So do I.

Every day in the newsroom is a battle.

Every night in his bed, war.

But it’s my heart at stake, and I fear I’ll be raising the white flag.

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About LJ Shen:

L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets people’s’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

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