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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Give Me Books Presents: West End Wonder by Sheri Lynn; #ReleaseBlitz, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #TBR, #Live, #Review

Title: West End Wonder
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Sheri Lynn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 31, 2021
Rating:  4 Stars

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Give Me Books Promotions and the authors. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". 

Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward's New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.


Traveling to the island of Roatan, Honduras, for her college best friend’s wedding, it never crossed Sophia’s mind that her college boyfriend, Trevor, could be in attendance. She hadn’t heard anything from or about him since graduation when he left to bounce around to different locations and pursue his immature dreams. She assumed no one else had either. Wrong. He has quite a reputation in West End, Roatan.

Trevor was told of and agreed to the unlikelihood of Sophia traveling to the simple island destination. He didn’t give it a second thought. Until he saw her sitting on a barstool at the tiki bar. Now he can’t stop thinking about her. Fantasizing about her. She still has flowing, auburn hair and a fiery attitude to match.

Both recognize the fire still burning between them. But neither is inclined to relight the match.

They wanted different things. They took separate paths and found success. Did either find the happiness they had together? Will either act on the passion between them? If they do, it will force them into the exact dilemma they suffered a decade ago.

Can and will Trevor let her return to the lucrative lifestyle she always wanted and obtained? A decade without her couldn't silence his doubts about losing her the first time.

Will Sophia leave her ‘West End Wonder’ living the satisfying life he chose for himself? She’s dated the high-powered business moguls she dreamed of. But she’s never appreciated and enjoyed them as much as she does Trevor and experiencing his laid-back island lifestyle.

*West End Wonder is a contemporary second chance romance inspired by Park Avenue Player.



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My Thoughts:

Sophia is frustrated but the scenery made things seem a little better.  Trevor shows the reader right from the start how he fits into this series.  These two make me a little melancholy because taking a vacation is a thing of the past for a little while.  On the plus side, this author lets me travel along with her characters.   


This author had my mind going in so many directions.  There were times that I felt sorry for Sophia.  Then there were times where I felt sorry for Trevor.  And then there were times that I thought that Trevor was too good for Sophia.  That was the most surprising especially because of my thoughts when I first met him.  As we get to know Sophia, she gave me vibes of a snob with issues. 


Our author surprised me.  I was more interested in getting to know the male character and felt that the female character was dragging her story down.  When I first started the book, I thought the opposite was going to be true.  There were times when I felt that she was self-absorbed and always found a way to feel sorry for herself.  It was hard to find any redeeming qualities that would have me wanting to be her friend.  She also made me glad that this was a short read because I’d had enough of her company.  Even when I finished the story, I thought Trevor could do better. My other surprise was that it was Trevor that kept me interested in the book and why I gave it the star rating I did. 



Sheri Lynn also writes as Sheridan Knight. She writes romance across several genres-contemporary, vampire, futuristic/post-apocalyptic, historical adventure and a few novellas included in anthologies she categorizes as historical suspense. She’s a hopeless romantic and can find a happily ever after in most situations and settings. First published in 2015, she has followed with twenty-two additional single or anthology titles with many more coming. 

Sheri believes in writing romance ‘real.’ From the initial boundless promise of a new relationship, to the doubts and uncertain realities, and onto achieving the sought after happy-endings, including all the struggles in between, that’s ‘real’ romance to her.


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An Audiobookworm Presents: Stones End by Calinda B.; #Audiobook #SeriesTour, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #TBR, #Live


Author: Calinda B 
Narrator: Alex Black 
Length: 6 hours 23 minutes 
Series: The Bloodstone Quadrilogy, Book 4 
Publisher: Calinda B 
Released: Oct. 6, 2020 
Genre: Dark Fantasy

Give Me Books Presents: Filthy Friend by Gwyn McNamee; #ReleaseBlitz, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #TBR, #Live

Title: Filthy Friend
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Series: Fury Family #2
Author: Gwyn McNamee
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 31, 2021

Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward's New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.


Only one word can describe the man who performs online as HRD4U…


He really knows how to work that massive asset on camera.
Couple that with the dirty talk he uses to describe his fantasies while he does it…
It’s enough to drive me mad while I watch.
Because just like my screenname says, INEEDSOMED.
Too bad men like HRD4U don’t exist in real life.
Apparently, finding a nice guy with a nasty mouth and a mammoth gift between the legs is asking too much.
Instead, I just get snooze-inducing lovers and dates with no chemistry.
Having my BFF Flynn McAllister right next door helps ease some of the pain of breakup after breakup.
But he can’t know what I really want or why my relationships always fail.
I just want to be dirty.
But now, all my dreams might be coming true…
All because of my filthy friend.

*Filthy Friend is a best friends to lovers romance inspired by Cocky Bastard.



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Gwyn McNamee is an attorney, writer, wife, and mother (to one human baby and one fur baby). Originally from the Midwest, Gwyn relocated to her husband’s home town of Las Vegas in 2015 and is enjoying her respite from the cold and snow. Gwyn has been writing down her crazy stories and ideas for years and finally decided to share them with the world. She loves to write stories with a bit of suspense and action mingled with romance and heat. 
When she isn’t either writing or voraciously devouring any books she can get her hands on, Gwyn is busy adding to her tattoo collection, golfing, and stirring up trouble with her perfect mix of sweetness and sarcasm (usually while wearing heels). 
Gwyn is the author of The Hawke Family Series, The Slip Series, The Deadliest Sin Series, The Inland Seas Series, and The Supernatural Love Stories in the Absurd (as her alter-ego D.P. Payne), along with several stand-alones. 


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Saturday, January 30, 2021

InkSlinger PR Presents: Ancient Enforcer by Katie Reus; #BlogTour, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #TBR, Live, Review

We are so excited to be bringing you a brand new paranormal romance from USA Today bestselling author Katie Reus. ANCIENT ENFORCER, the third standalone in the Ancients Rising series, is out now and it's one you don't want to miss! Be sure to get your copy today!

Rating:  4.5 Stars
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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from InkSlinger PR and the author. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". 


An ancient dragon warrior determined to protect what’s his…

Former general Mikael lost his clan, his family, everything, thousands of years ago. Now he’s awakened in a new world that’s trying to rebuild. He and his brothers are ordered to live with Avery, a human female, and her younger brothers. Avery is nothing he should want. She’s too soft, too sweet…too happy. But he can’t stop his growing obsession with her.

The human female who threatens his jaded heart…

House flipper Avery is no stranger to heartbreak, and knows that the ones you love most can stab you in the back the quickest. When she’s asked to shelter a bunch of dragon shifters, her instinct is to say no. Until she meets the ragtag group of males who are struggling to adjust to the new world. Against her better judgment, she agrees to take them in. Even if the gruff Mikael has heartbreak written all over him, she can’t help but fall for the sexy dragon a little more every day. But when a threat from her past emerges, promising to tear her world apart, things suddenly change between them. As they race against the clock to save her family, Mikael must risk everything and claim her before it’s too late.

Author note: Though part of a series, this book may be read as a stand-alone, complete with HEA.

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My Thoughts:

Mikael is starting over with some people he knows and others he wants to get to know better.  Avery has learned the hard way that she needs to fend for herself.  I liked how the author made her a little gun-shy around Mikael so that she could build her story. 


I thoroughly enjoyed the suspense the author started building at the beginning.  I felt like I was watching a symphony being created.  It’s like there were four parts that she was taking me through.  It’s been a while since I read a paranormal and it must have been I was just waiting for this book. 


We have the real mixed with the mystical.  We have humans mixed with others.  We have the plausible mixed with the unexplained.  Part of why I love the paranormal is going back to my childhood growing up watching Star Trek.  It showed that you just never know what is out there.  Same with my love of mythology.   


I loved the thrill that this gave me because I couldn’t figure out what was coming next.  There was no second guessing what our author had in store for her characters. Our adventure is set in New Orleans.  It seems as if that city is the mecca for the paranormal.  I can see taking a vacation and having this book with me so I can experience this story in a more personal way.  At the end, Avery gave me an idea as to the music I will have to have with me as I stroll down the streets.  I’m looking forward to see what our author, and her characters, have forthcoming as this series continues. 


Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, and IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated summa cum laude with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. Her book Avenger’s Heat recently won the Georgia RWA Maggie Award for Excellence in the fantasy/paranormal category. 

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Wildfire Marketing Solutions Presents: Away Game by Harlow Layne; #TeaserBlast, #ComingSoon, #TBR, #PreOrder


by Harlow Layne 
coming February 4! 
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The plan was to move away and never look back. 


Get away from him, out from under my father’s disapproving stare, and start a new life in Willow Bay. 


It was supposed to be my fresh start, but instead my past followed me. 


The one thing I desired and couldn’t have. 


Weston Jackson. 


I hated how he made me feel things that I couldn’t give into without turning my world upside down.


I wanted to make him pay. 


For the way my father now looked at me. For the way I saw myself. 


But most of all… for wanting him the way I did.


This is a full-length high school and college enemies-to-lovers and new adult romance with high angst, suspense, and gutting emotion. It's book one in the Willow Bay series that will have interlinking storylines. Away Game can be read as a standalone and starts off a four-book planned series. This is the only MM story. The others are MF.


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#TeaserBlast: Bet The Farm by Staci Hart; #ComingSoon, #TBR, #PreOrder

Staci Hart has a brand new rom-com standalone coming February 23rd!

Bet the Farm is a heartfelt, flirty story of opposites attract and I cannot WAIT to read it! Mark your calendars and pre-order your copy today!

An unbidden laugh slipped out of me, and she softened at the sound. Her eyes traced the lines of my face with an unfamiliar emotion behind them. It was a sort of fondness, an admiration. 

“I love it when you laugh. You never laugh. Or smile. Has anyone ever told you you have nice teeth?”

“Wouldn’t you know—that’s the first thing anyone says about me,” I teased. 

With a laugh of her own, she tried to bump me with her hip, but because she was drunk, she just sort of fell right into me. For the second time in ten minutes, Olivia’s body was flush against mine. 

But this time it wasn’t just the sweet scent of her that I noticed. It was the length of her dark lashes, the endless depth of her eyes. It was that smart little nose and the valley that connected it to her lips. Those lips were full and wide, with a bow so deep and sharp, it looked like it’d been carved there by a sculptor. I could have counted the smattering of freckles on her cheeks or the creases in those plump, rosy lips, which parted just a little. Just enough for me to capture one if I tried.

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Olivia Brent has one summer to save the dairy farm she just inherited.

But there’s one problem, and it’s not her lactose intolerance.

Jake Milovic.

The brooding farmhand has inherited exactly fifty percent of Brent Farm, and he’s so convinced the city girl can’t work the land, he bets she can’t save it in a summer. 

Determined to prove him wrong, Olivia accepts what might be the dumbest wager of her life.

His strategy to win seems simple: follow her around, shirtlessly distracting her between bouts of relentless taunting. And it’s effective—if his dark eyes and rare smiles aren’t enough to sidetrack her, the sweaty, rolling topography of the manbeast’s body would do the trick.

What they don’t know: they’ll have to weather more than each other. 

Mysterious circumstances throw the farm into disarray, and with the dairy farm in danger, Olivia and Jake have to work together. But when they do, there’s more to fear than either of them imagined.

Because now their hearts are on the line, and the farm won’t be the only casualty if they fail.

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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