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Monday, May 31, 2021

#ReleaseBlitz: Deeper Than The Ocean by Julie Ann Walker; #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #TBR, #Live, #Review


Deeper Than the Ocean
by Julie Ann Walker
Deep Six #4
Genres: Military Romance, Contemporary Romance
Rating:  4.5 Stars

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from 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". 

Hey all you romantic suspense fans out there! Julie Ann Walker here, celebrating the release of the fourth book in my bestselling Deep Six series, DEEPER THAN THE OCEAN, by sharing with you my eight favorite lines from the book.

Without further ado, here we go! 

1) “Did you binge eat asshole flakes this morning?”  

2) But she insisted all she wanted from him was friendship. Friendship... Never in his life had that word sounded more wretched than the day it came out of her pretty mouth.

3) Tough and tender don’t have to be mutually exclusive. He’d taught her that.

4) Just as she’d know it would, one corner of his mouth hitched up. That beautiful mouth that tasted like damnation and salvation all at once.

5) “That man is a downed power line. He looks harmless, but get too close and he’s capable of causing you pain like you wouldn’t believe. The kind of pain that cracks you wide open. You can heal from it, but you’ll always carry the scar.”

6) “There are no guarantees in love. That’s what makes it so precious. And what makes it worth it.” 

7) “When all is said and done, we only regret the chances we didn’t take, the love we were afraid to feel, and the ones we let slip away.” 

8) “You crazy woman, don’t you know a life spent with the one you love is the greatest adventure of all?”

There are dozens more I could share; I love this book so much. But I’ll let you grab a copy and determine which lines are your favorites. Cheers, and happy reading!

Praise for Julie Ann Walker's Deep Six Series:

"Hot men, hot action, and hot temperatures make for one hot romance!"— BookPage

"Walker blends the tender romance of a reassuring touch with lusty sex scenes... Readers will be panting."— Publishers Weekly

"Julie Ann Walker and her SEALs serve up spicy exciting, spellbinding story."— Long and Short Reviews 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker delivers perfect pulse-pounding romantic suspense! The former Navy SEALs of Deep Six Salvage thought they could retire to the sea and hunt for treasures of the deep, but when trouble comes to visit, there'll be hell to pay.

Ray “Wolf” Roanhorse took one look at Chrissy and knew she was the woman of his dreams. There’s a hitch, however. He screwed things up with her. Big time. Now all she wants is to be friends. He’ll have to be his most charismatic and charming self if he has any hope of changing her mind. And winning her heart.  

Christina Szarek knows all about sexy, brooding men like Wolf. She grew up watching her mother fall for – and be broken by – plenty of them. If she had her way, she’d avoid Wolf altogether. But they’re partners in the hunt for the Santa Cristina’s legendary treasure. Avoidance is impossible. And the longer she’s near him, the more he chips away at the walls she’s erected against him. 

The danger to Chrissy doesn’t only come from her burgeoning feelings, however. There are mysterious players who would see her silenced – for good. And Wolf, with his wicked grin and spec-ops training, is all that stands between her and a date with death in the deep.

My Thoughts:

Wolf just wants to take care of those that he loves.  Chrissy wants what a lot of other women have.  The author makes it very easy to see her characters as being real.  Could see them as part of a reality show – I'd be a fan.  The suspense would add the extra that all other reality shows don’t have and it would keep me hooked. 


This story isn’t just about the main characters.  The secondary characters help to carry the story along.  If you’ve not read this series before then you’re in luck.  You won’t be lost by starting here.  However, it might be an incentive to see what the other books are about.  I have been reading books for a very long time.  In all that time, I have to admit that I have never read a book by this author.  By the time I finished this story, I had to give myself a pat on the back for finally changing that.  Then wondering why it took me so long. 


When reading a suspense, you assume that the author will keep everything close to the vest.  Ms. Walker puts an interesting spin to that concept.  Some might assume that it might be giving something away but she doesn’t do that.  To me, it’s a teaser to find out what the true outcome is going to be.  It also sets her apart from other authors.  There are some chuckle moments that I think help to keep things from getting too dark. 


If I’m reading a contemporary, I like to see that at least some things seem believable.  Our author does that for me.  Maybe it’s because she’s been doing this for a few years now that she knows to give her readers what they want – as well as reaching new ones.  It’s possible she does a lot of research but all I know is she’s got the perfect recipe to keep her readers entertained from beginning to end. 

About Julie Ann Walker:

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A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Julie loves to travel the world looking for views to compete with her deadlines. And if those views happen to come with a blue sky and sunshine? All the better! When she's not writing, Julie enjoys camping, hiking, cycling, fishing, cooking, petting every dog that walks by her, and... reading, of course!

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Give Me Books Presents: Tyrant Daddy by Isabella Starling; #PreOrderBlitz, #ComingSoon, #TBR, #PreOrder

Title: Tyrant Daddy
Series: Tyrant Dynasty #3
Author: Isabella Starling
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance


Daddy's a sucker for troublemakers...

Her mother broke my heart. Her father despises me.
I know I shouldn't so much as look at Willa Canterbury. She's their daughter, after all.
It's a recipe for heartbreak - for both myself and her.
So I'll do everything in my power to hurt her. Humiliate her. Make her fall out of love with me.
Maybe then she'll stay away... and not rip my upcoming wedding apart.

Raphael is the unspoken name in my home. My mother's ex, the person my father hates most.
But when a chance meeting pushes us together, I feel a pull, a connection.
It would destroy my mother.
It would enrage my father.
But all I want is Raphael Santino's confession - that he wants me as much as I want him...
And that he'll let his darkness come out, only for me.
His sugar baby.

Tyrant Daddy is a full-length dark romance novel from USA Today and Amazon bestselling author Isabella Starling.
Willa and Raphael's story begins in Tyrant Stalker, but you can read this book as a standalone.





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Give Me Books Presents: Orbiting Mars by K.L. Savage; #CoverReveal, #ComingSoon, #TBR, #PreOrder

Title: Orbiting Mars
Series: Ruthless Kings MC #13
Author: K.L. Savage
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense/Organized Crime
Cover Design: Lori Jackson
Photo: Wander Aguiar
Model: Zack Salaun
Release Date: June 15, 2021


I'm a car accident waiting to happen and it's only a matter of time before I crash.
Every day that passes, every second I blink, the need to drink grows.
Meetings aren’t enough.
My will power isn’t enough.

The second I see her, I want to crash into her instead
But she may not be enough to kill the need
I’m trying…but I can’t try anymore.
And when Sunnie tells me something that I can’t handle?
I break.
I run away.
I sprint to the nearest watering hole.
Away from life, from responsibilities, from fear…
I’ve never been good with change. Everything is safe right now.
I’m in a bubble and I’ve kept Sunnie there too.
She wants more than that kind of life.
I don’t know how to give it to her.
Her words play on repeat in my head.

“Maybe isn’t fair for us to sacrifice the things we want if it means being together?”
If I don’t have her, I have nothing.
But you know what I do have? Addiction.
And I’m staring at the bottle.
She’s beautiful.
Just. One. Taste.
And everything will be okay.





No one knows where I am. I have my phone off. I didn’t tell anyone where I was going, and I didn’t speak a word to Sunnie about it. I’m too afraid to. After all the progress I’ve made and all the steps I’ve taken, I’m starting to relapse.
I want rum.
I want it so fucking desperately it keeps me up at night. I dream about it. When I drink coffee, I find myself wishing rum were in the cup instead. I’ll settle for anything at this point. Vodka. Whiskey. Gin. I don’t care. My mouth is watering for it.
My body aches for it. My muscles hurt and spasm, and there is this constant throb in the base of my skull.
Screaming at me to give in.
I rub my temples and exhale a shaky breath. My fingers tremble around my sobriety chip as I fumble with it, twisting and flipping it in my palm.
The room fills with people, and the cheap metal chairs scrape against the floor, echoing in the wide-open space. To the left is a table topped with coffee, tea, water, and soda. To the left of the coffee maker are packets of sugar in a container and a bottle of coffee creamer.
Maybe I just need to drink something, and the craving will stop. I stand, rubbing my sweaty palms against my jeans. There are a few new faces here tonight, and they’re hovering around the beverage table, away from the regulars. Ah, I remember standing in the back, hoping to not be seen. It’ll get easier. It helps being surrounded by people with the same struggle.
I grab a Styrofoam cup and fill it halfway, adding a dash of creamer. I don’t bother stirring in it. It isn’t to wake up. It’s just to do something other than think about alcohol. I take a sip and let the hot java sear my throat, hoping like hell it burns the addiction right out of me.
A younger woman, possibly no more than eighteen, is stirring her tea next to the table. She looks like she’s seen better days. She has bright blue hair, which I think is so cool. I’ve never seen anyone pull off a color like that. She seems sad and is a bit too thin. By the track marks on her arms, I’ll say that has something to do with it.
Maybe I can introduce her to Sunnie.
“Hi, I’m Patrick.” I introduce myself to try and break the ice, showing her that we aren’t a scary bunch.
“Poppy.” Her hand meets mine in a firm shake.
I thought it would be limper, considering how she looks.
“So, what’s your vice, Poppy?” I lean against the pillar and sip the bitter coffee.
It sure the fuck doesn’t go down as smooth as rum.
“Heroin and Vodka. You?” She lifts her eyes to mine, and the dark circles take me back to the early days of recovery.
“Rum, but I drank just about anything.”
She nods as if she understands. Her eyes dart around the room. I can tell she’s feeling overwhelmed. “I don’t know if I can do this,” she admits.
“I get it, but don’t put so much pressure on yourself. You don’t have to speak, but it helps.”
“Is this your first meeting?” she stares at me, hopeful.
I snort, bringing the cup to my lips. “Try my thousandth, maybe? I don’t know. It’s up there. I don’t come much anymore because I’ve been doing better.”
She cocks her head and analyzes me. “Why are you here today?”
“Because right now, I wish this coffee was rum, and I’m this close,” I hold my finger and thumb barely apart, “this fucking close, to saying fuck everything just to get a drink.”



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