Friday, August 31, 2018

Release Blitz + Review + Giveaway: Unbreak This Heart by Betty Shreffler



Title: Unbreak This Heart
Author: Betty Shreffler
Genre: Contemporary Romance Standalone
Release Date: August 31, 2018



Blurb

Ever since that horrific night, I’d shut men completely out of my life. I’d gone from the spunky, fun, Alex DeMarco to a broken woman terrified of intimacy. Easing me back into dating, my best friend sets me up with kickboxing lessons from my charming and perfectly sculpted instructor—Carter Maxwell.   

Carter’s goal is to break through my emotional barrier and mold my heart just like he molds my body, but trusting men is a battle I’m not ready for. What’s worse is my ex fiancĂ©, Todd Livingston—the man who tore my heart in two—wants me back, and as much as I’d like to deny it, the feelings are still there.

Both men want what I can’t give—my body and my love—and neither are willing to give up the fight. But only one of them can unbreak this heart of mine. 


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5-Stars Review
This is a story that will definitely touch your heartstrings. It shows both the best and the worst in people. It's sad and happy both at the same time. It's a story of survival, fear, and strength to deal with it all, to deal with harsh realities of life. It talks about a very sensitive topic in a very beautiful way. So if you're reading it, be prepared to shed some tears, but fear not, there will be smiles too.

Alex is not a normal person. She had to deal with trauma and that changed her for the worst. She is broken and battered, scared of living her life. Most importantly she is not ready to deal with the emotions that come with dating and being involved with someone. She has just begin to have a semblance of normality when everything gets upside down once again. Not only does she find her new instructor very attractive, but her ex is also back in her life at the worst possible moment. It seems that things that were beginning to get better will once again take a turn for the worst... or maybe not... There is one thing she does have aplenty is love and support of her friends, who are always there for her no matter what.

Carter thinks Alex is the most beautiful woman in the world. He can feel falling in love with her, but unfortunately she isn't ready to accept it. He understands though and is willing to wait no matter how long it takes. Maybe in the end he will be able to 'unbreak' her heart. He will try for sure...

Carter & Alex are meant to be together, they're perfect for each other. She is exactly what he wants and he is exactly what she needs.

Can I just say that after reading this book I love the title even more? It makes perfect sense and I think it's an apt description of what this book is all about. I'd definitely recommend it to all romance fans who are not scared of emotional roller coasters. It's a great book and I really enjoyed reading it a lot.





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Praise for
Unbreak This Heart

"Every single page has you addicted and craving more." ~ Goodreads Reviewer

"Holy Moly! This book was an emotional rollercoaster, I went through every emotion possible. Alex's story shows that a person can survive a tragedy, and become a stronger person in the end...This is for sure one of my top reads of 2018. This is a must read!" ~ Goodreads Reviewer





Author Bio

Betty Shreffler is a bestselling author of paranormal romantic suspense and contemporary romance. She writes sexy and suspenseful stories with hot alphas and kickass heroines with twists you don’t expect. She also writes beautiful and sexy romances with tough women and their journeys at finding love. Betty is a mix of country, nerdy, sassy, sweet and a whole lot of sense of humor. She’s a fan of photography, reading, watching movies, hiking, traveling, drinking wine, and all things romantic. She lives with her amazing hubs and five fur babies. If she’s not writing or doing book events, then you can find her behind the lens of a camera, in the woods, or sipping wine behind a deliciously steamy book.


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Book Blitz: Do You Take This Cowboy Boxset




Title: Do You Take This Cowboy?
Authors: Stephanie Berget, Melissa Keir, Lyssa Layne,
Robin Deeter, Ann Anders, Paty Jager, & D'Ann Lindun
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
Release Date: June 2, 2018



Blurb

For Better… For Worse…
In Sickness and health…
Falling for a cowboy is easy, but when weddings happen on the ranch, anything can happen and often does! Roping, Fireworks and Magic…Enjoy seven wonderful tales of love and marriage by some best-selling and award-winning Western Contemporary Romance authors.


Stephanie Berget - Winning A Cowgirl's Love

Money might not buy happiness, but what if it leads to love? Randi Bachmann has two problems after winning an extravagant wedding package from the reality show Your Dream Wedding: She doesn’t have a groom, and she doesn’t want to get married. In desperate need of the $50,000 prize money awarded after 6 months of wedded bliss, she picks the one man she knows will be happy to leave as soon as the term is up, her old boyfriend, Davie Dunbar.

Melissa Keir - Claiming a Cowboy’s Heart

Even broken souls deserve a second chance at love….Recognizing each other’s pain, Michelle, an elementary teacher, and Preston, a veterinarian, come together to heal, but fear and misunderstandings send their blossoming relationship into a tailspin. Will they be able to put aside their pain to find the love of a lifetime?

Lyssa Layne - Roses With Thorns

Robby and Jordan were destined for one another, soulmates meant to never be separated but their love story didn’t begin at hello. Robby patiently waited for Jordan, trading in trains for horses. Once she turned eighteen, their love story was on the fast track as the two became adults together on the freight train of love as life began to unfold.

Robin Deeter - The Silver Bell Shifter

Riley Flowers moves to Wolf Junction, Nebraska, and is intensely drawn to shy, sexy Calvin Lightfoot. Calvin's been burned by lost love before, and he's not willing to chance it again--until Riley enters his life. He wants her for his own, but will she be able to accept the shifter side of him and come to love the man within?

Ann Anders - My Forever Sugar

In my wildest dreams I never thought I'd marry a rancher. In my defense, I hadn't met Tucker James yet. He asked. I said yes. Love at first sight is easy. His family… not so much…

Paty Jager - The Wrong Cowboy to Love

Ruby Cutter allows her cousin, the bride, to give her a makeover for the upcoming wedding because she wants to catch the attention of her high school crush. But while she’s infatuated with one man, she may be falling for another…

D'Ann Lindun - Her Taylor Made Cowboy

As a successful model, Taylor Griffin hated being judged for her looks. Moving behind the lens helps but most men still only see her as arm candy. Waylon Wainwright is smitten with the tall, blonde photographer but can he prove he sees beyond her beauty to the woman underneath?







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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Tour Stop + Excerpt + Giveaway: Ghost of a Chance by McKenna Dean

Ghost of a Chance 
Redclaw Security Book 2
by McKenna Dean
Madison has put together some really awesome Prizes giveaway during the tour. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Remember you may enter every day for your chance to win one of the prize packages. You may find the tour locations here.

About Ghost of a Chance by McKenna Dean:
At sixteen, Sarah Atwell walked away from her love of horses and a promising career as a competitive rider after discovering she’d inherited the family curse. Years later, her grandmother stunned everyone by leaving Sarah her horse farm—worth millions—but with conditions Sarah might not be able to meet. A former Redclaw agent, Casey Barnes retired when a security assignment went bad, killing his partner and leaving him as a partial amputee. His inner wolf is in hiding. He’s been living quietly as a horse trainer, but June Atwell’s death now pits him against her granddaughter for rights to the stable. With both of them snowed in at the farm, a series of increasingly serious accidents draws Sarah and Casey closer together, but they both harbor secrets that might tear them apart.

Ghost of a Chance is a paranormal romance story.
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Excerpt: 
For some reason, he glanced back at Sarah where she waited by the door. The backlight of falling snow through the glass in the shadowed hallway created the suggestion of a black-and-white photograph. The only spot of color was the bright red scarf at the collar of her coat and the wine-dark lipstick she wore. She leaned against the wall with her eyes closed. Something inside him clicked, as though recognizing a scene from a movie. His heart stopped a beat, flipped over, and thudded again with increased intensity. No. It couldn’t be. Not her. He hurried away, head still reeling at his reaction. When he returned with an armload of clothing, she was nowhere to be seen. Her laptop sat by her shoes, one pretty little pump turned over on its side. As expected, he discovered her in the living room, staring at the pictures on the wall. “There you are.” She jumped at the sound of his voice. “Sorry, didn’t mean to scare you.” He adjusted the heap of clothing piled over one arm and held out a pair of snow boots. “She had so many photographs of me.” Sarah took the boots almost automatically, and indicated the walls covered with pictures, ones Casey had seen many times. That had to be it. Why she felt so familiar. Why she seemed to be the one. Relief washed over him. Obviously he’d spent too much time alone if he thought Sarah Atwell was his destined mate.

The Panther’s Lost Princess Redclaw Security Book 1
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About McKenna Dean:
McKenna Dean has been an actress, a vet tech, a singer, a teacher, a biologist, and a dog trainer. She’s worked in a genetics lab, at the stockyard, behind the scenes as a props manager, and at a pizza parlor slinging dough. Finally she realized all these jobs were just a preparation for what she really wanted to be: a writer. She lives on a small farm in North Carolina with her family, as well as the assorted dogs, cats, and various livestock. She likes putting her characters in hot water to see how strong they are. Like tea bags, only sexier.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Review: Mistress Spy by Pamela Mingle

Mistress Spy
Synopsis

A determined sister . . .

Madeleine Vernon’s dreams should be filled with elegant gowns and marriageable men. Instead, she dreams of avenging her brother’s death. But when she’s captured by the queen’s men, she’s forced to become a spy by her mysterious yet undeniably attractive captor.

A rakish spy . . .
After years of working for his father in Queen Elizabeth’s service, Nicholas Ryder is close to going his own way. But now he’s got a feisty beauty he must protect or risk her execution as a traitor to the crown. She’s a distraction he can’t afford, but he also can’t stop thinking about her.

A dangerous lie . . .
It is Nicholas’s job to foil plots against Elizabeth, and he sends Maddy into a household of suspected traitors to garner what information she can. As the line between captor and prisoner blurs, deceit, betrayal, and desire become a perilous mix. Ultimately, Nicholas must decide whether duty to the queen is more important than winning Maddy’s heart. 

Review
It's an absolutely amazing book full of mystery, romance, and thrill. I loved both Maddy and Nicholas. They're perfect together, both reluctant spies working to uncover traitors to the crown.

After her brother died, Madeleine only thought about getting revenge. Unfortunately, she was captured and faced trial. Only when she thought all hope was lost, she was given a choice. Die as a traitor or become a spy. She chose to live. Her mission is not as simple as it sounds. There will be danger and it might not end well for her. But she is willing to make an effort and so her best. Her future is uncertain but for now she is working with Nicholas to make things right.

Nicholas Ryder does not enjoy working in Queen Elizabeth’s service but when his father needs him, he doesn't have much of a choice. He also dislikes putting Madeleine in danger but this is the only way for her to earn her freedom. So, together they must find all the information needed in order to put an end to any plot against Queen Elizabeth, that maybe brewing in the north.

It's a very well-written book. I especially enjoyed the action packed ending. It's an interesting spy story set in Queen Elizabeth’s time when Mary Queen of Scots was thought to be plotting against her, and laying claim to the British throne. I don't know much about historic facts but the story had me intrigued from the very beginning. I enjoyed it a lot and would recommend to all historical fiction fans.

P.S. I received a complementary copy of this book via NetGalley.

Review: The Elusive Earl (Saints & Scoundrels #2) by Maddison Michaels

The Elusive Earl
Synopsis
Brianna Penderley has a knack for getting into precarious situations, especially when it comes to her love for archaeology. In the heart of Naples, her terrible Italian has her accidentally becoming engaged to two men at the same time. Of course, Daniel Wolcott—the Earl of Thornton and the only man ever able to vex her—shows up to rescue her.

Daniel has spent the majority of his life exercising rigid control over his emotions, determined never to become the rake his father was. But when he goes to aid his mentor’s danger-prone niece once again, he finds himself struggling to control his attraction to a woman who is his complete opposite.

When their situation goes from bad to worse, Daniel and Brianna find themselves swept up into a perilous adventure, and they must work together to set things right. Now, if they can just avoid killing each other in the process.
Review
I loved it! The story is very engaging and entertaining. I loved all the characters. It has right amount of mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure. I think it's a must read for historical fiction fans, especially for those who enjoy reading about treasure hunts.

Brianna Penderley has been the bane of Daniel's life for quite some time now. The girl has a bad habit of finding trouble and he is the one who comes to her rescue every single time. But he cannot help it, he feels that he owes it to her uncle to help her out on difficult situations. Not that she is ever thankful. She is headstrong, stubborn, and has no sense of self-preservation. So, when he is told to go to Italy and save Brianna from not one but two fiances, he of course goes. And what he finds may very well change the course of his life for good. Because as it turns out she is even more danger than they thought initially. The kind of danger that will lead the two of them to spend way too much time in each others company... and that changes things...

Brianna simply wanted to know more about her mother, but deciding to get her mother's journals translated turns out to be the worst decision of her life. Travis is kidnapped and now she must save her cousin even though it means putting herself in danger. The only good thing is that Lord Thorton is here. She trusts him to keep them safe. He will find a way to protect them and resolve all the problems. That's what he does and he is very good at it. What she doesn't count on is changes in her feelings towards him. The more time they spend together, the more she knows about him the more she feels for him... will their story end happily or in heartache like her parents?

It's a very well-written story. I enjoyed reading it from the beginning until the very end. It was definitely worth the read. 
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Sale: Broke Broken Deeds MC #2 by Esther E. Schmidt


“Broke” Broken Deeds MC #2
by Esther E. Schmidt
(can be read as a standalone)
99c SALE, LIMITED TIME ONLY!
(99c ebook sale ends September 8, 2018. Normal price $2.99)

Broke must be rough, dominant, and confident. Stepping into his new role as MC Vice President, the mask he wears screams "Don't screw with me!" but that just hides the part he can't show. Inside this sweet, shy man are insecurities stemming from trauma he encountered as a teenager that still haunt him.
Roan is as sweet as they come. The epitome of pure; good, honest and innocent. Thrown into danger by her job, she's attacked by a member of the Russian mob. Left lying helpless in the hospital, one phone call binds her to the rough, handsome biker who would do anything to protect her. With danger lurking she has no other option but to hide beneath his wings.
Both hide behind themselves, yet are determined to force the other to become the person they truly are. Will they each overcome their inner battles as well as the threat from the Russian mob who leaves a trail of bodies in its wake? Will Broke be able to save Roan's life or let his own slip through his fingers?

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Release Blitz: Restored Dreams by L.B. Dunbar




Title: Restored Dreams
Series: #sexysilverfoxes
Author: L.B. Dunbar
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 22, 2018



Blurb

More romance for the over forty.

Brut Paige needs a life break.
As caretaker to his brother, his business, and his son, he's used to being the man to get things done.
Yet, along the way, he's forgotten how to have fun.

Lily Warren deserves a vacation.
She's worked hard to establish her bakery, a lifelong dream. She's proud of her accomplishments.
But, she knows there's something missing.

A broken heart tore them apart.
A little matchmaking forces them together...
Twenty-two years later.

Funny thing about being over forty—forgiveness and frosting can lead to all kinds of trouble…or restored dreams.

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If you loved Hank Paige in Midlife Crisis, you'll want to learn more about his brother, Brut, a sexy silver fox mechanic, and the lost woman of his dreams.







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L.B. Dunbar loves the sweeter things in life: cookies, Coca-Cola, and romance. Her reading journey began with a deep love of fairy tales, medieval knights, Regency debauchery, and alpha males. She loves a deep belly laugh and a strong hug. Occasionally, she has the energy of a Jack Russell terrier. Accused—yes, that’s the correct word—of having an overactive imagination, to her benefit, such an imagination works well. Author of over two dozen novels, she’s created sweet, small town worlds; rock star mayhem; MMA chaos; sexy rom-coms for the over 40; and intrigue on an island of redemption. In addition, she is earning a title as the “myth and legend lady” for her modernizations of mythology as elda lore. Her other duties in life include mother to four children and wife to the one and only.


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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

Review: The Honeymoon Trap by Christina Hovland

The Honeymoon Trap
Synopsis

How to Survive Your Next Relationship Disaster 101 

Step 1: Get pumped. Your new house, in your new town, comes with a sexy and shirtless man next door. Score!
 
Step 2: Don’t let your freak-out show when Mr. OMG Shirtless turns around—and it’s your old crush. 
 
Step 3: Hold your head high when you run into him again on the first day of your new job—literally—and spill coffee all over yourself.
 
Step 4: Stay calm when he introduces himself as your new boss…and then announces that your first assignment is to go on a fake honeymoon together.
 
Step 5: Keep your $h*t locked tight when the new boss/old crush and you are forced to sleep in the same room…with one bed.
 
Step 6: Try to ignore just how freaking hot he is, and how much you want to touch him…


Review

It's a sweet but quite emotional read. I loved it, both characters are all great with interesting back stories. I enjoyed reading their story.

Lucy is happy to start at a new place where no would know her. She is running from her past insecurities and trying to build a new life for herself. Also, it's great to get away from her parents who are not easy people to deal with. What she didn't count on was meeting her teenage crush, William. What more, he is not only her new neighbour, but also a colleague. Life just got a little bit more messy for her, good thing is that William doesn't seem to remember her and she hopes that it stays that way.

William is back in his hometown. He is ready to take over the family business. He feels that he can make his mother proud, at last.However, the only downside is dealing with his controlling father. But he is no longer a child and he is not ready to forgive his father just yet. One bright thing in his life right now is Lucy. She is adorable and he can't help but feel attractive to her. For some reason she seems to discourage his attentions but he can feel that deep down she wants him just as much as he wants her. Will they be able to build a life together, in this small time where secrets cannot be kept hidden for long?

It's well-written, sweet, and quite romantic story. I enjoyed all the embarrassing moments, the funny moments, and the romantic ones as well. There is some emotional trauma involved as well, but story is written in a lighthearted manner so anyone can enjoy it.

P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Cover Reveal: The Last Letter by Rebecca Yarros

 

The right words can save your life.

For fans of Nicholas Sparks and Jodi Picoult... A soldier falls in love with his battle buddy’s sister through their letters and returns home from Afghanistan with a secret that could destroy their fragile relationship. Don’t miss THE LAST LETTER by Rebecca Yarros, pre-order your copy today!

 
About THE LAST LETTER (Coming 2/26/2019)

Beckett,

If you’re reading this, well, you know the “last-letter” drill. You made it. I didn’t. Get off the guilt train, because I know if there were any chance you could have saved me, you would have.

I need one thing from you: Get out of the army and get to Telluride.

My little sister Ella’s raising the twins alone. She’s too independent and won’t accept help easily, but she has lost our grandmother, our parents, and now me. It’s too much for anyone to endure. It’s not fair.

And here’s the kicker: there’s something else you don’t know that’s tearing her family apart. She’s going to need help.

So if I’m gone, that means I can’t be there for Ella. I can’t help them through this. But you can. So I’m begging you, as my best friend, go take care of my sister, my family.

Please don’t make her go through it alone.

Ryan

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Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee and chocolate. She is the author of the award-winning Flight & Glory series and The Renegades. She loves military heroes, and has been blissfully married to her Apache pilot for seventeen years. When she's not writing, she's tying hockey skates for her four sons, sneaking in guitar time, or watching brat-pack movies with her two daughters. She lives in Colorado with her husband, their rambunctious gaggle of kids, and their menagerie of pets. Having adopted their youngest daughter from the foster system, Rebecca is a passionate advocate for children through her non-profit, One October.    

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LIVE: “CALIX” AREION FURY MC #6


Title: “Calix” 
Series: Areion Fury MC #6
Cover Design: Esther E. Schmidt
Cover model: Mike Minervini
Release Day: August 14, 2018


Calix is multifaceted. A detective. A Dom. A bartender. A member of Areion Fury MC. So many sides yet nothing defines him. He takes what he wants out of life and gives what he thinks should be freely given; he craves balance and yet he’s at a standstill in life. That is until a woman walks in and tips his balance out of control.

Tenley is desperate. A strong woman. A business woman. Born into the biker world she has fought her way to the top. And now, she finds herself following the President’s request to seek the help of the one individual who might be able to handle the betrayal and threat the club is facing. She’s thrown off balance when the one person who should be their savior, might turn into her downfall.

When betrayal from within taints the Areion Fury MC, Ohio Chapter with contempt and disintegration, the weight is on Calix to flush out the bad seed and try to save this Chapter. Even if it means leaving his own President to serve another. A fight for the gavel might be the end of Areion Fury MC, or a possibility for a new Chapter…in life.


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