Monday, April 19, 2021

Diane's Review ~ Mine to Guard by Kennedy L. Mitchell

Mine to Guard (Protection, #3)Mine to Guard by Kennedy L. Mitchell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Deadly second chance….

When I finished Alec and Rae’s story I felt like I had stepped off a wild, scary, intense thrill ride! Rae had been living under a self-imposed exile, afraid to get close to anyone. To talk to anyone, fearing even more death and devastation. Finding herself in the worst situation yet, the only one she could think to reach out to was her first and only love. Even if he had abandoned her so long ago… Alec couldn’t do anything but answer her call, despite the reasons why he’d left still haunting him. Their fight to reconcile the past was equaled only by the threat of no future at all…

Whew… That word encompasses all the feelings I had reading this drama-filled, heart in my throat, humour when I needed it, story. Alec and Rae’s chemistry sizzled so high! Surrounded by the knowledge they were being targeted to die didn’t stop them from digging into the whys of their relationship ending so long ago. Rae’s story broke my heart and Alec’s… Well, I didn’t think my heart could take any more as he struggled with all the emotions the past dragged up. Rae’s insistence on knowing the truth, the trust that shattered and rebuilt between them, the constant threat of death…

This story was romantic suspense perfection with all the feels as well as unexpected humour to gratefully break up the edginess. So darn good I want to read it again. Right now!

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Release Blast ~ #REVIEW ~ Mine To Guard by Kennedy L. Mitchell

Release Date: April 19 

Being ripped from her mundane life by a swarm of police officers is not what Rae Chapin expected when she woke up this morning. Accused of a series of murders she didn’t commit, Rae doesn’t have anyone to rely on. Except him. Alec Bronson, the popular boy who broke her heart all those years ago—now a smoking hot man—is her only hope of proving her innocence and finding the person eager to kill everyone she loves.

It’s been two decades since Texas Ranger Alec Bronson last saw Rae. He shouldn’t get involved, but with one look at his childhood friend behind the steel bars and her proclamations of innocence, he’s convinced to take the case. The battle to keep his renewed feelings for the curvaceous woman hidden becomes impossible when the true killer emerges once again, targeting the only woman he’s ever loved. 

Life-altering secrets are revealed as the evidence mounts, pointing toward the killer who’s determined to make Rae pay for her past. When confronted with the truth, Rae is forced to make a decision. 

His life or hers.

If you love a little darkness, murder, and possessive alpha heroes with the need for control mixed into your suspense then this series is for you. Please note this book is for mature readers due to detailed sexual content, foul language, discussion of abuse, and a killer who will stop at nothing.


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Review

Deadly second chance….

When I finished Alec and Rae’s story I felt like I had stepped off a wild, scary, intense thrill ride! Rae had been living under a self-imposed exile, afraid to get close to anyone. To talk to anyone, fearing even more death and devastation. Finding herself in the worst situation yet, the only one she could think to reach out to was her first and only love. Even if he had abandoned her so long ago… Alec couldn’t do anything but answer her call, despite the reasons why he’d left still haunting him. Their fight to reconcile the past was equaled only by the threat of no future at all…

Whew… That word encompasses all the feelings I had reading this drama-filled, heart in my throat, humour when I needed it, story. Alec and Rae’s chemistry sizzled so high! Surrounded by the knowledge they were being targeted to die didn’t stop them from digging into the whys of their relationship ending so long ago. Rae’s story broke my heart and Alec’s… Well, I didn’t think my heart could take any more as he struggled with all the emotions the past dragged up. Rae’s insistence on knowing the truth, the trust that shattered and rebuilt between them, the constant threat of death…

This story was romantic suspense perfection with all the feels as well as unexpected humour to gratefully break up the edginess. So darn good I want to read it again. Right now!

 -Diane 



Meet Kennedy L. Mitchell


Kennedy lives in Dallas with her husband, son, and 80lb Goldendoodle who still believes he’s a lap dog. 

A bookworm at heart, Kennedy loves to snuggle up in bed or by the campfire with an unputdownable book. 

She began writing two years ago with Falling for the Chance and has no plans of stopping. Her novels are witty, action-packed, and offer enough steam for a great facial. 

If you like strong heroines and sexy, tattooed men who can’t keep their hands off them, then this author is the one for you.


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Cover Reveal ~ Archer Tactical Series by A.K. Evans



Series: Archer Tactical
Author: A.K. Evans
Genre: Small Town Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations



LINE OF FIRE
Release Date: April 27, 2021

Protected.

That’s how Kaia Banks spent the better part of her childhood. Raised by an abusive father, Kaia relied on her older sister to keep her safe.

But Kaia’s all grown up now. And when her relationship places her in the line of fire, Kaia takes matters into her own hands.

Remi Archer is no stranger to surprise. As part owner of Archer Tactical, it’s his job to prepare himself and others for unpredictable situations.

Unfortunately, no amount of training will prepare him for Kaia.

When the gorgeous woman requests he train her, Remi can’t say no. But once Remi uncovers the truth about why Kaia needs to defend herself, he realizes it’s the moment he’s been preparing for his entire career.

And he’ll stop at nothing to protect the woman who has stolen his heart.





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Series Blitz ~ Camos and Cupcakes Series by Melissa Schroeder



Series: Camos and Cupcakes
Author: Melissa Schroeder
Genre: Romantic Comedy



DELICIOUS

Get the first book in USA Today Bestselling author Melissa Schroeder's new Camos and Cupcakes.

She's the one treat that tempts him like no other.

Allison Bradley is off limits. Or at least she should be. When she was a teenager, Allison was a sweet nuisance with frizzy hair and braces. Now, I want to take a bite of her to see just how sweet. I'm beyond infatuated with her but she's my best friend's little sister. Definitely against the bro code. Every time she comes into our shop--which is just about every freaking day--I lust after her. I even named a cupcake after her, because she is the most important part of my day. If her brother knew, he would definitely kill me.

That was before the kiss.

The moment Allison's mouth hits mine, I know there's no going back. Just one taste of her turns me into an addict. Even though I know I'm not good enough for her, once I've had her in my bed, I know I'm not giving her up.

Warning: This story includes so much sweetness from the strawberry lemonade cupcakes to the sexy giant of a baker you might end up with cavities. There are meddling best friends, an older brother who needs to get his own life, and so much frosting used in inappropriate ways you'll probably die of embarrassment. Or I will. Maybe not. Listen, just buy the book and get ready for sweet, hot, over the top kind of romance that will leave you craving for more than cupcakes. You're welcome.





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Cover Reveal ~ Stolen Life by Charmaine Pauls




Title: Stolen Life
A Diamond Magnate Novel
Series: Beauty in the Stolen Trilogy #2
Author: Charmaine Pauls
Genre: Dark Romance
Cover Design: Okay Creations
Photo: Wander Aguiar Photography
Model: Cassidy
Release Date: May 18, 2021


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Ian Hart stole a night of my life but he took so much more. His obsession pinned a label on me. His lust put me in an impossible situation. Now I have to choose sides. I have to decide between right and wrong. Only, no matter what choice I make, each comes with dreadful consequences. There’s only one way this can end—how every tragedy ends.

*Stolen Life is Book 2 of the Beauty in the Stolen trilogy and ends on a cliffhanger. Book 3 will be released on 22 June 2021.

Other books in the Diamond Magnate collection:
Beauty in the Broken (Standalone)

Diamonds are Forever trilogy
Diamonds in the Dust (Book 1)
Diamonds in the Rough (Book 2)
Diamonds are Forever (Book 3)








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Cover Reveal - BECOMING WILDE by HK Jacobs

H.K. Jacobs is joining us today to share the cover of her new romance, Becoming Wilde! Check it out and be sure to check up with the series today!

Title: Becoming Wilde

Author: H.K. Jacobs

Genre: Women’s Fiction Romance

Release Date: June 13th

About Becoming Wilde:

Is this the beginning of our epic love story?   Alexandra Wilde's life is beyond her wildest dreams. After a tumultuous year, she has returned to Botswana as a full-fledged pediatric ICU doctor and reignites a consuming romance with Ian Devall, the privileged philanthropist who has captured her heart. Her new position at the hospital is fraught with challenges as saving lives pushes her resourcefulness to the brink. Meanwhile, her connection with Ian deepens, and she realizes that forging a commitment with him will require a sacrifice she isn't ready to make. As she teeters on the precipice of decision, tragedy strikes and sends her into a spiral of grief where she must find hope in adversity...or risk losing everything she has become.

 

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About H.K. Jacobs:

HK Jacobs is native to a small town in Texas that gave her both wings and roots. She holds a Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine and a Master of Public Health from the University of Texas. She is a board certified pediatric critical care physician whose passion is traveling the globe caring for seriously ill children in low-middle income countries. She currently resides in Texas where she continues to balance the many roles in her life—mother, physician, humanitarian, dreamer, and author.  

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Cover Reveal ~ Claimed by the CEO by Corinne Mazille

Title: Claimed by the CEO

Series: Woodmeadows Pack Book 1
Author: Corinne Mazille
Release: April 27, 2021
Genre: Paranormal Romance



Axel
As alpha of the pack and CEO of a growing tech company, I have a lot on my plate. I don’t have time for distractions.
What I need is someone who can manage my schedule or at least answer the damn phone correctly. Someone reliable and efficient, someone who will make my job a hell of a lot easier.
What I don’t need is a complication like Holly. When my sister brought her in for the job, she seemed like the perfect candidate— maybe even over qualified. I hired her on the spot. That was a mistake.
Now all I can think about is taking my new PA and bending her over my desk— making her mine.

Jessica
Personal assistant to the illustrious, sexy as sin Axel Steele; what could possibly go wrong...
I’ve wanted a change of scenery for as long as I can remember. And losing my job, it seemed like the perfect time to start over and take a chance working for my best friend’s brother.
The job was easy, but not fraternizing, well that was a little more difficult. Especially when we go away for business trip and can't keep our hands off each other.
But there’s more to Axel than I realized and I find myself caught up on a world I didn’t even know existed. I wasn’t just sleeping with my boss. I was falling for the alpha.



Cover Reveal ~ Living Wilder by Lēigh Tudor




Title: Living Wilder
Series: Wilder #1
Author: Lēigh Tudor 
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Damonza
Release Date: May 23, 2021


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There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. Add in an irreverent prodigy with deadly combat skills and an upbringing devoid of normal life experiences, and that line’s going to get more than blurred, it’s going to get obliterated.

Three sisters, all geniuses, raised in a wildly abnormal environment, escape to a quaint hideout in the remote prairie town of Wilder, Texas.

Loren, is determined to make the town love her and her sisters, despite inappropriate clothing choices and a set of abs resembling corrugated steel. If the good people of Wilder require more convincing, middle sister, Mercy, has an arsenal of weapons and intimidation techniques to bring them around. Cara, with the temperament of a nun-in-waiting, does her best to dampen her older sister’s unpredictable natures.

To make matters more complicated, the town’s namesake, Alec Wilder, doesn’t buy into their backstories. He vows to protect his own little sister from their web of lies. But he can’t deny his attraction to Loren, the ring-leader of the sketchy threesome.

Nothing adds up when it comes to the new women of Wilder, but one thing’s for sure, figuring them out is going to be one wild ride.







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Pre-Order Blitz ~ Dark Moon Falls Vol 3

Title: Dark Moon Falls: Volume 3
Authors: Bella Roccaforte, A.K. Michaels, S.J. Pierce, Robbie Cox, Elaine Barris, Skye Jones, Tami Lund, Susan Griscom, Cora A. Murray, Scarlet Le Clair, Christina Escue and Monica La Porta 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: April 20, 2021


Dive into the romance and come to Dark Moon Falls.

High in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, the sleepy town of Dark Moon Falls is not what it seems. Full of secrets, shifters, romance, and so much more…

This highly acclaimed series is back with Dark Moon Falls III! Packed with even more thrills for you with a collection of brand-new stories you’re sure to want to get your paws on. Filled with hot wolf shifters hunting for their one true mate, witches brew up trouble while mystery and suspense lurks around every corner.

Danger, intrigue, peril, and steamy romance abound in this amazing paranormal romance set which is sure to set your heart pounding and keep you glued to the pages into the wee hours of the night. Don’t set your alarm … you’ll be up all night with this!

One-click now to book another getaway to Dark Moon Falls III … You won’t regret visiting our town filled with romance, action aplenty, and hot steamy shifter escapades!

Elias by New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author A.K. Michaels
Alpha Elias Grant is sworn to protect his pack, but when he finds a girl on the run, with danger on her tail, he must make the toughest decision of his life. But, she’s not just any girl: she’s his … so, what will he risk for her … simple; everything!

Darius by Scarlet Le Clair
He lost her once to the world, but this time will she give up the world for him?

Reed by Robbie Cox
Old enough to be her father, Reed Walker doesn’t think he’s right for Hayley, regardless of what his wolf believes. That is, until someone from her past threatens to take her away from him.

Aiden by Best Selling Author S.J. Pierce
Hell hath no fury like a scorned widow out for revenge. Aiden might get burned if he stands in her way.

Garrett by Elaine Barris
Former detective Garrett is running for his life, and he finds safety in Dark Moon Falls, at least for the moment.
After her coven is attacked, Meridian is running as well, but will her arrival in Dark Moon Falls bring doom down upon them all?

Tucker by Susan Griscom
Fate intervenes after a one-night stand, transforming the lives of two casual lovers.

Anthony by Tami Lund
When wolf shifter Anthony Remington’s son goes missing, only one witch can help him, Luna Moran, who his wolf thinks might be their mate. Problem is: using her magic may turn Luna evil.

Theo by Cora A. Murray
Theo’s a wolf shifter lost and alone, but the burning need inside him to find his best friend keeps him going. He didn’t expect to run into a girl that’s his everything, a girl who sends his heart racing, who is more than his heart can handle.

Marco by Monica La Porta
A witch on the run & a wolf sent to hunt her down: a Star-Crossed love story

Eros by Christina Escue
After the murder of his mate and pup, Eros Lykaios wanted nothing more than to live life as a lone wolf, until a dark beauty named for the goddess of the night crossed his path.

Kellan by Bella Roccaforte
Born enemies, fated to be mates. Kellan goes to Dark Moon Falls to find his brother's killer and prevent war. What he finds his fated mate and has to choose sides between his Legion and his one true love.


Release Blitz ~ Taken to Kor by Elizabeth Stephens




Title: Taken to Kor
An Alien Pirate Romance
Series: Xiveri Mates #5
Author: Elizabeth Stephens
Genre: Sci-Fi Alien Romance
Release Date: April 17, 2021


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Deena
Rhork. He's a space pirate. The bad kind. But he's also been my only source of company for the past rotation that I've been held captive.

Halfway across the galaxy, I'm happy to have finally escaped and found more humans...well, I was.

But now, I'm not so sure that people are so much better than pirates. And I'm very sure that I'll need Rhork's help to get out of this. But Rhork thinks I'm a defective female because of my twisted leg. What if he's not willing to give it?

Rhork
Communicating with the human female for almost a rotation was, in retrospect, a poor choice. Now, she seems to be the ever-present voice in my head, distracting me, making me want things I shouldn't.

To make her a pirate.

To show her the universe.

And most of all, to keep her for myself.

Taken to Kor is a full-length (95k words), standalone, SciFi space opera romance featuring an alien pirate who looks like an alien and a plus sized heroine with drive and heart. Enemies-to-lovers who are also fated-mates are common staples of all Xiveri Mates books, which each end with their own special HEA.







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Release Boost ~ Sunrise by Kaci Rose




Title: Sunrise
Series: Chasing the Sun Duet #1
Author: Kaci Rose
Genre: Small Town Beach Romance
Release Date: April 15, 2021


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When you're labeled as a Hollywood Playboy, you can’t do anything right.

I can’t go out for a simple drink without the press having a field day.

And I definitely can’t help my coworker’s wife home when she gets too drunk without the studio threatening my contract.

My manager decides to send me across the country to a small beach town. He rents out the whole Sunrise inn since it’s the off-season, and I’m told to stay out of trouble.

When a steady relationship seems to be the only way to save my career, can I convince Lin, the curvy bombshell inn owner, that pretending to be my girlfriend will be a great PR move for the inn too?

And to make matters worse, a storm washes out the only bridge, leaving us stuck together on the island.

Too bad my heart didn’t listen that this was just a fake relationship.

With my job in Hollywood and my heart at the Sunrise inn, what the hell am I going to do?

This is a Steamy, Fake Relationship, Small Town, Beach Romance. No Cliffhangers.
This is Book 1 in the Chasing The Sun Duet.
As always there is a satisfying Happy Ever After.
If you love steamy romances with insta love, hot love scenes, a bad boy, small towns, and beaches, then this one is for you.







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