Thursday, March 31, 2016

Diane's Review ~ Twisted Fate by Emery Jacobs

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Emotional romance…

There was a mystery right from the beginning as Jack Alexander clearly was not over a tragedy that occurred years before. That tragedy was slowly revealed in a story that jumped from the past to the present in a rolling timeline. Jack was not the only one who was having a hard time letting go of the past. Jovie Blake was trying to start fresh as she leaves home to attend college away from her own past and the parents who wanted to shelter her too much. These two lost souls were going to find each other and maybe, just maybe, help heal each other.

I really enjoyed this romance that had an unusual, but emotionally enticing, mood. Jack and Jovie were struggling with their own issues yet seemed to recognize in each other a kindred spirit. While Jack was definitely the more experienced, and edgy, of the two that didn’t mean Jovie was uncertain about what she needed to make her happy. The use of flashbacks definitely was leading me to the, perhaps not too surprising, reveal but the journey was fraught with top-notch drama and angst. With characters that I wanted to hug more than once, the emotional “hit you in the feels’ ending was just what I was hoping for.

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Excerpt Reveal ~ Mercy by M.N. Forgy

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“We need to keep moving, I don’t have time to explain this over and over to you. I can’t penetrate your naive little brain any more than I have.” His Adam’s apple bobs, and he grips my cuffs, pulling me after him.
“Why do you have to be such an asshole!?” I yank back on the cuffs to get his attention.
Looking over his shoulder, he jabs, “I guess you just bring it out in me, Rookie.”
That stung.
We walk for what seems like forever, and not one car drives by. The moon is high in the sky, and the wind is beginning to blow with a chill that has me shrinking into myself to keep warm.
My emotions are a mess. I don’t know what to accept as truth, and what is a lie. I’m always so sure of everything, until Zeek walked in my life. Now, I know nothing about nothing.
A shiver trembles from my lips causing my teeth to clatter. Zeek looks over his shoulder and stops.
“You cold?”
“I’m fine.”

Sale Blitz ~ Fighting for Devlin by Jessica Lemmon

Lost Boys #1
Jessica Lemmon
Released November 24th, 2015

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Release Blitz ~ Limits of Destiny, Volume 5 by Sharlyn Branson

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Virtual Tour ~ Once Burned by Lisa B. Kamps

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Firehouse Fourteen #1
Lisa B. Kamps
Released March 21st, 2016

Blog Tour ~ Pursuing Carrie by Jenn Hype

 Book: Pursuing Carrie (Pretending #3)
By Jenn Hype
Genre: Contemporary Romance
**Can be read as a standalone, but backstory and character development from the first two books of the series may make this read more enjoyable.

Release Blitz ~ Clayton by Seraphina Donavan

I’m playing to win, and I’ll fight as dirty as I have to.
Release Date: March 31st, 2016

Cover Reveal ~ Devil's Kiss by Ella Frank

Title: Devil's Kiss (Sunset Cove Series #2)
Author: Ella Frank
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Release Date: MAY 24, 2016
Cover Designer: Jay Aheer of Simply Defined Art
Front Cover Photographer: Eric Battershell of Eric Battershell Photography
Back Cover Photographer: Wander Aguiar of Wander Aguiar Photography
Cover Model: Jason Dickson
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Cover Reveal ~ Defying Destiny by Shelly Morgan

"You don't know what you're alive for until you know what you'd die for."

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DEFYING DESTINY by Shelly Morgan
Forsaken Sinners MC Series #3
Cover Designer: TOJ Publishing Services

Release Blitz ~ Down to My Soul by Kennedy Ryan

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Down to My Soul concludes the journey Rhyson Gray and Kai Pearson began in Book 1 of the Soul Series, My Soul to Keep! You must read Book 1 first.

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Release Blitz ~ S.I.N.G.L.E. by Lindsay Marie Miller

Title: S.I.N.G.L.E.
(Still In Need of a Good Loving Equivalent) 
Author: Lindsay Marie Miller 
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: March 31, 2016

Blog Tour ~ Forgiving Nancy by Muriel Garcia

Book - Forgiving Nancy, book five in the last hangman MC series
Author - Muriel Garcia
Photographer - Eric Battershell
Model - Robert Simmons
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Release Blitz ~ Stone by Mardi Maxwell

Title: STONE
Author: Mardi Maxwell
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: 31 March 2016
She brought him to her world to save the human race. He intends to save her.

Virtual Tour ~ Excerpt ~ Checkmate by Blair Howard

Date Published: February 16, 2016

Checkmate is the fourth standalone novel in the Harry Starke series of mysteries.

Angela Hartwell lay dead in the shallow waters beside the golf course. There was not a mark on her, yet she had been strangled. How could that be?
Once again, it’s up to Harry Starke to find out. The investigation takes him into a world he’s very familiar with, a world of affluence, privilege, and corruption.
To solve the mystery, he must deal with three murders, a beautiful used car dealer, her lovely twin sisters, and a crooked banker.  Not to mention Burke and Hare, two crazy repo men who will stop at nothing to protect their employer’s interests. There's also the matter of an ingenious, sadistic killer. But nothing is ever quite what it seems....
Harry Starke is a hard-boiled private detective, an ex-cop, a tough guy from the right side of the tracks with finely tuned senses, good instincts, and friends in high places. He’s single, successful, well educated, and yes, he will hurt you if he needs to.
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Release Blitz ~ The Bad Boy Reformed Series Boxed Set by Alyssa Rae Taylor

Title: The Bad Boy Reformed Series Boxed Set
Series: Bad Boy Reformed #1-3
Author: Alyssa Rae Taylor
Genre: New Adult Romance
 Release Date: March 31, 2016

Release Blitz ~ Savage Lover by Kathleen Kelly

Title: Savage Lover
Series: Savage Angels MC #4
Author: Kathleen Kelly
Genre: MC/Contemporary/Erotic Romance
 Release Date: March 31, 2016

Cover Reveal ~ Strumming Me by Diemme Black

Title: Strumming Me
AuthorDiemme Black
Genre: Contemporary Rocker Romance
Release Date: April 18, 2016

Release Blitz ~ Before The Lies by Elaine May

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Book: Before The Lies
Series: Prequel to The Truth Series
Author: Elaine May
Genre: Erotic Romance

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Release Blitz ~ The Way To Her Heart by Amy Reece

Title: The Way To Her Heart
Author: Amy Reece
Genre: YA Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 29, 2016  
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Release Blitz ~ Stripped by Allie Juliette Mousseau

Title: Stripped
Author: Allie Juliette Mousseau
Genre: Romantic Comedy Standalone
Release Date: March 29, 2016 

Re-Reveal ~ Fear: Falling in Love with An Alpha Billionaire by Amarie Avant

Fear: Falling in Love with An Alpha Billionaire by Amarie Avant 
Publication Date: March 8, 2015 
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense, Interracial
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Blog Tour ~ Waiting on Faith by Nicole Richard

Title: Waiting on Faith
Series: A She's Beautiful Novel
Author: Nicole Richard
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 26, 2016

Cover Reveal ~ It's In His Smile by Shelly Alexander

It's In His Smile
by Shelly Alexander
Series: Red River Valley, #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Release Date: June 14, 2016

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Release Blitz ~ Hardball by CD Reiss

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Release Date: March 29th 

Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance

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Cover Reveal ~ Dishonor Thy Wife by Belinda Austin

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Releasing June 13th, 2016
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Cover Reveal ~ Doomsday Love by Shanora Williams

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Cover Reveal ~ Bayward Street by Addison Jane

Title: Bayward Street 
Author: Addison Jane
Genre: Young Adult Romance/Coming of Age
Cover Design: Kari at Cover to Cover Designs
Models: Garrick Murdie & Sophie Newton
Photographer: Max Ellis 
 Release Date: May 19, 2016

Release Blitz ~ Review ~ Love Unexpected by JC Santo

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(Navy Love Series, #2)
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Cover Reveal ~ EXRATED by Stevie J. Cole

Author: Stevie J. Cole
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 2, 2016