Review: The Thing About Love by Julie James

» 17 April, 2017 » Authors, Book Tours, Reviews » 0 comments

Review: The Thing About Love by Julie James

I adored this book! It checked all my “swoony romance” checklist: Swoony hero? check Capable and sassy heroine? check Witty banter? check Feel-good romance factor? Double check!! Jessica Harlow and John Shepard are FBA agents who started off as enemies during their FBI training to frenemies as they worked on their first case together to eventually becoming lovers. If you’re looking for plot-twisting, ulcer inducing, angsty story, then this book won’t be for you. But if you are in the mood to read about two people who had to work on changing their perceptions about each other, fall in love and then learn navigate and balance their growing love for each other and their chosen careers, then this book is for you. Julie James has a way of crafting stories that just oozes romance from page one ’till the end. I love her heroes and her heroines, and these two couples are no exception. Their chemistry is palpable throughout the book. I loved how these two characters fit together and how they work hard to make their relationship work, how willing they both were to change considering that their first meeting wasn’t exactly the best. Another thing I really liked about Ms. James is the way she incorporates […]

Review Blitz: Royally Matched (Royally #2) by Emma Chase

» 24 February, 2017 » Authors, Book Tours, Reviews » 0 comments

Review Blitz: Royally Matched (Royally #2) by Emma Chase

Whether it’s through humor or the whip-smartassery of her main characters, Emma Chase never fails to deliver a romance which is not only funny but also full of heart. *Some SPOILERS for Royally Screwed up ahead* If you haven’t read book one yet, stop reading this review and go read Royally Screwed. You won’t be sorry. I promise. Anyways, Royally Matched is the second installment of the Royally series. Henry, Wesco’s spare heir finds himself being the next in line to the throne after his older brother Nicholas abdicated his claim. The problem is Henry is not prepared to be king. He’s the fun Prince who shuns responsibilities hence his decision to host a reality TV dating show where Henry would choose among the lucky ladies who would someday become his Queen. Yeah, really good idea there, Henry. Hilarity, of course, ensues as the ladies vie for his attention. Henry is in his element. Then he meets Sarah. The shy, bookish sister of one of contestants who’s only there to chaperone her sister. Despite being opposites on the surface, Henry and Sarah connected on a deeper level, but this newfound attraction to Sarah posed a problem with Henry’s commitment to the show. Henry has to come to terms […]

Blog Tour {Author Note + Quote Pic} Breathless by Beverly Jenkins

» 10 February, 2017 » Authors, Book Tours » 0 comments

Blog Tour {Author Note + Quote Pic} Breathless by Beverly Jenkins

A NOTE FROM Beverly Jenkins Dear Readers, This is the second book in the Rhine Trilogy and I do hope you enjoy it. With all the issues and heartache Portia carried inside, I knew it would be difficult for her to give her heart to someone, but Kent Randolph proved to be the man for the job, even if I didn’t know he would be her hero when the story began. Hope you’ll enjoy seeing Rhine and Eddy from Forbidden and, yes, they are still very much in love. The Fontaine Hotel is loosely based on the Mountain View Hotel founded in Oracle, Arizona, in 1895 by Annie Box Neal and her husband William “Curly” Neal, who were both of African- American and Native-American descent. The Mountain View was a combination hotel and spa and catered not only to European royalty but to wealthy visitors from places like Russia, Australia, and China, too. Look them up. The great Apache chief Geronimo surrendered on September 4, 1886, and was promptly declared a prisoner of war. He and his people eventually wound up in Florida along with the Apache scouts the army employed to hunt him down. He died at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in 1909. The Apache warrior Lozen, also […]

Release Blitz: Singe by Aly Martinez

» 6 February, 2017 » Authors, Book Tours, Reviews » 0 comments

Release Blitz: Singe by Aly Martinez

Another Aly Martinez penned series to obsess over! While this might not be my favorite Aly Martinez book but it still has everything I love about her writing and her characters. And this is just the first book. I’m positively giddy at the thought of getting more. Singe is the story of Jude and Rhion. They met during a tragic moment of Rhion’s life. Because of tha circumstance, Jude carried with a lot guilt. Guilt that touched every single area of his life. Rhion wasn’t spared though. She’s been fighting her own demons both real and imagined because of that night. This book is about them coming to terms with what happened. It’s forgiveness. It’s about letting go of the guilt and embracing redemption. Jude is very alpha with a protective streak a mile wide. He’s the kind of guy who would do anything to keep those close to him safe. Despite being near strangers bound only by that single night of tragedy, Rhion and Jude have bond. A very strong one that never wavered despite their long distance from each other. I was a bit apprehensive about their connection and chemistry at first. My mind knows as I was reading this that yes these two are connected. […]

Release Blitz {Spotlight+Excerpt}: Almost a Bride by Jo Watson

» 31 January, 2017 » Authors, Book Tours » 0 comments

Release Blitz {Spotlight+Excerpt}: Almost a Bride by Jo Watson

Excerpt I knew something was wrong the second I walked up to my front door. Call it intuition. Call it a sixth sense. But I just knew. I blame the shoes. The shoes were undoubtedly the cause of all the problems that day. It was the shoes’ fault that I came home early, and the shoes’ fault I was fired. I suppose I can’t blame the shoes for making me late, though—that was the alarm clock’s fault for rudely deciding not to do its job. And when I finally realized, through the thick haze of sleepiness, that it hadn’t gone off, it was too late. I was already late for work. And when I say work, I mean my brand-new job—job of my dreams—as a fashion assistant at Glamorous Girl mag. I’d just made a total career change, leaving behind a successful job as a stylist in advertising to pursue a job in the magazine industry. It was early days, so I was still desperately trying to impress by being perfect, polite, and oh so obliging. Whether it was the request for the latte to be served at 97.7 degrees with no sugar, soy milk froth, and a sprinkling of organic cocoa powder flown in directly from the […]

Blog Tour {Q&A + Review}: Raw Deal by Cherrie Lynn

» 29 January, 2017 » Authors, Book Tours, Reviews » 0 comments

Blog Tour {Q&A + Review}: Raw Deal by Cherrie Lynn

Raw Deal Blog Tour: Author Q&A How would you describe Raw Deal using no more than 140 characters (a la Twitter)? Undeniable passion ignites between a fighter and the heartbroken sister of the man he accidentally killed in the MMA cage. Which scene would you say was the hardest for you to write? Definitely the final fight. Any time I write something action-heavy, which isn’t very often (unless it’s sex, haha), I find it terribly difficult and tedious. “This happened and that happened and so on.” And then to take it and make sure it doesn’t look like I found it difficult and tedious presents its own set of challenges. I can only hope I pulled it off, because I’m a terrible judge of my own work. Where do you get inspiration for the names of your characters? Michael’s and Savannah’s names simply came into my head and felt right. A lot of times, however, I torture myself trying to find the perfect character name, poring through baby name websites for inspiration. Some characters are named by accident. For instance, when I first introduced Brian Ross in Unleashed, I never planned for him to have his own book. So I just sort of stuck a name on him. […]

Release Blitz: Seduction + Billionaire’s Virgin Release Blitz

» 10 January, 2017 » Book Tours » 0 comments

Release Blitz: Seduction + Billionaire’s Virgin Release Blitz

Description: 100 Shades of Sin… Delicious and hot, the seductive Bayfront Billionaires need one thing, and one thing only: the woman made for them, the one woman on earth who can complete their trio of passion and desire. Lily Hart has taken a temporary position as a live-in butler for billionaire musicians Jackson Sterling and Lexington Alexander. She expected to be on call day and night. But what she did not plan for was that these two billionaires would be as handsome as sin and hell-bent on having her in their bed. Entirely skilled at the art of seduction, they make Lily burn for pleasure in ways she never knew she could. Jax and Lex have been waiting for a muse, and when breathtaking, sensuous Lily arrives on their doorstep, they know she’s the woman to join them in the seductive web the three of them weave. But passion between three can end in flames, and Lily, Jax, and Lex must decide—is opening their hearts worth the risk? Excerpt Lily dressed in her uniform every morning, hair in a tight bun, and then served Jax and Lex brunch at their location of choice, either on one of the many patios or on the terrace off the music room. […]