RELEASE REVIEW: RØMA KING by Callie Hart

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Blurb

“911. What is your emergency?”

Every night, Zara Llewelyn picks up the phone and assists people in distress. House fires. Assault. Motor vehicle accidents. Home invasions…

Between the hours of six and two, she is the answer to a thousand cries for help. But when the payphone outside Zara’s apartment building mysteriously begins ringing night after night, the very last thing she wants to do is pick it up. And yet, she can’t seem to help herself…

Pasha Rivin’s trying to outrun fate. He’s been running from it for years now, but escape isn’t in his cards. As the oldest son of the oldest Roma family in the country, he’s not just a member of a proud and fiercely traditional clan. He is their reluctant king…and now he’s expected to find a wife.

The fiery redhead that shows up on his doorstep, following a trail of breadcrumbs, hunting for a missing little boy, is the last person Pasha’s mother has in mind, however.

She’s an outsider, an intruder, and as far as his family are concerned, she’s not welcome on their land, let alone in their king’s bed.

Pasha has never allowed his destiny to stand in the way of what he wants, however. And he’s never wanted anything more than he wants the girl with the burning green eyes.

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Zara Llewelyn picked up the phone and learned a secret.

Falling in love has never been so dangerous…

 

My Review

Pasha Rivin’s future was already written before he was born; as the oldest son in the Roma family, history, tradition, and responsibility dictate the man he’s supposed to be, and as much as he wants to choose his own path…make his own way, the weight of his last name…the weight of the kingdom that he’s destined to rule refuses to allow him to abdicate his throne, and even though Pasha was shunned by his family for three years, allowing him to be someone more than the heir apparent, the ties that bind him to his family will always pull him back in, especially when his destiny allows him to meet the woman of his dreams…the one who just might make accepting his fate worth everything that comes with ruling his family’s kingdom.

For the Roma family, though, Zara Llewelyn is an outsider and unworthy of standing next to the Roma King. But the kind of connection that Zara and Pasha share – one that was established in their dreams many years ago – is not something they’ll give up without a fight, which is a good thing since that’s exactly what seems to be heading their way.

There is a bevy of information to absorb and unravel the further Callie Hart takes her readers into Pasha and Zara’s story, which means that it’s important to understand the hero and heroine’s past, their backgrounds, and the reasons behind their thoughts and their actions. So while it’s clear that these two characters share a strong connection, what seems to be more important in book one is setting the stage for what’s to come and illustrating why it’s going to be incredibly difficult for Pasha to rule and still keep his chosen queen at his side.

The fated bond that Pasha and Zara seem to have is shrouded in mystery, and it’s that part of the plot line that intrigues me the most, and while I know there is danger and darkness to come that could be a huge obstacle for, I also feel like these two are fighters, meaning that Pasha’s alpha male tendencies and Zara’s sassy and sympathetic nature give them more than a fighting chance to make this destined path their own.

4.5 Poison Apples 

 

About Callie

Callie Hart is a USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary and dark romance. Her Blood & Roses Series is currenly being translated into multiple languages all over the world. Having spent the last seven years living in Australia, Callie now calls Los Angeles home, where she enjoys hiking, spending time at the beach, daily hot yoga classes, and generally pretending to be a hipster.

Callie is often asked, ‘What is dark romance?’ Her reply is always the same: Dark romance is a story that makes you fall for the anti-hero. It is a story that will make you walk a tightrope, question your sanity, and have you checking your moral compass at the door. If you love a good story about a very bad boy, then dark romance is for you.’

Under her legal name, Frankie Rose, Callie writes young adult fiction that has been globally recognized, and has received numerous awards for her ‘Halo’ series.

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COVER REVEAL: KEEP IT CLASSY by Lani Lynn Vale

Ghosts are real.

Well, technically speaking, maybe not. But the ones that haunt a man’s soul? Those are very real. So real, in fact, that there are times when Castiel would rather silence them forever in the worst way possible than to go on living with them haunting his every step.

All it took was one single second in time for his attention to drift, and everything changed.

Life as he once knew it, is over.

Now he’s struggling to make sense of the pieces that are left, and he’s fairly sure at least half of them are missing.

He’s living for three things now.

His club—the Bear Bottom Guardians.

His work as a police officer for Bear Bottom Police Department.

And the occasional glimpse of a girl that makes his spirit feel free.

Despite the ghosts that haunt him, he’s not willing to present them with another target. Which is why he has to stay away from her. He can’t touch her. He can’t talk to her. He can’t get anywhere near her.

Not and live with himself afterward.

The only problem is, Turner doesn’t care what Castiel wants. She also has a solution for his ghosts.

You may call her Ms. Ghostbuster.

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Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.

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COVER REVEAL: INTERLUDE by D. Kelly

 INTERLUDE is a brand new standalone contemporary romance set in the world of the Illusion series. Don’t miss out and pre-order your copy today!

About INTERLUDE

Jordan Weston is good-looking, mysterious, and sexually uninhibited, but his life is more like the name of his bar―Just an Illusion. His cousins are the bad boys of Bastards and Dangerous, but their fame hasn’t made everything rainbows and sunshine for him. He’s haunted, flawed, and the sole survivor of a homicide that wiped out his immediate family.

Allie Baker, the most recent hire at the bar, can see through Jordan’s façade. She knows he’s everything she doesn’t need, but she’s beginning to crave his cocky attitude and the way he looks at her. The more she tries to stay away from him, the more she wants to get to know him.

Jordan knows falling for an employee is a bad idea, but Allie pushes buttons he never realized he had. Even though Allie desperately needs her job, she soon decides being with Jordan is more important. Will they be able to compromise, or will she let her chance at love pass her by for the sake of a paycheck?

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Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan.

Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better.

A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it.

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BLOG TOUR REVIEW AND EXCERPT: Verity by Colleen Hoover

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“Sublimely creepy with a true Hoover pulse. I’ve been waiting on a thriller like this for years.” Tarryn Fisher, New York Times bestselling author

Verity, an all-new romantic thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, is available now!

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Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish.

Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity likely didn’t intend for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity’s recollection of the night their family was forever altered.

Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen’s feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife’s words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her.

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I have a confession…I haven’t read a Colleen Hoover in quite awhile, and while other readers might want to tar and feather me for my admission, let me explain why, in my opinion, it’s made reading her new romantic thriller that much more enjoyable.

So, I guess I should start by telling you exactly what ‘in quite awhile’ equates to when it comes to how long it’s been since I’ve opened up one of Hoover’s story. I’m talking not since 2013! She was one of the first indie authors who brought me back to reading, and I adored her stories and her storytelling, so I don’t really have a reason I stopped…one reason could be that the indie book world grew exponentially, and there were now all these new authors who I wanted to read and I couldn’t juggle them all. It’s not that I did it deliberately, but it’s just something that happened. I still have all of her books on my kindle; I just now need to find the time to tackle her backlist of stories amidst all of my responsibilities as a blogger, English teacher, mom and wife…so maybe some time in the next decade?!?!

All joking aside, though, I was pumped to get an ARC copy of Verity, and I was even more intrigued by the fact that it was a romantic thriller – a trope that I don’t have a lot of experience with and one that Hoover hasn’t really tackled before, so her newest release was the perfect book to reintroduce myself with Hoover’s writing, character development, and storytelling because it’s more than apparent in Verity just how much she has grown as a writer in terms of the fluidity of her syntax, the power of her word choice to convey her meaning, and the effortless way she weaves a variety of subjects and modes of writing together to not only capture the essence of the plot line but to also allow readers to follow the pace of the story, making inferences along the way until the ultimate reveals at the book’s resolution.

This psychological thriller is overwhelming to say the least, but even though I felt like my reading world was turned upside down the further I delved into Verity and its chaotically addictive environment, I read on, knowing that the payoff would be worth it, even if it continued to mess with my psyche, and I can wholeheartedly say that there is no other book that I’ve read in quite some time that has left me intellectually drained and in awe of the way the author not only crafted but told these characters’ story.

Lowen’s story is definitely an outside the box kind of read, but that’s what makes Verity stand out among a lot of the books I’ve read this year. It’s unique, powerful, unpredictable and suspenseful, and even after finishing it, I don’t think I can adequately explain its complexity in both characters and story line. There are so many layers to Lowen Ashleigh, Jeremy Crawford, and Verity Crawford, so much so that it’s difficult to wrap my mind around all of the truths that are learned and secrets that are revealed about them. Nothing and no one is what or who they seem, which means interpreting the meaning of every act…of every word still doesn’t truly get to the heart of who these people are and what they experienced, both due to themselves and due to the other characters involved. And as frustrated as I was with some parts of the story, those scenes held my attention and absolutely messed with my mind, and even though it’s been a bit since I finished Verity, it stays with me because of its uniqueness and because of the way that it was crafted by one of the very first authors who got be back into reading.

4.5 Poison Apples

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Excerpt

“What are you wearing?” Corey is staring down at my shirt, perplexed, just now noticing it despite having spent the last fifteen minutes with me.

I look down at my oversized shirt. For a moment, I forgot how ridiculous I look. “I spilled coffee on my other shirt this morning and had to change.”

“Whose shirt is that?”

I shrug. “Probably yours. It was in my closet.”

“You left your house in that? There wasn’t something else you could have worn?”

“It doesn’t look high fashion?” I’m being sarcastic, but he doesn’t catch it.

He makes a face. “No. Is it supposed to?”

Such an ass. But he’s good in bed, like most assholes.

I’m actually relieved when the conference room door opens and a woman walks in. She’s followed, almost comically, by an older man walking so closely behind her, he bumps into the back of her when she stops.

“Goddammit, Barron,” I hear her mumble.

I almost smile at the idea of Goddammit Barron actually being his name.

Jeremy enters last. He gives me a small nod that goes unnoticed by everyone else.

The woman is dressed more appropriately than I am on my best day, with short black hair and lipstick so red, it’s a little jarring at nine thirty in the morning. She seems to be the one in charge as she reaches for Corey’s hand, and then mine, while Goddammit Barron looks on. “Amanda Thomas,” she says. “I’m an editor with Pantem Press. This is Barron Stephens, our lawyer, and Jeremy Crawford, our client.”

Jeremy and I shake hands, and he does a good job of pretending we didn’t share an extremely bizarre morning. He quietly takes the seat across from me. I try not to look at him, but it’s the only place my eyes seem to want to travel. I have no idea why I’m more curious about him than I am about this meeting.

Amanda pulls folders out of her briefcase and slides them in front of Corey and me.

“Thank you for meeting with us,” she says. “We don’t want to waste your time, so I’ll cut right to the chase. One of our authors is unable to fulfill a contract due to medical reasons, and we’re in search of a writer with experience in the same genre who may be interested in completing the three remaining books in her series.”

I glance at Jeremy, but his stoic expression doesn’t hint at his role in this meeting.

“Who is the author?” Corey asks.

“We’re happy to go over the details and terms with you, but we do ask that you sign the non-disclosure agreement. We would like to keep our author’s current situation out of the media.”

“Of course,” Corey says.

I acquiesce, but I say nothing as we both look over the forms and then sign them. Corey slides them back to Amanda.

“Her name is Verity Crawford,” she says. “I’m sure you’re familiar with her work.”

Corey stiffens as soon as they mention Verity’s name. Of course we’re familiar with her work. Everyone is. I hazard a glance in Jeremy’s direction. Is Verity his wife? They share a last name. He said downstairs that his wife is a writer. But why would he be in a meeting about her? A meeting she isn’t even here for?

“We’re familiar with the name,” Corey says, holding his cards close.

“Verity has a very successful series we would hate to see go unfinished,” Amanda continues. “Our goal is to bring in a writer who is willing to step in, finish the series, complete the book tours, press releases, and whatever else is normally required of Verity. We plan to put out a press release introducing the new co-writer while also preserving as much of Verity’s privacy as possible.”

About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times and International bestselling author of thirteen novels and multiple novellas. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. She is the founder of The Bookworm Box, a non-profit book subscription service and bookstore in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

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RELEASE BLITZ: O Come, ALL YE SINNERS ANTHOLOGY

O Come, All Ye Sinners, a limited-edition dark Christmas anthology is NOW LIVE!

Limited edition Christmas anthology from five of your favorite bestselling MC authors!

On the 3rd day of Christmas, Amo Jones gave to me… One hellraising reckoning, Two loved ones dying And a broken girl hanging from a tree…

On the 4th day of Christmas, Anne Malcom gave to me… One prison riot Two bullets flying Three mangled corpses And a psychopath running free…

On the 5th day of Christmas, MariaLisa DeMora gave to me… One plea for mercy Two bodies writhing Three clues to find her Four reasons to love him And a man determined to get his life back…

On the 6th day of Christmas, Chantal Fernando gave to me… One broken heart Two best friends Three familiar faces Four sexy bikers Five life regrets Six nights at a bar And a second chance romance that’s been long coming

On the 7th day of Christmas, Giana Darling gave to me One blind eye Two bloody fists Three kidnapped whores Four attempts at murder Five fights a wrecking Six nights a fucking And a bloody biker and teenage runaway finding home.

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RELEASE BLITZ: PERMISSION by T.M. Frazier

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PERMISSION, the highly anticipated conclusion of the dark and gritty Perversion Trilogy from USA Today bestselling author T.M. Frazier is available now!

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War breaks out in Lacking. The streets aren’t safe.

When an unexpected person from my past arrives in town, I’m forced to make a choice between the life I’ve always wanted, and a life I never knew I could have.

I didn’t know how strong I was until I met Grim.

But am I strong enough to live without him?

PERMISSION IS BOOK THREE IN THE PERVERSION TRILOGY

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BOOK TWO: POSSESSION

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T.M. (Tracey Marie) Frazier never dreamed that a single person would ever read a word she wrote when she published her first book. Now, she is a five-time USA Today bestselling author and her books have been translated into numerous languages and published all around the world.

T.M. enjoys writing what she calls sexy‘wrongside of the tracks romance’ with morally corrupt anti-heroes and ballsy heroines.

Her books have been described as raw, dark and gritty. Basically, what that means, is while some authors are great at describing a flower as it blooms, T.M. is better at describing it in the final stages of decay.

She loves meeting her readers, but if you see her at an event please don’t pinch her because she’s not ready to wake up from this amazing dream.

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RELEASE REVIEW: Troublemaker by Katie McCoy

Title: Troublemaker
Series: Rascals #5
Author: Katie McCoy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 10, 2018
Blurb

Five guys. One bar. And a whole heap of sexy trouble…

Dante Delgado is arrogant, mysterious… and sexy as hell. He’s also my brother’s best friend, which makes him seriously off-limits — until one of our infuriating fights turns into a steamy make-out session.

Now, all bets are off.

I know he’s trouble, but I can’t stay away. The chemistry between us is burning out of control, but Dante’s hiding something behind that bad boy smile, and his secrets could destroy us both.

Am I heading straight for heartbreak? Or can this troublemaker open his heart for the right woman?

Find out in the sizzling conclusion to the Rascals series!

#1 Rascal
#2 Wingman
#3 Heartbreaker
#4 Soulmate
#5 Troublemaker

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My Review 

In the first four books of Katie McCoy’s Rascals series, readers have been given very little insight into who exactly Dante Delgado is, keeping him quite the mystery man and allowing us to learn who he really is through his own words and actions without the preconceived notions of his friends.

And even though Haley Hayes is Emerson’s little sister and by proxy the rest of the Rascals’ honorary sister, there’s more to her than what others are willing to see, which means that by the time Troublemaker is finished and readers and other characters have been enlightened about who this final couple in the series is, it will be made perfectly clear why Dante and Haley were willing to risk a lifelong friendship and a certain brother’s wrath.

Dante is Haley’s bother’s best friend, which means that for all intents and purposes, she should be declared off-limits, but there’s a mutual attraction between them…an intrigue…a simmering of sexual tension that neither has acted on but it remains nonetheless, so when Dante and Haley find themselves succumbing to their more than familial connection, no longer fighting their non-plutonic feelings for each other, the trouble has only just begun and what this means for their relationship as well as the ones they both have with the other Rascals are bound to get a little messy and a whole lot dramatic until everyone finally sees and understands who Dante and Haley are and just how much their differences make them a perfect match.

I loved getting to know Dante and Haley and the time they had to themselves to get their bearings under them when it came to their new more than friends’ relationship meant that they were the only two people who knew what they were starting and they could get lost in each other’s arms before they had to face their friends and family, and in my opinion, that time allowed them to understand just how much they feel for one another and just how strong they are as a couple.

I so want Haley to be my BFF. She’s passionate…fun…intelligent, and there’s just enough sass and feistiness in her to stand up to her brother and stand her ground if anyone else questioned her choice to be with Dante. Is it possible or even probable that some will take issue with these two being together…absolutely, and will Dante more than likely mess up along the way, not only with Haley but also with his best friends and their perceptions…yep, but being able to witness these lifelong friends turn into something more made it beyond clear that these two could weather the storm, as long as they held on tight to each other.

It’s been so much fun getting to know Katie McCoy’s handsome rascals and the women who tame them; each one has his own unique attributes, bringing an interesting dynamic into their business, and the way these five guys interact with each other and with the women who they claim make for steamy and hilarious reads. 

4 Poison Apples

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Katie McCoy is a self-proclaimed sushi addict, Cardinals baseball fanatic, and lover of all things theatrical. A St. Louis native transplanted to Brooklyn, she acts, sings, and shakes her booty when she isn’t writing books about hot men and the girls who love them.
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