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RELEASE BLITZ REVIEW: Quit Your Pitchin’ by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Quit Your Pitchin’

Series: There’s No Crying in Baseball

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: Sports Romance

Cover Model: Chase ketron

Photographer: furiousfotog

Release Date: July 20, 2018

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39909973-quit-your-pitchin

What’s wrong with my butt?

She means those words to be directed toward the woman beside her, not him. But he can’t stop himself from answering.

Not when her ass is the most magnificent thing he’s seen in his life.

Apparently, answering her with ‘not a damn thing’ wasn’t what she was expecting.

She likely wasn’t expecting the baseball she took to the face at his next at bat, either.

All it takes is one ill-fated foul ball, and George Hoffman, Lumberjacks center fielder, falls head over

heels in love with Wrigley Field—and yes, that is her real name.

From that point forward, George and Wrigley fall into a fast whirlwind love that ends with them eloping to Vegas.

And he has his potty mouth, titty bar owning, pain in the ass grandmother to thank for it.

Not that he’s complaining or anything.

Who wouldn’t want to be married to a woman that made his heart race like he was in the final game of the World Series?

The only problem is trying to convince her of that.

George Hoffman and Wrigley Field, the hero and heroine of Lani Lynn Vale’s newest release, Quit Your Pitchin’, seem like a match made in baseball heaven, except for the fact that the heroine doesn’t know the first thing about the game of baseball, which is a bit of an issue since George is a professional baseball player for the Lumberjacks, but while Wrigley can use a ‘Baseball for Dummies’ book to acquire some much needed insight into America’s past time, neither she nor George has the power to control the media or his fans when it comes to their relationship and their issues being plastered all over the Internet, which is definitely a point of contention, especially due to how quickly things happened between them and how much chaos Wrigley’s siblings bring into their lives.

Things between George and Wrigley heat up extremely fast, which means they quickly move forward with every aspect of their relationship and for this reason, it was difficult to get my bearings on one situation and then have to keep moving forward to another one when I hadn’t fully understood the repercussions of the previous one, and because A LOT happens between them and as a result of other people’s actions, I needed more information, deeper insight, and more indication of why everything affected them the way they did.

The media/fans’ aspect of the story was absolutely necessary, and it was realistic, even as disgusting as it is for people to do the things the paparazzi do and the things fans say about people they don’t truly know. With social media as rampant as it is nowadays and the freedom it seems to allow people’s nasty inner critic to come out and freely share things that should remain unspoken, it’s not easy for professional athletes and the people they care about to not be raked over the coals for even the smallest on incidences.

The secondary characters are quite the contrasting group. George’s grandma is a hoot and I like how she tells it like it is. It’s easy to see how much she adores her grandson and how proud she is of him, and her relationship with Wrigley is something that Wrigley desperately needs and despite the less than stellar events that occur, that bond remains in tact. George and Wrigley’s siblings are complete asshats who seem to use the pair more than help them, and while George and Wrigley’s constant support of them illustrates the fact that they are good and compassionate people, I wanted George and Wrigley to wash their hands of the users, especially those responsible for making things between the couple so much harder than they would have been if these blood relatives would have had their own act together.

Furious George definitely lives up to his nickname, especially when things go to shit between him and Wrigley, and while he does make some mistakes along the way, Wrigley seems to be the more stubborn one of the duo, which makes their lives extremely difficult and it also makes for one frustrating and unpredictable journey to what readers hope is a happily ever after.

4 Poison Apples

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AUDIBLE REVIEW: PUCKED LOVE by Helena Hunting

July 10th Audio Release
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Blurb

As an NHL player, relationships haven’t been my thing. Shrouded in secrecy and speculation, they never last very long. But then that’s what happens when you require an NDA before the first date.

Until Charlene. She’s like a firefly. She’s elusive, and if you catch her she’ll burn bright, but keeping her trapped dulls her fire and dims her beauty.

I caught her. And as much as I might want to keep her, I’ll never put the lid on her jar. Not at the risk of losing her. So I’ve let her set the rules in our relationship.

But as long hidden secrets expose us both, I discover exactly how fragile Charlene is, and how much I need her.

We’re all broken. We’re all messed up. Some more than others. Me more than most.

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My Review

All throughout Helena Hunting’s Pucked Series, she has provided small insights and brief details about who Charlene and Darren are as individuals and as a couple, and because of the limited information given, readers don’t really know these two characters very well. I mean…it’s clear that Charlene and Violet as well as Darren and Alex share incredible friendships and that they’ve both found a small group of friends who have become their family, but other than those facts and the random conversations that reveal a few more interesting tidbits, much about Charlene and Darren’s pasts and presents remain unknown, so heading into Pucked Love, I was beyond ready for Hunting to give me the dirt on both Charlene and Darren and gain so much needed information to fully picture exactly who these two characters are.

And BOY does Hunting give readers a complete character sketch of both of them, and despite the fact that I could have never imagined how messed up Charlene and Darren’s back stories would be or how their childhoods could singlehandedly be what’s preventing them from going ‘all-in’ with each other, Pucked Love delivers one amazing story that proves just how perfect Charlene and Darren are for one another and how their separate broken pieces fit so well when they are molded together.

My first piece of advice for readers heading into Charlene and Darren’s story is to not go into the story with any preconceived notions about them because regardless of what readers think they know about the hero and heroine, they’re not even close because what Hunting has provided readers with when it comes to Alex and Violet’s best friends only skims the surface of who these two characters are; the truth about them can only be provided through reading their story, told through their own perspective, and now that I’m finished with Pucked Love, I can unequivocally say that Charlene and Darren are right next to Violet and Alex as my favorite Pucked series characters.

Even though Charlene and Darren have been together for two years and have been friends with the other couples of the series for that time, both of them as well as all of their friends are more than aware of the fact that their relationship is not like the others, and while the opening scene of Pucked Love doesn’t bode well for Charlene’s friends’ counterparts’ views on Charlene and Darren’s connection, what they witnessed doesn’t shed the kind of the light on Charlene and Darren that the guys think it does, but it is the catalyst for the changes that begin to take place with these two extremely private and independent characters.

Darren Westinghouse is an intense and stoic man – one who prefers to live out of the spotlight and in a carefully constructed environment where he is in complete control. No one, not even Alex and especially Charlene, knows all of Darren’s sides because he only shows them what he wants them to see and anything that’s too personal, too messed up, or too extreme gets locked away in a place that he would much rather never dwell on again. But with the expansion draft, the playoffs, and a few unexpected encounters, Darren is going to need to bare all of his secrets and hope that once the truth is told that Charlene will still stand by him because even though he never truly acknowledged it, he loves Charlene with everything that he is and he refuses to give her up.

Once everything is laid out in the open, readers will understand just how amazing of a man Darren is and they’ll have a newfound respect for the man who lived through a messed up childhood that distorted his perception of everything associated with relationships and still managed to be a kick butt friend and hockey player and a more than giving and loving boyfriend even if his ways of showing it are rather unconventional.

I’ve always been intrigued by the close relationship that Charlene and Violet share. They seem like polar opposites but they’re each other’s constant and that will never change. Charlene’s childhood was just as jacked up as Darren’s but on opposite ends, and once Charlene’s truths are told/revealed, it’s more than clear as to why Charlene thrives on stability and independence and prefers to move forward with constancy, which means she doesn’t handle change well nor does she want to talk about her feelings or be vulnerable around anyone. The perception people have when it comes to Charlene is important to her; she doesn’t want to be seen as weird or different, even though that’s exactly who she is, and while there’s nothing wrong with Charlene, she cannot handle anyone knowing about her past because she’s afraid it will leave her with no-one and nothing.

I have to admit that Charlene’s hesitancies and refusal to change the dynamics of her relationship with Darren frustrated me way more than the backwards steps that Darren took, but that doesn’t mean I don’t understand why Charlene was so afraid; it’s just that Darren was more than trying and I just really wanted them both to see themselves as worthy of the other.

Hunting’s Pucked series is not just about the love between a couple; it’s also about the bond that is formed amongst friends, and in Pucked Love, it’s clear that the friendships that Darren has with his teammates and his small group of friends as well as the connection Charlene has with the women who she considers her tribe are crucial to their lives and responsible for helping both Darren and Charlene to see what they could have with each other if they’d only allow everyone in.

I absolutely LOVED EVERYTHING about Pucked Love! The thoughtful and sexy storyline, the strong friendships, the laugh out loud situations, the heartfelt moments, and the unique insights into who Charlene and Darren were and are. Sebastian York and Stella Bloom were perfect narrators for the story; they perfectly capture the hero and heroine’s idiosyncrasies and the mind games they have with themselves due to everything that has happened to them in their life.

The Pucked series is one of my favorite sports romance series of all time, and it’s due to Hunting’s storytelling, the way she crafts her characters, and her ability to create storylines that are full of steam, sass, and scandalous moments;)

5+ Poison Apples

Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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Twitter: @HelenaHunting

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TITLE AND BLURB REVEAL: CAN’T TEXT THIS by Teagan Hunter

Today, we are sharing the title and blurb reveal for the next standalone title from Teagan Hunter.

Can’t Text This is a contemporary romance title that will be releasing on October 11th.

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Can’t Text This by Teagan Hunter

Releasing October 11th

Blurb

“Hi Monty. Wanna see my python?”

That’s how I ended up in the bathroom of some dive bar with a stranger.

Me, Monty Andrews, the quintessential virgin girl next door.

I was so out of my element, but there was no denying our explosive attraction, even via text.

Commence Operation Bang Each Other Out of Our Systems, because that was all it was—unfinished business.

I had no intention of falling back into the sheets with the tattooed, muscly, dirty-in-the-best-kind-of-way single dad over and over again…but I did.

Everything was going great—until we discovered I was his son’s teacher.

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Author Information

TEAGAN HUNTER is a Missouri-raised gal, but currently lives in North Carolina with her US Marine husband, where she spends her days begging him for a cat. She survives off coffee, pizza, and sarcasm. When she’s not writing, you can find her binge-watching various TV shows, especially Supernatural and One Tree Hill. She enjoys cold weather, buys more paperbacks than she’ll ever read, and never says no to brownies. For more information, please visit http://www.teaganhunterwrites.com.

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COVER REVEAL: IDLE by Fisher Amelie

Release Date: July 29th

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Blurb

Stop. Leave me to my devices and go away. Just get off my back already, all right? You don’t know me, don’t know my situation. You don’t know the town I live in, the people I live with, the friends I own. Don’t hold me to your standards. Stop expecting the best from me. I’ve never been given the tools to be her. 

So let me alone. Life’s easy when nothing expects so little of you. Easy is what I crave. Easy is what I do best. Let the world weep. What good could I possibly do them anyhow? Follow my lead and close your eyes. It’s effortless. 

Stop asking about me. I’m okay with being no one, a nobody. I’m comfortable with this stagnant life.There’s nothing I stand to lose. I’ve taken no risks. 

Life can’t be changed by simply doing nothing. 

Can it?

I’m Lily Hahn and this is the story of how I went from a life of hollow nothing to a life of exhaustive agony and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. 

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About Fisher Amelie

Fisher Amelie resides in the South with her kick ace husband slash soul mate. She earned her first ‘mama’ patch in 2009. She also lives with her Weim, Jonah, and her Beta, Whale. All these living creatures keep the belly of her life full, sometimes to the point of gluttony, but she doesn’t mind all that much because life isn’t worth living if it isn’t entertaining, right?

Fisher is the author of The Seven Deadly Series, The Sleepless Series, and The Leaving Series, and was a semi-finalist in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award.

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RELEASE BLITZ AND REVIEW: QUIT YOUR PITCHIN’ by Lani Lynn Vale

The much-anticipated release from USA Today Bestselling Author, Lani Lynn Vale, is finally here!

Get your copy of QUIT YOUR PITCHIN’ today!

Title: QUIT YOUR PITCHIN’
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Sports Romance
Model: Chase Ketron
Photographer: Furiousfotog
Designer: Lani Lynn Vale
Release: July 20, 2018

About QUIT YOUR PITCHIN’

What’s wrong with my butt?

She means those words to be directed toward the woman beside her, not him. But he can’t stop himself from answering. Not when her ass is the most magnificent thing he’s seen in his life.

Apparently, answering her with ‘not a damn thing’ wasn’t what she was expecting.

She likely wasn’t expecting the baseball she took to the face at his next at bat, either.

All it takes is one ill-fated foul ball, and George Hoffman, Lumberjacks center fielder, falls head over heels in love with Wrigley Field—and yes, that is her real name.

From that point forward, George and Wrigley fall into a fast whirlwind love that ends with them eloping to Vegas. And he has his potty mouth, titty bar owning, pain in the ass grandmother to thank for it.

Not that he’s complaining or anything.

Who wouldn’t want to be married to a woman that made his heart race like he was in the final game of the World Series?

The only problem is trying to convince her of that.

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My Review

George Hoffman and Wrigley Field, the hero and heroine of Lani Lynn Vale’s newest release, Quit Your Pitchin’, seem like a match made in baseball heaven, except for the fact that the heroine doesn’t know the first thing about the game of baseball, which is a bit of an issue since George is a professional baseball player for the Lumberjacks, but while Wrigley can use a ‘Baseball for Dummies’ book to acquire some much needed insight into America’s past time, neither she nor George has the power to control the media or his fans when it comes to their relationship and their issues being plastered all over the Internet, which is definitely a point of contention, especially due to how quickly things happened between them and how much chaos Wrigley’s siblings bring into their lives.

Things between George and Wrigley heat up extremely fast, which means they quickly move forward with every aspect of their relationship and for this reason, it was difficult to get my bearings on one situation and then have to keep moving forward to another one when I hadn’t fully understood the repercussions of the previous one, and because A LOT happens between them and as a result of other people’s actions, I needed more information, deeper insight, and more indication of why everything affected them the way they did.

The media/fans’ aspect of the story was absolutely necessary, and it was realistic, even as disgusting as it is for people to do the things the paparazzi do and the things fans say about people they don’t truly know. With social media as rampant as it is nowadays and the freedom it seems to allow people’s nasty inner critic to come out and freely share things that should remain unspoken, it’s not easy for professional athletes and the people they care about to not be raked over the coals for even the smallest on incidences.

The secondary characters are quite the contrasting group. George’s grandma is a hoot and I like how she tells it like it is. It’s easy to see how much she adores her grandson and how proud she is of him, and her relationship with Wrigley is something that Wrigley desperately needs and despite the less than stellar events that occur, that bond remains in tact. George and Wrigley’s siblings are complete asshats who seem to use the pair more than help them, and while George and Wrigley’s constant support of them illustrates the fact that they are good and compassionate people, I wanted George and Wrigley to wash their hands of the users, especially those responsible for making things between the couple so much harder than they would have been if these blood relatives would have had their own act together.

Furious George definitely lives up to his nickname, especially when things go to shit between him and Wrigley, and while he does make some mistakes along the way, Wrigley seems to be the more stubborn one of the duo, which makes their lives extremely difficult and it also makes for one frustrating and unpredictable journey to what readers hope is a happily ever after.

4 Poison Apples

About Lani Lynn Vale

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: Rock F*ck Club Series by Michelle Mankin

Rock F*ck Club: Book #1

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Blurb

10 cities in two weeks 10 famous rock stars

On my knees

Against the wall

On my tits

I don’t care. As long as I get the evidence to prove it.

Why?

Because I caught my former prick of a boyfriend from Heavy Metal Enthusiasts doing a groupie doggie style backstage on the night we were supposed to be celebrating our 1 year anniversary.

He told me I was too uptight.

Too vanilla.

Too boring.

So I got drunk with my bestie, Marsha West, the aspiring videographer. I ranted. I raved. I came up with a crazy idea.

What I didn’t know was that my best friend recorded me. Marsha put the video up on YouTube. It went viral with 10 million hits. Now I’ve got fans and sponsors offering me big bucks.

Rock stars are volunteering to be my f*ck buddy.

Hollywood is calling.

I get to choose which rock stars I want.

The stakes are high.

This sh*t just got real.

What could go wrong?

Rock F*ck Club: Book #2 

Release Date: August 30th

Blurb

10 cities. 10 famous rock stars f*cked.

Raven Winters has chosen the one rock star she wants to keep. She has completed filming for the Rock F*ck Club. Her season of the reality show is about to debut on the World Media Organization channel. Her once very private sex life is about to become public.

Can her life ever return to normal?

Does she want it to?

And what about the next season of RFC?

Who will be the next star?

Who will be f*cking whom?

Rock F*ck Club: Book #3

Release Date: September 6th

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Blurb

The Gods of Rock Tour.

4 summer concert venues. 10 famous rock stars to f*ck.

Two at a time. Maybe even three.

I know what I like and how to get it.

I’m Marsha West. Raven Winter’s best friend. A sidekick no longer, I’m in the starring role.

I’m going to f*ck whoever I want. However I want. Whenever I want. I have my reasons for being the way I am and doing the things I do. I’ve warned WMO they might have to stretch the rules to keep their TV-MA rating for me.

It’s Rock F*ck Club. Season Two.

What could go wrong?

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BLOG TOUR REVIEW: BROKEN EDGE by CD Reiss

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Twisted and sexy, this story grabbed me from the VERY FIRST WORD and never let me go. 6 STARS!”

—Alessandra Torre, New York Times bestselling author

Broken Edge, the highly anticipated third installment to the “intensely sexy” and “mind-blowing” Edge Series by New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss is available NOW!

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You think you’d go far for love?

Think again.

———

She really knows how to push a man.

She finds the cracks and she goes right for them. She’ll travel across the world just to break me apart, piece by piece, until every last secret is exposed and every weakness revealed.

I swear to God, I love her so much I’ll let her do it.

I’ll let her do anything.

But when she hurts herself to protect me?

That’s a line in the sand.

EDGE SERIES INTENSE

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My Review

As C.D. Reiss’ The Edge Series continues, my mind becomes even more of a jumbled mess, leaving me with more questions than answers, but the maelstrom in my mind also heightens my interest and my demand to understand everything that’s happening to Greyson and Caden, both individually and as a married couple.

How far would someone go for love?

That seems to be the question continually posed in The Edge Series, and with Broken Edge being the title of book 3, it’s clear that Greyson and Caden haven’t quite reached their breaking point yet, but what’s also quite vividly exposed is the idea that there may come a time in the not so distant future where either one or both of them might be too broken to be repaired and what that means for a couple who has endured countless obstacles and continue so to somehow survive is still open-ended, leaving nothing but circumstantial insights, which in no way helps readers to reach a valid thought as to how Greyson and Caden’s story will end.

The only idea that I can say with 100% surety is that Greyson and Caden are nowhere near the people readers met at the onset of their story, and while I’m sure some of that has to do with the fact that both characters have been thoroughly stripped bare as each book in their series is released, my other thought is that Greyson and Caden were on unstable ground even back then, which may indicate that while they attempted to project their stability, the unraveling has happened over the course of the these three parts, forcing themselves and readers to face some harsh truths about who these two characters are and what their true versions signify.

C.D. Reiss has definitely declared psychological warfare on her readers’ minds, and while that declaration leaves readers reeling, what it also indicates is just how skilled Reiss is at constructing a multifaceted and unpredictable story line – one that does not follow a linear path but rather ebbs and flows as situations arise and as the minds of these characters begin to deconstruct, willingly choosing to be bent and battered, even if it means there’s no coming back.

I can’t even begin to assess how far ‘over the edge’ Reiss plans to take her characters, but what I do know is I can’t flipping wait to understand exactly what each exposed secret and weakness means for Greyson and Caden and just how difficult it will be to bring each other back once they’ve fallen so far beyond what they thought possible.

4.5 Poison Apples

About CD Reiss

CD Reiss is a New York Times bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up she’s at the well hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels.

She’s frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn’t ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood.

If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

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