RELEASE BLITZ AND REVIEW: A Nordic King by Karina Halle


A Nordic King by Karina Halle
Publication Date: September 21, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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When I first applied for the job I thought it would be like all the others: working as a nanny for an aristocratic family.

Then I got the job and found out how wrong I was.

Now I’m the new nanny for two adorable little girls who happen to be princesses.

Their father is the widowed King of Denmark.

And my new home? The royal palace in Copenhagen.

Adjusting to my new life isn’t easy but the hardest part hasn’t been the girls who still grieve over the loss of their mother.

It’s their father.

Cold, mysterious and moody, with an icy stare that seems to penetrate your soul, King Aksel may have hired me to take care of his daughters but he wants as little to do with me as possible.

Yet the longer I share these palace walls with this man, the more that I’m drawn to him. His chiseled face and sexual swagger are only part of the package. It’s in the long, intense glances at the dinner table, the way we’ll brush up against each other in the halls, the rare glimpses of the man deep inside, like the sun passing through clouds.

But no matter how I feel about him, we can never be together.

You think it’s bad enough being in love with your boss?

Try falling in love with a king.


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I had the extreme pleasure of beta reading Aksel and Aurora’s story, and right from the start, I knew these two characters were something special and that despite the fact that they came from much different worlds and experienced much different lives that the Nordic King and his nanny were going to find a way to bring light into each other’s lives, even if it meant they got their hearts trampled on in the process.

The first thing that is made abundantly clear to Aurora from her employer is that she is nothing more than the help. She has a job to do and will be held accountable to do so while ensuring that she doesn’t do anything to embarrass the royal family or herself. What’s also clearly illustrated from the beginning is that Aksel is a man’s man…a King’s King so to speak and because that moniker carries clout and power, he wields it without thought to anyone else, especially a certain American beauty who is way too appealing for his sanity and for her own good, not to mention that she doesn’t hold her tongue when he’s acting like an ass or making comments that are both presumptuous and downright mean.

As the story continues and Aksel and Aurora’s lives further intersect, it’s quite obvious that they’re attracted to each other, despite their brains knowing it’s a useless attraction – one that can never be acted on – due to their differing circumstances and statuses. But the sexual tension that exists between them will never fully dissipate and it’s a point of contention, unknowingly, for both of them, seeing how Aksel’s mistreatment of her and intolerance for some of the things she does is the way that he copes with his ‘unwanted’ desires for her.

Something has to give between them, though, if Aksel and Aurora are expected to be constantly around each other and when that breaking point hits, the repercussions may be too much for them to bear given the fact that they’re both harboring secrets that could not only change their perception of each other but also lead to further complications if the information got out to the wrong people or person. But the flip side to that is that once Aksel and Aurora finally give into their need for one another perhaps, together, they’ll find something that’s always been missing from their lives, making it absolutely necessary for both of them to endure the more than bumpy ride it may be to be seen as a couple in love not just a King and his nanny.

Karina Halle did an outstanding job of layering her hero and heroine in a way that is obvious to readers; there’s a depth to these characters that force readers to truly see Aksel and Aurora as more than complex people in a complicated situation. These two have gotten so used to wearing masks, pretending that they have their shit together when, really, they’re both a bit of a hot mess underneath. But that’s what makes it easy to connect to them because they’re human beings just like anyone else, which means that regardless of titles and power, they make mistakes…they feel guilt and grief…they yearn for a true sense of family and love – ones that have no ulterior motives…no agenda or duplicitous plans, and somehow, Aksel and Aurora find that in each other, indicating that despite the outside world…despite Aksel’s mercurial demeanor and kingly status, these two belong together, not just as King and the nanny…not just as the boss and the help…not just as the ruler and his subject, but as a man and woman who transform when they’re together into someone they haven’t been in a long time or maybe even ever.

There is an amazing support cast of characters in A Nordic King, and many of them help both Aksel and Aurora see themselves for who they are and what they need. Aksel’s two princesses are so pivotal to the story line as a whole because not only are they the reason that Aurora is hired, but they also are there to remind Aksel that life goes on…that living in the present and truly experiencing all that it has to offer does not necessarily lessen the grief or the guilt but it helps to prove just how much Aksel’s daughters need and want him to be more present in their lives and Aurora’s definitely a part of that package and while that complicates things, it also brings life, laughter, and happiness back into the castle and into the hearts and souls of so many people.

Aksel and Aurora’s individual journeys as well as the one they take together is vividly illustrated throughout the entire story, and while, at times, I wanted to throttle Aksel for his Jekyll and Hyde actions/reactions, I knew that it would be a process for him to change his ways…change the parts of himself that had been closed off for so long, but what I also knew was that Aurora’s presence, the way she treated his daughters, and the way she stood up to him would prove just how much he needed and wanted her, which makes their bumpy start and the uphill battle that the go against worth every minute of anger, frustration, and even heartbreak.

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Meet Karina

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

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Touching Sin by J. Saman-2


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I know she’s lying the moment I see her.

That her name is as fake as her story. She’s barged into my life like a beautiful nightmare, turning everything upside down.

It hasn’t stopped me from trying to help her. Protect her. Save her from the threats that seem to come out of nowhere.

She’s put my entire world at risk. My reputation. My business. My livelihood.

But Mia brought me back to life. And I will do anything to save hers.


I was running for my life the night I met Jake.

Broken down on the road to nowhere. Lost. Homeless. Scared out of my mind.

I don’t care. I’m willing to risk it all to start over. Desperate to hide and never be found again.

But it doesn’t take much for Jake to break down my defenses. A soft word. A gentle touch. He becomes mine, but more importantly, I become his.

Until the nightmare of my past shows up, pissed off as hell…



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J. Saman is a nurse practitioner living in New England with her husband and three awesome girls. She loves all types of novels, but finds herself always going back to writing romances. She’s an admitted lover of picking at old wounds, second chance romances, love triangles and the perfect amount of angst. She writes smart, strong women and sexy alpha (slightly nerdy) men who have a softer side.​​


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Guilty until proven innocent.

That’s the way the world works, right?

I’m tired of being convicted without evidence, all because my last name is Gable.

The Riscoffs might own this town, but I’m done following their rules.

If only I could forget just how easily Lincoln Riscoff can drag me under his spell.

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‘A Gable and a Riscoff could never be together. Fate would never let it happen.’

‘Nothing good can ever come of it.’

This is the same old tune that Whitney has had to listen to for countless years from both sides of the feud, but it’s also what she’s had to keep telling herself every time she gets pulled back into Lincoln’s life and starts to feel like they can face everything together and still remain whole.

Whitney and Lincoln’s past and present illustrates the fact that when they’re together, regardless of how strong their connection is, bad things happen…people get hurt…loss and regret run rampant. But what it comes down to is the fact that neither Whitney nor Lincoln have been living for themselves; they’ve been taking care of everyone else, whether it be the family business, Ricky’s career, or those left behind after the horrible accident took the lives of those they loved. And by putting others before themselves, they’ve made a mess of a once and a lifetime kind of connection…kind of love, and it’s that bond that both of them seem desperate to get back, but it’s easier said than done because as more secrets are revealed and the true nature of things is discovered, it’s unclear whether it’s still going to be the Riscoffs vs. the Gables or if Lincoln and Whitney will pave their own way, uniting the two families in a way that no one thought possible?

The second book in a trilogy, in my opinion, is always a tricky one for the author to create and for the reader to read; it needs to bridge the gap between the first and the third in a way that moves the plot forward but also sheds light on all of the backstory content that readers need to understand in order to garner a clear picture of what the hero and the heroine are up against, and that can sometimes feel tedious or a bit stagnant in the build up to book three, and that’s a little bit how I felt as I read Guilty As Sin…

So, while the flashbacks of everything that occurred between Lincoln and Whitney and the Gables and Riscoffs 10 years ago help to solidify the big picture as to why these two families detest one another, I felt like the story line lost a bit of the momentum that I felt it had after finishing book 1. Don’t get me wrong…I still very much enjoyed Guilty as Sin and I’m beyond excited to see what Meghan March has in store for Lincoln and Whitney as well as her readers after she left us with one heck of a cliffhanger at the end of book 2, but I did lose some of the connection I felt to the characters and all that they were forced to deal with and overcome. But I’m not worried that it’s gone for good; in fact, I’m almost positive that with where the characters’ lives are heading that there are bound to be a few more bombshells and that now that Whitney’s found her backbone again and has stopped living so much in the past that readers will want to revel in all sexy and angsty goodness that will bring Lincoln and Whitney’s journey to an end.

3.5/4 Poison Apples

From New York Times bestselling author Meghan March comes a brand new saga of forbidden love and second chances.

A Riscoff and a Gable can never live happily ever after. Our family feud is the stuff of legends.

Ten years ago, Whitney Gable caught me off guard with her long legs and grab-you-by-the-balls blue eyes.

I didn’t know or care what her name was.

Like any Riscoff worth the family name, I went after what I wanted. We burned like a flash fire until she married another man.

She hates me, and she should.

I objected on her wedding day.

Now she’s home, with those same long legs and man-eater stare, but there’s no ring on her finger.

They say a Riscoff and a Gable can never live happily ever after . . . but I’m not done with Whitney Gable.

I’ll never be done with her.

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Whitney Gable is the kind of woman you fight to the death to protect.

To keep.

To cherish.

I’ve finally learned my lesson, and it’s time to prove I’m the man who’s worthy of her.

I don’t care what it takes, because failure is not an option.

No matter who or what stands in our way—this time, she’ll be mine forever

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Kaine Reynolds wants nothing more than solitude. After an unthinkable tragedy destroys his family, he’s cut off all ties to his former life so he can battle his grief the only way he knows how.






Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

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RELEASE PROMO: Impossible Glamour by Maggie Marr



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Brainiac Ellen Legend is the daughter of Hollywood royalty but only want a ‘normal’ life as a doctor. Webber Connor is the hottest agent in Hollywood & loves the LA lifestyle. Can these two find a way to bridge their divide?



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Maggie Marr is the USA Today Best-Selling author of over 20 hot contemporary romances. She got her start in Hollywood pushing the mail cart and eventually became an motion picture literary agent. You can find her at all the usual spots like FB, Twitter, and Pinterest or at She is a pop culture addict and when she isn’t writing or reading you can find her binge-watching her favorite shows. You can always email her at


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Jackson Bishop is your typical playboy.

Unpredictable, charming, and overly confident.

Growing up in Texas, the ranch life is all he’s ever known. Horses and late night partying are his lifestyles, and all the local girls know it too. Riding lessons aren’t the only things taught at the stables, and he makes sure clients never leave unsatisfied. Everyone knows Jackson’s a wild card, but not everything is as it seems. He may be a womanizer on the surface, but he’s hiding deep feelings about the one who’s had his heart since he was a teen. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as roping her in and claiming her as his.

Kiera Young is well-known for her sassy nature and outgoing personality. Though she’s one of the best horse trainers in the area, she’s never been able to tame her best friend and the man she’s secretly loved since she was fifteen—Jackson Bishop. She’s waited years for him to confess his true feelings but as time goes on, she decides she’s done waiting. Kiera finally meets a man who promises to give her the world, and when he pops the question, she says yes—knowing they’re both ready to settle down and start a family.

Even if her heart beats for another man.

Jackson’s certain he’s lost Kiera for good and has no one to blame but himself. However, on the day of her wedding, he can’t bring himself to watch the woman he loves walk down the aisle to someone else. Kiera’s already having second thoughts and knows she can’t get married without his support. It’s not until she’s at the altar that she realizes she can’t let Jackson go and will do whatever it takes to keep him—even if it means running out on her own wedding.

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Jackson Bishop and Kiera Young’s story was one of my most anticipated reads since finishing Chasing Him, and with the insight that Kennedy Fox leaves readers with at the end of John and Mila’s story, in terms of Kiera’s determination to move forward instead of pining away for a man she feels will never admit his true feelings for her, I knew that Keeping Him was going to break my heart in every possible way due to the circumstances that Jackson and Kiera created by their denials, and I also felt like it wasn’t going to be easy for me to see passed Jackson’s words and actions when it came to Kiera and his ‘true’ feelings for her, and I’ll admit, I really did struggle with the fact that so much of the drama between them could have been avoided if they were honest with themselves and with each other…don’t get me wrong, I know that a good amount of angst comes with a storyline like this one, but these two have been frustrating the heck out of me since they were introduced in the previous books in the series and letting go of those feelings was more difficult than I thought it would be.

Since the beginning of the series, Kennedy Fox has portrayed Jackson Bishop as a cocky hothead and playboy; he’s a bit of a loose cannon – a guy who seems to put his foot in his mouth more often than not and one who may know how to get a woman in his bed, but anything that involves feelings is not something he knows how to handle, which is more than clear with how he deals with his growing feelings for Kiera. Through the course of Keeping Him, Jackson does realize his mistakes and he works to transform into a man who’s more open with his feelings and ‘worthy’ of the kind of love that Kiera wants to give him. Fox does a great job of illustrating Jackson’s transformation, allowing readers to see him get his head out of his ass and realize that he’s not willing to give up the woman he’s loved since forever, and when Jackson comes to that realization, there’s a definite change in him and readers can clearly recognize that change and know that he’s found a way to claim what his heart always knew he wanted/needed.

Logically, I understand why Kiera tried to move on with Trent, but it was beyond clear that she didn’t really know him like she thought she did, nor did she love him enough to give her heart to him. I can’t blame Kiera for wanting the fairy tale happily ever after; she’s seen the other Jackson men find their soulmates and not put up much a fight when it came to that claiming, so it stands to reason that she would want what they have and if she can’t have it with the man she really wants it with then she might just have to settle for second best, but she soon realizes that an alternate choice will never work for her…never offer her what she wants, but by the time that happens, she’s already committed herself to something she no longer wants, which makes things so much more complicated than they should have been if she would have followed her heart since the beginning.

Keeping Him is an interesting title for Jackson and Kiera’s story because they never seemed to truly have one another…I get that they’ve been best friends since childhood and they share a bond that most people crave, but ‘keeping’ means that something or someone has already been claimed and that doesn’t really apply to these two…OR, is the implication that because they’ve always held one another’s heart that all they need to do is admit their feelings in order to truly have that which has always been theirs for the taking.

I can’t believe this series is over; it seems like Kennedy Fox just introduced readers to the Jackson brothers and now it’s time to say goodbye to these handsome, broody men and their significant others. This series was one heck of a wild and angsty ride, and while it almost did my heart in at certain points; I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way!

4.5 Poison Apples

If you’re a fan of swoony alpha heroes, feisty heroines, humorous family dynamics, and witty banter, then you’re going to want to meet the Bishop Brothers!

This Southern family loves hard & plays even harder!!


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Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!

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Wicked Wedding, an all-new sexy standalone novel, from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sawyer Bennett is LIVE!


It all started with a wedding…

Well, three weddings, to be exact. The one that happened, the one that went up in flames, and the one nobody saw coming.

Andrew Collings has seen a lot of things living in Vegas. Hell, he’s done a lot of things. But one thing he’s never witnessed is a beautiful brunette, hitchhiking her way into the city, wearing a wedding dress. Until now, that is.

Brynne Adams is running away from a broken heart. She expected a lot of things from her wedding day but finding photos of her fiancé and maid of honor and best man in a compromising position wasn’t one of them. She most certainly never imagined that she’d end up marrying the handsome stranger that rescued her from the side of the road that day.

Andrew and Brynne’s quick nuptials may have been the result of a drunken joke, but they soon realize that love can be found in the most unlikely of places if you just stop and take a chance.

* Wicked Wedding is the fourth STANDALONE NOVEL in the LEFT AT THE ALTAR series in a collaboration of six New York Times Bestselling Authors: J. S. Scott, Ruth Cardello, Raine Miller, Sawyer Bennett, Minx Malone, and Melody Anne.

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Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or even better, both.

Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.


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