Tuesday, April 9, 2019

#NewRelease #Review LOVE, AGAIN by L.P. Dover @GiveMeBooksPR @LPDover

Title: Love, Again
Author: L.P. Dover
Publisher: Loveswept, Random House
Genre: Contemporary/Second Chance Romance
Release Date: April 9, 2019


Sometimes all you need is a second chance ... 

Aubrey Reynolds is a small-town girl who’s made it big.

A successful Hollywood director, Aubrey doesn’t have time to linger on what could have been.

But when a routine blood test comes back with a false positive, she decides to take some time off to do the things she’s always wanted to do: taste the famous chocolate chip cookies at the Minnesota State Fair, hike the Grand Teton National Park, scuba dive in the Caribbean.
But after Aubrey admits to herself what she’s really missing, she heads back home to Dusty Valley, Oklahoma . . . and the man she left behind.

Cole Haywood is a small-town fireman and that’s just fine with him.
Sure, when the love of his life left their hometown to chase her dreams he was heartbroken and—he’ll admit—damn mad.
But Cole would have never forgiven himself if he had held Aubrey back from success.
So the last thing he expects after all these years is to walk into his favorite bar one night and find the girl he’s always loved—there—looking for him.
Maybe now’s the time to make his dreams come true.  

Love, Again is everything you would want if you had run from the one you can't forget. This sweet second chance romance has the adventure, the spark, and the love...again. With a kick in the pants leading her home, Aubrey has to decide what she really wants in life. 

The past is never far behind with unresolved issues lingering. Cole knows that but he didn't expect 10 years to go by. Now all he can see is his future. 

Love, Again has love in the air. Be careful you might catch it too!

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Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

She loves to write, but she also loves to play golf, go on mountain hikes, and has a passion for singing. Her youngest daughter, who she’s also written a children’s book with, expects a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols.

Dover has written countless novels in several different genres, including a children’s book with her youngest daughter, but her favorite to write is romantic suspense. However, she has found a new passion in romantic comedy, especially involving sexy golfers. Who knew the sport could be so dirty and fun to write about.

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#NewRelease #Reviews ACHE by S.M. Soto @InkSlingerPR @AuthorSMSoto

Today we are celebrating the release of ACHE by S.M. Soto. 
It is a standalone, second chance romance novel. 




ACHE by S.M. Soto

Now Available | Standalone Novel

Book Blurb:

A second chance romance. What happens when you fall for the boy next door? Bea Norwood had the market on normal. Drama free life? Check. A single-mother who doubled as her confidant and partner in crime? Check. A neighbor and best friend she trusted more than anyone? Check. But that was until the day her mother remarried. The day that changed everything. When her best friend's cousin, Liam Falcon, is sent to live with his aunt and uncle to clean up his act, Bea finds herself falling for the boy next door. With their hearts so infinitely entwined, Bea turns to Liam as her only escape from her new step-brother's daily torment at home. Bea thought their love could conquer anything. But she was wrong. Love was for fools, and she was the biggest fool of them all. When Liam left Lakeport, he took her heart with him, shattering the organ to pieces. Six years later, Liam takes a trip back to Lakeport to visit his family, and to see HER. His first love. The girl who holds his heart. The same girl who shattered it six years ago without looking back. Liam is hell-bent on seeing Bea again after six years, but what he finds tears his heart in half. Bea Norwood is a shell of the girl he fell in love with. Underneath the baggy clothes, and pale skin, he knows she's still in there somewhere, he just needs to find her. Liam will stop at nothing to win his girl back, but sometimes, ignorance is bliss, and Liam isn't prepared for Bea's truth. 

The title of this book is so appropriate because that's exactly how I felt whilst reading. I've read a lot of books that deal with this subject but NONE have had such a profound effect on me. The writing is phenomenal the author very cleverly straddles that line between the emotion of the story and the love story. 

I'm not going to pretend this is an easy read because it's not. My heart and soul ached for Bea. Several times I had to stop because I couldn't read the words in front of me. Saying that Bea is strong is too weak a description what she endures literally broke me. Liam is her first love her one and their separation didn't only affect Bea, he has missed her every day and when he comes back everything falls apart but In a good revelatory way. Of course Liam is an important part of the story how he deals with Bea when it all implodes is heartwarming. 

This is a book I'm not going to forget Bea and Liam will stay with me for a long time. A story of resilience, a story of strength, a story of hope. 

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~ Review to Come ~


S.M. Soto was born and raised in Northern California where she currently resides with her son. Her love for reading began when she was a young girl, and has only continued to grow into adulthood. S.M. lives for reading books in the romance genre and writing novels with relatable characters. She refers to herself as a bit of a romance junkie. S.M. loves to connect with readers and eat copious of donuts that will surely lead to her demise (carbs are life).


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Monday, April 8, 2019

#ReviewBlitz #NewRelease #Reviews TAKE by Pam Godwin @pamgodwinbooks

TAKE by Pam Godwin

Genre → Dark Romance (anti-heroes, human sex trafficking, cartel)

Series → Each book is a different couple. No cliffhangers. Must be read in order.

TAKE Release Date → Apr 2, 2019

Goodreads → https://bit.ly/2AtCQdp



He’s a notorious crime lord, a kidnapper, and an artist.

Scarification is his outlet, and he just captured a new canvas.

Kate refuses to surrender beneath his blade or the cruelty in his beautiful eyes.

But she’s drawn to the man inside the monster. A man who makes her ache with his touch. Who owns her with his kiss.

A man who worships her as deeply as he hurts her.

She can run, but there’s no escape from a bond carved in scars.


The DELIVER SERIES is one of my all-time favorite dark romance series and each book brings with it another flavor of darkness and raw depravity. You’re easily transported into this world, hating and disgusted by the antagonist of the story, only to have no choice but to soften to them. It’s truly remarkable and it’s what I love most about dark romance, the conflicting emotions that we experience in tandem with our victim/protagonist. 

TAKE was a highly anticipated book for me! As I’ve gotten acquainted with Pam’s writing style, I know for a fact that I will enjoy the read, no matter what she writes. But I will say, I’ve been highly invested in this series and have been counting down the days to read each and every book. These unique characters have been memorable for me. 

Tiago and Kate’s story is possibly one of my favorites and while I would love to discuss it, I feel I will give away too much of the storyline. This comes as a highly recommended book from me. I feel the series should be read in order to avoid major spoilers and should be read immediately. If you love dark/captive romance then you need to get it done pronto! 

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I suppose the easiest thing to do with all these thoughts swirling in my head is to start at the beginning. Once upon a time, Pam Godwin decided to kidnap people and make us fall for their captors. She made it a conflicting kind of love. And so here we are about to embark on book 5 of the Deliver series. I can honestly say I'm surprised and appalled we are here. I thought that 5 was going to be Cole's story...But no. Pam, ever the sadist, is going to make us scratch and itch for it, make us plead and beg. Just before we throw in the towel she will dangle him in our faces. SIGH. It's severely twisted that we, the readers, at this point have been trained to thank her for it!

Thank you Pam for a dark world and the twisted love that feeds it.

I need to say that the cover of this book is both provocative and deceptively tame. The wildfire and strength in her eyes isn't noticed upon first glance but you are blind to miss it on the second.

Take is a special circle of hell. It's everything you didn't realize you wanted out of this book. When we finished Devestate, I foolishly looked for the end of Tiago. I didn't want that man to be the next star in the dark world Pam created. I had no idea I needed him to be next. 

Take is a new level of dark. It's a new level of twisted. It is everything people tell you to avoid. But worst of all, it's impossible to resist!

Take me. Love me. And spit me out. I will line up for more. I'm already anxiously awaiting Martin, Ricky, and HER.

Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood

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I love the Deliver series so much I can't even describe my joy when I read this one which is my favourite so far. Like the previous books it's dark and twisted but I devoured every word of Kate and Tiago's story. Kate has been taken this time by the very sadistic and brutal Tiago. There is nothing soft and fluffy about him, let's be honest he scares the bejeezus out of me. We've met Kate before but her strength of character jumps out from every page. It's a twisted love story just don't expect redemption from Tiago, he may worship her but don't mistake devotion for weakness. Another addictive read in my favourite dark series. 

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Deliver Series Buy Links → 

DELIVER #1: FREE on all retailers




TAKE #5: 

Deliver Series Audiobooks → 

Narrated by Teddy Hamilton (Josh) and Abby Crayden (Liv)

Narrated by Ryan West (Van) and Jo Raylan (Amber)

Narrated by Christian Fox (Matias) and Emma Wilder (Camila)

DEVASTATE #4: Coming April 30

Narrated by J.F. Harding (Tate) and Tracy Marks (Lucia)

Books 5-9 TBA

Author Photo → https://bit.ly/2MbAaqm

Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

Author links

Website → www.pamgodwin.com

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Other books by Pam Godwin



One is a Promise (FREE): https://amzn.to/2xliIHA

Three is a War: https://amzn.to/2uVdZLO



Knotted #1 (FREE): https://amzn.to/2EW7L2y



Heart of Eve (FREE): https://amzn.to/2xgpT6U

Dead of Eve #1: https://amzn.to/2hLTEET

Blood of Eve #2: https://amzn.to/2hvu7wO

Dawn of Eve #3: https://amzn.to/2i5PvJR


Beneath the Burn: https://amzn.to/2qF7NaK



Thursday, April 4, 2019

#NewRelease #Reviews JUDGE OF HELL by Alex Grayson @EJBookPromos @AlexGrayson10

Title: Judge of Hell

Series: Hell Night Series #3

Author: Alex Grayson

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: April 4, 2019 

Cover Designer: Cover Me Darling 
Photographer: JW Photography 
Model: Kyle English 

NOTE: Judge of Hell may contain triggers for some due to mature content, abusive situations, and harsh language

Fierce, loyal, controlled. Three things Judge became at a young age.

Enduring unimaginable horrors no child should, he swore no person would dictate his or his brother’s lives again.

Revenge fueled him, setting a path destined from the moment he and his brothers escaped their hell. Nothing would stop him from destroying the ones who’d wronged him, even if that meant giving up the only woman to ever make him feel more than the heat of vengeance.

He let Ellie go, threw her away, never knowing the consequences of his actions.

Twelve years later, she reappears in his life, and she has some hellacious secrets of her own. Ones that knock Judge on his ass and threaten his ironclad control.

His life quickly changes course. Priorities are shifted and sacrifices are made. Judge has a decision to make. Will he give up his incessant need for retribution? Or will he sacrifice something he never dreamed he could have, but desperately wants.

Or is it possible to have both? 

~ Review to Come ~

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I know I sound like a tween at a Shawn Mendez concert but OMG, OMG, OMG!!!! I'm not sure if Alex Grayson is intentionally evil or she just plays it on our hearts. I cannot even begin to tell you my torment. I can't because I can't freaking deal with spoilers, just know that the motherf@cking mic drop of all mic drops happens in these pages!!! I'm still trembling. I can't put into words the amount of terror, relief, and surprise that its causing other than to say I'm shaking. Yes, some will say that's a tad dramatic but no shit my hands are shaking as I type this. 

Judge of Hell gives us a real view into Judge. The aloof, polyamorous man wasn't always so. We learn about his walls and get to watch them crumble to the ground. I know Jenny would have been so happy to see it. Watching Judge come alive was a wonderful experience. And I'm a terrible person because ALL of my focus is on Emo now. Poor Emo! 

Alex Grayson better, and I mean better (held at knifepoint), hurry up and give us Emo. I can't wait. I physically hurt inside for this tumultuous tale. Sigh. 

Oh and the icing on the cake, participating in the execution of Judge's biggest demon! I'm pretty sure I smiled. 
4.5 stars

Reviewed for sweet Spot Sisterhood

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“Why are you nervous?” I ask, coming to a stop a couple of feet away. I want to close the remaining space between us and kiss away the apprehension from her face.

“I’m not,” she denies.

I smirk and let my eyes fall to her hands for a moment before lifting them back to hers. “You forget. I know all your nervous tics, Ellie.”

Her hands stop fiddling with each other, and she instead stuffs them in her pockets. Her shoulders slump.

“I just don’t know what to do here.”

I frown. “Elaborate.”

She looks around the room, then back at me. “This is your home, Judge. I’m only here because of Maisy. I don’t really know what to do in this situation.”

That makes me scowl, irritation forming in my stomach. “This is your home for as long as you’re here. Treat it as such. Do whatever in the hell you want to do.”

I take a step closer when she nods. Being only a foot away, I can see the small specks of black in her silver eyes. I can also smell her natural floral scent and it drives me crazy. My dick takes notice, recognizing the scent from years before, and my blood heats.

Her eyes widen when I reach up and lay my hand against her neck, feeling the rapid beat of her pulse beneath my palm. She closes her eyes, and I see the war raging in her mind.

Push me away or pull me closer.

I want to demand she pull me closer. I swipe my thumb along the underside of her jaw, running across the small scattering of scars, reminding me I never asked her about them.

That needs to be rectified soon. I’ve already learned a lot from JW’s report, and what she’ll tell me is going to hurt like a bitch, but I need to hear it from her. The pain will be my penance for allowing her to be hurt.

She opens her eyes, and I know she’s going to retreat. I grip the back of her neck and pull her until only a few short inches separate her lips from mine.

“Don’t fight it,” I whisper.

Her eyes glisten, and the sight tears a hole in my heart.

“This is going to be difficult enough,” she whispers back, her voice raspy. “Don’t make it harder by adding this to the mix.”

I lean down until I feel her uneven breath against my lips. She looks at me with dilated eyes. “It doesn’t have to be hard if we don’t want it to be. It could be as easy as breathing. Like it used to be.”

I close the gap between us, but instead of kissing her like I’m dying to, I run my nose along the column of her neck. My lips graze against her earlobe.

“I know you still feel it, Ellie. I know I still make your heart pound and your breath hitch. I bet you have butterflies in your belly and shivers racing down your back. You feel the chemistry between us. The same electric pull that was there all those years ago. The same desire that swept through us anytime we were together. Even when we weren’t, all it took was one thought and it consumed us.” I trail a path of kisses up to her jaw and across her cheek. At the corner of her mouth, her lips parted as she pants, I pull back just far enough so I can see her gorgeous eyes. “I know you still feel it, because I still feel it too. It’s not going anywhere, no matter how much you fight it.”