Tuesday, February 20, 2018

RELEASE DAY + BOOK REVIEW: "Only Time Will Tell" by TL Travis (18+)



Two men, one watch…

When Alex and Charlie met, they instantly clicked. Throughout the years, their bond grew from friends, to lovers. But when Charlie's father passes away something inside him changes. Alex feared their relationship was over and knew his heart would never survive.
Things spiral out of control as Charlie’s erratic behavior leads Alex to think the worst. During an intense argument, they’re transported back in time. When Charlie comes to, Alex isn’t by his side. Frantically, he searches for him. But when he finds him, he’s surprised Alex doesn’t remember who he is.
Charlie must make Alex fall in love with him again. But what happens if he doesn’t? 
Will this be the end of their relationship, or will it be game over for them both?
Only Time Will Tell is an Erotic, M/M, Time Travel/Sci-Fi 56,000-word stand-alone Romance for those over 18.


I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Frequent visitors to my blog are probably familiar with the name TL Travis, since I read everything she writes. Having been a reader since the first Sebastian Chronicles book, I've delighted in seeing her talent stretch and grow with each piece she puts out.
OTWT is a quick read, featuring two lovable characters, a vivid supporting cast, and a unique plot that keeps moving. There are no frills here, just sex, romance, and just enough drama to keep it interesting. Angst is largely absent from the narrative between the characters. Rather, the main conflict revolves around a mysterious pocketwatch and a trip back in time that separates the two men and must make one fall in love with the other during a time when same-sex marriage resulted in imprisonment.
Alex and Charlie are great characters. As a reader, you just want to wrap them in blankets and hug them. Their romance is natural, and doesn't seem overly sexualized, despite the many sex scenes in the book. Additionally, the sex doesn't take away from the story whatsoever. It feels just as natural as everything else and is hot, hot, hot!
Fans of LGBT+ romance, sci-fi or contemporary, will fall in love with this book and be begging for more.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

COVER REVEAL: Can Dreams Come True? (Book One of the Cecily Taylor Series) by Krysten Lindsay Hager

Cover Reveal for Can Dreams Come True? (Book One of the Cecily Taylor Series) by Krysten Lindsay Hager
Contemporary YA fiction
Check out the blurb here: Cecily has always had a huge crush on singer Andrew Holiday and she wants to be an actress, so she tags along when her friend auditions for his new video. However, the director isn’t looking for an actress, but rather the girl next door—and so is Andrew. Cecily gets a part in the video and all of Andrew’s attention on the set. Her friend begins to see red and Cecily’s boyfriend is seeing green—as in major jealousy. A misunderstanding leaves Cecily and her boyfriend on the outs and Andrew hopes to pick up the pieces as he’s looking for someone more stable in his life than the models he’s dated. Soon Cecily begins to realize Andrew understands her more than her small-town boyfriend—but can her perfect love match really be her favorite rock star?
Pre-order the book now: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079S3KJSH
The book officially releases in ebook and paperback on March 20th.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Krysten Lindsay Hager writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends...Forever?, Next Door to a Star,  Landry in Like, Competing with the Star (The Star Series: Book 2) and Dating the It Guy. True Colors, won the Readers Favorite award for best preteen book and the Dayton Book Expo Bestseller Award for childen/teens. Competing with the Star is a Readers' Favorite Book Award Finalist.
​Krysten's work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Bellbrook Times, Springfield News-Sun, Grand Blanc View, Dayton Daily News and on the talk show Living Dayton.
Cover artwork done by Cora Graphics for Clean Reads.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

COVER REVEAL: "The Coven Princess" by Lily Luchesi








Coming March 7th, 2018 from USA Today bestselling author Lily Luchesi and Vamptasy Publishing:

THE COVEN PRINCESS.


Your blood does not define you.
Harley Torrance's parents were killed in a home invasion when she was three. Adopted by a nice couple, Harley begins to develop strange powers. At fourteen she brews a potion so strong it gains the attention of the Coven King, and changes her world forever.
She's not human, she's a witch.
Now a part of the magical community, Harley must learn to control her powers lest the Darkness already in her blood overcomes her. Can she dampen her lust for power in order to stop the Dark from taking over the Coven and killing everyone in their way?




About the author:



Lily Luchesi is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of the Paranormal Detectives Series, published by Vamptasy Publishing. She also has short stories included in multiple bestselling anthologies, and a successful dark erotica retelling of Dracula.
She is also the editor, curator and contributing author of Vamptasy Publishing's Damsels of Distress anthology, which celebrates strong female characters in horror and paranormal fiction.
She was born in Chicago, Illinois, and now resides in Los Angeles, California. Ever since she was a toddler her mother noticed her tendency for being interested in all things "dark". At two she became infatuated with vampires and ghosts, and that infatuation turned into a lifestyle. She is also an out member of the LGBT+ community. When she's not writing, she's going to rock concerts, getting tattooed, watching the CW, or reading manga. And drinking copious amounts of coffee.

Monday, February 12, 2018

ARC Book Review: "That News Guy" by Jenn Nixon (releasing 2/19)



Everyone has a celebrity crush. What would happen if you met yours? #ThatNewsGuy
Taking a chance and making a change after his divorce, Trapper Del Rio signs up for personal training services to get in better shape for his embedded reporting gig with the Army. TFA Fitness Center is known for their discretion, having trained the famous and infamous alike over the years. When he meets the adorable curvy woman working at the Smoothie Bar, who blushes every time their eyes meet, Trapper wants to see where the explosive chemistry may lead.
After making a fool of herself the moment Trapper came up to her bar, Jessica Buckley didn’t believe the hot Latino reporter actually asked her out on a date. With a little prodding from her friends, Jessica risks dating Trapper, only to find him even more interesting off-camera. Jessica carefully navigates the intense feelings building between them, unsure she’s ready to give Trapper her heart, aware he’s going overseas in a few short months. 

I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I wasn't sure what to expect when I saw that Nixon was writing contemporary romance, after reading Tiva Boon and the first MIND book. Plus, contemporary hetero romance is usually not my thing, but I gave it a shot and was so glad that I did!
The story centers around Trapper, a news reporter with a jaded past who needs to get in shape to travel to a war zone for a journalism project, and Jessica, a thick (she's not fat, she's thick) woman who works at the Smoothie Bar in the gym Trapper attends.
The story starts with their meet-cute, where Jessica is so starstruck she's nearly speechless. Right off the bat I liked her. She's intelligent, witty, and extremely realistic. She doesn't let her weight bring her down, either. Despite heading into her forties, she's portrayed as a sexy, vivacious, spunky female lead. As someone who is of a similar body type, I loved seeing a woman like her as a sexy heroine and think that other authors should follow suit.
Without giving too much away, think of this book as a Hallmark movie with sex. There's instant attraction (but NOT insta-love, thankfully), cute banter, first dates, and extremely emotional blow-ups. At one point, I had tears in my eyes and was worried for one character's survival rate.
The secondary characters are also something to talk about. Trapper's so-called "friend" needed a good beating, but his other friend who owns a restaurant was really likable. Rava, a trainer and friend of Jessica's, was by far my favorite character. I really, really want a spin-off with her!
All in all, this was a great book with hot sex, deep emotions, great characters, and tackles body-image issues in a profound, very realistic way. Jenn Nixon has a real winner here, and one of the best romances I've read in a while.

5/5--sweet, sexy, and emotional.

Friday, February 9, 2018

NEW RELEASE + BOOK SALE: "The Shivers Novellas" by D. L. Richardson


Inspired by 'Tales from the Crypt' comics and R.L Stine's 'Goosebumps' series, the Shivers novellas are exactly that - stories to send shivers down your spine. Scare not splatter. Ghosts, not gore. More thrill, less kill. Suspense not slash. The Shivers Novellas are all standalone titles and can be read in any order.


Volume 3: Danger in the Dirt

The show must go on, even if it’s cursed.

Elijah Brooks has lost his home, his job, his girlfriend, and now he's about to lose his truck. Desperate to get his luck back on track, he thinks he's found the answer. His grandfather used to used to run a traveling 'wild west' show as The Gunslinger and he used to rake in the cash. Elijah's father still has all the tents and saddles and replica guns.

This is Elijah's last chance to make enough money to stop his landlord evicting him. He's found the location. He's hired the actors and horses. The posters are up. It's opening night and the whole town is set to show up.

But three show hands have disappeared and a strange beast made of dirt is responsible. Elijah is faced with a vengeful demon that will ruin him. Can Elijah stop the beast, or will it be a case of the show must go on, even if the show is cursed?


February 9, 2018
118 Pages
Ebook: $1.99
Print book: $6.95
Link to buy: www.books2read.com/DangerInTheDirt

To celebrate book 3 in this series, Volume 2: Evil in the Embers is FREE ON AMAZON FEB 9 AND 10 ONLY!!!!



Volume 2: Evil in the Embers
Ghosts with secrets to share haunt Jenny's camera. Will she listen or will she be next?

Jenny Abercrombie returns to Horseshoe Bay after a fifteen year absence to recreate photos from her summers growing up there and to get over a bad breakup. There she meets her summer crush, Troy Dillon, who offers to show her around town. Soon, ghostly images appear in her photos and nightmares plague her sleep. She doesn't know that her presence is awakening ghosts who have secrets to share. And Jenny is the person they want to share them with. When her sister shows up unexpectedly, Jenny is caught in the middle of a ghostly battle for revenge. What really happened over those summer holidays? And what will happen now if the ghosts don't get their revenge?

110 Pages
Ebook: $1.99
Print book: $6.95
Link to buy: www.books2read.com/EvilInTheEmbers



Also available.


Volume 1: Poison in the Pond

When you wish someone to hell, make sure they don’t come back.

In this supernatural psychological thriller, Karen Malcolm escapes with her life after a week of being held hostage in her own home by a mad man named Cain. He gets life behind bars and she gets a second chance as the future wife of Doctor Tyler Carlisle and the mother of his young daughter, Jess. But Karen can't escape the nightmare that follows when Cain contacts her from prison to beg forgiveness. She refuses to give it, and as a result she'd plunged into a world where there are things in the dark that even the bad guys are afraid of, including Cain. What's the price of forgiveness? In this case, it's everything.

110 Pages
Ebook: $1.99
Print book: $6.95
Link to buy: www.books2read.com/PoisonInThePond




Reviews for Poison in the Pond :
"This is an excellent horror novella that had me reading nonstop."
 "This was a great read. Thanks for the gift. I  read it in one day while at work ."
 "Poison in the pond was a brilliant read, couldn't put it down once I started it and wondered where it was going???? Kept me hooked till the very end."
​"I really loved this novella. I watch lots of horror films and no matter how good they are the ending always disappoints me. The ending of this book was brilliant. It was just as strong as the middle which was excellent. I was kept guessing right until the last page. Even now that I've finished the book I'm still thinking about it."


About the author:


D L Richardson writes speculative fiction. She is currently a self-published author of three YA novels "The Bird with the Broken Wing", "Resident Spy", and "One Little Spell". She is also the creator of the apocalyptic/sci-fi series "Welcome to the Apocalypse", and the novella series inspired by Tales from the Crypt, "The Shivers Novellas".

A former singer and musician, she credits this stage experience for her ease of public speaking, conducting writing workshops, and appearing on panels. Her books don't feature the usual tropes and this has earned her many loyal readers.

When she's not writing she enjoys playing music, watching Netflix, reading, gardening, and walking the dog.

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

SALE BLITZ: "Almana" and "Visions" by Julayn Adams

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Almana, Book One and Visions: Almana, Book Two

by International Bestseller Julayn Adams

Genre: YA / Fantasy
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Blurb:

New Edited Version: Hidden deep inside the forest, a community of people have created a safe haven despite the terror that lies not far from their border walls. World War III has destroyed most of the world population, and the ruthless dictator, Equis, is quickly gaining control over the majority of the U.S. population. Heaven has turned its back on humanity; the angels have deserted their posts and are awaiting the end - all but one. Through visions, Almana comes to believe that one last chance for the world’s redemption lies in a girl who lives in this small community. The only problem is the future of seventeen-year-old Alexa is grim, but without her, the end is imminent. Though Almana will be banished from her home until the world’s last day, she chooses to join Alexa in hopes of not only saving humanity, but heaven as well. Bound by a supernatural connection with Alexa and her family, Almana is gifted a new home. And despite the inability of angels being able to fall in love, Almana finds herself in a dilemma she hadn’t expected. A story of friendship, romance, love, betrayal, hate, hope, and despair, Almana is the first of a three-part series.

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What people are saying:

"Wow! This story hooked me from page one! A heavenly, heartbreaking and heartwarming tale full of believable characters you'll love, and love to hate. I literally could not put it down! I believe I have found my next "must read" author!" -Regina O'Connell “Wren”

"I think that writing good quality fiction for this audience is one of hardest genres a writer can enter and of the many books I have read, few do it well enough to have broader appeal. Almana does. It is a beautifully crafted story which employs none of the more obvious routes generally taken by post-apocalyptic fiction. Although the main character, Almana, is an angel, the story deals with her as an ordinary teenager coming to terms with a new life. The world created by Julayn Adams skillfully combines fantasy, the challenges and adventures of creating a future, adding elements of danger and violence without ever becoming predictable. In short this is a very entertaining tale for any age." -XyllaNoril'sk

"A beautiful story of a very human angel on a mission and a girl who is destined to save the world. It is a story of love and duty, of good and evil, of war and the battle for peace. Beautifully written, this story is addictive and compelling." -Renita D'Silva “A Sister's Promise”

"Julayn writes eloquently and her descriptions are so visual that you can picture them in your mind. I particularly love the parts of the novel when it focuses on Almana's inner thoughts and loneliness…The author makes these aspects of Almana's loneliness so real that I wonder if she knows something about the unseen world that we don't. What a great surprising read." -Sherry Mayes “Stop the World”



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Blurb:

Book II of Amazon's International Best Seller, "Almana"* In a world full of violence and hatred, Alexa still believes in hope. She is the reason Almana left heaven to risk everything, including her own immortal soul. But when Almana returns from the abyss with visions of an impending attack on their community, Alexa’s plans to unite with neighboring camps must be expedited. As racism and the brutal effects of the war live on, threatening to infiltrate their newly merged faction, Almana fights the demons plaguing her mind and her heart. A note from the author: "Visions" contains subject matter that may be sensitive to some readers. Although not graphic, topics such as racism, sexism, and rape may be upsetting to some and may not be appropriate for younger readers.

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"I read and loved Almana, the first book in this series and was waiting eagerly for the sequel. And this book, wow! Beautifully written, thrilling, heart-breaking and heart warming, this is a brilliant story. One that makes you think. This series is one everyone needs to read as it tackles sensitively and with heart some of the issues tearing the world apart today. A timely and though-provoking book. An amazing story, masterfully told. LOVE this amazing series and very highly recommend it." Renita D'Silva "A Mother's Secret"

"I found myself turning page after page, desperate to know how Ali would handle things and what would happen next. Congratulations to the author. This is a story for teens or adults that will take you into a war-torn world where the battle for good must always prevail. Or does it" Sherry Mayes "Stop the World"

*Ranked in top 100 in its genre on Amazon in two or more countries

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About The Author:

Author PicJulayn Adams’ Bio: With four fabulous children and two equally fabulous step-daughters, Julayn Adams has been likened to the little old lady who lives in a shoe, minus the old part, of course. She and her husband, along with their kids and the laziest cat in the world, Triscuit, reside in Melbourne, Australia after having moved from the United States. Julayn has enjoyed working in a variety of professions including sonography, preschool teaching, and professional princess (true story). Having now turned her passion for writing into a career, she enjoys her days reading and writing in the Australian sun. Julayn’s first published work is a picture book illustrated by her son, Gavin, entitled My Brother’s Name is Masen: a true story about Gavin’s relationship with his autistic brother. Now, with books I and II of the Almana Series published, she looks forward to the release of Almana’s final chapter, Insurgence, in late 2018.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

RELEASE BLITZ: "Crimson Illusion" by Rae B. Lake

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Crimson Illusion (7 Kingdoms, Book Two)

by Rae B. Lake

Genre: Paranormal / Fantasy / Romance

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Cover Design by Rae B. Lake
Publication Date: January 1, 2018

Blurb:

Kate - I should have known, I was told not to trust the Palaens, but still I did. Now even after the broken bones and the bruises have healed, I am still left in pieces. No matter how hard I try to erase him from my memory, my heart always reminds me of one fact. I am in love with a killer.

Lucas - She is gone...just gone. Right when I thought maybe we would start a life together, she leaves me, or at least I hope she did. There was so much blood, and explanations why. I need to find her, even if it’s just to let her go.

* Crimson Illusion is part 2 of the 7 Kingdoms Novels, Join Kate and Lucas as they find out just how much havoc the Phantoms can do to the Wolfe and Fields families. Will they be able to move past what happened in New Hampshire and fight this new demon together or will they have to admit defeat.










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Author Bio:

Rae Pic Rae is a daydreamer, nurse, bookworm, nature enthusiast, wife, momma, animal activist and an optimist. She has lived her entire life in NYC and loves to travel with her family. She believes that sweets should have a larger piece of the nutritional pyramid and that Buffy the Vampire Slayer was one of the best TV shows ever invented. When she is not working as a nurse in her community, she can either be found reading, writing or taking a walk while listening to music. She has been writing books in her mind for as long as she can remember but decided that maybe there were others out in the world that would find joy in the words she would put down on the page.

Rae would love some new stalkers!!!

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