Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Heathens (Badlands, Book Four) by Natalie Bennett: Release Blitz + Review

Title: Heathens
Series: Badlands, Book Four
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark Erotic Thriller
Publish Date: September 16, 2018
Review Source: Enticing Journey Book Promotions


Frequently misunderstood.

I can be your best friend or your worst fucking nightmare.

The Savages are my family and the Badlands is our paradise.
When that’s threatened, no one is safe.
Carnage and chaos unfold around me.
Loyalties are tested. Truths start to unravel.

When everything I know teeters on the verge of going up in flames, the only girl I tried to save, may end up saving me.


Old soul.
Unusually stable.

I was the good girl, the one who saw beauty in people.

When the devil marked me everything changed.
The world I’ve been chained to is merciless and cruel.
I was ready to leave it all behind, but then he found me again.
He needed saving, I needed a reminder of who I was.

Nothing could prepare me for what came next.

** Heathens is book 4 in the bestselling Badlands series. This is a complete story with no cliffhanger, however, books 1-3 must be read prior. **

Who says bad boys don’t love? Who says killers don’t have hearts? What if said killer did for the good and rid of the bad? Would you change your mind then? Heathens does just that.

This crew of bad boy killers are Savages ... Deviants ... Outcasts and Heathens. They are thugs...at least appear to be. When it’s survival of the fittest, wouldn’t you want to be at the top? I know I would. The difference with this crew? When they love, they love hard. When they find that “other half”, there is nothing they won’t do to protect her. Cobra is a red headed, tatted up God that had my heart beating a mile a minute. When he saw Blue, a broken down shell of a woman, he knew he was done for. The problem is, Vitus has her and won’t let her go. He’s going to use and abuse her to the best of his ability. Will Blue be able to escape, or will Cobra come breaking down doors to find her?

I swear, this series is at the top of my dark thriller books. Natalie has climbed all the way up with these books. I am never left wondering, but reeling. I always get so anxious when waiting for her beauties to be released. I already need Degenerates, and it’s coming in a few months!! Do yourself a favor and add this Badlands series to your TBR.

Savages (Badlands, Book #1)
Deviants (Badlands, Book #2)
Outcasts (Badlands, Book #3)

Natalie Bennett is the creator of erotic stories that always come with a warning label. She writes about depraved alpha a**holes and women that love to hate them. Her books don't follow any specific tropes, have no set word counts, and tend to deviate from traditional HEA's.

When she isn't in front of her computer she's spending time with her husband and their three little boys.

Natalie is an avid fan of caramel frappes, horror movies, Shameless, and of course, reading.

You can find Natalie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Mistakes I Made by: J.L. Berg - Release w/Review

Title: The Mistakes I've Made

Series: By the Bay

Author: J.L. Berg

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 10, 2018

Amazon Release Date: September 12, 2018


From USA Today bestselling author J.L. Berg comes an enemies to lovers stand-alone romance.

I was waiting for my life to start...

After forgoing college to help run the family business, I’d given up on the idea of a different life, and finally made peace with something a bit simpler.

That is, until Leilani Hart showed up.

There is nothing simple about the hotel heiress and the minute our eyes meet, I know my carefree existence is a thing of the past. She has big ideas for our sleepy town and the motel she plans on transforming into a spa destination for the rich and famous.

She’ll have to go through me first.
From our first meeting, we’re like fire and ice and I can’t help but wonder what it would be like to pin her down and melt some of those frigid layers right off.
But, my town comes first. Or, at least, that’s what I keep telling myself. Unfortunately, my heart and head don’t seem to agree and soon, I don’t know where my loyalties lie.  I’ve never believed in love, but for her, I just might be willing to risk it all.
Even if it means falling... for the enemy.

Well I have loved J.L. Berg for a LONG time. Several years now - she was one of the first authors I have a signed book from. I now have hundreds but she is still one of my fav's.

This book is one of the reasons. Her books are entertaining, fun, sweet, sad, romantic and full of life (and sometimes death). They are real, honest and relatable. Her characters are your friends, her family like your own and the subject matter something you can relate to.

I live in NC about three hours from where Hurricane Florence is getting read to hit our coast. My family spent the day preparing for winds and more rain that anyone can imagine. Even me!!! It's expected to be a doozie!!!

And I just finished a book about Ocracoke in North Carolina. It was fabulous and heart-warming. I love all of J.L. Berg's books and she keeps raising the bar on every single one.

Very Highly Recommend!!!

J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready series, the Walls series, the Lost & Found series and more.
She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls and two pups.
When she's not writing, you will find her cuddled up, watching a movie with her family, obsessing over fandoms or devouring anything chocolate!
J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Whispered Prayers of a girl

Today we are celebrating the audiobook release of WHISPERED PRAYERS OF A GIRL by Alex Grayson. Buy links are below, along with the blurb for the title.

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Book Blurb:

A tortured soul meets a damaged family… A lonely man, a widowed woman, a carefree boy, and a broken girl… Can the four come together and help heal each other? Or will fear of the unknown and guilt about the past keep them apart? Her whispered prayers break her... At night, as she’s drifting off to sleep, I press my ear to the door and listen to her heart-wrenching pleas. Her words are agony to my healing heart, but I cherish the sound of them, for that’s the only time I ever hear my beautiful daughter speak. Since her father died two years ago, she’s grown quiet and withdrawn. Cat’s Valley was to be our new beginning, a place where my family and I can heal, but what we find there is so much more. Scars mar his body. Pain has left him in pieces… Four years ago, I lost the two things I cherished most in the world. They were ripped from my arms in the most painful and cruel way. Since then, I’ve kept to myself, preferring to stay away from the pitying looks and murmured rumors. Everything changed when she and her children barged into my life. It was an accident, and I don’t deserve them, but now that they’re here, I’m not sure I can let them go.

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Alex Grayson is the bestselling author of heart pounding, emotionally gripping contemporary romances including the Jaded Series, the Consumed Series, and three standalone novels. Her passion for books was reignited by a gift from her sister-in-law. After spending several years as a devoted reader and blogger, Alex decided to write and independently publish her first novel in 2014 (an endeavor that took a little longer than expected). The rest, as they say, is history.

Originally a southern girl, Alex now lives in Ohio with her husband, two children, two cats and dog. She loves the color blue, homemade lasagna, casually browsing real estate, and interacting with her readers. Visit her website, www.alexgraysonbooks.com, or find her on social media!


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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Mess Me Up (Bear Bottom MC, Book One) by Lani Lynn Vale: Release Blitz + Double Review

Title: Mess Me Up
Series: Bear Bottom MC, Book One
Genre: Adult MC Romance
Publish Date: September 6, 2018

When Rome Pierce moved to Bear Bottom, Texas, it was his intention to lay low. To not be seen. To find a way to heal his body and soul—as well as his son’s.

Nobody would know by looking at him that he used to play professional football. Not with the Bare Bottom MC cut covering his back, and definitely not with his friendly smile completely obliterated.

No longer is there charm in each smooth word that comes out of his mouth. What’s left is an angry, bitter, scared man that’s terrified one day he’s going to wake up and his entire world is going to be gone.

Nobody knows what drove him to leave the game he loved—nobody but her.

She’s the one person that has helped him make it through the dark days and even darker nights. She’s the bright and shining star in his pitch-black sky.

And he doesn’t even know her name.

He should be afraid that she knows things that not anyone—not even his best friend—knows.

Yet, with each encounter, he gives what little bit of his soul remains, and before he knows it only two people on this earth—one dying, and one too afraid to live—make his life worth living.

Until one day he has to choose—the love of his life, or the life he brought into this world.

Two impossible situations. One decision that would change him forever.

Mess Me Up is the perfect title for this book because boy did it mess me the hell up!!! This was a side of Lani that I adore. I seriously hated to love her at one point, but good god was this book amazing. 

Rome is lost in the abyss of sorrow and is going nowhere but further in the darkness. He has tried to push away everyone that he loves but there is one person that he just couldn’t shake.

Izzy has been infatuated with Rome for some time and just when she is a part of his life, the unimaginable happens and puts a tilt in her world. She doesn’t give up but is it enough?

I LOVED this story with a passion. I have to warn you though, it tore my heart out and stomped around on it for a good while. Get your tissues ready because the tears WILL stream down your face like a faucet….that being said, I was super impressed. Not only was it painful, it was absolutely gorgeous and heartwarming. Both Izzy and Rome have been through so much, but can they heal each other or will it tear them apart? 

Mess Me Up … oh my goodness did it do just that. This is another Lani Lynn Vale masterpiece, but it took me some time to get there. My heart was torn out, ripped to shreds, stomped on and mutilated. Thankfully, it was put back together; piece by beautiful piece.

Isadora Solis had a pen pal. A famous football player pen pal … Rome Pierce. Izzy had a terrible upbringing, a terrible life. Little did Rome know, but he saved her, just by being who he is. He never thought that he would meet his pen pal, so he laid his heart out on the table. Rome was himself with her and didn’t hold back. Just watching him play and being who he is made her see a silver lining that she never expected. Fate and one sweet little boy brought them together. Can they mend each other’s shattered souls? Is their commonality more than either can handle?

I will be honest and tell you that Lani brought me back with this book. She made me fall in love with her writing all over again. Sometimes you need a tragedy to see what you’ve been missing. What you would have never seen before. Mess Me Up is absolutely on my top 2018 reads list. Congratulations on another amazing chart topper!!

I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 9, so I can
assure you that they are a handful. 

I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.


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