Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Malicious by Alex Grayson and Melissa Toppen: Release Blitz + Giveaway + Review

Title: Malicious
Genre: Enemies-to-Lovers Bully Romance
Release Date: July 14, 2020
Review Source: Give Me Books Promotions


Oliver Conley….
The most infuriating man I’ve ever met.
He’s crass, selfish, malicious. The worst kind of person.
From our very first encounter we were at odds. Standing on opposite ends of the battlefield preparing for war.
He didn’t care for me.
I despised him.
Until one day things started to change….

I didn’t want to want him. Hell, I hated myself for it.
And yet, there I was, falling hard for a man I had sworn as my mortal enemy.
But as time passed, I started to see him differently.
I started to see beyond the perfect exterior he exuded.
I started to see him.
But how can you truly know someone who’s spent their entire life hiding behind a fa├žade?

Lines are drawn.

Oliver. Oh, my Oliver. I think he has to be one of my all-time favorite alpha-holes. He’s sexy, broody, evil and has a huge heart. You don’t know that last quality by looking at him, but if you mean something to Oliver, you will always have a piece of his heart and he will do anything for you.

Anger plays a big role in his “chip on his shoulder” attitude. Hit after hit, blow after blow and he continues to stand. The feud he has with Savannah seems to keep him upright and rolling with the tides. However, one day a light switch goes off and he thinks there could be something with his most beloved enemy. His sisters’ best friend. Thing is, she hates him for all he’s worth. There’s no way she would let her walls down for him. Unless … she would. No time like the present to find out, right? I found myself rooting for this duo and I can tell you that I couldn’t be happier to see a tamed bad boy.

Alex and Melissa have a flow to their writing that is flawless. You honestly cannot tell where one ends and the other picks up. I absolutely love this stand-alone series. I hope and pray that it doesn’t end here, because I need more of these characters. I loved seeing Z and Rylee throughout the story. Five amazing feathers for Malicious!

Alex Grayson is a USA Today bestselling author of heart pounding, emotionally gripping contemporary romances including the Jaded Series, the Consumed Series, the Hell Night Series, and multiple 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, daughter, three cats and one 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!


Melissa Toppen is a USA Today Bestselling Author who specializes in New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read.

Melissa resides in Cincinnati Ohio with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.

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Join the Club (KPD SWAT Generation 2.0: Book Seven) by Lani Lynn Vale: Release Blitz + Double Review

Title: Join the Club
Series: KPD SWAT Generation 2.0: Book Seven
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Photographer: Golden Czermak @ FuriousFotog
Publish Date: July 14, 2020

There are a few lessons one has to learn for themselves. Then there are the lessons that most people don’t have to learn because it’s just not done.

For instance, most people know instinctively that they shouldn’t crave the mother of their brother’s child.

Bourne Pena isn’t most men.

Bourne does everything he can to fight the attraction he feels for Delanie, but in the end, his refusal to go there almost ends up costing him his life.


Delanie Davidsdottir just wanted to forget. One night, she wanted to feel like a normal human being.

That one night changes her life and gives her a son that becomes her heart and soul. From that point forward, she does her level best to keep her head on straight and not make any more mistakes.

And falling for her child’s father's twin brother—say that three times fast— would be a mistake. Not only is he Trouble with a capital T, he’s also a SWAT officer that puts his life on the line every single day.

She can’t take another loss like the one she suffered once before.

Then again, Delanie never encountered a man like Bourne Pena before, either.

Bourne ... the sexy, sassy twin. The cop, the world's best uncle and noble son. The one who stays and never leaves. The one you can count on to be by your side, no matter the situation. And most importantly ... the one who takes what he wants. A literal “give no ***ks” type of man, who takes the bull by the horns. Enter Delanie ... the animal lover, sexy hard-headed European twin, with a "take no prisoner" type attitude. However, when it comes to Bourne, she is a big ol' softy. 

This love story of Bourne and Delanie is so fast paced that you’ll feel the whiplash. It is fast, but an exceptionally long time coming. Secret crushes are typically not so secret, are they? Once these two realize that it’s what the other wants, they take no time in getting there. Lots of sex. Mah goodness, the sex. Enough to make your Grandma blush!!

Per usual, Lani’s writing has reality mixed in with fantasy. She just has a knack for keeping you reading. Always fun, never boring and leaving you saying “damn, I want that!” This seventh book in the series leaves you breathless and wanting more. I can’t wait for what’s to come!!

I couldn’t wait to be inside of Bourne’s head. In Joke’s on You Bourne seemed a bit bitter and now we know his side of the story!! EEEEKK!

Bourne should get a metal for being the best brother a guy could have. He gave up a lot to make sure Delanie and his nephew had everything they needed. The kicker is both Bourne and Delanie have had a secret crush on each other since they laid eyes on each other but since Delanie made that one mistake Bourne is shut off and downright cold. That is until they get one night together….one night of pent up stress relief then walk away…can they do it?

OMG, this book really gets the blood flowing if you know what I mean. Bourne was such a hard ass in the last book but getting into his mind was what we needed! He has the biggest heart and all those years was so heartbroken, no wonder why he was so bitter. He is the best uncle hands down. And Delanie, she is such a bad ass…she built her own company from the ground up and took no names. What an amazing mother she is. 

As always Ms Vale does not disappoint! This book was a handful but in a good way. Loved the story and the characters always come to life. I don’t know how she does it but damn am I excited to see what she has in store for us next!!!

Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal & 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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Friday, July 10, 2020

Am I the Only One by E.K. Blair: Release Blitz + Review

 Title: Am I The Only One
Genre: Thriller/Romantic Suspense
Author: E.K. Blair
Release Date: July 10, 2020
Review Source: Give Me Books Promotions

Desperation had a flavor.

It was all Emma could taste as her life in Washington DC started to crumble before her.

In a city filled with prestige and American dreams also lay political fallacy and corruption—corruption she would soon find herself indulging in.

Emma would have done anything to save herself from the downfall, gone to any length, sacrificed her soul if needed.

What she didn’t realize was that someone else was more desperate to save their own life and that the worst was yet to come.

Wow! Holy twist & turns!!! This book definitely keeps u interested. There just one plot twist after another.

Very political but also very society’ish. Carly loves her husband, but his family is a little difficult. Everything is about his political advancement. She’s convinced herself he’s cheating on her. She goes to great lengths to find this out. Then gets herself into a situation she never saw coming. Ever.

Tripp has his life planned for him. However, if he doesn’t like it he doesn’t show it. He works hard and he wants to make his parents proud.  He wants to give them the legacy they have taught him. The one place they argue is over his wife. They would not have chosen her if they could have picked. But he fell in love with her and they are just gonna deal with it.

The things Carly does, all because of her fear of him cheating, is really crazy. The plot twist and the characters are amazing. The writing is fantastic!!!

Very Highly Recommend!

Available FREE in KU

E.K. Blair is a New York Times best-selling author. Her books range from thrillers to romance to YA, all of which shine a light on the inner workings of relationships through adversity. She resides in Oklahoma with her husband and two beautiful children. When not writing, you will most likely will find her sipping on a mug of overly-sweet coffee while watching reality television or the latest true crime documentary.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Southern Sunrise (The Southern Series, Book Four) by Natasha Madison: Release Blitz + Review

Title: Southern Sunrise
Series: The Southern Series, Book Four
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 7, 2020

Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South


I fell in love with him when I was fourteen. Under the stars, he told me he loved me, and under the stars we promised to love each other always. But under the stars, he broke my heart by walking away.

He left me without a second glance. I was just an afterthought.

Now he's back, but this time, I'm not falling for his Southern charm.


It’s time I get my happily ever after, even if part of me wishes he was still mine.


I found out on my twenty-first birthday that everything I thought I knew was a lie, and the man I had grown up thinking was my father wasn't.

The pain I felt blinded me, making it impossible to hear what anyone said.

I left them all behind, including her, my best friend and the woman I was going to marry.

Five years later, I'm back, only to find the woman I still love has another man's ring on her finger.

She’s going to marry my best friend unless I stop her. And this time, I only have until sunrise to change her mind.

Ahhh, I just love this series. Southern Sunrise was an amazing next step in the Southern Series. Ethan is all grown up!!! Every family member is still part of the series and that just makes my heart sing. They are all there ... Savannah, Jacob, Beau, Kallie and of course Ethan.

Ethan’s life was perfect. He had Emily, the love of his life. The Sunrise on the Horizon. He had her heart and soul, and she had his. Until one fateful day when an evil man walked up, handing him papers and flipping his world upside down. Ethan did what he thought was the best thing to do ... he ran. He ran with all his might and tried creating a life without his friends and family. He was determined to start anew. What he didn’t know was how much they meant to him. How much he needed and missed them, and it was time to let them know.

Heading back home was not going to be easy. However, nothing that comes easy will last and what lasts won’t come easy. This love story is of epic proportions. I love their love. I love their history. I love their family. I absolutely adore this series and I will continue to follow Natasha Stone anywhere. Her writing pulls you in and makes you want to bask in its comfort. I cannot wait you see what she has in store for us next!!

When her nose isn't buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she's in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It's a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn't listen to her...

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