Thursday, September 19, 2019

Decidedly by Chance by: Stina Lindenblatt - Release Blitz w/Review



Title: Decidedly by Chance

Series: By the Bay #5

Author: Stina Lindenblatt

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: September 19, 2019




She's pregnant with another man's baby

He's now the father to his little niece.
A sexy romance with all the feels!

Single Mom-To-Be Rule #1: watch out for those horny hormones. Oops.

After a childhood of bouncing from one foster home to another and a series of failed relationships, I’ve taken matters into my own hands when it comes to starting a family.

Or rather, someone else’s hand. And a plastic cup.

I’d rather be a single mom than be let down again, and I’m definitely not looking for a baby daddy. That includes sexy workaholic game designer Wes Chiasson, thank you very much.

***

My software company has been my number one, two, and three priorities. But that all changes when I suddenly become the guardian of my three-year-old niece. Now my world has turned topsy-turvy with princesses and little-girl tea parties.

When Hannah Morrell needs a place to stay after the pipes in her apartment burst, I invite her to move in with my niece and me. Hannah is a pediatric nurse, and given my situation, who could ask for a better roommate?

Sounds easy. Right?

It is—until emotions get tossed into the mix. Because if there’s one thing history has taught Hannah, it’s that the people who’ve gained her love can’t be trusted.

And now I have to put my heart on the line to prove otherwise.


AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU / B&N / KOBO / APPLE BOOKS  /  GOOGLE PLAY

Sweet. Just really sweet. It's awesome to read a book that's got depth and structure and real world events and circumstances.

Wes & Hannah are friends. They have both friend-zoned each other. They had lives they needed to lead and for much of this friend-ship they did. Only getting to see each other when each of their other friends all got together. 


Wes was busy building his company. He had a brother, sister in law and a cute little neice he saw when he could. He worked out every day and occasionally had women over. Nothing serious, just a normal single guy.

Hannah worked her butt off to become a pediatric nurse coming from a foster situation. She worked hard and had little time for dating. Although the dating she had been doing was a lot of first only dates. She decided to go the modern route and have a baby via artificial insemination. 

After an accident, Wes gets his niece full time. After a flood, Hannah needs a place to live. Will these two finally work out their relationship? Will Hannah finally learn to trust someone completely? Can they have a relationship AND a ready made family?

I loved this book a lot. It has great characters and the story line is wonderful. It's quick and fast paced too.

Highly Recommend!!!







Wes
The next morning, I walked into Connor’s office without knocking first. “What can you tell me about a Philip Stevenson? He’s a lawyer at Long and Fairbrother.”

“Any reason why you’re asking?”

“A friend of mine might be doing some business with him, and I want to make sure there’s nothing sketchy about him.”
All right, that wasn’t exactly the truth, but it was close enough. Business. Date. They were pretty much kissing cousins on the grand scale of things, especially where Hannah was concerned.

I knew Hannah’s dating life wasn’t any of my business. It was her choice if she wanted to date some loser—as long as said loser wasn’t also a big creep.

Which was why I was in Connor’s office. As Hannah’s new roommate, it was my duty to ensure things were on the up-and-up with this Philip guy.

“Give me three hours, and I’ll see what I can find,” Conner said.

“Great. Thanks. I owe you one.”

“You owe him what?” Jayden asked, strolling into the office. He handed Connor a short stack of files. “I need a level-four background check on these five guys.”

“I’m right on it.”

“Great. So let’s return to what Wes owes you…” He looked between us, expectantly.

“Have you considered the possibility that it has nothing to do with you?” I inwardly groaned. That was the worst thing I could have said to Jayden. It only spiked his curiosity.

“I have—for maybe one second. Two, tops. So spill it. What’s going on here?”

“Wes needed to run a check on some lawyer,” Connor told him.

“Why does Wes need you to do that?” Liam’s voice came from the doorway behind me.

I twisted away from the desk. “Why is everyone suddenly curious about what I’m doing?”

Jayden smirked. “Because we know whatever you’re up to is bound to be entertaining.”

Connor adopted an identical expression. “He’s got a point there.”

“Looks like we’re all in agreement.” Liam crossed his arms, demonstrating the bad-guy-beware stance he had perfected while with the SEALs.

“All right, if you really must know. A stranger asked Hannah out on a date, and I want to make sure she’s not going out with someone who’s bad news.”

“Are we talking about Hannah Morrell? The woman who’s one step away from getting her black belt, the woman who knows how to look after herself?”

The smirks on Connor’s and Jayden’s faces grew wider.

“That would be the one. Normally I would agree that she knows how to take care of herself. But she’s pregnant now, so I don’t think it’s a bad idea to ensure that she isn’t in over her head.”

All three men exchanged looks.

Shit.

“And for the record, you didn’t hear about the pregnant part from me. She’s going to tell everyone”—I looked pointedly at Liam—“including your fiancée, when she’s ready.”

Did you hear that? That was the sound of a pin dropping against Connor’s desk. That was how quiet the room was after my little announcement.

Liam was the first to get over his shock. “Hannah is pregnant?”

“I don’t suppose you’re the father?” That would be Jayden.
“Why would you even think that?”

“Because everyone knows you used to have a thing for her.” Jayden might have said it, but his tone implied I still had a thing for her.

“I didn’t have a thing for her, and I still don’t.” Right, just be happy that lightning can’t hit you inside a building, dumbass, an annoying voice in my head said. “And no, I’m not the father.”

“Do you know who the father is?” Liam asked. “Connor can do a background check on him. Just to be sure she won’t be dealing with some major headaches down the line.”

“Is that the guy you want me to do the check on?” Connor asked. “Is he the father?”

I shook my head, even though I had no idea if Philip the lawyer made a recent deposit at the sperm bank. Even if he had, chances were slim that Hannah ended up with his sperm. “No. He’s just a stranger she met in a store yesterday, and he asked her out on a date.”

“Okay, Connor, do the background check on Hannah’s date first. And then report back to us.”

“Us?” I asked.

“Yes, us. We want to know what we’re dealing with. We all like Hannah, and she’s my fiancée’s friend. If Ava even suspects I haven’t done my due diligence when it comes to Hannah’s dating life, I could end up losing my balls. And I’ve grown quite attached to them, no pun intended.”

I almost felt sorry for Hannah’s idiot date if Connor did turn up dirt on him. If the guys’ expressions were anything to go by, he’d be canceling soon after.

But none of this surprised me. The team had already dealt with the individual who had been fast on the draw when it came to towing Hannah’s vehicle. Connor had found dirt on him, and Jayden and Liam had a little chat with the douchebag to make sure he demonstrated restraint in the future.

“Is he picking her up for the date, or is she meeting him somewhere?” Jayden asked.

“She said she’s meeting him at Swizzle Sticks Lounge.” It was some fancy-ass place I’d taken a couple of dates to in the past.

“Time?”

“That part didn’t come up in our conversation yesterday.” I was lucky I even found out his name and where they were meeting up.

And that was only because she wasn’t expecting me to crash the date.

“Not a problem,” Liam said. “We can set up a detail to follow her from Travis’s building.”

“What exactly are you guys planning to do?”

“Quite simple. Jayden and Isabelle will show up at the meeting and make sure everything goes smoothly.”

My gaze shifted to Jayden. “You mean you two will be pretending to be on a date?”

“More like two colleagues going out after work to discuss work-related matters.”

Plausible? Quite possibly. “There’s only one problem with that plan,” I said, stalling on revealing the next part. “Hannah isn’t staying with Travis and Emma anymore.”

Liam’s eyebrows raised in either surprise or disbelief. “She’s already found a new apartment?”

“Not exactly. She’s moving into my condo this afternoon.”

Whatever emotion Liam had experienced with my first revelation had just done an unexpected U-turn. It was now fully in the disbelief zone.

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Born in Brighton England, Stina Lindenblatt has lived in a number of countries, including England, the US, Finland, and Canada. This would explain her mixed up accent. 

She has a kinesiology degree and a MSc in sports biological sciences. 

In addition to writing fiction, she loves photography, especially the close-up variety, and currently lives in Calgary, Canada, with her husband and three kids.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Boss of Me by Tia Louise



They warned me not to take this job.
They said you were ruthless, impossible to please…
I said I was better than them.
I wouldn’t fall for your charm, your arrogance, or how sexy you fill out that suit.
I wouldn’t fall for your deep brown eyes or the way that muscle moves in your square jaw when you’re pissed.

I said I could resist you.
I was wrong...

(BOSS OF ME is a STAND-ALONE workplace, military romance with a badass alpha boss and the feisty woman who steals and heals his heart. No cheating. No cliffhangers.)


This book is smoking hot!! Patton is every woman's military wet dream and Raquel is a strong smart independent woman who I will champion until the death of me. 
I'm loving this wave of authors writing strong female characters, even with vulnerabilities they are fierce. 
So onto the book. 
Raquel just graduated top of her class and is ready to take the corporate world by storm. She enlists at a company that her sister used to work for but didn't anymore due to unknown reasons, but she didn't leave amicably. 
Patton is a veteran that seen some things... bad things... things that will change a person. He is beautifully damaged but not beyond repair. 
They meet and he's sour but he is attracted to her fire and the fact that she doesn't bend to his every whim. She challenges him and doesn't take his crap. 
The sexual chemistry is amazing and it's always fun when they pretend it's nothing. WE KNOW its magic though. 
The only thing that stopped this book from being 5 feathers for me are two things:
1. I find it concerning her sister didn't tell her why she left and why she would take the job knowing this place left her sister in such shambles. 
2. The conflict ended too cleanly. Marley needed to be helped, he seemed coddled and they made excuses for him. I wish they would've been more firm. I understand what he was going through was unimaginable but they should love him from outside of the building. 
Other than that... I loved it. I recommend it to everyone looking to melt between the pages. 

Order Boss of Me NOW!
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Tia Louise is the USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of When We Touch, the “Bright Lights,” “One to Hold,” and “Dirty Players” series, and co-author of the #4 Amazon bestseller The Last Guy.
After being a teacher, a book editor, a journalist, and finally a magazine editor, she started writing love stories and never stopped.
Louise lives in the Midwest with her trophy husband, two teenage geniuses, and one grumpy cat.










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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Billionaire's Secret by: Nana Malone - Release Blitz w/Review


Title: The Billionaire's Secret

Series: The Billionaire Duet #2

Author: Nana Malone

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 17, 2019


It was supposed to be a simple job. Go to the Winston Isles, stand in for my billionaire double for a few weeks.

But between the kidnapping attempt and accidentally falling in love with my bodyguard, things have been far from simple.

The good news, at least now the woman I love knows who I really am. The bad news is, no one else knows and someone is still trying to kill me.

I came to the Winston Isles to save my mother’s life, now I’ve got so much more than I bargained for. The trick will be to hold on to my brand new life and not get killed in the process.




AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
B&N / KOBO / APPLE BOOKS
GOOGLE PLAY



I have loved these books! This whole series is amazing! It's got danger, hot men (and women), bad ass women (and men) with a huge side of royalty. 

This is sorta book 2 for Zia and Theo and picks up right where we left them - on the beach with Derrick back!

So who kidnapped him? Where has he been? Did Theo know he had a twin? Did their father? Who is their mother? Does this mean Theo is a royal now? What about Zia? Will Theo stay for her?

Soooo many questions and the ride to finding out the answers is just awesome!!

Well written, amazing characters, fast-paced, wonderful story....it just makes for a fantastic read!

Very Highly Recommend!!!






Zia...
Liar.

Conman.

Duplicitous fuck.


As I leaned against the wall of the makeshift medical room we'd set up in the penthouse, I thought about the two versions of the man I had started to fall for.

Two versions of one of the richest men in the world. One of them was a billionaire, Derrick Arlington. And the other was someone I didn't know.

And currently, one of them was bleeding all over what looked like a massage table.

I'd fallen in love with a mirage. None of what I'd felt had been real.

As the doctor Royal Elite had on call worked to patch up Derrick, I watched them both. The resemblance was beyond uncanny. They were freaking identical.

No. You can tell them apart.

Right now, I could. But without the scruff and long hair, would I be able to?

I forced myself to take a closer look. To focus on what was different, what stood out.

For starters, Theo, or whoever the hell he was, had broken his nose. There was a slight bump in the ridge. It was barely noticeable, but it distinguished them. That and the eyes, that stormy gray, surrounded by thick lashes. They were the same shape and color, but Arlington's were a little closer together. Or maybe a little wider. It was hard to tell now as he had a cut above one and it was nearly swollen shut.

Heightwise, they looked about the same, but I couldn't be sure. They weighed about the same. And I only knew that because I'd helped drag Arlington off the beach with Theo, who had mumbled some bullshit about me not finding out that way. And sorry, sorry blah blah blah. If I was being honest, the shock had rendered me deaf and dumb right then.

But once the crisis was over, my voice was back, and I had a shit ton to say. Starting with Liar. Conman. Duplicitous fuck.

It didn't matter what form of explanation came out of his mouth. As far as I was concerned, he was full of shit.






AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU







USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.

With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.

The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.

Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and puppy in sunny San Diego.






Monday, September 16, 2019

Lost Years by: MJ Schiller - Release w/Review


Title: Lost Years

Author: MK Schiller

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 16, 2019


Ever had a dream so real it feels like a memory?

I’ve had those kinds of dreams since I was a kid. Each one of a beautiful girl, who is my best friend. We grow up together on a sunny island surrounded by water that’s as blue as her eyes. We share all our hopes and fears until we realize we belong to each other in every way one person claim another. She is my own personal serenity. Sweet story, eh?

Well forget about it.

The cold, harsh reality is that I’m a twenty-year-old, Manhattan-bred, manwhore, who uses his fists to solve his problems. The only comfort I find is inside a bottle... and the dreams. But the dreams are my illness not my cure. Just when things look the darkest, the sun slaps me square in the jaw. I spot a picture of a scenic island surrounded by the bluest water – my island.

If the island exists then so must the girl, right?

So I’m headed to Serenity, Texas to find my girl and make some sense out of the chaos that is my life. Feel free to tag along, but this journey comes with a steep warning — dreams can turn into nightmares in the blink of an eye.

My name is Jason Flynn and this is our story.



Scarlet & Flynn. What a beautiful story. 

Contemporary Romance? Hmmmm Maybe? It might fall a little bit into a different type of genre.

Not your normal romance book since the story unfolds in Flynn's dreams. But what part is dream and what part is real. Unfolding this story is part of the reason the book is so great. You never know what twist are coming or when. It definitely makes the book more exciting. 

The writing and characters are amazing. The story is great and really different but you do have to commit. It's not exactly an easy read. There's a lot to follow. BUT, if you do, its SO worth it.

This book is magical with twist & turns and a lot of sweetness. It's told in the POV of Flynn and I wish there could have been some chapters from Scarlet's POV too.

This is one great story!

Highly Recommend!


AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
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"You have talent.”

“Are you a fan of country music?”

“I’m a fan of yours, Scarlett.” 

She smiled. “That’s a little smoother.”

”I’m learning.” “I take it country is your favorite kind of music?” I asked 

“I love all kinds of music, but country is in my soul.” She placed a finger against her bottom lip. “Plus, whatever comes out of this mouth just sounds country.”

I smirked. “I bet country tastes delicious.”

She laughed, pointing a finger at me. “You’re dangerous. You flirt like this with all the ladies?”

I wish I could tell her no, but she deserved an honest answer. “Yes.” I wanted to take it back when her smile tightened. All those years of trading warm bodies to still my constant loneliness made me sad. She was what I’d been missing all along. “Would it make me sound more like a douche bag if I said I never meant it like I do now?”

“There isn’t enough honest in the world. Watch your step.”
“What? Too forward?”

“No, I mean stop.” She held up her arm in front of me. She took a few steps and bent down to pick something up. “Stupid tourists,” she said, throwing a plastic bucket. Then she lifted the creature underneath it and held it out to me.

“Did you know he’d be under there?” I asked, staring at the tiny turtle she held in her hands with no fear. 

“Sometimes the kids think it’s funny to trap them. The mama’s lay their eggs here. When the little ones hatch, they start their journey from right here until it’s time for them to come back in a few years and lay their own eggs. 

“Let me introduce you to a real-life sea turtle.” 

I waved at the animal, unsure if she expected me to offer a handshake or pet its shell. She walked over to the waves, holding it up against the moonlight, like the scene from the Lion King. I would have laughed if I wasn’t in awe. “Have a safe journey, little one, and a good lost year.” She set it in the water. She rinsed her hands and stood. We watched it drift away, the waves carrying him at first until he moved with them.

“I hope he survives.” The breeze picked up strands of her hair. They circled her head like a crown…not more like a halo.  

Stuffing my hands in my pockets, I step closer to her. “Did you say lost year?”

“The first year of the sea turtle migration is called the lost year because no one knows what they actually do, despite all the technology we have to track them, but I have my theories.”

“What is your theory?”

Her eyes grew wistful as she looked out into the turbulent waves. Was she praying? “I think they might be searching for what’s missing. Maybe they are looking the parents, who abandoned them, or the turtle they’re supposed to make babies with. Even if they find what’s lost, they never make up the time they spent searching.”

I put my hand on the small of her back. “Maybe they’re just partying it up, having epic sex, and drinking all the time.”

She cracked a smile. “Yeah, maybe so, Jason.”

“My friends call me Flynn.”

She started walking again. “I’ll let you know when we’re friends, New York.” I winced at her statement, but I understood her need to be guarded––her emotions probably conflicting with basic logic. I’d had the same argument many times myself tonight. 

None of this made sense. It was like I’d lived a lifetime with her, but we’d never met.

It was messing with my head but being on the beach with her––it was worth all the crazy.

“I look forward to that moment.”




Not knowing a word of English, MK Schiller came to America at the age of four from India. Since then, all she’s done is collect words. 

After receiving the best gift ever from her parents—her very own library card—she began reading everything she could get her greedy hands on. 

At sixteen, a friend asked her to make up a story featuring the popular bad boy at school. This wasn’t fan fiction…it was friend fiction. From that day on, she’s known she wanted to be a writer. 

With the goal of making her readers both laugh and cry, MK Schiller has penned more than a dozen books, each one filled with misfit characters overcoming obstacles and finding true love.