Sunday, December 15, 2019

Treacherous by Alex Grayson & Melissa Toppen: Release Blitz + Review

Title: Treacherous
Genre: High School Bully Romance
Publish Date: December 10, 2019

Senior year was not going how I planned.
It was supposed to be an amazing year- the perfect year.
And it started out that way… until my mom remarried and I found myself in a new town, at a new school, and living with quite possibly the most conniving person I had ever met.
But my horrible stepbrother wasn’t even the worst part.
It was his best friend.

Zayden Michaels.

Gorgeous. Unpredictable. Treacherous.
The kind of guy who sends most sane people running in the opposite direction.
He hated me from the first moment he saw me.
He made it his mission to make sure I knew it too.
I became the target—the bullied.
Until suddenly I wasn’t anymore.

But in a world of rumors, games and deceit, you never really know who you can trust.
Sometimes the best deceptions are the ones you never see coming.

A novel on high school bully romance? Yes please, sign me up! Even better yet .. a collaboration between Alex Grayson and Melissa Toppen? Aso-freakin-lutely!

Treacherous begins with a girl (Rylee) and an evil step-brother (Oliver) who is out to get her and make her life miserable. Mix in Oliver’s friends and cronies and you have a life filled with disaster and heartache. When things get too out of hand, his best friend and comrade, Zayden, has to make a decision of what’s right by protecting Rylee or sticking by his best friend since childhood. Either way, there is a betrayal to one or the other. Zayden knows what he should do, but can he make the right decision? Where will his heart lead him and can the one he betrays forgive him?

This is one of the best high school bully romances that I have read to date. I can’t tell where Alex’s writing stops and Melissa’s begins. The flow is flawless and unpredictable. I can only hope that this duo creates another masterpiece soon.

Alex Grayson is the bestselling author of heart pounding, emotionally gripping contemporary romance including the Jaded Series, the Consumed Series, and two 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,, or find her on social media!


Melissa Toppen is a Reader's Choice Award Winning and Bestselling Author of 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.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Humbugged by Pippa Grant & Lili Valente: Release Blitz + Review

Title: Humbugged
Genre: Romantic Holiday Military Comedy
Publish Date: December 10, 2019

He’s the world’s most alpha Marine and the last man I should be letting jingle my bells this holiday season.

So why does Clint O’Dell keep running through my thoughts wearing nothing but a Santa hat? And why do I stupidly agree that we should be Christmas friends with benefits?

Someone must have spiked my eggnog.

I don’t do Marines.

Or Santas.

I learned my lesson about both the hard way.

But when Clint steps in to rescue me—from a murderous goose, a rogue reindeer, and the ghost of Christmas Right Now causing trouble in my bakery—I can’t help but wonder if we’re meant to be more than friends.

If maybe Clint is the holiday miracle I’ve been praying for…or if all the magic will disappear with the season.

Humbugged is a laugh out loud holiday romp featuring a Marine with a heart of gold and a baker in need of a hero. Complete with the world's most awkward Christmas caroling, a photoshoot with furry friends, and more naughty baked goods than is good or decent. let me explain this five feather review.

I know I RARELY give them. But this book has really stuck with me the last few days and that's really a big deal. A lot of books, however great they are while you're reading them, are sadly forgettable.

This isn't the normal book I would give five feathers to. Those are normally the gut-wrenching ones or the dark twisted ones. Sometimes it's the author/writing and sometimes is the relatable characters.

For this book, it's the magic. It's the literal magic and the the magic of how this book all just WORKS!!!! It's Christmas and holidays, and it's cheesy but amazing. He's military and of course she runs a cupcake shop! But also family (people & animals) and romance. It's real life but also very magical with a side of spooky. 

The writing and story are amazing! The characters and animals are amazing! The Christmas and even the town....Happy Cat....are amazing!!!

Very Highly Recommend!!!

Pippa Grant is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes romantic comedies that will make tears run down your leg. When she's not reading, writing or sleeping, she's being crowned employee of the month as a stay-at-home mom and housewife trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, all the while fantasizing about long walks on the beach with hot chocolate chip cookies.

Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red-light district after dark and lived to tell the tale.

These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Play Me by K Webster and Ker Dukey: Release Blitz + Review

Title: Play Me
Authors: Ker Dukey & K Webster
Release: December 3, 2019
Genre: Adult Steamy Romance Novella

From International bestselling authors, Ker Dukey and K Webster comes a fast-paced, dark, hot, instalove standalone lunchtime read from their KKinky Reads collection!

I meet many women in my line of work.
Play many roles and create elaborate scenes specific to satisfying their darkest desires.
Making fantasy a reality is what I do. 
And I do it well.

 But nothing could have prepared me for her.
Timid, beautiful, broken Quinn Washington.
She came to me with a specific fantasy.
One that needed extreme caution.
Dangerous and forbidden. 

Indulging in fantasies can heal you from the darkness of reality. 
As I stripped back her layers, I found more than either of us bargained for.
She wants something only I can give.
And there’s no way in hell I’ll deny her of it. 

This is a steamy, but dark, kinky romance! A perfect combination of dark and sexy you can devour in one sitting! You'll get a happy ending that'll make you swoon!

Play Me was an unreal surprise. I loved every single word in this book. When you can turn tragedy into an unexpected triumph, you have a big fat WIN.

I have always devoured anything from K. Webster and Ker Dukey. Play Me was no exception. I had a rough couple of weeks and this book landed in my lap during that time. It took my mind off of my dark times and gave me something to look forward to.

Josh took Quinn under his wing and made her someone that she never knew possible. The meek, meager and scared Quinn needs Violent Q to mask her fears. Josh helps cure her tendencies to revert back to the meek shell of a woman. However, what he has for her is something that happens in romance novels. Lucky Quinn! This is a one hundred percent swoon worthy story that will leave you hot and bothered.

K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.

Ker Dukey is an International bestselling author based in the United Kingdom.

Genres include: Dark Romance, Psychological Thriller, New Adult Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Erotic Romance. Ker, is an international bestselling author, with over thirty titles published. Her titles have held multiple #1 bestseller banners and have had rights sold to numerous countries.

In addition to being an author, Ker is an annoying wife and a mother of three children + one dog (who thinks he's human.) She has a passion for reading and binge-watching crime documentaries. 

Find her on social media, where she loves interacting with her readers.

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Insolent (Sinister Fairy Tales Collection) by Cynthia A. Rodriguez: Release Blitz + Review

Title: Insolent
Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Genre: Dark Romantic Fairy Tale Retelling
Release Date: December 9, 2019

There’s a girl screaming at the top of a hill,
Burdened by a duty she was born to fulfill.
There’s a quiet killer lurking nearby,
Watching as she wishes only to die.
She’s tasked by her mother to marry a man,
Until the demon from hell puts a wrench in the plan.
Their fates will twine in inconceivable ways.
But where one goes, the other cannot stay.
How could she fall for such a man, you ask?
For the girl with no heart, it was the easiest task.

Ooooh this story had me wondering which way it was going the entire time. When you think Sol is going right, he’s actually veering left. When you think that Moira is going sweet, she’s most definitely going sassy.

Insolent is a dark fairy tale retelling and it fits extremely well with the others in the collection. Dark, mysterious men paired with cold and sometimes cruel women. Keeping me on the edge of my seat is hard to do because I can usually figure out the direction of the story. Not Insolent … it kept me guessing and on my toes.

This is my first read by Cynthia Rodriguez, but it will not be my last. I look forward to a new adventure with her!

Also available:

Venom (Sinister Fairy Tales Collection) by Dee Garcia

Cold Queen (Sinister Fairy Tales Collection) by K Webster

Sacrifice (Sinister Fairy Tales Collection) by Isabelle N. Blanco

Cynthia hates writing her own bio. In her down-time, you can find her watching movies, ranging anywhere from classic to action flicks (she has a weakness for Marvel adaptations), and reading any novel she can get her hands on.

She loves hearing from her readers! You can reach Cynthia here ... 

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