Thursday, March 22, 2018

Release Day + Review: LONG SHOT by Kennedy Ryan


"Satisfying and soul-gripping!"

-- Lucy Score, Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

LONG SHOT, a deeply emotional, thought-provoking standalone love story set in the exciting world of professional basketball, from Kennedy Ryan is LIVE!



Think you know what it's like being a baller's girl?
You don't.
My fairy tale is upside down.
A happily never after.
I kissed the prince and he turned into a fraud.
I was a fool, and his love - fool's gold.
Now there's a new player in the game, August West.
One of the NBA's brightest stars.
Fine. Forbidden.
He wants me. I want him.
But my past, my fraudulent prince, won't let me go.

"A raw, passionate, sexy, emotional rollercoaster."

-- Ilsa Madden-Mills, Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author


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"It's as if we've crammed so much into the last few hours that there are no words left- none left for me, anyway. All I have is feeling. Need. I need to touch her, to kiss her- I need something physical to reassure me this encounter really happened." 

Nothing Kennedy Ryan ever writes disappoints. Her writing is flawless and absolutely stunning. I don't know how she always writes such a flawless story but she does time and time again. I would read her notes or grocery list, frankly. She is one of the best at what she does. Going into her books, I never need to know what they are about, just that they are written by her. 

"Hope is the gap between what if and what is, but you have to fill that gap with a lot of hard work." 

This book is beautiful. Simply. Beautiful. Long Shot follows the story of Iris and August. Iris is a ballers girl but the life that she thought she was diving into is anything but. All she gets is pain and heartache in this NBA world. But things start to look up when she meets August West, though she knows she will never have him...he's everything she's always wanted. Though Iris knows what it's like to kiss the prince and have him turn into a frog. 

"A master craftsman took his time with the dips and lines of her body, ensuring symmetry. He exaggerated her curves, balancing them to perfection." 

August loves basketball, it's always been his whole life. His dream to get into the NBA and now he finally has it. August got a massive deal and is playing ball with the big kids. But once he sees her, he knows he has to have her. When August finds out that she has a boyfriend and that she's a ballers girl, he knows she is off limits. But he can't help himself. He needs her. August knows basketball won't last forever but love will. But winning her heart will be anything but easy. It will be the hardest game he's played yet. 

"We're mouths clashing, hips colliding, and hearts pounding in tandem, in sync. This feeling is sorcery. Her touch is a spell, and Iris? She's my witch." 

When I sit and think about this story...I just want to sit and cry. And smile. This story is everything and more. So much more. Though this story does deal with some things that may be hard to read, I found myself falling for these characters on the first page. 

"Center," he says, linking our fingers and toying with the hair hanging on my shoulder. "If you were mine, Iris, there would be no doubt what position you'd hold in my life. You'd be center. I'd play you at the five." 


"A STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND READ THIS NOW kind of book. Don't hold your breath, this story will steal it from you."

- J. Sterling, New York Times Bestselling Author

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Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them. She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy's writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta families living with Autism, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.

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Blog Tour: Giveaway & Excerpt from TELL ME A STORY by Jennifer Rebecca

Today we have the blog tour for TELL ME A STORY by Jennifer Rebecca! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today:



Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover by Alyssa Garcia at Uplifting Designs.

George Washington Township, New Jersey has seen its fair share of crime and tragedy. Most recently, a young boy is missing from his home and the tenacious Detective Claire Goodnite is eager to find him.   But the case is stirring up old memories best left forgotten. When a blast from her own past, FBI Special Agent Wesley O’Connell, turns up, Claire finds it hard to keep old ghosts at rest. And even harder to keep the sexy SAIC out of her case and her bed.   Claire Goodnite is the best damn detective in the state of New Jersey and you better believe she's coming for you.  

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“Come out of the closet, baby.”
        “No,” I whisper, tears hot on my face and snot stuffing up my nose.
        Liam and Wes were right, I’m just a baby. A big kid wouldn’t be crying in the dark corner of a closet hoping it’ll all go away if you just wish hard enough. I bet Wes never cries. I know Lee doesn’t.
        “Come out now, Claire. Playtime is over.”
        “No,” I cry louder. “Please don’t make me.”
        “Now!” He growls as the closet door rattles. I gasp.
        “Leave me alone!”
        “Get out of the fucking closet, Claire!” He roars.
        “Please no,” I cry harder, my body shaking with each sob.
        “When,” he kicks his hard boots against the closet door and it shudders.
“Are you,” he kicks it again.
The doors are the kind with the slats that fold sideways. We have them at home and mama says I always pinch my fingers in the accordion. Whatever that is.
“I just wanna go home,” I whisper.
“Gonna,” he kicks again.
“I just want my mommy,” I sob. “Please. I just want my mommy.”
“Fucking,” the boards snaps and I scream.
“I just wanna go home, please,” I beg.
“Learn!” he shouts as he kicks the broken boards out of the way. He leans down and grabs me by my upper arms.
“Please,” I wheeze but my words are cut short when he slaps my face hard. So hard I taste blood in my mouth and it’s so yucky I feel sick. I’m going to throw up from the yucky taste. I try as hard as I can not to. I know that if I do, he’ll punish me again. I don’t want that. Anything but that.
“You are home, baby,” he coos right before he slaps me again. I cry out again, falling to the floor with his last hit. It’s so strong he knocks me down with it. “And I thought I told you to call me daddy,” he says as he lands a hard kick to my back.
“You’re not my daddy, you’ll never be my daddy,” I whisper. “My daddy is a nice man. He would never hurt me. You’ll never be my daddy,” I say again but the bad man can’t hear me, he already walked away. I have nowhere to go, but one thing is for sure, I have to escape.

Jennifer is a thirty something lover of words, all words: the written, the spoken, the sung (even poorly), the sweet, the funny, and even the four letter variety. She is a native of San Diego, California where she grew up reading the Brownings and Rebecca with her mother and Clifford and the Dog who Glowed in the Dark with her dad, much to her mother’s dismay.   Jennifer is a graduate of California State University San Marcos where she studied Criminology and Justice Studies. She is also an Alpha Xi Delta.   10 years ago, she was swept off her feet by her very own sailor. Today, they are happily married and the parents of a 8 year old and 6 year old twins. She can often be found in East Texas on the soccer fields, drawing with her children, or reading. Jennifer is convinced that if she puts her fitbit on one of the dogs, she might finally make her step goals. She loves a great romance, an alpha hero, and lots and lots of laughter.

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Cover Reveal: ONE WILD NIGHT by A.L. Jackson and Rebecca Shea

One Wild Night

A flirty, sexy contemporary romance from bestselling authors, A.L. Jackson and Rebecca Shea

. . .

Coming April 16th

Cover: RBA Designs
TITLE: One Wild Night
SERIES: Hollywood Chronicles
RELEASE DATE: April 16, 2018

A flirty, sexy contemporary romance from bestselling authors, A.L. Jackson and Rebecca Shea . . .

Kaylee Rose Burton, kindergarten teacher, has never been a believer in fantasies.

Living in L.A. her entire life, she knows the glitz and glam of Hollywood is just an illusion.

That is until she stumbles head first into the arms of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor.

It was just another day for Paxton Myles on the red carpet until the blue-eyed beauty literally stumbles at his feet.  

A single glimpse in her innocent eyes and he knows he has to have her.  

After one night of unbridled passion, Kaylee slips away to live her quite life, but the paparazzi has other ideas.

When Kaylee’s world comes crashing down, can Paxton convince her that their one wild night could turn into forever?

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A.L. Jackson and Rebecca Shea are bestselling authors residing in Arizona. After being writing partners for five years, it only made sense that they'd put their minds together to bring their readers something fun, flirty, and sexy. 

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Cover Reveal: NEEDING HIM by Kennedy Fox


We are thrilled to bring you the sexy new cover from the bestselling duo Kennedy Fox for their upcoming release NEEDING HIM releasing on APRIL 17th!

Photographer: Wander Aguiar 
Model: Drew Leighty 
Designer: RBA Designs 
Release Date: April 17, 2018
  *Each Bishop Brothers novel is an interconnected standalone*

Evan Bishop is your typical hotshot doctor. Hardass, brooding, and all business. Instead of working on the family ranch, Evan broke the mold and became an ER doctor. He's good with his hands-in more ways than one-smart as a whip and is the definition of God's gift to women. Being a gentleman is in his Southern roots, but that doesn't mean he isn't flawed. Exclusive dating has never been a top priority and his tragic past makes him stay at arm's length. Deciding to let loose for a wild night, he takes a page from the Bishop brother's relationship book and hooks up with a mysterious girl he'll never have to see again, which is perfect for this self-proclaimed bachelor. Emily Bell is a city girl through and through but is determined to get away from her family and past. All she wants is a fresh start and to make a name for herself in the medical field. No random hookups and no dating coworkers-that's her new motto after being burned time and again. When she agrees to attend a wedding as a plus-one, she's soon ditched and left to drink solo-but not for long. Mr. Suit is the ultimate temptation with his Southern charm, messy blond hair, and irresistible sex appeal. Everything about him screams bad news, but he makes her reconsider her rules just for one night. After all, some rules are made to be broken. They want the same thing-one night of passion then they'll go their separate ways. No cuddling afterward. No next day phone calls. No awkward goodbyes. Too bad the universe has other plans-one that'll be obvious when they report to work on Monday morning. *A contemporary romance with a little Southern drama. This is book 2 in the Bishop Brothers series. Each book features a different brother and can be read as a complete standalone. HEA guaranteed!* Not suitable for readers under 18 due to adult language and sexual content.      

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Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You've Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren't bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that'll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you! Keep up with all their social media platforms for updates & info! 

Release Boost: BREAKAWAY by A. M. Johnson

Title: Breakaway
Author: A.M. Johnson
Genre: Sports Romance
 Release Date: March 15, 2018


As Tampa Bay's star center, Mark Carmelo's life was hockey, and after a bitter and public break up, all he wanted to do was focus on the game.  
Until he saw her.
The one that got away.
The one he thought he'd never see again.

For thirteen years, Stevie West drowned in her lackluster life. Recently divorced from her “roommate” with passionless benefits, she was ready to start over. On her own.
Until she ran into him.  
The same man she'd met one year ago.
The temptation that had finally given her the courage to find herself again.  

When lightning strikes twice, there’s no way to deny the chemistry it creates.
But with both of them still nursing old wounds, Mark and Stevie will have to find a way around the other's defenses, a way to breakaway and score the one thing they never expected… love.

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Amanda lives in Utah with her family where she moonlights as a nurse on the weekends.

If she’s not busy with her three munchkins, you’ll find her buried in a book or behind the keyboard where she explores the human experience through the written word.

She's obsessed with all things Austen and Oreos, and loves to connect with readers!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Blog Tour: MY WAY BACK TO YOU by Claire Contreras

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The emotional conclusion of New York Times Bestselling Author Claire Contreras’s Second Chances Duet is NOW LIVE!
My Way Back to You by Claire Contreras
Book 2, Second Chances Duet
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: March 15th, 2018
Love isn't always about timing. 
Sometimes you have to throw caution to the wind and roll with it. 

I admit I wasn't ready. 
I know you don't want to look at me, let alone talk to me, but please, let me explain. 
Let me tell you all the ways my heart broke when you walked away. 
Let me show you what our years apart have done to me. 

Give me a chance to find my way back to you . . .

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Love and the right timing were two things I didn't believe in. 

Love is about walking to the edge of the cliff and taking the leap together.
Timing was never on our side.
My first mistake was hooking up with my best friend.
My second came years later, when we met again, and I fell for her. 
My third was letting her go, because I had to. Because a love like this wasn't built to withstand the winds coming in our direction.

Love and timing.
I didn't believe in either. 
Then there was you . . .

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Claire Contreras is a New York Times Best Selling Author. Her books range from romantic suspense to contemporary romance and are currently translated in seven different languages. She lives in Miami, Fl with her husband, two adorable boys, three bulldogs, and two stray cats that she refuses to admit are hers (even though they live on her porch, she named them, and continues to feed them). When she's not writing, she's usually lost in a book.

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