Friday, May 26, 2017

Review Time: KINGDOM by A. M. Johnson


Title: Kingdom 
Author: A. M. Johnson 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: May 25th, 2017 


Kelly Kavanagh was Liam’s happily ever after, his loyal princess. A lifeline to something better than any high school dropout could ever hope for…until the day she left to pursue a dream that didn’t include him and slowly his kingdom crumbled to the ground.

Liam O’Connell was the sun to Kelly’s everlasting moon, her painted prince. A strong and devoted soul to fight the war she was slowly losing against herself…until his promises had become lies and her dream was the only way she would ever survive.

They have more than just miles and time between them now. The twin fortresses they’ve built around their hearts are next to impossible to scale. But, when two parallel fates collide in life and in death, will the impact be powerful enough to break down their self-imposed walls?

Every love story starts with Once Upon a Time, but in real life there are no fairytale endings, and the prince who rescues you...will never wear a crown.



"She was east and I would always be her west." 

There is always that book that you remember where you were when you started it, how you felt while you were reading it, and where you were when it ended...and this is that book. THIS. BOOK. Ugh, there are really no words to describe how amazing this book is. Kingdom is everything you could ever hope for in a book and more. Though if you ask me you can never go wrong with a Johnson book because her writing literally gives me life. 

"Love and hate - you'd never be able to understand what each word meant without the other." 

This book takes you on a journey, a journey you never want to end because every word that is poured into this book is word porn. It just gives you all those goosebumps you get when you know it's just right. That is Kingdom. Liam and Kelly aren't perfect...in fact they are far from it. Both of them suffer with their internal war of life and how it is definitely not what they imagined when they were younger. 

"It was careless to want her. Her shattered edges matched mine. I'd never be able to give her the freedom she wanted." 

They were sweethearts when they were young but now time and life has drifted them apart, and they no longer no each other. It's been years since they've talked or seen each other but the feelings have never left. Liam and Kelly were destined for each other. Their lives deserved so much more meaning than what they had been given. Liam struggles to always be the leader, to always carry the weight of his family, and run his tattoo shop. But he's always been that man and he doesn't ever picture it changing. Though he is an asshole, you know you wouldn't want him any other way. 

"You have pieces of me...that will only ever be yours." 

Kelly has had anything but an easy go at life. Her beauty has always taken her far but it's also given her multitudes of pain.  She never asked for this life. Though she's tried to make the best of her modeling lifestyle...she seems to never forget the man that's always had her heart. Her prince. Her painted prince. 

"He's my dark knight, my painted prince."

These two were meant for each other but they have drifted apart. But it seems now that life has thrown them back into each other's lives. Will they be able to look past the pain of their past to move forward to a brighter future? Or will the past cloud their judgment? 

"I always wanted to be rescued. I just got tired of waiting is all." 

Johnson has written a profoundly beautiful book that will stick with you for the decades. And you will want it to stay that way. Liam's and Kelly's story is a true story of life, love, and loss. 

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Amanda Marie Johnson was born and raised in Valrico, Florida. She’s now surrounded by mountains with her husband and three children in Ogden, Utah. She attended Weber State University and graduated with her A.S.N. She is a full-time registered nurse. Reading and writing have always been something she is passionate about. She loves to write about the human experience, love and happily ever afters.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Release Day Blitz: KINGDOM by A. M. Johnson



 

Kingdom (Avenues Ink Series #2) by A.M. Johnson
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Mary Ruth - The Reading Ruth
Cover Model: Steve Gehrke
Release Date: May 25, 2017

Kelly Kavanagh was Liam’s happily ever after, his loyal princess. A lifeline to something better than any high school dropout could ever hope for…until the day she left to pursue a dream that didn’t include him and slowly his kingdom crumbled to the ground.   Liam O’Connell was the sun to Kelly’s everlasting moon, her painted prince. A strong and devoted soul to fight the war she was slowly losing against herself…until his promises had become lies and her dream was the only way she would ever survive.   They have more than just miles and time between them now. The twin fortresses they’ve built around their hearts are next to impossible to scale. But, when two parallel fates collide in life and in death, will the impact be powerful enough to break down their self-imposed walls?   Every love story starts with Once Upon a Time, but in real life there are no fairytale endings, and the prince who rescues you...will never wear a crown.   

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Amanda Marie Johnson was born and raised in Valrico, Florida. She’s now surrounded by mountains with her husband and three children in Ogden, Utah. She attended Weber State University and graduated with her A.S.N. She is a full-time registered nurse. Reading and writing have always been something she is passionate about. She loves to write about the human experience, love and happily ever afters.   
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Movie Blitz: THE WRONG BED: NAKED PURSUIT

 

We have a huge announcement! The book The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit by Jill Monroe is now a Lifetime movie! Check out the links below to join over 30 authors for a facebook party to celebrate the movie launch on June 1st, and enter to win a huge prize pack.

 

Jill Monroe's book THE WRONG BED: NAKED PURSUIT is now a Lifetime movie! You can watch it on LMN on June 2nd at 8/7c. Watch the movie trailer HERE. Sign up for Jill's newsletter for exclusive news about the film.

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  Jill Monroe is the award-winning author of fourteen romance novels and novellas, and one satirical “non-fiction” book about dating the undead guy next door. When not writing, or hanging around on Twitter, Jill is the irreverent creator and co-host of the wildly popular Author Talk series, which has over 150,000 views on YouTube alone. Jill has interviewed such #1 New York Times bestselling authors as PC and Kristin Cast and Kresley Cole as well as global superstar authors like Nora Roberts. Due to reader and author demand, Author Talk will be returning in late 2017. The Wrong Bed: Naked Pursuit will be released from Lifetime Movie Network in June 2017 and stars Jewel Staite and Corey Sevier. Jill also wrote the second book in the international Royal House of Shadows series along with New York Times' bestselling authors Gena Showalter and Nalini Singh. A former Golden Heart finalist, Jill has received Top Picks from Romantic Times, and has been nominated for a Reviewers' Choice Award. Visit her website at www.jillmonroe.com  
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Release Blitz: Cheater's Regret by Rachel Van Dyken

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Cheater’s Regret, an all-new sexy standalone from #1 New York Times Bestseller Rachel Van Dyken is now Live on Amazon & Free in Kindle Unlimited!!

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Title: Cheater’s Regret 

Author: Rachel Van Dyken 

Release Date: May 23rd

Genre: Contemporary Romance

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken returns with a smoking-hot story about the satisfaction of plotting revenge on your ex—until he turns your world upside down again.
Austin Rogers’s dreams of domestic bliss involved watching Netflix and eating hot dogs with the love of her life. But then he cheated on her. And dumped her—as if the whole thing was her fault. To maintain her pride and restore her sanity, she decides to get revenge. It feels immensely satisfying to plot her ex’s downfall—but so does kissing him.
Thatch Holloway, a plastic surgeon straight out of residency, knows he ruined the best thing that ever happened to him. But not all cheaters are created equal. He got himself into this messed-up situation—true—but he has his reasons for what happened, and he’d do it all again to protect Austin.
He’s not over her. And she’s not over him.
Austin wants closure, but since Thatch refuses to give it to her, she takes matters into her own hands. She needs to write a human-interest piece for her MBA, so she demands the full plastic-surgery experience. Sparks fly as they’re forced to work together. But Thatch isn’t afraid to play dirty in return. And he’s still hiding something—something that has the power to destroy not only Austin but their second chance at finding forever…

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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor. She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!
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Release Blitz + Book Review: BUNS by Alice Clayton


Title: Buns 
Author: Alice Clayton 
Release Date: May 23rd, 2017 
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Romantic Comedy 

The third in the hilarious yet sizzling hot Hudson Valley series from New York Time and USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton.

Clara Morgan is living the dream, if you can call rebranding hotels that are desperate for a new life and running any kind of marathon a dream. Which she does. But the career she loves and the endurance races that keep her adrenaline pumping have kept her too busy to put down any roots. Growing up in foster care, she’s never been able to establish traditions of her own, which may be why she’s fascinated by the rituals that generations-old family resorts are known for. She’s especially interested in the Bryant Mountain House, and not just for their secret recipe for the yummy, gooey, can’t-get-enough-of Hot Cross Buns….

Archie Bryant, the man with the Buns, is fifth generation and one-day-owner of the charming yet run-down Bryant Mountain House in Bailey Falls, New York. He’s determined to save his family’s legacy from the wrecking ball the old-fashioned way—by gritting his teeth and doing what needs to be done. There’s no way Archie will be influenced by the new hotel branding expert his father brought in to turn one hundred and fifty years of tradition on its head just to attract a faster, younger, slicker crowd. But when some of Clara’s ideas start bringing in new, paying customers, Archie can’t deny that she may have just given him a shot at keeping his resort open.

It’s sticky, it’s messy, it’s sweet, it’s Buns.


The Hudson Valley Series is definitely one of my favorite series. Every time I see a new book coming in this series, I instantly have it pre-ordered and am counting down the days until I have it in my hot little hands. And Buns did NOT disappoint. 

Buns follows the story of Clara and Archie. These two come from completely different lives and totally weren't raised anything alike. Clara didn't have an easy start at life but that hasn't stopped her from living her life to the best of her ability. And now she has a job that she loves and she couldn't ask for more. 

Archie has had the complete opposite life. He has a big family, a loving family, and lots of family counting on him in his family hotel business. His Dad runs Bryant Mountain House and so did his father before him. But now Archie is ready to take the business but he has a different way of doing things. A more professional outlook than a his father does. 

But Archie is in for a wild ride when Clara comes to Bryant Mountain ready to change and improve everything that is this gorgeous hotel. Archie though is not ready for the changes that need to happen to actually happen. He likes things the way they are and the way they have always been. 

These two quickly find comfort in each other and lost in their values for life. And how precious it is. Archie changes Clara in ways that she thought she would never change and makes her feel like she's...loved. Oh and did I mention that he is gorgeous. Like freckles and glasses HAWT! 

This story was so beautiful and so fun. I loved every page and absorbed every word. Only Clayton can make me laugh till I cry but still curl in a ball with feels. Buns is the third installment in the Hudson Valley Series and you definitely don't wanna miss out on this sticky read. 


New York Times Best Selling author ALICE CLAYTON worked in the cosmetics industry for over a decade before picking up a pen (read: laptop).

She enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up, and has finally convinced her long-time boyfriend to marry her.