Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cover Reveal: GHOSTWRITER by Alessandra Torre


The Ghostwriter Cover Reveal is HERE! 
Release Date: October 2, 2017
Genre: Mystery / Suspense
Cover Design: Sofie Hartley, Hart & Bailey

Synopsis:
I have three months to write the last book of my life. Three months to confess the details of that day, and how it changed everything for me. 
My name is Helena Ross. I’ve written fifteen romance novels, ten of which have become international bestsellers. But this one isn't a romance, no Happily Ever After in place. This novel holds only the truth, which I have run away from for four years. The truth, which I have hidden from the police, from my loved ones, from the world. 
This final book?
It's my confession. 

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Cover Reveal: THE VAULT

THE VAULT: (Volume One) will be released on October 17th!

Pre-order this Sinfully Sexy Collection TODAY!

Cover Designer:  Dana with Designs by Dana
Photographer:  Lindee Robinson Photography
Models: Michael Pack & Cassaundra Fitch

What happens when you lock 22 authors in a vault and don’t let them come out until they’ve finished their books?

You get one sinfully sexy collection.

Sweet.
Devilish.
Dangerous.
Romantic.
Raw.
Funny.
Dark.
Powerful.
Unforgettable.

See what awaits you inside The Vault.

AUTHORS & TITLES

A.D. Justice: Warning
A.M. Hargrove: For The Love of My Sexy Geek
Aleatha Romig: Unconventional
C.A. Harms: Raw
Gina Whitney: Stilettos and Broken Bottles
Hilary Storm: Ridin’ Dirty
Katherine Rhodes: Innuendo
Kate Benson: Redemption
Kathy Coopmans: Parole
Katie Ashley: The Plan
Liv Morris: Sweet Seconds
M.C. Cerny: Declan's Demand
M. Stratton: In His Arms
Michelle Dare: Uncuffed
MJ Fields: Terzetto
Nina Levine: Risk
S. Moose Author: Adjusting the Deal
S.D. Hildreth: Mister Prick
T.K. Leigh: Inferno
Terri E. Laine: Honey
Tia Louise: Sundown
Toni Aleo: Not The One

Friday, September 8, 2017

Release Blitz, Excerpt & Review: ONE NIGHT by Aleatha Romig



ONE NIGHT
By Aleatha Romig
Release Day – Sept 5th AVAILABLE NOW 
Standalone

PURCHASE LINKS


A sweet, fun, and sexy stand-alone romance from New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.
BLURB:
One night to remember
Is that too much to desire?
One night for fun, passion, and a chance to remember what it’s like to be a woman.
I’m not looking for love.
There’s a man in my life who loves me with all his heart. He has beautiful blue eyes, is three feet tall, and calls me mommy.
He’s my whole world and I’m his. Fate stole his daddy way too soon.
What would happen if I allowed fate another chance, just for one night?
One night to help a friend
Why did I agree to this?
Blind dates are disasters. If I weren't helping the friend of a friend, I wouldn't go.
I’m not looking for romance, love, or even a one-night stand.
After all, the man my friend knew is gone. I’m no longer the hockey star known for his "pep" on the ice and in the sack. I have a new life, and a new career—a new passion. I’m not looking for more.
When the blind date is a bust, could fate change everything?
One night doesn’t end with a kiss—it begins with one.
Be ready to laugh, cry, and fall head over heels as you meet Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha in this new sweet and sexy stand-alone romance, ONE NIGHT.
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Review
Amanda “Mandy” Wells has endured loss and heartache. A mother and widower, she has tried her best to balance life for both her and her son, Jase, for the past 5 years. Jase is all the “man” she needs in her life, but her family and best friend, Sally, disagree. They insist that Amanda live a little, not let life pass her by, and that she needs to find herself…find “Mandy” again, the woman she was before her husband died, but Amanda has reservations about it. She is afraid. Scared to allow herself to love and get attached. What if she finds someone, only to lose them, just like her husband? And how can she do that to Jase? After much persistence, her family and Sally persuade her to go on a blind date. What can one night change? It’s only one night, right? 
“For just one night, I’m going to let myself live.”
Malcolm “Pep” Peppernick is starting a new life. He has left his career as a professional hockey player behind. Not that he didn’t love that profession, it’s just he wants something new. “Right now, a woman or even contentment isn’t on my list of goals. Getting my new career up and running is.” But a woman is exactly what comes into the new life. Helping a buddy of his out, he agrees to go on a blind date. Unfortunately, there’s a mix up and the date doesn’t go as expected. Now he finds himself alone at the bar where they were all supposed to meet. Fate just so has it, there is also a beautiful brunette at the bar that catches his eye. There is instant attraction and chemistry between them and after chatting over drinks, they decide that they will have “one night” together, nothing more. But it is obvious after their “one night”, neither will be able to resist finding more time to spend together.
Stealing slivers of time together over the next couple months turns their “one night”, into several nights and early mornings* wink*.“God, you’re so much more than I ever knew I wanted.” –Malcolm. Malcolm begins to realize that Mandy might be exactly what he needed in his new start to life. But he has to convince her of that and tread lightly as to not scare her off. Mandy is consistently stuck in her worry. She is a package deal, she has to Jase to think about when it comes to the future. Over time, Mandy starts to “live in the moment” and begins to realize that maybe hoping for more isn’t such a terrible thing. Maybe one night can be forever.

This is my first “Leatha” novel (Aleatha’s lighter side) and I will say, I am pleasantly surprised by how sappy and heart felt this story was. Aleatha Romig brings emotional depth to this sweet and touching story. A “second chance at love” type of story, Malcolm and Mandy’s journey was about opening yourself up to life and chance. It was about living in the moment and letting fate take over. It was about finding your forever.

There were some plot twists in here that I predicted early on, but I’ve come to the conclusion that after reading 100s of romance novels, some of the predictability is unavoidable. I don’t think that this took away from the value of the story, just didn’t surprise me when those twists happened. Also, at times I was frustrated with Amanda’s character. She seemed to be such a strong woman and mother, but yet she couldn’t’ give Malcolm the benefit of the doubt and allow him into her life even a fraction, but at the end of the story, it all makes sense why that is how Aleatha wrote her character, it helped with plot twists and such. Amanda never promised more than “one night”, so I guess why should I expect her to give Malcolm more? Nonetheless, she frustrated me at times LOL. Malcolm was just SO sweet and patient with her that I wanted her to give him more.

All in all, I liked this book. It was a quick read that was sweet and sexy in all the right ways and will leave you happy in the end. If you have not read Aleatha Romig’s lighter side, give this one a try!


4 stars
xoxo, VivianπŸ’‹



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EXCERPT:
Mandy
When we finally pull apart, before I can speak or even contemplate what happened, Malcolm's blue eyes shine down on me, taking me in and reading me.
His voice rumbles through the background commotion of the bar. “You taste like sweet wine and smell like perfume and desire.”
Warmth fills my cheeks. “You taste like good beer.”
“Good? You're a beer connoisseur?”
I shrug. “Mostly, I know cheap beer.”
He lifts my chin, bringing his indigo eyes into focus. The room disappears, making those blue orbs all I can see. 
“I'm a connoisseur,” he says as his thumb gently rubs over my bruised lips. “And you, beautiful Mandy, if you were a beer, would never be a cheap one. No, you're a rich custom craft brew. I see it in your eyes, feel it in your touch, and smell it in the air. Kissing a stranger isn't something you do, is it?”
I try to move my eyes away, but Malcolm's grip of my chin is unrelenting. Meeting his gaze, I reply, “No. I won't even bore you with how long it's been since I've kissed a real man.”
His eyes sparkle. “You kiss fake men?”
“Boys. Well, only one actually.”
“You kiss boys...” And then, as if the reality of his statement hits home, he asks, “You have a son?”
My heart flutters, its speed increasing by the second. “I do, but I don't want to talk about him. Not because he isn't important for he is—he's my world—but because tonight isn't about him. It's about me.” I can't gauge Malcolm's reaction. I can only guess that he's assuming that I'm some needy woman trying to get a man to take on the responsibility of a kid who isn't his.
I reach out and splay my fingers over his chest. His heart is beating to match mine. “I don't want to talk about him,” I continue, “because he'll never know about you—I'll never tell him and never introduce you. Don't worry. I'm not after a man to rescue me. I'm perfectly content with my life as a mother. I just wanted to remember what it felt like to be a woman...for just one night.”
“I'm not anti-children—”
I shake my head. “Stop. That doesn't matter.” It’s then that I notice the filled glasses on the table and laugh. “When did the waitress come?”
Malcolm bows his head until our noses touch. He inhales deeply, his eyes closing as his hand falls to my lap. “I'd say just after you.”
More heat floods my cheeks. “I-I didn't...”
“Then we need to do something about that.” He looks again at the full glasses. “I think the drinks came while my tongue was busy getting to know your sweet mouth.” His hand splays over my thigh.
My breathing hitches. “Malcolm?”
“You said you want one night. One night doesn't end with a kiss. It begins with one.”

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About the Author:
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!
Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat.
In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.
2017 brings Aleatha's first "Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha" with PLUS ONE, a fun, sexy romantic comedy.
Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Release Blitz & Review: THREE IS A WAR by Pam Godwin


HAPPY RELEASE DAY THREE IS A WAR!!


PURCHASE LINKS:

Genre →
Contemporary Romance
Love-triangle

Series → 3 books / not stand-alones

ONE IS A PROMISE: available now
TWO IS A LIE: available now
THREE IS A WAR: available now (link above)

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REVIEW:

Wow…just wow. I swear Pam Godwin’s novels get better and better with everyone I read! It took me several days to put my emotional thoughts into coherent sentences enough to write this review. I still don’t think I will be able to fully articulate how EXTRAORDINARLY CAPTIVATING this book (and series) was. I am in complete and utter book hangover mode, dare I say it’s the worst I have ever experienced, and that’s all thanks to Pam Godwin’s PHENOMENAL ability to completely crumble me to a mess of a woman and be completely attached to fictional characters. Going into this last and final novel in the Tangled Lies trilogy, I knew that my heart was GOING to bleed. There was GOING to be tears shed. And I was GOING to be left utterly spent. ALL those things happened and then some. I giggled, I smiled, I swooned, I cried, I hurt, I yearned, I loved, I mourned and I dreaded the ending with every fiber of my being. I NEEDED Danni to find her HEA, but at the expense of ripping out half her heart was daunting to say the least. Pam Godwin’s ability to thoroughly consume the reader with varying emotions is unprecedented. I can say I have NEVER felt this torn in two while reading a book. I begged in my mind that there be a way for Danni to end up with both men, but I knew that Pam wasn’t going to take the “easy” way out and because of that, there was no ending that would be a HEA for everyone involved…someone was going to “lose”. *tears* 

“I need them with a yearning that can only end in more heartache.”

In THREE IS A WAR, all the lies and omissions were brought to light and there was no rock unturned, no emotion hidden. Danni, Cole and Trace put their hearts on the line and bared their souls in this book. Both men were “going to war” for this woman, but instead of there being bloodshed, they were rivaling on an emotional and intellectual level. They were strategically striving to prove who had the deeper connection with her to show to Danni WHY she should choose one over the other. And boy did they make that decision hard on her. “We’ve shared you, fought each other for you, broken laws to keep you. We’re both so eaten up I love with you there isn’t anything we won’t do.” –Trace. Danni was pulled both directions with each individual encounter. Each time she thought she knew who her heart was telling her to pick, it would turn with a glance shared, or a whispered touch, or a lingering kiss. Unfortunately, this isn’t the kind of decision she could make on a whim. She has to think with her heart. But the heart isn’t logical. Sometimes, we don’t know what we want until it’s gone. She’s trying to determine if she needs to go back to her “first love” (Cole) or give her “second chance at love” (Trace) a chance. Both men are amazing choices, but only one is the right choice. Her mom gave her the best advice in this book: “Relationships are hard work. Love is hard work. Whether you choose Cole or Trace, make sure you pick the one you’re willing to work the hardest for.” Now, Danni has to dig deep within herself to figure out WHO that someone is.

“I fell in love with two men and lost myself. I’ll stay in love with one and find myself again.” 

This novel (and series) was not only about finding the one that makes your heart beat, but it was about finding yourself amongst all this love and turmoil. I do NOT envy the decision Danni had to make, but I applaud her for the strength in which she did so. Feeling like your heart is literally being torn in two, is excruciating to experience and yet a blessing…who is lucky enough to have not one but TWO men who love you unconditionally? 

“Love happened twice, and I have no regrets, even if the situation feels impossible, even if the looming decision makes me believe I will never survive it. As much as I fear the future, it isn’t going away until it shows me what I need to do.”

I truly believe that this series will be forever in my top love-triangles read. The flawless writing style that Pam has is all-consuming and riveting. I felt as if once I got to the 50% mark, I was reading with one eye closed because I knew that I was getting close to the pinnacle of the whole series…the decision was coming and I wasn’t quite prepared for it. My heart crashed and broke into a million pieces several times by the end, and then it was mending back together, but with slight cracks that will never disappear. I will not say what side I am on (#TeamCole or #TeamTrace), but I will say that I am extremely happy with how this series ended and I’m overjoyed that Danni found the man whom makes her heart beat and picked a whom brings rhythm back into her life.


10 stars!
xoxo, VivianπŸ’‹
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FACEBOOK RELEASE PARTY TO CELEBRATE THREE IS A WAR RELEASE
DATE: Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
TIME: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM EST
(Please note you must join this group to attend the party. Click on link to join.)


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Author Bio
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.

Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

Author links

Other books by Pam Godwin (click on book title to go to author page link for each novel)



Stand-alones:
Link to Vivian's Review: http://bit.ly/2wWiSIp



Link to Vivian's Review: http://bit.ly/2vkPmwx
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Release Blitz & Review: HOLLYWOOD SCANDAL by Louise Bay

HOLLYWOOD SCANDAL, an all-new contemporary romance by Louise Bay is LIVE!!

Read Today!


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HE’S A HOLLYWOOD SUPERSTAR. SHE’S LITERALLY THE GIRL NEXT DOOR

BLURB:
One of Hollywood’s A-listers, I have the movie industry in the palm of my hand. But if I’m going to stay at the top, my playboy image needs an overhaul. No more tabloid headlines. No more parties. And absolutely no more one night stands.

Filming for my latest blockbuster takes place on the coast of Maine and I’m determined to stay out of trouble. But trouble finds me when I run into Lana Kelly.

She doesn’t recognize me, she’s never heard of Matt Easton and my million dollar smile doesn’t work on her.

Ego shredded, I know I should keep my distance, but when I realize she’s my neighbor I know I’m toast. There’s no way I can resist temptation when it’s ten yards away.

She has a mouth designed for pleasure and legs that will wrap perfectly around my waist.

She’s movie star beautiful and her body is made to be mine.

Getting Lana Kelly into my bed is harder than I’m used to. She’s not interested in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but I’m determined to convince her the best place in the world is on the red carpet, holding my hand.

I could have any woman in the world, but all I want is the girl next door.

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REVIEW:

Lana Kelly is living back in her hometown Worthington, Maine. Five years ago, betrayal by her now ex-boyfriend had her running back to the comfort and protection of the familiar. She left behind her best friend in New York along with all her hopes and dreams of aspiring to create handmade and hand designed jewelry for the rich and famous. Now being back in Maine, she owns her own jewelry store, but still has fear of opening herself up to the scrutiny of others. She has the reassurance of consistency and animosity from others in her life now. Until a stranger comes to town. She rents out the small cottage right next to hers and the new tenant is someone she should recognize, but with her isolated lifestyle over the past 5 years, she fails to realize that he is the up and coming Hollywood actor, Matt Easton. She’d promised herself that she’d never put herself in a compromising position again to avoid being hurt, but Matt is proving to be very difficult to resist and has her feeling under the inspection of others again.

Matt Easton is trying to rebuild his reputation and prove to the world that he is a reliable and accountable star. On the cusps of making it big, he has all the scrutiny of the publics and media’s eyes. After making some ill-advised decisions, he’s now trying to repair his career, so any kind of scandal would be the breaking point for his newly budding livelihood. During production of his latest film, he is staying in a quant town in Maine where he’s hoping no one will recognize him and he can stay out of watchful eyes of others. His agent has advised him to steer clear of any woman until after filming. He thought that Worthington, Maine would be the right solution, but his feisty and sexy new neighbor for the next six weeks proves it extra difficult to stay out of trouble. His physical attraction to her isn’t the only thing that draws him to her, the fact that she doesn’t appear to know who he is, is a major bonus and quite frankly, a huge turn on, for him. The fact that she wants him for HIM…Matt from Indiana, not, Matt Easton the rising star, makes her that much more tempting and alluring. But there’s a slight issue, Matt has a secret that could end this all before it starts. But he wants Lana fiercely and he knows that she wants him as well. He knows he needs to tell her the truth because he doesn’t want to lie to her. He wants her to know the REAL him, but will she still look at him the same way once she knows who he is?

Once Lana learns WHO Matt really is, she has to deal with the internal battle of wanting to continue her life in private and away from prying eyes and gossip. Can their life together translate out of Maine and into Hollywood or are they destined to be a “means to an end”? Can Lana risk the scrutiny from the world again and put herself out there for a chance at love or will it have her running again?

Hollywood actor and girl next door! Sign me up! I adored this story and characters from beginning to end! Matt and his flirtatious fun personality and Lana with her spirited, but yet reserved demeanor made for an entertaining read. Their story was unique and not like any other I’ve read. It was exactly what I hoped and expected from Louise’s novels and left me with a sappy smile on my face when I finished reading it. It had serious moments, comical moments, and steamy moments *wink*. Matt’s slightly dirty side in the bedroom was the perfect added ingredient in their relationship. He is all sweet and seductive in public and then he shows Lana the real him behind closed doors. They’re the perfect complement to each other’s personalities. Lana brings Matt back to his “roots” and Matt brings Lana out of her shell. All in all, I was pleased with the storyline and how they got their HEA. Louise Bay, yet again, wrote a beautiful story.

4.5 stars
xoxo, VivianπŸ’‹

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About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels - the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful and Hopeful and the novella series' The Empire State Series, What the Lightning Sees and Calling Me. The novels and together the series are stand-alone although there are some overlapping characters.
Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There's not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn't have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!


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