Thursday, June 29, 2017

Release Blitz: THE CATCH (The Player #2) K.Bromberg

THE CATCH is now LIVE!!!!
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After an unexpected twist of fate, All-Star catcher Easton Wylder is left questioning the loyalty of everyone around him.

Even the woman who shares his bed, Scout Dalton.

But if Easton thought being uprooted to the last place he expected was the only challenge life had to throw at him, he was dead wrong.

With an ailing shoulder and his career in limbo, his decision to make an unexpected change leads him to question everything – Scout’s love, family loyalties, and whether he can conquer the one obstacle he’s never been able to overcome. The secret he’s never shared with anyone

He may be a man pushed to his limits, but he’s hell-bent on proving his worth no matter the cost.

GAH! Every time I pick up a K.Bromberg (aka Kristy Bromberg) novel, I’m reminded WHY I love her stories and writing SO MUCH and this story was no exception. I don’t know the last time I felt this much exhilaration after finishing a novel! Kristy Bromberg completely HIT IT OUT OF THE PARK! Everything, I say EVERYTHING, about this final installment to The Player duet was executed to perfection. Kristy did an extraordinary job of unraveling the many questions that we readers were left with at the end of book 1 and she did so with complete precision. The love story mixed in with all the personal drama, secrets, and suspense was seamless and completely captivating. I was sucked into the story right from the beginning.

I never do this, but first of all, I want to start out by giving kudos to the AMAZING cover and I’m not saying that bc it’s sexy as h-e-double hockey sticks, but because I feel there’s a deeper meaning there. I find the slight differences from book 1 to book 2, hugely significant and somewhat telling. I don’t know if this was intentional (I hope to think it was), but I find it symbolic that Easton is no longer wearing a baseball hat on THE CATCH’s cover. And after reading the novel, I feel it is FLAWLESSLY fitting! Easton steps out from behind his baseball persona in a sense, in THE CATCH.

At the end of THE PLAYER, Scout and Easton got to a point where they both finally gave into the possibility of a future together, but then we’re left with a cliffy that rocks that possibility. Now, in THE CATCH, we jump right back in where the cliffhanger left us and with that cliffhanger brings discord and doubts. Lifelong insecurities and fears come into play that they will both have to overcome both personally and as a couple. Easton especially is hit with curveball after curveball throughout the novel, which has him questioning everything and everyone. “My world’s been turned upside down by first a dirty play and now what looks like a dirty deal.” –Easton.  Scout feels like time is slipping between her fingers and she has no way to stop it. She is finally realizing, that in the end, she’s the one that will need to live with her decisions. “A daughter’s duty versus a woman’s wants.” –Scout. Both characters have to navigate these trails in life and overcome them. Only through the help and support of each other can they do so, but when old doubts and new obstacles keep pushing their way through, how will they make it without breaking?

THE CATCH was about so many relatable things. Overcoming your fears. Realizing what you planned for your future may not be what you get (or want any more for that matter) and that’s ok. You’re going to be ok! Allowing yourself the ability to love and be loved. Finding the magic again. Owning up to your downfalls and not running from them. Taking time to “have a day”. Oh the list goes on and on! I loved the tremendous growth we see from both Scout and Easton from THE PLAYER to THE’s astronomical. They both truly come into their own in this book. They both in a sense step out from behind their father’s shadows and become their true selves. It was awe-inspiring to read and beautifully written. I just love how Kristy brings something real into the story. Something that people can relate to. Alcoholism, parent/child relationship struggles, sexism, human frailty, pain of loss, insecurities, love. All things that people can relate to one way or another, whether it’s been personal or through others. This book will resonate with you one way or another.

Scout and Easton’s story surpassed ALL of my hopes and dreams. I savored EVERY SENTENCE, EVERY PAGE, and EVERY CHAPTER of this novel. And it’s been 5 days since I finished reading and I can NOT get this book off my mind. I have literally not picked up another novel since. I was left in happy tears with a giddy smile on my face at the end. In the end, all I feel is pure contentment and complete bliss after finishing this duet. It was pure magic. I couldn’t have asked for this book to go any other way than how Kristy imagined it and wrote it. This duet is my new top fav of hers! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! This book (and duet) will leave you reeling for days!

5 +++ Stars!
xoxo, VivianπŸ’‹



About the Author:
New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.
A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow.

Since publishing her first book in 2013, K. has sold over one million copies of her books and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times.

In April, she’ll release The Player, the first in a two-book sports romance series (The Catch, book 2, will be released late June), with many more already outlined and ready to be written.

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Other books in the duet: 

Baseball has never been sexier in an all-new novel by New York Times Bestselling Author, K. Bromberg.

Easton Wylder is baseball royalty. The game is his life. His passion. His everything.

So, when an injury threatens to end Easton’s season early, the team calls in renowned physical therapist, Doc Dalton, to oversee his recovery. Except it’s not Doc who greets Easton for his first session, but rather, his daughter, Scout. 

She may be feisty, athletic, defiant, and gorgeous, but Easton is left questioning whether she has what it takes to help him.

Scout Dalton’s out to prove a female can handle the pressure of running the physical therapy regimen of an MLB club. And that proof comes in the form of getting phenom Easton Wylder back on the field. But getting him healthy means being hands-on.  

And with a man as irresistible as Easton, being hands-on can only lead to one thing, trouble. Because the more she touches him, the more she wants him, and she can’t want him. Not when it’s her job to maintain the club’s best interest, in regards to whether he’s ready to play.

But when sparks fly and fine lines are crossed, can they withstand the heat, or is one of them bound to get burned?


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Release Blitz: TYCOON by Katy Evans

  Publication Date: June 20th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
TYCOON, an all-new standalone from Katy Evans is LIVE!!!

He wasn’t always this rich. This hot. This difficult.
Aaric Christos was a guy who protected me. Wanted me. Maybe even loved me.
That man is gone.
In his place is the most powerful real estate tycoon in the city.
He’s a cold, ruthless, aggressive businessman.
The only one who can save me and my startup from ruin.
It takes every ounce of courage to put my pride aside and ask for his help.
I didn’t expect him to offer it easily.
And he doesn’t.
Instead, he vets me harder than he’s vetted anyone.
Don’t invest in what you don’t know, he says.
He's assessing every piece of me, to the point I've never felt so bare.
I yearn for the boy I once knew, whose touch once craved me.
Putting it all on the line will be worth it, I tell myself.
Until I realize—too late—that some risks are not worth taking.

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Kricket's Review:

Aaric Christos (pronounced Eric, for those thinking this might be a super pretentious name) and Bryn Kelly are steaming up the pages in a story after my own heart.  I've always been an uber fan of the second chance romance - insert shameless plug here - it's why I actually wrote my own. 

Katy writes a classic tale of right people, wrong time in Tycoon, with of course the twist of the billionaire babe lying in wait for his perfect damsel.   Katy has been mastering the latter for years, and only recently have I really started to see another side of her writing, one that focuses less on the Hero and more on the Heroine.  In talks with Vivian, we wondered if the mystery that is Aaric is due to underdeveloped characters.  The more I thought about it, the more I realized : no, he's not underdeveloped.   He's a plot device, a supporting character.  This was not his story, this was hers.  We are just so used to get more of both sides with Katy, that a one sided story leaves a little different taste, but a decidedly pleasant one.  There was no overwhelming "WHOA!  When did s/he say or do that?  Back it up a chapter!"   It was a beautiful flow. 

And the what if!  To me, this is such a fun line of thinking.  We always wonder what if - don't lie, you do it, too.   A friend of mine and I would meet for lunch every so often after high school, or we'd have a long conversation after needing to share some bit of gossip from the old crew, and he'd say "tell me our what if".   I wrote it for him, and as a fan of traditional romance, I've noticed there are lines that work and work WELL.   Katy knows them, too, and she knows just how to get to the heart of the tradition.   There were swoony moments, and steamy moments, and of course no good story is complete without one or two somber moments.   This book balanced them all with grace.   Another grand slam out of the park hit by Katy!!!  

5 Sweet Li'l Chirps

Vivian's Review:
In High School, both Aaric Christos and Bryn Kelly had an intense infatuation with each other, but neither of them acted on it. Both had preconceived notions of not being good enough for the other. Bryn’s insecurities stemmed from her fear that he’ll end up hurting her and Aaric fearing he is simple not good enough for her. But one day, Aaric attempted to kiss her, but Bryn turned him down. Thankfully that did not ruin their friendship, but instead only carved a huge “what if” in both of their souls.

Now, 12 years later, Aaric has gone off to New York City and has made a name for himself. “…it’s like the sun left with him.” –Bryn. After several tragedies in her life, Bryn has found herself almost 30 years old living a life that she has nothing to show for. “One tragedy after another. I’ve been grappling to find my footing ever since. I’ve been sad, trying to figure out how and what could fill the hole and give my life meaning.” –Bryn. She has finally found her true passion and is desperate to startup the company that she’s dreamed up, but the only problem is, no bank will invest in it or her. So now she finds herself seeking out the one person who left her behind. The one person who has always held a part of her heart and who has been the biggest “what if” of her life. Bryn is putting everything on the line for this one possibility. She doubts he will even recognize her, but she has no other choice, he is her last option.

Aaric Christos, is Manhattan’s most merciless real estate tycoon and is at the top of his game. But no matter how high he gets, he can never forget about his “little bit”, Bryn. Even though he only knew her for a couple years before he moved away, she had imprinted herself in his being. Bryn Kelly is one of the reason’s he left Austin and pushed so hard to become what he is now, she is also one of his biggest regrets. He always planned to seek her out, but after some hard times on his way to the top, he’s found himself settling for what he has in life, relationship wise. Plus, there’s no way Bryn is still waiting for him after all these years. But now she’s shown up to his company, begging him to back her startup and help her company launch. He finds himself impressed with her business idea and with the woman she’s become. But mostly, he finds himself unable to resist her, much like how it was all those years ago. “I have everything I need, and more—more money than I could spend in a hundred lifetimes. And I still don’t have the one thing I’ve wanted most in my life.” –Aaric.
“My walls are down, my fears are gone, my reservations gone.” –Bryn.

The lust, desire and want that lingered under the surface all those years ago, resurface and is at risk of boiling over. But is it smart for them to mix business and pleasure? If they are to form a business partnership together, would they be able to remove their personal relationship from the equation if things go south? And is Bryn willing to put her heart on the line, with the risk of getting hurt? Can they have a second chance at this love?

Katy Evans never fails to write a beautiful love story! This book was about living life without regrets. Second chances. Giving into temptations. Trusting in the possibility of soul mates. It was about overcoming loss and pain. And most importantly, it was about finding your one and only. ”It’s always been you.” –Aaric. I loved how Katy told their story in past and present throughout the novel. We readers were able to get a more concrete back story with the “past” chapters and that helped create a connection with them and showed us that life is all about timing and their past wasn’t their right time, but now could be. Bryn and Aaric’s story was fun and witty, but yet emotional.

I can’t give this 5 stars because I feel like their story is slightly unresolved and needed more closure. I have more questions that need to be answered. But I'm happy to say, that YES, there will be a second book, *happy dance* but that’ll be Sara (Bryn’s roommate/friend) and Ian’s (new character introduced in TYCOON) story. I’m guessing we’ll get tidbits of Bryn and Aaric throughout, so I’m hoping for more closure there. Or maybe Katy will write a novella for them? *wink*

I absolutely adored meeting this new couple from Katy! TYCOON was an enjoyable and easy read that had me swooning several times and took me down memory lane. The writing was exceptional as always. Now, I can’t wait to read Sara and Ian’s book next!

4 “little bit” stars
xoxo, Vivian πŸ’‹


About the Author:

Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Release Blitz: ONE IS A PROMISE (Tangled Lies #1) by Pam Godwin

ONE IS A PROMISE (Tangled Lies #1) is on sale NOW!!!

Contemporary Romance
 3 books / not stand-alones


One promise.
One forever.

One look and I knew Cole was mine. My dark rebel in leather. My powerhouse of passion, devastating smiles, and impulsiveness.
When his job sends him overseas, he promises to return to me.
A promise that’s destroyed in the most irrevocable way.

Two years later, an arrogant suit invades my heartbroken loneliness.

Clean-cut and stern, Trace is everything Cole wasn’t.
At first, he’s a job that will rescue my dance company. But as he intrudes on my life, our hostile relationship evolves.
He knows I’m still in love with Cole, but his dedication is my undoing.

Then a catastrophic moment changes everything.

Promises resurface.
Lies entangle.
And an impossible choice shatters my world.

I love two men, and I can only have one.


Release Dates for all 3 books in the series→
ONE IS A PROMISE: June 6, 2017
TWO IS A LIE: Jul 11, 2017
THREE IS A WAR: Aug 29, 2017

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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.

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Check out our 5 star review for Pam's novel INCENTIVE (click on words to go to blog post)