Friday, September 29, 2017

Release Blitz & Review: RACER by Katy Evans

Publication Date: September 28th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

RACER, an all-new standalone in the Real Series from New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans is LIVE!!!

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A bad boy with something to prove.
A woman with a mission.
The race of their lives.
The love of a lifetime.
I don’t think his parents expected him to live up to his name—Racer Tate—but once he felt the adrenaline rush behind the wheel, he was addicted.

He's the fastest, fiercest driver around.

Scouting new talent brings me to his doorstep...
but his smile sends me to my knees.

The sexy, mysterious Racer Tate is not the kind of man a girl like me falls for. He's secretive, reckless, elusive. But his proximity pushes me beyond reason, and his kiss....

This is our last chance to win, and he is our only hope. I'm supposed to watch him—make sure he doesn't get into trouble. But it's an impossible task. And now the one in heart wrenching, toe-curling, soul-crushing trouble is me. Because when your heart belongs to someone, their truths become your own, and their secrets become your salvation...or your curse.

He says he wants me. He says I'm the One. But he also thinks he'll break my heart, one piece at a time until it's gone.
The minute I saw Katy Evans announce this novel, I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I wanted to read it immediately! What I didn’t realize was how much I NEEDED to read it. I needed to race back into this Real world that Katy Evans has created all those years ago and RACER was the perfect way to do that. RACER was like coming home. This is considered a standalone (and can read as such), but I would honestly recommend that if you want the full giddiness that comes along with reading about previous characters then you MUST read Katy's other novels: REAL, MINE, REMY, ROGUE, RIPPED, and LEGEND…ALL those characters make a cameo in RACER and make huge Real series fans, such as myself, go completely bonkers over their appearances. To get even a glimpse of what these beloved characters’ lives look like years later is like the whip cream, sprinkles AND cherry on top of my ice cream sundae. 

Racer Tate is determined that he can step out from behind is fathers’ shadow. Being the son of one of the world’s most famous fighters, he wants to prove to both his dad and mom that he can pave his own way in life and also conquer his demons along the way. Addicted to speed and the adrenaline that comes along with racing, he has easily become a legend in illegal street racing and has made a name for himself. As an undefeated racer at the top of his game, he has the cops in his back pocket, woman in his bed and he wants for nothing. But all that is challenged when a certain green eyed beauty comes literally crashing into his world and makes time slow. All his attention instantly is drawn to her. And when Racer sets his eyes on something, he gets it. 

Lana Heyworth is losing all sense of hope. Her families Formula 1 racing team (HW Racing) is on its last leg and needs a miracle to keep afloat, otherwise it will be no more. They are in need of a skillful driver and Lana is determined to find that driver. But not just any driver, the BEST driver to take them to the top and give them the ability to stay doing what they love. She had heard of the notorious undefeated street racer and was willing to take a chance on him for the sake of saving her families business, but what she hadn’t planned for was the all-consuming and irrevocable connection that she would feel for this blue eyed daredevil. She tries her hardest to deny it because she needs him for the team more than she needs him in her bed, but Racer is tenacious and unwilling to let her go without proving to her that they are worth the risk. But right when Lana starts to give in, Racer’s demons start to catch up to him and he can’t seem to outrace them. Can Racer and Lana overcome the race of their lives off the track as well as on? Can they save HW Racing?

SWOON!!! I absolutely adored this novel!!! RACER was everything I had hoped for and then some! Lana and Racer’s story will have you rooting for them from the beginning! Their relationship was raw, REAL, addictive and completely consuming. They are perfect for each other and I am truly happy that Katy was able to give us their story! RACER was about family. It was about breaking down your walls and letting someone in. It was about healing. It was about learning that love is worth the risk. It was about conquering what life throws at you. I could go on and on about this, but plain and simple, it was about finding your other half, the one that will love ALL of you... “I wonder if she’ll be the one to love and get every part of me.” –Racer. Racer Tate has held a piece of my heart ever since reading his parents novels (REAL, MINE, and REMY) and now after finishing his and Lana’s story, he is further cemented in my heart. Who can’t love a Tate after all?

#BlueEyedDevil #EveryoneLovesATate

5 “racing” 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.

Connect with the Author:

Twitter @authorkatyevans

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

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.


See what awaits you inside The Vault.


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

By Aleatha Romig
Release Day – Sept 5th AVAILABLE NOW 


A sweet, fun, and sexy stand-alone romance from New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.
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.

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’‹

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.”


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.