Thursday, February 21, 2019

Release Blitz: WHAT HE NEVER KNEW by Kandi Steiner

WHAT HE NEVER KNEW, a standalone teacher/student romance in the What He Doesn't Know series by bestselling author Kandi Steiner is live!

I never learn my lesson.

And I always want what I can’t have.

When Sarah Henderson walks into my life, I tell myself she’s off limits. She’s my student, sixteen years younger than me, and my boss’s niece. It doesn’t matter that I see the same pain reflected in her eyes that I have in my own, or that the dead organ better known as my heart kicks to life when she’s around.

I’ve been here before, and I know how this ends.

It’s been two years since I fell for the last woman I knew I couldn’t have, the one with the ring on her finger that I chose to ignore.

Two years of trying to overcome that heartache when Sarah slides into my life.

Another woman I can’t have. Another woman I can’t stop myself from wanting.

I never learn my lesson, but with a constant reminder of how that last forbidden love burned, I think I’ve finally learned this one.

This time, I won’t chase what’s off limits.

This time, I’m staying away.

And I’ll keep telling myself that until I believe it.

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I have waited what feels like FOREVER to have this characters HEA and to FINALLY get it, feels like coming home. HAPPY DANCE I NEEDED to know how he was going to get his HEA after having his (and my) heart ripped out in book 2, WHAT HE ALWAYS KNEW. 

"I knew he saw the same pain in me that I saw in him. And maybe that was the only reason we saw it at all -- because we lived it. You had to understand what that felt like to be able to recognize it, like there was an exclusive club for the eternally heartbroken." -Sarah

This story was fussed with raw emotions. Visceral pain. Pain that I could feel while reading. Both these characters have been through SO MUCH heartache in their lives that they are both left feeling unworthy of love and damaged beyond repair. And if you've read books 1 and 2 in this series, you KNOW what type of pain HE'S been through. *tears* But through their mutual love of piano, they find hope, love, and healing. They were creating a song of their own, one that showed their ups and downs both in their personal situations and in their relationship together. Kandi Steiner does a beautiful job of telling a story about two characters that have to face their flaws and learn to live with them. Those flaws are a part of them and are very much still lovable. 

"You make me feel worthy again, like I'm not damaged, like I'm cherished and revered and cared for." -Sarah.

It was like music to my soul to have this characters HEA. I am SO HAPPY that Kandi took the time to write HIS story. HE needed a HEA and he found that through Sarah. I do not want to give names in my review for fear that you (the person looking at my review) will get a spoiler because this is book THREE in the series and the series starts out as a love inevitably one person is left heartbroken. BUT, as you can guess, the one that is left heartbroken, has his heart put back together in THIS book! So if you've read the first two books in this series, you WILL want to read this book. 

My only "hang up" with this book was at times the pace was a bit slow for me, but this type of story needed slow, so the characters could build up to their crescendo of a relationship. But in comparison to the rest of the book, this minor "hang up" didn't ruin the story for me, I was still pulled in by Kandi's writing and the slow candance helped create a beautiful love story nonetheless. 

"She was the light I never thought I'd see again, the purpose I thought I'd lost forever." 

So if you're in the mood for a student/teacher/large age gap story, give this book a go! 

4 stars

xoxo, πŸ’‹


About Kandi:

Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.
An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a diehard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.
When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order. 
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Monday, February 11, 2019


"I've done far worse than what I went to prison for.

She has no idea how bad this can get."

KILL SWITCH, an all-new standalone dark romantic suspense by Penelope Douglas is live!



Sending him to prison was the worst thing I could’ve done. It didn’t matter that he did the crime or that I wished he was dead. Perhaps I thought I’d have time to disappear before he got out or he’d cool off in jail and be anything but the horror he was.

But I was wrong. Three years came and went too fast, and now he’s anything but calm. Prison only gave him time to plan.

And while I anticipated his vengeance, I didn’t expect this.

He doesn’t want to make me hurt. He wants to make everything hurt.


First thing’s first. Get rid of her daddy. He told them I forced her. He told them his little girl was a victim, but I was a kid, too, and she wanted it just as much as I did.

Step two… Give her, her sister, and her mother nowhere to run and no fuel to escape. The Ashby women are alone now and desperate for a knight in shining armor.

But that’s not what’s coming.

No, it’s time I listened to my father and took control of my future. It’s time I showed them all—my family, her family, my friends—that I will never change and that I have no other ambition than to be the nightmare of their lives.

Starting with her.

She’ll be so scared, she won’t even be safe in her own head by the time I’m done with her. And the best part is I won’t have to break into her home to do it.

As the new man of the house I have all the keys.

KILL SWITCH is suitable for readers 18+. While it can be read as a stand-alone, all of the characters are developed throughout the series. The first two books, CORRUPT and HIDEAWAY, are now available through Kindle Unlimited!


The wait it over! DAMON IS HERE! And he was worth every painstaking moment of that wait!

And this book is yet another reason I come back to Pen's stories time and time again! For me, it's safe to say that THIS BOOK, THIS STORY, THESE CHARACTERS are her best work yet! Of course it wouldn't be as outstanding as it is, without the help of the first two books (CORRUPT and HIDEAWAY) in this series to build up to this part in the series. You cannot have one book without the other and you can not have the other characters stories without leading to this one.

Truly, Pen has blown my mind with how she's woven this saga together. The way it is all blending together is flawless! Her execution of this entire DEVIL'S NIGHT story and its characters, is EXTRAORDINARY and has left my jaw on the floor with the plot twists that I did NOT see coming. After finishing book 2, HIDEAWAY over a year ago, I was left with many questions and high hopes as to where this next installment (Damon's book) was going to take us readers, and Pen did not disappoint. In KILL SWITCH, there's more layers uncovered, but yet more depth built into the story line to keep the reader invested and intrigued with the next part to the story. Much of KS overlaps in it's timeline with book 1, CORRUPT, but we are getting it from Damon and Winter's POV, whereas with CORRUPT, we got it from Rika and Micheal's POV. And let me state, this is NOT a retelling of CORRUPT...AT ALL...this is very much Damon and Winter's story, but there are events from CORRUPT that come into play in this book as well. Scenes from CORRUPT that had you wondering what was happening, but you didn't know because it was Damon's character that those things were happening to and neither Micheal nor Rika were privy to those scenes. 

I can imagine it takes a LOT of discipline, energy, and note taking in order to get these timelines to work out the way they do without messing something up and I can say that Pen is weaving this saga together brilliantly! 

I can not give details about the plot because I don't feel like I would be able to sum up the story and do it justice without spoiling anything for you. Just promise me you will go into this book blind and trust that Pen will bring all the breath-taking mind games, the unforgettable steamy moments *wink*, and a unique story line that will leave you begging for more when all is said and done. 

Now, the wait for NIGHTFALL (Devil's Night #4), Will's story...
Him forever. I wanted to hold this place where we could hide in our dark places and feel everything we didn't always understand. Fantastical fear and falling. Danger, fury, heat, and need.So strong you're a f*cking animal. Black and red. 
#OnePainAtATime #AlwaysJustUs #LittleDevil #IWant2CreateAWorldWithDamon

6 "just hide with me" stars


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About Penelope:

Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages and include The Fall Away Series, The Devil’s Night Series, and the stand-alones, Misconduct, Punk 57, and Birthday Girl. Please look for Kill Switch (Devil’s Night #3), available now.

She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter.

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