Sunday, July 15, 2018

Blog Tour: Margo & George Forever by Stephanie Queen


Margo & George Forever?
By Stephanie Queen
Genre: Romantic Comedy

There was no question in Margo's heart of hearts that she loved George. She really did want to marry him--scratch that--she really did want to be married to him.

There was a difference.

She hoped to heaven that the teeny-tiny distinction wouldn't be their undoing...

The stage is set for the wedding of the year in New York City featuring poor sweet beautiful Margo marrying the most eligible (read that: handsome and wealthy) bachelor, Regal Stores heir and CEO, George Regal, III. The Regal family has long presided over the social and fashion scene in Manhattan and they have embraced the marriage with enough enthusiasm to create a circus.
That could be why Margo feels like she's in the center ring and about to be swallowed by a lion.
But the best things about George, the strong powerful CEO, are the ones he's not known for, like his small thoughtful gifts, the crystal angel Christmas tree ornament he'd given her, the way he holds her hand at odd moments, the way he bear-hugs his grandma whenever he sees her and the way he speaks with misty eyes about his late mother.
Of course Margo wants to spend the rest of her life with him... if she could just get past the family’s ‘enthusiasm’ and THE WEDDING.

Warning: Once you open this book you'll get heart-warming romance, smiles, laughs & fun, but also an adult-sized portion of steamy love scenes. And of course, most important of all, a very satisfying Happily-Ever-After.







Stephanie Queen is another new author for me and after reading Margo & George Forever I can’t understand how she has slipped past my radar. This may be a short read but nothing is taken away from the characters or the storyline in fact I would say we have been set up for more from Margo & George. Margo is being forced to have the wedding her in laws want in order to keep the man of her dreams but will Margo and George survive all the glitz and glamor that goes with a Manhattan regal family wedding ........ 
A quick funny charming read with characters who at times will test your patience but in the end you can’t help loving them. A perfect holiday read that will certainly leave a smile on your face, looking forward to more from Margo & George. 




Ms. Queen is a new author to me and can I just say, what a way to start my reading experience off.

Unlike other books Margo and George are in love and in a committed relationship from Chapter one.

This was an extremely quick read which I really enjoyed. The characters were easy to relate to as were the circumstances that George and Margo find themselves in.

Margo knows she wants to marry George but does she want the circus that their wedding has been turned into thanks to his family? 

Can Margo go through with the wedding from hell? Or will she be a runaway bride? 

The secondary characters, notably Margo’s friends were a hoot and I hope that they get their own books. I also loved George’s grandmother and his cousin Willie.

This book, particularly the ending will leave you with a smile on your face and wanting more. I will be on the look out for more from Stephanie Queen and this group of friends.



Stephanie Queen is the USA Today bestselling author of the romantic detective series, Beachcomber Investigations. She lives in the stunning state of New Hampshire with her family, her cat, Kitty and her fun-loving friends. Besides going to the gym sporadically, Stephanie cooks and crochets and loves chocolate covered potato chips (yes, she should go to the gym more often). 

She used to be a 9 to fiver working in downtown Boston, but has thrown her stylish suits and fancy heels in a closet and now hangs out in UConn t-shirts, jeans and sneakers. “If I could come back in another life as anything I wanted, I’d be a regency era heroine.” (Not surprisingly) Regency romances are her favorite secret reads.





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Release Blitz: Miss Fix-It by Louisa Masters (writing as Olivia Ventura)

A hot cop, a handywoman in killer heels, and a not-so-idle threat… it’s going to take more than a pink hammer to fix-it.
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Stand-alone Novel

Veronica, a self confessed girly-girl, often finds herself labelled a bimbo—and just doesn't care. An ex-economist turned handyperson, Vee is not afraid to be female, period. So what if it happens to be in a male-dominated industry?

When Vee threatens a client with a hammer to ward off his wandering hands, she finds herself at the local police station facing charges of assault. There she meets Detective Cole Samuels, and the sparks thrown off by their mutual animosity are combustive. They quickly become involved in a hot and heavy relationship, leaping one hurdle after another. Things finally seem to be working out when Vee's workplace is vandalized, a message left... and suddenly, that crank call and the near-miss with the crazy driver don't seem to be harmless incidents anymore. Vee's stalker rapidly escalates in violence, leaving Cole determined to find him before Vee gets hurt....





I haven't read this author before and being a huge fan of Rom com's was excited to read it, however this book was more of a romantic suspense for me.
I was captivated in certain parts.. I really loved the characters and the families and friends were incredible. Except for certain people. Anywho. A really enjoyable story that had my heart beating so fast I wondered what would happen.
The connection between Vee and Cole was off the charts and I just loved the way their friendship developed. 
I just had to keep reading until I finished. 
I will definitely want to read more from this author. Well done on writing such a compelling story!




Olivia Ventura is a new author to me but I certainly will be checking out other books by this very talented author.  It’s Fix-It was a great read it had the perfect mix of suspense, romance and humour to make it a real page turner. 
What’s not to love when the story is centred around a hot cop and a blonde heroine who gets her fingernails done but isn’t afraid to get her nails dirty who also carries a pink hammer !!!!! The characters in this book are pretty outrageous and one of my favourite things about this book was the banter and teasing that goes on between the main characters. The story is fast paced and easy to relate to a mother on one side who is not very nice and a huge protective family on the other side. This author has such a way with words she makes you care about her outrageous characters and that in itself is a talent. Looking forward to reading more from Olivia Ventura



Friday, July 13, 2018

Blog Tour for OFFICE MATE by Katie Ashley

Today we are celebrating the release of OFFICE MATE by Katie Ashley. This is a standalone, contemporary romance title. Check out the blurb and buy links below!

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Thorn From the first time I played army as a kid, the military has been my life. As an Airborne Major, I’d led my men through two tours in Afghanistan. But when my father was elected president, I became an even greater target for the enemy—a prize for someone to take out. To ensure not only the safety of myself, but of my men, I got stripped of my cammies, shoved into an Armani suit, and placed into a management position at my father’s company. After years of trekking through the desert with an assault rifle, I was way out of my area of expertise, which my transition coordinator was more than happy to let me know on a daily, if not hourly basis. The brunette bombshell would be the death of me in more ways than one, especially since I hadn’t been with a woman since my last deployment. She’s turning out to be one of the greatest foes I’ve ever done battle with. Isabel In the backwoods Georgia town I was born in, you either married right out of high school or got the hell out of town. I chose the second and never looked back. After graduating top in my class, I started working for The Callahan Corporation. Fast forward five years and I was about to become the youngest female manager in the history of my department. And then all the blood, sweat, and tears I’d put into my career were for nothing when the boss’s billionaire son was handed my position on a silver platter. Not only that, I was expected to help transition him into the job that was supposed to be mine. Sure, he’s easy on the eyes with his chiseled good-looks and impossibly built physique, but I’m not going to let that distract me. I hope soldier boy is good at military strategy because sabotage is the name of the game I’ll be playing.
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I absolutely loved Office Mate! It is a slow burn love story with memorable characters, funny moments and romantic tension! 
Thorn and Isabel make a great team in and out of the office once they both get on the same page. They seem to understand each other even without trying. Their conversations lead to friendship and the friendship leads to so much more. 




Katie Ashley delivers another AMAZING romance with Office Mate.

From start to finish, I loved every page of this book. Thorn has been yanked out of the only life he wanted, the military life. He's been thrust into corporate life and is left struggling to find himself.

Isabel has been working her tail off for nearly her entire academic and working life to get the Vice President job at Callahan Corporation. The day she thinks she's going to be told about THE promotion she's in for the rudest wakeup call of her life. They've given the job to the owner's son.

What happens after is a hysterical enemies to lovers romance. The revenge plot that Isabel undertakes to get Thorn moved to a different department is epic. I loved it.

This book had me laughing out loud and then swooning from the romance.

Thorn definitely stole my heart though. Even though he appears as a tough alpha he still has a lot of vulnerabilities.

I would highly recommend reading this book!







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Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of both Indie and Traditionally published books. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, and her spoiled mutt, Duke. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Shakespeare, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Scooby-Doo. With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent eleven years teaching both middle and high school English, as well as a few adjunct college English classes. As of January 2013, she hung up her red pen and expo markers to become a full-time writer. Each and every day she counts her blessings to be able to do her dream job. Although her roots are firmly planted in the red Georgia clay, she loves traveling the country and world to meet readers and hang out with fellow authors. When she’s not writing or chasing down her toddler, you might find her watching reruns of The Golden Girls, reading historical biographies, along with romance novels, or spending way too much time on Facebook.
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RELEASE BOOST - International Guy: Volume 1 by Audrey Carlan




Title: International Guy: Volume 1
Paris, New York, Copenhagen
Series: International Guy #1-3
Author: Audrey Carlan
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 10, 2018



Blurb

This volume includes the first, second, and third International Guy novellas from #1 New York Times bestselling author Audrey Carlan.

My name is Parker Ellis. You can call me The Dream Maker. This is where my story begins.

There’s a world of women waiting for me, but my journey starts here, in three cities: Paris. New York. Copenhagen.

International Guy Inc. is owned and operated by Parker Ellis, a ladies’ man with a high IQ and a big libido. He’s the most successful life and love coach in the world, and he’s smart enough to know he can’t run a multimillion-dollar company alone.

He hires two friends whose areas of expertise complement his own. They comprise The Dream Maker, The Love Maker, and The Money Maker. Together, they advise the wealthiest people in the world: Hollywood hotshots, European royalty, and the CEOs of multibillion-dollar companies. And sometimes they can’t help it when things heat up and they end up in bed with their clients. Quite literally.

This International Guy likes his playboy lifestyle, and he’s not looking for commitment. After all, there’s a whole world waiting for him. But as he goes from city to city, and from woman to woman, it’s possible that he just might find his own love along the way…







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Audrey Carlan is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She writes wicked hot love stories that are designed to give the reader a romantic experience that's sexy, sweet, and so hot your e-reader might melt. Some of her works include the wildly successful Calendar Girl Serial, the Trinity Trilogy and the highly anticipated International Guy Serial.

She lives in the California Valley where she enjoys her two children and the love of her life. When she's not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with her "soul sisters" or with her nose stuck in a wicked hot romance novel.


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Blog Tour: Kissing Jenna by Kristen Proby

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Kissing Jenna by Kristen Proby Series: Big Sky #2 Release Date: July 10, 2018
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Synopsis: From New York Times Bestselling Author Kristen Proby comes the newest installment in her beloved Big Sky Series…
Jenna Hull owns and manages vacation rentals in her hometown of Cunningham Falls, Montana. She’s just completed the construction of her most exhausting project, the one she’s put her heart and soul into. The inviting, opulent Snow Wolf Cottages are the first ski in/ski out tree houses in the world.
Her biggest dream is about to come true, and she can’t let anything distract her.
Christian Wolfe is Hollywood’s it actor. If the magazines are to be believed, he’s the sexiest man on earth. He’s preparing for the biggest movie role of his life, and his agent has booked him in a hot new ski lodge in Montana, tucked away from crazy fans. He can’t wait for the break.
But what Christian isn’t prepared for is Jenna. With a face that could easily co-star with him in a movie and her ambition to put her stamp on Cunningham Falls, he can’t stay away. But even more intriguing than her beauty is the fact that she’s not at all impressed with his celebrity status, only turned on by the man behind the fame.
The love they’ve found is perfect—but time is running out before real life intrudes. Can they survive with both their dreams—and hearts—intact?
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“Come on in. This is your home away from home for the next four weeks.” I pause in the kitchen while he wanders through the space, looking outside, then taking in the blue kitchen cabinets, the large gas fireplace, and the comfortable furniture. “In the email correspondence, you asked for extra groceries to be stocked in the kitchen, and I’ve done that for you.”
“Thanks,” he says. “Where’s the closest Starbucks?”
I lean my hip on the counter and take a sip of my now lukewarm coffee. “In town.”
“Not on the mountain?”
“There’s a coffee shop up here, yes, but it doesn’t open until tomorrow when the season officially starts. I believe that’s the case for the restaurants up here, too.”
“So, no food up here?”
I shake my head. “No, but I’ll take pity on you and make you dinner tonight, if you like.”
His eyes narrow, suspicion written all over his face. “Why would you do that?”
I lean in as if I’m about to tell him a secret and whisper loudly, “Because I’m a nice person.”
He doesn’t smile.
“You can figure it out for yourself if you want to.” I shrug and lead him to the barn door that closes the small bedroom off the living space. “This is the bedroom on this level. There’s a bathroom here, too. I’ll show you the upstairs.”
I climb the stairs, certain that his eyes are on my ass, and hear him gasp when we reach the top.
“Cool, huh?”
“Beautiful,” he murmurs again, looking up.
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Kissing Jenna takes us back to Cunningham Falls but this time we don’t only catch up with the residents of the falls we get a cameo visit from a couple from The Seattle Series......
Christian Wolfe is visiting Cunningham Falls in preparation for his upcoming movie as he needs to learn to ski and the new treehouse lodges seem the perfect place for him to not only learn to ski but also relax away from the paparazzi. Jenna Hull designed and owns the treehouse lodges and as he is her only guest at the moment has time on her hands to show him around. Neither Jenna or Christian are looking for a relationship but we can’t always control when our heart decides to fall in love.
I loved this couple Jenna is a independent hard working woman who has grown up with protective alpha brothers and Christian is the perfect alpha to protect her as an adult but that doesn’t mean she won’t stand up to him or her brothers when it’s needed. Christian has always done what he was told was right for his career and up til now it’s worked fine but now feelings are involved. Christian is the perfect male he is loyal, sexy, strong, kind and caring and when it comes down to the crunch he fights for what is his. The chemistry is sizzling the characters loveable and for me the icing on the cake was a visit from Luke and Natalie one of my favourite couples in the Seattle Series. Looking forward to reading more about the residents of Cunningham Falls.



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Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.
During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.
Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series.
Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.
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