Sunday, November 18, 2018

Review Tour: Braced by Stacy Gail

Title: Braced
Series: Brody Brothers #2 (standalone)
Author: Stacy Gail
Genre: Contemporary/Cowboy/Billionaire Romance
Release Date: November 5, 2018 Publisher: Carina Press
I missed you, and I needed to see you again.


And that’s the last thing Lilah Ledbetter wants. She’s been down that road with Finian Brody, and she’ll be damned if she’ll let him hurt her again—no matter how hot he still makes her burn.
You deserve better, and I want the chance to give you better.
Epic truck sex should never be followed by a broken heart, but that’s exactly what Fin gave Lilah, all those months ago. Nudging her into a job at Green Rock Ranch is hardly the way to make amends, though her body doesn’t seem to get the message. 
Tell me you want me, Lilah. Say it.
Heaven help her, she does. Avoiding Fin when they’re working together is next to impossible. He’s still arrogant as hell, but there’s something different this time around.
He’s changed.
But so has she.
Feel all of me with all of you, sunshine, and know this is where you belong.
Fin might be sure they belong together, but Lilah will have to bury the past before giving Fin—and love—a second chance.
This book is approximately 76,000 words



Braced is book 2 in The Brody Brothers Series but it can certainly be read as a stand-alone I know this because Stacy Gail is a new author to me and I have to say time permitting I will definitely be checking out book 1 in this series of cowboy brothers.
Fin was not an easy person to like he had treated Lilah badly but as the story progresses you get to see a man who has seen the errors of his ways and a man who is determined to prove to  the girl he is worth taking a second chance on. Lilah grew up with the Brody brothers infact as children she convinced Fin’s older brother to marry her and Fin but after a romp in the backseat of a truck Fin runs in the opposite direction but now he is back trying his best to win the girl who holds a piece of his heart back ....... Will Lilah risk her heart getting broken for a second time.....
A second chance romance that’s beautifully written, it’s passionate and has a family of brothers I want to know more about because let’s be happy nest who can resist a alpha protective male in a cowboy hat....




This is Finian Brody and Lilah Ledbetter’ story. This was a good read and I have to say that straight off the bat Stacy Gail had me laughing as Lilah tried to capture the elusive goat that had gotten free.

As with his brother Ry, Fin was an arrogant jerk, but he grew on me slowly. Lilah deserved so much more than how he treated her and I was frustrated by her at times. 
Lilah has always had a bit of a crush on Fin and even slept with him.

However it all went downhill after he broke her heart and I struggled to see any good in him until further into the book. Lilah in the other hand I loved, she was a determined, feisty woman who has plans for her life. 

The old adage, you don’t know what you’ve lost until it’s gone reminds me of Fin. Once he realises the error of his ways, he sets out to claim Lilah. There was certainly chemistry between these two and I am glad that Lilah did not make it easy for Fin.

A second chance at love story that will tug at your heart, I really liked the way that Fin stood up to Lilah’s overbearing mother. Once he came into his own, it was good to see how much he supported Lilah.



A competitive figure skater from the age of eight, Stacy Gail wrote stories between events to pass the time. By fourteen, she told her parents she was either going to be a skating coach who was also a romance writer, or a romance writer who was also a skating pro. Now with a day job of playing on the ice with her students, and writing everything from PNR and cyberpunk to contemporary romance at night, both dreams have come true.
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Friday, November 16, 2018

RELEASE BOOST - International Guy: Volume 3 by Audrey Carlan




Title: International Guy: Volume 3
London ● Berlin ● Washington DC
Series: International Guy #7-9
Author: Audrey Carlan
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 13, 2018



Blurb

From Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Calendar Girl series.

Life has never been sweeter. I’m head over heels in love with the woman of my dreams, Skyler Paige. We’ve worked out the kinks of our pasts, and all I want is to start building our future together. But duty calls and International Guy is on our way to London, Berlin, and Washington, DC. Our entire team is about to be tested in ways we never imagined—but I know for sure, no matter how bad things look, there’s no team I’d rather be on…

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…

This volume includes the seventh, eighth, and ninth International Guy novellas.







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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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NOW LIVE!!!!! This holiday season unwrap a brand-new collection of hockey romances that includes humor, drama, love, and - of course - hockey! **100% of the proceeds from sales of this anthology will be donated to charity.**
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  Each book is EXCLUSIVE to the anthology and NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED by USA Today, New York Times, and all your favorite bestselling hockey romance authors. How We Fell in Love (Ice Cats) by Toni Aleo He knew she was the one, she wasn't so sure, which is why Grace and James' love story is one for the ages. A Second Shot by Shannon Stacey She was the one who got away—the woman Erik Burke walked away from to focus on the game—but when their paths cross once again, all he wants for Christmas is the chance to take another shot at love. A Wolfe Brothers Christmas (Game On in Seattle) by Jami Davenport Spending their first Christmas together in years, the Wolfe brothers fumbling attempts to create good memories go awry. Christmas Crosscheck (The Dallas Comets) by Jaymee Jacobs Bryan's planning to propose to Georgiana on Christmas Eve, but will the chaos of their families’ first holiday together ruin their special moment? The Final Slapshot by Jean C. Joachim Harry "Deke" Edmonds hides his secret, hoping for a Christmas miracle. When confronted with the truth, will his heart-breaking decision cost him both Kitty and the Huskies? Lucky Holiday (The Las Vegas Kingsnakes) by Jennifer Lazaris Vegas forward Tyler Quinn made the biggest mistake of his life when he broke Ella’s heart, and he’ll need more than an ace up his sleeve to win her back in time for Christmas. Dmitri's Christmas Angel (Las Vegas Sidewinders) by Kat Mizera Two women. Two surprise pregnancies. Dmitri Papadakis is screwed. His Christmas Cinderella (San Francisco Dragons) by Kate Willoughby On his way to the team holiday party, Gideon Aguilar mistakes Bailey Peng for his Uber driver. After inviting her to join him, they make more than merry, but at the end of the evening, the sexiest, most captivating woman he’s ever met is nowhere to be found. Red-Hot Trouble (Hot Ice) by Lily Harlem Sophie Delaney never intended to walk into ‘that’ locker room, at ‘that’ moment, but she did, it happened, and now she’ll never be the same again. Christmas Interference (The Baltimore Banners) by Lisa B. Kamps Shane Masters no longer believes in second chances, happy-ever-afters…or love. Can the woman who knew him best thaw his heart with a little holiday magic before it's too late? The Devoted Father and the Introvert (The New Hampshire Bears) by Mary Smith Elexis Dunaway loves Twitter and work. Dag Limon loves his twin boys and playing professional hockey. Soon their worlds will collide with one simple tweet. Her Best Worst Boyfriend (Vancouver Vice Hockey) by Melanie Ting This Christmas, Em Davis is bringing Mr. Wrong home to prove a point to her parents. He’s arrogant, conceited, and uneducated, and they’re going to hate him. But what if Ian Reid turns out to be Mr. Right? Icing isn't Only for Cookies (The Renegades Series) by Melody Heck Gatto Avery James wasn’t looking for love when tall, dark, and deliciously handsome hockey player Kyler Wilson walked into her bakery. Dallas Christmas by RJ Scott Logan knows lusting after his captain's brother can only lead to trouble. But when fate throws him and the temptation that is Archie together, it’s hard not to fall in love. All I Want (San Francisco Strikers) by Stephanie Kay When fate finally brings first loves Maggie and Alex back to the same city, will Maggie be brave enough to give the relationship she never forgot a second chance? Or will she put their love on ice? Holding On Tight (Buffalo Bedlam) by Susan Scott Shelley For Buffalo Bedlam defenseman Vince Forsberg and his boyfriend Joseph Parelli, the pressure to make their first Christmas together perfect leads to a lot of chaos, holiday mishaps, and some unexpected results. A Star-Crossed Christmas (Cayuga Cougars) by V.L. Locey Two years ago, Mitch shared an explosive kiss with his childhood friend, Olympic snowboarder, Shaun. Will Christmas be the time for the two men to untangle lust from love, and find a future together that works? The Playboy (Redtails Hockey) by Stephanie Julian Kyle is back in the minors to rehab his career but that's not all he's hoping to fix. He wants to get back the girl he left behind, but convincing Leah to take another chance on this former playboy will be harder than making it back to the NHL.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Cover Reveal: Stiffed by Joanne Schwehm

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Stiffed by Joanne Schwehm
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 28th
Cover Designer: Perfect Pear Creative Design
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She is the one. I knew it then, and I know it now.
It has been ten years since I first laid eyes on her, ten years since I’ve held her, ten years since I’ve been inside of her . . . and ten years since I broke her heart.
Now she’s back. And when I look into the eyes of my first and only love, I know she is the one for me. She is still the most beautiful woman, and she can still make my body come alive with just a glance.
If I feel this way, she must too . . . right? Wrong. According to her, the past is the past. Her life doesn’t consist of second chances, just the here and now. But guess what? I’m here, and it’s now. We aren’t meant to be apart—that was my mistake, and I will do whatever it takes to make her mine again.
She forgets I know what makes her blush. She forgets I know how to make her laugh and how to give her immense pleasure—but I am determined to remind her. And once I do, I will never let her go again.
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About Joanne Schwehm:
Joanne is a mother and wife and loves spending time with her family. She’s an avid sports watcher and enjoys the occasional round of golf.
Joanne loves to write and read romance. She believes everyone should have romance in their lives and hopes her books bring joy and happiness to readers who enjoy modern day fairy tales and breathless moments.
She is an independent romance author and has written several contemporary romance novels, including The Prescott Series, Ryker, A Heart’s Forgiveness, The Critic and The Chance series.
Joanne looks forward to sharing more love stories in her future novels.
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THE ROMANCE VIRGIN NOVELIST CHRONICLES by Meghan Quinn - Release Day

   
From USA Today Bestselling Author Meghan Quinn, comes a hilarious romantic comedy that will touch your heart and cause you to roar with laughter as you escape into Rosie Bloom's attempt to write a romance novel. Her bosom heaved at an alarming rate as his rough hand found its way down to her soft, yet wiry briar patch... Can you say briar patch in a romance novel? What about breasts? Do bosoms really heave? Goodness, I have no idea what I'm doing. I’m a virgin attempting to write a romance novel and I'm having an impossible time trying to write a passionate and swoon-worthy sex scene worthy of being published, thanks to my lack of experience. My two best friends encourage me to drop the pen, step outside my comfort zone, and gain some real life experience through multiple dating facets such as blind dates, online profiles, and random hookups. But losing my virginity is proving to be much tougher than expected… This is the story of my awkward, humiliating, and slightly terrifying life, but like all romance novels, I know it will end in a happily ever after. At least that's what I keep telling myself. **WARNING: READ IN THE CONFINES OF YOUR OWN HOME DUE TO RANDOM OUTBURSTS OF LAUGHTER. IF YOU ARE ADDICTED TO CLIFFHANGERS, GETTING YOUR HEART RIPPED OUT OF YOUR CHEST AND FEELING LIKE A BULLDOZER JUST PLOWED THROUGH YOUR STOMACH, THEN THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR YOU. IF YOU LIKE PEEING YOUR PANTS AND CRYING FROM LAUGHING SO HARD, THEN PLEASE CONTINUE READING.  

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USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book. Facebook | Follow on Goodreads | Website | Amazon Author Page | Instagram | Follow on BookBub