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Hi! My name is Kendall, I'm 22, a university student and I'm from Scotland. I'm a Reader, Reviewer, Blogger and occasional YouTuber. Yep, that about sums it up :)

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Sledgehammer [Hard to Love 02] by P. Dangelico!

 
 Excerpt!
 
   “I’ll help you pack.”
   Yeah, not happening, but I’m too tired to argue with him. Glancing around, his eyes fall on my unmade bed––and stay there.
   “Are you here to do a health inspection, or help?”
   That snaps him out of whatever is going on in his head. I get down on all fours, my attention momentarily diverted as I grab my suitcase from under the bed. Bad move. Real bad. Because when I glance up, I find him in the process of opening the top drawer of my dresser.
   “No! Not that one!” I screech.
   Too late. Too effing late. Vaughn is staring at the contents of the drawer, his expression frozen. Until I see his lips move. He’s counting them. Oh dear, he’s counting them. His eyes grow a little wider. He finally reaches seven and stops. Little does he know that eight is in the Amazon box near the front door.
   “Don’t touch,” I say, with an exaggerated smirk.
   A quick scowl darkens the perfection that is his face. “I wasn’t planning to.” His attention returns to the contents of the drawer. When he starts to close it, I decide to double down because it’s that kind of night.
  “Might as well leave it open. I have to pack those.”
   That perfectly styled head slowly turns in my direction. I get a blank, assessing stare. He thinks I’m messing with him, but I’m not. When I continue to stare back in silence, he blinks twice and rubs his face.
   “You’re bringing all of these?” he says more than asks, his tone reeking of disbelief. His doubt earns him a one shoulder shrug.
   “I can’t bring Jamie and leave Wes. Those two are an item. Sometimes I’m in the mood for Gabriel, sometimes Garrett. And Zeke has abandonment issues. He’ll get upset if I leave him behind.”
   Guilty as charged. I name my vibrators after my book boyfriends. If you have a problem with it, get on your high horse and go file a complaint with the Bureau of I Don’t Give A Stinking Shit.
 
Amber Jones is in a pickle. And when I say pickle, I mean deep do-do. She knew she shouldn’t have gone to her ex’s New Year’s Eve party. And she reeeaally didn’t mean to almost burn down his house. It was the chafing dish’s fault, dang it! Now she needs a good lawyer, stat. But where to find one?

All work and no play make Ethan Vaughn a very sad and lonely lawyer. Not to mention horny. He really shouldn’t have agreed to help his best friend’s wife’s bestie with her imbroglio. Now she’s remanded on bail––and living in his house. The woman is a walking, talking category five hurricane. And considering his track record with women, he needs to stay as far away from this one as possible. Problem is, he just can’t seem to make himself.
 
 
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Author bio: 
 
P. Dangelico loves romance in all forms, shapes, and sizes, cuddly creatures (four legged and two), really bloody sexy pulp, the NY Jets (although she’s reconsidering after this season), and to while away the day at the barn (apparently she does her best thinking shoveling horse crap). What she’s not enamored with is referring to herself in the third person and social media so don’t expect her to get on Twitter anytime soon. Oh, and although she was born in Italy, she’s been Jersey Strong since she turned six.
  
 
Giveaway!
 
 

Release Day Blitz: Healed by You [The Harbour 02] by Christy Pastore!


Some relationships go far beyond the Hollywood backdrop.
 
Fake romantic relationships have always been a thread woven into the fabric of Hollywood. In the old days, studios played the matchmaking game simply to promote their movies. Today the game remains the same, only now the stakes are higher and the players ever changing.
 
The two of us knew what rock bottom looked like and we needed a way out of the rubble before it destroyed our careers and our reputations.
 
From multiple staged paparazzi appearances and charity polo matches in the Hamptons to romps in the Caribbean and even being seen together at a high-profile celebrity wedding, the plan was simple—an agreement that would benefit all involved.
 
But, falling in love was never part of the plan.
 
And for two famous friends, one summer in the Hamptons could change everything.
 
 
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Author bio:
 
Christy Pastore lives in the Midwest with her husband, two lovable dogs and their crazy cool cat. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Textiles, Apparel and Merchandising and Marketing. Writing has always been a part of her life. Her first writing gig was for a celebrity entertainment website. Later she went on to create her own blogazine and media company combining her love of writing with fashion and marketing.
 
When's she not writing flirty and dirty books or updating her celebrity fashion blog, she loves shopping online, binge watching her favorite shows and daydreaming.
 
She believes books, especially love stories are an escape from the real world.
 
A few of Christy's favorite things:
 
Bold Heroine's – Swoony Hero's with a Naughty Side— Guilty Pleasure Reads and TV Shows – Designer Handbags – Men In Suits – Black and White Photos— Sexy Accents— Snow— Pinterest – Twitter – Instagram— Wine— Champagne— Soy Latte's – Gummi Bears— Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches – Pickles—Popcorn— Sparkling Water— Eye Cream— Pedicures— Traveling— 80's Music— Musicals— Movie Trailers – Celebrity Red Carpet Interviews – Award Shows – Making Lists.
 

Monday, 18 September 2017

Release Blitz & Giveaway: Complications on Ice [Boys of Winter 03] by S.R. Grey!

 
Excerpt!
  
   Dylan Culderway, a premier defenseman on our team, kicked things off by making a joke about how I better keep my horny self far away from Coach’s daughter.
   “I heard she’s back in town,” Dylan said.
   “Oh, yeah,” I mumbled disinterestedly, “where was she before?”
   I didn’t keep fucking tabs on these kinds of things.
   “D.C., apparently,” Dylan replied. “At college, I guess.”
   “Oh, really?” I perked up. So she was young, hmm… “You say she’s back in Vegas?” I said.
   “Yep.”
   I then asked a very pertinent question, “Is she hot?”
   Dylan laughed. “Dude, Coach already has it out for you. I’m telling you, he’d annihilate your ass if you ever tapped his precious daughter.”
   Ignoring the warning, I replied, “What’s her name?”
   “Eliza.”
   “Eliza, eh?”
   I liked the way it rolled off my tongue. Better yet, this could be my chance to exact revenge on Coach T for treating me like a pariah.
   “What does this Eliza look like?” I asked Dylan. I didn’t want to hit on the wrong girl.
   “Not sure,” he replied. “I’ve never met her. Since her dad doesn’t want her around any hockey players, I don’t think she’s ever been here at the arena.”
   But then Jaxon Holland, a second-line center, jumped in and said, “I’ve met her.”
   “And…?” I queried.
   He let out a low whistle. “She’s a hot piece of ass, just your type, Perry. A tiny, little thing…” He outlined an hourglass shape with his hands, and I was salivating by the time he got to “…curvy as fuck, too.”
   “That’s it. I have to meet this Eliza,” I declared.
   “Go for it.” Holland laughed.
   He could be a real dog like me, as demonstrated when he went on to say, “There’s nothing better than drilling a chick with hips like that. You can really grab on and go to town.”
   When he mimicked a fucking motion, we all cracked up.
   Except for Brent Oliver, captain of our team, who was frowning as he said, “You better stay away from Eliza, Benny. Dylan’s right. Coach T is crazy protective of her. He despises the idea of his daughter dating a hockey player.”
   “Huh, I wonder why that is?” I mused.
   Brent shrugged. “I don’t know, but weren’t you here the day he told us she was off-limits?”
   I thought about it and couldn’t recall. “I must’ve been running late that day,” I concluded.
   “Probably busy buying a chocolate donut,” someone yelled.
   I swung my head around to see who the smartass was. Probably one of the younger guys, as the rookies always had commentary.
   “Who said that?” I wanted to know. No one fessed up, and I mumbled, “Pussies.”
   “Anyway,” Brent resumed, “Coach T made a big point of telling us to stay the fuck away from her. He promised there’d be consequences if any of the players asked her out.”
   “Ha, ask her out? Who said I wanted to date her?” I volleyed back, mimicking, slow and easy, the same fucking motion Jaxon had a few minutes ago. Everyone lost it then, including Brent. Though I did hear him mutter under his breath, “It’s your funeral, man.”
   It’ll be worth it, I thought.
   I liked that Eliza was off-limits. What a stellar way to get back at Coach for riding me so hard and unnecessarily lately.
  
Fun-loving professional hockey player Benjamin “Benny” Perry is all about scoring, both on and off the ice. With his good looks and easygoing personality, women flock to him, which is great. It keeps things the way this Las Vegas Wolves forward likes—uncomplicated.

Too bad that’s all about to change.

When Benny decides to get back at his coach by pursuing his daughter, Eliza, who’s just returned to town under mysterious circumstances, complications abound. What begins as a simple conquest becomes anything but when Benny starts to really fall for Eliza.

But something is up.

Though Eliza seems to be as into him as he is to her, Benny senses she’s hiding something.

Or maybe she’s hiding someone.

Benny would never guess Eliza is hiding a baby—her baby. But it doesn’t end there. The father of her child just happens to be a hockey player too. And he’s Benny’s biggest nemesis.

Now he’s joining the team. Talk about complicated!

Complications on Ice is the 3rd standalone novel in the bestselling Boys of Winter hockey romance series.




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Author bio:

S.R. Grey is an Amazon Top 100 and a #1 Barnes & Noble Bestselling author. She is the author of the brand new Boys of Winter hockey romance series, the popular Judge Me Not books, the Promises series, the Inevitability duology, A Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy, and the Laid Bare series of novellas. Ms. Grey's works have appeared on multiple Amazon Bestseller lists, including Top 100 several times. She is also a #1 Bestselling Author on Barnes & Noble and a Top 100 Bestselling Author on iTunes.
 
 

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Tips For Attending a Book Signing/Convention!



 I've attended lots of book signings/conventions over the past five years and travelled to the US for a few as well as attended ones in the UK. Because of this, I thought I'd share some tips to help people attending their first book signing/convention!
 
1. Plan Your Trip!

Whether it's a hotel, flights, or just a table plan of the signing, plan, plan, plan! Research nearby hotels if the one the signing is taking place in is too expensive or if the signing isn't in a hotel and you're travelling far. Have a look at flight/train/bus comparison websites over several months to get the cheapest deal if you're planning to fly or get the train or bus to the signing. Look at the table plan if there's one available and work out which authors you definitely want to meet. If the signing is one day, the chances are you won't be able to meet every author attending.
 
If you're planning to attend Love N. Vegas taking place from the 27th-29th October, check out Las Vegas travel deals page for the best flight and hotel packages!
 
2. Dress Comfortably!

A book signing is a long, exhausting, fun experience! As a reader, you're going to be walking to different tables and standing in lines a lot, so wear comfortable shoes and wear less layers because the room will heat up very quickly. Think about the weather outside too and dress accordingly.

3. Take a Suitcase or Trolley Case to Put Your Books In!

There's nothing worse than having to carry armfuls of heavy books about. I always take a suitcase when I attend a signing, unless it's in a hotel I have a room in, and I sort the books by author so that they're easy to find. This helps a lot, but remember not to overload your suitcase before you go to the signing in case you buy books there.
 
4. Don't be Afraid to Chat to People in Lines!

One thing I've learned is that book lovers love to chat! I've stood in multiple lines at busy signings and had people speak to me and include me in their conversations. Trust me, it makes the author's line move quicker lol, so don't be afraid to strike up a conversation with the people around you.
 
Some Dos and Don'ts!
 
Do:
 
- Plan which authors you definitely want to meet.
- Print out your event ticket beforehand if you can.
- Take a suitcase/small trolley case for your books.
- Be prepared to wait in a lot of lines.
- Be considerate of others.
- Buy books online and take them to the signing. This can sometimes work out cheaper than buying them at the signing.
- Have fun!
 
Don't:
 
- Expect to meet every author in attendance.
- Forget to pre-order any books from authors if they have a pre-order form.
- Skip to the front of any line.
 - Leave booking a hotel room/flights until the last minute. 

Now, I leave you with some of my pictures from the book signings/conventions I've attended! I really hope that this post gave you some helpful advice!


  

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Ways to Incoperate Books Into Your Home!

 
Since it’s no secret that I have a love for books, I wanted some ideas for bookish decor that I’d love to have in my own space. Pinterest and Etsy are great places to look for some unique products, but there’s also some great online design resources that give you great ideas for how to integrate bookish decor into your house. Havenly, for example, has some awesome decorating ideas for shelf styling - great advice for any book lover!
 
Here are some odd and different ways to store books and some bookish products.

 Foot of the Bed Storage
 
This idea saves you a lot of space and means that you won't have to store your books on bookshelves or is some extra space if your bookshelves are full.
 
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/52424783140083034/
 
Romance Scented Candle
 
Wouldn't you love your house to smell of a good romance novel? Well, now you can! This candle will leave your house smelling beautiful.
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/541654698/romance-genre-candle-book-inspired?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=romance%20bookish%20decor&ref=sr_gallery_1
 
Currently Reading Mug
 
I love mugs, so books and mugs are a match made in heaven for me! I love everything about this mug, especially the design and colours.
 
https://society6.com/product/currently-reading-pastel-triangle_mug#s6-4284705p30a27v199
 
Eat. Sleep. Read. Wall D├ęcor
 
This picture has the perfect slogan for any bookworm. It would look perfect in a library if you're lucky enough to have one in your house or even above your bookcase.
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/174482114/eat-sleep-read-art-print-wall-decor-book
 
Book Table Clock
 
I love this clock! It's the perfect addition to your sitting room or even bedroom. It would look amazing sitting on your bookshelf or bookcase too.
 
https://www.amazon.com/iwish-Bookclock-Table-Clock-Colorful/dp/B01FSD1MGO/ref=pd_sbs_201_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01FSD1MGO&pd_rd_r=D4D35VR35EBX57J4AS16&pd_rd_w=J6TJW&pd_rd_wg=QjNZC&psc=1&refRID=D4D35VR35EBX57J4AS16

Friday, 15 September 2017

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: In Too Deep [The Blackhawk Boys 05] by Lexi Ryan!

 
New York Times bestselling author Lexi Ryan brings readers a sexy NFL player who's pulled out all the stops for one more chance with the love of his life.

I have thirty days to make my wife fall in love with me or let her go forever.

I loved Bailey Green long before she watched her loser ex take his last breaths. I held her while they lowered his coffin into the ground, stilled her shaking hands when the nightmares would tear her from sleep. I waited for her through her grief. But while she was always willing to let me in her bed, she refused to let me in the one place I longed to be—her heart.

Tired of playing second string to a dead man, I let her go. I moved to Florida to begin my NFL career and tried to pretend my perfect life didn’t leave me empty. I’d almost given up. Until one drunken night in Vegas, we stumbled down the aisle and said “I do.”

In exchange for the divorce she wants so badly, she’s agreed to remain my wife for thirty days. She has no idea the favors I’ve called in or the lies I’ve told to get her here, but if I succeed, none of that matters.

My secrets always seemed justified, but Bailey has her own—secrets that explain why she always pushed me away, secrets that make me wonder if I should have let her. Now we’re in too deep and I might lose the only girl I’ve ever loved and the best friend I’ve ever had.

In Too Deep is a sexy and emotional novel intended for mature readers. It’s the fifth book in the world of the Blackhawk Boys, but can be enjoyed as a standalone.

Football. Secrets. Lies. Passion. These boys don’t play fair. Which Blackhawk Boy will steal your heart?


 
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Author bio: 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of emotional romance that sizzles, Lexi enjoys reading, sunshine, a good glass of wine, and rare trips to the beach. Lexi lives in Indiana with her husband, two children, and neurotic dog. You can find her at her website: http://www.lexiryan.com/

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Something New [Lone Star Match 03] by Megan Ryder!

 
Excerpt!
 
   Her hand fumbled for the door knob. Before she could turn it, he lowered his head and took her lips in a punishing kiss, reminding her of who they were, who he was. He absorbed her shocked gasp, his tongue sweeping inside to coax her response. She grabbed his forearms, fingernails digging into his skin but she wasn’t pushing him away. She was holding onto him, meeting his kiss. His hips pinned her to the door, letting her feel the evidence of the arousal that only existed for her.
   One hand released him and fumbled for the door again and he grabbed it, pinning it in place. She tore her mouth from his, panting slightly.
   “Not out here. Not where everyone can see.”
   “Embarrassed, Anna?” He taunted. “There are no reporters here.”
   “I’m not an exhibitionist for anyone, no matter what the tabloids say.” She cocked her head. “You have protection?”
   He cursed under his breath. “Hang on.” He went to his room across the hall, leaving the door open, hoping Anna wouldn’t take that opportunity to sneak away and slam her door shut in his face. He rummaged through his duffel to find the string of condoms he always kept there. Thank God for his mom’s lectures about always being prepared and safe sex, the basis for his lecture at the university to the stupid kids who never seemed to learn.
   He emerged and dangled the strand of condoms. Anna only shook her head. “Either I should be offended that you thought you might get lucky or damn glad that you were prepared. But, tonight, I’m not going to think about it too hard.”
   “That’s all right. I’m hard enough for both of us.” He waggled his eyebrows and she groaned.
 
Three Bridesmaids. Three lost loves. One matchmaking bride. With just a week before the wedding, can a bride-to-be reunite her bridesmaids with the ones who got away?

When Anna Maria Costado is caught having a meltdown on live television, her contract as a nighttime tv star is in danger of being cancelled. Taking a much needed break, she returns home to Texas for a friend's wedding and is faced with the man she left behind, the only man she ever loved, Wyatt Turner.

After a knee injury sidelined his professional football career, Wyatt Turner returned to his alma mater as a football coach. Trying to rebuild a new life, Wyatt buries himself in coaching. Just when he thinks he has moved on from the past, a friend's wedding reunites him with the woman he once loved and lost, along with his dreams.

Can Anna and Wyatt overcome the circumstances of their past and reclaim the future they were always destined to have?




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Author bio:

Ever since Megan Ryder discovered Jude Deveraux and Judith McNaught while sneaking around the “forbidden” romance section of the library one day after school, she has been voraciously devouring romance novels of all types. Now a romance author in her own right, Megan pens sexy contemporary novels all about family and hot lovin’ with the boy next door.