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Monday, 18 December 2017

Release Day Blitz & Review: It Must've Been the Mistletoe by L.P. Dover!



Publication date: 15th December 2017
Paperback edition: -
Source: Kindle
Rating: 4.5 stars
Synopsis: Finding your soul mate is a dream Adeline Hamilton thought was just that … a dream. After several failed relationships, she realizes she’s not capable of falling in love. The only passion she’s ever had is teaching U.S. History at the local high school.

A week before Christmas, Adeline is all set for her best friend’s wedding, even though she dreads having to go to it alone. But when she’s given a Christmas wish that could change her future forever, she’s whisked away to the past, to a completely different place and time. It’s also when she meets him, William Blair, the man who steals her heart.

As their relationship grows, Adeline realizes that true love does exist. What she doesn’t know is that her wish can’t last forever, that soon she’ll have to leave the past behind. Will Adeline and William find their way back to each other? Or will their love have to stay where it all began . . . in 1865? With mistletoe and Christmas magic, anything’s possible.
 
I'm not normally one for reading Christmas books, but I love this author's books, so when I saw sign-ups for ARCs of this book, I signed up straight away! I only glanced at the synopsis of this book before I started reading it because I wanted to go into it blind and not really know what happens! I'm really happy I did this because it made me enjoy the book more! I also thought that this book was going to a novella or at least shorter than a full-length book because it's a Christmas book, but it was a full-length book, which made me really happy! I also loved the whole idea of the plot and the characters being taken back to 1865 and starting their relationship there! I would also just like to say at this point that this book isn't paranormal, but is a contemporary lol! The plot also didn't have any action and suspense in it, which did disappoint me a little, but there were other things going on and the main focus of the plot was romance! I loved the romance a lot and I loved that it developed slowly! The characters were also amazing and made this book even better! Adeline was the main female character, and in this book she was a history buff and was a history teacher! I loved that Adeline was a history buff and knew so much about her family background and still lived in a home that had been in her family for generations! When she got transported back to 1865, Adeline was also in her element as she was able to meet her family from years back and experience life in a different time! She fell in love too! I also connected with Adeline all the way through this book and she did go through quite an experience, but she handled it very well! William was the main male character and love interest of Adeline! In this book, present time William was a workaholic and this meant that he had missed out on finding the perfect woman and spending time with his family! William had made some big changes in this book and was preparing to step back from his job and settle down! This made me respect him because it must have been hard for him! 1865 William was a different guy and he wasn't tied down by work, which gave him the chance to meet Adeline and start a relationship with her and fall in love with her! I loved that this book was written from both Adeline and William's point of views! I wasn't sure if it was going to be after I read the synopsis, but I'm really happy that it was! The majority of the book was written from Adeline's point of view, which was understandable and really fuelled the plot, but the few chapters written from William's point of view helped me connect more with him and understand him more! I also thought that this book was a standalone, and in a way it is, but at the end of this book the author announced that there's going to be another Christmas book next year! I'm not sure if it's going to continue Adeline and William's story or be a complete standalone, but I can't wait to find out and read it next year! The cover for this book also suits it perfectly! It really suits the Christmas theme and would definitely make my pick the book up to read the story behind it! I love it! Big thank you to L.P. Dover for an ARC of It Must've Been the Mistletoe!



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Author bio:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.
 
She loves to write, but she also loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes and white water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols.
 
Dover has written countless novels, including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, the Society X series, the Circle of Justice series, and her standalone novel Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense, but if she got to choose a setting in which to live, it would be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

 

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Review: Torn [Wicked 02] by Jennifer L. Armentrout!

Publication date: 19th July 2017
Paperback edition: -
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: Torn between duty and survival, nothing can be the same.

Everything Ivy Morgan thought she knew has been turned on its head. After being betrayed and then nearly killed by the Prince of the Fae, she’s left bruised and devastated—and with an earth-shattering secret that she must keep at all costs. And if the Order finds out her secret, they’ll kill her.

Then there’s Ren Owens, the sexy, tattooed Elite member of the Order who has been sharing Ivy’s bed and claiming her heart. Their chemistry is smoking hot, but Ivy knows that Ren has always valued his duty to the Order above all else—he could never touch her if he knew the truth. That is, if he let her live at all. Yet how can she live with herself if she lies to him?

But as the Fae Prince begins to close in, intent on permanently opening the gates to the Otherworld, Ivy is running out of options. If she doesn’t figure out who she can trust—and fast—it’s not only her heart that will be torn apart, but civilization itself.
 
I read the first book in this series just after it released last year, and I remember really enjoying it, so I have no idea why I didn't continue the series with this book! I then did a re-read of the first book and then started this book in preparation for the third book releasing! After reading, I can say that I freaking loved this book! The plot continued on perfectly from the big cliff-hanger at the end of the first book and a lot happened in this book! My head was spinning because the author threw plot twist after plot twist in and it all resulted in a fast-moving, action-packed plot! I honestly couldn't put it down until I had finished reading it, even though I was trying to take my time to make it last longer lol! I loved the bits of action and suspense in the plot too and both these aspects added a lot to the plot's development! There were also a few seriously hot scenes in the plot between the main character and her love interest, which I loved! The characters were again amazing and made this book even better! Ivy was again the main female character, and in this book she was dealing with a lot and trying her best to stay strong and keep her secret! I did feel sorry for Ivy because she discovered something life changing about herself and she couldn't tell anyone! She then went through a lot in this book, but I'm not going to mention too much about it in case I mention a spoiler! Ivy was very strong in this book and she had to keep her wits about her! I connected with her all the way through this book too and I didn't lose that connection with her once! Ren was again the love interest of Ivy! I loved Ren a lot in this book! He was seriously hot and still the same cheeky, cocky guy that he was in the first book! Well, at the beginning of this book he was! Ren did change slightly in this book though, and I could understand why! He became very sensitive and he wanted to be there for Ivy and make sure that she was okay after what she went through! I also loved the way that Ren was with Ivy! It was easy to see how much he loved her and he cared a lot about her! This book was only written from Ivy's point of view, which didn't surprise me because the first book was only written from Ivy's point of view too! I would still love the chance to go inside Ren's head too because he's a very intriguing character, but I can also completely understand why this series is only written from Ivy's point of view! It's her journey and about the changes that she's going through to find out who she really is! I also can't wait to read the next book in this series! I think that it's the final book because I can't seem to find any information on any more books, but I'm very, very excited to read it! I'm really happy that it releases soon too because it means that I don't have to wait long for it! I'm hoping that maybe a few chapters might be written from Ren's point of view too lol! The cover for this book is also stunning! I loved it as soon as I saw it and I love how well it suits the cover for the first book! The models are the perfect Ivy and Ren too!
 

Friday, 15 December 2017

Cover Reveal: Scoundrels & Scotch [Top Shelf 03] by Alta Hensley!

 

 
I’ll stop at nothing to own her.

I’m a collector of dolls.
All kinds of dolls.

So beautiful and sexy, they become my art.
So perfect and flawless, my art galleries are flooded by the wealthy to gaze upon my possessions with envy.
So fragile and delicate, I keep them tucked away for safety.
The dark and torrid tales of Drayton’s Dolls run rampant through the rich and famous, and all but a few are true.
Normally I share my dolls for others to play with or watch on display.

But not my special doll.
No, not her.
Ivy is the most precious doll of all.
She’s mine. All mine.

*Scoundrels & Scotch is a dark billionaire romance. If you don’t like a splash of shock, a dash of taboo, and a heavy dose of sex, then don’t take a sip of this TOP SHELF cocktail.


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Author bio:
 
Alta Hensley is a USA TODAY bestselling author of hot, dark and dirty romance. She is also an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Being a multi-published author in the romance genre, Alta is known for her dark, gritty alpha heroes, sometimes sweet love stories, hot eroticism, and engaging tales of the constant struggle between dominance and submission.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: She Asked For It by Willow Winters!

 
 
 
DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER.
You’ll tell me you don’t… but you already think you know what my story’s about.

You have no idea.
Just like the people sitting in this courtroom.
She asked for it. That’s what they keep saying.

And no, it’s not because my skirt was too short or I was drunk at a party.
It’s nothing like that. It’s because of what I like and how I like it.

They’re judging me as I sit in the front row, my eyes drawn to the man on trial.
If I’d known it was going to end like this, I never would have gone home with him.
But he’s the type of man I just can’t say no to.

I wanted to feel his lips kiss down my neck.
I dreamed of running my fingers along the rough stubble on his jaw.
I craved his hands on me, pinning me down.
I needed to whisper his name in the dark, late at night.

You still think you know what happened? You don’t.
He’s innocent and I enjoyed every second I was with him.

Let me tell you my story … all about how I asked for it.
 
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Author bio:

Willow Winters is so happy to be a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Contemporary Bestselling Romance Author. She likes her action hot and her bad boys hotter. She certainly doesn’t hold back on either one in her writing!
 
Willow started writing after having her little girl, Evie, December 2015. All during her pregnancy with Evie she continued to read and she only wanted to read romance. She was reading a book a day — sometimes two.
 
In January 2016 Willow was staying up late with Evie and just thinking of all these stories. They came to her constantly so she finally sat down and just started writing. She always wanted to do it so she figured, why not? Today Willow cannot be happier for making that decision!
 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Smoke and Lyrics by Holly Hall!

 
Country star Jenson King is accustomed to fighting battles and losing--in his career, in his love life, and with alcohol. Following his divorce, thousands, if not millions, of fans are counting on his comeback. But how does one find the spark of passion when it's long since burned out?

Lindsey Farrar wants nothing more than to prove herself as a music photographer. Fiery and independent, she'd work countless side jobs to fuel her dream rather than ride the coattails of someone else's name to success. After a chance encounter, Lindsey shakes up everything Jenson believes about life and that other four-letter word.

After all he's been through, Jenson isn't willing to let anything meaningful slip out of his grasp. But Lindsey's determined to shine all on her own, and Jenson casts an enormous shadow.




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Author bio:
 
Holly Hall was raised in North Texas. She drinks coffee on the daily, would love to get paid to travel for a living, thinks animals are often better than humans, can count on one hand the number of things she loves more than reading and Texas A&M football (okay, that might be an exaggeration), and couldn’t handpick a better family than her enormous one. She is currently the reluctant resident of Houston, Texas with her husband and German shepherd. She is the author of three other standalone contemporary romances, Forever Grace, All the Pieces That You Left, and Love in Smoke.
 
 
 
Giveaway!
 
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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: If Love Was Fair by Savannah Stewart!

 
Life wasn’t fair…and I’d learned that on far too many occasions.

Arbor Kenton had one goal, to flee the toxicity of her hometown. She’d thrown a dart at a map and decided wherever it landed she would move without hesitation.

One night was all she had left before she’d hit the road and never look back. But little did she know just how life altering that night would be.


I know I can’t ask you to stay, and you wouldn’t ask me to leave.

Colin Banks was an aspiring musician traveling from town to town looking for his big break.

One night in a new town would end up shaking the once firm foundation of his dreams. What he didn’t foresee is what that night would end up meaning to him.

If love was fair, so much would be different.

 
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Author bio:
 
From the Most Beautiful Small Town of America & the Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown, Kentucky, Savannah Stewart writes Contemporary Romance, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense novels. She is very much a Leo, with one fur baby named, Jack. She's a Book-a-holic who loves music, tattoos, photography, singing, writing, & laughing. One of her favorite quotes is "Love is the beauty of the soul."
 
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Monday, 11 December 2017

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Marked for Death [Blind Jacks MC 01] by J.C. Valentine!

 
Excerpt!
 
   Hooking his arm around her waist, he pulled her flush with his body and murmured, “You’re the only thing right in my world at the moment. Ever thought of stealing a moment in time, just for yourself?”
   His eyes were filled with heat and his voice was laced with desire. Frowning, she tried to make sense of his words.
   “I live a dangerous and unpredictable life,” he explained with a fierce edge. “Sometimes, when I see something I want, I just grab it. Even if I only have it for a moment, it can live in my memory instead of my imagination.”
   Absently rubbing her hand up and down his muscular chest, she responded with a whisper, “That makes more sense than a lot of things I’ve heard.”
   “I like the way your hands feel on me. I know I ain’t nothin’, but sometimes a man needs a taste of heaven.”
   Looking up at his gorgeous, scarred face, she could see him moving closer. Her eyes drifted down to his lips, and before she could think of what to say, he was kissing her.
   If she thought he was going to be rough and demanding, she couldn’t have been more wrong. His lips ghosted over hers, teasing and pulling her into his thrall.
   Suddenly, her hands slid through his hair. His mouth became more demanding, his tongue swiping across the seam of her mouth. He was begging for entrance, and she wanted more than anything to give it.
 
Tiffany

Leading a nomadic life, I’ve been on the run from my rich ex-husband for years. I’ve learned every trick in the book, staying one step ahead of him and his trackers. He’s taken everything from me, and despite everything, I’ve managed to carve out a life. But he’s getting close again. It’s time to hit the road, to start over…but it looks like the universe has other plans.

Ryder

As Sargent at Arms, stalking the crazy man trying to kill my MC brothers is part of my job description. Protecting the club is what I live for. Unfortunately, today I’m the loser in our never ending game of cat and mouse. The last thing I remember before waking up in the emergency room is staring up at the sky while bleeding out onto the cold, hard pavement. Then the pretty nurse walks in and turns my world sideways, and those soft hands know just how to handle a big, angry biker like me. With a psycho on my tail, the stakes couldn’t be higher. I know I should walk away, but self-preservation has never been much of a strong suit. As my enemy closes in, I’ve got no gun, three bullet holes, and absolutely zero patience left. The question is, who will be the one to sign my death warrant—the crazy-ass biker who’s gunning for me…or the sexy-as-sin nurse I’ve got a hard-on for?
 
 
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Author bio:

J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.

Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.

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