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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 :)

Monday, 21 May 2018

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Bought by the Badman [Russian Bratva 10] by Hayley Faiman!



Giovanna Rossi was born an Italian Mafia princess, by blood only. Raised to be nothing more than a toy used to satisfy men’s pleasures. She was always available for a price. She never dreamed to hope for anything other than physical relationships.

Aidan O’Neil was once an Irish Prince, next in line to his father’s throne. He grew up to despise what his father stood for. After all, he helped bring the Irish king to his knees. His devotions now lie with the newly formed union between his Irish mob and the Russian Bratva.

An arrangement meant only to release physical tension, turns into so much more—it turns into everything. When a broken prince meets his match in a broken princess, their bond cannot be denied.



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Author bio:

I was born and raised in California. My husband and I met when I was just 16. We were married a few years later, moving to Oregon while he was in the US Coast Guard.

Texas is now where we call home, where our boots rest, and where we're raising our two little boys and a chocolate lab named Optimus Prime.

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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Blog Tour: The Roots of Us by Candace Knoebel!


Publication date: 17th May 2018
Paperback edition: -
Source: Kindle
Rating: 5 stars
Synopsis: The first time I saw Hudson Jameson, he was saving someone’s life.

The second time, he was ruining mine.

It was only supposed to be a vacation. A chance to let the Florida sun burn away the residue left behind from my failed relationships. I wasn’t searching for love. I was on a hiatus from men, especially ones with secrets.

Except Hudson had the gaze of a man drowning in his own miseries, and I was a sucker for the damaged souls. How could I deny him? How could I resist when his lips claimed mine?

I knew I couldn’t stay.
He told me he couldn’t bear to leave.

But some roots intertwine and refuse to let go, no matter how far you run.


I've read all of this author's contemporary and paranormal books and she has such a way with words that I always look forward to a new release from her! Her last contemporary book was also amazing, so I couldn't wait to read another one from her lol! I signed up to review this book as soon as sign-ups became available and started reading my ARC as soon as I received it! After reading, I can say that I loved this book a lot! The plot did go in a different direction to what I was expecting, but I enjoyed the direction that the author took it in and it actually surprised me, which I loved! The plot also had such an important message in it about forgiveness and about letting go so you can move on and be free! I'll admit that I cried at the plot, especially the ending and it was very emotional at times! There were some seriously hot scenes in the plot too, which I loved! I also guessed the big twist way before it was revealed, but half the fun is waiting for it to be revealed and seeing the impact! The twist did have a big impact and it made things even more complicated! The characters were also amazing and made this book even better! Hartley was the main character, and in this book she was on the move a lot with the type of job she had, so she had never settled anywhere! That changed in this book and Hartley finally found a reason to stay! She didn't though and this gave her a lot of regret! Hartley also had a bad relationship with her father and I could completely understand why she did! She came a long way in this book though and went through a lot of realisation!
Hudson was the love interest of Hartley! Hudson was a character that held his cards close to his chest! He was very shy and kept himself to himself! Like Hartley, he came a long way in this book and Hartley brought out the best in him and made him open up more and be more honest! Hudson was also seriously hot and so sweet! 'James' was another sort of love interest of Hartley! I didn't see any romantic connection between Harley and James and neither did Hartley lol! The two characters spent a lot of time together though, so it was inevitable that one of them would think that something romantic could potentially happen! This book was only written from Hartley's point of view, which didn't really surprise me because the synopsis made it sound like it was only going to be written from her point of view! I would have loved a few chapters to have been written from Hudson's point of view, but I could completely understand why it was only written from Hartley's point of view! I was still able to connect with the other characters too! I'm also really sad that this book is a standalone! I would have loved to have read more on Hartley and Hudson! Anyway, I can't wait to see what this author is going to release next and I'll definitely be reading it! It says that her next release is at the end of August, so there's not actually that long a wait lol! The cover for this book is also amazing! I love how much it suits the title of the book and I love how unique it is too! It doesn't have a person on it and this instantly drew me to it and made me want to read the story behind it! Big thank you to Candace for an ARC of The Roots of Us and to Inkslinger PR for having me on the Blog Tour!


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Author bio:

Candace Knoebel is a hopeless romantic with an affinity for whiskey and good music. Her love of words began when she met the boy who lived in the cupboard under the stairs. She's a self-proclaimed Lost Girl. Words are her mirror. With two completed series, her work ranges from paranormal to contemporary, all centered heavily around romance. Currently she lives in Florida with her husband and two children, and has just completed her thirteenth novel, The Taste of Her Words.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Release Tour: In This Life by Cora Brent!


KATHLEEN
Things I know about Nash Ryan:
Loner.
Unpredictable.
Wickedly hot.
Unforgiving.

Probably not the kind of man anyone should trust with an infant.
Definitely not the kind of man any woman should trust with her heart.
When Nash returned to town for the sake of his baby brother I thought I already understood who he was.
I also thought I was done giving my heart away until he proved otherwise.
But we don’t stand a chance.
Everything is ready to unravel.
And the secrets I’ve kept will be our undoing.

NASH
This isn’t the first time I’ve known tragedy.
Maybe that’s why I’ve chosen to remain alone.
But my life of solitude ends now because a terrible twist of fate has made me the guardian of my four-month-old brother.
Suddenly I’ve got a kid to raise and a family business to save and there’s no time for anything else.
That’s why Kathleen Doyle and I made this arrangement.
Once a skinny nerd girl who used to follow me around everywhere, she’s now a single mom with flaming hair, a killer body and too many responsibilities.
We told each other it was just sex.
We told each other there were no strings attached, no expectations.
We lied.
And the consequences will cost us.
But I’m not surrendering this new family without a battle.
Because in this life we might only get one chance to have it all.



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Author bio:

Cora Brent was born in a cold climate and escaped as soon as it was legally possible. Now, she lives in the desert with her husband, two kids and a prickly pear cactus she has affectionately named ‘Spot’. Cora’s closet is filled with boxes of unfinished stories that date back her 1980’s childhood and all her life she has dreamed of being an author. Amazingly, she is now a New York Times and USA Today bestselling writer of contemporary romance and begs not to be awakened from this dream.



Friday, 18 May 2018

Release Boost & Giveaway: Scoring the Quarterback [San Diegan 02] by S.M. Soto!


An epic Frenemies to lovers romance...

Luke Caldwell has three abhorrent qualities to him:
1) He’s a pig-headed jock.
2) He’s a grade A asshole with the biggest, overbearing ego.
3) He’s a manwhore.

These three qualities alone should’ve had me running for the hills. I tried to steer clear of him, I really did, but it was an impossible feat. Luke Caldwell was nothing if not persistent and the way he bulldozed through my life, not taking no for an answer is proof of it.

I tried to stay away from him.

I wanted to hate him. But I couldn’t.

Luke was nothing like the idiot jock I pegged him out to be. He became a friend, a confidant, and after one unforgettable night, he became so much more.
Whatever this is between us, it’s impossible to ignore. I just hope when all is said and done, I won’t be burned by the college bad boy.



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Author bio:

S.M. Soto was born and raised in Northern California where she currently resides with her son. Her love for reading began when she was a young girl, and has only continued to grow into adulthood. S.M. lives for reading books in the romance genre and writing novels with relatable characters. She refers to herself as a bit of a romance junkie. S.M. loves to connect with readers and eat copious of donuts that will surely lead to her demise (carbs are life).


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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Cover Reveal: Sweet Disaster [Stupid Awesome Love 01] by Ceri Grenelle!




Sophie…has stupid awesome sex with a stranger.

New York City summers are hot and sticky, which only makes what I’m feeling for the asshole in my new apartment building even messier. Usually, I reserve my opinions for my news articles, but when Tony argues with me, he tempts me to give in to my crazy. I yell back. He smiles. Something in me melts.

It was only supposed to be one time, but we can’t get enough.

With Tony I’m a new person, brave and unashamed. But anything between us can only be a fling. He’s offered a job in Rome. That’s good, right? With a long history of unreliable relationships, messy emotions are a complication I don’t need.

Tony…has a new sexy neighbor.

I’ve worked my ass off to climb the ladder at my company, even threw away my passion to prove I’m worth something. When they offer me a high position, I should be focused on my work. But no one’s ever spoken to me the way Sophie does. She pushes buttons I don't know I have. Forces me to confront a dream I gave up long ago.

In two months, we go our separate ways. No hurt feelings. No misunderstandings. That’s the deal. She doesn’t need to know I’ll be playing for keeps.

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Author bio:

Ceri is the author of quirky and sexy contemporary romance novels. She has a major weakness for sappy cuddle moments as much as hot and steamy sex scenes, and a penchant for writing snappy and sarcastic dialogue. She loves romance that isn't afraid to be awkward and uncouth, and thrives on flawed characters with big hearts.

A New York native, Ceri now lives in California with her two cats, Mercy and Eugene Fitzherbert, who should be very thankful she didn't name him frying pan. She is a proud functioning introvert and lover of all things geeky. You can find her haunting the Twitter machine or posting pictures of her ridiculous cats on Instagram.

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Release Day Blitz: Simmer by Stephanie Rose!


Simmer (verb): to stew gently below or just at the boiling point; to be in a state of incipient development

My life was always at a simmer… only stewing, never going anywhere. I was left to fend for myself when it came to affection or love, so I learned to go without.

I refused to let them see how broken and lonely I was; it was much easier to hide behind a false reality. I didn't want anyone's pity. I didn't need it. Pity wouldn't put food on the table or keep a roof over our heads. That was all me.

Now, I have a second chance at a dream long forgotten. It demands hard work and sacrifice—with absolutely no distractions. A recipe I already know all too well, raising a daughter on my own.

Drew Kostas is everything I’ve ever wanted but couldn't let myself have. He’s younger, gorgeous, charming—and relentless. He sees beyond the hardened shell I’ve built to protect myself, coaxing out a softer me I don't recognize.

It doesn't matter how I melt in his presence when the heat between us threatens to boil over.

That's the thing about heat. When it rises, everyone gets burned.

Especially when they're foolish enough to fall in love.


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Stephanie Rose grew up loving words and making up stories. Being able to share them with readers is her dream come true. This lifelong Bronx girl loves Starbucks, wine and 80s rock. Her voice often gets mistaken for a Mob Wives trailer.

She married her prom date and has a LEGO obsessed son. She believes there is nothing sexier than a good guy who loves with all his heart and has made it her mission to bring as many as she can to the page.

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Merciless by Willow Winters!


From USA Today bestselling author Willow Winters comes a heart-wrenching, edge-of-your-seat gripping, romantic suspense.

I should’ve known she would ruin me the moment I saw her.
Women like her are made to destroy men like me.
I couldn’t resist her though.
Given to me to start a war; I was too eager to accept.

But I didn’t know what she’d do to me. That she would change everything.
She sees through me in a way no one else ever has.
Her innocence and vulnerability make me weak for her and I hate it.
I know better than to give in to temptation.

A ruthless man doesn’t let a soul close to him.
A cold-hearted man doesn’t risk anything for anyone.
A powerful man with a beautiful woman at his mercy … he doesn’t fall for her.



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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!



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