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Let It Snow Blog Tour: Promo

Let It Snow: A Holly Grove Anthology

Publication Date: November 13, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Holiday, Anthology

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Welcome to Holly Grove, Vermont, dubbed the “best little town in the country.”

It’s going to take the residents of Holly Grove a lot more than an evergreen and a few strings of lights to pull off their famous holiday tree lighting ceremony this Christmas Eve. First of all, Mother Nature is not cooperating with her plans to dump the Blizzard of the Century as a Christmas present. Not to mention that the Mayor and Sheriff are both distracted, native Holly Grovers brought their complications back home with them, and the newbies to the town are causing their own special types of ruckuses. Each resident will have to be brave, face their fears, accept changes, and embrace their pasts, to pull together and accomplish the sacred tradition of their small town—the adorably quaint, low on acreage but high on drama, Holly Grove.

Experience the true meaning of the holidays, fall in love, laugh, and cry in these eight novellas, each a full story on its own, with characters who pop in and out of each other’s lives. We think you’ll like it here…

About the Authors

In 2016, a group of multi-published and award winning authors found accountability on Twitter in reaching their writing and editing goals through the hashtag #ameditingcrew. A strong bond full of encouragement and friendship led to discussion that fall to write a holiday anthology. Unlike other anthologies, where stories are 100% independent, this group created a quaint, fictional town called Holly Grove, Vermont where their characters lived. Each story is a stand alone, but with a small twist: characters pop in and out of each story through cameo appearances. Pitched as an anthology with the small town feel of THE GIRLMORE GIRLS, and the woven story line like the movies LOVE, ACTUALLY and VALENTINE’S DAY, there is a little something for everyone.

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Sundays are for Hangovers Blog Tour: Book Review

Sundays are for Hangovers

by K. Webster and J.D. Hollyfield
Publication Date: May 21, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy

Synopsis

For nearly a year, they’ve been at war.
Cops. Forks. Eggs.
Two feuding neighbors who couldn’t be more opposite, forced to live next door to one another.
Neither is backing down.

She drives him crazy with her loud nineties rap music.
He gets under her skin the way he obsesses over his stupid perfect lawn.

She fantasizes about having sex with the hot nerd—but with duct tape over his dumb mouth.
He has dirty dreams of the bombshell beauty where he bangs the crazy right out of her—nightmares of course.
Anger isn’t the only thing heating up between these two.

They think this is a battle only one of them can win…
The growing attraction between them, though, seems to be far more stubborn than the two of them combined.

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Review

I last read a romance, back in April, that is like, more than a month ago. So I was really craving a romance novel and this book was just the perfect dose to satiate my cravings. I won’t say I didn’t have any issues with this novel, but I still enjoyed reading this book a lot and would definitely recommend it.

If you know me you would know that I love those book that has strong independent women and Sundays are for Hangovers just had that. Lilith is a strong and independent woman who left her rich father’s house to live her life on her own way. I really loved Lilith’s personality. I think she should be on my list of best book heroines.

I also loved Will’s character, he is a bank auditor who loves to keep his house and yard immaculate. The love that he had for Lilith and way he was ready to fight everything that stood between them just made me love his character so much more.

Sundays are for Hangovers stood for its claim of being a romantic comedy because I had a lot of laugh out loud moments while reading this book and seriously, I absolutely needed this good laugh after the bout of exams I just completed. This book was quite a steamy read, which was an added bonus 😉 because it helped me relax after a such a busy month of exams. Sundays are for Hangovers was more of a light read, it didn’t had too many “pulling at my heart strings” moments, but I won’t complain because it was just the perfect amount for a romantic comedy.

I had just two problems with this book. The first is I thought that Lilith and Will became enemies to lover really too quickly. I wanted the enemy part to stretch out a bit more before becoming lovers. Second was that I found that the issues between Lilith and her parents got sorted a little too abruptly. I would have liked a little more explanation about how the issues got sorted. Apart from these two, there were no major issues. And I will be honest, though these two issues were there but I still loved this novel a lot and enjoyed reading it.

LIFE AT 17 RATING

🎐🎐🎐🎐

(4 out of 5 stars)

About K. Webster

K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

About J.D. Hollyfield

Author JD Hollyfield

Creative designer, mother, wife, writer, part time superhero…

J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she is not trying to save the world one happy ending at a time, she enjoys the snuggles of her husband, son and three doxies. With her love for romance, and head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own story to life.

Life in a Rut, Love not Included is her Debut Novel. J.D. Hollyfield lives in the Midwest, and is currently at work on blowing the minds of readers, with the additions of her new books and series, along with her charm, humor and HEA’s.

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No Cowboy Required: Book Spotlight

No Cowboy Required

by JoAnn Sky
Publication Date: May 14, 2018
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Bliss, Contemporary, Romance

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SYNOPSIS:

Grace Harper is a pro at handling the unexpected—which comes in handy when she inherits the ranch she ran away from years ago…along with a young, autistic stepbrother she’s never met. And because nothing ever goes easy for her, Grace finds her frustrating, sexy ex-flame, Noah, taking care of JJ. But if she’s getting out of this nowhere town, she’ll have to find a way to keep from throttling Noah—without kissing him first.

Noah Taylor may be enemy number one to Grace, but she needs his help. He knows the girl he used to love is still there, beneath the heels and fancy clothes, so he’ll help her—and keep his distance like she says she wants. Only the more time they spend together, the closer he wants to get. Graci has no intention of staying, but she belongs in his arms—he just has to prove it to her.

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ABOUT JOANN SKY

JoAnn Sky writes adult contemporary romance and young adult romance with a magical twist. As J.A. Sky, she writes children’s books. For more information about her children’s stories, go to: www.dogsandbooks.com.

JoAnn is a member of Romance Writers of America and its YARWA and Golden Network chapters. Her manuscripts have seen success in various RWA-sponsored contests, including as a Golden Heart® finalist in 2014 (YA category) and 2017 (Contemporary Short category). Originally from the Midwest, JoAnn currently lives in northern Nevada with her husband a.k.a. love of her life, three teenage children, and three crazy rescue dogs.

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Escort Blog Tour: Book Review

Escort

by Skye Warren
Publication Date: March 20, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis

There is no shame in pleasure. And no love in business.

I have a blind date tonight, and I know with 100% certainty that I’m getting lucky. There shouldn’t be any surprises, not for one as jaded as me, but when I walk into the penthouse suite of L’Etoile, everything changes.

1) For one thing, Bea is heartstoppingly gorgeous. Pale green eyes and endless freckles. Curves I want to spend all night exploring, as if her body was made for me.

2) Her innocence makes me want to use my entire inventory of bedroom tricks on her and then invent a few more.

3) Except that… she’s a virgin.

I can initiate her into the world of desire without letting her get attached, can’t I? A few hours of tutoring, and at the end of the night a small fortune will be deposited into my bank account.

Yes, you read that right. There are many words for what I do. After all, mine is the oldest profession. I’m an escort, which means this date is nothing more than a mutually enjoyable transaction.

But once I realize one night with her won’t be enough, I’m the one who’s screwed.

ESCORT is a standalone contemporary romance that releases on March 20th!

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Review

I wanted to try something written by Skye Warren, so when ESCORT went on a tour organised by Indiesage PR, I grabbed the opportunity and signed up to review this book. I am so glad I did that because I really enjoyed reading this novel. Actually I read this novel in one sitting. Yes, ESCORT was this addicting.

ESCORT is written as first person narrative of Hugo, the male lead, the highest paid escort of the town. His each and every emotion was expressed very beautifully by the author. Sometimes these emotions warm your heart, sometimes they pull a tear out of your eyes.

Both the main characters, Hugo and Bea were really good. Hugo is a handsome hunk who could sweep any woman off her feet and obviously could give them nights they would never be able to forget. Bea is a sweet girl, with sharp wit and fingers which could do magic with the piano. They both had painful pasts, past demons and present troubles, they overcame all of that to etch a happily ever after together.

The concept of the story was good and the characters were awesome but I have this one little problem with the novel, that is I felt the end was a bit haste, slightly abrupt, it felt like the story of Hugo and Bea was wrapped up in a rush. I think that a few more pages before they got their happily ever after would been better. Even though I had this slight problem but I still enjoyed reading Hugo and Bea’s story.

Final Words

If you are looking for your next romance read, something with steam, a beautiful storyline and awesome characters, then you should definitely click on the buy links and get yourself a copy of Escort.

LIFE AT 17 RATING

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(4 OUT OF 5 STARS)

Praise for ESCORT:

“My heart is fluttering with all the feelings from this incredible read… I always crave a new story from this author, and this time her gorgeous writing and poignant imagination shine with a unique and touching light.” – Babel, Goodreads reviewer

About Skye Warren

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.

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Limelight_book Blitz: Book Review

Limelight

by Alyson Santos
Publication Date: March 12, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Standalone

SYNOPSIS

I’m unpredictable.
A genius, an underachiever.
I’m the song, the voice, the passion, the pain.
I am failure.
I do music because it’s what I am, but sometimes that’s not enough.
A slave to my nature, I wait for it to show mercy and drop a gift in my lap.
Because the music chose me.
I’m its victim not its gift.

She destroyed my career.
Ruined my life.
Pushed me from the shadows and exposed my lies.
She’s the fire that destroys lesser men,
and now her flames are aimed at me.
She loves to watch me burn,
but the part we never saw coming?

Sometimes it takes a fire to ignite a spark
And slay the darkness.

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Welcome to my stop for Limelight Book Blitz. For my stop I am going to review Limelight.

REVIEW

When I picked up this book, I was like, another romance story, same old enemies to lovers story….. But with Limelight, I was wrong. So there is enemies to lovers story but there were so many different elements that actually makes this book stand out from the other books of this genre.

Mila is a blogger, who has millions of followers and whose one post can make or break a musician’s career. Limelight starts off with Mila taking a dig at Jesse and Limelight’s(Jesse’s band) musical career.

Jesse, is such a flawed yet such a beautiful character. I really want to say so much about him, but then again I don’t want to spoil your read. He was character that people will connect well with. After a few pages his pain will became my pain and his happiness mine.

Mila is another awesome character. She is a strong and determined woman. Even though at first she was Jesse’s enemy but latter when things changed, Mila stood by Limelight and Jesse like rock to support them.

Limelight is a beautiful love story. But I think Limelight is more of a story about falling down and standing up again and of finding yourself. Limelight is a story about fighting your demons and coming out victorious.

Enough good things said!! Now just one thing which made me cut 0.5 stars from this 5 star read. I felt the start, I repeat the start of Mila and Jesse’s romance was rushed. I think it transitioned from enemies to lovers way to quickly.

No, wait there is one more good thing left to say. There was this one twist at I think 97% that completely blew my head off and kind of sky rocketed this read from 4 to straight 5 (but gave Limelight 4.5).

This review is never going to end. I think I am in mood to write a lot today, but whatever may be the reason, I have to mention about the songs. Songs written by Jesse were so relatable, as if each song was snippet from his life.

I think the review won’t be complete if I don’t mention one person, who was a side character but glowed like an diamond. He was none other than Parker, Jesse’s brother who stood by him through his ups and downs.

Final words

If you are looking for a romance with a broken flawed hero, which is kind of painful, beautiful and hopeful at the same time then you should definitely give Limelight a chance, you won’t be disappointed.

LIFE AT 17 RATING

🎐🎐🎐🎐🔸

(4.5 STARS OUT OF 5)

Praise For LIMELIGHT:

“Gah. This book. THIS BOOK. I can’t remember the last time a book made me ugly cry like Limelight did. A truly incredible story!” – Jamie Schlosser, Author of the Good Guy Series

“Alyson’s writing is gorgeous: passionately poetic; brutally, yet delicately, descriptive; strikingly raw; and insanely sexy. I’m in awe of, and in love with, Limelight…and Alyson.” – Kim Holden, Author of Bright Side

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About Alyson Santos

I’m a writer, musician, and cat lover. I also have an alternative music obsession. Seriously, it’s a real problem.

I write what needs to come out, whether it’s pain, tears, or laughter. I write people and relationships, about the beauty and horror of what we do to ourselves and each other. I write Love. Vengeance. Compassion. Cruelty. Trust. Betrayal. Forgiveness. Darkness, and the incredible way humans destroy and heal each other.

I like to eradicate barriers, refusing to be confined by the laws of physics or limitations of reality. I will befriend a vast population of possibilities and introduce them in ways that might surprise you.

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Save Me: Cover Reveal

SAVE ME

by Cecy Robson
O’Brien Family, #5
Publication Date: April 25, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Standalone

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RT Book Reviews proclaims that the O’Brien Family series from award-winning author Cecy Robson “has the hottest brothers ever!” And in SAVE ME, it’s time for Seamus, the family’s most notorious bachelor, to find true love.

Three weddings. No date. What’s a hot stud to do when all the women on his speed dial are either serving dinner to their families or serving time?

Out of all the O’Briens, Seamus is the best-looking, most creative, and, did I mention, best-looking? Single at almost forty wasn’t a big deal until every sibling in his large and loud Irish family found “the one.” Now, he’s desperate for a wedding date, one he doesn’t have to worry will make out with the limo driver or rob the bride and groom blind.

Allie Mendes is the good daughter, who’s spent her life living in her perfect sister’s shadow. But when her sister steals the man Allie was supposed to marry, that shadow she’s lived in threatens to swallow her whole. Allie wants to believe a bright future awaits. But when she begs God to save her from this disastrous twist of fate, the last person she expects Him to send her is Seamus O’Brien.

Allie needs a stand-in boyfriend to avoid appearing as lonely as she feels. Seamus needs a decent woman without an ankle bracelet or a rap sheet as long as his muscular arms. The two make a deal to pose as each other’s perfect date. But weddings mean romance and a chance at forever neither had planned.

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EXCERPT

“Me little Finnie is right,” Ma says from the door, her Irish accent as thick as the day Grammie popped her out on a potato field.

“He’s the baby and already getting married. Promising me grandbabies like a good boy.”

He points at her and making a clicking sound. “You know I’ve got you, Ma.”

That did it. The moment Ma leaves, we’re throwing down.

Ma shakes her head like people do when all is lost and there’s nothing that can be done. “Look at you, Seamus. All strapping male with the strength and charm of an Irish prince.” She walks in, her steps slow and steady. It’s the same way she walked in when we were kids and we knew we were fucked.

“I just have one question,” she says, her voice light as it often is before she strikes. “Are you trying to kill your mother?”

Jesus. Here we go.

She holds her hand. “Oh, me handsome son. It’s a simple question really. Do you want me to die?”

“You want Ma to die?” Wren yells from the other room. She shuffles in with enough white fabric trailing behind her to sail across the Atlantic. Brenda’s other daughters, the not so slutty ones, charge after Wren, lifting the eighty feet of material high in the air.

Wren points an irate finger at me. “If you give Ma the big one, you’re going to really piss me off. You and me both know we never thought this shit was going to happen,” she adds, motioning to layers of dress.

Brenda’s daughters, Finnie, and Ma nod their heads in unison. My sister is beautiful. I can say that because it’s true, even though right now she looks like a Barbie doll shoved into a giant cupcake. Like me she has black hair, blue eyes, and light skin. If you cut us, we’d bleed Leprechauns that would dance a jig the moment their little feet hit the floor. We’re that Irish.

Wren’s problem is she has a mouth most sailors would run screaming from, and an attitude that’s even less polite. Let’s face it, none of us ever thought Wren would meet a man strong enough to tame her.

I’m happy for her and everything, but right now it sucks balls.

Wren was my safety-net because of her mouth. Finnie was too, because he was the youngest and always in trouble. As far as I was concerned, I had years, no, decades before I had to worry about settling down. But life can be a real bitch and here she is waving two giant middle fingers at me now that Finn and Wren are getting hitched.

“So what if I’m not married? So what if I haven’t popped out a few kids?” I hold out my arms. “Plenty of women have had the absolute pleasure of sampling the merchandise—”

I wince when Ma slaps me upside the head. She might be five feet nothing, but she has the agility of a cobra, and possibly the ability to fly. I’m almost 6’2. How the hell can she can reach me?

“And what happened to all these ‘ladies’ who sampled the merchandise?” Ma demands.

“I think the one is back in prison,” Finnie offers. He frowns, giving it a lot of thought. “Larceny and Fraud. Right, Seamus?”

“It’s where most of the skanks he dated belong,” Wren agrees. “Remember Kenna O’Sullivan?” We all collectively cross ourselves, including Miss Brenda’s daughters. “They never did find the body.”

“Yeah. She was a nutcase.” My voice trails. I’m not doing myself any favors. Thank God Finn has my back.

“Hey, Shoshana Greenstone was nice. Oh, and her husband was pretty damn understanding when he found out you were banging her.”

“I didn’t know she was married!” I yell for the hundredth time. “I just, you know, thought she worked odd hours.”

Wren grins. “No, she just had trouble finding a babysitter for her kids.”

“What about the others?” Ma asks. “The girls have liked you since you were a wee boy.”

“I don’t know,” I answer truthfully, my annoyance making my voice sound gruff. “No one’s really ever done it for me.” I look at them. “You want them to do it for me, don’t ya?”

Wren places her hands on her hips. She may look like a lady, all soft and dainty in all that lace, but she’ll never exactly think or talk like one. “You mean besides in the backseat of your truck?” She nods. “Yeah, that would be nice.”

Ma leans in. I know what she’s going to say, even before she says it. “I was younger than you when I pushed out your baby brother onto the cold kitchen floor.”

Finn holds out his hand, looking a little green. “Ma, please don’t. Miss Brenda won’t like it if I puke on her stuff before I pay for it.”

“Then you better pay for it,” Wren says, knowing once more it’s time to tell the divine tale of Finn’s birth.

Shoot me.

The birth of a child is supposed to be a good thing, a beautiful thing, filled with miracles, stuffed animals, and balloons. Maybe for most families it is, under the right conditions. But my family doesn’t tend to do things the right way. I suppose it’s one of the many things that makes us “us.” Our hearts are usually in the right place. But the right way for birthing babies means a hospital and under sanitary conditions—not in a kitchen barely big enough for a refrigerator and stove.

I remember that day clearly. Ma was making shepherd’s pie, until she wasn’t. Her water broke like an extra-large water balloon thrown on the floor by a very pissed off toddler. She started screaming, then Angus started screaming, and Curran almost fainted. Five contractions later, Finnie was coming out and there wasn’t anything we could do to stop him.

Bastard. I missed my baseball game because of him.

ABOUT CECY ROBSON

Cecy Robson is an author of contemporary and new adult romance, young adult adventure, and award-winning urban fantasy. A double-nominated RITA® Finalist, Winner of the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and published author of more than twenty titles, you can typically find Cecy on her laptop or stumbling blindly in search of caffeine.

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Vanquished_Blog Tour: Spotlight

Vanquished

by LeTeisha Newton

Publication Date: August 14, 2017

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance

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If I should die before I wake…

Then my soul is Caesar’s to take. He pulls me down, he lifts me up.

And then he leaves me in the muck.

If I should fall before I fly…

Then they know it was the fault of mine. He taught me better, he led the way.

I just didn’t know how to stay.

And if I should not gain his heart…

Fuck that, he made me this way. Curled my thoughts and twisted me. 

He belongs to me, forever.

WARNING: This book is DARK. So dark, I barely found my way writing it. Know this. Understand it. Believe it. It’s one long warning from beginning to end, but the love found between the pages is everlasting. This is NOT a conventional couple, and they don’t come together with rainbows and silver linings. There’s pain. There’s violence. There’s blood. You have been warned. Please … Please, walk away if a filthy dark story isn’t right for you. You will find no softness here. But if you like it so dark the sun won’t make you feel warm again, then you’ve found the right place, and Caesar is waiting.

About LeTeisha Newton

Writing professionally since 2008, LeTeisha Newton’s love of romance novels began long before it should have. After spending years sneaking reads from her grandmother’s stash, she finally decided to pen her own tales. As many will do during their youth, she bounced from fantasy, urban literature, mainstream, interracial, paranormal, heterosexual, and LGBT works until she finally rested in contemporary romance.

LeTeisha is all about deep angst and angry heroes who take a bit more loving to smooth their rough edges. Love comes in many sizes, shapes, and colors, as well as with—or without—absolute beauty and fairy tale sweetness. She writes the darker tales because life is hard … but love is harder.

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