Saturday, March 30, 2019

BOOK REVIEW for "Team Player (Charleston Thrashers, #1)" by Julianna Keyes



Team Player (Charleston Thrashers, #1)
by Julianna Keyes
Publication date: March 29, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

SUMMARY:

Don’t hate the player…

BOTTOM NINE
Gwen Scott wants to love her job with the Charleston Thrashers, the MLB team she’s worshiped since she was a kid, but she can’t. Hateful colleagues and mind-numbing work make her days unbearable—until her head for baseball gets her exclusive access to the Thrashers’ clubhouse and she comes face-to-face with Tyler Ashe, the team’s sexy shortstop and baseball’s most ineligible bachelor.

BASES LOADED
Ty has sworn off relationships in order to focus on his all-star career, but with his best friend gone, his team struggling, and the press blaming him for every loss, the most recognizable man in the majors is in a slump. Until he starts spending his time off the field with a stern blonde who recites baseball stats for kicks and sees through his arrogant fa├žade.

TWO OUT
As the Thrashers’ season gets into full swing and Gwen adjusts to her new job, their fun banter and friendly teasing turns into stolen kisses and countless steamy nights. The team’s strict policy against player-staff relationships throws a curve ball into the mix, but they can’t hide from their feelings any more than the most famous man in baseball can hide from the spotlight…



REVIEW:

****(4) out of 5 Stars!

Other than the occasional soccer game that my husband talks me into watching with him on TV, I'm not much of a sports viewer; and definitely not what I'd consider a fan.  So I was a bit leery of this story because so much of it seems centered on baseball.  Which it is.  But only in the fact that most of the action occurs in and around a ballfield with a team of baseball players.  The real meat of the story, however, is all about the people and the relationships that they develop.  

Ty is pretty much your typical egocentric, playboy jerk.  But (before the action of this story even begins) he experiences some personal losses that make he start to reevaluate his life and what he wants from it.  

Gwen, on the other hand, is a reclusive loner who never ventures out of her comfort zone.  She weathers an even more devastating loss that basically leaves her floundering and unsure of what to do with her life.  

That they end up being perfect for one another is as much a surprise to them as it would be to anyone else (if anyone knew).  The tale isn't just about how their romance grows though; it is also about the many other relationships that both of them develop, especially among their coworkers, many of whom end up becoming true friends.  I appreciated the fact that everything didn't magically turn around both characters after they "found love."  They both still had real struggles and difficulties.  But, as in real life, at least it was easier to bare (mostly) when they had each other.  

There is quite a bit of baseball jargon and discussion, which gives a real feel for the game and this (fictional) team in particular.  But it is never so much that it is excessively boring or overwhelming to the actual plot.

There are quite a few things about the politics of the team that, while I'm sure are more than accurate, really bothered me.  One scene in particular at the near end was highly upsetting to me.  And I did feel that the very end was a bit too little too late.  But, in another way, it was also quite appropriate for this couple.  I'll let you read it yourself to discover what I'm talking about.  


I received a free eBook copy of this title from NetGalley, 
and have willingly provided an honest review.

#TeamPlayer

Friday, March 29, 2019

BOOK BLITZ for "Alpha Challenge (Shifter of Ashwood Falls, #10)" by Lia Davis


Alpha Challenge 
(Shifter of Ashwood Falls, #10)
by Lia Davis

Publication date: March 25th, 2019
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Feral, unstable, and hungry for blood are a few words used to describe a rogue. They also describe Alec Andrews’ leopard. The man is broken. The only things keeping him sane are his family, his pack, and a mate he can’t claim. Because claiming Rhea will bring her spiraling down with him the day the darkness wins. 
The wolf den mother, Rhea Scott will make Alec hers. Whatever it takes, she will tear down the walls he has built around him and his heart. The stubborn male thinks he’s protecting her by denying the mating pulling. He’s not the only one with a past he can’t run from. Rhea isn’t worthy of the pedestal he places her on. And she had never been a weak female. 
A new enemy rises out of the fallen Onyx Pack’s ashes. When a group of kids is taken, Rhea’s wolf goes into protection mode and won’t rest until the kids are home safe. No one was going to stop her. Not even the hotheaded, sexy, alpha male, Alec Andrews.
Excerpt:

Standing, she stretched and picked up her cup. Just as she thought, cold. She crossed the living room to her kitchen. She placed the cup in the microwave and push the quick start button to warm her cocoa. A knock sounded on her front door.
Glancing at the clock and noting it was still early—7:00. The knock sounded again and she went to answer it. Alec’s handsome, cocky smile greeted her when she opened the door.
Damn if all her lady parts didn’t spark to life seeing him. Her wolf nudged her move closer, take a bite. Stepping aside, she motioned him inside. “Come in.”
He stuck his hands in his pockets as he moved farther into the living room. “I came by earlier, but you weren’t home.”
“I went for a run.” She closed the distance between them.
He looked into her eyes and she could see his cat looking back at her. Damn, he smelled good. “Why are you here, Alec?”
His gaze narrowed and he tilted his head slightly. “Come to see you.”
There was something else beside him just stopping by. No matter how much he’d chased her, he never showed up out of the blue. He’d call first. “You saw me earlier.”
Okay, that might have been uncalled for, but she was tired and amped up at the same time. She didn’t have the energy to fend him off.
He opened his mouth then closed it. After several more attempts he finally formed words. “We need talk.”
She raised a brow. “We do?”
Frowning, he stepped closer so the heat from his body washed over her. His scent enveloped her, tearing down her resistance against him. It’s been too long since she’d had sex. She couldn’t do it with anyone as long as her mate was in the Pack.
“You should leave.” She turned to put some space between them.
Alec grabbed her upper arm and pulled her into his body. She whimpered and internally cursed herself for the weakness. He pressed his lips to her neck and her pussy ached and pulsed. Damn him.
“I want you so bad it hurts. I’m tired of waiting, Rhea.” His breath was hot against her flesh.
When his words sank in, her heart danced and her blood heated. Her wolf howled. “What…wait.”
Pausing, he studied her with brows drawn. “Don’t run from me, from us. If I’m not your mate tell me, and I’ll leave.”
Leave? Her heart hammered and her stomached soured at the thought of Alec not being in her life every day. He couldn’t leave the Pack because he was the Marshal, which meant she’d have to be the one to leave. She’d known he was her mate from the moment she met him thirty years ago. However, she was in mourning and still messed up from the head job Royce did on her. Becoming the den mother had helped her heal and focus. Alec had become a friend.
When he finally admitted she was his, she tried to deny it. She ran and pushed him away because he didn’t deserve someone as broken as she was. Someone with a past like hers.


Author Bio:
In 2008, Lia Davis ventured into the world of writing and publishing and never looked back. She has published more than twenty books, including the bestselling A Tiger's Claim, book one in her fan favorite Ashwood Falls series. Her novels feature compassionate yet strong alpha heroes who know how to please their women and her leading ladies are each strong in their own way. No matter what obstacle she throws at them, they come out better in the end. 
While writing was initially a way escape from real world drama, Lia now makes her living creating worlds filled with magic, mystery, romance, and adventure so that others can leave real life behind for a few hours at a time. 
Lia's favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers, but it's her home and she loves it!

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

BOOK BLITZ for "Roar & Lizzy (Slag Motorcycle Club, #1)" by Debra Kayn

Roar & Lizzy 
(Slag Motorcycle Club, #1)
by Debra Kayn
Publication date: March 25th, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

He’s an aggressive Norwegian biker. 
As President of Slag Motorcycle Club, Portland Chapter, Roar Akram is proud of the club’s Nordic heritage and criminal ways. He opens The Fire Ring as a cover for club business. But the server he hires at the bar becomes his biggest distraction. Lizzy with her sweet smile tempts him in every way. 
In his life, he takes what he wants. Whether it belongs to him or not. And, he wants Lizzy. 
She’s a passive independent waitress. 
One day, Lizzy Wheaton has a job and the next, she’s hired as a server at The Fire Ring. With a high medical debt hanging over her head, she gladly goes to work at the bar for a man who scares her to death. The closer she gets to Roar, the more she notices the trouble that’s hitting the club. But time with Roar has a funny way of changing her—making the forever kind of love possible. 
They live in a hostile world. 
With the sole purpose of gaining the Fed’s attention for their illegal activities, Slag Motorcycle Club will become the biggest threat to every motorcycle club from Montana to California.

Excerpt:

He set her up straight and turned her head. “Is that why you’re holding back? Do you think since I had you, I’m done?”
She nodded.
“Do you want me to prove I want you?” He trailed his fingers down her jaw and dawdled on her neck. “Right here?”
“Coco’s upstairs.”
“I don’t care.”
“I do.” She moistened her lips. “I’m not like you and your club. When I have sex, I like it to stay between you and me.”
His gaze intensified and he dipped his face closer to her. “If there were a chance you’d lose me tomorrow, would you not want to make love to me today?”
The way his voice grew huskier and more singsong had her vagina dancing. She couldn’t figure out if he were sweetness poised as a Norwegian biker or giving her a line of bullshit.
“That’s not funny.” She pushed against him to get off his lap, and he wrapped his arms around her, not letting her go.
“I’m not laughing.” His gaze dropped to her mouth. “No one knows what will happen. Not you. Not me. I would show you how I felt, regardless if someone was watching because it’s important that you know how I feel.”
The sentiment was endearing, but it brought her back to the worry that what happened within his club was more dangerous than he let on. Slag Motorcycle Club had more going on than running the bar.
“Where did you go today?” she asked, dropping the subject of sex.
He sighed and leaned back, gathering her hands in his. “I went up into Washington and visited another Motorcycle Club.”
“Why?”
“Why not?” He brought her hands to his lips. “Clubs gather, work together, and keep in touch. Much like friends do in your life.”
She studied him. It was a cookie cutter answer, and she needed to know more.


Author Bio:
Debra Kayn is published by Grand Central Publishing, Simon & Schuster Publishing, Carina Press - Harlequin Enterprises Limited, and repped by agent, Stephany Evans of FinePrint Literary Management. She has over fifty contemporary novels available worldwide where heroes and heroines come from the most unlikely characters. 
She lives with her family in the Bitterroot Mountains of beautiful North Idaho where she enjoys the outdoors, the four seasons, and small-town living. 
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

BOOK REVIEW for "Alpha (Vanguards, #2)" by Annie Nicholas


Alpha (Vanguards, #2)
by Annie Nicholas

SUMMARY:

Someone is about to get some Spice in his life.

Spice returns to Chicago searching for her estranged identical twin, Sugar. Instead, she discovers Eric living in her younger (by six minutes) sister’s house. The once nerd-next-door has grown into the kind man that makes a woman’s knees grow weak… and he’s offering to sleep on the couch so she can stay at the house.

Eric can’t believe Spice has returned. He’d given up hope of ever seeing her again, let alone having her stare at him like a tall glass of water on a hot Sahara day. But he has a secret, he’s the Alpha of Chicago’s werewolf pack. How does he explain that he’s been searching for his mate and he thinks he’s found her?

REVIEW: 

****(4) out of 5 Stars!

I enjoyed this volume even more than the first in the series!  It was a fun, frolicky story about the sweet romance between Eric and Spice.  Of course, everything is complicated by the fact that Spice has been completely out of their lives for a few years.  And also that Eric has since become not only a werewolf, but also the Alpha leader of his pack.  It takes Spice awhile to adjust to the new living situation: not only returning to live with Sugar, but also several members of the pack, and her sister's vampire lover.  Eric has loved Spice for a long time though, and she is recently grown appreciative not only of his new look and demeanor, but also come to appreciate what a nice guy he truly is.  Of course, there are the usual obstacles thrown in their way (their own doubts and misgivings, concerns about Sugar's reaction to them as a couple, the opinions of other housemates, etc); and the not so ordinary obstacles (including a very aggressive female werewolf hell-bent on having Eric as her mate).  Luckily, with some committment and hard work from both Eric and Spice, and some amazingly helpful advice and support from family and friends, they are eventually able to overcome all obstacles, and acheive their much deserved happily ever after.  

I received a free eBook copy of this title from the author, 
and have willingly provided an honest review.  

THIS IS A RE-RELEASE.
A Note from the Author:
If you have already read the previous version, I want to let you know that I rewrote most of the book. This is the first series I had published and I was young and fresh and full of mistakes. Thank goodness for the delete button. The story is still the same, I haven't changed or added any new characters. I fleshed out the old characters, added a few scenes, and just made it more meHope you enjoy the read! 

Alpha is currently just 99-cents on
Amazon Kindle!


Click here to read my 3-Star REVIEW of "Omegas (Vanguards, #1)"!
Author Bio


Annie Nicholas writes paranormal romance with a twist. She has courted vampires, hunted with shifters, and slain a dragon's ego all with the might of her pen. Riding the wind of her imagination, she travels beyond the restraints of reality and shares them with anyone wanting to read her stories. Mother, daughter, and wife are some of the other hats she wears while hiking through the hills and dales of her adopted state of Vermont. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

BOOK REVIEW for "The Dragon Swan Princess (Twisted Ever After, #2)" by Tamara Grantham


The Dragon Swan Princess 
(Twisted Ever After, #2)
by Tamara Grantham
Published:   March 26, 2019

SUMMARY:

Odette Von Alarissa is a prisoner, her captivity the result of a decades-old war between the dragon shifters and the witches. But there has been a recent change in her ownership. Xaldain Von Rothbart, the traitor responsible for starting the war, is her captor now. A dragon-shifter just like Odette, Xaldain has plans for her that are unimaginable—but with a magical mark on her shoulder that prevents her escape, and the survival of her people hanging in the balance—she has no real choice but to comply.

Drekken Von Fiddlestrum has returned to his homeland to find himself in an unhappy quandary. To save his kingdom, he must marry a noble – yet he has no desire to do so. When he crosses paths with Odette, he agrees to help her. But as their feelings for each other grow, it can only lead to destruction for them both. Drekken must marry for duty, and Odette must consent to Xaldain if she wants her people to survive. True love and obligation collide in this compelling retelling of the classic Swan Princess story.


REVIEW:

***(3) out of 5 Stars!

While this is a fun adventure tale, with a totally original take on the classic fairy tale, I did not enjoy this volume in the new "Twisted Ever After" series nearly as much as I did the first one.  Perhaps just because I am not as familiar with the story of Swan Lake as I am with that of Rapunzel.  Or maybe because most of this tale was so dready and depressing, with the individual condemned fates of both main players seeing so overwhelmingly unavoidable.  Or perchance it could have been the fact that I didn't find Odette and Drekken as compeling of characters as Gothel and Raj had been in their story.  I certainly did not like the latter two nearly as much in this tale as I did in their own.  In fact, none of the characters really appealled to me that much, with the exception of Kardiya.  It seems only fitting that she will be one of the protagonists of the next book in the series.  And I am quite looking forward to the tale of her and Rumpel!  

I received a free eBook copy of "The Dragon Swan Princess" from the Author, 
and have willingly provided an honest review.

Click here to read my 4-Star review of THE WITCH'S TOWER, 
a Rapunzel retelling and the first book in the Twisted Ever After series.

Purchase Links

The 2nd book of the Twisted Ever After trilogy, 
DRAGON SWAN PRINCESS, 
is on sale this week only for just $2.99.
So if you're ready to read Swan Lake 
with dragon-shifters, magical curses, and feisty heroines, 
grab your copy now from one of these retailers:

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Author Bio

Tamara Grantham is the award-winning author of more than half a dozen books and novellas, including the Olive Kennedy: Fairy World MD series, the Twisted Ever After trilogy, and the Shine novellas. Dreamthief, the first book of her Fairy World MD series, won first place for fantasy in INDIEFAB’S Book of the Year Awards, a RONE award for best New Adult Romance, and is a #1 bestseller on Amazon with over 200 reviews. 

Tamara holds a Bachelor’s degree in English. She has been a featured speaker at the Rose State Writing Conference and has been a panelist at Comic Con Wizard World speaking on the topic of female leads. For her first published project, she collaborated with New York-Times bestselling author, William Bernhardt, in writing the Shine series.


Born and raised in Texas, Tamara now lives with her husband and five children in Wichita, Kansas. She rarely has any free time, but when the stars align and she gets a moment to relax, she enjoys reading fantasy novels, taking nature walks, and watching every Star Wars or Star Trek movie ever made. You can find her online at www.TamaraGrantham.com.

RELEASE BLITZ & BOOK REVIEW for "Just Neighbors (Blue Beech, #4)" by Charity Ferrell



Title: Just Neighbors
Series: Blue Beech #4
Author: Charity Ferrell
Genre: New Adult/Enemies-to-Lovers Romance
 Release Date: March 26, 2019

Blurb

Every day, my neighbor tells me to have a good morning.
Every day, I tell him to f*ck off.

Kyle Lane is the town’s hottest cop.
He’s also the man I’ve despised since high school.
Each morning, he stands on his porch with an annoying smirk on his perfect face.
He’s made it his life’s mission to get under my skin.

Until one day, he’s no longer on his porch but on mine.
He claims he wants to redeem himself for ruining my reputation.
My instincts tell me to stay away, but with each morning he shows up, it becomes harder and harder to resist his charm.

I was never supposed to fall in love with my neighbor and once he finds out my secret, we’ll forever be enemies.

Review

***(3) out of 5 Stars!

Wow, this book was powerful!  It starts out with Kyle most definitely being the bad guy.  And things aren't looking up for him in that regard for quite some time, especially the more we learn about his history with Chloe.  But things aren't always as they seem, including Kyle.  Through a series of twists and turns and revelations, including several flashbacks, the more we learn about both of these characters, as well as those around them.  To say that there were a few surprises is a vast understatement.  Perhaps the biggest surprise is how truly in love with and devoted Kyle is to Chloe.  Which still doesn't stop him from hurting her yet again.  In fact, one of the reasons that this book doesn't get a higher star rating from me is the simple fact that it was so down, dreary and depressing.  After all of the horrible things thrown at Chloe throughout her life, I often wondered why she would even want to go on.  Thankfully, there are some redeeming moments and saving graces, then Kyle and Chloe eventually get to have some semblance of a happily ever after, but it is definitely hard won and certainly not without repurcussions and long-lasting effects.  



Purchase Links

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Author Bio

Charity Ferrell resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew
up riding her bicycle to her library and reading anything she could get her hands on. Angst is her happy place, and she loves writing about flawed people finding love. She loves the basics—books, shoes, and online shopping.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

BLOG TOUR & AUTHOR INTERVIEW for "A New World - Contact" by M.D. Neu

A New World – Contact
by M.D. Neu
Publication date: February 4th, 2019
Genres: LGBTQ+, Science Fiction
A little blue world, the third planet from the sun. It’s home to 7 billion people with all manner of faiths, beliefs and customs, divided by bigotry and misunderstanding, who will soon be told they are not alone in the universe. Anyone watching from the outside would pass by this fractured and tumultuous world, unless they had no other choice. Todd Landon is one of these people, living and working in a section of the world called the United States of America. His life is similar to those around him: home, family, work, friends and a husband. 
On the cusp of the greatest announcement humankind has ever witnessed, Todd’s personal world is thrown into turmoil when his estranged brother shows up on his front porch with news of ships heading for Earth’s orbit. The ships are holding the Nentraee, a humanoid race who have come to Earth in need of help after fleeing the destruction of their homeworld. How will one man bridge the gap for both the Humans and Nentraee, amongst mistrust, terrorist attacks and personal loss? Will this be the start of a new age of man or will bigotry and miscommunication bring this small world to its knees and final end?

~AUTHOR INTERVIEW with M.D. Neu~

1) What gave you the inspiration for the storyline?

My stories all typically start with ‘what if’. For this novel a couple of things happened. One, I had the ‘what if’ moment. What if aliens showed up tomorrow? Two, I had the main character Todd and the other main character Mirtoff start talking to me and telling me their stories. But, the big thing was, my day job is working for a non-profit that handles a lot of immigration and refugees and it amazes me what some of these people go through. So, as the story started to come together I wanted to tell a story about that, but as a Sci Fi story. I wanted to see how it would affect our world as it is right now. What would we do? How would we react? How would this affect global politics? How would it affect religion? What affect would it have on social issues? All those questions we ask about immigration and refugees, I wanted to address in a Sci Fi setting.

2) Are there any hidden themes in the book that you hope readers will discover?

LOL. I think I answered that in your first question, but I will expand a bit. People are going to see a big mirror reflected back on themselves and I think (or I hope) they will ask themselves would that be me?  Would I be that character? Am I like that?  One of the big themes other than Immigration and refugees is religion. If you think about religion today, we are the only game in the universe; most religions say we’re it. There are only humans and nothing else, well when aliens show up, in the book, that whole belief has to change. How will people react to that?

3) Are any of the characters based on real people you know?

In A New World-Contact there are two characters that are a mix of people I know in real life. One is Dan and the other is Kati. Both these characters are sharp tongued and crass, but they are two of the most giving and wonderful people in the world, however, people get hung up on what they say and how they talk. In fact, my Editor and my Publisher made me soften them so they weren’t as offensive. Which, was a bummer, because these characters were a mix of actual people I know and love. In the book what you read is how they are, and I wanted to show that. It’s important for us to stop getting so hung up on words and how we talk, it’s the character of the person not what they say. I understand words have power, but the power they have is the power we give them and I think we need to take back that power. Anyway, so yes, Kati and Dan are based on actual people who I love and adore very much.

4) Who has influenced you most as a writer?

I’m inspired by the great Gene Roddenberry, George Lucas, Stephen King, Alice Walker, Alfred Hitchcock, Harvey Fierstein, Anne Rice, and Kim Stanley Robinson. An odd combination especially since several aren’t actual writers, but one that has nonetheless still influenced my writing. These people all have a unique way of telling a story and I adore them for it, and what they all do so well is create rich worlds that we can’t help but get sucked into. I hope I’m able to do that as well.

5) If you could have any three literary characters over to your place for game night, who would you invite, what would you play, what would you serve, and why?

Oh dear. Um… wow. I’ve had to spend a few days on this question, because it is so difficult. I think I would have to go with Louis (from Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice), James Quayle “Jim” Burden (from My Antonia by Willa Cather) and Nadezhda “Nadia” Chernyshevski (from The Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson) I know that is a crazy mix, but I really like all these characters. They are all so different and to me they are a bit of the same. Each, to me, is kind of in a situation that they didn’t really have full control over, and end up having to make some difficult choices, so they are fun to read. For the game I would keep it simple with a dice game called 10,000 it’s easy to learn and would allow us the opportunity to chat. With Louis being a vampire, I suppose a trip to the blood bank would be in order, or maybe he could dine before he arrived. As for Jim and Nadia I would make homemade chocolate chip cookies and have cheese and crackers. Perhaps a nice bottle of wine and with dessert a port.

I would want to keep the evening simple so we could chat and so I could get to know more about them. That would be the whole purpose, I would want to pick their brains and learn all I can, see what they think about the novels they’re in and see what got left out.
 
6) Do you feel that you can ever have too many books?

I enjoy reading, but I’m not a book collector, I don’t typically reread books. I tend to read them once and move on, I have a pretty good memory so I can tell you about every book I’ve read, what I’ve liked and what I haven’t, so with that, I don’t get the same enjoyment out of rereading as others do. If that makes any sense.

Author Bio:
M.D. Neu is a LGBTQA Fiction Writer with a love for writing and travel. Living in the heart of Silicon Valley (San Jose, California) and growing up around technology, he's always been fascinated with what could be. Specifically drawn to Science Fiction and Paranormal television and novels, M.D. Neu was inspired by the great Gene Roddenberry, George Lucas, Stephen King, Alice Walker, Alfred Hitchcock, Harvey Fierstein, Anne Rice, and Kim Stanley Robinson. An odd combination, but one that has influenced his writing. 
Growing up in an accepting family as a gay man he always wondered why there were never stories reflecting who he was. Constantly surrounded by characters that only reflected heterosexual society, M.D. Neu decided he wanted to change that. So, he took to writing, wanting to tell good stories that reflected our diverse world. 
When M.D. Neu isn't writing, he works for a non-profit and travels with his biggest supporter and his harshest critic, Eric his husband of eighteen plus years. 

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

BOOK BLITZ for "Cassidy (Hotel Series, #2)" by Ebony Olson

Cassidy
(Hotel Series, #2)
by Ebony Olson
Publication date: March 22nd, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

There is no better remedy for a broken heart than a holiday with your sisters. Holly Claire arrives in Hawaii determined to forget Benjamin Henderson. Fate wants her to forget him too. In her first six hours, Holly runs into the same delicious man no less than three times. When she literally runs into him, Sean Cassidy becomes determined to make it more. What harm could a holiday fling do?



Author Bio:
Ebony lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband, daughter, and six cats. She loves to read fantasy, thrillers, and paranormal romance, spending most of her free time with her nose in a book or writing.

Having always possessed an over-active imagination she spent her younger years regaling friends with fantastic stories, holding her audience captive with the passion and suspense of her characters plights.

She has numerous published works and shows no signs of stopping her imagination from spreading across as many pages as it can find. 

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Friday, March 22, 2019

COVER REVEAL for "Moonshine and Magnolias (Just Add Peaches, #1)" by Abigail Sharpe

Moonshine and Magnolias 
(Just Add Peaches, #1)
by Abigail Sharpe
Publication date: June 20th, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Hotel executive Wendy Marsh puts her career on hold when she inherits half of her family’s inn. Her to-do list? It’s simple: teach her spoiled cousin how to manage Fountenoy Hall, then hightail it back to her structured, careful life in Atlanta. Romance has never been part of Wendy’s plan – so what is it about the sexy history professor researching the inn that she finds so tempting? 
Rob Upshaw would be enjoying his time at the Inn at Fountenoy Hall if he wasn’t secretly hunting for a family treasure lost during Prohibition. Only a few minor inconveniences stand in his way. His uncle’s old journals are cryptic, he has only a vague description of the loot, and the beautiful, uptight innkeeper with a subtle sense of humor might hold the key to his quest. Even though Rob’s career is built on facts, he accepts he might have to lie to Wendy. But falling for her? That’s out of the question.

Author Bio:
Abigail is a Boston-bred Yankee now eating grits and saying "y'all" in North Central Florida. She dreamed more of being a stage actress or joining the CIA than being an author. While she still enjoys participating in community theater productions and singing karaoke, the secret-agent career was replaced by hours at her computer, writing stories of love and laughter and happily ever after. 
Abigail lives with her husband, two kids, and one crazy princess puppy. You can keep up with her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AbigailSharpeBooks on find her on Goodreads. 
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