SALES, NEW RELEASES, RECOMMENDATIONS, & PRE-ORDERS

SALES, NEW RELEASES, RECOMMENDATIONS, & PRE-ORDERS

Hey everyone!! Here are this week’s latest new books!!! *NEW SALES ADDED*

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OMG!! — Captivated by You by Sylvia Day is ON SALE!!!!! — (My Review)

Gideon Cross fans, this is the lowest price it’s ever been!! Only $2.50 (reg. $7.99) If you’ve been wanting the next Crossfire book, grab it now!! Limited time sale!!

This continues to be one of my Top 5 favorite series!! If you haven’t read them yet, the first and third books are also on a rare sale — only $3.25 (reg. $7.99)!!

“You’ll never be without me. We’re going to grow old together. Die together. I’m not going to live a single day without you.”

*** MOST RECENT FAVORITE ***

Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting

I recently finished this and loved it! It’s a contemporary romance (not paranormal) about two broken people falling in love. The hero is tall, dark, mysterious, and tattooed. He runs a tattoo parlor and is intrigued when the girl from across the street comes in and shows him the hauntingly beautiful, intricate tattoo she wants him to ink onto her. It’s kind of funny, sweet, but also edgy and a little angsty.

Here’s (my new review) and I’ll start the sequel, Inked Armor, next!

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Hollywood & Vine by Olivia EvansNew Release!!

This is a new standalone!

The hero is a famous movie actor and a total playboy. The heroine hates him at first sight. But she can’t stop thinking about him… Never expecting to see him again, she finally gives in for one night only … But when their paths cross again, sparks fly. With three little words, he changes everything…

 

Off Season by Sawyer BennettNew Release!!

Sexy pro hockey player alert!!! The hero spent had a one-night stand with the heroine. But even after she returned home to Ireland, he couldn’t let her to and they began a long-distance relationship over countless emails, texts and calls… and now, they both still want more…

This book can be read as a standalone but is also part of a series of standalones.

 

Enforce by Rachel Van DykenNew Release!!

This is the latest book in the highly-rated romance series “Eagle Elite” that is described as being full of “alpha males, mafia hotness, and violence”!!!

The first 2 books in the series should be read together, but the third and fourth can both be read as standalones.

Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, Book 4, New Release.

 

Change of Hart by ME CarterNew Release!!

Ahh!!! I saw this new release posted by Colleen Hoover and I love the sound of the story!! The hero is a professional football player whose life changes when he randomly meets with a little boy that just lost his father. As their friendship grows, so do his feelings for his mother. She’s a recent widow and he knows she isn’t ready to date, but he still wants to get to know her better…. (It’s a standalone.)

 
 

Jacked by Tina ReberNew Release!!

YAY!! I’m so excited to read this book! Jacked is a standalone spin-off of the Love Unscripted series which I loooooved (but you do not have to read those first).

The heroine is a doctor accused of a crime she didn’t commit and the hero is a police detective with secrets. A stolen car, a tragic chase, and a traffic stop crosses the fates of these two, tying them together…

 

Amour Amour by Krista & Becca RitchieNew Release!!

This is a brand new standalone from authors I absolutely adore. This story sounds unique and amazing!! It’s described as a “sexy and exhilarating” New Adult Romance can best be described as Cirque du Soleil meets the steamy, athletic romance of Center Stage.

Standalone, not part of a series.

 

Heart Recapture by Tillie ColeNew Release!!

This is the second book in this highly-rated biker romance series. Both books are about different couples but you should read #1 It Ain’t Me Babe first.

Now VP of the most notorious MC in the States, the hero has no shortage of club sluts warming his bed… until a certain blonde enters his life… He begins to see that she could be the woman who could capture his reluctant heart…

 

Lies Unspoken by Lisa De JongNew Release!!

Love triangle fans, this is the first book of a new series!

“I tried hard not to fall for the bad guy… I thought I knew him. I didn’t. The way he kissed me. The way his hands traveled every inch of my skin. I thought it meant something, but as it turns out, it was all lies unspoken…”

 
 

Release by Brenda RothertNew Release!!

The heroes of this series are all sexy pro hockey players and I’ve heard such good things about them. This is the latest standalone!! — “After living a nightmare, she came back to her hometown seeking solace. But her quiet new life is upturned by the hot, charismatic hockey player who’s taken a sudden interest in her.”

Full series: Bound, Captive, Edge, Drive, Release.

 

Chasing The Tide by A Meredith WaltersNew Release!!

This is the sequel to Reclaiming The Sand and is direct the continuation of Flynn & Ellie’s story. You should read RTS first!

They were able to find an unlikely yet beautiful love…
and now they must learn how far they are willing to go to stay together.

 
 

Broken Promises by Kelly ElliotNew Release!!

“Pain. Hurt. Regret. All of these are a result from broken promises. Love. Joy. Happiness. All of these are a result from finding someone’s way.

Love has two paths, happiness and heartbreak. Sometimes those paths intertwine. Sometimes we choose the wrong path. And sometimes we’re given the second chance to pick the right path. Which path will Walker and Taylor go down?”

 

Justified by Aurora Rose ReynoldsNew Release!!

This is the first standalone novella in a new series. “WARNING THIS IS A BOOK ABOUT AN OVER THE TOP ALPHA AND INSTA LOVE. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED…

After the first sighting, he’s fascinated. After the first smile, he’s infatuated. By the first kiss, he’s obsessed.”

 

Level Up by Hadley Quinn$0.99 New Release!!

A romantic summer turns into a life-or-death mission while first love attempts to heal a troubled soldier.

He was like nothing I’d ever known: tall, muscular, tattooed, rough in every way… except with me.. We were from two entirely different worlds and I couldn’t offer him anything but… me.

 

Inspire by Cora CarmackNew Release!!

The heroine has no choice about what she is — an immortal muse. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. The hero is sweet, sexy, and he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful… Her presence may inspire genius. But it breeds madness, too.

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Bad Romeo by Leisa RayvenPre-Order!! (Dec 23)

SQUEE!! I read an early copy of this book absolutely LOOOOVED it!!! It’s a new top favorite. Easily 5 STARS for me!!! It was this INTENSE “hate-to-love-each-other”, dysfunctional-but-can’t-stay-away, love-you-forever-no-matter-how-painful type of love story. It just had this SPARK to it that made my heart RACE!! It’s a second chance romance with a moody, brooding, tortured bad boy hero. I highly recommend it!!! — Pre-order here and Read my Review

 

Wild and Free by Kristen AshleyPre-order!! (Dec 29)

This is the final, highly-anticipated conclusion to the Threes series!! It’s paranormal romance but even if you’re not a PNR fan, you should try these ‘cuz holy hell, these men are A.L.P.H.A to an extreme!!! I love ‘em!!

Each book is a standalone, but they should be read in order. The first 2 are on sale for $0.99 each: #1 Until The Sun Falls From The Sky, #2 With Everything I Am, #3 Wild and Free. (My Reviews)

 

Fifty Shades of Grey movie tie-in cover

The new paperback version of Fifty Shades of Grey is up on Amazon now for pre-order with a hot new “movie tie-in” cover. The book itself is the same and this is not a replacement, it’s just a fun new addition for fans of the movie who want it. The original cover will still be available purchase as always. But I wanted a copy of this one too just for fun!! I love the picture — it’s both HOT & SWEET!!

 
 

Never Never by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn FisherPre-order!! (Jan 11)

This is downright epic!! Two of my favorite authors collaborating to write a single novel. This is definitely my most highly anticipated book right now!!

“Best friends since they could walk. In love since they were fourteen.
Complete strangers since this morning.
He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget.”

 

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*** RECENT RECOMMENDATIONS & REVIEWS ***

Darker Water by Lauren StewartRecent review!!

I recently read this and loved it!! It was exactly the kind of story I was looking for: UNIQUE, FUN, & SEXY!! The banter was awesome and the chemistry was sizzling. It was almost the opposite of a traditional romance — the hero and heroine were both openly set on NOT falling in love. He was all tortured and damaged but also cocky and charming (and loaded with tattoos!!) … It was a great read!!! Oh, and it’s a standalone :D — (Read my Review)

 

Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn — (Read my Review)

HOLY HELL. This book. WOAH. I could NOT put it down!!! It was gritty, dark, dangerous, intense, shocking, addictive, raw, emotional, captivating… just everything!!! A complex, multi-layered story with AMAZING writing and surprising twists and turns. If you’re looking for an unputdownable book, then this is it!

On May 15, 1975, fifteen-year-old Ginny is abducted from a convenience store by a member of one of the most notorious motorcycle gangs…

 

Addicted After All (Addicted series) by Krista & Becca Ritchie

SQUEEE!!! This is the latest Addicted series book (the 7th one) and I absolutely LOVED every word!! — Read my review — Without a doubt, this is my #1 Top Favorite “on-going” series. It’s sexy (I mean really, holy hotness!!), it’s romantic (their love story has ALL THE FEELS), it’s heart wrenching (I’ve cried more than once), but also heart warming and funny. The story is totally unique and it’s everything I could ever want in a series delivered with some of the best writing I’ve read. I HIGHLY recommend it for all fans of romance. Click here for more info.

NOTE: This series must be read in order. These are NOT standalones. However, there are no cliffhangers now so you are safe to start reading. They are all full-length novels. Here’s the full series reading order: Addicted To You, Ricochet, Addicted For Now, Kiss The Sky, Hothouse Flower, Thrive, Addicted After All.

 

Broken Course by Aly Martinez — (Read my Review)

Oh gosh, I totally loved this!! It’s the final book in one of my favorite series!!! — “Seven years ago, my life changed forever. Then fate led me to Leo James. He taught me that crazy could be perfectly normal and it shouldn’t hurt to breathe…”

Full series (all standalones but I recommend reading them in order because the stories are connected): Changing Course (My review), Stolen Course (My review), Among The Echoes (My review), Broken Course (My review)

 

Nocte (Nocte Trilogy #1) by Courtney Cole — (Read my Review)

WOAH. I could NOT put this down!!!! It hooked me from the beginning, kept me flipping pages like crazy right through to the end… and now I’m desperate for the next one!! I went in totally blind and honestly, I suggest you do the same. Just dive in and let the story happen!! — This is 100% contemporary, NOT paranormal.

“I love him. More than life, more than anything… He has the power to destroy me. Why? Because of a secret… I never see it coming. You won’t either.”

 

Sociopath by Lime Craven — (Read my Review)

This book totally messed with my mind and I still have no idea what to think. It was very well written and downright FASCINATING. It’s a dark romance and some parts did make me uncomfortable but I found myself SO curious about this guy and the way he looked at the world. The pacing is a bit slow, but like I said, I was fascinated by it. It was a MIND FUCK — totally twisted — but how could it not be when the hero of the story literally did. NOT. have. a. conscience. O.O

 

Bait by M. Mabie — (Read my Review)

FUUUUUUUCKKKK!!!! Yes, I’m swearing. I need to. This book put my heart through the wringer. I hated it. I loved it. I hated that I loved it. But I FELT so much for it!!! If you want pure, heart-wrenching, addictive ANGST, then throw your judgments out the window and read this book!!!

“For one night, I want to pretend like it’s me you’re promised to… Please?”

 

Becoming Calder & Finding Eden by Mia Sheridan.

If you only get one set of books from this whole list, get these! This 2-book series is just BREATHTAKING!!! Absolutely EPIC, unique, and unforgettable. Calder & Eden’s intense, passionate, forbidden love story captivated me and had my heart racing from the first word to the very last. 6 STARS!!!! — Click here for FAQs about the series & reviews.

 

Gravity by LD Cedergreen — (Read my Review)

*SOB* This was SUCH a good book! Those emotions just hit me SO strongly!!!! I honestly don’t know how to describe the story without it being misleading because there is a HUGE TWIST that changes EVERYTHING you know!! Like, really — woah!! I’ll admit that I actually knew the twist before I started and there’s hidden spoiler section in my review in case you want to know too. It’s unconventional but a really great story!!

 

Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward — (Read my Review)

I loved this new book!! It hooked me right from the start and I couldn’t put it down til the end!! An angsty, unconventional love story and such a roller coaster!! — It’s a complete standalone romance. :)

“You’re the only girl in the entire world that’s forbidden, and fuck me if that doesn’t make me want you more than anything.”

 

Deacon (Unfinished Heroes) by Kristen Ashley — (Read my Review)

ALPHA MALE FANS!! I loved this book!! A badass Alpha with a dark past, a strong heroine, and a gorgeous slow-burning love story in the Mountains. Another KA winner and definitely a new favorite!! — It can be read as a standalone, but here are all the books in the series: Knight, Creed, Raid, Deacon

“He looks at you like you’re the only reason he’s still breathing.”

 

Worth The Fall by Claudia Connor — (Read my Review)

I totally LOVED this book! The hero is an injured Navy SEAL vacationing on a beach who falls for a single mom there with her 4 little kids. There’s just something about a big, tough, Alpha man who accepts kids who are not his own into his life with complete openness that is utterly HEART-MELTING!!!

It’s the first standalone in a series of standalones (focusing on the hero and his brothers as they each fall in love). I can’t wait for the next one!

 

Black Lies by Alessandra Torre — (Read My Review)

HOLY WOW!!! This was the most BRILLIANT books I’ve ever read!! Please just TRUST ME and READ. THIS. BOOK.!!!! It’s such a complete love story. The twist is just WOAH. One of my favorites of the year. 5 STARS!!!

“I will fight for this love. Lie for it. Steal for it. It is worthy of that. I love her completely. She returns the love wildly. This love is worth the unsaid truths. The hidden lies.”

 

Broken by Lauren Layne — (Read my review)

SQUEE!! I loved this!! It was exactly the type of book I wanted now: FUN, SEXY, & HEART WRENCHING with kind of a unique modern-day “Beauty & The Beast” twist to it. It had a brooding, tormented & scarred hero (LOVE those!!) and a strong, sassy heroine who did NOT take any of his shit (LOVE that too!!). Definitely a winner!! And, it can be read as a standalone :D

A girl with secrets, a guy with scars, and a love that could save them both…

 

Don’t Let Go by Sharla Lovelace — (Read my review)

OMG!!! This is of my 5-STAR FAVORITES!! An absolute must-read of the year! It’s one of the BEST books I’ve read and tells a gorgeous second-chance love story that made me laugh and cry and FEEL the story with all my heart. IT. WAS. INCREDIBLE. !!! Highly recommended for fans of The Sweet Gum Tree and for pretty much every single person who loves romance.

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Book Review — Clipped Wings (Clipped Wings #1) by Helena Hunting

Book Review — Clipped Wings (Clipped Wings #1) by Helena Hunting

“Everyone has scars, Tenley. If we’re lucky, they’re only on the outside.”

I loved this book so much!!

It was one of those ones I’d had on my TBR since the day it came out but for some reason, I just didn’t get around to reading it until now and I’m SO glad I finally did because this is going on my favorites list!!

First thing, this is a contemporary romance (not paranormal in any way). I know a few of you were asking about this, but I promise it’s all real-world. It’s also the first book of a complete 2-book series so there’s no waiting between books!! (*squee*). And it’s  somewhere between New Adult and Adult in terms of steam.

This is a stories about two broken people falling in love. Yes, you can say that that type of story has been done before, but the way this author wrote this story gave it a unique spin that really made it standout in my eyes. It felt fresh, the story was engaging, and I really didn’t want to put it down.

The hero, Hayden, was a tall, dark, mysterious guy covered in tattoos that told the story of his painful past. He ran a tattoo parlor and was intrigued when the girl from across the street who he couldn’t stop thinking about showed him a hauntingly beautiful, intricate tattoo design that she wanted him to ink onto her.

“You need to be careful with her. She’s broken.”

“Worse than me?”

“I don’t know. Maybe… She has a lot of scars.”

He was attracted to her, felt protective of her her, and they had this connection he couldn’t ignore. He wanted to get to know her more, and could sense that the tattoo was a representation of her pain…

“The darkness in it told me there was a story I should know.”

She knew he was keeping secrets about his past but she also sensed that he understood her pain on a deeper level. They were drawn to each other and just couldn’t stay away. And so this is their love story.

“I wanted my mouth on her skin. I wanted to kiss, lick, suck, bite. And not necessarily in that order. It was like my body knew what it needed and my brain was working to catch up.”

This was a nice long book with a really great balance of all the feels. Overall, I’d call it edgy. It was sexy and steamy, but it also had a darker angsty side that gave it deeper emotional depth, and at the same time, there were so many scenes were just light-hearted and sweet to break everything up.

“She wants a tattoo, you know.”

“Have you seen the design?” I asked.

“No. But I almost convinced her to bring it by so you could have a look. Then you ruined it when you got all up in her space and tried to dry hump her.”

“I didn’t try to dry hump her.”

“You would have if there hadn’t been witnesses present… I don’t even know why I bother with you. It’s like herding a cat.”

And now throw in a dash of forbidden romance into this mix too because Hayden had a strict rule never to sleep with clients and the girl he was falling for had just asked him to tattoo her. He couldn’t stay away, but also didn’t want to give up the chance to ink her with the design she’d entrusted him with.

“I thought you said just one time.” Her hands slid under my shirt…

“I meant one night.”

“You’re changing the rule?”

“Didn’t I tell you about the fine print?” I asked, working a knew between her thighs.

“Fine print?”

“Mm-hmm.” My lips moved over her cheek to her ear. “Rules are subject to change.”

Honestly though, the first thing that struck me when I started reading was just how strong the writing was. I absolutely adored this author’s style. The story came alive so vividly in my mind. I felt the horror of her nightmares, the strength of their feelings for each other. I felt their pain and the intensity of their connection. My heart raced, I laughed out loud, I just was completely drawn in from the very beginning.

“His armor of ink and steel protected him; it kept most [emotions] at a distance. Getting to know the man underneath would never be easy. And yet here he was, letting me in, hoping I would do the same… Under all the armour he wore, Hayden was in pieces like me. It made him safe. He understood what I’d been through.”

WARNING: have cupcakes on hand before you start this book. You will crave them when you read. Hayden has a heart-meltingly adorable obsession with them and trust me, you’ll develop one too. ;)

“Do you really think you can order me around?” He crossed his arms over his chest in a show of dominance.”

“I have more cupcakes in my apartment…”

“Are you trying to bribe me?”

“Is it working?”

“Yes.”

Heehee :D

I really just loved this story. Yes, I’ve read many books about ‘broken characters falling in love’, so that part wasn’t new, but what was different was the way the author chose to build the story. This felt unique. It felt different than anything else I’d read even though it shared a similar base. I loved Tenley and Hayden, I was intrigued by their stories, invested in their relationship, rooting for their future. I loved the writing — so much of my book is highlighted — and overall this just really worked for me. Yes, there’s kind of a cliffhanger, but the sequel (and conclusion to their story) is out already so I’ll be starting that ASAP!!

Rating: 4.5 stars. First book of a complete 2-book series. Dual POV.
Contemporary romance (NOT paranormal).

CLIPPED WINGS helena hunting

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SALES, NEW RELEASES, RECOMMENDATIONS, & PRE-ORDERS

SALES, NEW RELEASES, RECOMMENDATIONS, & PRE-ORDERS

BREAKING NEWS: Three new books went live that I can’t WAIT to read: Jacked, Amour Amour, and Change of Hart!! (Also, tons more sale books have been added!! Check ‘em out below the new releases!)

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*** MY FEATURE BOOKS ***

Clipped Wings by Helena HuntingLatest Review!!

I just finished this and loved it! It’s a contemporary romance (not paranormal) about two broken people falling in love. The hero is tall, dark, mysterious, and tattooed. He runs a tattoo parlor and is intrigued when the girl from across the street comes in and shows him the hauntingly beautiful, intricate tattoo she wants him to ink onto her. It’s kind of funny, sweet, but also edgy and a little angsty. Here’s (my new review) and I’ll start the sequel, Inked Armor, soon!

 

Darker Water by Lauren StewartRecent review!!

I recently read this and loved it!! It was exactly the kind of story I was looking for: UNIQUE, FUN, & SEXY!! The banter was awesome and the chemistry was sizzling. It was almost the opposite of a traditional romance — the hero and heroine were both openly set on NOT falling in love. He was all tortured and damaged but also cocky and charming (and loaded with tattoos!!) … It was a great read!!! Oh, and it’s a standalone :D — (Read my Review)

 

Never Never by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn FisherMost wanted!!

This is downright epic!! Two of my favorite authors collaborating to write a single novel. This is definitely my most highly anticipated book right now!!

“Best friends since they could walk. In love since they were fourteen.
Complete strangers since this morning.
He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget.”

 

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The Charlotte Chronicles by Jen FrederickNew Release!!

This blurb on this new standalone makes my heart squeeze!!

They were supposed to be forever. They grew up together. She was his first love. He was her first everything. Until they weren’t…

How do you hold on to the person you know in your heart you are supposed to be with when everything and everyone in the universe is telling you it’s over?

 

Carnage 1+2: Boxed Set by Lesley JonesNew Release Sale!!

OMG. HUGE SALE!!! Both books in this amazing complete series are bundled together on sale for only $2.99 (worth $9.98) for a limited time only. It’s an INTENSE, BEAUTIFUL, totally GUT-WRENCHING, and EPIC LOVE STORY!!!

“I was eleven years old, but I knew without a shadow of a doubt I was staring into the eyes of the boy I was going to love forever.”

 

Loving You Is Easy by Wendy S MarcusNew Release!!

She’s a survivor of the front lines of politics. He’s a wounded soldier returning home from the battlefield. Can they place their trust in the power of love?

They start out as pen pals. But after he’s injured, their secret gets out and her reputation is ruined. And even though he’s totally wrong for her, he shows up on her doorstep, determined to set things right…

 

Ripped by Katy EvansNew Release!!

This is the latest standalone in the Real series.

A ripped rock star with attitude. An ex-girlfriend with a reckless plan… She assumed getting her heart broken by her bad boy ex could only happen once — until he comes back to town for the biggest concert of his career. When her plan to get back at him backfires, he decides not to press charges if she’ll join him on tour…

 

Nobody’s Lost by Kallypso MastersNew Release!!

This is a standalone military romance in the Name Your LinkRescue Me series.

The hero has PTSD. Frustrated and ashamed of his inability to function in the world, he retreated. But when a retired Master Sergeant sends him on a mission to protect his sister from some unknown danger, his days of hiding out may be over… But she soon realizes he needs rescuing more than she does.

 

Last Will & Testament by Dahlia AdlerNew Release!!

This is a student-teacher (TA) romance with a twist!! — The heroine is a college student who becomes guardian to her 2 little brothers when her parents are killed in an accident. To keep them out of foster care, she has to fix up her image, her life, and her GPA fast…. Which is where Connor Lawson comes in. Not only is he a great tutor, but he’s also a great babysitter. And chauffeur. And listener. And he understands what it’s like to be on your own… But when they begin to fall for each other, their relationship threatens everything they have left…

 

What If by AJ PineNew Release!!

During his semester abroad, Griffin Reed almost gave his heart to a girl who loved someone else. Lesson learned… Something that could have killed Maggie Kendall took away the person she used to be instead. Her condition makes her dependent on sticky notes, photos, and medication to get through each day. The last thing she needs is a distraction… And the hero feel trapped by life. She makes him want to be a better man, and he makes her believe a future is possible…

 

Natural Love by S. CeliNew Release!!

This is a standalone forbidden romance told completely in the male POV.

“The secret she and I shared was the worst one of all. She was the one person I shouldn’t love — the one person I couldn’t love. But I did. I loved her. I wanted her, even though a romance with her threatened everything. It all felt so natural. And that was exactly the problem.”

 

Let Down Your Hair by Fiona PriceNew Release!!

This standalone is a modern twist on a fairy tale.

“One modern-day Rapunzel. One naked man. Two very different wicked witches.” At 22, Sage has barely spoken to a man, but she’s read a lot about them. When she meets the male nude model she saw from her window, her sheltered world begins to unravel…

 

Livvy by Lori L. OttoNew Release!!

This is the fourth book in a YA series “Choisie” that is a spin-off of the amazing and emotional Emi Lost & Found series. It is NOT a standalone and should be read in the order listed below. If you are new to these, I highly recommend starting with the Emi Lost & Found series. It was a 5 STAR read for me!!

Reading order: Emi Lost & Found series | Contessa, Olivia, Dear Jon, Choisie.

 

Hard Limit by Meredith WildNew Release!!

This is the fourth book in the Hacker series.

Blake Landon is a man who has everything — wealth, good looks, and the love of Erica Hathaway. The power couple has been through hell and back, and when life has torn them apart, somehow they have always found their way back to each other, more in love and stronger than ever… [But] on the verge of making the ultimate commitment, she uncovers an unsettling chapter of Blake’s history…

 

Alarm by Shay SavageNew Release!!

This hero is a “tall, dark stranger covered in tattoos” who is also hiding a secret…

Bad boys just aren’t her type – even if they are gorgeous and built like a brick wall. Her internal alarms warn her [but] she doesn’t listen. By the time she realizes her fears may be justified, it’s too late… His past is catching up to him, but is he the hunter or the hunted?”

 

Eyes Turned Skyward by Rebecca YarrosNew Release!!

This the second standalone in a series and is a forbidden romance. The heroine has a heart condition and is making it through her bucket list. The hero is training to be a pilot. He’s hot and reckless and they meet when he pulls her from the ocean…

Each book in this series is about a different couple.
#1 Full Measures, #2 Eyes Turned Skyward.

 

Wicked by Jennifer ArmentroutNew Release!!

This is the first book of a new PNR series taking place in New Orleans!

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm… But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets… There’s something he’s not telling her..

 

Breaking The Rules by Katie McGarryNew Release!!

This is the direct sequel to Pushing The Limits which is one of my top favorites!! PTL can also be read alone.

This book though continues Noah and Echo’s story as they go on their summer road trip together!! I fell hard for Noah in the first book — he’s a hot, smart, bad boy with a huge heart who grew up as a foster kid — and I can’t wait to read this!!

 

You And Everything After by Ginger ScottNew Release!!

“Since losing my ability to walk six years ago, I’ve relearned life. I don’t need sympathy. I don’t want charity. And I don’t do love. But she’s about to break all of my rules. She’s about to own me… And I’m about to let her.”

This is the second standalone in a series. It can be read alone but shares interconnected characters with the first book.

 

Easy Virtue by Mia AsherNew Release!!

This is the first of a 2-book series.

“Love is selfish… I’m the bad girl. The other woman. The one who never gets the guy in the end. I’m the gold digger. The bitch. The one no one roots for. The one you love to hate. I hate myself too… Everyone has a story. Are you ready for mine?”

 

Fragment by M.R. FieldNew Release!!

“Under the lights, amongst the jazz shoes… it is that dance that drives you. It is that dance that will continue to save you… Until him.”

“She is the reason I can’t stay. The reason that the covered bruises, the lies and the hurt are too much. I am no good for her. But when I see her again, I can’t stay away…”

 

Crossover by TijanNew Release!!

Ok this is a super cool idea. Tijan has written a crossover of ALL her characters just for fun and you can grab a copy for $0.99. It says that “if you’re a fan of any Tijan book, you’ll enjoy this!”

If you’re new to her books, here are all of them: Link to all Tijan books (They’ve been recommended to me by many readers!)

 

Doll Face by CM StunichNew Release!!

Rock Star alert!! This is the latest book the series ➜ “Lola Saints is my redemption. She’s the second chance I never thought I’d have. ”

This series should be read in order (the books have cliffhangers) but luckily several are out: #1 Real Ugly, #2 Get Bent, #3 Tough Luck, #4 Bad Day, #5 Born Wrong, #6 Dead Serious #7, Doll Face.
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#OFFICIALFIFTY — CHRISTIAN GREY POSTER GIVEAWAY

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Book Review — Darker Water by Lauren Stewart

Book Review — Darker Water by Lauren Stewart

“It would be a mistake, you know.”
“What would?”
“To fall for me.”

UNIQUE, FUN, & SEXY!! I absolutely loved this book!!

The banter was awesome and the chemistry was sizzling. It was almost the opposite of a traditional romance — the hero and heroine were both openly set on NOT falling in love. He was all tortured and damaged but also cocky and charming (and loaded with tattoos!!) … Trust me, you want to meet him! ;)

One of the most refreshing things to me is finding a story that defies the norm. It’s like a breath of fresh air, and that is exactly what Darker Water was. It was a contemporary romance twist on the Frog Prince fairy tale. I’m a huge fan of taking a classic story and putting a new spin on it, so this was right up my alley.

The story follows a girl, Laney, who’d been burned one too many times by jerks who claimed to love her, and so she decided that she was done with love. Clearly the whole thing was a myth. A fairy tale.

“Princes don’t exist, happy endings never happen, and love was make believe.”

So she stopped looking for it, stopped believing it would ever happen. And that’s when Carson, her (very unlikely) prince, fell right into her life. Sure, he may have been charming, but his dark, painful past had left him bound and determined to never, ever, under any circumstances fall in love.

“Let me guess,” I said. “You’re different from every other guy, searching for the one woman who will complete you. You’re considerate, caring, and really want a chance to know who I truly am.”

“Not at all,” he said… “Definitely not. Dear god no. That’s not even close.”

But this was perfect for her! She may have sworn off love, but she hadn’t sworn off men, and when he proposed a one-night-stand of amazingness, she decided why not!! He was honest about it — this was sex only. No strings, no commitments, no gooey emotional feelings — just two people having a good time.

“I am one hundered percent screwed up and without a doubt the worst possible man a woman could ever have a relationship with… I’ve never broken anyone’s heart because I don’t stick around long enough to create any of those feelings.”

Their banter was GOLD!!! I was chuckling to myself non-stop and highlighting everything!!!

“You  know that ‘Ribbed for her Pleasure’ doesn’t actually mean she’s all taken care of and you don’t have to do anything, right?” I asked.

“No one has put anything in my complaint box since I was fifteen. And I can explain that one — it was just a simple misunderstanding.”

So essentially the commitment-phobic guy who wanted nothing to do with relationships met the girl with a broken heart who no longer believed in love. It was a perfect match. The perfect arrangement. Until, against both of their wills, they slowly began to fall in love…. ;)

“If it could be anyone,” he whispered, “it would be you.”

I totally loved their “non-dating”. See this is why I said it was almost an anti-romance — they were so determined not to fall in love or date or develop feelings or attachments or anything, that nothing about this book followed the typical development of a normal relationship.

“No hand-holding.”

“Fuck no! Are you kidding me?”

“No whispering secrets in my ear.”

“Unless it’s something seedy or morally questionable that will make you blush.”

“No getting my jacket for me. Or walking me to my door after.”

“Does that stuff really still happen? In this century?”

“Not as much as I wish it did, actually.”

“I swear I’ll be nothing but rude to you the whole night,” he said. “In fact, I might accidentally forget that I brought you and you’ll have to find your own way home. You should bring some cab money just in case.”

The fun, flirty banter was definitely one of the highlights of the book for me, but I also really appreciated that there was a more serious side to it too. Carson’s past had genuinely damaged him and this got quite a lot of attention in the last half of the book. Oh, and this story was also quite hot!! Not erotic, but I was certainly fanning myself. It was all really just a great mix of everything.

“Carson, we can’t.”

“Shit.” He backed up and adjusted his pants, his clenched jaw expressing everything he was feeling. “Expect me to be inside you about four seconds after you say yes. And don’t make any plans for the rest of that week…

…I don’t want you to regret anything. So until I’m inside you, you’re allowed to change your mind. Even after I’m inside you, you’re allowed, although you might have to used small words and lots of hand gestures to get me to focus.”

Heehee!!! :D

This is a standalone with a sweet, happy ending. I do wish it had an epilogue, but since this is first book in a series of standalones, I’m sure we’ll see glimpses of Carson and Laney in the future. The next book will be about Carson’s brother — we got to meet him in this book and I’m very intrigued by his character and his story will be a contemporary twist on the Sleeping Beauty tale. Very exciting!! I’m so glad I discovered this series and now I can’t wait for the next Lauren Stewart book!

Rating: 4.5 stars. Standalone Adult contemporary romance.

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SALES, NEW RELEASES, PRE-ORDERS, & RECOMMENDATIONS

SALES, NEW RELEASES, PRE-ORDERS, & RECOMMENDATIONS

Here are this week’s latest new releases, sales, and recommendations!!! I’ll be adding more in throughout the day. Plus there are some upcoming pre-orders for this month that sound fantastic!! Happy reading :D

Skip to: New Releases | Sales & Price Drops | Pre-orders | Recent Reviews | Book Lists

*** NEW REVIEW ***

Darker Water by Lauren Stewart — (Read my Review)

SQUEE!!! I just finished this and loved it!! It was exactly the kind of story I was looking for: UNIQUE, FUN, & SEXY!! The banter was awesome and the chemistry was sizzling. It was almost the opposite of a traditional romance — the hero and heroine were both openly set on NOT falling in love. He was all tortured and damaged but also cocky and charming (and loaded with tattoos!!) … It was a great read!!! Oh, and it’s a standalone :D

*** NEW RELEASES ***

Mai Tai’d Up by Alice ClaytonNew Release!!

The next book in the sexy and totally hilarious Cocktail series. Reading order: Wallbanger, Rusty Nailed, Screwdrivered, Mai Tai’d Up.

“There’s something to be said for being the little spoon. You’re tucked in, you’re cozy, you’re warm and content. Someone is wrapped around you all night, not protecting you, necessarily, but if a zombie were to come in through the window, the chances are the big spoon gets it first, right?”

 

You Were Mine by Abbi GlinesNew Release!!

The latest book in the Rosemary Beach series (can be a standalone).

It was only supposed to be a summer fling. No one even knew they were friends, let alone lovers. Yet, for one summer, Bethy became his entire world… He needed to leave Rosemary Beach, but he vowed he would come back for her. Problem was, by the time he came back — years later than promised — it was too late. His cousin, Jace, had already claimed the woman he loved…

 

Zip, Zero, Zilch by Tammy FalknerNew Release!!

This is the latest addition to the amazing Reed Brothers series. These sexy, heart-warming romances are some of my favorites!! Reading order: TTT, SSS, CCC, JJJ, FFF, RR + EEE, MMM, PPP, OO, BB, ZZZ.

He’s the only brother in the Reed family who hasn’t fallen head over heels in love… Until he meets the one woman who makes him want to change his whole life.

 

Affliction: Knights Rebels MC by River SavageNew Release!!

Biker fans!! This is the second standalone in this highly rated MC series, following Incandescent. It’s best to read these in order!

Three little words are all it takes to rip his world apart. Lost in his own affliction, Sy has been living in a darkness he doesn’t want to let go of. Until she arrives and shines her light so bright that nothing else mattered…

 

Ready Or Not by JL BergNew Release!!

This is the latest standalone in the Ready series.

Jackson Reid is starting over with a new job in a brand new city. A single father to his son Noah, he hopes the change will help strengthen their bond. What he hadn’t planned on was Liv—his exotic next-door neighbor who drives him insane with her wild, new age lifestyle, but still manages to leave him aching for more.

 

Bring Me You by Ryleigh AndrewsNew Release!!

A pro football player in love with a female rock star!! I’m intrigued…

“Things may not have been perfect. Their careers made being together difficult. Her touring. His away schedule. As her success grew, they spent more extended periods apart. But at the end of the day, he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. Only her.”

 

Once Upon A Time by SK HartleyNew Release!!

This is the first standalone in a new series.

Fairy tales are for morons. Well, that’s what I thought until Gabriel Black barged through my life, turning everything upside down. He’s hot, sexy and little rough around the edges. But, he’s hiding something, something deep. Now I’m left wondering if he’s my Prince Charming or my fairy tale villain…

 

Owning Violet by Monica MurphyNew Release!!

The first book in a sexy new contemporary romance series following the lives of 3 sisters born to wealth, raised to succeed, ready to love, destined to make waves.

“One stolen moment, a kiss, a touch, and I’m hooked. He tells me his intentions aren’t pure, and I believe him. For once, I don’t care. I’m willing to risk everything just to be with him. Including my heart…”

 

Dirty Secret by Emma HartNew Release!!

This is a second chance rock star romance! First standalone in a new series.

He never expected her to come back. No one knows where she’s been for the last 2.5 years or why she left. But now she’s back… at the same time that his band is home on a tour break. He has questions and when his broken heart and her guilty one collide, she has to start answering them… “Their present is rocky, their future unknown. Only one thing is certain: her daughter will change everything.”

 

Ryley’s Revenge by LP DoverNew Release!!

This is the latest book in the Gloves off series — about MMA fighters finding love! This series of STEAMY romantic suspense novels have crazy HIGH ratings and should be read in this order: A Fighter’s Desire: Part 1, A Fighter’s Desire: Part 2, Tyler’s Undoing, Ryley’s Revenge.

One girl. Three fighters. Two of them want her, but one wants his revenge…

 

Presently Perfect by Alison BaileyNew Release!!

This is a full-length companion novel telling the hero’s POV of one of my favorite standalones, Present Perfect — which is now also on sale for only $0.99 (reg $3.99). Present Perfect was an angsty, heart-wrenching, deeply emotional friends-to-lovers romance and I loved it!!! — “I’ve been unsure about many things in my life except for one thing, that I have always loved him.”

I recommend reading Present Perfect before Presently Perfect.

 

Writing A Wrong by Tiffany KingNew Release!!

This is the continuation of the story in The Write Stuff.

It sounds really fun! The heroine is a virgin and a romance writer and the hero is a hot bartender (and also her cover model) who is stubbornly refusing to take her virginity!! “Stuck between a rock and a stubborn male, what’s a virgin to do? Seduce him, of course. How hard could it be?” ;)

 

The Masseuse by Sierra KincadeNew Release!!

This is the first book in a new trilogy! — She lives by one simple rule: don’t get attached, don’t get hurt. But he doesn’t play by the rules…

Alec is a tall, dark, and gorgeous bodyguard… He’s dangerous and she begins to realize that giving herself over to a man with so many secrets isn’t just putting her heart at risk — it’s endangering her life…

 

Idle Bloom by Jewel E AnnNew Release!!

After graduating from Harvard Law, Oliver Konrad, moves to Portland to start his career and his life. [He has] secrets he keeps hidden behind a mysterious locked door. His days are predictable and his nights are lonely until he meets Vivian on the subway. Her long raven hair, green eyes, and mile-long legs are achingly sexy, but the way she “innocently” fingers and licks her Boston Kreme doughnut can only be described in two words — complete torture.

 

I’m Yours by Ella MaiseNew Release!!

Have you ever been in love? So in love that you believed all the lies, again and again? Because I did… I gave Evan my heart, my trust, my everything, and in return all he gave me was pain. Stumbling around in a new city, I found myself in a stranger’s arms. He became the one who gave me hope again, day after day, simply by being there. And then he became the one who took it all away again. This is my story, maybe a simple one for some, yet still completely mine.

 

The Rocker Who Shatters Me by Terri Anne BrowningNew Release!!

This is the latest standalone in this series.

In the span of one night I’d gone from thinking I had a future with the man I loved to shattered at his feet. And then my friend came up with the perfect revenge for both our broken hearts. “I bet you…” I would let him back in, let him think he had a chance with me once again. And then I would walk away, leaving him broken and bleeding at my feet as he once had left me.

 

Skygods (Hydraulic Series # 2) by Sarah LatchawNew Release!!

This is the second book in this contemporary romance series and is a continuation of the story that began in the first book: Hydraulic Level 5.

Kaye Trilby and her ex-husband, world-famous author Samuel Cabral, vowed to fight for their rekindled love in rain or shine… [And] she is reluctantly drawn back into Samuel’s glittering and backbiting world of celebrity.. Can Kaye risk her heart with Samuel a second time?

 

Full Throttle by Julie Anne WalkerNew Release!!

Military romance fans!! This is the latest standalone in the sexy Black Knights Inc. romantic suspense series about a group of badass guys who run a motorcycle shop but they’re really a covert team of the most elite ex-military specialists…

The hero of this book is racing against time to rescue the woman who he loved and lost when she get taken hostage half a world away!!

 

Love At The End Of Days by Tera ShanleyNew Release!!

ZOMBIES!!!! I’m not usually a zombie fan but I’m intrigued by these books! They’re about humans falling in love in the middle of the zombie apocalypse and… they sound good!! I’m guessing The Walking Dead fans might love them. Each book is about a different couple as they work out their new relationships while trying to survive the end of the world… Check ‘em out!!

#1 Love In The Time Of The Dead, #2 Love At The End Of Days.
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