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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Cover Reveal! Bryce by Lauren Runow and Jeannine Colette

Bryce (Sexton Brothers #2) by Lauren Runow and Jeannine Colette
Genre: Adult Fiction (Contemporary Romance)
Expected publication: November 15, 2018
Publisher: Self

“Truth or dare?”
“I’ll take your dare.”
“Kiss me.”

I don’t believe in Prince Charming, but when I met a handsome stranger on a rooftop his words intrigued me and his dares left nothing but temptation. 

Then I learned the truth. 

His name is Bryce Sexton. Media mogul, workaholic and a heart of stone. He’s broody AF and yet every woman in San Francisco wants him. 

So why won’t he leave me alone? 

Wherever I go, he’s there, trying to force his way into my world. What he doesn’t know is I already have a man in my life. A tiny redhead who loves Legos and Superheroes. 

With every push, Bryce pulls me in further. Our pasts are laced with betrayal. Our futures are unpredictable. Our chemistry is explosive.

With each dare I uncover a truth, but he's exactly what I don’t need right now.

So why did I have to go and kiss him?

Check out my review of the first book in this series!!

Lauren Runow is the author of multiple Adult Contemporary Romance novels, some more dirty than others. When Lauren isn't writing, you'll find her listening to music, at her local CrossFit, reading, or at the baseball field with her boys. Her only vice is coffee, and she swears it makes her a better mom!

Lauren is a graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and is the founder and co-owner of the community magazine she and her husband publish. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.

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To learn more about Lauren Runow and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebookInstagramBook Bub, and Twitter.

Jeannine Colette is the author of the Abandon Collection - a series of stand-alone novels featuring dynamic heroines who have to abandon their reality in order to discover themselves . . . and love along the way. Each book features a new couple, exciting new city and a rose of a different color.

A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She left the television industry to focus on her children and pursue a full-time writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the three tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.

Jeannine and her family are active1 supporters of The March of Dimes and Strivright The Auditory-Oral School of New York.

To learn more about Jeannine Colette and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebookInstagramBook Bub, and Twitter.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Book Review! A Love So Sweet by Addison Cole

A Love So Sweet (Sweet with Heat: Weston Bradens #1) by Addison Cole 
Genre: Adult Fiction (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: October 10, 2018
Publisher: World Literary Press

Discover the magic of the Bradens, and fall in love with Addison Cole's rich and romantic storytelling.

A Love So Sweet is a Sweet with Heat novel and conveys all of the passion you'd expect to find between two people in love without any graphic scenes or harsh language. If you're looking for a spicier romance, pick up the steamy edition, Lovers at Heart, Reimagined, written by New York Timesbestselling author Melissa Foster. Addison Cole is Melissa's sweet-romance pen name. 

In A Love So Sweet…

Treat Braden wasn’t looking for love when Max Armstrong walked into his Nassau resort, but he saw right through the efficient and capable facade she wore like a shield to the sweet, sensual woman beneath. One magnificent evening together sparked an intense connection, and for the first time in his life Treat wanted more than a casual affair. But something caused Max to turn away, and now, after weeks of unanswered phone calls and longing for the one woman he cannot have, Treat is going back to his family’s ranch to try to finally move on.

A chance encounter brings Treat and Max together again, and it turns into a night of intense passion and honesty. When Max reveals her secret, painful past, Treat vows to do everything within his power to win Max’s heart forever—including helping her finally face her demons head-on.

About SWEET WITH HEAT novels... 

Sweet with Heat books are the sweet editions of the Love in Bloom steamy romance novels by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Sweet with Heat books convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language. 

A Love so Sweet is the first book in the Sweet with Heat: Weston Bradens series by Addison Cole. The chemistry is strong between Treat ans Max, but there are obstacles. There are always obstacles. I enjoyed watching them overcome them too. Like all of this author's characters, they were likable and believable. I liked the new Colorado setting as well! It was a nice change to the Sweet with Heat books I've read so far. I can't wait for more!

The ARC of A Love So Sweet by Addison Cole was kindly provided to me by the author and Beck Valley Books for review. The opinions are my own.

THE NEXT MORNING Max was still high on Treat as she flew out her apartment door at seven—and ran smack into her new boyfriend’s hard chest with an oomph.

“Whoa.” Treat raised his arms, flashing his knee-weakening smile. “Sorry, sweetness. I thought I’d catch you before you left.” He carried a to-go cup in each hand, along with a white bag from the bakery down the street.

“Sorry! I’m not used to big, burly guys standing in the hallway.”

He leaned down for a kiss, and she wound her arms around his neck, her lips lingering on his.

“I think I could get used to this.” She ran her finger down the trail of buttons on his shirt. “You look quite handsome today.”

“I have a hot breakfast date with a sexy festival organizer.” He kissed her again and handed her a cup. “A little bird told me you loved French vanilla lattes.”

“Which bird would that be?”

“Chaz. I called to see if you’d gone in early. I wanted to surprise you.”

“Sneaky. I like that. You’re very good at surprises, by the way.” She took a sip and closed her eyes, savoring the taste. “Mm-mm. Delicious.” When she opened them, Treat’s hungry gaze bored into her.

“The way you just looked?” He made a greedy, utterly male sound. “That was delicious.”

She giggled and hugged him.

“Better be careful pressing your gorgeous body against me.” He gave her a seductive look. “I’ve got several weeks of fantasizing about you built up inside me.”

“Sorry,” she whispered as she stepped back. She wrinkled her nose and said, “Not really.”

He hauled her against him and said, “Me either,” before taking her in a penetrating kiss that she felt all the way to her toes.

“I’m not going to be able to walk down the stairs if you keep kissing me like that.”

He chuckled. “I know you’re in a hurry, but I couldn’t wait another minute to see you. Overnight was far too long.”

She sighed, wishing she had more time.

“I’ll walk you to your car.” On the way down, he handed her the bakery bag. “I wasn’t sure what you liked, so I brought you a few choices.”

She peered into the bag, surveying the muffins and croissants. “These look amazing. Do you want some?”

“Yes.” He winked and said, “But not what’s in that bag.”

“Oh boy,” she said breathily. “I’m supposed to work all day with that look in my head?” She reached into the bag as her feet hit the pavement. “Hm. I notice there’s nothing chocolate in here.”

“I might have stacked the deck in my favor.” He set his coffee on the roof of her car and took her keys to unlock her door.

“Ah, no substitutes for the real thing, huh?” Tingles of anticipation climbed up her chest. She’d dreamed about him all night. Dark, erotic dreams about his hands and mouth all over her and hers all over him. The kind of dreams that, if she were awake, would have made her entire body blush. She’d woken up hot and bothered, and now, as she thought about them again, she felt the tightening of arousal low in her belly.

“Look under the napkins.”

She reached into the bag, and beneath the pastries and napkins she found a chocolate croissant. She held it up for him to take a bite. “A hidden crutch?”

“I’ll never pressure you or leave you hanging. But where you’re concerned, I can’t help dreaming big.”

Check out my reviews of other books by this author!

Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.
Addison’s books are available in paperback, digital, and audio formats.

To learn more about Addison Cole and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebookInstagramPinterestBookBub, Google+, and Twitter.

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Book Review! The Duchess Quest by C.K. Brooke

The Duchess Quest (Jordinia #1) by C.K. Brooke
Genre: Young Adult (Fantasy Romance)
Date Published: October 3, 2014
Publisher: 48fourteen

Love is destined to find her...

Dainy doesn't know that she is the lost duchess of Jordinia, or that her uncle has organized a contest to seek her, offering her marriage hand as the reward!

Though at odds, three clashing rivals - a noble giant, a forester, and a thief - voyage together by woodland, plains, and sea to recover the lost royal, notwithstanding assassins and spies at their tail. Soon, Dainy is swept into a comically complex romantic triangle as her suitors compete to capture her heart.

Charmingly romantic and bursting with action, startling twists, and vivid characters, fans of Anastasia and The Princess Bride will adore this original yet timeless tale of swashbuckling adventure and unlikely love. 

The Duchess Quest is the first book in the Jordinia series by C.K Brooke. This story was cute, as were the main characters. I enjoyed them quite a bit. There were several point of views that seemed unnecessary to me though. Some were given just a page or two, and I wondered why include their perspective at all, as they didn't add to or take away from the story as a whole. The main four characters kept my interest. They're on an adventure of sorts filled with humor, danger, and even some romance. It was an enjoyable book, and I'm curious to see what's in store next for these people.

The Duchess Quest by C.K. Brooke was kindly provided to me by Bewitching Book Tours for review. The opinions are my own.

Check out my review of another book by this author!

C.K. Brooke is a 2015 Shelf Unbound Notable Indie author with a five-star rating by Readers' Favorite. She holds numerous fantasy and romance publications with 48fourteen, Limitless Publishing, and Elphame Press. Her lifelong passion is books - reading, writing, editing, publishing and blogging about them. When not blissing out in literary land, she enjoys info-tainment podcasts, singing, songwriting and playing the piano. She lives in Washington, Michigan with her husband and young son. There's tons to check out at the new, so come and see what she's up to! Check out her VIP Newsletter (Subscribers get a free eBook!)

To learn more about C.K. Brooke and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebook, and Twitter.