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New Release and Review: Downfall by Willow Aster – Kingdoms of Sin Series – Book One

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NEW RELEASE

Downfall by Willow Aster is LIVE!

Get ready to meet Luka Catano!

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Downfall

Kingdoms Of Sin- Book 1

By Willow Aster

Buy: Amazon

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Blurb:

I was naïve to think my marriage to Luka Catano might work.I was infatuated with him from afar…Until I met him.He loved the challenge of his next conquest, anyone would do…Except me.A wife was never something he wanted.Torturous was not a strong enough word to describe how I felt when I was in a room with Luka. Besides hating nearly every word that came out of his mouth, I also drowned with lust every time I looked at him. At times I thought he might feel the same.But nothing prepared me for what his family would make me become.

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4 star

Michel’s Review

I usually shy away from “Royalty” romance novels but was intrigued by this blurb. I was looking for something different with a bit of political intrigue.

In today’s modern world one would think that arranged marriages are a thing of the past. Most of countries that still have monarchies are usually for ceremonial and diplomatic purposes rather than presiding over the government. Most of us are enamored with the idea of royalty and fascinated by the princes and princesses.

Downfall is anything but the typical royal romance. It’s actually kind of ugly because the royal heirs are being used as political pawns in a very treacherous world.

The marriage has been arranged since childhood between Prince Luka Catano of Niaps and Princess Eden Safrin of Farrow . The two have not met until they both were to attend Kings Passage University. They have one year to pursue their studies and get to know one another before their marriage.  When the two meet not only can they not stand one another but also have different agenda’s in the grand scheme of life.  Luka wants to sow his royal oats until the wedding, Eden wanted a fairytale romance. Unfortunately their one year reprieve is cut short due to their countries dangerous  political crisis. These world situations change the arrangement and they are forced into a hasty marriage.

Life is miserable for both of them. The royal palace of Niaps is full of deception, cruelty, and filled with hatred.  Eden doesn’t know how to survive this kind of environment. She’s determined to find her way.

Luka is hiding many secrets. His open affairs and blatant disregard for Eden is horrendous. Beneath the surface there is another Luka altogether. Will Eden ever get to see that Luka?

Just when things are becoming bearable life throws another wrench in their twisted marriage.

Downfall is only the beginning of the Kingdoms of Sin series by Willow Aster. This is not a fairytale, it’s a story of survival. I can’t wait to see what comes next.

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Willow Aster is the author of True Love Story, In the Fields, Maybe Maby, Fade to Red, Lilith, and 5,331 Miles. She is also half of the Fisher & Aster writing duo of The End of Men series.

Writing is the ultimate escape … I love it and hate it and can’t live without it. My home is in St. Paul, MN with my husband, two kids, and our rescue dog.

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Release Blitz and Review: I Knead You Tonight by Teagan Hunter – Slice Series – Book 2

 
I hate Drew Woods, and she hates me. 
 
Even so, I’m not the cold jerk most make me out to be, and I have no problem moving the single mom and her baby into my home. I do, however, draw a line when it comes to acting on the way her loose lips make me feel.
 
Alive.
 
She’s too mouthy, too prying, and her curves are way too distracting.
 
I might have lost my way after a nearly fatal car accident, but I’m not stupid. Giving in to Drew would be a short-lived fix for this pain I’m saddled with, and I knead something permanent.
 
I’d be insane to think what we have could be anything other than temporary…right?
 
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5Star
Michel’s Review
I love everything about the Slice Series by Teagan Hunter. The second book of the series, I Knead You Tonight is even more entertaining than the first book.  I laughed out loud, felt every emotion, and connected with all of the characters. These people could be my friends, neighbors, and co-workers.  I understood their daily lives and daily struggles.
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Everyone who knows Winston is well aware of his slacker tendencies. They are quickly learning that he is not the most reliable person when it comes to work or commitments. They also know he has a heart of gold beneath his grumpy surface. But when he rescues Drew Woods from her destitute situation and gives her a place to live with her son, he’s showing his true colors. He really is a nice guy. He’s starting to act like the guy he used to be before his near fatal car accident.
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Drew Woods has had to fight for everything her entire life. She’s fiercely independent and determined to make it on her own. She’s also wise enough to accept help for the sake of her son’s well being.  Moving in with Winston is temporary. Why does he have to be so sexy and unpredictable?
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Both Winston and Drew need to fix their lives. Together they make a great team. Together they can strive to become better. Together they can re-invent their lives one slice at a time.
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I absolutely loved this book! It’s a fun, light hearted frenemies to lovers romance!
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I highly recommend reading I Knead You Tonight by Teagan Hunter!



 

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Cover Reveal: Landon And Shay by Brittany C. Cherry – Landon And Shay Duet

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Landon & Shay, an all-new emotional and touching duet from Brittainy C. Cherry is coming October 30th, and we have the gorgeous covers!

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Shay Gable hated my guts, and I hated hers, too.

We went out of our way to avoid one another at all times. When she came my direction, I went the other. When we locked eyes, she’d turn and walk away.

All of that changed the day I was presented with a challenge. It started out as a stupid bet: make Shay fall in love with me before I fell in love with her first.

That was an easy bet for me to win.

I didn’t love, I hardly liked.

Yet slowly the game started to shift. Shay made me crave things I never knew I wanted like love, happiness, and her.

The closer we grew, the more she challenged my darkness, and the parts I kept locked away.

The hurts.

The pains.

The truth.

The game between us became too real, our feelings intermixed, and the risks of hurting one another grew higher.

But you know what they say…

All’s fair in the game of love and war—especially the heartbreaks.

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Releasing October 30th

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Landon and Shay: Part Two will be releasing December 4th!

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About Brittainy

Author Brittainy C. Cherry is an Amazon #1 bestselling author.

She has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing.

Her novels have been published in 18+ countries around the world. Brittainy lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin with her fur babies.

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Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Once Upon A Holiday by Claudia Burgoa

Title: Once Upon a Holiday
Author: Claudia Burgoa
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Holiday Romance
Cover Design: Hang Le
Release Date: November 7, 2019
Blurb
This holiday season, there’s more than gingerbread in
the oven.


I was always a type-A kind of girl— and that’s exactly what got me into
trouble with Sterling Ahren.
Having a baby before thirty didn’t work out, so I took some time off to
sort out my life.
Sterling’s my new landlord… and he doesn’t plan anything.
He’s a billionaire playboy who can’t stand the holidays.
A recluse of the worst kind.
Sterling makes Scrooge look like a generous soul
… except Ebenezer was never this sexy.
He doesn’t want a family— until the night we have a spontaneous
one-night stand, and we run out of condoms.
I can’t have a baby with a disorganized, free spirit like him.
Between my overprotective brothers and his crazy fans, I already know
this isn’t going to work out.
Except Sterling isn’t willing to let me go.
He wants me home for the holidays
… and this is my last chance to make a Christmas miracle happen.
One thing I know for sure: when Sterling and I collide, it’s going to
be anything but a silent night.


Funny, touching,
and delightful, this smoking hot billionaire holiday rom-com by Claudia Burgoa
will make you feel the magic of Christmas.
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$2.99 for a limited time!
Author Bio
Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling
author. She lives in Colorado, working for a small IT. She has three children
and manages a chaotic household of two confused dogs, and a wonderful husband
who shares her love of all things geek. To survive she works continually to
find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high
quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.
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New Release and 5 Star Review: A Lie For A Lie by Helena Hunting – All In Series – Book 1

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A sexy, heartwarming read!” —Elle Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author

A Lie for a Lie, an all-new sexy second chance romance from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is available now!

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A Lie For A Lie

All In Series – Book 1

By Helena Hunting

Buy: Amazon  

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Blurb:

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series comes a romantic comedy about instant attraction, second chances, and not-so-little white lies.

Sometimes I need an escape from the demands, the puck bunnies, and the notoriety that come with being an NHL team captain. I just want to be a normal guy for a few weeks. So when I leave Chicago for some peace and quiet, the last thing I expect is for a gorgeous woman to literally fall into my lap on a flight to Alaska. Even better, she has absolutely no idea who I am.

Lainey is the perfect escape from my life. My plan for seclusion becomes a monthlong sex fest punctuated with domestic bliss. But it ends just as abruptly as it began. When I’m called away on a family emergency, I realize too late that I have no way to contact Lainey.

A year later, a chance encounter throws Lainey and me together again. But I still have a lie hanging over my head, and Lainey’s keeping secrets of her own. With more than lust at stake, the truth may be our game changer.

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Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KeBlqZ

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/ALieforLie

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Audio: https://amzn.to/2KM4CZF

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5Star

Michel’s Review

I am so excited about Helena Hunting’s new hockey series. The All In series is a spin off of the Pucked Series with a brand new expansion team located in Seattle. A Lie For A Lie is the introduction to this series and actually takes place in Chicago with all of our beloved Pucked friends and family. The bonus is their world is expanding and readers are going to fall for the sexy new warriors on ice. A Lie For A Lie has set the tone and it was so much fun to read!

Every year RJ ( Rook) goes to Alaska with his brother and father on his off season to do some fishing. It’s the perfect way to decompress after a grueling season. This year is a bit different because his father passed away a few years ago and his brother was unable to attend due to complications in his wife’s pregnancy. By the time he gets the news he’s already boarding a jumper plane heading to his family’s fishing cabin. To his surprise the delightful woman who fell in his lap on the previous flight is sitting right next to him. Little did he know this would change his vacation and eventually change his world.

Lainey went to Alaska to work on her thesis while studying the mating habits of whales. It’s also a bonus  to escape her over protective family.  Little did she know she would be studying her own mating habits with the hot alpaca farmer she met on the plane. A little vacation sex, a big cabin with a comfy bed and hot water, and a loaded refrigerator with a real working stove are just what she needs. What she didn’t count on is falling head over heels in love with the hot alpaca farmer.

A family emergency, miscommunications, and a whole mess of lies lead to the end their affair in the Alaskan paradise. Those who say what happens on vacation should stay on vacation should just shut up. Most people want to remember their fantastic vacations. Some even bring home souvenirs. Rook and Lainey are no different.

One year later at one of his teammates kid’s crazy birthday party two lost lovers once again reunite. Only this time they have to face reality and tell the truth. Let the fun begin.

I absolutely loved this book and all the cameo’s from our crazy Pucked friends. It made this a truly delightful read. I can’t wait for more of this new series.

Helena Hunting has become the queen of rom-com romance. She also melts icy hearts with her hot-blooded hockey players.

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About Helena Hunting

Helena HuntingNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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New Release and Review: Holidate by Monica Murphy – The Dating Series – Book 3

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“Absolute Christmas magic. If Hallmark doesn’t make this movie I may go on Christmas movie strike!” #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken

Holidate, an all-new standalone contemporary holiday romance by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is LIVE!

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Holidate

The Dating Series – Book 3

By Monica Murphy

Buy: Amazon / B & N / Apple / Kobo 

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Blurb:

Candice Gaines loves Christmas. Not only does she bask in the twinkling lights, sing Christmas carols and go crazy with the decorations, she’s also in the giving spirit, donating much of her time and wealth to various charities in the local area.

Charlie Sullivan despises Christmas. Though it keeps his family afloat, considering they own Sullivan Family Christmas Tree Farm, the main provider for Christmas trees on the Monterey peninsula. He’d much rather work among the trees versus have to deal with people.

But Charlie’s parents are taking on more philanthropic projects—and as their oldest child, they want him to be their official public representative. He just has to play nice and convince everyone he’s not a total holiday hater.

When Charlie’s mom asks Candice to accompany him to a variety of holiday parties and events, she reluctantly agrees. She thinks Charlie is a big ol’ Grinch, but is determined to change his mindset and help him spread Christmas cheer. Charlie finds Candice too chatty, too sweet, too much. Do people like her really exist?

Why yes, yes they do. The more time they spend together—along with a few kisses under the mistletoe—the more they start to like each other. Hopefully Charlie can convince Candice he doesn’t have a heart that’s two sizes too small before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.

A stand-alone, contemporary romance.

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4 star

Michel’s Review

Holidate by Monica Murphy is the third book in The Dating Series. This fun, dynamic series is based on the complications of the modern day dating world, alpha heroes who are clueless with the world of relationships and romance but experts in the bedroom. It takes a strong willed woman to put up with these heroes.

Candice Gaines may seem like a meek heiress spending her time working on one charity after another but that is only a general impression. Beneath the sugar and spice is a strong willed woman who is compassionate, organized, and sensible. She’s very reluctant when she’s recruited to help introduce Charlie Sullivan from the Sullivan Family Tree Farm into the community holiday events and festivities for philanthropic purposes. After a hearing a lot of negative opinions from her “girl posse” she’s inclined to refuse her help. After an unfortunate incident she finds herself guiding grumpy Charlie through the holiday season. He makes the Grinch look cheerful and Scrooge seem generous.

Spending his life working on the farm and making their fortune off the holiday season, the last thing Charlie wants to do is spend his free time celebrating the season.  He would work through all the holiday festivities if it wasn’t for his deal with Candice and his mother. Here’s hoping there’s lots of spiked eggnog and an overabundance of mistletoe. What Charlie doesn’t know is it’s his season to fall head over heels in love.

Holidate is another fun, charming romance by Monica Murphy. This book can be read as a stand alone romance or in series order. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and can’t wait for the holiday season. I only wish we had a sexy tree farmer in our community.

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Meet Monica:

5934418Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and HarperCollins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

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Release Blitz and 5 Star Review: A Lie For A Lie by Helena Hunting – All In Series – Book 1

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A sexy, heartwarming read!” —Elle Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author

A Lie for a Lie, an all-new sexy second chance romance from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is available now!

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A Lie For A Lie

All In Series – Book 1

By Helena Hunting

Buy: Amazon  

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Blurb:

 

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series comes a romantic comedy about instant attraction, second chances, and not-so-little white lies.

Sometimes I need an escape from the demands, the puck bunnies, and the notoriety that come with being an NHL team captain. I just want to be a normal guy for a few weeks. So when I leave Chicago for some peace and quiet, the last thing I expect is for a gorgeous woman to literally fall into my lap on a flight to Alaska. Even better, she has absolutely no idea who I am.

Lainey is the perfect escape from my life. My plan for seclusion becomes a monthlong sex fest punctuated with domestic bliss. But it ends just as abruptly as it began. When I’m called away on a family emergency, I realize too late that I have no way to contact Lainey.

A year later, a chance encounter throws Lainey and me together again. But I still have a lie hanging over my head, and Lainey’s keeping secrets of her own. With more than lust at stake, the truth may be our game changer.

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Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KeBlqZ

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/ALieforLie

Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/2MTMWOC

Audio: https://amzn.to/2KM4CZF

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2MJpbIG

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5Star

Michel’s Review

I am so excited about Helena Hunting’s new hockey series. The All In series is a spin off of the Pucked Series with a brand new expansion team located in Seattle. A Lie For A Lie is the introduction to this series and actually takes place in Chicago with all of our beloved Pucked friends and family. The bonus is their world is expanding and readers are going to fall for the sexy new warriors on ice. A Lie For A Lie has set the tone and it was so much fun to read!

Every year RJ ( Rook) goes to Alaska with his brother and father on his off season to do some fishing. It’s the perfect way to decompress after a grueling season. This year is a bit different because his father passed away a few years ago and his brother was unable to attend due to complications in his wife’s pregnancy. By the time he gets the news he’s already boarding a jumper plane heading to his family’s fishing cabin. To his surprise the delightful woman who fell in his lap on the previous flight is sitting right next to him. Little did he know this would change his vacation and eventually change his world.

Lainey went to Alaska to work on her thesis while studying the mating habits of whales. It’s also a bonus  to escape her over protective family.  Little did she know she would be studying her own mating habits with the hot alpaca farmer she met on the plane. A little vacation sex, a big cabin with a comfy bed and hot water, and a loaded refrigerator with a real working stove are just what she needs. What she didn’t count on is falling head over heels in love with the hot alpaca farmer.

A family emergency, miscommunications, and a whole mess of lies lead to the end their affair in the Alaskan paradise. Those who say what happens on vacation should stay on vacation should just shut up. Most people want to remember their fantastic vacations. Some even bring home souvenirs. Rook and Lainey are no different.

One year later at one of his teammates kid’s crazy birthday party two lost lovers once again reunite. Only this time they have to face reality and tell the truth. Let the fun begin.

I absolutely loved this book and all the cameo’s from our crazy Pucked friends. It made this a truly delightful read. I can’t wait for more of this new series.

Helena Hunting has become the queen of rom-com romance. She also melts icy hearts with her hot-blooded hockey players.

 

 

____________________________________

About Helena Hunting

Helena HuntingNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

Connect with Helena

Instagram: http://instagram.com/helenahunting Twitter: https://twitter.com/HelenaHunting
Facebook: http://on.fb.me/Zt1xm5
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Website: http://www.helenahunting.com/

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