It’s Monday (April 16, 2018)! What Are You Reading! #IMWAYR

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate is a weekly post to share what you’ve recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading this upcoming week.

 

So here is what I just read, am reading, and what I plan to read next:

 

What I Read Last Week (Ebook ARCs):

 

Title: The Things We Need to Say

Author: Rachel Burton

Immediate Thoughts: Heart wrenching, touching, and undeniably affecting.

Rating: 9/10

Publication Date: May 11, 2018

 

 

Title: The Broken Girls

Author: Simone St. James

Immediate Thoughts: Haunting, intriguing, and mystical!

Rating: 9/10

Publication Date: March 20, 2018

 

 

Title: The High Tide Club

Author: Mary Kay Andrews

Immediate Thoughts: Mysterious, sentimental, and uplifting!

Rating: 8.5/10

Publication Date: May 8, 2018

 

 

 

What I Read Last Week (Physical ARCs):

 

Title: Tubing

Author: K.A. McKeagney

Immediate Thoughts: Ominous, erotic, and gritty!

Rating: 7.5/10

Publication Date: May 31, 2018

 

 

 Title: The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh

Author: Stephanie Laurens

Immediate Thoughts: Intriguing, authentic, and romantic!

Rating: 7/10

Publication Date: April 24, 2018

 

 

Title: Mornings on Main

Author: Jodi Thomas

Immediate Thoughts: Sweet, comforting, and charming!

Rating: 8/10

Publication Date: April 10, 2018

 

 

 

What I Read Last Week (Off My TBR ):

 

Title: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Author: Becky Albertalli

Immediate Thoughts: Incredibly sweet, funny, and romantic even while dealing with important issues like bullying, sexuality, and general teen angst. Loved it.

Rating: 10/10

Publication Date: April 7, 2015

 

 

What I’m currently reading:

 

                                        

 

 

What I’m reading next:

 

                                

 

Current Stats:

# of NetGalley ARCs Read This Week: 3

# of Physical ARCs Read This Week: 3

# of Books Read off my Goodreads TBR This Week: 1

# of NetGalley ARCs Outstanding: 16

# of Books Still on my Goodreads TBR List: 895 (up another 2 ☹️)

 

Have you read any of my upcoming reads? What do you have coming up?

Happy Reading!

#CoverReveal The Weekend Spa Break by Anne John-Ligali @AnneJohnLigali @rararesources

 

 

 

Synopsis:

Friendships Online Series – Part Two

After finally meeting in person at the publishing party of the season, Constance and Estelle are determined not to let their friendship return to mere virtual champagne bottles and uploaded pictures of food.

It’s been a busy year, and Constance feels it’s time to reward herself with the spa break Estelle gave her for Christmas. Naturally, Constance wouldn’t dream of taking anyone other than Estelle, and this will provide the perfect opportunity to bond with her new chum.

As the excited pair spend some quality time together, they realise it’s not just writing books they have in common, but something that goes much deeper. After a few Jacuzzi sessions, facials, pedicures, and a massage by sexy Senior Therapist, Julio, everything seems to be peachy until an unexpected visitor turns Constance’s weekend of bliss … on its head.

A two-day spa break.

Sparkling water on tap.

And the perfect massage.

But who’s rubbing who up the wrong way?

 

About the Author:

Anne John-Ligali is a writer and the founder of Books and Authors UK, a popular website featuring author interviews and book reviews.  She loves all things books: reading, writing, going to book events, and meeting other book lovers. She has written a series of short stories and is currently writing her first novel.

Anne has always loved stories and read many books as a child, including the entire Sweet Valley High and Caitlyn series.  Her interest in writing fiction came years later, when she began writing for pleasure in 2007.

Originally from Peterborough, Anne now lives in London. After moving to London, she studied graphic design at the University of Arts and has held a number IT administration jobs in the city. Anne continues writing and aspires to write more women’s fiction books, a non-fiction book and several children’s books.

 

For more information on Anne John-Ligali, visit her at the following:

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Available April 30, 2018! Preorder Now!

 

 

#CoverReveal Mister Tonight by Kendall Ryan @KendallRyan1 @InkSlingerPR

I am thrilled to bring you the cover for the swoony new romantic standalone from New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan.

 

MISTER TONIGHT releasing on JUNE 18th!

 

 

 


From New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan comes a standalone romance about a swoony single dad and the new neighbor he falls for.

Last night was the most embarrassing night of my life.

I was THAT girl.

You know, the highly intoxicated chick celebrating her thirtieth with her two best friends—the ones who are happily married. And the more I drank, the more I wanted to do something reckless to celebrate.

By reckless, I meant the sexy and alluring man dressed in a business suit standing near the bar. You know his type—tall, dark, and handsome. I was sure he was out of my league, but I’d had just enough alcohol that things like that no longer seemed to matter. I’m not fat, mind you, but you can tell I like French fries, so there’s that.

He took me home and I enjoyed the hottest birthday sex of my life, well until it came to a screeching, and rather unwelcome halt.

There’s nothing quite like being interrupted mid-ride with a little voice asking:

“What are you doing to my daddy?”

Just kill me now…… or so I thought.

Come to find out the man I rode like a bull at the rodeo is my new landlord.

 

 

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About the Author:

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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#BlogTour #BookReview Manhattan Millionaire’s Cinderella by Sun Chara @sunchara3 @rararesources #YearofSun

#BlogTour #BookReview Manhattan Millionaire's Cinderella by Sun Chara @sunchara3 @rararesources #YearofSun

#BlogTour #BookReview Manhattan Millionaire’s Cinderella by Sun Chara @sunchara3 @rararesources #YearofSun Title: Manhattan Millionaire’s Cinderella

Author: Sun Chara

Published by: HarperCollins UK on Oct. 17, 2013

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

Pages: 114

Format: eBook

Source: Rachel's Random Resources

Book Rating: 6/10

Will their wedding night be a one-night stand or a merger for keeps?

Global real estate mogul, Cade Sloan should’ve listened to his own advice: trust no one, and never a woman…especially not his 24-hour bride gone AWOL with his millions. Nina, mousy secretary turned sexy vixen, will repay every penny with interest…

When Cade gears up for a takeover, there’s sweet hell to pay. Nina owes her husband a wedding night and he’s hell bent on collecting… his way, his time, his pleasure.


Review:

Mysterious, fast-paced, and romantic!

Manhattan Millionaire’s Cinderella is a short, passionate rom-com featuring the dominant, wealthy Cade, and the fiery, determined Nina as they enter into a marriage of convenience that benefits both of their hidden agendas.

The prose is taut and edgy. The characters are unique, devious and insistent. And the plot is ultimately about life, love, dominance, family, money, corruption, desire, lust, and deception.

Overall, Manhattan Millionaire’s Cinderella is a quick, entertaining read with a great premise that I wish was just a little bit longer so that the characters could be fully drawn and the plot could be a little smoother, more fluid, and easier to follow.

 

This novel is available now.

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Thank you to Sun Chara and Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

 

About Sun Chara

Sun Chara, an Amazon top 100 bestseller, writes sexy, hip ‘n fun contemporary romance for HarperImpulse. JABBIC winner, Manhattan Millionaire’s Cinderella launched her writing career, spinning the ‘global millionaires’ series’. She makes her home in southern California, and has appeared on stage/film to rave reviews in How the Other Half Loves, General Hospital, and McGee and Me. With a Masters Degree in Education, and membership in SAG/AFTRA and Romance Writers of America, she enjoys sipping Frappuccinos topped with whipped cream/sprinkles, and dancing on the beach…making everyday a celebration!

 

#CoverReveal Brother’s Keeper III: Luke by Stephanie St. Klaire @StephStKlaire @InkSlingerPR

 

Today we are sharing the cover reveal of

 

BROTHER’S KEEPER III: LUKE by Stephanie St. Klaire!

 

This is a romantic suspense title that you can’t miss.

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BROTHER’S KEEPER III: LUKE by Stephanie St. Klaire

Coming May 10

 

 

Synopsis:

Luke O’Reilly has seen it all, done it all, and lived through it all. When a career ending injury forces him to retire from the military, he struggles to adapt. Luke was born to be a soldier, not conform to the nine-to-five mediocrity of everyday life. He needs to protect and serve like he needs his next breath.

Angry, with a bitter taste of civilian life, he finds himself searching for purpose in dangerous operatives through the family business that is Brother’s Keeper Security. Working alongside his brothers, protecting them and those they love, gives him satisfaction. But he still wants more – needs more – and struggles to find it. That is, until the one thing he didn’t think he was searching for, lands on his doorstep. Literally.

Daisy King lives life on her own terms, just the way she likes it. A free spirit, until she finds herself in the protective clutches of Brother’s Keeper, one frustrating brother in particular. As the key witness to a high-profile murder, the stakes turn dangerous and take an unpredictable twist leaving her once simple life an existence she’ll never reclaim.

In a true tug of war between good and evil, Luke fights to overcome his past, to protect his future. Can Luke and Daisy save each other and find a happily ever after? Or, does murder and mayhem prevail, robbing Daisy of her freedom and sentencing Luke to a life alone?

 

 
 
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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

 

Stephanie St. Klaire debuted in 2016, launching her writing career with Rescued, the first book in the widely popular, five book series known as McKenzie Ridge. Stephanie is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs.

As a writer, Stephanie brings realistic circumstances to the pages, and fills them with real emotion, reactions, and outcomes. Her characters are passionate, have bold personalities, and full of life. She writes happily ever after’s, with plenty of twists, turns, drama, and of course, steamy romance.

Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.

Follow Stephanie St. Klaire on Social media to learn more about her, and to keep up with her work.

 

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#BookReview Once Burned by L.A. Witt @GallagherWitt @RiptideBooks

#BookReview Once Burned by L.A. Witt @GallagherWitt @RiptideBooks Title: Once Burned

Author: L.A. Witt

Series: Anchor Point #6

Published by: Riptide Publishing on Apr. 9, 2018

Genres: Contemporary Romance, LGBTQIA

Pages: 289

Format: eBook, ARC

Source: Riptide Publishing, NetGalley

Book Rating: 7.5/10

Captain Mark Thomas’s world has been tossed on its head: A long overdue but still unexpected divorce. A promotion out of left field. Last-second orders to a ship where careers go to die. As the dust settles in his new home, he barely recognizes his life, but he sure recognizes the loneliness creeping in.

Diego Ramírez wants nothing to do with the military or its men. Not after the Navy burned him both literally and figuratively, costing him his career, his health, and ultimately his green card. Now working illegally in an Anchor Point bar, he keeps the military and its personnel at arm’s length.

But after a single moment of eye contact across the bar, Mark and Diego can’t resist each other. As a one-night stand quickly turns into more, Diego knows he’s playing with fire. Now he can stick around and let things with Mark inevitably fall apart, or he can run like hell and wonder what might have been. One way or another, Diego knows he’s about to get burned. Again.

50% of the author’s royalties from this book will be donated to charities supporting US military veterans who have been deported or are at risk of deportation.


Review:

Sensual, pensive, and timely!

Once Burned is an emotional romance featuring the recently divorced, newly promoted Captain Mark Thomas, and the wounded, disheartened Diego Ramírez as they discover that some things are worth fighting for and together they can overcome anything.

The writing is clear and precise. The characters are diligent, lonely, and skeptical. And the alluring plot is filled with flirty banter, longing, desire, doubt, angst, military politics, PTSD, compassion, support, friendship, and love.

Once Burned is the sixth novel in the Anchor Point series and is not only a smoulderingly sexy read but a thought-provoking one as it tackles and highlights the injustice faced by immigrants who put their lives on the line for the American government only to be unacknowledged, uncompensated, and unsupported when injured and discharged due to a convenient loophole that doesn’t recognize them as U.S. citizens.

If you haven’t had a chance to read my reviews of the previous novels in the series be sure to check them out here:

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Thank you to NetGalley and Riptide Publishing for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

 

About L.A. Witt

L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who has finally been released from the purgatorial corn maze of Omaha, Nebraska, and now spends her time on the southwestern coast of Spain. In between wondering how she didn't lose her mind in Omaha, she explores the country with her husband, several clairvoyant hamsters, and an ever-growing herd of rabid plot bunnies.

She also has substantially more time on her hands these days, as she has recruited a small army of mercenaries to search South America for her nemesis, romance author Lauren Gallagher, but don't tell Lauren. And definitely don't tell Lori A. Witt or Ann Gallagher. Neither of those twits can keep their mouths shut...

It’s Monday (April 9, 2018)! What Are You Reading! #IMWAYR

 

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? hosted by Kathryn at Bookdate is a weekly post to share what you’ve recently finished reading, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan on reading this upcoming week.

 

So here is what I just read, am reading, and what I plan to read next:

 

What I Read Last Week (Ebook ARCs):

 

 Title: The Husband Hour

Author: Jamie Brenner

Immediate Thoughts: Absorbing, poignant, and incredibly moving!

Rating: 10/10

Publication Date: April 24, 2018

 

 

 

What I Read Last Week (Physical ARCs):

 

Title: Dead Girl Running

Author: Christina Dodd

Immediate Thoughts: Menacing, twisty, and complex!

Rating: 7.5/10

Publication Date: April 24, 2018

 

 

 Title: The Greek Escape

Author: Karen Swan

Immediate Thoughts: Absorbing, romantic, and mysterious!

Rating: 9/10

Publication Date: May 8, 2018

 

 

 

What I Read Last Week (Off My TBR ):

 

Title: Unraveling Oliver

Author: Liz Nugent

Immediate Thoughts: A dark and intriguing character-driven thriller!

Rating: 9/10

Publication Date: August 22, 2017

 

 

Title: Something Borrowed

Author: Louisa George

Immediate Thoughts: Humorous, charming, and lighthearted!

Rating: 8/10

Publication Date: July 3, 2016

 

 

 

 

What I’m currently reading:

 

                                       

 

 

 

What I’m reading next:

 

                                

 

Current Stats:

# of NetGalley ARCs Read This Week: 1

# of Physical ARCs Read This Week: 2

# of Books Read off my Goodreads TBR This Week: 2

# of NetGalley ARCs Outstanding: 18

# of Books Still on my Goodreads TBR List: 893 (up another 7 ☹️)

 

Have you read any of my upcoming reads? What do you have coming up?

Happy Reading!

New & Noteworthy Book Releases for April 2018!

 

Here are some New & Noteworthy Book Releases upcoming in the month of April 2018!

Click on the title to read more about them and add them to your Goodreads TBR!

 

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#BookReview Find Me by J.S. Monroe @JSThrillers @HarlequinBooks

#BookReview Find Me by J.S. Monroe @JSThrillers @HarlequinBooks Title: Find Me

Author: J.S. Monroe

Published by: Park Row on Jan. 16, 2018

Genres: Mystery/Thriller

Pages: 397

Format: Paperback

Source: Harlequin Books

Book Rating: 8/10

A young man embarks on a desperate search for the truth in this chilling, razor-sharp thriller

Five years ago, Rosa walked to the pier in the dead of night, looked into the swirling water and jumped. She was a brilliant young Cambridge student who had just lost her father. Her death was tragic, but not unexpected.

But is that what really happened?

Her death was ruled a suicide. But Rosa’s boyfriend, Jar, still can’t let go. He sees Rosa everywhere—a face on the train, a figure on the cliff. He is obsessed with proving that she is still alive. And then he gets an email.

“Find me, Jar. Find me, before they do…”

As Jar digs into the past, he enters a dark underworld where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted. He is soon thrust into the heart of a larger intrigue that may finally shed some light on Rosa’s death…even as it dangerously threatens his own life.


Review:

Gritty, dark, and disturbing!

Find Me is a complex, creepy thriller that takes you into the life of the tormented, grief-stricken Jar as he embarks on a relentless and harrowing journey to discover, once and for all, the true fate of his girlfriend Rosa who allegedly committed suicide five years prior.

The prose is intense and tight. The characters are skeptical, focused, resilient, and in some cases depraved. And the plot, told from multiple perspectives, quickly unravels as it spins you through an intricately-crafted story filled with unforeseen twists, well-timed surprises, mind games, espionage, murder, perversion, evil and pure wickedness.

Find Me is a unique, riveting tale with explicit sexual imagery and demoralization that will not only entertain, but will also confound, shock, disturb, and even frighten you.

 

This novel is available now.

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Thank you to Harlequin Books for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

 

About J.S. Monroe

J.S. Monroe is the pseudonym of the British author Jon Stock. Jon is the author of five spy novels and a new standalone psychological thriller, Find Me, to be published in 2017 under the name of JS Monroe. He lives in Wiltshire with his wife and three children.

#BookReview Unmasked by Stefanie London @Stefanie_London #HarlequinDARE

#BookReview Unmasked by Stefanie London @Stefanie_London #HarlequinDARE Title: Unmasked

Author: Stefanie London

Series: Melbourne After Dark #1

Published by: Harlequin Dare on Apr. 1, 2018

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Pages: 158

Format: eBook, ARC

Source: Stefanie London

Book Rating: 9/10

Cinderella is about to get wicked…

But can a naughty fantasy have a happily-ever-after?

Lainey Kline has one goal before she leaves Melbourne forever: transform herself into a sexy siren, sneak into the season’s most glamorous masquerade ball and seduce Damian McKnight. Only there’s a teeny little problem—one deliciously hot night isn’t nearly enough. Now Lainey wants more. But while getting naked is one thing, taking off their masks is quite another…


Review:

Frisky, enticing, and salacious!

Unmasked is a passionate, beguiling read that mixes the determined, focused Lainey who may have come up with the perfect plan to spend one fervent night with the man of her dreams, and Damian, the handsome, consumed businessman who may finally discover his little sister’s best friend is more than he ever could have imagined.

The writing style is steamy and smooth. The characters are hesitant, playful, spirited, and endearing. And the plot is a wonderful combination of light drama, family, friendship, delicious tension, smoking chemistry, sexy innuendoes, and swoon-worthy romance.

Overall, Unmasked is a provocative, entertaining novel that I would have to say is hands down one of the sexiest fairy tales I’ve ever read.

This book is available now.

Pick up a copy from your favourite retailer or from one of the following links.

                                           

 

 

Thank you to Stefanie London for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

 

About Stefanie London

USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance with humour, heat and heart. Also llamas.

Originally from Melbourne, Australia Stefanie now lives in Toronto, Canada with her wonderful husband. She loves to read, collect lipsticks, watch zombie movies and drink coffee.

Her bestselling book, Pretend It’s Love, is a 2016 Romantic Book of the Year finalist with the Romance Writers of Australia.