Saturday, 26 May 2018

RELEASE BLITZ - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: BETWEEN THE RAINDROPS by SYDNEY LOGAN



Between the Raindrops
By Sydney Logan
Enchanted Publications
Releasing May 26, 2018

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Seventeen-year-old Scout Ramsey’s life is a mess. With a dead father and a junkie mom, she can’t imagine things can get worse.

Then her mother tries to sell her for a bag of meth.

After her mom’s arrest, Scout’s forced to switch schools in the middle of senior year. Scared and alone, she pours her heart into her journal and dreams of the day she turns eighteen.

For Wyatt Campbell, senior year is predictable purgatory. Then the new girl steals his seat in history class, and suddenly, school’s not so bad. They bond through their love of music, and Wyatt finds himself falling hard for the journal-loving girl with the sad blue eyes.

Wyatt’s heard the rumors. He knows Scout’s had it rough.

He’s determined to be the one thing in her life that’s easy.

In this captivating teen novel, Sydney Logan weaves a touching story that tackles the heartbreak of addiction, the power of forgiveness, and the wonders of first love.



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In Between the Raindrops by Sydney Logan, Scout Ramsey hasn't had the easiest life, but when her mother sells her for a bag of meth, she gets sent to live with another family member. However, life isn't always bad, especially once she meets Wyatt Campbell. Will Scout and Wyatt get their happy ever after or is Scout just setting herself up for more heartbreak by getting close with Wyatt?

What a beautifully-crafted, fast-paced tale about the anguish of addiction, the importance of forgiveness and how first love can be the best healer for a girl that has had a tough life. The way this story started had me feeling sorry for the heroine because of what her mother does and how it turns Scout's life upside down. However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine met where this story really comes alive, as I loved Wyatt's reaction to what Scout has done to him. Certainly, she changes his life for the better. 

As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories, especially that of the heroine because she's been through so much and the situation she now finds herself in isn't any better. Will being around Wyatt and his family take away some of the pain of her past and help her navigate her current situation, which is an absolute nightmare? 

Moreover, both the main characters were extremely enjoyable and I loved their growing relationship. Scout is resilient, courageous and I liked that she gave Wyatt a chance, even though they didn't get off to the best of starts. I also liked the growing friendships she shared with several of the secondary characters, especially her therapist. The woman really helps her through the tough times. However, there were moments where I wanted to cry for the heroine because things get bad for her. Can she forgive those that have hurt her? While the hero, he has some tough choices to make, but I liked how much he helps the heroine. He's confident, protective and I liked how the heroine helps him too. The school year has definitely become more interesting with Scout around.

Overall, Ms. Logan has delivered a really good read in this book where the chemistry between Scout and Wyatt was adorable and strong; the romance was delightful and sweet and had me loving every moment these two spent together; and the ending had me so happy for Scout, as Wyatt and his family have made her world that much brighter. I would recommend Between the Raindrops by Sydney Logan, if you enjoy young adult romance or books by authors Marissa Clarke, Stacy Wise, Layla Hagen and Abbi Glines.

 






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Sydney Logan writes heartfelt stories that feature strong women and the men who love them. In addition to her novels, she has penned several short stories and is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul. She is a Netflix junkie, music lover, and a Vol for Life. Sydney and her husband make their home in beautiful East Tennessee.

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Friday, 25 May 2018

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: INNOCENT TARGET by KATIE REUS

 
 

Today we have the blog tour for Innocent Target by Katie Reus! 
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Innocent Target
Redemption Harbor #4
By Katie Reus
Releasing May 22nd, 2018
Self-Published






From USA Today bestselling author Katie Reus comes the next story in the explosive Redemption Harbor series where sparks fly and so do bullets…   

He wasn’t supposed to fall for her…She was a target. A contract that came across his desk by mistake. Axel was simply going to warn her that she was in danger and get out. Then he got a taste of her and fell hard. But they’re from two different worlds. Not only is she innocent, she’s out of his league. He should keep his distance, but he can’t. Not when someone wants her dead. Now he’s driven to protect her, to keep her safe.   What happens when she discovers who he really is?   


Hadley moved to Redemption Harbor for vet school and to be closer to her new family. Now that her billionaire father knows about her existence, her life has changed drastically. She just never imagined that she might be targeted because of her family. And she definitely never imagined she would fall for the one man she should never want. A man who kills for a living. A man who’s obsessed with her. A man who will do anything to protect her from the danger lurking in the shadows.   

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In Innocent Target (Redemption Harbor #4) by Katie Reus, danger isn't something Hadley is used to, but when someone targets her, there's one man determined to protect her and that's the mysterious and gorgeous Axel. However, her new family aren't all that thrilled that he's looking out for her, especially since her brother knows things about Axel that she doesn't. Will Hadley put her trust in Axel or will their chance at happy ever after never happen?

I have loved this series from the start, but this is the best book of Ms. Reus's Redemption series yet because this story combines the sexy protector and opposites attract tropes wonderfully; the main characters are fascinating and very entertaining due to their back stories and everything they go through on their journey to happy ever after, especially the fact that Hadley's brother is just as protective of her as Axel and that he doesn't want his sister anywhere near the hero. Will Axel be able to win Hadley's brother over?

As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories and full of suspense due to who is targeting Hadley and how far they're willing to go to acquire her. Moreover, the heroine is resilient, courageous and I liked that she put her trust in Axel, even though what he does for a living should scare her. I also liked the close relationship the heroine shares with the secondary characters and how protective they are of her because she isn't used to being around their danger-filled word. While the hero, he's confident, protective and I liked how determined he was to win over the heroine, even though he knows he's all wrong for her. I also liked how he stood up to the secondary characters that were protective of Hadley because he's not going anywhere. 

Overall, Ms. Reus has delivered an exciting and captivating read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was powerful from the moment they met; the romance was delightful and had me loving these two together; and the ending had me worried for the main characters because of the danger they face, but had me enjoying how things work out for these two. I would recommend Innocent Target by Katie Reus, if you enjoy romantic suspense, the opposites attract trope, the sexy protector trope or books by authors Kaylea Cross, Lynn Raye Harris, Susan Stoker and Missy Evans.








Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, and IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated summa cum laude with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. Her book Avenger’s Heat recently won the Georgia RWA Maggie Award for Excellence in the fantasy/paranormal category. 

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Thursday, 24 May 2018

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: LEAVING EVEREST by MEGAN WESTFIELD

 

 Little known fact: Because of the hurricane-force winds that blow directly across the top of Mount Everest, there are only a handful of days in the year it can be summited. These breaks in the wind typically happen in the month of May. As in right now. Today we are celebrating by sharing Megan Westfield’s new release—a new-adult romance set on Mount Everest. Hurry and grab it because it’s temporarily on sale for $0.99! 


 

Leaving Everest
By Megan Westfield
Released February 19th, 2018
Entangled Publishing: Embrace

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Twenty-year-old Emily Winslowe has had an adventurous upbringing. Daughter of a Himalayan mountain guide, she has climbed Mount Everest and other peaks most Americans only dream of. But for all her mountaineering prowess, she's lacking some key experiences. Namely, guys. Especially one guy in particular—Luke, her childhood best friend who she hasn't seen since he left for college in the United States two years ago. 


Luke unexpectedly reappears as a guide just in time for the Everest climbing season. He's even more handsome than she remembers, and that something that had been building between them during their last season together is back in front of them, bigger than ever. 


The problem is, there's a detail about Emily's past that Luke doesn't know. It's the reason she ended up in the Himalayas in the first place...and the reason she must make it to the summit of Mount Everest this year. It's also the reason she would never consider following him back to Washington after the climbing season ends. But first, they'll have to survive the mountain.


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Review Posted on February 24th

In Leaving Everest by Megan Westfield, Emily Winslowe hasn't seen her childhood best friend in two years, but now Luke Norgay is back in her life and ready to be a guide for the Everest climbing season. However, as old feelings for each other resurface and the pair finding themselves working together, Emily finds herself needing to make decisions for what she's going to do with her future. Will she and Luke get the happy ever after they both deserve, or will the secret Emily's been hiding from her best friend keep her from ever giving the pair a chance at forever? Read More




  



Megan Westfield has dabbled in many hobbies and pastimes through the years, including an array of outdoor adventure sports. Eventually, she discovered the only way to do it all was though writing—her first and strongest passion. Megan grew up in Washington state, attended college in Oregon, and lived in Virginia, California, and Rhode Island during her five years as a navy officer. She is now a permanent resident of San Diego where she and her husband count family beach time with their two young kids as an adventure sport.

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

COVER REVEAL: BLIND LOVE by KELLY ELLIOTT


      

Blind Love
Cowboys & Angels #5
By Kelly Elliott
Releasing July 24th, 2018
Self-Published




Harley and I had our whole lives planned out, until her plans changed, and those plans didn't include me. After years spent trying to get the love of my life out of my head and repair my too-damaged heart, I thought I was finally moving on…but life sure has a funny way of letting you know when those best-laid plans are about to be turned upside down. 

My entire world was rocked when Harley unexpectedly moved back to Oak Springs. Every miserable moment I'd spent trying to get over her and every hour I'd wasted trying to erase her from my life came back to haunt me the minute she walked into my office, fear in her eyes, and asked me for help. Would I…or better yet, could I walk away from her this time after all that she had put me through? What I really needed to know is would I be able to forge ahead with the future I had so meticulously planned—one that didn't include Harley—or will her return finally open my eyes to a future full of endless possibilities?   

**Blind Love is book five in the Cowboys and Angels series.   
     

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Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings. Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few. Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012. Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings. To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website. www.kellyelliottauthor.com

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW: WITHOUT PROMISES by DELANCEY STEWART


     

           

Without Promises
Under the Pier #2
By Delancey Stewart
Releasing May 21st
Entangled Publishing




Trent McNeil was a classic trust-fund kid until he watched a team of firefighters save his family home. From that moment on, he rebelled against the path his parents were determined to keep him on. Now a San Diego firefighter, he knows he'll eventually be expected to take over the family empire. But until that day, his only plan is to have fun and enjoy life.

After a childhood of upset and uncertainty, Amy Hodge is going to make something out of herself. She has her future all planned out. She's starting medical school and is going to be busy...far too busy for a relationship. But she does have time for a quick fling before she buckles down and concentrates on her studies.

Amy quickly realizes that playboy Trent is not all he seems to be. Never relinquishing control and sticking to her plans has done well for Amy, but no one has ever made her want to throw caution to the wind like this sexy firefighter.


           
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In Without Promises (Under the Pier #2) by Delancey Stewart, Trent McNeil has never wanted to run his family's company, but he's been groomed to take over for his dad for years, even though he's been enjoying his time as a firefighter. With time getting closer to his father retiring, Trent finds his life taking a turn for the better when he meets Amy Hodge. However, they're complete opposites and his family aren't the easiest to please. Will Trent be able to convince Amy to take a chance on him or will they go their separate ways because they're too different?

This was a fantastic and riveting second book Ms. Stewart has delivered for her Under the Pier series where I absolutely loved the main characters, but with the secondary ones Trent's mother had me cursing her because she's a total witch; and the dialogue drew me in immediately, as the heroine is resilient and brave when it comes to how she meets Trent because she's normally not so outgoing. Will Trent be able to win Amy over, especially when she won’t have time for a relationship once she starts medical school?

As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories, especially that of the heroine because she's been through so much and she's finally turned her life around to be working her way to becoming a doctor. Moreover, the heroine is resilient and courageous with everything she faces when it comes to Trent's family. I also liked how kind and caring she was towards Trent's sister and how she would do anything to help someone that needs her. Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine was the close relationship she shared with her sister and that they would do anything for each other, which was proven by what her sister was willing to sacrifice to help Amy achieve her dream of becoming of doctor without having to worry about how she was going to pay for medical school.

While the hero, I felt sorry for him when it comes to expectations and the persistent pressure his parents put on him to settle down and do right by his family. Why doesn't he stand up to his parents, especially his mother? Furthermore, the hero is confident, determined to do what's right by family after things that happen and I liked how tenacious he was to win the heroine over. Will he be able to win her over when his mother is such an interfering witch that thinks she knows what's best for her son?

Overall, Ms. Stewart has delivered a really good read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was strong; the romance was wonderful and had me liking these two together; and the ending had me worried because of what happens, but made me completely happy because there's no way Trent can let Amy get away from him a second time. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely, as the hero is determined to not let the heroine go because he wants her forever. I would recommend Without Promises by Delancey Stewart, if you enjoy the opposites attract trope or books by authors Cary Hart, Kennedy Layne, Kelly Jamieson and Gina L. Maxwell.




                   


          



  
A sexy smile slid across his face as he looked at me, maybe picturing me with jet-black hair, and then his eyes dropped to my lips, causing a little jolt of energy to dance in my stomach. I didn’t do it on purpose, but I licked my bottom lip, and his eyes widened slightly.


What the hell was that? Now he thinks I’m trying to seduce him or something. God, I’m terrible at this. This. This is why I don’t date.


I stiffened, but Trent’s smile didn’t fade. He was still watching me, and his hand found mine where our thighs touched beneath the edge of the bar. His strong fingers wrapped around mine, and I felt my breath catch at the contact.


“Can I kiss you, Amy?” His voice was sandpaper.


Oh my God. Say yes.


I nodded, and he gently wrapped his other hand around the back of my neck and pulled me toward him, his mouth lingering just centimeters from mine. I closed the distance, curious to feel his mouth on mine, to taste those perfect laughing lips, to press myself into this easygoing playboy and absorb a bit of his light.


Trent’s lips met mine softly, and they stayed pressed gently there for a beat, and then he moved, slanting his mouth against mine, pressure building. We were facing each other fully now, and I let go of his hand and slid my palms up his arms, lingering on those swollen biceps. Trent rose to stand between my knees where I perched on the high stool, deepening the kiss. For what felt like long moments, I was lost in the push and pull. It was like being taken out by a wave, giving myself to the undertow and letting go, being sucked under into sweet, cool, dark water.


When he broke the kiss and pulled back to look at me, a wide smile spread across his face.


“Exactly what I expected,” he murmured. “Fucking perfect.”




                 



   
“I'm not big on labels, but there are a few that fit me (not necessarily in this order. Or maybe in this order):
- wine drinker (and wine geek)
- mother of small boys
- military spouse
- writer
- chocolate eater
- ice cream addict
I write about emotional connection and intimacy, and love giving readers smart, sexy books to curl up with.”

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Delancey Stewart is an award-winning author who writes romantic fiction with humor and heart.

Stewart has lived on both coasts, in big cities and small towns. She's been a pharmaceutical rep, a personal trainer and a wineseller.

A wife and the mother of two small boys, her current job titles include pirate captain, monster hunter, Lego assembler and story reader. She tackles all these efforts at her current home outside Washington D.C.
           
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