Month: May 2018

New Release + 5 Star ARC Review ❤️ Midlife Crisis by L.B. Dunbar

Midlife Crisis LB Dunbar

Reviewed by Jacqui

LB Dunbar you have done it again! You have given us a story that speaks to so many readers. A story that is not about twentysomethings who have perfect lives. This is a story about finding love again after 40. If you read her previous book, After Care, you already have a taste of what is to come. Mature characters with mature problems. As a mature reader, I devoured this story.

 

Hank Paige is a former rockstar with a rockstar past. Working for his brother in the family car restoration business has him wanting to find that one person. He’s been in love before, but this feels different. It feels real and reciprocated.

 

Midge Everette is a divorcee with three boys. Since her husband left her for a younger woman, she was convinced that she would never find anyone else. Then she meets Hank and he makes her feel like the most desirable woman in the world.

 

So there story begins. You get some more of Edie and Tommy as well as Ivy and Gage. We also get to meet some new characters which has me excited for what LB Dunbar has up her sleeve. Keep bringing us stories with real life problems and characters over 40. I’m fiftysomething and I love that these stories show that passion and fun isn’t just for the younger crowd. I look at my silver headed husband and think damn, how did I get so lucky. LB Dunbar, you’ve had me as a fan from the beginning. I don’t see that ending anytime soon. Thank you for this amazing story.

 

A sexy silver fox might be the perfect solution to a midlife crisis.

❤ ❤ ❤

Midlife Crisis

Another romance for the over 40

By L.B. Dunbar

Romantic Comedy

Midlife Crisis LB Dunbar

Midge Everette.

I’m forty-one today.

It’s my birthday,

And I’m crying over burnt toast.

That’s not some euphemism.

Literally, I’m sobbing over stupid bread,

so I call a crisis center.

I just need someone to talk to about life.

Only I recognize the smoky voice of the man on the line.

In the name of all things, don’t let it be…

Hank Paige.

As a former rock star,

I once had it all.

Fame. Fortune. Females.

Except for the one thing I wanted most.

Now, I fix cars and restore other people’s dreams.

I just want to be somebody’s someone.

And there’s a certain woman with captivating eyes,

I want to fulfill my dreams.

For the love of all things, please let it be her…

In the midst of questioning everything,

could love be the resolution to a midlife crisis?

❤ ❤ ❤

If you loved Tommy Carrigan in After Care meet his best friend and former drummer, Hank, as he discovers romance in his forties.

Book 2 of the silver fox, former rock stars can be read as a standalone.

 

 

 

About the Author

L.B. Dunbar has been accused of having an over-active imagination. To her benefit, this imagination has created over twenty novels, including the creation of a small-town world (Sensations Collection), rock star mayhem (Legendary Rock Star series), MMA chaos (Paradise Stories), rom-com for the over forty (The Sex Education of M.E.), and a suspenseful island for redemption (The Island Duet). Her alter ego, elda lore, creates magical romance through mythological retellings (Modern Descendants). Her life revolves around a deep love of reading about fairy tales, medieval knights, regency debauchery, and strong alpha males. She loves a deep belly laugh, a strong hug, and an occasional margarita. Her other loves include being mother to four grown children and wife to the one and only.

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New Release 💗 Impossible Bachelor (Bachelor Tower Series, Book 2) by Ruth Cardello

 

Ben
I like a challenge. Tell me something’s impossible and I’ll make it happen.
From our very first meeting it’s obvious the Bachelor Tower’s newest female
addition doesn’t think I’m her type. When I’m asked to distract her from the
politics of the building, she tells me I have no chance with her.
Proving her wrong will be fun and might just take us to the brink of
love.

I ask her to trust me, but I’m not prepared for what she shares when she does.

Kylie
My life was following a set plan before he comes into it and turns everything
upside down. Sure, he’s sexy as hell with a smile that can melt any heart—but I
can’t afford to make another mistake. In my experience, the only people who can
hurt me are the ones I let in.

He says he’s different, that he understands me.

He says that until I show him who I really am.

Then love is. . .impossible?

Purchase Links
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Author Bio

Ruth Cardello hit the NYTs and USA Today for the first time back in 2012. Millions
of sales are evidence that her books are akin to potato chips, addictive from
the first one. She has created a multi-series billionaire world with a
combination of escapism and realism that has gained her a faithful following of
readers.
 
What Kindle Reviewers write about her:
 
“Wowhot at every page. Heart stoping, fear raging, mind blowing wonderful.”
 
“I’m a true fan of Ms. Cardello. I ran on to her first book a few years back and have
been hooked ever since. I could go on and on about the story line of this book,
but I’m not. All of her books are total page turners, unique, heart wrenching,
and I love them all. There isn’t two alike in the bunch and I feel like I know
the characters personally. I personally read 97 authors books. And I buy every
book they put out. This author is in my top 10. Great job and keep them
coming.”
 
“Love this series. Got me to start reading again. I look forward to the next book.
Thank you for giving me the love of reading back.”
 
Ruth Cardello was born the youngest of 11 children in a small city in northern Rhode
Island. She spent her young adult years moving as far away as she could from
her large extended family. She lived in Boston, Paris, Orlando, New York–then
came full circle and moved back to New England. She now happily lives one town
over from the one she was born in. For her, family trumped the warmer weather
and international scene.
 
She was an educator for 20 years, the last 11 as a kindergarten teacher. When her school
district began cutting jobs, Ruth turned a serious eye toward her second love-
writing and has never been happier. When she’s not writing, you can find her
chasing her children around her small farm or connecting with her readers online.

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GHOSTGIRL by JB Salsbury 💗

Release Date: June 19th, 2018

She was brainwashed to believe she could save mankind.

Now she’s the one who needs saving.

Three years ago Milo Vega was abandoned with his two younger brothers and placed into foster care. Now a twenty-year-old high school senior, covered in gang tattoos, and the school’s janitor, his life is vastly different from the one he was destined for.

When another foster joins the family, this one from the psychiatric facility, Milo is skeptical. A rare genetic condition makes her unlike any girl he’s ever seen and he wants nothing to do with the one he calls Ghostgirl.

Despite his reluctance, his protective instincts flare when she enrolls in school and eventually an unlikely friendship grows between them. When a tragic event snaps her fragile psyche Milo is faced with the possibility of never seeing her again.

Unless he risks it all to save her.

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Cover Reveal 💗 Laird by Cassia Brightmore

 

Laird by: Cassia Brightmore

Genre: Historical Dark Romance

Release Date: June 23, 2018

Cover Design: Simply Defined Art

Model: Lance Jones

Photographer: LJ Photography

 

Sold.

Traded into the hands of a vicious man as a pawn in war.

Blair Cowan might have been brave, but nothing terrified her more than the dark soulless eyes of the Laird that owned her.

Fearing for her life or not, if he thought she would ever bend to his will; he was about to embark on the greatest battle of his life.

 

Grown men feared his wrath.

The fiercest warriors ran from his sword.

Battlefields stained in blood spoke of his victories; while vast lands sang of his savage need to possess everything in his path.

And yet, one slip of a girl dared to defy him.

Laird Duncan MuCullogh was not a man to be underestimated. Blair’s fate was his alone to decide. Breaking her would be his greatest accomplishment.

 

Ensnared in a deadly battle between clans, betrayal ran deep and death knocked often. Amidst the struggle to rise, two powerful Lairds would stop at nothing to be the last man standing. No matter the devious acts they needed to commit to get there.

 

Conquer. Annihilate. Defeat.

The Highlands of Scotland will never be the same.

 

Head on over to Cassia’s Author Page on Facebook to enter an exclusive giveaway!

 

 

Cassia Brightmore is a Canadian dark romance author. She loves writing dark stories with twisted characters that she hopes will thrill the reader as well as make them fall in love.

 

She loves hockey, video games and online shopping. If she’s not writing or editing, you can usually find her doing one of these things. Writing is her passion and publishing her first book as an indie author is truly a dream come true.

 

Her titles include:

 

The Darkness Series

Book One: Malevolent

Book Two: Evanesce

Book Three: Denouement

Book Four: Repentance

 

The Trauma Series

Book One: Lincoln Hospital

Book Two: Flatline

Book Three: Resuscitation

 

Standalones

Unworthy

The Book Splash Horror Story

 

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New Release + 5 Star ARC Review 🌺 Behind Me By Piper Reagan

Behind Me by Piper Reagan
Reviewed by Jackie

If I could give this book 10 stars, I would. What an amazing first full length novel from new author Piper Reagan. I thought her first book Fast Forward was good, but if she keeps going at this pace, she is going to have a incredible career as an author.

Josephine (Joss) has lost her way in life. From that fateful day ten years ago to now, she has kept herself isolated, only having a few friends. On a night out with the girls, she lands in the arms of a handsome stranger, Cain. A night of incredible chemistry and mind blowing sex has Joss sneaking out the next morning to keep her secret hidden. But Cain is not one to give up. He is going to make this girl his, no matter what she is hiding.

I couldn’t put this book down. It takes you on a journey of every emotion you could imagine. Joss and Cain are written with such incredible chemistry it will have you cheering for them. I didn’t want their story to end. Be prepared to sit and take all of this book in one sitting. If things like sleep and work didn’t get in my way, I would have holed up for hours. Piper Reagan, thank you for such an extraordinary story. You have a fan for life. I can’t wait to see where your stories take me next.

Synopsis

don’t even know who I am anymore.
Josephine… My birth name. The one my parents gave me and the one they can have. It makes me no difference.
Joss… That’s what my friends call me. I like it. It means they know me. Sort of.
Blue J… My stage name. It hides me when I need it to.
Bird… That’s what he calls me. And he’s the only one.

He gave me a new name. One that was branded on my skin our first night together, placed there by his lips. The night that was supposed to be our first and our last. Because if he sees the me hiding behind the fake name, will he even want me?

Cain
She slipped out, right through my fingers. But that won’t work for me. Her voice made an impression, her touch left its mark. And when I find her, I’ll make sure she remembers the way it felt.

But how can a girl who hides herself, living her life in a convent and afraid to face the world, ever fall for a man who kills people for a living? Can the death row prison guard and the girl struggling to break free come together? Or will their differences keep them from finding their forever?

Behind Me is a contemporary romance with adult language and sexual content and is intended for an audience 18 and over.

 

 

 

About the Author

Piper Reagan is a wife, mom, dog lover, and avid reader. Her love for books led her to throw her hat in the ring and write one of her own. When she’s not bustin’ tail at her day job, she’s sneaking in time to read and write, which has been her greatest escape from day-to-day stress.

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5 Star Review 💗 Fighting Weight by Gillian Jones

Fighting Weight-Gillian Jones

Reviewed by Jacqui

This book is definitely going to be on my Top 10 list. This powerful book deals with a very sensitive subject of bulimia. It’s unfortunately a “bully” that holds so many captive. Gillian Jones dealt with the subject in an amazing way. You get an insight of what someone who suffers from bulimia inner monologue looks like. It also goes into another disorder, body dysmorphia. As someone who has dealt with this, I could relate to what Alina was feeling. Dealing with your own inner demons is a daily struggle for some.

The story of Alina and Slater was so well written it kept me up late reading. I wanted to cry with the characters and high five Slater for being in Alina’s corner throughout the story. It’s a story that shows that true love can overcome the challenges presented. Nobody is perfect but finding that one person who can help get you through and battle with you is out there. Accept the help no matter how long it takes. Gillian Jones, what an amazing story you have created that can touch so many in one way or another. We all have our demons and you found a sensitive way to approach them while stealing our hearts. Thank you.

Synopsis

We all have that voice inside our heads.

The one that speaks to us incessantly. That voice we trust to make the right decisions, to keep us on a positive path, even when others try to bring us down.

But what happens when that voice changes?
When it’s no longer a voice of reason, a voice of comfort giving us a pep talk when we need them?

What happens when that inner voice turns into a bully?

You’re fat.
Don’t you dare eat that.
You’ll never be as pretty as her.
You’ll never be as good as them.
You’re lazy. You’re stupid.
You are disgusting.
You. Are. Nothing.

What happens when that inner voice makes your body take its side?
Binge.
Purge.
Binge
Purge.

And what happens when the bully starts to win?

If your name is Alina Cassidy, then you fight like hell.

Warning: May contain subject matter that some readers may find sensitive. But I promise a traditional HEA.

 

 

5 Star Review ❣️ Crazy Sexy Notion: A Second Chance Romance by Sarah Darlington

Crazy Sexy Notion by Sarah Darlington

Reviewed by Jacqui

I loved this book! Already a fan of Sarah Darlington, she showed me why with this book. A story of promises made and seeing them through.

Mickey and Raven have a history together living in a trailer park as kids. When Mickey was taken out of the park by his dad, he promised Raven he would come back for her. Now 15 years later, he returns to the place that holds a lot of bad memories for him. He’s back to fulfill his promise to Raven to get her out of there. A crazy idea to say the least. Especially when he finds out his childhood friend thinks he is her next client. When she realizes who he is, the anger resurfaces and she doesn’t trust him. But as they take a ride across the country back to where Mickey, or Mick as he is now known, is a minor league ball player. It’s not a world Raven is used to. But to find a life that is better for her and her daughter, she will have to place that trust back in Mickey.

Sarah Darlington writes stories that are easy to follow and suck you in. I liked the story of Raven and Mickey. I liked the personal battles they had to overcome to learn to trust again. This was a no brainer  read for me. Thank you Sarah Darlington for once again writing a story I couldn’t put down.

Synopsis

Mick hasn’t seen or spoken to his childhood friend Raven in fifteen years. He has no idea what to expect. He bangs on her trailer door only to find—well, there’s no easy way to say this— she is a prostitute! A prostitute who immediately mistakes Mick for one of her clients!

Even crazier still—Mick decides that despite her profession he should bring her home with him. He should do whatever he can to help her. He should work to correct all the mistakes of his past. It would help if she didn’t hate him. But Mick’s never been one to turn down a challenge.

5 Star Review ✻ Corps Security in Hope Town: Fast Forward (Kindle Worlds Novella) by Piper Reagan

Fast Forward – Piper Reagan

Reviewed by Jackie

First off, congrats on your debut book! Piper Reagan if there was a 10 star review, I would give it to you. You have combined the story of Gineva and Jarrett with other members of Harper Sloan’s Hope Town, including my main Corps Security guy Maddox Locke, as well as Caleb and Honor from The Fighting Series from JB Salsbury. I devoured this book and didn’t want it to end. I loved these characters.

 

Gineva Derosa and Jarrett Dean were best friends in high school. What should have been the best night of her life, and their last night together, turned into the worst night. Now, years later, Gineva, or Gin as only Jarrett called her, is in Hope Town to help out everyone’s favorite salon owner, Sway, with getting his salon back on track. What she didn’t plan on was running into Jarrett, the one true love of her life, and answering the hard questions of what happened that fateful night. Both Gin and Jarrett owe it to each other to remember that night and then decide where to go from there. Getting through that conversation is tough and entertaining.

 

Everything about this book was enjoyable. The book had me laughing at the antics of the people of Hope Town. With the talent of these three authors, how could you not get lost in the stories? Thank you Piper Reagan for the chance to read your debut book. I can’t wait to see more from you!!


He was my best friend, my driving force. It was our last night together, and I screwed it all up. I know this. But I never thought he’d walk out on me no matter how hard I pushed. He did.

When Jarrett Dean, NHRA Funny Car driver speeds into Hope Town, the last person he expects to run into is Gineva Derosa. His Gin. His one true love.
No… the one who pushed him away. And now it’s time for answers.

Gineva planned on breezing into Hope Town for a couple of weeks to help her friend Sway clean up a mess he found himself in. That’s it. She never expected the past hitting her at full force and demanding answers to questions she didn’t want to touch.
But they touched her alright. She couldn’t fight the pull. Couldn’t deny the feelings.
So she pushed, but this time he wasn’t walking away.

Fast Forward is a Corps Security in Hope Town Kindle Worlds story. It’s filled with your favorite characters from the series along with some new ones you can’t help but fall in love with.
Welcome to Hope Town.

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