Sunday, 31 December 2017

Release Tour | Level (Fighter #5.5) by TC Matson | #NEW #Fighter #Contemporary #Romance

Title: Level
Series: Fighter #5.5
Author: T.C. Matson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 29 December 2017


I’m man enough to admit I screwed up. I’m not proud of my actions, but it is what it is.
I learned from them and now I’m more determined than ever to prove to Paige my heart is hers.
Asking her to marry me was the easiest decision.
Walking down the aisle was simple.
Holding her for the rest of my life—check.
Being a sexy, excellent husband—check.
Staying undefeated—Damn right check.
But Karma has a funny way of getting back at me
And with her sneaky fingers wrapping around my throat
She sets my ass up and I’m in some serious trouble. 


Who would’ve known Levi would become my husband after all the mess? 
Giving him a second chance was easy. 
Becoming his wife was even easier. 
But I never would’ve known life had extra plans for us. 
Fighting is what Levi does the best, until he’s surprised with two different types of challenges he’s never experienced. 
Sucker punched—check.
Challenge accepted—for sure.
Levi might have his flaws and faults, but I couldn’t ask for a better man to hold my hand through life.
Or maybe it’s me holding his hand.

Can Levi can step up and overcome the obstacles that have been thrown his way or will he be leveled?

“Dreaming in Reality…You dream in reality when you pick up a book and get lost in it. In my writing, I strive to take you to a place where reality and fantasy become a blurry line. Everything should be relatable. It could happen…couldn’t it?” ~ TC Matson

TC Matson loves to let her character’s voices be heard. With a head full of stories, she puts her keyboard through a beating daily. With an understanding that love isn’t always instant and full of flowers—her writing mirrors it.

She’s a romance junkie at heart and an avid reader. Add those two together and she will devour books within hours, getting lost in the world the author creates.

Matson resides in the peaceful Piedmont area of NC with her husband and three boys, where staying hopped up on caffeine is the key to her sanity. Chaos is indefinite and a sense of humor is an absolute must.

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Book Review | Take 2 On Love by Torrie Robles | #NEW #Review #Romance #Married #ChickLit #SecondChance

Title: Take 2 On Love
Author: Torrie Robles
Genre: Second Chance Romance/Chick Lit
Release Date: 15 December 2017

I fell in love with Heath James when I was seventeen years old. Looking in from the outside, it seems like we have it all. A home we love, careers we both wanted, kids we adore. Now years later...I’m not so sure. 

He used to look at me like I was everything he ever wanted–everything he needed and more. Now in our forties, it’s like he doesn’t see me at all. 
Life happens. 
Careers take off
Kids get busy 
Couples grow apart
Walking away… Taking a break, was the hardest decision I’d ever made. 
I’ve heard it said that you should never look back, life is always moving forward. To keep the past in the past. But what if I was wrong and my past has always been my future?
Is it too late for me to right my wrong?


Whitney have been together and married for nearly two decades. They have two kids and on the outside they have the perfect marriage, the perfect life. But underneath the smiles and laughter is an undercurrent of tension and despair. Whitney feels taken for granted and they have both lost the passion they once had for each other. Heath is focused on his business since going on his own but he keeps his troubles away from Whitney, not much for talking out his worries he doesn’t realise the impact this is having on his marriage. When something happens as a business awards dinner, Whitney feels she has no choice but to leave and take stock of her life and if this will continue to be with Heath.

Whilst Whitney is finding herself again and striking up new friendships, Heath is coming to realise what he is in danger of losing. When something happens to bring it all to a head, could it be too late.
This was a good storyline overall but was very low angst but had the potential to be so much more with added drama. At the end I didn’t feel that the original problems had been fully resolved, however it was good to end in a happy place.

I loved Liam in the storyline and in fact I enjoyed the parts he was in it the most. Hopefully he will get his own story soon, he sounds lush!

An engaging read about real life struggles between a couple which overall I enjoyed (and no cheating!). 3.5 stars rounded up to 4. 

Friday, 29 December 2017

Book Review | Gabe (Jacob's Ladder #1) by Katie Ashley | #Review #Excerpt #Rocker #Country #Romance #SmallTown

Jacobs Ladder GABE AMAZON

Title: Gabe
Series: Jacob's Ladder #1
Author: Katie Ashley
Genre: Country Rocker Romance
Release Date: 7 November 2017


As the lead songwriter for Jacob’s Ladder, the last thing Gabe Renard needs is a debilitating case of writer’s block. After years of meaningless one night stands, he's finding it hard to pen the love-filled ballads the label is requesting. In an effort to clear his mind, Gabe takes his jeep off-roading in the North Georgia Mountains. When a wrong-turn leads to him getting stuck more than just creatively, he’s forced to call for help. To his surprise, the “Ray” who has been sent by Hart Wreckers to his aid is actually “Rae”—a sexy-as-hell spitfire in a pair of tight-as-hell jeans. The combination of Rae’s sassy mouth and rocking body might be the inspiration Gabe needs. But for the first time since becoming a rock star, his advances have been shot down.

Reagan Hart has never been a fan of musicians. In fact, just the mention of one might cause her to throw a tire tool. Her disgust for them started when she was just eight and her mother ran off with a traveling country singer, and it only worsened when at seventeen, her rocker boyfriend knocked her up before blowing out of town. As a single mother taking care of her family's collision business, Rae doesn't have time for hook ups, much less a relationship. And if she did make time, a musician would be last on her list, even one as good-looking as Gabe Renard.

Can Gabe find the words to prove not only to Rae, but himself, that she’s the only one for him?



Gabe is the first book in the new series Jacob’s Ladder. It is a spin off from another series I think but can be read without needing to read anything previously. 

Rae Hart is a single Mom with an aversion to rock stars due to the hurt they have caused her in her past, so imagine her frustration when she is called to rescue Gabe who turns out to be a famous rock star. She runs her family garage and tow business and picking up a call out for a tow brings her face to face for the first time with Gabe. 

Gabe is the drummer and songwriter for his band, Jacob’s Ladder. However he has been having little success in creating a new album so taking a chance that inspiration will hit him in the wilderness he takes off to clear his mind for creativity. However his borrowed transport comes to an abrupt halt in the middle of nowhere. His rescuer Ray turns out to be Rae and his interest is piqued. His intention to find inspiration off the beaten track brings him to feisty Mom of one and apparently his new muse. 

This was an enjoyable read although there were some frustrating eye ball rolling moments. The characters were likable and I did like the interaction and banter between the two main characters. However I would have liked a little more depth and drama to give the connection and chemistry between them that extra oomph. 

Overall though the story was engaging, the characters well developed and I loved the backstory. I’d like to know more about the Jacob’s Ladder world and would be up for reading more books in the series. Perhaps it’s twin brother Eli up next? Four stars. 

*ARC kindly provided by the author to Foxylutely Books



My tirade was interrupted by my phone ringing. It was Eli.

“Hey man, are you alive?” he questioned.

“Yes, I am.”

“Are you just saying that because the Deliverance people who kidnapped you are forcing you to say that? Cough once into the phone if you’re not okay.”

Rolling my eyes, I laughed in spite of myself. “I have not been abducted by any Deliverance people. I am here in Hayesville of my own volition.”

“Yes, it’s your volition that’s questionable. I mean, you said yourself they don’t even have a Starbucks. What could you possibly still be doing there?”

“Actually, I’m here writing.”

Eli sucked in a breath. “Holy shit. You are?”

When I’d called him the day before, I hadn’t told him anything about Rae or songwriting. Since everything had still been up in the air with her, I’d just told him I was just staying in Hayesville to get away. “Yeah, man. I’ve gotten two songs done already.”

“I’m so fucking proud of you.”

“Thanks. I’m not gonna lie, it sure feels good to be putting words on paper. They’re good words, too, and you know I wouldn’t just say that.”

“I sure do. You are your own worst critic. When were you planning on sharing them with me and Abs?”

“Are you still at Jake and Abby’s?”

“No. I came back to Atlanta the day you left.”

“As soon as I get back to the hotel, I’ll Google Hangout with you guys and play what I have.” At the familiar tingle running up my spine, I said, “Strike that. I think I’m feeling something new coming on.”


“Yeah. I’m not too surprised considering I was just with—” I abruptly cut myself off. For reasons I didn’t understand, I didn’t feel ready to tell Eli about Rae.

“You were just with who?”

“Nobody. Forget it.”

“Look, if you’ve fallen in love with some hillbilly woman named Earlene, it’s okay. You don’t have to be ashamed.”

I laughed. “Considering I’ve only been gone for forty-eight hours, I’m not quite sure how I could have fallen in love with a hillbilly.”

“You never know—they move fast.”

“How the hell would you know? Past experience?”

“Just an observation.”

“Whatever.” A knock came on the Jeep’s window, causing my phone to fly out of my hand and onto the passenger seat. When I glanced over, Rae was grinning at me. After I rolled down the window, I said, “Hey.”

“Hey. Listen, I was thinking instead of coming over here, you should just come to the shop to pick me and Linc up. Dad lives closer to the shop than here.”

“Okay. I’ll see you at the shop.”

She smiled. “Okay.” Jerking her chin, she added, “Now get the hell out of here so I can go to work.”

“I’m on it.”

After she waved and headed back to her car, I leaned over and picked up my phone. I knew there wasn’t a chance in hell that Eli had hung up. The minute he heard a female voice, he would be hanging on to every word he possibly could. “Hey. I’m back.”

“Was that Earlene?” he asked teasingly as I cranked the Jeep up.

“No, smartass. Her name is Rae.”

“Sounds like you guys are having dinner tonight.”

“We are, at her father’s house,” I replied as I backed out of Rae’s driveway.


I laughed. “Like that’s all you have to say. I mean, don’t hurt yourself holding back.”

“It’s just that you said it would be impossible to have fallen in love with a hillbilly girl in two days, yet here you are having dinner with a woman. Not only that, you’re having dinner with her family. Do we need Selma to prepare a press release on your impending nuptials?”

“Har fucking har.”

“Hey, you told me not to hold back. I mean, you’re already eating dinner with her parents—what am I supposed to think?”

“It’s not like that with Rae.”

“Then enlighten me.”

I sucked in a deep breath before unloading the soap opera of what had transpired.

“Holy shit,” Eli remarked when I finished.

“Yeah. Pretty much.”

“I can’t believe you found your muse in the backwoods.”

“It surprised the hell out of me as well, but I’m not going to question it.”

“I wouldn’t either.” After pausing for a moment, Eli asked, “So she’s beautiful, huh?”

“Gorgeous, but not like the fake women I usually go after. She’s real.”

“She’s real or her tits are real?”

Groaning, I replied, “Once again, it’s not like that with her.”

“It’s not like that because she won’t let it be like that,” Eli countered, amusement vibrating in his voice. It was times like these I lamented having a twin brother who knew exactly how my brain worked.

“Yeah, it’s true that she shot me down, but I’m glad she did.”


“If we had fucked, who knows what would have happened to my songwriting mojo? I might still be blocked.”

“That’s one way to look at it, and a very mature way, I might add.”

I snickered. “I’m not sure I would trust your judgment on what’s mature.”

Eli laughed. “Whatever. So you really think you have another song brewing?”

“Yep. I’m pulling into the hotel now. Just as soon as I can get to my pen and journal, I’m at it again. Once I get to a stopping point, I’ll text you about doing a Google Hangout with Abby.”

“Sounds good. I’ll call her and let her know what’s going on.”

“Thanks, man. I probably need to text Jake and tell him I’ll be commandeering his Jeep for a little while longer.”

“I don’t think he’ll mind, especially if you’re finally getting the words you need. When do you think you’ll be back?”

“I’m not leaving here until I have enough to fill the album—or until my mojo runs out.”

“I’ll be interested to see what you come up with, but more than the songs, I’m interested to see how things pan out with Rae.”

“You mean you’ll be interested to see if we finally bang.”

“Actually, I was thinking more long-term than that.” Really, Eli?

“Like a relationship?”


“Get real, bro.”

“You’re the one who needs to get real, not me.”

“It’s not happening.”

“We’ll see.”

Scowling at the phone, I replied, “If you don’t have anything else to do but give me shit about Rae, I’ll let you go. Unlike someone else I know, I have work to do.”

Eli chuckled. “Whatever, man. Call me when you’re done penning our next CMA winner.”

“I don’t know about that, but I’ll let you know when the next song is done.

“You do that—oh, and tell Rae hello for me.”

“I will.”

“And thanks for putting up with my knuckleheaded brother.”

I laughed. “Goodbye, Eli.”

“Bye, Gabe.”


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Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon best-selling author of both indie and traditionally published books. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, and her spoiled mutt, Duke. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Shakespeare, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent eleven years teaching both middle and high school English, as well as a few adjunct college English classes. As of January 2013, she became a full-time writer.

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New Release Tour | Panty Snatcher by Chelsea Camaron | #NEW #Contemporary #Romance

Title: Panty Snatcher
Author: Chelsea Camaron
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 30 December 2017

I don't do call backs.
I don't do commitments.
I am Zane Collier, player, manwhore, and bachelor for life.
My friends made a bet. One, I refuse to lose.
Regardless of the history Sawyer and I share, I'll remain the one hit wonder for life.
I am the panty snatcher.
So why can't I get hers?

***This is a small town, second chance, stand alone romance that is a fast paced short story. If insta-attraction, insta-lust, insta-love, and insta-ever after aren't your thing then this isn't the book for you. If it is then, prepare yourself to meet Zane, and wish this Panty Snatcher would snatch yours!!***

Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.