Friday, 18 August 2017

Cover Reveal | The Life She Left Behind by Chashiree M | #Cover #TBR #Contemporary #Romance


Title: The Life She Left Behind
Series: Birds of Paradise
Author: ChaShiree M.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 15 September 2017 




When Fae left to find her brothers for help to get their sisters out of the cult that they all live in with their moms and dads, she never dreamed of finding a man that could and would make her feel whole. Unfortunately when things are as calm and beautiful as she thinks they can get, the shadow of her father returns and Fae must tear her heart out to save the only man she will ever love.

When Ren stumbles across this innocent looking, beautiful young lady he never imagined that she would be the most precious thing to him and that she would also be his greatest torment. Being the second to his fathers command in the Italian mafia in New York City he feels he can handle anything that comes at him. What he did not expect is a woman who could keep up with all his sexual urges and fill his heart. But now it is time that the secrets she has been keeping come out. He hopes the can help fight the demons in Fae’s past before she tears his heart out completely by disappearing again.














ChaShiree M. is 34 years old. She loves to write as much as she loves to help mold and mentor the new generation. You can find her at home in Chicago chilling with her friends and family or trying to find the next book event to go to and fangirl. 








Thursday, 17 August 2017

Blog Tour and Review | Wild Card (North Ridge Trilogy #1) by Karina Halle | #BlogTour #NEW #Review #Contemporary #Romance

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Title: Wild Card
Series: North Ridge Trilogy #1
Author: Karina Halle 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 15 August 2017


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Wild Card is a standalone novel and the first book in the North Ridge Trilogy about rough and rugged Canadian mountain men - the Nelson brothers. Canada’s never felt so hot.

Blurb

She swore she’d never go back home.
She swore she’d never see the man who broke her all those years ago.
But you don’t always get to choose your path.
And sometimes that path is as wild and rugged as the heart.
Rachel Waters thought she saw the last of the small mountain town of North Ridge, British Columbia, when she left six years ago. But while her advertising career blossomed beneath the skyscrapers of Toronto, her mother’s sudden illness has the 26-year old returning to North Ridge to care for her, putting her career on hold while dealing with family secrets, regrets and unresolved goodbyes.

Shane Nelson has always been a bit of a wild card. The youngest of three brothers, Shane’s spent most of his life being underestimated and misunderstood. With his quiet intensity, classic good looks and thoughtful demeanor, he’s an enigma on horseback, managing his father’s sprawling ranch on the slopes of North Ridge.
But while Shane remains the quintessential brooding cowboy, complete with an arsenal of inner demons, all of that changes when Rachel steps back into his life.

She was the girl he pushed away.
Now she’s the girl who wishes she could leave.
Despite the odds, Shane will do everything to convince Rachel he needs a second chance that he doesn’t deserve but when the two of them head off into the wilderness together in search of lost cattle, more than just their hearts are at stake.

Whether it's love or lives on the line, one thing is for sure: always bet on the wild card.

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Review

Wild Card is the first book in the new series, North Ridge Trilogy about the Nelson brothers and based in the beautiful Canadian mountains.

Shane Nelson is the youngest of the Nelson brothers and the one who has stayed to help his father and grandfather look after the family ranch, Ravenswood Ranch. Now firmly at the helm he has never regretted staying behind but he has regretted letting his one and only love, Rachel leave. But now Rachel is back in her home town to care for her mother. Is this his chance to put right what he destroyed six years ago?

Rachel has stayed away from her hometown and her mother for the last six years. Having had her heart broken by Shane she did not ever envision coming face to face with him again. In doing so it brings back all the desolation of the past and the hate she holds inside.

The story of this second chance romance was told in present day and flashback to the past showing how the two best friends from childhood came to be lovers and how they were broken apart. The present is them rekindling their hot romance and learning to forgive the past.

It was a little slow going at the start but little by little the reader was given glimpses of what had occurred in the past. I did think the reason for the break up was weak and I could not work out why Shane took the option he took but then I guess if he hadn’t then all the drama and angst would be gone and make for a short story.

I liked the build-up of the atmosphere and the relationship between the family, especially the   brothers (I think I would enjoy Fox and Maverick’s stories more as they were older and a little more enigmatic for my personal taste)  However, it was a pleasant and engaging storyline for Rachel and Shane which covered a deeper subject matter. It could be a trigger for some readers though.

Overall I enjoyed this slow burn second chance romance and shall look forward to reading the next two books which hopefully are Fox and Maverick’s stories. Three and a half stars. 

*ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

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Meet The Author

KarinaHalle

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.


Blog Tour | Virtue and Honor (Earthbound Angels #3) by Randi Perrin | #BlogTour #Paranormal #Romance



Title: Virtue and Honor
Series: Earthbound Angels #3
Author: Randi Perrin
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date:  29 July 2017
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing




Angela Waters juggles two high-stress jobs: nurse and earthbound angel. On a rare girls’ night out, she intervenes and saves the life of Mason Kearney, a stripper with southern charm and a secret. It’s a move that will force her to contemplate why in all the heavens she puts up with the injustice of being an angel, which leads to a bombshell that challenges everything she’s ever known.

In the midst of falling for the Alabama boy, she’s in for the fight of her life when a demon, hell-bent on taking her wings, shows up at the most inopportune times.

With a family of angels rallying behind her, she’s sent on a mission to learn everything about them, herself, and evil, to save all the earthbounds from an untimely demise.

Can Angela survive with her heart and her wings intact?




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Angela cringed as the stripper—egged on by a twenty from her best friend, Harper—moved even closer. He was just a breath away, gyrating his hips in time with the heavy bass beat blasting from the speakers in the hazy room.
He was attractive, she’d give him that, with his washboard abs covered in stripper grease and his square jaw covered in light stubble. His shoulders were broad and his smile projected warmth. But she had no clue how to act with a cute guy grinding his heart out, his crotch—covered by a thin layer of sparkly purple fabric—almost dead even with her nose. She had been hypnotized by the guy since the moment she laid eyes on him, a pull that kept her from looking away, which was the only reason why she didn’t make Harper do an about face and walk them back out the door when they got there. When Harper suggested a “girl’s night out,” she had no idea it would culminate in ogling well-oiled men and shoving bills down their contour-hugging briefs. Even if it did include the brown-haired Adonis scantily clad in purple who was shaking what his momma gave him as he prowled around for money.
Angela gave him a tiny smile before she leaned back against the hard chair and winced. For a place that relied on customers staying for long periods of time, the seats were not comfortable.
Harper pulled a few more bills out of her wallet and winked at her. “Enjoying the scenery? I can get him back over here.” She thumbed through the wad of ones and fives with a smile.
“I can’t believe you brought me to a place like this,” Angela said, reaching for the glass in front of her, which contained the remnants of a virgin tequila sunrise… so, just a sunrise.
“I can’t believe you’ve never been to a place like this. You are straight, aren’t you?”
Angela rolled her eyes. Harper knew her preferences. In fact, Angela had been in lust with Harper’s younger brother for most of high school, finally hooking up with him during their senior year. However, he had been ripped from everyone too soon. She’d been on a few dates since then, but no one had lived up to Bryce. Angela didn’t have time for a relationship anyway, what with pulling twelve-hour shifts at work.
“Come on, it’s been three years since we lost Bryce,” Harper said, sadness clouding her eyes for a split second before returning to glee with the sights that surrounded her. “We’ve got to get you a good hook-up, get you laid. You’re still just as virgin as that drink in your hand. Speaking of the drink, we should fix that as well.”



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Randi has spent her entire life writing in one form or another. In fact, if she wasn't writing, she'd likely go completely and utterly insane. Her husband has learned to recognize when the voices are talking in her head and she needs some quality time with an empty Word file (the key to a successful marriage with a writer).

She lives with her husband, daughter, and four-legged children—all of which think they are people too.

A pop culture junkie, she has been known to have entire conversations in movie quotes and/or song lyrics.





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New Release | Finding Home (Coming Home #2) by JM Adele | #NEW #NewAdult #Romance


Title: Finding Home
Series: Coming Home #2
Author: J.M. Adele
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: 14 August 2017



I’ve done some things I’m ashamed of. Been the subject of gossip they didn’t even bother trying to keep from my ears. But I’m here, thousands of miles away trying to atone for my sins. Funny thing is, some sins are so ingrained it’s impossible to scrub them from your DNA.

Chelsea’s hell bent on reigning in her free spirit and becoming the daughter her mama could be proud of. Lord knows she owes her that much. But when a stranger crosses her path, her wild heart flares to life. She figures a little bit of fun never hurt none. She isn’t prepared for the lesson fate serves with a slice of pie, and some sweet tea on the side.

Greyson is done with being neck deep in cow dung. He’s ready to hang up his cowboy hat and replace it with a toque blanche. Following his passion all the way to Boston, he gets the shock of his life when the smokin’ hot blonde from Alabama turns up in his uncle’s restaurant.

But her plans and his future are set for different destinations. And distance isn’t the only thing trying to tear them apart.

The kitchen is about to go volcanic as he fights to chase his dream, and hold on to his dream girl.

Chelsea will have to make a choice between her heart, or her home.

Which one will it be?

*Recommended for readers 18+ due to mature content. *





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    Like the rest of town, Lucy’s Diner was stuck in a time warp. They had the jukebox to prove it, complete with vinyl records. It had a nice homey feel to it, though—another thing she’d miss while she was gone.

    The bell on the door jingled as it slapped shut behind her. An aromatic cocktail of grease and coffee hung on the air, assailing her senses, and triggering her hunger. Chelsea turned and waved to Angel as she drove off shaking her head. Her friend thought she was crazy, meeting a strange man who wasn’t hanging around for long. She’d learned to be more selective and trust her instincts when it came to men, despite her impulsive tendencies. Unwilling to repeat the fatal mistake from her past.

    Maybe she was crazy, but there was something about him… She wasn’t completely irresponsible. The diner was her turf and it was safe. There’d be people here that would look out for her.

    She had this under control.

    Chelsea’s blue gaze roamed the cracked red vinyl booths, until they landed on the deliciousness that was Greyson Stranger. She didn’t know his last name, so Stranger it was, and that’s how she wanted it to stay. This was just a short detour to let off some steam before she had to get back to the serious business of paying for her sins.

    Her smile stretched wide as she watched him take her in, the heat in his eyes blazing. His long, dark hair hung over one eye, brushing the tops of his wide shoulders. He leaned back in the chair and rested his arms across the table in front of him, with a hint of a smile in greeting.

    Slowly walking towards him, she kept eye contact, half because she wanted to make an entrance, and half because she couldn’t look away.

    “Is this seat taken?”

    Greyson waved his hand across the booth as if to say, “Be my guest.”

    Chelsea slid into the seat and rested her chin in her hands, still staring at him.

    “Hi.”

    “Hi.” He smirked.

    “You hungry?”

    “Yeah. I’ve ordered a piece of pie and sweet tea. I didn’t know if you were gonna show up, so I figured I’d… fill up my body…” He wiggled his fingers to put air quotes around his use of her phrase. “… before gettin’ back on the road.”

    At the mention of his body, Chelsea’s eyes dropped to his straining T-shirt again. It was hard not to look. The man was gorgeous. “Well, sugar, if I invite a man somewhere you can always guarantee I’ll show up. A piece of pie and some sweet tea sounds mighty fine right about now.”

    The waitress appeared in time with Chelsea’s declaration. “Hi sweetie, good to see you again. You having what he’s having?” The older lady stood with pencil and pad poised, and a ready smile.

    “Thanks, Doreen.”

    “Okay, hun.” She bustled back behind the counter.

    Chelsea turned back to her companion. “So, tell me about your first kiss?”

    Greyson’s mouth dropped open and he huffed out a laugh. “Excuse me?”

    “First kiss. Come on. Spill.”

    “Mindy Lawson, second grade, on the swings. How about you?”

    “Decker Turner, two years old, in the playpen.” She grinned. “What did you think you’d grow up to be when you were a kid?”

    “Superman… How ‘bout you?”

    “Lois Lane.” The corner of her mouth kicked up as she batted her lashes playfully.

    A deep laugh rumbled out of him, sending tingles down her neck.

    “Do I get to ask a question?” He raised a dark brow.

    “Only if it’s not personal.”

    “Your first kiss isn’t personal?”

    “No.” She shrugged.

    “So, I can’t ask what your last name is?”

    “Nope.”

    “Or your number?”

    “Nooo.” She shook her head, dramatically.

    He sat up straight and scratched the stubble on his chin, one side of his mouth quirked. “Arrabbiata or Carbonara?”

    “Ooh, good one. It depends on my mood. Arrabbiata, most of the time.”

    “Spicy… Nice.” He leaned towards her, his eyes dipping to her lips for a second, before seeking her gaze again.

    She put her hands on the table, mirroring him as she leaned forward. “Red or white wine?”

    “Whatever goes with the dish.”

    “I like an adventurous man.” The smile broke out on her face again.

    “I’m on the biggest adventure of my life.”

    “Where ya headed?”

    “Isn’t that a personal question?” He raised a brow and moved his hand closer so their fingers touched.

    “Touché. Yes, it is.”

    The clink of plates on the table broke the intensity between them.

    Chelsea took in a desperate breath as they both leaned back. “Thanks, Doreen, you’re a darlin’.”

    “You’re welcome, sweetie. Enjoy!”

    They each took a forkful of pie, and chewed as their eyes roamed over each other. The taste on her tongue was amazing. The country song playing on the jukebox barely registered over the sound of Grey’s lips smacking together as he enjoyed his food. He made a low hum in his throat, and she let out a whimper. It was the most intense foreplay she’d ever experienced.

    She couldn’t help feeling sad at the thought that this couldn’t go anywhere. It should have been a warning signal, when fleeting hook-ups were the only relationships she dared to entertain. The type she could control. Maybe it hadn’t been wise, starting something with this man. It echoed of her past. Of a stupid decision that cost a life. She feared she was setting herself up for a painful experience, rather than the fun she’d hoped for.

    Picking up her glass, she gulped down some cool, sweet tea, looking away from him for a beat.

    “Feelin’ a bit heated, sugar?” The amusement was obvious in his voice.

    The glass thunked on the table as she put it down too forcefully. “I am. You wanna get out of here?”

    “What’s the hurry? Are you tired of me already?”

    “Nope. It’s just the opposite. I’m afraid I’ve bitten off more than I can chew, but like the greedy girl I am, I’d like to gorge myself some more.”

    She had lost her everlovin’ mind.

    His jaw tightened and he paused, his eyes flashing to her mouth. She watched that jaw loosen as he continued to chew and swallow slowly. His gaze drifted back to hers, and he picked up his drink, draining it in one long chug before pushing the glass away.

    “You’re a wild one… Tempting.”

    He sat so still with his eyes boring into hers, his face an intense mask. His eyebrows had dropped. He looked almost angry… or maybe frustrated. It did nothing to dispel the heat that gathered in her core. If anything, the hint of fire in his eyes set her desire for him at furnace level. She’d never experienced an attraction like this before, putting her at a distinct disadvantage. She needed to be the one in control, and she felt anything but.

    “I need to get back on the road. If I don’t get out of here now, I’m never going to leave,” he muttered, before he stood. Reaching into his back pocket, he pulled out his wallet, and threw some green onto the table. His warm palm caressed her cheek, as his thumb drifted across her bottom lip. The touch set off all sorts of tingles, further awakening parts that had no business being excited in a 1950s diner.

    Chelsea’s heart thundered in her chest as he leaned down to place a soft kiss on her lips. The barely-there touch seared more than the hottest chili.

    “The first kiss is always personal,” he whispered in her ear, before walking out of her life. 

    For good.

    She sat for the longest time, staring at where he’d been sitting, trying to calm the hell down. Wondering what the fuck had just happened, and why she suddenly felt so bereft. Like her carefully planned future now had a gaping hole she had no idea how to fill.




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      Former nurse, reluctant romantic, and chocolate lover, J.M. Adele, is the author of paranormal and contemporary romance, and romantic suspense. After years of indulging in her addiction to reading, her own characters started to tell their stories. They were relentless, forcing her to put pen to paper and release them into the world. She also owns and runs The Flare Up book blog where she shares her reading obsession.

      On most days you can find her running between the desk, and wrangling her three boisterous boys while carrying a book in one hand. When everyone else drifts off to dreamland she escapes into the worlds conjured by the characters in her head.