Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Dump & Chase by Toni Aleo is LIVE!

The Dump was only the beginning. The Chase is worth waiting a lifetime for.
Dump & Chase by Toni Aleo is available now!

Shelli Adler has known what she wanted since she was eleven years old.

Aiden Brooks.

But Aiden has always had other ideas. After spending the early years of his life without his dad, hockey legend Lucas Brooks, Aiden is determined not to settle for anything less than true love. When he’s ready. Now he’s living the fast life of an NHL bachelor. He won’t give his heart to any one girl, but they can have his body—all night long.

The party to celebrate the start of the second half of the season was supposed to be no different from any other night. And when a stunning stranger approaches him, he can’t seem to keep his hands off her.

The next morning, she’s gone, and he’s been traded to his dad’s former team, the Nashville Assassins. All of his professional dreams are coming true, but he can’t shake the memory of the girl from that last party. He wants to see her again. Though, after moving across the country—and without knowing her name—that dream seems like a puck destined to miss the net.

For Shelli, her night with Aiden was everything she’d ever imagined it could be, and she’s sure it is all about to change for them. But for that to happen…he would have to know who she was.

The Dump was only the beginning. The Chase is worth waiting a lifetime for.

Christy's Review:

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Dump & Chase is the first book in Toni Aleo’s ‘Nashville Assassins: Next Generation’ series, but it didn’t feel like a new series to me. I love the Assassins so much, new and old. This book is about Shelli Adler (Shea & Elle’s daughter) and Aiden Brooks (Lucas and Fallon’s son).

Shelli and Aiden have known each other their entire lives, but Aiden never really saw Shelli. Not the way she saw him. Shelli has been in love with Aiden for as long as she can remember. These two have a bit of an age difference, so she was always one of the kids to him. Now, they are both in their twenties and he sees her differently.

As much as Aiden wants Shelli, he doesn’t do relationships, he doesn’t do love, and his career always comes first. But that doesn’t really work for our headstrong Shelli. In almost all of Toni’s books, the hero trumps all for me. This is the first time I can 100% say the heroine stole the show. I adored Shelli. I loved her confidence and that she never took less than what she deserved.

I’ve got to say… I was not Aiden Brooks biggest fan for a lot of this book. I loved his family, his relationship with his brother Asher was everything, but Aiden as a person rubbed me the wrong way. Until he didn’t. Aiden really grew on me, and by the end, I adored him too. That grand gesture was super swoony and I fell hard for it.

Shelli and Aiden’s relationship had a lot of back and forth, and was hard at times, but I loved them together. Their chemistry was insane and you could see that they were meant to be (even when Aiden couldn’t).

The Assassins are a hockey team, but they’re also family. That is my favorite aspect of Aleo’s hockey books. These characters are so close knit and I absolutely love that. As much as I loved getting Shelli and Aiden’s story, I loved catching up with their parents and the rest of the gang just as much. I’ve read every hockey book Toni has written so many of these characters made appearances. It was awesome to see.

Dump & Chase is a story that made me nostalgic for my OG Assassins books. If you’re a fan of those books, this is a must read for you. And if you haven’t read them, you really should! This can easily be read as a stand-alone, but you are missing out on the original squad. If you’re looking for a sports romance with a headstrong heroine and a sexy, funny, storyline, pick this up!!!

About the Author:

My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.
I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.
I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.
… and did I mention I love hockey?
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Monday, April 29, 2019

LIVE: Pretty Reckless by LJ Shen

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Pretty Reckless, an all-new standalone high school, bully romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is available now!


We were supposed to be best friends

But turned out to be worst enemies…


They say revenge is a dish best served cold.

I’d had four years to stew on what Daria Followhill did to me, and now my heart is completely iced.

I took her first kiss.

She took the only thing I loved.

I was poor.

She was rich.

The good thing about circumstances? They can change. Fast.

Now, I’m her parents’ latest shiny project.

Her housemate. Her tormentor. The captain of the rival football team she hates so much.

Yeah, baby girl, say it—I’m your foster brother.

There’s a price to pay for ruining the only good thing in my life, and she’s about to shell out some serious tears.

Daria Followhill thinks she is THE queen. I’m about to prove to her that she’s nothing but a spoiled princess.


Everyone loves a good-old, unapologetic punk.

But being a bitch? Oh, you get slammed for every snarky comment, cynical eye roll, and foot you put in your adversaries’ way.

The thing about stiletto heels is that they make a hell of a dent when you walk all over the people who try to hurt you.

In Penn Scully’s case, I pierced his heart until he bled out, then left it in a trash can on a bright summer day.

Four years ago, he asked me to save all of my firsts for him.

Now he lives across the hall, and there’s nothing I want more than to be his last everything.

His parting words when he gave me his heart were that nothing in this world is free.

Now? Now he is making me pay.

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Download your copy today for the special release week price of ONLY $2.99 or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

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About LJ Shen:

L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets people's’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Method by Kate Stewart is LIVE and a 5 star favorite!

We are celebrating the release METHOD by Kate Stewart! One-Click METHOD today!

Contemporary Romance

Stand Alone
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Hollywood is a temptress, a trickster, a soul-stealing devil. I married an A-list player, knowing I come second place to his craft. But Lucas and I are a golden couple, a modern-day fairy tale.

I’ve never doubted what we built...until the sudden death of Lucas’s best friend has scandal rocking the Hills and shaking the foundation of our relationship.

I chose Lucas as my safe haven...he chose the role of a lifetime.
For the next three months, I’ll share my nights with a stranger, watching as he buries his pain, immersed in his role and living as someone else.

We’ve done this before. I tell myself it’s just another movie, and he’ll return to me.

I should’ve known this time would be different.

To get my husband back, I’ll need the strength of ten men.

As it turns out, I’ll have to go through two.

Christy's 5+ star review:

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I am his life and he is mine and that’s the only way we’ve ever worked.

Method is a book unlike anything I’ve read before. I think it’s Kate’s best work yet. The writing is stunning and complex and just… everything. This book had my heart beating so fast, I was anxious, happy, sad, emotional, and at the end I took a deep breath and smiled so big. It was a journey, truly brilliant, and definitely one of my top reads of 2019.

This is the story of a married couple, Mila and Lucas. Lucas is a Hollywood star. He came from nothing and is a true rags to riches story. He’s a method actor and very good at what he does. When he’s working, work is his life. But Mila is always there. It’s never easy, but they make his job work. They love each other and it’s their reality.

When Lucas’s best friend and fellow actor passes away, something changes within Lucas. He’s not grieving and he’s not coping. Through all this, he gets a role of a lifetime. Something he’s going to have to dig deep to play. And he seems more lost to the role than ever. Mila doesn’t know what to do, she’s never experienced Lucas like this before. Are you anxious about how this is going to go yet? You should be ;)
Even though I was aware of this when I took my vows, it doesn’t make the progression any less grueling. Once immersed, Lucas never breaks character, ever, for any reason.

Oh my god the angst. I literally could not put this book down once I started reading. It stole my sleep and I was totally fine with that. Mila and Lucas are not a perfect couple and they don’t always have a perfect marriage, but love isn’t perfect. It’s messy, flawed, and sometimes heartbreaking and no one writes messy love better than Kate Stewart. But true love, unconditional love, it’s infinite. And that is the love Lucas and Mila have.

This book goes back and forth between the present and the past. When I was in the present, I wanted to go back to the past to see what happened to lead up to where we were, but when I was in the past, I wanted to speed up to get to the present. I couldn’t get enough of either one. Sometimes flashbacks don’t work for me in books, but the pace was seamless and the flashbacks were executed perfectly in this one.

If you can’t tell enough by my gushing review, this book is epic and needs to go to the very top of your TBR list! It’s compelling, emotional, sensual, and I foresee it going on a ton of top favorite lists this year (mine included!).

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About the Author:

A Texas native, Kate Stewart lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it's what she loves as a reader. Kate is a lover of all things '80s and '90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.

Contact Kate- Email-authorkatestewart@gmail.com

Review: Cruel Fortune by KA Linde

Lose yourself to the dark and glamorous underbelly of the Upper East Side in the second book in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde's new billionaire romance Cruel Trilogy.

I finally have everything I ever wanted--fame and fortune and literary success.

Only one problem: I lost my muse.

He was tall, dark, and handsome. Broody, enigmatic, alluring, and right for me in every way.

Until he wasn't. Until I lost everything.

And I can't lose it all again. I'll do anything to keep it.

Even seeing him again...

Christy's Review:

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KA Linde never fails to deliver books that keeps my attention from start to finish. This one pulled me in from the start and had me hooked entirely. The angst, drama, and the many OMG moments- I was addicted.

Natalie is now a best selling author. Her dreams are coming true. But she finds herself somewhere she never really wanted to be again… back in the city. New York. The Upper East side. As soon as her book release is over, she’ll be gone. That is, until she realizes that NYC is where she needs to be to write. It’s where her muse is.

I can’t even go into this plot because, well, spoilers… but I will say that this story-line could have went so many ways, and there were moments I questioned why it was going in a certain direction, but by the end… Gah! I couldn’t have been happier with the way things started to go. I have high hopes that the next book will give me all I want and need, but I’m sure it will be a bit stressful getting there.

A lot of these characters are manipulative, some are unlikable, but others are amazing. I love that there are so many different types of personalities in this book and you never know what you were getting. There is so much passion, intensity, and crazy sexy moments.

If you’re looking for a book that’s completely addictive and one that will keep you on the edge of your seat, pick up the Cruel series. I am loving these books and July can’t come soon enough. I’m dying to see how this ends!!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Blog Tour: The Mister by EL James


Beautiful and mysterious she possessed little more. . .

Than a dangerous and troublesome past.

THE MISTER, the highly anticipated new love story from #1 New York Times bestseller E L James is available now!

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London, 2019.  Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, he’s never had to work and he’s rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family’s noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It’s a role he’s not prepared for and one that he struggles to face.

But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who’s recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past.  Reticent, beautiful, and musically gifted, she’s an alluring mystery, and Maxim’s longing for her deepens into a passion that he’s never experienced and dares not name. Just who is Alessia Demachi? And can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? And what will she do when she learns that he’s been hiding secrets of his own?

From the heart of London through wild, rural Cornwall to the bleak, forbidding beauty of the Balkans, The Mister is a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page.


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E L James is an incurable romantic and a self-confessed fangirl. After twenty-five years of working in television, she decided to pursue a childhood dream and write stories that readers could take to their hearts. The result was the controversial and sensuous romance Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. In 2015, she published the #1 bestseller Grey, the story of Fifty Shades of Grey from the perspective of Christian Grey, and in 2017, the chart-topping Darker, the second part of the Fifty Shades story from Christian’s point of view. Her books have been published in fifty languages and have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.

E L James has been recognized as one of Time magazine's "Most Influential People in the World” and Publishers Weekly’s "Person of the Year.” Fifty Shades of Grey stayed on The New York Times Best Seller List for 133 consecutive weeks. Fifty Shades Freed won the Goodreads Choice Award (2012), and Fifty Shades of Grey was selected as one of the 100 Great Reads, as voted by readers, in PBS’s The Great American Read (2018). Darker has been long-listed for the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award.

She coproduced for Universal Studios the Fifty Shades movies, which made more than a billion dollars at the box office. The third installment, Fifty Shades Freed, won the People’s Choice Award for Drama in 2018.

E L James is blessed with two wonderful sons and lives with her husband, the novelist and screenwriter Niall Leonard, and their West Highland terriers in the leafy suburbs of West London.

E.L. James 

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