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Early Review: DITCHED by RC Boldt

Posted on Mar 30, 2018 with No comments

Mar 30, 2018

He's playing for the heart she's had sidelined for years.

Dating can be a rocky journey. Once the new shine wears off, you may end up with a case of buyer’s remorse.

That’s where I come in. I set the backdrop and coach you through the breakup.

Don't want overblown drama, hard feelings, or a drink tossed in your face? Then I'm your fairy godmother, child.

As an NFL quarterback, endorsement ads and the media pandering after me are all part of the game.

Ivy Hayes is the first woman who doesn't care about my money and the notoriety that goes along with it.

But I'm a long-term guy, and she operates strictly in the now. Which means I need to bring my A-game.

Otherwise, I’ll end up getting ditched.

**Ditched is a sports romance/contemporary romance with a bit of a twist. It is a standalone, full-length novel.**


RC Boldt has scored a touchdown with Ditched! If you’re looking for a new book boyfriend, Becket Jones just might be the one!

I loved this book! It was a nice change to read about the man wanting the real-deal relationship. Becket’s got his work cut out for him with Ivy Hayes though!

Ivy’s in the business of helping people get out of relationships and she’s not one for any attachments with men. Can Becket be the one to get through the walls Ivy has put up? Or will he get Ditched?

So many feels with this one. I thoroughly enjoyed Ivy and Becket’s story. The side characters were awesome too!

I highly recommend Ditched. It had me from page one!

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Publisher: RC Boldt Publishing, LLC
Pub Date: April 3, 2018

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Early Review: The Morcai Battalion: The Pursuit by Diana Palmer

Posted on Mar 23, 2018 with No comments

Mar 23, 2018

New York Times bestselling author Diana Palmer
 delivers an intergalactic tale of impossible love…and betrayal

The first time Mekashe, Captain of the Imperial Guard, meets blue-eyed human beauty Jasmine Donally, the two nearly come to blows. Forever devoted to the Cehn-Tahr, Mekashe is forced to sever ties with the object of his adoration. Years pass before their paths cross again, but Mekashe hasn’t forgotten what transpired—or the way she makes his heart race. But even if he can forgive the past, insurmountable barriers still threaten to keep them worlds apart. With their mutual attraction escalating quickly, they’ll have to find a way to bridge the gap—or be lost to each other forever.


The Morcai Battalion: The Pursuit by Diana Palmer is a appealing universe. This is my first foray into Palmer's world, I felt a bit lost. Mekashe is an older hero who falls in love with a much younger human. After years of separation the fire is still there. There is such a level of ignorant childish behavior from the heroine at the beginning of this book that I almost did not finish. Only after heart-wrenching disaster in her life does Jasmine become the female deserving of the hero. Everything tied up nicely at the very end in a quick and painless fashion. I enjoyed the world Palmer has created, I'm going to read the first book in the series.

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Publisher: Harlequin
Pub Date: Mar. 27, 2018

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Audiobook Release Blitz: The Unseelie King by Heather Killough-Walden

Posted on Mar 20, 2018 with 1 comment

Mar 20, 2018

Audiobooks Lovers have been eagerly awaiting the release of THE UNSEELIE KING, the sixth book in the KINGS SERIES by Heather Killough-Walden and narrated by Antony Ferguson!

The Unseelie King
(The Kings Series, Bk #6)
By Heather Killough-Walden
Narrated by Antony Ferguson


For thousands of years, two realms of unspeakable magic and mystery have existed in peace side by side. One is a land of light, of kindness, of dreams, and of color. The other is rendered in the gray lines of wickedness and seeped in the unbearable beauty of all that is forbidden. The first is ruled by the Seelie King. The other is ruled by Caliban . . . The Unholy.

Minerva Trystaine has always been the quiet twin, bullied by reality's fierceness into a life of solitary sensitivity. What she witnesses, she feels. Living in a world that breeds one misfortune after another, she has had no choice but to sequester herself from outgoing life and any hope it might have otherwise offered her. She hides in her music, her hopes and dreams silent but for the harmony she gives them upon rare occasion, allowing them to be heard in perfect pitch by the rest of the world. But when Minerva's sister, Selene, is forced into a fantastical realm of supernatural magic and mystery and taken as queen of the seelie kingdom, the twins are reunited with a world they can scarcely remember—but could never forget. They are Wishers. Born of furious magic and fueled by the need for justice, Wishers are the most feared magic users in the fae realms.

Contains mature themes.

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The Kings Series

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But wait there is more.....
The Shadow King, bk #7 will 
release on 
April 10, 2018!

About The Author

Heather Killough-Walden is a California native currently living in Texas with her husband, child, and King Charles Cavalier. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Big Bad Wolf series, The Kings series, the Lost Angels series, the October Trilogy, the Neverland series, and The Chosen Soul series. Heather’s educational background includes religious studies, archeology, and law. She has traveled all over the world but hopes to one day live in a town with a world-class hockey team. (Let’s Go Pens!)

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Review: All Star Batman Vol. 3: The First Ally Scott Snyder

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New York Times #1 best-selling writer Scott Snyder and artist Rafael Albuquerque, the Eisner Award-winning creative team of American Vampire, reunite for All Star Batman Vol. 3: The First Ally--a pulse-pounding thriller striking directly at the heart of the Bat-mythos!

Since he became Gotham City's guardian, the Batman has faced an army of the deadliest villains the world has ever known. His path has been dangerous, his losses incalculable. But with the help of his right-hand man, Alfred Pennyworth, he's emerged victorious every time.

But now the Dark Knight is facing a new enemy--the masked face of a conspiracy that spans generations. His name is Nemesis, and both Batman and the mysterious figure called "the First Ally" are on his hit list.

As old foes from the Penguin to Black Mask join the fray, Batman's quest to uncover the truth will take him from Gotham to Miami to the U.K.--and deep into his own past.

Soon Batman must face an impossible choice: he must sacrifice either the mantle of the Bat, or the man he loves most...


Wow! I love discovering Batman through the eyes of Alfred. Alfred is a bit of a mystery in his own right. He's Batman's go-to guy for just about everything. He never feels the need to sugar coat anything he needs to say to Batman. Although The First Ally is a bit of departure from the usual comic in the Batman series, it was important to showcase the life of our super hero from another vantage point. Snyder introduces and reminds us of old foes in an effortless way. A must read. Delve into the past and discover.

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Publisher: DC Comics
Pub Date: Mar. 20, 2018

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Early Review: Covert Game by Christine Feehan

Posted on Mar 9, 2018 with 1 comment

Mar 9, 2018

The GhostWalkers deal with the explosive fallout from Power Game in the lastest suspenseful novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.

Despite the death of a traitor and key conspirator, the plot to use the GhostWalker experiments to undermine the security of the U.S. by foreign interests still exists. The GhostWalkers themselves must race against the clock to neutralize the danger.


Blown away! Covert Game is sensational! Gino is exactly the kind of hero a girl in need of protection could want. Wait! Even if you don't need protection, he'd be your go-to guy. Although, the truth of the matter is, Zara can take care of herself. Intense action is always dispatched in this series, Covert Game is no exception. Gino and Zara are the perfect match, delivering page after page of fierce feels. If you want an adventure and a powerful romance, Covert Game is for you. The Ghost Walkers are still fresh and exciting fourteen books in. Feehan creates a world that is never dull, always intriguing. I look forward to the next Ghost Walker book.

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Publisher: Berkley
Pub Date: March 20, 2018

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Release Day Blitz: Tempting Jane by Monica Burns

Posted on Mar 6, 2018 with No comments

Mar 6, 2018

Tempting Jane
(The Rochester Sisterhood Series, Bk #1)
By Monica Burns


When the perfect staffing storm hits Jane Rochester’s temp agency, she winds up being Lincoln Chandler’s assistant for a week. Jane doesn’t do office romance, and her last relationship was one-sided. But one hot kiss from Lincoln changes everything. Now she has to decide if it’s love at first sight or just a fiery physical attraction.

Lincoln Chandler’s been focused on building his real estate development firm into a Fortune 500 company. He wasn’t looking for a relationship—particularly when his last girlfriend married Lincoln’s biggest competitor and took proprietary information with her in the bargain. But Jane Rochester is an undeniable force of nature, and the heat between them might be more than just a few hot nights in the bedroom.

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With a quick nod, Jane hurried back to the alcove outside Lincoln’s office. She set her coffee on the desk then moved quickly toward the open doorway. She’d barely had one foot over the threshold, when a hard body slammed into hers. Stumbling backward, Jane felt herself falling before strong arms wrapped around her waist. In a quick move, Lincoln turned them so they were braced against the wall that served as a break between the main administration area and the desk.

Caught between a solidly built male body and the wall, heat streaked its way through her blood as she breathed in his clean, outdoor scent. The frantic beat of her heart pounded loudly in her ears as she remained frozen against him. When he didn’t move right away, her breathing grew ragged.

“You okay?” The husky note in his voice sent a frisson dancing across her skin as she looked up into a pair of silvery-blue eyes. Every part of her was alive with sensation.

“Yes, I’m sorry—”

“Nothing to be sorry about. I shouldn’t have come barreling out of the office like that. I’m just glad you didn’t end up on the floor.”

When he didn’t, move, Jane’s heartbeat increased its pace like an out-of-control train heading for derailment. Something fiery flashed in his gaze as she wet her dry lips. The heat scraping across her senses left her feeling raw and exposed in a way that wasn’t unpleasant, but it was definitely unsettling. Her breathing became ragged as his head dropped slightly.

Oh God, he was going to kiss her. The moment the thought penetrated her consciousness, she instantly knew she wanted him to. Anticipation flooded her body as she drew in a sharp breath. A moment later her body screamed its objection as Lincoln pushed himself away from her until they were an arm’s length apart. The instant his heat left her body, Jane found herself wishing he hadn’t moved.

About The Author

A bestselling author of spicy historical and paranormal romance, Monica Burns penned her first short romance story at the age of nine when she selected the pseudonym she uses today. Her historical book awards include the 2011 RT BookReviews Reviewers Choice Award and the 2012 Gayle Wilson Heart of Excellence Award for Pleasure Me. She is also the recipient of the prestigious paranormal romance award, the 2011 PRISM Best of the Best award for Assassin’s Heart. From the days when she hid her stories from her sisters to her first completed full-length manuscript, she always believed in her dream despite rejections and setbacks. A workaholic wife and mother, Monica believes it’s possible for the good guy to win if they work hard enough.

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Release Day Blitz: Rome & Jules by Tara Lain

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Rome And Jules
by Tara Lain


Two werewolf households, both alike in dignity….

Rome Siracusa, youngest son of the alpha of the nouveau-riche Siracusa pack, wants to be a faithful son and pack member, but he’s got two big secrets. One, he’s blessed with enhanced hearing, vision, strength, and the ability to shift at will. Second, he’s gay, a fact he can’t admit to his deadly homophobic father.

Rome crashes a party at the mansion of his pack’s greatest enemy, the ancient, pure-blooded Havillands. Jules, the gay son of the drunkard alpha, is being married off to a rich entrepreneur. Smitten and moved by the beautiful male’s plight, Rome tries to find a way to save Jules—while digging himself deeper into pack politics and navigating his own arranged marriage. Secrets climb out of the caves as the werewolf gods speak through the mouths of their children, and the two great families clash, suffocating the hopes of star-crossed lovers.

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Crawling through the balcony window wasn’t exactly nonconfrontational. He plopped on the grass and pressed his back against the trunk of a tree. Maybe pebbles on the window? And if it’s not his room, dumbass? It made sense he’d have the one balcony on this side of the house. Do I risk it? He’s probably still out with Asshole Anderson. Man, that idea nauseated him. He closed his eyes and bumped the back of his head against the scratchy bark.
Lights shone against his closed lids, and he flicked his eyes open. Somebody’s in that room. He rolled up to a crouch and stared at the french doors. Like he willed it, one of them opened and out walked Jules.
Whoa. Rome sucked a breath, and his alpha-advantage eyes focused clearly on the scene, even though he was many feet away. Jules’s fair hair hung onto his shoulders, shimmering in the moonlight. He’d left his shirt open, and the white fabric barely contrasted with his pale chest—the chest that showed off those surprising muscles. He leaned on the parapet and sighed. Though hardly a whisper, Rome heard it clearly. He slipped a step closer.
Jules’s head snapped up. “Is there someone there?”
Wow. Could he hear that? Think fast. “But soft. What light through yonder window breaks?” Rome stepped out from under the tree branches and stopped. If Jules was going to scream, he needed a head start on the pursuers.
Instead, Jules gave that head cock, full of curiosity and unselfconscious charm. “I’ve always liked the sun.”
Rome let his smile break free. “I thought when I saw you that your hair looks like a great fall of sunlight.”
“How poetic.”
Rome walked slowly to the foot of the balcony and gazed up at Jules. Wild overgrown vines grew on trellises, some of them hanging away from the wall with the weight of the unkempt greenery. Rome pointed toward the window in front of him. “Is there someone sleeping inside?”
“No. There’s no one else in my end of the wing on either floor.”
“How nice.”
Jules rested his forearms on the balcony rail and leaned his chin on them. “When you broke in the other night—and I still don’t know how you did that—you said you wanted to be my friend and that you were worried about me being a pawn in a political game.”
“Yes. That’s all true.”
“Umm. But I don’t have any friends who recite Shakespeare to me. At least not Romeo and Juliet.” He smiled ever so slightly.
Rome’s heart beat hard. “And what does that suggest to you?”

“That the youngest son of the rich, powerful, and very homophobic Siracusa clan… is gay.”

About the Author

Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 32. Her best-selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Paranormal Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft.  She lives with her soul-mate husband and her soul-mate dog near the sea in California where she sets a lot of her books.  Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!

You can find Tara at Lain
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