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New release: Midlife Crisis by L.B. Dunbar

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

Midlife Crisis

Another romance for the over 40

L.B. Dunbar

Romantic Comedy

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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?

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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.

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Release Blitz: The Sound Of Us by AJ Love

Title: The Sound Of Us

Author: AJ Love

Series: Sound #2

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 10th May, 2018

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SYNOPSIS

Hallie Clarke is going back to Michigan, with her newfound optimism for life in place. Sort of.
Feeling refreshed from her time away, Hallie is ready to get down to business and face her nightmare again. With music in her ear, and her best friend by her side, she finally feels like she can put the past behind her.
If only she could put her ex behind her, too.

Nate Harris has changed. He’s moody, sullen and actually a bit of a you-know-what. No matter how hard he works out, how many girls he beds, he just can’t get the girl who got away out of his damn head. His guilt about what happened eats at him, and there isn’t much left for him to pick up.
With Hallie back in his life, whether he wants her there or not, how is he supposed to move on?

Both are still living the trauma of Freshman Year, both still filled with unfinished business and unanswered questions. But with a group of friends destined to put them together, a stalker kind-of ex and the usual college chaos, will Hallie and Nate be able to find each other again?

Will they be able to rekindle what they almost had?

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Meet the Author

AJ Love has been writing since she was a little girl, never leaving the house without a notebook. As a corporate stooge and single mother, she spends all of her free time reading, writing and drinking too much coffee (wine). AJ has a strong passion for the literary world and before writing her book, spent all of her time reviewing others. She also enjoys talking with all that read her book(s), her philosophy being that readers and authors are all part of the same world – a world where they are all enthusiastic about words.

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Title: The Sound Of Us

Author: AJ Love

Series: Sound #2

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 10th May, 2018

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SYNOPSIS

Hallie Clarke is going back to Michigan, with her newfound optimism for life in place. Sort of.

Feeling refreshed from her time away, Hallie is ready to get down to business and face her nightmare again. With music in her ear, and her best friend by her side, she finally feels like she can put the past behind her.

If only she could put her ex behind her, too.

Nate Harris has changed. He’s moody, sullen and actually a bit of a you-know-what. No matter how hard he works out, how many girls he beds, he just can’t get the girl who got away out of his damn head. His guilt about what happened eats at him, and there isn’t much left for him to pick up.

With Hallie back in his life, whether he wants her there or not, how is he supposed to move on?

Both are still living the trauma of Freshman Year, both still filled with unfinished business and unanswered questions. But with a group of friends destined to put them together, a stalker kind-of ex and the usual college chaos, will Hallie and Nate be able to find each other again?


Will they be able to rekindle what they almost had?

The Sound Of Us is LIVE!
One-click TODAY!

The Sound Of Us Book Two: Amazon Universal

The Sound Of You Book One: Amazon Universal

Meet the Author



AJ Love has been writing since she was a little girl, never leaving the house without a notebook. As a corporate stooge and single mother, she spends all of her free time reading, writing and drinking too much coffee (wine). AJ has a strong passion for the literary world and before writing her book, spent all of her time reviewing others. She also enjoys talking with all that read her book(s), her philosophy being that readers and authors are all part of the same world – a world where they are all enthusiastic about words.

You can follow AJ here:


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REVIEW

What can I say? I love Hallie and Nate. Mostly Nate. But hey. Who can blame me for loving a perfect guy who is a bit bad too?

Ms. Love comes back with an amazing story. Story of love. Friendship. Forgiveness. And also a bit of rivalry. And I like it. I like that we don’t have that much drama like in book 1 but there is enough to keep you turning the pages without breaks (yes toilet break was done with my kindle lol). I simply couldn’t stop reading it.

Hallie and Nate have matured since they last saw each other. They both changed due to events that caused them to break. Hallie knows what she wants and finally I showing her true self. And Nate? Nate is still hot. Still drool worth but he also changed. He is not going through girls just to score. Ha! After Hallie all he does is workout. They both try to convince each other and themselves l, and everyone around them that between them it’s over. But how can it be over when you feel all the feels just on a mere mention of her/his name?

Amazing read. I love it mostly because we get to know Nate really well. His POV are deep and thoughtful. Show us, the readers, that not everything is as perfect as you might think.

One of the best reads for 2018.

Thank you for giving us Hallie and Nate.

5 amazing stars.

Release Blitz: Forever Girl (Tagged Soldiers #2) by Sam Destiny

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Title: Forever Girl (Tagged Soldiers book 2)
Author: Sam Destiny
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Blurb:

There was supposed to be only one book for Tessa and Jazz, but you guys begged and I listened, so without further ado, here’s your blurb for book two!
Three weeks changed everything for Tessa Rowan. She knows what she wants, knows who she is, and what her heart beats for. Now, ten months later, Tessa finds herself back in the US—permanently due to a streak of fate. Jazz has returned, too, though the man she finds is no longer the guy she fell in love with.
Corporal Jesse ‘Jazz’ Connor has had it all—and walked away, thinking he could always make amends later. Returning to the US after months in hell proves to him though that sometimes you cannot pick up the pieces. Add to that the biggest mistake of his life and you hit rock-bottom.
Tessa won’t give up and Jazz won’t give in, but sometimes you cannot fight your Forever Girl… can you?

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Release Boost: The Sweetness of Life by Kathryn Andrews

Title: The Sweetness of Life
Series: Starving for Southern Series #1
Author: Kathryn Andrews
Genre: Chic-lit/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 28, 2017
Blurb
Shelby Leah
I love food. I love everything about it.
My dream has always been to land a job with the Food Network channel,
and I’ve spent years as a food critic, blogger, and chef, tasting my way across
the South to develop recipes that are a twist on the classics and uniquely my
own. When a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes calling, I’m shocked to
discover I’ve been paired with him, the worst blind date ever—bless
his heart, and I’m determined not to let anyone get in my way. So, I buckle my
designer heels, tighten my apron, and vow to myself there’s nothing in his
playbook that’s going to stop me from tasting success.
Zach Wolff
I love wine. It is my life.
What I hate are critics. I hate everything about their dream-killing
souls and elitist attitudes. So, when she shows up in the tasting
room of my winery in northern Georgia, the devil in disguise wearing a pair of
long legs and beautiful hazel eyes, I know just the plan to make and how to use
her to get what I want. What she doesn’t know won’t hurt her, because in the
end, I will win. I always do.
Two weeks.
His wine. Her recipes. A feature article in a special issue of a
world-renowned magazine.
Pairing wine with food is one thing, but two hearts is another. 
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Author Bio
Kathryn Andrews loves stories that end with a happily ever after. She started writing at age seven and never stopped. Kathryn is an Amazon Bestseller for her much loved Hale Brothers Series and is a Chic-lit, Contemporary Romance, and New Adult writer.

Kathryn graduated from the University of South Florida with degrees in Biology and Chemistry, and currently lives in Tampa, Florida. She spends her days as a sales director for a medical device company and her nights lost in her love of fictional characters.

When Kathryn is not crafting beautiful worlds that incorporate some of her most favorite real life places, she can be found hanging out with her husband and two young sons, while drinking iced coffee and enjoying the sun.

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Cover Reveal: The Sweetness of Life by Kathryn Andrews

Title: The Sweetness of Life
Series: Starving for Southern Series #1
Author: Kathryn Andrews
Genre: Chic-lit/Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Julie Burke
Photo: By Braadyn
Release Date: September 28, 2017
Blurb
Shelby Leah
I love food. I love everything about it.
My dream has always been to land a job with the Food Network channel,
and I’ve spent years as a food critic, blogger, and chef, tasting my way across
the South to develop recipes that are a twist on the classics and uniquely my
own. When a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes calling, I’m shocked to
discover I’ve been paired with him, the worst blind date ever—bless
his heart, and I’m determined not to let anyone get in my way. So, I buckle my
designer heels, tighten my apron, and vow to myself there’s nothing in his
playbook that’s going to stop me from tasting success.
Zach Wolff
I love wine. It is my life.
What I hate are critics. I hate everything about their dream-killing
souls and elitist attitudes. So, when she shows up in the tasting
room of my winery in northern Georgia, the devil in disguise wearing a pair of
long legs and beautiful hazel eyes, I know just the plan to make and how to use
her to get what I want. What she doesn’t know won’t hurt her, because in the
end, I will win. I always do.
Two weeks.
His wine. Her recipes. A feature article in a special issue of a
world-renowned magazine.
Pairing wine with food is one thing, but two hearts is another. 
Author Bio
Kathryn Andrews loves stories that end with a happily ever after. She started writing at age seven and never stopped. Kathryn is an Amazon Bestseller for her much loved Hale Brothers Series and is a Chic-lit, Contemporary Romance, and New Adult writer.
 
Kathryn graduated from the University of South Florida with degrees in Biology and Chemistry, and currently lives in Tampa, Florida. She spends her days as a sales director for a medical device company and her nights lost in her love of fictional characters.
 
When Kathryn is not crafting beautiful worlds that incorporate some of her most favorite real life places, she can be found hanging out with her husband and two young sons, while drinking iced coffee and enjoying the sun.
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Audio review: Knocked up Plan by Lauren Blakely

*Received an audio copy of this book from the author for an honest Review.*

Omg. This was my second book (in audio) by Lauren and OMG! It was just amazing. It pulled on the right emotions. Love, laughter, sadness, maternal and paternal instinct. It was just PERFECT.

Ms Lauren has created an amazing story where a simple woman wants one thing: a baby. To have her own little family. And she is ready to do a lot of things to get what she wants. Even asking her work colleague to be a donor. Simple. Right?

This book is just so funny. I was listening to it at work and many times I giggled or snorted aloud. Perfect.

Thank you for creating such fun, hot, sexy and emotional at the same time book!

5 stars!

ARC Review and release Blitz: Hate to Love you by Tijan

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Hate to Love You, an all-new standalone from New York Times Bestseller Tijan is LIVE!

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Hate to Love You by Tijan
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: August 28th

Rule #1: No hot guys.

It might sound ridiculous. I get it. It kind of is, but college was supposed to be my sanctuary. It was my place to start over. The rumors, the whispers, and the jealousy I endured through high school would all be gone.

No one would know me at college.

Rule #2: No drama.

I’d major in pre-law. I’d make a few loyal friends. Everything would be easy breezy. No one was going to use me or hurt me. I wouldn’t let them.

Rule #3: New year. New place. New me.

Right?

Wrong.

And all because of Shay Coleman.

Football captain and quarterback, he was the big guy on campus. The cocky guy in my political science class with a smirk. I hated him on sight . . .

. . . and he was about to break all my rules.

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About Tijan:

Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.

To find what to read next of hers, go to www.tijansbooks.com

WALL STREET JOURNAL, NEW YORK TIMES, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

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REVIEW:

Another book by Tijan that I basically swallowed.

College. Drama. Girl. Hot boy. Snarky comments. Romance. You have it all here. In one book.

You are not able to not fell in love with Shay. He is just perfect. He knows how to push Kennedy’s buttons. In the right way that you won’t hate him but fell in love with him.

Kennedy. Wow. I thought she is a crazy one. For a long time I was not able to fully connect with her but in the end we had the spark.

It’s a definitely book worth reading.

4.5 stars.

Release Blitz and ARC Review: Winner by Belle Brooks

Title: Winner
Author: Belle Brooks
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: August 8, 2017 
Roselette Horton… 
Miss Prim and Proper. 
Arm candy for one of the richest men in Hoffman. 
Fate had her saving my life. Now I’m indebted to repay the favour.
Rose has the biggest stick up her arse. It’s surprising she can even put one foot in front of the other. She has no clue what it means to be living, or who she really is. To the outside world Rose has everything, but to those who pay close attention, it’s nothing short of a well-constructed façade.

I’m Finlay Crossley and I’m a simple misfit from the wrong side of the tracks. 
Until three days ago, I didn’t have two cents to rub together. 
Rose is my opposite in every way, but as the saying goes—‘opposites attract.’ 

How in the world does a socialite notice a nobody like me? 
It all happens when a loser becomes a winner.

Born in Australia, Belle Brooks has always had a passion for books and creative writing. She loves exploring the different ways stories can be told through the use of text and in-depth characters. Since she was a child her strong talent and interest in creative writing was evident, explaining that her favourite class in school was English. Despite her love for all things books, she decided the world of advertising and marketing was where she could put her talents to use in the business realm, well that is until now. Belle enjoys creative writing and creating fictional stories that leave a valued message inside the pages.

 REVIEW

Belle Brooks created another book that basically pulled me and did not let me go until I finished. I kid you not. I was hiding at home and at work to read. I missed that feeling as lately I haven’t had it.

This story is showing us that finding yourself is important just like finding happiness is. And the book has all reader can ask for: feels, angst, drama. Everything.

I loved Finley and Rose. Their opposite characters created perfect chemistry. Two worlds that create amazing love story. With enough heartache and joy.

Thank you for giving us another great book.

5 stars.

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Release Boost: DayDream by Saphire Knight

 

Title: Daydream

An Oath Keepers MC Standalone

Author: Sapphire Knight
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: August 1, 2017

 

Blurb
Daydream, or was it more like a Nightmare?
He was a biker, a Nomad at that.
They’re the worst type of outlaws to fall for.
He called me his daydream and I fell.
I promised I wouldn’t f×ck him, but I lied and then left.
I had to, he didn’t want kids and I was carrying his child.
Now, I have to go back and can’t help but wonder…
will he kill me for keeping his son a secret?

 

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Author Bio
Sapphire Knight is the International Bestselling Author of Secrets, Exposed, Relinquish, Corrupted, Forsaken Control, Unwanted Sacrifices, Friction, Unexpected Forfeit, Russian Roulette, Princess and 1st Time Love.
The series are called Russkaya Mafiya, Oath Keepers MC, Ground and Pound, and Dirty Down South. Her books all reflect on what she loves to read herself.
Sapphire’s a Texas girl who is crazy about football. She’s always had a knack for writing, whether it is poems or stories.
She originally studied psychology and believes that it’s added to her passion for writing.Sapphire is the proud mom of two boys and has been married for thirteen years. When she’s not busy in her writing cave, she’s playing with her three Doberman Pinschers. She loves to donate to help animals and watch a good action movie.

 

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Release Blog Tour and Review: A Life Less Beautiful by Elle Brooks

A Life Less Beautiful by Elle Brooks

Cover Design by Elle Brooks

Release Date: June 8, 2017

 

Synopsis

Ellis Hughes has loved the girl next door since he was ten-years-old. She was his sun, moon, and every visible star in a clear night sky. She was also his biggest regret.

 

When a terrible accident rips Ellis and Harlow apart, it shatters both their hearts beyond repair. More than a decade later, Ellis has paid his penance, but his regret still lingers, and the love he once harbored for his childhood sweetheart has never faded.

 

What Ellis believes has been destroyed forever, slowly comes back to life, only for a cruel twist of fate to intervene. Knowing he cannot live his life without Harlow in it, he faces the ultimate test of selflessness.

 

He must sacrifice his own heart to mend hers.

 

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About the Author

I’m a little neurotic; I function on a tiny amount of sleep, and a huge amount of caffeine. I love old movies, green skittles, and have a slightly strange, and irrational fear of stormy weather.

 

When I’m not locked away scribbling down the crazy stories that occupy my mind, I can be found at home in East Yorkshire with my husband and two children.

 

I’m unashamedly fickle and can be persuaded to do just about anything with the promise of a good book, new shoes, or a bottle of bubbles.

 

Oh, and did I mention I also love to write?

 

Connect with Elle

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REVIEW:

There is not enough words to describe how I felt reading this book. In any language. It simply took my breath away. Ms Brooks has a way with her words that always leaves me speechless. And this book was no different. No. It was so much more. 


In here we meet Ellis and Harlow. Best friends. Best couple. Best everything. Nothing could keep them apart. Nothing and no one. 


Both of them are so hard not to love. You simply can’t hate them. It’s impossible. 


I knew Elle will not create a normal drama where there is a bad breakup because of misunderstanding or because they are off to college. No. She has to take your heart squish it slowly and then put into a mincer. When your heart is nothing but pieces, she is slowly picking all the pieces and expertly mending them together.  


There is not enough stars to rate this book. It’s simply a masterpiece that lands as first on my reading list for this year. It will be hard to move it from its spot. 


5 beautiful stars. 


Thank you for writing it. Thank you for giving us Harlow and Ellis.