Book It, Contemporary Romance, New Release, Sports Romance

New Release: Not My Match by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Not My Match by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Not My Match by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Not My Match by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Not My Match by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Title: Not My Match (The Game Changers #2)
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date:
19 January 2021

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills delivers a smart and sexy romance about a professional football hottie and the girl he’s sworn to never touch.

Homeless and heartbreakingly innocent, Giselle Riley walks into my penthouse and chaos follows.

I shouldn’t have invited the girl genius to live with me, but it’s clear she needs my help—not only for a place to lay her pretty blonde head but in finding real love, which she’s not going to get with the crazy men she picks up online.

Too bad she’s a twenty-four-year-old virgin and I’m a bad boy wide receiver. She’s off limits for a hardcore player like me—and we’re just friends.

Instead, I’m her matchmaking service, no matter how jealous it makes me when I tag along on her dates.

I can keep my self-control. Right? No way will I give in to everything inside me that dreams of a girl like her in my world.

I may be the best wide receiver in the country, but how could I hold on to a girl like her?


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Adventure, Book It, Fantasy Fiction, New Adult Fiction, YA Fiction

New Release: House of Bastiion by K.L. Kolarich

House of Bastion by K.L. Kolarich
House of Bastion by K.L. Kolarich
House of Bastion by K.L. Kolarich
House of Bastiion by K.L. Kolarich

Title: House of Bastiion (The Haidren Legacy #1)
Author: K.L. Kolarich
Genre: YA/NA High Fantasy/ Adventure
Release Date: 19 January 2021

Summary:

BEHIND THE MASK OF DUTY AND POWER, NO ONE IS WHO THEY SEEM…

Centuries after the Forgotten Wars ravaged the world and turned it to ash, the Houses of Pilar, Darakai, Boreal, and Bastiion forged an accord with the royal line of Thoarne, founding a Quadren of advisory to the throne of Orynthia. Every generation, a single Haidren from each of the four Houses is appointed to this coveted chair.

Upon her Ascension to adulthood, Luscia Tiergan takes her seat at court as al’Haidren to the House of Boreal and is quickly drawn into a maze of political traps and dark secrets. As she adjusts to her new life, Luscia uncovers a pattern of forgotten children, slain in the streets of Bastiion.

Raised on superstitious rumors about Boreal’s penchant for sorcery, Zaethan Kasim, al’Haidren to the House of Darakai, inevitably clashes with Lusica when she arrives in Bastiion. But when his position is threatened by an old rival, Zaethan is forced to set aside his hatred and form an uneasy alliance with the Boreali al’Haidren to secure his claim.

Following a disturbing stream of innocent bloodshed across Orynthia, Luscia and Zaethan discover their ideals are far more aligned than they might have imagined. But in a land of war and deceit, the path to peace should never be trusted.


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Book It, Book Teasers, Contemporary Romance

Excerpt Reveal: The Invitation

The Invitation by Vi Keeland
The Invitation by Vi Keeland
The Invitation by Vi Keeland
The Invitation by Vi Keeland

Title: The Invitation
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 18 January 2021

Summary:

The first time I met Hudson Rothschild was at a wedding. I’d received an unexpected invitation to one of the swankiest venues in the city.

Hudson was a groomsman and quite possibly the most gorgeous man I’d ever laid eyes on. He asked me to dance, and our chemistry was off the charts.

I knew it wasn’t a good idea to get involved with him, considering the wedding I was at. But our connection was intense, and I was having a great time.

Though the fun came to a screeching halt when Hudson figured out I wasn’t who I’d said I was. You see, that unexpected invitation I received? Well, it hadn’t actually been addressed to me—it was sent to my ex-roommate who’d bounced a check for two months’ rent and moved out in the middle of the night. I figured she owed me an expensive night out, but I guess, technically, I was crashing the wedding.

Once caught, I couldn’t get out of there fast enough. As I bolted for the door, I might’ve plucked a few bottles of expensive champagne off the tables I passed, all while the gorgeous, angry groomsman was hot on my tail.

Outside, I jumped into a taxi. My heart ricocheted against my ribs as we drove down the block—but at least I’d escaped unscathed.

Or so I thought.

Until I realized I’d left my cell phone behind at the table.

Take one guess who found it?

This is the crazy story of how Hudson Rothschild and I met. But trust me, it’s only the tip of the iceberg.

A new, sexy standalone from #1 New York Times Bestseller, Vi Keeland.


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JSYK: 2021 Update

I’m sure most of you have noticed that my blog hasn’t been updated since the start of December. I got mono the second week of December and I’ve been super sick since. And this shit is not stopping. It’s serious and never ending.
Please bear with me. My blog is not abandoned. I am reading, sleeping, reading, sleeping… trying not to swallow.
That certainly sounded weird.
I mean my throat feels like razor blades. I am trying to do some reviews so I can post them later.

Hugs & Kisses — wait nope, don’t do that. Virtual fist bumps all around.

Ali

Adult Fiction, Book Reviews, Horror

Book Review: The Haunting of Gallagher Hotel by K.T. Rose

The Haunting of Gallagher Hotel by K.T. Rose
The Haunting of Gallagher Hotel by K.T. Rose
The Haunting of Gallagher Hotel by K.T. Rose
The Haunting of Gallagher Hotel by K.T. Rose

Title: The Haunting of Gallagher Hotel
Author:
K.T. Rose
Genre: Supernatural Horror
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

If you are looking for something in the vein of Darcy Coates you might pick up K.T. Rose’s The Haunting of Gallagher Hotel. Pulling from haunted house lore and pure horror fiction, this book is meant to take the ugly in human beings and punish those sinners ala the highway to hell style.

Riley is just trying to eek by. She’s doing her best to fake it until she makes it as she recovers from her son’s tragic death while dealing with the daily pressure of an overzealous boyfriend bent on commitment. She’s rather shocked to receive a private request to handle an overnight catering request as a server. Riley desperately needs the money.

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Book Reviews, Collection, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, Uncategorized

Book Review: Road to Woop Woop by Eugen Bacon

Road Woop Woop Eugen Bacon
Road Woop Woop Eugen Bacon
Road Woop Woop Eugen Bacon
Road Woop Woop Eugen Bacon

Title: Road to Woop Woop
Author: Eugen Bacon
Genre: Collection / Speculative Fiction / Dark Fantasy
My rating:
4 of 5 stars

The Road to Woop Woop and Other Stories is a collection of 24 of Eugen Bacon’s tales that run the gambit of warm and witty to chillingly sinister. The thread that pulls these stories together is relationships within storytelling, whether it is a father and daughter or an author and his story; Eugen Bacon builds you a world where the bond between the two is the crux.

These narratives are compelling and provoking, and this book is impossible to put down. Vignette after vignette pulls you further along the line until you are well hooked. And although some stories are short, the compendium allows the reader to nosh at will what they may and leave more for another bite later.

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Book Reviews, YA Fiction, YA Paranormal

Book Review: The Claires by C.L. Gaber

The Claires by C.L. Gaber
The Claires by C.L. Gaber
The Claires by C.L. Gaber
The Claires by C.L. Gaber

Title: The Claires (An Ascenders Novel)
Author: C.L. Gaber
Genre: YA, Paranormal
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

C.L. Gaber’s The Claires is probably not where I was supposed to start the Ascenders series. But I did start it here, and I’m not mad about it.

The Claires are four sisters who were first born in 1911. The quadruplets each have an extraordinary power: Claire V is clairvoyant; she is clear seeing of the future. Claire S is clairsentient; she has an exact feeling of others’ emotions, Clair A is clairaudient; she is clear hearing and can tap into the spirit realm, and Clair C is Claircognizant, which is clear all-knowing. Every lifetime they die on their seventeenth birthday only to be reborn two months later for the cycle to begin again.

In the year 2013, the girls are sixteen and pre-planning their upcoming seventeenth birthday. This time they are hoping to break the curse finally. They’ve lived this entire life differently and are hoping that it will make a difference.

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Book Teasers, Contemporary Romance

Teaser Reveal: Good With His Hands by Lili Valente & Lauren Blakely

Good With His Hands by Lili Valente & Lauren Blakely
Good With His Hands by Lili Valente & Lauren Blakely
Good With His Hands by Lili Valente & Lauren Blakely
Good With His Hands by Lili Valente & Lauren Blakely

Title: Good With His Hands (Good in Bed Series #1)
Author:
Lili Valente & Lauren Blakely
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 18 December 2020

Summary:

A sexy best friend’s brother romance from bestselling authors Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente!

I’m the wrong guy for her.

She’s sunshine and cherry pie. I’m whiskey and fast cars. I’m also keeping one hell of a secret from the woman I’ve wanted for years.

But when I find a list my sister left behind for Ruby, I’ve got no choice but to offer the sexy, big-hearted girl next door both a road trip and a chance.

A chance to discover how big she can dream. 

And if some of those dreams play out in the bedroom? Well, there’s nothing wrong with a few — okay, several — hot nights together as we hit the beach, visit old stomping grounds, and test all sorts of limits, in and out of the sheets.

Seven days, then I’m off, moving across the country, far away from her.

No way can things get complicated in a week. Ruby and I aren’t the kind of dream that has a shot of coming true.

Especially once she learns what I’ve done.

GOOD WITH HIS HANDS is a sexy standalone romance in the Good in Bed series!

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Book Reviews, Christian Fiction, New Adult Fiction

Book Review: They Call Me Gomer by J.C. Miller

They Call Me Gomer by JC Miller
They Call Me Gomer by JC Miller

Title: They Call Me Gomer
Author: J.C. Miller
Genre: New Adult, Urban Inspirational, Christian Fiction
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Real deal, like a heart attack, kind of read.

They Call Me Gomer is one of those reads that pulls you in and drags you through in immersion therapy. J.C. Miller doesn’t just use diary entries, but she enriches the story with the characters’ tongue. You can hear the speech, feel the personalities. She takes you there and makes you part of Go-Go’s story–the path she makes through her early life and the bumps and thumps she takes. They Call Me Gomer is not a pretty tale. It’s rife with instability, self-destruction, and a desire to live the better of the best life. GoGo’s journey is sometimes something you would want to turn away from but can’t stop yourself from reading more.

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