Book Blitz, Book It, NA Romance, New Release

Release Blitz: Of Bishops and Pawns by Renee Harless

Of Bishops and Pawns by Renee Harless
Of Bishops and Pawns by Renee Harless
Of Bishops and Pawns by Renee Harless
Of Bishops and Pawns by Renee Harless

Title: Of Bishops and Pawns (Ridge Rogues #2)
Author: Renee Harless
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date:
20 May 2021

Summary:

I played the game.

There were rules.

There was strategy.

There was always an escape.

No one knew how my past dictated my every move.

I did everything to keep the nightmares of my childhood at bay.

I reveled in my playboy reputation.

Then Sarah Hodges made a wrong move.

One that left me wondering how to match her play.

We weren’t supposed to work.

She was everything I wasn’t. 

But she had secrets of her own. 

Ones that left me shocked and furious.

Ones that gave me a leg up. 

Or so I thought.

It only took one quick game to land us in checkmate, 

something Wellington University never saw coming. 

The problem with that. . .

Neither did I.

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Book Blitz, Book It, College Romance, NA Romance, New Release

Release Blitz: Nice Guys Don’t Win by Micalea Smeltzer

Nice Guys Don't Win by Micalea Smeltzer
Nice Guys Don't Win by Micalea Smeltzer
Nice Guys Don't Win by Micalea Smeltzer
Nice Guys Don’t Win by Micalea Smeltzer

Title: Nice Guys Don’t Win (The Boys #2)
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Genre: New Adult College Romance
Release Date:
19 May 2021

Summary:

When I agreed to be his roommate, I had no way of knowing that Cole Anderson was one of my father’s star players.

Having transferred to Aldridge University for my junior year, I wasn’t familiar with anyone on campus.

If there’s one rule I’ve always been supposed to follow it’s don’t date a basketball player.

Cole is different, though, and I don’t want to stay away.

But when he finds out I’m the coach’s daughter I might not have any say in the matter.

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Blog Tour, Book It, Fantasy Fiction, YA Fantasy

Blog Tour: Encampment by Shalana Battles

Encampment by Shalana Battles
Encampment by Shalana Battles
Encampment by Shalana Battles
Encampment by Shalana Battles

Title: Encampment
Author: Shalana Battles
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Release Date: TBA

Summary:

Madeleine is a witch.

A fact that should have been more helpful when she woke up shackled to a wall with no idea how she got there.

Fourteen days later, she’s released from the dark cave into Encampment, a prison full of captured witches forced to fight one another until they’re sold to the highest bidder.

With spells controlling every inch, Madeleine can’t tell where reality begins.

Can the son of her captor be trusted?

Will she be brave enough to save the others?

Is there any way out alive?

Madeleine is only certain of one thing, death would be better than an enslaved life.

Magic isn’t always beautiful.

Hope doesn’t ensure happiness.

Love doesn’t always win.

Welcome to Encampment.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Fantasy, Fake Marriage Romance

Book Review: Hot Heir by Pippa Grant

Hot Heir by Pippa Grant
Hot Heir by Pippa Grant
Hot Heir by Pippa Grant
Hot Heir by Pippa Grant

Title: Hot Heir (The Royals #3)
Author: Pippa Grant
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Fake Marriage Romance
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Pippa Grant and her zany romance style are here with this romp, a Rom-Com Fake Marriage, where two of the most unlikely puzzle pieces fit.

Hot Heir reintroduces us to Viktor and Peach, the bickering and baiting pair who are more likely to light one another on fire than be caught in a hot air balloon over Goat’s Tit. However, as luck would have it, they are afloat over a peach orchard and arguing the finer points of sandbag babies at the opener. From that point on, you should know Pippa Grant is not here to disappoint.

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Adult Fiction, Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance

Book Review: Beautiful Enemy by Piper Lawson

Beautiful Enemy by Piper Lawson
Beautiful Enemy by Piper Lawson
Beautiful Enemy by Piper Lawson
Beautiful Enemy by Piper Lawson

Title: Beautiful Enemy (The Enemies Trilogy #1)
Author: Piper Lawson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 of 5 stars

I don’t know how to rate this. Is it really good? YES. Is it much the same formula that Piper Lawson tends to use in her other series? YES. I give it a 5-star rating for the story and a 3-star rating for the originality and come up with this 4-star rating.

Beautiful Enemy brings back two characters introduced to us in Piper Lawson’s last series, The Rivals Trilogy, Rae and Harrison. Rae has trekked off to Ibiza to recover her reputation after outing Harrison on social made her a pariah. Little does she realize that she’s walked into the lion’s den, and she’s about to be at her enemy’s beck and call for the next month because she just signed a contract to play at one of his venues.

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Adult Fiction, Blog Tour, Book It, Paranormal Romance, Suspense, Thriller

Blog Tour: Capturing Fate by Abbie Roads

Capturing Fate by Abbie Roads
Capturing Fate by Abbie Roads
Capturing Fate by Abbie Roads
Capturing Fate by Abbie Roads

Title: Capturing Fate (Fatal Truth #1)
Author: Abbie Roads
Genre: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense, Thriller
Release Date: 28 January 2021

Summary:

Can love untangle a web of lies and expose the truth? 

A loner with a mysterious childhood…

FBI agent Dolan Watts is no stranger to pain. From his childhood spent in foster care to his daily grind of hunting down hardened criminals, pain has been the one constant through the years. Confronted by a malicious new enemy who revels in mind games, Dolan begins to doubt his own perceptions.

A woman haunted by a secret…

Psychologist Daughter Dawson sabotages her own safety the moment she accepts Dolan as a client. Still, she feels compelled to help him. Dolan’s past mirrors many of the questions about her own. When she makes the mistake of confiding in him, both their lives are thrust into unimaginable danger. 

Find out why people are up all night reading bestselling author Abbie Roads’ chilling, emotional novels. You might want to read with the lights on and box of tissues.

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Book Blitz, Book It, Fantasy Fiction, LGBTQ+, YA Romance

Book Blitz: The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski

The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski
The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski
The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski
The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski

Title: The Midnight Lie (The Midnight Lie, #1)
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Genre: Fantasy, LGBTQ+, Romance, Young Adult
Release Date:
11 May 2021

Summary:

Set in the world of the New York Times–bestselling Winner’s Trilogy, Marie Rutkoski’s The Midnight Lie is an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us―and the lies we tell ourselves.

Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colors. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe and suffer the consequences.

Nirrim keeps her head down, and a dangerous secret close to her chest.

But then she encounters Sid, a rakish traveler from far away, who whispers rumors that the High Kith possess magic. Sid tempts Nirrim to seek that magic for herself. But to do that, Nirrim must surrender her old life. She must place her trust in this sly stranger who asks, above all, not to be trusted.

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Academy Romance, Book Reviews, YA Fantasy, YA Reverse Harem, YA Romance

Book Review: Stone and Secret by Evangeline Anderson

Stone and Secret by Evangeline Anderson
Stone and Secret by Evangeline Anderson
Stone and Secret by Evangeline Anderson
Stone and Secret by Evangeline Anderson

Title: Stone and Secret (Nocturne Academy #3)
Author: Evangeline Anderson
Genre: Fantasy YA
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Stone and Secret is my first Nocturne Academy novel, and I am ashamed I’ve not read the series already!

Emma Plunkett is the white bread of young ladies. She’s the average of unforgettable, you just saw her, and you don’t remember it. She’s trying her best to survive the meanest of Nocturne Academy because even white bread has to deal with mold. Emma’s mold? That would be Morganna Starchild, beast of a Fae, mean girl gone wild.  

Emma thinks she’s pulled the short straw when lined up to be lab partners with one of the most unfortunate looking students in school, Bran O’Connor. It seems like one more thing for which Morganna to snipe at her, but she quickly finds herself seeing more in Bran than what is on the surface. This is good because soon, she finds herself needing some help getting out of a sitch that is skin deep. 

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Book Reviews, College Romance, Genre, NA Bully Romance, NA Romance, Sports Romance

Book Review: The Deception You Weave by Tracy Lorraine

The Deception You Weave by Tracy Lorraine
The Deception You Weave by Tracy Lorraine
The Deception You Weave by Tracy Lorraine
The Deception You Weave by Tracy Lorraine

Title: The Deception You Weave (Maddison Kings University #2)
Author: Tracy Lorraine
Genre: College Sports Romance
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

No spoilers here: I’m not too fond of Letty. Unlike the previous two MKU installments, I finally liked Kane–for a little bit.

A little reminder. Letty dropped the bomb on Kane as to what their puddle loving resulted in, and that literally put him in a tailspin at the end of the book. So this one begins with him in the hospital and with Letty in the arms of another dude.

LETTY!

Really, now? How many dudes do you need? I know, all of them. Because Letty only knows what she wants when forced to admit it.

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Book It, Dark Romance, Mafia Romance, New Release

New Release: Malice by Coralee June

Malice by Coralee June
Malice by Coralee June
Malice by Coralee June
Malice by Coralee June

Title: Malice
Author: Coralee June
Genre: Mafia Romance
Release Date:
06 May 2021

Summary:

𝕿𝖍𝖊𝖗𝖊 𝖆𝖗𝖊 𝖙𝖍𝖗𝖊𝖊 𝖗𝖚𝖑𝖊𝖘 𝖋𝖔𝖗 𝖇𝖊𝖎𝖓𝖌 𝖇𝖊𝖘𝖙 𝖋𝖗𝖎𝖊𝖓𝖉𝖘 𝖜𝖎𝖙𝖍 𝖆 𝖒𝖆𝖋𝖎𝖆 𝖕𝖗𝖎𝖓𝖈𝖊𝖘𝖘:

1. Don’t ask any personal questions.

2. Don’t show up at her house unannounced.

3. Don’t ever, ever let anyone know you’re friends.

For three years, I followed the rules. Vicky and I met once a week at the diner where I worked. I was her slice of normalcy, she was the one person I could confide in. It might have been unconventional, but it worked for us.

One night, all hell broke loose and I got caught up in a battle of bloodshed where we almost lost our lives. I ended up face to face with Vicky’s dangerous older brothers. Anthony, William, and Nicholas Civella–the made men of the Kansas City Mob.

After fighting for my life and proving myself worthy, they brought me into their deadly world. It was glamorous but twisted. Torture, death, and crime followed me everywhere I went, chiseling away at parts of me until I wasn’t the same anymore.

Slowly, I betrayed my best friend, and fell in love.

Chances are they’ll ruin me. This thing between us has deadly consequences. But in this criminal world, I’m learning that the rules don’t apply when you’re the boss.

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