Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The Ex-Facotr Duet by Elisabeth Grace & Michelle Lynn ~ Cover Reveal

Release Day – February 28 Will I ever stop hurting the one person who’s never hurt me? I’ve done things I can never undo. No matter how much I wish I could, sometimes the wounds I inflict are too deep, too catastrophic, too septic to heal. As I look into the eyes of the only man I’ve ever loved I know I’ve gone too far. I’ve finally crossed the line. Even if he knew my reason for doing this, he’d never forgive me. He always puts my needs before his own. Now it’s my turn to protect him. None of that matters though because the betrayal and disgust in his eyes comes from deep within his soul. There’s no coming back from this. He will forever be tormented by what he’s seen, and he will never forgive me. The last fragment of my heart to hold out hope that we’d share a future, withers and dies.   ADD TO GOODREADS
Release Day – April 25 Coming face-to-face with my past changes EVERYTHING. I’m at the top of my game. All my struggles have finally paid off. Life should be great. I mean, life is great. Except for the fact that I can’t stop thinking of her. The woman who mangled my heart into a bloody pulp and never looked back. If I could free myself of our shared memories, my future would be golden. There’s only one way to move on—I have to confront the past, so I can move into the next chapter of my life in peace. Which means confronting her for the final time. I had no idea that knocking on her door that day would turn my life upside down. ADD TO GOODREADS  
      ABOUT ELISABETH GRACE: USA Today Bestselling author, Elisabeth Grace, has a soft spot for romance novels with happily ever afters and a hot spot for alpha males! She currently lives outside Toronto, Canada with her hubby and two small children. Life is busy, but never too busy for a good story and to share her love of reading and writing with others. For more of the lowdown feel free to visit her author website at  
  ABOUT MICHELLE LYNN: Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids. She loves all thing romance and cries at happy endings! Visit her at  

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Review Catch Up....... TBR Style

I took a quick break from reading advanced copies to read a couple of books from the TBR pile..... A Love Letter to Whiskey has been lingering for YEARS and after meeting Ms Steiner this past fall at Wild N Windy in the City, I wanted to read it even more.... keep going to see what I thought. 

A Love Letter to WhiskeyA Love Letter to Whiskey by Kandi Steiner

3.5 Stars - Worth a Reader's time

This is a book that has been on my TBR for years (literally, I bought in on sale in 2016) and for one reason or another I hadn’t gotten around to reading it until now. This was also my first read by this author, so I went in a little blind.
To be honest - I had mixed feelings while reading the book and almost quit several times. Now that I’ve finished I’m glad I did. I still have some mixed feelings, but I think those are related to execution vs the story itself.
A Love Letter to Whiskey is told from the point of Breks (B) and we follow her from the time she meets Jamie at 17 until she is roughly 28. Looking at the surface of the story and the push pull between B and Jamie was where a lot of my frustration lied, I found myself frustrated at how many times they kept circling each other.
Looking deeper I was intrigued by the fact that B’s view of love was tainted by what she had seen around her and that so much of her perception of her relationship with Jamie focused on the negative. Seeing the complete story (with some help from her friend Jenna) helped B resolve her issues and seek her true happily ever after. It highlighted how the filters we use to look at life can impact our reality - you’ll have to read the book to see what I mean.
As much as I appreciated the resolution to the story, the overwhelming desire to shake both B and Jamie to have them to get out of their own way means that is probably isn’t a book I could ever love. I would have been interested in seeing the story from Jamie’s point of view as well and am definitely curious about other books from this author.


 Backstage Pass (The Back-Up Series)Backstage Pass by A.M. Madden

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

M’kay - this little bit of a story needs a major warning.
The story that is actually here is less than 1/3 of the kindle file. The rest is preview for the first book in the related series.
This is really just a scene of sexy time with friend time after. We never even learn The name of Trey’s love interest.
This is something that should only be read by someone following the series.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Steals and Deals ~ February 11



Fool Me Once (First Wives Book 1) by Catherine Bybee $1.99

Claiming Grace (Ace Security Book 1) by Susan Stoker $1.99

The Real Thing (Sugar Lake Book 1) by Melissa Foster $1.99 (Kindle Prime!)

The Bet (The Bet Series Book 1)by Rachel Van Dyken $1.99

The Wager (The Bet Series Book 2) by Rachel Van Dyken $1.99

All prices were accurate at the time of posting. Links, unless otherwise stated, belong to E-Reading After Midnight.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Irresistible ~ Melanie Harlow ~ Cover Reveal

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Irresistible, an all-new sexy standalone from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow, is coming February 25th and we have the gorgeous cover!

I’m a full-time single dad to three daughters and CFO at Cloverleigh Farms. I don’t have time to fall in love—I’m too busy trying to run a business, keep the red socks out of the white laundry, and get the damn pillowcases on without owing a dollar to the swear jar. Sure, Frannie Sawyer is beautiful and sweet, but she’s twenty-seven, the boss’s daughter, and my new part-time nanny—which means she’s completely off-limits. It’s bad enough I can’t stop fantasizing about her, what kind of jerk would I be if I acted on the impulse to kiss her? (Exactly the kind of jerk you’re thinking.) Actually, I’m worse than that—because I didn’t stop with a kiss, and now I can’t stay away. She makes me feel like myself again. She reminds me what it’s like to want something just for me. She’s everything I ever needed, but nothing I ever imagined. I’m a former Marine. I should have had the strength to resist her from the start. But I didn’t. And now I have to choose between the life I want and the life she deserves. Even if it means giving her up.
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Cover Designer: Hang Le
Photographer: Regina Wamba
About Melanie
Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she's not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak. Melanie is the author of the AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit. Harlow Headshot Color.jpg
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Lessons from a One Night Stand ~ Piper Rayne ~ New Release and Review

If you find yourself having banged your new boss—the principal—in the back of your Jeep one drunken night, here’s a few takeaways based on my experience...
Lesson One: Always get her FULL name.
Lesson Two: Consider asking what she does for a living.
Lesson Three: Find out why she’s moved to town. Get details. Details are crucial.
Lesson Four: Don’t alter her bio in front of an auditorium of high school students unless you know she has a sense of humor for that sort of thing.
Lesson Five: If you ignore Lesson Four, apologize instead of flirt when you’re sent to the principal’s office.
Lesson Six: NEVER sleep with her again.
Lesson Seven: Pay attention to this one—it’s the most important of them all.
Don’t fall for your one-night stand.
Class dismissed.    


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Elizabeth's Review

My rating: 4 of 5 stars - Would Recommend to a Friend

Review Copy provided by Author

This is a super fun introduction to a new series from the duo behind Piper Rayne!

The series focuses on the Bailey family of Lake Starlight, Alaska. This book features the oldest sibling, Austin.

Austin is a character that is very easy to like. His back story is dynamic and adds to the likeability factor. Adding in his siblings makes him even more fun. His love interest, Holly, is another entertaining character with a backstory of her own and I enjoyed the craftiness the authors used to combine the two stories with an element of 6 degrees of separation.

The town of Lake Starlight is like a character of its own and I am looking forward to future books set here. This is very much a character driven story with lessons learned and is a definite winner from this talented duo. I am already looking forward to seeing more of the Baileys In Brooklyn’s book. 

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