Sunday, May 28, 2017

All The Way ~ M.Mabie ~ New Release

"I was going to keep my word, but I was also keeping her."—Cord Taylor

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A contemporary romance with a mouthy redhead and a sexy, charming hero. Swoon. Laugh. Fall in love.
Blurb: I’m a man’s man. A bro. A pal. A dude. And I love women. Am I a saint? Far from it. Do I go out with a lot of women? You’re damn right. I date them all. Shy. Loud. Too busy. Lonely. High maintenance. No confidence. No filter. Bad habits. Naive. Beautiful ones. Pretty ones—and believe me there is a difference, but that’s another soap box. Point is, I don’t discriminate. What do I get out of it? Knowledge. I want to be prepared, adept, and ready. I might find the perfect woman for me today or a few years from now, but I won’t stop until I do. Then when The One comes along, I’ll be ready to go the distance. Ready to go all the way. I’m Cord Taylor, and, lady of my dreams, I’m coming for you.



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3.5 stars-Worth a Reader's Time

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This was a really cute story..... based on misunderstandings, misconceptions, crazy life plans and the idea that life gives you want you need when you aren't looking.
Definitely well written and enjoyable - this is a book that I wanted to give a full 4 stars, but.... it seemed a little on the long side.
This is a book that the end was kind of a given, the only real questions being how would they resolve the different view points on their relationship. I genuinely liked both Cord and Dana, but there was more than one point when I could have skipped sections because they felt a bit repetitive.
Ms. Mabie is an author I haven't read much of and this made me curious to read more of her work!

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Update - Lurie Walk for Kids 5K Raffle

Usually I come here and talk about books, but today I am going to talk about a cause near and dear to my heart. Back in 2014 our middle child had a really bad bout with RSV in the spring. We got that beat, but then a couple of weeks later, something wasn't right. 2 visits to the pediatrician later - along with massive amounts of edema - everyone agreed something wasn't right and we were sent off the Lurie Children's Hospital in Downtown Chicago. Within 30 minutes of arriving, the Lurie ER had us with an attending physician and with another 30 to 45 minutes we were with the kidney team and on our way to a treatment plan.

T man the morning we went to the hospital

Our stay at Lurie ended up stretching out to 10 days. Thankfully, once we had a diagnosis and treatment plan our little guy didn't require a lot of medical intervention. Hubby and I were with him and able to take care of most of his needs. We saw our nurses a lot, but most of it was very routine. The hospital's Family Life Center saved our sanity - especially when we reached a point that Hubby needed to go back to work and I was at the hospital around the clock.

Fast forward to the spring of 2015 and instead of a hospital bound 3 year old, we had a strong healthy 4 year old who'd been firmly in remission for over 6 months. That's when our journey to pay it forward and pay it back began and we walked in our first Lurie Walk for Kids 5K. We are about to walk in our third walk this June and we are trying something different to raise a little money.

We are going to be hosting a raffle with several different prizes, but only a limited number of tickets will be sold for each prize. Because we want our donors to know that the money they are spending is going to the cause - we are asking that tickets be purchased via direct donations to T man's fundraising page (if enough is raised, he would be recognized in the hero garden) then email us to let us know how many tickets you'd like and which prizes you would like to be entered for - make sense?

So far, our team has raised $200! For Memorial day weekend only - every $10 donation will get you 2 tickets for the basket of your choice! Please consider helping!

Here is the link to T's donation page.....

Tyler's Page

Once your donation is made - email me at with entry details:
Please include your name, e-mail address AND

What are you trying to win?

Basket 1 -10 tickets are available at $5/each

Julep beauty box (approximately $25 value)
with a Stella and Dot bracelet

Basket 2 - All Tickets have been sold and winner notified! 

Paperback from Ryleigh Andrews (Losing You - signed)
Paperback from Stephanie Rose (Only You)
Reuseable E-Reading After Midnight shopping tote
Fun book related swag
(approx $50 value)

Basket 3 - 10 tickets available at $10/each

2 Paperbacks from Lili Mahoney - including her BRAND new book being released May 15!
E-Reading After Midnight coasters
E-Reading After Midnight coffee mug
Fun Book related swag
(approx $50 value)

Basket 4 - 10 tickets available at $10/each

2 Paperbacks from Gia Riley (Rock the Boat and Rock the City)
Reusable E-Reading After Midnight shopping tote
Fun Book Related Swag
(approx $50 value)

Basket 5 - 10 tickets available at $10/each

2 Paperbacks from Mandi Beck (Love Hurts and Love Burns - SIGNED)
Cute Tote bag from Mandi 
A Surprise Gift from E-Reading After Midnight
Fun Book related Swag
(approx $50 value)

Basket 6 - 10 tickets available at $10/each

2 Paperbacks from Sloane Howell (Panty Whisperer and Tommy Boy - Signed)
1 Paperback of How to Date a Douchebag from Sara Ney - Signed
1 Tote bag from Sloane Howell - Signed
a Surprise from E-Reading After Midnight
(approx $50 value)

I will post updates as basket raffles are closed and once a basket has 10 entries, a winner will be selected and contacted regarding shipping. 

Thank you so much for reading this far - and please remember, you are not sending money to us or to our family. All donations made via the Tyler's Page link above are tax deductible and go straight to the Lurie Children's Walk for Kids 5K and benefit the patients and families in the hospital.

T Man in April 2017! 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Last Guy ~ Ilsa Madden Mills & Tia Louise

One Uptight Reporter. 
One Ex-NFL Star. 
Too Much Fireball. 

 The Last Guy is a new standalone romance from Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Ilsa Madden-Mills & International Selling author Tia Louise. Meet Cade Hill on June 12th!

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From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills and international bestselling author Tia Louise…

 The first rule of office romance is don’t do it—especially if your dream is to hold the anchor spot on the nightly news and your boss is trying to get you fired.

 But one look at Cade Hill, the sexy new sports director, and uptight reporter Rebecca Fieldstone is daydreaming about other things.

 Sex in his office…
 Sex in the on-set kitchen…
Sex in the supply closet…

 She can’t stop thinking about the former NFL quarterback and how perfect he’d look between her sheets—except he’s an arrogant jerk with a huge…ego.

 He’s the last guy she’d ever have a one-night stand with.

 Cade Hill draws a thick professional line on office romance—until it comes to the hyper-focused Rebecca. He wants her, and he gets his wish when a chance encounter has them having the hottest sex of their lives.

 It’s just a hook-up, she says.
When can we do it again? he says.

 With Rebecca determined to keep Cade in the friend zone, it’s going to be an uphill battle for Cade to convince her he’s the last guy she’ll ever want.

 THE LAST GUY is the first white-hot CONTEMPORARY ROMANTIC COMEDY from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills and Tia Louise. It features Fireball-fueled hookups, Doritos Locos Tacos, attack monkeys, toddlers in tiaras, and one fabulous drag queen. Prepare for frantic clicking (or page flipping!) and smoking-hot sexytimes all the way to the out-of-this-world happily-ever-after. 

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 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills and the “Queen of Hot Romance” Tia Louise are not a secret duo, but simply themselves. Great friends, former English teachers, and southern gals in real life, they’ve teamed up to bring you laugh-out-loud naughty romances with strong leading ladies and sexy alpha males who know how to please their women—and who sometimes you just want to slap.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Rebellion ~S.L Scott

Title: The Rebellion
Series: Hard to Resist #5
Author: S.L. Scott
Genre: STANDALONE Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 18, 2017


I met my muse at fifteen. I’d just gotten busted for smoking behind the school gymnasium. She inspired me with her laugh and nonjudgmental attitude and, before I knew it, we were inseparable. Then I left to pursue my rock star dreams—dreams she encouraged.

I got over Jaymes Grenier no problem. I never think about that little bow at the top of her pink lips, or the way her green eyes admired mine. Nope, I barely recall the way she fit so perfectly in my arms when I held her at night. The sweet way she would whisper she loved me has long faded from memory.

These are the lies I regularly tell myself in hopes of believing them one day. Yeah, I was told I’d get over my first love.

I didn’t. 

Derrick Masters marked me the moment we met back in ninth grade. He called me over—all bravado and bad boy mystery wrapped in a James Dean-esque package. Dark hair and blue eyes with a rebel without a cause charisma. He was everything I was warned about, but I couldn’t resist. I was his from that moment on.

His career took off almost as soon as he did. I knew it would. I just thought I would be beside him as his partner in crime, best friend, and lover. That’s what we had always been … before he left me behind to fend for myself.

Fend? Fight is more like it.

I’ve been fighting ever since. 

Fighting for survival.

Fighting for a better life in a world determined to keep me down.

I don’t have the luxury of letting my head live in the lure of La La Land. His dreams may have come true, but mine were extinguished. These days I fight for something bigger than me, bigger than we were ever meant to be.

When his dreams come crashing back into my reality, is this a second chance at that fairy tale ending or another heartbreak in the making?

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On the front porch, leaning against the wood column in all his newfound glory, stands the most breathtaking man I’ve ever seen. As a teenager, I thought he was the best-looking boy I’d ever seen, and based on how I’m struggling to breathe just from looking at him now, I think he still holds the title. But now he’s a man.
Ace is talking about what some kid named Shiloh got in trouble for today at school, but I’m still staring at Derrick Masters.
Derrick Masters.
My very own Perseus, though right now I’m thinking he was more my Achilles heel in the grand scheme of things.
Derrick Masters is standing on my mother’s front porch like he belongs there. A smile that shines like the star he’s become appears and he waves. Not sure if it was the grin on his face or the wave that sends me tripping flat on my face into the grassy lawn, but I’m cursing the curb when I lift up and look right into the dark blue eyes I’ve tried to despise.
“Are you okay?” he asks, trying to help me up. His voice is deep, the timbre the same one that always made my heart beat a little faster. It’s not that thought that runs through my mind. It’s his hands on me, grappling to help me to my feet.
He’s touching me.
Derrick Masters is touching me and I consider lying there longer just to savor the feel of his calloused fingers again. Ace tugs at my ankle like that will help me up. “Mommy, you fell.”
Derrick knows I’m a mommy.
Oh my God. What does he think?
Does he hate me? Disappointed in me? Happy for me? Or not care at all?
I would care if I found out he has kids.
Maybe he already knew . . .
Maybe I’ll just lie here as long as I can until he goes away.
Ace lies down next to me and rests his face on my hand. Looking at me with wide eyes, he asks, “Are we playing a game? This is fun.”
“Yes, I quite like it here.”
I hear Derrick chuckling just above me, enough to feel his warmth covering my body like sunshine as I lie in the cool grass. I might be mistaken but it sounds like he’s behind me now. On the ground with me.
Ace’s eyes look over my head. “My friend is here too.” He giggles. “See? Right there.”
Lying like a dead fish, I smile at my cute son not quite ready to face Derrick Masters. “What’s your new friend’s name?”
“Derrick. He plays a guitar like you, Mommy.”
After a tap on the back, Ace’s new friend speaks, “Hi.”
I miss Derrick’s hands on me, even if it was just helping me up. Ace is a ball of laughter and gets up. I watch until he runs behind me. “I’m here now. We’re all here. This is fun. Oh look, the moon.”
I can’t avoid him forever and the grass is grounding, literally, and settles my anxiety over just this kind of thing happening. I’ve embarrassed myself and he’s found out I’m a mother in the course of one sexy smile and a wave. I shake my head and close my eyes annoyed with myself for acting so foolishly in front of him. He was once my everything. When I roll onto my back, the top of our hands meet in an innocent touch that neither of us bothers to retreat. Finally building enough nerve, I turn my head and look straight into his eyes again. “Hi,” I whisper.
That devastatingly charming smile reappears, and he says, “It’s good to see you, Jaymes.”

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Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Chance at Redemption ~ Samatha Harris ~ New Release

 Gwen Stevens had a privileged life until her father spoke three little words that turned her world upside down. “You’re cut off.”

Broke and desperate, Gwen is forced to accept a waitressing job, but this glimmer of hope has a price. As if being a cocktail waitress isn’t bad enough, she has to do it in a dive bar called The Den, and her bad luck doesn’t stop there. She also needs to deal with the new owner, a blue-eyed, self-righteous ass determined to make her life miserable.

Liam Sinclair walked away from the entitlement and obligation his family planned for him, vowing to make his own way in the world…

Adjusting to life as a new business owner, Liam has experienced more than his fair share of setbacks. When his only waitress breaks her leg, his sister takes it upon herself to hire a replacement—a spoiled, self-indulgent hothead with too much makeup and more than enough attitude. Gwen represents the world he’s trying to escape, a world of excess and greed that he was never cut out for.

Appearances can be deceiving, and first impressions aren’t always right…

Despite their apparent differences, the tension between them turns to a fiery passion that neither of them can resist. Together they find balance and learn to appreciate the simpler things in life. But Gwen soon discovers that old habits die hard, and one mistake is all it takes to ruin everything.

Forgiveness must be earned, but even a villain deserves a chance at redemption…

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“Anything you want to tell me, little brother?” she asked as she folded her arms across her chest and watched me closely to gauge my reaction.

I frowned. “Um, No.”
“Really? Nothing new at all in your life?” She was baiting me into something I was sure was not going to be good.
“I bought a new toaster the other day.”
“That’s not what I meant.”
“You should see it, it’s pretty sweet. Its toasts Darth Vader’s face into the bread.”
Madison growled in frustration and tossed a breadstick at me.
“Whoa chill cougar,” I laughed.
“Don’t start that.” She pointed her finger at me. “I get enough of that crap from Margot.”
“Okay,” I said as my laughter died down.
“So you really have nothing to share?”
“Like what?”
“Like what’s going on with you and Gwen.” She smiled, her eyebrows disappeared beneath her bangs.
“Oh that.” I ducked my head to hide my smile.
“Yes that.”
“Who told you?”
“What? Who told him?”
“I don’t know, someone at the bar I guess,” she said with a dismissive wave.
“The bar?” Madison shrugged. Then it hit me. “Sam,” I sighed. “Great now everybody knows.”
“Were you hiding it?”  
“No. Not really. We just didn’t want things to be weird at work.”
“Well, here’s a tip, if you don’t want the people you work with to know. Don’t have sex in your office.”
I cringed. Hearing my older sister discuss my sex life was disturbing on a lot of levels.
“So?” she asked.
“So what?”
Madison let out a frustrated groan and rolled her eyes. “So what’s going on between you and Gwen?”
I wasn’t sure how to answer her. Hell I wasn’t even one hundred percent sure I even knew how. I sat back in my chair and played with the edge of my napkin. I was stalling and the look on my sister’s face said she knew it too.
“I’m not exactly sure,” I said.
She raised an eyebrow and tilted her head. “Aren’t you living together?” she asked.
“Kind of,” I said.
“Kind of?” she scoffed. “Her clothes are there, she sleeps in your bed, eats your food, uses your shower.” I nodded and she sat back in her chair, folded her arms across her chest. “Sounds like living together to me.”  
“It’s not like we’d been dating for a while and I asked her to move in. She needed a place to crash. Everything else came later.”
“Everything else?”
I shrugged. “You know what I mean we were spending a lot of time together and it just happened.”
“What happened?”
“Sex Madison. We had sex.” I leaned back in my seat and relived some of our more creative positions in my head as a grin crept across my face. “Lots and lots of sex.”
Samatha “Sam” Harris lives near Baltimore, Maryland with her husband David and daughter Ava. Born in Florida, she migrated north which most people agree was a little backwards. She has been an artist all of her life, a Tattoo Artist for more than ten years, and a storyteller since she was a kid.

Sam has a slightly unhealthy love for Frank Sinatra, classic movies, and Jazz and Blues music, but her first love will always be reading. From Romance, to Thrillers, to Historical Fiction and everything in between, she loves to become a part of the story. As a writer she tells the stories that she would want to read.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Stand ~ AL Jackson ~ New Release

“6 Devastatingly Beautiful and Brilliant Bleeding Stars but Worth the Whole Constellation.


I felt every burn…every blaze…every beautiful and brilliant word…I FELT IT ALL. ”

~Karen, Bookalicious Babes Blog

From NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson comes the next seductive, unforgettable Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel…
Zachary Kennedy has never been known as a fighter, but he’ll never regret fighting for her…
I’m Zee Kennedy.
Quiet. Reserved. Predictable.
When my brother died, everyone thought I was just the good guy who stepped up to take his place in the band.
No one knew what I was hiding. The one thing I’ve been fighting for.
For seven years, I’ve never lost focus.
Not until one chance encounter with Alexis Kensington.
Now she’s become my greatest temptation.
I knew better than to touch her, but now that I’ve had a taste, I can’t get enough.
Her kiss becomes my air. Her body my salvation.
She needed a savior and somehow she became mine.
Taking her was a betrayal. But keeping her means risking everything.
One look at Alexis Kensington, and I know she’s worth the fight.
Will my past continue to keep me down or will I finally find the strength to pull myself up and Stand


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Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, as well as the newest BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for the next installment STAND, coming Spring 2017.
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3.5 stars - Worth a Reader's Time

If I had to use just a few words to describe Stand, they would have to be: devotion, self forgiveness, heartache, and love.
Zee and Alexis are both individuals that have dedicated themselves to the good of others - to their own detriment at times. It seemed ordained that they would find each other and go on the journey that they did.
Their relationship can easily be compared to a yo-yo or a rollercoaster, so don't go into this if you aren't in the mood for angst.

I enjoyed Stand and getting to read Zee and Alexis's story, but I think the fact that I have missed several of the books in the series hindered some of that enjoyment for me. Since this is the last book in the series, the fellow members of Sunder appear in this a lot and without having read all of their stories, I occasionally felt like I was missing a few things.

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Swear ~Adriana Locke

Title: Swear
Series: Landry Family #4
Author: Adriana Locke
Genre: Second Chance/Military Romance
Release Date: May 15, 2017


Ellie Pagan has a list of reasons to stay away from Ford Landry.

It’s a mile long and was so much easier to stick to when he was a world away. Now that he’s standing in front of her—body hard and chiseled from a stint in the military, suit cut to perfection, and a smirk she could never resist—remembering all the reasons why just got a whole lot harder. 

Ford gets Ellie isn’t his biggest fan. He just doesn’t care.

Standing in front of him, giving him hell, she’s even prettier than he remembered. All he can think about is how she felt in his arms, the taste of her kiss, the sound of her giggle in the middle of the night. He may not know how to win her back, but he does know this: he may have let her go once, but that’s one mistake he won’t make again.

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It’s impossible not to smile that he remembered my drink of choice. It’s also hopeless to pretend that the boyish grin he’s flipping me doesn’t melt away some of the ice around my heart.
Still, I don’t want to play nice.
“I already had coffee today. But thank you,” I say politely.
“No offense, but you are kind of irritable this morning. Maybe you could use another shot of caffeine.”
“You think I’m irritable now? Keep it up.”
“You never were a morning person,” he laughs. “Some things never change.”
“And some things do,” I point out, giving him a look. “Seriously, why are you here?”
“I have business with Violet. Remember?”
“That’s bullshit anyway, but she’s not here. You’ll have to come back later.”
“Is that an invitation?” he laughs.
“Did it sound like one?” My arms cross over my chest and I’m aware it makes my boobs look bigger. As his eyes drop and catch the top of my cleavage, his gaze burns a trail on the ascent back up to my eyes.
Satisfaction paints a smug look on my face and desire burns in the apex of my thighs. As discreetly as possible, I clench my legs together to quell a bit of the ache that’s beginning to throb under his observation.
When our gazes meet, his is crackling. He lifts a single brow. “I damn sure hope that’s an offer to come. If it’s not, we have a problem on our hands.”
“No, you have a problem on your hands,” I say, shrugging. “It has nothing to do with me.”
“It could.”

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She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket.

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3.5 stars - Worth a Reader's Time

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This is a solid entry in the Landry family series and as much as I liked Ford and Ellie, this really felt like a transitional story to me.
In Swear, we see Ford reunite with his high school girl friend Ellie after a 10 year separation. I loved that Ellie initially stood up and tried to resist, but i felt like she really could have made Ford work a little harder/explain a little bit more about why he left true way he did.
Big chunks of Swear are spent with Ford's siblings- and while they are important to him and therefore the story, it felt like a little too much time was spent catching up with the brothers already in love and the sister whose book is next.
I really wanted more Ford and Ellie time!

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