Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Deals and Steals

I normally only put this post on FB, but the Zon was giving me giant links to post and no one wants to see that, so we are coming here! Prices were accurate when I made the list, but make sure to double check!

 (Click the title to purchase - links belong to E-Reading After Midnight)

Possession - AM Johnson -FREE

Too Tempting - Bethany Lopez - FREE

Taken By The Highlander - Julianne MacLean - $.99

Long Shot - Kennedy Ryan - $1.99 (Last Day; one of my top 2018 Reads)

Entangled Halloween Sale - 13 Books ALL $.99 each

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Take Me There ~ MC Decker ~ Cover Reveal

Title: Take Me There
Author: M.C. Decker
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Michele Catalano Creative
Photo: Jean Woodfin, JW Photography and Covers
Models: Wade Hayes & Deanna Ruge
Release Date: November 14, 2018


I’d spent the last decade counseling couples –helping them achieve their most intimate desires. How could I so easily help them when I didn’t know how to help myself?
Honestly, I was a fraud. A fake. A phony. Let’s call it what it was –I was a thirty-five-year-old woman who’d never experienced the Big O. Don’t kid yourself, I’m not innocent. I’m definitely not a virgin. It’s just, no guy has ever taken me there –you know the place, where your toes curl and the universe explodes around you.
I’d pretty much given up hope, until he barreled into my life –turning my entire world upside down.

I’m Doctor Carson Foster, renowned sex therapist. I’d made a career out of bringing women to orgasm. Always holding to high professional standards, I was careful to do things completely by the book. I’d never considered breaking my personal code of ethics with any of my patients –that is, until I met her. And to complicate things, Ashlynn Sommers was my colleague, but I wouldn’t let that stop me. When I learned of her “little problem” in the bedroom, I was determined to be the one to take her there.

Author Bio

M.C. Decker is the Amazon Top 100 Best Selling author of the Unspoken Series which includes the Unwritten Duet of Unwritten and Unscripted and the standalone novel Unforeseen. She's also written the standalone novels Love Entwined and the upcoming Take Me There. She lives in a suburb of Flint, Michigan with her husband and spoiled-rotten Siamese cat, Simon. For the last decade, she has worked as a  journalist for several community newspapers in Michigan's Thumb region. She enjoys all things '80s and '90s pop culture: movies, boy bands, music and especially the color, hot pink. She also strictly lives by the motto, "Life is better in flip flops," and is a diehard Detroit Tigers fan.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

I Bet You by Ilsa Madden-Mills ~ New Release & Review

Title: I BET You
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Genre: New Adult Romance (Standalone)
Release Date: October 29, 2018 Photography: Wander Aguiar Model: Steven Cover Design: Shanoff Formats

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you look beyond labels and take a chance on love. 
Sexy Athlete: I bet you…
Penelope Graham: Burn in hell, quarterback. 
The late night text is random but Penelope knows exactly who “Sexy Athlete” is. And why she shouldn't take his wager.
Ryker Voss.
Football star.
Walks on water and God's gift to women.
Just ask him. 
His bet? He promises Penelope he’ll win her the heart of the nerdy guy she’s been crushing on. His plan—good old-fashioned jealousy. Once her crush sees her kissing Ryker, he'll realize what he's missing. Sounds legit, right? The only question is…why is Ryker being so nice to her?
Penelope Graham.
Lover of sparkly vampires and calculus.
His mortal enemy.
Penelope knows she shouldn’t trust a jock, but what’s a girl to do when she needs a date to Homecoming? And Ryker’s keeping a secret, another bet, one that could destroy Penelope’s heart forever.
Will the quarterback score the good girl or will his secret mean everyone loses at this game of love?
Find out in this all-new standalone novel…
Wall Street Journal best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap. She's best known for her angsty and funny New Adult college romances. 
A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice; Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero. 
She's also addicted to frothy coffee beverages, Vampire Dairies, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. 
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Elizabeth's Review

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

Review Copy Provided by Author

Oh this was fun!
Ms Mills brings us back to Waylon University in the school year following the events in I Dare You. We met Ryker and several secondary characters in the previous book, but this is a complete standalone.
I loved the connection between Ryker and Penelope from the very beginning! They both have a little bit of baggage from their childhoods and parental relationships and that affects how they interact.
Ryker is a much sweeter guy than I would have expected for a starting quarterback. That made his approach and courtship of Penelope that much better.
As much as this is Penelope and Ryker’s romantic story, there is also a strong secondary story for Penelope, her father, and her stepsister. Meeting her Dad made me curious about his story (please?!).
Well written (as expected) this is an entertaining entry from Ms Mills! YA isn’t typically my jam, but this author makes me fall a little bit in love and I can’t wait to see what comes next for the Waylon Wildcats.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Snap Decision ~ Jami Davenport ~ Cover Reveal

Snap Decision by Jami Davenport releases on November 29th!
Bad boy quarterback Tyler Harris plays ball for a living and breaks hearts for a hobby. With two championships in as many years, Tyler is the best quarterback in the league. Gorgeous and rich, he's at the top of his game. Women love him. Men want to be him. Only Tyler's not feeling the love. In fact, he's not feeling anything at all. Licking his wounds after a scandal and a breakup with his long-time girlfriend, he retreats to a run-down mansion on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest. Once there, Tyler is blindsided by the sassy redhead next door. He knows that he's met his match and possibly his soulmate. There's one problem. She despises him. Lavender Mead has a good reason to dislike jocks, namely an absentee father who deserted the family to coach college football. Maybe that explains her penchant for bad boys -- especially those who play ball. Her new neighbor seems just that type. Yet Tyler's not the shallow superstar she expected, and she's inexplicably drawn to football's bad boy. The two are so hot together, they're combustible. As the clock ticks down, can they commit to each other forever? Or will they both fall short of the goal at the last minute?
"Within the pages, you will find a heartfelt story line riddled with drama, passion, raw emotion, and of course the good stuff... heat!"--Red's Romance Reviews
"A very delicious, sports enthusiast romance!! Would definitely read more of this series."--Shock and Awe Blog
"Jami Davenport makes it hard to sit on the sidelines and not root her characters on."--I Love Romance
About the Author: USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary and sports romances, including her two new indie endeavors: the Game On in Seattle Series and the Madrona Island Series. Jami’s new releases consistently rank in the top fifty on the sports romance and sports genre lists on Amazon, and she has hit the Amazon top hundred authors list in both contemporary romance and genre fiction multiple times. Jami ranked Number Seven on Kobo’s Top Ten Most Completed Authors, an honor bestowed on the year’s “most engaging” authors based on an average page completion rate by their readers. Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland cross with a tennis ball fetish, a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat, and an opinionated Hanoverian mare. Jami works in IT for her day job and is a former high school business teacher. She’s a lifetime Seahawks and Mariners fan and is waiting for the day professional hockey comes to Seattle. An avid boater, Jami has spent countless hours in the San Juan Islands, a common setting in her books. In her opinion, it’s the most beautiful place on earth. Connect with Jami! Subscribe to my newsletter to receive a free novel and be notified of new releases, special sales, and contests: Website Address: Twitter Address: @jamidavenport Facebook Address: Pinterest: Goodreads:

Crushing On The Cop ~ Piper Rayne ~ New Release & Review

 Cristian Bianco has two things against him—he’s a police officer and he’s a police officer in the 18th District…meaning my dad is his boss. Growing up as the Commander’s daughter and having his magnifying glass focused on everything I did was more than I could handle. Now, I’m out on my own, living by my own rules. Well, mostly. The ‘job’ I created for myself has me in some hot water and my exit strategy isn’t exactly working out how I’d hoped. Which is why when my best friend bids on Cristian for me at a charity bachelor auction, I’m not having it. A man in blue is only going to be one thing for me—a problem. Except after his brother starts dating my best friend he becomes harder to ignore. The eight-pack abs. The sense of style only a girl like me can appreciate. The way he puts his family first. It all adds up to make him one irresistible prospect and has me wondering if he knows how to use those handcuffs the right way—by locking my wrists to his headboard. ADD TO GOODREADS

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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 fun second installment to the Blue Collar brother series! We met Cristian and Vanessa in the first book and get to know them better in this installment.

There is a bit of mystery surrounding Vanessa when we first meet her and it’s a treat to watch Cristian work to smooth out her rough edges and find the caring woman underneath. From the very beginning, there is a sense of “yes, these two belong together” especially seeing how he seems to always know what Vanessa needs, even if he doesn’t understand all of the why.

The three Bianco brothers are close and naturally have their stories very connected. If you haven’t read Mauro’s story, there will be spoilers here because Cris and Vanessa’s story comes sequentially in the time line. There are also lots of little teasers for the third book (Luca and Lauren).

Piper and Rayne are treat of an author pair and I am looking forward to seeing more from them. 

        Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" ( caught us, that's our tagline). A little about us... We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too. Goodreads | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Bookbub | Website Join our newsletter and get 2 FREE BOOKS! Be one of our unicorns  

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

ARC and TBR Reviews

Today I have an ARC Review of a new release for you and something from my TBR pile... Enjoy! 

ARC Review

Big Stick (Aces Hockey, #7)Big Stick by Kelly Jamieson

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

Review Copy Provided by Publisher via Net Galley

Ms. Jamieson is a new author to me and I'm so disappointed that it took me this long to find her!
Big Stick is a Hockey book that is also an sweet story of redemption and emotional second chances.
Nick and Jodie are an unlikely pair. He's an NHL hockey player, not a star, but a solid player and contributor who has emotional baggage weighing him down. She's a single mom who has relocated to Chicago and is trying to find her footing and is convinced she will be alone.
I liked how these two came together. It was a fun scenario that brought these two into each other's orbit and gave them a chance to help each other in ways they didn't expect or even realize they needed. Both Jodie and Nick are entertaining characters. I appreciated their complexities and the emotional journey they take together, especially Nick as he struggles with the idea of commitment.
Hockey and the team are great secondary characters. This is the seventh book in the series, but I didn't feel lost because I haven't read the other books. There is enough detail that I felt like I knew the key secondary characters and could appreciate their contributions.
Big Stick was an entertaining read that makes me want to go back and read the rest of the series.



  The Contract (The Contract, #1)The Contract by Melanie Moreland

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I confess.... I went into this book knowing how it would end. I am a newer reader of Ms Moreland - I just “met” her with the BAM boys of the Vested series, so the male lead here is someone I’ve met before as a secondary/crossover character.
Having said that, when I first met Richard in The Contract I had serious questions about how he was going to get where he needed to go!
As much as this book is about two people falling in love, it’s also about Richard becoming a better human. I appreciated his emotional journey.
This is a well written and entertaining book that is more emotional that I would have expected from a fake marriage story.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

One Wild Ride ~ A L Jackson & Rebecca Shea ~New Release and Review

Elle Ward, daughter of Hollywood’s hottest director, has sworn off actors for life.
She knows their games and she refuses to play them.
That is until the day she collides with one of LA’s most promising actors.
Kas Cowen isn’t looking for love until it literally runs him down.
One look at Elle and he’s hooked.
He crashes into her life and flips it upside down.
Now he has to convince Elle he’s more than just a pretty face.
Little did they know they were up for one wild ride...

The next sexy Hollywood Chronicles stand-alone novel from bestselling authors, A.L. Jackson and Rebecca Shea...

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One Wild Ride (Hollywood Chronicles, #2)

Elizabeth's Review

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

Review Copy Provided by Author

This is the perfect quick weekend read! Authors Jackson and Shea have teamed up again for a Wild Hollywood story.
Elle is the child of a Hollywood director, but where she could be spoiled, she’s actually fairly down to earth and easy to like. Her one rule - don’t date actors after being hurt by someone just trying to get to her Dad.
Kas is an up and coming model/actor, the exact opposite of what Elle wants, when they literally run into each other.
Kas is a swoony hero and I loved watching him go after Elle. I appreciated his patience and how he was willing to make the sacrifices he felt necessary to prove how he felt. It was easy to see Elle’s concerns and fears and to understand her reactions.
The authors did an excellent job of weaving an emotional and sexy story into a fairly short work. The cast of One Wild Night is woven into this story as well, so there are a few potential spoilers if you haven’t read the two books in order.
These are definitely entertaining must reads.

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Off the Ice ~ L.P. Dover ~ Blog Tour

Title: Off the Ice
Series: Breakaway Novel
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 16, 2018 Cover Designer: RBA Designs Cover Model: Jack Storer Photographer: FuriousFotog
“PHENOMENAL!! LOVED LOVED LOVED!!!! This is an awesome sports romance! A very happy lifting story!” ~ Amazon Review
“Full of both heartwarming sweetness and the perfect amount of steam Off The Ice is an addictive read that will steal your heart!” ~ The Red Hatter Book Blog
“I loved this book! I really feel like it was the best one of the seriesL.P. Dover has never disappointed me with any of her stories and with each book I see her grow as a writer.” ~ Amazon Review
He’s always made the scoring plays, both on and off the ice, but this time he has a new goal … the one for Meghan’s heart.
I’m Justin Davis, all-star center for the Charlotte Strikers. For years, I chased the spotlight, not only with hockey, but through television as well. That’s why I decided to play the bachelor on Rich and Single. Unfortunately, I was stuck with a fake fiancĂ©e from hell who I couldn’t stand to be around. Now that our contract is up, I’m allowed to do whatever I want, with whoever I want. I plan to take full advantage of my newfound freedom.
After being on the show, people don’t recognize me for hockey anymore, even with just winning the Stanley Cup for my team. That’s why I’m spending the off season in a remote cabin in Wyoming where the chances of people knowing me are slim. Space is what I need, but when a down to earth beauty needs help on her ranch, I can’t resist. Meghan Taylor is exactly what I’ve been looking for, even though I’m not the kind of man she wants.
Getting her to see the real me has its challenges, but the more time I spend with her, the easier it is for her to see that I’m not the same guy she knows from TV. Being away from the media is one thing, but as soon as I’m back in the spotlight, I’m afraid it’ll change what we have. I don’t want to lose her, but I also can’t hide away in Wyoming forever. It’s a choice I’m not ready to make.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.
She loves to write, but she also loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes and white water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols.
Dover has written countless novels, including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, the Society X series, the Circle of Justice series, and her standalone novel Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense, but if she got to choose a setting in which to live, it would be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

Elizabeth's Review

3.5 Stars - Worth a Reader's Time

Review Copy Provided by Author

With Off the Ice, Ms Dover continues the fun of the Charlotte Strikers by matching hockey heros with wonderful "everyday" woman. This time the focus is on player/reality star Justin as the season ends and he begins to reclaim his life post t.v. show fame.
Justin is a character that we've seen in several of the previous Breakaway books and we've seen him mature and evolve in each book. Here we get to see the truly grown up Justin deal with his past/present and find his future. As the title implies, Off the Ice, primarily takes place in the off season and the setting is split between Wyoming and North Carolina.
Meghan is a teacher/single mom/widow from Wyoming. A chance encounter at the airport brings these two together, especially when they discover that Justin has purchased the ranch next door to Meghan.
I liked these two together. I appreciated that Meghan could see past the celebrity and gossip to who Justin really was inside. Justin's desire to just spend time with Meghan was appealing, it showed his evolution and maturing process.
My one complaint, the thing that kept this from being a full four star read for me was the focus on Justin's spending habits. While he and Meghan didn't seem to be overly focused on flashiness and excess, the repeated references to private planes and extreme gift giving to people in Meghan's life made things seem a bit forced.
Overall, this was an enjoyable and quick read. It is technically a stand-alone work, but the secondary cast of Justin's family and teammates were the primary cast of the prior Breakaway books, so there is a lot of crossover/catch up opportunities that might be a little confusing if you haven't read some of the other books.