Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Code Name: Ghost by Sawyer Bennett ~ New Release and Review

Code Name: Ghost (Jameson Force Security, Book #5) Sawyer Bennett Release Date: June 30, 2020

I knew the risks of this job when I signed on with Jameson Force Security. Knew my time as a marine would prepare me for the danger I would face. But no amount of training could have ever prepared me for the helplessness of watching my teammates die, the agonizing mental and physical pain of torture, or the despair of captivity. Returning home to Pittsburgh following a mission gone wrong, I am riddled with guilt and haunted by nightmares. I spend my days trying to regain the parts of myself I lost in that desert, the pieces that made me the Malik Fournier I once was. While the physical effects of my torture are fading, the emotional ones are proving much more stubborn and I find solace from the last person I should ever seek such comfort. Anna Tate lost even more than I did in that mission. Now a widow and a single mom to the daughter she gave birth to shortly after her husband’s death, Anna offers me comfort I don’t deserve. As my feelings for Anna grow, I worry that once she learns the truth about what happened, she’ll turn her back on me. I pull her to me just as tightly as I push her away. Hoping this forbidden love will save me from the ghost I’ve become.

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New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone. A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs. If you’d like to receive a notification when Sawyer releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter (sawyerbennett.com/signup).

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Elizabeth's Review

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

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If you have been following the Jameson Force series, then you will very excited to see what happens in Code Name Ghost. Not only do we get to see what happens to Malik (a secondary character we’ve met several times going all the way back to the Cold Fury days), but we also get to see if Anna (whom we’ve also met before) can have a second chance at love.

This is a well written story featuring likeable characters who have been through a lot to get where they are. Ms Bennett handled the emotional minefield both Anna and Malik faced with grace and dignity. I appreciated the fact that mental health after trauma wasn’t brushed under the rug and even the big tough special forces guy saw first hand the value of good help.

Supporting friends and family helped make Code Name: Ghost a feel good story. There is some natural push/pull regarding feelings, but those moments between Malik and Anna felt authentic and not overly done. The true conflict of the story also felt natural and was one where I could have seen myself reacting in the same way given the circumstances.

While technically a stand alone, Code Name: Ghost is a story that will enjoyed more if some of the preceding books in the series are read first. The action here is not dependent on the previous books, but there is character insight to be gained. This is a strong addition to the series and I am looking forward to what comes next for us!

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Steals and Deals ~ June 29 - July 4


Twice Shy (The Power of Love Book 1) by Mona Ingram

Wait For Me (The Outback Bachelor Ball Book 3) by Sarah Mayberry

The Vixen and the Vet: (inspired by "Beauty and the Beast") (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery

Darker Water: A Friends to Lovers Romance (Once and Forever Book 1) by Lauren Stewart

Girl Meets Billionaire Anthology

The Way You Look Tonight (Seattle Sullivans 1) (The Sullivans Book 9) by Belle Andre

Come Monday (Wild Irish Book 1) by Mari Carr

Elemental Pleasure (Trinity Masters Book 1) by Mari Carr and Lila Dubois

Seeing Stars (The Celebrity Series Book 1) by J Sterling

Sexy Filthy Boss (White Collar Brothers Book 1) by Piper Rayne

Plus One (Lighter Ones Book 1) by Aletha Romig

It's Not Over (Fair Lakes Book 1) by Kaylee Ryan and Lacey Black

Love and Pancakes (Rockland Falls Book 1) by Lacey Black

Defending Dani (Alaska Blizzard, Book 1) by Kat Mizera

Unpredictable (The Key West Series Book 1) by C A Harms

False Security (Rogue Security and Investigation Book 2) by Evan Grace


My Way To You (Creek Canyon Book 1) by Catherine Bybee $1.99

Faking Forever (First Wives Book 4) by Catherine Bybee $1.99

Seduced by Sunday (Weekday Brides Book 6) by Catherine Bybee $1.99

Treasured by Thursday (Weekday Brides Book 7) by Catherine Bybee $1.99

In the Heart of the Fire (Nameless Book 1) by Dean Koontz $.99

Only You (Bachelor Brotherhood Book 1) by Denise Grover Swank $1.99

ICED (Boston Terriers Hockey Book 2) by Jacob Chance $.99

Considering Kate (Stanislaskis Book 6) by Nora Roberts $2.99

Rock Solid Rockstar Romance Series: Box Set: Books 1-3 by Karina Bliss $8.99 (3 books!)

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang $1.99

Sweet Talk (The Bakery Sisters Book 1) by Susan Mallery $1.99

No Vacancy by Stephanie Rose $.99

Wild For You by J C Reed $.99

Fighting Irish (The Summerhaven Trio Book 1) by Katy Regnery $.99

A Date for Midnight (The Dating Series Book 1) by L P Dover and Heidi McLaughlin $.99

We, the Wildflowers by LB Simmons $.99

Rock King (Nothing but Trouble Book 1) by Tara Leigh $.99

When Lightning Strikes (Whiskey Creek Book 1) by Brenda Novak $1.99

My Life as a Pop Album: A Rock Star, Road Trip Romance (My Life as an Album Book 2) by LJ Evans $.99

One Night (Lighter Ones Book 2) by Aletha Romig $.99

That Forever Girl (Getting Lucky Book 2) by Meghan Quinn $1.99

The Best Man (The Blue Heron Series Book 1) by Kristan Higgins $2.99

California Girls by Susan Mallery $2.99

The Steele Brothers Box Set by Jennifer Probst $4.99 (for 3 books!)

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Coming Soon ~ Star Bright from Staci Hart

Star Bright, the first in Staci Hart's brand new Bright Young Things series, is coming July 14th. Mark your calendars and get ready to find out all about Cecelia Beaton. Check out a teaser below!

Ash hit me in the chest with the back of his hand, but when I shot him a look, he wasn’t looking at me. He was staring in front of us.
At her.
She floated toward us like a north magnet through a sea of norths that parted as she approached and closed behind her, a bubble of force keeping them just out of reach in deference or awe or both. Eyes, bright as glittering diamonds, were locked on mine, her lips touched with the ghost of a curve at the corners, the promise of a smile. Everything about her glittered—the finger waves in her golden hair, the crystals dotting the band of her fascinator, the reflective beads on her dress.
That dress. White chiffon and silver lace, twinkling beads trimming the deep V, the ghostly fabric hugging the curves of her body from rib to hip before cascading to the ground. Tiny strands of silver beads capped her shoulders like a draping spiderweb, heavy with sparkling dew.
But my eyes snagged hers again, lustrous blue eyes lined with smoky kohl and long lashes, her skin pale and perfect but for the rise of color in her cheeks and the blood-red of her narrow, lush lips.
A tug somewhere in the expanse of my chest urged me to meet her as she drifted toward me.
Not Ash.
Because if she was a north magnet, I was a south. And it seemed both of us knew it.

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You are cordially invited to the party of the century.

There’s no greater thrill than in the moment a courier hands you the heavy invitation with those words etched on the front. Because you just joined the most exclusive group in New York.

The Bright Young Things.

Lavish parties. Irreverent treasure hunts. Every event is a spectacle, stalked not only by the media, but by the police commissioner, who’s declared himself the morality police, heading up a charge leading to raids and arrests and the constant threat of danger.

But that’s all part of the fun.

That, and the secrets.

Like, who sponsors these parties? The trail leads back to one mysterious name, an homage to the original Bright Young Things of a century ago: Cecelia Beaton.

And no one knows it’s me.

Everyone has secrets, and mine is safe. Until I meet him.

He comes out of nowhere, armed with ample charm and a tilted smile. Dark eyes promise to devour me—all I have to do is give him permission. And before I realize it, he finds his way into my heart, into my life, with dangerous ease.

Because he has secrets of his own, secrets that could bring down everything I’ve built.

Even the best kept secrets have a way of getting out.

And if mine does, I’ll lose more than my heart.

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

The One For Me ~ Corinne Michaels ~ Cover Reveal

New York Times bestselling author, Corinne Michaels, brings a new sweet and endearing love story to life in the third STANDALONE in the Arrowood Brothers series.
The One For Me releases August 18, 2020!
Cover Design: Perfect Pear Creative Photographer: Brian Kaminski
Devney Maxwell has been my best friend since we were six years old, but she has no idea I’m in love with her.
Even when I’m on the road playing professional baseball, she’s my home—the only one I’ve ever known. But when I return to Sugarloaf to care for the family farm, I discover she’s trying to talk herself into a life with the wrong man … and I become desperate.
It only takes a single, perfect kiss to change everything.
I have six months to get it right with Devney—to convince her to leave this town and turn that kiss into forever.
I aim to do just that as I spend my days coaching her nephew’s baseball team, fixing up the farm, and loving her with all I have. Finally, it seems like our relationship is secure and we’ll find a way to make it work.
Then tragedy strikes ... changing her life forever. She’s needed here more than ever, but as for me—there’s no way I can stay.
I know she’s the one for me, but I might have to let her go ...
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Bourbon Nights ~ Shari J Ryan ~ Cover Reveal


Release Date: July 20, 2020
Cover Design: MadHat Studios
Photographer: Reggie Deanching - R+M Photography
Model: Aidan Stewart
Genre: Contemporary Romance



One kiss ... and her lips forever lingered on mine as if tattooed there.

Melody Quinn, all through high school I loved her from afar. Of course, in a cruel twist of fate, she waited until right before I left for boot camp to confess she felt the same. In that tender moment, we shared a kiss that branded her name onto my heart. Despite intense training, deployments, and life-altering tragedies, never once did she leave my thoughts.

Now, years later, fate has led me home. I can’t help but wonder ... is a second chance possible? Reconnecting won’t be easy. My life has changed in ways she may never accept. But the spark that has always been between us explodes into an electrifying jolt every time she looks my way. The timing is horrible, but I have to risk it. She needs to know no matter how stormy these Bourbon Nights get, I’ll never walk away from her again.


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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

A Reckless Note ~ Lisa Renee Jones ~ New Release and Review

Title: A Reckless Note
Series: The Brilliance Trilogy #1
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: June 23, 2020


Book one in the Brilliance Trilogy…

Passion, seduction, and my family’s secret that could change everything. I went looking for my missing brother, but I found him: Kace August. He's dark. He's dangerous. He makes me want things I can’t have and brings me into a world of forbidden seduction. But I just can't seem to walk away.



I kiss him with abandon, with passion. I kiss him with my own demand, and then he tears his mouth from mine and backs me up until I’m pressed against his grand piano. “What are you doing to me?” he demands.

“This,” I say, pressing my hands under his T-shirt.

In reply, he tugs the shirt over his head and tosses it aside. “Is that what you want?”

“Yes,” I say with no hesitation, my hand caressing the musical notes on his arm, tattoos that say he claims who he is, he embraces who he is. I want this man. I give myself permission to own my desires the way he owns me just by being in the same room as me. And I’m not afraid of that. Not here. Not now. Not this night.

He grips the piano behind me, “Do you know what I want, Aria?”

There’s an edge to him again now, a dark edge that shouldn’t appeal to me, but it does, it so does. I ask the question he’s demanded. “What do you want, Kace?” 

“Too much,” he says. “Too much, Aria.”

He means it. It’s in this moment that I understand the hot and cold I’ve experienced with this man is far more than I realized. He wants me. He doesn’t want to want me. He doesn’t believe I should be here. My defenses flare and my hand presses to his bare chest. “Why am I here then? You don’t want me here.”

“I want you, Aria. Very much. Too much. That’s the point.”

“But you don’t want me here.”

He cups my face and stares down at me, the hardness, somehow tender. “I do very much want you here.”

“You’re confusing me.”

“The feeling is mutual, baby,” he says, his voice thick with emotion that I don’t understand, that I’m not sure I’ll ever understand. But it moves me. He moves me and I reach up and cup his hand on my face.

“What are we doing, Kace?” I whisper.

He leans in and brushes his lips over my lips, a feather-light seduction that trembles through me. “This.” His mouth closes down on mine and his tongue licks past my teeth, a long, deep stroke that is seduction and power, passion, and dominance. I’m panting when his lips part from mine, linger there, his finger stroking my cheek.

“You, woman,” he murmurs, a hint of torment in his voice. “You are going to be my undoing.”
I don’t know what that means, and I don’t have time to analyze it anyway. Not when he reaches up and catches the zipper at the front of my dress, and heat pools low in my belly, every inch of me alive. I am alive with this man, a ball of nerves and desire like I have never known. Slowly, so very slowly, he lowers it, but his gaze is locked with my gaze. The zipper slides past my belly and halts at the top of my thighs.

His hands settle at my waist, and he leans in and kisses me. I can taste that dark edge on his tongue again, I can taste the demand, the absolute control. In this moment, I remain acutely aware of how much that control arouses me, how much it calls to me.

His lips leave mine, the hunger in his stare ravenous, but I have this sense that this is still about control to him—he allows me to see this. His control is a need, an absolute need that I understand. It’s the kind of need that we aren’t born with. It’s created. I find myself in contradiction to what I need, in wanting to give him what he wants. I am in fact wet and trembling with the idea of giving him the control.

But that means trust, the kind of trust that has left me alone and that I give no one.

And yet I am here with him. Haven’t I already made the decision to trust him, not with my secrets, but with my body?

His hands go to my shoulders, sliding under my dress, scooting the straps halfway down my arms. He captures me with the material, holds me with one hand, but I’m not thinking about being held captive. I’m thinking about his lips lingering above mine again, his breath a warm tease that promises a taste that does not come. He doesn’t kiss me. I want him to kiss me, I want it so badly that it hurts.

But still, he doesn’t.

He pulls back, his gaze lowering to the swell of my breasts, his fingers stroking the sensitive skin just above the black lace of my bra, my nipples puckering beneath the silk. His gaze lifts to mine and he catches the front clasp of my bra. He shoves aside the cups, his attention returning to my breasts, and my lashes lower with the heat of his inspection, a wave of unexpected shyness overtaking me. He has this way of making me feel owned and it’s intense, so very intense. 

The Series

A Reckless Note (book one) – Available Now

A Wicked Song (book two) – August 18, 2020

A Sinful Encore (book three) – September 22, 2020


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series.

In addition to the success of Lisa's INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is also the author of the bestselling WHITE LIES and LILAH LOVE series. 

Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women's Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

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Elizabeth's Review

3.5 stars - Worth a Reader's Time

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I need to clarify this rating a little bit - based on what I’ve read so far, Aria and Kace’s story is tracking to be a 4 star (or more)read, but since we get a bit of a cliffhanger here, I felt the need to hold back.

I don’t want to tell the story all over again, but I will say that I am really liking both Aria and Kace. I appreciate how both have been wounded by life and are grudgingly willing to explore something with the other.

The plot is layered and filled with intrigue. Not only do we have the challenges Aria is facing, the secrets both she and Kace are keeping, but there is a secondary cast who seem to have agendas as well.

I am normally not a fan of cliffhangers and am withholding judgement how well this one will be executed, but for now, I am very curious about where this story will be going next.

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