Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The Sweet Spot by Adriana Locke ~ New Release and Review

    THE SWEET SPOT by Adriana Locke Release Date: 11/29/2022 
Genre/Tropes: Single Mom, Baseball Pro, Small Town Romance    
  THE SWEET SPOT by USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke is NOW LIVE! Grab this all-new small town romance TODAY!   
  NOW AVAILABLE! FREE IN KU! https://geni.us/TSSpot    
  Blurb:   She wants forever. He plays it day by day. They’re both wishing for the best in USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke’s charming and sexy hopefully-ever-after romance.   Single mom Palmer Clark will not be sidelined by the new man in town. Sure, the honey-tongued baseball legend is gorgeous, loves puppies, and has charmed his way into the community’s heart, but Palmer craves stability. Nothing about Cole says forever. So why is he so hard to resist?   Cole is swinging through town to visit his parents when he meets the kind of down-to-earth distraction he’s been looking for since retiring from the majors. True, his long-term relationship score is zero. But even though raising his average with Palmer seems impossible, it’s worth a shot.   As promising as the summer nights are, fate turns small-town dreams upside down, and some lessons are learned the hard way. But having faith in love and choosing hope over fear might get Palmer and Cole to the sweet spot they’re looking for.         
  About the Author: USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.   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.  
  Connect w/Adriana: Website: https://adrianalocke.com 
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Elizabeth's Review

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

Review Copy Provided by Author

Oh my, what a heart tugging sweet read!
Palmer is super mom! She’s had hard knocks and keeps picking herself up to protect herself and her son. Watching her navigate the trials and tribulations weighing on her makes me love her and want to just wrap her up in a big hug.
Cole is a recently retired pro baseball player with his own baggage. Once the issue he’s dealing with is revealed, it was hard not to like him even more and root for these two to find a happy ending.
Ms Locke does her typical excellent job of weaving real life in with a romantic, redeeming story. These characters face real issues, some of which Cole’s major league paydays can’t fix. Add in an excellent secondary cast, including a scene stealing 12 year old, and this is another Locke winner. I hope we see more of Bloomfield!

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Sunday, November 27, 2022

Steals and Deals ~ November 27 - 30



Come Closer by Brenda Rothert $1.49

A Virgin River Christmas by Robyn Carr $2.99

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas $2.99

Claimed (Dark Protectors Book 2) by Rebecca Zanetti $1.99

Bossy Brothers Box Set by J A Huss $.99

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Friday, November 18, 2022

Swear On My Life ~ S L Scott ~ Cover Reveal

Release Date: December 2

We aren’t temporary, baby.

Warm brown eyes that melted my

 unsuspecting heart.

A smile that knocked me off my feet.

His touch—raw electricity.
I never saw Harbor Westcott coming.
I was a small-town girl with big city dreams

 and more ambition than money to my name.

 He had everything—money, privilege, and the

 world at his feet.
Opposites in every way, but that didn’t matter.

 We were lightning in a bottle, and everything

 felt possible when we were together.
Life was perfect.
Or so I thought . . .
Years later, I’m no more prepared for him than

 I was the first time. He swears on his life that

 we are meant to be forever, but I know I can’t

 survive this man twice.

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Meet S.L. Scott

Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling, avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist.

Scott writes character driven, heart-racing, and swoony romances to suspense that will leave you glued to the page. Her stories are regarded as emotion-filled and soulful. With stories ranging from light and witty beach reads to heart wrenching and heart healing, Scott has a story for all readers. Her books are more than escapes for the voracious readers of today. They are journeys of the heart that always come with a happily ever after reward at the end.

To learn more about S.L. and her books, visit here!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

The Leaves In Autumn ~ Leslie Pike ~ Cover Reveal

Title: The Leaves In autumn 
Author: Leslie Pike 
Series: Lyon Family 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Cover Designer: Kari March Designs 
Cover Designer Alternative: Sommer Stein 
Photographer: Wander Aguiar 
Audiobook Narrators: Jason Clarke and Samantha Brentmoor
Release Date: November 30th, 2022 

About The Leaves In Autumn:

A man saddled with grief, who isn’t looking for love… 
A fiercely independent single woman…
And a friendship that should never become more…


I’m not looking for love. Hell, I can barely see my way through to the end of every day, but I do it for my son. What choice do I have? Not exactly what I planned for my life, but this is where things ended up.


The one bright spot is my best friend, my favorite sparring partner, the funniest person I know, and the only woman who seems able to accept me without demanding more than I can give. Barbra. 


And yeah, she’s sexy. But she’s leaving, and friends is all we can ever be. 


Being Aargon’s sister-in-law’s sister doesn’t make us blood. But it does mean we’ll be in each other’s lives… pretty much forever. 


And that’s only reason number one why giving in to our desires would be a terrible idea. Reason number two? I’m months away from the trip I’ve been planning my whole life. I’m moving to Europe, and I have no plans to return. 


But now? Europe’s shine has faded next to the spark and joy I feel igniting between us. 


Leaves in Autumn is a single dad, opposites attract standalone contemporary romance with a happily ever after. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Hard Luck ~ Brenda Rothert & Kat Mizera ~ New Release & Review

Purchase Link for Hard Luck → https://geni.us/wVlm


I grew up bleeding to survive, so getting paid to play the game of hockey is a life richer than I ever dreamed possible. I’ve got it all, or so I thought until meeting Lucy Cain. My teammate’s sexy sister is a ray of sunshine in my otherwise gray world. Though fighting on the ice is second nature to me, in Lucy I’ve discovered something I’ve never had before—someone worth fighting for. But will she still want me when she sees the beast inside?


I’m leaving my life behind. As soon as I get my brother back on his feet, I’ll start over in a little seaside town to escape the dark secret I discovered about my ex. My plan hits a roadblock, though—a six-foot, inked-up Russian one. My brother’s teammate Konstantin is more likely to throw a punch than crack a smile, but once I slip beneath his stoic, steely façade, I never want to let him go. As my past closes in, though, Kon and I aren’t just fighting for our future, but for our lives.

Elizabeth's Review

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

Review Copy Provided by Author

In Hard Luck, we return to the world of the St Louis Mavericks with somewhat new characters.
Lucy is the sister of Sawyer (a consistent secondary character) and she appears in town with a shadow hanging over her at the moment when Sawyer is really struggling. His good friend, Kon, is there is help both of them.

While some of the constructs around Lucy and Kon’s story are a bit far fetched, the story is fun enough that it’s easy to set those things aside. I genuinely liked both of these characters and rooted for them to resolve the issues around them.

Fans of the Mavericks will enjoy seeing previous main characters come in and out of the story. These catch ups are entertaining and it’s nice to see where everyone is now. Don’t worry if this is your first visit to St. Louis, this well written tale stands alone well.

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Someone to Hold ~ Marie Force ~ New Release

Release Date: November 15

Grief brought them together. Will it also tear them apart?

Two and a half years after suddenly losing the love of my life, I’m coming out of the fog of early grief and taking a hard look at the rest of my life. With three young children to care for on my own while also managing their grief, I haven’t had a lot of time to ponder what’s next for me. When I think about what I really want, I keep coming back to one thing. Or I should say one person, someone who understands what I’ve been through because he’s been there, too, only his losses were far worse than mine. I find myself thinking about him all the time, but is he ready for the things I want? I have no idea, but I’m determined to find out.

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Meet Marie Force 

Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, romantic suspense and erotic romance. Her series include Fatal, First Family, Gansett Island, Butler Vermont, Quantum, Treading Water, Miami Nights and Wild Widows. 

Her books have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller more than 30 times. She is also a USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller, as well as a Spiegel bestseller in Germany. 


Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news. 


Join Marie's mailing list for news about new books and upcoming appearances in your area. Follow her on Facebook and on Instagram. Join one of Marie's many reader groups. Contact Marie at marie@marieforce.com


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Elizabeth's Review

4.5 stars - One of the Best

Review Copy Provided by Author

Someone to Hold is a book that is hard to review. I want to recommend that everyone read it (and add a small disclaimer), but I want to be careful to not give anything about the story away.

This is the second installment in the Wild Widows series and focuses on group founder Iris as she makes the decision to take steps toward a romantic relationship in the “after.” Iris is a character that we originally met as a secondary in the first book of this series, but it was a pleasure to get to know her better here. She is someone that I would like to be friends with! She’s a wonderful combination of strong and vulnerable and is brutally honest about her grieving process and the highs and lows that come with it.

Ms Force does and excellent job of treating Iris and the whole cast with true grace as they navigate their grief journeys. The journeys portrayed here are mostly positive, but there is an element of honesty from the characters as they acknowledge hard days, struggles, and issues that trigger set backs. Some of the situations presented in Someone to Hold have a certain naïveté in regards to how people tangential to the events will respond, but I think the overall treatment of the situations works for the story being told.

This disclaimer I mentioned earlier has to do with the subject matter. This is definitely more of a “womens fiction book with a romantic story” vs a true romance that some might expect when the see who the author is. The reader’s life experience may make some of the subject matter here more impactful, so I would suggest that be considered before just diving in.

As the second book in a series, Someone to Hold is sequential in timeline. As such, there is a strong presence from the prior main characters. Someone to Hold is a standalone read, but I would suggest going in order for the best series experience.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

When Hate and Love Collide ~ Mia Kayla ~ Cover Reveal

Title: When Hate and Love Collide
Author: Mia Kayla
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 8, 2022
Cover Design: Sommer Stein at Perfect Pear Creative

For me family is everything so I cannot fall for the enemy.

With six siblings and a failing ad agency, I’m single by choice.

I have no room in my life for men, especially not friend-of-the-family MLB pitcher Austin Callaway.

He’s probably got all sorts of ways to hit home runs. But with other women and thankfully, not with me.

Especially since his younger sister is the girl who just cheated on my baby brother.

I thought I’d never have to talk to him again, but to save my family’s ad agency I will take one last swing, and make a deal with the devil.

Austin needs me to act as his pseudo-nurse. Talk about a curveball. Why would I ever—?

If I do, he’ll give me a deal that will save our family business and just like that all my problems will be solved, right?


Because Austin is always there. Which means Austin is always close by. Always with me. Always smiling like he’s about to steal first base. That smile will be the end of me.

I could fall for him. Madly. Deeply. And completely.

And that alone is the reason I can’t date him. My family can never find out what play made the difference, not when his sister destroyed my brother's life.

How can I finally find happiness when hate and love are about to collide?

Mia Kayla is a USA Today and Amazon Top 13 Bestselling author, who lives in Illinois. She is the wife to the husband of the year, and mommy to three unbelievably cute little girls who have multiplied her grey hairs.

In her free time she loves reading romance novels, jamming to boy bands, catching up on celebrity gossip and designing flowers for weddings.

Most of the time, she can be caught on the train with her nose in a book sporting a cheeky grin because the main characters finally get their happily-ever-after at the end.

She loves reading about happy endings but has more fun writing them.

Here's where you can find her.


Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Steals and Deals ~ November 8 - 13



The Bet (The Bet Series Book 1) by Rachel Van Dyken $.99

When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting $2.99

Come Closer by Brenda Rothert $1.49 (Kindle Unlimited)

Murphy's Law (Law series Book 2) by Lori Foster $1.99

When Stars Burn Out by Carrie Aarons $.99

The Anti-Heroes Collection: Three Full-Length, Enemies-to-Lovers Romances Parker S Huntington, L J Shen, Ava Harrison $5.99 

Less of a Stranger by Nora Roberts $2.99

Risky (Adventures in Love Book 2) by Auroa Rose Reynolds $2.49

Until July (Until Her Book 1) by Auroa Rose Reynolds $.99

Until Jax: Until (Until Him/Her Book 2) by Auroa Rose Reynolds $.99

Until June (Until Him/Her Book 3) by Aurora Rose Reynolds $.99

Until Ashlyn (Until Him/Her Book 4) by Aurora Rose Reynolds $.99

Until Sage (Until Him/Her Book 5) by Aurora Rose Reynolds $.99

Until Harmony (Until Him/Her Book 6) by Aurora Rose Reynolds $1.99

Until Cobi (Until Him/Her Book 7) by Aurora Rose Reynolds $1.99

Fighting to breathe (Shooting Stars Book 1) by Aurora Rose Reynolds $1.99

Down and Dirty (Hot Jocks Book 5) by Kendall Ryan $.99

Because I Can (Necklace Trilogy Book 2) by Lisa Renee Jones $.99

Devoted by Dean Kootnz $2.99

Public Secrets: A Novel by Nora Roberts $1.99

Make It Sweet by Kristen Callihan $2.49

Fast Lane by Kristen Ashley $1.99

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Steals and Deals ~ November 1 ~ 6


WOLF (Stope Packs Book 1) by Rebecca Zanetti


Verity by Colleen Hoover $2.99

The Bet (The Bet Series Book 1) by Rachel Van Dyken $.99

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