Thursday, March 23, 2017

Where Good Girls Go To Die
Holly Renee



Author: Holly Renee
Title: Where Good Girls Go to Die
Series: The Good Girls Series #1
Release Date: April 13, 2017



It was a bad idea from the beginning.

He was my brother's best friend and the definition of unavailable.

But I didn't care.

I had loved him for as long as I could remember.

He was worth the risk. He was worth everything.

But then he broke my heart as easily as I fell for him. He watched me fall, spiraling out of control, and as I reached for him, he wasn't there to catch me.

So I ran.

Four years later, I never expected to see him again.

He was still my brother's best friend, and he was more unavailable than ever.

He looked every bit the bad boy I knew he was, covered in tattoos and a crooked smile.

Guarding my heart from him was top priority because Parker James was where good girls go to die.

Unfortunately for him, I wasn't a good girl anymore.



“Hey, Parker.” My name was slightly slurred, and when I looked over at Livy swinging her legs on the booth across from me, it was easy to tell that she was well on her way to hammered.

“Hey, Livy.” I cleared my throat.

“Ugh.” She rolled her eyes. “Don’t call me that. I go by Liv now.”

“Whatever you say, Livy.”

She narrowed her eyes at me and I smiled. I missed this. The back and forth. The push and pull.

“So, am I going to get to meet your fiancée when I get back?” She had her brave face on, but I could see the vulnerability in her eyes. I had always been able to see it.

“If that’s what you want.”

“What’s her name?”

I started to answer, but she held up her hand to cut me off.

“No. Wait. Let me guess.” She tapped her index finger against her chin playfully, and I felt each beat against my chest.

“Veronica. No. No. Jasmine?” She watched me for a reaction, but I didn’t give her one. My best friend though, that asshole was chuckling at her antics.

“It has to be something exotic. I mean only the best for Parker James, right?” She was making a fool of herself, but I was letting her. This was the most she had spoken to me in four years. Four fucking years.

“Please tell me it isn’t Francesca.” She put her hand dramatically against her chest.

“It’s not Francesca,” I said calmly.

“Well I give up. What’s her name?” She leaned forward like she was really interested, but I doubted she truly was.

“Emily.” I almost choked on her name. “Her name is Emily.”

She closed her eyes briefly. She probably thought I wouldn’t notice, but she had been drinking and she was showing more of herself than she normally would.

“I’m surprised.” She opened her eyes and looked straight at me. “Emily is a good girl name. You never really had a thing for good girls.”

“Didn’t I?” My gaze didn’t waver from hers, and I could tell she was getting nervous. She probably had some grand plan in her head before she made her way over here, and it wasn’t going quite like she thought it would. “You were a good girl, weren’t you?”

I took another sip of my whiskey, and I watched as her anxiety morphed into anger.

“You didn’t have a thing for me, Parker. I was nothing more than your dirty little secret.” She stood from her seat, and I watched her movements as she came closer to me. Her hand landed on the back of the booth behind my head and her face was only inches from mine. I could smell cranberry juice and vodka on her lips, and I wanted nothing more than to lean forward and taste it as well.

I felt intoxicated by her proximity, the whiskey having nothing on her, and it made me forget everything. I forgot that I hurt her, that she hurt me, that she ran, but more than anything, I forgot that I wasn’t hers anymore.

She stared into my eyes as she spoke the next words, but my gaze bounced between her eyes and her full lips.

“I may have been a good girl then, but you destroyed every piece of her. I actually feel bad for Emily, because you, Parker James, are where good girls go to die.”





Bookaholic, firm believer in grand gestures, and obsessed with happily ever afters.

Holly Renee is from the small town of Maryville, TN where she was born and raised. She currently lives with her husband and fur baby, Luna. (Yes. She was named after Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter.)

Holly Renee is the author of her debut novel Letting Go.

During the day, Holly spends her time as a nurse, but once her shift ends, she falls deep into her passion of reading and writing.





Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cole by Karla Sorensen


Title: Cole
Series: Bachelors of the Ridge #3
Author: Karla Sorensen
Release Date: March 22, 2017



Cole Mallinson has never been able to move on.

It’s been two thousand, three hundred and sixty-two days since he’s seen his ex-wife, Julia. He’s never stopped loving her, never stopped wishing she’d come back. Everyone thinks he’s lost his mind for never moving on, but they couldn’t understand. It was never a choice.

Seven years ago, Julia Mallinson left Denver, and even though it’s the last place she wants to be, she’s back. The years of infertility that she and Cole endured during their marriage wore her down past the point of breaking. And when she left, she didn’t look back, couldn’t look back, for the sake of her sanity, her heart.

Between an accidental run-in at the grocery store and a meddling pregnant sister, Julia is forced to face the man she walked away from. The man who still, after all these years, has never moved on. Though neither has she.


And in the end, she’s left wondering if the past is ever left in the past.





My small basket was packed full and I paused before going down the next row, trying to decide if I needed a cart. I could add more wine that way.

In the second I paused to think about it, my eyes lifted up to the end of the aisle, blinking at the tall, broad-shouldered man that stood at the opposite side.

And my heart exploded in my chest, a messy, visceral explosion, when I saw his profile.

Cole.

I yanked back behind the end cap and peeked over a row of pasta sauce jars to make sure I hadn't lost my damn mind. That I wasn't imagining him standing there because of how my day had played out.

Nope. No. Oh holy shit, no, he was not a specter sent to haunt me.

His dark hair was shorter than the last time I'd seen him, his frame larger. My stomach turned in on itself at the insane moment. The tears I'd pushed down in Brooke's bathroom spilled over my cheeks while I stared at him. His arm reached out to pluck a box of pasta from the shelf, and the way his forehead furrowed while he read the label made me back up a step so I couldn't see him for a beat. Like I was capable of not looking again. Ha.

The universe hated me.

A hysterical giggle lodged in my throat when I considered that the entire freaking cosmos was playing a joke on me, that I might have been living so close to Cole that we shared a grocery store for the last month. And no matter how much I wanted that wine, my feet had already angled toward the exit. When he started to turn in my direction, I didn't think, didn't question.

I shoved my basket onto an empty bottom shelf and turned to leave, plowing into the chest of a store employee carrying an armful of canned vegetables, which hit the ground with awkward, loud bounces.

Go! I screamed in my head. But my head lifted instead.

His eyes locked on mine, widening in the next heartbeat.

"Julia," he called out, the hoarse crack in his deep voice opening a chasm in between my ribs.


And I was gone, fleeing the store without a backwards glance.







Well, let’s see ... I’m a wife and a mother. If the things that I write bring a smile to someone's face, then I've done my job.  I am obsessed with Outlander (both the books and the show). I’m almost exclusively a romance reader, which means some people will never consider me a literary snob. If I could meet one historical figure, it would be Jane Austen. I received my Bachelors in Public Relations and worked in health care marketing before I had my babies. I hate Twitter. I do it, but I hate it. Also, if you want to get on my good side, bring me wine and I'll love you forever.





Monday, March 20, 2017

Shade's Lady by Joanna Wylde


From New York Times Bestselling author Joanna Wylde, comes SHADE’S LADY, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure you grab your copy today!


Title: Shade's Lady
Author: Joanna Wylde
Series: Reapers MC #6.5
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Release Date: March 14, 2017



New York Times bestselling author Joanna Wylde returns to the world of the Reapers Motorcycle Club… 

Looking back, none of this would’ve happened if I hadn’t dropped my phone in the toilet. I mean, I could’ve walked away from him if I’d had it with me. 
Or maybe not. 
Maybe it was all over the first time he saw me, and he would’ve found another way. Probably—if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that Shade always gets what he wants, and apparently he wanted me. 
Right from the first.




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“Babe, you know I’m not a keeper, right?”
“Who says I want to keep you?”

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!!!!

Fantastic job done by Joanna Wylde. I have missed the Reapers and I'm so happy she decided to write a new novella in their world. She made me love Shade and Mandy and left me wanting for more. Yes, you heard me right, I wanted a full book after meeting these characters.

Mandy McBride is a waitress who has had bad luck picking the right guys to date or love. Her current boyfriend, Rebel is not any better. But Mandy doesn't want anything serious with him, she just wants to have some fun.  She knows her heart is not in any danger with him.

"McBride women can’t afford to let men into their lives, not even for fun."

Mandy is also a great sister to Hannah and her kids. They're all living together trying to help each other out. Hannah has also been unlucky in love. Her ex is a douchebag with a capital D.  Mandy and Hannah have a strong bond and they'll fight to keep their family together.

Shade is the Reaper's National President. He's not someone who wants to settle down. He has a lot of responsibilities and he likes to be a free man. Getting an old lady is not in his plan. But, Shade wants Mandy. When the opportunity strikes, he's ready to take it.

I love how Mandy was someone who was frank with herself. Usually, inner dialogue can kill a book for me, but hers was hilarious. She spoke frankly to Shade as well which got his attention too. Together they made sense.

“For as long as you want me, babe.”

I really wish we could have had more in way of their love story. I couldn't get enough of them.



5/5 Fangs


A complimentary copy was provided by Inkslinger in exchange for an honest review.



“You get to travel,” I told him, frustrated. “In a few weeks or a month or whatever you’ll leave this place. You’ll go see things and do things, and for some reason you seem to have enough money to live on without taking a shitty job waiting tables.” 

Shade snorted. “Mandy, you don’t wanna know how I get my money.” 

“Let me guess—it’s bad?” I asked, rolling my eyes. “I’m starting to think I’m genetically incapable of being attracted to a good guy. No offense.” 

“None taken,” he replied, offering a slow smile. “I’m not a good man. But I’m not a man who’ll drag you down into the dirt, either. Or let you get caught up in club business. The Reapers have been around for a long time and we’re real good at taking care of our people. I’m not sayin’ I’ll never need a getaway car, but if I do, I sure as shit won’t trick my woman into driving it.” 

God, how was he so sexy when he was saying such terrible things? And that knowing, naughty look in his eyes...it wasn’t fair. 

“This is crazy,” I said, trying hard not to smile back at him. “I need to get to work and you need to go do whatever it is that you do that may or may not involve getaway cars"











Joanna Wylde started her writing career in journalism, working in two daily newspapers as both a reporter and editor. Her career has included many different jobs, from managing a homeless shelter to running her own freelance writing business, where she took on projects ranging from fundraising to ghostwriting for academics. During 2012 she got her first Kindle reader as a gift and discovered the indie writing revolution taking place online. Not long afterward she started cutting back her client list to work on Reaper’s Property, her breakout book. It was published in January 2013, marking the beginning of a new career writing fiction. Joanna lives in the mountains of northern Idaho with her family.  




Joanna Wylde’s SHADE’S LADY – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule
March 15th
BeawareOf The Reader – Review & Excerpt
Brittany's Book Blog – Excerpt
FMR Book Grind – Review
Happily Ever After – Review
Reading Is My Bliss – Review
Reviews by Tammy and Kim – Review & Excerpt
The Reading Cafe – Review & Excerpt
March 16th
A Reader Who Reads – Excerpt
A Stone's Throw – Review & Excerpt
BFD Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Book Reader Chronicles – Review & Excerpt
Caroline Jane Reads – Review
East Coast Book Chicks – Review & Excerpt
Holly's Hot Reads – Review
iScream Books – Review & Excerpt
Kindlecousins – Excerpt
NightWolf Book Blog – Review
March 17th
Angels With Attitude Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Blog of Books – Review
Books to Breathe – Review & Excerpt
Disheveled Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Krista's Dust Jacket – Review & Excerpt
Pardon My Blurb – Excerpt
Red Hot + Blue Reads – Review & Excerpt
Zili in the Sky – Review & Excerpt
March 18th
Always YA at Heart – Review & Excerpt
Book Lovers Hangout – Review & Excerpt
Crazii Bitches Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
EDGy Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Lacey's Love Of Literature – Review & Excerpt
Relentless Romance – Review & Excerpt
Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads – Review & Excerpt
The Escapist Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
March 19th
Angie and Jessica's Dreamy Reads – Review & Excerpt
Deluged with Books Cafe – Review & Excerpt
Ever After Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Janet Reads Books – Review
Perusing Princesses – Review & Excerpt
Ramblings From This Chick – Review & Excerpt
Random Book Muses – Review
Renee Entress's Blog – Review & Excerpt
March 20th
Agents of Romance – Excerpt
Angel's Guilty Pleasures – Review & Excerpt
Becky on Books – Review & Excerpt
Book Loving Fairy – Review
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents – Review & Excerpt
KT Book reviews – Excerpt
She Hearts Books – Review
March 21st
Cocktails and Books – Review & Excerpt
Les ChroniquesAléatoires – Review & Excerpt
Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt
OMGReads – Review & Excerpt
Reading in Pajamas – Review & Excerpt
TJ Loves Books – Review
March 22nd
A Hopeless Romantic's Booklandia – Review & Excerpt
Books 2 Blog – Review & Excerpt
Jax's Book Magic – Excerpt
Lynn's Romance Enthusiasm – Review & Excerpt
Romanticamente Fantasy Sito – Review & Excerpt
Vera is Reading – Excerpt
March 23rd
Ashley Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Bobo's Book Bank – Review & Excerpt
Kris & Vik Book Therapy Cafe – Review & Excerpt
MI Bookshelf – Review & Excerpt
Nose Stuck in a Book – Excerpt
Real Tasty Pages – Review
Reviews from the heart – Review & Excerpt
Sexy Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
The Romance Reviews – Review
True Story Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
March 24th
After the Pages – Review
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
G & T's Indie Café – Excerpt
Jennifers Taking A Break – Review & Excerpt
Reese's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Ruby's Books – Review & Excerpt
Sheilas Book Corner – Review
Twinsie Talk – Review
Wicked Reads – Review & Excerpt