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WRITING IS ALWAYS SOMETHING PERSONAL: A Guest Post by Kiersi Burkhart

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It’s hard to write something personal.

Any judgment of that thing feels like a judgment on you; any critique of it a critique of your life. How do you navigate writing from experience when those experiences will then travel out into the world in whatever package you wrapped it in, with no note, then unfold in front of someone else, somewhere else, where you have no control over how they will experience it?

You don’t, I suppose. It’s all out of your hands.

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TOP 5 WORST READS OF 2018: A Guest Post by CL Latham

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Hello. My name is Lillie, and I’m doing a guest post on Leah’s blog after they asked me to, so without further ado, here are my five worst reads of 2018.

Everyone does their favorite reads of 2018, so I decided I would do my least favorite, because I just can’t do things the easy way.

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Reviews for Already Published Books

Review: Love Blooms by Stephanie Hoyt

SUMMARY

42836148Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: December 10, 2018
Received From: Review requested by the author

Nico Hamurişi is the one and only son of Santa Claus. All his life, Nico has known he’s expected to fall in love and find lifelong commitment by the Christmas of his thirtieth year—like every other heir before him. But knowing and accepting are vastly different things, and as the final countdown begins, Nico has yet to embrace his fate. His once great enthusiasm for eventually becoming Santa has been dimmed by uncertainty over how the Santa Line will be affected when he marries a man.

With only a year left, will Nico have time to find love and commitment all while learning how magic will transform the family line to accommodate who he is and who he loves?

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MUSIC & THE ABSOLUTES: Character Playlists by Chace Verity

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Good morning, y’all!

Today, Chace Verity and I have a really exciting post for you! You may or may not know, but just last month, Chace released the third story in their THE ABSOLUTES series, which is a favorite of mine!

So the two of us got to talking about a fun way to promote the latest book and the series as a whole. And one of my favorite things is talking to authors who often use specific playlists to write to what’s on their playlists. Of course, I asked Chace about that. But! We put an even more fun twist to it!

Instead of simply sharing their writing playlist, I asked Chace to share songs that they think relate to their characters, songs that remind them of their characters, etc. The result is really awesome, and I’m so excited to share it with you!

So, without further ado, I hand the keyboard over to author Chace Verity!

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Reviews for Already Published Books

Review: Big Man by Matthew J Metzger

SUMMARY

39323482Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: April 9, 2018
Received From: NetGalley

Max Farrier wanted to follow in the family footsteps and join the Navy once, but he’s better off focusing on just surviving his last year of school and going to work in Aunt Donna’s shop once it’s over.

After an incident at school puts Max in the hospital, Aunt Donna’s had enough. She signs him up for private lessons at a Muay Thai gym. Boxing—she says—will change everything.

But it’s not boxing that starts to poke holes in Max’s stupor—it’s his sparring partner. Cian is fifty percent mouth, fifty percent attitude, and isn’t afraid to go toe-to-toe with a bully in the street. Cian takes what he wants, and doesn’t let anyone stand in his way—not even himself.

***NOTE: This is not the original blurb, which included “Max Farrier is too fat to function.” and other anti-fat language. After backlash, all mention of the main character’s fatness has been removed from the blurb.***

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BLOG TOUR (Guest Post + Giveaway!): Why the Devil Stalks Death by LJ Hayward

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Hello hello, my lovelies!

Today, we’ve got a great post from author LJ Hayward, who writes the thrilling, M/M romantic suspense series DEATH AND THE DEVIL!

I don’t know about all y’all, but I am super excited for the next book to come out so I can see what kind of shenanigans Ethan and Jack get up to while yelling at my electronic devices as they continue to have communication issues. (I really hope that bit gets fixed because I love these two together.) Also, will Jack finally kiss Ethan, giving him what’s essentially Jack’s most precious gift? WE JUST DON’T KNOW. Luckily, we only have one more day before we find out!

For now, enjoy this wonderful guest post!

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BOOK BLITZ (Excerpt + Giveaway!): His Until Midnight by Reese Ryan

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HisUntilMidnight_ReeseRyanSeries: Texas Cattleman’s Club: Bachelor Auction
Standalone: Yes
Publication Date: December 1, 2018
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Interracial
Heat Level: Sensual

To the highest bidder goes…

A friendship with benefits?

When Tessa Noble takes the stage at a charity auction after a sexy makeover, her best friend, Ryan Bateman, must place the winning bid. It’s definitely not because he’s jealous. Their weekend getaway is a ploy for positive press…or so the rancher tells himself. But soon things take an unexpected turn from platonic to passionate, catapulting the couple far beyond the friend zone…

available on: amazon | barnes & noble | itunesgoogle

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