General Posts

Five Books That Deserve More Love: New Adult

Good morning, y’all! About a month ago, I saw a post from Laura @ Green Tea and Paperbacks where she shared a few books she thinks deserve more love, and thought that sounded like a great idea!

I’m going to do it a little bit differently, by doing individual posts for the age group breakdowns (middle grade, young adult, new adult, and adult x2). Check out the links at the bottom for the middle grade and young adult posts if you missed them, and I hope you’ll come back the next two weeks for the adult posts!

From Laura’s post:
Picture this: you read a book and you completely fall in love with it. Everything about it is amazing, and you can’t stop talking about it. But over time, you start mentioning it less and less, and then you start feeling guilty because this book is amazing and it deserves all the love, but it’s not getting it. So, you decide to write a blog post about the book(s) in the hope that more people will pick them up.

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Blog Tours & Events

RELEASE DAY BLITZ (+ Giveaway!): Invitation to the Blues by Roan Parrish

Good morning, everyone! Today is the release day for Roan Parrish’s latest, and I am so excited to be able to take part in promoting!

Within this post, we’ve got an excerpt of INVITATION TO THE BLUES, as well as several buy links and a giveaway. If you’re new to Roan’s work, or just haven’t purchased all her books yet, be sure to enter the giveaway at the end for a chance to win a couple backlist books!

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InvitationtotheBlues-fInvitation to the Blues (Small Change #2)
Publisher: Monster Press
Release Date (Print & Ebook): March 28th, 2018
Length (Print & Ebook): About 81,000 words
Subgenre: Contemporary romance
Content warning: depression, suicide, thoughts of worthlessness, food issues

B L U R B :

Eight months ago Jude Lucen fled his partner, his career, and a hospital in Boston after a suicide attempt. Now back in Philadelphia, he feels like a complete failure. Piano has always been his passion and his only escape. Without it, he has nothing. Well, nothing except a pathetic crush on the most gorgeous man he’s ever seen.

Faron Locklear came to Philly looking for a fresh start and has thrown himself into tattooing at Small Change. He’s only met Jude a few times, but something about the red-haired man with the haunted eyes calls to him. Faron is blown away by Jude’s talent. What he isn’t expecting is the electricity he feels the first time they kiss—and the way Jude’s needs in bed speak directly to his own deepest desires.

Jude and Faron fall fast and hard, but Jude has spent a lifetime learning that he can’t be what the people he loves need. So when the opportunity arises to renew his career in Boston, he thinks he has to choose: music, or Faron? Only by taking a huge risk—and finally believing he’s worthy of love just as he is—can he have the chance for both.

The Small Change series is set in the Middle of Somewhere universe and features crossover characters from that series. Each book can be read on its own.

Content warning: This book contains explicit discussion of depression, anxiety, attempted suicide, and feelings of worthlessness.

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Reviews for Already Published Books

REVIEW: Heat Trap by JL Merrow

SUMMARY

37784483Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: March 5, 2018
Received From: NetGalley

Old flames can leave a nasty burn.

It’s been six months since plumber Tom Paretski was hit by a shocking revelation about his family, and he’s been avoiding dealing with it ever since. His lover, PI Phil Morrison, wants Tom to dig deeper into his history and try to develop his psychic talent for finding things, but Tom’s not nearly so keen. Just as he decides to bite the bullet, though, worse problems crawl out of the woodwork.

Young Devil’s Dyke barmaid Marianne has an ex, Grant Carey, who won’t accept that things are over between them, and he’s ruthless in dealing with anyone who gets in his way. When Carey threatens an old friend of theirs, Phil and Tom step in to help—but that makes them targets themselves.

What with his uncertainty about Phil’s motives, Tom’s family doing their best to drive a wedge between them, and the uncovering of an ugly incident in Phil’s past, Tom’s not sure who he can trust—and the body he finds in the pub cellar isn’t the only thing that stinks.

Publisher’s note: This is lightly edited reprint of a previously published novel.

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General Posts

Five Books That Deserve More Love: Young Adult

Good morning, y’all! About a month ago, I saw a post from Laura @ Green Tea and Paperbacks where she shared a few books she thinks deserve more love, and thought that sounded like a great idea!

I’m going to do it a little bit differently, by doing individual posts for the age group breakdowns (middle grade, young adult, new adult, and adult x2). Check out the links at the bottom for the middle grade post if you missed it, and I hope you’ll come back the next three weeks for the new adult and adult posts!

From Laura’s post:
Picture this: you read a book and you completely fall in love with it. Everything about it is amazing, and you can’t stop talking about it. But over time, you start mentioning it less and less, and then you start feeling guilty because this book is amazing and it deserves all the love, but it’s not getting it. So, you decide to write a blog post about the book(s) in the hope that more people will pick them up.

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Writer Wednesday

WRITER WEDNESDAY: A Guest Post by Taylor Brooke

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Welcome back to Writer Wednesday, y’all!

Today, I have the great honor of welcoming one of my favorite authors and friend, Taylor Brooke! They’ve decided to share a deleted scene from FORTITUDE SMASHED with us, and fans of this series are going to love it!

Now, have a look at a scene from Karman’s point of view…

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ARC Reviews

ARC REVIEW: One Under by JL Merrow

SUMMARY

35598278Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: March 19, 2018
Received From: NetGalley

London Underground worker Mal Thomas is staying in Porthkennack to recover from a traumatic experience. Getting some more bad news from home is the last straw—until big, blond museum curator Jory Roscarrock steps up to offer some comfort.

A doctor of English Literature, Jory should be in a prestigious post at a top university. But a youthful indiscretion has led him to abandon academia to come back to his home town, Porthkennack, and the controlling family he’s never really felt a part of. He’s delighted to find a kindred spirit in the young Londoner.

But Jory’s family hurt Mal’s best friend deeply, and while Jory’s desperate to repair the damage, his own mistakes threaten to keep them apart. Meanwhile Mal’s torn between his feelings for Jory and his duty to his friend—and his fears that a failed relationship could be more than his shattered confidence can take.

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General Posts

Five Books That Deserve More Love: Middle Grade

Good morning, y’all! About a month ago, I saw a post from Laura @ Green Tea and Paperbacks where she shared a few books she thinks deserve more love, and thought that sounded like a great idea!

I’m going to do it a little bit differently, by doing individual posts for the age group breakdowns (middle grade, young adult, new adult, and adult x2). I hope you’ll come back for the following posts!

From Laura’s post:
Picture this: you read a book and you completely fall in love with it. Everything about it is amazing, and you can’t stop talking about it. But over time, you start mentioning it less and less, and then you start feeling guilty because this book is amazing and it deserves all the love, but it’s not getting it. So, you decide to write a blog post about the book(s) in the hope that more people will pick them up.

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Reviews for Already Published Books

REVIEW: The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding

SUMMARY

31246717Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release Date: April 3, 2018
Received From: Edelweiss

Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people’s lives. While her friends and sister have plunged headfirst into the world of dating and romances, Abby has stayed focused on her plus-size style blog and her dreams of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands a prized internship at her favorite local boutique, she’s thrilled to take her first step into her dream career. She doesn’t expect to fall for her fellow intern, Jordi Perez. Abby knows it’s a big no-no to fall for a colleague. She also knows that Jordi documents her whole life in photographs, while Abby would prefer to stay behind the scenes.

Then again, nothing is going as expected this summer. She’s competing against the girl she’s kissing to win a paid job at the boutique. She’s somehow managed to befriend Jax, a lacrosse-playing bro type who needs help in a project that involves eating burgers across L.A.’s eastside. Suddenly, she doesn’t feel like a sidekick. Is it possible Abby’s finally in her own story?

But when Jordi’s photography puts Abby in the spotlight, it feels like a betrayal, rather than a starring role. Can Abby find a way to reconcile her positive yet private sense of self with the image that other people have of her?

Is this just Abby’s summer of fashion? Or will it truly be The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles)?

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Blog Tours & Events

RELEASE DAY BLITZ (+ Giveaway!): Exposed: A Romance Anthology

Today is the release day for one of the books for which I’ve been dying to get my hands on for months! The EXPOSED anthology features so many incredible authors, and I cannot wait to dig into all the stories! Are y’all ready for so much awesome in one collection?

If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, and/or are still on the fence, check out the blurb, excerpt, and graphics below, and I hope they’ll convince you to buy! And don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end!

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new exposed coverTitle: EXPOSED: A Romance Anthology
Publisher: Karen Stivali
Release Date (Print & Ebook): March 13, 2018
Length (Print & Ebook): ~400k words
Subgenre: contemporary romance/mixed pairings
Of note: This collection contains m/f, m/m, f/f and ménage stories, some of which contain BDSM

“The authors of this anthology are hoping to show readers that romance series, like the real world, should reflect our society and should feature the stories of people falling in love without regard to their gender and sexuality. That is why you’ll find m/f, m/m, f/f and menage stories all within this collection.” –Karen Stivali, Curator and Publisher, Exposed: A Romance Anthology

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