Blog Tours & Events

BLOG TOUR (Excerpt + Giveaway!): Secrets of a (Somewhat) Sunny Girl by Karen Booth

“Rich, warm, and complex, Secrets of a (Somewhat) Sunny Girl is a story for anyone who’s ever lost her way, a story about being found again, about what it means to believe you deserve to love and be loved.”
Serena Bell, USA Today Bestselling Author of Head Over Heels

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Release Date: October 16, 2018
Length: 318 pages
Subgenre: Romantic Women’s Fiction

Order now: https://karenbooth.net/secrets-of-a-somewhat-sunny-girl

Book blurb:

As sisters, they tell each other all their secrets…except one.

With divorce and infidelity hanging from nearly every branch of her family tree, Katherine Fuller sees no point in marriage. Boyfriends? Sure. Sex? Of course. Wedding vows? No, thanks. Still, when her younger sister Amy gets engaged, Katherine gathers all the enthusiasm she can. She won’t let Amy down. She’s done enough of that for a lifetime.

As the sisters embark on wedding plans, Katherine’s college love resurfaces. It nearly killed Katherine to part from sexy Irish musician Eamon more than a decade ago, but falling under his spell a second time forces her to confront everything she hid from him. The secrets surrounding her mother’s death are still fresh and raw in her mind, but one has haunted her more than the others. She can’t bear to tell anyone, especially not Amy. It could ruin far more than a wedding. It could destroy a sister’s love forever.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ (Excerpt + Giveaway!): Pisces Hooks Taurus by Anyta Sunday

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Series: Signs of Love #4
Publisher: Anyta Sunday (self published)
Release Date (Print & Ebook): October 16, 2018
Length (Print & Ebook): 69000 words / 285 pages
Tropes: friends-to-lovers, slow burn, will-they-or-won’t-they
Genre: New Adult, light-hearted contemporary gay romance

Order now: https://www.anytasunday.com/#pisces-hooks-taurus

Book synopsis: 

It’s a time for searching, and a time for finding, Pisces: keep casting your line and you will hook what you’re looking for.

Zane has it all planned out: land the perfect Meet Cute, fall in love, and live happily ever after.

Should be simple enough if he put his mind to it. A little creativity and some thinking outside of the box, and voila, he’d be married to the woman of his dreams.

It would be perfect.

And it would be before his visa ran out.

But why are his feelings running wild now that the pressure’s on? Why is his picture-perfect plan turning into a muddled mess of morphed metaphors he can’t make sense of anymore?

Just as well he’s met an English professor to help. And even though their first meet is anything but cute, this down-to-earth teacher may just be the realist Zane needs to ground him and give him a shot at love after all.

Don’t cast your line too wide, Pisces. Your perfect catch may already have bitten.

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Pisces Hooks Taurus (Signs of Love #4) is an MM opposites-attract romantic comedy featuring an unapologetic romantic and a broken realist.

More wit, banter and bad puns – and even more heart-stopping slow burn!

Can be read as a standalone.

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Blog Tours & Events

RELEASE DAY BLITZ (Excerpt + Giveaway!): Secrets of a (Somewhat) Sunny Girl by Karen Booth

“Tender and touching, hot and heartfelt, Karen Booth’s Secrets of a (Somewhat) Sunny Girl is a joy to read. Once I started, I couldn’t stop. I’ve rarely rooted so hard for a couple as I did Katherine and Irish crooner Eamon. This was a love story I could truly believe in!” – Tiffany Reisz, USA Today Bestselling Author

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secrets_sunnygirl_cover_1600x2560Secrets of a (Somewhat) Sunny Girl by Karen Booth
Release Date: October 16, 2018
Length: 318 pages
Subgenre: Romantic Women’s Fiction

Order now: https://karenbooth.net/secrets-of-a-somewhat-sunny-girl

Book blurb:

As sisters, they tell each other all their secrets…except one.

With divorce and infidelity hanging from nearly every branch of her family tree, Katherine Fuller sees no point in marriage. Boyfriends? Sure. Sex? Of course. Wedding vows? No, thanks. Still, when her younger sister Amy gets engaged, Katherine gathers all the enthusiasm she can. She won’t let Amy down. She’s done enough of that for a lifetime.

As the sisters embark on wedding plans, Katherine’s college love resurfaces. It nearly killed Katherine to part from sexy Irish musician Eamon more than a decade ago, but falling under his spell a second time forces her to confront everything she hid from him. The secrets surrounding her mother’s death are still fresh and raw in her mind, but one has haunted her more than the others. She can’t bear to tell anyone, especially not Amy. It could ruin far more than a wedding. It could destroy a sister’s love forever.

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Reviews for Already Published Books

REVIEW: From the Ashes by CM Valencourt

SUMMARY

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Release Date: October 9, 2018
Received From: Review requested by the author

Hunter and Derek are at a fork in the road…

At their friend Justin’s funeral, once-best-friends Derek and Hunter meet again almost four years after their monumental falling out. Hunter kissed Derek, and Derek freaked out and chose a college on the other side of the country.

If they had a choice, both of them would walk away and never see the other again. Except Justin has given them a mission: an epic road trip to scatter his ashes all over the Midwest, complete with cryptic notes, new friends, and a whole lot of sexual tension. Can Derek and Hunter finish Justin’s road trip without ripping each other’s heads—or clothes—off?

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Reviews for Already Published Books

REVIEW: Rafe by Rebekah Weatherspoon

SUMMARY

41712479Publisher: Self-pub
Release Date: September 26, 2018
Received From: Review copy from the author

All Dr. Sloan Copeland needed was someone to watch her kids. What she found was the man of her dreams…

**This stand-alone romance is fluffy. So fluffy. It’s fluff. Low. Angst. Fluff. featuring a large tatted, motorcycle riding ginger man, who bakes a mean bacon quiche and knows exactly how to wrangle clever five year olds while making their mom feel loved, loved, loved.**

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COVER REVEAL: Love & Bubbles Anthology!

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OMG okay, y’all, today is a really exciting post! I’ve been dying to get my hands on the LOVE & BUBBLES anthology ever since they set up the Kickstarter! It’s been a long journey, but finally the authors and editors of this collection have made it to this day! COVER REVEAL DAY! And, in less than a week, the book itself will be released!

So first, I’m gonna give you a few details about the book, as well as the buy link and GoodReads link, and then we’ll get to the gorgeous cover!

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General Posts

DISCUSSION POST: Pleasure Reading vs Pressure Reading

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Being a blogger comes with a lot of pressure.

You need to make your blog pleasant to look at, engaging and enjoyable to read, and update it regularly. Some bloggers do the minimum, posting only what and when they feel like; some bloggers have a new post practically every day, whether it’s reviews, book tags, blog tours, discussion posts, and more; and some bloggers find a kind of happy medium between the two.

Personally, I fall somewhere between Minimum Bloggers and Middle Bloggers, posting mainly reviews with the occasional book tag and blog tour post, along with the Writer Wednesday segment I started at the beginning of the year.

And it’s draining as hell.

Because even though you see the comments from other bloggers about how stressful it can be, you’re never really prepared to jump into all of it.

Maybe you started a blog so you could get ARCs. Maybe you started a blog because you thought it looked like fun and it would be a good way to engage with your peers and other readers. Maybe you started a blog just so you could have a single place to post your thoughts on the books you read. Maybe you started a blog for a reason completely different for any of these. Only you know! (Unless you’ve posted about it somewhere, in which case, your followers probably know.)

Disregarding the need to balance blogging with all the other aspects of your everyday life, the most difficult thing to figure out is how to balance pleasure reading and pressure reading.

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BLOG TOUR (Excerpt + Giveaway!): Craft Brew by Layla Reyne

“I loved this book. In the second installation of the Trouble Brewing series the relationship between Nic and Cam is stretched to breaking point, as Nic’s troubles circle ever closer and they have to delve into Cam’s past. Layla Reyne infuses the story with all her trademark action scenes and taut plotting, but she never loses sight of the romance at the centre. This is both hot and touching, and remains the spark that totally lights up this series.”  — Lily Morton, author of the bestselling Mixed Messages series

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Craft BrewCraft Brew (Trouble Brewing #2)

Release Date: E-Book and Audio – October 8;
Paperback – October 30
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: M/M Romantic Suspense
Tropes and Themes: Workplace romance, forced proximity, friends-to-lovers, coming out

Book Synopsis:

Assistant US attorney Dominic Price is staring down the barrel of his father’s debts. The bull’s-eye on his back makes him a threat to everyone he cares about, so when his lover wants to go public with their relationship, he bolts. Not because he isn’t in love—he can’t stomach the thought of putting Cam in danger.

Kidnap and rescue expert Cameron Byrne is determined to figure out what trouble Nic is running from, but devastating news from home brings him back to Boston and to the cold case that has haunted his family for two decades. Shoving aside his pride, he calls Nic for help.

Together they search for answers, navigating the minefield of Cam’s past. But when they get too close to the truth, Cam must use every skill in his arsenal to save the man he loves…before it’s too late.

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ARC Reviews

ARC REVIEW: Touch Up by Katey Hawthorne & JA Rock

SUMMARY

41220246Publisher: Self-pub
Release Date: October 15, 2018
Received From: Rose & Thorns Reviewer List

Last year, twenty-three-year-old actress Dina Gilbert snagged the lead in the summer’s biggest blockbuster. It wasn’t easy: she’s black, openly queer, and has actual curves she refuses to let people Photoshop. Now, overwhelmed by sudden fame and homesick for Georgia, she’s becoming someone she doesn’t recognize. Maybe that’s why she’s out partying her face off most nights.

Enter Colleen Thomas, an ex-model turned photo editor whose issues with her own body are only surpassed by her issues with other peoples’. Colleen knows the rules but Photoshops Dina’s magazine cover anyway, incurring the wrath of Dina and her fans. And, okay, maybe that cover image was unbelievably sexy even before Colleen’s alterations. So what? Dina’s not fooling anyone with that girl-next-door, I-eat-Snickers-in-my-Golden-Globes-dress BS. Colleen knows a train wreck when she sees one.

Tensions rise even more when Colleen and Dina have to work together at the Rose Social Club’s annual charity gala. When they realize they have something in common, no one is more surprised than they are. The sexual chemistry doesn’t hurt either. Their differences could either be a source of strength—a life raft in the heaving waters of Hollywood—or the makings of a titanic crash.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ (Excerpt + Giveaway!): Craft Brew by Layla Reyne

“CRAFT BREW is a fast-paced, suspenseful novel that will take you on an emotional thrill-ride from beginning to end. I couldn’t stop turning the page to find out what happened next!” — Hailey Turner, bestselling author of the Soulbound series and Metahuman Files series

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Craft BrewCraft Brew (Trouble Brewing #2)

Release Date: E-Book and Audio – October 8;
Paperback – October 30
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: M/M Romantic Suspense
Tropes and Themes: Workplace romance, forced proximity, friends-to-lovers, coming out

Book Synopsis:

Assistant US attorney Dominic Price is staring down the barrel of his father’s debts. The bull’s-eye on his back makes him a threat to everyone he cares about, so when his lover wants to go public with their relationship, he bolts. Not because he isn’t in love—he can’t stomach the thought of putting Cam in danger.

Kidnap and rescue expert Cameron Byrne is determined to figure out what trouble Nic is running from, but devastating news from home brings him back to Boston and to the cold case that has haunted his family for two decades. Shoving aside his pride, he calls Nic for help.

Together they search for answers, navigating the minefield of Cam’s past. But when they get too close to the truth, Cam must use every skill in his arsenal to save the man he loves…before it’s too late.

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