Writer Wednesday

WRITER WEDNESDAY: A Guest Post by Taylor Brooke


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


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


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!


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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ARC Reviews

ARC Review: Cutie Pies by Barbara Bell


38331124Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: March 19, 2018
Received From: NetGalley

Joey works at Cutie Pies, the smallest adult store in Sydney. After his parents kicked him out years ago, the haphazard shop became his home away from home and is the only place where he can embrace his queer, quirky, and—okay—sometimes a little awkward self.

When Mick, a new-to-town customer, walks in asking for a dildo, Joey thinks it’s all a part of the day’s work. Except Mick’s large dark eyes, shy smile, and kissable lips—along with the ten-inch dildo he bought—quickly win him a starring role in Joey’s nightly fantasies.

Joey can’t stop thinking about him, and Mick’s continued visits to the store make him even harder to forget. Mick is shy and sweet, but also secretive and uncertain. As the two grow closer together, Joey starts to wonder what Mick really wants from him, and whether he can risk falling in love with someone who might not be free to love him back.

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ARC Reviews

ARC Review: Syncopation by Anna Zabo


37648566Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: April 1, 2018
Received From: NetGalley

Twisted Wishes front man Ray Van Zeller is in one hell of a tight spot. After a heated confrontation with his bandmate goes viral, Ray is hit with a PR nightmare the fledgling band so doesn’t need. But his problems only multiply when they snag a talented new drummer—insufferably sexy Zavier Demos, the high school crush Ray barely survived.

Zavier’s kept a casual eye on Twisted Wishes for years, and lately, he likes what he sees. What he doesn’t like is how out of control Ray seems—something Zavier’s aching to correct after their first pulse-pounding encounter. If Ray’s up for the challenge.

Despite the prospect of a glorious sexual encore, Ray is reluctant to trust Zavier with his band—or his heart. And Zavier has always had big dreams; this gig was supposed to be temporary. But touring together has opened their eyes to new passions and new possibilities, making them rethink their commitments, both to the band and to each other.

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