Monday, February 19, 2018

HEART STRONGER BY RACHEL BLAUFELD - RELEASE BLITZ

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HeartStronger Full“Sometimes, I feel like I’m watching a movie . . . that it’s not really me, Claire Richards, getting this second chance at life.”

“Open your eyes, it’s you, and I’m damn glad it’s with me.” ~ Aiken

Single mom and college professor Claire Richards only wanted a few hours of me time to soak in her tub, read a book, and drink wine.

But tragedy struck, and Claire found herself with a lot more me time than she bargained for.

Three years later, Claire is still mourning her losses when Aiken Fordham—who looks young enough to be one of her college students—moves in next door.

Forcing Claire to face her fears, Aiken almost forgets his reason for moving to Small Town, Pennsylvania. Falling for the sexy, smart, and strong professor next door was never in the plan.

But now it is . . . until their future intersects with their pasts.

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About Rachel:

RachelBRachel Blaufeld is a bestselling author of Romantic Suspense, New Adult, Coming-of-Age Romance, and Sports Romance. A recent poll of her readers described her as insightful, generous, articulate, and spunky. Originally a social worker, Rachel creates broken yet redeeming characters. She’s been known to turn up the angst like cranking up the heat in the dead of winter. A devout coffee drinker and doughnut eater, Rachel spends way too many hours in local coffee shops, downing the aforementioned goodies while she plots her ideas. Her tales may all come with a side of angst and naughtiness, but end as lusciously as her treats. As a side note, Blaufeld, also a long-time blogger and an advocate of woman-run anything, is fearless about sharing her opinion. She captured the ears of stay-at-home and working moms on her blog, BacknGrooveMom, chronicling her adventures in parenting tweens and running a business, often at the same time. To her, work/life/family balance is an urban legend, but she does her best. Rachel has also blogged for The Huffington Post and Modern Mom. Most recently, her insights can be found in USA TODAY, where she shares conversations at “In Bed with a Romance Author” and reading recommendations over at “Happy Ever After.” Rachel lives around the corner from her childhood home in Pennsylvania with her family and two beagles. Her obsessions include running, coffee, basketball, icing-filled doughnuts, antiheroes, and mighty fine epilogues. When she isn’t writing, she can be found courtside, tweeting about hoops as her son plays, or walking around the house wearing earplugs while her other son, the drummer, bangs away.

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MR. BLAKELY BY K. WEBSTER - ARC REVIEW

The Dirty Bits from Carina Press give you what you want, when you want it. Designed to be read in an hour or two, these sex-filled microromances are guaranteed to pack a punch and deliver a happily-ever-after.

It started as a job.

It turned into so much more.

Mr. Blakely is strict with his sons, but he’s soft and gentle with me.

The powerful businessman is something else entirely when we’re together.

Boss, teacher, lover…husband.

My hopes and dreams for the future have changed. I want—no, I need—him by my side.

This book is approximately 33,000 words

Editor’s note: All characters in this story are over eighteen and all sexual interactions are fully consensual.


This is marketed as a short, 2 hour, dirty bit, read.  And this is exactly what it was.  Was it realistic?  Nope.  But, was it a quick, hot and sexy read?  Yes, yes it was.

And, here is the thing.  Do I actually believe a man in his 40's can get, and stay, involved in a successful relationship with a woman who is 18 when they get together?  Meh.  I am not sure I think it is likely, but you never know.

That said, this book essentially tells you at the beginning that it is quick and dirty...and knowing that, am I willing to believe that Mr. Blakely (Quinn) and Ava are going to be able to make this work.  Is it realistic?  Probably not.  But, one of the things that makes it easier to believe is a lot of the society pressures, the "you are dating someone who is HOW old???" conversations don't happen.  Quinn never really has to explain anything to anyone with issues and his kids don't seem all that concerned either.

Again; realistic? Nope.  Fun?  Yup.

I recommend this title.



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SEX GOD BY KATIE MCCOY-RELEASE BLITZ




Title: Sex God
Author: Katie McCoy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 19, 2018

Blurb

My brother’s best friend is a sex god, and it's time to even the score…

Austin James was always my #1 crush - and off-limits - until a college hook-up showed me he was every bit the playboy his reputation promised. Now, he’s back after a mysterious break from the spotlight, offering an exclusive profile that could make any journalist’s career.

And he picks me.

Two weeks to land the scoop of a lifetime? I’m not about to let a little unresolved sexual tension stand between me and my big break.

OK, a *lot* of sexual tension.

Can I figure out Austin’s secrets - before they break my heart? And will this off-limits romance find a way to become something real?

Find out in another hot romance from Katie McCoy!



Austin and Mia have known one another for years. They had a moment in college, and it fizzled and Mia has avoided him ever since...which makes it a little tough as he is also her brother's best friend.

The forbidden, brother's best friend romance is not a new trope, and there is not a lot that you can do to make the story feel fresh or original, aside from the characters. And, in this, there was something about both Mia and Austin that I was drawn to. I enjoyed him, I liked who he was and I liked watching him evolve into the person he became at the end of the book, after facing his fear of succeeding on his own.

I also enjoyed watching Mia come into her own by dealing with the hurt from their past, and the damage it did to her, and moving from it a stronger person.

I enjoyed this book, I laughed and when I had to put it down to go to work, I found myself looking forward to getting back to it. And, at the end of the day, whether it is the most original story or not, this is what you want out of a book.

I recommend this title.




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Katie McCoy is a self proclaimed sushi addict, Cardinals baseball fanatic, and lover of all things theatrical. A St. Louis native transplanted to Brooklyn, she acts, sings, and shakes her booty when she isn't writing books about hot men and the girls who love them.

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GENTLEMAN NINE BY PENELOPE WARD-RELEASE LAUNCH

     
 


From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

Growing up, the three of us were friends. He was the nerd. I was the playboy. She was the beauty. Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits. He lied. I went off to college, and he got the girl. Amber never knew how I felt. They were together for years—before he broke her heart. Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch. When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room. Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men. One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings. Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity. Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message. She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend— me. But she considered me off-limits—and she thought I was a manwhore. (Ironic, considering the circumstances.) Eventually, she set up a date to meet Gentleman Nine at a hotel. When she showed up several nights later to meet him, she got the surprise of her life to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse.
 

 

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller. Her novels are published in over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 13-year-old girl with autism and a 12-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

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