The Curve Leslie Pike Release Blitz

Title: The Curve
Series: The Swift Series #1
Author: Leslie Pike
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance Novella
Release Date: June 8, 2018


Atticus Swift has the world by the balls. He’s got timing
and a natural rhythm in life that serves him well. The sexy Memphis Mavericks
catcher is passionate about his career. Everything else requires little effort
from him. For the Swift dynasty, baseball runs in their blood. It practically
Sidelined by an injury, he spots a woman across the room at
a signing. And she’s paying him no attention. Her focus is on a shy teenage

Charlotte Bay is dedicated to her responsibilities. And even though she dreams
of romance and love, no man has gotten close enough to figure that out. Because
above all, Charlotte’s a single mother whose goal is to raise a happy,
confident child. Daughter Mallory has scars, emotional and physical. Both
mother and child are a little broken, but even personal trials have an
expiration date. And maybe their time has arrived.

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Leslie Pike lives in Orange County, California, with her husband Don, and their Pom-Poo, Mr. Big. Before writing her first novel, Leslie worked as a screenwriter on episodic television. She’s traveled the world with her Stuntman/Stunt Coordinator/Second Unit Director husband. They’ve been on movie sets from Africa to Israel, from New York to Los Angeles. Some of Leslie’s favorite things include calligraphy, long walks with her friends and afternoons at the movies.
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Dirty Defiance by Celle Bliss and Brenda Rothert cover reveal

Today we are celebrating the cover reveal of DIRTY DEFIANCE by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert. This book is a contemporary romance, standalone, title that you won’t want to miss! The book releases on July 3rd and it is currently up for pre-order.

Just when you thought politics couldn’t get any dirtier…


DIRTY DEFIANCE by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert

Releasing July 3

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Book Blurb (unofficial blurb):


My husband and I know how to fight. We perfected the art when running against each other for Congress. But that fighting revealed a passion for each other that we couldn’t deny. Battle lines were erased as enemies became lovers. But now we’re in the fight of our lives – we’re battling a smear campaign as he runs for governor. And again, we find ourselves drawn to do what we do best. I won’t be controlled, even by the man who owns my heart. But as tensions escalate to a boiling point, I discover there is one place I like checking my defiance – the bedroom. As Jude takes his dominance over me to a new level, I discover that submission can bring me to places I’ve ever known.


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Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.



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Chelle Bliss, USA Today Bestselling author, currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She’s written over thirteen books and has three series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.
Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor’s in history. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can’t imagine doing anything else.



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Consequence of rejection release blitz

Title: The Consequence of Rejection
A Standalone Consequence Novel
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: March 26, 2018


You know the
universe is trying to tell you something when you get struck by lightning, but
only after getting hit on by the elderly, almost getting run over by a semi,
and running into the one who got away.
Why do they say it like that anyway?
Like I accidentally lost her when she was the one that got in the car with my
best friend and left me.
The day after I proposed.
We were eighteen.
I wanted forever.
She didn’t.
It’s been ten years.
I tried to move on, tried to get married, had that same wedding crashed by my
now best friend who says the only way for me to stop pissing off the universe,
is to gain closure with the one woman I can’t forget.
So I do it.
I embark on a journey down memory lane that not only lands me in prison but on
the receiving end of a fist fight in front of the entire town, this naturally
happens after drunken pool sex, climbing the same girl’s window, and getting
threatened at gunpoint by her father.
To say the universe is trying to tell me something anything, is a giant
I just hope I survive the message.
And then, I hope I survive her—again.
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Full breasts spilled over into a small black bikini that
left nothing to the imagination, it barely covered nipple for that matter, and
the bottoms? Well she had to keep adjusting them lets just say high school
bathing suits ten years later look small. 
In the best way possible. 
Head held high she walked right by me to Max, grabbed a
shot, took it, then sucked the lime he held out in front of her. 
I growled. 
Max winked at me. “Something wrong, man?”
I reached for the non existent gun at my side, which just
made him grin harder as he kept handing out alcohol to parents of
Because thats the type of party it was. 
Almost everyone started talking about their kids,
retirement, stock portfolios, vacation time, and babies. 
It was almost too depressing for words. 
I had all those things but what I’d always wanted. A family.
She shared a sideway’s glance with me. 
I reached for her, but she pulled away and ran full speed
towards the pool and did a giant canon ball. 
People cheered. 
While I watched as wet cold water ran down her curvy body,
my gaze was so tranfixed on her erect nipples I’m surprised nobody pulled me
aside about my current situation of arousal. 
Cold water. Fast. 
I chased after her, jumped in. 
And felt the warm buzz of alcohol fill my veins just as I
popped up and saw Max follow, balls first, in my face. 
I ducked just in time so I didn’t get a fist full of
The guy only laughed once we both popped up. 
I swam towards Maddy, and tugged her against me. “Stop
“I’m not.” Her breath came out raspy. “I’m just…reliving old
times, isn’t that what you wanted? So we could have closure?”
Why did it feel like she was turning the tables on me. 
“Yeah,” I said slowly, “But—“
Her kiss was swift. 
Fast, and oh so very punishing as I gaped into her mouth and
pinned her against he side of the pool. 
Music filled the air out of nowhere from somewhere outside,
it pounded into my ears the way I wanted to pound into her. 
I grinned against her mouth as she wrapped her legs around
my waist. 
And then Reid cast a shadow over us and started pouring
vodka over our heads. 
Maddy tilted her head back and opened her mouth while I
leaned in and licked it off her chin. 
People cheered. 
“Guys!” Someone yelled. “Keep it down, someones going to
call the cops!”
“Cops?” Max laughed loudly. “I am the law, bitches!” The
music blared. “Plus, we already got our cop here.” He pointed while I took
another shot. 
People cheered. 
And then Maddy squeezed her thighs. 
Yeah the cops were coming alright. 
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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal,
and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When
she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting
her next book while watching The Bachelor. 

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son,
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Playmaker Release Blitz

Title: Playmaker
A Breakaway Novel
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Sports Romance
Publisher: Loveswept/Random House
Release Date: February 27, 2018


He knows every play in the book. But she’s calling the

I’m Maddox Ledger, all-star winger and the reason the Charlotte Strikers killed
it in the playoffs. Yeah, the tabloids like to call me arrogant. A real
hothead. All I see is a guy who plays to win. Wreaking havoc on the ice,
breaking a few hearts—that’s all just part of the game. And I’m sure as hell
not sitting on the bench.

When my teammate asks me to be in his wedding party, I can’t refuse. Lucky for
me, the bridesmaid I’m paired with is the definition of eye candy, but she’s so
much more than that. Lacey Easton is totally irresistible and she makes me want
to be a better man. A glimpse of bare shoulder takes me back to a steamy,
two-week Vegas tryst I can’t forget. One I’m eager to repeat.

Suddenly our one-night stand is turning into the sequel. Still, Lacey’s keeping
secrets. She doesn’t trust me. And maybe I deserve it. But I know more than she
thinks I do and there’s no chance I’m letting her get away—or letting another
guy take what is mine. This time, I’m playing for keeps. 

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“And we’ll
be right back,” Maddox announced, grabbing my wrist.
He pulled
me away, and I went willingly with him. I glanced back at Braeden and he
started toward us, but I shook my head, stopping him midstep. Maddox turned the
corner, his eyes burning like fire.
“I thought
I could get through this, but I can’t. I’m so fucking tired of the lies. I know
who you are, Lacey.”
My heart
stopped. I pretended to be stupid. “Of course, you know who I am. Stop being
silly. We need to get back to the wedding.”
He stepped
closer, caging me against the wall, with his lips so close to mine. “No,” he
growled low. “I mean, I know who you are . . . Paige.” Keeping his eyes on
mine, he glided a hand down my bare back and reached inside my dress, circling
his fingers around my strawberry birthmark. My whole body broke out in chills.
“Did you seriously think I wouldn’t recognize you?”
“Took you
long enough,” I snapped.
“Oh, I knew
who you were right after you left me in Vegas.” My mouth dropped. “Yeah, that’s
right, sunshine. A well-paid private investigator can find out anything.”

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling
author L. P. Dover
 is a
southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful
girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics,
enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.
She loves to write,
but she also loves to play golf, go on mountain hikes and white water rafting,
and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and
every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols.
Dover has written
countless novels, including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series,
the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters
series, the Society X series, the Circle of Justice series, and her standalone
novels It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe and Love, Lies,
and Deception. 
Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic
suspense, but if she got to choose a setting in which to live, it would be with
her faeries in the Land of the Fae.
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I Wanna Text You Up by Teagan Hunter

Title: I Wanna Text You Up
Author: Teagan Hunter
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: February 1, 2018 
When I put up a ROOMMATE WANTED poster, he was the last person on earth I thought would respond.
He was also the last person on earth I’d agree to let live with me…on purpose.
But, here we are—roommates. I’m certain we can coexist without it being awkward, and I’m determined to make it work. There will be no sexual tension building with each accidental touch, no flutters when he wears that stupid backward baseball cap, and definitely no flirting when we text back and forth.
Caleb Mills can’t be the guy for me. He’s my best friend’s ex-boyfriend.
And that would be wrong…right?


My Review

Oh wow. I don’t even know where to start with this book. I a a brand new fan of Teagan Hunter. This is only the second book that I have read from here. I don’t usually read funny books, I tend to read everything in a serious tone. I am there reading this book and saying to myself “I know I am meant to be laughing at this”, but it just doesn’t register.  One day I just couldn’t get into anything  and loads of my book buddies in ‘The Locker Room'(Facebook group for fans of sports romance aka best book group ever) were highly recommending Let’s Get Textual so I gave in and read it and a fan was born.
 Annnnyway I jumped at the chance to read ‘I Wanna Text You Up’. I didn’t even cop that it was a follow up to LGT until I started reading it – because I go in blind, no blurb and no teasers, so as soon as I realised that then my excitement grew even more. Oh My God, I haven’t laughed so much since, well probably since I read Let’s Get Textual. Teagan Hunter is one of the very few authors that can male me laugh. Even my husbag was giving me the side eye because I was laughing – it is a well known fact in my family that i don’t ‘do’ comedy. However this book didn’t just make me laugh, it made me spit my coffee, snort and maybe, just maybe pee myself just a little bit.
Right from the very first page of IWTYU i was just hooked. It was absolutely hilarious and the characters were fantastic. Zoe and Caleb have amazing chemistry and just bounce off each other. It was such an effortless read, everything seemed so natural. Of course it wasn’t all fun and game it had just enough drama to make the perfect recipe.
Add in all the text exchanges!  I am an absolute sucker for books with a lot of written exchange – be in text message, email or letters. A book that I am loving anyway which has lots of this – makes my damn day!
January was a pretty slow book month for me, not a lot hit the spot. However, I Wanna Text You Up didn’t just hit the spot, it hammered it home. I cannot wait to see what is next from Teagan Hunter


“I Wanna Text You Up was an incredibly sweet, sexy, hilarious, and highly entertaining standalone romantic comedy, and I absolutely loved it!” – Julia – *The Romance Bibliophile*

“I Wanna Text You Up was a sweet, sexy and hilariously laughable romantic comedy.” – Aurora *Whoo Gives A Hoot*

“Ms. Hunter definitely has a way with words and has easily become one of my favorite authors!” – Amanda Mann *Rabid Readers Book Blog*


By day I’m a freelance cover designer. By every other free moment, a writer. I’m a Missouri raised gal, but I currently live in North Carolina with my US Marine husband where I spend my days begging him for a cat. I survive off coffee, pizza, and sarcasm. When I’m not writing, you can find me binge-watching various TV shows, especially Supernatural and One Tree Hill. I like cold weather, buy more paperbacks than I’ll ever read, and I never say no to brownies.


Hey Whiskey by Kaylee Ryan


Title: Hey, Whiskey
Author: Kaylee Ryan

Genre: New Adult

Release Date: January 9, 2018


I’m over this year, and I’m over relationships.  I’ve
learned that the only person you can count on in life is yourself.  Moving
forward, I’m living for me.  Working toward standing on my own two feet,
that’s my goal.  Funny how meeting him changed my path. 
It’s been years since I’ve been back in this small town of
West Virginia for more than a day or two.  Spending time here brings back
a lot of fond memories.  When I stopped by an old friend’s bar, I was
expecting to grab a drink and catch up.  What I didn’t expect was her.
We share an undeniable attraction, but we continue to fight
Until one night in Vegas changes everything.


 My Review

Kaylee Ryan, for me, is one of those authors that is absolutely fail safe. She has never (in my oh so important opinion) written a less than fantastic chapter never mind book. I need to know no more than she has written the book and that alone will ensure that I read it. Reading it always leads to loving it. Always.

Hey, Whiskey was no different. Not even a little bit. It was amazing. I was actually in a reading slump before I began to read it. I fell in love with the characters immediately. I got immersed in their world, could feel the atmosphere in the books and left reality behind

It can be hard to come across characters or plot lines that haven’t been done before. In general, as long as the author puts their spin on it, I don’t really mind. Saylor and Rhett though were refreshing. I didn’t feel like I had read them before. They were a fantastic pair and I really enjoyed them. They both made me laugh and by God my eyes were leaking – again. I am not sure if Kaylee Ryan has written a book that hasn’t caused a tear or two.

Rhett is handsome, charming and really lovable. I mean who isn’t a sucker for a man who loves his grandpa! Saylor is smart, strong, funny, confident and a real spitfire. Their chemistry together was just perfect. Such an easy read as always. My only complaint is that it ended!


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Kaylee Ryan is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling
author.  When she’s not spinning tales of happily ever after, she’s
reading or spending time with family.  Born and raised an Ohio girl,
Kaylee resides in Cincinnati with her husband and their son.
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Breakaway by Heather M. Orgeron

Title: Breakaway: A friends to lovers romance
Author: Heather M. Orgeron
Genre: NA/Friends-to-Lovers
Release Date: November 9, 2017
I fell in love with my best friend but he didn’t love me
Sounds like a cheesy line from a country song, right? Too
bad it’s the story of my life.
I thought that I’d moved on, swore he was the one.
But that facade began to fade in the flash of a half-carat
diamond ring.
Now years later, here I am, running back to the boy who broke
my adolescent heart, hoping that just maybe, he’ll be the one to piece it back
…. I fell in love with my best friend while she fell in love
with him.

Ironically, it was my own damn fault. I practically served
her up on a silver platter.
So I turned to my second love, basketball, moving across the
country to escape.
For years, I’ve been sitting on the sidelines watching,
Now it’s time to make my move.
No more fouling out.
This time, I’m going to score.
My Review
So we all know how I feel about reading books by authors that I have never read before. I am not even sure what it was that drew me to this one. It could have been the cover – lets face it it’s bloody awesome, or it could have been the fact it was a sports book or even that it was a friends to lovers book. I have take a few chances lately on new to me authors and very few of them have paid off. I mean this to the extent that I wasn’t going to bother any more unless it was an author that came highly recommended from someone that I trust. Breakaway though has thankfully restored my faith and thanks to Heather M. Orgeron I will keep taking chances on those authors that I have yet to read.
I absolutely loved the build up in this story. How it started way back showing us snippets of when they were little and a window into how and when their feelings towards each other began to change and just how damn confusing that was for them at the time. Not that the confusion ebbed much over time. No it stayed and was joined by guilt, regret, jealousy and wonder.
A beautifully written book with the perfect recipe of angst, drama and sweetness. An absolutely fantastic couple on their journey of discovery.
My only problem with this book is that it is a standalone. I really think Blex and Finn would make absolutely amazing main characters!
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Heather M. Orgeron is a Cajun girl with a big heart and a passion for romance. She married her high school sweetheart two months after graduation and her life has been a fairytale ever since. She’s the queen of her castle, reigning over five sons and one bossy little princess who has made it her mission in life to steal her Momma’s throne. When she’s not writing, you will find her hidden beneath mounds of laundry and piles of dirty dishes or locked in her tower(aka the bathroom) soaking in the tub with a good book. She’s always been an avid reader and has recently discovered a love for cultivating romantic stories of her own.
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