RELEASE DAY BLITZ                              HARD EDIT by Andrea Smith & Eva LeNoir




Series: Black Balled #2

Authors: Andrea Smith and Eva LeNoir

Genre: M/M Romance

Cover Design: Damion Damiani

Release Date: 4th September, 2016


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It’s all fun and games until egos get hurt.

After a year of a seemingly happily-ever-after, Troy Babilonia throws a curve ball that smacks Larson Blackburn right in the head. When Troy’s debut novel, “Bridge to Lonely,” threatens to overshadow Larson’s own success, inviting a past shadow into the light of their present, the two alphas must learn to adjust.

“Bridge to Lonely” has garnered an unexpected success both in the literary world and in the film industry, forcing Larson to accept that he is not the only successful author in the building. But as Troy’s old flame decides to make an appearance, the two alphas are forced to test the strength of their love. Let the battle of the egos recommence; where sarcasm is the preferred weapon, and the testosterone levels go beyond the boiling point.


Because Black Balled just wasn’t enough…Smith & LeNoir bring you

Hard Edit.






My favorite moment. That second before I enter him. That instant right before our bodies become one, our heartbeats sync into a practiced tempo and our souls merge into a single entity. My hips are positioned between his thighs, Troy’s legs folded against his chest and our gazes lock. “I love you,” I whisper and, before he has a chance to answer, I push my way inside him and still. “I fucking love you, Troy,” I say again, louder this time as I pull out and thrust back in more forcefully. Troy grunts, pulling himself up as he places his feet back on the mattress and wraps a hand around my neck bringing our faces only inches apart. The slight aroma of wine lingering on his breath wafts around my nostrils all mixed with the scent of our sex. Male on male, two dominant men fucking away their concerns. But it’s more than that, isn’t it?

This is everything.

We are everything.





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Kindle Friend Forever: Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse

5 Hard Stars

Laugh out loud at the overflowing satirical prose will most definitely be the cause for embarrassment if you’re reading Hard Edit in public. Therefore, I wouldn’t recommend doing this as you could be on the receiving end of dirty looks. Yeah, I am speaking from experience, so don’t say you haven’t been warned! Never expecting a follow-up, I can’t begin to thank the authors enough for taking the bull by the horns without any consternation. If you like this kind of genre, my advice to you is to read Black Balled first as it gets you into the swing of Larson and Troy’s escapades. Or maybe I should say sexapades because hotness in parenthesis is guaranteed. Have an open-mind, jump into it without prejudice and I can honestly say you won’t be disappointed. Why do I mention this, then?

Black Balled was considered a somewhat controversial read and caused undue criticism on a certain reviewing site. This actually shocked me seeing that authors have every right to express themselves through their writings; fortunately, the book was praised by many and quite rightly so, too. Taking the Indie publishing world by storm, it also happened to be the first book I’d read by these co-authors. And just WOW! I loved it. The proverbial cherry on the top was the publication of the Audible version narrated by Noel Leslie who couldn’t have done a better job. How he made the books’ characters come even more alive than they were with all his speech nuances was nothing less than incredible.

“Oh, don’t give me your black onyx stare Helveccia, I’m immune to it, remember?”

Hard Edit rounded up few unanswered questions I had concerning a complex relationship between two horrendously drop-dead gorgeous alpha males. And to be totally honest, I hadn’t had enough of them, either. I needed more of these guys who’d got under my skin and wiggled their way into my life. To say they complement each other so damn well would be putting it lightly, and regardless of their personal setbacks, I couldn’t help but love them to bits. Hmm… at times they frustrated the pants of me with their infantile bickering; however, my way of thinking was swayed by the Yin and Yang theory. One simply doesn’t function without the other. Lord above, talk about grinning from ear to ear isn’t in it. Their peculiarities provoked a strong urge to give them a good spanking! Wishful thinking on my part of course, and one of Larson’s traits even encouraged me to tidy the place up!

Lungful in. The world will not implode if you don’t clean up.

Exhale out. Work is more important than cleaning.

Lungful in… Oh, who the fuck am I kidding?

The authors have definitely hit it on the nail describing Troy and Larson’s push-pull, give and take amorous affair and professional competitiveness. What I absolutely adored was that whatever goings on cropped up, one of them seemed to be one step in front of the other. Lol, most of the time! Blunders are solved the only way they know how which I have no wish to tell you about since that would spoil it for you.  Nevertheless, Troy’s handling of his new writing venture was nothing less than hilarious and for reasons to be revealed, you’ll understand why he not only had his tail between his legs, but also felt flabbergasted and frustrated! Actually, I thought he coped admirably considering it was his first time in a lioness’ den. Then Ethan steps into the scenario and goes with the flow—literally. One scene of many had my imagination running riot and grabbing for a fan. Believe me, there is never a dull moment with these two, and what Troy has up his sleeve is so him! Blowing kisses to my man. You Troy, are a true romantic at heart. Oops, sorry ladies, first dibs and all that! Ooh my, although I had a strong suspicion something big was on the horizon for them, the ending is their new beginning. Guys, it’s everything you deserve and I have no doubt you’ll both do your very best and more besides. Acceptance, tolerance, the joining of two beautiful souls is exactly how I would sum up their story.

“So what? You stalked his ass?

“Just a little,” “Not my proudest moment, I assure you. 

Now then, I have to mention the book’s structural writing. Firstly, my KFF sista-in arms—Rachel and myself have a fave narrative feature. Present tense and told from alternative points of view. Bingo! The authors haven’t changed their style from one book to another. The banter is much like listening to a real conversation, the sarcasm reminds one of the very best dry humorous comedies construed with an apt seriousness. Secondly and foremost, Andrea and Eva are a mean writing machine together and to be reckoned with. They’ve combined their storytelling skills with no holds barred, developed two contrary characters’ personae to perfection, and nudge nudge, wink wink ladies, I’m hoping you both might even consider writing Ethan’s story. He certainly merits being heard! I had absolutely no gripes with the editing… no pun intended, the plot is extremely well constructed and the pace just to my liking kept me enthralled throughout. So what else can I say except BRAVO gals!

A couple of my fave quotes:

“For fuck’s sake,” “You never, ever treat a blogger like that! What the hell were you thinking?

“Troy. You can’t be serious. You cannot give away key chains at an official signing with your private parts exposed like Janet Jackson’s left tit at the Super Bowl. It’s tacky and, honestly, doesn’t do your size justice.”

“You’re filling that void with a transgender poodle?

I’m afraid with all the festivities, I’ve got a headache that’s killing me. Can I take a rain-check?



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About the Authors:

Andrea Smith is a US Today Bestselling Author

An Ohio native, currently residing in southern Ohio. The Past Tense Future Perfect trilogy is Ms. Smith’s first self-published work.  Having previously been employed as an executive for a global corporation, Ms. Smith decided to leave the corporate world and pursue her life-long dream of writing fiction. Ms. Smith’s second series, Thee ‘G-Man Series’ consists of four novels and a novella. Her ‘Limbo Series’ is her first venture into a blend of romantic/suspense, mystery with steamy scenes and a paranormal edge. 

A listing of her published fiction:

G-Man Series:

Diamond Girl

Love Plus One

Night Moves

G-Men Holiday Wrap

These Men (Spin-off) Part of the BEND anthology.


Past Tense Future Perfect (Boxed Set trilogy, eBook only.)

Limbo Series:

Silent Whisper

Clouds in my Coffee  

The Baby Series:

Maybe Baby

Baby Love

Be My Baby

Baby Come Back

September Series:

Until September

When September Ends

Other Books:

Black Balled

Guns Blazing

Southern Comfort

Ms. Smith also publishes New Adult fiction under the pen name of Graysen Blue.

Sins of September

When September Ends

Eva LeNoir is an Amazon Bestselling Author

Eva LeNoir grew up travelling with her parents to various countries in the world. Reading was her constant companion during her travels and her ability to adapt to different cultures fed her mind with endless possibilities. The characters swimming in her head are always from various horizons with a multitude of dreams and aspirations.  However, all of these voices always have one thing in common: The women are strong and independent. A true believer in the female cause, Eva’s wish is to portray the women in her books as the leaders. She sees them walking hand in hand with their partners and not be the sheepish followers of the male gender. But most of all, Eva LeNoir wants to offer her readers a moment of pleasure as they dive into the world of her mind’s creation.

A listing of her published fiction:

Underdogs of the Arena Series:

Blood Weight 

Stone Cold

White Fire

Project: Aphrodite: A Labor of Lust 

UCC Saga:


Other books:

Black Balled

Guns Blazing





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                             5 ★ REVIEW ALERT                                SWEETEST SORROW by J.M. DARHOWER



Title: Sweetest Sorrow

Series: Forbidden #2

Author: J.M. Darhower

Release Date: 28th August, 2016


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:::: SYNOPSIS ::::

Dante Galante has evaded death a few times in his life, but held captive in a sweltering basement, he’s certain that death has finally caught up to him. Bloody and barely breathing, he tries to stay strong, but there’s only so much a man can endure before darkness takes over.

As a critical care nurse, Gabriella Russo witnesses suffering often. Thick-skinned, forever cautious, she doesn’t take her work home with her… until Dante Galante lands himself in her hospital. Recklessly grieving the sister he believes he’ll never see again, Dante needs a friend. Just a friend. That’s all it’s supposed to be.

But life has other plans for them, just as it had for Matteo Barsanti and Genevieve Galante. Away from the chaos, building a life of their own, there’s only one thing that could ever bring them back to New York: Dante.

Rules get broken and boundaries are crossed as the fight between rival families continues on, drawing them all deeper into a war they want far away from… for good reason.


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Kindle Friends Forever Review by Rachel and Sharon Thérèse 


Was it worth the wait? No doubt about it! True to her style, Ms Darhower has once again captured the essence of the Mob’s way of thinking and their modus operandi. Savouring every word in this long read was a doddle, a pleasure and mustn’t be rushed. The culmination of this epic series sucked us in from the first page and as always, left us in awe of her penmanship. Not forgetting, this woman’s an expert in weaving whatever tale takes her fancy. What she’s actually done here is tell two stories in one. Ooh boy, did she surprise the hell out of for us! Let’s be honest . . . even though we’d reviewed By Any Other Name, the mere fact that we hadn’t read the synopsis of Sweet Sorrow meant we had little idea what to expect. Why, you may ask! Well, the release of the second book in this series was literally sprung on us and we hardly had any time to react.

Two heads of Mob families have been on a collision course for an eternity. A blood feud so strong and so ingrained turns into outright war and ooh boy, did we feel their seething hate simmer off the pages. Well before time, a vengeful inheritance for those close to them dictates a no questions asked policy. Established rules are unbreakable; victims become perpetrators and counterattack each other. The price has to be paid regardless of whom happens to be in the way. And this folks, is exactly what this story is about.

“Every single one of you will pay. I’ll see to it. I’ll have your jobs. I’ll have your lives!”

Galanti or Barsanti! Which team did we choose to be on then? Neither! Both capos are much to be desired. You’ll see why Primo Galanti made our skin crawl and why his archenemy, Roberto Barsanti had the same effect on us. However, not all their children felt the same about carrying on a personal vendetta which could cause a feared backlash for injustices committed.

“So do I grieve her? Absolutely. I grieve the loss of her every day. But not for the reason you’re thinking.”

Genevieve Galanti or Genna with a G and Matteo Barsanti, Matty-B, both endearingly named by someone close, have a secret. Left hanging on a huge cliffy in book one, we couldn’t wait to see how something as prohibited as theirs would play out. Genna’s been mollycoddled most of her life. Reasons there are, but she’ll go to great lengths to outwit those who have protected her. Young, sassy, headstrong and a tad irresponsible, it was a joy to see her put her big girl panties on and make the best of a bad situation. We have to confess that we didn’t connect to her straightaway but the change in her swayed our opinion no-end.

“You might prefer to live in the moment, but I like having a plan. The easiest way to keep out of trouble is to always stay a few steps ahead.”

Ooh. . . Matty! Delectably chivalrous and hard-working, could we possibly have asked more of this man who manned up to the occasion without a blink of an eye! He’s been able to shun wishes from higher powers for many reasons. Why he chose to ignore goings on was not only self-preservation, but also to keep someone he loathed at arm’s length. But now he’s experiencing the fallout. Despite new revelations and a grey cloud hanging over him, he shone brighter than bright since his optimism for a better future never swayed.

“What kind of job? You’re gonna need to elaborate, Matty.”
“The kind that earns money.”

Dante and Genna Galanti. Siblings whose very special relationship is perfectly conveyed throughout both reads, tested our emotions fervidly. By now, we’re in a total and utter mess and all we wanted was for them to find out the truth. Only the reader and assumingly, two other people discover who is behind a guarded secret and it’s quite frankly SHOCKING! Freakin’ awesome, actually! Forgivable? You’ll have to make your own minds up.

“. . . I did nothing, when I could’ve. But instead, I waited until her fate was sealed, and even then. . .”

Loyal to his father, dangerous and true to his word, Dante is like a cat with nine lives counting down. Trapped in a series of uncontrollable events had us sitting on the edge of our seats. Someone made sure he was around to suffer the consequences of his mistakes though. So much so that we cried, no lies. . . we sobbed out hearts out for him. To say we crossed our fingers and backed him up wouldn’t be an exaggeration, either. Unbelievable as it may seem, this formidably pig-headed guy has a guardian angel and a friend he could lean on. Against all odds, his story unravels and pity him, we did!

“You know how it feels to have hope. It feels like maybe you won’t die in the dark alone.”

We never questioned Gabriella Russo’s stance. Even though she was in the right place at the wrong time and aware of what she was letting herself in for, her rule-bending seemed totally appropriate to us. Fearless and astute, she puts two and two together. She knows what she’s doing, she guards her thoughts to herself. She also becomes a decisive cog in the wheel in ‘this thing’ she had always swept aside. Where her trust lies and who she never doubted cannot be disputed.

“I trust you to give me CPR if I stop breathing.”

Gavin Amaro’s part in this story is of such importance that we can’t help but mention him. He was a breath of fresh air and his light-hearted sense of humour so welcoming. Loyalty can be a double-edged sword. Nonetheless, how he went about calming troubled waters gained our respect at the drop of hat. Are we asking too much of the author for more of him? Ms Darhower, he truly deserves to be heard!

“You don’t know what you’re talking about. Vito Corleone had a cat.”

For the very first time ever, neither of us agreed about the author’s narrative structure. Told in third person; I, Sharon, thought it could have been a tad shorter. Me, Rachel, said to her that Ms Darhower had put her heart and soul into every minute detail. Sharon recapped taking into consideration the flowing banter and had to agree. Conclusion. Fan-effing-tastic! Thank you for keeping us in the loop with your marvellous characters and their struggles for a better life. BRAVO!


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jm darhowerJ.M. Darhower is a USA Today bestselling author, best known for her Mafia romantic suspense novels. She lives in a tiny town in rural North Carolina, where she churns out more words than will ever see the light of day. She has a deep passion for politics and speaking out against human trafficking, and when she isn’t busy writing (or being a fangirl) she’s usually ranting about those things.


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