Release Blitz : Morrow’s Horizon by Sierra Kummings

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Morrow’s Horizon, the first in an all-new series of standalones from Sierra Kummings is now LIVE!

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Morrow’s Horizon by Sierra Kummings

Cover Reveal: April 7th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Blood, and love for a special little girl, bind the five Morrow sisters in an unbreakable way. Yet the family-devoted Sara Morrow yearns for more.

And that “more” looks a lot like the irresistible Jacob Ramírez.

For years, Sara’s contented herself with toe-curling fantasies about the CFO of the bank that employs her – all the while promising herself she’d never fall for the type of passion that destroyed her parent’s marriage. But when the one and only Latin six-foot-four god accepts her offer of help and turns her fantasies into reality, she’s forced to decide if it’s worth finding out if her boss is everything she’s dreamed of, or just the manifestation of all her fears.

Jacob has his own set of fears. Right out of high school, he joined the Marines, only to come home six years later with night terrors that haunt even his days. Now, at thirty-three, rudimentary techniques keep his secret hidden.

Until a chance meeting with Sara Morrow coincides with a deception that rocks him to his core.

When Sara’s faith is tested, her sisters’ love gives her the courage to believe in someone else. When Jacob’s is tested, he has to learn how to believe in himself.

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Reviewed by Klaire Sutherland on behalf of KFF 

~ 4.5 Stars ~

Debut novel that made a refreshing change from the norm. Morrow’s Horizon is a little bit of something special, touted as a debut I was in awe at the depth and thoroughness of this read. At about halfway through I wondered if perhaps this was written under a pen name and had a little nosy around to see if I could find anything. But nope…not a thing! I have to say, Morrow’s Horizon is an extremely accomplished piece of writing and utterly deserves to do very, very well. Debut’s tend to be rough around the edges and contain a lot of silly errors, have a plot hole or two and often times the depth of characters isn’t as it should be. This is so not the case in Sierra Kumming’s book.

The pace of the novel is good, the writing style flows naturally; I never found myself feeling the need to skip anything or found myself bored with over/under descriptive narrative. Dialogue felt very true and natural which for me is quite important, it can say a lot about how an author observes and takes note of their surroundings and I find that this then transfers into how they write. Some of the subject matters contained within Sierra Kumming’s book are difficult but I found that the author approached these empathetically and with a good knowledge and understanding of what she was writing. Again; another huge plus point for me. If an author can educate a reader, without making it seem like a lesson, then for me that author truly knows what they are doing. I think Sierra managed a little of that in Morrow’s Horizon.

Let’s talk story without giving too much away. I wouldn’t call Morrow’s Horizon a slow burner, it doesn’t read that way but sometimes the book felt that way. Perhaps it took a little longer than I liked to get into the story, was worth the wait because I hit a point and there was no turning back. I think what is pushed to the forefront of the book is the ‘family’ theme, the foundation of the story rests on these sisters and how they live their lives so closely intertwined. All have very different personalities and all fit their purpose as secondary characters. In hindsight, I think the worlds of these sisters revolves around the little girl I am hoping and praying that Sierra has plans for the rest of these ladies; she has a great series potential in these women. The main character of Morrow’s Horizon is Sara and boy what a character she is. Unafraid to voice her opinion and embrace her sexuality she is a breath of fresh air. Not overly in your face or brash or boisterous; just a woman wanting what she wants and being mindful of her responsibilities while doing so. I liked Sara Morrow, such an endearing character. Jacob Ramirez was a lot more complex than Sara that’s for sure and it took him a long while to come into his own but when he did his world opened for him. He definitely had his struggles, then again, the book wouldn’t be half of what it is without those. His demons are a crucial part of the plot.

The story itself was engaging, extremely so. Written in dual POV I think we got a greater insight into everything and I was really pleased Morrow’s Horizon was written this way. It’s my favourite way to read, I like being in the heads of both characters, I feel a greater understanding overall. There seems to be just enough of everything going on in this book. A little suspense, a little drama, a little angst, a bit of dreaming…and a whole lot of love. There are some heart-breaking moments too and Sierra Kumming’s really does put the reader through their paces. I was laughing, sniffling (because I don’t cry unless you’re pulling my heart to pieces and I don’t think the author wanted to do that here), cheering, scowling. Every emotion was enveloped within the pages of this book and it was such a pleasure to read. I was rooting for these characters the whole way. My only major grief with the book is a plot point, it’s quite a big one and didn’t seem to fit Sara’s character, it involved the manipulative woman that is Elise so perhaps that impacted on Sara’s actions during that scene. Who knows? It just didn’t quite fit for me, that was it. Nothing else.

Giving a 4 ½ star rating for a debut novel is almost unheard of for me. I’m extremely excited about this author. Sierra Kumming’s debut novel, Morrow’s Horizon, shines like a star. She has some awesome potential and I can’t wait to see how this author grows and goes from strength to strength. I’m really looking forward to what she gives us next. Sign me up, fan in the making.

Kindle Friends Forever reviewer Klaire gives this 4 ½ well deserved stars – with a side of the warm and fuzzies!

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Sierra Kummings is a writer of contemporary erotic romances. Her three loves are her family, writing, and chocolate–though not always in that order. She discovered creative writing in high school, but set her dream aside to pursue a master’s degree in professional counseling. She now puts her degree to good use strengthening characters that have been in her head since her teens. In addition to penning hot romances, she also proudly claims the title of mother to an incredible little girl who inspires her every day.

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Blog Tour : The Gravity of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry

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The Gravity of Us, an all-new gripping and emotional standalone from Brittainy C. Cherry is available now!

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The Gravity of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry

Release Date: April 13th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Graham Russell and I weren’t made for one another.

I was driven by emotion; he was apathetic. I dreamed while he lived in nightmares. I cried when he had no tears to shed.

Despite his frozen heart and my readiness to run, we sometimes shared seconds. Seconds when our eyes locked and we saw each other’s secrets. Seconds when his lips tasted my fears, and I breathed in his pains. Seconds when we both imagined what it would be like to love one another.

Those seconds left us floating, but when reality knocked us sideways, gravity forced us to descend.

Graham Russell wasn’t a man who knew how to love, and I wasn’t a woman who knew how to either. Yet if I had the chance to fall again, I’d fall with him forever.

Even if we were destined to crash against solid ground.

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We didn’t know how to act with one another after our first kiss. Our situation wasn’t the norm when it came to building a relationship. We did everything backward. I fell in love with a boy before our first kiss, and he fell for a girl who he wasn’t allowed to have. Our connection, our heartbeats, matched one another in our fairytale world, but in reality, society deemed us as an awful accident.

Maybe we were an accident—a mistake.

Maybe we were never supposed to cross each other’s paths.

Maybe he was only meant to be a lesson in life and not a permanent mark.

But still, the way he kissed me…

Our kiss was as if heaven and hell collided together, and each choice was right and wrong at the same exact time. We kissed as if we were making a mistake and the best decision all at once. His lips made me float higher, yet somehow descend. His breaths somehow made my heart beat faster as it came to a complete halt.

Our love was everything good and bad wrapped in one kiss.

A part of me knew I should’ve regretted it, but the way his lips warmed up the cold shadows of my soul…the way he left his mark on me…

I’d never regret finding him, holding him, even if we only had those few seconds as one.

He’d always be worth those tiny seconds we shared.

He’d always be worth that soul-connecting feeling we created when our lips touched.

He’d always be the one I spent my nights dreaming of being near.

He’d always be worth it to me.

Sometimes when your heart wanted a full-length novel, the world only gave you a novella, and sometimes when you wanted forever you only had those few seconds of now.

And all I could do, all anyone could ever do, was make each moment count.

After we went home that night, we didn’t talk about it at all. Not the following week, either. I focused on Talon. Graham worked on his novel. I believed both of us were waiting for the right time to come up for us to speak about it, but that was the tricky thing about timing: it was never right.

Sometimes you just had to leap and hope you didn’t fall.

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Reviewed for Kindle Friends Forever by Klaire Sutherland

~ 4 Stars ~

Speaking for the members of the blog here; we’re all Brittainy Cherry fans I’m sure and were eagerly awaiting the fourth book in the Elements series, The Gravity of Us. Personally, I have read the previous three books and find that still, The Air He Breathes is my absolute favourite. I always think that authors have that one book in them that rises above the rest and absolutely shines. And while the Gravity of Us didn’t compare with The Air He Breathes it’s still a darned good book and has a worthy place in this series. A solid four star read.
I found the storyline quite unique, that’s what I’m looking for with each thing this author writes. Something different. Brittainy always manages to deliver it so well and in her own way. Her characters always have that ‘something’ to endear you to them, make you fall in love with them. Trust me, Graham is not an easy man to like yet somehow…. he is. The premise is simple – opposites attract and that is most certainly the case of Graham and Lucy.

“She was the girl who felt everything, and I was the man who felt nothing at all.”

With the way the story starts it’s quite difficult to predict how the whole thing is going to work out, how these two can possibly be together considering the obstacles in their way. A slow burn relationship between the two, born of necessity, flourishes into a love quite magical, both drawing out the others best and worst parts of each other. Graham is closed off, has the emotional intensity of a fish and is as cold as the North Pole, often insulting Lucy whether he realises it or not. Yet the ‘little weirdo hippie,’ as he likes to call her, takes it all in her stride and shows Graham another way to live. It’s often painful watching their interactions and that of others around them both.
I am a Lucy fan, the intensity of which was compounded the more I read and how she was treated, I felt frustrated for her often times and yes, my heart felt sorrow many times throughout this read. The same is said for how I felt toward Graham, more in the second half of the book than the first. There are some skewed plotlines and Brittainy manages to hide them pretty well bar one. One sentence early on gave the game away on a significant plot point and I saw the mess coming.
So, putting the story behind and concentrating on the delivery and the words, this is where I struggled a little. The emotion is right there, easy to get lost in but for some reason I didn’t get overwhelmed when I felt I should have. I could see the words and phrases where the impact should have been felt but didn’t get the knock backs. I’m not sure if it was how these were delivered, or on the scenes surrounding them but the effect was not there for me. Only one quotable sentence stood out and had my heart aching a little.

“My heart begins to beat again.”

The character of Lucy is the perfect ending for this series, she encompasses the elements and binds them together, and for the first time I actually felt like the books merged and complimented each other. I didn’t feel that until Lucy’s ‘little weirdo hippie’ ways came to the fore. I loved the Wiccan touches that she felt true to her heart, and they brought together a completion.
You can’t go wrong with a Brittainy Cherry book that’s for sure, I enjoyed this immensely but personally it lacked a die-hard emotional impact for me, I expected to feel more. However, many a reader will need a tissue or two and although the blurb verges on vague if I were you I’d just jump in blind. Whatever you think you get from the blurb, it’s nothing in comparison to what this author delivers. Expect your emotions to ride fast and slow and expect to come away feeling satisfied that you spent your money on another good, well written Brittainy Cherry book. I hope this author keeps giving us unique stories that we love for a long time to come.

Kindle Friends Forever reviewer Klaire recommends this read – with a smudge of Sage.

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Blog Tour : Resisting my Submission by Jenna Jacob

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They say first impressions mean everything. Either Maximus “Max” Gunn didn’t get the memo or he didn’t care. The gorgeous, muscle-bound Dominant’s assumption that I, Mistress Sammie, was a submissive set my blood boiling. I wanted to drive the toe of my coveted Louis Vuitton stilettos between his legs—and bring him to his knees.

But anger wasn’t the only burning emotion Max ignited inside me. The potent sexual attraction we share threatened to burn me alive, too. Unwilling to cede our Dominance, the battle for control raged like a third world war, both in and out of the dungeon. It would take a coup d’état for love to conquer our drive to command.

But when Max learns the secrets of my past, and attempts to heal my scars, I don’t know if I’ll be able to still the battle…or fall willingly to my knees.

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Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of #KFF

Samantha Radcliffe lived a happy and fulfilled life once, and then 9/11 happened and she lost her Husband/Master Desmond when his plane flew into the North Tower.

Left all alone to pick up the pieces of her shattered life Samantha packed up and left New York and ended up in Chicago where she met Mika, the owner of Genesis, a Bdsm members only club. No longer being able to bear being a sub, Samantha, with Mika’s help, rose from the ashes as a Dominant “Mistress Sammie”.

Fast forward 16 years and Sammie is still working and playing at Genesis; when in strolls Maximus “Max” Gunn. A dominant to the core, Max instantly assumes Sammie is a sub.

“My, my. What a lovely sight you are. Tell me, little one…are you owned?”

To which Sammie uses quick wit and her sharp tongue to put him straight. Sam’s sarcasm and sharp tongue had me in stitches…

“Sammie…Mistress Sammie.”

After having buried Samantha and her previous life for so many years, eventually, it was all bound to rise back to the surface. Max is that catalyst, at every turn Sammie sees his keen observations as insults, this leaves her raw and on edge. Defensive and spoiling for a fight. Fighting to prove she is indeed a true Dom, Sammie rips off the plasters of her pasts and leaves her and me crying our eyes out.

Max and Sammie’s relationship is as turbulent as trying to find your way through a minefield. There’s always an unarmed device, waiting to blow up in your face.

“For a woman who’d kept her emotions on a short leash for years. Max had effortlessly busted mine clean off the chain.”

Max’s calm and attentive patience wears Sam down. She begins to questions her whole life and the choices she has made. Is she a Dom or is she a true submissive?

Resisting my Submission is the 7th book in a long reaching series, it may be part of a series, but it can be read as a standalone. Sure, I may have missed the stories of other characters, but, I didn’t feel as if this distracted me from the story of Sam & Max…and what a story it was. The highs and the lows. The family at Genesis is real and protective. It didn’t matter if you were D/s, everyone was loved and protected.

“It’s time to teach that little weasel a lesson. When you mess with one of us…you mess with all of us”

Resisting my Submission was a book I could not put down. I started and finished it in practically one sitting. To say this author has become one of my favourites for Bdsm is putting it mildly. Throughout every page it is so clear to see how much research has been done on the lifestyle and the ways in which to do it RIGHT!

I applaud Ms Jacob for writing such an amazing read and I’ll certainly be looking out for future releases.

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USA Today Bestselling Author Jenna Jacob’s erotic romance comes from the heart of submission. With over twenty years’ experience in the dynamics of the BDSM lifestyle, Jenna strives to portray Dominance and submission with a passionate and comprehensive voice. Her stories will make you laugh, cry, and may leave you with a better understanding of the fulfillment found in the BDSM power exchange.

A married mom of four grown children, Jenna and her husband lives in Kansas. Her passions include her family, reading, camping, cooking, music, and riding Harleys. She loves to make people laugh with her outgoing and warped sense of humor. If you’re looking for hot romance with a kinky twist, pick up one of Jenna’s books.

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Cover Reveal : Tangled Lies Series by Pam Godwin

Coming Summer 2017


One is a Promise

Release Date: June 6, 2017
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One promise.
One forever.

One look and I knew Cole was mine. My dark rebel in leather. My powerhouse of passion, devastating smiles, and impulsiveness.
When his job sends him overseas, he promises to return to me.
A promise that’s destroyed in the most irrevocable way.

Two years later, an arrogant suit invades my heartbroken loneliness.

Clean-cut and stern, Trace is everything Cole wasn’t.
At first, he’s a job that will rescue my dance company. But as he intrudes on my life, our hostile relationship evolves.
He knows I’m still in love with Cole, but his dedication is my undoing.

Then a catastrophic moment changes everything.

Promises resurface.
Lies entangle.
And an impossible choice shatters my world.

I love two men, and I can only have one.


Two is a Lie

Release Date: July 11, 2017
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Two lies.
Two men who don’t share.

I never stopped loving Cole. Not when he left me. Not when he disappeared for three years. Not when he crashed back into my life in a violent explosion of testosterone and fury.
His sudden reappearance questions everything I thought I knew, including how I came to love another man.

Trace is an intoxicating breeze of seduction over ice. My rock. My second chance at forever.
And he’s committed to annihilating the competition.

The battle that ensues wrenches me back and forth between them.
Fighting and fucking.
Resisting and submitting.

Together, they entangle me in a web of lies, rivalry, and desire that weaves as deeply as their devotion to me.

I love two men, and if I can only have one, I choose none.


Three is a War

Release Date: August 29, 2017
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Three means war.
Three sides vying for forever.

Cole.
My first love.
The bad boy with the dangerous smile and passionate temper draws attention like a lit fuse on dynamite. But his dark molten eyes spark only for me.

Trace.
My second chance.
Over six feet of Norse god in a tailored suit, he calculates every move and seizes my hungry breaths with an iron fist.

Me.
The free-spirited dancer, torn between two men with no resolution in sight.
I tried leaving, staying, refusing, and surrendering.
What options do I have left?

I love two men, and I do the only thing I can. I fight.


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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
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Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

Other books by Pam Godwin

Deliver Series
DELIVER (#1)
VANQUISH (#2)
DISCLAIM (#3)

Trilogy of Eve
HEART OF EVE (FREE)
DEAD OF EVE (#1)
BLOOD OF EVE (#2)
DAWN OF EVE (#3)

Stand-alones
DARK NOTES
BENEATH THE BURN
DIRTY TIES
INCENTIVE