TINFOIL HEART by Daisy Prescott is LIVE!

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Title: Tinfoil Heart

Author: Daisy Prescott

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: 24th April, 2018

 

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A new romantic comedy about love, letting go, and little green men from USA Today Bestselling author Daisy Prescott.

My father was abducted by aliens.
Or so I believed for the last eighteen years.

After my mother’s death, I moved to Roswell, capital of all things alien. I’m going to find out the truth and nothing will stop me . . . except Boone Santos.

Compared to the intergalactic tinfoil hat brigade, he’s a god amongst mere mortals. Too handsome for his own good (and mine), with a grumpy arrogance, and the most beautiful smile ever—he smashes my plan to pieces like a UFO crashing into the desert.

I need a tinfoil hat for my heart.

Do I believe in aliens? I’m not sure.
What do I believe? I’m not going to fall in love with Boone. Definitely not . . .

 

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4.5 Stars ~ Reviewed by Anna Green on behalf of KFF

This book is one of the most entertaining reads I’ve had in quite a while. Lucy and Boone’s story is light-hearted, funny and oh-so-romantic that it will melt your heart.

Lucy grew up without her father. When her mother passed away she decided to search for her missing father who apparently was abducted by aliens hence her trip to Roswell and investigate. She was raised with her mother’s undying belief that her dad left his family for that reason and not because he was a deadbeat dad.

Boone, is the silent and brooding guy who takes his breakfast Mondays to Fridays at the cafe where Lucy works. He’s the tall, dark and handsome quiet guy who hardly interacts with anybody but things get heated up when he starts to notice her.

“Because in all the world, there’s only one of you. Think of all the factors that clicked into place in the universe for us to meet. Each piece had to happen in the order they did for our paths to cross. The odds are millions to one, and yet here we are.” 

This delightful romantic comedy about Boone and Lucy is not only about the conspiracy theories and the mysterious goings on, the core of this tale is about letting go of the past and moving on. This is a very well written story told in Lucy’s point of view, a lot of witty and funny exchange between this pair and some scenes made me laugh out loud. The close relationship between Boone and his sister, Shari, adds up to this guy’s appeal and I can’t blame Lucy for falling in love with him. This book also offers the reader something different and special, it has two epilogues: one for the sceptic and one for the believer. I read both epilogues but I honestly can’t decide which one I prefer the most. You wouldn’t want to miss out on this gem! I highly recommend this book.

 

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USA Today Bestselling Author Daisy Prescott writes romantic comedies about real love.

Love with Altitude, her newest Rom Com series, is set in Aspen, Colorado features life and love in a small town. Her Modern Love Stories feature characters in their thirties and forties finding and rediscovering love in unexpected and humorous ways. The popular Wingmen books star regular guys who often have beards, drive trucks, and love deeply once they fall.

Born and raised in San Diego, Daisy currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband and an imaginary house goat. When not writing about herself in the third person, Daisy can be found traveling, gardening, baking, or lost in a good book.

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REVIEW TOUR ~ THE REAL by Kate Stewart

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A Contemporary Romance Standalone

They say it happens when you least expect it.

It did for me.

It started the moment I saw the simple message pop up on my computer screen:

Cameron’s Mac: Hi.

And when I met the eyes of the gorgeous man messaging me from across the coffee shop, I never thought my reply would lead to the most intense, sexual, and passionate relationship of my life.

We both agreed to check our bags at the door and put our future hopes and aspirations on the table.

It worked.

I fell in love with his no holds barred attitude, sexy smirk, and undeniably good heart . . . and for a while we forgot about our baggage. We happily tripped over it to get to the other, neither of us willing to show the contents of our pasts in the off chance it could ruin us.

We built our love on a foundation of gray.

It was life in black and white that threatened to tear us apart.

 

Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF

 This is a slow burn romance with a lot of angst and tackles some serious issues. Abbie, burnt from a previous relationship is quite happy to coast along and exist, watch TV shows about serial killers and spend quiet mornings in her favourite cafe. She’s a successful career woman but a bit paranoid and likes her romance the old fashion way.

Cameron works as a sports coach in the local school and owns a successful business. His world changes when he sees Abbie in the cafe. He is the king of woo, makes her swoon with his romantic and sweet gestures. He gives her enough space and allows her to take the lead on their budding relationship. When everything seems too good to be true, one wonders if this hero is really that perfect. Surely there is a catch?

“Hers was the love I craved all along. It was a gift. And real love is a miracle. And if you’re lucky enough to find it, you throw every one of your preconceived notions away and you hold onto it with every ounce of your being, because it’s unforgiving in its wrath and if you’re not careful it will let go of you as fast as it took hold.” 

When reading a romance novel the journey from the first chapter until the last page is almost always predictable. What makes each story different is how the author takes the reader’s heart and mind through the lives of the characters in the story. This is a very well-written romance, full of angst and touches on some sensitive issues, an issue that happens in the real world. I like the way the story develops with Abbie and Cameron carefully tiptoeing their way into this swoony romance that makes you deeply invested in their relationship. Some people might take umbrage with the way the hero dealt with his emotional baggage but I don’t have a problem with it. Cameron and Abbie’s 21st century style of wooing and romance will not only tug at your heartstrings but will also make you cry. Highly recommended!

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Cameron’s Mac: Hi.
I looked above my laptop and took a deep breath before I accepted his invitation.

Abbie’s Mac: Hi.
Abbie, he’s going to wear your skin! I tried to ignore my inner voice.

Cameron’s Mac: I saw you with the homeless guy.
Abbie’s Mac: Ok?
He took a sip out of his Real Men Love Pomeranians mug and shrugged before he typed.

Cameron’s Mac: So, that was nice of you. Most people in the city just walk on by.
Abbie’s Mac: Oh. Most people do walk past Bennie. But he’s different and I’m not most people.
He lifted a brow and bit his lip.

Cameron’s Mac: I see that.

Cameron’s Mac: Want to have your next cup with me?
Say yes, say yes! It’s only coffee!
Abbie’s Mac: No, thank you.
You idiot.
His brows drew tight with his frown.

Cameron’s Mac: Sure? How about some breakfast?
My pulse raced with the memory of my last reaction to that type of attention and the consequences, and I answered without another thought.

Abbie’s Mac: No, thanks.
His chuckle was deep and covered me, even across the space between us. He bit his full bottom lip as he typed, his smirk still intact.

Fuck. Me. Damn it, Abbie!
Cameron’s Mac: Well, I guess today is not my day.

Abbie’s Mac: That’s all you’ve got?
I had no clue why I sent that message . . . why I was bothered that he didn’t try harder. Just that fucking smirk. It was sexy as hell.

He read my message and shrugged as he typed.

Cameron’s Mac: You seem to enjoy coffee. I don’t have an agenda. You’re beautiful, I noticed. I wanted to drink coffee with you. You said no. I’m going to scrape up the rest of my pride now and head out.
He closed his laptop and stood while I deflated. Damn it. He was being nice. Since when are guys just . . . nice?

Am I a man hater? Have I become that woman?
I spoke up as he slipped his computer into a worn leather bag.

“I’m sorry,” I offered in quick apology. “I was expecting some horrible line or screwed up proposition. The web, messaging, anything that has to do with technology has been hazardous for me. I’ve seen enough unsolicited dick pics for a lifetime. I was just being cautious.” And that was the truth. But I’d said it aloud in verbal vomit. Did I really say “dick pics” out loud?

He chuckled again as he looked down at me from where he stood, then grinned.

“Today isn’t the right day.” The husky baritone of his voice matched the silky hue of his eyes, which seemed to darken as he looked me over.

“No?” I asked in a whisper as I sized up his six-foot-plus frame and imagined the possibilities.

“No,” he said. “Maybe we can not have coffee again sometime?”

He’d tapped out with a simple ‘no’ from me. He couldn’t have been that interested in the first place.

I couldn’t deny the disappointment welling up in my ovaries.

Okay.” I lifted the last syllable when he didn’t press further.

Cameron pulled out his wallet and set some money on his table then walked over to mine and did the same.

“At least let me buy your next cup.”

After setting the bills down, he stood over me briefly and I caught his scent—purely masculine. I inhaled as much as I could without being obvious. He didn’t smell like a psycho.

Cameron picked up his man–bag while I pictured running my fingers through his messy, inches thick, dark-brown hair.

Don’t let him leave. Tell him you aren’t that big of a bitch. But that would seem desperate. You aren’t desperate. But you are horny. Omg, are you horny??
As if reading my thoughts, I caught another flash of his teeth and had to bite my cheek to keep my reaction in check.

“I’ll see you.”

“Yeah, see you. And thanks,” I said to his retreating back, an octave louder than necessary. “For the coffee,” I added. Outside the window, Cameron bent and exchanged words with Bennie before sticking some cash in his hand.

Well, Abbie. Guess you’ll just have to wait until the next time you roll out of bed and a beautiful man hits on you. Should happen again, you IDIOT!
Once again, my hesitance had cost me. And I couldn’t help but feel like this time it cost me big.

Sagging into my seat, I continued to stare in his direction, watching those broad shoulders walk out of my life.

 

Meet Kate

Kate Stewart lives in Charleston, S.C. with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. A native of Dallas, Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring it her creative muse. Kate pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it’s what she loves as a reader. A lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap, she dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity only and does a horrible job of playing the ukulele. Aside from running a mile without collapsing, traveling is the only other must on her bucket list. On occasion, she does very well at vodka.

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ THE EDGE OF HEAVEN by GIA RILEY

 

The Edge of Heaven, the second part in Gia Riley’s Taboo and Emotional Broken Wings Duet is Available NOW!!

 

 

When I said I would kill for her, I meant it. When I said I would die for her, I meant that, too.

But protection comes with a price and so does my life.

I can’t hold her.

I can’t speak to her.

I can’t even see her.

The most important piece of my life is gone.

I had everything.

I had Winnie.

And just like that, my unconditional love vanished.

Picking up the pieces is impossible.

There’s no easy way to fall out of love.

But that’s exactly what I have to do.

The Edge of Heaven is the emotional conclusion to Wrong Side of Heaven.

One jilted love story.

Four converging paths.

A brand new forever.

 

 

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This is the follow up book and carries on after Wrong Side of Heaven (book 1) that ended in a cliffhanger. If you haven’t read book one, I strongly recommend that you read it first.

Caught between Trey and Jasper, Winnie’s heart is confused. For someone so young, she has gone through so much pain and isolation. Making her presence inconspicuous from her peers to avoid emotional connection, everything she does is calculated, but at the same time is hasty and careless when it comes to Trey. You sometimes forget that she is only seventeen so she’s bound to make mistakes because of her emotional baggage and deep seated insecurities. “Because, sometimes, we had to get knocked down lower than we’d ever been in order to appreciate the possibility of more. I had another chance to pick and choose which piece of myself to bring along with me, and then I’d leave the rest behind.”

Who will she choose in the end? Will it be Trey, a much older guy who was also her late dad’s best friend, who has been there to protect her since day one but keeps his distance because of his dubious connections with the underworld? Or will she choose Jasper, the guy she met these last few months but gradually gained her trust, became her best friend and saved her from spiralling down? Both men love her deeply, unconditionally. Then you have Alex/Dray the guy she connects with at the Sunshine Place for troubled teens.

This is a very well written follow up book of a duet with a tight and fast paced plot. It’s fascinating to watch Winnie’s growth:  from her psychological issues, the effect of the abuse she experienced from Tess, the trauma she underwent at the ending of book 1 and finally realised that the one person she least expected to stand by her is the one that gives her a chance for a brighter future and healing. “If I’ve learned anything on this crazy journey called life, it’s that heaven isn’t a destination. It’s a feeling of contentment that sets your soul free”. This book made me sad because of what Winnie went through, mad because of how she coped with pain and glad she has strength of character to deal with the tragic circumstances in her young life. This book has one of the best endings for a love triangle in my opinion.  Highly recommended!

 

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About Gia Riley

Author Gia Riley has been in love with writing romance since high school when she took her very first creative writing class. From the small but mighty state of Delaware, she’s a country girl at heart, traveling back to her roots in Pennsylvania as often as she can.

While New Adult and Contemporary romance have been her passion, she’s dabbled with more erotic plotlines lately, enjoying discovering the sexier side of love with each story she pens. After all, she’s a lover of all things romance – a firm believer that everyone deserves their

happily ever after no matter what it takes to get there.

When she’s not writing, you can find her roaming the aisles of Kirkland’s, up to her elbows in Play-doh, or trying to hunt down spoilers for her favorite reality television show.

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NEW RELEASE ~ HAVOC by Debra Anastasia

 

Title: Havoc

Author: Debra Anastasia

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: 4th April, 2018

 

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I named myself. I took the word Animal out of their mouths, wore it like a badge of honor then shoved it down their throats. I’ve fought for what I have. I see you coming, before you even know you want a piece of me. In a city riddled with warring families, I’ll rise up between them. My people, the broken souls I gather will have power by the time I’m done with them.

I protect mine.

Him. My brother, Nix.

Her. The girl that is the only home I’ve ever had. She knows me.

I’m coming at you, Sweetness. Stay ready.

 

 

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Reviewed by Anna Green on behalf of KFF

I haven’t read Mercy, the first book that also features the main characters in this story so I would consider Havoc as a standalone because this is Animal and Talon’s story.

Animal is Fenix’s brother and partner in business. Animal had a rough childhood and the only person who keeps him grounded is Merck, the police officer who he looks up to and protects him. Animal has built himself a fearsome reputation and he is loyal to only a few people. He’s not into relationships and is known to bring three women at the same time in his bedroom, one is not enough apparently.

Animal’s tough childhood is parallel to that of Talon’s one. Her mother can’t cope raising a child so T had to distance herself from a mother with mental issues and watch her mother from afar. She’s learned how to be tough and only allowed certain people in her heart. “I was braver than the pain. Tougher than the hurt. I inhaled. I could be near the people I loved. That was enough for a girl like me. I could make it enough. I’d spent years making the wishes in my heart so small I could barely hear them.”

Talon and Animal’s story is filled with adrenaline pumping scenes caused by business deals with dangerous individuals and Animal’s revolving bedroom door filled with random women he picks up. One of the things I like in this book are the action packed scenes and the family dynamics between Fenix with Becca, Fenix’s sister Ember and Merck, the father figure in Animal’s life.

I can’t say this is a romantic novel because there’s little romance between these two. They do love each other but it’s not an equal partnership of the heart. Talon loves Animal more than he loves her. You know that saying, “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone” should be tattooed on Animal’s forehead. For someone who’s as bad ass as T, her acceptance of Animal putting her on the friend zone and the way he treated her doesn’t sit well with my unicorns and rainbows state of mind. I wanted Talon to fight for him and kick him up the arse and see her for what she’s worth. Oh well, I guess you just have to read this book and find out if there’s a happy ending.

 

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Meet Debra

Debra Anastasia likes to write from her heart, her soul or her butt. The genres she dabbles in are examples of that. There are two paranormal romances in the Seraphim Series and now four contemporary romances in the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series and a stand alone in the same genre, Mercy. Fire Down Below and Fire in the Hole, Booty Camp Dating Service and Beast complete her comedy repertoire. The Revenger, a dark paranormal romance, is finally in the light, and the last, a novella called Late Night with Andres, is special because 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research.

Debra lives in Maryland with her two kids, husband of twenty years and two dogs. The king of the house is clearly the tuxedo cat that is the size of a small donkey. Find about her latest adventures on DebraAnastasia.com

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BLOG TOUR ~ THE END ZONE by L.J.SHEN

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The End Zone, a sexy friends to lovers romance from L.J. Shen is available NOW!

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Jolie Louis is a smart girl.

She knows that her best friend, Sage Poirier, is a bad idea.

He’s a walking, talking cliché. The Adonis quarterback with the bulging biceps and harem of fangirls trailing behind him on campus like a stench you can’t get rid of.

Sadly, it is also the very reason she can’t seem to stay away from him.

No, wait. That’s not fair. They’re also roommates, at least until May, when they graduate from college.

Jolie is already straddling the line between friendship and more when Sage comes to her with an offer she cannot refuse: be his fake girlfriend and live for free for the rest of the semester.

She tells herself that she can handle it.

He’s just the boy she saved ten years ago, right?

Wrong. So very wrong.

He is a man now, and she is his captive

Heart, body, and soul…

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This novella was part of the Team Player Anthology that was released in late 2017. When I wrote a short review for this novella last year I mentioned that I wished the author gave us more of this pair. Well, here it is and what a treat for us readers!

Jolie and Sage grew up together, he was a broken boy and she became his best friend. Sage turned out to be the star quarterback in their school with a bright future in the football league. Jolie was always there for Sage as a friend but somewhere along the way, they begin to notice each other in a different way. Sharing a flat didn’t help the boundaries and eventually the line on the “friendship” sand shifted and things got hotter between these two.

This childhood friends to lovers story is one of my favourite genres and this vamped up version gives us more of Sage and Jolie. This is a well written tale with just the right combination of angst, a lot of cute light-hearted verbal sparring and some drama thrown in on this beautiful love story.

But wait, there’s more to this than meets the eye literally because the “epic” epilogue is the bonus that makes this story worth your time. There are a lot of surprises in store for the reader on this one. It’s a must read book if you’re a fan of this author and you surely don’t want to miss out!

 

Excerpt from the Vicious extended epilogue:

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“Kneel.”

There’s menace in this voice, and I grew to love the man who carries it like a loaded weapon. Every word is a sharp edge of a knife, sinking into my skin.

Kneel.

Sit.

Open your mouth.

Touch yourself.

Repeat after me: Vicious, I’m yours.

Most married couples fall into a blissful, albeit drowsy domestic routine of laundry, family dinners, and Netflix.

Most married couples are not Vicious and me.

We were different from the beginning. A yin and a yang, fighting over which color took more space, black or pink. We started out as enemies, and I think that, although we are still crazy in love, we will always be rivals on some level. We will always be passionate, and angry, and desperate.

We will always be us.

“I’m sorry, I don’t take orders from people who aren’t my boss,” I say coolly, dropping my funky, colorful bag at the door and erasing the distance between us in wide, confident steps. He is standing in front of me, his Armani suit impeccable, his raven hair slicked back, his icicle blue eyes devouring me in ways that make being eaten alive worth it. He scans the length of me, a slight sneer on his face. I’m still me, even so many years later. The tips of my light brown hair are still cherry-blossom pink. The soles of my shoes are yellow, for Christ’s sake.

“That could be arranged, if you continue your sass.”

“How is that going to work, Vicious? Are you going to re-employ me against my will?” For the past eighteen years, I’ve been managing my own gallery in L.A. A gallery he bought for me shortly before our engagement. I have a career, an income of my own. Truth is, he gave me a push, but the entire journey to where I am today was made by me, and only me, and he knows it.

He cups my cheek, yanks me by the hem of my funky powder blue blouse with little suns into his body and leans down for a kiss. Our lips brush briefly, promising scattered clothes and ragged breaths, just as the door swings open and our son walks in. He slams the door behind him, his eyes still intently glued to his phone.

Vaughn is a spitting image of his dad. So much so, that sometimes it scares me.

At sixteen, he has the walk, talk, and air of Vicious when the latter was a senior in high school. Rangy, strong body, thick-fringed blue eyes, skin so fair he looks like he defies the sun, and cheekbones you could use as a sharp weapon. More than anything, he has that uniquely-pissed facial expression that tells you that he just doesn’t care.

Not about your problems.

Not about your feelings.

And certainly not about what you think about him.

About L.J. Shen:

L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets people’s birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN by GIA RILEY

Wrong Side of Heaven, an all new Forbidden and Emotional Romance by Gia Riley is AVAILABLE NOW!!

 

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Some touched.

Some watched.

Some just talked to me.

They all had their vices.

Fear.
Betrayal.
Loss.

I’m trailer trash in the slums of Carillon.

Until I met him, the mysterious neighbor who speaks through handwritten notes. He never shows his face, only comes and goes late at night, and I’m drawn to him like a moth to a flame.

I shouldn’t want him.

I don’t need him.

But when I close my eyes, he’s all I see.

He’s my addiction. The secret I keep close to my heart.

But sometimes things aren’t what they seem, and secrets don’t stay secrets forever.

And together, we’re just two lost souls on the wrong side of heaven.

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Reviewed by Anna Green on behalf of KFF

This is the first book in a duet, a well written coming of age story.

Winnie is a seventeen year old girl, an orphan when her dad died of a drug overdose and she now lives with her stepmother Tess, a stripper and a hardcore drug addict. She is trapped in a hell-hole and can’t do much until she turns eighteen. Her life feels hopeless and her way of coping is trying to be invisible to others. There are two men in her life: Trey and Jasper.

Trey is Winnie’s anchor and he was her late dad’s best friend. He has dubious connections, he is twice her age and when his best friend died he took it upon himself to take care of Winnie as much as he can when he is around. He is very protective of her and they have a very deep bond and connection.

Jasper goes to the same school with Winnie but he only got to know her when she started working at The Whip. He is a devoted and protective friend and also loves her but he knows she loves Trey more. She feels she should give Jasper a chance but her connection with Trey has been there since she was a young girl. How can he compete with Trey when they only got to know each other recently?

This coming of age story involves a damaged heroine, one who is also strong enough to survive the hardship she has experienced.  Winnie’s life is so miserable but one marvels at her resilience. She is a mature seventeen year old with goals and dreams, she is only biding her time until she comes of age and can get out of the trailer home she shares with Tess. Amidst all the put downs, the physical and emotional abuse she gets from Tess, Winnie is a fighter and one can only root for her happiness. But between Jasper and Trey, who is the better choice? Be warned that this book ends in a massive cliffhanger but don’t despair as book two comes out in April 2018. I suggest that you have a box of chocolates by your side whilst reading this as it can be quite depressing.

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I’ve become a prisoner in my own body, held captive by my thoughts. Without a TV, there’s not much to do besides write, draw, and think. When I run out of paper, I get antsy, and I talk to Dad, praying he’s watching over me. Because, no matter how hard I try to block out the noise, the inside of my brain feels like a cluttered junk drawer full of odds and ends that don’t matter. A bunch of trash that’s stuck in a small space with no purpose.

Sometimes, the voices are so loud, I pace in circles until the ratty carpet fibers stop laughing at me. If I don’t, I’ll end up in the bathroom with the blade against my thigh. On days when I can’t get the chatter to stop, I run the smooth metal over my skin and watch the blood seep out.

Blood—the lifeline that unites a family.

All my family is dead or gone.

God, I hate the sight of blood. The smell. The consistency. The way it smears and stains everything it touches. But, once the blade touches my skin, I forget about Tess and how little I have. Suddenly, that little cut is all I can think about, and I love the way it silences the screaming inside my head.

For those few seconds of peace, I forget that Dad’s not coming back, that Trey is gone, and how Tess isn’t ever going to be the mother I need her to be. I’m no longer lonely and afraid. I’m the girl who looks in the mirror and likes what she sees.

I am me. Nobody else.

 

About Gia Riley

Author Gia Riley has been in love with writing romance since high school when she took her very first creative writing class. From the small but mighty state of Delaware, she’s a country girl at heart, traveling back to her roots in Pennsylvania as often as she can.

While New Adult and Contemporary romance have been her passion, she’s dabbled with more erotic plotlines lately, enjoying discovering the sexier side of love with each story she pens. After all, she’s a lover of all things romance – a firm believer that everyone deserves their

happily ever after no matter what it takes to get there.

When she’s not writing, you can find her roaming the aisles of Kirkland’s, up to her elbows in Play-doh, or trying to hunt down spoilers for her favorite reality television show.

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SMITTEN by JULIET BRADDOCK is LIVE!

 

We’re thrilled to share with you Juliet Braddock’s all-new sizzling erotic romance, SMITTEN!

 

 

 

January
Gallimore has arrived at a crossroad in life.
 
A short-lived scandal that had made her the darling of the BDSM
community did little to damage her status as America’s sweetheart. However, her
career starring in romantic comedies hasn’t given her any insights into
figuring out her own love life. 
 
For five
years, January shared a long-distance love affair with French rock legend,
Etienne Marceaux. Their relationship is passionate but comfortable. Caught in
the whirlwind between New York and Paris, they indulge in stolen moments in
between their chaotic celebrity lives.
 
Although
Etienne certainly knows how to entertain her with his Dominance, January
realizes that something is missing. Now a thirty-something actress, she wonders
how long her career will endure, and she questions some of the decisions she’s
made.
 
On a
spontaneous trip with her best friend to Provence, January encounters a chance
meeting with a younger Englishman, Nigel Hereford-Smyth. With his naivete and
somewhat awkward aristocratic ways, Nigel, nevertheless, sweeps January off her
Louboutin pumps.
 
As they
romp about the French countryside, January tutors her young suitor on the finer
points of BDSM, and Nigel unwittingly leads January on a deep exploration of
what really matters in her life. While she allows herself to revel in the bliss
of a possible new man in her life, she also realizes that Nigel carries his own
set of baggage.
 
Forced to
leave Nigel by her filming schedule, January returns to the hustle of
Hollywood, only to find her confusion mounting.
Will she
choose Etienne, who makes her body sizzle…or Nigel, whose charm and manners leave
her SMITTEN?


 

 

 

 

 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Anna Green on behalf of KFF

This is the first book I’ve read from the author. A different kind of BDSM romance set in Paris, Provence and Avignon. The three main characters in this story are January, Etienne and Nigel. Not quite a love triangle although it does involve three people but not at the same time. Three complex characters and written in three parts.

January is in her mid thirties, she was born and raised in Kansas and when she was old enough to leave town she did. She made a name for herself, albeit not in a good way but her BDSM lifestyle alienated her from her family. She was involved in a scandal which almost derailed her career but she recovered well and never looked back.

Etienne is her French lover of five years, a rock star and a lot older than January. His reluctance to commit to a permanent relationship drives a wedge between them and forces her to re-evaluate her priorities in life. He might be the perfect Dom for her but she feels he isn’t capable of giving her the happy ever after she wants.

When January took a step back from Etienne, her best friend Xavier, a famous fashion designer, brought her to Provence to cheer her up. There she meets Nigel, an Englishman much younger than her. There was mutual attraction between the two and it seems like he is also a willing apprentice to her kinky lifestyle. Is Nigel just a rebound for January or is he The One? Will she give him a chance?

Although the theme of this book is BDSM, there are a lot of factors that made this story very interesting. The author successfully interlaces a quirky lifestyle in the picturesque regions of Provence and Paris and added colourful characters into the mix. Nigel is the perfect book boyfriend and makes you root for him right from the start. Etienne is such a douche bag that one wonders why January wasted five years of her life with a selfish rock star. This book is divided into three parts: the first was when January was with Etienne, the second part was when she met Nigel and the last part was when she decided to take a break from both, weigh her options and to reconnect with her family in Kansas. This book is like a travelogue of France sprinkled with BDSM erotica and lots of sex toys I have never even heard of. Some role play scenarios in this book made my inner unicorn cringe and I must have rolled my eyes too much it made me dizzy but hey, whatever floats your boat, right? A light erotica romance one will enjoy reading.

 

 

 

Amazon bestselling author Juliet Braddock’s first efforts in creative writing came long before she learned to put crayon to paper.  In fact, she began spinning stories in her head nearly as soon as she could form complete sentences.  As long as she can remember, she’d always created sagas about imaginary friends, family members and pop culture icons, and kept everyone around her entertained with her witty—but often very tall—tales.

For her sixth Christmas, Juliet’s mother got her a child’s typewriter to preserve all of those creative thoughts filling her head, but she quickly switched to ball point pens and notebooks when the ribbon ran dry.

Most of Juliet’s early attempts at writing romance focused on members of Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet or young leading men on Broadway.  However, as she matured as a writer, she decided that it was just as much fun to create her own romantic heroes and heroines.

At an early age, she also developed a love for big cities, and the tallest of skyscrapers were never high enough for her.  Juliet’s wanderlust would eventually lure her to New York, a city she often visited during her formative years, and her love affair with Manhattan began.  She’d promised herself that one day she would return for good.

Juliet’s passion for writing and for big cities converged, and after graduating with a degree in Journalism, she decided to set out on a journey to find her heart…just where she’d left it.

A week after her college graduation, Juliet made the big move from a small town to New York City, where she has made her home ever since.

In between building a career in communications and writing on the side, she’s indulged in international travel, theater and art.  A wine and food buff, she’s by no means a connoisseur, but she can give a few good restaurant recommendations if you’re in the city.

“There’s something so inspiring about living in a city like New York that’s so rich in culture and so very vibrant. Every neighborhood has its own story to tell,” Juliet says.  “I often do my best plotting on the subway, just observing the lives unfolding around me.  New York truly has a billion stories nestled between the skyscrapers.”

Since she initially started writing, Juliet developed a condition called Pseudotumor, and while she is legally blind, she continues to turn out her steamy, romantic stories with the help of magnifying software for the vision-impaired.

“Throughout my lifetime, I’ve been through a lot, but I never let anything stop me from doing what I love to do,” Juliet says. “Writing has been my passion since I was a child, and as long as I have stories to share with my readers, I will continue.”

A proud New Yorker, Juliet couldn’t live anywhere else—except for Paris, perhaps—and is a gushing cat-mom to a Russian Blue mix who was rescued as a kitten from the streets of Brooklyn, where they make their home.

Juliet is legally blind, and spins her sexy romances with the assistance of software for the vision-impaired.

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