The conclusion to the heart-stopping Truth Duet by Aly Martinez
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Today KFF is on tour with the release of the second book in The Truth Duet by Aly Martinez.
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THE TRUTH ABOUT US (The Truth Duet, #2)

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Truth: Penn Walker entered my life like a summer storm—dark, ominous, and filled with thunder.

After witnessing my husband’s murder, I didn’t have much of a heart left to offer a man.

But Penn took it all.
Every jagged shard.
Every broken bit.
Even the dirty and twisted pieces that I wish never existed.

Lie: I didn’t need him to save me.
Lie: I knew exactly who he was.
Lie: Losing him wouldn’t destroy me.

But that’s the thing about lies—you never know who to believe.

Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse at KFF

Before talking about The Truth Duet, I’d like to mention the book cover and titles which to my mind of thinking, were spot on. Both titles are simply perfect. When lies become truths, when layers of deceit are peeled away only to become cold facts. In The Truth About Lies, the author certainly made me doubt whether her hero’s strategy was the correct one. Saying that, it seemed to me to be a no-win situation whichever way he turned. So why then did I find The Truth About Us more gritty, suspenseful and riveting? Firstly, the truth about the protagonists is revealed after the author cracked the character and plot development in the first book. Now it’s time to sit back and really delve into this fast-paced, action-packed story.

Every page kept me on my toes, every chapter made me hold my breath. If the twists are subtle, just wait for the turns! And questions which had been niggling me would be answered. The stunning cover is so very them. I know it sounds terribly cliché…never judge a book by its cover but while reading, all I could see were these two gorgeous people who are made for one each other, who deserved a happy ending. Will they get it? you may ask yourselves. Just wait!

This is a lightish spoiler so for those of you who haven’t these books, please skip this paragraph. The ending in The Truth About Lies wasn’t at all what I’d expected. I honestly couldn’t suss out how Penn got himself out of such a tight spot when I thought he was put out of action. Did I miss something because I’m still wondering! As the whole scenario moved at lightning speed, I had to reread some parts again and was just as confused as Cora. However, later on the pieces fell into place.

The worst possible taint in a family Cora thought was well rid of rears its ugly head. Emotional blackmail not only threatens her loved ones, she’ll do anything to protect them. By now we know she never puts herself first. So, how she’s going to comply with such impossible demands from this manipulative individual was beyond me. He doesn’t simply ask, he takes and then gives back with strings attached. It’s a double-edged sword and someone’s going to get hurt regardless of what she does. She can’t trust a soul and although she puts her faith in Drew, many a time I captured her suspicious mind working overtime, questioning his motives. Certainly, a character to be reckoned with, I have to say how much I liked him. I loved the way he handled the whole debacle, always trying to control, always reassuring.

In steps our hero. Up until now, Cora had been completely left in the dark. In fact, why Penn acted as he did is out of utter devotion. Also, a deep-seated gnawing revenge had to be put to rest. He’s the man, the one who made sure Cora wasn’t going to go without. Neither did he think he’d find happiness but he’d have to fight tooth and nail for a semblance of normalcy. When the cat’s let out the bag, I got a tad upset with Cora. Forgiving Penn isn’t easy, but here he showed me what true love is, that everything he’d done had a good reason behind it, that saving more than one life was his duty.

Martinez spins an angst-ridden highly emotional tale, and although I found myself getting a tad jittery towards the finale, it was definitely worth the wait. I’d highly recommend giving this duet a chance. Bravo!

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THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES (The Truth Duet, #1) is now available!

Truth: From over a thousand miles away, I watched on the screen of my phone as two men murdered my wife. And I was helpless to save her.

Consumed by hate and rage, I spent four years running from my memories.

Until a shattered woman gave me a reason to stop.

Cora lived in a nightmare, but through sheer force of will, she’d turned it into something beautiful. She had a smile that could pierce the darkest soul. And with one glance, she shredded mine.

Lie: I was only there for a fresh start.
Lie: I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
Lie: There was nothing I could do to save her, either.

But that’s the thing about lies—you never know who to believe.

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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.


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BLOCK SHOT by Kennedy Ryan is now available!


“Kennedy Ryan’s writing continues to amaze and inspire. She is a genius wordsmith and a prose poet. And in Banner Morales, she has created the perfect heroine for this day and age. Don’t miss this read. It’s everything.” — Emma Scott, Bestselling Author

Block Shot, Kennedy Ryan’s enemies-to-lovers, second-chance standalone romance is LIVE and FREE in KindleUnlimited!



If I had a dollar for every time Banner Morales made my heart skip a beat…

The heart everyone assumes is frozen over.

Her anger is…arousing.

Every glare from those fire-spitting eyes, every time she grits her teeth,

gets me…well, you know.

If I had a dollar for every time she’s put me in my place, I’d be an even richer man.

I’m a successful sports agent because I assume “no” means you’ll think about it.

I’m sure what you meant to say is “Coming right up.”

They say even rich men don’t always get what they want,

but those men don’t know how to play the game. The trick is to keep them guessing.

Take Banner. She assumes she’s winning, but this game?

She doesn’t even know how to play.


If I had a dollar for every time Jared Foster broke my heart, I’d have exactly one dollar.

One night. One epic fail. One dollar…and I’m out.

I’ve moved on.

I’ve found success in a field ruled by men.

Anything they can do, I have done better.

They can keep the field while I call the shots, blocking them when I have to.

And Jared has the nerve to think he gets a second chance?

Boy, please. Go sit down. Have several seats.

I’ll just be over here ignoring the man carved from my fantasies with a lust-tipped chisel.

Oh, I didn’t say the struggle wasn’t real.

But I’ve got that one dollar, and Jared won’t have me.


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Another great read from Kennedy Ryan. Block Shot is a second chance love story that not everyone is lucky to have.

Banner Morales is a strong independent, intelligent kick-ass woman who takes no sh*t from anyone. My kind of woman! This journey takes you from her college years to the present day. A Girl who carries her insecurities around with her to a woman

Jared Foster. Beautiful alpha male, strong, commanding yet loves deeply. Meeting Banner in college would change his life forever. It wasn’t all about studying at the laundromat where they would sometimes meet. A pledge, a spiteful rich boy who was jealous of Banners success, and a misunderstanding was part of the reason why this couple would be separated for years to come.

When these two characters reconnect years later, both are successful in their chosen careers. How uncanny was it that they were both in the same business, sports management. Banner working her way to the top and Jared opening up his own management company with his brother and relocating to LA.

Even though Banner was in a relationship, the feelings she had for Jared was still there. Jared felt jealous when he heard that Banner seeing someone who just happened to be her client. The attraction was ever present, but would they act on it? It wasn’t going to be straightforward for these star-crossed lovers…would love prevail? Would they get there happy ever after?

What I loved about this book was Kennedy Ryan’s style of writing. It was absolutely flawless. The story flowed throughout and made it an enjoyable read. Both characters were strong, likable and at times I just wanted to fist bump with Banner who’s so feisty and dynamic. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this book to my fellow bookworms. Congratulations on a superb piece of writing. 5 stars just don’t seem enough.


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I stretch my arm toward the wall and turn out the lights.

With the light snuffed out, my other senses rise, hunting for her in the dark. The smell of her hair and her quick, shallow breaths. My sight adjusts until the heavy black curtain completely obscuring her fades to gray. Light from the outer room spills under the door, revealing just the shape, the outline of her, but still camouflaging details. I cup her cheek, taking a moment to appreciate the softness of her skin, the silky hair brushing my knuckles. I’m not an idiot. She wants the lights out because she’s self-conscious, but from my perspective, she has nothing to be ashamed of.

“I think you’re beautiful, Ban.”

“You do?” she asks, her voice hushed.

My words surprise me as much as they seem to surprise her, because I don’t say shit like that to girls. The prettiest ones usually seem to already know, which makes any admiration I’d express redundant. But Banner . . . she’s so beautiful, and I’m not sure she knows.

“I do.” I push the hair away from her face.

“Uh . . . thank you.” Her laugh isn’t much more than a breath. “The lights are out, so I’m not sure that compliment counts.”

“I know your face by heart. You have seven freckles here.” I swipe a finger over the straight bridge of her nose and drift down to caress her full lips and the tiny dent in her cheek her smile displays. “And a dimple right here.”

I explore the smooth skin of her nape, under a heavy fall of hair.

“Now I want to know your body, too,” I say softly. “Take off your clothes for me, Banner.”

After a sharply indrawn breath, she raises her arms. The rustle of her clothes—the sweatshirt, jeans, socks, shoes—being discarded whisper in the dark. I approximate her by touch, reaching for her arms and closing my fingers around the softness, the velvety skin. I lower my head and run my nose along her neck, discovering.

“You always smell so good.” I’ve wanted to tell her that since the first night we studied here.

“Pretty Pastel,” she replies, her laugh low, nervous.

“What?” I pause.

“The smell. It’s my dryer sheets. The scent is Pretty Pastel.”

“I like it.” I resume my exploration, running a palm over her shoulder, her collarbone until I find the soft, full weight of her breasts, testing them in my hands, cupping them, holding them, brushing the nipples with my thumbs until they pebble and her breaths come harshly.

“You like that?” I ask.

I see her head nod in the semi-darkness. “Yeah. It feels good.”

Her touch startles me in the best way, her hand finding my face, traveling over my mouth, eyes, and hair. I sense her approach, feel tiny pants of breath on my lips, and anticipation has me panting, too, shortens my breath and sharpens my senses. Her mouth seeks mine, eager and sweet when she kisses me. Her pleasure, her excitement matches, answers, fans mine.

I guide her back down to the couch, and with a hand at her shoulder, urge her to stretch out. I’d shave points off my GPA for a glimpse of her, but she doesn’t want that. I get it, so I settle for a taste.


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A Top 30 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy Ryan writes about women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies. Her heroes respect, cherish and lose their minds for the women who capture their hearts.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine and Frolic, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta Autism families, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.

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RELEASE BOOST ~ BASTARD PRINCE by Nana Malone is now available!

Bastard Prince by Nana Malone is available now!

“I’m so ridiculously charmed and addicted I don’t know what to do with myself!” -#1 NYT Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken


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I’ll never stop fighting for her…no matter the stakes.

A year ago I found out I was a long lost prince. But with one lie, that’s all been undone.
But prince or pauper, I’m not going to stop fighting for Bryna. She may be the only thing I can count on right now.

I never meant to get in so deep with my royal roommate—but in my defense I didn’t know.
If anyone else finds out his royal status my mother will meddle faster than you can say gold digger. More importantly, Lucas’s life could be in danger.

Because I’m not the only one with secrets.
And there’s a lot more at stake than heartbreak.

NOTE: This is a sequel – you must have read Royal Bastard to understand Bastard Prince!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF

What a sequel. The last time we saw Lucas his world was knocked off its access. In good ol’ Lucas fashion, as a result of the explosive information he got, promptly he crawled out of the window and legged it into the darkness. Back into the shadows that had been his way of life for years prior to finding his life on Winston Isles.

This author never makes her readers wait too long between releases, and after the end of the Bastard Royal that was a true stress reliever.

Bryna and Lucas are still circling each other like starving wolves over a new kill. Only they aren’t plotting killing one another, well not much anyway. Forgiving someone and giving them a second chance adds so much more tension and emotion to a read. Love scenes were hard impacting, edgy and used in all the best ways.

‘I would have taken more time to appreciate the view if I hadn’t been so consumed by the sensation of being wrapped up in her. It was like having my dick encased in heaven, and I didn’t want to miss a moment.’ 

The romance side of this book, though a nice sweet morsel isn’t the only action we see. Subterfuge and an attempted coup, and I can’t forget to mention the mysteries surround our complicated Lucas Newsome, or is it Winston? Everyone has history but what if your history is completely different to the way you were raised to believe? What if your parents push and push and push you until you can’t take it anymore, and for what? So they can make you toe the line.

Pushed to the brink of desperation anyone is capable of almost anything and this book certainly throws a few curve balls. One particular curveball was so unprecedented it left this reviewer reeling. I never saw it coming and I pride myself on seeing outside the box when it comes to the books I consume. I’m sure this earthquake will be felt for a good long time. It was brilliantly orchestrated and flowed like the perfect sonnet. For that alone, I doff my hat to Ms. Malone. Marvellously done Madam author, bloomin’ brilliant, if you ask me. You wicked, evil writer you. Bravo!!!



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Don’t get in trouble, they said. Don’t cause an incident. Oops.

I might be a newfound prince, but that doesn’t mean I’m ready to say goodbye to my days of freedom. So when my brother, the king, asks me to babysit a diplomat’s daughter, my first thought is to say no… that is until I see her climbing out of a window with her dress tucked into her thong.

She might just be my kind of girl.

I just thought I’d mix business with pleasure…I didn’t plan to lose control of my heart.


I’ve been groomed by my parents to climb the social ladder all my life and I’m done with it. I want nothing from their royal world.
Now that I’m finally on my own, I can live where I want, date who I want, do who I want.
The one person I won’t be doing? My new accidental roommate.

Oh, he’s gorgeous and mysterious, and cheeky. He’s also friends with the king and a total jackass.
So basically, he’s never gonna get it…famous last words.

(Book 1, Royals Undone)

About the Author:
USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.
With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.
The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.
Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and puppy in sunny San Diego.
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BLOG TOUR ~ DIRTY HEADLINES by L. J. Shen is now available


“Dirty Headlines is a fantastic enemies to lovers office romance with a perfect filthy asshole hero that I wish I’d written myself.” – Laurelin Paige, New York Times bestselling author

Dirty Headlines, an all-new sexy, enemies-to-lovers romance from bestselling author L.J. Shen is LIVE!


Célian Laurent.

Manhattan royalty.

Notorious playboy.

Heir to a media empire.

…And my new boss.

I could have impressed him, if not for last month’s unforgettable one-night stand.

I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory—namely, his wallet.

Now he’s staring me down like I’m the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I’m supposed to take it.

But the thing about being Judith “Jude” Humphry is I have nothing to lose.

Brooklyn girl.

Infamously quirky.

Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch.

When he looks at me from across the room, I see the glint in his eyes, and that makes us rivals.

He knows it.

So do I.

Every day in the newsroom is a battle.

Every night in his bed, war.

But it’s my heart at stake, and I fear I’ll be raising the white flag.


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Reviewed by Tracey Lou on behalf of KFF

Where do I start? I friggin loved this book!

Celian Laurent. Heir to a media empire. Gorgeous, sexy, overbearing, grouchy like most men and overly confident. He had an air of authority about him and a commanding presence that turned heads wherever he went. Every girl’s dream man. Or so you would think.

Judith, or as she liked to be called Jude was a young Brooklyn girl, caring and strong who had the weight of the world on her shoulders. A cheating boyfriend, mounting medical bills and a dad battling a terrible disease. After catching her boyfriend in a compromising position, Jude decides that for one night she just wants to forget everything and the gorgeous Frenchman may just be the one to make her forget.

After a night of debauchery and unbelievably smoking hot sex Jude does something she’s never done before and it’s not something she’s proud of. But desperate times make for desperate measures. And she didn’t think she would ever see him again. Well, think again!

With a bit of luck Jude lands herself a new job. Armed with her favorite coloured chucks adorning her feet she meets her new workmates and her new boss who looks shockingly familiar. Yup, the Frenchman with the fake French accent turns out to be her new boss and just as American as she. Shock, horror! Not only is he not French, he’s engaged as well. Could things get any worse?…

Celian comes with a lot of emotional baggage in this book. A mother he hardly sees, a father that likes to dally with anything with a pulse and a sister who tragically died. A cynic who doesn’t believe in love or marriage, hence a marriage of convenience in his not too distant future.

That one night was never going to be enough. Jude had gotten under his skin and she was on the verge of falling in love with someone promised to another woman. And yet, they still couldn’t keep their hands off each other. Will Celian come to his senses and ditch his girlfriend. Will Jude get her happy ever after?

I was totally hooked from the get-go, I couldn’t put this book down. This was a story that started with passion and ended with love. It was well written and flowed continuously throughout.

I’m a big fan of this author because she brings me everything I look for in a book. Excitement, passion and twists and turns. Congratulations and thank you for a most enjoyable read. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending anyone and everyone to read this book. Until next time.


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He had an American accent. Not French. American.Smooth. Familiar. Ordinary. He fired out sentences at the speed of light. I heard him, but I couldn’t listen. Shock gripped my body as the pieces of the puzzle fell into place. My dirty one-night stand was my boss. My lying, American boss. And now I had to deal with that—hopefully for a very long time, because I desperately needed this job.

Someone snapped their fingers, and my gaze shot from Célian’s face to Grayson.

His forehead had crumpled into a frown. “You look like you’re trying hard not to cry or having a really intense orgasm. I’m hoping for you that it’s the latter and some kind of a weird-slash-awesome condition. You okay?”

I nodded, scraping up a smile. “Sorry. Zero orgasms happening under this dress. I just zoned out for a second.”Lies. I was about to orgasm just remembering how good Célianhad felt parting my thighs with his big, callused hands and dipping his tongue into my slit.

Then words stopped streaming down on everyone’s heads like a scalding shower, and I realized that indeed there was something worse than hearing Célianspeak in his perfect American English. And that was not hearing him speak at all. Because now the icicles were pointed at me like a cocked gun.

I glanced up to meet his gaze. He stared at me for exactly one second before his focus snapped to Grayson. “Am I understood, Gregory?” he asked.


“Crystal clear, sir,” Grayson bowed, his voice trembling at the edges.

Célian jerked his chin toward me. “Your cover girl material is going downhill.”

God. Damn. Bastard.

He recognized me, and I knew it. His eyes had kindled, melting the ice and growing darker the minute our gazes mingled. He remembered, and maybe it killed him that I was here in the same way it buried me.

I want my iPod back, my gaze told him. I had over three thousand songs on that thing, and they were all too good to be wasted on that jerk.

“Jude Humphry. Junior reporter. It’s her first day,” Grayson highlighted, almost pleadingly. He shifted in my direction, as if he might need to physically protect me from the sharp-tongued, suited monster.

I suppressed a smile when I realized I’d told Célianmy last name was Spears. Well, he certainly wasn’t a Timberlake. He was a Laurent. An American monarch through and through. A billionaire, a powerful force, and judging by our one and only encounter—a raging playboy.

This man was inside you, I internally shrieked. And not just once. His cock was buried so deep in you, you screamed. You can still taste the salty, earthy flavor of his cum.You know he has a freckle on his lower back. You know what sound he makes when he empties inside a woman.

I internally thanked my mind for ruining my panties in public, and nodded. “Pleasure to meet you, sir.” I offered him my hand, my face flushing with embarrassment at my choice of words.

Everyone was looking at us, and there were at least fifty people in the room. Célian—if that was even his name—ignored my outreached hand. Instead, he turned his face to the man beside him. “Mathias, any other words of wisdom?”

Mathias? Wasn’t that his father? Just how cold was the man with the icy blue eyes?

“I think you touched everything,” said the big boss—and he did have a heavy French accent, so at least the lie had a seed. Mathias stared at me placidly, like he could read the secret his son and I shared on my face.

Célian spun toward me, uncuffing his cufflinks and rolling his sleeves up his veiny forearms. “Accounting can go back to their unfortunate line of work. Couture is excused from this meeting—though not forgiven for their horrid blog. Miss Humphry?” He snapped his fingers impatiently.

He was already waltzing down the narrow hallway, knowing I’d chase him like a puppy, and no doubt taking pleasure in that fact.

“I have a bone to pick with you.”

Bone, boner—same difference, right?

I shot Grayson a please-save-my-butt look. His eyes said, I would but I still have a life to live.

I followed Célian down the hall, my Chucks slapping the floor in a hurry. He sliced through the throng of accountants, then stopped at a corner office, opened the door, barked “Out!” to the man inside, and tilted his head for me to go in. I did. He closed the door, and it was just the two of us.

Two feet of empty space between us.


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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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THE SPARROW AND THE RAVEN by KA Graham is now available!

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The struggle between good and evil.

Life’s constantly throwing me curveballs. It’s what I do with them that determines my destiny. Everyone has dreams of the perfect life. Depending on what your vision of happiness is, you try your hardest to achieve it.

I thought I had found that special someone, until the bottom fell out and I woke from my dream; realizing I’d actually been living a nightmare all along. Nothing seems real anymore as I walk through the haze of what has become my life.

When I sank to the bottom where the darkness eclipsed the light, I began to struggle against the quicksand of sorrow, hoping I could make it back to the top.

In the blink of an eye, my life turned out for the worse. I was drowning in the chaos of what had become my life. What do you do when you’ve lost everything you once held close to your heart?

After turning to alcohol, sex, and cheap women to soothe the ache, I decided I needed to find the man I once was before there was no coming back. My soul bled for the other half of my heart.

She entered my life like a tiny hurricane in need of direction. Could this be what I’ve been searching for? Could she be my salvation?



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Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF

When I first saw this book I was intrigued by not only the title, heck no, the cover is breathtakingly raw and in this reviewer’s opinion; edgy.

Bella Kramer is a truly broken heroine. Her life hasn’t been easy or simple in a very long. Almost so long I very much felt that she couldn’t remember her life pre-trauma. Trauma and pain are like her shadow, always there and seldom seen. Throughout this series of events enclosed in the pages of this dark harsh read, she learns so much about herself and the world she survives in. I don’t use the word survive lightly, for much of the tale that’s all she can do. She sees no other way out of the darkness that has become her life. The pain runs too deep and the tears run like paper cuts all over her body.

Dominic Barnes was a total enigma to me for a good chunk. He felt standoffish and aloof. Not by choice, but certainly out of some kind of primal emotional need. What he wants and he gets aren’t always the same thing. He keeps himself to himself for many reasons and his backstory when divulged, made so much sense. I felt raw and disfigured. I don’t know if any of this makes sense to someone who hasn’t read this book, but to me, it encompasses the character so finitely.

The relationship between these two is a strange but intriguing thing. They come together almost like how the waves crash against the shore. Their pasts come back to play with their minds and this, of course, will mould their relationship in one way, shape or form. Will it spell the making or the end of these two broken birds. Neither is able to fly because of their broken wings. We all know though that with time every broken wing can heal and again be able to make the bird soar.

“I love you with all my broken pieces, Mr. Barnes.”
“And I love you just as much, Ms. Kramer.”

I will be honest, as if I’m ever anything else in my reviews. Though fantastically thought up and written The Sparrow and the Raven does have some small issues. Nothing that will pull any dedicated reader out, but still they are there and they do need a small mention. For some, they may not even be an issue so I say this: take from this review what you will; but please, give these broken birds a chance to soar. You will not be disappointed.

‘He kisses me like it’s the first time, and that’s how it feels every time he touches me. I savor every touch and look he surrounds me with. We were two broken hearts that needed mending, and we did it together. The Sparrow and her Raven.’ 

Thank you, Ms. Graham, and very well done on how you handled some very delicate subject matters.


No one sets out in life to hit rock bottom.

I found the man I loved, got married, and that was all I got. It went south so fast  I never saw the bottom coming, until I was face first in the darkness with the devil himself.

I became a spiraling tornado of chaos. Love, lies, and drugs. It twisted around me, as did his arms. Nothing was the same, nothing will ever be the same…

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She is an avid reader, blogger and does PA work for a few authors, which keeps her quite busy. Hard rock music lover and horror movie buff, with a love and appreciation for tattoos. Her addictions include copious amounts of caffeine, Chinese food and Haribos candy. #EmbraceTheLove #ForgetTheHate

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RELEASE BOOST ~ MEET ME IN SAVANNAH: A Collection by various authors is now available

Meet Me in Savannah: A Collection

Authors: Various

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 30, 2018



The summer heat isn’t the only thing steamy in Savannah.

Seven authors bring you seven scorching stand-alones about love, lust, suspense and second chances set amongst the historic cobblestones and plantation homes of this southern city where the only thing hotter than the weather is the men that call Savannah home.

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SNAPSHOT by L.A. Taylor

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Behind every great hatred there may be a love story, but behind the face of an angel and his sweet words was nothing but pretty little lies.

My hatred for Noah Hill really did start as love – hard as it is to believe.

A love that was the earth-shattering, forever type that not everyone is fortunate enough to experience in their lifetime… or so I thought.

Take a picture, it’ll last longer.

That’s what he said to me.

That was the biggest lie of them all.

Because the broken heart remained long after the pictures burned.


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LA Taylor lives Down Under. Makeup Artist, Shoe whore, Taylor Swift enthusiast, beach bum, coffee drinker, nap taker, bad driver, snake charmer and dreamer. Often can be found having dance parties in her lounge, watching Top Gun or at the beach or at Kmart and Target buying things she doesn’t need.


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SCORE by Emma Louise

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Once college sweethearts, Poppy and Keir were the all American couple.

Until the big time came calling.

Misunderstandings and miscommunications lead to broken hearts and broken trust.

But fate throws them a second chance when their paths cross again.

Now they have to decide if they are ready to take another try at forever, or if the past is better left behind them.

Kier knows this is his final down. His last opportunity to make it right, but Poppy’s going to need a little more convincing.

Throwing out a Hail Mary, he gives it all he’s got.

With a little luck, this time he may just be able to Score.



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A long time lover of all things romance, Emma Louise is a book blogger turned debut writer. She’s a die hard bibliophile, addicted to tea (Real British tea) and speaks fluent sarcasm.

She lives with her husband, three children and overgrown puppy in South Wales, UK.

Having been an avid reader for as long as she can remember, she’s recently decided to try her hand at writing a love story of her own.


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SPARROW by Emma Nichole

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Image may contain: one or more people, people sitting, people sleeping and textThe roller coaster called life can take you on many different journeys.
Some you crave and long for, others you regret and wish you could forget, but some claw their way inside of you and refuse to let go.

Amelia’s journey has included flips, twists, turns and scares, but when she is finally brave enough to take the reins for herself, her path leads back to her past. Back to Grayson Aldrich.

He’s the man who embodied all three types of journeys. Longing, regret, and a love so deep it would be forever embedded in her heart.



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After years of living vicariously through so many characters and stories created by others, Emma Nichole has taken the plunge herself.

A southern girl born, raised, and still residing in Tennessee, she holds the quirks of this area of the world close to her heart, and showcases it in her writing.

She’s a wife, a mother of two, an avid college football fan (Go Vols), a best friend, a sister, a lover of all music, movies, and above all else… a lover of books.


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She was the one that got away.

Destined for culinary greatness, Bethany left behind the only life she’d ever known. And the man who broke her heart.

He was the one she could never forget.

Three years could change a man. Gideon was proof of that.

Pride and selflessness forced him to make choices that altered his life forever. But his biggest regret would always be letting her go.

What happens when true love is set to simmer?

For Bethany and Gideon, it may be a second chance to set fate right.

Meet them in Savannah and fall in love all over again.



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I’m a self-proclaimed book addict. It’s sad but true. I want ALL THE WORDS! My love of words led me to blogging and blogging led me to this newest and most awesome adventure as an author. What a ride this will be!

I’m a mommy to two really cute little guys who run me happily ragged on most days and a wife to a wonderful man who has had my heart since the day he said hello. I have a vast collection of Godzilla toys, dinosaurs, LEGO pieces and blocks in all shapes and colors. Romance novels have been my thing since my aunt snuck me a Harlequin when I was ten. And let’s not forget the binge watching of all things anime, Vikings and old B movies.

Let the fun begin!


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SCARLETT by Jenna Cole

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You know how fairy tales start?

Once upon a time…blah, blah, blah.

Girl meets handsome prince…blah, blah, blah.

They kiss…blah, blah, blah.

Throw in an apple and she almost dies, he swoops in and saves her life. Then they live happily ever after?

My story is just like that, but with a few minor changes.

Goes like this: Girl sees family being murdered; girl runs for her life, then finds out she isn’t exactly who she thought she was because she’s been lied to. Oh yeah, as it turns out, she’s also in quite a bit of danger, with a lovely bounty over her head.

With one man ordered to “watch me,” and another one who promised to protect me, who exactly am I supposed to trust, when I’m just finding out who I really am?

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Scarlett.



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Jenna is a book hoarding, book boyfriend stealing author from Florida. She’s the wife of an Army veteran (Hooah) and the mother of a teen daughter (send wine). She works in the corporate world, where she’s been busted several times for breaking out her kindle to finish a book. When she’s not spending time with her family, you can find her reading, hitting up the beach, and blogging and chatting about books with friends.


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Protecting her is easy.
Falling for her is dangerous.
Loving her could destroy them both.

Melanie Quinn has given up on finding a man until she meets her sexy new bodyguard with an irresistible smile. She trusts him with her protection but refuses to hand over her heart.

Chase Taylor, ex-marine, has given up on life until he lands a job as a bodyguard for a beautiful, fiery red-head. His emotional wounds run deep, but when danger lurks, he’s always willing to go to war. Protecting his Princess could prove to be deadly.

Fate brought them together. Scars from their past could tear them apart.



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JM Kelley loves to write sexy hot Romance as much as she loves to read it. She grew up and still resides in Long Island New York with her husband of twenty-nine years and her three sons. She is a lover of baseball and has been a Yankee fan since the day she was born. If you can’t find her reading or writing she’s probably in Disney World since that’s her favorite place in earth.


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SWERVE by Kristi Lynn

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Deception and betrayal caused us to swerve off our path of forever.

Camryn James –

One night. One decision forced me to walk away from my future. Tragedy brings me home after twelve years, forcing me to face my past and the truths I refused to hear. Surviving Trystan once almost broke me completely. A second time would be impossible.

Trystan Harrison –

One mistake. One disaster of epic proportion left the only woman I have ever loved, broken and devastated. After twelve years, Camryn is back home and will be forced to realize that everything is not always as it seems. Second chances are not always promised and I refuse to waste mine.



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Kristi Lynn is a certified book whore who has been getting lost in the words of others for years. After going through a tough time a few years back, she decided to put pen to paper as a means to heal. Stories started coming out of nowhere and the decision was made to self-publish. Kristi lives in Connecticut with her rescue pup Jazmine. Coffee is her elixir of choice, followed closely by good sangria, or captain and coke. Music is playing 24/7 around her and she is often singing along (watch those ears, she never claimed to be a good singer). Fall and football season are her preferred time of year (Go Pats! And Julian Edelman is her husband. She has the shirt to prove it.) She lives in flip flops year round (except when mother nature showers her in that blasted white stuff New England is known for in the winter). She swears like a sailor, and has and addiction to finding the perfect quotes for any occasion. She loves to connect with new people, so don’t be shy.


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Author Kristi Lynn is a new author with great potential and a bright future ahead of her. SWERVE is her debut novel and won’t disappoint you. Her words on paper come from her heart and soul.

This book is a second chance romance and we all love one of those. Camryn and Trystan were high school sweethearts who thought they would be together forever. Unfortunately, this was not to be the case. Misunderstandings and heartbreak lead this couple to be separated for 12 years.

An unexpected death draws Camryn back to town and you can be sure Trystan will be there for her. He’s always loved Camryn and has been waiting for her to listen to and give him a second chance. Things are never what they seem and stubbornness played a big factor in this couple lives.

Trystan is a lovable character, an alpha male who is now a respected police detective. I kind of felt sorry for him after learning about the circumstances that had shaped his life. But the one good thing to come out of it all was someone he wouldn’t be without.

Camryn is feisty and stubborn and doesn’t want to be hurt again. Will she finally listen to what he has to say? I hope so! Can Trystan make her listen? Will these two characters get their happy ending? Second chances don’t come around too often. So I say, grab it while you can!

There were some great characters in this book, I especially loved Hunter. I sincerely hope we get to hear more from him in the future. My last mention before I leave is for the cover of this book. Simply stunning and Hot Hot Hot. Well done and congratulations on your debut novel. Something to be proud of!

RELEASE BURST ~ LOVE ONLINE by Penelope Ward is now available with all fine retailers

A Stand-alone Contemporary Romance Novel by NY Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author, Penelope Ward


LOVE ONLINE is now available with all fine retailers

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

We met in the least likely of places. It started out innocently enough. I was “ScreenGod” and she was “Montana,” but of course, those weren’t our actual names, just the virtual cloaks we hid behind.

Logging in at night and talking to her was my escape—my sanctuary.

Her real name was Eden, I’d soon come to find out.

From the first time we connected online, I found myself transfixed.

She was an addiction.

At first, we knew nothing about each other’s real identities…and she was adamant that we keep things that way. Anonymity had no effect on our unstoppable chemistry, though. If anything, it allowed us to open up even more in ways we may not have otherwise.

Eden was funny, intelligent, gorgeous—everything I’d ever wanted in a woman.

But I couldn’t really have her.

I had accepted things would have to stay the way they were—until the day I found a clue that led me straight to her.

So I took a chance.

And that was when our love story really began.


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I am so pleased I went into Love Online blind. Wow, this is like no romance I’ve ever read before! Overflowing with surprises, the storyline couldn’t have been more original, Ward’s character development was spot on and the dual narrative worked like a dream. But what Penelope delivered and is right up my alley was the dialogue. Sassy blurb abounds, making it a fast-paced read which I sailed through in one sitting.

Ryder McNamara. Irresistible and terribly considerate, he’s got everything going for him. But what I really liked about Ryder is he’s not your typical rich mucho macho hero. Nor does he have a complicated soul. Don’t you just love a drop-dead gorgeous guy who owns his feelings regardless of the complications! Well, if so, you’re in for it! Fulfilling his empty life, making it complete meant the road he’d been taking wasn’t enough. At the beginning of his story, the author teased me with a scenario, giving the impression of unrest and although it seemed feasible, I was left me hanging for more. Thus said, later it became clear that he needed to divert his attention elsewhere. What he does isn’t exactly a means to an end either, and could easily have its repercussions. But…and the huge BUT here, if there weren’t one obstacle he’d have to contend with, there seemed to be a dozen more lined up. I talk about his insistence with delicacy since he’s not one to give up once his mind’s made up.

Montana. Wow, what a really lovely gal she is! Making ends meet means having two jobs. One of them I never ever expected and I hope I’m not letting on but as the title implies, has everything to do with being online. I felt she was too young to shoulder such huge responsibilities; however, every single day with a smile on her face she gets her act together. Sorry ladies, not telling you what it is but I will say this: having accepted her fate a while ago brought home to me that whatever the expectations one has or circumstances one’s in, a strength of character to carry on is crucial. Montana has precisely that.

Ladies, these two will steam up your eReader! Not only are they on the same emotional level, but the sexual tension throbs off the pages. Them being totally sincere with each other melted my heart and is paramount if their relationship is going to move forward. But is a deep understanding and respect enough for them to get their happy ending? Did the twist in the story give me a reason to be worried? Want to find out? One-click!

For me, Ward’s stand-alone novel doesn’t have two protagonists, but three! Now then, they’re not a third wheel or even on the sidelines. You’ll see for yourselves that their well-being is first and foremost for Montana and Ryder and why I was bowled over by such an unforeseen relationship. The texts. Gosh! To say I laughed my head off would be putting it mildly. All the feels ticked my boxes and Ryder’s advice, ooh my…simply cracking! It’s not an overly angsty read; nonetheless, I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope you do too.

Normally, I get carried away with my reviews. This one I’ve had to cut short since I have no wish to spoil it for you. Sweetness flourishes, emotions kicked me in the backside and because I am a romantic at heart, all I can say to Ward is Bravo!


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Needing a few seconds to prepare, I closed my eyes the moment I knew he was about to turn on the camera.
I don’t know why I was so afraid to see him. Maybe I was worried his looks would somehow change the way I viewed him. I hated that I’d even had that thought. I didn’t want to be unattracted to him physically because I was so very drawn to him in every other way. Shouldn’t those be the ways that mattered? I was scared I would somehow feel differently about him, and he deserved better than to be judged on his physical appearance.
“You can open your eyes,” he said.
My heart felt like it was pounding out of my chest.
Here goes.
One, two, three…
When I saw him right in front of me, my mouth fell open.
Oh my.
Oh wow.
Big, glowing eyes. Perfect nose. Stubbled, angular jaw. Full lips. Strong arms. I just kept blinking because I couldn’t believe my eyes. He looked like a model or a movie star. A rush of insecurity hit me.
Is this a joke?
No, it wasn’t.
It was really him.
Oh my God.
The lust consuming me made me feel almost guilty. But I was so damn relieved that he was truly as beautiful on the outside as I believed him to be on the inside. He was almost too beautiful, if there were such a thing.
He looked nothing like the vague image I’d formed in my head, which was sort of like a silhouette without a clear face but with a brown beard, kind of like a hipster. Not sure why I’d pictured him like that. It was kind of funny how off base I was. This was not what I’d been expecting. Because how could someone so thoughtful, attentive, creative, and considerate be so strikingly handsome that he made me speechless? And it was clear now that his sexy voice absolutely fit him.
“You’re…” I hesitated.
“Oh shit.” He laughed. “What are you thinking?”
“No. No, no, no. Nothing bad at all. I just don’t even know how to articulate it. You’re…beautiful, Ryder. Absolutely beautiful.”
He let out a breath. “And you’re…handsome, Eden. Very handsome.” His impish grin was so sexy.
I chuckled. “I know beautiful is an odd term for a man, but you are. All this time you’ve been hiding from me when you’re drop-dead gorgeous. Why?”
“You really did think I was ashamed of my looks, huh?”
“Well, I’d be lying if I said that didn’t cross my mind. I wondered if there was something you were self-conscious about. That always made me a little sad. But it never mattered to me, because I’ve been connecting with you on a deeper level.”
“I think that’s exactly why I didn’t want to change things,” he said. “Why fix something if it ain’t broken?” When I fell silent, he asked, “What are you thinking?”
A nervous energy overtook me. “Nothing. I’m…still just taking you in.”
“Okay. Let me know when you’re done so I can stop sucking in my abs.”


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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over one-point-five million books sold, she is a twenty-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels.

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