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Book Review: The Boardwalk Bookshop

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  When fate brings three strangers to a charming space for lease on the California coast, the Boardwalk Bookshop is born. Part bookstore, part gift shop, part bakery, it's a dream come true for Bree, Mikki and Ashley. But while their business is thriving, their personal lives are…not. Bree, wounded by brilliant but cold parents and her late husband's ultimate betrayal, has sworn to protect her heart at all costs. Even from Ashley's brother, a writer and adventurer who has inspired millions. He's the first man to see past Bree's barricades to her true self, which terrifies her. Mikki has this divorce thing all figured out—somehow, she's stayed friends with her ex and her in-laws…until a new man changes how everyone looks at her, and how she sees herself. Meanwhile, Ashley discovers that the love of her life never intends to marry. Can she live without being a wife if it means she can have everything else she's ever wanted? At sunset every Friday on the beach

Book Tour Review: A Vicious Rumor

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  We’re playing a dangerous game, she and I. A Vicious Rumor, the dark and intense bully standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Ivy Wild, is coming May 27th! Lily: The first time I met Tyson Stone, he gave me a bloody nose. He didn’t mean to hit me, he was fighting this other kid, but let's just say I'd take the pain of his fist over his cruelness any day of the week. Five years after this incident, and I'm in his shark tank.  His domain. His kingdom. His prep school.  Freefalling for him is a recipe for disaster, but that's what happens nonetheless.  Then he starts pushing me away for no reason, but there's one thing he forgets.  I'm not one of his disposable flings. I'm worthy, I'm a catch, and if he doesn't realize it...well, then his arch-enemy will.  Dating the guy he hates the most could backfire. But I've always been good at playing with matches.  Tyson: My life is a series of calamities strung together by blood and bad pres

Book Review: The Magic of the Lamp

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  Coming June 24 2022 ! The Tantalising Tales Collection An Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp Retelling A headstrong princess, an ambitious sorcerer, and a forbidden love that could ruin them both… When Princess Jasmine returns home after fifteen years, she's determined not to choose any of the suitors her father has lined up for her. She doesn't need a man to rule her kingdom. Jafar has fought tooth and nail for everything he has and he never sets his sights on something he can't have. Until her. But the princess must marry a prince. When the mysterious Prince Ali enters the palace stirring a curiosity in the princess, Jafar's jealousy is uncontainable. But when the choice before him is love or power, will he fight for the woman he loves or cling to the power he so desperately craves? The Magic of the Lamp is the enticing eighth book in the Tantalising Tales Collection. If you like forbidden romance, sizzling tension and happily ever afters, then you’ll love Lorelei Johns

Book Review: Catch

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  Hunter One look. One touch. One sound of her beautiful voice, and I’m hooked. Like a dream I never want to wake up from, she pulls me in and wraps me around her. Consumed. Driven with need. Fueled by an unrelenting desire to make her mine. One night, I take more than she has ever given before, which only leaves me wanting more. Needing more. Craving more. She’s the one I’ve waited for my whole life. I’ll be damned if I let anyone, including our families, stand in our way. She trusts me. Hungers for me, just like I want only to covet her. Forever. But, there is one twist neither of us see coming. A curveball, no one could ever have ever expected. Still, I hold on tight to her light. She’s my Angel. Something about her, us, makes me feel like I found heaven on earth. She’s my best Catch, and I’m not letting her go. Ever!   My Review This is a sweet, charming and spicy read. Instantly, I felt emotional connections with both Hunter and Rochelle. They both had been dealt some bad cards in

Fated to the Wolves: Uniting the Stars

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  The world of the zodiacs can be a powerful thing. When the stars align, it can bring magic, love, happiness, or heartbreak. For generations, we have been fascinated with learning more and now these authors will be telling their own unique versions of the zodiacs we all know and love and some that might be new to you. When the stars unite, anything is possible. If you just believe. This is a multi author anthology. Stories may come with a trigger warning and end on a cliff-hanger please beware before reading. ✨Join these amazing authors as they explore the Zodiacs! Featuring Stories by: Alexis Taylor, Elizabeth Austin, Rae Tina, A.C. Dawn, Kasey Kaye, C. E. Lashua, Kristin Alexander, Kat Parrish, Yasmin Hawken, Stephanie Hassenplug, Joss Revel, & Beth Hendrix! My Review Review for Fated to the Wolves by Elizabeth Austin If you enjoy shifter stories with HEAT than you will really enjoy this story from this anthology. Even through Tara was meeting Rhys and Alec for the first time, i

Book Review: House of Hades (Seed of Hope)

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  When Hades first laid eyes on the beautiful girl in the fields of wildflowers, he knew he had to have her. Her soul pulled at his inner fiend to steal her away, but he would need help, and he would need to wait until the perfect moment. He knew she was his souls’ mate, but he would have to take what he knew was his. He would drag her to Tartarus to live out her days as his wife, and if she didn’t like it? That would be just fine, Hades was used to taking what he wanted. Persephone had already had the worst day of her life when it ended with the earth swallowing her whole. She had been taken prisoner by a God who could ruin her, just as her mother had been ruined. If Hades thought he would get what he wanted from her he had another thing coming. She would die to hold onto her dignity. As they both fight for control, who will win? Lies, Deceptions, Passions, Love. My Review All I have to say after reading this book is..."Take me now Hades!" All my smut/dark romance reader fri

Book Tour Stop: Toxic Soup + Giveaway

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Toxic Soup by RR Rowley May 23 - June 17, 2022 Virtual Book Tour Synopsis: The Poisoning Must End Toxic waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation has been poisoning the environment, human beings, and wildlife for more than six decades. When her brother dies a horrible death at Hanford, Casey Long, a kayaker and windsurfer by day and bartender by night in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon/Washington, swears to put an end to the upriver contamination. But, how can she possibly take on the entrenched fortress of a facility? After she confides in Little Bear, a bitter Native American fisherman, they contrive a dangerous plan. Joined by a peculiar mishmash of collaborators, they risk everything to save the environment and achieve justice for all injured parties, past and present. Book Details: Genre: Environmental Thriller Published by: The Wild Rose Press Publication Date: April 11, 2022 Number of Pages: 272 ISBN: 1509241167 (ISBN-13: 978-1509241163) Book Links:

Book Tour Review: Last Love part of The Love Duet

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  ★✩★  NEW RELEASE  ★✩★ Last Love Book 2 in The Love Duet By Xavier Neal Hosted by DS Book Promotions   𝘼 π™Ÿπ™–π™¬-𝙙𝙧𝙀π™₯π™₯π™žπ™£π™œ, π™¨π™šπ™˜π™€π™£π™™-π™˜π™π™–π™£π™˜π™š π™§π™€π™’π™–π™£π™˜π™š 𝙛𝙧𝙀𝙒 π™π™Žπ˜Ό π™π™Šπ˜Ώπ˜Όπ™” π˜½π™šπ™¨π™©π™¨π™šπ™‘π™‘π™žπ™£π™œ 𝘼π™ͺ𝙩𝙝𝙀𝙧 π™“π™–π™«π™žπ™šπ™§ π™‰π™šπ™–π™‘.   AMAZON https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09VK3YM4Q/ Available on Kindle Unlimited   Also available in the Series:  First Love, Book 1:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09VK9SQPY/   The Love Duet Complete Series: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09VLCN9YK/   Blurb: Ryder Collins wasn't always this determined. This optimistic. This devoted. Once upon a time he was fractured. Resentful. Disgusted by his entire existence. So, what happened? He's finally given the opportunity to make things right with his soulmate. Hopefully. (This is the conclusion to The Love Duet)   #firstlove #newrelease #theloveduet #heartwrenching #romance #secondchance #broken #bookish #availablenow #xavierneal #dsbookpromotions   @authorxavierneal @DS_Pr

Book Review: Butter Side Up

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  Butter Side Up: How I Survived My Most Terrible Year and Created My Super Awesome Life  is not self-help jargon; it is edutainment for the soul. Jane Enright’s true story of surviving three life-altering events in the span of twelve months, losing everything, and coming out the other end stronger and more resilient than ever before is compelling and riveting—and full of sage advice for how to do the same. A feel-good story that everyone can relate to and learn from,  Butter Side Up  shows that there can be happiness and joy after unplanned change—and a super awesome life, too. My Review Wow, I was not sure what to expect from this book, but it was not the numerous "ah ha" moments that I had while reading this book. In fact, I was not halfway done before I was taking pictures of quotes and sending them to my mom. It was just what she and I needed.  My mom a few months ago was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. It has and still continues to be a shock and hard to work thro

Book Tour Review: Kingdomless + Giveaway

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  Join Us for this Tour:  May 16 to June 3, 2022   Book Details: Book Title :  Kingdomless (The Evamore Series Book 1) by Michelle Garyfalakis Category :  YA Fiction (Ages 13-17) , 422 pages Genre :  YA Fantasy Romance Publisher :  Self-Published Release date:    January 2022 Content Rating :  PG-13 +M:  There is a scene where our main character is held at knife point and her attacker grabs her breasts without consent. The word 'nipple' is used in this situation. This is the reason for the added "M" in the rating.         Book Description: The remnants of the United Kingdom of Garth, once ruled by the legendary Dynasty of Evamores are in the throes of conflict. Ten years ago, King Wren of the West discovered Raelle washed up on the shores of the Balour Sea, with no memory of the first nine years of her life. She was brought back to the castle and dutifully cared for and cherished by the king and his three older sons. On her nineteenth birthday, the Wes

Book Review: Play or Die

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  Appearances can be deceiving. As a young woman begins to get her life back on track, she is faced with the biggest challenge of her life. A challenge that will either end in her glory or her death. The greatest mistake she made was trusting a new acquaintance and now she is paying the price. Can she survive the yearly torture game of play or die? My Review This is the first book I have read by this author. Wow, what a first introduction. I do enjoy reading gory books. It has been a while since I have read a really gory book. So, I was not turned off by the "games" that Rose, and the other women had to participate in. The mastermind behind it all is a sadist.  I agree with another reviewer that this book was giving me "Saw" and "Truth or Dare" vibes. So, if you are familiar with these movies, you get the idea of the type of torture that Rose, and the other women had to endure but imagine it 5 times even more gruesome. Every level did get more intense. I h

Book Tour Spotlight: The Urban Boys + Giveaway

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Welcome to the book tour for YA Thriller, Discovery of the Five Senses by K.N. Smith! Read on for details and a chance to win one of two $50 Visa gift cards! Discovery of the Five Senses: The Urban Boys Publication Date:  September 15th, 2021 (Second Edition) Genre:  Young Adult Action-Adventure, Young Adult Thriller, Urban Fantasy, Mystery/ Thriller Welcome or unwelcome. Fate has arrived.  “A captivating and poetic tale of mystery, fantasy, and reality tied together by action!” 5-stars, Lars Jackson, Amazon Customer  A suspenseful incident in a forbidden preserve heightens the senses of five friends. Sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell become super-gifts that forever change the world. But furious battles confront the boys as they try to understand their sensory super powers in a race to save mankind. With light beings and mysterious strangers complicating their plight, can the boys defeat the evil Druth before it’s too late?  Get prepared for the twisting and grinding of t

Book Tour: Fate After Fame

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  πŸŽΆπŸ’— NOW AVAILABLEπŸ’—πŸŽΆ π…πšπ­πž π€πŸπ­πžπ« π…πšπ¦πž, a small town, second chance romance, by Amber Kelly is live! One-click yours today! Purchase: https://amzn.to/3jRYIGy Paperback: https://amzn.to/3wzCi4o Add it to your TBR: https://bit.ly/3rF55S1 Blurb: After years of hard work and saving all my pennies while working as Balsam Ridge’s librarian, my dream of opening a combination book store and cafe is finally coming to fruition. Everything is on track until my old high school flame, Nashville’s trouble-making superstar Garrett Tuttle, comes back to town. His wild ways and out-of-control behavior caused his label to send him home while the chatter dies down. Garrett doesn’t know how to lay low, and his arrival turns my world upside down. But I’m not the same broken-hearted girl he left all those years ago, and I’m the only woman on earth who’s not affected by his playboy charm. Can I stand firm or will Garrett’s sweet lyrics make my heart soar again? Small Town, Musician, Se

Sunflower Season Anthology

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  SUNFLOWER SEASON is a charity collection featuring stories (some never-been-published and some old favorites) by over 70 -- that's right -- SEVENTY of your favorite Historical Romance authors. ALL royalties will be donated to humanitarian relief in Ukraine. This set will be released on June 7, 2022 and will only be available for a limited time. Preorder now and enjoy a summer of historical romance! Again, ALL proceeds will be donated to Ukrainian relief efforts. We are not affiliated with any charities but are only doing what we can to provide help for the innocent people who've lost so much as a result of this senseless tragedy. Purchase here Review for Scorned Innocence by Sawyer Quinn I enjoyed this short story from Sawyer Quinn. It had the right amount of spice. Zach and Emma really did heat things up. I like that Zach understood that Emma was not experienced and so he was gentle with her. Thus, when they became intimate, it was a sweet but sexy moment for them both. You

Book Review: Holding You

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  I thought I could control myself. I thought I could have a quick taste. I was dead wrong. One slow dance and a kiss in my empty restaurant was all it took for me to fall for the babysitter. When Eliza Hemming lost her nursing job after saving my daughter’s life, my protective streak took over and I offered her a job. Now she has me wanting things I can’t have. She’s everything I’m not—young, impulsive, and fun. My control unravels with every bite of her lip, lingering touch, and forbidden kiss. Being a single dad and running a business in small-town Havenport is complicated on a good day. I’m just a grumpy forty-one-year-old trying to keep all the balls in the air. Can I juggle everything or will something drop? And if it’s my heart, will I survive the fall? Author’s Note: Holding You is a full-length, standalone, grumpy-sunshine romance featuring a reformed bad boy hero, a plucky heroine, a spicy age gap, and a guaranteed happily ever after. May contain adult language, graphic sexy

Screwed by Torri Heat

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  The Collapse. Otherwise known as the fall of civilization as we know it. You’d think it would’ve taken a lot longer for people to turn on each other. But humans will do anything and everything to sustain their quality of life. Work unsavoury jobs. Take up robbery. Assault. Forced breeding, with babies traded as a commodity. Mila has managed to stay out of reach of the black-market breeders – the Kingsnakes – by living on her own in the woods. Until a routine trip to the city for supplies changes her life of solitude in ways she never expected – and never wanted. Ray never wanted to be a Kingsnake. But caring for his two young sisters means taking extreme measures to keep them from falling victim to the same fate as his captives. Bit by bit he chips away at his soul, protecting his own, keeping food on the table, and still offering a shred of dignity to anyone he can. When Mila shows up at the Kingsnakes’ headquarters, everything changes. The risks Ray takes for his family are scary e