21 January 2017

Releases this Week - Gravity

I'm a sucker for a second-chance romance and am looking forward to getting my hands on Lily's and Trevin's story...





Gravity
by Lauren Runow


Gravity is not your normal, sweet romance of childhood friends to lovers. Spanning over twenty years—it’s raw, it’s real, asking the question if soul mates really exist.

Lily
At eight years old, the boy next door changed my life. He was the force pulling me toward him despite our differences. It was like magic.
We understood each other, supported each other and in the process became everything to each other.
But in chasing Trevin’s dream, I lost myself along the way.

Trevin
Through tremendous heartache, she was there. Through fame and fortune, she was there. Loving Lily was the one thing I got right.
Eclipsing her in my shadow, I took from her until she was empty. Now I must do anything to prove I can be the man she wants, no, the man she deserves.


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20 January 2017

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Dear Agony
by Georgia Cates
 


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Dear Agony,

You've been my shadow, following me through childhood—filling my days and nights with terror and uncertainty. You cleverly disguised yourself as some form of pain or suffering as I grew into a young woman. We were unwavering companions … until I severed our ties.

I traded homelessness on the streets of New Orleans for a luxurious bed covered by the finest linens.

I traded dumpster diving for dinner in the finest restaurants.

I traded myself to a stranger—Bastien Pascal.

I have a good life within my platonic and mutually beneficial companionship with Bash.

He’s my friend. My mentor. My roommate.

Until everything changes.

I’m not supposed to get goosebumps when his hand brushes my skin.

I’m not supposed to be eager for his soothing touch following one of my nightmares.

I’m not supposed to think about what might happen if I reached out to him in the darkness.

Falling in love with him? Preposterous . . . unavoidable.

Agony, why are you back with a vengeance to rob me of this life I’ve come to love so dearly?

I’m finally happy. Don’t ruin this for me.


Always yours,

Rose


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In this epic love story, Dear Agony forges a connection between an unlikely pair—a beautiful rose entwined in barbed wire and a shipwreck sinking into the darkest depths of the ocean. This agonizing romantic novel poses some gut-wrenching questions: What does a woman do when the man she loves is planning his own demise? And how far will she go to give him something to live for?

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Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.

When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her iPod and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.

Representation: All questions regarding subsidiary rights for any of my books, inquiries regarding foreign translation and film rights should be directed to Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich.


19 January 2017

Review Blitz - EgoManiac

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EGOMANIAC
by Vi Keeland


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The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office.
I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills.
He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.
Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant.
Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all.
Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office. He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated.
Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent.
I was swindled out of ten grand.
The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place.
I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients. But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind.
I never expected my body to react every time we argued. Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.
The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships. And my job was to help people save their marriages.
The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing.
And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.



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What I say: EGOMANIAC is latest contemporary romance from the lovely Vi Keeland (see sassy lady hiding behind book below - tee hee). 

Be prepared to laugh with this one! I laughed *ahem* snorted my way through Drew's one-liners and reading about Emerie's exploits (ladylike as always).

Psychologist Emerie's time in her new swanky New York office is interrupted when a handsome but rude stranger breaks in. Unfortunately for Emerie, the stranger Drew is the real owner of the office and she's been conned out of 10 grand! Ouch! Divorce lawyer Drew is initially unimpressed to find Em in his office but is charmed by her determination and sassy charm and finds himself offering to share the rooms - very out of character for this egomaniac. Their intense mutual attraction goes a long way towards the offer...

Drew is uncharacteristically sweet to Em and I really loved the slow build in their friendship. Drew's innuendos and smutty come-ons made me laugh, but I really enjoyed seeing them support and look after each other. 

I have to admit that Drew isn't the complete arse I was expecting - yes he's cynical but with good reason (don't worry no spoilers here), but he's also considerate (bubble bath anyone?) and caring. I loved seeing him with his family and friends. There were times when I wanted to give Drew an award for epic stupidity but I did understand his motivations even if I didn't agree with them!

In other news I really didn't like Baldwin but we're not meant to - ugh! I really couldn't see the attraction there.

The adult scenes are definitely erm... adult but not too frequent - there's lots of fun and dramatic plot lines. I had Moves Like Jagger in my head throughout these sections.

4 Stars in my Sky!



 

 
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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twelve languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.


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18 January 2017

Waiting on Wed - After the Fall

After the Fall
by Kate Hart









What they say: A YA debut about a teen girl who wrestles with rumors, reputation, and her relationships with two brothers.

Seventeen-year-old Raychel is sleeping with two boys: her overachieving best friend Matt…and his slacker brother, Andrew. Raychel sneaks into Matt’s bed after nightmares, but nothing ever happens. He doesn’t even seem to realize she’s a girl, except when he decides she needs rescuing. But Raychel doesn't want to be his girl anyway. She just needs his support as she deals with the classmate who assaulted her, the constant threat of her family’s eviction, and the dream of college slipping quickly out of reach. Matt tries to help, but he doesn’t really get it… and he’d never understand why she’s fallen into a secret relationship with his brother. The friendships are a precarious balance, and when tragedy strikes, everything falls apart. Raychel has to decide which pieces she can pick up – and which ones are worth putting back together.


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  1. I love discovering new authors.
  2. The feels - it sounds so sad.
  3. The concept = gimme now!




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17 January 2017

Retreat - Review

Apologies for the delay...

★ RETREAT - Getaway #1★
by Jay Crownover




Retreat is the first instalment in Jay's shiny new standalone Getaway series about the Warner brothers.

What they say: These boys are very good at putting the wild in wilderness.
Every once in a while, you need to get away from it all.
I was a woman on the edge, shaken and shattered after a breakup that felt like it tore my entire world apart.
My best friend, sick of watching me drown in misery and melancholy, harassed me until I agreed to go with her on a week-long wilderness retreat.
She promised days spent bonding and getting in touch with our inner badasses. It was supposed to be all about the two of us roughing it and making do with the bare minimum. She assured me we were going to be pushed to our limits in ways that were unimaginable. Neither one of us could have ever guessed just how right she was.
Nowhere in the glossy brochure did it say anything about the fact I was going to have to battle the insufferable but deliciously rugged and sexy trail guide instead of the elements. The brochure also forgot to mention the part that warned when you left civilization behind, there was no place to pack your inhibitions and fears.
I was told that I would be facing a week where the only thing I should expect was the unexpected. However, no one mentioned that I was going to have to fight for my life…and my heart as soon as I ventured into the unknown.
I was a pro at hiding from my feelings but when it came time to face a real threat, one that could change everything, I learned I was more of a no surrender, no retreat kind of girl.
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What I say: I love a surprise realise from one of my favourite authors, even when it's in a genre outside of my normal reading comfort zone. I don't tend to read many cowboy stories, but that's okay because Cyrus isn't a cowboy, apart from of course, when he's totally a cowboy - it's a JC book so of course this conundrum totally works.

Crownover really shakes things up with Retreat. She changes the subjects from her (and our) beloved Denver based troubled tattoo artists to ranch life in the middle of nowhere. The characters are a little older than in most of Crownover's previous books but both Cy and Leo are fun of all the great things we've come to expect from a JC character. 

Cy the not-a-proper-cowboy cowboy is gruff, vulnerable, determined, sexy and brave - he's extremely easy on the eye which always helps. I particularly liked Cy's devotion to his family and selflessness - the dude always puts everybody else first, but once he meets Leo he's determined to have her.

Leo is heartbroken and embarrassed when finds herself shoehorned into going on a back-to-nature holiday with her bestie Emrys, and is unprepared for the drama and romance facing her.

I loved the romance and spark between Cy and Leo but I particularly appreciated the mystery, thriller aspect - it's so different from anything Crownover has written before and really is a treat. There are moments of real darkness packed into the romantic adventure story and I'm looking forward to seeing more of Emrys, Sutton and of course a certain other cowboy...

Oh the drama!

4.5 Stars in my Sky!


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Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Todabestselling author of the Marked Men, The Point, and the Saints of Denver series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she'll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.  


16 January 2017

Happy Release - EgoManiac


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EGOMANIAC
by Vi Keeland


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The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office.
I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills.
He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.
Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant.
Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all.
Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office. He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated.
Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent.
I was swindled out of ten grand.
The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place.
I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients. But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind.
I never expected my body to react every time we argued. Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.
The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships. And my job was to help people save their marriages.
The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing.
And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.



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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twelve languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.


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