Cover Reveal! NOT SUITABLE FOR WORK by: Skye McDonald

Not Suitable for Work
Skye McDonald
(Anti-Belle, #1)
Publication date: September 24th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

The competition is stiff. The stakes are high. And what happens on Halloween night is definitely not suitable for work.

Celeste Greene and Ben Addison didn’t realize the internship-to-hire opportunity was actually a contest, but neither of these talented web designers can afford to walk away.

After betrayal destroyed her fabulous life in New York City, Celeste moved home to Nashville, Tennessee broke and broken. Restarting her career is her only goal. An ice queen who drove her partner to cheat can’t even think about friends or fun. Celeste’s talent and desperation should make the competition an easy win—if only she could stop gawking at her rival long enough to concentrate.

Ben Addison doesn’t want to be a corporate climber or live in a high-rise downtown. He just needs a steady paycheck after foolishly investing everything in a pretty face and a shot at a music career. He has no business fantasizing about his competitor, even if she is the most stunning—and guarded—woman he’s ever met.

This contest can’t rival the chemistry between these two, but is the risk worth the reward? With a haunting past and her future on the line, Celeste must decide what she wants, what she needs, and what her heart is really worth.

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Author Bio:

Skye spent a lot of her adolescence dreaming about living in a hip, urban town full of adventures that occurred outside of the local mall. (Hers was Rivergate, in case you know Nashville well!) Now that she’s been living away from Nashville for years, the once sleepy Southern city has become just that place, and she returns to visit whenever she can. Her seven-novel-and-growing Anti-Belle series is centered in her hometown, partly as a homage and partly because these days Nashville is too hip to ignore.

In the real world, Skye is an English teacher in Brooklyn, New York, and has lived there long enough to consider herself a true New Yorker—even though she proudly cheers for the Tennessee Vols (her alma mater) and loves being a GRITS (Girl Raised in the South).

Skye’s philosophy is to live with your heart and mind open. She believes in the beauty of this world and seeks adventure and joy as a daily practice. If “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans,” as John Lennon said, then she’d rather leave the schedule open and let life happen.

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Book Review! FOR ONE MORE DAY by: Mitch Albom

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For One More Day is the story of a mother and a son, and a relationship that covers a lifetime and beyond. It explores the question: What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one?

As a child, Charley “Chick” Benetto was told by his father, “You can be a mama’s boy or a daddy’s boy, but you can’t be both.” So he chooses his father, only to see the man disappear when Charley is on the verge of adolescence.
Decades later, Charley is a broken man. His life has been crumbled by alcohol and regret. He loses his job. He leaves his family. He hits bottom after discovering his only daughter has shut him out of her wedding. And he decides to take his own life.
He makes a midnight ride to his small hometown, with plans to do himself in. But upon failing even to do that, he staggers back to his old house, only to make an astonishing discovery. His mother, who died eight years earlier, is still living there, and welcomes him home as if nothing ever happened..

What follows is the one “ordinary” day so many of us yearn for, a chance to make good with a lost parent, to explain the family secrets, and to seek forgiveness. Somewhere between this life and the next, Charley learns the astonishing things he never knew about his mother and her sacrifices. And he tries, with her tender guidance, to put the crumbled pieces of his life back together.

 

Happy September, lovelies! So this is a super special month here in my readerly universe. September marks the month my brilliant and amazing cousin (who inspired my USF alum Georgia in Meant to be Different) entered this world a couple of dozen years (and some change) ago. So to celebrate the fact she exists, she was given permission to take over my reading list for the entire month WHICH INCLUDES NON FICTION. Listen, y’all, this is what true love looks like.

She started me off with an absolute gem that I can’t wait to share with you guys.

For One More Day is a gripping story despite the slow, meandering pace. This story is told in multiple timelines which is something I love. Our narrator is a vague human who is a former sports writer that hears through the grapevine that the older man sitting at the baseball game is a former MLB catcher (for only a six week stint though) who apparently tried to kill himself.

Yes, you did hear the audible screeching of brakes. Charles “Chick” Benetto has had his issues. Within the first pages of the book as Chick is relaying a few random pieces of his life, you realize what a hot mess of a train wreck this man is. He was an alcoholic who lost jobs and money, was divorced, and was so estranged from his only child that he only knew about his daughter’s wedding weeks after the event when a card showed up in the mail with pictures inside notifying him that it happened.

With no return address.

Yeah, it was cold, but Chick also earned it. The relationship that was the most damaged however, was the one with his mother. Through his childhood he’d “picked” to please his dad and earn favor in the other man’s eyes while neglecting his patient, steady, self-sacrificing mother who positively adored him. Even after his father abandoned their family, Chick still strived to do everything in his power to earn his approval. Thinking, perhaps as kids do, that if he performed well enough, dad would come home.

I say that the fracture between Chick and his mother was the deepest because when we meet Chick, his mother had passed eight years earlier. She died after he spoke to her in anger. After he lied to her. And in Chick’s alcohol fueled depression, his desire to end his own life is amplified by the guilt of not having more time with her, time where he could prove how much he loved and appreciated her.

But rather than his suicide attempt being successful, it transports Chick to a sort of alternate reality. A place where he is given one more day with his mother. A day that opens his eyes, fills in so many blanks, and convicts him for all his vitriol toward her over the years.

The veils are lifted for Chick at the same time they are for the reader and you walk this path with him. All except who the narrator is. It may sound like a simple thing, but friends when, in the final pages, we discover who is behind For One More Day, who is retelling Chick’s story of a supernatural encounter with his dead mother… it truly changes the entire scope of what you’ve just read.

I can not recommend For One More Day highly enough. And stay tuned as I broaden my readerly horizons throughout this month.

Book Review! TIDES OF TIME by: Luna Joya

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A “good girl” witch hiding secrets from her family…

Cami wants a normal life. Or at least as normal as a life in a family of witches can be. She can’t tell her sisters about her violent ex. Or that she broke the first rule of magic to “harm none.” When her youngest sister asks for help unraveling the death of a 1930’s star abused by those she loved, Cami can’t say no. 

A reformed bad boy who doesn’t know his own family’s secrets…

Sam lives for his restaurant and coveted screenplay expertise of Hollywood history. He avoids the entanglements of relationships since even his own parents didn’t want him. But when the enchanting Cami needs his help to crack an unsolved mystery, he can’t resist. The closer they come to finding a killer, the more they crave each other. But someone is determined to stop them.

Can they solve the mystery before history repeats itself?

I made a HUGE mistake when I swiped my finger across the screen to start reading Tides of Time. Mostly because I didn’t have the time to finish it all in one sitting. And it literally made me SO GRUMPY until I could get back to it and lose myself in the magic and wonder of Cami and Sam. Ya know that irritation that you feel when you’re hangry that you can completely identify as irrational, but you can’t help yourself? Yeah, that was me. There were several moments where I was extremely grateful to have a very forgiving boss when I bit his head off. Annnnnnyway…

Let’s talk about Cami, shall we? Okay this is seriously one tough chick. First and foremost, she has survived vet school and is a hair away from having all the certifications she needs. Just GETTING IN to vet school is impressive with, roughly, a 2:1 placement which is basically on par with medical school. Don’t ask me how I know these numbers off the top of my head, it is a long and pathetically boring story. So yeah, clearly our girl is brilliant. But then we add in conversing with animals, having elemental water power/connection, and, oh, did I forget to mention BEING A WITCH and you’ve got a seriously impressive heroine. As though that wasn’t enough, Cami is a survivor of domestic abuse and carries all the strength and scarring that comes with that heroic title.

Cami is also extremely devoted to her family. Which unfortunately can create issues for her. Such as when she has to rescue her baby sister from the edge of a cliff where she has gone chasing after the no-longer-with-the-living-but-not-really-gone Sunny Sol. The positive of this adventure? Cami and her sisters Mina and Delia stop at a restaurant for breakfast because, ya know, experiencing the final days of a former Hollywood starlet and conversing with the water can really take it out of a couple of girls. This particular eatery not only houses replenishing food, but a sexy owner who takes a shine to our brilliant Cami.

We all know (mostly because I say it on repeat) that I love me some broken boys. Now, I definitely had my caretaker spidey senses go up when I very first met Sam because he just carried that weight that I knew meant he went through some stuff. You can absolutely feel when a character is broken. But… all seemed pretty well at first. Right up until Sam and Cami start doing research into Sunny Sol’s life and mysterious death and secrets about Sam’s own family come to light.

Ms. Joya does an exceptional job of world building in a way that sucked me in and wouldn’t let me go. I felt as though I had stepped onto the pages of the book and was in SoCal with Cami and Sam. The descriptions were lush and vibrant and the compelling plot hooked me hard and wouldn’t let me go. Reading through Leslie Sol’s journals brought a tear or two to my eye (just go read so we can commiserate) with the depth of emotion.

And can I just say that a first kiss that is punctuated by a break-in and fire alarm may be my most favorite moment in the world **insert mega heart-eye emoji here**.

If you enjoy paranormal romance or urban fantasy (although be warned if you aren’t a lover of romance, Ms. Joya is a master of the sexy times *fans self*) you absolutely need to grab a copy of Tides of Time A.S.A.P.

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Book Review! DALLIANCES & DEVOTION by: Felicia Grossman

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After two disastrous marriages, beauty columnist Amalia Truitt’s life is finally her own—well, it will be if she can get herself back to Delaware and demand access to her share of the Truitt family fortune. After all, the charity she’s organized for women who can’t afford their own divorces won’t fund itself.

However, not everyone wants her to reach her destination. When her family learns she’s been receiving anonymous death threats, a solo journey is out of the question.

Enter David Zisskind, the ragtag-peddler-turned-soldier whose heart Amalia broke years ago. He’s a Pinkerton now, and the promotion he craves depends on protecting his long-lost love on the unexpectedly treacherous journey across Pennsylvania.

That their physical connection has endured the test of time (and then some) is problematic, to say the least.

In very close quarters, with danger lurking around every curve, with each kiss and illicit touch, the wrongs of the past are righted. But David can’t weather another rejection, especially with his career in jeopardy. And Amalia can’t possibly take a lover, never mind another husband…not with so much depending on her repaired reputation. Not when she’s hurt David—her David—so badly before.

 

Ahhhh I love when I fall madly for a family and get the opportunity to see them over and over again. I have just this kind of chance with Dalliances & Devortion because Oh. My. Gosh. did I ever get a case of the happy, heart sighing swoony with the Truitt family. And now we get a glimpse of the after part of their happily ever after.

Dalliances & Devotion can be read as a standalone, but is a much more fulfilling read if you start with book one in The Truitt series, Appetites & Vices. You can check out my review of it here.

Dalliances & Devotion is yet another brilliant and engaging historical romance from Ms. Grossman.

I am a huge romance lover, but historical romance isn’t my go-to… unless the author is one as gifted as Ms. Grossman. She won me over with book one in her Truitt series Appetites & Vices so I was SUPER anxious to get my hands on this puppy and it did not disappoint.

Dalliances & Devotion stars the daughter of Urs and Jay from Appetites & Vices fame. I absolutely fell in love with Urs (kinda want to be her when I grow up) and her charming counterpart Jay. Amalia manages to embody (quite literally) some of Ursula’s traits such as her resilience and inner strength. She has been thrice divorced which is incredibly scandalous in this time period. She picks herself up after such painful moments and creates a career for herself as a beauty columnist teaching all women how to best care for their hair, skin, and nails. But in her personal life, she draws on her eternal optimism and perseveres in believing that one day her prince will come. Even if deep down she knows she’s already met him…

Enter darling David. We need LOTS of heart eye emojis just for saying the name because I literally happy sigh thinking of him. He is a caring and empathetic male lead which we, sadly, do not see enough of in romance be it contemporary or historical. I adore him and his begrudging ceaseless devotion to the girl he fell in love with so many years earlier.

Amalia finds herself in the crosshairs of a sadistic stalker (think Fatal Attraction boiled bunny kind of stalker, but replace the rabbit with a beheaded mouse) and David is charged with finding who it is with his Pinkerton counterparts. A series of incredibly unfortunate events befall our beloved characters and they find themselves knee deep in survival mode.

I refuse to spoiler ANY of this fabulous roller coaster that is Dalliances & Devotion, not simply because I hate spoilers as a reader, but because you need to experience it for yourself!

Five stars is not nearly enough to encompass Ms. Grossman sophomore release. I can’t wait to read more by this talented author and SINCERELY hope this isn’t the end of the colorful and intriguing Truitt tribe.

Even if you don’t typically enjoy a historical romance, I encourage you to dip your feet into bygone era love stories with one of Ms. Grossman’s works.

Where to find Dalliances & Devotion

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Book Review! WAY OF THE WOLF: RETRIBUTION by: Rebecca Anne Stewart

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My father is dead, and my need for vengeance fuels my every decision and every move. I may not have evidence to prove it, but I know who’s responsible and it’s only a matter of time before I bring them down. 

Roarke is now more determined than ever to prove his worth—not only as the alpha of our pack, but also as my mate. He made it clear our bond will be sealed on the next full moon, and my growing feelings for him make me realize there’s no fighting fate. 

But our pack is in danger, secrets start to surface, and loyalties are questioned. Nobody can be trusted, and it seems our enemies are closer than we thought. 

Now that I know my place in this world, there’s nothing I won’t do to keep my position in the pack and protect those who are under my care. Roarke and I might have gotten off to a rocky start, but soon everyone will know that together the alpha and I… 

We’re a force to be reckoned with.

 

Hello my lovelies! Today I have another book review for you. It’s kinda like Christmas came early, two kickass books in one week!

Way of the Wolf: Retribution is the second in The Wulversons series. If you want to check out my review of book one, Way of the Wolf: Ascension, hop on over here.

I am a huge fan of following a couple through their journey together. I adore epilogues (every book I ever write from here until my fingers fall off will ALWAYS have an epilogue. They are just required) and having the opportunity to pick back up with Cathwulf and Roarke made me giddy.

Unfortunately this isn’t a fluffy, fun HEA extension. There is drama, danger, and intrigue. Oh and a weeeeeeee bit of jealousy flares between Cathwulf and Roarke as a… slightly unstable member of the pack wedges between them.

This book is like an onion people, Ms. Stewart has created a million twists and turns with secrets that are peeled back layer by layer… and possibly evoking a few tears along the way. The suspense in Way of the Wolf: Retribution as Cathwulf seeks to bring justice to the one responsible for her father’s death with grip you by the throat and refuse to let go.

Just as with Way of the Wolf: Ascension, the chemistry between Cathwulf and Roarke is delicious and damn near palpable.

I was definitely left with a few questions in the end and highly suspect that this isn’t the last book for Cathwulf and Roarke.

If you are a fan of paranormal romance, check out Way of the Wolf: Retribution today, but keep in mind this is book two and you need to follow Cathwulf and Roarke from the beginning so start with Way of the Wolf: Ascension.

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Book Review! BEAUREGARD AND THE BEAST by: Evie Drae

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His greatest prize can’t be won in the octagon.

Champion MMA fighter Adam Littrell needs no distractions as he prepares for the fight that will determine whether he retires. But when he opens the door of his swanky Las Vegas home to his new personal assistant, Bo Wilkins, staying focused becomes a struggle.

Aware of Adam’s surly reputation, Bo doesn’t expect to like his new employer, let alone fall for him. But Bo is pleasantly surprised when a shared love of books leads them to study for their GEDs together and plan for a life after their current careers. Adam won’t be able to fight forever, and Bo wants a relationship on equal footing.

But just as their relationship is getting off the ground, the sister Bo raised needs his help, and he drops everything. With Adam’s final match looming and Bo in a different city, reuniting will be the real challenge.

In the interest of completely transparency, I’ll tell y’all straight upfront that the author of Beauregard and the Beast is the Yang to my Grey, the peanut to my butter, the flip to my flop… basically Evie Drae is the best friend a girl could ask for. So, yes, I am naturally her number one fan, but I am also her critique partner and that’s a role that requires an objective point of view to make sure her name is attached to only the best work. Even though this will be an undoubtedly glowing review, it is said with sincerity because Evie Drae is one of the hardest working authors out there who has put in countless hours honing her naturally exquisite craft into the masterpiece you see today.

That said, let’s get to the actual review.

This is definitely a “where do I begin?” type of review because Beauregard and the Beast has SO MUCH to offer I know I’ll miss something and also probably want to kick myself for not leading with a different shining moment, but here goes anyway!

First off, Beauregard and the Beast is a gender bending Beauty and the Beast retelling which basically has me all in just based solely on the concept. Ms. Drae did NOT disappoint in pulling details from the original story, most importantly the library. I did an audible screech when Bo discovered Adam’s library and I might have done a mental Belle twirl. Maybe. Possibly. I refuse to confirm or deny this.

But let’s start from the actual beginning of the story. Beauregard and the Beast follows a well loved opposites attract trope and OHEMGEE are they opposites! Adam “Beast” Littrell is an aging MMA fighter prepping for what may very well be his last, and greatest, championship battle. He finds himself in need of a new assistant and his best friend delivers the perfect candidate, young and nerdy Beauregard “Bo” Wilkins.

Now let me pause for a moment. Because Bo kinda makes me swoony. Yeah, I am completely lusting over Adam’s ripped muscles and mischievous personality, but Bo is a-freaking-dorable. For one thing, if you have known me for longer than five seconds you know I love me a broken boy and Bo has the kind of back story that makes me want to wrap him up in a thick, warm blanket and shove brownies down his throat until he smiles. Shut up, I’m into nerds.

And so is Adam! Our finely chiseled brother is panting all over innocent, geeky Bo from the second they meet. In a welcome diversion from the original tale, Bo isn’t forced to stay in Adam’s employ because of blackmailing or kidnapping (no Stockholm here, baby!) and Adam makes the most of their time together. He not only takes Bo out to experience some of the fun in Vegas that Bo never took part in before, he also asks allllllllllllllll the right questions until he finds out that Bo desperately wants to take his GED. See, our little Bo couldn’t finish high school because he had to care for his little sister Lulu.

I was NOT kidding when I said Bo needs all the cuddles and brownies and warm blankets, people.

Adam himself never got a high school diploma so in a SERIOUSLY precious moment, they set out to study and take the test for their GED together. And precious really doesn’t even come close. They are the CUTEST study partners ever and I might have gotten all heart-eyed and swoony reading that particular part in the plot.

Now, after all that you’d think I would blindly adore Bo and completely explain away any and all things, right? Yeah, no, sorry, wrong. Bo makes a boo-boo folks. A large one. A mega one that made me want to shake him to drop some sense into his larger-than-he-realizes brain. And yet…

I also completely understood why Bo did what he did. Even if my beastly Adam was hurt by it all.

I would like to pause right here and tell you, there is an HEA. There might be a moment where you don’t believe it, but I PROMISE there is an overly satisfying HEA with all the hearts, stars, and rainbows. But I won’t tell you how they got there, you’ll need to read it for yourself and let yourself be lost in the gorgeous world Evie Drae creates with her vivid and envy inducing imagery, her poetic prose, and her downright make you sweat sex scenes.

Basically Beauregard and the Beast is a book you need in your life on every level and you should RUN over to any of the links below to grab a copy today.

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Release Blitz! BEAUREGARD AND THE BEAST by: Evie Drae

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Evie Drae
Published by: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: August 20th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance

His greatest prize can’t be won in the octagon.

Champion MMA fighter Adam Littrell needs no distractions as he prepares for the fight that will determine whether he retires. But when he opens the door of his swanky Las Vegas home to his new personal assistant, Bo Wilkins, staying focused becomes a struggle.

Aware of Adam’s surly reputation, Bo doesn’t expect to like his new employer, let alone fall for him. But Bo is pleasantly surprised when a shared love of books leads them to study for their GEDs together and plan for a life after their current careers. Adam won’t be able to fight forever, and Bo wants a relationship on equal footing.

But just as their relationship is getting off the ground, the sister Bo raised needs his help, and he drops everything. With Adam’s final match looming and Bo in a different city, reuniting will be the real challenge.

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Adam scrubbed both hands over his face and stifled a groan. He glanced at Bo, who sat on the floor opposite him at the stone coffee table, frowning at the workbooks spread before him. His pencil tapped in an irritated rhythm against the pages.

Everything about Bo’s concentration and drive to succeed during this grueling cram session drove Adam to the brink of insanity. Not out of jealousy, even though his own abilities paled in comparison to Bo’s, but because his passion, resilience, and dedication were so goddamn sexy.

Over the past month, Bo had blossomed under the stress that weighed Adam down. His excitement was palpable. It lit up the room and lifted Adam’s spirits unlike anything else. Anytime he wanted to give up, one look at Bo would ease his frustrations and remind him why he’d committed to this in the first place.

Because it meant the world to Bo.

“You feeling as fried as I am?”

Bo’s frown deepened into a scowl. He dropped his pencil and met Adam’s stare. “Who cares how much Jack spent on his new car? And why does it matter that it was $2,400 less than five times the $5,000 selling price of his old one? What benefit does the ability to figure this out provide for my future?”

Chuckling, Adam tucked his thumb under the cover of his book and flipped it closed. Getting his GED might be a dream come true for Bo, but that didn’t mean he was immune to the stress. He just handled it better than Adam because it came with a prize at the end. One that meant much more to Bo.

“I’m sure they’d say all this ‘knowledge’ adds to our critical thinking skills or some shit like that.”

“I don’t think my critical thinking skills have any more room to grow. I’m at capacity.” Bo moaned and let his forehead drop to the table. “I’m too old to learn high school math. My brain doesn’t work that way anymore.”

The mutual teasing about the gap in their age hadn’t let up with time. In fact, as they grew more comfortable together, the razzing only increased. There was no doubt Bo’s remark had been meant as a proverbial jab to his elderly ribs.

Adam stretched his leg under the table and gave Bo’s bent knee a shove with his foot. “Watch it with the ‘too old’ comments, pipsqueak. How do you think I feel? At least you’ve been helping Lulu with her homework all these years. Keeping your exposure level up. The last time I gave any of this shit a second thought, you were still in diapers.”

“I was not.” Bo’s head whipped up and his eyes flashed with mock indignation. “Are you trying to say I was still wetting my pants at six years old?”

A bark of laughter rose up Adam’s throat. “Your addition’s a little off there, Einstein. By your calculations, I was taking freshman math at nineteen.”

“Nuh-uh. You would’ve been fourteen or fifteen. Which means I would’ve been….” Bo tapped his pencil against the thick black upper frame of his browline glasses. His head tilted as his clearly overmathed brain struggled to work out the simple equation.

“If I was fifteen, you would’ve been at the terrible-two stage. As stubborn as you are, I bet your folks knew better than to try and potty train you early. So, yes, my guess is you were definitely still pissing your pants the last time I did high school algebra.”

Bo’s jaw sagged. His mouth opened and closed a few times as his brows drew together. “Jeez. You really are old.”

Before Adam could retort with an exaggerated show of offense, Bo shot him one of his patented belly-twisting, heart-stopping grins. Adam huffed out a calming breath to get himself under control before returning the smile. “Whataya say we call it quits a bit early tonight? We’re a month into this miserable shit. Halfway done. I’d say that calls for a celebration.”

“A celebration?” Bo squinted his eyes. “I need more information before I agree to anything. You’re a man who can’t be trusted with surprises.”

Adam let his wrist go limp before pointing to his chest. He popped his brows and drew back his chin in faux shock. “Who, me?”

“Yes, you.” Bo glowered. “If you aren’t ruining my beautiful new clothes with sticky fake blood, you’re assaulting my ears with crappy music, or landing me on the wrong side of a grumpy bouncer. My tailbone is still bruised from that behemoth throwing me out on my backside.”

Guilt pinched Adam’s stomach. He hadn’t meant for Bo to get tossed out of his favorite club the previous weekend. He was so used to waltzing through the entrance of 1 OAK at the Mirage unchecked—the velvet rope lifted and his path cleared without question—that he hadn’t considered his tagalong would warrant different treatment.

“Okay, okay, fine.” Adam harrumphed. “No surprises. How about plain old dinner? We could hit up Giada for old time’s sake.”

Bo slammed his workbook shut and smirked. “I’m game, but only if there’s no fake blood in my immediate future.”

Adam held up his trusty three-finger Boy Scout salute. “On my honor.”

“I should get my head examined for trusting a curmudgeon like you not to tell a lie.” Rolling his eyes, Bo rose to his feet. “Come on, old man. Let’s get some food.”

 

Author Bio:

Evie Drae has won first place in seven Romance Writers of America® competitions and is a double finalist in the 2019 Golden Heart®. She landed her literary agent Eva Scalzo from Speilburg Literary following a dual win in the 2018 RWA® Heart to Heart.

She loves encouraging her fellow writers and started the #writeLGBTQ and #promoLGBTQ hashtags on Twitter to support LGBTQ+ authors and allies. She is married to the love of her life, is the mother of three fur babies, and runs almost entirely on coffee and good vibes.

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Release Blitz! WAY OF THE WOLF: RETRIBUTION by: Rebecca Anne Stewart

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My father is dead, and my need for vengeance fuels my every decision and every move. I may not have evidence to prove it, but I know who’s responsible and it’s only a matter of time before I bring them down. 

Roarke is now more determined than ever to prove his worth—not only as the alpha of our pack, but also as my mate. He made it clear our bond will be sealed on the next full moon, and my growing feelings for him make me realize there’s no fighting fate. 

But our pack is in danger, secrets start to surface, and loyalties are questioned. Nobody can be trusted, and it seems our enemies are closer than we thought.

Now that I know my place in this world, there’s nothing I won’t do to keep my position in the pack and protect those who are under my care. Roarke and I might have gotten off to a rocky start, but soon everyone will know that together the alpha and I…

We’re a force to be reckoned with.

 

Check back next week for my review of this brand new release!

 

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Book Review! DEATH ON LINE ONE by: T.K. Barber

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On a scale of one to dead, Stephanie’s date with the mysterious, uber-sexy Theo ends at a six–as in ‘feet under.’ 

She’s the country’s premiere online matchmaker, but Stephanie’s own love life is a disaster. So, when ‘Death’ phones her for a date, she knows her mom, a fading Hollywood starlet with bucket loads of free time, is taking yet another stab at her self-imposed spinster status. And the best way to get back at a meddling parent? Do the exact opposite of what her mom expects. Date on.

Greek primordial, Theo, is at breaking point. Loneliness and boredom are sorry bedfellows, and walking the newly departed to their final door drains him. Then he gets Stephanie’s soul call. He’s certain she’ll have good advice for him before her time is up, but . . . she wants a date?

What follows is nothing short of mythical.

Sizzling chemistry, near-miss accidents, soul-changing travel, a magical gown, and a wine bar full of secrets: god-powers are at work for Steph, but her death is inescapable, sending Theo into a downward spiral that threatens reality itself.

But Stephanie’s end is just the beginning . . . and it’ll be her job to prove . . .

It’s never too late for love.

 

Good Wednesday morning (yes, I know it is Thursday, bear with me) a frickin’ day late. Because that is just so on brand for me, why not?

Today’s, clearly late, book review is a paranormal romance by debut author T.K. Barber. This is a mega exciting review for me because I have been privileged enough to read a few of Ms. Barber’s works (pay attention to her for updates on all the MANY releases she has coming down the pike) and fall hopelessly in love with her poetic way of writing and fresh descriptions.

Death On Line One is a unique paranormal romance. Why unique? So many PNR’s I come across are centered on vampires, werewolves, shifters… you get my drift, you know what’s out there. And those are all PNR’s that I love, but I truly adore nothing more than a totally new take and that is what Death On Line One offers as a story inspired by Greek mythology.

Full disclaimer, I adore mythology. It is seriously an obsession of mine so I was beyond excited to read Death On Line One and Ms. Barber delivered in spades… even though we start with Steph who has nothing at all to do with mythology. She is just your basic girl with a complicated relationship with her mother (who doesn’t have that?) and a successful matchmaking service… despite the fact she herself may be considering the crazy cat lady lifestyle.

Until her phone rings.

She assumes the sexy voice on the other end is yet another set-up courtesy of her former starlet mother. Especially once he tells her that he is Death.

Wait… WHAT?

Yes, folks, Death (aka Theo) was calling and he wanted a date. Before you judge, let’s be honest, we’ve all had worse offers.

Their whirlwind—because time waits for no man, not even a Greek primordial—romance culminates in Steph’s demise, the real reason Death was calling her. But the love they found has offered a light. If Steph is willing, she can try to overcome three trials to find a happily ever after with Theo. One that will never end.

But she has to weigh that heavily in her own mind. Are the emotions following their one night together worth the heavy toll the trials will take on her? Can she trust in what she has found with Theo enough to withstand whatever is thrown at her?

That, my friends, you will need to read to find out for yourself.

If you like paranormal romances, you need to run, not walk to the nearest electronic device you have available and one-click Death On Line One NOW.

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