Thursday, January 18, 2018

Release Day Blitz: MIDNIGHT BLUE by L.J. Shen


Midnight Blue, an all-new sexy standalone from LJ Shen is LIVE!

Midnight Blue
Author: LJ Shen
Release Date: January 18th

 It should have been easy.

 I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death.

 I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent.

 The worst part is that I should have known better.

 Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes.

 “Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.”

 Sounds familiar? That’s because it was a headline in a tabloid the second time he got arrested.

 Guess what? I didn’t listen.

 I signed the contract.

 World tour. Three months. Four Continents. One hundred shows.

 My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god.

 Problem was, my soul wasn’t enough for Alex Winslow. He ended up taking my body, too.

 Then he took my heart.

 Then he took my all.

 R E A D   T O D A Y!

 (Free in Kindle Unlimited)

LJShen.jpgABOUT 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 peoples’ 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.

 Connect with LJ Shen:


I've been counting down the days until MIDNIGHT BLUE released so I'm so excited that it's releasing early!

Who else can't wait to read MIDNIGHT BLUE?
Any other L. J. Shen fangirls out there?

Monday, January 15, 2018

Cover Reveal: BEDROOM GAME SERIES by Piper Rayne


I stumbled upon a wonderful romance last year called DIRTY TALKER by an amazing, best-selling writer duo called Piper Rayne, and I'm thrilled to announce that they have an all new series coming out soon! Their books are fun, sexy, hilarious, and an all-around amazing time! 

Their new series, Bedroom Games, is an all-new romantic series of standalones and it's centered around the winter Olympics...and I don't know about you all, but I can't wait to read them! 

The Bedroom Games series will be three books: Cold As Ice, On Thin Ice, and Break the Ice. You can see a mash-up of their covers up above, but if you keep scrolling you can see some blown-up covers of all three, too. 

Now I'm sure you're wondering when you can get your hands on the books in the Bedroom Games Series, so here are their release dates:
  • Cold As Ice: January 29th
  • On Thin Ice: February 12th
  • Break the Ice: February 26th
Keep scrolling to get a peek at all three covers, to find out more about each book, and to find some handy pre-order links! ;) 

COLD AS ICE

Cold As Ice (Bedroom Games #1)
Release Date: January 29th


It may be Winter Games, but the bedroom games are about to begin…

Competing in South Korea on the world stage is hard enough.

Having to spend the entire press tour beforehand with a woman who hates me?
Karma really is a bitch.

While she’s spent the last four years loathing me, I’ve spent them ignoring the guilt that gnaws at my stomach.

All Mia Salter cares about is that I’m her brother’s ex-best friend and it’s her duty to hate me. The funny thing is, I barely noticed her back when she was trying to keep up with us on the slopes. Now, as both of us prepare to go for gold, I’m seeing her in a whole different light—and it involves a whole lotta different positions.

No one said the path to the Olympics would be easy.


P R E - O R D E R   T O D A Y!

All preorder copies include the prequel short story, Iced Out!

ON THIN ICE

On Thin Ice (Bedroom Games #2)
Release Date: February 12th


A sexy SECOND CHANCE Rom-com

Synopsis coming soon!

P R E - O R D E R   T O D A Y!


BREAK THE ICE

Break the Ice (Bedroom Games #3)
Release Date: February 26th


A sexy FRIENDS TO LOVERS Rom-com

Synopsis coming soon!

P R E - O R D E R   T O D A Y!


16992311_724982190996668_775886102802111686_oABOUT PIPER RAYNE

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. You might be wondering if you know us? Maybe you’ll read our books and figure it out. Maybe you won’t. Does it really matter?

We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon-holed into a specific type of story. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it!

All that, AND we thought it'd be a helluva lot more fun if we did this writing thing together!

What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindles full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes, quirky heroines that make us laugh, and lots of sexy times. Here's hoping you do, too!

Connect with Piper Rayne:


As you all likely know by now, I'm a sucker for a great sports romance, so I'm thrilled to hear about this series from Piper Rayne! I've read all of their Single Dads Club Series, which I absolutely LOVED, so I can't wait to start their Bedroom Games Series! These covers are definitely perfect for pulling me in, too! :D

Who else can't wait to read Piper Rayne's Bedroom Games Series?
What do you think of the covers?

Friday, January 12, 2018

Cover Reveal: MIDNIGHT BLUE by L. J. Shen


So, we all have those authors who we desperately stalk on social media to find out as much about upcoming books as we possibly can...and you guys, L. J. Shen is totally one of those authors for me! I'm ridiculously in love with her writing, her characters, and absolutely everything she does...and guess what?!

She has a an all-new sexy standalone coming super soon! In case you hadn't heard, L. J. Shen's next book, MIDNIGHT BLUE, is coming January 21st!

While we all wait for the 21st to crawl towards us...I have the super sexy cover to share...be prepared, this cover is HOT and it's definitely NSFW! ;)


Midnight Blue
Author: LJ Shen
Release Date: January 21st, 2018
Designer: Letitia Hasser at RBA Designs.
Model: Nolan Zarlin
It should have been easy.

I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death. I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent. The worst part is that I should have known better.

Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes. Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.” Sounds familiar? That’s because it was a headline in a tabloid the second time he got arrested.

Guess what? I didn’t listen.

I signed the contract.

World tour. Three months. Four Continents. One hundred shows.

My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god.

Problem was, my soul wasn’t enough for Alex Winslow. He ended up taking my body, too.

Then he took my heart.
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Click on this image to see the full cover!
 

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 peoples’ 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.

Connect with LJ Shen
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What do you think?
Doesn't MIDNIGHT BLUE sound AMAZING? 
And what do you think of this cover?

Monday, December 18, 2017

[Blog Tour Review] TEAM PLAYER: A CHRISTMAS ANTHOLOGY


Hello fellow sports romance fans! Have I got an anthology for you! ;)

Check out this new sports romance anthology called TEAM PLAYER from some amazing romance authors!



 Publication Date: December 14th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance
Source: Received a copy of this anthology in exchange for an honest review.
All opinions are my own.
Click on the image to see an expanded view of the full jacket!
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DESCRIPTION

Hot jocks. We love them all. 

Sexy baseball players. Intense footballers. Sweaty MMA fighters, and sizzling hockey hotties. Score! 

The good news? Eleven bestselling authors have gathered to give you a set of stories focused on the men we love most—sports heroes. We bet you’ll love this thick…book. 

The bad news? The men in these novellas don’t actually exist. 

*This anthology does not contain calories, just eleven original, never-before-seen stories by the following authors: Adriana Locke, Mandi Beck, Charleigh Rose, Kennedy Ryan, LJ Shen, Meghan Quinn, Rochelle Paige, Ella Fox, Kate Stewart, Emma Scott, and Sara Ney. We aren’t responsible for melted devices.
Find the following stories inside: 

Adriana Locke ("Cross" - Fighting)
Charleigh Rose ("Yard Sale" - Snowboarding)
Ella Fox ("Out of Formation" - Football)
Emma Scott ("One Good Man" - Soccer )
Kate Stewart ("Sweeping the Series" - Baseball)
Kennedy Ryan ("Full Court Press" - Basketball)
L.J. Shen ("The End Zone" - Football)
Mandi Beck ("Sin Bin" - Hockey)
Meghan Quinn ("Back in the Game" - Hockey)
Rochelle Paige ("Slapped Into Love" - Hockey)
Sara Ney ("Switch Hitter" - Baseball)

Get your copy and read the TEAM PLAYER anthology today!

(FREE in Kindle Unlimited) 

MEET THE AUTHORS

LJ 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 peoples’ 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.

Connect with LJ Shen:
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Kennedy Ryan


Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who find a way to thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them.

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, 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 Georgia families living with Autism, Kennedy has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR, and other outlets as a voice for families living with autism.

Connect with Kennedy:
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A d r i a n a   L o c k e

A contemporary romance author running on coffee and sticky kisses from my rowdy four little boys.

From Indiana, I’m a true Mid-Westerner. Life, for me, is about family, faith, and food. When I’m not running my kiddos around or having a lunch date of fajitas with my husband (and high school sweetheart), you can find me outside. I love a good sunny day almost as much as I love candy, random quotes, and steamy bad boys in fantastic books.

I’m on nearly every social media platform. Please find me on the ones you frequent – I love chatting with readers.



Connect with Adriana:
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Goodreads | Amazon Alerts | Pinterest | Website

Mandi Beck




Mandi Beck has been an avid reader all of her life. A deep love for books always had her jotting down little stories on napkins, notebooks, and her hand. As an adult she was further submerged into the book world through book clubs and the epicness of social media. It was then that she graduated to writing her stories on her phone and then finally on a proper computer.

A nursing student, mother to two rambunctious and somewhat rotten boys, and stepmom to two great girls away at college, she shares her time with her husband in Chicago where she was born and raised. Mandi is a diehard hockey fan and blames the Blackhawks when her deadlines are not met.

Connect with Mandi:
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Emma Scott



I write romances with flawed characters, characters with artistic hearts: builders, poets, and writers of various makes and models. I love to write book lovers; those who have found refuge, companionship, and escape in books, much as we do in real life. I like realism, honesty, authenticity in storytelling. I love to write about enduring love, soul-deep love, in as real a setting as I can make, but with big smooshy HEAs. I believe in diversity, open-mindedness, and inclusion. I like sweetness mixed with steam, love conquering all, and above all, hope. Love always wins.



Connect with Emma:
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Charleigh Rose


We are a duo of an international best-selling author and a blogger who teamed up to write the taboo, thought-provoking stories we want our audience to have--without filters.

Both Charleigh and Rose are committed to giving you witty, sexy, intelligent novels that will leave you wanting more.

Connect with Charleigh:
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Ella Fox


When she’s not writing, Ella indulges the gypsy in her blood and travels the country. Ella loves reading, movies, music, buying make-up, reading Tmz, Twitter and pedicures… not necessarily in that order. She has a wild sense of humor and loves to laugh. Her favorite thing in the world is hanging out with her family and watching comedy movies.

Connect with Ella: 

Sara Ney


Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.

Connect with Sara:
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Meghan Quinn




A BLONDE AT HEART

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking. 

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!



Connect with Meghan: 

Kate Stewart




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

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Rochelle Page


Rochelle Paige is the Amazon bestselling author of nineteen books. She absolutely adores reading and her friends growing up used to tease her when she trailed after them, trying to read and walk at the same time. She loves stories with alpha males, sassy heroines, hot sex and happily ever afters. She is a bit of a genre hopper in both her reading and her writing. So far she's written books in several romance sub-genres including new adult, contemporary, paranormal and romantic suspense.

She is the mother of two wonderful sons who inspired her to chase her dream of being an author. She wants them to learn from her that you can live your dream as long as you are willing to work for it

Connect with Rochelle: 

MY REVIEW

I tend to try to read anthologies slowly so that I can enjoy all of the stories, and TEAM PLAYER was no exception! In fact, I wanted to enjoy this one even more slowly because it happens to be a collection that's near-and-dear to my heart because of the genre and the fact that it contains a story from one of my absolute favourite authors, L. J. Shen! By now you all probably know I absolutely LOVE sports romances, so it should come as no surprise that I was super excited for this anthology, and I've really enjoyed reading it!

I'm not going to go into each story in specific detail because I personally loved being surprised by them all, but if you like sports romances, or if you've got a soft spot for contemporary romances in general, there's definitely something for you here! There are some good ol' trope favourites, like friends-to-lovers, and second-chance romances, and the stories are all related to various sports, like baseball, basketball, and football! In a lot of cases, I'll admit that I wouldn't have minded a bit more on the sports side because that's an aspect of sports romances that I always love, but even without these stories being sport-heavy I definitely enjoyed every second of the romance in all of the stories! :D

Along with the sports-related goodness, and the classic, favourite romance tropes, this anthology is packed with a bunch of well known romance authors, and if you're a fan of any of them, you'll definitely enjoy this anthology! While the lure of some epic sports romance novellas drew me in, it was L. J. Shen who had me desperate to pick it up. I'm a huge fan of her books, and I loved getting to read one of her novellas here! Most of the other authors are new to me, but I'm really glad that I gave them all a chance because this collection was sexy, riveting, and extremely hard to put down! I did prefer taking breaks between the stories because they're all quite intense to read in one sitting, but I loved every moment of this collection!

If you love romance, have a serious soft spot for sexy athletes, or just want some short, sexy romances with a bit of variety then the TEAM PLAYER anthology is perfect for you!



Who's excited for TEAM PLAYER?
Do you like to read anthologies with your favourite genres or subgenres?
Are you a mega-fan of any of the authors with stories in this anthology?

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Review: MAN HANDS (Man Hands #1) by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

Source: Received an egalley from the authors in exchange for an honest review.
Release Date: December 11, 2017
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Comedy


DESCRIPTION  

He puts the "screw" in screwball comedy...

BRYNN

At thirty-four, I’m reeling from a divorce. I don’t want to party or try to move on. I just want to stay home and post a new recipe on my blog: Brynn’s Dips and Balls.

But my friends aren’t having it. Get out there again, they say. It will be fun, they say. I’m still taking a hard pass.

Free designer cocktails, they say. And that’s a game-changer.

Too bad my ex shows up with his new arm candy. That’s when I lose my mind. But when my besties dare me to leap on the first single man I see, they don't expect me to actually go through with it.

TOM

All I need right now is some peace and quiet while my home renovation TV show is on hiatus. But when a curvy woman in a red wrap dress charges me like she’s a gymnast about to mount my high bar, all I can do is brace myself and catch her. What follows is the hottest experience of my adult life.

I want a repeat, but my flying Cinderella disappears immediately afterward. She doesn’t leave a glass slipper, either—just a pair of panties with chocolate bunnies printed on them.

But I will find her.

G e t   Y o u r   C o p y   T o d a y!


About the Authors

SARINA BOWEN is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Vermont's Green Mountains with her family, six chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.

In 2016, Sarina became a Rita Award winner! The Romance Writers of America honored HIM by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy with Best Contemporary Romance, Mid-Length.

TANYA EBY is a member of SAG/AFTRA. She is a narrator and has over 500 titles to her credit. She also narrates under the name of Tatiana Sokolov for books that are particularly saucy (AKA erotica books). When not narrating, she’s working on her own writing. Check out her books: Easy Does It, Blunder Woman, Pepper Wellington and the Case of the Missing Sausage, Foodies Rush In,  Tunnel Vision, and Synchronicity. She also has a food blog at dips.tanyaeby.com.

Connect to Tanya: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Goodreads | Newsletter

REVIEW

  If there's one form of romantic movie I can never get enough of...it's a romantic comedy, so I'm never shocked to discover just how much I absolutely adore rom coms in book form, too! As soon as I heard about MAN HANDS, I was intrigued! The characters sounded interesting, and the description sounded hilarious! 

Sure enough, as soon as I started MAN HANDS, I knew I was in for a real treat! Brynn was super quirky and I absolutely adored all of her food blogging antics, her love of ball shaped foods, and her "interesting" choice in underwear, but most of all, I loved her personality! I loved seeing her determination and it was amazing to watch her push for what she wanted, and I love, love, loved every single moment she spent with Tom! Their romance was extremely well done...and apart from Tom himself, it was definitely my favourite part of the whole story!

If you can't tell...I LOVED TOM! I'm going to spend at least one paragraph of this review just telling you how much I absolutely adored him. I loved his personality, and his little quirks! He and Brynn were a super quirky pair and I loved that, too! Just like Brynn did, I swooned when he used his power tools, and his strong man hands...hehe seriously. This book really played up the whole power tool, manly-man-using-his-hands angle and I was 100% there for it. I went through a phase where I watched Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and TLC's Trading Spaces mostly for Ty Pennington...so I seriously GOT it. Tom was like an even buffer, super dreamy version of Ty for me, so I was swooning most of this book...add in his chemistry with Brynn and how sweet, thoughtful, and romantic he was, and ladies, I was swooning over this guy from he first time he appeared on the page! 

 I thought the story itself was fantastic! While it wasn't a super heavy story, the romance, characters, and their love were extremely heartwarming and I was constantly laughing, smiling, and fighting to keep a huge grin off my face! Like all great rom coms, MAN HANDS was full of crazy hi-jinks, and Brynn and Tom had some fantastic friends, too...two who will be getting their own story in the new book in this series, MAN CARD. ;) I seriously can't wait for it! I'm super excited for their story, but I also can't wait to get to see bits and pieces of Brynn and Tom through them, too! ;D

Overall, I thought that MAN HANDS was a sweet, sexy, and hilarious read! It’s probably one of the quirkiest romantic comedies that I’ve ever read and I absolutely adored it!!! Brynn and Tom were fantastic and their chemistry was off the charts! I loved that they both had their own eccentricities and I really loved how their relationship built in the story! I'd recommend this one to anyone who loves a great rom com, especially if you also love your main characters with some hilarious quirks! ;)



What do you think?
Does MAN HANDS sound like something you'd like to read?