Friday, December 14, 2018

Cover and Excerpt Reveal! Deke (Fake Boyfriend #3) by Eden Finley

Release Date: January 9, 2018
Cover Design: Kellie Dennis / Book Cover by Design


Word of advice: don’t come out to random guys in public restrooms. Even if they’re charming and adorably nerdy and offer to help. My family believe I can’t be happy if I’m not out to the world. I have a bitter ex-boyfriend and an unstable NHL career to show for it. A fake boyfriend seems like an easy and quick solution to get my family off my back, and this guy is volunteering. I take him up on it without asking his name. I really should’ve asked for his name. Lennon Word of advice: learn how to introduce yourself properly. In my defense, I don’t recognize Ollie Strömberg right away. I cover football, not hockey. I’m not supposed to see him again, and he’s never supposed to find out I’m a reporter. That all changes when my editor reassigns me. It’s a lesson I should’ve learned by now. Nothing’s changed since high school. Jocks still hate nerds. But even worse, athletes hate journalists. Especially ones who know their secret.  





“You want to watch a movie or something?” Ollie asks.
“A movie?” The bedside clock reads well past midnight, and I should go back to my hotel and get some sleep. Do I move to do that though? Of course not, because I always do questionable things around Ollie, starting with offering to be his fake boyfriend for a family dinner. “What about your roommate?”
“I’m allowed to have gay friends, Lennon.” His eyes seem uncertain, as if he doesn’t quite believe himself. “Or, I dunno, tell him you’re writing another article.”
This is walking a fine line, and I get the feeling if I stay, shit’s gonna get messy.
“I could stay for a movie.” Apparently, my mouth decides to send a big fuck you to the warnings running through my head. “What’ve you got?”
He taps away on his screen and pulls up a selection.
“Should’ve pegged you for an action, no brains needed, type of guy,” I say.
“Fine then.” He taps some more and pulls up a different folder filled with titles like Donnie Darko, Sin City, and Get Out.
“Ugh. Way too far the other way,” I complain.
“Are you the Goldilocks of movies? Here, look for whatever you want.” He passes me his tablet.
I scroll through the genres in his movie file, clicking on a few things but going back to the main folder seconds later. Ollie makes impatient noises, which makes me even pickier. He’s kind of hot when he’s snarky.
When I scroll down further, a folder catches my eye labeled in capital letters: PORN. “Good to know you don’t even try to hide your stash.”
I jokingly go to click on it, but he must think I’m actually gonna do it. A large hand wraps around my wrist, his grip firm but not painful, and I laugh.
“Calm down. As interested as I am to open it, it’s kind of like Pandora’s box. There could be clown porn in there or something, and then you’re not the one who’d be scarred for life.”
“Clown porn?” he asks while practically choking.
“There’s some really weird shit out there.”
He lets go of my hand. “What I want to know is what you’ve been looking up if you landed on clown porn.”
“It started out looking at guys in drag, and it went downhill from there.”
Ollie pulls back as if contemplating that. “Drag queens, huh? Is that your thing?”
“Oh, we are so not getting into this.” And I’m so not confessing the drag thing was out of curiosity. My true fantasy is jocks. Exactly like him. Not going to tell him that either. “You won’t let me see your collection, so you get nothing from me.”
He thinks about it for a moment before turning to me. “Well, now I want you to look. I feel like I need to defend my porn choices.”
Is he seriously suggesting I watch his porn? With him … like … right there?
The smug challenge in his eye almost has me pushing the button, but the slight blush on his cheeks makes me think he’s bluffing. God, I want to know what he’s into …
No! Bad Lennon.
That would only add to the conflicting feelings I already have for Ollie.
The icon mocks us as we stare at it, and then each other, and then away. God, we’re pathetic.
I click on the folder labelled Classics just so we can get away from temptation. My entire face lights up. “Wait. You think Thor is a classic? Where are the real ones like Cool Hand Luke and The Princess Bride? This is even more disturbing than your porn choices.”
“Hey, you never saw my porn choices.”
“I’m still going with clown porn.”

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About the Author

Eden Finley is an Amazon bestselling author who writes steamy contemporary romances that are full of snark and light-hearted fluff.
She doesn’t take anything too seriously and lives to create an escape from real life for her readers. The ideas always begin with a wackadoodle premise, and she does her best to turn them into romances with heart. With a short attention span that rivals her five-year-old son's, she writes multiple different pairings: MM, MMF, and MF. She's also an Australian girl and apologises for her Australianisms that sometimes don't make sense to anyone else.  

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Release Blitz! Claimed (Wolf Essence #1) by Michelle Corchis

Title: Claimed
Series: Wolf Essence #1
Author: Michelle Corchis
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: December 12, 2018
Mya never wanted to be the center of attention, however her luck ran out when she landed at the Howl, owned by none other than the resident pack alpha, Cade James.
The pack becomes her captors, salvation and destiny all rolled into one. 
Will she accept what is before her or run out of fear of losing not only her life but her heart to the handsome and commanding leader that breaks down her barriers bit by bit. 
***This book contains strong adult situations and language, intended for adults only**

To Michelle there’s no better place than between pages of a book. Growing up, she had a passion for reading science fiction, music, and anything that was creative. Someday, she thought there would always be a place for her “In the Final Frontier”.
After some thought, Michelle decided to live out her fantasy world through her stories. Always remember, when life throws you a curveball, all you need to do is fly away to another world in the pages of books.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

New Review! Wicked Origins by Paula Black 5 Cranky Stars

Wicked OriginsWicked Origins by Paula Black
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

Take what you know about the land of Oz and ball it up. Toss it in the trash and light it on fire for safe measure. It’s been so long since I’ve read the original book, but I’ve seen the movie (yes I know it’s not the same) and this isn’t it. It’s different and unique but the story is still the same in a sense. Names have been retained and there is still the famous yellow brick road which leads our characters on some harrowing journeys. It’s a YA tale of family and love.

Dorothy is a teenage girl with an abusive past. She blocks all feelings and seeks them in the wrong way, yet she doesn’t go all the way if you catch my drift. She lives with her adoptive family and has a cute dog named Toto. When a tornado appears, she’s whisked off to a make believe land in her hatchback with Toto in tow. It’s here she lands on the witch and in a tribe of cannibal munchkins. Not the cute ones from the movie that sing you songs about lollipops. It’s here she encounters 3 shifter brothers who become her savior and a pair of shoes she wants nothing to do with. As they go on their journey to find a way home for her, they start to develop feelings. Chimmy our crow is sweet and kind Joon our wolf is a protector and closed off and Gin is our lion who is the caretaker. She starts to display what the shifters call the telltale signs that she is choosing them as her mates. When her skin starts to turn green, she becomes increasingly concerned and torn. She wants to go home but why? These boys feel like home to her.

Ok cannibal munchkins! They would eat anyone and anything which isn’t good. Oz the great and powerful is a manipulative jerk. I love Joon. Guess I’m a sucker for the strong silent type. This was so different than my normal read. I read it in a day and a half. Heck I even tried to read while I was cooking dinner which I don’t suggest. From poppy fields to trees that are venomous this story has something for everyone.This book was the story building to what is going to hopefully be an amazing series. Wicked Origins is proof that a pair of shoes can change your life….and help you find the family you so very much deserve.

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New Review! Untrainable by Jamie Schlosser 4.5 Cranky Stars

UntrainableUntrainable by Jamie Schlosser
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 Cranky Stars

What could possibly happen when a reality tv washup and a runner up on a talent show collide? Lots and lots of laugh out loud moments and parts that make your heart swoon. Seriously it’s a match made in heaven.

Hadley was a runner up on a talent show where she did tricks with her dog Matilda. She’s an animal lover through and through and could have used that money. When her agent comes to her about a reality show with Theodore Legend and she is to “train” him to be a better person she thinks this is all a joke. When she agrees and meets Theo she feels their instant connection. She starts to train him like a dog with a water bottle and positive reinforcement and treats of homemade pie.

Theo is trying to shake (pun intended) the title of Theo-Dog. He peed on a fire hydrant in a drunken rage and it has followed him since. When he sees Hadley on TV he is drawn to her and does some light stalking. He even proposes a show idea with her and it is approved. Now he has to try and be a better version of himself for Hadley, but Theo is very self-destructive and self-sacrificing when those he loves are in trouble.

I will say this book was an interesting. I mean I would never think to put a washed up destructive reality tv star and a dog trainer together but it works. They are so darn sweet together. To watch them fall in love is cute. Her squirting him constantly with a water bottle like a bad cat is rather funny and oddly affective. Maybe I should try that on my kids and husband. I like that he was redeemable and mended fences. The prank wars at her family house were hilarious and that potato bar sounds like something from my dreams. This is my second book by this author and she is quickly becoming a go to for laughs and heartfelt moments that make me sigh with happiness.

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New Review! Selfish for Love by A.D. McCammon 5 Cranky Stars

Selfish for LoveSelfish for Love by A.D. McCammon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

What a fabulous book. This is no ordinary romance story, the author has a unique talent in twists, turns and suspense.

It starts with Catelyn, in present time, with Lawrence in a carpark and him walking away from her. Then we jump back three weeks to Cat going to life long friends, Carolyn and Robbie's house because their father was dying. Cat had spent most of her child hood with this family. Cat sees Lawrence for the first time in ten years, Lawrence being her first true love even though she was in a relationship now with Steven. It sends her head into a bit of a spin.

The book stays in this time period for a while then jumps back 20 years to where it all began!!! Cat, Carolyn and Robbie were inseparable. Robbie has a huge crush on Cat which is not reciprocated by Cat as she saw him as a brother. Then Lawrence is added into the mix and sparks of emotion fly!!!! The book then jumps back less and less years from the present telling of the very mixed up teenage feelings of them all. Lawrence ends up moving away with his mother after the break up of his parents marriage, his mum was black and his dad was white. Cat is heartbroken and writes to him every day, then every month after receiving not one letter back she gives up. After so many years Lawrence ends up moving back and now had to face his friends and Cat.

There is so much in this book love, loyalty, suspense and betrayal. What everyone expects at the end of a romance story is a happy ever after, in this case you don't have an idea how it will all turn out to the very end!!!!!!!

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