Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Release Blitz! Beauty and The Badge by Ella Fox

Title: Beauty and the Badge
Series: Charlotte's Cove #1
Author: Ella Fox
Publisher: Boom Factory Publishing, LLC
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 12, 2019


After being held up at gunpoint, Ashley Colton realizes that life in the big city isn’t for her. She decides to take the biggest risk of her life and move to Charlotte's Cove, the small seaside sanctuary where she’s vacationed every summer since childhood.

Everything falls perfectly into place until her first day of work, where she meets her new boss Tyler Jameson, the chief of police. The chemistry between Ashley and Tyler is instant and powerful, but for reasons of their own, both are cautious about jumping in.

When a woman from Tyler’s past surfaces, Ashley retreats, making Tyler realize that if he’s going to show Ashley she’s the only one who has his attention, then he needs to stop being hesitant and put everything on the line.

Is the badge powerful enough to win the beauty who holds his heart?

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Author Bio

USA Today Bestselling Author Ella Fox has learned a bunch of stuff along the way but the most important of all those things is that anything is possible when you try. In 2012 she took a big leap of faith and published her first book, Broken Hart. Since then she’s written fifteen more full-length books and several novellas– and every one is a reminder that you can live your dream as long as you work for it.

Ella’s favorite things are music, movies, traveling, her dog Mona and, of course, reading. This isn’t a surprise considering the fact that her mom is USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Halliday.

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Aurora Rose Reynolds and her husband, Sedaka Reynolds, created Boom Factory Publishing to use their experiences to expand and promote upcoming and existing indie authors.

With over five years in the industry, and millions of books sold worldwide, we know what it takes to become a successful author and we will use this knowledge to take our authors to the next level.

“As a successful hybrid author in this ever evolving industry, I know that you’re only as successful as the team that is promoting you!” – Aurora Rose Reynolds

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

The Night Weaver was way out of what I normally read, and I couldn’t put it down. The author takes you on a journey right along with Rachel and Dougal with the way she describes what is going on around them. I’m usually one to shy away from books with over descriptive text but when Rachel plunged her hand into that cocoon like tree I felt just as gross as she felt. So, buckle up and plan to dedicate some time to this book. I think it’s perfect for the reader who likes the gritty side of fairies and other supernatural creatures. Reader beware this book might make you squeamish and realize the fair folk are a lot more evil than you imagined.

Rachel notices some strange going ons in her tiny town of Shadow Grove. Young kids are going missing left and right and not a single adult seems to really care. In fact, she starts to notice that some of the adults acting very Stepford Wife her own mother included. When her plucky elderly neighbor suggest she goes through her late fathers’ journals to get a better understanding of what is going on she learns that the forest that no one dares enter is alive and looking for its next victim. It’s on this journey to save the kids and the others she befriends Dougal her neighbor’s grandson, Greg the towns golden boy and who can forget Orion. Rachel’s seemingly mundane life is about to be flipped on its axis and she knows she must save Shadow Grove, her mother and all those missing children.

“The stars may be everlasting, but the most precious things are fleeting and fragile and one of a kind.” I loved this quote! I liked Rachel she was a pretty kick butt chick. She charged in without any hesitation about her safety. She wanted to get those kids back. Dougal was the perfect best friend to Rachel he wasn’t going to let her go alone. Orion surprised me I was unsure about who he was, but he proved to be a decent guy. He may be a fairy but he’s a good one for the most part. He would make a good book boyfriend. A few times I had to go back and re read what I wrote because it seemed to jump to something else but it didn’t hinder the story one bit. I hope that this is the beginning of a series because it should be. I can imagine all the adventures Rachel can go on with these men by her side.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Cranky Stars

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Francis runs an antique shop that was once owned by her mother. Her only friends are two batty old broads one that works with Frannie and of course her precious dog Chandler Bing. This town is all she knows so she stocks her freezer with Lean Cuisine and hopes to get her hands on the next VHS of Sweating to the Oldies. One thing you’ll never see Francis do is curse she has a language all her own. She is totally not your typical 22-year-old woman. When suddenly out the blue as she’s about to sweat to the oldies a man starts beating on her door. She is scared and boy Chandler isn’t having it, but the man breaks in anyway and takes Francis with him. Luca is a con artist and his latest con didn’t go according to plan. When he is tasked with kidnapping a woman and getting her to LA in exchange for his family, he knows he’s about to add kidnapping to his list of crimes. He wasn’t expecting Francis and her wacky ways and her ankle biting dog. She annoys him and he just wants to get them to their destination in one piece. Slowly but surely Francis proves she an asset to his cons and invites her into the fold. He starts to slowly fall for her not expecting what will happen next to be why he was put in Francis path.

Like I said quirky and strange. I think at times Francis annoyed me. I know she was sheltered but man she’s a neurotic mess. Funny at times sure but I guess it takes someone like Luca to put up with her. This book was told from duel points of view of course then we get one weird chapter by an unlikely source and that made me go ok then. The most random things happen to Francis and Luca like skinny-dipping with pot heads and commandeering the Mystery Machine. I can honestly say I’ve never read anything like it. I really liked the last few chapters and I wish the book had more of that. Their road trip is one for the books that’s for sure. I’m happy to say I got to read this gem. Even the goatfather didn’t scare me.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Cranky Stars

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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I was disappointed.

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 Cranky Stars

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A teacher trying to hold on to the school she works in for special needs children from the large development company who want to knock it down.

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