Monday, August 23, 2021

New Review! Dear Mr. Brody (For Him #3) by A.M. Johnson 4.5 Cranky Stars


Dear Mr. Brody (For Him, #3)Dear Mr. Brody by A.M. Johnson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 Cranky Stars

True love met on a dating app and shared a love of The Lost Boys. No not the sweet Keifer Sutherland movie from the 80’s but a book written by Pen Aster. A retelling of Peter Pan with the main characters being gay. Who knew that Donovan’s favorite book would reflect his life? He talked to this guy on the app, and they shared life stories and discussed the fact that Donovan wasn’t fully out just yet. Donovan thought they connected and when it came time to maybe meet, he wondered if he could through with it. Parker was a college student who worked at Pride House. A place for LGBTQ plus teens to have a safe landing place. His life was good but his crush on his professor was a little problematic. This wasn’t the only guy he was crushing on so what was a guy to do?

“I kissed you, knowing the flavor of your ruin.” I mean what more can I say. I struggled to write this review because I was afraid of giving anything away. I still might hide this. I’ve deleted and typed it a million times. I really loved Donovan and Parker. I liked that it was Vans first experience with a man, and it was beautiful. They were both gentle with each other. Heck I even love Marcos. I need a man like that in my life. All in all another awesome heartfelt yet sexy story by A.M. Johnson

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New Review! Loner (The Good Guys #6) by Jamie Schlosser 4.5 Cranky Stars


LonerLoner by Jamie Schlosser
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 Cranky Stars

I'm sad this is the final in an amazing series. I feel this one had an interesting storyline and ugh for a while there in the end I was mad. I went through the stages of grief quickly. I cursed you then I forgave you.

Ethan is Preston and Preston is Ethan. Remember that ok. He has two identities because of his job. When he is tasked with getting Rosie to safety by her mafia boss father he doesn't know the girl he watches while he does yard work at a mysterious house will be the girl he falls for. Rosie has been trapped inside for 7 years minus a stint at a psych hospital. She's been told that she's crazy and the world is crazy and inside is best. One night on a whim she decided now's her chance to escape it all but she didn't realize the man she fantasizes about will be her hero.

I want to say more. Yes they fall in love no there isn't a huge age gap yes they fall quick. Keep in mind that Rosie has no experience in the real world and this is very real to her. Ethan has built some kind of friendship with her in odd ways. They are perfect for each other. This book also gets spicy!!! I liked that mafia boss dad was deep down a good person. I hated mom. I breezed through this book quick and that hasn't happened in a while for me.

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New Review! He'll Be Waiting by Liz Alterman 5 Cranky Stars


He’ll Be WaitingHe’ll Be Waiting by Liz Alterman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

"What if I'm better off never knowing what happened?" Those are thoughts that run through Tess Porter's mind when she wakes up in a hospital bed with broken bones and a fuzzy memory. The last thing she can remember is anxiously awaiting a Christmas break visit from her boyfriend, James Potter.

Her parents are acting strange and nobody will tell her anything. She can't figure out why James hasn't been to visit her, but then she has two visits from him late at night when nobody is around. But, is he really there, is it a dream, or is it hallucinations brought on by the pain medications she is taking?

There was a lot of tension in the book as Tess begins to remember what led to her injuries. Along the way, she also discovers a lot about her parents that might have been better left unknown. When the truth is finally revealed, the horrors that transpired to leave her injured are almost more than she can stand. "Sometimes the only way out of a bad situation is to go straight through it."

This story grabbed me from the first and I just had to keep reading to find out how Tess was injured and what had actually happened. Even though I had part of the story figured out before it was revealed, the story was thoroughly engrossing and very well written and kept my interest up to the end.

The book is full of emotion, grief, acceptance, and all of the struggles that are involved in this process. "There are no safe spaces." Tess meets a young girl who is dying and discovers that some things are still worth living for. "Don't dwell in the darkness. Linger in the light."

Even though I am well beyond the target audience for Young Adult books, I will remember this one for a long, long time. I would recommend it for anyone going through a hard patch, dealing with loss or grief, or just looking for some inspiration. The book is part thriller, part suspense, part romance, and part coming of age. The reader can learn a lot about relationships from this book and also a lot about forgiveness.

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Release Blast! Hers to Claim (The Nightstar Shifters #4) by Ariel Marie



Hers to Claim 

The Nightstar Shifters, book 4

Ariel Marie

Now Available 

A stubborn wolf. A curvy bear. A Sizzling attraction neither of them could ignore.

Mindi Martin wasn’t thinking of settling down. Something was in the water in Howling Valley, driving everyone to find their mates. She was determined to dodge that bullet, but then she met gorgeous, curvy bear shifter, Echo Norden. 

And her wolf made plans of her own—claim Echo. 

Echo was convinced she’d never find her mate. In all of her years, she hadn’t met anyone worthy of her bear’s affection. Her beast was headstrong and wanted a mate who was her equal. One scent of a beautiful wolf shifter and Echo knew one thing. 

She’d found her mate.

Two problems were standing in her way. Her clan did not approve of Mindi as a suitable mate, and she was betrothed to another. 

The call to mate was overpowering the two women. Nothing was going to stand in their way of what fate had in store for them. Together they would face anyone who would dare try to keep them apart. 

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No wolf can resist the call to mate. 

Strong female wolves are in search of their mate. The desire is strong for these women who long to find the one person meant for them. 

They are fierce and determined, putting their trust in fate. 

If you love lesbian wolf shifter romance filled with action and adventure, 

then you will love the Nightstar Shifters series.  

★ Sailing With Her Wolf (The Nightstar Shifters 1)

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★ Protecting Her Mate (The Nightstar Shifters 2)

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★ Sealed With a Bite (The Nightstar Shifters 3)

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Ariel Marie is an author who loves the paranormal, action and hot steamy romance. She combines all three in each and every one of her stories. For as long as she can remember, she has loved vampires, shifters and every creature you can think of. This even rolls over into her favorite movies! She loves a good action-packed thriller! Throw a touch of the supernatural world in it and she's hooked!

She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where she currently resides with her husband and three beautiful children. Want to know more about her and her books? Sign up for her newsletter -->

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Pre Order Blitz! Perfect Excuse (Mason Creek #11) by A. D. Justice



Perfect Excuse by A.D. Justice is releasing on August 26th!

Series: Mason Creek, Book 11 - Standalone
Genre: Small Town Romance 
Trope: Second Chance Romance

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Who knew fighting for custody of an African grey parrot would be the perfect excuse to stay married?

Ryder King was always the one for me. He stole my heart in second grade, and I never imagined after seven blissful years of marriage, I’d give it back.

We made one tiny mistake by spending the night together during our separation period and the judge read all about it in the local gossip column. Okay, maybe it was two or three mistakes… but who’s counting?

Instead of granting our divorce, the judge mandated us to marriage counseling. The only way to get out of our marriage without waiting another six months was if our counselor agreed we’re all wrong for each other.

That’s when the fun really started…

A probing therapist, a gossiper who knows all, and a few of my unmentionables on prominent display revealed all our secrets. Seems Ryder and I were both guilty of hiding vital truths from each other.

And what happened behind closed doors…. well, let’s just say it’s the stuff headlines are made of.

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Friday, August 20, 2021

Blog Tour! Dagger Hill by Devon Taylor


Dagger Hill
Devon Taylor
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: August 17th 2021
Genres: Mystery, Paranormal, Young Adult

Stranger Things meets One of Us Is Lying in this creepy paranormal mystery about four friends who find themselves hunted by a malevolent presence in their sleepy hometown.

It knows your fear…

Summer, 1989. Four best friends—Gabe, Kimberly, Charlie, and Sonya—are preparing for their last summer together before senior year, after which they’ll all be splitting up to start college in different parts of the country. They make a promise to always find their way back to each other, no matter how far away from their sleepy Pennsylvania hometown they get.

But their plans are destroyed when a plane crashes right on top of their favorite hangout outside of town—and right on top of them.

In the catastrophic aftermath of the incident, Gabe, Sonya and Charlie are plagued by eerie visions and messages from an unknown watcher. They soon realize that the plane crash was no accident, and now they are being hunted by a sinister presence. And everyone is still searching for Kimberly, who has been missing ever since Gabe saw somebody wearing a gas mask carry her out of the woods the day the sky fell down on them…

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Devon Taylor was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and currently lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two daughters. His day job consists of sneaking around the house with ninja-like stealth to avoid waking up his kids. When not writing, reading, or tediously typing out text messages with all the correct spelling and punctuation, he spends his time with his family. THE SOUL KEEPERS is his debut novel.

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

New Release! Loner (A Good Guys Novel standalone) by Jamie Schlosser


Title: Loner
Series: A Good Guys Novel (standalone)
Author: Jamie Schlosser
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 12, 2021


I’ve been a prisoner in my own home for as long as I can remember. My mother says I’m sick in the head, and that’s why I can’t leave. And maybe she’s right.
But that doesn’t stop me from watching our new groundskeeper from my window and wanting things I shouldn’t. Like his hands on my body. His lips on my skin. Just him and me, running free in the world.
All I want is a normal life, but it’s a fantasy. Insanity.
Because no one would want a crazy girl like me.


I broke the cardinal rule of the private investigator business—I fell for my client’s daughter. When I agreed to go undercover to get Rosalie out of her house, I had every intention of bringing her to her father. After all, it’s what he hired me to do.
But Rosalie’s life is a tangled web of mystery, tragedy, and lies. Her loneliness calls to mine, tempting me with a chance at redemption I never thought I’d have. I refuse to deliver her from one hell to another.
Even if it means risking my life.


Marie’s Tempting Reads - “Loner was a sweet, amusing, sexy and sincerely heart stopping irresistible romance that makes this final book in one of my all time favorite series one of the best endings ever!”
PP’s Bookshelf - “I haven't read something so magnetic and intriguing like Loner by Jamie Schlosser in a long time.”
The Hatters (Britt) - “This book utterly and completely blew me away!”

She was just supposed to be a job I turned down.

I’ve been picky about my clients before, and when I was approached by a man with ties to the mafia in search of his daughter, my immediate answer was no. His personal private investigator had recently died under mysterious circumstances, and I didn’t want to meet the same fate.

Then I saw Rosalie’s picture.

I should’ve walked away.

I didn’t.

Jamie Schlosser writes steamy new adult romance and romantic comedy. When she isn't creating perfect book boyfriends, she's a stay-at-home mom to her two wonderful kids. She believes reading is a great escape, otters are the best animal, and nothing is more satisfying than a happily-ever-after ending.