RELEASE DAY BLITZ – Rome’s Chance by Joanna Wylde

Title: Rome’s Chance
Author: Joanna Wylde
Series: Reapers MC #6.6
Release Date: April 24, 2018

Rome McGuire knew he was in trouble the first time he saw her.

She was sweet and pretty and just about perfect in every way. She was also too young and innocent for the Reapers Motorcycle Club. He did the right thing, and walked away.

The second time, he couldn’t resist tasting her.

Gorgeous and smart, fun and full of wonder, she jumped on his bike and would’ve followed him anywhere. Still, she deserved a shot at happiness somewhere bigger and better than a town like Hallies Falls. Walking away wasn’t so easy that time, but her family needed her and he had a job to do.

When she came around a third time, he’d had enough. Randi Whittaker had been given two chances to escape, and now it was time for Rome to take his.

This time, the only way Randi would be leaving Hallies Falls was on the back of Rome’s bike.

Joanna Wylde returns to the world of the Reapers MC with her sweet, sexy novella, Rome’s Chance! While I’m not sure I would categorize this as a second-chance romance (the couple went on one date years before this story takes place), there is a definite familiarity between Rome and Randi that sparks an instant and intense chemistry. As Randi tries to resist Rome’s pull, the tension becomes palpable to the point of combustion and that moment when these two finally collide is seriously satisfying. I enjoyed getting to know Randi, but I definitely would have liked to unravel Rome a bit more. His apparent dichotomy was certainly captivating, but I felt as if this story barely scratched the surface of what made this hero tick. Heartfelt, angsty, and utterly electric, Rome’s Chance has a little bit of everything I’ve come to love about Joanna Wylde’s writing.

“I wasn’t used to taking chances. Taking chances meant taking risks, and most of my life had been damage control.”

This is a quick read that packs quite the emotional punch. Rome’s Chance tackles some real issues with plenty of sexy interludes sprinkled in to fan the flames of this couple’s electric attraction. Admittedly, the pacing was a bit uneven with the storyline building steadily only to resolve fairly quickly. I was definitely left wanting more of Rome and Randi then what this novella delivered. If you’re a fan of Joanna Wylde and her delicious biker book boyfriends, you’ll be happy to get glimpses of some familiar faces further into their happily ever afters. For new readers, this standalone novella is a great taste of the raw emotion, intriguing storyline, and unforgettable characters that make up the Reapers MC series. Enchanting, colorful, and as addictive as ever, Rome’s Chance will leave you wanting more from Joanna Wylde!


“Randi?” I froze, because I knew that voice.

Rome McGuire.

The sound was rough and sexy, with just a hint of a growl. Deeper than it’d been eight years ago, when I’d thrown caution to the wind and hopped on the back of his motorcycle for one glorious night.

Back then, I’d still been a shy little thing, terrified that some hot biker might actually want to talk to me, let alone take me out. When I caught him watching me at the party, I remembered studying the floor, his shirt collar, even the beer in my plastic cup, because I hadn’t known what to do with myself around such raw male glory. Apparently some things never change, because when I turned to face him, I found myself staring at the floor again.

This was a mistake, because his feet were down there. And the battered, black leather boots he wore led to jeans-covered legs. Legs topped by thick, muscular thighs.

Stop it. You’re acting like a giant dork! My brain hissed.

Oblivious and mesmerized, my gaze rose to the faded denim around his fly, and it was all over. My eyes started tracing the folds of the Okanogan Fire and Rescue T-shirt covering his still-muscular chest, although the Reapers Motorcycle Club vest he wore was a change. Back then, he’d been hanging around the Nighthawk Raiders MC. That whole club had disappeared for reasons I’d never fully understood, and the Reapers had taken over the town shortly afterward. Apparently Rome was one of them now.

Interesting…

I’d always wondered what’d happened to Rome after I’d left. We’d never said goodbye. That summer, the wildfires had swept through so fast that my family had to evacuate with the clothes on our backs. We hadn’t bothered to come back and sift through the ashes.

I’d kept in touch with my old boss, Tinker, of course.

I’d even considered asking her about Rome, but in some ways those fires were the best thing that ever happened to me. Starting over meant starting college in Missoula, and then a whole new life.

Wasn’t like Rome and I could’ve ever been anything real, anyway. Guys like him weren’t for girls like me.

My gaze reached his neck, which bristled with thick, black stubble that was more than a little out of control—this was different from when I’d known him before. Not that he’d ever been baby-faced, but he’d definitely matured. Now there were a few wrinkles around those dark blue eyes, although the dimple was still there. So was the crooked smile that’d spontaneously combusted my panties.

Correction.

A crooked smile that was currently combusting my panties. Who knew that a supermarket could be such dangerous territory?

“Been a long time,” he said. I shrugged, unsure what to say. I mean, yeah, we’d gone out on a date. He’d kissed me and wow… Not that we’d gotten much past second base, but he’d scored a home run in the lower deck of my ballpark, if you know what I mean. But he was one of those guys—you know, the kind of guys who hit lots of home runs with lots of girls.

“Yeah, well…” My words trailed off.

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Joanna Wylde started her writing career in journalism, working in two daily newspapers as both a reporter and editor. Her career has included many different jobs, from managing a homeless shelter to running her own freelance writing business, where she took on projects ranging from fundraising to ghostwriting for academics. During 2012 she got her first Kindle reader as a gift and discovered the indie writing revolution taking place online. Not long afterward she started cutting back her client list to work on Reaper’s Property, her breakout book. It was published in January 2013, marking the beginning of a new career writing fiction.

Joanna lives in the mountains of northern Idaho with her family.

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RELEASE DAY REVIEW – Broken Hearts by Micalea Smeltzer

Title: Broken Hearts
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Series: Light in the Dark #5
Release Date: August 4, 2017

After everything we’ve been through, I thought we could weather any storm.
But this is one thing neither of us ever saw coming.

Jace and Nova have learned to roll with the punches—they’ve had to. The last few years have been bliss-filled and better than they imagined, but they’re ready to take the next step.

The problem?

Life apparently has other plans.

Sometimes you have to fight for what you want, and for Jace and Nova they’ll have to battle this war together or lose it all in the process.

Micalea Smeltzer serves up one seriously angsty sequel to Jace and Nova’s story with Broken Hearts. Picking up shortly after Dark Hearts left off, Jace and Nova are living their happily ever after when life throws them a series of curveballs that would change their relationship forever. My heart ached and soared and sang and shattered as I experienced this journey alongside the couple. Micalea Smeltzer definitely didn’t pull any punches, putting Jace and Nova through the wringer repeatedly over the course of this story. Through it all, their electric chemistry and significant connection continued to outshine the darkness, bringing a much-needed sense of hope to an otherwise emotional rollercoaster. This couple continued to captivate me with their delightfully snarky banter and unexpectedly sweet moments, ensuring that I was once again riveted to this novel from start to finish.

“Sometimes we wait for things because we’re scared. I don’t want to go through life denying myself things because I’m scared. That’s not me. It’s not us. We’re wild and chaotic.  A storm that can’t be contained.”

Jace and Nova both go through some serious growth as their story progressed, surprising me at every turn with their strength and incredible resilience. I loved seeing this couple come unhinged, even if it meant completely obliterating my heart in the process. There was something so beautiful about their unmistakable vulnerability. Both characters felt utterly raw and undeniably genuine, making it easy to relate to their heartache and invest myself further in their journey. While I definitely found myself cursing the author a time or two as I read, there was no doubt that this couple had the kind of real, gritty and unapologetic love that would see them through any storm. The obstacles Jace and Nova faced in this book only served to further the depth of their connection and left me with no choice but to fall harder for this duo than ever before.

“Confession—” I whisper and he turns his attention to me. “I used to dream in black and white but now it’s in color, and it’s all because of you.”

I absolutely adored seeing more of Cade, Rae, Thea and Xander – their presence and role in the story giving Broken Hearts that overwhelming feeling of family I’ve come to love from this collection of colorful characters. Although decidedly darker than previous books in the series, Broken Hearts managed to capture all of Micalea Smeltzer’s signature sass, sizzle and sweetness. This book made me laugh and cry and swoon, guaranteeing that my heart wouldn’t be the same by the time all was said and done. From the enchanting writing to the whirlwind pacing, everything about this story was perfect for Jace and Nova. The world Micalea Smeltzer has so effortlessly brought to life with this novel is vibrant, breathtaking and overflowing with heart-stopping emotions. Topped off with the kind of epilogue that leaves your heart bursting at the seams, Broken Hearts is a powerful and stunning conclusion to Jace and Nova’s epic, must-read romance!


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Hi. I’m Micalea. Ma-call-e-uh. Weird name, I know. My mom must’ve known I was going to be odd even in the womb. I’ve written a lot of books. Like a lot. Don’t ask me how many, I don’t remember at this point. I have an unhealthy addiction to Diet Coke but I can’t seem to break the habit. I listen to way too much music and hedgehogs have taken over my life. Crazy is the word that best sums up my life, but it’s the good kind of crazy and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ – Ravenous by L.L. Collins

Title: Ravenous
Author: L.L. Collins
Release Date: April 20, 2017

Raven: To seek, plunder, or prey. To devour ravenously. To seize as spoil.

I am Raven.

I knew what it meant to fight my way through life.
To be the victim, the spoil, the prey.
I decided long ago I would take control of my future.

No more bug infested couches.

No more drug-addicted mothers or absentee fathers.

No more welfare checks or moldy bread.

No more settling.

I thought I had it all figured out, a way out of the hand I’d been dealt.

Until my life got turned upside down by two very different men who look at me with mirrored lust in their eyes.
Their want is palpable, heady. Their desire makes me reckless.
I no longer know who I am or who I want.

The only thing I do know is, I am ravenous.
Voracious. Intensely eager for gratification or satisfaction.

Despite the fact I know it is a disaster waiting to happen, I can’t stop it.

I’m afraid I will never be sated.

L.L. Collins delivers another unforgettable journey with Raven’s story in Ravenous. Powerful, poignant and full of feels, this novel swept me off my feet, tugged on my heartstrings and left me begging for more. Raven, Brecken and Porter shared a journey that was unexpected and yet somehow, absolutely right for these characters. I didn’t know that I would grow to love them as quickly and completely as I did, but L.L. Collins has a way of sneaking in and stealing my heart. The chemistry between the characters absolutely sizzled, sparking across the pages and threatening to consume them before all was said and done. However, it was the understated and significant connection between the three main characters that undeniably ruled and left my heart aching over the insecurities and harsh truths that were revealed during the course of this story.

“Your past can’t define your future, Raven. It just can’t.”

Intelligent, loyal and incredibly kind, Raven is the type of heroine you can’t help but root for. From the very beginning I was hooked, excited to uncover this woman’s history and anxious to see where her story would take me. With Raven, L.L. Collins created a voice that was genuine, easy to relate to and impossible not to love. I felt every bit of her heartache and agonized over her feelings for both Brecken and Porter. Her experiences became my own as I lost myself to the raw emotions that colored the words of her journey. Raven also underwent some significant growth over the course of the story. I enjoyed seeing her transform into a more confident, feisty and self-sufficient woman as she pushed her limits and redefined her life on her own terms.

“Two brothers, completely different, but both with a strange hold over a part of my heart, which was ridiculous because neither of them really knew me at all.”

While Ravenous is clearly Raven’s story, so much of this book also belonged to Brecken and Porter. I adored getting to know both brothers and much like Raven, found myself drawn to each of them for entirely different reasons. I loved the dichotomy that L.L. Collins has created with these seemingly opposite personalities. Unraveling these men was incredibly intriguing and decidedly satisfying. While I enjoyed exploring their differences, I was enchanted by the similarities they shared and the insecurities that had marked them both so deeply. My heart definitely knew which brother it wanted more, but L.L. Collins had me second-guessing myself on multiple occasions in that fantastically frustrating way only she can.

“You deserve to find someone who lives and breathes you.”

L.L. Collins really outdid herself with Ravenous. Exquisitely written, perfectly paced and filled with vibrant, one-of-a-kind characters, I absolutely devoured this novel. When I wasn’t swooning over Brecken and Porter or falling in love with Raven, my heart was being invaded by the fantastic secondary characters that colored this book with so much light and levity. The author did an amazing job at balancing the angst of the past with the scorching hot encounters and heartfelt declarations of the present to deliver something magical and utterly captivating. Packed with breathtaking moments of emotional honesty, genuine vulnerability and subtle chemistry, Ravenous owned me entirely. From the first page to the last I was hooked on Raven, Brecken and Porter, desperate to know how their story would play out and anxiously awaiting every twist and turn L.L. Collins decided to throw my way. This author is undoubtedly at her best with this one. Ravenous is sexy, smart and surprisingly sweet – an absolute must read from L.L. Collins!


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L.L. Collins loves spending her days in the Florida sun with her husband and two boys. LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in her head, she finally decided to let the characters out made her lifelong dream of becoming an author come true in the self-publishing world. She’s the author of the Living Again Series, the Twisted Series, Back to the Drawing Board, and the Jaded Regret Series. Visit LL on her website, http://www.llcollinsauthor.com and on all social media. Look for more of her emotionally charged novels soon!

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ – The Player by K. Bromberg

Title: The Player
Author: K. Bromberg
Series: The Player Duet #1
Release Date: April 17, 2017

Easton Wylder is baseball royalty. The game is his life. His passion. His everything.

So, when an injury threatens to end Easton’s season early, the team calls in renowned physical therapist, Doc Dalton, to oversee his recovery. Except it’s not Doc who greets Easton for his first session, but rather, his daughter, Scout. She may be feisty, athletic, defiant, and gorgeous, but Easton is left questioning whether she has what it takes to help him.

Scout Dalton’s out to prove a female can handle the pressure of running the physical therapy regimen of an MLB club. And that proof comes in the form of getting phenom Easton Wylder back on the field. But getting him healthy means being hands-on.

And with a man as irresistible as Easton, being hands-on can only lead to one thing, trouble. Because the more she touches him, the more she wants him, and she can’t want him. Not when it’s her job to maintain the club’s best interest, in regards to whether he’s ready to play.

But when sparks fly and fine lines are crossed, can they withstand the heat, or is one of them bound to get burned?

K. Bromberg delivers a sports romance masterpiece with The Player. I fell head over heels for Easton and Scout, the delicious slow build of their relationship and the steady unraveling of their personalities and pasts. I was immediately captivated by the palpable sexual tension and utterly electric chemistry that sizzled between the hero and heroine – feeling every bit of their fragile restraint as I lost myself to their story. K. Bromberg brilliantly brought the professional sports atmosphere to life with the vibrant cast of secondary characters and inarguably evocative imagery. I swear I was experiencing the sights and sounds of major league baseball first hand as the author wrapped me up in the excitement of scorching summer nights spent beneath the glare of stadium lights. K. Bromberg’s lyrical prose and inherent understanding of human emotion made Easton and Scout’s journey an unforgettable reading experience and has me desperate for the next chapter in this inimitable couple’s story.

“Who knew the man who’s got a wicked arm and swagger for days also has such a huge heart?”

Easton was absolutely swoon-worthy, the kind of book boyfriend that melts your heart with his swagger and charm only to completely steal it with his surprising sweetness and thoughtful nature. I loved getting to know this character and exploring the subtle complexities of his relationship with his father, his role on the team and his history with the game. As Easton opened up to Scout and revealed his thoughts and fears to her, I found myself audibly sighing. He was unsure and vulnerable in a way that felt genuine and easy to relate to. The way he cared for her and fiercely defended his growing feelings was incredibly sexy, leaving me a puddle of adoring mush and moving Easton up my list of all-time favorite book boyfriends. Easton’s easy camaraderie with his teammates and his fierce dedication to baseball were just icing on the cake. These displays of love and loyalty left me anxious for more of this delectable hero.

“So, you can have your romance novels while I have my King and Follett and Patterson because I don’t want to read about having that kind of love someday. I’d rather be over here trying to take a chance at it in real life.”

K. Bromberg definitely knows how to write unforgettable heroines. Scout was feisty, intelligent, and completely devoted to the people and career she loved. She was the perfect match for Easton, pushing him and refusing to give in to his cocky smile and confident demeanor. In return he challenged her to open her heart, let down her walls and live her life on her own terms. The growth we got to see from this character was absolutely beautiful and I found myself cheering Scout on and investing myself wholly in her happily ever after. I enjoyed exploring the dichotomy of this character, Scout’s ease around the team and confidence in her work a direct contradiction to the insecure girl who struggled tirelessly to make her father proud and protect her heart at all costs. I’m excited to see where K. Bromberg plans on taking this character as this story continues. This lovable heroine definitely has me rooting for her.

“The measure of a man is often unquantifiable, and yet, with Easton, it’s everywhere.”

In addition to being exquisitely written, The Player was perfectly paced. An effortless balance of poignant conversation, sizzling encounters, adorable flirtations and intriguing baseball politics, this novel was one I just had to devour. I loved getting a glimpse at a new side of the sports world, experiencing Easton and Scout’s sweat, tears and emotional vulnerability as I read. K. Bromberg’s insight into this couple’s hearts and minds as they traversed Easton’s injury and rehabilitation made for an emotionally honest and decidedly memorable sports romance. Ending on a cliffhanger that left me swearing up and down the final page, I’m desperate for more of this incredibly addictive couple. K. Bromberg has once again totally hooked me and I can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve next for these two. The Player was sexy, fun and incredibly sweet – another must read novel from this talented author!


Take my love of all things K. Bromberg and combine it with baseball, and naturally you get a grand freaking slam from this reader! The Player was filled with sexual tension, witty banter, and characters who could stand their own against whatever life threw at them. I found it to be sweet and tender, yet gritty and emotional at times. Easton and Scout’s romance ended up being the perfect way to bounce into spring!

“I’m putting myself on a limb for a woman who wants to run, when for the life of me, I’ve never been one to stay. But I’m not going anywhere.”

There was something about Scout that instantly drew me to her personality. She was a woman in a man’s world, but she owned it. Though she had moments of vulnerability, especially when it came to her father, the way she fought back against expectations and jibbing from the players made it impossible not to love her. That fierceness and tenacity was so admirable and provided to be such a breath of fresh air from the personalities I come across in the book world. Scout truly embodied the woman I strive to be on a daily basis so she certainly left her mark. Her counterpart, Easton, also proved to be quite the special man. He had an intuition about him where he could sense things with Scout; he knew the moments to push and the moments to let it go. Even in such a short time, their romance was personal and intimate in more than just a physical sense. I loved the focus on his career and the duty he had to his father, yet it touched me that he remained so grounded. Both of these characters suffered from living in the shadows and it was that sympathy and empathy for each other that really made these characters the perfect counterparts.

“His expression is part awe, part disbelief, and a whole lot of little boy mixed together, and it steals my heart when I had it firmly protected under lock and key.”

Time and time again, Bromberg has proven that she can take the broken and make them feel worthy of love. She has written books that were sexy and erotic, books that were sweet and funny, and now she has shown readers that she can blend it all together wonderfully. This first book of the duet proved to be addictive with its combination of witty banter and intense moments between Scout and Easton. I turned that last page with my jaw dropped and am already aching to see how their love will continue in the next book. However, if it’s even half as good as The Player, I expect Bromberg’s next book to be a grand slam out of the park!


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New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.

A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow.

Since publishing her first book in 2013, K. has sold over one million copies of her books and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times.

In April, she’ll release The Player, the first in a two-book sports romance series (The Catch, book 2, will be released late June), with many more already outlined and ready to be written.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ & GIVEAWAY – When Constellations Form by Micalea Smeltzer

Title: When Constellations Form
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Series: Light in the Dark #4
Release Date: March 31, 2017

First came marriage…
Then came love…
Now comes baby in a baby carriage.

So, at least we did one thing in order, right?

It’s been three years since Xander and Thea’s impromptu Vegas wedding. Since then, they’ve dealt with family drama, his grueling NFL schedule, and her college classes. Now that Thea’s graduated from college, it’s finally time for them to move out and start their life together.

Things couldn’t be any more perfect.

And then a curveball is thrown their way.

Midnight feedings and a screaming infant wasn’t a part of Thea’s five-year plan, but, suddenly, it’s very much her soon-to-be reality. Xander is thrilled at the prospect of parenthood while Thea can’t wrap her head around it.

But, ready or not, here comes baby.

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Micalea Smeltzer serves up the next installment in Xander and Thea’s story with When Constellations Form. This sassy, sweet and totally addictive read is the perfect ending for this inimitable couple. Micalea Smeltzer had me falling in love with Xander and Thea all over again, and as much as I wanted to devour this novel, I also never wanted it to end. Xander and Thea’s chemistry is as potent as ever, sizzling from the pages and keeping me grinning from start to finish. I absolutely adored seeing them settled into their happily ever after and ready to take on the next chapter in their lives, however unexpected it may have been. This couple’s connection is rock solid and together they take on life with the full weight of their adorably quirky personalities and all of their signature zeal. With graduation, a new house and pregnancy hormones running rampant, When Constellations Form is one seriously entertaining read.

“I’ve never met anyone that’s more my equal than you.”

I didn’t think it was possible to fall any harder for this phenomenal couple but Micalea Smeltzer quickly proved me wrong. Xander and Thea were as charming as ever, but with the challenge of impending parenthood before them, readers got to discover entirely new sides to both characters. Xander’s excitement at the prospect of becoming a father and his devotion to Thea and determination to help her see what an incredible mom she would be just about slayed me. He had me swooning with his sensitivity, thoughtfulness, and numerous displays of unconditional love. With this novel Xander effortlessly climbed the ranks of my favorite book boyfriends, leaving me utterly obsessed with his one-of-a-kind brand of perfection.

“Thea’s crazy, on a good day—but pregnant, she’s certifiable.”

While so much of this novel captured the typical, crazy Thea I had come to adore, Micalea Smeltzer further developed this character, giving her a depth that was both surprising and completely satisfying. The self-doubt she exhibited captured my heart. Her insecurities towards becoming a mother were genuine and relatable. I felt for her and understood her hesitancy based around her own childhood experiences. However, it was Thea’s resolve to give her child everything she never had that really stuck with me. This fierce and serious side to Thea absolutely blew me away and in the end, left me totally smitten with this lovable heroine.

“Sometimes I love you doesn’t feel big enough to encompass what I feel for her. She’s everything to me. The sun and the moon and the stars. She’s it all.”

When Constellations Form is not only the ideal next chapter for Thea and Xander, but it was the kind of sequel that leaves your heart overflowing with emotion. I loved every moment of their journey in this novel, laughing my way through Thea’s pregnancy and shedding a few tears as they grew into amazing parents. To make matters even sweeter, we get plenty more of Rae, Cade, Nova and Jace too. By the time all was said and done, I was bursting with the love I have for this fictional little family. When Constellations Form was smart, hilarious, incredibly heartfelt and uniquely Xander and Thea. Micalea Smeltzer is unquestionably at her best with this novel, delivering the final piece of this couple’s unforgettable journey with plenty of raw emotion, sparkling wit, and delightful banter. When Constellations Form is a fantastic addition to the Light in the Dark series and the perfect conclusion to Xander and Thea’s beautifully unique story.

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BLOG TOUR – Sweet Rivalry by K. Bromberg

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Title: Sweet Rivalry
Author: K. Bromberg
A 1001 Dark Nights & Sweet Cheeks companion novella
Release Date: February 28, 2017

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Synopsis

Ryder Rodgers had a plan.

He was going to stride into the conference room, do the required song and dance over the next five days, and win the biggest contract of his career. But when he walked in and heard the voice of one of his competitors, all his plans were shot to hell.

Harper Denton. She was always on top. In college. First in their class. Always using every advantage to edge him out to win the coveted positions. The only one who could beat him. His academic rival. More like a constant thorn in his side. And his ego’s.

When he heard her voice, he was brought back to years before. To the bitter taste of being second best. But the woman who meets his gaze is nothing like the drab wallflower he used to know. Hell no. She was all woman now: curves, confidence, and staggering sex appeal. And no doubt, still brilliant.

The fact that she’s gorgeous and bright won’t distract him. This time, Ryder’s determined to be the one on top. But not if Harper can help it.

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Bromberg delivers a sexy, sweet romance with a competitive edge in Sweet Rivalry – Ryder and Harper’s story. After meeting Ryder in Sweet Cheeks, I was totally intrigued. He was smart, loyal, loving and in control – qualities I definitely wanted to explore in a more intimate setting. K. Bromberg didn’t disappoint, serving up plenty of intelligent charm, witty banter, and delicious sexual tension in this tantalizing novella. Constantly challenging one another, Ryder and Harper were the perfect match. They left me reeling from their verbal sparring matches and raring for more of their feisty flirtations. Sassy, sizzling and full of feels, Sweet Rivalry is the perfect companion to Sweet Cheeks and a fun, quick read for fans of this talented author.

“Just in case you were wondering, beard burn is a real thing.”

I absolutely adored the dynamic between Harper and Ryder. Part second chance and part friends-to-lovers romance, this duo had a frenemies vibe that made me grin. Their undeniable chemistry was obvious from the start – a sparkling force that made the pages absolutely sizzle and kept me reading until I’d completely devoured this story. There was also something deeper that rested beneath the surface, hints of a more significant connection that kept me riveted and rooting for Harper and Ryder’s happily ever after. Ryder was book boyfriend perfection in all of his slightly arrogant and delightfully devious glory while Harper was the kind of fierce, independent heroine it was impossible not to love.

“A princess may not need to be saved, but she sure as shit needs to take a ride on that unicorn she’s found every once in a while. He’ll remind her she needs to live instead of staying locked up tight in that tower of hers.”

In addition to simply wanting more of Harper and Ryder, I would have liked to see this couple address the issues in the past that kept them apart until now. More specifically, the kiss they shared back in school and Harper’s misconceptions about Ryder and the woman who interrupted what could have been a turning point in their relationship. While it wasn’t necessary to my enjoyment of the story, it felt like the one string hanging between them that never got tied up. Honestly, I think I’m just greedy and desperately want to see Harper and Ryder get a full-length novel that dives deep and gives them the kind of happily ever after that leaves a girl utterly swooning.

“And when in the hell did preppy-boy Ryder Rodgers transform into that mythical guy who hits every single one of my buttons?”

Sweet Rivalry surprised me with its unique and intelligent storyline. I felt like I learned something from Harper and Ryder’s work and I definitely enjoyed the bidding war that got personal in all the best ways. K. Bromberg never ceases to blow me away with her colorful characters, brilliant imagery, entertaining dialogue and genuine emotions. Sweet Rivalry was well written, perfectly paced and left me begging for more of this memorable pair. Bromberg made me laugh, feel and fall in love with a well-practiced ease indicative of not only her unquestionable talent for story building, but also her unparalleled ability to connect with her readers and mesmerize them with her wickedly wonderful words. Sweet Rivalry was hilarious, hot and full of heart – an addictive addition to K. Bromberg’s Sweet Cheeks world and a fun, sassy standalone novella that’s not to be missed!

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Once again, K. Bromberg has weaved an addictive tale with sizzling characters that left me wanting nothing but more, more, more. Sweet Rivalry is filled with sexual tension that practically oozes off the pages, to the point that it took on a personality of its own. The way that the author described the looks between Harper and Ryder left my heart rate increasing and anxiously turning the pages to see the explosion.

“Regardless of who she is––a competitor, a friend, a lover, or even all three combined––I prefer a woman who’s strong.”

There was just something about these characters that I couldn’t help but instantaneously fall for. Harper was so strong-headed that she dominated the scenes she was in. I loved that she was a female in a male’s world, yet never let her confidence in her abilities or herself diminish. There was something admirable about that unwavering spirit that resonated deep within me. On the other hand, I adored that it was Ryder who questioned the scenarios these two found themselves in. He was confident in his own abilities but was utterly mystified by this woman, and it made for such a refreshing and fun read. Between their banter, the chemistry, and the unique storyline, Bromberg stole my heart – hook, line, sinker.

“Someone I can debate with, a woman who can hold her own in an intelligent conversation, and one I can verbally spar with. I want to be met match for match.”

Sweet Rivalry is one of those charming novellas where you just find yourself grinning from ear to ear, consumed by the romance between the characters. My biggest complaint about this novella was of course that it was just too short! The way that their relationship exploded was just the beginning and I’d love to see more. Bromberg sure knows how to reel this reader in and I certainly can’t wait for whatever she delivers next!

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Excerpt

Work first. Reward sex next.

That’ll give me something to look forward to during the next few days. The ones I can’t wait to dive headfirst into that will be an ever-changing combination of stress, exhaustion, strategy, and manipulation. An unscripted dance amongst us bidders while we size each other up, calculate our numbers, and explain to the developer why we’re the most valuable candidate for the job.

It’s the game I love. The competition I thrive on. My return to the job that I’ve been desperate to make.

And there’d be no better way to make a statement that Harper Denton is back than to leave this building with the multimillion dollar contract for Meteor Development tucked securely under my arm.

And just like that, as a reward for my positive thinking, when I look up, there he is, in full view.

I take in the expensive briefcase, the venti Starbucks, and the expensive watch peeking out from beneath the cuff of his shirt. And just my luck that while I’m afforded a full view of his body, the one thing I’m the most curious about is obscured by his hand holding his cell phone up to his ear: his face.

So instead I drink him in. He really is magnificent. I note his posture and the way he carries his body when he moves forward a few steps. There’s an air about him that says he’s no-nonsense and in control, powerful, and at the same time he doesn’t seem uptight. He has that Southern

California professional vibe. I can’t put my finger on it but he reminds me of someone I can’t quite place. Regardless, a man who can pull off being in control and playful has definite merits.

Like “spank me until my body aches in want, and then make a game of hitting each erogenous zone with his tongue before he’ll satisfy that ache he created and let me come” type of merits.

The mind-blowing-sex reward just became even more appealing.

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New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.

She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.

On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat, and Down Shift), and a novella (UnRaveled). She is currently finishing up Sweet Cheeks a standalone novel out November 14th.

Her plans for 2017 include a sports romance duet (2 books: The Player, The Catch) and the Everyday Heroes series (3 books: Cuffed, Combust, and Cockpit). She’s also writing a novella for the 1,001 Dark Night series that will be out in February 2017.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ & GIVEAWAY – Dark Hearts by Micalea Smeltzer

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Title: Dark Hearts
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Series: Light in the Dark #3
Release Date: January 24, 2017

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I’ve learned that not everything is what it seems. If you start to look too close, you uncover things people don’t want you to see. It’s why I hide. It’s why no one knows the real me. But he sees me. He sees the darkness in my heart but he’s not afraid, because he’s like me. They say opposites attract, but we’re proof that like-and-like are a far more potent combination.

Novalee Clarke is hiding from a past she wants to leave behind, and Jacen Kensington is running from his.

The thing about hiding and running is eventually the thing you’re trying to escape catches up to you.

And when it does?

It changes everything.

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Just when I think I couldn’t love the Light in the Dark series any more, Dark Hearts came along and proved me wrong. Micalea Smeltzer delivers something broken, raw and undeniably genuine with Jace and Nova’s story. Their journey is hesitant, unexpected and hits readers with all of the sassy sweetness and delicious sizzle I’ve come to love from this talented author. Jace and Nova are made for heartache and yet they create something real and untouchable together. I absolutely adored their deep friendship, easy banter and sparkling chemistry. Their insecurities and shared stubbornness led to a push a pull that was utterly addictive. Even beneath the obvious chemistry, something more significant built between Jace and Nova. It was this promising, inexplicable quality that had me so intrigued by this couple and kept me riveted to their story.

“But I think we both know we’re different … damaged … and that makes a relationship impossible. Nothing good can come from something so broken.”

Jace was nothing like I expected. While he certainly had his own personality in the previous books, Micalea Smeltzer completely unraveled this character in Dark Hearts. I absolutely loved seeing Jace in his element as he wrote and performed his music. Paired with his possessive and protective behavior towards Nova and his surprisingly easygoing nature when it came to his friends, I was completely smitten. Micalea Smeltzer did a fantastic job at exploring Jace’s family life, his past and what made him so resistant to a relationship. I loved how effortlessly Nova seemed to break through his walls. Together they grew confident in both their relationship and in who they were as individuals. I loved seeing Jace set in contrast to Cade and Xander. While he definitely seemed to fit within the group, his quirks, personality and distinctive voice made him every bit the individual.

“It’s easy to notice something when it’s like looking in a mirror.”

Nova was Jace’s perfect match in every way. For all of his delicious angst and broody behavior, she appeared mysterious and somewhat emotionally detached. However, this couple seemed to ignite something deep within one another that burned hot and quickly spread, engulfing every other aspect of their lives in its fiery grasp until they were both burning brightly. Nova gave as good as she got and the resultant banter was adorable, entertaining, and laced with sexual tension. Just like Jace, Nova had her own demons to deal with in this book and Micalea Smeltzer had some big surprises in store when it came to her history and personal heartbreak. Although I guessed pretty early on what Nova’s secret was, I still enjoyed watching as her past resurfaced and took both her and Jace on an emotional rollercoaster.

“He kisses me like I’m everything he’s ever wanted and hoped for. It’s a different kind of kiss. One full of fear, and longing, and regret, and passion. I never want it to end.”

Dark Hearts was well paced, exquisitely written and overflowing with emotion. Each addition to this series stands on its own but it also fits within the emotional context of the series as a whole and Dark Hearts was certainly no exception. Micalea Smeltzer expertly rekindles the feeling of family that makes this series so spectacular. We get to see the whole crazy crew together a lot in this novel and it made my heart incredibly happy. Their good-natured teasing, genuine concern, total acceptance and unconditional love for one another was absolutely breathtaking and I’m always a little sad to see it come to an end with the final page of the book. Jace, Nova and the rest of Micalea Smeltzer’s inimitable characters will be back as the series continues but until then, I’ll be holding onto Dark Hearts and all of the things it made me feel.

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Rae of Sunshine (Light in the Dark #1)

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When Stars Collide (Light in the Dark #2)

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When Constellations Form (Light in the Dark #4)

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Broken Hearts (Light in the Dark #5)

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BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY – The Tattered Gloves by J.L. Berg

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Title: The Tattered Gloves
Author: J.L. Berg
Release Date: January 24, 2017

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Head down.
Don’t look up. 
Never make eye contact.

Those were the words I lived by growing up, the words that protected me in an unsafe home. But words are only letters and eventually even they couldn’t keep his hands off me.

Hoping to leave behind the shattered life of my past, I find myself in a boring, small town, with an aunt I’ve never met and at a school I loathe.

But soon I learn, not everything in this world is as black and white as I’ve determined. Sometimes those we are so quick to judge often need a second, third or even fourth time to make a first impression.

And often, there are friendships and even love waiting just around the corner, if we are brave enough to take the first step.

Am I brave? Or will I hide behind these tattered gloves of mine forever?

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J.L. Berg leaves her mark on Young Adult romance with The Tattered Gloves, her first foray into this genre. Written with all of this author’s signature emotion and brilliant imagery, Willow’s story is a sweet and poignant tale of strength, resilience and unexpected hope that will imprint itself on your heart long after the final page has been turned. From the colorful characters to the heartfelt message, the storyline is bold, beautiful and an absolutely breathtaking look at the power of friendship, family and love. Willow and Sam were a sweet, sassy and absolutely delightful match. They exuded a youthfulness that was full of promise and shared an utterly addictive chemistry. Their stubbornness leant itself to a fantastic push and pull that had sparks flying from the pages and me totally hooked. Alongside a cast of memorable secondary characters, Willow and Sam will take you on one heck of a rollercoaster ride and leave your heart bursting at the seams.

“Maybe it will be nothing more than a crush or a world-class friendship. But maybe… just maybe, it will become one of those epic adventures you read about when no one else is looking.”

Willow and Sam are everything I adore about J.L. Berg’s characters and then some. They possess all of the complexity and charming personality I’ve come to rely on from this author along with plenty of teenage angst to make these two impossible to ignore. Both characters were easy to relate to, bringing me back to my own high school days with their genuine insecurities and inability to escape the attentions of the high school gossipmongers. J.L. Berg also wrote these characters with a knowledge of the world and sense of self that transcended their years – a product of their complicated histories that only made me love them that much more. Willow’s strength absolutely astounded me. I loved the raw emotion we got to experience as her story unfolded and I especially enjoyed watching her come to life with the help of Allison and her Aunt Addy. I would have liked a bit more depth from Sam in terms of his own issues. His past was revealed so quickly and without enough detail to garner the kind of emotional impact I would have expected. It also felt like a lot was left unresolved in regards to his father and sister.

“But have you ever considered that you deserve more, Willow?”

I must applaud J.L. Berg for her simple and poignant storyline. It was refreshingly devoid of unnecessary drama and yet relevant in a deeply significant way. As much as pieces of Willow and Sam’s story broke my heart, an overwhelming sense of hope prevailed that ensured this was a feel good read from beginning to end. I loved that Sam and Willow seemed to exist outside of the high school social hierarchy. Despite a rather rocky start and the gossip that inevitably swirled around them, this couple appeared to have created their own little world in the form of Sam’s bookstore. J.L. Berg did a fantastic job at utilizing this safe place to draw out the true nature of her characters, expose their secrets and explore their greatest fears for the readers. When all was said and done, I felt incredibly protective of the bookstore and everything that is represented for Willow and Sam. The Tattered Gloves overflows with genuine emotion, vibrant imagery and heartbreaking honesty making it another hit novel from J.L. Berg and a must read for fans of YA romance.

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J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready Series, The Walls Duet, and the Lost & Found Duet. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she’s not writing, you will find her with her nose stuck in a romance novel, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ – Dark Corners by A.M. Madden

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Title: Dark Corners
Author: A.M. Madden
Series: True Heroes #3
Release Date: November 8, 2016

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Meet Private First Class David Cavello.

Love is war when shadows play games with the heart. In this thrilling romance from the USA Today bestselling author of Stone Walls and Glass Ceilings, a decorated veteran facing the darkest battlefield finds a guiding light to trust and tenderness.

David Cavello is no longer in uniform, but the memories of combat still haunt his every waking moment. Driven to protect and serve, he accepts an undercover job he has to keep hidden from everyone. But David’s mission goes against orders the second he makes contact with gorgeous and spirited Maygen Whitney. The intense attraction he feels for Maygen drives him crazy—almost as crazy as he feels about hiding information from her.

After growing up with an overprotective father, Maygen feels like she’s finally claiming her independence. Sure, she’s been lonely, but David seems to make all her dreams come deliciously true—until the sting of betrayal sends her world spiraling. Now Maygen’s caught in a tragic web of lies, leaving her more vulnerable than ever to an enemy hidden in the shadows. But when Maygen most needs a hero, David leaps into action—intent on doing whatever it takes to save the woman he loves.

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Once again, A.M. Madden delivers heartbreak, hope and a whole lot of feels with Dark Corners, the newest addition to her True Heroes series. David’s story was every bit as deep and captivating as I’d hoped it would be and then some. From the moment David and Maygen met, I was mesmerized by their story. Their instant chemistry bordered on combustible and everything about them made me grin. I loved the easy friendship they formed, opening up to one another in the most unexpected ways. They also shared plenty of adorably sweet moments, delightful banter, heart-wrenching emotional honesty, and seriously sizzling sexual tension. Both fighting to be free in their own ways, A.M. Madden wrote this couple to be truly one-of-a-kind. Their shared stubbornness and need to shield one another from potential heartache only served as fuel to the fire, igniting the pages of this book and making it impossible to put down. Everything about Maygen and David felt effortless, even when their relationship was anything but, and I found myself wholly invested in this phenomenal couple and their hard-fought happily ever after.

“Two things were clear—we really liked each other, and our connection was scary. It was a list of unknowns that stretched between us for miles.”

After having briefly met David in Nick and Angela’s story, I was intrigued to say the least. The fiercely protective, retired soldier was obviously haunted and I wanted nothing more than to unravel him. A.M. Madden certainly did not disappoint, exposing David as a brave, broken warrior who was quick to steal my heart. As we got to know him through his developing relationship with Maygen, David revealed a softer, sweeter, more flirtatious side that made my heart flutter. When he opened up to Maygen about his experiences in Iraq and the trauma he still suffered from, something inside of me reached out to him. This character became someone tangible, relatable, and inexplicably lovable. I felt for David in ways I didn’t know I was capable of feeling for a fictional character. The war he waged with himself on a daily basis was a genuine and grueling representation of what PTSD looks like for so many very real people. A.M. Madden broke the mold with this hero, instantly grabbing hold of my heart with David’s adorable, cocky, and surprisingly sweet demeanor, only to leave me helplessly lost to the beautiful, brooding enigma whose strength and struggles left me feeling irrevocably altered.

“One single moment in my life had forever altered who I was. What if this was her life-altering moment?”

As much as David was a mystery, Maygen was an unexpected surprise. On the outside she looked like a spoiled princess, living in luxury and raised in wealth. However, as we got to know this character over the course of the story, A.M. Madden revealed a heroine who was warm, down-to-earth, humble, hardworking, and unfailingly kind. I connected with Maygen immediately, drawn to her intelligence, charm, and obviously loyal and sweet personality. She was independent, funny, and patient (a trait that would prove to be indispensible to her evolving relationship with David). As tough as she was, A.M. Madden made sure the reader also saw Maygen’s insecurities and vulnerability, pieces of this complex character that made her easy to relate to and impossible not to love. Her relationships with her friends, co-workers, and family all came together to paint a beautiful picture of the woman who would steal David’s heart so completely and I found myself not only rooting for Maygen but significantly connecting with her as well.

“I’m not going to pretend you aren’t saving me in so many ways. I’m also not going to pretend I don’t need you in my life.”

As always, A.M. Madden filled out the story with a fantastic group of secondary characters that oftentimes stole the show. I absolutely adored seeing more of Nick and Angela, enjoying glimpses of their well-deserved happy ending. Maygen’s co-workers, on the other hand, provided the fresh faces and much-needed levity that balanced out all of the angst and made me laugh. A.M. Madden’s carefully crafted storyline ensured that this book flowed smoothly. Her words expertly embraced the slow, sensual moments one minute and quickly built the tone of suspense the next. Maygen and David’s journey definitely came with a few surprises and I enjoyed each unanticipated twist and turn. A.M. Madden’s writing was utterly enchanting, fearlessly bringing this story to life with her breathtaking imagery, heartfelt emotion, witty dialogue, and unapologetic steam. True to the series, Dark Corners explores love bent by duty, sacrifice, and the scars of service. A.M. Madden has absolutely outdone herself with David and Maygen’s story, delivering a rare and wondrous romance that is both absolutely heart wrenching and blindingly hopeful. I can’t wait to see what this author has in store for us next!

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A.M. Madden is a USA Today bestselling author, as well as 2016 eLit Gold Medalist for Best Romance Ebook, and 2016 Ippy Award Silver Medalist for Best Romance Ebook.

A.M. is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels, and now an author.

“It’s all about the HEA.”

A.M. Madden is the author of the popular Back-Up Series, as well as several other contemporary romances. She also writes the True Heroes Series for Random House.

Her debut novel was Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. In Back-Up, A.M.’s main character Jack Lair caused readers to swoon. They call themselves #LairLovers, and have been faithful supporters to Jack, as well to the rest of his band, Devil’s Lair.

A.M. truly believes that true love knows no bounds. In her books, she aspires to create fun, sexy, realistic romances that will stay with you after the last page has been turned. She strives to create characters that the reader can relate to and feel as if they know personally.

A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while spending quality time with her three handsome men. A.M. is a Gemini and an Italian Jersey girl, but despite her Zodiac sign, nationality, or home state, she is very easy going.

She loves the beach, loves to laugh, and loves the idea of love.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ & GIVEAWAY – Immortal Envy by A.D. Justice

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Title: Immortal Envy
Author: A.D. Justice
Series: Immortal Obsession #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: October 10, 2016

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Two brothers.
Best friends.
Immortals.
One woman – the subject of their mutual obsession, but for very different reasons.
The end result will change the New York City vampire clan forever. Immortals can hold a grudge for a very long time.

Constant craving . . . immortal obsession.

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A.D. Justice delves into the paranormal with Immortal Envy, a smart, sexy, action-packed adventure that will leave you wanting more of the Barnett brothers. While I’m not usually a reader of paranormal romance, there was something about the premise of this book and the relationship between the main characters that had me anxious to dive in. The contrast between Alea’s innocent and soft demeanor with both Ramses and Slade’s brand of gritty desire was utterly addicting and I found myself enthralled by the escalating corruption of our heroine’s thoughts, emotions, and instincts. As a result of this undeniable tension, the chemistry between the brothers and Alea scorched the pages and kept me reading in heated anticipation of the next sizzling encounter.

“If I could find someone like her, a woman whose blood makes mine boil with desire, I would never become bored. I’d never tire of her. I’d never need another. She would be my immortal love.”

A.D. Justice didn’t pull any punches when it came to the passion she felt for these characters. Her excitement for Slade, Ramses, and Alea’s story was definitely palpable, radiating from the pages and ensuring my investment in their journey. I really enjoyed the character growth that occurred over the course of this novel. All three of our main characters seemed to totally transform as the story progressed and I was captivated by the new facets of their personalities and interesting relationship dynamics that eventually came to light. I especially loved the raw carnality that A.D. Justice so expertly coaxed from her characters as they left the civility and decorum of that time period behind and gave into the animalistic urges of their paranormal species.

“His immortal obsession is married to his immortal nemesis. He both loves and hates his brother, just as he loves and hates himself.”

I loved seeing A.D. Justice reach outside of her normal writing realm with this book. Not only did she branch into the paranormal, but there was also a distinctly historical feel to this story that the author seemed to capture absolutely effortlessly with her language. From the descriptive imagery and social morals to her characters’ inner musings, A.D. Justice brought this fictional world to life in a bold and beautiful way. In addition to the great world building, there is also some fantastic storyline development that has me anxious to get my hands on the rest of this series. As A.D. Justice unraveled a few of the mysteries and exposed other pieces of the Barnett family puzzle, more questions arose that have me completely intrigued. I can’t wait to find out where this series is headed and how things will end up for this complicated Vampire clan.

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A.D. Justice is the USA Today bestselling author of the Steele Security Series (Wicked Games, Wicked Ties, Wicked Nights, Wicked Intentions), the Crazy Series (Crazy Maybe, Crazy Baby), the Dominic Powers series (Her Dom, Her Dom’s Lesson), and Intent, a standalone novel.

When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her own alpha male character in their north Georgia mountain home. She is also an avid reader of romance novels, a master at procrastination, a chocolate sommelier, a twister of words, and speaks fluent sarcasm.

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