BLOG TOUR – Dangerous Rush by S.C. Stephens

Title – Dangerous Rush
Author – S.C. Stephens
Publication Date – June 13, 2017
Series – Rush #2

Feeling the rush comes with a price…

Mackenzie Cox has lost everything—except Hayden Hayes. With Kenzie’s racing career over, and her family no longer speaking to her, Hayden has been her rock, as she tries to pick up the pieces of what was once her life.

But when Hayden’s racing team hires his beautiful ex-girlfriend, Felicia, to be their new hotshot rider, Kenzie and Hayden’s seemingly solid relationship begins to crack. Kenzie can only watch from the sidelines, as Felicia lives the life she was forced to leave behind, and as tension begins to build between Hayden and Kenzie, she wonders if Hayden isn’t the man she once knew.

I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for more of Kenzie and Hayden and holy cow, did S.C. Stephens deliver. While the first book in the Rush series was driven forward through action and fast-paced romance, Dangerous Rush reminded me a lot more of the classic Stephens I have encountered. The conclusion to their story was filled with angst and emotional components to keep readers turning page after page – reminiscent of her Thoughtless series. I never knew what to expect, but I can definitely say Dangerous Rush was full throttle.

“You act like your life is carved in stone, unchangeable, but it’s not, Hayden. You can change anything about yourself that you want. Anything.”

I will say that it seemed that life was against the couple in this book; Everything that fate could throw at them happened, but never in an exaggerated manner. Though at times it could feel like a lot, everything still felt natural to the storyline, which I appreciated. I also loved how complex the characters grew to be in Dangerous Rush. Even though they wanted nothing more than to race, the crux of the story became about so much more. They were truly tested to figure out their priorities and what mattered most to each of them. It was a journey of emotions that I could not get enough of and wished it could continue forever.

“We were on paths neither one of us could change, and unfortunately, they were heading in opposite directions.”

The transformations from the first book, especially in those initial moments, to the ending of this one, was mind boggling. Both Hayden and Kenzie were forced to confront emotions, people, and inner demons which made for quite a salivating read. They grew before my very eyes and witnessing it certainly felt special. Kenzie went from high to low and how she dealt with it resonated so strongly with me. She was a girl after my own heart and that made me love her even more. I’m not going to lie, I went through very large gaps of time where I was so frustrated with Hayden that I was ready to put my boot upside his head. What’s that saying? The best laid plans? Expect some definite surprises with that one 😉

“There was just something about Kenzie on a bike that got all my juices flowing—I wanted to hold her, kiss her, race her, and undress her, all at the same time.”

Overall, I loved the new scenery combined with the classic, unforgettable Stephens. Her writing in Dangerous Rush felt so much more angsty and left me craving nothing but more. I don’t know if there will be more spinoffs in the series, but I know for certain that if she writes them, I’ll be waiting for that green light to speed through for my own Dangerous Rush!


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S.C. Stephens is a bestselling author who enjoys spending every free moment she has creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance.

Her debut novel, Thoughtless, an angst-filled loved triangle charged with insurmountable passion and the unforgettable Kellan Kyle, took the literary world by storm. Amazed and surprised by the response to the release of Thoughtless in 2009, more stories were quick to follow. Stephens has been writing nonstop ever since.

In addition to writing, Stephens enjoys spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading fabulous novels, loading up her iPod with writer’s block reducing music, heading out to the movies and spending quality time with her friends and family. She currently resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her two equally beautiful children.

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BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY – Salvaged by Jay Crownover

Title: Salvaged
Author: Jay Crownover
Series: Saints of Denver #4
Release Date: June 20, 2017

Hudson Wheeler is a nice guy. Everyone knows it, including his fiancée who left him with a canceled wedding and a baby on the way. He’s tired of finishing last and is ready to start living in the moment with nights soaked in whiskey, fast cars, and even faster girls. He’s set to start living on the edge, but when he meets Poppy Cruz, her sad eyes in the most gorgeous face he’s ever seen hook him in right away. Wheeler can see Poppy’s pain and all he wants to do is take care of her and make her smile, whatever it takes.

Poppy can’t remember a time when she didn’t see strangers as the enemy. After a lifetime of being hurt from the men who swore to protect her, Poppy’s determined to keep herself safe by keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Wheeler’s sexy grin and rough hands from hours restoring classic cars shouldn’t captivate her, but every time she’s with him, she can’t help being pulled closer to him. Though she’s terrified to trust again, Poppy soon realizes it might hurt even more to shut Wheeler out—and the intense feelings pulsing through her are making it near impossible to resist him.

The only thing Poppy is sure of is that her heart is in need of some serious repair, and the more time she spends with Wheeler, the more she’s convinced he’s the only man with the tools to fix it.

Jay Crownover says goodbye to the Saints of Denver series with Salvaged, Poppy and Wheeler’s breathtaking journey. This novel was bittersweet in so many ways as Jay’s Marked Men universe came full circle in what can only be described as a brilliant celebration of life and love. Poppy and Wheeler’s story was an exercise in resilience and a true testament to the power of family. My heart was so full by the time I’d turned the final page that I couldn’t help but want to go back to the beginning and start reading all over again. Complete with appearances from all of my favorite Marked Men and Saints of Denver couples, this unforgettable story felt like coming home.

“All those things that you think make this something that is impossible to start, I saw them long before you saw me and I still couldn’t look away.”

After meeting Poppy and Wheeler in Riveted, I was thoroughly intrigued. There was something unexpected and utterly undeniable brewing between this couple from the moment they met and I just knew that their connection would prove to be significant. Jay Crownover definitely didn’t disappoint, completely blowing me away with Poppy and Wheeler’s story. With Salvaged, Jay delivered something fierce, surprising and entirely heartfelt and I couldn’t help but lose myself in every passionate encounter, honest exchange and adorable moment of sweetness that colored the pages of this novel.

“I’d always wanted something solid, something sure and steady… who knew my stability would come in the form of a girl that seemed so fragile and breakable?”

Poppy was every bit the heroine I’d hoped she’d be and then some. Beautiful, kind and unbelievably sweet, Poppy radiated strength and goodness in a way that drew me in and demanded I invest myself in her happily ever after. My heart ached for everything she had endured and yet I felt such comfort and courage in watching her heal. Poppy’s growth over the course of the novel was awe-inspiring and I loved how Jay Crownover transformed this character in a way that was careful to maintain the authenticity of Poppy’s emotions and the integrity of her experiences.

“I gotta tell ya, Hudson, a bad day with you is still better than the best day without you.”

Wheeler took me by surprise. He was so unlike Jay Crownover’s past leading men that I wasn’t sure what to expect from him. Needless to say, it didn’t take long for Wheeler to steal my heart and I quickly found myself madly in love with his patience, loyalty and deep devotion to Poppy. I adored the personal journey Jay Crownover had in store for our hero and enjoyed seeing Wheeler broken down and exposed as he learned to navigate his new reality and began to evolve in his own, equally captivating way.

“I wasn’t living my life where the scars and wounds were – no, I was living it where the love and light found me every single day.”

Salvaged absolutely sparkled, serving up all of the heartache, angst and delightfully sexy moments I’ve come to love from Jay Crownover and so much more. This book was the perfect end to what feels like an era of inimitable, inked book boyfriends and I find myself feeling both wholly satisfied and inexplicably sad. The writing was exquisite, the emotions genuine, and the storyline totally enthralling. I fell hard and fast for Poppy and Wheeler, Jay’s most undeniably worthy couple yet. These characters were simply good down to their souls and it made their triumphant happily ever after that much sweeter. Salvaged is hopeful, stunning and full of feels – an absolute must read from Jay Crownover!

I put my hands to my cheeks and held my face. I could feel heat under the surface and I could hear the rush of blood between my ears.

“Are you going to be okay? Do you need me to get you something? Should I grab Dixie?” He sounded genuinely concerned about me and that only made me shake even harder.

“No, I’m fine.” I wasn’t fine and hadn’t been in a very long time. “Dixie is in Mississippi. She took Dolly down because Church moved into the house he rented for them and she wanted the dog to get used to their new home and so she could see what it was like to have a yard.” I was babbling but I couldn’t stop the words from pouring out. “How do you move me without laying a hand on me?”

He looked up from where he was watching the puppy dig into his chow. Those blue eyes were like lasers as they cut into me from across the room. He put his hands on the counter and leaned forward. “What are you talking about?” His voice held that same even tone but there was something in it, some deeper note, that let me know he knew exactly what I was talking about.

I wrapped my arms around myself in a protective hug and met his look with a pointed one of my own. “I get stuck, frozen with fear. I end up caught between memories and reality. Most people grab my arm or touch me somewhere to get me moving again. Either that or they go around me like I’m in the way. You made me move without doing anything.”

His eyebrows shot up and the corners of his mouth pulled down in a frown. “People shouldn’t touch you unless you tell them it’s okay, even if you are in the way.”

His words had me shivering in a completely different way than I had been before and I was the opposite of cold. “I didn’t use to mind it.” The words cracked and sounded almost as broken as I felt on the inside. “I mean being touched. It was until…after.”

He lowered his gaze and I saw his chest rise and fall as he sucked in a deep breath. “The reason doesn’t matter. If you don’t like it, people should respect that. No one has a right to put their hands on you unless you want them there.”

Right there in that moment I thought I wouldn’t mind it too terribly much if he walked across the room and replaced the frail and thin arms that were currently holding me together with his thick, strong, tattooed ones. It was probably the only touch I would ever crave but I would never be brave enough to ask for it, so I cleared my throat and awkwardly made my way closer to where he was standing. I lifted myself up into one of the barstools that was across the counter from him and put my hands on the cool surface separating us and prayed they would stop shaking.

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Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men, The Point, and the Saints of Denver series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs. 

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BLOG TOUR – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Title – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Author – Taylor Jenkins Reid
Publication Date – June 13, 2017

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

Written with Reid’s signature talent for “creating complex, likable characters” (Real Simple), this is a fascinating journey through the splendor of Old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means—and what it takes—to face the truth.

I went back and forth for weeks trying to decide if I would read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It sounded intriguing and glamorous, but I had a feeling that it could go one of two very different ways which made me apprehensive at the same time. I finally decided that my love of Reid’s writing style was worth the risk and boy, did it pay off in spades. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was a mesmerizing tale of the cut-throat culture that is Hollywood and surprised me time after time. I can guarantee that whatever you think you’re getting with this novel is nothing like what is delivered, but it’s even better!

“I had learned all too well that pain was sometimes stronger than the need to keep up appearances.”

From the very first moment I was introduced to Evelyn Hugo, I was entranced. As the pages turned and the storyline developed, I fell into her vortex much like all the people described in her life. She was a woman who was not afraid of failure, striving to achieve her goals no matter the cost. Evelyn turned out to be complex and had many layers to her personality and motives; I couldn’t help but keep turning the pages to get more and more. There was something incredibly special about watching this woman rise to the top, fall again, and experience all the ups and downs that Hollywood threw her way. Though there are bits and pieces of romance sprinkled throughout, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is most definitely a story about this irresistible woman.

“Me, I’ve always gone after what I wanted with everything in me. Others fall into happiness.”

I’ll admit that I read this because of how the synopsis sounded, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that all of my preconceived notions were proven false. The plot was like nothing I have ever come across and I simply couldn’t put it down. Reid’s writing had almost a lyrical quality to it, allowing the words to flow so smoothly and effortlessly. She is quickly becoming an author that leaves me aching to absorb whatever she gives to readers. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo was layered and complex, delivering an unforgettable tale that I won’t soon forget. If you’re a reader who adores classic Hollywood, or a book where the heroine shines, I can’t recommend this one enough. It’s a gem that I’m sure people will fall in love with for years to come!

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Taylor Jenkins Reid lives in Los Angeles and is the acclaimed author of One True LovesMaybe in Another LifeAfter I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. Her books have been named a “Best Book of Summer” by People, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, InStyle, Good Housekeeping, USA TODAYRedbookUs Weekly, Parade, PopSugar, Buzzfeed, Bustle, Brit+Co, Goodreads, and others.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ – Time to Learn by Karen Ferry

Title: Time to Learn
Author: Karen Ferry
Series: Believe #3
Release Date: June 6, 2017

Love is blind.
Love is false.
Love is deceitful.
Until him.

My fairytale ending turned into a nightmare soon after I gave the man I thought was perfect my vows. Like the coward I was, I remained in my prison for too long. But there was one light amidst all the darkness – my daughter, Ailith.

Now, I’m a 33-year-old woman, living with her mother in a little town in Scotland that’s quiet but safe, trying to keep the family business afloat.

When will I find the courage to live again?

One day, a glance from a stranger brings me a sliver of hope that I haven’t believed in since I was young.

Will it be enough?

Love is a lie.
Love is an illusion.
Love is painful.
Until her.

She made me trip over my own two feet – made me yearn for the very thing I’ve avoided all my life: love. But she didn’t love me back. I had to escape my memories somehow, and I fled to Scotland.

Now, I’m more lost than I’ve ever been, trying to forget the woman who managed to soften my cynical heart.

Will the hole in my chest ever heal?

One day, the sorrow in a woman’s eyes causes me to trip again. My heart beats anew, and when she finally allows me to see her, I’m filled with hope.

Will she give in to me?

For Laura and Kristian, everything changes with just one glance. But can two people who have been burned in the past open their hearts and learn to love again?

Karen Ferry serves up another electric romance with Laura and Kristian’s heartfelt story in Time to Learn. Having both experienced their share of heartache, Laura and Kristian made for a deliciously angsty duo and I thoroughly enjoyed unraveling them over the course of this novel. Karen Ferry crafted a fantastic dynamic with this couple, their age difference and seemingly opposite personalities laying the groundwork for an utterly enthralling push and pull between them. Laura and Kristian’s chemisty was obvious and heady, but it was their undeniably deep connection that kept me riveted to the pages. I loved exploring Laura and Kristian’s world and found myself falling hard and fast for this perfectly matched and beautifully broken pair. My heart shattered and repaired itself several times over as I read this story but in the end Karen Ferry left it absolutely bursting and totally content.

“I was too focused on the game— the chase— that I became blinded by my own arrogance. Such a fool. Pride goes before the fall, as they say. And boy, did I fall.”

I loved Laura and everything that this character represented. Karen Ferry wrote this character to exemplify strength and courage in a way that is rare and decidedly profound. I adored how fiercely Laura loved her daughter and couldn’t help but admire everything that she had endured in life. Her determination and general positivity made it impossible not to love this heroine and I found myself invested in her happily ever after in no time at all. Kristian on the other hand, took a bit more time to understand but I was constantly surprised by his words and actions. As Karen Ferry exposed this man to the reader, I found myself connecting with him in unexpected ways and eventually, falling head over heels for his particular brand of charming. I definitely wanted a little more depth from Kristian, a closer look at his past and the history that shaped him into the man he was, but overall I thought he was pretty swoon-worthy.

“When he’s near, I forget the darkness. I smile more. I laugh again. I feel warm instead of cold; safe instead of scared; full instead of unfulfilled.”

Time to Learn was beautifully written, effortlessly showcasing the author’s incredible growth. Driven more by emotion than action, there was a simplicity to the storyline that really grabbed me. Karen Ferry expertly incorporated the colorful nuances and intriguing legends of the Scottish setting to create a fictional world that was as vibrant as it was addictive. Time to Learn was bursting with brilliant imagery and drenched in raw feeling, ensuring that the reader was wholly captivated by Laura and Kristian’s journey. While this story was a bit slow to start, I found myself enchanted by not only the hero and heroine, but by the lovable secondary characters as well. Ailith was truly one of a kind and helped reveal a lot about Laura as a character. Karen Ferry also had me totally hooked on Trish and Alex and I can’t wait to see them again in the future. Laura and Kristian’s story is sweet, thoughtful and full of feels. A great new addition to the believe series, Time to Learn is another hit from Karen Ferry!


“I’m sure it’s not difficult to find companions with the way you look.”

As if they have a mind of their own, my eyes trail up his muscular chest. I wonder if he’s got any ink hidden away underneath the black T-shirt, but when my gaze lands on his again, I bite my lip. His eyes cloud over with shadows and I wish I could take the words back.

“Maybe not. But friendships aren’t formed just because you share a bed, or something else, for a night or two. They need time for that, don’t you agree?”

I nod, attempting to hide my wince at the image of Kristian lying with some faceless woman in a bed that pops into my head.


Then I want to slap myself for even thinking like that. It’s not my place. But that doesn’t mean he’s convinced me yet.

“What have you got to lose?” he persists, frowning at me.

“I’ve never known any man who asked me to be friends keep his promise,” I answer quietly. “I don’t have anything to lose, as you put it, but I just want you to know why I’m hesitating.”

He sighs as he shakes his head.


I roll my eyes at him.

“Perhaps, but Scots are known for that.”

“Okay, how does this sound?” He inches forward in his seat. “I know that Lise will be spending a lot of time at your farm, and I’d actually like to come with her from time to time. How about we agree to just try to be friends? And if one of us ends up falling for the other, we promise to say it and not keep it a secret?”

I lean closer so he can hear me better over the sound of the people milling about in the pub.

“Do you keep your promises, Kristian?”

He frowns.

“I try really hard not to break them, Laura.”

He sounds so serious, and that decides it for me. I nod, satisfied with that.

“That’s good. Okay, we have a deal.”

I raise my hand, waiting for him to shake it. When he smiles slowly at me, I suppress a slight shiver. He really is quite beautiful.

“Deal,” he says as he takes my hand.

I shake it once and then release it quickly.

“Good, but I need to make something very clear.”

“What’s that?”

“No more talk about wanting to kiss me. Friends don’t kiss.”

He laughs as he nods. “Okay, you’ll never hear me say those words again.”

Smiling, I toast him with my glass.

“Good. Now, how about I buy you a drink, friend?”

A small glint of appreciation lights up in his eyes, and he nods.

“That would be good. Thanks.”

I nod and stand up to leave him. As I walk to the bar, I wonder if I’ve just made the worst mistake of my life. But then again, what’s the harm?

As long as I keep my libido in check, I’ll be fine.

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Karen Ferry is a thirty-something writer, wife to a quiet, laidback man, and mother to a gorgeous, stubborn, redheaded girl who keeps her parents on their toes.

Even though Karen is Danish, she has always felt more at ease writing stories in English, and she is a complete Anglophile and bookaholic. She loves Italian food and wine, travelling, and spending time with her family. When she is not writing, she reads – her favourite genres are New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Erotica and Romantic Suspense. She can never get enough of romance.

Or of too many book boyfriends, either.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ & GIVEAWAY – The History in Us by L.B. Dunbar

Title: The History in Us
Author: L.B. Dunbar
Release Date: June 2, 2017

Are you a hero yet?
Her words rang in my head.
I wanted to be.
For you, I want to be, I told her in my dream, the dream where she kissed me again.

A hero-worthy kiss.

Stay safe, she had said. Come back to me.
My lips tingled.
The brush of hers over mine a memory held in the blackest of night,
the hottest of desert days,
and the cold-evil hell of war against hidden enemies.

I wanted another chance to taste those lips,
melt them against mine,
and mold her body to me.
I wanted to live.
For Katie.

L.B. Dunbar delivers a poignant, life-affirming tale with Katie and Levi’s story in The History in Us. From the very first page I was hooked, curious to uncover what the author had in store for these two seemingly opposite characters. I was certainly not disappointed as L.B. Dunbar took readers on a journey that raised as many questions as it answered and forced Katie and Levi to face the power of the past before exploring the possibility of a future. Since this duo shared some very brief history, The History in Us held a certain second-chance tone that kept me riveted to the pages. I needed to know how Katie and Levi’s story would play out and I was anxious to clarify their connection and reconcile their very different worlds. Despite the challenges they faced, this couple shared a heady connection and electric chemistry that made it impossible not to fall in love with them. I was hooked on Katie and Levi’s push and pull and couldn’t help but root for them to redefine their history and secure the future.

“Levi Walker happened to me, and it wasn’t the first time. It wasn’t even the second time.”

Having met Katie as a child in Sound Advice, I was thrilled to hear we’d be seeing her all grown up. I absolutely adored getting to know this character as an adult and experiencing her story in an entirely new way. L.B. Dunbar did a fantastic job allowing Katie’s book to stand on its own, while tying in that comforting familiarity of her family. I also appreciated the way L.B. Dunbar incorporated Katie’s past into her present day insecurities and fears, giving this character an authenticity that is not only rare but also incredibly beautiful. Levi, on the other hand, proved to be the perfect new addition to L.B. Dunbar’s fictional world and I loved the way she tied him back to Katie’s hometown so effortlessly. His own history was heart wrenching and made me feel, giving Levi the kind of depth and intrigue that completely captivates. While I definitely wanted to know more about this enigmatic and charming hero, there were plenty of twists where Levi was concerned to keep me turning the pages.

“But I don’t want only history with you, Katie, intertwined, and crossing over and doubling back.”

The writing was breathtaking and full of emotion, bringing Katie and Levi’s journey to life in a way that felt real and visceral. I experienced their pain as my own and reveled in the moments of joy and hope this couple shared. L.B. Dunbar had me wholly enthralled and undeniably invested in Katie and Levi’s happily ever after. While there were plenty of sweet and sexy moments in this story, The History in Us wasn’t afraid to pull any punches. The storyline definitely dealt with some painful realities and ugly truths, delivering a good dose of angst alongside the romance. Balancing out the whole thing was some much needed laughter and levity in the form of the lovable and fun secondary characters. I can only hope we’ll be seeing more of them in the future. L.B. Dunbar definitely has another hit on her hands with this contemporary romance. Smart, heartfelt, and overflowing with genuine emotion, The History in Us is an utterly unforgettable read.

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Avid drinker of Coca-Cola, L.B. Dunbar loves the sweet things in life. Her affair with all things romantic began with her first book at the tender age of six: Goldilocks and the Three Bears. One can never forget her first! From there, the reading journey includes a deep love of fairy tales, medieval knights, regency debauchery, and alpha males. She loves a deep belly laugh and a strong hug. Occasionally, she has the energy of a Jack Russell terrier. Accused, yes, that’s the correct word, of having an over active imagination; to her benefit, such an imagination works well. Author of over a dozen novels, she’s created small town worlds, rock star mayhem, and MMA chaos. Her other duties in life include: mother to four growing children and wife to the one and only.

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REVIEW – To Portland, With Love by Cassia Leo

Title: To Portland, With Love
Author: Cassia Leo
Series: The Story of Us, #3.5
Publication Date: April 16, 2017

To Portland, With Love is a short story from the bestselling Story of Us series.

Rory and Houston are living a seemingly perfect life in their picturesque house on the lake, but all is not as rosy as it seems. Rory’s discontent with the new yuppie lifestyle she feels she’s supposed to adopt is bleeding into all aspects of their marriage, and Houston is not at all pleased. Will the stress of Rory’s first book signing bring them to the brink?

Rory and Houston are back in To Portland, With Love! This sexy little short for The Story of Us Series brought back all the feels of this couple’s tumultuous journey. I absolutely adored seeing Rory and Houston settled into their happily ever after. The heat between these two still sizzled off the pages and Cassia Leo once again managed to make me blush with Houston’s deliciously filthy mouth. Scorching encounters aside, life isn’t all sunshine and roses for Rory and Houston. Cassia Leo doesn’t shy away from the stresses of juggling a marriage, two children, and burgeoning careers. The ensuing bickering and misunderstandings, while certainly frustrating, made this couple feel incredibly genuine and further confirmed the depth of their devotion to one another with their willingness to fight for their relationship each and every day.

“Thank you for writing this story and thank you for setting it in Portland. I… felt like I was reading a book about me. No one ever writes books about people like me.”

In addition to seeing the life that Rory and Houston have built together, we get a glimpse into Rory’s writing career as she prepares for her first book signing. Her success, after everything she’d been through, and the subject of her novel, proved to be deeply satisfying for fans of The Story of Us Series. My heart swelled with pride for Rory. Mindy and Mike were a little bit of a surprise and I needed a little more on the relationship Rory and Houston had with their neighbors, especially since they ended up being a point of discomfort for Rory. While To Portland, With Love lacked the emotional intensity I’ve come to love from Cassia Leo, it definitely had its moments of honesty that made my heart ache and flutter. If anything I found myself missing this couple and wishing this story had a few more pages. Fans of Cassia Leo’s unforgettable series will undoubtedly enjoy another dose of Rory, Houston, and a few other familiar faces. To Portland, With Love is a sexy and sweet treat that will have you ready for a reunion with Rory and Houston.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ – Love My Way by Kate Sterritt

Title – Love My Way
Author – Kate Sterritt
Publication Date – May 31, 2017

Her name is Emerson Hart and she is the love of his life.

Unfortunately, he’s not the only love of hers.

And therein lies the problem.

How do I begin to review a book that so profoundly marked my soul? Kate Steritt’s Love My Way is the first book I have read by this author but she has reeled me in – hook, line, and sinker. The story was beautifully poignant with realistic characters and genuine, heartfelt emotions. I quite literally had knots in my stomach throughout the read, yet I was unable to put it down. If you get no farther reading this review, just trust me when I say it’s a game changer.

“Instead of seeing broken pieces, he sees the warrior within.”

The heroine, Emerson, was one that I was instantly drawn to. Whether Sterritt was describing the lonely home life or the difficult situations as she grew older, I could see pieces of myself in her. She was a fighter, and a survivor, no matter what she faced. While there were times I wanted to pity her, her strength and resilience forced me to feel nothing but sympathy for her instead. There’s something about the way Emerson is written that had me falling in love and rooting for her from the very first moment she was introduced. The leading men are also phenomenal, and will undoubtedly make readers swoon, but Emerson stole the show for me. Love My Way was her journey and I felt it down to my very core.

“Running from this is pointless, but so is standing still hoping something is going to change.”

Not only was I impressed with the character development, but Sterritt’s writing also blew me out of the water. So many times, I could feel my breath being stolen away as my heart skipped numerous beats. Even though I had an inkling of where the ending was going, the plot was poignant and beautifully written, which resulted in the journey of a lifetime. Love My Way was a story of love and loss, and how humans can find light even when all hope has disappeared. Simply put, this story is impossible not to love. As I’ve stated, this was my first Sterritt book but with all those feels, I promise it’s not my last. I laughed and cried and felt utterly inspired; I definitely cannot wait for more from this very talented lady!

(I desperately NEED more stars!)

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RELEASE BLITZ – Completely Captivated by A.D. Justice

Title: Completely Captivated
Author: A.D. Justice
Release Date: May 25, 2017

Aaron Rivers

Christa was the exact opposite of every woman who’d shared my bed for a night.
All I could think about was getting to know her intimately. She completely captivated me.
Then, as usual, I screwed up everything. My life. Her life. Our love.
Now her old crush is back in town, and he set his sights on Christa. But she’s mine. I’ll be damned if he gets her.
I will win her back before he wins her over.

Christa Lanes

Aaron breezed into my coffee shop and right into my heart. He was gorgeous, confident, and sexy.
Out of all the women who threw themselves at him, he wanted me.
Against my better judgment, I took a chance. Then he took our new life away.
When I was at my darkest, my lifelong friend Jared pulled me through, only to tell me he wants to take Aaron’s place.
But can I give my heart to Jared when Aaron already stole it?

A.D. Justice has done it again, delivering tons of heart and plenty of sizzle in an utterly addictive package with Completely Captivated. Christa and Aaron’s story was sexy, fun and full of feels – an epic emotional rollercoaster that kept me riveted to the pages from start to finish. I loved the instant and heady connection between this duo and found myself effortlessly invested in their romance. Christa and Aaron’s adorable flirtations and authentic sweetness was the perfect balance to the otherwise heart-wrenching nature of their journey and A.D. Justice did an incredible job at making sure I was giggling, blushing and happy sighing my way through this novel. Completely Captivated highlighted this author’s fantastic growth as both a writer and storyteller. Told with a fresh, unique voice, this book had me falling in love with A.D. Justice’s writing all over again.

“Everything she’d ever wanted in life was within her grasp, and she felt it slipping away, like tiny grains of sand sliding through her fingers.”

One of the things I love about A.D. Justice is her great character development and Christa epitomized the kind of incredible growth I’ve come to adore from this author. Initially Christa came across as timid, stuck in the past and afraid to take a chance but there was a small spark inside of her that just needed the right fuel to transform into something fiery and passionate. Aaron proved to be the man for the job and I loved seeing Christa come into her own over the course of this story. Her bravery and willingness to fight for what she wanted really struck a chord with me and even with Jared complicating things there was an undeniable surety in the kind of woman she wanted to be that kept me firmly invested in Christa’s happily ever after.

“If she doesn’t miss you when you’re gone, there’s not much to fight for, Aaron.”

The men in Christa’s life were a little more complicated and A.D. Justice definitely threw readers for a loop with Aaron and Jared’s vastly different personalities. While Jared felt familiar and safe, I fell hard and fast for Aaron. I adored the combination of Aaron’s charming personality with the absolute resilience he displayed while winning over Christa. There was a confidence in his feelings that had me firmly set on Team Aaron long before I really knew much about either man. I enjoyed the way A.D. Justice played these characters off of one another, giving this story a hint of a love triangle without the over the top drama and infuriating emotions that can sometimes accompany those storylines. All in all I found myself smitten and sure that A.D. Justice wouldn’t lead me astray with my newest book boyfriend.

“I told you I can’t give your heart back. It already beats inside me.”

Completely Captivated was not only bursting with vibrant characters and genuine emotion, but the overall storyline was intriguing and full of surprises. I loved the way A.D. Justice crafted this story to keep me guessing, while maintaining that sense of security that comes from knowing exactly who you’re rooting for. There were also plenty of memorable secondary characters that rounded out Christa, Aaron and Jared’s world. Allie and Delilah in particular added levity and humor to the story in a way that made me grin. As much as I fell in love with Christa and Aaron in this book, A.D. Justice ensured that the peripheral personalities left their mark as well and I hope we’ll be seeing more of them very soon! Beautifully written and overflowing with feeling, Completely Captivated perfectly exemplified contemporary romance with its swoon-worthy and slightly damaged hero, lovable and quirky heroine and wholly enchanting storyline.

The moonlight shone directly through her bedroom window, casting its silvery light across her naked body. Her eyes glistened with unshed tears that she quickly blinked back. My hands reached out to her and cupped her face to kiss her deeply. I tasted the faint sweetness of alcohol. With my intensity increased, I poured every bit of my love into the kiss, willing her to feel it and take her fill of it. I gently pushed on her shoulders, silently instructing her to sit, and then I helped her move up to the head of the bed.

I started at her feet, kissing, licking, sucking, and nipping my way up and down each leg. I took my time loving her, worshiping her entire body, and pouring my whole heart into her. Then I worked my way back up her leg, stopping momentarily at her core to meet her gaze. My chest clenched at her expression. It was a mixture of the worst pain, the purest bliss, and the deepest love I’d ever seen. That expression would haunt me—later. I’d berate myself for causing her so much pain and confusion, but for as long as she’d let me stay, my sole focus was to make her feel better.

I dipped my head and sucked her clit into my mouth. She gasped and grasped my hair in her fingers. Intermittently, I sucked on it lightly then gently ran my tongue over, under, and around it repeatedly. I moved slowly at first, savoring her natural flavor and every sound of approval she made. The intensity inside her was building to massive levels. She was so close but not quite there yet—but she would be there many times before I was done.

“I fucking love how you taste. And the sounds you make. The way your tiny fists pull my hair just before you come. Your breathy voice when you scream my name.” Her body melted under my touch, my words only adding to her need for more.

I increased the suction on her clit then scraped my teeth across it. Her hips bucked upward involuntarily. Her grip on my hair increased, slightly tugging on it and pulling me closer to her at the same time. Her hungry moans were sexy enough to push me over the edge before she even touched me, but I retrained my focus on her pleasure.

I wrapped my arms under and around her legs and pulled her core to my mouth, and I hungrily lapped her up. After a quick dart of my tongue in and out of her pussy before rolling it inside her, she almost sat straight up from the intensity. When she fell back against the pillows, I continued assaulting all her senses. My hot, wet tongue found her nub once again before my lips closed around it and my finger thrust into her waiting entrance.

As I pushed it in, her moans became louder and her grip became tighter. I deliberately moved my finger in and out of her at a leisurely pace. The need to see her almost matched my need to have her, so I raised my eyes to watch her. Her neck was arched back, her eyes welded shut, and her mouth was agape, with her sexy moans involuntarily escaping at my ministrations. With an added second finger filling and stretching her, I increased the pressure and crooked them to catch the spot that sent her over the edge.

“Aaron,” she screamed, and it was the sweetest music.

I pressed on until she rode the last wave of her orgasm and soaked my hand. When I pulled my fingers out of her, she opened her eyes in time to see me put them in my mouth and lick her essence off them. Her lips parted and her eyes widened. The pulse in her neck jumped in time with her pounding heart. She tried to pull me to her, but I gently nudged her back down, silently shaking my head side to side.

Her responding grumble made me smile against her skin as I continued licking, nipping, and sucking my way up her stomach and ribs until I reached her breasts. The stubble of my unshaven jaw rubbed against her soft skin, leaving light red abrasions like they were my own personal branding iron. My possessive side appreciated the fact that her skin held my mark. She was mine, after all, and I was determined to win her back. When I reached her breasts, I took one into my mouth, sucking and biting on her nipple while my hand kneaded her other breast. My thumb and middle finger closed around the taut peak of her nipple, and I continued my double assault on her. Her fingers gripped my shoulders and back, her nails dug into my skin in response to the powerful sensations.

“Aaron,” she panted.

I raised my head to meet her eyes, yet I was afraid to speak the words that were on the tip of my tongue. Afraid the words would break the spell, and she’d tell me to leave. That she’d realize this wasn’t just a dream she’d later wake up from and instantly regret her middle-of-the-night phone call.

“Aaron, if you don’t take me now, I will leave and find someone else who will!”

Her words struck a chord in the hidden chasms of my mind. I knew her declaration was part bluff and all frustration, but that very thought had tormented me countless times every night. The thought spurred me to speak my mind, my response leaving no room for discussion or argument.

“The. Hell. You. Will. You are mine, Christa. For better or for worse. Till death do us part. And it’ll be over my dead fucking body that any other man touches you–or it’ll be his fucking death.” I meant every word of it.

Her eyes widened in surprise, studying my face and partly losing the glazed look of desire. I sensed my fear was about to come true—she was on the verge of realizing our rendezvous was a huge mistake and making me leave. So I decided to finish what she asked me to start. I aligned the head of my cock at the entrance of her wet core then slowly pushed into her, giving her body time to adjust to my size.

Once I’d pushed in to the hilt, burying myself fully inside her, I curled my hips and thrust slightly harder into her. I straightened my arms and looked directly into her eyes, holding hers captive. The glazed look returned to her eyes, and her hands moved to my chest, gripping, holding, and stroking me as I thrust into her harder and harder.

When she closed her eyes, I immediately issued an order. “Open your eyes and look at me. See me, Christa. You were made for me and only me. You are like a finely tuned violin, custom-made to be played only by my hands. Your body wraps around and fits me perfectly. I know every sound you make, when your breathing changes, and only I can give you what your body craves. I am the only man who can answer its call. You. Belong. To. Me. And I belong to you.” I kept my voice low and let it flow across the air between us. Her inner walls quivered and squeezed me as her body shuddered at my words.

I pulled her legs up, wrapped my arms behind her knees, and increased the angle and depth of my penetration. Christa grasped at the sheets, writhing beneath me in sheer ecstasy. Harder and harder, I thrust into her over and over until her orgasm completely took her over the edge. When she screamed out my name again, I felt her tightness squeezing around me, holding me inside her and milking me for everything I have. I gladly gave it to her, emptying myself deep inside her and groaning with complete satisfaction as I said, “You have all of me.”

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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. An avid animal lover, A.D. Justice has three horses, two dogs, and one cat.

While the primary focus of her books have been romantic suspense, she has plans to expand into different sub-genres of romance. Stay tuned to read what she has in store for you!

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REVIEW – Roommating by Noelle Adams & Samantha Chase

Title: Roommating
Authors: Noelle Adams & Samantha Chase
Series: Preston’s Mill #1
Release Date: September 7, 2016

Forget all those other roommate romances you might have read.

Heather and Chris don’t hate each other…very much. And they don’t have sex all the time…at least not at first. Chris doesn’t go around shirtless, flexing his muscles and driving Heather wild…too often. And he doesn’t get jealous and possessive every time she goes out with another man…well, maybe occasionally.

But they definitely don’t fall in love…right away.

When Heather comes back to her hometown, she plans to take over her father’s historic restoration business and move into a beautiful converted apartment in Preston’s Mill. Then she finds out she’ll have to partner up with the one man she can never forgive. Chris Dole, who abandoned her father and betrayed her trust three years ago.

It gets even worse. They don’t just have to work together. They have to become roommates for six months to prove they can get along. That means Heather will have to play nice with Chris and put up with his obnoxiousness, his drop-dead sexiness, and his ugly recliner named Flo.

She’ll do what she has to do out of loyalty to her father, but she isn’t going to like it.

At least not much.

Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams deliver a sweet, funny read with Roommating. Filled with witty banter, hilariously awkward moments and plenty of heart, I adored Chris and Heather’s story. This couple shared some great chemistry and an undeniable deeper connection that demanded to be explored. I loved seeing Heather and Chris challenge one another, pushing each other’s buttons and making life just a little more interesting. Chase and Adams definitely know how to keep me grinning with their colorful storytelling, lovable characters and well-timed emotional honesty. Roommating was entertaining, easy to relate to and full of feels – the kind of small-town romance that leaves your heart feeling full and keeps you coming back for more of the fantastic characters.

“They weren’t really as different as she’d always assumed. Both of them lived with these self-fulfilling prophecies.”

Feisty, caring, intelligent and driven, I enjoyed the many facets of Heather’s personality. I loved her relationship with her father and enjoyed discovering her insecurities and fears. Heather came across as genuine and easy to connect with which made rooting for her happily ever after pretty effortless. Chris, on the other hand, definitely intrigued me but it took me a bit to warm up to him. His initial hot and cold personality made me wonder what kind of man he really was and what secrets his past held. While we did get a few glimpses into Chris’ history, I never really understood the whole picture when it came to our hero. That lack of emotional depth kept me from fully investing in Chris. Don’t get me wrong, he was still utterly swoon-worthy at times, but I wanted a bit more from him in terms of overall character development.

“What they expected to happen always did—and it might be partly because they didn’t know to hope for anything else.”

The reluctant roommates aspect of Chris and Heather’s storyline totally captivated me and I’m happy to say I wasn’t disappointed in that regard. Complete with a nosey neighbor and fascinating friends, this couple had me laughing at their ridiculous antics. Admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of third person narration and I tend to feel that some of the emotions are lost in translation. However, Chase and Adams did a good job at grabbing hold of my heartstrings and tugging on them with Chris and Heather’s story. Roommating moves leisurely, paced to emphasize the emotional journey of the couple more than an action-driven one. The combination of the point of view and pacing made this a slower read for me, but it was still every bit the memorable story. Roommating is the perfect balance of sexy, sassy and sweet – a promising start to the Preston’s Mill series!

From the moment I read the blurb of Roommating, I became insanely curious and just had to dive in as soon as I could. It turned out to be such a cute read with a ridiculously fun storyline, and I could not be happier that I took a chance on new authors. I loved seeing the character transformations, especially in Heather. She felt so insecure at times, particularly at the beginning, but then she really thawed as the story went on. She was learning to trust not only those around her, but her own inner voice as well. My biggest drawback was that I wish we had received just a bit more from Chris, as I became curious about his backstory. There was a little bit of depth missing that made it difficult for me to connect to his character on the same level that I did with our heroine. However, the back and forth banter and bickering between these two made for such a fun read that I was definitely left grinning on more than one occasion (especially with the hilarious addition of Estelle)!

“She could paste on a smile and pretend he didn’t exist for the next six months. Right?”

Samantha Chase and Noelle Adams are a seamless team; if I had not known, I never would have guessed that the story came from two different people. The execution was flawless and as a reader, I truly appreciated that. As a personal preference, I do wish it was in the first person narrative as opposed to the third. It can sometimes be difficult for me to connect to the characters and really immerse myself in the story when it’s in third person, which I did have a tiny bit of a problem doing in Roommating. Yet, this quick fun read was very lighthearted and just what I needed. I’m anxious to dive into the next book and see where it takes us with Isabella and Jace because I have a feeling it will be just as addictive as this first in the series!

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ – Curveball by Mariah Dietz

Title: Curveball
Author: Mariah Dietz
Release Date: May 18, 2017

Shakespeare believed there was always humor in tragedy and tragedy in humor.

My life proved his theory as fact.

At eighteen I was a single parent moving to this small town to be with the man I loved. The one who was supposed to love and cherish me in return.

Finding out he had a wife was tragic.
Remaining in love with him in spite of her was more tragic.
My mom and best friend setting me up on a long string of blind dates was an ongoing tragedy.

Nine years later, I’ve learned to see the humor in most situations.

My mom and best friend setting me up on disastrous blind dates.
My son’s jokes.
The fire alarm going off each time I cook.

My constant bright spot always adding to the humor was my son, Hayden. But when Hayden had a life-threatening allergic reaction, the man who came to help my little boy became my own savior. His laugh, his smile, and the way his eyes lit up when he spoke to my son made him a beacon of light in both our lives.

But I wasn’t the only one who noticed him.
When I began having feelings for the man my best and only friend had fallen for, I knew following my heart would once again lead to a fresh round of heartbreak.

Love led me to this town.
Lies kept me there.

Would history repeat itself?
Or had life just thrown me another Curveball?

Mariah Dietz delivers another sweet, angsty romance with Curveball. Ella and Coen’s journey is unique and captivating – the kind of story with plenty of twists and turns to make you think and feel and fall in love. Throw in Ella’s son Hayden and you have the recipe for some definite “aww” moments. I adored the connection Coen seemed to create so easily with Hayden and honestly their relationship was one of the highlights of this storyline for me. Ella and Coen’s connection was more instant and obvious, allowing me to get swept up in the possibilities of their relationship before they ever acknowledged the electricity between them. Mariah Dietz writing is as lyrical and vibrant as ever, painting a beautiful picture of this couple’s world and pulling me into their small-town romance absolutely effortlessly.

“I mean, can you ever really stop loving someone when your heart essentially molds itself to another person’s? Is that even possible?”

While I desperately wanted to love this book as much as I have others from Mariah Dietz, Curveball didn’t quite get there for me. The pacing felt a bit off with an incredibly long build up to a quick and only somewhat satisfying conclusion. I never really loved the heroine, hoping that as a single mom she would have a fierce and protective personality. I also found myself spending more time hating Patrick and being wary of Rachel than I did falling in love with Coen and Ella. The natural feeling rhythm and highly addictive emotional connection I’m used to feeling when it comes to this author just wasn’t there. To be fair, Mariah Dietz delivered plenty of intrigue and a few surprises that kept me reading, but I missed her usual sparkle with this one.

“There are moments in time that my soul feels like an inferno, flushed with smoke and scarred beyond recognition.”

The storyline was undeniably intriguing. I loved the online dating antics and awkward moments that balanced out the serious side of Ella’s story. Plus, Hayden was icing on the adorable cake. There was a lot of heart and tons of feels with Curveball and Mariah Dietz did a great job ensuring that I experienced all of the ups and downs for myself. Coen and Ella’s journey is definitely one-of-a-kind and I really enjoyed getting to know Coen’s family, seeing Ella flourish at work, and watching Coen and Hayden’s relationship blossom. There were plenty of feel good moments packed into this contemporary romance and Mariah Dietz always delivers on the happily ever after. If you love the meeting of two damaged souls and the sweet, slow burn of cautious love then Curveball is definitely worth checking out.

It tends to be a good day in the book world when there is a new release from Mariah Dietz. With the way she writes her angst-filled character dynamics and addictive storylines, I find it hard to get enough. When I read the synopsis to Curveball, I couldn’t even accurately describe my level of excitement. It sounded like a novel that I so desperately wanted to get lost in as soon as possible – especially given the single mom and firefighter aspect.

“You need to find someone who is going to be your inspiration to keep surviving when you go to work every day to fight the devil.”

Ella and Coen’s story felt heavy on the adult portion of life, with a bit of focus on the romances we find. I loved watching Ella’s transformation from the beginning to the end of this novel. For a majority of the time, our heroine didn’t have a backbone when it came to her environment and I found myself getting incredibly frustrated. While it did eventually happen, it was almost instantaneous, but magic nonetheless. I loved when the fierce side of her came shining through for her son. For the most part, Coen still remains a mystery to me. Though we received bits and pieces from his past and what made him the hero he was, I never felt like I understood his actions. However, the swoon and sweetness factor was there, which allowed me to develop feelings for him. He’s one of those characters that may be aloof, yet still draws you in through how he interacts with those around him.

“Sometimes I wonder if your heart can ever love someone again.”

While I did enjoy Curveball, there were several moments that felt like it was lacking the usual Dietz style that I’ve come to expect. First, I had a really difficult time connecting to the characters. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but there was something that left me yearning for more. Furthermore, I felt like there was quite a bit of build up to then have a quick resolution of everything in one fell swoop. I think I would have l appreciated having some of the issues come to light at different parts of the novel and using it as a driving force forward. Though these moments were present, I did find myself enjoying the twists and turns that continued to pop up throughout Curveball.

“That’s not who I am. I am not the guy who makes you cry, and I sure as hell am not the guy who leaves you when you’re hurting.”

Mariah Dietz dazzles with her incredible writing in Curveball. Even when I struggled with the character connections, the way that she tells her stories is something every reader should experience. The surprises that Dietz comes up with will have you turning the pages until that very last one. I have no doubt that people will fall head over heels for Coen and Ella, demanding more from this couple and all they have been through.

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Mariah Dietz lives in Eastern Washington with her husband and two sons that are the axis of her crazy and wonderful world.

Mariah grew up in a tiny town outside of Portland, Oregon, where she spent the majority of her time immersed in the pages of books that she both read and created.

She has a love for all things that include her sons, good coffee, books, travel, and dark chocolate. She also has a deep passion for the stories she writes, and hopes readers enjoy the journeys she takes them on, as much as she loves creating them.

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