Cover Reveal: "Luca" (Chicago Blazers #2) by Brenda Rothert

Today we are sharing the cover reveal of LUCA by Brenda Rothert. This is a contemporary romance, standalone that will be releasing on April 23rd. It is the second title in the Chicago Blaze hockey romance series. Pre-order your copy now for only $2.99!

Luca by Brenda Rothert

Releasing April 23

Chicago Blaze, #2

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Book Blurb:

I only have one love now—the home furnishings business I’m building into an empire. Maybe money and success can’t love me back, but they keep what’s left of my heart safe. One-night stands are my way of scratching the occasional itch I get for something more. And no one’s better for that than a sexy as sin hockey player I’ll never see again after one very hot night together.

I used to love two things: hockey and women. But now my nieces and nephew are my top priority, because I’m raising them after tragedy stole their parents. Somehow I balance single parenthood and my career as a forward for the Chicago Blaze. There’s no time for women, until I get knocked on my ass by Abby Daniels. She’s everything I’ve ever wanted, but her devastating past may end us before we even get started.

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Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.


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Release Day Blitz+ARC Review: "Talen" by Shay Savage

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  In a world plagued by constant earthquakes and volcanic debris, people in the valley struggle to survive while those on top of the hill want for nothing. This is where I come in. I spend my nights plundering supplies in the walled city of Hilltop, and I trade them to the valley people below. I’m not a thief.  I prefer to be known as the head of Lost and Found. When I discover a beautiful but dangerous competitor in my territory, I also learn she knows more about me than she should. Is she a spy sent by my father, or is she a rebel like me? I don’t trust her, but together we’ll discover secrets that may destroy what’s left of our world. There have always been those with wealth and those without. My name is Talen, and I’m here to even the score.


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I received an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

Talen lives in a world set after the apocalypse. When the volcano in Yellowstone exploded, the world changed and the planet destabilized. As Talen tries to survive he will discover that his own past can come back and haunt him and also that love can be found even in the most unexpected places.

Talen was an interesting character. You may see, especially in the cover a badass man but to me, despite his ruthlessness, he was actually quite shy and wanted to find someone who could understand him. The story moves fast and the ending is quite hopeful. Truly I wouldn't mind having other stories set in this world and even interconnecting with each other. 

Shay Savage knows how to weave human nature and bringing it from its higher peak to its lowest end.

  Shay Savage is an independent author from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she lives with her family and a variety of household pets.  She is an accomplished public speaker and holds the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International. Her hobbies include off-roading in her big, yellow Jeep, science fiction in all forms, and soccer.  Savage holds a degree in psychology, and she brings a lot of that knowledge into the characters within her stories. From the author: “It’s my job to make you FEEL.  That doesn’t always mean you’ll feel good, but I want my readers to be connected enough to my characters to care.” Savage’s books many books span a wide variety of topics and sub-genres with deeply flawed characters.  From cavemen to addicts to hitmen, you’ll find yourself falling for these seemingly irredeemable characters!

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ARC Review: "Never-Contented Things" by Sarah Porter

Never-Contented Things by Sarah Porter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

A new YA standalone novel about dark faeries with surefire appeal by Sarah Porter, the critically-acclaimed author of Vassa in the Night and When I Cast Your Shadow

Seductive. Cruel. Bored
Be wary of… 

Never-Contented Things
A Novel of Faery
Prince and his fairy courtiers are staggeringly beautiful, unrelentingly cruel, and exhausted by the tedium of the centuries—until they meet foster-siblings Josh and Ksenia. Drawn in by their vivid emotions, undying love for each other, and passion for life, Prince will stop at nothing to possess them.
First seduced and then entrapped by the fairies, Josh and Ksenia learn that the fairies' otherworldly gifts come at a terrible price—and they must risk everything in order to reclaim their freedom.
“Sarah Porter is a genius. Her language is lush and dangerous, and her books burn with the beautiful, ferocious intensity of a bonfire in the darkest night. Read Never-Contented Things with the lights on. Then read it again.”—Brittany Cavallaro, New York Times bestselling author of A Study in Charlotte

“Sarah Porter’s Never-Contented Things creates a creepy new world like none I’ve seen before. Eerie, edgy, and filled with mystery, Porter takes us to the depths of the magical and psychological.”—Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die



I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

So...this was one of the hardest books I have read so far in 2019. At first, I couldn't understand what was happening but quickly everything went down in an epic fashion that left me reeling from fear and also checking under my bed if there is anything staring back at me.

Ksenia (which is a Greek name by the way) and Josh are two orphans fostered in a group home. They love each other with Josh loving his Kezzer more, despite the curious glances, the bullying, and the shit people give them. And when the mysterious Prince and his entourage appear?

Let's just say that everyone gets weirder and weirder.

Parallel worlds, changelings and a murderous Fae that makes Cardan looks like a sweet little kitten. There are POVs which are separated in parts and the emotional turmoil everyone has in here will make you cringe but also roots for them.

And yet despite the eye in the hat, the house and Josh's wrong choices the story is one huge symbolism about finding the power to move on even after tragedy hits. How to learn to lean on your friends and the family you didn't know how easily you could lose.

Sarah Porter's writing is gritty, terrifying and absolutely captures the scope of being human in a monstrous world.

About the author:

I write stories that seem to me to be quite true enough for all practical purposes. Among them are VASSA IN THE NIGHT, THE LOST VOICES TRILOGY, and the forthcoming WHEN I CAST YOUR SHADOW and TENTACLE AND WING. Realism makes little sense to me and I experience more truth in the fantastic. I always have new novels underway, both Young Adult and Grownup/ Literary/ Speculative. When not writing my own weird stuff, I can often be found leading creative writing workshops with amazing young NYC public-school writers via Teachers & Writers Collaborative. Or I might be drawing, or gardening, or wandering wraithlike through the streets. I live in Brooklyn, land of mystery, with my awesome husband Todd and our two cats, Jub Jub and Delphine. 

Represented by Kent D. Wolf of the Friedrich Agency.

Release Day Blitz+ARC Review+Excerpt+Giveaway: "Overture" (North Security #1) by Skye Warren

Title: Overture
Series: North Security #1
Author: Skye Warren
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: February 19, 2019


Forbidden fruit never tasted this sweet…

The world knows Samantha Brooks as the violin prodigy. She guards her secret truth—the desire she harbors for her guardian.

Liam North got custody of her six years ago. She’s all grown up now, but he still treats her like a child. No matter how much he wants her.

No matter how bad he aches for one taste.

Her sweet overtures break down the ex-soldier’s defenses, but there’s more at stake than her body. Every touch, every kiss, every night. The closer she gets, the more exposed his darkest secret.

She’s one step away from finding out what happened the night she lost her family. One step away from leaving him forever.

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Rest, Liam told me.
He’s right about a lot of things. Maybe he’s right about this. I climb onto the cool pink sheets, hoping that a nap will suddenly make me content with this quiet little life.
Even though I know it won’t.
Besides, I’m too wired to actually sleep. The white lace coverlet is both delicate and comfy. It’s actually what I would have picked out for myself, except I didn’t pick it out. I’ve been incapable of picking anything, of choosing anything, of deciding anything as part of some deep-seated fear that I’ll be abandoned.
The coverlet, like everything else in my life, simply appeared.
And the person responsible for its appearance? Liam North.
I climb under the blanket and stare at the ceiling. My body feels overly warm, but it still feels good to be tucked into the blankets. The blankets he picked out for me.
It’s really so wrong to think of him in a sexual way. He’s my guardian, literally. Legally. And he has never done anything to make me think he sees me in a sexual way.
This is it. This is the answer.
I don’t need to go skinny dipping in the lake down the hill. Thinking about Liam North in a sexual way is my fast car. My parachute out of a plane.
My eyes squeeze shut.
That’s all it takes to see Liam’s stern expression, those fathomless green eyes and the glint of dark blond whiskers that are always there by late afternoon. And then there’s the way he touched me. My forehead, sure, but it’s more than he’s done before. That broad palm on my sensitive skin.
My thighs press together. They want something between them, and I give them a pillow. Even the way I masturbate is small and timid, never making a sound, barely moving at all, but I can’t change it now. I can’t moan or throw back my head even for the sake of rebellion.
But I can push my hips against the pillow, rocking my whole body as I imagine Liam doing more than touching my forehead. He would trail his hand down my cheek, my neck, my shoulder.
Repressed. I’m so repressed it’s hard to imagine more than that.
I make myself do it, make myself trail my hand down between my breasts, where it’s warm and velvety soft, where I imagine Liam would know exactly how to touch me.
You’re so beautiful, he would say. Your breasts are perfect.
Because Imaginary Liam wouldn’t care about big breasts. He would like them small and soft with pale nipples. That would be the absolute perfect pair of breasts for him.
And he would probably do something obscene and rude. Like lick them.
My hips press against the pillow, almost pushing it down to the mattress, rocking and rocking. There’s not anything sexy or graceful about what I’m doing. It’s pure instinct. Pure need.
The beginning of a climax wraps itself around me. Claws sink into my skin. There’s almost certain death, and I’m fighting, fighting, fighting for it with the pillow clenched hard.
“Oh fuck.”
The words come soft enough someone else might not hear them. They’re more exhalation of breath, the consonants a faint break in the sound. I have excellent hearing. Ridiculous, crazy good hearing that had me tuning instruments before I could ride a bike.
My eyes snap open, and there’s Liam, standing there, frozen. Those green eyes locked on mine. His body clenched tight only three feet away from me. He doesn’t come closer, but he doesn’t leave.
Orgasm breaks me apart, and I cry out in surprise and denial and relief. “Liam.
It goes on and on, the terrible pleasure of it. The wrenching embarrassment of coming while looking into the eyes of the man who raised me for the past six years.


I received an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

A forbidden romance arises in this new exciting series by Skye Warren! This is one of the few contemporaries which combine both the mystery the inspiration in music and the touch of the forbidden. There's actually nothing 'forbidden' happening here but Samantha and Liam's story doesn't end here. Not to mention that the book left me in a cliffhanger!

Author Bio

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat. 

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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! Books you Want to read inspired by this day!

Happy Valentines Day! To every couple of every race, religion and sexual preference; you are beautiful and unique and love will always win! I love this season even despite the fact that I don't have a Valentine (right now). So today's post, since I'm in a review slump, will be about books, both YA & NA which celebrate love and are some of my favorites!

Soul in Darkness by Wendy Higgins: This lovely one is about Cupid and Psyche! It's NA, lots of mythology and...steam. Perfect for this day!

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor: I am putting this here because my sweet Lazlo is a cinnamon roll and he deserves all the love! He and Sarai are one of my favorite couples!

A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas: I am placing this cover on purpose because it's one of the most beautiful in the series. Plus, we do get the setting for the upcoming books too.

The Wish Collector by Mia Sheridan: Part inspired from The Phantom of the Opera and set in New Orleans, this book is a delight with the stellar writing of Mia Sheridan!

What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon: I read this book recently and GOD IT BROKE MY HEART! But there is a HEA here I promise despite the weird Outlander-vibes I got. Amy Harmon knows how to pull your heartstrings.

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer: Beauty and Beat meets a dark fantasy world in this new book by Brigid Kemmerer! You'll love the characters and...pretty much everything!

A Deeper Love, part of the Shadow Market anthology by Cassandra Clare: Excuse me but this was one of the best stories in the book! Tessa and Jem is my top couple...along with Tessa and Will. It's the only love triangle I accept in every book I've ever read.

One True Love by Linda Kage: In a world where you can find your true love, a good knight discovers his true his new king's married sister. It's NA, and filled with comedy and slow-burning romance!

Trust by Kylie Scott: A contemporary story about loving your body, and finding love through friendship, despite the oddities. One of Kylie's best books I've read so far.

Heart of Fae by Emma Hamm: The first book to introduce me to the delightful world of Emma Hamm's writing is a story of a cursed Fae Prince and the healer who will change everything. Amazing descriptions and a romance to swoon over!

Untold Tale series by J.M. Frey: I am just imagining Forsyth buying flowers and chocolate and being a lording gentleman to Pip. They are one of my favorite couples!

The Game Plan by Kristen Callihan: One word...Ethan!

Master of Crows & Entreat Me by Grace Draven: I am stealing the spot here and putting two books because I love Grace Draven and her writing! If I could jump int one of her worlds, I would!

Every book by Ilona Andrews: I couldn't pick so I am throwing everything here because I don't want anyone to hunt me for choosing Curran over Rogan and pretty much every other male in the books. 

Every book by Laura Thalassa: I couldn't pick one here too, so I am putting Rhapsodic because my best Aussie friend Dayna worked on this cover!

The Newsoul series by Jodi Meadows: I am sorry but this book has become a part of my soul. It was one of the few that led me to blogging and making me love reading again. Plus, the aspect of reincarnation is gorgeous and there are centaurs here too!

And that's for now! I have pretty much more than 2000 books in my lists and I could spend weeks talking over them! Which are your favorites? Give me your recommendations!