Tuesday, December 31, 2019

My Favorite Books in 2019

I have been thinking of this post for awhile now.  I want to give a shout out to those books I have absolutely loved this year.  I have been thinking if I should do a separate post about series, but decided not to.  You will see why!  

The Harris Brothers by Amy Dawes.
I have read 4 books in this series.  Each one gets better and better.  I have not read book #1 to the end.  I have read #1, 2, 3, then 6.  I know I need to catch up and I will.  I have Kindle Unlimited back and I plan to read them in the new year.

The Second Wife by Kishan Paul.
This series was an intense emotional read.  It opened my eyes to human trafficking and how it could happen in my own back yard.  Because of this series, I have been telling my children to know their surroundings.

Count to Ten by Jane Blythe.
This series was another one that told me to know my surroundings.  This series had everything I love in a book: suspense, crime, murder, intrigue, and a bit of romance.  I have read all 10 books of this series.  

Cliffside Bay by Tess Thompson
I have read all but Book #7.5.  I love this series because it follows 2 groups of men in a small town and their ladies.  First the dogs, then the wolves.  

What are your favorite books or series of 2019?  I could not pick just one book from these authors because they were that good!  I can not wait to see what I read in 2020.  

Happy Reading!!  

Monday, December 30, 2019

Release Blitz: Unmasked Heart

Title: Unmasked Heart
Author: Veronica Eden
Genre: Dark NA Romance/Mafia Romance/Bully Romance
Release Date: December 30, 2019 
They call me a princess.
But I’m nothing like the royalty found in fairy tales. The Noble family aren’t the kind that live in castles.
The “prince” I’m promised to? He’s no Prince Charming.
Cohen took my first kiss and now he expects me to kiss the ground he walks on…as his wife.
I always get what I want. Annabeth Noble broke my heart when we were kids and I can’t get her out of my head.
Now her prissy attitude pisses me off and turns me on in the same breath.
The family wants me to marry her? Fine.
But it’s time for her to learn her place.
I have a plan to prove she’s mine once and for all.
Before I’m through breaking her spirit, she’ll be begging to bow down to me.

I hate Cohen. I hate everything about him. I hate that his raspy chuckle and the filthy suggestion to ride his dick on the way to class makes my body betray me.
It needs to get with the program. Cohen Decker? He’s the enemy and no amount of dirty talk will change things.
Another chuckle rolls through him and I press my thighs together, ignoring the throb of heat.
Of course the devil would be a sinfully attractive asshole. It’s not fair.
Cohen moves into my personal space in one quick move, getting right up in my face. He clenches one hand in my hair so that I can’t back away and grazes his nose against my cheek. His hot breath puffs across my lips as he locks his other arm across my lap.
I struggle to keep my eyes from widening; I don’t want to give him the satisfaction of knowing he’s getting to me.
“I’ll hold you to that,” Cohen promises in a rough, wicked voice.
You’ll have to make me. Because I’ll never be yours willingly.
I know better than to stoop to his level and play his mind games, but I forgot myself when he goaded me with Charity. Tipping my chin up as much as his hold allows, I level him with a cold stare. I hate him.
Cohen loosens his fist in my hair and skims his palm down my face, cupping my jaw, swiping his thumb over my cheek. He flicks his gaze own to my mouth and pulls at my lip with the pad of his thumb. He meets my eyes again.
I’m surrounded by him, the sharp scent of his expensive cologne and his warmth bombarding me.
My breath catches in my throat. Cohen leans in. Is he going to—?
He stops before kissing me with a hair’s breadth between us. A beat passes. A yellow cab lays on the horn and a bike messenger cuts through traffic, nearly side swiping the town car. Cohen snickers and leans back, leaving me cold without his body heat invading my senses.
“Not today. Let’s save the kissing for the wedding.”
I swallow. My body doesn’t know what it wants. I’m torn between chasing him to his side of the car to claim that missed kiss and tucking and rolling into New York traffic. I should jump out of the car. The last thing I want is to give Cohen the satisfaction of kissing me after he stole my first one.
Cohen turns me into a complete mess with a few choice words and his devil’s grin.
Veronica Eden is the author of dark new adult romances + reverse harem romances with spitfire heroines and irresistible heroes. She loves exploring complicated feelings, magical worlds, epic adventures, and the bond of characters that embrace us against the world. She has always been drawn to gruff antiheroes, clever villains, and the twisty-turns of morally gray decisions. She believes sometimes the villain should get the girl and is a sucker for a deliciously devilish antihero. Veronica Eden is the pen name of romance author Mara Townsend. When not writing, she can be found soaking up sunshine at the beach, snuggling in a pile with her untamed pack of animals (her husband, dog and cat), and surrounding herself with as many plants as she can get her hands on.

Release Blitz: Unfinished Sympathy

Title: Unfinished Sympathy
Series: Absolution #1
Author: Amélie S. Duncan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 30, 2019


A symphony of passion and desire…

Aubrey Irving has music in her heart. Once a violin prodigy at the prestigious Juilliard, family issues and money problems forced her to give up her dreams. Now she struggles as an audio engineer for a hot new video game developer.

Then she met Paul…

Handsome, gifted, wealthy…At twenty-eight years old, Paul Crane seems to have it all. He’s made a fortune as a modern commercial composer. But he longs to show the world that there’s more to his music than trendy, disposable tunes.

An impromptu audition awakens a yearning deep inside their hearts. But just as the sparks begin to fly, they both find themselves pulling away…

Aubrey has a dark and troubled past. Paul has a history of crossing the line with his clients. The last thing either of them wants is another temptation.

Can these two artists unlock their hearts, and compose a symphony of passion? Or will their love song fade out before it even begins?

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Author Bio

Amélie S. Duncan writes contemporary romances. Whether writing in the erotic, sports, or dark genres, all of her stories at the heart are character-driven. Her inspiration comes from many sources, including her life experiences and travels. She lives on the West Coast of the United States with her awesome husband and her sweet golden retriever Rosco. 

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Blog Tour: Wannabe More

Title: Wannabe More
Series: Love in Seven Mile Forge #1
Author: Billie Dale
Genre: New Adult Romance
On Sale 99 Cents - Release Day ONLY

From Author Billie Dale comes a story of friendship spanning two decades. A life of loyalty, family and love tested by decisions made with the best intentions. With Dale’s signature wit and a cast of characters you can’t help but adore. Wannabe More, book one in Love In Seven Mile Forge, will prove second chances do exist.
After years of friendship, that summer he was mine. 
With our futures waiting to take us down separate paths after graduation, we made a pact. 
To explore being more than friends.
To indulge in all we’d been holding back. 
We couldn't have possibly known it would change everything. 
One unexpected night in the barn, seeking refuge from the rain, altered our destiny but I refuse to let our actions undo all his hard work. 
I’ll sacrifice everything for him to live out his dream in the NBA. But when he finds out the truth, will he hate me for it?


“I am an idiot.” Her body falls lax and her head snuggles into the cup of my palm. “This, tonight was never friendship because you’ve been more from the start. Yes, you drove me crazy, and I hated how I couldn’t wait to spend my days with a yucky girl. I’ve tried to put you in so many boxes because losing you is not an option. You’re superior to me in all things, including knowing how you felt, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t feel it.” I raise her hand, laying it where my heart pounds. “There’s this special place right here, and it’s labeled Sammy Lee. Tonight belonged to you, whether it was at this stupid dance or sitting in my room in pajamas. I admit I pitied you for a minute a million years ago, but then you became so precious; I not only need to protect you but want you all for myself.”

“Mazric.” My name whispers like a prayer and her eyes turn to moss as wetness builds on her lower lids.

My finger trails her jawbone, my thumb settling on the pad of her bottom lip. “Your first kiss? Was Hendrix so horrible you’ve forgotten making out with him in eighth grade at Asia’s party?” 

Her lips pull tight and her brow form an unhappy, confused scrunch before her eyes spring open wide. “I figured you would’ve put it all together when Asia came to school complaining. Hendrix held my hair while I puked in all the pretty shoes in the closet. There was no kissing, touching, or anything else just a lot of spiked punch purging.”
Billie Dale lives in no-where middle earth. Lost in a small village in the Midwest with four kids, three animals and an amazing, word inspiring book boyfriend worthy husband. 
A blogger by nature and a writer because she got tired of arguing with the voices in her head. She loves and lives the words on the page, whether writing them or reading them her life is consumed by the worlds her head creates. 
Her greatest wish is that readers will fall in love with her words as much as she loves writing them and as much as she loves reading others. She loves to create new worlds to explore and loves to write words that will take root in you soul. 
Paranormal, New Adult, Romantic Comedy, Contemporary — there is not one box she fits in. She’s a rebel in the author world who writes what her head tells her even it jumps from genre to genre.