Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Book Review: Checked by You by Jessica Buss

                                             For this review, I chose Checked by You by Jessica Buss.

I picked this ebook from the selection of Kindle Unlimited books.

Here is a brief description from Goodreads:

She’s the uber-sexy, single mother living next door. Everyone tells me to keep my distance. But there’s something about her. Specifically, her eyes. They speak to me. Drawing me in like a siren. I want to know her, but she’s more guarded than Buckingham Palace. However, after one afternoon in her presence, I find myself addicted and wanting more. Willing to do whatever I have to just to make it past her defenses.


My next-door neighbor is an insanely hot, single professional hockey player. As if that isn’t bad enough, he’s a nice guy too. After spending an afternoon where he showed my son how to skate and took us out to ice cream, I want to let him in. My past cautions me to put on the brakes, but I find myself going full steam ahead, ignoring all the red flags waving at me.

This is book #2 in the Chicago Steel series.  This is my favorite book in this series. Omg I love Mika & Shiloh!! Cried, Laughed, and so many other emotions. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Recommend this book? Yes! Author? Yes!
Read more from this author? Yes!

Happy Reading!
Review coming next: 

FTC Disclosure: The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company has provided me with a copy of this book for review or I have purchased the book with my own funds.  The opinion I share about the story are mine and have not been influenced by The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company if received for review.

Discreet Cover Reveal: HANS by S.J. Tilly


S.J. Tilly has revealed the gorgeous discreet cover for HANS!

Releasing: December 28, 2023

Cover Design: Lori Jackson Designs

Vengeance is rarely clean.

Full blurb coming soon!

Pre-order your copy of the ebook today!

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Meet S.J. Tilly

Like all her books, S.J. Tilly resides in the glorious state of Minnesota, where she was born and raised. To avoid the freezing cold winters, S.J. enjoys burying her head in books, whether to read them or write them or listen to them.

When she's not busy writing her contemporary smut, she can be found lounging with her husband and their herd of rescue boxers. And when the weather permits she loves putting her compost to use in the garden, pretending to know what she's doing. The neighbors may not like the flowery mayhem of her yard, but the bees sure do. And really, that's more important.


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Release Boost: Surprised by a Supernatural Start by Brenda Trim


Surprised by a Supernatural Start by Brenda Trim is now live!

Read it #free in #KindleUnlimited!

In a world where the threads of reality fray and unravel like a well-worn tapestry, my life is abruptly woven into a tangled mess of fate.

The cost of my transformation is greater than I could have imagined. A cataclysmic upheaval shakes the foundation of my entire family, threatening to tear us apart. The toll nearly claims my beloved husband's life, pushing the boundaries of our endurance to their very limits. Unfortunately, I cannot escape this ethereal web of fate. Thrust into a role I never asked for, I have no choice but to evolve until I become a guardian of relics. I will carry the weight of ancient powers and hidden truths like a sentinel in a world teetering on the precipice of chaos, or I will perish while trying.

To protect those I hold dear, I accept a task as treacherous as dancing with a witch's curse, as daunting as taming a raging storm. Desperately racing against time to construct a sanctuary for the mystical artifacts that hold the key to both salvation and destruction is as much to safeguard my loved ones as it is to protect the antiquities themselves. With the most precious lives hanging in the balance, I simply cannot afford to fail.

As I journey through realms both arcane and familiar, I grapple with the burden of my destiny. The mundane and the mystical clash deep within me, testing my resolve and unraveling everything I thought to be real about my ordinary life. Armed with endless love, determination, and a touch of sarcasm, I press onward, seeking answers to my questions and untangling the secrets knitted within the ancient remains I'm now compelled to protect.

My name is Nylah, and this is the story of how the goddess Artemis saw fit to turn my life upside down by shaping my magical being into a Relic Keeper.

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About Brenda:

USA Today bestselling author, Brenda loves everything paranormal. She has co-authored over twenty-five books in the best-selling Dark Warrior Alliance series, as well as the Hollow Rock Shifters series. She also has best-selling solo titles readers are raving about.

Brenda created worlds that feature dangerously handsome heroes and feisty heroines. With the help of popcorn and candy, she takes dragons, fairies, witches, vampires, and so much more and brings them to life. She lives in Texas with her husband and three kids who fuel not only her heart but her life.

If she's not writing, she's reading, traveling, or knee-deep in projects with her husband and five sisters. She encourages readers to Dream Big. If your dreams don't terrify and electrify you then they aren't big enough!  

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Cover Reveal: War and His Queen by Amos Jones




Release Date: January 3rd 2024    
  Genre/Tropes: Brothers best friend / Secret society / Forbidden / Obsessed Hero / Dark romance / Possesive Hero / Enemies to Lovers / Friends to Lovers / Touch her and die   
  Cover designer: Simply 
  Defined Art: Jay Aheer 
  Photographer: Michelle Lancaster   

Prepare to enter a world of darkness, obsession, and forbidden desire.

The cover reveal for War and His Queen by Amo Jones is here!

It’ll release on January 3rd, 2024 - Mark Your Calendars!        
  Get ready for a thrilling journey into a realm of secrets, where the Queen hides mysteries and War becomes a game of desire and danger. This isn't just any romance—it's dark, passionate, and enthralling.
  Watch out for this intense, dark romance that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Stay tuned for the release date, preorder links, and blurb, and don't miss the chance to dive into a story where the Queen and her War will set the pages on fire.         

About the Author:

   Amo Jones is a USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, totally winging this author thing (she's probably doing it all wrong). She likes cake, loves wine, and her religion is magic (Slytherin). She's a profound work-a-holic, but when she's not writing, you can find her chilling with her kids & Husband at the nearest beach, with a cocktail in her hand. New Zealand is not a state of Australia and rugby is the best sport ever played.

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Release Blitz: Devil's Crossroad by Vera Quinn


Title: Devil's Crossroad
Series: Pandora
Author: Vera Quinn
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: October 31, 2023

Devil/Kylar and Callie/Baby Girl have had nineteen years of love, children, and motorcycle club living. Their love has never wavered through the many storms they have battled together. They have always communicated with each other and tackled every problem that comes with having a large family. They have been blessed with nine children. The problem is Callie wants one more addition to their family. Devil is tired and just wants time with his women. Devil decides to take Callie on a trip for Halloween holiday. His idea of a perfect is a trip is to Pandora, Kentucky. This is a holiday they will never forget.

Mysterious things happen in Pandora, Kentucky. The town appears to be a small out of the way place to relax and unwind. Population under 600 people. Down home friendliness.
There’s one day a year that the town shuts down before dark and doesn’t open back up until daybreak the next day. Halloween night.
The words trick or treat have a darker meaning in Pandora. Do you have a good soul and treat people with kindness or is your soul damned to hell for your life of sins and bad choices? In Pandora on Halloween night if you wander the streets, you could come face to face with your future of things to come, good or bad. Enter our Pandora box of delights or chills.
Each book done by different authors with their own story to tell. Each Pandora will be different. Come join us for your first Halloween treats.

I have always been an avid reader that loves just about any kind of book. I am married to the love of my life and have two grown sons and five grandchildren. I live in a small town, Pittsburg, Texas, and I love small town living. I have so many stories in my head and not enough hours to get them all out there. God has blessed me with a great imagination. Love my family, my state, and my country .


Release Blitz: Sin With Me by Bex Dawn and Haley Tyler


Sin With Me by Bex Dawn and Haley Tyler is now live!

Sin With Me is a dark Adam and Eve retelling by Internationally Best-Selling Authors Bex Dawn and Haley Tyler.

Download today or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!


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Meet Bex Dawn



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Meet Haley Tyler

Haley Tyler is a best-selling dark romance author best known for her series the Salvatore Brotherhood MC. She loves writing swoon-worthy book boyfriends and spicy smut.

When she’s not writing, you can find her watching Outlander, or Supernatural, or reading a new spicy novel. Music and art live in her heart rent-free. She lives in Texas with her boyfriend and their dog


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Release Blitz: The Poison Garden by Mary Oldham


Title: The Poison Garden
Series: Poison Garden #1
Author: Mary Oldham
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Thriller
Tropes: Female Killer/Vigilante/Murder
Release Date: October 31, 2023


If Amber/Jane/Kelan chooses your neighborhood, it is because there is work to do. She will rent a house and be the perfect neighbor for a year, where she will tell you all about an aunt who raised her and passed along a lot of fabulous recipes that she will use to make friends with the other neighbors.

Of course, the aunt does not exist. In the community garden, your new neighbor will hide the Poison Hemlock among Queen Anne Lace. If she gives you orange marmalade for your abusive husband, ensure only he eats it. And later, if the police ask you if you want an autopsy, say no.

And when it comes to love, she dates her own kind: Murderers.



Coming soon to Kobo


Mary Oldham is a multi-award-winning author, and three-time Golden Heart Finalist with the Romance Writers of America in the areas of Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense. Mary resides in Portland, Oregon when she is not writing by the Pacific Ocean in scenic Yachats, the Gem of the Oregon Coast.