Tuesday, November 21

*** COVER FEVEAL *** Behind the Bars by

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Behind the Bars, the first standalone in the all-new Music Street Series from Brittainy C. Cherry is coming December 7th!

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Behind the Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry

Release Date: December 7th, 2017 Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Kandi Steiner

Photographer: Perrywinkle Photographer

When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.
I was the awkward musician, and she was the high school queen.
The only things we had in common were our music and our loneliness.
Something in her eyes told me her smile wasn’t always the truth.
Something in her voice gave me a hope I always wished to find.
And in a flash, she was gone.
Years later, she was standing in front of me on a street in New Orleans.
She was different, but so was I. Life made us colder. Harder. Isolated.
Caged.
Even though we were different, the broken pieces of me recognized the sadness in her.
Now she was back, and I wouldn’t make the mistake of letting her go again.
When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.
When we met again, she was the darkest storm.

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Hi! I'm Brittainy! Join me as we travel through my mind as a Romance Author. This includes such things as my random thoughts, tricks, tips, things I'm learning, things I'm re-learning, things I'm forgetting, and my weird ways of crafting stories.

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Monday, November 20

***RELEASE BOOST*** Two Man Advantage by Toni Aleo

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Two-Man Advantage by Toni Aleo is NOW AVAILABLE in KINDLE UNLIMITED! "Sexy. Emotional. Funny. Aleo's first MM is a spectacular debut into a new genre for her." -NYT Bestselling Author, Melissa Collins
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Wells Lemiere knew the moment he saw Matty Haverbrooke, he had to have him. Matty was quiet, he was talented, he was beautiful, and Wells couldn’t stay away. As the youngest and most talented son of the NHL Commissioner, Matty had found the burden of family expectations almost too heavy to carry on even his broad shoulders. He had no intention of getting involved in a relationship with Wells. But the heart he’d given up for dead had other ideas. Their affair was intense and overwhelming, but when Matty couldn’t bring himself to come out and admit he wanted a public future with the man he loved, Wells had no choice but to honor his vow to live openly…and leave Matty behind. But then he learns Wells is marrying another, and Matty knows he can't let that happen. Can he throw down his gloves and embrace his future with both hands? Or will he pull the door to his closet shut once more? TWOMAN_promo2 TWOMAN_KU2  
Review

 
I love m/m it's one of my fave genre's. Unfortunately this was just ok for me.

Wells and Matty are both NFL players. Wells is out and proud but Matty is not. They have been having a secret affair as Matty's dad is the head of the NFL and is most certainly not open minded.

Wells is desperate to have a normal relationship where they can go out and just be together. Matty is trying to come out but he's finding it hard. He wants to make sure he's ready to do it as he fears his family will disown him.

Wells is tired of waiting and delivers Matty an ultimatum. Come out or that's the end as he refuses to live in the closet any longer.

Can Matty ever live a free life with Wells or will he be forced to give up the love of his life?

So the good points are that it was quite sweet in parts. You can tell that Matty being in the closet is weighing heavy on both of them. The love scenes were very well done and the best bit for me was when Matty claims Wells in front of everyone (not in a naughty way!). The story drew me in enough for me to continue reading and i liked all the side characters too.

The few things that have made me rate it a three are that i hated the amount of times their names were mentioned. I know that sounds odd but it actually drove me insane. I'm not a massive fan of third perspective but the ones i have read have not done this so much. It was all the way through and i think it spoiled it for me. This was a first read of this author for me so I'm not sure if her other books are the same.

The other thing was i found the characters a little immature. The on the off, the running the claiming, the insecurities of both of them and to be honest i didn't care too much by the end if they stayed together.

I can't say i didn't like it. It was ok, it just didn't grab me. I didn't feel much either way for the characters.

3 ok stars
Reviewed by Kerry


About the Author:
 
My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.
I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.
I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.
… and did I mention I love hockey?
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*** RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW *** Unexpected Arrivals by Stephie Walls

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Title: Unexpected Arrivals
Author: Stephie Walls
Genre: Coming of Age/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 20, 2017


Blurb

It had to be a joke.
Any minute now, a van would drive up and Ashton Kutcher would slide the door open, laughing hysterically at my melodramatic performance on the front porch.
But nothing happened.
The words on the page jumbled into a toxic mess my brain refused to comprehend, much less accept.
Please consider this letter as a formal request to arrange a paternity test (DNA).
I barely remembered Chelsea Airy.
That wasn’t true—we’d gone out once, and we’d been friends for a while after. But I hadn’t heard so much as a peep from her since I’d gotten married. I’d reached out a handful of times, but she’d quit responding and fell off the face of the earth. There hadn’t been a text, an email, a phone call, not even a Facebook message, much less a stork in the last five years.
My wife could forgive a lot, but she’d never wanted children—much less another woman’s.





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Review
 4 “Surprise” Stars

Unexpected Arrivals was an (unexpected) emotional romance that spanned years. The story took what I thought I knew from the blurb and gave me something more. It’s about finding the one person you love more than anyone and yet watching helplessly as life gets in the way. It’s about unexpected freindships and even more unexpected consequences. This story wasn’t quite as angsty as I was expecting but it held my attention in different ways and I really enjoyed the story that unfolded. 

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Stephie Walls is a literary whore - she loves words in all forms and will read anything put in front of her. She has an affinity for British Literature and Romance novels and an overall love of writing. She currently has six novels out, four short stories, and two collections; all provocatively written to elicit your imagination and spice up your world.



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Friday, November 17

*** RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW *** Bad Habit by Charleigh Rose

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Title: Bad Habit
Author: Charleigh Rose
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: November 16, 2017


BRIAR
I was infatuated with Asher Kelley the moment he came tumbling through my brother’s window five years ago. 
Even bruised and bloodied, he was the most beautiful boy I'd ever seen. 
We couldn't ever be together.
I was too young, and he was too untouchable. 
He was too troubled, and I was too na├»ve. 
But the heart is rebellious, and mine decided it didn’t care about any of those things. 
As I got older, harmless flirting turned to stolen moments in dark corners. 
Until one day, he was gone without a trace.
Now, two years later, he’s back. 
Callous and cruel. 
He’s my brother’s best friend. My parents’ worst nightmare.
I should hate him. 
But like a Bad Habit, I can’t quit him. 
ASHER
I was drawn to Briar Vale from the first time she looked up at me with stars in her big, blue eyes. 
She was just a kid, nothing but elbows and knees, but she was the most beautiful creature I'd ever seen. 
We could never be together.
I was too old and she was too off limits. 
She was too good and I was too fucked up.
Eventually, the temptation became too much to resist. 
I risked everything for a kiss and she betrayed me. 
Two years have passed and I’m forced to see her again, but now she's all grown up. 
She’s my best friend’s baby sister. My downfall. 
I hate her for what she did. 
But she's always been my drug of choice.








The quiet snick of the front door closing alerts me to her arrival. About fucking time. I flatten myself against the wall behind her door right before she opens it then gently nudges it shut with the back of her foot. She kicks off her shoes and starts to pull her dress up to take it off. Standing with her back to me in front of the moonlit window, I can make out her brand-new curves. Her tight, round ass. The dimples on the small of her back. Her dress is just past her hips when I speak. 
“Have fun tonight?” 
Briar yelps and drops her dress back in place before spinning around. 
“I was until I had some perv spy on me for the second time in as many days.” 
“Oh, I’m the pervert?” I taunt, moving closer. She wants to back away, but she doesn’t. She stands her ground, and it only spurs me on. “Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe it was you who watched me jack off this morning.” 
I’m almost sad the lights aren’t on to see her inevitable blush. I’m standing over her tiny form, and she has to crane her neck to look up at me. 
“Momentary lapse in sanity.” She shrugs. “It’s nothing I haven’t seen before.” 
Those words kick around in my head for a second before I practically tackle her onto her bed. She lands on her back, mouth parted in shock, with her legs spread and her dress ridden up. My hips fill the spot between her thighs, and I pin her hands to the bed. 
Fuck, this was a bad idea. She smells good—sweet, like her conditioner—and she feels even better. I have to fight the urge to grind into her. 
“Nothing you haven’t seen before, huh?”
“No,” she says between clenched teeth.
“Who was it?” I demand. “Was it the little golden boy from tonight?” 
“None of your business.” 
“Tell me, Briar,” I whisper, getting closer to her ear. “Did he make you come from a kiss like I did? Does he know what you sound like as you do? Because I can still hear you. I can still see you.” 
If her sharp intake of breath didn’t let me know she was affected, the way she rocked into my jean-covered cock does. I stay stock-still, still braced above her with my hands around her wrists. 
“Does he know that I was the first one to make this little body come before you even knew how to do it yourself?” I bring her wrists closer together so I can grip them both with one hand, and I trail my index finger from her sternum all the way down to her underwear. 
A moan slips free, and her hips chase the friction once more. 
“No,” she whispers.
 

4 “Baby Girl” Stars

There is nothing like a tortured hero and the girl that soothes his soul.

Bad Habit is a friends to lovers to enemies to lovers story. It might be a bit taboo-ish for some but it was sexy as sin with depth in the characters, their connection and their history. Briar has been in love with Asher for years. Her brother’s best friend from a bad home spends more time at her house than his. And over the years, she can’t help but fall for the broody and aloof Asher. But one night changes the course of their friendship and nothing is ever the same. Three years later, he’s back but not the same guy she once knew. Heartbroken she’s tried to move on but one look at him and it all comes back. But he’s got something against her that she can’t figure out. Yet against all odds, their connection is as fierce as ever even if they don’t want to admit it. 

This book captured my attention from the first introduction to this characters. I liked the back and forth and the skirting the line they did. I was as curious as Briar was about why Asher hated her so much and yet I could not get enough of the hate-sexual tension that followed these two. Honestly I don’t usually like reading about characters so young (it makes me feel old lol), but Ms. Rose dealt with it in such a way that it felt real and mature. Admittedly the twist was somewhat predictable, it still got my blood pumping though and I loved how the story came together at the end. I’m a big fan of this author and can’t wait to see what else she’s got up her sleeve. 











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