COVER REVEAL + GIVEAWAY ― Home Tears by Tijan







Title: Home Tears
Author: Tijan
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Release Date: 2016







Blurb

Dani’s survived a lot of sh*t storms.

Her mother died. Her two sisters loathed her. One aunt hated her. The other was strangely distant, but the worst storm—being dumped by her childhood best friend/high school boyfriend/first love for her younger sister.

There went the one person who was hers and with that, the main reason she stuck around. So, she left for ten years. But now she’s back, and nothing’s the same.

With help from Jonah Bannon, a reformed—kind of—bad boy she remembers from high school, Dani uncovers family secrets that have spanned generations. And along with those, she’s about to face the biggest sh*t storm of her life.

Only this time, she may not survive.




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Excerpt

“Why’d you push me earlier?”

“It’s not important.”

But it was. She felt it in her chest. It was so important, and she needed him to say it again. She was salivating for the chance. She wanted to reassure him, and this time she felt it in her heart. She knew she wasn’t going anywhere. She wanted him to see it in her eyes, that she meant every single word.

She whispered now, “Ask me. Ask me again.”

His eyes met hers, narrowing slightly. He was looking into her, reading her.

She was letting him. There was no wall, no hesitation this time. She wanted him to know her, not just her body. All of her. A second passed. He was still searching in her. Another second. More. He waited a full thirty before asking, his voice so soft and tender, “What would you do if you found out another person cared about you? If you mattered to one more person?”

“Nothing.” She was trying to convey her feelings through her eyes. She wanted him to know so badly. “I wouldn’t run. I wouldn’t walk. I wouldn’t hide. I’d do nothing except stand and embrace it.”

His eyes darkened, an emotion passed in them, one that had her heart beating so fast again. “Yeah?” He let go of her hand, but touched the side of her face. He held her in the palm of his hand, and his thumb rubbed over her cheek. It was like he was smoothing away any lingering worries she might have. “What if I was that person?”

She leaned toward him, her eyes going from his lips back to his gaze. Both were pulling her in, making her yearn for more. “Then I’d say, I feel the same.” Her breath held in her throat. They were talking in code, but it was out now. She was telling him how she felt, and a second later, his lips were on hers.

This. She turned, wound her arms around his neck. This was everything.





Author Bio


Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing Fallen Crest Six (untitled) along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.

To find what to read next of hers, go to http://www.tijansbooks.com/ 

WALLSTREET JOURNAL, NEW YORK TIMES, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR



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BOOK REVIEW ― Twined Bond (Holly Woods Files, #7) by Emma Hart




"All is well in Holly Woods. 

My best friend's love triangle is now a happy little circle. My sister-in-law just gave birth to my gorgeous new niece who is the world's best cuddler, and Nonna's—kind of—not on my back every ten minutes about the fact we're getting married in one month.

Supposedly.

Until the mayor's niece—our baker for the wedding—commits suicide. At least, that's what the note says. My gut says we're talking a different kind of 'cide.' My gut also says I should stay well away, and in the interest of Drake's sanity, I plan to.

But when life throws you an unexpected curveball... Sometimes the best laid plans need tearing up.

Even if you don't mean to do it.

Happily ever after...

If Holly Woods survives this."




Rating & Review

  
     


You know that excited feeling you get when the book you had so eagerly been waiting for comes out? Yep. I felt the same excitement yesterday.

Now, you know that sick feeling in your gut when you turn the last page of the book? I felt that a few minutes back.

Twined Bond is hands down, the best book of this series. And I am not saying this because it's the last book. I am saying this because when you read it, you will realize that Emma pulled all stops to make the whole premise of its top notch. From Drake and Noelle to the murder mystery (FYI, which had me screaming like a banshee) to Nonna and Gio and EVERYTHING in between! It was perfect.

From the first book to the last, I have fallen deeper and deeper in love with not only the story but every single character in this book. This series has made me laugh until I had tears in my eyes. It has made me sad. It has made me mad. It had me waiting on pins and needles. It spiked my adrenaline. It made me fall in love. It made the imperfect love story and family feel so perfect.

Twined Bond went so well and above my expectations for the conclusion of Drake and Noelle's story. Getting their 'Happily Ever After' wasn't easy but then again, when is anything easy when it comes to these two?

I feel sad that it is ending but in the end, I truly loved being a part of this journey. I am going to miss Holly Woods and its residents sorely. But I am happy with how things ended.

I never really understood when I saw readers saying that it hurts that one of their favorite series was coming to an end. I do now. I truly do understand now how hard it is to say goodbye to your favorite series and beloved characters. I am still not ready to say goodbye to this series or the characters. And I guess, I never will be and that's just how it is going to be...

PS. Emma, that was the most genuine and amazing Author's Note I have ever read. Thank you for giving us Droelle and Holly Woods.

PPS. Twined Bond, is your best work to date.

PPPS. Chapter 21 and 22 are LIFE!!!!!!!

BOOK REVIEW ― Heat Wave by Karina Halle







"They say when life closes one door, another one opens.
This door happens to lead to paradise.
And a man I can never, ever have.
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Still grieving the loss of her sister who died two years ago, the last thing Veronica "Ronnie" Locke needed was to lose her job at one of Chicago’s finest restaurants and have to move back in with her parents. So when a window of opportunity opens for her – running a kitchen at a small Hawaiian hotel – she’d be crazy not to take it.

The only problem is, the man running the hotel drives her crazy:
Logan Shephard.
It doesn’t matter that he’s got dark brown eyes, a tall, muscular build that’s sculpted from daily surfing sessions, and a deep Australian accent that makes your toes curl.
What does matter is that he’s a grump.
Kind of an asshole, too.
And gets under Ronnie’s skin like no one else.

But the more time Ronnie spends on the island of Kauai, falling in love with the lush land and its carefree lifestyle, the closer she gets to Logan. And the closer she gets to Logan, the more she realizes she may have pegged him all wrong. Maybe it’s the hot, steamy jungles or the invigorating ocean air, but soon their relationship becomes utterly intoxicating.

There’s just one major catch.

The two of them together would incite a scandal neither Ronnie, nor her family, would ever recover from.

Forbidden, Illicit, off-limits – sometimes the heat is worth surrendering to, even if you get burned."



Rating & Review
 

    


If I were dating the despair that I felt while reading a certain part of this book it would be a 6 crying babies kind of despair. My puffy eyes and heartache still linger.

Some people believe in love at first sight. Some people believe in knowing someone even if you just met. And some people believe in dibs- I saw it first it's mine.

If Veronica was being petty, she would be able to lay claim. But well, it didn't work out. Neither did her job or her romance with the cheating a**hole boss. Of course, her actions only made it worse...

Starting over anew would be a fantastic thing to do, instead she's starting over in a place that is a painful reminder of what she never had. And can't ever have...right?

It's taboo falling for your sister's widower. It's probably worse if Ronnie admitted she's had a crush since they met. But with the crazy complications that are brought into her lust fueled days, Ron is knows it doesn't matter be cause she's alone. He doesn't feel that way.

But what if she's wrong...?

It's a sweet tale with a dark brooding older man who is related through marriage. He's a gruff, grumpy shell of a person. He says horrible things and makes out like a sinful dream. It's easy to allow his Aussie accent to lull you into a wild affair- I wouldn't fight it. Just know that he's a keeper!



COVER REVEAL + GIVEAWAY ― Tattered Gloves by J.L. Berg


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Isn't the cover INCREDIBLE?

About THE TATTERED GLOVES

Available January 24th, 2017

Head down. 
Don’t look up. 
Never make eye contact. 
 Those were the words I lived by growing up, the words that protected me in an unsafe home. But words are only letters and eventually even they couldn’t keep his hands off me.

Hoping to leave behind the shattered life of my past, I find myself in a boring, small town, with an aunt I’ve never met and at a school I loathe.

But soon I learn, not everything in this world is as black and white as I’ve determined. 
 Sometimes those we are so quick to judge often need a second, third or even fourth time to make a first impression.

And often, there are friendships and even love waiting just around the corner, if we are brave enough to take the first step.

Am I brave? 

Or will I hide behind these tattered gloves of mine forever?


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About J.L. Berg

J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready Series, The Walls Duet, and the Lost & Found Duet. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she's not writing, you will find her with her nose stuck in a romance novel, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.



BOOK REVIEW ― Sweet Cheeks by K. Bromberg






"It all started with the invitation. To my ex-fiance’s new wedding. 

I should have ignored it. Thrown it away. Set it afire. But I didn’t. I replied. 

With a plus one.

And then my assistant accidentally mailed it.

Enter Hayes Whitley. Mega-movie star. The man who has captured the hearts of millions. But I gave him mine years ago. He was my first love. He was my everything. Right until he up and left to chase his dreams without so much as a simple goodbye.

When he showed up out of the blue ten years later, I should have known to steer clear of him. I should have rejected his offer to take me to my ex’s wedding. I should have never let him kiss me.

But I didn’t. 

And now we’re left wondering if the pieces of the life we once shared still fit together somehow. First loves are hard to forget. The question is, do we want to forget? Or do we risk the chance and see what happens next?"







Rating & Review


    

descriptionThe way I see it , sometimes things happen in life and love's put on hold. But if someone's your soulmate, nothing is going to stop you from together in the end.



As daunting it is for an author to branch into something new, it is equally scary for the reader to see the author they love venture into a completely new territory and wait on pins and needles to see the end result.

It is no secret that K. Bromberg is very well known for her Driven Series, which in my opinion, are fantastic! So, when she announced that she was writing a new book that was in no way related to the beloved series, I was intrigued. I couldn't wait to find out how the standalone second chance romance would turn out. And after finishing Sweet Cheeks I can wholeheartedly and without a doubt claim that Kristy did a PHENOMENAL job with this book.

I am a sucker for second chance romance. I love the whole concept of it; two people who were separated due to some circumstance and are reunited after so many years. I love the hesitancy mixed with familiarity, the anger mixed with longing and immensely enjoy how they try to find their footing around one another and learn everything about each other all over again. Argh! Sweet Cheeks was no exceptions. I had these tingly feelings all over my arms and just waiting with bated breath anticipating for everything to unfold. From the moment Hayes and Saylor came face to face once again, I. JUST. COULDN'T. WAIT.



descriptionHe became my first crush.”
“Then later my first love.”
“And later again my first heartbreak.”



It was all there. The friendship, the love, the joy, the indecision, the anger, the heartbreak, the memories, all of it just came flooding back and OMG! I just couldn't contain my self!

I throughly enjoyed every minute reading this book. This book has all the qualities to become an instant favourite with the readers! It's a mix of all the things I love reading in a book. Love and heartbreak, hope and confusion, swoon and angst and huge smiling moments. I wanted the book to end but at the same time I didn't want it to end because it evoked this giddiness in me that I didn't want to part with. 

If I had to pick my favorite part from this book, it would, hands down, be the memories of young Saylor and Hayes and how their friendship turned into the one of the sweetest first kiss and amazing romance. From the very first meeting to the first kiss in the tree house; from a beautiful romance to the one most devastating heartbreak a person can through; from meeting each other after 10 years to the end and everything in the middle, Bromberg presented everything that I absolutely LOVE in a romance in Sweet Cheeks.


Sweet Cheeks, simply put was AMAZING. And the Epilogue? PERFECT!


#HayesisMine #IWantCupcakes #AGame

RELEASE DAY LAUNCH ― Sweet Cheeks by K. Bromberg


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       sweetcheeks_frontcoverAn all new second chance love story by the New York Times Bestselling author of the beloved Driven series. It all started with the invitation. To my ex-fiance’s new wedding. I should have ignored it. Thrown it away. Set it afire. But I didn’t. I replied. With a plus one. And then my assistant accidentally mailed it. Enter Hayes Whitley. Mega-movie star. The man who has captured the hearts of millions. But I gave him mine years ago. He was my first love. He was my everything. Right until he up and left to chase his dreams without so much as a simple goodbye. When he showed up out of the blue ten years later, I should have known to steer clear of him. I should have rejected his offer to take me to my ex’s wedding. I should have never let him kiss me. But I didn’t. And now we’re left wondering if the pieces of the life we once shared still fit together somehow. First loves are hard to forget. The question is, do we want to forget? Or do we risk the chance and see what happens next? ADD TO GOODREADS  

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       dsc_0087New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love. She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California. On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat, and Down Shift), and a novella (UnRaveled). She is currently finishing up Sweet Cheeks a standalone novel out November 14th. Her plans for 2017 include a sports romance duet (2 books: The Player, The Catch) and the Everyday Heroes series (3 books: Cuffed, Combust, and Cockpit). She’s also writing a novella for the 1,001 Dark Night series that will be out in February 2017. She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media.   


BOOK REVIEW ― This is War (The Checkmate Duet #1) by Kennedy Fox








"Travis King is the worst kind of asshole.
He taunts me for being a good girl and mocks my high standards. 
He’s cruel, crass, and has enough confidence to last two lifetimes. 
And I hate him.

It wouldn’t matter so much if he were avoidable. 

But considering he’s my older brother’s best friend and roommate, I see him more than I’d ever want to.

His sculpted abs and gorgeous eyes are a waste on such an egotistical man, which makes me hate him even more.

Even though I’ve had a crush on him since I was ten, the feelings weren’t mutual and he’s always made that very clear.

He’s always loved getting under my skin and one night against my better judgment, I let him in my bed. 

I’ve succumbed to his manwhore ways, but that doesn’t change a thing.

Because the King is about to get played at his own game—and lose.

Checkmate."




Rating & Review

    



Just.... Just stop.
I mean, why do authors think this is okay?
Who gives them these kinds of ideas?
Why do the majority of them do this?

WHO SAID IT IS OKAY TO HAVE CLIFFHANGERS?!?!?!?! WHO????????????????

I mean, kicking me in the gut would have been less painful than the torture the ending of This is War put me through. A small note, if people like me say that we love cliffhangers, and no, we do, but not these kinds!!

TRAAAAAVIIIIISSSSS!!!!!!!! *sobs*

Okay. Okay.
*wipes tears*


descriptionWe’re playing some fucked-up game of cat and mouse and in the end, we’ll realize it’s a trap for both of us.


*takes a deep breath*

Viola Fisher is off-limits to Travis King. His best friend's little sister. The forbidden fruit and the only girl who hates his guts. But Viola is Travis's kryptonite, always has been since they were kids. Ever name-calling, every hate spouted, every anger filled gaze does nothing but make make them want each other more.


descriptionViola Fisher may look like your typical book nerd, but it’s all a deception. She’s smart as much as she is feisty, and hell if that isn't hot as sin.



I love Viola. She is not the kind of character who hates on Travis halfheartedly. She goes all out in her hate towards him and she does not shy away from letting him or anyone know about this fact.
But behind all the hate is a girl trying to protect her heart from the guy who broke it when they were kids.

And from that fateful night, they started to grow apart. Viola pushed away all her feelings and ignored Travis and treated him like the plague and nothing has been the same ever since. The once good friends became each others worst enemies.

The tension between the two literally bled off the pages. You could easily read the foreplay in between all the hateful comments thrown at each other.

Argh! I was dying for them to just get it on. Like, get it out of your systems already! I mean, their fights were intense and Kennedy Fox took their hate and fighting to such an intense level that it got too much for me but when they succumbed to their desire.

OH.
EMM.
GEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Fireworks! Fireworks everywhere!
The wait was sooooooooooooo worth it!

Read the book! Yes, you might want to bang your head, or possibly throw your Kindle at that cliffhanger *sniffles* but yeah, read it!




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