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Monday, December 31, 2018

ARC Review: No Tomorrow by Carian Cole

 

I am a huge fan of Carian Cole's. Everything I have read from her I have loved. This book was no easy story to read though, and I love that Carian Cole isn't afraid to push her readers as well as her characters. There are a lot of rough topics here that she handled really well and I honestly cannot wait for more from her. 

Blue and Piper met while he was homeless and despite all the reasons they shouldn't work, they did. But several years later, they are no longer together though neither one can get the other off their mind. Now he is a star, loved by the world for his talent, but Piper has always just loved him for being Blue. Blue has never been stable though, and with a wake of destruction left behind everywhere he goes, Piper hopes that maybe this time things will be different for their future. 

I loved both Piper and Blue. I will say there were times I was frustrated with each, but honestly I couldn't get enough of them. Their love and chemistry was clear right from the start. Their circumstances and obstacles were what kept them from having an easy road, but their feelings were never something I questioned. Blue was a beautiful soul, but he had so much going on with him and my heart broke for him. I just wanted him to get sorted out so that things would be better for everyone, including him. Piper was great. Loving and supportive, she was great with Blue. My heart broke for her as well with everything she went through. I cannot even imagine the strength it took to go through what she did and to never give up. These two were everything, and it was always clear that they were made for one another. 

This book wasn't an easy story to read, it was emotional and heartbreaking. But it was also beautiful and totally worth it in the end. I loved it as I've loved everything I've read from Carian Cole and I honestly can't wait for more from her. This one was one of the best books I've read all year long and it really changed the way I look at things. 

 **ARC Provided by L. Woods PR**

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A Naughty New Year Event with Naima Simone


Naima Simone is the author of sizzling contemporary romance and romantic suspense featuring hot alpha men and kick-ass heroines who experience the first bites of desire, the dizzying heights of passion, and the tender, healing heat of love.

She is wife to Superman, or his non-Kryptonian, less bullet proof equivalent, and mother to the most awesome kids ever. They all live in perfect, sometimes domestically-challenged bliss in the southern United States.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

A Naughty New Year with Robin Bielman


When not attached to her laptop, USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman can almost always be found with her nose in a book. A California girl, the beach is her favorite place for fun and inspiration. Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can’t live without jumpstarts most of her story ideas.

She loves to frequent coffee shops, take hikes with her hubby, and play sock tug of war with her cute, but sometimes naughty, dog Harry. She dreams of traveling to faraway places and loves to connect with readers. To keep in touch sign up for her newsletter on her website at www.robinbielman.com


Saturday, December 29, 2018

A Naughty New Year with Carmen Falcone


USA Today Bestselling Author Carmen Falcone loves to spend her time writing about hot Alpha males and the quirky, smart and sassy heroines who turn their world upside down. 

Brazilian by birth and traveler by nature, she moved to Central Texas after college and met her broody Swiss husband—living proof that opposites attract. She found in writing the best excuse to avoid the healthy lifestyle everyone keeps talking about. When she's not lost in the world of romance, she enjoys spending time with her two kids, being walked by her crazy pugs, reading, catching up with friends, and chatting with random people in the checkout line.  


Friday, December 28, 2018

A Naughty New Year with Rebecca Brooks


Rebecca Brooks lives in New York City in an apartment filled with books. She received a PhD in English but decided it was more fun to write books than write about them. She has backpacked alone through India and Brazil, traveled by cargo boat down the Amazon River, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, explored ice caves in Peru, trekked to the source of the Ganges, and sunbathed in Burma, but she always likes coming home to a cold beer and her hot husband in the Bronx. 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

A Naughty New Year with Heather McCollum


Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical romance writer. Her current focus is on 16th and 17th century Scottish romance. She currently has seventeen published novels and two published novellas. She is a member of the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood of 2009 Golden Heart finalists and a 2015 Readers’ Choice winner.

When she is not creating vivid characters and settings, she spends her time educating women on the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. She has recently slayed the cancer beast and resides with her very own Highland hero and three spirited children in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast.


Wednesday, December 26, 2018

A Naughty New Year with Amy Andrews


Amy is an award-winning, best-selling Aussie author who has written sixty plus contemporary romances. She writes books featuring lots of sex and kissing and likes to make her readers tingle, laugh and sigh. She loves good books, frequent travel and great booze although she'll take mediocre booze if there's nothing else. She lives on acreage in a sunny part of Australia with a gorgeous mountain view but secretly wishes the ocean lapped the back fence.

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Monday, December 24, 2018

A Historical Christmas Event with Caroline Linden


Caroline Linden was born a reader, not a writer. She earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer software before turning to writing fiction. Since then the Boston Red Sox have won the World Series four times, which is not related but still worth mentioning. Her books have won the NEC Reader’s Choice Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, the NJRW Golden Leaf Award, and RWA’s RITA Award, and have been translated into seventeen languages.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

A Historical Christmas Event with Samantha Grace


Critically acclaimed historical romance author, Samantha Grace, discovered the appeal of a great love story at the age of four, thanks to Disney’s “Robin Hood”. She didn’t care that Robin Hood and Maid Marian were cartoon animals. It was her first HEA experience, and she never wanted the warm fuzzies to end. Now that Samantha is grown, she enjoys creating her own happy-endings for characters that spring from her imagination. Publisher’s Weekly describes her stories as “fresh and romantic” with subtle humor and charm. Samantha describes romance writing as the best job ever. Part-time medical social worker, moonlighting author, and a lover of history, Samantha lives in the Midwest with her family.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

A Historical Christmas Event with Stacy Reid


Stacy Reid writes sensual Historical and Paranormal Romances and is the published author of over sixteen books. Her debut novella The Duke’s Shotgun Wedding was a 2015 HOLT Award of Merit recipient in the Romance Novella category, and her bestselling Wedded by Scandal series is recommended as Top picks at Night Owl Reviews, Fresh Fiction Reviews, and The Romance Reviews.

Stacy lives a lot in the worlds she creates and actively speaks to her characters (aloud). She has a warrior way “Never give up on dreams!” When she’s not writing, Stacy spends a copious amount of time binge-watching series like The Walking Dead, Homeland, Altered Carbon, watching Japanese Anime and playing video games with her love. She also has a weakness for ice cream and will have it as her main course.

Friday, December 21, 2018

A Historical Christmas Event with Darcy Burke


Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, and three Bengal cats. Visit Darcy online at www.darcyburke.com and sign up for her newsletter, follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/darcyburke, or like her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/DarcyBurkeFans.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

A Historical Christmas Event with Vanessa Kelly


Vanessa Kelly is the award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of The Improper Princesses, The Renegade Royals, and The Stanton Family series, in addition to other historical romances. Named by Booklist as one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance,” she is a Maggie Medallion winner and is well known for developing vibrant Regency settings, appealing characters, and witty storylines that captivate readers.

When she's not dreaming up plots for her next Regency historical novel, Vanessa is writing USA Today Bestselling contemporary romance with her husband under the pen name of V.K. Sykes.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

A Historical Christmas Event with Sophie Barnes


Born in Denmark, Sophie has spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She’s lived in five different countries, on three different continents. She has studied design in Paris and New York and has a bachelor’s degree from Parson’s School of design, but most impressive of all – she’s been married to the same man three times, in three different countries and in three different dresses.

While living in Africa, Sophie turned to her lifelong passion – writing.

She currently lives on the East Coast.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

A Historical Christmas Event with Christy Carlyle


Fueled by Pacific Northwest coffee and inspired by multiple viewings of every British costume drama she can get her hands on, Christy Carlyle writes sensual historical romance set in the Victorian era. She loves heroes who struggle against all odds and heroines who are ahead of their time. A former teacher with a degree in history, she finds there's nothing better than being able to combine her love of the past with a die-hard belief in happy endings.

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Monday, December 17, 2018

A Historical Christmas Event with Theresa Romain


Theresa Romain is the bestselling author of historical romances, including the Matchmaker trilogy, the Holiday Pleasures series, the Royal Rewards series, and the Romance of the Turf trilogy. Praised as “one of the rising stars of Regency historical romance” (Booklist), she has received starred reviews from Booklist and was a 2016 RITA® finalist. A member of Romance Writers of America® and its Regency specialty chapter The Beau Monde, Theresa is hard at work on her next novel from her home in the Midwest.

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

A Historical Christmas Event with Julie Johnstone


USA Today bestselling author, Julie Johnstone writes Scottish and Regency Historical Romance. She pens fast paced, heartfelt sagas that sweep you into the past with heroes you want to love and heroines you want to be!

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

ARC Review: Until the Next Time by Josie Kerr


Until the Next Time is the first book that I have read from Josie Kerr. It is the second book in her Give Me Shelter series, but Until the Next Time is a standalone story. This one sounded so good that I knew I had to take a chance on it. While there were things I liked here, unfortunately I did struggle with it as well. 

Meghan and Jason have been friends with benefits for awhile, but when her father got sick things changed. Now Meghan finds herself needing help to save her pub and get into a huge local event, and the only one that can save her is Jason. Though they vow to keep things professional while they work together, they find it easier said than done. 

I liked Jason and Meghan. I felt the attraction and chemistry between them. Their connection was a bit harder for me to see, as it felt like we were sort of dropped into a story already in progress here. I could easily see the physical between them, but the connection was harder for me and if i’m honest I wasn’t 100% sold on it. I wanted more. I wanted to see the emotional development, turning them from friends with benefits to more but the parts I did see were more told than shown. It felt forced as though the author was trying to make us see something that wasn’t fully developed. 

Like I said, I felt like this book sort of started in the middle of a story already happening. I looked up the first book and that doesn’t seem to be the case of it being necessary for this, but not having read it I wouldn’t know if by reading it that might have had me feeling different here. It just felt like there were too many gaps and missing pieces here for me to really get into the story and I found myself slightly confused at times and trying to figure things out the best I could with what I was given. Because of that, I kept wanting to put this one down and only finished to see how things would end up. While this wasn’t a bad book, it felt like it needed work and was more of a first draft than a finished story. I did read an ARC of this book though, so it is possible that some of that could have been cleared up for the final published edition. Based on this experience, I would say give this one a shot if it sounds like one you might like just be advised that it might still feel like it is missing something. I don’t know that I would read more in this series or from this author after this one, though like I said there were things about Meghan and Jason that I did like . Overall though, this one wasn’t for me.

**ARC Provided by Inkslinger PR**

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