Release Blitz: Dead Sexy by Lulu M. Sylvian

Hey Guys,

Today I am proposing a book releasing August 13th: Dead Sexy by Lulu M. Sylvian. 

I am one of the lucky bloggers that have received an advanced copy and I have already started reading it. I’m half way through and I’ll let you know in a couple of days what my thoughts are 🙂 In the meantime, let’s admire this gorgeous cover!

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Medical illustrator Gillian Denver has a unique talent, and it’s not her ability to depict the systems of the body accurately and artistically. She can talk to spirits, only she doesn’t realize it.

Peter Keith, a one-time TV sitcom star whose career dissolved from A-lister hunk, to out of shape, straight-to-cable-movie D-lister has a problem. Peter regrets decisions he made in his life, and would like a do-over. He convinces Gillian to help him. One little problem, Peter is dead.

Thinking it’s her over active imagination causing her reoccurring dreams about Peter to spill into daylight hours, Gillian finds herself talking to him while she works. Together they begin to recreate Peter’s life by writing a book the way he wishes things had worked out. Gillian is not fully convinced that Peter is anything more than something she made up, a glorified imaginary friend, a new muse.

Gillian’s feelings for Peter complicate her relationships with the living. She is afraid the love she has for Peter will never be enough because she cannot give him what he really needs, a resolution to the life he wasn’t ready to leave.

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Bio-engineered to be the only redhead in a generation of blonds, Lulu feels that “aliens” may actually be the best answer for a lifetime of being asked, “Where did you get that red hair from?”

She did not come into writing from years of scribbling words on paper. Her background is rooted in visual arts and making pictures. Encouraged to make those pictures out of words Lulu began writing just to see what would happen. What happened was two full-length manuscripts in three months.

Lulu cannot ride a horse, a motorcycle, spin a hula hoop, or play roller derby. Yes, she has attempted all of those, even if it has been decades since she’s been on a horse or a motorcycle. She embraces the crazy that comes with that one little genetic mutation and attempts to live up to the reputation that proceeds her. Lulu would like to apologize for her contribution to the hole in the ozone layer from her use of hairspray in the 1980’s.

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Book Review: One Fine Duke by Lenora Bell

USA Today bestselling author Lenora Bell returns with her third book in the sexy School for Dukes series.

Ready.

Raised in the countryside by her overprotective uncle, Miss Mina Penny’s dream of a triumphant London season is finally here. She determined her perfect match long ago: Rafe Bentley, the wickedest rake of them all. There’s only one very large, very unyielding obstacle: Rafe’s brother Drew, the reclusive Duke of Thorndon.

Aim.

This was supposed to be simple. Duke goes to London. Duke selects suitable bride. Love match? Not a chance. But when Drew meets Mina, she complicates everything. How can a lady armed with such beauty and brains fall for his irresponsible degenerate of a brother? Drew vows to save her from heartbreak and ruin, no matter the cost.

Desire!

But Mina is no damsel in distress. She’s daring, intuitive, passionate…and halfway to melting Drew’s cold heart. And although Mina thought she knew exactly what she wanted, one breathtakingly seductive kiss from Drew changes everything. Now Mina must decide between long-held dreams and dangerous new desires. Could her true destiny lie in the arms of a duke?

 

About the Book

One Fine Duke
by Lenora Bell

Series
School for Dukes

Genre
Adult
Historical Romance

Publisher
Avon Books

Publication Date
July 23, 2019

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My Review

I  am so happy! I have this feeling that you get when you read a book that exceeds your expectations. I had predicted my rating immediately after seeing the sign up document from Pure Textuality. I may have been the cover or the author, it may have been the title that called to me, but I tell you, I was right.

The blurb is more than accurate when describing our main characters. Mina is like a ticking bomb. She has been protected all her life, sheltered. All she wants to do is explore the world, follow in her parents’ footsteps and face her worst enemy with strength and braveness. She wants adventure, she wants London and all it has to offer. But does she know herself well enough?

Our Duke is a haunted man. He has fears that crawled inside his heart and made it hard as stone. Drew leaves the safety of his country house to protect his sister. Danger is lurking and he wants to keep his family safe… And maybe find a wife willing to “sacrifice” herself and join him in his quiet life.

These two characters are so amazing! Lenora Bell could not have built better characters for this plot. No, Lenora Bell could not have built a better plot to display the complexity behind Mina and Drew. I love how they blend with the action, I love how each scene sheds some light on the mystery, but as well how each scene brings out something new in our characters. They evolve so much. Mina explores, Drew takes down his walls, brick by brick.

Concluding, “One Fine Duke” is an amazing read, a story that will keep you breathing until the end, a story about finding oneself, about bringing down walls of fear, about exploring life and soul. The author leaves nothing to chance, the pace is just perfect, the ending is not rushed, the characters are complex and just beautiful!  I loved it, simple as that! 5 stars!

 

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About Lenora Bell

LENORA BELL is a USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of historical romances. She blames the long, dark winters in her tiny Alaskan hometown for making her a lifelong bookworm. A teacher with an MFA in Creative Writing who has lived on five continents, Lenora currently shares an old farmhouse in the Pacific Northwest with her carpenter husband and two tiger-striped rescue kitties. She loves to hear from readers!

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Early Review & Release: Carpool by Noelle Adams

Carpool by Noelle Adams is available NOW!

Book Info

Title: Carpool

Series: Milford College #1

Author: Noelle Adams

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing date: July 17th, 2019

Summary

The last thing I want is to share a forty-five minute commute with the most obnoxious (and attractive) man I know. But I can’t afford a new transmission right now, so I’m stuck with Marcus for at least a month.

He promises to be good, but Marcus Greene is never good. And I’m not sure how long I can resist him.

Carpool is the first book in the Milford College series, novellas about the faculty and staff of a small liberal arts college.

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My Review

 

If you are in the mood for something fun, quick, relaxing and with all the sparks and flames of a romance, this is the book for you! In my case, it could not have been a better time to read it and that is why I enjoyed it so much!

Jennifer has lived the life of a small towner. She has known Marcus all her life and has done all in her power to avoid him. He was the bad boy of her childhood, the bully, the perfect example of the man she did not want to have next to her. Adulthood has other plans unfortunately. When Jennifer is forced to ask Marcus for a ride to their workplace, she is surprised by his agreement and realizes she will have to spend a good number of weeks in the same car with the (now) man she must stay away from.

While both characters are amazing, I am inclined to like Marcus more. It is visible he is consumed by Jennifer’s attitude toward him and he gives her the possibility to know his true personality. She is a bit quicker to judge others and is very adamant not to believe in Marcus’ good traits. We have funny moments, we have moments of peace and quiet between them, we have that feeling of something amazing growing up. And I love it!

Noelle Adams did an amazing job developing the characters in such a short number of pages. The action is paced just at the right speed and the relationship glows in such way that we don’t have everything thrown at us in the end. Even if we only get the female perspective, Jennifer is observant enough to see the change in demeanor Marcus has toward her. Still, she is not brilliant enough to piece those changes together. So we do have several conflicts born out of the miscommunication and cluelessness of our female main character. This made me push back a star from my total rating.

All in all, I am going with 4 stars for “Carpool” by Noelle Adams, with additional hearts and love. This story was a great experience and I hope you’ll give it a try as well. Come back with your thoughts in the comments below 😊 Happy reading !

 

About Noelle Adams

Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she reads any book she can get her hands on and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.

 

Book Review: Jackson by Emily March

About the book:

Title: Jackson (Eternity Springs: The McBrides of Texas #1)

Author: Emily March

Published: June 25th 2019 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Source: St. Martin’s Press

Format: e-copy

Blurb:

Sometimes it takes a new beginning
Caroline Carruthers thinks she buried her dreams along with the love of her life…until a stranger named Celeste dares her to chase a dream all on her own. Moving to Redemption, Texas, is chapter one in Caroline’s new life story. Opening a bookstore is the next. Finding love is the last thing on her mind as she settles into this new place called home. But when she meets a handsome, soulful man who’s also starting over, all bets are off.

to reach a happily-ever-after
Jackson McBride came to Redemption looking only to find himself, not someone to love. Ever since his marriage ended, he’s been bitter. Sure, he used to believe in love—he even has the old song lyrics to prove it—but the Jackson of today is all business. That is, until a beautiful young widow who’s moved to town inspires a change of heart. Could it be that the myth of Redemption’s healing magic is true…and Jackson and Caroline can find a second chance at a happy ending after all?

This is quite conflicting. I had several expectations from this book when I started reading it and, while these expectations were not met, I cannot say that I disliked it.

Let me start with the title. Jackson’s story is definitely more elaborated than Caroline’s. Both characters have a backstory and they came to Redemption to start over. But if for Caroline the past life concludes quite quick, for Jackson we need to wait until the end. So it is somehow fitting.

This is a clean Romance book, focused on starting over, building a good life and making friends. We have a hint of a blessing here and there, which just makes the atmosphere even more warm. If you are expecting lots of skin and clothes scattered around, this is not it. Which is fine by me, as long as we feel what our characters feel.

The backstories are quite strong. Both characters have struggled a lot in life. She has had to deal with a husband who was forgetting her a little more every day and he has to deal with the absence of her daughter. Hearts mend in Redemption and the intervention of two awesome innkeepers has something to do with it.

So we have quite a good start here. However I had issues with the slow pace of the story. In some chapters, I got lost in the details and I received little if the chemistry I was expecting. For how much they were saying they wanted to stay away from love, both started an exclusive relationship quite quick, but I did not feel that emotion. I didn’t feel the Sparks and their connection. I would have expected more butterflies and more passion when these two meet.

All in all, I do have some plus and minuses her, but I cannot deny the warmth of Redemption. I do believe the other couples will be even more interesting and I expect a little more intensity. For now, I am keeping my 3 stars rating and I am looking forward for book 2 of this spinoff. Happy Read.ing guys !

Book Review: Torian

 

 

Title: Torian
Author: Eden Summers
Genre: Standalone Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 25, 2019
Blurb
He’s my nemesis.

My tormentor.

A notorious criminal with a smoldering smile to mask the devil hidden beneath.

Conniving. Threatening. Brutal.

He stalks me from the shadows.

Makes me itch to place him behind bars.

But he has an offer I can’t refuse.

A major risk with the perfect reward.

I can’t let down my guard.

Can’t be tempted to trust him.

Not even when I begin to understand his corrupt ways.
Because the only face the devil shows is the one he wants you to see.

And all I’m seeing is hunger.

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU 

 

My Review

Another long overdue review! I know, but this book …. I enjoyed reading it so so much! Now, after several weeks, I still relive the feelings I had, the emotions I felt in all those hours spent with these characters. If you say Eden Summers is a good writer, well my friend, I think you’re wrong. She is not just good, she is brilliant! And I will explain why with.

The plot revolves around an FBI agent – Annisa Fox – following a big mafia family, currently led by Cole Torian. Acting head of his family, Cole has the responsibility to defend and protect his siblings and extended family against all kinds of threats. But when the threat is inside the family and when the case has such an attractive FBI agent in charge, things get more complicated. The good guys and the bad must work together to defeat the greatest evil out there. That’s all I’m going to say.

The action is fantastic! In no moment we forget why everything happens and why our main characters are not able to have a normal relationship. In fact, normality is way out of reach! There is constant action and constant edge of the seat position! There are some absolutely scorching scenes between the two that will feel like the book is burning up in your hands (or tablet, or phone or…whatever device you have).

I’d stared the devil in the eye, and without any subtlety, I kinda told him to go fuck himsel, adding a provoking wink for good measure.

But setting aside the action, what blew my mind was the way the author manages to bring forward our characters’ personalities, their most hidden feelings. The torment Cole feels when faced with his enemy, the conflicted feelings Annisa has, all these are so amazingly crafted! I was living every feeling with them – their pain, their passion, the moments when they were afraid, because even strong minds are afraid. Oh, my God!

Yes, the reviewer in me may point out that some plot scenes were kind of too much. For an FBI agent (and a good one), Annisa is kind of reckless and some of the actions are not that believable. But I will not dwell on them because for me, this book is a masterpiece of introspection.

His movements become hostile. The mask of calm disappears, making way for an expression of pure fury. The lack of emotion I’ve withnessed for long minutes changes with the force of a tsunami.

I cannot finish my review without discussing the ending. It frustrated me on so many levels and believe me when I say that I was speechless! Even my other half was staring at me. It was like: “Are.You. Kidding meeeee?!” and then the shock happened. Suffice to say it was unexpected and so befitting!

In case I was not clear enough, I loved this book! Simple as that! A piece of advice for you guys: do not devour this book, unless you intend to read it again after. This book needs to be savored! The entire “Hunting Her” series is fantastic. I was conflicted when I  wrote my review for the other two books and I was mentioning: “The problem I really have now is who do I like? Hunter or Decker? Hmm… I have a feeling I should save myself for Cole Torian” Well, I was right! Find my reviews of “Hunter” and “Decker” here.

Author Bio
Eden Summers is a bestselling author of contemporary romance with a side of sizzle and sarcasm. She lives in Australia with a young family who are well aware she’s circling the drain of insanity.

Eden can’t resist alpha dominance, dark features and sarcasm in her fictional heroes and loves a strong heroine who knows when to bite her tongue but also serves retribution with a feminine smile on her face.

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Book Review: Watchmaker’s Heart

 

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Title: Watchmaker’s Heart

Author: Juli D. Revezzo

Published: March 1st 2016 by Raven Queen Publications

Source: Received from the author in exchange for an honest review

Format: audiobook

Blurb:

For Miss Phoebe Lockswell, fashionable London tea parties and balls aren’t her style. Instead, she prefers to tinker tirelessly with a clockwork diffuser she’s built from scratch. If only she can get the invention to work on command, she might earn her way out of an arranged marriage to a repugnant member of the House of Commons.

London watchmaker Mortimer Kidd was brought up hard in the arms of an infamous London gang. Despite the respectability he strives for now, the gang leader is blackmailing him. When Mortimer sees Phoebe’s diffuser, he thinks he’s found a way to buy himself out of trouble. The brash Phoebe manages to steal his heart, however, before he can purloin her invention.

Will Mortimer’s unsavory past catch up to him before he convinces Phoebe of his devotion? Worse, once Phoebe learns the truth, will she ever trust him again?

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My Review

This is one of those books that I listened to a while back and never saw the lights of a review. Shame on me, but it’s never too late to remind you guys of this great title by Juli D. Revezzo.

Phoebe Lockswell’s imagination and ingenuity led her to create one of the most interesting devices of the time. She has spent numerous hours trying to get the silly clockwork diffuser to work and is almost out of patience. Still, when she meets Mortimer Kidd, her ambition becomes stronger. Little does she know that he has his own plans with her invention.

The author manages to create two amazing characters that mix so well with a plot that will captivate you from the start. A woman too strong-minded and independent for her time, Phoebe is very close to a role model. I admire her perseverance and her desire to be on her own two feet. Faced with the possibility to marry a man she has no other feelings for except fear and distaste, Phoebe forms a friendship with Mortimer. His past is more than shady and he has no place in her world. But somehow, the interest they share for creations, the curiosity and creativity unite them. However, the past always catches up to us and our characters will have a lot to face. If their feelings are strong enough or if there is room for one in the other’s world, you will have to discover on your won.

I loved the pace, I loved the mystery and I loved the characters. The narration was a bonus as well. I liked how Rachael Beresford interpreted the female voices and I appreciated her trying with the male ones. But her tone created a wonderful atmosphere and contributed to my enjoyment. In all honesty, I saw comments here and there that the quality of the audio was not the best but, after some time, I only remember the good parts. Probably the other ones were not so important 😉

All in all, I loved this book, as expected. Juli D. Revezzo has yet to disappoint me! Stay around for a spotlight with the author’s latest book – come by later today if you want to find out more J Until next time, Happy Reading!

 

About the AuthorJuli

Juli D. Revezzo writes fantasy and romantic stories filled in with elements garnered from a lifetime love affair with magic, myth, witches, wizards, and fated lovers and legend. She is the author of The Antique Magic series and the Paranormal Romance Celtic Stewards Chronicles series, steampunk historical romance WATCHMAKER’S HEART, and short stories published in ETERNAL HAUNTED SUMMER, LUNA STATION QUARTERLY, among others. She is also a member of the Independent Author Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour. To learn more about this and future releases, visit her at: www.julidrevezzo.com

 

Book Review: What a Lord Wants

What a Lord Wants
Capturing the Carlisles Book 5
by Anna Harrington
Genre: Historical Romance
THE ART OF SEDUCTION
Dominick Mercer, Marquess of Ellsworth, leads a double life. In public, he’s
one of the most respected peers in England. But in private, he’s
notorious Italian painter Domenico Vincenzo, a man known as well for
his scandalous lifestyle as his visionary paintings. He’s
determined to paint a masterpiece and put his real name on it, thus
freeing him from this dual existence that’s becoming difficult to
maintain. The problem? His model is the most unusual woman he’s
ever met and the only one fit for his masterpiece. And she’s
keeping secrets of her own…
Eve Winslow is determined to live life to its fullest by bouncing from
one madcap escapade to another. So when a misunderstanding brings her
to Vincenzo’s studio, she simply cannot refuse the adventure of
being his model, or his rakish charms. Soon Eve’s adventure turns
into scandal, and the only person who can save her is the same man
who causes her downfall—a man who refuses to put anything before
his art, including love.
Top pick! Sensual and arousing. Harrington spins her tale with care as
she gives her memorable characters a lively plot and depth of emotion
that captivates her fans, who can’t wait for the next chapter.”
RT Book Reviews on When the Scoundrel Sins
“The characters are fabulously crafted and gloriously complicated…the
author balances the dark with a light, witty humor and a sexual
tension that adds sizzle to every scene…How I Married a Marquess is
intense, satisfying, and cleverly unpredictable. Consider me a
freshly minted fan of Harrington’s style of happy ever after.”
USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog on How I Married a Marquess
“Harrington creates fast-paced, lively romances with unconventional characters
and plot. For her second novel, she adds heated sensuality and a
gothic twist. There is little doubt that she is fast becoming a fan
favorite.”—
RT Book Reviews on Along Came a Rogue
**easily read as a standalone!!**
My Review

Oh, this is another book I could not put down. I loved the story so much and I still have a lot to discover in the series.

We have two amazing main characters, with a story that will leave you wanting more and more. Dominick has a passion. He finds his own peace of mind in painting and it’s all he ever wants to do. Still, in a time when society sees an improper action in very small things, he has to keep his passion a secret. But is his painting proper? Hmm…  I’ll let you tell me once you read the story.

Anyhow, Eve lives her life to the fullest, as the blurb says. When she ends up being his model, she is determined to go ahead with the deal, since she is not one to back away from a challenge. She is his spark, the perfect model for what he wants to transmit with his work. They go together so well.

Now, there is a link with the previous books in the series, however this did not affect my enjoyment, but only wanted me to find out more about the other characters.  Both Eve and Dominick leave close to a scandal, both have their true selves to hide. I loved how easy they come together and see their relationship evolve.

All in all, this is a great book, with amazing characters. I cannot wait to get my hands on the other books in the series! Anna Harrington is an awesome writer and her style grips the reader’s attention. Loved it, 5 stars!

I love good stories that end in happily ever afters, and if they’ve
made me cry along the way, even better. That’s why I love to write
romances and to share those special moments. Dashing heroes,
indepedent heroines, and romantic settings in a some English country
estate or elegant townhouse, perhaps a masquerade…all the things I
love about historical romances, all the things I hope you’ll enjoy
when you read mine.
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