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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Made the Grade: The HIS Collection, Book 6 | #BookReview @JenikaSnow

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 4511 KB | Release Date: June 12, 2017 | Publisher: Self-Published | ISBN: B071GPMQG9 | Language: English | Genre: Contemporary Romance, Quick Read | Jess Obtained Book Through: Ardent Prose

"HIS First" [The HIS Collection, Book 6] by Jenika Snow

Author's Book Description : MOIRA

I’ve known Braxton my whole life.

He’s older than me, but I’ve loved him since I knew what that meant.
And when I see him again after years of being apart, I don’t want to stop myself from telling him how I feel.

He might be my father’s good friend, and nearly two decades older than me, but he’s all I want.

BRAXTON

I first realized I loved Moira when she was eighteen years old. Now two years later I’m back in her life and that affection has grown tenfold.

It’s smart to stay away, but I can’t. I won’t.

I’ve been celibate because I only want her. It’s time to man-up and tell Moira that she’s been mine for years, even if she didn’t know it.

Warning: This is an especially fast read, packed with steamy goodness, but also a healthy dose of sweet romance. Get ready for a feel good story that’ll still make you blush.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars,

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Second Sentence Saturday: The Innocent's Secret Baby | @CarolMMarinelli #BookTeaser #RomanceNovels


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want



MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"The Innocent's Secret Baby" [Billionaires & One-Night Heirs Series, Book 1] by Carol Marinelli - [Amazon Book Link]

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The End of #CockyGate | Fangirling @BSommerland, @SashaWhite & @MistressofReads

Since I did soooo many blog posts (Post #1, Post #2, Post #3, Post #4, Post #5, & Post #6) talking about #CockyGate I feel I should inform you that a settlement has finally happened and now #CockyGate is OVER!!! Yahoo!

Yet everyone who started talking about this more (myself included) knows that though the word Cocky is back in action, there really is no complete "end" because we find that trademarks have not been really handled that well as of late. But you can just follow CockyBot™'s twitter account so you can be sure your aware of the latest trademarks ... some are fine ... while others are quite "out there." Any who ... per usual I'm leaving it to those who know more and/or who can eloquently get the information out better than I can on this topic. Basically they already created the videos so why shouldn't I just promote them more instead of making my own ... here you go!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

THE WORLD'S WORST BOOK TAG | #BookTag #BookTube

I was tagged by Kelly from Velvet Library and you can check out her video here: https://youtu.be/Px4XxVqu0i8
This tag was originally created by Peter from Peter Likes Books: https://youtu.be/DlD2K82pTuc


If you can't see/watch the above video then click here to watch it.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Booktubers Recommend LGBTQIA+ Books | #bookrecommendations #BookTube @puckspaperbacks

In June 2018, Alyssa who is a BookTuber and owner of PUCKSANDPAPERBACKS asked if anyone would be interested in joining a video collaboration where BookTubers recommend LGBTQIA+ Books and I said I'd join in! Check out all the book recommendations ...


If you can't see/watch the above video then click here to watch it.
Or if you don't want to watch everything and only want to hear my book recommendation reasoning than click here to watch it.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Book and Beverage Pairings | #bookrecommendations #BookTube @kathytrithardt

In February 2018, Kathy who is a BookTuber and owner of BookTube Weekly asked if anyone would be interested in joining a video collaboration where BookTubers pair a book with a beverage and I said I'd join in! Check out all the book recommendations ...


If you can't see/watch the above video then click here to watch it.
Or if you don't want to watch everything and only want to hear my book recommendation reasoning than click here to watch it.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

#ContemporaryAThon Round 2 (belated updates)


So in February 2018 I participated in my Second Ever Read-A-Thon!! With another the GOAL OF ONLY 2-3 BOOKS 😂 I can pleasantly say that I COMPLETED it .... well ... kinda. 😋

My #ContemporaryAThon Round 2 Intro Video :


If you can't see/watch the above video then click here to watch it.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Second Sentence Saturday: Bases Loaded: Baseball Erotica [Part 2 of 2] | @BasesLoadedBook @nicolewildergh @VitaPerezWrites @TomioBlack @OleanderPlume #BookTeaser #Erotic


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want



Saturday, July 14, 2018

Second Sentence Saturday: Bases Loaded: Baseball Erotica [Part 1 of 2] | @BasesLoadedBook @MalinMJames @cpmcclennan @Shoshi @robin_juliet #BookTeaser #Erotic


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want



Wednesday, July 11, 2018

#BlogTour - Tempting Beat by Brooklyn Ann / @Brooklyn__Ann | #BookBlast, Spreading the Word & GC #Giveaways @GoddessFish



This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. One randomly drawn commenter will receive $15 in Boroughs Bucks. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


YOU NEVER KNOW…


Bleeding Vengeance’s drummer, Roderick Powell knows he’s a sod for feeling glum, especially after moving into a beautiful new home in a smart Denver suburb. But all his mates are partnered or married, and dreadfully happy. It’s enough to make a rockstar rethink his options. And even though his sexy neighbor has given him the brush-off, he’s decided to have another go – at this point he has nothing left to lose, apart from his heart.


WHAT LIES BENEATH


Gwen Mason’s romantic past has been bumpier than most – twice divorced by thirty, she’s had enough of broken promises. An ER nurse who keeps a brutal schedule, she’s happy to become known as the neighborhood crazy cat lady. But…the most delicious man has moved next door. He’s British, he’s famous, he’s a rockstar. And, hard as she tries, Gwen can't keep Rod Powell from breaking all her rules, and suddenly she sees a future she never believed possible.


Read an Excerpt:

When Gwen stepped out onto her porch, it seemed her neighbor, Mrs. Kersh, had the same idea. Gwen saw her striding across the street before Gwen looked over and saw the moving truck next door.

“Our new neighbor has finally arrived,” Mrs. Kersh said in a somewhat scolding tone, as if the new homeowner was tardy in taking up residence. “I do wish I’d been home to see more of the prospective buyers touring the property.”

Gwen nodded. As an ER nurse, she worked twelve-hour shifts alternating between three and four days a week and almost always on the weekends, when most people perused houses for sale. She’d been working during the open house, and also missed the people who came after to look at the home. “I hope whoever bought the place is a nice person.”

Mrs. Kersh huffed. “I hope they’re quiet and don’t have a dog. The last people were atrocious, leaving that mutt in the yard to yap all the time.”

The last people were also major jerks, Gwen thought as she watched the movers pile out of the truck and begin unloading furniture. Their barking dog and loud children had cost her precious hours of sleep. Still, she couldn’t help but give Mrs. Kersh a sideways smile and glance down at Molly, the little terrier that was ever at Mrs. Kersh’s side.

Mrs. Kersh’s eyes widened with blatant terror. “Oh no.”

An older silver Honda CR-V pulled behind the moving truck and a man got out with a happy smile and a proprietary gleam in his eyes as he met the moving truck with a fob of jingling keys.

Holy hotness. Gwen almost breathed the words aloud as her belly tilted at the sight of the man striding up the walkway of the house next door. Shoulder-length chocolate-brown hair framed a face that was worthy of a magazine cover. Gray eyes danced with a touch of mischief. His lips were arched and full, making it impossible not to think of kissing.

Which was something Gwen could never do, because aside from that not being neighborly, he was clearly too young for her. If he was older than twenty-five, Gwen would eat her scrubs.



About the Author:

Formerly an auto-mechanic, Brooklyn Ann thrives on writing Romance featuring unconventional heroines and heroes who adore them. After writing historical paranormal romance in her critically acclaimed “Scandals with Bite” series and urban fantasy in her “Brides of Prophecy” novels, she now explores the chaotic realm of heavy metal music— a difficult world to find love in.

She lives in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho with her son, her cat, and a 1980 Datsun 210.



Buy links:

Publisher - http://boroughspublishinggroup.com/books/tempting-beat

Amazon - https://amzn.to/2NCCmYv

iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/tempting-beat/id1394524050

Barnes & Noble - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tempting-beat-brooklyn-ann/1128870245?ean=2940155281757

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/tempting-beat

Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/836518?ref=fromjesstoyou



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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Made the Grade: Backstage Pass Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @DaniWade1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 1461 KB | Release Date: April 25, 2013 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon

"Finding Her Rhythm" [Backstage Pass Series, Book 1] by Dani Wade

Author's Book Description : He’s a rock star with the world at his feet—but he’d rather have her there.

Taylor Jemison lost everything when her first dip into the world of consensual kink went wrong, and she wound up on the run from a dangerous ex. Driven from her home and the teaching job she loved, she needs a safe haven. As nanny for a rock star, she’ll live behind gated walls with a private security team. As for the teens’ sexy dad … he’ll be on the road most of the time. That’s good, because one touch of his strong hands leaves her body and heart craving submission to his commands.

Guitarist Michael Korvello may have a rep as an all-in, balls-out hard-rock star with a penchant for kink, but he keeps his personal life firmly separated from his home and his kids. One look at the curvy little nanny, and he knows she can’t stay, because her big green eyes say she craves the control he wants to wield. And though Michael can have any number of beautiful women, he aches for one who’ll truly accept him—inside and out.

Just when neither can deny their need for each other, Taylor’s ex surfaces, intent on taking back what he considers his, and ready to destroy Michael’s world to get her. Can two kindred souls protect their private passion from an outsider bent on ripping them apart?

Don’t miss this sizzling, sensual peek into the private world of a rock star — get your copy of "FINDING HER RHYTHM" today!

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars,

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Feasted On: The Patchwork Family Series, Book 1 | #BookReview #KarenWitemeyer @bethany_house

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Hardcover - Pages: 352, Paperback - Pages: 352; Kindle Edition - File Size: 7334 KB; Audible Audiobook – Unabridged | Release Date: June 5, 2018 | Publisher: Baker Publishing Group : Bethany House Publishers | Obtained: NetGalley / Bethany House Publishers

"More Than Meets the Eye" [The Patchwork Family Series, Book 1] by Karen Witemeyer

Author's Book Description : Many consider Evangeline Hamilton cursed. Orphaned at a young age and possessing a pair of mismatched eyes--one bright blue, the other dark brown--Eva has fought to find her way in a world that constantly rejects her. Yet the support of even one person can help overcome the world's judgments, and Eva has two--Seth and Zach, two former orphans she now counts as brothers.

Seeking justice against the man who stole his birthright and destroyed his family, Logan Fowler arrives in 1880s Pecan Gap, Texas, to confront Zach Hamilton, the hardened criminal responsible for his father's death. Only instead of finding a solitary ruthless gambler, he discovers a man not much older than himself with an unusual family. When Zach's sister, Evangeline, insists on dousing Logan with sunshine every time their paths cross, Logan finds his quest completely derailed. Who is truly responsible for his lost legacy, and will restoring the past satisfy if it means forfeiting a future with Evangeline?

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Second Sentence Saturday: When In Texas | @LyndaMSimmons #BookTeaser #RomanceNovels


SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want



MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"When In Texas" [Blame it on Texas Series] by Lynda Simmons - [Amazon Book Link]

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Made the Grade: Bases Loaded: Baseball Erotica | #BookReview @BasesLoadedBook @MalinMJames @cpmcclennan @Shoshi @robin_juliet @nicolewildergh @VitaPerezWrites @TomioBlack @OleanderPlume

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 171; Kindle Edition - File Size: 307 KB | Release Date: October 15, 2015 | Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"Bases Loaded: Baseball Erotica" by L. Maretta, Malin James, C. P. McClennan, Yolanda Shoshana, Robin Juliet, Rosalía Zizzo, Nicole Wilder, Thomma Finland, Vita Perez, Tomio Hall-Black, Lexi Hayes, & Oleander Plume

Author's Book Description :
Bases are loaded and there’s potential for multiple homeruns in this sexy collection of Baseball erotica!

Bases Loaded compiles twelve seriously sexy short stories that will have you rooting for the happy ending, even if you are not a baseball fan like the editor.

All of the authors in this anthology have a unique take on the game and the hit players, which is guaranteed to make you want to go up to bat!

So go ahead, you’re up and the bases are loaded!

Featuring stories by: L. Maretta, Malin James, C.P. McClennan, Yolanda Shoshana, Robin Juliet, Rosalía Zizzo, Nicole Wilder, Thomma Finland, Vita Perez, Tomio Hall-Black, Lexi Hayes and Oleander Plume

👇 Each novella is reviewed or mentioned below
and the purchase links are at the bottom of this post!
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