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Release Tour ~~ Breeze by Ashley Hampton



Release Tour for Breeze by Ashley Hampton

Book: Breeze
Series: Southern Rock Lyrics Series #1

Author: Ashley Hampton

Genre: Romance

Release Date: November 17, 2015



Dr. Hannah Walker is starting her first year as a Visiting Professor at Thurston University. A graduate of Thurston, she’s familiar with the town, has friends, and is waiting on her perfect job to open at Wilmington College. She’s run from every serious relationship she’s had in pursuit of her career goals.

Igor Finley recently moved back to his hometown after his last military deployment and discharge because of his PTSD. He’s returning to Thurston University for his degree, so he can provide for his two young children.

There were fireworks when the two met, but will they be able to keep them out of the classroom? Will Hannah stay in Thurston once she realizes her feelings, or will she be carried away like a Breeze towards her career goals?

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Kerry’s review 3.75 stars

This is a great debut novel! It’s a sweet story of friendship and struggles of life. Love is something no one looks for, but when it’s staring you in the face and you still deny it, how much are you willing to let your feel?
Breeze is all about making her dreams come true and is hell bent on nothing stopping her. Hannah, aka Breeze, she is going to graduate school. She is trying to be professional at times, but is still very immature in a lot different situations in this story and that was a bit annoying. She finds herself in a situation that she is willing to walk away from. No man is going to come between her and her dream.
Igor is an ex-military man, and the father of two small children, who is struggling with ptsd and his wife walks away from them,  He is doing the best he can to make a normal life, to better his life for him and his children.  He is taking classes but he never expected to fall in love with the woman of his dreams who is also his teacher.
Breeze and Igor become friends.  They keep it all at a friend level, but at the same time they both are struggling with the chemistry they feel for one another.  Sparks fly and neither one wanted relationship but they can’t deny what they have, when they are both faced with obstacles.  Will they be able to work through them or will they walk away?   I can’t wait for the next installment of this series and where it’s taking us next.
An ARC was provided to Blushing Babes Are Up All Night for an honest review.


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Author Bio


Ashley Hampton works as a Licensed Psychologist in private practice during the day. When she leaves work, she puts on her writer and photographer hats and enjoys living in the worlds created in her mind. She lives near her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama with her cat, Gemma. Ashley wanted to find a creative way to meld her love for music and psychology with writing, and the Southern Rock Lyrics series was born.  With other series planned, Ashley wants to write in the romance, erotica, and psychological thriller genres.

Connect with Ashley in the following ways:

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Denial, The Careless Whispers Series by Lisa Renee Jones



Ella Ferguson awakes alone in Italy, unsure of who she is, and a gorgeous man has claimed her as his own. He’s tall, dark, and sexy, with money and power, the kind of man who makes a girl want to be possessed. And he does possess her, whispering wicked wonderful promises to her, stealing her trust and her heart. Soon though, the past finds her, yanking her from a cocoon of passion and safety. Everything is not how it seems. The truth will shatter her world, but it can set her free, if it doesn’t destroy her first.

Abby’s review

Dang, dang, dang. I should’ve known better. I knew from reading The Secret Life of Amy Benson and The Inside Out Series that he books are filled with mystery making you want to uncover bits and pieces and needing the next book. I knew as I was reading I wouldn’t be prepared for this to end. I knew as the percentages grew higher that I wanted more secrets to be exposed.

Lisa Renee Jones layers so many mysteries together that one of the many thoughts that goes through your head, is damn she’s brilliant.

I think other words like torture went through my mind too. This is just a piece to a very complex puzzle. As you read this you will be entranced and then you will be needing more. Go in blind, but knowing that it’s not enough. This is the kind of book that makes a reader wild with all the who done it’s. I want to uncover everything. I want to reread Sara’s story and see what I can uncover.

5 stars

Meet Kayden in Book one in the CARELESS WHISPERS series. This is a standalone spin-off of the INSIDE OUT series (soon to be a TV show) that follows Ella Ferguson, Sara McMillan’s best friend. #SayYesToKayden

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I couldn’t sleep. I meant to go to the kitchen and then I ended up here because I wanted . . .” His reaction cuts like his anger. “Just never mind.” I try to move around him but his hands press to the wall beside me, caging me, and now I’m angry. “Are we doing this again? Don’t bully me. My stupid flashbacks are doing a fine job of that on their own. I said I’m sorry. Just let me go back to my room.”

You wanted what?”

I wanted you to do what you swore you could,” I blurt, having nothing to lose when everything is already gone.

Only I don’t want you to fuck me until I can’t remember my name. I want you to fuck me until I stop thinking about that man and the gun. Because you were right. Memories are the enemies that never die. But I know you don’t want—”

His hand slides under my hair and he drags me to him, my hand flattening on the hard wall of his chest. “I do want. So fucking bad it’s killing me.”

My palm is directly over his heart, and I can feel it racing, the air around us crackling with barely contained passion. “I don’t need a hero to save my virtue tonight. I need you. So please. Fuck me and then fuck with my head so no one else can. Let me choose my own sins.”

He is stone, unmoving, his body steel, his expression unreadable, the sexual tension crackling between us. “You want sin, sweetheart,” he says. “I’ll give you sin.” His mouth closes down on mine, his tongue licking into my mouth, wicked with demand, and I can taste his hunger, his need. A deep, aching need I want to fill.



New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series, which is now in development for a television show to be produced by Suzanne Todd of Team Todd (Alice in Wonderland). Suzanne Todd on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with. I’m thrilled to develop a television show that will tell Sara’s whole story – her life, her work, her friends, and her sexuality.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, Lisa has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin’s Press.

Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

For more information about Lisa’s CARELESS WHISPERS series and to read chapters one and two of DENIAL visit her website at:


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Release Blitz ~~ Forbid Me by M. Robinson

It was only a matter of time until the truth came out.
I never thought it would come to this…
I tried, God knows I tried to stay away from her but
eventually I crossed that line and broke that trust. I could no longer go back
and I sure as fuck didn’t regret a single moment of it. I knew there would be
hell to pay, I knew the wrath I’d be facing but I would willingly take the
burns and scars just to have the love of my best friend’s sister.
If there is one person I’d willingly go to hell and back for
it was…
Lillian Ryder
Standalone within a series. New Adult Contemporary Romance:
Strong language and sexual content, not intended for readers under 18.


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“Is that right?” I replied arrogantly, centimeters from her
lips. “I don’t know you? Really? What part don’t I know? Maybe I don’t know the
way you move your hair to cover the side of your face when you’re nervous. Or
maybe I don’t know how you bite your bottom lip when you’re deep into your
strings. Or do you mean that I don’t know the way you freak out if it’s too
dark in a room and you won’t walk in? Or maybe I don’t know that you bite your
fingernails when you think no one is looking. Oh wait, here’s a good one. I
don’t know that you’re trembling in your skin right now. I don’t know that your
heart is beating a million miles a minute, your hands are clammy, and you can’t
swallow. How there are hundreds of thoughts going through your mind, but the
top one being how bad you want me to kiss you. How bad you want me to fuck you.
How bad you want me to claim every fucking inch of your perfect body,” I paused
to let my words sink in, and her flushed complexion gave away that everything I
was saying was true.
“You’re right. I don’t know you. I don’t see your gorgeous
smile in my sleep. I don’t hear that ridiculous giggle you have when I’m away
from you. I don’t see those dark brown eyes every time I close mine.” I leaned
in a little closer so she could feel my breath against her lips. “I don’t
stroke my cock to the memory of your sweet pussy pulsating down my shaft and
the taste of your come dripping down my chin.”


Best Selling Author M. Robinson loves to read. She favors
anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex!
She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein.
She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She
is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left.
She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces.
They have two German Shepherd mixes and a Tabby cat.  



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Cover Reveal~~ The Storm by Samantha Towle

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Who’s excited for more Jake Wethers? I know I am! Mark your calendars ladies – we get more Jake and Tru on his birthday – December 23rd!!! Check out the HOT cover!!!!!

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STORM (noun)—a turbulent disturbance; a disruption or dispute.

Jake Wethers’s life is perfect. He’s married to the woman he’s always loved, and they have three beautiful children. The Mighty Storm is still going strong, and his record label is thriving.

Jake has everything—a life he thought he would never have and one that he didn’t think he deserved.

Not so long ago, Jake’s life wasn’t perfect. The unexpected and untimely death of his best friend, Jonny Creed, sent an already out-of-control Jake spiraling down further.

Drug addiction. Alcohol. Women.

Jake was in the fast lane to following Jonny to the grave until Tru Bennett walked back into his life and changed everything.

But now, the past that Jake left behind has come back to find him. And what the past brings with it is going to be one of the biggest challenges he has ever faced.


Release Date: December 23, 2015

Cover Designed By: Najla Qamber Designs

Sam is keeping details about THE STORM under wraps so there will be no teasers at the moment, but she is sharing a song from the book that is used in a pivotal scene in the book – enjoy Never Tear Us Apart by Inxs

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New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling author Samantha Towle began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since.


She has also written paranormal romances, THE BRINGER and the ALEXANDRA JONES SERIES, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, and more of her favourite musicians.

A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.

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Samantha Towle’s THE STORM Cover Reveal ARC Giveaway


Book 1 – The Mighty Storm

Kindle Edition

Paper Back


Book 2 – Wethering the Storm

Our Review of Wethering The Storm

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Book 3 – Taming the Storm

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Blog Tour & Review ~~ Invincible Summer by Seth King


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Title: Invincible Summer

Author: Seth King



We all remember our first love, that one affair that took custody of your heart and never really let it go. Readers around the world were touched by The Summer Remains, a heartbreaking and inspiring novel about one of these romances – but Cooper Nichols, the enigmatic young man at the center of the novel, was largely silent on the matter. Until now.

“I just can’t believe it’s over between you guys,” my best friend said as we walked down the pier. “You two were supposed to last forever.”

I stared out at the blue sea. “Oh, trust me, it’s not over. I am going to see that girl’s face in every crowd I look into, forever. And maybe a few forevers after that…”

And so begins the tale of young writer Cooper Nichols. Left in ruins after a tragic summer romance, Cooper is afraid the sun may have set on him for good – until his mother discovers a copy of Cooper’s journal he kept of that summer. As he reluctantly slips back into his own past in the pages of his notebook, Cooper starts to rethink everything he thought he knew about life, death, and all the love that can bloom in between – and what follows is a thrilling and breathtaking journey back to joy that will sink into you and stay there for the long haul.

Illuminating, romantic and soul-stirring, Invincible Summer is a testament to the miraculous power of love, in all its immortal glory and everlasting majesty. If you have ever found yourself drifting back to a long-lost romance during a quiet moment, prepare to be pulled under all over again.

“That one summer. Everyone’s got one, that fleeting season that rearranged you and imprinted itself onto your soul forever. You were mine. I swear I’ll never forget your hazel eyes. I swear I’ll never forget those few months when the winds roared. I’ll always think of you that way. And if you can, please come back to me. At the end of the day I’m just a boy who wants to get back to his first love, and I miss you. Just find a way back, please. I’ll be waiting.

Until then, I’ve got nothing…”

::: Editorial Review Snippets :::

“Breathtaking. This book will change your life.” – Schmexy Girl Book Blog

“Magnificent. Invincible Summer is one of those books that you read and know you are better for it.” – Red Cheeks Reads

“Heart-achingly beautiful…I was speechless…my life ceased to exist while I read this book…enlightening and uplifting…this book is extraordinary.” – Relentless Book Chics Rambling and Reviews

:: Purchase Links::

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How can someone follow up on one of my favorite reads of the year (The Summer Remains)? Well, Seth King has done it and in a way I would have NEVER thought possible.

I went into this book wanting more. Wanting to know and feel the impact that Summer had made on Cooper’s life, and all of those she touched. Summer was a force in everyone’s life. How can they go on without her? Summer and Cooper’s love was so unique, uncommon and remarkable. How could he move forward?

I did get that but oh so much more was given to me.

“…love is timeless and elegant and eternal – unkillable. Whoever said ‘happily ever after’ just didn’t understand what ‘ever after’ meant.”

You will read this book and openly think, “this has happened to me too, more times than I can count”, it’s eye opening, beautifully devastating but so engaging and arresting that you can’t look away.

Seth has proven himself to be a poetic writer and unfortunately I don’t always “get” the poeticism he is going after, so for many parts I was confused but ultimately knew where he was going with his thoughts. He explains his feelings, desires and environment is such a way that you can’t help but feel as though you are there. At times I couldn’t relate to his symbolism and metaphors. That may be my shortcoming but it was my only issue while reading.

Seth has spoken openly that this book made him cry while writing. I can see why now that I have read it. This book is SETH KING. This book, for me, was a part of his soul coming through his writing. He has shared another piece of his soul with his readers. This book is personal ~~ and once you read it you will totally understand. I read these words and thought, “I can’t believe Seth is writing these words, sharing these thoughts…” For me this book wasn’t just a book, but a cathartic release or a journey for Seth and possibly others who will be heard through his words.

“Some stories are told with words, that is true. Others are told with a paintbrush. But the best ones are told with love.”

I believe this book will take you to a place in your life that you where you may have had regrets, it will teach you to not give up, to always know that the ones you have loved and lost are with you always…

“Do not mourn those who leave us in the midst of the party; mourn the ones who sat in the corner and lived with no love, no energy, no dancing in their lives”

Many have said this book left them speechless, but for me, it made me want to talk about life, death, and what’s next…

“Love wins. It has always won, and it will always win. Remember that. And whatever you do, wherever you go, justice follows.”

Beautiful book Seth, thank you for sharing your life and soul with us once again.

“A person that doesn’t not read is like a ship that never leaves the harbor or a suitcase that never leaves the closet; what’s the point?”

Float on has another meaning for me now…

An ARC was provided by the author in return for an honest review.





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:: Author Bio ::



Seth King is a twenty-six-year-old American author. He enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and spending time with his family

:: Other Books by Seth King ::

The Summer Remains

Publication Date: February 14, 2015

Our Review of The Summer Remains (5 of the Blushing Babes Reviewed & Loved it)

Our AUDIBLE Review of The Summer Remains

*This is a full-length standalone romance*

Twenty-four-year-old Summer Johnson knows two things. The first is that due to a quickly worsening medical condition, she faces a risky surgery in three months’ time that may or may not end in her death. The second is that she would like to fall in love before then.

As spring sinks into her namesake season on the Florida coastline, Summer plays the odds and downloads a new dating app – and after one intriguing message from a beautiful surfer named Cooper Nichols, it becomes clear that the story of what may be her last few months under the sun is about to be completely revised. All she has to do now is write something worth reading.

Tender, honest, devastating and triumphant, The Summer Remains explores a very human battle being waged in a very digital age: the search for a love that will outlast this temporary borrowing of bones. In an era when many feel compelled to share and re-share anything about everything, prepare to feel a love so special, you will want to hug it close and make it yours forever.

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:: Purchase Links ::

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Autumn Rising

Publication Date: July 16, 2015


Autumn Mahal and Hank Basara know they should stay away from each other. Both recovering from the loss of a mutual friend, and each bearing scars of their own, they know their love would look like a worn cliché, a trite romance novel for teens, some crappy made-for-TV movie languishing on your great aunt’s DVR. But as summer gives way to September and flirtation leads to something deeper, they learn there are some types of love you cannot run from, no matter how hard you try to flee.

Hilarious, heartbreaking and hopeful, Autumn Rising is a novella about the happiness we ruin for ourselves, the truths we can’t hide with a filter, and that elusive and victorious moment when we let love rush in and carry us to the sky. In a world of constant TMI, prepare to feel a story worth sharing – a story that will stay with you long after the summer fades to autumn.


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Amazon US: Amazon UK

Our REVIEW of Autumn Rising

The Goode Fight

Publication Date: October 12, 2014

:: Synopsis ::


In a stage of life when everything seems daunting, the fight to find love can still be the scariest thing of all – but in college senior Taylor Haney’s case, it may have just become downright deadly.

I’m bad – but I don’t want to be bad anymore.

In fact, leaving my Nashville life behind and swearing off love forever was the only thing keeping me from falling back into my old ways and fucking up again, and I was doing pretty well at pretending to be good – until I met Taylor Haney, that is.

Now I can think of nothing but Taylor. Her shy smile…the way she fidgets with her hands when she gets nervous…the sounds she makes when I tie her to my bedposts and go to town on her…the way I get a glimpse of eternity when I look into her hazel eyes…

And that little lovey feeling is the worst thing of all, because it means I’m breaking all my old rules now – and that means nobody is safe. Especially Taylor.

Because the last girl I fell in love with is currently lying in Brentwood Cemetery.

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Mrs. Robinson

Publication Date: November 24, 2014

::: Synopsis :::

How far would you go to save someone you love? And how far would you go to get revenge on a loved one who betrayed you?

How far would you go to save someone you love? And how far would you go to get revenge on a loved one who betrayed you?

Ben Bradley is a twenty-year-old student and aspiring MMA fighter with a dead-end day job and a desperate need for cash to help his disabled sister out of a tight spot. Grace Robinson is a lonely forty-something D.C. housewife who spends her time reading about red rooms of pain while her husband busies himself with the office interns. And with the arrival of a controversial new app called Hookd that matches attractive young men with powerful women willing to pay for their companionship, Ben and Grace soon find incredibly appealing – and risky – solutions to their problems.

With Hookd, Ben can easily make the money to save his beloved sister, while Grace can get back at her cheating husband and spice up her quiet nights with the kind of hot, anonymous sex she only reads about in books. All they have to do now is get over their moral hang-ups and press download…

And then hope Grace’s vindictive husband, Congressman Richard Robinson, stays in the dark once Mrs. Robinson’s affair explodes into something more passionate and erotic than she could have ever imagined.

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Firestorm, Sons of Templar By Anne Malcolm


Amy Abrams doesn’t do love. Nor does she do emotional attachments, unless you count the connection she has with designer handbags. She grew up in an Upper East Side penthouse, which had about as much affection within its tastefully decorated walls as Castle Dracula. Her family is the precise reason why she points her red-soled heels firmly in the opposite direction of that dreaded four-letter word.

Then it happens. Love. It comes right out of the blue and knocks her off her six-inch heels. She learns that love comes with pesky side effects such as heartbreak, which seriously messes with the complexion. Amy promises herself that she’ll never open herself to that horrible feeling again. She doesn’t count on an infuriating, albeit drool-worthy biker to roar into her life and ruin the plans she had of locking up her heart. She keeps her distance, wary of the sinfully sexy biker whose tattoos should read Warning – dangerous alpha male, will screw up your life.

Amy may be an Upper East Side princess, but she wasn’t looking for Prince Charming. She wouldn’t mind the name of his hair stylist, though. Brock certainly isn’t a knight in shining armor, but he consumes her, body and soul. Drama pulls them apart; danger will bring them back together. When Amy is threatened Brock is there ready to save her life. Her heart is another story.

This is the second book in the Sons of Templar series, it can be read as a standalone.
Abby’s review 5 stars
Witty, sarcastic, funny, sexy and heart-poundingly beautiful are a few words I would use to describe this book.
Holy shit, I was about to be sold to a sex slavery ring? My dad was not Liam Neeson; my chances of him rescuing me were slim to no…”
That line had me chuckling. This book is so refreshing. Although it’s an mc this book would easily be loved by any contemporary romance reader.
The love in this book is beyond beautiful.
I was resigned to the fact I’d have to live without breathing. Without oxygen. I was willing to give you every last drop of my blood if it meant the world wouldn’t lose you.”
It’s not a vamp book don’t worry.
Okay, so this says it can be read as a stand alone. I read Making The Cut first. I picked it up one day for free and it’s also on kindle unlimited. I’ll tell you as soon as I got the request to review this book, I was all Shut The Front Door, I just read Making The Cut and it was soooooo good. I might’ve squealed too. I loved Making The Cut. It got a little lengthy for me at the end, but the storyline is fantastic. I think you should read Making The Cut first and you might be a bit confused without it.
Making The Cut is Gwen’s story and this is her bestfriend Amy’s story. Amy and Brock-oh boy, what a doozy of a story.
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Pick these books up!!
About Anne Malcolm

Anne Malcom has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. It started with magical journeys into the world of Hogwarts and Middle Earth, then as she grew up her reading tastes grew with her. Her obsession with books and romance novels in particular gave Anne the opportunity to find another passion, writing. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon.

Raised in small town New Zealand, Anne had a truly special childhood, growing up in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. She has backpacked across Europe, ridden camels in the Sahara, eaten her way through Italy, and had all sorts of crazy adventures. For now, she’s back at home in New Zealand and quite happy. But who knows when the travel bug will bite her again.

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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway ~~ November 9 by Colleen Hoover





November 9 is yet another breathtaking novel by Colleen Hoover that’s full of blushing, gushing, and heartache. I loved every page and breathed in every beautiful word.”
—Anna Todd, Author of the After series


Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day of her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon’s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist.

Can Ben’s relationship with Fallon—and simultaneously his novel—be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?





Atria Books Paperback | 320 pages | ISBN: 9781501110344 | November 10, 2015 | $16.00

eBook: 320 pages | ISBN: 9781501110351 | $7.99


I am always so worried when I get a new Colleen Hoover book because what if I don’t like it?  I am always so afraid…but I should know by now that it’s not humanly possible to not like a book written by Colleen. The question is more “how much am I going to like it?”

Many will see the synopsis and say “wasn’t this a movie”? What they will be saying after reading this book will be “This NEEDS to be a movie”.  It’s nothing like anything you have read before.

The advice of her Fallon’s mother has stuck with her…

“You’ll never be able to find yourself if you’re lost in someone else.”

This statement will have Fallon making the decision to “find herself” before allowing herself to fall in love.  She’s leaving LA and heading to NY, but not before she meets Ben. Their relationahip consists of seeing and talking to each other just one day a year, November 9th.

Ben is the knight in shining armor…he hears Fallon’s father degrading her and he can’t take it anymore.  He intervenes and becomes her “boyfriend”.  He gives her what she hasn’t had for a long time, a sense of worth.  This chance meeting will change both their lives.

After this one day they decide to meet every November 9th for the next 5 years.  They will not talk, text or stalk each other on social media.  They find themselves drawn together on that day, year after year, ingraining each other to one another.

Colleen’s reference to books throughout this book had me laughing out loud.  we have all thought it and she has put it into words!

Colleen references to book and romance novels specifically made me crack up throughout this book.  Fallon gives Ben the “homework” to write a book about them. To write a love story but without the “insta-love”,  “I own you’s”, the “bad boy motorcycle clubs” and the “you make me so wet” lines that make into so many romance novels (Never a Coho book).  I loved that she can make light of this, as many of us readers have thought it was over the top at times.

There is a some sexy moments in this book, absolutely, it is romance, but Colleen doesn’t need the descriptive sex to make you feel the love and intimacy between Ben and Fallon and I think that’s why she’s such a revered author.  She can “do” the sexy without being too descriptive.

“You have already made this the best sex I’ve ever had, and I’m not even inside you yet.”

“No combination of written words could ever do this moment justice.”

We have so  many phrases that Colleen Hoover has given new meanings too

“I’ll take the Lake”

“I butterflying live you”

“Miles high Club”

We can add a new one to that list…

“Are you…booksting me?”

Booksting – Definition – “When a hot guy talks about books with a girl, it’s like sexting, but out loud an with books instead of sex.”

It sometimes it is just a  book, however,  this book, for me was real! As are most of Colleen Hoover’s books.

Once again- Colleen Hoover has enthralled, enraptured and absolutely amazed me with her story telling.  Another 5 ++++ star read for me.


Once again I have gone into a Colleen Hoover book blind. I am so glad I did!

What a beautiful story about two broken souls that come together and make each other whole.  I felt so many emotions from both characters, deep in the pit of my stomach, tears were shed, laughter was laughed there isn’t emotion Colleen Hoover didn’t have me feeling with this book.  Colleen has written an amazing story. This book will have you feeling Ben’s and Fallon’s anguish, pain and love as if it was your own. Their journey is unbelievable and epic.

Fallon has been through something so traumatic which has changed the course of her life. She’s planning to move to NYC. But before she leaves she has a dinner with her father who is totally against Fallon following her dreams. At this dinner she has her unexpected meeting  of Ben. Ben comes in after hearing all the terrible words Fallon father is spewing. He introduces himself has Fallon boyfriend. Could he be Fallon’s knight without the horse? Before Fallon leaves they make a decision to meet for the next 5 years on the same day but they can’t text, call or use social media has a way of communicating,

This book was a humorous read and is very different from anything that Colleen has written before.


To be honest, when I first read the synopsis of November Nine months back I wasn’t really that into it.  But, of course, when it showed up of my kindle I couldn’t be more stoked to get CoHo’s new book!  
As I began my journey through her tale of Fallon and Ben, however, I had never been more captivated and more enamored than with these two characters.  Everything about them separately was so gripping and completely phenomenal.  And when they came together, the butterflies in my stomach were uncontrollable!!  
 Not only has Colleen given me …READY FOR THIS… MY NEW FAVORITE COLLEEN HOOVER BOOK OF ALL TIME (And I’m Saying This Book MURDERS Every Other Book Our Queen Has Ever Written) But She has also given me a quote that I will live by for the rest of my life:
 “You’ll never be able to find yourself if you’re lost in someone else.
The wonderful thing about Colleen is that you never know what to expect from her.  I felt that this was once again something unlike she ahs ever written.  Her element of surprise is so beautiful and perfect and never gets old.  I don’t know how she does it.  She truly is stupendous in every way … as a writer… as a story teller… as a human.  Keep it up Colleen.  You’re a Role Model and Fab Writer!  Way to GOOOOOOO!!!!!!!  ON THIS  I genuinely thought that Losing Hope would be my FOREVER… But You’ve proved me wrong… I adore you!  XO

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Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.



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Release Week, Review & Giveaway ~~ Emeralds by KA Linde


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We are so excited to be participating in the Release Week Event for Emeralds by K.A. Linde. Take a sneak peek into the book below and make sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a signed set of the entire series (Diamonds, Gold and Emeralds)!

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Walking away from him was easy.

The first time at least.

Then he shows up late one night at Trihn’s ballet company, and all bets are off. Trihn knows that she should be careful. But when it comes to Preston Whitehall, she throws all her carefully constructed reasons for not dating out the window.

He’s cunning, charming, and hot as sin. And he knows exactly how to use those qualities to get what he wants. Soon, Trihn is dragged deeper and deeper into his rapidly intensifying whirlwind.

But where a storm is brewing…destruction and devastation follow.

Find out how Trihn goes from prodigy to party girl in this sexy full-length prequel to Platinum in the USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s All That Glitters series.



My opinion of Trihn. the ‘bitchy friend” of Bryna from Diamond’s and Gold wasn’t very favorable. But this prequel has given some insight to why she is so jaded.

KA Linde has given us at the back story to why Trihn is who she is and why she’s so jaded and bitchy!

Trihn allows herself to be overwhelmed and taken by Preston.  The sweet talking, good looking man.  She usually doesn’t allow herself to be taken into a lustful way but just this once, she is enthralled and goes against all she knows.  This decision just may change her life forever.

KA Linde has surprised me with this one.  Not at all what I was expecting and that’s why I loved it as much as I did!

Bring on Platinum!!!


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  1. Emeralds is primarily set in New York City. I went there for a weekend to do research for this book, and all of the places they go to (even if not specifically named) are real!
  2. Trihn is a ballerina at a dance studio in the city. Name changed from what it is in real life, but based off of the New York City ballet.
  3. I danced all forms of dance growing up and recently took up pole dancing. These are all centered around Trihn as she is a very accomplished dancer. All the moves she does in ballet or otherwise are real choreographed steps!
  4. This is the first book I’ve ever written in romance where the main character has an older sister.
  5. Trihn is basically the polar opposite of Bryna, the main character from Diamonds and Gold. She was really fun and difficult to write, because she is incredibly nuanced and has a personality that compartmentalizes her feelings and relationships depending on who she is with. I think that’s why Bryna and Trihn work as friends. Bryna holds Trihn up, and Trihn holds Bryna back. You’ll get to know Trihn so much more in this book and come to love her!




USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her husband and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.

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Slut by Jettie Woodruff





(The Twin Duo #2)
Jettie Woodruff


I thought losing my memory was the worst thing in the world. Forgetting
who you are, and where you came from was like driving on a road with
only right turns. All leading in the same direction. A direction I
wanted to avoid, a dark tunnel that I had to enter if I ever wanted
Losing my memory wasn’t the worst thing in the world.
Learning, who I was, and the secrets I had kept was way worse. The
unbearable pull and the passion we shared, mixed with the past that I
didn’t want to remember, created a whole new storm. The perfect storm of
two kinds of crazy. Stupid little fish.



(The Twin Duo #1)
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Woodruff is a lifelong writer, living in a pretend world since she was a
little girl. Jettie spent hours filling pages of spiral notebooks with a
number two pencil and a wild imagination. Her very first story was a
scifi of all things.
Jettie writes more along the lines of erotica
now. She likes to keep her readers on edge, and deliver a story that
will pull out every emotion possible. Writing on the edge of taboo and
dark, Jettie hopes to distribute an adventure you’ll not soon forget.
Married for twenty five years, raising two boys and one girl has left
lots of writing material. She has recently become a grandma to not one,
but two of the most beautiful little girls on planet earth.
Jettie also hates doing this bio. That’s all you get. She loves to read and write. What else is there? <3
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My review 3.75

Oh, what a tale of lies and deceit does Jettie Woodruff tell. You must read Suit before Slut (it’s a twin duo). This book was highly anticipated after the doozy of a cliffhanger in Suit, and Jettie was nice enough to not make us wait too long. (IMO if you’re going to leave us with a cliffy, this is how you do it)

As soon as Slut starts, we are full steam ahead, thrown right in where we left off. Details are unravelled and piece by piece we are shown how horrible Gabby and Paxton’s life are.

I had to be subjective with this book, and with Pax. In general, his preppy appearance and cocksure attitude didn’t do it for me, so I had to look at this from Gabby’s POV. I think often as a reader you want to throw yourself in their shoes, pretend it’s you, see how you would feel in situations. I can tell you every time Pax started to redeem himself, he screwed it all up again.

But as everything is unraveled, it becomes clear that Gabby and Pax are both equally messed up individuals.

I think Jettie shows utter brilliance in her ability to leave your heart racing with this story. She writes a suspenseful tale that will keep you planted in your seat, reading.

I did feel like this started off super fast and then after halfway through I started to be hot with far too many details. I wanted, no I needed to find out what was happening and I found myself wanting to skim some things so that I could get answers.

Overall these two books will take you places you might not feel comfortable, but you will be entranced.

Kerry’s 3.75 Star Review

Suit left us off with so many unanswered questions, secrets… We were all wondering who was it Gabriella or Lizzy? Will she gain her memory? Will will really get to know Paxton?

These are the answer we are all waiting to know. The secrets and lies, mutilation  through the whole story will have you on edge. We really did learn how they shared there past, why they hide the past. The couple showed us the love they have for their girls and would the love they shared be enough to get through the lies.

This is alittle different than what we except from Jettie it’s refreshing, humorous and yes she didn’t leave out the sizzling chemistry it wouldn’t be a Jettie book without it.  It’s well written and I read it in one sitting it kept me guessing the whole time.

I can’t wait for the novella maybe we will get more answers.


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Penelope Douglas, Corrupt

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Title: Corrupt
Author: Penelope Douglas
Genre: Dark | Erotica | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 17, 2015
Organized by: As the Pages Turn

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I was told that dreams were our heart’s desires. My nightmares, however, became my obsession.

His name is Michael Crist.

My boyfriend’s older brother is like that scary movie that you peek through your hand to watch. He is handsome, strong, and completely terrifying. The star of his college’s basketball team and now gone pro, he’s more concerned with the dirt on his shoe than me.

But I noticed him.

I saw him. I heard him. The things that he did, and the deeds that he hid…For years, I bit my nails, unable to look away.

Now, I’ve graduated high school and moved on to college, but I haven’t stopped watching Michael. He’s bad, and the dirt I’ve seen isn’t content to stay in my head anymore.

Because he’s finally noticed me.


Her name is Erika Fane, but everyone calls her Rika.

My brother’s girlfriend grew up hanging around my house and is always at our dinner table. She looks down when I enter a room and stills when I am close. I can always feel the fear rolling off of her, and while I haven’t had her body, I know that I have her mind. That’s all I really want anyway.

Until my brother leaves for the military, and I find Rika alone at college.

In my city.


The opportunity is too good to be true as well as the timing. Because you see, three years ago she put a few of my high school friends in prison, and now they’re out.

We’ve waited. We’ve been patient. And now every last one of her nightmares will come true.

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• • • Corrupt ~ Excerpt • • •

I turned and stalked off, taking a left down the hallway toward the elevator. The doors opened as soon as I pushed the button, and I stepped inside, trying to calm my racing heart.

They still intimidated me.

And excited me. And challenged me. And knotted me up.

I’d kind of wanted to go to a party but not with them.

The doors started closing, but just then a hand shot into the elevator, and I jumped, seeing the doors re-open. I sucked in a breath, staring wide-eyed as Michael reached in, grabbed my shirt by the collar with one hand, and pulled me out.

“Michael!” I shouted.

I stumbled into him, and before I knew what was happening, he grabbed my wrists and locked them behind my back, walking into me and forcing me backward, back down the hall toward the kitchen.

“Let me go!” I demanded, my lips brushing the tip of his chin.

“I don’t know, guys,” he teased over my head, “she still seems pretty fucking easy to push around. What do you think?”

Laughter greeted me as he forced me back into the living area.

Every muscle in my body was on fire, and the tips of my toes kept getting caught under his sneakers.

I twisted my body, trying to break his hold. “What the hell are you doing?”

I pushed against his chest and jerked my body to the left, tearing out of his hold with every muscle I could muster.

I stumbled, losing my balance, and fell backward, crashing to the floor. Pain shot through my ass, running down my legs as the fall knocked the wind out me.


Shooting my hands behind me, I pushed myself up and bent my knees, looking up at him as he advanced.

He stalked over and then stopped, towering over me. I immediately moved my hands and feet, crawling backward, away from him.

But then I felt something at my back, and I halted. I twisted my head, seeing a dark pant leg, and I didn’t know if it was Damon, Will, or Kai, but it didn’t matter. I was closed in.

Oh, no. I slowly raised my eyes, seeing Michael’s lips tilt in a devious smile. I stopped breathing, seeing him lower his body to the floor, planting his knees between my bent legs, and his hands at my sides.

My neck arched back as his face hovered over mine, but I tried to keep myself up as much as possible, no matter how close his body got.

“I thought you were one of us,” his whispered, his breath caressing my lips. “I thought you could play.”

I stilled, staring into his eyes.

You’re one of us now. Will had said that to me on that night so long ago.

Michael’s amber eyes searched mine and then dropped to my mouth, his breathing growing heavy as he stared at me like he was about to take a bite.

I wanted to cry. What the hell was going on?

Three years ago was nearly the happiest night of my life, and it quickly became the worst. And ever since then, Michael not only acted as if I didn’t exist, but also, at times, as if he wished I didn’t.

Now the guys were free, and they were all back together again. What did I have to do with any of this? What did he want with me?

“I don’t know this game,” I told him, barely audible.

He stared into my eyes, thinning his own as if studying me. “All you need to know,” he finally answered, “is that you can’t tap out.”

• • • About Penelope Douglas • • •

Penelope D

Penelope Douglas is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Fall Away series.

She dresses for autumn year round, loves anything lemon flavored, and believes there is too much blood in her Coca Cola stream. Or too much Coca Cola in her blood stream. Or…

You know what? It doesn’t matter. She loves Coke. Now you know.

She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and daughter.

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