Virtual Tour w/Review – Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Discover why Kelly Jamieson calls the Pilots Hockey series 
“fun and flirty, warm and sweet.”


Pilots Hockey #4
Sophia Henry
Releasing Oct 18th, 2016
The author of Delayed Penalty returns with the story of a free spirit who believes she’s found forever with a playboy on a singles cruise. Discover why Kelly Jamieson calls the Pilots Hockey series “fun and flirty, warm and sweet.” 
Kristen Katsaros wants a life full of adventure and laughter. After a difficult childhood, her motto is to live each day like it’s her last—because it just might be. So when Kristen’s parents send her on a post-grad singles cruise in the Caribbean to meet a Greek husband, she promptly hooks up with the hottest guy she’s ever met. Pasha’s decidedly not Greek, but Kristen gives him a pass because he’s got fun written all over his rock-hard abs.
Pavel Gribov, the cocky playboy of the Detroit Pilots hockey team, can score any girl he wants. But when a teammate drags him on a singles cruise, he can’t resist the chance to help out a drop-dead gorgeous damsel in distress by pretending to be her boyfriend. Before long, the fake fling turns intimate, fueled by something much deeper than lust.
Kristen and Pasha both agree to walk away once the cruise is over, but reality hits like a slap shot when Kristen finds out Pasha lied about everything. Just when she’s ready to start living again, the two stubborn survivors must decide if they can bear to lose the best thing that ever happened to either of them.

So, what’s your story?” I asked.


My story?” He lowered his head and gazed at me over his sunglasses.


My heart flittered fast, waiting for him to tell me to move or ask why I had chosen to sit next to him, given all the open seats surrounding the pool. But he didn’t.


Had I really chosen this spot because these were the only three empty chairs next to each other? I could have dragged another lounger next to two others.


You’re not Greek. I can tell that by your accent.” Under the ruse of trying to figure him out, I twisted my torso and leaned toward his chair. Subconsciously I relished the opportunity to study his features more closely. “So you can’t be one of the Detroit-area Greek singles I’m supposed to be hanging out with.”


I am. I came here with a friend.”


Who’s your friend?” I asked, tucking my hair behind my ears.


Blake Panikos.”


I didn’t recognize that name. And after spending the majority of my life around people in the Greek Orthodox community, I pretty much knew anyone close to my age, whether we went to the same church or not.


How do you know Blake?” I settled back into the lounge chair, flicking back a corner of the towel that had fallen onto my shoulder.


Adonis’s lip curled into a smirk. “Panikos worked with me when I lived in Detroit.”


Where do you live now?”


North Carolina.”


Really?” I sat up. “My best friend just moved to Charlotte.”


Charlotte. That is where I live.”


What a small world. She lives downtown, in the Avenue condos.” I paused to correct myself. “Well, I guess you guys call it uptown instead of downtown.”


Why did she move to Charlotte? Did she get a job there?” Adonis leaned sideways and picked up a plastic cup from the ground next to his chair. He took a sip of his drink.


No. She moved in with her fiancé. He’s a hockey player.”


Adonis didn’t respond, but he choked on his drink and diverted his eyes toward the pool.


His name’s Aleksandr Varenkov,” I added. “Do you know him?”


No,” he answered quickly, and adjusted his aviator sunglasses, which had slid down his nose. “I never heard of him. Maybe if I saw him, I’d know his face.”


If the Internet worked here, I’d show you a picture on my phone.”


The ship has Internet,” Adonis corrected me.


Yeah, but I can’t afford the hundred dollars a minute they charge to access it.” A hundred dollars a minute was only a slight exaggeration—the ship charged enough that I didn’t feel the need to waste my money. I’d wait until we docked somewhere with a restaurant or a bar that offered free Wi-Fi. “So what do you do?”


His gaze veered from my lips to my eyes before he answered. “I am a Pilot.”


Really? So you’re always traveling, eh? Do you love it?” I reached over and grabbed my water bottle off the tiny table next to my lounge chair.


I like to fly. To travel. It is, um, a good job for me.” Adonis took another swig from his drink, something clear with a cluster of crushed ice floating in it. “Where do you work?”


I leaned back in the chair and bent my knees slightly—perfect position to soak up the sizzling sunshine. “I’m the assistant to one of the owners of Motor City Bar Management. It’s a company that owns a group of bars around Detroit. I coordinate all the volunteers and employees for events that our bars host or sponsor.” I finished my water and set the empty bottle on the table.


What kind of events?”


Concerts. Bar crawls. Promotional events before games,” I said, rattling off a few of the things I’d helped plan recently.


Wonder if I’ve seen you around,” he said. “I go to a lot of concerts.”


Probably not,” I said. “I just started two months ago. Before that I was at Central State.”


Adonis’s eyes darted toward something behind me. “You like the party life?”


Sure. It’s fun right now while I’m young.” I wiggled my toes, watching the pink glitter polish sparkle in the sunlight. “My goal is to learn the ropes of event planning, then turn it into something more professional in a few years when I don’t want to be immersed in the bar scene anymore.”


Suddenly he sat up and swung his legs over the side of the chair, planting them on the ground facing me. Then he leaned close, his face inches from mine.


Was he going to kiss me?


My heart hammered, excited and eager to accept a kiss from this stranger. I licked my lips and closed my eyes. But instead of feeling his mouth on mine, I felt his breath against my face.


The guy you are trying to avoid is behind you,” he said.


My eyes flickered open. “Huh?”


The guy you ran from.” Adonis nodded. “He is behind you now.” He leaned back, resuming his original lazy, reclined position. Then he tilted his cup and drained his drink.


How did this guy already have my heart pounding and my mind begging for his lips on mine? I figured the salty ocean air must be permeating my brain and breaking down my common sense.

Unsportsmanlike Conduct (Pilots Hockey, #4)Unsportsmanlike Conduct by Sophia Henry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book # 4 in the Pilots Hockey series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. But, why miss out on such an amazing series if you don’t have to? For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading the series in order.

Kristen & Pavel meet on a singles only cruise. The bad news for Kristen is an old friend is stalking her with her parents permission. The good news is Pavel is there as well.

Pavel AKA Pasha, honestly wants to get to know Kristen better. He is just certain his past will come in between them and wipe any happiness out. Little does he know, Kristen has a secret that may do that all on it’s own……..

What a terrific series this is! This book was stunning and amazing all on its own. The characters pull you in almost immediately. The heat between them is so HOT! I had such a hard time putting this book down. Who needs dinner anyway? A good book is food for my soul.

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Sophia Henry, a proud Detroit native, fell in love with reading, writing, and hockey all before she became a teenager. She did not, however, fall in love with snow. So after graduating with a BS in English from Central Michigan University, she moved to the warmth of North Carolina for the remainder of her winters.

She spends her days writing books featuring hot, hockey-playing heroes. When she’s not writing, she’s chasing her two high-energy sons, watching her beloved Detroit Red Wings and rocking out at concerts with her husband.


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Release Day Blitz – Only You





Title: Only You

Author: Denise Grover Swank

On Sale: October 25, 2016

Series: The Bachelor Brotherhood, #1

Publisher: Forever

Mass Market: $6.99 USD

eBook: $3.99 USD

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The first book in a spin-off from Denise Grover Swank’s New York Times bestselling Wedding Pact series (The Wedding Pact, The Player, The Gambler, The Valentine)


Warm and funny, the first book in the Bachelor Brotherhood series reads like a great Hollywood rom-com.” –iBooks Best Books of June


Never say never…Romance isn’t an option for Holly Greenwood. With her wedding planner career on the line she needs to stay focused, and that means pleasing her demanding boss, not getting distracted by her mind-alteringly hot neighbor…


Ex-Marine Kevin Vandemeer craves normalcy. Instead, he has a broken-down old house in need of a match and some gasoline, a meddling family, and the uncanny ability to attract the world’s craziest women. At least that last one he can fix: he and his buddies have made a pact to swear off women, and this includes his sweetly sexy new neighbor.


After one hot night that looks a whole lot like a disaster in the light of day, Kevin and Holly are about to learn that true love doesn’t play by the rules…





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Kevin wasn’t sure why he was surprised Holly was here. She was a wedding planner, and from what he’d seen so far, she was a damn good one.


He’d been on his way out of the room, needing a breather from the noise and the chaos of the reception when he’d seen her at the table. He hadn’t planned on asking her to dance—hell, he hated to dance—but he’d been desperate for a reason to talk to her.


When he sat back down at the table, Tyler wore a smirk. “Crashed and burned, huh? I thought you were going to the bathroom to take a piss.”


I was. I just happened to run into a friend.”


Run into a friend, my ass. I thought we’d sworn off women. I’ve held up my end of the bachelor brotherhood. And let me add that I had no idea my balls could turn this blue.”


She’s a friend,” Kevin said, trying not to sound irritated and feed any more fuel to the fire.


She’s his neighbor,” Matt said, taking a sip of his beer, and giving Kevin a pointed look. “They’re friends.”


Tyler burst out laughing. “You got friend-zoned?”


No,” Kevin said slowly, picking up his drink, surprised Matt hadn’t told Tyler about the situation he’d stumbled upon. “I was the one who said I wanted to be friends.”


Why?” Tyler asked, watching Holly with a little more interest than Kevin liked. “She’s hot. Do you know if she’s seeing anyone?”


No.” Kevin’s irritation grew.


Tyler stood and adjusted his tie, a smirk lighting up his eyes. “Screw the brotherhood. I think I’ll go over and introduce myself.”


Kevin was up in a flash. “I don’t think so.”


Why not?” he looked surprised. “She looks like she’d be worth a short break from my hiatus from women.”


Kevin stepped in front of his path, his jaw set. “Because you’re a prick who will use her and toss her aside and she deserves a helluva lot better than that.”


Matt was up in an instant, grabbing Kevin’s arm. “Why don’t we get some air?”


You like her,” Tyler said, slack jawed.


Of course he likes her,” Matt said. “For someone so smart, sometimes you’re an idiot.”


In my defense,” Tyler said. “He said they were friends.”


Okay,” Matt said slowly. “When was the last time you convinced a woman to be just a friend?”




I rest my case, counselor.”


Tyler sat back down, and Matt tugged on Kevin’s sleeve to get him to join them.


I can’t believe you didn’t last even a single week,” Tyler said.


He didn’t last a single day,” Matt told him. “He slept with her the night after our agreement to remain single.”


Tyler burst out laughing. “For a tough-ass former Marine, I expected you to be the last holdout, man. At least a week or two.”





Only You (Bachelor Brotherhood #1)Only You by Denise Grover Swank
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Holly has a new neighbor. He is sexy and sweet. Surprisingly, she wants to get to know him better. Until she finds out what could happen.

Kevin comes home to so many surprises. Bad things come in threes, right? Between the house, the mom, and the job, what is a guy to do? Well for right now, getting to know his new neighbor sounds about right.

Such a sassy and sweet story. The characters both have their hangups and their secrets. For good reasons. The give and take is compelling and draws the reader in. Plenty of surprises in store.

***This ARC provided by Netgalley and its publisher in exchange for an honest review only.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese, which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period. Her hobbies include witty (in her own mind) Facebook comments and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.) Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks. She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.


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Blog Tour w/Review – The Billionaire Next Door






Author: Jessica Lemmon

Series: Billionaire Bad Boys, #2

On Sale: October 25, 2016

Publisher: Forever

Mass Market: $5.99 USD

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It’s Tag Crane’s job to be the life of the party. Traveling from one exotic locale to another is just part of running the luxurious Crane Hotel empire. But even paradise isn’t perfect. Devising a new business strategy is keeping Tag up at night-and so is the Great Dane barking at all hours in the apartment below his. To muzzle the problem, Tag charges downstairs . . . right into the most beautiful, blond distraction he’s ever seen.


Dog-sitting by day, bartending by night. It’s not exactly the life Rachel Foster dreamed of. But when Tag Crane rushes in, all mountain-man shoulders and obscenely sexy smile, needing her help for the Crane Hotels, it’s a fantasy come true. What’s the harm in a fun no-strings fling? Only a fool would give her heart to a billionaire player like Tag-until suddenly the one man who can’t be caught is the one flirting with forever . . .




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Why is it you look like you’re thinking something sinister?” he asked, that eyebrow arcing higher. “And don’t lie to me, Dimples. I have a sixth sense.” She watched his slow smile, white teeth appearing as his trimmed beard parted. Her nether regions buzzed like she’d sat on a vibrating phone.


I’m surprised . . .” she started, feeling daring. Must be the Kona coffee.




Because I expected you to induct me into the Mile High Club by now. This is my first private flight.” She looked at him through her lashes, her coy smile in place.


Tag wore an all-out grin, which made her inordinately pleased. Where she was concerned, he wasn’t immune. And she liked that. A lot.


Excuse me.” Smoothly, he shut his laptop, stood, and walked from cabin to cockpit.


Okay. That was interesting. She hadn’t expected him to leave. Maybe she didn’t have the same power over him as he had over her.


She turned to look out the window, but the nighttime landscape was nothing but blackness. She imagined a sea of clouds and blue skies once the sun rose, anticipating being someplace where the high was above freezing. She wondered what the temperature was on—


Let’s go.” Her hand was snatched a moment later as Tag pulled her out of her seat and led her to the bedroom.


Wait,” she said through her laughter as she hustled after him. “What are you doing?”


In the bedroom, he released her, closed the door, and whipped off his shirt. She gasped, her eyes eating up his tanned muscles and bulky arms.


Making you a member.” He caught the back of her head in his hand and kissed her. She melted beneath his touch. She was hopelessly attracted to him. Just an absolute goner.


When she caught a breath of air, she said, “Where did you go?”


Told the pilot to take the long way.”


There’s a longer way to Hawaii?”


There is now.”




The Billionaire Next Door (Billionaire Bad Boys #2)The Billionaire Next Door by Jessica Lemmon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the 2nd book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. It may contain spoilers for those who have not read this series in order.

Rachel has been hurt by an ex who didn’t care enough about her. Tag has no plans to care about anyone. Together, they are so hot they are nearly combustible.

Tag wants someone to care for. Rachel does not want to get involved with an obvious player. She is not ready for the feelings she and Tag are starting to feel.

This series is just amazing. Really… and this book was a perfect addition. The heat nearly seared the pages off – so you have been warned – this book is HOT! I loved the character development we see. I loved the sparks that were flying. This story is a just a great read.

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The Billionaire Bachelor, #1

The Billionaire Next Door, #2

The Bastard Billionaire, #3


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  1. Can you give us a little insight into Rachel and Tag and what you think are their best qualities?

Oh, I love this question!


Rachel is careful. She’s untrusting thanks to a lying, conniving ex-boyfriend, and, thanks to an outburst at work to confront him, finds herself out of her marketing job and working as a fulltime bartender/part-time pet sitter. Her best quality has to be her friendship. Rachel is a friend you’d want to have—she’s there for you, and she’s incredibly loyal which is why her ex’s manipulation hurt her so deeply.


Tag’s best quality is his laid-back, supportive persona. He comes off as this playful, fun-loving type, which he is, but he’s also a hard worker and knows better than to take himself too seriously. When Rachel and Tag get together, her loyalty and his ability to let her shine combine for some hot fireworks.


  1. What was the most challenging part of writing THE BILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR?

Letting Rachel say NO to Tag! I mean the guy is a drop-dead gorgeous billionaire who wants to provide anything and everything for Rachel. Who wouldn’t want to be pampered?! Rachel is working hard not to rely on a man, so she continues turning down his money and his offers. He does get her to comply, (finally!). Rachel deserves to be treated well, so it was fun to write the scenes where she lets go—both in the bedroom and out. *saucy wink*


  1. Where can readers find out more about your books and news on what’s coming soon?

The best place to learn about my books is my website ( I keep it updated with fun banners, behind the scenes posts and photos, and occasionally do a blog giveaway. My monthly newsletter is also lots of fun. You can see a sample newsletter here [] and you can sign up for the monthly inbox treat here [].


  1. What was your favorite part of the book?

When Tag points out that he knows Rachel is staring at him. He interrupts their discussion with a “Like what you see?” then says my favorite line EVER. “Touch me.” (Le swoon!)


  1. Who was your favorite character to write?

Tag Crane! He was constantly blurting out things I had no idea he’d say, and he was this interesting mix of brash and cocky, playful and fun. He was also adorably clueless at times—ladies, you know what I’m talking about here. You can’t help but like him, and fall for him. Rachel never stood a chance.


  1. Who inspired the characters in this book?

Tag: Brock O’Hurn – if you don’t know him, get to know him. YUM.

Rachel: A mix of a few photos. She was more in my head.

You can check out the pinterest board that inspired my book by clicking here [].


  1. What do you hope readers will take away from reading THE BILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR?

Laughs and Luxury. Readers can indulge in a much-needed break since this book is the ultimate fantasy: a billionaire bad boy for a date to Hawaii! Early reviewers rave that THE BILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR is “hilarious” and “laugh out loud funny” which is so awesome to hear. I laughed a lot while I wrote the dialog.


  1. Describe THE BILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR In 5 words?

  • Fun

  • Sexy

  • Heartwarming

  • Hilarious

  • Indulgent




A former job-hopper, Jessica Lemmon resides in Ohio with her husband and rescue dog. She holds a degree in graphic design currently gathering dust in an impressive frame. When she’s not writing super-sexy heroes, she can be found cooking, drawing, drinking coffee (okay, wine), and eating potato chips. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want.


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Release Day Blast – Tempted By A Touch



I am thrilled to be celebrating the release of an amazing romantic suspense read! Tempted by a Touch by Kris Rafferty immediately throws you into the action, and the ride is a total rush. You won’t be able to keep yourself from reading from beginning to end in one sitting.

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About Tempted by a Touch:


People keep dying around Harper MacLain. Try as she might, she can’t stop bad things from happening to those she loves. When her closely guarded secret lands her in the middle of her ex-boyfriend’s investigation, she’s in over her head. She hates that Detective Lucas Sullivan is in her life again, tempting her to fall back into bad habits…and his bed.


When Harper left him, Lucas tried not to care, burying himself in his job instead. Then Harper became the job. Now they’re on the run, and all he can think about is keeping her safe…and his hands off her. Lucas knows she’s the key to solving his case, if he can keep them alive long enough to do it. And that’s the trick…because falling in love can kill you.

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Series Order:

Book #1 Betrayed by a Kiss

Book #2 Tempted by a Touch


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Kris Rafferty was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After earning a Bachelor’s in Arts from the University of Massachusetts/ Boston, she married her college sweetheart, traveled the country and wrote books.  Three children and a Pomeranian/Shih Tzu mutt later, she spends her days devoting her life to her family and her craft.


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Release Tour – Sweet Girl

Title: Sweet Girl
Series: The Sweetest Thing #2
Author: Sierra Hill
Genre: New Adult/College Sports
Published: October 18, 2016
I’ve always lived in the shadows of my athletic older brother and my charismatic twin sister. And that’s okay by me. I don’t mind being known as the shy wallflower. The gawky geek. The sweet, virginal girl. Well, that’s one label I’ve been trying to shed since starting my freshman year in college this year. The thing is, no one’s ever looked twice at me.
Until I met Van Gerard.
He notices me. He looks at me and seems to like what he sees. He understands and listens to me. He’s become a great friend. The problem is, I don’t want him as a friend.
I want more.
But my brother – along with a state line between us, and oh yeah, Van’s long-time girlfriend – are just a few complications getting in the way of what I want.
I thought my senior year in college would be the best time of my life. I’m a starter on a Pac-12 basketball team, set to graduate with a degree in Finance. I have a girlfriend whom I’d planned to start a future with. I thought my life was already mapped out.
But then the bottom dropped out with a confession I never expected to hear, from the girl I thought I knew.
I thought wrong.
Luckily for me, Kylah Griffin was there to break my fall. She’s the best thing this year has given me. She’s helped me through a devastating blow that could have sent me reeling.
I know she wants more, but I’m not sure I can give it. Now that I’ve been burned, I don’t think I can go there again. Kylah’s not a hook-up, and she’s definitely not a rebound. She’s a sweet girl who deserves more than to be friend-zoned.
If only things weren’t so complicated.

Since writing and publishing her first book in 2014, Sierra Hill has found her creative passion in writing about the fictional characters that live in her brain, who are constantly shouting for their own love stories to be told. 
Sierra frequently indulges in what some might consider to be an unhealthy dose of reading, dark chocolate candy, and way too much coffee. She hates cold weather, and frequently finds herself traveling around the country to see her favorite live musicians in concert.
Sierra resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of twenty years and her long-haired, German Shepherd. She is currently working on her next book.


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Blog Tour w/Review – Tempting Tristan

Looking for your next sexy M/M romance?


A M/M Contemporary Romance
Harborside Nights #3
Melissa Foster
Releasing Oct 19th, 2016
World Literary Press


Fresh off the heels of yet another bad relationship, Tristan Brewer is taking a break from men to try and figure out where he keeps going wrong. He knows his biggest fault—he leads with his heart, not his head—and that’s never going to change. But after several introspective weeks, he’s beginning to get a handle on things. That is, until badass heartthrob Alex Wells walks into his bar…
Alex has spent eight years in the Army, months in a hospital bed, and far too long hiding his sexual identity. He’s guilt-ridden, damaged, pissed off, and up for a Silver Star—for the incident that nearly cost him his life, and kept him from his grandmother’s funeral. But all he wants to do is forget his stint with the institution that allows but doesn’t necessarily accept, and live the life he’s always dreamed of.


The chemistry between Tristan and Alex ignites from the moment they meet, and the more time they spend together the hotter the flames become. But the closer Tristan gets, the more Alex’s walls go up, and when the two walk onto a military base, Tristan finds out Alex’s physical scars aren’t the ones that run the deepest.

Can I ask you something? You don’t have to answer.”

Tristan shrugs. “Have at it.”

“Why were you taking a break? I get that your ex was a prick, but is there more to it?”

He looks down the street, across the street, and then his hand cruises through his hair as it has so often that I’ve already come to expect it when he’s nervous.

“Ian was a prick, but the rest is going to make me sound like a pussy,” he admits.

“I’ve only known you a day, and I already know nothing can make you sound like a pussy.”

He meets my gaze, and his jaw tightens. He lifts his chin and I recognize the struggle between feeling proud and worrying about looking weak. I fight that battle on a daily basis.

“I give away my heart too easily, and I end up getting hurt.”

His eyes never leave mine, and that trust, that confidence, is the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen.

“I was right. Nothing can make you sound like a pussy.” I slide my hand to the hard ridge of his jaw and lean in closer. “I’ve never given my heart away. That makes you braver than me.”



Tempting Tristan: Tristan Brewer (Harborside Nights)Tempting Tristan: Tristan Brewer by Melissa Foster
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book #3 in the Harborside Nights series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. Since it may contain spoilers, I recommend reading the series in order.

Tristan & Alex meet, and it is not by chance. Tristan is taking a break from men, though. He is seriously attracted to Alex, and the feeling it mutual. Will he take a chance?

Alex being just back from the military, trying to start the next part of his life goes looking for Tristan. He has heard so much about him he already knows him. After meeting him, he is convinced it was right.

This series is has such a cast of characters. They are all so amazing. This book was full of several, and it made it just like home. The story is really rich with heart, heat & fun. I was pleased with being able to laugh and cry. I cannot wait to hear about these guys in future books.

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, perfect beach reads, and always family oriented. 


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Release Day Blast – Three Simple Rules



I am so excited to be celebrating the release of Three Simple Words by A.J. Pine! Three Simple Words is the perfect addition to the Kingston Ale House series, and the perfect nod to romance readers and the community in general! Get your copy of this romantic and sexy read today!






She’s holding out for a happy ever after.


Annie I know where to find my happily ever after—between the pages of a romance novel. It’s why I sell books, why I blog about them, and why I’ll never get disappointed by love. So what if my brother’s best friend from high school is now a bestselling author? Or that he just blew back into town on a Harley, filling out a pair of jeans like he never did before? Or that he’s agreed to do a signing at my bookstore on such short notice? Because despite all his adoring female fans, I kind of hated his book.


Wes The last time I saw Annie Denning, she was a senior in high school, three years older than me and way out of my league. Now I’m her last-minute date to a wedding, and what started as a night of pure fun has turned into something more real than either of us anticipated. Annie is my muse. When I’m with her, my writer’s block fades away, and the words finally flow. The only problem? She wants the fairy tale—her very own happily ever after—and anyone who’s read my book knows the truth. I just don’t believe they exist.


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Each book in the Kingston Ale House series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. 


The Kingston Ale House novels by author A.J. Pine:

Book one: The One That Got Away

Book two: Six Month Rule

Book three: Three Simple Words



About A.J. Pine:


AJ Pine writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry—she’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, AJ has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality–romance. Naturally, the books she writes have the same. When she’s not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there’s online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes). And a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires, superheroes, and a certain high-functioning sociopath detective. You’ll also find her hanging with her family in the Chicago ‘burbs. AJ Pine is the author of the If Only series, the Only You series, and the current Kingston Ale House series.


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Preorder Blast – Rule Breaker



We’re thrilled to bring you pre-order news of Kat & Stone Bastion’s exciting new adult, multicultural, surfing romance RULE BREAKER. PLUS be sure to visit, like, and comment on Mase’s Facebook page: Mase on Maui – Stone is posting as Mase and randomly choosing one commenter each week to win a $10 gift card.

RULE BREAKER is set to release November 7, 2016!


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Pre-order Your Copy… $2.99 TodayReleases 11.07.16 at $4.99

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Kobo pre-order will be up soon, Nook goes live by release day.


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Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations

Image provided by: Love N. Books

Photographer: Made by MK

Model: Jase Dean

Genre: New Adult Romance / Sports Romance / Multicultural and Interracial


Racial Tensions Flare as Hot as the Passion in RULE BREAKER, a Modern-day Romeo and Juliet Story


Leilani Kealoha wants to be set free. Of family expectations. Of generations of prejudice. Chafing at rules made by the proud Hawaiian men in her family, she yearns to discover herself and hungers to explore the world. Her adventuresome heart? Longs for something even greater, deeper. The last thing she expects is an East Coast haole surfer to hold the key to everything.


Mason Price is done walking his parents’ path. Done with social acceptance—with cold politics. On a surfing quest to reinvent himself, Mase finds an exotic beauty standing on his towel. But it’s her feisty bargaining that catches him off guard. When he challenges her with a “Truth or Shots” drinking game, she unwittingly reveals more than she’d intended about herself…and him. The raw truth stuns him: She’s suffered like he has, is lost like he is—keeps secrets like he does. But will young love and shared situations be enough to conquer racial and cultural divides? Lines in the sand…were meant to be crossed. ***RULE BREAKER is a standalone, full-length new adult romance told in dual POV. Due to mature themes and adult language, this book is for those 18 and older.***



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About Kat & Stone Bastion:


Kat Bastion won several awards for her bestselling debut novel Forged in Dreams and Magick.


Kat and Stone Bastion’s bestselling first novel No Weddings and the No Weddings series were named Best of 2014 by multiple romance review blogs. When not defining love and redemption through scribed words, they enjoy spending their time mountain biking and hiking in the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona.


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