Saturday, December 14, 2019

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Hawk by Heidi McLaughlin

Hawk
Heidi McLaughlin
(The Boys of Summer #2)
Publication date: December 10th 2019
Genres: Adult, Romance, Sports

It’s another season of Renegade baseball and, as they say, the boys are back in town. All except for all-star pitcher, Hawk Sinclair, who has returned to his hometown and back to the ranch he grew up on to rehab after shoulder surgery.
Real estate agent, Bellamy Patrick, feels like she’s failing at being a single mom. Her son is having a hard time fitting in and she’s hoping that playing baseball will be the answer. When he doesn’t make the team, she’s willing to do anything to help him… except that! And that’s exactly what the little league coach expects.
When Hawk’s asked to coach a team of misfit kids, he balks…until he sees how the program is run and how boys are left out. That’s when he knows he has no choice but to do the right thing and turn these boys into the players he knows they can be.
I finally give up on the overgrown weeds and head into my house to clean up and make dinner. The options are limited and the longer I stand in my kitchen with the refrigerator door open, the more I realize that I need to spend some serious time walking the aisles of the grocery store to restock everything.
“Dinner out it is,” I say to myself. I think tonight calls for pizza. Downtown has a great place called The Depot. It’s family friendly and Chase loves their pizza because it’s not heavy on the sauce. I prefer their white pizza with pesto, chicken and broccoli, which I know Chase won’t touch. The Depot always has an arcade, all you can eat soft serve, and a great salad bar. It’s the perfect way to end the night.
When I hear Chase in the garage, I open the door and greet him. He’s still smiling and it’s the best sight ever. “Good day?”
“Great day,” he replies as he comes into the kitchen. He sets his glove down on the table and sighs happily. “I made friends today.”
“You certainly did, bud. Why don’t you go wash up and we’ll go out for pizza?” He nods in agreement and takes off down the hall. I will never understand why life has to be so hard. The boys he was with earlier are in his class, in our neighborhood. They see each other every day in school and on the playground. But, it’s people like Brett Larsen who put this divide between the kids and the adults, who makes it seem like if you don’t follow his path, you don’t belong.
I want to belong.
I want my son to belong.
I’m ready to go when Chase comes out of the bedroom with clean clothes on. The dirt smudges on his face were cute, but I’m happy he washed them off. All the way into town, he prattles on about Hawk and how cool he is and how he can’t wait to see him again tomorrow. Technically, I could see him to tomorrow too, or at least talk to him if I find out the asking price on the land. Surprisingly, the thought of speaking to him elates me, and I know it’s because I want to thank him for spending time with my son.
Once we’re parked, Chase is leading the way into the restaurant. He tells the hostess that we need a table for two and follows behind her to our seats. The confidence he’s showing is new, and I like it a lot.
“Hey, Mr. Sinclair!” Chase yells out as we’re making our way to our table. My steps falter as Hawk’s eyes meet mine. He smiles and my lady bits jump for freaking joy. I try to smile back, but by the look on his face, I guess I must be more grimacing than smiling because he looks embarrassed.
“Hi, Chase. It’s good to see you again.”
“This is my mom,” my son says, pointing toward me.
“Chase, I met Mr. Sinclair this morning. He was riding a horse.” He was riding a horse . . . What the hell is wrong with me? Did I suddenly turn into Baby from Dirty Dancing with her whole, “I carried a watermelon” line?

Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of The Beaumont Series, The Boys of Summer, and The Archers.
Originally, from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband, two daughters, and their three dogs.
In 2012, Heidi turned her passion for reading into a full-fledged literary career, writing over twenty novels, including the acclaimed Forever My Girl.
When writing isn't occupying her time, you can find her sitting courtside at either of her daughters' basketball games.
Heidi's first novel, Forever My Girl, has been adapted into a motion picture with LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe, and opened in theaters on January 19, 2018, and is now available on DVD & Digital.


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Friday, December 13, 2019

Blog Tour: Best Man by Katy Evans

Best Man by Katy Evans
Release Date: December 10, 2019
Best Man, a brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author, Katy Evans.

When the wedding of your dreams is just around the corner, everything needs to go as planned. Only problem is, the groom didn’t get the memo.

Aaron forgot the rings, and Lia is determined to make the long drive home to get them in time for their “I do’s.”
But there’s a catch. There always is with Aaron, isn’t there?
Aaron is too hungover to come, and sends a replacement.
The best man.
Miles Foster. The cocky, arrogant, sexy best man…and the last person Lia wants to be trapped in a car with for hours.
But Aaron insists, and Lia wonders if there’s another reason Aaron wants Miles tagging along--aside from sticking her with a hot, surly babysitter.
Yet how bad can it be? It’ll be over before she knows it, and she’ll never see him again. Just like in college.
But when secrets are revealed, and Lia's whole world is turned upside down, she realizes she's been living a lie--and so has her groom.
Miles is supposed to be the best man at her wedding.
But what if he is simply the best man she has ever known? The best man for her?
The dress is a strapless Carolina Herrera, with layers and layers of whisper-thin organza. It blows my budget and the “less is more” mantra out of the water, but like Eva said the day we bought it in downtown Denver, when you know, you know. The locale is the sumptuous Midnight Lodge, nestled in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, every tiny detail of the place costing my father more than an entire year of his salary. The twenty-three members of the bridal party are assembled. It’s the scene of every little girl’s fairytale fantasy.

My fantasy.

At least, the one I’d been harboring up until today, when everything changed.

Eva smiles at me. “Ready to make your dreams come true?”

I stare at myself in the mirror. I look like Cinderella, if the wicked stepmother had just materialized at the castle on Cinderella’s wedding day and gunned down Prince Charming in cold blood. I’m also about three minutes away from losing the mimosa I’d polished off earlier that morning at breakneck speed. I go to chew on my nails but then I remember Eva painted them, and the last thing I want is for him to see the chips.

He notices things like that. He’s an observer.

And I want to be perfect for him.

Him.

The wrong him.

Oh, god.

I go to chew on my lip, but I can’t do that because they’ve been lacquered with bubble-gum pink gloss, and he’d probably notice if I got it on my teeth, too. All my normal ways of freaking out are off limits.

This is the day of my dreams, the day I’ve planned to the letter, just so I could avoid any potential calamities that might make me freak out.

But I am freaking out. Oh, lordy, am I ever. I’ve been waiting my whole life for this day. This perfect day, where the sun is shining, the snow is melting, birds are singing, and the sky is the deepest blue I’ve ever seen.

But there’s a problem.

A problem in the form of a pretentious, bearded, six-foot-three wall of hot man flesh who stalks around hating the world and thinking he’s better than everyone in it.

My fiancé’s best friend. The best man, Miles Foster.

This is all his fault.

“You okay?” Eva asks.

“I am,” I insist, pushing the infernal veil out of my face for the thousandth time. “This dress is itchy as hell.”

I stand and pluck the dress up under my armpits, hoisting it over my boobs. I try to take a step but…too much fabric, in all directions. It’s a wonder I don’t drown in this sea. In this sea, or in this mess I’ve created for myself. I sit back down on the vanity stool and pout. “I’m stuck.”

In more ways than one.

She gathers handfuls of too much organza and helps me up, depositing the pile of fabric safely in my wake. I shuffle to the full-length mirror and glance at myself. I don’t look like a bride, or even a fairytale princess. I look like a prisoner who just got her death sentence. “It’s too loose,” I whine. I never had much of a rack, and now it’s super obvious. Why did I decide to go strapless again? “I think I must’ve lost some boobage during my diet. What if the top of my dress falls down while I’m walking up the aisle?”

Eva smirks. “I’m sure Aaron’ll love the show.”

The thought makes the mimosa turn in my stomach. I used to live for what Aaron thought. Whenever I had a choice to make on something, be it a new movie coming out, or a sweater at the mall, or a new hair style, I’d think, Would Aaron like this? But I realize, as she says his name, that it doesn’t matter to me in the slightest what Aaron thinks. The only opinion I care about now is that of the man who will be standing precisely two feet to my husband-to-be’s left.

I am such an idiot.

In less than fifteen minutes, I will be marching down the stone steps outside the Midnight Lodge to a picturesque gazebo at the foot of the hills, on the arm of my father, who has socked his entire life’s savings into making this day picture perfect for his only daughter. I will take the hand of the man I’ve been attached at the hip to for over five years, ever since I met him in a dank frat cellar when I was a wide-eyed little college freshman. I will join with this man—this man I’ve spent all of my adult life with—in holy matrimony, ’til death us do part.

I will become Mrs. Aaron Eberhart.

But I know I’ll be looking past my husband-to-be to the man who, up until twelve hours ago, I’d thought I hated. Miles Foster.

And I will be wondering What if…

I wish choosing a husband was as simple as choosing a dress.

When you know, you know.

I did know, or I thought I did. Up until twelve hours ago, I thought Aaron Eberhart was my true soul mate, the one I’d happily spend the rest of my life with. That’s when things took an unexpected turn.

Right now? I don’t even know my own name.

And I have a feeling I might be making a huge mistake.
I love Katy Evan's books and this book was no different it was a quick sexy angsty read. I would give it a huge 4 stars and highly recommend to others.

Dahlia aka Lia is about to embark on something she has wanted her whole life... her dream wedding... but is it really a dream wedding with everything seems to be falling apart 2 days before the wedding? Oh and maybe she isn't marrying the man of her dreams either. But maybe just maybe the best man for her is literally he best-man?

Miles has distanced himself from his bestfriend for reasons he struggles and harbors every day but when he is getting married he will step up to the plate, and when his best friend forgets the rings back at home hours away Miles will go along but not with Aaron but with Lia.... Old memories will be surface and his reasoning's for staying away will come to surface and Lia will have a choice to make... will she choose the best man for her?


Get to one clicking you don't wanna miss this one.

Holy Hotness!! I absolutely loved this book. From feelings of inadequacy, perfectionism, misunderstandings, fulfilling expectations and settlement to off the charts attraction. There were so many times I wanted to yell at these characters as quickly as I wanted to cry in frustration.

Dahlia (Lia) is going to be married. She's been with Aaron for 5 years. And the only thing that could throw her mood off is the best man, Miles Foster. There once was something there between the two of them but that shipped has long since sailed... or has it.

When Aaron forgets the wedding rings, In a need to make this wedding perfect, Lia needs to run home to grab them with Miles as company. On their way back they get stranded. the more time they spend together the more misunderstandings are resolved.

So could the best man really be the best man for Lia? You definitely will need to one click to find out.

Katy Evans has another winner! Best Man is emotional, steamy, well-written, and filled with a cast of characters that you will fall in love with. There were a few times when I anxiously awaited to see what would happen and kept turning the pages. This book will not disappoint! 

4.5 stars, and this book needs to be one-clicked! If you like a little angst, a lot of romance and steam, emotions, and amazing characters, you need to read this book yourself! 
Lia is about to have the wedding of her dreams with Aaron. Only catch- Aaron's best friend and best man, Miles, will be there. Lia hooked up with Miles once in college. They can barely stand to be in the same room together now. 

When Lia discovers that Aaron forgot the rings, she and Miles must race against a snowstorm to get them. This leads to many revelations while they are stranded. 


Can Lia figure out her complicated feelings before it is too late? One click to read this sweet, complicated tale. I couldn't put it down!

Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

Release Blitz: Fighting Demon by Colbie Kay

FIGHTING DEMON
Series: Satan's Sinners MC (Book 10)
Author: Colbie Kay
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Model: Victorio Piva
Designer: T.E. Black with T.E. Black Designs
Release Date: December 13, 2019
Genre: MC/Contemporary/Suspense Romance


Dancer- 
My name is Dancer, and I'm the one with the weird yellow eyes. I've bartended at Stilettos for eight years now, and I'm trusted by not only Hacker but the rest of his MC brothers and their Ol' Ladies. Now that I've gained that trust, it's decision time. Everything they thought they knew about me was a lie. I've danced with the devil, and he's going to make me pay. 


Demon- 
I've killed more men than I can count, and blood is my obsession. The sight of crimson running and the metallic taste keeps me craving more. Nothing or no one has ever come close to replacing that obsession except for Dancer. One taste from her, and I can't stop. 


Everyone has secrets that will eventually come to light, and when Dancer's are revealed, I'm brought to my knees. A decision has to be made, and when the time comes, whose life will be lost?
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Satan’s Sinners MC Series
City Lights
Quiet Country
Night Sky
Returning Home
Changing Lanes
Runaway Love
Finding Hope
Fate's Falling
Tink's Salvation

The Betrayed (A Rocker Series)
Saving Dawson with novella Saving Grace
Surviving Colton

Georgia Peaches Series 
(Co-Written with Chianti Summers)
Sweet Southern Secrets
Sweet Southern Satisfaction
Sweet Southern Summer

Cobras MC Series
Double Crossed

Scentsations Series:
Lily: Book 4

Assassin's Love Series
Tainted Souls

Wishing in the Dark
Colbie Kay always had a love for reading and wanted to pursue writing. In 2015 she made that dream come true when she published her first book. Since then she has become a stay-at-home mom, writing full-time and bringing her passion to life through the words she creates.

The most fulfilling part of being an author for Colbie is to take readers into a fantasy world between the pages of her books. Becoming an author has also given her the opportunity to fill another passion of hers, which is traveling. She loves being able to attend book signings and meeting everyone that shares her love of books.

Colbie has many more stories to share with you, so be sure to connect with her and keep up with what is coming next.

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Havoc by Katie Bonham

Havoc
Series: Deadly Women, Bk 2
(Standalone)
Release: 20 January 2020
Author: Kate Bonham
Cover Design by: Lou Gray of Gray Global Creations

Havoc
/ˈhavək/
verb
ARCHAIC
  1. lay waste to; devastate.

He sent me away to be killed.
But I outsmarted him, and now his allies are mine.
It’s time to claim my rightful place as head of the crime family.
But his closest associates stand in my way.
Try and take it from me...
We’ll see who’s still standing at the end.



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Amazon Bestselling Author Kate grew up in Western Sydney, Australia, hoping to one day have a pet dragon and castle to roam around in. Then the Khaleesi stole her life and she was forced to reinvent herself.
It was around the age of 15 when she really thought she could make it as a writer, and after course after course on different writing styles, she finally gulped down her fear and pursued independent publishing.
When she's not writing, she's spending time with her boyfriend and their zoo of pets that include snakes, a tarantula, bearded dragons, blue tongue skinks, a cunningham's skink, scorpions, turtle, axolotl and 2 noisy cockatiels.