Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Book Blast, Review and Giveaway: The Thirst Trap by Zachary Ryan


Thirst Trap
Zachary Ryan
Published by: Kingston Publishing Company
Publication date: November 4th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance

Tragedy comes in all forms, and you never know how you’ll deal with it. Four friends have all dealt with their fair share of struggles. Dillion, an aspiring writer with writers block because of his brothers sudden death, Jesse the emotional stunted drink thanks to his boyfriend’s suicide, Ivan the abused victim just looking for a place to call home, and Leo the stubborn romantic trying to get his friends to open up, while keeping his issues close to his chest. 
With these four friends, they avoid all their elephants in the room like a death card agreement between Dillion and Jesse, Ivan completely hoping his abusive lover with change or even Leo focusing on his friends problems instead of his own. Can these four friends learn to embrace and accept their own tragedy or will they be stuck in the past? 
Thirst Trap is a humorous coming of age novel dealing with sexuality, tragedy, substance abuse, and the most beautiful insane friendships.
Four friends, who are all dealing (or not) with their own demons and issues, stumbling through life. The Thirst Trap wasn't what I expected. The blurb caught my interest, and I was more than a little intrigued by the dynamic and storyline. Would it be too busy with four main characters? Would it be cheesy? Would the characters need more development? These were just some of the questions I asked, and I have to say, no to all of them. It's about four friends who have their own baggage that they are carrying around and need to deal with, but each character is great and I didn't find them lacking. They are developed really well. So is the story. It was enjoyable, engrossing, emotional (be prepared), and I had a hard time putting it down. Each character has their time in the spotlight, and no one overshadows another. It's a story about growing up, coming of age, and so much more. You have to read this one for yourself. One-click 4 stars! 
Zachary Ryan grew up in a black-and-white box in Maryland, before moving to Chicago to start a new life. There, he found that he was accepted for his misfit status–and learned that it’s perfectly normal to spend your twenties feeling lost and confused.
After a disastrous sexual encounter, Ryan stumbled on a group of true friends, or “soul cluster,” that he connected with. Through his writing, he hopes to help other broken souls out there find comfort amid the chaos.

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Blog Tour and Review: Frenemies by Emma Hart

There are some things you just have to deal with.
Like your hot as hell college booty call moving in next door with his adorable daughter.

The only time we’ve ever gotten along is under the sheets. Old habits die hard because two minutes on my front porch is how long it takes us to bicker.

Not that a little fact like that bothers my healthy, eighty-year-old grandmother and roommate who’s determined to see me married before she bites the dust.

Unfortunately for me, she’s got her eye set on Cameron Black.

She’s barking up the wrong tree. He’s not The One, no matter how much I swoon when I see him with his daughter. I have no intentions of rekindling anything with him—until a rubber spider in my mailbox starts off the mother of all neighborhood prank wars, just like the ones we had in college, and throws me right into his path.

One that leads right to his bedroom…
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Mason Black has moved next door to Immy. That'd be no big deal except they were sorta a thing back in college. And Immy is still upset over how it all ended... he never called when he said he would.

But they're different people now... older, more mature. At least they're supposed to act like that way, but they fall into old pranks that they did to one another back in college.

Toss in a 3-year-old (Mason's) and Immy's cooky grandmother and you have a funny, second-chance romance. I really enjoyed this book but it felt slightly rushed for my tastes. Definitely one-click now to find out what happens.

I always enjoy this type of book, and I really enjoy Emma Hart's style. This book has it all - laugh out loud moments and romance.

Imogen and Mason used to hook up in college. They were friends with benefits. When college ended, and Mason never called her again, she figured it was just a college fling and went on with her life.

Later, Mason moves to be closer to his adorable daughter, and guess who happens to be his next-door neighbor?

You want to read this book, trust me. You'll love it. The characters are engaging, and the story is good!

A rom-com single dad romance that anyone would enjoy. I give this story a 3.5 stars and recommend to others. I do feel the story was a bit predictable in parts and had maybe a little too much sarcasm and not enough seriousness for my liking but in all it was a good story.

Immy and Mason were "together" for a few years in college but after college part ways with a promise of a phone call that never happened. When they see eachother again both will find that maybe it was more in the past than they realized but now things are different they are true adults and Mason has a child... will they be able to get past the pranks and antics to see that maybe there is something more there?

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Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages. She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs. Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud. Yes, really. She's that sarcastic.

Release Blitz: The Romeo Effect by Lila Monroe


Title: The Romeo Effect
Series: Cupids #3
Author: Lila Monroe
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: January 28, 2020
Is it fate…. Or just the Romeo effect? Discover the hot and hilarious new stand-alone romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe!

Seth Harding is the King of Meet-Cutes. If you get trapped in an elevator with a handsome stranger, or stranded on a moonlit cruise with the man of your dreams, chances are, it’s not fate bringing the two of you together, it’s Seth somewhere, pulling the strings.

At least, that’s what I find out, when someone hires Seth to help win my heart. It would be romantic… if he weren’t all wrong for me. And Mr Right…?

Well, he might just be the guy behind the scenes.

Suddenly, my faith in soulmates is hitting a major complication. Seth is cynical, and argumentative… and seriously irresistible. Soon, the sparks between us are impossible to ignore. But can this hopeful romantic really find love with a man who engineers happily-ever-afters for a living? And when all the tricks and tests are stripped away, what makes two people truly meant to be?

Find out in the latest laugh-out-loud read from “The reigning queen of romantic comedy”, Lila Monroe!

Cupids Series:
1. Cupids Anonymous
2. What’s Your Sign?
3. The Romeo Effect
4. The Break-Up Artist (May 2020)


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Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.
 
 

Release Blitz: And Then One Day by Samantha Chase


Go back to Magnolia Sound with Samantha Chase's AND THEN ONE DAY. 

If you love all things small town and best friend's brother romance, then this is the book for you -- grab your copy today!
Courtney Baker is ready to put small town life—and the man she can’t have—behind her. Years of secretly crushing on her best friend’s older brother have led nowhere and she’s finally ready to move on. It would have been a great plan had she not drunkenly blurted out all her feelings and kissed him. At least she’ll be able to forget all about it when she leaves town in less than 48 hours.

It takes a lot to surprise Dean Jones, but a kiss from the girl he’s been secretly attracted to for years does just that. All it takes it one kiss for him to realize he doesn’t want to let her go. But she’s his sister’s best friend and that’s a line he knows he should never cross. Never mind that she seems determined to leave their small town—and him—behind.

When a storm and a broken car stop Courtney from leaving town, Dean sees perfect opportunity to get her out of his system. But can one night ever be enough?

Order AND THEN ONE DAY today! 
Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina. 

Monday, January 27, 2020

Cover Reveal: Stolen Soulmate by Mary Catherine Gebhard

        
STOLEN SOULMATE by Mary Catherine Gebhard 
Release Date: February 27th 
Cover Designer: Hang Le   
ORDER STOLEN SOULMATE TODAY!! 
Apple Books: https://apple.co/37solWH 
 
There’s a rule in Crowne Hall: never look a Crowne in the eyes.
It protects us more than them.

I broke it once, the night Grayson Crowne mistook me for his true love and stole my first kiss. I’ve regretted it every day since.

He hates me.
He torments me.

He won’t let me go, because that night he whispered a secret against my lips not meant for me. Grayson Crowne, heir to the Crowne empire and notorious playboy prince is… a virgin.

I signed a contract in my heart’s blood as much as ink: help him get back his love, repair what I broke. Give him my body, my soul, my heart, let him use all of me, so when the time comes to marry her, he won’t need me.

I shouldn’t need him.
But he’s my stolen soulmate, and I’m at his mercy.
The ink was barely dry on the pages. I don’t know if I was ready for this. Somehow I felt like I was more of a virgin than Grayson. Nervous, skittish. He’d warned me when all of this began that the things he’d seen and done would wreck me.

I should’ve believed him then.

When I didn’t do anything for a minute, he arched a brow.

Do whatever he says.

I could use my safe word, but a twisted part of me liked doing what he told me to do. Liked the rush and the way his eyes hardened. It felt like power, power over one of the most powerful people in the world.

I’d barely taken a step to him, when he ripped me to him by the small of my waist. His other hand tangled in my hair, yanking my head to the side.

“Fuck,” he said, lips at my neck. “Which part do I eat first.”

Delicious tingles spread along my skin at his words. His nose ran along my neck, goosebumps following in his wake. His hands slid from hair, from my waist, along my body, feeling every inch of me, like he couldn’t do it fast enough, before settling back in my hair.

Deliriously, I found the zipper of my dress, but his overtook mine. Stopping me.

“I’m going to ruin your white dress, Snitch. Ruin you. Until you’re all fucked up from me.”
I started writing the moment I could read. My first characters were Wibbley and Squig and I used MS Word and clipart to bring them to life when I was a kid in elementary school. I started seriously thinking about being a writer in High School and I remember the day exactly, because it was such an epiphany. I was always so uncertain. You know how everyone was always asking what you wanted to be when you were older? Well I NEVER could decide.

I wanted to be a marine biologist.

An actor.

A FIRE FIGHTER (thank you Joaquin Phoenix in Ladder 49 for that phase).

One day it hit me—A WRITER. I could do it ALL. Then you couldn’t stop me from writing. I penned my first novel at fifteen (but don’t ask me to show it to you, because it’s like I was in competition to beat the thesaurus). When I was diagnosed with a chronic illness, writing became even more important, because it became my therapy. When I wrote my characters, suddenly I wasn’t so alone.

These days you can find me daydreaming about where to travel with my husband, singing in my car, or lost in the newest K drama. And planning my next novel, of course.