Friday, May 25, 2018

Release Blitz! Shades by Jaime Reese

Title: Shades
Author: Jaime Reese
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 23, 2018 Cover Designer: Reese Dante
Life made him dangerous. Love made him lethal.
Killian Marks is a third-generation hitman. After hunting monsters for over twenty years, he lives under no illusions of happily ever afters and fairy tales. Until he meets a man who threatens to disarm him, by giving him hope for a future and showing him there’s more to life than just death.
For Nick, living in shadows is second nature. He’s all too familiar with the dark side of humanity and knows how delicate life can be. Each new day is a gift, even though it means doing it alone. But he’ll risk his survival for the one man who awakens something deep within and leaves him yearning for more.
Nick wants to solve the mystery behind the dark, brooding man, while Killian craves the life and light emanating from Nick. They soon discover they have more in common than either could have anticipated. With both their lives and hearts at stake, they must confront the ghost from Nick’s past intent on tying up a loose end. Only then will they truly find peace, and discover the shades of life in between.

Jaime Reese is the alter ego of an artist who loves the creative process of writing, just not about herself. Fiction is far more interesting. She has a weakness for broken, misunderstood heroes and feels everyone deserves a chance at love and life. An avid fan of a happy ending, she believes those endings acquired with a little difficulty are more cherished.

Blog Tour! Unlocked by Casey L. Bond

Title: Unlocked
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Publication Date: May 17th, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:  Princess Raya of Paruth lived alone on a deserted island in a towering lighthouse, forgotten by time. With only a loyal albatross as a friend, she had little hope or joy in her life until he washed up on her shore in the middle of a raging winter storm.
Prince Trevor of Galder left his father and kingdom behind to travel north in search of a wife. It was time to settle down and forget Ella Carina, the woman who chose to love a peasant and follow her heart instead of choosing Trevor and fulfilling her duty to her people. He didn’t heed the warnings about the North Sea in winter, and his ship, crew, and captain paid the price.
Raya and Trevor must work together to find a way off the island, or risk being trapped there for the rest of their lives. But sometimes the simplest lessons are the hardest, and each will have to learn that the only thing that can truly set you free is love.
Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction. You can find more information about Bond’s books via the following links: 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

New Review! Shades by Jaime Reese 4.5 Cranky Stars

ShadesShades by Jaime Reese
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 Cranky Stars

I am the first to admit I love a good M/M romance. Shades gave me love between a hit man and a man who loves to save lives.

Killian Marks is a hitman. His name pretty much says it all. He can be hired for the right price but underneath he has a lot more heart. He sets his sights on a quiet waiter named Nick. When Nick finds himself in danger he steps in and uses his resources to save a man he considers a vital part of his life.

Nick kept a low profile and waited tables. He used to have a much different life until he was sucked into something much more sinister. The bright spot in his day is when Killian comes into the restaurant. When Nicks past comes back for him he turns to Killian for protection.

The chemistry between these two leapt off the page. It was that real. Killian had this gruff exterior but we see he cares and when he cares for you he will protect you at any cost. Nick was a good guy. I mean he had a giant giving heart but he didn't take crap from anyone. I loved Dex. He was the comedy relief in this book. This was my first time reading this author and I adored this story. I felt it flowed and progressed nicely. I love Nick and Killian.

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New Review! Goal Keeper (A Pearson Players Novel) by Sarah Nego 5 Cranky Stars

Goal Keeper: A Pearson Players novelGoal Keeper: A Pearson Players novel by Sarah Nego
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

I absolutely LOVED this sweet telling of a young romance. It was one of those stories that brought me back to my early adult years about falling in love while trying to find myself as an adult. I was completely captivated by this heartwarming romance.

Luci Ryder is a freshman at Pearson, attending on a sports scholarship as the new goalie for the ladies soccer team. Everything about Luci’s dreams and future is riding on her sports and academic scholarships to get her through college to achieve her dreams. She is determined to allow nothing and no one to get in the way of her focused determination. But she wasn’t planning on Ryan, the dreamy, black haired soccer stud from the men’s soccer team.

Ryan VanKemp is a junior at Pearson. He is ready to kick off the new school year as a newly single man. He is ready to make this year the best one yet. He isn’t tied down and he is ready to spend his free time expanding his social life and kicking butt at soccer. He isn’t ready to be tied down after realizing he had a horrible girlfriend in the girl’s team captain Vanessa. But he wasn’t prepared for the new goal keeper with big beautiful brown eyes and hair named Luci to walk out onto the field to steal the show and his heart.

Snobby rich girl Vanessa is out to make Ryan pay for their break up and throws in a HUGE wedge between both soccer teams. No Dating or Fraternizing allowed between both teams. If she can’t have Ryan then no one can.

This story was absolutely perfect. It felt real, as if I was right there with Luci and Ryan and attending Pearson alongside them. I felt everything they felt. I wished for everything they did, and I anxiously anticipated Vanessa’s wrath as both Ryan and Luci tried to get through the soccer season to achieve their dreams in life and tried desperately not to fall in love and become the spotlight in Vanessa’s vengeance. It was a sweet telling of true love, big dreams, and finding the path that would lead them to the future they hoped for. It was a romantic story with warming love scenes and heartfelt moments that broke your heart. The author wrote the story beautifully. It was a great pace that kept the story moving fluently and drew you into it to bring to life the realism that this story crafted.

I give this story 5 out of 5 stars. Ryan and Luci have quickly become one of my favorite couples. I would definitely say they make the top ten.

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New Review! Peace Out (A Peace Series Novella) by Sandra Hurst 5 Cranky Stars

Peace OutPeace Out by Sandra Hurst
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Cranky Stars

Cynthia ‘Cyn’ Redman’s life is falling apart. Her mother has been diagnosed with cancer, and this throw’s Cyn into a spiral. Will she be able to complete her life’s goals while trying to help her mother heal? What will happen when she meets Jericho, the quiet cowboy who brings a calming peace to her life?

This story is amazing from start to finish. I really love how the story starts with a major incident, and it sets off a chain of events that keep you reading. The storyline was realistic and flowed easily. The character development was on point. The interactions between Jericho and Cyn was sweet and plausible.

I would definitely recommend this story to others. I think that readers will love the Peace Novella series.

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