Thursday, September 6, 2018

Cover Reveal: CHASING MY FOREVER by Heidi McLaughlin



CHASING MY FOREVER 
by Heidi McLaughlin 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: October 9, 2018 

Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen Okay Creations. 
Photography: Mae I Design 
Models: Alex Denning & Cherry Albrecht 



Music is his passion. It’s in his blood. Yet, Quinn James isn’t sure if stardom is right for him. His family wants him to join a band, and follow in his father’s footsteps but fear holds him back. He can’t explain it, and when he tries, no one understands what he’s afraid of or why he’s content playing coffee shop gigs where no one knows him.

Eleanora Boone wants to live her life, not the one her very southern parents planned for her, which is why she chose a college thousands of miles away. Now she’s faced with returning home or doing something that would defy her family. When an opportunity to visit Los Angeles falls in her lap, she uses it to become someone different.

California is everything Eleanora thought it would be, and even more so when she meets Quinn, the shy, reserved and brooding musician who’s the complete opposite of the guys she’s used to back home.  

For the first time, Quinn’s smitten. The new, mysterious waitress has him wrapped around her finger, and he finds that he is finally able to open up and trust someone outside of his family circle.  

But living a different life comes with its risks, and for Eleanora, that risk is a secret that has the power to destroy both of them.
 


     




Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times 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 and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot. When she's isn't writing one of the many stories planned for release, you'll find her sitting court-side during either daughter's 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 Roth, in theaters January 19, 2018. 

To stay connected with Heidi visit www.facebook.com/authorheidimclaughlin or heidimclaughlin.com




Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Mini-Reviews: THE OPPOSITE OF YOU, STILL LIVES, THE KISS QUOTIENT

A collection of mini-reviews, quick thoughts, and books worth mentioning. Check them out!



THE OPPOSITE OF YOU by Rachel Higginson

Publication Date: March 30, 2017
Pages: 302
Source: Purchased
Rating: 4 of 5





My Thoughts

I just loved this book. I was hooked when I read the synopsis included the main character was starting a food truck. And from there, this was a fun read. I loved the rivalry between Vera and Killian. The playfulness and their banter as they critiqued each other's cooking styles and delicious dishes made this an enjoyable read. THE OPPOSITE OF YOU will make you hungry and don't be surprised if you find yourself heading out for a late night fourth meal.




STILL LIVES by Maria Hummel

Publication Date: June 5, 2018
Pages: 275
Source: Library
Rating: 4 of 5





My Thoughts

I decided to read STILL LIVES after Reese Witherspoon announced it as the August book club selection. Her enthusiasm and description was all I needed to get on board with this book. I loved geting caught up in the mystery. It didn't have it figured out early on, but I was always on the lookout for the red herrings. What I found interesting was that I didn't know if the still lives artist having gone missing was part of the mystery of the art she had created or if something had really happened to her. Now that I've finished the book, I'm looking forward to catching up on the book club discussion and find out what other readers think about STILL LIVES.



THE KISS QUOTIENT by Helen Hoang

Publication Date: June 5, 2018
Pages: 336
Source: Library
Rating: 5 of 5





My Thoughts

It was FOMO that made me read this book as soon as I could get my hands on a copy. It seemed like EVERYONE had read this book, everyone was recommending this book and giving it all the stars. Let me just say, the hype was real! I adore this book. It was incredibly sweet and definitely sexy, but more than that it was relatable in unexpected ways. I loved how the characters took the time to try and understand eachother, but how their relationship was intuitive also. Every woman needs a Michael in their life. I adored this book and I know that I will want to read it again. It's a must have for my personal library collection.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Cover Reveal: SAINT by JB Salsbury

COMING SOON 

from JB Salsbury

SAINT


About the Book

Milo sold his soul to the devil to save an angel.
Now he’s after revenge.

There are worse prisons than the lush estate of a notorious drug smuggler in Mexico. Mercy lives out her days alone and hidden from the world, but her sleep is riddled with nightmares of the muti and all the boys and girls just like her who weren’t lucky enough to get away.

If the people who kept her as a child are in Mexico, is it possible she could find them?

What starts as vigilante justice unravels a web of human trafficking deeper and darker than Milo and Mercy could’ve imagined. When she comes face-to-face with the people she once considered family, she proves she is far from the Angel they raised her to be.

Available October 21, 2018 

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

New Release: LOST BOY by M. Robinson - Teasers, Giveaways, and Fun Stuff Galore!


It's Release Day!

LOST BOY
Cover Model: Stephen James 
Cover Design: The Final Wrap
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ New Adult
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In a world where I had no say, violence became my refuge, and nothing else mattered.
Not even my own life.
Until her.
Skyler Bell.
It all started the first time I heard that voice. Giving me hope for tomorrow. My first love was everything all at once.
Consuming.
Maddening.
Forever.
Mine. 
Except, I never imagined there were secrets that needed to be shared. Lies that needed to be confessed. Truths that needed to be told. 
Demons that needed to be buried. 
Once I realized the depth, the longing, the sadness and sorrow in her eyes mirrored mine, it was too late. Love didn't come to me as heartbreak, it came as everything I've ever wanted. Walking away wasn't an option, but it was the only choice I had.

I finally found the price of love and it cost me...
My soul.







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USA Today Bestselling Author of Lost Boy, El Pecador, El Santo, Ends Here, Keeping Her Wet, Road to Nowhere, El Diablo, The Good Ol' Boys Standalone Series, The VIP Trilogy, Tempting Bad, and Two Sides.

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. All time favorite books are The Bronze Horseman Trilogy by Paullina Simons.
She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German shepherd mixes, a Wheaten Terrier and a Tabby cat. 


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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

#ForeverSummerReading: THE GOOD LUCK CHARM by Helena Hunting - Guest Post and Giveaway


I'm holding onto summer for as long as I can. One way to do that is with Summer Reading. Forever Romance has so many books to choose from! Right now I have my eyes on FROM HERE TO YOU, DON'T CLOSE YOUR EYES, and THE GOOD LUCK CHARM, but I know I'll want to read them all.


THE GOOD LUCK CHARM published on August 7, 2018.
Genre: Romance / Fiction / Romance / Contemporary 
Pages: 384


About the Book:

Lilah isn’t sure what hurt worse: the day Ethan left her to focus on his hockey career or the day he came back eight years later. He might think they can pick up just where they left off, but she’s no longer that same girl and never wants to be again.

Ethan wants his glory days back. And that includes having Lilah by his side. With her, he was magic. They were magic. All he has to do is make her see that.

Just when Lilah might finally be ready to let Ethan in, though, she finds out their reunion might have nothing to do with love and everything to do with improving his game. But Ethan’s already lost her once, and even if it costs him his career, he’ll do anything to keep from losing her again.

“Fabulously fun! Lilah and Ethan’s second-chance romance charmed me from the first page to the swoon-worthy end.” -Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

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Helena Hunting Shares What's in Her Beach Bag
I grew up going to the cottage on Loon Lake in Ontario, Canada. It’s north of Muskoka, which means nothing to most people unless you live in Toronto and you have some idea how far it is from civilization. Even now I only get one bar on my phone, although if I stand like a flamingo on the edge of the deck where the 12-foot drop is, I may get two bars for approximately 1.25 seconds.
In addition to being well removed from humanity, there are 111 steps down to the lake. It’s a lot of steps. Enough that I (along with everyone else) pack a beach bag very carefully prior to our decent to the dock.
What’s in my beach bag you ask?
  1. Enough liquid to last me the next three hours: at least one bottle of water and a bottle of wine, plus ice cubes in a plastic tumbler with a lid. Because wine.
  2. Sunscreen. It doesn’t matter how far north you are, you’ll burn if you sit in direct sunlight for several hours at a time. And let’s face it, the plan is to sit in direct sunlight for as long as humanly possible on the dock days of summer.
  3. My paperback copy of Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan, with all my favourite parts earmarked so I don’t have to work to read the sections I adore. Do not bring an electronic reading device to the dock unless you plan to use it to kill dock spiders. The cracks between the boards are three times the width of a Kindle and if it ends up between the cracks, you’re never getting it back.
  4. A portable speaker with your fun summer playlist so you can relax and read your book with a beach-inspired soundtrack in the background. I love listening to bands like The Tragically Hip or artists like Ben Howard and Ruelle when I’m on the dock, relaxing and reading.
  5. Snacks. If you’re spending hours on the dock and it’s a full mile uphill to get back to the cottage for food (I might be exaggerating on the distance, but after two glasses of wine, 200 feet of elevation seems a lot like a mile), then you need to bring along something to snack on, like Doritos or Funyons. Or if you’re feeling particularly summery and health-conscious you could bring a fruit platter, which is also useful for making sangria.



About the Author


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Helena Hunting lives outside of Toronto with her amazing family and her two awesome cats, who think the best place to sleep is her keyboard. She writes all things romance – contemporary, romantic comedy, sports and angsty new adult. 

For more on Helena and her books, please visit www.helenahunting.com.


The Good Luck Charm is available now!



It's Release Day: BLIND KISS by Renee Carlino

       

From the national bestselling author of Before We Were Strangers, Swear on this Life, and Wish You Were Here comes a powerful story of two people who spend years denying their scientifically-proven chemistry.


BLIND KISS by Renee Carlino
Published by Atria Books; 336 pages
Publication Date: August 14, 2018

Penny spends her afternoons sitting outside a sandwich shop, surrounded by ghosts. Fourteen years ago, this shop was her childhood dance studio—and she was a dancer on the rise. Now she’s a suburban housewife, dreading the moment her son departs for MIT, leaving her with an impeccably-decorated McMansion and a failing marriage. She had her chance at wild, stars-in-her-eyes happiness, but that was a lifetime ago. After The Kiss. Before The Decision. 

The Kiss was soulful. Magical. Earth-shattering, And it was all for a free gift card. Asked to participate in a psych study that posed the question, “Can you have sexual chemistry without knowing what the other person looks like?” Penny agreed to be blindfolded, make polite conversation with a total stranger, and kiss him. She never expected The Kiss to change her life forever and introduce her to Gavin: tattooed, gorgeous, and spontaneous enough to ask her out seconds after the blindfolds came off. 

For a year, they danced between friendship and romance—until Penny made The Decision that forced them to settle for friendship. Now, fourteen years later, both of their lives are about to radically change—and it’s his turn to decide what will become of their once-in-a-lifetime connection.   

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RenĂ©e Carlino is a screenwriter and bestselling author of contemporary women's novels and new adult fiction. Her books have been featured in national publications, including USA TODAY, Huffington Post, Latina magazine, and Publisher's Weekly. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she's not at the beach with her boys or working on her next project, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Review: ALL YOUR PERFECTS by Colleen Hoover




ALL YOUR PERFECTS
by Colleen Hoover
Publication Date: July 17, 2018
Published by Atria Books
Pages: 306
Source: Purchased
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Synopsis

Colleen Hoover delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?


My Thoughts

It always amazes me when Colleen gives me (and all her readers) the book that I need right when I need it. There is an unbearable amount of love and pain in this story. Oh how I feel for Quinn and Graham. This story brings so many emotions to the surface about marriage, communicating, loss, forgiveness, and love. Always love. 

Even with all of the tears I cried when I read this book, and the tears that came when I shared this story with my husband, I loved this book. 

All Your Perfects is another favorite.



Disclaimer: I purchased a copy of this title for my personal library and am providing my honest review. I was not compensated in any way for providing this review. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

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