Thursday, July 12, 2018

#ForeverSummerReading: BAD FOR YOU by J. Daniels - Guest Post and Giveaway

There are so many great books coming out this summer from Forever Romance and I want to read ALL OF THEM, but when will I find the time? Oh, what a terrible problem to have. 

Featured this month in the #ForeverSummerReading event are Nicole Jacquelyn, J. Daniels, Megan Erickson, Sara Richardson, and Amy Jarecki.

BAD FOR YOU by J. Daniels is at the TOP of my TBR pile because sometimes you just need some naughty in your life. AND I'm even more excited about reading BAD FOR YOU because I'll get to see J. Daniels next week at BOOK BONANZA and celebrate her new book with her!

BAD FOR YOU (Dirty Deeds, #3) will release on July 17, 2018.
Genre: Romance / Fiction / Romance / Contemporary 
Pages: 400

About the Book:

He didn’t want to be bad. He just didn’t have a choice…
Shayla Perkins isn’t the kind of girl who makes the same mistake twice, especially when it comes to Sean “Stitch” Molina. So when he gives her the world’s biggest rejection, that’s it–she’s done. Until the sexy, silent, unavailable Sean makes Shay a very personal offer. Of course, it still doesn’t mean he’s interested in her. Or does it?

Sean has done things in life. Bad things. And he’s paid the price. All he wants now is to make up for his past by doing good in the present. And no one deserves more good than Shay. Beautiful on the inside and out, Shay is the kind of woman who should be cared for and protected–especially from a man like Sean. He’s tried to keep his feelings for her in check, but a single, reckless impulse pulls them closer than ever before.

Soon the two are sharing their biggest dreams and satisfying their deepest desires. But what will happen if the only way to truly give each other what they want most…is to let each other go?


J. Daniels Shares What’s In Her Beach Bag!

I’m a beach baby. Growing up on the East coast, I’ve always lived within two hours of the beach. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was our summer vacation destination growing up. And now with my own little family, my husband and I enjoy making memories with our own children there. As a mom, my beach bag is loaded with essentials for me and for the little ones.

  • Mineral Sunscreen Lotion by Young Living – We’re a household of sensitive skin, so I try to keep everything we put on our bodies as chemical-free as possible. I discovered Young Living about a year ago and it has done wonders for my family! This mineral sunscreen is always in my bag. It has a high SPF (50), it applies easily without leaving streaks, AND it’s completely free of all the bad stuff.
  • Hydro Flask – I’m a former water bottle fanatic. And being someone who always has to keep a drink with them, it was getting ridiculous. Now, before I step out the door, I always fill my Hydro Flask up with ice and water and I’m good to go ALL DAY. Not only do these insulated water bottles keep your drinks cold for 24 hours (you’ll still have ice!) they come in super cute colors! I’m a hot pink girl.
  • Baseball cap – I have one of those big, floppy beach hats that has some adorable saying along the brim, but to be honest, I typically toss a baseball hat into my bag if I’m not already wearing one. And I’m always supporting my local team, the Baltimore Orioles. Go O’s!
  • Snacks – This seems pretty general, but that’s only because the snacks change depending on what my kids are in the mood for. I’ll keep granola bars handy for myself, and lately, my favorite has been Perfect Bars. These bars contain 20 super foods, they’re gluten free, and an excellent source of protein. I need something to keep me full until dinner, and these bars are filling. My favorite flavor is the Dark Chocolate Almond. Yum!
  • JBL Portable Speaker – Who doesn’t like listening to music while you’re at the beach? I love these little speakers. They have a long battery life and the sound quality is great. Bonus – they’re water resistant. This is a must with little ones.

BEACH BOOK PICKYou are a Badass by Jen Sincero. I’ve been getting into self-help books lately and this one is fabulous. I’ve already read it twice. It’s a book I can start and stop, which is essential when I’m keeping an eye on my kids.

About the author:
J. Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Addiction series, the Alabama Summer series, and the Dirty Deeds series. She loves curling up with a good book, drinking a ridiculous amount of coffee, and writing stories her children will never be allowed to read. Daniels grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family. For more on J. and her books, please visit

#ForeverSummerReading GIVEAWAY

Ten (10) winners will receive a complete set of our #ForeverSummerReading lineup for July. This includes:
  • Heart of Glass by Nicole Jacquelyn
  • Bad For You by J. Daniels
  • Darkest Night by Megan Erickson
  • True-Blue Cowboy by Sara Richardson
  • The Highland Chieftain by Amy Jarecki
Bonus: a Forever Romance Tote.

Enter for a chance to win:

Monday, July 9, 2018

A DATE FOR HANNAH by Callie Henry - Cover and Excerpt Reveal and Giveaway

Cover Reveal and Giveaway!!

A Date for Hannah

Coming August 6th

Special Pre-Order Price of Only $0.99!

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Paperback: COMING SOON!
Release Date: August 6th 2018
Series: Love is for Everyone
Genre: YA Romance
"I loved your YA story!  Your fairy tale style is perfect for this age group, with refreshing characters." --former Mills & Boon editor, Tessa Shapcott
Fans of Hallmark movies and sweet stories of first love will adore Callie Henry's new series!
High-schooler, Hannah, has always been self-conscious about her weight, so when hottie swimmer, Liam, pays her extra attention at her sister's wedding, she has a hard time trusting his interest. Throughout the evening, Liam's charm wins her over, until they're falling hard for each other. But the next day, Hannah learns something that may ruin it all.
All stories in the LIFE (Love is for Everyone) series portray true-to-life, teen-aged characters, with real personalities and common issues, who experience the lightning bolt of first love in their own, individual ways!

Excerpt from A DATE FOR HANNAH (Love Is For Everyone, #1) 

by Callie Henry

All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.

“Hey, you know what? You didn’t let me finish my pitch before, when I asked you to go on a date with me.”
She sighed, her eyes losing a little brightness and her smile dimming as she turned away to look at the reception guests on the dance floor. He tilted his head to see her better, and though he didn’t know her well enough to read her expression with accuracy, he saw wariness as her eyebrows knitted together. But when she sucked her lower lip into her mouth, he perceived a little bit of longing too, which made him press his advantage.
“Didn’t you wonder how I knew all that Shakespeare stuff?” he asked.
“Yes, actually,” she said, looking surprised by his question. “Come to think of it, I did wonder, but then you distracted me.”
He grinned. “Good distraction, right?”
She rolled her eyes, but her lips tilted up a little, which made him happy. “You were saying?”
“The OSF is twenty minutes from my house. I worked there taking tickets over spring break last year. So, if you’d like to go with me sometime—as a date—I might even be able to take you backstage. I’m sure Julia would give us a tour of the Allen Elizabethan Theatre.”
“Julia?” said Hannah, raising an eyebrow.
He saw it in her eyes, the way she was mentally backing away from him at the mere mention of another woman. Is that how she saw all men?
As players? As someone who’d hurt her and cheat on her if she let her guard down? He couldn’t help the way his feelings for her surged as he watched her—how much he wanted to be the person to prove to her that she could give her heart to someone who would keep it safe.
Julia is my Mom’s friend who works in group sales, is married, and has two kids.” He pulled Hannah’s hand behind his back, holding it hostage and drawing her closer until her chest pressed against his.
“And to be clear? I wouldn’t ask you out if I was seeing someone else. I don’t do that. I’m not with anyone right now, Hannah … except you.”
She flinched, and her face went utterly blank, except for her eyes, which looked worried and uncomfortable.
“You’re not with me,” she said softly, loosening her hand from his grasp and stepping away from him.
“I didn’t mean—”
“I have to use the ladies’ room. I’ll find you in a little bit, okay?
She turned and started walking away, while he babbled incoherently at her back:
“Wait. Hannah! No. I didn’t…I just—I just meant…Crap!”
He stopped talking when she was out of sight.
Dang it, Liam! Why do you have to be so freaking intense?
Probably because it bothered him that she kept trying to friend-zone him when he didn’t feel friendly toward her and pretty much hadn’t from the moment he’d laid eyes on her.
There were some girls he met—especially the shallow, self-absorbed ones—who turned him off the moment he met them. Most of the popular girls at his high school thought he was trouble, and even after he’d straightened himself out, they didn’t give him a chance. Not really. They’d fool around with him at a party—there was never a shortage of popular girls who wanted to make out with a bad boy—but on Monday morning, they’d act like they were too drunk to remember kissing him. And it sort of sucked, because Liam Callahan was one of those guys who quietly longed for a girlfriend, even though his reputation had pegged him inaccurately as a player.
He wanted to date someone. He wanted to leave a party with her on Saturday night, and hold her hand when he walked into school on Monday morning. He wanted to be the first person she texted when she was happy or upset about something. He wanted to invite her over for dinner with his mom. He wanted to introduce her to his friends:
You guys, this is my girlfriend.
He’d imagined saying those words about a thousand times, but he’d never had the chance to say them, and it bothered him. A lot.
But tonight? Meeting Hannah? Somehow it felt like maybe what he wanted was actually, finally, possible.
When Hannah looked up at him with those huge, vulnerable, dark brown eyes, he felt hopeful.
“Damn it,” he growled softly, frustrated that he’d pushed her too hard.
Maybe he was being pushy, but he liked her, and for all he knew, she was driving back up to Brookings in the morning. He wanted her to say yes to a date—his heart needed to know that he’d see her again.


About the Author

Callie Henry is the YA pen name of New York Times bestselling contemporary romance author, Katy Regnery,
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

Keep in Touch

Instagram: @katyregnery


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