Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Blog Tour: Unknown Trilogy by Wendy Higgins

From New York Times and USA Today bestseller Wendy Higgins comes a frighteningly realistic apocalyptic America brought to life and entwined with searing romantic tension that will leave you eager for more. UNDONE, the stunning conclusion in the Unknown Trilogy is now available! Grab your copies of the Unknown Trilogy today!

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About UNKNOWN (Unknown Trilogy #1):

Amber Tate believes the worst thing she’ll suffer in life is dealing with the unrequited love she feels for her brother’s best friend, Rylen Fite. She also believes war is something unfortunate that happens places far, far away from her rural Nevada town. She’s wrong on both counts.

When an unknown organization meticulously bombs major cities in the United States and across the globe, a trickle-down effect spreads to remaining towns at an alarming speed—everything from food and water sources to technology and communications are compromised. Without leadership, the nation is split between paralysis and panic, but Amber isn’t one to hide or watch helplessly. She’s determined to put her nursing skills to use, despite the danger, even if it means working alongside the man she can never have.
In this first installment of NY Times bestselling author, Wendy Higgins’s debut New Adult series, a frighteningly realistic apocalyptic America is brought to life, entwined with searing romantic tension that will leave you eager for more.

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About UNREST (Unknown Trilogy #2):

Being on the run in the desert means food and sanctuary are hard to come by, but Amber Tate and her crew are not about to give up. Not after having so many of the things they love brutally ripped from them by an unknown enemy who sent their world into the apocalypse.

Survival takes precedence, but once safe shelter is found, their guards fall and the emotions they’ve been holding in are finally released. Anger, insecurities...lust. In their tight quarters, Amber, Rylen, Tater, and Remy can't escape it. The past must be faced, and passions run even stronger in the darkest of times.

In the midst of unrest, their worlds are rocked again when they discover the truth about the war that’s ruined their lives. They thought finding out the enemy's identity would give them the edge; instead it’s revealed terrifying dangers they never thought possible.

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About UNDONE (Unknown Trilogy #3):

Amber Tate never dreamed their heart-wrenching escape from the enemy’s attack would lead them to the most beautiful place she’s ever seen. Like everywhere else in the world, Elmendorf military base in Alaska has been taken over, but it’s time to take it back—all of it—one base, one city at a time. After losing so much, Amber clings to the one precious person she has left, and vows to sacrifice everything to help save the Earth.

Remy Haines is a lover, not a fighter, so when she finds herself in enemy territory, expected to feign allegiance while gathering intel for the rebel cause, she’s never been more out of her element. Tensions only increase when her feelings for Jacob “Tater” Tate won’t go away, and the enemy’s leader takes an interest in her. She’s torn between what her heart wants, and what she knows she should do. As for what her body needs…well, it’s always had a mind of its own.


As he neared, I gathered every ounce of bravery to ask, “Senator?”

“Yes, Ms. Haines?” He stopped three feet from me.

“I don’t want to make you uncomfortable or be inappropriate, but I’d like to know.” I swallowed and he waited patiently. “Why don’t the Baelese allow casual touching?”

I could hear my heartbeat in my eardrums.

The Senator put his hands in his pockets, and I tore my eyes away from his forearms.

“That’s a perfectly understandable question. It’s a major difference between our cultures. My people have much thicker skin than humans, over ten times thicker. And in our skin we have more nerves and nerve endings. A simple touch is not so simple. The smallest brush of a hand across our skin can drive us to distraction. It makes us want more. Do you understand?”

Literally, all I could do was nod, because at some point during his explanation, I swear he moved closer. Not close enough to touch, but close enough to make us both overly aware. It wasn’t until my eyes darted in the direction of the doors to check for the guard that the Senator grasped the back of his neck and took a step back, looking away from me and back out at the obstacle course.

“And that is why it is better to leave touching for mating. No other time.”

“Oh.” My heart went crazy inside me.

I heard the little devil of Linette on my shoulder, pushing me to do something or say something seductive. Now, you idiot, while the guard is out of sight! It was hard to be sexy on command.

My voice trembled a little. “I thought maybe it was because it was unpleasant. That you didn’t like being touched.”

“No, Ms. Haines.” He looked straight at me now. “We like it too much.”

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Wendy Higgins’s Unknown Trilogy Series Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

December 6th

All Things Dark & Dirty – Excerpt

Candace Reads – Review & Excerpt

Literary Dust – Review

Once Upon a Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

The Lovely Books – Review & Excerpt

December 7th

By Valia Lind – Review & Excerpt

Ficwishes – Excerpt

Mes Livres – Review

T & G Book Boutique – Review

YA Fantasy Worlds – Review & Excerpt

December 8th

Movies, Shows, & Books – Excerpt

Nice Ladies, Naughty Books – Review & Excerpt

Read more sleep less – Review

Sister Sister Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Taylor Fenner’s Bookish World – Review & Excerpt

December 9th

Amy’s Review Obsession – Review & Excerpt

KDRBCK – Review & Excerpt

Le Journal de Cacahu├Ęte – Excerpt

Rad Babes Read – Review

December 10th

Ceres Books World – Review

Julalicious Book Paradise – Review & Excerpt

Quesarasera Book Blog – Review

The Wandering Bookaholic – Review

December 11th

Forget the Housework, I’m Reading... – Review

Lovely reads publishing – Review & Excerpt

Nerdy Soul – Review & Excerpt

Two Chicks on Books – Excerpt

Words We Love By – Excerpt

December 12th

Binding Addiction – Excerpt

For The Love of Fictional Worlds – Review & Excerpt

Moonlighting Scrivener – Review & Excerpt

Reese's Reviews – Review & Excerpt

December 13th

Book Reader Chronicles – Review & Excerpt

Jen in Bookland – Excerpt

Milky Way of Books – Review

Pretty Little Book Blog – Review

The Book Maven – Review

December 14th

Books Make Me Happy – Excerpt

Ms. Me28 – Review & Excerpt

The Book Addict's Reviews – Review

The Bookish Introvert – Review

December 15th

Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog – Excerpt

Novelgrounds – Review

PBC – Excerpt

Sharing Inspired Kreations – Review & Excerpt

The Butterfly Reader – Review & Excerpt

About the author: 
Wendy Higgins is a soccer mom and backstage drama mama. Most people in her tiny bayside town don’t know she’s a USA Today and NYT bestselling author of paranormal, fantasy, and science-fiction romances. Wendy is a former high school English teacher who now writes full time in her pajamas, and lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her veterinarian husband, daughter, son, and little doggie Rue. Wendy earned a bachelor’s in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Ford (7 Brides for 7 Soldiers #7) by Samantha Chase

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There are three things Ford Garrison wants more than anything: to build, to report to no one, and the chance to live his life without the prying eyes of the good folks of Eagle’s Ridge. Having spent ten years in the Navy as part of their construction battalion, he was able to live out most of that dream. Two out three wasn’t bad, right? Now that he’s out of the service, things aren’t falling into place quite as easily as he hoped and he ends up back home with all eyes on him.

It wasn’t as if Callie had gone out of her way to end up in Ford’s path, but somehow that happened all on its own and the town gossips were having a field day! Could she help it that she was living in the house Ford had hoped to claim as his own or that the work on his grandmother’s ranch meant they were living not fifty-feet away from each other?

Ford was determined to come home, do a job to help his grandmother and leave. Callie James is a distraction and she represents everything he has spent years running away from. Now he’s at odds with his friends, his family and himself about where his home and future are going to be.

Could he walk away from Eagle’s Ridge a second time?


Ford left his hometown of Eagle's Ridge as soon as he could. He couldn't wait to get out of his small town and the prying eyes of everyone that lives there. He hated how everyone knew everything you did. He wants his privacy. So he joined the military and now he lives across the country and only comes home when he has to. And his trips home are quick in and out type things. He doesn't want to catch up with everyone and have everyone stare at him while he is there. He has some good friends that live there, but he won't ever come back to stay. 

When Ford's grandmother gets in a bind he comes right away to help out. He has some work he needs to do on her house and he is hoping it won't take too long. After all he has a job to get back to. Only it looks like her house needs more work than he thought. Plus there is Callie to think about...Callie who is living in the guest house and who he can't stop thinking about. 

Callie was the daughter of Fords grandparent's housekeeper. He remembers seeing her around at times, but she was a few years younger and he never really knew her. But Callie definitely remembers him. She had a crush on him when she was younger, and man now the crush is back full force since he is back. I mean he has grown up to be an incredible man. How could she not still crush on him? 

Callie was super sweet. She is one of the kindest people. She does what she can to help Ford out in whatever he needs. Cooking meals for him and his crew, calling people, whatever he needs she tries to help. Because that is just who she is. I really liked her. She was so sweet. 

Ford is a pretty great guy as well. He doesn't have the best relationship with his parents since they keep hassling him to move back and take over his grandfather's company, but he can't do that. He can't live in this town. Only maybe he can...maybe if he gets out of his own way he could figure something out. He could be happy with Callie and doing work that he loves in a place he does love. 

These two were really cute together. I really loved how Callie understood Ford and never pressured him to stay like everyone else in his life seemed to. She wanted what was best for him and if leaving town, which would leave her broken-hearted, was best for him she wanted that for him. Because as I said she was the nicest. The two of them together just worked and it was the story of if they could get everything figured out it would be pretty great.

*Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration

Rating: ★ ★ ★1/2

Monday, December 11, 2017

Blog Tour: Behind the Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry

Behind the Bars is now available!! 

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When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.

I was the awkward musician, and she was the high school queen.
The only things we had in common were our music and our loneliness.

Something in her eyes told me her smile wasn’t always the truth.
Something in her voice gave me a hope I always wished to find.
And in a flash, she was gone.

Years later, she was standing in front of me on a street in New Orleans.
She was different, but so was I. Life made us colder. Harder. Isolated.


Even though we were different, the broken pieces of me recognized the sadness in her.
Now she was back, and I wouldn’t make the mistake of letting her go again.

When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.
When we met again, I became her darkest storm.


Wow, Brittainy C Cherry really knows how to write a fantastic story that is so hopeful and touching and just wonderful to read. A story with characters that I want to know in real life. A story that draws me in from the first word and I am never ready to let go with the last. Her books get to me in the best of ways.

Behind the Bars is the story of Jasmine and Elliot. Jasmine whose mother is one of those nightmare moms that want their kids to live out their dreams even though their kids hate it. And Elliot who is one of the sweetest, most positive kids ever. He gets bullied a lot, but that never gets him down. He never seems that bothered by it. He is bothered by people upsetting those he cares about and he would do anything for you if you are lucky enough to be one of those people. These two lonely, little odd, little broken people.

The story starts off when they are both in high school. Man, that was rough to read. Because it was so true. So like what high school was like for me in the worst of ways. I didn't get beat up or anything, never cared what people said, but I was definitely counting down the days until I could get out of there. Eli is the same. He just wants to make it through high school so he can move on to the next phase of his life. Though luckily he has music to keep him company. Whenever he needs it music is there for him. Jazz music in particular. Plus he is an amazing saxophone player even if he doesn't realize it.

Jasmine lives and breathes soul music, but her mom is making her try and be a pop star. There is no career for her in soul. Pop is where it is at. Pop is where she can be a star and have all that fame and fortune her mother never had because she got pregnant with Jasmine. Jasmine doesn't like it, doesn't want to be a pop star, but she wants her mom's approval. All she wants is for her mom to be proud of her and love her. Luckily she has an amazing dad, though not by blood, who goes to bat for her whenever he can. He will always be there if she needs him, but there is only so much he can do.

This story was truly heartbreaking. The things Jazz and Eli go through were really rough. But they are also wonderful together. They may have met and fallen in love when they were young, but it was the purest kind of love. The kind that lasts a lifetime. When things get worse and people fade away they can bring each other back. They are there for each other to make each other stronger, better people. I loved this story so much. I loved their love, I loved how they both thought of music, I loved it all. Eli's family is amazing and Jasmine is so lucky to have met him and become part of that. Through the thick and thin you know they will find a way to figure everything out. Because they have to. You can't let love like that just fade away. When you find that person that makes your soul sing you do what you can to hold onto it. Even if it hurts, even if you don't know what you are doing, you try and hope everything will work out in the future. Because that kind of love is worth fighting for.

I loved this story. The author writes some amazing people that I can't help but love. They are everything. I teared up so many times reading this because of the moments that were so touching and beautiful and perfect. This story shows how amazing people can be. Especially in these dark times that can be hard to remember. I loved this story. Go, read it. You won't regret it.

*Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2


By the way, what happened to Todd’s nose?” I asked.

“I broke it,” Elliott said matter-of- factly.

“What? How? Why?”

He shrugged before turning to look out the window. “He called you a bad name.”

“What was it?”

“It doesn’t matter.”

“Eli,” I started.

He turned my way and locked his hazel eyes with my browns. “Jazz…” He shook his head. “It wasn’t true.”

I swallowed hard, a big part of me certain Todd’s words held some form of truth.

Elliott saw it in me—my fear. He kept shaking his head and whispered, “I don’t feel sorry for you. Sometimes you look at me like you think I feel sorry for you, and I want you to know I don’t. I think you’re perfect the way you are.”

I quietly laughed at him repeating the words I’d told him earlier. A few tears rolled down my cheeks. “I’m a little messed up.”

“I know.” He nodded. “That’s why I like you.”

He went back to staring out the window, and I kept staring at him.

And there it was.

So small, so tiny, so real.


It wasn’t love, but it was the beginning of it.

I knew I was young, and I knew it was stupid, but in that moment, I began to fall in love with the quiet boy who quietly cared for me. The boy who was scared and still strong. The boy who stood up for me when he was surrounded by reasons not to do such a thing. I hadn’t known much about love. I hadn’t known how it looked, felt, or tasted. I hadn’t known how it moved, how it flowed, but I knew my heart was tight and currently skipping a few beats. I understood the goose bumps covering my arms. I knew this stuttering boy who was sometimes so scared was someone worth loving. He was worth being the first one I gave my heart to.

I knew Elliott Adams was love.

And I was falling into him so fast.

About the Author:

Hi! I'm Brittainy! Join me as we travel through my mind as a Romance Author. This includes such things as my random thoughts, tricks, tips, things I'm learning, things I'm re-learning, things I'm forgetting, and my weird ways of crafting stories.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Cover Reveal: Team Player Christmas Anthology

Coming December 14!!
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Eleven authors. Eleven Novellas. This is one thick . . . book.

Christmas just became a whole lot merrier...

TEAM PLAYER, A Christmas Anthology featuring titles by LJ Shen, Kennedy Ryan, Adriana Locke, Mandi Beck, Emma Scott, Charleigh Rose, Ella Fox, Sara Ney, Meghan Quinn, Kate Stewart and Rochelle Paige releases December 14th!

Meet the authors:

LJ Shen

L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat. Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards. She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

Kennedy Ryan:

Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who find a way to thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them. She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Georgia families living with Autism, Kennedy has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other outlets as a voice for families living with autism.

Adriana Locke:

A contemporary romance author running on coffee and sticky kisses from my rowdy four little boys. From Indiana, I’m a true Mid-Westerner. Life, for me, is about family, faith, and food. When I’m not running my kiddos around or having a lunch date of fajitas with my husband (and high school sweetheart), you can find me outside. I love a good sunny day almost as much as I love candy, random quotes, and steamy bad boys in fantastic books. I’m on nearly every social media platform. Please find me on the ones you frequent – I love chatting with readers.

Mandi Beck:

Mandi Beck has been an avid reader all of her life. A deep love for books always had her jotting down little stories on napkins, notebooks, and her hand. As an adult she was further submerged into the book world through book clubs and the epicness of social media. It was then that she graduated to writing her stories on her phone and then finally on a proper computer. A nursing student, mother to two rambunctious and somewhat rotten boys, and stepmom to two great girls away at college, she shares her time with her husband in Chicago where she was born and raised. Mandi is a diehard hockey fan and blames the Blackhawks when her deadlines are not met.

Emma Scott:

I write romances with flawed characters, characters with artistic hearts: builders, poets, and writers of various makes and models. I love to write book lovers; those who have found refuge, companionship, and escape in books, much as we do in real life. I like realism, honesty, authenticity in storytelling. I love to write about enduring love, soul-deep love, in as real a setting as I can make, but with big smooshy HEAs. I believe in diversity, open-mindedness, and inclusion. I like sweetness mixed with steam, love conquering all, and above all, hope. Love always wins.

Charleigh Rose:

We are a duo of an international best-selling author and a blogger who teamed up to write the taboo, thought-provoking stories we want our audience to have-- without filters. Both Charleigh and Rose are committed to giving you witty, sexy, intelligent novels that will leave you wanting more.

Ella Fox:

When she’s not writing, Ella indulges the gypsy in her blood and travels the country. Ella loves reading, movies, music, buying make-up, reading Tmz, Twitter and pedicures… not necessarily in that order. She has a wild sense of humor and loves to laugh. Her favorite thing in the world is hanging out with her family and watching comedy movies.

Sara Ney:

Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out- loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.

Meghan Quinn:

A BLONDE AT HEART Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped. Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking. Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

Kate Stewart:

Kate Stewart lives in Charleston, S.C. with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. A native of Dallas, Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring it her creative muse. Kate pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it's what she loves as a reader. A lover of all things '80s and '90s, especially John Hughes films and rap, she dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity only and does a horrible job of playing the ukulele. Aside from running a mile without collapsing, traveling is the only other must on her bucket list. On occasion, she does very well at vodka.

Rochelle Paige:

Rochelle Paige is the Amazon bestselling author of nineteen books. She absolutely adores reading and her friends growing up used to tease her when she trailed after them, trying to read and walk at the same time. She loves stories with alpha males, sassy heroines, hot sex and happily ever afters. She is a bit of a genre hopper in both her reading and her writing. So far she's written books in several romance sub-genres including new adult, contemporary, paranormal and romantic suspense. She is the mother of two wonderful sons who inspired her to chase her dream of being an author. She wants them to learn from her that you can live your dream as long as you are willing to work for it.

ARC review: Everything the Heart Wants: A Novel by Savannah Page

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Writer Halley Brennan couldn’t dream up a better love story than her own. Married for eleven years, she and her husband, Adam, are still living their happily ever after. They both know what they want—and don’t want—for their life together. And that includes being child-free. But when one of them has a change of heart about wanting a baby, it brings their marriage and life plans into harsher focus.

Devastated that this bombshell might destroy their relationship, Halley finds comfort in her closest friends: Nina, who’s finally pregnant after years of trying; her sister, Charlotte, an overwhelmed mother of three; and Marian, a successful businesswoman who regrets letting go of her one true love.

Now, with their guidance and support, Halley begins a painful journey of self-discovery. As she searches her heart to make a life-changing decision for both herself and Adam, she realizes that someone is bound to get hurt. Will their perfect love be too great a sacrifice for everything her heart wants?


Everything the Heart Wants was a great read. I don't think I have ever read a book with a main character that was so me in this way. We are first introduced to our main character, Halley, when she is telling us a bit of her history. How she has never wanted kids, never, how she would bring that up on the first date with guys she dated to make sure that that was okay with them before things get serious. Because if they really want kids it wouldn't work out. Better to find that out before you fall in love and start planning a future and realize you both want different things. Because kids? They are a big deal. There is not an easy way to compromise with kids. If you are not on the same page then one person must put aside their wants for the other. Which could be not so good in the long run depending on the situation/relationship/people involved. And that is me. I am so Halley in this way. I have never wanted to have kids. I brought it up right away with anyone I dated because it is a big deal. It really is a deal breaker for some people. And I got lucky to find my husband who is totally on board with it just being us. We love our life as it is. I love my friend's kids, I am super happy for them that they have the family that they want and it is great. I just don't want that for myself. So I got Halley. Everything she said about how she met her husband and how her life worked out up until this point I was just like yes! Exactly! Yes! It was pretty awesome because like I said I have never encountered a character like that in one of my books. It was refreshing to read. Something different. 

Only what happens when one person in the relationship changes their mind? What happens when you are still super in love, but one person now wants a baby? When one person goes back on that life of no kids that was agreed upon? Man, this was a rough one. And it was a bit...intense for me to read. Nerve-wracking and really shook me up. I will be honest it made me a little paranoid that maybe my husband would change his mind and then what would I do? Because I am still firmly in the no kids boat. As I was reading I was afraid to go on, but couldn't put it down at the same time. I didn't want to see what would happen because as I said kids are a big deal. How can two people make that work when they want different things? really made me think about what I would do in that situation. It would be hard. It is really a difficult situation. 

Throughout all of this, through Halley trying to figure out what to do now that the plans have changed, you also have a few side stories. Mainly Halley's sister who is having a few bumps in her marriage as well (I love how the author had this play out. What was going on and who was involved and all of it) and Halley's friend who has always been really surface level with guy because she let the love of her life go when she was younger and now regrets that. Really I think I could have read a whole book about both of these characters and what happens with them. The sister would be another tough read, but one I gladly would. And Marian's could be a wonderful second chance romance if everything worked out the way she wanted. But it was nice seeing the strong friendships and people who were there for Halley when she was having troubles of her own. When she was trying to figure out what to do in her own marriage now that it is not what she always thought it would be. 

I really enjoyed this story and it was surprisingly uplifting at the end. I really wasn't expecting to come out of it feeling so good about everything. I was sure while reading that it would be a downer, but instead I was left feeling so hopeful and positive. It was a really great read. I can't wait to read more from this author.

*Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Release: Behind the Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry

Behind the Bars is now available!! 

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When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.

I was the awkward musician, and she was the high school queen.
The only things we had in common were our music and our loneliness.

Something in her eyes told me her smile wasn’t always the truth.
Something in her voice gave me a hope I always wished to find.
And in a flash, she was gone.

Years later, she was standing in front of me on a street in New Orleans.
She was different, but so was I. Life made us colder. Harder. Isolated.


Even though we were different, the broken pieces of me recognized the sadness in her.
Now she was back, and I wouldn’t make the mistake of letting her go again.

When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.
When we met again, I became her darkest storm.

About the Author:

Hi! I'm Brittainy! Join me as we travel through my mind as a Romance Author. This includes such things as my random thoughts, tricks, tips, things I'm learning, things I'm re-learning, things I'm forgetting, and my weird ways of crafting stories.

Boost: Darkness Matters by Jay McLean

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It’s the same old story, really.
Good versus evil.
Heroes versus villains.
Light versus dark.
For two years, college freshman Noah Morgan lived his life somewhere in the middle, fighting darkness and light, always searching for answers to a single question:
Why, Noah, why?
The same three words keep him up at night, struggling for air while gripping a plastic cylinder containing white pills to match the white label with his name printed in ink as deep and dark as his memories—memories that turned him into a recluse.
A shut-in.
An introvert.
Luckily for him, that’s not how the girl next door sees him.

Enter to win a signed paperback of Darkness Matters, a $20 Amazon Gift Card or a $10 Amazon Gift Card. 

About the Author:

Jay McLean is an international best-selling author and full-time reader, writer of New Adult Romance, and most of all, procrastinator. When she's not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, playing house and binge watching Netflix.

She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.

Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in a forever half-done home where music is loud and laughter is louder.