Friday, May 31, 2024

Preorder: Notorious (IOU #5) by Leslie McAdam


by Leslie McAdam 

Releases on June 6th!

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Picking up your favorite adult film star at a bar in Vegas is a bad idea—especially when you wake up the next morning married to him. Ask me how I know.

Before I met Velvet the Cowboy, the public knew me as an innocuous guy who was running for office.

Now I’ve gone from boring to notorious in twenty-four hours.

The hot stranger’s ring on my finger puts a damper on my political ambitions, since his day job isn’t voter-friendly. An annulment is a no-go, and a quickie divorce would make me look unreliable.

In any case, when I find out Velvet’s dark plans, I know I can’t let him out of my sight. Which means I’m taking a gorgeous, 6’6”, slow-talking cowboy home with me to protect him from himself.

Being with him might light my career on fire. I’m just not expecting it to do the same to my heart.

Notorious is a stand-alone contemporary romance about Johnny Haskell, a cowboy turned adult star who stops to pet every good dog (and they’re all good dogs), and Kurt Delmont, a senatorial candidate who wants to save the world. It features recovery from a mental health crisis, healing from old wounds, and love that takes these two by surprise. This book contains sensitive themes; a detailed description of the contents is in the author’s note in the book preview. Happily ever after guaranteed.


Release Boost: Fighting for Adalyn (Redemption Harbor Security #3) by Katie Reus

Fighting for Adalyn 

by Katie Reus 

Available now!

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Return to the action-packed Redemption Harbor Security series in this enemies-to-lovers romance!

She trusted the wrong person…

And got good people killed. While Adalyn will live with that mistake forever, she finally got justice. Even if it cost more than she’d imagined. But the past has come back to haunt her—and it wants revenge. An old enemy is out to destroy everything she holds dear, starting with her sister. He’s targeting all her former haunts and connections in New Orleans, using the wildness of Mardi Gras week to commit his crimes.

He thought she betrayed him and never looked back…

Rowan, veteran Marine, has hated Adalyn for getting his team killed. Until he discovers that the former CIA agent risked everything to stop the real perpetrator. Now they’re racing against the clock to stop a faceless madman determined to kill them and as many people as possible before the week is over. If they can’t figure out who he is or what his endgame is, an entire city could go up in flames—with them in it.

Author note: this book is a stand-alone in the Redemption Harbor Security series with an HEA and no cliffhanger.

About the Author:

Katie Reus® is the USA Today bestselling author of the Red Stone Security® series, the Ancients Rising series and the MacArthur Family trilogy. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing thrilling romantic suspense and paranormal romance.

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

Book Tour: The Gnome and the Science Experiment (Gob the Gnome) by Marilyn Slaughter, illustrated by Angel Neha, with my review

The Gnome and the Science Experiment

by Marilyn Slaughter

Illustrator: Angel Neha


Children's Book

Date Published: March 6, 2024

Publisher: Mindstir Media


This short story is about Nathan's adventures during a 5th grade science field trip to the Sunbrook Forest National Park. Nathan is familiar with the park because he and his sister Iris has visited the park before with the encouragement of their mom. Nathan overcomes some anxieties of not liking the subject science, having to buddy with the 5th grade bully, and worrying about other 5th graders, teachers and volunteers might see Gob the gnome and cause problems for Gob and the park. By the end of the science fieldtrip Nathan has built a level of confidence that he could make the best science presentation in his classroom and together with the 5th grade bully develop a monthly 'Clean the Park' project where he and his classmates join to clean up the forest. a mother wanting her children to enjoy the outdoors. Nathan meets an interesting park ranger who later become very instrumental in his interest in science, the environment and his future career plan after high school.

Since the 1400s, folklore has described gnomes as guardians of treasure and the protectors of Earth. Gnomes represents stability, growth, and good luck. This is the third book of the six-book series about Gob the gnome. The six books in this series all revolve around a gnome, the protector of a local forest, who becomes friends with Nathan and Iris and helps to educate them on the importance of caring for the environment.


My Review - 5 of 5 stars - 

Another in the Gob the Gnome series and just as wonderful. Nathan went with his school to the National Park, and he hoped that Gob would stay hidden. He was paired with the class bully, Tucker, for the experiment. Tucker threw litter into the lake, and the boys received a great lesson on water pollution and ecosystems. Again, I enjoyed the glossary at the back, the illustrations accompanying the story, and lesson within the story, told so that children should understand.

About the Author

Marilyn Slaughter is an educator with experience teaching second through fifth grades, middle school science, and social studies. She now spends time authoring books for children and adults for engagement, learning, and entertainment. Marilyn’s first six books are a set with the theme of children, with their families enjoying the outdoors; and with teachers and classmates learning about the environment. The children are introduced to a magical and mythical being in the forest and they work to save the local forest. Her goal is to provide a fun read with an entertaining way for children to learn about science.

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Book Tour: Inside the Penalty Box (Vancouver Dominators #1) by S.L. Sterling with my review

Inside the Penalty Box

Series: Vancouver Dominators Book 1

by S.L. Sterling

Release: May 24, 2024

Genre/Tropes: Sports Romance; Hockey Romance; One night stand; He falls first; Forbidden love 

Cover Design Credit: Thunderstruck Cover Design

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I kept my nose clean. Bad publicity was the last thing you wanted, and I’d had my share since my last breakup went public. We’d also just lost our last five games.

The boys and I decided to head to the islands for a little R&R. I’d never been so happy for a break. That was where I saw her. She didn’t seem to recognize me, which made it better, so I made my move. We didn’t exchange names or numbers. We shared one carefree night, that was all I wanted and that was all it was supposed to be.

A few months later, regret from that night had almost eaten away at me. I hadn’t been able to get her out of my mind. I wouldn’t say I fell in love with her, or maybe I did. All I knew was that night was the closest I’d ever come to insta-love and I wanted more but we’d had our fun. Yet, I was still mentally kicking myself for at least not getting her name.

We're about to head into the playoffs when I return home and that is when the universe decides to bring us back together in one of the worst places ever. Only this time won’t be like the last, I decide I won’t let her slip through my fingers. This time, I’ve promised myself nothing, and all bets are off.

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5 Stars from KDWebzbookie - “​​I absolutely adored this book! Dylan and Aurora were pure chemistry.”

5 Stars from Cajun Heat Book Blog - “Great start to the series and this reader can’t wait to see what happens next with Dominator’s Hockey team.”

5 Star Bookbub Review - “This book is a must read, page turner, and has all the feels.”

Author Bio:

S.L. Sterling was born and raised in southern Ontario. She now lives in Northern Ontario Canada and is married to her best friend and soul mate and their two dogs. 

An avid reader all her life, S.L. Sterling dreamt of becoming an author. She decided to give writing a try after one of her favorite authors launched a course on how to write your novel. This course gave her the push she needed to put pen to paper and her debut novel "It Was Always You" was born. 

When S.L. Sterling isn't writing or plotting her next novel she can be found curled up with a cup of coffee, blanket and the newest romance novel from one of her favorite authors on her e-reader. Her favorite authors include Kendall Ryan, Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward, Lauren Blakely, Alessandra Torre and Willow Winters. 

In her spare time, she enjoys camping, hiking, sunny destinations, spending quality time with family and friends and of course reading.  

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My Review - 4 1/2 of 5 stars - 

4 1/2 stars. Aurora and Dylan started off hot with a one-night stand. Life got more complicated when they came face to face later. I enjoyed Dylan as he ignored most of the influences around him so that he could continue getting to know and love Aurora. Aurora's past kept her hesitant, but I was glad when her head and heart won out. With many factors that could have separated them, I loved how they did not break up because of them. There were steamy moments and a few tearful moments, and I enjoyed this read very much.

Cover Reveal and Preorder: Fire Peak (Firelight Ridge #2) by Jennifer Bernard

Fire Peak 

by Jennifer Bernard 

Releases on June 25th!

Available on All Platforms

From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Jennifer Bernard comes a new sizzling suspense series set in the Alaskan wilderness.

In book 2 of the Firelight Ridge series, a game of cat and mouse brings Charlie Santa Lucia to stunning Fire Peak Lodge, with investigator Nick Perini in hot pursuit. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Teaser: Foul Play (L.A. Phantoms #2) by Kat Mizera

Foul Play by Kat Mizera releases on June 18th!
Available on All Platforms


The Phantoms are back with a vengeance… and the City of Angels will never be the same.

When the world's top supermodel’s friend zones you, what's a determined hockey player supposed to do?

Change her mind.

But it’ll take more than a trick play to convince her.

Cheyenne is more than a stunning beauty; she's a part of my life, my bed, and now my heart.

But she has a plan—one that doesn't include marriage or serious relationships.

She likes me, but it's not enough. I need to know if I’m enough.

It’s time to man up and lay it all on the line. 

It’s now or never. 

Teaser: Promises in the Sand (Driftwood Key Beach Reads #3) by Clara Palms

Promises in the Sand by Clara Palms releases on June 18th!

Start the continuing series now with Secrets in the Surf!

FREE with Kindle Unlimited


Secrets are unraveling, unexpected bonds are forming, and the promise of happiness is shimmering on the sea at dawn…

Jessica Steele and her daughters are reeling in a whirlwind of revealed secrets and unexpected joys.

But the most precious treasure of all might just come as a surprise to everyone.

The Driftwood Key Beach Reads series features determined women finding happiness in the pale sands and crystal blue surf of the Florida Keys.

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The Driftwood Key Beach Reads are clean & wholesome family sagas. They MUST be read in order.

Read them all!

Secrets in the Surf, Memories in Sea Glass, and Promises in the Sand 

Release: His Sacrifice (Banachi Family #3) by Winter Travers with a giveaway

His Sacrifice

Series: Banachi Family Book 3

by Winter Travers

Release Date: May 29, 2024

Genre: Romantic Suspense/Mafia Romance

Series Tropes: Enemies-to-Lovers, Second Chance Romance, Best Friend’s Sister, Age Gap, Sworn Off Love, Wallflower, Opposites Attract




Trouble is headed straight for the Banachi.

And that trouble knows everything about them.

For years, the devil has been right next to Creed and the guys, and they never even suspected it. Now that they know she’s coming for them, they’re ready.

Except the devil is still two steps ahead of them, and she has an unwilling helper.


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His Reward

His Claim

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Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Winter Travers is a devoted wife, mother, and aunt turned author who was born and raised in Wisconsin. After a brief stint in South Carolina following her heart to chase the man who is now her hubby, they retreated back up North to the changing seasons, and to the place they now call home.

Winter spends her days writing happily ever afters, and her nights being a karate mom hauling her son to practices and tournaments.. She also has an addiction to anything MC related, puppies, and baking.

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Release: ...And a Wake-Up (Owens Protective Services #19) by Giulia Lagomarsino

…And A Wake-Up

Series: Owens Protective Services Book 19

by Giulia Lagomarsino

Release: May 27, 2024

Genre: Romantic Suspense/Protector Romance

Cover Design: T.E. Black Designs

Photography: Reggie Deanching

Cover Model: Shawn Joseph




I should be on Island Time right now.

They say no man is an island.

Well, let me tell you something. I was born for island living.

I like to drink, smoke my cigars, and sleep under my favorite hat.

That’s my idea of a good time.

Island living isn’t for everyone, especially the guys at OPS.

You would think as former military that I would fit right in.

But unlike them, I don’t take great pleasure in rescuing the girl, taking out baddies, or saving the world.

That’s not what Island Time is about.

All I need is a woman in my bed and a drink in my hand.

I just didn’t realize what I was getting myself into when I brought this particular woman home.

Fista…Whista? Nah, that’s not right. I’ll remember her name one of these days.

Names aren’t really important.

But her scent…I would go to church if it meant knowing what that amazing smell was.

Granted, I’d probably turn to ash the moment I stepped through the doors, but it was a risk I was willing to take.

For her.

Just as long as I still get my Island Time. 

A man doesn’t change overnight, and there’s no way I’m up island living for a woman. Not even if she said she doesn’t want me anymore.

How much longer can I hold out?

It’s been five days …And A Wake-Up.

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In the Trenches: An OPS Protector Romance Novel 


Nuclear Option: An OPS Protector Romance Novel


Charlie Foxtrot: An OPS Protector Romance Novel


Pop Smoke: An OPS Protector Romance Novel


Alpha Mike Foxtrot: An OPS Protector Romance Novel


Got Your Six: An OPS Protector Romance Novel


Full Battle Rattle: An OPS Protector Romance Novel


Embrace the Suck: An OPS Protector Romance Novel


Assume the Position: An OPS Protector Romance Novel


Soup Sandwich: An OPS Protector Romance Novel


Secret Squirrel: An OPS Protector Romance Novel


Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone: An OPS Protector Romance Novel


Pucker Factor: An OPS Protector Romance Novel


Blowed Up: An OPS Protector Romance


Balls to the Walls: An OPS Protector Romance


Bite the Bullet: An OPS Protector Romance


Free-Fire Zone: An OPS Protector Romance


Left-Handed Monkey Wrench: An OPS Protector Romance


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I'm a stay at home mom that loves to read. Some of my favorite titles are Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Horatio Hornblower. I started writing when I was trying to come up with suggestions on ways I could help bring in some extra money. I came up with the idea that I could donate plasma because you could earn an extra $500/month. My husband responded with, "No. Find something else. Write a blog. Write a book." I didn't think I had anything to share on blog that a thousand other mothers hadn't already thought of. I decided to take his challenge seriously and sat down to write my first book, Jack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing. From there, the stories continued to flow and I haven't been able to stop. I hope my readers enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Between reading, writing, and taking care of three small kids, my days are quite full.

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Free!!! Wild Mountain Scots (Obsessed, Hunted, and Stolen) by Jolie Vines, free for a limited time

Look! A summer gift from Jolie to you  If you like hot Scots, then you can start Jolie’s Wild Mountain Scots series as the first 3 books are...