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Book Review: Goodbye Paradise (Hello Goodbye #1) by Sarina Bowen @SarinaBowen

Book Review: Goodbye Paradise (Hello Goodbye #1) by Sarina Bowen @SarinaBowen

Book Review: Goodbye Paradise (Hello Goodbye #1) by Sarina Bowen @SarinaBowenGoodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowen
Series: Hello Goodbye #1
on March 21, 2017
Genres: M/M, Romance
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Most people called it a cult. But for twenty years, Josh & Caleb called it home.

In Paradise, there is no television. No fast food. Just long hours of farm work and prayer on a dusty Wyoming ranch, and nights in a crowded bunkhouse. The boys of the Compound are kept far from the sinners’ world.

But Joshua doesn’t need temptation to sin. His whole life, he’s wanted his best friend, Caleb. By day they work side by side. Only when Josh closes his eyes at night can they be together the way he craves.

It can never be. And his survival depends on keeping his terrible desires secret.

Caleb has always protected Josh against the worst of the bullying at the Compound. But he has secrets of his own, and a plan to get away — until it all backfires.

Josh finds himself homeless in a world that doesn’t want him. Can Caleb find him in time? And will they find a place of safety, where he can admit to Josh how he really feels?

Warning: Contains a hot male/male romance, copious instances of taking the Lord's name in vain, and love against the kitchen counter. This book was previously released under the title: In Front of God & Everyone.

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About Sarina Bowen

Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty contemporary romance from Vermont’s Green Mountains. (Her ancestors began logging and farming Vermont during the 18th century. These were rugged, outdoor types without benefit of a laptop or a good latte. It boggles the mind.)

Sarina enjoys skiing, skating and good food. She lives in Windsor County, Vermont, with her family, eight chickens and too much ski gear and hockey equipment.

Audiobook Review: Triple Play (Homeruns #3) by Sloan Johnson @authorsloanj

Audiobook Review: Triple Play (Homeruns #3) by Sloan Johnson @authorsloanjTriple Play by Sloan Johnson
Series: Homeruns #3
on October 13, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, M/M
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Drew Jackson seemed to have it all. He has a family who loves and supports him, a tight circle of friends, and is a rising star with the Milwaukee Mavericks. Then, it all begins to unravel. Cam, the only man he’s ever loved, falls head over heels for Drew’s teammate. He makes a critical mistake in the playoffs that he’s not sure he’ll be able to recover from. And then, his world really crashes around him…

Eric Sapp may no longer play for the Mavericks, but he’s still one of the guys. No one could have imagined how much his life would change when he agreed to help his former teammates mourn the end of their run for the pennant. After stopping a brutal attack, Eric is forced to face the feelings that’ve been growing for his roommate, Drew. That’d be much easier if Drew wasn’t hell-bent on pushing everyone away as he recovers.

Neither of them were counting on Bryce Shaw. He and Drew enjoyed the one night they spent together, but knew it was unlikely they’d be anything more since they lived in different parts of the country. After Bryce is relocated to help a failing LGBT homeless outreach, he wants to explore something more with the Mavericks’ short stop.

As much as Eric wishes he could be the one to help his friend, he knows Bryce holds the key to Drew’s recovery. Will pushing the two back together be the biggest mistake of his life or will they all learn there is strength in numbers?

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About Sloan Johnson

Sloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s life. While she longs for the hustle and bustle of New York City or Las Vegas, she hasn’t yet figured out how to sit on the deck with her morning coffee, watching the deer and wild turkeys in the fields while surrounded by concrete and glass.

When she was three, her parents received their first call from the principal asking them to pick her up from school. Apparently, if you aren’t enrolled, you can’t attend classes, even in Kindergarten. The next week, she was in preschool and started plotting her first story soon after.

Later in life, her parents needed to do something to help their socially awkward, uncoordinated child come out of her shell and figured there was no better place than a bar on Wednesday nights. It’s a good thing they did because this is where she found her love of reading and writing. Who needs socialization when you can sit alone in your bedroom with a good book?

Now, Sloan is a tattooed mom with a mohawk and two kids. She’s been kicked out of the PTA in two school districts and is no longer asked to help with fundraisers because she’s been known to lose herself with a good book and forget she has somewhere to be.

Blog Tour Review: Running Mate by Katie Ashley @KatieAshleyLuv @RSofRomance

Blog Tour Review: Running Mate by Katie Ashley @KatieAshleyLuv @RSofRomance

Blog Tour Review: Running Mate by Katie Ashley @KatieAshleyLuv @RSofRomanceRunning Mate by Katie Ashley
on February 28, 2017
Genres: Romantic Comedy
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Barrett

The name’s Barrett Callahan. Yeah, that Barrett Callahan—the one the press dubbed “Bare” after those naked sexting pictures surfaced. At twenty-five, I was armed with an MBA from Harvard, an executive position at my father’s Fortune 500 company, a penthouse, and a different piece of delectable eye candy in my bed every weekend. I had a life most men dreamed of. But then my father decided to run for president, and my playboy lifestyle became a liability to his campaign that was built on family values. My “makeover” comes in the form of a fake fiancée who I don't even get to choose--one who is an uptight, choirgirl acting priss but also sexy-as-hell.

Addison

My latest relationship had gone down in flames, and I was drowning in a sea of student loans when in true Godfather status, James Callahan made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. Seven figures for seven months on the campaign trail pretending to be the adoring fiancée of his son, Barrett. As soon as he won the election, our engagement would be dissolved amicably for the press, I was free to ride off into the sunset a million dollars richer, and because of the NDA, no one would be the wiser. Sure, I’d never met the guy, but I’d been a theater nerd in high school. I could pull off any role from Lady Macbeth to Maria Von Trapp. But that was before I met my fake fiancé—the infuriating, self-absorbed, egotistical, drop-dead-sexy King of the Manwhores.

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About Katie Ashley

Katie Ashley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of The Proposition Series, Runaway Train Series, as well as several New Adult and Young Adult titles. Her latest series, Vicious Cycle, has been picked up for publication by Penguin Books.

She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Sons of Anarchy, Downton Abbey, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in English Education, she spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.

Release Day Blitz & Review: The Deep End by Kristen Ashley @KristenAshley68 @InkSlingerPR

Release Day Blitz & Review: The Deep End by Kristen Ashley @KristenAshley68 @InkSlingerPR

Release Day Blitz & Review: The Deep End by Kristen Ashley @KristenAshley68 @InkSlingerPRThe Deep End by Kristen Ashley
on March 7, 2017
Genres: Erotica
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Enter a decadent sensual world where gorgeous alpha males are committed to fulfilling a woman's every desire…
Olivier isn’t sure what he’s gotten himself into when he joins the Honey Club, only that a dark part of him hungers for the lifestyle offered by this exclusive club. Here, no boundary will be left untested…and one's deepest fantasies will become an exquisite reality.
When Amélie invites Olivier to surrender, she gives the alpha submissive what he craves. Soon they both find themselves falling harder than they ever anticipated―but as their connection deepens, the truth about Olivier’s past could destroy everything…
Gripping and seductive, The Deep End is the first book in a sensational new series from bestselling author Kristen Ashley.

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About Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over fifty novels. She grew up in Indiana, but has lived in Colorado and the West Country of England.

Blog Tour Review: Cheater (Curious Liaisons #1) by Rachel Van Dyken @RachVD @InkSlingerPR

Blog Tour Review: Cheater (Curious Liaisons #1) by Rachel Van Dyken @RachVD @InkSlingerPR

Blog Tour Review: Cheater (Curious Liaisons #1) by Rachel Van Dyken @RachVD @InkSlingerPRCheater by Rachel Van Dyken
Series: Curious Liaisons #1
on February 28, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Lucas Thorn wasn’t born a cheater. All it took was a single moment—say, a certain disastrous incident on the night before his wedding—and boom. Reputation destroyed forever and always. So now he owns it. He has a lady friend for every night of the week (except Sundays—God’s day and all), and his rules are simple: No commitments. No exceptions.

But a certain smart-mouthed, strawberry blonde vixen is about to blow that all to hell.

Avery Black has never forgiven Lucas for cheating on her sister. And suddenly being forced to work with him is pretty much a nightmare on steroids. Of course, it does afford her the opportunity to make his life as difficult as possible. But no good revenge scheme comes without payback. Because he didn’t become the Lucas Thorn without learning a few things about women.

Now Avery’s lust for vengeance has turned into, well, lust. And if Lucas stops cheating, it’s definitely not because he’s falling in love…

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About Rachel Van Dyken

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at http://www.rachelvandykenauthor.com

Blog Tour Dual Review: Royally Matched (Royally Series #2) by Emma Chase @EmmaChse

Blog Tour Dual Review: Royally Matched (Royally Series #2) by Emma Chase @EmmaChseRoyally Matched by Emma Chase
on February 21, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry Charles Albert Edgar Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.
Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:
Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.
A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world's most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.
While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.
The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit…and her naughty sense of humor.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.
As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.

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About Emma Chase

By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.

Release Day Blitz with Review & Giveaway: Damage Control (Dirty Money #2) by Lisa Renee Jones @LisaReneeJones

Release Day Blitz with Review & Giveaway: Damage Control (Dirty Money #2) by Lisa Renee Jones @LisaReneeJones

Release Day Blitz with Review & Giveaway: Damage Control (Dirty Money #2) by Lisa Renee Jones @LisaReneeJonesDamage Control by Lisa Renee Jones
Series: Dirty Money #2
on February 21, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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The only thing more dangerous than a dark secret is a damaged heart…

Shane Brandon has been pushed to the brink, torn between his corrupt family and his explosive, all-consuming desire for Emily Stevens, who he now knows is not who, and what, she seems. Has he trusted the wrong person? Will she, not his brother Derek, be the ultimate destruction of his family Empire.

Emily tries to run from Shane, but he will stop her, confront her, force her to reveal all – one hot touch and kiss, at a time, under every intimate detail of who this woman is, and what she wants, is exposed. But as he tears away the dangers of the unknowns with the woman in his bed, and in his heart, The Martina Cartel, has set their sights on his company, his family, and the one piece of leverage they believe he won’t gamble with: Emily.

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About Lisa Renee Jones

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT SERIES, and is now in development by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland) for cable TV. In addition, her Tall, Dark and Deadly series and The Secret Life of Amy Bensen series, both spent several months on a combination of the NY Times and USA Today lists.

Watch the video on casting for the INSIDE TV Show HERE

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 40 books translated around the world. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at on her website and she is active on twitter and facebook daily.

Movie Review: Fifty Shades Darker @E_L_James @Noghar @JamesFoleyJr

Movie Review: Fifty Shades Darker @E_L_James @Noghar @JamesFoleyJrFifty Shades Darker Film by E.L. James
Series: Fifty Shades Trilogy #2
on February 10, 2017
Genres: Erotica
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When a wounded Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) tries to entice a cautious Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian's past start to circle them, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.


Directed by: James Foley

Writing Credits:  Niall Leonard (Screenplay)

E.L. James (Author of Fifty Shades Darker)

 

Cast

Cast (in credits order)

Dakota Johnson Anastasia Steele
Jamie Dornan Christian Grey
Eric Johnson Jack Hyde
Eloise Mumford Kate Kavanagh
Bella Heathcote Leila
Rita Ora Mia Grey
Luke Grimes Elliot Grey
Victor Rasuk Jose
Max Martini Taylor
Bruce Altman Jerry Roach
Kim Basinger Elena Lincoln
Marcia Gay Harden Grace Trevelyan Grey
Andrew Airlie Carrick Grey
Robinne Lee Ros Bailey
Amy Price-Francis Liz
Fay Masterson Mrs. Jones
Ryker Brown 4-Year-Old-Christian
Logan Brown 4-Year-Old-Christian
John Callander Pimp
Carmen Dollard Christian’s Birth Mom
Ellen Ewusie Gallery Guest
Elizabeth McLaughlin Gallery Owner
Albert Nicholas Waiter
Stephan Miers Hairdresser
Michael Meneer Auctioneer
Michael St. John Smith Auction Bidder
Derek Green Auction Bidder
Michelle Harrison Auction Bidder
Mark DeCarlo News Anchor
Bill Dow Willis
Ashleigh LaThrop Hannah
Stephanie Florian News Reporter
Julia Dominczak Gretchen
Shiraine Haas Gwen (as Shirane Haas)
Colin Lawrence Penthouse Restaurant Customer
Lucia Walters Penthouse Restaurant Customer
Brooke Johnston Whispering Gallery Lady
Paniz Zade Salon Receptionist
Carmel Amit Whispering Guest at Masked Party
Isaiah Dobbs Flower Delivery Man
Jose James Gala Crooner
Otis Brown Band Member
Josh Hari Band Member
Rob Compton Yacht Captain

 

As an avid lover of the series, Darker is the one book that stands out for me. I needed this one to be perfect.  After all was said and done, I left the theater with a wide ear to ear smile that continued the whole weekend.

I will be 100% honest and say that there were scenes that lacked a lot for me. I wanted to see more from some of the key moments between Ana and Christian.  Some scenes were cut altogether, I am sure we will see them in the director’s cut DVD, but talking out of the other side of my mouth… it was perfect.  The movie is an interpretation of the book and not all people will see the same interpretation, or even enjoy it.  That’s ok!  I just know how the movie made me feel, happy and excited. I understand that we can’t cram a full book into a two hour movie.  Everyone involved had a huge weight on their shoulders to perform and make this move what the fans wanted.  Erika stood her ground with Darker and it showed.  The movie delivered the fan girl experience and was fan driven to the fullest.

The growth between Ana and Christian was endearing.  Jamie Dornan brought Christian to life with full on color.  To see him laugh, smile, and enjoy himself was a treat.  Playful Christian is damn sexy.  His kinky fuckery was off the charts.  A boy and his toys, need I say more! His transition from FSoG to FSD was perfection.  Dakota played Ana with an innocence that made her adorably cute and hilarious.  Her one liners and facial expressions were spot on.  Adding Eric, as Jack, was a great casting choice.  He played squirmy and sinister so well.  The confrontation scene at SIP was EVERYTHING. I am excited to see what Eric brings to the table in Freed.

Over all I can say I loved FSD. It was a total 180 from FSoG. I loved both of these movies for very different reasons.  This movie was not made for the critics.  Don’t believe everything you read from them. Believe the fans.  Believe the diehards.  This movie is for us.  Hot and sexy, suspenseful and thrilling, FSD is a perfect addition to the movie trilogy.


My obsession with the sinfully sexy megalomaniac that is Mr. Grey has just been personified. With the movie Fifty Shades Darker, I have been blessed with a “two-for.” I loved this serial, felt it in the depths of my marrow, these characters undeniably becoming a part of my being. Yet, I’ve fallen just as hard for the cinematic interpretations for entirely different reasons. I got the best of both worlds. The story that is Christian and Ana is intense devotion, an irrefutable attraction between two halves of an unconventional whole, an all-encompassing love affair. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful epic, about love so consuming it forces each to view life through the eyes of their missing piece. That fragment that is the very connection to their souls, individually and collectively, guiding the demons of the past into the light of future possibilities… More.

Darker is an orgy for the senses.  All of them, a cornucopia of all things beautiful and deviant Yin vs. Yang. Good vs. evil. Light vs. dark. It’s all there, in visceral detail. It’s an exquisite indulgence for your heart, your head, your soul. It’s visual feast for the eyes literally, from the incredible sets that so vividly depict the backdrop of a story we’ve all played out in our minds, to the perfection that is the body of the broken boy, ever bossy millionaire we all fantasize about.

The script was wonderfully done, condensing a manuscript perfectly so the viewer didn’t feel any loss of plot. The cast is bar none. They have become these characters, they are Christian and Ana. I can’t imagine any other actors playing these roles. Jamie and Dakota have done an impeccable job breathing life into entities we know and adore. It was like watching a loved one come of age before your eyes. My heart hurt, I cried, I smiled, I laughed out loud and above all else, I fell in head over heels love all over again. Their affection apparent in each scene, their chemistry jumping off the screen. The camaraderie of the cast evident for all to see. I loved the new additions, their presence enhancing an already loved ensemble. Jack providing yet another delectably alluring element to the tale unfolding, furnishing an air of danger and malevolence you could literally feel in the theatre. I love to hate all things Jack. It’s true, I love him.

I drove from DC to Ohio for the first movie, did the same for this one, and already have plans in place to do so for the conclusion (which I am both anxiously awaiting and dreading in the same breath). These friendships and girls weekends have provided me with some of the best memories of my 43 years. These movies have become about so, so much more. It’s become a community, a family that I’ve been blessed to choose, and for that I will forever be grateful to you Ms. James. I have gained not only a beloved story, but women that have become my tribe.

Can I pick a favorite of the two movies? Maybe. Did it distract from my love for either? In the words of Miss Steele “absolutely not.” I loved every word of this book and it’s impossible to translate each of those words to the silver screen. Were treasured things missing? Yes. Of course there were, but this movie was a vision of its own. This screenplay stayed true to the books in a fashion that will cause each and every reader to stand proud. It was beyond well done, and kudos to all involved. You took a monumental task and handled it with seamless professionalism and love.

We have been given yet another platform to compliment the masterpiece Ms. James so artfully imbedded in our beings as readers. I loved every second of this kinky fuckery. My impatience had grown Darker in anticipation of this movie, now I palm twitchingly bide my time for the next installment hoping it will leave me Freed of the incredible chasm of longing that I’ve no doubt will be the next twelve months of my life.

Now… let’s talk about that preview???

IS IT TIME YET???


Fifty Shades Darker is for the reader, and I am one happy reader. One of the major things I loved about this film was listening to the words from the book spoken by the actors. It gave me chills when those words were uttered.

Jamie and Dakota’s performances were stellar. Jamie Dornan really grew into Christian and I was over the moon with him in this movie. I’m just going to say it ladies, Spreader Bar. OMG! So many amazing and awesome things in this film. It is very fast paced. How else can you cram 532 pages of a book into a two-hour film? I love that all the pivotal moments are in the film. Giddy! That’s how I feel after seeing it three times opening weekend. I will see it again a few times before it leaves theaters. Every time I watch it more things are picked up on. Bella Heathcote was amazing as Leila. She really brought the book character to life. Let’s talk Eric Johnson as Jack Hyde for a minute ladies. Fantastic performance and it’s really hard to hate that man. The entire cast is perfect for the characters they portray.

Soundtrack: Perfection! I am in love with this soundtrack. I listened to the entire soundtrack before seeing the film. I was already in love with the songs, but seeing them with their respective scenes was perfect. I can now tell you where in the movie each song is. The Nick Jonas and Nicki Minaj song is my absolute favorite.

I’m so glad that E.L. James brought us these books and let Hollywood bring them to life for us. Darker was Amazing on it’s on for so many reasons, but the one that makes this reader extremely happy is that it stayed true to the books but with a spin that made it entertaining for the non-reader. Bravo, E.L. James, cast and crew! This reader is in love. #SpreaderBar #SilverSatin #PommelHorse #Darker #BomBidiBom

 




I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker): ZAYN & Taylor Swift

Not Afraid Anymore: Halsey

Pray (feat. Rooty): JRY

Lies In the Dark: Tove Lo

No Running From Me: Toulouse

One Woman Man: John Legend

Code Blue: The-Dream

Bom Bidi Bom: Nick Jonas & Nicki Minaj

Helium: Sia

Cruise (feat. Andrew Jackson): Kygo

The Scientist: Corinne Bailey Rae

They Can’t Take That Away From Me: José James

Birthday: JP Cooper

I Need a Good One (feat. Mark Asari): The Avener

Empty Pack of Cigarettes: Joseph Angel

What Would It Take: Anderson East

What Is Love?: Frances

On His Knees: Danny Elfman

Making It Real: Danny Elfman

Soundtrack 

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About E.L. James

E L James is a TV executive, wife and mother of two, based in West London. Since early childhood, she dreamt of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, but put those dreams on hold to focus on her family and her career. She finally plucked up the courage to put pen to paper with her first novel, Fifty Shades of Grey.

E L James is currently working on her next novel…

Blog Tour Review: MACK DADDY by Penelope Ward @PenelopeAuthor

Blog Tour Review: MACK DADDY by Penelope Ward @PenelopeAuthor

Blog Tour Review: MACK DADDY by Penelope Ward @PenelopeAuthorMACK DADDY by Penelope Ward
on February 13, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a sexy, STANDALONE second-chance romance.

They called him Mack Daddy. No, seriously, his name was Mack. Short for Mackenzie. Thus, the nickname. Perfect, right?

So was he: perfect. The perfect physical male specimen.

At the private school where I taught, Mack Morrison was the only man around in a sea of women.

Everyone wanted a piece of the hot single father of the sweet little boy.

I was riddled with jealousy, because they didn’t know that—to me—he was much more.

They didn’t know about our past.

He’d chosen my school for his son on purpose, because Mack and I, we had unfinished business.

As my friend Lorelai so eloquently put it: “Unfinished business between two people who are clearly attracted to each other is like an eternal case of blue balls.” And I was suffering in pain from my case.

I was still intensely attracted to Mack. I tried to resist him, immersing myself further into a relationship with another man just to protect my heart.

Not to mention, getting involved with a parent was strictly against school rules. But seeing Mack day in and day out was breaking me down.

And soon I might be breaking all the rules.

Author's note – Told in alternating points of view, Mack Daddy is a full-length standalone novel.

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About Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

Paperback Release Launch with Review & Giveaway: The Bachelor Auction (The Bachelors of Arizona #1) by Rachel Van Dyken @RachVD

Paperback Release Launch with Review & Giveaway: The Bachelor Auction (The Bachelors of Arizona #1) by Rachel Van Dyken @RachVD

Paperback Release Launch with Review & Giveaway: The Bachelor Auction (The Bachelors of Arizona #1) by Rachel Van Dyken @RachVDThe Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken
Series: The Bachelors of Arizona
on January 31, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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NOW IN PAPERBACK!

The first book in an all-new contemporary romance series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken.

Cinderella never had to deal with this crap.

Jane isn't entirely sure that Cinderella got such a raw deal. Sure, she had a rough start, but didn't she eventually land a prince and a happily-ever-after? Meanwhile, Jane is busy waiting on her demanding, entitled sisters, running her cleaning business, and . . . yep, not a prince in sight. Until a party and a broken shoe incident leave Jane wondering if princes---or at least, a certain deliciously hunky billionaire---maybe do exist.

Except Brock Wellington isn't anyone's dream guy. Hell, a prince would never agree to be auctioned off in marriage to the highest bidder. Or act like an arrogant jerk---even if it was just a façade. Now, as Brock is waiting for the auction chopping block, he figures it's karmic retribution that he's tempted by a sexy, sassy woman he can't have. But while they can't have a fairy-tale ending, maybe they can indulge in a little bit of fantasy . . .

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About Rachel Van Dyken

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at http://www.rachelvandykenauthor.com