Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Reluctant Hearts Review Tour (Write Review)

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Reluctant Hearts

by Linda Griffin


GENRE: Contemporary Romance



Four couples, four stories: Darien Francis and Richard Li meet during a bank robbery, but she's afraid to love again. Shane Kenniston and Beth Parker are reacquainted years after she had a crush on him, but she is a recent widow, and Shane's life was upended by a false accusation. David Early and Kate Howard meet in the laundromat, but her life is consumed by the needs of her disabled child, and David isn't ready for the responsibility. Realtor Frank Ellison meets Kayla Barnes at an open house, but a mistaken first impression derails any chance of romance. Can they all overcome the obstacles to love?



Kate,” he said, into a pause that had unexpectedly lengthened into a silence, and she turned toward him, smiling a little. Without knowing he was going to, he kissed her. She was warm and willing, and then she murmured, “David,” half in protest, and pulled away.

“I’m sorry,” she said. “It’s not you. You’re a very nice guy.”

“It’s all right.”

“I can’t do this right now. My life is complicated enough.”

“I wasn’t trying to complicate your life.”

“No, I know.” 

“It’s all right,” he said again. He took her hand. “Relax. There’s no cost or obligation.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I was born and raised in San Diego, California and earned a BA in English from San Diego State University and an MLS from UCLA. I began my career as a reference and collection development librarian in the Art and Music Section of the San Diego Public Library and then transferred to the Literature and Languages Section, where I had the pleasure of managing the Central Library’s Fiction collection. Although I also enjoy reading biography, memoir, and history, fiction remains my first love. In addition to the three R’s—reading, writing, and research—I enjoy Scrabble, movies, and travel.

My earliest ambition was to be a “book maker” and I wrote my first story, “Judy and the Fairies,” with a plot stolen from a comic book, at the age of six. I broke into print in college with a story in the San Diego State University literary journal, The Phoenix, but most of my magazine publications came after I left the library to spend more time on my writing

My stories, in every length from short shorts to novellas, have been published in numerous journals, including Eclectica, The Binnacle, The Nassau Review, Orbis, and Thema Literary Journal, and I have six novels available from the Wild Rose Press. 

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Friday, May 26, 2023

Matchmaker 1.0 APLHA Release Blast J. Haney & S.I. Hayes

1.0 ALPHA Matchmaker


J. Haney & S.I. Hayes

A New Adult, Brother's Best Friend College Dating App Romance

Thursday, May 25, 2023

The Vitucci Mafiosos Collection Release


Vitucci Mafiosos Collection 


Terri Anne Browning

Contemporary New Adult Mafia Romance Series



From WSJ & USAToday Bestselling Author Terri Anne Browning comes; The Vitucci Mafiosos Complete Collection. All four novels are under one volume with commissioned artwork. “To Love, To Honor, And To Protect.” Whether you are new to The Vitucci family or an old friend, this collection is a must-have. It’s time to experience a crime family that lives by its codes and will do anything to keep their loved ones safe. Even if it may mean burning the city down around them. So strike the match, and watch the love burn.

Terri Anne Browning is a Wall Street Journal and USA TODAY bestselling author. She writes contemporary romance featuring rockers, bikers, and mafiosos--but mostly about the strong female characters who rule what has become known as the Rocker Universe.

Terri Anne lives in Virginia with her husband, their three demons--err, children-- a Frenchie named Ciri and a chatty as-sin bird named Raven.









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Monday, May 8, 2023

Review: The Third Son

The Third Son The Third Son by Dyan Layne
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
adventurous, emotional, mysterious, tense, and fast-paced

Have you read Dyan? I hadn't! I now have a hard-on to read the rest of her words! Like, Ma'am, I read this book in like two hours when I should have absolutely been sleeping. I'm a gal who loves me some Stepbrother and a no-choose relationship! I love how descriptive Dyan wrote. I felt like I was right there in Arien's spot. That always makes for the best books. If you haven't read any of Dyan's stories yet, this is your sign to pick them up today!

Content Warnings
Moderate: Grief and Death of a parent

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Monday, May 1, 2023

#NEWRELEASE Redhude Redemption by Author Rachel Starkie


Redhude Redemption


Rachel Starkie

Fairy Tale Retelling Red Riding Hood Reimagining, Full of Shfters, Conspiracies, and Suspence 



Secrets have a way of coming to light.

When Carmine was a little girl, she was told she would hunt monsters. Donning the Red Hood of her foremothers, she never dreamed she would love a Wolf.

Desperate to find a way out of life as a Redhude, secrets begin to unravel her world, and there may be no going back.

A spicy reimagining of the Classic Red Riding Hood tale.

  Rachel Starkie is a British Author and resin-making addict forging her own path in the Indie Fantasy genre. With stories as varied as her other creations, she creates worlds full of feisty characters where who and what you love doesn’t matter so long as it’s hot and the villain gets their comeuppance in the end.









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