Exclusive EXCERPT Reveal! LOVE ONLINE by Penelope Ward

The great Penelope Ward has a new novel coming out next week. I’ve loved her since reading, Stepbrother Dearest. And I cannot wait to get my hands on her latest book, Love Online. It comes out next week on August 27th! Check out an exclusive excerpt below. Love Online Excerpt: Needing a few seconds to prepare, I…

A Romance Review of Above All by Rebecca Brooks

After reading the synopsis of Above All, I knew I had to check it out. I love the idea of escaping a painful past in dramatic fashion. And Casey does just this. The vast majority of this story takes place at a campground in the Adirondacks. The reason for Casey’s need for solitude is because of…

HOT New Release: Coach Long by K. Webster

I loooooove a taboo story. Something about the forbidden… So, after reading the enticing summary, I went ahead and added it to my Goodreads list! Can’t wait to dive in. Have you read Coach Long? Thoughts? Glowing reviews? Swoon-worthy excerpts to share? Let me know in the comments! A taboo treat available in Kindle Unlimited! …

EXCITEMENT: Two Weeks Notice by Whitney G.

I just downloaded THREE Whitney G. books and I am in love. Ever since Beautiful Bastard, I’ve been a fan of the love-hate, office romance trope. So, I cannot wait for Two Weeks Notice…  Have you read a Whitney G. romance? I’d love to hear your thoughts or read your review! To Whom It May…

SUMMER ROMANCE REVIEW: Between the Waves by Ellie Malouff

Since I don’t have a vacation on the horizon, I’d been looking for a summer romance novel to sink my teeth into and escape. If you’re looking for a beachy read like I was, I recommend Between the Waves by Ellie Malouff. This story pulls you in from page one with the introduction of Audrey….

The Marriage Pact: A Review

My two favorite genres are romance and crime. And you wouldn’t believe how often these two intersect. I’ve written about how some of my favorite love stories are buried within crime novels, but this tale takes this concept to a whole new level. The Marriage Pact starts off strong with Jake’s narration. And even though it’s a…

Zipping My Way Through the Edgar Award Nominees – David Joy

Summary The area surrounding Cashiers, North Carolina, is home to people of all kinds, but the world that Jacob McNeely lives in is crueler than most. His father runs a methodically organized meth ring, with local authorities on the dime to turn a blind eye to his dealings. Having dropped out of high school and…

Self-Publishing Phenomenon

“Physically, he was my dream and in every other way, my nightmare.” ― Stepbrother Dearest, Penelope Ward I love a successful self-publishing story! And Penelope Ward is a phenom. As she should be, because Ward is an excellent writer. In this scenario, Ward had good timing as well. There was a stepbrother romance trend happening…

The Power of Historical Young Adult Fiction

Spoilers! The future unrolled before her like a ribbon: sleeping with a chair hooked under the doorknob every night, beating carpets on the back steps, cooking the boarders’ breakfast, scrubbing the toilets, changing the linens, pouring fresh water in the basins, haggling with vendors at the Viktualienmarkt, fighting the nightmares about Papa, imagining his bloody…

Beautiful Boss

What a cover, right? Hanna is fierce! Christina Lauren almost always seems to be a five star guarantee. But this novella didn’t work for me. Since it arrived on my Kindle at the end of February, I’ve reread certain parts hoping something might pull me in…but, no. There were a few reasons why… Anticipation. Its…