This Passionate reader is compassionate about giving back to authors who create incredible stories that help me escape reality. You will find my reviews are honest, genuine and detailed. I review for Indie and Best Selling Authors in the US, Canada, and the UK. On GoodReads, NetGalley, Facebook, Twitter, and this website. *PLEASE NOTE: I only review psychological thrillers, true crime, romance/suspense, medical thrillers, mysteries, medical memoirs, metoo, and romance from the heart

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

#ReleaseBlitz Wild Night By Mari Carr #SocialButterflyPR

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Wild Night, an all-new smoking hot frenemies-to-lovers standalone from New York Times bestselling author Mari Carr is available now!

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He never realized the woman of his dreams is his lifelong frenemy…
After a few too many drinks at a Halloween party, Kelli spends the night in the arms of a man who rocks her world. However, when she learns her mystery Mr. Right is Mr. Hell No, Colm Collins, she’s ready to run for the hills. He’s more than a confirmed bachelor and highly regarded lawyer--not to mention the best sex of her life.
He’s also her least favorite person alive.
But Colm refuses to accept just one wild night with her. He wants them all--and this sexy man plays dirty.

#ReleaseBlitz Making Whoopie By Erin Nicholas #SocialButterflyPR

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This marriage of convenience is about to get sticky.

Making Whoopie, an all-new fun and flirty marriage of convenience standalone from New York Times bestselling author Erin Nicholas, is available now!

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Getting hitched for the health insurance is not Jocelyn Asher’s idea of romance.
But the hospital quote has really frosted her cookies, and suddenly, “I’m rich. We should just get married,” sounds a whole lot more swoony.
Especially when the man proposing is this gorgeous. And takes her to parties featuring champagne and petit fours. She’s a sucker for anything with bubbles or icing. And just like that she finds herself married to a near stranger.
Grant Lorre is usually allergic to spontaneity.
So why did he ask the beautiful small-town baker he had a one-night stand with to marry him? Somehow watching her lick batter off a whisk--not a euphemism--made a wedding and a little fraud seem like a sweet idea.
They’ll just play house and make some whoopie--pies, of course--for a few months and then move on with their separate lives. Until then, bring on the cream filling. And that is a euphemism.
But as things heat up even outside of the kitchen, they quickly realize there’s no recipe to follow when it comes to love.

#BookBlitz Crushing it By Lorelei Parker #XpressoTours


Crushing It
Lorelei Parker
Published by: Kingston Publishing Company
Publication date: June 30th 2020
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance
In life, as in gaming, there’s a way around every obstacle . . .
To pitch her new role-playing game at a European conference, developer Sierra Reid needs to overcome her terror of public speaking. What better practice than competing in a local bar’s diary slam, regaling an audience with old journal entries about her completely humiliating college crush on gorgeous Tristan Spencer?
Until the moderator says, “Next up, Tristan Spencer . . .”
Sierra is mortified, but Tristan is flattered. Caught up in memories of her decade-old obsession as they reconnect, Sierra tries to dismiss her growing qualms about him. But it’s not so easy to ignore her deepening friendship with Alfie, the cute, supportive bar owner. She and Alfie were college classmates too, and little by little, Sierra is starting to wonder if she’s been focusing her moves on the wrong target all along, misreading every player’s motivations.
Maybe the only winning strategy is to start playing by her heart . . .

Monday, June 29, 2020

#Sale Callback By Katana Collins #SocialButterflyPR


"Deliciously sexy.”—Nikki Sloane, USA Today Bestselling Author

Callback, a sensual and electrifying standalone from Katana Collins is ON SALE for ONLY 99¢ for a limited time! 

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I had a reputation and he had the solution.
I thought I was done with Hollywood.
Done with acting.
Done with scandal.
Done with all the lies this industry thrives on.
Then I met him…
Jude Fisher.
A man who knows what he wants. A man who doesn’t accept no and demands more from me than I know how to give.
It started out as a way to prepare for the role of a lifetime. But as it gets closer and closer to the audition, I don’t want our scenes to end.
He makes me want him when I thought I had built an impenetrable wall around my heart. He makes me trust him when I thought there was no one left in our industry to trust.
But it’s all just an act … right?
It’s all just for the callback.

#Sale #CoverReveal This Love Hurts By W. Winters #SocialButterflyPR


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This Love Hurts, book one in an all-new, thrilling and highly addictive trilogy by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Willow Winters, is releasing July 14th, and we have the gorgeous cover! 

#ReleaseBlitz #BookReview: A Boy Made of Sunshine By Colette Davison #GayBookPromotions

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Book Title: A Boy Made of Sunshine

Author: Colette Davison

Publisher: Independently Published

Cover Artist: Colette Davison

Release Date: June 29, 2020

Genre/s: Contemporary M/M Romance

Trope/s: Grumpy and sunshine, opposites attract, age-gap, Daddy kink

Themes: Patience

Heat Rating: 4 flames

Length: approximately 62,000 words 

It is a standalone story.




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A strict Daddy. A sassy neighbour. Can opposites attract?


Sunday, June 28, 2020

#BookReview The President Raped Me Too By Q.X. Ganick


Only one man in America is above the law, but one woman will risk everything for justice.

Fact: no U.S. President in history has ever been indicted for a state crime while in office. Rape is a state crime. The fact is, a sitting President could forcibly rape a woman and get away with it.
The President Raped Me Too is a fast-paced allegorical thriller that shows how a corrupt U.S. President could use the powers of his office to avoid punishment.

#BookReview Next Boy To Die by Arnon Edelstein #CandidBookReviews


A blond teenage boys begin to disappear... who will be the next boy to die?

Three years ago. Dean, a senior criminology lecturer, lost his fiancée and ever since, his life has revolved around his work, which provides him an outlet from the harsh feelings of guilt around her death.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

#BookReview Pages I Never Wrote By Marco Donati


A candid, relatable Queer Coming-of-Age YA Novel featuring an LGBT University Romance and themes of disability, diversity, creativity, self-discovery and academic achievement. 

“Why would he want to date me? I can’t even hold a pen.” 
Luke has good friends, a passion for books, and dyspraxia, a disorder that, ironically, makes him unable to write. He also has a hatred for anyone who tries to help him. Yet when he fails his first term at university due to his learning difficulties, he’s forced to get support. 

#BookReview Off Limits: Her Handsome Boss By Joanne Dannon



Jessica Bradford may prefer vintage Ts to the latest fashion, and has issues with her self-confidence, but Miles Montgomery sees her as competent and smart. He’s always taken her seriously and it’s only made her crush on him explode.

Miles is not only her boss. . .but her brother’s best friend.

Miles has flown to Far North Queensland to help Jessica, who’s being chased by the media, after a faux pas with a rock musician. But in the tropical warmth and after a few too many cocktails, they share a kiss…make that a few forbidden kisses.

Can they create their own “happily ever after” despite Miles being committed to the Bro Code, and Jessica unwilling to sabotage her career?
 
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#BookonTour What I Know By Miranda Smith #Bookouture #NetGalley




My brother was thirteen the first time he tried to kill me.

These days, Della is a loving wife, a dedicated teacher, a woman trying to do her best. She has put her past far behind her. But she hasn’t forgotten the lessons she learned.

It’s just a regular morning when Della welcomes Zoey to her English class. She treats her like any other new student: assigns her a desk, hands out the work. But then she meets Zoey’s cold, calculating eyes and freezes as terrifying memories threaten to overwhelm her.

Friday, June 26, 2020

#ReleaseDay Wonderlust By B.L. Wilde




Natasha White has always been unlucky in love. The men she falls for only want one thing from her, and it isn’t commitment. When her boss and on/off fling announces his engagement to another woman, she finds herself running from her feelings for him by taking a job as a personal assistant to the legendary rock god, Alex Harbour—half a world away. 

Her new boss is sexy, damaged, and insatiable, but Natasha has been a fan since she was a young girl. Conflicted by her emotions, she begins a love/hate relationship with the egotistical rock star.

Alex’s intentions toward her are clear from the moment they meet, but Natasha isn’t about to run from one emotionless connection to another. She is determined to keep her distance from her childhood crush, by any means necessary. 

When lust begins to cloud her mind, however, she becomes hell bent on protecting her heart. What good could ever come out of falling for a rock star, anyway?

#ReleaseBlitz Good In Bed By K. Bromberg, Lauren Blakely, Lili Valentine, Julia Kent and CD Reiss #SocialButterflyPR

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Attention audio lovers and Sebastian York, Andi Arndt and Elena Wolfe fans!
Good In Bed, an all-new audio collection from New York Times bestselling authors K. Bromberg, CD Reiss, Julia Kent, Lauren Blakely and USA Today bestselling author Lili Valente, is available now!

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With Audie Award Winners Sebastian York, Andi Arndt and Elena Wolfe...Four standalone romance novels with heroes who are Good in Bed.
Sweet Cheeks by K. Bromberg

It all started with an invitation to my ex-fiance’s wedding.
I should have ignored it. Thrown it away. Set it afire. But I didn’t. I replied...With a plus one. Now I have to find a date. Enter Hayes Whitley, mega-movie star who’s captured the hearts of millions, my first love, and my first broken heart. I should have steered clear when he offered to take me to my ex’s wedding. But I didn't.

Random Acts of Trust by Julia Kent
I’m not the kind of person who gets her cell phone caught in places that require an OBGYN and a trip to the ER.
I’m also not the kind of person who spends all her time thinking about Sam Hinton, the boy I loved in high school and who disappeared with my heart. But, apparently, I need to rethink who I am. Second chances aren’t supposed to make scars disappear and hearts mend. But, apparently, they can, if you trust enough.

Iron Crowne by C.D Reiss
Byron Crowne is a heartless billionaire businessman. He’s everything I detest, but he’s awakened desires I didn’t know I had. I want to beat him in court, but when he touches me, I need him to win my body and mark it as his. Now I might be pregnant, and there’s no way he can ever prove to me he’s worthy to be a father, no matter how hard he tries.

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When you think about how easy it is to lose keys, sunglasses and your dignity on social media, you figure it'd be a cinch to ditch my V-card. You'd be wrong. Good thing I know just the man for the deflowering job - my brother's business partner and best friend who, I’m told, is oh-so-skilled in the sack. He has seven nights to teach me everything he knows - no strings. There’s no reason this has to get complicated, right?

#BlogTour Seducing The Enemy By Shayla Black

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“Shayla Black always delivers strong characters, great stories, and plenty of heat.” USA Today

Seducing the Enemy, an all-new sexy, must-read forbidden romance from New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black is available now.

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Once he takes his pound of flesh from her, will she steal his heart?
I’m Jett, self-made billionaire. I have everything I could ever want—except revenge. Eight years ago, my best friend and I planned to start a business together… Until I fell for his little sister. After he found out, he stole my idea and made a fortune. She took his side and stabbed me in the back. Now he’s in financial straits, while I’m richer than I ever dreamed. So I made Whitney a bargain: forty million dollars in exchange for a week of her body. But now that she’s in my bed, what if it's not animosity I feel? What if I fall for her again?
Enjoy this Forbidden Confession. HEA Guaranteed!

#Freebie Submission By CD Reiss #SocialButterflyPR



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“Utterly addictive and a total rush. —Bella Andre, New York Times bestselling author

Submission, the unforgettable and addicting USA Today bestselling novel from New York Times bestselling author C.D. Reiss is FREE for a limited time only! 

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Jonathan Drazen is a beautiful, damaged billionaire with a taste for obedience.
Monica is a struggling musician who obeys no man.
But she just made a wager with him--one she's sure she can win.
If she loses, she spends the night under his command.
If she wins . . . it doesn't matter. She just found out Jonathan doesn't lose his bets, and his women always end up where he wants them.
And this bet she’s about to lose? It’s going to turn into much, much more than she realizes.

#Book Blitz: Crude By Sloan Storm #XpressoTours


Crude

Sloan Storm


Publication date:

June 26th 2020

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Hunky oil billionaire Colt Kincade demands I sell him my ranch. But I refuse, and he’s not happy about it.

Pfft. Whatever. Mr. Tall, Dark and Country thinks he can get whatever he wants, huh?

Well, I’m not some social-climbing, gold-digging, moon-eyed-orbiter lusting after him just because he’s hotter than a two-dollar pistol. He may have tongues wagging all across the Lone Star state, but his charms won’t work on me.

#Book Blitz: Betting on Sin By Maria Ann Green #XpressoTours


Betting on Sin

Maria Ann Green


Publication date: 
June 26th 2020

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Greta has been here before. Like, literally. She was just in this Las Vegas penthouse a couple months ago. Back then she was meeting Finn, the handsome bachelor looking for love, on The Lock—the most popular reality dating TV show around. But when she was here last time she was dumped, and went home alone instead of engaged. Life sucks sometimes.

But, other times, that same life has a beautiful way of showing you why it sucked so hard before – so you can appreciate what comes next even more. Because now Greta is the next lucky bachelorette to have thirty or so men worshiping her while she breaks up with them one at a time. It’s weird to be recognized in public, and even weirder to have so many dudes fighting over her. Actually after just a couple days it’s kind of exhausting, especially when she’d rather send all but a couple of them home. Be careful what you wish for, right?

Thursday, June 25, 2020

#BookReview 7 Bridges By Ciana Stone


She was seven when the monster came and when he left that night, he took with him Isabelle's happiness, sense of security and belief in a God who would protect little children.  He left her with a promise, one that she could never forget and one that filled her with terror.

"We're not done, you and I.  You're my special girl, Isabelle.  I'll be back for you."

For twenty-five years, she's feared that promise and his whispers in her mind.  She's run from it, tried to deny it, looked for ways to forget or overcome it, and now she's ready to admit that there's only one way to reclaim her life.

Destroy the monster.  Or die trying.

*** Reader Advisory.  This book contains scenes

#CoverReveal Lead Me Back by C.D. Reiss #SocialButterflyPR

Lead Me Back, an all-new contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author C.D. Reiss is releasing July 7th, and we have the first look!
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Standing right there in bare feet, white tattoo-exposing tank, white basketball shorts with an orange stripe down the side, with his blond hair so precisely bed-headed it had to be on purpose, and a gold chain that was the icing on the cake of a look every fashion and celebrity magazine called “douchecore” was Justin Beckett.
From the band Sunset Boys. That Justin.
From the cover of GQ. Twice before age twenty-two.
I considered myself too much of an adult to listen to his music, but I wasn’t dead. The Sunset Boys breakup that spring had drowned Twitter in sobs and DMZ in clicks. Justin Beckett, with his ghostly pale-blue eyes, had been the front man who’d thrown it all away for a crazy night at the Roosevelt Hotel. Want more? Continue reading → https://bit.ly/3hUYKeL

#Sale An Imperfect Heart By Amie Knight #SocialButterflyPR

★ ★ ★ HOT SALE ALERT! ★ ★ ★
 
"A beautifully written heartfelt and compelling emotional romance, An Imperfect Heart is truly a rare gem." ―RC Boldt, bestselling author 
 
An Imperfect Heart, a heartfelt and compelling second-chance romance from Amie Knight, is ON SALE now! 
 
Download your copy today for only 99¢! 
 
The heart is exquisite.  
You’ll never hear anyone wax poetic over an organ quite like they do the heart.  
When you’re lost in the world? Follow your heart.  
When your love for someone is unwavering, unparalleled and unprecedented? You give them your heart. 
As a lead pediatric cardiac surgeon, I knew better than anyone that the heart is equally as powerful as it is delicate. 
The heart giveth just as easily as it taketh away. 
And until the day Kelly Potter darkened my doorway that was all just part of the job.
She rolled in like a slow evening storm, fierce and beautiful, fighting for the life of her unborn child. 
It should have been business as usual. 
I was a doctor. 
Her child the patient. 
But Kelly was more. 
She was the one who got away.
I wouldn’t make the same mistake twice.
It didn’t matter what the rules were.
For once, I was listening to my heart.


 

#CoverReveal The Proposal By Maya Hughes #XpressoTours


The Proposal
Maya Hughes
(Cupcakes & Cocktails #1)
Publication date: July 16th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

When I envisioned Zara Logan dropping to her knees in front of me, this wasn’t what I had in mind…
I was expecting a lot less glaring and a lot more moaning.
Instead, she’s proposing an enticing deal that I can’t bear to walk away from.
To land one of the city’s biggest clients, she wants us to put our differences aside and play fake fiancés for the next thirty days.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

#CoverReveal When The Time Is Right By M. Mabie and Aly Martinez #SocialButterflyPR

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When the Time is Right, an all-new single dad contemporary romance standalone from USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez and M. Mabie is coming July 30th, and we have the irresistible cover!
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Fate doesn’t always happen overnight.
Hudson Bradley is the cockiest, most stubborn, hard-headed man I’ve ever known. And for fifteen years, he’s been my brother's best friend.
But lately, what I’m feeling for him isn’t friendship at all.
Why is my heart racing every time his blue eyes lock on mine? Why does every word he rumbles in my ear make my body come alive? And worst of all, why did I bet him that I could find a woman he and his son would both love?
If I hadn’t given up on love altogether, Hudson would have been perfect for me. After all, he was there the day my world fell apart. He’s spent the last six years piecing me back together.
There are a million reasons why we could never work, but after a single kiss, I can’t remember any of them.
Now that the time is right, I have to make him mine—before I lose him forever.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

#ReleaseBlitz The Elite Series by Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank #SocialButterflyPR

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Classified, the highly-anticipated conclusion to the action-packed contemporary MM The Elite Series from USA Today bestselling authors Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine, is available now!

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Classified is the final book of the Elite Series and should only be read after book one, Danger Zone, and book two, Need for Speed.
They train to serve their country.
They strive to be the best.
But only a select few can be...
The Elite
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MATEO MORGAN
CALL SIGN: SOLO
Reckless, arrogant, and bold, Solo is as known in the U.S. Navy for his bad-boy reputation as he is for his skills as a fighter pilot. It’s a surprise to his peers, then, when he’s chosen to train and compete at the most prestigious naval aviation academy in the world.
MISSION RULES:
  1. Kick everyone’s ass.
  2. Do whatever it takes to win.
  3. Do your best to distract the competition.
  4. Especially when that competition is a gorgeous blue-eyed perfectionist who makes your blood run hot.
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GRANT HUGHES
CALL SIGN: PANTHER
Disciplined, smart, and confident, Panther can’t afford not to play by the rules. As the son of a top Navy commander, all eyes are on him, and being anything less than number one is unacceptable.
MISSION RULES:
  1. Keep it safe in the air.
  2. Prove you’re more than Commander Hughes’s son.
  3. No distractions. Stay focused.
  4. Don’t fall for your competition—especially not the rebellious heartbreaker with lips made for sinning.
In the heat of the hot California sun, tempers flare and desires ignite as Solo and Panther try to resist their attraction while fighting to be number one.
With passion this intense, the question remains:
Who’s gonna come out on top?
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About Ella Frank
Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!” A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction. Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.
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About Brooke Blaine
Brooke Blaine is a USA Today Bestselling Author best known for writing romantic comedy and M/M romance. Her novels lead with humor and heart, but Brooke never shies away from throwing in something extra naughty that will scandalize her conservative Southern family for life (bless their hearts). She’s a choc-o-holic, lives for eighties bands (which means she thinks guyliner is totally underrated), believes it’s always wine o’clock, and lives with the coolest cat on the planet—her Maine Coon mix, Jackson Agador Spartacus.

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