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

Friday, July 31, 2020

#BlogTour The Book Dragon Club by Lexi Rees #RachelsRandomResources



























The Book Dragon Club and The Secret Seven

The Book Dragon Club
Packed with awesome activities, this journal has everything a book dragon needs!
• Tackle the fun reading challenges
• Set up a book club with your friends
• Host award ceremonies and parties
• Make up games and quizzes based on your favourite books
Plus space for book reviews, reading lists and so much more. 

Hi, and thanks so much for inviting me onto your blog to share the inspiration behind The Book Dragon Club.

The first series I remember reading independently was The Secret Seven by Enid Blyton. I still have a soft spot for the series and got really excited when I spotted a box set that was a bargain. I bought it immediately, only to realise two minutes later that it wasn’t THE Secret Seven, it was ANOTHER Secret Seven. Now, I know you can’t copyright a book title, but I confess I used the Highlander catch-phrase, “There can be only one.” It’s not going to surprise you that first in the “books customers who viewed this went on to buy” list was the real Enid Blyton. The fake is sitting on my kindle, unread.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

#BlogTour More Than Dare You by Shayla Black #SocialButterflyPR

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When her past collides with my desired future, can I risk everything and dare Masey to stay with me forever?
More Than Dare You, an all-new must-read single dad romance with all the heat from New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black, is available now!
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I dared her to spend a hot, no-strings night with me. Now I’m determined to keep her forever.
I’m Trace Weston, recently reformed womanizer. In the blink of an eye, I went from busy bachelor to full-time single dad. My life was already complicated before my sister-in-law asked me to show off my bedroom skills to her bestie, who’s wanting to experience real pleasure now that her one-and-only long-term relationship is over. Gorgeous Masey Garrett isn’t my “usual.” She’s shy, sassy, driven, and incredibly kind. Suddenly I’m falling fast…but she’s only mine for a night.
What’s a former player to do? Change the rules.

#ReviewTour Sassy Blonde By Stacey Kennedy #SocialButterflyPR

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"Stacey Kennedy turns up the heat and keeps us wanting more." —Meredith Wild, #1 New York Times bestselling author
Sassy Blonde, a steamy and sweet contemporary romance from USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy is available now!
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From USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy comes a steamy contemporary romance featuring a brooding hero with too much baggage, a spirited heroine who is always up for adventure, and a sexy-as-hell road trip that will change their lives forever.
One truck, one off-limits cowboy, one road trip she'll never forget...
Maisie Carter has always been a free spirit. An artist by nature, she has no idea what she's doing as co-owner of Three Chicks Brewery. But she's determined to prove to her older sisters that she can be an asset to their grandfather's beer legacy. The best way to do that? Make the rounds at Colorado's craft brewery festivals and turn Foxy Diva, their top beer, into an award winner. Unfortunately, after more than one "beer mishap," it becomes clear that she's going to need some help.

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

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I will always be here for you. There isn’t a world that exists where I’m not gonna be around for you.

When the Time is Right, an all-new friends to lovers standalone from USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez and M. Mabie is available now!

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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.

#BookBlitz For The Win By Raine Thomas #XpressoTours


For the Win
Raine Thomas


Publication date: July 25th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Determination.
It’s what gets Jasmine Li out of bed every morning. She’s determined to overcome the injury that has derailed her career in ballet, the only love she’s ever known. She can’t afford to allow a baseball player to distract her, no matter how hot and persistent he might be.

#BookBlitz The Good Samaritan By Melynda Price #XpressoTours


The Good Samaritan
Melynda Price


Publication date: July 30th 2020
Genres: Adult, Thriller

“Only through death, can one truly experience life…”
~The Good Samaritan

With dreams of becoming an Emergency physician, resident Dr. Emma Rhodes has struggled to overcome the tragedy of her past. She’s moving on with her life and reinventing herself despite the guilt that still haunts her. Emma’s goals are finally within her grasp, and the fresh start she’s worked so hard for is hers for the taking. Or is it?

Shot in the line of duty, Detective Sawyer Gerrard owes Dr. Rhodes his life. A budding friendship with the doctor quickly ignites into a complicated relationship when a series of murders leads him to believe she’s being targeted by a serial killer. When the Good Samaritan claims yet another victim, the investigation takes a dangerous turn. The killer knows Emma’s secret and he’s toying with Sawyer, pulling them into a deadly game of cat and mouse where there’s only one rule: nothing is as it seems…

#BookonTour The Next Widow By CJ Lyons #Bookouture #NetGalley




In the distance Leah heard sirens. She ignored them. Right now, her daughter needed her and Emily was just out of reach, curled up under the bed, her eyes closed, desperately shaking. Leah did the only thing any mother would do. She crawled through the blood to get to her daughter.


Dr Leah Wright returned to her childhood home in rural Pennsylvania with her husband to find peace and quiet, start afresh and raise her six-year-old daughter Emily. But when she gets home one dark winter night, clutching roses in her hand, she finds her daughter huddled under her bed and her husband’s blood all over the floor...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

#BlogTour Hot and Bothered By Erika Wilde #SocialButterflyPR

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He’s finally met his match . . .
Hot and Bothered, an all-new, steamy, must-read contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Erika Wilde, is available now!
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P.I. Noah Sommers has always wanted Natalie Hastings. When a car accident leaves her with short-term memory loss, he doesn’t hesitate to take her in, along with protecting her when he learns she’s acquired a stalker. The hardest part of living with Natalie is keeping his hands off her until she can remember what happened. Only, he hadn’t counted on this beautiful, sexy woman making his job so difficult.

#CoverReveal The Coletrain Twins By Miranda Elaine and Amie Knight #SocialButterflyPR

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Double the laughs, double the fun!

Miss Apprehended and Miss Understood, two laugh-out-loud romantic comedies from Amie Knight and Miranda Elaine are coming soon, and we have the irresistible covers!

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I’ve got ninety-nine problems and all of them begin and end with the Coletrain twins.
Especially Millie Coletrain.
I don’t know whether to kiss her or spank her.
Either way, she’s mine.
Warning: This is an erotic novella with laugh-out-loud ridiculousness, insta-love, a smart-mouthed heroine, and an over-the-top alpha bail bondsman.

Add MISS APPREHENDED 
to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3g8rVK5

#CoverReveal Good Knight By Giulia Lagomarsino #XpressoTours


GoodKnight
Giulia Lagomarsino
(Reed Security, #26)
Publication date: August 10th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

I f*@ked up when I killed that senator. I thought I was uncovering some dirty secrets.
But the things I uncovered could kill millions.
Lives are at stake, but none of that matters to me.
Not when they’ve taken my wife.
They held a gun to her head.
Now they’ll all die.
I won’t stop until I take them all out. Until she’s back in my arms.
Then I have to walk away. My family isn’t safe as long as I’m in their lives.
Sometimes to protect the ones you love, you have to walk away.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

#BookReview Behind The Curtain Three Days in the Hidden Life of a Special Needs Family By Amanda Shepler


Raising four lively children is an adventure for any family, and Team Shepler is no exception. Their hectic routine of swim practices, homework squabbles, music lessons, and endless laundry may seem ordinary at first, but appearances can be deceiving. And magic can be found in the extraordinary.
Sebastian, the youngest, made Team Shepler complete. But his diagnosis of the rare AUTS2 Syndrome was their admission pass into a secret world—a clandestine reality where monsters stalk, joy must be embraced in the immediate present, and the smallest of triumphs are zealously celebrated.
Although families with special needs all face similar challenges, membership within their exclusive population often leads to an overwhelming sense of isolation. Exacerbating this difficult reality, well-intentioned efforts to “blend in” often mute opportunities for the outside community to consider our secret world. Empathy requires understanding. Kindness demands awareness. And neither are feasible without knowledge.
So please accept Team Shepler’s invitation to spend three remarkable unremarkable days glimpsing behind the curtain that families on special needs journeys often feel required to draw.

#ReleaseBlitz Secret By WWinters #SocialButterflyPR

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Sometimes it’s a single moment that alters everything in existence.
It’s Our Secret, an emotionally gripping, romantic suspense standalone from Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Willow Winters, is available now!
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Allison: It was only a little lie. That’s how stories like these get started.
But with every lie I told, he saw through it. I think in his heart he knew I was broken; he felt my pain as if it was his.
And that’s what changed everything. He’s the reason it all fell apart.
Sometimes it’s a single moment that alters everything in existence.
Sometimes it’s the fall of dominoes, lined up in a pretty little row and designed so that each one will cause more and more pain.
In a single day, it all changed, and there’s no way to take it back.
I didn't know what would happen. But secrets and lies ruin everything and I should have known better.
And for the first time in… I don’t know how long, I wish I could take it back. I’d take every bit of it back if I could just be with him again.

#BookBlitz Hasty by Julia Kent #XpressoTours


Hasty
Julia Kent


(Do-Over Series, #4)


Publication date: July 28th 2020


Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

AN ALL-NEW STANDALONE FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR JULIA KENT

I never thought my perp walk would lead to true love.

Then again, I never thought I’d be arrested on RICO charges and hauled away in zip ties on camera for the world to see, minutes after closing the most amazing deal of my career.

#CoverReveal The Six Month Lease By Melanie Munton #XpressoTours


The Six Month Lease
Melanie Munton


Publication date: August 18th 2020


Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance

Never have I ever…moved in with a guy after dating him for only three weeks.
Just kidding. That’s exactly what I did.
And like most of you are probably thinking, it inevitably blew up in my face when we broke up two days after signing our lease.
Now, I’m stuck living with my ex. The same man who turned my life completely upside down in record time.
For. Six. Whole. Months.
It doesn’t matter how many times he flashes those abs at me after a shower, or how close his bedroom is to mine. I will resist him because he’s simply not the right guy for me.

Monday, July 27, 2020

#ReleaseBlitz Breaking News By Ella Frank #SocialButterflyPR

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Breaking News, the slow simmering romance, that has you at the edge of your seat by USA Today bestselling author Ella Frank is available now!

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Sean Bailey, the older brother of my lifelong best friend, has always been a surly, temperamental pain in my ass. But sometime during the last few weeks, I’ve gone and fallen head over heels for him.

#PromotionalBlast Sassy Blonde By Stacey Kennedy #SocialButterflyPR

One truck, one off-limits cowboy, one road trip she'll never forget...

Sassy Blonde, the sexy-as-hell contemporary romance from USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy is available now! 

Download your copy today! 
Apple Books: https://apple.co/2ZYIlOq 
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/sassyblonde 
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Add SASSY BLONDE to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3ekf7Pa 

#BookBlitz I Kissed Alice By Anna Birch #XpressoTours


I Kissed Alice
Anna Birch


Published by: Macmillan


Publication date: July 28th 2020


Genres: LGBTQ+, Romance, Young Adult

For fans of Leah on the Offbeat and Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, Anna Birch’s I Kissed Alice is a romantic comedy about enemies, lovers, and everything in between.

Rhodes and Iliana couldn’t be more different, but that’s not why they hate each other.

Rhodes, a gifted artist, has always excelled at Alabama’s Conservatory of the Arts (until she’s hit with a secret bout of creator’s block), while Iliana, a transfer student, tries to outshine everyone with her intense, competitive work ethic. Since only one of them can get the coveted Capstone scholarship, the competition between them is fierce.

#BookBlitz Man Down By Kate Meader #XpressoTours


Man Down
Kate Meader


(Rookie Rebels #3)


Publication date: July 28th 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Gunnar Bond is broken.

Three years ago, he lived through the car crash that took his wife and twins away from him—though “lived” barely describes his current state. Giving up professional hockey, going off grid, and drinking himself into oblivion are his coping mechanisms. Another is texting his dead wife about his days without her. Therapeutic? Doubtful. Crazy?
Definitely. But those messages into the ether are virtually the only thing stopping him from spiraling to even darker places.

Until someone texts back . . .

Sunday, July 26, 2020

#BookReview The Experiment By Rebecca Raine


When a single kiss calls your sexuality into question, there’s only one sure path to a reliable answer: further research.

Patrick
I like to think I know myself outside and in. As a developmental psychologist, I’ve spent years exploring the true foundations of my identity. So, when losing a bet means kissing my best friend, Logan, I already know I’m going to hate every second of it. All the relevant questions regarding my sexuality were asked and answered years ago. The results were conclusive: despite the odd same-sex attraction, I dislike being touched by men.
That is, it seems, until Logan is the man doing the touching. The intense desire aroused by his kiss contradicts all my expectations and I have no idea how to integrate the new information. Thankfully, I know exactly how to uncover the truth about myself—once and for all.

Logan
I’ve put a lot of effort into keeping Patrick out of my fantasies and in the friend-zone. Our recent lip-lock may have unleashed my feelings for him temporarily, but I’ll get them back on their platonic track in no time. Falling for a friend, especially a sexually ambivalent friend, is a one-way ticket to heartache.
But, when the unforeseen impact of our kiss inspires Patrick to conduct an experiment into the extent of his bisexuality, I can’t resist volunteering to help. If any man is going to join Patrick on his journey of self-discovery, it’s sure as hell going to be me.

#BookReview #Watson Falls #MorganStJames



Mack Peters enjoys the good life now, but it always wasn’t that way. Twelve years before tragedy struck on a lovely Sunday morning as Mack and his father, Beverly Hills Police Chief Bill Watson, finished their breakfast on the patio of a Beverly Hills restaurant.  Chief Watson and the waitress who was pouring coffee were gunned down in a drive-by shooting and his mother suffered a stroke. At the time Mack was a member of the LAPD. The murder was still unsolved when his mother died. In his quest for peace of mind he resigned from the department andbackpacked through Europe for an extended time

After Mack returned to the States, the former LA cop struck it rich when he came up with an ingenuous idea that gave him a lot of free time and produced millions of dollars. If asked what he does for a living, he says with a smile, “I go to my mailbox and collect checks.”

With a thriving business that practically runs itself, hhas the luxury of being able to take off on trips when the spirit moves him. His friends Marcie and Kurt Conklin suggested that he visit a quaint town in Washington State called Leavenworth, and it wasn’t hard to persuade him. But they had an ulterior motive—a motive that resulted him agreeing to help one of their friends track down her missing sister. That led him to the remote small town of Watson Falls and a situation and people more deadly than he could have ever imagined.

#BlogTour House of Straw By Marc Scott #BOTBSPUBLICITY

‘Beautifully brutal, dark and twisted’  

Traumatized by the tragic death of her twin brother, Brianna falls into a state of deep depression, isolating herself from the world and all those that care about her. When a twist of fate reveals that she has a half-sister she finds a new purpose in her life and sets out to find her sibling, desperately hoping she can fill the void left in her world.

Poppy has not enjoyed the same privileged lifestyle as her sister while growing up. Abandoned into the care system at the age of eight, she has encountered both physical and sexual abuse for most of her life. Passing through the hands of more care homes and foster families than she can remember, the damaged product of a broken upbringing, Poppy has never found a place to feel truly safe. Kicking back at society, she turns to drug abuse and acts of extreme violence to escape from reality.

Friday, July 24, 2020

#CoverReveal Dear Daughter K.L.Slater #Bookouture



Your sister lives in your home. You trust her with your baby.
But what if you’ve got it wrong?

Alexa has always adored her big sister Carrie. So when Carrie is suspended from her job as a senior nurse, accused of the most terrible crime, Alexa refuses to believe she is guilty. She won’t desert her sister in her hour of need, and offers her somewhere to stay. And when Alexa sees her one-year-old daughter Florence gurgling and cooing whenever Carrie is around, she knows she’s made the right decision.

Alexa’s husband Perry doesn’t trust Carrie. He wants her out of the house, unable to ignore what people are saying about her. But when he suggests that Carrie could be a danger to their daughter, Alexa shuts him out. Nobody will ever come between her and her sister.

But while Alexa trusts her sister completely, she can’t stop thinking about the awful thing that happened in the past. She tries to suppress her worries, but when Florence goes missing, she realises that the secret that has kept the sisters together might just destroy her little girl…

A completely gripping rollercoaster of a read about the darkness families hide behind closed doors. Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will be hooked on Dear Daughter.


Author website: www.KLSlaterAuthor.com
Twitter: @KimLSlater
Facebook: KL Slater Author
Instagram: KLSlaterAuthor  

For many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents and collected an impressive stack of rejection slips. At the age of 40 she went back to Nottingham Trent University and now has an MA in Creative Writing.

Before graduating in 2012, she gained literary agent representation and a book deal. As Kim says, 'it was a fairytale ... at the end of a very long road!'

Kim is a full-time writer. She has one daughter, two stepsons and lives with her husband in Nottingham.



#CoverReveal Forever With Him By Stacy Travis #SocialButterfyPR

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Forever with Him, the anticipated conclusion to the Summer Heat duet by Stacy Travis is releasing August 13th, and we have the smoking hot cover!

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Will vacation love survive in the real world? Or will life be our undoing?
My French fling with Chris was only supposed to last two weeks…
I was bad at relationships, worse at love. So I was leaving it all behind—the French wine, the sunsets, the movie star romance. It was temporary. We were temporary. Happily ever afters didn’t happen in the real world.
At least not in mine. I had a responsible schedules and life rules to obey. I was that girl.
Then Chris hopped on a plane and moved across the country for me. He threw out all my rules. Behind his hot-sexy-handsome was a man who was serious about love. He saw through my excuses and called me on my crap. And he only wanted me.

#SurpriseCoverReveal It’s Our Secret By WWinters #SocialButterflyPR


Cover Design: Lori Jackson Designs 

★  ★  ★ SURPRISE COVER REVEAL!  ★  ★  ★

It’s Our Secret, an emotionally-gripping, romantic suspense from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Willow Winters is being released with all-new, must read content July 28th, and we have the stunning new cover! 

For alerts when the It’s Our Secret is live, sign up here → http://eepurl.com/b98e3D

 Allison: It was only a little lie.
That’s how stories like these get started.

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Best Fake Fiance, a sexy and hilarious single dad romance from Roxie Noir, is ON SALE for 99¢ for a limited time only! 

Download your copy for only 99¢, today, or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited! 

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