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

Monday, August 31, 2020

#ReleaseBlitz Necessary Pursuit By Mari Carr and Lila Dubois #SocialButterflyPr

 

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He’ll do anything to keep them safe.

Necessary Pursuit, an all-new sexy and thrilling, arranged menage marriage romance from New York Times bestselling author Mari Carr and Lila Dubois is available now!

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Oscar has no desire to join one of the two secret societies issuing him invitations and he sure as hell isn’t interested in an arranged menage marriage. They say you can’t die of a broken heart, but he almost did.

Deadly circumstances throw sexy physicist, Selene, and a dangerous man with a price on his head in his path. Now he’ll do anything to keep them safe.

#BookonTour And So It Begins By Rachel Abbott #Bookouture #NetGalley

 

Sunday, August 30, 2020

#Interview Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews Interviewed By #NoshWithChefJulie

 


Thank you to #NoshWithChefJulie for interviewing me on her website! I am honored and thrilled to be among so many other talented authors and bloggers! 

https://noshwithchefjulie.com/interview-book-reviewer-heidi-lynn/

#ChristianBookReview One Trusting Heart By T.K. Chapin




Out on Amazon September 3rd, 2020


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How do you know when you can trust your heart?


Anna Wilcox, a divorcee, never planned to entangle herself with a man again.


Then she met Cody.


How can you tell when the past is repeating? What if your heart has betrayed you before? When does a person’s faith in God become trusting in Him?


One Trusting Heart is a great inspirational romance about love, faith, and God’s perfect timing in the life of those who follow Him. Christians will be inspired and encouraged in their faith by this inspiring story of two hearts learning how to trust God in a real way.




Friday, August 28, 2020

#ChildrensBookReview How To Get A Mommy To Sleep By Amy Parker Illustrated by Natalia Moore #NetGalley







Written as if from one child to another, this delightful bedtime book from popular author Amy Parker gives kids great ideas for how they can effectively get their moms to finally go to sleep at night.

Getting Mommy to take a rest

Is hard to do--it's true!

She seems to want to stay up late,

No matter what you do!

Do you have a little one who always seems to have more energy than you do at bedtime? You'll laugh out loud together at this fun role-reversal bedtime book. Written from a child's point of view, How to Get a Mommy to Sleep reminds kids to "start early" when it comes to getting a mommy ready for bed and to always remember to say your prayers before sleep--no matter how long it takes.

After all, it's hard to get Mommy to bed when she always wants to do one more thing! Enjoy a charming new take on bedtime in this celebration of a mother and child's day. How to Get a Mommy to Sleeis for any mommy who knows what it's like to need a laugh or two to stay awake until bedtime.


 




Amy Parker has written and co-written more than sixty books for children, teens, and adults, with 1.8 million copies sold. She has collaborated with authors ranging from New York Times bestsellers to her very own son. Two of these collaborations—Firebird and Courageous Teens—are recipients of 

Christian Retailing’s Best Awards. But Amy’s greatest reward is being a wife to Daniel and a mom to their amazing sons, Michael and Ethan.





Natalia Moore is an Illustrator and Designer.

 

She lives in South Devon, just outside of Plymouth.

 

Natalia studied Illustration in Swansea and went on to complete a PGCE at Plymouth. Her passion of drawing has always directed her career. Having taught for a short stint, she went on to sign with  the Advocate Art Agency in 2013.

 

She has illustrated over twenty-five books worldwide.

 

Natalia enjoys drawing from real-life and is never without her sketchbook.





How To Get A Mommy To Sleep

By

Amy Parker

Review By 

Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews


First, I want to thank Amy Parker, Tommy. Nelson Books and NetGalley for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review. 


How to Get a Mommy To Sleep by Amy Parker gave my heart full and made me smile. I may not be a mommy but I could appreciate this book being a very proud Auntie. I could tell that she wrote it from her heart.


This book is everyone who has mothered Amy and shown her what motherhood has meant to them: tireless, unique humans raising tired like unique humans-all created in the perfect image of God. 


This is the second children’s book I have read of Amy’s and illustrated by Natalia. As I said in the past they are a really great team. I felt a stronger connection with this book emotionally not to mention it was comical too. Natalia did an incredible job creating comical coloring book-like graphics when it related to the story. 

I really enjoy her Illustration skills. I also like how she intertwined Amy’s faith into the picture by having the Bible on the bed. 


Like in her other book Amy had a prayer at the end of the book. 


This would be a great book for a mother to read to her son or daughter at bedtime.



#BookReview #ChildrensBook How To Get A Daddy To Sleep By Amy Parker and Illustrated by Natalia Moore #NetGalley




You and your kids will love giggling together before bed as your roles take a fun reversal in How to Get a Daddy to Sleep by Amy Parker.

What if kids were in charge of bedtime? Written from a child's point of view, this picture book follows a little girl as she and her daddy have a spectacular and exhausting day together. When bedtime rolls around, Daddy will have no problem getting to sleep!

Daddy is a gift from God;

He never takes a break!

I'll show you how to help him rest--

No matter what it takes!

This delightful and colorful bedtime story celebrates a father's role in a child's day while commiserating with his nightly pursuit of sleep when an energetic child withstands all bedtime strategies.


Thursday, August 27, 2020

#Free Trapped in a Castle By Kate Holland


 


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Buy Links:

US: 
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087958TY1
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B087958TY1
CA: 
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B087958TY1
AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B087958TY1

#ReleaseBlitz Miss Apprehended By Miranda Elaine and Amie Knight #SocialButterflyPR

 

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Miss Apprehended, an all-new fun and steamy rom com from Amie Knight and Miranda Elaine is available now!

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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.

#SneakPeak My Fallen Saint By J. Kenner #SocialButterflyPR

 

My Fallen Saint, an all-new sensual and enthralling contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner is releasing September 15th, and we have the first sneak peek!

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CHAPTER ONE

The wind stings my face and the glare from the afternoon sun obscures my vision as I fly down the long stretch of Sunset Canyon Road at well over a hundred miles per hour.

My heart pounds and my palms are sweaty, but not because of my speed. On the contrary, this is what I need. The rush. The thrill. I crave it like a junkie, and it affects me like a toddler on a sugar high.

Honestly, it’s taking every ounce of my willpower not to put my 1965 Shelby Cobra through her paces and kick her powerful engine up even more.

I can’t, though. Not today. Not here.

Not when I’m back, and certainly not when my homecoming has roused a swarm of butterflies in my stomach. When every curve in this road brings back memories that have tears clogging my throat and my bowels rumbling with nerves.

Dammit.

I pound down the clutch, then slam my foot onto the brake, shifting into neutral as I simultaneously yank the wheel sharply to the left. The tires squeal in protest as I make a U-turn across the oncoming lane, the car’s ass fishtailing before skidding to a stop in the turnout. I’m breathing hard, and honestly, I think Shelby is, too. She’s more than a car to me; she’s a lifelong best friend, and I don’t usually fuck with her like this.

Now, though…

#CoverReveal Little Lies By H. Hunting #SocialButterflyPR

 

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I used to be the one who saved her. But I don’t want to save her anymore.

From New York Times bestselling author, Helena Hunting writing as H. Hunting, comes an unforgettable, beautiful and angsty new adult romance. Little Lies is releasing November 16th, and we have the irresistible cover!

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I don’t want you. You mean nothing to me.

I never loved you.

I turned my words into swords.

And I cut her down.

Shoved the blade in and watched her fall.

I said I’d never hurt her, and I did.

Years later, I’m faced with all the little lies, the untruths, the false realities, the damage I inflicted, when all I wanted was to indulge my obsession.

#Free #LimitedTime The Player and The Pixie By Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway #SocialButterflyPR


 ★  ★  ★ FREEBIE ALERT!  ★  ★  ★


"A must, MUST read." -Samantha Young, New York Times bestselling author


The Player and The Pixie, an entertaining and witty forbidden sports romance from New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway is FREE for a limited time only! 


Read for FREE today!

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3aRwHtn 



How can someone so smokin’ hot be so bad in bed? I mean, Sean Cassidy is absolute rubbish. RUBBISH. He is the epitome of walking, talking false advertising and I want a refund! Plus he’s an arsehole. So… what is wrong with me that I can’t stop thinking about him?

#BlogTour The Man I Married By Elena Wilkes #HeraBooks #NetGalley #BOTBSPublicity

 


You love him. You’ll do anything for him. But do you really know him?This is the story of Lucy and Paul.

They met. They fell deeply in love. They got married.

Lucy thought that she had everything she wanted.

Until she found the photograph from Paul’s past life, read the text messages he’s so desperately trying to hide. Until she uncovered Paul’s darkest secrets.

Now Lucy realises she doesn’t really know her husband. She doesn’t know if she can trust her own mind. She doesn’t know the lengths Paul would go to keep his perfect life.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

#BookReview #Childrens First Day of Unicorn School By Jess Hernandez Illustrated by Mariano Epelbaum #NetGalley


Jess Hernandez debut book, FIRST DAY OF UNICORN SCHOOL, illustrated by Mariano Epelbaum, comes out January 1, 2021 from Capstone.

Milly is incredibly excited to  go to Unicorn School, a school that accepts only the best and the brightest. There’s only one problem: she isn’t a unicorn! She’s a donkey in a party hat. Milly first feels uncomfortable but eventually learns that she and the others at the school have more in common than it might have seemed.




Jess is a former children’s librarian and middle school English teacher. She lives with her husband, three kids, and a dog is a soggy little house in western Washington.

 Find her on Twitter @FinkHernandez

Website: https://mariano.artstation.com/


Mariano Epelbaum is a Character Designer, illustrator and traditional 2D animator. Working professionally since 1996 in various disciplines of Animation and Illustration where characters that designs tend to be very expressive and original. 


First Day of Unicorn School

By Jess Hernandez

Illustrated by 

Mariano Epelbaum 

Review by 

Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews 


First, I want to thank Jess Hernandez, Capstone and NetGalley for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review. 


Jess Hernandez did an incredible job with her debut children’s book First Day of Unicorn School. What little girl or big kid at heart like myself doesn’t just adore unicorns?! She knew just how to attract our attention in that aspect. Well done. 


Mariano Epelbaum needs to be commended not only for his amazing cover design but all of the graphics in the book. The colors were bright, bold and just popped out. His graphics just made the story come to life all the more. Infact, there were times his graphics made me crack up! 


Jess threw in some very important hidden messages within the pages. Messages that everyone needs to hear this day in age. Even us young at heart. The way she executed it was perfect. 


I really do hope that she continues to write children’s books. My other hope is that she sticks with Mariano because he is incredibly talented and they both make a great team together.




 

#BlogTour Playing With Her By Erika Wilde #SocialButterflyPr

 

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Will she surrender to the intense sensual bliss Mac’s gift has to offer?

Playing with Her, an all-new not-to-be-missed, sensual romance from New York Times bestselling author Erika Wilde, is available now!

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He’s about to push her beyond all her sensual limits.

Brent “Mac” MacMillan never believed he’d settle down again with just one woman. Until Stephanie Randall turned the heated lust between them into love. Now, he can’t imagine his life, and The Players Club, without her in it.

But between their busy work schedules and planning a wedding, their “play time” has become secondary to their hectic lives. Mac is prepared to change that, and Stephanie’s birthday is the ideal night to surprise his fiancรฉe with one of the hottest, most unforgettable gifts imaginable.

#BlogTour Always Crew By Tijan #SocialButterflyPR

 

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Everything was going well… Until it wasn’t. Again.

Always Crew, the beautiful and epic conclusion of the Crew series by New York Times bestselling author Tijan is available now!

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For the longest time, I was Bren Monroe. I lived in Roussou, California. I had no parents, no brother, but I had a crew.

Then things started to change. I never planned for any of it. I didn’t think I’d fall in love. I didn’t think I’d have a relationship with my brother again. I didn’t think that he’d come back.

Now I’m in Cain. My crew is in college. They’re growing, going through their own things. And here I am, figuring out my life.

There’s always hurdles and obstacles to overcome. That was never my hardship. That was my regular. But living? Being content? Being happy? Those were my challenges now.

Everything was going well… Until it wasn’t. Again.

A/N: Always Crew is the conclusion of the Crew Series, and a 106k novel.

#SneakPeak A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire By Jennifer L. Armentrout #SocialButterflyPR


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A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire, an all-new sexy fantasy novel in the A Blood and Ash Series by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout is coming September 1st and we have an exciting sneak peek!

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We go home to marry, my Princess.” As in get married? To him? Suddenly, I thought of all those girlish fantasies I’d had before I learned who I was and what was expected of me—daydreams given life because of the love my parents had for one another. Never once did those little-girl dreams include a proposal that wasn’t remotely an actual proposal. Nor did they incorporate it being announced at a table full of strangers, half of which wanted me dead. And those dreams surely hadn’t involved what had to be the kingdom’s worst—and possibly most insane—non-proposal of marriage to a man currently holding me captive. Perhaps I had some sort of ailment of the brain. Maybe I was experiencing hallucinations brought on by stress. After all, there had been so much painful death to process. His betrayal to deal with. And I’d just learned I was descended from Atlantia, a kingdom I’d been raised to believe was the source of all the evil and tragedy in the land. Stress-induced hallucinations seemed a far more believable reason than what was actually happening. All I could do was stare at the larger hand holding my much smaller one. His skin was slightly darker than mine as if kissed by the sun. Years of wielding a sword with deadly, graceful precision had left his palms callused. He lifted my hand to an indecently well-formed and full mouth. To lips that were somehow soft yet unrelentingly firm. Lips that had spun beautiful words into the air and whispered heated, wicked promises against my bare skin. Lips that had paid homage to the many scars that riddled my body and face. Lips that had also spoken blood-soaked lies. Now, that mouth was pressed against the top of my hand in a gesture that I would’ve cherished for an eternity and thought exquisitely tender just days or weeks ago. Simple things like hand-holding or chaste kisses had been forbidden to me. As were being wanted or feeling desire. I had long since accepted that I would never experience those things. Until him. I lifted my gaze from our joined hands, from that mouth that was already curving up on one side, hinting at a dimple in the right cheek, and from the slowly parting lips that revealed just a hint of fatally sharp fangs. His hair brushed the nape of his neck and toppled over his forehead, and the thick strands were such a deep shade of black, it often shone blue in the sunlight. With high and angular cheekbones, a straight nose, and a proud, carved jaw, he often reminded me of the large, graceful cave cat I had seen once in Queen Ileana’s palace as a child. Beautiful, but in the way all wild, dangerous predators were. My heart stammered as my eyes locked onto his, orbs a shade of stunning, cool amber. I knew I was staring at Hawke— 

#BlogTour Killing The Story By Joan Livingston #RachelsRandomResources

 

 Killing the Story

An accidental death that was no accident…


For the record, Estelle Crane, the gutsy editor of The Observer newspaper, died after a hard fall on ice. But years later, her son discovers a cryptic note hinting her death might not have been an accident after all.


Was Estelle pursuing a big story that put her life in danger?

That’s what Isabel Long — along with her 93-year-old mother, Maria, her ‘Watson’ — agrees to investigate in Dillard, a town whose best days are in the past.

#BlogTour Summer at my Sister’s By Emily Harvale #RachelsRandomResources






 

Summer at my Sister’s

Twin sisters. One scorching summer. 

A bucketful of secrets.


Diana’s life is perfect. Her twin sister, Josie’s – not so much. 


Diana has a rich and successful husband, two talented youngsters and an adorable dog. She always looks as if she’sstepped from the cover of a magazine. Her immaculate second home by the sea, for idyllic summers with her perfect family, was actually featured in one.
 
Josie has a messy, compact flat, dates, but not relationships, and she can’t even keep a houseplant alive. She moves from job to job, goes clubbing with her friends and often looks as if she’s fallen through a hedge.

 

Although Josie loves Diana deeply, each year she declines the invitation to spend the summer with her sister. Or any other family holiday. Because Josie has a secret.
 
But is Diana’s life so perfect? Or is she also hiding something? When secrets are revealed this summer, everything will change. Josie could finally have the life she’salways wanted … if she’s brave enough to take a chance.


Purchase Link - mybook.to/SummeratmySisters


Tuesday, August 25, 2020

#ReleaseBlitz Bayou Baby By Lexi Blake #SocialButterflyPR

 

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Caught between the woman he’s coming to love and the only family he has left, Harry knows he has to follow his heart.

Bayou Baby, an all-new heartwarming contemporary romance set in Louisiana's Butterfly Bayou from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake is available now!

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Seraphina Guidry loves Butterfly Bayou. A young, single mom, she’s trying to find a place for herself in the town she cherishes, but past mistakes have made her wary. She adores her son but has sworn off men. She's dedicated herself to restoring an historic house and building her own business. A quiet life is all she wants.

Harrison Jefferys never expected to find himself in small-town Louisiana, but he has a job to do and a family to reconnect with. After years in the Army, he’s happy to spend time with his Aunt Celeste and his cousins in such an idyllic spot. When he meets Seraphina, he starts to think Papillion might be a great place to call home. But a secret from Sera’s past rears its head and threatens to tear the community apart.

#BookBlitz #Surviving40 By Karen Anne #XpressoTours

 

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Publication date: August 25th 2020
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance


Piper Quinn was more than ready to turn forty. So ready she began planning her Parisian celebration at thirty-five. That is until her life fell apart at thirty-nine. Left staring at divorce papers, Piper instantly regrets signing that pre-nup. How was she to know her husband would turn her in for a younger model?

 

After “accidentally” setting her Manhattan apartment on fire, Piper finds herself not only newly divorced, but newly homeless. Forced to move back home with her parents and take a job she doesn’t want, she soon discovers the gossip train in town moves faster than the subway system in New York—and she’s the hottest topic to leave the station. If matters weren’t bad enough, life in rural Connecticut seems downright claustrophobic when her sixteen year old daughter stops talking to her.

 

A blast from her past is the spark Piper needs to reignite her life. Owen Clarke, an old high school flame has the ability to turn back time making Piper feel sixteen again. The instant chemistry between them gives Piper hope of redeeming her second act. There’s only one teeny, tiny three foot problem: Owen’s daughter is in Piper’s Kindergarten class. With temptation lurking in every corner, Piper needs to put her emotions—and hormones— in check.

 

No one said getting older was easy, but turning forty just became a game of survival.

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