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December 2020

New Release: “The Wish” by Authors: Brooke Gillespie Trout & Trisha Harley McCarthy, #ContemporaryRomance #AvailableNow ~ @rrrpromotion @readreviewrpt



The Wish by Brooke Gillespie Trout & Trisha Harley McCarthy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Nicholas St. James is a model living in New York City. He’s at the height of his career, landing a coveted Calvin Klein billboard in Times Square. But he wants more. He wants to follow his passion and act.
At a New Year’s Eve party, he finds himself in the grips of a well-known socialite who suddenly throws him into the spotlight.
Holly Winters hosts a popular talk show, Scandal, that streams online from her hometown, South Lake Tahoe. She loves a good dose of drama and isn’t disappointed when her show is the unexpected catalyst for the latest gossip.
From the East Coast to the West Coast, both Nicholas and Holy make a wish as the clock strikes twelve. Little did they know, their wish would bring them together.
Amidst the gossip in the media and unsolicited opinions on social platforms, Nicholas and Holly find themselves connected in a trendy, yet unconventional way.
The New Year is off to a crazy start with many new developments in both of their careers.
Sometime dreams really do come true. Or does a person need to be careful what they wish for?

Surprise Release! ~ “Redemption” by Jessica Kilde, #ContemporaryRomance is #AvailableNow ~ @jessikaklide #DSPRServices




Genre: Contemporary Romance

Trope: Friends to Lovers | Second chance


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Redemption is the newest edition to Jessika Klide’s Heroes For Hire Romance series.


Meet Zane Lockhart, former Navy SEAL, now Las Vegas K9 Cop. A cocky, hard-ass, his “Bah Humbug, Mother….” earned him the nickname Sergeant Scrooge. His pooch partner Batman and him make a striking dynamic duo and are featured on the cover of the Faces of the Force Calendar.

When Vegas showgirl Laura Smith comes across her first love and her only broken heart, she is stunned to learn Zane has become a cop. But even more stunned by the man he has become. A cute but badass player who walked out of her life without any explanation is all grown up, all man, and a Law Enforcement Officer.

He is one of the good guys now? Getting reacquainted may be just what she needs for closure. While on patrol on Christmas Eve, Zane has an encounter with a mysterious, drop-dead gorgeous woman from his past.

Unable to believe he could forget a woman so beautiful; he invites her out to reconnect, not knowing she is the girl he left behind and whose heart he broke.

When they rendezvous, all hell breaks loose, and he and Batman spring into action. When the crisis is over, will Laura and Zane find their redemption?

 If you love cocky, bad boys and the strong women who bring them to bare, then you will love this fast-paced, action-packed, heart-warming story of change, forgiveness, and redemption.

 A long-lost friend to lovers Heroes For Hire Romance.

A Standalone novel

Blog Tour: “Claiming His Family” Series: Higgens Security Book #2, By Author Ember Davis, #ContemporaryRomance ~ #EmberDavisAuthor @Bemybboyfriend

Title: Claiming His Family 
Series: Higgins Security Book 2

Author: Ember Davis 

Genre: Contemporary Romance 



I’ve spent most of my life making myself small so that no one pays attention to me and I can fly under the radar. Being a part of The Community wasn’t my choice, but it’s been my home for as long as I can remember. I want out, but I can’t sacrifice the only family I’ve ever known.

I want to keep pushing Ryder away. I need to. For his safety and the safety of everyone else who means anything to him and his family. I wish it could be mine too. They don’t seem to want to let me go, no matter how much I hide.

Ryder is always so close and yet so far away. Another man’s hands on my body is the last straw and before I can stop it, he’s claimed me as his own. I didn’t want to stop it anyway. I want him.

Maybe I can trust him to keep me safe.


Chloe isn’t ready for me, but I can’t stay away from her. She’s hiding things and I don’t want to push her, but I can’t shake the feeling that she’s not safe. I want to always keep her safe.

She’s mine and there isn’t a thing in this world that will stop me from claiming her as my own.

Another man making a move on my girl is too much for me to take. Whether she’s ready or not, it’s time for her to know just how much she means to me. It’s time for her to let me into what scares her. She always tries to blend into the background, but I see her. More than that, I want her.

I’ll protect her from the family that never deserved her and give her a new one; a better one. I’ll make sure that no one makes her feel small again.

**18+. If you like alpha heroes and an insta-love story that is sweet but isn’t necessarily simple, then this is for you. This story is safe, no cheating, guaranteed HEA. It is a standalone and the second in the Higgins Security series, but it would be more enjoyable if you’re caught up with this Denver family.
Warning: This story does contain casual cannabis use, but not to worry, they live in a legalized state and are responsible members of society.**

About Ember 


Ember Davis loves alpha heroes with a range of emotions, but a strong sense of how to take care of their women.  She loves her heroines from all walks of life, just like her heroes, and she wants them to be real and relatable.  Her heroines tend to be sassy, opinionated and smart.

Ember is a stay at home mom of two who recently refound her love of books and all things romance and is so glad that she did.  She’s always been creative but writing and creating stories that she would love to read that satisfies the dreams she had as a little girl.  She loves butterflies, the color purple and enjoying time with her family. 

Pssst…it’s totally a pen name, but everything above is 100% true.

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Cover Reveal: “Rise of the Moon” Series: Royal Shifters #3, By Author LP Dover, #ParanormalRomance Release Date: January 19th 2021 ~ @LPDover @EJBookPromos

Title: Rise of the Moon
Series: Royal Shifters #3
Author: LP Dover
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: January 19, 2021
Cover Design: RBA Designs
NYT Best-selling author, L.P. Dover delivers a steamy cocktail of fantastical creatures and sizzling romance in Rise of the Moon.
Half fae. Half shifter. Unimaginable power lying in wait…
The moment half-blood Laila joined the Teton pack, Cedric knew she belonged to him. Completing their bond will not be easy, but Cedric would pay any price to claim her as his mate.
If she stays.
The fae are luring Laila to their realm, promising to introduce her to a side of herself shrouded in mystery. If she leaves—and their bond remains unfulfilled—Cedric will experience a painful affliction unrequited male’s suffer that often ends in death.
Despite it paining him to think of her leaving, Cedric would never force Laila to stay. Only by asserting himself as the powerful alpha he is can he hope of proving to her that by his side—and in his bed—is exactly where she belongs.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Everything’s sweeter in the South has always been her mantra and she lives by it, whether it’s with her writing or in her everyday life. Maybe that’s why she’s seriously addicted to chocolate.
Dover has written countless novels in several different genres, including a children’s book with her daughter. Her favorite to write is romantic suspense, but she’s also found a passion in romantic comedy. She loves to make people laugh which is why you’ll never see her without a smile on her face.

📝REVIEW📝: From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout ~🌟🌟🌟🌟~ Genre: #Fantasy #Romance #Adult


A Maiden…

Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy by the gods. But the choice has never been hers.

A Duty…

The entire kingdom’s future rests on Poppy’s shoulders, something she’s not even quite sure she wants for herself. Because a Maiden has a heart. And a soul. And longing. And when Hawke, a golden-eyed guard honor bound to ensure her Ascension, enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. He incites her anger, makes her question everything she believes in, and tempts her with the forbidden.

A Kingdom…

Forsaken by the gods and feared by mortals, a fallen kingdom is rising once more, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance. And as the shadow of those cursed draws closer, the line between what is forbidden and what is right becomes blurred. Poppy is not only on the verge of losing her heart and being found unworthy by the gods, but also her life when every blood-soaked thread that holds her world together begins to unravel. 

My Review:

When people say the last 20% of this book is wild and changes everything…they aren’t wrong. Did I predict the huge plot twist? Yeah it was kind of obvious with all the context clues. But this book did some things that even I couldn’t follow.

Poppy is the Maiden, chosen by the gods at birth to ascend and save the entire kingdom. Being the Maiden comes with a bunch of rules and restrictions that Poppy isn’t super great at following. Then a new guard named Hawke comes into the picture and he is essentially temptation in tangible form. As whatever is between them grows, Poppy finds it harder and harder to remember what her duty is. 

The first thing I’ll say off the bat is that this book starts strong, gets slow, and then ends wild. This is a fantasy romance so the plot isn’t the strongest. There was a lot of world building but once Hawke really comes into the picture it’s all about the romance. Did I mind? Hell no. I knew what I was getting into when I picked this up. The only thing that bothered me was the string of chapters that Hawke wasn’t in because all I wanted was to read more about him. I also didn’t like some things that happened at the end because a certain character makes some very questionable and dumb decisions.

Poppy was a really interesting character because while she had a sense of innocence to her she really wasn’t what I expected. She was quite mischievous and had a fiery personality. Not to mention a penchant for violence. Hawke, for the most part, was fun to read about. Honestly he is probably the most attractive male character I’ve read about. Apparently he’s so gorgeous that literally everyone is thirsting over him. It was fun to swoon but his personality would irk me if I were Poppy. I loved watching them go at it but damn if I was Poppy I would have punched him in the face so many times. The best way I can describe him is to imagine how the devil would be portrayed in a romance and thats Hawke. 

Like I said the plot wasn’t very strong but the romance was fun. I wasn’t obsessed with it but it was highly entertaining to watch. I am interested to see where it goes considering the events at the end of this book. 

I would recommend giving this book a try if you’re interested. It’s definitely fun and full of wild twists. This is my sixth Jennifer L. Armentrout book and I was pleasantly surprised. I’ve read the Lux series and I didn’t love those. So if you didn’t like that series you might enjoy this one!

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Cover Reveal: “Decidedly with Luck” By Author Stina Lindenblatt, Genres: Second Chance Romance, Friends-to-Lovers, Hockey Romantic Comedy and more! Release Date: January 28th 2021, #PreOrder Now ~ @StinaLL @WildfireMarket1




Masquerade ball rule #1: what happens at the ball doesn’t always stay at the ball.








A chance encounter with a masked stranger at a charity ball led to an incredible kiss and a night of hot sex. The kiss was my goal for that night, a baby step forward after my husband’s death a year ago. The hot sex? Not so much.




You know what else hadn’t been my goal? 




To be knocked up by a man whose identity is a mystery to me. 




So now I’m preparing for my impending motherhood and planning a fundraiser to provide books for foster kids. 




The latter is where hot hockey player Logan Mathews comes in…






The last time I saw Kiera Ashdown was the night of the Jingle Balls masquerade ball. She’d wanted her first time with a man after her husband’s death to be with a stranger. 




After my NHL team trades me to San Francisco, where my daughter and ex-wife live, I’m determined to be a better father and not repeat past mistakes. My hockey career and my daughter come first. 




The last thing I expect to discover is that Kiera is my seven-year-old daughter’s teacher. The last thing I expect to learn is that she’s pregnant with my dead best friend’s child. 




And the last thing I want to admit is that I was the one who made love to Kiera—several times—the night of the ball.




Because if she ever found out that I’d lied to her, I could lose her friendship. I could lose so much more…


Decidedly with Luck is a standalone romance. All the books in the series can be read in any order.
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Meet Stina Lindenblatt



Born in Brighton England, USA Today bestselling author Stina Lindenblatt has lived in a number of countries, including England, the US, Finland, and Canada. 


This would explain her mixed up accent. 


She has a kinesiology degree and a MSc in sports biological sciences. 


In addition to writing fiction, she loves photography, and currently lives in Calgary, Canada, with her husband and three kids. 



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Release Blitz: “A Ruthless Christmas” A Ruthless Kings MC Series Novella, By Author: K.L. Savage, Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense/Organized Crime, Release Date: December 18, 2020 #AvailableNow ~ @klsavage_author @GiveMeBooksPR

Title: A Ruthless Christmas
A Ruthless Kings MC Series Novella
Author: K.L. Savage
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense/Organized Crime
Release Date: December 18, 2020
Jingle Hells, Jingle Hells, Jingle all the way…
They think they are safe.
Isn’t that sickening?
They are decorating for Christmas.
Twinkling lights. Wreaths. Mistletoe.
All that is missing is snow.
They are the idea of a perfect family, aren’t they?
I wonder how many of them are wishing for a Christmas miracle.
How many of them only want peace?
A night full of magic and wonder…
Not when I’m here.
It’s a beautiful time to be the Groundskeeper.
Turning miracles into nightmares.
Merry Christmas.
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K.L. Savage decided they were tired of looking for the kind
of books they wanted to read. They had an itch that needed to be scratched, and
as every girl knows, nothing scratches better than an alpha.

They write about gritty, alpha males, sometimes their dark sides, and the women
they love.

If you have the same itch, their alpha males should fix that.

New Release: “Gravity Happens” By Author Lizzie James, Genre: Second Chance, Friends-to-Lovers, Christmas Romance, is #AvailableNow ~ @lizziejames86 @EJBookPromos




Title: Gravity Happens

Author: Lizzie James
Genre: Second Chance/Friends to Lovers/Christmas Romance
Release Date: December 18, 2020
Cover Design: Eleanor Lloyd-Jones at Schmidt Cover Designs




He was there. Through all the good times, and the bad. When my world collapsed and my family passed away; he was there. He picked me up and gave me a reason to keep going. He just never saw that the reason was him.

When your best friend starts pulling away, what do you do? When the girl who has always been there is suddenly too busy and the revolving door through my bedroom no longer holds my attention what should I do?

Will Thomas finally wake up and see what he’s been missing all this time? Is it time for this crazy pair to finally take a chance and let their love story happen this Christmas?



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I rolled my eyes at him and grabbed my scarf, tying it in a neat knot beneath my chin, and grabbed my coat. I slipped it on, fastening the buttons as I walked into the living area. I worked at a coffee shop, and it was my dream to one day attend an art school. I had applied to one in Paris but I hadn’t heard back yet. I didn’t expect to if I was honest.

“Keep your knickers on,” I teased him. “Has Grinch already left?” I asked, referring to my roommate, Thomas.

He laughed at my charming nickname for him. “You know how he is. He hates Christmas. He’ll never change.” He rolled his eyes mockingly as he led me to the front door.

Thomas worked at a bar with Luke called Dominic’s. He and I had known each other since we were infants, and it had always been him and I against the world. My parents had died when I was sixteen years old, and that had been when I moved in with Thomas and his mother. She took me in and loved me like I was one of her own, and I knew how lucky I was. Without her, I probably would have gone into the system.

Luke held the door open for me and waited while I locked up. “Do you know what you’re going to get for Scrooge?” He chuckled as he exited the building, wrapping his arm around my shoulders.

“I’ve almost finished Thomas’s.” I grinned up at him cockily. “He’s the easiest person on my list to buy for. I know that man better than I know my own name.”

Luke raised his eyebrow at me with a knowing expression on his face.

“Shut up!” I dug my finger in his ribs, already knowing what he was hinting at. “Nothing is going on between us.”

“Right,” he mocked. He looked down at me before he reached down and took my hand in his. “How many times do I have to say it?”

I shook my head at him. “He doesn’t see me like that.”

I saw him like that, though.

I felt like I had been in love with Thomas since our teenage years, and I’d hoped something would happen, thinking that maybe, if I waited long enough, he would see me in a new light and want more.

It had never happened, though. No matter how long I’d waited or how many girls I’d seen him with… I had come to the conclusion that he would never see me as anything other than his stupid, book nerd best friend.

“It’ll never happen, Luke.” I shook my head at him. “So, just let it go, okay?” I looked up at him, wanting to get my point across.

“Fine.” He slung his arm back around my shoulder as we began walking down the street. “What time are you working till later?” he asked.

“I have a late one. I start at six pm and finish at nine, so it gives me a chance to get some shopping done first.” I laughed at him before I reached up and rubbed my hand on the top of his head.

Flakes fell from his hair, and I leaned up and kissed his cheek. “I’ll see you later.” I gave him a small wave and turned and walked away from him. “Tell Thomas to keep me some food.”

Like I said, I knew that man better than I knew myself. He’d probably order Chinese food for himself and whatever female he’d chosen to hang out with tonight. Sometimes I believed Thomas lived in his own little bubble. He could be blunt and harsh a lot of the time and often didn’t have a filter between his brain and mouth, but he had a good heart. Sometimes, though, I wished he could see me for what I was—look at me and really see me: just a lovesick girl in love with the perfect guy. Instead, I had a friend who had a revolving door to his bedroom with a different girl accessing it each week.

I rolled my eyes at myself. Today wasn’t the day for pity parties: today was a day for Christmas shopping in the city I loved. There was no point in wishing for things that were never going to happen.





New Release: “Yuletide” By Authors: J. Haney & S.I. Hayes, Series: Welcome to…, Genre: Contemporary Romance is #AvailableNow




Yuletide by J. Haney & S.I. Hayes
Series: Welcome to…
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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Just an hour North East of Bar and Winter Harbours, is the sleepy little town of Hollyhock, Maine. With its border on the Arcadian National Park, it is the perfect place to get away for a long weekend or in the case of Seraphine Haven maybe the rest of your life.
Jaded from a lost relationship she has come to town to remake herself and serve up a few sweet concoctions. Little did she know the meddling that was about to fil her days and cold winter nights this Christmas.
Issac Skuyler has failed to land, as his father puts it. The son of a florist and longshore fisherman it was the creative blooms that attracted him and kept him home. At thirty-five he’s single and running his own shop, but there’s just one small hitch – he’s still in his father’s house – specifically his basement.
When the cold November air blows in a pretty stranger will it be enough to turn Issac’s head or will his family push too hard leaving Issac to the flowers and wreaths for the rest of the Yuletide season?



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