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January 2021

New Release: “Decidedly With Luck” (A By the Bay Novel) #ContemporaryRomance By Author Stina Lindenblatt is #AvailableNow ~ @StinaLL @Wildfiremarket1

Release Date: January 28

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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📝Review📝: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Stars to “When I Think of You” (An 80’s Baby Short) By Author Dee Ellis, #RomanticShortStory #80sRomance Release Date: February 1st 2021 ~ @authordeeellis

When I Think of You
An 80’s Baby Short Romance

Author Dee EIlls

Genre: #Romance #80sRomance #Instalove #SmalltownRomance

My Rating: 4

Cover: 5

POV: First-person dual perspectives

Kindle edition: 70 pages

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Mandi Locke doesn’t know yet what she wants out of life–but she has a good time trying to figure it out. Never taking much seriously–besides Ralph Macchio, the Thriller album, and Tab–her days are spent working at Pine Star Cinema and her nights dreaming of a place better and bigger than Pine Grove.

Noah Teller is ready to get out of this town after he graduates college. Until he lands a job at the Pine Grove Galleria and meets Mandi. The two couldn’t be more different but whenever he thinks of her, he sees a future. A future that he will do whatever it takes to make happen.

Welcome back to the 80’s baby. Put away the Aqua Net and slip into something a little more comfortable with one of these eleven couples as they fall in love in Pine Grove.

My 📝Review📝:

4 Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟
When I Think of You takes place during the 1980’s. Oh boy, was I brought back in time. The 80’s was the best of times for me. I was still finding myself, hanging out at clubs, going to movies, and experiencing my first tastes of alcohol. Don’t get me started on the music. My favorite possession was my Sony Walkman! To this day, I listen to 80’s music almost daily. While this book cannot be described as 80’s overkill; the references were done moderately as not to take away the focus of the story. But truthfully, I wouldn’t have minded if there was overkill, lol.

The 80’s Baby Series will start releasing by the various authors next week. I am so excited to read more!

Mandi and Noah
Both main characters are 24/25 years old and come from the small town of Pine Grove, Louisiana. Noah left to go to college in Boston. Other than visiting his parents now and then, Noah has no desire to make Pine Grove his permanent home. Not only is the small town a bit stifled, the economy is poor. In less you want to make a career as a mall employee, the younger generation wants out. Noah was planning an internship for the summer but his father called him home to spend the time in Pine Grove. Noah’s mother is sick so he doesn’t hesitate to come home to see her and help out where he can. I loved Noah. He was a great hero. So sweet and attentive and patient. He took one look at Mandi and his whole outlook on life changed. She became the focus of his future.

Mandi was a sweetheart. She was fun and loyal. During a break from school, she takes a job for the Summer in the Pine Grove movie theatre located in the mall. It wasn’t how she wanted to spend her Summer but Mandi viewed her job as a means to an end. She wanted to go to film school in Baton Rouge and make her screenplays into successful movies.

Mandi and Noah’s attraction was instant. The chemistry between them was so intense. However, despite the fact their relationship started off with a conflict, they took things slow. The slow burn was perfect. Truthfully, in short stories, there is only so many words you can write when you’re given a limit to length. And I thought the author did a nice job incorporating emotions, plot, and conflict, culminating in a satisfying epilogue. This book was very short but had all it needed to be enjoyable. There is even an option to read a bonus chapter at the end of the book.

This is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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Cover Reveal: “Come to Me” By Author J.H. Croix, #ContemporarySmallTownRomance ~ Release Date: April 13th 2021, #PreOrderAvailableNow ~ @JHCroix @wildfiremarket1



Release Date: April 13


A broody ex-military pilot and a sassy yoga teacher collide in a small town.


Diego is distracting. He shows up in my yoga class with his smokin’ hot bod and enough brawn to set the world on fire. Cue the melting.




He oozes the rugged hero vibe, rides a motorcycle and flies planes in the wilds of Alaska. He’s all man and then some.




I came to this small town for a fresh start, and I don’t need to be rescued. Except maybe if Diego’s the one doing the rescuing, I wouldn’t mind at all.




I’ve got it all under control until he kisses me. I’m not just melting, I’m aflame, and my heart’s in free fall. There’s only one man I want to catch me.




Diego & Gemma’s story is perfect for readers who love small town romance with grumpy heroes who know how to sweep a sassy girl off her feet in the very best way. 


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USA Today Bestselling Author J. H. Croix lives in a small town in the historical farmlands of Maine with her husband and two spoiled dogs. 


Croix writes steamy contemporary romance with sassy women and rugged alpha men who aren’t afraid to show some emotion. Her love for quirky small-towns and the characters that inhabit them shines through in her writing. 


Take a walk on the wild side of romance with her bestselling novels!

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New Release: “The Bromantic Comedies” Compilation of Audio Plays by Author Erin Mallon is #AvailableNow ~ @ErinMallon #SocialbutterflyPR

The Bromantic Comedies, an all-new compilation of humorous and heartfelt audio plays from Erin Mallon is available now!

A paintball battleground. A wrestling mat for sleep-deprived new daddies. A feminine product aisle in the local drugstore. These are some of the places where men connect… at least in The Bromantic Comedies.

A compilation of humorous and heartfelt plays exploring what it means to be “masculine” in a world where men are supposed to be tough.

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Meet Erin
Erin Mallon’s debut romantic comedy novel, Flirtasaurus, releases in July 2020. She is an award-winning narrator of over 450 books and an accomplished playwright and producer in New York City. She has written over 40 plays, which have been produced Off-Broadway and all over the country, including These Walls Can Talk, a raucous theatrical love letter to the romance audiobook community. She lives in a little yellow house on the outskirts of NYC with her husband and Three J’s.

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Sale Blitz: “Riggs” Series: Kings of Retribution MC Louisiana #1, By Authors: Sandy Alvarez & Crystal Daniels, Genre: MC Romance, #AvailableNow ~ @CrystalandSandy @GiveMeBooksPR

Title: Riggs
Series: Kings of Retribution MC Louisiana #1
Authors: Sandy Alvarez & Crystal Daniels
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: June 16, 2019
Abel LeBlanc, better known to his brothers as Riggs—President for The Kings of Retribution MC, Louisiana Chapter. As a former Green Beret, he runs the club with the same amount of precision and grit he did serving his country. 
Dedicating years of his life to mercenary missions, and to his club left no time or desire to settle down and start a family of his own. What good could come of loving a woman if he could never promise her forever when he willingly puts his life on the line every day.
No one has ever come close to making him want more.
Until Luna.
A call from Jake; President and founder of The Kings of Retribution MC has Riggs and his men on the road toward Montana. Their objective—protect a woman from falling into the hands of another MC.
Little did Riggs know when his eyes fell upon the striking woman with violet eyes, she would alter his life forever.
Growing up in the system is hard enough for any kid. For Luna Novak, not being able to hear the world around her made surviving in it the most terrifying and isolating experience of her life.
Though she doesn’t have much, Luna feels she has finally gotten to a point in her life where her future doesn’t look so grim. That is until she makes the mistake of putting her trust in the hands of the wrong man—almost costing Luna her life.
For Luna to protect herself and survive, she must leave Arizona behind for a new life in Polson. When her past follows her, threatening the lives of those around her, Luna soon finds herself under the protection of the local MC.
Leaving with Riggs and going back to Louisiana with him becomes her only choice. Her heart tells her Riggs will keep her safe, yet fear screams for her to run.
The pull she feels toward Riggs is stronger than any feeling she has felt before, but can she put her trust and her life in the hands of another man so quickly?
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Sandy Alvarez and Crystal Daniels are the powerhouse writing duo behind the widely popular MC series Kings of Retribution MC Montana and Louisiana. 
Some of their other books include, Demetri and Nikolai The Volkov Empire, Leather and Mistletoe, Love above Law, Keeping Denver, Bayou Christmas, and Whiskey Holiday.

Cover Reveal: “Within Reach” (The Fated Series) By Author H.L. Packer, #ContemporaryRomance ~ Release Date: February 8th 2021 ~ #HLPackerAuthor @EJBookPromos



Title: Within Reach

Series: The Fated Series
Author: H.L. Packer
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 8, 2021
Cover Design: Moore Funky Graphics


I had it all.
The easy, quiet life.
Money that made itself and a family I saw when I wanted.
I never expected that one night would change all of that…
I wasn’t looking for love, but when he stumbled through that doorway I knew there was something special about him.
A spark. A connection. Something that not even I could deny…
Will fate finally allow them their happy ever after?
Or does it have other things in store?




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HL Packer is quite frankly a busy bee.
An avid readers as a child her love for all things written waned into adulthood, the excitement of real life things taking over. But when her life slowed down as she finished her office job for maternity leave her husband purchased her an ereader and that obsession was rekindled.
Quickly she went from reader to reviewer, and then from reviewer to blogger; street teams and promo tours galore. When she began collating her own book boxes over at Romance Readers Book Box UK and the opportunity to include her own words and world, the characters began talking.
Those cheeky characters quickly found themselves down on the page and her first series was in progress.
When she is not coordinating her worlds, you can find her running around after her free-spirited three children, and husband, or tending to the dogs, bearded dragons, and snakes that also reside with them.
A break can be found soaking in a bubbly bath or enjoying a glass of wine, often still with a book in her hand.





New Release: “Dare to Stay” By Author Carly Phillips, #contemporaryromance #Secondchanceromance is #AvailableNow ~ @carlyphillips @Wildfiremarket1


Release Date: January 26

He’s the one who left. 
She’s the one he left behind. 

Willow James, athletic trainer for the Miami Thunder football team, knows abandonment and hurt. A child of foster care, she’s been moved around and left behind more times than she cares to count. 
Just when she was starting to let her guard down with Braden Prescott, he left for a two year stint with Doctors Without Borders. 
Now he’s back.

Dr. Braden Prescott always felt like an outsider in his family of professional sports players. He’s traveled the world and is better for it, but now he’s home with a job for the Miami Thunder. 
When he comes face to face with the woman he left behind, their chemistry still smolders. She’ll give him her body again but not her heart.

He knows leaving her once was the biggest mistake of his life. Can Willow learn to trust him not to leave, especially when adventure comes calling again?

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Meet Carly Phillips


NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. 
She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. 
The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a full time writer. 
Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as a romance club pick and was the first romance on a nationally televised bookclub. 
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New Release: “Hero Ever After” By Author Sarah Ready, #ContemporaryRomance #RomanticComedy #WomensFiction is #AvailableNow ~ #SarahReadyAuthor @EJBookPromos

Title: Hero Ever After
Author: Sarah Ready
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy/Women’s Fiction
Release Date: January 26, 2021
Cover Design: Mayhem Cover Creations


She needs a hero. He needs a second chance.
Single mom Ginny Weaver needs a hero. Not an average hero. Not an everyday hero. A full-fledge, honest to goodness, super-duper A-list movie star, comic book action hero.
And she’ll do anything to get one.
Liam Stone is a washed-up, has-been, former Hollywood superhero – now dubbed “the super zero”.
He isn’t what Ginny needs.
But Ginny’s six year old daughter is sick and she has one last wish…
So, Ginny and Liam make a deal. Ginny will get a cape-wearing superhero for her daughter and Liam will get his chance at redemption. 
But deals come with unexpected consequences, like questioning what really makes a hero, or a family, and whether or not love has anything to do with it. 
Maybe, just maybe…love makes heroes of us all
A feel good, heart-warming contemporary romance about the power of hope, family and love.




“Sarah Ready is the best kept secret in contemporary romance…If you’re looking for a book that tickles your funny bone and tugs on your heart strings in the most exquisite way, this charming, witty story full of all the feels is your next amazing read!”

“hands down one of my favourite authors…I love this book! Would give more than 5 stars if I could!”

“This book brought me to tears! I loved everything about the book, the characters, plot everything! A book that you do not want to miss!”

“Hero Ever After is a feel good, happily ever after, romance read. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I adored this book.”





Excerpt from Chapter One Hero Ever After by Sarah Ready 

I love heroes. Everything about them. Their strength, their honor, their  devotion, their pursuit of the ultimate goal in the face of unsurmountable odds. A  hero always does what’s right, always wins, no matter what. Right now, more than  anything in the whole wide world, I need a hero. I’m broke, widowed, a whisper  from the edge, and my baby girl’s dying—she wants a hero, and by all that’s holy, I’ll  get her one. I’ll get her the greatest superhero of all time. I’ll get her Liam Stone.  

I glance to the backseat of the car. Bean’s strapped in her car seat. Her sixth  birthday was last week and she’s working through the pile of comic books that she  got for her present.  

“Do you think he’ll lift a car?” she asks. “When he fought The Red Spider he  lifted a car over his head and crushed him.”  

I take my eyes off the washed out dirt road and look in the rearview mirror.  “I don’t know, Bean. I don’t know if retired superheroes still do that stuff.” Two lines pucker between her forehead as she thinks my answer over. “But  he’ll still train me?”  

“If I have to wrestle him to the ground and force him.” 

She giggles and I nearly lose my breath at the happy sound.  

“Mama, you can’t beat Liam Stone. He’s strong as two hundred men, quick as  a rocket, and smarter than Einstein, aaand he’s devoted to helping the  misfortunate.” 

“Downtrodden,” I say with a wry smile. 

“He’ll be happy to see me. I bet he’s been wanting a protégé for years. All the  best heroes have ’em.” 

I raise my eyebrows. Since when did she start using words like protégé? “You  let me do the talking, Bean.” 

“I know.” She buries her nose back in the comic book. I can barely see the top  of her bald head over the bright cover of the comic.  

I breathe through the pinch of panic that comes every time I see evidence of  her being sick. Push it aside. 

Anyway, we’ve made it. We’re ten miles outside of Centreville where Route  511 crosses Route 511B and turns onto Pine Tree Road. Southern Ohio is full of  fallow land sold for cheap, you can snatch up hundreds of acres, and be left alone for  the rest of your life. Which is, I guess, what Liam Stone was hoping for. He bought  the land two years ago when he literally fell from Hollywood stardom.  

At first, everyone in town was starstruck, waiting for the day he’d come to  Main Street so they could go gaga over him. But he never came. Two years on, no  one in town has ever laid eyes on him. And no one has ever been brave enough to  come out and introduce themselves—extend a neighborly hello. Nope, we’ve all just  left him alone.  

Until today.




Sarah Ready is a novelist of romantic comedy, contemporary romance and women’s fiction.
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📝Review📝: “Strong, Silent Cowboy” (Moving Violations #2) By Authors: Lora Leigh & Veronica Chadwick, #RomanticSuspense Release Date: March 9th 2021 ~ #LoraLeighAuthor @RoniChadwick @NetGalley


Strong, Silent Cowboy
Moving Violations #2

By Authors:
Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwick

Purchase: Strong, Silect Cowboy
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Genre: #RomanticSuspense

POV: Third-peson alternating perspectives

My Rating: 3.75

Cover: 5

Publication: March 9th 2021

Read: January 18th 2021 *review copy provided by Net Galley via St. Martin’s Press

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See the series: Moving Violations Series


He Will Do Anything…

Sallie Hamblen had three incredibly hot, sexy nights with Jacob Donovan, an undercover CIA agent, before he disappeared, leaving her broken hearted and forever yearning for the man she lost. Years later, Jacob doesn’t know that the beauty he’s about to seduce in a small town bar is the woman he held in his arms all those years ago… and that she’s on the run from her past.

To Keep Her Safe…

Former CIA agent turned cowboy, Jacob Donovan wants nothing more than a simple life. Just the ranch and occasionally someone warm and sweet in his bed. Until Sallie comes back into his life and all of a sudden he wants to be in her bed every night…all night. When he discovers that her life is in danger, he swears he’ll protect her. Even when secrets are revealed that threaten everything between them, he will lay everything on the line to keep her in his arms.

My 📝Review📝: 3.75 Stars

3.75 stars.
I really enjoy Romantic Suspense, especially when it involves cowboys and small towns. After reading book one in this series, I knew I’d read the next book.

Sallie and Jacob
The H/h have an over-the-top amount of chemistry; with just one look at each other, I knew things were going to get hot. Having both perspectives made the book incredibly erotic. As with the first book in the series, I felt there was way too many pages of intimacy. These too were so intense that they couldn’t be in the same room with each other without touching, kissing, etc. I enjoy intimacy between the H/h because it helps to show me their true feelings. However, this book had pages and pages and pages of it and I found myself skimming to get past it all. In my opinion that unfortunately took away from the story. My biggest intrigue was the suspense/mystery aspect and I felt there were too many cracks in the story despite how exciting parts of the book were. I had many questions by the end where I assumed everything would have been wrapped up nicely. Instead, I did not have closure on a few things. Like, why did John do what he did to Sallie and lie to Jacob in the hospital? How did Rance end up at that last conflict when did? Although the book ended in a happily-ever-after, I expected an epilogue to tie everything together and give me answers to questions I still had. I was disappointed with no epilogue.

I also had some of the same issues after reading the first book in the series; questions that needed answers. Even though I felt let down with a few things, I overall enjoyed the book. The talents of the authors are amazing and they definitely know how to give you all the angsty, emotional feels using a broad imagination. Truthfully, it was the suspense/mystery aspect of the book I enjoyed the most.

This second book in the series is a standalone and you don’t have to read book one prior.

I just want to say something else. I recently learned that Veronica Chadwick recently passed away. My heart goes out to her family and close friends. I am sure she will be missed and it saddens me that we won’t have more stories from her. She will be missed.

This is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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