Sunday, January 31, 2016

BLOG TOUR ~ He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker

We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for K.A. Tucker’s HE WILL BE MY RUIN! HE WILL BE MY RUIN is a Adult Suspense novel, published by Atria books, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, and is set to be released February 2, 2016!


The USA TODAY bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series makes her suspense debut with this sexy, heartpounding story of a young woman determined to find justice after her best friend’s death, a story pulsing with the “intense, hot, emotional” (Colleen Hoover) writing that exhilarates her legions of fans.

A woman who almost had it all . . .

On the surface, Celine Gonzalez had everything a twenty-eight-year-old woman could want: a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a job that (mostly) paid the bills, and an acceptance letter to the prestigious Hollingsworth Institute of Art, where she would finally live out her dream of becoming an antiques appraiser for a major auction house. All she had worked so hard to achieve was finally within her reach. So why would she kill herself?

A man who was supposed to be her salvation . . .

Maggie Sparkes arrives in New York City to pack up what’s left of her best friend’s belongings after a suicide that has left everyone stunned. The police have deemed the evidence conclusive: Celine got into bed, downed a lethal cocktail of pills and vodka, and never woke up. But when Maggie discovers a scandalous photograph in a lock box hidden in Celine’s apartment, she begins asking questions. Questions about the man Celine fell in love with. The man she never told anyone about, not even Maggie. The man Celine believed would change her life.

Until he became her ruin. 

On the hunt for evidence that will force the police to reopen the case, Maggie uncovers more than she bargained for about Celine’s private life—and inadvertently puts herself on the radar of a killer. A killer who will stop at nothing to keep his crimes undiscovered.

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REVIEW by: CA Borgford 

I’m nervous writing this review because my words seem inadequate to explain the depths to which this story entertained me, captured my attention and touched my heart. Maggi gripped me in a stranglehold during the prologue and I found myself enthralled for hours until the very last word was read. This is an intense page turner. He Will Be My Ruin is a book I could not put down.

Meeting Celine through the eyes of the people who knew her, hearing her most private thoughts and knowing her fate kept me keenly aware that someone in the midst had everything to lose. This story makes you wonder if you really ever know someone. Clearly you see a combination of what they show you and the filter to which you see them through.

As Maggi works to uncover the mystery, with all the twists, turns and flat out surprises, I could feel her vulnerability. That human nature being both untrusting, yet seeking comfort. I found myself turned around more than a few times. There is no straight line to draw here. More questions than answers. Ms. Tucker has once again exceeded my every expectation and given a story so original and well crafted that when all the pieces of the puzzle came together I was breathless. I love that as an author she continues to grow and try new things, while never sacrificing the high quality or consistency of her work in the process.


“I need some advice, Grady, and I have no one else to ask.” 


“If you needed answers and the only person to give those to you was a person you didn’t know, had never met, and who might not like the questions you have to ask, what would you do?” 

He twists his lips in thought. “I’d create a situation to meet this person, and make it hard for 
them to refuse me.” 

Simple in theory…”But how?” 

He exhales heavily, his warm breath grazing my cheek telling me that he’s facing me. “Find 
common ground. A location, a purpose, an acquaintance. Force the meet and then work your questions around the real ones that you want to ask. You can get a lot of information out of a person just by treading too close to what they don’t want to talk about. The look in their eye, their facial expressions, the way they react to the mention of a name, or a place.” 

Grady seems more intelligent than what I’d expect of a pot-smoking building super. “You sound like you’ve been in my situation before.” 

“Once or twice. Maybe.” I hear the smile in his voice. 

Find common ground. Force the meet. The only common ground I have with this guy is now six feet underground in a San Diego cemetery. 


There is something that we’re both very familiar with. 

I pull out my phone and scroll through my emails to find the one with her phone number. I know this is beyond inappropriate, but once I get something in my head, there’s no dislodging it. Plus, I’m high. 


“Hey Dani. It’s Maggie Sparkes.” 

“Hi…Is everything okay?” She definitely sounds shocked to hear from me. 

Grady watches me quietly. “I’m sorry to be calling so late. You know how you offered help with anything I needed? Will, I need a favor.”

About K.A. Tucker:

Born in small-town Ontario, K.A. Tucker published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Aftermath by R J Prescott

The second book in a New Adult fiction series from USA Today bestselling author R.J. Prescott.

Cormac "The Hurricane" O'Connell's star is on the rise. Billed as the most promising young boxer of his generation, his new career is taking him to places he never dreamed. But O'Connell only needs one thing in life: his wife. In her final year of college, Em cannot follow him around the world but together they make it work. Just when everything they ever wanted is on the horizon, the past resurfaces to haunt them, and O'Connell realizes that justice might not be a part of his happy ever after. He couldn't protect Em once before, but in the aftermath of the hurricane, he will make sure that never happens again.


I thought I loved the Irish accent before but now I would seriously kill for an Irish man of my own after reading the brilliant conclusion to Cormac and Emily's story.

After finishing the first book I did wonder whether there was going to be any point to the second book or whether it could have just finished there but it was excellently delivered. There was intense moments, suspense and as always, well delivered comedy from Tommy.

I'm going to assume that the themes and the way the book unfolds contains several triggers for people sensitive to themes such as rape and abuse. It's not for the faint hearted and I was seriously PO'd at specific points.

Thoroughly enjoyed reading and I hope all the Driscoll boys get the HEA they are looking for.

This review was prepared by JoJo. An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, January 29, 2016


WHERE LIGHTNING STRIKES releasing March 22, 2016. We can't wait for you to fall into this sexy emotional novel!

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Do you know what it feels like right before lightning strikes? How you can feel the current running through your veins? The trembles of warning that ripple through the air? It was a thrill Tamar King chased all her life until it became the very thing she had to escape.

For the last four years, Tamar King has hidden herself in an isolated world she created. She was safe. No one could touch her. Until Lyrik West walked through her door.

He’s the lead guitarist for Sunder and everything she can never have. The dark and beautiful rock star becomes everything she craves.

Lyrik’s life has been devoted to his band and that success has cost him. Bitter, hard, and filled with regret, he refuses to lose himself again, but from the moment he sees her, he wants one night with Tamar King.

The gorgeous bartender is more than he bargained for. Their attraction is consuming. Their desire overpowering. With one touch, they ignite.

But is it worth the cost of getting burned?

She’s a gorgeous nightmare and he’s a wicked dream…

WHERE LIGHTNING STRIKES, a Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel

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aljacksonphotoA.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary and new adult romance.

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life. Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. 

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

After the Kiss (Sex, Love, & Stiletto Series Book 1) by Lauren Layne

Lauren Layne kicks off her Sex, Love & Stiletto series with a delightful short novel! InAfter the Kiss, the star columnist of Stiletto magazine will do anything for a story. Anything . . . except fall in love.
Julie Greene loves flings. Loves steamy first dates, sizzling first kisses, and every now and then, that first sexy romp between the sheets. Comfy pants, sleepy Sundays, movie nights on the couch? Shudder. But when Julie gets assigned the hardest story of her career—a first-person account of that magical shift between dating and “I do”—she’ll need a man brave enough to give a total commitment-phobe a chance at more.
Normally, Mitchell Forbes would be exactly that man. A devastatingly hot workaholic who tends to stay in relationships for far too long, he should be the perfect subject for Julie’s “research.” But what Julie doesn’t know is that Mitchell is looking to cut loose for once in his life. And the leggy journalist notorious for avoiding love is exactly the type of no-strings fling he’s looking for. In other words, Mitchell is the polar opposite of what Julie needs right now. And, at the same time, he’s exactly what she wants.

Julie is suppose to write a story for Stiletto Magazine regarding the next steps to first dates, first kisses .. What comes after "movie night" ..

She has never been in love, been on a ton of dates and some even lasted more than a few weeks. But they weren't relationships. 

Mitchell on the other hand, is the opposite. He is just getting out of a two year relationship. His friend Colin makes a bet with him that he can't just have a "fling" that he always has to look at the future and "movie nights".. He agrees to find a girl who is just a fling and swears he will win this bet. He and Julie meet and have dinner and the story goes from there. Does Julie ever write her article and who wins the bet? 

I love the way Lauren writes. I have read a few of her books already and I always fall in love with all the characters. I loved the bickering and teasing between Julie and Mitchell. I was laughing out loud through some of the scenes in the book! I am now moving on to the second book in the series! 

I highly recommend!~ Its a great Romantic Comedy! This review was prepared by Jeanine. An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.


COVER REVEAL ~ RoomHate by Penelope Ward

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RELEASE DATE: February 15, 2016

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

Sharing a summer house with a hot-as-hell roommate should be a dream come true, right? 

Not when it’s Justin…the only person I’d ever loved…who now hates me.

When my grandmother died and left me half of the house on Aquidneck Island, there was a catch: the other half would go to the boy she helped raise.

The same boy who turned into the teenager whose heart I broke years ago.

The same teenager who’s now a man with a hard body and a hardass personality to match.

I hadn’t seen him in years, and now we’re living together because neither one of us is willing to give up the house.

The worst part? He didn’t come alone.

I’d soon realize there’s a thin line between love and hate. I could see through that smug smile. Beneath it all…the boy is still there. So is our connection. 

The problem is…now that I can’t have Justin, I’ve never wanted him more.

Author's note – RoomHate is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.