17 Feb 2020

Inebriated | Blog tour

Title: Inebriated
Series: Inebriated #1
Author: Katey Taylor
Tour schedule: xpressobooktours.com/inebriated

Synopsis

Barely seventeen and as pretty as can be: the summer is their playground. Cait and her best friends Steph and Allie take on San Francisco’s party scene with fake IDs and short dresses. 

When Cait meets Adrien Cross, the charismatic lead singer of her favorite indie band, she’s introduced to a hedonistic world of liquor and lust that she never wants to leave. But then that world spirals out of control and the harsh realities of reckless living take a toll on Cait and the ones she loves. What will be left when the makeup masks wash off, the bottles are empty, and Cait begins to lose her grip on everything?

Katey Taylor’s heart-wrenching debut novel will have you strapped into the intense rollercoaster ride of Cait’s life and one chaotic summer that will change it all.



Review

This book was provided by the author through Wildfire Marketing Solutions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Katey Taylor and Wildfire Marketing Solutions!

Inebriated is the first book in the Inebriated series and tells the story of Cait and Adrien.

When I started reading this book, I thought everything was going to be different at the end of the book but it was not. I have some mixed feelings about this book. I really liked the concept of the story. I liked that Katey Taylor talked about addiction, death, family. But the thing that bothered me about this book was the main character and her interest.

Cait is a wild high school student who loves to party and drink with her friends. I’m not always okay with the choices she’s made in this book and that annoyed me. She’s so reckless and doesn’t think things through. Adrien is a struggling addict and musician and he doesn’t make the best choices either. Their relationship isn’t healthy at all…

As I mentioned before I have mixed feelings about Inebriated but I liked how the book ended. I’m really curious what Katey Taylor will write in the next book in the series, Neon Nights!

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About the author
Katey Taylor is the author behind the emotionally wrenching Young Adult Novel Inebriated. Katey’s passion for storytelling stemmed not long after she first learned to write with a pencil. Every story she writes is infused with a piece of her heart and her absolute muses of music and travel. She’s a San Francisco Bay Area native living in a house that sits on a bayside lagoon with her husband and two cats.

Inebriated | Review

Title: Inebriated
Series: Inebriated #1
Author: Katey Taylor
Pages: 231 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Rating: ★★★.5

Synopsis

Barely seventeen and as pretty as can be: the summer is their playground. Cait and her best friends Steph and Allie take on San Francisco’s party scene with fake IDs and short dresses. 

When Cait meets Adrien Cross, the charismatic lead singer of her favorite indie band, she’s introduced to a hedonistic world of liquor and lust that she never wants to leave. But then that world spirals out of control and the harsh realities of reckless living take a toll on Cait and the ones she loves. What will be left when the makeup masks wash off, the bottles are empty, and Cait begins to lose her grip on everything?

Katey Taylor’s heart-wrenching debut novel will have you strapped into the intense rollercoaster ride of Cait’s life and one chaotic summer that will change it all.



Review

This book was provided by the author through Wildfire Marketing Solutions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Katey Taylor and Wildfire Marketing Solutions!

Inebriated is the first book in the Inebriated series and tells the story of Cait and Adrien.

When I started reading this book, I thought everything was going to be different at the end of the book but it was not. I have some mixed feelings about this book. I really liked the concept of the story. I liked that Katey Taylor talked about addiction, death, family. But the thing that bothered me about this book was the main character and her interest.

Cait is a wild high school student who loves to party and drink with her friends. I’m not always okay with the choices she’s made in this book and that annoyed me. She’s so reckless and doesn’t think things through. Adrien is a struggling addict and musician and he doesn’t make the best choices either. Their relationship isn’t healthy at all…


As I mentioned before I have mixed feelings about Inebriated but I liked how the book ended. I’m really curious what Katey Taylor will write in the next book in the series, Neon Nights!

15 Feb 2020

The Demigod Complex | Review

Title: The Demigod Complex
Series: Brimstone Inc. #1
Author: Abigail Owen
Pages: 169 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Release date: 17 February 2020
Rating: ★★★★.5

Synopsis

When Lyleia Naiad was head-hunted by Brimstone, Inc., for her job as Executive Assistant to a high-powered billionaire demigod, she was given one directive—do NOT fall in love with Castor Dioskouri. Doesn’t matter if he’s the son of Zeus and can electrify a room with a single glance. As an ex-nymph, she possesses a unique ability—a gift from the goddesses to protect nymphs from the randy gods—to resist her boss’s charms.

Or so she thought.

He insists she accompany him to an alpha wolf shifter mating ceremony, an event where the pheromones fly, and so do clothes … and inhibitions.

Goddesses save her, because Castor has stolen into Lyleia’s heart, and she’s not so sure she can hold out much longer…

*This novella was previously self published but has undergone a complete re-edit. Scenes were added, things were changed, but the kissing still remains! 


Review

This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Entangled Amara! 

The Demigod Complex is the first book in the Brimstone Inc. series and tells the story of Lyleia and Castor. 

The Demigod Complex is the third book I’ve read by Abigail Owen. I’ve read another book by her and another one from her pen name, Kadie Scott. I really liked those other books so it was no surprise that I really liked this book too! The story was really interesting and I like reading books with multiple paranormal characters!

I really liked the characters and I’m such a sucker for boss/assistant Romance! I just cannot get enough of it because it’s kind of forbidden but hot at the same time! I loved how protective Castor was and Leia was such a strong character. She faced some people that did her wrong but she kept looking them in the eyes. I love a strong female protagonist! And Castor and Leia are just perfect for each other. I cannot get enough of them!

I really liked The Demigod Complex, it was another amazing book by Abigail Owen! The story was well written and fast paced! I’m looking forward to the next book in the Brimstone Inc. series because it’ll be about Dahlia!

14 Feb 2020

Wrong Bed, Right Man | Review

Title: Wrong Bed, Right Man
Series: Accidental Love #3
Author: Rebecca Brooks
Pages: 150 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Release date: 17 February 2020
Rating: ★★★★.5

Synopsis

Rose Campbell is determined to get her stuff from her cheating ex-fiancΓ©’s apartment. There’s just one problem. A sexy stranger is sleeping in her bed. Work boots and scruff so aren’t her type – except when they’re on furniture maker Owen Crowley, who is funny, kind, and speaks his mind.

The prim and proper Rose isn’t the kind of woman Owen is usually interested in. But the more he gets to know her, the more intrigued he becomes. There’s passion underneath those stiff suits of hers that he can’t wait to explore.

There’s no reason these two opposites can’t have some sexy fun – except that one thing. Rose works for the very people trying to destroy Owen’s business.



Review 

This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Entangled: Brazen!

Wrong Bed, Right Man is the third book in the Accidental Love series and tells the story of Rose and Owen. Even though this is the third book in the series, it can be read as a standalone.

It’s been a while since I read the second book in the Accidental Love series but I remember really liking that one so when I got the opportunity to read and review this book, I couldn’t say no! Luckily for me, every book can be read as a standalone, so I had no problems at all. When I started Wrong Bed, Right Man, I couldn’t stop reading. It was so addictive!

Wrong Bed, Right Man tells the story of Rose and Owen, they’re kind of enemies since Rose works for a company that is destroying Owen’s business, but they can’t help falling for each other. I really liked both characters because they were perfect for each other and I loved reading about them.

I really like that this book isn’t just about the romance, but also about loving your job and fighting for your job. I really liked Wrong Bed, Right Man and I cannot wait to read more books by Rebecca Brooks!

12 Feb 2020

Life update | February 2020

I wanted to post another update because a few things happened since my last update I posted in December. Some good things happened but also some bad things…

School
I had exams in January and I have some good news: I passed all my exams! I’m really happy because this means I’m one step closer to getting my degree. I’m really happy but at the same time, I’m really scared. I’m scared about my internship, my thesis and getting a job after graduating. I think this period will be stressy for me, but I’ll hopefully enjoy it as well.

As for the friend thing I mentioned in my previous post, it didn’t get better. It kinda got worse. I keep thinking about them and about what I did wrong for them to act like that towards me. I’m still thinking of previous conversations or things that they could be talking about behind my back. Sometimes I really really hate my anxiety. Some days I don’t think about them, but there are a lot of days when I do think of them…

Mental health
My mental health is kind of getting better but not that much. I thought my MH would improve once my exams were over and I got my grades, but it hasn’t improved that much yet. I think it’s because of the friend thing I mentioned above as well as the thoughts about my internship, thesis and finding a job.

My anxiety’s been driving me nuts about these things and I keep thinking that my boyfriend doesn’t love me anymore and that some people don’t like me anymore. I don’t know why I keep thinking that my bf doesn’t love me anymore because we recently celebrated our 6th anniversary. I think it’s the fear of people leaving me behind because so many friends did (in the past and the present). It feels like I’m easily left behind.

Blog
I was hoping that after my exams, I had some more inspiration to write some new blog posts. But no, there’s still no inspiration… I did create a little makeup tutorial last month and I’ve been keeping up with my Bullet Journal posts, but that’s it. All my other posts are bookish posts such as reviews, blog tours and cover reveals. I hope my inspiration will return pretty soon.

11 Feb 2020

The Brave & The Broken | Review

Title: The Brave & The Broken
Series: Gifted Fae Academy #2
Author: Brittni Chenelle
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 14 February 2020
Rating: ★★★★.5

Synopsis

When one of the four elite students of Gifted Fae Academy is murdered, it leaves the entirety of the student body feeling defeated … especially me.

A shocking declaration shatters the fragile peace the school has barely managed to maintain and brings the criminal organization dedicated to murdering Fae to the forefront of society. Their leader is identified – a traitor we believed to be one of our own.

With the only home I have left threatening to close its doors, I must prove where my loyalties lie. There is no such thing as trust within the wall of the legendary academy any longer. It’s now student versus student. We’re all hurt … all broken. The thirst for revenge is palpable and there is no one who craves justice more than I do. But, no one is as conflicted as I am either.

Everything is not as it seems. The lies are too simple and the truth is far too complex. The more pieces of the puzzle that I uncover, the closer I get to the boy who broke us – who broke me. Will I have what it takes to stop him before his plans come to fruition? Or will my hesitation cost me my life this time?

 If you love reading about childhood friends, enemies-to-lovers, royal and celebrity classmates, and everything Fae, then one click today and fall into this magical new series that’s Gossip Girl meets My Hero Academia!
This Upper YA/NA series is intended for mature audiences. It contains cursing, sexual situations, bullying, and violence.


Review

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Brittni Chenelle!

The Brave & The Broken is the second book in the Gifted Fae Academy series and continues the story of Reina and Kaito.

The Brave & The Broken was another great book written by Brittni Chenelle! I’ve been reading a lot of books about fae and I really like the concept of the Gifted Fae Academy! It’s something different than I’ve read before and I really like that. These days books are really similar, and that not always bad, but I love reading a story that is a bit more original.

Reina and Kaito changed a lot from book 1 until the end of book 2. I really like some character development in books and Brittni Chenelle did so well! Just like the first book, The Brave & The Broken is written in two perspectives (Reina and Kaito) and I love reading in both perspectives. I just love it when you get to know more about the main characters by reading their thoughts and by reading about their feelings.

The Brave & The Broken was such a quick read. I love the shorter chapters because then it feels like you finish the book in 10 seconds. It’s also a lot easier to read, in my opinion. I don’t really like chapters that are too long. The Brave & The Broken was such a good book and I’m really excited for the next book in the series!

The Order Anthology: Valentine's Sale


This Valentine's day, enter a world of secret societies, sensuality, and scandal... 

Get it here: amzn.to/2Hi9Bhy 


Synopsis

All three books in The Order Series in one convenient package! Enter a world of secret societies, sensuality, and scandal...

Bloom (The Order #1)
When she was sold at the age of nine to a Suitor, Fawn believed he would protect her from the “Mainworld”, where those who know nothing about the Order dwell. Living with the cruel man who bought her freedom, she finds just what the Order is about: money, control, and status for the Owner and humiliation and abuse for those they own.

Unwilling to accept the expectations of being Owned, Fawn goes from golden girl to maid, content to live in the shadows of the Order as long as she isn’t Owned again.

It’s been ten years since she disgraced her former Owner’s name, and now the brooding Frenchman Elliot Lyon wants her. Master Lyon is kind, smart, and unlike any man she’s met. She doesn’t want to admit it to herself, but Fawn is drawn to him despite constantly planning her next escape.

Even the prettiest flowers have thorns, and Master Lyon is hiding secrets that will uproot everything she thinks she knows about him.

Wilt (The Order #2)
When she was sold to Master Elliot Lyon of House Chimera, Fawn could have never imagined he was the same person as Elliot, the man beneath a well placed mask. A victim. Just like her. She would have never thought he was grooming her for the Wolf she’d already escaped once. That he planned to deliver her to the beast’s jaws in exchange for his wife. Master JΓ€ger will stop at nothing to have her—even if that means using others as collateral. With more than just their lives on the line, Fawn must become someone else, and Master Lyon distances himself further from Elliot as her transfer looms.

The roots of the Order run deep within them, but Fawn is beginning to realize another bond has formed between her and her Owner, a man she vowed to destroy along with the rest of their tangled branches.

In a world where trust is just a tool and love isn’t meant for people like them, Fawn is determined to beat the powerful at their own elaborate games of make-believe. Even the man who Owns her.

Chrysalis (The Order #3)
After Wolf Manor, Fawn vowed to never be weak, broken, or scared again. She has wrenched her power from the Vultures, visiting them under the cover of darkness to deliver the same drug they’d given her. This version has a different side effect: death.

It doesn’t stop the nightmares, it can’t erase what happened, but revenge is the only distraction from Lyon Estate. Tucked in the wilderness, she draws back into herself until Master Lyon demands they make good on their deal. In order to continue her vengeance, he is to be her Owner—really this time.

While it is a small sacrifice to make, Fawn isn’t prepared to be pulled back into Elliot’s world, where the rules of the Order exist, but in a new way. Running from him sends her into the arms of others in House Chimera. People who should be off limits, but they also stir something within her wholly different than the emotions Master Lyon can conjure. Marius is patient, and she finds herself clinging to him more now than ever before. People like them don’t believe in love, but can they choose it?

Fawn is no longer the prey, but beyond the trees, a lone Wolf is hunting…

About the author
Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.

A Lovely Confession | Cover reveal

Title: A Lovely Confession
Series: Debt of Passion Duet #2
Author: Coralee June
Release date: 2 March 2020

Synopsis
 
Sometimes, I wondered if he was real.
Our time together was short, but it left a lasting impression on me.
I’m older now. Wiser, too.

Five years have passed, and I still can’t get him off my mind.
Hunter was cruel, angry, and protective.
I learned his secrets and he fled.

The day he left, I vowed to find him.
I guess now I have an obsession of my own:

Track down Hunter Hammond and make him mine. 

Goodreads: bit.ly/39n84CX
 

Read the first book in the series, A Lovely Obsession
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/341MqCe

About the author 
Coralee June is an international bestselling romance writer who enjoys engaging projects and developing real, raw, and relatable characters. She is an English major from Texas State University and has had an intense interest in literature since her youth. She currently resides with her husband and two daughters in Dallas, Texas, where she enjoys long walks through the ice-cream aisle at her local grocery store.

For more information about her and her upcoming releases, please visit her website at: www.authorcoraleejune.com

If I Let You Go | Cover reveal & re-release day

Title: If I Let You Go
Author: Kyra Lennon
Re-release: 11 February 2020
Genre: Contemporary romance, sweet/clean

Synopsis

Madison Connor is about to lose it. Her job, that is. For three years, she’s taken care of Dominic Hartley’s five year old daughter, Tilly, but her world is flipped on its head when Dominic tells her his latest promotion is taking him to New York. With Tilly having a meltdown over the move, Madison and Dominic get into a fight that changes the entire nature of their relationship, causing Madison to ask herself a big question. Can she let him go?



About the author 
Kyra Lennon grew up by the seaside which provides massive inspiration for her. Her first book was released in 2013, and she has gone on to release two successful series' and a handful of novellas, all falling into the category of Contemporary Romance.

Kyra is also a self-confessed book-a-holic, and has been since she first learned to read. When she's not reading, you'll usually find her hanging out in coffee shops with her trusty laptop and/or her friends, or enjoying nights out at comedy shows and live music venues.

Lennon is a proud supporter of several charities. She currently volunteers for her local cat shelter as a fundraiser and social media guru. Kyra has also had stories published in charity anthologies to raise money for Cats Protection, the British Heart Foundation, the Innocence Project, and Clusterbusters.

10 Feb 2020

Forgotten Pieces | Cover reveal

Title: Forgotten Pieces
Series: White Creek #3
Author: Tori Fox
Release date: 27 February 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis

Eight years ago, I fell for Ryder Thompson.
He knew me in a way no one else did.
He held my heart in his hands.
Until he brought it crashing to the floor.
I picked up the pieces, vowing to never let him in again.
And I never thought I would see him again.
Then one day, he reappeared in my life.
I promised myself I would ignore him.
I lied.
 ————————————————————
Tacoma Calloway made me a better man.
To this day I swear upon it, no matter how broken I am.
We weren’t meant to be together when we first met.
We were two lost souls finding solace in the other.
But eight years later, I still want her.
I forbid myself from loving her then.
And I am unable to love her now.
If only my heart would listen.
It won’t.

 
Previous books in the series:

About the author
Tori Fox loves books. So much so she decided to write one. It didn't go well. But after genre changes, many rewrites, and lots of editing she finally finished. And now that she is done, she doesn't plan on stopping anytime soon. Besides writing you can find her curled up on the couch with her dog reading a book or lost in a makeup store purchasing more makeup than is necessary for a human. She is also a fan of hockey and whiskey, especially together. Tori lives with her fiancΓ© in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

A Lovely Obsession | Release day blitz

Title: A Lovely Obsession
Series: Debt of Passion Duet #1
Author: Coralee June
Release date: 10 February 2020

Synopsis

My guardian angel is a devil in disguise.
He hates me. He protects me.

He watches me.

My stalker is obsessed with keeping me safe. He calls me his prettiest debt.

An assassin in the notorious Bullet gang, he uses his empire to control my life. Everything I know is a lie.

What started as a debt turned into something more. What started as regret turned into obsession.

Ambition is his muse and I am his conscience. Our past may bind us together, but his enemies will tear us apart.

My guardian angel is a devil in disguise.
He hates me. He protects me.

And I think I love him.

*A Lovely Obsession is a spin-off from the Bullets series. This is not a reverse harem but a completely new book with new characters in the bullet world.* 

Goodreads 
Amazon US ~ Amazon UK ~ Amazon CA ~ Amazon AU
Preorder the next book in the series: books2read.com/u/3G220a


Review

This book was provided by the author through Wildfire Marketing Solutions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Coralee June and Wildfire Marketing Solutions!

A Lovely Obsession is the first book in the Debt of Passion Duet and tells the story of Roe and Hunter.  

A Lovely Obsession is the first book I’ve read by Coralee June and now I’ll have to read all her other books. She’s such a good writer and A Lovely Obsession was such a good book and I couldn’t put it down. I love Romantic Suspense books and this one was just amazing!

A Lovely Obsession is a book about Roe and Hunter. They share a past even though Roe doesn’t know it. I think that Roe is such an amazing character that’s been through some stuff and she’s so strong. Hunter is a bit twisted but I cannot not love, you know. He’s bad and dangerous but he has a special place in his heart for Roe.

A Lovely Obsession was such a wonderful book, and I really enjoyed this story. I hated how this book ended so I cannot wait for the second book in the duet, A Lovely Confession!

Giveaway
The author is giving away a $100 Amazon GC on her author page. Please direct readers to enter on her Facebook page: facebook.com/AuthorCoraleeJune/

About the author 
Coralee June is an international bestselling romance writer who enjoys engaging projects and developing real, raw, and relatable characters. She is an English major from Texas State University and has had an intense interest in literature since her youth. She currently resides with her husband and two daughters in Dallas, Texas, where she enjoys long walks through the ice-cream aisle at her local grocery store.

For more information about her and her upcoming releases, please visit her website at: www.authorcoraleejune.com

A Lovely Obsession | Review

Title: A Lovely Obsession
Series: Debt of Passion Duet #1
Author: Coralee June
Pages: 198 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 10 February 2020
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

My guardian angel is a devil in disguise.
He hates me. He protects me.

He watches me.

My stalker is obsessed with keeping me safe. He calls me his prettiest debt.

An assassin in the notorious Bullet gang, he uses his empire to control my life. Everything I know is a lie.

What started as a debt turned into something more. What started as regret turned into obsession.

Ambition is his muse and I am his conscience. Our past may bind us together, but his enemies will tear us apart.

My guardian angel is a devil in disguise.
He hates me. He protects me.

And I think I love him.

*A Lovely Obsession is a spin-off from the Bullets series. This is not a reverse harem but a completely new book with new characters in the bullet world.* 


Review

This book was provided by the author through Wildfire Marketing Solutions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Coralee June and Wildfire Marketing Solutions!

A Lovely Obsession is the first book in the Debt of Passion Duet and tells the story of Roe and Hunter.  

A Lovely Obsession is the first book I’ve read by Coralee June and now I’ll have to read all her other books. She’s such a good writer and A Lovely Obsession was such a good book and I couldn’t put it down. I love Romantic Suspense books and this one was just amazing!

A Lovely Obsession is a book about Roe and Hunter. They share a past even though Roe doesn’t know it. I think that Roe is such an amazing character that’s been through some stuff and she’s so strong. Hunter is a bit twisted but I cannot not love, you know. He’s bad and dangerous but he has a special place in his heart for Roe.

A Lovely Obsession was such a wonderful book, and I really enjoyed this story. I hated how this book ended so I cannot wait for the second book in the duet, A Lovely Confession!

7 Feb 2020

Brix | Cover reveal

Title: Brix
Series: A Rebel's Havoc #1
Author: Brooke O'Brien
Cover Designer: Cover Art © Dee Garcia, Black Widow Designs
Release date: 28 February 2020

Synopsis

𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆’𝒔 𝒂 π’‡π’Šπ’π’† π’π’Šπ’π’† π’ƒπ’†π’•π’˜π’†π’†π’ 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒂𝒕𝒆, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’Šπ’•’𝒔 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒕 𝒐𝒏 π’‡π’Šπ’“π’†.

Brix Ward is a Grade A prick.

He's arrogant, spoiled, and self-centered. As the lead singer of A Rebels Havoc, he's used to women falling over themselves for a chance to tame the wild bad boy.

Except for me.

I still remember the boy I grew up with. The one who went out of his way to make my life a living hell. I did my best to avoid him at all costs.

Imagine my surprise when our parents announced they had eloped, then left me to live with my new stepbrother. Alone.

Now, no matter what I do, there's no escaping him. He's always there, tempting me, provoking me. Every moment of every day. The more we're around each other, the more the heat between us begins to rise.

If he thinks he can hurt me again, he’s dead wrong.

I won’t let him be the one to destroy me, even if it breaks my heart.

Add Brix to your Goodreads TBR: bit.ly/BrixGR
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Pre-order Brix for the special release price of $2.99: books2read.com/brix


Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card and a Signed Paperback copy of Brix Check out the pinned post on Author Brooke O'Brien's Facebook Page (facebook.com/authorbrookeo) or bit.ly/BrixCRGiveaway  

About the author
Brooke O'Brien is the Author of the Heart's Compass series and the Tattered Heart duet.

Growing up Brooke always had a love of writing; she started out writing poetry when she was young and began journaling her thoughts as she grew older. Diving headfirst into a good book has always been therapeutic for her. Now her two passions have collided.

Brooke believes you can cure any bad day with chocolate or by going on a long drive with the windows down and the music turned up! She's found that's when her characters talk to her the most! If she's not reading or writing, you'll probably find her spending time with her family and friends, watching Hawkeye football or NBA basketball, going to the movies, or collecting signed paperbacks.

Social media links
Website: http://www.authorbrookeobrien.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorbrookeo
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Wake of the Sadico

Title: Wake of the Sadico
Author: Jo Sparkes
Publisher: Oscar Press
Genre: Supernatural Thriller

Synopsis

On a Caribbean dive vacation, five friends discover a centuries old shipwreck – and a karmic debt past due.
Wall Eddington has always done the correct thing. It’s part of being British, part of family tradition. Yet somehow someone drowned.
Now, half a world away, he’s diving off an old sailboat with four American friends. As a vacation it’s a bit primitive, but just what his soul craves.
Until they find a shipwreck.

Untouched and impossibly preserved, the thing bewitches with promises of gold. Their rush to claim it bogs down with odd accidents and petty arguments – and Wall is not the only one with dark dreams of pain and torture. Dreams of a captain called Sadico.
In fleeing his personal demon, Wall has run straight to its lair. This trap was laid centuries ago, for five souls moved on to new lives and new loves. Set by the one soul they left behind.



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About the author
A former member of the Pro Football Writer’s Association, Jo was the first to interview Emmitt Smith when he started with the Arizona Cardinals. She’s written commercials, done interviews, staffed on a local children’s television show, and taught screenwriting at the Film School at SCC. Her awards include the Kay Snow for best screenplay, three B.R.A.G. Medallions, and a silver IPPY.

At the moment lives in Portland, Oregon with husband and Oscar the dog. It's sort of like living in Rivendell -- without the ears.

6 Feb 2020

Dillon Creek series | Cover reveal



Taking Anna | Releasing March 17

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HIM
Colt Atwood is going places, leaving the small town of Dillon Creek in his past after tragedy strikes. Anywhere but home, he searches for ways to fix the holes where the wind blows through him—and he fails time and time again.
It isn’t until Colt gets injured and returns home to face his family, his brothers, and the reasons he left in the first place that he realizes that only she can fix the wind.

HER
It was easy for Anna Cain to leave Dillon Creek for college in the city. After she and Colt made love and he left, she needed something to take her away from the only place she’s ever known.
Anna doesn’t expect to go back home to Dillon Creek, but when she’s made an offer she can’t refuse, she knows she has to take it. Go back to face the pieces of her broken family, to the tragedy she left behind, and him—the only man who always said she was more.
Will Colt and Anna be able to repair what went so terribly wrong, or will go down in the storm they started all those years ago?

Saving Tess | Releasing June 23

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Casey Atwood doesn’t need college, the family ranch, or the town he’s from. His plan is to ride bulls and leave Dillon Creek forever, push all the family drama out of his head with each eight-second ride. But when a family friend is laid to rest, Casey must return home to Dillon Creek and face the war his family internalizes—and the only woman who keeps his heart tied to the town.

HER
Tess Morgan is scheduled, regimented. A first grade teacher, proficient in organization and list management, she finds solace with her students since the tragedy in 2012. But when Casey Atwood returns to town, Tess realizes she’s just as broken as she was when he left. But she’ll never let him see that.
When they run into each other at the funeral, that the madness and chaos of that night returns, and they stop in their tracks, stuck once again to face the music they once started.
In a town where loyalty runs as thick as the redwood trees, will Casey and Tess bend together, or will they break before the healing begins?

Leaving Scarlett | Releasing August 25

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Cash Atwood is sent home from his full-time gig at Bullfighters One because of reasons he’s not ready to reconcile.
Going home to Dillon Creek is his only choice. The Atwood Ranch is the last place he wants to be. Short-fused, full of anger, and out of options, Cash’s only outlet is women, and he uses them to his advantage.
But when Scarlet returns to Dillon Creek to take care of her late grandmother’s affairs, Cash is completely taken aback. He’s spent years agonizing why she left town that night and never looked back.

HER
Scarlet Muldoon is a leader, a dealmaker, and a divorcΓ©e with a tough exterior. Although her career was most likely responsible for the loss of her marriage, this real estate mogul from the East Coast isn’t looking for another husband.
She’s not in quaint little Dillon Creek to make friends. She is here to take care of the house, put it on the market, and sell it. The house is full of good childhood memories, ones she’d rather not feel. But in the process of going through her grandmother’s house, she uncovers town secrets, lost loves, and a once-unbreakable bond with a boy she used to love.
Will they be able to resolve their pasts together and see their young love for what it really is, or will the people they’ve become destroy something that never really had a chance to begin?
A twist, the nail in the coffin, pushes Cash and Scarlet separate ways, and they both know there’s no turning back.
One night.
One decision.
Leads to the train they don’t see coming.

Loving Camilla | Releasing November 10

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Calder Atwood has always picked up the pieces of his family since the tragedy that shook his mother, father, two brothers, and the town of Dillon Creek in 2012. The oldest brother now, he’ll stop at nothing to protect the ones he loves.
A real-life cowboy who keeps his cards close to his chest, he uses work as a distraction from the one thing that’s always been missing—the right woman to share his future with.
The first time he laid eyes on Camilla Crane when Joe Crane brought her into town, Calder knew immediately that she was different from most women he’d met, and he knew he needed to stay far away from her.
So, when Joe died, Calder made a commitment to himself to watch over Camilla and her son, Malik, even if it was from afar.

HER
A widow and single mother, Camilla Crane is as stubborn as they come. She’s quiet but tough when she needs to be.
Born in Mexico, she fell in love with a man who died an untimely death, a death she’s never been able to fully recover from.
Now, years later, at the farmers market in Dillon Creek, a strong, brooding cowboy, one she’s seen around town from a distance, asks about her strawberries.
But when Camilla receives a letter from the United States government, telling her she needs to leave the States and go back to Mexico, she panics. She can’t go back to a place that tore her family apart and left her to die as a child.
Camilla has never needed saving, but will she allow herself to lean into Calder, allow her heart to love again, or will she run, just as she’s always done?

About the author
J. Lynn is a bestselling author who hates to talk about herself. Loathes it. More importantly, she's the mother of two beautiful children and a wife to her high school sweetheart. She's also a mother of two extremely needy cats, Leo and Vinni, and an Australian Shepherd named Grizz. She lives with her family in a small town tucked away in the redwood forest, located on California's northern coast.
  

Just Friends | Release day blitz

Title: Just Friends
Series: Blue Beech #6
Author: Charity Ferrell
Release date: 6 February 2020

Synopsis

Someone should have warned me about falling in love with my best friend. 

Carolina
Little did I know when Rex came to my locker attempting to bribe me, that he’d turn into my everything.
We’d become best friends. I’d steal his heart. He’d steal mine.
Nothing has changed in the years of our friendship.
Not our connection, not our feelings, or that we still hold each other’s hearts.
But his heart isn’t the only thing I’ve kept.
The secret I’m hiding could shatter the only man I’ve ever loved.

Rex
I’ve loved Carolina since the day she called my bluff.
Our friendship always came first.
She believed in me when no one else did.
I tucked away my feelings because I couldn’t survive a life without her.
We crossed the line once, and I swore it’d never happen again.
As time passes, the harder it becomes to live up to that promise.
Until finally, there’s no holding back.




Review 

Just Friends is the sixth book in the Blue Beech series and tells the story of Carolina and Rex. Although this is the sixth book in the series, it can be read as a standalone.

Just Friends was yet another amazing book in the Blue Beech series. I love that Charity Ferrell uses some elements in her books that make them seem more real. And I’m also such a sucker for best friends to lovers, they’re always so good and just so cute!

I really loved Carolina and Rex. I love how their story started and how it ended. They’re just perfect for each other, and I loved reading about them. I so love Rex, he used to be this playboy but he actually has this big heart just for Carolina. Carolina is your typical good girl until she meets Rex… I cannot explain it but I just love them together!

Just Friends was such a good, fast paced and well written read! I really loved this book and this was yet again another amazing in Blue Beech series!
 

Also available in the Blue Beech series

Just A Fling

Just One Night

Just Exes 

Just Neighbors

Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Just Friends, Charity Ferrell has two amazing giveaways!

Head to her Facebook page to enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card: Facebook: facebook.com/authorcharityferrell 

Head to her Instagram page to enter to win a signed paperback and Kindle Fire: instagram.com/charityferrell

About the author
Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town's public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she's not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.