Release and Review: Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan

Title: Long Shot
Author: Kennedy Ryan
Genre: Basketball Romance
Release Date: March 22, 2018
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“This story was brutal truth wrapped in hope, courage and unflinching love. It’s a must read. It’s a STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND READ THIS NOW kind of book. Don’t hold your breath, this story will steal it from you.” – J. Sterling, NYT Bestselling Author

A FORBIDDEN LOVE SET IN THE EXPLOSIVE WORLD OF THE NBA…Think you know what it’s like being a baller’s girl?
You don’t.
My fairy tale is upside down.
A happily never after.
I kissed the prince and he turned into a fraud.
I was a fool, and his love – fool’s gold.
Now there’s a new player in the game, August West.
One of the NBA’s brightest stars.
Fine. Forbidden.
He wants me. I want him.
But my past, my fraudulent prince, just won’t let me go.

*Author’s Note: There are aspects of this story that may be sensitive for some readers.


What an absolutely wonderful, moving story by Kennedy Ryan! I got a quality story with plenty of plot, lots of drama, and more romance than smut. Exactly the kind of book I love. Exactly the kind of story that keeps me coming back for more.
August and Iris take you on a roller coaster of emotions throughout the book. I loved their story and I really loved how August stood up for her. The physical chemistry between them is good, but what really sold them to me as a couple is their emotional chemistry. The author spends a considerable amount of the novel developing them as a couple with very little physical intimacy and it pays off.
August is a genuinely good guy, and despite the fact that he’s a well-known basketball player, he doesn’t have the ego that usually goes with it. I loved watching the bond develop between him and Iris; it was very sweet.
I cannot mention how awesome August’s stepbrother Jared and Iris’s friend Lotus were. They were great supporting characters.
Every minute spent reading this book was enjoyable. For me, one of the best things about this book was just how easy it was to read. Do yourself a favor and add this to your TBR list today! You won’t be disappointed! : )

In short:
Hero 5/5 | Heroine 5/5 | Plot (Point, Originality) 5/5 | Writing Style 5/5 | Steam 3/5 | Romance 5/5 | Angst-Suspense 4/5 | Darkness 3/5 | Humor 1/5 | Secondary Characters 4/5 | Drama-Conflict 5/5 | Mystery 0/5 | Twists5/5 | Pace Steady | Action 4/5

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
“Iris?” August’s frown, the concern on his face, in his voice, remind me where I am. “Baby, you okay?”
            I blink down at him dumbly, swallowing my tears, eating my memories whole and digesting a nightmare from long ago. I nod, my lips a cold, wobbly curve.
            “Kiss me,” he whispers, his eyes so tender, so intent.
I remember a magical night under the stars, under a streetlight on the eve of greatness. A night filled with laughter and confidences, pregnant with promise. And I see him so clearly, my prince, asking for a kiss.
And I do.
I kiss him like the world might end tonight because I’ll never take this for granted. Not his kindness, when I’ve known cruelty all too well. Not his tenderness, when I’ve been handled roughly in the past. Not his love, when I’ve been possessed and owned and mistreated.
He thaws me with his kiss, my prince, and I melt into him. We’re chest to chest, with August’s number crushed between us. I take his cock in my hand, aligning our bodies, and two become one in a carnal slide of flesh. I anchor myself by my elbows hooked around his neck, and we kiss until I’m dizzy and our breaths tangle in a cloud of bliss. Under the jersey, his palm spans my back, digging into the naked flesh as our hips lock and roll and grind. My body clenches around him, and we pray, we curse, we moan, we mate like our bodies were made for this moment.
Ours is a love that reimagines—that peels back the sky at high noon searching for the stars, collecting them like shells in a bucket. We bathe in stardust, drink from the Milky Way, and dance on the moon. We pierce the firmament, peer into infinity, and tread on time and space. There is no before. There is no after. Now gives birth to forever. This moment may die, but this love never will. Time is not a line. It’s a circle, and we, August and Iris, we stand at the center.
Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the SoulUSA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Georgia families living with Autism, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as a voice for families living with autism.


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Sale Blitz: Beauty & the Beast by Skye Warren


Title: Beauty and the Beast
Author: Skye Warren
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: October 7, 2013




FALL IN LOVE with this modern day fairy tale…
“I love this Beauty and the Beast story that Skye Warren has
crafted. She puts a twist to this classic tale that makes it different and
deliciously erotic.” – Nina’s Literary Escape
Erin cleans Mr. Morris’s house twice a week, soaking up
every moment with the reclusive ex-soldier she secretly loves.
Blake Morris knows he’s scarred both inside and out and is
no good for the beautiful young woman who cleans his house to pay for college.
But when Erin walks in on Blake touching himself and moaning her name, all bets
are off.
Blake receives an offer to return to his alma mater as an
associate professor. This is his chance to reenter the world–and to be worthy
of the woman he loves. But when they both enter the classroom on the first day,
everything is on the line–his career, her future, and a love greater than they
knew possible.
Can beauty save the beast?
Find out in this steamy contemporary fairy tale retelling!
WARNING: This full-length novel contains a scarred military
hero, a young college student working as a maid in his house, and a happily
ever after!
“An intriguing and sexy beastly hero, a vulnerable young
student who coaxes him out of his shell, and a romantic and erotic story line
that is sure to satisfy readers.” – Penelope’s Romance Reviews
“I could read this series many times over and never tire of
it. In fact, I already know I will revisit them again for years to come.” – Ms
Romantic Reads



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Praise for Beauty and the Beast
“I love Skye Warren’s writing style, imagination and the
originality. Any erotic romance lover will enjoy this original and touching
read.” – Romance Book Junkies
“100% Erotic, sexy, and edgy. It starts with a bang and ends
with a bang.” – Enchanted Tales of the Romantic Kind
“I love a scarred hero and Blake was perfect in every way. I
even loved his vulnerabilities and wanted to hug him tight.” – Punya’s Reviews


Author Bio

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.



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Cover Reveal: Covet by Ella James


COVET by Ella James

Release Date: Coming Spring of 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Candi Kane

Cover Photo: Wander Aguiar

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Homer Carnegie. Admit it—you know my name. Your kid’s got my e-trading card. Your husband sits up straighter when I stroll onto the TV screen. He knows I’m going to crack the bat and save the day. Even your grandma’s jonesing for my autograph. But women my age? They’re the worst. Or would that be the best?

It’s not my fault they line up at the door. They catch my balls all right, two at a time sometimes, or even three. Believe me, everybody wins.

At least they did—until the video. I heard TMZ paid a million for a bird’s eye view of Homer on his A-game. The only folks who didn’t watch with eager eyes? Red Sox management. They want me benched, or worse, shipped off to rehab.

It’s a long story, what happens next. How I end up on a boat, bound for the world’s most remote island: Tristan da Cunha. Just a speck of dust in the Atlantic.

Except my heart is there.

I don’t know that when I step onto the boat.

I don’t know a lot of things.

What I’ll covet…

What I’ll lose…

Coming 2018



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New Release: Crazy Sexy Love

Title: Crazy Sexy Love

A Dirty Dicks Novel

Author: K.L. Grayson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 21, 2018
Three-time world champion bull rider Rhett
Allen has never been afraid to get his hands dirty. Hard work, sweat, and
determination have gotten him where he is today—and that’s holed up in a
hospital room, wondering how he let that damn bull buck him off. He’s also
wondering why he thought it was a good idea to let his twin brother talk him
into returning home to heal.
Rhett has a million reasons to come home to
Heaven, Texas, and only one reason to stay away. That reason comes in the form
of a sweet and feisty girl who stole his heart long before he ever thought to
give it away. The only problem…that girl has turned into a stunning woman.
Monroe Gallagher is downright sexy with more
curves than he has notches in his bed post. It’s been six years since he’s seen
her, six years since he’s felt any form of peace, and six years since she
gripped his heart in her delicate little hands and squeezed the life out of it.
The longer he’s in Heaven, the more he starts to realize that the heart she
took from him—the one she crushed into a million pieces—she also never gave
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Praise for Crazy Sexy Love


“KL Grayson’s writing is intoxicating. She effortlessly sweeps you away into a world of love, humor and tenderness. I love her!” – New York Times Bestselling Author, Kristen Proby

“KL Grayson delivers with an emotional second chance romance with laugh out loud poignant moments to capture every type of reader.” – New York Times Bestselling Author, Heidi McLaughlin
“Crazy Sexy Love is KL Grayson’s best work to date. Plan to fall helplessly in love with this swoony cowboy and his first love. 10 + stars!” – Rebecca Shea, USA Today Bestselling Author





“Make love to me.”
“Plannin’ on it.” Pushing up from the bed, I kick off my
shoes and slip her sandals from her feet. Her eyes follow my every move.
Careful not to lift my left arm too high, I reach behind my head and pull my
shirt off. When I reach for my sweats, she sucks in a sharp breath, her eyes
glued to my cock as I let my pants fall to the floor.
“Your turn.” I crawl onto the bed, her eyes searing through
me. When I undo the button of her shorts, she lifts her hips, allowing me to
pull them off, along with her white cotton panties. Sitting up, she reaches for
the bottom of her shirt, lifts it over her head, and flings it off to the side.
“You are so beautiful, Mo.”
The last time I looked down at her like this, sprawled out
in front of me, I was too young to appreciate her—too young to understand the
depth of what she was giving me. But that’s no longer the case. I’ve dreamed of
her many times over the last six years, but my fantasies didn’t do her justice.
Nothing compares to having her in my bed—hair fanned out, chest heaving, creamy
skin begging for my mouth. I have to reach out to touch her to make sure she’s
I slide my fingers over her abdomen. The muscles contract
beneath my touch.
She looks down, but I shake my head. “No, sweetheart, keep
your eyes on me. You have nothing to be embarrassed about. I’ve seen every inch
of you, remember?”
Her cheeks turn the prettiest shade of pink. “It’s been a
long time. My body has changed.”
“Hasn’t been that long, and trust me, your body is perfect.”
With a flick of the front clasp, her bra opens, her
beautiful breasts spilling out. She shrugs out of it, and I lower my body to
hers, scarcely able to believe this is happening.


Author Bio
K.L. Grayson resides in a small town outside of St. Louis,
MO.  She is entertained daily by her
extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she writes
in a man.  Her entire life rests in the
palms of six dirty little hands, and when the day is over and those pint-sized
cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away
furiously on her computer.  She has a
love for alpha-males, brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy
endings…and not particularly in that order.


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Release Blitz: Their Destiny by Rebel Rose

Title: Their Destiny
Series: Lock and Key Series #3
Author: Rebel Rose
Genre: Contemporary/Erotic Romance
Release Date: March 20, 2018
This woman is my obsession, and my world is falling apart without her in it.

I thought I was going to shatter her into a million pieces and then build her into everything that I wanted and needed and desired in a submissive. And I did.

But somewhere along the way, she shattered me as well… and she’s the only one who has the power to put me back together. But that’s an impossible task when she isn’t here.

Her freedom has been earned, her debt paid in full. She’s out of my bed and out of my life. But what she doesn’t know is that she’ll never be out of my heart.

She is my life.
She is my love.
She is my everything.



I thoroughly enjoyed reading Their Destiny.  It has engaging major characters and a fascinating storyline. Overall, it doesn’t have many flaws. It’s an incredibly enjoyable book that I managed to read in a day. Overall, I highly recommend it as a whole.

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review
Rating 4/5 stars


Rebel Rose is a decadently dark romance author living in the beautiful city of New Orleans. She prefers anti-heroes over Prince Charmings and often uses her own sexual experiences in her novels. She can typically be found somewhere in the French Quarter enjoying a cup of coffee while people watching.

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Blog Tour: Sinner by Sierra Simone


SINNER by Sierra Simone

Release Date: March 15th

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs



















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I’m not a good man, and I’ve never pretended to be. I don’t believe in goodness or God or any happy ending that isn’t paid for in advance.

What do I believe in? Money. Sex. Macallan 18.

They have words for men like me—playboy. Womanizer. Skirt chaser.

My brother used to be a priest, and he only has one word for me.



***Sinner is a standalone companion to Priest about Father Bell’s brother Sean. You do not have to read Priest or Midnight Mass to read Sinner.***







“Zenny,” I mumble against her lips, some valiant part of me recognizing that this is far, far beyond the kiss she asked for, and also recognizing that I’m going to come all over the inside of my Hugo Boss suit pants if she keeps it up. Even through the clothes, I can feel her heat, her shameless rolls hinting at where she goes soft and wet between her legs.

Fuck, I want to see it. I want to see her pussy. It’s suddenly all I can think about, all I can want or crave, just one glimpse, just a peek.

“I want to see your cunt,” I say hoarsely, lifting my head.

“My…cunt?” She says the word like she’s never said it out loud before.

“Yeah.” My voice is so ragged right now, so desperate, and fuck, I’ve never felt this frantic before. Like I’ll actually combust if I don’t get this one thing, this one small sight of her secret place.

She lets out a shaky breath, her hand dropping from my lapel to her skirt, which she slowly rucks up to her waist as I devour her lips once more, as I bury my face in her neck and kiss every sliver of skin exposed above her collar. I bite at her ear, at her jaw, my hand finding hers as it pulls her skirt up, so that I’m helping her do it, that we’re doing it together, this forbidden act, this forbidden revelation.

Her forbidden body.

That word, forbidden, spikes through my mind, bringing with it equal spikes of lust and fear. Because yes, it’s fucking hot that I shouldn’t be kissing her, I shouldn’t be begging to see her most secret place, my hand shouldn’t be covering hers as it slides up her thigh—but it’s also bad. Bad even for Sean Bell.

Bad, bad, bad.






About the Author:

Sierra Simone is a USA Today Bestselling former librarian (who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk.) She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City

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Cover Reveal! MOGUL by Katy Evans


A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans is coming May 31st!

Mogul Amazon-2


Author: Katy Evans

Release Date: May 31st


He’s my most delicious secret.

The hot Suit I had a one-night stand with one evening.

I didn’t know anything about him, not even his name.

Only that we shared a taxi, and he was staying at the hotel where I worked.

We met in room 301. Where he commanded not only my body but my soul.

The next day he was gone and I only had a memory of him.

I could still taste his kisses, feel his demanding touch.

I searched for him for months. Daydreaming about him. Wondering if I’d ever find him.

Until the day I find myself staring face to face with his jeweled black eyes again.

He says lets keep it casual, and my heart knows that falling for this workaholic in a three-thousand-dollar suit is off the table.

Because he has a secret. One that’s a deal breaker for me.

My Suit has a name.

Ian Ford.

And this is our story.

Preorder Mogul Today!

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Paperback, GooglePlay, and other links to come!

About Katy


Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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