Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Heartbreakers Series by Lauren Blakely *~*~*~*~*~* Cover Reveal


Three brothers. Three rock stars. Three standalones.

#1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely brings us The Heartbreakers Series—full-length, standalone romantic comedies with no cliffhangers releasing within one month so you can binge read these sexy novels! You can indulge in three delicious romances -- a sexy one night stand with an off-limits woman, a best-friends-to-lovers tale, and a falling-for-my-buddy's-sister love story.

September 10: Once Upon a Real Good Time

September 24: Once Upon a Sure Thing

October 8: Once Upon a Wild Fling

All come with banter, sexy times, and single parents! So get your one-clickers ready for these sexy & charming men! Each love story will make you laugh, swoon and fan yourself from the heat! Pre-order your copies today!

The first standalone novel is ONCE UPON A REAL GOOD TIME and it will be a live release on September 10th, but you can pre-order it on iBooks, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, or Google Play now! Sign up for Lauren’s Live Release Alert Here:


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About ONCE UPON A REAL GOOD TIME (Coming 9/10/2018):

That smoking hot one-night stand with a former rock star?

Turns out he's my son's new music teacher. Oops.

But I didn't know that the night I met Campbell. All I knew was he played my body the same way he played a guitar — like he owned it.

My libido is still high-fiving me after being self-served for too many years, and we’re both ready for another night or two of fun, especially since we don’t just have chemistry in bed — we connect over everything.

That is, until I learn he’s the man who’ll be coming to my house twice a week to teach my son — the best music lessons money can buy.

Time to turn down the volume on our shenanigans. Only that’s easier said than done.


I can rock a guitar solo in front of thousands, I can write chart-topping tunes, and I can absolutely stop thinking about my student’s mother naked.

After all, I’m a single parent too, and I know what it’s like to put your kid first. That’s what I do every damn day.

Trouble is, now that I’ve had Mackenzie, it’s hard — and I do mean hard — to stop wanting her. Harder too when I get to know her, and learn she’s an awesome mom, a great friend, and, oh yeah, she happens to get along perfectly with my daughter.

All we have to do is set some rules. No dating, no nookie when the kids are around, and no one gets hurt.

It’s all working out beautifully. Until we start breaking the rules, one by one.

Making music with her in the bedroom is easy. But will we be more than just a real good time when the music stops?




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The Heartbreakers Series will be narrated by Sebastian York and Andi Arndt! Pre-order your copy of these sexy, standalone romantic comedies today! ✦ ONCE UPON A REAL GOOD TIME Audible ✦ ONCE UPON A SURE THING Audible


About Lauren Blakely: A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she's sold more than 2.5 million books. In August she'll release UNBREAK MY HEART, an emotional second chance romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!  

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Love Machine by Kendall Ryan *~*~*~*~*~*~* Release Day Blitz & Review



A best-friends-to-lovers standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan. 

She says she needs some help ... in the bedroom.

Come again? No, really come again.

Sweet, nerdy, lovable Keaton. 

She's my best friend and has been for years. Sure she likes numbers and math, and thinks doing other people's taxes is fun. And I like ... none of that stuff. She's obsessed with her cat and reads novels I'll never understand, and yet we just click. There's no one I'd rather share breakfast burritos with or binge watch hours Netflix. She's my person. And so when she takes off her glasses and asks me to help her improve her skills in the bedroom, I barely have to think about it.

Of course I'll help her. There's no one better for the job. 

I've been there for her through everything, why should this be any different? 

But what happens when she's ready to take her new-found confidence and move on?


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I Heart Books Review 

Love Machine by Kendall Ryan
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Best Friends to Lovers, what could go wrong...

What happens when you take a strong and successful woman who has always focused on her goals - graduating, getting a job, getting ahead at work - and then try and compare sexual skills?   For our leading lady she comes up short.  So in this hilarious and hot comedy about getting the right sexual exploration training, she recruits her best friend.  I loved all the witty and snarky back and forth in this story.  Not only between the two main characters, but all the friends too.  And now a bit about the story...

Keaton is at her best friends bachelorette party and when the entertainment shows up it isn't the stripper you might be expecting.  Instead it is a class in giving the perfect blow job.  Unfortunately Keaton's less than stellar sex ed has her thinking it is spa day and immediately announces cucumber are better for eating then slices on the eyes and takes a big bite out of the vegetable.  What follows only makes Keaton decide more exploration is needed.  But with who? where should she start?  When a text comes in later than night from her best friend Slate she decides he will be the perfect instructor.  It may be her drunk self brave enough to ask, but will she actually go thru with it?

Favorite passage: "Don't worry, Keaton.  I doubt you'll make anyone's dick fall off ... Well, not unless you bite down that is." 


A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. Visit her at: for the latest book news, and fun extras Subscribe to Newletter Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page   

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Review: Virtue & Vengeance

Virtue & Vengeance Virtue & Vengeance by Tabatha Vargo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After the first murder the rest come easy...

Continuation of Vanilla and Vice (warning this gives some clues as to what happens in book one, but no spoilers for book two), where the sex addict falls off the wagon when he meets his right hand in charge casino's virginal niece. Not only does he fall he crashes hard and almost loses it. Fast paced, witty, romantic, and suspenseful. And now a bit about the story...

What was Eden thinking, oh yeah... it wasn't really he brain in charge ;) When she finally gets the courage up to face Zander again, her past comes hurtling back. She finds again, but doesn't get far. Still Zander can tell something is up. Note just to be patient and wait her out. He must keep her safe Kennedy would kill him if anything happened to Eden. Maybe it would just be best if he left his angel, after all he is the worst devil ever...

Favorite passage: “I think you should go, Zander, now before you walk out with one less testicle than you arrived with.” Her eyes sparked.

Note: I was given a free copy and voluntarily chose to review this book.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Richer Than Sin (Sin Trilogy #1) by Meghan March *~*~*~*~*~* Cover Reveal




From New York Times bestselling author Meghan March comes a brand new saga of forbidden love and second chances.   A Riscoff and a Gable can never live happily ever after. Our family feud is the stuff of legends. Ten years ago, Whitney Gable caught me off guard with her long legs and grab-you-by-the-balls blue eyes. I didn’t know or care what her name was. Like any Riscoff worth the family name, I went after what I wanted. We burned like a flash fire until she married another man. She hates me, and she should. I objected on her wedding day. Now she’s home, with those same long legs and man-eater stare, but there’s no ring on her finger. They say a Riscoff and a Gable can never live happily ever after . . . but I’m not done with Whitney Gable. I’ll never be done with her.



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Guilty as Sin is the second book in New York Times bestselling author Meghan March's epically romantic and addictive Sin Trilogy. Releasing Sept 18th iBooks | Amazon US | Amazon UKAmazon AU | Amazon CA | Kobo | BN               

  Reveling in Sin is the final book in the Sin Trilogy releasing on OCT 23rd. iBooks | Kobo | B&N                 

A New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels, Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had. Sign up for Meghan's newsletter and receive exclusive content that she saves for her subscribers: To get the inside scoop on a daily basis, search Meghan March's Runaway Readers on Facebook and join the fun.

Bad Habits by Staci Hart *~*~*~*~*~* Boxed Set Release & Review


Six best friends. Three love stories. One big city. Countless laughs.

The Bad Habits Boxed Set, a must read collection from Staci Hart is LIVE!


West Williams has been friends with Lily since the day she moved into their building and he saved her armoire from a swift, sudden death by staircase. Their friendship has always been easy, the boundaries clearly defined. With neither of them willing to risk their relationship, they’ve drifted happily through the years as companions, never considering more. Until they do. And that realization changes everything.

Everyone knows you should never say never. Cooper never saw Maggie coming--she was just his best friend’s little sister, the curly-haired, freckle-faced girl from Mississippi who was absolutely off limits. Maggie never expected to find her fiancĂ© banging her maid of honor an hour before she was set to walk down the aisle, but life’s funny that way. The only option to save her sanity is to get the hell out of Jackson and move to New York where her brother lives. The only downside: Cooper is there too. And she just doesn’t know if she can stay away from him — the filthy rich, dead sexy playboy who’s allergic to commitment.

Patrick Evans is no stranger to consequences. When your mother walks out, your dad drifts away. When you leave home, you’re on your own. And when you run away from the girl you love, you lose her. He finally has an opportunity to rebuild the bridge he burned with Rose, and it’s not one he’ll take for granted. But he’ll have to fight for her, even if it hurts. Even if it means he’ll walk away brokenhearted. Because deep down, he knows that she’s it for him. The trick will be to get her to admit she feels it too.

Who has babies? Who's getting married? Who has a horrible pun battle, and who tosses their cookies? Find out in this exclusive 30,000 word novella that follows the Habits crew through their very own happy endings.

*This box set includes three full length, bestselling novels, plus an exclusive epilogue novella.*


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Bad Habits Box Set by Staci Hart
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I loved this series by Staci Hart! You can find my reviews for each of the three books below all three were five stars!!

With a Twist (Bad Habits #1) 
Spinning and spinning...

Is how the room will feel as you read this story of ballet, literature, and liquor!! What a great start to the series, you can see little bits and pieces here and there of the next books. Six friends in New York City, a brother and sister, two sisters, and two more make up the group. They are direct, mostly honest, and I can't wait to read more! And now a bit about the story...

Lily and West have been friends forever. Lily has been lusting after Blane for what seems like forever. But he just isn't cutting it. It has been such a disappointment. West has a friend with benefits arrangement with Christine. Of course they aren't close friends since non of the others have ever heard of her. When West overheard a conversation at a party that puts the end to that little arrangement. Now to spin onto the next party and see what twists the liquor has in store...

Favorite passages:
- At least he’s pretty.
- “When you look behind the curtain after dreaming about something for that long, there’s a lot of room for disappointment. You never find exactly what you were looking for.” 
- I’d rather have been curled up in a vat of sardines or a hamper full of dirty jock straps.
- “Okay, sometimes I have a plan. So, first — drink that because wasting alcohol is unacceptable.” She pointed to my whiskey.
- “Baby, I’ll eat Brussels sprouts for you.” She chuckled. “That’s true love, right there.”

(Bad Habits #2) 
She can run, but can she getaway....

Oooh I loved the second installment of the Bad Habits series... though I'm not sure our characters really do have them... This second story centers around Maggie and her mystery man, Cooper aka her brother's best friend. We do get insights to the other characters too, but we learn the most about Maggie and Copper. And now a bit about the story...

What could be so bad about a billionaire wanting to date you? For Maggie, Cooper is dangerous. He has a reputation as a manwhore, he never takes anything serious, and she just got out of an awful relationship. But all those things make him great for a no strings secret hookup. Only one problem, he doesn't want it to end and their secret is slowly escaping. 

Favorite passages:
- calling West overprotective was like calling a great white shark ‘cuddly.’
- The stylist will have all the clothes, so just show up in whatever. Naked, then. Got it. I’m sure the photographer will be pleased. Really, though. Try to keep your pants on. No promises.
- “Always thinking with your Mini Cooper, aren’t you?”
- Never mind speak of the devil — I couldn’t even think of him or he’d appear.
- “But it’s not so sad as someone dying.” “That doesn’t mean you’re not grieving. You’re mourning the relationship. It’s the future you constructed that died, and in the end, you still lost someone you love.”

(Bad Habits #3) 
One final chance...

Last Call picks up after over half of the habits gang is paired up. Leaving Patrick and Rose to smolder at each other. You'll find laughs as Rose tries to date, broken lamps when she stops dating, and sadness as life threatens to pull it all apart. And now a bit about the story...

Fear is a dangerous thing when it comes to love. Patrick had a loveless childhood, escaped but found the wrong crowd before he ended up at Tonic and with the Habits group. Anyhow, he loves Rose, but he doesn't want to lose her so he leaves her. Rose loves him, but he left and then paraded another woman into her bar. Now they are dancing around each other. What will happen when they are forced to live together???

Favorite passages:
- But perfect didn’t exist. It was a lesson I’d learned long, long before.
- “So,” she started, overly cheery, “how mad are you? On a scale of one to homicide?”

About the Author

AuthorPicsStaci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Love Machine by Kendall Ryan *~*~*~*~*~*~* Excerpt Reveal & Pre-Order

A best-friends-to lovers standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan. After a rather uncomfortable ladies’ night involving a cucumber-wielding instructor with judgy eyes, I’m forced to admit my weaknesses. Rather than point blame at my lack of a sex life, I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work. As a junior executive who’s clawed her way up the corporate ladder, failure is not in my vocabulary. Confident and bold in other areas of my life, I have to admit it’s time to up my bedroom game. Asking my friend Slate Cruz is really the only option. Slate is like a walking billboard for sex. The man gets more ass than a toilet seat. There’s no way I’ll want more from this playboy than a little inspiration to revive my inner sex kitten. Except, what happens if I do?  



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“I can’t believe I struck out every single time,” Keaton says with a whine. “I tried all night and not one goddamn penis wanted me to touch it. God, my fucking feet hurt so bad.” I loop my arm around her waist, partially to comfort her and partially to hold her up as we stagger down the sidewalk to her apartment. It’s almost two in the morning, and the streets are deserted. Only the predawn stars are watching over us. “Don’t think of it as striking out. Think of it as . . .” I wave my hand, searching for a positive spin. “Being selective. You just didn’t meet a good match, and it’s better to go home alone than with the wrong guy.” She growls loudly in frustration. “I’m notlooking for a friggin’ husband; I’m just trying to get laid! There’s no point in being picky. Face it, Slate, it’s not me who has the high standards here. Guys just don’t like me. End of story.” I stop in my tracks. “That’s not true.” She sways in my arms to face me with tipsy defiance. “Really? Because literally everything that happened tonight says different.” “So you had one bad night? Big deal. Plenty of guys like you.” “Prove it,” she insists, her eyes brimming with need and wounded pride. Her body is so warm, her scent so sweet, and it all feels perfectly natural to just lean in and . . . Our lips meet. She squeaks in surprise, but before I can pull away and apologize, she kisses me back. Hard. Her hot, soft mouth crushes against mine, opening with an intense hunger, her tongue demanding entrance, and I can’t help devouring her right back. I couldn’t stop, even if I wanted to. Why the hell haven’t I done this before? What have I been missing out on all these years? All my reservations and doubts are swept away in a wave of desire. No overthinking, no self-doubt, just chemistry. Pure, primal instinct. Our tongues touch and my heart rate triples because, holy fuck . . . I’m kissing my best friend. And, fuck me, I really, really like it. We break the kiss, both flushed and breathing a little harder, a powerful new tension buzzing between us. Goddamn . . . just that one moment of contact was enough to send every drop of blood traveling from my brain straight to my dick. Keaton’s never given me wood, not even once. Okay, that’s a lie. There was this one time that she rubbed my shoulders and her boob brushed my arm by accident, but that was just biology. That’s all that was. “That was . . .” I pause. It should have felt weird, like kissing my sister. I’ve always had a strictly platonic relationship with Keaton. But I can’t lie. It was perfect. Like a textbook-perfect kiss, chemistry and attraction, and just the right amount of tongue. And I want to do it again as soon as possible. “Yeah,” Keaton murmurs. Her gaze has darkened. She licks her lips and glances up at her apartment building. “Want to come inside?”      

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. Visit her at: for the latest book news, and fun extras Subscribe to Newletter Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page   

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Virtue and Vengeance by Tabatha Vargo & Melissa Andrea *~*~*~*~* Release Blitz & Giveaway

Title: Virtue and Vengeance
Series: Empire Sevens Series #2
Authors: Tabatha Vargo & Melissa Andrea
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 10, 2018


A recovering sex addict should never be faced with such temptation. But there she was, working in my casino and teasing me to the edge of insanity.
Thanks to her, I did the one thing I swore I wouldn’t do.
I relapsed.
Falling off the wagon and so deeply into her I thought I might never find my way back to sanity. Everything is different with Eden, and I’ll do anything to keep her. Even if it means risking everything I’ve worked my entire life for.

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Vanilla and Vice by Tabatha Vargo & Melissa Andrea
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Will she do ANYTHING to avoid becoming a Vegas vagabond??

This story based mostly in the Empire Sevens resort and casino in Las Vegas is one of starting from nothing and surviving. But what will you do to live - steal, nudity, sex, murder???? Story unfolds brilliantly in front of your eyes as you turn the pages, from the casino noises to the dark bars to the drunken Vegas party goers. As with the past Tabatha and Melissa books I read, the written is seamless. And now a bit about the story...

Eden has escaped her deplorable living conditions only to run out of gas, literally, before getting to her aunt. The Vegas luck is on her side and one of her aunts co-workers rescues her. Now she has a real shot at doing something with the rest of her life. But her aunts boss has other ideas. For Zander, Eden is the ultimate challenge to his addiction. He knows he can't be near her, but he also knows he can't live without Eden's aunt. How will these two survive each other. Will her very vanilla demeanor be the vice he just can't resist?

Favorite passages:
- Even if it was against my morals a tiny bit. I was a beggar. And beggars couldn’t be choosy.
- Instead, she went in that locker room like a fucking fighting champ and came out looking so goddamn delicious that I almost threw myself off the wagon at that moment.
- I knew because I watched her regularly instead of sitting behind my desk doing actual fucking work.

Note: I was given a free copy and voluntarily chose to review this book. 

Tabatha Vargo

Tabatha Vargo is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for her sexy adult romance Little Black Book.

Tabatha writes in all genres, including adult and new adult, and isn't afraid to venture into the dark side on occasion, as she proved with her dark, prison romance, Slammer.

She's an avid reader of all things smutty and the writer of sexy stories featuring redeemable alpha bad boys and sweet, strong women.

Her other loves include her children, her loving, supportive husband, anything historical, and wind chimes.
When she isn't writing, she's texting book ideas to herself.

Tabatha is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.

Melissa Andrea

I find it hard to sum up my life in a paragraph, but I’ll try.

Reading has always been a passion for me and writing is as instinctive as breathing. Every inhale is an idea; every exhale a creation. Flutter, The Discover Series, was my debut release and since then I have written a contemporary romance duet- The Edge of Darkness and The Grace in Darkness. I also co-wrote Little Black Book and The Wrath Of Sin with Tabatha Vargo.
The only thing I do better than writing? Making beautiful, sassy, and independent girls. My daughters will always be my greatest accomplishment, my biggest fans, and my every inspiration. I live, breath, and would die for them! I’ve been married to one of the greatest men in my life for eight years and I love him more than chocolate (you know shit just got real :), Justin Timberlake and Friday’s. Without him, my website would be a mess and I would probably be paying more taxes than I should be. He’s a jack of many trades, and this is just my opinion, but I like to think besides my daughters, I’m his second-biggest accomplishment. (Does anyone else hear a horn tooting?)
I was born in Denver, Colorado, but I will always think of sunny Arizona as my home. I don’t have a big family, but I’m close with my sister, brother & mom. My mom is my hero, my reality check, and I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing person to be raised by. She has supported me throughout this crazy adventure and I’m lucky to have her on my side!
6 things you should know about me:
1. I’m a tornado with lipstick! Translation: I’m very girly, but I can get down and dirty with the best of them.
2. I adore the color pink!
3. I love things that sparkle (including vampires!)
4. I like even numbers (hence 6 things about me, not 5)
5. I’m loyal to a fault, but I like to see the good in everybody. Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness though because my bark is not always bigger than my bite :))
6. I don’t like calling readers ‘fans’. When it comes down to it, I am all YOUR biggest fan! MWAH!
I will never be able to thank every reader, every blogger, or every author who has helped me in one or a million ways since I published, but I will try every chance I get. Y’all are the reason I’m here and every comment, every message, and every review makes me feel like I have a reason to be. So to the moon and back, THANK YOU! Mwah!

Okay, so this was a little longer than a paragraph.