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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

MAREK by Sawyer Bennett ★★★★ AVAILABLE NOW!


Marek: A Cold Fury Hockey Novel
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: May 22, 2018

Synopsis:

Marek Fabritis is used to delivering blows, not receiving them. But when he gets tipped off by an anonymous email about his ex-girlfriend, the news leaves him ice cold—and it’s not because Gracen Moore is getting married to a total jerk. It’s the fact that Marek has a three-year-old daughter he never knew about. Now he’s going back home, not to play knight in shining armor but to make damn sure that no man takes what’s his. For the first time, there might be something more important than hockey.

Gracen Moore has always loved Marek. That’s why she let him go, so he could pursue a career in the NHL. And that’s why she never told him about Lilly. Only now does Gracen realize that she made an unforgivable mistake. But is that any reason for Marek to crash her wedding and make an epic scene? If the spark that still smolders between them is to be trusted, maybe. Still, Gracen’s not getting her hopes up. Because she knows better than anyone that appearances aren’t always what they seem. . . .

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CAT'S REVIEW

MAREK by Sawyer Bennett.  Well, Ms. Bennett has once again written a tale that keeps the reader's heart on edge and eager to turn each page.  Marek and Gracen sure have had their share of regrets but can they overcome?   Ms. Bennett doesn't make it easy.   Marek - what can I say?  There are times I wanted to hit Marek over the head and other times I wanted to hug him.  Gracen hasn't had it easy and my heart reached out to her.  Despite some of her choices, she is a good person and a wonderful mom.  I was rooting for them the entire time, even when times are rough and it doesn't look too good.  This is a wonderful second chance story, which are not always my favorites, but Ms. Bennett's fluid writing style and captivating plot, certainly made it easy for me to fall in love with the characters and story of MAREK.    (received ARC for honest review)

★★★★



About the Author:

Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or even better, both.

Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Howdy from RT BOOKLOVERS CONVENTION 2018 in Reno, NV!

Hey Folks,
I just got home from spending a few days enjoying the last RT Booklovers Convention in Reno, NV.

It was my first experience attending an RT convention (sadly, the last) and it was a bit overwhelming and a lot enjoyable!  I met so many amazing authors and wonderful fellow readers.

As I'm still adjusting to the time change and, after leaving my house for 5 days, trying to get it back in order, I plan to start up some posts tomorrow - 5/22.  Look for my feature MAREK by Sawyer Bennett tomorrow.

Plus, I got a few extra books (many autographed) and a whole lot of swag from RT that I'll be raffling off over the next couple of weeks so you don't want to miss it! 

Hope everyone is having a great day!
Cat

Friday, May 11, 2018

TAKE A CHANCE ON ME by Jane Porter ★★★★ AVAILABLE NOW!


BOOK SUMMARY
Savvy stylist Amanda Wright loves Marietta, her hair salon, and her clients, and no client is more dear to her heart than eighty-year-old Bette Justice–even if her years have made her a little fragile. So when Bette asks Amanda to help her convince her determined grandson, Tyler, a successful game designer, that Marietta is the right home for Bette, Amanda can’t say no.
Tyler Justice has a one-track mind–he wants to take care of his beloved grandmother. He can’t understand her resistance to move to Texas and is sure that the young friend she keeps mentioning–Amanda–is taking advantage of his grandmother’s generosity. He reaches Marietta determined to put the salon owner in her place and bring his grandmother home…until smart, kind Amanda starts to tug at his heart in ways he never expected.
But just as Tyler and Amanda start to form a real connection, will a long-buried family secret destroy their chance at love?


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CAT'S REVIEW
TAKE A CHANCE ON ME by Jane Porter.  This is a sweet and heartwarming tale.  Amanda is a hard worker, striving to make it on her own and prove, to herself and others, she is more then the poor girl she was growing up.  Tyler is a successful game designer that has trouble trusting and believing in others.  Tyler's grandmother, Bette, adores both of them.  I enjoyed seeing Amanda and Tyler venture into their relationship.  There are ups and downs and Ms. Porter certainly makes it easy to feel the feels and follow along.  I truly liked this story - it's easy and light to read but was soothing to the soul too. I smiled, cried and cheered on the lovely couple throughout.  I certainly recommend you take a chance on this one!  (received ARC for honest review)
★★★★


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TOO BAD SO SAD by Lani Lynn Vale COVER REVEAL!!

Title: Too Bad So Sad
Series: The Simple Man
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 8, 2018 Cover Designer: Cover Me Darling Cover Model: Franggy Yanes Cover Photographer: FuriousFotog
Tyler Cree has never been good at the whole look and don’t touch thing.
From the moment he was old enough to walk on his own two feet, he’s been looking for trouble.
Trouble comes in many forms…quite a few of those forms being the female persuasion.
Tyler knows what girls want—a bad boy. And he has the bad boy image down pat.
Ex-military—check.
Hot cop—double check.
A bike between his legs and a devil may care attitude—oh, yeah.
All the girls want him, yet none of them will have him—at least not all of him, anyway. A certain appendage they can have all they want. His heart, however, is not up for grabs. The useless organ inside his chest was broken and battered, mutilated by the one woman he thought would keep it safe.
Spoiler alert: she ripped it to shreds and set fire to the pieces.
To protect himself, Tyler keeps everyone at arm’s length, and never lets anyone get too close.
Then Reagan Rose Alvarez barrels into his life, and trespasses on not only his property, but straight into his abused heart. One glance is all it takes, and he’s suddenly thinking about things he hasn’t thought for quite some time—thoughts that a man like him should never have about a woman like her.
One moment of weakness is all it takes, and suddenly he has no other choice but to go on the offensive.
Keeping her is the only other option now.
Turns out, his heart isn’t as broken as he thought it was.
The only problem is, now the little she-devil holds it in the palm of her hands, and she has no clue just how much power she holds.



 
I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 9, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Keith Milano Memorial Fund BOOK FUNDRAISER!

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Welcome to the 6th Annual Mental Health Awareness Month Book Fundraiser benefiting the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
For the 6th year, an amazing group of authors have generously agreed to donate a portion of their May sales to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund.
Here is how you can help raise money and awareness for mental health:
  • You can purchase a book from the amazing books listed below! We hope you will #1click4charity a number of these amazing books! Please note that although are Amazon Kindle buy links, the portion of sales is from any platform: digital, print and audio.
  • Share the image below or any of the custom photos the participating authors share on social media to raise awareness and to show your support.
  • Make a tax-deductible donation directly to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at AFSP.
Thank you in advance for your support as we work to bring mental illness out of the darkness.

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6th Annual May Mental Health Awareness Book Fundraiser

Author Book Buy Link
Alison G Bailey Present Perfect https://amzn.to/2GXior2
The Dance https://amzn.to/2uLCI9X
Amy Harmon The Smallest Part https://amzn.to/2q6ZS4W
Alyson Santos Night Shifts Black (NSB #1) https://amzn.to/2IrIDTm
Tracing Holland (NSB #2) https://amzn.to/2cTC3cL
Viper (NSB #3) https://amzn.to/2EnhPS0
Limelight (NSB #4) https://amzn.to/2GxViYD
Traitor https://amzn.to/2GRhnRf
TRICENT Commissioning https://amzn.to/2uLjhOh
Amy Daws The One Moment https://amzn.to/2vGWlQQ
Amy Lane Chase in Shadows https://amzn.to/2EjRxjs
B Cranford The Brightest Star https://amzn.to/2EjRzrA
A Little Bit Crazy https://amzn.to/2Iu006a
A Crazy Christmas https://amzn.to/2JjjpHX
Brenda Rothert Do you Like my Wiener? https://amzn.to/2q4LbzX
Corinne Michaels Say You’ll Stay https://amzn.to/2JkqdFs
Drew Elyse Dissonance (Dissonance Series #1) https://amzn.to/2GB0jvs
Harmony (Dissonance Series #2) https://amzn.to/2q5iCT4
Savage Disciples Series https://amzn.to/2uIC6lc
Clutch (Savage Disciples MC #1) https://amzn.to/2uLGJLz
Shift (Savage Disciples MC #2) https://amzn.to/2uRPSSM
Engage (Savage Disciples MC #3) https://amzn.to/2GBGW9y
Ignite (Savage Disciples MC #4) https://amzn.to/2EhKXKg
Combust (Savage Disciples MC #5) https://amzn.to/2GBHfBe
Cruise (Savage Disciples MC #6) https://amzn.to/2q72EHo
Emily Snow Distraction https://amzn.to/2EmBzF6
ES Carter Love By Number Series: https://amzn.to/2GUPbNa
Nineteen https://amzn.to/2H9d9SH
Twenty One https://amzn.to/2HbXFgQ
Three https://amzn.to/2GR5SJx
Thirteen https://amzn.to/2H9deFZ
One https://amzn.to/2GYnfs1
Eight https://amzn.to/2uMNkoQ
Felicia Lynn Love’s Learning Curve https://amzn.to/2vIj1QB
Trouble with the Curve https://amzn.to/2HYQ1GZ
Ginger Scott Waiting on the Sidelines https://amzn.to/2uUaOIX
Going Long https://amzn.to/2GvclKC
Blindness https://amzn.to/2EkJCSJ
How We Deal With Gravity https://amzn.to/2Ek2odc
This Is Falling https://amzn.to/2q711cO
You and Everything After https://amzn.to/2Hc6lnq
The Girl I Was Before https://amzn.to/2uMQ8m2
In Your Dreams https://amzn.to/2GUekI2
Hold My Breath https://amzn.to/2GYz8OF
The Hard Count https://amzn.to/2GARUMn
A Boy Like You https://amzn.to/2q6gKZn
A Girl Like Me https://amzn.to/2EjORT0
Wild Reckless https://amzn.to/2q7224j
Wicked Restless https://amzn.to/2EktgJS
Memphis https://amzn.to/2GxRaHZ
Harper Sloan Corps Security 6 book series https://amzn.to/2GTKgJd
Alex (Corps Security book 1) https://amzn.to/2GU7bnR
Cage (Corps Security book 2) https://amzn.to/2HbWGzs
Beck (Corps Security book 3) https://amzn.to/2qrjbG6
Uncaged (Corps Security book 4) https://amzn.to/2ILvOna
Cooper (Corps Security book 5) https://amzn.to/2ED24GH
Locke (Corps Security book 6) https://amzn.to/2HskVaq
K Bromberg Sweet Cheeks https://amzn.to/2qbe91t
Katy Evans REAL https://amzn.to/2EhOkAU
RACER https://amzn.to/2q5kEmh
Kelly Jamieson Shut Out: A Bayard Hockey Novel https://amzn.to/2EjIajQ
Kennedy Ryan Long Shot https://amzn.to/2GRkY1H
Kindle Alexander Double Full https://amzn.to/2Gxv6NE
Laura Ward Because of You
Laurelin Paige Free Me https://amzn.to/2GCnmFY
Leylah Attar 53 Letters For My Lover https://amzn.to/2IvwI6T
The Paper Swan https://amzn.to/2JjorEk
Mists of The Serengeti https://amzn.to/2Jh1WQq
Melanie Harlow Some Sort of Happy https://amzn.to/2q4x4dU
Melanie Moreland Into the Storm https://amzn.to/2Jl99yX
Beneath the Scars https://amzn.to/2q5Wt7n
Over the Fence https://amzn.to/2GAQTnx
The Contract https://amzn.to/2H9ciBp
The Baby Clause https://amzn.to/2uLx5se
It Started with a Kiss https://amzn.to/2q590rl
My Image of You https://amzn.to/2q2GQfY
Bentley - Vested Interest #1 https://amzn.to/2IuJLWz
Aiden - Vested Interest #2 https://amzn.to/2pMeM0Z
Melissa Collins As I Am https://amzn.to/2FgSv0a
Michelle Mankin The Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances series https://amzn.to/2Jl5FfS
Outside https://amzn.to/2EjVrJ8
Riptide https://amzn.to/2Gxp7sa
Oceanside https://amzn.to/2uPfq2V
Natasha Madison Something so Unscripted https://amzn.to/2JjncVH
Nicole Edwards Sniper 1 Security series https://amzn.to/2GB2NtI
Wait for Morning https://amzn.to/2q3Oesu
Never Say Never https://amzn.to/2q2yoxg
Tomorrow’s Too Late https://amzn.to/2GWZeRQ
Raine Miller Filthy Rich https://amzn.to/2Empdgq
RK Lilley Bad Things https://amzn.to/2qoAPub
Sawyer Bennett Atticus https://amzn.to/2EkkgVf
Sierra Simone American Queen https://amzn.to/2uLL41j
Susan Stoker Rescuing Wendy https://amzn.to/2uMnBgn
Timothy Hilke I am not Broken https://amzn.to/2q4ZB3a
Toni Aleo Overtime https://amzn.to/2GxtZcQ
Virna De Paul Kiss Talent Agency series https://amzn.to/2Ej9heI
Book 1: Lip Action (Book 1) https://amzn.to/2H8iERm
Book 2: Locking Lips (Book 2) https://amzn.to/2GxoZ7R

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Fund Information:
The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating and deadly disease that is mental illness. Keith’s spirit and laughter is kept alive through our efforts to increase awareness about mental illness and to raise money for education and imperative research. Keith often struggled with society’s perception of mental illness. Our hope is that by having the strength to say that Keith was “Bipolar” we can strip away the stigma and help others to be more open about their disease.

If you want to know more about Keith or why Denise does what she does, here is short video/interview that speaks to that!

The Keith Milano Memorial Fund benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). At the end of the event, participating authors will pay AFSP directly.

AFSP is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide. AFSP is a fully accredited 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in the state of Delaware with primary offices in New York City. Federal tax ID # is 13-3393329. AFSP’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number is 10545. Donations to AFSP are tax deductible.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

LOVERS AT SEASIDE by Addison Cole ★★★★★ AVAILABLE NOW! GIVEAWAY!!


BOOK INFORMATION

Lovers at Seaside 
Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers #9
By: Addison Cole
Releasing May 9, 2018 
World Literary Press


BOOK SUMMARY
After months of long-distance communication, actress Parker Collins and artist Grayson Lacroux finally plan to reconnect in the seaside town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts. But Parker never shows, and weeks pass without a word, leaving Grayson to believe he’s misinterpreted their budding relationship.

Parker has been running on autopilot ever since she lost her friend, mentor, and the only family she’s ever known, Bert Stein. Armed with junk food, tequila, and her big, lovable dog, she’s prepared to hole up and mourn—and determined to mend a fence Bert had never been able to with his estranged and bitter brother. But Parker didn’t count on the handsome artist she’s been fantasizing about for nearly a year walking in on her grief-induced drunken night.

When Grayson stumbles across Parker, he has no idea what to make of the gorgeous blonde who blew him off despite the chemistry between them. But that doesn’t stop him from feeling protective of the woman who’s consumed his thoughts for months, and when he learns of Parker’s plans to confront an angry old man, he refuses to leave her side. As Parker’s past unfolds, they’re led on an unexpected journey of discovery. Their connection deepens, until good intentions spark painful secrets, threatening the love they’ve found.

Sweet with Heat books are the sweet editions of the Love in Bloom steamy romance novels by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Sweet with Heat books convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.





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CAT'S REVIEW

LOVERS AT SEASIDE by Addison Cole. This is an endearing story that had me laughing, crying and feeling all the feels that make up a wonderful tale. Parker and Grayson are two of my favorite characters. Parker, an actress, is struggling with the passing of a dear friend. Grayson, being a super Hero, is there for her, once she lets him in. Ms. Cole has captured my heart in this one. The journey these two partake in to reach their HEA, is filled with so much emotion - both sad and happy - that I was so sad when the book ended. I truly wanted it to go on and on so I could live out their story with them. I found I became so involved - I laughed out loud and cried with them too. Ms. Cole has succeeded in writing a sweet heat tale that, while it's sweet, it still holds the heat that makes me swoon and feel the need to break out a fan! I highly recommend, not only this adoring tale, but the other books in the series too (Although I believe they can all be read as standalones, I suggest you not miss any!). (received ARC for honest review)
★★★★★

AUTHOR INFO & FOLLOW LINKS

Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language.

Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

Visit Addison on her website or chat with her on social media. Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.












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