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Review: Kingdom by A.M. Johnson (Avenues Ink #2)

Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Foreword PR & Marketing in exchange for an honest review.

Love and hate—you’d never be able to understand what each word meant without the other. There wasn’t a fine line, they were one and the same, born from the other, and if I hadn’t hated her, if she hadn’t left, I don’t think we’d be standing next to each other today.
Two books in and author A.M. Johnson has yet to disappoint me with her Avenues Ink series. This is only my third read from her overall and each time, she puts my heart through the wringer, making sure that I don't just empathize with her characters of choice but that I truly feel for and with them. Told in the past and the present and in dual perspective, Kingdom is a story of second chances--of the kind of love between two people that can leave you empty with every nick and slash to your heart but also one that can fill those empty spaces and make you feel whole when the opportunity comes along and if you're …

Book Spotlight: Hold Me by J. Kenner

Hold Me (Stark Ever After #8) by J. Kenner Date Released: May 23, 2017 Evil Eye Concepts, Inc.
About Hold Me My life with Damien has never been fuller. Every day is a miracle, and every night I lose myself in the oasis of his arms. 
But there are new challenges, too. Our families. Our careers. And new responsibilities that test us with unrelenting, unexpected trials. 
I know we will survive—we have to. Because I cannot live without Damien by my side. But sometimes the darkness seems overwhelming, and I am terrified that the day will come when Damien cannot bring the light. And I will have to find the strength inside myself to find my way back into his arms.

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An Excerpt from Hold Me I already know that Damien is running later than I am, because he’d called while I was stuck in traffic. Now I dismiss Bree for the night, then go peek in on both my girls. I want to wake them, to…

Review: Hold Me by J. Kenner (Stark Ever After #8)

Note: This ARC was provided by the publisher via InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review.

Hold Me is the latest in the collection of Stark Ever After novellas from bestselling author J. Kenner, but while the rest came after the original trilogy was released, this is the first one that follows the events of the fourth and most recent full-length novel, Anchor Me. In order for you to fully enjoy this new novella, I'm highly recommending you read, at the very least, the full-length novels and really get to know Nikki and Damian Stark and everything they had to go through to get to where they are when Hold Me opens. There are currently four full-length novels in the Stark series and eight novellas in the Stark Ever After collection, and yes, I do think they're best read consecutively.
After Damian and Nikki Stark not only adopt their daughter Lara from China but also welcome the birth of another daughter they name Anne, life couldn't get any better. But with her maternit…

Release Blitz: Ruckus by L.J. Shen

Ruckus (Sinners of Saint #2) by L.J. Shen Release Date: May 26, 2017 May 25, 2017 (early release)
About Ruckus Rosie They say that life is a beautiful lie and death a painful truth. They're right. No one has ever made me feel more alive than the guy who serves as a constant reminder that my clock is ticking. He is my forbidden, shiny apple. The striking fallacy to my blunt, raw, truth. He is also my sister's ex-boyfriend. One thing you should know before you judge me; I saw him first. I craved him first. I loved him first. Eleven years later, he waltzed into my life, demanding a second chance. Dean Cole wants to be my bronze horseman. My white knight has finally arrived. Hopefully, he isn’t too late.
Dean They say the brightest stars burn out the fastest. They’re right. She sets my mind on fire. All smart mouth, snarky attitude and a huge heart. In a world where everything is dull, she shines like fucking Sirius. Eleven years ago, fate tore us apart. This time, I fucking dare it to t…

Review: Ruckus by L.J. Shen (Sinners of Saint #2)

Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Enticing Journey Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.
“Like you?” My face twisted in abhorrence, spitting the words like they were revolting. Her eyes widened. I shook my head, a dark chuckle on my lips. “You think I fucking like you? Are you kidding me here? I don't like you. I love you. Even that's an under-fucking-statement. I live for you. I breathe for you. I will die for you. It. Has. Always. Been. You.”
I swear to God, just when I think the previous HotHole I read about was my favorite, the newest one comes along and BAM! The drooling commences and the latest HotHole who takes center stage knocks down whoever came before a peg or two. That is exactly what happened when Dean Cole came along to tell his story, and it's a deceptive one. You think all you're getting is a second chance romance with a hint of taboo in it, but then you remember that this is an L.J. Shen-penned story and that her characters are a…

Re-Release Blitz: Junk by Josephine Myles

Junk (Bristol Collection #1) by Josephine Myles Date Re-Released: May 25, 2017
About Junk He loves a good book, but he could love a good man more…
When an avalanche of books cuts off access to his living room, university librarian Jasper Richardson has to face up to the truth. His ever-growing heaps of books, magazines and newspaper can’t be classified as a collection any longer. Jasper is a hoarder, and he needs professional help.
Professional clutter clearer and counsellor Lewis Miller thinks he’s seen it all, but even he has to admit he’s shocked. Not so much from the state of Jasper’s house but from the attraction he still feels for the sexy bookworm he went to school with.
However, Lewis's ethical code forbids relationships with clients, and besides, he's determined to get over his habit of falling for unsuitable men he hopes to "fix". But as Jasper continues to make steady progress the magnetic attraction between them is so strong even Lewis has problems convincing …

Release Blitz: Behind the Wall by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Behind the Wall by Jane Harvey-Berrick Release Date: May 26, 2017
About Behind the Wall Prison.
The place where dreams fade and hope dies.
That’s what it’s meant for the five years that Garrett has been behind bars. But now hope is on the horizon and he’s daring to dream again: small dreams, small hopes.
Getting his GED would be a start. If only his prison-appointed teacher Miss Ella Newsome wasn’t so damn sexy.
As Garrett and Ella start to play a dangerous game, the price could be higher than either of them have guessed.
This story first appeared in the anthology Hot for Teacher in 2016. It has since been extended with new scenes, more heartache and even more heat.

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An Excerpt from Behind the Wall At the end of a long, exasperating day where nothing seemed to go as I wanted, I was happy to shake Nottoway dust from my shoes and head out for a drink wit…