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Release Blitz: Following the Rules by Lane Hayes

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Following the Rules (Script Club #1) by Lane Hayes Date Released: May 7, 2021 About Following the Rules The geek, the jock, and a new set of rules… Topher My friend’s brother needs an academic assistant and I need a job. Problem…jocks are my weakness. Seriously. I lose my ability to speak coherently around muscle-bound hotties. Oh yeah, I lose my inhibitions too—not a good look for a guy with a genius IQ. So what am I going to do about Simon? Simon Finishing college isn’t high on my list of priorities, but my future in professional football is looking bleak. I need a plan B or C, and I could use some help navigating life as an undergrad. Topher is perfect. He’s also a little strange…but in a good way. And I like the way I feel when I’m around him—as though anything is possible. Maybe if we follow our hearts, we’ll find what we’re looking for. But that means changing the rules… Following the Rules is a MM, bisexual awakening romance starring a lovable nerd, a cool jock,

Book Spotlight: The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod

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The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes (The Lillys #1) by Xio Axelrod Date Released: May 4, 2021 Sourcebooks Casablanca About The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes Her name’s Antonia “Toni” Bennette (yeah, she’s heard all the jokes before) and she’s not a rock star. Neither are the Lillys—not yet. But the difference between being famous and being almost famous can be a single wrong note…or the start of something that’ll change your life forever. Growing up in dive bars up and down the East Coast, Toni Bennette’s guitar was her only companion...until she met Sebastian Quick. Seb was a little older, a lot wiser, and before long he was Toni’s way out, promising they’d escape their stifling small town together. Then Seb turned eighteen and split without looking back.   Now, Toni’s all grown up and making a name for herself in Philadelphia’s indie scene. When a friend suggests she try out for a hot new up-and-coming band, Toni decides to take a chance. Strong, feminist, and fierce as fire, T

Book Spotlight: Pierced Peony by Dahlia Donovan

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Pierced Peony (Motts Cold Case Mysteries #2) by Dahlia Donovan Date Released: May 1, 2021 Tangled Tree Publishing About Pierced Peony On a casual walk along the Cornish Coast, Pineapple “Motts” Mottley stumbles upon a body and a perilous new murder case in the second novel in the Motts Cold Case Mystery series. As spring rolls into summer, Motts settles into her cottage. She’s enjoying a daily stroll when a body in the sea destroys her peace and quiet. It brings yet another mystery for her to solve. How does a woman who vanished from Polperro three years prior wind up battered by waves? Motts is drawn into the investigation despite her best attempts. She finds a family in turmoil and loads of suspects. With no easy answers, she tumbles further into chaos and ever closer to danger. Can Motts find the killer before she’s the one put on ice? Will she survive a bone-chilling brush with death? Read my 4.5-starred review of Pierced Peony .

Review: Pierced Peony by Dahlia Donovan (Motts Cold Case Mysteries #2)

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Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the publisher via Other Worlds Ink. It may have been about a ten-month wait, but it's here! It's finally here! Dahlia Donovan brings us back to Cornwall and all things Motts--Motts being, Pineapple Mottley, the titular character of the Motts Cold Case Mysteries series. Pierced Peony is the second book in the series, and it has Motts finding a dead body being battered by the waves along the Cornish coast. As much as she knows it would be best to not become involved in the whole case, it can't be helped, not when her own curiosity gets the better of her. The deeper she delves into it, the more danger comes chasing after her. Will Motts be able to get all the answers she seeks before her investigation leads to her own untimely demise? I quite enjoyed the first Motts Cold Case Mystery , which is why I was looking forward to reading the next one in the series. I adore Motts! She's got spunk and she's someone who'

Release Blitz: The Job by Cara Dee

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The Job by Cara Dee Release Date: May 7, 2021 About The Job With the help of their ball-busting daughter, some questionable morals, and an important job to get done, Casey and Boone will steal you away to the grit and glitz of Las Vegas in this fast-paced romance.  I’m not supposed to do this job without Boone. We may not share genes, but it’s been us against the world since his mom took me in as a toddler. The rowdy O’Sullivan boys who raised all the hell that Vegas could handle. Not that all my memories are wild and make my heart race. After all, I realized I was in love with the bastard at some point, so there’s been plenty of pathetic yearning and jealousy too.  Even so, it’s been him and me. Brothers, partners in crime, and, for the past six years, co-parents to an amazing little girl. But that’s another story. Right now, I gotta focus on the job our cousin gave us, and I need Boone by my side. The problem is we haven’t really been on speaking terms for four years no

Book Spotlight: New Girl in Little Cove by Damhnait Monaghan

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New Girl in Little Cove by Damhnait Monaghan Release Date: May 11, 2021 Graydon House Books About New Girl in Little Cove When a new teacher arrives in a tiny fishing village, she realizes the most important lessons are the ones she learns outside the classroom. It’s 1985. Rachel O’Brien arrives in Little Cove seeking a fresh start after her father dies and her relationship ends. As a new teacher at the local Catholic high school, Rachel chafes against the small community, where everyone seems to know her business. The anonymous notes that keep appearing on her car, telling her to go home, don’t make her feel welcome either. Still, Rachel is quickly drawn into the island’s distinctive music and culture, as well as the lives of her students and fellow teacher, Doug Bishop. As Rachel begins to bond with her students, her feelings for Doug also begin to grow. Rachel tries to ignore her emotions because Doug is in a long-distance relationship with his high school sweetheart. Or