Thursday, March 29, 2018

Release Blitz : What He Always Knew (What He Doesn't Know Duet, #2) by Kandi Steiner

What He Always Knew
What He Doesn't Know Duet, #2
by Kandi Steiner

Release Date:
March 29th, 2018


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Left or right.

It’s that simple, and it isn’t simple at all.

If I turn left, the road will lead me back to the man I promised my life to, the one I’d imagined building a family with, the one who’s done everything in his power to get me back.

If I turn right, the road will take me to the man I loved first, the man who brought me back to life, the man who would do anything to keep me.

I knew the fork in the road was inevitable; it was the decision I never wanted to make between choices I didn't know I had.

And I love them both.

My heart is destined to exist in two equal halves — one with each man. But one half beats stronger, the vein running deepest, and holds my choice in silence long before I know it for myself.

The realization of what I have to do, of the heart I have to break, just might break mine too.

Left or right.

All I have to do is take a breath and turn. 

Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography, Lauren Perry
Cover Designer: Kandi Steiner

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When I finished reading What He Always Knew, I was so torn!!! My heart was beating so fast and I was left on the edge of my seat because I wanted to find out what Charlie's decision would be. The author wrote a fantastic conclusion for this duet and I'm really happy that I made the What He Doesn't Know Duet my first read by Kandi Steiner. Her writing style is amazing and I got hooked on  her words from the moment I read the first page of this duet. 

Since this is a duet series, you absolutely need to read the first book to follow the story in What He Always Knew. The story picks up exactly where it ended in What He Doesn't Know. Prepare the chocolate and the tissues because you're going to need them! Gah!!! This book made me feel so many things!!! I either wanted to hi-five Charlie, virtually shake her or reach out and give her a hug. Angst lovers will devour this duet in no time!

I don't want to give anything away about the conclusion to Cameron, Charlie and Reese's journey. My heart broke for Charlie many times during this reading journey, but for Cameron and Reese as well. Charlie needed to make a decision between two wonderful men who own a piece of her heart. You could feel the strong love that Cameron and Reese feel for Charlie and how they will do anything to make her happy. I kept on switching from Team Cameron to Team Reese for a good portion of the book. I could not make up my mind!!!! Until something happened in the story and I knew that Charlie belonged with _______!!! You will need to read to find out who she ends up with! ;) 

I absolutely loved my reading journey and will without a doubt be following Kandi Steiner to know what she will be working on next. I highly recommend this duet if you have never read Kandi Steiner before. Her writing style will captivate you from beginning to end!


I give, What He Always Knew, by Kandi Steiner, 4.5 mesmerizing, emotional, nail-biting, left or right stars!

About the Author:

Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer. 

Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies). 

When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Excerpt Reveal : The Birthday List by Devney Perry

The Birthday List
By Devney Perry 


Release Day:
April 3, 2018 

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Happily married to her college sweetheart, Poppy lived a blessed life with the husband of her dreams. Then everything changed. She is no longer a wife. She is no longer the envy of her single friends. Now, people look at her with pity as they whisper a single word behind her back. 


Years after her husband’s tragic death, years of pain and sorrow and wishing for the life she’ll never get back, Poppy decides to finish Jamie’s birthday list. She’ll do the things he wanted to most. Because maybe, just maybe, if she can complete his list, she can start to live again. 

Poppy expects going through the birthday list will be hard. She expects it to hurt. But what she doesn’t expect is Cole. Could the man who delivered the news of her husband’s death and shattered her heart be the one to help her put it back together again? 

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“That’s quite a list.” Cole nodded toward the journal in between bites. 

“It is.” My smile faltered at the way his jaw hardened. 

“Are you planning on doing these all by yourself?” 

“Um, yes.” How else was I going to get through them all? 

“That’s going to take a while.” 

“I hope not,” I sighed. “My goal is to get them done before New Year’s.” 

“What?” His spoon dropped into the jar, clinking against the glass. “That’s less than six months away.” 

“I know.” Just thinking about all I still had to do made my shoulders fall. “I thought I could do it, but with the restaurant and some of the bigger things on the list, it will take longer. I was really hoping to have it done before Jamie’s birthday.” 

That seemed impossible now. With the restaurant and all of the other things I was adding to my daily schedule, piling on more was going to wear me thin. If I didn’t let up, my self-imposed deadline would stress me to the max. 

Which meant it would take just that much longer to put this list behind me. Could I do it if I added another year? Maybe two? 

I didn’t have to do this all so soon. But I wanted to. I wanted to do this for Jamie and let it go. Every day, I was getting stronger. I was getting back on my feet. I was starting to live again—for me. 

And until the list was done, I’d still be living for Jamie. 

“Look.” Cole leaned his elbows on the table. “I don’t want to step on your toes. This is an awesome list and he had some cool ideas. If you want to do them on your own, I understand. I get that this is incredibly personal. But if you’d like, I’d be glad to help you with some of these.

“What?” I didn’t know what made me smile more. That he thought Jamie’s list was cool or that he wanted to help. Regardless, I was beaming. “You’d really help?” 

Cole’s eyes were sparkling again. “In a heartbeat.”

About the Author:

Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media. 

Release Day Blitz : Getaway Girl by Tessa Bailey

Getaway Girl
by Tessa Bailey

Release Date:
March 26th, 2018

Contemporary Romance

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This unlikely getaway driver never expected to help the mayor escape…     

After a six-year absence, Addison Potts is back in Charleston to stir things up. And what better place to make her villainous return than her estranged cousin’s wedding? Only, the nuptials hit a snag when the bride doesn’t show, leaving Addison to play getaway driver for the jilted groom. A groom whose heartbreaking smile and deep, southern drawl she should not be noticing… 

Elijah Montgomery Du Pont is the future mayor of Charleston. From his military career to city hall, every detail of his life has been meticulously planned. Until now. His only respite from life’s sudden upheaval is Addison, his new, improbable best friend. She makes him happy. Grounds him. And public disapproval be damned, he’s not willing to give her up. But with an election on the line and public pressure rising, Addison—and the cruel hand of fate—might not give him a choice.

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Who has Elijah been kidding? He preferred my dusty, cluttered Christmas-themed apartment to this place? This…millionaire family man’s respite on the water? No. No, he’s been avoiding his life. Back in his office, I had the fleeting realization that Elijah had been staying with me—in year-round Christmas—to avoid reality. And what happened with Naomi. That theory cements itself now. Hard. He’s been hiding away with me. I’ve been giving him an excuse to hide. A place to do it. 

This is where he belongs. Not with me. 

I’m holding him back. 

My vision blurs as I close the door behind me. With the click still hanging in the air, I slump into a cross-legged position on the floor. Beneath my fingertips, the floor is smooth and rich, even through a layer of dust. This place is unfamiliar to me, yet I don’t feel like a stranger. Because it’s so Elijah, right down to the masculine class and robust ceiling beams. It’s a false sense of comfort, though, because he can’t have this place and me as a friend. It was easy to pretend in my out-of-the-way two-bedroom, but this? This is a life to be embraced. 

There will be a wife and kids in this place one day. There might even be a chance for Elijah to win back Naomi. But not as long as I’m spending time with him. Causing people to whisper about us and speculate. Allowing him to avoid his future. 

I’m hurting him. I have to let him go. But not before I fix everything.


About the Author:

Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days. 

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention. 

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of ten years and six-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

Excerpt Tour : Savage Prince (Savage Trilogy, #1) by Meghan March

Savage Prince 
Savage Trilogy, #1 
by Meghan March 

Release Date: 
March 27, 2018


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Who knew things could get even darker and dirtier in New Orleans? New York Times bestselling author Meghan March introduces the Savage Prince of the city, the man you never want to meet. 

I do what I want and who I want. I don’t follow anyone’s rules—even my own.

I knew I shouldn’t touch her, but it didn’t stop me. 
Didn’t stop me the second time either. Only made me want a third. 

My lifestyle suits the savage I am, and she doesn’t. 

But Temperance Ransom is my newest addiction, and I’m nowhere near ready to quit her yet.

I’ll have her my way, even if it means dragging her into the darkness.

Hopefully it doesn’t kill us both. 

Savage Prince is book one of the Savage Trilogy, set in the same world as Ruthless King, however you do not need to read the Mount Trilogy to devour this scandalously hot new story. 

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My gaze searches the darkness, interrupted only by the Chinese lanterns and fairy lights hanging from the trees, until it lands on the red dragon emblazoned on the back of a black silk kimono, topped by a fluffy white head of hair. 

Shit. My landlady. 

“I’m so sorry to disturb you, Harriet. I’ll just—” 

She spins around, spry for her advanced age. “Oh, girl, you’ve got sex hair. At least that makes one of us.” 

I squeeze my eyes shut in humiliation. “I . . . uh . . . got—” 

“Done up right by a real man, I’d say. About damn time, girl. I was starting to think you were a lost cause of all work and no play. Almost wondered if I’d have to find a new tenant to get some entertainment around here.” 

I blink twice as she shuffles toward me, fluffy pink marabou slippers on her feet. “You were going to kick me out because I work too much?” 

I knew my landlady was a little nutty, but I didn’t realize she was downright crazy. 

“It would’ve been a last resort. I was going to send you a male stripper first. Girl, you need some fun in your life, and you do nothing but go between here and work. Boring as hell.” 

Her point is finally sinking in, but part of me is still in shock. “I’m boring?”

“Of course you are. I swear, you go out of your way to stay that way too. But not tonight. Tonight, you look like you got dicked down by a real man.” She takes a seat at the outdoor patio table and reaches for a bottle of wine. “Here’s a glass. Now, sit down and consider part of your rent spilling the juicy details.” 

Dumbstruck, I close the distance between us and take a seat at the table. “It’s nothing. I swear.” 

“Girl, you’re practically walking bowlegged. I’ve been around the block plenty of times. You won’t shock me.” 

I reach for the glass of wine and take a long drink. Good Lord, I needed this.

“I shouldn’t even be admitting what I did tonight.” 

Harriet’s aged eyes practically light up as she grins. “Those are the best stories. Come now, I’ll take it to the grave.” 

I squeeze my eyes shut. “I think I accidentally went to a sex club.” 

Harriet’s wineglass clinks the metal of the table. “I knew this was going to be good. How do you accidentally go to a sex club?” 

I tell her about the note that came to the office, and rushing to meet the appointment, assuming I was there to sell whiskey . . . and end with the part about running from the room. 

Harriet claps with childlike excitement. “There’s hope for you yet, Temperance. When are you going back?” 

I’m stunned at her reaction. I didn’t exactly expect her to judge, but I sure didn’t think she’d cheer me on. 

“Never. I can’t. That’s not me. I’m not . . .” 

“Interesting? Sexually adventurous? Up to be manhandled regularly by a real man?” 

“I don’t even know his name!” 

Harriet waves off my concern. “If I had a nickel for every man whose name I didn’t know, I’d be even richer than I am now. You can’t take life so seriously. You’ll never make it out alive. Now, you go upstairs, take the rest of this bottle of wine, and get tipsy enough to forget all the shouldn’ts and can’ts. If you need me to do some stalking to find this guy, just let me know. I have connections.”


Iron Princess
Savage Trilogy, #2
by Meghan March

Release Date:

April 24, 2018



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Rogue Royalty
Savage Trilogy, #3
by Meghan March

Release Date:

May 22, 2018



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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. 

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