#NewRelease: Saving Red, by @SonyaSones



Molly Rosenberg may only be fourteen, but she’s experienced more hurt and guilt than most adults. With her home life a mess, Molly takes part in a volunteer event tallying the city’s homeless population. There, on a windy Santa Monica bluff, is where Molly meets Red, an enigmatic homeless girl with more zest for life than she’s ever encountered. The two spark an unlikely friendship that pulls Molly out of her sadness. Finally, Molly can open up to someone about her brother’s disappearance that she feels she’s to blame for.

But whenever Molly tries to get Red to open about her family—where they are, why they left her, or if Red left them—Red quickly changes the subject, or starts rambling on about things that just don’t make any sense. Molly knows she can’t change her own past, but she vows to help Red salvage her future. In Sonya Sones’ latest novel, two girls with a unique bond give each other a new perspective on the meaning of family, friendship, and forgiveness.

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About the Author:

Sonya Sones is an American poet and author. She has written four young adult novels in verse, as well as a novel in verse for adults and a picture book.

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#Review: Bewitched, by @Daisy_Prescott

bewitchedTitle: Bewitched
Author: Daisy Prescott

Rating: 4/5 stars

“Madison Bradbury isn’t interested in spells or magic, or anything hocus-pocus related despite descending from the original Salem witches. Her life as a Hawthorne College junior is boring. Perfectly so. That is until Andrew Wildes appears in her class–like a quiet, brooding hero straight from one of her favorite romances.

When a local witch convinces Madison to use a love spell on her crush, what happens next is more than magical.

A crush. A love spell. What could go wrong?

Bewitched is a short novella and book one of a series of magical stories that continues with Spellbound” (description from Goodreads)

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Halloween is just around the corner and I found a great novella to get myself in the mood for it, fall, and a little romance.

Bewitched has many great things going for it. It’s a novella set in Salem, Massachusetts. But with that doesn’t come the overdone storyline of the witch trials being involved in everything. Well, it’s not in the readers face. There’s just the right about of history present in this version of Salem. There’s an interesting element of magic that kept me on my toes in this mostly real world story. Prescott knows what she’s writing about and writes it well.

I also really enjoyed the characters. And not just the two lead characters. Their friends were great too. For the length that this novella is, the author was able to develop both characters and setting smoothly and naturally. That’s not a feat all authors can accomplish so well.

I’m looking forward to reading the sequel Spellbound soon. While this story ended well on its own, I want to read more about certain things. And frankly, I’m not ready to leave Salem and these characters behind.

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About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling author Daisy Prescott lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband and an indeterminate number of imaginary housegoats. When not writing about people falling in love, she can be found traveling, gardening, baking, and reading a good book.

Her novels include the Modern Love Stories series, the Wingmen series, and several short stories. She’s also working on expanding the world of Bewitched this fall.

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#Review: Roman Crazy, by @Alice_Clayton and @NinaBocci

roman-crazyTitle: Roman Crazy (The Broads Abroad #1)
Authors: Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci
Rating: 5/5 stars

“Avery Bardot steps off the plane in Rome, looking for a fresh start. She’s left behind a soon-to-be ex-husband in Boston and plans to spend the summer with her best friend Daisy, licking her wounds—and perhaps a gelato or two. But when her American-expat friend throws her a welcome party on her first night, Avery’s thrown for a loop when she sees a man she never thought she’d see again: Italian architect Marcello Bianchi.

Marcello was the man—the one who got away. And now her past is colliding with her present, a present where she should be mourning the loss of her marriage and—hey, that fettuccine is delicious! And so is Marcello…

Slipping easily into the good life of summertime in Rome, Avery spends her days exploring a city that makes art historians swoon, and her nights swooning over her unexpected what was old is new again romance. It’s heady, it’s fevered, it’s wanton, and it’s crazy. But could this really be her new life? Or is it just a temporary reprieve before returning to the land of twin-set cardigans and crustless sandwiches?

A celebration of great friendship, passionate romance, and wonderful food, Roman Crazy is a lighthearted story of second chances and living life to the fullest.” (description from Goodreads)

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What a great book. I’ve read and enjoyed Alice Clayton’s work already, but haven’t read any of Bocci’s. What I can say after reading Roman Crazy is that having them write together was a great idea. While I don’t have an example of Bocci’s solo work to compare, I can tell there’s a seamless writing style here. I know Clayton can do well-written characters and comedy. With this book, there’s some amazing setting descriptions in there too. Not sure which author’s responsible for that, but I want more. Italy was brought alive in this book.

Along with the setting, the story on its own kept me turning page after page. It’s the story of a second chance romance, as well as Avery finding herself. A coming-of-age of sorts after years of losing track of what made her happy. Having both these elements mixed in with the setting, the foods, and the overall atmosphere blew me away.

I’m hoping these two authors continue to work together. They seem to make a great team. Though, I’ll definitely keep my eyes open for any new solo work for either author. They’re both talented, and Roman Crazy is evidence enough of that.

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About Alice Clayton:

ALICE CLAYTON worked in the cosmetics industry for over a decade before picking up a pen (read laptop).

She enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up, and finally convinced her long-time boyfriend to marry her.

Now, about that Bernese Mountain dog

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About Nina Bocci:

Nina Bocci is a novelist, publicist, eternal optimist, unabashed lipgloss enthusiast, constant apologist, and a hopeless romanticist. She has too many college degrees that she’s not using, and a Lego addiction that she blames on her son.

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#NewRelease: When Zoey Fell Too Hard, by @Amy_Sparling



Zoey Caplan has led a sheltered life, but it’s never really bothered her. In fact, she just went on a date with a super hot senior, thank you very much. But what she thought was a fun date leads to a new nickname on the school’s unofficial Dis List: Biggest Prude. Maybe if she wasn’t such a pathetically good rule follower, she could get her name off the list. Maybe, just maybe, if Zoey started living less like an old lady and more like a seventeen-year-old girl, she could experience high school like everyone else does.

Fed up with being a loser, Zoey decides to experience all the things she’s missed out on over the years: parties, underage drinking, ditching class, and most off all, hooking up. Guys seem to love the attention she gives them, all except for Jonah Thedford. The gorgeous bad boy can flirt better than anyone but he’s the only guy immune to Zoey’s charms. And yeah, he’s the one she truly wants, but in order to stop being a prude, Zoey gives her affection to other guys instead.

It turns out that crossing over to the dark side is easy. Almost too easy. The moment Zoey’s name drops off the Dis List, it’s added right back.

As Biggest Slut.

If she wants to make things right again, she’ll have to change a few things in her new crazy life. Luckily, Jonah is more than willing to help her.

This book has mature content and some profanity. Recommended for older teen readers.

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About the Author:

Amy Sparling is the author of The Summer Unplugged Series, Deadbeat & other awesome books for younger teens. She also writes books for older teens under the name Cheyanne Young.

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ARC #Review: Jed Had to Die, by @TaraSivec

jed-had-to-dieTitle: Jed Had to Die
Author: Tara Sivec
Rating: 5/5 stars

“The happiest day of Payton Lambert’s life was the day she graduated high school and watched Bald Knob, Kentucky get smaller and smaller in her rearview mirror. She wanted more for her life than a tiny town where everyone knows your business and you can’t find a decent cup of coffee for at least forty miles. Twelve years later, an unexpected phone call in the middle of the night has her packing up her life in Chicago and racing back home to the one person she ever regretted leaving behind.

Upon her return, she sees that Leo Hudson, the scrawny boy who followed Payton around like a puppy and could recite cow insemination facts in his sleep, is long gone. Leo is still hot on her heels, but now he’s wearing a sheriff badge and dead set on solving a murder that may or may not involve Payton…along with half the town. In a place where the biggest crime happened the day someone kicked a few of his cows, people are pointing fingers, rumors are spreading like wildfire, and Payton swears she’s only making out with the sweet-talking, studly sheriff to distract him from the secrets she’s keeping.

When you’ve been tased, peed on by a yippy dog named Bo Jangles, and can’t stop picturing what Sheriff Hudson looks like naked, it will be a tough job making everyone agree that…Jed had to die.” (description from Goodreads)

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Tara Sivec is one of my favorite authors that I discover in the last few years. And it seems that with each book she writes, she keeps herself near the top of that list. Jed Had to Die is no exception.

I already consider Sivec to be a master of her own brand of comedy. What she is also good at is throwing light mystery in the mix. She did it in her Fool Me Once series, and does it again in this book. But I think I may have enjoyed this one even more. I loved the gossipy small town setting of Bald Knob, the characters who couldn’t stop making me laugh if they wanted to, and I couldn’t resist the strong presence of coffee throughout.

On top of all this is the mystery of who killed Jed. While the focus may switch between this and the romance, there’s just the right amount of suspense until the reader sees the case to the end. There’s a great mix of genres in this story and I couldn’t get enough.

I hope Sivec continues to write in this genre, because I’ll be jumping at the chance to read everything she writes in it in the future.

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About the Author:

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Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become adults and move out.

After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book and she was voted as Best Author in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards for 2014.

In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she’ll do and naps she’ll take when she ever gets spare time.

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#NewRelease: It Was Always You, an M/M anthology



What do you do when everything you’ve ever wanted was right there all along?

Join these bestselling M/M authors as they bring you tales of love, lust, and laughter… between friends.

Featuring seven brand new novellas, each answering the question—what happens when the one meant for you was right there all along?

The book will be available for a LIMITED TIME only!

All money and proceeds for this anthology will be donated to the charity One.n.Ten.

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ALL PROCEEDS will be donated to the wonderful charity onenten.org

Please help us support this special LGBTQ youth organization.

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Cardeno C.

Ella Frank

Riley Hart

Lane Hayes

Christina Lee

Felice Stevens

N.R. Walker

#Review: Christmas Snow, by Anne Adair

christmas-snowTitle: Christmas Snow (Learning to Trust #1)
Author: Anne Adair
Rating: 4/5 stars

“She’s a Scrooge at Christmas.

But this year, she just might find a little Christmas spirit.

Stunningly beautiful billionaire and CEO, Andi Winters appreciates the holidays, but they’re not exactly up her alley.  She’d rather leave the festivities to everyone else.

This season, she plans to celebrate on the slopes–far from anything Christmasy.

When her flight gets cancelled and she finds herself stuck with no other options, her sweet and sexy employee, Nicole Russo offers her a ride to the ski resort. Nicole is the epitome of Christmas delight– everything Andi isn’t.

But when they get caught in a blizzard, a quaint little Bed and Breakfast just might have all the holiday cheer both women have ever wanted.  Will Andi and Nicole find true love and joy under all the Christmas snow?(description from Goodreads)

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I was in the mood for a quick, holiday themed read and that’s exactly what Christmas Snow was.

It was a light read, with all the basic elements many holiday stories seem to have: a little crush between characters, reluctance, and a snowstorm forcing them closer together. The story was also made more enjoyable due to the fact that the lesbian characters were written just like any other character. They have issues that cause conflict. They have troubled pasts. The fact that they’re lesbians isn’t played up for the sake of being edgy or anything of the sort. They just happen to be lesbians and it’s what I hope to continue finding in books more and more.

What I also found interesting with this story was that it’s part of a series, which I’d be willing to continue reading, but on its own, this has a good amount of closure for me as a reader and leaves it open to the other stories or just my imagination continuing the journey.

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