Tuesday 25 December 2018

Release Day: YOURS AFTER DARK by Marie Force

Today we are celebrating the release of YOURS AFTER DARK. Yours After Dark is part of the Gansett Island series by Marie Force. Check out the purchase links, blurb and teaser for the book below.


Kindle US | Apple Books | Nook | Kobo | Google

Kindle CA | Kindle UK | Kindle AU

PURCHASE IN PRINT FROM Amazon | Marie's Store | Barnes & Noble

Thursday 20 December 2018

Spotlight: Once Upon the Longest Night Collection

Once Upon the Longest Night
Publication date: December 21st 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
The longest night. A vampire’s delight.
The winter solstice, a time of birth and rebirth, life and death, waning light and rising darkness. A time when those who flee the sun and crave the taste of blood find their greatest solace.
But one never knows what the longest night might hold.
Once Upon the Longest Night, a collection of adult paranormal romances, features eight novelettes of lovers and their battles against one of the greatest legends of our time: the vampire. A 15th-century seaman and the love of his life come face to face with a vengeful manjasang. In ancient Rome, a hunted priestess captured by a loyal centurion offers her aid to the enemy. With the help of a handsome Royal courier, a reluctant Romanian princess braves the curse flowing within her noble blood. Danger awaits when a vampire in the far reaches of North Dakota must endure the lethal cold to protect the woman she loves. And in a future New York, a broken general returns home for the Longest Night Ball where he meets a young male witch who might change his life forever.
This anthology combines vampire mythos and affairs of the heart with the sacred symbolism and magic of the winter season.
Sit back and let us tell you a tale. Welcome to the Longest Night.
Heat levels: Sweet to erotic.

Tuesday 18 December 2018

Spotlight: Kingdom of Glass and Ashes: A Limited Edition Collection of Cinderella Retellings

Kingdom of Glass and Ashes: A Limited Edition Collection of Cinderella Retellings
Publication date: December 18th 2018
Genres: Adult, Fairy Tales, Fantasy
A classic fairy tale- but not how you remember it…
What if the stepmother wasn’t the only one who was wicked and Prince Charming wasn’t what he seemed? What if your favourite princess didn’t make it home by midnight?
Be transported to far away lands where fantasy and magic come together and pumpkins and princes are joined by shifters and stepsisters in this captivating collection of one of the greatest love stories ever told.
From the imagination of our authors, prepare to meet Cinderella as you’ve never read before. Kingdom of Glass and Ashes is a spellbinding collection of retellings, written by multiple USA Today and bestselling authors telling their own version of the beloved tale.
Get ready for romance, excitement, enchantment and more than just a glass slipper.

Sunday 9 December 2018

Release day: Tripping on a Halo by Alessandra Torre

Tripping on a Halo
by Alessandra Torre
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cover Designer: Perfect Pear Creative Covers
Release Date: December 7, 2018

Friday 30 November 2018

Interview: The Fae Games by Jill Ramsower

The Fae Games Duet
Jill Ramsower
(The Fae Games #1 & 2)
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance
When Rebecca Peterson walks away from everything she knows to follow her dreams in Ireland, she never expects to be thrown into a world of vicious Fae and deadly secrets. On the dreary streets of Belfast, her terrifying nightmares are rekindled, and this time they aren’t confined to her imagination. Complicating her life further, Becca crosses paths with two mysterious strangers—both alluring in different ways, but are either of them to be trusted?
Her journey takes her deep into the treacherous Shadow Lands, where both her knowledge and courage will be tested. Navigating this new landscape of deceit and manipulation is paramount if she is to stop hordes of blood-thirsty Faeries from invading Earth. With time running out, will her limited training be enough to take on a centuries old enemy hell-bent on death and destruction? To keep those she loves safe, Becca is willing to risk it all.
In this captivating duet, Jill Ramsower takes her readers from the streets of Belfast on a harrowing journey to the most dangerous corners of Faery, where fear is a lethal enemy and trust is a luxury few can afford.


Hi Jill Ramsower  :) Glad to have you here. 

Thank you, ma’am!

Now, to start, what inspired you to write the "Fae Games"?

My initial inspiration is from my all-time favorite books, the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. I think she is a genius and I wanted to be able to tell a story like she did. I knew that it was overly ambitious for my first project out of the gates, but that was what inspired me, so I ran with it. I know I’m not in her class yet, but maybe someday…

How would you describe the story to someone who hasn't read it yet?

The duet focuses on an American girl named Rebecca who moves to Ireland for a new job and discovers the world of the Fae. She has a sassy BFF who helps her along the way and encounters a couple of mysterious Fae men who complicate her life. (No love triangle, phew!) In a sentence, I’d say the books are a fast-paced romantic adventure in a world where fantasy and mythology collide.

Describe Lochlan and Becca in 3 words each.

Becca—steadfast, selfless, trustworthy
Lochlan—dedicated, assertive, confident

What do you think makes Lochlan appealing? How about Becca?  

Lochlan doesn’t take crap from anyone and is a powerful, competent leader—those characteristics combined with a weakness for a special lady makes a man irresistible in my eyes. As for Becca, she is grounded and that is huge for me—I hate when female characters get overly dramatic and do dumb stuff. She’s courageous, persistent and loyal to a fault.

How did you create your characters? Were they inspired by real people?

I didn’t intend to write my characters based on myself, but as they developed, I came to realize that Becca and her best friend, Ashley, were essentially two versions of me. All growing up I was very quiet around people—I didn’t have a ton of friends and preferred reading to going out. I struggled with anxiety and it often kept me from being who I wanted to be. When I was able to overcome the anxiety issues, I truly became a different person. Becca is based off my more reserved and pensive side whereas Ashely is my outgoing, adventurous side.

What scene did you have the most fun writing? Why? 

That’s tricky because the scenes that are the most fun to write are the pivotal moments that I simply can’t spoil. The final chapter of Shadow Play was a favorite and chapters 10 & 11 in Twilight Siege. Particularly poignant moments are also fun so I’ve included an excerpt below from Chapter 14 of Shadow Play where Becca and Lochlan have a rare tender moment.

“I’m sorry, Lochlan, about doubting you and spying on you. Everything in my world has been flipped upside down and even though I want answers, it was wrong of me to jump to conclusions.”  
“You should never have been involved in any of this to begin with.” His hard voice was firm and didn't bode well for accepting my apology. 
“Please don’t force me away, I need your help, I need to be a part of this.” 
“You don’t need anything, don’t be absurd.” 
“Will you take me with you to the portal tonight?” 
“Jesus, you’re persistent,” he said in exasperation as he stood and walked to the bookcase along the wall, placing his hand on a shelf with his back to me. Almost under his breath he asked, “What am I going to do with you?”  
I could tell his question was rhetorical, but I responded anyway. “Do you really want me gone?” My hands clasped together in front of me and my traitorous eyes began to burn with unshed tears.  
He faced me, his features hard and he strode to me, his mouth colliding with mine. His strong hand on the back of my neck tilted my head up to give him better access to my mouth as his other hand reached behind my back and pressed my belly against his solid front. Taking advantage of my surprise, his tongue dove between my lips with a possessive thrust and my hands fisted in his shirt.  
I hadn’t known that I wanted this assault, but his body against mine felt like coming home, and I was instantly swept up in the kiss. My skin ignited as he consumed me and I could feel my core desperately clench in need. Just as I started to lose myself in his arms, he slowly pulled back and I tried to catch my breath as he spoke in a low rumble.  
“It would seem that I don’t know what I want.” 

Why do you write fantasy romance?

Someday I’ll probably do other types of romance novels, but I don’t think I’ll ever write anything without romance. When I read books, if there’s no romance I lose interest fast, so I can’t image I’d ever want to write a story that doesn’t contain a predominant romantic thread.

How did you start writing?

I started small—taking notes on who my characters would be, what would bring them together, what might keep them apart, what obstacles would they overcome, and so on. When I had crafted the characters and locations, I started with a super basic outline of events—girl goes to Ireland, girl discovers Fae, girl meets boy…Then I would flesh out and add to each area until little by little the story encompassed a full book. The next two books have been the same. I know who I want to write about, then I get to daydream their story into existence.

Do you listen to music while you write?

Nope, I write in the quiet, if I can find any in a house with a husband, three kids, three cats, and two dogs.

Did you always want to be an author?

I had no idea I wanted to write. I always loved research, which was one of the big reasons I went to law school. I hadn’t written anything besides legal documents since high school creative writing class. (And that had been a long, long time. Long time.) Several years ago, I decided to try to write and didn’t get a whole chapter written before I gave up, thinking I had no idea what I was doing. This time everything just clicked. I’m 40 years old and out of nowhere I discovered I had a passion, who knew? 

Does your family read your books?

My husband, parents, and best friends are all a big part of my writing process. They all act as beta readers and give me loads of amazing advice on the basic story. Once I’m happy with the foundation, I send the book to my editor and let her do her thing. Then I make rewrites according to her suggestions, have my husband read the book AGAIN, make more tweaks, then send the book to my dad for a proofread. (We have an unspoken agreement not to discuss any of the steamy scenes in the books.) So far the system has worked out beautifully and I’m so grateful for all of their help!

What did you read as a kid?

I can’t even remember what I read as a child except that Little Women and The Outsiders made me cry hysterically and I hate crying. When I was younger I read all the Babysitter’s Club books and then moved on to young adult historical romances. I will say that Jane Austen has always been a favorite, in particular, Pride and Prejudice. I do love a bad boy and Mr. Darcy was the original.

Can you tell me some of your favorite authors? How about books?

Hands down my fave is Karen Marie Moning, she is my idol.
Some of my other go-to authors are Cassandra Clare, Sarah J. Maas, Callie Hart, LJ Shen, Ashley Zavarelli, Bella Jewel and I can’t forget Miss Kristen Ashley. If you’re curious about what else I’ve read and reviewed, check out my Goodreads page!

What are you currently working on? 

Shades of Betrayal will be out December 1, 2018 and I’m super excited about it. I brainstormed and discussed the Duet with friends and family, but this book just took shape so quickly on its own that not a single person knew anything about it aside from myself. The book is set in The Fae Games world and tells Ashley’s story, basically picking up where Twilight Siege left off. Ashley is sarcasm and wine and everything fine—early readers are loving her character and I’m excited to share her with the world!

In addition, I’m currently writing the fourth book that will be out sometime in the Spring of 2019.

A few short answer questions:
Tea or coffee?
NEITHER! They both taste like dirt-water to me J

Do you prefer the sea side or the mountains?
I enjoy both but my preference is the mountains, they’re just so beautiful!

Sweet or salty?
Sweet, 100%

Print or ebook?
I do love print books but I gave in years ago to the temptation of cheaper reads and converted to kindle.

Movies or TV shows?
Definitely movies—I have a short attention span and can never get far into a TV series.

Thanks for having me!!

Author Bio:
Jill is a Texan, born and raised. She manages the hectic social calendars for her three active children and occasionally spends an evening with her dashing husband. Aside from being an author and a mom, she’s an attorney, travel junkie, and voracious reader.


Wednesday 7 November 2018

Review: Beard by Molly Joseph

Title: Beard

Series: Ironclad Bodyguards #3


Jenna entered a fake marriage ten years ago when she was young and reckless, in hopes it might advance her failing Hollywood career. Ten years later, she can’t undo her mistake. Her A-list husband is too famous—and too cowardly—to admit he’s in a long-time gay relationship with a fellow actor, and at thirty-four, Jenna’s dreams have faded to dust. 

Then Caleb Winchell enters her life. The taciturn, Texas-bred bodyguard is as handsome as he is capable, and Jenna’s lonely world is rocked. He’s a true and honest force in her dishonest existence, standing by her side as she fake smiles her way through the smothering farce of her life. Caleb helps her breathe again, but she can’t act on her deepening feelings toward her bodyguard. He’s a professional, and he never breaks the rules. 

And she’s a married woman…even if it’s all a sham. 

I loved this book! Ms Joseph always writes amazing stories with really complex characters.

All is not as it seems in Jenna's life. Actually, nothing is! Caleb is hired as her personal bodyguard and he discovers a woman who has lost trust in people and has lost herself along the way... I loved how Ms Joseph dealt with the celebrity lifestyle, she always finds a new way to look at it and I always love her interpretations :)

We catch up with characters from other books and I hope we'll see more stories with Caleb's siblings :)

Friday 26 October 2018

Release Day: SOMEDAY MY WITCH WILL COME by Daisy Prescott

Today we are celebrating the release of SOMEDAY MY WITCH WILL COME by Daisy Prescott. Someday My Witch Will Come is the second novella in Daisy's Wicked Society series, and it is a lighthearted paranormal romance title with a cozy mystery twist. You can purchase it now or read it for FREE as part of KindleUnlimited. Check out information for the other novellas in the series below.

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Fraterfest Readathon

  • Linkup
  • Spread the Word Grab the button and/or use social media to share the signup post
  • Read or Listen Between Midnight October 11th and ending at 11:59 pm October 16th read or listen to thrillers, mysteries, paranormal, horror, supernatural, witchy, ghostly, fantasy, or serial killer novels and novellas. (to clarify..these can be cozies and include romance. No need to sleep with the lights on if you don’t fancy a good scare!)
  • Share your progress on Twitter or Instagram using #FraterfestRAT
  • Participate in at least one challenge.
  • Create a shelf on Goodreads  (or blog post) marked FraterfestRAT to share your progress
  • Win, Have Fun, Discuss Books and Make New Friends

I've seen the readathon a few weeks ago, and decided I had to join! It sounds so fun and you can never have too many excuses to read PNR, UF and Fantasy Romance(aka that's what I'll read :D).

I'll add here the books as I complete them:

Friday 31 August 2018

Spotlight+Giveaway: Mistress Spy by Pamela Mingle

Meet the Author:

Pamela Mingle is a former teacher and librarian who was fortunate enough to choose writing as a third career. Or maybe it chose her. :) She loves to create romantic tales that play out against historical events and always includes some humor in her books.

Pam and her husband enjoy walking in the UK--even though she's done her share of whining on those fifteen-mile days. The walking trips have been an ideal way to discover new settings for her books.

Pam loves to hear from readers. Go to her website, http://www.pammingle.com/ to sign up for her newsletter. Subscribers learn first about giveaways and exclusive-to-subscriber content. You can also contact her via her website.

Connect: Site | Facebook | TwitterGoodreads

Monday 20 August 2018

Spotlight: OUTRAGEOUS by Marie Force

Today we are celebrating the release for OUTRAGEOUS, an erotic romance title that is part of the Quantum series by Marie Force. Check out the buy links and some teasers for the book below.

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Release Day: OUTRAGEOUS by Marie Force

Today we are celebrating the release for OUTRAGEOUS, an erotic romance title that is part of the Quantum series by Marie Force. Check out the buy links and some teasers for the book below.

Thursday 9 August 2018

Cover Reveal THE EVOLUTION OF MAN by Skye Warren


The Evolution of Man, the stunning conclusion to the Trust Fund Duet by New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren, is coming August 28th!

Friday 27 July 2018

Tuesday 19 June 2018

Review: SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST by Skye Warren


Survival of the Richest, an all-new emotional and romantic standalone from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren, is available NOW!

Friday 15 June 2018

Excerpt: Gena Showalter’s THE DARKEST WARRIOR

The Queen of Paranormal Romance, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter, returns with THE DARKEST WARRIOR, a searing Lords of the Underworld tale featuring a beastly prince and the wife he will wage war to keep. Check out the sneak peek below and pre-order your copy of THE DARKEST WARRIOR today!

Tuesday 12 June 2018



Survival of the Richest, an all-new emotional and romantic standalone from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren, is LIVE!

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Review: Arabella's Taming by Golden Angel

Title: Arabella's Taming
Series: Bridal Discipline, #5
Author: Golden Angel

Lady Arabella Windham, sister to the Duke of Manchester, has given up on ever attracting the positive attention of Lord Thomas Hood. After discovering he still sees her as the same hoydenish young woman she was in the past, no matter her current perfectly ladylike behavior, and realizing she will never match up to his infamous list of attributes for a wife, she throws caution to the wind and becomes more reckless than ever.

Why bother being good if it's not going to even be noticed, much less acknowledged?

When her return to feckless and indiscreet behavior results in disgrace however, it's Lord Thomas Hood who is caught up in the scandal with her. With a strong-willed bride determined to make her new husband dance to her tune and a stubborn lord determined to curb his new wife's imprudent ways, is a happily-ever-after even possible?

This is the last book in the Bridal Discipline series and contains a strong alpha male, a sassy and rebellious heroine, and some heavy handed (and fun!) discipline.

Thursday 24 May 2018

Cover Reveal: SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST by Skye Warren


Survival of the Richest, an all-new emotional and romantic standalone from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren, is coming June 12th!

Release Blitz: ACE OF HEARTS by J.C. Valentine


by J.C. Valentine
Blind Jacks MC, #3
Publication Date: May 24, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, MC Romance, Biker, Standalone

Saturday 31 March 2018

Results: March Take Control Of Your TBR Pile Challenge

Some thoughts about the books can be found on Goodreads. Here's the challenge shelf.

1. Sleeping Beauty by Judith Ivory
2. Fatal Chaos by Marie Force

3. Melting Point by Kate Meader 
4. Sparking the Fire by Kate Meader 
5. The Warrior by Margaret Mallory
6. The Chieftain by Margaret Mallory
7. The Gift by Margaret Mallory

8. The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason
9. Ghost Hunter by Jayne Castle
10. How To Lose a Demon in 10 Days by Saranna DeWylde
11. How to Marry a Warlock in 10 Days by Saranna DeWylde
12. How to Seduce an Angel in 10 Days by Saranna DeWylde

13. Beautiful Secret by Christina Lauren
14. Dark Light by Jayne Castle

Thursday 29 March 2018

Spotlight: Jay Crownover's RECOVERED

The road to recovery is full of twists and turns no matter who is in the driver’s seat.

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jay Crownover comes a standalone romance with a hero sure to keep readers up long into the night. Pick up your copy of RECOVERED for just $.99 through release week only!

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Release Day: ESCORT by Skye Warren


Escort, a sexy new contemporary romance standalone from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren is now LIVE!

Thursday 1 March 2018

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Release Day: FATAL CHAOS by Marie Force

Today we are celebrating the release of FATAL CHAOS, a romantic thriller title that is part of the Fatal series by Marie Force. Teasers for the book, and the purchase links, can be found below.

Sunday 25 February 2018

March Take Control Of Your TBR Pile Challenge Sign Up

I  joined this Challenge 'cuz my TBR is.... out of control.


  • Link-up! This is open to everyone. If you do not have a blog then link a shelf entitled Take Control 2018 from your Goodreads account. It is a good idea to friend me if your shelves are private.
  • Create a Goals/Updates/Results post (can be combined) It can also be a shelf created on Goodreads. Be sure to friend me, so I can see it. Friend me: Kimberly
  • Begins midnight March 1st, 2018 and ends March 31, 2018, at 11:59 pm.
  • Read/listen to books from your TBR pile.
  • ALL books/audios must have been published before March 1,  2018. I don’t care where you got them, so old ARCS count.
  • Post a review to Goodreads, or your blog then add the URL link it to the Rafflecopter for an entry. ( These can be a mini review. Just one or two sentences)
  • You can combine events, challenges etc.
  • Page count must be over 100 pages to qualify.
  • The rafflecopter will only allow you to enter up to two books daily, so update as soon as you finish a book.
  • Use hashtag #TakeControlTBR
  • Twitter Party March 11th @ 2:30 pm (CST)  Come chat about books you have read and win prizes.
  • Earn extra entries for participating in the Twitter Party
  • Rafflecopter will close on April 2, 2018, at midnight and a winner will be chosen within 72 hours. Open internationally as long as Book Depository ships to you. Prize: New 2018 release valued at up to 20 US dollars or 1 Audiobook Credit from Audiobooks.com. I will do pre-orders as well. (may request eBook copy from Amazon or B&N)
My goals list will come in March :)

Spotlight: Nobody Does It Better by Lexi Blake

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Release Day+Giveaway: ESCAPE by Jay Crownover


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jay Crownover returns with the third standalone title in her Getaway series, ESCAPE. Check out the excerpt below and pick up your copy today!

And that’s not all! RETREAT, the first standalone title in the Getaway series, is on sale! You can grab your copy for just $.99 for a limited time only.

Sunday 28 January 2018


Today we are celebrating the release of HERE COMES THE SUN, a contemporary romance title that is part of the bestselling Green Mountain/Butler, Vermont series by Marie Force. Check out the buy links, and a snippet from chapter 1, below.

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Review: Deep Control by Annabel Joseph

Deep Control by Annabel Joseph
Publication Date: January 22nd, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Day: SIREN IN THE CITY by Lexi Blake

Re-released in a second edition with new scenes.

Jack and Sam married Abby. It was supposed to be for forever, but lately Abby wonders where her alpha male has gone. Jack has retreated and life has become decidedly vanilla. It isn't the true marriage she and Sam wanted. Sam and Abby know the time has come to fight for what they need.

A call from his mentor forces Jack to revisit the club where he discovered his sexuality. Jack's half-brother is in the city and interested in a little blackmail. Can Jack handle two defiant subs and a brother in need of some tough love?

Sometimes all it takes to find the way home is a little love and a lot of mischief.

Come back to the beginning and revisit some of your favorite old characters or find new ones to love. Siren in the City has been revised and new scenes added. And if you look closely, you’ll find not only the beginnings of the Sophie Oak world, but also the seeds of how McKay-Taggart began…

Monday 22 January 2018

Thursday 18 January 2018

Cover reveal: RECOVERED by Jay Crownover


From New York Times bestselling author Jay Crownover comes RECOVERED, a standalone contemporary romance that will keep you turning the pages long into the night! Check out the amazing cover below, and order your copy today!