New Release: Snare by KE Osborn

Title: Snare

Series: Recoil Rock #3
Author: K E Osborn
Genre: Contemporary Rock Romance
Release Date: May 11, 2017
Blurb
Fear—it’s swallowing me whole.
The worry is always there of people finding out my secret.
But she knew. The second we were alone…. she figured me out.
My life has been one catastrophe after another, people
judging without knowing me.
I’m rude, obnoxious, stubborn, but that’s all to hide the
pain of my demons.
The pain of my childhood.
No one knows why I’m the way I am. Except for my twin, but
even he doesn’t know the extent of my despair.
No one knew until Zaria Shafir came into our lives.
Oscar-winning A-lister and actress extraordinaire.
She saw right through me—through the bravado, through the
act—she saw me.
The thing is… she’s just as good at acting as I am. The diva
attitude she throws around demanding everything like she owns the world.
I see through her, too.
We both have demons in our past.
Will they keep us from having a future?

 

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Author Bio
Australian author K E Osborn was born and raised in
Adelaide, South Australia. With a background in graphic design and a flair for
all things creative, she felt compelled to write the story brewing in her mind.
Writing gives her life purpose. It makes her feel, laugh,
cry, and get completely enveloped with the characters and their story lines.
She feels completely at home when writing and wouldn’t consider doing anything
else.
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New Release: Savage Truth by Kathleen Kelly

 

 

 

Title: Savage Truth
Series: The Grinders #1
Author: Kathleen Kelly
Genre: Contemporary Rockstar Romance
with some erotic elements
Release Date: December 14, 2016

 

Blurb

 

Truthful Hunter.

Truth to his millions of fans and those closest to him. Son of a tragic mother and talented but flawed father. Truth defies all odds, making the world his own as he emerges from the ashes of a disadvantaged childhood to become a world renowned Rock God.

Follow Truth as he overcomes adversity and falls in love with music, leading him to his true family, The Grinders. Pulled into a world of women, booze and drugs, The Grinders set their sights high and won’t stop until they dominate the charts.

Famous not only for his onstage performances, Truth is quite the ladies’ man. That is, until he meets his beloved Rosie. Only then is the real Truth revealed.

If you love the Savage Angels MC Series, you’ll know who Truth is. Find out where it all began in this fast paced and empowering story from childhood to stardom.


 

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Kathleen Kelly was born in Penrith, NSW, Australia. When she
was four her family moved to Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Although born in NSW she
considers herself a QUEENSLANDER!!
She married her childhood sweetheart and they live in
Brisbane with their two furry kids. A British Short Hair called Grace and a
Burmese called Jack.
Kathleen enjoys writing contemporary, romance novels with a
little bit of erotica. She draws her inspiration from family, friends and the
people around her. She can often be found in cafes writing and observing the
locals.

If you have any questions about her novels or
would like to ask Kathleen a question she can be contacted via e-mail: kathleenkellyauthor@gmail.com
or she can be found on Facebook.

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Spotlight: New Release! Dirty Like Me by Jaine Diamond is available now!

Today I am spotlighting a new to me author – Jaine Diamond and her new release Dirty Like Me!  This is one you won’t want to miss!

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Title:  Dirty Like Me

Author:  Jaine Diamond

Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Rock Star Romance

Synopsis:

A gorgeous rock star.
An indecent proposal.
How can a girl resist?

Struggling barista Katie Bloom doesn’t even know who Jesse Mayes is until she inadvertently wins the coveted role of sex kitten in his hot new music video. But by the time she’s in bed with him, she knows his reputation.

Love maker. Heartbreaker.

Making out with a stranger in front of a camera crew isn’t how Katie imagined herself getting over a broken heart, but when Jesse touches her, sparks fly. The sex is fake but the chemistry is real, and soon the steamy video is blazing up the charts.

Then Jesse makes Katie an irresistible offer: act as his girlfriend for six weeks while he promotes his new album. The only catch? Their sizzling make-out sessions will be for the cameras only.

Which is fine with Katie, since she’s not about to trust her heart to rock’s most legendary lover. Her body? Maybe…

MY REVIEW:

4.5/5 Stars!

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Wow! I can’t even tell you how much I loved this book! Thank you Jaine Diamond for including me in your release!

So here is the gist – Katie has a rocky romantic past and it has left her a little jaded. As the book begins, Katie visits her bestie at work and meets rock star Jesse Mayes. He is all hot and broody and oh so sexy. Their first meeting doesn’t involve much more than a few sentences, but it leaves a lasting impression on both Katie and Jesse. Then, she gets the offer of a lifetime – appear in Jesse’s new music video as his girlfriend. Things heat up during the shoot and suddenly, Jesse has a little proposal for Katie. It takes some convincing, but eventually Katie accepts and her life changes just like that.

There is chemistry right from the start between Katie and Jesse. I loved the development of their “relationship.” There is so much I want to say, but I can’t without giving things away. Suffice it to say, this is a delicious slow burn with a twist. While it takes awhile for them to get to the sexy times, when they do…wow, they burn up the pages!

If I saw correctly, this is Diamond’s second published book, which amazes me, because she writes like she has been doing this forever.

I loved this book and I think you will, too!

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About the Author:

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Hot new books are in the works! Get my upcoming rockstar romance, Dirty Like Us, FREE: http://ebook.jainediamond.com/getdirty/

I’m a romance author who believes in fairy tales, ice cream, and true love. I live in beautiful Vancouver, Canada with my real-life romantic hero (Mr. Diamond) and our baby girl. My new contemporary rockstar romance series, Dirty, launches in November 2016.

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Sale Alert! Rockstar Box Set by Anne Mercier is on sale for $2.99 or free on KU!

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THE ROCKSTAR BOXSETS by Bestselling Author Anne Mercier are on sale now for $2.99 and free on Kindle Unlimited.

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Blog Tour: 4.5 Stars for Say It Louder by Heidi Joy Tretheway + a giveaway!

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One band. Five love stories. Too many secrets.

We’ve been waiting a long time to find out how the band Tattoo Thief will deal with drummer Dave’s toxic ex—and the secrets she’s been collecting on everyone. It was worth the wait.

You don’t have to be a fan of the series to love a book that starts fast with a huge wow moment and then unpacks the band’s secrets. In fact, you don’t have to read the earlier books because each book is a different love story about a different member of the band.

 

About Say it Louder:

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I had a choice—dump my toxic girlfriend, or break up my band.

It should have been easy. But she’s been collecting dirt on all of us for years.

Just when I think I’ve hit rock bottom, a pink-haired street artist rocks my world. They call Willa “the Parking Lot Picasso.” I call her my refuge, my center, my last reason to hope.

When Willa’s life on the streets collides with a sudden spotlight on her art, I’ll stop at nothing to protect her. But when the spotlight turns on my secret shame, she might be my only salvation.

My Review:

4.5/5 stars!!

Holy secrets and destruction!  Say It Louder is a story of letting go, letting people in and becoming the person you were meant to be.

Dave.  I love Dave.  He is kind of messed up.  His crazy girlfriend and their toxic relationship is one heck of a mess.  She has secrets that threaten to destroy him and he has secrets, too.  The band, Tattoo Thief, has had it and they give Dave an ultimatum, dump the girl or leave the band.  The band is the only thing Dave cares about.  Then he meets Willa and oh my…I swooned…hard!

A fantastic addition to the Tattoo Thief series!  Another hit for Heidi Jo Trethaway!

 

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Get the first book in the Tattoo Thief series free (on iBooks, Amazon, Nook or Kobo), or dive in to Say it Louder by downloading a free extended sample for Kindle or all other devices. Check out this excerpt, and then enter the Rafflecopter giveaway to win a signed paperback and special swag.

 

 

 

About Heidi Joy Tretheway:

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Heidi Joy Tretheway is a sucker for campfires, craft cocktails, and steamy romance in books and real life. She sings along with musicals (badly), craves French carbs, and buys plane tickets the way some women buy shoes.

 

Her first career as a journalist took Heidi behind the scenes with politicians, rock stars, and chefs, all of whom inspire her stories. Heidi Joy is currently working on her tenth book from her home in southwestern Washington.

 

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New Release + giveaway! 5 star review of Skeletons of Us by Anne Malcolm

 

 

 

Title: Skeletons of Us
Series: Unquiet Mind #2
Author: Anne Malcom
Genre: New Adult/Rock Star Romance
 Release Date: September 2, 2016

 

Blurb
Love can be a beautiful thing.

It can fill up your life with the warmth of its embrace and spread to every corner of your mind.

It can quiet your soul.

But when that love turns wrong, it warps into something bitter and unrecognizable.

The pain of it promises unyielding noise in place of that half-remembered silence.

Lexie has lived with this pain for four years, pouring it into music that transformed Unquiet Mind into the most famous rock band in the world.

But fame can also turn ugly, twist into that bitter version of love and endanger everything Lexie holds dear.

The moment Lexie’s life is threatened, he comes back to ensure she stays breathing.

Killian.

He’s not just back to save her life, he’s back to save her soul and to claim what’s his.

Problem is, someone else already considers Lexie his, and he’ll kill to make sure she stays that way.

My Review:

5/5 Stars!! 

Man, this book was quite a ride and what a perfect ride it was! I went through all the feels reading Skeletons of Us.

Note: This is book 2 in a series. While you don’t have to have read book 1, I would highly recommend it. It not only gives you better insight into Skeletons of Us, book 1 was perfection.

Lexie is a rock star. She and her three best friends, Sam, Wyatt and Noah, have a successful rock band and are living the life. Except, Lexie isn’t really happy. Something in her past has haunted her for the past 4 years. Now, she’s just a shell of her former self, going through the motions, except for the music. She is the music and the music is her. When she receives threatening messages, Killian, the only boy she loved and also the only boy to break her heart, comes to her rescue and vows to protect what’s his.

Lexie is a complicated character. I loved her at times and at other times she drove me nuts. She loves Killian one minute and the next she’s screaming at him and she gets pretty cruel. I get the guy broke her heart, but wow…just wow.

Killian is alpha male all the way. Member of an MC, MMA fighter, growls all his words. He is sex on a stick and I loved him. He was just as broken after the break up with Lexie and he knows he shattered her. He works every minute of this book to fix what he broke and reclaim what is his.

There is so much I loved about this book that I could write ten thousand words, but no one has time for that. I will say that there was one thing that bothered me and that was the mixing of genres (?). Not sure genres is the word I’m looking for, but whatever. This was a mash up of rock stars, MCs, and MMA fighters, and it was almost too much. But not so much that I didn’t love it.

I hope you choose to read this. It will not disappoint.

 

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Anne Malcom has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. It started with magical journeys into the world of Hogwarts and Middle Earth; then as she grew up her reading tastes grew with her. Her obsession with books and romance novels in particular gave Anne the opportunity to find another passion, writing. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon.Raised in small town New Zealand, Anne had a truly special childhood, growing up in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. She has backpacked across Europe, ridden camels in the Sahara, eaten her way through Italy, and had all sorts of crazy adventures. For now, she’s back at home in New Zealand and quite happy. But who knows when the travel bug will bite her again?

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Title: Skeletons of Us
Series: Unquiet Mind #2
Author: Anne Malcom
Genre: New Adult/Rock Star Romance
Cover Design: Sarah at Okay Creations
 Release Date: September 2, 2016

 

Blurb
Love can be a beautiful thing.

It can fill up your life with the warmth of its embrace and spread to every corner of your mind.

It can quiet your soul.

But when that love turns wrong, it warps into something bitter and unrecognizable.

The pain of it promises unyielding noise in place of that half-remembered silence.

Lexie has lived with this pain for four years, pouring it into music that transformed Unquiet Mind into the most famous rock band in the world.

But fame can also turn ugly, twist into that bitter version of love and endanger everything Lexie holds dear.

The moment Lexie’s life is threatened, he comes back to ensure she stays breathing.

Killian.

He’s not just back to save her life, he’s back to save her soul and to claim what’s his.

Problem is, someone else already considers Lexie his, and he’ll kill to make sure she stays that way.

 

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Author Bio
Anne Malcom has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. It started with magical journeys into the world of Hogwarts and Middle Earth; then as she grew up her reading tastes grew with her. Her obsession with books and romance novels in particular gave Anne the opportunity to find another passion, writing. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon.

Raised in small town New Zealand, Anne had a truly special childhood, growing up in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. She has backpacked across Europe, ridden camels in the Sahara, eaten her way through Italy, and had all sorts of crazy adventures. For now, she’s back at home in New Zealand and quite happy. But who knows when the travel bug will bite her again?

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3 Star Review of Baby Come Back by Christa Maurice

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Baby Come Back (Rock and Roll State of Mind Book 4)
Author: Christa Maurice
Publication Date: March 8, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis:

Trent is a jerk, always has been, but if he has any hope at all of getting Jenny back and being a father to his child he needs to become Mr. Nice Guy.

Trent has been looking forward hooking up with his favorite groupie again this tour, but when he finds Jenny in Cleveland, she tells him to get lost. Then, he discovers she has a kid who looks suspiciously like him. Except everybody, the other guys in his band, his managers, all her friends, seem to be conspiring to protect her from him. If he ever hopes to get Jenny back and get to be a father to his daughter, he’s going to have to make all of them believe he’s become the nicest guy on the planet.

Jenny wanted to marry a rock star, but having Lulu changed everything. No matter how much she wants Trent back, she can’t let her daughter grow up thinking women let men treat them the way Trent treats her. She’ll sacrifice her own happiness unless Trent can get it together.
My Review:

Rating: 3 stars

I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first book of Christa Maurice’s that I have read. I love a good rock star romance and the underlying story in Baby Come Back was sweet and romantic. Unfortunately, this book was too frenetic. I was lost at times as the story jumped from character to character. I also think I was a bit lost because I hadn’t read the first three books.

Jenny was Trent’s go-to groupie back in the day. Then she left suddenly in the middle of the night and Trent had no idea why. Four years later, he returns to Cleveland and looks for Jenny, only to essentially shut down with no clue as to why. Jenny shuts him down because she loves him but doesn’t think he feels the same. Oh, and there is the little matter of the baby she had that is his and she didn’t tell him about it.

I kind of love a secret baby story. This one was pretty good, but the book was so short I felt a bit cheated. I wanted more.

Underneath it all, Baby Come Back is a good story with romance and angst. Maybe just read the first three books first.

New Release – Emphatic by Kaylee Ryan

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Review:  New Release – Emphatic by Kaylee Ryan

 

Title:  Emphatic

Series: standalone

 

Author: Kaylee Ryan

Publisher: Self-published

Publication Date: August 25, 2015

Format: EBook

Genre:  New Adult & College Romance

Pages:  259 pages

 

Rating:  5/5 stars

 

Synopsis:  There comes a point in your life where you have to say enough is enough. 

I wasted my college years on a guy who played with my head, played with my heart. I was blinded by the fairytale, the one that didn’t exist.

The day I gave up on the idea of happily ever after, my focus became me. Moving forward and establishing my career.

Until one day…

I didn’t expect him. My new boss, a six foot two, inked rock god. I believed I was working for the record label, I was wrong.

It’s impossible for me to keep my distance, believe me I’ve tried. He’s not who I expected him to be. He’s so much more he’s…Emphatic

18 and over audience

 

 

Review:   Kaylee Ryan knows how to write a sweet and sexy romance.  All of her books are great, but Emphatic is in my opinion the best she has written yet.

The rock star, Kacen, falls for the real girl, Logan.  This isn’t a new concept.  There are many books with this plot out there, but what sets this one apart is Kacen.  Kaylee Ryan excels at writing “real.”  Her characters feel like old friends and you find yourself rooting for the good guys and booing the bad guys.  Kacen may be a rock star but he is down-to-earth and lovable, while being sexy as heck.  He is not the typical alpha rock star and to me that is refreshing.

The romance starts with a hot and sexy encounter, but it’s not insta-love.  The attraction and feelings simmer between Logan and Kacen, but it’s not really a slow-burn kind of love.  However, their romance moves along at a good pace, enough to keep the reader involved but still wanting more until it all culminates in a satisfying happily ever after.

Kacen’s bandmates provide some pretty hilarious scenes and Logan’s best friend is a fun sidekick without too much presence.

As added extra—There is a tiny reference to some of the characters in Tempting Tatum (also written by Kaylee Ryan and a great book…so read it), which helps explain why Kacen is how he is.

This is a standalone with an HEA and recommended for 18+.