[COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY ] – Flash by Malorie Verdant




Title: Flash

Series: The Penmore Series #2

Author: Malorie Verdant
Genre: College/Sports Romance

Cover Design: Mae I Design

 Release Date: April 30, 2018

My life is a living nightmare.

Everything that matters to me always gets taken away.

He was only eleven and I still couldn’t protect him.

I won’t let her matter.

The girl with mermaid eyes and flashy red hair.

I won’t be the reason heaven meets hell. 

Cooper Daniels just enrolled at Penmore State University because he made a
promise to a friend. He had it all planned out. He only had to be at the school
for the fall semester and then Cooper would vanish. He’d say goodbye to the
fancy college and embrace a lifestyle that was expected of an ex-con. The only
problem was Millie.

Camille Monroe, Millie to her friends, has been struggling as a single Mom.
However, with the help of her daughter’s grandmother and uncle, she had finally
re-enrolled at college and was going after her dreams. She wasn’t going to be
distracted by boys, night shifts or a ghost that refused to leave her alone.
Nothing was going to tempt her away from a better future, not even the devil



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Malorie first started reading romance books when she
was twelve years old.

Her mother handed her a copy of Nora Robert’s Midnight Bayou
and with resignation said, “Here you’ll love it, just skip the sex scenes.”

It was the only time she ever got to rebel as a
kid, because after that day she spent her entire adolescence (and a
lot of her adulthood for that matter) sitting inside devouring every
romance book ever written. 

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[RELEASE BLITZ] – Label Me Proud by Stephie Walls





Title: Label Me Proud
Author: Stephie Walls
Genre: Coming of Age/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 15, 2018
We’ve been
best friends since we were five: Beau, Masyn, and me.
nothing’s as simple as it seems.
change and so do people.
With Beau
getting married, and a new girl in town, it’s time to confess.
I’m in love
with my best friend.
                …And I think I’m too late.
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Stephie Walls is a lover of words—the more poetic the
better. She lives on the outskirts of Greenville, South Carolina in her own
veritable zoo with two dogs, three cats, the Mister, and Magoo (in no
preferential order).

She would live on coffee, books, and Charlie Hunnam if it
were possible, but since it’s not, add in some Chinese food or sushi and she’s
one happy girl.

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[Cover Reveal & Giveaway] : CLOISTER SERIES by Celia Aaron

The Cloister Series

by Celia Aaron
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance, Taboo

I joined the Cloister to find the truth. But I’ve discovered so much more, and the darkness here is seducing me, pulling me down until all I can think of is him. Adam Monroe, the Prophet’s son, a dark prince to an empire that grows by the day. He is tasked with keeping me safe from the wolves of the outside world. But the longer I stay at the Cloister, the more I realize the wolves are already inside and under the Prophet’s control. If Adam discovers the real reason I’m here, he’ll bay for my blood with the rest of them. Until then, I will be Delilah, an obedient servant of the Prophet during the day and Adam’s Maiden at night.

About Celia Aaron

Celia Aaron is a USA Today bestselling author and recovering attorney who loves romance and erotic fiction. Dark to light, angsty to funny, real to fantasy–if it’s hot and strikes her fancy, she writes it. Thanks for reading.

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[Cover Reveal & Giveaway]: PEARSON -FOUR FATHERS SERIES by K.Webster


by K. Webster
Publication Date: April 16, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Taboo

I am selfish. Spoiled. A single father.
I do what I want because I can.
One of my four sons is dating the hot, young little neighbor…
Too bad it won’t last long.
When I want something, I take it—even if it means taking from my son.
My name is Eric Pearson.
I am an unapologetic, egotistical, domineering man.
People may not like me, but it doesn’t stop them from wanting me.


Four Fathers Series by bestselling authors
J.D. Hollyfield, Dani René, K Webster, and Ker Dukey

Four genres.
Four bestselling authors.
Four different stories.
Four weeks in April.
One intense, sexy, thrilling ride from beginning to end!

***These books were designed so you can read them out of order. However, they each interconnect and would be best enjoyed by reading them all!***

Blackstone by J.D. Hollyfield | Kingston by Dani René | Wheeler by Ker Dukey

About K. Webster

K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

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[Cover Reveal]: THE END ZONE by LJ Shen


The End Zone, a sexy sports romance from LJ Shen is coming April 1st!


The End Zone

Author: LJ Shen

Release Date: April 1st

Designer: Letitia Hasser at RBA Designs

Photographer: Rafael Catala

Model: Jorge Del Rio


Jolie Louis is a smart girl.

She knows that her best friend, Sage Poirier, is a bad idea.

He’s a walking, talking cliché. The Adonis quarterback with the bulging biceps and harem of fangirls trailing behind him on campus like a stench you can’t get rid of.

Sadly, it is also the very reason she can’t seem to stay away from him.

No, wait. That’s not fair. They’re also roommates, at least until May, when they graduate from college.

Jolie is already straddling the line between friendship and more when Sage comes to her with an offer she cannot refuse: be his fake girlfriend and live for free for the rest of the semester.

She tells herself that she can handle it.

He’s just the boy she saved ten years ago, right?

Wrong. So very wrong.

He is a man now, and she is his captive

Heart, body, and soul…


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L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

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[Release Blitz & Book Reviews] WHISPERS IN THE DARK by LeTeisha Newton






I was captured…That’s just the beginning of my tale. I’ve survived Purgatory, abuse, and near death. In that abandoned farmhouse I nearly lost everything, but Jacob saved me. We were trapped in this hell together, giving each other the strength to hold on. I fell into darkness with my captor’s son.Until I left him behind.She was perfect, my Alana. Brilliant and full of pain. She understood my darkness and fueled the fire. When she left, I waited patiently to find her, and in her honor, I killed men who took away from innocents. Then I found her…She’s deadly now, a killer too, and perfectly mine. It was beautiful to behold, but she belongs in a cage. My cage. She’ll love me again, or I’ll expose her dirty secrets for the world to see while going down in flames with her. In darkness, it’s most definitely till death do us part.

Warning: This book is full of triggers. It’s wicked dark, with created evil falling in love. People die. They are hurt horribly. The bad guys get away, and there is no apology for it. Hardcore trigger within these pages.




Leaving me to my misery, Master and the doctor left the room to speak in harsh whispers in the hallway. Curling myself into a ball, I kept crying harder and harder until I was gasping for breath. Master threw a glare my way before leading the doctor far away from my room.
The pain, the loss, shot through me like I was taking a bullet to the heart. How could I have done this? How could I put my precious little one through something this awful? I was as bad as Master. I was a monster like him. Crying harder at my thoughts, my eyes caught on the doorway in time to see someone peeking in. My body relaxed in one great whoosh. Jacob was here. He slipped into the room and crept into the bed with me. Ignoring the blood and filth on the towels, for the first time, Jacob took me into his arms. I curled into his chest, inhaling his clean, crisp scent through the tears.
“I’m sorry, Alana. I couldn’t get here sooner, and I can’t stay here long. He’ll come back soon.”
It didn’t matter. He was here now, and I clung to him, curling my fingers into his shirt and holding on desperately. In his arms, the pain dulled, and I could handle it. I could cry into his chest and be held. I could be fragile, and he’d catch the broken pieces. His lips trailed up the side of my neck, soft kisses that pushed away the agony and warmed me.
“You can do it. You’re strong enough. Hold on a little longer,” he whispered into my skin. I believed it because he did too.
So I lifted my face so his lips could touch mine.
Soft and warm, his mouth was different. He slipped over the scars of my abuse and filled in the cervices left behind. Maybe it was the medicine making me fanciful, but I thought I could ask for this. That maybe I would ask him to take me. That I’d like to have him. But then, he was pulling away.
“I have to go. I’ll be with you later. Look for me.”
And as fast as he’d come, he was gone, but the pain was behind a wall, one he’d built high. He gave me strength, and I would use it to survive. I’d done the right thing, as horrible as it was, and I knew he didn’t judge me for it. We’d done this together, and it made the load easier to bear. Master stomped his way back into the room, face scarlet and chest heaving like a locomotive. I wanted to cringe at his bald fists, but I couldn’t move. I was too tired, or too resigned maybe, to care.





Writing professionally since 2008, LeTeisha Newton’s love of romance novels began long before it should have. After spending years sneaking reads from her grandmother’s stash, she finally decided to pen her own tales. As many will do during their youth, she bounced from fantasy, urban literature, mainstream, interracial, paranormal, heterosexual, and LGBT works until she finally rested in contemporary romance.
LeTeisha is all about deep angst and angry heroes who take a bit more loving to smooth their rough edges. Love comes in many sizes, shapes, and colors, as well as with—or without—absolute beauty and fairy tale sweetness. She writes the darker tales because life is hard … but love is harder.





Well goodness what a little gem this book turned out to be. Went into it totally blind. Let me warn you, if you have triggers or don’t like to read dark books, please stay away from this one. Or at least read the warning:

Warning: This book is full of triggers. It’s wicked dark, with created evil falling in love. People die. They are hurt horribly. The bad guys get away, and there is no apology for it. Hardcore trigger within these pages.

Alana was an all-American high school student. Living in the all-American suburb town. Just got the big yes from her father that he would be able to take her to the father-daughter dance. Life is GOOD. Walking to school, high on life, thinking of her blueberry pop tart…

Jacob has been raised by the devil himself. Never leaving the house except with his father. Never going to school, always homeschooled. Has been raised that women are brought into the house for the sole purpose of becoming a ‘toy’.

When “the devil” himself promises Jacob, a new toy is coming and will be Jacob’s toy only, it’s exciting to think his father deems him worthy of his own toy now. What Jacob has learned though is that when father tells you one thing, it’s not necessarily going to happen.

The journey is not a pleasant one.

Can these two survive? If they do survive, will they be able to live a ‘normal’ life after what they’ve gone through?






It’s a huge problem in the world. Children’s pics on milk cartons, missing columns of newspapers, on tv, flyers on posts. So many kikid go missing , they either run away or are abducted daily. I often wonder what happened to them.
Well we know what happened to Alana, who was accosted by a stranger asking for time.
Though her goosebumps tell her Get away from him, Alana. Run , she ignores Hythe gruff voice and keeps walking, but the predator catches her
She’s kidnapped !!
The abductors using her as his fucktoy !
“You are mine. Your body. Your pussy. All mine. I am going to train you, mold you, and break you. And if you ever, ever dream of escaping me, remember this: You are Alana Masters. Your parents are Alan and Barbara Masters. You live at 3412 West Monroe Street, and you have a younger brother. If you step one foot out of line, little girl, I will kill them all. Their blood will be on your hands.”
All his Empire of CruelVille will go to his Heir-In-Training, to his son Jacob. He’s a soft soul who’s shell is beaten into stone so he may have mercy in his heart but is being trained to be ruthless.
He is constantly ridiculed by his father into becoming a monster and treat all women as whores!!
In the chambers underneath they have
Meat Hook
The Witch’s Redemption.
The Bitch’s Punishment

His encounter with Lani Girl is very poignant and merciful. They form a bond over time, while she’s being subjected to innumerable cruelties at the hands of his Dad.
The book changes halfway through , where it leaps about 8 years.
I don’t wanna give anything away, but I’ll tell ya this – in terms of darkness, it was more gruesome and cruel. There’s very less heart, which is totally in sync with the kinda story it is. A horror tale of bad side of the world where sex slaves are imprisoned, tortured and raped.
Many triggers for sensitive readers, so read at your own discretion.
I felt more for Jacob than for Alana, if that’s saying something. My heart bled when he bled under his father.being a mom to a son, THAT was quite tough for me.
4.5 Saviour & Vigilante


[Release Blitz] OUTCAST by Jamie Schlosser

OUTCAST by Jamie Schlosser is LIVE!
A New Adult/College Standalone Romance

A Good Guys Series Novel

My infatuation with Ezra Johnson started how all obsessions begin—with a simple crush. Over the years I silently soaked up every shy smile and random act of kindness, wrestling them away to a secret place in my heart meant for unrequited love.
Because if it wasn’t for the fact that I tutor him once a week, I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t even know I exist.
Then I find his sketchbook.
And it changes everything.
There are two certainties in my life: I’ve been in love with Kayla Reynolds since I was fourteen, and I can’t have her.
I’ve spent years settling for a two-dimensional fantasy world, capturing her beauty with a pencil and paper. She’s kind, smart, gorgeous… and she belongs to someone else.
Or so I thought.
An interesting turn of events makes me realize things aren’t always how they appear on the outside, and now I’ve got my chance to be the man she deserves.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been called a loser. The cripple. An outcast.
But maybe—just maybe—this time the good guy won’t finish last.



Jamie Schlosser grew up on a farm in Illinois surrounded by cornfields. Although she no longer lives in the country, her dream is to return to rural living someday. As a stay-at-home mom, she spends most of her days running back and forth between her two wonderful kids and her laptop. She loves her family, iced coffee, and happily-ever-afters.



[Release Blitz & Book Reviews] SINNER by Sierra Simone


SINNER by Sierra Simone

Release Date: March 15th

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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I’m not a good man, and I’ve never pretended to be. I don’t believe in goodness or God or any happy ending that isn’t paid for in advance.

What do I believe in? Money. Sex. Macallan 18.

They have words for men like me—playboy. Womanizer. Skirt chaser.

My brother used to be a priest, and he only has one word for me.



***Sinner is a standalone companion to Priest about Father Bell’s brother Sean. You do not have to read Priest or Midnight Mass to read Sinner.***







“Zenny,” I mumble against her lips, some valiant part of me recognizing that this is far, far beyond the kiss she asked for, and also recognizing that I’m going to come all over the inside of my Hugo Boss suit pants if she keeps it up. Even through the clothes, I can feel her heat, her shameless rolls hinting at where she goes soft and wet between her legs.

Fuck, I want to see it. I want to see her pussy. It’s suddenly all I can think about, all I can want or crave, just one glimpse, just a peek.

“I want to see your cunt,” I say hoarsely, lifting my head.

“My…cunt?” She says the word like she’s never said it out loud before.

“Yeah.” My voice is so ragged right now, so desperate, and fuck, I’ve never felt this frantic before. Like I’ll actually combust if I don’t get this one thing, this one small sight of her secret place.

She lets out a shaky breath, her hand dropping from my lapel to her skirt, which she slowly rucks up to her waist as I devour her lips once more, as I bury my face in her neck and kiss every sliver of skin exposed above her collar. I bite at her ear, at her jaw, my hand finding hers as it pulls her skirt up, so that I’m helping her do it, that we’re doing it together, this forbidden act, this forbidden revelation.

Her forbidden body.

That word, forbidden, spikes through my mind, bringing with it equal spikes of lust and fear. Because yes, it’s fucking hot that I shouldn’t be kissing her, I shouldn’t be begging to see her most secret place, my hand shouldn’t be covering hers as it slides up her thigh—but it’s also bad. Bad even for Sean Bell.

Bad, bad, bad.






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4.5 Honest Girl Thing Stars

“He gets what he wants, he xxx whom he wants, and then he lives like he wants—no guilt, no ties, all the success in the world.”
No better way to describe this successful, good looking Bell brother known as Sean.

There is something brutally honest about Sean. He tells it like it is, he has a strong backbone and never loses at anything he sets out to accomplish.

“Ecstasy. That’s what it’s called when saints experience spiritual euphoria, and I’m no saint, that’s for sure.”

When sweet, innocent, almost virgin, Zenny walks into Sean’s life, it’s like a tornado is happening in his almost perfect life. She has one thing that she has set out to do before taking her vows. Her eye is set on Sean.

Can this barely legal young woman be the one to turn Sean’s life upside down? Or is Sean man enough to say No and mean it?

“Credo ut intelligam. It means; I believe so that I may understand.”

I figured out while reading this, that I too needed to believe, so that I too could understand. Or better yet, now would be a good time for me to remember how to pray! Instead, I pulled out my Sham-WoW panties and enjoyed the story!

This is a very emotional journey of a man accepting what life has dealt him. How he chooses to accept that the road he is traveling might not be the one he sought to begin with. But it is the one that is paved for him.





“Credo ut intelligam: I believe so that I may understand”.
Sierra is a delver, diving deep into the abyss of her subject matter and bringing us unparalleled treasures. Her writing style is so subsuming, the entire story just absorbs you like you BELONG there, in the pages. she makes you forget the world, the moment your eyes travel on the words on the first page, you are transported and then firmly transplanted, IN THE BOOK !
No other words to describe how it feels like to read her books except pilgrimage. A spiritual awakening of your senses, till you see the characters right beside you, feel with them, smell them, touch them, love them. It’s transcendental and holy.
She explores two of the worlds oldest mysteries, Spirituality and sexuality. They have been studied in detail since the dawn of time, and still hold mystery. While spirituality is more or less about religion and beliefs,and revered openly, sexuality still is whispered and shamed and owning it puts you in a box.

But Zenobia Iverson or Zenny is very clear in her vocation she has chosen for herself. And before she crosses the threshold, she wants one month exploring her body. So who does she approach with an offer he can’t refuse- Sean Bell !
They have words for men like me— playboy. Womanizer. Skirt chaser.
I’m a sinner with a dimpled smile and perfect hair, and I know how to make sin feel like heaven.

The month is full of sexual and spiritual revelations which astound both Zenny-bug and Sean The Make Me Doubt Man

The sex is beyond hot, it’s soul scorching, will set your body on fire, melting your inhibitions and draining your BoB’s batteries multiple times. Which is to be expected of course from a Sierra simone book. She very unapologetically explores sex as a prayer. It’s verbiage,it’s echoes, it’s sounds, it’s feels, it’s moans, it’s sighs, it’s uplifting crescendo, it’s peaceful stupor, it’s soul enveloping euphoria. It’s Orgasm of the Alphabets !!
I’m still starving for more of Zenny’s curiosity, thirsty for more of Sean’s kisses and want to be voyeur a bit longer to their intense passion and forbidden love.
I can’t sing enough praises for the book, it’s more than a book actually, a sermon, a revelation a communion- one sided apparently, because her pen talks and our eyes listen !
The ONE most important thing that I walked away with, from this book is -self acceptance. Being comfortable in my own desires.
It means recognizing that there’s nothing any less holy about your body than there is about your soul, that as long as your body is treated with consent and respect and affection— and that you treat the bodies of others in the same way— there’s nothing inherently sinful about your flesh. About its desires or lack of desires.
I fell in love with Tyler Bell in Priest, his soul charging love for Red Lipped Poppy.
This brother, Sean, is a step further in his fervour and vehemence in his love for off limits Zenny, because “She’s young, she’s Elijah’s sister, and she wants to be a professional non-sex-haver.”
But his life is already invaded, he has no option but to surrender and negotiate peace. He just didn’t count for falling for the invader!!
“I want to build a tower around you, and then build a castle around that tower, and then dig a moat around that castle, and then I want to guard you like a dragon. Burn anyone who tries to hurt you into ash and then scorch those ashes a second time.”
Ahhhhhhhhh to be at the receiving end of this enveloping, obsessive love😍😍
I envied Zenny, as much as I loved her naivetè and innocence, I was so jealous of her . The cutest, perkiest, pert pixie of a girl, who stole Sean right from under our noses❤
So buy this book on release day , open the pages and just forget the world!
Hail Sean! Hail Zenny! Hail Elijah! Hail Sierra! Hail Tyler, Aiden,Ryan, Dad, Mom
Praise the Lord
Let’s all be SINNERS!!!

5″Thoelogians and Theodicy” stars




[Release Blitz & Book Reviews]: What He Doesn’t Know by Kandi Steiner


What He Doesn’t Know by Kandi Steiner
Publication Date: March 15th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Photographer: Perrywinkle Photography, Lauren Perry
Cover Designer: Kandi Steiner

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On the northeast side of town, there is a house.

The house was once magical, filled with love and joy and plans for the future.

Inside its walls are many things that belong to me — my books, the china from my mother on my wedding day, the beautiful cage once home to two birds, now empty, just like me.

And a man.

A man who also belongs to me.

A man I no longer wish to keep.

A man who, no doubt, has not slept, though the sun is rising. Because the house where he waits is where I laid my head to rest every night for eight years. Until last night.

No one who knows me would believe Charlie Pierce, the quiet, bookish girl who never made waves is pulling out of the driveway of a man who isn’t her husband.

But they don’t know me at all.

I don’t even know me.

Not anymore.

They say there are two sides to every story, and I suppose in most cases, that’s true. But the one I live inside of? It has three.

On the northeast side of town, there is a house.

But there is no longer a home.

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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.

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5 Let’s Make a Fort Stars

Here it is 1pm on a Friday afternoon, I’m still in my pj’s, tears flowing down my cheeks, I’ve finally popped my Kandi Steiner cherry and what a book to pop my cherry with!!!

No one is the same once they lose someone they love. They just have to learn to exist in the new world, no matter how messy it is.

No truer words can be said!

Charlie is the perfect teacher for children entering kindergarten at Westchester Prep. It’s a school she knows all too well, as that is where she graduated from. She’s a warm, loving perfect example of a kindergarten teacher. But behind those loving eyes, tells a story that is buried so deep, only one can see what is going on.

It’s been 5 years of carrying the grief of loss. 5 years of her husband thinking that building new things, replacing old and in with the new, shall make the pain go away.

Reese is back in the town he left years ago. Having grown up here, he never imagined returning. But when a drunken night happens and he applies for a job in the town he left, he never thought he would get hired and be moving back.

Music is his therapy. It’s what makes him who he is. He gives himself to his music, how he could feel it from the inside out.

Every note seemed to pain him in a way, like he had to peel away a layer of skin each time he discovered a new string of chords that fit perfectly together.

The history these two have go beyond the years they were apart. The love that started out when they were so young has emerged stronger and more fulfilling.

But if I was a river, and he was the ocean, then he was the storm that raged over the point where we met.

How can a love triangle be so hard? What brought us love and happiness at one point in our life now brings us sorrow and empty desires.

This book, oh my goodness….
So many great points that get brought up in a marriage that is just getting by. A marriage that was strong at one point, then devastation tears it apart.

Can NOT wait for What He Always Knew!!! I need it like STAT!!!



“I learned the people we love usually turned out to be one of three things:
a home,
a holiday,
or hell.”
—Beau Taplin

This is the truest adage, if there was ever spoken!! And Charlie Pierce knows this the best, she’s gone through all three in her life. She’s the quintessential “Good Girl” living her life inside the conforms of society, her heart trapped in a box, her life well within the lines

I was always reliable. I was the “yes” girl. I was the hostess, the soft-spoken, compliant friend, coworker, daughter, and wife. And I was perfectly content being in a routine, providing comfort to those around me by being the one constant they could rely on.
The love that has disturbed her life, has started from home, had a relapse in holiday and her life is living hell right now. Cameron Pierce is her husband and their wagon has hit rough roads and it’s hurting both of them. Their loveshine under heavy grey clouds
Then comes in Reese Walker like a snowcloud, heavily laden with wonderful memories and she doesn’t know which weather is her fave now. The concrete solid home vs the Softer romantic Pillow fort is a hard choice indeed

I’ve loved Kandi Steiner writing ever since A Love Letter To Whiskey. She’s very thoughtful and pensive in her style. Lots of inner conflict & ponderance reflects in her story. Generally internalized, the story reflects real life. What may seem the logical choice to readers, truely mirrors real life situations. It’s not easy to break relationships and shed guilt.
I loved the turmoil Charlie, Cameron and Reese go through together.
They say there are two sides to every story, and I suppose in most cases, that’s true. But the one I lived inside of?
It had three.
On the northeast side of Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, there was a house.
But there was no longer a home.

I won’t say it’s a fast read , kandi takes her time explaining. The pace is slow-er and she spends enough time to dip and explore the nuances of her characters’ Hearts. So you get inside scoop on real people . I say real because she spotlights very Real People , their Real situations, and Real Quandries , which you can find almost anywhere in real life. Her grip on angst is real tight and her understanding of Brokenness is very acute.
“It never gets easier, no matter how many days or months or years pass. Some days are quieter than others, but on the loud days, on the days when everything you see and hear and do and feel reminds you of their absence…”
“Those days are brutal.”
Charlie used to be the unbroken one.
I wished I could reach inside her and pull out to inspect, to fix.

I cannot wait to read what happens next.
I must mention here, had she not come to the end point in this way, I’d have respected the story a bit less, but kudos to Kandi, she’s not letting any stone unturned and her nobility and sensibility shows perfectly on the turn she story ends. I just need to turn the corner now and see which road she’ll take !
4.5 Tadpole & Two Budgies stars



[Cover Reveal & Giveaway ]: MY UNEXPECTED LOVE by Heidi McLaughlin

Title: My Unexpected Love
Series: The Beaumont Series: Next Generation #2
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 10, 2018
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen @ Okay Creations
Ben Miller met the love of his life the day he crossed paths with Elle James in their high school cafeteria. New to Beaumont, he took a chance when he approached her. Their first encounter was everything his mother ever read to him about fairy tales. He saw the girl who would be his forever.

From the moment Elle James met Ben Miller they’ve been best friends. Everything they did, they did it together, from late night study sessions, family vacations, throwing bottles off the water tower, going to prom and finally moving to California for college.

However, after the almost tragic accident where she nearly lost her twin sister, Elle’s life hasn’t been the same, and neither has her relationship with Ben.

One fateful decision changes the scope of Ben and Elle’s relationship. For one, it means a new beginning. For the other, it means change.
Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.

When she’s isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.

Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, will be in theaters on October 27, 2017, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe.