Thursday, 20 September 2018

Release Day Blitz & Review ~ Austin: A Sexton Brothers Novel by Jeannine Colette and Lauren Runow


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Title: Austin: A Sexton Brothers Novel
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 20, 2018

Book Description:


Jalynn

I’m the girl who’s always picking up the pieces of other people’s mistakes. 
Until tonight.
I accidentally cause one false start, and now I’m being pulled into a guy’s car—who everyone only knows as Falcon—before an illegal street race.
He may not want anyone to truly know who he is, but he’s met his match. 
Game on, Falcon.

Austin

People know I run these races. 
They know not to mess with me, or my car.
When the identity of the girl who causes a false start is revealed, I have to make an example of her.
Letting her see who I am was never the plan.
Neither was running into her the next day as my brother’s new assistant. 
She said she wanted nothing to do with me, but when I yank her into a janitor’s closet, making sure she keeps my secret is the last thing on my mind.
She may want more than my secrets, but my racing may be the last thing I try to hide.

For a sneak peek inside AUSTIN, check out this exclusive excerpt on Book + Main!


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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***


“You had me at Godiva.”


Jeannine Colette and Lauren Runow deliver a fast-paced, action-packed book that read as quick as its hero drove. Underground street car racing is the theme in this book, and Austin Sexton certainly lives up to his reputation. This book was hot, the Sexton brothers are certainly going to burn up our kindles, and I cannot wait to read Bryce’s book.

Austin Sexton was a man that had his fair share of issues, and his way of letting off steam was the need for speed. While by day he was a successful businessman, on the track he was a formidable foe, one that every street racer wanted to beat. His reputation preceded him, and his skill and success on both fronts warranted the title. Underneath all the bravado and persona was a man though, a little broken and running from his nightmares.


“I’m so fucking tired.”
“From what?”
“Running.”


Jalyn was a great heroine, and probably only someone with her demeanour would be able to put up with Austin. Jalyn was his equal, her sass and good heart kept Austin on his toes, their banter was on point and their chemistry off the charts. Jalyn had Austin wrapped around her finger with effortless ease, and the poor sucker didn’t even realise it, but when you meet the one, the heart knows and just won’t let go.


“If you’re ready to stop running, then I’m willing to sit with you.”


I am a huge fan of Jeannine Colette and have read a fair few Lauren Runow books too, but I couldn’t tell you wrote what, the writing was that seamless and effortless, cohesive and the flow was perfect. The character connection was perfection, with all characters and the buildup to the Sexton family as a whole certainly has me salivating for more. There is one person introduced that I want to see the back of and I’m hoping that throughout these books a certain Sexton sees the light and sends someone on their merry way, after all, there is always one bad apple.




About the Author:


Lauren Runow is the author of multiple Adult Contemporary Romance novels, some more dirty than others. When Lauren isn't writing, you'll find her listening to music, at her local CrossFit, reading, or at the baseball field with her boys. Her only vice is coffee, and she swears it makes her a better mom!

Lauren is a graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and is the founder and co-owner of the community magazine she and her husband publish. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.

You can also stay in touch through the social media links below.


or sign up for her newsletter at http://eepurl.com/btD6j9



Jeannine Colette is the author of the Abandon Collection - a series of stand-alone novels featuring dynamic heroines who have to abandon their reality in order to discover themselves . . . and love along the way. Each book features a new couple, exciting new city and a rose of a different color.

A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She left the television industry to focus on her children and pursue a full-time writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the three tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.

Jeannine and her family are active supporters of The March of Dimes and Strivright The Auditory-Oral School of New York.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Review ~ No Tomorrow by Carian Cole


Book Description:

The people we love are thieves.
They steal our hearts. They steal our breath.
They steal our sanity.
And we let them.
Over and over and over again.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

They say you never forget your first time. 
Mine was with a homeless musician who effed my brains out under a bridge. 

He was my first love. And fourteen years later, I still can’t get him out of my head. 

He broke all my rules.
He also broke my heart.

I watched him climb to stardom, cheering him on from afar.
But I was never a fan; just a girl in love.

Like a tornado, he spiraled, leaving a path of destruction in his wake.

But love conquers all, right? It has to. Because here I stand, ravaged and ruined, needing it to be true. 

You can’t go back, but I want to. Back to the bridge. Back to when he sang only for me. Before he was famous. Before he shattered my heart. 

I thought I knew everything about him.
But I could not have been more wrong.

He promised me every tomorrow. And here I am, waiting. 
And hoping. 
Again.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 5 stars


“You were never a part of my delusions. You were my only anchor.”


I have not pulled an all-nighter for a very, very long time and bearing in mind my recent reading funk I didn’t think it was possible, but Carian Cole did it. This was a one-sitting read until nearly 4am, I was captivated from first to last word and didn’t want to stop until I had finished this heart-breaking, yet heart-warming love story. I have never read this author before, and it was the synopsis that pulled me in, and I’m so glad it did because I will definitely be going to this authors back list and downloading more.


“If memories had a flavor, ours would be salt and blood.”


This is a book that follows Piper and Blue for over a decade, through the good times and the bad. A love born in the most incredulous circumstances and yet the heart wants who the heart wants, it doesn’t matter where you come from, where you are in your life, or what your future holds, if your heart beats for another, you can’t stop it.


“You falling in love with me will destroy us both.”
                       
                        
Piper was a beautiful character, both inside and out and it was her honesty, integrity and her innate ability to see the soul that drew her to Blue. Piper saw past Blue’s exterior and zeroed in on the heart and soul, she saw the man behind the mask and loved what she saw. Blue was a stunning homeless man, who captivated her heart and attention with his music. Piper didn’t care about his means or lack of, she saw something in Blue, that Blue didn’t even see in himself. Piper never tried to change him, she supported him, she loved him, and it was unwavering.


“I love you like there’s no tomorrow. Don’t ever forget that,”


Blue was your typical troubled bad boy, but it ran deep, it ran through his veins. Misunderstood, complex, deep, dark, troubled and was haunted by his ghosts and demons. Insanely talented and yet it’s hidden under this black cloud that follows him wherever he goes. Carian Cole is brutally honest with regards to Blue, and it is this raw honesty that really ingratiates this character into your heart and soul. I wanted to jump into this book and give him the biggest hug. Even when Blue’s life runs right, he finds the wrong, for someone so handsome and talented, his self-belief was zero.


“You’re the only one that’s ever looked past the dirt to see the flowers, Ladybug. That’s why I can’t let you go.”


This book was incredibly emotional and angsty, my heart was in my mouth countless times, and the tears were plentiful. My heart was inextricably linked with these characters, and when they hurt, I did too. Carian Cole eeked out every possible emotion, wrung my heart out and squeezed out every single drop of blood she could. This book was totally captivating, unputdownable and one of my favourite reads of the year. I’ve read many a rock star book, and this is like no other, it was fresh, unique, as un-cliche as they come and that made this book stand out from the rest. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.


“I fell hard and fast for her. She haunted me; lived in the fabric of my soul and inspired all the emotions and words that had always eluded me.”

Teaser ~ Austin: A Sexton Brothers Novel by Jeannine Colette and Lauren Runow

Check out this gorgeous teaser for AUSTIN: A Sexton Brothers Novel by Jeannine Colette and Lauren Runow! AUSTIN will hit your kindle on September 20, 2018! Don't forget to add it to your TBR and pre-order your copy now!


Title: Austin: A Sexton Brothers Novel
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 20, 2018


Pre-Order Links:



Book Description:

Jalynn

I’m the girl who’s always picking up the pieces of other people’s mistakes. 

Until tonight.

I accidentally cause one false start, and now I’m being pulled into a guy’s car—who everyone only knows as Falcon—before an illegal street race.

He may not want anyone to truly know who he is, but he’s met his match. 

Game on, Falcon.


Austin

People know I run these races. 

They know not to mess with me, or my car.

When the identity of the girl who causes a false start is revealed, I have to make an example of her.

Letting her see who I am was never the plan.

Neither was running into her the next day as my brother’s new assistant. 

She said she wanted nothing to do with me, but when I yank her into a janitor’s closet, making sure she keeps my secret is the last thing on my mind.

She may want more than my secrets, but my racing may be the last thing I try to hide.






About the Author:


Lauren Runow is the author of multiple Adult Contemporary Romance novels, some more dirty than others. When Lauren isn't writing, you'll find her listening to music, at her local CrossFit, reading, or at the baseball field with her boys. Her only vice is coffee, and she swears it makes her a better mom!

Lauren is a graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and is the founder and co-owner of the community magazine she and her husband publish. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.

You can also stay in touch through the social media links below.



or sign up for her newsletter at http://eepurl.com/btD6j9



Jeannine Colette is the author of the Abandon Collection - a series of stand-alone novels featuring dynamic heroines who have to abandon their reality in order to discover themselves . . . and love along the way. Each book features a new couple, exciting new city and a rose of a different color.

A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She left the television industry to focus on her children and pursue a full-time writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the three tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.

Jeannine and her family are active supporters of The March of Dimes and Strivright The Auditory-Oral School of New York.

Teaser ~ Sweet Insanity by Desiree Adele

Check out this amazing teaser for SWEET INSANITY by Desireé Adele! Don't forget to add it to your TBR!


NA Contemporary Romance/Sports Romance
Stand Alone
Designed by: Melissa Panio-Petersen



Book Description:

Old hurt runs deep…

After she left, I was given a second chance at life thanks to my savior and adoptive father. A chance I refused to waste. Determined to be invincible, I became a true fighter in every sense of the word. Nothing and no one would get in my way.

Not even the guy who sat behind me in class.

Zack Graves had the entire world in his hands. A promising hockey career and the confidence and gorgeous looks that had every girl throwing themselves at his feet.

Except me. I was only too happy to wipe the sexy smirk off his face while tossing him on his smug ass.

And he kept coming back for more.

I kept my scars hidden, until Zack managed to trace the lines straight to a place I fought to keep guarded.

Zack was fighting his own immortality, his own scars becoming visible the closer we got. He challenged my guard at every turn forcing me to fight harder, only to realize he would be my undoing.

But some wounds refuse to heal.



About the Author:


Author Desireé Adele grew up with a passion for all things literature.

Upon discovering the world of indie romance, Desireé found her tribe and started her journey as a blogger and booktuber, eventually turning her attention to her lifelong aspiration of becoming an author.

Aside from losing herself in a good book, she enjoys listening to progressive metal, working out, and cooking.

Desireé currently resides in Connecticut with her husband and young son, who serve as her biggest inspirations in her writing journey.