Review & Release Blitz: Cruel Prince by A. Jade

 

Cruel Prince (Royal Hearts Academy #1) by Ashley Jade
Release Date: August 20th

 

Make sure to vote for CRUEL PRINCE for August’s Most Anticipated Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/135087.August_2019_Most_Anticipated_Romances

 

 

AVAILABLE NOW!!
FREE in Kindle Unlimited!
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/30l209E
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2XFs5Pb
Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2XCn4eU
Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2XHo9xm

 

 

Add to Goodreads:
http://bit.ly/Cruel-Prince-GR

 

 

Blurb:
Welcome to their kingdom…

I never thought I’d step foot in Royal Manor again.
But four years later, here I am…back to finish my senior year at Royal Hearts Academy.

And forced to face Jace Covington.
My first friend. First crush. First kiss.
The one I left behind.

Only—he isn’t the same boy I gave my heart to.

This new Jace is as cruel as he is gorgeous.
And he’s determined to make my life a living hell.
Along with the rest of his glorified family and crew of tyrants.

They expect me to worship the ground they walk on like everyone else, but I’d rather eat dirt.

If Jace Covington wants me gone…he’ll have to try harder.
Because I’ve never been the kind of girl to play by the rules.

WARNING: Royal Hearts Academy is a New Adult/High School series of standalones filled with drama, a touch of angst, and boys who are bad to the bone.

This series is recommended for mature readers due to graphic language and sexual content.

 

Excerpt:
“Is that why you wore this sexy little shirt tonight?” His warm breath tickles the side of my neck. “Hoping to get my attention.”

“No.”

That earns me a husky chuckle. “Too bad.” He presses his lips against my throat. “Because it’s working. You have all my attention.” He walks his fingers down my torso. “Question is…what are you going to do with it?”

 

 

5 Stars

The lyrics to The Middle by Jimmy Eat World is a perfect anthem to this story <b> Hey, you know their all the same.

You know you’re doin’ better on your own,

so don’t buyy in.

Live right now, just be yourself.

It doesn’t matter if it’s good enough,

for someone else.</b>

Royal Hearts Academy is a a brand new series by the genius that is Ashley Jade. Cruel Prince is set in high school and follows childhood best friends Jace and Dylan. This has a vibe of Bully and Paper Princess, but yet it’s a different spin and not at all like it. If that makes sense, lol.

I don’t want to go into too much because I hate spoilers. I will say Ashley that she has brought it with this. She has a a story that is a mixture of angst, drama, sexy, heartbreak and humor. Damn girl!

The characters what can I say about them, but yes more please. Jace and Dylan friends since fifth grade that now are enemies. But why? Jace was Dylan’s first kiss, her first crush, but she was ripped away from him in eight grade. Now she’s back and he’s out to destroy her. Will Dylan back down and let Jace run over her?

Jace had to grow up to fast. He’s been the one that held his family together until he didn’t. Because of her. Dylan is the girl who broke everything and he’s going to make her pay for what she did. Will Jace be able to prove that Dylan means nothing to him and get his revenge?

These two feed off each other and the sexual tension jumped off the pages. They each have some deep seeded issues from guilt, abandonment, anger and trust. When we get their interactions together though you can feel the pain they are going through and the resentment. They tied me up in knots!

Cole, Sawyer, Oakley and Bianca I need more of them now. We don’t get too really know too much about Bianca, but I have a feeling her book is going to be a bomb of explosions. I really liked Oakley and I know it’s not listed, but please give him a book and maybe it’s Bianca he falls for which would be epic. Cole I know there is a lot of pain underneath all his masks that he shows everyone. Gah Ashley please hurry and give us more!

Cruel Prince is full of turmoil that had me gasping at times. Scenes that had tears springing to my eyes and moments that had me wanting to smack the hell out of someone. Ashley did a phenomenal job with this and is going down as a top read this year. She just has a way to make you love and hate her characters. Her stories always suck me in. If you’ve never read her, you need to put her on your list. She has such a talented mind!!

ARC received for honest review

About the Author:
Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including: contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.

Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.

She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.

Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.

It was the best decision she ever made.

If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.

Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.
She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too.
She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.

Connect w/Ashley:
Website: https://ashleyjadeauthor.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ashley-Jade-Author-788137781302982/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajadeauthor
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleyjadeauthor/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14175946
Bookbub:https://www.bookbub.com/authors/ashley-jade
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RGsIJ9

 

Advertisements

Review & Blog Tour: I Hate You by Ilsa Madden-Mills

I HATE YOU BLOG TOUR BANNER.jpg

I want you . . . even when I hate you.

I Hate You, an all-new enemies to lovers sports romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills, is available now!

IMMIHateYouBookCover55x85_HIGH

Blaze Townsend: I hate you.

Charisma Rossi: I hate you more.

She’s been expecting this ever since their latest showdown. She had good reason.

Hottest guy she’s ever seen.

Former fling.

Dumped her in front of her friends.

At her own party.

So no, she’s not about to forgive and forget just because he sits next to her in class.

He thinks all he has to do is turn on those baby blues, and she’ll melt right back into his arms. Please.She’d be crazy to let this cocky player affect her again. (Tell that to her body.)

Charisma Rossi.

Nerd girl with a dash of bad.

The one who got under his skin.

The one he cut loose.

Blaze knows she’s the riskiest prospect at Waylon University, but none of the interchangeable girls he hooks up with have ever made him feel the way she did. There’s absolutely no way he can have the girl and the game.

So why can’t he stop trying to win her back?

Can this wide receiver score the girl or will he make the biggest fumble of his life

I HATE YOU AD ONE.jpg

Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KF0tWN

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/IHateYou

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2ZhXn09

Excerpt:

“Need some help?”

I’m on my tiptoes when the question comes, trying to reach a book on the top shelf in the bookstore at the student center.

My heart does a nosedive off a cliff as that familiar gruff voice washes over me, his accent a smooth drawl that’s reminiscent of hot summer nights and slow kisses—kisses we never had…well, except for that one time freshman year.

I ignore him and try to grab the book.

“You’re too short. Let me,” Blaze says, this time closer, his voice soft.

I ease back on my feet and whip around, internally wishing I’d worn something more I hate you and don’t you wish you still had me, but sadly, I’m not in my kickass shoes and itchy dress. Today it’s flat-soled red Converse, black joggers, and a Yankees sweatshirt. I blow at a piece of hair in my face. Shit.

Of course, he looks magnificent in a tight long-sleeved black shirt that clings to his broad chest and tapered jeans molded to those leg muscles. His face is unshaven, the darkness on his jawline adding a broody look.

Curse him and his hotness.

I stare at him a little too long, until I snap out of it.

“I don’t need help,” My voice is strangled as I move to brush past him—forget the textbooks—but he reaches out and takes my elbow.

“Charisma—”

His fingers are a hot brand on my skin—it’s the first time we’ve touched in three months—and I pull away. A tremble starts in my legs. How dare he?It was one thing to see him in a social setting and pretend I was fine, but when we’re face to face without people watching… “Don’t put your hands on me. I’m not your hookup anymore, football player.”

His face reddens, and he drops his arms. “I didn’t mean—” he stops, not finishing as he studies my face.

I wonder what he sees. You know what he sees, Charisma—someone who wasn’t up to his usual standards.

Everything I didn’t say last night rushes out. “Didn’t mean to what? Dump me in the middle of my own sorority’s party in front of all my friends and half of campus? And you know, that’s totally fine. We both knew I wasn’t enough to keep your attention.”

His jaw clenches and he frowns, his brow furrowing. “I didn’t plan for things to happen that way.”

“How did you want to break up with me? Over candlelight? A text would have worked just fine,” I bite out.

The silence builds between us, and he watches me intently, as if trying to figure me out. He starts at my hair and works his way down to my feet, then comes back to my face. Just when I think I might combust from the intensity of his eyes, he looks away.

“What?” I cock my hip. “You look like you want to say something.”

He taps his hand against his leg. Ice-blue eyes, ones I used to stare into and get butterflies from, glitter down at me. “You just can’t handle that ended things, sweetheart.”

“Not your sweetheart.”

“Never were.”

Shit…shit…my heart feels like an anvil just landed on it, heavy and hard, and I can’t breathe for a second at his words, part of me pissed, the other part devastated. I wanted to be his sweetheart, I did, but he…

You’re not my type.

“Thanks for the reminder,” I say quietly, my anger folding away piece by piece and slipping into that horrible self-pity I despise.

He closes his eyes and scrubs his face with those talented hands, strong and big and capable, skillful with a football.

He steps in front of me, much like he did last night, and I tilt my head back to take him in. At my height of five feet, three inches, it’s hard to glare at a guy who towers over you and not look ridiculous, but I manage—until his eyes flicker with lingering emotion.

I dart my eyes around the store, searching for a way out, but I’m stuck between him and a bookshelf. “You’re blocking my path.” I focus on his legs. No sexiness there—well, except for the tight muscles under that denim.

“This is what I know,” he says in a low voice, ignoring my statement. “You told me we were just messing around. You set all the rules. Isn’t that how you operate? So why does me ending things with you even matter?”

“You never asked for more. You could have.” The revealing words fall around us, tinged with hurt, and I want to pull them back.

The silence between us crackles, yet I’m aware of other people around us. There are a few girls on another aisle, and I glance over as one of them pulls out her phone. No doubt she’s taking a picture of him. Part of me retreats, anxious she’ll get me in that photo—a girl who clearly doesn’t belong. He doesn’t notice. Everyone knows who he is, and they’re probably wondering why he’s talking to me.

“No, I didn’t,” he finally says, the words taut as if pulled from him unwillingly. He taps his leg, his tell that he’s anxious or angry. We weren’t together long, but every moment we spent together, I studied him like a wine connoisseur given a glass of rare cabernet. I know what makes him laugh, usually random things that make no sense. I know that groan he makes deep in this throat when he slides inside me, like he’s home. I know the feel of his hand when he cups my face and stares at me, a hesitant expression on his face—

“You can’t even look at me anymore. I wonder why,” he says, his voice a challenge.

Steeling myself, I face those baby blues. “You know why. I wish we’d never met up last fall. I wish you’d never flirted with me. I wish I’d never fucked you that first time in the library—”

“Same page. Same fucking page, Charisma.” And then he’s walking away, broad shoulders swaying as he stalks down the aisle…


4.5 Stars!!

Ilsa Madden Mills is the college sports romance queen. She writes these delicious reads with heroes we love to hate and heroines with sassy attitudes. I Hate You is a book I’ve been dying to read since I met Blaze & Charisma in I Bet You. This enemies to lovers read will set your heart on fire at times. It has witty banter, push and pull moments and yummy steam.

Charisma has been dealing with heartache for the past three months after her “hookup” dumped her publicly in front of all her friends. She’s not been herself and she’s ready to move on and take herself back once again. Except she’s still dangerously attracted to Blaze, but hates him with a passion. Or at least that’s what she thinks. See Charisma has rules for relationships and she’s followed them, but with Blaze she was willing to bend them a bit. She has to keep her heart safe for reasons that only she understands. Will she ever get back to the old fun Charisma? Will she move on and give her heart to someone else?

<b>I knew we weren’t serious, but for the first time in my life, the walls around my heart were cracked, just a little, and even though I had my rules, I wanted him to be the one who stuck around. I wanted him to ask for more. He didn’t. He dumped me and went on with his life, like I was nothing to him but a notch on his bedpost.</b>

Blaze is the top wide receiver for the Wildcats. He’s one of the kings of campus and knows that any girl he wants he can have. Tall, muscular gorgeous, brown hair and blue eyed delectable man that can melt a girls panties right off. However, under all that there is more to Blaze. He’s got a painful past that not too many know about. With his insecurities he keeps his emotions in and doesn’t let too many people close for fear they will think he’s not good enough. But Charisma was getting under his skin and he wasn’t going to let that happen. Was it a mistake?

<b>He watches me, his face carved from marble, expressionless, but underneath I sense something deeper, almost there on the surface, but he keeps it hidden. Yeah, that’s the thing with him; on the surface, he appears carefree and loose, but below is a lake, still and deep. He never let me dive into those waters.</b>

The interaction between these two was down right electric at times. Charisma was sassy and yet had some insecurities that I think all women can connect with. Blaze broke my heart at times with his past. These two were perfect for one another if they could get the communication correct and let go of the fear holding them back. At times it was frustrating, yet it also felt so real.

Ilsa please keep giving us the delightful sexy and funny stories. I love the nerdy girl/ jock reads and Ilsa always delivers pure magic. The characters are always irresistible and you give us the sports romance perfection I’m always dying for. Highly recommend this and any of Ilsa‘s books.

About Ilsa Madden-Mills

Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her angsty new adult romances and romantic comedies.

Eight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Best-seller List: Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, #4.

A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.

She’s addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online.

. Ilsa head shot-2

Connect with Ilsa

Join her Unicorn Girls Group on FB, the best way to keep up: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ilsasunicorngirls/

Sign up for phone alert for book releases (max of 4) Text ROMANCE to 21000

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2nY2pxT

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ilsamaddenmills/

Stay up to day with Ilsa by joining her mailing list: http://www.ilsamaddenmills.com/contact

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2EESfM9

Bookbub: http://bit.ly/2GaR6cn

Book+Main: https://bookandmainbites.com/ilsamaddenmills

Release Blitz: Twisted Betrayal by Siobhan Davis

TB - RB banner.jpg

In the power struggle between two elite groups, one feisty girl will bring them to their knees…

Twisted Betrayal, the next story in the dark, bully romance Rydeville High Elite Series from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis is available now!

TwistedBetrayal_ecover.jpg

He thinks he’s broken me. That I’m finally under his complete control. But I’m biding my time, gathering intel, making plans, and waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. So, when an unexpected savior appears—offering me a way out—I grasp it with both hands.

But the man I love refuses to let me go, and he’s hell-bent on protecting me at all costs.

Except he’s far too late.

Kaiden’s betrayal fuels the anger flowing through my veins, and now our roles are reversed—I’m the hunter, and he’s my prey. I enjoy torturing him, lying to him, and letting him believe in false truths that were never our reality.

Until the stakes are raised, and I’m forced into playing their game again. Only this time, it’s not just my life hanging in the balance.

I thought he’d done his worst. That he didn’t have the power to hurt me anymore.

But I was wrong.

His depravity knows no bounds, and now, he’s taken everything from me.

This time, it means war, and I’m taking no prisoners.

TB - AN.jpg

Download your copy or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited today!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2J9PPa9

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/TwistedBetrayalSD

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2XqbtQ7

TBTeaser1

Start the series with Cruel Intentions!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WHTYti

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/CruelIntentions

Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/2KF0Rof

Add to GoodReads: https://smarturl.it/CruelIntentionsGR

Pre-Order Sweet Retribution!

Releasing October 11th

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Z9Qdy2

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/SweetRetributionSD

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2YUlZjg

About Siobhan

USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

sd author photo version 2

Connect with Siobhan

Subscribe to romance newsletter: http://smarturl.it/KennedyBoysList

Amazon Author Page: http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisAmazon

Author website: http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisWebsite

Goodreads profile: http://smarturl.it/SiobhanGoodreads

Facebook page: http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisFacebook

Twitter profile: http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisTwitter

Author Blog: http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisBlog

BookBub Author Page: http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisBookbub

Free! Perversion by T.M. Frazier

FREEBIE ALERT!

“T.M. Frazier sucked me in from the very first page and then slayed me with the end of Perversion.” – Meghan March, New York Times bestselling author  

PERVERSION, book one in the Perversion Trilogy from USA Today bestselling author T.M. Frazier is FREE for a limited time only! 

Don’t miss out! Download your copy today! 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/31GTBOp

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/PerversionTMF

The USA Today bestselling author of the King Series, T.M. Frazier, brings you an all-new trilogy with an anti-hero you’re going to love to hate and a ballsy heroine with more than just tricks up her sleeve.

Love is supposed to be a fairy tale.

Ours is a death wish.

I’m the executioner for the Bedlam Brotherhood. 

She’s a con artist working for my greatest enemy.

I use her. 

She manipulates me.

We find ourselves on opposite sides of a bloody war.

My heart and head tell me I have to stay away. 

My lust for her doesn’t give a sh*t.

Nothing’s fair in love and gang war.

Review & Release Blitz: Crew Princess by Tijan

Blurb:

CREW PRINCESS
Book two in the Crew Series

Being crew is walking between two worlds.
One world is normal: Prom. Parties. College.
Those are the concerns they worry about.

In our world, we deal with other situations.
Cops. Drugs. Brawling.
That’s a typical day for us.

But what if it wasn’t?

What if there came a day when you stopped?
When you considered letting your enemies win?
When you didn’t fight back?
When you chose a different path?

First I lost my family. Then I got the Wolf Crew.
I couldn’t lose them too.

But what happens when Cross, Zellman, and Jordan keep going…
…and I don’t?

Crew Princess

Crew Series – Book 2

By Tijan

Release Date: August 19, 2019

PURCHASE NOW

Goodreads
PAPERBACK 
Barnes and Noble Paperback
 KINDLE
iBOOKS/KOBO/NOOK
CANADA AMZ
AUSTRALIA AMZ
UNITED KINGDOM AMZ

EXCERPT

You would think one might outgrow violence.

At some age—after inflicting so much pain, seeing too much blood, hearing so many cries of agony—a person would be able to walk away, turn her back, and the need wouldn’t be there anymore.

Right?

It never worked that way for me.

The urge just grew and grew until it was too much to handle.

There may not be a wish to die inside me anymore, that might’ve gone away, but a different desire rose up. I wanted to cake the streets in red. I wanted to put terror in the Normals’ hearts, inflict them with some of the quaking we woke with. I wanted them to feel what it was like to have the power against them.

But I couldn’t do any of that.

Or at least, it wasn’t time.

“Bren.”

The sounds around me permeated my mind, and I turned toward the voice amid the yells, laughter, shrieks, splashing, and glasses being tapped together.

Right. I was at a pool party.

No wonder I was feeling all murderous.

Who wouldn’t be?

“Bren!”

A lot had changed in the ten weeks since a friend was assaulted, and particularly in the last month. A lot. One of those changes was heading toward me. Tabatha Sweets. One of the most popular girls in our school, one that used to fear me, and here she was. Coming up to me. Calling my name. Acting like we were buddy-buddy, which we actually had become. Hence the not-fearing me part.

She still should have.

She came to stand right in front of me. She wasn’t blocking my sun because I’d been holed up in the corner of the backyard, lying down behind the grill, because let’s face it, I wasn’t the socialite here. I was here for very specific reasons: this pool party was at the Shaws’ house.

Cross Shaw was my boyfriend.

Taz Shaw was my friend. She was also Cross’ sister.

And the other two guys in our crew wanted to hang out. Zellman and Jordan.

So we were here.

I was here.

Unwillingly.

And daydreaming about violence.

Go figure.

I sat up, looped my arms over my knees, and sighed. “What’s up, Tabatha?”

“What are you doing back here?”

Her voice was a little snippy with frustration, but also confusion.

Tentative was the best way to describe our relationship—and I’m being extremely loose with those words to describe whatever I had with Tabatha and her minions. You can blame all the hours I had to serve on their charity committee, which was renamed their ‘event’ committee as part of my community service. Stabbing our old principal had ended with me sort of having other girlfriends besides Taz.

I wasn’t sure how that had worked out.

A couple had been after Cross, and I knew a couple still held a torch. As for Tabatha, she and Jordan were now a couple couple.

Yeah. I was surprised at how fast that happened too.

They went from one official date to being a couple, and now they were almost the lovey-dovey type of coupledom.

Anyway, right now, my crewmate’s girlfriend who was also somewhat a friend of mine (depending on the day and my mood, to be honest) stood over me. She was staring me down, hands on her hips.

I couldn’t lie, though. The urge to pull my knife out, just to hold it and know it would make Tabatha uneasy, was strong. But I didn’t. I’d grown over the last year. See? Counseling and community service could rehabilitate us lower criminal beings.

“Where are the guys?” I ignored her question. Did she not know me by now?

Pushing up to my feet, I didn’t wait for her to respond.

I took stock myself.

Zellman was on a back lounger, his on/off woman (Sunday) on his lap. Monica (one of the girls still holding a torch for my guy) was next to them, sitting on some other guy’s lap (I think a baseball player).

Jordan was just coming out of the house.

He saw me staring at him and paused, beer in hand. He raised his eyebrows in question, but I shook my head.

I didn’t need him for anything.

He kept moving, going to sit in another lounger by Z. And I knew where the fourth member of our crew was.

Jordan. Zellman. Cross. Me.

We were Wolf Crew, the smallest crew in the Roussou crew system, but also the most dangerous one.

There were other crews. Larger ones like the Ryerson Crew, or the Frisco Crew, which had popped up over the last semester. They were our neighboring town, and their high school had burned down. The town was too small to get enough funds to build a new one in time for their winter semester, so they were being bused to us. Well, half of them were. A few went to Fallen Crest Academy, and a good third went to Fallen Crest Public School, but the rest came to us. Frisco, Fallen Crest, and Roussou formed a weird triangle a bit inland in California, so those were the options.

We’d heard the Frisco students who went to the Academy shit their pants at how rich and fancy everything was. Most people in Frisco were poor like us. The Academy was for the rich. There were exceptions, but it’s what it was.

A few of their girls had tried to follow Tabatha around. She only took in two of them, literally flicking the others away with her hand.

I guess that’s what popular girls did? I didn’t know.

All this is just to say: I’m not like them.

I’m not like Frisco. I’m not like a Fallen Crusty, and I’m not even like a Normal (our term for those who aren’t in crews at Roussou). The ones I’m like? My crew. Zellman. Jordan. Cross. That’s it.

And seeing Jordan laughing so easily with that sporty guy, I felt a twitch in my chest.

I didn’t know what it was—jealousy, anger, or maybe I was just hungry. But the fact that I’d felt that twitch was enough for me. If I did emotions, it was never a good result, so I was gonna bounce.

“Oh, no, no, no.”

I began to move around Tabatha, but she blocked me.

Her eyes flashed in determination, and she pressed her lips together. “I recognize that look on your face. You’re going to ditch.” She shook her head. “You can’t ditch.”

“I don’t care.” I started off again.

She blocked me again, flipping her hair as she did. The movement was enough to draw attention, and conversations around us started to wane.

I gritted my teeth.

Tabatha was in my face, and I hated when anyone was in my face, and I was two seconds away from—

“Sweets.” The door opened again. Taz stepped out, a hand on her bikini-clad hip, dressed just the way Tabatha was. “Back away from Bren.”

Tabatha started to turn, laughing.

Taz wasn’t joking. She nodded at me. “She’s two seconds from putting hands on you.” She scanned the backyard. “Not a great situation to be in right now, if you get my drift.”

There were phones out. Things didn’t stay secret anymore, not since the Friscians came to town. And there was another development rumored as well, one that had most people seeing stars and Hollywood signs, but I can’t even get into that now. I’d been given a heads-up and knew it was going to be a pain in my ass.

“You’re close to losing it?” Tabatha asked quietly, easing back a step.

This was her redeeming quality. Sometimes she was clueless, but other times, she had learned to give me space. She backed down now, an apology flashing in her eyes.

I could move my jaw again. It wasn’t encased in cement. “I don’t like being cornered.”

4 Stars!

So when you get an ARC of your favorite author you drop everything and savor every page. I did that, and really enjoyed this. So many things about this book, but my lips are sealed. It’s action packed filled with some bombshell surprises that are going to shock you. In order to really understand Crew Princess, you must read Crew first.

Bren Monroe is the Crew Princess. She has her crew, Wolf Crew which is Cross, Jordan and Zellman. However, Bren is also Channing’s little sister. If you have read FC series, you know who he is. But if not, he is The Godfather to the Crew system that start in Roussou. So basically this is all Bren has known in her life. Bren and the rest of the guys have a bond that no one can come between, a family. Crew before anything, however it’s their senior year and life after school might just change everything for them.

Without going into too much because it is a story that needs to be read and I don’t want to give spoilers. I will say each member has some major ups and downs. Bren is experiencing some feelings that are unsettling to her and she isn’t the type of girl too share those. The whole book we get too see Bren’s growth and another side of her that no one sees except for Cross. Cross has just had his life change in a big way and a lot of stuff is going to unfold with him. Jordan and Zellman are off doing their own things a lot in this book, but we still get the togetherness of them all as a family.

I loved the interactions between them all. I loved the bombshells that were dropped and I loved the growth of the characters. Yes, a lot happens in the story, but it’s worth the confusion at times as you try to solve what you think is going on.

Cross and Bren, sigh…these two connect on a deeper level. They are like drugs to one another. They can read each other and feel the emotions the other feels without saying a word. Beautiful!

Of course we get too see my all time favorites in this story and hopefully we get more of them. It’s a FC reunion of sorts with some stolen moments. Loved it!

Book three can’t get here soon enough. I need to know how everything comes into play. How the characters go from being high schoolers to adults and how it affects their relationships. So many ways Tijan can take this.

I adore Tijan and her writing. She weaves stories that have so many elements that feel real. She’s brought these fictional characters to life and I’ve submerged myself in them. FC is my all time favorite series and this is becoming another one. Great stories, great characters and a theme about family, definitely a read worth checking out.

Giveaway on Tijan’s website: http://www.tijansbooks.com/giveaways.html

Plus Check Out Hate To Love You on Sale

Crew Princess Buy Links:

PURCHASE NOW

Goodreads
PAPERBACK 
Barnes and Noble Paperback
 KINDLE
iBOOKS/KOBO/NOOK
CANADA AMZ
AUSTRALIA AMZ
UNITED KINGDOM AMZ

Release Blitz: Broken Knight by L.J. Shen

BROKEN KNIGHT BANNER.jpg

“Everyone needs to read this book. “

– Harloe Rae, USA Today bestselling author.

Broken Knight, an all new standalone about first loves, betrayal and loss from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is available now!

IMG_1621.jpg

Not all love stories are written the same way. Ours had torn chapters, missing paragraphs, and a bittersweet ending.

Luna Rexroth is everyone’s favorite wallflower.

Sweet.

Caring.

Charitable.

Quiet.

Fake.

Underneath the meek, tomboy exterior everyone loves (yet pities) is a girl who knows exactly what, and who, she wants—namely, the boy from the treehouse who taught her how to curse in sign language.

Who taught her how to laugh.

To live.

To love.

Knight Cole is everyone’s favorite football hero.

Gorgeous.

Athletic.

Rugged.

Popular.

Liar.

This daredevil hell-raiser could knock you up with his gaze alone, but he only has eyes for the girl across the street: Luna.

But Luna is not who she used to be. She doesn’t need his protection anymore.

When life throws a curveball at All Saints’ golden boy, he’s forced to realize not all knights are heroes.

Sometimes, the greatest love stories flourish in tragedy.

KNIGHT_LIVE_FB.jpg

Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

$2.99 for a Limited Time Only

Amazon: https://amzn.to/31NUvca

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/BrokenKnight

Pre-order the Audio edition now

(Available 8/25)

Amazon Audible: https://amzn.to/2HdgKQH

Amazon Audible WorldWide: http://mybook.to/BrokenKnightAudio

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2YbCrun

About LJ Shen

L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 Best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to nineteen different countries.

She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.

LJShen.jpg

Connect with L.J. Shen

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorljshen/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lj_shen

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/authorljshen/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorljshen/

Stay up to date with L.J. Shen by signing up for her mailing list:

http://bit.ly/2umcYPg

Website: http://www.authorljshen.com/

Sale: The Wrong Game by Kandi Steiner

🏈 99 CENTS — TODAY ONLY! 🏈

Football season is HERE and Kandi Steiner has put her Amazon bestselling football romance on sale for the first time ever! Grab it for 99 cents TODAY ONLY. Hurry hurry!

🏈 GRAB YOUR COPY BEFORE THE SALE ENDS! 🏈

(available in KU!)

US  amzn.to/2ylJpPc


The Wrong Game is a sexy, angsty sports romance that’s perfect to get you in the fall spirit.

 Sports Romance 

 Football 

 Fall Vibes

 Enemies-to-Lovers

 Based in Chicago

 Angsty AF

 Sexy AF

 CHEAP AF for the first time ever! 😉 

Get ready for all the fun, all the football, all the feels. Five fangirl stars!” — Bestselling author Staci Hart

Oh the feels, the swoon, the sizzling sexiness! Kandi Steiner scored a TOUCHDOWN with The Wrong Game. It was everything I wanted to read and so much more. A 5 star favorite that will definitely be on my TOP READS OF 2018 list!” — Angie, Angie’s Dreamy Reads

Release Blitz: I Hate You by Ilsa Madden-Mills

I HATE YOU BANNER .jpg

I want you . . . even when I hate you.

I Hate You, an all-new enemies to lovers sports romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills, is available now!

IMMIHateYouBookCover55x85_HIGH.jpg

Blaze Townsend: I hate you.

Charisma Rossi: I hate you more.

She’s been expecting this ever since their latest showdown. She had good reason.

Hottest guy she’s ever seen.

Former fling.

Dumped her in front of her friends.

At her own party.

So no, she’s not about to forgive and forget just because he sits next to her in class.

He thinks all he has to do is turn on those baby blues, and she’ll melt right back into his arms. Please.She’d be crazy to let this cocky player affect her again. (Tell that to her body.)

Charisma Rossi.

Nerd girl with a dash of bad.

The one who got under his skin.

The one he cut loose.

Blaze knows she’s the riskiest prospect at Waylon University, but none of the interchangeable girls he hooks up with have ever made him feel the way she did. There’s absolutely no way he can have the girl and the game.

So why can’t he stop trying to win her back?

Can this wide receiver score the girl or will he make the biggest fumble of his life

IHY - AN.jpg

Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KF0tWN

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/IHateYou

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2ZhXn09


About Ilsa Madden-Mills

Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her angsty new adult romances and romantic comedies.

Eight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Best-seller List: Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, #4.

A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.

She’s addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online.

Ilsa head shot-2.jpg.

Connect with Ilsa

Join her Unicorn Girls Group on FB, the best way to keep up: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ilsasunicorngirls/

Sign up for phone alert for book releases (max of 4) Text ROMANCE to 21000

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2nY2pxT

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ilsamaddenmills/

Stay up to day with Ilsa by joining her mailing list: http://www.ilsamaddenmills.com/contact

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2EESfM9

Bookbub: http://bit.ly/2GaR6cn

Book+Main: https://bookandmainbites.com/ilsamaddenmills

Review & Blog Tour: Quiet Man by Kristen Ashley

We are celebrating the most recent release from Kristen Ashley by participating in the blog tour! QUIET MAN is part of her Dream Man series and it is releasing as part of 1001 Dark Nights. It just went live! Check out the book trailer from the title below. Click here to grab your copy now.

 

Purchase your copy of QUIET MAN today!

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

About QUIET MAN:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley comes a new story in her Dream Man series…

Charlotte “Lottie” McAlister is in the zone. She’s ready to take on the next chapter of her life, and since she doesn’t have a man, she’ll do what she’s done all along. She’ll take care of business on her own. Even if that business means starting a family.

The problem is, Lottie has a stalker. The really bad kind. The kind that means she needs a bodyguard.

Enter Mo Morrison.

Enormous. Scary.

Quiet.

Mo doesn’t say much, and Lottie’s used to getting attention. And she wants Mo’s attention. Badly.

But Mo has a strict rule. If he’s guarding your body, that’s all he’s doing with it.

However, the longer Mo has to keep Lottie safe, the faster he falls for the beautiful blonde who has it so together, she might even be able to tackle the demons he’s got in his head that just won’t die.

But in the end, Lottie and Mo don’t only have to find some way to keep hands off until the threat is over, they have to negotiate the overprotective Hot Bunch, Lottie’s crazy stepdad, Tex, Mo’s crew of frat-boy commandos, not to mention his nutty sisters.

All before Lottie finally gets her Dream Man.

And Mo can lay claim to his Dream Girl.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

 

Add QUIET MAN to your Goodreads TBR here!

Purchase your copy of QUIET MAN today!

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

BOOK TRAILER

“OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! I FREAKING LOVED IT!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVED IT!!! This was pure Old School Vintage KA GOLD!!!”
~Aestas Book Blog

“[Kristen] Ashley captivates.”
~Publisher’s Weekly

“There is something about them [Ashley’s books] that I find crackalicious.”
~DearAuthor.com, Kati Brown

 

 


4.5 Stars!!

Rock Chick meets Dream Man series and we get Mo and Lottie. I loved the hell out of this book.

Charlotte aka Lottie McAlister is a known around Denver as Lottie Mac or Queen of the Corvette calendar. She’s also the sister of Jet who is a Rock Chick. While Lottie and her sister are close they live entirely two different lives. Lottie is single works in a gentlemen’s club and is one of the highest paid dancers. As I said above she’s a bit famous in Denver. With that fame comes some unwanted attention, it seems she’s caught a stalker. As stalker whose more than obsessed and wants to do disturbing things to her. So her boss calls in reinforcements, Hawk Delgado’s team. Hawk sends one of his best men Mo Morrison to take on the job of protection of Lottie at all costs. Mo is a tank of man. He’s a little bit scary due to his size, but he’s also got a gentle soul. He’s not one for communicating, he’s got the alpha attitude, he’s a protector through and through.

Lottie and Mo spend every waking moment together and soon feelings develop, but they can’t cross the line. Or can they? With her stalker on the loose Mo knows any kind of relationship with Lottie would be a distraction, one he’s not willing to risk. Lottie has found her dream man and she’ll do anything to hold on too him, even if it means waiting. While Hawks team hunts down the stalker, Mo and Lottie try to navigate the feelings blossoming between them, while trying to keep her safe. Will Lottie fall victim to her stalker? Or will Mo keep her safe from harm? Can they resist the pull until she’s safe?

While you don’t have to read the Rock Chick series or Dream Man series, you are introduced too all the characters from them. I have not read all the RC series, I have them but haven’t gotten around to reading all of them. I know what is wrong with me! Hawks book(Mystery Man) was my first KA story ever, so I was excited to see him in this.

This was a great read and I really enjoyed it, but I felt that there could have been a bit more suspense. Just my opinion…

I loved Lottie. She was fierce, independent, but she knew that she wanted more in life than just her dancing. She wanted her HEA and was going to take it by the balls. No was exactly what she needed. He was a perfect match for her. I like that we got a bit of a vulnerable side too him. He and Lottie fit perfectly, plus the sexual tension and chemistry was on point. Wowzers!!

This is classified as a novella, but I felt this was a normal sized read. Yes, it’s not as long as normal KA books, but it’s pretty much full length, which was a nice surprise. You get suspense, you get laughs, you get the silent alpha male that was a nice change of pace for me and a sassy heroine. Every time I read one of KA’s books, I end up loving her characters. She gives them depth, makes them feel like they are real people too me and gives me descriptions of scenes and places that allow me to visualize things so easily.

If you never read her before, this is a good book to start with. It’s sexy, funny and full of delicious men! You’ll easily see why people have fallen for her books and characters. Highly recommend this!

About KRISTEN ASHLEY:

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

 

Connect With Her:

Website | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Twitter | Bookbub

Cover & Trailer Reveal: Holding Onto Forever by Siobhan Davis & S.B. Alexander

HOF - CR banner.jpg

Secretly dating Coach Parker’s daughter was never part of the plan. Neither was becoming her dealer…

Holding Onto Forever, an all-new edgy, new adult romance from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis and S.B. Alexander is coming September 15th and we have the steamy cover!

HoldingontoForever_ecover.jpg

ADAM

Returning to my drug-dealing past wasn’t on the agenda when I accepted the full ride to play ball at Cypress U. But Mom lost her job. And my sister’s medical bills are mounting. So, I’ve no choice but to change the playbook.

When Emily walks into my life, like a fallen goddess with the ultimate power to destroy me, I know I’m screwed. I should steer clear, but I’m the one supplying her poison of choice. Falling for her is a complication I don’t need, but the more she’s around, the harder it gets to walk away. She needs me, and I crave her more than the sport I love.

Now, it’s all on the line. Including the NFL career that’s tantalizingly close.

The stakes are high, but family means everything, so I’ll take my chances.

EMILY

It’s only a problem if it’s out of control. And I have it in hand.

Except a certain a-hole discovers I’m using again, and he threatens to rat me out to my folks. Mom’s president of Cypress U, and Dad’s the illustrious football coach. Appearances mean everything to them, and I’m a continuous disappointment.

They told me I’d be out on my ass if I fell off the wagon, so keeping it a secret is my number one priority.

Until the super-hot all-star QB takes more than a passing interest in me. Adam gets me, in a way no guy ever has, filling my head with ideas of forever—and now, I want more.

Dating my dealer is a recipe for disaster, especially when it’s forbidden, but I can’t help myself.

Because I’ve fallen too deep.

And the hole is too large to crawl out of.

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2N8BdKx

Watch the Trailer:

About Siobhan

USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

sd author photo version 2

Connect with Siobhan

Subscribe to romance newsletter: http://smarturl.it/KennedyBoysList

Amazon Author Page: http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisAmazon

Author website: http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisWebsite

Goodreads profile: http://smarturl.it/SiobhanGoodreads

Facebook page: http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisFacebook

Twitter profile: http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisTwitter

Author Blog: http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisBlog

BookBub Author Page: http://smarturl.it/SiobhanDavisBookbub

About S.B.

I’m Susan Alexander, and you’ll find my books under S.B. Alexander. I’m an independent author with close to 20 titles to date. I write young adult and new adult romances that span the sub-categories of coming of age, sports, paranormal, suspense, and military fiction. My stories are emotional, angsty, and character driven.

In between writing, I spend time with my soul mate of 21 years who got a bad deal in life. Four years ago he was diagnosed with ALS. It’s a horrible disease, but we both have been making the best of life, laughing, smiling, and doing what we can together.

But writing is a great outlet for me to take my mind to another place. Plus, I have a great network of family, friends, fans, and so much more. I truly have an angel on my shoulder. My mantra is make the best of life because it’s too darn short.

I love to hear from readers and fans. Drop me a line by filling out the contact form on my website or you can email me at susan@sbalexander.com or stalk me on social media.

Connect with S.B.

Facebook: http://bit.ly/33zTiGU

Twitter: http://bit.ly/2KL1LP8

Instagram: http://bit.ly/2Z4jGFF

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Z8vN4B

BookBub: http://bit.ly/2H602CY

http://sbalexander.com