Friday, June 2, 2023

Ear of Griffith Book Blitz

 

Earl of Griffith by USA Today bestselling author Aubrey Wynne is now available. If you enjoy sweet Regency-era romance, this one's for you!


Earl of Griffith (Once Upon a Widow Book 6)

Publication Date: June 1st, 2023

Genre: Regency Romance/ Clean Romance

Sorrow and Regrets…

Lady Helen was a young, naΓ―ve girl when she gave up everything for a charismatic Irishman and eloped. Finding herself a widow after a few short years, she is disillusioned with love and raising a three-year-old daughter alone. Her homecoming will be bittersweet as she faces her family, asking forgiveness for the lies and the worry she has caused. But her first encounter in England isn’t a family member. Helen’s brother has sent a handsome Welshman to fetch her, and he soon charms both her and her daughter.

An unexpected ray of sunshine…
Conway, Earl of Griffith assumed his title and Welsh estate at birth. His world is gray, full of responsibility, and lonely. Griffith agrees to help a friend, escorting his sister from Bristol to London. At first sight, Lady Helen illuminates his dull world, and her daughter adds laughter to his life. But he senses the woman’s haunted eyes are not only from grief and wonders what secrets she holds close to her heart. As his affection turns to love, Griff must find a way to convince the beautiful widow that love is worth another chance.

Available on Amazon

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling author Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule, and barn cats. Obsessions include wine, history, travel, trail riding, and all things Christmas. Her Chicago Christmas and Regency series have received multiple awards and nominated numerous times as a Rone finalist by InD’tale Magazine.

Aubrey’s first love is medieval romance but after dipping her toe in the Regency period in 2018 with the Wicked Earls’ Club, she was smitten. This inspired her spin-off series Once Upon a Widow. In 2020, she launched the Scottish Regency series A MacNaughton Castle Romance with Dragonblade Novels. Her Regency detective series, Paddy’s Peelers, will launch early 2024.

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Thursday, June 1, 2023

Starlite Review Spotlight

 


Welcome to the book tour for Starlite! Read on for more about this book and my review! Hope you enjoy! 


Starlite is the first book that I have read by Jonathan Latt and I have to say that I really enjoyed this fun science fiction deep space novel. Prepare to be thrown into deep space when Bevil simply enters another's space craft and gets thrown into a situation that he was by no means prepared for.

Bevil is just your average guy looking to make it in deep space - without having to get married. LOL! The Jamboree is coming, and his mother is looking to marry him off. Yeah, I know. That's typically not something we see, so it's really refreshing. Bevil, as you can imagine, is not in the state of mind to settle down. So, he's hoping to dodge that particular "bullet." Well, with a twist of fate...he just might miss out. 

When money is tight, what's a guy to do? Well, asteroid belts have plenty of minerals that can be mined, you just gotta be careful. So, when Bevil sees an opportunity while doing some mining...he decides...why not? The minute the situation shifts you just KNOW that things are going to go left for him. The question simply becomes... how long before he finds himself in deep trouble? LOL! Well, it takes a little longer than you'd expect, but it unfolds how the author promises that it will. How you ask? Well, with a ship trying to kill him. Adventure ahead ladies and gentlemen! Full speed ahead, too whether he likes it or not! LOL!

Starlite is a science fiction novel that has humor sprinkled in at various places to keep the story light and with some fun while Bevil works on staying alive. Coming across Starlite takes a minute, but the development is good. You're going to appreciate how the author places explanations in the right places. A perfect example is when Bevil finds himself in deep trouble. He's going to name the trouble ahead and the question is going to pop in your head immediately - what is that? Well, just hang on because the author is going to explain it to you. 

This is a major plus for the novel because you get answers but it doesn't feel like you're being lectured. The author is giving explanations that blend in perfectly with the novel and keep you engaged to find out what happens next. 

Bevil is an interesting character. He wants to get ahead, and stay alive, (I mean - who wouldn't), but he finds himself in predicaments that could easily go wrong. You can't help but shake your head, and smile. Meeting new characters (other than the one who tries to kill him) takes a bit, but it's worth the wait. This story is like a fun puzzle that comes together little by little. So, definitely worth checking out. 

Lots of fun, danger, and some shenanigans along the way so if you're looking for a fun novel then this one is one you're not going to want to miss out on. 

4.5 out of 5 stars

Thank you to the author, Jonathan Latt, and Escapist Book Tours for the opportunity to read and review this book. I look forward to what comes next! 


                                                        Book Information:

Starlite by Jonathan Latt
Series:
Starlite
Genre: Sci-Fi
Intended Age Group: YA/15+
Pages: 360
Published: December 8, 2022
Publisher: The Chapel Perilous (Self Published)


Content/Trigger Warnings:



Shown on Page (things clearly told to the reader):

  • Gore (minor)

  • Drug use (stimulants and sedatives)

  • Self harm (once)

Alluded to (things only mentioned in passing or hinted at):

  • Rape

  • Sexual assault

  • Child abduction

  • Child abuse

  • Child harm

  • Slavery and sex trafficking

  • Minor sexism




Book Blurb:



Bevil Cyrex, adrift in space on a ship determined to kill him, stumbles across an ancient and abandoned

space station called The Starlite.

Once on board the station he sets about repairing it, with the goal of opening up for business.

Along the way he befriends a possibly sociopathic, all powerful nanite swarm, who has decided to take on the appearance and mannerisms of his grandmother.

He must also contend with being hunted by an ex-mob enforcer looking for revenge, a handful of pirates and various threats of invasion, marriage and death.

All in all, Bevil would have to admit, things were really looking up.



See Also:

(This is our attempt at a bit of fun. We ask our authors to come up with a few short, clever, possibly pop culture laden, descriptions of their books just to give a little taste of what’s to come for readers.)


Interstellar Rumshpringa • The Proper Use of Firearms in Hotel Management • Tales from a Floating Food Court



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Book Links:



Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Starlite-Jonathan-Latt/dp/B0BHLDVSSW/

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/starlite-jonathan-latt/1142978981

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/starlite-2

Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/id6445530471

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/63107723-starlite






Author Bio & Information:



Jonathan Latt was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He has lived overseas, traveled the world and has seen and done many wonderful and stupid things. He currently resides on a small farm where he spends his days writing and his nights tending to his sumptuous crop of memes. Jonathan believes in the inherent goodness within all people and that Han shot first.

He also likes pie.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JonathanLatt

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



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Baby Bank Cover Reveal

BABY BANK

Sarah Robinson

Release Date: September 19

Mila Torres is a successful divorce lawyer by day, stand-up comedian by night and by all accounts--except her mother's--living a bisexual elder millennial's dream life in Washington, DC. That is until she realizes she's only a year away from hitting the ripe old age of thirty-five and her doctor suggests at her annual pap smear that maybe she should consider freezing her eggs if she wants kids in the future. Except, she doesn't want a child in the far future...she wants a child right now.

This poses a bit of a problem since she's ten swipes past single and living Golden Girls style with two of her best friends who work on Capitol Hill and one ornery old cat. That is, until she hears a story from a friend about a free sperm bank online app called Baby Bank. A few margaritas later and Mila has swiped on over fifty sperm donors until she finds the perfect match--handsome, successful, brilliant, everything you'd want your sperm to be.

Now she's meeting him at a hotel--along with two of her best friends for back up--to complete the process. All should have gone smoothly, except when she learns that her sperm donor is the brother of the reporter that Mila has been dodging for months, and that while she originally only wanted this man's baby, she actually wants his sister, too.

In a comedic story of LGBTQIA+ romance and millennial specific drama, Mila finds that motherhood and dating are not compatible when you keep it all in the family and that the modern elder millennial maybe can't have it all.

Pre-Order Link:

https://booksbysarahrobinson.com/books/baby-bank/

Goodreads Link:

https://bit.ly/45tXtUR



Meet Sarah Robinson:

Contemporary Romances Across the Rainbow…

Sarah Robinson first started her writing career as a published poet in high school, and then continued in college, winning several poetry awards and being published in multiple local literary journals.

Never expecting to make a career of it, a freelance writing Craigslist job accidentally introduced her to the world of book publishing. Lengthening her writing from poetry to novels, Robinson published her first book through a small press publisher, before moving into self-publishing, and then finally accepting a contract from Penguin Random House two years later. She continues to publish both traditionally and indie with over 18+ novels to her name with publishers like Penguin, Waterhouse Press, Hachette, Forever, Grand Central Publishing, and more.

In her personal life, Sarah Robinson identifies as a queer, non-binary mother and is happily married to the gentle giant of her dreams. The duo have two little children and are happily living in Arlington, Virginia where Robinson also works full-time as a psychotherapist with queer individuals and couples.

To interact one-on-one with Sarah Robinson, join her very active reader group on Facebook where she interacts daily with readers and shares her life openly and honestly without shame: https://www.facebook.com/groups/robinsonsramblings

Connect with Sarah Robinson:

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TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mentallymama

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/booksby_Sarah



 

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Bad Realities Review Spotlight

Welcome to the tour for Andrew Schrader's creeptastic collection, Bad Realities. Read on for more details!

 Bad Realities is a collection of short stories of suspense, shock, and a touch of horror by Andrew Schrader. Each story is unique in it’s own way. With each one the author takes readers to twisted worlds where the apocalypse has struck, where horrors walk, and where the reality is more twisted than one would wish to truly experience.

The author gives you a taste in the blurb of his book, but what you find inside is more than what would could possibly hope for. Unless you’re looking for a lot of horrific events. Then you might be mildly disappointed, but one thing is for sure – the stories will keep you coming back for more.

Some are super short, only a couple of pages, but there is one that is a full story that gives you a beginning, middle and end. Yet it hints that there could be more.

The stories found inside this book will absolutely intrigue you. You’ll find yourself wondering about certain ones long after you’ve moved on to the next. You’ll wish that there was another one to connect back to one of the ones you’ve read previously. Just to get a little more of the characters, the scenarios told in that particular story. Some you will simply want a clarification as to what exactly is going on.

Regardless of what you find in these pages, you’ll find yourself pulled into the book and not allowed to “escape” until you have read the last page. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself wondering – could one of these be a “potential” future for our world. You just never know.

The two that stuck with me the most, I wouldn’t say that they were the most “twisted” but one for sure took me by surprise. The story titled “Family” paints such a picture that will find you smiling briefly. But the truth is a twisted reality that will take you by surprise. It’s interesting while highlighting a truth that many of us refuse to acknowledge. Technology – while a good thing, can create a twisted reality, one that better suits us, but is far from the truth.

Jack Nasty on the Wind is probably my favorite of the stories. It reminds me of another story that many of us read as children in a certain horror story collection. This particular story drew me in and kept me page-turning to find out what would happen next. The character lays out a thrilling story filled with horror, death, and fear. Part of you is going to want to dismiss it as something – nonsensical, until a particular piece of evidence is laid out for you. Then...that begins the slow jaw drop and you scooting to the edge of your seat. LOL! I loved it.

The blurb of this book is a nice teaser, but the good stuff? The really good stuff? Well, the author leaves those little gems tucked into the book for the reader to discover on their own.

No two stories in this collection are the same. Each one of them is unique and twisted. Bad realities for those who find themselves trapped inside those pages. Though, to be fair, not all of the realities are bad. Not at least in the way that we would think something is bad. There is one story that takes more a neutral stance. So you can think of that one as a – palate cleanser. Something to give you a brief refresher before you are taken and dropped into some new twisted reality.

Andrew Schrader has created a unique collection of stories that will pull at you to dive deeper. Some will tease you with the horrors that they contain in their pages. Others will have you contemplating the potential fall of the world as a whole. The one thing is for sure that these stories will have you coming back for more, and in some cases leave you with unanswered questions. Maybe one day they will be answered, maybe not. We’ll just have to see what the future holds.

For readers who enjoy books that mix of horror, post apocalypse, science fiction, and drama then this is the book to pick up. The blending of those genres in this book will have you eyeing this author for his next book to see what he brings to the table next. It will be like stepping into the Twilight Zone, but as a really good book. This is one book that I absolutely recommend if you are looking for something fun and twisted to check out. I’m sure that you’ll find something to enjoy in this novel.


5 out of 5 stars


Thank you to the author, Andrew Schrader and R&R Book Tours for the opportunity to read and review this book. I look forward to what comes next!

  

Bad Realities: Stories of Shock and Suspense

Expected Publication Date: Spring 2023

Genre: Speculative Fiction/ Horror/ Suspense/ Sci-Fi

To avoid the apocalypse, a boy must cannibalize the dead in . . . THE IMPORTANCE OF EATING ERNEST

A Tarkagen barbarian returning home to retrieve an ancient elixir faces his own worst fears in . . . HONDO RANE AND THE CITY OF ILLUSION

After World War IV, a giant, radioactive floating brain haunts the wastelands. Can a psychic girl harness her powers long enough to stop it? . . . in THE FLOATING BRAIN.

Join these poor souls and many others as they struggle to survive in worlds gone wrong. Can you handle the shock? Or will their stories leave you in a crumpled heap, screaming in vain to escape.

Now Available on Amazon and Free for KU!

About the Author

Andrew Schrader is a Los Angeles-based author and film director known for his fascination with the stranger sides of human nature. He’s directed two feature films, music videos for bands Osees, Moon-Drenched, and White Reaper, and was a script consultant on “Afterlife,” a horror series for Crypt TV.

His three-book series, What Goes On In The Walls at Night, was featured on the Reddit No Sleep podcast and twice won the Red City Review Book of the Year for fantasy and horror. He also wrote several episodes of the animated show Tig n’ SeekBad Realities is his fourth book of short stories. 

Yes, of course he loves cats.

Andrew J. Schrader









 

The Deset Heiress Cover Reveal Spotlight

 

We are thrilled to share this gorgeous cover with you all today! The Desert Heiress is the start of a brand-new series by Shoshana Rain!

                                            The Desert Heiress (The Seven Star Empire #1)

Expected Publication Date: April 6th, 2024

Genre: Why Choose Romance/ Second World Fantasy

🌡Why Choose

🌡MMMF Romance

🌡Slow-Burn 

🌡Magic

🌡Spicy

🌡Guaranteed HEA at the End of Series

Nothing will stop Lis from regaining her family's power—not even the three tempting men standing in her way.

In the desert port of Cenefra, the Sun Rose is life blood. A magic plant with the ability to grant people greater abilities. Sale of the plant is strictly forbidden, its growth restricted only to farms owned by the Empire's shipping company.

Liseya Moroeste has only ever wanted one thing: to run the syndicate smuggling it. But her family has been cut off for over a century, forced to advise but never lead. When the government cracks down on all illegal export, Lis is ready to seize her chance.

To do so, she must best her three rivals. Filip, Deo and Adrian each want to court her, control her, cajole her into doing what they want.

Liseya finds herself drawn into their complicated web, but to survive, she must learn if she can trust them, or if she must cut them down before they can do the same to her.

The Desert Heiress is the first book in The Seven Star Empire Series. It is a slow burn, MMMF why choose, second world fantasy with steamy scenes and a guaranteed HEA at the end of the series. It contains both MM and FF scenes, and involves the FMC in a relationship before getting involved with her main love interests.

Pre-Order

About the Author

A lover of mythology, sexy romances, and heroines who give as good as they get, Shoshana knew she wanted to write fantasy romance since reading Kushiel’s Dart. When she’s not writing, she’s hanging out with her cat and trying to keep her garden alive in the harsh desert summer.

Shoshana Rain

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Grace Summit Spotlight

 


We are happy to share Denise Roma's novel Grace Summit with you all today! Read on for more details!

                                                                        Grace Summit

Publication Date: September 2022

Genre: NA College Romance/ FF Romance (slightly literary bent)

Ann, Amelia, and Jackie arrive at Grace Summit Bible College with their own particular heartbreaks. Ann is lonely and hungry for belonging, Amelia is broken from abuse and separation from her child, and Jackie is searching for friendships to sustain her.

Ann and Amelia find the connection they seek in one another, but they must navigate the college’s religious mandates and eventually, the passage of decades. It is during those passing years that Jackie comes to understand the influence Amelia’s and Ann’s love story has had on her own life.

Grace Summit explores the lives of women coming of age in the late ’80s, navigating their places in a changing world. Giving each woman a voice to reflect on her story, it weaves together attraction, love, religion, and finally, aging, illness, and loss. It’s an achingly beautiful novel that spans cities and lifetimes, capturing the intensity of first loves and women’s friendships.

 Available on Amazon



About the Author

You can find Denise Roma’s poetry in After Hours, a Chicago journal of literature and visual art, and short fiction in the online literary journal Thread and the New Town Writer’s Off the Rocks magazine. Grace Summit is her first novel.





Friday, May 26, 2023

Trucker Release Day Blitz

 

                                                    Tattooed bad boys and motorcycles?

Happy publication day and congratulations to Lottie Berki on the release of the next book in the Flying Panthers MC series!

Trucker (Flying Panthers MC #2)

Publication Date: May 26th, 2023

Genre: MC Romance/ Spicy Romance

The timing is never wrong when you fall for someone who takes you on an exhilarating, passionate, fear-defying ride at full throttle.

Phill—or “Trucker,” as he is known to his fellow Flying Panthers Motor Club members—has always lived and breathed for one thing—his biker family. Handlebar, Smokey, Knuckles, and the rest of his group live hard, party harder, and put their lives on the line to defend their territory.

The Flying Panthers have “shipments” to make, but they also run a successful security business that is slowly but surely leading them in a more “legit” direction. Despite their success, their safety is constantly under threat, since a rival MC—the Monster Heads—will stop at no cost to sabotage their work and claim part of the territory that has cost the Panthers blood, sweat, and tears to possess.

In the midst of this tense environment, Trucker—who has always been a ladies’ man —meets someone who turns his life around. He knows from the moment he gazes into her beautiful green eyes and takes in her curvy figure that he won’t be able to resist her.

Chloe is the new waitress at Laura’s diner. She has moved to this part of town to get away from an abusive ex who simply won’t take “no” for an answer.

The last thing she expects is to fall in love—until Trucker walks in and gives her a look that ignites a deep desire she has never felt before.

Meanwhile, Trucker and the Panthers are called upon to fight their fiercest battle against the Monsters—or risk losing everything they have worked so hard to achieve.

Trucker is an exciting tale of love, lust, and power. Will Trucker and Chloe ever find the blissful life they dream of? Or will their enemies dash their hopes of building a future together?

Available on Amazon

About the Author

She loves writing contemporary steamy romances that make you feel so many different emotions throughout her books!

She loves to go for long walks on the beach or the woods, she finds that fresh air gives her great inspiration. Also loved to sit and watch people pass by and visit different places and go back home and create beautiful steamy romances!

Lottie Berki

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