Book Reviews, New Releases, Release Day/New Release

Sweet Rivalry – Release Day


Ryder Rodgers had a plan.

He was going to stride into the conference room, do the required song and dance over the next five days, and win the biggest contract of his career. But when he walked in and heard the voice of one of his competitors, all his plans were shot to hell.

Harper Denton. She was always on top. In college. First in their class. Always using every advantage to edge him out to win the coveted positions. The only one who could beat him. His academic rival. More like a constant thorn in his side. And his ego’s.

When he heard her voice, he was brought back to years before. To the bitter taste of being second best. But the woman who meets his gaze is nothing like the drab wallflower he used to know. Hell no. She was all woman now: curves, confidence, and staggering sex appeal. And no doubt, still brilliant.

The fact that she’s gorgeous and bright won’t distract him. This time, Ryder’s determined to be the one on top. But not if Harper can help it.

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Don’t Speak – Release Day ♥

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From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery comes a new twist on a beloved fairytale.

In this modern retelling of The Little Mermaid, a fisherman’s daughter from an Outer Banks island untouched by time, meets the son of the North Carolina governor at a fancy party where she is working.

Laire, who wants more from life than her little island can offer, is swept away by wealthy, sophisticated Erik, who is, in turn, entranced by her naiveté and charm. The two spend a whirlwind summer together that ends on the knife-point of heartbreak and forces them to go their separate ways.

Years later, when fate finds them together once again, they will discover the terrifying depth of the secrets they kept from each other, and learn that shattered hearts can only be healed by a love that willfully refuses to die.

All novels Katy Regnery’s ~a modern fairytale~ collection are written as fundraisers. 10% of the e-book sales for in March and April 2017 will be donated.

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Don’t Speak is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection, which includes six standalone, completely unrelated novels inspired by beloved fairy tales:

The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) – available now
Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) – available now
Ginger’s Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) – available now
Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot) – available now
Don’t Speak (The Little Mermaid) – available TODAY!
Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) – available late-2017


About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.

Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.

Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller.

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Book Reviews

Hooked on a Fun Romcom


Jerk Bait,The Sloane Spadowski Series Book 1 (Series)
by Emigh Cannady (Author)

This review is from: February 26, 2017 By Kay Daniels (ePub Edition-Goodreads)

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Jerk Bait is a contemporary romcom that was fun to read, especially after some of the heavier, emotional books that have filled my ereader of late.

Sloane Spadowski is a woman who never does anything permanently; jobs or men. Working as a temp has allowed her to mash both of those things into one; find a new temporary relationship while working a new temporary job is like fishing in a fully stocked pond. When the job is over so is the relationship, catch and release. Perfect.

When she begins her new temp job, working for Andy Anderson, he’s like no one she’s ever met. She throws out all the bait and just as he seems to take a bite, he swims away right as she thinks he’s ready to be caught. It’s frustrating, yet still intriguing and keeps her coming back for more.

Emigh Cannaday has a writing style that is unique and made the reading very fast paced. It made Slone seem like she had ADD, yet never once was I lost in the storyline. Jerk Bait is funny and clever. It does move beyond flirty a little faster than I was expecting for a work place romance, but once you understand how Slone is, it was easy to forgive her behavior and go along with the story.

Jerk Bait is book 1 in a series that is left with a cliffhanger, so buckle in for more Slone antics as she tries to figures out what is going on with Andy Anderson and his mysterious friend Barbie, what is going on with his home life, and what happens when he leaves work in book 2.

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MISTER MONEYBAGS (a NEW standalone novel)
Release date 4/10/2017

A Contemporary Romance Novel by:
New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Authors Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

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Pucked Off – Release Day

pucked-offI’m NHL defenseman Lance Romero, AKA Lance “Romance.”

I’m notorious for parties and excess. I have the most penalty minutes in the league. I get into the most fights. I take the most hits. I’m a player on and off the ice. I’m the one women with no inhibitions want.

Not because I like the notoriety, but because I don’t know how to be any other way.

I have secrets. Ones I shared with the wrong person, and she used them against me. Sometimes she still does. I should cut ties. But she makes it difficult, because she’s the kind of bad I deserve.

At least that’s what I believed until someone from my past gets caught up in my present. She’s all the good things in this world. She lights up my dark.

I shouldn’t want her.

But I do.

I should leave her alone.

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Cover Reveal-More Than You Need

More Than You Need (More Than Words, Book 2) by Shayla Black 

Releasing June 13, 2017

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I’m Griffin Reed—cutthroat entrepreneur and competitive bastard. Trust is a four-letter word and everyone is disposable…except Britta Stone. Three years ago, she was my everything before I stupidly threw her away. I thought I’d paid for my sin in misery—until I learned we have a son. Finding out she’s engaged to a bore who’s rushing her to the altar pisses me off even more. I intend to win her back and raise our boy. I’ll have to get ruthless, of course. Luckily, that’s one of my most singular talents.

Sixty days. That’s what I’m asking the gritty, independent single mother to give me—twenty-four/seven. Under my roof. And if I have my way, in my bed. Britta says she wants nothing to do with me. But her body language and passionate kisses make her a liar. Now all I have to do is coax her into surrendering to the old magic between us. Once I have her right where I want her, I’ll do whatever it takes to prove I more than need her.

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MORE THAN WANT YOU (More Than Words, Book 1)
Coming April 11th!


I’m Maxon Reed—real estate mogul, shark, asshole. If a deal isn’t high profile and big money, I pass. Now that I’ve found the property of a lifetime, I’m jumping. But one tenacious bastard stands between me and success—my brother. I’ll need one hell of a devious ploy to distract cynical Griff. Then fate drops a luscious redhead in my lap who’s just his type.

Sassy college senior Keeley Kent accepts my challenge to learn how to become Griff’s perfect girlfriend. But somewhere between the makeover and the witty conversation, I’m having trouble resisting her. The quirky dreamer is everything I usually don’t tolerate. But she’s beyond charming. I more than want her; I’m desperate to own her. I’m not even sure how drastic I’m willing to get to make her mine—but I’m about to find out.

Book Reviews

Beautiful Twist On An Old Fairytale

Don’t Speak; A Modern Fairytale (A Collection)
by Katy Regnery (Author)

This review is from: February 12, 2017 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥

Don’t Speak is a New Adult novel releasing February 27th

It is a story completely based in reality, but has flares of the classic The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson woven throughout the tale. Why would I mention this right off the bat? I wouldn’t want anyone picking up this book and thinking they are delving into a prince meeting a mermaid out of water story and quickly being disappointed. Instead this is about a girl from a remote island, a fishing community to be exact, who meets a governors son, the mere equivalent of a prince today, and the roller coaster of emotions and what it means when a boy from the land falls in love with a girl from the sea. You will love it, here is the synopsis:

Erik Rexford was born into wealth. It was known since the day he was born what he was going to do with his life, if only Erik was just as thrilled with that path as his parents were. He’d always played by the rules, done what he was told, that was until he met Laire the summer before his senior year of college. She awoke something in him and somehow made him wished for a different life. When he was with her everything was better, it was them against the world. He’d find a way to make it work once the summer ended, he just hoped Laire trusted him and loved him enough to stay with him.

Laire Cornish was from a small island where things didn’t change. She wanted more out of life than to be a fishermans daughter and then a fishermans wife. It wasn’t a bad life, just not the life for her. She wanted to go to college and to become a fashion designer, which was something her family would never understand. When she meet Erik her world tilted on its axis. She’d never known or experienced something all consuming, he made her daring and her heart race. It had to be love. She had to trust that everything would work out when Erik left for school in the fall. Their love would find a way just as long as her family didn’t find out.


I’d love to say everything ties up in a beautiful bow and the story ends right there, but this is why this particular book was amazing.

Without giving much more away, because seriously this book was a roller coaster of awesomeness when it came pulling at your heartstrings, but you will need to experience them for yourself. However, what I want to tell you is this, where many other authors fall short in storytelling is in the ending of a book. When a reader is reading and we are good and hooked into a glorious storyline something happens and before we know it the story comes to an abrupt halt. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve looked back and wondered if I somehow skipped over chapters or pages by mistake. 

Don’t Speak will not leave you with that feeling.

The story starts at the beginning; you learn who the characters are, who they become, what happens to them, and ends with a perfect HEA. I LOVED IT!

This has been my second New Adult read this month and I’m quickly becoming a fan of this genre. It might be the nostalgia of how big I remember my dreams were at that age and both authors I’ve read this month have done a suburb job of helping me relive that. So Katy Regnery will not be a one time author read for me. I look forward to picking up more of her in the future.

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No Faking, This is Why I Read 

Fake Fiancée (Standalone Novel)
by Ilsa Madden-Mills (Author)

This review is from: February 7, 2017 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition)
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥

Fake Fiancée is a new adult novel that combines the true heart of romance storytelling along with the sexy swagger of young love. It is yummy and delicious with the right amount of build up that draws you in so deeply you care about both hero and heroine achieving their goals. This was my first Madden-Mills book, but it won’t be my last. I loved Fake Fiancée from start to finish so I’ll be adding Ilsa Madden-Mills to my “need to read more of this author” list.

Max Kent is the star quarterback heading into his senior year of college. There is buzz talk of him receiving the Heisman trophy which would definitely mean the NFL in his future. If Max played his cards right and didn’t screw up he’d have a real shot towards everything he’s worked for. And when Max wanted something there wasn’t much he wouldn’t do to reach his goal. His last long term girlfriend almost screwed up his winning season last year, so when Sunny shows up on his doorstep the first day of class he sees a great opportunity and runs with it.

Sunny Blaine was a long way from where she’d run from several years ago. With little to her name she was attending college, taking care of her grandmother, working to pay for school and frankly she didn’t have time for stupid, inconsiderate jocks. Miffed when a football groupie totaled her car, she had no qualms about letting the football jock who was basically an accessory to the crime (at least in Sunny’s book) hear about it. What she wasn’t prepared for was the instant connection that came after and the ridiculous proposal that shortly ensued.

Max and Sunny find a kindred spirit in each other, which quickly blossoms into friendship. When their friendship begins to burn into something more than they can handle will the inferno burn them and kill what they’ve built while they sit hopelessly on the sidelines watching it blaze out of control? Are they strong enough to make it through anything together?

Sometimes there really is a bigger plan.
Sometimes there really is that one person.
Sometimes true love finds you no matter what.

Max and Sunny were such a delight to read. I really didn’t want the story to end. For me, if I had a perfect description for what New Adult romance is, Fake Fiancée would be it. It captures the essence of youth, the budding relationship and choices young lovers make creating the pitfalls that happen when we doubt ourselves. 

I can tell you, pick up this enjoyable read now, you won’t regret it.

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Losing My Virginity to Romance – Part 3

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Losing My Virginity to Romance-Part 3

It wasn’t long before I found the very book I’d held in my hand earlier that week.

Nervously I walked up to the check out counter, handed the librarian my card, the sinful book that I tried to hide by adding other less sinful books to my pile and tried not to look too suspicious. You know basically looking very suspicious.


You see I grew up in a small town a place where everyone knew everybody. As the librarian began scanning my books, stamping the inside cover with a return date, I was hoping that she didn’t notice my sinfully covered book before I made it out of the library. But much more important than leaving unnoticed was that she never mention my new interest in lust and history, yeah, history. That was it. I was just a history buff looking to tap into some…..buff…sexy….historical figures. 

Oh who was I kidding? Librarians took some sort of Hippocratic oath and were not allowed to tattletale about young girls checking out bodice-ripping-rakish books, right?

Librarians, Raise your right hand: I promise not to call one’s mother when losing one’s virginity to romance novels. (Or something like that.)

Once I had the book in hand, along with the others that I knew would not forever stain my permanent library record, that is a thing, right? I left feeling giddy as a school girl. Oh, that’s right. I was a school girl.


Anyway, I quickly headed home to devour my new read and can I just tell you, popping my cherry….oh, ah…..well, it was AMAZING! 

Sure, everyone has a different first time experience. Mine was quick and probably went a lot faster than I would have liked. Oops. I probably shouldn’t have let that slip, but I just couldn’t help myself. The entire experience was just so darn delicious I couldn’t help myself. I tore through the….pages and couldn’t stop until daybreak the next day.

Oh, he was so worth it.


Drag your mind from the gutter….I’m talking about my first romance novel. Sigh, it still gets me all swoony just remembering it.

I quickly became an addict. Craving the next book like a druggie needs their fix. Overcoming my fear of discovery, I checked out books from the library faster than they could get them in and soon faster than authors could write them. It wasn’t long until I branched out beyond historical romances and discovered an entire world that belonged to the romance genre.

My inner science-fiction geek found I loved time traveling rakes just as much as my historical rakes. A fantastical world where vampires ruled and soothed my inner freak. My adventurous side loved meeting the men who served our country or spied on others. It was a beginning and I loved every man who brought out every facet of me.


I think what I enjoy most about reading each flavor of romance is that no matter what adventure I decide to take, at the end of the day I still enjoy the renewed feelings of what I was looking for when I was just a child. Love. The basic principle that; Love cures all things, fixes all things and with love everything is right in the world.

Yes, I’m an incurable romantic at heart and it is why I will continue to read romance books until the day I wither and fade away, but until then, each new discovery is like unlocking Pandora’s box and I’m so excited to see what delicious man is going to jump out.


Thank you for joining me on my Pandora adventure.

Keep reading, keep writing, and good fortune.

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Losing My Virginity to Romance – Part 2

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Losing My Virginity to Romance-Part 2

I was still in high school when I was introduced to my first true love. I can remember the moment like it was yesterday.

I was in study hall when a girl I knew sat down across the table from me. There was a paperback book atop the pile of books she was carrying and it was the cover that drew my attention first. A man was standing behind a woman, her bodice haven fallen mostly down her torso. A look of passion upon her face, a look of longing upon the man’s face. It drew up a yearning in myself something I couldn’t quite explain, but knew I wanted.


I asked if I could take a closer look at what she was reading and she handed the book over to me. I felt giddy as the book slipped between my fingers. Of course I took a moment to study the delicious cover at closer inspection before turning the book over to read the book synopsis.

Once I read the jacket cover I had the greatest temptation to flee with the book and never return it. I desperately wanted to know what happened to reform a rake from his rakish ways. I had to know why the woman looked so, so wanting. The story sounded sinful and wonderful at the same time.


It basically came down to—I had to get my hands on that eye candy of a man so he could pop my cherry. I mean….I really wanted to read what I felt I’d been missing in my life. I needed to find out all I could about men because frankly I hadn’t had much luck, so perhaps the woman who was getting her clothes ripped off would be able to help me. Figuratively speaking of course. 


I hated thinking I had to give the book back. I’m pretty sure I caressed the cover a few more times before I handed the book back, (not creepy at all) but hand it back I did, reluctantly. But not before I made a note of the author so I could find it at the library.


Side note—Back 100 years ago when I was a teenager I didn’t have a computer, or Amazon, or any of the other convenient ways to just download or buy a book. So heading to the local library was the only way to find the book I wanted to read and head there I did.

Stay tuned for next time—

Losing My Virginity to Romance-Part 3

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Losing My Virginity to Romance

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Losing My Virginity to Romance-Part 1

My love affair with romance began back farther than I can remember. What I do recall is the very thought of being in love as an idealistic notion that sent hearts into my eyes and my thoughts day dreaming of white knights. I knew that love righted all wrongs and I couldn’t wait until the day that the man of my dreams rode up on his white horse and swept me off my feet.


I know, completely cliché, but I was a young girl and these were my dreams. This was of course before I  was thrust into the cruel dating world and I found out how boys truly were, but I’m getting ahead of myself.

My pre-teen years were spent reading various high school series where the awkward girl always wins over the brooding bad boy. She gets amazing friends and all is right with the world. I wasn’t old enough to know reality didn’t quite work that way, yet.


By the time I was an actual angsty teenager I was dying to meet my bad boy heartthrob. The man who would look past my horrible hair-do, braces, and budding awkwardness and fall deeply in love with the real me.

Um……yeah, that so did not happen.

Instead, I lusted after the wrong boys, well, I suppose I was following the advice I’d been reading up to that point. However, the boys in my life had not been reading the manuals as per instructed. They were supposed to change and sweep me off my feet and there would be happily ever after endings for everyone right?

Sadly, no. I suffered teenage heartbreak, turmoil and humiliation. I do believe that part of teenagedom I nailed to a tee. I don’t think I read the correct books to prepare me for this.

So, in between all the angst and hot wrong boys who bruised my ticker, this was the time where I actually did meet my one true love. He came in the form of a bodice ripping, redeemable rake, who was on the cover of a historical romance book. Oh, how my world changed the day I was introduced to my first romance novel. I’ve never been the same since he took my virginity.


Stay tuned for next time—

Losing My Virginity to Romance-Part 2

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