New Releases, Release Day/New Release

New Release – Twisted Fate

Title: Twisted Fate
A Southern Devotion Series Standalone
Author: Amy K. McClung
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 4, 2018


Two love stories. Two lost souls. Two fates, twisted together.

Old habits are hard to break when lust factors in. Angel is celebrating her sobriety and making changes in her life. Surrounded by happily married couples, she realizes how much she wants to fall in love. Angel meets her match in more ways than one.

Cameron has been working behind the scenes, manipulating fate to help his friends find their happiness. But as he works to make everyone else happy, he’s hiding his own pain. So focused on concealing the truth, his relationship with Gavin suffers because of it.

Join Angel and Cameron in the spectacular conclusion of Amy K. McClung’s The Southern Devotion series, as this group of friends battle to find their happily ever afters.


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Amy McClung was born in Nashville, TN. She is the second oldest of four girls and occasionally suffers from middle child syndrome. She met the love of her life online in August of 2004, on his birthday of all days, and married him in September 2005. Currently they have no human children only the room full of colorful robots that transform into vehicles and the large headed Pop Funko’s who represent their favorite characters. Collecting movies, shotglasses, Pop Funkos, and dust bunnies are some of her favorite pastimes. She began writing in September of 2011 and independently published her first YA novel called Cascades of Moonlight, Book one of the Parker Harris Series the following May. Her first book was a means of therapy for her as it enabled her to escape reality for a while during a difficult transition in her life.



Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance

Review – Unbreak My Heart

Unbreak My Heart (Standalone)
by Lauren Blakely (Author)

This review is from: August 4, 2018 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥

A heartbreakingly beautiful story that had my crying through the entire book.
Where I could make notations, all I could do was leave crying emoji’s and hearts. I was at a loss for words, choked up crying, and loving the poetic moment all at the same time.
Lauren Blakely broke me and at the same time unbroke my heart. To say this is like nothing I’ve read before would be an understatement, but there it is.

Andrew Peterson is in mourning. Deep in grief over the loss of his brother. It’s been just the two of them for several years having lost their parents in an accident when Andrew was still a teenager. This makes the loss of his brother completely devastating, leaving him feeling bereft and alone.
Everyone deals with grief in their own way and on their own timeline, but Andrew isn’t sure how to cope with the hole in his heart and the nothingness that he feels. When he lost his parents he had his brother to lean on, now he has no one and the weight of his grief is so heavy I physically ached for him.

“Figuring out how Ian was the most joyful when he was dying. Because I’m living, and I sure as hell don’t feel anything but empty.”

When a letter arrives from Japan with the first clue into how Ian spent his last few months alive, it
set out to only raise questions for Andrew, but it was also the first time Andrew felt something. The first time he doesn’t feel numb, he sees it as a sign to go to Japan and seek answers from his brothers girlfriend and hopefully mend the giant hole in his heart. Perhaps once he has his answers he’ll be healed and finally be able to move on from all the pain he’s felt. He’ll be whole once again. He sees a light at the end of a very dark tunnel.

“I’m with all these people, but I’m still alone.”

This is only part of the story, a huge part because Andrew is a broken man and has to find how to mend himself first before he can ever move forward with his life, but within that he also has another story twisted into his grief.

Holland St. James is the love of Andrew’s life, but they had to walk away from one another three years ago. Both Holland and Andrew had degrees to finish and unfortunately that took place on different continents. Now that Andrew is headed to Japan he asks Holland to join him on his adventure, it’s where she’s been for the past few years and she knows the area better than any tour guide. With her by his side she may be the light he needs to drag him out of the darkness. However, Holland is leary of being Andrew’s crutch and is only willing to go as his sidekick, nothing more. He had to give her up once, he’s not sure he’ll be strong enough to give her up again if she doesn’t stay with him. She’s the only thing good he has right now and she makes him happy. He’s walking a slippery slope, but she’s worth the risk.

“Everyone I have loved is gone. Except her. Holland is the before and the after.”

Will Andrew finally get the answers he needs and be free or will he still be a broken man once his time is up and he has to go home?

If anything, for me, this book requires a lot of tissues, but also reaffirmed how important it is to enjoy life to its fullest, tell or even show the people in your life how much you love or appreciate them, and never forget how precious life is.
Be kind, be grateful, be thankful. Thank you for this beautiful story to remind of me this.

“Life is short. Make it count. Don’t have any regrets.”

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Blog Tour, Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Excerpt/Teaser Share, New Releases

Blog Tour – Protected


Their first chance at love ended in heartbreak

Wade Rycroft fell in love with Geneva Harris when she was the smartest girl in his class. The rodeo star and the shy academic made for an odd pair, but their chemistry was undeniable. They made plans to get married after high school. Those plans changed when Genny broke his heart. Joining the Army gave him a chance to leave that life behind. News that Genny married the town’s golden boy let Wade know that he could never go home again.

A chance encounter rekindles an old flame

Fifteen years later, he’s found his place in the world and tried to forget the woman who left him standing in the rain. After leaving the Army he forged a new life as a bodyguard at McKay-Taggart, but he still feels incomplete. When his brother’s wedding brings him home to Broken Bend, Texas, he walks into a storm of scandal. Genny’s marriage has dissolved, the town has turned against her, and someone is making threats. Seeing her again reawakens feelings he thought were long gone, and he worries that staying close enough to help her could be too much to bear.

Their reunion just might kill them both

After an attempt is made on Genny’s life, Wade can’t refuse to help her. Watching over her day and night, it’s clear that having her back in his life could be the thing to finally make him whole. When the danger follows them back to Dallas, their second chance at love could be over before it even begins.


Coming to other retailers October 29, 2018

Read Kay’s Review: Protected


“Don’t. Don’t tell me how to feel. I know you’ve worked through this, but I don’t know how to.”

“It helps to admit that we were all children back then.”

“My mother wasn’t.” He needed to talk about this with her.

“No, but she wasn’t the same after your dad died. She was lost and I’ve forgiven her,” she replied quietly. “You can’t spend your life being angry.”

“You’re angry with me.”

For a moment he thought she would ignore him. Then she turned to him, her eyes shining in the moonlight. “Maybe. It’s hard to figure out how I feel about you. For a long time, I dreamed about you at night. You were the only man I ever loved. Brock killed that. I think he might have killed the part of me that can love someone other than my son. I didn’t feel a lot when my father passed. But then he was the one who told me to suck it up. I went to him after Brock hit me the first time. He told me to not make my husband mad.”

“Genny, he should have killed him. I would have. God, I should have.” That sorrow that had been building inside him threatened to spill over. Anger was there, but it was overshadowed by the terrible pain he felt at the thought of her being alone and afraid.

“It’s funny,” she said, studying him in the silvery light. “I went over pretty much every possible scenario I could, and this wasn’t the way I thought you would handle it. It’s why it took forever for me to talk to you. I thought you would either not care at all or that you would be so angry you went after everyone. I hesitated because I thought I might unleash a beast.”

He could give her this. Since the moment he’d learned the truth, he’d genuinely forced himself to think about how he reacted. It would be selfish to act out in anger when she needed him to be calm, to think about what was best for her. The drive from Broken Bend to Dallas with Ash had made that clear to him. They needed someone who would thoughtfully protect them, not a raging animal who fed his own needs. “You’ve had enough anger in your life. It’s there. God, it’s there, but I swear I won’t act on it because I won’t do anything that could hurt you. I’ll try to handle him in every legal way I can and if I have to take him out, I’ll do it in a way that can never come back on any of us. You don’t need my rage. You do need me though.”

“I don’t want to.”

“Because you think I’ll let you down again.” It wasn’t a question.

“Because I don’t want to love anyone again,” she admitted.



NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog int eh world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.