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Review – Ember by Emma Renshaw

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Ember; The Burn Series #1 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Emma Renshaw

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There are so many feels wrapped up in this book that is so well written. Ember is a story that will make you believe in fate and that happy endings are possible for everyone.

First of all, the title is brilliant. Ember is not only a title, but it is also a theme that carries throughout the story.

The story begins ten years in the past when Gunner was eighteen and tragedy strikes. A bonfire accident kills and hurts several people, including Gunner and his best friend, changing the course of the so many lives that fateful night. Gunner doesn’t step back into his hometown for over a decade due to this accident, but he does go on to fulfill his and his best friends dream of playing MLB, but at what cost? Losing friends, harding ever seeing his mother, living with regret, feelings of loss. When he returns home Gunner knows he has a lot to make up for, what he didn’t expect was to feel a burning attraction for a single mother, Delilah and her son, Tucker. He has a lot on his plate, moving back to focus on his mother’s health, trading to a new team, making amends. Does he have time for a relationship?

Delilah isn’t Tucker’s biological mother, but she has raised him from day one, the unfortunate part, she hasn’t made it legal. Her cousin abandoned Tucker after birth and Delilah has been raising Tucker since. Delilah has been there for every bruise, scrap, late night sickness, etc… Tucker doesn’t know any difference and except for the nine months he was carried, Delilah is his mother. Unfortunately, her cousin says she now wants him back. This is all takes place when Gunner comes to town and guess who Tucker’s favorite baseball player is? Gunner. Luckily, Tucker has a distraction while Delilah can deal with her cousin, but who will distract her while the ember of lust burns within her over the hot baseball player?

Their attraction is instant, but their relationship is slow burning and grows organically. Gunner isn’t in town looking for love and Delilah isn’t looking for someone to jump in and out of their lives given her situation. Both of them know the stakes of the game and don’t want to incinerate in them. Their passion boils slowly, but it almost seems inevitable that it will ignite no matter what they do.

Ember is beautiful how it grapels with pain, loss, grief, and love.

Synopsis:

One night changed an entire town.

Ten years ago, I left Hawk Valley.

I never planned to return. Not to the regrets. The bitter memories. The guilt.

My baseball career gave me both the excuse and the money I needed to start over. Then my mom called, and I found myself headed back to the one place I swore I wouldn’t step foot again.

Meeting Delilah wasn’t part of the plan. Falling in love with her adorable son was even less so. And yet, what’s brewing between us is too intense to be denied. The unexpected passion is almost enough to distract us from the crumbling of both our worlds.

But even as the sparks fly, someone is waiting in the shadows to burn it all down.

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Cover Reveal – Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend by Lauren Blakely

 

DEAR SEXY EX-BOYFRIEND by Lauren Blakely
Release Date: June 25th
Photographer: Maurizio Montani
Model: Petar Rasic
Designer: Helen Williams

 

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Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend, an all-new sexy, fake fiancé, friends-to-lovers romantic comedy standalone by #1 New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Blakely is releasing June 25th!!

 

PREORDER TODAY AT THE SPECIAL DISCOUNT PRICE OF $2.99!!

In light of the current situation, Lauren is temporarily lowering all of her preorder prices! Lauren will also be donating 10% of all sales (including pre-orders) to Feeding America for the next three months from ALL of her new releases that come out in April, May and June (this includes Dear Sexy Ex Boyfriend).

 

Feeding America is a U.S Hunger relief organization that is helping US food banks with a response to the Covid-19 impact.

 

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Blurb:

Let me just say — none of this was supposed to happen.

I didn’t expect the letter to go viral. I didn’t think anyone would figure out who Dear Sexy Ex was. And I especially never thought he would find out about it.

Yeah, bit of a miscalculation there.

But see, I need the money to fund my brand new venture. And Dear Sexy Ex, well, it turns out he needs me to save his business.

By becoming his fake fiancée.

Yup, that’s the pickle I find myself in — pretending to be madly in love with the charming, brilliant, and utterly infuriating man known as Dear Sexy Ex.

 

Only, it’s not an act. And he can never know.

 

 

 

About the Author:
A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, ultra-steamy romance for her Lauren Blakely After Dark line. She’d love to give you a free book today!

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Blog Tour - 2020, Excerpt/Teaser Share, New Releases, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2020

Blog Tour – Wicked Ever After by Shayla Black

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“Shayla Black’s books are a must-read.”
—Lora Leigh, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Wicked Ever After, the sexy and emotional conclusion to the Wicked and Devoted Duet by New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black, is available now

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He’s dangerous. She’s his—even if he scares her. But once he unravels her secrets,

he’ll risk everything to claim her for good.

Sniper Pierce “One-Mile” Walker nearly had everything he ever wanted—until a fateful mission stripped it all away. Now an outcast, he’s forced to watch the off-limits beauty who stole his heart slip through his fingers. Left with nothing but revenge, he’s determined to defeat evil and win her back. But when he learns she’s planning a future without him, he vows he’ll break every rule and defy all odds to make her his again—forever.

Brea Bell was always a good girl…until Pierce Walker. Despite everyone’s warnings, she gave the rough warrior her body—and her heart. When she receives news that shatters her world, he devastates her by walking away. Terrified of losing all she’s ever known, Brea tucks away her dreams and commits to a “safe” future. Then Pierce appears in the dead of night, challenging and seducing her. Brea isn’t sure she can trust him…but she also can’t say no.

Angry and betrayed, he leaves to pursue vengeance, while her sins are exposed to the world, forcing her to fight painful battles. Can Brea and Pierce conquer the dangers that threaten their happily ever after…or will fate wrench them apart forever?

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Excerpt

Brea trailed the hostess through the dim restaurant. Pierce dropped his hot palm on the small of her back all the way to a booth in one dark corner. She sat and slid in on one side. Instead of sitting on the other, he plopped next to her, nudging her almost against the wall, his big body pressed against hers from shoulder to knee.

She shivered. “What are you doing?”

“Being as close as possible so I can kiss you whenever I want. And touch your pussy. That’s important, too.” He winked.

Fire scalded her blood, battling her embarrassment. “You can’t do that here.”

“Why not? I’ll keep it under the table. No one but us will know. Well, unless you scream.”

With him touching her, chances were high that she would. Brea blushed.

It was impossible to tell from his grin if he was serious.

“Do I have to set ground rules? No touching my private parts in public.”

“Ah, c’mon. I probably won’t get to touch you later tonight. Don’t take one of my favorite toys from me.”

“My girl bits are not a toy.”

“But I love to play with them.” His black eyes danced as he leaned in to brush kisses along her neck. And then he dropped a hand on her thigh.

Apparently he was serious.

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About Shayla

Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly eighty novels. For over twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years.

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

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New Release – THE NINTH INNING by J. Sterling

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“This is sports romance at its best! I was hooked from the first page!” Claire Contreras, New York Times bestselling author

The Ninth Inning, an all-new standalone sports romance from New York Times bestselling author J. Sterling, is available now!

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Cole Anders is in his last season at Fullton State. If he doesn’t get drafted this year, he’ll be forced to hang up his cleats for good. It’s not something he’s ready to do.

To prove he’s serious about his final season, he’s given up girls. No more casual hookups, dates or one-night stands. But there’s one girl who has always refused to give up on him. One girl who has been there since the start of Freshman year. One girl he stupidly assumed would always be waiting for him when he got off the field, no matter how long it took.

Christina’s had enough of Cole pushing her aside for baseball. She’s grown tired of waiting for him to see what she’s known since they were freshmen… that they are good together. She’s finally moved on- for good this time.

Cole has other ideas, but she refuses to cave. It’s not her problem if he wants her now. Too little too late.

There comes a point in your life when you have to stop the incessant merry-go-round and just get off the ride, right? Try telling that to Cole.

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JSterlingAbout J. Sterling

My goal is to write books that you can get lost in and stories that will leave you with a smile and a full heart. If you can forget about the real world while you’re reading and fall in love with my characters, then I’ve done my job. A lot of what I write has real life aspects in it, but that’s what makes the stories so relatable- the fact that they could happen to anyone… and have!

I live in California with my son, Blake. If you can’t find me sitting behind a computer screen, then there’s a good chance I’m sitting in the bleachers of a baseball stadium watching him play. I love traveling to new places, meeting my readers and spending time with the love of my life, my very own second chance romance, who inspires me daily.

I know you have a million books to choose from and I am humbled, grateful and thankful each time you choose to read one of mine, or tell someone else to read them. Thank you.

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New Adult, Release Day/New Release, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year in Releases - 2020, Year of Reviews - 2020

New Release – REBELLION by Siobhan Davis

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“Siobhan hits every button – steam, intrigue, in-depth plots, and STEAM!” S.E. Hall, New York Times bestselling author

Rebellion, the highly-anticipated second installment in the all-new dark, reverse harem series The Sainthood- Boys of Lowell High from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis, is available now!

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Everything changed the night he betrayed me, and now, the game has entered a new level.

Galen did me a favor, reminding me the only person I can count on is myself, and I’m more determined than ever to avenge my father’s death and avoid the destiny Sinner has mapped out for me.

Saint is used to calling the shots, but there are new rules, my rules, and if he wants me in his life, and in his bed, he’ll toe the line. They all will, because I can’t pull this off alone, and they owe me. I’ll enjoy making Galen grovel, seducing Caz, frustrating Saint, and keeping Theo at arm’s length, because they deserve it for failing me.

Sinner thinks he’s in control, but forcing me into initiation plays right into my hands. War has come to Lowell as rival gangs battle The Sainthood for ultimate power, and I enjoy rebelling from the inside, placing more obstacles in Sinner’s path while I exact my revenge.

But I’m not some innocent thirteen-year-old anymore—I have blood on my hands and lethal enemies on my tail.

I’m playing a dangerous game, especially where my heart is concerned, but there’s no turning back. I haven’t come this far to walk away empty-handed, and the more secrets we uncover, the more we realize how far-reaching the betrayal and corruption extend, and there’s no choice anymore.

The Sainthood must be taken down, and we’re the only ones who can do it.

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sd author photo version 2About 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!

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.

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