Blog Tour - 2023, RomCom, Year of Releases - 2023, Year of Reviews - 2023

Blog Tour – Meet Hate Love by Stevie J Cole

💗 NEW RELEASE 💗
MEET HATE LOVE by Stevie J. Cole is LIVE!!

What you can expect from this book:
💝Romantic Comedy
💝Enemies to lovers
💝Travel and forced proximity
💝Competitive coworkers

Grab your copy today! Read FREE with Kindle Unlimited!
https://mybook.to/meethatelove

Read Kay’s Review: Meet Hate Love

BLURB
An act of hysterical blackmail between two work enemies kicks off this flirty and utterly ridiculous laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from USA TODAY bestselling author Stevie J. Cole.

I hated Vance Morgan, my arrogant office mate, more than anyone in the world. And yet, there I was, on a Paris-bound flight, cramped in the small space by his six-foot-four, arrogant frame.

And why?

Because after the sexy, thieving bastard stole my dream assignment, I found out he had a Lonely Fans page. One dedicated to pictures of his man-meat stick in front of world monuments. So, I did what any rational woman in my situation would do.

I blackmailed his hot, article-swindling ass. The problem was, he blackmailed me right back. And thanks to him and his can’t- lose-attitude, we ended up stuck together, Traveling around Europe while coming up with tips and tricks on how to survive vacationing with someone you hate. Easy. Like I said, I despised the man. Or at least I thought I did…

After a few days of tiny hotel rooms and steamy tension, everything between us came to a head—a really big, massive, enticing head.

Now the only tip I’m desperately seeking is how to survive falling for my used-to-be enemy.

May be an image of 1 person, book and text that says 'Ridiculous banter Rom-Com Com Rom- MEETHATELOVE UT STEVIE ၂. COLE Quirky and fun Coworkers'

Find more books from Stevie J. Cole here: https://www.steviejcolebooks.com

About Stevie J. Cole:
Stevie J. Cole likes to write realistic stories with raw, gritty characters you should hate but can’t help but to love.

She’s obsessed with rock music, loves sloths, and has an unnatural obsession with British accents.

Her books are not recommended for the faint of heart.

AUTHOR LINKS
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RomCom, Year of Reviews - 2023, Year of Releases - 2023, 2023 New Release/Release Day

New Release – Meet Hate Love by Stevie J Cole

💗 NEW RELEASE 💗
MEET HATE LOVE by Stevie J. Cole is LIVE!!

What you can expect from this book:
💝Romantic Comedy
💝Enemies to lovers
💝Travel and forced proximity
💝Competitive coworkers

Grab your copy today! Read FREE with Kindle Unlimited!
https://mybook.to/meethatelove

Read Kay’s Review: Meet Hate Love

BLURB
An act of hysterical blackmail between two work enemies kicks off this flirty and utterly ridiculous laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from USA TODAY bestselling author Stevie J. Cole.

I hated Vance Morgan, my arrogant office mate, more than anyone in the world. And yet, there I was, on a Paris-bound flight, cramped in the small space by his six-foot-four, arrogant frame.

And why?

Because after the sexy, thieving bastard stole my dream assignment, I found out he had a Lonely Fans page. One dedicated to pictures of his man-meat stick in front of world monuments. So, I did what any rational woman in my situation would do.

I blackmailed his hot, article-swindling ass. The problem was, he blackmailed me right back. And thanks to him and his can’t- lose-attitude, we ended up stuck together, Traveling around Europe while coming up with tips and tricks on how to survive vacationing with someone you hate. Easy. Like I said, I despised the man. Or at least I thought I did…

After a few days of tiny hotel rooms and steamy tension, everything between us came to a head—a really big, massive, enticing head.

Now the only tip I’m desperately seeking is how to survive falling for my used-to-be enemy.

May be an image of 1 person, book and text that says 'Ridiculous banter Rom-Com Com Rom- MEETHATELOVE UT STEVIE ၂. COLE Quirky and fun Coworkers'

Find more books from Stevie J. Cole here: https://www.steviejcolebooks.com

About Stevie J. Cole:
Stevie J. Cole likes to write realistic stories with raw, gritty characters you should hate but can’t help but to love.

She’s obsessed with rock music, loves sloths, and has an unnatural obsession with British accents.

Her books are not recommended for the faint of heart.

AUTHOR LINKS
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RomCom, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2023, Year of Releases - 2023, 2023 New Release/Release Day

New Release – Breaking All the Rules by Amy Andrews

Breaking All the Rules by Amy Andrews is now live! 

What is Breaking All the Rules about?

🤩 romcom
🤩 small town shenanigans
🤩 reverse age gap
🤩 a heroine flipping the bird at life
🤩 a hero who’s all in
🤩 day of the week panties
🤩 all the pie
🤩 #teamdean


Sometimes you gotta toss your whole life into a burning dumpster to find what’s most important…

Beatrice Archer has always done everything she’s supposed to —worked her ass off, ignored her non-existent personal life, and kept her mouth shut. Now she’s over it. The rat race, respectability…the underwire bras. She’s taking her life back. Starting with moving to Nowhere, Colorado to live life on her own terms.

Now Bea gives exactly zero forks. Beer for breakfast. Sugar for everything else. Baggy sweats and soft cotton undies FTW. Then a much younger and delightfully attractive cop is called to deal with her flagrant disregard for appropriate clothing outside the local diner (some folks just don’t appreciate bunny slippers) and Bea realizes there’s something missing from her little decathlon of decadence…and he might be the guy to help her out.

When it comes to breaking rules, Officer Austin Cooper is surprisingly eager to assist. He’s charming, a little bit cowboy, and a whole lot sexy. But Bea’s about to discover that breaking the rules has consequences. And all of the cherry pies in Colorado can’t save her from what’s coming…

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Download your copy today!
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Meet Amy

Amy Andrews is an award-winning, USA Today best-selling Aussie author who has published 70 plus contemporary romances. She loves to make her readers laugh, tingle and sigh and believes in snort laughing, snot crying, multiple orgasms, mighty wangs and HEA’s.  She also loves frequent travel, good books and great booze although she’ll drink mediocre booze if there’s nothing else.
She lives by the sea with her husband of thirty years where she consumes pina coladas from her deck every afternoon whilst staring at the ocean.  
 
Connect with Amy
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Review – Meet Hate Love by Stevie J. Cole

Meet Hate Love

Meet Hate Love
(standalone)

Publication Date: January 26, 2023

Genre/Tropes: Romantic Comedy/Enemies to Lovers/Office Romance

Author: Stevie J. Cole

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
This is a first Stevie J. Cole read for me and it was absolutely delightful!!
As a lover of vocabulary I ate up Blake’s logophile personality which inspired tons of verbal sparring between her and Vance. It was an aphrodisiac to my reading palate and I could have read it all day long!

Vance had a very interesting side hustle through Lonely Fans, a take on another popular fan site, that starred his oversized peen with famous sites in the background. Now how could Vance afford to travel the world taking pictures of his giant hotdog? His legitimate job was as a travel writer, but when his co-worker, the woman of his dreams, discovers about his second job she does what any self respecting woman would do…she finagles her way into his next trip. Okay, she actually blackmails him, but I did mention woman of his dreams, right?

Blake and Vance worked at the same employer, but while these two bickered everyday while sitting side by side in the office, that undercurrent of hate was just a slow simmer for something stronger. Boy do I love a good enemies to lovers romance and these two brought it!!

I realized at some point while reading this, that Vance and Blake totally reminded me of my husband and myself on vacation. Vance is a total over scheduler, his itinerary is listed out from dawn to dusk and he has alarms set all day long for literally everything.  Blake is much more of a go with the flow, takes a ton of pictures even if they seem random, and she continually tries to get the stiff man she’s vacationing with to loosen up. I could easily trade each of those statements out with me and my husband and it made me laugh through the entire book.

Meet Hate Love is full of great banter, witty peens, I mean puns, chemistry through the roof, and big vocabulary…which is super hot, I mean if that is your kink. Which it’s totally mine.

Synopsis:

An act of hysterical blackmail between two work enemies kicks off this flirty and utterly ridiculous laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from USA TODAY bestselling author Stevie J. Cole.

I hated Vance Morgan, my arrogant office mate, more than anyone in the world. And yet, there I was, on a Paris-bound flight, cramped in the small space by his six-foot-four, arrogant frame.

And why?

Because after the sexy, thieving bastard stole my dream assignment, I found out he had a Lonely Fans page. One dedicated to pictures of his man-meat stick in front of world monuments. So, I did what any rational woman in my situation would do.

I blackmailed his hot, article-swindling ass. The problem was, he blackmailed me right back. And thanks to him and his can’t- lose-attitude, we ended up stuck together, Traveling around Europe while coming up with tips and tricks on how to survive vacationing with someone you hate. Easy. Like I said, I despised the man. Or at least I thought I did…

After a few days of tiny hotel rooms and steamy tension, everything between us came to a head—a really big, massive, enticing head.

Now the only tip I’m desperately seeking is how to survive falling for my used-to-be enemy.

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New Release – Tasty Pickle by JJ Knight

Title: Tasty Pickle
Series: Everything Tasty #2
Author: JJ Knight
Genre: Standalone Romantic Comedy
Trope: Opposites Attract
Release Date: January 20, 2023
BLURB
Surely nobody has ever met their great love while using duct tape to pull cactus needles out of their girl parts on a mountain trail.
Except I just did.
Let me tell you about Axel Pickle.
He’s a bronzed god.
Totally outdoorsy.
Worth half a billion after selling his nature app.
And he hikes naked.
He showed up in nothing but his hiking boots when I ran shrieking onto his private property after peeing on a prickly pear and being unable to put my pants back on.
We’ve been staring at each other’s private parts from the moment we first laid eyes on each other.
But I can’t date him.
I shouldn’t even talk to him.
And why he’s showing up at the hotel deli where I work, volunteering to slice the salami is a mystery to me.
I’m running from a terrible situation, and I need to keep my head down and avoid the world.
But something about the way Axel looks at me gets under my skin.
And this time, no duct tape in the world can yank the hooks he’s set in my wary, introverted soul.
__
Tasty Pickle is a full-length standalone rom com about the most charming, witty, completely useless hunk of man-meat ever to nature walk au naturel, a skeptical, purposefully underachieving deli worker, and the ghost pepper pickle relish that brings them together with a kiss so fiery that it ends up requiring medicated lip gloss.
It is part of the bestselling Pickleverse, but you do not need to read any other books before this one. You can start your outrageous adventure into the world of the Pickles right here.
PURCHASE LINKS
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
EXCERPT
First, I was forced on a hike by my employer.
Then, I got tired and slowed down for like fifteen seconds and somehow lost the group.
Then, I got pelted with nuts by maniac squirrels with a grudge.
I ran in the direction where I thought the group was headed and lost the trail completely.
Of course, I had no cell signal.
Of course.
Just like a horror movie.
I started stress-drinking Gatorade.
Then, I had to pee.
So, I popped a squat.
Apparently on a cactus hidden in the brush.
Tiny spines attached to my girl parts.
And now, I’m on my back, my cactus-impaled vajajay flashing in the sun, my yellow daisy underwear caught on my ankle.
I would like very much to be eaten by a mountain lion.
I can think of nothing else to do, so I close my eyes, lay my head in the dirt, and wish for death.
Then something nudges my shoe.
Uggh.
I ignore it.
Nudge.
No. I’m dead. Death has become me.
Nudge.
“Hey.”
Someone is here. Great.
I open one eye in a squint. A man stands over me like a bronzed god, wearing a backpack, a neckerchief, and hiking boots. And nothing else.
ALSO AVAILABLE
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
AUTHOR BIO
JJ Knight is the USA Today and Amazon Top 100 bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic comedy including Single Dad on Top and Big Pickle.
AUTHOR LINKS
Blog Tour - 2023, RomCom, Year of Releases - 2023, Year of Reviews - 2023

Blog Tour – A Brooding Bodyguard by Angela Casella

A Brooding Bodyguard, an all-new opposites attract, steamy bodyguard rom com by Angela Casella, is out now! 

A Brooding Bodyguard (Fairy Godmother Agency)

It’s not easy being famous. 

Okay, you already hate me . . . can we start over?


Sinclair
I’m Sinclair Jones, best known for playing a woman ten years younger than me on TV. Or at least I was until I quit my job and moved to Asheville.

I came here to find myself. Instead, I tried—and failed—at a bunch of hobbies before landing a gig I don’t suck at: being the fake girlfriend of a reality TV outdoorsman. Our arrangement is great for my image—and his—but there’s been an unwanted side-effect.

I have a stalker, and he’s escalating.

Luckily, the Fairy Godmother Agency, a husband and wife P.I. team, have signed on to help me find my stalker. Unluckily, everyone has insisted I hire a bodyguard.

Rafe is obnoxious and opinionated, and he calls me Clay because I once threw a clay phallus at him. (Yes, literally.) I don’t want his help, and I especially don’t want this compulsion to keep checking out his arms.

Rafe
The last thing I want to do is follow around a TV starlet, but I’m in between jobs, and I have my reasons for taking this one. Still, I’m in hell, sitting in on manicures and book club meetings, and watching romcoms with a spoiled screen princess who’s surprisingly naïve for a millionaire.

But the more time I spend with Clay, the more desperate I am to protect her, because I’m falling for her charm—just like millions of other people have before me.

Get your copy today!

Apple Books: https://apple.co/3H3wF3A 

 Coming to Kindle Unlimited January 19th 

Amazon: Amzn.to/3XvvNu0

Nook: bit.ly/3iAmIkP

Kobo: http://bit.ly/3W6aa2c 

Google Play: bit.ly/3iFA3Iw

Read Kay’s Review: A Brooding Bodyguard

About Angela Casella

ANGELA CASELLA is a romcom fanatic. Writing them, reading them, watching them—she’s greedy, and she does it all. She writes the Fairy Godmother Agency series solo, and she’s lucky enough to collaborate with Denise Grover Swank on multiple series. 

She lives in Asheville, NC. Her hobbies include herding her daughter toward less dangerous activities, the aforementioned romcom addiction, and dreaming of having someone else clean her house.

Visit her website at http://www.angelacasella.com or Angela Denise’s website at http://www.arcdgs.com.

Connect with Angela

Facebook: https://bit.ly/3gOsV5v

Website: https://www.arcasella.com/ 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3zhUaQB

Instagram: https://bit.ly/35gehAA

2023 New Release/Release Day, RomCom, Year of Releases - 2023, Year of Reviews - 2023

New Release – A Brooding Bodyguard by Angela Casella

A Brooding Bodyguard, an all-new opposites attract, steamy bodyguard rom com by Angela Casella, is out now! 

A Brooding Bodyguard (Fairy Godmother Agency)

It’s not easy being famous. 

Okay, you already hate me . . . can we start over?


Sinclair
I’m Sinclair Jones, best known for playing a woman ten years younger than me on TV. Or at least I was until I quit my job and moved to Asheville.

I came here to find myself. Instead, I tried—and failed—at a bunch of hobbies before landing a gig I don’t suck at: being the fake girlfriend of a reality TV outdoorsman. Our arrangement is great for my image—and his—but there’s been an unwanted side-effect.

I have a stalker, and he’s escalating.

Luckily, the Fairy Godmother Agency, a husband and wife P.I. team, have signed on to help me find my stalker. Unluckily, everyone has insisted I hire a bodyguard.

Rafe is obnoxious and opinionated, and he calls me Clay because I once threw a clay phallus at him. (Yes, literally.) I don’t want his help, and I especially don’t want this compulsion to keep checking out his arms.

Rafe
The last thing I want to do is follow around a TV starlet, but I’m in between jobs, and I have my reasons for taking this one. Still, I’m in hell, sitting in on manicures and book club meetings, and watching romcoms with a spoiled screen princess who’s surprisingly naïve for a millionaire.

But the more time I spend with Clay, the more desperate I am to protect her, because I’m falling for her charm—just like millions of other people have before me.

Get your copy today!

Apple Books: https://apple.co/3H3wF3A 

 Coming to Kindle Unlimited January 19th 

Amazon: Amzn.to/3XvvNu0

Nook: bit.ly/3iAmIkP

Kobo: http://bit.ly/3W6aa2c 

Google Play: bit.ly/3iFA3Iw

Read Kay’s Review: A Brooding Bodyguard

About Angela Casella

ANGELA CASELLA is a romcom fanatic. Writing them, reading them, watching them—she’s greedy, and she does it all. She writes the Fairy Godmother Agency series solo, and she’s lucky enough to collaborate with Denise Grover Swank on multiple series. 

She lives in Asheville, NC. Her hobbies include herding her daughter toward less dangerous activities, the aforementioned romcom addiction, and dreaming of having someone else clean her house.

Visit her website at http://www.angelacasella.com or Angela Denise’s website at http://www.arcdgs.com.

Connect with Angela

Facebook: https://bit.ly/3gOsV5v

Website: https://www.arcasella.com/ 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3zhUaQB

Instagram: https://bit.ly/35gehAA

Review
Book Reviews, RomCom, Year of Reviews - 2023

Review -A Brooding Bodyguard by Angela Casella

A Brooding Bodyguard (Fairy Godmother Agency)

A Brooding Bodyguard; Fairy Godmother Agency #3
(Standalone within an interconnected series)

Publication Date: January 16, 2023

Genre/Tropes: Romcom/Opposites Attract Romance

Author: Angela Casella

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
A Brooding Bodyguard has antics, the fairy godmothers are back and they are hilarious, the main characters bring heat and steamy chemistry, and then we have mystery – so let’s talk about who is stalking Sinclair? Yes, I loved trying to piece the clues together right along side the Scooby-Doo like crew. This book brings it all!

On top of the mystery and hilarity of the story, Sinclair and Rafe also circle around their feelings for one another which is steamy, steamy good. Rafe is Sinclair’s bodyguard so it’s not completely cut and dry, since his attention is on his job – well guarding her body and part of his job duties are hiding in the backyard so they can catch her stalker not living in the spotlight where a relationship between them would put him. There is also the small hindrance of Sinclair’s fake relationship with Edgar James. While it make be fake to them, the world believes its very real. Rafe can’t exactly hold her hand in public while Edgar is still in the picture.

To say their problems compound as the story progresses is putting it mildly, but it never once dampens the heat between them. Whether it’s the thrill, the forbidden, or just the pure chemistry between the both of them something works and it works very well.

I loved this new addition to the fairy godmother series. It was a ton of fun to read while figuring out the mystery of who was behind everything.

Synopsis:
It’s not easy being famous. Okay, you already hate me…can we start over?

Sinclair
I’m Sinclair Jones, best known for playing a woman ten years younger than me on TV. Or at least I was until I quit my job and moved to Asheville.

I came here to find myself. Instead, I tried—and failed—at a bunch of hobbies before landing a gig I don’t suck at: being the fake girlfriend of a reality TV outdoorsman. Our arrangement is great for my image—and his—but there’s been an unwanted side-effect.

I have a stalker, and he’s escalating.

Luckily, the Fairy Godmother Agency, a husband and wife P.I. team, have signed on to help me find my stalker. Unluckily, everyone has insisted I hire a bodyguard.

Rafe is obnoxious and opinionated, and he calls me Clay because I once threw a clay phallus at him. (Yes, literally.) I don’t want his help, and I especially don’t want this compulsion to keep checking out his arms.

Rafe
The last thing I want to do is follow around a TV starlet, but I’m in between jobs, and I have my reasons for taking this one. Still, I’m in hell, sitting in on manicures and book club meetings, and watching romcoms with a spoiled screen princess who’s surprisingly naïve for a millionaire.

But the more time I spend with Clay, the more desperate I am to protect her, because I’m falling for her charm—just like millions of other people have before me.

Find more of my reviews on Amazon under Kayreader
on Goodreads under Kay Daniels Romance
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Review – Tasty Pickle by JJ Knight

Tasty Pickle

Tasty Pickle
(standalone within an interconnected series)

Publication Date: January 20, 2023

Genre/Tropes: Romantic Comedy

Author: JJ Knight

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Tasty Pickle was sweetly adorable with lots of laugh out loud moments. A standalone within the pickleverse, and a total hoot to read!

Axel Armstrong is a total cinnamon roll of a naked hero…that’s right you read that right. Na-ked. Okay, he’s only naked for hiking and well, nakey times, but beginning this book with not only Axel naked, but also Calypso is just downright hilarious and it’s totally not what you think when you think when you think of the two main characters being naked. Also, I don’t think I’ve used the word naked this much in one paragraph ever. LOL.

I won’t spoil the hilarity of this book, or why characters are unclothed…ha! take that naked…oops, oh well, but if you are familiar with the pickleverse this book is clever and just plain fun. If you are not, then welcome to the big, crazy family that runs a deli with the last name of Pickle. Tasty Pickle includes lots of cameos from other Pickle family members, a big hearted hero, and a heroine that is escaping from her own crazy family.

While there is a slow burn between Axel and Calypso, their flirt game is strong and so freaking adorable, especially once Calypso lets her walls drop a bit. I honestly loved how they basically reverted to teenagers, making out everywhere, and just getting to know one another before jumping into more nakey times. Let’s face it, they’d already seen the goods, but not what made them uniquely each other. So I liked that they worked backwards in a way. Tasty Pickle was a great, feel-good, kind of book and I’m still smiling as I’m thinking about it today.

Synopsis:
Surely nobody has ever met their great love while using duct tape to pull cactus needles out of their girl parts on a mountain trail.

Except I just did.

Let me tell you about Axel Pickle.

He’s a bronzed god.
Totally outdoorsy.
Worth half a billion after selling his nature app.
And he hikes naked.

He showed up in nothing but his hiking boots when I ran shrieking onto his private property after peeing on a prickly pear and being unable to put my pants back on.

We’ve been staring at each other’s private parts from the moment we first laid eyes on each other.

But I can’t date him.
I shouldn’t even talk to him.

And why he’s showing up at the hotel deli where I work, volunteering to slice the salami is a mystery to me.

I’m running from a terrible situation, and I need to keep my head down and avoid the world.

But something about the way Axel looks at me gets under my skin.

And this time, no duct tape in the world can yank the hooks he’s set in my wary, introverted soul.
__

Tasty Pickle is a full-length standalone rom com about the most charming, witty, completely useless hunk of man-meat ever to nature walk au naturel, a skeptical, purposefully underachieving deli worker, and the ghost pepper pickle relish that brings them together with a kiss so fiery that it ends up requiring medicated lip gloss.

It is part of the bestselling Pickleverse, but you do not need to read any other books before this one. You can start your outrageous adventure into the world of the Pickles right here.

Find more of my reviews on Amazon under Kayreader
on Goodreads under Kay Daniels Romance
At Bookbub under Kayreader
or you can follow me on Facebook at Kay Daniels Romance

Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Features, LGBTQA+, Mafia/Gang/Secret Society Romance, New Adult, Paranormal/Science Fi/Fantasy Romance, RomCom, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, This and That, Year of Reviews - 2022

Goodbye Old, Hello To The New! (My Year in Review)


The last time I wrote one of these “Hello, New Year” posts was before the world took a nosedive into chaos.

I was honestly shocked to realize that I had set aside the childlike wonderment of what it means to countdown to a new year and celebrate the new birth of shedding last years woes and releasing all the misery that it can bring and I think right there is the problem…I hadn’t. For the past two years, as a country, a nation, a world, we have all been living in this constant cycle of, “is it over yet?” Holding onto all the grief, misery, and turbulence that our world was struck down with. I know I personally retreated hard into reading and read more books than I ever have in my entire life, but even as I enjoyed the escape it caused sacrifice in things like dusting (not a big deal I hate dusting), or exercise (okay, I should do that more, but ehhhh), or writing (now this is something that I greatly enjoyed-soooo now I needed to rethink things).

So while I hate resolutions, because I hate making promises that I know I will never keep…I prefer looking at the new year with new promise and hope. With that not-resolution in mind – I am making a promise to give myself grace in easing back into this thing called life. The very thing I know I have been avoiding for the past couple of years, but here goes.

I realize it’s yucky out there and the world has turned into a dark place. However, with that knowledge I hope to discover my joy for writing again (and not dusting, because ewww) and allow myself the grace to just sit in the chaos of the world instead of instantly retreating to all of the fiction that I love.

Sooooo, enough with the heavy and on to the good stuff….My top picks for 2022. I read a lot of books this past year. Not quite as many as 2021, but still it boiled down to almost a book a day. Considering I work, had a daughter who was married earlier this year, and I keep up with this blog, fitting all of that reading in shows just how much I escaped.

Thank you to all of the authors who helped me escape. I loved every moment of it ❤️.

If you’d like to visit any of the places I visited in the past year feel free to read all the reviews for books I’ve read in 2022 under Book Reviews

Please check out all the books released this past year listed under New Releases

I hold all of the books I read near and dear to my heart and it really is hard to pick just a few favorites, but as I went back and sifted through what I read a few titles jumped out. So let’s get to why they did…here are my favorite books of 2022!!

The Best Of 2022 by Kay Daniels

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*Every category is totally and completely picked by Kay Daniels Romance and all opinions are my own*

1. The Best Book of 2022:
The Devil of Dublin, by B.B. Easton

Aside from the drop dead gorgeous cover, because I know, don’t judge a book by one-but come on….am I right?🔥🥵….but aside from his gorgeous eyes…The Devil of Dublin had everything that I like to call the “IT” factor when I read it. Witty humor, intriguing/suspenseful plot, virgin hero with a dark past, just a touch of the supernatural, a true anti-hero with a heart of gold, but put into dark situations kind of story, and best of all it allowed me to travel to the lush landscape of Ireland. I could practically hear the Irish accents jump off the page when I read it. I don’t purchase many paperbacks, as I hate dusting, but this was one story I felt compelled to own. That is how much I loved this book. I was drawn in, entranced, and completely blown away by this magical tale.

Devil of Dublin by BB Easton is AVAILABLE NOW in Kindle Unlimited!

Here is the synopsis:

Devil of Dublin, a dark mafia romance drenched in Irish folklore!! ⁣⁣⁣
☘️ Broken boy turned mafia hitman⁣⁣⁣
☘️ Dreamy Irish scenery⁣⁣⁣
☘️ Forbidden love⁣⁣⁣
☘️ Folklore/fated mates⁣⁣⁣
☘️ Us against the world/couple on the run vibes⁣⁣⁣
☘️ White knuckle suspense⁣⁣⁣
☘️ Heart racing 🔥🔥🔥⁣⁣⁣
☘️ Deeply romantic and hauntingly dark⁣⁣⁣!!

I can’t remember anymore if my grandfather’s eyes were blue or green, but I’ll never forget the way they wrinkled at the corners when he laughed at one of his own jokes. Or the way they sparkled with mischief when he told me tales about the magical creatures that dwelled in the forest behind his humble Irish sheep farm—shy fairies who liked to eat tea biscuits, cruel witches who liked to eat children, a moody lake spirit with a taste for expensive gifts.

As a child, I believed every fantastical word. But when he warned me about the mute boy who also lurked in those woods, the one the priest had declared to be the spawn of Satan himself, I refused to listen. Kellen wasn’t evil. He was kind, and beautiful, and special, and hurting. He was my friend. And with every summer I spent stolen away with him in those enchanted woods, he grew to become so much more.

But when I return to Glenshire as an adult, grieving and engaged to someone else, all those legends quickly morph into nightmares.

My grandfather had been right about everything, especially the boy.

If only I had listened.
WARNING: If you are a sensitive reader or find certain topics to be emotionally triggering, please exercise self-care and select a different book. Devil of Dublin is intended for mature audiences who enjoy dark subject matter, tortured anti-heroes, explicit adult content, graphic violence, heart-pounding suspense, fairy-tale worthy love, and gorgeous Irish scenery. If that sounds like you, then welcome to Glenshire!

2. The Best Romance that also broke my heart in 2022:
Runaway; Empire High #5 by Ivy Smoak


You are probably scratching your head at this #2 spot. Give me chance to explain…as I scrolled through my list of books, Runaway stood up and smacked me in the face with all the feels all over again. It still had the power to evoke tears because the story is just that powerful. Even though it is the fifth book in a continuing series, it is, as Ivy explains, a bubble of a story where Brooke (the female MC) gets to live the perfect life with a man who loves her, adores her, and gives her everything without all of the hate, backstabbing, and lies that she had been tormented with before escaping into that bubble. You see prior to this interlude Brooke had lost everyone or been betrayed by everyone in her life. This bubble sounds pretty great right?? Who wouldn’t want to live in this bubble?? Hold your britches because even as a fan of the series I was in awe of how Ivy made me fall in love with this book. Like totally in complete love for how this little bubble was so ultimately perfect…until it popped and those are when the tears hit. Big fat ugly ones. That is why this book in on my list. I honestly can’t think of another series when I’ve been totally ALL in for this kind of bait and switch and then was a total emotional mess over the inaliation and yet, I still want more. Yes, please, may I have another, and pass me a tissue while you do……but, seriously, I love when authors twist things up and this was a great one!!


Here is the Synopsis:

To the first boy I ever loved.

I intended to keep my promises to you. I swear. I loved you, Matthew Caldwell. With my whole heart. I think a piece of me will always love you.

But it all came crashing down when I realized you didn’t keep your promises to me.

I refuse to take any of my days for granted. I learned that the hard way.

So I’m sorry. But I can’t keep my promises to someone who didn’t keep theirs.

XOXO,
-Brooklyn Sanders

3. The Best Book To Read Going In Blind In 2022:
Requiem by Callie Hart

I love reading…well basically everything. So reading reviews before I purchase items is pretty much automatic for me. Need a new pillow; read a review. Need a new vacuum; read a review. Want a new book; read a review. You see where I’m going with this…however, there are also authors that are just a one-click no matter what they write I buy it because I love everything they write. There are also books, based on plot, that should also be one-clicked. No questions asked. I want to state that Requiem fits into both of those categories. It’s a book that plagued me for days, weeks, months even after I finished it. I wouldn’t shut up about this book with those in my close circle because it blew my mind. So while I won’t give even the slightest hint as to what the plot is about I will say it is one of those books that will cause discussion at the dinner table because it certainly did at mine.

Here is the synopsis for Requiem:

SORRELL

He’s going to pay for what he’s done…

Theo Merchant was born into a kind of privilege I’ve never known.

He has everything I don’t: Money. A private school education. Popularity. A bright and shiny future, full of success to look forward to. He took the only thing I had going for me—my best friend, Rachel. Now that she’s gone, I have nothing left to lose.

I will infiltrate his world.

I will cradle his worthless heart in my hands.

I will burn down his entire life and destroy everything he holds dear.

I haven’t enrolled at Toussaint Academy to learn.

I’ve come to destroy a monster…

…and I won’t leave until he’s dead.

THEO

She has no idea what she’s getting herself into…

Sorrell Voss is intelligent, caustic as hell, and quite possibly the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. She’s also going to get herself f#cking killed.

She’s a fool if she thinks I’ll go easy on her just because she’s broken.

You don’t venture into the lion’s den and walk away unscathed.

She has her secrets. That’s fine.

*My* secrets will unravel her until she comes apart at the seams.

She will bow to me, and she will break.

Then, and only then, will I make her mine.

REQUIEM is a 110,000-word, full-length enemies-to-lovers dark high school romance standalone. Some scenes within this book may be considered triggering to some readers, and it is therefore recommended for an audience 17+.

4. The funniest, hottest, holiday book in 2022:
A Merry Little Meet Cute by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone

Holiday stories, a lot of times get the same settings as our favorites Hallmark movies, or they go the total opposite and everything goes wrong. Imagine both of those mashed together with all of the sexy times you can handle. That is A Merry Little Meet Cute in a nutshell. The story is hilarious, fun, and also full of holiday whimsy. I loved that it was full of body positivity and had a color cast to boot, which always makes for great reading. The entire book was a total joy to read and don’t get me started on the hotness factor…or maybe do. The female lead is from the porn industry and I adored her, want to be best friends with her. Yes, she’s a total catch. I don’t normally pick a holiday book for my list, but this book had that something special that I just couldn’t shake and it still makes me chuckle when I think about it.


Here is the synopsis:

Cowritten by #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Murphy and USA Today bestselling author Sierra Simone—a steamy plus-size holiday rom-com about an adult film star who is semi-accidentally cast as a lead in a family-friendly Christmas movie, and the former bad-boy pop star she falls in love with.

Bee Hobbes (aka Bianca Von Honey) has a successful career as a plus-size adult film star. With a huge following and two supportive moms, Bee couldn’t ask for more. But when Bee’s favorite producer casts her to star in a Christmas movie he’s making for the squeaky-clean Hope Channel, Bee’s career is about to take a more family-friendly direction.

Forced to keep her work as Bianca under wraps, Bee quickly learns this is a task a lot easier said than done. Though it all becomes worthwhile when she discovers her co-star is none other than childhood crush Nolan Shaw, an ex-boy band member in desperate need of career rehab. Nolan’s promised his bulldog manager to keep it zipped up on set, and he will if it means he’ll be able to provide a more stable living situation for his sister and mom.

But things heat up quickly in Christmas Notch, Vermont, when Nolan recognizes his new co-star from her ClosedDoors account (oh yeah, he’s a member). Now Bee and Nolan are sneaking off for quickies on set, keeping their new relationship a secret from the Hope Channel’s execs. Things only get trickier when the reporter who torpedoed Nolan’s singing career comes snooping around—and takes an instant interest in mysterious newcomer Bee.

And if Bee and Nolan can’t keep their off-camera romance behind the scenes, then this merry little meet cute might end up on the cutting room floor.

5. The Standout Book(s) of 2022:
Beyond My Darkness by R.C. Boldt , When It Ends by Penelope Black , Pen Pal by J.T. Geissinger

I had three books that I circled for this last spot and they all had a similar theme making it hard to pick just one. What was that theme? The Supernatural/paranormal and impending death. Cheerie subjects for the beginning of the new year, am I right?

I think with the way the world has been turning the past few years…I was drawn to this subject matter quite a bit – either through dystopian worlds, rebuilding worlds, the end of the world, death upon whole world…you name it…I loved it, craved it and fell in hard core love it. Hence, the titles listed above. While Pen Pal and Beyond My Darkness don’t necessarily fall into the total world enialition theme, they are unique in within their own rights. If you decide to check them out, I hope you love the dark themes contained within as much as I did.

P.S. I also don’t mind reading books that create a little controversy…if you get my drift and one of these titles definitely did that, so beware if you enjoy reading reviews 😉.

Here is the Synopsis for Beyond My Darkness:

USA Today bestselling author RC Boldt delivers a seductively unique romantic suspense with a paranormal twist in Beyond My Darkness

Twelve years ago, I fled, vowing to never again use my power. But everything changes when I break that vow and bring two bodies back to life in the morgue.

It sends me spinning directly into his orbit.

Arrogant. Menacing. Enigmatic. That’s Bronson Cortez, the notoriously violent gang leader who remains elusive to authorities.

He breaks the law at every turn and answers to no one. But when he offers me an alluring glimpse of what lies beneath that iron-clad exterior, I realize there’s more to him than meets the eye.

The man who fiercely guards his heart somehow manages to claim mine.

But he doesn’t know the truth about me.

I wonder if he could be the first to accept me for who I am—what I am.

I wonder if he’ll be the first to see beyond my darkness.

Here is the Synopsis for When It Ends:

WHEN IT ENDS by Penelope Black is a contemporary, adult, apocalyptic, reverse harem, romance story line focusing on Amelia, Cole, West and Gray.

Told from four first person perspectives (Amelia, Cole, West and Gray) WHEN IT ENDS follows twenty-two year old Amelia Christensen in the days prior to the literal end of the world. After a one-night stand in Vegas with a man she knows only as Sonny, Amelia returns to her grandmother’s home, where she will embark on a journey with her past.

Enter Cole Armstrong and West Campbell the two boys Amelia had fallen in love with years before, two boys lost in the foster care system, never to be heard from again but an environmental disaster is about to ravage the world, and along with another foster brother Gray aka Sonny, our foursome head for places unknown in the wake of an apocalyptic meltdown.

Amelia’s father works for the government, and has offered a place of sanctuary but our heroine refuses to leave behind the men with whom she is falling in love. What ensues is the quick rebuilding relationship between Amelia and Cole, West and Gray, and the potential fall-out as the end of the world beckons.

WHEN IT ENDS follows the foursome as they must overcome the ensuing chaos and panic of a world about to implode. People are panicking, lives are lost, and only the chosen few will survive.

WARNING: Due to the nature of the story line premise there may be triggers for more sensitive readers.

Here is the synopsis for Pen Pal:

The #1 international and Amazon Charts bestselling novel

The first letter arrived the day my husband was buried. It was postmarked from the state penitentiary, and contained a single sentence:

I’ll wait forever if I have to.

It was signed by Dante, a man I didn’t know.

Out of simple curiosity, I wrote back to ask him what exactly he was waiting for. His reply?

You.

I told the mystery man he had the wrong girl. He said he didn’t. I said we’d never met, but he said I was wrong.

We went back and forth, exchanging letters every week that grew increasingly more intimate. Then one day, the letters stopped. When I found out why, it was already too late.

Dante was at my doorstep.

And nothing on earth could have prepared me for what happened next.

WARNING:

This novel contains content intended for a mature audience only. Due to explicit language, graphic sex, detailed depictions of death and grief, intense power play dynamics, and other possible triggers, it is not suitable for sensitive readers. (Full list of TWs on author’s website.)

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Blog Tour – Tangled in Tinsel by Trilina Pucci

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Tαɳɠʅҽԃ ιɳ Tιɳʂҽʅ by USA Today bestselling author Trilina Pucci is LIVE! Are you ready to celebrate the holidays Trilina style this year?  

#One-click today! 

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✔️ Why choose

✔️ Forced proximity

✔️ Kinky rom-com

BLURB

Imagine being snowed in with four hot successful men.

P.S. they’ve all played the hero in too many of your naughtiest dreams.

​​​​​​​Problem is, you work for them and that makes them off-limits.

Except now they’re looking at you like you’re Santa’s cookies.

And they definitely want to take a bite.

Talk about making you reconsider your life choices.

These four are aiming for Santa’s naughty list and I’m pretty sure I’m getting:

Jace

Reed

Alec

…and Cole

for Christmas.

It might’ve started as a decorating job.

But it ended Tangled in Tinsel.

ADD TINSEL TO GOODREADS: https://bit.ly/TangledInTinsel-GR

 

ABOUT TRILINA PUCCI

Trilina is a USA Today Bestselling author who loves cupcakes and bourbon.

When she isn’t writing steamy love stories, she can be found devouring Netflix with her husband, Anthony, and their three kiddos. Pucci’s journey into writing started impulsively. She wanted to check off a box on her bucket list, but what began as wish-fulfillment has become incredibly fulfilling. Now she can’t see her life without her characters, her readers, and this community.

She’s known for being a trope defier, writing outside of the box and creating fictional worlds her readers never want to leave.

CONNECT WITH TRILINA PUCCI

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New Release – I Love You Both So Much by J.E. Berk, Leslie McAdam, and Rachel Ember

ILYBSM by Leslie McAdam, JE Birk & Rachel Ember is now live!
https://geni.us/ILYBSM
FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

Everyone has secrets. I’ve kept some big ones from my two best friends, and I know they’ve got a few of their own. After all, Embry and Adam never told me why they stopped talking to each other the night we graduated college. For my part, I’ve never told them that I’m bi—or that I’ve been in love with both of them for years. I’m also definitely not telling them I’ve mismanaged my family’s tree farm so badly that it’s about to go out of business right before Christmas.

But when I crash off a ladder hanging up holiday lights and break my wrist, they come running like Santa’s elves. They’re both very grumpy about seeing each other again, but I can’t be sorry to finally have an excuse to get them in the same place. Wait until they find out we’re all sleeping in one bed…

At least their feud is put on hold when they discover what a mess I’ve made of my business. Soon the three of us are scrambling to pull off a Christmas miracle and save the farm. And maybe it’s the magic of the holidays, but a whole lot of feelings and long-buried truths are coming to the surface—and our friendship is starting to become something much bigger.

Will we survive the season? Or are all my dreams about to be crushed this Christmas?



ILYBSM is a sweet and steamy contemporary holiday m/m/m polyamorous romance about three former best friends. It stars Jeb, a sweetly oblivious farmer who’s the hottest mess to ever grow trees in Vermont; Embry, a mechanic who can fix any engine but not a relationship; and Adam, a graphic designer and organizational whiz who irons his sheets. It features truths that slip out thanks to homemade eggnog, a demon goat who looks fabulous in a Santa hat, and an unconventional happy ever after.

Read Kay’s Review: ILYBSM

About the Author:

Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie’s first published book, The Sun and the Moon, won a 2015 Watty, which is the world’s largest online writing competition. She’s gone on to receive additional literary awards and has been featured in multiple publications, including Cosmopolitan.com. Her books have been Top 100 Bestsellers on both Amazon and Apple Books. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men of your fantasies.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lesliemcadamauthor
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LeslieMcAdam
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New Release – Tangled in Tinsel by Trilina Pucci

🎁 𝗛𝗢𝗧 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗘 🎁

Tαɳɠʅҽԃ ιɳ Tιɳʂҽʅ by USA Today bestselling author Trilina Pucci is LIVE! Are you ready to celebrate the holidays Trilina style this year?  

#One-click today! 

https://mybook.to/tntamazon

✔️ Why choose

✔️ Forced proximity

✔️ Kinky rom-com

BLURB

Imagine being snowed in with four hot successful men.

P.S. they’ve all played the hero in too many of your naughtiest dreams.

​​​​​​​Problem is, you work for them and that makes them off-limits.

Except now they’re looking at you like you’re Santa’s cookies.

And they definitely want to take a bite.

Talk about making you reconsider your life choices.

These four are aiming for Santa’s naughty list and I’m pretty sure I’m getting:

Jace

Reed

Alec

…and Cole

for Christmas.

It might’ve started as a decorating job.

But it ended Tangled in Tinsel.

ADD TINSEL TO GOODREADS: https://bit.ly/TangledInTinsel-GR

 

ABOUT TRILINA PUCCI

Trilina is a USA Today Bestselling author who loves cupcakes and bourbon.

When she isn’t writing steamy love stories, she can be found devouring Netflix with her husband, Anthony, and their three kiddos. Pucci’s journey into writing started impulsively. She wanted to check off a box on her bucket list, but what began as wish-fulfillment has become incredibly fulfilling. Now she can’t see her life without her characters, her readers, and this community.

She’s known for being a trope defier, writing outside of the box and creating fictional worlds her readers never want to leave.

CONNECT WITH TRILINA PUCCI

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Blog Tour – Witcha Gonna Do by Avery Flynn

Witcha Gonna Do by Avery Flynn  is now live! 

She’s Charmed, He’s Sure

An unlucky witch and her know-it-all nemesis must team up in the first of a new, spicy romantic comedy series from USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn.

Could it possibly get any worse than having absolutely no magical abilities when you’re a member of the most powerful family of witches ever? It used to be that I’d say no, but then I keep getting set up on dates with Gil Connolly whose hotness is only matched by his ego. Seriously. I can’t stand him. Even if I also can’t stop thinking about him (specifically kissing him) but we’re going to pretend I never told you that part.

So yeah, my life isn’t the greatest right now, but then it goes straight to the absolute worst hell when I accidentally make my sister’s spell glitch and curse my whole family. And the only person who can help non-magical me break the spell? You guessed it. Gil the super hot jerk. 

Now we have to work together to save my family and outmaneuver some evil-minded nefarious forces bent on world domination. Oh yeah, and we have to do all that while fighting against the attraction building between us because I may not be magical, but what’s happening between Gil and I sure feels like it.

  Download today on Amazon, Audible, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and Kobo!

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Kobo: https://bit.ly/3JihcLx

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Audible: https://bit.ly/3Uq98wY

Narrated by: Sarah Pesek & Adam Gold

Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3KLATvx

Read Kay’s Review: Witcha Gonna Do

Meet Avery

When Avery Flynn isn’t writing about alpha heroes and the women who tame them, she is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She has three slightly wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband, and has a slight shoe addiction. Find out more about Avery on her website, follow her on Twitter, like her on her Facebook page, or friend her on her Facebook profile. Also, if you figure out how to send Oreos through the internet, she’ll be your best friend for life.

Connect with Avery

Website: http://averyflynn.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4894804.Avery_Flynn

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Avery-Flynn/e/B00560LIP0

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Review – I Love You Both So Much by Leslie McAdam and

I Love You Both So Much
(standalone)

Publication Date: December 10, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Friends-to-Lovers/Holiday/MMM Romance/Menage

Author: J.E. Birk and Leslie McAdam and Rachel Ember

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
High steam, super sweet, best friends to lovers, holiday romance.

Jeb is one of the cutest, most adorable male characters I’ve read in awhile. He has this wholesome, naive, freshness about him that made him extremely likeable. Although I suppose, therein was the problem…if you want to call it that. Jeb was stuck in the middle of a feud between his best friends, Adam and Emery. Neither Adam nor Emery wanted to give up their friendship with Jeb because he truly is the nicest guy you ever would meet, but being stubborn as all get out, neither guy wanted to know about their existing friendship with Jeb because they are still bitter about something that blew up in their own past. It’s complicated and pretty much gives Jeb an ulcer every time they visit. Sound the alert!! Both Adam and Emery are headed Jeb’s way, but this time Jeb plans to fix what is broken.

You see, Jeb is the glue that holds their friendship together. That is very clear through the entire book. His sweet disposition is hard not to like, but the other two, while stubborn, okay, they also have great qualities, especially once we get past their….well, pasts. But back to sweet Jebbie…he might be more than just glue that holds the three of them together and holy hotness….Jeb, Adam, and Emery all coming together – wink, wink – is seriously hot!!

ILYBSM is sweet, super, super steamy, and filled with a bit of small town holiday magic that made this book a total joy to read. I loved slipping back and forth between the characters, the text messages, the past and present, meeting all of the colorful characters, and even the crazy goat made this entire story entertaining.

Now, I can I talk more about Jeb…..LOL😍

Synopsis:
A Holiday M/M/M Romance

Everyone has secrets. I’ve kept some big ones from my two best friends, and I know they’ve got a few of their own. After all, Embry and Adam never told me why they stopped talking to each other the night we graduated college. For my part, I’ve never told them that I’m bi—or that I’ve been in love with both of them for years. I’m also definitely not telling them I’ve mismanaged my family’s tree farm so badly that it’s about to go out of business right before Christmas.

But when I crash off a ladder hanging up holiday lights and break my wrist, they come running like Santa’s elves. They’re both very grumpy about seeing each other again, but I can’t be sorry to finally have an excuse to get them in the same place. Wait until they find out we’re all sleeping in one bed…

At least their feud is put on hold when they discover what a mess I’ve made of my business. Soon the three of us are scrambling to pull off a Christmas miracle and save the farm. And maybe it’s the magic of the holidays, but a whole lot of feelings and long-buried truths are coming to the surface—and our friendship is starting to become something much bigger.

Will we survive the season? Or are all my dreams about to be crushed this Christmas?

ILYBSM is a sweet and steamy contemporary holiday m/m/m polyamorous romance about three former best friends. It stars Jeb, a sweetly oblivious farmer who’s the hottest mess to ever grow trees in Vermont; Embry, a mechanic who can fix any engine but not a relationship; and Adam, a graphic designer and organizational whiz who irons his sheets. It features truths that slip out thanks to homemade eggnog, a demon goat who looks fabulous in a Santa hat, and an unconventional happy ever after.

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New Release – Witcha Gonna Do by Avery Flynn

Witcha Gonna Do by Avery Flynn  is now live! 

She’s Charmed, He’s Sure

An unlucky witch and her know-it-all nemesis must team up in the first of a new, spicy romantic comedy series from USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn.

Could it possibly get any worse than having absolutely no magical abilities when you’re a member of the most powerful family of witches ever? It used to be that I’d say no, but then I keep getting set up on dates with Gil Connolly whose hotness is only matched by his ego. Seriously. I can’t stand him. Even if I also can’t stop thinking about him (specifically kissing him) but we’re going to pretend I never told you that part.

So yeah, my life isn’t the greatest right now, but then it goes straight to the absolute worst hell when I accidentally make my sister’s spell glitch and curse my whole family. And the only person who can help non-magical me break the spell? You guessed it. Gil the super hot jerk. 

Now we have to work together to save my family and outmaneuver some evil-minded nefarious forces bent on world domination. Oh yeah, and we have to do all that while fighting against the attraction building between us because I may not be magical, but what’s happening between Gil and I sure feels like it.

  Download today on Amazon, Audible, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, and Kobo!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3wa0cDM

Apple Books: https://apple.co/34Na62O

Nook: https://bit.ly/3Id9l0z

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3JihcLx

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3CSThjC

Audible: https://bit.ly/3Uq98wY

Narrated by: Sarah Pesek & Adam Gold

Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3KLATvx

Read Kay’s Review: Witcha Gonna Do

 

Meet Avery

When Avery Flynn isn’t writing about alpha heroes and the women who tame them, she is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She has three slightly wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband, and has a slight shoe addiction. Find out more about Avery on her website, follow her on Twitter, like her on her Facebook page, or friend her on her Facebook profile. Also, if you figure out how to send Oreos through the internet, she’ll be your best friend for life.

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Book Reviews, Erotic Romance, LGBTQA+, RomCom, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Tangled in Tinsel by Trilina Pucci

Tangled in Tinsel
(Standalone)

Publication Date: December 8, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Holiday/Romantic Comedy/Reverse Harem Romance

Author: Trilina Pucci

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Tangled in Tinsel was the perfect blend of hilarity mixed with dirty naked times. One moment I was laughing at Samantha’s antics and word vomit and the very next I was fanning myself over the super steamy dirtiness of Sam with her four men.

This absolutely perfect, holiday-why choose romance, had me laughing so hard in between my face completely flaming up over the wonderful nakkey times that it was total toss up over which aspect I enjoyed more.

Trilina captured all the awkwardness in jumping into a menage-capade on what goes where and who does what and what happens when, especially when it involves an overthinker. I couldn’t have loved Samantha more for all of her racing thoughts that made for several LOL moments. What made it even better were the men that surrounded her and their unique traits that either soothed her, brought out her sinful side, her playfulness, or incited her desires. Each man was unique and it was impossible to choose my favorite, so I understand Sam’s situation when she gets snowed in with them, I’d also jump in and take them all. Yum.

Synopsis:
Imagine being snowed in with four hot successful men.
P.S. they’ve all played the hero in too many of your naughtiest dreams.
​​​​​​​Problem is, you work for them, and that makes them off-limits.
Except now they’re looking at you like you’re Santa’s cookies.
And they definitely want to take a bite.
Talk about making you reconsider your life choices.
These four are aiming for Santa’s naughty list, and I’m pretty sure I’m getting:
Jace
Reed
Alec
…and Cole
for Christmas.
It might’ve started as a decorating job.
But it ended Tangled in Tinsel.

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Blog Tour – Once Upon a Sexy Scrooge by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

Once Upon a Sexy Scrooge by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine is now live! 

Ah, Christmas. The most magical time of the year. A time when the snow is falling, cider is flowing, and couples are kissing under the mistletoe.

Too bad all that makes me want to gag.

Look, it isn’t that I’m a hater, it’s just that I have a job to do, and this particular holiday is getting in the way of that. And I know what you’ll say, that Micah Noble’s Christmas Tree Farm is a beloved tradition for many of the families of Merrihill, but you have to see the bigger picture here: a five-star luxury resort where overworked Manhattanites can escape to, a serene place of spas and shopping and watching sexy lumberjacks chopping wood…

Oh, wait, scratch that last one. Lumberjacks aren’t my thing. Anymore. Micah Noble cured me of that, which tends to happen when you’re trying to buy someone’s family land to bulldoze to the ground.

He can call me a Scrooge all he wants, but business is business, and pleasure is…well, not something I can afford to think about. Even if it does come packaged in those tight jeans and flannel shirts that make me want to rip them off with my teeth—

No. This is not happening. I will not think of Micah as anything other than an obstacle to getting what I want. A really, really sexy obstacle.

Ugh. Screw Christmas and the sleigh it rode in on.

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Meet Ella   

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite Preslocke series. Her Prime Time series has been praised as “highly entertaining!” and “sexy as hell!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

Connect with Ella

Website: www.ellafrank.com

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Meet Brooke

Brooke Blaine is a USA Today Bestselling Author best known for writing romantic comedy and M/M romance. Her novels lead with humor and heart, but Brooke never shies away from throwing in something extra naughty that will scandalize her conservative Southern family for life (bless their hearts).

She’s a choc-o-holic, lives for eighties bands (which means she thinks guyliner is totally underrated), believes it’s always wine o’clock, and lives with the coolest cat on the planet—her Ragdoll/Maine Coon mix, Jackson Agador Spartacus.

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Book Reviews, Paranormal/Science Fi/Fantasy Romance, RomCom, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Witcha Gonna Do by Avery Flynn

Witcha Gonna Do; Witchington #1
(#2 within a series)

Publication Date: December 6, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Romantic Comedy/Paranormal/Enemies-to-Lovers Romance

Author: Avery Flynn

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
In this enemies-to-lovers story where two nemesis’ have to work together to set a mysterious spell to rights, romance is bubbling and brewing between them the entire time, Gil and Tilda have zero chance of not falling in love.

Witcha Gonna Do is Flynn’s brand of comedy mixed in with a brand new paranormal world. Tilda and Gil move about in a social construct that is fresh and made this story unique.

Tilda is part of the most powerful family of witches, but unfortunately she is the one witch who doesn’t have any powers. Unless you count her social media skills.

Whereas Gil is from a witchy family that has been banned for the use of their magic powers. His backstory is unique in its own right and I loved how Gil and Tilda mashed together.

While Witcha Gonna Do is a brand new world for Avery Flynn there were some points in the book that drug by. However, I feel books such as these deserve a little grace, especially in the beginning. Creating fiction is hard, but creating a paranormal world where everything is entirely made up, I feel, is even harder.

Overall, this book is sort of silly with romance wrapped around the story, but it’s a nice escape, which is what reading is all about.

Synopsis:
An unlucky witch and her know-it-all nemesis must team up in the first of a new, hot romantic comedy series from USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn.

Could it possibly get any worse than having absolutely no magical abilities when you’re a member of the most powerful family of witches ever? It used to be that I’d say no, but then I keep getting set up on dates with Gil Connolly whose hotness is only matched by his ego. Seriously. I can’t stand him. Even if I also can’t stop thinking about him (specifically kissing him) but we’re going to pretend I never told you that part.

So yeah, my life isn’t the greatest right now, but then it goes straight to the absolute worst hell when I accidentally make my sister’s spell glitch and curse my whole family. And the only person who can help non-magical me break the spell? You guessed it. Gil the super hot jerk.

Now we have to work together to save my family and outmaneuver some evil-minded nefarious forces bent on world domination. Oh yeah, and we have to do all that while fighting against the attraction building between us because I may not be magical, but what’s happening between Gil and I sure feels like it.

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New Release – Once Upon a Sexy Scrooge by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

Once Upon a Sexy Scrooge by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine is now live! 

Ah, Christmas. The most magical time of the year. A time when the snow is falling, cider is flowing, and couples are kissing under the mistletoe.

Too bad all that makes me want to gag.

Look, it isn’t that I’m a hater, it’s just that I have a job to do, and this particular holiday is getting in the way of that. And I know what you’ll say, that Micah Noble’s Christmas Tree Farm is a beloved tradition for many of the families of Merrihill, but you have to see the bigger picture here: a five-star luxury resort where overworked Manhattanites can escape to, a serene place of spas and shopping and watching sexy lumberjacks chopping wood…

Oh, wait, scratch that last one. Lumberjacks aren’t my thing. Anymore. Micah Noble cured me of that, which tends to happen when you’re trying to buy someone’s family land to bulldoze to the ground.

He can call me a Scrooge all he wants, but business is business, and pleasure is…well, not something I can afford to think about. Even if it does come packaged in those tight jeans and flannel shirts that make me want to rip them off with my teeth—

No. This is not happening. I will not think of Micah as anything other than an obstacle to getting what I want. A really, really sexy obstacle.

Ugh. Screw Christmas and the sleigh it rode in on.

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Meet Ella   

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite Preslocke series. Her Prime Time series has been praised as “highly entertaining!” and “sexy as hell!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

Connect with Ella

Website: www.ellafrank.com

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3GXTNig

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ella.frank.31/

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheBrellas

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Meet Brooke

Brooke Blaine is a USA Today Bestselling Author best known for writing romantic comedy and M/M romance. Her novels lead with humor and heart, but Brooke never shies away from throwing in something extra naughty that will scandalize her conservative Southern family for life (bless their hearts).

She’s a choc-o-holic, lives for eighties bands (which means she thinks guyliner is totally underrated), believes it’s always wine o’clock, and lives with the coolest cat on the planet—her Ragdoll/Maine Coon mix, Jackson Agador Spartacus.

Connect with Brooke

Website: http://www.brookeblaine.com/

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1i2g15S

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrookeBlaine.Writer

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheBrellas

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Blog Tour – One Night Standards by Heather M Orgeron

Title: One Night Standards
Author: Heather M. Orgeron
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: November 17, 2022
BLURB
BREAKING NEWS!
Ladies, hold on to your tits because we’re coming to you today with shocking news you won’t want to miss.
Lyle Livingston—bassist of The Rhett Taylor Band—has tied the knot! Yes, the man we all know to entertain his female company strictly on one-night standards has taken the plunge, reportedly to his best friend’s little sister!
Our exclusive source tells us he was to be a guest at Sammi Deluca’s wedding and somehow ended up at the altar himself.
How long can this perpetual playboy remain monogamous? Only time will tell. Stay tuned right here to TMD for more details as we set to unravel the makings of this shotgun wedding.
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AUTHOR BIO
Heather M. Orgeron is a Cajun girl with a big heart and a passion for romance. She married her high school sweetheart two months after graduation and her life has been a fairytale ever since. She’s the queen of her castle, reigning over five sons and one bossy little princess who has made it her mission in life to steal her Momma’s throne. When she’s not writing, you will find her hidden beneath mounds of laundry and piles of dirty dishes or locked in her tower (aka the bathroom) soaking in the tub with a good book. She’s always been an avid reader and has recently discovered a love for cultivating romantic stories of her own.
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New Release – One Night Standards by Heather M Orgeron

Title: One Night Standards
Author: Heather M. Orgeron
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: November 17, 2022
BLURB
BREAKING NEWS!
Ladies, hold on to your tits because we’re coming to you today with shocking news you won’t want to miss.
Lyle Livingston—bassist of The Rhett Taylor Band—has tied the knot! Yes, the man we all know to entertain his female company strictly on one-night standards has taken the plunge, reportedly to his best friend’s little sister!
Our exclusive source tells us he was to be a guest at Sammi Deluca’s wedding and somehow ended up at the altar himself.
How long can this perpetual playboy remain monogamous? Only time will tell. Stay tuned right here to TMD for more details as we set to unravel the makings of this shotgun wedding.
PURCHASE LINKS
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited

Read Kay’s Review: One Night Standards

AUTHOR BIO
Heather M. Orgeron is a Cajun girl with a big heart and a passion for romance. She married her high school sweetheart two months after graduation and her life has been a fairytale ever since. She’s the queen of her castle, reigning over five sons and one bossy little princess who has made it her mission in life to steal her Momma’s throne. When she’s not writing, you will find her hidden beneath mounds of laundry and piles of dirty dishes or locked in her tower (aka the bathroom) soaking in the tub with a good book. She’s always been an avid reader and has recently discovered a love for cultivating romantic stories of her own.
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Blog Tour – Homecoming by Ivy Smoak

Homecoming, an all-new captivating new-adult romance in the Empire High Series from USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author Ivy Smoak is available now!

Brooklyn – I was locked in a cage for 16 years. But I lived in it willingly.

And I didn’t come back to this city for a boy who forgot about me when I was kidnapped. Matthew Caldwell broke his promises to me. And I broke every single promise I made him.

But it’s a lot easier to decide something when you’re not staring at your past face to face. Matthew Caldwell helped heal my heart once before. And I think maybe he’s the only one that can help me now.

Matt – It’s easiest to remember Brooklyn in the fall. The autumn leaves remind me of her. The crisp smell of the air. It’s all her.

I wasted half my life loving someone that’s never coming back. And I still want all the things I once did – kids, a wife, a home.

But how can I move forward if I still feel her presence at every turn? It’s almost like she’s still here with me…

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Excerpt

He’d been watching. Waiting.
I felt…exposed. Miller and I had been living in this happy little bubble. I had no idea it was more of a snow globe. Someone controlling everything from the outside. Just waiting to throw it on the ground and shatter it into a million tiny pieces.

Read Kay’s Review: Homecoming

About Ivy
Ivy Smoak is the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon #1 bestselling author of The Hunted Series. Her books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.
When she’s not writing, you can find Ivy binge watching too many TV shows, taking long walks, playing outside, and generally refusing to act like an adult. She lives with her husband in Delaware.
It’s been a wild ride to chase her dreams…

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, RomCom, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – One Night Standards by Heather M. Orgeron

One Night Standards; Booze and Bad Decisions #3
(standalone within an interconnected series)

Publication Date: November 17, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Romcom/Friends to Lovers/Rock and Roll Romance

Author: Heather M. Orgeron

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
One Night Standards contains the best book boyfriend who is swoony and sweet from cover to cover!

Lyle Livingston is the kind of guy you swoon over from chapter to chapter and basically from page to page. Lyle is the best kind of book boyfriend; loyal, attentive, supportive, loving, AND so dang dirty between the sheets, I am obsessed with him!! This book requires a big glass of ice water to cool down between all the swooning. If I didn’t like Sammi so much, I’d be totally jealous of her.

Lyle is best friends with Sammi’s brother, so they grew up together and had sparks when they were teenagers, but never acted upon them beyond spending time together. Then Lyle left when he made it into the country music industry, but five years later, when Sammi is about to marry another man Lyle is there just in the nick of time.

Marrying Lyle was always Sammi’s dream, but she never actually thought it would happen, especially when he left to pursue his dream. Who knew her actual groom would ditch her on her wedding day and Lyle would actually step in to take his place. Pinch her because she must be dreaming…or perhaps let her keep dreaming because she never wants to wake up. Mrs. Livingston has a nice ring to it.

I totally admit, I wondered where the story was going to go when Sammi and Lyle basically fell in love right from the get go, but I was so, so, so totally wrong in my thinking. I should have known that Heather would write a beautiful book with all the emotions and laughter that I totally expect from her. One Night Standards was pure fire with a great friends to lovers trope tucked right in the gooey center.

Synopsis:
BREAKING NEWS!

Ladies, hold on to your t!ts because we’re coming to you today with shocking news you won’t want to miss.

Lyle Livingston—bassist of The Rhett Taylor Band—has tied the knot! Yes, the man we all know to entertain his female company strictly on one-night standards has taken the plunge, reportedly to his best friend’s little sister!

Our exclusive source tells us he was to be a guest at Sammi Deluca’s wedding and somehow ended up at the altar himself.

How long can this perpetual playboy remain monogamous? Only time will tell. Stay tuned right here to TMD for more details as we set to unravel the makings of this shotgun wedding.

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Blog Tour – Matchmaking A Grump by Angela Casella and Denise Grover Swank

Matchmaking a Grump by Angela Casella & Denise Grover Swank is now live! 

He wants to destroy her show. She wants to get on Santa’s naughty list with him.

Rowan
No man wants to be nicknamed Cupid. My family’s run a matchmaking business for years, though, and my sister’s a romance novelist. You get the picture. To make matters worse, my narcissistic grandmother just sold a reality dating show to network television. Thanks to her, our small town is about to become a hotbed of tourists and opportunists.

Her show needs to be stopped, and I’m exactly the man to do it. Cupid, reporting for duty

The star of the show, Kennedy Littlefield, isn’t my type at all. She’s a wealthy heiress with an unhealthy obsession with Christmas.

There’s just one problem: I can’t stop thinking about her.

Kennedy
I’m lucky to be doing this show. Maybe I’ll start believing it if I repeat it enough…because I’m supposed to be dating eight men, and they all suck. I’m not here to fall in love—I’m trying to save a non-profit with the publicity from the show—but I’d hoped for a Christmas miracle.

I love Christmas, only it hasn’t come to the set because the show doesn’t air until spring, and no one—with the exception of me—wants to watch a Christmas show in March.

There’s only one thing I want more than Christmas cheer: the ornery grump who keeps hanging out around the set.

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Meet Denise


Denise Grover Swank is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author who writes romance mystery and romantic comedy.

She lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City, MISSOURI. (So many people think it’s in Kansas.) She has six kids—three out on their own, one in college, and two in high school. She has three dogs. She spends her free time binging Netflix, drinking wine, and reading. Not necessarily in that order.

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Meet Angela


ANGELA CASELLA is a romcom fanatic. Writing them, reading them, watching them—she’s greedy, and she does it all. She writes the Fairy Godmother Agency series solo, and she’s lucky enough to collaborate with Denise Grover Swank on multiple series.

She lives in Asheville, NC. Her hobbies include herding her daughter toward less dangerous activities, the aforementioned romcom addiction, and dreaming of having someone else clean her house.

Visit her website at www.angelacasella.com or Angela and Denise’s website at www.arcdgs.com.

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New Release – Matchmaking A Grump by Angela Casella and Denise Grover Swank

Matchmaking a Grump by Angela Casella & Denise Grover Swank is now live! 

He wants to destroy her show. She wants to get on Santa’s naughty list with him.

Rowan
No man wants to be nicknamed Cupid. My family’s run a matchmaking business for years, though, and my sister’s a romance novelist. You get the picture. To make matters worse, my narcissistic grandmother just sold a reality dating show to network television. Thanks to her, our small town is about to become a hotbed of tourists and opportunists.

Her show needs to be stopped, and I’m exactly the man to do it. Cupid, reporting for duty

The star of the show, Kennedy Littlefield, isn’t my type at all. She’s a wealthy heiress with an unhealthy obsession with Christmas.

There’s just one problem: I can’t stop thinking about her.

Kennedy
I’m lucky to be doing this show. Maybe I’ll start believing it if I repeat it enough…because I’m supposed to be dating eight men, and they all suck. I’m not here to fall in love—I’m trying to save a non-profit with the publicity from the show—but I’d hoped for a Christmas miracle.

I love Christmas, only it hasn’t come to the set because the show doesn’t air until spring, and no one—with the exception of me—wants to watch a Christmas show in March.

There’s only one thing I want more than Christmas cheer: the ornery grump who keeps hanging out around the set.

  Download today on Amazon or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

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Amazon Worldwide: https://mybook.to/MatchmakingAGrump

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Read Kay’s Review: Matchmaking A Grump

Meet Denise


Denise Grover Swank is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author who writes romance mystery and romantic comedy.

She lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City, MISSOURI. (So many people think it’s in Kansas.) She has six kids—three out on their own, one in college, and two in high school. She has three dogs. She spends her free time binging Netflix, drinking wine, and reading. Not necessarily in that order.

Connect with Denise

Website: https://www.denisegroverswank.com/

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Meet Angela


ANGELA CASELLA is a romcom fanatic. Writing them, reading them, watching them—she’s greedy, and she does it all. She writes the Fairy Godmother Agency series solo, and she’s lucky enough to collaborate with Denise Grover Swank on multiple series.

She lives in Asheville, NC. Her hobbies include herding her daughter toward less dangerous activities, the aforementioned romcom addiction, and dreaming of having someone else clean her house.

Visit her website at www.angelacasella.com or Angela and Denise’s website at www.arcdgs.com.

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Review
Book Reviews, RomCom, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Matchmaking A Grump by Angela Casella and Denise Grover Swank

Matchmaking a Grump (Highland Hills)

Matchmaking A Grump; Highland Hills #2
(#2 within a series)

Publication Date: November 3, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Holiday/Opposites Attract/Romantic Comedy

Author: Angela Casella and Denise Grover Swank

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
A big, kind-hearted grump and a sweet, lovey heiress who loves Christmas, this had all the making of a snuggle up with a blanket, hot chocolate, and turn every page until it was finished book. Matchmaking A Grump was a ton of fun.

Rowan and Kennedy may have grown up in two different worlds, but at heart they are very similar people. They both have big, beautiful hearts and have that deep need to help those less fortunate. While they both go about it in very different ways, their outcome is still the same and I think that is what their souls connected with when they met one another. However, the complication came in, and it was a big one, because Kennedy was only in Highland Hills to tape a show where she was to find her husband and Rowan was not on the cast list. He was the hired help.

Matchmaking A Grump has a great secondary cast, something Angela and Denise are really great at writing together. They have made returning to this town and discovering these family members love story fun over and over again. Rowan has been the big brother to all of his sisters, protective and sort of grumpy in the background for several books, so I really enjoyed having his story and this book did not disappoint. He was everything I was hoping for and more.

I wasn’t as familiar with Kenney’s family, I’ve missed those stories, but it didn’t make her any less enjoyable to read. Her enthusiasm over the holiday’s and her empathy over helping others is super sweet and she is a very likable character. I can see why Rowan loosened up on his grumpy ways and fell for her.

Fall for a sweetly, quirky holiday romance with a great cast of characters.

Synopsis:
He wants to destroy her show. She wants to get on Santa’s naughty list with him.

Rowan
No man wants to be nicknamed Cupid. My family’s run a matchmaking business for years, though, and my sister’s a romance novelist. You get the picture. To make matters worse, my narcissistic grandmother just sold a reality dating show to network television. Thanks to her, our small town is about to become a hotbed of tourists and opportunists.

Her show needs to be stopped, and I’m exactly the man to do it. Cupid, reporting for duty

The star of the show, Kennedy Littlefield, isn’t my type at all. She’s a wealthy heiress with an unhealthy obsession with Christmas.

There’s just one problem: I can’t stop thinking about her.

Kennedy
I’m lucky to be doing this show. Maybe I’ll start believing it if I repeat it enough…because I’m supposed to be dating eight men, and they all suck. I’m not here to fall in love—I’m trying to save a non-profit with the publicity from the show—but I’d hoped for a Christmas miracle.

I love Christmas, only it hasn’t come to the set because the show doesn’t air until spring, and no one—with the exception of me—wants to watch a Christmas show in March.

There’s only one thing I want more than Christmas cheer: the ornery grump who keeps hanging out around the set.

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2022 Excerpt/Teaser, Blog Tour - 2022, RomCom, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

Blog Tour – Scrooging Christmas by Sarah Ready

All she needs is Christmastime.
Until him.

Scrooging Christmas, a hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy set during the holidays from author Sarah Ready is out now!

What would you do with a Scrooge?

Professional holiday decorator Natalie Fiorre loves tinsel, gingerbread, and the magic of Christmas. She believes there isn’t anything in the world that a dash of Christmas Spirit can’t fix—until she meets Gabe.

Perpetual Scrooge Gabe Cavanaugh loathes candy canes, jingle bells, and all things merry and bright. He believes Christmas is the worst time of year.

So when Miss Christmas and Mr. Scrooge meet, sparks fly.

When Gabe threatens to evict Natalie and her neighbors on Christmas she does what any right-minded Christmas-lover would do…

Natalie has two days to stop the evictions and help Gabe discover the magic of Christmas, but a lot can go wrong in two days, and in Romeo, the soul mate capital, there’s another kind of magic in the air.

A delightfully cheeky rom-com romp through the holidays, Scrooging Christmas is Book Seven in the Soul Mates in Romeo Romance Series by Sarah Ready.

Grab it for only 99 cents before it’s too late!

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Keep reading for a look inside Scrooging Christmas!

“So today we’re going to cut down a Christmas tree and decorate it.”

I shake my head, “No we’re not.”

She stares at me, and I’m pretty certain she’s surprised at my resistance.

The coffee has slowed to a drip, so I take down two mugs and pour the steaming black liquid, enjoying the rich smell. I shove one across the counter toward her and take a long drink of the hot liquid.

“Just like that?” she asks, frowning at me.

“Just like what?”

“No. Just like that?”

I take another sip. It’s good coffee, then say, “Of course. What are you going to do? Make me?”

She pulls the pan off the stove and holds it high in the air. “Here’s the deal. You come Christmas tree cutting with me and you get delicious sausage and pancakes. You don’t…and you get…you get…”

“The lotion?” I ask straight-faced.

Apparently she’s not a fan of horror, because she waves that away.

“No. Last year’s fruitcake. It’s in the cupboard, soaked in rum. And lemme tell you. It’s fluorescent green and goopy brown. There are oozy bits. And when you take it out of the tin, it makes a squishy splooshy noise. Like it’s exhaling.”

I stare at her, appalled at her fruitcake description. Maybe she is a fan of horror. “This is a real thing? A breathing fruitcake?”

“Of course. You should see the one we’re saving from 2012. Actually, maybe I’ll give that one to you.” She shakes the pan at me, the sausage smell drifting over. “You decide. Sausages and pancakes. Or respirating fruitcake.”

“You are diabolical.”

There’s no way she knows that I can only cook two things: toast and microwave meals. And I didn’t see any bread or microwaveables in the pantry. So…am I actually at her mercy?

I consider the pan of sausages, the maple scent drifting across the kitchen. It’s a homey smell, sweet and savory, matching the warm wood cabinets and the butcher block counters. My stomach lets out a growl, reminding me of how hungry I am.

I haven’t eaten since yesterday’s lunch. A microwave noodle bowl that I half-ate while going through emails and making calls.

I weigh the options. Go hungry. Go Christmas. Go hungry. Go Christmas.

“Fine. I’ll kill a tree with you then decorate its carcass in lights and shiny balls.” I take the plate from the counter and hold it out to her, “Serve it up. Even prisoners get two hots and a cot. Something you’ll be learning very soon.”

About Sarah Ready

Author Sarah Ready writes contemporary romance and romantic comedy. Her books have been described as “euphoric”, “heartwarming” and “laugh out loud”. Her debut novel The Fall in Love Checklist was hailed as “the unicorn read of 2020”. She loves to write fast-paced, emotionally compelling romances about quirky, smart women and the men who love them.

Before writing romance full-time Sarah had lots of fun teaching at an Ivy League. Then she realized she could have even more fun writing romance. Her favorite things after writing are adventuring and travel. You’ll frequently find her using her degree at a dino dig site, crawling into a cave, snorkeling, or on horseback riding through the jungle – all fodder for her next book. She’s lived in Scotland, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland and NYC. She currently lives in the Caribbean with her water-obsessed pup and her awesome family.

You can visit her online at www.sarahready.com

Connect with Sarah

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2022 New Release/Release Day, Contemporary Romance, RomCom, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

New Release – Scoring Chance by Teagan Hunter

Scoring Chance by Teagan Hunter is now live! 

Scoring on the ice? Piece of cake.
Scoring off it? Well, there’s a reason I’m still a virgin.

I’m not entirely clueless with women, though I do tend to put my foot in my mouth around them far too often.

Like I did with Scout, the donut maker I stupidly introduced myself to despite visiting her truck for years.

Maybe my teammates have a reason to call me the dumb one, but I’m determined to prove them all wrong—Scout included.

I want to be her friend. Want her to see the real me.

What I’m not expecting is to like her so much when we start spending time together…or want to kiss her so badly.

I’m the jock, and she’s the bookworm.
On paper, we make no sense together.

But maybe I have a scoring chance with her after all.

  Download today or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited

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Read Kay’s Review: Scoring Chance

Meet Teagan

TEAGAN HUNTER is a Missouri-raised gal but currently lives in South Carolina with her Marine veteran husband, where she spends her days begging him for a cat. She survives off coffee, pizza, and sarcasm. When she’s not writing, you can find her binge-watching various TV shows, especially Supernatural and One Tree Hill. She enjoys cold weather, buys more paperbacks than she’ll ever read, and never says no to brownies.

Connect with Teagan

Website: www.teaganhunterwrites.com

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2022 New Release/Release Day, RomCom, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

New Release – Scrooging Christmas by Sarah Ready

Holiday cheer is in the air.
So is unexpected love.

Scrooging Christmas, a delightful and swoony opposites attract holiday romance from author Sarah Ready is now available!

What would you do with a Scrooge?

Professional holiday decorator Natalie Fiorre loves tinsel, gingerbread, and the magic of Christmas. She believes there isn’t anything in the world that a dash of Christmas Spirit can’t fix—until she meets Gabe.

Perpetual Scrooge Gabe Cavanaugh loathes candy canes, jingle bells, and all things merry and bright. He believes Christmas is the worst time of year.

So when Miss Christmas and Mr. Scrooge meet, sparks fly.

When Gabe threatens to evict Natalie and her neighbors on Christmas she does what any right-minded Christmas-lover would do…

Natalie has two days to stop the evictions and help Gabe discover the magic of Christmas, but a lot can go wrong in two days, and in Romeo, the soul mate capital, there’s another kind of magic in the air.

A delightfully cheeky rom-com romp through the holidays, Scrooging Christmas is Book Seven in the Soul Mates in Romeo Romance Series by Sarah Ready.

Download your copy for 99 cents for a limited time!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3KGCSCx
Amazon Worldwide: https://mybook.to/scroogingchristmas
Apple Books: https://apple.co/3ReoPqv
Nook: https://bit.ly/3fjY0TO
Kobo: https://bit.ly/3QbcySc
Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/3Sbedcb
Nook Paperback: https://bit.ly/3r4781m

Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3ecQtW9

About Sarah Ready

Author Sarah Ready writes contemporary romance and romantic comedy. Her books have been described as “euphoric”, “heartwarming” and “laugh out loud”. Her debut novel The Fall in Love Checklist was hailed as “the unicorn read of 2020”. She loves to write fast-paced, emotionally compelling romances about quirky, smart women and the men who love them.

Before writing romance full-time Sarah had lots of fun teaching at an Ivy League. Then she realized she could have even more fun writing romance. Her favorite things after writing are adventuring and travel. You’ll frequently find her using her degree at a dino dig site, crawling into a cave, snorkeling, or on horseback riding through the jungle – all fodder for her next book. She’s lived in Scotland, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland and NYC. She currently lives in the Caribbean with her water-obsessed pup and her awesome family.

You can visit her online at www.sarahready.com

Connect with Sarah

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2PVEe4j

Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3wt7D6B

BookBub: https://bit.ly/3wtATKA

Website: http://sarahready.com/

Stay up to date with all the things and subscribe to Sarah’s mailing list: https://bit.ly/3sWxUbe