Book Reviews, Features, New Releases

Another Hopping Month of Releases

Released This April

In case you missed any of the fabulous releases this past month I’d like to take a moment do a quick recap of some of, not only my favorite books, but also top sellers that were published this past month.

Contained on this list will be books that I’ve read and books on my TBR lists. I swear my TBR pile gets bigger every day with so many delicious authors and books hitting the market, yet I promise I will never to steer you wrong when it comes to cozying up with a good book.

So, without further ado…I’m beginning with one of my favorite reads from this past month. A sexy, heartfelt jock who is looking for love, unfortunately he falls in love with a woman who is in the business of ending relationships. 

Ditched; A Sports Romance 

by R.C. Boldt

He’s playing for the heart she’s had sidelined for years. 

IVY HAYES
Dating can be a rocky journey. Once the new shine wears off, you may end up with a case of buyer’s remorse.

That’s where I come in. I set the backdrop and coach you through the breakup.

Don’t want overblown drama, hard feelings, or a drink tossed in your face? Then I’m your fairy godmother, child.

BECKET JONES
As an NFL quarterback, endorsement ads and the media pandering after me are all part of the game.

Ivy Hayes is the first woman who doesn’t care about my money and the notoriety that goes along with it.

But I’m a long-term guy, and she operates strictly in the now. Which means I need to bring my A-game.

Otherwise, I’ll end up getting ditched.

**Ditched is a sports romance/contemporary romance with a bit of a twist. It is a standalone, full-length novel.**

ebook, 330 pages

♥Expected publication: April 3rd 2018♥

This next title is the second in the Summerhaven series and boy was it good. Okay, let me start again, the first was good, the second was amazing, and I believe the third, which is set to release in June will be explosive. Katy Regnery has a magnetic pull with her series.  They draw you in and keep you enraptured.

Smiling Irish; The Summerhaven Trio #2

by Katy Regnery

Tierney Haven and Burr O’Leary come from completely different worlds…

…but there’s a reason they say “opposites attract.”

Bookish Tierney Haven has always preferred places to people, and she especially loves the peace and quiet of Moonstone Manor, an estate museum located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where she is head docent, chief historian and live-in caretaker. The very last thing she expects to find on the doorstep at midnight is bruised and bloodied stranger, Burr O’Leary, in desperate need of her help.

Against her better judgement and at the risk of her brothers’ wrath, Tierney offers Burr sanctuary at Moonstone Manor, and nurses him back to health, surprised to discover that the dashing, enigmatic stranger loves the history and peace of Moonstone as much as she. But Burr has a dark history, and those who hurt him will stop at nothing to eliminate him…placing Tierney in grave danger until he is well enough to find them first.

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♥Expected publication: April 3rd 2018♥

Geeky hero, smart heroine, and a masquerade ball where anything goes. This story is one to fall in love with.

Come As You Are 

by Lauren Blakely

I couldn’t have scripted a more perfect night.

For one fantastic evening, at a masquerade party in the heart of Manhattan, I’m not the millionaire everyone wants a piece of. Fine—multimillionaire. But who’s counting all those commas? Not me, and not the most intriguing woman I’ve ever met, who happens to like dancing, witty banter, and hot, passionate up-against-the-wall sex as much as I do.

There’s no need for names or business cards. And that’s why I’m eager to get to know her more, since my mystery woman seems to like me for me, rather than for my huge…bank account.

Everything’s coming up aces. Until the next day when things get a little complicated. (Newsflash — a lot complicated.)

***

He’s charming, brilliant, an incredible lover, and right now I want to stab fate in the eyeballs.

I’ve had one goal I’ve been working toward, and lo and behold, my mystery man is the very person who stands between me and my dream job. A job I desperately need since my hard-knock life has nothing in common with his star-kissed one.

But it’s time to put that fairytale night behind me, and focus on learning what makes him tick. Too bad it turns out his quirks are my quirks, and his love affair with New York matches mine.

And as we spend our days together, I discover something else that feels like a cruel twist of fate — I’m falling for this naughty prince charming, and that’s not an ending I can write to our story.

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♥Expected publication: April 16th 2018♥

 

Part of a series, the Royals Undercover set fire to April releasing two books in one month, one at the beginning of the month and the other right at the end. Let’s hear it for a Cheeky Royal King.

Cheeky Royal and Cheeky King; Royals Undercover

by Nana Malone

All they want is everything they can’t have.

Penny…

Yes, yes, I’ve heard the rumors.
The prince is royal, and cocky and has a—well never mind about all that.
The problem is, he’s also my job.

When the King called on me to retrieve the wayward prince, I was ready to walk away.

Then I caught my boyfriend cheating—and suddenly leaving never felt like a better idea.

Sebastian…

I never wanted the throne.

When I left behind my gilded cage of a palace, it all sounded so simple: find my long-lost brother & make him the prince so I don’t have to rule the kingdom like my father expects.

Then I meet my new neighbor, and quickly realize I’ve found the queen of my heart—and bed.

Just one problem, I can’t let her find out who I really am.

What good is a King without his Queen?

Sebastian…

I never wanted the crown, but now it’s mine.
Instead of my freedom–instead of her.
But even though she’s not mine to keep, I can’t seem to stay away.

Penny…

The moment he became king, I knew we were over.

Now I’ve returned home some kind of conquering hero.
If only they all knew that we’d both lost our hearts.
If only I could stay out of the royal bed.

What good is being cocky if you can’t get what you want?

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♥Expected publication: April 2nd and April 30th 2018♥

This book has not received enough attention. For a new adult read it touched on every emotion and dug out feelings on top of feelings. Written as a duet, it ended on a huge cliffhanger, which can leave readers a tad wanting and waiting for the second part to be released until they even pickup the first part, but…there is light at the end of the tunnel. The second half of the duet is due to be released this summer, so what are you waiting for…it is so good.

The Theory of Unrequited; The Science of Unrequited #1

by Len Webster

Atomic number: 8
Name of chemical element: Oxygen
Symbol: O

Every theory has a test subject … even between best friends.

The pact: Stanford.
The betrayal: AJ attending Duke.
The reason: She did something stupid like fall in love with Evan.
The problem: Evan’s not ready to let this betrayal go so easily.
The solution: Find AJ and fix them.

The Theory of Unrequited, Book One in The Science of Unrequited: The Story of AJ & Evan.

ebook, 384 pages

♥Expected publication: April 18th 2018♥

I gave you an excellent choice with a geek hero above, this next read has the perfect geek heroine.  Not only that, the hero is affectionate and also built like Adonis. For all the fans of Princess Bride, Star Wars, or other additional fandoms this book will make you smile. So I dare you to read it.

I Dare You; The Hook Up #1

by Ilsa Madden-Mills

NEW STAND-ALONE RELEASE

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills kicks off a brand-new, sexy, heartfelt contemporary romance series with I DARE YOU!

Badass Athlete: I dare you to…
Delaney Shaw: Who is this?

The late night text is random, but “Badass Athlete” sure seems to know who she is…

Delaney Shaw.
Good girl.
Lover of fluffy kitties and Star Wars.
Curious.

His dare? Spend one night in his bed—a night he promises will be unforgettable—and she can solve the mystery of who he is.

She knows she shouldn’t, but what else is she going to do with her boring Valentine’s Day?

One sexy hook-up later, her mind is blown and the secret’s out.

Maverick Monroe.
Bad boy.
The most talented football player in the country.
Just ask him.

Too bad for him Delaney’s sworn off dating athletes forever after her last heartbreak.

But Maverick wants more than one night and refuses to give up on winning Delaney’s heart. She isn’t one to be fazed by a set of broad shoulders.

Will the bad boy land the nerd girl or will the secrets they keep from each other separate them forever?

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♥Expected publication: April 28th 2018♥

 

I love reading tough men who are mushy-gushy about their women. This next pick has six to choose from. It also has another tie in to one of my favorite authors. Lexi Blake loaned out her world to five wonderful authors. You have an opportunity to read, perhaps, a favorite author of your own while they dabble in Lexi’s world. I’m so excited for these books and what each author has to bring.

The Lexi Blake Crossover Collection

Lexi Blake – Close Cover
Larissa Ione – Her Guardian Angel
J. Kenner – Justify Me
Corinne Michaels – Say You Won’t Let Go
Carly Phillips – His to Protect
Susan Stoker – Rescuing Sadie

by Lexi Blake Crossover Collection

Welcome to the Lexi Blake Crossover Collection.

Over the past year, Lexi Blake has introduced you to five new characters and five new and brilliant worlds. You should know and love these characters – sisters from another mister, brothers from another mother. Here is a little information about the worlds from each author.

Stark International

J. Kenner’s glitzy and beautiful world where the wealthy and powerful live and fall in love. Join Nikki and Damien’s world filled with friends and lovers. Julie writes sexy and amazing heroes and heroines you’ll fall in love with!

Bodyguard Bad Boys

Carly Philips is flirty and fun and this world will transport you to a place where hot men are willing to give up everything to save their women. With sizzling sex scenes and plots that you keep you guessing, you won’t want to leave this world.

Return to Me

Corinne Michaels writes beautifully broken characters. Cowboys and country singers, real people living real lives, needing real love. You can’t go wrong with her deeply emotional stories.

Delta Force Heroes

Susan Stoker’s world is frentic and frenzied. Filled with danger and suspense and a surprising number of kidnappings, her Delta Force team will make your heart pound even as you fall for military heroes.

Demonica Underworld

Larissa Ione’s one of the best writers working in paranormal today. Demonica is a harsh world where opposites attract and even a demon can find true love.

And all these worlds will blend with Lexi Blakes. Six New York Times bestsellers bringing you a world unlike any you’ve seen.

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♥Expected publication: April 10th 2018♥

 

*All book synopsis’ given by GoodReads except for the Lexi Blake Crossover Collection.

For a bigger list of published books released this past month that includes Romance, YA, Science Fiction, Fiction, YA, etc…Find it on Goodreads

Book Reviews, New Releases, Release Day/New Release, Suspense/Intrigue Romance

New Release – Rescuing Sadie

Susan Stoker
Rescuing Sadie
Delta Force Heroes 7.5/Masters & Mercenaries Crossover Collection
Release Date April 10, 2018

Blurb:
Sadie Jennings was used to being protected. As the niece of Sean Taggart, and the receptionist at McKay-Taggart Group, she was constantly surrounded by Alpha men more than capable, and willing, to lay down their life for her. But when she visits her friend in San Antonio, and acts on suspicious activity at Milena’s workplace, Sadie puts both of them in the crosshairs of a madman. After several harrowing weeks, her friend is now safe, but for Sadie, the repercussions of her rash act linger on.

Chase Jackson, no stranger to dangerous situations as a captain in the US Army, has volunteered himself as Sadie’s bodyguard. He fell head over heels for the beautiful woman the first time he laid eyes on her. With a Delta Force team at his back, he reassures the Taggart’s that Sadie will be safe. But when the situation in San Antonio catches up with her, Chase has to use everything he’s learned over his career to keep his promise…and to keep Sadie alive long enough to officially make her his.

The Lexi Blake Crossover Collection features a new novel by Lexi Blake and five books by some of her favorite writers:

Lexi Blake – Close Cover
Larissa Ione – Her Guardian Angel
J. Kenner – Justify Me
Corinne Michaels – Say You Won’t Let Go
Carly Phillips – His to Protect
Susan Stoker – Rescuing Sadie

Goodreads

Buy Links

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Read Kay’s Review: A Stoker Win With a Blake Assist

About the Author:

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all-American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She’s married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.

She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.

Website: http://www.stokeraces.com
Newsletter: http://www.stokeraces.com/contact.html
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8247140.Susan_Stoker
Amazon: http://amzn.to/23bGFeY
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorsusanstoker/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Susan_Stoker

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

Her first novel, Their Virgin Captive: Masters of Ménage, Book 1, was a collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black. There are five more books available in the series: Their Virgin’s Secret, Their Virgin Concubine, Their Virgin Princess, Their Virgin Hostage, and Their Virgin Secretary. The next book in the series, Their Virgin Mistress, is releasing this April.

In addition to the Masters of Ménage series, she is the author of the Masters and Mercenaries series. There are eight full-length novels and four novellas available now, with more coming in 2015.

In 2013, Lexi also began releasing her urban fantasy series, Thieves. The first five are available now, with Ripper, a spin-off to the series, coming in 2015.

Sign up for Lexi’s newsletter at http://lexiblake.net/

For more information about her books, her appearances and her wacky life visit her Facebook page (http://goo.gl/q2IHnJ) or her website (http://www.lexiblake.net)

Goodreads: hhttps://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5124235.Lexi_Blake
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lexi-Blake/

Book Reviews, Suspense/Intrigue Romance

A Stoker Win With a Blake Assist

Rescuing Sadie; A Delta Force Heroes/Masters and Mercenaries Crossover (Series)
by Susan Stoker/Intro by Lexi Blake (Authors)

This review is from: March 28, 2018 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Rating:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥

Sadie Jennings is the niece of Sean and Grace Taggart from Lexi Blake’s Masters and Mercenaries series. Sadie is used to domineering men and the strong women who fearlessly love those men. Sadie works for her uncles at McKay-Taggart and has no trouble putting many overbearing Doms in their place back in Dallas, but the moment she literally runs into Chase Jackson she isn’t herself. The confident woman she once was doesn’t know how to act around him. He unnerves her. Not in a bad way, but in a way that makes her yearn. Her life is back in Dallas, and once they catch the crazy psycho who is after her, she has no right to want a man who is settled and comfortable in San Antonio. So why can’t she stop her feelings from evolving for the sexy Captain?

Chase Jackson knew the moment he met Sadie that she was his. He couldn’t begin to understand how he knew, he just did. The thought of her in danger unsettled him every moment of the day and he wouldn’t rest until Jonathan was caught or killed. The man had tried to kidnap and rape Sadie once, and Chase would do everything in his power to make sure that she was never harmed again. With the help of the Deltas at his back and McKay-Taggart if needed, Chase knew he basically had an army at his disposal, then once danger was officially out of the way he could make Sadie his forever.

Rescuing Sadie was everything I’d hoped for. Susan Stoker merged the two worlds of Delta Teams and Masters and Mercs together beautifully. For anyone who is a fan of either series you will find a reason to enjoy this novella.

Sweet, precocious Annie is back from the Delta Force novels and her insight into love and relationships is amazing. And someone correct me, but is Annie just a pint size Ian Taggart? It’s no wonder I love her because Ian is my favorite giant man-child in Masters and Mercs.

And if you love crossover novels check these out:

The characters you have come to love in the SEAL of Protection and
Delta Force Heroes Series are showcased in their very own Kindle World! 

Welcome to the Lexi Blake Masters and Mercenaries Crossover Collection!

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