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Blog Tour – Love is in the Air anthology

Release Date: February 16
 
29 of your favorite authors come together to celebrate love and romance in this anthology featuring brand new, original short stories.
All proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. 

 

Featured authors include:
Grab Your Copy Here:
Read Kay’s Review: Love is in the Air
 
 
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New Release – Love is in the Air anthology

Release Date: February 16
 
29 of your favorite authors come together to celebrate love and romance in this anthology featuring brand new, original short stories.
All proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. 

Featured authors include:
Grab Your Copy Here:
Read Kay’s Review: Love is in the Air
 
 
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Book Reviews, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Love is in the Air anthology

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Love is in the Air; Volume 1 
(An anthology)

Publication Date: February 16, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Contemporary Romance

Authors: Susan Stoker, A M Kusi, Abbi Zanders, Alley Ciz, Anna Blakely, Anna Brooks, Becca Steele, Cora Kenborn, Darcy Burke, Elizabeth SaFleur, Emery Rose, Greer Bailey, Ivy Layne, J. Kenner, Jeana E. Mann, Jennifer Woodhull, Joslyn Westbrook, Kailee Samuels, Kait Nolan, Lexi C. Foss, Lisa Suzanne, Lynne St. James, Maria Luis, P.J. Fiala., Rebecca Sharp, Riley Edwards, S.E. Rose, Saffron A. Kent, Samantha Lind, Taylor Danae Colbert

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

This anthology is jammed packed with love stories. There is everything from catching up on favorite characters to brand new short stories from 30 authors! A couple of the short snippets, I’m really hoping there will be longer books coming in the future, but until then…here are a few of reviews from some of my favorite authors contained in this anthology!

Arrow and Salem by Saffron A. Kent – Arrow and Salem have made it through a lot, but their wedding is finally here, however, Salem’s sister reaches out one last time. This short is intense. Also, for fans of this series, Saffron gives us a peek into what’s coming up. Squeeeee!!!!

Dash and Holly by Susan Stoker – A new short story that is suspenseful and steamy. It is the perfect story to be read back to back with Riley Edwards, Magic and Stella.

Magic and Stella by Riley Edwards – Magic and Stella and the best friends to Dash and Holly and their love story happens right alongside same timeline. Both short stories are full of suspense and steam and wonderfully written.

There are so many stories and I can truly recommend them all, so jump in and read your favorites or find new favorites. It’s all good.

Synopsis:

30 of your favorite authors come together to celebrate love and romance in this anthology featuring brand new, original short stories.

All proceeds will go to the American Heart Association.

Featured authors include:
A.M. Kusi, Abbie Zanders, Alley Ciz, Anna Blakely, Anna Brooks, Becca Steele, Cora Kenborn, Darcy Burke, Elizabeth SaFleur, Emery Rose, Greer Bailey, Ivy Layne, J. Kenner, Jeana E. Mann, Jennifer Woodhull, Joslyn Westbrook, Kailee Samuels, Kait Nolan, Lexi C. Foss, Lisa Suzanne, Lynne St. James, Maria Luis, P.J. Fiala., Rebecca Sharp, Riley Edwards, S.E. Rose, Saffron A. Kent, Samantha Lind, Susan Stoker, Taylor Danae Colbert.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, RomCom

Review – Holiday Ever After Anthology

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Holiday Ever After Anthology 
by Kimberly KincaidAmy Andrews, Kate Canterbary, J.H. Croix, Erika Kelly, Maria Luis, Natasha Madison, Erin Nicholas, Lucy Score, Lili ValenteWillow Winters (authors)

This review is from: November 27, 2019 By Kay Daniels
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥🔥

The lineup is FANTASTIC!!! The stories are brilliant!! You may recognize the characters from previous books and fall in love with the all new stories written by these great authors OR may find an author you haven’t read before and begin making a new TBR wish list for Christmas and begin finding new worlds to fall in love with. Either way, this is the joy of reading anthologies, there is something for everyone and you seriously can’t go wrong with this lovely holiday treat.

In Holiday Ever After the stories are quick and fun and they all revolve around the holidays in some way or the other so you really can’t go wrong. You will be able to pick up a story in between running errands, wrapping presents, drinking cocoa, basically every holiday thing on your checklist. There is no need to feel stressful during the holiday season when you can add in a short romance break.

The lineup includes:

MILF on the Shelf by Lili Valente: Adorable, fake boyfriend love with Lili’s humor thrown in. Love in the big city and a strange Christmas toilet. Yes, I said toilet 🙂

Must Love Alligators by Erin Nicholas: The Boys of of the Bayou are back with a quick Christmas tale involving Chase and Bailey. Is Bailey back to talk about endangered animals, or catch a certain med student?

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Red Bikini Trouble by Amy Andrews: A second chance love story in our favorite town of Credence, Co. that involves a bikini, a selfie stick, and lots of trouble.

Planes, Trains and Head Over Heels by Erika Kelly: Two opposites are forced to ride out a storm in the worst possible conditions, but end up finding more in common than they ever imagined.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Kimberly Kincaid: Back at Remington Medical where love is always in the air. Sophia has been trying to stay away from Dr. Malone, but it turns out Dr. Cocky may have the perfect remedy for what she’s been running from after all.

Due to time constraints and the upcoming holidays, I’ve only made it through half of the anthology, but here is a brief synopsis of the other stories within the anthology. Enjoy and happy holidays!

Mistletoe Kisser by Lucy Score: Two veterinarians and a chance at a second first kiss.

That Snowy Night by J.H. Croix: A second chance romance. I adore these stories and then mix in some holiday magic…well it is just perfect.

Professional Development by Kate Canterbury: Enemies to lovers romance and the holidays mixed togethers.

Tempt the Assistant by Natasha Madison: A company Christmas party and two co-workers who have feelings for one another.

Kissing the Gentleman by Maria Luis: Hilarious workplace romance.

All I Want is a Kiss by Willow Winters: Two business partners who have also had something on the side, but can this be the season to ask for something more?

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It will only be available as a collection for a very limited time, so snatch it up while you can!

 

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New Release – Hold Me Today by Maria Luis

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: Hold Me Today
Series: Put A Ring On It #1
Author: Maria Luis
Genre: Sexy Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 17, 2019

BLURB

Rock bottom has never felt so good.

At least, that’s what I tell myself when I bargain with the enemy and score a renovation for my hair salon.

The enemy? Nick Stamos, my best friend’s older brother.

He’s got a body and face the Greek gods would envy but his personality needs a major overhaul.

He’s surly.
A rule-follower.
Did I mention he’s seen me naked?

I may have crushed on him for years, but the only place I want Nick swinging his hammer nowadays is at my salon.

Except, he needs something in return. . .

A fake girlfriend.

And I’m just reckless enough to say yes.

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EXCERPT 

~ Mina ~
A masculine hand sticks through the closing elevator doors, cutting off my train of thought as I lurch forward to jab the KEEP OPEN button. I smack it once with a heavy, don’t-fail-me-now finger, then again, my gaze flitting to the doors that are inching closed like the gates of Mordor.
That hand balls into a fist and then a suit-encased forearm appears, followed by a long leg and a brown, leather dress shoe. The leather is so soft, so visibly supple, I wouldn’t doubt that they cost more than my mortgage.
Gamóto.”
At the Greek curse for “fuck”, and the more than familiar gravel-pitched voice, my back snaps straight, and I yank my gaze up. Up past the lean waist not even a suit jacket can hide. Up past the barrel chest and the bulging, I-swing-hammers-for-a-living arms. Up to a face that’s as unforgiving in its aristocratic, angular bone structure as his hair is a wild, dark mop on his head.
Only that curly hair and a pair of full, pillow-soft lips—not that I’ve ever tasted them, of course—make him seem more human than rigid statue.
Bingo.
Has there ever been more appropriate timing? I don’t think so.
She who asketh shall receive—or however the saying goes.
For possibly the first time in six years, I smile at the man standing just inches away.
Nick Stamos stares down at me, his pewter eyes hard and narrowed with suspicion. “Trying to amputate my arm, Ermione?”
My smile slips, hackles twitching like a cat’s fur standing on end when stalked by a predator. Er-me-o-ne. His tongue rolls over the in my given name, his Greek accent perfect and sultry despite the condescension dripping heavy and thick with every purred syllable.
Don’t let him get to you.
Only, he’s gotten to me for years now.
“If by amputate you mean save,” I murmur with practiced flippancy, “then sure. It’s not my fault if technology doesn’t want to work for you.”
Those slate-gray eyes, unlike any pair I’ve ever seen, drop to where I’m still pressing the KEEP OPEN button. When his dark brows rise, taunting me with their perfect arches, I follow his lead and glance down at the illuminated button.
CLOSE DOORS.
Oh. Oh.
Air puffs up my chest with indignancy as I inhale swiftly. “You didn’t really need that arm, did you?”
Nick snorts derisively. Without sparing me another look, his big hand circles my wrist. His touch is bold, his skin hot. A shiver of something—revulsion, I hope—rolls down my spine, unwinding and unfurling until even my gold-painted toes curl in my heels. And, as though he fears I’m completely incompetent, he angles my still-pointed finger at the button to close the doors.
Pushes down and lingers, as though to taunt, see? This is how a contraption called an elevator worksWelcome to the twenty-first century, Ermione. 
Ermione. Even in my head I can hear him slinging around the name I inherited from my maternal grandmother, knowing that it makes my mouth pinch and my hands clench.
My smile has, as it always does around him, completely evaporated.
The elevator pings shut.
Locking me in with Satan’s mortal sidekick, my best friend’s older brother.

AUTHOR BIO

Maria Luis is the author of sexy contemporary romances, though she may or may not have a few historical romances hiding in the cobwebs of her computer.

When she’s not writing about strong men and the sassy women who sweep them off their feet, Maria is a historian who specializes in medieval England and 19th century New Orleans. What do the two eras have in common, you ask? Not much, except for disease, scandalous activities and crime–Maria’s favorite topics.

Maria lives in New Orleans with her better half, where she can generally be found hiking with her two dogs, Zeus and Athena, kayaking in Louisiana’s inter-coastal waterways, or curled up on the couch with a good book.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: https://www.marialuis.org
Facebook: https://facebook.com/marialuisauthor 
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/493008187713277
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marialuisauthor
Books+Main: https://bookandmainbites.com/users/19141
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/MariaLuisSubscribe

GIVEAWAY 

There is a giveaway for 2 x $20 Amazon gift cards + a signed paperback of Hold Me Today (3 winners, open internationally)

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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Hold Me Today by Maria Luis

COVER REVEAL
Title: Hold Me Today
Series: Put A Ring On It #1
Author: Maria Luis
Genre: Sexy Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Photo: Wander Aguiar
Models: Zack & Dina
Release Date: January 17, 2019

BLURBRock bottom has never felt so good.

At least, that’s what I tell myself when I bargain with the enemy and score a renovation for my hair salon.

The enemy? Nick Stamos, my best friend’s older brother.

He’s got a body and face the Greek gods would envy but his personality needs a major overhaul.

He’s surly.
A rule-follower.
Did I mention he’s seen me naked?

I may have crushed on him for years, but the only place I want Nick swinging his hammer nowadays is at my salon.

Except, he needs something in return. . .

A fake girlfriend.

And I’m just reckless enough to say yes.

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42265656-hold-me-today

AUTHOR BIO

Maria Luis is the author of sexy contemporary romances, though she may or may not have a few historical romances hiding in the cobwebs of her computer.

When she’s not writing about strong men and the sassy women who sweep them off their feet, Maria is a historian who specializes in medieval England and 19th century New Orleans. What do the two eras have in common, you ask? Not much, except for disease, scandalous activities and crime–Maria’s favorite topics.

Maria lives in New Orleans with her better half, where she can generally be found hiking with her two dogs, Zeus and Athena, kayaking in Louisiana’s inter-coastal waterways, or curled up on the couch with a good book.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: https://www.marialuis.org
Facebook: https://facebook.com/marialuisauthor 
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/493008187713277
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marialuisauthor
Books+Main: https://bookandmainbites.com/users/19141
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/MariaLuisSubscribe

GIVEAWAY 

There is a giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card + a signed paperback of Hold Me Today – to be sent when available (2 winners, open internationally)

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/ba3ffd552098

Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Blood Duet

COVER REVEAL
Blood Duet
Author: Maria Luis
Genre: Sexy Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Photo: James Critchley
Model: Charlie Garforth

#1 Sworn – Release Date: May 17, 2018

I bow to no man.

The words are tattooed on my skin, just as they’re branded on my heart.

But I never planned for Sergeant Lincoln Asher, a man as deceptive as he is cold. His dominance sets my teeth on edge . . . and my body on fire. He won’t stop until I’m his, but I’m not his to take.

My secrets bind me—and blind me.

I live in the shadows of New Orleans. Hidden and protected in the underworld I call home. I know who I am.

I vow never to kneel before a man…

Save one.

And he will be my downfall.

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38103828-sworn

LIVE RELEASE ALERT: https://www.subscribepage.com/blood-duet

SNEAK PEEK OF SWORN: https://www.marialuis.org/sneak-peek-sworn

#2 Defied – Release Date: May 31, 2018

I am both a sinner and a saint, but I bleed vengeance.
For years, I’ve lived in the grey… until her.

Avery Washington didn’t belong in the shadows, but I dragged her into the darkness anyway.

One kiss, and I would stop at nothing to possess her.

One caress, and my need to destroy wavered.

Our attraction was poison and pleasure.

They say the devil recognizes his own, but I never saw Avery coming.

I didn’t stand a chance.

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39292991-defied

AUTHOR BIO

Maria Luis is the author of sexy contemporary romances, though she may or may not have a few historical romances hiding in the cobwebs of her computer.

When she’s not writing about strong men and the sassy women who sweep them off their feet, Maria is a historian who specializes in medieval England and 19th century New Orleans. What do the two eras have in common, you ask? Not much, except for disease, scandalous activities and crime–Maria’s favorite topics.

Maria lives in New Orleans with her better half, where she can generally be found hiking with her two dogs, Zeus and Athena, kayaking in Louisiana’s inter-coastal waterways, or curled up on the couch with a good book.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: https://www.marialuis.org
Facebook: https://facebook.com/marialuisauthor
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/493008187713277
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marialuisauthor
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/marialuisauthor
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/marialuisauthor
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/maria-luis

GIVEAWAY 

There is a giveaway for a $20 Amazon gift card

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