Thursday, September 27, 2018

Release Day: Rhythm & Blu by S.L. Jennings


I fell in love with a boy whose laughter was the soundtrack of my heart. And I played it on repeat until life’s streetlights flickered on and stole him away.

Riot Blu.
Top 40 f*ckboi.
Paparazzi player.
Trashy reality TV trainwreck.

But once upon a time, he was the boy next door.

Once upon a time, he was every note in every song on every mixtape he had ever made for me.

Now he’s back. A lot more arrogant. A little more tortured. And more gorgeous than any memory I held dear could do justice.

I know no good can come from being anywhere near him.
But Seattle is only so big, and if I’m going to get the exclusive of my career, I have to swallow my pride, take that dreaded walk down memory lane and agree to his terms.

Move in with him.
Immerse myself in his life—the life he left me to build.

And try not to fall back in love with the man who ripped my world in two.

***To make this a uniquely immersive reading experience, the RHYTHM & BLU ebook will contain in-story links to listen to songs that tell Rox & Riot's story while you read!***

GENRE: Contemporary Romance
COVER DESIGNER: Letitia Hasser of RBA Designs
COVER MODEL: Kaz Van der Waard


S.L. Jennings is a proud military wife to her high school sweetheart, a mom of 3 rowdy boys, and a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. When she’s not obsessing over book boyfriends, you can find her hanging out with a few epic fictional loves at independent bookstores, or sipping a Bloody Mary at her favorite
brunch haunt in Spokane, Washington. She’s a self-proclaimed food snob, makeup junkie and lover of all things shiny, sparkly and kitschy.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Review for Smothered by Autumn Chiklis

A humorous debut crossover young adult novel about what happens when entering the "real world" means moving back in with your mother, inspired by actress and celebrity Autumn Chiklis' real life.
Eloise “Lou” Hansen is graduating from Columbia University summa cum laude, and she's ready to conquer the world. Just a few minor problems: she has no job, no prospects, and she’s moving back into her childhood bedroom. Lou is grimly determined to stick to a rigorous schedule to get a job and get out of her parents’ house. Shelly “Mama Shell” Hansen, on the other hand, is ecstatic, and just as determined to keep her at home. Who else will help her hide her latest binge-shopping purchases from her husband, go to SoulCycle with her, and hold her hand during Botox shots?
Smothered is a hilarious roman à clef told via journal entries, text messages, emails, bills, receipts, tweets, doctor’s prescriptions, job applications and rejections, parking tickets, and pug pictures, chronicling the year that Lou moves back home after college. Told from Lou’s point-of-view, Smothered tells the story of two young(ish) women, just trying to get it right, and learning that just because we all grow up doesn’t mean we necessarily have to grow old. (After all, what is Juvaderm for?)

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My 4 Star Review

This read was flipping hilarious. All of the characters in this book has a comedic side to them.

Lou is this bright young woman fresh out of college with no job and she has to room with her parents. Theo is Lou's boyfriend that graduated from college and has now move to LA to be with Lou and also for his new job. Val is Lou's younger sister who is this social media queen.

Then you have Momma Shell, which is Lou's mother. This character will drill her Prada shoe into your heart and just plant herself there. She maybe a smothering hot mess with her Algie shots but she is flipping awesome.

And let me tell you there are other funny characters in this book but mainly these guys here were my favorite.

I love how the author added the emails, text messages, and articles in this book.

While reading this book I sure did learn yet another lesson. Life is too short and if you love something go for it....Even if that someone looks like a serial killer from a distance.

Omg while reading this book Katy Perry California Girls was playing over and over in my mind.

Happy reading!

About the Author

AUTUMN CHIKLIS is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California, where she studied theater and screenwriting. She's an actor (The Shield), stand-up comedian, and contributor to The Huffington Post. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California, where she lives with her mother, father, and two pugs.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Cover Reveal/ Review for Red Lights Black Hearts by Fabiola Francisco

Title: Red Lights, Black Hearts
Author: Fabiola Francisco
Genre: Women's Fiction



Darkness can be stained by light. Light can outshine the darkest of corners.

Behind a window in Amsterdam’s desired Red Light District, Samantha practices the art of seduction. But behind the façade of the glass lies her truth, waiting to be uncovered. An inner battle of light and dark takes place as Sam learns to release the past and truly live the beautiful tragedy that is life.

Red lights and black hearts collide in a tale of heart and soul.

My 5 Star Review 

I absolutely loved this book.

Every word oozed poetry and I was desperate to absorb every single drop!

Samantha is a young woman who had this life of pure raw ugliness. My heart broke for what she went through for being someone so young. She ran from the life that she knew for a life that she should of never been in.

What if she was never there? What if she never absorbed that very corner behind that very glass? Would she still be a strong woman? Did that glass curtain teach her to have strong skin? Did that glass curtain give her the revenge that her body and soul craved?

I can tell you that I can relate to Samantha more than you will ever know. This character got me, like she got underneath my skin and sank into my soul.

The words on these pages snuck into my cracked walls and this this story will never be forgotten. This is one of those books that you hold dear to your heart and you never want to let it go.

Max, oh my sweet beautiful Max! Max is pure, gorgeous and has a beautiful soul. I love Max and my God the things that come out of his mouth broke my heart but yet put it back together.

I was not happy about the ending but I know that we needed this ending and it was bittersweet for me. While reading this book other alternate endings were playing in my mind.

I can assure you that Max is real in my world and I am sure each and everyone of us has met an individual that has come into our life at the perfect moment.

Loved this book and I hope you did too!

P.S....While reading this book all I could like of was this song!

About the Author:

#1 Best Seller in Country Music
Amazon Top 100 Bestselling in New Adult & College Romance

Fabiola Francisco loves the simplicity--and kick--of scotch on the rocks. She follows Hemingway's philosophy--write drunk, edit sober. She writes women's fiction and contemporary romance, dipping her pen into new adult and young adult. Her moods guide her writing, taking her anywhere from sassy and sexy romances to dark and emotion-filled love stories.

Writing has always been a part of her life, penning her own life struggles as a form of therapy through poetry. She still stays true to her first love, poems, while weaving longer stories with strong heroines and honest heroes. She aims to get readers thinking about life and love while experiencing her characters' journeys.

She is continuously creating stories as she daydreams. Her other loves are country music, exploring the outdoors, and reading.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Review for Mr. Maybe by Jane Green

To Libby Mason, Mr. Right has always meant Mr. Rich. A twenty seven-year-old publicist, she's barely able to afford her fashionable and fabulous lifestyle and often has to foot the bill for dates with Struggling Writer Nick, a sexy but perpetually strapped-for-cash guy she's dating (no commitments – really). So when Ed, Britain's wealthiest but stodgiest bachelor, enters the picture, her idea of the fairy tale romance is turned on it's head.

Mr. Maybe is the tale of her heartfelt but hilarious deliberation, irresistibly chronicled by bestselling author Jane Green. On one hand, Nick makes up for his low bank-account balance by his performance in the sack, or in the bathtub, as the case may be. But life with him means little more than nightly trips to the bar, a dark and grungy apartment, and plenty of dull political tirades to boot. But those blue eyes, and that tender heart...

On the other hand, there's Ed, whose luxurious house and gargantuan bank account are quite tempting to the starving Libby. But his unsavory mustache and bumbling ways make Libby wonder if the platinum AMEX and unlimited "retail therapy" are worth it. He may have fallen in love with her at first sight, but nothing seems to solve his lackluster performance in the sack – even speed reading The Joy of Sex. When the diamond shopping commences, Libby is forced to realize that the time for "maybe" is up.

Taking romantic comedy to a hip, sparkling new level, Mr. Maybe is a classic tale of what happens to one girl when her heart and her head aren't looking for the same thing. With a laugh and minute and a heroine whose struggles in the dating jungle will remind you of your own, Mr. Maybe is a story that all will leave you smitten.

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My 3.5 Star Review

I will be honest and say that I was not sure if I wanted to finish this book or not. I felt so much anger towards Libby. I mean she is so snobby and all about labels and money.

Then you have Nick who is so down to earth and he can care less about money. I liked him right away. Omg and when he asked her if he could take a bath, ugh I loved it!

Once I hit chapter 7 I told myself that I was going to push through it and finish it.

This read was good but not great. There were some really irritating parts of this book and it was mainly the main character.

I will say that once I got close to the end of the book I started to like it. I wish the book would of taken a different direction, I really do.

This is my first Jane Green book and it will not be my last.

While reading this book all I could think of was this song....

About the Author:

Jane Green is the New York Times bestselling author of one cookbook (Good Taste), and nineteen novels, including the huge hits Jemima J., and The Beach House. With over ten million books in print in over twenty five languages, she is credited as being one of the founders of the genre, "chick lit".

She has had her own show on BBC Radio London, is a current storyteller for The Moth, was a correspondent for ABC News for the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton, and is a regular guest on radio and television.

She has been featured in People, Newsweek, USA Today, Glamour, The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph and Cosmopolitan amongst others, and lives in Connecticut with her husband, six children, 2 dogs, 5 cats, and 6 chickens.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Review for The Party by Robyn Harding

In this stunning and provocative domestic drama about a sweet sixteen birthday party that goes horribly awry, a wealthy family in San Francisco finds their picture-perfect life unraveling, their darkest secrets revealed, and their friends turned to enemies.

One invitation. A lifetime of regrets.

Sweet sixteen. It’s an exciting coming-of-age, a milestone, and a rite of passage. Jeff and Kim Sanders plan on throwing a party for their daughter, Hannah—a sweet girl with good grades and nice friends. Rather than an extravagant, indulgent affair, they invite four girls over for pizza, cake, movies, and a sleepover. What could possibly go wrong?

But things do go wrong, horrifically so. After a tragic accident occurs, Jeff and Kim’s flawless life in a wealthy San Francisco suburb suddenly begins to come apart. In the ugly aftermath, friends become enemies, dark secrets are revealed in the Sanders’ marriage, and the truth about their perfect daughter is exposed.

If you loved Liane Moriarty’s and HBO's Big Little Lies, you’ll love The Party by Robyn Harding. This fast paced book exposes how even the most perfect of families can be shadowed by lies and betrayals. This is one page-turner you’re going to want to bring with you on vacation, to the beach, and add to your nightstand to be read.

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My 3.5 Star Review

I grabbed this book at Wal-mart. The cover pulled me in. I mean the title is The Party and the cover has one single candle on it. That pulled me in so I had to by it.

I gave this read 3.5 stars. I wanted to be honest and fair. This book has a lot going on and a crap ton of secrets. The only character I liked was Ronnie.

Kim is the mother of Hannah and Hannah is the young lady how had the sweet sixteen party. (Hints the title)
I was not a fan of Kim at all. I think she got way to comfortable with her lifestyle and they have lots of money. I mean come on they bought the daughter a $5,000 tennis bracelet and she expects her daughter to be perfect and not mouth off.

Jeff is Hannah's father and Kim's husband. Jeff is a douche on my opinion and he needs to be smacked a million times. He has a couple of secrets in this book and you literally want to rem his butt for every single one of them.

Then there is Ronnie, Lauren, and Hannah. These three girls are like the mean girl club on steroids. I mean all three of them need to go to boot camp or scared straight. You fault these girls but then you can't become their parents are nuts.

I read this book non-stop because I had to know what secret they were keeping from the night of Hannah's party. I mean booze, boys, and drugs really did a number on all parties involved life's.

Then 3 million dollars later and the story is over and BOOM we know what happened....and book over.

I was waiting for more. I needed more. I needed to know why this crazy teenager would want to do that to someone and then never fess up to it.

Happy reading! P.S.... All I could think of was Taylor Swift's Look What You Made Me Do.