Wednesday, September 5, 2018

CINQ À SEPT by MJ Fields {cover reveal & review}

We're celebrating the release of  CINQ À SEPT by MJ Fields! One-click this must-read today!

Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover designer: Designs by Dana
September 5, 2018

Amazon AU: Coming Soon!

“I let my inhibitions go, and they fell in the wrong place. I didn’t know he would be my unraveling. I didn’t know he was twenty-five.”

A single mother often lives by certain rules, and Angela Petrov has made certain to adhere to hers: Mom first, career second, and no
man will meet her child unless they will be in her life long-term.

However, with her daughter now in college, the company she has worked at for over a decade facing major changes, and no lover in sight,
Angela’s life has lost all its carefully construed and configured organization.

When news that the annual, employee, Labor Day party in the Hamptons will still be held, Angela tries to bail out. However, her best friend
and coworker, Autumn, convinces her otherwise.

Turns out that, while attempting to enjoy the elite Hampton nightlife with her coworkers, she meets a much-younger, tall, dark, and sexy man
who offers her an escape for the long weekend. So, throwing caution to the ocean breeze, she accepts his offer of a true time-out in life, focusing
only on time between the sheets with no …strings attached.

What happens when you allow yourself to let go of life’s stresses, release inhibitions, and embrace desire?

You chase regret.

You will love Angela and Bass! This book is hot and tempting. You will feel the emotions and tug and pull. Each word will fall off the page and you feel
as if you live it. The forbidden becomes a wonderful moment between two people that you can't wait to find out what happens next. I absolutely loved it!

About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author MJ Fields write books that scorch pages and melt hearts.
Her style is raw, gritty and authentic.
Love an alpha and a strong heroine? She does too.

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Monday, September 3, 2018

All things September

September (from Latin septem, "seven") was originally the seventh of ten months on the oldest known Roman calendar, but it's now the ninth month in the calendar we now use; the Gregorian calendar.
  • September's birthstone is the sapphire.
  • The birth flowers for September are the forget-me-not, morning glory and aster.
  • The zodiac signs for the month of September are Virgo and Libra.

September has everything good in it. I love the smell in the air. The colors in the world around me. Just the feeling. Friday night football. Acorns and apples. Hoodie season!!!

It's the start of Autumn. Halloween will be here soon. Even thought I didn't like school much I still liked the back to school shopping. New pencils, pens, notebooks. NEW CRAYONS!! Ahhhh, the smell.

It's like everything is fresh and crisp.

so I pretty much suck

My URL was about to expire about a week ago. I wondered for a moment if it was even worth it to renew. I remember a time when all I did was blog. I enjoyed it so much. But I also used it as a way to hide. Hide from the hell that was going on in my life. And just when things seem to be doing better. Robby and I finally have a marriage that I think is good. Our kids are happy and we are doing well in almost all areas of our life... well life happens. It's funny because now it seems like life is just as crazy in different ways but I don't have a chance to hide. I have to face it and deal. And some days I just don't want to. 

Right at 2 years ago, my mom was diagnosed with cancer again. And when dad told us I knew. I knew that was going to be it. Mom wasn't even able to give us the news. Oh she called later and assured me she was going to listen to the doctors and see what she could do to fight it. But I think all along I knew there was no coming back from it. She had defeated breast cancer 8 years earlier, was she really going to be able to fight it all again. Oh and fight she did. We all did. We fought daily for about 18 months. It was the best and the worst time of my life. 

The best because I spent every moment I could with my mommy. I made every moment count. As an adult I got closer to both of my parents than I had in a long time. And my sister. I think this definitely brought us closer together. I couldn't have done this without her. But it was the worst because I watched her suffer. I watched as I lost her. March 18th I lost my best friend and my life hasn't been the same since. 

I go about my daily life, working at a wonderful job at a library. I mean, damn, I'm surrounded by books ALL DAY LONG. Seriously. What more could I want? Oh yeah, I get to work with the kids! Kids and books. Then I come home and I'm surrounded by my family. 

Gracie is growing up into a beautiful young lady. She's 15 going on wayyyy to old. She's gorgeous but doesn't realize it. Thank God. She's focused on school killing in it Honors classes! Still interested in boys. Talking about Homecoming! Eeek! Anybody need a dress reviewed? ha! No seriously.

Matt is so full of himself. 10 years old and so ornery. Totally addicted to all things Fortnite, Minecraft, and Logan and Jake Paul. And still the most cuddly of little boys. 

Robby and I fight pretty much daily over stupid stuff. I think it's 60/40 his fault. hahaha 🙌 But I still love him. I truly can't imagine my life without him. He's a pain in the ass but he's my pita. August made 17 years with this man. SEVENTEEN YEARS!! I've put in a lot of time with him. Totally worth it though. 

Despite all of this...I feel like I'm floating along. That I'm missing something. Some days I laugh and I'm perfectly fine. Others I laugh and smile and I hide all the pain inside. I know I'm still grieving. I think I always will. Yet, I think it's something else. I feel like I'm missing something. I don't know if it's just from missing mom or if it's something more. 

And then I have some wonderful friends who have been right there through it all. Telling me I AM going to get through it. That it's okay to not be okay. I believe them. I have been so blessed to have them in my life. I really don't know what I would have done without them. 💗

I miss blogging but some days it feels like so much work to open up the site and type anything. I still read like crazy. Reading is what got me through the last few years. I've always been able to hide in a book when I needed to get away from reality. And boy-o have I needed that. 

I'm doing the 2018 Goodreads Challenge. Still trying to beat my 2014 score. I don't think I will. As horrible as 2018 has been I still haven't been able to match the books read in 2014. I hate to see what 2022 brings. Oh shit, that's the year Gracie graduates. I'm doomed. LOL!! 😆

So I've decided I pretty much suck. And I'm going to try to do better. Don't count on it though. You forgot for a moment I suck and my staying power right now is lacking...soooo yeah. 😛

Remember that song by Randy Travis...

I don't plan on going to jail though. bahahaha!! 😂 Just the whole road to Hell is paved with good intentions!! Ohhh geeeezzz!! 😏

Saturday, August 4, 2018

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

ENVY by Rachel Van Dyken {Review & Excerpt}

From New York Times Bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken, comes ENVY,

a new novella in her Eagle Elite Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights!

Be sure to grab your copy today!

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken

comes a new story in her Eagle Elite series…

Every family has rules, the mafia just has more….

Do not speak to the bosses unless spoken to.
Do not make eye contact unless you want to die.
And above all else, do not fall in love.
Renee Cassani’s future is set.
Her betrothal is set.
Her life, after nannying for the five families for the summer, is set
Somebody should have told Vic Colezan that.
He’s a man who doesn’t take no for an answer.
And he only wants one thing.
Somebody should have told Renee that her bodyguard needed as much discipline as the kids she was nannying.
Good thing Vic has a firm hand.

Heat wrapped itself around my body. It soothed my soul. I think I took my first deep breath in those seconds, my first big exhale, followed by another deep breath. I pressed my hand against the heat, and came into contact with a hard chest. I didn’t even care that it was the chest of my father’s murderer.
I was sick.
Sick that my murderer made me well.
I wrapped my arms around his neck and breathed him in. We were walking. I didn’t want to spoil the moment by speaking, so I kept my eyes closed, my voice silent as he walked and walked some more.
A door opened and closed.
It smelled like cigars and Christmas spices.
Gently, I was being set down. My body came into contact with something deliciously soft, and it wrapped around me.
And then whatever I was on moved, dipped under the weight of the one carrying me. Maybe if I just kept my eyes closed I could imagine that it was Vic without the word murderer hanging over his head like a blazing red sign.
Maybe I could give in to the fantasy that he was just a guy, I was just a girl. Spending the night in each other’s arms, using each other’s heat for energy.
Blankets were piled over my body, pushing me into the mattress with their weight. And then bulky arms pulled me back against the rock-hard chest again.
“Sleep.” His voice carried like a gunshot in the dark; it was a harsh whisper, a command I wasn’t allowed to say no to. Sometimes, you just need to be forced into rest—and when he’d walked in, I’d been tossing and turning in that stupid chair trying to get comfortable for hours.
But now? Now my body was heavy. My mind was silent.
“Did you kill anyone tonight?” I asked the dreaded question. I wanted to know if the hands that were holding me were hands that had washed off blood. I’d tortured myself with ideas of what he was really going to do tonight. Tortured myself with visions of my dad’s face begging for death.
His body was rigid as he bit out, “No, Renee. I didn’t kill anyone tonight.”
“Are you going to kill anyone tomorrow?”
He sighed. “Well, it is a Friday, those are my favorite days to take a life. What do you think?”
I smiled even though it wasn’t funny. “Sorry, stupid question.”
“Which earned an equally stupid answer.”
“Hey, Vic?” I turned to face him. His eyes were so bright in the darkness that it startled me a bit before I could gather my thoughts. “Did he really beg you?”
“Don’t make me talk about it. Not now. Not when you’re tired and upset. Not when you look at me like you’re disappointed. I can handle a lot of things, Renee, your disappointment in me is not one of them.”

I nodded. “I don’t want to be.”





Rachel, I love you but seriously girl ... your mind is crazy. *whispers* I want to live in it. *giggles*

Rachel Van Dyken’s ENVY – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
July 25th
All about reading – Review
Booknerdingout – Review & Excerpt
Ceej's Life Reads – Review & Excerpt
Fun Under the Covers – Review & Excerpt
Lost to Books – Review
Marta Likes do Read – Review & Excerpt
The Bookish Sisters – Review & Excerpt
July 26th
AMPed Up Books –Review & Excerpt
Bobo's Book Bank – Review & Excerpt
Bookworm Misfit – Review & Excerpt
iScream Books Blog – Review & Excerpt

Read-Love-Blog – Excerpt

S3OC – Review & Excerpt

July 27th
A Fortress of Books – Excerpt

BJ's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Book Freak – Review

East Coast Book Chicks – Review & Excerpt

Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt

Smut Book Junkie Reviews – Review & Excerpt

The Book Disciple – Review & Excerpt

Wicked Cool Flight – Review & Excerpt

July 28th

Bookaholic Confessions – Review & Excerpt

Ginreads – Review

Melena's Reviews –Review & Excerpt

Two Book Pushers – Excerpt

July 29th

All Things Dark & Dirty – Review & Excerpt

Life with Lesley – Review & Excerpt

My Book Filled Life – Review & Excerpt

Musings of the Modern Belle – Review & Excerpt

Novel Grounds – Review

Three chicks and their books – Review & Excerpt

July 30th

Jenn Avery Romance Lover – Review & Excerpt

Joandisalovebooks – Review & Excerpt

Kick Back & Review – Review & Excerpt

Lover of Big Books Cannot Lie – Review & Excerpt

My Girlfriend's Couch – Review & Excerpt

Thestarslisten – Excerpt

July 31st

Cup of Tea Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Ebook Indulgence – Review

Lisa Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

The Heathers Blog – Review & Excerpt

August 1st

3 degrees of fiction – Review & Excerpt

Between The Lines – Review & Excerpt

Book Lovers Hangout – Review & Excerpt

Naughty and nice book blog – Review & Excerpt

The Book Boyfriend Addict – Review & Excerpt

August 2nd

Babbling Chatter Reads – Review & Excerpt

Jax's Book Magic – Excerpt

Kiss and Tell Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

One-Click Chocolate Chick – Review & Excerpt

Reese's Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Romance Schmomance – Review & Excerpt

Sentranced Jem – Review & Excerpt

August 3rd

Naughty Mom Story Time – Review & Excerpt

Nightbird Novels – Review

SA Clayton – Excerpt

The Divas Book Lounge – Review & Excerpt

About Rachel Van Dyken:
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York TimesWall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!