Blog Tour: KISS and Break Up by Ella Fields!

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You’re not supposed to kiss your best friend.

Kiss and Break Up, an all-new angst-filled, friends to lovers New Adult romance from Ella Fields, is available now!

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Dashiell Thane wasn’t a nice guy.

He was an abrasive, demanding, conniving, intolerable brat.

Yet somehow, we’d been best friends our whole lives.

Until our senior year when I finally decided to dip my toes into the dating pool.

All it took was one kiss for jealousy, lies, and betrayal to sweep in and propel us heart first into dizzying, hostile depths.

You’re not supposed to kiss your best friend.

You’re definitely not supposed to kiss your best friend while you’re dating someone else.

And the absolute worst thing you could do is fall for your best friend.

Unless, of course, you want to ruin everything.

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My Thoughts

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This was a good friends to lovers story! Dash and Peggy have been friends since they were children but one kiss makes them feel more than they expected! Dash is a jerk but he’d do anything for Peggy and it takes her a while to see that no matter what he’ll do what he can to protect her. Even if she doesn’t like it. Peggy was a sweetheart but she did get kind of annoying sometimes. I enjoyed the book and I definitely recommend reading it!

*Received ARC for honest review 💙

Excerpt:

I fell to the bed just as a thump hit the exterior of the house, and Dash launched himself through the window.

“Can you ever land gracefully?” Or you know, use the front door. For as long as we’d lived here, he’d snuck in. At first, it was due to being unsure whether my mom would still want us hanging out, but it didn’t take her long to figure out what he was doing.

She didn’t care. When I’d shaken like a mouse cornered in a kitchen, she’d smiled and told me she’d never stop us from being friends. Yet the window always remained unlocked.

Dash kicked off his boots, and they hit the aging floor with two bangs. “I’m all man, baby. Not a fucking cat.”

Hearing him say that reminded me of why he was here. I sprang to my feet, hurtling out into the hall and into the bathroom.

“What are you doing?”

Too busy gargling mouthwash, I didn’t answer and spat it into the sink as he appeared in the weathered mirror behind me.

“Seriously?” he asked. “You burp in my face after eating garlic pizza, so this is just fucking dumb.”

“You burped in my face first.” I put the cap back on the bottle, not meeting his gaze. I couldn’t. I headed back inside the safety of my room.

But I had to wonder, as I heard Dash gargling mouthwash too, if it would be considered safe again after this. Would this ruin everything by making it awkward?

“Dash,” I said, wringing my hands as I paced the floor of my room. “We probably shouldn’t be doing this. What if––”

“What if it’s awesome and you fall madly in love with me? Well, we already know I don’t do commitment.”

A tiny laugh skittered out. “No, what if it gets awkward? I don’t want anything to change.”

He took me by the shoulders in the middle of my rainbow knitted rug and leveled me with his vibrant eyes. “We’ve done some pretty awkward shit, so what’s a little mouth to mouth going to change?”

I nodded, exhaling slowly, then I frowned. “Why are you doing this? I mean, I know why I want to, but you? What do you even get out of it?”

He grinned. “You might be my best friend, but I’ve always wondered what it’d be like to stick my tongue down your throat.” He tipped a muscled shoulder. “Let’s just say you’ll be killing that curiosity.”

“You’ve always wondered?”

“I’ve got eyes, Freckles. And I don’t need my glasses to appreciate the sight of something beautiful.”

I blinked. “Wow. That was actually really swe––”

“Shut your inexperienced mouth and kiss me.”

I was still laughing when he grabbed my face, and then I squeaked as the world changed color, and his lips lowered over mine.

My heart became a trumpet, blaring in my ears at the first touch of his lips.

I pulled away, startled and still laughing. “Oh, my God.”

Dash’s hands were warm on my face. “That good? They barely even touched.”

“No,” I choked out, pushing his hands away. “It’s just … a little weird.”

“Weird?” His brows scrunched. “We’ve barely even begun.”

I blew out a shaky breath, unable to look at him as my hands flapped at my sides. I stared at his white shirt, looking at where the cotton met his tanned skin. “I don’t know, Dash.”

“Wanna try again?”

I looked at him then, at the eager glint in his blue eyes. “It’s not weird for you?”

He chewed his bottom lip which was a little fatter than the top. And it’d just been touching mine. Oh, how crazy. “Maybe a smidgen. I can just picture Margot Robbie, and I’ll be good.”

I froze. “Margot Robbie?”

He gestured to my hair. “The blonde hair helps.”

“Jesus.” I swiped my hands down my face. “This is dumb. Let’s just forget it.”

He stood there a moment, glancing around my room. “Why don’t you imagine someone? That guy from the Thor movie. You like him.”

“Chris Hemsworth?”

“Yeah. Imagine him.” Then he grinned, waggling his brows. “Pucker up, baby.”

“You didn’t just say that.” I laughed, plopping down on the edge of my bed.

“Whatever. Are we trying again or what?”

The thought of Byron and that mischievous twinkle in his green eyes, the way he’d wasted no time moving in to kiss me … yeah. I needed to do this.

“Okay.” I shook out my hands, bouncing a little on the bed. “Okay, let’s do this.”

Dash’s lips thinned. “This isn’t a cross meet. We’re only swapping germs.”

“You just had to say that, didn’t you?” My pep had officially vanished.

Dash tugged me off the bed. “Close your eyes and relax.”

I tried, but I was as stiff as a board when his mouth met mine again. He tasted like spearmint and cigarettes, but his hands were gentle as one held my chin and the other glided through my hair to the back of my head. Slowly, with the soft press of his lips on mine and the gentle exploration of their shape, my limbs loosened.

“Open,” he whispered, his voice threaded, rougher.

I did, expecting the invasion of his tongue, but the velvet feel of it only traced the inner edges of my mouth.

Out of all the things I’d expected to feel when he’d suggested this crazy idea, it wasn’t relaxed, and it certainly wasn’t the buzzing sensation currently warming my insides.

“This isn’t so bad,” I said when he pulled back, my voice a low exhalation.

“Good. Now repeat the same to me.” My eyes were about to spring open, but he growled. “Keep them closed. Don’t think, just do and feel.”

Drawing in a quick breath through my nose, I found his stubble-coated cheeks with my hands and lifted myself on my toes. I tried to do the same thing he did to me, but my tongue plunged deeper, meeting the warm softness of his. I licked it, stroking cautiously until I heard him hum, the sound vibrating up his throat and causing our lips to mash together.

His hands became firmer around my head, his tongue greedier, sweeping inside my mouth before my teeth found purchase on his plump bottom lip, and pulled.

He groaned, and it had me staggering back, my heart racing and my breath an unsteady, embarrassing sound.

Dash swallowed, then cleared his throat as he shifted on his feet. His eyes met mine, and I looked away, down to where my mint green toes were curling over the abrasive fabric of my rug.

Awkward. This was so awkward, and I prayed we hadn’t just made a huge mistake.

“So that’s how it’s done.” He grabbed the TV remote and plopped onto my bed. “Got any popcorn?”

I shook my head. “Wait, that’s um, it?”

He started flicking through Netflix. “Well, yeah. Not much else to it. We can practice again before your date if you want, but I’m fucking starving, and we need to re-watch the last season of GoT before the new one is out.”

“Oh, yeah,” I said, remembering I’d promised him that weeks ago. Hungry myself, I stepped outside, then scowled at him from the doorway. “Don’t put your socks near my pillow.”

He grumbled but shifted and moved over to the other side of the bed.

About Ella Fields

Ella Fields is a mother and wife who lives in the land Down Under. While her kids are in school, you might find her talking about her characters and books to her two cats. She’s a notorious chocolate and notebook hoarder who enjoys creating hard-won happily ever afters.

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Release Blitz: Beauty And Rage by Natalie Bennett!

Title: Beauty and Rage
Series: Broken Crowns Book One
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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An abomination came in the middle of the night.
Death and destruction followed in his wake.
The sun fell from the sky and has yet to return.
Now trapped in a world where the savage and corrupt rule, my life has been compromised.
He stole my crown with bloodstained hands and claimed me as his queen.
Reyes Straykova is seductively cruel.
Volatile and ruthless, a vicious beast.
His sinister game has just begun.
Bow to the king and watch chaos reign.
Beauty & Rage is the first book in the Broken Crowns series. It’s PNR (the main characters are not vampires, shifters, or fae) & contains varying triggers.

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Another interesting story by this amazing author. Be warned that if you’re looking for a nice romance this isn’t for you. But if you want a dark story with secrets and possible betrayal that have you wondering what is happening then you should definitely read this. The moment you feel like you’re going to finally get answers the book ends😂😂 I was so into it that I didn’t even realize it was the end. That’s how juicy it was getting! This was a wonderful start for a paranormal series, definitely a page turner. I can’t wait to find out what happens next!

Natalie Bennett is the creator of erotic stories that always come with a warning label. She writes about depraved alpha a**holes and women that love to hate them. Her books don’t follow any specific tropes, have no set word counts, and tend to deviate from traditional HEA’s.

When she isn’t in front of her computer she’s spending time with her husband and their three little boys.

Natalie is an avid fan of caramel frappes, horror movies, Shameless, and of course, reading.

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Tour: Contempt by Bethany-Kris!

CONTEMPT

by Bethany-Kris
Renzo + Lucia, #3
Publication Date: March 4, 2019
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance

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SYNOPSIS

How much is too much?

Five years—that was the deal. Renzo Zulla gave up five years of his life to repay a debt to an organization that only wanted to break him before they could make him. Their way, their rules. He doesn’t move without their okay, even if his latest job puts him right in front of her. But the five years are almost up, and he knows exactly where he’s going first.

Love doesn’t follow rules …

Heartbroken and alone—that’s how she survives. Lucia Marcello is alive, but a part of her still feels dead without him. She’s spent far too much time running away from her past and the pain she constantly holds tight because it’s easier than hating the people who caused it. But life has a way of bringing you back when your heart never will.

Love doesn’t fade …

But time means nothing, and forever might be only an illusion for them. Because where fate doesn’t step in, reality does. If hate is a game you play with your heart, and contempt is the game you play with your mind … where does that leave love?

Vendettas don’t care about love.

It’s in God’s hands now.

Note: CONTEMPT is the final book in a three-book

Trilogy following the same couple.

My Thoughts 💭

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This trilogy is a must read for mafia romance lovers! It was everything! Renzo and Lucia’s are finally reunited and all the feels are still there. They both are still upset with everyone but I’m glad they were able to get past their hurt and mend fences to be one happy family that made me cry happy tears! Renzo makes everything seem so simple. They’re still just Renzo and Lucia no matter what. Ride or die! I definitely recommend this wonderfully written story!

 

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Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.

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Blog Tour/ARC Review: Red Hot Winter By K Webster!

Red Hot Winter

by K Webster
Publication Date: February 25, 2019
Genres: Taboo Treat

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August is bitter and cold.
Two people he loved most betrayed him.

Winter is hot and sultry.
She’s the enemy’s daughter.

A blowout fight between Winter and her dad sends her straight into August’s waiting arms.
But August doesn’t want to hold her…he wants revenge.

The two are an explosive combination whenever they’re together. August antagonizes and Winter pushes back. Under all the hate burning between them is an attraction so intense, neither can ignore it.

It’s only a matter of time before it consumes them both.

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This book was hot! August wants revenge but one look at Winter changes his plan. August is cold in the beginning due to betrayal but with Winter in his life he begins to let the past go and move on with his life. Winter was her own force to be reckoned with. The chemistry between them was amazing. The story was wonderfully written and I absolutely enjoyed reading it! I definitely recommend giving this a try!

*Received ARC for honest review 💙

About K. Webster

K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

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Release Blitz/ARC Review: His Dirty Demands by Fiona Murphy!

Title: His Dirty Demands
Series: 
Author: Fiona Murphy
Genre: Romance
Release Date: March 5, 2019

Three billionaire brothers: Cesare, Enzo, and Dante Sabatini have everything except the one thing money can’t buy. Three big beautiful Alicia, Bethany, and Chloe will teach them the ABCs of love. Follow these couples as they negotiate the riskiest deal of all, falling in love. 

It’s hard to believe when I get the call: an offer to work for one of the Sabatini brothers. Cesare and Dante head a real estate firm that buys, sells, and owns some of the most spectacular real estate in Chicago. Dante Sabatini is the youngest of the brothers, and even though he’s an arrogant manwhore he doesn’t come close to the a$$hole level of the oldest Sabatini, Cesare. While I work for Dante, Cesare is in the office across the hall—and too close for comfort. I’m not sure what misfiring synapse has my stomach flipping a thousand times a minute or my skin hot and tight when the man is around, but I’m doing my best to ignore it. Even if I weren’t a virgin, I’m very aware getting involved with Cesare Sabatini would be a complete disaster.

Until the moment I find out Cesare is having the same problem. Seriously? The insanely gorgeous billionaire wants me? My fat ass? Okay, not nice, but I believe in being honest in all things, and honestly I’m a plus-size woman who has become numb to insults I have heard about my weight. I’m far from numb at the idea of throwing caution to the wind and giving in to the dirty demands Cesare whispered in my ear. 

Then I get a call I never thought I would have to deal with. My little sister is being blackmailed. I need twenty five thousand dollars or her future goes up in flames. I’m borrowing it, I’ll put it right back.

When Cesare finds out, he demands twenty-five days and nights of my body. Only once I’m in his home and life, twenty-five days isn’t enough—I want forever. But what does Cesare want?
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Another amazing book by Fiona Murphy! Alicia was a sweetheart but don’t poke the bear she can be pretty fierce! Cesare was a workaholic, sometimes a hard a** but caring. I enjoyed the build up between Cesare and Alicia! Cesare and Alicia have lust at first sight but the more Cesare learns about his brother’s new employee the more he resists. And when he gives in he’s all in and there’s no going back! I definitely recommend this amazingly hot read!

Due to commitment issues I have lived in many different cities and my favorite is Chicago but I have managed to settle into Austin and perhaps my commitment issues are behind me. 

I have enjoyed reading from a very young age and it wasn’t long before the children books bored me and I read the books my mother enjoyed Stephen King and Dean Koontz and I didn’t sleep without the light on until I was about ten. 

I came across my first Harlequin by accident and it was love at first read, no one died and happy endings? It was a whole new world and I loved it. 

I wrote my first story at eight and everyone died, of course. Since then I would like to think I’ve gotten better and now I’m writing the happily ever afters I first fell in love with, with some hot sex thrown in along the way.

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Released Blitz/ARC Review: Nanny And The Bratva Boss By SC Daiko

Title: Nanny and the BRATVA BOSS
Author: SC Daiko
Genre: Billionaire Mafia Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 22, 2019
Blurb
He’s a Russian mafia kingpin.
Deep, dark and dangerous.
Good and evil at war within him.
I’m caught in the cross-fire,
but I want to be here.
A cold-hearted man, or is he?
I’m about to find out.
She’s breezed into my life
like a latter-day Mary Poppins
A sassy girl from England
with the voice of an angel,
and the body of a goddess.
I need her in my life like a bullet in the brain.
Everything about her tempts me.
But she’s an itch I won’t be scratching.
Except, the best-laid plans have a habit of going wrong.
Soon I’ll find out what really matters,
and that the worst lies
are the lies you tell to yourself.

From international bestselling author SC Daiko comes a gripping new
standalone romance with all the feels…


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Zoe, Taras and sweet Emma! I loved them. Zoe comes to the states to be Emma’s nanny. She becomes close with her charge and lists for her mafia boss employer. Taras tried to keep things casual but their true feelings come out and it’s so cute. Taras still has scars from his first failed marriage. Zoe helps him see he’s not as much of a devil as he thinks he is but only a little bit and she loves him anyway. I enjoyed this mafia romance and I definitely recommend it!

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I Dreamed A Dream (Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables)

HallelujahSheku Kanneh-Mason – Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah, arr. Tom
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With or Without You(U2) – 2
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Perri

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Excerpt
Tonight,
Zoe wasn’t wearing the halter-neck dress. She appeared in figure-hugging jeans
and a blue cotton blouse that set off the topaz in her beautiful irises. After
declining a glass of wine, she sat next to me, shooting me a look from under
her dark lashes.

Mrs K
arrived with our starter course, a fresh vegetable salad made with cucumbers,
tomatoes and onions. She served us and returned to the kitchen.

I swirled
the wine in my glass. “I’m sorry if I was a little abrupt when we said
goodnight yesterday.”

“Abrupt?
You were more than abrupt.” Her eyes flashed. “You were downright rude.”

“I’m not a
nice man. I don’t do ‘nice’
. I
can’t.”

“Why?”

Ever forthright.

“If I show
any weakness, I’ll be finished.” I lifted my fork and speared a tomato.

She took a
sip of water. “Being nice isn’t the same as being weak, I don’t think.”

“You are
right,
rybka. It isn’t.” I shook my
head. “I guess I’ve just gotten out of the habit.”

She chewed
some salad and swallowed. “Were you horrible to your wife? Is that why you got
divorced?”

“None of
your concern,” I snapped, slamming my hand down on the table. Dishes rattled
and the water in Zoe’s glass sloshed over the edge.

She shot me
a withering look. “There you go again, being a prick. I’m only trying to
understand you, Taras.”
Author Bio
SC Daiko, aka Siobhan, is an
award-winning British author of fast-paced international bestselling
contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Siobhan loves to swim in the sea,
travel around Europe, sample different food and enjoy local wine. She has
worked in the City of London and taught languages in a Welsh high school before
moving to Italy, where she now lives with her husband and two cats. Nothing
makes her happier than connecting with readers and fellow authors.
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Release Blitz/Review: Hard As Stone by K.M. Scott!

Title: Hard As Stone
A Heart of Stone Series Novel
Author: K.M. Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 21, 2019
Blurb
The Heart of Stone series moves into the next generation
with Hard As Stone, a full-length novel featuring Tristan and Nina’s son,
Ethan.

Trouble. Playboy.
Heartbreakingly gorgeous. Ethan Stone, the only son and spitting image of
billionaire Tristan Stone, has a long line of women who would kill for a night
with him, and rumor has it he’s more than happy to oblige.

But Ethan has a
problem. His family wants him to settle down. Why, he can’t understand. But he
needs to figure out a way to convince them he’s given up his wild ways while at
the same time living his life the way he wants to.

He has a plan,
though, and Summer Carmichael, the quintessential girl-next-door, is perfect to
help him. But Ethan better watch out or he might just find himself falling for
exactly the kind of woman his family wishes he’d bring home.
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My Thoughts 💭

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I enjoyed this book! Ethan wants to convince his family he’s settled down and thinks Summer would do well enough to convince his family. They actually fall for each other and it’s such a good read. Ethan and Summer had amazing chemistry. At times both of them got on my nerves but I liked reading their journey to their happy ending!

Author Bio
K.M. Scott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy contemporary fiction. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading a book, watching tv or movies, or cooking a new dish for family and friends.
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