Release Blitz – The Hardest Fall by Ella Maise

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The Hardest Fall by Ella Maise
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 18, 2018
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The first time you meet someone, you make eye contact. You smile, say hello. Should be simple, if you’re anyone but me. The first time I met Dylan Reed, I found myself making eye contact with a different part of his body. You see, I’m very good at being shy, not to mention extremely well-versed in rambling nonsense and, unfortunately, rather highly skilled at making a fool of myself in front of a guy I’m attracted to.

At the time, I knew nothing about him and thought none of what I said would matter since I’d never speak to him again. Turns out, I was very wrong. He was the star wide receiver of the football team, one of the few players expected to make it into the NFL, and I ended up seeing him all over campus.
I might have also propositioned him, run away from him, attacked him with a cooking utensil…and…uh, maybe I shouldn’t tell you all of it. It’s pretty normal stuff, things you’d expect…from me. Eventually, the time came when I couldn’t hide anymore—not that he’d have let me even if I tried.

Before now, he never knew I was secretly watching him. Now that we see each other every day, he knows when I have a hard time looking away. It doesn’t help that I’m not the most subtle person in the world either.

He smiles at me and tells me he finds me fascinating because of my quirks. I can’t even tell him that I think my heart beats differently whenever he’s around.

He thinks we’re going to be best friends. I think I have a big thing for him, and the more I get to know him, the more I don’t care that I’m not allowed to be his friend, let alone fall for him.

The thing is, that’s exactly what I’m doing—what we’re doing, I think.




About Ella Maise

I’m a big dreamer. And that’s how it all started for me, really. Reading and dreaming. I love nothing more than to escape real life to find those very few magical moments in a book. I love how it has the power of stealing your worries away, putting a smile on your face even when smiling is the last thing on your mind. Crushing on fictional characters is also another bonus. Through my words, if I can manage to make even one-person smile, it means I’ve done my job well.

Writing became my world and I can’t imagine myself doing anything other than creating new characters and telling their stories. You know how some things simply makes your heart burst with happiness? A really good book, a puppy, hugging someone you’ve been missing like crazy? That’s what writing does to me. And all the hard work, all the sleepless nights, all the anxiety that comes with publishing…everything is worth it at the end.

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Review – The Edge of Heaven (Broken Wings Duet #2) by Gia Riley

The Edge of Heaven by Gia Riley
Series: Broken Wings Duet #2
Genres: Forbidden, Emotional, Romance
Release Date: April 12, 2018
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When I said I would kill for her, I meant it. When I said I would die for her, I meant that, too.

But protection comes with a price and so does my life.

I can’t hold her.

I can’t speak to her.

I can’t even see her.

The most important piece of my life is gone.

I had everything.

I had Winnie.

And just like that, my unconditional love vanished.

Picking up the pieces is impossible.

There’s no easy way to fall out of love.

But that’s exactly what I have to do.

The Edge of Heaven is the emotional conclusion to Wrong Side of Heaven.

One jilted love story.

Four converging paths.

A brand new forever.


This was far from the ending that I was anticipating, but it was the kind of ending that this story needed…

Only moments after devouring Wrong Side of Heaven, book one in the Broken Wings Duet, I just knew that The Edge of Heaven was going to destroy me when I finally managed to get my hands on a copy. Let me just say that is exactly what happened and I am still left processing my feelings hours after finishing. My heart was ripped right out of my chest and torn to shreds by Gia Riley’s emotionally captivating words. I am still emotionally drained by the intense journey this story took me on and I am not ready nor willing to let these characters go. Although I know the story has come to an end there is still a part of me that wants more of these characters!

The Edge of Heaven will consume your soul and leave you crumpled up in the corner with that gut-wrenching feeling of pain in the pit of your stomach. This story will take readers on a rollercoaster of twists and turns AND I can’t forget to mention the abundance of tears and heartache you will experience. This is the kind of story that will test your limits readers, but TRUST me when I say that this WILL be one of the best books you will ever read!



About Gia Riley

Author Gia Riley has been in love with writing romance since high school when she took her very first creative writing class. From the small but mighty state of Delaware, she’s a country girl at heart, traveling back to her roots in Pennsylvania as often as she can.

While New Adult and Contemporary romance have been her passion, she’s dabbled with more erotic plotlines lately, enjoying discovering the sexier side of love with each story she pens. After all, she’s a lover of all things romance – a firm believer that everyone deserves their happily ever after no matter what it takes to get there.

When she’s not writing, you can find her roaming the aisles of Kirkland’s, up to her elbows in Play-doh, or trying to hunt down spoilers for her favorite reality television show.

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Review – Oceanside (Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances #3) by Michelle Mankin


Oceanside by Michelle Mankin
Series: Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Release Date: April 10, 2018
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Oscar night.

Rock star legend, Ashland Keys should be on top of the world, but the blond blue-eyed SoCal surfer is disillusioned with fame, done with drugs, bored with the groupies and sick of all the fake f*ckery.

A rising star, Fanny Bay is nominated for best original song in the same category as the Dirt Dogs band, but the novel redhead with the corkscrew curls and the slight Canadian accent would prefer to chart a course with a different destination.

Hollywood is not for her.

He’s full of regrets, darkness and secrets.

She’s full of hope and light and has mysteries of her own.

He’s her reserved hero.

She’s his gypsy rose.

He’s water. She’s fire. Together, they don’t make sense.

But he’s what she’s always wanted, and she just might be everything he needs.


I have been reading books written by the incredibly talented Michelle Mankin ever since 2012 when I discovered her Brutal Strength series, which I have probably re-read over about ten times since. She is the kind of author that never disappoints with her captivating writing style that will hook readers in from start to finish.

Oceanside is the third book in the Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances series. Although this story is considered a standalone I can’t help but recommend checking out the first two books in the series first because they are all amazing reads and sheds some light on to Fanny and Ash’s backstory. This is an intense story and it will certainly engulf your heart as the characters battle some truly heart wrenching obstacles to find happiness.

Since I do not want to give anything away about this book, I will leave you with this…I absolutely adored this story and cannot wait to see what is next in store for Michelle Mankin!



About Michelle Mankin

Michelle Mankin is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Records series of novels.

Rock Stars. Romance. Redemption.

Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a BRUTAL STRENGTH centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock ‘n roll industry.

Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with the TEMPEST series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there.

Rock stars, myths, and legends collide with paranormal romance in a totally mesmerizing way in the MAGIC series.

Catch the perfect wave with irresistible surfers in the ROCK STARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES series.

Romance and self-discovery, the FINDING ME series is a Tempest spin off with a more experienced but familiar cast of characters.

When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock or NOLA funk music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend.

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Review – Her Defiant Heart (Damaged Hearts #1) by Monica Murphy

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Her Defiant Heart by Monica Murphy
Series: Damaged Hearts #1
Genres: New Adult Romance
Release Date: March 29, 2018
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Life can feel like a cruel joke. I grew up poor and motherless, with a father who never got over his wife’s abandonment. But now he’s gone too, and I’m dead set on finding the woman who so carelessly tossed me aside when I was a baby.

I want revenge. And I’m going to get back at my mother any way that I can.

I change my name. Start my new life in college, and just happen to cross paths with the gorgeous, ultra-rich Rhett Montgomery. He’s immediately interested in me, not that I’m surprised.

You see, I planned it that way. I meant for him to find me. He’s the one connection to my mother, and I’m using him, so I can destroy her. But I didn’t plan on Rhett being so charming. Sweet. Sexy.

And I definitely didn’t plan on falling for him either…


When Monica Murphy first announced her upcoming Damaged Hearts series I was so freaking excited because I have read and loved many of her past releases, but nothing could have prepared me for this story.

Her Defiant Heart is the kind of story that captures you whole body and soul right from the very beginning and holds on for dear life. This is not a story filled with love, hope and happiness, but rather a story fueled by revenge and hate. Revenge plays a crucial part in this series and I am anticipating that it will certainly grow from one book to the next.

Jensen is driven by revenge and it is directed towards her mother, the mother that abandoned her at a young age only to go off and raise another family with children who are not her own. That realization is a bitter pill to swallow and she is engulfed in rage. She devises a plan to get to her mother through Rhett Montgomery, but what she doesn’t anticipate is developing feelings for him. Suddenly, she must make a decision…to continue her plan…or to let it go and move on.

I devoured this story in only a few short hours and now I cannot wait to dive into His Wasted Hearts, book 2 in the Damaged Hearts series when it releases because I need to know what is next for Jensen and Rhett, especially after that intense ending!



About Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

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Review – What He Always Knew (What He Doesn’t Know Duet #2) by Kandi Steiner

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What He Always Knew by Kandi Steiner
Series: What He Doesn’t Know Duet #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 29, 2018
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Left or right.

It’s that simple, and it isn’t simple at all.

If I turn left, the road will lead me back to the man I promised my life to, the one I’d imagined building a family with, the one who’s done everything in his power to get me back.

If I turn right, the road will take me to the man I loved first, the man who brought me back to life, the man who would do anything to keep me.

I knew the fork in the road was inevitable; it was the decision I never wanted to make between choices I didn’t know I had.

And I love them both.

My heart is destined to exist in two equal halves — one with each man. But one half beats stronger, the vein running deepest, and holds my choice in silence long before I know it for myself.

The realization of what I have to do, of the heart I have to break, just might break mine too.

Left or right.

All I have to do is take a breath and turn.


The love, heartbreak and angst is overwhelmingly real in this highly anticipated conclusion of the What He Doesn’t Know Duet. Readers be prepared for the emotionally captivating rollercoaster that this story will surely take you on…

What He Always Knew broke me down and stripped away the layers of my heart until I was left raw. This story will caught you like a knife with the intensity of love, devotion and hatred that bleeds from the pages. My heart broke and I was shaken to the core of my emotions. They say a story generally has two sides, but this one had three and each voice was stronger then the next. This was unlike anything I ever expected and for that I can say without a doubt in my mind that it blew past every single one of my expectations. After reading What He Doesn’t Know I was torn between Reese and Cam, but in the end my heart followed the “He” of the story and I couldn’t be more ecstatic with Charlie’s choice!

Readers get ready to discover the “He” of this beautifully unique tale. Trust me when I say that you won’t know until the very end. This story will take you on the ride of your life so make sure to hold on tight and proceed with caution. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…



About Kandi Steiner

Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.

Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).

When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.

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Release Blitz – Something So Unscripted (Something So #4) by Natasha Madison

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Something So Unscripted by Natasha Madison
Series: Something So #4
Genres: Sports Romance
Release Date: April 2, 2018
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Finding my teammate in bed with my wife made the decision I had been fighting with for years easier.

It’s time to move on.

A fresh start and a new NHL team in a big city. Most importantly, it’s my son Jack’s best shot.

It would be both of our best shots.


After a bad childhood, I made sure I would succeed, so I lived for my job.

The problem is I die a little with each patient I lose. It’s part of my career at Hudson Children’s Oncology Hospital, but it doesn’t make the sting of loss any easier.

Seeking anything other than a life saved isn’t on my agenda until a NHL player walks into my hospital with his son.

We’re officially off script the moment we meet.

If this love is anything, it’s unscripted.


About Natasha Madison

When her nose isn’t buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she’s in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It’s a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn’t listen to her…

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Review – Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan


Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan
Genre: Romance, Sports
Release Date: March 22, 2018
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Think you know what it’s like being a baller’s girl?
You don’t.
My fairy tale is upside down.
A happily never after.
I kissed the prince and he turned into a fraud.
I was a fool, and his love – fool’s gold.

Now there’s a new player in the game, August West.
One of the NBA’s brightest stars.
Fine. Forbidden.
He wants me. I want him.
But my past, my fraudulent prince, just won’t let me go.


Long Shot is the kind of story that will leave you raw and exposed to your emotions. This is not necessarily an easy read because it deals with some heavy topics, but let me say that the intensity of this story will leave you breathless and on the edge of your seat in anticipation until the very end.

This was unlike anything I ever expect, but it was an extraordinary read and I couldn’t have imagined this book any other way. While this is technically a romantic story about August and Iris, it’s Iris’s story through and through. Readers will witness her undeniable strength and determination as she fights tooth and nail to protect the ones she loves. Iris is the definition of strength and her growth throughout the story was amazing to watch. At times this story gripped my heart so tight and brought tears to my eyes, but the ending was worth it. This story gives readers hope that there is always something better out there for us. Never settle and remember to always follow your heart because it will never lead you astray.

Long Shot is an incredibly captivating and emotional raw story, but it is perhaps one of my favorite reads because it shows that events in life do not define us. It is our strength that we possess that will heal us in even the worst experiences of life. I strongly recommend this book and I cannot wait for Lo and Kenan’s story next!




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About Kennedy Ryan

Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta families living with Autism, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.

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