Monday, 24 October 2016

COVER REVEAL: What Might Kill Us by M.N. Forgy #coverreveal #preorder #teaser #MCromance

She’s angry, determined, and looking for a way out.

What Might Kill Us by M.N. Forgy releases November 7th!

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Brotherhood is what Bull bleeds and all that he knows.
Being the king of The Devil’s Dust and surrounded by easy women was his everyday… until having his heart broke rooted him to the bottom of a whiskey bottle.
Heartbroken, and drowning in lost memories he’s unsure of the direction of his life, when the answer – consisting of a terrified Mexican girl- nearly knocks him off his feet.
Determined to get his act together and rectify his club, he rides to Texas for answers, only to be confronted with the emotional ghosts he isn’t ready to deal with.
He sees Anahi, and he wants her.
But she may come with more baggage than Bull is ready for.

Anahi used to be prim and proper. She used to wear dresses and keep up appearances to impress people she didn’t know. I guess you could say she was a fucking lady.
But that was when she lived in Mexico with her parents.
Before her uncle turned on her.
Before, the only man she ever loved, her step-brother, betrayed her.
Before she was forced to be a drug mule for the Cartel.
Evening gowns a lost memory, expensive heels traded for boots, and a nine millimeter in her hand instead of a limited edition purse. Anahi sets aside everything she’s ever known including the fairytale stories her mother told her about America.
She’s angry, determined, and looking for a way out.


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About the Author
M.N. Forgy was raised in Missouri where she still lives with her family. She's a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. M.N. Forgy started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn't live with the "what if" anymore and finally took a chance on her character's story. So, with her glass of wine in hand and a stray Barbie sharing her seat, she continues to create and please her fans.

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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Audio Tour ~ In Another Life & Eight Days and All of Me by Cardeno C. #giveaway #MMromance #audio


In Another Life & Eight Days Audiobook

In Another Life & Eight Days

    • Written by: Cardeno C.
    • Narrated by: John Solo, Nick J. Russo
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins 
    • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release Date:07-26-16
  • Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC

In Another Life
At age 18 Shiloh Raben is tired. He no longer has the energy to deal with mean classmates, inner doubt, and fear of familial rejection, so he takes a razor to his wrist. When he wakes up in the hospital, Shiloh meets Travis Kahn, the EMT who saved him and didn't leave his side.
Travis is handsome, smart, and funny - the type of guy Shiloh would never be brave enough to approach. But his near-death experience has an unusual side effect: The life that flashed before his eyes wasn't the one he had already lived but rather the one he could live. With visions of a future by Travis' side, Shiloh will find the strength to confront his fears and build a life worth fighting for.
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Eight Days
Childhood family friends Maccabe Fried and Josh Segal have always gotten along despite having nothing in common. Maccabe is an athlete with dreams of playing professional baseball. Josh is an aspiring architect with dreams of being with Maccabe. Despite all odds, both dreams come true.
Maccabe and Josh fall into a long-distance romance, which is everything Josh thought he wanted. But after years of hiding from the world, Josh wants to bring their relationship into the open. When Maccabe refuses, Josh is faced with a tough decision: stay with the man he loves or live the life he deserves. No matter the choice, somebody's bound to get hurt. Thankfully, in the season of miracles, there's always hope for a happy ending.
Second edition.

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 Source: Audible Copy for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and WLK Promotions

Genre: MM Romance

Short Stories Standalone

My In Another Life & Eight Days Review . . .

 One of my favorite past times is walking and listening to stories by Cardeno C.  So whenever I get the chance to listen or read one of Cardeno's stories, I jump at the opportunity.

In Another life it was great short story with a nice 'what if' twist.  Shiloh Raben & Travis Kahn have an instant connection and quickly make their relationship work.  It's easy to work when you know its right, but what if that's not a reality but a possibility for these two?

At 18, Shiloh makes a life altering choice which sets things in motion.   After waking up from a bad choice he comes face to face with his potential future.  Now given a second chance he now knows the tools to make it work.

I loved how it was set up and presented to us. Super sweet story about second chances, love and hope.

In Eight Days we have Maccabe Fried and Josh Segal whom are childhood friends.  These friends met through family as they never would have become friends outside of that realm, as they have nothing in common.  However, that didn't stop them from having feelings for each other.  

In this short story it goes through eight monumental days that have great significance for these two.  At first both boys are confused but then learn to act on their feelings.  For Josh, he feels like this is a dream come true but for Maccabe he also has to think about his baseball career.  Which makes him okay with staying hidden. 

At first that's enough for Josh but then he wants more.  Being young doesn't always give us the gift to communicate properly which gets these two boys into trouble.

Now years later and Maccabe finally goes after what he has always felt was his.  This was another sweet story about second chances and friends to lovers. 

I absolutely adore Cardeno and these two short stories were the answer to walking in cold weather because they did nothing but warm me up inside with all the love and steam.

3 . 5
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All of Me Audiobook

 All of Me

    • Written by: Cardeno C.
    • Narrated by: Robert M. Clark
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins 
    • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release Date:08-17-16
  • Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC
To bond with his destined mate, an Alpha wolf must look past what he sees and trust what he feels.
Bonded by their parents before they were conceived, wolf shifters Abel and Kai adored each other since they were children. As teens, the two future Alphas took the next step in their bonding process and vowed to remain true to one another until Kai came of age. But when tragedy struck, Abel felt betrayed and ran from Kai instead of completing their mating.
Abel never stops yearning for the man who was supposed to lead by his side and after years without contact, Kai returns, broken and on death's door. If Abel wants to fulfill their destiny and merge their packs, he'll need to look past what he saw and trust his heart.

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 Source: Audible Copy for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and WLK Promotions

Genre: MM Paranormal Romance

Short Stories Standalone

My All of Me Review . . .

Abel is an alpha and about to be mated to his life partner fellow alpha Kai, but that event didn't happen when Abel gets his heart ripped open from Kai. 

Now years later and Abel has never stopped loving Kai but he's a stubborn man and an even more stubborn wolf.   When Kai's sister comes to him for help he quickly says no but eventually gives in. 

And thankfully he did because he quickly realizes that not all is as it seems and now he has to find a way to convince Kai that they can still have their dreams together. 

Normally I love Cardeno's wolf stories and I did like this one as well but not as much as the others.  I think since it was a shorter story it was too quick paced and I had to rewind and re-listen a few times to understand the progression of things.  However, once I was properly into the story then Abel and Kai started to win me over. 

Another sweet second chance story about true love and rightful paths.

3 Quick but still sweet thumbs up!

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Cardeno C. - CC to friends - is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few "awwws" into a reader's day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno's stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever- after sunset.
Cardeno's Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, "You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day."



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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Hold my Breath by Ginger Scott #coverreveal @wordsmithpublic @TheGingerScott

Is it hot in here??? Check out the cover of HOLD MY BREATH by Ginger Scott!

NA Contemporary Romance-Stand Alone
Scheduled to release: November 18, 2016

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Fractions of seconds can do lots of damage. One decision can ruin lives. A blink can be tragic. And loving a Hollister…can hurt like hell.

I would know.

They say the average person can hold their breath under water for two full minutes when pushed to the extremes. Will Hollister has been holding his for years. The oldest of two elite swimming brothers, Will was always a dominant force in the water. But in life, he preferred to let his younger
brother Evan be the one to shine.

Evan got the girl, and Will…he got to bury all of the secrets. A brother’s burden, the weight of it all nearly left him to drown.

The daughter of two Olympians, my path was set the day my fingertips first touched water. My future was as crystal clear as the lane I dominated in the pool—swim hard, win big, love a Hollister.

My life with Evan burned bright. He gave me arms to come home to, and a smile that fooled the world into believing everything was perfect. But it was Will who pushed me. Will…who really knew me.

And when all of the pieces fell, it was Will who started to pick them up.

In the end, the only thing that matters are those few precious seconds—and what we decide to do while we still have them in our grasp.


The song breaks for a guitar solo, and I count the seconds, knowing that she’s going to slip away the moment everyone in here begins to clap. I won’t ask her to dance again. I won’t torture myself or push my luck. But I’ll remember this. As bad of an idea as it is, I’m glad I did it. So many painful memories woven into this place, I needed this one good one. It might just be the best memory I have out of everything in my life. I feel her shift in my arms, and when I pull away slightly, Maddy’s chin pushes into the center of my chest, her eyes blinking slowly while she looks up at me. Two shots and a beer are about to talk to me right now. I smile softly and nod.

“That was a much better dance,” she says.

I chuckle, tilting my head back to laugh before bringing it forward slowly, resting my brow against hers. My eyes look down at the curve of her lips, lower at the line of her jaw, and even lower at the swell of her breast under the soft black cotton of her dress. A heavy breath escapes

“I make you nervous?” she asks.

I don’t answer right away, instead closing my eyes and swallowing again. I don’t even care if she can feel it. I drag my hands up her body to her neck until I’m cradling her head in my palms, my fingertips flirting with her hair along her neck and my thumbs caressing her jawline. 

“That’s what you said…before. You said you didn’t dance well because I make you nervous,” she says, her words coming out slow and sleepy.
My mouth smiles against the top of her head, and I give in, opening it enough to press a kiss against her, hoping only the strangers are our witness.
“Yes, Maddy. That’s right,” I say. “You make me incredibly nervous.”

About the Author:

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of several young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before, Wild Reckless, Wicked Restless, In Your Dreams and The Hard Count.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at

When she's not writing, the odds are high that she's somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork 'em, Devils).

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Twitter: @TheGingerScott

Friday, 14 October 2016

Touching Down by Nicole Williams Blog Tour #bookreview #excerpt #teasers #NewRelease #SportsRomance #NicoleWilliams #Football #OneClickIt

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The whole world might be in love with him. But all he’s ever loved is her.

Grant Turner’s name is synonymous with football. The fans and media can’t get enough of the player known as The Invincible Man, a nickname he earned while growing up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in the country and the nickname he’s kept by being one of the best players in professional football today. No one can take him down. He’s unstoppable.

But even a suit of armor has its weak point, and Grant’s has always been Ryan Hale.
They were a couple of kids when they fell in love, and just when it looked like the happy ending neither expected was within reach, Ryan disappeared. No explanations. No good-byes.

Grant coped by throwing himself into the game for seven years, and he’s finally moved on. Or so he thinks.

When she walks back into his life, all of those feelings come crashing back, despite the warnings in his head that tell him she’ll leave him again. Grant can withstand the league’s toughest defensive line, but he’s always been weak where she’s concerned.

No man can take Grant Turner down.

But one woman certainly can.

One woman will.

Grant motioned for me to wait when I started to open my door, then he jogged around to open it himself. “This is a date. That means I drop you off in front, walk you up to the front door . . .”
He took my hand and helped me out, grinning all goofy-like when the hem of my dress slid up my legs as I crawled out.
“Give me a goodnight kiss?” I added as I let him take my hand.
He peered over at me, brow raised. “Or a good night something.”
​Giving him a light shove, I tried not to pretend that a good night something sounded as appealing to me as it did to him. “I never should have told you it’s been seven years since my last time.”
​“Yes, you definitely should have.”
​“Why’s that?”
​He grinned at the ground. “Because I can use that knowledge in my favor.”
​“How does knowing that work in your favor?” I angled toward him as we climbed the stairs together.
​After we’d stopped in front of the door, he turned and pulled me closer. “Because I know how bad you need it now.”
​The skin on the back of my neck raised, my lips parting from the acceleration of my breath. “How do you know it’s not a case of the longer you go without it, the less you need it?”
​“No,” he said at last, his head slowly shaking. “Not with something like that. Not with someone like you.” Grant moved closer, not stopping until his chest was pressing into mine, walking me backward until my back ran into the wall. “In fact, I bet you’ve gone so long, I could barely touch you and you’d fall apart in my arms. Am I right?”
​My chest was brushing against his, my legs feeling weak from what was happening. Or what was about to happen. Or what I was imagining was about to happen.
​“No,” I whispered, “you’re not right.”
​His eyes called me out. “There’s only one way to know who’s right.” He kissed the outside of my neck before lightly sucking on my earlobe.
​The moan he drew from me seemed to sweep across the entire estate. My hand clamped over my mouth, but he pried it away.
“No. I don’t want you stifling the sounds you make for me.” Holding my wrist, he slid my hand up the wall until my arm was fully extended above me. The stone was still warm from the sun, heat seeping into my skin. “Other hand,” he ordered before sinking his teeth into my lobe.
​The sensation made me jolt against him, but all he did was press his body into mine harder until I felt trapped between two walls of stone. When I lifted my other hand for him, he gathered it up in his hand with my other wrist. The task of winding around both of my wrists was no challenge for hands the size of his.
​Once he had me pinned, he rocked his hips into mine, practically lifting me up the wall. Another moan escaped from my mouth, but this one was more a cry of pleasure. He was right. He’d barely have to touch me.
​His other hand moved from the bend of my hip to reach something above us.
​“What are you doing?” I breathed, my ribs feeling as though they’d crack from the way my heart was pounding.
​“Unscrewing this light bulb,” he said, right before the wash of light disappeared and darkness moved in around us. “And now, I’m going to take care of you.”

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Nicole Williams is the New York Times and USATODAY bestselling author of contemporary and young adult romance, including the Crash and Lost & Found series. Her books have been published by HarperTeen and Simon & Schuster in both domestic and foreign markets, while she continues to self-publish additional titles. She is working on a new YA series with Crown Books (a division of Random House) as well. She loves romance, from the sweet to the steamy, and writes stories about characters in search of their happily even after. She grew up surrounded by books and plans on writing until the day she dies, even if it’s just for her own personal enjoyment. She still buys paperbacks because she’s all nostalgic like that, but her kindle never goes neglected for too long. When not writing, she spends her time with her husband and daughter, and whatever time’s left over she’s forced to fit too many hobbies into too little time.
Nicole is represented by Jane Dystel, of Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency.


Source:  eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and Ardent PRose
Genre: Adult Sports Romance

My Touching Down Review . . .

As soon as I head sports romance and Nicole Williams I was pumped for the ability to read and review this book.  I have to admit that sport romances are one of my guilty pleasures and I have quite enjoyed Nicole Williams in the past.

Even though I was excited I also was bit scared because sometimes when it comes to stories with medical issues, authors will either flourish or fail depending on the amount of research they have done.   I know fiction is exactly that, fiction,  but I find the closer to the truth the more belief can be suspended causing an amazing fictional journey.  In my non-blogger life the medical world is my reality so I'm even more judgemental when it comes to these facts.  In the past with this author I was unfortunately left down with medical research in one of her books but with this one I was happy with the research to a very ugly disease to make the story so much more real and heartfelt.

In Touching Down we have Ryan Hale who comes back to her past with many secrets and a chance to right some of her wrongs.    Grant Turner is the only man Ryan has ever loved but he's also the one whom she has kept the most from.   It will take a lot for Ryan to win Grant over but the truth is a good start.
"Because how do you go and fall in love with someone new when you left your fear with someone else?"

Grant was not a happy camper when Ryan returned especially because she left with no notice seven years ago but that doesn't mean he stopped loving her.   At first Grant resisted but couldn't stay away long from Ryan, especially after she finally starts to tell the truth.

And what a secret she was carrying.  Don't get me wrong I wasn't a fan of how she kept this secret for so long and if she wasn't forced to tell him now would she ever have?  I do get the why but she didn't win me over on this fact.  Thankfully its not me she had to win over but Grant.
" . . . Because my love's like the goddamned sun.  It never goes out."

As the truth starts to come out she started to win me over more and more but we new there was still more to come.

The truth.  I'd told him almost everything I had to.  Almost.  The one last thing I was withholding would have to come out soon.

Geez louise how much more can she keep from him.  This poor guy has been left in the dark left, right and center where it comes to Ryan and all her secrets.  Even though she was wining me over I was still a bit gun shy with her and how much she kept from him.

Ryan's secret is tragic and sad but sometimes true love can help you get through plus a shit load of hope and Grant Turner had buckets full of hope.

"I'm not going anywhere." He leaned in, his grip tightening as the last of the spasm shuddered through my body.  "So don't even think about trying to push me away."

Okay Grant Turner was a sweetheart.  And when that big man loves, he loves in a big way.  Even after finding out the hurtful truth he still believed in love and second chances which thankfully is exactly what Ryan needed, even though she didn't realize that.

Since this book is an act of fiction and Ryan's miracle isn't a reality but it paints a beautiful picture of something that hopefully can be a reality some day in the near future.   I've left Ryan's secrets out from this review because I feel finding them out as you read the book is what makes this book even more heartfelt and worth the journey.

This book was super sweet and hopeful and I hate to admit this but almost too sweet and loving at times.  However, if you like second chance sweet love stories then here is an uber sweet one for you.

3 . 5 Thank goodness for Second Chances thumbs up!

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