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Pulled me in and kept me turning pages, waited for the shoe to drop.

Ravyn: a Psychological Thriller - Billie Dale

This story kept me turning pages. A journey that went in several directions at the same time. When I thought I had something figured out, I was wrong. The further along I got, the more twisted it got. I held my breath every time Coralyne remembered something and waited for the scene to play out. I recommend this story.

I received a copy of this story through Enticing Journey Book Promotions, and this is my unsolicited review.

Cover Makeover: Ravyn by Billie Dale. Love this change!

 

Title: Ravyn

Author: Billie Dale

Release: July 19, 2019

Genre: Romance Suspense

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44415063-ravyn

 

Blurb:

✻✻ What she doesn’t remember, might be what kills her. ✻✻

 

Six months ago Coralyne James was found beaten and clinging to life alongside a desolate country road. Left with a rare form of amnesia, she now struggles through debilitating migraines, and nightmarish visions of a life she can’t recall. 

 

During a routine exam, Coralyne meets Dr. Maxwell Hough who is taking the medical world by storm with his breakthrough neurological treatments. Fascinated by Coralyne’s maladies, Dr. Hough invites her to be a part of a medical trial held at his lab in Valdez, Alaska. Praying three months trapped in the deep snow surrounding Ravyn Manor will hold the key to easing her pain, Coralyne agrees. 

 

For reasons she can’t explain, walking the halls of the manor seems to cause ghostly recollections to claw at the edges of her mind. It’s as if they are leading her to... something. Following their haunting trail, she stumbles onto a series of recordings that reveal a horrifying truth about the respected doctor. 

 

As her blocked memories finally break free, Coralyne is crippled by the fear she’ll never escape the horrors of the Ravyn’s nest.

 

 

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Author Bio:

Billie Dale lives in no-where middle earth. Lost in a small village in the Midwest with four kids, three animals and an amazing, word inspiring book boyfriend worthy husband. 

 

A blogger by nature and a writer because she got tired of arguing with the voices in her head. She loves and lives the words on the page, whether writing them or reading them her life is consumed by the worlds her head creates. 

 

Her greatest wish is that readers will fall in love with her words as much as she loves writing them and as much as she loves reading others. She loves to create new worlds to explore and loves to write words that will take root in you soul. 

 

Paranormal, New Adult, Romantic Comedy, Contemporary — there is not one box she fits in. She’s a rebel in the author world who writes what her head tells her even it jumps from genre to genre. 

 

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Blog Tour: Ravyn by Billie Dale with an excerpt and a review

 

Ravyn

by Billie Dale

 

Release: July 19, 2019

 

Genre: Romance Suspense

 

Cover Design by Cybill Richey

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44415063-ravyn

 

 

Blurb:

✻✻ What she doesn’t remember, might be what kills her. ✻✻

 

Six months ago Coralyne James was found beaten and clinging to life alongside a desolate country road. Left with a rare form of amnesia, she now struggles through debilitating migraines, and nightmarish visions of a life she can’t recall. 

 

During a routine exam, Coralyne meets Dr. Maxwell Hough who is taking the medical world by storm with his breakthrough neurological treatments. Fascinated by Coralyne’s maladies, Dr. Hough invites her to be a part of a medical trial held at his lab in Valdez, Alaska. Praying three months trapped in the deep snow surrounding Ravyn Manor will hold the key to easing her pain, Coralyne agrees. 

 

For reasons she can’t explain, walking the halls of the manor seems to cause ghostly recollections to claw at the edges of her mind. It’s as if they are leading her to... something. Following their haunting trail, she stumbles onto a series of recordings that reveal a horrifying truth about the respected doctor. 

 

As her blocked memories finally break free, Coralyne is crippled by the fear she’ll never escape the horrors of the Ravyn’s nest.

 

Buy Links: *SPECIAL RELEASE WEEK PRICE of $2.99** (will go up to 3.99 in one week)

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Author Bio:

Billie Dale lives in no-where middle earth. Lost in a small village in the Midwest with four kids, three animals and an amazing, word inspiring book boyfriend worthy husband. 

 

A blogger by nature and a writer because she got tired of arguing with the voices in her head. She loves and lives the words on the page, whether writing them or reading them her life is consumed by the worlds her head creates. 

 

Her greatest wish is that readers will fall in love with her words as much as she loves writing them and as much as she loves reading others. She loves to create new worlds to explore and loves to write words that will take root in you soul. 

 

Paranormal, New Adult, Romantic Comedy, Contemporary — there is not one box she fits in. She’s a rebel in the author world who writes what her head tells her even it jumps from genre to genre. 

 

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Excerpt: 

In the seconds of darkness before a medicated induced slumber consumes me silver sparks burst behind my lids and my mind lands in another time. A warm breeze tickles my arms with tall weeds sweeping my knees. A meadow stretches from the base of the mountain coating the scene with yellows, pinks, white and green. High summer sun heats the apples of my cheeks dotting sweat on my upper lip. Sweet honeysuckle fills my lungs and my legs yearn to run through the tall wildflowers. My chin tilted high I bask in the calm of the moment. High twinkling giggles draw my attention to two little girls running with clasped hands through the color dotted tall swaying blades. Hands clasped, the long strands of their wheat-colored hair trails behind and the high-pitched glee blends with a song carried on the wind. The same tune Maxwell hums in my ear.

 

Plaintive all through the night –

 

Hine, E Hine!

 

Weeping till morning light –

 

Hine, E Hine!

 

From my care why try to leap

 

There is love for you

My lips tilt watching their frolicking innocence and I could spend hours listening to their laughter. The second I think to pop a squat and watch them play, a prickle of fear straightens my spine and the static roar of water swallows all sound. Closer it reaches, growing louder until a gruesome wave crawls over the hills in the distance. Red bleeds onto the sky turning it pink as a river of crimson crashes against the rocks in a flash flood through the valley. My eyes dart to the girls and a warning scream strangles me. Feet glued to the ground, I’m helpless when the tidal wave wall curls upward crashing over their small bodies. Syrupy red cascades over their heads washing them with death. Their tiny noses and chubby cheeks melt into the drips leaving chunks of hair sticking from beyond skeletal heads. 

 

The upsurge rebuilds zeroing in on where I remain frozen. Higher it grows pushing closer. My trapped scream howls free. I break into a blind run, pushing my feet until my lungs burn but the red roar closes licking at my heels. Breathless screams pant from my lips as its liquid fingers pull me under. My nose clogs with viscous syrup and the metallic tang cakes my tongue shrouding my screams in gurgling sobs. 

 

As the last fight leaves my limbs a drug laden curtain of dark pulls me deep blocking all dreams, nightmares and fears.

 

 

 

Link to my review on Iron Canuck:

 

http://christinewoinich.booklikes.com/post/1922831/pulled-me-in-and-kept-me-turning-pages-waited-for-the-shoe-to-drop

 

Release Blitz: Deadly Deception by J.C. Valentine with an excerpt

 

Deadly Deception

by J.C Valentine

 

Release: July 18, 2019

 

Genre: Romance/Thriller 18+

 

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2Y7lMVx

 

Cover Design: Brandi @ Editing Done Write

 

 

Blurb:

A dissatisfied housewife. A gun for hire. He’s not looking to fall for his client…then again, he never had much choice.

 

Wife. Daughter. Murderer?

 

Faith

He was supposed to be my knight in shining armor. He was supposed to be my deliverance. But now he’s just in my way. I need him gone, but despite my best efforts, he’s still here and I’m out of ideas. It’s time to call in a professional. I just wasn’t expecting it to be him. 

 

Declan

I’ve been in the business of killing for as long as I can remember. And business is booming. But I’m ready to leave this life behind, get a fresh start. After one last job. It should be easy, quick, in and out. But nothing is ever that simple, and I wasn’t banking on her. How am I supposed to pull this off when it means breaking my number one rule: never fall in love?

 

 

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Excerpt:

If this is the hitman, I’m in trouble. My God, he’s gorgeous. Tall, around six feet, dark-brown hair that’s just long enough to curl around his ears and is full of soft waves that immediately spark my envy, and a body that, although hidden beneath well-fitting black jeans and a navy cashmere sweater with the sleeves pushed up to his elbows, projects strength and vitality.

I’m momentarily struck stupid, standing with one foot inside the car and one out, staring at him. Until he clears his throat and I lift my gaze, falling into a pair of piercing black eyes that are filled with disapproval.

“Right on time, Mrs.…”

The reason I’m here hits me suddenly, and I feel the nervous energy that I’ve been attempting to repress all day return. Stepping fully out of the car, I close the door softly and stand there beside it, twisting my hands. “I, um, would rather not give my name.”

He nods. “That’s wise. However, we’ll need to call each other something. An alias. You can call me…Cal.”

Cal. This gets me wondering what his real name is. He looks like a Cal, I guess. I bite my lip, turning over different names in my mind and finding them all too common. “Brenda,” I finally settle on because we can’t stand here all night debating over names when we have real business to discuss.

Standing under a bridge is conspicuous as hell, and I’d die a thousand deaths if we got caught. It might be a brazen move, hiring someone to commit murder, but I’m hardly a seasoned pro. This is all new territory for me. I don’t know the first thing about any of this. Only that I don’t want to get caught.

Yeah, I should have given that more consideration before contacting this guy, but desperate times call for desperate measures. And I am, by the very definition, a desperate housewife. 

“Okay, Brenda,” Cal starts, his feet carrying him closer. “Did you bring the coffee?”

“Yes,” I say eagerly, reaching for the driver’s door handle. “I’ll get it.”

“No. Let’s get in the car first. If anyone happens to come knocking, it’ll be easier to explain why we’re here if we’re together.”

I pause, wondering at his meaning before a picture of the two of us tangled in each other’s arms, his hand up my shirt and mine caught up in all of that luxurious hair enters my mind. I shiver with desire but quickly shake it off. I can’t think of him that way when what we’re here for is far from any kind of romance.

 

 

Author Bio:

J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn't sorry.

 

Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor's in English and when she isn't writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors. 

 

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Hard to read for me, too much negativity and overly dramatic

Breakdown - Helen Zigada
This story is full of revenge, infidelity, steamy scenes, drugs, and music. Friends that are no longer friends. With all the drama going on around, Sophie and Atticus managed to find a way back together. This was a hard read for me because of all the negative feelings felt by most of the main characters, but somehow, love found a way through with an HEA for Sophie and Atticus.

I received a copy of this story through Enticing Journey Book Promotions, and this is my unsolicited review.
 
 

 

New Release!!! Bane of Tenebris (Wolfgods book 2) by Blaise Ramsey

 

 

** New release ** 

 

Bane of Tenebris

by Blaise Ramsey

 

Release: July 20, 2019

 

 

Blurb

Alexander Kain has been through hell. For centuries, torture, bloodshed, war and living in the shadow of a powerful father have haunted his every dream. Born to die in the place of another due to an ancient pact, he has resigned himself to isolation to wait for death's sweet embrace. Everything changes when a young woman - a hybrid; both vampire and lycan - arrives beaten and left for dead at his doorstep.

 

He couldn't have known that saving her would lead him down a twisting, winding road. One filled with old rivals longing to settle a score, former lovers of a bygone, taboo past or an unlikely alliance with the monsters he fought during centuries of war. 

 

The dark god who tortured Kain disappears, his methods and plans unsettling. He must come to grips when his past if he is to survive. However, unlike the loneliness he once knew, Kain falls in love with the woman he found naked in the woods.

 

A love that just might be what he needs to put the ghosts of his past to rest.

 

Read what people are saying about Blessing of Luna.

"Romance stories, paranormal or otherwise are not my thing, so it means something when I say I really liked this book and can't wait to read the next in the series. It's a sensual, sexy story with a healthy dose of ass kicking action." -- Amazon Review

 

"This book has such a unique take on shape shifters and vampires. It was very interesting to see this world unfold and see how things work. The romance piece had a great slow burn appeal." -- Amazon Review

 

"I really enjoyed this tale of shifters and vampires. I was surprised with it. I thought it was going to be like any other werewolf story, but I was wrong. The characters were different and entertaining." -- Amazon Review

 

 

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New Cover Reveal: Unbroken Promises by Nikki Ash with a giveaway, 99 cents

 

Unbroken Promises 

by Nikki Ash

 

Genre: Standalone Friends to Lovers Romance Novel

 

Release Date: September 27, 2018

 

Cover Design: Jay Aheer with Simply Defined Art

 

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/UnbrokenPromisesGR

 

 

Blurb:

When we were kids, we made all kinds of promises. We promised to always be best friends, to always put each other first, and that no matter what, no one would come between us. Little did we know that life had its own plans.

We grew up and reality set in.  We realized that not all love lasts forever, and some promises are meant to be broken.  It’s ironic that the promises we made as kids, the ones we thought would hold us together, might just be the very thing that could tear us apart.

 

 

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Amazon/Goodreads Review Tour: Breakdown by Aly Zigada with my review

 

Breakdown

by Aly Zigada

 

Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense

 

Release Date: July 18, 2019

 

cover design credit: Najla Qamber

 

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/AZBreadownGR

 

 

Blurb:

Atticus Creed saved my life. His voice talked me down. His lyrics stripped me bare. His tattoos against my hidden scars made me feel beautiful. In turn, I wrecked him with a love that exposed his soul and lies that called to his vilest demons.

We were innocent then.

Now I’m a young mogul who reigns over the corrupt record label he abandoned, and he’s a tortured musician who wants retribution as viciously as I want another taste of his lips. Inevitably, he will crash in my arms, and I will burn in his.

Depravity is all we know. It’s in the air we breathe, it’s in our sweat, it’s the music we make.

 

 

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Author Bio:

Aly Zigada is an American author best known for riveting contemporary fiction and New Adult novels. Praise for her writing describes it as devastating, sharp, and evocative.

 

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Link to my review on Iron Canuck:

 

http://christinewoinich.booklikes.com/post/1921928/hard-to-read-for-me-too-much-negativity-and-overly-dramatic 

 

Release Blitz: Ravyn by Billie Dale with an excerpt

 

Ravyn

by Billie Dale

 

Release: July 19, 2019

 

Genre: Romance Suspense

 

Cover Design by Cybill Richey

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44415063-ravyn

 

 

Blurb:

✻✻ What she doesn’t remember, might be what kills her. ✻✻

 

Six months ago Coralyne James was found beaten and clinging to life alongside a desolate country road. Left with a rare form of amnesia, she now struggles through debilitating migraines, and nightmarish visions of a life she can’t recall. 

 

During a routine exam, Coralyne meets Dr. Maxwell Hough who is taking the medical world by storm with his breakthrough neurological treatments. Fascinated by Coralyne’s maladies, Dr. Hough invites her to be a part of a medical trial held at his lab in Valdez, Alaska. Praying three months trapped in the deep snow surrounding Ravyn Manor will hold the key to easing her pain, Coralyne agrees. 

 

For reasons she can’t explain, walking the halls of the manor seems to cause ghostly recollections to claw at the edges of her mind. It’s as if they are leading her to... something. Following their haunting trail, she stumbles onto a series of recordings that reveal a horrifying truth about the respected doctor. 

 

As her blocked memories finally break free, Coralyne is crippled by the fear she’ll never escape the horrors of the Ravyn’s nest.

 

 

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Author Bio:

Billie Dale lives in no-where middle earth. Lost in a small village in the Midwest with four kids, three animals and an amazing, word inspiring book boyfriend worthy husband. 

 

A blogger by nature and a writer because she got tired of arguing with the voices in her head. She loves and lives the words on the page, whether writing them or reading them her life is consumed by the worlds her head creates. 

 

Her greatest wish is that readers will fall in love with her words as much as she loves writing them and as much as she loves reading others. She loves to create new worlds to explore and loves to write words that will take root in you soul. 

 

Paranormal, New Adult, Romantic Comedy, Contemporary — there is not one box she fits in. She’s a rebel in the author world who writes what her head tells her even it jumps from genre to genre. 

 

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Excerpt: 

SIX MONTHS AGO

Caging my head, I bend inward to block each striking blow to my ribs from the darkened toe of a brown boot. The metallic odor of blood clogs my nose and liquid drips down my brow burning my irises before flushing away with the river pouring down my cheeks. A deep muffled voice yells but the words jumble and my eyes only see blurred figures. The person kicking towers above with wide shoulders while a narrower framed person watches from behind. Something swings hard and fast at my face. “No,” I beg, recoiling in protection.

My eyes fly open and muted pain sears through every muscle and tendon before rocketing through my nervous system. Sweat slicks my skin and the bright light scorches my eyeballs.

“She’s awake. Get Doctor Bowman, STAT.”

I shift my head to see who she is but the slight move pulls the tube sticking out of my mouth and my throat burns like someone poured bleach down my esophagus. A garble groan shakes my body amplifying the hurt.

A handsome, young doctor appears in my line of sight. “It’s okay, Coralyne. You’re safe. We’re going to remove the breathing tube. Blink if you understand.”

I analyze his kind eyes and smooth face before allowing my lids to flutter in acquiescence. Anxious to be able to speak because I want to know who in the hell Coralyne is. Come to think of it, who the hell am I? 

 

Cover Reveal: All I Want series by Lea Coll with excerpts. Book 3 releases July 19th

 

All I Want Series

Choose Me, Be With Me, and Burn For Me

by Lea Coll

 

Genre: Romance

 

Cover Designer: Laun Studio

 

Available on Amazon with Kindle Unlimited

 

 

Book 1 - Choose Me: An Opposites Attract Romance

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TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46291604-choose-me

 

 

Choose Me Blurb: 

The wrong side of the law never felt so good.

He's the sexy confident cop - and impossible to resist.

 

But he sees things in black and white. 

And we work on opposites of the law. 

 

They said we'd never work. 

Not when he's running for sheriff. 

And he can't be seen with me. 

 

But when the election heats up. 

So does our relationship. 

 

Until everything implodes. 

And he's forced to decide between his dream job and love.  

 

All I want is for him to choose me.

 

Excerpt:

 

“Still bitter, Ms. Lawyer?” Luke asked, pulling out a chair from our table and sat down.


“I was hoping for some excitement. I’m tired of all the plea deals,” I said.


He’d changed since work because now he wore a faded pair of jeans and a black fitted T-shirt that did everything for his muscled chest. My eyes traveled down to his thighs, which filled out his well-worn jeans. He had spread his legs in that confident sprawl that men used when relaxed. He leaned back and placed his hands behind his head, giving me a long considering look. The position caused his biceps to flex, which I couldn’t help but admire.


“Well, when you’re on the wrong side of the law, the wins are few and far between.” His mouth twitched with amusement.


“Oh, I’m on the wrong side of the law now, am I?” I responded. I was beginning to enjoy these interactions with Luke. I glanced over at Ashley, who mouthed, “What is happening right now?”

 

________________________________________________________


 

Book 2 - Be With Me: A Friends to Lovers Romance

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Be With Me Blurb: 

She's done being friends

 

Jack's the hot protective firefighter and my friend.

He came home to save his dad's marina.

 

But someone is determined to close the marina for good.

 

When Jack stops by my bakery, I can't help but notice he's filled out since high school

and I can't resist his boyish grin.

 

I don't want to be his friend anymore.

But his job is temporary and everyone always leaves.

 

All I want is for him be with me.

 

Excerpt:

 

My eyes traveled around the room until I saw Jack leaning against the counter by the coffee machine in his department-issued navy-blue shirt, blue cargo pants, and boots. I flushed to find his eyes on mine. I couldn’t get the feel of his hands or lips out of my head. He made no move to grab a donut, so I asked, “Not hungry this morning?”


“Oh, I’m always hungry.” His eyes were steady on mine as he took a sip of coffee.


After the dream I had, I couldn’t help but take that comment literally. “You should eat an apple cider donut before they’re gone.” My heart pounding. I turned to grab a plate to hide my flushed face, but Jack grabbed my hand pulling me back. “Don’t worry about it, I can get it myself,” he said.


The movement knocked me off balance and I fell back onto his hard chest. His arm came around my middle to steady me. “Whoa there,” he whispered into my ear, as his body curled around mine. “I said I could get it myself. You’ve been on your feet all morning. Why don’t you sit down and rest?”


I heard the guys joking around me, but couldn’t follow their conversation. The room seemed to melt away and all I could think about was turning in Jack’s arms and kissing him.


“Samantha?” Jack’s voice caressed my ear again.


“Yeah?” I asked, breathing in the smell of coffee, and leaning my head back a little to look up at him. His eyes crinkled in amusement and his lips tilted up into a smile.


“Are you going to sit down?”


His chest was warm on my back, and my hands instinctively gripped his bare forearms, which wrapped around my waist. I wanted to sink back into him even more, but I reluctantly moved out of his hold, immediately feeling the loss of warmth.

 

________________________________________________________

 

 

Book 3 - Burn For Me: An Enemies to Lovers Romance

Release Date: August 19, 2019

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Burn For Me Blurb: 

He’s gorgeous, charming, and irresistible – and he knows it.

 

We’re in competition for the same job and nothing will stand in my way.

Not his sparkling blue eyes, cocky smirk, or those dimples.

 

Too bad he didn’t get the message.

 

He says I’m a challenge he can’t resist.

And I’m playing with fire.

 

All I want is for him to burn for me.

 

Excerpt:

 

“Why?” My voice softened. In all the time I’d known Logan, he was light-hearted and fun.

 

This was the first real emotion I’d seen from him and I wanted to know more. “Why shouldn’t I work for your dad, Logan?” A current sizzled between us and his eyes darkened.


He leaned down until his mouth was by my ear. “You’re playing with fire.”


The feel of his breath across the shell of my ear made me shiver. I wasn’t sure if he meant because I’d asked about his dad or our sudden proximity. Did he feel the pull between us? Being this close to him, feeling the warmth of his body, I wanted to play with fire. I unconsciously leaned closer to his body and imagined his hand moving higher to my neck, cupping my head as he tilted me the way he wanted—.


“Hey! I hear congratulations are in order. Sawyer said you got the job,” Luke said as I guiltily jumped back from Logan.

 

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Author Bio: 

Lea Coll is an author, attorney, and stay at home mom. After years of legal writing, she enjoys the freedom that comes with writing fiction. She plots stories while fetching snacks and running back and forth to her kids’ activities.

 

She currently resides in Maryland with her family.

 

 

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The story was good, but book could have used more editing

One Hell of a Prize - Ju Ephraime

This was an interesting story. Cheyenne was stronger than she thought she was but also smart enough to accept the gifts coming her way. Tipp felt instant attraction to Cheyenne and was wonderful as he wooed her. I liked the progression to their HEA. I thought this story could have been better with some editing to get rid of the overuse of some phrases.

I received a copy of this story through Candid Book Reviews, and this is my unsolicited review.

An honest-to-goodness strong silent type with lots of steam

Game Changer - Sylvie Stewart

I took me a bit to get into this story, but the steam that began to rise between Poppy and Mac kept me turning the pages. I loved Mac's strong, silent personality and how Poppy's more open innocence worked with that. With a couple hitches in the process, as well as past histories, these two deserved the HEA together.

I received a copy of this story through Enticing Journey Book Promotions, and this is my unsolicited review.

Amazon/Goodreads Review Tour: Game Changer by Sylvie Stewart with an excerpt and a review

 

Game Changer

by Sylvie Stewart

 

Release: July 18, 2019

 

Genre: Contemporary Rom-Com

 

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Blurb:

There are three things I know about New York so far: everybody is late for something, nobody has a freakin’ clue what sweet tea is, and King Kong himself is still alive and well and has taken the form of a growly blacksmith named Mac.

This is no shifter story and I’m not his prey, although I wouldn’t say no if he asked for a little taste. I’ve been saddled with interviewing the beast to secure my new dream job in publishing, but his intense stares and monosyllabic responses are making my job impossible. I just need to get this over with and move on to navigating my new life and career. I’ve got this, right?

But my professional and personal challenges are proving bigger than I realized, and Mac might be the only one who truly understands this game. He’ll be my biggest ally if I let him—and the way he keeps saying my name makes me really want to let him. The thing is, this city is known for breaking hearts, and it doesn’t care if you’re the new girl in town or the beast who calls it home.

 

 

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Excerpt:

I push a sweaty strand of hair off my face and limp around the corner onto my block, cursing myself for the tenth time for forgetting a change of shoes in my hurry this morning. But wine will surely dull the pain. I just hope I remembered to stock up.

“What happened?”

I nearly jump out of my cursed heels at the sound of Mac’s troubled voice. My head pops up to find him bearing down on me on the sidewalk and I can’t help myself. I break out into what’s probably the goofiest grin this side of Japanese anime. And I don’t give one flying frack.

He stops in front of me but his hands stay at his sides as his eyes sweep me, assessing for injury. It makes my smile even stupider.

“Nothing,” I reply. “Just forgot sensible shoes.”

His chest rumbles and he bends at the waist without another word, sweeping me up in a fireman’s hold and whipping us around to head back the way he came.

“Mac!” I achieve a pitch invented for canine ears only. “What are you doing?”

He doesn’t respond, of course.

I smack his back but then get distracted by the way his muscles contract when he walks. Pretty soon, the hand that was meant to be scolding him is feeling him up, stroking the muscles on either side of his spine and heading downtown to Upper Assville. This was one area I didn’t get to adequately explore last night due to his habit of moving me where he wants me and always needing to have his eyes on me. But I need to bookmark this for later.

“Ride it like you stole it, girl!” comes a shout from across the street and I can’t bring myself to look for its source. What am I doing?

Luckily, Mac needs to set me down so I can unlock my building’s door, something that sparks a question I’ve been meaning to ask.

“How have you been getting in my building all this time?”

His response is a half shrug and a frown as he tilts his head to look at my throbbing feet.

“Mac!”

I get his eyes on mine and he just says, “I’m good with my hands.”

And if that just doesn’t say everything…

 

 

 

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Mating Season

by Yael Maree

 

Genre: Dystopian Romance New Adult

 

Blurb: 

The world as we know has ended. An explosion to end all wars has sunk most of the land leaving only islands in its wake. 

Ariel lives on Ishmin, one such island. But living on a tropical island isn’t always bliss when you share it with a few hundred other women, girls, and young boys. Not one male there is aged over thirteen.

On her eighteenth birthday, she became a vessel, and must prepare for Mating Season; a seven day long gathering, where women of breeding age travel to a distant island in order to re populate the broken lands.

On arrival at the island Ariel’s world is shaken when she reunites with Ben, her best friend who was forced to leave his home and live on the all-male island when he turned thirteen. However, their reunion comes at a cost neither wants to pay. 

Under the all-seeing eyes of The Watchers, they will have to cross lines to survive, but more importantly to remain in each other’s arms. 

In a world where love is forbidden and marriage a foreign concept, fighting for the choice to be with the one you love becomes a matter of life or death. 

When staying together means staying apart can love truly conquer all?

 

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Game Changer

by Sylvie Stewart

 

Release: July 18, 2019

 

Genre: Contemporary Rom-Com

 

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/gamechanger_gr 

 

 

Blurb:

There are three things I know about New York so far: everybody is late for something, nobody has a freakin’ clue what sweet tea is, and King Kong himself is still alive and well and has taken the form of a growly blacksmith named Mac.

This is no shifter story and I’m not his prey, although I wouldn’t say no if he asked for a little taste. I’ve been saddled with interviewing the beast to secure my new dream job in publishing, but his intense stares and monosyllabic responses are making my job impossible. I just need to get this over with and move on to navigating my new life and career. I’ve got this, right?

But my professional and personal challenges are proving bigger than I realized, and Mac might be the only one who truly understands this game. He’ll be my biggest ally if I let him—and the way he keeps saying my name makes me really want to let him. The thing is, this city is known for breaking hearts, and it doesn’t care if you’re the new girl in town or the beast who calls it home.

 

 

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Excerpts:

 

1)

Mac is jaywalking toward me, a pair of dark sunglasses pushed up into his mess of black hair and his uniform of work boots, denim, and t-shirt—this one army green—hugging his hard body like they don’t ever want to let go. Not that I blame them. He practically glides as he walks without a trace of self-consciousness or pretense, the fabric of his clothes straining with each movement. I want to straddle his thigh and ride it like a circus pony. I mean, this dude is ridiculous with his degree of absolute solidity, not to mention his towering height.

I’m so busy checking out his body that I don’t notice until too late that he’s been tracking my eyes, something I know by the slight upward tilt of the left side of his mouth and the set of parentheses etched between his lush eyebrows.

My teeth sink into my bottom lip and I don’t even try to pretend he hasn’t struck me stupid. 

 

2)

“Mac.” His name comes out without my permission and with a tone of longing I certainly didn’t intend. His response is to dip his head down and raise both hands to my face. But only the pads of his thumbs make contact, tracing the line of my jaw on either side and sending a shiver through me.

“Go spend time with your sister.” The deep timbre of his voice does nothing to help my current condition.

His thumbs stroke back toward my chin and I forget I even have a sister.

“I’ll call you.” I watch his lips form the words right before he lowers his head down all the way and captures my lips with his.

His kiss is hard and assertive, just like him.

He takes my breath with the first bruising contact of his mouth on mine, drawing my upper lip between his and sliding the tip of his wet tongue across it as my own lips finally catch on that full lower curve that’s been driving me nuts. His skin there is soft and pliant in contrast to the scruff of his trimmed beard scraping against my chin. But I don’t care if I have beard burn for the rest of my life because my sex thrums and my body screams to get closer.

He doesn’t embrace me or even try to feel me up, unfortunately. This kiss is all about lips and tongue and the firm press of his thumbs holding my face exactly where he wants it.

The delicious assault on my senses continues while his mouth slants for another taste and my hands finally reach up to rest on his firm chest. Even through the double layers of cotton I can feel the warmth of his skin and the contraction of his pecs at my touch.

When he finally releases me, I’m a puddle of goo and have only remained upright due to my grip on Mac’s shirt and the frame of the taxi pressing into my back.

He’s not even the least bit winded when he guides me down to a seated position and leans into the cab. His whiskers brush against the side of my face and his warm breath tickles my ear as he gets real close.

“Oh, and, Poppy,” he grinds out.

“Yeah,” I pant.

“I don’t hate you.” He pulls back and I just stare.

“Okay.”

He closes the taxi door and I collapse against the seat wondering if that man has ever made an exit that wasn’t completely earthshattering.

My guess is a big fat no.

 

3)

I tuck my hair behind my ear again and his eyes narrow like something he doesn’t like just occurred to him.

“Where’re you staying now?” His voice drops even deeper and I can feel it in my gut.

I shoo him off, feigning a relaxed vibe. “Oh, I’m crashing at a friend’s place. I just moved here from Savannah.”

This earns me another of his slower nods. I’m beginning to understand the difference between the two. The curt one means, “Okay” or “Yeah, and don’t bother asking again” while the slow one means he’s thinking on something and is probably gonna blow your mind with what comes out of his mouth next.

And, yup, I must be brilliant because he confirms this with his next words.

“I’ll bring the delivery myself on Thursday, then take you out.”

Holy mother of David Beckham‘s backside.

When I don’t respond, because, let’s face it, my brain is still trying to process what just happened, he does one of his quick nods and starts walking back to the front of the studio. My eyes glue themselves to his ass in those jeans and I have to scurry to keep up with him when I realize he’s leaving and my boots are still nailed to the floor.

Without another word, we make our way to the front doors where he holds one open for me and I find myself back out on the sidewalk. New York has been buzzing on as usual while I’ve been lost in the Narnia of Mac’s building. The sound of chatter, car horns, and sirens are an assault, breaking whatever spell I was under.

Mac whistles and a cab stops at the curb in point-two seconds—without him even needing to raise a hand, of course. He opens the door for me and I know I should say something. I should tell him I’m not the kind of girl who dates gorillas. I’m not the kind of girl who can have a fling with a guy while he’s dating Charlize Theron. I’m not the kind of girl who can handle the emotions he’s stirring in me or pretend having a meal and owning a piece of furniture he created with his hands is no big deal.

But I don’t say any of those things.

Instead, I let him pay for my cab and shut the door with nothing more than a gravelly, “Thursday.”

Then I faint dead away in the cab. Not really, but would you blame me if I had?

 

 

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