New Release Review: Love, Sex, Music by Michelle A. Valentine

 

BLURB

Fame can disappear in an instant…

Fortune is a fleeting fantasy…

Laz Rawlings had them both, until he lost it all…

Laz, a former world-famous music producer screwed up everything thanks to his rock-n-roll lifestyle, but he’s been given an opportunity to prove his genius in the music industry wasn’t a fluke, and he’s hell-bent on not letting history repeat itself. But that’s proving difficult when the young singer he’s tasked with grooming has become the object of his every desire.

Life has been an uphill battle for Aundrea Newton, so when a sexy, tattooed stranger hand delivers her dream of a music career, she’s skeptical. Nothing ever comes easy, and she knows Laz has the power to crush both her career and her heart with his undeniable sex appeal and charismatic swagger.

When the line between mentor and student blurs, both begin to question what’s more important: Love, sex or the music.

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REVIEW

Love, Sex, MusicLove, Sex, Music by Michelle A. Valentine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Author Michelle A. Valentine delivered another first-rate book with
appealing characters that left me swooning.
I have a history with Michelle, she writes it, I read it. Always.
From rock stars to wrestlers to her bad boys and now a former
boy band member and music producer who lost his way.
He had it all until he let it slip away.
Lazarus /Laz Rawlings is a recovering drug addict/alcoholic who only knows one thing…music.
He lost it all, fame and glory.
Tattooed and sexy as hell I fell hard for his charisma and resolve.
Clean and sober he is ready to return to the world he lost.
His search for talented women for a girl band has him mesmerized when he sees Aundrea/Drea Newton.
The connection is instant and the lust undeniable.
Rule one…no sleeping with the ladies!
Drea is shy, lacks confidence and has a few secrets that could ruin her
shining star. She too feels the pull and resisting is futile.
Temperatures rise as their bodies sway to the rhythm of desire.

Events takes its toll as she navigates adversaries and a crazy ex.
Twists and disclosures added drama and a surprise zapped my breath away.
The stakes are high, each with much to risk.
Secondary characters added humor and flirtation, I adored Cam and Candace!
Take it to the beach or poolside.
HEA no cliffhanger.

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Cover Reveal: Love, Hate, & Us by SP West

 

Love, Hate, & Us by SP West
Release Date: TBA
Designer: Kirsty-Ann Still
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BLURB:

Brody and Brooke, sitting in a tree.
K-I-S-S-I-N-G…

We grew up thinking that our future was set in stone.
We were wrong.

Turns out there is a thin line between love and hate.

Then there is us.

Brooke never imagined a life away from Emmerton. She never pictured a life without her childhood sweetheart, Brody. But when Brody does the unthinkable, Brooke’s world is turned upside down. Unable to watch as Brody moves on with his life, she decides to start afresh.

Unfortunately, leaving her past behind is not as easy as she thought, especially when her past wants her back.

 

Release Blitz: Absolution by Missy Johnson

 

Title: Absolution
Author: Missy Johnson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 28, 2017
Blurb
Declan James was the perfect guy.
He was sweet. Charming. Caring. Until he wasn’t.
Fourteen years ago, his actions tore apart my family. He
ruined my sister’s life and nothing was ever the same again. But now, a decade
later, he’s back.
When he walks into my office, asking for my help, I’m
shocked, but nothing prepares me for what I’m about to learn. I see how far
he’s gone to redeem himself and I know that he’s changed. I also know that, as
a priest, he’s more off limits than ever.
If I help him, my family will never forgive me.

 

If I fall in love with him, I will never forgive myself.
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Excerpt
“You’re not the first person to be shocked by my choice of
calling.”
“Your family?” I guess. He nods. “I’m assuming they probably
had bigger and better things in mind for you, but it’s a step up from rapist
right?” His eyes widen and I cringe. Shit, I can’t believe I just said that.
“I can see why you might think that, but my father is very
anti-religion, so I’m not sure he would agree,” he smirks and rubs his
chiselled jawline, giving me a pointed look. “Are you done now?”
“I’m sorry that was way out of line,” I mumble,
admitting I went too far. “Sometimes I say things without thinking.”
“It’s okay,” He shrugs. His dark eyes penetrate mine. I’m
shaking, but I hold his gaze, refusing to look away. “You get a free pass today
to say whatever you like to me and then tomorrow you need to start giving me a
chance. Is that fair?”
I’m not loving the part where I give him a chance, but I
have so many questions burning inside of me that I’m dying to ask that I sit
forward, and place my hands under my thighs.
“Okay I’ll play,” I say, staring at him. I question
everything he says because it hurts too much to believe him. Why should he get
to move on? “Why this?”
“Because it was the only way I could see getting my life
back on track. I was at the point where I had nothing to live for, and God
changed that for me. He gave me hope. I had something that was mine. I was
making a difference.”
“How long have you been a Priest for?” I say the word like
it’s dirty but only because he’s makes it that way. It’s like he’s taken one of
the purest professions in the world and tainted it.
“Five years. After I got out of prison, I was in a bad
place. Everything that happened with Cecily really messed me up and then
hearing that she…. His voice trails off like he can’t complete his train of
thought, so I make him, because he doesn’t get to do this. He doesn’t get to
make this about him.
“You mean how she killed herself?” I say. I stare at him, my
anger fuelling the strength I’m somehow finding within myself to confront him.
This is what I’ve wanted for so long, to be able to face him and show him how
much he hurt me. “How she ended her life after what you did to her and the way
your family dragged her through the mud. Is that what you mean? You can’t even
say it, Declan. Imagine how hard it was for me to live it.”
“I never wanted that all I wanted to do was plead guilty and
move on—”
“Move on?” I whisper, tears spilling down my cheeks. “Like
my sister got to move on? Like my dad moved on by ramming his car into a tree?
You ruined our lives. Why should you get to move on?”
“I’m sorry about your father,” he says softly.
“You’re sorry?” I laugh. I throw my hands up in the air.
“Well, so long as you’re sorry.”
“You have every right to be angry at me Hannah, but I’m just
trying to explain it from my point of view. You asked me why I became a priest.
This is why. Everything that happened is why.”
“But you don’t get to explain,” I whisper. “Because it’s not
fair. All you get to do is sit there and take whatever I decide I need to say
to you in order for me to get through this. That’s the only thing you need to
do here. You don’t get to justify what you did, or tell me how much you’ve
changed, because I don’t care. All I care about is being able to be in the same
room as you without feeling like I’m going to be sick. Is that too much to
ask?” 
“No. No it’s not,” he mumbles. His eyes cast
downward and I laugh. He can’t even look at me.

 

Author Bio
Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her
husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks
he’s a dog…you get the picture).
When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for
something to read.
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Cover Reveal: Blue by S.M. West

 

 

Title: Blue
Author: S.M. West
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Cover Couture Design
Release Date: July 12, 2017
Blurb
Blue. The color of
devotion.
CARYS WOLFE is my
heart.
Mine, always.
Leaving her nearly killed me.
I thought it was the
only way to keep her safe.
She’s moved on, and I
want her back.
***
EVAN HART is my
heart.
Loving him is my
destiny. I waited my entire life for our time,
for us to finally be
together, only to have him leave.
Now he’s back.
Though my mind can’t
forgive him, my heart can’t forget.

 

 

 

Excerpt
“Evan, I want to know what happened, but
I have a life now and you need to know…” She trails off, her eyes darting away
from mine.
                “What?”
                Gazing up at me, she continues,
“Whatever you have to say, it’s not going to change a thing. We’re over.”
                My heart twists and breathing
becomes difficult. Mother fuck, her
words cut deep, hurting even though they aren’t true. Sure, she believes them
on some level—she had to, in order to get through what I did. Yet, along with
the hurt and disappointment swimming in her eyes, there’s also tenderness and
love.            
“Tell me you’re happy and I’ll walk away.”
We always pushed each other, challenged the other to
face our fears, to be honest with ourselves, with each other. I need to hear
her say it. I don’t believe it, but if she is over me, I need to hear it in her
voice and see it in her face—not because I want to, but because it’s the only
way I can even begin to accept that we’re over. Even then, it’s not possible.
“I’m happy.” Her tone is laden with bravado, but no
true emotion. Even her gaze, which never wavers from mine, is flat.
Shaking my head, I briefly cast my eyes downward to
suppress my smile. “No, you’re not.”
“Van.” I flinch at that fucking name.
As a child, I thought it was so fucking cool to have a
nickname that only my best friends would call me. Now, hearing “Van” from her
pretty lips, I want to obliterate the word from her vocabulary, fucking kiss
the word out of her.
“You can call me asshole for all I care, you’re not
happy,” I retort in frustration. Catching my tone, I breathe deeply and loosen
my fists to relax. “Don’t lie to me, and most of all, don’t lie to yourself.”
“You don’t know what you’re talking about. You want to
see what you want. I’m with Greg, and we’re happy.”
She grimaces infinitesimally, then averts her eyes
from me. Unable to read her, I’m not sure if it’s because she means it and
doesn’t want to hurt my feelings or if the lie tastes nasty in her mouth.
“Sweetness, I know everything there is to know about
you, without apology. You can’t lie to me.”

 

Author Bio

S.M. West is an
indie author who writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, erotica and
whatever her heart desires. 
She spends her time
juggling ay day job, being a mom and wife, and writing. On top of that, she’s a
self-professed junkie of many things including a voracious fan of music, a
born wanderer, a wine aficionado and chocolate connoisseur.
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Cover Reveal: For Forester by J. Nathan

 

Title: For Forester
Author: J. Nathan
Genre: New Adult Sports Romance
Cover Design: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs
Photograph: Lindee Robinson
Models: Jeff Kline & Becca Schnyders
Release Date: July 19, 2017
Blurb
Trace
I’m Alabama’s star wide receiver. I’ve got mad skills on and
off the field, and it’s no secret I’m heading into the draft after the upcoming
season. But I’m home for the summer to make some cash before my senior year.
Being back under my parents’ roof isn’t the ideal situation, but the moment I
see Marin, the star of my adolescent fantasies, I know it’s about to get
interesting. She may not have noticed me back then, but I’ve got a feeling it’s
just a matter of time before she lets me turn those fantasies into reality.
Marin

 

The last time I saw Trace Forester he was just a kid tearing
up the neighborhood on his skateboard. That was when I was foolish enough to
think I had the perfect husband and the perfect life. But now my life is in
shambles and Trace is back, all grown up, hot as hell, and exuding major
confidence. It would be so easy to fall for his good looks and undeniable
charm. So easy to let him into my life. Too bad I learned the hard way that
nothing worth having ever comes easy.
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Excerpt
“You sleep with him yet?” Gayle asked.
“Oh my god. What is wrong with you?”
“Me? Have you seen the guy?”
Outside, Trace tossed the football gently so CJ had a slight
chance of actually catching it. He didn’t. It bounced off the grass in front of
him, but he ran after it, laughing as he did. “Yes, I’ve seen the teenager in
my backyard.”
“He’s not a teenager.”
“Yes, he is. I looked it up. He’s nineteen.”
There was a pause on her end, like she just realized I was a
sicko who’d actually looked him up. “Who cares? You’re single and he’s hot.
Have you seen him in his uniform? The guy could be a freakin’ underwear model.”
I laughed as I turned from the window and moved into the
living room. “No. At least not in person.” I’d seen pictures on the internet.
“Girl. When are you ever gonna have a hot piece of ass under
your roof again?” Gayle asked.
I scoffed. “You’re acting like he sees me as anything other
than a soon-to-be-divorced woman with a kid who needs a guy around.”
“Marin, you’re beautiful and fun. You deserve to get some
action.”
“You do realize you’re encouraging me to jump his bones,
right?”
“I never said jump his bones. Just wear something tight.
Bend over and let him see your hot ass. You’d barely have to do anything.”
“You’re insane.” I laughed. “And I could go to jail.”
“Why could you go to jail?” Trace asked from behind me.
I spun around, my eyes bugging out of my head and my heart
drumming in my chest. Trace stood in the doorway smirking at me, like he’d
heard my conversation.
Had he?
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J. Nathan
is the author of five new adult and sport romances with cocky heroes and sassy
heroines. When she’s not writing, she’s a total romance junkie! Add an alpha
male who’s unlikable in the beginning…even better. She loves watermelon
margaritas, guys in backward hats, country music-especially Luke Bryan, and
hanging with her family and friends in RI where she lives with her husband and
son.
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Release Blitz: Small Town Scandal by Daisy Prescott

 

 

Title: Small Town Scandal
Series: Wingmen #5 (Standalone)
Author: Daisy Prescott
Genre: Second Chance Romance
Release Date: June 27, 2017
Blurb
Another wingmen meets his match and this time it’s
scandalous.
Carter Kelso is a man with a plan. And goats.
Ashley Kingston is a woman with a reputation.
Can he earn back her love before their past catches up with
them and destroys everything?
On the island, my last name is synonymous with scandal. With
a notorious father and a famous brother, I’ve been on the sidelines of our
small town’s gossip circle for years. Nothing to see here. Just a man and his
goats, happily going through life. Not a care in the world. Too bad it’s all
lies.
I’m tired of trying not to be in love with Ashley Kingston,
our very own island jezebel. Some people think she’s a slut. They think they
know her. They’re wrong. Screw them.
Reputations can be deceiving. I should know.
Small Town Scandal is a second chance romance standalone
novel and the fifth book in the Wingmen series. You do not have to read the
other novels first.

 

 

 

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Author Bio
USA Today Bestselling Author Daisy Prescott writes romantic comedies about real love.

Love with Altitude, her newest Rom Com series, is set in Aspen, Colorado features life and love in a small town. Her Modern Love Stories feature characters in their thirties and forties finding and rediscovering love in unexpected and humorous ways. The popular Wingmen books star regular guys who often have beards, drive trucks, and love deeply once they fall.

Born and raised in San Diego, Daisy currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband and an imaginary house goat. When not writing about herself in the third person, Daisy can be found traveling, gardening, baking, or lost in a good book.

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Cover Reveal: TO CROWN THE BEAST by R. Scarlett

Title: To Crown A Beast (Blackest Gold, #4)

Author: R. Scarlett

Genre: New Adult/Paranormal Romance

Release Date: August 1, 2017

Cover Design: Regina Wamba, Mae I Design And Photography

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Synopsis

She tasted his sweetness, his power, and his love, and it destroyed him.

That iron heart has turned to ashes, leaving only a heartless beast.
One she vows to tame.
One she vows to save.
Before he rips her own heart out.

 

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R. Scarlett

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R. Scarlett lives in a small quaint town in Southern Ontario, Canada and has an unhealthy obsession with mythology and romance.

From studying English literature and minoring in History, she loves losing herself in a good book and snuggling up to her Brittany Spaniel. When she’s not writing or plotting a delicious novel, she can be found hanging out with friends and family, going on long car rides, exploring small towns, or watching reruns of Sex and the City.