Thursday, June 4, 2020

Release Blitz: THe Forward Must Cry by Xavier Neal

The Forward Must Cry, an all-new standalone Romantic Comedy in the Hockey Gods series by Bestselling author Xavier Neal is NOW LIVE!

What to expect

🏒 Fallen Hockey Gods
🏒 A snarky heroine
🏒 A complicated romance
🏒 A determined rule breaker
🏒 scorching chemistry

Once upon a time, the Vlasta Vipers hockey team was so incredible — on and off the ice — they were almost mythical.

Rightfully, labeled as legends.

Affectionately, worshiped in the sheets like rock stars.

However, when their glorious reign came crashing to an end, the idols lost much more than their treasured titles.

They became the laughingstock of locker rooms.

Oh, and of course, the punchline to every bad joke on campus.

Puck Bunnies continued hopping into their beds because, well, that's what Puck Bunnies do.
All hope seemed completely lost until last season when a new head coach emerged to help put them back on their golden thrones.


Tucker Gillette, the team's right winger, is causing so much commotion off the ice — instead of just on — that new rules have to be added to their code of conduct to help ensure another season of victory.

Don't sleep with other athletes — their coaches hate it.

Don't drool over the team's mascot once you realize it's a fine AF, flexible female instead of a freckled freshman.

And, definitely, don't try to date said mascot or fall face first in love with her simply so your brother — who is the lead singer in her favorite metal band — can't.

Will this right-wing troublemaker become a champion in the game of romance, or will this be his biggest loss yet?

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The Forward Must Cry is book 3 in the Hockey Gods series by Neal and it tells the story of Gillette and Mo. 

I have to say first and foremost that I've been looking forward to reading this book and seeing where it took me, not just for the hockey angle, but to see how the romance played out as well. 

I loved Mo's character, she isn't your typical heroine, which made her all the more interesting and kept me hooked on every word. I needed to see just what would come from her next.  Gillette also wasn't the cocky hockey man I expected, don't get me wrong, he fit the bill but there were extra layers to him that as they were peeled back, I knew the heart of this man was different than the exterior gave off. 

This story delivers on the Feels from the start, sucking you in and keeping your heart on the line.  I loved how the humor blended with the more serious bits and how the chemistry and connection was palpable from the pages.   

If you love sports romance, characters who aren't perfect and the perfect amount of romance with your comic relief - look no further than this story. 

About Xavier Neal

Xavier Neal lives in Texas where she spends her time getting lost in writing, reading, or fandoms she recently discovered. Whether she is enjoying books or movies, she continues finding inspiration at every turn to bring more exciting stories to life.

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Release Blasst: Catch Me When I Fall by A.L. Jackson

A Falling Stars stand-alone romance from A.L. Jackson

“ “AL Jackson at her best. She’s a wordsmith. A magnificent storyteller. A poet and a romantic. Mix all of this with some page-turning suspense, and a climactic ending, in more ways than one, and you’ve got yet another must-read.””
-USA Today bestelling author Lauren Rowe
"All you need to know is this is a must read. I loved it 1,000 times.”
-Books and Prime


A Falling Stars STAND-ALONE NOVEL from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author, A.L. Jackson . . .

Sometimes trying to catch a star will light your whole world on fire…

Emily’s entire existence was wrapped up in touring with her country-rock band Carolina George.

What she never expected was to spend a passionate night with a gorgeous, tattooed stranger.

Their chemistry was combustible.
Their attraction irresistible.

It was never supposed to follow her into the light of day.
Royce’s night with the lead singer of Carolina George was the worst mistake of his life. He needs the band to sign on to his record label or his family will pay the price.

He knows falling for her will threaten his carefully laid plans.

Royce’s past is littered with mistakes and heartache—will he overcome or will his love for Emily just be one more tragedy…



Catch Me When I Fall is book two in Jackson's Falling Stars series and it brings us the story of Emily and Royce.

Emily and Royce's first meeting is larger than a spark and the two find themselves lost in each other for a bit- until reality enters the equation again.  From this first meeting on, I knew that we were going to take quite the journey with these two and I couldn't wait to dive straight into their story.

Emily's life has revolved around her band, but suddenly it's lost the thrill, somethings missing and she doesn't quite know what.  I really enjoyed the way her emotions are portrayed through out this story, because it really made me feel like I knew who she was and could feel how lost she felt at times.  I really liked watching her work through her pain, the past trying to find her groove again. 

Royce, is also a man who's lost in emotions, though a slightly different set keeps him going.  I was intrigued with Royce from moment one, and couldn't wait to learn more about him and see how his story played out.

Jackson does an amazing job of bringing this story to life and making these characters relatable and enjoyable.  She delivered a wonderful blend of angst, emotions, romance, and even a touch of drama within the pages that kept me hooked until the very end. 


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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, FIGHT FOR ME, CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART, and FALLING STARS novels. Check out for her latest stand-alone, CATCH ME WHEN I FALL, on Amazon and free with Kindle Unlimited!

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Release Blitz: We Were Once by S.L. Scott

Release Date: May 28

We were never supposed to fall in love.

New York Times bestselling author, S.L. Scott, crafts her signature heartfelt style into a brand new emotional, second chance, standalone romance.  

I have three goals: graduate from an Ivy League university, get into medical school, and follow in my father’s well-established footsteps. Everything was going exactly as planned until the local bad boy was delivered to my doorstep. Literally.

From the moment we meet, my old life becomes unrecognizable, but I have no regrets. I’m utterly captivated by him. His smirk. His heart. His sharp wit. He pushes me to live, to be wild, to pursue the dream I’ve always hidden inside.

To the rest of the world, we make no sense.
Me, the girl from the gilded New England coast.
Joshua, from the small city of New Haven.
To us, we’re destiny.

Together, we had it all. Desperately. Madly. In love.

Until we didn’t.

One tragic night changed everything.

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Meet S.L. Scott

New York Times and USA Bestselling Author, S. L. Scott, was always interested in the arts. She grew up painting, writing poetry and short stories, and wiling her days away lost in a good book and the movies.

With a degree in Journalism, she continued her love of the written word by reading American authors like Salinger and Fitzgerald. She was intrigued by their flawed characters living in picture perfect worlds, but could still debate that the worlds those characters lived in were actually the flawed ones. This dynamic of leaving the reader invested in the words, inspired Scott to start writing with emotion while interjecting an underlying passion into her own stories.

Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. She dreams of seeing one of her own books made into a movie one day as well as returning to Europe. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.
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Monday, May 25, 2020

Release Blitz: Absolution by Autumn Grey

Title: Absolution
Series: Grace Trilogy #3
Author: Autumn Grey
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 25, 2020


We made mistakes and betrayed our hearts, and in the end, everything went up in flames.
Walking away from the devastation is not an option. I am at the center of it all. 
There are three hearts on the line and only one choice to make.
One heart to keep and one to let go.
Love is like poison, and sometimes it’s the only thing that can save us.

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Absolution is the third book in the Grace series by Autumn Grey. This book continues Grace's story and picks up right where we left off.  

I'll be the first to admit that I'm very picky when it comes to books with a triangle - but this series really grabbed and held my attention and made me care for all of the characters and I was happy with how things turned out for everyone.  

This book gripped my heart and made me feel everything alongside Grace.  Watching her grow through each book and even more through each page of this last book really gave me insight and further drew me in. She was such an intriguing character for me.   Sol and Levi also became people I felt I knew and cared deeply about. 

I loved that this book picked us up right where book two ended and took us on a steady paced journey that culminated the future of not just Grace.   This story had me on my toes at times and kept me in my feels. Grey did an amazing job of weaving the threads together with this one and I thought she handled this final chapter for these three characters amazingly.

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Author Bio

Autumn enjoys writing angsty romance, featuring flawed and quirky characters and hard-won happy ever afters. When she’s not working as a nurse assistant, you’ll find her behind keyboard writing stories, or curled up on the couch with a book. Her work has been featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After.

She lives with her two children and one fur baby, enjoys good wine and binge-watching TV shows whenever she can.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Release Blitz: Behind My Words by J.L. Drake

Release Date: May 19

My entire life vanished the day I found my parents’ bodies.

It changed me, broke me, and I went from a bestselling author to a ghost writer hiding behind my words…

Then an assignment pairs me with a new detective on a high-profile murder case.
But things spiral out of control as bodies start piling up—a cruel reminder of a past I’m desperate to forget. As the case develops, so does my attraction to the lead detective.

The more we piece together the puzzle, it becomes clear the killings won’t stop…not until I’ve whispered my last word.

When I left my past behind to become lead detective at the Syracuse Police Department, I didn’t anticipate being handed my first serial killer case, and I sure as hell never expected to be working with an attractive woman. 

Spencer and I dissect every clue and struggle to predict the killer’s next move, but he’s always one step ahead of us in this twisted game of cat and mouse. It’s only a matter of time before the killer claims his next victim.

And if he does…I lose everything.

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Behind My Words was the first book I've read from Drake and I have to say that it was a great start to what I hope is a continuing reader relationship.  I was hooked on this story from page one, intrigued by Spencer and her past and of course the present as well.  

Behind My Words was full of twists and turns, mystery, suspense, and angles I could never have imagined coming into play and yet I ran forward with each new piece of information, theories abounding in my mind and a fascination to figure it all out before the characters did.  

I loved the themes within this book, the serial killer, the cop and the ghostwriter - not at all who you'd expect them to be nor their motivations and yet each little piece fit the overall picture building with each flip of the page. 

This book had my heart racing, my head spinning, and occasionally made me hold my breath, and yet I couldn't put it down, I had to know what was next.  

If you are looking for a suspenseful wild ride of a story to suck you in from the first word to the last, pick up your copy to day and enjoy the many twists you'll find among the pages. 

Meet J.L. Drake

J. L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she now lives with her husband and two children.

When she is not writing she loves to spend time with her family, travelling or just enjoying a night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love of the four seasons.  Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in her blood and is often mentioned in her writing.

An avid reader of James Patterson, J.L. Drake has often found herself inspired by his many stories of mystery and intrigue.  She hopes you will enjoy her books as much as she has enjoyed writing them.

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Relase Blitz: Winter's Arrow by Lexi. C. Foss

Title: Winter's Arrow
Collection: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: Lexi C. Foss
Genre: Dark Fairy Tale Retrelling
Release Date: May 14, 2020
True love is a myth.
A trick.
A way to subdue the heroine and take everything from her.
Winter Snow
My "true love" conspired with my stepmother to have me killed and stole my throne.
But they failed.
I've been in hiding and refining my vengeance. I'm no longer the damsel they mistook me for once upon a time. I'm coming for them. And my kingdom, too.
Who needs dwarves when you have wolves?
Who needs blades when you have arrows?
My name used to be Snow. Now they call me the Winter's Arrow. Because I'm here to destroy them all.
Kazek Flor
I'm not a prince but an Alpha. And I take what I want, when I want it. So when I found an Omega princess dying in the woods, I took her and made her mine.
I'll train her. Embolden her. Help her seek the vengeance she is owed. Then, together, we'll take down Winter Sector and the wicked Queen of Mirrors.
Run fast, little wolves.
Your former princess is about to rise with me by her side.
And we're thirsting for your blood.
“Help,” I begged. “Need… help.” Kazek frowned at me. “You’re going into estrus, Snow. I’m planning to help you.” I shook my head, a whine catching in my throat. He didn’t understand. “No knot.” I couldn’t accept it. This had to be part of Vanessa’s plan, to make an Alpha think he could fuck me fully. She’d planned to entice Enrique with this spell, to force him to knot me. That was what she’d meant by having methods to induce the sensations. She’d cast some wicked enchantment that convinced Alphas I could handle them in a rut. Tears collected in my eyes. I’d escaped her clutches, only to fall into the hands of someone so much worse—an Alpha driven by need. She’d won. After all that… she’d still won. I crumpled against him, sobbing beneath the crushing emotions of betrayal and defeat. And worse, arousal. Because I wanted him.
USA Today Bestselling Author Lexi C. Foss loves to play in dark worlds, especially the ones that bite. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and their furry children. When not writing, she’s busy crossing items off her travel bucket list, or chasing eclipses around the globe. She’s quirky, consumes way too much coffee, and loves to swim.