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Release Blitz with Review: Wild by Micalea Smeltzer

Wild by Micalea Smeltzer is now live!

Cover Design: Emily Wittig

Photographer: Michelle Lancaster

My band, The Wild, has finally had its big break. It’s what we’ve always wanted–what we have always dreamed of–and nothing will stand in the way of achieving success.

Except maybe me.

As soon as we sign with our new record label, our producer gives us one rule; stay away from his daughter.

I thought it would be easy to resist her, but Mia Hayes is under my skin. She is everything I never knew I wanted or needed.

But falling for Mia might cost us everything we’ve worked so hard for.

Do I sacrifice my band member’s dreams and chase her, or will Mia be the one thing that is more important than any stage I have ever dreamed of?

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MY REVIEW

“I feel like a small cornered animal being stared down by the big bad wolf. Too bad this wolf doesn’t know who he’s messing with.”

“She’s like a siren and I’m caught in her dangerous melody.”

“Impossibilities only exist to prove the possible, and we, Mia”….” are most definitely possible.”

Oh, my goodness! Ever since I heard about this book I have been dying to get my hands on it and Wild does not disappoint!

Wild follows the story of Mia and Hollis and will suck you in from the very first page. When we first meet up with Hollis, he is the bad boy musician your parents warn you about. He’s cocky, arrogant, and so sure of himself. But, the more time you spend with him, the more you discover there’s more to this playboy than meets the eye. And when Hollis meets Mia, all bets are off. Mia is the untouchable and off-limits daughter of musician, Josh Hayes. And while Mia loves her dad and family more than anything, she’s desperate to prove herself and make it on her own. She knows she should stay away from bad boy Hollis, but she can’t help but find herself drawn to him like a moth to a flame. In the end, neither one of them stood a chance…

Wild captivated me from the very first page and I easily devoured this story in a single sitting. After the first interaction between Mia and Hollis, I knew I was done for. Their chemistry was instant and I couldn’t get enough of their banter. I loved the bad boy, forbidden romance, and rockstar vibes that this story delivered. Hollis exceeded my expectations and there is nothing like watching a musician fall. The romance between Hollis and Mia may have taken these characters by surprise, but it was pure and sweet and I loved every second of it. Now, as with any good love story, there have to be a few bumps in the road, and the bumps in this story certainly tugged at my heart.

In the end, I fell hard and fast for Hollis and Mia. Their story had everything I was looking for and I certainly can’t wait to see what adventures Hollis’ band has in store for us readers in the future.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

Meet Micalea Smeltzer

Micalea Smeltzer is a twenty-something author from Northern Virginia. She has four dogs, which is as crazy as it sounds. As a recent kidney transplant recipient she’s dedicated to raising awareness around the effects of kidney disease, dialysis, and transplant as well as educating people on living donation.When she’s not writing you can catch her with her nose buried in a book.

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Website: https://micaleasmeltzer.com/

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RELEASE BLITZ: Compel by Rachel Van Dyken & Patti Stanger

RELEASE BLITZ: Compel by Rachel Van Dyken & Patti Stanger

Compel by Rachel Van Dyken & Patti Stanger is now live!

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken and bestselling author Patti Stanger comes a gripping love story of cursed soulmates who are forced to relive tragedy over and over again until their curse is broken…

Compelled to seduce, designed to kill.

What do you do when your love destroys the only person you are designed to be with?

For centuries I’ve been trapped in a curse with my soulmate, only she has no idea… until history finally repeats itself.

The Matchmaker of the Fae felt wronged when we both chose our own destinies, and now, we’re forced to relive our fate over and over again.

I try like hell to fix the curse, but I remember nothing after each death, only that I’m lonely and heartbroken.

The small town of Orca Cove, Oregon, doesn’t help matters.

Filled with paranormal lore from all over the world… if anything, they’re just as trapped as I am.

My only help is the large library on my estate.

If I can just find the notes I know I would have hidden, along with texts, maybe this time will be different.

The house groans with need for its mistress.

My heart breaks with sorrow that she doesn’t recognize me until it’s too late.

Her blood will always be on my hands, just like her heart is in mine.

The path to your soul mate isn’t a fairytale—at least ours isn’t.

My Fae queen thinks she’s nothing more than a normal college student. She believes that the world is just as she sees it, without a clue that the darkness lurking in the shadows, the man she’ll fall for once again, the man who will be her demise…

Is me.

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Meet Rachel

Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 110 books ranging from new adult romance to mafia romance to paranormal & fantasy romance. With over four million copies sold, she’s been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today. Her books have been translated into more than 15 countries. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience. She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable sons, a naked cat, and two dogs. For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit www.RachelVanDykenAuthor.com.

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Meet Patti

Patti Stanger is the star and executive producer of her own television show, the wildly successful Millionaire Matchmaker, on Bravo. But Patti had been receiving worldwide kudos long before her show aired. A third generation matchmaker, she founded the Millionaire’s Club in January of 2000 after serving five years as the Director of Marketing/Special Events for Great Expectations, (the oldest and largest dating service in the U.S.).   Her wildly successful matchmaking efforts have been featured on Oprah, E!, MTV, Dateline, Dr. Phil, Ellen, Tyra, NBC News, The Big Idea with Donnie Deutsch and numerous other television shows, as well as in Marie Claire, Elle, Glamour, the New York Times, Forbes, The National Enquirer, the Washington Post and many more. She is a popular guest on talk and news shows throughout the world, and is frequently accessed as a dating resource by international media outlets.

Connect with Patti

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Release Blitz: The Right Song by Michelle Mankin

Release Blitz: The Right Song by Michelle Mankin
“Did they warn you about me?”

The Right Song, an all-new emotional and angst-filled new adult romance from New York Times bestselling author Michelle Mankin is now live!

He wasn’t just a rock star to her, and she wasn’t just any woman to him.

JACK HOWARD is a gorgeous rock star with a tragic past. He’s a nice guy. Since that terrible day, he has strived to do the right thing. Only with his disastrous marriage finally ending, he’s decided it’s time to take a walk on the wilder side of nice while on this tour.

LORELEI LANE is a working girl with no future. She’s a beauty in disguise, a woman broken by circumstances trying her best to turn her life around. She’s hungry, homeless, and needs someone to believe in her. Her furry traveling companion Prince loves her, but his faith can only take her so far.

JACK is the handsome drummer and backup vocalist in Rush’s group. He has impressive rhythm and sexy moves, but the world seems to have forgotten that he was once a teen idol in New Horizon, the most popular boy band in music history.

LORELEI is a woman who hides her heart, denies her talent, and does what she must to survive. She never allows herself to think about the boy who betrayed her, or the time she got so close, only to fall short of making her dream come true.

When chance brings Jack and Lorelei together backstage, will one night lead to a new beginning for both of them or will dangerous secrets and past mistakes capsize any hope they have for happiness?

The Right Song is a modern-day retelling of The Little Mermaid. It is a steamy romance packed with emotion and just the right amount of page turning angst. It will bring tears to your eyes, but it will also make you smile. It is an uplifting story. Do not read it if you want a book with a sad ending. Do you believe in fairy tales? In happily ever after? In love?

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Release Blitz: Heartache Duet Box Set by Jay McLean

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💔 NEW RELEASE 💔

ℍ𝕖𝕒𝕣𝕥𝕒𝕔𝕙𝕖 𝔻𝕦𝕖𝕥 𝔹𝕠𝕩 𝕊𝕖𝕥 by Jay McLean is LIVE!!! Grab this angsty, coming of age duet for $0.99 for a limited time only!! 

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Ava Diaz needs saving.

She just doesn’t know it yet.

Just like she doesn’t know a thing about the boy she sits next to on the first day of senior year.

He thinks she’s a brat.

She thinks he’s entitled.

Maybe first impressions don’t always last…

Because Connor Ledger’s about to save her.

He just doesn’t know why.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jay McLean is an international best-selling author and full-time reader, writer of New Adult and Young Adult romance, and skilled procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her three little boys, investing way too much time on True Crime Documentaries and binge-watching reality TV.

She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.

Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in her dream home where music is loud and laughter is louder.

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Blog Tour: Vengeful Rotten Casualties by Lucy Smoke

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Blog Tour: Vengeful Rotten Casualties by Lucy Smoke
“I. Own. You. Mikayla Michaels. Body and soul.”

Vengeful Rotten Casualties, a gripping and explosive dark new-adult romance set in the Sick Boys world from USA Today bestselling author Lucy Smoke is available now!

I sold my soul to the devil only to turn around and slit his throat…

Thomas Kincaid took everything from me. My mother. My hopes. My innocence.

Now, it’s my turn.

He thought he was safe.

They all did.

They were wrong.

Men always think they can take without ever having to deal with the consequences.
Well, now I’m back, and I’m the last consequence they’ll ever see.

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A long, dark shadow shifts over me.
“I’ve wanted to do this for a real long time,” he says, hovering close. “So long…” His eyes dip to where he’d ripped my shirt and it now gapes open.
“Funny…” I hold the shard of glass even tighter. I leverage up, closer to him and his gaze snaps back to my face as I grin, feeling a new kind of cruelty invade my mind. “So have I,” I say.
And then I strike.
Blood sprays into my face and for a moment, I want to open my mouth. I want to let it rain down my throat. Like some Viking of old, I wanted to relish in my kill and walk out covered in what once kept this monster alive. But I don’t. Letting his foul blood fill me up in any way would contaminate me even more than I already am. This man has already taken too much from me. My willpower. My virginity. My very soul.
He can’t take this.
Not my vengeance.

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COVER REVEAL: HEARTACHE DUET BOX SET by Jay McLean

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HEARTACHE DUET BOX SET by Jay McLean releases on January 9th! We are so excited to share this gorgeous cover with you!!! 

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Ava Diaz needs saving.

She just doesn’t know it yet.

Just like she doesn’t know a thing about the boy she sits next to on the first day of senior year.

He thinks she’s a brat.

She thinks he’s entitled.

Maybe first impressions don’t always last…

Because Connor Ledger’s about to save her.

He just doesn’t know why.

Cover Designer:  

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Find more books by Jay McLean here: 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jay McLean is an international best-selling author and full-time reader, writer of New Adult and Young Adult romance, and skilled procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her three little boys, investing way too much time on True Crime Documentaries and binge-watching reality TV.

She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.

Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in her dream home where music is loud and laughter is louder.

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Release Blitz: Vengeful Rotten Casualties by Lucy Smoke

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I sold my soul to the devil only to turn around and slit his throat….

Vengeful Rotten Casualties, an all-new dark and intense new-adult romance in the Sick Boys Series from USA Today bestselling author Lucy Smoke is live now!

Thomas Kincaid took everything from me. My mother. My hopes. My innocence.

Now, it’s my turn.

He thought he was safe.

They all did.

They were wrong.

Men always think they can take without ever having to deal with the consequences.
Well, now I’m back, and I’m the last consequence they’ll ever see.

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Blog Tour: Dirty Crazy Bad Book 2 by Siobhan Davis

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Blog Tour: Dirty Crazy Bad Book 2 by Siobhan Davis
“Phenomenal. Book Hangover Overload.”
– Ivy Fox, USA Today bestselling author

Dirty Crazy Bad 2, the compelling conclusion to the dark and twisted reverse-harem Dirty Crazy Bad Duet from USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Siobhan Davis is available now!

In the secret society of The Luminaries, no sin will go unpunished…

The Greed & Gluttony Luminary has trapped us into executing his evil plans, and it seems we have little option but to agree. Carter has orchestrated Chad’s kidnapping, and he holds my mom’s life in his hands.

Then he drops a game-changer

We must play our parts—or at least look like we are—because the fate of our loved ones, and the world at large, depends upon it. There is no choice.

It’s a delicate balancing act, with many obstacles and no guarantee of success. Carter has spent years planning his takeover and knowing who to trust is impossible.

Teamwork is the only way we can defeat him. But that is challenging when relationships are fractured, the guys are sworn enemies, and loyalties have been pushed to their limits.

It’s up to me to make this work, so I will push my grief aside to be there for Ares, Jase, and Chad.

Rhett Carter cannot become Lord of the Luminaries and we’re the only ones that can stop him.

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ASHLEY

Jase stalls on the step above me as Mom and Ares continue to the upper level where Ares’s, Chad’s, and my bedrooms are. “What’s wrong?” he asks, turning to face me.
“You need to sleep down here,” I say, leaning against the banisters as I try not to let the crestfallen look on his face get to me.
“I don’t expect anything, Ash, but I want to stay with you. To make sure you’re okay.”
“I’ll be fine. I have already taken pain meds, and I’ll just set my alarm to wake me every few hours.”
He folds his arms across his broad chest as his emerald eyes peer into mine. “I know I hurt you and I need to make it up to you. I know it’s not as easy as me saying I’m sorry or that I was trying to protect you. But please don’t shut me out. You are injured, and someone should stay with you.”
“I’ll stay with her.” Ares’s gruff voice echoes from above.
I look up, spotting him hanging back on the top step.
I expect Jase to argue. There is little love lost between those two. But he surprises me.
He fixes his gaze on Ares. “Make sure you wake her every four hours. And come get me if there are any issues during the night.”
Ares equally surprises me when he nods agreeably.
Jase pulls me into a tender hug. Pressing his warm lips to my ear, he whispers, “I love you, Temptress. Whatever you need, I will give you.”
Tears stab my eyes at his words. I know what this must be costing him. “I love you too,” I whisper, stretching up to kiss his cheek. “But that doesn’t magically solve all our issues.”
“I know.” The look of adoration on his face as he tucks stray strands of pink hair behind my ears is almost enough to change my mind. “We need to talk about a lot of things.”
I bob my head as I extract myself from his embrace and move around him. “Yeah, we do. Night, Jase. Sleep well.”
“Night, baby.”

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New Year. New Reading Challenge.

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New Year. New Reading Challenge.

It’s that time of year again! As you know, there is nothing more that I love than challenging myself when it comes to the books I read. Whether it’s a new author, series, a genre that takes me out of my comfort zone or being able to tackle some books that have been on my tbr for far too long; I live for a good reading challenge. In the past few years, I stepped up my game not only with the books that I read but also by attempting to clear out that never-ending to-read list. As always, my challenges have been hard, but a ton of fun at the same time.

For 2023’s Reading Challenge, I really wanted to once again challenge myself and kick my never-ending to-read list’s butt!! And I am more than ready for the challenge……

Re-Read a favorite book
A book by an author new to me
A Contemporary Romance
A New Adult Read
A Biker Novel
A Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
A Sports Romance
A Romantic Comedy
A book chosen for its cover
An Accidental Pregnancy Romance
An Older Brother’s Best Friend Romance
A Holiday Romance (any holiday)
A Forbidden Romance
A Billionaire Romance
A Jilted Bride Romance
A Workplace Romance
A Fake Relationship
A Marriage of Convenience
My Favorite troupe
A book with a red cover
A Book with a One-Word Title
A Book with a pink cover
A Book with an illustrated cover
A book set in a different country from where I currently live.
10 books on my TBR
6 New Releases
A Rock Star Romance
A Book picked by a friend
A Dark/Taboo Romance
A Historical Romance
A Reverse Harem Romance
An Enemies to Lovers Romance
A book that will make you Ugly Cry
A book with an Age Gap
A book with Friends to Lovers
A book with a Blue cover
A Book with a White Cover
A Book with no people on the cover
A Book that will be made/has been made into a movie/tv show
A Diversified Read
A Romantic Suspense
A Book with a black cover
A book, where the main character is/, was in the military
A Small-Town Romance
A First Responder (Police Officer/Firefighter/EMT)
A Second Chance Romance
A Dystopian/Science Fiction Romance
A Grumpy/Sunshine Romance
A book with a yellow cover
2 Books that’s been on my tbr for 3 years or more
A Book with a Purple Cover
A Book by my favorite author
A Royal Romance
A book with a Cowboy on the cover
A YA Book
An Insta-Love Romance
An Opposites Attract Romance
A Forced Proximity Romance
A Romance With A Bearded Man On Cover
A Fighter/MMA Book Romance
A Bad Boy Romance
A Bully Romance Romance
A Mafia Romance
A Gothic Romance
A Stand-alone Novel
Finish A Series I Started
2 Novellas
3 Duets
1 Box Set

5 Books I Already Own Per Month

Year In Review: My Top Reads of 2022!

Year In Review: My Top Reads of 2022!

2022 has been another crazy and stressful year that has thankfully left us with a lot of good reads and hope for 2023. Despite all of the challenges 2022 brought us, it has been one heck of a year for amazing reads. This year, I read over 362 books, discovered lots of “new to me” authors, and trying to narrow that list down was tough. I have just read so many amazing, life-changing, blow-me-away, knock-my-socks-off books. Amazingly enough, this year, I was able to keep my list at 14. These 14 books have given me all the feels. They’ve made me laugh, cry, swoon, and taken me on some of the best journeys.

I hope you enjoy my top 14 and the quotes I’ve pulled….

Juniper Hill by Devney Perry

“That was the problem with that line. Every time he was around, I wanted to cross it.”

Wright Rival by K.A. Linde

“I want all of your dates. Every single one of them.”

Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover

“People say you fall in love, but fall is such a sad word when you think about it. Falls are never good. You fall on the ground, you fall behind, you fall to your death. Whoever was the first person to say they fell in love must have already fallen out of it. Otherwise, they’d have called it something much better.”

Broken Crown by Rachel Van Dyken

“I’ll always love you, the best way I can, sometimes that means from a distance.”

Darling Venom by Parker S. Huntington

“She was broken. I was destroyed. This had disaster written all over it.”

Floored Karla Sorenson

“Don’t be so consumed with what you’re missing that you stop paying attention to what’s in front of you.”

Force by Cassandra Robbins

 “I’m going to take you to the edge it’s up to you if you see God!” 

Say It’s Forever by A.L. Jackson

“Sometimes the scariest journeys are the ones where the lost finally find the right path to lead them home.”

Second to None by K.A. Linde

“He wanted to be around me as much as I wanted to be around him. No matter the time or distance between us, the want was always there. It had always been there. And being around him again in this city made me want him more than ever.”

In Chaos We Reign by Amo Jones

“You can’t put time on a bond that burns endlessly.”

The Highland Fling by Meghan Quinn

“You know, sometimes I think we get caught up in the idea that our jobs make or break us as humans, when that’s not the case at all. A job is a means to make money and provide for yourself. I think it’s the relationships we cultivate, the energy we put out into the world, that define us. You could be a billionaire with all the riches in the world, but that wouldn’t mean your life was truly rich.”

Mad Love by Hannah McBride

“This man was everything I’d ever wanted, and a lot I hadn’t dared hope for.”

Untying the Knot by Meghan Quinn

“Your heartbeat is the cadence of my life, and without it in my palm, I’m an aimless wanderer.”

Maestro by Auden Dar

“Our love is like the stars we used to admire at night in Tanglewood. Even when they’re hidden, they’re still bright and constant.”