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Billion Dollar Urge by Jackson Kane Release Blitz + Review

 


Billion Dollar Urge by Jackson Kane

Genre: A Billionaire Romance
Publication Date: August 29, 2017

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Myles
I’ve broken every rule except the three I live by-
Never kiss on the mouth.
Never spend the night.
And NEVER…
Well a playboy never tells.
If she’s not careful it won’t just be those rules, and her bed I break.
I’ll break her heart too.
All she was ever supposed to be was a hook up. To keep Nicole now I’ll have to risk my family’s billion dollar company and a prison sentence.
The game is out of control.
But I will make her mine.

Nicole
All I ever wanted was to be the first in my family to graduate college. And to pay my New York rent.
When my one night stand turns out to be the sex-crazed, Billionaire Myles Quill I’m suddenly invited to the world’s most exclusive party.
The catch?
I have to go as his fiance.
Five thousand dollars and absolutely no sex. At least I wont have to worry about rent for a while.
It’s just one more night. That’s not so tough, right? I just won’t think about how his ice cold blue eyes make my body shiver, and his flaming tongue makes my blood boil.
It’s going to be a long, hard night.
If we survive the night and the surprise pregnancy test doesn’t destroy us, a dark secret from my past definitely will… 

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Review : Seriously Messed Up by Luke Young


Seriously Messed Up  by Luke Young

Genre: Romantic comedy
Publication Date: March 14, 2017


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Eli Stevens has everything going for him. Married and successful, he’s moving in the right direction, when suddenly his world shifts on its axis and he desperately needs to escape… After saving a pop star’s life, he’s given every man’s fantasy as a thank you–a beach house and two incredibly hot women.

Needing a getaway of her own, jaded and newly divorced, Anne Martin takes off to her Tampa beach house. Hoping to relax and heal the wounds left by her cheating ex-husband, she’s looking forward to peace and serenity away from men.

Or so she thinks…

But just as Eli’s threesome fantasy nearly comes to fruition, he meets Anne– an unexpected surprise, and that’s when things get SERIOUSLY MESSED UP.

This is a full-length STANDALONE sexy romantic comedy with an HEA and NO CLIFFHANGER.

Bonus Content – Get two complete books in my Friends with Benefits Series in this special edition of my new release!

 

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The Wild by K. Webster DOUBLE review


The Wild by K. Webster

Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Taboo
Publication Date: August 7, 2017


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I brought them to the wilderness because we couldn’t cope with our reality.
The plan was to make a new life that didn’t include heartache.
No people. No technology. No interference.
Just us.
A chance to piece together what was broken.
But the wilderness is untamed and harsh.
Brutal and unforgiving.
It doesn’t give a damn about your feelings.
Tragedy lives there too.
No escaping the truths that won’t let you go.
All you can do is survive where love, no matter how beastly, is the only thing you can truly count on.
 Confusing. Wrong. Twisted. Beautiful. Sick.
 Love is wild.
And we’re going to set it free.
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The Wild is an extremely taboo story. Most will find that the themes in this book will make you incredibly uncomfortable. This book is only for the brave, the open-minded, and the ones who crave love in even the most dismal of situations. Extreme sexual themes and violence in certain scenes, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. If you are sensitive to heavy taboo themes, then this story is not for you.

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The Darker the Night by JP Barry Release Blitz


The Darker the Night by JP Barry

Series: The Nearer the Dawn, Book Two
Genre
: Paranormal
Publication Date: August 1, 2017

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Hell hath no fury, like a demon scorned
After narrowly surviving a war between the Angels and Demons on Earth, Lost Soul, Chase James and Mortal Angel, Nina Luther must come to terms with their divine fates.  The problem?  Which strength will emerge from Chase’s soul?  Angelic or Demonic?  When confusion and fear collide within Chase and Nina’s worlds, will they survive as one, or fall from grace?

 

 

 

 

 


 


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JP Barry

JP Barry is the award winning, breakout author of The Nearer the Dawn Saga and The Cain Trilogy.  Her piece, “One Moment,” was featured in the critically acclaimed anthology, This Beautiful Escape Volume One.

 


Review : Malefica by Katie H. Weill


Malefica  by Katie H. Weill

Series: Veneficus, The Beginning 
Genre
: Urban Fantasy
Publication Date: June 27, 2017


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Claudia Matthews turns 18 tomorrow – as long as she can make it through the first day of classes at Oakley High School. It’s more than her inherent strangeness that keeps her from fitting in. Her ill-tempered service dog, Luca, isn’t winning her friends and her class schedule is even less welcoming, dropping her into the government- mandated, “The History of Witches.” They are real; she’s been told. They are powerful, and evil – yet Claudia wants to know if that’s actually a universal truth. Are all witches really that bad? When a mysterious gift appears, dark secrets are cast into the light, and the world as she knows it may change forever. Now armed with questions, Claudia will need to figure out if it’s truly worth finding the truth when textbooks don’t hold all the answers. Drawn into a world of hidden covens and regulated magic, she may learn more than she bargained for. Now Claudia has to fight the lure of power and a temptation much more passionate…or lose herself to both. The truth could set her free… or damn her forever.

 

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So, you want to be a book blogger …..

 

If you’re anything like us once you have finished a book that has left you with one heck of a major book hangover, you want to climb the tallest mountain and shout “OMG YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!!”  Ok, maybe NOT climb the tallest mountain, more like drive to your local book store, tell a few strangers about the “must read” book that they need to buy or bore your non bookaholic friends into submission and tell them all about the incredible book you have just finished and once you’re done with that…… you tweet and Facebook the heck out of it and post your review on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Goodreads.

For us, we wanted to do more and take our reviews beyond those three main sites (Twitter, FB and Goodreads), we wanted to create a place where we could promote our love for books, give a shout out to talented authors and give other Bookaholic’s heads up on books that we have just read.

One of the most common questions that we hear from other bookaholics is, “How do I start reviewing books for authors?” and we rattle off a list of must haves:

You must have an insane love for books

Have a blog (or page on your blog)  dedicated to book reviews

Have time to read as well as time to post a review

You must love books (I know I said that already)

NetGalley and Blogging for Books  are just two sites (among many) that allow bloggers the chance to read and review books before they are published by approving an ARC (Authors Review Copy) and in return……you must write a review.

If you get denied an ARC don’t take it personally

Honestly, the first time I received an email that my request for an ARC was denied I took it personally.  It seriously bummed me out so I spent the few days (and weeks) tweaking my blog. After awhile, I soon learned that there are several reasons why a request for an ARC could be denied. I soon found out that many authors or publishing companies only have a limited amount of copies to give so once they are gone there gone or your blog may not be up to par.

 There are only two reasons I’ve ever denied a blogger an ARC. This first is rare. If I suspect some sort of indiscretion, like suspicion that the person feeds piracy sites, makes copies to give to their friends for free, or hordes books that they never review, I’ll say no. Authors are a tight knit community, so if something like that happens it gets around fast. The second reason is if I believe the book is a poor fit for the blogger. For example, if a blogger reviews mostly contemporary romance and their last several fantasy reviews were unfavorable, I’m probably not going to send them my fantasy book. ~ Author Genevieve Jack

More times than none, you will get approved for an ARC  but word of warning,  don’t take on more than you can chew….or in this case, read.  I learned this the hard way….when I first joined NetGalley and saw all the books that were available I was in book heaven but it did become overwhelming…..soon I had 8 books on my shelf that needed to be read by a certain day…..and I found myself stretched beyond my limit, with work … family … and my desire to escape in all 8 books until they were completed was a bit tough, but I got it done.

 Honesty is the best policy

Nine times out of ten you will love the book you have chosen to read or been asked to review, but then there are those rare occasions that you will be left disappointed because either you couldn’t get into the story, the plot was scattered or it was just not your cup of tea…..so then what?

You’re expected to write a review for the author or publishing company, you gave your word…… but you’re stuck. Honestly, I struggle with having to tell an author that I just couldn’t finish their book or I just didn’t enjoy it.  I don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings ….. heck,  it takes a lot to put out a book.

We have read some ruthless reviews, hurtful and unnecessary statements to the author about their book. Creative criticism is key but it doesn’t need to be filled with vile statements. So when we review a book that we couldn’t quite get into we focus on the good points,  we keep it professional and send a brief review.

Readers aren’t going to enjoy every book that’s published. However, if a review is less than favorable, I personally don’t like it brought to my attention in any capacity. I had someone on my first blog tour way back when dislike my debut novella. She was gracious enough not to post the review until the end of my tour. As much as I was disappointed she didn’t enjoy the novella, it meant a great deal that she delayed the posting if only for a few days until my tour had finished. Life’s too short to surround myself with negativity.  ~ Author Cecy Robson

You sign up, you show up

One of the best ways to promote a book that you have just read or one of your favorite authors is to take part in  upcoming blog book tours, cover reveals, book promos or release parties that the author may be holding. This is also a way for you to establish yourself and your blog within the author community.

“What if my laptop breaks, I get sick or I have a family emergency ?”

Sure life happens and you are unable to take part in the tour on the day you signed up for. If you can, email the author or tour promoter. Believe me, they will understand…… they will not hold it against you.

Authors love bloggers who are genuinely excited about their work. Most of the time, they will never turn away someone who wants to be involved. 

What you shouldn’t do is sign up and forget about it or promote another book for the same day that you had originally signed up for with  author “A”. It doesn’t look good. I think I take it more personally then the author…..it’s the authors’ day or week to show off his/her work and they have counted on you to help.

What if I didn’t finish the book and can’t meet my deadline?”

That’s easy. Contact the author or tour promoter. Ask if you can just post a promo or share an excerpt of the book and  then post your  review at a later time. It’s that simple.

Be organized

My side of the closet may be a hot mess (ok it’s not that bad) but when it comes to my books, reviews and upcoming book tour events, I’m organized.

I make sure I never double book a review/cover reveal post.

When I start reading a book I have a notebook right beside me to keep track of characters, events, unexpected character deaths, plot twists, excerpts and my thoughts while reading it. I do this because once I finish the book, a couple of days may go by before I can get to the review or I know that in a month or two the big release for the book is coming out and being knowledgeable of the book helps.

Keep your blog organized as well. It’s always a good thing to preview your post before it goes out for all to see. Ask yourself these questions:

Does my page take forever to load? (Does it remind you of the day of dial up internet) if so, then your files are too large or you just have way too much on your page. When I come to a page like this, I don’t even bother to wait.

Is it too cluttered? Too much “stuff” takes away from what your overall goal is….which is to give the book that you just read the attention it deserves.

Again, PREVIEW YOUR POST. Do a quick spell check, sure no one is perfect but it only takes a minute.  Remember the author and publishing company may read your review.

Trust me ….. being organized is the key.

Join a street team

No, I’m not talking about a gang ….. A “street team” is  normally started by the author…. it’s a place where fans of the author  can gather and gab about the recent book or upcoming book releases. It’s a bit more personal than the authors actual Facebook page.

Give credit where credit is due

Link the book that you are reviewing to the authors home page and include a link to their social media sites.

It also helps if you state where someone can purchase the book with links to Amazon and Barnes and Noble attached.

I also like to  include an “About the Author” section to my book review post, it helps the reader identify with the author just a tad bit more.

One last piece of advice …..

Have fun with it

The Possibility of Perfect (Stand by Me #4) by Brinda Berry Release Blitz


The Possibility of Perfect by Brinda Berry

Series: Stand by Me #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Photo: Sara Eirew Photography
Cover design: Najla Qamber Designs
Publication Date: July 11, 2017

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One hot night changed everything.

Even best friends can keep secrets from each other. Mine will ruin any chance of a future with her—Josie Jensen. She’s everything real and honest in the world. Books define her life and ice cream makes things better. If only she didn’t have a smoking-hot body to match her sexy brain. And she’s everything I’ve ever wanted.

After we cross the line from friends to lovers, I just want to do what’s right for her and our baby. But what if I can’t give her the perfect life she deserves?

There’s nine months between delusions and the truth.


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Brinda Berry lives in the southern US with her family, where she surfs (the internet) too much, writes too much, and laughs too much. She’s fond of a lot of things, including but not limited to Kings of Leon, peanut butter cookies, flip flops, and good friends. Oh…and books. Of course, books. 
She writes young adult fantasy and adult contemporary romance novels with strong females and swoonworthy males.
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New Release: Breaking Autumn by Jackson Kane


Breaking Autumn by Jackson Kane

Genre: A Bad Boy Stuntman Romance
Series: Bad Boy Stuntman #1
Publication Date: July 10, 2017

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I live, train, fight and f*ck hard. And if she wants to become a star she’s going to have to do everything I say.
I’m Hollywood’s best kept secret and I’ll do anything to keep it that way.
No one can know all the bad sh*t I did to become the world’s most dangerous stuntman.
All your favorite action heroes were trained by me, but I’m no hero. I’ve made a thousand mistakes in my life.
The biggest one was saving Autumn Moore.
Now, because of a viral video, I’m being blackmailed into doing the impossible. I have one month to take this geeky, starry-eyed YouTube celebrity, and make her a bad ass leading lady.
I expected her to fall apart when I got my hands on her.
What I never expected was her strength.
Her beautiful innocence threatens every lie I’ve told myself about happiness not being for me. When I’m with her, I can feel parts of my heart that I thought were numb.
But it doesn’t matter. The dark past I’ve been trying to outrun is about to show up on my doorstep.
When it does, it’ll destroy us both.
Breaking Autumn is a standalone, full-length romance with a HEA and NO cliffhangers or cheating. It’s a white-knuckled, screaming hot, sex-fueled thrill ride into the dangerous world of film and stunts and was written by a real life professional stuntman, American Ninja Warrior athlete and (as of this book) cover model!

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Breaking Autumn: A Bad Boy Stuntman Romance by Jackson Kane Release Blitz + Review

 


Breaking Autumn by Jackson Kane

Genre: A Bad Boy Stuntman Romance
Series: Bad Boy Stuntman #1
Publication Date: July 10, 2017

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I live, train, fight and f*ck hard. And if she wants to become a star she’s going to have to do everything I say.
I’m Hollywood’s best kept secret and I’ll do anything to keep it that way.
No one can know all the bad sh*t I did to become the world’s most dangerous stuntman.
All your favorite action heroes were trained by me, but I’m no hero. I’ve made a thousand mistakes in my life.
The biggest one was saving Autumn Moore.
Now, because of a viral video, I’m being blackmailed into doing the impossible. I have one month to take this geeky, starry-eyed YouTube celebrity, and make her a bad ass leading lady.
I expected her to fall apart when I got my hands on her.
What I never expected was her strength.
Her beautiful innocence threatens every lie I’ve told myself about happiness not being for me. When I’m with her, I can feel parts of my heart that I thought were numb.
But it doesn’t matter. The dark past I’ve been trying to outrun is about to show up on my doorstep.
When it does, it’ll destroy us both.
Breaking Autumn is a standalone, full-length romance with a HEA and NO cliffhangers or cheating. It’s a white-knuckled, screaming hot, sex-fueled thrill ride into the dangerous world of film and stunts and was written by a real life professional stuntman, American Ninja Warrior athlete and (as of this book) cover model!

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Straight up and Dirty by Stephanie Klein

Publication Date: June 12, 2007

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Jolene’s  Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

My thoughts :

Straight up and Dirty is a book that I’ve turned to year after year. It’s been my go to bowl of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream – the late night phone call to my girlfriends – the wine that chills me the fuck down when I think life couldn’t get any worse, the words on the pages have become that soft, cuddle blanket, the foot that kicks me in the ass and says, “Shit could be worse now get the fuck up and take a shower.” and no this isn’t one of those self help books claiming to reshape your life with cheesy affirmations, no this is real life. This is her life.

Straight up and Dirty has seen me through 1 ½ marriages and a couple douchebag boyfriends. I’m surprised that I’m not sitting next to Stephanie Klein somewhere in a cozy little joint in NYC sharing friendships gone bad, marriage and relationship war stories….because shit, we have plenty to get us through a few appetizers, the entrée, desert and a few after dinner drinks…..hell, we’d probably close the joint down.

I came across Stephanie years ago while surfing the internet when I was still foreign to the term  “blogger”, I was amazed at how raw one person could be. I truly admired her ability to just throw her life out for all of us to read. I was thankful.

I wasn’t alone.

Here she was displaying her life, her trials, her kick ass-grab the world by the balls moments and not giving two fucks what people thought. I loved it. That’s when I stared at the countless journals I had lying next to my bed with my life, my trials, my kick ass moments written on those pages and thought how therapeutic it would be to just put it all out there. Maybe my story, my deep dark moments could possibly help someone. That’s when I became a blogger and that’s when I picked up Straight up and Dirty.

Straight up and Dirty is a memoir, the story of a blogger, writer turned author. It’s a story about survival during a marriage that ended in betrayal, coping with a mother in law that could rival any villainess in a Disney flick, it’s about picking yourself up after divorce and rediscovering your self-worth while throwing yourself back into the sea of dating (again and again), it’s about still having hope after those small penis moments and knowing things could be worse. I mean, you could be Minetti, the small penis man that made it into a book.

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Minetti. His last name even sounds like it means” small penis” in Italian. You know he’s doing the best with what he’s got; you feel it in the stubble of his pubes. You’re certain he’s trimming to make it look bigger. He must know he’s little. But he doesn’t have a fancy car or fancy voice. He’s genuine, and it’s sad because you can’t move past it.   

Take it from me, this book is a must read. It’s my Pride & Prejudice, my go to book when I just need to feel ……less alone and it’s hilarious!

You don’t believe me well ……. read on :

“Klein’s sense of humor is downright wicked…In the end, Klein’s is a great, fun read.” — Publisher’s Weekly

“50 Must Summer Reads” — Entertainment Weekly

“beneath the wisecracking tales of solo supermarket shopping, phone therapy and Hamptons houseshares, the raw emotion about her divorce and nightmare mother-in-law rings true. Plus, any girl who can pen such gems as, ‘I wanted to verb his noun’, deserves respect.” –Marie Claire UK

“Stephanie Klein is so gut-wrenchingly honest that it’s embarrassingly entertaining to read her oh-so-real stories, even if you haven’t experienced what she’s gone through” — Jane Magazine

“Popular blogger Stephanie Klein’s raw account of divorce at age 29 is refreshingly honest and funny without delving into cheesy chic-lit territory. You’ll easily relate to Klein– even if you don’t have a ‘wasband’” — Marie Claire, 10 Best To Do

 


Stephanie Klein

A foodie who sometimes abuses hair care products, STEPHANIE KLEIN is an acclaimed writer and photographer with a cult-like following. Her work has been published internationally in the UK, Europe, India, Australia, Japan, China, and elsewhere, and her blog, Greek Tragedy, is visited by more than 400,000 readers a month. Klein’s photography is on permanent exhibit in New York’s Hotel Gansevoort. Her first memoir, Straight Up and Dirty, is currently in development as a half-hour comedy series. While she enjoys living in Austin, Texas, with her husband and twin son and daughter, she’ll always be a New Yorker.

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