Monday, April 29, 2019

Release Blitz - Riders on the Storm by Robin Hill

Title: Riders on the Storm
Series: Waiting for the Sun, Part Two
Author: Robin Hill
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2019 Cover Design: Robin Harper Wicked by Design
Dear Francesca,
I’m writing to let you know I’m going to do as you asked. I’m going to leave you alone and hope that one day you’ll come back to me.
But I can’t sit in this house another minute. The absence of you is stifling. So I’m leaving for the island. Indefinitely.
I’m sorry, Francesca. I’m so very sorry. Please try to forgive me. And if you ever change your mind, I’ll be waiting.
I love you, Darian 
Riders on the Storm is the angsty, emotional conclusion to the Waiting for the Sun Duet. IT IS NOT A STANDALONE and should be read after Waiting for the Sun. Due to mature content, both installments are recommended for readers 18 and up.

I’ve been anticipating ROTS for quite awhile. Frankie and Darian have been in my thoughts ever since I finished book 1 - Waiting For The Sun. That’s a testament to the author and her excellent writing and storytelling. Riders on the Storm is pretty damn amazing. Robin Hill’s debut is fantastic and with this, her second book, she cements herself as an author to be reckoned with. Her writing and prose speaks to me. It truly is exquisitely told. The characters became people to me. People I was invested in and cared about. Frankie, Darian, Jane and Drew to name a few captured my heart.

The story of Frankie and Darian is the tale of falling in love and second chances. To embrace that second chance, accept and let go of the past. Frankie and Darian are two incredible characters, equally vulnerable and trying to make this very new relationship work but it’s not easy when both keep holding back and are not communicating properly. I enjoyed them navigating through their new relationship especially seeing it from Frankie’s POV. Everything is new, foreign and overwhelming and the only thing that she’s certain of is her love for Darian. He has his job and a whole different world compared to Frankie’s but they want to make it work. Their chemistry and connection is poignant and captures the early stages of love and a relationship beautifully. It’s not all bliss and they make mistakes. It’s a strong story of being human and going through life with all that encompasses.

There’s no question that I’m crazy about Frankie and Darian but the secondary characters are pretty remarkable too. Frankie’s BFF Jane. She’s one hell of character. I love that woman.  She’s not just Frankie’s BFF. She’s her family. She and her son Jacob is. Some of Frankie and Jane’s scenes hit me so hard. Their history and love. Phew... unconditional no matter what. 
Darian’s BFF Drew was terrific too. Through ten years of pain and grief Drew stuck by Darian. Never giving up. Gloria and Evelyn. The two older and wiser ladies with so much poise and heart.

Riders on the Storm leaves me feeling so content and happy. This shining story is unforgettable all thanks to Robin Hill and her impeccable writing and storytelling. With her plot and characters she’s created a Duet that I truly will treasure and read again.
I’m ready for what comes next. This author delivers the goods.

5 We Are A Family Stars

​​​​​​Robin Hill spends 75% of her day writing, 30% reading, and a good 25% hanging out with her husband whilst simultaneously stalking random people online. She’s terrible at math. She loves wine. Coincidence? Maybe.
She also loves to cook, eat cheeseburgers, listen to The Doors, and watch Jeopardy. She hates flying and blue cheese, and she's not too keen on treadmills. She believes in aliens but not ghosts. And she dream casts Josh Duhamel in every book she reads.
Robin hides out at her Texas Hill Country compound with her husband and their little poodle princess, Alice Malice.

Release Blitz - Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen

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Pretty Reckless, an all-new standalone high school, bully romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is available now!

We were supposed to be best friends
But turned out to be worst enemies…
They say revenge is a dish best served cold.
I’d had four years to stew on what Daria Followhill did to me, and now my heart is completely iced.
I took her first kiss.
She took the only thing I loved.
I was poor.
She was rich.
The good thing about circumstances? They can change. Fast.
Now, I’m her parents’ latest shiny project.
Her housemate. Her tormentor. The captain of the rival football team she hates so much.
Yeah, baby girl, say it—I’m your foster brother.
There’s a price to pay for ruining the only good thing in my life, and she’s about to shell out some serious tears.
Daria Followhill thinks she is THE queen. I’m about to prove to her that she’s nothing but a spoiled princess.
Everyone loves a good-old, unapologetic punk.
But being a bitch? Oh, you get slammed for every snarky comment, cynical eye roll, and foot you put in your adversaries’ way.
The thing about stiletto heels is that they make a hell of a dent when you walk all over the people who try to hurt you.
In Penn Scully’s case, I pierced his heart until he bled out, then left it in a trash can on a bright summer day.
Four years ago, he asked me to save all of my firsts for him.
Now he lives across the hall, and there’s nothing I want more than to be his last everything.
His parting words when he gave me his heart were that nothing in this world is free.
Now? Now he is making me pay.
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About LJ Shen:
L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.
Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets people's’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.
She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Release Blitz - Sin & Discipline by Lily White

Title: Sin & Discipline
Author: Lily White
Genre: Taboo Romance
Release Date: April 24, 2019
Lennon Carter first saw my face with his hand around my throat.
Shock widened his eyes, starbursts of anger for what I'd done. That moment should have been the last of us; our beginning and end. Fate, it seems, had other plans.
A dedicated musician, Lennon would become my mentor, my shadow, my protector and nightmare.
We were two discordant notes that somehow blended with perfect harmony.
Challenged to become a pianist as talented as him, I became Lennon's SIN, while he became my DISCIPLINE.
Sin & Discipline is my first book I’ve read from Lily White and it won’t be my last. It was a fabulous erotic romance with the forbidden teacher/student as its topic and it was executed brilliantly. Lennon is a gifted musician. He especially knows how to work the piano. In the bedroom department he’s a dominant who likes it his way. Amelia is eighteen and has a gift as well. She excels playing the piano like no one else. They immediately share a mutual attraction and connection thanks to their love of music and their troubled past. 

As rough as Lennon seems to appear thanks to his sexual needs he’s a man who has a passion for music and for satisfying his needs. Amelia meets those needs. She needs an escape from her life and Lennon is the perfect kind. She can breathe and let go of her troubles around him as can he cause he’s fighting his own.
Amelia starts off as a very inexperienced eighteen year old but Lennon slowly strips those layers off of her and shows/teaches her what pleasure can feel like. No matter how rough it gets there’s pleasure. Their chemistry is sizzling. They both learn and discover a lot about themselves while being in this sexual relationship and while Lennon is her teacher at school.

Under each chapter there’s a few sentences and they have relevance to the story. I was very intrigued how it all fitted together. It was a terrific thing to add and the revelation was surprise and heartbreak. Well done on that twist. The epilogue was spot on leaving me content and very excited to read from this new to me author thanks to this cracking story.

4 Say Please Stars

“Who are you, Amelia Dillon?”
Confusion flooded me. “What?”
It bothered me how my question came out more as a startled squeak than a word.
He grinned, just the corner of his lips curling with lazy satisfaction. Reaching out with his free hand, he trapped my chin between his fingers, holding my gaze to his without concern that I hadn’t invited the touch. Electricity sparked where his skin met mine, my head dizzy, my breath as uneven as my heartbeat.
“Who are you?”
My heart was in my throat, beating staccato so hard that I swore I was a few seconds from passing out. “I don’t-“
The gentle tone of his voice was at odds with his question. “Are you the shitty little thief hiding in a hoodie and baggy jeans? Or are you a musician who demands respect based on her talent and discipline?”
He was enjoying this moment far too much, the truth of his amusement written in the line of his lips, the sleepy look in his blue eyes. It only frightened me more.
“I’m a musician,” I whispered.
Mr. Carter leaned forward and I panicked, my eyes locked to his lips. He shouldn’t have been this close to me. There had to be rules against this. He didn’t seem to care.
I wasn’t a girl to be pushed around or controlled. Yet, in his presence, I stilled in place, unable to find the willpower to fight or move away.
Breath hot against my cheek, he whispered, “I don’t think you are. I think a musician would know better than to risk her hands acting like a stupid hoodrat that robs people. I think a musician knows better than to question the man who will be judging her performance. I think-“
My lips parted on a tremulous breath.
“-you didn’t believe me when I warned you I would spank your ass red if I ever caught you doing something so stupid again.”
There was no question about it; I was three seconds away from passing out.
He knew it and I knew it, his blue eyes locked to mine when he warned, “You should know that threat extends to you questioning me in class as well.”
Lily White is a romance writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series, Target This, Wishing Well, and Asylum. In addition to dark romance Lily writes contemporary romance, taboo romance, and psychological thrillers. Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.