Thursday, March 28, 2024

COVER REVEAL - My Dearest Mackenzie by Rachel Blaufeld

Title: My Dearest Mackenzie
Author: Rachel Blaufeld
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Second Chance/Middle-Aged Romance
Cover Design: Sarah, Okay Creations
Release Date: April 25, 2024


Frankie Burns, brash and bold on the outside, divorced and scarred on the inside, is determined to figure out what really happened with her Paps and his long-lost love, Rosie. Understanding why the duo didn’t find their happily-ever-after is her biggest mission. With every inch of her five-foot-two frame, she’s determined to discover why they were separated and forced to live a life without one another, convinced it will fix her own unhappiness.

Mackenzie Miller, handsome, rich, and one of New York’s most eligible bachelors, keeps everyone at an arm’s length and believes the only barometer to happiness is how wealthy and powerful he becomes. Shoving back his grandmother Milly’s wishes for him to find an everlasting love, he is successful in every other area of life. Abandoned by his mother, fairy tales are not part of Mack’s world, but running his makeup and perfume empire is paramount.

That is…until a feisty blond woman blasts into his life and won’t accept no for an answer when it comes to looking for a connection between his beloved Milly and her beloved Paps.

He doesn’t understand the severity of her search.
She needs to know the story to fill a gap in her own life.

The twist neither of them expects is falling for one another in the process…




Rachel Blaufeld writes Second Chance at Love Stories. Some of her favorite categories are Middle-Aged, Romantic Suspense, New Adult, Coming-of-Age, and Sports Romance.

A recent poll of her readers described her as insightful, generous, articulate, and spunky. Originally a social worker, Rachel creates broken yet redeeming characters. She’s been known to turn up the angst like cranking up the heat in the dead of winter.

As a side note, Blaufeld, also a long-time blogger and an advocate of woman-run anything, is fearless about sharing her opinion. To her, work/life/family balance is an urban legend, but she does her best.

Rachel has also blogged for The Huffington Post, Modern Mom, and USA TODAY, where she shared conversations at “In Bed with a Romance Author” and reading recommendations at “Happily Ever After.”

Rachel lives around the corner from her childhood home in Pennsylvania with her family and two beagles. Her obsessions include running, coffee, basketball, icing-filled doughnuts, antiheroes, and mighty fine epilogues.

RELEASE BOOST - Wanting the Player by Heather Young-Nichols

Title: Wanting the Player
Series: Rules of the Game #2
Author: Heather Young-Nichols
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Tropes: Sworn Off Relationships/Afraid to Commit
Release Date: March 25, 2024


Vowing to never sleep with a baseball player might’ve been a curse upon myself.

Given that I suck at relationships, I’m perfectly happy to never be in one again. Men can’t be trusted. Or maybe it’s my heart that can’t be trusted. I don’t know. Either way, especially after the epic fail of a hook up last year with a baseball player that won’t leave me alone, baseball players are no longer an option.

Then Urban Briggs tells me, a stranger, that he’s going to make sure his teammate leaves me alone. Great. I could use the help. Except that player doesn’t leave me alone, and Urban ends up volunteering at the summer camp I’m working at. Of course, he does. His family’s charity runs the camp. Now, I can’t avoid him, and he’s too hard to ignore.

At first, Urban is fine with our arrangement. After all, he’s leaving as soon as the season ends if he has his way. He doesn’t want to leave behind any attachments, either. Sounds perfect, right? Wrong. Can I risk my heart one last time, or am I going to let the best thing in my life walk away?

Wanting the Player is book two in the Rules of the Game series and features a broody baseball player and a woman who isn’t supposed to fall in love who happens to work at his family’s summer camp, where he’s volunteering a little of his time, a standoffish heroine, lots of steam, and it wasn’t supposed to be you vibes.

Free in Kindle Unlimited


Free in Kindle Unlimited

Heather Young-Nichols is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romances. She writes swoony heroes and snarky heroines with a heap of romance.

When she's not writing, she's binging a show with her kids, watching baseball, or snuggling with her cuddly animals.


RELEASE BLITZ - Easier Said Than Done by Marie James

Title: Easier Said Than Done
A Lindell Series Standalone
Author: Marie James
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Small Town/Baby Pact
Best Friends to Lovers/Broken Hero
Release Date: March 28, 2024

If you can’t ask your best friend to get you pregnant then who can you ask?

Adalynn Tate made a promise to her childhood friend.
They vowed that they’d do everything together, including marrying their junior high crush and having all their babies at the same time.
Her friend has succeeded. She got the guy, and the first bun is in the oven.
Now it’s Adalynn’s turn to make her own dreams a reality.
When Adalynn’s best guy friend comes over, he sees the pamphlets for her to have a baby on her own.
Cash does what any best friend would do – offers his free, platonic services instead of extra medical bills.
He doesn’t know Adalynn has had a crush on him since junior high, something she’s done her best to lock down deep as not to threaten their friendship.
Adalynn knows in this world you don’t get to have it all: the baby, the man, the fairytale.
But Cash has other plans for her.

Free in Kindle Unlimited


Free in Kindle Unlimited

(US only)


Releasing June 6

Marie James is a full-time author, mother of two boys, and wife of 18+ years. Dog Mom to four great danes: Maximus, Sassy, Kiki, and Hagrid.

She has spent almost my entire lifetime living in central Texas, with only short stays in South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida. She is currently residing in a sleepy little town in East Tennessee.

Writing is her passion, and she absolutely loves being able to sit down and put all of her thoughts and emotions into her stories.

She loves dogs, coffee, making handmade cards, and reading steamy romance novels!

RELEASE BLITZ - Gunner by Elyse Kelly

Title: Gunner
Series: Satan's Disciples 
Motorcycle Club #3
Author: Elyse Kelly
Genre: Contemporary Romance Novella
Tropes: Second Chance/Friends to Lovers
Single Parent/Small Town
Release Date: March 28, 2024

I didn’t expect to see him again. Now I need him to save my son…

When I left Carnage, Nevada, I said I’d never come back. That was ten years ago when the boy I thought I’d marry destroyed my heart.

Yet, I found my way home, returning to the life I left behind. And back in the arms of James Black… The man I never stopped loving.

But he’s no longer the beautiful boy who promised to love me forever. He’s Gunner now, one of the most dangerous bikers of Satan’s Disciples MC.

And he’s just who I need when trouble comes knocking for me and my son.

GUNNER is book 3 in the SATAN'S DISCIPLES MC SERIES. This is a second-chance, friends-to-lovers, single-parent, MC romance packed with fast action and lots of spice! Get ready to swoon over this sexy, protective biker when he'll stop at nothing to keep a single mom and her little boy safe.

Faithful. Loyal. Ruthless.
The men of SATAN’S DISCIPLES MOTORCYCLE CLUB live a dangerous lifestyle with deadly consequences. And that’s just the way these possessive alphas like it. Get ready for a long, hard ride with the bad boys of Carnage, Nevada, in these sexy, sinful HEAs that are guaranteed to leave you satisfied and breathless.

Free in Kindle Unlimited


Free in Kindle Unlimited

Free in Kindle Unlimited


Releasing May 24


I’m just a true southern girl, reading and writing books, asking you to love me! My books are extra steamy, contemporary romances, all with HEAs and no cliffhangers! They’re short, smutty, and tastefully trashy.

If you love over-protective, sexy, alpha book boyfriends who make you swoon and reach for your favorite… bookmark, then you’ve come to the right place.

When I’m not writing books or doing bookish things, I’m probably listening to music, designing smutty stickers, adding to my spectacular band t-shirt collection, or learning how to do something new like arm-knitting because I’m neurodivergent AF! And yes, I really do know how to knit with my arms.


RELEASE BLITZ - Sole Survivor by Candice Wright

Title: Sole Survivor
Author: Candice Wright
Genre: Dark Romance
Tropes: Serial Killer/Stalker Vibes
Release Date: March 28, 2024

There’s a murderer on the loose.

One who kills without hesitation and remorse.

When Rue Anderson, the killer’s tenth victim, is found in a shallow grave at a children’s park, it sends shockwaves through the local community and sparks a media frenzy.

But there is a difference between Rue and the nine victims that came before her.

Rue survived.

Left with a scar on her soul and her memory in tatters,

Rue finds herself drawn to Valen Ward, the dark and enigmatic man who reminds her there is more to life than just existing.

But Rue’s future is as uncertain as her past.

And though Valen holds her close, he might also be the reason Rue’s world was torn apart.

Every secret has the power to break her, but nothing proves to be more fatal than the truth.

Not when she’s the sole survivor.

And he’s the prime suspect.

Free in Kindle Unlimited


Candice Wright is the international bestselling author of the Underestimated Series. Hailing from the UK, Candice lives with her three slightly unhinged children and the long-suffering partner. When she isn’t busy raising the next generation of crazy, you can find her sitting at the computer writing words she hopes will resonate or snuggled up reading stories by the authors that cultivated her love of the written word.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Waiting On Wednesday!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by  
Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Gosh this cover is stunning! I'm so excited for this one to come out. 
Serpents of Sky and Flame 
by Rebecca F. Kenney 
Expected Pub April 13th 2024 


Dragon captures maiden. Maiden makes dragon's life absolute hell...

At the end of a terrible war, a sorcerer casts a curse that destroys every female in the entire race of dragons. In retaliation, Kyreagan, the dragon prince, leads a raid on the sorcerer's kingdom, during which the male dragons snatch human women and carry them off to the dragons' domain.

When Princess Serylla is captured by the Prince of Dragons and taken to his cave, she is furious, terrified, and determined to make his existence so miserable he'll either have to kill her or let her go.

Kyreagan's frustration with his pretty captive is compounded by the fact that his plan--to turn all the human women into female dragons--isn't working. The enchantress he kidnapped isn't powerful enough to work that spell; the most she can do is give the male dragons the ability to shift into human form for a number of hours each day.

As Serylla and the other captured women scheme for their freedom, the dragons struggle to cope with the strangeness of having human bodies for the first time. Neither side realizes that a much greater enemy is watching, waiting to destroy them all.

This spicy, adult fantasy romance is perfect for fans of Rebecca Yarros, Carissa Broadbent, LJ Andrews, and Katee Robert. Contains intense themes. Reading guidance can be found at the beginning of the book or on the author's website.

What's an upcoming release your excited about? 

Monday, March 25, 2024

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?


 Hosted by The Book Date 

New week new stack of books. I'm a huge mood reader so I'm kind of all over for reading but it keeps me from being burned out. 

A bunch but I need to write reviews and I'm determined to catch up on reviews as I've gotten so behind on them. I feel like I've hit a overwhelmed slump which is why I needed to refocus. Do you ever feel a little overwhelmed? 

Finished Last Week 

I had a decent week with a nice stack. I need to make a list so I'll be sure to share later after I make my list. 

New Week with all new books on my TBR list. In the last few weeks I've started to get overwhelmed so I'm taking more of a casual selection. 

I’m currently reading Grave-Reaping Guardian which released today. Be sure to grab your copy

I’m currently listening to Missing Clarissa by Ripley Jones my first book by the author and I’m hooked 

Grab your copy

Rest of the week:

I’m reading for my scavenger hunt this week 

Splashing Through the Snow by Zoe Chant

Road Trip with the Billionaire by Harmony Knight

A Vexing Valentine by T.B. Wiese

Dinosaurs, Disasters & Albert Einswine by Sedona Ashe

I've got a few more on my list if I can finish off this stack. 

What are you reading this week?