The Promise by Melody Grace ~ Spotlight and Teaser (@Melody_Grace_, @RSofRomance)

This sounds like a beautiful read! I can't imagine having to go through such loss and trying to fulfil the last promise!
The Promise
Title: The Promise
Author: Melody Grace
Genre: Romance
Published: October 17th 2016

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“Promise me one thing. Promise me you’ll live.”

Claire Fortune arrives in Boston with an old notebook and her best friend’s dying wish – to finish the scribbled bucket list that Hope didn’t have time to complete. Moment by moment, Claire builds a life she never dreamed of – until Theo walks into the coffee-shop one crisp September afternoon, and her careful plans scatter on the winds.

Sometimes a chance meeting can change a life forever.
Sometimes fate knows exactly what we need.

Perfect for fans of ‘Me Before You’ and ‘The Fault in Our Stars’, ‘The Promise’ brings together two people searching for a love that can overcome tragedy. A heartbreakingly romantic novel that challenges us to live – and love - every day as if it were our last.

Hi! I’m Melody Grace, author of the bestselling Beachwood Bay series. Some things about me:

1 I’m a small-town girl turned California beach lover.

2 I spent my childhood with my nose in a book before deciding to try and write one myself. I love all kinds of genres – from thrillers to YA and mystery – but romance has always been a passion of mine.

3 I love pistachio ice-cream, vanilla lattes, bad action movies, and Grey’s Anatomy (yes, I’m still watching… I can’t quit!).

4 I have an uncanny sense of direction. I once drove halfway across Canada without GPS or a map!

5 I have two adorable rascal cats named Bucky and Steve, I rescued them as kittens, and yes, I spoil them rotten.

6 I’m allergic to chocolate 🙁

7 I love sexy, heart-felt reads with strong heroines and swoon-worthy men. Why don’t you check out a couple of my books and meet your new book boyfriends?

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Harley & Rose by Carmen Jenner ~ Review, Giveaway & Swoon Thursday (@CarmenJAuthor, @RSofRomance)

If there is a book you NEED this week, for under a dollar, it must be Harley & Rose! This book will rip you to shreds, but I assure you, that it'll be all worth it!!
Harley & Rose
Title: Harley & Rose
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: October 18th 2016

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Ever since she was a little girl, thirty-year-old Rose dreamed of the day Harley would carry her across the threshold on their honeymoon. So what if this isn’t her actual wedding day, and that she’s only here because Harley was left at the altar just a few hours earlier?

Trading San Francisco for paradise and swapping her bridesmaid’s bouquet for a Blue Hawaii, Rose hopes she can finally escape the friend zone.

Once upon a time they had been more than friends, but life got in the way. She’s spent every day since wishing Harley would get a clue.

She’s always been his best friend.

He’s always been hers.

She’s in love with him.

He’s … not in love with her.

He’s … marrying someone else.

He’s … hiding something.

He’s … well—it’s complicated.

It's been a long time coming, but I've finally picked up my first Carmen Jenner book, but I'll tell you that I did not expect this! I didn't realise that my heart was going to break over and over, and then to have my soul ripped out, while my emotions spilled over and I ugly cried! This book was so hard to read, was beautifully written and addictive to read right until the final page!

Harley and Rose have been best friends since they were five years old, and through this book I saw how close they were, both in the past and the present. In the present, Rose supported Harley as he was left at the alter by his fiancée, and she accompanied him on his honeymoon. There were ups and downs as Harley dealt with his feelings, but Rose had to give him time. She enjoyed the sun and sand, and was able to make some decisions of her own. When they return home after a reality check things are strained, but there's something, as a reader, we were missing.

The snippets from the past showed me how close they were growing up, and I could see the constant love they had for one another. Harley was really the sweetest, and fought for Rose when needed. But there were times when things were so hard and it was difficult for them to find that eternal happiness together. One thing I knew though, no matter what these two went through, they loved each other fiercely, and probably so much that they'd sacrifice their own happiness to spare hurting one another.

Carmen Jenner wove this tale perfectly as I became emotionally attached to the characters and their story. I can't imagine how difficult this story was to write!! Rose was a successful businesswoman, who wore her feelings openly. Harley knew what he wanted, but was hiding something that forced him to keep distance between himself and Rose. I loved how the story unfolded and I cried during a big section of the book, so I know this book will be on my mind for a long time! What are you waiting for? Get it! You won't regret it! Just have the tissues on standby...

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

*** Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound. Since they are no longer with us, and with permission from Trisha Wolfe, I have decided that those of us that love to swoon need a central meet up point.  So here it is ladies! I have a link up for everyone at the bottom of the post you can add your swoons to, and I’ll set it up every week! So tell all other swooners out there to come on over, link up so we can visit each other! ***

There was a moment leading up to this that I loved too, but it was a little long, so I settled with this...

“Rose, when I get home, I’m going to put a ring on that finger.” He cups my face with both hands, searching my gaze like a desperate man seeking salvation. “So you had better wait for me. Promise you’ll wait?”
I nod and smile through my tears. “Forever if I have to.”

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Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA Today and international bestselling author.

Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU, 2015.

A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore makeup addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.

A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?

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Waiting On Wednesday #215 – Preppy / Archangel's Heart (@TM_Frazier, @NaliniSingh)

I NEED Preppy, like months ago! Liz @ Fictional Candy and I have been dying for this one! 
And more Raphael & Elena, I love this world, I'll always have more!
Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part One (King, #5)
Title: Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part One
Author: T.M. Frazier
Series: King #5
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Expected Publication: October 25th 2016

Bowtie...'till I DIE.

Samuel Clearwater, A.K.A Preppy, likes bowties, pancakes, suspenders, good friends, good times, good drugs, and a good f*ck.

He’s worked his way out from beneath a hellish childhood and is living the life he’s always imagined for himself. When he meets a girl, a junkie on the verge of ending it all, he’s torn between his feelings for her and the crippling fear that she could be the one to end the life he loves.

Andrea ‘Dre’ Capulet is strung out and tired.

Tired of living for her next fix. Tired of doing things that make her stomach turn. Tired of looking in the mirror at the reflection of the person she’s become. Just when she decides to end it all, she meets a man who will change the course of both their lives forever.

And their deaths.

For most people, death is the end of their story.
For Preppy and Dre, it was only the beginning…

Archangel's Heart (Guild Hunter, #9)
Title: Archangel's Heart
Author: Nalini Singh
Series: Guild Hunter #9
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Expected Publication: November 1st 2016

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh takes us into a dangerous and exhilarating world where a deadly, beautiful archangel and his once-mortal consort are caught in a fury of twisted darkness…

One of the most vicious archangels in the world has disappeared. No one knows if Lijuan is dead or has chosen to Sleep the long sleep of an immortal. But with her lands falling into chaos under a rising tide of vampiric bloodlust, a mysterious and ancient order of angels known as the Luminata calls the entire Cadre together to discuss the fate of her territory.

Accompanying her archangelic lover Raphael to the Luminata compound, guild hunter-turned-angel Elena senses that all is not as it seems. Secrets echo from within the stone walls of the compound, and the deeper Elena goes, the uglier the darkness. But neither Raphael nor Elena is ready for the brutal truths hidden within—truths that will change everything Elena thinks she knows about who she is…

Nothing will ever be the same again.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine where I have the chance to spotlight upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating.
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With Ties that Bind: Book Two by Trisha Wolfe ~ Review & Teaser Tuesday (@TrishWolfe)

The second book in the Broken Bonds series is now out and I'm telling you it was a fantastic ride! There were plenty of twists and the sexual tension was high... and I need more!
With Ties that Bind: A Broken Bonds Novel, Book Two
Title: With Ties that Bind
Author: Trisha Wolfe
Series: With Ties That Bind: Broken Bonds #2
Genre: Dark Romantic Thriller
Published: October 11th 2016
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A new threat has descended upon Arlington, and lead medial examiner Avery Johnson is in its sights, being targeted by the city’s latest serial killing menace known to the public as the Alpha Killer.

Whether urban legend or reality, the Alpha feeds into the media craze, orchestrating a killing spree to stamp out all rivals. And when Avery’s tangled web of deception pulls her further into to Alpha’s sadistic game, there’s only one thing she fears more: losing Quinn. With just as many secrets to guard as the elusive crime lord, Avery’s time is running out to reveal the truth to Quinn, the stubborn, by-the-book detective bent on protecting her at all costs.

As a lead takes the ACPD task force deep into the bowels of a corrupt law firm, the discovery of a vast criminal network with far-reaching connections threatens to unmask many players. How deep does the corruption go? How far does the Alpha’s reach extend? While the team races to catch a killer, Detective Quinn is faced with an impossible choice. Will he betray the woman he’s fallen for, or seek his own vengeance outside of the law?

Trisha Wolfe has done it again! She has sucked me into her twisted and slightly dark world, to try and unravel the mystery of who the Alpha is! Quinn and Avery face some tough times in this one, and I was hooked to the gripping plot and to the growing sexual tension between them.

Quinn was such a great guy! I love how devoted he was to his work and the pride that he takes from doing it right. But right off the bat he was thrown a curve-ball that had him out the door for a while. He would stop at nothing to protect Avery and continued to do what he could to make sure she was safe.

Avery had to face her demons once again, and her workplace was not the safe sanctuary that she was used to. It was invaded by people that are helping with the case, and she found it hard to work alongside them. Quinn hovered around her, and she enjoyed having him close, but she was just as independent as ever. When faced with a difficult plan to try and out the Alpha, she was positive that she would jump in to help.

Quinn and Avery are a great team together, but it was sad to see that the truth kept them apart at times... They had to work through a lot of issues, but I could see that their love for one another was only getting stronger. I enjoyed the way the story unfolded, and how the little plans and twists kept throwing everyone. And you know how I am about previous characters making appearances, and seeing them all work together was fantastic!

Like every book that I have read in this world, Trisha Wolfe has a way to keep you guessing! She threw in a few twists that keep you on your toes and to make you think. I enjoyed how the storyline built up and found myself reading so fast, just to see what was coming! It was a thrilling ride and I need more NOW!

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

This was a possessive moment for Quinn, and one of my favourites!

“Seeing him touch you…” A muscle feathers along his clenched jaw. “I’m going to touch, kiss, possess every inch of your body. I’m going to erase the image I have of him with you.”

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From an early age, Trisha Wolfe dreamed up fantasy worlds and characters and was accused of talking to herself. Today, she lives in South Carolina with her family and writes full time, using her fantasy worlds as an excuse to continue talking to herself.

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With Visions of Red series
Book One
Book Two
Book Three
Broken Bonds Novel
With Ties That Bind: Book One
Living Heartwood series
Goddess Wars series
 Fireblood series
Unveiled #1.5
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Until Harry by L.A. Casey ~ Audiobook Review & Quote-tastic (@AuthorLACasey)

L.A. Casey is one of those authors I love to read, but I just can't find the time! I managed to grab her latest book, Until Harry, on audio so I could still read her work while doing other things, and it turned out to be a terrific read!
Title: Until Harry
Author: L.A. Casey
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: July 19th 2016

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Coming home is hard for Lane. Hard because her beloved uncle Harry has died suddenly, but also because of him. Kale.

Kale Hunt has been her best friend since childhood. But it was never that simple. He was Lane’s reason for leaving home and moving to New York. Seeing him with someone else, in love with someone else, shouldn’t have hurt. But it did. It really, really did. So she upped sticks and left, started a new life and cut herself off from her past.

But now she’s back and all the feelings are right there. As if she had never left.

Emotions are running high, and tragedy has a funny way of bringing people together. But is Lane reading the signs right? Are they still just friends, or is there something more?

I've read a few of L.A. Casey's previous work and usually there's a fair bit of humour woven throughout the story. In Until Harry she showed me that she can write serious story lines too. She managed to drag my emotions out—making my chest ache, bringing tears to the eyes and gave me hope that Lane would be able to find her path in life.

Lane returned back to York after the passing of her Uncle Harry. She had been gone for six years and had left for the US on bad terms with her family. Over the next few days I experienced what it was like for Lane to be back with her family, but she also went down memory lane and we found out all the details that lead up to her leaving; all the love, loss and pain that she experienced broke my heart.

I liked getting to know Lane and Kale growing up. They were best friends from such a young age and had a bond that was hard to break. He looked after her at school and was there when she needed him. I could see that their feelings for one another were becoming complicated the older they became, and it was hard for either of them to face it head on. Lane also struggled with her appearance at times, and school girls can be mean at that age, but it was sweet that Kale would step in and tell her exactly what any girl would love to hear from a boy.

It was great to see Lane rekindle relationships with her family, close friends and to even begin a few new friendships. She had suffered so much and was willing to sacrifice her own happiness for the one person she loved the most. She's a driven girl and once she made a decision, she stuck with it. The journey back to her home land and for happiness was a difficult one, but I loved being there for every step!

Until Harry was a beautiful read and I found it difficult to stop listening to as I was immersed into the world that L.A. Casey created. It was the first book I'd listened to narrated by Heather Wilds; I found her a little difficult to begin with, but it didn't take me long to adjust to her voice and the accents she portrayed, and I thought she delivered the story perfectly. Well done L.A. Casey... You are a brilliant storyteller and I cannot wait to see what you create for us next! 

Hehe... I thought this was an eye opening moment for Lane, she had no idea!

“Since when do you look at me like that?” I asked, my breathing becoming a little rapid. Kale’s eyes flashed with fire as he grinned at me.
“Since you wore those skinny jeans and I saw you in your bra two months before you turned sixteen. You started looking more like a woman than a little girl.”

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L.A. Casey
L.A. Casey is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who juggles her time between her mini-me and writing. She was born, raised and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. She enjoys chatting with her readers, who love her humour and Irish accent as much as her books.

Casey's first book, DOMINIC, was independently published in 2014 and became an instant success on Amazon. She is both traditionally and independently published and is represented by Mark Gottlieb from Trident Media Group.

To read more about this author, visit her website at

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Wrong Number, Right Guy by Elle Casey ~ Audiobook Review & Swoon Thursday (@ElleCasey)

I've found another new author that I enjoy... and she weaves the right amount of humour throughout her stories! May and Oz were a hoot to read about, mixed with the right amount of action and suspense!
Wrong Number, Right Guy (The Bourbon Street Boys, #1)
Title: Wrong Number, Right Guy
Author: Elle Casey
Series: The Bourbon Street Boys #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: September 22nd 2015

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When a mysterious text message summons May Wexler to a biker bar in downtown New Orleans, she knows something is very wrong. Her sister has sent out an SOS, but when May gets there, she's nowhere to be found and May is the one in trouble - she's wearing pink espadrilles, she's got a Chihuahua in her purse, and she's in the middle of a shootout.

After tall, muscular Ozzie comes to her rescue, May has no choice but to follow him to safety. At the headquarters of his private security firm, the Bourbon Street Boys, she finds a refuge for the night - and the offer of a job. But it's not long before a gun-toting stalker isn't the only complication in May's life: the more time she spends with Ozzie, the less she can deny that they've got some serious chemistry. A wrong number got her into this mess...Will it also get her the right guy?

Ahhhh! This book has had me in stitches! I love the main character May, she was a hoot! She's all ditzy blonde, with brains (like legally blonde) and she cracked me up at every turn! It was an amusing and action packed read, with the right amount of romance and suspense!

May found herself in a dive of a biker bar and caught in the middle of crossfire with her dog Felix in her handbag, after she mistakenly answered a text she believed was from her sister. I knew she was walking into trouble, but she managed to rationalise everything and went in anyway. A brute of a man, with an ugly beard, saved her and just when she believed she was safe, trouble continued to follow her.

I loved May! Her inner dialogue was hilarious most of the time, and she never held back what she was thinking. She's honest and smart, and such a fun character to read about. I loved how easily she fit into the Bourbon Street crew and made new friendships quickly. The chemistry between May and Oz grew steadily and it was entertaining to see them dance around their feelings for one another.

This was an entertaining read from start to finish. There was always a hint of danger lurking in the background, but I mostly found myself smirking or giggling at May. She's a character that I felt that I could relate to, with her quirks and way of not seeing everything as black and white. She seems easy to get along with and feels insulted if people don't like her. I enjoyed getting to know the Bourbon Street crew and what roles they have in the team. May always kept them on their toes, especially Dev. But I loved watching the relationship between May and Oz grow the most. His opinion of her changed throughout the story, and he saw to the heart of the sweet, funny girl that I loved!

I'd actually had my eye on this book for a while and decided now was the time to try my first Elle Casey book. I grabbed the audio version and I loved the way that Emily Foster delivered the story! She gave May the spunk and sassiness that I wouldn't have gotten whilst reading the book myself. The storyline hooked me and it was quite the enjoyable read. I thought that the ending was a little rushed, and I would've liked to see a little more of the aftermath. However, I'm looking forward to continuing the journey and getting to know May's sister, Jen, in the next book.

*** Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound. Since they are no longer with us, and with permission from Trisha Wolfe, I have decided that those of us that love to swoon need a central meet up point.  So here it is ladies! I have a link up for everyone at the bottom of the post you can add your swoons to, and I’ll set it up every week! So tell all other swooners out there to come on over, link up so we can visit each other! ***

Hehehe... This was a cute moment! I loved how Oz came back!!

“Did you forget something?”
He glances first at my hair and then my mouth.
“Yeah. I forgot to say good-bye.”
And then something crazy happens.
He reaches out and takes me by the waist, easily drawing me to him.
My lips part as his face gets closer and closer. I can’t breathe. I can’t talk. I can’t even think straight.
“Good-bye,” he whispers against my mouth, just before he presses his lips against mine.
Melting. I’m melting, just like that lobster butter, into his arms, inside my body. Everything is going hot and boneless.
He, on the other hand, is as solid as a rock. Everywhere.

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Originally inspired by YA Bound
Elle Casey
Hi. I’m Elle Casey, a full-time hybrid author (hybrid, meaning I publish some of my books myself and some with a traditional publisher – Montlake Romance). I published my first novel WRECKED on January 1, 2012 and have published on average a book every six weeks since. I quit my jobs as a lawyer and teacher early in 2013 to focus full time on my writing, and I couldn’t be happier. I love my work and even more so, my readers!

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Waiting On Wednesday #214 – Royally Screwed / Moon Chosen (@EmmaChse, @pccastauthor)

I love a good read about Royal's falling in love, so I need Emma Chase's new one!
Moon Chosen is the first in a new series by P.C. Cast! YES!!
Royally Screwed (Royally, #1)
Title: Royally Screwed
Author: Emma Chase
Series: Royally #1
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Expected Publication: October 18th 2016

Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka “His Royal Hotness”, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant—hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.

Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn’t bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face.

Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants.

Dating a prince isn’t what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be.

There’s a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they’ve traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces and haven’t chopped anyone’s head off lately—the royals are far from accepting of this commoner.

But to Olivia—Nicholas is worth it.

Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is, but more importantly, who he wants to be: a King... or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.

Moon Chosen (Tales of a New World, #1)
Title: Moon Chosen
Author: P.C. Cast
Series: Tales of a New World #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Expected Publication: October 18th 2016

#1 New York Times bestselling author, P.C. Cast, brings us a new epic fantasy set in a world where humans, their animal allies, and the earth itself has been drastically changed. A world filled with beauty and danger and cruelty…

Mari is an Earth Walker, heir to the unique healing powers of her Clan; but she has cast her duties aside, until she is chosen by a special animal ally, altering her destiny forever. When a deadly attack tears her world apart, Mari reveals the strength of her powers and the forbidden secret of her dual nature as she embarks on a mission to save her people. It is not until Nik, the son of the leader from a rival, dominating clan strays across her path, that Mari experiences something she has never felt before…

Now, darkness is coming, and with it, a force, more terrible and destructive than the world has ever seen, leaving Mari to cast the shadows from the earth. By forming a tumultuous alliance with Nik, she must make herself ready. Ready to save her people. Ready to save herself and Nik. Ready to embrace her true destiny…and obliterate the forces that threaten to destroy them all.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine where I have the chance to spotlight upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating.
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