HAPPY RELEASE WEEK TO K.C. LYNN’S ‘AN ACT OF OBSESSION’ + GIVEAWAY!

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Title: An Act of Obsession (Acts of Honor Series – Book 3)

Author: KC Lynn

Release Date: July 20, 2016

TBR Link: Goodreads

Oh man, friends, I’ve been waiting for this book! I follow K.C. Lynn’s group on facebook (and you should too) and when she gave us little hints and teasers of Sophie and Kolan, I knew I NEEDED this book, asap! It has been a torturous wait but worth every second.

From the moment I stumbled upon her free book by accident, ‘FIGHTING TEMPTATION’ (MEN OF HONOR SERIES BOOK ONE) I was hooked. I immediately delved into the next one, then the next one and it just continued from there. She’s become one of my favorite adult romance authors. Her characters are so 3-D, her stories always grip you and you walk away with a smile on your heart. You want to be friends with all her female leads and you wish you had the honor of being loved hard by these broken but beautiful men.

If you read the previous stories, you know about Kolan. He’s Katelyn’s brother who has had some rough history that everyone, and I mean, everyone knows about. I was always curious to see what really was going on behind the scenes of all that so I was definitely excited when his book was coming up. Then, K.C. released the prologue of the story which is in Sophie’s POV and MY. HEART. BROKE.

What this young woman went through and the actions she takes after a tragic and horrific experience had a constant squeeze on my heart the entire time I read this book.

I absolutely LOVED Kolan and Sophie together. I love what he provided for her. He was exactly what she needed. You don’t need to have read the previous books to read this one but I’m sure once you read it, you’ll want more and just have to start from book one and meet all these wonderful characters.

I’m never disappointed with a K.C. Lynn book. I love these characters. I love how she’s evolved their circle and I’m so excited that we’re gonna get more. So much more! If you love romance, some suspense, and a beautiful story with tons of heart, lots of laughs, and sexy goodness, definitely check this one out!

PS. Scroll to the bottom for the GIVEAWAY! 

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Synopsis

She’s beautiful yet scarred beyond repair. 

He’s powerful and lethal, in and out of the ring. 

One act of kindness brought Sophie Parish far more danger than she could have ever imagined. Now she’s on the run, leaving behind her family and the only dream she’s ever had.  

Retired EFC fighter Kolan Slade’s life has been one endless battle after another. He has a dark past with an even darker desire—the only one he’s ever known. 

Until he meets Sophie. 

Intrigued by her raw beauty and the secrets she’s trying to hide, Kolan craves to know who she is and what she’s running from. 

Protecting her becomes his obsession and he’ll sacrifice it all to save her. But in the end her love will have him questioning himself and everything he thought he knew.

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Excerpt

Reaching my SUV, I place her feet on the ground and cage her against the passenger door, bracing both my hands on either side of her head. “And what about you, Lia?” I ask, dipping my head in close to hers. “Hmm? You know my secrets. What about yours?”

She might not know all of mine but she knows enough.

“What is it you want to know?” she asks, a slight tremble in her voice.

“I want to know who you are and where you came from. But more than anything, I want to know what you’re hiding under that scarf.”

The stark pain that enters her eyes strikes me to my fucking core. “Trust me, you don’t want to see what’s under there. I can’t even bear to look at it myself.”

“Nothing scares me.”

It’s a complete lie. She scares the hell out of me.

A heavy silence descends upon us, her pretty eyes wide and fearful.

“What are you so afraid of?” I ask.

Her breath hitches, emotion shining bright in her gaze. “Everything.”

There’s so much despair in that one word that I want to fucking kill whoever put it there. Unable to resist, I gently drop my forehead on hers, my jaw locking as I restrain myself from doing what I really want to do.

“I’m going to respect your privacy…for now. But one day, you’re going to tell me who made you so afraid. And if they’re still breathing—they won’t be for much longer.”

Her eyes fall closed, lip trembling as she tries to shield her pain from me. “Some secrets, Kolan, are best left unknown.”

“Not between us. The day will come when there will be no more secrets between us.”

Her eyes open, locking with mine, but she remains silent. I press my lips to her forehead then reach for the door handle. “Come on. Let’s go home.”

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About the Author

AUTHOR PIC KC LYNN

 

K.C. Lynn is a small town girl living in Western Canada. She married her high school sweetheart and they have four amazing children: two lovely girls and a set of handsome twin boys. It was her love for romance books that gave K.C. the courage to sit down and write her own novel. When she is not in her writing cave, pounding out new characters and stories, she can be found living between the pages of a book, meeting new tattooed, hot alpha males with very big…Hearts.

 

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PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE: ‘Eight-Second Ride’ by Anne Jolin

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Friends!

Today, we’re talking about Anne Jolin! I absolutely love her and her books. I’ve read all of them and they always provide the perfect getaway with just the right amount of angst, sexy, and sweetness. Here’s your chance to pre-order her second book in the ‘Willow Bay Stables’ series. Hot, Canadian Cowboys? Yes, please! Check it out below!

★ Available for PRE-ORDER ★

Eight-Second Ride (Willow Bay Stables #2)

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Synopsis:

Owen Daniels lives his life eight seconds at a time. The thrill of anticipation that comes with sitting on twelve hundred pounds of untamed power is unparalleled. The adrenaline rush that floods his system when the chute opens is one of life’s most unique and natural highs.

Ride eight seconds bareback on a bucking bronco—that’s his life.

When Owen’s stock horse, Remington’s Lady, is injured midway through the rodeo circuit, he trailers her back home to Willow Bay, Alberta, to remain in the care of the local vet, Ray Brookes.

Months later, with a truck bed full of buckles, Owen comes home to collect his Lady from the man he trusted to help her recover. Only Ray happens to be short for Rayne, and Rayne happens to be a woman.

And this woman wants nothing to do with a cowboy fresh off the circuit. As far as she’s concerned, he can take his buckles, boots, and spurs right back on out of her life.

Will Rayne keep them from holding on to their eight-second ride? Or will love buck out of the chute in time for a perfect score?

Add to your #Goodreads TBR ➜ http://bit.ly/1TT3E7m

Eight-Second Ride (Willow Bay Stables Book 2)

BOOK TALK: Cover Love for Corinne Michaels’ ‘SAY YOU’LL STAY’

Hello, friends!

Past few weeks have been crazy. If it’s not one thing it’s always another. I’m here to talk about this swoon-worthy book by one of my fav authors of 2015.

I’ve read and been sucked into all the goodies Corinne Michaels has given us so, to say I’m not excited about this would be crazy. How awesome that, not only do we get a cover reveal but the wonderful news that in just a few short weeks, we’ll have this baby in our hands to read and devour.

And here it is:

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SYNOPSIS:

One word.
Stay.

It was all he had to do. Instead, he got on that bus and took my heart with him.

That was seventeen years ago.

I moved on. Marriage. Kids. White picket fence. Everything I ever wanted, but my husband betrayed me and I was left once again.

Alone, penniless, and with two boys, I had no choice but to return to Tennessee. He wasn’t supposed to be there. I should’ve been safe. However, fate has a way of stepping in.

This time around, the tables are turned. It’s my decision. Second chances do exist, but I don’t know if we can repair what’s already been broken . . .

** This is a STANDALONE **


Hello handsome cover. She insisted that it would be better than Liam’s covers from the ‘CONSOLATION DUET’ and we all scoffed that it was impossible. EVERYONE had swooned over Liam’s cover and that model portraying Liam. Let’s reminisce.

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But, I gotta say…I am very much liking this new cover for her new book that is set to release June 20th. I also just love the warm, cozy Fall feel I’m getting from, ‘SAY YOU’LL STAY’. 

This is a standalone which is great because she’s been known to torture us with CRAZY cliffhangers. No book two to wait for with this one! *jumps for joy*

Not gonna lie, that synopsis scares me. Those types of second chance stories are hard, especially if the guy did something royally asinine, leaving the girl heartbroken for years to come. I’m a bit stubborn by nature so I take these offenses to heart when reading. The character who screwed up has to redeem the crap out of themselves. But, Miss Corinne hasn’t failed me yet!

I can’t wait to get my hands on this! I’ll definitely come back and let y’all know my thoughts when I do!

Happy Reading!

BOOK TALK: ‘THE DIVORCE’ By Nicole Strycharz

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GOODREADS SYNOPSIS:

Jenzy: I love my husband, but he doesn’t see me anymore. We were college sweethearts and for seven years I’ve been his wife. Five of those years were bliss; the last two have been a long fall from grace.

He’s the love of my life, the sexy and smart man I saw my future with, but now I don’t think he sees it too. I’m tired of not being seen, I’m tired of not being heard, and I’m tired of being in love alone.
I was his optimistic hippie girl that he couldn’t get enough of. Now I’m just his annoyance.
So I told him, I finally found the backbone and this is our story….

Chris: My wife just told me she wants a divorce. What the hell do I say to that? I thought we were fine-well, fine is a bad word, I thought we were okay. Doesn’t matter what I think because she’s moving out and I can’t really let this happen.

Yeah, she annoys me, we’re total opposites, but I knew that when I met her, she hasn’t changed…maybe I have? I was her anchor, her safety, her home. Now I’m that guy that’s wreaked her and there are plenty of men willing to repair the damage I did.

So I have a plan. Find out what happened to change my affection for her within the last two years, and win her back before someone else does, because I still love her, and she still loves me….I guess….


This Booknerd’s Thoughts:

I have so many thoughts and feelings about this book that keeping it short and spoiler-free is going to be a struggle because after reading this book in one sitting, it’s been days later and these characters and their memories are still with me.

First off, the book is called, THE DIVORCE. This is NOT an easy concept to write and write well because one, clearly someone is at fault here. Most likely, the blame goes both ways but there’s probably one person who’s blame is greater. How do you write likeable, relatable characters where not one person is clearly the villain?

Nicole brilliantly presented us all the events necessary to not only experience but also understand the entirety of this couple’s marriage. Chris and Jenzy had a whirlwind romance when they first meet and slowly, we start seeing the pieces unravel on what in time, went wrong.

I felt like I experienced EVERY emotion with this book. I laughed, I cursed, I cried, I swooned, I switched sides so many times. Team Jenzy! Team Chris! One had my favor and then, BAM! Someone does something that changed it all for me again. Nicole weaved such a brilliant story!

I was so scared at times, not knowing how it would all end and how I would feel about it. Yet, she found a way to give us a full circle story that left me so satisfied. My eyes were still watery and I was full of emotions.

Don’t miss out on this emotionally, heartbreaking, beautiful story!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Nicole Strycharz has been writing historical romance for over ten years. Her passion for history fuels the creativity for her novels and she finds the tools there to create a compelling plot. Nicole lives in Virginia with her three children and is always working on the next book!

Bookish News BLOG

This Week’s Bookish News: BOOKISH Adult Coloring & Book Recommendation

Hello, friends and happy Wednesday! 

The last couple weeks have been, well, interesting. Still working on that time management thing so I can stay consistent with my writing. Gotta get them ‘1000 Words for G’ going daily. But, today isn’t about my writing. Today is about some other bookish awesomeness that I wanted to share with y’all!

FIRST! 

How many of you have seen all the awesome adult coloring books? They’re intricate designs made for coloring as a fun and therapeutic ‘me’ time activity. Some are themed; be it flowers, some about movie franchises, and someone even designed a curse word one which, I think is pretty hilarious and awesome.

Well, guess what, my bookish friends! There is now an adult coloring book catered to us book lovers! Author, Martha Sweeney (Just Breathe series) designed a beautiful adult coloring book called, BOOKISH!

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Get Your Color On!! Bookish: Adult Coloring Book is Now Live

 ‪‎Amazon‬, ‪‎barnesandnoble‬, ‪‎BAM,‬ and more.

Amazon: myBook.to/BookishAdultColoringBook
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My days have been so hectic that I can’t wait to just sit in cozy pajamas and color away! There are so many cute sayings and designs inside. You guys definitely should get one! It just soothes the soul somehow. *happy sigh* 

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I received the awesome opportunity to beta read an ARC of not only a good writer friend of mine but a talented storyteller. Nicole (Nikki) Strycharz has been writing romance novels for almost ten years. She has a love of history and in turn, has written a few historical romance novels. Lately, she has also dived into some contemporary romance with her recent release, MEADOW CREEK which I absolutely loved! Her main heroine was actually inspired by her mother who is now my hero. The things that our main character Sloan pulls in the book had my mouth gaped open and then in tears from laughing so hard.

Now, she brings us a new contemporary and holy moly, this book took me on a whirlwind journey of goodness!

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PRE-ORDER TODAY! RELEASE DATE: 5/26

‘THE DIVORCE‘ gives us the story of Chris and Jenzy. They’ve been married for years and now, our main girl, Jenzy finds herself needing to walk away because her husband doesn’t seem to notice or love her anymore.

I will be posting my review tomorrow when the book releases! I highly recommend this story and it’s available for pre-order now! All I’ll say for now is that, a story of that concept can be difficult to execute and Nicole weaved the story brilliantly.


That is my BOOKISH NEWS for the week! Hope you all are having a great week and are planning for an awesome (and safe!) Memorial Day Weekend. I’ll most likely be writing and reading which I’m more that happy with since I’ll finally have it off from my “day” job.

Till next time, friends!

SURPRISE BLURB & COVER REVEAL: ‘Rein In’ (Willow Bay Stables #3) by Anne Jolin

SURPRISE BLURB & COVER REVEAL

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Release Date: Summer/Fall 2016

Look. At. This. Gorgeous. Cover! We just got book two goodness, ‘EIGHT-SECOND RIDE’ not that long ago & BAM! Anne Jolin tossed us Willow Bay Stables book three nuggets!

Anne Jolin has a couple great series that I love and you may have already read my, ‘HELL ON HEELS’ review to know I’m in love with that book so much.

Canadian cowboys? Yes, please! The Willow Bay Stables series has released book one, ‘CHANGE REIN’ and book two, ‘EIGHT-SECOND RIDE’ is due to be released soon! (Not soon enough) The covers to both her series make me happy. I LOVE the cover adjustments they made to her Rock Falls series.

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Rein In (Willow Bay Stables #3)

Synopsis:


Aurora
Daniels is the bleeding heart of her family. With a gift and a passion for helping to heal others, she has a legacy of kindness and gratitude—a modern-day saint.

Every Sunday since she turned eighteen, Aurora has driven three hours into the city of Edmonton, Alberta, where she volunteers at an equine facility that rehabilitates troubled youth by working with horses. With their increasing success rate, the facility is expanding to foster violent parolees in hopes of a more effective release into society.

Assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder—that’s what it says under the name on his sheet. Rhys White is released on good behaviour and promises to remain under contract for community service at the Equine for Hearts facility for a court-ordered period of twelve months.

Willow Bay’s saint may have stumbled across the one sinner who can’t be saved from himself.

Will Aurora be able to rein in Rhys’s quest for revenge before it’s too late? Or will she spend the rest of her life loving a man behind bars?

Now, run and add this beauty to your Goodreads TBR ➜ http://bit.ly/23Vgl7e

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– ABOUT THE AUTHOR –

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Hey y’all..

I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside Vancouver, Canada.

I never expected to be an author. Writing was something that snuck up on me and rooted itself into my life. It was beautiful to discover that love, and I’m truly grateful to say I’ve found my passion.

If I could leave y’all with one thing, it’s that life’s far too short to not live it out loud. Drown in your passions, hold on tight to the things that inspire you, and chase your dreams relentlessly. I can promise you without a doubt that you won’t regret it. I know I don’t.

Mad love,

Anne Jolin

When Writing, Does Your Reading Suffer?

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Tee hee…I saw that and couldn’t resist.

Good afternoon, beautiful people! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re all having a productive week and that each day ends with laughter and cuddles.

As some of you know, I’m back at it with the writing. Like Daniel and the white vans. Sorry, lame joke. I’ve got coffee running through my veins and I’m feeling good so, apologies on any hyper-delirious ramblings.

Writers? Here’s a question for you.

When writing, does your reading life suffer?

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Reading, just as much as writing, is my happy place. My Home & Solace. I have writer friends who can not read at all now that they’re writing full time. Other writers, I’ve heard, don’t read while they’re drafting as a way to preserve the integrity of their own story. They don’t want to accidentally get inspired by someone else’s work and subconsciously incorporate those ideas into their story. Then, you have others who just give themselves days off to catch up on some leisure reading before returning to the writing grind.

When I go through my writing lulls, it’s really hard not to give into reading time that then turn into DAYS of just devouring books and leaving my poor characters I’m writing behind.

I’m the type of person who just can’t give up reading while I’m in the writing cave. I need it. It’s my mind’s anxiety medication. It helps me shut down from the world and find my happy place. I struggle between being an extremist. I’ve mentioned this before. I’m all white or black. Definitely not something that works to my benefit.

Now that I’m back to writing, I’m missing out on the already ever-growing TBR pile of books I have and want to get. Each new, promoted release taunts me. It calls to me to cuddle in bed, turn down the lights, fluff my pillows and spend the next 5-8 hours reading in one sitting. Sleep’s for the weak. *grins brightly* 

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But, alas, I love my books too. I want to see them come to life. I want to share them with you all one day in the–preferably–near future. Being back in the writing cave schedule, I figure I can give myself the occasional day off so I can dive into a book once a week or bi-weekly. To some, that seems like a lot but I used to read one book practically every night. My nocturnal brain is totally okay with staying up till 3 or 4 in the morning. Now, instead of reading those nights, I’m back to writing and getting my ‘1000 Words For G’ word count done.

Last night was a good night. I had a busy CRW day with Melody and then spent the evening writing.

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That’s my Wednesday update, folks! I’m off to my “day” job soon but wanted to chat with you all on the booknerd woes of this writer. Let me know in the comments below what kind of Writer/Reader are you?

When Writing, Does Your Reading Life Suffer? 

Is it by choice or need?