Saturday, May 25, 2019

REVIEW TOUR: Mom-Com by Marika Ray

Title: Mom-Com
Series: Reality of Love Book Two
Author: Marika Ray
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 23, 2019

This dating experiment is about to go viral…


When my eight-year-old son starts asking question about love, I decide to use a magazine article on how to woo a woman to prove, once and for all, that romantic love doesn’t exist. Companionship, habit, mild fondness, sure, but not that thing called love. I have my hypothesis ready and I’m dead set on experimenting on my new neighbor, the single mom who does the weirdest things.

But my experiment goes awry in unexplainable ways...


When dating apps fail me spectacularly, I decide to go old school and use a 1950s magazine I dug up at a yard sale to help find Mr. Right.

Fifty Ways to Find a Husband.

Sounds legit.

Problem is, my new neighbor, Mr. Science Professor, keeps blocking my attempts. And keeps losing his shirt. How does a book nerd have so many muscles anyway? Thing is, my kids like his son and we start spending a lot of time together, which is distracting me from my ultimate goal: to find a husband to sweep me off my feet and be a good father to my kids.

Things get comical quick when my best friend records everything in her daily newspaper column. I can’t help but wonder if single moms like me can actually catch a husband. Or will this Mom-Com go viral as an epic train wreck?

I seriously adore, just ADORE, Mom-Com by Marika Ray! I’ve never read Miss Ray before and I feel like I’ve been missing out! The characters are completely fabulous… they are so fun, so real… you can’t help but to fall for them… totally feet over head, adorable! Lily-Marie cracked me up with watching her Disney movies on repeat before bed. That’s a serious woman looking for her Prince Charming. Jameson is so analytical, so scientific. Who would think the romantic and scientific could mesh well, but mesh they do!

Seriously, this has to be one of the cutest storylines I’ve read in a while. Ray’s writing really gave us so much funny! So much heat! I loved the feel of family that centers in the storyline. I really feel like Marika Ray was able to portray a ton of feelings. Really, I probably spent half of this book laughing and the other half explaining to my family what I was laughing so much about.

I received an ARC of this book with the hope that I would leave an Unbiased Opinion. I was not required to leave a review, positive or otherwise, and my opinions are just that... my opinions.

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"Trust me when I say, you must read this book! It is 110% worth the read." - KG Book Blog

"Oh, I love this book! Finally, a premise I haven't ever read!" - Blog

"This book is so freaking funny. I snort-laughed a few too many times!!!" - Kelly, Goodreads Reviewer

" have one of the funniest laugh out loud books I’ve read this year. Seriously, don’t try to read this while eating or drinking as it may result in choking due to laughing!" - Leisa Ann, Goodreads Reviewer


Marika Ray spends her time behind a computer crafting stories, walking the beaches of southern California, and making healthy food for her kids and husband whether they like it or not. Prior to writing novels, Marika held various jobs in the finance industry, with private start-up companies, and then in health & fitness. Cats may have nine lives, but Marika believes everyone should have nine careers to keep things spicy.

Marika enjoys writing all types of fiction novels, based on what inspires her. Right now she's working on a new steamy RomCom series along with sweet romances to make your heart explode. All her books come with a money-back guarantee that you’ll smile at least once with every book.

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Friday, May 24, 2019

RELEASE DAY: Ring around the Rosey by L.A. Fiore & Anthony Dwayne

Title: Ring around the Rosey
Authors: L.A. Fiore & Anthony Dwayne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 24, 2019


After tragedy rocks the small town of Danville Creek, best friends Emma Blake and Branch McKenna are ripped from the only homes they’ve ever known.

Twenty years later, they are called back to… Rosey Plantation.

A getaway shared by their parents and... the place they were all found dead.

As they get the house ready to sell, they uncover clues to a game - a handcuff key in a trinket box, eye bolts anchored into the basement wall, silk bindings in unusual places—and discover it wasn’t a retreat but a place to play.

While Emma and Branch find solace in one another, and explore some of their own dark fantasies, mysterious things start happening. Convinced they need to play the erotic game, or end up like their parents, their lives start to unravel.

Some say ghosts can haunt, but when the danger becomes real, they find themselves racing against the clock to find the killer among friends before history repeats itself.

Are you ready to play, Ring around the Rosey?

They all fall down.

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The relationship and friendship between Emma and Branch reminds me that there are some relationships where we just know, like a snap of the fingers, that we are meant to be with that person. It isn't always sexual, sometimes it's friendship rooted in deep feelings of respect and understanding. Sometimes those feeling expand into more. This is what happened for Branch and Em. Sometimes you just know your heart isn't complete without the other.

I love a man that can feel, a man that opens his heart and says what's in it. I love a man that can be honest and love, totally unabashedly without a care of being judged. Branch is so strong that he isn't scared to feel and to share what he feels. Emma is an interesting character. You can see how this one major event shaped her. She's definitely a more submissive person and I don’t just mean in the bedroom. I am curious of a few things with Emma... I was shocked that after she left for home that she never heard a word from her very over-protective aunt. It's like she was no more. I was also a bit curious of some of her odd behavior. We kind of get an answer toward the ending but I'm not sure I feel it completely answers all the odd behavior.

I keep thinking about making a Scorch-O-Meter for my blog. Ring Around the Rosey would be causing it to spin around and around very confused. It's an insanely sexy book. There are some scenes that will make you wiggle in your seat while feeling the heat flow through your body. Yes, your spouse will be pleasantly surprised while you're reading and find yourself wanting to be a bit naughty. Don't fight it. Just play.

Overall, these two authors complement each other very nicely. I'm not sure who wrote what and I am a very avid LA Fiore reader. I can't get over the heat level they bring to their books. They went some places that I was a bit shocked with and I loved it!! I enjoyed the secondary characters a lot too. We had a kind of friends to lovers feel with a second chance romance. There was a serious creep factor going on. I loved the feel of the suspense and the mystery. Great read that mixed several genres.

I received an ARC of this book with the hope that I would leave an Unbiased Opinion. I was not required to leave a review, positive or otherwise, and my opinions are just that... my opinions.

L.A. Fiore

LA Fiore is a hybrid author of 13 novels. She believes in a happily ever after, but she likes to make her readers work for it. When she's not writing, she can usually be found in the garden or hanging on the deck with her family and friends. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with her husband and two kids and their four fur babies.





Anthony Dwayne

Anthony started writing years ago as a hobby, but it quickly
turned into a passion. He first began publishing under the name, Kane Caldwell, but has since changed the name he will continue publishing under. He is the epitome of a country boy with jeans, t-shirt, hat (No, not a cowboy hat. Lol), scruffy face, work boots on, driving his truck and definitely not a guy you'd picture writing romance. Anthony works in the construction business where he runs his own crew. He has two awesome boys, and an amazing woman that keeps him on the edge. He drinks way too much coffee and probably curses in one day what others curse in their lifetime. Lol! Anthony resides in the south where the weather is warm but most times sweltering hot. During down time, he loves to be surrounded by family, friends, great food, or engrossed in a good book. And of course, putting his imagination to work, where reality and fantasy collide.










BLOG TOUR: Choose Me by RC Boldt

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Choose Me by RC Boldt
Release Date: May 21, 2019

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Choose Me, an all-new standalone coming-of-age romanceby RC Boldt.

Wearing the nicest suit I own, I stand in the very back with a flask full of whiskey in my inner pocket. I put on a brave face as I watch her walk down the aisle.

Because it’s too late.

I refuse to be the bastard who makes her cry on her wedding day, but I’m dying to tell her what I’ve always known. She’s my best friend, but she doesn’t realize she owns my f*cking heart and soul, too.
Each step down that aisle takes her farther away from me and brings her closer to him, forcing me to face the truth: I’ve fallen in love with someone who can’t be mine. If she’d just turn around, maybe she’d realize I love her more than he ever could.

I won’t ruin her perfect day, but my broken heart begs me to try and convince her.

Choose me.

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Oh my lanta!! RC Boldt killed it y'all!! I am completely smitten with Hollis. His insecurities have just touched my heart. Magnolia is his best friend and always has been. They are more than just friends though; they are the other halves to the other. They both know it. They are both too scared and dance around it. Hollis is there for Magnolia unlike anyone has ever been there for her. He loves her and she knows he's always beside her.

I loved the friendship between two people from vastly different lifestyles. I loved that these two didn't let other relationships pull them apart especially during those high school days when so many conflicting emotions come at us. I adored how they both just knew what the other needed and did it. RC Boldt layered in some secrets and lies with a bitter mom and a snobby, upper class mom that thinks she's too good for those lowly blue collar families. Her writing was superb... it's hard to believe some might have been dictated to a husband or a machine. This story was delicious and has some of the sexiest and HOTTEST scenes I have ever read... like EVER. READ!!! I legit wiggled in my seat reading some parts of this book.

I loved the way we started at present day and went all through their lives and friendship. We got to see all the important milestones and a few major heartbreaks. We got to see them fight and make up... but they were always there for each other. Really, RC Boldt was brilliant in keeping my attached to this story. I was so invested after just that first chapter. The writing was vivid and clear, fun and angsty... some of her best writing yet!

I received an ARC of this book with the hope that I would leave an Unbiased Opinion. I was not required to leave a review, positive or otherwise, and my opinions are just that... my opinions.

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I startle at the male voice calling my name. When I turn, I find a guy about my height wearing a button-down shirt beneath a sport coat and a pair of pressed slacks. He regards me with a mixture of surprise and recognition while I have no idea who the hell he is. He steps closer with a smile.

“Sorry to catch you off guard,” he apologizes and holds out his hand to me. “Grant Stevenson.”

I shake his hand warily. “Hollis Barnes.” I pause before adding, “But somehow, you already knew that.”

He grins, and if I’m being completely honest, I don’t detect any douchebag vibes. “I recognized you from one of the photos Magnolia has in her room of the two of you.”

It takes all my control to suppress the jolt that zigzags through me at his words. She still keeps a photo of us?

His eyes crinkle at the corners, and he lifts his chin to gesture to me. “Although I have to be honest, the ink and beard initially threw me off.”

A surprised laugh escapes me, and I slide my hands into my pockets.

Grant steps closer and glances around before lowering his voice. “I’m actually glad you’re here. I know you and Magnolia haven’t seen one another in a while, but you’re her oldest friend…”

Oldest friend. Not best friend. I don’t miss the phrasing. Although I don’t feel it’s intentional, it cuts deep just the same.

“I’m nervous as hell, and I’m hopin’ you can tell me if she’d like this.”

It takes me a moment to realize what he’s pulled out of his pocket.

A velvet ring box and a packet of Pop Rocks.

Fuck, fuck, fuck.

I resist the urge to rub at the center of my chest, where searing pain radiates.

He flicks open the box to reveal a ring with a large diamond that’s fancy as hell. Something Mrs. Barton would love and deem appropriate. But Magnolia? Hell no.

“Her mom helped me pick it out.”


“And I know she loves Pop Rocks since she always has a pack.”

Not the strawberry flavor.

But he’s trying. I can see the nervousness in his expression. The hope. The excitement.

I can’t crush this guy. He’s exactly what her parents have always wanted for her. The kind of guy who doesn’t get his hands dirty. The one with money and connections.

The one who can give her the future her parents expect her to have. The one who won’t come home with rough hands, callused to hell and back from working on a project that’s for a high-end client or due to be auctioned off to a car collector with more money than they know what to do with.

The man who wears button-downs like they’re second skin. Designer clothes.

So caught up in my thoughts, I don’t immediately realize that he’s pocketed the items and is gazing in another direction. When I turn and follow his focus, catching sight of her weaving through the crowd, I take advantage of the moment and let my eyes drink her in. She’s…so goddamn beautiful.

Her long blond hair spills down her back, and even beneath the shapeless graduation gown, her sleek, tanned legs peek out from the bottom hem, her heels accentuating her toned calf muscles.

When she catches sight of Grant, her entire face lights up, and…goddammit.

I can’t do this. This was a fucking mistake. It’s like someone’s performing open heart surgery and just cracked my chest open without anesthesia.

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RC Boldt enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you're in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can't recall the lyrics to a particular 80's song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she's your girl. 

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