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03
December
2015

ACED (Blocked #2) Review Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: ACED

Series: Blocked #2

Author: Jennifer Lane
Release Date: December 2, 2015
Genre: New Adult Sports Romance 
Length: 80,000 words
Cover Artist: Coreen Montagna 
Synopsis:

Volleyball wonder Lucia Ramirez found her love match in Blocked despite the glaring political spotlight aimed on her family. In Aced, the second book in Jennifer Lane’s Blocked series, it could be her brother Alejandro’s turn to get lucky in love.

Medical student Alejandro’s hot Latin looks get him plenty of attention, but his deep faith and admiration for his father keep him on a righteous path, with no time for something as frivolous as love. He strives to do the right thing—study diligently, take care of his siblings, represent the family well—so why does he feel so unfulfilled?

Enter Lucia’s friend and teammate Maddie Brooks, who shines at blocking the ball and acing the serve. Too bad this graduating senior isn’t so confident about her life off the court. Her longtime boyfriend has just bailed on her, and med school applications loom large. Oh, and a nerve-wracking tryout for Team USA also approaches.

Maddie meets Alejandro when he visits Lucia at school, and she’s soon drawn to his sharp mind. Alejandro is similarly intrigued by Maddie’s talent and strength. But will personal biases and family politics smother the slow burn of their attraction? Unless Maddie can learn to believe in herself, and Alejandro can become his own man, their kindling romance hardly stands a chance.

Will either of them be bold enough to try something new? Find out in this emotion-rich story that refuses to shy away from life’s hardest questions. Because love is worth the risk.

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Reviews for Aced

“Jennifer’s characters always interact with each other in a very comfortable pattern of easy and witty banter. She is exceedingly good at dialogue. Aced is a very brave book. Like Blocked, it is not simply a fluffy, sweet and cozy romance.”

~Teresa from Goodreads

“Lord forgive me for I have sinned and lusted over the hottie known as ALEJANDRO. Yup, dibs he’s all mine, chicas.”

~Nelly from Romance Bytes

“The plot is so well paced, I was reading until the wee hours of the morning.”

~Karie Deegan from My Reading Reality

“Blocked captivated my attention from start to finish and Aced does not disappoint. Hotheaded Alejandro meets his match in stubborn and confident Maddie.”

~Aaliyah from Goodreads

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About
the Author

 
Get psyched for romance with psychologist/author (psycho author) Jennifer Lane! By day she’s a therapist, and by night she’s a writer. She can’t decide which is more fun.

Jen adores creating sporty heroines and hot heroes in her college sport romances. Volleyball wonder Lucia Ramirez found her love match in Blocked despite the glaring political spotlight aimed on her family. In Aced, the second book in the Blocked series, it’s her brother Alejandro’s turn to get lucky in love. Aced launches in December 2015.

A swimmer and volleyball player in college, Jen writes swimming-based romances as well: Streamline, a military mystery, and the free New Adult novella Swim Recruit.

Stories of redemption interest Jen the most, especially the healing power of love. She is also the author of The Conduct Series, a romantic-suspense trilogy that includes With Good Behavior, Bad Behavior, and On Best Behavior.

Ultimately, whether writing or reading, Jen loves stories that make her laugh and cry. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, attending book club, and visiting her sisters in Chicago and Hilton Head.

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10
November
2015

Beyond Repair Book Tour and My Review

Title: Beyond Repair
Author: Kelly Lincoln
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: October 31, 2015


Five years ago, Brooke had everything she wanted… until it disappeared like a magic trick. While she grieved the loss of her perfect future, fate sealed it. Moving on wasn’t an option. It was a requirement.

Now, Brooke has more money than she knows what to do with. But she also has panic attacks, no relationships outside her family, and a daughter. Brooke may have shut down, but there is no way to numb the constant terror that Mia could be taken away from her. She spends her days looking over her shoulder and avoiding her shameful memories.

She’s fine hiding from the world until Chris moves next door. A friendship forms when they unwillingly bond over their painful pasts. As walls come down, their relationship starts to develop into more. Brooke now realizes everything she’s missing out on and wants—a happy and stable family for her and Mia.


But Mia may not be the child with no traces of her father as Brooke assumed. And making a moral choice will risk everything.


This book contains explicit language, graphic sexual content, and sensitive topics which may be triggers to some readers. Reader discretion is advised.
My review:
5 stars
Beyond Repair is the story of Brooke and Chris and Mia. It’s a story about how far you would go to protect the people you love. Brook is a beautifully strong woman who’s plagued by her past and she’ll do everything in her power to keep her past behind her. When Chris enters her life, they both learn to put down their walls and start to heal. Just when things couldn’t get any more perfect, disaster strikes and Brooke is forced to face her past but this time she’s not alone. Kelly Lincoln has weaved a beautiful story filled with love, pain, and hope.

“This was a great book, it is very well written. It’s written in a way you feel the emotions of the characters and like you really know them. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading. This was a really good book and I would recommend it.” ~⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Stars from Cat’s Guilty Pleasure

“Kelly Lincoln is s new to me author. It was a joy to read this book. The writing was well thought out and flowed nicely.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Stars from Obsessive Reading Disorder

“I love reading new authors and seeing what I have been missing and Kelly Lincoln is an author I need to catch up on. In two words BEYOND REPAIR can be described as Life Changing.” ~⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Star from Melinda’s Reviews

Chris: Is Mia okay?
Brooke: She’s fine, thanks. Back asleep already.
After replying, I debated asking him how he was doing. But before I could decide, my phone buzzed again.
Chris: It’s me.
I stared at my phone in confusion as the sound of a knock broke the silence in the room. Still holding my phone, I stood up.
Not sure what to expect from Chris when I opened the door, I walked into the kitchen and paused with my hand on the doorknob, hesitating for a minute. I hadn’t imagined what happened before. He’d almost kissed me. I didn’t know if he was coming back to talk about that or… his credit card. Of course. I had put it in my pocket as we walked in, forgetting to give it back to him.
I pulled the plastic out of my pocket and opened the door. Chris stood on my doorstep, his eyes restless as clutched his phone.
“Hey,” I said, holding up the credit card. “Did you come back for—”
I didn’t finish my question. As I spoke, Chris took two big steps inside. He cupped my face in his hands, still holding his phone. “No,” he muttered and crashed his lips against mine.
Holy shit. I stood frozen, gripping my phone in one hand and his credit card in the other. But then the reality of what was happening sunk in. Chris’s warm mouth was against mine, his tongue brushing against my closed lips, and I was standing still like a dumbass and not kissing him back.
Before my brain could tell my mouth to start working, he broke away. 
“Brooke,” he whispered. His lips brushed against mine as he spoke, sending electric shocks throughout my body.
He backed up, hands still cradling my chin, his phone smashed against my face as his eyes locked with mine, waiting for my reaction. Not breaking eye contact, I placed my phone and his credit card on a small table next to the door. Reaching up, I pried his phone out from between his hand and my chin, and laid it on the table as well.
Then I sprang up on my tiptoes, grasped his shoulders for leverage, and pulled him back to me.
Kelly Lincoln is the author of Insignificant and Beyond Repair. She enjoys reading, inappropriate jokes, all things Disney, and spending time with her family. She lives in the northeast and drinks way too much Diet Coke.
For information about other published works and upcoming releases, please visit www.kellylincoln.com. You can also find Kelly when she’s avoiding writing on 
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05
October
2015

Review of Dante’s Gift by Aubrey Wynne part of the Christmas Pets & Kisses Anthology

Released: Oct. 6, 2015

Publisher: Plato Publishing

Contemporary Vintage Romance

Kathleen James is far too practical for her own good. But on the most important night of her life, she gives way to romance and prepares for an intimate dinner with the man of her dreams—and an engagement ring. Unfortunately, the evening doesn’t end the way she envisioned.

Dominic Lawrence has planned this marriage proposal for six months. Nothing can go wrong—until his Nonna calls from Italy. Now he must interrupt the tenderest night of Katie’s life with the news that another woman will be under their roof.

Nonna, a wartime bride from the ‘40s, knows how precious love can be. Can her own love story of an American soldier and a very special collie once again bring two hearts together at Christmas?

My Review:

5 STARS

Dante’s Gift is a sweet tale that spans two generations. Aubrey Wynne takes us on a trip through time to meet lovely Italian Antonia who lives in war torn Italy during World War 2 and beautifully weaves Antonia’s story into that of the independent and beautiful Katie in present day America. As a result of their pasts, both women carry a world of heartache and fears. Fears that prevent them from surrendering their hearts. It is with the patience and strength of the two men who pursue them and the wisdom of a wonderful dog that they learn to trust. Dante’s Gift has all the elements I enjoy in a story (humor, wisdom, and tears). Wynne has crafted a beautiful short story guaranteed to warm your heart and make you sigh.

SIXTEEN ALL-NEW, NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED SWEET (PG-rated) CHRISTMAS ROMANCES

Ring in the Christmas cheer with sixteen all-new sweet and heart-warming romances from New York Times, USA Today and National bestselling authors. Don’t miss out on this romantic collection of Christmas tails…uh, tales as adorable pets with fins, paws, feathers, and hooves bring holiday magic with the gift of true love.

Golden Christmas by Helen Scott Taylor

Two wounded hearts are brought together at Christmas by a golden retriever puppy.

Two Loves for Christmas by Mona Risk

Her German shepherd is her only friend until Josh teams with Rino to love and protect her.

Dog-Gone Christmas by Melinda Curtis

A handsome neighbor and his friendly St. Bernard mooch food and kisses from a merry widow.

His Christmas Promise by Alicia Street

A stray dog brings an ex-Army helicopter pilot and a single mom together.

We Wish You A Ferret Christmas by Nikki Lynn Barrett

Can a lost and found ferret bring two fractured families together?

Christmas Lovebirds by Rachelle Ayala

Can two little lovebirds and Christmas cheer open Melisa’s heart to giving Rob another chance?

Christmas on Cougar Mountain by Nancy Radke

A Cinderella story on Cougar Mountain, with an escape artist playing fairy godmother, and a child getting a fresh start.

The Vet’s Christmas Pet by J.L. Campbell

A near accident brings Toni and her daughter a homeless dog and a man she’d prefer to keep in her past.

Tails, Time, and St. Nick by Mary Leo

Kris Timemaker uses a magic clock to bring his daughter’s missing Westie and estranged wife back to him.

Graced by Jade Kerrion

Noelle, armed with several goldfish and a kitten, brings Christmas cheer to a widower and his children.

Unexpected Gift by Chantel Rhondeau

Far from home, a lonely young woman strikes up a friendship with a lost cat and his secretive owner.

Minty’s Kiss by P.C. Zick

One kitten, a broken-hearted girl, and long lost loves are brought together for a special mountain Christmas.

The Christmas Wish by Michele Shriver

Will a fall from a horse bring Hayley’s parents back together in time for Christmas?

Dante’s Gift by Aubrey Wynne

Seventy years ago, a collie mix brings two hearts together in war torn Italy. Will their story help their grandson find his own Christmas love?

Mavy’s Christmas Miracle by Sharon Coady

Anne takes a rescue kitten to the vet, only to discover he’s the man who broke her heart.

An Impossible Rescue by Annamaria Bazzi

A handsome stranger gifts a cute Pomeranian puppy to a woman in need of rescue.

 Award-winning author Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule and barn cats. She is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. Obsessions include history, travel, trail riding and all things Christmas. Her debut story, Merry Christmas, Henry, received Best Short Romance in the Preditors & Editors Reader’s Choice of 2013 and her humorous shorts include Pete’s Mighty Purty Privies, also Best Short in P &E 2014 and Top 100 Laugh Out Loud List on Goodreads. Aubrey’s first love is historical romance and the medieval fantasy Rolf’s Quest, will be released in 2016.
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24
December
2014

Love Least Expected – Kishan Paul :)

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Since graduating high school, Eve Cambridge has dropped ten dress sizes, became an RN, and dumped her jerk of a boyfriend – all on her own. So when her high school crush shows up in her life, she does what any normal self-reliant woman would do — pepper spray him.

Since inheriting the family plumbing business, Peter Russo has tried to make the best of a career he never planned for. He’s made his share of mistakes, but he’s worked hard to learn from them. Now that he’s run into Eve, he’s not so sure he isn’t making another one. After all, she did almost blind him.

When logic and emotion don’t agree, which path should they follow?

Praise for Kishan Paul:

 Taking the Plunge by Kishan Paul….Eve Cambridge had a difficult childhood, always being made fun of in school. Then one day the boy of her dreams comes to her aid. Fast forward, Eve is now an RN and just dumped her jerk of a boyfriend. When she runs into the boy she once had crush on from her HS years, is now a tall, sexy handsome man now. Will Eve take a chance and try to find love with the sexy plumber? This was the fist story by this author I’ve ever read and she truly did a wonderful job and can’t wait to read the rest of this great love story. — Vettech

“Taking the Plunge by Kishan Paul – This story WOWed me. I was drawn into the story and it brought back some bad and good memories. I was able to relate to Eve, Christian, and Pete on so many levels. Eve has a heart of gold even with being protective of her heart and those she holds dear. Christian is very strong even though he doesn’t see it himself. Pete is funny, cocky, and loving even through all that he has been through. Kishan Paul really made this story pop out at me and hold me every step of the way. Can’t wait to read more of these characters.” — Bobbie Kinion

“If I thought Love’s Not Viral was something I could relate to, Taking the Plunge is the second half of my life. This is a must read for many women who feel they are not good enough and struggle to find a place to fit in. What she went though with her brother is something I had to struggle with too. I give this book five bloody hearts and a high five to Kishan Paul.”  — Dark Side of Romance

This is a story about realistic characters that have flaws, wear sweatpants, and burn dinner. While it is sad that the characters had to endure a sad past, seeing Pete and Eve overcome their issues is inspirational and perfect for a feel-good story. Taking the Plunge has that rare perfect blend of humor, emotion, and sexiness. It’s a perfect read to lift your spirits.” — Kelly Lincoln

Kishan Paul creates sizzling sexual tension while building a relationship between two conflicted souls. It’s funny, touching, and REAL all at the same time. Once you turn the final page, you’ll definitely want more after reading this short story!”— Heather Rawlings

 

Taking the Plunge is lighthearted and funny with a touch of spice. Kishan will leave you wanting more.”– Jena Baxter, author of Reflections

 

“How this author is able to hook you from the start and have you craving more from page one is amazing. By the time you’re done reading this short, you’ll feel like you’ve read a novel, seriously, she’s that good.” — Kristen Sanchez

 

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TAKING THE PLUNGE EXCERPT

Pete sat on the toilet and wiped his face with the towel she handed him. He cleared his sore throat. “Thank you,”

Evie grabbed his towel and dried her hands. “For what? Almost blinding you?”

He eyed the strands of her hair hanging in loose curls against her tanned cheeks and itched to tuck them behind her ears. But after the last twenty minutes of misery, thought better of it.

As if reading his thoughts, her cheeks flushed. She pushed the loose locks out of her face and stared at her toes. Damn she looked cute.

I’m sorry I sprayed you.”

Pete chuckled. “I showed up unannounced, waving a baseball bat. I think I kind of deserved it.”

When Evie smiled, something fluttered in his stomach.

She bit her lip, obviously to keep from laughing. “Nice bat, by the way.”

How the hell had he not met her until now?

Before he got the chance to tell her just how nice his bat was, his butt started vibrating.

Pete reached into his back pocket, pulled out the cell and looked at the screen. “Your uncle.”

Her eyes widened. “Crap. He thinks I already left. Don’t tell him I’m here.” She turned and headed for the hall.

Hold up.” Pete grabbed her arm with one hand while hitting the ignore button on the cell with the other. “Have dinner with me and I won’t.” He decided to play his cards and omit the part about how her uncle already knew she was still at the house.

She stared at the wrist he currently possessed. “You know, I still have the pepper spray.”

The cell buzzed a second time. Pete shrugged and kept a grip on her wrist. “I’ll take my chances.”

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Kishan Paul’s first novel is due out next year from Samhain publishing, so keep an eye out. Here’s a little more about Kish:


From daring escapes by tough women to chivalrous men swooping in to save the day, the creativity switch to Kishan Paul’s brain is always in the ‘on’ position. If daydreaming stories were a college course, Kish would graduate with honors.

Mother of two beautiful children, she has been married to her best friend for over 16 years. With the help of supportive family and friends, she balances her family, a thriving counseling practice, and writing without sinking into insanity.

 

Website:http://kishanpaul.net
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10
November
2014

Taking the Plunge

“Kishan Paul creates sizzling sexual tension while building a relationship between two conflicted souls. It’s funny, touching, and REAL all at the same time. Once you turn the final page, you’ll definitely want more after reading this short story!” — Heather Rawlings

“Taking the Plunge is lighthearted and funny with a touch of spice. Kishan will leave you wanting more.” — Jena Baxter, author of Reflections

“This is one of those stories that starts by grabbing your heart and squeezing. Pete and Eve live in the same apartment complex and attend the same high school. Though they’re totally different people, they share an unknown bond and are both going through struggles with themselves and their families.

Fast forward eight years, and things have changed for both of them. Not realizing that they once lived in the same building, they have an adorable and somewhat painful (for Pete) reunion. Even though there’s an attraction on both ends, Eve has good reasons to be wary of starting a relationship with him. But that sure as hell doesn’t stop Pete from wanting one.

This is a story about realistic characters that have flaws, wear sweatpants, and burn dinner. While it is sad that the characters had to endure a sad past, seeing Pete and Eve overcome their issues is inspirational and perfect for a feel-good story. Taking the Plunge has that rare perfect blend of humor, emotion, and sexiness. It’s a perfect read to lift your spirits.” — Kelly Lincoln

“With main characters who both come with their own baggage and troubled pasts, Taking The Plunge does an amazing job and weaving them together. You slip into the minds of both and go on the journey with each of them. Great work!” — Kristen Sanchez

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Inspiration for Taking the Plunge

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