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HAPPY RELEASE DAY!!! ~ The Solemn Vow by Bree Dahlia

Title: The Solemn Vow
Author: Bree Dahlia
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 11, 2018
Cover Designer: Sommer Stein of Perfect Pear Covers
BASED ON A TRUE STORY
My first love ruined me.
My second love saved me.
 
I used to believe in for better or worse.
I used to believe in forsaking all others.
But now my husband is no longer the man I married.
And the man who took away my fairy tale wants to give it back.
The one who broke me has become my lifeline. The one who fixed me has become my toxin.
 
What happens when ‘till death do us part’ becomes a life sentence?
When you have to choose between shattering your vow and destroying yourself?
When your sin becomes your salvation?
This is the story of a love written in the stars as viewed from rock bottom.
*If cheating is a hard limit, please don’t read this book. But if you believe in the power of unconditional love and forgiveness, soulmates and second chances, I wrote this for you *

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COVER REVEAL + EXCERPT! ~ One Week by Roya Carmen

Title: One Week
Author: Roya Carmen
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance (standalone)
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Cover Designer: Calico Images
Cover Photo: Depositphotos Stock Images 

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COVER REVEAL –> Keep Happy by AC Bextor

Title: Keep Happy
Author: A.C. Bextor
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: May 14, 2018

 

Cover Designer: Margeet Asselbergs of Rebel Edit And Design

 

 

Those who think they know me would tell you I’m a caring mother, a loyal friend, and a dutiful wife. They’d say the golden path which led me here is the road every little girl dreams of taking.

 

However, the guise of my happy existence has come to be just that—an illusion. A mask of contentment intended for the world to believe.

 

Not many years into my marriage, I became an abandoned housewife to an adulterous husband. A proud, but sad, mother of two beautiful daughters.
My days were spent somewhere lost between empty and alone.
Then he came back.
Mason Cole offered a second chance to share the life we were supposed to have together. He gave me a glimpse of myself. The woman I’d forgotten long ago.
My road to hell was paved with good intentions. But sometimes good intentions get lost amidst a heart’s desire.
At least mine did.
Now I’ll tell you why.

 

Opening my eyes, I find what I knew I would. My life’s happiness coming to full circle. All the memories of us together push forward. All the laughter, intimacy, and peace emerge. Everything we had, everything I never expected to end. I wasn’t ready to say goodbye. 

I don’t think I ever truly did.
“Be with me,” I whisper. 
“I’m not sure I can do that,” he returns with reverence. 
“Be with me,” I say again.
Mason drops his head, staring to the ground at our feet. 
“We do this, it’ll change you, Katie,” he tells me. “It’ll cut deep.”
Mason doesn’t know about Thomas and his life outside our marriage. He doesn’t understand how long my days have been or the grief each is filled with. He couldn’t fathom my reasons for staying in a marriage because I’ve promised my daughters the life they deserve. An oath not unlike the one Thomas gave me on our wedding day, but one stronger and more protective, as only a maternal promise could be.
Grabbing his hand that now cups my cheek, I lace my fingers with his. 
A subtle sob breaks through my words but manage, “Mason, being with you again won’t cut me.” 
“It will,” he assures. 
“It doesn’t matter if it does,” I reply. 
“Of course it fucking matters.”
“No,” I assert, shaking my head. “My heart is already bleeding.”

 

AC Bextor lives in a small town in the Midwest. When she’s not writing she can be found reading or watching her favorite sports teams. She enjoys spending time outside fishing, swimming, or camping. 

 


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COVER REVEAL – Crash Into Us by Shana Vanterpool

Title: Crash Into Us
Author: Shana Vanterpool
Genre: Contemporary/2nd Chance Romance
Release Date: December 18, 2017

 

Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser w/ RBA Designs

 

They met when they were kids.

 

They were friends, lovers, and then husband and wife.

 

They were supposed to be together forever.
He was her Superman.
She was his happiness.

And then he went pro.
And she doubted something that was supposed to be forever.
Mistakes were made in exchange for dreams, and hearts were shattered.
Their forever crumbled right before their eyes.

He went on to play for the Washington Warriors. He ate, breathed, and slept professional hockey. All he had left after her was the ice. He was in magazines, he won a Stanley Cup, and he had a crowd of people screaming his name. He had everything. Didn’t he?

It’s hard to move on from an addiction, and she was addicted. Drunk on love too early on, she never truly moved on from her first love. She faded in and out of life, trying to ignore her need. But bad habits have a way of coming back when you least expect them too.

For years they went separate ways, until her Superman falls from the sky.

He was on a helicopter after a big win when the engine cut out. He knows he’s not making it out alive. Even with the screams of his teammates shouting in the background as they crash toward earth, all he can think of is her. He’ll never get to see her again…

Love is unforgiving dragging her back to heartache. She only wants to help him get better from the accident and move on with her life. She never planned on falling back in love with him. She never planned on falling so hard a second time.

Lovesick and broken, they crash right back into each other.
Romance author, coffee drinker, and bad boy aficionado. Every second not spent breathing is an opportunity to write and read. I live in Northern California with my family and actress dog, Halle Bella. (Just Bella when she decides to cut the crap.) Escaping with a good book is something I live for and I write so others can do the same.

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Review ~ Pianos & Promises Book 1 – Jennifer Peel

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Doesn’t everyone say you should marry your best friend?

Jaime Seger has two goals in life: marry her best friend, the man that owns her heart and soul, and buy her very own grand piano. But Christopher McKay, who has no idea Jaime’s been in love with him since she was eleven years old, never gets the memo and marries someone else.

When Christopher’s wife dies, Jamie finds herself helping him raise his young daughter. A year later, she is on the other end of a very unlikely proposal, promising everything she thought she ever wanted.

But can their friendship survive a marriage of convenience?

After reading book one in the Pianos & Promises series, I think I am becoming a serious fan of Jennifer Peel. It’s no surprise to readers of this blog that I have a very hard time reading books written in the first person. I very rarely make it past the first few chapters and as soon as I started to read this one, I groaned. Oh no, not another first person story!!! But a funny thing happened, I kept reading. And I liked it.

I more than liked it. I f*cking liked it.

Many of my first person objections hold, but Pianos & Promises of Jaime and Chris was so emotional, such a sharp pain to my heart at times that I actually cried. Jaime’s heartbreak was visceral and though this is just a novella, it certainly didn’t feel like it. Jennifer Peel did a fantastic job capturing and bottling that emotion for the page. The characters had layers, such depth as well as a rich history that went back decades.

The premise of this story is right up my alley because I love a friends to lovers trope, and this one tugged on all the heartstrings. It was refreshing to see, for once, the hero working hard to prove himself to the woman, rather than her doing some very creative justifying in order to take him back.

This isn’t a new story but it’s been sitting in my Kindle for quite some time and I finally just cracked it open. I’m glad I did…because it’s a three book bundle, baby!