Blog Tour! Crave Me By: M. Robinson










They say in order to find yourself you have to go home.

What if home was what you’re running from?

Where did that leave you?

Always on the other side of the fence.

Always looking in.

Always wishing you were someone you couldn’t be.

Until one day you meet her.

The one.

She was my high, but she was also…

My demise.


blended together making it hard to focus on one thing. I blinked a few times

and just like that…


saw her face.


if she was standing right in front of me.





whole world…




felt my lips curl up slightly at the vision as I reached out for her. Wanting

to touch her, needing to hold her, yearning to kiss her. Craving, God, craving

to fucking love her.


sorry,” I murmured out loud to no one but the illusion of my drug-infested

mind. “I’m so fucking sorry,” I repeated repentantly, longing for her to

believe me.


for her to love me again like she used to.


don’t know how long I sat there, staring at her beautiful face before my eyes,

subconsciously rubbing the tattooed key that was placed over my heart. I

couldn’t take it anymore, and the desire won over the haze.


was too powerful.


was too vivid.


grabbed my phone. “Baby,” I said into the speaker. The ringing quickly

followed, going straight to voicemail. I hung up and tried again. “Baby,” I

urged with desperation in my tone.




tried again and again and again.


would try until the end of time if that’s what it took for her to answer.


talk to me.


save me.


crave me.


just seemed to standstill, as my life slowly played out in front of me. Trying

to balance in between the light and the darkness when all I could see was gray.


she screamed into the phone, finally answering after I don’t know how many

failed attempts. “What the hell do you want now?”


cielo.” I breathed a sigh of relief.


ignored my term of endearment. I hadn’t called her that in such a long time.




do you want, Austin? Why are you calling me? We’re over! I can’t do this


I shut

my eyes and let my mind wonder, allowing it to go to another place in time

where she didn’t hate me.


remember the first time I made you smile,” I chuckled, as if it had just



nerves were on fire. The mere sound of her breathing through the phone was too

intense for me. I licked my lips, my mouth suddenly dry.


remember when you used to smile just for me. Do you remember, baby? Do you

remember what my love feels like?”


heard her faintly breathing.


you remember my hands on you? My lips? My tongue? The first time I made you

come with my mouth? Do you remember all the times since? Tell me I’m not

forgotten. Tell me you remember, baby.”



love you, Briggs. I love you so fucking much. You’re killing me, don’t you see

that? I’m dying without you.”


Austin. You were dying with me,” she rasped, knowing that it killed her to say



first time I saw your face, I thought to myself, damn, this beautiful girl is

goin’ to be the death of me. You were perfect in every way. I was a cocky son

of a bitch who needed you then, as much as I need you now.” 




had a dream about you, baby. I always fucking dream about you. In my dream you

had a ring on your finger. A ring I put there. You belonged to me. Only mine.

Forever fucking mine. You were pregnant, Briggs. You looked so goddamn happy. I

saw light at the end of the tunnel for the first time in years.”


sniffled into the phone.


made love to you. Slow, just the way you love. Taking my time to touch every

last inch of your body. Memorizing every last bit of you. Making you come until

you begged me to stop. I didn’t.”


can’t—” she tried to interject, but I didn’t let up.


kissed your stomach. Our baby. Letting my lips linger there, whispering sweet

lullabies, letting her know daddy will always be there. Baby, it was so real.

For a second I gave you the one thing you so desperately wanted, the one thing

I can’t give you.”



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Review: Grin and Beard It (Winston Brothers #2) By: Penny Reid

Review: Grin and Beard It (Winston Brothers #2) By: Penny Reid

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This is my favorite series by Penny! With book one she introduced us to a new kind of romance novel hero and with each book in this series she gives us more to love 😉 Jethro and Sienna’s story couldn’t be more opposites attract haha she’s a Hollywood Star and He’s a Park Ranger (It took all I had to not insert a Yogi Bear reference here. . . You are so welcome! The struggle is real) 

The thing I love most about Penny’s writing style is that she has the most complex, hilarious, relatable characters. In each of her heroines I find a little piece of myself and in this one it would be Sienna’s directionally challenged quirk haha it also lead to one of many highlighted passages in this book but probably my favorite because I could see myself doing the same. 

 “Then I opened my driver’s side door, still grunting and raging, and slammed the map against the car, threw it on the ground, stomped on it, kicked it, and just generally assaulted it in every way I could think of. I’m a little embarrassed to admit, in my mindlessness I was also taunting the map, questioning its virility, flipping it the bird, and cursing now in Spanish as well as English. It was the most cardio I’d done in over twelve months.” 

You just stop and go. . . Yep that’s so me! Haha and of course what happens when you have a epic freak out? Yep, Hottie McRanger shows up! Its like the set up for the most awesome rom com movie ever (hear that studio heads! We the people want a series of Winston Brothers movies like now!) After he does this whole knight in shining armor routine what follows is one of the most adorbs stories I have read in quite some time! I love how we see chapters from each of their POV’s because its funny how 2 people see the same event in completely different ways (and Jethro’s inner monologue is laugh out loud funny and highlight worthy!) 

This book much like book one is so refreshing and makes for a perfect summer read. . . Out in a hammock with a cold drink and snuggled up with my own bearded hottie 😉 (even he got a good laugh at some of the passages I read to him) this book just goes to show why Penny Reid is one of the top names in romance. 

Book Blitz! Grin and Beard It (Winston Brothers #2) By: Penny Reid



Grin and Beard It

by Penny Reid

Winston Brothers #2

Publication Date: May 31, 2016

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy



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Sienna Diaz is everyone’s favorite “fat” funny lady. The movie studio executives can’t explain it, but her films are out-grossing all the fit and trim headliners and Hollywood’s most beautiful elite. The simple truth is, everyone loves plus-sized Sienna.

But she has a problem, she can’t read maps and her sense of direction is almost as bad as her comedic timing is stellar. Therefore, when Sienna’s latest starring role takes her to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park she finds herself continually lost while trying to navigate the backroads of Green Valley, Tennessee. Much to her consternation, Sienna’s most frequent savior is a ridiculously handsome, charming, and cheeky Park Ranger by the name of Jethro Winston.


Sienna is accustomed to high levels of man-handsome, so it’s not Jethro’s chiseled features or his perfect physique that make Sienna stutter. It’s his southern charm. And gentlemanly manners. And habit of looking at her too long and too often.


Sienna has successfully navigated the labyrinth of Hollywood heartthrobs. But can she traverse the tenuous trails of Tennessee without losing her head? Or worse, her heart?



About Penny Reid

Penny Reid is the USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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Release Blitz! Empire By: Rachel Van Dyken


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I have lost everything.


My purpose


My love


My soul


Death knocks on my door, I want to answer, but every time I reach for the handle — the promise I made her brings me back.


So I breathe.


I live.


I hate.


And I allow the anger to oil beneath the surface of a perfectly indifferent facade. I am broken, I don’t want to be fixed.


But the Empire is crumbling and it’s my job to fix it.


My job to mend the pieces that were scattered over thirty years ago.


A trip to New York, only one chance to redeem a lost part of our mafia family.


The only issue is, the only way to fix it, is to do something I swore I’d never do again.


An arranged marriage.


Only this time.


I won’t fall.


Or so help me God, I will kill her myself.


My name is Sergio Abandonoto, you think you know my pain, my suffering, my anger, my hate?


You have no idea.


I am the mafia.


I am the darkness.


Blood in. No out.






The loving couple in the rain




Sergio looked ready to strangle me. “No. I don’t believe I asked for an annoying little sister, but if that’s what you’re offering, please don’t let me stop you. Just know, I won’t hesitate to put you over my knee if you get out of hand.”


The minute the words left his mouth. I froze.


He froze.


The taxi driver stared little laser like holes into the rearview mirror.


And Sergio leaned toward me.


I swallowed as tension swirled around us.


He gripped me by the chin and turned my head to the side, his lips brushing my ear. “It’s like you have a death wish.”


“You wouldn’t do it.”


He pulled back as both of his eyebrows shot up, and then he looked down, like he had spotted something.


I followed the direction of his gaze and let out a little gasp as a gun dug into my stomach.


“It’s been directed at you for the last four minutes,” Sergio said through a practiced smile. “I meant what I said. Listen well. I keep my word. Kiss me, and blood will be spilled.”


“Y-you’re a crazy person!” I hissed, shoving at his chest. “And I wasn’t going to kiss you!”


“Sure you weren’t.” He put the gun away. “Good talk though, right? Oh look, the movie theater.”


To say that I scrambled out of the car like a kid running away from her kidnapper would be a gross understatement, but the minute my feet hit the pavement, I paused.


My body told me to run.


The guy had pulled a gun.


On me.


I didn’t even watch violent movies.






Get the beginning of Sergio’s story in Elude



Twenty-Four hours before were were to be married–I offered to shoot her.


Ten hours before our wedding–I made a mockery of her dying wish.


Five hours before we were going to say our vows–I promised I’d never love her.


One hour before I said I do–I vowed I’d never shed a tear over her death.


But the minute we were pronounced man and wife–I knew.


I’d only use my gun to protect her.


I’d give my life for hers.


I’d cry.


And I would, most definitely, lose my heart, to a dying girl–a girl who by all accounts should have never been mine in the first place.


I always believed the mafia would be my end game–where I’d lose my heart, while it claimed my soul. I could have never imagined. It would be my redemption.


Or the beginning of something beautiful.


The beginning of her.


The end of us.






Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.


She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!


You can connect with her on Facebook or join her fan group Rachel’s New Rockin Readers. Her website is



Review: Until Now By: Laura Ward

Review: Until Now By: Laura Ward

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I read the blurb for this book and thought it sounded like a pretty interesting read. The setup has been done before but I was pleased to see that Laura has put her own unique spin on the single mom/college superstar athlete trope. 

It took me quite a while to warm up to Dean, he was kind of off putting at first but gradually he began to be less of a ladies man and someone you could see Grace with. While it took me a while to like Dean’s character I loved Grace and Finn right off the bat, she was a strong, take no shenanigans lady. She was pretty relatable and that made me keep reading just to see how she was gonna evade Dean’s pick up lines haha. 

About midway through the story really picks up and it totally changed my inital perception of the book. By the end I wanted to know more about them and see books featuring other characters! Dean eventually grew on me and I left the story feeling insanely proud of him for stepping up and becoming a positive influence in Finn’s life. I loved how Laura wrote Finn’s character. . . All too often when there is a young child character in a romance novel authors either skip over the kid being there or they will write them as little adults (not kid like at all! And sometimes that really causes me to pop out of the story.) But Laura has a handle on how kids are this perfect mix of smarty pants and yet completely hilarious with some of the stuff they come up with. 

Blog Tour! Until Now By: Laura Ward




Title: Until Now


Series: Not Yet #2


Author: Laura Ward


Release Date: May 23, 2016














Dean Goldsmith is Indiana University’s star quarterback, and his dreams are about to come true. His undefeated season means he has a legitimate shot at the NFL. If he stays focused. Football comes first.




College senior, Grace Yeates, is determined to defy the odds. She is months away from graduating with a business degree, something no one thought she would be able to pull off. All she has to do is focus on her number one priority. Family comes first.








Dean has no time for distractions, but when a gorgeous, snarky, redheaded waitress refuses to tell him her name, he can’t seem to focus on anything else.




Grace knows she can’t let herself get caught up in a guy, particularly a man-whore like Dean, no matter how charming or sexy. She has two hearts to look out for now and no room for a Dean-sized distraction.








Everyone in Dean’s life agrees that Grace is the kind of complication his career doesn’t need.



Grace knows that Dean is the kind of risk her heart shouldn’t want.




But what if the last person you think you need, the one you shouldn’t want, becomes the one you can’t live without? Can their biggest distraction actually be the focus they were missing all along?
















My heart hammered in my chest. “Why do you ask me my favorites all the time?”




Dean grinned and then bent to kiss my lips. “I’ve never wanted to get to know a girl. I want to know every part of you and every favorite you have. Everything that makes you happy so that I can be the person who never lets you down and always brings you your favorites.”




Oh my.




“Well, I want to know your favorites too. Let me think…” I tapped my finger on my chin. “Where’s your favorite place for me to kiss you?” As soon as the question escaped from my mouth, the meaning hit my brain. Dean had a wicked gleam in his eyes, and I hid my face in his chest. “Oh, Lord. Did I just ask that?”




His chuckle rumbled beneath me. “You did. And I love your dirty little mind, Red. If I’m being honest, I can’t answer that. Cause you haven’t kissed me everywhere… yet.”




Mortified. I was absolutely mortified. I had a choice. I could be shy and feel awkward, or I could own it.




Two seconds later I decided. I was owning it.




I raised my head and pressed a kiss on his chest. Then I lifted onto my elbows and shimmied a bit down his body.




“Let’s rectify that, shall we?”











Not Yet (#1) – Released July 28, 2014




Emma Harris is learning that life is just a series of lessons. 

Lesson #1: Nothing goes the way you plan.

Lesson #2: You can’t trust men. Especially not the pretty ones.

Lesson #3: Turns out, appearances are almost always deceiving.

Emma thinks she has life all figured out, and what she knows isn’t good. For years, she’s put her big sister, who was born with Down syndrome, first. Now Emma’s ready to start her own life, but fate has other plans. To do the right thing for the sister she loves, Emma’s dreams will just have to wait.

She doesn’t plan on meeting Landon — a rich, flirtatious jock, who never has to wait for anything. Not for attention, not for money, and certainly not for girls. Meeting Emma marks the first time in his life that he’s had to fight for something. And Landon doesn't know how to lose.

Emma has no interest in wasting her summer with a superficial guy like Landon. But very soon she realizes she is wrong about him. The question is, can she trust him? Or will he let her down like every other guy in her life? But most importantly, can Emma trust herself enough to live the life she's always dreamed of?

Life has a way of sneaking in the most important lessons when you aren't looking. And once the heart gets involved, that's when the real learning begins.

*** This book is intended for mature audiences. 18 and over!

















Laura Ward lives in Maryland with her loud and very loving three children and husband. She married her college sweetheart and is endlessly grateful for the support he has given her through all their years together, and especially toward her goal of writing books. When not changing diapers, driving to lacrosse practice, or checking spelling homework, Laura is writing or reading romance novels.




Laura has written three novels so far, the new-adult novel Not Yet and the contemporary romance novel Past Heaven. Her third novel, co-written with author Christine Manzari, The Pledge, was released July 25, 2015.











Release Boost! Wasted Words By: Staci Hart

Title: Wasted Words

Author: Staci Hart

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: May 19, 2016


Some universal truths refuse to be ignored.

 Peanut butter and jelly are a match made in heaven. Spaghetti and meatballs are best friends forever. And guys like Tyler Knight don’t go for girls like Cam Emerson.

 She knew from the second she met him that he didn’t belong on her bookshelf, the six-foot-six ex-tight end with a face so all-American, it could have sold apple pie. So she shelved him next to the supermodels and rock stars and took her place on her own shelf — the one with the flannel-clad, pasty-faced comic book nerds. Most of her boyfriends have existed between the pages of books, but rather than worrying over her own lacking love life, she puts all her energy into playing Cupid, using her job at the book bar, Wasted Words, as her stomping ground.

 Tyler Knight always looks on the bright side. His career-ending injury turned into a job as a sports agent. A horrible breakup led him to Cam, his quirky, smart roommate who is far more beautiful than she realizes. She’s made it perfectly clear she’s not interested in him — not like that at least — but if she ever changes her mind, he won’t hesitate. Because he doesn’t see the lines she’s drawn between them, as much as she insists that they’re there. Deep down he knows that despite their differences, they’re a match well made.

 *A romantic comedy inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma*

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Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life: a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, even though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.

From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s sleeping, cleaning, or designing graphics.

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