August 2017

Review: Walking The Divide (Gray Eyes #3) By: Martine Lewis

Review: Walking The Divide (Gray Eyes #3) By: Martine Lewis

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So after the explosive book 2 we have learned more about those with the empath powers and learned a smidge more about those looking for them. So we begin Book 3 in this enticing series with Elyssa and Zander. She's a wealthy socialite (think the cast of Gossip Girl) tired of the pomp and circumstance that goes with that world and Zander is a streetwise guy who has survived the broken foster care system. (This Book became surprisingly socially conscious!) the scene also changed from Texas to the bustling metropolis of New York City. Which really is a character all on its own. Martine does a fantastic job really giving us the feel of the city.

Elyssa is not your typical entitled rich girl and I am so glad she is this strong character! She does kind of go with the crowd sometimes but for the most part she takes the path less taken by those born to privilege. The scenes where she is working in the youth center and interacting with those kids really made her a stand out character. Zander is also a very interesting character! Even though you can tell from the glimpses we see of his past he has had a extremely rough life after being left on the steps of a church when he was young he has this drive to succeed and his artistic talent brings so much beauty into the world to drive out the gloomy feel of his life.

As their relationship blossoms Zander discovers more and more about who and what he is and that leads to a major Reveal that leaves the reader reeling and wondering how they didn't notice before haha. This series has really grown in depth since book one and that leaves me eagerly anticipating each new book left in the series.

Cover Reveal! Show Me The Way By: A.L. Jackson


Show Me the Way

The first stand-alone novel in A.L. Jackson’s brand-new Fight for Me series…

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The first sexy, captivating, stand-alone novel in the brand-new FIGHT FOR ME series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson . . .
Rex Gunner. As bitter as he is beautiful.
The owner of the largest construction company in Gingham Lakes has been burned one too many times. His wife leaving him to raise their daughter was the last blow this single dad could take. The only woman he’ll let into his heart is his little girl.
Rynna Dayne. As vulnerable as she is tempting.
She ran from Gingham Lakes when she was seventeen. She swore to herself she would never return. Then her grandmother passed away and left her the deed to the diner that she once loved.
When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows he’s in trouble.
She’s gorgeous and sweet and everything he can’t trust.
Until she becomes the one thing he can’t resist.
One kiss sends them tumbling toward ecstasy.
But in a town this size, pasts are bound to collide. Caught in a web of lies, betrayal, and disloyalty, Rex must make a choice.
Will he hide behind his walls or will he take the chance . . .
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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, and BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for A.L. Jackson’s upcoming novel, SHOW ME THE WAY, the first stand-alone novel in her brand-new FIGHT FOR ME SERIES.
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Review: Breaking The Mold (Gray Eyes Series #2) By: Martine Lewis

Review: Breaking The Mold (Gray Eyes Series #2) By: Martine Lewis

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After we were introduced to a rather special girl with powers we learn that there is another with the same power. The empaths are recognized by their eye color and we learn that the mother of the hero in book one is involved with tracking down and observing these teenagers. This book focuses on Alex and Olivia and I gotta say while I loved the match up in book one this one is even better! Alex moves back to a small town that he had lived in ten years before and he has always remembered this girl he felt a special connection with despite the fact that they were in elementary school. Now as a senior in high school he's looking forward to seeing her again. (See, adorbs right?!)

Olivia is this girl who is struggling with trying to follow her parents expectations but to balance that with finding out who she is and what her goals are. (Ahh that struggle I know it well! Never an easy time of a young girl's life let me tell you!) but Martine really plays this up and you can really experience the conflict with this character.

There is some tension going on with Olivia's ex Carl and that begins to bleed over into her entire life with him continuously showing up harassing her at work and school. He is seriously creeptastic! We find out that he also had experiences with Alex back in elementary school. The incidents escalate and it all comes to one intense confrontation!

This story is even more fast paced and complex than the first book in the series that it begs you to keep reading and experiencing the thrill ride that is this story. When a series just keeps getting better and better it is a joy to discover.

Release Blitz! Love In The Friend Zone By: Molly E. Lee

LOVE IN THE FRIEND ZONE by Molly E. Lee is live! Check out the excerpt below!

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How can she hook up the boy of her dreams with the girl of his?
The only thing worse than not being able to tell your best friend you’re head over heels in love with him? Having to smile and nod when he enlists your help to ensnare the girl of his dreams.
Braylen didn’t even want to go to Lennon Pryor’s epic graduation-night party, but when Fynn begs her to be his “wingwoman,” she can’t deny him. Talking up her BFF—how he’s magic behind a camera, with a killer sense of humor, and eyelashes that frame the most gorgeous blue eyes in the history of forever—is easy. Supporting his efforts to woo someone so completely wrong for him? Not so much.
Fynn knows that grad night is his last shot to find true love before leaving for college. And thanks to Bray, he gets his chance with the beautiful Katy Evans. But over the course of the coolest party of their high school careers, he starts to see that perhaps what he really wants has been in front of him all along. Bray’s been his best friend since kindergarten, though, and he’d rather have her in his life as a friend than not at all.


His eyes found mine before looking around the room. “It went by fast, didn’t it?”
I nodded, recalling the first day we’d walked into this room freshman year. Fynn had held the door open for me, more out of habit than an attempt to be a gentleman, and had announced to the seniors that I was their new editor-in-chief. Of course, I hadn’t earned the position yet, but I had by the end of the year—which quickly made him the star photographer.
Not that being my best friend made it happen—the boy had a knack for capturing the most stunning images imaginable—but we’d been friends since kindergarten; there was no way I wasn’t giving him all the prime stories to cover.
An easy grin shaped my lips as I thought all the way back to the first day I’d met him. Don Trainer—who would always be the school bully—had stolen my favorite red crayon and snapped it in half, laughing the way only evil maniacs could as I cried my eyes out. Fynn had shoved him so hard his butt hit the activity mat with a thud loud enough to stop my tears. He then took my broken pieces of crayon to the teacher and asked for tape. He returned it to me, a thick bandage of scotch tape around its middle. We’d been inseparable since.
“What are you smiling at?” he asked, nudging me with his elbow. The move shot a thrill of warmth through my chest.
I blinked a few times, mentally cursing the rapidly approaching graduation ceremony forcing my mind to overrun with memories. “Just thinking about how you’ve always been the Prince Charming sort.”

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Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her debut novel EDGE OF CHAOS, and as a fourth year mentor at Pitch Wars – a program which connects promising writers to established authors in the community. Molly writes New Adult and Young Adult Contemporary featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. In addition to being a military spouse and mother of two + one stubborn English Bulldog, Molly loves watching storms from her back porch at her Midwest home, and digging for treasures in antique stores.
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Review: Crossing The Barrier (The Grey Eyes Series#1) By: Martine Lewis

Review: Crossing The Barrier (The Grey Eyes Series#1) By: Martine Lewis

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So i'm a sucker for a good YA/NA kind of story. And just when you think you have read possibly every combination of the geeky smart girl crushing on the popular athletic guy you find a book that makes you fall in love with the genre all over again! This book was exactly what I was looking for. It starts simply enough, but then the intrigue builds!

Malakai and Lilly are such a intriguing pair. The spark that occurs whenever they are together clues you in that this couple is gonna be something special. Lilly has this ability and it takes us a little bit to see the full scope of it and how it affects not only her but others around her.

Now not so surprising is the backlash from Malakai shaking up the social order in their school and being interested in Lilly and I loved how he is very boy next door and a genuinely decent person and he doesn't care what the in crowd thinks. But we all know how kids can be and as soon as Malakai and Lilly officially begin dating things take a violent turn with the popular kids and it shatters the adorable vibe that was going on. But thankfully we get back to the good stuff and find out there is more to the story than we first initially thought.

I loved the characters and the pacing it was an intriguing story that combined many of my favorite elements to make a whole new binge worthy read. I'd rate it 4 and 1/2 stars the only thing stopping it from being a 5 star read is once in a while one of the characters will come out with a slang term like bloody hell or something and it takes me out of the moment a little as the setting of this story is Texas not like London or Canada or something of the like. It didn't feel natural to the character. Other than that it is a excellent beginning to the series and I will definitely be checking out the next novel in the series.

Review: Palm South University: Season 3 By: Kandi Steiner

Review: Palm South University: Season 3 By: Kandi Steiner

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Buckle up binge read lovers! No long hot summer is complete without spending time with the PSU crew! All your favorites are back in a brand new season! And a change this year is we get ALL the episodes all at once! No more waiting week to week and shaking your fist going I need more!!! And messaging Kandi begging for the next episode early and offering bribes (hey, we've all been there am I right?) so let's dig in!


This episode picks up right where season 2 left off sooo if you haven't read season 2 yet, go back and don't read any farther! (Go on, I'll wait. . .)

Okay, good! Still with me? So Jess (in typical Jess fashion haha) has a bright idea for a Friendsgiving. Sounds good right? Except it kinda fell apart and as we have seen in past seasons Jess doesn't go for the most well laid plans going wrong. But some of our favorite characters did make it and we get our first Bear sighting of the season (whoo hoo!) but things are tense. The aftermath of last season is still rippling through and it has affected EVERYONE!

We go back and see how we got to this epic swing and a miss Friendsgiving. Rewind 3 months to the beginning of the school year. . . Things are at a fever pitch with Rush prep and all the ladies are a little on edge. Erin is driving everyone to recruit the best of the best and burying herself in the work.

Biggest shocker of this episode is one that I didn't quite see coming (and I'm not telling what it is! But trust me when I say it's a good one!) this episode gives us a few hints on what's to come this season but nothing can prepare us for the thrill ride that is season 3. It's hotter with more secrets, more at stake and all the shenanigans we've come to love at our favorite University.


This episode opens up as Ashlei is about to make this internship her worshipful minion! No body is better equipped and in need of a change than our girl Lei, and I am loving her lady boss take charge attitude

Ashlei is the character that we have seen the most growth with throughout the entire 3 seasons and nowhere is that more important than here in episode 3. The elevator scene here at the beginning of the episode is one of my favorite moments of the entire season haha. Literally, this situation could only have happened to her!

Now the Adam, Cassie and Grayson situation isn't getting any less complicated! As a matter of fact it's getting harder to deny all the feels running around all over the place! I don't envy them a bit for that little smidge of drama but the tension it adds to the season keeps you reading just to find out how it's all gonna shake out.

Erin is still the one I'm most concerned about. You can easily see she is trying so hard to keep it all together after her attack and even though Bear and others are trying to get through to her she is still trying to keep the walls up but as I do know the more you try to keep them up after something like that the worse the break is gonna be when it happens.


This episode opens with my favorite gateway character haha Black Number Four was my first Kandi Steiner read and Skyler is still one of my top ten favorite heroines I have ever read. She is the perfect mix of fearless and questioning everything and trying to make her way in the world that pretty much exemplifies being a woman in this day and age. I LOVE her character. And this quote is the perfect example. "Sure, I like to flirt with boys and party with my sisters, but unfortunately, there’s neither a career path for those kinds of hobbies nor is there anything such as a Professional Paddleboarder or Dynamite Donut Eater that I’m aware of." She's trying to figure out what she wants out of life and is just going for it and blazing her own trail. (Can I just say we make the Dynamite Donut Eater profession a thing?)

Now the moment that PSU fans have at least thought about ALMOST happens in this episode and it ended about like I thought it would haha but I was whooping and hollering and okay there may have been some get it girl! Before more rational thought came in. . .

But episode three isn't done with the jaw dropping moments yet! This episode is so jam packed that I had to read it twice before I could move on to episode four.


Ohhh, Bear! Episode four starts out with our favorite frat boy in a bit of a dilemma and it's only natural he's a little thrown and hurting still from the Shawna debacle. And when the past rears its violet hued hair it's gonna be a game changer.

Adam and Cassie have an adorable moment and while I really liked her with Grayson before this season I'm not really a fan. So I'm all for Adam and Cassie to get together or just have her be a strong single girl and take on the world . Either or haha. And Ashlei 's internship is umm getting intense (and hot! Don't forget that part 😉 you can cut the tension with a knife it's so intense!) but she is also excelling at learning the job and leading the intern pack. I'm so proud of her journey!

So the secret that Baby Bear and Sky cooked up in the last episode comes to light and just when you thought nothing could shake Bear and Skyler's epic friendship this rocks it. Now while I see his point on the whole thing his immediate reaction wasn't good. (Ya hear that Bear I don't approve!) and that blow up leads Skyler right into a situation that may test the bonds of sisterhood.

Episode four contains all of the sun soaked, bubba keg fun we have come to expect from the PSU crew and the shockwaves from this episode will be felt all the way to the season finale I'm sure.


This season is counting down to the season finale and in this episode we are getting more and more glimpses as to how the situation came about in episode one. Ashlei is about to take off to the conference with her boss and that tension is off the charts. The girls all get together for a little quality time together before the holidays and this just further reminds us why their relationships are so strong. I love when we get to see them all together!

Cassie and Grayson are still in a tough patch of their relationship and I swear the green eyed monster has taken over Grayson. Making Cassie feel like she has to choose, never a easy spot to be in. The relationship drama doesn't end there though. My heart was breaking for Jess! Ohh my word!

Friendsgiving is one event you don't want to miss this season! And it seems like everything is up in the air and nothing is for certain. And we finally find out Erin's revenge on Landon. He deserves that and so much more after he attacked her.


Here it is the FINALE!! Ahh!!! over the course of this season we have seen relationships tested, friendships tested and personal/work lives changed. And it all comes down to this.

Ashlei is finishing up her internship and tying up loose ends there or did she? 😉 there's hope for a new relationship in her life and I hope we get to see that develop next season!

Skylar is still trying to find her way and signing up for classes I think we get a big hint on what is going to finally mesh for her and I am gonna love seeing where that goes. But also finally a reconciliation is happening! Good grief! It took long enough haha it feels like the whole world is off when those two are fighting. It's one of the natural laws or something. But the apology was so adorbs that I almost got a little teary.

The time for the showdown between Jess and Jarrett has also come and it was such a pivotal moment for her I think this season. It broke me a little haha not gonna lie it's an intense few pages guys!

Semi Formal or just a Formal in general with the Greeks is always a time for confessions and game changers and this year's event is no different. I loved how vulnerable Erin was in the garden with Bear. I think she's needed this moment for a while now and I gotta say I've missed her this season. We haven't seen her quite as much as usual. Cassie is having a hard time dealing with the aftermath of her choice and I knew she would! But she feels like something is off and boy what she overheard in the garden really sealed the fate for her and Grayson (that garden is seeing a lot of action am I right?!)

Ashlei comes to a realization and just when we think she has gotten exactly what she has been wanting in her romantic life she faces a choice that could make or break her but we all know our girl will persevere.

And Adam and Cassie! Be still my heart! Gah I love those two. Next season may throw them some more curveballs but they are in it to win it.

As everyone leaves for winter break it's with a lot of self growth and empowerment and that is what I always love about each season of PSU. It's a passionate life that I'm glad I get to experience with these characters!

Release Blitz! Palm South University: Season 3 By: Kandi Steiner

Title: Palm South University: Season 3
Author: Kandi Steiner
Release Date: Aug 10, 2017
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Drama. Lies. Sex.

Welcome to Palm South University.

The weather isn’t the only thing heating up in South Florida. At a school where fraternities and sororities don’t exactly play by the rules, relationships are bound to be tested. Parties and sex are definitely key ingredients in the Palm South recipe, but what happens when family issues, secret lives, and unrequited love get tossed in the mix?

Follow Cassie, Bear, Jess, Skyler, Erin, Ashlei, and Adam as they tackle college at a small, private beach town university. Written in television drama form, each episode of this serial will pull you deeper and deeper into the world of PSU.

Where the sun is hot and the clothes are scarce, anything can happen.

Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.


Cover Reveal! Savior By: S.L. Scott


From New York Times Bestselling Author, S.L. SCOTT, comes the conclusion to the captivating series, The Kingwood Duet. With memorable characters and an unforgettable story, it is one you do not want to miss!


Title: Savior

Series: The Kingwood Duet, book 2

Genre: Mystery, Romantic Suspense

Release Date: August 13, 2017

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New York Times Bestselling Author’s new ROMANTIC SUSPENSE duet has readers consumed by the BREATHTAKING love and mysteries that lie between the pages.

Everything is not as it seems.

Alexander IV has succeeded to the throne of the billion-dollar Kingwood Empire, but the people he thought he could trust aren’t allies.

They’re enemies.

Everyone he cares about is at risk.

Decisions–SACRIFICES–must be made.

What will he do to protect the people he loves? Will Sara Jane live or die?

Find out NOW in this EPIC conclusion to the bestselling The Kingwood Duet.






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Review: All of You, All of Me By: Claudia Burgoa

Review: All of You, All of Me By: Claudia Burgoa

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This story is the most emotionally charged and I'm positive that it is the best of Claudia's career so far. With this story and characters it challenges the norm for romance novels. But it is one of the most true life romance stories I have ever read. Few authors are brave enough to just take a story with characters who suffer from various mental disorders and show all of the ins and outs of how those relationships progress. It is not always sunshine and roses it might be difficult at times but that connection with another person might make all the difference. By no means is she telling us that falling in love is a magic cure! Thank goodness haha because it wouldn't be the truth.

Hunter and Willow are the most intriguing characters. We fall immediately into their story and it does hop back and forth time wise in the early parts of the book but that gives it a cinematic feel to it which I really enjoyed. They are magic together and their chemistry flows so well. Even during the tough parts of their relationship.

This quote from one of the chapter headers really made me stop and think The greatest act of rebellion these days is being a gentleman. ~ Anonymous and it's perfect for a feeling I have felt about romance novels for a while now. I love books that feature a real life guy who's not perfect, who doesn't proclaim to be anything other than just a red blooded typical dude haha he makes mistakes but he loves with everything he has. Does not have to be a bajillionaire with a red room. Just a sweet guy with a little bit of a wild side. Those are books I want to read. And Hunter is definitely one of those heroes who stick with you. (He's got my vote above and beyond all of the other heroes in Claudia's novels!) he's perfectly imperfect and that to me is a huge plus!

All in all I know this is going to be a book that people will want to talk about! Not just for the characters or writing skill but because hopefully for the stigmas it erases for mental illness. Hopefully it can spark a conversation like hey, I have this illness but it doesn't comprise everything I am now or in the future. And that I am worthy and able to love and be loved. And that ladies (and if any gentlemen read this review haha) is a powerful statement!

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