Monday 30 November 2020

Beauty and the City blog tour





THE BOOKWORM’S GUIDE TO FAKING IT, an all-new, side-splittingly hilarious second chance romcom from New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart is LIVE!!!


What I expected on Saturday morning: Books.

What I got on Saturday morning: my ex-best friend and first crush in front of me.

Let it be known that I, Holley Stuart, do not give a single rat's behind about pro baseball's star pitcher Sebastian Stone.

I definitely don't care that he's standing in my bookstore.

Nor do I care that he seems to have forgotten about the last time we saw each other--senior prom, when he both humiliated me and broke my heart, albeit unknowingly.

Now, he needs a date to his sister's wedding.

Don't ask me how I ended up being it, because I have no idea. But that's the least of my problems.

His grandfather is adamant we're dating, and Seb isn't in a hurry to convince him otherwise, so I have no choice but to go along with it.

The problem? The only thing I've ever faked is... well, you know.

I've definitely never faked my feelings for someone.

And judging by the way I feel whenever Seb looks at me, it doesn't look like I'm starting now...

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I needed my Emma Hart fix and Holley didn’t disappoint. She’s the perfect bookworm to give me a big dose of Rom-Com at it’s best.

Holley and Sebastian used to be best friends. On Prom night everything changed and not in a good way. Now Holley hates Seb.

Seb is a famous baseball player with an injury. He’s returning home for his sister's wedding and hoping to mend the broken bridge with Holley.

These two are hilarious and had me screaming for them to kiss already. Holley stubborn and Seb’s desperate to win her over. Let the sparks fly and give me my Hart fix.

Just what I needed. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review however I collect Emma Harts paperbacks so this will be on my shelf! 


Black Hearts Still Beat Series by L. A. Cotton #Blitz #Review


Title: Rush: Eva & Rafe Book 1
Series: Black Hearts Still Beat #1
Author: L. A. Cotton
Genre: Angsty Rock Star Romance


Evangeline Walker knows how quickly everything can change.

But nothing can prepare her for the moment she meets Rafe Hunter.

Intense gray eyes.
Wicked smile.
Tattoos inked on his skin just begging to be touched. 

Those aren’t the reasons Eva should stay away from him though.

The fact he’s the bassist for America’s hottest rock band is the reason she should run and never look back.

Everyone knows the greatest love stories all start somewhere.

... this is their beginning.

My Review
Audiobook read.

I’ve been wanting to read an L.A. Cotton book for a while and I’m so glad it didn’t disappoint. Evangeline is a cancer survivor, only she doesn’t know how to start living again. When a talent contest offers hope to making money for her family she takes a chance. What she didn’t expect was to meet Rafe Hunter.

This is the first book in a series. There is some beautiful singing in the audiobook and the romance is a slow burn.

No obligation to review however copy was free from the author. My review is honest and my own opinion.



Title: Rise: Eva & Rafe Book 2
Series: Black Hearts Still Beat #2
Author: L. A. Cotton
Genre: Angsty Rock Star Romance


Eighteen-year-old Eva Walker knew going on tour with Black Hearts Still Beat would be complicated.

She didn’t expect to find herself torn between two brothers.

One wants her but he walked away before.

The other needs her but she doesn’t understand why.

It’s only time before the truth comes out, and when it does, nothing will be the same for Country’s newest sweetheart and the black-hearted boys of Rock. 

My Review
Rise continues Eva and Rafe's story. The quiet girl from Tennessee is going on tour with Black Hearts Still Beat. After the Jamesboro County Talent Show, we left Eva and Rafe in a good place, but a quick fling is completely different from being on the road with someone. Both have their demons to battle. Both avoiding the truth.

Eva is a cancer survivor and in Rise we see her coming out of her shell and finding a way to start living again.

Rafe always puts his brother first. He doesn't need Eva clouding his thoughts.

Maybe Country can be good for rock. Maybe Eva can mend more than one heart?

I really enjoyed this. It has rock star quality and a good backstory. The chemistry between Eva and Rafe is what drives the story, but their relationship with his brother is what keeps you guessing.

The first instalment I listened to the audiobook but this was equally as good to read the words.

*I've joined the Blog Tour for book four. My words are my opinion.



Title: Rule: Eva & Rafe Book 3
Series: Black Hearts Still Beat #3
Author: L. A. Cotton
Genre: Angsty Rock Star Romance


Rafe Hunter thought he was destined for two things in life: playing guitar, and keeping his brother on the straight and narrow.

Until Eva.

She makes him want to be better. Makes him dream of life after the band. But Black Hearts Still Beat is all he’s ever known.

Rafe wants a future with Eva but when you’re choosing between your heart and head, fame or the future, nothing is ever simple.

Music saved them, but is it finally time for Rafe to let his heart rule? Or will love be the ultimate downfall of Eva and her Black Hearted boys? 

My Review
I love the Black Heart Still Beat world. Rule is the third book in the series and it’s continuous so you have to read the other two books first.

Rafe is really to take a leap of faith. It’s all for her. Eva is different and worth risking everything. Can he convince her to re join the tour and can they convince his brother that this can work?

This isn’t a love triangle book in the sense there is a choice but it’s a messy family relationship. Levi is out of control. Rafe has always put him first but now Eva is more important. Can she keep the boys together?

There is another book after this and Rule will leave you wanting more.

The couple are strong but this is still an emotional read. Can they have it all or will Levi ruin everything.

This is a great rockstar world to get lost in.



Title: Ruin: Levi Hunter's Story
Series: Black Hearts Still Beat #4
Author: L. A. Cotton
Genre: New Adult Rock Star Romance


Working for America’s hottest rock band should be a dream come true for Phoebe Halstead. 
And it would be, if it wasn’t for lead singer, Levi Hunter. 
Tortured... Brooding... Broken. He’s everything she should stay away from. 
Unfortunately for Phoebe, she’s exactly the kind of girl Levi needs. The light to his dark. The calm to his storm. 
He wants to be worthy of her; she knows he’ll never change. 
Everyone knows the greatest love stories end one of two ways: 
... with a happily-ever-after or in heartache and ruin.

My Review
Levi Is the bad boy you shouldn’t fall for. After scandal breaks out about his latest behaviour, Levi does what he does best. Losing himself in drugs and booze is his way of coping. The band needs him and not the bad press he brings them. When a new intern offers him a new kind of addiction can Levi finally start living for the future instead of dwelling in the past?

Phoebe needs the intern job and knows she should keep it professional. She knows the stories and is aware Levi is self destructive. When she rejects him, she see the mess it causes, but that isn’t a reason to say yes to Levi.

This is book four in the Black Heart still beats series. The first three books are focused on Rafe, Levi’s brother. We know Levi is in a bad place, but can Phoebe finally pull him out or is she destined for heartache?

Awesome series. *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I’ve listened to most of the books on audio but happy to get my fix anyway I can.




Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, L A is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns. 

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find L A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.


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Suck My Life book one in the brand new Sucking Dead Series by 

Andie M Long is releasing on December 15th and is available for 

pre-order now.

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One minute I'm working in a bookshop and the next minute a vampire 

decides to kill me.


Enter the tall, dark, handsome stranger who’s been hanging around the 

store lately. He has a deal he says I can’t refuse. I can either a) die or 

b) become a vampire and Queen of the Wayward.


Great choices there, hey? Obviously, I choose option b.


So here I am, trying to get used to not only being undead, 

but to my new royal role where I'm in charge of the Home of Wayward 

Souls. Yep, any newly dead spirits that are wild, unhappy, and out to cause 

trouble. All mine.


Oh, and there's another tiny thing I need to get my head around. 

The guy who prevented my demise? He's Death himself. The grim reaper 

took a shine to me and wants to take me on a date.


Suck. My. Life.





About Andie M Long:

Andie M. Long is author of the popular Supernatural Dating Agency series amongst many others.

She lives in Sheffield with her son and long-suffering partner.

When not being partner, mother, writer, or book editor, she can usually be found on Facebook or walking her whippet, Bella.

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Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy #Blitz



Holiday Romance, Romance

Date Published: October 2020

Publisher: Hallmark Publishing

Only $.99 – November 30th – December 4th

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When Sophie Davis sorts through a box of donated books to her church, she’s surprised to discover a soldier’s journal. As the daughter of a veteran who watched her father struggle over the years, she feels a deep connection to the man who wrote the emotional entries.

Former Marine Cole Aaron battled to find peace after returning to civilian life. He’s always needed to protect others. Now, fighting fires in Pine Hill, Kentucky helps him put out the demons within him. When Sophie shows up at the fire hall with his journal from when he’d first returned stateside, Cole can’t believe it was in the box he’d donated. Not wanting to face painful memories, he tells her to trash it.

Sophie and Cole are drawn together as they both volunteer for their community, but it’s hard for Cole to let down his guard, and he doesn’t need anyone’s pity. After all he’s been through in the past, can he find faith in a more hopeful future…one touched by joy?

This heartwarming romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Dilly Duchess Potatoes.

Other Holiday Romance Novel By Janice Lynn:

Wrapped Up in Christmas

Published: October 2019

A USA TODAY Bestseller!

A gift of warmth to heal two hearts…

Sarah Smith in Pine Hill, Kentucky has had her heart broken in the past. She pours herself into her work at church and into special projects—like making a quilt for a wounded warrior.

Bodie Lewis is lost. All he’s ever wanted was his career as an Army Ranger, but he was injured in an explosion that killed his brothers in arms. In the hospital, he receives a handmade quilt. Later, he sets out on his final mission: to find and thank its maker.

Bodie expected Sarah to be an elderly lady, not a lovely young woman. When she mistakes him for a handyman, he doesn’t immediately set her straight. Instead, he sets about repairing the home she’s turning into a bed and breakfast. Sarah’s presence and the spirit of the small town bring Bodie something he thought he’d left far behind on the battlefield: hope.

This heartwarming sweet romance includes a free quilt pattern from the Quilts of Valor Foundation and a new original Hallmark recipe for Cinnamon Swirl Bread.


About the Author

USA TODAY best selling author Janice Lynn strives to write characters who evoke strong emotions and make readers want to go along on their journeys.

Her first sweet romance, Wrapped Up in Christmas, was Hallmark Publishing's first release to hit the USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal's bestseller lists; and was a finalist in the Bookseller's Best Award. Janice also writes contemporary Medical Romances for Harlequin, and her books have won numerous awards, including the National Readers' Choice Award, the Golden Quill for Best Short contemporary Romance and for Best First Book, Romantic Times Magazine's American Title, and the Holt Medallion Award of Merit.

Janice lives in Tennessee with her Prince Charming, their seven kids, her vivid imagination, an adorable Maltese named Halo who's the true princess of the house and a bunch of unnamed dust bunnies who took up permanent residence after Janice started her writing career. In addition to writing romance, Janice is a nurse practitioner, a quilter, an exercise queen, a military mama and a member of and an avid supporter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation. Just kidding on the exercise queen.

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Can't Catch My Breath by Sarah Sutton


Can’t Catch My Breath
Sarah Sutton
Publication date: 26th January 2021
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Addy Arden lives in a land called denial.

After losing her dad in a car accident, she’d rather pretend things were okay than be crushed by grief and guilt. Her friends buy the fake smiles and her mom doesn’t seem to notice…or care.

And Addy is doing great until she’s paired with Vincent Castello, the most intimidating senior at Greenville High, for a class project. Interview a random classmate and write a report on them. Should be easy, right?

Not by a longshot.

Because the car accident that killed Addy’s dad? It left Vincent’s father paralyzed.

Talk about an awkward ice-breaker.

As the two grow closer, can Addy face her grief and guilt head-on and put her past behind her, or will she let it consume her, and lose the guy who truly takes her breath away?

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Sarah Sutton is a YA Romance author, bringing you stories about teenagers falling in love (sometimes with magic)She spends her days dreaming up ideas with her two adorable puppies by her side being cheerleaders (and mega distractions).

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“Finch, want to explain what she is talking about?” Wheaton’s question jolted all three of the women into action. When Finch walked into the room behind Wheaton, all three started moving.
“Keep him away from me!” Claudia shouted as Pixie and Poppy shielded her with their pregnant bodies.
“Finch, you’re my friend but you need to stop right there,” Poppy ordered angrily.
“What the hell have you done?” Pixie asked, shaking her head at him.
“I saved her.” Finch moved slowly closer, hands out in surrender. Claudia felt his eyes on her as he advanced on their group.
“Really? The rope around her wrists and ankles are disagreeing with that statement,” Pixie pointed out sarcastically....
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Casey Grimes at Trickery School #Blitz



Casey Grimes Book 2

Middle Grade Fantasy

Published Date: November 13, 2020

Publisher: INtense Publications LLC

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Twelve-year-old Casey Grimes almost died fighting the Butcher Beasts. On the bright side, he’s no longer invisible. Even better, he’s enrolled at Trickery School in the heart of Sylvan Woods—a secret forest society in charge of keeping monsters out of the suburbs. 

The campus is gorgeous, the classes are crazy, and Casey and his little sister Gloria have good friends: Luci and Robert and Jake. But Casey quickly realizes he has bigger problems than surviving Land Creature Defense and Extreme Climbing.

Magic is causing controversy at Trickery. It’s back on the curriculum after a hundred years and everyone knows Casey is responsible. Even worse, someone is out to get him, someone more cunning than a Bog Creep or Hyena Toad.

As the shadow enemy closes in, Casey races to discover why he’s being targeted. Solving the deadly mystery will take all the courage and tenacity he’s got.


About the Author

 AJ Vanderhorst has had many jobs, including journalist, paramedic, escape artist, and baby whisperer. One time in fifth grade, he built a traffic-stopping fort in a huge oak tree, using only branches and imagination, and slept there for a week.

Now he and his wife live in a woodsy house with their proteges and a ridiculous number of pets, including a turtle with a taste for human toes. This makes AJ an expert on wild, dangerous things—invisibility spells, butcher beasts, hungry kids, you get the idea.

He is the only author in the world who enjoys pickup basketball and enormous bonfires, preferably not at the same time. He and his family have drawn up several blueprints for their future tree castle. Visit AJ online at


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