Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Say You'll Stay by Corinne Michaels ~ Review by JMAC

Say You'll Stay by Corinne Michaels

One word. 

It was all he had to do. Instead, he got on that bus and took my heart with him. 

That was seventeen years ago. 

I moved on. Marriage. Kids. White picket fence. Everything I ever wanted, but my husband betrayed me and I was left once again. 

Alone, penniless, and with two boys, I had no choice but to return to Tennessee. He wasn’t supposed to be there. I should’ve been safe. However, fate has a way of stepping in. 

This time around, the tables are turned. It’s my decision. Second chances do exist, but I don’t know if we can repair what’s already been broken . . . 

** This book is a STANDALONE **

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When I first discovered this book on Goodreads, I read the synopsis and thought it looked so good. I immediately put it on my TBR list.  Fast forward a couple of weeks (yesterday) and my friend and I were talking about what we were currently reading and she told me that she had just picked up Say You’ll Stay and that I should buddy read it with her.  At that point I was freaking because 1 how did I not know it was live already, and 2 I was so freaking excited because I really wanted to read this book.  At this point I had mostly forgotten what the book was about, just that I knew I it was on my TBR. (I blame the pregnancy brain.)

So this being the first Corinne Michaels book I’ve ever read, I didn’t really know what to expect.  I think I read 2 pages of the prologue and I was a mess.  Tears streaming down my face, snot running from my nose.  A hot mess, and that was just the freaking prologue.  I wasn’t expecting the book to be emotional, let alone in the first couple of pages.
After reading the prologue I was hooked.  Nothing was getting me off of my couch until I finished, except maybe a bathroom break.

Presley was married with twin boys.  After moving from the south she was finally happy.  Nothing could ruin her happiness, until one day it was taken from her.

“I watch them go and I cry.  I cry for them.  For me.  And for how much pain this is going to cause them.”

After being left with twin boys, no money, and drowning in debt, the only option Presley had was to move back home.  The one place she didn’t want to go.

Enter sexy Hennington boys here.

The Hennington brothers have known Presley since they were babies.  The whole dynamic of the friendships was great.  It made the book that much more special.  I laughed with them, I cried.  I FELT IT ALL.
Zach Hennington was Presley’s first love, her first everything.  Part of the reason she didn’t want to return home was because of him.  She essentially was gone because of him, so coming back home and seeing Zach was the last thing she wanted to do.

“She fucking ruined me”

Zach and Presley are amazing.  They’re honestly just made for each other.  It was like once they saw each other again, they knew, and I the reader knew that their story was so far from over.  After everything that happened Presley wasn’t having it.  WHATSOEVER.  But fate always wins and it was destined for these two.

“I can wait for you.  I can wait forever it that’s what it takes.”

Words won’t even do justice to how much I loved this book.  It’s 100% one of my favorite books of the year.  Besides Say You’ll Stay being a second chance romance, it’s also a southern romance.  Southern romances are my FAVORITE.  Say You’ll Stay had it all, emotions (a lot of emotions), humor, sexiness, realness.  IT HAD EVERYTHING.  I always say that if an author can make me feel with just their words, they’re extremely talented, and boy oh boy did Corinne make me feel.

Say You’ll Stay is the story of love, pain, and forgiveness. I honestly just think everyone should read it.  It’s amazing, and you will love it.  I promise!

“When two people loved each other without inhibitions, the way we have, there is no chance of ever being the same again.  The connection we share isn’t something that can be severed.  I learned to love differently, and in this instant, my soul has found its way back to him.”

Corinne, I will definitely be reading more of your books!

Release Blast ~ Man Of Action by Janie Crouch

He was a man of action—especially when it came to 
protecting his new undercover partner…

Omega Sector: Critical Response #4
Janie Crouch
Releasing June 21st, 2016
Harlequin Intrigue

He was a man of action—especially when it came to protecting his new undercover partner… 

At nineteen, Andrea Gordon's life was forever changed. After proving herself instrumental in a bank hostage crisis, she became one of Omega Sector's top agents. Four years later, her skill at reading people is unrivaled—until she meets fellow profiler Brandon Han. Paired together to track a serial killer who has been targeting at-risk women, the two become entangled beyond the case. Their mutual attraction deepens as they get closer to the truth. But when Andrea's own sordid past surfaces, they will both be forced to question everything about the assignment…and each other. 

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Nominated for the 2014 & 2015 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, and a finalist in multiple other Romance literary awards, Janie Crouch loves to read – almost exclusively romance – and has been doing so since middle school. She cut her teeth on Harlequin (Mills & Boon) Romances when she lived in Wales, UK as a preteen, then moved on to a passion for romantic suspense as an adult.

Janie recently relocated with her husband and four children to Germany (due to her husband's job as support for the U.S. Military), after living in Virginia for nearly 20 years.  When she’s not listening to the voices in her head (and even when she is), she enjoys traveling, long-distance running, movie-watching, knitting and adventure (obstacle) racing.

She teaches online communication classes for an American college part time, and writes full time. Most of all, she loves to laugh and smile and count her blessings. And her blessings are many.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Cover Reveal ~ Begin to Begin by A.S. Brown

Marin Thompson thought that her fairy tale had already been written. She was engaged to her high school sweetheart, starting her dream business, and couldn't wait to start a family.
Then tragedy struck.

She was lost, living in a nightmare, hoping for justice every day. The only thing that gave her any amount of joy was her bookstore, Chapter Fifteen.
But when handsome Dalton Young saves her from an encounter that could have ended in yet another tragedy, things begin to change for Marin. She starts to feel things she never thought would be possible again; things she doesn't think she should even be experiencing.

Who is this kind, but mysterious man, and where did he come from? What Marin doesn't know is that Dalton has his own past that he is trying to escape, and the one thing he is hiding may be enough to send her tumbling over the edge in despair.

Can Dalton help Marin move on from tragedy, or is he the key to serving the justice she so desperately desires?

A.S. Brown is new to the writing world with Sober Addiction being her debut novel. When she's not writing she enjoys spending time with family, reading and dreaming up new ideas to write about. She lives in small town Pennsylvania with her husband, two children and two geriatric dogs.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Sale - Let Me by Cecy Robson - ONLY $0.99 FOR LIMITED TIME!


The O'Brien Family Series Book Two
Cecy Robson
Released April 19th, 2016

Once he was broken beyond repair. Now this MMA contender is fighting to be a better man—for her. RT Book Reviews proclaims that the O’Brien Family series from award-winning author Cecy Robson “has the hottest brothers ever!” And in Let Me, it is Finn’s turn to discover how love can heal the deepest wounds.

A mixed martial arts star on the rise, Finn O’Brien dismantles his opponents with brutal precision. And yet beneath his fierce persona, Finn is raw from a trauma he’s buried for years . . . until the day his deep-rooted rage erupts and lands him in court-mandated therapy. Finn’s not one to bare his soul, but if talking it out means meeting beautiful women like Sol Marieles, he’ll give it a shot.

Sol is working toward her master’s degree in psychology, and already she feels like she’s in over her head. With an important internship on the line and a scary family situation demanding her attention, the last thing Sol needs is Finn around to distract her. The man is ripped and seriously sexy yet it’s his troubled side that warns her to keep her distance. But their attraction is intense, and he clearly has the heat to see how far and fast their passion takes them.

Alone, Finn and Sol have been fighting to find happiness in their lives. Together, there’s no stopping them as they face their greatest challenges—not in the ring, but in their hearts. 

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Cecy Robson is a new adult and contemporary author of the Shattered Past series, the O’Brien Family novels and upcoming Carolina Beach novels, as well as the award-winning author of the Weird Girls urban fantasy romance series. A 2016 double nominated RITA®finalist for Once Pure and Once Kissed, Cecy is a recovering Jersey girl living in the South who enjoys carbs way too much, and exercise way too little. Gifted and cursed with an overactive imagination, you can typically find her on her laptop silencing the yappy characters in her head by telling their stories.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Release Blitz - Targeted by Marissa Garner

For San Diego's elite FBI agents, risking their lives is standard procedure 
when it comes to capturing the city's most dangerous criminals-
but falling in love is the greatest risk of all. 

FBI Heat #2
Marissa Garner
Released June 7th, 2016
Forever Yours


FBI Special Agent Marissa Panuska faces the most explosive case of her career when she impersonates a female terrorist to infiltrate an al-Qaeda cell. Her dark hair, olive complexion, and Arabic fluency make her the perfect imposter, but each passing hour raises the risk of discovery. Can she stop the dirty-bomb plot-alone-when the Feds don't even know the target? And should she trust the mysterious man who bursts into her life when her cover is blown?


Former Navy SEAL Ameen Ali has a very personal reason for hating the terrorists and vowing to stop them. But when a beautiful woman joins the sleeper cell spreading death-to-America propaganda at his mosque, he doesn't want to believe she shares their evil goals. Can he convince her to join forces before it's too late?

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I'm a wife, writer, chocoholic, and animal lover, not necessarily in that order. As a little girl, I cut pictures of people out of my mother's magazines and turned them into characters in my simple stories. Now I write sexy paranormal romantic suspense, steamy contemporary romance, and edgy romantic thrillers. I live in sunny Southern California with my husband, but enjoy traveling from Athens to Anchorage to Acapulco and many locations in between.

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