Our Book Review – Playing the Game (A Beautiful Game, #1) by Karen Frances


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Jess Taylor has everything a girl could ever ask for. A beautiful house, the job of her dreams, a loyal best friend and a baby on the way. But her partner, Scott, takes most of that away from her in a horrible way.

Waking up in the hospital, Jess knows that Scott is responsible for her horrific injuries, and the tragic loss of her precious son. And even though the have had their fair share of arguments, she never thought he would ever raise a hand to her.

While recovering at her parents house, she falls, literally, into the arms of Fletcher Adams, the famous football player, who has a reputation as a player and ladies man.

While not everyone agrees with their blossoming relationship, Jess and Fletch are exactly what they each need in their lives.

But not everything is perfect, the past is about to catch up with Jess, with devastating results, and the one person who she wants by her side, is not there.

The long awaited Playing series is here.
A fantastic start to what is, I feel, going to be an amazing series.
Karen, you superstar, you’ll all soon be #fallingforfletch

5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Release Blitz – Playing the Game – Author: Karen Frances




Title: Playing the Game

Series: A Beautiful Game #1

Author: Karen Frances

Genre: Romance

Release Date: January 16, 2017





International football star Fletcher Adams always has an eye on the ladies and, more often than not, one on each arm. The sexy football pin-up knows he needs to make changes in his life, but changes don’t come easily. It’s time to head home to Scotland, away from everything that distracts him, and concentrate on Playing the Game.


Jessica Taylor, a young ambitious business woman, has her whole life mapped out. With her own home, a boyfriend, and a baby on the way, her life is moving along according to plan. When the unimaginable happens, her world crashes down and the happy life she had is plunged into darkness.


A meeting of chance brings together two very different people from different worlds. Both are trying to move forward from pasts that haunt them. While Jessica is trying

to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, Fletcher is trying to prove he’s calmed his wild ways and is ready to be the man to help piece her heart back together. Will Fletcher Adams be the right man to save her, or will she be the one to save him?

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“You’re Fletcher, aren’t you?” a tall blonde with legs that go on for miles asks, resting her hand on my shoulder. Logan smiles with a look that says you’ve pulled tonight. She is pretty tidy looking, but has overdone it in the make-up department. I rake my eyes in appreciation over her

body. Curves in all the right places, and those tits, bloody hell…I could have a lot

of fun with those as I slide between them, but of course, they’re probably fake.

“Yeah,” I say, even though I shouldn’t, but I’m sure the rest of the guys are loving the female attention they’re getting. “Drinks all around,” I call out.

The bartender smiles as he looks at our company. Even he has an idea of how tonight will end.

The blonde tells me her name, but I don’t take any notice. I don’t want to remember her name in the morning, or whenever I creep out of her bed. Makes it easier that way. As the alcohol flows freely, the blonde keeps trying to persuade me to get on the dance floor with her. She seems the type that wouldn’t mind putting on one hell of a floor show. I might be on the drunk side now, but I’m still cautious. I’ve definitely learned my lesson over the years; you just never know who is lurking around, ready to get pictures. She can do what she wants for me in private later on, though.

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Karen Frances currently lives just outside Glasgow, Scotland, with her husband, five children and two dogs, although she does dream of living somewhere warm and sunny. Her days are spent helping her husband run their busy family business. She spends some of her free time trying to keep fit and prepare healthy meals for her family, when their busy schedules allow them to sit down at meal times together. The rest of her free time she uses to plot and write and occasionally read.

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Release Blitz – Ego Maniac – Vi Keeland





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The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office.

I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills.

He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.

Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant.

Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all.

Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office. He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated.

Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent.

I was swindled out of ten grand.

The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place.

I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients. But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind.

I never expected my body to react every time we argued. Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.

The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships. And my job was to help people save their marriages.

The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing.

And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.



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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twelve languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.


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Release Day Blitz – Undeniable Temptation – Eden Summers

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Book: Undeniable


Series: Reckless Beat Book


Author: Eden Summers

Release Date: January

16, 2017

Haunted by a kiss.


his destructive marriage behind him, Ryan Bennett can no longer

deny his insatiable attraction to the one woman in control of his future. He

needs her. Craves her. She’s the only glimpse of happiness through the building

drama in his life and yet one drunken kiss has pushed her further away.

Tormented by what’s at stake.


Gorman’s management contract states she can never act on her feelings for any

members of the Reckless Beat band but Ryan has always owned her heart. No

matter how long he’s held her captive with his deep soul and easy friendship,

he’s off limits. End of story. If only her heart would get the memo. She can’t

resist him. Even when their attraction gets in the way of her job.

The price of love is high. Is it worth the cost?


Leah’s career on the line and Ryan’s reputation in tatters, ignoring their

attraction may prove safer than risking everything they hold dear. They have to

decide what matters most—their years of friendship, or a chance at love that

will destroy them both if they can’t make it work.

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He can seduce with a single glance.

Peering down at a sea

of fans, rock star, Mitchell Davies can’t deny the innocent beauty of a woman in

the front row. He’ll stop at nothing to get to know her. When a public

altercation leaves her weak and defenseless, he takes the opportunity to be her


She’s been sheltered from the world.

Alana Shelton wants to

spread her wings and experience life away from her restrictive upbringing. But

she isn’t prepared for a gorgeous stranger to sweep her off her feet while at

her most vulnerable.

Attraction will bring them together, but their pasts will try to

tear them apart.

He wants to teach her

how to trust, but she’ll show him how to love. In a glamorous world of

rock-and-roll, only time will tell if they’re up for the challenge.


ONE lucky winner will

win the


About the Author


Eden Summers is a

bestselling author of contemporary romance with a side of sizzle and sarcasm.


She lives in Australia with a young family who are well aware she’s circling

the drain of insanity. Eden can’t resist alpha dominance, dark features

and sarcasm in her fictional heroes and loves a strong heroine who knows when

to bite her tongue but also serves retribution with a feminine smile on her


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Reckless Beat


Series Reading Order:


Attraction (Mitch)


Addiction (Blake)


Weekend (Reckless Beat in Vegas)


Lust (Mason)


Groove (Sean)


Rendezvous (Leah)

Blog Tour – This Time Around – C. Kaye

Book: This Time Around

Author: C. Kaye

Genre: Contemporary Romance


A Second Chance at Love…

Raef Alvero has been groomed his entire life to take over as CEO of Alvero & Alvero. He’s also spent his entire life trying to please his father…Even if that meant giving up the one woman he ever truly loved. Now fate has intervened. Raef is faced with handling the buyout  and closing down of a chain of hair salons…one in which Gemma works. Five years has passed since Raef decided to leave Gemma, but everything comes rushing back when he walks into the salon. All the pain, all the memories…all the love. And he knows he won’t let her go again. Not ever, no matter what else he has to give up.

Can be a dangerous thing.

Gemma Warren knew the salon franchise had been sold …but she never expected the new owner to show up at the shop –and she really never expected he would be the same 6 feet of seduction who left her heartbroken and pregnant 5 years ago. But what she’s feeling –aside from total shock – isn’t hatred. The feelings of love Raef left her with have just been buried deep in her heart ,and now that he’s back, keeping them secret from him will be as impossible as keeping their daughter a secret. With pictures of little Charlotte displayed all over the salon, Raef would know immediately he had a child. Then what…? Could he ever forgive Gemma for hiding her?

A second chance is all they need, some time to forgive, but there’s a sinister plan already set in motion—one that will threaten not only Raef and Gemma’s happiness, but the life of their little girl.

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Growing up in rural Louisiana, I dreamed of one day being a writer. Although it took many years to achieve that dream, life has been fulfilling along the way. Being a wife and a mother are the things I consider my biggest accomplishments. My family is number one in my eyes.

By day, I work in a public school finance. At night and on weekends, I become a writer. Outside of work and writing, I enjoy reading, photography and traveling. I am obsessed with all things Disney and Thirty Seconds to Mars. In addition to my husband and son, my three favorite men are Mickey Mouse, Jared Leto and Shannon Leto.

I can’t forget to mention my two babies, Beaux–our half Yorkie, half Labrador doggie–and

Kat–who is actually a cat.  They complete our little family and have helped with our empty-nest since our children have become adults. They are very spoiled and have a hard time understanding why they can’t be in my lap when I am writing.

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Release Blitz – Call Me Daddy – Author : Jade West

Title: Call Me Daddy 
Author : Jade West
Genre: Erotic, Romance,  
Cover: RBA Designs 



I want him to be my first.
I want him to be the one.
I want him to be my everything.
I didn’t expect to spend my eighteenth birthday stranded in the pouring rain with no way to make it home. 
I didn’t expect to be rescued from the worst night of my life by the most amazing man I’d ever seen.
His name is Nick, and he says he wants to take care of me, says he’ll look after me, says I don’t need to be alone anymore.
He treats me like a princess, like the fragile little girl he saved from the cold. 
But I like him… I like him like that. 
I’ve never liked anyone like that before…
And it’s weird, this thing we have… 
It’s like I can’t decide how we’re supposed to be… what we are… 
Until he says the words…
Call me Daddy.
If Daddy smut is your kink, dive right in. If not, this definitely, definitely is not the book for you.
You have been warned. 

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Jade has increasingly less to say about herself as time goes on, other than the fact she is an author, but she’s happy with this fact. 

Living in imaginary realities and having a legitimate excuse for it is really all she’s ever wanted. 
Jade is as dirty as you’d expect from her novels, and talking smut makes her smile. 
She lives in the Herefordshire countryside with a couple of hounds and a guy who’s able to cope with her inherent weirdness. 


She has a red living room, decorated with far more zebra print than most people could bear and fights a constant battle with her addiction to Coca-Cola.





Cover Reveal – Checkmate – Rose Sawyer

Title: Checkmate
Author: Rose Sawyer
Series: Stalemate, Part 2 of 2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 18, 2017
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing

Cover Designer: Claire Smith

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Ellie Collins has always been good at hiding her emotions, but when they threaten to overwhelm her, she channels them into her work. After leaving behind the first person to capture her heart, Ellie’s heartbreak leaves her more motivated than ever before. She has one more job to take care of and nothing left to lose.
Alex King is determined and stubborn. Unable to walk away from the woman who’s left him dazed, his life is about to get crazier than ever. Through the thick fog of deception, both Ellie and Alex have a decision to make that will change their lives forever. They can only hope that their choices are not taken from them before it’s too late.
When the moves are made and the positions set, who will finally deliver checkmate?


Part 1


Rose Sawyer currently lives on campus full time while working on her undergraduate degree in Biblical and Religious studies with an emphasis on Religion and Sociology in California, where she was born and raised. On weekends, she travels home to see her parents and the gaggle of cats, dogs, horses and other four-legged animals that she loves.

At 19, she has written seven romance novels, is currently writing two more and has another two in the process of being published. The majority of her novels can be found at Wattpad.com, where they are available to read for free.