#ReleaseBlitz: Pretty Ugly by Jane Anthony @JAnthonyAuthor @EJBookPromos #Review #Playlist

Welcome to the final day of the Pretty Ugly release blitz from Enticing Journey Book Promotions. Today I have a review for you which I hope you will enjoy! This is the second book in Jane Anthony’s Addicted Hearts series. If you missed my review of book one on Tuesday then follow the link below to read it now!

Book One: Pretty Reckless

Description

We were meant to live happily ever after,

a promise I sealed with a band of gold.

Our road was rocky and rough, yet worth every mark etched on my heart.

Kat is my addiction.

I’m her salvation.

Two hearts joined in pain.

Yet beneath the surface of our intended bliss, a tsunami was brewing.

An unstoppable force driven by deceit.

Now I’m back in New York — the city that stole my soul — caught between the future that awaits and a past that won’t let go.

I promised us a happy ending

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Review

After the turmoil of Pretty Reckless I thought I was prepared for Pretty Ugly but I didn’t have a clue what I was letting myself in for reading this book. Kat and Chase are seemingly living in bliss but they both are still haunted by the demons of their addiction and it really is only a matter of time until one of them bends too far and breaks.

I guess anybody reading this who hasn’t suffered with addiction would find it hard to understand that pull, how easy it can be to fall back down the rabbit hole and lose everything you’ve gained over the years of sobriety. But as someone living it I can tell you that every single day is a tremendous battle and sometimes things happen that rock that boat a little too much.

Seeing what happens in this book rocked my world as I read, tears pouring down my face as I watched Kat and Chase try to find their way through it back to each other. These two people are so real either of them could be me and I felt me heart ripping apart over and over through this book. Their love for each other just not being enough.

Pretty Ugly is dark, and gritty. Full of heart and soul. And it is well, ugly. But it is full of hope and love as well. I love these characters and I know that anybody who picks this series up is going to fall in love with them as much as I have.

Sending a huge thanks to Jane Anthony and Enticing Journey Book Promotions for the eARC so that I could read and honestly review this novel.

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About Jane Anthony

 

Writing what vibrates within her soul — romance, rock, representing Jersey moms in mini vans righteously — Jane Anthony gives a bit of herself and her quirky knowledge in each novel by incorporating her love of music through a book-specific playlist and adding things uniquely Jane to the plot, like her crazy family or ’80s trivia. When she’s not busy being mom or Mrs. A, you’ll find her at a concert, lost in a book, or on Facebook with her adoring readers.

Jane loves hearing from her readers! Connect with her on these social media sites, and don’t be too shy to say hello!

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TitlePretty Ugly
Series: Addicted Hearts #2
Author: Jane Anthony
Genre: Romance | Dark Romance | Contemporary Romance | Addiction
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 2 April 2018
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
Pages: TBA
Buy: Books2Read (Universal Link Redirects to Preferred Store)

#Review: Sins of the Father by Nikki Landis @landisnikkiauth #Playlist

Description

RIDE OR DIE baby . . .

I was drunk, angry, and spoiling for a fight.

The crowded bar was the perfect distraction until all hell broke loose.

She walked in. My world collapsed.

It wasn’t supposed to happen like this. I never thought I’d see her again.

Rae never should have been there that night . . .

but 5 years of regret, loss, and vengeance have waged war inside me.

And the sins of our fathers won’t stop me from claiming what’s mine: Rae Stenson.

She’s my addiction. I need her. Even if I have to lie, cheat, steal, or kill.

But it may not be the past that we have to confront as the real sins of our fathers wreak havoc in Providence, CA where reality and fantasy collide.

Ravage Riders MC #1, first in a series of Sci-Fi Alien Time Travel Romances with a twist. NO cheating, NO cliffhangers, and a Guaranteed happy ending! Is there anything sexier than gun toting alpha male bikers . . . who aren’t quite human? 
  

Love always deserves a second chance…even if it’s a little out of this world.

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Thanks to Nikki Landis for letting me share the Playlist for this book…it’s such a good mix of music I couldn’t help but share it! I highly recommend taking an hour to listen because it is absolutely fantastic!

Review

I LOVE MC romances with a passion, I love the whole tattooed, bearded bikers thing, just hits all the spots for me. Plus the music you link up with this kind of scenario is inevitably right up my street. I also love Nikki Landis books period. She writes in a way that pulls me in and holds me captive until the book is over and I just couldn’t wait to read and devour this one which just sounded like it had everything I wanted.

Now the funny thing is I hadn’t read the full description of this book. I knew the rough outline and had read several excerpts but not the full description as it appears above. So it turned out I was in for a few unexpected surprises which blew my bloody mind out of my head! Proving that sometimes going into a book completely dark is the best thing you can do.

Rae and Pete aka Edge have felt destined to be with each other since they were kids, their Dad’s were best friends and they’ve always been there for each other. Pete feels an incredible need to protect Rae from anything and anyone who might do her harm and Rae is a strong woman who doesn’t feel the need to be protected from anything.

The first two-thirds of this book is about these two as youngsters, falling in love, the danger that comes for them and how they eventually lose each other. The final part of the book is the second chance romance, beautifully written with some epic twists, right out of left field, and a chance for these two to correct old mistakes and find some semblance of happiness within the confines of a decades-old MC war.

I went through so many tissues reading this book…like so many. This really hit me hard, it’s so emotional, the characters get under your skin from the word go, I pulled that first tissue from the box during the first chapter. This is not a cheerful happy romance. It’s dark and gritty. The characters go through hell and are treated to a barrage of abuse from various sources. But through it all, they have one thing more important than anything else…Love.

I have to give a special mention to Pete’s best friend R.J. the strong, silent guy who would do anything for anybody, especially the two people he loves more than anybody else in the world Rae and Pete. This is a man I could fall for and I think I did a little during the course of this book. He plays a huge part in our love-birds story and I had to mention him as I have so much love in my heart for him now.

I can’t recommend this book highly enough, I think it could well be in my top ten of the year (I know it’s only February but it’s blown me away).

Thanks to Nikki Landis for gifting me this book so that I could read it and provide my honest review.

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TitleSins of the Father
Series: Ravage Riders MC #1
Author: Nikki Landis
Genre: Romance | Adult | Sci-Fi | MC Romance | Bikers
Publisher: Dark Arrow Publishing
Publication Date: 21 February 2018
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsN/A
Pages: 263
Buy: Books2Read (Universal Link Redirects to Preferred Retailer)

#BookBlitz: Simple Man by Ashley Hampton @drashleyhampton @XpressoTours #Playlist #Giveaway

Welcome to this book blitz organised by Xpresso Book Tours. Check out more about this book below along with an excerpt.

Description

Will Jenkins had an ideal life as a teenager until his parents were killed in a car accident. His two best friends, Nate and Finley, became his family. A few years later, Hannah breezed her way into town and became the sister Will never had but always wanted. Through Hannah, Will found Stacy, a woman he could not avoid as she was unlike all the others. Stacy was full of mystery and hiding something secretive behind her gorgeous smile. It was only a matter of time before Stacy gave in to Will’s advances, despite their close friendship. Will their budding relationship have a chance to grow? Or will Stacy’s secret past ruin everything?

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About Ashley Hampton

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Ashley Hampton works as a Licensed Psychologist in private practice during the day. When she leaves work, she puts on her writer and photographer hats and enjoys living in the worlds created in her mind. She lives near her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama with her cat, Gemma. Ashley wanted to find a creative way to meld her love for music and psychology with writing, and the Southern Rock Lyrics series was born. With other series planned, Ashley wants to write in the romance, erotica, and psychological thriller genres.

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Giveaway

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TitleSimple Man
Series: Southern Rock Lyrics Series #4
Author: Ashley Hampton
Genre: Adult | Romance | Contemporary
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 17 July 2017
Review Format: N/A
Other Formats: eBook
Pages: 118
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

#BookBlitz: Smoke and Mirrors by Susan Harris @SuzHarrisWrites @CrimsonTreePub @XpressoTours #GuestPost #Excerpt #Giveaway

I am pleased to be a part of this book blitz organised by Xpresso Book Tours. Check out more about this book below along with an excerpt and guest blog. If you want to catch up on the series you can do that by following these links…

Description

Ever Chace is a Valkyrie, but not just any Valkyrie—she’s a Valkyrie queen in the making.

Torn between the past and present, love and obligation, Ever is terrified of saying the words that would break the curse she is bound to. Pushing Derek away hasn’t simplified things; it has only made her miserable. With her father waking, and her and Derek’s lives on the line, can she really shy away from who and what she is becoming? How long can Ever keep her past lives a secret?

Pushing thoughts of his mate aside, Derek tries to focus on the task at hand—tracking down a monster that leaves nothing but a husk behind. But Ever is never truly off his mind, even as two of his own become targets of the unsub. Can he set his personal distractions aside to keep his team alive?

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Excerpt

Loki leaned in towards her ear, his breath a hot swirl of temptation on her skin. Erika’s eyes fluttered as Loki’s fingers danced over her hair. “I like your hair,” he whispered. “Can I have a piece?”

 

Gathering her wits, Erika slid her hands up his ribs, pressing her palms firmly against the muscle of his chest. With a gentle shove, she tried to put as much distance between herself and Loki as possible.

 

“We all know about your hair fetish, Loki,” she chided. “No need to remind us.”

 

Tilting his head to the side, he sighed. “You steal a girl’s hair once. Once. And if you recall, I did return it. Lady Sif forgave me… eventually.”

 

Human histories liked to mythologise them, weaving their stories with half-truths in order to appeal to those who liked fairy tales. Sometimes they got it right, while other times they got it completely wrong. Take Freya, for example—the human mythologies painted her as the goddess of love when, despite holding that title, Freya happened to be bloodthirsty and vengeful.

 

Loki, however, lived up to most of the stories told about him. The tale in which he had snipped off his sister-in-law’s hair because he’d been bored was one of those truths. Nowadays, profilers would study Loki’s behaviour, eager to find an explanation for his actions. But Loki was simply Loki; he liked to revel in mischief and mayhem.

 

“But I would never cut away any of that sensuous hair. I’m looking forward to fisting it in my hand when I take you.”

 

Erika waved off his comment, trying to ignore the quivers she felt in all the places her body yearned for Loki to touch. She hated herself a little bit for feeling this way about him. As if sensing her discomfort, Loki ran his thumb across her bottom lip before lifting it to his own mouth and sucking on it. It was the most erotic, yet infuriating thing she had witnessed.

 

“I’m not as bad as the books say, you know.” There was no mistaking the hint of sadness in his tone.

 

“Narcissistic, evil, and a general pain in the ass.”

 

“Oooh,” he shuddered. “Name calling—so fearsome.”

 

Erika let go of a breath, shaking her head. “Why are you such an ass?” The words slipped free from her lips before she could stop them, but they packed no punch.

 

Loki shrugged, a boyish glint in his eyes. “Everyone has to excel at something, right?”

Guest Post

Character Playlist – Ever

Smoke and Mirrors – Imagine Dragons

Wake Me Up When September Ends – Green Day

This is a War – The Phantoms

Bury It – CHVRCHS ft Hayley Williams

Ashes of Eden – Breaking Benjamin

Home – Foo Fighters

Tyrant – One Republic

Kings Never Die – Eminem and Gwen Stefani

What I wish I could Forget – Too Close To Touch

No Way Back – Foo Fighters

Real – Of Mice and Men

Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur

Trigger – Deaf Havana

Just looking – Stereophonics

In the End – Black Veil Brides

Monster – Stitched Up Heart

Save Me – The Rigs

A Different World – (Corey Taylor) Korn

Falling Short – Lápsley

Where You Are – Portico ft. Jono McCleery

Goodnight – Mirel Wagner

Wasting my Young Years – London Grammar

All the Things Lost – Ms Mr

About Susan Harris

Susan Harris - Author ImageSusan Harris is a writer from Cork in Ireland.

An avid reader, she quickly grew to love books in the supernatural/fantasy and Dystopian genre. She writes books for young adults and adults alike.

When she is not writing or reading, she loves music, oriental cultures, tattoos, creepy snow globes, DC shoes, stationary, anything Disney, Marvel movies, psychology and far too many TV shows. If she wasn’t a writer, she would love to be a FBI profiler or a PA for Dave Grohl or Jared Leto.

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Giveaway

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TitleSmoke and Mirrors
Series: The Ever Chace Chronicles #3
Author: Susan Harris
Genre: Adult | Paranormal | Romance
Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing
Publication Date: 29 May 2017
Review Format: N/A
Other Formats: eBook | Paperback
Pages: 300
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Book Depository

Book Blitz: Acca by Christine Bauer feat. a Playlist @CB_Bauer @MyMonsterHouse @XpressoTours

I am pleased to be a part of this book blitz organised by Xpresso Book Tours. I am featuring a playlist from Christine Bauer on the blog today to whet your appetite to the tone of the novel.

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In just one week, supernatural warrior Myla Lewis must discover enough evidence to send the evil House of Acca to prison… or she’ll end up in jail herself, along with her fiancé, Prince Lincoln. No pressure.

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Book Blitz: Sinners in the Dark by Inger Iversen featuring themed Playlist

I am pleased to be a part of this book blitz organised by Xpresso Book Tours. I am featuring a themed playlist from Sinners in the Dark by Inger Iversen on the blog today, and do check out the international giveaway at the end of the page!

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War is coming between vampires and humans, and the Vampire Nation will stop at nothing to eliminate their enemies. Former assassin, Echo sees the Nation for what it is – a corrupt organization with its sights set on destroying the Sect, a group formed to eradicate all things vampire. Now Echo is a Ghost, a traitor of the Vampire Nation, determined to build a new life with the Sect. But choices he’s made in the past might cost him the one person who could truly redeem his soul.

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