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Stay (Blackcreek) by Riley Hart ~ Review (Penny Pam)

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Written by Riley Hart

Published on April 21, 2014

 

Synopsis 3Wes Jensen just lost the sister who raised him, and gained custody of his niece. The last thing he needs to add to his full plate is dealing with Braden Roth, the one-night-stand who continues to try to push his way into Wes’s life. He has a kid to raise now, and Wes isn’t great at getting close anyway.

Braden has never had a woman or a man sneak out on him the morning after. From the start, Wes intrigues him, and Braden isn’t one to deny himself something he wants. And he wants Wes. The more time he spends with Wes and the little girl who constantly keeps them on their toes, the more Braden realizes this isn’t just about getting the guy who walked away.

As their lives intertwine more and more, Wes discovers Braden isn’t as shallow as he thought. But after everything Wes lost in his life, he isn’t sure he can risk his heart, and truly want Braden to stay—and if he did, would Wes’s quiet life be enough for Braden?

 

ReviewStay stars Wes, Braden, and we can’t forget sweet little Jessie.

Wes has had his life turned upside down, he has lost his sister, gained a child to raise, lost his boyfriend. Wes thinks that everyone he loves will leave, so that leaves Wes broken hearted and alone.

Braden is a fun loving guy, always marching to the beat of his own drum, but there is something about Wes that pulls Braden in. Braden doesn’t realize that to get Wes to open up and let Braden in, will be as hard as it is.

Wes is guarded, he has to guard Jessie too, but will that leave him able to open up his heart to the man who is always there to help anytime he is asked or needed?

The story of Wes, Braden, and Jessie is heartwarming, heart wrenching, and eventually makes your heart soar.  It is not an easy journey for any of the characters, but seldom things in life are. I completely found myself sucked into this book and this world, and I found myself so sad to have to leave when I finished the book.  Riley Hart has the ability to pull you into the story, and make you want to yell at the characters when they are acting so hard-headed. And cry with them as well, when they finally realize that while life is hard, life and love is always worth the struggles it brings.

I personally can’t wait to read all about Mason’s story. I will continue to read Riley Hart’s books, and if Collide and Stay are any indication of her writing style, Riley Hart has found a fan in me.

I give Stay….

4.5 Pennies

 

 

Author BioRiley Hart is the girl who wears her heart on her sleeve. She’s a hopeless romantic. A lover of sexy stories, passionate men, and writing about all the trouble they can get into together. If she’s not writing, you’ll probably find her reading.

Riley lives in California with her awesome family, who she is thankful for everyday.

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GIVEAWAY~RELEASE DAY BLITZ~RUNNER by A.J. Summer (Penny Stephanie)

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Author: AJ Summer
Release Date: 30th April 2014
Hosted By: Forever Me Romance
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run/rən/
verb
move at a speed faster than a walk, never having both or all the feet on the ground at the same time.
run•ner/ˈrənər/
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a person who smuggles specified goods into or out of a country or area.
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because if you don’t I will find you and you will wish you’d done it a little faster, a little better, because there’s nowhere on earth I won’t find you…
CHOICES
You make the right choice, you win.
You make the wrong choice, you lose.
You let someone else choose for you, because there really isn’t any other way to do it and they own you.
I’ve worked for Reno Parker for six years.
And shit just got bad.
I’m going to the place I thought I’d never see again.
I’m going home.
Do I want this new responsibility? No.
Do I need it? Yes.
Will someone else choose for me?  Never again.
And to finally crash this impending train wreck, there’s a girl messing with my head.
Are you ready for another seven days?
Please note: This book contains mature and sensitive content and is not suitable for readers under the age of 18yrs.
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Author Bio
AJ Summer lives in a dusty little town in South Africa. She married her high school sweetheart and has three beautiful kiddies.
She loves getting lost in a book and writes poetry with a darker, emotional edge. Her stories follow much the same path.
Her debut novella released in November 2013 and is the first in a 5 book series.
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COVER REVEAL~ THE PERFECT SOMEDAY by Beverly Preston (Penny Stephanie)

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The Perfect Someday

by Beverly Preston

RELEASE DATE MAY 14, 2014

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Tracy Mathews lives life by the perfect moral code.

Aftergraduating magna cum laude in Marketing, she travels to the fabled churches of Santorini to capture thepicturesquesunset, only to find amasquerade wedding about to begin. Tracy is persuaded by her younger sister to crash theceremony. While donning a mask in Greece, she encounters a magnetically charming, handsome Italian, who entices her deepest desires.

After a brief and mysterious rendezvous withfuture promises made, she returns home only to realize her dreams of the perfect man have been shattered—until an unexpected job opportunity presents itself in Italy.

Vincent is a fifth generation winemaker in the rolling hills of Tuscany. On the verge of losing his family’s estate, willTracy Mathews, an up and coming marketing entrepreneur,be exactly what he needs to save his family heritage and his broken heart?

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#1 Bestselling Author, Beverly Preston has been a stay at home mom for 21 years, although she prefers the title Domestic Engineer. Along the way, Beverly worked side by side with her husband Don, the love of her life, designing, building and selling custom homes. As her children begin to venture out on their own, she’s left to shed a tear—for a minute—wonder what’s next in life, and embrace the feeling of empowerment that surely must’ve been wrapped in a present she received on her fortieth birthday.If Beverly isn’t at home riding her spin bike, you’ll find her spinning richly emotional and sinfully sexy romance stories.

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GIVEAWAY~NEW RELEASE~XAVIER~BOOK #4 IN THE MEN OF STEEL SERIES by M.J. Fields

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XAVIOR~BOOK #4 IN THE MEN OF STEEL SERIES

BY MJ FIELDS

APRIL 29, 2014

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Twenty three year old Xavier is out to prove his independence to his brothers and Momma Joe. 

Needing a change Xavier Steel decided to plant his feet in the Jersey sand and start a production company allowing him the ability to re acquaint himself with his true passion in life and make a living doing what he loved, playing and creating music. 

Taelyn Patrick is offered an opportunity to make much needed extra money. The hours would be grueling, but she doesn’t care. She needs the money to help her fiancé’ Daniel. Daniel and Taelyn had lived together and went to the same college when he was accepted into the medical program at Harvard. Together they made the decision to live separately until Taelyn finished her internship and graduated from college. They had looked at several apartments near Harvard together and fell in love with one. Supporting two households would be a huge financial burden but they knew the apartment would be gone if they waited until she graduated; when they would reunited and again live together. 

Taelyn was offered an opportunity she could not afford to turn down. She wasn’t looking forward to helping a spoiled kid start a production company that she was sure would fail. She was less enthusiastic when his mother, her boss, asked that she be available at all times. Josephina explained that she was worried about woman taking advantage of her son financially and damage his kind heart. 

Can Xavier curb his sexual appetite and become a responsible young man? Or will he find himself in bed with women who will do whatever they have to for there own financial gain?

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Author Bio

MJ Fields had no clue what she was getting into when she began the journey of writing. She say’s, “I still don’t–but I like it!”
Her imagination became apparent at age three. Sigma was her very first (imaginary) boyfriend. He lived about fifteen miles from her family’s farm. She took him chicken noodle soup every night on one of their snowmobiles.(Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring). Apparently he was very ill and “Thank God” she was able to take care of him.
At eight her love for writing blossomed. Together with her cousins (of course she was the president) they wrote a newsletter and sold it to their family members.
Years later she decided to put it back into print to entertain her cousin as she was on an aircraft carrier on 9/11, very far away from home during a scary time for our country.
Fast forward to 2012. She read 50 Shades and thought, ‘I wanna do that!’ (meaning writing).
She has two complete series, The Love Series and Wrapped. There are also two new series Burning Souls and Men of Steel that are as of now not complete. Thirteen books in sixteen months. CrAzY and wonderful.
She loves love!
Her Mom raised her right. She says please and thank you and means it. She expects the same out of her child. ‘It’s the right thing to do.’
Her mother taught her to take care of herself and others. ‘I don’t like leaving the house without mascara even if I’m in an oversized hoody and warm up pants.’
Her Dad taught her how to work hard and never expect to be handed anything. She likes to work and doesn’t mind getting dirty.
Both taught her to be respectful and the importance of doing the right thing regardless of what people around her do. They taught her about the importance of family and that it didn’t always just include blood relatives. They also tried to teach her how to keep my thoughts to myself…she is still working on that.
MJ tends to enjoy watching people grow and change with self realization and moments of clarity that just sneak up behind you and smack you in the head.
She loves people and has always been able to see both sides of a story. ‘Each person that comes into our life leaves us with something it is what we choose to do with it that helps us grow.’
She lives in central New York in the middle of nowhere and is surrounded by family and friend most the time. She ran a small business out of her home and has recently closed her door to pursue this dream full time. She spends time writing and doing the typical Mommy things. Her house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time, and she would have it no other way.

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COVER REVEAL ~ FAMILIAR GROUND by Michelle Lynn

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 RELEASE DATE: MAY 19, 2014
 
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ad•dic•tion noun \ə-ˈdik-shən, a-\
: a strong and harmful need to regularly have something or do something
: an unusually great interest in something or a need to do or have something
Leah and Adam have never met.
However, they live parallel lives.
Lives plagued by addiction.
When a tragic, but common demon, surfaces between their siblings, Leah and Adam’s worlds collide, never to be the same again.
Adam loses his sister forever.
Leah’s brother returns.
Both gain a niece, neither knew existed.
Now they face an obstacle to raise a niece together while Leah’s brother struggles to free himself from the grip of drug addiction as Adam’s family grieves for the sister and daughter they lost.
A commonality is discovered.
Deep wounds begin to heal.
Lines blur as their lives entwine.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Author Bio
 
Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.  She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write.   With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. 
 
When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends.  But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.
 
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BOOK REVIEW~UNCAGED LOVE VOL. 2 by J.J. Knight (Penny Stephanie)

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Uncaged Love Volume 2

April 23, 2014

An MMA fighter rescues a girl with powerful raw talent of her own in UNCAGED LOVE, an erotic, romantic suspense series. 

**Contains mature content, ages 17+** 

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Colt McClure’s career as a champion MMA fighter is threatened by his damaged past.

Jo believes their love can heal him. To prove it, she trusts Colt with the secret she’s been hiding from everyone.

But there’s one person who can stand in their way, and he’s not about to let anyone interfere with Colt’s future.

Jo’s mysterious past is revealed in Uncaged Love Volume 2.

Review5 Pennies

J.J. Knight has done it again.  The connection between Jo and Colt is amazing; they have a chemistry that is undeniable.  This is a story where you want to cheer and support the underdog.  In this case I am rooting for Jo and Colt not only to build their relationship, but also for them both to grow in their training and to become better in the cage.

In the beginning I thought I could possibly get behind Brittany as well, since she and Colt are supportive of each other.  But after reading the second installment of Uncaged Love I have decided I cannot be supportive of Brittany and do not wish her the best.  I wish she would step back, but I don’t foresee that happening anytime soon.

We get more insight into Jo’s past in this installment, but I believe there is still much more to discover about Colt and his past.  I can’t wait to see what is to come, what will happen to Jo, when will Colt fight again,  what does Brittany have up her sleeve, and where is it that Colt’s dad fit into this whole cluster of drama…

J. J. Knight has the ability to hook you from the beginning of the book and build you up to the most extreme cliffhangers that leave you counting the days until the release of the next installment.

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Uncaged Love Volume 1

April 16, 2014
UNCAGED LOVE VOLUME 1 is 25,000 words or about 110 pages.
UNCAGED LOVE is a 5-part series. Each book is approximately the same length.
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Colt McClure is a rising MMA fighter out to prove that he has what it takes to be a champion. 

Jo is on the run from her one terrible mistake. 

When Colt drags Jo from a brawl with street thugs, he recognizes her potential as a female fighter. 

But as they begin her training, their desire for each other sparks a love affair that could jeopardize them both. 

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JJ KNIGHT is currently releasing UNCAGED LOVE, a new series featuring a pro MMA fighter and the girl he rescues. This series is very close to JJ’s heart, and she’s taking a number of bruises and sore muscles with a personal trainer to research the roles.

JJ is the author of REVENGE, a contemporary romance series. The full 5-book series is available now.

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ HOLDING ON TO LOVE by A. E. Neal

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Author: A.E. Neal
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Series: Holding On
Release Date: April 29th, 2014
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There is always a moment in your life when you have to break up with the past in order to move on…

Allyson Monroe has everything she’s ever wanted out of life. She has a promising career, a brilliant best friend, and she’s engaged to the man of her dreams. In one heart wrenching moment, Ally’s perfect world is turned upside down. As she succumbs to the heartache and tragedy that has left her utterly devastated, Ally relies on her best friend’s support more than ever. Eventually, she begins to pick up the pieces of her shattered life and move forward. However, the one thing she can’t seem to repair, is the huge void left in her heart.

Local hockey star and bar owner, Brody McCabe, has had many titles bestowed upon him in his life — “Nice Guy” was never one of them. After a horrendous childhood, the only kind of love he seems to be capable of, is that of material possessions and his three staples — women, whiskey and wealth. Brody is completely unaware that the universe plans on handing him the hat-trick of a lifetime.

After a chance encounter, Allyson and Brody are baffled by the heated connection they have towards each other. Will they be able to overcome the tragedies of their pasts, or can they grasp and hold on to a new love and a future together?

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A.E. Neal is the author of Holding On To Love & Trick Her, Treat Her. She has been writing since she was six years old, everything from short stories to poetry. Her debut novel released in September 2013 and she is currently working on the follow-up novel, Holding On To Us, which will be released May 2014. Her inspiration for the Holding On Series is her love of hockey, cocky bad-boys and true love. While she spends most of her time writing, she also enjoys reading and catching up on her favorite TV shows. She currently resides in Colorado with her family, including two dogs, two cats and a goldfish. Be sure to visit A.E. Neal’s Facebook page for exclusive teasers and updates.

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