Friday, March 16, 2018

The Hook-Up Experiment by Emma Hart (New Release, Release Blitz, Excerpt)

1.Hate-screw my high school nemesis.
2.Remember to hate him.
3.Prove my brother wrong.
It should be easy.
It isn’t.

As the owner of Pick-A-Dick, New Orleans’ premier hook-up website, my job is simple. Connect two people for a no-strings, no-expectations hook-up. The plus for my clients is that I’m the one who gets to sift through the dick pics—except this time, they’re required.
My problem? My brother, co-owner of Pick-A-Dick’s sister dating site, doesn’t believe it’s possible to hook up with someone three times and not fall in love.
I disagree. I know it’s possible.
And my disagreement is exactly how I end up reconnected with my high school nemesis, Elliott Sloane. The guy who asked me to junior prom and then stood me up. Who egged my car when I rejected him, and convinced my senior homecoming date to ghost me.
It should be easy to hate-screw him. If only he was still that person, instead of a hot-as-hell single dad, working as a builder to make ends’ meet, fighting for custody of his daughter.
Not to mention packing in the pants department…

Three hook-ups.
One outcome.

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“Is she okay with that juice?” Peyton watched her go.
I selected the Blu-ray from the cupboard and shot a smirk her way. “Sorry to break it to you, but you’re getting a juice box.”
“I can live with that.”
I turned away and hit the eject button on the player. “You didn’t have to say yes to her, you know.”
“Of course, I had to. Have you seen those eyes? How do you say no to her, ever?”
“I think of all the times she screams and swings her arms like a tiny terrorist, and it’s pretty easy.” I put the disk in and turned around.
Peyton had one eyebrow raised. “See, now, I’d think that’s reason to say no.”
“It depends on the day. Sometimes it results in her being put to bed to calm down, which means she ends up taking a rare afternoon nap, and I get some peace and quiet.”
“That’s a thing around her? She was talking to me for thirty minutes flat about what I did and didn’t like.”
“Only thirty minutes? Lucky you. She has about three hours of material of that.” I took a seat on the sofa, making sure to leave space between us for Bri. “Did she get started on hedgehogs yet?”
Peyton looked a little confused. “Hedgehogs?”
“YouTube is the devil.”
“That…was quite the jump in subject.”
I laughed as the main menu music hit on the TV. “I’m going to preface this by saying kids are weird.”
“Some get that from their parents.”
I blinked at her for a second. She wasn’t wrong if half these people who had a mini-career opening fucking toys on YouTube were parents.
“There are a bunch of stupid videos on YouTube, and apparently, watching people open toys is thrilling.”
Now, she looked really confused.
“And on one of those she watched, the person had a pet hedgehog who wasn’t having the nonsense of her opening a Hatchimal on camera, so it stole the egg.”
She blinked several times in quick succession. “I have no idea what you just said, and if I’m honest… Please don’t explain it.”
I laughed and hit play on the TV.
“Here’s your dooce-box,” Briony said, handing Peyton two. “And das mine. I can’t do the straws.”
“Oh. Right. Okay.” Peyton looked at the two juices that had been thrust at her.
Smiling, I took one from her. I pulled the straw off the back, out of the tiny plastic slip, and poked it through the foiled hole in the top. “There you go,” I said to Briony. “What do you want for dinner?”
She put the straw in her mouth and pursed her lips as she sucked the juice up. Peyton watched her, lips twitching, as she put her straw in place.
“Pizza!” Briony announced.
Oh no. I’d eaten too much pizza lately.
Was there such a thing as too much pizza?
Maybe if the toppings were changed up…
“Peydon, do you want pizza?” Bri asked, leaning right into her.
“I like pizza,” she replied, smiling sweetly down at her. “What’s your favorite?”
“I like spots and cheese.”
I coughed on my water. “Pepperoni,” I explained. “They look like spots on the pizza.”
Peyton’s eyes met mine for a minute. Silent laughter shone back at me. That really was toddler logic at its finest.
“You know,” she said, looking down at Peyton. “Spots are my favorite, too!”
Once again, Briony gasped. “Reawy?”
“Really, really. I love spots.”
Oh, Jesus.
It might have been a mistake introducing these two. Not only was my daughter becoming increasingly obsessed with someone who seemed to be a brunette, adult version of her…
No, that was the problem. Peyton was the brunette, adult version of Briony, attitude and all—and if there was anything my daughter didn’t need, it was someone who could teach her a thing or ten about sarcasm.
“I’ll order pizza,” I said, going to stand.
“Oh, you got it last time. I’ll go call them.” Peyton put her juice on the side table and tried to move, but Briony stopped her.
“No. Mimi told me that only gentlemen buy dinner. Princesses sit and look priddy.”
Peyton looked down at her. “Sit and look pretty? I like to buy my own pizza sometimes, and that’s okay.”
Without missing a beat, Briony said, “Princesses sit and look priddy so the mens buying dinner don’t know dat we can kick dere butts.”
Ahhh to find a good book is like gold. There are times that I really just want a book that is funny and has a kick-ass heroine, I have found all of that and more in Emma Chase's book. 

Peyton is funny, sarcastic and knows what she wants. When her brother bets she can't sleep with someone 3x's without catching feelings, she is up for the challenge. What I loved is that she is not this shy chick who had sex a bazillion years ago and is like I am holding out now....nope, she loves sex and isn't afraid to say so. MY KIND OF WOMAN!!! I love when women embrace their sexuality it makes the book for me more realistic. 

Elliott, Eliott, oh man. In HS Peyton had a crush on Elliott but he stood her up at junior prom so she's never quite forgiven him for that. I liked Elliott, he was funny and the banter between him and Peyton was the best. For me when an author writes in children I ALWAYS love it because they are usually not filtered and kids say and do the darndest things. That is no exception for Elliott's three-year-old Brioney. She had me smiling. 

This book was everything I didn't know I needed at the moment. Enemies to lovers, cute kid, and laughter. I really enjoyed myself and if you are in the mood for something light and uplifting then I think this is the book for you.

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies—usually wine—and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy—unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

Thursday, March 15, 2018


In the Gray by A.D. McCammon
Cover Designer: Indie Solutions by Murphy Rae
Release date: April 19th

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“There isn’t always a clean beginning and ending to every story. Instead of something being black or white, it’s a mixture of both, forming a nice shade of gray.”

Writer Lori Stevens was eighteen when she was assaulted by her mentor, learning people aren’t always what they seem the hard way. She’s found solace living in the gray, keeping everyone at arm’s length with her secrets safely tucked away.

When the biggest story of her career hits too close to home, Lori is forced to face her demons and question everything—like her feelings for Steven Duncan.

Steven was meant to be nothing more than a failed one-night stand, but when a cruel twist of fate brings him back into her life, she begins falling for him.

There’s one slight problem: he’s dating her best friend.

Officer Steven Duncan is no stranger to tragedy, but that never stopped him from searching for his fairytale. Now, he’s dating the perfect girl, only it’s the wrong girl who feels right.

Steven is willing to fight for Lori—to step outside the boundaries of his black and white world—but can they find happiness living in the gray?

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Amber McCammon is a daughter, sister, wife, mother, avid reader, and writer. Her debut novel In this moment was released in January of 2017. She's currently working to complete the series. Crushed, book 2, will be released August 10, 2017. When Amber isn’t focusing on her family or the written word, she enjoys traveling, crafts, and music.She's a Tennessee native with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin, where she discovered her passion for writing and met her husband. Authors like Tarryn Fisher, Colleen Hoover, Kim Holden, and Jamie McGuire inspired Amber to follow her heart and venture out into the world of self-publishing. She's beyond excited about getting the chance to see her dream come to life.

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Monday, March 12, 2018

A Shot in the Dark Blog Tour by L.J. Stock

Book: A Shot In The Dark
Author: L. J. Stock
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: 12th March

Life had never been simple for Miki Quinten. Her mom had died when she was eight, and in the aftermath of their loss, her father turned his grief into alcoholism, inadvertently converting their home into a melting pot of debauchery. Unwilling to be put into the foster system, Miki takes control of her own life and becomes invisible to almost everyone but her best friend and godmother. 

It stayed that way until her junior year in high school and the sudden, unexpected crash landing of Childress High’s star defensive end, Dustin Hill, into her life. The unlikely pair are thrown together and discover they have more in common than either of them thought, and before either Miki or Dustin are prepared an unbreakable bond is formed between them. The only problem is, Dustin’s already in a relationship, and his controlling family have made it clear they want him to stay there.

Against Miki’s better judgment the two grow closer until fate’s twisted sense of humor intervenes and everything in Miki’s world is scattered, plunging her into a crisis she’s not sure she will ever recover from.

HOLY SHIT!!! This is one of those books that will stay with me for a loooooong time. L.J. Stock is a new writer to me but I was not at all disappointed. This book is poignant, breathtakingly beautiful and well rounded. Every aspect of this book oozed with confidence from the author as her words and the characters emotions spilled onto the pages. 

I had no clue what I was getting into as I settled in to read but I quickly found that this was no ordinary book. I wasn't sure of the genre either at first when I started reading I thought oh ok so it's about football...WRONG! The more I read, the less I cared about the genre but more about the characters and what they were going through. Let me tell you they go through so much and there were points where I just had to put the book down because I was anxious to read the next part hoping it wouldn't turn out bad. I swear I was like wait I have only read 2% and all that happened. Ok cool, nothing else can possibly happen so I should be fine right? NOPE so wrong. It was as if L.J. Stock said "hold my beer" and continuously shocked me. 

Alright yes, I know you're probably like what about the characters? So we have Miki or Mikayla. She is a bit reserved, blends into the shadows and prefers it that way. Unfortunately, her childhood was tainted with the passing of her mother and left with a father who didn't care. My God my soul for this child wept. She is so strong and her heart was big and beautiful. Then there is Dustin...I loved him from the jump he was funny and loved Miki so much. I rooted for them so hard. But my god, every few % I thought I was going to either have a heart attack or breakdown and cry. There is also Miki's BFF Meghan ahhh she is the bestest ever, absolutely loved her and her mom, Jen. They both helped Miki out so much and were the best!

This story takes you through Miki's junior year of HS and into adulthood. Man oh man this book hits a point where I was like NO OMFG NOOOOO FUCK THIS SHIT NOOOOO NOPE NO NO NO!!!!!!! Obviously, I won't spoil it but believe me I wasn't ready.  So if you want a great book that will keep you on your toes THEN GET THIS BOOK!!!! 

If you have read my blog/reviews long enough you will see that I rarely hand out 5 hearts but this book and the writing deserve every damn star because it's that wonderful. 

5/5 hearts

Meet the Author
From a young age L.J. Stock was led by her imagination. From the moment she could read she fell into worlds where trees could talk and little girls could move things with their minds. 
In no hurry to grow up, she found stories all around her, in the forests of Plym Bridge, the moss covered hills of Dartmoor, then, as she grew older, the wide spread city of Houston, where she currently resides and works. A constant daydreamer, she hopes that one day, her passion can become something more than just a hobby for her. 
Still led by her imagination, the worlds have slowly grown from childish adventures to urban fantasies and romances. With inspirational authors such as Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl, Judy Blume, John Grisham and Stephen King guiding her through her life so far, L.J. Stock has finally decided that it is time for her to go for gold and try land herself on someone else’s future list of favorites. 
Putting words on paper is as essential as breathing to her, but on the rare occasions that she isn’t writing, she can be found with a video game remote in hand or curled up on the couch with her pup and a good book. Music is also such an important part of her life, it’s a wonder there isn’t a background soundtrack playing wherever she goes. 
A good girl to most, a bad girl to a few, L.J. believes that every genre should be attempted and is more than likely to have tried to release three hundred series’ ranging from vampires and werewolves, to dystopian and even classic romance, before she reaches even middle age. At least, that’s the plan for now.