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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

FLUFFY - Release Blitz with Reviews



Title: Fluffy
Author: Julia Kent
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2019



Blurb

An all-new STANDALONE from New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent

It all started with the wrong Help Wanted ad. Of course it did.
I’m a professional fluffer. It’s NOT what you think. I stage homes for a living. Real estate agents love me, and my work stands on its own merits.
Sigh. Get your mind out of the gutter. Go ahead. Laugh. I’ll wait.
See? That’s the problem. My career has used the term “fluffer” for decades. I didn’t even know there was a more… lascivious definition of the term.
Until it was too late.
The ad for a “professional fluffer” on Craigslist seemed like divine intervention. My last unemployment check was in the bank. I was desperate. Rent was due. The ad said cash paid at the end of the day.
The perfect job!
Staging homes means showing your best angle. The same principle applies in making a certain kind of movie. Turns out a “fluffer” doesn’t arrange decorative pillows on a couch.
They arrange other soft, round-ish objects.
The job isn’t hard. Er, I mean, it is — it’s about being hard. Or, well… helping other people to be hard.
Oh, man…
And that’s the other problem. A man. No, not one of the stars on the movie set. Will Lotham – my high school crush. The owner of the house where we’re filming. Illegally. In a vacation rental.
By the time the cops show up, what I thought was just a great house staging gig turned into a nightmare involving pictures of me with a naked star, Will rescuing me from an arrest, and a humiliating lesson in my own naivete.
My job turned out to be so much harder than I expected. But you know what’s easier than I ever imagined?
Having all my dreams come true.






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“I can't tonight. I have a date,” I blurt out, remembering David. The dating app. The asshole who isn't an asshole.

Yet. I haven't met him, so that judgment remains withheld.

“A date?” Will asks, intrigued.

“Yes. A date. You know, that thing where you go out with someone who has no intention of really getting to know you and you spend the entire time eating bread that doesn’t taste as good as your date claims and trying to decide whether to initiate rescue-text sequences with your mom.”

“That’s your idea of a date?”

“That is my actual experience of every date I’ve had since college.”

“You’re dating the wrong guys.” He holds my gaze for just a little too long. I look away.

“I have to keep fishing in the pond if I ever want to catch a different one.”

“If that’s the way you talk to your dates, I am beginning to understand why they all turn out so badly.”

“Hey!”

“What?”

“Don’t accuse me of being a bad date. I’m a great date! I Google the guy in advance and read his LinkedIn profile. I make sure I don’t wear super-tall heels in case he lied about his height on his dating profile. I pretend to care about all his hobbies and don’t reveal that I’m secretly tallying all the micro-aggressions he’s sending my way during appetizers and wine. And if he makes it to dessert, well–” I falter.

“You never make it to dessert, do you?” Will asks, eyebrows up. He drops them quickly, wincing.

“I–well–it’s not that I don’t. He doesn’t!”

“He ditches you?”

“No! No! It’s just that he always has a thing.”

“A thing?”

“A work emergency. Or a dog with a twisted bowel. Or a grandma in the ER.”

“How many guys used the twisted-canine-intestine thing?”

“Three.” I sit down and sag against his teenage desk, elbows sliding forward, fingers deep in my hair. “I looked it up. There’s an entire subreddit devoted to inventive ways to get out of a bad date.”

“And yet here you are.” He leans against the edge of his desk. “Trying again.”

“I’m a masochist.”

His eyes gleam. “Maybe you should start your dates with that line. ‘Hi. I’m Mallory Monahan. I’m a masochist.’ You’d definitely make it to dessert.”





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Review by Barbara


Too Funny…. May I start by saying you don’t have too BUT, reading the short Prequel, “Little Miss Perfect” will sure help the flow of this hilarious tale. Ms. Kent has given us a well written fun storyline with characters your simply going to fall for. Even the secondary and brief minor characters will make you smile and laugh. 

How does a grown woman not know what a “Fluffer” is? Well if you a hometown, shy kind of gal I suppose that could happen. When the Real Estate company that Mallory, “Mal”,l works for is sold, her job as the home stager is lost. Now she is flat broke and needs rent money fast. Seeing an ad on Craigslist for a professional fluffer that pays cash at the end of the week sounded perfect, especially after talking to spatula on the phone. Thinking she’s going to be staging/fluffing the home for a cooking show, Mal takes off to start the job. Little does she know the home she is traveling to owned by the parents of her High School crush that she’s never truly gotten over, Will Lotham, and that the crew is “filming” without his knowledge. 

When Mal arrives at the home is when the story take off. One hilarious moment/disaster after another is only made worse when Will arrives home to throw the Porn Crew out of his parents home. Mal is mortified when she see Will for the first time in 10 years in a most humiliating position which causes him to save her from being arrested. Will, being Will, uses this to his advantage and makes a deal with Mal to stage his parents home so he can sell it quick (and of course since Mal is broke she has to agree, right?). 

OMG that laughs are plenty as the outrageous times continue. I loved Mal and Will’s story. The running fluffer joke only makes the storyline even more unique. There is so much more I’d love to say but I just don’t do spoilers. I give Fluffy 2 Thumbs Up and 5 Stars. I Highly Recommend grabbing it up asap and I can’t want to see where the storyline takes us in Book 2 of the series.



Review by Kathy


OMG what a hoot!!! Absolutely fantastic, entertaining and funny as all get out! Mallory sheltered life comes into play when she loses her job with a Real Estate company and lands a job as a fluffer! Ok..so maybe once upon a time they called staging homes "fluffing" homes, but nowadays it means something totally different and as poor Mallory's luck would have it, she finds this out in front of the boy she had always had a thing for, and 10 years later he's only better looking and is standing right there when she tries explaining what her job is. Unfortunately it's not staging the house, it's fluffing for porn scenes and the house they are filming in is Will's parent's home! Oh yes...let the fun begin because the cops are called and one of them used to baby sit her and is holding a grudge from back when Mallory was six years old! 

Things only get funnier as Mallory and Will's story unfolds and you will enjoy every minute of this page turner! I cannot recommend this book highly enough! Want a good laugh...get this book!


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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men's room toilet (and he isn't a billionaire). She lives in New England with her husband and three sons in a household where the toilet seat is never, ever, down.


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Monday, April 29, 2019

Lily and the Billionaire, Release Blitz with Giveaway




Title: Lily and the Billionaire
Author: Beth Michele
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 29, 2019



Blurb

What do you get when you cross one feisty secretary with one determined billionaire?

My name—Jace Harlow. My business—making billions.

I’ve got it all.

Money.
Confidence.
Sexual prowess.

I know—I’m quite a catch. At least to most women. But Lily Conrad isn’t like any woman I’ve met before.

Damn her and that red dress.

Now all I think about is her. All I fantasize about is her—her smile, her laugh, her long legs wrapped around my waist.

My dilemma, you ask? She doesn’t care that I’m a billionaire. And why should she? It means nothing, tells her nothing about who I am.

Lily Conrad doesn’t know what I’m made of, but you can be sure of one thing...

She’s going to find out.


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Review by Barbara


I just loved this romance story. Kudos to the author for giving us a very well written heartfelt romance that had such lovable characters. Being a first time reader of Ms. Michele, I will say I most definitely loved her style and way with words.   

Jace Harlow is a self made Billionaire. He’s not arrogant like most men with money but he is very work driven. He takes very little time for himself and as for women, well they are constantly throwing themselves at him. While he has the occasional one nighter, Jace would truly like to meet someone that sees the real Jace. The guy that grew up with 8 siblings and cares about his family. 

Jace meets Lily at an art show. She’s tall, gorgeous, very independent and wearing a very sexy red dress. After a brief conversation with her, Jace is mesmerized, even when she walks away. But after that brief encounter, Jace can’t think of anything but Lily. So he sets out to meet her. But how does a Billionaire, woo a lady that could care less about his money or fancy things.

This is a wonderful book with a storyline that will warm you heart. I can’t wait to read more from Ms. Michele. 2 Thumbs Up and 5 Stars for a great romance that I Highly Recommend grabbing up. 





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A light sound takes me out of my own head. I look to my left, and what I see robs me of my breath. I stand taller, suddenly unable to remember my own thoughts. A profile of porcelain skin, a sharp nose, and—Jesus—a full red lip claim my attention. Hair the color of amber piled high on her head, soft tendrils frame her face. I want to let it down, comb my fingers through it, see if it’s as soft as it looks…and I keep looking, because it’s impossible not to.
The smooth lines of her nape are set in grace, my tongue already mapping the perfect path down her skin. My eyes keep going because there’s no stopping them now. Moving lower to the dress, the color is a deep red, the neckline plunging. Being six foot one has its advantages. Even from the side, I can see the dip of cleavage. I lick my lips, already begging for a taste, wanting to know if she’s as sweet as she looks. Then I continue on, because wild horses couldn’t drag me away. I need to see more.
Unfortunately, as far as skin goes, the rest is covered by the floor-length gown. Whoever she is, she’s stunning, and I can’t stop staring. She has pleasure and sin written all over her. I’m hard now. My body ready to do what is instinctual to me.
For the first time in…well, forever, I want to be reckless. I want to throw her over my shoulder and drag her to the nearest closet. Sift through all that red, lush fabric and find her pussy. Put my mouth there, sweep my tongue across her clit. Drag an orgasm out of her that makes her see stars, makes her see no one but me. I laugh under my breath because that would be a first.
As if she knows what I’m thinking, she turns my way, and I’m knocked on my ass. My first thought: I want to get down on my hands and knees and thank God for this gift from heaven. Jesus. If I thought she was gorgeous from the side, head-on, she’s exquisite. Her eyes are a moss green. No, no—that description will not do. Because that doesn’t begin to describe soft sage peppered with golden yellow flecks. They’re clear and…wait, vulnerable? Or…I don’t know, apprehensive? How can a creature so beautiful be so scared? The million-dollar question—or in my case, the billionaire-dollar question.
When I realize I’ve been staring too long, I force a word from my lips. Any word will do at this point. “Hello.”
Just brilliant, Jace.
“Hello,” she says back, almost reluctantly. “Can I help you with something?”
“Pardon me?”
She gestures with one hand, long fingernails painted red to match her dress. Red: it’s a bold color, feisty—daring, even. I wonder if she’s adventurous behind closed doors, if she likes to fuck on desks, up against walls. I wonder if she enjoys taking it in what I’m sure is a perfectly curved ass. I sure as hell want to find out. I’d relish the opportunity to have her mile-long legs wrapped around my waist, grinding on my cock.
“You were staring at me.”
And thinking salacious thoughts, but I won’t mention that.
“I was?” It comes out like a question when there is absolutely no doubt it’s the truth.
The corner of her mouth turns up, but it doesn’t match her eyes. What is that I see? I want to figure it out, and then I want to take it away for her.
“Did you have a question?”
“A question?” Did I even ask a question? Why is my brain not computing? I never waver, but this woman is throwing me off my game.
Maybe she can read my thoughts. Perhaps she knows the question inquiring minds want to know: How does she like to fuck?
I’ve been silent too long, imagining all the different ways I could bring her to orgasm, and now it looks like she’s holding back a laugh. I want to hear what her laugh sounds like. Is it high and melodic or low and raspy?
“Yes. Did you have one?”
I can feel the crease slash my forehead. “I’m…”
An idiot. Confused. Tongue-tied by your beauty.
Yeah, that’ll do.
Her eyebrows lift. “You’re…”
I clear my throat and step into my confidence once again. Then I edge closer, the scent of something floral floating under my nose. “Tongue-tied by your beauty.”
She actually laughs, and here I thought I was smoother than that. But hey, I made her laugh, so point for me.



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Beth Michele is a bestselling author of M/F and M/M Contemporary Romance who writes sweet, funny, and sexy (sometimes dirty) stories with heart...and snark. She can often be spotted hiding out with her laptop or kindle somewhere quiet, preferably on a bench overlooking the ocean. Swedish Fish and Twizzlers are her jam, and she makes a mean hot chocolate every day of the year.


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Friday, April 26, 2019

Desperately Seeking Roommate - Release Blitz with Giveaway & Reviews




Title: Desperately Seeking Roommate
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 26, 2019



Blurb


WANTED: A ROOMMATE

Requirements
 1.     Don’t be a smoker. That’s gross.
2.     Don’t be a jerk. I have no time to deal with your mood swings.
3.     Clean up after yourself. Is it really so hard to put dirty clothes where they belong?
If you meet these qualifications, call me.
Sincerely,
Desperately Seeking Roommate


When I put the ad in my university’s newspaper, the last thing I ever expect is for the star football player to respond.
From what I know of him, Abel Russo is a womanizer and an absolute jerk.

Sadly, he’s the only thing stopping me from being evicted by my annoyingly gleeful landlord.

It should be easy enough—there’s no chance we’ll fall for each other. But then he gives me lingering looks, and I might just be looking back. 

All I wanted was a roommate, but I’m about to get so much more than I bargained for.   







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Abel’s lips turn up but he doesn’t take his eyes off the road. “Like what you see, Blondie?”
My cheeks redden at being caught, but I stick my chin haughtily into the air unwilling to cower at being called out. “Maybe there’s a bug on your face.”
That smile of his widens. “There’s not.”
“So confident,” I mutter, crossing my arms over my chest and staring out the windshield.
“Why wouldn’t I be? You kissed me.”
“I kissed you back, big difference.” I kick my flip-flops off and rest my bare feet on the dashboard.
“Kissing back is still kissing.”
“Ugh,” I toss my hands up, “you’re impossible.”
“Impossibly handsome? Charming? Irresistible? All three? Definitely all three.” He answers his own question.






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Review by Barbara


I must admit I laughed out loud the entire time I read Desperately Seeking Roommate. Kudos to the author for giving us one Hilarious storyline that flowed from scene to scene. The characters are a hoot and so well defined you will feel like you’ve known them for years. 

Lou, is a unique college girl. She’s sassy, smart, independant, knows her own worth and loves pink (especially pink starburst). But Lou is desperately in need of a roommate, since they’ve raised her rent and she can’t afford her place on her own and the rent is done soon. So she puts an ad in the University’s newspaper, lining out some of her many rules. 
Abel Russo, the womanizing star of the football team answers her ad. He’s Mr. Popular who everyone knows and hangs around. She is quirky, has a couple of close friends and is basically a nobody on campus. Lou lives her life in her own quirky was and doesn’t care what other people think. If any two people were totally opposites, it’s Lou and Able. But then again, you know how that old saying goes, that opposites attract. 

Watching these two interact is not only hilarious, it’s heartwarming and very down to earth/realistic. I highly recommend grabbing it up asap. 2 Thumbs up for a terrific RomCom.



Review by Kathy


One book that will have you laughing out loud. These two leading characters are amazing together, but add in the friends and you have a story that will both entertained and melting at the same time. Seeking a roommate before she loses her place because of a rent increase, Lou places an ad with some pretty straight forward rules. Little does she know, the answer to her prayer's (and ad) come in the form of the star quarterback of her school's football team. Abel is gorgeous and has the reputation of being a womanizer. Yep, one and done is what they say. Ok, so it may be a bit true but all of those women know he isn't looking for a relationship. It's football and school! He's focused on his future and not a serious girlfriend. Although, his new roommate does begin to make some changes in his feelings on that matter. She funny, smart and beautiful. They say big things come in small packages, and Lou is one mighty stick of dynamite! 

Great story, great characters and one wonderfully entertaining read! I highly recommend this book.



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Hi. I’m Micalea. Ma-call-e-uh. Weird name, I know. My mom must’ve known I was going to be odd even in the womb. I’ve written a lot of books. Like a lot. Don’t ask me how many, I don’t remember at this point. I have an unhealthy addiction to Diet Coke but I can’t seem to break the habit. I listen to way too much music and hedgehogs have taken over my life. Crazy is the word that best sums up my life, but it’s the good kind of crazy and I wouldn’t change it for anything.


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