Tuesday, February 19, 2019

TOMBOY (THE HARTIGANS #3)

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How exactly has one good deed landed me in the penalty box?


Tomboy, an all-new, sexy romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn, is available now!

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Ice Knights defenseman Zach Blackburn has come down with the flu, and my BFF—his PR manager—begs me to put my nursing degree to use and get him back to health. Of course she would call in a favor for the most hated man in Harbor City.
But when he’s finally on the mend and I’m sneaking out of his place, everything goes sideways. Paparazzi spot me and pictures, plus accusations that I slept with him, fly faster than a hockey puck.
At first, all of Harbor City wants my blood—or to give me a girlie-girl makeover. But then…the team finally wins a game. And now this fickle town wants me with the big jerk twenty-four seven.
Argh. I never slept with him the first time! But no one will listen. Then the grumpy bastard goes and promises to break his no-fan-appearances rule to help raise money for a free health clinic—but only if I’m rink-side at every game. That’s not a deal I can turn down.
But when the team keeps winning, and I realize there’s more to him than his bad reputation, suddenly remembering to keep my real hands off my fake date gets harder and harder to do.
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Excerpt:



The blaring ring echoed off the bare walls of the nearly empty mansion as Fallon Hartigan marched down the hallway with murder on her mind.

As soon as she got to the source of that ringing, she was going to give Harbor City what they wanted most and kill the most-hated man in hockey. Sure, she might get arrested, but the metro area would probably throw her a parade. She turned the corner and stopped dead in her tracks outside the open double doors leading to the overpriced defenseman’s bedroom.

The man—who’d been puking his guts up less than twenty-four hours ago—was in the middle of a king-size bed, wearing nothing but a smirk and a bed sheet that was draped so low across his hips that she could see miles of those V lines south of his hard abs. Like she was a newbie nurse on her first set of rounds, her breath caught, and a blush she most definitely did not want to appear started to burn her cheeks. Damn her pasty Irish skin.

Still, she had to admit, if only to herself, that the view was fucking amazing. The man was a professional athlete and had the muscular, inked-up chest to prove it. Practically against her will, her gaze traveled over the plentiful ink across his pecs and lingered a few breaths too long on his silver nipple rings.

Seemingly indifferent to her perusal, Zach swiped his thumb across his cell phone’s screen, ending the incessant ringing.

“About time,” he said, his voice a mellow, low rumble. “I’ve been ringing for you for almost ten minutes.”

He dropped his phone on the small table next to the bed and then lounged against the headboard, managing somehow to look down his nose at her even with their current height differential.

Forget killing him, she was going to go after her bestie. It was Lucy’s fault Fallon was even here.

She squeezed her eyes shut and counted to ten as she recalled all the reasons why the man was a menace and not the solution to her three-month-long sexual dry spell.

He was a selfish player.

He was surly to the press, to the fans, and probably to his neighbor’s dog.

He’d banged a puck bunny tattooed with the logo of the Ice Knights’ most hated rival.

She counted to another ten while remembering why she couldn’t off him.

He was Lucy’s client.

He was, for some incomprehensible reason, one of her bestie’s friends.

He had the skills to turn around the Ice Knights’ sofar shitty season if he could remove the giant chip from his shoulder and start playing as if he actually liked hockey again.

Exhaling a deep breath, she reopened her eyes and barely noticed his muscular shoulders this time as she moved away from the door.

There. All better.

She’d managed to pack away the Hartigan attitude, and her temper hadn’t even made an appearance. Bully for her. Now to get back to that cool, clinical demeanor she strove for whenever she was on the clock.

“You rang?” she asked, managing to keep a good 73 percent of her annoyance out of her tone as she walked farther into the room.


About Avery


USA Today bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

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LIZA'S REVIEW:

Each of the books in The Hartigan series to date has been amazing. Then came Tomboy and it totally blew me away. Avery Flynn wrote my spirit animal in Fallon Hartigan, and I have to say this is my favorite book ever from Ms. Flynn.

Fallon Hartigan is a hard-working nurse who really loves helping others. She is happy in her own skin and has never cared about fashion or trying to look like everyone else. I totally got and connected with Fallon from the first moment we met her in this series. She only goes to help out Zach because her best friend Lucy begs her to do so. Zach Blackburn is the most hated man in Harbor City since he arrived and has done absolutely nothing to help the Ice Knights win. 

First of all, I loved the banter between Fallon and Zach. They had some serious snark going on much of the time and I loved it about them both. I also love though neither really wanted to be in the other's life, they really could help each other out. I also loved that the more time they spent together the more real they became with each other. Not that Fallon ever acted like more than she was, but it was like she found someone who could finally see and accept her exactly as she is.

The chemistry between Fallon and Zach was off the charts HOT! I loved this couple so much and fell more in love with each passing page. OMG when Zach finally shared all he had been put through by his parents, my heart absolutely broke for him. I loved how protective Fallon was of Zach and cheered as she defended Zach, even when I knew he wouldn't take what she did in the right way. I loved seeing each of them figure out how to fix their relationship and how their friends each made them see the light. Seriously these two people are just perfect for each other!

I've loved each and every book in The Hartigan series to date and with each one I didn't believe Ms. Flynn could top the last, only to be blown away again with each new release. Tomboy is hands down my favorite book ever from Avery Flynn. It is the perfect story for fans of contemporary romance that love smoking hot romance, lots of emotions, and lots of laughter. I highly recommend this book to all fans of romance.

Rating: 5 Stars (A+)
Review copy provided by publisher

Monday, February 18, 2019

RELEASE BLITZ: TOMBOY

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How exactly has one good deed landed me in the penalty box?


Tomboy, an all-new, sexy romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn, is available now!

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Ice Knights defenseman Zach Blackburn has come down with the flu, and my BFF—his PR manager—begs me to put my nursing degree to use and get him back to health. Of course she would call in a favor for the most hated man in Harbor City.
But when he’s finally on the mend and I’m sneaking out of his place, everything goes sideways. Paparazzi spot me and pictures, plus accusations that I slept with him, fly faster than a hockey puck.
At first, all of Harbor City wants my blood—or to give me a girlie-girl makeover. But then…the team finally wins a game. And now this fickle town wants me with the big jerk twenty-four seven.
Argh. I never slept with him the first time! But no one will listen. Then the grumpy bastard goes and promises to break his no-fan-appearances rule to help raise money for a free health clinic—but only if I’m rink-side at every game. That’s not a deal I can turn down.
But when the team keeps winning, and I realize there’s more to him than his bad reputation, suddenly remembering to keep my real hands off my fake date gets harder and harder to do.
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Download your copy today!
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/Tomboy
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2REylrq
Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2M4npOl
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About Avery


USA Today bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.
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Connect with Avery
Instagram: @AveryFlynn

Friday, February 15, 2019

OLD DOG NEW TRICKS (THE DOGFATHER #9)

Daniel Kilcannon, the veterinarian known as the Dogfather, has been widowed for four years. He's spent the time running the largest canine rescue and training facility in North Carolina and pulling some strings to make sure each of his six grown children find a love like the one he lost when his beloved Annie died. 

But as the years slip by, Daniel's vow to never love again is starting to make him restless. When a woman who was pivotal to his past arrives in Bitter Bark, he wonders if her appearance is coincidence or the guiding hand of his dearly departed wife...but the truth is neither. She's about to change his life again in ways he could never have imagined. And Daniel isn't sure if his heart -- or his family -- will ever recover from the impact. 

Like every other book in this popular series, the cover of Old Dog New Tricks was shot at Alaqua Animal Refuge in the author’s home state of Florida using only rescue dogs (and local guys) on the covers. A portion of book sales is donated to Alaqua to save animals and help them find forever homes. 

About The Dogfather Series 

Daniel Kilcannon is known as “The Dogfather” for a reason. It’s not just his renowned skills as a veterinarian, his tremendous love of dogs, or the fact that he has turned his homestead in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains into a world class dog training and rescue facility. Ask his six grown children who run Waterford Farm for him, and they’ll tell you that their father’s nickname is due to his uncanny ability to pull a few strings to get what he wants. And what he wants is for his four sons and two daughters to find the kind of life-changing love he had with his dearly departed wife, Annie. This old dog has a few new tricks…and he’ll use them all to see his pack all settled into their happily ever afters! 

Release Date: February 15, 2019
South Street Publishing
The Dogfather #9
Contemporary Romance
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza's Review:

Old Dog New Tricks is the latest release in the Dogfather series from Roxanne St. Claire and all I can say is it was totally worth the wait! I've wanted Daniel Kilcannon's book from the moment we met him in the very first book and I adored it from start to finish. While I feel like the woman who is Daniel’s second chance at love after the death of his beloved Annie shouldn’t have surprised me; I found myself completely shocked. 

This story was full of surprises, pulled out every single emotion, and gave me hope for finding love again. I absolutely couldn't put this book down once I started reading it, and loved every single minute of this story. Roxanne St. Claire gives her readers another story filled with laughter and tears, both happy and sad, along with many happy sighs. I highly recommend having a box of tissues handy while reading this beautiful story. 

The Dogfather series of books is one of my favorite series ever from Roxanne St. Claire and I can't recommend the entire series of books enough. I've loved watching each of Daniel's children find their happily ever after. I loved we were introduced to so many new characters in Old Dog New Tricks, and will hopefully get many more books featuring the Kilcannon family and friends. I read Old Dog New Tricks as fast as I could the first time, and now plan to re-read it and savor each and every moment.


Rating: 5 Stars (A+)

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

INTERCEPTED (PLAYBOOK #1)

Marlee thought she scored the man of her dreams only to be scorched by a bad breakup. But there's a new player on the horizon, and he's in a league of his own...

Marlee Harper is the perfect girlfriend. She's definitely had enough practice by dating her NFL-star boyfriend for the last ten years. But when she discovers he has been tackling other women on the sly, she vows to never date an athlete again. There's just one problem: Gavin Pope, the new hotshot quarterback and a fling from the past, has Marlee in his sights.

Gavin fights to show Marlee he's nothing like her ex. Unfortunately, not everyone is ready to let her escape her past. The team's wives, who never led the welcome wagon, are not happy with Marlee's return. They have only one thing on their minds: taking her down. But when the gossip makes Marlee public enemy number one, she worries about more than just her reputation.

Between their own fumbles and the wicked wives, it will take a Hail Mary for Marlee and Gavin's relationship to survive the season. 

Release Date: September 11, 2018
Berkley Penguin Group
Playbook #1
Contemporary Sports Romance
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Liza's Review: 

Intercepted is the debut release from author Alexa Martin and is the first book in her Playbook series. When Intercepted starts, Marlee Harper is happily in a relationship with her boyfriend of 10 year, Chris Alexander, who she quickly discovers has been cheating on her and she is forced to move home with pretty much only her clothes and a few other items in the house, as Chris the asshole bought everything, including her car, and won't let her take anything with her. Luckily for Marlee, Gavin Pope had come home with Chris and was there to help her out when she needed to leave. Of course the fact that Gavin is also the man Marlee had a one-night stand with 4 years ago when she and Chris were on a break was pretty funny and convenient.

While I did end up liking Marlee in the end, she was pretty immature for most of the book. I get there are mean girls everywhere, but it seemed like anyone Marlee wasn't friends with all ended up being portrayed as totally bitches. I'm not saying some of the women were two-faced and total bitches, but I just find it hard to believe that only one woman in the group could end up being a nice person other than Marlee. 

I did like the romance between Marlee and Gavin, but hated it took her so long to stop comparing Gavin to Chris. Gavin was an honest hard working man who knew what he wanted and did what it took to get what he wanted. I loved he was willing to take things slow with Marlee, especially after she went radio-silent with him, but was there as soon as she needed him again. Gavin and Marlee had really amazing chemistry and I did like them as a couple. I just wish Marlee were more mature. I really do think that was my biggest issue with this book. Marlee was a fun character and had amazing wit and talent, yet almost still seemed like she was still the high school girlfriend through much of the book. Maybe it was because she started dating her ex while they were in high school and their relationship was so much like a couple of high school kids even at the end. I'm not saying Gavin was perfect, but he was more mature than Marlee through most of the book. He did mess up in a major way in my opinion and I absolutely agreed with exactly what Marlee did to make him understand what she needed. 

Intercepted was a tough read for me. It seemed to drag on at times and while I did like many of the characters, there were others that were so horrible, I struggled not to DNF this book a couple of times. Add in not one but two could-be physical attacks on Marlee at various times, and it made it even harder for me to keep reading. However, I needed to see if Marlee would grow up and be the person I knew she could be, and I was glad to see I was right. I do plan on reading the second book in this series when it is released later this year. 

Rating: 3.5 Stars (B-)

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

CROSS MY HEART & SEALED WITH A KISS RELEASE BLITZ

Cross My Heart and Sealed with a Kiss, sexy standalones in the Ty and Hunter Series from New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips are available now!


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Ten years ago, a seventeen year old Lily Dumont faked her own death to escape an uncle who wanted her inheritance, leaving her old life – and love, behind . . . but Lily never forgot Ty Benson.
When Ty discovers Lily's uncle is about to have her declared legally dead in order to finally get his hands on the family money, Ty seeks out Lily and urges her to return home, face her past and reclaim what rightfully belongs to her. Can Ty reclaim Lily as well? Or will she leave him again, this time for good?
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On the outside, Molly Gifford had it all—a hot legal career and a hotter boyfriend. But what she really wanted was a family. So when she discovered her real father, she didn’t hesitate to pack her bags. Even though it meant leaving her old life behind.
Daniel Hunter's still trying to get on with his life after losing Molly. Then she shows up at his door, begging for help. Her newfound father is under arrest for murder, and she's convinced Hunter is the only attorney with the skill and reputation to get him off.
Hunter can't resist helping an innocent man and he’s still drawn to Molly. Although he can’ resist her, he won’t be hurt again. This time he’s determined to be the one who walks away with his heart and emotions intact.
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Meet Carly Phillips
Carly Phillips is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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