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Thursday, August 29, 2019

🌟BOOK BLITZ:🌟 When Light Shatters by Laney Wylde {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}

When Light Shatters by Laney Wylde

Release Date: August 26th 2019 by CTP Pulse
Genres: Contemporary, LGBTQ+, New Adult,Romance

Harlow's parents are dead. So is her brother. So is Tenley.



She's like… ninety-five percent sure about that last one.

Seventeen and orphaned, Harlow is eager to leave her past behind when she moves in with her guardians. But in her new environment, she's drawn to Brighton, a senior in her art class who is haunted by ghosts similar to her own. It's not long before Harlow realizes their friendship has turned into something deeper—something that Brighton would have to sacrifice everything to pursue.

And Brighton does.

Their secret romance is perfect…until the precarious life Harlow has built crumbles beneath her. In the collapse, they both come face to face with Tenley.

Who, it turns out, is far from dead.

Perfect for fans of The Kiss Thief and The Book of Essie, Laney Wylde's coming-of-age, bisexual romance When Light Shatters is a heady and gripping read. With a touch of irreverence and suspense, Wylde's most vulnerable work yet will keep you guessing from the first page to the last.


His door is cracked, so I push it open. “Jackson, your mom wants you to––” I don’t remember what I was going to say because when I see Jackson, his cheeks are red. It’s hard to see them under his Oakland A’s cap, but his eyes look red too. Sitting on his bed, he wipes some tears off his face and sniffs.

“Did you get hurt?” I ask.

He shakes his head.

“Did something make you sad?”

He nods.

I climb up onto his bed and sit next to him. “Are you sad about Tyler getting hurt?”

Jackson looks at me. “Tyler died,” he whispers. “We’re not going to see him again.”

I shake my head. “That’s what I thought, but then I heard my dad say…” that Tyler should never have been riding my bike. If my dad wanted me riding the bad bike, he wanted me to die. He wanted to never see me again. And that can’t be true because Daddy loves me, and he tells me so whenever I’m with Tyler. But if Tyler’s gone, maybe Daddy won’t tell me anymore. Daddy hasn’t said anything to me at all since Tyler’s crash.

“Never mind,” I say. “I think you’re right.”

“I’m just sad,” Jackson says.

“Okay.” He looks down and I look around his room at all the baseball posters on the walls. “My mom holds my hand when I’m sad.”

“Does it help?”

“Sometimes.” I open my hand to him. “We could try it.” He reaches for it and holds it tight in his.

After a while, I say, “I’m sorry you’re sad.”

He nods.

“Your mom said you need to set the table.”

“Okay.” He sniffs and wipes under his nose with the back of his hand. Not the hand holding mine. The other one.

We hop down from his bed, and he lets go of my hand. I walk toward his door, but he catches up to me and gives me a hug. I hug him back, resting my head on his shoulder when he rests his head on mine. I don’t know if holding his hand made him less sad, but I hope this does. It makes me feel a little better. Because if Jackson is hugging me, maybe he didn’t want me to get hit by the truck. Maybe he just wished nobody got hit.

Laney Wylde is enamored with all things southern California--the traffic, smog, surprise earthquakes, and nonindigenous palm trees. Consequently, it's the landscape her strong and sometimes lovable female leads paint their stories on. Her New Adult novels Never Touched and the After Twelve series are bright with provocative themes, steamy romance, and inappropriately timed humor.
When Laney isn't writing, she's singing Taylor Swift with her little boy or asking her husband not to tell her about his work as a surgical resident while she's eating. She daydreams about using her math degree to get into law school, then realizes that would be too much work and that she should just play pretend court on paper instead. While she loves a good book, nothing beats 30 Rock with a bag of popcorn and M&Ms.


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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

🌟BOOK BLITZ:🌟 Wonderland Academy: Book One by Melanie Karsak {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}

Wonderland Academy: Book One by Melanie Karsak

Release Date: August 27th 2019 by Clockpunk Press
Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Retelling, Young Adult

Welcome to Wonderland Academy. Don't lose your head.

Getting into Wonderland Academy is easy, if you meet the admission criteria.

You must be a little mad.
You must follow the white rabbit.
You must find the key to enter Wonderland.

If you can nail all three, you're in. The only exception? Wonderland Academy never accepts students named Alice. By order of the Queen of Hearts, any Alice found sneaking into Wonderland will be behead.

Which begs a question. Why in the hell am I here?

My name may be Alice, but Wonderland Academy is everything my real life isn't. My boyfriend recently died. I just did a stint in a psych ward on suicide watch. And everyone thinks I'm "crazy" because I see people who aren't there. Ridiculous, right? That's why I'm willing to risk my neck to be here as "Lacey" Crane.

But who wouldn't want to learn how to ride a jabberwocky, train with a vorpal sword, cast spells using a teacup, or shapeshift into a fairy? As long as no one figures out my real name, I should be fine.

The only problem? Aiden, the Queen of Hearts son, is quickly becoming my best friend. And then there's Corbin. Despite the fact my heart is still broken, every time I see him something inside me flutters to life. How I'm going to pass my classes, and protect my secret like my life depends on it is beyond me. But I better find a way. Because in Wonderland, no Alice is safe.

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Wonderland Academy re-imagines the fantastical world of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland for a fresh, new adventure. Combining whimsy,magic, and a splash of steampunk, New York Times best-selling author Melanie Karsak invites you into this beautifully re-envisioned fairy tale adventure.


As I looked around my room, memories flooded my mind. Today was not a good day to think about it. Today was a day to pretend the world didn’t exist. Not finding my copy of A Discovery of Witches, I grabbed my tattered but much-loved copy of Outlander. Getting lost in Scotland for a while sounded like a good idea.

I headed back downstairs to the kitchen.

“Lacey?” Nan called me.

“I’m coming, Nan.”

“Better hurry up. You’re getting late.”

I grabbed a soda from the fridge and prepared a glass of ice. I really needed a coffee, but I’d come back. Nan was probably thirsty. I headed back to Nan’s room.

“Here you go,” I told her, setting the cup on the TV table. I popped the tab and poured her drink. “So, did John get a dollar?”

“No. Thirty lousy cents. Your ticket,” Nan said, tapping the envelope for Wonderland Academy.

I shook my head. “Okay, Nan.”

Nan frowned at me. “Open it.”

“Sure. In a minute. I forgot my book in the kitchen. I was going to put on a pot of coff—”

“No. You’re getting late. And grab that,” she told me, pointing to a suitcase sitting beside the loveseat.

I sighed. God knows what she had packed up now. Once, we’d found her with a bag full of her old, formal gowns. “What’s in it?”

“Take it.”

“You packed a suitcase? Nan—”

“Pick it up, Lacey,” she said sternly, her voice tempered with annoyance.

I turned and grabbed the suitcase then set it at my feet.

“Now open this,” she said, handing the envelope to me for Wonderland Academy.

Swallowing my annoyance—Nan didn’t know I’d been in the hospital and was really in no state to be bossed around—I took the envelope from her. I jabbed my finger inside and opened the letter.

Light blasted from the envelope. On the other side of the house, the old grandfather clock, which hadn’t worked for years, started bonging. The sound was so loud, I winced. The walls around me began to bend strangely, the shapes on the TV and the furniture warping. The laughter coming from the television sounded weird and dark, the laughing voices stretching out long. My head was spinning, and there was a strange, sweet smell in the air. It smelled like…orange marmalade. Christ, was I having a stroke? My stomach turned. I felt like I was going to throw up.

I looked down to steady myself. When I did, I spotted a large black dot spreading across the floorboards underneath my feet.

The clock bonged.

My ears started ringing.

“What the hell?” I whispered.

I looked at Nan, who was grinning wildly at me.

She waved. “Don’t tell them your name. And don’t lose your head.”

And then the spot on the floor opened and sucked me down.

I tumbled into the darkness.


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melanie Karsak is the author of The Airship Racing Chronicles, The Harvesting Series, The Celtic Blood Series, Steampunk Red Riding Hood, and Steampunk Fairy Tales. The author currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children. She is an Instructor of English at Southern New Hampshire University.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

🌟RELEASE BLAST!🌟 Wild Steamy Hook-Up by Piper Rayne {REVIEW}

Wild Steamy Hook-Up by Piper Rayne

Release Date: August 27th 2019
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

He’s the quiet brooding guy who’s owned my heart since I was sixteen but has refused to claim it. 

I’m the naΓ―ve woman who believes that someday our time will come.

I just didn’t realize that someday would include waking up in Vegas with a raging hangover and a ring on my finger.

If we believed in fate, maybe one of us would’ve trusted that something more powerful than ourselves interceded because our love is one of tangled vines. As twisted and frayed as they’ve become over the years, they’ve never broken. 

An annulment seemed like the easy way out. We should’ve known it wouldn’t be fate that intervened, but our Italian Mamas. They can deliver Oscar-worthy performances when heaping on the guilt.

We thought it’d be easy to pretend to be a happily married couple in front of our families for three months and then say we gave it our best shot and go our separate ways.

But nothing is easy when it comes to Dominic Mancini and me. Nothing.

My Review:

Not having read other books by the author before, I didn’t know what to expect before reading Wild Steamy Hook-Up. Needless to say, the book was heartwarming and entertaining. This friends-to-lovers second chance romance will leave you wanting for more.

In the story we get to meet Dominic Mancini and Valentina Sommerland, two individuals who have known each other since they were teens. Having grown up with each other, they were able to bond with each other’s families as well, but things didn’t end turning they way they wanted them to. Now at thirty-six, their lives have dramatically changed and it’s by on encounter that will change their lives forever.

Dominic Mancini is the quiet brooding guy who has worked really hard for what he has. He also happens to be the one-night stand type-of-guy who would rather have that than an actual relationship. But deep down he has always had feelings for Valentina and no matter how hard he wants to move on from their past, he just can’t. It’s when he wakes up married to her in Las Vegas that everything changes between them. They know that they have chemistry, but they are not good for each other. When their Italian moms find out about their drunken marriage, they insist on them giving it a try. So they have to stay married for three months and go their separate ways after that if it doesn’t work out. But spending time with each other is making him see that he doesn’t want to let her go, he just needs to convince her to give them another chance.

Valentina has worked really hard to get her dancing studios to be successful and it’s surprised when Dom reaches out to her while her students compete for the championship in Las Vegas. But a dinner and way too many drinks later makes them do what they once vowed to do and that is to get married. She has never forgotten about Dom and getting married to him should be a happy moment, but it isn’t when he is in a hurry to get it annulled. When they face their families they are forced to stay together for three months and during that she sees the good in him that she saw when they were teens. He is still the caring guy that loves his family and loves to cook for her. He is everything she wants and will not atop until he truly gives their marriage a try.

I throughly loved reading this story, it was steamy and funny. It’s evident that the characters have a past and now that they are married they are forced to face their troubles in order to have a future together. Dom is your typical womanizer who doesn’t want a relationship, but he gives his love to his family. They are all a united family who love to poke one another and be there for each other. I loved their interaction as well as other secondary characters that made the book much more entertaining. Valentina is a hard working woman whose family is tight and small. She might not have siblings, but she is still pretty close to her mom and dad. I loved their chemistry and the ending was really sweet. I would recommend reading this book, you will not be disappoint it! :)

**I voluntarily read an early copy of this title in exchange for an honest review**

My Rating:


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🌟 Freebie Tuesday (Edition #287) 🌟

Welcome back! As always I will be tweeting random freebies that I can find on any given day so if you're looking for more free books make sure to follow me on twitter @JackieBookWorld. :) 

***Note that there will be some books that will be free for limited time only, so make sure to download them as soon as you can. Also if there is any specific genre that you guys would like me feature, let me know in the comment section below. Enjoy! 

Baby Mine 
by Kennedy Fox
Release Date: April 23rd 2019
Series: Roommate Duet #1
Pages: 342
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter, Facebook

I saw her first.
Blonde. Gorgeous. Feisty.
I was smitten.

But it didn’t matter because she chose him and he was my best friend and roommate. I’d never be able to compete with that, so I pushed her away instead. It was easy when she lived hours away, and I didn’t have to see her every day, but then she moved in with us. 
Now, I’m screwed.

To her singing in the shower every morning, dancing in the kitchen while she makes coffee, and doing yoga in our living room, I can’t stop thinking about her in all the wrong ways. She’s not mine and never will be, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to push her against a wall and claim her mouth.

She’s constantly on me for making messes, bringing chicks home every weekend, and being a smartass when their PDA gets on my nerves. Considering neither of them know how I feel, it’s not fair for the way I act toward them. I should move out so I can get over her for good; however, the selfish part of me can’t let go. 

And then the unthinkable happens... 
When my best friend dies in a motorcycle accident, the two of us are left to grieve our loss together. Instead of pushing her away, I pull her closer. 

Just as we come to terms with our new reality, she finds out she’s pregnant with his baby. 
And I’m left to make the hardest decision of my life.

**BABY MINE is an angsty, emotional, slow-burn romance wrapped up in a heartbreakingly delicious love story. It's book 1 in the Hunter & Lennon duet of the Roommate Duet Series and must be read first.**

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)


When an Alpha Purrs
by Eve Langlais
Release Date: June 4th 2015 by Createspace
Pages: 188
Genres: Romance, Paranormal
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter

A lion’s pride isn’t defined only by those he commands but also resides with his hair, so when a human dares to butcher Arik’s mane, he gets his revenge—and claims her as his mate. 
A billionaire CEO and leader of the largest East Coast pride, Arik is a ladies man and a lion. Used to commanding others, and obedience, he can’t believe it when a hairdresser with tempting curves chops off a hunk of his precious mane.

But her biggest mistake is in running from him.

Run as fast as you can, little mouse, because this cat loves to chase—and pounce.

Oh, and he also likes to nibble on tender bits. What he doesn’t expect is to fall for a human woman, a woman who can make the impossible happen because everyone knows lions can’t purr…until now.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)


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Monday, August 26, 2019

πŸ”– COVER REVEAL! πŸ”– The Golden Hour by L.M. Halloran

The Golden Hour by L.M. Halloran

Release Date: October 10, 2019
Genres: Romantic Suspense 

My name is Finn McCowen, and I want my revenge.

Callisto Avellino was the heiress of one of the country’s most influential families. A delicate wildflower in a bed of thorns. And the daughter of the man who killed my father. 

Six years ago, she disappeared. 

She says she ran away to escape the poison of her corrupt family. 
Money. Prestige. Power. Murder.

We have the same agenda - or so it seems: ruin the Avellinos at all costs. 

And if I have to put her in harm’s way to get what I want?

So be it.

About the Author

When not writing or reading, the author enjoys walking barefoot, subjecting her husband to questionable recipes, and chasing her spirited daughter. She’s a rabid fan of coffee, moon-gazing, and small dogs that resemble Ewoks. Home is Portland, Oregon.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

πŸ”– COVER REVEAL! πŸ”– The Royal Arrangement and The Rebel Queen by Jeana E. Mann


The Royal Arrangement by Jeana E. Mann

Release Date: September 17th 2019
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

A billionaire prince searches for a new wife in this intriguing tale of power and seduction from USA Today bestselling author Jeana E. Mann.

When I walk into a room, people look twice. Once because I'm the Crown Prince of Androvia, and twice because I'm that guy—the one who makes your panties wet with just a smile. My life is grand until the unexpected death of my father. To claim the throne, I've got to find a wife in twenty-four hours or be forced to marry the woman who cheated on me.

A chance encounter with the daughter of my sworn enemy changes everything. The first time I saw her, she was chained to a dungeon wall. The second time I saw her, I took her to my bed. The third time, I proposed marriage. If she accepts, I'll rule her body the same way I intend to rule my kingdom—with an iron hand and no mercy. The stakes are high for both of us. If she turns me down, I could lose the throne to my traitorous uncle. Even worse, if she accepts, I might lose my heart.

Lies, seduction, and the struggle for a kingdom will heat up your e-reader.

Grab this page-turning contemporary royalty romance today.

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The Rebel Queen by Jeana E. Mann

Release Date: October 15th 2019
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

“Shall we begin?” When spoken by my new husband, these three little words fill me with terror and anticipation.

In private, King Henry rules my body like he rules his country—with unrelenting control and passion. I crave his orders, his punishment, his commands. Outside the bedroom, we’re strangers caught in a web of lies and decadence.

Our marriage is a sham, a business arrangement devised to save my life and secure his crown. He doesn’t love me. He loves my body, controlling it, shaming it, worshipping it. To survive the dangers at court, I need to be smart, but it’s hard to think straight with a man like Henry between my legs.

Each night, he locks the bedroom door, determined to teach me a new lesson. Obedience, patience, trust. I lie awake in bed waiting for the sound of his footsteps and the latest installment in pleasure and pain. My heart pounds when the hinges creak and his broad shoulders block the door. I’m not ready, but I can’t wait to feel his hands on me. He shoves his bowtie in my mouth, binds my hands to the headboard, and whispers in my ear…

“Shall we begin?”

From USA Today bestselling author Jeana E. Mann comes this dark, contemporary romance filled with twists, turns, and unprecedented heat.

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Jeana is a USA Today and Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author from Indiana. She gave up a career in the corporate world to write about sexy billionaires and alpha bad boys. With over twenty books and several awards beneath her belt, she’s never regretted her choice to live out her dream. She’s a free spirit, a wanderer at heart, and loves animals with a passion. When she’s not tripping over random objects, you’ll find her walking in the sunshine with her rambunctious dogs and dreaming about true love.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

🌟 Freebie Tuesday (Edition #286) 🌟

Welcome back! As always I will be tweeting random freebies that I can find on any given day so if you're looking for more free books make sure to follow me on twitter @JackieBookWorld. :) 

***Note that there will be some books that will be free for limited time only, so make sure to download them as soon as you can. Also if there is any specific genre that you guys would like me feature, let me know in the comment section below. Enjoy! 

The Boyfriend Sessions 
by Belinda Williams
Release Date: October 23rd 2018 by BWrite 
Series: City Love #1
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Chick Lit
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter, Facebook


Christa Morrison has commitment issues, a fact that quickly becomes apparent after she flees a romantic proposal in Paris, the thunder of impending wedding bells ringing in her ears.

Back in Sydney, she turns to her closest friends for reassurance. Instead they offer her a startling and painful diagnosis: she's a relationship junkie. The cure? An extreme rehabilitation program guaranteed to reform even the most L-word illiterate. 

With her girlfriends along for the ride, Christa commits to their radical plan and the chances of recovery look good. The only problem is Max Spencer. The one guy Christa—and her friends—never expected her to fall for. But he's proving to be a temptation she may not have the willpower to resist ...

For a shot at happiness, is being with Max worth betraying her friends? And will Christa have the strength to trust her heart when her colorful relationship history comes back to haunt her?

It might just be enough to make a poor girl leave the country (again).

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)


Flying by the Seat of My Knickers 
by Eliza Watson
Release Date: March 25th 2016 by Elizabeth Jane Watson
Pages: 204
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Chick Lit
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter, Facebook

Why run from your troubles when you can fly instead? 

When Caity Shaw is fired from her first job that doesn’t require an elf uniform, her older sister, Rachel, an event planner, hires her to work a meeting in Dublin. Caity jumps at the opportunity to travel abroad and escape her pathetic life. However, even four thousand miles from home, there’s no avoiding debt collectors, an overbearing mother, and haunting memories of a controlling ex. 

While in Dublin, Caity suffers a series of humiliating mishaps, causing her to lose even more faith in herself. Caity struggles to earn Rachel’s respect — and to keep Declan, her hot Irish coworker, at arm’s length. Declan repeatedly saves Caity’s butt and helps boost her self-confidence, making it difficult to keep her distance from the charming womanizer. When Declan helps her research her Irish grandmother, Caity discovers the mysterious past of the courageous woman she barely knew might hold the answers to her future.

*As noted, this is Book 1 in a series. The series is best read in order.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)


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