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Thursday, February 27, 2020

🌟 BOOK BLITZ 🌟 Dangerous by Sara Cate {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}

Dangerous by Sara Cate

Release Date: February 25th 2020
Pages: 245
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Welcome to Wicked Beach… 


They call me dangerous. 
Which is fine by me. It keeps everyone out. 

Then some new girl walks into my shop and turns everything upside down. It started out physical until she becomes the one person standing between me and the future of my business. 

Now this mysterious new girl has me right where she wants me—physically, mentally...and emotionally. 


I’ve been burned before. 
Now I look out for myself. 

The last thing I expect is to inherit a tattoo shop run by the world’s scariest—and sexiest—business owner. If I were smart, I would cut him out and use the money to start a new life for myself—one free from the demons in my past. 
But Murph’s hard eyes and gentle touch do something to me. It’s like he can see something no one else can, and no matter how hard I try, he won’t let me walk away. 
If I want to save myself, I have to ruin him. 
And to ruin him feels far more dangerous than what I’m running from. 

Dangerous is the second swoon-worthy installment in the Wicked Hearts series. These stories can be read as standalones or together. Warning: this fast-paced romance might leave you breathless and a touch corrupted.


“Where do you want it?”

I have to keep my eyes on his face or else they threaten to drift over his shoulders, chest, and that obvious bulge in his jeans.

Where do I want it? I repeat in my mind, and I know I have to answer quickly or else the obvious innuendo of that phrase will fill the already-awkward space between us.

At this point, being in the presence of a man, for the first time in so long—a whispering reminder of the life I used to live, has my body shouting at me to remember what it was like. To feel a man’s touch, his hands on my skin, around my body. Goosebumps erupt along the flesh of my exposed thighs.

“Here,” I choke, my voice breaking. I point to the inside of my upper thigh, just above my knee. It’s a strange place for a tattoo, for sure, but there’s meaning there.

I notice his Adam’s apple bobbing as he swallows. With one eyebrow cocked, his gaze drifts down from my face to the puckered skin just below the hem of my purple cotton sundress. A raised scar roughly the size of a dollar and shaped like a fish hook catches his attention. I can see the questions on his face as the room grows silent.

Operation scars look different from violent scars. Violent scars are not methodical or neat. They are erratic, loud, and almost weep with memory. This scar, from the broken window of a four-door sedan eight feet under water tells a story that I don’t want in my book anymore. I want it covered.

I break the silence, luring his eyes back to my face and not my open legs. “I know it’s difficult to tattoo scars—I’ve done my research, but I want this covered. Is that...possible?” My voice shakes, giving away my nerves.

He clears his throat. “I can do that.”

Then, he leans forward. With just the expression on his face, he asks to touch it. I nod in return. The fingers of his right hand reach forward, and methodically, as if he’s inspecting the spot, he grazes the raised bump between my knees.

Having gone so long without another person’s touch anywhere below my belly button, I jump from the contact. His eyes meet mine. Then, he goes back to rubbing his thumb over the scar, and I feel my pulse quicken, my breath coming out in short spurts as if someone has crushed my lungs and won’t let me breathe.

I know he’s touching it for the purpose of the tattoo, but I watch the way he bites his lip, and I can tell it’s just as unnerving for him as it is for me. He swallows again. The room is deliciously silent, and this chemistry between us has changed. It’s dangerously close to something more than just a tattoo artist and his client.


Sara Cate writes contemporary romance about bikers, bad boys, hunks, and softies--all rolled into one. She has a soft spot for redemption stories and forbidden romance.


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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

🌟 BOOK BLITZ 🌟 Where We Belong by Shann McPherson {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}

Where We Belong by Shann McPherson

Release Date: February 21st 2020 by HQDigital
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

An emotional, compelling page-turner from your next romance obsession, Shann McPherson, about the power of friendship and finding love where you least expect it.

When Alice ‘Murph’ Murphy’s beloved mother died, she promised to keep the family bakery in Graceville, Georgia afloat—even if it meant letting her high-school sweetheart, Nash Harris, go. For years, Murph has been biding her time, waiting for Nash to come back for her.

So when he strolls into Piece O’ Cake, Murph’s heart skips a beat—until he hands her an invitation to his wedding… There are painful secrets in both their pasts that only the two of them share, and Murph can’t bear the thought of Nash belonging to someone else.

There’s only one thing Murph can think of to do: fake a relationship with local bar owner and old friend Harley Shaw to remind Nash of what he’s losing, and win him back for good.

Nash is Murph’s best friend, a vivid reminder of her childhood and all the things she’s lost—but the more time Murph and Harley spend together, the more the lines between real and pretend begin to blur. Can Murph choose between the one who got away and the one who never left—and heal her aching heart?


I push my glasses up my nose for the millionth time, and while holding my breath and with one eye narrowed, I wipe a tiny smudge of frosting from the silver turntable holding Mr. and Mrs. Robertson’s fiftieth wedding anniversary cake. It may have taken me two full days and most of last night, but I’ve finally finished. Exhaling the breath I’ve been holding for a beat too long, I take a step back to really appreciate my craftsmanship. Four layers of lemon and blueberry perfection, covered in a fluffy whipped buttercream frosting, decorated with beautiful red roses, delicate peonies, and a smattering of baby’s breath, all of which have been hand-piped by yours truly.

I place a hand on my hip, smiling proudly. “Alice Murphy, once again you’ve outdone yourself,” I whisper under my breath, mentally high-fiving myself.

The bell above the door to the shop jingles, pulling me from my musings, and I walk through from the kitchen to the front of the store, still smiling at the thought of my latest masterpiece.

“Welcome to Piece O’ Cake,” I sing in a cheerful customer service voice. “How can I help yo—” Stopping dead in my tracks, my eyes go wide as I gawp at the unexpected figure standing in the middle of the shop. He’s shadowed by the afternoon sun shining in through the windows, backlighting him to nothing more than a darkened silhouette, and I blink hard, unsure whether or not I’m imagining things. But then he speaks. And I would know that voice anywhere. This is definitely not my imagination playing tricks on me.

“Hey, Murph.” The shadow takes a step forward, coming in to the glow of the overhead lights, and I’m immediately enamored by that all too familiar grin.

“N-Nash?” I gasp.

His smile is bright and those eyes. I’d remember those eyes anywhere after spending such a big part of my life dreaming about them.

“Oh my God!” I scream, covering my mouth with trembling hands until I finally come to, ripping off my apron before practically throwing myself over the counter. Jumping up, I wrap my arms around his neck, and emotion gets the better of me as I stand there in the familiarity of his warm embrace with tears of happiness streaming down my cheeks.

He’s here.

The love of my life.

He’s home.


With big dreams of being a published author since she was an eleven-year-old girl writing Beverly Hills 90210 fan fiction before fan fiction was even a thing, Shann McPherson has been writing angsty, contemporary romances for most of her thirty-something years.

Living in sunny Queensland, Australia, when she’s not writing Shann enjoys making memories with her husband and cheeky toddler son, drinking wine, and singing completely off-key to One Direction’s entire discography.


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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

🌟 Freebie Tuesday (Edition #310) 🌟

❥ Welcome back! Hope you guys check out the books! 

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!  

The Reluctant Princess
by Melissa McClone 
Release Date: April 25th 2019 by Cardinal Press, LLC
Series: Her Royal Duty #1
Pages: 308
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter, Facebook

She wants to work on a pit crew—not be a princess.

Mechanic Isabel “Izzy” Poussard’s life revolves around cars. Determined to be a member of a racing team’s pit crew, she’ll do whatever it takes to make her dream come true. The last thing she expects is for a gorgeous guy to step out of a limousine and tell her she’s a long-lost princess…and his wife.

Crown Prince Nikola “Niko” Kresimir of Vernonia wants one thing from Isabel—an annulment. The pretty American wearing grease-stained coveralls is too rough around the edges to be the future queen. Their marriage, the result of an archaic custom neither knew about, needs to end so he can modernize his country.

As sparks fly, Niko and Izzy fight their growing attraction for each other. Neither wants to remain in an arranged marriage, but that might be the only way to keep peace in the kingdom. Is a love match possible where all their dreams can come true? Or will aspirations and pride keep them from living happily ever after?

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)


Rising Star 
by Susannah Nix
Release Date: November 8th 2018 by Haver Street Press
Series: Starstruck #2
Pages: 322
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter, Facebook

Who wouldn't want to house sit for a smoking hot movie star? The one woman he asked to do it.

Alice Carlisle has problems.

Her sociology Ph.D. dissertation is going nowhere, she's about to lose the TV extra job that's been paying her bills, and her roommate is kicking her out. She needs to find a new place to live ASAP, so she can focus on finally finishing her doctorate.

Enter Griffin, one of Hollywood's rising stars, who offers to let her move into his guest room if she'll dog sit for him. Four months rent free in a nice house with an adorable dog is an offer Alice can't turn down--even if she has major qualms about her movie star roommate.

Griffin Beach has it all.

He's gorgeous, newly jacked, and poised to make the leap from TV show regular to box office superstar. Until his dog sitter bails, leaving him desperate to find someone he trusts to look after his precious fur baby.

Someone like Alice, the extra who's never seemed to like him but loves his dog. Griffin has his doubts about the arrangement, but living with Alice opens his eyes to how empty his workaholic lifestyle has become. The more time they spend together, the more he realizes she might be exactly what he needs in his life.

Can Alice let her guard down and learn to trust again? Can Griffin stop trying to please everyone else long enough to show her how he feels? Will they get their Hollywood happy ending? Or will their love story bomb at the box office?

RISING STAR is a standalone story set in the same universe as FALLEN STAR, featuring a brand new couple with their own happy ending. The books in this series can be read in any order.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)


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Thursday, February 20, 2020

🌟 BOOK BLITZ 🌟 Forever Summer by Nicole Bea {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}

Forever Summer by Nicole Bea

Release Date: February 24th 2020 by The Wild Rose Press
Pages: 202
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Morrigan Westhaver isn't convinced anything could make her forget her abusive ex-boyfriend—not even if she travels all the way from her home in Michigan to her father's ranch in Alabama. Saved text messages and voicemails haunt her life with poisonous words and crippling self-doubt, but she can't seem to let them go. On the ranch, much to her surprise, she immediately takes to a rescued horse, Stormy, as well as Levy, an attractive ranch hand. Will their understanding and gentle support help her heal, or is the damage too deep?


“We could have texted if you wanted to talk,” I remind him, patting the spot on the bed where my
phone has slipped down to.

He pulls an elastic band from his wrist and snaps it into place around his hair, making a perfectly small bun before taking the towel, squeezing the excess water from the style, and taking a seat at the edge of my bed.

“You’re trying to make it sound like you don’t want me here, but I know you do. You wouldn’t have let me in otherwise, and you wouldn’t have kissed me this afternoon.” There’s a pause, the night dripping in and our faces drawing closer. “Do you believe in love at first sight, Morrigan?” His voice hangs heavy and warm in the bedroom air.

The question might be a rhetorical one, but I feel compelled to answer because I think I gave a shit answer the first time he asked me the question. 

“I used to,” I reply softly, a whispered lilt to my voice that matches his own. “You know, before.” I tuck a loose strand of hair behind my ear.

“That’s interesting.” He clasps his hands together and rests them between his thighs. His eyes tell me that isn’t the answer he wanted. “You stopped believing in love at first sight when I finally started.”


NICOLE BEA is a short story author and novelist who primarily focuses on contemporary teen fiction. An avid storyteller since childhood, she has honed her skills through a variety of educational programs including management, sociology, legal studies, and cultural diversity in the workplace, most recently engaging in coursework about communication for technologists. In addition to writing for young adults, Nicole is also a technical writer for a global manufacturer of CPAP masks, machines, and other products that manage sleep-disordered breathing.  
When she isn't busy updating her manuscript portfolio or catching up on her To Be Read pile, Nicole can usually be found gardening, horseback riding, or pursuing her new hobby of learning to cook. She and her husband share their home in Eastern Canada with a collection of multi-colored cats and a lifetime's worth of books.


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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

🔖 REVIEW BLITZ 🔖 The Ruthless Knight by Jeana E. Mann {GIVEAWAY!}

The Ruthless Knight by Jeana E. Mann

Release Date: February 17th 2020 by Ishkadiddle Publishing, LLC
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

She stole my wallet, my car, and my favorite oil painting. I never expected her to steal my heart. 

This complicated, beautiful, annoying woman doesn’t know that I’m a thief too. Only, I don’t steal things. I steal secrets and sometimes people. And her name is next on my list. 

The problem? I admire her. Like her. Love her. So many wasted feelings because we aren’t meant to be. Years ago, I sold my soul and body to the devil. Now, my back is against the wall. If I want to save my precious niece from death, I’ll have to turn my sexy little thief over to my enemy. 

She captivates me. Soothes me. Makes my life a living hell. And I love every minute of it. 

But I have no choice. I will be ruthless. 

And she will ruin me. 

From USA Today bestselling author, Jeana E. Mann, comes a heart wrenching, suspenseful, tale of love, deception, and sacrifice. 

Are you ready for Sir Nikolay Reznik Tarnovsky? He’s coming for YOU! 

Don’t delay your pleasure. One-click this contemporary, billionaire, romantic suspense today! 

**This is a standalone novel written in the worlds of The Exiled Prince Trilogy and The Rebel Queen Duet. 

My Review:

Having read and enjoyed The Exiled Prince Trilogy and The Rebel Queen Duet, I was exited to read Nicky’s story. He was a consistent character in those series and we are finally getting to read his story. Unlike the other series, Jeana E. Mann delivers a much darker story in The Ruthless Knight. It has suspense, mystery, secrets and a blossoming romance between two characters who have to rely on each other if they want to make it out alive.

Sir Nikolay Reznik Tarnovsky aka Nicky, has the looks and wealth to get just about any woman he could possibly want. He also happens to be a man of many talents, as his cleverness puts him ahead of the game as he steals the secrets of his adversaries. His job is not only to oversee multiple clubs around the world, but as Roman’s brother, he swore an oath to protect the heirs to the Menshikov dynasty which makes Nicky his knight.

While working/protecting his brother, he is also in charge of the Masquerade de Marquis, an exclusive masquerade ball for the elite and those that want to remain anonymous. That’s when he spots her, his beautiful leopard has put a spell on him and just when things were about to get steamy, she leaves. She steals his possessions and car keys. Nicky finds out that she stole a lot more than that and he is not mad, but impressed with her. So he sets out to find her, only things quickly get complicated when he finds himself dealing with the Columbia cartel and unable to go back home. Having Calliope by his side the entire time gives him the strength to keep fighting for their freedom. It’s with time that their secrets come out and it makes him want to protect her at all costs.

Every fortress has a weak spot and Calliope Jones is the expert when it comes to breaking into any place without getting caught. Attending the Masquerade de Marquis was supposed to be her ticket to freedom, but getting caught was not part of the plan, especially when her sexy stranger is the one that races after her at the ball. She never expected to see him again, but when he kidnaps her in order to turn her over to his enemy, Calliope doesn’t know what to do. She is caught between a war without fully knowing the reason why and she is forced to relieve her past over and over again. But then there is Nicky and she can’t fault him for wanting freedom as well. They soon find out that they have to rely on each other if they want to make it out alive.

I absolutely loved reading The Ruthless Knight, it was twisted and dark. There were so many moments where I found myself at the edge of my seat wanting to find out what was going to happen next. It’s evident from the very beginning that Nicky and Calliope have an intense chemistry. This would ultimately end up becoming so much more as the two spend a lot of time together in Columbia. 

What makes this book different from the rest of the series is that it deals with a lot of emotions and the playing of emotions. We have the villain, Valentina who we don’t really know why she wants Calliope and it makes us guess throughout the book. She loves to play with people’s emotions and hurt them by using their weaknesses against them. I found myself loving Nicky as a character, he truly is the good guy regardless of what anyone else says about him. He protects his family and is willing to protect Calliope at all costs. Calliope has been through so much, but she gives Nicky strength to keep going. All in all, this book was a hit for me. I wish the ending didn’t end so abruptly, but there will be a continuation of their story and I cannot wait to read it! I would highly recommend checking it out. :)

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


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, February 18, 2020

🌟 Freebie Tuesday (Edition #309) 🌟

💜 Welcome back! Hope you guys check out the books! 💜

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!  

A Vampire Bewitched 
by L.E. Wilson
Release Date: January 2020 by Everblood Publishing, LLC 
Series: Deathless Night #1
Pages: 302
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter, Facebook

It’s been seven years since Nikulas’ brother walked out the door of his Seattle apartment and never came back. All he knew was that the he was on his way to meet with the leader of a neighboring vampire colony who’d been causing trouble, and neither of them have been seen since. Now, with the first lead he's had in years, Nikulas discovers that a witch went missing around the same time. Coincidence? No way. And even better, she has a sister. And that sister is hot. Nikulas knows as soon as he sets eyes on Emma's strawberry-blonde head that he should stay away from her...the moment he tastes her blood, he knows he won’t be able to. Because Emma is HIS.

Seven years after Emma witnessed her sister’s kidnapping, there’s still no sign of what happened to her. She, herself, spent three months in the hospital after the “bear” attack, and still has the scars to prove it. Now, as day after day passes with no news of her sister, she has to fight against the loss of hope…until she gets a phone call from a seductive stranger who claims to have new information. He seems harmless with his teasing manner and Hollywood pretty-boy looks, but she can sense a predatory air of danger about him. Instead of warning her away, however, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to him, and agrees to go with him on a rescue mission to find their missing siblings.

Although Nikulas aches to keep Emma with him always, a ghost from the past won’t let him. And he soon finds out that she her own demons to fight. Determined to resist the Blood Hunger, Nikulas decides that she deserves more than spending her life with a vampire, even if it means losing his own in the process. However, Emma is just as determined to prove to him that they can fight their ghosts…together.

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)


Accidentally All of Me 
by Ali Parker
Release Date: September 19th 2019 by BrixBaxter Publishing
Pages: 445
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

I’m raising someone else’s kid.

My sister’s daughter, and where I thought I’d never make it as a single father bachelor, I was wrong.

This little girl has my heart. And only her.

Until a stray dog happens upon my place and we’re forced to call a vet.

And a beautiful woman showed up.

I didn’t believe in fate.

But it seems to believe in me.

The beautiful woman who helped us out with the dog shows up again later on a blind date across the table from me.

And I’m sold out for her before I realize what’s happening.

Pulling back is my only hope for survival.

After losing my sister, I’m far more protective of me and her little one.

But it’s a losing battle. No way I’m going anywhere, until I’m forced to.

It would seem I have a kid of my own in the world.

Maybe this is the breaking point where I can walk away from the all-consuming passion of my new romance.

Because I’m good with giving my time, my body, and all of my money.

But to her?

I’ve accidentally given all of me.

This is book 1 in a 3 part series. You will have to read books 2 and 3 to complete the story.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)


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