New Release and Review: Venom by Dee Garcia

Title: Venom
Series: The Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: Dee Garcia
Genre: Dark PNR/UF
Release Date: October 15, 2019
Tink
From the moment I befriended him, I set a conspiracy in motion.
A revolution.
Kill Peter Pan.
And I was their ultimate weapon.
I was also none the wiser, falling hopelessly and irrevocably in love with him as the years went by.
Just as they hoped I would.
But their plan comes to a screeching halt when Peter vanishes into thin air, something I’ll learn has nothing to do with Rosewood at all.
You see, Peter never truly loved me...because he loved a wench instead.
He lied to me, he used me, he left me, and he broke me. 
Forever altering me in ways that incite revenge when Hook sweeps in with revelations and the ultimate truth.
Peter may have turned his back on me, but in the end, he and his precious little Wendy will choke on every last tear I once shed.
And I’ll have Hook to thank for that.
Hook
It’s no secret I always despised Peter Pan.
A common threat amongst the factions, I should’ve killed him when I had the chance, long before he sank his claws deep into Tinksley’s heart.
But his death at my hands wasn’t what the plan called for, despite how I felt for her.
I’d always been drawn to the girl, innocently enough at first…until that vile abomination marked her with his stamp, unleashing a sense of propriety I had no rights to.
Didn’t matter—he had her...and I wanted her.
Then like magic, he disappeared.
I thought my time had come, but the road to owning Tinksley’s heart comes with a price.
A price so dark and depraved it strips her of her purity and awakens the beast within.
All because of the truth.
Sometimes, there is honor in revenge, and it will be my utmost pleasure to watch as Peter Pan finally meets his maker.
His maker who will soon be my Queen.

Don’t do it, Tinksley. Turn around, says the angel on my shoulder, a voice I’d forgotten existed amidst the demands of depravity. Do I listen? Of course not. I have to know what’s happening. I’m too intrigued not to. An intrigue that continues amounting as I pass this hand-carved archway with thick spiraled pillars. The pillars themselves aren’t what draws me—it’s the marionette puppets hanging off each one. They’re both female; one blonde, one brunette, both surprisingly quite scantily clad unlike a typical puppet. I’ve never seen one like this before. Reaching out to graze the tips of my fingers over one of their wooden bodies, I— “Boo!” a husky voice ghosts in my ear. My heart shoots up to my throat as a terrified scream breaks free. Next thing I know, I’m spun around, staring into amused blue eyes. I literally feel myself deflate in his grip before I can react accordingly. Bastard. “What the f*ck!” I shout, wiggling myself free. Callan chuckles darkly and shakes his head, crossing his arms over his chest. “Look at you. So crass these days.” I mimic his stance. “What can I say? I learned from the best. You’ve got one helluva sailor’s mouth yourself.” “I’m not a sailor, love.” He smirks. “A pirate? Yes. The Captain? Obviously. Not a sailor, though.”
Dee Garcia is a voracious fan of romance novels and a long time lover of the written word. Her mission is to craft unique, compelling stories that will give her readers a place to briefly escape the trials and tribulations of everyday reality. With headstrong heroine's who don't need a man to stand on their own two feet, Dee hopes to leave her mark in the Indie world, one plot twist at a time.
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My Thoughts and Review
Talk about a crazy different take on Peter Pan.  Set in a realm where vampires, fae, witches, sirens, and fairies are real Venom will take you for a wild ride changing everything you thought you knew about Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tink.  This is a great read, with amazing characters, and an intense plot. A book you won't want to put down.

New Release and Review: Neat by Kandi Steiner

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"Rival families. Deep secrets. Exact opposites who can't help but cross all the lines. Neat will leave you thirsty for more Becker Brothers!" -- bestselling author Staci Hart
Neat, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by Kandi Steiner is LIVE!
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My life is over.
I swore I would never work at the whiskey distillery with my last name on it, that I would never be a part of my father’s legacy. But when I graduated with my art degree and realized there were no jobs, the devil appeared, and I sold my soul, agreeing to work in the family business if he’d give me the art studio I’d always dreamed of.
It can’t be that bad, I thought.
Until I realized my new boss was Logan Becker.
The Becker brothers have a reputation for being trouble, and since I love trouble, it’s no surprise to me that I’m infatuated by that forbidden fruit the first day I walk into the distillery. That lean, whiskey-eyed, too-hot-for-his-own-good man hates me — and I can’t blame him. His family has been at war with mine for decades, and for good reason.
The Beckers and the Scooters are the Montagues and Capulets of Stratford, Tennessee.
But if he’s Romeo, and I’m Juliet? Well… we all know how that story ends — and for that reason, I tell myself to steer clear.
Because if my father finds out I’m falling for Logan Becker, my life actually will be over.
And Logan’s will be, too.
Neat is a stand-alone book in the Becker Brothers Series.
➔ Small town
➔ Country
➔ Romeo & Juliet vibes
➔ Angst paradise
➔ Holiday romance
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Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!
Amazon Worldwide: mybook.to/NeatKS
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Excerpt:
“So… I guess we should just be…” Logan swallowed. “Friends?” The way he asked it, the way his eyebrows bent together, his lips flattening — I knew it was a hollow offer. I nodded. “Sure. Of course.” A smile that felt like a wave of nausea found my lips. “Friends.” Logan watched me, and I watched him, both of us waiting for something more. It seemed like there were a million unborn words between us, floating in the air, waiting for us to reach out and grab them and bring them to life. When a long moment of silence had passed, Logan bit the inside of his cheek, picking up his highlighter he’d abandoned on the desk when I’d walked in like he was ready to get back to work. “But,” I said, and his eyes snapped to mine, the highlighter frozen over the page. “I mean… there’s another option, isn’t there?” Logan dropped the highlighter, leaning back again. “There is?” “I’m just saying,” I said, voice shakier than I wanted it to be in that moment. I took a sip of my coffee, shrugging. “What if we kept things low key… casual… just between us?” My eyes found his again. “It is what it is, and it’s not what it’s not. Right? No need for anyone to know.” “Low key,” Logan repeated, like he was tasting the words, checking them for poison with his tongue. “So, friends… with benefits.” I snorted. “If you want to be twenty-one about it, sure.” Logan nodded, over and over, just a slight movement of his chin up and down as he considered it. I watched him as he stood, and I expected him to start pacing the office, but instead, he crossed it, closing his door and turning to face me. His eyes swept over me, sparking a fire low in my stomach. He wet his lips. He took a step. And then I was out of my chair, meeting him in the middle, the two of us crashing together like magnets. His hands weaved into my hair when he captured my mouth with his own, both of us sighing on an inhale, moaning on the exhale, leaning into each other like we could somehow melt together completely. All the electricity I’d felt that night came back like a tidal wave, and I surrendered to the waves, letting them drown me. I wanted him to fill my lungs, to conquer every breath, to imprison me. It was a kiss that told me we were both lying. We both wanted more. But if it was a choice between this, or nothing at all? There wasn’t a decision to make — not where I was concerned. It had already been made for us, without either of us having a say, without either of us having an ounce of control to throw this story in another direction. We were inevitable, me and him. And maybe we knew it from the start. Logan backed me up to the desk, and when my ass hit it, I hiked both legs up, wrapping them around his waist and squeezing. He hissed, sucking my bottom lip between his teeth and releasing it with a pop, his hips rolling against mine. I broke the kiss to let out a gasp, and his mouth was on my neck in an instant, sucking and biting, my eyes rolling back at the contact. He paused with his lips by my ear, breathing heavy. “I think this could work for me,” he whispered, running his tongue over my ear lobe. “This… friends agreement.” His hands squeezed where they held my hips, and the familiar pressure sent flashes of Saturday night barreling through my memory. I gasped, mouth still hanging open when he kissed my neck over to the opposite ear to whisper again. “What do you think?” Against the voice inside me warning me not to, I ran my fingers through his hair, gripping those dark strands and pulling his lips back to mine. That kiss was an answer. That kiss was a lie. And distantly, I realized that kiss might be the biggest mistake of my life.
About Kandi:
Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.
An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a diehard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.
When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer, and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.
Connect with Kandi:
Mailing List: bit.ly/NewsletterKS
Facebook Reader Group: (Kandiland): facebook.com/groups/kandischasers
Kandi Steiner may be coming to a city near you! Check out her “events” tab to see all the signings she’s attending in the near future:

My Thoughts and Review:
While this is a standalone in The Becker Brothers series, having already read the first book On The Rocks, I will say that as of right now Logan Becker is my favorite of the Becker brothers. Logan and Mallory's families hate each other.  So their's is a relationship that should not be.  Forbidden as Romeo and Juliet, or a Hatfield and a McCoy.  There is so much history between their families.  But the pull between the two is undeniable.  They try their best to make it work, keeping it on the down low until they are ready to face their families.  Then Mallory's father ruins everything.

These characters are so amazing.  The things they do for each other, the way the complement each other.  Just absolutely amazing.  I love the closeness of the Becker family, the way they are there for each other and support each other.  I love how devoted to their mom the boys are.  The Scooter family is such an opposite compared to the Becker family.  I feel so terrible for Mallory having to have grown up that way.  

This story was absolutely wonderful, and while complete in and of itself, leaves you wanting just a little bit more.  I can't wait for Michael's story.

Blog Tour and Review: On The Rocks by Isabel Lucero





Synopsis 


You learn a lot about people pouring their drinks and London is what I would consider a regular.
Like clockwork, she’s been coming into my bar twice a week for the last year. 
Besides her name, I've learned that she’s witty, beautiful, and unfortunately... taken. 


She's in a relationship with a guy that I'm pretty sure doesn't deserve her. 
Respecting that is the only thing stopping me from figuring out the things I really want to know. 
Things like, what her body feels like against mine, or how she tastes on my tongue. 


But one evening, everything changes. London comes in and tells me that they broke up. 
One drink leads to two, and she finally confesses that this attraction isn't one sided. 
Our slow burn is about to get blazing hot.


I wasn't just looking for a one-night stand, not with a girl like her. 
But next thing you know, the ex is back. He's in my bar, sitting next to her. 


We try to act like there isn’t a connection between us. 
Like our bodies weren’t made for each other and we didn’t set each other aflame with a single kiss.   
Every time I look at her, I see the flash in her eyes that tell me she’s remembering it too. 
Re-living every delicious second of our time spent together on top of this very bar.  

The problem is now that I know what she tastes like, I want more.
On the rocks. It’s how London prefers her drinks, and the current state of her relationship. 
And I'm about to shake things up, because I’ll be damned if I let her get away.




Excerpt  

“Hey, guys,” Royce says, coming up from behind me.
            “Hey,” my friends greet in unison, the awkwardness tangible. Hunter probably doesn’t notice because he’s the only one who isn’t aware of mine and Royce’s tryst.
            Royce keeps his eyes on me for a few seconds longer than normal. “Nice to see you again. I missed you on Wednesday.”
            “Oh. Yeah.” I nervously tuck a strand of hair behind my ear. “I was busy.”
            “I heard,” he states, never taking his eyes off me.
            “So, Merrick is back in town,” Midge says, taking the heat off me. God bless her.
            Royce slowly turns his head in her direction. “Briefly. It’s been nice having him back, though.”
            “I wonder if I can catch a ride back on the groupie bus,” she jokes. “Sky is fucking H-O-T-T.”
            “Two Ts, Midge?” Jon questions.
            “Yes. Two capital Ts. But Carlos?” she fans herself. “Whew!”
            Royce playfully rolls his eyes. “Go talk to them, then. You may never get this opportunity again.”
            She scoffs. “I am not about to give my goodies up to a guy who’s about to leave town and be hounded by crazy fangirls for the rest of his life. What if I’m so good, he doesn’t even want to go on tour? I could potentially break up the band.”
            I start cracking up. “You’re so stupid.”
            “Well, it could be a one-night stand. You can just sleep with him, get some of the best sex you’ve ever had, and then find someone else.” He faces me again, piercing me with his eyes. “Right, London?”
            The table goes quiet, but my response is quick. “Well, you’re probably more well-versed in that category.”
            He gives me a tight smile. “Yeah, maybe you’re right, but I make sure the girls know that’s all it’s gonna be. I don’t give them any false hope or anything.” He laughs. “That would be mean.”
            Though he’s smiling and laughing to make it seem like a joke, I know it’s not. He’s hurt by what I did, and I’m upset that I caused that pain, because I really like Royce.
            “Excuse me,” I say, scooting to the edge of the bench. “I’m gonna use the restroom and then we can go, okay?” I tell Hunter.
            I hear Midge try to change the subject by asking Royce about Sky, but I tune them out as I rush toward the bathroom. Though it was an excuse to get away from the table, I do actually have to pee, so after I take care of business and wash my hands, I slip back into the darkened hallway.
            Royce leans against the opposite wall, waiting for me.
            “What do you want?” I ask.
            He smirks. “If only you would’ve asked that question on Saturday night.”
            I let out a sigh. “You could’ve volunteered any information you wanted me to have.”
            “I didn’t know as soon as you walked out of the bar my time was up.”
            “If your goal out there, with your little barb, was to make me feel bad, congratulations. I feel bad. I’ve been feeling bad, but I understand I hurt you, so I’ll take the licks you’re handing out, but eventually we’re gonna have to get over this.”
            He pushes himself off the wall and steps up to me. My feet move backwards, but soon I’m pushed up against the bathroom door with nowhere to go. The air around us is charged with electricity, and the heat between us rises, seeping into my skin and spreading throughout my body. His face is a hairsbreadth from mine, and I feel his breath against my temple as he speaks.
            “The only licks I want to hand out are the ones against your wet pussy. I still remember the way you taste, and it’s something I wake up craving in the morning.” He slides his leg in between mine and moves in even closer. “My goal isn’t to make you feel bad, London. I only want you to feel me. You understand?”
            I hold my breath just to keep from panting. It takes everything in me not to grind myself against his thigh. He’s angled his head down, his lips lightly grazing the edge of my ear as he continues to torture me with his words.
            “You begged for my cock once before, remember? Tell me you remember.”
            “I remember,” I whisper, my pulse jumping.
            “Your sweet little pussy dripped for me, and you know what?”
            “What?” I say on a breath, blood racing to my pussy and making it throb.
            “It’ll happen again.”
            He steps back and pins me with a look that sends chills up my spine before he turns and walks away. He fucked me with his words and left, leaving me to melt into a puddle on the floor.


About the author 


Isabel Lucero is a bestselling author, finding joy in giving readers books for every mood. 


Born in a small town in New Mexico, Isabel was lucky enough to escape and travel the world thanks to her husband's career in the Air Force. Her and her husband have three kids and two dogs together, and currently reside in Delaware. When Isabel isn't on mommy duty or writing her next book, she can be found reading, or in the nearest Target buying things she doesn't need.


Isabel loves connecting with her readers and fans of books in general. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Blog - http://authorisabellucero.blogspot.com/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/AuthorIsabel
Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Isabel-Lucero/e/B00HNJ4JLW/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1


My Thoughts and Review:
This is the first book I have read by Isabel Lucero.  I was blown away and look forward to reading more of her work in the future.  I am especially looking forward to the books about the rest of the Kingston Brothers.

The characters in this book were so well developed.  Even the supporting characters were amazing.  London was easy to relate to, wanting to make sure Hunter was happy and got every chance he deserved, even if she wasn't happy herself.  Royce was absolutely adorable in the way he fell for London and was willing to change his ways even if he didn't get the girl.

Great writing, great story, great characters.  Really enjoyable read.

Cover Reveal: Neat by Kandi Steiner

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Neat by Kandi Steiner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publishing date: September 19, 2019
Cover Designer: Kandi Steiner
Photographer: Lauren Perry of Perrywinkle
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My life is over.
I swore I would never work at the whiskey distillery with my last name on it, that I would never be a part of my father’s legacy. But when I graduated with my art degree and realized there were no jobs, the devil appeared, and I sold my soul, agreeing to work in the family business if he’d give me the art studio I’d always dreamed of.
It can’t be that bad, I thought.
Until I realized my new boss was Logan Becker.
The Becker brothers have a reputation for being trouble, and since I love trouble, it’s no surprise to me that I’m infatuated by that forbidden fruit the first day I walk into the distillery. That lean, whiskey-eyed, too-hot-for-his-own-good man hates me — and I can’t blame him. His family has been at war with mine for decades, and for good reason.
The Beckers and the Scooters are the Montagues and Capulets of Stratford, Tennessee.
But if he’s Romeo, and I’m Juliet? Well… we all know how that story ends — and for that reason, I tell myself to steer clear.
Because if my father finds out I’m falling for Logan Becker, my life actually will be over.
And Logan’s will be, too.
Neat is a stand-alone book in the Becker Brothers Series.
➔ Small town
➔ Country
➔ Romeo & Juliet vibes
➔ Angst paradise
➔ Holiday romance
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Coming September 19, 2019 to Amazon and Kindle Unlimited!
Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2LOF0N8
About Kandi:
Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.
An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a diehard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.
When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer, and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.
Connect with Kandi:
Mailing List: bit.ly/NewsletterKS
Facebook Reader Group: (Kandiland): facebook.com/groups/kandischasers
Kandi Steiner may be coming to a city near you! Check out her “events” tab to see all the signings she’s attending in the near future:

Release Blitz and Review: Through His Eyes by Nikki Ash

Title: Through His Eyes
Author: Nikki Ash
Genre: Single Mom Contemporary Romance
Release: September 7, 2019
The moment I saw her walk through the door of Forbidden Ink, I knew she was the one. With her wide hips, thick thighs, and perfect breasts, she’s every man’s wet dream. 
Add to that her dark, soulful eyes, pouty lips, and a body covered in gorgeous art, and I knew I needed to make her mine. 
She’s a walking contradiction of sass and strength and determination, hidden by insecurity and self-doubt. She’s everything I could ever want or need, but she doesn’t see what I see. 
I want to take away her pain. To be the one to make her laugh, to make all her dreams come true. I need to prove to her that I’m not him, that no matter what, I’ll be right there beside her. Loving her.
If only she could see herself through my eyes, she would understand we were made for each other.
Nancy (Goodreads) - “This was an amazingly beautiful love story!”
TDC Book Reviews - “Oh my god! This was one of the sweetest, sexiest most romantic 6 star story of 2019. I basically devoured it.”
Ramblings of a Bookworm - “This story was one of absolute beauty.
Reading is Our Satisfaction - “Realistic, romantic & captivating

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My Thoughts and Review:
This book is absolutely amazing. The characters are so relatable. I quickly found myself comparing myself to Quinn. I could see so many similar qualities between us. Kinsley is that absolute sweetest, cutest 6 year old.

Then we come to Lachlan. Every woman needs and deserves a Lachlan in their life. The way he takes his time to prove to Quinn how beautiful she truly is and how much he cares for her. He is the absolute sweetest man.

This is an absolute must read for all women.