Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Release Blitz/Review: Under the Bleachers by K.K. Allen


Release Date: February 28, 2017

One kiss can change everything.

Fun and flirty Monica Stevens lives for chocolate, fashion, and boys … in that order. And she doesn’t take life too seriously, especially when it comes to dating. When a night of innocent banter with Seattle’s hottest NFL quarterback turns passionate, she fears that everything she once managed to protect will soon be destroyed.

Seattle’s most eligible bachelor, Zachary Ryan, is a workaholic by nature, an undercover entrepreneur, and passionate about the organizations he supports. He’s also addicted to Monica, the curvy brunette with a sassy mouth—and not just because she tastes like strawberries and chocolate. She’s as challenging as she is decadent, as witty as she is charming, and she's the perfect distraction from the daily grind.

While Monica comes to a crossroads in her life, Zachary becomes an unavoidable obstacle, forcing her to stop hiding under the bleachers and confront the demons of her past. But as their connection grows stronger, she knows it only brings them closer to their end.

It’s time to let go.

To have a future, we must first deal with our pasts. But what if the two are connected?


Under the Bleachers has become one of my top, top favorite reads of 2017!!!  OMG!!!  This story blew me away!!!  I loved, loved, loved everything about it.  This is my first book I have read by K.K Allen, and she didn't disappoint at all!!!  I am now a  huge, huge fan!!  I was a little worried about starting this one since I haven't read her other book Up in the Treehouse.  Even though Under the Bleachers and Up in the Treehouse are interconnected, they are both standalone novels.  I am definitely going to have to read Up in the Treehouse immediately now!!!  This book wasn't only a beautiful love story.  It was so much more than that. 

I adored the characters so much in this book. All of them.  Well, except Meredith.  I really wanted to slap her at times.  Anyway, Zachary and Monica stole my heart.  These two characters have beautiful souls.  They felt real and raw to me, and that is what I loved about this book.  K.K. Allen made her characters humanly.  The trials and tribulations that these characters faced is something that can actually happen or something that we have already faced ourselves or can face.  The character development was spot on! Monica and Zach both changed so much as the story progressed. 

Monica was absolutely hilarious!!!  She loves her chocolate as much as she loves to flirt.  After her father left her at a very young age, she has never been able to open her heart to anyone else.  All this time, she has been harboring a broken heart.  She will never be able to let that go until she lets go of the one person who gave it to her.   Even though she has been hurt so much, she still has a bubbly personality.  I connected with her so much.  Monica has lots of secrets though.  And those secrets could make or break her relationship with Zack.  

I loved, loved, loved Zachary!!!  Geesh! He is so sweet and sexy.  Even though he had all that football fame, I loved how down to earth he was.  How he wanted a commitment with one woman instead of having a different one each night.  Always a perfect gentleman.  Zach had his eyes set on Monica.  She was unlike any woman he has ever known.  He pursued her nonstop even though she continually fought him.  He is a very swoon-worthy fellow.  I loved how charming he was.  Zach's coach is very important to him.  Coach was there to help pull him from the dark and push him in the right path. 

Wow! There are so many secrets and revelations that hit me all at once.  I was left completely flabbergasted!!  Shell-shocked!!  I had no clue who Monica's father was, but I was absolutely not expecting him.  I understand Monica's reasons now as to why she didn't want anything more than friendship with Zach.  It made everything complex and complicated.  Monica also learns the real story as to what all went down with her father.  I loved that Monica finally talked to her dad and she was able to forgive him to a certain extent.  I loved how Zach finally made the right choice even though that choice was the hardest and most painful choice to make. 

I also loved the story of who Zach and Desmond were to each other and how they became best friends.  That was very moving.  I am hoping that I will get to see more or Desmond.  I am wondering if Desmond and Monica's sister will be hooking up.  That will be hilarious to see!

Under the Bleachers was an enthralling read from start to finish.  Once I started this book, I honestly could not put it down.  K.K. Allen did a fantastic job weaving a story full love, hope and forgiveness.  I was so sad once I reached the last page of this book, because I did not want it to end.  This book is definitely one that I am going to have to get signed and add to my collection!  It was a beautiful and moving story that definitely pulled at my heartstrings!!  It was epic, mind-blowing and unforgettable!!  A definite MUST read!! 


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K.K. Allen is the author of Contemporary Fantasy and New Adult Romance stories. She loves manatees, learned to swim for the mere purpose of pretending she was a mermaid, and adores the beach so much she promises to one day live on one (in a tent if she has to) in Hawaii and serve shaved ice on the side of the road. K.K.'s upcoming Contemporary Romance, Under the Bleachers will release on February 28, 2017. Make sure to secure your preorder!

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Release Blitz: Throne of Truth by Pepper Winters


Throne of Truth, the thrilling conclusion to Crown of Lies from New York Times Bestseller, Pepper Winters, is now LIVE!


Throne of Truth by Pepper Winters

Publication Date: February 28th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Since my life changed for the second time and not necessarily for the better. Two years since I traded prison bars for streets and hunted a runaway who I’d met in an alley.
Since I forgot how to lie, woke to fists, and chased after the girl who’d been stolen from me.
To save her, rescue her, keep my lies intact. She looks at me full of hate. I look at her full of confession.
For our relationship to switch from mutual dislike to floundering with unknowns. I’ve hurt her. Now, she’s hurt me. I guess we’re even.
For her to listen, to see, to finally know who I am. The answer comes with hardship. The answer isn’t what she wants to hear.
For me to walk out the door.
For it all to be over.


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Pepper Winters is a multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today International Bestseller.

After chasing her dreams to become a full-time writer, Pepper has earned recognition with awards for best Dark Romance, best BDSM Series, and best Hero. She’s an multiple #1 iBooks bestseller, along with #1 in Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary, and Erotica Thriller. With 19 books currently published, she has hit the bestseller charts twenty-six times in three years.

Pepper is a Hybrid Author of both Traditional and Self-published work. Her Pure Corruption Series was released by Grand Central, Hachette.

Her books have garnered foreign interest and are currently being translated into numerous languages, including already released titles in Italian and Turkish. Audio Books for her entire back-list will be available in 2017.

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Release Blitz: Catch and Release by Laura Drewry

Title: Catch and Release

Series: Fishing for Trouble #3

Author: Laura Drewry

Publisher: Loveswept

Genre: Small Town Contemporary Romance

Release Date: February 28, 2017


The irresistible O'Donnell brothers return in a charming novel from the bestselling author of Off the Hook ("The perfect balance of sweet, sexy, and wonderfully romantic."—Lauren Layne)

Hope Seaver is an up-and-coming TV producer tackling the hardest gig of her career: a reality show set at the Buoys, a scenic fishing destination owned by three handsome, stubborn brothers. Liam and Finn O'Donnell are willing to tolerate her crew for the sake of the business, but Ronan would rather chew off a limb than open up on camera. Somehow Hope has to convince him of her good intentions-and stop herself from swooning every time Ronan walks into the frame.

  Ronan knows that he's the reason his brothers gave up their old lives to run the Buoys, and he needs to make it worth their while. So if this out-of-towner with the kind eyes and dazzling smile wants to give them the free publicity they desperately need, Ronan can't say no. He just won't let himself get burned again by a double-dealing woman. But what if Hope's good-girl routine isn't an act? When Ronan lets his guard down long enough to catch a glimpse of the real Hope, he likes what he sees-enough to give love another shot.

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Hope shook Finn's and Liam's hands, smiling all the while as she consciously focused on maintaining slow easy breaths. No problem.

You got this.

And then she turned to greet Ronan. From the photos in the Hooked files, she'd cataloged every detail about him—about all of them—so deep in her brain that she could have described him perfectly even with her eyes closed.

From the green eyes, to the single freckle in the middle of his left cheek, to the three lines creasing his forehead. From the way he wore his thick brown hair just short enough that he probably only combed it with his fingers, to the way he stood a good inch or so taller than both of his brothers, and the way he always wore his watch on his right wrist. And, yeah, okay, she'd noticed the way his shoulders and biceps stretched the fabric of his T-shirts. Like it was doing now. Whatever. The point was, none of this was new to her; she knew all of it and more.

And yet not a single one of those details, nor any of the others she'd stored up, prepared her for the real Ronan O'Donnell—for the way his eyes weren't just green but a soft mossy color that looked at her with something more like surprise than the blatant anger she'd expected; for the way his strong handshake, hesitant as it was, somehow infused a bit of strength in her; and for how much actual space he took up.

Sure, she could have chalked up the crowding to the number of people on the dock or to the fact that the low-lying clouds made the whole cove feel socked in, but the fact was, Ronan James O'Donnell had a physical presence that was a little intimidating, a little daunting. Or at least it was right up until he spoke.

"Hope." Ronan nodded slightly as he released her hand. "Good to meet you."

It was silly to think he'd yell all the time, but it wasn't until he spoke her name that she realized that's exactly what she'd expected, exactly what she'd prepared herself for. It had to be why the deep warm timbre of his voice caught her off guard and sent crazy flutterings racing through her blood until she shivered them out as goosebumps.

Nerves, that's all it was. Or maybe relief. She'd prepared herself to meet the loud, angry Ronan and she'd shored up her will to deal with that, to be on the defensive right from the get-go. But now . . . now she could relax a little, right?

Yeah, right. He might not be yelling, but suspicion lingered in his eyes, and if this was going to work, she'd need to find a way to get him to trust her. She needed all of them to trust her, to believe she was the one they could count on, the one who'd protect their interests while providing the network with a ratings winner. She needed to show the O'Donnells they had absolutely nothing to worry about.

Nothing except for the fact that she'd never been the one in charge before, she'd never done this on her own, and one wrong move would no doubt bring the whole show to a screeching halt, putting herself, Kevin, and Chuck out of work.

But other than that . . . yeah . . . no worries.

"Thanks," she said, pushing what she hoped looked like a bright, confident smile. "Good to meet you, too."

She tucked the straps of her bag high on up on her shoulder, then set in to help off-load the rest of the bags and equipment. Once everything was stacked on the dock, the pilot didn't hang around; he just locked up the hold, climbed back inside the cockpit, and waved as Kevin untied the plane and shoved it away from the dock.

It took a bit of juggling, but once they'd stored some of the gear on Finn's boat and everyone was loaded down with the rest of the bags, Liam led them all up the dock toward the lodge. Kevin walked next to him, followed by Finn and Chuck, which left Hope to pull up the rear with Ronan.

"Here." Shifting the bags he already had, he reached for one of hers, but Hope shook her head.

"It's okay," she said. "I got it. Thanks."

The bags were freakin' heavy, and the drizzle was making the hard-plastic handles slippery, but she needed Ronan and everyone else at the Buoys to believe she was fully capable, not some ridiculous delicate flower who couldn't handle things. And while the rational side of her brain knew that carrying bags had absolutely nothing to do with how well she did her job, it was the principle of the matter.

So onward she trudged, and even though the rest of them were already well ahead, Ronan stayed with her, walking in silence, and looking very much as if he'd rather be getting his chest waxed. It couldn't have been more than a couple of hundred meters from the dock to the stairs, but it felt like miles, especially with neither of them saying anything.

Come on, Hope. You've read everything there is to read on this place-you know its specs, you know its history, you even know how many fish they caught last season. Say something! Anything. Talk about the weather, for God's sake.

"Did you know that Texas horned toads can shoot blood out of the corners of their eyes?"

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USA Today bestselling author LAURA DREWRY started out writing poetry - unbelievably bad poetry - which hopefully will never again see the light of day. With that behind her, she now writes contemporary and historical romance novels with characters who aren't perfect, who aren't always nice, and who tend to be a little (or a lot) on the sarcastic side. Born and raised in British Columbia, Laura spent eight years in the Canadian north where she learned important life lessons like how to get your bananas from the grocery store to your car without them freezing and turning black in the -40C temperatures. She now lives back home in southwestern BC with her husband, three sons, a turtle, two crazy dogs, a handful of chickens, and about thirty thousand bees. She loves old tattered books, movies, music, the New York Yankees, and cheesecake. Lots of cheesecake.

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