Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Dear Ava by Ilsa Madden-Mills blog tour

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"Dear Ava is heartwarming and angsty and don't get me started on Knox. Read this book! You will love Ava's fight and Knox's alpha."

--Tijan, New York Times bestselling author


Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills delivers a gripping enemies-to-lovers, secret admirer, high school romance with Dear Ava, available now!

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The rich and popular Sharks rule at prestigious, ivy-covered Camden Prep. Once upon a time, I wanted to be part of their world--until they destroyed me.
The last thing I expected was an anonymous love letter from one of them.
Please. I hate every one of those rich jerks for what they did to me. The question is, which Shark is my secret admirer?
Knox, the scarred quarterback.
Dane, his twin brother.
Or Chance, the ex who dumped me. . .
Dear Ava,
Your eyes are the color of the Caribbean Sea.
Wait. That's stupid.
What I really mean is, you look at me and I feel something REAL.
It's been ten months since you were here, but I can't forget you.
I've missed seeing you walk down the hall.
I've missed you cheering at my football games.
I've missed the smell of your hair.
And then everything fell apart the night of the kegger.
Don't hate me because I'm a Shark.
I just want to make you mine.
Still.

 5+ stars 
If I could rate it 10 ⭐s I would! It was that good.

This was a novella and was part of Team Players 2 anthology but now it is a full length novel. I read the novella and loved it and I was not disappointed when it became a full length novel.

Ava was brave and inspiring. Knox was a great friend, all round good guy. They both have pasts that left them a little broken but in the end they help each other heal a little more. 

The story is filled with emotions and very intense. You can feel the fear, love, and hate that flows through the characters. This has been the BEST READ this year.
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Download your copy today or read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited!
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Excerpt


“What do you want?” Knox says with as sneer as I ease in the football locker room. Cold eyes flick over my cheer skirt then move up and land on the hollow of my throat. It’s not cool enough at night for our sweater uniform so tonight my top is the red and white V-cut vest with CP embroidered on my chest.

“Where’s Chance?”

He whips off his sweat-covered jersey along with the pads underneath. “I don’t keep tabs on my best friend for you. Get out—before I scare you.”

He’s scaring me already.

But I can’t stop looking at him.

His shoulders are broad and wide, his chest lightly dusted with sparse golden hair, tan from the sun, rippling with powerful muscles, leading down to a tapered and trim waist. He has a visible six-pack, and my gaze lingers briefly on a small tattoo on his hip, but I can’t tell what it is. He isn’t brawny or beefy-looking like one might expect from a guy blessed with his athletic prowess, but sculpted and molded and—

Dropping my gaze, I stare at the floor. I shouldn’t be ogling him. Chance is my maybe-boyfriend.

I hear male laughter from one of the rooms that branch off from the locker room, maybe the showers, and I deflate, guessing that’s where Chance is.

Glancing up, I intend to ask him to tell Chance I came by to congratulate him on his two touchdowns, but my voice is frozen. Knox has unlaced his grass-stained pants and is shucking them off. His legs are heavily muscled and taut, unlike the leaner build of Chance. His underwear are white and tight, cupping his hard ass, the outline of his crotch—

“Like what you see, charity case? You can look, but you can’t touch.”

Anger soars, replacing my embarrassment. I know I'm just the scholarship girl at Camden, but why does he have to constantly remind me?

“Don't worry about me touching anything. I don’t like ugly.” The words tumble out before I can stop them. I meant his superior attitude, not his face, but I see the moment when he freezes and takes it the wrong way.

He touches his face, tracing his scar while his jaw pops. “Get the hell out. Only players allowed in here.”

I pivot and go for the door, forcing myself not to run. “Asshole,” I mutter.

His laughter follows me.
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About Ilsa Madden-Mills

Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her angsty new adult romances and romantic comedies.



Eight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Best-seller List: Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, #4.



A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.



She's addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online.


Connect with Ilsa
Join her Unicorn Girls Group on FB, the best way to keep up: http://bit.ly/37B6Nay
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Monday, February 3, 2020

Happy Release Day Ilsa Madden-Mills

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Dear Ava, an all-new emotional and angsty standalone romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is available now!

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The rich and popular Sharks rule at prestigious, ivy-covered Camden Prep. Once upon a time, I wanted to be part of their world—until one of them destroyed me.
The last thing I expected was an anonymous love letter from one of them.
Please. I hate every one of those rich jerks for what they did to me. The question is, which Shark is my secret admirer: Knox, the scarred quarterback and their leader, Dane, his twin brother, or Chance, the ex who dumped me...
Dear Ava,
Your eyes are the color of the Caribbean Sea.
That’s stupid.
What I really mean is, you look at me and I feel something REAL.
It’s been ten months since you were here, but I can’t forget you.

I’ve missed seeing you walk down the hall.
I’ve missed you cheering at my football games.
I’ve missed the smell of your hair.
The truth is, I wanted you back then—but you had him.
And then everything fell apart that night.

Don’t hate me because I’m a Shark.
I just want to make you mine.
Still.
An excerpt of Dear Ava appeared in the anthology Team Player 2 in 2019. (No longer available.) This full-length version is 100,000 words.
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Download your copy today or read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited!
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Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/DearAva
Add DEAR AVA to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2Z2jwQx
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About Ilsa Madden-Mills

Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her angsty new adult romances and romantic comedies.

Eight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Best-seller List: Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, #4.

A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.

She's addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online.
Connect with Ilsa
Join her Unicorn Girls Group on FB, the best way to keep up: http://bit.ly/37B6Nay
Sign up for phone alert for book releases (max of 4) Text ROMANCE to 21000
Stay up to day with Ilsa by joining her mailing list: http://bit.ly/2ZWaTYh

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

COVER REVEAL: Dear Ava by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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Dear Ava, an all-new full-length, enemies-to-lovers, high school standalone romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is coming February 2nd, and we have the smoking hot cover!

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The rich and popular Sharks rule at prestigious, ivy-covered Camden Prep. Once upon a time, I wanted to be part of their world—until one of them destroyed me.
The last thing I expected was an anonymous love letter from one of them.
Please. I hate every one of those rich jerks for what they did to me. The question is, which Shark is my secret admirer: Knox, the scarred quarterback and their leader, Dane, his twin brother, or Chance, the ex who dumped me...
Dear Ava,
Your eyes are the color of the Caribbean Sea.
That’s stupid.
What I really mean is, you look at me and I feel something REAL.
It’s been ten months since you were here, but I can’t forget you.
I’ve missed seeing you walk down the hall.
I’ve missed you cheering at my football games.
I’ve missed the smell of your hair.
The truth is, I wanted you back then—but you had him.
And then everything fell apart that night.
Don’t hate me because I’m a Shark.
I just want to make you mine.
Still.
An excerpt of Dear Ava appeared in the anthology Team Player 2 in 2019. (No longer available.) This full-length version is 100,000 words.

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Designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs
Photographer: Corey Thomas
Model: Christian Hogue
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About Ilsa Madden-Mills

Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her angsty new adult romances and romantic comedies.



Eight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Best-seller List: Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, #4.



A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.



She's addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online.






Connect with Ilsa
Join her Unicorn Girls Group on FB, the best way to keep up: http://bit.ly/37B6Nay
Sign up for phone alert for book releases (max of 4) Text ROMANCE to 21000
Stay up to day with Ilsa by joining her mailing list: http://bit.ly/2ZWaTYh







Monday, January 6, 2020

Checked (Boston Terriers Hockey #1) by Jacob Chance



They call him ‘Wilde Man’. Rumor has it he’s an animal on the ice and between the sheets.

Like the rest of the female population, I’ve been crushing on Clancy Wilde, the captain of Boston University’s hockey team, since the first time I saw him. Big, blond, and charming, he ticks all the boxes.

When we find ourselves at a wedding, drunk and flirting, I know I can finally check this tattooed, bad boy, hockey player off my wish list.

One night is all it was meant to be, until I see two pink lines on the pregnancy test.

How did the notch on my belt turn into a ball and chain?
 




 4 stars 
I was scrolling through Facebook and saw a post about this being in Kindle Unlimited so I headed to Amazon and downloaded it because I was looking for a good sports romance and boy did I get it. Clancy "Wilde Man" Wilde was a cocky, sexy, tattooed, bad boy, hockey player looking to make his dream to play pro after college a reality. Nothing was going to get in his way and he was going to stay focused on that dream until he made it. So where does the romance come in? What, his love of hockey doesn't count? lol In comes Tenley. She is a smart college student who happens to be best friends with Wilde Man's cousin and she has had a crush on him for years. Nothing more, just a little crush that she wants to see if all the rumors are true about him and then she will be done with him.

The flirting is hot and sexy and after a few drinks at a wedding they end up hooking up for a one night stand. That is all either of them want. They just don't expect the rest of the emotions and life they end up with. It keeps your attention and plays with your emotions because you don't know if you want to swoon for Clancy or smack him and you don't know if you should feel sorry for Tenley or smack sense into her. 

This was a first for me from this author and I must say I am looking forward to reading the second book in this series and reading more books from him.

 (found graphic on Jacob Chance's facebook page)
 (links found on his Goodreads author page)


Monday, November 4, 2019

Happy Release Day Kimberly Knight! Gin & Jewel Blog Tour



GIN & JEWELS (Saddles & Racks #5) by Kimberly Knight
Release Date: November 4th










 5 sweet stars 

Loved this story! Bradley was so sweet and sexy without even trying to be. His southern gentleman personality flowed off the pages and right into my heart.

Bradley is a strong caring guy who has a big heart. He served his country and now he just wants to have fun with his dates and help his mom out. Maybe spend some time with his friends. Settling down and joining "The Fallen" is not in his cards at all. At least that is what he keeps telling himself.

Cassie is a sweet girl that has seen a lot of loss and heartache. She wants a family that loves her as much as she loves them. She wants what she had before tragedy hit and her life changed forever.

I loved how Bradley was this big strong sexy guy but he had his sweet momma's boy side too. He sometime seemed to be shy and it just made the story interesting. Then add Cassie and her screwed up brother in and the story had everything it needed. Love, thrills, and twists.
 Just when I thought there was going to be a happy ending something else happened and I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see how it would play out. The feelings from the characters came to life and pulled me in to their world and I loved every minute of it.



Blurb:
From USA Today Bestselling author Kimberly Knight, comes book five in her strong, sexy, and suspenseful Saddles & Racks series.
The few …
Bradley Rhodes had always wanted to be a Marine Raider. First to enter a fight, he quickly became the person everyone turned to for assistance. But when his mother became sick, and the medical bills piled up, Brad left the Marines and joined Saddles & Racks where the money helped pay her debt, and gave him the freedom to live a life without fear.
The unlucky …
Cassandra Davidson lost her parents when she was fifteen, and the only family she had left was her older brother, who cared more about himself than her. When Cassie was twenty-one, she was offered a job at a jewelry store. It provided more money than any other job she’d ever had, and the sense of a real career to improve her circumstances. But a better life requires sacrifice, and soon she’s left wondering if that means abandoning the life she’s always known or following her heart.
The fallen …
Brad and Cassie’s relationship starts to move forward after a life-changing encounter, but what will happen when Cassie disappears without a trace? Some secrets are meant to stay buried because ...
Blood may be thicker than water ...
But fate always prevails.




About the Author:
Kimberly Knight is a USA Today Bestselling author who lives in the mountains near a lake in California with her loving husband, who is a great research assistant. Kimberly writes in a variety of genres including romantic suspense, contemporary romance, erotic romance, and paranormal romance. Her books will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and fall in love before she throws you curve balls you never see coming.
When Kimberly isn’t writing, you can find her watching her favorite reality TV shows, binge-watching true crime documentaries, and going to San Francisco Giants games. She’s also a two-time desmoid tumor/cancer fighter, which has made her stronger and an inspiration to her fans.

Monday, October 28, 2019

GIN & JEWEL by Kimberly Knight EXCERPT REVEAL


GIN & JEWELS (Saddles & Racks #5) by Kimberly Knight
Release Date: November 4th







Blurb:
From USA Today Bestselling author Kimberly Knight, comes book five in her strong, sexy, and suspenseful Saddles & Racks series.
The few …
Bradley Rhodes had always wanted to be a Marine Raider. First to enter a fight, he quickly became the person everyone turned to for assistance. But when his mother became sick, and the medical bills piled up, Brad left the Marines and joined Saddles & Racks where the money helped pay her debt, and gave him the freedom to live a life without fear.
The unlucky …
Cassandra Davidson lost her parents when she was fifteen, and the only family she had left was her older brother, who cared more about himself than her. When Cassie was twenty-one, she was offered a job at a jewelry store. It provided more money than any other job she’d ever had, and the sense of a real career to improve her circumstances. But a better life requires sacrifice, and soon she’s left wondering if that means abandoning the life she’s always known or following her heart.
The fallen …
Brad and Cassie’s relationship starts to move forward after a life-changing encounter, but what will happen when Cassie disappears without a trace? Some secrets are meant to stay buried because ...
Blood may be thicker than water ...
But fate always prevails.

Excerpt:
I finished making Cassie’s favorite milkshake. It was the least I could do since I’d forgotten her birthday. As I blended the ingredients, I kept thinking that maybe Micky was right. From what I knew, cops usually made their busts in the mornings, sometimes just as the sun was coming up. What if the guy went back and told the cops everything he knew, and they were preparing the warrants for our arrests? I couldn’t let that happen. But I knew Cassie wouldn’t leave with me, and I wasn’t going to leave her behind even if she had betrayed me. She was my sister, and my parents would be pissed, even if they were dead.
Thinking about what I had on hand, I ran up to my room, grabbed a capsule of Molly, and before I exited the door, realized I needed a downer. She needed to be able to walk and talk but not be lucid. Plus, I didn’t want her to remember because the less she knew, the better. I grabbed the sedative and went down to the blender, pulled the Molly capsule apart, and threw the powder in with the sleep aid tablet.
After putting the milkshake into a glass with a straw, I went upstairs just as Cassie was exiting the bathroom. “Happy birthday, Little Dove.”
She grinned. “You made me a milkshake?”
“It’s a little treat before bed.”
“Just like Dad used to give me sometimes as our little secret.”
I smiled even though I was about to flip her world upside down again. “Yeah, just like Dad used to give you.”





About the Author:
Kimberly Knight is a USA Today Bestselling author who lives in the mountains near a lake in California with her loving husband, who is a great research assistant. Kimberly writes in a variety of genres including romantic suspense, contemporary romance, erotic romance, and paranormal romance. Her books will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and fall in love before she throws you curve balls you never see coming.
When Kimberly isn’t writing, you can find her watching her favorite reality TV shows, binge-watching true crime documentaries, and going to San Francisco Giants games. She’s also a two-time desmoid tumor/cancer fighter, which has made her stronger and an inspiration to her fans.

Monday, October 14, 2019

TEASER REVEAL: Gin & Jewel by Kimberly Knight



GIN & JEWELS (Saddles & Racks #5) by Kimberly Knight
Release Date: November 4th









Blurb:
From USA Today Bestselling author Kimberly Knight, comes book five in her strong, sexy, and suspenseful Saddles & Racks series.
The few …
Bradley Rhodes had always wanted to be a Marine Raider. First to enter a fight, he quickly became the person everyone turned to for assistance. But when his mother became sick, and the medical bills piled up, Brad left the Marines and joined Saddles & Racks where the money helped pay her debt, and gave him the freedom to live a life without fear.
The unlucky …
Cassandra Davidson lost her parents when she was fifteen, and the only family she had left was her older brother, who cared more about himself than her. When Cassie was twenty-one, she was offered a job at a jewelry store. It provided more money than any other job she’d ever had, and the sense of a real career to improve her circumstances. But a better life requires sacrifice, and soon she’s left wondering if that means abandoning the life she’s always known or following her heart.
The fallen …
Brad and Cassie’s relationship starts to move forward after a life-changing encounter, but what will happen when Cassie disappears without a trace? Some secrets are meant to stay buried because ...
Blood may be thicker than water ...
But fate always prevails.




About the Author:
Kimberly Knight is a USA Today Bestselling author who lives in the mountains near a lake in California with her loving husband, who is a great research assistant. Kimberly writes in a variety of genres including romantic suspense, contemporary romance, erotic romance, and paranormal romance. Her books will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and fall in love before she throws you curve balls you never see coming.
When Kimberly isn’t writing, you can find her watching her favorite reality TV shows, binge-watching true crime documentaries, and going to San Francisco Giants games. She’s also a two-time desmoid tumor/cancer fighter, which has made her stronger and an inspiration to her fans.