Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Second to None by K.A. Linde Release Blitz

Available Now. Second to None by K.A. Linde.

A stand-alone, second-chance, grumpy-sunshine romance about Josie & Maddox by USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde...

Maddox Nelson is the only boy I’ve ever loved.

And the only one to break my heart.

I thought I was over that long ago. After drowning the heartbreak in two failed marriages, I should want safe and easy, and Maddox is nothing but complicated.

Now that I’m back home in Savannah, I can’t deny the pull toward him. He’s the grumpy to my sunshine, the introvert to my extrovert, the uncompromising to my go with the flow. But years of friendship, love, and tangled lust binds us together in the city where it all began.

When heat flies between us, he makes it clear that we already had our chance. Both of us should move on.

Except I’m no longer okay with that idea.

I’ll prove to him that I come second to none.

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Second to None by K.A. Linde

Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is a standalone but fits with two other books in the Coastal Chronicles series. They give us Lila, Cole, and Ash's story in the first book, and Maddox's twin, Marley, finally gets her high school love Derek in the second. Now Maddox and Josie get to deal with their unresolved feelings for each other.

Josie has been a household name thanks to her acting in a big TV series, but her childhood friend has bigger success with a couple of Oscars for his animation and CGI work. Little does she expect to come home for a TV show reunion and find that Maddox is also involved in production. There is a lot of unexplored love and lust between them, and whilst they have been kept up to date with information by their common friends and family, there is much which is unknown. However, both of them still feel that deep love and friendship which they wish they could recapture.

I loved seeing how they dealt with the barriers put in front of them, and how they had grown up and learned how best to try and secure the future that they both desire. A really engaging and enjoyable period of escapism!

Second to None is the third installment in the Coastal Chronicles series. While it would be easy enough to read as a standalone without too much confusion, I caution against it. As a continuation, the setting, the characters, and their connections are built across the series, and the reader would miss out on the emotional impact of what draws the entire cast together.

In another lifetime, Josie and Maddox began their journey back in high school. The delicious angst for a teenage girl who had a crush on her best friend's brother and the brooding angst of the teenage boy having a crush on his sister's best friend. Josie is a flighty flirt, while Maddox takes everything seriously. While they would balance each other's personalities, it's best left unexplored as to not harm the ties that bind.

While opposite personalities attract, the college years were for exploration. Josie was not ready to face the intensity she shared with Maddox.

Told in the past and in the present in Josie's voice, she tries to find her footing along the way, making mistakes that help her grow into a strong, successful woman. While I may not have liked all of Josie's choices, they made her feel real to me, flaws and regrets, and stumbling learning steps in the journey.

Two grown, lonely adults at the pinnacles of their careers, regretting what could have been/what should have been, while celebrating their similar successes but missing out on celebrating them together.

Josie returns to Savanna, only to discover she will be working in close proximity with Maddox... let the angst begin.

K.A. Linde is my go-to for angst, and Second to None delivers. Josie and Maddox's relationship is entertainingly messy, filled with history and near-misses, exactly how a complicated second-chance romance should be.

Highly recommend to fans of the author, contemporary romance, and those looking for a hefty dose of angsty deliciousness.



I wish things could go back to the way they were. We don’t have to be enemies when we were always more.


Author Bio

K.A. LINDE is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a master’s degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.

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Monday, August 29, 2022

Sinful Mafia Prince by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine Release Blitz

Sinful Mafia Prince by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

“They took something that belonged to me—
and nothing will stop me from getting him back.”

The Fiores have made their move.
In a last-ditch effort to save their crumbling empire, they’ve managed to take back their heir, landing a blow to the Rossettis—in particular, Dom.

But failure is not an option for Dom, and soon he finds himself at a crossroads:
Follow his father’s orders and leave Luca to the wolves, or defy the boss and get back what he lost.

The question is, will Luca choose to trust Dom to keep him safe even after all he’s put him through, or will he put his future in the hands of his long-lost family instead?

As the war between enemies reaches its breaking point, both Dom and Luca face the most difficult decision of their lives.

Do they fight for their families or do they fight for each other?

Sinful Mafia Prince is the second and final book in USA Today bestselling authors Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank's M/M Mafia romance duet. It should only be read after Forbidden Mafia Prince.

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Sinful Mafia Prince by Brooke Blaine & Ella Frank

Book 2
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This is the final book in the duet, and you must read the prior book first. This book picks up right where the first left off. The story is full of angst, action, and steam. Luca and Dom are still denying there is anything more between them. They both have to look deep inside and see what they want and if they are willing to fight for it. I'm not one to give a lot away in a review. I think it's best to read the book and find out for yourself but trust me, this book is good. Mafia books aren't my normal go to books, but this writing duo is always a must read for me. I wasn't disappointed and neither will you be.

This is the finale of the story of Dom and Luca – and there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that you have to read them in order! If you get to read them together, then you are in for a real pleasure, as you won't have the cliffhanger – but still plenty of tension.

We rejoin with Luca having been taken by his unknown mafia family. Dom has to decide what to do next. As we watch on, we learn why he seeks revenge, watch him damage his relationship with his father, and realise he needs to fight for one with Luca. I love that we get to understand his past along with Luca, and that both men have the intelligence to empathise and make allowances for the traumas experienced by the other.

The mixture of intense, mafia family dramas and wonderfully free and passionate situations make this a fascinating combination of sexy and stressful. A very satisfying storyline. These two talented authors have proved that they can tackle any genre and still make me love it!



Author Bio

ELLA FRANK is the USA Today bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan favorite PresLocke series. Her Prime Time series has been praised as “highly entertaining!” and “sexy as hell!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

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BROOKE BLAINE is a USA Today bestselling author best known for writing romantic comedy and M/M romance. Her novels lead with humor and heart, but Brooke never shies away from throwing in something extra naughty that will scandalize her conservative Southern family for life (bless their hearts).

She's a choc-o-holic, lives for eighties bands (which means she thinks guyliner is totally underrated), believes it's always wine o'clock, and lives with the coolest cat on the planet—her Ragdoll/Maine Coon mix, Jackson Agador Spartacus

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I’m going to destroy you for anyone else.


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Real Hazard by Elle Keaton Release Blitz

Release Blitz. Elle Keaton’s Real Hazard.

They're not looking for love, but it catches them anyway. Can two very different men find common ground and claim a future... together?


Things I love
my kid sister
the no-hope dogs I rehabilitate
my job as an EMT
and maybe my new friend Dutch.

But Dutch isn’t gay and physical attraction isn’t something I feel often. Are these feelings real, or am I just tired of being alone?


This is all Hazel’s fault. Hazel the Hazard.
Hazel made me come to first grade safety day.
Hazel blurted out—loudly—about the beautiful fireman.
Hazel invited the beautiful fireman over for a party.

I swear I’m not gay, but Foster Jennings is the most beautiful man I’ve ever met, outside and in.

Dutch Schumach is the single dad of a precocious daughter. He moved to Piedras wanting a better life for Hazel and himself. Things are shaping up, he’s landed a permanent job at Brooch Resort and Hazel has quit having nightmares that someone is going to steal her away.

Then everything goes sideways, Dutch’s past threatens his future and he doesn’t know where to turn.

Something is wrong, Dutch is pushing him away and won’t tell Foster why.

When Hazel goes missing Dutch can’t hide anymore, he needs his… Foster to help him get Hazel back.

Real Hazard is book four in the West Coast Forensics series and can be read as a standalone, but may be more fully enjoyed if you start with Real Trouble.

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Book 4
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Before he could form a reply, a whirlwind in the form of a barely four-foot-tall girl raced from the auditorium onto the stage. Messy dark-blond hair escaped ties someone had wrapped around her uneven braids. Maybe she did her own hair? Foster remembered when Becca had insisted she would brush and braid her hair. There were a couple years of hilarious school pictures tucked in a photo album at home.

“Daddy says I have to apologize for saying my thoughts out loud. He says there are thoughts that sometimes should stay in my head.” She stopped in front of him. Her hands were curled into fists on her hips, and her eyes blazed as if she dared him to agree with her father.

“Hazel,” both Larch and the dad said in tandem.

Hazel turned her glare to the two adults trying to actively oppress her and then back to Foster.

Foster had to bite his lip to keep from laughing. This must be the student who’d called him pretty. “It’s okay. I accept your apology.” He glanced over at the dad. Hazel resembled her father, but where Hazel had a head full of hair, the dad had none. But, Foster thought, the guy was lucky: he had a nicely shaped head, so being bald worked for him.

“You are pretty, though.” Obviously, Hazel was one of those who liked to have the last word. “And I don’t know why I have to apologize for being nice.”



Smiling, Dutch waited patiently for whatever Foster was trying to get out between gasps for oxygen.     “Me… flirting…” he wheezed, flailing his hand around.     That set them both howling again. Dutch’s stomach muscles were working overtime, and he was pretty sure the neighbors were wondering what the hell was going on.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

The latest love story to come out of Piedras Island is between Foster, an EMT, and Dutch, a cook. Both men are single dads. Foster has raised his sister, who is shortly off to college, and Dutch is raising his 8-year-old daughter, Hazel. I confess I’m not always a big fan of the single dad genre, mostly because the kids are cutesy and annoying. In this case, Hazel wasn’t too bad. She was strong-willed and forward without being too overbearing. She is also how the men meet.

For me, the best thing about Real Hazard is getting to see the two men go from being strangers, to acquaintances, to friends, then to lovers. I really appreciated their low-angst journey to love and happiness. It was just what I needed to be reading. It was lovely to see the two men help each other out and support each other as they deal with life’s daily struggles and eventually, a very dangerous situation.

I really enjoyed Real Hazard. It is a lovely romance and I think fans of the single dad genre are going to love it.



I have this theory that you’re a tough guy on the outside but a kitten in the bedroom.


Author Bio

Elle Keaton. Author Imaginator.

ELLE KEATON writes contemporary gay romance and M/M romantic suspense set in the Pacific Northwest. Elle’s books are known for their hot m/m romance, complex characters, and unique sense of place. The men start out broken, and maybe they’re still banged up by the end, but they always find the other half of their hearts.

Elle published first in 2017, now she has over seventeen books available for you to read or listen to.

She loves cats and dogs, Star Wars and Star Trek, pineapple on pizza, and is known to start crossword puzzles with a ballpoint pen.

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Friday, August 26, 2022

The Graveside Bar and Grill by Darynda Jones Blog Tour

Sia saved Donovan’s life once. He just prays he can return the favor without losing his heart.

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Darynda Jones comes a new story in her Charley Davidson series…

When Donovan St. James’ precocious charge asks him—no questions asked—to tail the doctor who keeps their ragtag team patched up, he wants to refuse. Not because the saucy teen is getting too big for her britches, ordering him around like a mob boss, but because the woman stirs feelings in him he would rather not explore. However, when evil threatens the doc’s life, he realizes he has no choice. Sia saved his life once. He will try to return the favor. He just prays he can do it without losing his heart.

Running from the supernatural entity that has destroyed entire worlds to have her, Sia thought she’d found a haven on Earth with a motley team of warriors protecting the girl destined to save humanity. But when Sia’s found, she realizes something on this plane is more scrumptious than her: that very teen. So, she runs—and Donovan St. James follows. Nothing is more alluring than a scruffy biker with a lacerating gaze. And she vows to tell him that… if they survive.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

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The Graveside Bar and Grill by Darynda Jones

Book 13.7
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“What are you doing?” a smooth, deep voice asked from behind her.

Sia spun around, fear and guilt seizing her lungs, though she couldn’t fathom what she had to feel guilty about. She clutched her phone to her chest, her gaze darting about. Because that surely was a great look on her. “Nothing,” she said after a moment. “What are you doing?”

Donovan’s dark lashes lowered over irises shimmering softly in the streetlamp’s light as he studied her. He tilted his head to one side, causing a lock of dark hair to fall over his brow. “Is everything okay, Doc?”

Forcing a smile at that point in her life was like peeling taffy that had melted and then cooled again off her car dashboard, but she finally managed to do it. “Of course. Why wouldn’t it be?” She tried to cross her arms over her chest and lean against a stack of crates. She failed and almost landed face-first on the pavement.

He rushed forward, but she caught herself and smoothed a hand over her hair. “How’s Elwyn?” she asked, deflecting. Her cheeks burned, and she thanked the powers for low light. Blushing was another human trait she despised.

After a long moment, Donovan lifted a shoulder. “You’d know better than me, you being her medic and all.”

Medic. Wasn’t that a military term? Had he served? Donovan had been the first member of the group she’d met when she walked up to the main house of the Loehr’s compound, the one constructed to keep Charley’s daughter safe. Knowing that Charley wasn’t around to contest her proclamation, Sia had pretended to be a friend of Charley’s from school. She’d told them that Charley had asked her to keep an eye on Elwyn and offered her services. A man named Garrett Swopes, another of Elwyn’s guardians, had hired her on the spot as Donovan watched their interaction.

Coincidentally, Donovan was also the first of the ragtag team she’d treated when he laid down his bike to avoid getting beheaded by a truck that had pulled out in front of him. And yet, even after all these years, she still knew so little about him.

Her phone pinged, and she read the text from Benji. Run, Sia. And believe nothing.



I'm going to have you for dinner now.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

4.5 stars of Darynda Jones brilliance

This is another fun novella from the Charley Davidson series, and I would most definitely say that it is a real treat for a fan, but could leave a new reader a little confused. The writing is fabulous, but I do believe that it is much easier to make sense of the scenario if one has the backstory.

I absolutely love all the stories in the series, and am loving that we are getting more... a drip, drip to get us (I am hoping) to another novel in the future! I felt that the first part of this one was a little bit slow, as people need to get up to speed, and then we enjoy the faster pace that really increases the tension.

I am not going to give away any of the story, but we do get to meet up with most of our old friends and have some insight into the upcoming battle.

Oh the joy I felt when learning I could revisit Charley Davidson's world!

I must say I absolutely LOVE the main series, but haven't read any of the novellas that occur after the original series was wrapped up. Having said that, a few of these characters I recognized while others I cannot recall.

This was a small bite, nothing too extravagant, but it was a quick (I definitely want more) story with an interesting situation.

Donovan has been tasked with keeping watch on Sia, who he just so happens to have a wee crush on. He's human, has a toe in the paranormal world, but doesn't have any of the cool powers to defeat evil. Sia is something else... that's all I will say about that.

While I was happy to come back to this world, I will say this seemed a little rushed. I didn’t feel like Donovan was fully developed and wanted more of his backstory. If you're new to Charley Davidson, this is a great "taste" of the paranormal world, of the demons and spirits, and ultimately, love!



The Graveside Bar and Grill. Apropos since it was next to a cemetery.


Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author DARYNDA JONES won a Golden Heart and a RITA for her manuscript First Grave on the Right. A born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Heartbreaker by Sarah MacLean

Heartbreaker. Hell's Belles Book 2. August 23, 2022.

New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean follows her highly acclaimed Bombshell with Heartbreaker, featuring a fierce, fearless heroine on a mission to steal a duke’s secrets… and his heart.

A Tempting Thief

Raised among London’s most notorious criminals, a twist of fate landed Adelaide Frampton in the bright ballrooms of Mayfair, where she masquerades as a quiet wallflower—so plain and unassuming that no one realizes she’s the Matchbreaker… using her superior skills as a thief to help unwilling brides avoid the altar, all while hiding her own scandalous past.

A Powerful Duke

Henry Carrington, Duke of Clayborn, has spent a lifetime living in perfection and has no time for the scandals that arise every time Adelaide ends another groom. His own reputation is impeccable—and the last thing he needs is a frustrating, fascinating woman discovering the truth of his past, or the secrets he holds close.

A Perfect Match

When the two find themselves on a breakneck journey across Britain to stop a wedding, the duke has no choice but to follow her across Britain on a trip filled with bad weather, bad luck, and a surprising lack of beds. Adelaide soon realizes that this perfect duke kisses like a proper scoundrel, and is turning out to be a thief in his own right… one who won’t stop until he’s stolen her well-guarded heart.

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Heartbreaker by Sarah MacLean

Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Heartbreaker is the second installment in the Hell's Belles series by Sarah MacLean. While it can easily be read as a standalone with little to no confusion, I highly recommend reading Bombshell first, as the storylines are interconnected.

Read in a single sitting, I couldn't put the book down. I always look forward to devouring Sarah MacLean's novels, because of how happy they never fail to make me feel. Warm, entertained, and amused.

The ballroom wallflower or the infamous matchmaker, which is the real Adelaide Frampton? Beneath the façade of a meek and awkward, Plain Jane, Adelaide hides her calculating intelligence. Aiding her fellow young maidens when it comes to the perils of the marriage mart, stopping the marriages before they make it to the altar.

Henry, the Duke of Clayborn, is a stringent rule-keeper, walking the fine line of the Ton, never making waves. His impeccable reputation is more important than the salacious gossip of the matchmaker, as she yet again thwarts one of his peers.

A forced proximity plot device is utilized, much to the entertainment of this reader, and the frustration for poor Henry. On a cross-country journey, filled with highwaymen, inns, secrets and lies, hunting down a couple eloping. Adventurous action, heart-pulsing tension, and budding romance, what a journey it was!

I was absolutely entertained by Adelaide's duplicity, especially with the juxtaposition of Henry's personality. I was amused with the turn of every page. The witty banter, the push-pull tension as Henry fights the draw he feels for Adelaide.

Highly recommended to fans of Sarah MacLean. However, I do warn that the author's more modern take on the era may not be the cup of tea for those looking for an old-school historical romance novel.



Author Bio

SARAH MACLEAN grew up in Rhode Island, obsessed with historical romance and bemoaning the fact that she was born far too late for her own season. Her love of all things historical helped to earn her degrees from Smith College and Harvard University before she finally set pen to paper and wrote her first book.

Sarah now lives in New York City with her husband, baby daughter, their dog, and a ridiculously large collection of romance novels. She loves to hear from readers.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Second Chance Rival by M. Robinson Release Blitz

Second Chance Rival by M. Robinson

From Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author M. Robinson comes an enemies-to-lovers, arranged marriage, second-chance, standalone romance.

The only thing I was looking forward to more than marrying my enemy…

Was seeing her pregnant with my baby.

But I guess that’s why I’m the bad boy of my family—but she’s always played the good girl.

If they only knew the things she begged me to do all those years ago, when I was sneaking in
through her bedroom window.

Before I left.
Before I broke her heart.
Before she hated me.

She doesn’t have to love me.
Hell, she doesn’t even have to like me. She just has to marry me to merge our feuding families…

Best part of our contract is we have to produce a bloodline heir.

My reasons for agreeing to an arranged marriage have nothing to do with claiming our

And everything to do with claiming the woman I love.

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Book 5
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4.5 stars

I love to read second-chance romances and when the couple are rivals, it seems to make the story better. Once I started reading, I didn't want to stop. I was pulled in from the first page, wondering why Tristian and Belle's grandparents would make them get married when their families were rivals and have been for many years.

Learning what Tristian and Belle go through from the time they met back in high school until the present day is what makes this story great. Getting a second chance with your first love is something most never get, but Belle is the lucky one in this story.

Author M. Robinson is known for the angst in her stories, but this series has so much, it is a rollercoaster ride of emotions and will leave you feeling happy you read this one. So sit back and enjoy!

Second Chance Rival is the fifth installment in the Second Chance series. It can be read as a standalone without issue.

Belle and Tristian come from very prominent rival families. Their grandfathers are enemies. When Belle and Tristian meet in high school, they can’t stop the attraction between them. They ultimately fall in love, but it’s a love that can’t last due to their families’ rivalry.

Twenty years later, Tristian walks back into Belle’s life and asks her to marry him. It’s a deal set up by their grandfathers but it’s a second chance for Tristian to be with the one girl he’s ever loved.

I loved seeing then and now chapters to get a better understanding of what happened in their past and why things were like they were between them. Tristian is very confident he can make Belle his. Belle’s scared of the past repeating itself and her being left again. There is explosive chemistry when Belle lets her guard down. It’s an emotional game of back and forth and I loved every minute of it! I love a good second-chance romance troupe and M. Robinson is killing it with this series!

I can’t wait to see what’s next for Paige and Adrian!!



Author Bio

M. ROBINSON is the Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty novels in contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Crowned the “Queen of Angst” by her loyal readers, you’ll feel the cut of her pen slicing through your heart as your soul bleeds upon the words of her stories with each turn of the page.

Most notably known for the Good Ol’ Boys, M.’s newest venture has graced her with the #1 Bestseller on Apple Books with Second Chance Contract. The Second Chance Men are powerful, intelligent and will sweep you off your feet and leave you weak in the knees–every woman’s wildest dreams.

M. lives the boat life along the Gulf Coast of Florida with her two puppies and real life book boyfriend, the inspiration for all her filthy talking alphas, Bossman.

When she isn’t in the cave writing her next epic love story, you can usually spot her mad-dashing through Target or in the drive-thru of Starbucks, refueling. Yes, she’s a self-proclaimed shopaholic, but only if she’s spending Bossman’s money.

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