Tuesday, March 3, 2020

New Release: Blame the Dead by Ed Ruggero

Release date: March 3rd 2020
Publisher: Macmillan/Forge Books
Purchase: Amazon | B&N
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Summary:

In BLAME THE DEAD,  Ruggero takes us to Sicily, 1943, where he tells the story of Eddie Harkins, former Philadelphia beat cop turned Military Police lieutenant, who reluctantly finds himself first at the scene of a murder at the US Army’s 11th Field Hospital. There the nurses contend with heat, dirt, short-handed staffs, the threat of German counterattack, an ever-present flood of horribly wounded GIs, and the threat of assault by one of their own. 

As a former soldier himself, Ruggero is always intrigued by stories of soldiers, especially when they confront moral dilemmas. He is also uniquely qualified to write about this time period, conducting over 150 interviews with veterans and doing research in Sicily, where his family emigrated from in the early 20 th century. In fact, the protagonist, Eddie Harkins, is named after Ruggero’s own maternal great-grandfather. With BLAME THE DEAD , Ruggero explores a fascinating what-if mystery that touches on issues that stem from failed leadership, such as sexual harassment and sexual assault within the military, women and their roles in the war, and the real daily experience of those that served in a war that has often been “Disney-fied” by history books. 


About Ed Ruggero 
Ed RuggeroEd Ruggero is uniquely qualified to write such a poignant tale of World War II. He is a West Point graduate and former Army officer who has studied, practiced, and taught leadership for more than twenty-five years. His client list includes the FBI, the NYPD, CEO Conference Europe, the CIA, the Young Presidents Organization, Forbes, among many others. He has spoken to audiences around the world on leadership, leader development, and ethics. Ruggero is also the author of eleven books, including Duty First: West Point and the Making of American Leaders, a study of leader development at the US Military Academy, and Combat Jump: The Young Men Who Led the Assault Into Fortress Europe, July 1943, which became a one-hour docudrama on The History Channel. Ed is also the co-author of The Leader’s Compass, a fictional story of how one leader developed a personal leadership philosophy. His most recent book is The First Men In: US Paratroopers and the Fight to Save D-Day.




Thursday, February 13, 2020

Review: When the Saint Falls (Westbrook #1) by A.D. McCammon

Series: Westbrook Three #1
Release date: January 16th 2020
Purchase: Amazon

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Thatcher Michaelson is a bully.
Arrogant. Cruel. Ruthless.
And the most attractive guy I’ve ever laid eyes on.

He’s the rebel of Westbrook high, and I’m merely the annoying goody two-shoes he dubbed the saint.

There must be something wrong with me. After nearly two years of dirty looks and constant humiliation, I’m still crushing on the guy who hated me on sight.

Then he kissed me and instead of the ice-cold gaze I was accustomed to, I saw passion burning behind his dark molten eyes.

Violet St. James doesn’t belong in my world.
Good. Kind. Pure.
She’s everything I’m not.

She doesn’t just look like an angel, she is one. And I’ve fought every impulse to make her mine.

But all my efforts went up in flames the second I tasted her sweet lips. My inability to stay away has changed everything.

She’s determined to break down all my walls, but my little saint doesn’t understand the consequences of her actions.

She tells me she’s not afraid of the fall.

But she should be.

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This is going to be fairly short because I'm not sure how to write my review without giving too much away. So, here goes:

I liked the story. It's high school, at times silly, but overall an enjoyable read. 
I was pulled into the story instantly and wanted to see how it would play out. It certainly felt like a game between the two, one of burning lust and longing. And the main characters have their moments where I either love them or want to snap at them.

Thatcher and his friends pretty much ran the school, and kept guys from bothering Violet. She'd get annoyed at his possessiveness, but on the other hand, couldn't deny her pull to him. There were times I'd yell at them to just admit their feelings, and when things were finally starting to smooth out, I would get frustrated with Thatcher's back and forth and Violet's insecurities. The latter was mainly fueled by Thatcher's behavior. Once I understood what he'd gone through and got a clearer picture of his home life, it all made sense.

Again, it's an interesting read and my emotions were all over the place. But I still liked how things worked out in the end, and I'm looking forward to Arwen and Cole's individual stories next.



About the Author


A.D. McCammonAmber McCammon decided to take her passion for writing to the self-publishing world in 2017. She's since published four contemporary adult romance novels and is currently working on a YA romance series.

When she isn't writing, you'll find her reading, spending money she doesn't have in Target, or hanging with her hubby and two kiddos.

Amber lives in Tennessee, where she was born and raised, which means she often gets caught with the south in her mouth. She loves to travel, though, and dreams of being a nomad one day.

For more information, please visit admccammon.com


Monday, February 3, 2020

New Release: Until the Last by Symone West

Release date: February 3rd
Genre: Interracial romance
Purchase: Amazon
FREE with Kindle Unlimited

Synopsis via Goodreads:

Nadia Morroe has a lot going for her, except for a happy relationship. When it comes to an end, she’s neither surprised nor hurt.
What’s more shocking is how she dangerously plunges into the bed of a rather intriguing man after their strange first encounter.
He lures her in with his piercing gaze and unraveling touch, then pushes her away with the reminder he’s not looking for commitment.
Nadia detects he’s hiding something. Because it’s a constant battle between frustration and desire when it comes to their emotions.

Jacob Hunter was never into attachments.
He’s made it clear to every woman he’s been with, especially after a life-changing discovery months ago.
But Nadia has him second-guessing his decision and wishing he could have more.
Every moment shared together leaves him feeling guilty. He doesn’t want to make Nadia suffer. But he can’t stop himself from falling.

Time is precious, and both come to understand that in the most painful way.
When Nadia learns what’s holding Jacob back, will she be able to look past it and be with him until the end?





About the Author
Symone West is the author of Dry Spell and A Very Warm Christmas. She writes unconventional sweet and sexy, sometimes dark, coming of age and adult stories.




Thursday, January 30, 2020

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Kiss the Stars by A.L. Jackson

Kiss the Stars
A Falling Stars stand-alone romance from A.L. Jackson
Coming March 5th


Cover: LJ Designs
Photo: Michelle Lancaster
Model: Chase Mattson



DETAILS: 
TITLE: KISS THE STARS
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 5TH, 2020


Synopsis


A Falling Stars STAND-ALONE NOVEL from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author, A.L. Jackson . . .


A single mother.
An up-and-coming drummer with a sordid past.
Their paths never should have crossed.
But when a senseless crime rocks Mia West’s entire world, she agrees to spend the summer hiding out at her rock-star brother’s mansion in Savannah until the storm blows over.
What she never expected was the gorgeous, brooding drummer living in the guest house.
His darkness a lure.
His gaze a trap.
She knows better than to go after what will hurt her most.
Leif Godwin has two focuses in his life: his band, Carolina George, and seeking retribution for what was stolen from him.
Mia was never supposed to be a part of the equation.
Her eyes an appeal.
Her body a temptation.
Touching her is nothing but a sin.
But will loving her destroy them all . . .


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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, FIGHT FOR ME, and CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART novels. Watch out for her upcoming stand-alone, KISS THE STARS, releasing March 5th.

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Spotlight: Inseparable by Siobhan Davis

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A childhood promise. An unbreakable bond. One tragic event that shatters everything.

It all started with the boys next door…

Devin and Ayden were my best friends. We were practically joined at the hip since age two. When we were kids, we thought we were invincible, inseparable, that nothing or no one could come between us.



But we were wrong.


Everything turned to crap our senior year of high school.

Devin was turning into a clone of his deadbeat lowlife father—fighting, getting wasted, and screwing his way through every girl in town. I’d been hiding a secret crush on him for years. Afraid to tell him how I felt in case I ruined everything. So, I kept quiet and slowly watched him self-destruct with a constant ache in my heart.

Where Devin was all brooding darkness, Ayden was the shining light. Our star quarterback with the bright future whom everyone loved. But something wasn’t right. He was so guarded, and he wouldn’t let me in.

When Devin publicly shamed me, Ayden took my side, and our awesome-threesome bond was severed. The split was devastating. The heartbreak inevitable.

Ayden and I moved on with our lives, but the pain never lessened, and Devin was never far from our thoughts.

Until it all came to a head in college, and one eventful night changed everything.

Now, I’ve lost the two people who matter more to me than life itself. Nothing will ever be the same again.

Siobhan DavisAbout the Author
USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime!

She is the author of the True Calling, Saven, and Kennedy Boys series.





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