Monthly Archives: October 2018

Release Day Blitz: Stripped Down and Strip Search by Erin McCarthy

Erin McCarthy’s new sexy romcom series, Tap That, begins with STRIPPED DOWN and STRIP SEARCH, both of which are available today! And you can grab STRIPPED DOWN for free for a limited time – find out more about this series below!


About STRIPPED DOWN (Tap That #1)

His best friend’s hot older sister.

Her younger brother’s annoying sidekick.

And one forbidden kiss in a bathroom in high school…

Sloane O’Sullivan is returning home to Minnesota, dreading turning thirty. Once the Mean Girl, she’s a lot more humble these days. And shocked to see how Little Dickie is all grown up and hot as hell, stripping at a charity event like he was born with biceps.

Working out has shed Rick Ryder of his despised childhood nickname. Now he leads a simple life. Work on cars, take care of his kid sister, have casual hookups. But when Sloane comes back to town single, he wants to finish what they started in that bathroom twelve years earlier.

It was complicated back then. It’s even more so now.

Because Sloane wrecks his bike.

And he’s her landlord.

And her brother will murder him if he has sex with her.

But sometimes you have to strip it all down to see what was there all along… even if it’s a secret.

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About STRIP SEARCH (Tap That #2)

An introverted rich girl.

A stripper cop.

And a live-streaming kiss that threatens both their careers.

Cop Axl Moore is pretending to be a stripper for charity. But the cute blonde pulled up on stage seems to think he is the real deal.

When Leighton, director for the reality show Wedding Crashers, gets stopped by a cop she swears is actually a stripper, she’s determined to put the “f” in fun to save her job.

But their surprisingly potent kiss is caught on camera.

How do you recover from that?

A fake engagement…

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About Erin McCarthy

USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy first published in 2002 and has since written over sixty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult romance, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Erin is a RITA finalist and an ALA Reluctant Young Reader award recipient, and is both traditionally and indie published.

When she’s not writing she can be found sipping martinis in high heels or eating ice cream in fleece pajamas depending on the day, and herding her animals, kids, and amazing renovation-addicted husband.

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Cover Reveal: Good Time by Jana Aston



Available November 6!


There’s one thing you should know.
I wasn’t that drunk.

I was more than sober enough to put a stop to it.
The truth is, it was my idea. I’m the one who suggested it.

I knew it was crazy, but it’s not as if I’d be the first girl to get married on a whim in Las Vegas. I wouldn’t even be the last girl to get married on a whim in Las Vegas.

So what’s my excuse? I liked him. I liked the idea that he’d be stuck with me, just for a little bit.

Because nothing good ever lasts, so you might as well have a good time while you can.

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JanaJana Aston likes cats, big coffee cups and books about billionaires who deflower virgins. She wrote her debut novel while fielding customer service calls about electrical bills, and she’s ever grateful for the fictional gynecologist in Wrong that readers embraced so much she was able to make working in her pajamas a reality. Jana’s novels have appeared on the NYT, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists, some multiple times. She likes multiples.

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Review: Love, Sincerely, Yours by Sara Ney and Meghan Quinn

Author collaborations can be tricky I think. Sometimes I really love the final product and other times there isn’t enough flow and consistency in the writing for me to enjoy the book. Fortunately, in the case of Love, Sincerely, Yours by Sara Ney and Meghan Quinn, the collaboration is a success.

Peyton is quitting her job as the social media manager at Roam Inc when the book opens. She wants to leave the company on good terms because she is hoping her new consulting company can be hired (even though the owner of Roam–aptly named Rome–usually does not hire out projects). Peyton is determined to make her last two weeks at Roam a success though and she will grit her teeth through everything Rome throws at her. Peyton is a tad, totally, unbelievably attracted to Rome (even though he is emotionally closed off and does not seem to share the attraction).

On the night of her thirtieth birthday, one of her friends and coworkers at Roam does something bad (and probably illegal but I was willing to overlook this). She sets up an anonymous email account from the company that Peyton can email Rome with. And unfortunately, a drunken Peyton does just this.

And…. let hijinks ensue. Rome is gobsmacked by the email and is determined to find out who the writer is. To do that, he has to get to know this person a bit more and as they exchange emails, things get flirty. And it is fun and sexy to watch happen to these two.

I know the premise seems a tad ridiculous but honestly, this book worked for me really well. Peyton knows what she is doing is wrong; Rome also knows that by replying he’s not behaving well either but as they get to know each other, the barriers drop. (And fyi, it’s definitely consensual flirting on both their parts.) I enjoyed the combination of their personalities. Peyton is a businesswoman and very good at her job. Rome is equally successful with his company so I appreciated seeing these two savvy minds connect. Unfortunately, Rome is a tad bit more closed off and Peyton has to wiggle her way into his life in a way. But when it works, it works! Rome embraces the boyfriend role full-on and it’s really special.

There is a rather typical “big misunderstanding” at the end that didn’t make me super happy. It seemed rather trite considering all they had been through but fortunately it didn’t mar my enjoyment of the book overall. I’m already excited for the next book in the series, featuring Rome’s sister and best friend. In the meantime though, I am eager to re-read Love, Sincerely, Yours. Sara Ney and Meghan Quinn are a winning writing duo.


Dear Mister…**strike out** no, too formal.

Hey there sweet cheeks *strike out* no, too forward.


To whom it may concern,

Full disclosure; before we move forward with this email, I would like it to be known that I have consumed an adequate amount of alcoholic beverages to intoxicate myself tonight. Three margaritas, two shots, and one beer—because it was free.

I think it’s important to be open and honest with your co-workers, don’t you?

So here I am, being honest. Drunk but honest. Or just drunk with lust? You decide.

I like you so much it’s clouding my judgment and making me do things I never would sober. Like write this letter.

I have a hopeless, foolish, schoolgirl crush on you when you are the last person on earth I should be falling for. Did you know people around the office call you a sadist? An egomaniac. An insensitive, arrogant prick. Your bark is worse then your bite, and you don’t scare me. The fact is, I’d love that bite of yours to nip at my bare skin while we’re both wearing nothing but sheets.

For once I want you to look at me as more than one of your employees.

And as long as we’re being honest, that navy blue suit you wear? With the crisp white shirt? It really makes me want to loosen your tie and show you who’s boss.
















I open the company messenger app on my phone and scroll through the executive names, knowing full well I’m about to break a policy. It’s the company’s phone, and the company’s app, and I’m about to use it for personal use. To flirt.

With my boss.

I close my eyes, find his name—next to it is a little, green dot, which means. . .

He’s on the app.

I’ve never talked to him live before so this is a huge step, but then again, it might be more fun to get his initial reactions to my comments.

Debating it for all but two seconds, I type out a message to him, making sure I’m signed on under my LSY persona.

HandsRomingMyBody: Hey you.

My text turns into a new message on the app and I wait on bated breath to see if he will respond. Nerves prickle up my spine, my fingers feeling numb, my mind playing mutiny with my heart just as little dots appear letting me know he’s typing.

Oh God, I don’t think I’ve been more excited.







Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.

She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog.

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Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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Review: Mr. Hotshot CEO by Jackie Lau


Kwan Sisters #2

Julian Fong is the very successful CEO of Fong Investments. His life revolves around work and making sure that the company remains a success. Julian stepped in when his father had heart trouble and is now running things smoothly. Unfortunately for Julian, his brother, mom and grandmother believe he needs a break. He disagrees but is soon pressed out of the office into some sort of break. He heads to his favorite coffee place where he meets Courtney Kwan. He’s seen her around the coffee shop before but with nothing else taking up his attention, he really notices her. He appreciates the way she seems to truly find contentment in her coffee and relaxing. He wants that for himself.

Courtney is a bit unnerved when Julian approaches with a most unusual proposal: teach him how to relax. He will pay her $5,000 in fact if she helps. And right now, Courtney could use the money. She has a trip planned with her sister to NYC but right now, money is tight for her sister. This money could go a long way to helping with expenses and hopefully, will help in other ways as well. Courtney knows she is facing a long road ahead as another year of depression approaches.

Julian is pleased that Courtney is going to help him find the fun in life. Things start out friendly enough between them but the attraction they have been fighting quickly takes their friendship to something more, very quickly. Courtney is worried. Every five years she battles severe depression and she knows there is no way that Julian will be able to stick it out with her. Julian doesn’t want their relationship to end though and he is ready to help fight Courtney’s battles. But it’s not that easy for either of them. Will they find their footing in this new relationship?

I reviewed Grumpy Fake Boyfriend awhile back and quite enjoyed my experience with Naomi Kwan. I was excited to get to know her sister and how her story would develop. Courtney is a bit more reserved (much like myself) and hasn’t always had the family support she needed as she faces her mental health issues. Her sister has always been there for her though but unfortunately, Courtney doesn’t believe that anyone else will be. Julian is just getting to know Courtney but their relationship is developing quickly. Intimacy on many levels develops throughout the course of the story, both sexually and emotionally as Julian and Courtney share experiences and pieces of their past.

Everyone deals with depression in their own way. I have yet to find two people who handle depression in the exact same way (I am speaking from my own experiences here) so while I could relate to Courtney’s depression, it was also a new experience for me as a reader too. Her experiences felt as authentic as my own though and I appreciated the way Jackie Lau writes about depression. Yes, it is a heavy topic and it can be painful but I like seeing it addressed in romance books too because it doesn’t have to be an unhappy sentence all the time. Some days it is just small struggles and I feel like that was captured very well in this book.

Julian is very sexy and yeah, he kind of falls hard for Courtney. I don’t want to say insta-love but it has that flavor to it. He hasn’t had a lot of relationships either, due to lack of time, but he quickly finds himself content with Courtney and ready for the long haul. His brothers tease him about this and one of the highlights of the story are the interactions between Julian and his two brothers and frankly, Julian and his entirely family. Those scenes made me smile a lot!

Mr. Hotshot CEO showcases Jackie Lau’s range as a writer. It is quite different from the first book in the series but it stands on its own nicely. I connected with Courtney and her struggles resonated with me. This book has some deep layers but it also features plenty of laughter and love too. I also really enjoyed exploring Toronto and Chinatown through the eyes of these characters. I definitely would love to visit this city!

Mr. Hotshot CEO is available now!

Other reviews:

The Good, the Bad, and the Unread

All About Romance

ARC provided by author for review.