Monday, 17 December 2018

✪ Hoops Holidays ✪ Kennedy Ryan ✪ Release Blitz ✪

HOOPS Holiday, a Christmas bundle featuring all-new, never-before-published content by Kennedy Ryan, releases December 17th!

MacKenzie Decker was a question Avery never got to ask, much less answer.

They met when she was a young reporter fueled by ambition, and the ink on Deck's first NBA contract was barely dry. Years later, they've climbed so high and lost so much, but one thing hasn't changed. The attraction that simmered between them in a locker room before is still there. With success like theirs, everything has been possible . . .
except them.

But that was then.

The only question is...what about now?

** Hoops Holiday consists of FULL-COURT PRESS, a HOOPS novella originally published in the TEAM PLAYER Anthology. It has been expanded with all-new, never before published content & epilogue.

It also includes Christmas-themed bonus material for LONG SHOT (Iris & August) and BLOCK SHOT (Banner & Jared).

*All HOOPS Stories are standalone, and can be enjoyed individually or in order.

ARC received for an honest review

I am only new to Kennedy Ryan's books, and the Hoops series are the only ones I have read (so far), and I am impatiently waiting the third book, so this holiday novella was just the thing to tide me over.

I adored Avery and Deck's story.  I am in an bit of end of year blogger burnout, so I am starting to struggle a little with my reading, however I couldn't wait to start Hoops Holiday, didn't want to put it down, and didn't want it to end.

I am a sucker for a second  chance story, and this sweet and sexy one had me smiling the whole time.  Snark, witty banter, steamy.  Fate plays it's part in this story too.

I really adored this story, and I think I need to go back and read it again already.

Bring on Hook Shot!


A Top 30 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy Ryan writes about women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies. Her heroes respect, cherish and lose their minds for the women who capture their hearts.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine and Frolic, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta Autism families, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.

✜ J. Kenner ✜ PRETTY LITTLE PLAYER ✜ #BlackwellLyon2 ✜

©  Bianca  ✰  Janeane 

Blackwell-Lyon Series #2

• 17 December 2018
• can be read as a standalone!
4.5 Stars
Bedroom games are fine but I need a woman who won’t play with my heart.

After years in the military, I’ve faced down a lot of things, and there’s not much I shy away from. Except relationships. Because when you catch your wife in bed with another man, that tends to sour even the most hardened man against women.

When I was hired to keep surveillance on a woman with a checkered past, I went into the job anticipating the worst. But what I found was a woman who turned my head. Who made my blood heat and my body burn. A woman who made me feel alive again.

A woman who was nothing like what I expected, but everything I wanted. A woman who, it turned out, needed my protection. And wanted my touch.

And as the world fell out from under us, and everything I thought I knew shifted, there was only one reality I could hold ontothat the more I got to know her, the more I wanted her.

But if I’m going to make her mine, I’ll have to not only keep her safe, I’ll have to prove to her that I’ve conquered my own fears and doubts. That I’m done looking into the past, and that all I want is a futurewith her.

We're back with the Blackwell-Lyon Security guys in Austin.
Pierce already found his happy end in the first book and now it's time for the first of the twin boys. Cayden.
He doesn't do relationships. Or love.
Five years ago, just home from the war, he walked in on his wife having sex with another guy. Cayden kinda hates women now. At least cheating ones. That's why he likes to take on cases where a husband needs proof that his wife is cheating.
Enter Gracie. Her fiancé hired Cayden to find out if she's really cheating. He's supposed to seduce her. Poor Cayden is so horribly attracted to Gracie! But he will never be with her because she's with another man and because she's a cheating little player!
But is she???
Or is something entirely different going on here????

Well.... I really loved this story!!
It was a very cute and sexy and exciting and mysterious little dramance!
I just love those three security guys and Cayden is just sooo sexy with his eye patch!


Cayden doesn't want to fall for Gracie ... but he can't help it - she's just so perfect!
And poor Gracie - she's falling for him too, but she has some mysterious secrets we're not yet aware of ... ☺
And once we're aware of what's really going on? Things are only going to get more complicated and dangerous!!!

Great book! It has everything we need in our romances!
Excitement. Sexy guys. Adorable moments.
And lots of Austin tourist info. I really love it when I'm in a real place in my books!

Can't wait to get Connor and Kerrie's book next!

PRETTY LITTLE PLAYER was a really exciting & adorable & sexy dramance ! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Cayden - this one is MINE! 

ARC received for an honest review

I haven't read the first book in this new series (though it has been sitting on my kindle since release day) however that did not affect my reading of Pretty Little Player at all.

Oh how I loved Cayden from the minute we meet him.  He is my kind of pirate!

Gracie - I like the girl!  From the beginning I just knew that he wasn't what they were making her out to be.  I like that he loves herself for who she is, and won't let anyone make her feel bad about herself.

Poor Cayden doesn't have a hope in hell of no falling for her.

This short book has a bit of everything in it, and I read it in one sitting. 

I now need to go back and read the first book, and am waiting impatiently for what Ms Kenner brings us next.


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28 January 2019


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J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.
Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, Victorian-era thrillers (coming soon), and paranormal mommy lit.
Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, has been consistently in development in Hollywood since prior to publication. Most recently, it has been optioned by Warner Brothers Television for development as series on the CW Network with Alloy Entertainment producing.
JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swopn for him.” A three time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy).
Her books have sold well over a million copies and are published in over over twenty countries.
In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.