Sunday 31 December 2023

✪ Dead Serious #4 - Professor Prometheus Plume ✪ Vawn Cassidy ✪ Release Blitz and Giveaway ✪

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Crawshanks Guide to the Recently Departed, Book 4

Inspector Danny Hayes has something very important to ask his boyfriend Tristan Everett. Over the past six months they’ve survived reapers, chaos monsters, and biblical storms, not to mention averting an apocalypse. So, what’s left to do but pop the big question?

Tristan is ready for a break from world-saving, spectral crises, and most definitely from ghosts. He wants some one-on-one time with his boyfriend, preferably horizontally. So when the incredibly thoughtful aforementioned boyfriend books a romantic New Year’s getaway at a quiet little hotel in the wilds of the north yorkshire moors and away from London, Tristan can’t wait.

But as usual nothing ever goes according to plan. Snowed in during an unexpected murder mystery weekend at what turns out to be one of the most haunted hotels in Northern England is not what they had in mind, and when one of the actors turns up really dead not just fake dead, they once again find themselves caught up in another investigation.

With only one night to figure out who the killer is while wrangling a multitude of overly helpful ghosts, Tristan begins to wonder if romance really is dead…


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Vawn Cassidy is an MM author living in the UK. She’s often known for her world building skills and sense of humour. She loves to write in different genres and has penned contemporary romance, paranormal mystery/romance and dark historical with a supernatural twist.

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Thursday 14 December 2023

❤ The Bright Spot (Sunrise Cove #5) ❤ Jill Shalvis ❤

Release Date 16th January 2024

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis returns to Sunrise Cove with a heartwarming story about the choices we make and the love we let into our lives...

Luna Wright is a lot of things, but sweet and trusting aren't on the list. However, she’s a sucker for the underdog and a hard-luck story. Adopted at birth, with scant knowledge of her biological family, she’s created her own inner circle, a motley crew which includes her bestie Willow, to help her run the struggling but charming Apple Ridge Farm.

With a farm-to-table café as well as a menagerie of rescued animals (complete with a baby goat who keeps escaping to the pantry to eat the secret stash of decidedly not organic potato chips), it’s the best home she’s ever known. But when Silas, the owner who they secretly call The Grinch, passes away, Luna discovers the farm is now under the control of both his investment manager, the enigmatic Jameson Hayes….and her. And that Silas had many, many secrets.

Now Luna’s carefully controlled corner of the world is threatened and she—along with some of her friends—has to dig deep to find true strength and the real meaning of love and family.



Copy received from author for an honest review

Whilst this is the 5th book in the Sunrise Cove series, it can definitely be read as a stand alone

Now that is out of the way, I want to go to Apple Ridge Farm and meet this motley group who have become each others found family.

Luna lives for this farm and its people. And when she finds out she may lose it, well, her stubborn streak comes out in force, and Jameson is the one who feels the brunt of it.

But you know there is more to it than that, and I loved seeing friendships born and grow, relationships going through ups and downs. But most of all I loved them finding love - for each other.

I adore the small town feel of this story (even though Tahoe is no small town lol). I loved the sense of community that Ms Shalvis brought to life.

I hope we get more Sunrise Cove in the future.








Saturday 9 December 2023

❅ Scrooge You! (Christmas Falls #9) ❅ Brigham Vaughn ❅


Release date 15th December 2023

  Joel McArthur thought he knew everyone in the small town of Christmas Falls. He’s been running Ginger’s Breads bakery for more than a decade, after all. But who is the mysterious runner who’s been passing by his shop every morning? 

Hayden Bradley’s post-college plans fell through, landing him in this stupid small town he can’t get out of fast enough. He hates Christmas and he’s tired of the endless holiday cheer. But as Hayden finds himself spending more and more time at Joel’s bakery, he’s forced to admit that he’s developed a taste for the ginger-molasses cookies and the handsome ginger-haired baker who makes them.

Christmas Falls is a multi-author M/M romance series set in a small town that thrives on enough holiday charm to rival any Hallmark movie.


  Copy received via Neon Rainbow Reviews for an honest review

Now, I haven't read all the books in the Christmas Falls series, but that is OK, as each can be read as a stand alone, and I found enough information in this last book about characters I did not read their book (yet) to get along just fine.

Scrooge You! is a Buddy The Elf meets The Grinch tale, that will also have your heart growing three times its size, just like Hayden's does as he and Joel fall in love.

A word of warning though, don't read if you are hungry, as you will want alllll the goodies - are there any recipes for these baked goods? Asking for a friend called Shmaneane.

I love how their attraction grew through glimpses through a shop window, to friendship, to happily every after. It wasn't all snowflakes and candy canes, they had their trials and difficulties to get through, and I loved that they did this by a great thing called... Communication! 

I love this town, all the inhabitants, and how they all have each other's back.

Now to go read the books I missed.



Friday 8 December 2023

✪ Whoa (Westbrook Elite #6) ✪ Cambria Hebert ✪



Most people think I’m a moron. In actuality, I’m a man with a plan.

It’s one of those three-year plans that takes longer than three years.

Still, I’ve been making it happen. Checking off those to-dos and turning them into to-dones.
Everything is almost lined up.

And then my phone rings.

By the time I get to Jess, she’s unconscious and bleeding.

My carefully crafted plan blows up in my face.

I tell the hospital we’re engaged. We aren’t, but apparently, in that place, you need a permission slip to see your most important, so I do what has to be done.

I toss together an epic apology salad for when she opens her eyes, and when she does…
She asks me who I am.

I’m willing to overlook the insult since, you know, head injury, but then Nurszilla spills the beans on our pending nuptials.

And just like that, my friend turns into my fiancé, and I’m not even mad at it.

How could I be? Her curves fit in my arms perfectly. Kissing her is like whoa and makes me forget I’m living a lie.

I know I have to come clean, but someone dirtier than me is stalking my final girl, and until she remembers who, it’s on me to keep her safe.

The closer we get, the guiltier I feel.

When all this is over, will she forgive me? Or will everything I’ve done cost me everything I’ve always wanted?


 ARC received for an honest review

In the words of Ted "Theodore" Logan, this book is "whoa".

Amnesia-fauxmance to romance? What's not to love?

A sports romance that does not involve hockey or football? Yes please!

Add i that I adore all the Westbrook Elite guys so far, well you can't go wrong with another book, can you?

Kruger is just all kinds of swoony.  We all need a guy (or gal) in our lives like him, and Jess is lucky she claimed him, or I would!  He is not at all what I thought he was going to be like in the long run. I knew he was a good guy from before, but this man in Whoa? A-freaking-mazing.

And the Elite found family? We also all need a group of friends like them.

I enjoyed seeing snippets of the couples from the earlier books, and now I need Prism's story, stat!








Cambria Hebert is a bestselling novelist of more than fifty titles. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair.

Besides writing, Cambria loves a pumpkin spice latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching K drama until her eyes won’t stay open. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chihuahuas (the real bosses of the house).

Cambria has written in many genres, including new adult, sports romance, male/male romance, sci-fi, thriller, suspense, contemporary romance, and young adult. Many of her titles have been translated into foreign languages and have been the recipients of multiple awards.

Awards Cambria has received include:

Author of the Year 2016 (UtopiaCon2016)

The Hashtag Series: Best Contemporary Series of 2015 (UtopiaCon 2015)

#Nerd: Best Contemporary Book Cover of 2015 (UtopiaCon 2015)

Romeo from the Hashtag Series: Best Contemporary Lead (UtopiaCon 2015)

#Nerd: Top 50 Summer Reads ( 2015)

The Hashtag Series: Best Contemporary Series of 2016 (UtopiaCon 2016)

#NERD Book Trailer: Best Book Trailer of 2016 (UtopiaCon 2016)

#Nerd Book Trailer: Top 50 Most Cinematic Book Trailers of All Time (

#Nerd: Book Most Wanted to be Adapted to Screen: (2018)

Amnesia: Mystery Book of the Year (2018)

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

You can find out more about Cambria and her titles by visiting her website:







Tuesday 5 December 2023

🏈 Ilsa Madden-Mills 🌺💍 MY DARLING BRIDE 💜

 ©  Bianca   Janeane 

• 5 December 2023

4.5 Stars

 In a sizzling romance that sparkles with wit and depth, two wounded souls meet by chance in the desert and agree to get married, and their lives will never be the same.

On a normal day, Emmaline Darling isn’t a car thief. She’s just a simple girl who runs a bookstore and adores cats. But when she’s stranded in the desert and needs to get away from her dangerous ex-boyfriend, she picks her only option: swiping the keys to a famous football player’s Lamborghini and speeding away.

Football star Graham Harlan is in chaos. First he took a hit on the field that left him with a near-death experience, and now he’s promised his brother he’ll get married to secure the family inheritance. Trouble is he isn’t even seeing anyone.

Then a mystery woman steals his car. With his usual stubbornness, he tracks her all the way to Manhattan and gives her an ultimatum: marry me or I’ll press charges.

Her choice is obvious, only neither of them expect the sparks that ignite between them.

As the end of their arrangement looms, will Graham take a chance on love or let his darling walk away forever?


Emmy + Graham

Graham is afraid that his pro football career might be over. His last play won his team the Superbowl but it also messed up his head.
That's why he's in this horrible Arizona desert motel - chasing after a 'dream' he had while he was lying on the field as good as dead.
And who does he find? Emmaline Darling. Pretty much his dream girl. And their meet-cute was just like you'd want it to be as a romance book fan. 
But then she goes and steals his Lambo?!
What the heck?
Good thing he needs the leverage... she either marries him, so that he can get his grandma's inheritance, for his little brother - or he'll press charges for grand theft auto!



Such a cute romance!
We have some real problems too - some health issues on both sides and some family drama - so it's not all sunshiney and rom-commy. But it's also just so adorable and funny and sweet and you just want to shake some sense into them to hurry to that happily ever after.
I love that Emmy works at this amazing book store. I love the cat - even though I'm a dog person. I love the siblings - his and hers! The niece, the football buddies, the friends and co-workers. Amazing cast and locations!
This was just a super adorable kind of fairy tale-ish romance.
Loved it!

MY DARLING BRIDE was such a funny + sweet + sexy + adorable love story! Just beautiful! I loved it! Run to your nearest book store for your own G - this one is MINE!

ARC received via Netgalley for an honest review
Cute fauxmance to romance goodness from the first page to the last.

Graham and Evie's lives couldn't be any more different if they tried, yes they work.

It is not all sunshine and roses, they both have some deeper struggles that they need to work through,and I love how they help each other through it all, and their slow burn will keep you reading.
Though they did give me emotional whiplash a lot of the time!

The side characters really make this story something else. Family and friends like these are what we all need in our lives.


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 Wall Street Journal best selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She's addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding females. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Ian Somerhalder, astronomy (she's a Gemini), and tattoos. She has a degree in English and a Master's in Education. When she's not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets and fuzzy pajamas.