Teaser reveal – J.T. Geissinger’s Midnight Valentine

 J.T. Geissinger’s next novel, MIDNIGHT VALENTINE, releases February 6th and we cannot wait! Check out a few teasers below and pre-order your copy now!


Publishing February 6th, 2018

True love never dies.

Megan and Cassidy were childhood sweethearts who thought they would be together forever. Fate had other plans. Soon after they were married, Cass’s life was tragically cut short. Still grieving her soul mate five years later, Megan moves to the small town of Seaside, Oregon, hoping to rebuild her life.

Her first night there, she meets the town recluse, Theo. Withdrawn, guarded, and mysteriously silent since a terrible accident left him scarred, Theo takes an instant and inexplicable dislike to Megan. But as their paths cross again and again, Megan becomes convinced there’s more to Theo than meets the eye.

When she discovers the reason for his silence, his nightmares, and especially his pointed dislike, Megan becomes convinced of something far more astonishing.

Is a second chance at a once-in-a-lifetime love possible, or is a broken heart the cruelest kind of liar?

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About J.T. Geissinger

A former headhunter, J.T. Geissinger is the author of more than a dozen novels in contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense.

She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and is a two-time finalist for the RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America®. Her work has also finaled in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards.

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Burn For You by J.T. Geissinger

492F81E3-1FCA-4507-A6C7-B5985DF5379DBook: Burn for You

Series: Slow Burn #1

Author: J.T. Geissinger

Release date: 17 October 2017

Main characters: Bianca Hardwick, restaurant owner, who’s struggling with the pressures of work and home life. Jackson Boudreaux, surly heir to the local bourbon-making empire.

Plot: Bianca Hardwick is busy running her restaurant and creating the perfect menu, but she’s barely breaking even. The menu is a labour of love, inspired by the region’s renowned bourbon – had she known what the consequences of using the Boudreaux bourbon name would be, she maybe would have thought twice.

Jackson Boudreaux is aware of Bianca Hardwick’s labour of love and as it concerns his legacy, he wants to find out whether her cooking passes muster. Unfortunately, his manner leaves a lot to be desired – he’s demanding, rude and takes no prisoners. He immediately puts Bianca on her guard, and pushes all of her buttons. She’s determined to best him any way she can. So begins a battle of wits, where Bianca endeavours to teach the beast some manners. However, far from being predictable, Jackson once again manages to take her by surprise when he proposes a marriage of convenience that will benefit them both immeasurably. Bianca knows that marrying Jackson would be anything but convenient…

Why you should read it: This is my first book by J.T. Geissinger (I know, I must have been under a rock) and I was not disappointed. It was so funny – packed full of fun characters, the New Orleans vibe, a plucky and headstrong heroine and a surly, yet vulnerable hero – I absolutely loved it! The chemistry between Jax and Bianca was off the hook and the slooooow burn was delicious. Just enjoy the ride – it was touching, entertaining and gave me a warm feeling inside. Think of it as a modern retelling of the Beauty and the Beast story – but there’s no Gaston, so it’s all good! It’s not all laughs though – there’s a fair amount of teary moments too – so have your hankies ready.

What you may not like: I was sad when it finished! But that’s the mark of a damn good story. I will definitely re-read – I may even buy the audiobook!

Rating: 5/5 – a great read to kick off the new year.

Nuts by Alice Clayton

img_0135Book: Nuts

Series: Hudson Valley #1

Author: Alice Clayton

Main characters: Roxie Callahan, chef to the rich and famous, Leo Maxwell, local farmer, from one of the oldest families in Bailey Falls.

Plot: When Rosie Callahan is unceremoniously fired from her job as chef to the rich and powerful, she has no choice but to return to her childhood home of Bailey Falls. Her mother runs a diner there and needing her to cover while she’s away, Roxie reluctantly accepts.

Roxie soon finds that not everything about the home she left behind is bad. One of her suppliers, a young farmer named Leo, has her optimistic about her summer stuck in podunk. Perhaps a little dalliance with no strings attached will make the time pass faster…Leo has an easy smile, a relaxed way of being, and a bod that was made for sin. Despite the flannel, I t’s clear he comes from a privileged and monied background. Roxie suspects they both come from very different worlds, but it’s not forever so who cares?

Why you should read it: This is a seriously good read! I’ve only just got around to reading this series – I think I was saving it up, as I love Alice Clayton and her stories in general. Leo and Roxie had a chemistry that was incandescent! It burned and it was quite a slow burn too. I loved that it didn’t rush to sexy times straightaway. It was funny, gave a real sense of the geographical location and made me love the characters.

What you may not like: Nada! It was a strong opener to the Hudson Valley series and having read Cream of the Crop too, it’s every bit as good!

Rating: 5/5 for a hugely entertaining and super sexy read. I love this series!

Bad for the Boss by Talia Hibbert

Book: Bad For The Boss

Series: Just For Him #1

Author: Talia Hibbert

Main characters: Jennifer Johnson, social media expert, trying to advance her career. Theo Chamberlain, head of the company and completely bowled over by Jennifer.

Plot: Jennifer Johnson has always been a good girl. She’s scored a promising role at a successful company and she’s determined to do well and keep her head down. Doing well however, does not involve lusting after the big boss.

Theo Chamberlain is master of everything he surveys and likes it that way. When he sets eyes on Jennifer, he doesn’t expect to feel so much, so quickly. His urge to simply get to know her transforms to that of protector when Jennifer becomes the target of an unknown enemy. He’ll keep her safe. Or die trying…

Why you should read it: This was a surprise of a book. It starts off as a simple office romance, but it’s packed with intrigue, secrets and suspense. I really enjoyed the chemistry between Jennifer and Theo – older men are hot, but I also enjoyed his character. He wasn’t afraid to show Jennifer who he was. The scene where he helps her with her hair is so touching – if only a guy like that actually existed!

What you may struggle with: Not much. It’s a very English story but a universal one I think – with some Caribbean patois thrown in – so you may not ‘get’ every reference, but the story is a strong one and so action-packed and I doubt it’ll slow your enjoyment.

Rating: 4/5 for a sexy and absorbing tale.

Sex in the Sticks by Sawyer Bennett

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Series: Love Hurts #1

Author: Sawyer Bennett

Main characters: Valentine French – wealthy blogger/columnist, tired of the New York dating scene. Logan Burke, local chief of police, mayor and one-man peacekeeper for the small Alaskan town of East Merritt.

Blurb: Valentine French may be the sassiest dating columnist in New York City, but the abundance of metrosexuals in her adopted metropolis is seriously cramping her style. Where are the beefy all-American boys? Hoping to find some inspiration, Val heads to Alaska, where the men outnumber the women fifteen to one and wrestle grizzly bears for sport. Or so she can only imagine. Suddenly the most eligible bachelorette in a town full of horny lumberjacks, Val is writing her best columns ever. But if she doesn’t get her nose out of her laptop, she just might miss out on Mr. Right.

Logan Burke is the sheriff of the little podunk town that Val finds so charmingly backward. He’s not that different from the guys she’s using for her little experiment; it’s just that one date would never be enough for Logan. As he listens to Val complain about love over beers in the local tavern, he realizes that she can’t see the forest for the trees. Because if she would ever give up her Prada bags and fourteen-dollar martinis, Logan would give her the only luxury that matters: his heart.

Why you should read it: Sawyer Bennett writes a LOT of books. So many that you’d think she’d be repeating herself by now. Not so – she somehow manages to inject a fresh new setting, or situation to her stories that make each one feel brand new. I truly enjoyed SITS because it reminded me of my favourite tv show in the 90s – Northern Exposure. It was fresh and Valentine was a joyful heroine. I enjoyed the slow build between her and Logan. It felt more natural than insta-love.

What you may not like: It was a gentle read – if you’re into more dramatic and action-packed stories, this may be a little too calm for you. I enjoyed it – it was relaxing and fun to see how the main characters would get their HEA.

Rating: 4/5 for a charming and entertaining story. Loved the characters and the wilds of Alaska.

Blog tour: Behind The Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry

btbBook: Behind The Bars

Series: Music Street #1

Author: Brittainy C. Cherry

Main characters: Jasmine Greene, desperate for the love of her mother and even more desperate to sing the music she wants to sing. Elliott Adams, talented musician who more than anything, longs to be invisible.

Plot: Jasmine Greene first met Elliott Adams on a street corner, playing his music and giving it his all. When she sees him again at school, she’s convinced they’ll become great friends. He’s vulnerable, the object of ridicule amongst the other students, while she is popular, but she sees something in him that she recognises in herself: loneliness.
When they meet years later, neither one is the same person. Life has made them hard, where they were once soft and naive. Will the pair be able to find peace, or will their hearts forever be locked behind bars?

Why you should read it: I love Brittainy C. Cherry and the stories she tells. Her characters are always hugely flawed, incredibly interesting and slightly damaged. No exception here. The author told a tale of heartbreak, love and injustice. It was very touching and wove in musical elements beautifully. Jasmine just wants to be loved – she’d do anything to feel special to someone. Elliott takes care of others – until he becomes too damaged to do it anymore. His re-awakening to life is heartwarming to say the least.

What you may not like: I enjoyed the first half of the book more than the second. The second half in my opinion got a little bit over-dramatic and the language was so flowery and filled with musical metaphor after musical metaphor. It was beautiful, but I felt like I was being bashed over the head with it after a while. Also… Elliott – I loved him as an awkward teenager, but he grew up to be so cold I wanted to yell at him and shake him! There’s a lot of guilt in the book, so I got that he was guilt-ridden, but understanding him didn’t mean it endeared him to me.

Rating: Sweet, heart-wrenching and uplifting in many ways, I give Behind the Bars 3.5/5.

Villain by Samantha Young

Calling all Samantha Young fans!  I was very lucky to nab a review copy of Villain, which will be out on 5 December. If you read Hero, then you’ll enjoy re-visiting some of the characters from it.

fashion couple holding eachotherBook: Villain

Series: Hero #1.5

Author: Samantha Young

Release date: 5 December 2017

Main characters: Henry Lexington, wealthy bachelor and Caine Carraway’s best friend. Nadia Ray, meteorologist and Boston’s tv darling.


Nadia Ray is not just a broadcast meteorologist. She’s Boston’s morning television It Girl. Successful and independent, she’s put a past she’s ashamed of behind her and is forging a future she can be proud of. However, when her new boss discovers her secret he blackmails her, intent on using Nadia’s popularity to make them the number one morning show in Massachusetts. He wants her to be part of uncovering the city’s biggest scandal – a secret billionaire Caine Carraway is hiding.

Soon Nadia is thrown into the path of Caine’s best friend: sexy, wealthy bachelor Henry Lexington. But she doesn’t encounter the dashing high society gentleman Henry is purported to be. Instead she’s faced with an insulting and defensive villain who misjudges her at every turn.

When Henry finally realizes the truth, and decides to make amends, Nadia wants nothing to do with him. But she underestimates his determination and charm and soon they find themselves embroiled in an intense, passionate affair.

An affair Nadia knows must come to an end before their feelings grow any deeper and he discovers her secrets.

After all, Henry Lexington isn’t the only one who played the part of a villain once…

Why you should read it: I swear Samantha Young gets better and better as a writer! She always creates complex and entertaining characters who are flawed and above all, human. I really enjoyed this novella, which dealt with a whole range of topical issues. Nadia is desperate to be taken seriously and judged on her merits rather than her physical assets, but, working in the industry she works in breeds entitled, misogynistic colleagues and clients. I really felt for her! Rather than fade away and suffer in silence, she showed her mettle and did her best to handle it in her own way. Nadia and Henry’s chemistry was also explosive! I liked how it evolved from downright hatred and mistrust to something else entirely.

What you might not enjoy: It is pretty short and at times, perhaps Nadia guessed some secrets about Caine Calloway a bit too neatly, but overall there wasn’t a lot to dislike about this book. It was witty, engaging and sexy as hell.

Rating: 4/5 for an entertaining read. Maybe re-read Hero again before this one. I didn’t and it took a while to get back up to speed.


About Samantha Young:

Samantha Young is the New York Times,  USA Today  and Wall Street Journal bestselling author photoauthor of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series and Hero, as well as the New Adult duology Into the Deep and Out of the Shallows.  Every Little Thing, the second book in her new Hart’s Boardwalk series, will be published by Berkley in March 2017. Before turning to contemporary fiction, she wrote several young adult paranormal and fantasy series, including the amazon bestselling Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Samantha’s debut YA contemporary novel The Impossible Vastness of Us was published by Harlequin TEEN in ebook & hardback June 2017. Play On is an adult contemporary romance and the first in a brand new series set in Scotland. Villain is a companion novella to the New York Times bestselling romance HERO.

Samantha has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for On Dublin Street, Best Romance 2014 for Before Jamaica Lane, and Best Romance 2015 for HeroOn Dublin Street, a #1 bestseller in Germany, was the Bronze Award Winner in the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2013, Before Jamaica Lane the Gold Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2014 and Echoes of Scotland Street the Bronze Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2015.

Samantha is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author.

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Double Dose by Katie Allen

5E48D6ED-1797-49B5-92EE-6BF23A39139FBook: Double Dose

Series: Research and Desire #4

Author: Katie Allen

Release date: 1 October 2017

Main characters: Daphne Dahl,  speech therapist and unwitting captive. Aristotle and Benjy – her sexy captors.


Speech therapist Daphne’s neat, orderly life takes a turn for the dramatic when she’s kidnapped and spirited away to a hideout deep in the Colorado mountains. Her captors? Gorgeous men—all escaped from a secret laboratory designed to build perfect supersoldiers.

Trauma associated with his engineering left Benjy mute, and Ari thinks Daphne’s just the girl to help him recover. Held against her will, Daphne will be damned before she helps any of them—regardless of how electrifying she finds their touches.

But as Daphne’s hunger for Benjy and Ari grows, so does her empathy for the other soldiers hiding out at the lodge. With danger from her own past threatening to resurface and an overeager FBI agent sniffing around, she needs to free herself, her men and the others.

Why you should read it: There was fun dialogue aplenty, good pacing of the plot and plenty of action. No complaints there. It was also very hot – like off the charts hot. Who doesn’t love a good ménage story? Daphne was cool, calm and capable and didn’t take well to her new kidnapped status. Ari was a big brute with a soft centre. Benji was the strong silent type. I loved them all – their chemistry was palpable.

What you may not like: Ok – a few things. I know this series’ schtick is all about these hybrid men who take what they want, and don’t bother with niceties. I get it. But… In this book, Ari and Bengi are always picking Daphne up like she’s a child or a sack of potatoes! What’s that about? The first time was cute, but it became a running joke that wore a little thin by the end. As did the smacking her bum like neanderthals. It happened on every other page and I grew tired of the men doing the smacking and the women yipping and jumping out the way. Enough!

Rating: 3/5 for a fun romp – it was seriously hot and entertaining – I think you’ll enjoy it in the main, just a few things I could have lived without.

Cover reveal – Behind The Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry

Behind the Bars, the first standalone in the all-new Music Street Series from Brittainy C. Cherry is coming December 7th!

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Behind the Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry

Release Date: December 7th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Kandi Steiner

Photographer: Perrywinkle Photographer

When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.

I was the awkward musician, and she was the high school queen.

The only things we had in common were our music and our loneliness.

Something in her eyes told me her smile wasn’t always the truth.

Something in her voice gave me a hope I always wished to find.

And in a flash, she was gone.

Years later, she was standing in front of me on a street in New Orleans.

She was different, but so was I. Life made us colder. Harder. Isolated.


Even though we were different, the broken pieces of me recognized the sadness in her.

Now she was back, and I wouldn’t make the mistake of letting her go again.

When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.

When we met again, she was the darkest storm.

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Mr North by Callie Hart

img_0131Book: Mr North

Author: Callie Hart

Release date: 16 November 2017

Main characters: Beth Dreymon, law student whose life is about to change dramatically. Raphael North, reclusive yet successful tech genius with myriad secrets.

Plot: Beth Dreymon is in the final stages of her law degree but the debt she’s in has her desperate to make ends meet. When her friend Thalia suggests a gig playing chess with a client once a week for quite a lot of money, it sounds too good to be true to Beth. She’s right. The client in question is Raphael North, tall dark and foreboding. He’s intense, strange and inappropriate and before long, it seems he not only wants to figure out her chess strategy but what lies beneath her façade too.

Raphael is complex and at first glance, irritated by Beth. After a series of strange chess appointments, he makes his play clear. He wants Beth. No matter what the cost…

Why you should read it: As much as I roll my eyes occasionally at the whole billionaire trope, it’s one I like to come back to once in a while. It’s very seductive: a young, rich man who’s tough and brash on the outside, hiding sensitivity and vulnerability on the inside. What’s not to like? I enjoyed the story because there was plenty of intrigue going on in the background. Callie Hart took the time to flesh out the characters and the plot rather than skipping straight to sexy time. So there is a powerful and dramatic story weaved into the main action.

What you may not like: As I said, if you’re not a fan of billionaires with baggage, this one may not be for you. I liked that Beth was battling her own issues and not ready to give into Raphael’s idiosyncrasies. She had moxie and I enjoyed her character’s evolution throughout the story. Raphael was an odd duck – but an incredibly sexy one!

Rating: 4/5 for a surprising and very, very sexy story. It’s seriously hot and I thought we’ll paced.

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