Scenes from the Hallway by Penny Reid

Happy Valentine’s day all! Hope you’re spending it with your favourite book boyfriend/girlfriend! I have some great and surprising news from Penny Reid!

Scenes from the Hallway, an all new novella from USA Today bestselling author Penny Reid, is LIVE and as a special Valentine’s Day gift from Penny it’s FREE!

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From the USA TODAY Bestselling romantic comedy series, ‘Scenes from the Hallway,’ Knitting in the City #6.5

You know who I am.

I swear too much, I crack too many jokes, and I got a thing for Kat Tanner; a messy thing, a distracting thing, a getting-in-the-way-of-everything thing; a thing that makes being in the same room with the woman torture. Sometimes it’s the good kind. Mostly, it’s not.

What you don’t know is how it all started. You don’t know how we met, you might not know what happened in Vegas (or the morning after), and you definitely don’t know what happened after that.

You want to know the story before the story? Well . . . here you go.

But be careful what you ask for. As I’ve discovered the hard way, you might not like it.

‘Scenes from the Hallway’ is a companion short prequel/short story (11k words) for the upcoming book, ‘Marriage of Inconvenience,’ and includes the first 3 chapters of the soon to be released novel! (‘Marriage of Inconvenience’ releases March 6, 2018.)

WARNING This short story contains a lot of cussing. Do not download or read if you dislike curse words in novels. WARNING!

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Meet Penny Reid:

Penny Reid is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. She lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, three kids, and an inordinate amount of yarn. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she writes books.

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Blog tour: The Wrong Kind of Love by Lexi Ryan

Book: The Wrong Kind of Love

Series: The Boys of Jackson Harbor #1

Author: Lexi Ryan

Release date: 12 February 2018

Main characters: Nicole Maddox, the wronged would-be bride and incurable romantic, Ethan Jackson, her one-night distraction, who becomes so much more.

Plot: Nicole Maddox has always had a bad track record with love, but she keeps trying. When the most recent disaster involves her twin sister admitting she’s pregnant, and the father is Nicole’s fiancé – enough is enough. It’s time to get out of Dodge.

She grabs her sister’s bag by mistake but decides to hop on the plane her sister was supposed to take to her new life. A new town where nobody knows her could be just the thing.

Her first night in Jackson Harbor has her drowning her sorrows and also trying hard not to stare at the brooding-but-devastatingly-handsome-stranger in the bar. She doesn’t need any more issues with the opposite sex, but maybe he could temporarily distract her from her life that has just imploded…

When Nicole resolves to stick around in Jackson Harbor for a while to lick her wounds – an opportunity presents itself. A job as a nanny to a little girl, that her sister was supposed to be starting. Taking it means having to pretend to be her, a masquerade she’s not altogether comfortable with, but needs must. When her boss turns out to be Dr. Ethan Jackson – aka the brooding god in the bar, Nicole’s love life goes from complicated to impossible. Can she stop herself from falling and keep track of all the lies piling up around her?

Why you should read it: Oh my goodness! This book made me feel everything! Your heart will break for Nicole – she gets treated so badly, when all she ever wanted was a home, a family and love. You’ll laugh at the situations she finds herself in and you’ll swoon with her interactions with Ethan. (When they’re not killing each other.) This book had it all. I’d tear up one chapter, laugh out loud the next and fan myself in others. It also leads nicely into the other books which will feature Ethan’s brothers. (More hot demi-gods – help!) They’re all gorgeous!

What you may not like: It’s not all sunshine and roses. The book does deal with some very serious issues – depression is becoming ever more prevalent in our society and the way the author dealt with the subject matter in this book was smart and reverent. I don’t know what you wouldn’t like about the story – it was water tight in my opinion.

Rating: 5/5 for a gripping, romantic, sad and sexy story. I can’t wait for more in this series!

The Lucky Ones by Tiffany Reisz

img_0140Book: The Lucky Ones

Author: Tiffany Reisz

Release date: 13 February 2018

Main characters: Allison Lamarque, the Capello family – Roland, Thora and Deacon – aka ‘the lucky ones’.


They called themselves “the lucky ones”.

They were seven children either orphaned or abandoned by their parents and chosen by legendary philanthropist and brain surgeon Dr. Vincent Capello to live in The Dragon, his almost magical beach house on the Oregon Coast. Allison was the youngest of the lucky ones living an idyllic life with her newfound family…until the night she almost died, and was then whisked away from the house and her adopted family forever.

Now, thirteen years later, Allison receives a letter from Roland, Dr. Capello’s oldest son, warning her that their father is ill and in his final days. Allison determines she must go home again and confront the ghosts of her past. She’s determined to find out what really happened that fateful night — was it an accident or, as she’s always suspected, did one of her beloved family members try to kill her?

But digging into the past can reveal horrific truths, and when Allison pieces together the story of her life, she’ll learns the terrible secret at the heart of the family she once loved but never really knew.

Why you should read it: I was drawn into this book from the start. It’s Tiffany Reisz so I knew it wouldn’t be a wishy-washy thriller, with plot-holes you could drive through. I was intrigued from the first chapter, where we find out that Allison has a family. This story has it all – family secrets, creepy familial dynamics that will keep you guessing until the conclusion. Each chapter answered one question, then raised more and more mysteries. It was an intense and creepy read, but it was also full of comical moments too – Tiffany Reisz has a wicked sense of humour and it shone through in The Lucky Ones. I enjoyed the dynamic between Allison and Roland – how their relationship grew – it might be a bit too creepy for some people, but I don’t think it was unpalatable. There’s plenty of psychological drama going on too – I found it fascinating and chilling in equal measure.

What you might not like: The ‘family’ dynamic between the children may not be your cup of tea – but I think it was pretty understandable given the circumstances. These kids were waifs and strays that weren’t understood by their own families – the opportunities for socialising outside their circle would have been few. So it follows (in my opinion) that they’d form a unit amongst themselves, not letting in the outside world. Does Allison make the right decision in the end? That’s for you to decide…

Rating: 5/5 for another engaging and absorbing tale for Ms. Reisz. I really enjoy her books and especially the creepy ones! Check out The Headmaster and The Night Mark if you haven’t already, for similarly haunting tales.

Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland

imageBook: Sex, Not Love

Author: Vi Keeland

Release date: 13 January 2018

Main characters: Natalia Rossi, unlucky in love and determined to steer clear of bad men. Hunter Delucia, friend-of-a-friend and determined to get under Nat’s skin.

Plot: Natalia Rossi hasn’t been very lucky in matters of the heart. She’s not 30 yet, but she’s divorced and looking after her adolescent step-daughter. She simply can’t afford to get her love life wrong again.

At her best friend’s wedding, she meets Hunter Delucia and he seems on a mission to give Nat a good time. She’s not having it. He’s completely her type: cocky, so so handsome and bad news. Nope, she’s not going there.
It’s quite a surprise then when she wakes up the morning after wondering how she ended up next to the delicious Mr Delucia – another case of bad judgement? She leaves a fake number and thinks she’s managed to outwit him. She clearly underestimated the lengths he’ll go to in his pursuit of her and neither one can foresee where the chase will lead them…

Why you should read it: This was such an enjoyable read! Vi Keeland just gets better and better! The premise, the characters, the crisis of the story – all great and it tugged at my heartstrings in places. The pair bantered like champs and the sexual chemistry was so so so hot, I can’t even tell you. I believed in both characters and understood why they were the way they were. They weren’t whiny and both had bonafide reasons for not wanting to launch into a relationship.

What you may not like: Hunter is crass and says what’s on his mind – for the most part. You’ll either love or hate his dirty mouth. He has depth though and I enjoyed learning more about him and his family.

Rating: 5/5 for a funny, sweet and oh-so sexy read. I devoured it!

Release blitz – My Valentine by Jaimie Roberts



Roses are red, violets are blue.

You’ve sent me to Hell.

Now you must join me, too.

Obsession is a word that’s followed me since the day I met her. I’m not too ashamed to admit it flows through my veins. I, of all people, realise how dangerous that can be.

I may have escaped, but no matter how much I run, she’s there, reminding me of what I did…what I miss. Even in death, she haunts me. If losing her wasn’t enough, I constantly have to live with her inside my head during the day, and in my dreams at night.

She’s punishing me. It’s what she does best. Even gone, her claws sink deep into my skin.

I thought it was over.
I was wrong.
It seems Scarlet’s not quite done with me yet.

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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.