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COVER REVEAL + GIVEAWAY: Superfan (Brooklyn Bruisers #6) by Sarina Bowen

I am SO excited to present the cover of Superfan, the latest book in Sarina Bowen's Brooklyn Bruisers series. I was so glad when Silas started to play a bigger part in the later books and I am dying to find out what his story is about!

COVER REVEAL + GIVEAWAY: Superfan (Brooklyn Bruisers #6) by Sarina BowenSuperfan (Brooklyn Bruisers #6)
by Sarina Bowen
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Synopsis:

Sometimes lady luck shakes your hand, and sometimes she smacks your face. Sometimes she does both on the same day.

Three years ago I met the most amazing girl in the world. We were both down on our luck. Then I got that call—the one that tells you to get your buns on a plane to go meet your destiny.

But the girl was left behind. I didn’t have her phone number, and she didn’t know my real name.

While I became a professional hockey player, she became a superstar, with platinum records and legions of fans. And a slick, music producer boyfriend who treated her badly.

But fate wasn’t done with us yet. When Delilah turns up at a hockey game, I can’t resist making contact. The internet swoons when I ask her out on a date.

She might not remember me. But her jerkface ex does. He’ll do anything to keep us apart.

Good thing athletes never give up. This time I’m playing for keeps.

Excerpt:

“Would you like a beer?” the cute bartender asks me.

I glance at the pile of mint leaves on his cutting board and hesitate. “Sure,” I say. But the mint looks so fresh and pretty.

“I could make you something different.”

“Beer is great. A cold…”

“—lager,” he finishes. “No glass, no opener.”

When I look up to flash him a smile, my heart does a little somersault. Those kind eyes are smiling at me, too. “Thank you,” I whisper.

“It’s really no problem.” He turns toward the beer cooler. “You’re an easy customer, trust me.”

But I really meant—thank you for remembering. As he leans down to grab a bottle for me, I find myself admiring the strong muscles in his back. Stop it, I admonish myself. It only gets worse when he turns around and places the bottle in front of me. I’ve never seen hands like his. I didn’t even know wrists could look muscular.

Even so. Ogling him is not why I came here. I pull out my keychain opener and remove the cap from my beer.

He discards it, gives me another pleasant smile and then picks up his paring knife again.

I take a sip, wondering when he’s going to mention my show at the Coconut Club. He was there. I saw him.

He separates some mint leaves from their stems and says nothing.

I last about seventeen seconds. “Well?”

“Well?” He looks up. “Sorry?”

“Jesus lord.” I close my eyes and then open them again. This is not going how I’d hoped it would. “What did you think?

“Of…?” His amazing eyes are studying me.

“Forget I asked.” I take a swig of beer.

“Think about what?” He pushes the cutting board aside, and his smile turns knowing.

“My set at the Coconut Club! I saw you holding up that wall in the back. Don’t lie.”

He tips his head back and lets out a sudden laugh. “I’m so busted. I loved your show, but I didn’t expect you to spot me.”

“You loved it so much you weren’t going to say anything?” The sentence sounds crazy to my own ears. I put down the beer. “You know what? Never mind. I’m just being psycho right now. This town is getting into my head.”

“Listen, girly.” He braces both (muscular!) hands on the bar and looks me right in the eye. “I loved it so much that I don’t even know what to say about it. From that moment at the beginning—when you shut that asshole’s maw? To the part where you made a lady cry.” He shakes his head. “I couldn’t look away. And I never wanted it to end.”

I give him a slow blink, just trying to take that in. It’s so much more than I was even hoping to hear.

“Shit, Delilah. If that set doesn’t win you whatever contract you’re looking for, they don’t even deserve you.”

Something warm and unfamiliar settles into the center of my belly. “That might be the nicest thing anyone ever said to me. Which only means you’re still trying to get my phone number.”

He laughs immediately. “Can’t both things be true? Both my musical assessment and my interest in your evening plans?”

“Because you know so much about music.” I flip my hair and take another sip of beer.

“Look. I don’t know shit about music. But I know plenty about talent.” He leans down on a set of forearms I shouldn’t be noticing. “I know that talent sometimes takes a nap at just the wrong moment, but it never stays asleep for long. I also know that luck matters, too. If they don’t give you what you want, it won’t be your fucking fault.”

“Thank you,” I say quietly.

But he’s not done. “I saw something else valuable the other night. You’re good in the clinch. And that counts for double, I swear to God.”

“The clinch?”

“Yeah. You’re not just good at practice.” He pauses, wrinkling up his interesting nose. “What word would a musician use? Okay—you’re not a rehearsal musician. That stage was like your home. Either that or you fake it really well. That’s going to pay your rent someday, I promise.”

“Wow.” It’s like he looked right into my terrified little soul and found the very thing I needed to hear. Those beautiful eyes of his are practically burning me right now, so I have to look away. “Thank you. Really. I really needed that pep talk.”

I make the mistake of looking up at him again, and, for a split second, I see pure yearning. It’s like our souls vibrate at exactly the same frequency. And I have no idea what to do with that.

 

Giveaway:

Be the first to read! Three winners (US or Canada) will win early signed paperback copies of Superfan! 

Enter here: https://geni.us/SuperfanGiveaway

 

Superfan will be available for purchase on June 25th, 2019!

About Sarina Bowen:

Sarina Bowen Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of 30 books, including: the True Northseries, co-author of Him/Us and the WAGs series with Elle Kennedy, The Ivy Yearsseries and the Brooklyn BruisersAnd more!
Are you looking for a friends-to-lovers story or maybe even a secret baby book? You can read a list of Sarina’s books broken out by trope and style.
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COVER REVEAL: Bad Influence by Charleigh Rose

I don’t think it’s a secret, but I’m OBSESSED with Charleigh Rose’s books!  Bad Habit, Bad Intentions and Yard Sale became top favorites.  And the stories in those pages were all smile inducing, crazy seductive, and emotional.  So I can’t wait to read her latest book!  I have a feeling I’m going to love this one so hard!  So check out this books cover and see what it’s about.  Enjoy! ♥
Title: Bad Influence
Series: Bad Habits
Author: Charleigh Rose
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 13, 2019
Cover Design: Letitia Hasser @ RBA Designs

 
Allie
 
When I moved to River’s Edge, dating was the last thing on my mind.
I definitely didn’t expect to fall for him.
Jesse Shepherd. 
Popular. Star athlete. Cocky as hell.
You know the type.
But as time passed, I realized there was more lurking beneath that gorgeous exterior.
Secretive. Angry. A little bit broken.
The more I peeled back his layers, the deeper I fell.
Until I slammed headfirst into his sea of lies.
 
Jess
 
I blew my shot.
Pissed everything away—college, lacrosse, my future—only to end up right back where I started in River’s Edge.
I was content to revel in my misery, spending my days drowning in a bottomless pit of booze and girls.
Until I saw her.
Allison Parrish.
Beautiful. Sarcastic. Perpetual bad attitude.
The pretty little distraction from the shit show that was my life.
But the sins of my past were closing in on me, and I learned the hard way that nothing gold can stay.
 
“Did you hear that?” I ask. 

Moving in slowly, he cages me in, bracing his right arm on the wall above my head, his left hand by my hip. He brings his lips close to my ear and I fight the shiver that rolls through me. “It’s probably just your admirer,” he says, his voice hushed and husky. I swallow hard, looking over his shoulder as he nuzzles closer, his nose skimming my neck, then down to my collarbone. My pulse pounds in my ears as he moves back up, his mouth brushing across my cheek, stopping at my parted lips. 

“Is this convincing?” He asks. He’s so close that I can feel his breath on my lips, and I realize that I want him to do it. I want him to kiss me. 

I give a slight shake of my head in response. 

“No?” He smirks, knowing exactly what he’s doing to me. His left hand leaves the wall to curl around my hip and he presses his chest to mine. “How about this?” 

“Almost,” I whisper. I wet my lips and the tip of my tongue nearly grazes his bottom lip. His expression goes from playful to heated in an instant, then he’s closing the final distance. 

It’s soft at first, just a brush of his lips against mine, but soon he’s cupping my face with both hands, tilting my head back as his tongue sweeps into my mouth, his movements confident and skilled. Unhurried and unyielding. 

My hands find his shirt, pulling him closer as his tongue fucks my mouth. Because that’s exactly what this is. This isn’t kissing. Or maybe it is, and I’ve been kissing the wrong boys. 

Jesse groans, fitting a firm thigh between my legs, and the need bubbling inside me threatens to boil over at the sensation. But all too soon, he pulls back, leaving me breathless. 

“Was that convincing enough?”
Charleigh Rose lives in Narnia with her husband and two young children. She’s hopelessly devoted to unconventional love and pizza. When she isn’t reading or mom-ing, she’s writing moody, broody, swoony romance.
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COVER REVEAL: The Good Girl’s Guide to Being Bad by Cookie O’Gorman

 

I am SO excited to help reveal the cover for The Good Girl’s Guide to Being Bad!  I absolutely adore Cookie O’Groman’s books and I can’t wait to start reading this one!  So check out the full cover below, its gorgeous!  And also check out the synopsis, because this book sounds beyond adorable!

 

The Good Girl’s Guide to Being Bad
Cookie O’Gorman
Publication date: April 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Seventeen-year-old Sadie is tired of being a good girl.

Her Career Aptitude Test results say she’s ideally suited for a career in the clergy (aka a nun), and on top of that, she receives yet another rejection. An aspiring dancer/choreographer, Sadie dreams of being featured on Dancer’s Edge—but they say she’s too sweet, needs more life experience. Her BFF, Kyle, and her oldest friend, 79-year-old Betty, agree: Sadie is in desperate need of a life makeover.

But she’ll need a coach.

Sadie doesn’t lie, cheat or steal–heck she doesn’t even curse (part of the reason she hasn’t checked off anything on her “Carpe Diem List”). Sadie doesn’t know the first thing about being bad. But Kyle’s twin brother, Colton, does. And he’s willing to teach Sadie on one condition: she has to do everything he says for the next month.

A dazzling first kiss, two smokin’ hot brothers and a bet that changes everything. In this enemies-to-more YA romance, Sadie learns:

Breaking the rules can be fun—especially when it leads to happily-ever-after.

 

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About Cookie O’Gorman:

Cookie O’Gorman writes YA romance to give readers a taste of happily-ever-after. Small towns, quirky characters, and the awkward yet beautiful moments in life make up her books. Cookie also has a soft spot for nerds and ninjas. Her novels ADORKABLE and NINJA GIRL are out now! Her third book, THE UNBELIEVABLE, INCONCEIVABLE, UNFORESEEABLE TRUTH ABOUT ETHAN WILDER, was released April 5, 2018!

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TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books On Our Spring 2019 TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl
Today we’re sharing Books On Our Spring 2019 TBR.  And they are…..


Cassie’s Choice

Chelsea’s Choice

1. Defy Me (Shatter Me #5) by Tahereh Mafi  (Releases 4/02)
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2. Last Girl Lied To by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn  (Releases 4/16)
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Chelsea’s Choice

Jen’s Choice

3. Pretty Reckless (All Saints High #1) by L.J. Shen  (Releases 4/29)

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4. It Started with a Cowboy (Cowboys of Creedence #3) by Jennie Marts  (Releases 4/30)
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Jen’s Choice

Arielle’s Choice

5. Prom-Wrecked by T.H. Hernandez & Jennifer DiGiovanni  (Releases 5/06)
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I got to beta-read a super early version of this story and oh my gosh it was AMAZING!  It’s being released by Entangled Teen in May, so keep an eye out for it. 

 

6. Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman  (Releases 5/07)
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Cassie’s Choice

Cassie & Arielle’s Choice

7. Broken Throne (Red Queen #4.5) by Victoria Aveyard  (Releases 5/07)
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8. Finale (Caraval #3) by Stephanie Garber  (Releases 5/07)
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Arielle & Cassie’s Choice

Cassie & Arielle’s Choice

9. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston  (Releases 5/14)
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10. Kingsbane (Empirium #2) by Claire Legrand  (Releases 5/21)
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Chelsea’s Choice
 
Jen’s Choice

11. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson  (Releases 6/04)
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12. Storm and Fury (The Harbinger #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout  (Releases 6/11)
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So these are the Books On Our Spring 2019 TBR.  Do you have any of these books on your TBR?  If not, then what books are you looking forward to reading this Spring?

Book Signing at the San Fran Golden Gate Event

I had so much fun at the San Fran Golden Gate Event!  I got to meet some of my favorite authors, new to me authors and chat with lots of other people who love books just as much as I do.  BUT I almost didn’t make it.  I live by Lake Tahoe and we got hit with a huge snow storm.  We got a total of 9 feet that weekend and just on Friday, when I was driving, we got 41 inches of snow.  I take back roads until I get to Hwy 50 and I never should have agreed to be one of the last cars to be let through Hwy 89.  It was near white out conditions, there was over a foot of snow on the road, the side snow markers which are 10 feet tall couldn’t be seen.  Since it’s a cliffy area, I just kept hoping I was on the actual road.  What normally takes me 15 minutes to drive took me over 90 minutes.  I’ve driven in countless storms, but nothing like that.  After that Hwy 50 was a piece of cake, even though it had some white out conditions and of course there was lots of snow.  So here are some pictures of when the road conditions were good on Hwy 50 and the last picture is me crawling back home on Sunday. 

 

 

So on to the signing!  I went with my friend from back home, Astin.  We had an absolute blast!  So here are the authors we got to meet and visit with:

 

Rachel Van Dyken (Website l Amazon l Goodreads)

This is the second time I have gotten to meet Rachel Van Dyken and she is the kindest person ever.  After the signing, my friend Astin and I were sitting in the lobby planning out what to do for the rest of the evening.  And then Rachel and her assistant, Kathy, came and sat with us.  The four of us visited for over an hour and talked about everything from kids to exercise to book recommendations etc.  It was amazing!

  

Lauren Stewart (Website l Amazon l Goodreads)

This is also my second time meeting Lauren Stewart and she is the most down to earth person.  Later on, after the signing, she and some of the other authors were hanging out by the bar and invited Astin and I to join them.  We visited for a couple hours and talked about everything from kids, to the emotional journey of owning a pet to living in California and so much more.  It was the most incredible time!

 

Charleigh Rose (Website l Amazon l Goodreads)

I was doing so good, and then I met Charleigh Rose.  I was pretty much a bumbling mess lol. 

 

K.K. Allen (Website l Amazon l Goodreads)

K.K. Allen was one of the authors that we got to hang out with at the bar, after the signing.  She was so much fun! 

 

Katy Regnery (Website l Amazon l Goodreads)

 

T. Gephart (Website l Amazon l Goodreads)

 

Amy Harmon (Website l Amazon l Goodreads)

 

Jana Aston (Website l Amazon l Goodreads)

 

Torrie Robles (Website l Amazon l Goodreads)

 

Sierra Simone (Website l Amazon l Goodreads)

 

J. Bengtsson (Website l Amazon l Goodreads)

 

After the signing, we also got to hang out at the bar with Stephanie St. Klaire and R.C. Boldt!  Fun isn’t a big enough word to describe our time with all of those ladies!  And during the signing we also met Audrey Carlan, Lauren Blakely, Leddy Harper, Meredith Wild, Rebecca Hunter, Vivian Wood, Helen Hardt  (The signing was giving away paperback copies of Lily and the Duke.  It sounds so good, I can’t wait to read it!) and Amo Jones (While we were waiting to get into the signing, we were chatting with the group of girls in front of us.  They kept raving about her books, so Astin and I went on Amazon and bought one of her trilogies right there.)

 

Here is all of the swag I got.  Some of the things I’ve never even seen before at a signing.  Like K.K. Allen’s shot glasses and Charleigh Rose’s candles.  Sooooo pretty!

 

 

And here is the bag I got for all of the attending author’s signatures!  I absolutely love it and this is my life every single night lol.  The bags design is by Brittney over at Her Bookish Things, and it’s from her Society6 store.

 

And here’s my physical book haul….I wish I had a picture of my ebooks too, I have soooooooooo many from the attending authors!

 
 
 
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It was the best day ever!  Not only was the signing amazing but we were so thankful we got to hang out with a lot of the authors afterwards too.  I’ll definitely cherish my memories from that day forever. ♥

 

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