A Review of DILF Diaries: Oh Baby by Stephanie St. Klaire

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A 5starReview of The DILF Diaries: Oh Baby by Stephanie St. Klaire

Packed with witty banter, this laugh-out-loud enemies to friends RomCom will have you swooning for the HOT and drop-dead gorgeous legend of a man: Jack “the Pecker” Decker, a fireman with a following of women—some who plan their daily activities around his running schedule— and a reputation as the bad boy. But Juliet Walker, Jack’s neighbor and a rule-abiding ER nurse, is not so easily impressed. In fact, she is rather turned off by his playboy party ways; that is until she begins to see the true man, and not the one hiding behind the rumors when an unexpected turn of events shows up on Jack’s doorstep. Now Jack can’t help but reach out to Juliet—he needs her in more ways than he ever imagined, and Juliet can’t seem to douse the fire that is raging within her.

 

As the two navigate the life-changing events, they find they MUST work together, and readers are sure to be delighted with the carefully crafted banter and witty comebacks that push these two characters and the plot forward. Their chemistry is delightful, as sparks fly and fires ignite. But St. Klaire has also beautifully unveiled layers to her two characters that bring depth to the story. It is through this complexity that the story becomes more than just the typical troupe of enemies to friends, and the reason readers will fall for the characters St. Klaire has brought to life.

 

As this is my first book by Stephanie St. Klaire, I can say that she has pulled me in with her depth of character and plot development, the comical banter balanced with the emotional connections, and the with the quick but carefully crafted pacing with which her writing flows. I enjoyed my moments of laughter and could not put this story down. So now, I eagerly await the next installment of the DILF Diaries!

Synopsis:

He likes to find them hot, and leave them wet…

Women are setting their lawns on fire and sticking cats in trees all so they can dial 911 and get a glimpse of Jack Decker’s…hose. When a firefighter looks like he does, it’s no wonder panties are melting, and hearts are ablaze all over the city because he is H-O-T…hot! Jack might put out fires like a regular hero, but it doesn’t stop him from heating up the sheets and letting them smolder.

In a burning twist of fate, Jack finds himself up all night long for an entirely new reason, a reason that’s anything but smoldering. That is until the feisty firecracker next door threatens to ignite a fire he doesn’t know how to battle…Oh Baby!

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Stephanie St. Klaire is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Portland, Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs that are used to the finer things in life like sleeping all day. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found with a plate full of taco’s, a side of bean dip, and probably some gummy bears while being a little bit hippy and a lot bit busy mom’ing and wife’ing.

When she’s not tossing around gritty crime show inspired serial killers and diabolical bad guys, she likes to make people pee their pants a little with a good romcom. Sometimes, her worlds collide, and she writes really funny stuff right before she kills people off on the pages! She loves murder and mayhem as much as a good laugh and HEA! That’s why she’s a die-hard Hallmark junky but loves her gritty crime shows – balance!

Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.

Follow Stephanie St. Klaire on Social media to learn more about her, how often she really eats taco’s, and to keep up with her work.

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WALK THE LINE by J. Kenner

WTL_RELEASE BLITZWalk the Line, an all-new sexy standalone by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner, is LIVE!

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Elena is too young for me, not to mention she’s my boss’s daughter and my babysitter.

That’s beyond complicated. And I’m not even looking for a relationship—but I can’t deny the attraction that sizzles between us.

I need to ignore it. A single dad, all I want is to take care of my little girl, do my job, and enjoy my friends. Anything more is asking for complications I can’t afford. Asking to be hurt again.

Trouble is, I want her, too. And when our flirty sparks turn to flames, I give in to temptation. Our secret fling is scorching hot, better than I’d even imagined.

But secrets get out, and I could lose my job and my reputation.

And I’m starting to realize she’s the one thing I’m not willing to lose.

**Walk the Line is part of a binge read series by New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and #1 International bestselling author of the million copy Stark series, J. Kenner.

Each book in the series is a STANDALONE novel with NO cliffhanger and a guaranteed HEA!

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A Five Star Series

This blogger is sad to see this series come to an end. The Fix on Sixth has become a home, and the frequent customers, friends. In Walk the Line, Brent finally gets his chance to share his story, and Elena is right at the heart. It is heated and passionate, but what about Tyrell? Will he approve of his daughter dating an older man, especially when that man happens to be his friend and business partner? And what of The Fix? Will it finally makes it’s lasting mark on Austin and be able to overcome the obsticles that have come it’s way? Or will the trouble outway the progress and the team finally part ways to begin a new chapter?

 

A bit on the short side, I was hoping for a bit more drama and some exciting suspense to follow Brent and his detective skills, as well as Elena a her connection to city planning and The Fix. Regarless of the short story for this final installment, it was still a good wrap to the stories that have woven together the connection of these characters. These friends have connected in a special way, and I think Jenner has enough to spin these stories into more if she so chooses. I think it is safe to say, reader have taken to The Fix on Sixth and would embrace the possibilities of more. I know this reader would!

 

 

About J. Kenner

J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 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, and paranormal mommy lit.

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 swoon for them.” A five 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 Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development with AwesomenessTV/Awestruck.

Her books have sold over three million copies and are published in over twenty languages.

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.

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Cooks & Books Tour for BAR BITES by J. Kenner and Suzanne M. Johnson. (Our Review and an Excerpt)

Pages Abound was THRILLED to be a part of this blog tour.  Below you will find our review not only of this clever release but also of a couple of the recipes featured in the book. Bon Appetit and happy reading!

 

 

Join Man of the Month creator, New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner, and USA Today bestselling Southern food expert Suzanne Johnson as they guide you through their favorite bar bite and drink recipes served at The Fix on Sixth. And don’t forget to spend some time learning a little bit more about the private lives of your favorite characters in all new snippets and short stories! Brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights, BAR BITES is now available! Grab your copy today!

 

 

About BAR BITES:
Before Austin’s hotspot, The Fix on Sixth, became known for its sexy and fun Man of the Month calendar contest, the fictional downtown bar had already developed a reputation for fabulous drinks and mouthwatering bar bites—exactly the kind of venue to take a date and strike up a romance. Now it’s your chance to see exactly what’s on the menu … and to get a peek at the private lives of the men and women who not only work at The Fix, but who’ve made it the place to be in Austin, Texas.

Join Man of the Month creator, New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner, and USA Today bestselling Southern food expert Suzanne Johnson as they guide you through their favorite bar bite and drink recipes served at The Fix on Sixth. Learn how to make the delicious bar bites that Tyree’s bar has become famous for. Whip up your favorite cocktail with the same flare as Cameron or Eric. And don’t forget to spend some time learning a little bit more about the private lives of your favorite characters in all new snippets and short stories!

Most of all, come share a drink, a bite, and a laugh with us! We’re so glad you’re here.

So pull up a chair, raise a glass, and dig in with your favorite Man of the Month characters, and meet a few new ones, too!

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OUR REVIEW

J.Kenner and Suzanne M. Johnson have knocked this little novella out of the park. Packed with mouthwatering recipes that I would willingly travel for and a few short stories to share more details of some of the beloved couples, Bar Bits is a great quick read that will have you referencing back to it for the next recipe to try. It seems Tyree is truly a master chef, and his bartenders have perfected their craft ! As I would not wish to share the details of the short stories should any of the reader of this blog post not have finished the releases for the Man of the Month series, I can say that those who are familiar with the couples will appreciate the additional depth they find with some of the beloved couples and will love the introduction to a couple who has not yet been revealed. 

 

So now on to the fun part! Pages Abound was given four recipes from which to choose for this review and tour. While we were excited about EVERY single choice, we opted to try two. (This made for easier meal planning for the week.)

First up: Mushroom Spinach Risotto Balls.

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I am not going to lie; these were a labor of love. The time commitment for risotto was serious. In fact, I got in a great arm workout! And with the multi-steps, this is a two-day process. But these were a 4 and 5-star win! I can say that these do freeze well and can be pulled out in small batches to eat throughout the week.

Jen– “I really liked the slices of mushroom and the texture and consistency. The flavor was really unique and I overall thought it was super yummy!” 5 Stars

Kim–“Loved the flavor!” 

Kori–“Although I am not a mushroom fan, these were a 4-star appetizer.”

Bryan–“I really liked these and would order them at a restaurant.” 4 stars

These little packages are flavorful, creamy, and the exterior crunch from the panko adds to the overall textures that play on the pallet. The hint of the wine makes an appearance in the overall flavor, and pairs well as a side dish.

I will admit I did not read the recipe entirely before committing, so knowing we had to wait a day to actually cook these delicious treats added to a crazy family night. But, the wait was worth it! In fact, my neighbor came down to get extra to take to work and share with a colleague. I think that speaks volumes. So again, if you are looking to impress your company, these are a step in the right direction but plan ahead.

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Mushroom Spinach Risotto Balls

2 tablespoons butter

2 cups sliced mushrooms

1/2 cup diced Vidalia onion

2 cups Arborio rice

1/2 cup white wine

7 cups chicken broth

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

1 box of frozen spinach, thawed and drained

2 cups all-purpose flour

4 eggs

4 cups panko breadcrumbs

6 cups oil, for frying

 

MUSHROOM RISOTTO

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, IMG_9336melt one tablespoon of butter and add the mushrooms. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Remove the mushrooms and set aside. Add the other tablespoon of butter to the same saucepan over low heat and add the onion. Cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Add rice, stirring constantly for 2 minutes, then pour in wine and stir for an additional 2 minutes. Add 1 cup of chicken broth to the rice and stir until absorbed. Continue this process until all the broth has been added and the rice is tender, approximately 25-30 minutes. Never quit stirring. That’s the most important part. Remove from heat and stir in the mushrooms and 1/2 cup of Parmesan. Add salt and pepper to taste. Spread risotto on a large cookie sheet, cover and refrigerate overnight.

 

TO MAKE BALLS:

img_9338.jpgCombine mushroom risotto, 1/2 cup Parmesan and spinach in a large bowl. Roll into 1 inch balls and coat with flour. Place on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or deep fryer to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs. In a separate medium bowl, add the panko breadcrumbs. Remove the balls from the refrigerator and dredge each one in the egg then panko breadcrumbs. Place 4 balls at a time in the oil and fry 1-2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

 

SO…We adapted this recipe just a bit!

IMG_9340In an effort to save on a few calories, and to keep from having to worry about the oil, I decided to give the Air Fryer a go. I have to tell you this was the BEST decision. The risotto balls came out crispy and gooey. I also tried to back them in the oven, but this took an even greater amount of time than the Air Fryer.

 

If you want to give this a go, you can set the Air Fryer to 350, and bake 4 larger balls for 15-18 minutes  or approximately 10 small appetizer size balls for about 10-12.

 

The second recipe was the Farmhouse Sliders. This was a quick and easy fix that the whole family enjoyed.  Besides, the boys in this family can’t pass up anything with bacon! Overall, the family gave this a 4-star rating, earning a seal of approval for the rotation in the meal planning menu. The onions were flavorful, the mayo a bit spicy (we may have added additional garlic), and the sharp cheese pulled it all together. But according to my husband, it was the egg that was the true topper.

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2-3 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 onion, thinly sliced

12 small eggs

2 teaspoons soy sauce

Salt and pepper to taste

1 pound ground beef

2 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning

1/2 cup mayonnaise

12 slider potato buns

12 slices extra sharp cheddar cheese

12 slices bacon, cooked and drained

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter and add onion and soy sauce. Sauté until translucent, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside. In a large bowl, combine ground beef and Montreal steak seasoning. Form into 2-inch patties. Preheat grill to medium and cook burgers for 5-7 minutes, turning halfway through, or until 160 degrees for medium (170 degrees for well done). In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and garlic. Using the same skillet as before, over low heat, melt 1/2 tablespoon butter and crack 4 eggs into skillet, making sure to keep separated. Salt and pepper eggs and flip after 1 minute. Continue to cook for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute and immediately remove from heat for an over easy egg. To build each slider: spread 1 tablespoon of garlic mayonnaise on slider bun, top with beef patty, 1 slice cheddar cheese, 1 tablespoon sautéed onion, 1 bacon slice and 1 egg. Repeat for the remaining 11 sliders.

I can honestly say that I am excited to test out many of the other recipes found throughout this novella. We have already planned a girls’ night to test out the drink selections. If you do try one of these recipes, reach out to Pages Abound and let us know what you think, as we would love to hear your stories about these selections as well.

Cheers, my friends!

 

 

EXCERPT

Nolan Wood checked his watch as he glanced around the house. Shelby’s house. Or it had started out that way anyway. Now it was his, too. Just as much as she was his.

With a shake of his head, he realized he was smiling. Not that he wasn’t usually—on the whole, he was a pretty laid-back, happy kinda guy. But since he met Shel, it took a rock solid effort to wipe the smile off his face. His Shelby. His paradox. The buttoned-up woman who’d let a loose cannon like him into her life—and in the process had changed him completely.

They’d been together for months now, but he’d known right away that she was special. And that feeling just kept getting stronger, until sometimes when he was around her he thought he might burst if he couldn’t release the pressure.

Then again, that’s one reason why he loved his radio show; that was one hell of a pressure release, after all.

Although it wasn’t quite as good as sex…

The thought seemed to shove him around, and he turned to face the suitcase he’d left by the door. For a second, he frowned. Afraid that maybe he was doing this all wrong.

But it was too late now. He’d already made his decision, his plans, and he was diving in.

He pulled the old-fashioned tape recorder out of his backpack. He’d thought it had a fun vintage flair when he’d found it in the station’s dusty storeroom along with a pack of unused cassettes. He’d snagged the device and the tapes, then recorded the message. Now, he put the cued-up cassette into the recorder, checked that the batteries were good, and added a Post-it note to the top. He left the whole thing on her coffee table. All things considered, much better than a printed note.

Then he drew in a nervous breath, grabbed his suitcase, and gave the inside of the house one last, long look.

This was it, he thought as he headed for the door. For better or for worse, everything was about to change.

 

 

 

 

BAR BITES Books and Cooking Tour

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Novelgrounds
Devilishly Dirty Book Blog

May 17

Southern Vixens Book Obsessions
Mi Bookshelf
Once Upon A Page

May 18

A Literary Perusal
Escaping Into Books
A Book Nerd, a Bookseller and a Bibliophile

May 19

Literary Misfit
Ramblings of a Bookworm
Smut Book Junkie

May 20

KT Book Reviews
Reads All The Books

May 21

Kindle Friends Forever
Book Lovers Hangout
Romance Readers Retreat

May 22

White Hot Reads
Booked All Night
Once Upon An Alpha

May 23

K&M Sultry Reads
Booked Every Night
The Romantic Angel Blog

May 24

Feeding My Addiction
Pages Abound

May 25

Red Hatter Book Blog
Shh Mom’s Reading
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May 26

The Bookery Review
Renee Entress

May 27

The Book I Love
Dirty Bad Bloggers

May 28

Two Book Pushers
Living in our Own Story
Naughty Girls & Their Books

 

 

About J. Kenner:

Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures.

Her most recent trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner), reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries.

J.K. lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.

 

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About Suzanne M. Johnson:

USA Today bestselling author Suzanne Johnson is family trained, a south Georgia native who’s been cooking all of her life, creating not only some really unique food, but precious memories that re-occur every time she smells something simmering in the oven. In all of her books, Suzanne shows that making a delicious meal doesn’t have to be complicated–it just has to be made with love. So go ahead, don’t be bashful, dive right in. Who knows? You might just make a few memories of your own.

 

 

 

 

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COCKTALES: The Cocky Collective

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Cocktales, a limited-release anthology of original, never before published material, from some of your favorite bestselling authors is coming May 26th!

Cocktales Anthology

Publishing Date: May 26th

Cover Designer: CD Reiss

Each story was specifically written for this anthology.

The goal of the Cocktales Anthology is to raise funds to fight against obstruction of creative expression. Specifically, what we believe are obstruction attempts through the trademarking of common (single) words for titicular use in books / or as a book series (eBooks, print, and audio).

Cocktales will only be available May 26th-August 26th.

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Contributing Authors Include

Nana Malone, USA Today Bestselling author – Foreword

Dylan Allen – ‘Cocked and Loaded’

Jana Aston, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Double Cocked’

Whitney Barbetti – ‘Cocksure Grin’

Author Sawyer Bennett, NYT, WSJ, USAToday Bestselling author – ‘A Wicked, Cocky Plan’

K.f. Breene, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Magical Cock and Bull’

Ruth Clampett, Amazon top 20 Bestselling Author – ‘Don’t Get Cocky’

L.H. Cosway, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Illusionist Seeks Neanderthal’

Mariah Dietz – ‘Landmines’

Amy Daws, Amazon Top 25 Bestselling author – ‘Cock and Balls’

BB Easton, Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – ‘Cocky BB: Two Boys, One Prom.’

Jaymin Eve, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘The Cockier the Dragon, the Harder They Fall’

Emma Hart, NYT and USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Tricky Bond’

Staci Hart, Amazon Top 10 Bestselling author – ‘Cockamamie’

Jessica Hawkins, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocky Couture’

Julie Johnson Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – ‘Culinary Cock-Up’

Karpov Kinrade, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Crimson Cocktail’

Adriana Locke, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Swag’

Lex Martin, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Love & Hate at the Stallion Station’

Aly Martinez, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Going Down’

Katyi McGee – USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocksure Co-Star’

Corinne Michaels, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cockblocked’

Liv Morris, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Getting It Up’

Red Phoenix, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Her Cocky Russian’

Daisy Prescott, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Confessions of a Cockblocked Wingman’

Jessica Prince – ‘A Cocky Corruption Engagement’

Meghan Quinn, Amazon Top 20 Bestselling Author – ‘Fight or Flight’

CD Reiss, NYT and USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocky Capo’

Penny Reid, WSJ and USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Beard and Hen’

Julie Richman, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘The Color of Love’

Aleatha Romig, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Aligned’

Kennedy Ryan, Top 40 Amazon Bestselling author – ‘All’

Kylie Scott, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Short Story with Mal and Anne from The Stage Dive Series’

Sierra Simone, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Until the Cock Crows’

Tara Sivec, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Chocolate and Cockup’

Kate Stewart, Amazon Top 30 Bestselling author – ‘The Golden Sombrero’

Leia Stone, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocky Alpha’

Karla Sorensen – ‘Tristan & Anna: A Bachelors of the Ridge short story’

Rachel Van Dyken, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocky Mafia’

April White, Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – ‘Code of Conduct’

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*ALL* net profits will be donated to:

Authors already impacted by creative-obstruction (10%), and Romance Writers of America (RWA) (90%) as a general donation intended for their Advocacy Fund.

*Disclaimer: This anthology is not being conducted on behalf of RWA, nor does RWA endorse this anthology or effort. They have, however, graciously agreed to accept the funds.

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THE DATING EXPERIMENT by Emma Hart

1.Get over my best friend’s brother.

2.Remember that I’m over him.

3.Prove I can date other people.

It should be easy.

It’s not.

Setting up a dating website with the guy I’ve been in love with since I was five wasn’t my smartest idea.

Especially since he’s my best friend’s brother—thankfully, she’s okay with the fact I’m pulling a Sandy and I’m hopelessly devoted to him.

Which is why it’s time to get over him.

So I do something crazy and ask Dominic Austin to find me a date. He does—if I find him one, too.

Since we own Stupid Cupid, it should be easy, right? And it is.

My date is perfect. His date is perfect. Everything is perfect.

Until he kisses me…

Three dates.

One kiss.

And a big-ass mess…

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By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies—usually wine—and writes books.

Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.

She likes to be busy—unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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A Review of ANONYMOUS by L.P. Dover

 

Title: Anonymous
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Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: April 23, 2018

 

Blurb
Every person has a story to tell. Some may be sweet with a
happily ever after, but there are others that end in tragedy. Mine has yet to
be finished. My name is Elizabeth Kingston and this is where my story begins.
I never thought my life could be so perfect. I have an
amazing job owning my own bakery, and a wonderful husband who I love and who
loves me back. Never once did I have to worry about anything, at least, not
until the texts started coming in. They always begin the same way … numbers
that spell my nickname when read upside down.
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It’s someone from my past, only they won’t to tell me who
they are, but that by talking to them, I’ll figure it out. It’s a game I refuse
to play. Unfortunately, I’m left with no choice when things begin to take a
dangerous turn. His name is Anonymous and there’s only one thing he wants … ME.
 

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A Four StarReview of ANONYMOUS by L.P. Dover

“(xxx) xxx-6334: … You didn’t think you’d get rid of me that easily, did you? …”

Ellie Kingston finds herself facing a very frightening scenario: Someone is stalking her. The cryptic texts seem to be from someone from her past, but Ellie just can’t seem to understand who. Sure, she has definitely struggled with picking winners when it comes to her past boyfriends, but those all ended long ago, and she is happily married to Jake Kingston, the man who makes her heart melt and won’t stand for anyone coming after her. In fact, Jack is a former MMA fighter, with a deep and profound love for his wife.

“I’m not going to let anything happen to you, Ellie… No one is going to take you away from me.”

Keeping secrets has never been a part of their marriage, but when Ellie first receives the text, she figures the brush off and blocking of the number will solve the problem. When the texts find their way back to her phone and the reality of danger finds its way to her doorstep, Ellie has no choice but to share the situation with her husband.

“(xxx) xxx-6334: I thought that was quite obvious. I want YOU and nothing’s going to stop me from getting what I want. I’ve waited too long to have what’s MINE.”

Eliciting the help of her closet friend, Ellie and Jake are determined to stop this psychopath. But does that mean she hides away until the danger passes, or does she face the devil that is haunting her?

Although this story was a bit predictable to me and the characters lacked some of the deeper development and chemistry that I have come to love from L.P. Dover, I still found the story to be enjoyable. Utilizing some well-placed twist, L.P. was able to hold my attention to the end. In fact, I think the story picked up momentum in the second half, pulling me deeper into the story just to see how she would tie it all together. A good bit of suspense to create an enjoyable read.

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It’s closing time and Vikki and I are busy cleaning, so we
can get home. My phone beeps with an incoming text and I look down at it and growl.
“You can’t be serious.” Staring back at me isn’t a text from Jake, but from
Anonymous. Even though I deleted and blocked the number ninety days ago, I
still recognize it.
Vikki moves closer, her eyes wide. “What’s going on?”
I show her the text.
Anonymous: 31773?
Brows furrowed, she sits back. “What does that mean?” I turn
my phone upside down, so she can see that the number spells out my name. Her
eyes widen. “Wow, that’s cool you can type your name with numbers.”
“But not so cool when I don’t know who the person is,” I
counter. “About three months ago, I got texts from this exact same person.
Whoever it is likes to play games. I’m sick of it and I want them to leave me
alone.” Taking a deep breath, I type out a reply.
Me: WHO IS THIS?
Anonymous: Why
all the yelling?
I roll my eyes. This is just ridiculous.
Me: I like using
all caps.
Anonymous: Don’t
stop on my account. So, what have you been up to? Been a while since we talked.

Me: Yeah, it’s
because I blocked the number.
Anonymous: Why?
Me: BECAUSE I
DON’T KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!!!!!!
“What is he saying?” Vikki asks. I show her the texts and
her eyes widen. “So, you haven’t talked to him since you blocked the number?”
I think back to when I blocked it and if my calculations are
correct, the ninety days was up yesterday. “No, but he has perfect timing. My
ninety days ran up yesterday. I might need to run to the cell store and see if
they can block it permanently.”
My phone beeps again and a sharp pain settles in my gut. I
just want whoever it is to leave me alone.
Anonymous: That
hurts. You’ve always been friendly toward me.
Me: Obviously not
friendly enough, if you can’t tell me who you are. It’s weird and it makes me
uncomfortable. You need to leave me the hell alone. Don’t text, call, or try to
contact me in any way. I’m happily married, and I want it to stay that way.
GOODBYE!
Heart racing, I log into my cell phone account and before I
can block the number, another text comes through.
Anonymous: Sorry
31773 but that’s not going to happen.
The blood in my veins runs cold. Hands shaking, I block his
number and my phone drops onto the table. Vikki picks it up and reads the final
text, her face growing pale.
“I don’t think this person’s going away.”

Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today bestselling
author L. P. Dover
 is a
southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful
girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics,
enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.
She loves to write,
but she also loves to play golf, go on mountain hikes and white water rafting,
and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and
every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols.
Dover has written
countless novels, including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series,
the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters
series, the Society X series, the Circle of Justice series, and her standalone
novels It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe and Love, Lies,
and Deception. 
Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic
suspense, but if she got to choose a setting in which to live, it would be with
her faeries in the Land of the Fae.
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Cover Reveal~ THE DATING EXPERIMENT by Emma Hart

 

 

 

1.Get over my best friend’s brother.

2.Remember that I’m over him.

3.Prove I can date other people.

It should be easy.

It’s not.

 

Setting up a dating website with the guy I’ve been in love with since I was five wasn’t my smartest idea.

Especially since he’s my best friend’s brother—thankfully, she’s okay with the fact I’m pulling a Sandy and I’m hopelessly devoted to him.

Which is why it’s time to get over him.

So I do something crazy and ask Dominic Austin to find me a date. He does—if I find him one, too.

Since we own Stupid Cupid, it should be easy, right? And it is.

My date is perfect. His date is perfect. Everything is perfect.

Until he kisses me…

 

Three dates.

One kiss.

And a big-ass mess…

 

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“The fuck are you doing here?”

“Elliott said you needed help. Here is your help.” Peyton gestured extravagantly to herself before she shut the door behind her. “And I know it’s about Chloe and her date, so cut to the chase.”

Girl-talk. Of course she already knew.

“I need to fill out her application,” I told her. “But I’m stuck.”

She rolled her eyes. “And you can’t ask her to do it?”

I stared at her flatly.

“Right, no, of course,” she drawled, a tiny hint of her New Orleans drawl twanging at every word. “Why would you ask the woman you’re in love with to fill out her own dating record?”

“Can you shut the fuck up and help me?” I threw my hands out to the sides. “I found her a match. Help me out here, Peyt.”

My sister stilled. “You found her a match?”

“Of course I did. I said I would, so I did.”

“Wow. You’re actually going through with it. Kudos, bro.” She rounded my desk and perched on the arm of my chair.

I glanced at her. “Can you put your chest away?”

She tugged at the neckline of her shirt and pulled it right up. “Put away. Let me see what you’ve written so far.” She snatched the mouse out of my hand and scrolled. “Jesus, Dom,” she said after a minute. “This is basic. This won’t get her laid.”

I didn’t want to get her laid. I wanted to get her a good date, not a fucking orgasm.

“Whatever. Can you make her attractive to a random stranger?”

“You can’t?” Peyton quirked an eyebrow and looked at me. “You’ve been attracted to her for at least ten years. Surely you can do better than this.”

“Peyton. I want your help, not your bullshit.”

“Good luck with that,” she muttered. “All right, move your ass. Let me do this for you.”

“Don’t make her sound too attractive.” My voice was no louder than hers had been as I stood and made way for her to take my seat.

She snorted, deleting everything I’d written except the first couple of questions. “I’m gonna make her so attractive that she has every eligible bachelor in New Orleans clambering for her attention.”

 

 

 

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies—usually wine—and writes books.

Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.

She likes to be busy—unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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