Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Review—Crashing into Her (Love on Cue #3) by Mia Sosa


Publisher: Avon Impulse
Published: February 19, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Source: e-arc
Rating: 4 Stars



Blurb:
Relationships are a thing of the past for Eva Montgomery. Her current motto? You can’t spell “manipulative” without man. But Eva has needs, and a one-night-stand at her best friend’s wedding is the perfect way to kick off her new approach to singledom. Then a job opportunity puts her in the same city with the guy she can’t forget . . .

Anthony Castillo is a perpetual bachelor—no strings, just flings—a status he maintains by being honest about his intentions and never looking back. So why is he still thinking about the firecracker of a woman who rocked his world at his cousin’s wedding? It’s a question he refuses to answer, until she comes crashing back into his life, taking his emotional walls down with her.

When her father doubts her ability to make it in LA, Eva vows to go big and prove him wrong. With her athletic background, she’s an ideal candidate for stunt work. But first she’ll need training, and the instructor is none other than her former hookup, Anthony Castillo. Except he’s not as cocky as she remembers and he’s definitely still sexy as sin. The only problem is . . . Anthony doesn’t want her anywhere near his stunt school—or his heart.

Review:
This is the first book I’m reading in the Love on Cue series and the first I’m reading from the author herself. I’m now hooked beyond reasonable doubt. Eva and Anthony were nothing short of amazing. Falling in love with them was inevitable.

Readers looking for a sexy and funny romance will no doubt end up loving this. The two main characters have chemistry out of this world—and they’re an interracial couple. I can’t stress that enough. That was my favorite part of the story. That and the fact that the hero was so swoon-worthy. He was honest. He was perfect. Anthony was the type of hero we wished was real. 

I want to touch up on how happy I am that publishers are started to give us more diversity in books. Romance is about making the impossible, possible. And it never caters to just one—it caters to all. Join the millions of us who read and breathe romance! Because Anthony and Eva are the best!

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

About the Author:
Mia Sosa is an award-winning contemporary romance writer and 2015 Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Finalist. Her books have received praise and recognition from Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, Library Journal, The Washington Post, Book Riot, Bustle, and more.

A former First Amendment and media lawyer, Mia practiced for more than a decade before trading her suits for loungewear (okay, okay, they’re sweatpants). Now she strives to write fun and flirty stories about imperfect characters finding their perfect match.

Mia lives in Maryland with her husband, their two daughters, and an adorable puppy that finally sleeps through the night.

To learn more about Mia and her books, visit www.miasosa.com.


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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Review: The Simple Art of Flying by Cory Leonardo



Publisher: Aladdin
Published: February 12, 2019
Genre: Middle Grade
Source: Print ARC
Rating: 5 Stars



About The Simple Art of Flying:
Sometimes flying means keeping your feet on the ground… Born in a dismal room in a pet store, Alastair the African grey parrot dreams of escape to bluer skies. He’d like nothing more than to fly away to a palm tree with his beloved sister, Aggie. But when Aggie is purchased by twelve-year-old Fritz, and Alastair is adopted by elderly dance-enthusiast and pie-baker Albertina Plopky, the future looks ready to crash-land.

In-between anxiously plucking his feathers, eating a few books, and finding his own poetic voice, Alastair plots his way to a family reunion. But soon he’s forced to choose between the life he’s always dreamed of and admitting the truth: that sometimes, the bravest adventure is in letting go.

Review:
The Simple Art of Flying has got to be the cutest and funniest books I’ve read in a very long time. That’s not an exaggeration either—the main characters are birds who are just so misunderstood. Especially Alastair. He deeply cares for his sister, Aggie. She’s sweet and grounds her grumpy brother. 

Then there’s Fritz and Bertie who I equally loved. Both really brought the story to life. Fritz is the twelve year old boy that ends up buying Aggie. While Bertie is the one who gets Alastair. All our broody bird wants is to get back to his sister. The shenanigans and adventure we’re taken on is both endearing and amazing. 

I adored this story like no other. It’s a melt your heart and dance like no one is watching type of book. You know the kind—quirky and makes you feel so good! The characters make this reading experience so much better than I could have ever imagined. I look forward to reading more from Leonardo. 

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a free copy for an honest an unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


About the author:
Cory Leonardo grew up believing she’d replace Vanna White on Wheel of Fortune, but when that didn’t pan out, she decided she’d turn letters and phrases in a different way (but minus the glittery dresses, sadly). A born and bred upstate New Yorker, she currently lives in the Syracuse area with her husband and three plucky children.

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Cover Reveal – THE WEDDING DEAL by Cindi Madsen


About the Book:

The rules are about to change…

Former quarterback Lance Quaid just inherited the most losing team in the NFL. He’s got only a few weeks until draft day to turn things around, and after firing more than half his staff, he can’t do it alone. Thankfully, his HR manager is more than capable, if only she’d stop focusing on “due diligence” and stop looking so sexy while she’s yelling at him. 

Charlotte James has made a life out of following the rules. But nothing could have prepared her for Lance Quaid––he’s a human resources nightmare. The man is brash, has no filter, and, as her new boss, is constantly relying on her to cover his ass. Which is admittedly quite nice. 

When Lance begs her to join him on a trip down the coast for his brother’s wedding so they can finalize details––on a strictly business basis––she agrees...after they fill out the necessary forms, of course. Away from the office, though, sparks start flying as the team starts coming together. But both of them know anything more than the weekend would be a colossally bad idea––after all, the extra paperwork would be a nightmare.


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About Cindi Madsen:

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children. 


Cindi’s Media Links:

Author Website: http://cindimadsen.com  
Author Street Team/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/651357805026356/



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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Cover Reveal—Ms. Baker by Lea Coll

Today we have the cover reveal for Lea Coll’s MS. BAKER. Check it out and be sure to grab your copy March 26th!

Title: Ms. Baker

Author: Lea Coll

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 26th

About Ms. Baker:

Ever since Jack protected Samantha from a high school bully, the two have been friends. But she wants more from the sexy firefighter. Too bad Jack has always seen her as the shy sweet girl, who can’t stand up for herself.   She can’t resist his boyish smile when he stops by the bakery for coffee. Or stop herself from bringing baked goods to the fire station.   It’s time to prove she’s all grown up and can take care of herself.   And show him, she’s done being friends

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Exclusive Excerpt:

My eyes traveled around the room until I saw Jack leaning against the counter by the coffee machine in his department-issued navy blue shirt, blue cargo pants, and boots. I flushed to find his eyes on mine. I couldn’t get the feel of his hands or lips out of my head. He made no move to grab a donut, so I walked over to him. “Not hungry this morning?” I asked. “Oh, I’m always hungry,” he said, his eyes steady on mine as he took a sip of his coffee. After the dream I had, I couldn’t help but take that comment literally. “You should eat an apple cider donut before they’re gone," I said, my heart pounding, I turned to grab a plate to hide my face, but Jack grabbed my hand pulling me back. “Don’t worry about it, I can get it myself,” he said. The movement knocked me off balance and I fell back onto his hard chest. His arm came around my middle to steady me. “Whoa there,” he whispered into my ear, as his body curled around mine. “I said I can get it myself. You’ve been on your feet all morning. Why don’t you sit down and rest?” I heard the guys joking around me, but couldn’t follow their conversation. “Samantha?” Jack’s voice caressed my ear again. “Yeah?” I asked, breathing in the smell of coffee, and leaning my head back a little to look up at him. His eyes crinkled in amusement and his lips tilted up into a smile. “Are you going to sit down?” His chest was warm on my back, and my hands instinctively gripped his bare forearms, which were wrapped around my waist. I wanted to sink back into him even more, but I reluctantly moved out of his hold, feeling the loss of warmth immediately. I shook my head to clear it and pulled a stool from the island to sit down. The guys were still standing around the counter, but the box of donuts was almost empty.  

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About the Author: Lea Coll worked as a trial attorney for over ten years. Now she stays home with her three children, plotting stories while fetching snacks and running them back and forth to activities. She enjoys the freedom of writing romance after years of legal writing. She grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania and currently resides in Maryland with her family.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Review + Excerpt—The Good Ones (Happily Ever After # 1) by Jenn McKinlay


Publisher: Berkley Books
Published: February 5, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Source: Print ARC
Rating: 3 Stars



Blurb:
A romance bookstore owner finds her own happily ever after with a single dad in a new romance series from the New York Timesbestselling author of Every Dog Has His Day.

Ryder Copeland is an accomplished architect and one heck of a father...not to mention tall and sexy. He's everything a hero should be, and Lord knows, Maisy Kelly has read enough of her great-aunt Eloise's romance novels to recognize one when she sees one. But like all fairy tales, Maisy can't help but wonder if this Prince Charming is too good to be true...

Ryder is drawn to the shy, curly haired professor who hires him to convert the Victorian house she's inherited from her aunt into a romance bookstore. Attracted to a woman for the first time since his divorce, Ryder finds himself wishing for a future with Maisy that he knows is impossible. Ryder has never wavered from his plan to leave the small town of Fairdale, North Carolina, so he can give his daughter the life she deserves. But suddenly he's not so sure. And the closer he gets to Maisy, the harder it's going to be to walk away...
 

Review:
A zip zap of electricity and the intense feeling that this man could alter her life course with a snap of his fingers. It shook her to the core.

Do you know what I love best about classic tales of romance? The ability to make me beyond happy—in a world that likes to bleed darkness, sometimes we need a little pick me up. And The Good Ones delivered beautifully. Although it did have its faults; it still managed to be a sweet love story that I enjoyed. 

The good ones are always either fictional or taken or gay.

Maisy Kelly is on her way to making a bookstore full of none other than romance novels left by her late great-aunt. She needs to transform the house into the bookstore full of happily ever afters. That’s where Ryder comes in—architect, single father, emotionally unavailable, and man most likely to be on a cover of your latest romantic read. The two together have an instant connection. Ryder doesn’t do relationships but there’s something about Maisy that makes him think twice about it. 

I didn’t feel like Ryder was emotionally not there when it came to his feelings. He was a good guy and it was clear from the start that he couldn’t take his eyes (or lips!) off Maisy. The two take part in a couple of sexy stolen kisses. I never thought the two wouldn’t make it though. Ryder seemed way too invested in Maisy than he would like to admit. It was only a matter of time...

The story moved at very slow pace at times and it took me awhile to finish the book—which is unusual for me. It was those instances that I would lose the connection I felt to the two main 
characters. Especially the connection between the both of them being together. Then something would happen between the two and I’d be reminded why I like them so much. I still wish the story moved along a little faster.

I think readers will love this book because the heroine is a booklover and romance fanatic—much like 

most of us. She was relatable and didn’t give in to any of Ryder’s BS. I liked that a lot! The secondary characters were awesome! So I look forward to reading more stories in the Happily Ever After Series

*Thank you to the publisher for sending a free copy for an honest and unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


Excerpt:
When Jake took off his cowboy hat and pulled her close, Claire wrapped her arms around him and the two became one. When they kissed she knew they were making each other a promise for today, tomorrow, and forever. Clare sighed. For the first time in her life, she knew that no matter what happened this man, who was her partner and her best friend, would be by her side. For all time.

    Maisy Kelly closed the book and pressed it to her chest and sighed. Jake Sinclair, the perfect man, why did he reside only in the pages of a book? It wasn’t fair. She was twenty-nine and none of the men she’d ever dated had been even remotely as caring or charming as Jake Sinclair. 
    Knock knock knock.
    Maisy blinked. Someone was at the door. No, no, no. She had a book hangover and she didn’t want to deal with the world right now. 
    Knock knock knock.
    They weren’t going away. Maisy rose from where she’d been seated on the bottom step of the stairs. In theory, she was supposed to be cleaning out her Great Aunt Eloise’s house, in reality she was binge reading Auntie El’s hoarder’s trove of romance novels. It wasn’t making the task, which was heartbreaking to begin with, any easier.
    Knock knock knock.
    “All right, all right,” Maisy grumbled. “I’m coming.”
    She strode to the door and yanked it open. Probably, if she had bothered to glance 
through the peep hole she would have been prepared, but she hadn’t and she wasn’t.



 L   Standing on her front step, looking impossibly handsome and imposing, was a cowboy.
 Maisy glanced down at her book. On the cover was the artist’s rendering of Jake Sinclair, in jeans and a white shirt, leaning against a split rail fence, with a brown cowboy hat tipped carelessly over his brow. Maisy could practically hear the cows mooing in the background. 
    She glanced back up. Jeans, white shirt, and a cowboy hat. This guy had it all going on, except where the artist had left Jake’s face in shadow and not clearly defined, this guy was a full on 3D HD of hotness, with full lips, faint stubble on his chin, and quite possibly the bluest eyes Maisy had ever seen this side of the sky. She had a sudden urge to poke him with her pointer finger to see if he was real.
    “Mornin’, Miss,” the man drawled, drawled!
    Miss? Huh, she hadn’t been called “Miss” since she’d started teaching at Fairdale University. Why would he…she glanced down.
    She was wearing her favorite floral Converse All-stars, ripped up denim shorts, and her old Fairdale University sweatshirt, the one with the sleeves that hung down past her hands, oh, and she had on no makeup and her hair was held back by an enormous pink headband. She probably looked like one of her college students, possibly a freshman.
    In that brief shining moment, she was certain if it was possible to die of embarrassment, she would expire in three…two…one. She gave it a second. Nope, still standing. Damn it.
    “Listen, I’m sorry, sir, but whatever you’re selling, I’m not interested—,” she began but he cut her off.
    “Oh, I’m not selling anything,” he said. He looked confused. “This is three-twenty-three Willow Lane, right?”
    “Yes, it is. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to get back--,” she let her voice trail off, hoping he’d get the hint. He didn’t.
    “I have an appointment with a Ms. Kelly,” he said. “Or Mrs. Kelly, I’m not sure.”
    Maisy knew she didn’t have any appointments today. That was why she’d indulged herself in a good long reading sesh. This guy was probably a hustler, trying to con her to buy some property insurance or new windows. Ever since she’d inherited this monster of 
a house from Auntie El she’d had all sorts of scammers climbing out of the cracks in the sidewalk, trying to get her to refinance or buy a security system. It was exhausting. 

    The man met her squinty stare with one of his own. He shrinkled up one eye and mimicked her look of disbelief right down to the small lip curl. The nerve! Then she saw
 the twinkle in his one open eye, and Maisy couldn’t hold it. She burst out laughing. 
    He grinned at her and her ire diminished as she noted the cowboy had a sense of humor. Okay, she decided to give him a break and at least take his name and number. 
    “I’m sorry,” she said. “What was your appointment with Ms. Kelly about?”
    “It’s about the house, actually,” he said. “My name’s Ryder Copeland. I’m a restoration architect, and you are?”
    “Ryder Copeland?” Maisy’s eyes went wide. “But our appointment isn’t until tomorrow, you know, Tuesday.”
    “Today is Tuesday,” he said. 
    “No, it isn’t,” she said. “It’s Monday.”
    “Sorry, it really is Tuesday. Wait,” he said. “Our appointment? You’re Maisy Kelly?”

About the Author:
Jenn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of several mystery series and will be debuting a new women's fiction series in June 2017, starting with the title About a Dog. She lives in sunny Arizona in a house that is overrun with kids, pets and her husband's guitars.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

•R*E*V*E*R*S*E•H*A*R*E*M•

What is reverse harem, you may ask? Well, I’ll gladly tell you. It’s a story about one woman and several men—usually consisting of 3 or more. I’ve read some harems that've had 9! I can’t even handle one let alone nine of them. But that’s the best part about these books, is that they’re complete fantasy. 

I understand readers concern over the fact that one woman will eventually fuck (excuse my language) all these men. It’s not always about that though. I like the RH stories that have emotional connections that eventually lead on to physical relationships. Those I find to way more comfortable with and enjoy over the ones that have the woman immediately sleeping with the men. 

I’ve gone and put up a few that I think you should try if you’re at all curious. These are only a few I put up but there’s so many more in the genre that you should research! Who knows, maybe you’ll find your next book boyfriend? Boyfriends, I mean ;)

#WhyChoose



Blurb:
Hi, I’m Alexis Delaney. I’m your average 17-year-old girl. Except I can see the dead. And talk to the dead. And push them away and, well, help them move on. So..okay, I’m not your average 17-year-old girl. For years I’ve been struggling to survive the souls still roaming around. The shitheads always seem to find me. Moving from town to town every few months never helped either. More dead just always find me. But things are changing for me now. I’m moving in with my uncle Rory and cousin Tara. I’m finally going to be able to do normal teenage stuff I’ve been missing out on. Right? 

Well, if this one bitch of a ghost could leave me alone on campus that would be great. Especially since I haven’t told my new friends about my abilities. Can you believe this? Five 
good looking guys practically adopt me on my first day of 
school, and I still think they’re a bit nuts for it. Now if I can only just keep my life with the dead from mixing with my normal life, everything would be great. Yeah...I don’t see that happening either. But I’m going to give it a shot. Who knows? It might work. 










Blurb:
When Evelyn Maynard receives a scholarship to the exclusive Bradford Hills Institute, she’s determined to make a fresh start. The Institute is world renowned for educating and training Variants – the 18% of the population fortunate enough to have superhuman abilities. As a human, she’s lucky to be admitted.

She’s done with fake identities, running and lying but once again she finds herself surrounded by secrets.

Some she’s been keeping her whole life.

Some have been kept from her.

Some she finds herself dragged into…

Ethan, Josh, Tyler and Alec have some of the rarest Variant abilities Evelyn has ever seen. They fascinate, intrigue and attract her, but is it their abilities, their own secrets or 
something more that Evelyn can’t seem to stay away from? 
The secrets they keep could drag Evelyn so deep into their 
dangerous and exciting world that she’ll never be the same. 
And the answers she finds could get them all killed. 





Blurb:
I'm not all that special, really. Or uncommon. I'm sure there are a lot of girls with old gypsy blood who see the dead, have killer cults hunting their family, and turn into something that gets scary when they panic. Yep. Completely unoriginal, if I 
do say so myself.
Move along. Nothing to see here. Nope. I'm just an ordinary girl.

I wish people would believe that.

I've been labeled as one thing or another for most of my life:
Death Girl.
Crazy Gypsy Girl.
Gothic Chick.
Monster...

It took my mother's death for me to finally start getting answers about what's really been going on. Unfortunately, most of the answers come from men...who aren't just men. Somehow, I've gone and landed myself in a world truly filled with monsters, and I'm starting to think this is where I should have been all along.

Only...I don't understand what's going on. I'm walking into the middle of a story that's thousands of years old, and I'm 
the new girl on the block who doesn't have a clue how this world even works. My only guides happen to be the most lethal of the bunch.

They decide who lives or dies. They decide who gets stabbed or tortured.
Yeah...

I've gone and drawn attention to myself, and the ones paying attention are the ones everyone else seems to fear.

How do these things always happen to me?

**Reverse Harem
**Language warning
**Sexual content
**Dark Humor 







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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Blog Tour Excerpt ft. Giveaway—Always with You (Indigo #3) by Kate McBrien



Do you have the courage to know your past and fight for your future? Contemporary Romance author Kate McBrien returns with the final installment in her steamy Indigo trilogy! On the beautiful Greek island of Santorini, Justin and Lucy seek answers. Butwithout the Varangian Cross, the key to unlocking their story, they are forced to return to London and confront the challenges from which they fled. As the struggles from their previous lives continue to haunt them, Justin and Lucy must work together in order to put together the pieces of their past and uncover their epic love story.


Title: Always With You
Author: Kate McBrien
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Release Date: January 28, 2018
Publisher: Kate McBrien
Series: Indigo Trilogy #3
Format: Digital eBook / Print
Digital ISBN: 9781732223561
Print ISBN: 9781732223578

Synopsis:

Do you have the courage to know your past and fight for your future?

On the beautiful Greek island of Santorini, Justin and Lucy consult with Sophia, an elderly woman who is gifted in ways beyond the present and physical. What they learn is helpful but incomplete. The story of their past is hidden deeply within the Varangian Cross, and Sophia must have it to fully understand the connection that Justin and Lucy share. However, the cross is with its new owner in London and far too valuable to be loaned out for such an implausible tale.

Disappointed, they prepare to return to London and confront the challenges from which they fled, resigned to leave the past behind, but the struggles of the past seem determined to revisit them.

Justin and Lucy are meant to be together. They are meant to know their past. The cross is the key to unlocking their story, and the source of their eternal and unbreakable bond.
Join Justin and Lucy as they put together the pieces to uncover their epic love story in 
Always With You, the trilogy’s poignant and passionate conclusion.

Note to readers: This book contains scenes which may be triggering to survivors of sexual violence.

Add to your TBR list:  Goodreads

Available at:  Amazon  |  Barnes and Noble  |  Kobo  |  iTunes


Excerpt:
Copyright© 2019 Always With You
Kate McBrien

Although it wasn’t dark yet, Althea had already lit large candles inside lanterns that were placed around the edge of the infinity pool and on a few adjacent tables. Lucy stood near the low wall and gazed out at the vast sea. She would never get tired of this view. Whether it was sunrise or sunset, it was always spectacular. Tonight was no exception. The sun was just beginning to set, and the sky was ablaze with red at the horizon, shifting to orange above. The previously light blue sky was becoming a deeper blue. 
In the 
background, the Grateful Dead sang about standing on the moon, looking down at the earth. And that’s what it felt like. She smiled when the singer described one of the colors of the American flag as indigo. Andthere it was yet again, their connection to indigo blue. It was another tiny reference to the thread that connected her to Justin,but its meaning resonated with her. The name of his band, the shared color of their eyes, and the hue of the stone she had spent years studying.

There were a few clouds at the horizon, and Lucy gasped when light from the sun broke through the clouds in long beams of light. Where was Justin? He should be with her to watch this incredible sunset.

The Grateful Dead song ended and it was quiet for a few moments. Then the opening
 notes of the vocal standard, “The Very Thought of You” filled the air. Instead of the 
Billie 
Holiday version she was familiar with, she heard Elvis Costello crooning.

The sound of footsteps approaching made her smile, and a strong pair of arms slipped around her waist. She leaned her head back into Justin’s chest.
“You’re stunning,” Justin whispered into her ear as he placed soft kisses along the side of her neck. “Althea was just leaving when I came looking for you.” He took the wine glass from her hand and took a sip before setting it down.
“Hmm,” Lucy sighed, as the sunset became even more dramatic.
“What are you thinking, my love?”

“I was thinking how much I love being here. It’sunimaginably beautiful and special. We just arrived, and I never want to leave.”
“Turn around,” Justin said in a deep voice.

Lucy turned slowly in his arms.
“Aren’t you handsome tonight?” She took him in, dragging her eyes from head to toe.
“Just for you,” he said, his arms wide. He wore white linen trousers with a sky-blue, open-necked shirt. His skin glowed with a light tan from the afternoon by the pool, enhancing his indigo eyes. Justin held her gaze, and his expression became serious. “I feel the same about being here with you.” His voice was rough and full of emotion.


Other Books in the Indigo Trilogy:







Title: Discovering You
Author: Kate McBrien
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Date ReleasedJuly 7, 2018
Publisher: Kate McBrien
Series: Indigo Trilogy #1
Format: Digital eBook / Print
Digital ISBN: 9781732223516
Print ISBN: 9781732223509
For fans of Love on the Edge of Time and A Knight in Shining Armor comes an epic romance that proves true love can never die.

Do you believe in soulmates?

A shy art historian. A sexy rock star. A mysterious medieval cross that holds a secret.

Lucy Bianchi has a plan: finish her PhD in art history and land a coveted job at a prestigious Los Angeles museum. Then—maybe—she’ll find time to start dating. Her controlled and predictable world begins to unravel when she chases a runaway dog on the beach and meets a gorgeous stranger.

Justin Hamilton is the charismatic lead singer of the British band Indigo. Years of touring and partying have won him notoriety, and he can have any woman he wants, but who he really wants doesn’t seem to exist.


Until now.


From their first look—their first touch—Justin and Lucy have a connection that defies 
logic and deepens their desire for each other. When they see the Varangian Cross at a 
museum exhibit, they’re flooded with inexplicable shared memories that draw them even closer together.

Justin has to return to London just as a salacious scandal explodes that could tear them apart. Lucy must choose between the safe life she’s cultivated, or go to Justin and discover a never-ending love.

Discovering You is the first book of a contemporary romance trilogy.

Add to your TBR list:  Goodreads

Available at:  Amazon  |  Barnes and Noble  |  Kobo  |  iTunes


Praise for Discovering You:

“This was a very deep and beautiful love story. It was completely different from all love stories I’ve ever read.” - Tania, Goodreads, Amazon

“Discovering You by Kate McBrien is a steamy read. The heat rises slowly in this novel but once the switch is flipped, it boils over with passion.” - Up All Night Book Blogs, Goodreads

“Wow what a story. It’s fresh, original, and full of life.” - Lianne, Goodreads


“This book has it all. Romance, history, art, music, villains, and a mystical edge. I can’t wait to read the next in the series.” - Debbie, Goodreads


“You know you get one of those books that just builds and builds until you can’t put it down. This is one of those books.” – Love Reading, Goodreads review


“This is a fascinating premise. Nerd meets rocker and finds an instant connection. I love 
soulmates and was fascinated to see how things turn out, especially with Lucy's art history background. The meet-cute was delightful and I enjoyed the growing relationship between the two of them, fast-paced as it was. Both Lucy and Justin are fully fleshed out characters with their own full lives.” - Lauren, Goodreads review



Title: Waiting for You
Author: Kate McBrien
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 15, 2018
Publisher: Kate McBrien
Series: Indigo Trilogy #2
Format: Digital eBook / Print
Digital ISBN: 9781732223530
Print ISBN: 9781732223523


Synopsis:

Do you believe love can transcend time?

It's only been a week, but Justin is miserable waiting for Lucy to contact him. He's back in London for Indigo's concert series and needs to get his head in the game, but his heart is back in America.

Stuck hiding out at her parents' house in Los Angeles, Lucy is consumed with doubt and regret about her decision to stay behind.

When the Varangian Cross is sold to a private buyer in London, Lucy jumps at the chance to deliver the cross to the new owner and maybe reconnect with Justin.

Lucy arrives in London in time for another roadblock to their relationship: a serious allegation has been made against Justin, and the paparazzi are in overdrive, forcing Justin under cover just to make it through the concert series.

Finally reunited, their passion is renewed. But their nightmares have returned and are feeling more like memories than dreams. It’s time to find out the truth behind their connection.


Waiting for You is the second book of a contemporary romance trilogy.

Note to Readers: This book contains scenes which may be triggering to survivors of sexual violence.


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Praise for Waiting for You:

“This story is definitely unique when it comes to their connection. The twists had me turning the pages waiting for the next one to hit the page. I am pulling for this couple to make it through the fight.”  Two Book Pushers

“I am in love with Justin and Lucy’s story because of their past-life connection. There aren’t enough words to describe how eager I am to have this story come to fruition, and hopefully, witness Justin and Lucy realizing who they are and what they meant to one another many lifetimes ago.”
“Romance lovers that like a touch of fantasy, this should be your next read.”  Dandelions Inspired

“Kate McBrien's talented writing style has simply put, captivated me at this point, so that final book CANNOT COME OUT QUICKLY ENOUGH! And that's all from me, except HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDING TO ALL!” The Power of Three Readers

“Waiting for You is a great followup to Discovering You. Justin and Lucy's story is 
exciting and passionate, and the mystical/fantasy/paranormal aspect just adds another interesting layer to their already wonderful connection.”  Live Through Books Blog

“Book two of the Indigo series is no less moving than the first one.  Kate amps up the romance and sex in this book over the first one. She also gives Lucy some backbone that was very troubling to me in book one…I personally can’t wait to see the finish of the 
story in the next book and like many of the character changes she shows in this one.”  Wicked Cool Flight


“Waiting for You” is like an explosion of events and emotions in the Indigo series. There are so many things going on and there is a twist there that I would have never predicted. I was addicted to Lucy and Justin’s relationship and I read every chapter looking forward for the next! … Kate McBrien has done such a wonderful job with “Waiting for You.” It has a lot of action, it has love and passion and so many other emotions. I was reading and reading until the wee hours of the night and that says something about this author’s gifts.”  Lilly’s Book Reviews






Kate has an MA in art history from San José State University and has taught art history at a local college. For many years, she has worked as a dental hygienist, courageously offering encouragement to her non-flossing patients. She has always enjoyed writing but became more serious after being encouraged by a friend to participate in National Novel Writing Month. She began writing historical fiction but soon realized that the romance was taking over the history.

Kate is a Bay Area native who lives near the beach with her husband and Lola, their spoiled Labrador Retriever. When not writing, she enjoys cooking, music, movies, reading, and fangirling over Jamie Dornan.

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