Monday, March 26, 2018


I'm lazy. I mean, yes I work a lot between a big girl desk job at a major university and running a small local business, but I'm a lazy girl. If I had my way, I would sit around all day, watching Netflix, reading books, playing with my dogs, rubbing a kitty belly or nine. The only thing missing from this fantasy is the 20-something, built, man candy feeding me grapes, one at a time.

Let's take a moment, close our eyes, and picture that.

So freaking good.

Life, however, is a jerk. As of now, the universe is in cahoots with life to make sure the dream is not yet realized. BUT that doesn't mean I can't give life, and the universe, the middle finger. Shortcuts are all about the middle finger. Crockpots (they ARE safe), deli-made meals, microwavable popcorn, margaritas in a bottle, and Typesetter. All things that make life much, much better.

Typesetter? What the he...

Oh, yeah, I created a shortcut for myself and, hopefully, many others! Typesetter is a brand new group for authors, bloggers, personal assistants, and public relations folks. The goal is to have a one-stop shop where new release sign-ups, upcoming sales, teasers, author takeovers requests, and anything else related to supporting authors can be easily and quickly found! No more missed emails or overly clogged newsfeeds preventing us from seeing the important information!

Typesetter is also my way of creating an area of positivity in a community that goes through too many ups and downs of negativity. Maybe if we get to know each other, support each other, and stop seeing competition in one another, we can join together to strengthen the romance book community. Together we can make our community truly about love, friendship, diversity, and acceptance.

Right, acceptance. I know, how can we come together if readers are excluded? No worries...I'm working on a one-stop shop for readers too!

For now, authors, bloggers, PAs and PR folks, head over to Facebook and join! Did I mention this FREE of charge? C'mon, aren't you spending enough to promote your work? Word of mouth does more to bring in sales than anything! Use the tools available to you!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Julia Wolf
Release: March 22, 2018

Taking chances. I'm not a risk taker, so as much as I would love to write the next great American romance novel, my fear is still too intense. I admire writers today for following their need to tell a story, their passion for writing, and their willingness to take a chance. When I was given an opportunity to read the debut novel from Julia Wolf, I jumped! I'm a sucker for second chance romances, and this sounded perfect!

Cut Short is the story of Rachel and Joe, teenage friends after a night of great music and bonding over soundtracks. When the 16-year-old Rachel admitted to having feelings for the 19-year-old Joe, things didn't go quite as planned. Fast forward 14 years, a few failed relationships, and a whole bunch of insecurity, the older and wiser Rachel reunites with the older and wiser Joe. They resume their old friendship and take a chance on becoming so much more.

Ms. Wolf created a lovely and relatable character with Rachel. She's a smart, dedicated to her craft, creative lady who can give Tabatha Coffey a run for her money with hair styling. For all her sensibility and intelligence, Rachel has made bad decisions when it comes to love. Ms. Wolf also gave us one of the best female friendships I've read in a long time. Eliza and Frannie are the gal pals we all want. I'm hoping we'll get more in-depth stories for them!

As much as I love the unique story and the character development, there were times when I felt the dialogue remained a bit juvenile. The interaction between Rachel and Joe was sweet, and their sexy times were steamy, but the conversations between them at 30 and 33, respectively, felt too similar to their conversations at 16 and 19. I do think aging dialogue as characters age can be difficult for any author. However, minor dialogue issues should not be the reason to prevent a reader from taking a chance on Cut Short. It's worth the risk!



Genre: Contemporary Romance
Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs

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I’m not a good man, and I’ve never pretended to be. I don’t believe in goodness or God or any happy ending that isn’t paid for in advance. 

What do I believe in? Money. Sex. Macallan 18. 

They have words for men like me—playboy. Womanizer. Skirt chaser. 

My brother used to be a priest, and he only has one word for me. 



“Zenny,” I mumble against her lips, some valiant part of me recognizing that this is far, far beyond the kiss she asked for, and also recognizing that I’m going to come all over the inside of my Hugo Boss suit pants if she keeps it up. Even through the clothes, I can feel her heat, her shameless rolls hinting at where she goes soft and wet between her legs. 

Fuck, I want to see it. I want to see her pussy. It’s suddenly all I can think about, all I can want or crave, just one glimpse, just a peek. 

“I want to see your cunt,” I say hoarsely, lifting my head. 

“My…cunt?” She says the word like she’s never said it out loud before. 

“Yeah.” My voice is so ragged right now, so desperate, and fuck, I’ve never felt this frantic before. Like I’ll actually combust if I don’t get this one thing, this one small sight of her secret place. 

She lets out a shaky breath, her hand dropping from my lapel to her skirt, which she slowly rucks up to her waist as I devour her lips once more, as I bury my face in her neck and kiss every sliver of skin exposed above her collar. I bite at her ear, at her jaw, my hand finding hers as it pulls her skirt up, so that I’m helping her do it, that we’re doing it together, this forbidden act, this forbidden revelation. 

Her forbidden body. 

That word, forbidden, spikes through my mind, bringing with it equal spikes of lust and fear. Because yes, it’s fucking hot that I shouldn’t be kissing her, I shouldn’t be begging to see her most secret place, my hand shouldn’t be covering hers as it slides up her thigh—but it’s also bad. Bad even for Sean Bell. 

Bad, bad, bad. 

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Thursday, March 15, 2018


Christina Lauren
Release date: April 10, 2018
Available on audio on day of release

How is it the middle of March already? This year is going by so quickly, and there's so much I want to accomplish! At least I'm on target to make my reading goal this year (and maybe surpass that number), so that's one thing to be happy about! One thing I've finally done that makes me happy is reading a book by the incredible team of Christina Lauren! They've been on my "to be read" list for so long!

Love and Other Words is the second-chance romance story of Macy and Elliot. They met as young children shortly after Macy's life was turned upside down. Elliot quickly became her safe space, the one person with whom she could always be honest about her thoughts and feelings. As they grow, their friendship grows stronger and develops into so much more. But one night of misunderstandings and betrayals rips them apart. Love, if it's meant to be, always finds a way of reuniting those separated. Now as adults, Macy and Elliot must learn how to reconcile the past to find a future together.

I admit to being surprised at the innocence of this story. I've heard from many friends who are fans of Christina Lauren how sexy and steamy their books are. So while I hadn't previously read their stories, I had, unfairly, expectations. Love and Other Words is listed as Women's Fiction, but I think it would be better categorized as Young Adult. Fans of slow burn romance will enjoy the story!

Since reading Love and Other Words, I've read the books in their Wild Seasons series. While I prefer the naughtier sexy side of Christina Lauren, I'm thrilled my introduction to them was this sweet story.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

NEWS Release Blitz for Adriana Locke’s CRAFT

Craft (The Gibson Boys #2)
Adriana Locke
Release Date: March 14, 2018
Available in Kindle Unlimited

They’re not quite enemies. Not really friends. More like frustrated balls of sexual tension and neither
will give in.

Lance Gibson drives Mariah Malarkey absolutely crazy. He uses her office like a phone booth, takes
cupcakes from the corner of her desk like she baked them just for him. She didn’t. Maybe she knew
the history teacher happened to love peanut butter icing, but that was purely a coincidence. All
sixteen times.

Mariah has a way of getting under Lance’s skin too. She calls him out on his crap, spoils him even if
inadvertently, and seeing the librarian in skirts drives him wild. She won’t give in. It’s for the best,
really, considering there’s no way he could lie to a woman like that and he’s not about to tell her the
truth about himself. Not in a million years.

These two don’t hate each other. They don’t really like each other. But for this to be a friends-to-
lovers story, they have to start somewhere, right?

Note: This can be read as a standalone novel.



USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Sierra Simone
Release date: March 15, 2018

Forgive me, for I have SINNED....

What is it about a man of deep faith trying to reconcile his free will, moral code, with that faith that is so deeply attractive? Maybe there's something wrong with me that I find that struggle so alluring and sexy. Or maybe it's incredible authors like Tiffany Reisz and Sierra Simone who unapologetically tackle such a complex issue with immense grace and insight while keeping the feelings of uncertainty in fictional characters so beautifully grounded in reality?

Sierra Simone's SINNER is the story of Sean Bell and Zenobia "Zenny" Iverson, friends from childhood who once walked a similar path of faith until tragedy pulled them apart. As they've grown, Sean turned away from his Catholic faith while Zenny sought refuge in hers. But one night reunites their paths, and they suddenly find themselves questioning what they believe.

Ms. Simone, without question, masterfully confronts contemporary societal issues with so much sensitivity and honesty. Sean and Zenny are an interracial couple at different stages of their lives. Although our society is multi-cultural and becoming more of a blend of races, prejudices, assumptions, stereotypes still exist based on skin color. The conversation between Sean and Zenny after one particularly uncomfortable event was so perfect, so real, and so right. Ms. Simone succeeds in just a few brilliant chapters to show that open dialogue and a willingness to hear and understand the other person's perspective is the first step toward making ourselves and communities better.

At times heartbreaking, Ms. Simone ultimately leaves the reader with the hope that love can conquer all. She brilliantly shows that love and faith go hand-in-hand. And she reminds us to find our joy, wherever it may be.

SINNER is book three in her Priest series but reads as a standalone. I HIGHLY recommend books one and two, Priest and Midnight Mass though. They are a great way of meeting the Bell family. Readers will also have a stronger idea of why Sean struggles with his faith.

It may only be March, but I feel comfortable in announcing SINNER will be included on my list of top reads of 2018! 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Erin Watt
Releasing March 1, 2018

Purchase links coming soon! CRACKED KINGDOM will be available at a reduced price for the first week across all platforms!

These Royals will ruin you.

Ever since Hartley Wright met Easton Royal, her life hasn’t been the same. There are enemies behind every corner and dangers beyond each door. When tragedy strikes and steals her memories, she can’t trust anyone, not even the blue-eyed boy who promises her that everything will be all right.

Because while Hartley’s memory is full of gaps, her instincts tell her Easton is dangerous. She doesn’t know if he’s the snake in the garden or her chance at salvation. The chaos he brings wherever he goes is too much to handle, the intense feelings he evokes are too confusing to unravel.

Easton wants her to remember. Hartley thinks it’s better to forget.

She might be right.

Tragedy. Treachery. Trust. Hartley has to face the facts—in this world, you can’t escape the Royals.
Either you live by their rules or you die by them.


From New York Times bestselling author, Corinne Michaels, comes a new heartwarming standalone romance.

I’m getting really good at cutting my losses.
First, the husband. Divorcing him was the best decision I ever made. But between single-parenting and job-hunting, I can’t catch my breath. When a celebrity blogging position falls into my lap, I’m determined to succeed.
That is, until I get my first assignment and actually see Noah Frazier for the first time . . . practically naked and dripping wet. My heart races and I forget how to form complete sentences. His chiseled abs, irresistible smirk, and crystal blue eyes are too perfect to be real. So, what do I do? Get drunk and humiliate myself, of course.
I’m ready to forget the awkward night, yet Noah has no intention of allowing me to move on. Instead, he arranges for me to write a feature on him, ensuring a lot more time together. One embarrassing moment after another, one kiss after another, and before I can stop myself, I realize—I’m falling in love with him.
But when the unthinkable happens, can I even blame him for cutting his losses?
What I wouldn’t give for just one last time . . .

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Before I can make a move either way, the glass door slides open and Noah walks through the threshold.
My legs start to quiver as his eyes meet mine. All I can think about is how I’d like to climb him like a tree and shake his coconuts. I thought he was hot in the photo, then he was better through the window, but up close, he’s otherworldly.
“Hi.” Noah’s throaty voice floats around me. “You must be Kristin.”
Instead of speaking, I stand here with my mouth hanging open. Some small sounds that could be words escape, but they aren’t coherent.
Kill me now.
“Noah, this is my best friend, Kristin. Who we told you about.” Heather elbows me.
“Yes. Me. Hi. Kristin. I. You. Hi.”
Smooth. Someone should video this because I’m sure it’s highly entertaining.
“Right.” Noah flashes a blinding smile. “I hear you’re a reporter?”
Okay, Kristin, you have to speak in more than one-word increments or grunting noises.
I grab Heather’s glass she just poured and hope it’ll act as a talisman. “Yes, for a small blog, but I’m that. A reporter. For a blog. I write.”
And a bumbling idiot.
Noah’s green eyes are filled with humor. He moves a little closer and places his hand on top of mine. “Eli filled me in a little. I’m happy I came.”
I’m pretty sure I just came. At least we’re all coming.
“Me, too.”
His lips turn up as his eyes rake my body. “See you out there.” He winks and walks back out.
My ovaries have officially disintegrated.
I turn back to Heather, who bursts out into a fit of laughter. “Oh, that was epic. You all said I was starstruck when I met Eli? You should’ve seen that!” Heather continues to laugh at my expense. “Yes. Me. Um. Blog. Er—” She mocks.
“Shut up.” I laugh—because, really, what else can I do—and bump her hip before moving around the bar and grabbing a glass. “Now, pour me a shot before I drink straight from the bottle.”
There’s only one way to get through tonight.
Lots of Alcohol.

Meet Corinne
New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Corinne Michaels is the author of nine romance novels. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife.

After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love.

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Monday, February 26, 2018


White Knight an All-new romantic standalone from New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss is coming March 6th

Catherine's long-lost love is found. 
Catherine Barrington is a rich girl. Chris Cartwright is a poor boy. 
He left her to make something of himself. A man she could be proud of. A man she could bring home to her parents. A man she could marry. 
On the trading floor he became the man he knew he could be. Now, it’s time to return. 
Rich girl. 
Poor boy. 
She didn’t care about his money, but he didn’t believe her. Soon after he left, all the money was gone. 
Her life is hell. 
Now he’s back, and he’s different. Pristine. Gorgeous. Rich. 
Rich boy. 
Poor girl. 
Money was never the barrier, until now. 

White Knight is a standalone in the same world as King of Code, with its own beginning, middle, and end. You don't need to read anything else to read White Knight.

Leaning on the bleachers, Chris cracked peanuts between his teeth and spit the shells. I hadn’t seen him in days and it seemed like years. Every time I saw the kick of his hips and the way his lips stretched across his teeth when he smiled, it seemed like the first time.
I watched him.
He watched me.
School started the next day. We’d go back into our different worlds. Would we meet again? Would we see each other at all? We’d grappled with the question by avoiding it.
A waft of smoke from the grills came between us.
We were alone. Surrounded by people, we were alone.
He pitched his peanut bag in the trash and washed it back with a bottle of off-brand cola. When he finished, he sucked in his bottom lip to catch an errant drop.
He tossed the bottle up. It spun in the air, and with a tap of his knuckle on its way down, he sent it into the trash.
I stepped toward him, and he stepped back. Not away. He stepped back toward something, flicking his finger that I should follow.
Easiest decision I’d ever made. It was barely even a decision.
I glanced around for Mom and Dad. They were in the gazebo with Badger, the new mayor, and his staff. Harper and the kids played with the puppies while Johnny and his wife watched. Lance jaunted around the perimeter, peeing on poles whenever he could, nipping back any sibling who got too big for their britches, ever the alpha.
I tilted directions slightly toward the bathrooms, then once past the bleachers, I saw Chris peeking from an alley between the hardware store and the library. I picked up my skirt and ran toward him, cutting the corner so hard I lost my balance. Out of nowhere, his hand was on my arm, keeping me from falling over.
Finger to lips, he led me to a black iron door. He clinked through his keys and opened it, stepping out of the way so I could pass through. We were in an office.
He closed the door with a loud clap, leaving the window as the only light.
I barely got out the S before his lips kissed his name away. He put his hands on my jaw, keeping it still so he could invade my mouth. It felt good to give it to him. My body lost all its strength, held up only by the electrical currents between us.
“Catherine,” he said in a breath, keeping his lips an inch from my face as he spoke.
“Where are we?”
“Back of the hardware store. I open on Thursdays.”
“What are we going to do? I’m scared.”
“Of me?”
“Of not seeing you anymore.”
“I’ll find you.”
I clutched his shirt as if I’d be swept away without him. “I don’t fit in anywhere. Harper is so smart she tolerates me. The only time I feel right, like I’m part of something, like I belong, is when I’m with you.”
“One more year. Then you can go to college and I’ll come after. We’ll be so far away, we’ll forget our names. When people ask where we’re from, we won’t even know.”
“I don’t know if we’ll make it a year. I feel like they see us. Even now.”
I must have been shaking, because he put his arms around me so tightly it hurt. I loved the pain of his attention. It was the pain of safety, of care, of being broken just enough for release.
“Harder,” I said into his shoulder.
He squeezed me so tightly I could just barely breathe, and the tension rolled off me like water.
He let his arms go slack enough to look me in the face. “We’ll make it. Then I’ll follow you anywhere. I’ll be your puppy dog.”
“Oh, Chris, don’t be silly.”
“Don’t deny me. I’m yours.” He said the last word with a gusto I’d never associated with myself. As if life was something to grab with both hands and free like a bird that could carry us into the sky.
Together, we were freedom.
The bird launched from my chest and flew to my lips when we kissed again. Not a kiss of relief this time, but a kiss of passion. Ours was a kiss that began a string of thoughtless acts.
His hands slid down my body, grazing my breasts, landing at my waist. I felt the hardness under his jeans. I should have been scared, or freaked out, or ashamed, but I wasn’t. I was free.
He broke the kiss and stroked my bottom lip with his thumb. “Should we go back?”
“No.” I took his wrist and put his hand on the triangle below my belly.
He gasped and his lashes fluttered. Seeing that he liked it sent my body to the edge of common sense. This was crazy and I didn’t care. Being the good girl hurt, and this felt good.
“My parents have to stay at the barbecue,” I said. “That’s their job.”
He hesitated. Swallowed hard. Pinched a bit of my skirt fabric.
I nodded.

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About the Author 
CD Reiss is a New York Times bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn't pick up she's at the well hauling buckets. 
Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master's degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels. 
She's frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn't ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood. 
If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine. 

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Friday, February 23, 2018


Christy Pastore
Released: February 22, 2018

I hate goodbyes. I'm not the type of reader who easily walks away from characters and stories that I love. Sadly, Christy Pastore has completed her Harbour Series trio. Gratefully, I do believe she left the very best for last!

A series of interconnected standalone books, The Harbour Series concludes with RETURN TO US.  The story of a high profile Hollywood couple, Matthew and Tinley, whose marriage is on the rocks. I admit to loving this story so much because it focuses on the marriage. The part of the happily-ever-afters in so many romance books readers don't always get to see. And when we do see it, life for the characters is often perfect. All problems and concerns were worked out in the previous book, so no need to find new issues. Ms. Pastore gives a fully developed, beautiful and, sometimes painful, look at a relationship built on love, but how over time, fears, insecurities, and uncertainty can damage that foundation.

The prologue of Return to Us is one of the best I've read, hands down. It's powerful and raw and doesn't just pull in the reader, but catches the attention and refuses to let go. The story is broken into two parts: before and after that heartwrenching beginning. Ms. Pastore created a story that won't be ignored. This was my first "wake up at 2 a.m. to keep reading" story in a very long time!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

BOOK REVIEW Kivrin Wilson's MEND
Release date: February 7, 2018
Available in Kindle Unlimited on release day

I'm a demanding reader. There are times I feel the need to apologize to authors for demanding so much from them in a story. I know what I'm reading is fiction, I know the characters aren't real, but in contemporary romance, I want stories and characters grounded in reality. I want to care about what they care about, feel what they feel, understand their world and why it matters. I want to be pulled so far into their lives I can forget about mine for a few hours, but in the end, feel hope for us all.

When an author can give me all of this and the "butterfly" feeling in my stomach, I know I've hit the jackpot. Kivrin Wilson's sophomore novel, MEND, is this type of winner.

The story of Paige and Logan, MEND weaves a flawless, beautiful tale of love, marriage, and the truth of the not so happily ever after. Can a marriage survive once anger, resentment, and mistrust become bedfellows?

Ms. Wilson uses incredible flashbacks to show how Paige and Logan met and fell in love. How they knew they'd found their "one," and decided to marry. The rawness and realness of present-day Paige and Logan in their struggle to determine the value of their marriage is some of the best writing I've read in contemporary romance.

While book two in the Waters Series, MEND can be read as a standalone.  Oh, if you haven't yet read BEND, book one, I HIGHLY recommend it! It was one of my top reads of 2016 and the audio version is one of the best available!


I'm lazy. I mean, yes I work a lot between a big girl desk job at a major university and running a small local business, but ...