Thursday, February 21, 2019

RELEASE BLITZ: What He Never Knew by Kandi Steiner

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What He Never Knew, a standalone teacher/student romance in the What He Doesn't Know series by bestselling author Kandi Steiner is live!

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I never learn my lesson.

And I always want what I can’t have.

When Sarah Henderson walks into my life, I tell myself she’s off limits. She’s my student, sixteen years younger than me, and my boss’s niece. It doesn’t matter that I see the same pain reflected in her eyes that I have in my own, or that the dead organ better known as my heart kicks to life when she’s around.

I’ve been here before, and I know how this ends.

It’s been two years since I fell for the last woman I knew I couldn’t have, the one with the ring on her finger that I chose to ignore.

Two years of trying to overcome that heartache when Sarah slides into my life.

Another woman I can’t have. Another woman I can’t stop myself from wanting.

I never learn my lesson, but with a constant reminder of how that last forbidden love burned, I think I’ve finally learned this one.

This time, I won’t chase what’s off limits.

This time, I’m staying away.

And I’ll keep telling myself that until I believe it.

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Download your copy today!

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2FQyjpN

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/WhatHeNeverKnewKS

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About Kandi:

Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a diehard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.

Connect with Kandi:

Mailing List: bit.ly/NewsletterKS

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Website: www.kandisteiner.com

Kandi Steiner may be coming to a city near you! Check out her “events” tab to see all the signings she’s attending in the near future:

www.kandisteiner.com/events


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

REVIEW: The Wrong Game by Kandi Steiner


The Wrong Game
Kandi Steiner
Oct. 6, 2018
391 pages

Two season tickets. 
One genius idea. 
Zero interest in a relationship.

The plan is simple: a brand new, hot, preferably funny, definitely single male will fill one of those seats for every Bears game at Soldier Field. And I'll fill the other.

I can't think of a better way to use the season passes I'd bought for my ex-husband. I am a woman of plans, and this one's foolproof.

Until Zach Bowen offers to be my practice round.

He's infuriating. Presumptuous and overbearing. And absolutely, undeniably gorgeous. Any woman with a heartbeat would be attracted to him, and mine picks up speed every time he speaks.

But as I said, I'm a woman of plans -- and I'm not backing down on this one.

One night. One game. And then, his time's up.

He can try to change the rules, but here's the truth: he can't win if he's playing the wrong game.
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Amazing. Kandi never fails to deliver a book that makes you not want to put it down. I'm not big on sports being in books but I absolutely loved this story. It's not about people who play the sport but two people who share a passion for the sport and a team. How this love for a sports team brings these two people together after unfortunate circumstances thar happen to Gemma. Its gonna have you laughing and in true Kandi fashion it'll have you cry as well. It's well worth reading.


We give Kandi's release 5 shooting stars
 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Breathe By Amber Lacie BLOG TOUR






Breathe
by Amber Lacie
New Adult Contemporary Romance


























A coming of age love story of life long friendship and second chances…

Sometimes love is fated in the stars. You know you are destined for each other. Your souls entwine and you can’t imagine your life without them.

Sometimes it’s found when you’re not looking for it. It peeks around the corner when you least expect it, sweeping you off your feet, carrying you off into the sunset.

Sometimes, there are a lucky few who get to experience both. I was one of the lucky ones.





“I love you, Carsten.”
“I know.” My eyes fall to my hands folded in my lap. I can’t go from one guy to another. What kind of person would that make me? Looking up at Holden, I see the sadness in his eyes. The golden specks have lost their luster. I will hurt you. I love you, Holden. The thoughts are there, but I don’t speak them.
“When are you going to stop with the Han Solo act and say it back?”
I shrug my shoulders. “I don’t know.”
“Do you love me?”
“Since I was five.”
“No, not that kind of love. Do you love me? Does the world stop when you think about me? Does your day begin and end with thoughts of me? Can you feel me in your dreams? When you breathe, is it the air from my lungs filling yours? Do you love me so much it consumes you completely, leaving room for nothing else?”
“Holden, I—”
“I love you, Carsten. I love you like that. I exist to love you. I always have.”




“Don’t freak out. I want you to hear everything I have to say…just hear me out…I love you.” My breath hitches and a gasp leaves my lips. “I knew you were different the first time we met. You blew me off without even a second glance. I wasn’t used to that. Your body was there that night at dinner, but your mind wasn’t. I could tell something was missing. It was like your light was out. The longer the night drew on, the dimmer your light got. Then we were in the kitchen and I dropped the bowl, I knew someone had shattered you.”
‘Your light was out.’ His words strike something in me. I did burn out. I crashed. I exploded, destroying everything around me and he could see it. Without one word said between us, he could see it.
Owen softly wraps his hand around the back of my neck, his fingers gently brush against my skin. “When we were standing together in the cold, I made you laugh. Something lit up inside of you and for a split second, I was so blinded that I couldn’t see anything else, but you. The light faded as quickly as it came and then there we were, standing in the dark together.” His forehead presses against mine, our lips almost touching.
“I love you. I love the spark that shines through you when you laugh…I love your sadness. I love the way you put all of yourself into your art…I love the way you are cautious with your heart…I get it. I completely understand if you can’t say it back. I want you to know that you don’t have to. If you let this happen, if you let us have a chance, I will love you enough for the both of us.” His eyes look straight into my soul.
Emotions, I wasn’t sure I had anymore, are racing through me. My mind is trying to sort out all the confusion, while my heart beats a little bit faster with every word he says. A tear rolls softly down my cheek, not out of sadness, but from something completely different.
Owen swipes my tear away with his thumb. “It’s okay. I got you.”








“Why are we here?”
“Why not?” Holden jumps down and holds his hand out for me. I follow him over to the trees. He jumps onto one of the trunks, grabs my hands, and helps pull me up. We slowly walk to where they meet. Moving carefully, we sit in the center of the trees. Holden wraps his hands around my waist and leans his head on my shoulder.
Slightly turning my head, I stare into his deep brown eyes. “Will you tell me why we are here now?”
“Look up.”
I tilt my head up towards the sky. The tops of the trees surrounding us have left an opening between the branches right above us. It is almost a perfect circle made from the tips of red and yellow leaves. The orange sunset is slowly fading, revealing two stars in the deep blue sky.
Holden softly kisses my temple, as he points to the two twinkling diamonds shining above us. “See those stars? They are the first ones to come out every night. One never shines without the other. They are only bright when they are together…like us.”
“We’re stars?”
“It’s more like we need each other. Without you, my light goes out.”
“What happens when I’m with you?”
“I shine so bright the other stars explode. Some people experience fireworks when they love someone. Fireworks are so small in comparison to what I feel for you. When we’re together, all I see are supernovas.”






















Indie-Award Winning Author Amber Lacie is about all things books, glitter, and shenanigans. Never without a book or caffeinated goodness, she's managed a husband that worships at her alter and two awesome kiddos, all while pumping out tales of love and suspense. Growing up in Chicagoland, she's seen the nitty, and knows the gritty. As for love and home, that landed her in Beverly Shores, Indiana where she dreams up adventures for her characters so that you the reader can explore new bends in the road. Buckle up.


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Wishing for a Star by Ana Balen REVIEW

Wishing For A Star
Ana Balen
June 14, 2018
335 Pages

It's supposed to go like this. Boy meets girl, they fall madly in love with each other, battle some shit in their way, and after conquering the challenge, they ride off to their happily ever after.
But, not one fairytale, or love story tells you that after that ride, life happens. We had our story, and we were supposed to live happily in our bubble forever. After one check-up, our bubble burst and reality started to invade. And now, facing the unsure road of IVF treatment, we have to be stronger than ever. Once again, we must go into battle for our happily ever after. Taking that first step was easy. Staying on this road is harder than we thought.
And now, with unexpected obstacles in the way, it’s not a question of if the IVF will succeed. It’s will we be strong enough to stay together and reach for the stars?
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This is a new to me author. As I always do I judge new authors really tough because they have huge shoes to fill from all the authors I do love. This novel tackles the sensitive subject of fertility issues. I won't lie Ana had me in full fledged tears down my face by the second chapter. That wasn't the only time she had me in tears through this novel. She writes about Dani and Sam's journey through fertility issues and IVF treatments so beautiful and descriptive that you can't help but feel all their emotions with them. The tears just come before you even know it. This is a very beautifully written novel about a sensitive topic. I can not wait to read more books by Ana Balen.

We give her debut novel 5 shooting stars
 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Indigo by Amber Lacie REVIEW

INDIGO
Amber Lacie
August 17, 2017
291 pages

Some girls are born independent and fierce. They constantly shock the world bringing it to its knees. Indigo Bryant is one of them. At the young age of thirty, she has already bought and sold a highly successful design business. Needing a change of pace, she up roots herself from New York City, to move near her best friend in a small town in Alabama. What was supposed to be a relaxing summer, starts to change into something different when she meets Alexander Clark…

Despite his many talents and charming personality, Alexander Clark can't move forward and let go of the guilt from a horrible accident. His once promising baseball career, has now faded into the shadows. He's paralyzed by the nightmares of his past. That is until he meets Indigo…

Not every girl needs a knight in shining armor. Not every girl needs to be saved. 

Not every boy is a knight. Sometimes they are the ones that need to be saved…

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Amber Lacie never fails to let you down with the words she puts together to create a wonderful novel. Indigo is no different. Lex and Indie are just two broken souls trying to find a way to heal. Their paths cross and before you know it they're healing each other. Like every real life relationship they have work to make it work because who would think a city girl would fall for a country boy?

Lex had the world and more until a terrible accident took it away. On the outside it may look like he has moved on and is doing fine but deep down he is plagued with guilt, nightmares and unable to continue on. Then you have Indigo. She walks into his life and has him feeling things he hasn't felt in years. He isn't a knight on a white horse there to rescue anyone--he is the one needing rescued. Indigo is just the girl for that; she pushes him and supports him on his journey to letting go. Can Lex accept Indigo rescue attempt and let her all the way in and move on?

You're going to have to get the book to find out.

Lucky for you November 12th-16th it is free on Amazon. So go get Indigo Now.



We give it 5 shooting stars

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Indigo


by Amber Lacie


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Some girls are born independent and fierce. They constantly shock the world bringing it to its knees. Indigo Bryant is one of them. At the young age of thirty, she has already bought and sold a highly successful design business. Needing a change of pace, she up roots herself from New York City, to move near her best friend in a small town in Alabama. What was supposed to be a relaxing summer, starts to change into something different when she meets Alexander Clark…

Despite his many talents and charming personality, Alexander Clark can't move forward and let go of the guilt from a horrible accident. His once promising baseball career, has now faded into the shadows. He's paralyzed by the nightmares of his past. That is until he meets Indigo…

Not every girl needs a knight in shining armor. Not every girl needs to be saved.

Not every boy is a knight. Sometimes they are the ones that need to be saved…













He’s playful––and cute.  I guess it can’t hurt to make a friend.  I give in with a shake of my head.  “Well done. I have to say, I’m slightly impressed.”


“Really?  I had some good pickup lines I was certain would catch your attention.”


“Now I’m disappointed.  Though, I can’t imagine what you could have said, that I haven’t already heard.  Being hit on in bars in New York is like being rained on in Seattle.  It’s unavoidable.”


Laughing, he nodded to the bartender who slid him another beer.  The light hit his eyes and I realized they weren’t brown like I originally thought.  Instead, they were a deep blue.  “Disappointed huh?  I don’t like the sound of that.  Maybe you can help me pick out a few good lines I can use to pick up some other woman, since you’re clearly not interested in anything other than those chips.” he said, nodding toward the bag of chips in front of me.


“I have a healthy appetite.  It’s not a bad thing.”  I squinted my eyes, wondering to myself what he could be up to.  Deciding to play along with Mr. Not a Stranger, I flashed him a challenging smile.  “Alright, let’s hear them.”


Clearing his throat, he spun his barstool to face me.  “Hey, baby, feel this shirt.  You know what kind of material this is?  It’s boyfriend material.”


“Oh, that’s just awful.  That has to be one of the lamest one’s I’ve ever heard.”


“You can do better?”


“Of course, I can.  Are you a baker?  Cause you have some hot buns.”


Laughing, he took a sip of his beer.  “You just made that one up.”


“I did not.  Some guy tried to hit on me over the New Year with that one.”


“Well he did a horrible job.  I got a better one.  Are you Google?  Because I’ve just found what I’m looking for.”


Sipping my drink, I shook my head.  “No––just no.  Those are way too polite.  You need to get sleazier with them.”


“Sleazier huh?  Any suggestions?”


“Okay, how about this one?  It’s a good thing I have my library card on me…because I’m totally checking you out.”


“What?  That’s not sleazy.  If we are going to do this, we need to do this right.”  He raised his hand motioning for the bartender.  “Tim, we are going to need a bottle of Jack and some shot glasses over here.  Put it on my tab.”


“Oh no, I’m not having anyone buy me drinks.  I can buy my own.”


With an arch of his brow and a dangerous smirk on his face, Mr. Not a Stranger turned back to the bartender.  “Fine then, put it on her tab.  I’m okay with that.”


My mouth fell open at his suggestion.  “I am not paying for all of your drinks either.”


“Then it’s settled––Tim, put it on my tab.”


Smug bastard.  He knows exactly what he is doing.

















Lex laced his fingers through mine and placed my hand over my heart.  Shallow breaths fell from my lips as he pressed his forehead against mine.  My heart quickened at his touch.  What is he doing?


“You feel that?” he asked.  “The instant we touch, your heart speeds up.  Now feel this,” he said, moving our hands, fingers still laced to press against his chest.  I could feel his heart pounding against the palm of my hand, as I got lost in his eyes.  “Mine does the same thing, and it’s not because of how bad I want to be inside you.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, I fucking need to be inside of you.  No––this feeling right here is because you make me feel alive.”


“Lex—”


“No.  You don’t get a say in this.  I was a mess until I met you.  You invaded my dreams at night.  You captured my thoughts during the day.  Hell, even Logan noticed the difference in me.  I’m better…because of you.  You saved me.  Now let me love you.”

















Thousands of stars filled the Alabama night sky.  Some were so big and bright it was as though I could pick them from the sky with my fingers.  Suddenly, long arms wrapped around my waist.  Looking over my shoulder, I saw Lex looking up toward the stars.


“It’s so beautiful,” I admitted.


“She is.” Lex replied, leaning down and gently placing a kiss behind my ear.


“I meant the stars.”


“I know what you meant, but that’s not what I meant.  The stars got nothing on you.”


Giggling, I shook my head.  “You and your pick-up lines.”


“That wasn’t a pick-up line.  I’m just being honest.  You’re beautiful.  I wish you could see yourself through my eyes.  You’d be in awe.”





































































































Indie-Award Winning Author Amber Lacie is about all things books, glitter, and shenanigans. Never without a book or caffeinated goodness, she's managed a husband that worships at her alter and two awesome kiddos, all while pumping out tales of love and suspense. Growing up in Chicagoland, she's seen the nitty, and knows the gritty. As for love and home, that landed her in Beverly Shores, Indiana where she dreams up adventures for her characters so that you the reader can explore new bends in the road. Buckle up.