Tuesday, September 19, 2017

LUCAS by Sawyer Bennett is LIVE!

Lucas (Cold Fury, Book #8)

Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: September 19, 2017

The Carolina Cold Fury hockey team is stacked with hotshots. But when a new player joins their ranks, he learns that even superstars can’t go it alone when it comes to love.

Lucas Fournier is only serious about one thing: hockey. The league’s fun-loving charmer, Luc is always up for a good prank or a great lay, and he has no intention of settling down. But being traded to the Carolina Cold Fury—and to play alongside his big brother, Max—is no joke. With another title in sight, the last thing Luc wants is to let his new teammates down. To succeed, Luc will need to keep his head in the game and the most . . . er, demanding member of his anatomy in check. But when temptation hits, Luc hits back harder.

Museum curator Stephanie Frazier has always put business before pleasure, which just about explains her nonexistent sex life. But when Stephanie meets Luc at a champagne-fueled gala, she finds herself flirting like crazy—and going home with the uninhibited athlete. For one night, she learns what passion is all about. She just never counted on the little surprise Luc leaves behind. And that’s when things really start to get . . . interesting.

Sawyer Bennett’s New York Times bestselling Carolina Cold Fury series can be read together or separately.


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I love hockey books, and Sawyer Bennett’s Cold Fury series has really hit the spot for me. These books are steamy, sweet, and entertaining. I get excited whenever I see a new one is coming out. I was especially excited to read Lucas’s book after meeting him in Max’s.

Lucas is not on the same path as his brother. Marriage and kids are not in his near future. He’s perfectly content playing hockey and playing the field. When he meets Stephanie Frazier, a stunning woman who is on the same page as him, it’s a match. They are a match in a lot of ways, but Stephanie grew up in a way much different than Luc and it’s shaped the way she sees things…

It’s a gamble whether we can truly maintain this, but I suspect both of us are enjoying each other so much that we are refusing to consider this is probably the dumbest idea two people could ever come up with.

Lucas is such a great guy. Seriously, he was near perfect. I say ‘near’ because there was one part I wanted to throw something at him, but overall I adored him. Stephanie was frustrating at times, but I always feel like if I can understand WHY characters are frustrating, I can deal with it easier. And I can definitely understand the ‘why’ of Steph’s behavior.

What I didn't love... I really wanted the epilogue to be from Steph or Luc’s pov. I needed more of them! I’m sure I’ll get it in future Cold Fury books though, but I still wanted to see in this book. But OMG after finishing I am dying for Van’s book! I hope it’s next because I can’t wait!!!

As always, it’s great to catch up with some of the other Cold Fury players and their families. We got a lot of Max and Jules which was awesome! If you are a fan of sports romance, this is one you want to pick up!

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About the Author:

Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or even better, both.

Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

A Thank You Note

While on Goodreads the other day I noticed that I am pushing up on having read 1,000 books. 1,000 BOOKS!!!  I can't even believe it, that's a TON of books!

When I was a teenager I didn't have cable or a phone to talk to my friends. I had my books and a radio to listen to. Of course my reading tastes have changed a bunch since then. HA! I started out with R.L. Stine and Stephen King and then moved on to Nicholas Sparks and Stephanie Meyer. Then of course Mr. Grey happened by E.L. James and it opened up a whole other world of romance for me.

My point in this post is to say a huge thank you to all the others who put themselves out there and publish your words!! Without you my life would be boring! 

Now there is no way I could mention every author by name but I wanted to give a special 
shout out to the authors that I've read the most. These authors are ones who I've read 5 or more books by.

My number 1 most read author is K.A. Linde and I've LOVED every book I've read by her. That's 18 books read that she's written. There are a few more I need to knock off my list and I will get to those soon! The book that started my obsession with her writing is Avoiding Commitment. If you love angsty reads then this author is for you! She is the #angstqueen for a reason!

Now Stephen King is my second most read author coming in with 13 books. My favorite by him is The Talisman, and I've read it 3 times since I was 16. I'm amazed at his writing ability and being able to take me out of my comfort zone. I own all his books turned movies in DVD as well. My favorite book turned movie or tv series would have to be The Mist. That ENDING!!!

J.R. Ward is my next most read author coming in with 12 books read. The Black Dagger Brotherhood series is absolutely amazing! So far my favorite brother is Zsadist in Lover Awakened. I still have quite a few books to go in this series and I will get to them soon!

Nicole Williams comes in at number 4 with 11 books read, but I'm currently reading a book by her now so she will be tied with the number 3 spot once I'm done with Exes With Benefits. My favorite book by her would be Collared, that book blew me away. My favorite quote from that book is "Try Again. Fail again. Fail Better." 

Katy Evans is tied in that number 4 spot with Nicole Willilams. Katy will always have a special place on my reading shelf because she gave me Remington Tate. That book still gives me goosebumps when I think about it. Remy will always be my #1 book boyfriend.

Whitney G is one of those authors who snuck up on me. I read her first series Mid-Life Love and fell in love with her writing, but then I got an email with a review request for Reasonable Doubt. I can still remember what it felt like reading that blurb. Holy smokes and did she EVER DELIVER! Andrew the dirty talking lawyer!

I have several tied for the next spot. Penelope Ward, Kristen Ashley, Sarina Bowen, Vi Keeland and Helena Hunting. Now these authors have a very special place on my bookshelves. Especially Vi Keeland and Helena Hunting. They are 2 of my favorite authors ever! I've read 9 books each from all of these authors. 

8 books from these authors. KI Lynn, Mariana Zapata, Stylo Fantome, Emma Chase, Nicole Edwards and Olivia Cunning. Now with Mariana Zapata, every book has been a 5 star read for me. She's at the top of my favorite authors. Stylo Fantome has all 5 stars except for one and it was a 4 star book.

There are 12 authors tied in the next position with 7 books total being read by each one.
Kylie Scott, Michelle Valentine, Stephanie Meyer, Tillie Cole, Corinne Michaels, Jayne Rylon, Colleen Hoover, Kelly Favor, R.K. Lilley, Rachel Van Dyken, Ginger Voight and Beth Kerry.

Next up is authors with 6 books read by each. L.J. Smith, K. Bromberg, Tijan, Penny Reid, Samantha Towle, Jaci Burton and Amy Harmon. Amy Harmon is another author that every book I've read by her has been 5 stars. 3 of her books make up my top 10 favorite books EVER! 

Lastly here are the authors that I've read 5 books from.
Jasinda Wilder, Erin Watt, Sylvia Day, Aubrey Bondurant, Lauren Lilley, T.L. Swan,  A.J. Pine, Jodi Ellen Malpas, J.M. Darhower, S.C. Stephens, Joanna Wylde, J.C. Valentine, Cherise Sinclair, Chantal Fernado, Madeline Sheehan and Jay Crownover.


This thank you is for every author out there. It isn't limited to just the ones I've read. There are so many out there and I want each and every one of you to feel appreciated. Never give up and know there are several thousands of readers out there for you!! ~Reanell

Friday, September 15, 2017

Review Tour: Kendall Ryan's Dirty Little Secret!

The start to a sexy new series from New York Times bestselling author, Kendall Ryan...

She’s much too innocent for me, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting the sweet, young librarian. I’m dominating and possessive, and my control streak runs a mile wide.

The way she looks at me—like I’m one of the heroes in the books she loves, like I’m broken, and she wants to be the one to piece me back together—it only complicates things further. I’m nobody’s hero.

But there’s no denying my tragic past reads like one of her favorite literary classics. It’s raw. Visceral. Captivating. And together, we’re a perfect mess.

How am I expected to resist when the sexual sparks zap between us and set me on fire? The need to control, and claim her force my walls to come tumbling down, but when she learns my dirty little secret, will my world come crashing down with it?

The story continues in Dirty Little Promise, releasing October 9th.

4 stars!!!

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Dirty secrets. We all have them. We guard them fiercely, protecting them like a mother does a precious newborn infant, cradled to her chest, away from the world’s prying eyes. Yet those dark, forbidden desires we crave won’t stay hidden for long. They have a way of coming out—usually at the most inopportune time.

Dirty Little Secret is a promising start to a new series by Kendall Ryan. It’s been a little while since I’ve read a Ryan book, and this book felt different than some of her others. I loved the anticipation, the mystery, and the alluring sex appeal of Gavin Kingsley.

The way Emma Bell and Gavin Kingsley met… it was fantastic. I don’t want to talk too much about their story, as I feel like the blurb is intentionally vague. I did really enjoy the premise of the story, I loved the characters, and I thought the book had a great flow. It was paced really well and kept me hooked.

When I first read the blurb, I thought this book might be a bit of a dark romance, but it didn’t feel dark to me. A little mysterious, erotic, and our leading man has some issues and is a little broken (just the way I like them) but it’s not a dark romance by any means. Kendall Ryan did a great job with this book. It completely held my attention, and the end left me wanting so much more. I can’t wait for the next book!

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras

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