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Release Blitz: What Lies Beneath by RJ Scott

What Lies Beneath | RJ Scott

Lancaster Falls #1

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Length: 67,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell

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Blurb

In the hottest summer on record, Iron Lake reservoir is emptying, revealing secrets that were intended to stay hidden beneath the water. The tragic story of a missing man is a media sensation, and abruptly the writer and the cop falling in love is just a postscript to horrors neither could have imagined.

Best Selling Horror writer Chris Lassiter struggles for inspiration and he’s close to never writing again. His life has become an endless loop of nothing but empty pages, personal appearances, and a marketing machine that is systematically destroying his muse.

In a desperate attempt to force Chris to complete unfinished manuscripts his agent buys a remote cabin. All Chris has to do is hide away and write, but he’s lost his muse, and not even he can make stories appear from thin air.

Sawyer Wiseman left town for Chicago, chasing the excitement and potential of being a big city cop, rising the ranks, and making his mark. A case gone horribly wrong draws him back to Lancaster Falls.

Working for the tiny police department in the town he’d been running from, digging into cold cases and police corruption, he spends his day’s healing, and his nights hoping the nightmares of his last case leave him alone.

About The Author

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USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.

RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

She’s always thrilled to hear from readers, bloggers and other writers. Please contact via the links below:

Email RJ rj@rjscott.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter | BookBub | Instagram | Pinterest

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Sweet slow burn historical romance set in 1919’s Paris

A Position in ParisA Position in Paris by Megan Reddaway

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a historical romance with a difference as everything is written in first person epistolary style through the use of journal entries.

It works quite well as it fits into the narrative style of this slow burn novel, set in Paris just after the end of the Great War as the powers that be came together to hash out the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.

The protagonists are a former Army Lieutenant Colonel, holder of a Victoria Cross and missing an eye and a leg for his efforts, and a young man in reduced circumstances supporting his mother and brother under strained conditions due to a family scandal.

The pace suits the period, it’s sombre and languid with brief flashes of emotion and I quite enjoyed it. I think, personally, I’d have preferred there to be more time with the two men together once they’d managed to overcome their obstacles and I’d have liked a bit more on page emotional and sexual contact between them but that’s just a personal choice.

What’s there works for the story.

#ARC kindly provided by the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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New series from Annabella Michaels opens with a hit

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first in a new series which is an offshoot of Annabella’s Souls of Chicago series and it’s focusing on Micah Hamilton’s security agency (Landon Greene’s husband and subject of Book 3 Protecting the Soul and it directly ties into book 5 in the series Uniting the Souls as it focuses on the search for Isaac’s missing brother Zane.

I liked this a lot, it was missing the overly dramatic elements which can sometimes pull down a plot narrative and instead, all the tensions were caused by believable issues of trust being damaged due to secrets being hidden (for perfectly valid reasons) for too long.

The relationship between Jeremy and Zach (aka Zane in hiding) was well developed and took a nice slow burn as they slowly got to know each other – even if Jeremy’s reasons for trying to find out if Zach was Zane weren’t revealed until the plot needed some tensions.

Overall this is really nice read, it’s a sweet romance between two people who on paper shouldn’t work but do. Jeremy is searching for the same happiness he sees in his friends who’ve settled down and Zane has been closed off because of his fears and past trauma for so long.

There is a really lovely ending and I truly believed in this couple’s life long happiness. Great start to this new series.

#ARC kindly provided by the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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Review Tour Blitz: Secret Santa by Jay Northcote

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Length: 38,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design
Blurb
 

Keeping secrets is never a good way to start a relationship

Theo hardly has time to date. Between work and caring for his four-year-old son there aren’t many hours left over. He’s lonely though, so he joins a hook-up app and starts chatting to a guy called Luke. Luke seems friendly and they arrange to meet. Theo doesn’t mention that he has a child. It’s early days and he’s worried about putting Luke off before they get to know each other.

Luke is currently working as Santa at the local shopping mall. He figures Theo never has to know. Christmas will be over soon and Luke will move on to a new, less embarrassing job. He’s surprised when Theo and a little boy visit Santa one afternoon. Theo doesn’t recognise Luke, and Luke realises he’s not the only one with a secret.

Despite misgivings on both sides, they start dating, and the chemistry is amazing. But as Christmas approaches their secrets pile up like colourful packages under the tree. If they’re not careful, they’ll lose the best gift of all—each other.


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Author Bio

Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content.

One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since.

Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He has five books published by Dreamspinner Press, and also self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press. Many of his books are now available as audiobooks.

Jay is transgender and was formerly known as she/her.

Website: https://jaynorthcote.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jay_Northcote
Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/dellamere
Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/jaynorthcotefiction
Newsletter: http://tinyurl.com/JN-readers
Jay’s books: http://author.to/JayNorthcote

 
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Secrets add a bit of spice to this Christmas romance

Secret SantaSecret Santa by Jay Northcote

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There are some authors who you can rely on for a good festive story no matter what and Jay is one of those.

His latest offering has a bit more of a twist to it than the usual with each of the protagonists hiding something from the other. It’s not unnecessary angst for the sake of drama though.

It felt totally believable that Theo wouldn’t want to mention his son Archie on a first date and that Luke would be embarrassed to admit he’d seen them while playing Santa.

And, speaking off children, Archie was a ‘real’ character too. By that I mean he wasn’t written as some “uber genius overly advanced for his age” child. He developed a great relationship with Luke and I loved his enthusiasm about his Santa pressies.

This is a moderately steamy book but the big scene which occurs on Christmas Day is truly delicious, involving as it does a candy cane coloured glass dildo!

#ARC generously offered by the author through Signal Boost Promotions in return for an unbiased review.

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Release Blitz: Secret Santa by Jay Northcote

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Length: 38,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Garrett Leigh @ Black Jazz Design
 Blurb
 

Keeping secrets is never a good way to start a relationship

Theo hardly has time to date. Between work and caring for his four-year-old son there aren’t many hours left over. He’s lonely though, so he joins a hook-up app and starts chatting to a guy called Luke. Luke seems friendly and they arrange to meet. Theo doesn’t mention that he has a child. It’s early days and he’s worried about putting Luke off before they get to know each other.

Luke is currently working as Santa at the local shopping mall. He figures Theo never has to know. Christmas will be over soon and Luke will move on to a new, less embarrassing job. He’s surprised when Theo and a little boy visit Santa one afternoon. Theo doesn’t recognise Luke, and Luke realises he’s not the only one with a secret.

Despite misgivings on both sides, they start dating, and the chemistry is amazing. But as Christmas approaches their secrets pile up like colourful packages under the tree. If they’re not careful, they’ll lose the best gift of all—each other.

Author Bio

Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England. He comes from a family of writers, but always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed him by. He spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content.

One day, Jay decided to try and write a short story—just to see if he could—and found it rather addictive. He hasn’t stopped writing since.

Jay writes contemporary romance about men who fall in love with other men. He has five books published by Dreamspinner Press, and also self-publishes under the imprint Jaybird Press. Many of his books are now available as audiobooks.

Jay is transgender and was formerly known as she/her.

Website: https://jaynorthcote.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jay_Northcote
Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/dellamere
Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/jaynorthcotefiction
Newsletter: http://tinyurl.com/JN-readers
Jay’s books: http://author.to/JayNorthcote

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