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RELEASE BLITZ + REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: HAIL MARY ( Hail Raisers #6 ) by Lani Lynn Vale

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HAIL MARY

Series: Hail Raisers #6

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: February 9, 2018

Cover Model:  Quinn Biddle

Photographer: Golden @ Furiousfotog

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Mary Persephone Hail

Mary—well-wished-for child.

Persephone—destruction.

Hail—well that speaks for itself.

Her name is painful to think about. Mary, his newfound daughter, isn’t a wished-for child.  Persephone, though?  Yeah, destruction is a fitting description. And Hail?  Yeah, that’s just the final f-you.

The moment that her mother drops her off on his doorstep, Dante’s hell becomes complete.

Or so he thinks.

What can make life worse after losing one’s wife and kids, you ask?  Here’s what: being given a baby that depends on him for her survival.  Finding out that the baby’s mother is dying of brain cancer, and has a husband that he never knew about. A husband that Dante knows in the marrow of his bones is trying to kill her just as surely as the cancer eating her brain.

Dante’s a bad person.  He’s done some not so nice things, and now he’s being punished for his misdeeds.  Karma is finally catching up to him.

This child that he’s been stuck with is of his flesh and bone. This child is his salvation. This child is the final nail in the coffin of his wife and daughters’ too short lives.

He doesn’t want this child.

But this child will save him whether he wants her to or not.

With the help of a friend—yes, a woman friend—Dante finds his way back to life.  But what he finds when he gets back isn’t the same life that he left behind.  Turns out, he has to start living a new one. One where he’s suddenly having feelings for a friend that helped him get through some tough times, and loving a daughter that won’t let him quit.

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4 ‘Saving Hail’ Stars

Hail Mary, indeed!!!!

The most broken of Hail’s, Dante, finally gets his salvation, in the shape of an adorable little girl, and a woman, Cobie, that felt just as broken as himself. A beautiful story of friendship, support and understanding in the hardest times, and above all, HOPE. That’s the biggest lesson, as long as Hope can arise, a light can bloom even in the darkest and lowest of our lives. 

She’d been my saving grace. My hail Mary.

Dante has been living in hell, constant pain and despair since his wife and little girls were robbed of their lives. His bleak life only starts having a bit more of meaning when little Mary – his daughter, fruit of one drunken night when he was drown in grief – is brought to his life. Mary becomes his sole reason to live.

There, on the couch, with Mary sleeping next to my thigh, her tiny feet touching my hip and Cobie in my arms, her tears slowing… I found peace for the first time in years.

That is, until he fulfills his promise to Mary’s mother, on her deathbed, of him protecting and taking care of not only that adorable little girl, but also her friend, Cobie. Cobie, a cancer survivor, finds out that the disease has caught her again. She has no one to hold on to, and as broken as she feels herself, she is tired of fighting. But one talk with Dante is enough for him to plant the seed, that maybe giving up isn’t the correct choice.

And I’d survived a lot of stuff on my own. I could do this, too.

Was there anything sexier than seeing a man, holding a sick baby who had an ear infection, shirtless? 
No. I didn’t think there was, either. 
I may be under the weather, but my body wasn’t dead. 
And the things I was feeling for the man that was clearly only ever going to be my friend was quite scary.

They become friends, and I adored their slow development of feelings, meanwhile being each others support, and help. How Dante so selflessly helped her throughout her recovering, with no agenda, and was just there for her. A true friend, when she needed it the most.

Only, I wasn’t left alone at my own house. I was left alone at Dante’s house. 
Dante’s house that was covered with another woman’s life. 
There were signs of his family everywhere.

I was becoming too dependent on him. That, and I was afraid that I was falling in love with him. 
In love with a man that I knew was about as emotionally distant as a vacuum cleaner.

The problem with this proximity, was that they couldn’t help but develop deeper feelings for one another beyond friendship. And that wasn’t an easy situation, on either side. Cobie was already half in love with the man and his little girl, but she was also fully aware of the impenetrable walls  Dante had built around his heart, after his family’s death. She knew, and could see how much he was hung up on Lilly’s memory…

What I didn’t want to do was admit that I’d gone and fallen in love with the man. Why? Because the man wasn’t ever going to fall in love with me back. His heart was already promised to another, and that would just be plain dumb for me to go and do.

And this is where I normally have a bit of an issue when it comes to this trope. Dead spouses are a very testy subject when we could can clearly see how much the H loved his wife and is attached to her memory. And my heart was hurting for Cobie, when she was fighting her feelings, because of his situation. But there was no hiding how much she loved them.

I hadn’t needed anything else—or so I thought. 
But I did need something else. 
I needed someone to take care of. Someone to love me. Someone to love my Mary. 
And Cobie did… she loved us.

That is where Lani Lynn Vale excelled giving us his perspective, where we could see his internal conflict, and the struggle he was having with his feelings for Cobie, and guilt in regards of his deceased wife. Those of us you have read the whole series – and have been anxiously awaiting his story – , knew fully well the scale of his pain, and how hard it would be for him to open himself to love again. But with Mary already having cracked part of those barriers, he just needed a little friendly push (aka advised) from the amazing secondary character, specially Ruthie, Lilly’s bff.

You have Mary, and she pulled you out of the darkness, but you have to do the rest. You have to want to live, and you can’t do that while you still cling to your dead wife. She doesn’t want you to live like this. Nobody wants you to live like this.”

Even so, it was still hard for him to come to terms with what Cobie was making him, and that was one particular scene I just wanted to kick his ass so bad – even though I understood and knew why he was reacting the way he did – with what he said to Cobie, and oh man, he made me cry even me, my heart only immediately appeased with his self loathing and regret. Instant realization and I adored that LLV, didn’t make us wait for it, and for light to shine on his feelings.

There were feelings running through me that I hadn’t even felt with my wife—which had been the real kicker in the guilt department. I wasn’t supposed to love anyone else more than I loved my wife—but I did. I loved Cobie. I loved her with my whole heart and soul… and distance wouldn’t change that.

The only anticlimactic fact was that the major grovelling he was intending to do, and I was hoping for, got cut back due to other events. Cobie deserved all that. Bit I’m so glad we got to see all the depth of his feelings for her and his regret, plus his intentions, that showed me how much he truly loved her with all his heart.

I didn’t recognize that what we have is that rare, once-in-a-lifetime, forever kind of love until you left.

But you… I can’t live without you. I don’t want to live without you.”

“I never once doubted your love for me, Dante,”

“If you hadn’t left, I wouldn’t have realized what I was missing. Without you, I wouldn’t have realized just how sad and bleak my life had become.”

OMG, it really was a beautiful story. Lani Lynn Vale’s gave us an extraordinary version of a friends to lovers, emotional and so hopeful, that I have no doubt will touch your heart, shed some tears and leave with a happy smile on your faces with Dante, Conie and their little family. A true second chance at life! <3 <3 <3 <3

Then I kissed her. I kissed her long and sweet and thorough. She tasted like second chances, salvation and starting over. I never wanted to let her go. Not ever again.

We were our second chance at life and happiness, and we weren’t wasting it.

What I don’t want to be doing is living in the past. The past is just that—the past. I’ll always be thankful for it, but it’s time for me to take a step into the future.”

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WHAT THE HAIL (Hail Raisers #4)
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THE HAIL YOU SAY (Hail Raisers #5)
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I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.

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RELEASE BLITZ & GIVEAWAY + REVIEW: WHAT THE HAIL ( Hail Raisers #4 ) by Lani Lynn Vale

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WHAT THE HAIL

Series: Hail Raisers #4

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: December 14, 2017

Cover Model: RJ Ritchie

Photographer: Furious Fotog

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He’s wanted her since he repossessed her car and made her cry.

Baylor Hail knew two things. One, he hated crying females. Two, it was even worse when he was the one to make that female cry.

He never meant to do anything but his job, but when one thing leads to another, suddenly all he can think about is the broken woman whose car he towed.

She’s wanted him since he patted her back and told her it was okay to cry even though she knew he was lying.

Nothing ever goes right for Lark.

Not when she got married. Not when she tried to leave her abusive husband, and not when she arrived in a new town with a fresh, clean slate.

That clean slate came courtesy of a secret organization that specializes in helping abused women find a way out.  They set her up with a whole new life. It just turns out that it happened to be right smack dab in the middle of another woman’s old one.

That woman also happens to be down on her luck, something that Lark learns the hard way when on her first day there, her car is towed by a handsome stranger.

It’s been two years since she’s felt any kind of sexual attraction toward a man, and she reacts badly.  We’re talking full-on, hysterical breakdown as he loads her car onto his tow truck while looking at her like she’s lost it.

Maybe being crazy isn’t all that bad.

The next thing she knows, she’s spending time with the sexy stranger and life couldn’t be better—even though she still doesn’t have a car.

She thinks she’s in the clear, that she’s got it all figured out… well, that is until her ex-husband finds her again.

Now the ball is in her sexy stranger’s court as he decides whether or not her kind of crazy is worth getting killed over.

Turns out, for Baylor Hail, maybe it is.

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As I exited their house a couple minutes later, three pieces of bacon in one hand, and a disposable cup of coffee in the other, I came to a sudden halt when I saw the woman outside getting ready to mow her lawn.

She wasn’t in jeans today.

No, she was in fucking Spandex.

Spandex.

Spandex that was pink, stretchy, and clung to her unlike anything I’d ever seen before.

The closest thing I could compare it to was fucking saran wrap.

“So, what are today’s panties?”  I asked, my filter all but gone.

This woman had the power to unman me.

She grinned and said, “I’d have to take another testicle shot at you with my button for you to find out.”

I was pretty sure it’d be worth it.

“Come on,” I said. “My ball is still throbbing if that counts.”

It was, too. Each step I took caused a sharp pain to shoot up into my belly.

I’d never felt something so debilitating in my life, and I’d been hit by a goddamn car.

She immediately reddened at my words.

“If you have to know,” she blushed seven shades of red, “they say ‘Sour Puss’ on them. Happy?”

My grin was slow as it took over my face. “Sure am.”

She rolled her eyes and looked away.

“Do you live on this street?”

I shook my head and pointed to the house that was three down from hers. “That’s my brother’s place.”

Understanding dawned.

“The tow truck.” She snapped her fingers as if she was let in on a secret. “I’ve always wondered if he was the owner, or if he was just special enough to take his truck home,” she commented.

I shrugged. “All of the employees take them home, honestly. The only way they don’t is if they’re still in the probationary period, but everyone that’s working for us right now is off probation.”

“Why?”

“Why what?” I countered.

“Why do they take them home?”

I shrugged again. “It’s easier to have them with us, that way when we get a call after hours, we don’t have to go to the shop before we run it.”

“Ahhh,” she murmured. “That makes sense, I guess. Why would someone be on probation?”

“If they’re new hires or if they’ve done something stupid like lose a car on the interstate.”

She snorted. “That doesn’t actually happen, does it?”

I grinned. “More than you’d think.”

She leaned her hip against the lawn mower almost out of instinct as she started to laugh.

However, the lawn mower started to roll, and she began to fall.

Doing my manly duty, and my manly duty only, I lurched forward, ignoring the twinge in my balls, and caught her before her ass could kiss the ground.

She gasped when I pulled her in line with my body, and her hands went to my chest.

“That was close,” she gasped. “You’re fast.”

I let her go and stepped away, and my knee nearly gave out.

“Goddamn,” I groaned as I doubled over.

She bent down with me, but my eyes were squeezed shut as I tried to breathe through the pain in my ball—which had trumped the pain in my knee.

I really thought that I might die.

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HAIL YES! I found MY Hail man!!! Baylor Hail… Swoon…

These Hail brothers sure are something else, and even though each of them is his particular brand of danger, they still manage to be as different amongst themselves, but still the same wild and tormented men at their core. 

“I don’t…do…I didn’t even realize people carried flasks anymore.” 
Her grin was rather manic. “Six boys and two girls, darlin’.”  She tucked the flask back into her purse. “I nearly died going through puberty with them. If it wasn’t for this emergency flask, then I surely would have passed away from the abundance of attitude and hormones that filled my house.”

Hell, even their own mother is the first to acknowledge the kind of menace these guys were since birth! LOL

And within this Hail trope is where we find Baylor, aka MY Hail Man! The most reclusive and laid back of the Hail brothers was absolute Romance Hero PERFECTION! 

I can see how even the heartbroken and tormented Lark, that ran from men, and any resemblance of relationship with the opposite sex, could resist nor stay away from this delicious male specimen.

In my old life, I’d been a phlebotomist. The bigger and juicier the veins, the more appealing a man became. 
This man, though? 
He had not just one good vein, but dozens of them. 
By the time I’d been able to peel my eyes away from those muscular forearms, I stalled again on his tattooed-to-the-elbows biceps.

But Baylor wasn’t like other men. He was caring and smart, but he was quiet. Subdued. He didn’t like the big hubbub of nightlife. 
He was like me…wasn’t he?

And oh boy, did the attraction have to be soul deep, considering how much pain, suffering and loss Lark – one of the many rescued bird by the Free crew – has suffered in her young age, in their horrific marriage. Enough to last a lifetime.

Because it was either that, or I was dead. 
And I didn’t want to be dead. I’d tried it once. 
It wasn’t for me.

“He broke something important inside of me, Baylor,” I told him. “When I came here…when you first met me…I was just existing. I was barely able to breathe.”

“Something is broken inside of me,” I blurted. 
His eyes studied me for long moments before he let me go. 
“Everyone’s broken, Lark,” he said. “You just have to find a way to fix yourself. Tape sometimes works.”

Even a man as reclusive and alienated as Baylor Hail had a weakness: women’s tears. And given he was the cause for those tears, when they first met, let’s just say they both made an impression on the other…  

It’s because of her big, beautiful gray eyes. Those tears had made her eyes look like a rainstorm, and you fucking love rainstorms.

I’d just seen her that morning, but it felt like freakin’ weeks. 
It’s like my eyes were thirsting for just a glance of her.

I honestly couldn’t have adored Baylor and Lark any more than I did. Maybe because I saw in them a kindred spirit in their anti-social/reclusive nature, or maybe by the way they really were twin souls, but I just gave my heart to them from the very first page on.

I’d be able to resist him.
I would.
I should’ve known that trying to resist Baylor Hail would be futile.
I didn’t, though.
Instead, I broke my cardinal rule.
To never get too close to anyone again.
I got too close.
And I liked it there.

Yep, Lark really nailed it there, it is impossible to resist Baylor! I love a good silent type – and this man sure was that -, add to that that from the get go he knew she was special, and how he fought for her, and to help her heal in any way possible, plus, I loved how unafraid he was of commitment (how refreshing that was!) and specially loved his quick solution  proposal so soon into the book. No, I’m not spoiling it! LOL

“I was checking on this girl whose car wouldn’t start, and when she stood up out of her car, the button on her jean shorts popped off and shot me straight in the ball. My favorite left one.” 
“You have a favorite ball?” 
That was Hannah, my sister-in-law, who’d asked that. 
I nodded my head. “I do. It’s the one that’s closest to my heart.” 
It was the truth.

OMG, those hilarious, ROFL moments, people! Seriously! I expected, given Lark’s tortured past, and her trauma, that this book would be a bit darker that Lani Lynn Vale’s usual diversity of setting, but yet again this woman ROCKED IT!!!! That’s right, she managed to yet again give us an absolutely perfect amount and mix of sad, happy, loving, suspenseful and sexy moments. I’ll NEVER forget the two very particular ( even though I’m not a man : ouchhhh) LMFAO scenes Baylor and Lark have gone through! OMG, seriously EPIC! 

Another reason for which What The Hail became my series favorite, and well as one of my LLV all time fav, was their relationship development speed, and how the whole plot really did revolve around them, and the clarity of the feelings! Almost zero push and pull, and zero OW/OM drama, apart from Lark’s ex. 

Fast unveiling of the story, but still deep and so well constructed characters, at every level, that surprised me with the clarity of their understanding, and just made my black heart warm with their devotion to one another.

They don’t see what I see. 
Them? They look at her and see the curvy body, the full head of beautiful hair. The ass. The tits. 
Me? I see everything—including that. Tits and ass for sure. But even deeper than that, I see the caring heart. The need to be needed. The love she had for life. The worry that she wasn’t good enough for me.

No, she only saw the beauty in everything around her. 
And that’s what humbled me.

 

“I guess you could say that. But Baylor and me?  We’re like two kindred souls. It’s easy when you find someone that is the second half of your soul—the person who gets you like no one else gets you. I may not have known the man long, Dr. Castleberry, but I’ve known him long enough to know that I love him. That I can’t see myself without him. That I don’t want to wake up in the morning without him at my side.”

So there you have it! All the reason for FIVE STARS, and for which I consider Lark and Baylor’s book a MUST READ, ONE CLICK story! This series is getting better and better, and given how swoon-worthy Baylor was, I’m giddy with excitement to see what Lani Lynn Vale has reserved for Tate and Dante, that were – before I met Baylor, that was, lol – my most anticipated of the Hail Raisers! Can’t wait! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

“One day,” he said, pushing in. 
So goddamn slow. 
“One day I’m going to fill this belly with my baby,” he promised. “I’m going to love every goddamn second of having it filled. I’m going to worship your body. I’m going to shower you with love. I’m going to make sure it’s the best thing ever, all because I want it. I want you. I can’t fucking wait…but I’m going to enjoy just you and me for a little bit.”

Baylor was my home. He was my future. I couldn’t have dreamt up a better life than the one I was finally living.

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Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles.  She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children, and lives in the Great State of Texas.

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REVIEW: LANE ( Grim Sinners MC #1 ) by LeAnn Ashers

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Series: Grim Sinners MC #1

Author: LeAnn Ashers

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: November 16, 2017

 

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Amelia

I’m fucked.

I’m fucked, plain and simple. How am I fucked, you ask? This tattooed, bearded alpha popped into my life and took it over, driving me insane.

Am I complaining? Hell no.

Do I love him? Yes, more than anything—and his daughter too.

Lane is everything to me. He came into my life when I needed him the most. I just didn’t know it at the time. He completes me. He is someone I have waited for my whole life.

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I am so fucking fucked. This five-foot-two, feistier-than-shit woman came into my life and knocked me on my ass.

She brings out every protective instinct I have, and I’m ready to go nuclear if someone even looks at her.

I love two people in this world more than life itself: Amelia and my daughter, Tiffany.
Someone made the biggest fucking mistake of their life by trying to take them both away.

Game on.

 

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I’m so sad to say I’m beyond disappointed with this book. I did not expect this level of confusion, timeline, character inconsistencies – specially the h – and plot error. All thing that should have been detected and corrected upon a good Beta reading, or even upon editing (it’s inadmissible for me at this stage to have almost all pages of FINAL edition book, highlighted with mistakes of some kind) which distracted and ruined the whole storyline for me!
I felt so much like with the author’s book, which was messy, but since it was her debut and I loved the premise, seemed like I could see her doing great things, after her writing matured, so I gave her a chance and she became an auto read for me. Well, sadly, my expectations are proven unfounded in this story. She had such potential…
Hence my extreme disappointment, when now, with quite a few books into her writing career, I come across the same problem in Lane as LeAnn Ashers’ debut novel: good premise, but poor execution…

So, I’m sorry to say, that even with my OCD, and my deep curiosity for the other characters stories, I’m not sure I’ll be able to handle this again. I sincerely hope the author is able to evolve and develop more writing skill because she has a good creative base, but a serious need of some writing lessons, so that her execution makes her ideas shine through, and not do the opposite, like it’s happening now.
Guess we’ll see. Fingers crossed…

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LeAnn Asher’s is a blogger turned author who spends her days reading and writing She released her debut novel early 2016, and can’t wait to where this new adventure takes her. LeAnn writes about strong minded females and strong protective males who love their women unconditionally.

RELEASE BLITZ + REVIEW: GIFTS (A Killers Novel # 3) by Brynne Asher

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Series: The Killers #3

Author: Brynne Asher

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 24th, 2016

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No one would say Keelie Lockhart isn’t determined.  Taking on the role of both mom and dad to her two young kids, she’s managing life the best she can.  Saddled with a century-old dilapidated farmhouse she can’t afford, a bevy of goats, two dogs, and a geriatric donkey, the last thing she has time for is a man—even if that man is a knight whose shining armor comes in the form of worn-in jeans and work boots.  

Controlled, methodical, and focused—Asa Hollingsworth takes charge of everything in life.  Working close to home after years away, he finally has the time to focus on his kids.  Little does he know, a chance meeting with a petite, strawberry-blonde stranded on the side of the road, would intertwine their lives in a way he’d never want to untangle.  

But when school bullies turn into something much worse, Asa starts to dig around.  He never dreams the troubles lurking in the hallways of the local high school would shake his family to its core.  With drug dealers lurking, bullets flying, and threats coming from every angle, Asa must do everything he can to protect the ones he loves.  

Because in the end, there’s nothing more precious than the gift of life.  

Warning:  Oh, I’m sorry, that’s a fake ID.  If you’re not eighteen, consider yourself bounced and walk away from my books.  I’ll gladly welcome you back when you become a legit adult.  That is, unless you’re my parents or my children.  If so, walk away and don’t come back.  You don’t need to know what’s in my head.

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5 Million ‘The greatest Gift’ Stars

WOW! WOW! WOW!
Every romance lover – specially the ones that love single parents trope – needs to one click the hell of this baby as soon as it’s live! Believe me you won’t regret it, because this book is EVERYTHING!!! 

Perfect love story and main characters, perfect subplot, perfect secondary characters (even the pets!) : yes, that’s right, utter PERFECTION!
I have no doubt you will fall in love with this whole gang, and I most say I adored both Asa and Keelie, but this man… Swoon…

Her hair’s a mess of waves flowing out from underneath, and for some reason, I like the fact she didn’t feel the need to do herself up.  Not that she needed to.  I’d take her covered in paint any day.

The whole story was beautifully written, but Asa was just far and beyond everything! I’m a sucker for an older, more mature Alpha (you know how much I hate immature Hs, lol) and this man really was THE BEST! Loving, patient and protective of the ones he loved but still remaining a true man’s man, OMG, I just melted and swooned all throughout the book with his actions and his words.

If a kiss could be a promise, then he just professed his declaration—heart and soul.

I’m calling dibs, I tell you, because he went straight to my top Best Book Boyfriend list, and he’s without a doubt my FAVorite of Brynne’s heroes.

“I hope you’re wet, baby.  I plan to bury myself in you so deep, you’ll feel where I’ve been for a week.”

Kellie was just as incredible, and SO STRONG! I hurt for her and her past and admired her resilience and strength – and of course her kickass spirit- and I was so glad Asa crossed paths with her, giving her a much needed breath of passion and happiness into her life!
Finding each other’s soul mate, your other half truly is the greatest gift of them all! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

I’m home—for the first time since I moved to the farm, I’m home because I’m in his arms.

I look around at what might seem like bedlam to others—but to us, it’s become a perfect kind of chaos.

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My knight in old jeans and work boots

He should write a manual.

Life doesn’t work that way. It’s left up to chance, timing, or, at best, a fluke—whichever way one’s

Wet panties don't lie.

You make my heart hurt, Asa.

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8842946Brynne Asher grew up in the Midwest and now lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, three children and her perfect dog. When she isn’t creating pretend people and relationships in her head, she is running her kids around and doing laundry. She enjoys cooking, decorating, shopping at outlet malls as well as online and is always seeking the best deal. A perfect day in “Brynne World” ends in front of an outdoor fire with family, friends, s’mores and a delicious cocktail.

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RELEASE BLITZ + REVIEW: HAIL NO ( Hail Raisers #1 ) by Lani Lynn Vale

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Series: Hail Raisers #1

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: September 27, 2017

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Evander Lennox doesn’t do anything he doesn’t want to do.  At least, that is, until he’s sent to prison.  The four years he’s incarcerated, he’s had no choice but to do the things that he’s asked to do, when he’s asked to do them.  And now, if he doesn’t, it will mean a one-way ticket straight back to hell.

Once he’s free, it takes him twenty-four hours to get his old job back, his dog at home where he belongs, and an understanding that people aren’t as forgiving as he once thought them to be. He’s just about given up hope of ever integrating back into society when a woman slams into his heart, literally and figuratively.

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Kennedy Swallow just wants to belong somewhere.

When she was younger, her parents divorced, and chose to separate her from her twin. Fast forward fifteen years, and she’s finally getting to meet the family she’s always wanted to be a part of. To make that happen, she uproots her life and moves to the tiny town of Hostel, Texas—giving her almost everything she’s ever wanted.

Just when she thinks she’s making progress in winning her family over, she finds out that her twin is ill, and the only reason her family tolerates her is due to the convenience of having a free caretaker whenever they might be in need of one.

After a few eye-opening experiences, she quickly realizes that she’s being used. Vowing to herself that she’ll make the best of the situation, she begins to steel her heart. What she doesn’t prepare for is a man named Evander who sees that barrier as a challenge.

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It takes Evander all of ten seconds while watching the woman on the floor, bleeding from her jaw, to realize that maybe life isn’t as bad as it could be.

This woman with her thrill for life, a crazy obsession with chickens, and a desire to be wanted, changes everything he thinks he knows.

But it doesn’t take long for him to realize that just by being around her, the people of the town have judged her guilty by association.

Her business suffers, and soon after, she realizes what it will mean to have him by her side—the loss of everything she’s worked so hard for.

Kennedy knows that Evander is worth it.  Evander, however, decides that he’s not letting another person get hurt because he was stupid enough to care.

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Hail No was more Hail Yeah!, because Evander and Kennedy’s story was the perfect start for this brand new and oh so promising series – if you don’t know what I mean, just check out those covers and Blurbs!!!

Evander has been very recently released from prison where he was wrongly convicted to, and now is back to the town where people seems to either hate him or want to have a roll in his bed. So basically everyone is out to get him, and that makes him awry of everyone. Well that is, until a certain adorable and quirky farmer gave him no other choice.

Kennedy relocated all her life three and a half years ago to start fresh and be near her new found family, specially her twin sister, so now her life is fully dedicated to them as well as to all her farm and its animals. Being the gently and giving soul that she was, when she crossed paths with the giant, smoking HOT tattooed ex-con, she didn’t she what the man that everyone seemed to look down on and be suspicious of, oh no, she saw the real him. And the more she got to know him, the more she wanted him. 

If there’d ever been a time where I wanted a man, it was now. I wanted him, and I wanted him bad.

Being how he knew he had no future to give to anyone, Evander did his best to push Kennedy away, and to show her the damage she was doing to herself by just being near him,even if it killed him to deny the insane attraction that came to the forefront each time they met.

I wanted her. 
I wanted her in my arms. 
I wanted her under my skin.
 I wanted her in my life.

No one could say that Kennedy was a quitter, because each single time that Evander pushed she went and attached herself to him, almost figuratively, lol, and didn’t allow for one single second that the disgusting and unfair townsfolk to keep her from the man she could she was as special and good to heart as they come.

And that’s when I knew that I didn’t care if this was a mistake.
 Nothing this good…nothing that felt this good…could be a mistake.

I loved Kennedy’s battle and resilience, but I really wish she had just fought for herself just as much has she fought for Van or for the rest of her family, but the way she was a pushover for them, and the horrible way they treated her, left me felling down with the character. 

Also, adding to that that I prefer when the H is the pursuer, and here it felt that Kennedy was the chaser for the beginning at least. Don’t get me wrong, I adored that she defended him, and didn’t give up on being near, I just felt if she hadn’t they probably would have never have this epic love they did, that he would have let his demons steal it, while blinded by his sense of protection and preservation of her, that would never have taken the chance, the risk. On that point I’m so glad she did, because of it he fell hook, line and sinker, and it was beautiful to see.

She’d wormed herself into my life, planted herself so deeply into my goddamn heart that I didn’t think I’d ever be man enough to let her live without me.

And damn, it’s such a shame on that point, because this man had Best Book Boyfriend written all over him! Ok, he still is that, very much so, and given how rightfully awry he is of people, I say he took a huge leap, along Kennedy in. Not only in, but completely sealing his heart!

I swear to Christ, this woman was my fuckin’ heart.

And in turn, he stole mine right out of my chest, right along with Kennedy’s, because every love profession, every  loving gesture, after he came to terms with it, was a thing of beauty. Yes, I could have gone without the numbering of how many woman he slept with, and his manwhore past, but I understood why he felt the need to do it, given Kennedy was given him her virginity, but he just went the wrong way at it. Typically guy mistake. LOL 

I quickly forgave him, though, first because all this was in the past, before meeting the heroine, second, because that is no longer the man he was, and he changed his ways after prison, so it has been a looooonnnggggg time for him, and third, he said the most swoon worthy things to Kennedy! Seriously, I melt in a puddle more than once!

“Spent every fucking second, of every fucking day since I’ve met you, thinking about you. Worrying about you. Wondering if you’ve eaten yet,” I whispered against her skin.  “I’ve slept with you only a handful of times, but it was enough to know that I don’t ever want to sleep without you again.”

OMG, see what I mean?! <3

Oh, Lani Lynn Vale has yet again made me cry – as well and laugh and all the other feels – in this book, because there are a couple of scenes there that if, like me you’re a animal lover, I’m certain you’ll be sobbing too, so don’t say you weren’t warned.

Evander and Kennedy were indeed the perfect introduction to the Hail Raiders series, and we could already meet most of the future Main Male Characters, and I considering all the trouble and troubled character, each and everyone of them seems to be, they look beyond promising! I feel another LLV epic series coming, and I can’t wait!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 

“There is one thing on this Earth that has the power to destroy me.  That’s you,” he declared.  “I love you, and I can’t imagine a life without you.  There’s not a single moment that goes by throughout the day that I don’t think about you.  So yes, I love you. It doesn’t matter if you break my heart for all to see…I’ll love you forever and always.”

 

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Series: The Dixie Wardens Rejects MC #7

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: August 25, 2017

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Tobias knows that women are a lot of trouble, and one in particular is more trouble than most. Yet even with the knowledge that she’s a pain in the ass, he doesn’t stop himself from doing the one thing he knows that he shouldn’t do—fall in love with her.
It’s supposed to be simple. Get in, get the girl, and get out.
What Tobias isn’t supposed to do is fall for the woman he’s supposed to rescue. But he can’t help being intrigued–and amused–by the defiance rolling off Audrey every time he so much as speaks to her. This fascination only intensifies with every single word from her delectable mouth.

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It’s been six years since her assault, yet it feels like it happened just yesterday. Audrey’s sick and tired of feeling so useless. She’s had enough of being scared, she’s doesn’t want to be all alone for the rest of her life. All of that boils down to a woman who’s had enough of not doing anything to reclaim her life.
She’s at a loss as to how to move on, and every attempt she makes results in failure. Just when she’s ready to quit, a sexy biker is there to push her out of her comfort zone.
Under Tobias’ patient guidance, Audrey slowly makes her way back to herself. She lands a job that she adores, and she thinks she’s finally found her place in this world. Most surprisingly, though, she finds herself falling in love with a man that honestly scares her to death.
Just when she vows to take that final step that’ll put her past in her past forever, the life she wants to live is yanked away. Leaving her with nothing to pick up the pieces.

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Hot damn! Lani Lynn Vale did it again, and I’m equal parts sad to see my LLV’s FAV series go (though we know we’ll get more at some point from the Dixie Wardens Rejects, yay) and so, so very happy, because For The Love of Beard, Tobias and Audrey story, really was the PERFECT conclusion for the series. A story of rebirth and healing at its very best, with Toby stealing my heart with the way he cherished and loved Audrey from their very first encounter! I Adored these two, their tale and all the feelings they created, so very much!

As we know from Beard Up – if you haven’t yet read this amazing story, you NEED to! – Tobias was sent to save and protect Audrey from a possible and terrible fate, what he hadn’t counted was to fall in love at the spot.

I was that annoying man who followed her around like a goddamned puppy.

 

It was the longest two days I’d ever experienced. 
On the plus side, we got all her crap packed. The downside? I lost my heart.

Audrey, as we LLV’s fans know, is Tunnel’s sister, and was horribly sexually assaulted six years prior – Life To My Flight – and has sense retracted on to herself, just revealing a snappy and sassy persona, and kidding her true self, and protecting her heart behind steel walls.

Fully acknowledging all this and the rough path that laid ahead for him, Tobias took an amazing way to approach Audrey’s prickly demeanor, showing how much he understood and cared for her beyond everything else. 

On the outside, I may look undamaged. But if it was possible to see to the heart of a person, mine would look torn, mangled and bruised.

Toby really was the perfect match for her in every way, and I couldn’t have pictured a better person to understand all that Audrey had been trough and its subsequent damaged. After all broken souls and damaged hearts is something his family is well versed in. Something that luckily Lani will allow us to explore in her upcoming new series, Hail Raisers.

Through a lot of patience, true love and care, Audrey’s soul slowly started to heal, and Toby’s heart, to his own surprise, gained a new life, in his love for her. They truly healed one another.

All of it was gone, and in its place was Audrey. 
She surrounded me, filled my heart, and I never wanted her to leave.

And when Audrey couldn’t resist the handsome, tattooed and bearded biker, that was a standing feature in her life, anymore, and gave in to their attraction, and let go, it was everything and more that Toby could have wished for, so much more. It was explosive! 

He plundered my mouth, his tongue tangling with my own, as he claimed me. 
And it was a claiming. Everything in that kiss told me exactly what I needed to know.
I was his. Now. Tomorrow, and next week. He wanted me, and I had to either accept it, or fight.

Once that line was crossed there was no stopping them, and oh boy, were they HOT!!! Prepare yourself, because this book has the steamiest sex scenes in any of Lani Lynn Vale’s book! *cue fanning myself*

Until then, I’m going to be the best roommate you’ve ever had.” 
“A roommate with benefits?”  She started to chuckle. “Will you sneak into my room at night and have your dirty way with me, Mr. Dixie Warden Reject?” 
I grinned widely. “Yeah, but you won’t be leaving my bed after we’re done.” 
“Why is that?” I turned my serious eyes back to the road, too. 
“Because you won’t be able to feel your legs until morning.”

And their banter! It was so incredible awesome and hilarious at times! I’ll say it again, and again, truly PERFECT MATCH!

I was more than aware of the consequences. I’ve attended nine police officer funerals in my years as a cop. I knew better than she did the sacrifices we had to make each day, and the possibility of putting that shield on over our hearts one day, but not the next.

As per LLV usual we have all those suspenseful, hilarious, steamy and emotional moments, as well as a touching sensibilization for the hard and dangerous reality that is working in Law Enforcement. Lani’s main characters, are, imo, so incredibly enticing for the realism in which she portraits them, and Tobias and Audrey are the perfect example of it. I loved them beyond words, and I’m said to see these Rejects go, but I’m sure this isn’t the last of we’ll see of them. Now, counting down the days until LLV’s new series and their first installments, Pitch Please and Hail No! Lani’s really spoils us rotten, and I couldn’t love her more for it! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

There were a lot of people in love in the world, but only the ones who truly felt it the deepest, and were willing to fight for that love, were the ones that stayed together.

“I love you, Audrey Morrison, soon-to-be Hail.” I squeezed his neck tighter. “I love you right back, Tobias Hail.

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I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.

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Release Date: August 17, 2017

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He stalked me from the moment he saw me. He watched me day and night.

Butcher is what everyone calls crazy. They see all the tattoos and scars and to be honest, to most people he looks downright scary. He’s dangerous. He is after all the enforcer to the Devil Souls MC.

But to me? He’s just Butcher. I see him. I see who he really is. I see a man who will do anything for the people he cares about. I see the man who will protect and love me above everything else.  

I am just as obsessed with him as he is me. I will die for him and he would kill for me.  

What everyone doesn’t know is I have the same crazy inside of me…

 

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She is mine. She was mine the moment I laid eyes on her.

With one look, Butcher really found his perfect counterpart, because with Shay, LeAnn Ashers really created the perfect heroine to fit with his crazy and blood thirsty nature. Or maybe even surpass him…

Fucking crazy. I grin back at her. She’s perfect.

OMG, she really was a nut, and spitfire of a woman, but with her background, how could it not be?! She was raised to be a badass, and that is what she is. 

I am not a totally normal person, nor am I sane. I fight and have a temper that gets the best of me, but I am who I am. I am the daughter of the ex-president of the Grim Sinners. I grew up seeing violence, and I wasn’t affected because it happened when it was necessary.

Sadly, at times, and like in the previous book, but here in less expression, these characters, and specially the female main characters tended to have crazy OTT reactions, far to exaggerated, which made them lose credibility as a whole. I love strong personalities, either in their fragility or craziness, but I want to believe them and consistency in the behaviors, and there’s where Shay lost me a bit.  

Shay really was as hot tempered as she claimed, and we get some awesome moments where we end up laughing with her craziness, but no one enjoys her shows more than Butcher. How could he not, he’s there every single moment to appreciate it and see he found his perfect match.

Him stalking me isn’t the most conventional way to go about all of this but, like I said, MC men aren’t normal, and Butcher is something different altogether.

You all know how much I love a good stalker Hero, and Butcher was ALWAYS there, shadowing Shay every single moment of her day and night – even though the author took it to the extreme, 24/7, when we all know that is humanly impossible, and therefore created again some inconsistencies in the plotline – and his devotion shone through in every action. I honestly loved him, and his stalkerish OTT behavior was more than justified by events of his past. I could practically feel his fear of losing her. With that one look, she became his whole world.

I am in fucking trouble, because she owns me. She has owned me from the first smile.

I was just dead inside, and I continued to be that way until you, my Shay. You made me feel for the first time in a long time. It fucking eats at me when you leave my sight, because I can’t stand the thought of something happening to you.”

I got demons, Shay, but you make that shit less haunting. Your light keeps them at bay.”

For a silent type, Butcher really made us swoon every time he spoke and revealed his feelings to Shay.  Only ever to her. He was still the dark and scary badass biker to everyone else, but to her and their family he revealed his true light, his love and care. Of course Shay knew that this was her true treasure. His undying love, that she gave in return too, and knew that he cherished above all else. 

“I just love you, Butcher.” She snuggles her head in my chest. 
My heart beats a little faster. She loves me, this crazy fucker who thrives on violence. 
I can say one thing though. 
No one will love her as much as I do.

This man really  was fantastic, I tell you, Butcher made this book for me, I could FEEL the fragility of his heart like the was placing it in our – in reality Shay’s – hands. My heart broke for him and his longing, for a family, and love.

My family. For the first time I have everything I never I thought I would have but dreamed I would.

“I have nightmares that this is a dream,” Butcher whispers and my heart breaks a little at his words. His dark eyes look deep into mine, his face scarred up and beautiful. 
“It’s real. I am real.” I take his hand and press it to my heart. “This is yours.” 
“I don’t deserve you, my Shay. But I am selfish and will take you any way I can.”

There he goes again making my black heart hurt… *Cue teary eyes*

I have to say I enjoyed Butcher’s book than its predecessor, and if not for the inconsistencies,unnecessary over description and repetition, and some discrepancies, I would have love it even more, after all, you can tell how much I loved the Hero. Those things, though in much less quantity than in the previous book, managed to yet again, distract me from the story itself, when in fact I normally would have loved and devoured a this book, given it was a safe MC read, and we all know how hard it is to come by one. It’s like a freaking safety unicorn, lol! 

Nonetheless, I feel for Butcher, and enjoyed his, and Shay’s story, we can she the countless potential for spinoffs and more installments with the huge number of interesting side characters, and I’m sure LeAnn Ashers will give us a deeper look into them and maybe their own tale, and I can’t wait to see who comes next! Maybe Lane?! After that teaser bit with the vet, I need to know more! <3 <3 <3 <3

Once he loves, he loves with all of his heart and soul. That is Butcher.

This is the beginning of our happily ever after.” 
Shaylin gives me that heart-shattering smile. “To crazy, unconventional love.”

 

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LeAnn Asher’s is a blogger turned author who spends her days reading and writing She released her debut novel early 2016, and can’t wait to where this new adventure takes her. LeAnn writes about strong minded females and strong protective males who love their women unconditionally.

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Sean is a man with needs—needs that a lot of women were ready and willing to fulfill. Yet, the only woman that he wants to fulfill them dumped him for another man. A man who’s a member of his MC and is someone he has to see every single day and twice on Sundays.
He’s bitter and angry. He’s definitely not in the right frame of mind when it comes to dealing with women. Which is unfortunate for his new partner, Naomi, a fresh-out-of-school and totally green paramedic.

Naomi’s got enough problems on her plate. A brother who’s self-destructive and doesn’t care who he takes down with him. A man who she’s in love with but who doesn’t love her. A job that she hates because it is a constant reminder of what she can’t have.
Desperate to distance herself from her problems, she runs, taking the first job in her field that she finds willing to take on someone with so little experience.
The last thing she needs is a perpetually pissed off partner, especially when he sets her blood on fire.
But life doesn’t ask how much you can handle when it dishes out challenges. It just keeps piling them on until you’ve bested them or you’ve buckled under them.

Sean really doesn’t want to like his new partner, Naomi. He just wants to be left alone to live his life however he damn well pleases and without complications.
Naomi doesn’t care what he wants, she can’t be anything but herself. It isn’t long before she’s breaking down his walls and making him feel again. She’s trying to pull him closer and he’s pushing her away.
It’s not long before Sean sees the error of his ways.
It’s too bad, though, that by the time he realizes she’s the one, Naomi’s already gone.

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Sean, aka Seanshine, we know from the previous Rejects installments, and all this bearded handsomeness, and Naomi we saw in most of the Kilgore Fire series (a felt so mad for the poor girl) finally said it was enough and decided a new beginning in a new place and new job was in order. She was just not counting on her new partner!

Sean and Naomi really are two peas in a pod, but for the less fortunate of reasons. They both have the WORST luck in all things romantic and heart related like. They really do…

Love didn’t agree with me. I always, and I do mean always, got burned.

So much so that coincidently, or because they both hit rock bottom, lol, they both have sworn of any kind of romantic relationship or involvement. The timing couldn’t have been worse though, since they did it exactly before meeting for the very first time. What they were not expecting was that instant and sizzling magnetism that surrounded them immediately.

And Naomi had the kind of face that drove men to start wars in the first place.

Having been burnt SO many times in the past made them fight these feelings like hell, and become wary of their bodies reactions towards one another. It sure was interesting to see!

She was everything that I looked for in a woman, and it literally baffled my mind that she had man trouble.

Ignoring their palpable pull, they formed a easy friendship and work partnership. I loved that! It was great to see them get to know each other better and simultaneously trying to fight and hide their true feelings. That is, until Sean decided enough was enough! LOL

I was done playing friends. I was done with my good intentions.  I was also done fucking my life up.

I loved how fully aware the were of their own personal issues – consequence of their initial friendship – and most of them they had in common anyway. They never went in blind, or were caught of guard. They truly were kindred spirits!

“This isn’t a good idea,” I told him.  “I’m the queen of bad ideas.”
His grin was wicked.
“If you’re the queen, I’m the king.”

And once they gave in, they finally understood why they had gone trough all the pain and heartbreak in the past. To be able to find and value one another. They realized their past love was indeed forgotten, that they had healed each other. The true silver lining!

I’d tried to give my heart away a few times, but no one seemed to want it. Now I know, though, that it was because all along it was meant for you.

Add to their true romantic awakening some suspense that gets us on the edge of our seats, because even after submitting to their feelings, they still had a big road ahead, which caused me to shed some tears, so be prepared, I was amazed with Sean’s strength and love for Naomi. I have to confess I was a bit turned off my some references to Ellen, his ex, so I can honestly say he made me forget those. He revealed to be the perfect utterly devoted – and still totally badass – Hero!

“You take my breath away,” I whispered fiercely to her. “You make me want to be a better man. A man who you can always count on to never let you falter.”
Her head came up, and I realized who it was I was dealing with in a matter of seconds.
My other half. The compliment to my soul.

Of course we had the rest of Lani Lynn Vale’s winning formula, adding to the already fantastic romance and suspense, of hilarious ROFL moments, and the Squatty Potty sure is something I won’t soon forget. LMAO

“This is a different concept at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’ll become like second nature,” I continued. “What used to take forty long minutes, with butt tingling numbness about halfway through, now is a quick in and out process that you won’t have one single complaint about.  Satisfaction guaranteed!”

I’m Only Here for the Beard really was a kickass journey from start to finished. It was so good to get snippets of the previous couples as well as the future ones. ANd, OMG, Lani really is trying to kill us with Ghost’s POV teasers! Jessie and Elle can’t come fast enough so we get one step closer to Ghost’s!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

“There’s not a lot of room in here for pain, because you’ve filled it full with love.” I patted my chest, directly over my heart. “You fought off all my demons, and you replaced all my nightmares with hopes and dreams.”

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SON OF BEARD

Series: The Dixie Wardens Rejects MC #3

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: April 27, 2017

Cover Model: Tank Joey

Photographer: Golden at Furious Fotog

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Truth Alan Reacher was a biker. He was a bladesmith. What he was not, was a fool.

The moment he walked in on his girl screwing his cousin on his bike, he does the only thing he can do.

He ditches the bike seat—and the girl—riding right out of her life without a backwards glance.

That is until he’s forced to attend the marriage of his cousin to his cheating ex-girlfriend.  The only bright spot of the entire thing was watching some chick go off on the groom—the groom’s ex-fiancé—right in the middle of the bouquet toss.

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Verity Ruthann Cassidy was supposed to be here today attending this wedding as the bride, not watching the festivities as a guest from the chairs she’d painstakingly purchased covers for while her fiancé—now her ex-fiancé—screwed around on her with another woman.

The icing on the wedding cake that she refuses to eat? She’s forced to attend the wedding due to her mother being the wedding planner.

However, the night doesn’t turn out quite the way she expects it due to the hot-as-hell biker sitting in the chair directly beside her. The man gave one hell of a speech during the reception that sounded like something that could have come straight out of her own mouth, and she enjoyed every single second of it.

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Thrown together under similarly lousy circumstances, the two newly single jilted former lovers of the happy couple decide to go to Vegas on what was to be Verity’s honeymoon trip.

One thing leads to another, and the next thing they know, their night has gone from a celebration of being single to a marriage—to each other.

Verity and Truth now have to figure out if everything that happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas.

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“In true Lani Lynn Vale fashion, this plays like a movie, that has you going through all the feels. Super hot sexy times, major drama, and the perfect amount of danger to make things interesting but not over the top.” – MJ’s Book Blog and Reviews

“Son of a Beard is one WILD, ACTION-PACKED RIDE!”– Dani Hodge

“If you love a hot bladesmith, MC biker, former SEAL, with killer tattoos and a beard, with a strong and confident woman by his side when he allows, Then go and read this book. You won’t be sorry.” -Alpha Book Club

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“One man’s used up slut is another man’s brand new bride.”

Is this or is this not one of the best opening lines EVAH?! Best best-man speech ever!!! LMFAO

Lani Lynn Vale sure gave us one hell of a ride with Son of a Beard!!! Of course with a tricky premise like this one, it was set to be one surprising story, and that it was!

Truth caught the surprise of a lifetime when he arrived home and caught his live in ‘girlfriend’ screwing his cousin on his bike. Mind you, his shock and rage wasn’t for the woman herself but for his bike! That says all about their ‘relationship’ and what she meant to him. The desecration of his precious bike was the big issue!

My bike meant the world to me, and I hadn’t been able to sit on it without thinking about them since then.

Verity’s situation with her cheating fiancée (the one caught screwing Truth’s girlfriend) was even worse, specially with the way she was confronted by the situation. Poor woman.

But well there is always a silver lining, and theirs is their meeting in the wedding from hell. And a second one, that EPIC best man speech!

And boy, oh boy was that a meeting, the attraction was immediate and they sure took advantage of the crappy situation they were on. Their bodies demanded it so!

I wasn’t normally so slutty, but hell, if you saw this man, you’d have jumped at the chance to do him, too!

Of drunken trip to Las Vegas and their life would never be the same! 

Truth was the very personification of hermit, all he wanted was his life of solitude with his blacksmith trade but when fate again brought Verity to his doorstep, she ended up blowing that all away. 

I’m with her, what is so damn sexy about a sweaty hot man pounding metal to submission? I don’t know, but I totally got her. Irresistible!!!

“Bladesmith,” he muttered, still not taking his eyes off of what he was hammering.  “Different set of training, and different set of skills are required to do the two.”

He was just as intrigued by her, with her proper facade, but out of the boy personality. Verity was everything he craved and never dreamt he wanted.

God, she sounded so prim and proper that I wanted to strip the pants from her lower half and fuck that proper right out of her.

And rock her world he did, but definitely not as much as she rocked his. They were the perfect match, and sarcastic, witty and sassy lines between them, more than prove it.

“You don’t have any time for you?” he tilted his head to study me.
He was now leaning against my GG’s china cabinet, and I realized how out of place he looked in front of it.
“I blow.”
He blinked.
“That’s good news, I guess,” he drawled.

LOL, this sure was one of Lani’s most hilarious couple. Verity really brought Truth’s best features to light, and I loved every single second of it!

“Didn’t realize you let women fight your battles, Son.” Truth’s father backed away, taking a hold of his wife’s arm. “Though I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that you can’t handle your business.”
“I can handle my business,” Truth said, leaning back into his chair. “It’s just sexier when she does it for me.”

Don’t get me wrong, Truth isn’t by any means perfect. There was one moment there when he was trying to push her away, that he said some horrible things to Verity – even though he had his reason for it – so bad that I wanted to nut punch him, but after a away she could see way he had done it, and ended up fighting for him. I wish it had been him taking the first step (ok, he tried) for their reconciliation, but it also proved to us what a strong and intelligent woman she is. 

Certainly all the HOT sex had something to do with her fast forgiveness, I’m sure. These two were explosive together!

“You feel so fucking good, baby. Like a dream,” I rasped, sweeping my lips up the line of her jaw.

It was incredible to revisit all the previous couples, and their women insight on their men really was spot on. Perfect description for these Dixie Wardens Rejects MC men!

“But there’s this thing about the man you love,” she whispered, not caring that the man she loved was standing at her back, listening to every word. “They can drive you insane, but at the end of the night, when you’re in their arms, everything that was wrong with that day ceases to exist.”

Son of a Beard really was a kick ass ride. Action packed, hilarious ROFL moments and amazing character and relationship development from start to finish. Lani Lynn Vale never let’s us down (ok, maybe a little, because I NEED to know Ghost’s identity!!!), and this book and series is yet another proof of her immense talented in creating unforgettable stories. Can’t wait for Jessie James story! Actually I want ALL of the rest of the gang’s books like, yesterday!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

“I trust you completely, Truth. With my heart and with my body,” she whispered.  “You’re a good man.”

But, most of all, I loved how he loved me.  Without limits. He didn’t care that anyone thought he was whipped or too attentive to me. He only cared about what he and I thought, and that was everything.

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I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.

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Series: The Dixie Wardens Rejects MC #2

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: March 30, 2017

Cover Model: Jacob Wilson

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Tally is a twenty-year-old single mother struggling to finish nursing school.  Has she made mistakes in life?  Sure, but her daughter isn’t one of them. She works hard, she studies even harder, and she’s only a few weeks away from graduating.

She’s living her life the best she knows how when she witnesses a near miss motorcycle accident between a car and a biker. A biker that happens to be the most talked about teacher at her college.

The moment she meets those startling blue, narrowly-escaped-death eyes, she realizes quickly that life as she knows it has changed.  No longer will she be content to let life pass her by, even if it puts everything she’s worked so hard for in jeopardy.

Tommy is a highly skilled doctor.  A teacher.  A veteran.  A fully-patched member of The Dixie Wardens MC.  He’s lonely, but also set in his ways.  What will it take for this man to accept that he needs to make some changes in his life? Apparently, it’ll take a guy in a truck, who’s preoccupied with his phone rather than focused on the road, nearly plowing into him on his bike at seventy miles per hour. Oh, and a twenty-something year old nursing student witnessing the entire thing from only a few feet away.

It only takes a second, a single heartbeat in time, as he looks into her worry-filled eyes to realize that he’d give anything for a single night with her.  He may lose his job in the process, but after that one incredible night turns into an amazing weekend, he knows it’s worth the risk for the promise of her forever.

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I leaned back in my chair, letting my pencil drop onto the couch beside me, and stared at him.

“What are you doing?”

He worked his jaw, his hand coming up to allow his fingers to scratch his beard.

He looked so freakin’ sexy, even doing innocuous things like touching his majestic beard.

It really was majestic…and longer than I remembered.

Was he growing it out? I wonder what it would feel like rubbing against the inside of my thighs?

“That look won’t get you anywhere right now,” he murmured.

I bit my lip.

“I…” I didn’t have anything to say to that.

I really shouldn’t be thinking about it.

Really.

I shouldn’t be thinking about how his cock filled me up. I shouldn’t be thinking about the erection I could now see straining his pants. I shouldn’t be wishing I could take it out and swallow it…

“Stop,” he snapped.

I’d bitten my lip, but my eyes remained on his cock.

And the next thing I knew, there was a two hundred and thirty-pound man on top of me, pinning me to the couch.

I gasped, taken aback at the suddenness.

He used my gasp against me, slamming his mouth to mine as he thrust his tongue into my mouth.

I moaned.

He tasted like chocolate.

I’d seen him eating M&M’s in class when I’d passed his classroom door on the way to my own.

I’d also been insanely jealous of that candy.

I wanted to melt in his mouth. I wanted to be the thing that he enjoyed the taste of.

He thrust his leg in between my thighs, and I parted them without hesitation before wrapping my arms around his shoulders and pulling him even closer to me.

I forgot what I was doing. I forgot where I was. I forgot everything, focusing only on the feel of his body on mine. The taste of his mouth. The smell of his skin.

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O…M…G… Fear the Beard is pure Lani Lynn Vale PERFECTION!!!

Brilliantly written storyline (forbidden romance, one of my favs), kick-ass characters, and unbelievably good love story, that cemented this new series, The Dixie Warden Rejects, my new LLV favorites! The guys are pure gold, in the most delicious bearded package!
And let me take a minute of pause her to take a breath and fan myself because, this book should seriously come with a warning: OVARIES EXPLOSION WILL PROBABLY OCURR, because, three words: DR. FREAKING TOMMY! *cue the fanning/cold shower* DR. Bones (sorry, Dr. Tommy, I know you hate that) really is the appropriate nickname for him, hello, sexy package, hot professor vibe, and how he fell at first sight by Tally’s little girl! Beyond dreamy!!! It will be hard to top him, it was THAT good! My Lord, Lani sure made things hard, now I don’t know if I want Tommy or Kai to myself… Decisions, decisions… Oh, well, I guess I’ll take BOTH!!!<3 <3 <3 <3 <3

“Always a ray of sunshine, our girl.”
Tally’s eyes left her child and came back to me.
“You mean that?”
 “Mean what?” I whispered.
“That she’s your girl.”
 I nodded my head. “I love her, she’s mine just like her mother.”

Ps. This book is completely, 100% SAFE!!! 😉

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I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.

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