• ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    Karina Halle’s The One That Got Away ARC Review

    Thank you to Karina Halle and the team at Valentine PR for the advance reader copy of The One That Got Away, a new standalone second chance romance novel that releases on September 20!! I have been waiting for this book for what feels like forever. Karina announced this story awhile back and the release had to be pushed. I’ve been reading for Karina for awhile and I know that when a choice like that is made it is always for the better. When she has the time and the right headspace to create, she makes masterpieces. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “*A standalone second-chance romance* Ruby Turner was never meant to be…

  • Book Project,  Pub 350,  SFU Publishing Minor

    The Marketing of Discretion by Karina Halle

    This is the final essay I wrote for my Publishing class on Marketing for Book Publishers. The assignment was to explain the marketing campaign of a recent release. Introduction Examining the marketing strategy behind Karina Halle’s Discretion perfectly illustrates the nature of marketing within the romance genre and how it differs from the marketing of other genres. In The Book Business: What Everyone Needs to Know, Mike Shatzin and Robert Paris Riger write about the future of the publishing industry, and how romance is shaping it. Shatzin and Riger propose, “at a future date it would be fascinating to study the shift from the mass-market paperback-dominated romance industry to the…

  • Book Project,  Pub 350,  SFU Publishing Minor

    The Packaging and Positioning of Karina Halle’s Discretion

    This is an essay I wrote back in October of 2019 for my publishing class, Marketing for Book Publishers. The assignment was to explore the packaging and positioning of a recent release. Discretion by Karina Halle is the first book in The Dumonts series. The Dumonts series is a three-book deal Karina Halle signed with Montlake Romance, an imprint of Amazon Publishing. Karina Halle is a New York Times bestselling author of fifty novels in the contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and horror romance genres. Looking at Discretion’s packaging and positioning by Montlake Romance, and the larger Amazon publishing team reveals a book that was deliberately designed as a follow up…

  • ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    Karina Halle’s One Hot Italian Summer ARC Review

    I want to thank Karina Halle and Valentine PR for the advance review copy of One Hot Italian Summer; releasing on July 30th!! I was over the moon to receive One Hot Italian Summer. I am a huge fan of my fellow British Columbia native and how well she writes books set in Europe. From The Dumonts to Love, In English to my absolute favourite Racing the Sun, Karina kills it every time! Check out the Goodreads synopsis below… “After the death of her best friend and writing partner, Grace Harper is struggling both with grief, and with her next novel, the first one she’ll have to write alone. Fortunately,…

  • ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    Karina Halle’s Lovewrecked ARC Review

    Thank you to Karina Halle and the team at Social Butterfly PR for the review copy of Lovewrecked, Karina’s latest standalone contemporary romance. I am not shy on my blog about how much I love Karina and her work. This book is so incredibly personal and I feel as if we have all been on this journey with Karina as she wrote this while in self-isolation. I cannot even imagine how hard it is to write a book through all of this but to write such a powerful romance. She really outdid herself! Check out the Goodreads synopsis below… “Daisy Lewis is experiencing a relentless string of bad luck. Fortunately,…

  • Cover Reveals,  Reveals

    Karina Halle’s The One That Got Away Cover, Blurb and Release Date Reveal

    Thank you to Karina Halle and Social Butterfly PR for the opportunity to be apart of the team revealing the cover for Karina’s newest novel, The One That Got Away. The story releases on April 2nd! So after a year off of posting cover reveals I have decided to pick the practice back up again. Maybe it’s because this cover is really hot and I could not resist sharing it with you guys! Now here is the cover reveal… Here is the full cover… Here is the synopsis… Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2vjLvRp You can follow Karina here… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorkarinahalle/ Amazon: http://amzn.to/2vo9pq4 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorhalle/ Join her Reader Group: https://goo.gl/wpCBSS Stay up…

  • ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    Karina Halle’s Disavow ARC Review

    Thank you to Karina Halle, Netgalley, and the team at Montlake Romance for the advance review copy of Disavow the standalone conclusion to the Dumonts series. I could not be more excited to bring you another Karina Halle review, love my fellow Canadian so much, she always kills it! Check out the Goodreads synopsis below… “From New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle comes a seductive novel of riches, romance, and redemption. In the Dumont fashion empire, no heir has a reputation as decadent, arrogant, and ruthless as that of Pascal Dumont. Every transgression, an indecent pleasure. Every woman, a conquest. And none is more challenging than his new personal assistant, Gabrielle…

  • ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    Karina Halle’s The Younger Man ARC Review

    Thank you to Karina Halle and the team at Social Butterfly PR for the advance reader copy of The Younger Man. It is so exciting to wrap up a year of reviewing with Karina’s latest and one of her greatest. Karina is so good at an emotionally, heartwrenching, age-gap romance. Check out the Goodreads synopsis below… “Starting over was her only option. Forty-years old and still reeling from a public and painful divorce, Thalia Blackwood is looking for a fresh start, somewhere far away from her upside down life. When she’s offered a new job as the sports therapist for a football (soccer) team, she jumps at the chance. This…

  • ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    Karina Halle’s Disarm ARC Review

    Thank you to Karina Halle, Montlake Romance, and Netgalley for the advanced reader copy of Disarm, the second book in The Dumont trilogy. With help from Montlake Romance, I am available to provide an exclusive excerpt, author interview, and a rafflecopter interview if you stick around until the end of the review. This story is totally in the vein of Karina’s past romantic suspense novels. She is an amazing author, one of my faves so I am always excited to review for her regularly. Check out the Goodreads synopsis below… “Seraphine Dumont seems to have it all: she’s gorgeous, brilliant, and part of one of France’s most illustrious dynasties. But…

  • ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    Karina Halle’s Discretion ARC Review

    Thank you to Karina Halle and Netgalley for the advanced reader copy of the first book in The Dumonts series, Discretion. I was so excited to receive a copy of Discretion! Karina is one of my very very fave authors and I love when she writes in a foreign setting. Check out the Goodreads blurb… “The Riviera means indulgence—if you’ve got money. For Sadie Reynolds, a down-on-her-luck student, the Riviera means dingy hostels and back streets. When a wrong turn puts her in jeopardy, the last thing she expects is to be saved by the most handsome stranger she’s ever locked eyes with. When she later wakes up in a…

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