• ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    Helena Hunting and Debra Anastasia’s Before You Ghost ARC Review

    Thank you to Helena Hunting and her team for the advance reader copy of Before you Ghost, which is out now! I am a member of Helena Hunting’s Review Team, this does not affect the honesty and integrity of my review. Who doesn’t love a surprise holiday themed release! Helena and Debra have taken something as morbid as death and scary as ghosts. And instead given all of us a book that is both extremely funny and sexy. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “It’s hard to miss your boyfriend when he’s standing right next to you being a sarcastic nimrod. I have a temper and he has an attitude. Our antics inside and…

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    Sophie Kinsella’s Love Your Life ARC Review

    Thank you to Random House – Dial Press and NetGalley for the advance reader copy of Love Your Life, releasing on October 27th! I was floored that I had the chance to get an ARC of a new Sophie Kinsella book. I have actually never read a book by Sophie Kinsella but my entire time as a reader I have known who she is. From the Confessions of a Shopaholic series to standalone such as Can You Keep a Secret? and I’ve Got Your Number, Sophie Kinsella is a prolific writer and a titan of the romance genre. It is my honour to be able to review her new book months…

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    Naughty Books Documentary Review

    I want to thank Social Butterfly PR for the advanced screener of Naughty Books a new documentary from director Austen Elanore Rachlis. This is a bit of a different review from me. I had an opportunity to watch a screener of this documentary. A documentary all about the ups and downs of the genre we all love. NAUGHTY BOOKS: A Documentary directed by Austen Eleanore Rachlis and starring Kelli Maine, Laurelin Paige, Kristen Proby, CJ Roberts, Aimee Garcia, Allison Tolman and Aisha Tyler is available now! “No one was prepared for the success of Fifty Shades of Grey. Originally written in 2010 as a piece of Twilight fan fiction and…

  • ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    Devney Perry’s Rifts and Refrains ARC Review

    Thank you to Devney Perry and her team for the review copy of Rifts and Refrains, the second standalone book in the new Hush Note series. The Hush Notes series is a collaboration project between Sabrina Bowen, Devney Perry and Rebecca Yarros. Sarina Bowen’s story of the lead singer of the band Hush Note, and then Devney Perry and Rebecca Yarros took up the mantle of writing the stories of the other two band members. I have worked with Devney in the past so I was able to get my hands on this instalment early, but rest assured I am picking up the other two ASAP!! Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “From the moment…

  • ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    Emma Scott’s When You Come Back to Me ARC Review

    Thank you to Emma Scott and Valentine PR for the advance reader copy of When You Come Back to Me, the second standalone in the Lost Boys series. I absolutely adored the first book in the Lost Boys series so I was super excited to continue reviewing this series. I signed up for this without realizing it was M/M, so when I started it I got even more excited. Emma Scott wrote one of my fave M/M love stories, Someday Someday. There is even a connection between that book and this one, which made the whole situation even sweeter. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “At Santa Cruz Central High School, they called them…

  • ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    Lauren Blakely’s One Exquisite Touch ARC Review

    Thank you to Lauren Blakely and the team at Candi Kane PR for the advance reader copy of One Exquisite Touch. The first standalone in The Extravagant series releases on October 16th. I am a member of Lauren’s review team, but I stand by my reviews remaining honest and true. What more could you want from Lauren Blakely, a sexy masquerade, a little MFM action, a billionaire, and a rivals-to-lovers story! So many fun tropes wrapped up into a sweet little package! Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “A sexy rivals-to-lovers standalone, rich with masquerades, billionaires and forbidden trysts!When the invitation arrived, it detailed the rules of the masquerade — no names, no…

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    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…

  • ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    Lauren Blakely’s Thanks for Last Night ARC Review

    Thank you to Lauren Blakely and Candi Kane PR for the advance reader copy of Thanks For Last Night, the third standalone in The Guys Who Got Away series. Just so you all know, I am a member of Lauren’s review team, but I stand by my reviews remaining honest and true. What can I say besides the fact that Lauren’s The Guys Who Got Away series has been made up of stories you can not help but devour and Thanks for Last Night definitely fit that mold. I read it quickly and fell for it hard. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “A sexy new friends-to-lovers standalone! Let me list the reasons…

  • 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…

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    Laura Trentham’s A Highlander is Coming to Town ARC Review

    Thank you to St. Martin’s and NetGalley for the advance reader copy of A Highlander is Coming to Town, part of the Highland, Georgia series which releases September 29th! I was approached by St. Martin’s via NetGalley to read and review this Christmas themed story. I opted into the opportunity because who does not love Scots and Christmas, at any time of the year. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “The third book in the Highland, Georgia romantic comedy series from Laura Trentham, A Highlander is Coming to Town, full of love, laughs…and highlanders! You better watch out. . . Holt Pierson is dreading Christmas. His parents absconded to Florida for the season…

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