• ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    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…

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    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…

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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…

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    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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    Lauren Blakely’s A Guy Walks Into My Bar ARC Review

    Thank you to Lauren Blakely and Candi Kane PR for the advance reader copy of A Guy Walks Into My Bar. I am a member of Lauren’s review team. After all these years Lauren Blakely has finally written an M/M romance and she killed it! Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “A sexy, passionate, utterly addictive standalone MM romance from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely! Every bartender should follow one simple rule—don’t go home with the customers. That’s been easy for me to stick to, until the night a cocky, confident, and sinfully charming hockey star walks into my bar. This sexy athlete is too hard to resist, especially when he makes it…

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    Dark Fairy Tales ARC Review

    Thank you to Valentine PR for the advance reader copy of Dark Fairy Tales. I jumped at the chance to review this anthology of powerhouse dark romance authors. Many of these authors I had never read before, others such as Karina Halle and Sierra Simone I had read for years. If you are fans of Karina and Sierra like I am, this is a must read. Karina’s story features a fan favourite from her Sins Duet, one of the darkest stories in the anthology it was a sexy read. Sierra also chose to tell the story of a character from a previous series, from The New Camelot series. Another deliciously…

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    Helena Hunting’s Kiss My Cupcake ARC Review

    Thank you to Helena Hunting, Forever, and Netgalley for the advance reader copy of Kiss My Cupcake, releasing on August 11th. I absolutely adore Helena Hunting’s books and this new release is awesome. It has the perfect quirkiness that Helena brings to her books. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “As two neighborhood shop owners battle for business, they prove opposites attract in this outrageously funny romantic comedy from the USA Today bestselling author of Meet Cute. Blaire Calloway has planned every Instagram-worthy moment of her cupcake and cocktails shop launch down to the tiniest detail. What she didn’t plan on? Ronan Knight and his old-school sports bar next door opening on the very same day.…

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    Giana Darling’s Inked in Lies ARC Review

    Thank you to Giana Darling and Social Butterfly PR for the advance reader copy of the latest standalone romance in The Fallen Men series, Inked in Lies; which releases on July 31st! I am so excited to tell you all about the best book Giana has ever written!! Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “He moved in next door.Handsome as sin, older in a way that meant forbidden.He had tattoos on his hands and wickedness tucked in his grin.I was a goner as girl to a man they called Casanova for a reason. He would never love me, at least not the way I needed him to.I tried to move on.…

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    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,…

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