• ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    Karina Halle’s The Blood is Love ARC Review

    Thank you to Karina Halle and Valentine PR for the advance reader copy of The Blood is Love, the sequel to Black Sunshine. This book hit shelves on July 1st! This is such an anticipated sequel not just for me but romance readers everywhere. So I was over the moon to get my ARC and get to review it for you. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “From the fog-shrouded bay of San Francisco to the dark cobblestone streets of Helsinki and all the hidden places in-between, The Blood is Love takes the reader on a sensual and twisted journey deep into Lenore and Solon’s lush vampire world in this thrilling sequel to Black…

  • ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    Karina Halle’s Bright Midnight ARC Review

    Thank you to Karina Halle and the team at Valentine PR for the advance reader copy of Bright Midnight. This novel releases on May 6th! When I say I have been waiting for this book for years I am not kidding. For those of you who have not been long-time fans of Karina, you would not be aware that this book was sold to Simon & Schuster years ago. They had published two of my fave Karina stories Where Sea Meets the Sky and Racing the Sun. Like I love Racing the Sun so much it’s my most re-read book from Karina’s backlist. Now that the rights of Bright Midnight have…

  • ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    Karina Halle’s Black Sunshine ARC Review

    Thank you to Karina Halle and Valentine PR for the advance reader copy of Black Sunshine, the first paranormal romance from the author. My excitement for this release is unmatched! Karina has never written a vampire book and the way she documented her writing process online got me so pumped for this book. A perfect book for fans of her horror work like Experiment in Terror and also her darker romances like The Artists Trilogy. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “All Lenore Warwick wants for her 21st birthday is to hang out with her friends, finish her second year at Berkeley with flying colors, and maybe catch the eye of a hot musician…

  • 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… “Ruby Turner was never meant to be mine. When I first met her, she was a fresh, young, American sports journalist trying…

  • 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…

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