• ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    Helena Hunting’s Love Next Door ARC Review

    Thank you to Helena Hunting, her team, and the Montlake Romance team for the advance reader copy of Love Next Door, the first Lakeside story. This story releases on July 27th! It is always very exciting to get a traditionally published romantic comedy-style book from Helena Hunting. I have worked with Montlake Romance in the past but Helena has never written with them. Happy to see two of my faves working together. I am a member of Helena Hunting’s review team, but I stand by my reviews remaining honest and true. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “When Dillion Stitch left her hometown, she had no intention of going back. But when her brother…

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    Colleen Hoover’s Layla ARC Review (& Giveaway)

    Thank you to Colleen Hoover and the team at Montlake for the advance reader copy of Layla, releasing on December 8th. Stay tuned at the end of this post for a special giveaway. I swear it still feels quite unbelievable that I have again been granted an ARC for a Colleen Hoover novel. It was a milestone for me in my blogging career when I was able to review Regretting You last year. I jumped at the chance to pick up Layla, Colleen’s first foray into paranormal romance. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover comes a novel that explores life after tragedy and the enduring spirit…

  • 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

    Helena Hunting’s A Secret for a Secret ARC Review

    Thank you to Helena and the teams at Montlake, NetGalley, and SocialButterflyPR for the advance reader copy of A Secret for a Secret, the third standalone in the All In series. Helena Hunting is the queen of hockey romance! So I was over the moon to see her write this hockey romance trope, the relationship blocked by team dynamics as the female love interest is someone’s daughter. In A Secret for a Secret’s case, Queenie is the general manager’s daughter, but that does not stop a beautiful relationship that blooms between her and the team’s goalie, Ryan Kingston. Check out the Goodreads synopsis… “From New York Times bestselling author Helena…

  • 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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    Helena Hunting’s A Favor for a Favor ARC Review

    Thank you to Helena Hunting, Montlake Romance, SocialButterflyPR, and Netgalley for the advance reader copy of A Favor for a Favor, the second standalone novel in the All In series. Who doesn’t love more hockey romance from the Canadian Hockey Goddess herself Helena Hunting? This All In series started strong with, A Lie for a Lie and this strength continues into A Favor for a Favor. Check out the Goodreads synopsis below… “From the New York Times bestselling author of Pucked and A Lie for a Lie, a new stand-alone romance about trading favors, battling wills, and winning love. When I joined Seattle’s NHL expansion team, I thought it was…

  • ARC Reviews,  Reviews

    Colleen Hoover’s Regretting You ARC Review

    Thank you to Colleen Hoover, the team at Montlake Romance, and NetGalley for the advance reader copy of Regretting You. 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. I cannot even properly describe what this opportunity has meant for me. CoHo is the pinnacle of the genre, a monolith, a superstar! I am so grateful that getting closer to the team at Montlake this year allowed for the opportunity to review for Colleen. Earlier this year I was denied a copy of Verity and it stung, I wanted to…

  • 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

    Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward’s Dirty Letters ARC Review

    Thank you so much to Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward, Netgalley, and the team at Montlake Romance for the review copy of Dirty Letters. I was so excited to be given the opportunity to review this book. I have wanted to review for Vi and P for years, and they had been authors I was repeatedly denied ARCs for. But not anymore! Check out the Goodreads synopsis below… “I’d never forgotten him—a man I’d yet to meet. Griffin Quinn was my childhood pen pal, the British boy who couldn’t have been more different from me. Over the years, through hundreds of letters, we became best friends, sharing our deepest, darkest secrets…

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