False Step by Victoria Helen Stone

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Coming July 1st

Stay calm, keep smiling, and watch your step. In this marriage of secrets and lies, nothing is what it seems.

For days, all of Denver, Colorado, has worried over the fate of a missing child, little Tanner Holcomb. Then, a miracle: handsome, athletic Johnny Bradley finds him, frightened but unharmed, on a hiking trail miles from his wealthy family’s mountain home.

In a heartbeat, his rescuer goes from financially strapped fitness trainer to celebrated hero. The heat of the spotlight may prove too much for Johnny’s picture-perfect family, however. His wife, Veronica, despises the pressure of the sudden fame, afraid that secrets and bitter resentments of her marriage may come to light. And she’s willing to do anything to keep them hidden.

But when a shocking revelation exposes an even darker side to Tanner’s disappearance, Veronica realizes that nothing in her life can be trusted. And everything should be feared.


What happens when your family is thrust into the public limelight? Especially when you have secrets hidden in your closet that could ruin you and your marriage. Well, grab this book and use it as a guide of what not to do. I suggest packing a bag and heading for the hills.

False Step is a thrilling read that would be perfect for any summer beach bag. Grab a copy and jump in.


The BookEnd 6/21/2019

Happy Friday Book Friends!

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My Current Audible

Playing for Keeps by Kendall Ryan
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Justified by Jay Crownover ~ Review

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Coming June 25th

Case Lawton comes from a family of criminals. So as the sheriff of Loveless, Texas, he's determined to do everything by the book--until he's called to Aspen Barlow's office after a so-called break-in. The last thing he wants to do is help the woman who cost him custody of his son. But Aspen isn't the heartless lawyer Case remembers, and he starts to question his long-held grudge...

Aspen is scared for her life, and Case is her last hope for protection. But to get him on her side, she'll have to reveal the painful truth from all those years ago. Now, as they work together to track down a dangerous criminal, Case and Aspen learn to trust each other. And as the threats escalate, it becomes clear there's a thin line between love and hate... because there's nothing Case wouldn't do to keep her safe.

The "Good Ole Boy" network has been alive and well in Loveless, Texas for far too long. Corruption in law enforcement has seen to that. But the son of the previous sheriff is trying to change it. Case Lawton is attempting to do good for his community, but his personal life? Not so much. Case tends to show nothing but his worst toward the town lawyer he has decided earned all his ire.

Justified is a big change for me as a reader and a fan of Crownover. I've read all of her Marked Men and Saints of Denver series. So this new style and small-town atmosphere of Justified felt different and fresh to me. I really enjoyed the change and can't wait to see what comes next in the series.


Sapphire & Planet Zero by Christina Blake

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Currently free on Kindle Unlimited

Sixteen-year-old Sapphire Serel wants more out of her life. She lacks a close relationship with her parents, who fail to notice her. Day after day she feels herself drifting away from her once close friends. However, it isn't until people around the world start dying for unknown reasons that her life becomes exceptionally complicated. Sapphire’s life gets even stranger when her new cat, Toby, talks to her. He turns her world upside down, telling her that she is actually a creature from another planet! After hearing that she has a duty to fulfill a prophecy and save humanity from extinction, Sapphire believes she is going mad but is taken aback when her Grandma confirms the facts. After struggling with who she really is, Sapphire comes to terms with her destiny. With the help of her humorous talking cat and charming ex-boyfriend, Sapphire embarks on her journey to Planet Zero.

First-time author Christina Blake was kind enough to send me a copy of her book, Sapphire & Planet Zero for consideration and review. I discovered a great YA tale of a talking cat, family secrets, and the wonder of outer-worldly inhabited planets. 

It's a fun and fast-paced journey into the unknown for a young, yet confident Sapphire Serel. She finds unlikely friends and discovers worlds she could never have dreamed of... until now. Adventure and the unknown is calling.

This is a charming world that Christina Blake has created, and I can't wait to connect with and spend more time in it. Who knows what she'll come up with next!


The BookEnd 6/14/2019

Happy Friday Book Friends!
Thanks so much for understanding my time away. I am happy to be back in the book world 
and thrilled to share a snippet of my latest Audible book, 
Playing for Keeps by Kendall Ryan, below. ENJOY!

My Current Audible

Playing for Keeps by Kendall Ryan
Get it HERE & have a listen below!


We have a private book club over on Facebook!
Feel free to check out The Book Babblers!
We have tons of giveaways and we're set as a private group so...
what happens in the group stays in the group! LOL!

Exquisitely Broken by M. Jay Granberry


Exquisitely Broken is a second chance romance set in the glittery world of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Four years ago, one bad decision irrevocably destroyed a six-year relationship. There are some mistakes you can't get over, and some things that an apology can't fix.

Sinclair James walked away from Jacob Johnson with her heart in pieces and her pride in shreds. She took the pain of betrayal and harnessed it, turning it into a bestselling album that changed her life. She was no longer the girl defined by what she didn’t have. Now she had everything: money, fame, an award-winning album. However, there was always something missing––some small shard of what use to be.

Now she’s back, with her band unknowingly signing a yearlong residency to work for a new hotel on the Las Vegas Strip––and subsequently––Jacob Johnson.

Back in the same city, working for the same hotel, sparks that had died to embers suddenly burst into flame. Jacob finally has a second chance to remind Sinclair just how good they were, and just how good they can be again.

This time he refuses to let her go. He can’t. He works to prove to Sinclair that he's worth a second chance; sometimes love can be enough to erase a disastrous past and embrace a promising future.

History seems to repeat itself as outside forces seem determined to keep them apart. But in the end, their love proves strong enough to overcome the past and blaze the way for their future.


Read the First Chapter HERE!

“Get up, Jake.” I’m surprised when she offers me a hand. Our fingers intertwine, and for the first time in days, I feel the frayed edges of my world begin to knit back together. I get to my feet, and she immediately drops my hand as if the contact burned.
“What do you want?” Her arms wrap tight around her middle like she’s trying to hold herself together.
I’m finally face-to-face with Sin and I’ve got… nothing. My brain is blank. Every practiced speech and contrite apology are gone. My eyes are glued to hers and fuck me, I can’t think of one word. After holding my gaze for a little less than a breath, her eyes glaze over with tears, and her teeth sink into her bottom lip to stop the trembling.
She takes a step back over the threshold, doorknob in her hand, preparing to close the door in my face.
“Hold on.” I press a palm against the door, keeping it cracked, to wedge myself between the opening. I close the space between us. The need to feel her, smell her, be in her space, and have her in mine propelling me forward. My hand slides around the back of her neck pulling her toward me. She stumbles into my arms and trips over her own feet, but like every other time we’ve touched, it’s right.
Finally, the pressure in my chest lets up, and I breathe easy. I rest my forehead against hers and whisper against her lips, “I still want you, Sin. Only you.” I close my eyes against the accusations in hers. This close, her breath is co-mingled with mine, and I can smell the faint scent of almond from her shampoo.
“Come back home,” I beg. My lips move over hers, but she doesn’t kiss me back. “I need you. I need us.” I breathe out on a plea.
This time when I seek her lips, she yields but it’s not with sweet abandon. It’s stiff and tinged with regret. This kiss is heartbreak played out with the brush of lips and the slide of tongues.
And it hurts.
Our lips pull apart and I let out shuddered breath as my heart finally rips completely apart. Instinctively I tighten my arms around her, trying to keep her close, but she pulls back. The air slips between us as easy as a knife through butter. I know what’s coming. Good-bye.

  M. Jay Granberry is first and foremost an insatiable reader. Among her favorite things are classic fairy tales, smutty books where characters have heart, old lady sweaters (preferably chunky knit), gift baskets (giving not receiving), and charcuterie trays (green olives, smoked cheese, and Genoa salami). She is a true Las Vegas native, the one in Nevada not New Mexico, and to answer the most frequently asked questions about growing up in Sin City…
  • No, she doesn’t live in a hotel.
  • No, she has never been a stripper although she does know some.
  • Prostitution is absolutely illegal in Clark County (Las Vegas)!
  • And what happens in Vegas does indeed stay in Vegas.  
  • M. Jay earned a degree in words and stories, and after fifteen plus years of doing everything other than writing, she penned her first novel.
Giving a voice to characters, that are strong yet fragile, that are sometimes uncomfortably real, that express love in dirtiest ways with the sweetest sentiments is honestly a dream come true.
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Hometown Cowboy by Sara Richardson

I had the best time reading Hometown Cowboy by  Sara Richardson. Originally released in 2017 this one is a classic for a country loving good time! 

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NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH A COWBOY Jessa Mae Love is done with relationships. No matter how tempting he might be, she cannot-will not-fall for a man like Lance Cortez. The outrageously handsome cowboy is practically a living legend in Colorado, as famous for riding bulls as he is for breaking hearts. What would a big-time rodeo star like him see in a small-town veterinarian who wears glasses, rescues animals, and cries when watching rom-coms' Turns out, plenty. Raising bulls, riding the circuit, and looking after his ailing father-Lance never stands still for long. Yet Jessa catches his attention, and the more she tries to resist him, the more he wants her. When she agrees to move to the ranch to keep an eye on Lance's dad, Jessa tells him they have to keep it professional: no flirting, no sweet talk, and definitely no kissing. But with Jessa now living under his roof, that's easier said than done ... 

#qotd - Do you prefer a “she chases him” or a “he chases her” romance?

The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez

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Kristen Petersen doesn't do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don't get her. She's also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to have children.

Planning her best friend's wedding is bittersweet for Kristen--especially when she meets the best man, Josh Copeland. He's funny, sexy, never offended by her mile-wide streak of sarcasm, and always one chicken enchilada ahead of her hangry. Even her dog, Stuntman Mike, adores him. The only catch: Josh wants a big family someday. Kristen knows he'd be better off with someone else, but as their attraction grows, it's harder and harder to keep him at arm's length.

The Friend Zone will have you laughing one moment and grabbing for tissues the next as it tackles the realities of infertility and loss with wit, heart, and a lot of sass.

Forever Publishing - Netgalley
Releases June 11th

I love a girl with confidence and a kick-ass attitude. From the moment I was introduced to Kristen, I knew this was going to be an absolutely fabulous read. Funny, witty, comedic banter is my kryptonite and The Friend Zone is filled to maximum capacity with it. At this point, it would be a quiche to call it un-put-down-able, but it so totally is!

I think it's the juxtaposition of a very decidedly quirky Kristen against the even keel, yet witty Josh, that makes this one of the best reads of 2019 for me.

Trust me, this is going to make the top of every top ten list this summer and it will be well deserved.