13 December 2017

Release:: Finding Hope by Emilia Finn

13 December

FINDING HOPE by Emilia Finn is LIVE! 

Rolling On Series #6 | Sports Romance


Professional fighter and undisputed champion, twenty-five-year-old Jack Reilly is back for the final installment of the Rollin On series. 

Dealing with more grief than any teenager should have to by his young age, Jack’s life finally started to make sense when he stepped into the Rollin On gym. He found a whole new world and a family he never in his wildest dreams expected to love him back. 
A new focus. A new goal. Jack was dubbed to be a champion long before he ever stepped into the octagon.
With his sweet girlfriend Stephanie by his side, Jack’s world was picture perfect. But then grief and chaos strikes again, tearing him down and thrusting him into a pit of despair he couldn’t possibly hope to escape. There’s only so much pain a man can take in one lifetime.

Will this be the year Jack finally breaks?

Long awaited and eagerly anticipated, the boy we met five books ago is finally a man.

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MEET EMILIA FINN:
Emilia is Australian and lives on the East Coast with her husband and children.

She's a real life martial arts enthusiast, has competed in many full contact tournaments over the years and has a big display shelf full of pretty trophies to show for it. 

Emilia’s a mum to two littles who still keep her up at night, and she married her real life fighter as well.

Between changing diapers and cooking food her kids refuse to touch, she writes her books, submerging herself in the world of Kincaid and the UFC. It's a wonderful place to be. She hopes to see you there. x


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I Like Writing:: Emma's POV

13 December
"So your boss keeps you late when he stays late?" Jake questions. I like that he's curious. 
"Sometimes, I help with research and google. He's like 70 and knows how to but doesnt like to. He usually shouts out random thoughts I google, look up law stuff, or just write it down for later. " Jake takes a breathe "What?"
"I thought asshole was keeping you late so you couldnt be around. I thought he was your boss." It's so hard not to touch him when he's this close. I know I shouldn't but my freaking body doesnt listen. I scoot closer, take his hand, look into his eyes. Now I know why he's curious. He thinks Im spending all this time with Stephen. 
"Well asshole left super early for a conference in Denver. He isnt my boss.  I havent spent much time with him either, his case load and my boss's schedule. And now he's gone for a week." 
"So you've been busy?" I guess he thinks now I have just been avoiding him. Truth, yea a little, I dont know where we go from here. I dont know if I want to take the jump. I dont know if I can. Before Stephen left for Denver, he made me promise to not make any decisions without him and to think of what I really want. He has texted me a lot since this morning just checking in. I can't say he hasnt given everything I should want from a man. 
"Yea Jake, I've been busy, I am trying to build a career. Remember school for four years? This is why. I am just an assistant now, but I am building good contacts." I dont know why I am getting defenseful but what does he expect. This is one of the reasons we didnt work, one of the constant fights we had senior year, I was leaving, he was staying. 
"You're right. I know that. I guess I just figured if you wanted to see me, you'd find the time." 
"That's the thing with these cases and the load my boss takes. There are weeks I am a straight 9 to 5 sometimes shorter days and there are times like now that I dont get out until late." I am really hating myself for what i am getting ready to say but maybe i need to put it out there. "That's why it works with Stephen, he understands the hours, most of the time he's got his own crazy hours." His face drops. I just dont know how this can work. I dont trust him. We would have to begin all over and I know it would take me a long time to want to take it to the next step. He wants to get married now I am sure. He keeps pushing for it. He gets up. I follow his lead. He kisses my forehead. 
"I should go. You've had a long day and I have an early morning." I know that I just pushed him and I don't know if I can handle this being final. He is gone like he was never here and I cry. I cry for the last 5 years. I cry for a beginning I wish I could make happen. I wish I could forget that he hurt me so much. 
Stephen calls later, telling about his day and how much he misses me. I miss him too. I am at his house a lot, I haven't been there in almost a week. I feel empty for him and I haven't felt that in a long time. I think I would miss him so much if I gave him up for something i am not sure i can make work. It should be easy right? My love with Jake has been so hard. 

11 December 2017

I Like Writing:: Jacob's POV

11 December
I have talked to Emma a few times in the past few weeks but nothing serious. She hasnt surprised me with a visit and she knows Ethan's schedule now so I know that isnt keeping her away. I think lawyer boy is keeping her busy. She's mentioned working late a few nights when I am home. Eric brings me a beer and sits on the couch. The game isnt keeping my interest. Eric knows I am distracted.
"just go see her man, its thursday night why is she working at 7 o'clock and more importantly who is walking her out in the dark? I would be damned if my girl would be in a parking garage alone. Stupid shit happens."
"I dont think i'd get in, sure the doors lock at a certain time. "
"Stand by her car." He rolls his eyes. I try not to act like he just had an incredible idea but I waste no time getting my keys and moving towards the door. It'll take me a while to get there, if her car isnt in the garage, ill stop by her house. 
I watch her long legs walk out of the small door to the parking garage. She looks beautiful in a tight skirt and dress jacket on. Her feet have high heel boots that go up to her knee. She's looking all around, very aware, you can tell she isnt comfortable. There's an old guard in a small closed in closet thing but he looks like he's asleep. I move forward so she'll see me. No way am i going to try to scare the shit out of her, she already looks spooked. 
"Hey" She smiles at me. She relaxes instantly, I can see her rigid stance soften. Where is the stupid boyfriend, even if he's working he should stop to take her to her car. 
"Hey," Suddenly, I dont know what i am going to say or why I am here. What if she doesnt want me here. What if she's decided reconnecting isnt a good thing? "I hadnt really heard from you so I thought what the hell, why not stop by?" 
"And you knew I'd be here huh?" She's moved closer, I can smell her perfume. God I miss her. 
"I took a guess, every time I've texted you, you've been working." I hesitate, not sure she'll like whats coming next out of my mouth "And its dark out, time's changed, wheres that asshole boyfriend, why are you walking out here by yourself?" Her eyebrows narrow. 
"All good points. But I've been walking myself out to my car for years, Fred is there in that shack looking thing if I would yell, and you are here so I think I am good." She moves to her car, unlocks it and swings her big bag in front seat. "I was going to stop by missy's for dinner and to visit with my god daughter but if you want to follow me home, I can skip tonight." Heaven to my ears. 
Back at her house, she disappears down a hallway and returns in yoga pants and a tank top. Yoga pants got to be God's way of taking care of men everywhere. Her ass looks great and I know she knows it. "Sorry I dont have any food if you're hungry, I was planning on going to missy's. She takes care of me most nights even with a newborn. No clue how she does it."
"Her husband doesn't mind you over all the time?" I need to get to know these people. Her friends need to know I am a good guy and that I would be good for her. 
"No, I am like a sister to him and I usually do the dishes so he basically plays with the baby now and watches tv. Sorry I havent really been in touch, the lawyer I work for has me busy with a few big cases, usually i do more admin duties but sometimes he demands I am there when he is to call people or do some research." She sits by me on the couch and curls her feet under her butt. 
"No biggy, I just wanted to see you. Honestly i was getting on Eric's nerves with trying to figure out if you are trying to end this new friendship we have or not. with the radio silence its been killing me." I need to let her know i am aching for her. She needs to feel my want. 
"I've just been busy, there are times i only work 5 or 6 hours and then something like this happens and I work 12-14 a day. But its really nice to hear you missed me. I missed talking to you a lot too. "

08 December 2017

I Like Writing:: Emma's POV

08 December
That is the million dollar question. "Do I want to get back with Jacob?" I dont even know that. I just stare at him. I dont know what to say or how to put it. 
"He did didnt he, he has you thinking that you two can live happily ever after. Didn't he have a baby with someone else?" He's eerily calm. He did hit right where he needed to. He reminded me yet again that i was cheated on and that i didnt get the guy in the end. 
"You know what, forget it, I was trying to have a serious conversation about our future and all you want to do is bring up my past. I told you about the past so you knew why i was hesitant. I dont want to hear what he can give me, I want to hear what you can give me" I stand up and go to the bedroom. I am done with it.  I should have known better, he hasnt talked about it for a year, why should he want to talk about it now when i am being insecure.  I just want to forget I tried. 
I soak in the tub, maybe he'll be in his office or asleep by the time i get out. not like i can go anywhere tonight. i cant believe he basically said 'been there done that' about marriage. plenty of people have been married more than once. I soak until the water is cold and i am wrinkly. I stall in the bathroom as long as I can. 
He's sitting on the bed facing the bathroom door when I open it. He looks at me like he's been thinking. He looks like he has a lot to say but I guess me being in a bath towel isnt the best time. He stands and comes towards me. I know I have created doubt in him and in this relationship. I know that I am bringing up feelings that might break us. He takes a hand around my back and pulls me towards him, kissing my neck. I give in to my feelings for him and the future I want us to have. I want us to succeed but can that happen with Jacob around? 
The next week, having lunch with Missy, I decide to tell her what has been going on. To be honest i Have been avoiding her because she's rooting for Jacob so badly. I fill her in on what Stephen said about the future. She just laughs. She laughs. 
"So you started hounding Stephen about the future and he went all cave man, "she deepens her voice, "I want my woman, dont touch my woman, on you?" I nod. "He's afraid Jacob is going to steal you away. He's afraid that even though jacob did you completely wrong, you still love him and he wont win."
"I dont know. I havent brought anything up since that night. It was a great night that had me sore the next day so yay for me. But he still hasnt said if babies and stuff is in the future."

06 December 2017

Release with Review:: The Right Direction by Kathy Coopmans

06 December











Grab this Second Chance, Rock Star Romance Today!



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From USA Today Best- Selling Author comes book one in The Sweet Sin Series.


Meet the men of the rock band, Trained in Black.



“Our someday will come soon, Joslyn.” Those words were the last words I heard from Roman Nixon before I walked away. 

I knew our someday might come, but not the one he and I had always dreamed about. 

His life headed in one direction, mine in the other. While Roman became the lead singer for the successful rock band Trained in Black, I became a ruthless attorney. 

He moved on and married someone else. As I was forced to observe him and his bride on the cover of every magazine out there, I deserved to suffer because of what I had done. 

What I didn’t expect was a phone call that led to me becoming his new attorney. 


After years apart, our opposite worlds collide. This time, we may get our someday. But first, we have to find a way to steer us in the right direction.




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Review:
Joslyn and Roman get a hard start and are separated for a few years before they are reunited. Roman is getting a divorce and Joslyn is just trying to live. Once Roman has Joslyn back in his grasp he refused to let her go again.
These two were really sweet and I loved them together. They complimented each other and were just right. Kathy as always does such a great job portraying the emotions and the struggles of her people. You really were pulling for Joslyn to stick it out and work through all the hard to be with Roman.



About Kathy Coopmans

USA Today Best Selling Author Kathy Coopmans is a Michigan native where she lives with her husband, Tony. They have two son's Aaron and Shane.


She is a sports nut. Her favorite sports include NASCAR, Baseball, and Football.
She has recently retired from her day job to become a full-time writer. 

She has always been an avid reader and at the young age of 50 decided she wanted to write. She claims she can do several things at once and still stay on task. Her favorite quote is "I got this."

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Release with Review:: Shattered Souls by Alison Mello

06 December
Title: Shattered Souls
Series: To Love and Serve #1
Author: Alison Mello
Genre: Military Romance
Release Date: December 5, 2017

I left home a proud, strong woman, determined and eager to support my country. But I came back a completely different person. 

I’m wounded, scarred, and nothing more than an empty shell. I’ve lost my ability to open up to those closest to me. Why? Because no one understands. No one knows the hell I’ve been through.
Every time I close my eyes the nightmares are there, waiting, lurking in the shadows, ready to torment me further. My only escape is the sting of alcohol, the burn that numbs my pain. Everyone sees it as a weakness, calls it a coping mechanism. I call it survival.
I’m a lost cause…until I meet him—a Boston cop with demons of his own, who knows what it’s like to be haunted by his past. He understands my pain, knows all about the nightmares, and makes me feel less…alone.
But we are both broken, tainted by our pasts. How can we heal each other when we’re both shattered souls?









Amazon 5 Star Review - “Grab the tissues first, because this book is guaranteed to shatter your heart and soul” Amazon 5 Star Review - “If you can get through this book without ugly crying, something is seriously wrong with you.” Amazon 5 Star Review - “Heart Achingly Beautiful Romance”







Review:

Alison got me. She got me good. This one broke my heart and taped it back up. We meet Lexi who is serving our country. She is a medic in the Army. She is a very proud woman. After getting hit by the enemy and surviving a blast, she is sent home. She has so many issues coming home that I don't know how Alison got it all spelled out for us.

Getting a new partner isn't always easy but Keegan is adjusting. He was on a call when he lost his other partner, a druggie. It seems that druggies have been changing his life since he was a little boy. He is currently getting into the routine, doing to therapy, and healing. 

These two meet through Lexi's roommate who happens to be Keegan's new partner and hit it off. The chemistry with these two is hot. They understand each other, listen to each other, help each other. It's a long hard road but we are given everything. We are involved with their feelings, their decisions, and their lives. Alison does a great job of showing us a lot of the hard, nothing is easy.  








Alison has been writing for over a year now. Her debut book Finding Love (October 2015) was published by Siren Publishing. Her following books Needing Your Love (November 2015), Found My Love (December 2015), and Fighting for Love (January 2016) were also published with Siren to finish the Learning to Love series.

Her desire to see her books on shelves led to her next work Chasing Dreams (April 2015), now Club Thrive 1: Compulsion. She submitted it for publication with Limitless Publishing and was thrilled that it was quickly accepted. Excited to reach that goal, she moved on to the next series she had in mind and wrote Saved By a Soldier (June 2016), My Broken Soldier (July 2016), Forever My Soldier (August 2016), and A Soldier for Bella (September 2016). She continued writing adding the Once Broken series and she's added to the Club Thrive series. 
Alison enjoyed reading as a child and found her passion for it again in 2011 when E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey was released. Her love of reading was re-ignited and she continued reading other books in the same genre. In the summer of 2015, she decided to give writing a try and two weeks later Finding Love was born. As soon as she finished the first book, she began writing the second book in the series. Her third book was finished by the time Finding Love had been accepted for publication. Alison discovered she has a passion for writing and has spent the last year meeting new readers and sharing the love she has for writing. 
Married to her own real life hero, Alison lives with her amazing family in Massachusetts where she was born and raised. She loves having her own personal inspiration right at home and when she’s not writing she enjoys playing soccer, basketball, and football with her son.







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