Blog Tour: Bishop’s Pawn by Suzanne Halliday

Title: Bishop’s Pawn 

Author: Suzanne Halliday

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 13, 2017

War tested, urbane and the complete package when it comes to being a handful, Roman Bishop is a man on a mission. A mission to locate his boss’s surprise half-sister. 

There’s just one problem. He’s feeling restless and edgy. Too many happily ever afters are going on around him. So when he sets off to find a twenty-something hidden away in rural Oklahoma, the best thing that could happen was finding her quickly—so he could get back to being grumpy.

Born into isolated obscurity, Kelly Anne James is dogged by her mother’s poor choices. Self-reliant, determined and fiercely independent, she has plans. Big plans that didn’t include duplicating her mother’s pitiful life.

Destiny however moved these two around like chess pieces until the perfect moment when time, weather and a cascade of surprises turned a simple game into the challenge of a lifetime. 

Journey to Oklahoma with Roman where he comes face to face with the feisty Kelly and her surprising secrets. Secrets that will shake up his life and the life of his boss and friend. 

Bishop’s Pawn ~ the happily ever after you’ve been waiting for!

 

 

“It is a simply remarkable story of love and redemption, with a plethora of comedic moments and sexy times.” – Amazon Review

“What a fantastic book! Just the raw emotion in this book had me crying and really relating to the main hero and heroine!! 5 starts is sometimes just not enough!” – Amazon Review

“Exceptional story. As usual, Suzanne Halliday did not disappoint!” – Goodread Review

 

USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Halliday writes what she loves to read about in her spare time- sexy alpha men!

 

When not tapping away on her computer, Suzanne can be found with a mug of tea in hand. She’s a lover of travel and also enjoys a good joke.

Suzanne is the proud mother of USA Today Bestselling Author Ella Fox.

 

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Releasing Now: The Tempting Series Box Set by Alex Lucian

 

Tempting

Amazon Erotic Best Seller

 

His body climbing over mine. 

My teeth biting his neck. 

His scent on my skin. 

My nails carving a path down his back. 

His commands whispered in my ear. 

All of my senses filled with him. 

I knew it was bad. But I craved more. 

It had begun innocently enough, bumping into one another in a crowded Boston bar. What followed that night had been anything but innocent. 

Because I’d known, even as he’d slid inside of me, that he was my professor. I’d pursued him, a predator stalking its prey. 

And he didn’t know I was his student. 

But he would. 

***

Author’s note: This isn’t a jail bait student/teacher novel with a butterflies-in-the-belly kind of romance. The characters portrayed in this novel are consenting adults with functioning brains. If curse words, sex, and hard ass college professors with secrets offend you, move right along.

Beguiling

 

Hate: to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward.

Scarlet Jennings, the preacher’s daughter who lived across the street, was a royal, uptight pain in my ass. When she looked at me, she saw a college quarterback asshole with rocks for brains, but she didn’t have a single word for what was happening between us.

When we were forced to ride together every single day that summer, there was definitely some dislike going on. Extreme hostility was a given, considering that we were spending so much time together in close quarters.

One night of bed-breaking, body-shattering, lose-your-voice-from-screaming passion had surprised us both, but it was only just the beginning…

Provocative

 

Coming home to a quiet, dark house.
Meals by myself, because she was already done.
Excuses and apologies, they were never enough.
But even with that, when I touched her—when she arched under me and pulled me deeper— we couldn’t get back to where we needed to be.
Where we used to be.
It was all frustration.
Loneliness.
Loss. 


Because even though she was no longer my student, the chemistry was always there.
Adele and I loved each other. 
We thought we were unshakeable.

But love isn’t always enough.

It wasn’t enough when I constantly disappointed her.
It wasn’t enough when loss cleaved us in two.
And when she left me, love was not enough.

She didn’t know yet that I’d never stop fighting for her.
But she would.

**Author’s note- Let’s be real clear that this is BOOK TWO of a duet, and you’re going to want to read Tempting before you read this one. Adele and Nathan started their story in that book, and you’ll get the same sex, fighting, and cursing that you did in the first. But if you want it to make sense, read Tempting first. If any of that offends you, please avoid them both.**

Addicted

 

Addiction: the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming. 

 

 

Ruby was sin and sex.  

 

The ultimate indulgence and worth every penny she cost me. I paid for her body, but didn’t know she’d end up embedded in my soul.  

 

Elias was dark and tempting. 

 

Unmatched in intensity and passion compared to my other clients. He handed me cash in exchange for my touch, and he dug himself into my heart instead.  

Money changes things, firms up the lines of a relationship. But when it becomes an addictionan all-consuming, life-changing addictionthe lines are completely obliterated.  

Alex Lucian is an author living on the eastern coast of the United States who appreciates being anonymous, for personal and professional reasons. Tempting is Alex’s first novel.

Tempting (The Tempting Series: Book 1)

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Beguiling (The Tempting Series: Book Two)

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Provocative (The Tempting Series: Book Three) 

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Addicted (The Tempting Series: Book Four)

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It’s a Cover Reveal: Tempting Series Box Set by Alex Lucian

 

Tempting

Amazon Erotic Best Seller

 

His body climbing over mine. 

My teeth biting his neck. 

His scent on my skin. 

My nails carving a path down his back. 

His commands whispered in my ear. 

All of my senses filled with him. 

I knew it was bad. But I craved more. 

It had begun innocently enough, bumping into one another in a crowded Boston bar. What followed that night had been anything but innocent. 

Because I’d known, even as he’d slid inside of me, that he was my professor. I’d pursued him, a predator stalking its prey. 

And he didn’t know I was his student. 

But he would. 

***

Author’s note: This isn’t a jail bait student/teacher novel with a butterflies-in-the-belly kind of romance. The characters portrayed in this novel are consenting adults with functioning brains. If curse words, sex, and hard ass college professors with secrets offend you, move right along.

Beguiling

 

Hate: to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward.

Scarlet Jennings, the preacher’s daughter who lived across the street, was a royal, uptight pain in my ass. When she looked at me, she saw a college quarterback asshole with rocks for brains, but she didn’t have a single word for what was happening between us.

When we were forced to ride together every single day that summer, there was definitely some dislike going on. Extreme hostility was a given, considering that we were spending so much time together in close quarters.

One night of bed-breaking, body-shattering, lose-your-voice-from-screaming passion had surprised us both, but it was only just the beginning…

Provocative

 

Coming home to a quiet, dark house.
Meals by myself, because she was already done.
Excuses and apologies, they were never enough.
But even with that, when I touched her—when she arched under me and pulled me deeper— we couldn’t get back to where we needed to be.
Where we used to be.
It was all frustration.
Loneliness.
Loss. 


Because even though she was no longer my student, the chemistry was always there.
Adele and I loved each other. 
We thought we were unshakeable.

But love isn’t always enough.

It wasn’t enough when I constantly disappointed her.
It wasn’t enough when loss cleaved us in two.
And when she left me, love was not enough.

She didn’t know yet that I’d never stop fighting for her.
But she would.

**Author’s note- Let’s be real clear that this is BOOK TWO of a duet, and you’re going to want to read Tempting before you read this one. Adele and Nathan started their story in that book, and you’ll get the same sex, fighting, and cursing that you did in the first. But if you want it to make sense, read Tempting first. If any of that offends you, please avoid them both.**

Addicted

 

Addiction: the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming. 

 

 

Ruby was sin and sex.  

 

The ultimate indulgence and worth every penny she cost me. I paid for her body, but didn’t know she’d end up embedded in my soul.  

 

Elias was dark and tempting. 

 

Unmatched in intensity and passion compared to my other clients. He handed me cash in exchange for my touch, and he dug himself into my heart instead.  

Money changes things, firms up the lines of a relationship. But when it becomes an addictionan all-consuming, life-changing addictionthe lines are completely obliterated.  

Help with the Release Blitz HERE!

Alex Lucian is an author living on the eastern coast of the United States who appreciates being anonymous, for personal and professional reasons. Tempting is Alex’s first novel.

Tempting (The Tempting Series: Book 1)

Amazon ~ FREE on Kindle Unlimited

 

Beguiling (The Tempting Series: Book Two)

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Provocative (The Tempting Series: Book Three) 

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Addicted (The Tempting Series: Book Four)

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Releasing Now: Bishop’s Pawn by Suzanne Halliday

Title: Bishop’s Pawn 

Author: Suzanne Halliday

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 13, 2017

War tested, urbane and the complete package when it comes to being a handful, Roman Bishop is a man on a mission. A mission to locate his boss’s surprise half-sister. 

There’s just one problem. He’s feeling restless and edgy. Too many happily ever afters are going on around him. So when he sets off to find a twenty-something hidden away in rural Oklahoma, the best thing that could happen was finding her quickly—so he could get back to being grumpy.

Born into isolated obscurity, Kelly Anne James is dogged by her mother’s poor choices. Self-reliant, determined and fiercely independent, she has plans. Big plans that didn’t include duplicating her mother’s pitiful life.

Destiny however moved these two around like chess pieces until the perfect moment when time, weather and a cascade of surprises turned a simple game into the challenge of a lifetime. 

Journey to Oklahoma with Roman where he comes face to face with the feisty Kelly and her surprising secrets. Secrets that will shake up his life and the life of his boss and friend. 

Bishop’s Pawn ~ the happily ever after you’ve been waiting for!

 

USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Halliday writes what she loves to read about in her spare time- sexy alpha men!

 

 

When not tapping away on her computer, Suzanne can be found with a mug of tea in hand. She’s a lover of travel and also enjoys a good joke.

Suzanne is the proud mother of USA Today Bestselling Author Ella Fox.

 

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Releasing Now: Drunk in Love Anthology

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Cover Design: Jena Brignola
Release Date: March 13th

 

Synopsis

A glittering diamond, the promise of forever, and the hope that your future in-laws will move to a galaxy far, far away…sounds like a decadent recipe for eternal happiness, doesn’t it? All girls dream about their wedding day, fantasize about each and every gooey-delicious detail. It’s so easy to get scooped by the champagne bubbles and swallowed by our dreams.

 

But we all know the magical path toward happily ever after is not always sprinkled with pixie dust. Sometimes, we stumble over our plans for a perfect future and choke on the words promising forever. We watch the path take a defiant turn away from our blissful paradise because everybody has secrets, and skeletons, and fears.

 

And sometimes, being drunk in love isn’t always enough.

 

This is a collection of twenty romantic short stories that will make you laugh, cry & swoon featuring twenty trendsetting romance authors with 100% of all digital proceeds being donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

Authors participating in this worthwhile effort: Amy Daws, AM Johnson, Melissa Collins, Carey Heywood, Elle Brooks, Isabelle Richards, Jeannine Collette, JD Hollyfield, Liv Morris, Meghan Quinn, Kandi Steiner, Mariah Dietz, Tori Madison, AD Justice, Kristen Luciani, MD Saperstein, Ryan Ringbloom, MJ Fields, Kathryn Andrews & Katy Regnery

 

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Jeannine Collette: www.jeanninecolette.com
JD Hollyfield: authorjdhollyfield.com
Liv Morris: www.livmorris.com
Meghan Quinn: authormeghanquinn.com
Kandi Steiner: www.kandisteiner.com
Mariah Dietz: www.mariahdietz.com
Kristen Luciani: kristenluciani.com
MD Saperstein: www.AuthorMDS.com
Kathryn Andrews: www.kandrewsauthor.com
Katy Regnery: www.katyregnery.com

 

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It’s a Cover Reveal: I Don’t by Ella Fox

Title: I Don’t

Author: Ella Fox

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: April 3, 2017

Done.

Finished.

Kaput.

Whatever you want to call it, the bride-to-be won’t be at the church on time.

Walking away from her fiancé was the hardest thing Ava has ever done. After all, the sexy and charming Mateo is everything she’s ever wanted—and more. But she needs to protect herself—and her heart—before it’s shattered once and for all.

Mateo has no choice but to let her go. His woman needs space, and he loves her enough to give it to her—no matter how much he hates it. The only thing keeping him sane is the certainty that their separation will be short-lived.

Ava thinks it’s over, but she’s about to find out that Mateo will stop at nothing to turn her “I Don’t” into an “I Do.”

 

 

 

“It’s Mr. Gretchen isn’t it?”

“Um, no,” Ben answered, “This is most definitely not Mr. Gretchen.”

“Okayyy,” I drawled. “You’re acting weird, so I have to assume it’s someone unusual. Is it the President? George Clooney? Oh, wait. I know. It’s Channing Tatum. If I’ve told him once, I’ve told him a dozen times not to call me at work—”

“Not even close. This man—he says he’s your fiancé.”

My heart stopped beating for several seconds. When it started up again, I assured myself I was asleep. Yep, that had to be it. I was having a nightmare. With my free hand, I pinched my thigh, wincing at the twinge of pain. Dammit, I was awake.

 

No, no, no, I chanted inwardly as I started to panic. I was nowhere near ready to deal with him. Surely he wouldn’t have tracked me down at work. With me gone, he should be living the bachelor life to the fullest, so busy dealing with his social calendar that thinking of me was impossible. I prayed that there was some kind of mistake or that whoever was on the phone wasn’t him. Maybe it was someone calling for another Ava. That could happen, right?

“His voice,” I whispered. “Does he sound—”

“Spanish?” Ben supplied. “Yeah.”

I’d been about to ask if he sounded like a stubborn son-of-a-bitch, but Spanish told me what I needed to know.

Ella Fox is the USA Today Bestselling Author of Consequences of Deception, The Hart Family series & many other sexy and exciting books.  

Ella is an avid reader, lover of music and all around goofball. She grew up loving to read. That’s not surprising considering the fact that her mom is USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Halliday!

In 2016 Ella began publishing insta-love novellas under the pen name Evie Harrison.

Stay up to date with Ella by LIKING her on Facebook- she gives a ton of stuff away that you won’t want to miss!  

 

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It’s a Cover Reveal: Until Sage by Aurora Rose Reynolds 

Until Sage by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Release Date: May 9th 


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Blurb

Sage Mayson had Kimberly Cullen once, and the memory of that brief encounter has tortured him since the moment he pushed her away. He should have followed his gut, but he didn’t, and now he’s left watching the woman he wants more than anything from afar.

Kimberly vowed to protect her heart from Sage, but when her sister is murdered and her world starts to fall apart, he’s the one person she finds herself leaning on.

Getting a second chance is something Sage knows is rare. He’s not going to squander the one he’s been given, and he won’t take no for an answer when it comes to making Kim his.

But what Sage doesn’t know is Kim has a secret that could leave them both devastated and heartbroken.

About the Author:


Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who’s husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She’s married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it’s beauty.

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Releasing Now: The Renegade Saint’s Box Set by Ella Fox

Title – The Renegade Saints: Complete Series

Author – Ella Fox

Genre – Rocker Romance

Release Date – February 14, 2017 

On Sale: $0.99 for 1 week ONLY

The most famous group in the world is going on tour one final time. Grab your backstage pass and get up close and personal with the band!

First, you’ll meet Flynn & Tessa. Their PICTURE PERFECT love story turns up the heat and doesn’t let up.

Then it’s time for you to get to know Gavin & Leah. Their story is a TWIST OF FATE that will melt your heart while reminding you that love heals the deepest wounds.

Next, you’ll spend time with Cole and Devon in their book, BETWEEN US. One stubborn rockstar and a girl with a heart of gold will enthrall you! You won’t be able to get enough of their steamy story.

Finally, you’ll meet Tyson and Daisy. SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN is a beautiful and moving story you’re sure to love. You’ll laugh and cry as you rock out with the band one final time.

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“This book was quick, sexy, sweet, passionate, intense, and left me smiling big by the end.” – Renee Entress Book Blog – Picture Perfect

 

 

 

“The anticipation to the lead up of this book was HUGE and it was so worth it.” – Author Groupies – Twist of Fate

 

“I loved this steamy HOT, deliciously funny, sweet read!” – Gi’s Spot Reviews – Between Us

“What a crazy emotional story. I just couldn’t get enough of Tyson and Daisy together.” – Cat’s Guilty Pleasure – Something to Believe In

Ella Fox is the USA Today Bestselling Author of Consequences of Deception, The Hart Family series & many other sexy and exciting books.  

Ella is an avid reader, lover of music and all around goofball. She grew up loving to read. That’s not surprising considering the fact that her mom is USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Halliday!

In 2016 Ella began publishing insta-love novellas under the pen name Evie Harrison.

Stay up to date with Ella by LIKING her on Facebook- she gives a ton of stuff away that you won’t want to miss!  

 

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Sale Blitz: Wilder (The Renegades #1) by Rebecca Yarros

 

 Title: Wilder
Series: The Renegades #1
Author: Rebecca Yarros
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: September 19, 2016

 

Blurb
I’m Paxton Wilder.
Twenty-two-year-old, five-time X Games medalist.
And I have more tattoos than scars.
I’ve never seen a stunt I couldn’t pull off–
Or a girl I can’t get off.

Until she walks in.My new tutor is sexy, smart, more stubborn than I am, and one hundred percent off limits.

That’s right–the only rule this semester is Don’t Touch the Tutor.
For the first time in my life, I want someone I can’t have.
She’s the girl who obeys every rule.
I’m the guy who breaks them.

Our biggest risk is falling for each other, But I live for risk…

 

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Excerpt

“Do I get a good-luck kiss?” he asked after checking for cameras, his hands framing my waist.

“Paxton.” I tried to make it sound like a warning, but it came out too breathy, too wanting. For crying out loud, I couldn’t even control my own voice against this guy.

He squeezed lightly and then groaned. “Did I ever tell you that I love this dress?”

I shook my head. The spaghetti-strap maxi dress had been a last-minute choice, but Penna said she was going to burn all my pants if she saw me in them for the twenty-first day in a row.

He leaned down, his mouth against the shell of my ear. “I can feel every curve under my hands, which makes me pretty damn desperate to slide this up your legs and really get my hands on you. But I won’t. You know why?”

I shook my head.

“Because you haven’t said yes—yet—and I’m a goddamned gentleman.”

My fingers traced the lines of the Chinese symbol tattoos that ran up his neck, simply unable not to touch him. “Do I have to say yes to everything to get to kiss you?” I asked.

His breath stuttered. “Do you want to say yes?”

Our eyes met, and it would have been so easy to say it, to throw my hesitation overboard and jump. But that wasn’t me, and it didn’t matter that I was in a breezy dress under the Italian sun with the hottest extreme athlete on the planet, I was still…me. “I’m thinking about it.”

His forehead puckered for a millisecond before he relaxed and smoothed the line of my waist. “Then I think we can take yeses on a case-by-case basis.”

My heart pounded in anticipation.
“Leah, would you like me to kiss you?”

“Yes,” I answered instantly.

Our hips met first as he drew me in. My hands slipped down the edges of his T-shirt to grasp the inked lines of his biceps. Arms like his should be modeled, sculpted, revered… or maybe just outlawed.

“Do you want to kiss me?” I asked.

“Hell yes,” he answered, then brushed his mouth against mine once before settling over me. 

I opened for him, and he dove in, his tongue filling my mouth while my ass filled his hands. Gentleman, indeed.

 

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Releases February 20, 2017
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Author Bio

Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee, chocolate, and Paleo. She is the author of the Flight & Glory series, including Full Measures, the award-winning Eyes Turned Skyward, Beyond What is Given, and Hallowed Ground. She loves military heroes, and has been blissfully married to hers for fourteen years.

When she’s not writing, she’s tying hockey skates for her four sons, sneaking in some guitar time, or watching brat-pack movies with her two daughters. She lives in Colorado with the hottest Apache pilot ever, their rambunctious gaggle of kids, an English bulldog who is more stubborn than sweet, and a bunny named General Fluffy Pants who torments the aforementioned bulldog. They recently adopted their youngest daughter from the foster system, and Rebecca is passionate about helping others do the same.

Rebecca is represented by Louise Fury of the Bent Agency.

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Review Post: Singe (Guardian Protection #1) by Aly Martinez

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SINGE is the first book in an ALL NEW smokin-hot standalone series by Aly Martinez is live! 

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Synopsis2

She was my nightmare. Every time I closed my eyes, I watched her fall into that inferno. Over and over, I failed to save her.

I hadn’t been able to reach her, and the guilt only burned hotter over time. Four years later, I was the unreachable one.

Heroes aren’t always saints. Sometimes, we’re nothing more than jaded sinners driven by sleepless nights and hearts full of darkness.

And then I met her. She was a dreamer who managed to soothe my scars and heal my wounds.

But, as the flames closed in around us, I feared I wasn’t the right man to save her. That is until I realized she was the one woman I’d burn the world down to protect.

My Review

*****5 Unforgettable, Emotional, & Real Stars*****

Aly Martinez continues to be an author that blows me away with the power, emotion, and unadulterated intensity and distinctive personality she perfectly weaves together in all of her stories. When I read a book by her, her words aren’t just letters on a page. They’re real, raw, consuming words that I live and breathe a feel every single ounce of. They’re honest and heartbreaking in the most enrapturing way. They make you smile and cry and ache for her characters something fierce, and through every single page of her stories you know you’re getting it all. And then some.

Every single one of her books has been like this, yet with each new book she so thoughtfully crafts, she adds a new and distinctive layer to what she’s creating that pushes your feelings, your heart, and your very soul right along with her characters. She puts you right in the thick of it in every single unforgettable story she creates, and through every turn of that page you sink further into the literal amazingness she is creating.

The way that Aly Martinez weaves this all together through all of her books, yet makes it feel phenomenally different and unique with every new story she creates exemplifies the power and magnitude of her writing and storytelling.

Aly Martinez’s writing is a league of its own. Each new story, each new world, and each new set of characters she lets me so fully experience continue to blow me, my mind, and my heart away with all they have. With the most amazing blend of all-feeling emotion, searing heat and connection, dynamic characters that burrow themselves so deeply into my heart, and a story that just doesn’t quit, her books continue to give me everything.

Singe, the first book in her new Guardian Protection Series, continued to build upon the love I have for all of Aly’s characters and stories. This book opened up a whole new world of characters for me to love and claim, along with some old faces that tugged at my heart in that special way. This book brought this world to life in the fiercest and most emotional of ways, with a story of what happens when two people are reunited with their biggest dream and their most unforgettable nightmare in the same moment.

What ensues in this book is a story exceptionally singed with the deepest of fears and regrets, the most authentic honesty and hope, and two unforgettable characters who would do anything to protect what they both feel so truly.

From the very first word of Singe you are put right in the heart of what Rhion and Jude share together. You are shown and given the chance to experience every step of their journey in this book. From the intense moment they first meet that changes their lives forever, to what happens when they come face to face again for the first time, to what they both go through as they navigate their world of feelings, their pasts that are currently crashing full force into their presents, and their deeply felt connection that equally brings them to life and threatens to tear them apart in the same breath.

Every single word and moment of Singe allows you to feel and experience what Jude and Rhion go through in this story as they try to make their way through what this reunion of theirs means. Aly Martinez allows you to dive deep into the minds and hearts of her characters in a way that gives you them in the most honest, vulnerable, and authentic way. She allows you to see the real them, to understand their fears, doubts, and worries, and she allows you to understand exactly why things have gone the way they have for both of them. She lets you get their highs and how much they let these two soar, she lets you get the heartbreaking lows they’ve had and continue to share, and she gives you every single second in between that pulls your heart to theirs as they share what they do.

Singe is a story of second chances, do overs, and equally hopeful and harsh realities. It’s a story of who you were, who you want to be, and who you ultimately become through the fight of your life. It’s a story of what happens when you experience a moment that literally takes you to your knees and eviscerates you in the most burning and emotional of ways. It’s a story of how the ashes leftover of your heart, your soul, and your very life can ultimately rise again if given the right spark to bring you back to life.

It’s a breathtakingly emotional and intense story of what could’ve been, what should’ve been, and what will be with Jude and Rhion as they attempt to put themselves back together in the way they always needed to be.

Their story isn’t easy. In fact I think it broke my heart more times than I could count because of how emotional and real and aching it was. Yet through every single moment I cried, and every single moment that threatened to break me along with them, I felt how much these two shared, and what could be. Along with that dark emotion that runs through these pages is the most alluring spark, brimming with hope and feeling and connection that pulls you through it all with Jude and Rhion.

It’s that spark that invests you whole heartedly in these characters. It’s that spark that shows you that even though what they share might be closer to a run through an inferno filled maze, than a walk in the park, it is beyond worth the burn. It’s that spark that gives you the honest, visceral feelings these two share as they attempt to overcome the past that threatens to consume them. It’s that spark that makes this story the literal perfection that it is. It’s that spark that breaks you, makes you, and exudes from you through them as you experience their emotionally breathtaking story.

From the very start of this book Jude’s character was a force to be reckoned with. I felt so much for that man as he lived and fought through this story as everything came his way. That man has been through a lot, and in this book you get the phenomenal opportunity to experience what it’s like to feel the overwhelming amount of feeling that man does. You get to understand him, you get to love him, and you get to be there as he tries to break free of the guilt and emotion that consumes him on a daily basis. I have to say that I think what I loved most about Jude was that he was real. So. Damn. Real. He wasn’t perfect, he made some not so great choices, and he didn’t always say or do the right thing, but he tried. He fought. He persevered in a way that touched my heart again and again, and he didn’t quit, even when most would.

Jude has his fair share of demons, and every moment in Singe lets you be with him as he tries to combat them, as he tries to overcome them, and as he tries, along with the help of a special little lady, to show the world, and mostly himself, that they will not define him.

Now it is no secret to me that Aly Martinez knows how to create a character with the best amount of personality and fire. And boy did she do that with Rhion Park. The second I got in that girl’s head, I loved her with my entire heart. I loved her honesty, her vibrant charm, and how that girl was no wilting flower. Rhion has some chutzpah to her, and she isn’t afraid to say what she feels and thinks and just believes. It was that perfect combination of honesty and tenacity that showed me it all with that girl. Through every page of this book I got to see the many sides to her character that just sent my heart to her more. I got to see and experience the side of her that was real and said it like it was, the side that felt with her whole heart and poured herself into what she knew to be right and true, the side that fought with all that she had to find and prove the reality of it all, and the side that showed just how amazing she was.

Rhion has been through it all. She’s lost and won and fought more times than you can count, yet her heartfelt optimism, honest and vulnerable hope, and tangible determination shows you just what you need to with her. It exemplifies everything about her, and will have you rooting for her with all that you have as Rhion fights for the reality she knows is there.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Aly Martinez knows how to create a pull and connection between her characters that literally sparks off of the page in the most mesmerizing way. That was beyond true with Singe, and with everything that Rhion and Jude were sharing together. The ties that bind those two together were ever present through every page of this story, and the way that Aly pulls you to them as they pull closer to each other is everything. It’s raw and visceral, and coupled with the deeply felt emotion and past they share makes for an inferno level of heat that will make you melt and blush and feel it all whenever these two are together.

It’s that consuming heat coupled with the deep and true feelings they share that pulls you through it all with Rhion and Jude. It’s what gives you that glimpse and that hope of what could be. It’s what shows you that while these two might not have it the easiest, what they do share is worth fighting for, worth breaking down every wall for, and worth feeling it all if it means they get to share what they do.

It’s all of that so seamlessly and thoughtfully woven together through Aly Martinez’s magnificent writing that makes Singe one of the most emotionally enrapturing, perfectly heated, and exceptionally crafted stories that I have ever read.

Singe is a story that opens your heart and yourself up to everything that happens between Rhion and Jude, all while having you know that this new series will be one that you will LOVE. I’ve already got my heart beyond ready for what this new world of characters and set of stories will bring, and I have no doubt that Aly Martinez will continue to blow me away with each story she creates within it. She’s done it before, and I know she’ll do it again because her writing, her characters, her stories, and the emotional and unforgettable mark they leave are just that. Unforgettable. In every way possible.

Singe was a story that I felt and loved and lived every single word of. It was a story that gave me two characters, and their heart aching story that made me smile, made me blush something fierce, and made me love them both with all that I had. This book opened my heart up to them, and showed me what it was like to experience what they did together, and I can’t say enough how exceptional that was to get.

It was everything all wrapped up into an all-feeling, real, and soul touching story that I know I won’t soon forget.

If you’ve loved Aly’s others books, if you’ve never read any of her books, or if you’re just looking for your next read that’ll blow your heart away in the most amazing way, then I am telling you, you NEED this book and these characters in your life. This very second.

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aly martineez

Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five- including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.

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