Week In Books – w/e 13/5/18

Week In Books is a feature where I catch you up on my week in the book world, whether it be new books I’ve one-clicked, books that have caught my eye, book-world news, reviews, and what I’ve been reading that week. I’d love to see your own Week In Books in the comments!

I have managed to read absolutely nothing at all this week, not a single page of a book! What a horrible week that is!!! I’m living vicariously through all your book posts and recommendations, so keep them coming!! Fingers crossed I manage at least a chapter this week!

I’ve just turned my Kindle on and there is sat an ARC (don’t hate me) of Tethered Souls by the amazing Beth Flynn! I am insanely obsessed with these books – for anyone not in the know it’s a spin off from the gripping Nine Minutes series! To this day, Grizz still owns my soul! #TeamGrizz

  • Liliana Hart has a 3 book bundle on sale for just 1.99 (usually 7.99!!!) – grab Mackenzie Security 1 before the price changes!
  • Plus One by Aleatha Romig is just 0.99!! This looks likes the start of a fab series!
  • There’s a new release from Louise BayThe Ruthless Gentleman is now live!!
  • *screams* Jana Aston has a new release!!! Good Girl is available now – I love Jana’s books!!
  • Piece Of Work by Staci Hart releases on the 17th May But is available for pre-order!

Such a poor effort of book news, but with all the crazy book-world drama happening last week, this was all that slipped through the net!! Fingers crossed for more in the next Weekly!

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WEEK IN BOOKS – w/e 6/5/18

Week In Books is a feature where I catch you up on my week in the book world, whether it be new books I’ve one-clicked, books that have caught my eye, book-world news, reviews, and what I’ve been reading that week. I’d love to see your own Week In Books in the comments!

I’m still reading Love And Other Words by Christina Lauren at the minute. I haven’t had a lot of chances to read this week, and the one day I did get chance, I fancied a quickie so I read Rome’s Chance by Joanna Wylde instead (review for that below). I have been reading Love And Other Words though, and I’m loving it – it’s very emotion filled and I cannot wait to continue.

I still haven’t decided what I’m going to read next. I’m keeping this list from last week up so hopefully someone can give me some top recommendations from it.

Here’s a few suggestions from my collections… Truth Or Beard by Penny Reid, Taking Chances by Laura Farr, Six Of Hearts by LH Cosway, The Man In The Black Suit by Sylvain Reynard, Captive In The Dark by CJ Roberts, Preppy Part 3 by TM Frazier, Loving Mr Daniels by Brittainy C Cherry, Bullet by Jade C Jamison, and On The Island by Tracey Garvis Graves, just to name a few!

  • As I mentioned before, I read Rome’s Chance by Joanna Wylde this week, it’s book #6.6 in her Reaper’s series though can be read as a stand-alone! You can check out my review here!
  • I helped to reveal two covers this week, one is A Wish For Us by Tillie Cole (such a beautiful cover!!!) and the other is Playboy by Katy Evans – I live both Katy and Tillie’s books so I’m very excited for both!
  • Lesley Jones has put book 1 and 2 of her Carnage series into a box set which is available for a limited time and it’s just 2.99! Bargain!! Grab it while you can.
  • Pennies by Pepper Winters is FREE!!! I loved this book so you should definitely snap this up!!
  • For just 0.99 can you get The UnDomestic Goddess by the wonderful Sophie Kinsella! I read this book years ago and I loved it!!!
  • J Daniels has lowered the price of Sweet Addiction to just 0.99! I’ve heard amazing things about this series!
  • There’s a new release from Ilsa Madden Mills called I Dare You! This one looks HOT!!
  • A new author on the block who has already taken the book world by storm – Jessica Ruben has release her debut novel Rising! I think this is definitely an author to watch!
  • Single dad and hockey star Back In The Game by Meghan Quinn is just 0.99! Meghan’s books are hilarious!!
  • Another sale from Pepper WintersCrown Of Lies is just 0.99!
  • And probably my favourite bit of news for the week… Roomies by Christina Lauren is being made into a film!!! I am insanely excited about this!!!

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Review – ROME’S CHANCE by Joanna Wylde

Joanna Wylde is back with a brand new Reaper’s book!! Check it out below…

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Joanna Wylde comes a new story in her Reapers MC series…

Rome McGuire knew he was in trouble the first time he saw her.

She was sweet and pretty and just about perfect in every way. She was also too young and innocent for the Reapers Motorcycle Club. He did the right thing, and walked away.

The second time, he couldn’t resist tasting her.

Gorgeous and smart, fun and full of wonder, she jumped on his bike and would’ve followed him anywhere. Still, she deserved a shot at happiness somewhere bigger and better than a town like Hallies Falls. Walking away wasn’t so easy that time, but her family needed her and he had a job to do.

When she came around a third time, he’d had enough. Randi Whittaker had been given two chances to escape, and now it was time for Rome to take his.

This time, the only way Randi would be leaving Hallies Falls was on the back of Rome’s bike.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

I am a big fan of Joanna Wylde’s Reaper’s series so I pre-ordered Rome’s Chance as soon as I found out about it! This is a novella set after book 6 in the Reaper’s series, though it can be read as a stand-alone, it’s best enjoyed if you’re already up to date with the addictive MC series. (Seriously, if you haven’t met Horse, Ruger, Picnic and the crew you’re missing out!!)

Admittedly, this wasn’t my favourite book of the series, but it was still an enjoyable read. Being a novella it’s a perfect quickie read which can be easily read in one sitting, and will leave you with a smile on your face (seriously, that ending!!) and a need for more Reaper’s!

I loved Rome, he was sexy and sweet and I couldn’t get enough of him. Randi…I was torn when it came to her. Half the time I really liked her, half the time she was so indecisive about absolutely everything that her back and forth irritated me.

I really liked Randi’s little sister, and I hope we get to see more from her in future books, she definitely has a story to tell, and it was great to see Gage and Tinker again. Bring on the next full length Reaper’s book so I can get more of my biker fix!



REAPER’S SERIES – Out Now!

Reaper’s Property #1 | Reaper’s Legacy #2 | Devil’s Game #3 | Reaper’s Stand #4 | Reaper’s Fall #5 | Reaper’s Fire #6 | Shade’s Lady #6.5 | Reaper’s And Bastards – Bonus Scenes

ROME’S CHANCE #6.6 – Out Now!
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Cover Reveal – A WISH FOR US by Tillie Cole

Wow! Take a look at this cover!! I didn’t even read the synopsis before adding this to my TBR because of how beautiful it looks! Check it out (with the synopsis) below.


From the author who brought you A Thousand Boy Kisses comes the new emotional novel, A Wish For Us.

A story of music. A story of healing. A story of love conquering all.

Nineteen-year-old Cromwell Dean is the rising star of electronic dance music. Thousands of people adore him. But no one knows him. No one sees the color of his heart.

Until the girl in the purple dress. She sees through the walls he has built to the empty darkness within.

When Cromwell leaves behind the gray skies of England to study music in the South Carolina heat, the last thing he expects is to see her again. And he certainly doesn’t expect that she’ll stay in his head like a song on repeat.

Bonnie Farraday lives for music. She lets every note into her heart, and she doesn’t understand how someone as talented as Cromwell can avoid doing the same. He’s hiding from his past, and she knows it. She tries to stay away from him, but something keeps calling her back.

Bonnie is the burst of color in Cromwell’s darkness. He’s the beat that makes her heart skip.

But when a shadow falls over Bonnie, it’s up to Cromwell to be her light, in the only way he knows how. He must help her find the lost song in her fragile heart. He must keep her strong with a symphony only he can compose.

A symphony of hope.

A symphony of love.

A symphony of them.



A WISH FOR US – Out June 11th!
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Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.

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Cover Reveal – PLAYBOY by Katy Evans

Check out the cover and synopsis of Playboy, the next book in Katy Evans’ Manwhore series! I can’t wait for Wynn and Cullen’s story!


A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

It started as a game.

We flirted. We played. Most importantly—we won.

Then I discovered who he was: Gambler. Famous playboy. Silver-eyed player who never plays to lose…

And my best friend’s soon-to-be brother in law, Cullen Carmichael.

He needed a good luck charm, I needed a distraction.

So we made a gamble and set off for Vegas—but pretty soon—I was in too deep.

My heart, soul, and body weren’t supposed to be part of the deal.

But somewhere between big wins and long nights, my house of cards started to tumble.

What was this devil with those piercing eyes doing to me?

I’d given up on love, but the wicked, all-in Cullen Carmichael was upping the ante and wouldn’t stop until he’d won it all.



PLAYBOY – Out July 29th!
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Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Week In Books – w/e 29/4/18

Week In Books is a feature where I catch you up on my week in the book world, whether it be new books I’ve one-clicked, books that have caught my eye, book-world news, reviews, and what I’ve been reading that week. I’d love to see your own Week In Books in the comments!

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I actually managed to fit in some reading time this week – yay! It’s also been a pretty great week for book news. Check out my Week In Books below…

I’ve finally dived into Love And Other Words by the amazing writing duo Christina Lauren! I’d been hearing nothing but great things so I was insanely excited to start it.

This week I set up a What’s Next? collection on my Kindle app and I went through ALL the books on my kindle and picked out ones which caught my eye the most, some recent buys, some from years ago! I also have a FBBF18 collection which has books from authors attending the Four Brits Book Fest 18 event I co-organise, so I’ll be going between the two collections over the next few months when picking my next read.

Here’s a few suggestions from my collections… Truth Or Beard by Penny Reid, Taking Chances by Laura Farr, Six Of Hearts by LH Cosway, The Man In The Black Suit by Sylvain Reynard, Captive In The Dark by CJ Roberts, Preppy Part 3 by TM Frazier, Loving Mr Daniels by Brittainy C Cherry, Bullet by Jade C Jamison, and On The Island by Tracey Garvis Graves, just to name a few!

It’s going to be a tough one, any advice??

  • I finally got some reading time in and I devoured The Chateau by Tiffany Reisz which releases in June. You’ll have to wait a bit longer for my review but it was a solid 4 stars – fans of the Original Sinners series will love this Kingsley spin off!
  • Joanna Wylde’s latest book in her Reaper’s series released! Rome’s Chance is a novella and I’m so excited to dive in now it’s on my kindle!
  • I reviewed The Sea Of Tranquility by Katja Millay this week – it’s been over 5 years since I first read it so I figured it’s about time I put up a 5 star review!
  • Tarryn Fisher has a new release coming in just one month with Willow Aster who are writing under the name Fisher & Aster. Check out the cover reveal of Folsom!
  • The first book in Sophie Kinsella‘s Shopaholic series is currently just 0.99!! This is my favourite Chick Lit series! So many laughs!!
  • Natasha Preston has a new release titled Lie To Me! I am in love with this cover and I can’t wait to read this one!
  • A new author on my radar this week is Jessica Ruben whose debut novel releases May 1st. Rising is available for pre-order and definitely one to watch!
  • Max Monroe have a sale on! Sex Says is just 0.99! Snap it up before it increases!
  • A Boy Like You by Ginger Scott is also just 0.99 and it looks so great, I couldn’t resist snapping it up myself.

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Cover Reveal – FOLSOM by Fisher & Aster

One of my favourites, Taryn Fisher, has a new book on the horizon, but this time as part of writing duo Fisher & Aster with the talented Willow Aster! Folsom is a contemporary romance with a side of dystopian, and it’s set to release in one months time!


The nation as we know it is a thing of the past.

With the male species on the verge of extinction, a society called the End Men is formed to save the world. Folsom Donahue is one of twelve men whose sole purpose is to repopulate the Regions. The endless days spent having sex with strangers leaves Folsom with an emptiness no amount of women, money, or status can fill.

Until Gwen.

Gwen has wanted a child for as long as she can remember, but when she finally gets a chance to have her own, she uncovers a long hidden truth. The injustice she sees moves her to help save the men whom no one else believes need saving.

A forbidden love, grown in a time of despair, ignites a revolution.

Folsom and Gwen, torn between their love for each other and their sense of duty, must make a choice. But some will stop at nothing to destroy them.

Folsom is book one of the End of Men series.



FOLSOM – Out May 29th!
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Tarryn Fisher is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of nine novels. Born a sun hater, she currently makes her home in Seattle, Washington with her children, husband, and psychotic husky. Tarryn writes about villains.

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Willow Aster is the author of True Love Story, In the Fields, Maybe Maby, Fade to Red, and Lilith. Willow loves nothing more than writing the day away—anywhere will do. Her husband and two children graciously put up with her endless daydreaming and make fun of her for reading while cooking.

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Review – THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY by Katja Millay

An oldie but a goodie!

I live in a world without magic or miracles. A place where there are no clairvoyants or shapeshifters, no angels or superhuman boys to save you. A place where people die and music disintegrates and things suck. I am pressed so hard against the earth by the weight of reality that some days I wonder how I am still able to lift my feet to walk.

Former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov wants two things: to get through high school without anyone learning about her past and to make the boy who took everything from her—her identity, her spirit, her will to live—pay.

Josh Bennett’s story is no secret: every person he loves has been taken from his life until, at seventeen years old, there is no one left. Now all he wants is be left alone and people allow it because when your name is synonymous with death, everyone tends to give you your space.

Everyone except Nastya, the mysterious new girl at school who starts showing up and won’t go away until she’s insinuated herself into every aspect of his life. But the more he gets to know her, the more of an enigma she becomes. As their relationship intensifies and the unanswered questions begin to pile up, he starts to wonder if he will ever learn the secrets she’s been hiding—or if he even wants to.

The Sea of Tranquility is a rich, intense, and brilliantly imagined story about a lonely boy, an emotionally fragile girl, and the miracle of second chances.

I bought and read The Sea Of Tranquility on January 2nd 2013, and I have re-read it numerous times over the years. It’s one of those New Adult books which never gets old, never loses its power to create such intense passion and emotion in its reader. I don’t think there’s been a single time since that very first, that I haven’t cried at least once while reading it.

Nastya and Josh’s story is one that everyone who loves angsty and emotional books needs to read. It has had me hooked every time I’ve read it, desperate to read more, to continue reliving their heartbreaking and beautiful tale. And to this day, it still has the very best last line of any book I’ve ever read! (But don’t be a cheater and read that first!!)

It’s now been over 5 years since the book first released, and unluckily for fans, Katja Millay has seemingly disappeared from the book world, leaving The Sea Of Tranquility to be the first and only book this incredibly talented writer has published. Katja, if you just so happen to see this, we still love your words, we miss you, and thank you.



THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY – Out Now!
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Katja Millay graduated with a degree in film and television production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and has worked as a television producer and film studies & screenwriting teacher. Her debut novel The Sea of Tranquility was a recipient of the American Library Association’s Alex Award and was named one of the Best Books of 2013 by the School Library Journal. She currently resides in Florida with her family.

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Week In Books – w/e 22/4/18

Week In Books is a feature where I catch you up on my week in the book world, whether it be new books I’ve one-clicked, books that have caught my eye, book-world news, reviews, and what I’ve been reading that week. I’d love to see your own Week In Books in the comments!

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This week has been a crazy busy week work-wise which has meant that not a lot has happened in my little blogging world – no reviews this week *gasp* BUT it doesn’t all begin and end there. Check out my Week In Books below…

I’ve not really had much reading time this week, so I’m still part way through my ARC of The Chateau by Tiffany Reisz. Today is my first day off in a week, so I plan on relaxing with Kingsley – what a perfect way to spend the day!!

I still plan on reading Christina Lauren’s latest release, Love And Other Words, but in 2 days Joanna Wylde will be releasing Rome’s Chance which is a novella set in her Reaper’s series which I LOVE!! So I might fit in a quickie with Rome before I jump into the emotion of the latest CLo!

  • Pepper Winters released the cover for the sequel to her incredible The Boy And His Ribbon which I gave a massive 5 stars! The Girl And Her Ren releases in June and you can check out the cover over here!
  • There was a new release from Penelope Douglas which has everyone raving called Birthday Girl – it’s a taboo storyline which I love the sound of!! She’s 19 and he’s 38 – he’s also her boyfriends father – eeeeek!!
  • First by Kimberly Adams was a 6 star read for me and it’s currently FREE!!! “A truly beautiful, devastating and unforgettable romance.” Everyone needs to read this book!!
  • My favourite, Tiffany Reisz, has a book on sale!! The Red is just 99p – here’s my 4 star review!
  • Book #3 in Kylie Scott’s Dive Bar series is now live! Grab your copy of Chaser – I’ve got mine!
  • And finally after almost 5 years of blogging, I bought a domain! Now you can find me at the much easier blog address lovehollyxx.com

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Week In Books – w/e – 15/4/18

Week In Books is a feature where I catch you up on my week in the book world, whether it be new books I’ve one-clicked, books that have caught my eye, book-world news, reviews, and what I’ve been reading that week. I’d love to see your own Week In Books in the comments!

I have finally started my ARC of The Chateau by Tiffany Reisz, and I couldn’t more excited to be back in the world of the Original Sinners. I’ve only just started it so no real views yet, but I’m positive it’s going to be another amazing read from this author.

I’m thinking it’s going to have to be the fantastic writing duo Christina Lauren’s latest release, Love And Other Words. I’ve heard nothing but incredible things about this one, it’s not like anything they’ve written before and I’m itching to dive in.

  • So as you just saw, Christina Lauren released Love And Other Words on Tuesday. You can still read the prologue, chapter one, chapter two, chapter three, and Chapter four over on their blog.
  • Michelle Leighton (formerly writing as M Leighton) has released her first book in quite some time titled The Dandelion. This looks to be a heartbreaking second chance love story – a definite one-click!
  • Another new release came from Jewel E Ann – she released the second book in her Transcend duo, Epoch. All my book friends rave about this series so Transcend and Epoch are high on my TBR!
  • Sally Thorne has a new book coming out in January 2019 (I know it’s age away!!) and you can pre-order it now! It’s called 99 Percent Mine and even the title makes me excited to read it!
  • Ricochet by Kerri Lake is on sale for just 99p! I really liked this one, it’s a dark standalone antihero romance.
  • Meghan Quinn’s book Three Blind Dates is just 99p for a matter of days so you need to snap this one up!!
  • There’s a new Reapers MC novella coming!!!! I am crazy obsessed with this series and Rome’s Chance by Joanna Wylde is releasing on April 24th! I cannot wait!!!
  • Kate Stewart has a new book out! It’s called The Real and I’ve heard it’s another epic romance which is sure to bring tears!
  • I got 2 reviews up on the blog this week! First up was Pepper Winters’ latest, The Boy And His Ribbon, and OMG you guys, it was beyond incredible. Read my 5 star review and get clicking! It’s a must!!
  • And I finally reviewed the awesome Rock Chick series by the Queen Kristen Ashley. I gave the series an overall 4 stars but there’s a few hidden 5 stars within. I’m sad the series is over but if anyone hasn’t yet met the Hot Bunch, have a read of my review and dive in!

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