ANGRY GOD by LJ Shen: Blog Tour with Rachel's Review

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“Once again, L.J. Shen has blown me away with a hauntingly beautiful, angst-driven, emotionally charged romance that will stay with me long after the last page. A must read for 2020.”
--Siobhan Davis, USA Today bestselling author

Angry God, an all-new beautiful and dark new adult romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is available now!

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Vaughn Spencer.
They call him an angry god.
To me, he is nothing but a heartless prince.
His parents rule this town, its police, every citizen and boutique on Main Street.
All I own is a nice, juicy grudge against him for that time he almost killed me.
Between hooking up with a different girl every weekend, breaking hearts, noses and rules, Vaughn also finds the time to bully little ole’ me.
I fight back, tooth and nail, never expecting him to chase me across the ocean after we graduate high school.
But here he is, living with me in a dark, looming castle on the outskirts of London.
A fellow intern. A prodigal sculptor. A bloody genius.
They say this place is haunted, and it is.
Carlisle Castle hides two of our most awful secrets.
Vaughn thinks he can kill the ghosts of his past, but what he doesn’t know? It’s my heart he’s slaying.
Angry God is a stand-alone, DARK High School Romance. It deals with sensitive subjects some may find triggering.
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“How good are you at keeping secrets, Lenora Astalis?” His voice wrapped around my neck like a noose. I wanted to cough. I needed to cough. He terrified me. I hated him with the heat and passion of a thousand blazing suns. He made me feel like a scaredy cat and a snitch. “Oh, yes. If you’re coward enough to pretend you’re asleep, you’re good enough to keep a secret. That’s the thing about you, Astalis. I can smash you into dust and watch your grains dance at my feet. My little circus monkey.” I might’ve hated Vaughn, but I hated myself more for not standing up to him. For not opening my eyes and spitting in his face. Clawing his unnaturally blue eyes out. Taunting him back for all the times he’d taunted all of us at Carlisle Prep. “By the way, your eyelids are moving,” he said drily, chuckling. He straightened up, his finger making a brief stop at the base of my spine. He snapped his fingers, making a breaking sound, and I nearly jumped out of my skin, letting out a gasp. I squeezed my eyes tighter, still pretending to sleep. He laughed. The bastard laughed. Was he sparing me for the time being? Was he going to check in on me from now on? Retaliate if I opened my mouth? He was so unpredictable. I wasn’t sure what my life would look like in the morning.
How in the Ever Loving Fuck am I supposed to read another book this year?  LJ Shen, by way of Vaughn Spencer has ruined reading!  There's no way I can think about opening another book, finding a new book boyfriend, meeting a new hero. 
Angry God was phenomenal. It's so overused but... ALL THE FEELS... I knew, I knew from the very first All Saints High book that Vaughn was gonna be it for me. I knew deep down that he was broken and I would be the one to fix him.. okay in my dreams... but still.
Every. Single. Time. I'm telling you, every single time LJ Shen releases a book I say it's my favorite.. and every single time she surpasses it with the next. Vaughn has long since been one of my fave characters..just something about him, seemingly all that but you just know, deep down, that he was broken. So I was really, really looking forward to Angry God.
Lenny and Vaughn's story was, simply put, AMAZING. With tears in my eyes, I'd continue to read, and love every single minute of it! LJ Shen and Angry God are, without a doubt, at the top of the list, and I'm not really sure how I'm supposed to read another book for the foreseeable future.
This is my new all time fave from this author!

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About LJ Shen L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to nineteen different countries. She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.
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Release Blast: My Bestie's Ex by Piper Rayne

I can’t borrow him.

He’s not a sweater or a skirt.

He’s not even her favorite dress—the lucky one she wears on first dates. The one she probably wore on her first date with him.

In my defense, I didn’t know who he was. To me, he was a cool, calm, confident stranger. He was perfection for the entire hour and a half train ride while the concrete jungle turned into a rolling green landscape.

To an outsider, we probably appeared more friends than hopeful lovers. But my blush came quickly, and his dimples indented with every smile. We definitely shared a spark of what could be. 

Too bad I didn’t know who he was before I fell for him, because he can’t be mine.

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In true Piper Rayne fashion, these amazing authors have once again given their readers a story that will make you laugh, will make you shed a tear while wanting to throw your kindle across the room once or twice.  My Bestie's Ex is the first book in The Rooftop Crew Series and as with every one of their series, I cannot wait for the next book.  Just as every other book they have publishes begins, the reader is given a small request, this one from Blanca Mancini, that reviewers do not provide details or spoilers in their reviews so that each reader who dives into this book can experience it the same way that I did for the first time.  With that being said, I loved Blanca's sassy mouth and drive to achieve in all areas of life when I met her in the White Collar Brother's Series and I am so glad that she is getting her own series!  I also loved that the reader was able to get a glimpse of the Mancini brothers that we all loved throughout this book and it was a perfect way to catch up with their lives.  I cannot recommend this book or any of Piper Rayne's books enough.  I jump on the chance to read each and every one and more often than not, I devour the book in one sitting.  4 stars


Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we're not one author, we're two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" ( caught us, that's our tagline). 

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The Ruthless Knight by Jeana E Mann is LIVE! Check out Rachel's review here!

This is not your typical royal romance. The Ruthless Knight is sexy, hot, steamy with drama, suspense, love, romance, sacrifice and some darkness. I am enjoying Jeana Mann’s twist on royal romances and look forward to more!” ~Stephanie, Blushing Babes Are Up All Night
She stole my wallet, my car, and my favorite oil painting. I never expected her to steal my heart.
This complicated, beautiful, annoying woman doesn’t know that I’m a thief too. Only, I don’t steal things. I steal secrets and sometimes people. And her name is next on my list.
The problem? I admire her. Like her. Love her. So many wasted feelings because we aren’t meant to be. Years ago, I sold my soul and body to the devil. Now, my back is against the wall. If I want to save my precious niece from death, I’ll have to turn my sexy little thief over to my enemy.
She captivates me. Soothes me. Makes my life a living hell. And I love every minute of it.
But I have no choice. I will be ruthless.
And she will ruin me.
From USA Today bestselling author, Jeana E. Mann, comes a heart wrenching, suspenseful, tale of love, deception, and sacrifice.
Are you ready for Sir Nikolay Reznik Tarnovsky? He’s coming for YOU!
**This is a standalone novel written in the worlds of The Exiled Prince Trilogy and The Rebel Queen Duet.

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Okay so... I love Jeana E Mann's writing. Most of her characters are complex. I love the fact that you COULD read this as a standalone if you want (although I don't know why you'd want to).
We've seen Nicky over and over again throughout Royal Secrets Series. He's been a key player, yet never finding his story until now..and what a story it is.
It's lust at first sight...okay with Nicky isnt' it always? At a masquerade he spots a vision ( and I pictture her as sort of feline) and in typical Nicky fashion she is soon on her knees :)
What happens from there is both heart wrenching and reaffirming. So sad and sadistic, yet one would argue the result was so worth it. Nicky was allowed to grow as a character and tell his story and yes, find love... although it didn't come easily. Calliope was a great addition to the Royal Secrets Series! She was strong, independent, yet knew she couldn't accomplish what she wanted to do alone. And oh, what she had to go through... Valentina was... yikes.
As always, Jeana's writing is impeccable. Her story flows so smoothly, no hiccups, no reading over to get the point. She takes you on a journey through depravity and manipulation to lead you to a family forged in love, forgiveness, understanding.
Jeana is a USA Today and Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author from Indiana. She gave up a career in the corporate world to write about sexy billionaires and alpha bad boys. With over twenty books and several awards beneath her belt, she’s never regretted her choice to live out her dream. She’s a free spirit, a wanderer at heart, and loves animals with a passion. When she’s not tripping over random objects, you’ll find her walking in the sunshine with her rambunctious dogs and dreaming about true love.
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The Weekend Wife by Erin McCarthy Blog Tour with Rachel's Review

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“The perfect, irresistible romantic comedy!”

—Erin Nicholas, New York Times bestselling author

Weekend Wife, an all-new sassy and quirky stand-alone rom com from New York Times bestselling author Erin McCarthy, is available now!

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Billionaire businessman in need of a fake fiancée…
It should be the easiest job ever for an out-of-work actress, right?
All I have to do is pose as Grant Caldwell (the Third)’s fiancé for a fancy-pants weekend in the Hamptons. Easy. Wear designer clothing and sip champagne? Don’t mind if I do. Flirting with Grant? It’s so delicious I should be paying him.
Nothing can go wrong as long as I can just keep my hands off of him.
But that’s the hard part. And I do mean hard.
Because Grant is sexy.
And bossy.
And surprisingly sweet, a real rarity in his pretentious family.
Oops. I’m not as good at faking it as I thought. Or maybe they call this method acting. Because it’s getting harder to figure out where my character ends and I begin…
It just might be the role of a lifetime.
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I looked at Leah. “Sorry about that. I am not filthy rich.” I actually was, but I felt compelled to be modest. “I’m just rich.”
“Oh, yeah? Well… I think everyone’s definition of filthy is different.”
And just like that, Leah took an awkward moment and made it flirtatious. Her voice was low, breathy.
Green light. That’s what that was. And I was hitting the gas and plowing into the intersection.
I eyed her. “What do you know about filthy?”
I had leaned closer to her, turned slightly, my thigh brushing against the fabric of her skirt. Her lips were a ripe raspberry color and she had a divot in the base of her chin that made me want to kiss it. Her chest rose and fell beneath her tight sweater with a quick rhythm, like she was turned on. Intrigued. Contemplating her move. She opened her mouth, gaze sweeping over my lips, and for a second I thought she was going to move close enough that I could kiss her.
Instead, she held my gaze, all seduction and skill, while her hand shot out and tucked the cash into the breast pocket of my suit. She grinned and turned back to the front, smug.
“Nice acting skills,” I told her dryly. Leah, starring in the role of femme fatale, and I’d fallen for it.
“Thanks. I’m working on eye contact.”
I was working on blue balls.
She was cute and clever. Fuck.
I knew a couple of women who wanted exactly what I did—no-strings-attached sex. No one got offended if months went by without contact and it was just as likely they would text me as I would text them. I didn’t get… ensnared. Leah could ensnare me. It might be time to send out a sexual SOS. I needed zero contact with Leah after today. She wasn’t good for my concentration. But I did admire both her boldness and her talent.
“That was savage,” I told her. “I love it.”
“I need a distraction from the fact that my ankle seems to have a heartbeat and half the ice has melted so now my sock is damp.”
Right. Her busted ankle. That was the relevant issue at hand, not my dick.
“You really should elevate your ankle. Turn a little.”
Surprisingly, she obeyed me. I dug my way through all that fabric and hauled her calf and ankle up onto my lap. I also tucked the hundred bucks back into her skirt pocket. She didn’t seem to notice and just cleared her throat.
Leah bit her bottom lip. “This is weird,” she said. “I don’t think you want my damp sock on your pants.”
There were so many things I wanted to say. All of them inappropriate as fuck.
What I settled for was, “Don’t assume what I want.”

This is a first read for my by Erin McCarthy.
The Weekend Wife was a nice deviation for me. I haven't read a simple, witty, funny rom com in a while. Her writing hooked me right from the start. Her witty banter, the teasing, the was so much fun.  Her characters were enjoyable and the flow of the story made it one easy read!
It's so nice to be able to sit down and lose myself in a story while the television is one, the kids are in and out, the animals 
I loved the fact that I could pick it up and relax. Not have to keep track of what I was reading. Not have to look for that "A-ha" moment. Right from the start you knew what the story was about, what was gonna happen, and what the contention point was going to be.  You get to read to ENJOY!  No crying, no angst, no cheating, just pure unadulterated fun!
We all know I'm an easy of course, it's gonna be a 4.5 Star read for me and I'm gonna have to check out more of Ms McCarthy's books!

Erin McCarthy
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USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Erin McCarthy sold her first book in 2002 and has since written over seventy-five novels and novellas in the romance and mystery genres. Erin has a special weakness for high-heeled boots, martinis, and Frank Sinatra. She lives with her renovation-addicted husband (he built her a bar, so it’s all good!) and their blended family of kids and rescue dogs.
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