Title: Violent Triumphs

Series: White Monarch #3

Author: Jessica Hawkins

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 12, 2019



The highly anticipated conclusion to the “emotional, steamy, and dangerous” USA Today bestselling White Monarch series.

I’ve become a queen to the forsaken, a leader to thieves, and the wife of a man who instills fear in all who cross his path. He was the husband I didn’t want. Now, I can’t fathom life without my king.

I should’ve been ready for anything. Like the caterpillar that feeds on poison during metamorphosis, I was raised in the dangerous world of cartel crime. But nothing could’ve prepared me for Cristiano de la Rosa, his brother’s poison, or the Calavera cartel.

This is still a story about a love strong enough to topple households, unite enemies, and divide brothers. Resilient enough to bring down those who would try to destroy it . . . and selfless enough to make the ultimate sacrifice.

But I was warned, and so were you. Death’s day always comes. This time, it will find what was once a caterpillar is now a butterfly—and hell hath no fury like the White Monarch.



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She writes romance both at home in New York City and around the world, a coffee shop traveler who bounces from café to café with just a laptop, headphones, and a coffee cup. She loves to keep in close touch with her readers, mostly via Facebook, Instagram, and her mailing list.



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RELEASE DAY BLITZ: Violent Ends by Jessica Hawkins!


Title: Violent Ends
Series: White Monarch #2
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 18, 2019
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I had a life, love, and future to give.
Until my enemy took a wife.

The devil has a name, and it’s Cristiano de la Rosa. On my wedding day, he was the last man I expected to see standing at the altar. He wants to make me his queen. His brother wants to rescue his princess.
Getting Cristiano to lose control becomes the name of the game, and the stakes are life and death. But as truth and lies blur, loyalty is tested, and our chemistry threatens to reach the melting point, the prize grows less clear. Either freedom no longer means what I think it does, or Cristiano is as devious as everyone says, and he’s mastered the art of playing my mind.
All I know for certain is that nothing is certain. And all you need to know? This is a love story.
But even love stories have to end.



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She writes romance both at home in New York City and around the world, a coffee shop traveler who bounces from café to café with just a laptop, headphones, and a coffee cup. She loves to keep in close touch with her readers, mostly via Facebook, Instagram, and her mailing list.

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Release Day Blitz: Violent Delights by Jessica Hawkins


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Series: White Monarch #1
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Genre:Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 19, 2019

“She is mine.” Three words from two different men.
A life, future, and love I don’t get to choose.

In the de la Rosa family, old grudges run deeper than loyalty, and betrayal is a three-letter word: war. But this feud isn’t between enemies. It’s between brothers. And I’m the prize.

I was born a princess among criminals. An untouchable among thieves. Heiress to a life others have killed for, and one I’d do anything to escape. I vowed not to leave without Diego, my first love and best friend, but if his ruthless brother has his way, I won’t leave at all. Cristiano de la Rosa is a man as big and bold as his legend. Once upon a time, he was our cartel’s best soldier . . . until he became my family’s worst enemy.

A man like Cristiano will bend fate to his will to get what he wants. Even if it means dragging me to hell—and tearing me from his brother’s arms.



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She writes romance both at home in New York and around the world, a coffee shop traveler who bounces from café to café with just a laptop, headphones, and coffee cup. She loves to keep in close touch with her readers, mostly via Facebook, Instagram, and her mailing list.


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Release Day Blitz & Review: Role Play by Katana Collins!

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Book: Role Play

Author: Katana Collins

Book 2: Silhouette Studios Series

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Genre: Movie Star Romance/BDSM

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Love shouldn’t hurt… at least, that’s what everyone tells me. But when I’m with Ash? Not only does it hurt… but I beg for more.

Ash Livingston is Hollywood’s bad boy A-list director. I’m Hollywood’s hardest working unknown costume designer just starting out in the industry. A nobody… but a nobody with a big secret.

Never in a million years did I think he’d be my boss.
Never in a million years did I think I’d learn about the man beneath the persona.
Never in a million years did I think I’d fall in love with him.

I might be unknown… but when I’m with Ash, I feel seen. I feel heard. I’m somebody. Even if it is all just role play.



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“When someone’s been burned, you smell smoke.”
I never, ever wanted to reach this box because it would mean that I was done with Ash and Lucy’s story… but alas, here I am, with a heavy heart, staring at said box. I am so mad that their story is behind me but ugh! I’m trying so hard to not let go! Especially since we get a free bonus scene and I’m too scared to read it in fear that it will cement the fact that I’m done…
Ever since Callback, I’ve been obsessing over Ash’s story and basically begging Katana for more almost every day. I have been waiting for what feels like forever for this and Katana more than delivered!
Not only did she make me fall in love with Ash even more, but she made me fall madly in love with Lucy as well. Ash is the director of an upcoming film while Lucy works as a costume designer’s assistant. I couldn’t get enough of them, so much that I swear I was addicted. Their interactions were an absolute joy to read about and my face genuinely hurt from smiling so much. They made me squeal, laugh, cry, and much more during the short time we spent together.
I did feel like we got the most character development out of Ash but honestly, I’m not mad about it. Lucy was such a joy to read about that I didn’t want her to change one bit. She was funny, smart, witty, badass, and everything in between. She made me tear up with pride whenever she spoke or put her foot down, or spoke up, whenever someone -Ash- did/said something dumb. Lucy and I are so similar that sometimes it seemed like Katana had reached into my mind and plucked my exact reactions to certain situations and had her act them out. There were many times where all I could think about was “YOU GO, LUCY!” and “YOU TELL THEM, GIRL!” She didn’t take crap from no one and I admired her so much for it.
I equally admired Ash for not letting that faze him and for not trying to change her. They both earned my respect even though Ash managed to lose it for a bit during a specific scene. I still haven’t forgiven him for it but it just makes him human, no matter how much I hated what he did.
Also, THE STEAMY SCENES KILLED ME. I swear I felt like a blushing school girl, even when the scene was literally just them kissing. That’s never happened to me before since I’m cool with whatever an author throws my way but something about Katana’s writing makes me feel as if I’m the one in the scene instead of watching it unfold in front of me. Sometimes it was TOO hot to handle but it was worth it!
Katana masterfully wove what seemed an effortless and realistic plot line with just as realistic characters. This amazing series makes me wish I was on the crew for a movie set just to see if I could catch the eye of someone…
Anyway, I really hope we get a book around Andrea, Lucy’s best friend, because I loved her so much!!! She was so funny, sweet, and interesting enough that I would love to dive deeper into her mind.

5/5 stars!



I love coffee.

As an author and a story-teller, it is the lifeblood to which my ideas take flight. And I believe in giving credit where credit is due. Occasionally someone (ie – my husband) will try to secretly switch out my beloved regular coffee for decaf. I always know the difference. ALWAYS (I’m looking at you, SEAN).

I am incapable of achieving the perfect ponytail. I’m dyslexic. I can never wear white without spilling on myself. And I’ve never read Pride and Prejudice (gasp!).

When I was younger and stole my mother’s Harlequins to read beneath the covers with a flashlight (seriously, did we ALL do this? I think we did.), I wanted to read about the tough as nails heroine. The perfectly imperfect girl with quirks and attitude and sass. And the anti-heroes who were anything but “Prince Charming.” Forget the knight on a white horse… give me the bad boy on a motorcycle.

So, now, I write those romance novels I craved to see on the shelves all those years ago—the sassy heroines. The badass heroes. I spend my days in the throes of my imagination, and am loving every minute of it. I can travel anywhere and become anyone I want to be. One day, I’m a mechanic in Boston and the next, I’m a vampire stripping in Las Vegas.

Since penning my first novel back in 2012, I’m now an international author with 15 published books, in a wide range of contemporary romance genres–(Paranormal, New Adult, Small town, Erotic Suspense… you name it!).

After living for a decade in Brooklyn, NY, I took the plunge and moved to beautiful (although kinda chilly) Portland, Maine. I now live full time in ‘Vacationland’ with a kind of mean cat, a mellow chihuahua, and a very NOT mellow lab-pittie mix. Oh, yeah… there’s a husband who draws comics somewhere in that mix, too. 😉 I can usually be found in a coffee shop with my nose in my laptop wearing fabulous (albeit sometimes impractical) shoes.

I love connecting with readers and fellow sassy storytellers, so feel free to drop me an email at or connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can find a list of my available books over on my Bookshelf  or if you’ve already read a book, it would make my day if you wrote a review!

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Excerpt of their meet cute:

I turned to leave, nearly plowing into a girl walking up behind me. Stacks of male blazers were draped across her arms so that just a cute button nose and black rectangular glasses framing large, brown eyes peeked out from behind.

“Oh! I’m so sorry.” She tried to step out of my way, but in doing so, one of her ballet flats flipped off her foot causing her to fall backwards. I caught her just in time around her petite waist, her cotton T-shirt inching its way up to her rib cage. My hand was flat against the soft skin of her abs.

“Lucy!” Kelly hissed. “You are holding thousands of dollars worth of garments. If you ruin those, it would take you months to reimburse the loss.”

“It was my fault Kelly,” I said. “I wasn’t looking where I was going.” I stole another glance at the girl—at Lucy—and was awarded with a shy smile in return. That little quirk of her plump, peony-colored lips, and she shifted the blazers to one arm, adjusting her glasses in a way that was so fucking cute and unassuming. It only took a moment for recognition to snake across her features.

“Mr. Livingston,” she gasped, that smile quivering at the corners. “I’m so sorry—” Her voice was now hoarse, and those sweet lips parted as a sharp inhale caught in her throat.

Energy swirled between us; something calm and potent. That moment, looking into Lucy’s eyes was a breath of stillness on an otherwise chaotic, crazy set. I wanted to breathe her in, absorb that calm energy she exuded; swallow her shy, quiet demeanor and bathe in it all day long.

She’s cute. It was my late wife, Brie’s voice again. Brie would have liked her. That warm feeling surged down to my heart, needling me in a way I both loved and hated.

Her brows tugged together as I felt my breath catch in my throat. It only lasted a second—our connection. But it was consuming. I cleared my throat, stepping back from Lucy. She didn’t look like she belonged in this business based on what little I’d seen of her shy personality. Her chin dipped lower, and she cast her eyes to the ground.

I studied her subtle movement. To most people, it would be nothing. But to me? I saw her raw, untapped need—the quick-to-please nature; her innate receptiveness to the hierarchy of Dominant-submissive relationships. Like she could sense I was in charge and not only acknowledged it, but accepted it with that small dip of her head.

My cock twitched against the zipper of my flat front dress pants.

That in itself was nothing new. But the tug at my gut; the tightness, and the moment of tenderness I felt for a brief second. That was new. And terrifying. Fuck me. I had to get out of there—and fast. “It was my fault, Lucy.”

Behind me, Kelly scoffed. “You remember her name, I see.”

I swallowed a sigh. “I’ll see you both on set.”

Lucy peeked up over the top rim of her glasses. Those eyes—endless, dark orbs that were wide and wet—latched onto mine, and her pink tongue swiped across her full top lip.

I have to have her. The thought came before I had the good sense to stop it. Dammit. I didn’t discern between women. I loved them all—all shapes, sizes, hair color. But at LnS? I didn’t find many women like Lucy. Even with my seasoned subs, they had their ways of seeking me out. Subtle usually… not like Kelly or most other aggressive women I met at the average bar. But there was something different about Lucy. I tore my eyes away from her and walked briskly out of the room. As I turned the corner down the hallway, I heaved a deep breath, falling back against the wall. The cool, painted walls were chilly against the backs of my sweaty shoulders, and I brushed my fingers over the metal band, closing my eyes and trying to picture Brie’s face.

But for the first time in five years, Brie’s eyes weren’t what I saw in my mind.

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Release Blitz & Review: What He Never Knew by Kandi Steiner!

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What He Never Knew, a standalone teacher/student romance in the What He Doesn’t Know series by bestselling author Kandi Steiner is live!

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I never learn my lesson.

And I always want what I can’t have.

When Sarah Henderson walks into my life, I tell myself she’s off limits. She’s my student, sixteen years younger than me, and my boss’s niece. It doesn’t matter that I see the same pain reflected in her eyes that I have in my own, or that the dead organ better known as my heart kicks to life when she’s around.

I’ve been here before, and I know how this ends.

It’s been two years since I fell for the last woman I knew I couldn’t have, the one with the ring on her finger that I chose to ignore.

Two years of trying to overcome that heartache when Sarah slides into my life.

Another woman I can’t have. Another woman I can’t stop myself from wanting.

I never learn my lesson, but with a constant reminder of how that last forbidden love burned, I think I’ve finally learned this one.

This time, I won’t chase what’s off limits.

This time, I’m staying away.

And I’ll keep telling myself that until I believe it. 

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THIS. IS. EXACTLY. THE STORY REESE DESERVED!!!!!!!!!! Well, I was in tears for most of it so I had trouble reading it but I’m pretty sure it was!
Ever since I met Reese in What He Doesn’t Know, he immediately owned every part of me. His joy, his pain… I felt everything to my core. I wanted to shelter him and love him myself and because of that, it was difficult to see him with another woman… BUT, Sarah was an extraordinary character so my jealousy was thwarted by my immense joy at seeing them build something together. They were so… magnificent. I’ve never read a story where a couple felt so right before and that is saying A LOT. Both Reese and Sarah were everything good and amazing in the world so they deserved to be happy together.
Speaking of Sarah. she. was. magnificent. I was in tears due to many things but mostly due to her bravery. Her story was a near-mirror of my own so I immediately connected with her in a deep level. I was rooting for her happiness as much as Reese’s, if not more, since I’ve actually walked in her shoes. She was strong and fierce even after being dealt an ugly hand at life. Basically, more people need to read this if they are in need of a character to look up to. I know this since she would have been the perfect role model I needed when I was a child.
Also, the diversity in this book was great. I am sad to admit I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with a black main character before and I am glad Sarah was my first. She definitely won’t be my last and I thank Kandi for letting me meet her.
I can’t even tell you guys the amount of quotes I highlighted throughout my reading experience. This book was so personal to me that it felt like some of the quotes were written just for me, as conceited as that sounds. Either way, my soul seemed to integrate itself in every word on the page, right alongside Reese and Sarah, and for that, I will never forget them. (Not like they needed help in that department. They were already memorable on their own.)
My heart still aches with all the pain they have both gone through, but mainly, it aches with immense joy. That last chapter was the most perfect way Kandi could have ended their story and I am sooooosososo glad she wrote it the way she did. Honestly, I wish I get to see more from them, but if I don’t, I have been perfectly sated. I have been dying for Reese’s novel and Kandi has outdone herself with this delivery.
This story blew my mind and my expectations out of this world.

Every star in the world/5 stars!!!



Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die-hard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.

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Blog Tour & Review: Work in Progress by Staci Hart

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Work in Progress, an all-new romantic comedy from Staci Hart, is available now!

I never thought my first kiss would be on my wedding day.

But here I stand, clutching a bouquet of pale pink roses behind the doors of a Las Vegas chapel, and at the end of the aisle is the absolute last man I imagined would be waiting for me.

Thomas Bane.

Bestselling author. Notorious bad boy. Savagely handsome, dark as sin, chiseled as stone. And somehow, my soon-to-be husband.

Marry him, and I’ll land my dream job. Save him, and I’ll walk away with everything I’ve ever wanted. All I have to do is remember it’s all for show. None of it is real, no matter how real it feels.

But first, I have to survive the kiss.

And with lips like his, my heart doesn’t stand a chance.

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The hall bathroom door opened, consequently stopping the earth’s orbit and flinging me into space for lack of gravity.

Thomas Bane stepped out of the doorway in slow motion, propelled by a cloud of steam that licked at his glistening body like it wanted to taste him. His hair was black, wet, curling and dripping in rivulets down the planes and valleys of his expansive chest and abs and narrow hips. He had that thing, the trough of muscle bracketing his hips that caught sluicing water and carried it in an angle that would eventually reach that unknown terrain beneath his towel. I saw the ghost of that terrain, the long, cylindrical bulge that was substantial enough to clearly state its presence, even through the thick towel.

He smirked, dragging his hand through his wet hair. I salivated, watching droplets of water roll down his forearm and collect on the tip of his erotic elbow.

“You’re up,” he said.

I blinked, not knowing when I’d set my coffee down or how many minutes—hours? years?—had passed in the time I spent ogling his body.

He sauntered into the room like he wasn’t basically naked. I tried unsuccessfully not to stare at his knees, the place where his ropy thigh connected, the angular muscles of his calves, the curve of his ankle, the broad pad of his foot.

He was perfectly proportioned. Michelangelo would have carved him twenty feet tall, and women would have worshipped at his perfect feet.

Gus bounced when he saw Tommy, his toys forgotten. And when Gus took off running, Tommy stopped, eyes widening and hands splayed in front of him.

“Gus, no,” he commanded.

To no one’s surprise, Gus did not listen. He barked once, snagged the hem of Tommy’s towel, and whipped it off him in a single tug that exposed every inch of skin on Thomas Bane’s ridiculous body.

Thank God my coffee was already on the counter. I’d have gotten third-degree burns.

For a split second, Tommy was frozen there in all his natural glory, poised to run after his dog, his face drawn and eyes locked on the sweet, disobedient dog. He wasn’t paying any attention to me.

I, however, gave him my full and undivided consideration.

His thighs were a mass of muscle so hard and defined, the tops were planes that came to a notch at his knee and a point where it met his hip. My eyes caught that trough that had before disappeared and followed it where it pointed—straight to the thatch of dark hair and the member nestled there.

The very thick, very long, mostly limp member.

If I stared at it a second longer, I was going to faint—my vision was already dim, my pulse pumping so hard, I could feel it in my neck, at the back of which a cold sweat had broken.

But he shifted to run after Gus, who was galloping away, trailing the towel behind him.

“Dammit, Gus! Gimme that!”

Then it was the back of him I saw, his hair, the streaming water rolling down all the curves of his shoulders, his back, the valley of his spine, and down to the most perfect ass I’d ever seen in real life.

Well, the only ass I’d ever seen in real life that wasn’t my own, and even that I couldn’t get a good look at without a mirror.

Seriously, that ass. That perfectly sculpted ass, round and tight and curved in the sides, shifting from one side to the other as he ran after the damn dog. My gaze caught a tattoo on one ass cheek, and I squinted at it, trying to make it out.

Tommy bent to snag the end of the towel—I caught sight of his sack and almost dissolved through the floor in an acidic puddle of embarrassment—but when he pulled, Gus spun around, ass in the air and tail wagging as he growled, pulling back.

A string of obscenities left Tommy’s mouth, but I was still gaping and staring at his ass. I realized that I was laughing. It sounded like someone else in a different room.

I wondered absently if this was how it felt to have a stroke.


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This was my first read by Staci and I can’t say I enjoyed it enough to read more from her. I rarely hand out 1 stars since there is always something that keeps me intrigued in every book but nothing about this one did that. I dove in blind and was so excited to finally read a Staci novel but the only good thing I have to say about this, the only reason it’s a one star instead of a 0, is that it was funny. I found myself laughing out loud a bunch of times but other than that, I was rolling my eyes at every my page, so much that it hurt.
This is told in two point of views. One from a book blogger, and the other from a super hot, male author. So as you can see, I liked the story line fine, it was interesting, but I couldn’t care any less for the characters. It would have worked perfectly for me if it had been completely different characters going through it. I wanted to like it so much since I could relate to both characters in the fact that I am a blogger and am writing my first book but unfortunately, that didn’t happen. In fact, it was quite the opposite.
I have never experienced this before but I was TREMBLING with anger at every chapter-no, at every page because of one reason and one reason only. I can’t even begin to describe what I was subjected to without losing my mind. I did not like how I was slapped in the face with how TINY the main character was. Usually I don’t care about the character’s appearance since I read about skinny main characters all the time, it’s the norm in fictional books and that’s whatever, but this book was shoving it down my throat almost at every single turn of the page and I was NOT okay with that. I lost count at how many times the characters mentioned how tiny her waist was (tiny enough to fit in the main character’s palm????), how tiny her hands were (enough to disappear in the guy’s palms), how tiny her shoulders were (enough to disappear in the guy’s palm), how tiny her EVERYTHING was. The book literally compares her body to his palm time and time again, not even kidding. I wish I was. It wasn’t just the love interest noticing this either, nope. It was the main character too. She called HERSELF tiny so many times and it just grossed me out. I don’t know if it was supposed to be sexy but it just made me think of a little kid and I did not like that for one second. I tried ignoring it but when it’s being mentioned time and time again… let’s just say I was livid. I don’t know what was the point of emphasizing her TINY physique so much but I’ve never felt crappier about my appearance than I did while reading about her. I NEVER compare myself to characters but jesus, I was being constantly force-fed her appearance so how could I not? I’m probably just being overly sensitive but I seriously hope nobody reads this and feels bad about themselves the way I did. I’m trying not to cry in anger right not but failing stupidly. I also almost forgot to mention there were just as many references to her pale skin color. There was just no point in emphasizing everything the way it was.
This book was repetitive and predictable at it’s best and pretty bland. I had to force myself to get through this and that’s never fun. I couldn’t get lost in this world to save my life and I couldn’t care less about the romance.
I really wanted to like this, I really did, but I guess we were just not meant to be. I may read her other book since it’s going to be told through a difference perspective that I’m intrigued by but I’m in no hurry. I tried not to sound too angry but I don’t know if I succeeded.

1/5 stars


Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey.

From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.



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Release Day Blitz & Review: Center of Gravity by K.K. Allen!





Center of Gravity, an all-new standalone emotional, Forbidden Sports Romance by K.K. Allen is NOW AVAILABLE!



I came to L.A. with dreams bigger than me.
To learn from the best choreographers in the business and secure a professional dance gig working for Hollywood’s elite.
Everything was going according to plan—until I was literally shoved into the arms of the one man who could make or break my career.
Come to find out, it wasn’t my career I had to worry about.
It was my heart.

Everything about Alexandra “Lex” Quinn screamed amateur, save for the way she moved across the dance floor.
She was athleticism and grace, precision and passion, and she had a stage presence I couldn’t tear my eyes from.
I wanted her…on my team, in my bed.
There was only one problem…
I couldn’t have both.



*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*
TW: sexual assault, car accident, ptsd
“He was my preacher, and I was his loyal disciple, two seconds away from worship.”
K.K. Allen is one of my absolute favorite authors when it comes to romances and every book she releases only drives that home further. I have missed her writing so much that it literally felt like a huge part was missing from my life. She weaves such a magnificent web of emotions that I know I will fall in love with her characters no matter who they are. This book was no exception. I haven’t been in such an epic emotional rollercoaster in a long time. Center of Gravity has become one of my absolute favorite novels not just from K.K. but in general.
We follow, Lex, who is a magnificent dancer with high hopes for her career. She’s part of a dancing company with her best friend after leaving her entire life behind to chase her dreams. I fell for Lex from the start. I loved the way she carried herself and how despite her nerves and fear, she didn’t let that stop her from taking opportunities head on. She was such a marvelous character that it made me sad to know I can’t befriend her in the real world. Her character development was so satisfying that I couldn’t stop grinning from ear to ear.

I related to Lex’s experiences in such a personal level that it hurt to keep reading at times but I never wanted to stop. I’ve experienced some of the things she has myself and it felt like K.K. wrote this book just for me… even though I know she didn’t. This novel was quite triggering to me since I was just in a car accident so when I read about it, I knew exactly how Lex felt. It’s one of the most traumatizing experiences anyone can ever experience and I know I will be healing from it, both physically and mentally, for a long time yet, just like Lex.
This book also follows Theo, a famous choreographer who Lex has looked up to for what feels like forever. I absolutely loved Theo and his character development. He was so sweet and thoughtful that I couldn’t get enough of him. Of course, some of that was because he was extremely hot. Boy, Lex is such a lucky girl to have him. I would definitely be a super fan of his if I had the pleasure of watching him dance the way she does. I don’t know how she never fainted since I know I would have every single time he moved. It took me a little bit to fall for Theo the way I did but I ended up rooting for these two to get together so hard that I think I got lightheaded a few times from it.
This book came to me at the most perfect time ’cause I’ve been obsessed with watching dance videos on YouTube and Instagram for a while now. Thanks to this I was able to picture the dancing in my head perfectly. The good thing is that K.K. Allen includes links to dancing videos that relate to the current scene so anyone can picture the dancing themselves too.

I’ve always loved dancing but this novel has made me yearn to join a dancing company so I can maybe find my potential special someone in it.
Anyway, K.K. Allen always gives me hope with every novel she writes and I am grateful to be able to read them.
4.5/5 stars!



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K.K. Allen is an award-winning Contemporary Romance author, University of Washington Alumni, and Seattle Seahawk fan!!

K.K.’s debut romance novel, Up in the Treehouse, was named the Best New Adult Book of the Year by RT Book Reviews, an honor beyond belief! Named the Queen of Angst by her readers, K.K. promises to take your emotions on an epic ride every single time with very real, coming of age romance stories.

At age twelve, K.K. picked up a pen and wrote her first novel, a YA rock star romance that will never see the light of day 🙂 She continued filling notebooks until she was finally ready to share her work with the world.

K.K. currently lives in central Florida with her son, works full time as a Digital Producer by day, and writes every other waking hour.



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