Sunday, December 31, 2017

Top 10 Audiobooks of 2017 & Audio Flow Podcast

I had the honor of being a guest of The Audio Flow Podcast hosted by Jocqueline M. Protho with fellow guests Anna from Anna's Antics and Felicia from The Geeky Blogger! We had a blast sharing our Top 10 Audiobooks of 2017! Though some of us cheated and included a book or two from previous years, they still rock enough that we love them still!

#10 - The Chronicles of Nick Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Narrated by Holter Graham

I'm not a YA reader in general but I LOVE this series!!!

Available for purchase at 

#9 - The Billionaire Builders by Jennifer Probst
Narrated by Madeleine Maby & Sebastian York 

Available for purchase at 

#8 - Anything by Lauren Blakely! 
Narrators include Sebastian York, Zackary Webber and Andi Arndt
Seriously! I LOVE how she writes the male POV! The books are also full of humor, great characters and the narrators lift the book to the next level!! Below are some of my favorites from this year.
I had the pleasure to have Lauren as a guest for Audiobook Lovin 2017! Click here to learn Lauren's Top 5 Favorite Reasons She Loves Audiobooks


Purchase at Amazon | Audible | iTunes Kobo | Barnes & Noble

Available for purchase at 

#7 - Its a Tie between COMPLICATED and THE HOOKUP by Kristen Ashley
COMPLICATED Narrated by Lance Greenfield & Erin Mallon 
THE HOOKUP Narrated by Lance Greenfield & Stella Bloom

I've LOVED everything I've read/listened to by Kristen Ashley!! These two stories have great characters and story! Low 'drama' and 'angst' and basically a great story! 


Available for purchase at

#6 - Michael's Wings by Tiffany Reisz
Narrated by Guy Locke 

Available for purchase at 

#5 - Silver Silence (Psy-Changeling Trinity) by Nalini Singh
Narrated by Angela Dawe 

Available for purchase at 

#4 - Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper
Narrated by Amanda Ronconi 

Filled with great characters and awesome story! Love the humors and you'll love it all!

Available for purchase at 

#3 - The Cake Series by J. Bengtsson
CAKE (Bk 1) narrated by Andi Arndt & Joe Arden 
The Theory of Second Best (Bk 2) narrated by Zachary Webber & Andi Arndt
Fiercely Emma (Bk 3) narrated by Zachary Webber & Andi Arndt

Available for purchase at 
Audible | Kindle | Amazon 

#2 - Mercy by Debra Anastasia
Narrated by Muffy Newtown and Zachary Webber

Not only did I love the story and characters, but the narrators' performance was phenomenal! 
You can read my full review here!

Available for purchase at 
Audible | Kindle | Amazon | B&N

#1 - The Crossbreed Series by Dannika Dark
Narrated by Nicole Poole

(Crossbreed Series Book 1)

Grab your copy at  

(Crossbreed Series, Bk #2)

Available purchase at 

Kindle | Amazon (Paperback) | Audible | iTunes | Nook | B&N | Kobo | Tantor

(Crossbreed Series, Bk #3)

Available for purchase at

Kindle | Amazon (Paperback) | Audible | iTunes | Nook | B&N | Kobo | Tantor

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Consent is Romantic!

Aural Fixation Audio created this awesome video featuring various romance narrators with a great message about performance limits and consent! 

This is a very power message and I hope you'll take a few minutes to listen! 

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Cover Reveal and More Blitz: Gaslight by Dannika Dark

Readers are anxiously waiting for news of the highly anticipated fourth book in the Crossbreed series GASLIGHT!  
The wait is over!! Today we get to see the book cover, read the blurb and learn the official release date! 

(Crossbreed Series, #4)
By Dannika Dark


Vampire trafficking is a sinister business, and nobody knows that better than Keystone. After Raven discovers hidden clues in a cold case, they set a trap in hopes of catching an elusive criminal. But when their plan backfires, Raven’s world is thrown into chaos, and Christian’s loyalty is put to the ultimate test.

Buried secrets come to light, and the only thing keeping Raven grounded is her insatiable thirst for vengeance. The stakes are high as they travel to a place where the landscapes are as treacherous as the immortals that live there. This time, there’s no room for mistakes.

Will Raven have the courage to tame the violence in her heart before it swallows her whole?

Release Date:
February 20, 2018 

Pre-Order your copy now! 

Audiobook Release Date: 
Mar 20, 2018 

“Gaslight” will be available on Amazon (kindle & paperback), Audible, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Google Play on the release date.

(Crossbreed Series Book 1)

Grab your copy at  

(Crossbreed Series, Bk #2)

Available purchase at 

(Crossbreed Series, Bk #3)

Available for purchase at

About the Author

Dannika Dark is the USA Today Bestselling Author of Urban Fantasy Romance and Paranormal Romance. Her books have sold more than 1 million copies worldwide, and she is a 2016 Audie Awards finalist. 

Dannika was born on a military base in the U.S. and spent her youth traveling abroad. She developed an interest writing poetry and song lyrics early on, eventually gravitating toward a job that involved writing procedural training documentation. In her spare time, she wrote novels before she decided to pursue a career in publishing.

In addition to writing about supernatural worlds, Dannika is passionate about graphic design and creates all her own covers and series art. When not writing, she enjoys indie music, movies, reading, Tex-Mex, strawberry daiquiris, heaps of chocolate, and unleashing her dark side.

All of her published books to date are written in the same universe and contain material suitable for adults only.

"For me, writing is all about blending genres to break out of the confines of predictability, but it's what I love to do." ~ Danni

You can find Dannika at 

To receive exclusive content and be the first to know about upcoming releases, please sign up to her newsletter. 

Presented By

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Release Day & Giveaway: The V Card by Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente


A brand new sinfully sexy standalone romantic comedy from bestselling authors Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente, THE V CARD is about all of the seduction and emotions that come when one woman is ready to ditch her V card and enlists her brother’s best friend to teach her the art of seduction! What happens next when he agrees to help her get top marks in seven days are lots of steamy and heartfelt moments. THE V CARD is available now!


Now available on all retailers! Get your copy delivered now!


✮✮✮ THE V CARD is here! Grab your copy today! ✮✮✮

A brand new sinfully sexy standalone romantic comedy from bestselling authors Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente!

When you think about how easy it is to lose keys, phones, sunglasses and your dignity on social media, you might figure it'd be a cinch for me to ditch my V Card.

You'd be wrong.

At 25, I run a successful business, live in a fantastic apartment, and have fabulous friends to go out with any night of the week. And yet I'm still a card-carrying member of a club I don't want to belong to anymore. Good thing I know just the man for the deflowering job—my brother’s business partner and best friend.

Graham Campbell is charming, smart, and, I’m told, oh-so-skilled in the sack. As long as I keep my eyes on the prize, there’s no way this pluck-the-flower project could possibly complicate matters.


Work and pleasure. As the CEO of a fast-growing company, I've been enjoying both to the fullest. What do I do when the board throws me for an unexpected loop so I can keep my business in my hands? I enlist the help of my best friend's little sister since she holds a big stake in the company. But then I learn there's another big stake she wants.

The one between my legs.

I can do this. Seven nights to teach her everything I know in the bedroom. There's no way I'll fall for her, even though she’s earning top grades in every single sinfully sexy lesson. And turns out I’m learning something too. The trouble is I don’t have the answer key to what to do when I fall hard for her.

And that throws a whole new hitch in my plans.

Kindle US Kindle CA Kindle AU Kindle UK

iBooks Kobo Nook Google Play Amazon PB


✦The audiobook is narrated by Sebastian York and Andi Arndt! ✦ Audio on Amazon Audible


"Their chemistry is scorching hot...The V Card is charming, feel-good entertainment punctuated by searing heat, heartwarming moments and the magic of New York City."

- USA Today


As we settle in, the busboy brings the waters, and I cut to the chase. “So, I hate to crash the Sunday Funday vibe, but I invited you to brunch with an ulterior motive. I need a favor.”
She spreads her napkin on her lap with a raised brow. “What kind of favor?”
“I need you at next Monday’s board meeting. As you know, we lost an important account last month when Beaux RĂªves in Paris went with a cheaper option. Obviously, they aren’t our only account, not by a long shot. But given how volatile the industry has been lately, I need to make it crystal clear to the shareholders that selling isn’t the right path. With the number of mergers and acquisitions going on, they’re seeing dollar signs, but quick money isn’t the answer. That’s where you come in.”
“You want them to hear from me because of my shares?” she asks, her brow furrowing. “We don’t have anything close to a majority.”
Though CJ inherited Sean’s share of the business when he passed away, that’s not why I need her at the meeting. CJ has a way of putting people at ease, of winning their trust and confidence. She’s a successful business owner in her own right—her accessories company Love Cycle Creations is growing by leaps and bounds every year. Plus, she was courted early on by an accessories conglomerate and she declined—totally the right call, as her company is now a rising star in her field.
I nod. “Of course, but that’s not the only reason. I need to convince them that now is not the time to explore getting into bed with a huge multinational retailer. And to do that, it’ll help to hear from someone with an insider’s stock holdings and an outsider’s perspective. I want them to hear from you in particular since you went through something so similar with Love Cycle.”
“On a much smaller scale, though. My company is tiny compared to Adored.”
“Size doesn’t matter.” I pause to wiggle an eyebrow for effect. “Well, in this case.”
A faint blush spreads on her cheeks. “You and the innuendo.”
“I do love innuendo. I also love Adored. That’s why I want to keep it the way it is—growing, profitable, and independent. I don’t want it swallowed by some faceless corporate giant.” A smile teases her lips for a moment and then disappears. I can’t read her at all, so I’m on the edge of my seat, waiting for an answer. “Please, CJ,” I add when she stays silent for a long beat. “I need you.”
“You need me,” she echoes, her brow smoothing as she sighs. She takes a drink of water, sets down her glass, and runs the tip of her tongue across her lips.
I watch her tongue move, wondering why I’ve never noticed how amazing her mouth is. She has the bee-stung lips of a cover girl, in a shade of pink so deep it brings to mind flushed, hot, intimate things.
Things I should be thinking of in her presence.
In anyone’s presence.
Resist, Campbell, resist…
Finally, just as I’m gearing up to beg, she looks up, a mysterious smile curving her lips. “I know exactly what you need, Graham.”
Damn, that sounded…naughty.
I reach for my water glass, needing something to cool me down since innocent words from a woman I’ve known forever are sending my thoughts straight into the gutter.
“But before I agree to your request,” she adds, her fingers drumming lightly on the white tablecloth, “I need something from you, too. Something I’ve been thinking long and hard about. Very long. And very hard.” Her eyes meet mine, trouble flickering in her gaze.
Glass halfway to my lips, I freeze.
Christ. Who the hell is this sexy-as-sin woman, and what has she done with CJ?

“Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente are a match made in ROM-COM heaven! THE V CARD was an OUTSTANDING romantic comedy that has heart, humor, and an INSANE amount of chemistry! I couldn't take my eyes off the pages for even a minute!”

- Shayna at Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads


“Ms. Blakely and Ms. Valente have written a book that allowed me to laugh, swoon, get revved up and fall in love.”

- My Girlfriend’s Couch Blog


Add it to Goodreads here!


✮✮✮Enter to win this amazing THE V CARD GIVEAWAY!✮✮✮

Everything you need for a HOT DATE! An adorable Kate Spade hand bag to carry the essentials needed for date night ($179), a $75 Gift Card to the Restaurant of Your Choice, and a $50 Gift Card to your Favorite Lingerie Shop to heat things up after dinner!

About The Authors

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 85 times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In December she'll release THE V CARD, a sinfully sexy standalone romantic comedy co-written with Lili Valente. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!  

Website ** Facebook ** Twitter ** Newsletter ** Goodreads

USA Today bestselling author Lili Valente writes both naughty things and funny things (that are also naughty). She has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale. These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.        

Website ** Facebook ** Twitter ** Newsletter ** Goodreads

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...