Books
0 Comments

And the Kilt comes into play…: Book Blitz

Shopping for a Highlander
(Shopping for a Billionaire, #18)
by Julia Kent
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: January 11th 2022

I’m a professional chickenblocker. Except “chicken” is a euphemism.

I get paid to follow a womanizing troglodyte who thinks rules are for other people and that my pants are the next pair he’s getting into. Dream on.

Bet your first professional job didn’t involve babysitting an extremely hot, muscle-bound Scottish Highlander with an ego the size of a kilt and a libido bigger than his…well… Chicken. Keeping Scottish football (that’s ‘soccer” to us Americans) player Hamish McCormick away from inappropriate scandals while he does product endorsement campaigns is my mission. No problem. Until Hamish decides I’m his next scandal. And maybe more….

Shopping for a Highlander is an enemies-to-lovers, slow burn romance that opens with a surprise kiss and ends with a happily ever after.

This sports comedy in the New York Times bestselling Shopping for a Billionaire world contains no actual chickens, but it has plenty of locker room scenes, a fake relationship, very real banter, and more. You do not have to have read the previous books in this world, though after you read about Amy and Hamish, you’ll want to.

ShoppingForAHighlanderBlitzBanner - And the Kilt comes into play...: Book Blitz

Hamish McCormick’s tongue is in my mouth. I realize this is a problem half the women on the planet would love to have. He’s a world-famous Scottish soccer–sorry, football to everyone except Americans–player, and my sister is married to his cousin, the billionaire.

Given the fact that Hamish is kissing me in front of my date, though, it’s a little awkward. “Ahem,” said date says, scratching his temple, adjusting his glasses, and using polite, understated throat techniques to get Hamish off me.

Subtlety doesn’t work on Hamish, though. This kiss is anything but subtle. Pretty sure you’d need a crowbar to pry him off me. Or me off him. The distinction between who is kissing whom was lost long ago. I see my date, Davis, out of the corner of my eye, and I’m about to shove this two-hundred-pound sack of hard muscle and overconfident heat off of me and slap him, but sweet merciful deity, I swear Hamish’s lips have some kind of magic potion on them that renders me spellbound. No kiss has ever tasted like this. Except the last kiss from him.

SFAH NA teaser 6 1024x1024 - And the Kilt comes into play...: Book Blitz

Hamish McCormick needs to keep it in his pants. If he doesn’t, he could lose the biggest deal of his career.⁣

⁣⁣ Shopping for a Highlander by @jkentauthor is an enemies-to-lovers, slow burn romance that opens with a surprise kiss and ends with a happily ever after. This sports comedy in the New York Times bestselling Shopping for a Billionaire world contains no actual chickens, but it has plenty of locker room scenes, a fake relationship, very real banter, and more.

Purchase:

iBooks: https://books.apple.com/ca/book/shopping-for-a-highlander/id1562663015

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/shopping-for-a-highlander

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Julia_Kent_Shopping_for_a_Highlander?id=gJUoEAAAQBAJ

AUTHOR BIO:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. Since 2013, she has sold more than 1.5 million books, with 4 New York Times bestsellers and more than 16 appearances on the USA Today bestseller list. Her books have been translated into French and German, with more titles releasing soon. From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men’s room toilet (and he isn’t a billionaire). She lives in New England with her husband and three children in a household where the toilet seat is never, ever, down.

JuliaAuthorPhoto - And the Kilt comes into play...: Book Blitz


Social Media Links:
Website: http://jkentauthor.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jkentauthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jkentauthor
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/2PIBi9n
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jkentauthor/
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/julia-kent
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3238619.Julia_Kent
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Julia-Kent/e/B00A99V268/

Oh and PS – that Kilt.

It is first recorded in the 16th century as the great kilt, a full-length garment whose upper half could be worn as a cloak. The small kilt or modern kilt emerged in the 18th century, and is essentially the bottom half of the great kilt. Since the 19th century, it has become associated with the wider culture of Scotland, and more broadly with Gaelic or Celtic heritage. It is most often made of woollen cloth in a tartan pattern.

300px Scottish mercenaries in the Thirty Years War - And the Kilt comes into play...: Book Blitz
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilt

Underwear may or may not be worn, as the wearer prefers, although tradition has it that a “true Scotsman” should wear nothing under his kilt.[8][9] The Scottish Tartans Authority, however, warns that in some circumstances the practice could be “childish and unhygienic” and flying “in the face of decency”.[10] There is a story in circulation that during the original Afghan Wars / Indian Mutiny or thereabouts in timing, the Scots regiments wore their kilts without. And this impressed the locals due to the cold! And when the Scots showed their bare bums to the opposition they all ran away!

Share This:

Books
0 Comments

Don’t Drop – the Ball… Book blitz

Jamie Culican front 1 - Don't Drop - the Ball... Book blitz Fumbled by
(A Chesapeake Commanders Novel, #1)
Lizzi Stone
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance, Sport
Publication date: January 11th 2022

Hawk Florence has always been the football star, the guy that can make any girl fall in love with him- and then break their heart. And that’s exactly what he did to me way back in high school. Now I’ve been assigned to do a puff piece on him for a national sports journal, and I’m more than ready to get my revenge.

The plan is simple. First, sit him down and flatter the shit out of him. Laugh at his crappy jokes. Touch his arm, let it linger. When he asks me out, I’ll flutter my eyelashes and shyly accept. Then, make him fall in love. And devour him. I’m ready. I won’t fail. But there’s one thing that I didn’t plan for: he doesn’t ask me out. Instead, he calls me out on my BS. He’s not wrong, but that’s just one of the ways that my plan has already gone terribly wrong before it even begins.

When he does finally ask me out, it isn’t much of a date. Instead, it’s a few agonizing hours of going back and forth about why we hate each other. But there is one interesting thing that came out of our brief time together: the bet that Hawk makes with me- that he will make me fall in love in 3 weeks, in love for real. If he fails, he’ll give me every exclusive for the season. Of course, I accept. Why wouldn’t I? This will help my career, and it’s not like he has a prayer anyway. This jerk broke my heart in high school, and there’s no way that I will fall for the same trick twice. Or will I?

All bets are off when it comes to the heart. Fumbled is a standalone sports romcom that will make you wonder what to do when love- and football- gives you a second chance….

FumbledBlitzBanner - Don't Drop - the Ball... Book blitz

All bets are off when it comes to the heart.⁣

⁣Fumbled by @lizzi_stone_author is a standalone sports romcom that will make you wonder what to do when love- and football- gives you a second chance…⁣

⁣Get started on it today ➞ https://amzn.to/3zAPDsK⁣

==========================

Teaser:

“How do I look?” I smiled brilliantly, and batted my eyelashes.

“Like you’re ready to knock off his socks and shoes and leave him to walk home on his bare-ass feet,” Grace replied, as only a best friend can.

“I was going for ‘crawling home on hands and knees,’ but it will do,” I joked. Okay, half joked. I wanted him to look at me. Really look at me, like he hadn’t in high school. Maybe it was petty. I was doing well for myself. I worked at National Daily magazine’s headquarters here in Norfolk. I owned the part of my apartment the bank didn’t own, which was approximately a fingertip of space in the bathroom. Maybe the whole toilet. I didn’t need to impress any guy.

Any but this one.

“Are you sure you don’t want me to come with you?” Grace picked up the lipstick tube and slipped it into my bag.

“In case I get tongue-tied?” I asked. “What’s the worst that could happen?” All right, I might march in and declare myself to be the proud owner of a toilet. I’m pretty sure even I wouldn’t be that awkward.

================================

Other books in the series (so far):

Sacked- Chase’s book

Tackled- Bam’s book

Huddled- Ollie’s book

Purchase:

iBooks: https://books.apple.com/ca/book/fumbled/id1596651399

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/fumbled-4

AUTHOR BIO:

Lizzi Stone is the pen name for two USA Today Bestselling authors who love sports, sexy men, strong women and coffee, lots and lots of coffee! For giveaways, new releases and deals follow Lizzi on Facebook @lizzistoneauthor.

Author links

:https://www.facebook.com/lizzistoneauthor

https://www.instagram.com/lizzi_stone_author/

Share This:

Books
0 Comments

Turkey Shenanigans: Book Review

turkey - Turkey Shenanigans: Book Review Shopping for a Turkey
Shopping for a Highlander Book 1
Julia Kent
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance
five star - Turkey Shenanigans: Book Review

Shopping for a Turkey features Scottish football player Hamish McCormick and Amy Jacoby as they navigate unusual cultural norms around American Thanksgiving, new traditions, and the undeniable attraction between these two characters who have been featured as minor players in Julia Kent's New York Times bestselling Shopping series.

It's their turn to pull the wishbone. 😉

image - Turkey Shenanigans: Book Review

This book is actually the start of a new ‘Shopping’ series. Shopping for a Highlander – kilts optional!

The usual giggles from this madcap family… in fact one scene made me laugh so loud my husband noticed and asked what was I reading? I told him about the powder puff and the turkey and he too thought it was funny. I’ll say no more but you really need to think about what mischief a Bichon Frize could get up to with a turkey.. not to mention a cat.

We’ve had a cat ‘eat’ our turkey once. It was de-frosting in our utility room on a high shelf. But he managed to jump up, drag it down an d then chomp on it! We did eat the turkey – but cut it up – discarding the chomped area ad cooked it in pieces!

So I have some excellent new phrases from this book too – Toddler Tornado and Olympic level wrestling moves on Toddlers..

Yes, a Thanksgiving meal in total mad chaos with our favourite potty mouthed seniors making star appearances and of course a football (soccer for those Americans amongst you) star with well honed athletic muscles and a lovely Scottish accent and dialect added to the mix. His romance will be coming out of the author’s mind very shortly.

sexy 139x300 - Turkey Shenanigans: Book Review
HIs kilt is worn in the wrong place – officially, but t makes a good photo!

Share This:

Books
0 Comments

Hard? Or Easy? You Choose.

Hard Knox
(Perfect Stats, #2)
Amber Malloy
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: June 16th 2020
three star - Hard? Or Easy? You Choose.

Superstar Gavin Knox wins at everything. However, once he scores the girl of his dreams, he’s suddenly in danger of losing the one thing he has always needed. Before she can slip through his fingers, he offers her a deal she can’t refuse—marry him for Canadian citizenship, which will protect her, and after five years, they can divorce. Knox is positive that she will fall head over heels in love with him, but it doesn’t happen. After six years of marriage, two playoff titles and a third on the way, Knox is forced to contend with a successful wife almost more famous than he is. 

Determined to get exactly what he wants, which includes having Remy and a family, he devises a stupid scheme that puts everything he’s worked so hard for in jeopardy..

Everything comes easy to quarterback Gavin Knox—women, football, even money. However, the only thing he truly wants but can’t win is the beauty of his dreams, Remy Bell.

A simple favor to save the girl turns into the quarterback losing his heart.

As beautiful as she is fun, Remy Bell has only one problem—a psychotic killer with political power wants her dead. Always a ‘two steps ahead’ type of gal, she plans to outrun the maniac. Marriage and a sweet life in the football star’s hometown in Canada would give her the cover she needs, but Remy doesn’t stick around long enough to find out. She travels all over the world, photographing the most beautiful and devastating events, but her now-husband’s tabloid activities lead her to the one place she should avoid…back home.

Review:

I began to find Remy’s double life and her secrets just too annoying in the end to give this book he final star it should have had.

The general trope of the football star and the not-groupie wife worked for me, for a while, but he came across as ‘thick’ despite the degree – in that he knew her problem and yet hadn’t set up the stashes of cash and IDs for her, that any good spy/terrorist etc has. ok, maybe bank accounts would not work, but why was she taking money out of her accounts and not his? He should have set up boltholes all over Canada, apart from his family farmhouse, and other French speaking countries friendly to Canada! and where were the disguises? The wigs?

So for me, this story failed on the plot but not on the writing style. I liked the style but …

Purchase:

iBooks: https://books.apple.com/ca/book/hard-knox/id1511789170?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/hard-knox-4

AUTHOR BIO:

Amber Malloy dreamed of being a double agent but couldn’t pass the psyche evaluation. Crushed by despair that she couldn’t legally shoot things, Amber pursued her second career choice as pastry chef. When she’s not writing or whipping up a mean Snickers Cheesecake, she occasionally spies on her sommelier. Amber is convinced he’s faking his French accent.


Author links:

https://www.facebook.com/Author-Amber-Malloy-629130400516625/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8203830.Amber_Malloy

 iBooks Kobo

Share This:

Books
0 Comments

A very tall chief

tallchief - A very tall chief The Seduction of Tallchief
by Doreen Owens Malek
Romance , Women's Fiction
BooksGoSocial
Pub Date 3 Sep 2019
four star - A very tall chief

THE SEDUCTION OF TALLCHIEF concerns the criminal pursuit of a multi-millionaire serial child molester, George Walden, who has used his wealth and connections to escape detection for decades. A reluctant, unconventional agent, Jefferson Tallchief, is sent into Walden’s New Jersey mansion to assemble the case against him. The relationship that develops between Walden’s bitter and reclusive daughter, Victoria, and the new hire acting as her driver forms the core of the story. As they get to know one another, their prejudices (he’s Native American and she’s mostly WASP) dissipate and a bond slowly develops between them. While Tallchief works covertly to uncover evidence that will bring Walden to justice, he’s increasingly conflicted about his deceptive role in Victoria’s life. Just when he has a major breakthrough that means he can put Walden in prison for good, Tallchief must deal with a shocking twist that changes the dangerous game entirely. The story builds to a tension filled climax which will determine the future of all the players involved. This riveting blend of suspense and romance makes a compelling, satisfying read.

As the author herself says, there is a certain fascination with a Native American as hero, especially if they look like this author makes them! The archetype that is portrayed of a strong, silent, deep person, with hidden emotions, capable and surprising and loyal.

This is how she writes Tallchief and provides him as a foil to the pale, apparently weak, heroine of the story. Someone he could rescue, cherish and take away from her cage and set her free to flourish.

But it turns out that she has hidden depths too, and is more capable than he imagined.

The father is the villain here, and hs crimes are very nasty indeed.

Overall a nicely crafted story but not original in concept even if different in delivery.

And just FYI. This author has written a series of 4 novels earlier in her career about Native American heroes and the storyline is very similar. The heroine is nearly always blonde and pale and from the North, and they are mostly set in Florida. Basically, she writes the same story with slightly different settings and careers and backgrounds, but always with two different ethnicities and cultures at play.

Share This:

Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com