Paper Hearts by Brittany Taylor @givemebookspr





Title: Paper Hearts
Author: Brittany Taylor
Genre: Enemies to Lovers Romance
Release Date: March 26, 2021


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Asher Owens.

Gorgeous. Arrogant. Liar.

It’s been ten years since Asher left me with nothing but the remains of our shattered dreams.

The last place I expected to see him was at a small bar in a city of over eight million.

With my heart set on expanding my business, I needed one of New York City’s best real estate executives. Little did I know it would be the same man who had torn my heart like a piece of paper before setting it on fire.

Once my gaze lands on his, I know Asher is no longer the boy I loved when I was eighteen. No, this Asher treated me like a stranger. All for the sake of not wanting to sift through the ashes of our past.

Yet Asher’s arrogance rivaled any sort of rejection, even mine. Using his own selfish ambition, he needed me to claw his way to the top.

Despite his true motives, I had foolishly let him back in.

I’d fallen in love with Asher Owens once before and this time I would try my best not to make the same mistake twice.







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AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited





EXCERPT

I step forward, closing the space between us. It’s the closest I’ve been to her in ten years. She steps backward, her back hitting the wall behind her. Her scent fills the air around us, a mixture of vanilla and flowers. Even with her heels, the top of her head still doesn’t meet my chin. I’m hovering over her, looking down at her as she tips her chin up. Breaking my eyes away from hers, I take a glance at how many floors we still have to go—only ten more left. Her whole body turns rigid with mine pressed against hers. She presses her lips together and swallows, her eyes dancing between my mouth and my eyes.

“What bothers you more, Charleigh? The fact that I won’t work with you or that you think I’m a shit friend? Because it seems to me it might be both.”

She bites down on her bottom lip, pulling it between her perfect teeth.

Fuck.

Suddenly I’m remembering how those lips once pressed against mine. Standing this close to her was a mistake, my reaction to her beginning to grow within the black pants of my suit.

Despite my question, she remains silent, so I continue. “And don’t pretend to be shocked by my question. We both know the truth behind how you really feel about me.”

Her bottom lip pops out from between her teeth, the flesh pink from the pressure she placed on it. “Wow.” The word slowly seeps out of her mouth, letter by letter. Her eyes narrow once again, and it’s as if she’s pierced me straight in the chest. “How arrogant you must be to assume how I feel about you after ten years of silence. Don’t act like you’re the victim here, Asher. You made your choices and I made mine.” Her words are laced with venom, meant to poison me.

It took nearly ten years to put Charleigh out of my mind. The pain of what happened, her forcing me to make the decision to leave her, is still fresh, even after all this time. We both lost something the night I left, but in a way, I feel I lost more than Charleigh did…my mother, and Charleigh.

I thought I was doing what was best for the both of us, but the differences between her and me couldn’t be more apparent.

The elevator settles before the doors slide open. I’m still standing in front of Charleigh, pressing her body against the wall. She pushes against my chest and quickly walks out. I hold my breath, knowing I should let her go. But like the fool I’ve always been, I don’t.






AUTHOR BIO


Brittany Taylor grew up all over the world including places such as California, England and Texas. Today she resides in Connecticut with her husband, two sons, two cats, and a dog. She loves reading but loves writing even more. Her favorite things in life are her family, binge watching Golden Girls, and tacos.


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Overdue(Ash Suspense Thrillers with a Dash of Romance #4) by Uvi Poznansky @uvipoznansky #Review


From USA Today bestselling author Uvi Poznansky comes a gripping suspense thriller:

Her bullet grazed his head, but the leader of a Russian crime organization is still breathing. One way for Vlad to avoid paying the price for his crimes is to play dead; another is to play dying. For Ash, this is not a game. She must learn his secrets. Only one problem: because of the raging pandemic, she must put her plan on hold.

Vlad slips away from the hospital in a body bag, then develops a brazen fraud scheme that will bilk health insurance companies out of millions of dollars. If not caught in time, he will drive victims to suicide, rob Ash of her identity, and slit her throat.

Will Ash manage to stay one step ahead of him and at the same time, protect her loved ones from contagion? 

Buy Coma Confidential Book 1 on Amazon

Buy Overkill Book 2 Amazon HERE

Buy Overdose Book 3 on Amazon HERE

Buy Overdue Book 4 on Amazon HERE

YES the Russian’s are baaaaccck. I knew they would be and I am SO anxious. Ash finds herself in another situation. This book, like book 2 has a socially relevant theme a pandemic. So I can’t say too much about the plot other than the theme and the Russians. We are back in Los Angeles now too. This book features a character Voola that is just what makes the book elevate from good to great. Typical LA actress want-to-be and a drug issue.

Another hit nothing else to say Just read it

Website http://uviart.blogspot.com
Twitter UviPoznansky

Uvi Poznansky is a USA TODAY bestselling, award-winning author, poet and artist. “I paint with my pen,” she says, “and write with my paintbrush.” Her romantic suspense box set, Love Under Fire, and her medical thriller box set, Do No Harm, made the USA TODAY bestselling list. Her romance box set, A Touch of Passion, was the 2016 WINNER of The Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Awards.

Education and work:
Uvi earned her B. A. in Architecture and Town Planning from the Technion in Haifa, Israel and practiced with an innovative Architectural firm, taking a major part in the large-scale project, called Home for the Soldier.

Having moved to Troy, N.Y. with her husband and two children, Uvi received a Fellowship grant and a Teaching Assistantship from the Architecture department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. There, she guided teams in a variety of design projects and earned her M.A. in Architecture. Then, taking a sharp turn in her education, she earned her M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

She worked first as an architect, and later as a software engineer, software team leader, software manager and a software consultant (with an emphasis on user interface for medical instruments devices.) All the while, she wrote and painted constantly, and exhibited in Israel and California. In addition, she taught art appreciation classes. Her versatile body of work includes bronze and ceramic sculptures, oil and watercolor paintings, charcoal, pen and pencil drawings, and mixed media.

Overdose (Ash Suspense Thrillers with a Dash of Romance #3) by Uvi Poznansky @UviPoznansky #Review


Months after recovering from coma, Ash discovers that the man who performed her brain surgery has questionable medical experience and a dark past. Dr. Patel is trouble! Should she expose him, at the risk of becoming vulnerable to his revenge? Yes my dear readers, this is another medical type thriller to add to the series. Can I add that poor Ash has just stepped in dog poo again. Poor girl constantly stumbles onto and into things that she shouldn’t. Ash now puts on her snooping hat to take a deep dive into this surgeon. If it can not get worse, Ash has headaches and some other strange symptoms.

Weaving a tight plot again, the author draws everyone in to root for the underdog. The other part I loved was the computer part of the book. Very interesting read.

Buy Coma Confidential Book 1 on Amazon

Buy Overkill Book 2 Amazon HERE

Buy Overdose Book 3 on Amazon HERE

Website http://uviart.blogspot.com
Twitter UviPoznansky

Uvi Poznansky is a USA TODAY bestselling, award-winning author, poet and artist. “I paint with my pen,” she says, “and write with my paintbrush.” Her romantic suspense box set, Love Under Fire, and her medical thriller box set, Do No Harm, made the USA TODAY bestselling list. Her romance box set, A Touch of Passion, was the 2016 WINNER of The Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Awards.

Education and work:
Uvi earned her B. A. in Architecture and Town Planning from the Technion in Haifa, Israel and practiced with an innovative Architectural firm, taking a major part in the large-scale project, called Home for the Soldier.

Having moved to Troy, N.Y. with her husband and two children, Uvi received a Fellowship grant and a Teaching Assistantship from the Architecture department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. There, she guided teams in a variety of design projects and earned her M.A. in Architecture. Then, taking a sharp turn in her education, she earned her M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

She worked first as an architect, and later as a software engineer, software team leader, software manager and a software consultant (with an emphasis on user interface for medical instruments devices.) All the while, she wrote and painted constantly, and exhibited in Israel and California. In addition, she taught art appreciation classes. Her versatile body of work includes bronze and ceramic sculptures, oil and watercolor paintings, charcoal, pen and pencil drawings, and mixed media.

Overkill (Ash Suspense Thrillers with a Dash of Romance Book 2) by Uvi Poznansky @UviPoznansky #Review


Review

This book starts with the main character from book 1, Ash arriving in Florida. Different scenery with more drama. Although I loved the California scenery from book 1, Florida is a nice change until….school shooting, a kid and Ash. What a fast paced thriller. Every few chapters a new twist and turn. Now in the news we hear all about school shootings, so it is a socially relevant issue.

Buy Coma Confidential on Amazon

Buy Overkill Book 2 Amazon HERE

The other love for me was the secret room. When Ash confronts the landlord, she is told it doesn’t exist. This is another part of the mystery I loved.

The latest installment in the series is another page turner. It is a lot to digest. Ash has become a likeable character who constantly gets the wrongs really wrong. Another must read from a great author!

Website http://uviart.blogspot.com
Twitter UviPoznansky

Uvi Poznansky is a USA TODAY bestselling, award-winning author, poet and artist. “I paint with my pen,” she says, “and write with my paintbrush.” Her romantic suspense box set, Love Under Fire, and her medical thriller box set, Do No Harm, made the USA TODAY bestselling list. Her romance box set, A Touch of Passion, was the 2016 WINNER of The Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Awards.

Education and work:
Uvi earned her B. A. in Architecture and Town Planning from the Technion in Haifa, Israel and practiced with an innovative Architectural firm, taking a major part in the large-scale project, called Home for the Soldier.

Having moved to Troy, N.Y. with her husband and two children, Uvi received a Fellowship grant and a Teaching Assistantship from the Architecture department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. There, she guided teams in a variety of design projects and earned her M.A. in Architecture. Then, taking a sharp turn in her education, she earned her M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

She worked first as an architect, and later as a software engineer, software team leader, software manager and a software consultant (with an emphasis on user interface for medical instruments devices.) All the while, she wrote and painted constantly, and exhibited in Israel and California. In addition, she taught art appreciation classes. Her versatile body of work includes bronze and ceramic sculptures, oil and watercolor paintings, charcoal, pen and pencil drawings, and mixed media.

Overkill (Ash Suspense Thrillers with a Dash of Romance Book 2) by Uvi Poznansky @UviPoznansky #Spotlight


The last thing Ash expects when she lands in Clearwater, Florida is to be stalked by a troubled teenager. If that’s not bad enough, she is caught in a shooting spree next to the nearby elementary school. The cops think it’s an attempt at mass killing, but Ash wonders if the only victim was specifically targeted by the killer. Will she manage to identify him and have him arrested before he comes after her? 

Website http://uviart.blogspot.com
Twitter UviPoznansky

Uvi Poznansky is a USA TODAY bestselling, award-winning author, poet and artist. “I paint with my pen,” she says, “and write with my paintbrush.” Her romantic suspense box set, Love Under Fire, and her medical thriller box set, Do No Harm, made the USA TODAY bestselling list. Her romance box set, A Touch of Passion, was the 2016 WINNER of The Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Awards.

Education and work:
Uvi earned her B. A. in Architecture and Town Planning from the Technion in Haifa, Israel and practiced with an innovative Architectural firm, taking a major part in the large-scale project, called Home for the Soldier.

Having moved to Troy, N.Y. with her husband and two children, Uvi received a Fellowship grant and a Teaching Assistantship from the Architecture department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. There, she guided teams in a variety of design projects and earned her M.A. in Architecture. Then, taking a sharp turn in her education, she earned her M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

She worked first as an architect, and later as a software engineer, software team leader, software manager and a software consultant (with an emphasis on user interface for medical instruments devices.) All the while, she wrote and painted constantly, and exhibited in Israel and California. In addition, she taught art appreciation classes. Her versatile body of work includes bronze and ceramic sculptures, oil and watercolor paintings, charcoal, pen and pencil drawings, and mixed media.

Coma Confidential (Ash Suspense Thrillers with a Dash of Romance Book 1) by Uvi Poznansky @UviPoznansky #Review


From USA Today Bestselling Author, Uvi Poznansky, comes a gripping medical thriller:

Ash finds herself in the ER diagnosed with coma. She has no memory of what has happened to her, but what she can do–despite what everyone around her might think–is listen to the conversations of her visitors. One of them is the man who raped her.

For Ash, there is little time to gather clues: blackouts are happening not only in the hospital but throughout California. The Russian hackers who are intent on sabotaging the power grid are trying to blackmail her boyfriend, Michael, into helping their cause. And what better way for them to do it but by kidnapping her out of the hospital?

The series Ash Suspense Thrillers with a Dash of Romance, written from Ash’s point of view,includes the following volumes:

  • I: Coma Confidential
  • II: Overkill
  • III: Overdose
  • IV: Overdue

Ash Suspense Thrillers: Trilogy contains the first three volumes

Buy on Amazon

Review:

When the book opens it is clear that Ash is in a coma. Being trapped in the hospital room and listening to her loved ones. Are they loving? hhhmmm When people are in a coma most Doctors tell family to talk to them, they can hear you. Well this is true! The boyfriend’s motives are clear and Ash is aware.

Uvi Poznansky’s COMA CONFIDENTIAL brings us on a journey. There is a great story here without a lot of medical talk. The author creates the scene with her words making you feel the inner turmoil of a coma patient. The best part for me was the Russian connection. Very original story. Can you actually “like” Russian hackers? Yes! This part was a page turner. A must read series!

Raycon E55 Wireless Ear Buds @RayJ #review


This is the beginning of my product reviews. For the last few months I have been in search of an ear bud that lasts longer that Apple Air Pods Pro. I saw that this was boasting a 6 hour battery life and 36 hours for the case. I had Corona virus and couldn’t sleep well once I got home from the hospital. I started using an app with ocean sounds and music to sleep. So…

These are the plus factors for Raycon E55

They are SO comfy to wear. They fit well, stay put in my ear, and I can sleep with them on. The color I ordered was the newest addition = Rose Gold. The case is nice and has a clasp string. The buds store easily and charged up good too.

Now for the Bluetooth– it has a decent distance. I leave my phone on the counter and even take out garbage and never have an issue. In the product description they say it goes up to 35 feet and I think that is accurate. I don’t see a need to be more than 35 feet away from the source. The sound is great. Personally I don’t look for added bass or anything fancy as far as sound goes but I will say these sound great! I had NO issues pairing. Initially it took maybe 20 seconds to pair with my Apple I phone X

Buy on Amazon here

Now the downfall.

Buy on Amazon here

I got these just 3 months ago and they are stuttering. Intermittently they just stop playing music. So I was not so thrilled for a day or two. I really need to go to sleep with my “calm” app. Good news is even almost 4 months later they will take them back and replace them with a new pair. Now that is the kind of service that anyone shopping for a product should look for. It is that reason why I will recommend them.

They do NOT have an app. Why in this day and age do you not have an app? Its bothersome when you can not tell how much charge they have and how much longer it will take until fully charged.

Buy on Amazon here They retail for $169

For returns from outside the US, please reach out to the email below

For warranty inquiries and claims or if you need help with a return contact us at support@rayconglobal.com

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Where the Little Birds Go by B Celeste


First off this book’s description was seemingly perfect for me, until I read it. I struggled through the first half and twice considered it a DNF because I could care less about these people. About 3/4 way in I still did not care for Kenley or Corbin. The character that I liked was Olivia who played Beck in the film they were working on. She had a few zingers for sure. She was honest and had a sense of humor. Beyond that nothing. When I read a book in a day or two, that is when I know it is great. This lacked depth of the main characters. It took me a week to read and I put it down after a few short reading sessions. The past/present chapters are a pet peeve of mine. This book has NO reason for this method, in my opinion.

The plus and reason for 2 stars is that Corbin and Kinley grew up and knew early on what their career choice was. For the determination, work ethic and failing, I was glad the author chose that. Although rare sometimes people know at 14 what they want to do with their life. This was a semi pleasant aspect of the characters.

The last chapter was probably the best and worst. Major cliffhanger. Overall I would have to say it is a toss up. I can think of others things to do with $4.99

Her Name Was Annie by Beth Rinyu @givemebookspr @BethRinyuWriter





Title: Her Name Was Annie
Author: Beth Rinyu
Genre: Women’s Fiction/
Second Chance Romance
Cover Design: QDesign by Amy Queau
Release Date: April 28, 2021


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When Stephanie McGuire witnesses a mysterious stranger plunge into the unforgiving ocean on a stormy afternoon, never to emerge again, her life will change forever. That stranger in the water may have been more acquainted with her than she could’ve ever imagined. As she tries to put together the pieces of the mystery that surrounds him, she also begins to put back together the pieces of her broken heart. While learning of a past she never knew existed, she manages to face the one she was fully aware of and had been avoiding for far too long.

One man she never knew will lead her down an unknown road to her past and onto a path of new beginnings.







PRE-ORDER LINKS

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU





EXCERPT

As the first drops of rain fell from the clouds, I took that as my warning to head inside. I picked up my wine bottle along with my glass and stood up, sucking in the cool, salty air one last time. Wiping the sand off my backside, I focused my attention toward the water, catching a glimpse of a man walking along the edge of the ocean. Even from a distance, I could sense he was deep in thought. I eyed him up keenly, ignoring the raindrops pelting me in the face. He tilted his head back, looking up at the sky, then turned around in my direction, seeming to be as focused on me as I was on him. I squinted my eyes, trying to get a better look, but it was useless. He had turned away, then took a few wary steps into the water.
What is he doing? It was mid-November. The water was freezing, not to mention the incessant warnings of the approaching storm and riptides.
“Hey!” I shouted, but it was useless. My voice was no match for the powerful waves or the roaring wind. My eyes darted up and down the beach to see if there was someone else with him, but it was deserted. “Hey!” I bellowed once again, dropping my wine bottle and glass in the sand, taking double strides toward the water as the man submersed himself farther and farther into the depths of Mother Nature’s wrath. “Mister!” I screamed, standing at the edge of the ocean as the cool mist from the water shrouded my face. Stepping in farther, I stopped once the water hit my knees, soaking right through my sneakers and saturating my jeans. I remained steady on my feet, battling with the ferocious undertow as I searched amongst the relentless white caps for a sign of him, but he was nowhere to be found. He had disappeared—swallowed up into the depths of the ocean as if he’d never even existed.






AUTHOR BIO


Ever since I can remember, I have always enjoyed Creative Writing. There was always something about being able to travel to a different place or become a different person with just the stroke of a pen – or in today’s world a touch of the keyboard. I love creating deep characters who you will love or love to hate. Writing is a form of therapy for me, and I’m happiest when a new story starts to take on a life of its own.

My life is not nearly as interesting as my books or the characters in them. I love spending time with my dogs: Bogie, a sweet old Border Collie and Georgie, a scrappy Chihuahua/German Shepherd (yes, you read that right). My happy place is a seat by the ocean with my feet in the sand or on the busy streets of New York City. You will more than likely find one of these places as the setting for most of my books.


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Blind Deception Series: Kings of Retribution MC Montana #8 by Sandy Alvarez & Crystal Daniels #MCRomance @CrystalandSandy @GiveMeBooksPR


 




Title: Blind Deception
Series: Kings of Retribution MC Montana #8
Authors: Sandy Alvarez & Crystal Daniels
Genre: MC Romance
Cover Design: Crystal Daniels
Photo: Wander Aguiar, Wander Book Club
Models: Ive & Victorio
Release Date: March 29, 2021


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Austin Blackstone lives and breathes for his club—his family.

At the age of seventeen, tragedy brought Austin and his sister to Polson, Montana, to live with a grandfather they never met before.
His life-altering move eventually puts him on the path to finding the Kings of Retribution MC.
The club represents a strong sense of family and brotherhood. It was an easy choice to make when offered the opportunity to prospect.
Time and time again, he has proven his loyalty, and now, years later, Austin proudly wears the club’s patch.
New Orleans is where he first lays eyes on Lelani. She needs their help, and he wants nothing more than to protect her—to claim her as his own.
The moment Austin allows himself to kiss her it becomes his undoing.

At the age of thirteen, Lelani Mancini’s world was shattered when she lost her parents, along with her eyesight, in a tragic accident.
Lelani’s brother blames her for everything.
Her parents’ deaths leave a gaping hole in the Mancini family.
Feeling defeated and lost, Lelani struggles to adjust to a life of darkness. Though terrified of the unknown, she finds a strength within herself to move on.
Years later, Lelani uncovers a secret, with her at the center of the deception.
She puts her trust in the wrong hands, and it almost costs Lelani her life.
Those who should protect her turn out to be the ones she fears the most.
All that she has ever known is gone.
The darkness Lelani lives in is suffocating.
Until she finds light in an overprotective, tattooed Kings of Retribution MC member.
Loving Austin is dangerous.
Now, to protect her new life, Lelani is the one keeping a secret.







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AUTHORS’ BIO & LINKS


Sandy Alvarez and Crystal Daniels are the powerhouse writing duo behind the widely popular MC series Kings of Retribution MC Montana and Louisiana. 
Some of their other books include, Demetri and Nikolai The Volkov Empire, Leather and Mistletoe, Love above Law, Keeping Denver, Bayou Christmas, and Whiskey Holiday.




SANDY ALVAREZ



CRYSTAL DANIELS