One Day Blog Tour Plus Review

One Day
A.M. Salinger
(Nights, #9)
Publication date: December 28th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

I will never tire of this man. Whatever he wants. Whenever he wants it. I will accept it all. All of him. Forever — Gabe

He taught me so much. How to love. How to laugh. How to fight and make up. And every day that I spend with him is another day I thank God for the gift He granted me when He gave him to me — Cam

With their wedding two months away, Cam Sorvino and Gabe Anderson receive an unexpected invitation from Gabe’s estranged parents to visit them in the US. But the trip doesn’t go as planned and Gabe leaves his family home with a bitter taste in his mouth, the memories of his past trauma fresh in his mind once more. Until Ethan asks him to join him on an incredible project, one with the potential to change Gabe and Cam’s lives forever.

With Ethan in charge of their secret bachelor party, Cam, Gabe, and their friends go on to enjoy the weekend of a lifetime, including one surprisingly hot and wicked night organized exclusively for them by the sexy bartender.

But as the countdown begins to their wedding, Cam can’t help worrying that Gabe is hiding something from him. Little does Cam know about the breathtaking surprises Gabe and Ethan have in store for him and Joe when they finally gather on the island where the wedding ceremony is to take place. And that’s not the only wonderful thing that unfolds in the beautiful surroundings of the tropical paradise.

Join Cam, Gabe, and all the couples of the Nights series in an epic finale that will have you crying, laughing, sighing, and cheering for all their happily-ever-afters.

Note from the author: this book is the final installment in Nights and cannot be read as a standalone. So, what are you waiting for? Get the entire series now and discover the hot, funny, sexy, wicked couples of Nights!

This is a novella length MF/MM romance with a collection of most splendid HEAs!

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Even though this book is a part of a series, I read it as a standalone for this tour. Nevertheless, I would definitely recommend reading the rest of the series before getting through this one. This book was just so good that I wish I had gotten to know the characters better before jumping to the end. This was an amazing short story, and I’m sure that the rest of the series was just as awesome.

When the book opens, you are introduced to Gabe and Cam. They are an engaged couple, and they are traveling to visit Gabe’s parents for the first time. Cam is an orphan so he doesn’t have a family to introduce Gabe to, but Gabe doesn’t know how his family, specifically his father, is going to react. When the visit turns sour, they leave. Their relationship is intact, and they decide to simply focus on the wedding and forget about the rest of the family. this was what I truly loved about this couple. Even when it seemed as if they had no one but each other, they stuck together and made it through.

Gabe and Cam’s friends are some of the most supportive friends I have ever read about in literature. They all have their own relationships, but not everyone is engaged. At least, not everyone is engaged yet. They all plan an elaborate bachelor party that includes some things to make everyone happy, and they were determined to make Gabe and Cam’s wedding amazing even if their family couldn’t be there for one reason or another.

I also love that there is a mixture of LGBT+ and straight couples who are all friends in this book. This is how things work in the real world, but sometimes I see things being a bit segregated in mainstream literature. There are also different types of relationships in that group. Let me just say that just because the couple was straight did not mean that the man was the completely dominant one in the relationship. Very interesting to read!

I hope that everyone loves this book if they get the chance to pick it up! I read the entire thing in one sitting and almost hopped up to write my review right away, before remembering that it was nearly midnight. I want to get the rest of the series, maybe in a bundle if one comes out!

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a new diverse romance series.

I received a copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 books

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Author Bio:

Ava Marie Salinger is the pen name of an Amazon bestselling author who has always wanted to write scorching hot contemporary and erotic romance. In 2018, she finally decided to venture to the steamy side. NIGHTS is the first of several sizzling series featuring sweet, sexy men and women with dark pasts and a whole lot of love to give to the ones brave enough to fight for their hearts. When she’s not dreaming up hotties to write about, you’ll find Ava creating kickass music playlists to write to, spying on the wildlife in her garden, drooling over gadgets, and eating Chinese.
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The Wish of Xmas Present Blog Tour Plus Review

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Dr. Malcolm Styles is the charming and adorably sappy hero in The Perks of Higher Ed and The Wish of Xmas Present.  Dr. Sky Ellis loves Malcolm just the way he is, including his junk food junkie habits and his love for all things sweet and chocolate. In The Wish of Xmas Present, Sky cooks Malcolm sweet potato pie and triple layer chocolate cake, two family recipes she learned how to make from her mother.
“So, you’d rather have candy corn and caramel apples than the sweet potato pie and triple layer chocolate cake I made you?”
“You made me what?”
“You heard me.”
“Where are they?”
“In your refrigerator.”
“How did you get them in there?”
“I used the spare key you left at my apartment.”
“You little… I don’t care. Let’s go.”
Yes, Malcolm loves desserts almost as much as he loves Sky.
“Since you didn’t bring any whipping cream, buy some for my birthday trip. Butterscotch, caramel, orange, or lemon. Chocolate, salted peanut butter, and brown sugar cinnamon would be redundant. I got those already taken care of.”
Sky’s eyes snapped open and stared at Malcolm. “You did not just say that.”
“You know I’m right. Chocolate, salted peanut butter, and brown sugar cinnamon, you’re getting all three now.” He pulled Sky even closer and whispered in her ear. “You love it. It’s okay to admit being a Malcolm Styles junk food junkie. I’m the best kind of food addiction, and you get a work out when you have me. A win-win.”
Now that Malcolm knows Sky is a whiz in the kitchen, especially with desserts, he made her a top ten list of his favorite holiday desserts. He’s hoping, with a bit of coaxing and a lot of kissing, Sky will make his holiday dream come true. If you think sweet treats are Malcolm’s only wish for Christmas, think again. Our romantic and sappy hero has plans for Sky, a present for their future.
the wish of xmas

The Wish of Xmas Present

The Styles of Love

Book Two
N.D. Jones
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Holiday Romance
Publisher: Kuumba Publishing
Date of Publication: December 21, 2018
ISBN: 9781732556751
ASIN: B07HLHN9H8
Number of pages: 292
Word Count: 80k
Cover Artist: Limabean Designs
Tagline: The greatest gift of all is the love we share with each other…
Book Description:
As love blooms and familial bonds are forged, the spirit of the season welcomes us home and offers us a chance to dream. Dr. Malcolm Styles and Dr. Sky Ellis’s whirlwind office romance, a sexy perk of higher ed, has swept them off their feet. Now that the winds of change have settled, Malcolm and Sky find, as the Christmas holiday approaches, a chance to make a deeper connection.
For Malcolm, he has only one wish for the winter holiday of goodwill, mistletoe, and decorations. Will his wish make it to Santa’s list, granting Malcolm a joyful Noel, or will Jack Frost smother his cheer in a blizzard of disappointment?
As Malcolm and Sky traverse the landscape of romance and love, they find themselves on a journey of self-discovery and bonding. For ‘tis the season of caring and with it comes the blessings of family, hope, and faith.
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Malcolm and Skye’s relationship continues in this sequel to _. Malcolm wants to ask Skye to marry him, but he isn’t sure if she is ready. As he asks her friends and family members for advice, they all tell him to wait. Nevertheless, he knows that he wants to marry her, and he is willing to wait as long as he has to.

Skye is opening up to him more and more, and she starts thinking about the possibility of marriage. But before she can even think about starting her future, she has to face her past and her present: her father. Her father wants to come into her life again, but Skye doesn’t know if she is ready for that Malcolm wants her to try, and she just might be willing to try for him.

I loved Malcolm and Skye’s relationship in the first novel, so I was excited to continue reading about it in this book! The two got so much closer in this novel, and it was beautiful to see how their relationship grew.

Malcolm’s relationship with his sister and brother in law has grown, as Angie recovers from her accident. Angie doesn’t want to let her husband constantly take care of her, but she also needs help to complete basic tasks. I loved her character, as she was so spunky and always had motivation, even as she was sick.

We learn more of Skye’s backstory in this novel, and the truth about her relationship with her father. Every page revealed a new secret, and I was on the edge of my seat for the entire novel. The novel even tells the story from the point of view of Skye’s mother, Sade. You never heard much about her in the previous novels, as she has already passed away at the start of book one.

The story moved smoothly yet quickly, and I sped through the book almost completely in one sitting. I was rooting for Malcolm and Skye the whole time, and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a new adult romance novel.

I received an advance copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 books

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About the Author:
N. D. Jones is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in Maryland with her husband and two children. She is a dedicated educator, committed to equitable and excellent education for all students. N.D. has served in the role as teacher, department chair, and professional development teacher specialist, supporting the learning of students and the professional growth of teachers.
N.D. is the founder of Kuumba Publishing, an art, audiobook, eBook, and paperback company. Kuumba Publishing is a forum for creativity, with a special commitment to promoting and encouraging creative works of authors and artists of African descent. Her teenage daughter created the image design for Kuumba Publishing, while her son has written a role playing game original character bio for a new paranormal romance series–making Kuumba Publishing a true family affair.
A desire to see more novels with positive, sexy, and three-dimensional African American characters as soul mates, friends, and lovers, inspired the author to take on the challenge of penning such romantic reads. She is the author of two paranormal romance series: Winged Warriors and Death and Destiny. She’s also embarked on a science fiction romance series, Forever Yours. N.D. likes to read historical and paranormal romance novels, as well as comics and manga.

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An Honorable Seduction Review

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(Just a note, I am most likely going to be using this pin for most of my adult romance reviews if they have a suggestive cover. My actual review of the story will not be NSFW, but the cover might be risky and I don’t want someone to stumble across my site and feel uncomfortable!)

An Honorable Seduction (The Westmoreland Legacy)Swan Jamison has returned to Key West after living with her mother in Jamaica for the last few years of her life. She returns to the place where her father and mother lived before her father passed away, and is determined to run her successful business from there. David is a Navy SEAL sent by Swan’s godfathers to her store, as she is accused of doing illegal things out of her shop, and they want to clear her name. He doesn’t mean to fall in love with his mission, but he can’t help himself once he gets to know her. Will Swan still accept him if she finds out about his true occupation?

I sped through this book almost entirely in one sitting, and I loved every minute of it. Swan was such a unique character, being a biracial military kid, and yet she was strong despite having lost both of her parents at a fairly young age and having to make do for herself. With or without David, I still wanted her to be successful in her business and find happiness in life.

Lately, I have always been finding problems with the main love interests in these romance novels. When I read this one, I actually didn’t see anything wrong with David. Sure, he didn’t tell Swan about his occupation right away, but he was still a good person in general. He didn’t have any dark secrets or any hidden desires for their relationship. He was pretty up-front with everything that he did with her, and I loved him for that.

The setting of this book was lovely, in beautiful Key West with tons of waterfront areas. This drew me in even more because I wanted to be there with the characters. I would have loved the story in any setting, but this one was just especially perfect.

The character development was also lovely, as Swan and David get closer, learning more about each other. Both have a collection of things in their past that they love to reminisce about, and one of my favorite parts of the story was just seeing them talk for hours.

I really had no complaints about this book, it was just perfect to me. I wish more romance novels were like this, rather than having the male love interest be problematic just for plot padding. Also, this was a diverse romance with a biracial girl. Not only has she faced adversity from her father’s side of the family, she has to get over her fear of getting rejected by her new love interest’s friends and family. This is a large amount of the drama in this novel, Swan just learning to accept herself even though others have been so adamant about not accepting her.

I would recommend this book to lovers of romance novels who are looking for a new diverse adult romance with an independent female main character and “clean” drama-free male character.

I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley and this is my voluntary review.

Overall Rating: 6 out of 5 stars