Review and blog tour: RUM RUNNER by Tricia Leedom

Rum Runner
Tricia Leedom
Published by: Ink Monster LLC
Publication date: July 18th 2017
Genres: Adult, Adventure, Romance

Perfect for fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Janet Evanovich, this action-packed debut from a fresh voice in contemporary romance offers a sexy and comedic take on love, adventure, and what it means to trust your heart.

English socialite Sophie Davies-Stone has been longing to meet her father since she was a little girl. When he sends her a mysterious medallion and asks her to forward it to him in Miami, she can’t help herself from doing something totally un-Sophie-like. Rather than mailing it as instructed, Sophie hops on a flight to Florida.

But the family reunion never happens. Instead, Sophie is attacked and almost kidnapped by her father’s enemies. Her savior is Jimmy Panama, a cocky and annoyingly handsome former Navy SEAL. Sophie isn’t the only one who’s annoyed. After years of trying to find a way to pay back his CO, Jimmy never thought his debt would get him mixed up with his commander’s uptight, British daughter. He just wants to put her on the next flight home and get back to his low-stress life in Key West, but fate has other plans.

As Sophie and Jimmy embark on a heart-pounding adventure through Key West and the Caribbean, Sophie finds herself falling for the snarky American. Still, her head says Jimmy is all wrong for her, and the more she finds out about him – and her father – the more uncertain she is about who she can trust.

One thing is clear. Sophie is in way over her head, and her greatest adventure might be her last.

The Key West Escape Series

1. Rum Runner – Releases July 18, 2017!

2. Bahama Mama – Coming January 2018!

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Author Bio:

TRICIA LEEDOM enjoys traveling to exotic destinations and having torrid love affairs with hot, dangerous men… even if it’s only in her own mind. When she’s not writing romantic adventure novels, she reads voraciously, tweets compulsively, and fangirls over a TV show based on her favorite book series. Tricia earned her BA in Creative Writing from The University of Tampa and her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. Her favorite authors include Diana Gabaldon, J.R. Ward, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Karen Robards, and Johanna Lindsey. She lives in Southwest Florida with two very spoiled dogs. Follow Tricia on Twitter and Instagram @tricialeedom

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My Review:


Be careful what you wish for… you might encounter a lot more that what you wanted!!!

This is the first book from ¨The Key West Escape¨

When Sophie Davies-Stone set out to meet her elusive father Mitch, she never expected not only NOT to meet him but being almost kidnapped, arrested for solicitation, pursued by her father’s enemies and least of all all the sizzling fireworks with a certain Jimmy Panama, for all accounts her saviour.

<blockquote>”She took in his borad shoulders and impresssive biceps. His lean waist- Bloody hell the man was fit”</blockquote>

Jimmy hates owing favors, but if he is going to pay a debt it would no doubt be for Mad Dog Mitch. He owed his life to him, so, when he asks just to retrieve an item from a hotel room, there was no problem with that. The problems started when the item arrived hanging on the neck of a gorgeous woman who just happens to be Mad Dog’s daughter.

<blockquote>”It was official. He was as vertical as a stripper pole.”</blockquote>

From that moment on, all hell breaks loose.

The book is very well written, it is fast paced, with adventure, gunfights, races, punches, and a very hot chemistry between the main characters.

The characters are a hoot to be around, Jimmy Panama is a very sexy, hot man, ex navy seal with an intelligence and a wit to him that makes him the whole package.

Sophie is the seemingly stuck up snob used to be the good girl with money.

So scramble them together and you get a whole lot of smiling. The way each one gets to know the other, and how they push each others buttons has you smirking almost all the book!

This is the first book I read from Tricia, and I assure you it won’t be the last!

I recieved this ARC via expressotours in exchange of an honest review.


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Review GRUNT by Kailee Reese Samuels

Kailee Reese Samuels
(The SOS #3)
Publication date: May 30th 2017
Genres: Erotica, Romance

Six days.

No one thought I could last

Here in the cell—I now call home

They didn’t know I grew up in the prison of my crime family’s dream.

Six weeks.

No one thought I could withstand

The loss, the drugs, the torture

They didn’t know how much I would enjoy their game.

Six months.

No one thought I could survive

Their puppet and prey—but I like to play—Hard.

And I don’t lose.

They picked the wrong guy. Their so-called ‘grunt’ would fight to get home and take revenge. I vowed to come back—for her—for Kaci. But everything changed.

My maniacal mind wrapped with a pretty mug, I am an unforgiving opponent, tough—tougher than they ever imagined.

And I will never – ever – break.

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Embracing diversity. Coffee addict. Mango lover. Blueberry fetishist. Sweet peach tea crazy. Red wine devout. Whiskey deviant. Tattooed & pierced. Loves shoes. Collects rosaries. Fanatical organizer/cleaner/list-maker. Never sleeps. Hermit and recluse.


KAILEE REESE SAMUELS has been spinning tales since she can remember. Her books are contemporary fiction with a no-holds-barred attitude. She adores listening to her characters ramble and putting them into situations that push the boundaries.

Creativity is the way to change.

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4.5 big stars!!!!! 

This is my first book by Kailee, and let me tell you something… I have new author to follow!!!!! I guess I didn’t expect to like this book so much, because even though it can be read as a stand alone, you definitely need a little context from the other books, since this is the third book (and the continuing story of Salvatore Ranier) but once you get the hang of it it’s a wonderful read. 
OH Sal!!! An incredibly hot man with a tortured soul…. (yep even tortured body 😦  ) He is strong an needs to become stronger because of all that life throws at him, but that only makes him stronger an even more magnetic. 

Who would of thought that a man that has been captive, tortured, beaten, druged could come out in any way sane let alone a more stronger opponent, with a mind as strong as his. 

“Motherfuckers think they have me by the balls, but what they don’t know is they are grabbing a bomb by the fuse. I am one tough bastard” 

This is the story of Salvatore, and definitely will be reading the first two novels. 

The way Kailee manages to ensnare and make us feel all that Sal if feeling is a testament to her writing!! 

The book is very well written, and has a fast pace, you find yourself reading “just this last chapter” over and over again!!!


Damned Either Way Blitz by Erin Hayes

Damned Either Way
Erin Hayes
(The Harker Trilogy, #3)
Publication date: May 31st 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

The thrilling conclusion to The Harker Trilogy

I’m finally free of my family’s curse.

Except now, the world is ending. FML.

Anthony, the vampire that killed my sister and my brother-in-law, has won. I’ve lost everything. I no longer have my powers. I have no idea where Amelia is. And the vampire I love has surrendered to the hunger that is throwing the world into chaos.

The worst part? I can’t do anything about it, because I’m no longer the Harker. Sure, I’m not dying anymore, but I’m barely living at this point.

But there may be one last chance to save us all. If only I can find it in me to make one final sacrifice.

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The Twinkie is mushed and some of the cream is coming out, but as I pull it out of the wrapper, I can’t help but be gentle.

I found the single-serve pastry in a hollowed-out convenience store in downtown Birmingham a few days back. It’s the only thing resembling a cake that we’ve found on our way to Austin. In the aftermath of the apocalypse, all the grocery stores are empty as everyone panicked and stole every little thing they could get their hands on. Many of them are now hiding out in their houses during the night.

Those that are alive anyways.

I could make a cake myself, but we are never in one place long enough for me to find an oven and make one. With one arm, it’s a little…hard.

Besides, this is just a small ritual that I want to do myself. I don’t need to decorate it. I just need to…pay tribute. With the only kind of food that would survive the apocalypse.

I light the candle that I stuck in it, its soft glow flickering in the dying light. I give a small smile, feeling my heart break.

“Happy birthday, Amelia.”


Author Bio:

Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books.

She works as an advertising copywriter by day, and she’s an award-winning New York Times Bestselling Author by night. She has lived in New Zealand, Hawaii, Texas, Alabama, and now San Francisco with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia.

You can reach her at and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.

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Cover reveal for : LAST SEMESTER, by Connie Mekaouche

Last Semester
Corine Mekaouche
Publication date: April 21st 2017
Genres: Comedy, Contemporary, Romance

When Johanna ‘Jo’ Gold, witty college life blogger and senior at Rutan University, decides to move in with three male strangers her last semester of school, her life unexpectedly turns upside down. While dealing with her new roommates, A.J., the pompous rich kid who feels trapped in following his father’s footsteps; Rob, the prematurely engaged former womanizer who tries to force Jo out of the house at all costs; and Drew, the 21-year-old virgin genius whose encounters with women have been more than limited, Jo learns that change isn’t alwayseasy and it’s up to her to learn how to survive the remainder of her time at Rutan the best that she can. Along with searching for her missing mother, figuring out a clever wayto pay for school tuition on her own, and dealing with the childish pranks brought on by a certain roommate, Jo’s issues seem more complicated than the average 21-year-old. Can Jo endure the dramatic perils of college while planning for life after graduation?

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The geek and a dreamer, Corine Mekaouche has always had the vision of becoming a writer. While growing up in the New Jersey suburbs, Corine spent her childhood immersed in music, novels, and writing. To her, the arts was the best escape ever. For college, she attended Rutgers University majoring in English and minoring in Theatre Arts. Somehow, Corine survived the college experience and became somewhat
of a grown-up yet still kept the vision of being a writer alive because it may be all she’s qualified for. So, she wrote and wrote until Last Semester, a new adult novel about college life and growing up, was born. Currently, she is writing other novels and plays for future release. When she’s not writing, loudly singing to songs in her car or dancing in random places for no apparent reason, Corine is being an awesome wife and a mom residing outside of the wonderfully flawed New York City..

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Release Blitz for SAVING MERCY, by Abby Roads.

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Series: Fatal Truth Series
Genre: Dark Romantic Thriller
Publication Date: April 4, 2017

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He’s found her at last…

Cain Killion knows himself to be a damaged man. His only redeeming quality? The extrasensory connection to blood that he uses to catch killers. His latest case takes a macabre turn when he discovers a familiar and haunting symbol linking the crime to his horrific past—and the one woman who might understand what it means.

Only to lose her to a nightmare

Mercy Ledger is brave, resilient, beautiful—and in terrible danger. The moment Cain finds her the line between good and evil blurs and the only thing clear to them is that they belong together. Love is the antidote for blood—but is their bond strong enough to overcome the madness that stalks them?

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Review: SAVING MERCY, by Abbie Roads




5 stars

Dark, gritty, terrifying, angst supreme and excruciatingly tender!!


An I-can’t-put-down-but-really-can’t-continue-because-I’m-terrified-kind-of-book!! Impossible choices… Mind conditioning…. My heart raced and my eyes almost popped out one or two times!!!

This book is full of OMGs, and WTH kind of moments with twists and turns that you never see coming. You really get blindsided at times, but the thing is, all the while, there is tenderness, and love, and affection and so many bittersweet moments, and not to spoil it but our heroes get their happily ever after!!!

Our heros here are Cain Killian and Mercy Ledger, two persons that really got the short end of the stick in life.

Cain is the son of a very well known serial killer, really a monster that had done the most horrible things to his own son, somethings he even blocked out.

“Give him fear. Give him fuzzy-assed unicorns that shit glitter and gold_ just don’t give him sympathy.”

Thanks to the unusual and horrendous childhood, he has a very unique gift that he uses to capture the bad guys, he drenches himself in the blood of the victims to get snapshots of the way the killings happened, for a brief moment in his mind, he becomes the killer. That way he has become one of the best profilers for the FBI.

Mercy Ledger, the lone survivor of Killion, having to live with the trauma of witnessing the murder of her family was also changed, she had a sixth sense about the intention of the people around her.

She is suddenly thrown in the loony bin for no apparent reason for two years, and freed by Cain, and the connection that they felt towards each other for a long time, suddenly flourishes.

Both characters are so strong, have been hurt so much, but they are relentless in trying to live a normal life, to see the good the world has to offer. They are the reflection of who we are and what the world wants us to be.

They are two tortured souls, each needing the other one to feel whole while trying to protect them, and the only way they knew how, was being apart.

“It was the price of loss. A price she had paid twenty years ago. A price he was paying now. His sadness was her sadness. His shame was her shame. They were united in shared hurt- had been from the beginning.”

The second characters are well built, and you don’t know until the end if they are good, or bad, and the ending…. I did not see that one coming!!!!

And as always Abbi definitely knows how to keep you hooked…. There is a loose thread in the story, I’m not going to tell, but I’m guessing this is the next book!

A book worth reading, and a series that I’ll follow.

Expected publication is the 4th of April 2017

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More of my review of books by Abbie:

Review: Race the darkness, by Abbie Roads


Review and Release Blast: KISS MARRY KILL, by Sidney Halston

He’s been chasing a memory . . .



Iron Clad Security #1

Sidney Halston

Releasing March 28th, 2017


He’s been chasing a memory . . .


It was just
supposed to be a regular Thursday afternoon…and then he saw her. Sitting in
seat L214, one seat over from his at the baseball game, right next to her
douche of a soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend. An impromptu kiss for the kiss cam, and
Jax knew his life would never be the same. Five years and a tour in Afghanistan
later, Jax is back stateside running his own private security firm, Iron-Clad,
with his best friend. He isn’t the man he used to be… but Megan isn’t the
sexy and sweet, though sheltered, twenty-two-year-old he left behind, either.
And she’s in trouble.


…but now they’re on the run.


Megan Cruz has made something
of herself. She’s turned her dreams of pop stardom into a reality. But when a
deadly stalker breaks into her home claiming to be her number-one fan, the only
person she can turn to is the boy who got away. But Jax isn’t the same carefree
charmer who stole her heart, then broke it when he joined the military. This
man is seductive, hard, guarded. And he’ll do anything to protect what’s his.


My Review:


It’s always better the second time around.

The first time they met, it was innocent, new, exiting, a would be love that lasted for 4 days!! But stayed with them always.

Now, 5 years later, with many changed personalities, experiences and jobs, they find themselves thrown together again, and the would be love turns into a full on love romance!!!

I really liked the book, it kept my attention throughout the whole story.

Megan led a sheltered and dictated life, go where you need to go, be who you need to be, marry the one that is best suited for your class… blah blah blah, but one day she meet this smiley guy, full of joy and happiness, and she finds herself swept of her feet.

4 days, that is all she had with him, but 4 days that changed her life, 4 days that gave her the courage to become and pursue what she wanted, and for that she would ever be grateful. And he would become the man to measure all the others.

Now she is a super star!

Jax is now the owner of Iron Clad Security, after his tours in Afghanistan with a very bad ending, he returns home carrying the ghosts of his past. But the light at the end of the tunnel is thinking about that beautiful girl, that ray of sunshine that got him through the toughest parts.

Suddenly she is front and center on the TV, in a very serious situation!! She has been attacked, and every instinct and every neuron in his body and brain makes him go to her.

Suddenly they are together again,  against the time until her next tour and with no idea who her stalker is, getting creepier by the minute.

The book is told by both points of view of the heroes, and in different times. It is very refreshing to read, and although you get two points of view, and you get two storylines, from the past and the present, it is very clear  and easy to follow. And above all it gets its HEA!!!

This is the first book for the series of Iron Clad Security, I’ll definitely follow this author and this series.

USA Today bestselling author, Sidney
lives her life with one simple rule: “Just Do
It”–Nike. And that’s exactly what she did.
After working hard as an attorney, Sidney picked up a pen for the first
time at thirty years old to begin her dream of writing. Having never written
anything other than very exciting legal briefs, she found an outlet for her
imaginative, romantic side and wrote Seeing Red. That first pen stroke sealed
the deal, and she fell in love with writing. Sidney lives in South Florida with
her husband and children. She loves her family above all else, and reading
follows a close second. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading and
reading and reading. She’s a reader first and a writer second. When she’s not
writing or reading, her life is complete and utter chaos, trying to balance
family life with work and writing (and reading). But she wouldn’t have it any
other way.


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