He was the high school hottie. She was the teacher’s pet. But in private, none of that mattered…
At the tender age of six, Penelope Watkins fell for her best friend’s brother, Evan Donovan, future hunk. By the time they were teenagers, they were having heart-to-hearts…and hot and heavy top secret make-out sessions. All that changed when Evan’s father suddenly died. Abruptly, Penelope lost him to grief—and to his true love: football. But now an injury had ended Evan’s NFL career. The notorious bad boy was in a depression no one could penetrate, except maybe the one woman who still knew him best—and still wanted him most…
Penelope is the last person Evan wants to witness the wreck he’s become. So when she shows up at his door he’s less than welcoming—even though the sight of her brings back the same old rush of desire. As a teenager, the emotions overwhelmed him. Now, when he wanted to be overwhelmed, Penelope wasn’t playing. She was telling the golden boy it was time to man up. It may have taken a concussion for Evan to realize it, but that’s exactly what he wants to do—starting with her…
If you remember (and it’s definitely okay that you don’t!), in 2015, The Misadventures of Maggie Moore was one of the surprise books that I fell in love with, so I have been quite looking forward to reading more adventures of Maggies for quite some time!
Today I have the Cover Reveal (FINALLY!) of the next book in the series – The Battle of The Brains (the title itself sounds awesome!) and a giveaway that you definitely do not want to miss hosted by the awesome Indie Sage PR ❤
Life in the outer realm is a lawless, dirty, hard existence, and Solara Brooks is hungry for it. Just out of the orphanage, she needs a fresh start in a place where nobody cares about the engine grease beneath her fingernails or the felony tattoos across her knuckles. She’s so desperate to reach the realm that she’s willing to indenture herself to Doran Spaulding, the rich and popular quarterback who made her life miserable all through high school, in exchange for passage aboard the spaceliner Zenith.
When a twist of fate lands them instead on the Banshee, a vessel of dubious repute, Doran learns he’s been framed on Earth for conspiracy. As he pursues a set of mysterious coordinates rumored to hold the key to clearing his name, he and Solara must get past their enmity to work together and evade those out for their arrest. Life on the Banshee may be tumultuous, but as Solara and Doran are forced to question everything they once believed about their world—and each other—the ship becomes home, and the eccentric crew family. But what Solara and Doran discover on the mysterious Planet X has the power to not only alter their lives, but the existence of everyone in the universe…
Welcome to the Blog Tour for Emma’s Blaze by Marie Piper hosted by the wonderful Indie Girl Promotions ❤
I have something extra for for you lovely peeps this post – in addition to my review and a sneak peak into this brilliant book – I have for you, an interview with the lovely Marie Piper herself!! (and not to mention, my first ever interview with an author!)
I hope you enjoy this post (and the book) as much as I have enjoyed writing it for you!!
Verity Michaels is new to New York City, but even she knows riding in a stolen a cab is not a normal way to meet someone. Damn it if that tattoo-covered would-be felon isn’t everywhere now, and lighting everything on fire under her skirt.
His name is Hudson Fenn, and he’s frustratingly impossible to pin down. He works as a bike messenger, but has the manners of a prince—along with a strange tendency toward breaking and entering. As much as Verity knows he’s not her type, and likely to land her in jail, she can’t help but find her truest self when they’re together.
Can she be brave enough to give Hudson a real chance? Will he be bold enough to reveal the man beneath the ink, or will his secrecy doom their connection? Also, WTF is the deal with Verity’s boss? No less than thirteen of your favorite romance writers have teamed up to tell this sexy, wacky, snort-inducing tale. With them you’ll visit the world’s most irritating office, a VIP room of questionable cleanliness, and the fanciest apartment a bike messenger has ever inhabited, but you’ll still never see this ending coming.
Disclaimer: I received an eARC of the book in exchange for a honest review.
The Challenge: Pass one chapter to the next author with the vaguest of outlines to work from and see what emerged.
When 13 different authors come together to write one single story – it could either end up being the reader’s worst nightmare OR it could be single greatest thing to have been ever read – and that my lovely peeps is what Felony Ever After was for me!
Some white knights have tattoos, princess.
Hudson Fenn aka @tatwhiteknight, aka Tattoo is exactly what stereotypes would refer to as a criminal and it didn’t really help that when we first meet him, he is actually “stealing” a cab. (Yeah not a great first impression!) – but that cheekiness with just about the right hint of charm endears him to the reader within minutes of us stereotyping him 😀
Verity Michaels, aka @VerityPics03, is a woman without a goal in life, well except to steer clear of her lecherous boss and try and move back to the love she desperately failed the first time. But Hudson is a complication that she never even imagined would be in her path or that he would even define that path!
“You are a total criminal aren’t you?
“Have I stolen your heart yet?”
“Don’t answer. I won’t take it until you give it freely.”
I was a little hesistant when it came to reading this book – considering 13 VERY different authors had written this book – but I absolutely adored it!! It had me in stitches so often at work (don’t worry, it was a slow day!) that my co-workers had given up even trying to keep me quiet after the first three attempts *teehhehehe*
Verity and Hudson (and their Twitter conversations) were exactly the thing that I needed to get over a reading slump – and the little mystery of those packages was as convulated as I had expected when you 13 different minds trying to make sense of the story!
But I would have LOVED a chapter from Hudson’s POV, mostly because the secrets he had been keeping didn’t exactly live up to the potential, but darn if I actually cared! Hudson and Verity together are worth getting to read this hilarious book!
“And then he changes everything with his beautiful heart. #HuggingHim Hudson Fenn @tatwhiteknight You bring out the best in this crazy old organ #YoureBeautiful”