Bookalicious Babes Blog Exclusive Cover Reveal – Thirty Days by BT Urruela


Bookalicious Babes Blog is proud to present the EXCLUSIVE SURPRISE COVER REVEAL of BT Urruela’s upcoming release THIRTY DAYS!

Release Date: February 28, 2017  Cover Design by: Cassy Roop / Pink Ink Designs


Gavin is a struggling writer with a complicated past, who’s reeling from the loss of the only woman he’s ever loved. More than a year after the breakup, he’s still suffering major heartbreak and a serious case of writer’s block. In an attempt to help him out of his funk, Gavin’s best friend and fellow writer, Bobby, sets up an account for him on the new dating app SwipeDate.

After a few unsuccessful dates, Bobby challenges him to thirty more dates in thirty days. If Gavin can complete the challenge, Bobby will give him a check for twenty-five thousand dollars.

Does Gavin have what it takes to complete the challenge? Or will the trials and tribulations of modern dating prove to be too much?

Find out in Thirty Days.

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BT URRUELA was an infantryman in the US Army from August 2004 until February 2011. At the end of a year long tour to Baghdad, Iraq, his vehicle was hit by two roadside bombs, which took his right leg below the knee and the life of his commander. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his wounds, an Army Commendation Medal, and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He medically retired from the Army in 2011 and moved to Tampa, FL where he currently works as a Director and Brand Ambassador for VETSports, a veteran community sports nonprofit he co-founded in 2012. He also conducts motivational speeches, works as a cover and fitness model and he’s a personal performance trainer.

He co-wrote the novel ‘A Lover’s Lament’ with author KL Grayson in 2015. He released his first solo novel, ‘Into the Nothing’ in June 2016, ‘Wicked Little Words’ with author Stevie J. Cole in October 2016, ‘Alphas & Fairytales: A New Year’s Eve Anthology’ and ‘Into the Blood’ in December 2016. He lives in Tampa with his dogs, Kiko and Scout, and is writing full-time. (Author photo by Christopher John / CJC Photography


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Review- Barely Undercover by Sarah Castille

My review is 5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely loved this book. A first temptress and an undercover cop both with A history together. They spent some unbelievable hot months together. Then James just up and disppears into the night leaving Lana heartbroken. She is taken by surprise when she bumps into him and he turns her world upside down again. He tries to resist her. His undercover job is dangerous, and he knows what the president will do to Lana when he sees her. Can he keep her safe at all costs, especially when he finds out about her psychopathic ex?

With passion at full throttle, there’s no turning back…

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When private investigator Lana Parker follows a dangerous biker into an underground sex club, James Hunter is the last man she expects to see. But there he is, all dark looks and chiseled charms, ready to break her heart all over again.


Danger is the name of the game for an undercover cop. And the last thing James wants is for the fiery beauty to come anywhere near the notorious biker gang he’s trying to take down. Yet Lana has no intention of giving up her case, which means he’ll have to keep her close to keep her safe. A risky proposition–especially when their blazing sexual chemistry reignites an unforgettable passion.
But when a dark terror emerges from the past, Lana goes on the run…and James gives up everything to save her. Backed into a corner, Lana must face her fears, including the one thing that frightens her most…her overwhelming feelings for the man whose searing glance sparks her most hidden desires, the man she should not trust, but cannot resist.
Warning: The book contains violence, heavy swearing, motorcycle sexytimes, bad-ass biker naughtytimes, and an exceptionally hot hero who will get down and dirty anywhere but under the covers.

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Review – Razing Grace by Amo Jones

My rating is 5 out of 5 stars

All the stars. That’s what this book gets. I just finished the last word and I have tears in my eyes. I’m mourning the separation anxiety I already feel from being finished with this book. It will be extremely hard for anyone to top this book for me. Book 1 was my #1 book last year and #2 will be it this year. There are truly no words to describe the perfection with which Amo writes. Brilliantly dark and magically delicious. I never had an interest in dark reads before. She has changed my life. Not everyone can pull of this level of complete darkness and do it like a BOSS!

Prepare to be sucked into a world of lies, deceit, sex, and power. This book will rock your world. I did not want this book to end. I had to slow down my reading to stop the withdrawal symptoms I was feeling halfway through. It didn’t get me far. I looked down and saw that I coming close to the end and I wanted to cry from that alone. What a book. You all are in for a treat!!

Can something that burns so rapidly calm the whispering chaos of your cries? Or is this all just an illusion. The perfect hypnosis. Like the humming of a sweet melody to your frantic brain.

Blood trickled over the curve of Millie’s collarbone.
Slithering over her shoulder.
Sliding off and into the mass puddle of death surrounding her.

The last petal has fallen, a queen is born, and the disarray of her world is about to shatter under her very throne.

“She knows too much…”








Review- Dominate Me by Stacey Lynn

My rating 5 out of 5 stars

This book was a perfect blend of spice and heartfelt love. When you read the title, you assume that you’re getting a scorchingly hot read (which you absolutely do), but this book is so much more. There is passion. There is heartache. There is despair. There is love. There is devotion. There is overcoming the chains of  the past the bind you to a life of sorrow.

As you read it, you will he consumed. Both Jensen and Haley are broken inside. Their pasts have seriously affected there view on relationships. Neither is looking for more than a strict Dom/sub experience. They never expected to fall hard and fast. Obstacles get in the way and both of their pasts come back to haunt them. Waiting to see how they make it will be what makes your heart complete.

I’m very much looking forward to the next two books in this series. Stacey has once again outdone herself, but I wouldn’t expect anything less. She has proven time and time again to deliver a full package when you turn the first page.

Welcome to Luminous: where your pleasure is our purpose. Fan-favorite author Stacey Lynn tantalizes readers with a sensual new series.


The first time I felt Master Jensen’s presence beside me, I knew he would be the one to show me all the kinky pleasures of Luminous.

That I would give my body to him. Begin my journey to sexual freedom at his feet.

But when I dared raise my eyes to his, I saw he would get a part of me no man had had before: my trust.


From the instant I saw her blush, I was captivated.

There was power in her innocence—a power I quickly controlled.

Every moan, every cry, every new awakening was mine. I pushed her boundaries and watched her sexual confidence grow…knowing that in the end, I would have to let her go.

I know the price of love and I’m not willing to pay it.

I dominated her body and she enthralled my heart. But I have to walk away before I ruin the one I love.







Review & Excerpt Tour- Real Good Love by Meghan March

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
This is by far my favorite Meghan March book yet. I think it’s also the hottest. The love and lust that Banner and Logan have is off the charts. There is never a dull moment. The heat level is off the charts and Banner is a hoot. She had me laughing non stop. Logan, omg. That man is 100% pure alpha male and I’d love to chain him to my bed. My advice is to read this duet ASAP!!!

From USA Today bestselling author Meghan March comes a sexy new duet with a hero you won’t want to miss.
I’ve had my fair share of bad boys, but nothing prepared me for what it was like to be with a real good man.

Logan Brantley changed everything.

Somewhere along the way, what started as a fling became the best part of my life. 

He makes me want all the things I’ve never had, like forever and happily ever after, but nothing worth having comes easily. 

Everyone is betting on us to fail, but I’m ready to fight for this real good love. 
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Review – It Started with a Kiss by Melanie Moreland



It Started with a Kiss by Melanie Moreland



All it took was a Kiss. Just one kiss. Melanie Moreland’s next release, It Started with a Kiss is a fast paced, sweet and sexy romance.

Melanie’s writing is incredibly strong, her ability to pull a reader into a story is fantastic. Her words flow freely and keep me happily captivated throughout her books.

It Started with a kiss, literally starts with a Kiss. What transpires from that one kiss is incredibly fast moving. Daniel and Avery moved quicker than a burning fire, and just as hot.
For me, at times, I found it a struggle to fully connect to their relationship and them individually, while I understood the Insta-love aspect I’d still have liked to feel it. As the book progressed and Daniel and Avery’s relationship was expanded I felt it a little more but I’d have liked more of those “get to know you moments”.

Without a doubt, Daniel was ridiculously hot and his penchant for nailing Avery to a wall, literally, had my insides burning. His dirty yet sweet mouth, definitely gave me tingles.

Overall at its core, It Started with a Kiss is a beautiful, captivating love story. If you love insta-love stories this story will be PERFECT for you.




It started with a kiss.
Then it became so much more.
Love at first sight.
Avery Connor doesn’t believe in it.
But what about love at first kiss?
A favor for a friend. Kiss a stranger and walk away.
But what if that favor, and that stranger, prove to be the turning point of her life?
What if that kiss leads to something more?
Dr. Daniel Stewart is certain it will.
He is determined to make her see him. To feel what he feels.
To have the effects of that kiss last forever.
A story about taking a chance, opening your heart to the moment, and falling in love.







Review – Finding Mr. Wrong by A.M. Madden & Joanne Schwehm


Finding Mr. Wrong by A.M. Madden & Joanne Schwehm

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OHHHH MYYYYY GOSH! Hands Down that was one reading experience I WILL NOT forget in a hurry. Because that’s exactly what I got, an experience of EPIC proportions where I fell in lust, then blinding, soul crushing love. Everything about Jude and Brea was just WOW. I mean at 33% I would have happily gave this book ALL THE STARS. By 44% I never wanted it to end. And that wasn’t even half way. What AM and Joanne have done with this book is literally beyond any of my expectations.
From the fun introduction of the characters to each other, to the unique way the relationship starts to build, to the sinfully hot connection both characters have, I am well and truly HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE.
Finding Mr Wrong was in fact oh so RIGHT. This book did more than set a spark, it blazed an inferno deep inside that burrowed itself in and held me captive. My heart and soul are ridiculously happy.
I’ve been a fan of AM Madden’s books for a long time now, her hero’s all hold special places within me and HOT DAYUM the woman knows how to write the PERFECT alpha male. But when teamed with Joanne that alpha male becomes OUTSTANDING. SUPREME. EVERYTHING AND MORE.
Much to my own disapproval, it pains me to admit that I’ve not read anything from Joanne before but my gosh I will be doing now. The flow of the writing through the book was pristine and precise. It was solidified by a flawless execution that just cannot be knocked. These two are wizards of the writing world but put together they are gods. I want more. No, NEED MORE!
Without a doubt, Finding Mr Wrong is a stunning, piece of art. From beginning, to middle, to end there was not one bit I could critique. Not one bit I would change. It’s practically perfect in every way. I laughed, I swooned, I fell so deep in love, I got emotional, I got hot, I got it all and was left in a total state of bookworm bliss. At 33% I said this book got ALL THE STARS and it does, a million times over. This is, without doubt a top read of February and a top read of 2017!




Here’s a tip: never trust a jackass in preppy clothing.

The phrase “trust me” should have been my first clue to hightail it out the door, but hindsight is always 20/20.
So there I was, on a stage with two other men, being asked ridiculous questions by a woman I couldn’t see, but whose voice made my pants tighten—and not around my ankles.

Before I knew what was happening, I’d signed up for six weeks in paradise, isolated on an island for forty-two days with a complete stranger. And when I finally laid eyes on the sexy brunette who belonged to that voice, a part of me thought this wouldn’t be so bad.

I’ve always been a levelheaded guy. I am a successful, smart, and shrewd business man. But that was when I was listening to the head above my shoulders. Once the blood traveled south, I always ran into trouble.
She called me Mr. Wrong, and that was fine with me.
Lesson learned: lust always trumps logic.



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Review – Intertwined by Sasha Brummer



Intertwined by Sasha Brummer


That’s the word I’d use to describe what this book has been to me. I wanted to devour this book whole. Feast on the goodness I knew it would possess but when I got going I found that this would be a book I’d need to savour and take my time with. This was a book that I could not rush, would not rush, because this book was so damn breathtaking. From page one this book consumed my thoughts, pulled at the deepest parts of me and wrapped itself around my heart.
What book am I talking about? Intertwined by the amazingly talented, beautiful Sasha Brümmer.

Intertwined sparked a fire deep inside me. A soul-deep, burning flame of love and desire, lust and devastating beauty. Liam and Isla were two of the most beautiful, battered souls I’ve read. So perfect for each other. Breathtaking and intense. Their relationship battered me, latched itself onto me and blissfully dragged me along with them.

People who know me know that I feed off angst and friends to lovers romances.. Intertwined is now, undoubtedly, one of my favourites. Everything about this book spoke to me. It made me FEEL. I laughed, I swooned, I got VERY hot under the collar and I cried. I cried so hard. At times Intertwined was hard to stomach, hard to process, it stole my breath and broke my heart but through it all ran an UNDENIABLE connection. A connection that melted the pages. A connection that blossomed and burnt hotter than the biggest fire.


That connection is what built an exceptional romance between two best friends, one that brought true meaning to second chances, not only at love but LIFE. Sasha bought together two souls that were seemingly doomed and breathed life into them and me as the reader.

Those two souls have embedded themselves so deep in me, I honestly cannot fathom how I’ll ever get them out. I don’t want to get them out.

Liam-fucking-Jensen has my heart, my soul, my breath, my blood. He can have it all. Every damn thing. Forever. This alpha asshole well and truly ruined me. BIG TIME. His cocky arrogance and deep protective nature made me crazy.
Matched perfectly to Liam was Isla who despite everything she endured was incredibly strong, uplifting and just a pleasure to get to know. She is a kick ass heroine and I adore her. Sasha wrote her in such an impeccable way.

Anyone who reads this book, that has a male best friend or has had one previously will just get the connection between Liam and Isla, you’ll understand how deep they do actually blend into one another and you’ll appreciate every single truthful word Sasha has penned in Intertwined.

This whole novel is deep, intense, raw and downright devastating in parts but it’s also so damn stunning. I have no idea how Sasha penned these characters and made them so strong but she did and I wouldn’t change a single thing.

In its entirety, Intertwined is PHENOMENAL. And it sucks that I don’t have enough stars to truly rate this book all it’s actually worth.




Amplified emotional highs have been my downfall. I’ve lost parts of myself to the dark corners of my heart because of the damage others have inflicted.

Whiskey might be able to ease the burn of one’s soul, but this time it might not be enough to survive. Instead of letting me wither in the cracks of my desiccated soul, he pushes me to appreciate the scars, instead of avoiding the bruises.

I’ve had more than my share of sanctioned hell, and I am through living in a limbo between who I should be and who I am. I won’t allow myself to become a casualty of my own mind again.

I am no longer carrying the obscurities of my life around with me when he chooses to stand and fight beside me.

With him, I finally see what it means to be living.

This novel contains mature themes, strong language, violent circumstances, and sexual situations. It is intended for adult readers.



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Review – Taking Care of the Target by Cindi Madsen


Taking Care of the Target by Cindi Madsen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you are not willing to risk it all, then you don’t want it bad enough.

Every time I meet a new-to-me or new author’s book, it’s a high, a dive into unknown territory. Trying something new is a risk but reward, a challenge and adventure. The utter pleasure I get when I meet a new or new-to-me author’s words is BOOKWORM BLISS! That rush during that initial read is off-the-charts incredible! I met my first book by Cindi Madsen and it was a doubly-delicious high: new-to-me author plus romance thriller. Taking Care of the Target is a pulse-pounding, heart-hitting, rush of a romance that dangles you on the edge, and leaves you aching for more.

Taking Care of the Target began as a slow burn that built into a raging inferno of excitement where I could not turn the pages fast enough. Energy flowing through me like electricity where I could not help but be engaged. The powerful and perilous plot combined with lots of dialogue needed for a third-person point-of-view story along compelling characters kept me highly tuned and trembling with excitement.

This mafia romance gripped me hard, holding me in its clutches, where I was captivated until the end. Mind racing. Bated breathing. Heart beating out of my chest. Pulse pounding with each page. Taking Care of the Target was the adrenaline that made me feel ALIVE. I chased this high from start to finish; I WAS ALL IN!

Beautiful Cassie Dalton with her blonde hair, green eyes, fair skin, pink glasses, and curves in the right places rocks the girl next door-hot librarian look well. A waitress and student, this sweet gal has had the life of hell with a painful past. Starting over in a new city with no friends is never easy. Starting over in a new city where she possibly works for the mafia is not easy at all, especially when one of the members is so hot it makes her combustible. Starting over is even harder when Cassie witnesses a hit she shouldn’t have, then is hit by a car, and is suddenly a wanted woman with the mafia…a rough start to a new life indeed.

Tall, dark, and handsome with muscles and ink, Vince DaMarco, runs a restaurant though owned by his mob boss uncle. Vince doesn’t want any part of the family business and tries to walk the straight and narrow, focusing on the restaurant, instead of the behind-the-scenes criminal activity. Now his uncle wants to initiate him into his mob family with taking a hit on the beautiful waitress who he can’t help but like and want. 

“Of all people, why did it have to be Cassie?”

Cassie doesn’t remember the handsome stranger who is suddenly in her life, the man who was a part of the mob but still a good guy. Vince doesn’t want to take a hit on the sweet girl who has been the star of his hot librarian fantasies a few times, and can’t help but like what he sees…inside and out. 

“I can be very persistent. I play dirty, too.”

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Vince is all male and his dirty words made me smolder from head to toe. I LOVED this amazing alpha from the start! He may be the adventure that Cassie needs but first she will have to break through the barriers of his heart. 

“Hopefully he’ll eventually realize he can let me all the way in.”

Lines are crossed and neither expected an inferno of an attraction to be so blinding. 

“I’ve always tried to keep people as a distance, but you broke through, and now I’m a mess.”

Cassie may be the first person to see the real man with a kind heart, the man who is holding her heart, underneath the tough guy exterior. 

“Just so you know, Vince DaMarco, I see you. The real you. Even if you don’t.”

Vince is used to control in all things. Never has a woman made him want to lose control until Cassie. Vince wants to protect Cassie though he is supposed to end her. 

“I wanted to protect you, but I also just…wanted you.”


Cassie is falling for Vince, the gorgeous man who protects her with his life. She sees the heart of gold beating in her knight-in-shining armor. 

“Like it or not, you’re a good guy, Vince DaMarco.”

What started as a mere and mutual crush now is a hit to the heart, but with a mafia hit out on Cassie that Vince is supposed to deliver or else risk his life and hers, life is a hot mess and someone is going to go down in the end. How can you kill the one with whom you are falling hard?

“I wish I could forget about everything else and start over with you.”

Taking Care of the Target is a moving mafia romance that is achingly addictive, deliciously dangerous and sugary sweet. A fusion of hope, heartbreak, and happiness swirled around in my head like a hurricane, waiting to hit where they would flood…all over this book…all over me. Taking Care of the Target was a beginning-to-end high, and I loved every toe-curling minute!

This forbidden and furious rush of a romance electrified and entranced me. Taking Care of the Target danced with danger and hypnotized with heart. Go target this romance now!

★★★★ electrifying stars


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Vince DaMarco always liked Cassie, the shy waitress who works at the restaurant that serves as a front for his mob boss uncle. Unfortunately, she witnesses a back alley hit, and while fleeing, she’s struck by a truck. Now she’s at the top of the hit list. Desperate to stop anyone who’d draw out Cassie’s death, Vince volunteers to take care of it.

Cassie Dalton has no recollection of her accident, but she’s told she’s lucky to be alive. A few years are missing from her memory, and the unsettling feeling that something isn’t right—along with the creepy sensation that she’s being watched—won’t go away.

Vince shows up right when Cassie needs him most. In a world of confusion, the rugged stranger is the one thing that makes sense. But little does she know, she’s found refuge in the arms of the very man who’s been sent to kill her.


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USA Today Bestselling author Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

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Cindi is the author of YA books All the Broken Pieces, Cipher, Rift, Resolution, and Demons of the Sun, and adult romances Falling for Her Fiancé, Act Like You Love Me, Resisting the Hero, Cinderella Screwed Me Over and Ready to Wed.

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Review – Stay by A.L. Jackson


Stay by A.L. Jackson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“You see the beauty in the old. The beauty in the bad. The beauty that’s hidden in all things. It’s always here, we just have to look hard enough for it.”

You don’t have to look hard to see the beauty that bleeds into A.L. Jackson’s words, so wondrous and so WOW. Every word that this author writes is full of feels. Every word is mesmerizing and meaningful. Every word means everything. Every word IS EVERYTHING. Stay is the newest roller coaster of a rock star romance from A.L. Jackson’s Bleeding Stars series that is pure beauty in words that break, bind, and make your heart bleed.

Knowing the power and pull of this series and the way it extracts every feel from me, I devoured Stay slowly. I had to inhale this story in small doses to give my heart time to slow its beating, my body time to slow its breathing, and my brain time to process all of the feelings floating around in my head. I did not want to put Stay down, yet I had to process the firestorm of feels flowing and calm my emotions from this story’s sensory storm.

The Prologue pulled at me immediately, barreling down on my heart and soul with the power of a fierce fire, one where I knew I would get burned. This firestorm of feels was a fight I would not win…did not want to win. The fire of Stay lit me up with life, one where every breath matched every breathtakingly beautiful word. Light to light. Dark to dark. Beauty to beauty. Feel to feel. I knew from the Prologue that I would feel every bit, every blaze, every burn, and every bright light from Ash and Willow’s story. Stay would slay me everywhere, and that it did.

The first sentence and first paragraph of the Prologue hit me with the force of a thousand winds. Tears welded in my eyes just from that verbiage as I knew there would be many more to follow…all kinds of tears for all kinds of emotions evoked from Stay.

“We rarely know when our lives are about to change. When the direction we have been traveling to will shift. When the stagnant comfort we’ve cut out for ourselves will take a sharp turn south, or when everything we know will come to an abrupt, excruciating end.”

Ash Evans, the wild man and guitarist for Sunder, has a huge heart, humor, charisma, and is the life of the party. Tall, muscular, inked, dark blond-haired, bearded, and ocean-blue eyes, Ash is pure heat and easy on the eyes. Inside, though, Ash is battling demons that won’t die.

His wounds are so deeply embedded, making him bleed for the past that has held him prisoner for so long. Ash’s huge heart is a gaping wound, one that he believes he caused. He’s leading a life where he feels unworthy and that tore me to shreds.

“He was some kind of glorious avenger with a wicked smile and a wayward tongue.”

Beautiful, mahogany-haired, brown-eyed, and long-legged Willow Langston is hanging onto life by a thread. Everyone she’s loved has left. Willow’s heart is decimated; she has nothing left to give.

Just one chapter in and my heart broke…bleeding all over the pages. STAY…I wanted to stay steadily reading but had to catch my breath as my lungs breathed in every wondrous and wielding word. The words quickly became flames that lit me up. I searched for that light in the darkness, the darkness that tried to hijack my head and heart. I WAS ON FIRE…I WAS ALIVE.

Willow has nothing left to give…

Until Ash Evans crosses her path in what feels like fate.

“A stranger who’d touched me without saying a word.”

Until she finds Ash broken and burned.

“The man was so dangerous and alive. Compelling. Magnetic. A bright, bright flame.”

Until she saves him.

“She’d saved me. She’d bound herself to me in a way I was sure neither of us could quite understand.”

Ash owes Willow a debt for life….his life. Though Willow doesn’t want a thing…except the one thing Ash won’t give: his heart.

“I didn’t have any place left inside myself to get ripped up and torn to pieces. And somehow I knew this man would tear me to shreds.”


Only a few chapters in and I broke as I bled for both the hero and the heroine. Two broken souls who should be one. STAY…I had to catch my tears I wanted to stay inside, willing them not to fall. Tears that teased the dam of waterworks waiting to burst from the words that clutched my soul, extracting every emotion. Beckoning me. Binding me. Becoming me.

A connection, so big as if it beckoned from above, blazed between Willow and Ash. An aura of fire, fueled by fate, danced around them. Lighting them up. Lifting them out of the darkness…lifting me out of the darkness…if only for a little while.

“Do you feel that? Everything simmering around us? Threatening to boil over. A flame just waitin’ for a match.”

Oh how I felt this blaze of Stay burn me too. This passion penetrated from the pages to me.

“Tell me you want me. Tell me you feel this, too.”

STAY…I wanted to stay in this moment…soak up these powerful and poignant words…soak up this sun cast over this couple. Willow and Ash’s connection and chemistry was combustible, a force of fate. I could not help but smile a grin filled with hope as I was sucked into a wave of passion, one of soulmates, one of love powerful as those flames that ignite between them. I felt every burn…every blaze…every beautiful and brilliant word…I FELT IT ALL.

“On a breathy sigh, my lips parted. His hot tongue slanted against mine. Flames. I felt them everywhere. Burning me up from the inside…He would wreck me. I knew it.”

Their chemistry and emotions are explosive—as were mine—so hot and heartfelt that I felt the flames from Ash and Willow melt me.

“Tonight belongs to you. I’m going to touch you until you’re dancing somewhere with the stars and then I’m going to catch you when you come back down. Then, I’m going to send you flying again.”

Oh Ash! His words smoldered yet made me swoon so very hard! I LOVED THIS MAN of many layers but with a heart of gold that penetrated those layers the hardest…penetrating my heart too.

My heart was hit so hard, it spun right into my soul. This broken boy and this broken girl…they broke me. Again and again. My tears tore through this story, leading the way as I absorbed each feel-worthy word into my heart…my soul.

“You’re killing me, darlin’.”

“And you’re saving me.”

STAY…I wanted to freeze those feels that flowed through me, so beautiful and bittersweet. Permanent tears etched into my eyes. I sighed. Stay filled my lungs as I breathed in every breathtakingly beautiful word. These words filtered into my very core. STAY…I had to stop and catch my heart that this story so forcefully claimed.

Ash is Willow’s angel. Willow saved him but he’s saving her too. She is the calm to Ash’s chaos. Ash and Willow are saviors who are slaying the other’s demons…slaying each other’s souls…slaying my soul.

“You deserve so much better than what’s waiting here.”

STAY…I wanted Ash to stay. This bigger than life of a man with an even bigger heart, Ash, doesn’t think he’s worthy of love after a painful past for which he thinks he’s responsible. Oh did Ash’s words about being unworthy GUT ME…UNGLUE ME. I was destroyed…devastated…dying for Ash to stay.

“What if I want you to stay?”


STAY…I wanted this couple to stay together. I wanted to stay in this story, sinking so deeply where my soul could continue to soar, where I could continue to break in the most beautiful way. This book…oh did IT BREAK ME. Stay…is sorrow…soul…swoon…sensations…SO MUCH OF EVERYTHING! This book owned every piece of me. Stay?!? It’s already in my top books for 2017…perhaps my very favorite for this year.

Stay was the fire that burned me…making my heart bleed…and then nursing that wound. I felt as if I were walking on that fire, each word blazing with poignancy, passion, and promise. A destined and devastatingly beautiful love story, Stay hit my heart hard and fast—flames scorching my soul—while my emotions bled like water from a storm.

Tears of emotions flooded me, trickling down like raindrops…fire to water…feel to feel. I FELT every word like a kiss that penetrated every piece of me: body, heart, and soul. This firestorm of feels wouldn’t stop; I didn’t want it to end…ever.

I LOVED Stay. I lived Stay. I breathed Stay. I was bound to Stay. I became Stay. Stay slayed me. Stay sang to my soul. Stay is what I want to do, wrap myself in this magic a little longer…perhaps forever.

★★★★★ ‘but worth 10’ soul-slaying stars


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From NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson comes the next sexy, gripping Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel…

I’m Ash Evans.
The life of the party.
Hot. Rich. Charismatic.
A tattooed rock star with the world at my feet.
I burn through women faster than the strike of a match.

I’ve embraced my lifestyle and live it to the fullest.
Until the day my lifestyle caught up to me.

Willow Langston found me at my lowest.
Facedown in a puddle of my own blood.

I owe her my life and I have three months to repay that debt.
What I never should have done was touch her. Kiss her. Take her to my bed.

Love wasn’t supposed to be a part of the equation.
I gave up that nasty complication a long damned time ago.
Now I want her more than my next breath.
But she doesn’t know what I know.

Do I leave to protect her? Or can I face my demons and ask her to Stay?


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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including Pulled, When We Collide, If Forever Comes, Come to Me Quietly, and Come to Me Softly.

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children.


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