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Wednesday, May 3, 2023

11th Annual Mental Health Awareness Month Book Fundraiser benefiting the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention



  ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ’š Welcome the 11th Annual Mental Health Awareness Month Book Fundraiser benefiting the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ’š 


Here is how you can help raise money and awareness for mental health: 

 ๐Ÿ“— Purchase a book from the amazing books listed below! We hope you will #1click4charity a number of these amazing books! The portion of sales is from ANY platform: digital, print, and audio. 

 ๐Ÿ“—If you have read one of the wonderful stories included, gift a copy to a friend who might love it! 

 ๐Ÿ“— Share the image below or any of the custom photos the participating authors share on social media to raise awareness and to show your support. 

 ๐Ÿ“— In this digital age, COMMENTS are currency so as you see these images PLEASE Comment 

 ๐Ÿ“— Make a tax-deductible donation directly to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Thank you in advance for your support as we work to bring mental illness out of the darkness. 





๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ’š Participating Books ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ’š

Author

Book

AL Jackson

Promise Me Always

Alice Archer

Everyday History

Alison G Bailey

Present Perfect

Aly Stiles

Night Shifts Black (Hold Me, 1)

Tracing Holland (Hold Me, 2)

Viper (Hold Me, 3)

Limelight (Hold Me, 4)

An NSB Wedding (Hold Me, 5)

Hold Me Boxset (Books 1-5)

Rising West (Save Me, 1)

Falling North (Save Me, 2)

Breaking South (Save Me, 3)

Crashing East (Save Me, 4)

Guarding Shadows (Save Me, 5)

Chasing Riptides (Save Me, 6)

Young Love

Haunted Melody: A Ghost Story

Gifted (The Gifted Trilogy, Vol 1)

Cursed (The Gifted Trilogy, Vol 2)

Sรถren (The Gifted Trilogy, Vol 3)

Amy Lane

The Muscle

Carly Phillips

Destiny

Daniel Jon Kostalnick, MD

Trip, Stumble, and Rise

J.R. Gray

Love Equations Series

The Friendship Equation

The Animosity Equation

The Forbidden Equation

Ginger Scott

Harper Boys Duet

Wild Reckless

Wicked Reckless

Harper Sloan

The Long Way Home

Helena Hunting

Little Lies

Bitter Sweet Heart

Jennifer Probst

Twist of Fate Series

Meant to B

So It Goes

Save the Best for Last

Laurelin Paige

Brutal Billionaire

Leylah Attar

53 Letters for My Lover

The Paper Swan

Mists of The Serengeti

Moti on the Water

The Night Blossoms

Lawrence Sprung, CFP®

Financial Planning Made Personal

Melanie Harlow

Tease

Melanie Moreland

Bentley (Vested Interest Book 1)

Natasha Madison

Made for You

Nicole Edwards

Primal Instincts Volume 1 - 9

P Rayne

Beautifully Scarred

Sawyer Bennett

Baden

Sierra Simone

Saint


Keith Milano Memorial Fund

140 Adams Ave, Suite B-12 Hauppauge, NY 11788


Watch to learn more about the Milano Sprung Family’s mission


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 Fund Information: The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating and deadly disease that is mental illness. Keith’s spirit and laughter are kept alive through our efforts to increase awareness about mental illness and to raise money for education and imperative research. Keith often struggled with society’s perception of mental illness. Our hope is that by having the strength to say that Keith was “Bipolar” we can strip away the stigma and help others to be more open about their disease. 

Watch to learn more about the Milano Sprung Family’s mission The Keith Milano Memorial Fund benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). At the end of the event, participating authors pay AFSP directly.

AFSP is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide. AFSP is a fully accredited 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in the state of Delaware with primary offices in New York City. Federal tax ID # is 13-3393329.

RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW: Makes the Heart Grow Fouler by Carrie Aarons

 NEW AGE GAP, SINGLE FATHER ROMANCE 



Looking for a grumpy/sunshine, forced proximity, rockstar romance? Say no more! Carrie Aarons' just released Makes the Heart Grow Fouler, and it's just as steamy as it is angsty! A famous country singer is giving the first interview in his twenty year plus career to a much younger journalist and makes her move into his compound to observe him because he refuses to sit down and talk to her.





Never meet your hero, because they’ll probably turn out to be a villain.

That thought didn’t even cross my mind when the magazine I work for assigned me to do a feature article on Dane, the greatest country singer of our generation. You know, the kind of celebrity who doesn’t require a last name because they’re that prolific.

Along with being one of my favorite artists, the notoriously private man has never given an interview in his twenty-year career, so this piece could make mine. Unfortunately, from the minute I step foot on his massive Texas compound, Dane is determined to break it.

Between his icy stares, lewd gestures, and mocking comments, the one week time table to ask him my questions comes and goes with zero answers. But for some reason, he won’t pull out of the article. And when he insists I move into his guest house in order to observe him, since he refuses to sit down one-on-one, I have no choice but to suck it up for my job.

After the year I’ve had, and the outside world I no longer want any part of, the seclusion is almost welcome. That is, if it didn’t include a sexy recluse who seems hellbent on messing with me. Working with someone I despise wouldn’t be so hard if it meant going home at the end of the day.

From his checkered past, to the rumors about his love life, to the fact that he vanished from the music scene five years ago, to the teenage daughter he’s raised as a single father her entire life … there is so much to unpack in order to learn the truth about the man buried beneath the ink covering his skin.

But the real danger comes when Dane drops the curtain completely, allowing me to see every side of him. Because it makes me want to show him every damaged part of myself.

Except two such opposite, but equally broken, people can never find a happily ever after. Especially since a villain has no heart. So what do I do when the fallen hero I can’t have wants to give me his?


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My Review

I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review. 

The author teased us with Dane in her book "Say You Love Me Again" and I was definitely intrigued, so I am glad that we are getting his story. 

Dane may be very famous musician, but he is also somewhat of a recluse. He just wants to make music and raise his daughter in peace. So when Margot, a reporter, shows up to interview him, she throws wrench in that. And even though he has consented to giving the interview, Dane makes it extremely difficult for her. 

I'm pretty sure if you looked up the definition of grumpy, there would be a picture of Dane. Early in the book I found myself thinking that maybe he was a bit too cranky, but Margot handled him quite well. It may have taken her a bit to get used to his crankiness, but once she did, she knew exactly how to get him to talk.

I really enjoyed this book. I love me a cranky, somewhat damaged rockstar who gets taken down at the knees by someone he doesn't expect. Dane has a heart of gold and while he doesn't openly show that, those closet to him know and Margot is determined to have her story on him show that . 

This book tackles some heavy subjects (TW: post parted depression and extreme grief from a death of a loved one), but the author handles them beautifully. It is also super sexy and ai enjoyed every word!




About the Author

Author of romance novels such as Fool Me Twice and Love at First Fight, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the love stories of her imagination, and the athleisure dress code, much better.

When she isn't writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, two children and ninety-pound rescue pup.





Saturday, April 15, 2023

RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW: The Coldest Winter by Brittainy Cherry







The Coldest Winter by Brittainy Cherry is now live!


I didn’t know he was forbidden until after our one night stand…

I met Milo Corti during his self-destructive era, and he met me at the beginning of mine. That night when we crossed paths at a college party, we only had one goal: to feel good during our hell storms.

After we parted ways, I’d planned never to see him again. That was until I showed up for my first day as a student-teacher and found him sitting right there before me. Now I was forced to cross paths with the person meant to be nothing more than a fading memory.

The more time we spent together, the more drawn I felt toward him. When his world shifted for the worst, I couldn’t help but to lean in closer.

I’d always done the right thing. For the first time ever, I wanted to do something very wrong. I wanted to fall in love with the one person who was off-limits.

The problem with falling for something forbidden? Once you began to descend, you were destined to crash and burn.


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My Review

I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review. 

Milo. Milo. Milo. This book started off with a bang (heh) and I loved everything about it. Starlet is always one to follow to rules, but after she catches her boyfriend cheating on her, on her birthday, she throws caution to the wind and has a one night stand. 

Milo and Starlet each have their own issues to deal with throughout the book, but they find that having the other person in their lives only makes things easier. They understand each other on a level that they have never experienced and frankly, it was a beautiful thing. Sure, there are plenty of sexy times, but it was the emotional part of their relationship that was the most important. 

Listen y'all. The author did not have to give us the gift that is Milo Corti, but I am so glad she did. She never fails to make me feel all the feelings when I'm reading her books. She writes these imperfect characters that I can't help but fall in love with as I'm reading.

CW: substance abuse, death of loved ones (in the past), grief, loss of eyesight






Amazon #1 Bestselling author, Brittainy Cherry, has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. She loves to take part in writing screenplays, acting, and dancing—poorly of course. Coffee, chai tea, and wine are three things that she thinks every person should partake in! Brittainy lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When she's not running a million errands and crafting stories, she's probably playing with her adorable pets.



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Friday, March 17, 2023

RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW: Right Man, Right Time (The Vancouver Agitators #3) by Meghan Quinn



This whole fake dating thing might actually be good. We could use each other when needed without the pressure of having to…you know…be all couple-y.

RIGHT MAN, RIGHT TIME, a brand-new standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn, is Now Available in all formats!

✓ Fake Dating
✓ Age-Gap
✓ Broken Hero
✓ Fearless Heroine
✓ Jacob’s Ladder
✓ Sports Romance

Dive in to this all new, fake dating, standalone sports romance featuring the hockey men you can’t get enough of and love! You won’t want to miss Silas’s love story! This steamy, age-gap romantic comedy will bring all the laughs while making your cheeks blush at the same time. One-click your copy of this sexy, laugh-out-loud romance today!




From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn, comes a new fake dating, standalone sports romance featuring the hockey men you can’t get enough of and love. This steamy, age-gap romantic comedy will bring all the laughs while making your cheeks blush at the same time.

Running into your ex is never ideal.
Running into your ex who is now dating your nemesis is a literal nightmare.

That’s how I found myself in a sheer panic, reaching for the closest guy at the bar and kissing him. And to my delight he was easily the most attractive man I’ve ever seen.

The only problem is, when I tried to walk away after thanking him for his help, he stopped me with three life-changing words . . .“You owe me.”

That’s how I found myself, a college girl, in a fake relationship with a professional hockey player ten years older than me.

At first it was easy.
He helped me with my internship.
I helped keep his ex away from him.
We were becoming fast friends.

It wasn’t until he started staying the night at my dorm did the rules of our arrangement become complicated.

Now my feelings are involved and even though I kissed the right man at the right time, I’m worried he’s just waiting for the clock to run out.







My Review

I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review. 

Silas Taters...you sexy mf'er. I just cannot with this man. He really brigs the spice in this book. It takes a little bit to get there, but when it does....WHEW BOY!!

I enjoy the fake girlfriend/boyfriend trope because you almost always know HOW it is going to end, but it's everything that happens up to that point that really makes the story. Meghan did not disappoint with this one. Yes, I found Ollie to be a bit frustrating at times, but she's also a 21 year old college student, so I gave her a little grace. 

I just adore the Agitator guys and any time we can get those guys together for some shenanigans, I am all for it!





USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

RELEASE BLITZ & 4 STAR REVIEW: Love...It's Complicated by Jeannine Colette



๐Ÿ’™NEW RELEASE๐Ÿ’™

LOVE…IT’S COMPLICATED by Jeannine Colette is NOW AVAILABLE!!


What to expect:
๐Ÿ’Wedding Designer Heroine
๐Ÿš“Handsome Officer Hero
๐Ÿ’žLife After Divorce Romance
๐ŸกSmall Town Romance
๐Ÿ˜‚Witty Banter and Good Pacing
๐Ÿ”ฅSteamy Love Scenes
๐ŸŒ€Angsty Plot Twist




Anyone who says love isn’t complicated is a dirty liar. Ask me how I know…

I used to be a normal wife and mother with a perfectly happy life. Now I’m a divorced single mom who spent a night in jail after breaking into the hair salon my ex’s mistress owns.

What can I say? Not my proudest moment.

The only bright spot in that fiasco was the police officer who offered me a sexy, broad shoulder to cry on. William Bronson was a knight in shining armor. A romance novel hero in the flesh.

Then I showed up for work the next day and realized I’d be in charge of planning his fairy tale wedding…to someone else.

And that was just the start of my troubles—romantically and legally (don’t ask).

Now, I need to learn how to navigate my new reality and start building my own happily ever after. I have no idea if it will all end in love…or heartache. All I know for sure is that it’ll be complicated.








My Review

I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review. 

Melissa is a bit of a hot mess. She has shared custody of her kids and is part owner of a successful business, but her personal life is not great. Melissa is recently divorced and trying to get her life back on track. Her ex has moved on and it's time for her to move on as well. She meets William in one of the more interesting meet cutes I've read in a while. I knew from the start that I would enjoy this book and I was not disappointed. 

For me, this book was all about William. At the beginning of the book his personal life is a bit of a mess too, but from the moment he meets Melissa, it's obvious there is an an attraction and connection. William was sweet, considerate, sexy and a VERY patient man. Being in a relationship with Melissa wasn't easy, but he was willing to do what he needed to do to make it work. 






ABOUT JEANNINE COLETTE


Jeannine Colette combines humor and angst in her sexy, stand-alone romance novels. Her stories feature dynamic heroines, and swoon-worthy heroes, who have to abandon their reality in order to discover themselves . . . and love along the way.

A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She left the television industry to focus on her children and pursue a full-time writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the three tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.

Jeannine and her family are active supporters of The March of Dimes and Strivright The Auditory-Oral School of New York.