Release Day Launch for FIRST NIGHT by Lauren Blakely

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 About FIRST NIGHT:

An erotic novella from the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lauren Blakely

It was only supposed to be one night…

When the sinfully handsome man walks into her bar in San Francisco, Julia Bell simply wants a break from the troubles that keep chasing her. That escape comes in the form of sexy, confident and commanding Clay Nichols, who captivates her mind AND turns her inside out with pleasure. The attraction is electric and they share one scorchingly hot night together, but they also discover there is more than just off-the-charts chemistry; the connection between them runs deep. Clay never thought he’d return to New York with this woman still on his mind. But he can’t get her out of his system, and he needs more of her…He wants more than just the first night…

*This is a prequel novella to the erotic romance NIGHT AFTER NIGHT.*

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BUY LINKS:

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A Note from Lauren:

“I am so excited to share my first erotic romance series with readers, and I want as many readers as possible to be introduced to the hotness of Clay Nichols!! You will need a spare set of panties, or two or three, if you read this book! That’s why I am offering the full-length novel, NIGHT AFTER NIGHT, for pre-order at the special price of 99 cents. That’s right! You don’t have to wait for a sale. It is for the very short pre-order period only on Amazon and iBooks and for the first day of release on B&N on April 18th. I want to reward loyal readers with the lowest possible price and to give as many people as possible the chance to read. If you have already pre-ordered on Apple iBooks, you will automatically receive it for 99 cents! I will share the links as soon as the pre-order on Amazon goes live. The price will go to 2.99 on release day. NIGHT AFTER NIGHT will be followed by the second full-length novel, AFTER THIS NIGHT, on May 12th. That book is available for pre-order on iBooks for $2.99 and will go to $3.99 on release day. It will also be available for Amazon pre-order in mid-April for the same price.”

Lauren Blakely

About Lauren Blakely:

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In UsPretending He’s MinePlaying With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

Links:

Website: http://www.laurenblakely.com/

Blog: http://laurenblakelybooks.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaurenBlakelyBooks

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LaurenBlakely3

FIRST NIGHT Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19052161-first-night

NIGHT AFTER NIGHT Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19300203-night-after-night

Lauren Blakely Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6860216.Lauren_Blakely

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BOOK REVIEW: Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

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At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter cheating on her with Tori—and she is left trying to decide what to do next.

Sydney becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the daily guitar playing he does out on his balcony. She can feel the harmony and vibrations in his music. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either: He seems to have finally found his muse. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance—and the enchanting music that inspires one young woman to put her life back together.

From the author of the New York Times bestsellers Slammed, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, This Girl, and Losing Hope, Maybe Someday is destined to become another bestseller and long-lasting fan favorite.

Includes a free original soundtrack by musician Griffin Peterson

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5 out of 5 stars but really we’re rating this book 1000 + Stars

Colleen Hoover’s books speaks for itself.  Her books have a way of crawling its way to your heart and staying there.  It gives you the “feels” like no other and leaving you to process your thoughts long after you finished her books.  Maybe Someday, will forever be etched in our memories

The first time I read Maybe Someday, I devoured the book and ended up having the worse case of book hangover.  I then convinced my blogmate, Angy to read it with me.  (I didn’t convince her, I actually pushed the book on her.)  Here’s our review.

We love Ridge!  He is gorgeous, talented, loyal, musically inclined, a well rounded hottie who is also quite the prankster.  He is that book boyfriend who you wished lived in reality.

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And of course, we love Sydney too!  She’s a sweet, trusting soul who has fallen in love with Ridge and Ridge for her.  Music was their common ground.  We love their friendship.  It was great, honest and full of emotions.  Emotions that were written in each song.  Although, we realize they compliment each other so well, Sydney and Ridge’s relationship for us was like a forbidden love.  We were pulling for them.  We cried with Sydney while she waited on the sideline for her maybe someday.  We wanted to reach out and hug Ridge as he struggled with his decisions.

“How can two people who both have such good intentions end up with feelings, derived from all the goodness, that are so incredibly bad?”

Maybe Someday had some twist and turns and it was hard to predict what would come next.  We literally were taking breaks during certain parts of the book because the angst, let us tell you about the angst.  It had our hearts racing, our chest aching.  We may even cried at some parts and got teary eye during some scenes.  This story was so very well written.

This book also has some of the funniest moments ever!  The pranks, oh my gosh, it was the best!  We wondered what ever happened with the duct tape fish.  (LOL)   We also enjoyed the way the characters communicate with one another.  There was a certain scene with Ridge and a pen.  All we can say is he can write on us anywhere any day.

The secondary characters are great!  There’s not one character that we didn’t like least, we even like Bridgette.  Warren, for us was the ultimate guy best friend.  He is so loyal to Ridge.  Bridgette was a… well, you’ll get to know her but she’s great.  And Maggie… she is a wise, strong individual who lives an independent life and we really admired her for just being her.  Brennan, who is Ridge’s little brother, we love the brotherhood that they share.  We kind of want Colleen to write Brennan’s story.  We’d like to get to know him better.

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Another thing that got us swooning over this book besides the characters IS the music.  It is 100% original, the lyrics, the melodies.  It was the perfect blend to this beautiful story.  The collaboration between Colleen and Griffin is pure genius.  We love Griffin Peterson!  He has an amazing voice.  We find him quite the charmer that we deemed him to be our Ridge.   (Angy would like to add that Blia got to meet him and Colleen in person in Portland, OR and said that they were pretty awesome people!)

We didn’t want this book to end at all but all things must end and Colleen did promise that this book will have a happily ever after in which it did.  Ridge Lawson will be added to our top list of book boyfriends.  He is something special to us.  We recommend everyone to read this book.  Colleen Hoover is a favorite author of ours and we look forward all her future books.