Blog Tour: Hard Justice by Lori Foster Excerpt & Giveaway


Playing it safe has never felt so dangerous…

Justice Wallington knows how to harness his strength and intimidating size—skills he put to good use first in the MMA cage, and now as a bodyguard at the Body Armor agency. But no opponent has ever left him feeling as off balance as his new client, heiress Fallon Wade. Far from a spoiled princess, she’s sweet and intriguingly innocent. It’s a risk-free assignment, until he’s required to fake a relationship with her in order to blend in.

Sheltered from the world after a family tragedy, Fallon longs to experience life—going to bars, dancing, talking to strangers. Not easy with a huge, lethal-looking bodyguard shadowing her every move. Justice seems like her polar opposite, but pretending to be a couple stirs undeniable heat. And when danger strikes again, it’s not just her safety in jeopardy, but a passion that’s real, raw and absolutely against the rules…


It took Fallon a few seconds more to get her feet moving, then she darted to the closet with new excitement. Shoot, even having a bodyguard would be an adventure when the bodyguard looked like him.

She stepped into her flat-heeled shoes, found a cardigan to pull on over her top and chose a scarf to drape around her neck. She didn’t particularly like the outfit, but no way would she make him wait while she went through her wardrobe.

After one last fluff of her brown hair and a quick swipe of gloss over her lips, Fallon squared her shoulders, filled her lungs with a fortifying breath for courage and ventured forth.

The second she stepped out, she heard his deep voice and paused to listen.

“No need to worry. I’ll cover her.”
Her father choked, turned it into a cough, and said with authority, “She is not to be alone. Not for a single second.”
“Promise I’ll stick real close.”
Alarmed, her father corrected, “But not too close.”
“Just close enough, then.”
“No one is to get too cozy with her either.”
“No cozy shenanigans,” he said. “Got it.”
“She’s naive and doesn’t understand that thugs—” here her father paused for effect, his narrowed gaze on the man “—might try to use her to get to her wealth.”
“Yeah? That’s happened before?”

“Well…no.” Her father harrumphed in that familiar way that showed his annoyance. “But it’s a very real concern.”

Author Bio

LORI FOSTER is a New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weeklybestselling author of more than 55 titles, beloved for her contemporary romance novels revolving around alpha males and the women they fall for. Lori has been a recipient of the prestigious RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy, and for Contemporary Romance. For more about Lori, visit her website at, or check out these online locations where she interacts with readers:,, Goodreads and

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My First Booktube Video

I posted my first booktube video. It was scary , exciting and I was so nervous. I did a book tag as I thought it would be the easiest. Check it out:

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Pick n Mix Book Tag

I love a good book tag and Sarah @ The Book Life recently created the Pick n Mix Tag and I just had to do it. You can check out Sarah's video here

1. Fizzy Blue Bottles. They look strange, and they taste strange, but you like them. Name a book or series with a really strange plot that you couldn't help but love.

First question and I don't have an answer. I can't think of any that had a strange plot. I would like to know your answer below.

2. The Metre. It goes on forever. Name the longest book series you have read.

I love a long series and I think the longest I have read was The Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris at 13 books.

3. Chocolate Raisins. No amount of chocolate can hide what's inside. Name a book with a disappointing cover but an interesting story.

This is probably a sin to say but I don't love the covers of the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness even though it is my fave series of all time. The story is definitely better than the cover.

4. Chocolate Mice. They look sweet, but they're secretly vermin. Name a book that surprised you with it's villain. (Be careful not to give spoilers!)

I don't really read a book with a lot of villains in it but some of villains in the Harry Potter series surprised me as a lot of them weren't all villain some fell into a grey area. 

5. Hard Gums. You take a bite, but almost break your teeth. Which book or series was really difficult to get into?

I found it really hard to get into The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern. I don't think I was in the right frame of mind when I first went into it but I would like to give it a try again.

6. Cola Bottles. Some are sweet, some are sour. Name two similar books, one that you loved and one that you didn't like. 

After by Anna Todd and Paper Princess by Erin Watt are quite similar however I really liked After and just felt meh about Paper Princess, I didn't totally dislike it but it just didn't live up to the hype for me.

7. Fried Eggs. Some people love them, some people hate them. Others feel quite indifferent to them. Pick a book that matches how you feel about fried eggs. 

I love a fried egg and a book I love is the Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James and people can be indifferent to this trilogy.

8. Smarties. No matter what you do, they're everywhere. Name a trend or trope you are tired of reading.

Fairy tale retelling or retelling's in general. Please stop!

9. Gummy Bears. Name your favourite fictional creature or animal.

I could go with an obvious one from Harry Potter which of course would be Dobby but one of my recent faves is Grimalkin for the Iron Fey Series by Julie Kawaga.

10. Pick n Mix! So many sweets, so much variety. Name one/some of your favourite diverse books! 

I hate to admit this but I don't read a lot of diverse books and I know it's a big topic this year in literature. I would like some suggestions below please. One I do want to read is The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

If you want to do the Pick N Mix tag I tag you!

#Review The Iron King (The Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kawaga

Today I have a review of The Iron King by Julie Kawaga. This is the first book in the Iron Fey Series, a YA Fantasy. This is an older series that started in 2010 but it is one I am so glad I have started.

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Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil, no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

The Iron King is a book I have had on my TBR since I started blogging back in 2011. Recently I have been reading a lot of new adult/adult romance and I just needed a bit of YA in my life and I especially needed something not of this world. So I decided to pick up The Iron King. The thing about my reading tastes is I don't tend to read fantasy books, one of the only ones I can remember reading is The Winners Curse by Marie Rutkoski which I did enjoy. So I went into The Iron King unsure how I would get on with it.

I am happy to say I really enjoyed The Iron King giving it 3.5*. I think it helped that this book started in the real world and then went into the Nevernever, the world in the series. It helped me feel that this wasn't pure fantasy and I didn't feel confused or out of my depth. Having not read much or felt comfortable reading fantasy this really helped.

I really liked a lot of the characters, there where so many interesting characters to explore. Meghan was our main leading lady and I liked her as a character, I liked seeing her growth though out the story. I also liked that we are learning about the world of Nevernever and its rules along with Meghan. I also liked both Ash and Puck, the love interests. From reading it I can tell this is going to be a love triangle so if that is something you don't like be aware of it. But I definitely feel Meghan knows who she want's I don't think Meghan leads one on more than the other.

The Iron King is based on A Midsummers Night Dreams by Shakesphere, having not read the play I can't tell you how much is based on it but having not read it I didn't feel out of my depth. The "creature" of this series is Fey and if you know me you know I don't really get on with Fey and Mermaids they are creatures that I never really like in books but I loved the Fey in this book and all the other creatures you meet. Especially Grimalkin, a talking cat that really reminded me of the cat from Alice in Wonderland.

The world of the Nevernever was amazing I could picture it so vividly which says a lot about Julie Kawaga's writing. I loved her writing and descriptions of everything really made me feel like I was there.

The Iron King is a fast paced, edge of your seat read and the plot was like a roller coaster you jump on it and keep going. I loved the use of technology in this book, I think talking a bit too much about it would give some things away but all I can say is I definitely get what the author is trying to say and when I have read the series I want to do a spoiler talk about this series.

Overall I really enjoyed The Iron King and can't wait to start the next book.

It seems I had a lot to say about The Iron King. If you managed to read this far, your awesome. Have you read this series? Thoughts? 

Long Road Home Release Day Blitz #Giveaway

Happy Book Birthday to Long Road Home by Marie Meyer. Check out a excerpt and a the giveaway at the end.

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Sometimes getting lost is the only way to find your way home…

I’m grateful for many things—my work, my apartment, my amazing friends.  But after that night years ago, I’m left with an aching weight I can’t escape.  And it’s keeping me from living and loving the way I desperately want.  So when a ruggedly handsome cop pulls me over, I’m shocked by what just the sight of him does to me—stirring up feelings I didn’t think were possible again. 

Cayden Sinclair is undoubtedly one of the good guys.  A former Marine who’s so sexy I can’t seem to keep my hands to myself.  But there are things I’m not ready to share, things that could change everything between us.  Cayden deserves to have the life he’s always wanted—which means walking away from him.  But I don’t know if I’ll ever find the strength to let him go…

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I open the door for Ren, help her down, then fold her seat forward and grab my hiking gear from the back. I’ve got a couple GPS devices, bottles of water, bug spray, power bars, first-aid kit, flashlight, batteries, multipurpose tool, and matches. I went for the smaller backpack knowing we wouldn’t be doing any major hiking today. I’ll go easy on her, I want there to be a second date.

Before shouldering the pack, I unzip it and pull out a can of bug spray. Remembering the subtle wafts of Ren’s tropical perfume and baby powder scent back at her apartment, I toss her the can. “You’re going to need this. Being this close to the river, the area is a breeding ground for mosquitoes.” 

Ren catches the can and pops the lid off. “Thanks.” She sighs and extends her left arm, making several passes. A heavy mist coats her skin and she repeats the process over her other arm, her long, slender legs, neck, and then turns the can and showers her clothes and hair. 
I chuckle at her excessiveness. “Hopefully it’s just the bugs you’re trying to keep away.” 

A sheepish smile tugs at the corner of her bow-shaped mouth. She wrinkles her nose and my heart skips a beat. “I hate to admit this, but I’m terrified of bugs. And…” She hesitates. “I’m not really the outdoorsy type.”

I step closer and wrap my hands around her fingers that are still clinging to the can of Off! like it’s a cross, warding away vampires. “Stay close, I’ll keep you safe,” I say, slowly lifting the can free from her grip. 

She no longer smells of citrus, but like she bathed in DEET. She may repel every six- and eight-legged critter in a hundred-mile radius, but I’m more attracted to her than ever. Off!, bug repellant and aphrodisiac. I know it’s too soon to kiss her, but damn if I don’t want to.

She lets out a breath. “Lucky for me.” 
“Mind if I use this?” I hold up the can between us. 
I don’t take my eyes off her, while I give my arms and legs a quick spray. “Glad you saved me some.” I wink and stuff the 
can back in my bag. 

“Oh, I bet you have another can in there somewhere, Boy Scout.” 
She isn’t wrong, I do have more, but I can’t help but tease her. 
“Boy Scout? Try Marine.” 
“You’re a Marine and a cop?”
“Yes, ma’am.”

 About the Author

Marie Meyer is a teacher who spends her days in the classroom and her nights writing heartfelt romances. She is a proud mommy and enjoys helping her oldest daughter train for the Special Olympics, making up silly stories with her youngest daughter, and bingeing on weeks of DVR'd television with her husband.


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#Review Romans Having Sex Again by Nikki Ashton

Today I have a review of Romans Having Sex again an adult rom com by author Nikki Ashton. Thank you to Bunny Author Services for an e-arc for review. Check out my 3 star review below. 


Summer James has suffered a devastating change to her life, one that could shape her future and to make matters worse she now has a new boss. Not such a major problem, some would think, but that boss is Roman Hepburn. He's rude, grouchy and impatient and has a damn fine ass!

Very quickly her feelings for the dark, brooding, Roman change and it soon becomes evident that some highly charged sexual tension has been bubbling under the surface, and Roman makes it clear that he intends to make Summer his.

Will Roman succeed in getting the girl, and if he does will he succeed in keeping the girl? Or will circumstances and Roman's hilariously strange, but loveable family, send Summer tottering to the hills on her six inch heels?

This is a sexy, fun romance with some laugh out loud moments. Full of quirky characters, broody men and feisty women you won't be disappointed.

5 thought on Romans Having Sex Again

*I enjoyed the setting , it was in the UK and most often contemporary romance books I read are set in the US. I also loved that it was two "normal" people falling in love, not a billionaire or a prince.

*Thoughts on some characters- Roman are main love interest is one of those hot moody guys but is really sweet underneath. He has a past but a realistic one, he's no fifty shades, he is just a normal guy which I loved. Summer our leading lady did annoy me at times she moaned a bit but I did like her in the end. Some side characters I loved was Roman's mum Twinkle, both her and her husband brought so many laugh out loud moments to the story. 

*The characters in this book do have sex but what I loved for a change is you don't get every detail, you get the lead up to the sex, a bit of foreplay then the rest is left up to your imagination. 

*The plot of the story was good, you had the relationship of Summer and Roman, wondering will they or won't they get together. Roman is a business owner and his company is having troubles and there seems to be sabotage which was a good back story to the romance.

*The only bit I really struggled with was the writing at times. Now I received a e-arc so of course there may be a few spelling mistakes but I just felt the structure felt a bit off at times and a bit jumbled up especially the last few chapters, I got a little confused. However I did enjoy the book once I got used to the writing.

Overall Romans Having Sex Again is a quick, fun, flirty rom-com that I did like. I will be checking out more of Nikki Ashton's books.

Have you read Roman's Having Sex Again? Do you think it's something that interests you?