GIVEAWAY for The Long Road to Serenity – Also Excerpt and Teasers!



For: THE LONG ROAD TO SERENITY by Author M. L. Garcia.

(Giveaway begins: April 11th and ends: April 20th)





“A journey through life, loss & love.”

Young Astraea Salvo and Gabriel Varon discover a new friendship after separate tragedies change their lives. Together, they develop an affinity that quickly grows into an incredible bond despite the challenges of distance and the turbulence of adolescence. Unfortunately, nothing could prepare them for what was yet to come.

With war comes invisible wounds which are the toughest to heal. After combat in the Middle East, Gabriel must face his most difficult battle within himself.

With life comes love which is the hardest to keep. Astraea must overcome an intense loss and the growing distance between her and Gabriel as their lives pull them in different directions.

As adults, the two struggle to accept that their once unshakable friendship may never be the same again. But their genuine feelings continue to remind them that their bond will never completely be broken. In life, hearts don’t always win and the past isn’t always easy to escape. Will the unrelenting ties that bind them be able to defy the odds?

After all, anything worth fighting for never comes easy but will always be worth it in the end.


**Mature Content Warning** Contains some mature situations and sexual content.
Recommended for readers ages 18+**








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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review for: MEMPHIS by Ginger Scott.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Memphis’ by Ginger Scott.


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Author: Ginger Scott
Series: N/A
Publishing date: February 23rd, 2018
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The Synopsis:

My mom always said it was just something about the way he moved.

The same swagger Archie Valentine wore in the ring when he took his opponents down followed him like a halo everywhere he went. But make no mistake about it—he was no angel. He was like a drug. My mother was his addict.

I never understood it…how love could make you blind and convince you to drink the poison. Not until I met Memphis Delaney.

At first, it was the familiar form. He’s a fighter, built like a god from the past, the kind of man the universe doesn’t make anymore. His eyes hide a story, and every time I’m in his presence I want to keep reading him until I get to the end. And then…there’s the way he moves. His boxing is violent but beautiful, and his body is a seductive weapon. When he’s in the ring, he wears the stare of a man committed to the battle until his very last breath.

He could end me; turn me into her. Too much of him will leave me as a shadow, and I’ve lost so much of myself already.

But I have discipline. It came the hard way. Lessons learned, scars left behind, and trust stripped away from life.

I will breathe his air, but I won’t fall for a man like him. The only boxer who’s ever going to break my heart is the one who gave me my name.



My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘MEMPHIS’ by Ginger Scott:

“Memphis” is an exciting new book by the amazing author Ginger Scott. In this story, there’s definitely so much more to a name. This is more than just a boxing story, it’s a story about life and learning to find hope in the midst of everything meant to tear you down. “Memphis” is written from the two P.O.V.’s (point of views) from Olivia “Liv” Valentine and Memphis.

In the boxing world, the name Valentine inspired many, intimidated other boxers but there was one person who knew the truth behind the name. She never admired the name or the people associated with it, her parents. Especially since everything the outside world knew about the Valentine’s was all make believe. For Liv Valentine, her childhood was lonely and her parents were dysfunctional in their own ways.

Olivia “Liv” Valentine has a mother who roped in Liv’s father when he had a rising and incredible boxing career. The loving and protective father he conveyed toward outsiders was not how Liv remembered it. When she’s forced to return home to the place she fled as soon as she was old enough to do so, she must face her past, the truth of her present, and a questionable future. But what she did not expect was Memphis.

An up-and-coming boxer who simply goes by the name of Memphis, trains at Archie Valentine’s gym under the watchful eye of Liv’s Uncle Leo. He seems to have the heart and drive to go far. Liv’s mom and uncle can both see it and are waiting to cash in on it. But Liv slowly begins to see that there’s more to the man with the heart for boxing. After being burned in her last relationship and knowing the history between her parents, she tries hard to stay away from Memphis.

Can Liv stay away from Memphis or is she destined to follow the destructive footsteps of her cold mother and her ex-boxer father? How will Liv deal with the painful truths about how ruthless her family truly may be? Will Memphis ever find out more about his past? This novel is an incredible story about endurance, overcoming difficult challenges and finding hope when everything around you is fighting hard to destroy it for you. Liv and Memphis have so much that could tear them apart but once you learn about their characters, you can’t help but root for them till the final bell rings. I highly recommend this impressive story simply titled “Memphis.” Grab your copy today! ❤




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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review: FINAL FIGHT by J.B. Salsbury.

ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘The Final Fight’ (Fighting Series -Book #7) by J. B. Salsbury.


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Author: J. B. Salsbury
Novel Series: Fighting Series – Book #7
Published date: October 23rd, 2017
(Review based on ARC copy – early review)


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The Synopsis for ‘The Final Fight’:

When life brings you the perfect person at the worst possible time…

On a weekend visit to Las Vegas to visit his brother, Marine Braeden Daniels meets a woman who challenges him in ways he can’t deny. The best part is she wants what he wants.

No strings. No feelings. Just fun.

AJ is a Las Vegas performer who is finally living her dream. Growing up poor, she’s determined to succeed at any cost. No one will stand in her way—not even a hot Marine who breezes into her life all confidence and a cocky smile.

A few stolen weekends and neither can deny the feelings quickly growing between them. But the obstacles that keep them apart become more devastating when the Marine Corps calls Braeden away for a six-month deployment.

It’s only six months.

What could possibly happen?


My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘The Final Fight’ (Fighting Series – Book #7):

***WARNING: Possible SPOILERS if you haven’t read the previous Novels of the Fighting Series.***

This is my review for the final installment of the Fighting Series titled “Final Fight” by the amazing author J. B. Salsbury. This entire series is a fascinating blend of emotional depth, complex and inspiring characters, enticing and captivating story-lines. This series ends nicely and continues to be one of my absolute favorite series’ even though it’s finally met its bittersweet conclusion! “Final Fight” is written in the two main character’s P.O.V.’s(point of views) from Adeline “A.J.” Pines and Braeden “Brae” Daniels.

Adeline “A.J.” Pines has big dreams of becoming an entertainer in Las Vegas and living a lavish life. For now, she must settle for a smaller role in a show and bar-tending part-time. Dating is the last thing on her mind and it remained true until handsome Marine Braeden walks into her life. She also did not expect finding out that there’s more to her usually cold and aloof rich boss Mr. Andre Monroe.

Braeden Matthew Daniels is the younger brother of UFL fighter Blake “The Snake” Daniels who lives in Las Vegas. When Brae visits his brother, he finds himself killing a little free time at a local casino where he first meets A.J. Yes, she’s beautiful and there’s an alluring quality to her but Brae has always kept things simple; no strings and just have a good time. As a Marine, he never felt the need to try to have a relationship since it would always come second to his duty. He never expected that a fun weekend could possibly blossom into something more, despite the challenges of distance and duty.

The Final Fight is such a gripping and mind blowing story that just hooks you and holds you from start to finish. The emotions that these characters stir because of their growing feelings toward each other and the hurdles and heartbreaks they have to overcome, it’s riveting. Will A.J. and Brae be able to keep their relationship simple? How will they deal with being six-months apart? And how will Mr. Andre Monroe, A.J.’s rich boss, factor into her life that seems to be growing more complicated as the months pass? I highly recommend “Final Fight” and the entire Fighting Series because the story-line is emotionally enthralling and the characters never all flat and stay interesting. The entire series delivers this same depth. It’s bittersweet that this is the final novel of the Fighting Series but all great things must eventually come to an end. Check this one out for sure! ❤

‘The Final Fight’ is the 7th and final novel of the ‘Fighting Series’. What else is in the series:

FIGHTING FOR FLIGHT – Book #1 of the ‘Fighting Series’ – Follows Raven and MMA Professional Fighter Jonah “The Assassin” Slade’s story (Released On: February 25th, 2013)

FIGHTING TO FORGIVE – Book #2 of the ‘Fighting Series’ – Follows Blake Daniels, Jonah “The Assassin” Slade’s Best Friend and fellow professional fighter and Layla (Released On: November 19th, 2013)

FIGHTING TO FORGET – Book #3 of the ‘Fighting Series’ –  Follows Rex Carter, Jonah “The Assassin” Slade’s Friend and fellow fighter who loves piercings and tattoos (Release on: 2014)

FIGHTING THE FALL – Book #4 of the ‘Fighting Series’ –  Follows Raven’s best friend who’s – Eve Dawson and the new CEO of the UFL and former fighter Cameron Kyle (Released On: November 4, 2014) – *ARC Review Posted Above!*

A FATHER’S FIGHT – Book #5 of the ‘Fighting Series’ –  Follows the characters from “Fighting To Forgive”, Blake Daniels and Layla’s story with her pregnancy and a possible stalker from the past threatening their happiness (Released On: January 26th, 2015) – *ARC Review Posted Above!*

FIGHTING FATE – Book #6 of the ‘Fighting Series’ –  Follows Layla and Blake’s daughter AxelleDaniels and her best friend/classmate Killian McCreery who has dreams of becoming a UFL fighter. (Expected release date: May 3rd, 2016) – *Cover Reveal*


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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review: EL SANTO by M. ROBINSON.

Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘El Santo’ (Saint-Sinner Series – Book #1) by M. Robinson.


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Author: M. Robinson
Series: Saint-Sinner Series – Book #1
Publishing date: November 16th, 2017
(Review based on ARC-reading a copy of this novel)


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The Synopsis for ‘El Santo’ :

I didn’t know darkness and evil lurked inside me until I had to murder in order to survive. Forced to become my own worst enemy. With so much blood on my hands, I was surprised I could still see my own skin.
I killed.
I tortured.
I loved…
I played God while I was rotting in Hell. Thriving on control and power was the only way I knew how to live. There were no other options.
If you weren’t my friend, you were my foe.
If you weren’t with me, you were against me.
Traitors, as I called them. There were no imaginary lines. I’d crossed them all. No boundaries. No second chances. No redemption.
Not for me.
For them.
For anyone.
Only for her…
She loved me. Always convinced I was a saint, never believing I was just another sinner.
A fucking monster.

Until it was too late.

Except, I didn’t choose this life. It. Chose. Me.

My ‘Blogging Reader’s Review’ after reading ‘EL SANTO’:

“El Santo” is the latest novel by the talented author M. Robinson. The first novel I read from this author was El Diablo and that was a mind-blowing read! It was perfection! This novel falls into the same realm and intensity as that one. This novel is definitely a dark romance with a great dose of suspense. The fascinating and emotional roller-coaster these characters must struggle through and live with is both entrancing and riveting. This is definitely a page turner! Once you start, you just can’t stop. Amira and Damien’s story is just beginning and left me with an ache in my heart for both characters while still holding onto a glimmer of hope. It’s all the intensity that a great novel should deliver and then some. El Santo is written from the two main character’s P.O.V.’s(point of views) of Damien Montero and Amira.

Damien was raised by his father, who was a close follower of a Cuban dictator by the name of Emilio Salazar. Damien admired and strived to follow in Emilio’s footsteps. When he comes face-to-face with the truth, about how his father and Emilio truly lived, he was also faced with a soul changing moment that would completely shape his life. One day would change everything he believed and knew and he’d end up needing to protect someone he was supposed to have completely destroyed.

Amira was a young child, clenching to her doll Yuly, as she witnessed the most tragic and horrifying losses in her young life. That night changed the course of her life when an unexpected person gives her the much needed safety and security she needed. Feeling so alone, she’s left at the mercy of strangers and a person she would’ve never thought would become more to her than she could’ve ever imagined.

As the story progresses, we witness the growth of Amira and her growing connection to her protectors, the only family she has in life now. All the while, Damian continuous to work for the brutal dictator Emilio Salazar while becoming a lethal killer. He’s lived two separate lives, keeping them both safely apart for as long as he possibly could. It worked, until they both began to bleed into one another despite his efforts to stop it.

Sometimes, the one thing you want and need to most in life, you have to let it go to keep it safe from destruction. “El Santo” is a truly heartpounding and emotionally charged story about Amira and Damien and their struggles with survival, taking risks, a bond that becomes hard to ignore and doing everything they can to not give into what hearts desire most. I highly recommend “El Santo” to those who love a riveting story filled with dark romance, action and for readers who don’t mind a little intensity and a complex story-line. Reader Warning: There is some violence and sexual content. Heads up, it does end on a slight cliff-hanger BUT book 2 will be so worth the short wait, which is titled “El Pecador” and will conclude Damien and Amira’s story. It will be out in early-January 2018! Read this one! It’s absolutely worth it! If you’ve read “El Diablo”, this one gives the same style of explosively awesome raw depth. Get your copy today! ❤




How I imagined Damien Montero “El Santo” and Amira while reading ‘EL SANTO’:






Damien’s thoughts: My story is going to make you fucking hate me as much as she does, but I want you to. I’m no looking for redemption. I’m not looking for your forgiveness. I don’t deserve it like I don’t deserve hers.

Damien’s thoughts: I felt the demons that would eternally haunt me. Torment me until the day I died, until I took my last breath. I didn’t walk through the valley of the shadow of death that night…
I would now fucking live there.

Amira’s thoughts:  It was then that another reality came crashing down on me.
I. Was. Wrong.
So very wrong…
The monster hadn’t left, he was standing right in front of me. Pulling the trigger.
Ending it all…

Amari’s thoughts:  I believed him when he said I was safe in his care, which was why I didn’t want him to go. I didn’t want to be a scared little girl, taking on this new world alone.
In a way, he was all I had left.

Damien to Amira: “I’m sorry, Muñeca. For the past, for now, for the future… for everything.”

Amira to Damien: “You don’t want me to be happy. All you want is for me to burn in the darkness with you. Well, I can’t do that anymore.”

Damien to his father:  “I protect what’s fucking mine. Nothing is going to happen to her and if someone – anyone – so much as tries, I won’t hesitate to pull the fucking trigger.”

Damien to Rosario:  “One day soon, I won’t be the man who saved her. I’ll just be another fucking monster that haunts her dreams.”

Amira’s thoughts:  He was the beginning to my end or maybe it was the end to my beginning.
It didn’t matter because he was my home too.
He would always be home to me.

Damien’s thoughts:  I’ve told you from the beginning of my story that I was nothing but a fucking monster. At least now, you can’t call me a liar….

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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review: Sick Fux by Tillie Cole.

Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘SICK FUX’ by Tillie Cole.


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Author: Tillie Cole
Series:  N/A
Release Date: Oct. 9th, 2017 – (Review based on ARC early copy)


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Synopsis for ‘SICK FUX’:

When Ellis Earnshaw and Heathan James met as children, they couldn’t have been more different. Ellis was loud and beautiful – all blond hair, bright laughs and smiles. Heathan was dark and brooding, and obsessed with watching things die.
The pair forged an unlikely friendship, unique and strange. Until they were ripped apart by the sick cruelty of others, separated for years, both locked in a perpetual hell.
Eleven years later, Heathan is back for his girl. Back from a place from which he thought there was no return. Back to seek revenge on those who wronged them.
Time has made Heathan’s soul darker, polluted with hatred and the thirst for blood.
Time has made Ellis a shell of her former self, a little girl lost in the vastness of her pain.
As Heathan pulls Ellis out of her mental prison, reviving the essence of who she once was, down the rabbit hole they will go.
With malice in their hearts and vengeance in their veins, they will seek out the ones who hurt and destroyed them.
One at a time.
Each one more deadly than the last.
Tick Tock.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and very mature topics. Recommended for ages 18 and over.

My ‘Blogging Readers ARC-Review’ after reading ‘SICK FUX’:

Ellis Earnshaw is a beautiful young blonde haired girl who adores the story her mother introduced her to: Alice in Wonderland. Her childhood best friend Eddie lives next door but that changes quickly when she meets Heathen, the broody boy who wears all black and likes to kill insects. From there they form an unusual friendship that overshadows everyone else in their lives. Ellis, her father, his six business partners who Ellis calls her uncles and her nanny Mrs. Jenkins, all reside at the Earnshaw Estate. She has no idea that the house she calls her home carries many horrible secrets.

Heathen James is sent to live with his father who is the groundskeeper at the Earnshaw Estate. Despite his eerie obsession with watching things die, he instantly captures the attention of sweet and friendly Ellis. He experienced what most would call a traumatic event as a young child but all it did was help mold the darkness within him. He’s never had anyone show interest in him until Ellis but he has no idea that something darker exists within the Earnshaw Estate.

Heathen becomes obsessed with Ellis just as much as Ellis grows to adore Heathen. Their lives and close friendship would be sent down a dark rabbit hole in the most twisted, dark and disturbing way. Innocence would be tarnished and darkness would be inescapable. Will they find their way back to each other or will the twists and turns of their lives keep them apart? Will justice be served?

“Sick Fux” is an extremely dark, gritty and heartbreaking journey that Ellis and Heathen must face. *Reader Warning: This is not for the faint of heart and it touches on very heavy and taboo topics. I highly recommend this if you don’t mind a very dark romance that isn’t your usual type of romance story. Hearts don’t always just beat, they sometimes bleed for the ones they love. Amazingly heartbreaking and unique story. Worth checking out if you can handle it! ❤



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A Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review: Battle Scars by Jane Harvey-Berrick.

Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘BATTLE SCARS’ by Jane Harvey-Berrick.


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Author: Jane Harvey-Berrick
Series:  N/A
Release Date: Oct. 1st, 2017 – (Review based on ARC early copy)


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Synopsis for ‘BATTLE SCARS’:

From the dusty plains of Afghanistan to the sleek corridors of the New York Times, journalist MJ Buckman seeks the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. What she doesn’t expect to find is a man who’s her complete opposite … and fits her perfectly.

Marine Sergeant Jackson Connor knows that relationships don’t work for men in the military. He’s living proof of that. But when a steely-eyed temptress in a flak jacket, who carries her moral cause in front of her, crosses his path, he’s furious, curious, and all kinds of in-lust.

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A grown-up love story about two people who aren’t looking for love, but realize how precious it is when they find it. They don’t play games and there are no stupid misunderstandings, just life standing in their way.

Can they compromise? And what does that look like in a modern relationship between two driven people?

Assignment Vs deployment.

They’re always traveling in different directions. What relationship can survive that?


My ‘Blogging Readers ARC-Review’ after reading ‘BATTLE SCARS’:

“Battle Scars” is the latest novel from the amazingly-talented author Jane Harvey-Berrick. This Contemporary Military Romance novel touches on deeper topics regarding war and a love that grows unexpectedly. This author never disappoints when it comes to building great characters that form believable bonds while dealing with life changing events. Battle Scars is written from the main characters’ P.O.V.’s(point of view), M.J. Buckman and Jackson Connor.

Journalist M.J. Buckman is a driven and talented journalist for a well-known news network. She has big dreams of one day getting a promotion for a permanent position as a foreign correspondent. When she finds herself in a hostile situation in Afghanistan, she finds herself thankful yet furious at a Marine who lets her know how he really feels about her being there. Unexpectedly, an open-ended invitation may just send her life toward a cross roads that she’s never had the chance to experience before.

Marine Sergeant Jackson Connor is a ruggedly, strong and devoted man who proudly serves his country. The safety of his fellow Marines and completing their missions are always his main concerns. When he’s sent on a rescue mission, he can’t help but feel frustrated at the situation and the person needing to be rescued. But what surprises him the most is this attraction he feels toward this journalist.

Battle Scars delivers an enthralling and riveting story-line about two career driven people who can’t ignore their growing connection. Even so, they have the challenges of distance due to their careers while dealing with the ups and downs that life brings. M.J. and Jack have never really felt the need to put a relationship before their work but begin to find it hard to continue feeling this way when it comes to one another. I recommend this wonderful and beautiful love story for those looking for a lovely read that isn’t too dark or heavy. This one is definitely worth checking out. ❤



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