September 19, 2017

This is Beautiful by Kennedy Fox • RELEASE & REVIEW BLITZ

Title: Checkmate: This is Beautiful
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Logan & Kayla, #2)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Designer & Photographer: Sara EirewGenre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Second-Chance Romance
Release Date: September 19, 2017

The anticipated conclusion of the Logan & Kayla saga in the Checkmate Duet Series from duo of romance authors under the USA Today bestselling author pseudonym, Kennedy Fox!
This second-chance romance will have you gasping and cheering this two on from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the final game?
Kayla Sinclair is a saint and real life Angel.
She wears her heart on her sleeve and inspires me to be a better person.
Rescuing dogs, feeding the homeless, volunteering at the local food pantry are just a few of the ways she gives back to others, although no one has ever been there for her.
Falling for her was inevitable, losing her will destroy me.
Letting someone in didn’t come easy, but she made me want to try for the first time in years.
Her bubbling personality and kind spirit make it impossible to forget a girl like her.
But when tragedy strikes and she loses all memory that our relationship ever existed, my worst nightmare comes to life.
I’ll do anything to remind her of the love we shared. I know it’ll be an uphill battle, but I won’t walk away without a fight. Whoever said all is fair in love and war never played by my rules.
Checkmate, Angel.
*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*
**This is book w in the Logan & Kayla Saga–a second-chance romance. Must read This is Dangerous first. However, you don’t need to read any of the other Checkmate duet series to enjoy this one, but it’s recommended as they are both introduced in the earlier books.**

Review by: Tatia 

This is Beautiful is the conclusion to Kayla and Logan's story which we started in This is Dangerous. We start off basically right where we ended which is always nice. Kayla fell and hit her head, she's in the hospital and wakes up. Gasp!! You'll have to read it to find out what happens next.
Kayla's always been strong and independent, but we see more of that in this second half. In some ways she's just as if not more independent and risk taking, but it other ways, she's having to rely on Logan for so much and trust him. She's battling feelings that she doesn't know if they're real or not. Logan is being as strong as he can given the circumstances. He's trying and sometimes that's all you can do.
I've loved these duets since they first started. With the first one usually ending on a cliffhanger, it always leaves me anxious for the second half of the story. This was no different for this couple. I loved This is Dangerous but found This is Beautiful to be a bit repetitive in parts. I understood why given the events, but was hoping for the awakening moment a bit sooner and to have more of "after". I still enjoyed it and am glad that I read it! Logan and Kayla are still one of my favorite couples!

4 Stars 

Review by: Amy 

"I remember", "I remember everything". OH MY Gosh I waited so long for those words to come pouring out of Kayla's mouth!!! These two, Logan and Kayla, deserve the world for what they went through. A cat & mouse game from the beginning, Kayla knew what she wanted when she set her sites on Logan. He took a little longer to convince. When the two finally got together they were rudely interrupted by tragedy. Seriously, enough to want to throw my kindle. These two were adorable fumbling around trying to figure their "relationship" out, only to have it trumped by a freak accident. Thank goodness for this book to smooth things out.

This continuation was perfect and well written. The author showcased the strengths and weaknesses of both main characters fluidly and with so much intrigue. I was captivated right away and was hooks throughout. The secondary characters were written well and added well to the story. I was very pleased with this book and would recommend it completely.

4 Stars 




Many people have asked up what’s coming after the Checkmate Duet Series.
We are planning to release A WEEK WITH A BAD BOY together under Brooke and Lyra on October 19, 2017! We can’t wait! It will be exclusively on Amazon and enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.

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Early 2018 we will start releasing the BISHOP BROTHERS Series!
It’s an interconnected stand alone series that will follow Courtney’s 4 brothers! Yes, all 4! We’re so excited about this and can’t wait to tell you more. If you would like to know the titles, please CLICK HERE! We’re still in the early planning stages but will update our “coming soon” page with more info as soon as it’s set in stone.

Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox who share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!

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Lucas by Sawyer Bennett • RELEASE DAY BLITZ

Lucas (Cold Fury, Book #8) Sawyer Bennett Release Date: September 19, 2017



The Carolina Cold Fury hockey team is stacked with hotshots. But when a new player joins their ranks, he learns that even superstars can’t go it alone when it comes to love. 

Lucas Fournier is only serious about one thing: hockey. The league’s fun-loving charmer, Luc is always up for a good prank or a great lay, and he has no intention of settling down. But being traded to the Carolina Cold Fury—and to play alongside his big brother, Max—is no joke. With another title in sight, the last thing Luc wants is to let his new teammates down. To succeed, Luc will need to keep his head in the game and the most . . . er, demanding member of his anatomy in check. But when temptation hits, Luc hits back harder. Museum curator Stephanie Frazier has always put business before pleasure, which just about explains her nonexistent sex life. But when Stephanie meets Luc at a champagne-fueled gala, she finds herself flirting like crazy—and going home with the uninhibited athlete. For one night, she learns what passion is all about. She just never counted on the little surprise Luc leaves behind. And that’s when things really start to get . . . interesting. 

Sawyer Bennett’s New York Times bestselling Carolina Cold Fury series can be read together or separately. 

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About the Author: 

Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone. Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or even better, both. Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe. 

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DEAR BRIDGET, I WANT YOU by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland • REVIEW BLITZ


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Dear Bridget,

I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face.

So, here goes.

We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.

But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.

I want you.

The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke.

So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime.

No questions asked.

Think about it.

Or don’t.

Whatever you choose.

It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway.



Review by: Leeann

A sexy single English doctor, A beautiful widowed single mom, what could go wrong?

These two authors never cease to amaze me with their talent for writing fast paced sexy rom coms and this book is no different.

As a single mom, Bridget has to be the sensible one. She has responsibilities and a child who is her number one priority. She takes her responsibility seriously and has to lear that it is ok to have her own needs met too. Particularly in the bedroom! It has been a long time for her and she needs to get past the feeling that she is cheating on her deceased husband.

Simon is a stereotypical single looking for a good time guy who also happens to be a doctor with one month of his internship left before he goes home to England. He is not looking for a relationship and certainly does not want children at this time in his life. 

These characters are a perfect recipe for some fun times, witty banter, humongous sexual tension & lots of laugh out loud moments. The two authors have once again hit it out of the ballpark putting together a story that will have you frantically turning the pages until the very end. 
Get your one click finger out for this one. 

5 Stars 

Review by: Gina 

Once again, these two amazing authors come together and deliver a darn good book! I thought the characters were interesting and their first encounter was hilarious! The beginning of the story just grabbed your attention and made it hard to stop. But as the story progressed, it seemed to be missing something. The story just sort of plateaued, until towards the end we got a little twist to the story but even that didn't stay will be for too long. There were parts of this story that I loved and there were parts where I wished a little more that happened. But overall, I did enjoy the book! The writing was fantastic. These two authors work seamlessly together and I enjoy what they come up with. 

4 Stars 



 Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list seventeen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island. 



Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million and a half books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in seventeen languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six. 

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