Tabloid by Jackie Paxson

So, I took a big leap and published my own book this past weekend.  I am looking for people to review it now.  If you are interested I’d love for you to contact me and I will provide a copy.  See below for the blurb and amazon information.  Please email me at thebookmaven623@gmail.com Subject: Tabloid  if you are interested.

419gGu2-pcLBook Blurb:

1 gossip writer + 1 A-list movie star = 1 fake relationship…or does it?

After breaking a story that rocks Hollywood, Talia is the top gossip writer around. One night will put all of that into question. The writer becomes the story when she gets caught doing the walk of shame from A-lister Zee Jaxon’s home.

To save both of their reputations he suggests a fake relationship. Pretending should be easy. It shouldn’t mean the fake feelings become real. Accepting the real feelings means the lies they’ve told are even harder to hide.

When the truth comes out can their love survive or will everything just fade to black?

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Tabloid-Dirty-Laundry-Book-1-ebook/dp/B07S8FPTWC/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Jackie+Paxson&qid=1559053812&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46032070-tabloid?from_search=true

Review: Cruel Fortune by K.A Linde

Today, I get to bring to you the second book in Cruel series by K.A Linde.  The last book ended in a very cruel intentions kind of way.  Just when you think the Upper East Side couldn’t get any worse they say hold my champagne.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

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I finally have everything I ever wanted–fame and fortune and literary success.

Only one problem: I lost my muse.

He was tall, dark, and handsome. Broody, enigmatic, alluring, and right for me in every way.

Until he wasn’t. Until I lost everything.

And I can’t lose it all again. I’ll do anything to keep it.

Even seeing him again…

 

Review:

Natalie is now successful.  Thanks to her experience with Penn and his group of Upper East Side snobs.  Her book is a hit written under a pen name.  She didn’t expect to run into any of them when she had to go to New York to promote the book.  But, when she comes face to face Lewis, Penn’s best friend, things change.  Changing her life to follow her muse sends her down the exact road she wanted to avoid.

This was a fantastic follow up to the first book.  All of the angst and emotion felt during the first book is thrown right back at the reader times 10.  This book has a lot of Natalie in it.  Penn plays his role but Natalie’s journey down this road is what takes you on the roller coaster ride.  Without giving too much away, Natalie’s success changes her life in the exact way she didn’t want Penn to change it.  What she thought she couldn’t handle with Penn becomes her life.  In some ways, she is very hypocritical now that her life echoes the one that destroyed her the previous year.  One person doesn’t give up though.  Penn.  Once Penn knows Natalie is in his domain his one goal is to have her back.  Unfortunately, the Crew is still around and causing all kinds of hell for people. If you haven’t read Cruel Money yet, I suggest reading that first.  July will be a long wait until Cruel Legacy hits the streets.

Sneak Peek at Tabloid

Today I am sharing with you a story I am currently working on.  So, you get to have a sneak peek of the prologue.  The link to the story is here.  If you like it drop me a comment or a vote on the story!

 

Tabloid 2Blurb:

Talia is known as The Gossip Queen.  When she breaks the story of the century she becomes infamous throughout Hollywood.  But, when the tables are turned and she becomes gossip thanks to a night she can’t remember with sexy A-lister, Zee Jaxon,  her reputation and job are on the line.

When Zee Jaxon comes to her with a plan she is skeptical.  Become his fake girlfriend until the paparazzi get bored.  What could go wrong in a fake relationship with an A-list movie star who also happens to be her brother’s best friend?

Real love is not in the plan.

Cover courtesy of @zoeygold_13

Sneak Peek

Prelude to Success

“Excuse me, Miss? Can we use this chair?” Talia’s gaze lifted from the menu.

“Uh. I’m still waiting for someone.”

“Oh. Alright.” He approached another table with an empty chair.

Talia looked at her watch. An hour late. That son of a bitch was standing her up. It was the last time she was going to use that dating app.

She sighed and wondered if she should leave now or wait a bit longer.

“Ready to order?” The waiter approached the table for the fifth time. His impatience was showing.

He had a look of ridicule. Yes, she was being stood up. Yes, she looked sad and lonely. Was she going to let that get her down? Hell, No!

“Yes. I’d like the Salmon with a salad.” She closed the menu.

He snapped his order pad shut. Before he walked away, he made as much noise as possible taking away the other plates and glasses.

“Thanks.” Talia mumbled taking a sip of her wine.

Talia knew she wasn’t the best catch. She was curvy, outspoken and if she was being honest, plain. Most men didn’t give her a second look. Her last resort was that stupid dating app. Staring at the seat across from her, clearly that app was crap.

While Talia waited for her meal, she took her tablet out. She was working on an article for the tabloid magazine, The Dirty Laundry. The last three years she’d been working her way up the chain. Talia had an uncanny way of being in the right place at the right time for celebrity gossip. Recently, she’d hit a dry spell. Her current article was nothing to write home about. Pun intended.

“Come on, baby! I can’t wait to get back to your place.” A familiar squeaky voice sounded from a booth to her right.

“Calm down, Gwynny. You know I’m going to give you what you want.” A sultry female voice answered.

Talia glanced over trying to look inconspicuous. A beautiful blonde woman was practically sitting in the dark-haired woman’s lap. Talia snapped her head back to her notebook.

Sitting in the booth was A-list star Gwyn Smythe. The woman who’s lap she was sitting in was her manager, Gina Bartholomew. This normally wouldn’t qualify as scandalous, but Gwyn was currently engaged to Zee Jaxon, A-list action star.

Talia snuck her phone out of her purse. She strategic laid her phone to snap consecutive pictures of the women canoodling.

“Here you go.” The waiter placed her food in front of her.

“Thanks.” Talia watched her phone snap the pictures.

“Anything, else.” He snapped.

“No.”

“No wonder he didn’t show.” He mumbled as he walked away.

The comment stung but the reality of what she was getting dulled the pain.

Twenty minutes later, Gwyn and Gina left arm and arm. Talia texted the pictures to her boss.

Her phone pinged immediately with a message.

Talia smiled.

Dropping money on the table she grabbed her tablet and walked calmly out of the restaurant.

Check out my new works!!!

I have been quite busy lately.  Unfortunately, reviewing hasn’t been my priority because I’ve been trying my hand at writing.  I have a couple completed works that I am slowly putting up on Wattpad.  I’d love for all of you to go check it out and give it a like if you dig them.

182790214-256-k760473Book Blurb:

When Christina loses her job an unexpected trip to London to take care of her uncle may just what she needs.  However, the reason for the trip was a trick to get her out of her funk.  So, when she meets the captain of the Winchester Wyverns, Finley, the connection is electric.  Christina knows she can’t trust athletes.  Her brain is telling her Finley is bad news but her body wants to climb him like a tree.

Finley is drawn to Christina the moment she sees her after a match.  Though, she is the cousin of his teammates and getting her alone is a challenge.  Once he gets her alone how can he convince her she is different from all the other girls?  That she has quickly become his addiction.

When they both finally let their walls fall, Christina’s past slams back into her life with horrible repercussions.  Can Christina and Finley find a way to love through heartbreak?

Check it out here!

182791180-256-k764142Book Blurb:

Talia is known as The Gossip Queen.  When she breaks the story of the century she becomes infamous throughout Hollywood.  But, when the tables are turned and she becomes gossip thanks to a night she can’t remember with sexy A-lister, Zee Jaxon,  her reputation and job are on the line.

When Zee Jaxon comes to her with a plan she is skeptical.  Become his fake girlfriend until the paparazzi get bored.  What could go wrong in a fake relationship with an A-list movie star who also happens to be her brother’s best friend?

Real love is not in the plan.

Check it out here!

Review: Heart of the Devil by Meghan March

 

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Blurb:      

From New YorMMHeartoftheDevilBookCover5x8_MEDIUM.jpgk Times bestselling author Meghan March comes the stunning conclusion to the Forge Trilogy. In this final volume, ruthless billionaire Jericho Forge faces his toughest challenge. To emerge victorious, he’ll have to give up the one thing he’s never offered a woman—his heart.

It started as a game. She was nothing but my pawn.

But I was quick to see the error in my ways, and now she is everything I never knew I needed.

The value of a woman like India Baptiste is beyond measure.

But the problem with being a man like me? I’ve already screwed this up, and there’s no guarantee India will take me on for one last bet.

I’ll do whatever I have to do. Drop to my knees and offer her the only thing I have left. The one thing that’s only ever been hers—the heart of the devil.

Review:

India’s life is in shambles.  She must lean on the one person she’s never known about until recently.  When the life of her husband is on the line she will do everything she can.  India thinks her happily ever after is just in her grasp but when it all falls apart she must decide if she will go all in or will she fold on the biggest hand in her life.  Jericho and India must fight for each other lest the wolves pull them apart.

This is the third book in Meghan March’s Forge trilogy.  This was an action packed ending to this series.  Just when you think Jericho and Indy have their happily ever after it gets put in jeopardy yet again.  Jericho and Indy have come leaps and bounds during this series.  This book is one of the best I’ve experienced from Meghan March.  Action and drama are at every turn.  Questions are finally answered and Mr. and Mrs. Forge get the ending that they deserve.  There isn’t a lot I can say regarding this book that won’t contain a spoiler of some kind.  If you are looking for a series with a kick ass heroine and an alpha anti-hero then look no further than the Forge series.  You must read them in order or the story won’t make sense.  I give you my guarantee that you will be panting by the last page.  I was sad to see this series finish but I can’t wait to see what the phenomenal Meghan March comes up with next.

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All about Meghan March

Making the jump from corporate lawyer to romance author was a leap of faith that New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Meghan March will never regret. With over thirty titles published, she has sold millions of books in nearly a dozen languages to fellow romance-lovers around the world. A nomad at heart, she can currently be found in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, living her happily ever after with her real-life alpha hero.

 

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Review: Cruel Money by K.A Linde

Today, I get to bring to you the first book in the newest trilogy by K.A Linde.  She has truly outdone herself with this first book.  If you love sexy billionaire philosophy professors you will love this book.  For my full review, keep reading after the book blurb.

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She was supposed to be a one night stand.

A way to sate my sexual appetite.

I let her glimpse the man I am. The face that I hide behind my carefully cultivated life. But she ripped open that divide—and there’s no going back.

Now, she’s here. In my city.

I don’t care that I’m Manhattan royalty and she’s the help.

Only that she’s living in my summer home. With me.

And I want more.

Review:

Natalie’s job takes her to different places.  She is a vacation house sitter for the wealthy.  Taking the job in the Hampton’s doesn’t seem to be any different.  That is until she sees the one man she never wanted to see again.  Penn doesn’t recognize Natalie at first.  He does however, appreciate the beautiful naked woman in front of him.  This awkward reunion only gets worse when his wealthy friends are in the house waiting for him.  Natalie finds herself feeling surprisingly comfortable with these people who grew up rich and are still rich.  But, when a bet is made and truth becomes a gray area Penn and Natalie’s relationship will crumble.  Will Natalie and Penn find a way to fight through or will things break irrevocably?

This book takes place 6 years after the prequel One Cruel Night.   You don’t have to read this before reading Cruel Money, but I would recommend it.  It is currently free to read. One Cruel Night introduces us to Natalie and Penn.  You get a little insight into why Natalie feels the way she does.  That being said, Cruel Money, launches the complex relationship of Penn, Natalie and his “crew”.  Early on you know what the major sticking point with Penn and Natalie will be.  It truly isn’t a surprise.  That being said the drama and emotional turmoil the reader goes through with them is incredible.  If you have seen the movie Cruel Intentions this will feel familiar.  It has a lot of echos of that movie.  Natalie and Penn are fantastic complex characters.  Penn’s crew adds the drama and the dynamics between the ultra rich and the normal person.  This book will leave you begging for the next in this trilogy.  If you like drama, emotion and dynamic characters then you will love this new trilogy by K.A Linde.

Review: The Simple Life by Tara Sivec

Today, I get to bring to you the fantastic Tara Sivec’s newest standalone novel, The Simple Life.  This is a perfect fall romance novel with all the steamy scenes and snarky comments.  For my full review, keep reading after the blurb.  Believe me you will want to run out and pick this up as soon as you read it.

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Brooklyn Manning thought her life was perfect in every way, until it crumbled down around her and turned into a dumpster fire. With her pride wounded and her tail tucked between her legs, she leaves New York and goes back to her tiny hometown of White Timber, Montana.

No more twenty-four-hour taco trucks, no more shopping at the best designer stores within walking distance, no more giving taxi drivers the finger when they angrily honk at her. She didn’t think it could get any worse. But then Clint Hastings walked into the room and insulted her.

Her arch nemesis from high school is no longer a nerdy computer whiz, masturbating to pictures in PC World magazine in his free time (allegedly). He’s grown up to be a hot-as-hell cowboy, and she has no other choice but to be a smart ass right back to him. After all, it’s what they do. It’s what they’ve always done, and twelve years apart hasn’t changed anything.

Only this time, getting under each other’s skin is a hell of a lot more fun than it used to be.

Review:

Brooke had the perfect life in New York.  She had the perfect job, life and boyfriend.  That is until her boyfriend’s wife shows up and knocks her out and pictures laying with her panties showing are everywhere now.  Now, she needs to go back to the one place she’d never go back.  After a few weeks, she finds a job as a nanny.  This is a good temp job for her except two things.  1. She hates kids 2. The father of these kids is her childhood nemesis, Clint.  Since she is stuck she might as well make do and try to survive the children and her building attraction to Clint.  When childhood misunderstandings and past hurts finally get cleared up where does that finally leave them?  Can Brooke really come home and forget about her perfect life in New York?

This is simply one of the sweetest, sexiest and funny books you will read this fall.  Brooke is definitely not a loveable character in the beginning.  Her haughty manner and better than everyone else attitude really turns you against her.  Clint is arrogant, rude and spiteful.  As their story develops and their relationship with each other and Clint’s girls they really become characters that you love.  Tara Sivec does a phenomenal job building up the sexual tension between the two of them.  When they finally kiss its just as sexy as any sex scene.  Along with Clint and Brooke are the unforgettable friends and family that don’t forget anything because it is a small town.  If you are looking for your next great love story for your fall cozy up and read days, then look no further.

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