Hot Pursuit by Kay Marie

Book Blog Tour Review and More…

There’s a reason I call this Blog “Incidentally”. I communicate in continuous thoughts, not always connected clearly for the sake of my audience. They are incidental. Unrelated outwardly, but in my stream of ever-running, rumination, they make perfect sense.

Look. Here’s the deal.

You can’t expect a teacher who finally has a (presumptively captive) audience after the first weeks of school, to not take advantage of the situation. For this reason alone, our Book Promotions Company Xpresso Book Tours and their touring author Kay aka Kaitlyn Davis (you need to check out her Instagram , she’s super cute!) will get a chance to exercise patience with me as I wind through a book review with a few narrative detours.

Tomorrow night At Back to School Night, I will be focusing on how to get our kids to love reading. It’s a major struggle. As there are genres for all types of books we love, there are specific sub genres within these as well. THIS is what builds the casual reader into a true book fanatic. Discovering their love of different genres and exploring various authors within, will bridge the gap of readers to book lovers. This is the key 🔑. Parents and teachers, remember this! Thanks to Websites such as Goodreads and Biblionasium for kids, more people are keeping track of their reading and developing trends, favorites and exploring books within social media platforms. While as a reader, I find that I’ve adored contemporary romance, I’ve been gravitating lately to authors in the deep, darker more complex areas of storytelling: Romantic Suspense, Thriller, Action and Mystery.

I needed a change of pace from the Italian Mob and the Drazen Family, with whom I had been building a seriously overly dependent relationship. A distinct break from my twisty, edgy, unexpected-out-of-left-field book was needed. I had been finding that I couldn’t start my days so deep and dark then face a room of 9 year olds. I had a brand new ARC (advanced reader copy) to read for my latest Blog Tour review and it was perfect solution….

For those who are just venturing into the Romance genre, I might suggest our Guest of Honor, the first in a NEW series Hot Pursuit (To Catch a Thief Book 1), as a place to start. Not sure if you are ready to subscribe to Kindle Unlimited yet? This book is on sale right now for .99 cents! If you like the idea of cat and mouse or even FBI vs. Criminal, this is a great book to read as a literary litmus test.

To be perfectly honest and clear, if you are a critical College Professor or English Teacher, you may struggle reading this book. There are some aspects to the authors writing style that will bring out your inner editor. Not that it’s a badly written book, I certainly didn’t find errors or mistakes. It’s just not literature. To go into a light romance read thinking you are going to get complex sentence structures isn’t appropriate here. I’ve noticed instances of books being rated lower with this type of complaint on various platforms. Don’t expect to dive into the characters’ world through inference, rather than seeing all their cards laid on the table upon meeting them. There isn’t a ton of thinking you have to do. I know plenty of readers who prefer and appreciate this type of writing so if you are looking for some dark mind blowing FBI drama, it’s best you consider yourself informed before paying those big bucks and save an independent author an unnecessary dip in her efforts.

Go ahead and judge this book by its cute and colorful cover! Hot Pursuit is a fun light and flirtatious read.

Note:

To be clear, with respect for the author and in regards to an honest review, I gave the book itself 3 out of 5 stars on Goodreads. I would refuse to say that 3 is a sub par score. This book is reasonable and worth of purchase and enjoyment! For the integrity of my own records of review, for my “audience” and most importantly, what make me feel the most powerful reactions-positive and negative, my top contenders are usually 4 our of 5 stars and only my most favorite, what I feel when reading most amazing of books that impact my life, receive 5 out of 5 stars.

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For what it is, Hot Pursuit is an entertaining, first in a series for those who love a little spark between a our little cat and mouse.

It’s a “book-com”!

You know, a book + sitcom? 😂

Xo,

KJ

Hot Pursuit
Kay Marie
(To Catch a Thief #1)
Publication date: August 27th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days meets White Collar in this sassy and sweet romantic comedy, new from bestselling author Kaitlyn Davis, writing as Kay Marie.

All Jolene Carter has ever wanted is a bakery of her own. There’s only one problem. Her father, Robert Carter, is a world-renowned art thief and she’s, well, sort of his protégé. But he’s promised her this next job in New York will be their last, and she won’t let anyone get in the way of her dreams…especially not the distractingly delicious FBI agent hot on her tail.

Agent Nate Parker has been on the Robert Carter case for years, and if rumors of the aging criminal’s retirement are true, this might be his last chance to nail him. With the legacy of his late father in the back of his mind, the stakes are more personal than anyone realizes. He won’t let anything stand in the way of justice…especially not the red-headed vixen who keeps giving him the slip.

He’s a cop who’d never bend. She’s a con who’ll never break. But all’s fair in love and larceny…

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Author Bio:

Kaitlyn Davis, a bestselling author with over a quarter of a million books sold, writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie. Publishers Weekly has said, “Davis writes with confidence and poise,” while USA Today has recommended her work as “must-read romance.”

Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she’s not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found playing fetch with her puppy, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her–about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general–you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com

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Love & Alliances Blog Tour

If you are looking for a quick, spicy and fun read, I highly suggest Love & Alliances By Davina Lacey.

As a reader, I was instantly hooked into the story by the character Jenga’s wit and dry humor. Determined to make an aggressive move in her career (still as a student), Jenga’s drive and independence add to the qualities that attract both readers and the sexy Ashton to her. As Jenga’s story develops, there are plenty of steamy well written scenes along the way to keep the reader happy. The dialogue flows between Jenga and her college friends and we start to see cracks into some deeper layers they can definitely be explored within future books.

It’s worth noting that this is Davina Lacey’s first Interracial Romance she’s published. While she draws attention to the fact that Ashton and Jenga are a biracial couple, it’s not a contentious issue in this book and while her race and culture adds to Jenga’s beauty and character, watching Ashton crush over her is all the more exciting knowing that he is willing to work through any perceived complications that the writer *may* decide to develop in her future installments…Let’s hope Ms. Lacey continues this well written Blasetti Boys franchise.

I highly recommend this book as a fun hot read to anyone looking for a fun story that will get your heart beating for all the right reasons. I personally loved it, as did my husband 😘. #BestEndorsementEver

ARC Provided for Honest Review By Incidentally.Org

Love & Alliances
Davina Lacey
Publication date: June 19th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance

“She will be his salvation… And he will build her empire.”

Jenga Rollins
Hollywood… The ultimate dream. One of the hardest goals to accomplish for anyone brave enough to climb the entertainment ladder, especially for a woman. Yet fiercely independent cinematography student, Jenga Rollins, is determined to finish her master’s degree and to make a difference in the movie industry for females of all races. Trying to bury the most tragic memory of her childhood, Jenga fights to build a new life and doesn’t expect to run into the handsome stranger with the soulful, sad eyes.

Ashton Blasetti
A man of many faces, the son of a self-made Hollywood billionaire and running from a past he can’t forget. A man of both success and mystery, Ashton is known for leaving a string of broken hearts in his trail and for producing some of the most intriguing erotic scenes on film. He’s quite content reigning as the bachelor prince of underground tinseltown. That is, until he finds  himself saving Jenga Rollins one day on Malibu beach, a twist of fate that changes everything.
What happens when two people from worlds as different as fire and ice come together?
The scandal continues in Love & Alliances.

**This book is for mature audiences**

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Author Bio:

Davina Lacey writes steamy, fun, and glamorous interracial romances that push the boundaries of the imagination and offers a unique and refreshing spin on classic love stories. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys gardening, playing & composing music and spending a large amount of time gobbling up all things historical.

The Love & Alliances series is her Interracial Romance debut. Davina also writes under the bestselling fantasy author pseudonym KaSonndra Leigh.

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Her Claim by Rebecca Grace Allen Review & Give Away (Blog Tour Stop)

Her Claim
Rebecca Grace Allen
(Legally Bound, #2)
Publication date: April 23rd 2018
Genres: Erotica, Romance

She’s no princess. He’s no prince. Then again, they never wanted a fairy tale.

Legally Bound, Book 2

Cassie Allbright takes no prisoners. A half Cuban ball-busting attorney, she’s too tough to admit what she wants in bed. But tough is the only way to cut it in her high-powered firm, and Cassie doesn’t need a knight in shining armor. And she definitely doesn’t need Patrick Dunham—an arrogant, chauvinistic man-whore with a knack for pissing her off.

Bound to the helm of his family’s publishing house, Patrick is shackled to a life of power and wealth he never wanted. Seduction is his only distraction—his nights of pleasure always temporary, because happily-ever-afters are not for him. But while luring a woman into his bed has always come easy, the high-and-mighty Cassie has never succumbed to his charms.

Their verbal sparring turns to foreplay, but instead of scratching an itch, it only whets their appetites. Patrick gives Cassie a taste of what she’s secretly craved, and Cassie’s dark desires stir up things Patrick never knew he wanted. Enchanted, he offers to fulfill her most dangerous fantasies. She agrees, with an iron-clad escape clause: her heart is off-limits, and so is his.

Funny thing about hearts, though. They have a way of ignoring the fine print.

Warning: This book isn’t for the faint of heart. Disclosure includes angry, vying-for-control hate sex and one steamy weekend in Miami. Ready? Break the caution tape and proceed.

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Author Bio:

Rebecca Grace allen holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Literary Comparison as well as of Master of Science degree in Elementary Education, both of which seemed like good ideas at the time. After stumbling through careers in entertainment, publishing, law and teaching, she’s returned to her first love: writing. A self-admitted caffeine addict & gym rat, she currently lives in upstate New York with her husband, two parakeets, and a cat with a very unusual foot fetish.

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Our Review:

“Her Claim” is a rock-solid, sizzling hot love story about two people who think they know just what they want in love and life. Their lives get turned upside down as they battle each other through sexual angst into a simmering, unconventional relationship. Of course, there’s nothing more enjoyable than watching as this happens, as it all goes south.

Cassie is much more than the average female character at first glance-the Latina Lawyer who is simply pushing aside her own mother’s traditional roots. She’s so much more, a woman dealing with bi-cultural identities, struggling with her age and expectations, gender roles… We are allowed into her deepest thoughts and feelings as she experiences new types of relationships with Patrick. The author treats us well, as we dive with the couple into a darker, more taboo side of sexual dominance. What Cassie wants from Patrick gives him a thrill that he didn’t necessarily realize he wanted or ever needed to deliver.  As the book progresses, you can’t help getting swept into the all the deep feels of this book. This is the book that does for BDSM what other popular titles only started to do.  “Her Claim” presents the sexual play and relationships in a very real way. Ways that we may have thought about ourselves as readers. This may be why this book appeals to so many and why the genre has caught on. These are real feelings that couples have, only Rebecca Allen Grace has been bold enough to put it into writing, encouraging us not to dismiss what we may want to consider…someday.

“Her Claim” and the stories that Rebecca Grace Allen writes, present to the reader, a possibility of a world where it’s possible to express your deepest desires. In “Her Claim”, both Cassie and Patrick are finding there may be one person who you can not only trust your fantasies with, build upon them with and that one person to be there with you to live the bright and fun memories worth sharing.

This story takes us to Southern Florida where we can taste, hear, smell and feel the culture of an eccentric Cuban family. It’s part dreamy, part home girl goes home, part family wedding. I loved this part of the book! I felt every bit of the family welcoming and the surprises that came along with the visit. This is where Allen’s writing is exemplary. She brings in a rich past belonging to Patrick (and all her characters) that isn’t just a part of a simple story structure. She has built the characters that support each new experience they encounter so that we are subtly surprised throughout the book. We are given plenty of rich and exiting ah aha moments, connecting the new pieces to ones we didn’t know we were missing the ends of.

It’s incredibly refreshing to come across a book in the romance/erotic genre that doesn’t follow the ¾ rule (That phenomenon in this genre where good writers follow a pattern where the problem or surprise revelation happens right when everything is going hot and heavy…but cleaned up, wrapped up in a pretty little HEA bow).

In “Her Claim”, we do get the HEA…but the ride there is what it’s all about. Trust me when I say, this isn’t just another romance novel. This is a story written by a formally trained writer. There are no messy moments, no missing timelines, no underdeveloped characters here. This is good, sexy and damned erotic writing. It will have you invested from the beginning to end. I look forward to reading the next story in the series. Which by the way, has already been established thoughtfully throughout the book Nothing slips by this writer, you would be remiss to pass by her book.

While it is part of a duo (soon to be a trilogy), “Her Claim” can be read as a standalone and thoroughly enjoyed.

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