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TV Recap: ‘Younger’ Season 4 Episode 2 ‘Gettin’ Hygge With It’

Liza and Kelsey’s friendship continues to be on the rocks and things get worse when Liza finds out about Kels becoming Josh’s roommate. 

Liza and Maggie are taking a stroll. They start talking about Kelsey and Josh. Someone saw Kels going to Josh’s apartment and they want to know what’s going on.

Josh and Kels are having breakfast but what to eat?? 


Lauren goes to Josh’s apartment. She wants to see if the rumors are true. She catches Kels and asks if she ishooking up with Josh. Of course, Kelsey says she is just a roommate, but Lauren isn’t buying it.

Maggie goes to get coffee and gets a little more. She meets a cute barista, Montana, who also happens to be a fan. And let the flirting games begin! 


Liza is at work and goes to see Charles in his office. WTF is he doing on the floor? Oh, it’s just his back. Liza being th nice person that she is begins massaging his back. Just a warning: Fan will be needed due to the level of HOTNESS going on! 🔥🔥

Liza get a delivery. It’s flowers for Kelsey. Liza gives them to Kels and they are an apology from Colin. He needs to do more than that to make it right… just saying! Liza tries to break the ice and asks if Kels found a place to stay.  Kelsey admits she has a new place, but leaves out the part of living with Josh. 


A meeting is going down at the office. Diana is discussing a  new book Gettin’ Hygge With It. The focus should be on the book, but the conversation switches to memes. Nobody seems to know what it is, except Kelsey 😂. May we never forget Salt Bae. Kelsey seriously can’t believe how blind she was when it came to Liza and her age.

Maggie goes back  for seconds at the coffee place. Maggie makes a move and Invites Montana to her place…to check out her art…DUH 😉

Liza and Diana shopping. Even she wants to know what happened with her relationship with Josh. Moral of the story, body pillows are for single women. 

Kels meets Colin along with Lauren and Max. The place is a BDSM club 🔥. Kelsey takes Colin to a private room to get “punished/a mean spanking” for what he did. All we got to say is Kelsey sure has an arm on her 👊🏼💪🏼

Liza is carrying her body pillow that she doesn’t really need when she runs into Josh. He walks away. Doesn’t want to talk about it. No bae, don’t run!

Liza is setting up for the party at Diana’s house. Charles is at the party in a turtleneck.. yes he still looks HOT 🔥❤️.  Kelsey arrives and brings Colin. She is introducing him to Charles when he decides to mention that his 2nd book option was dropped.  


Maggie is at her place with Montana. She is about to make a move when Montana says she is straight. BUMMER.

It’s about to go down. Kels and Liza find themselves in a bathroom letting it all out. Liza tries to tell Kels that she really cares about her and doesn’t think Colin is right for her. Kels is annoyed and tells her she doesn’t know anything. Meanwhile, Diana is eavesdropping like. 


Liza asks the big question: Why is Kelsey living with Josh.  Kelsey tells her that she is the only person who understands what she’s going through. Kels and Colin leave. And Colin has the balls to just leave our girl at the curb. Hell to the NO! Someone better hold us back before he gets whooped..again 😂

Kels goes back to the apartment. Two stepping party going on and Kels just heads to her room. Josh checks on her and asks how she’s doing. She feels like she has lost her ability to judge people characters. Josh is tired of hearing about LIESa. He drags her out of the room and forces her to have some fun. 

So, still don’t know how to feel about Josh and Kels living under the same roof. Definitely feel like they have chemistry and excited to see where it goes. All I know is that Charles and Liza are both single…so it’s time to get it on and poppin’ ❤️❤️

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Book Review: Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge

Jane of Austin: A Novel of Sweet Tea and SensibilityJane of Austin: A Novel of Sweet Tea and Sensibility by Hillary Manton Lodge

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jane of Austin was brewed to perfection. The story of three sisters facing obstacles left and right and still finding a way to overcome it was beautifully written by Hillary Manton Lodge. The journey was unique and nothing short of extraordinary. Everything is bigger in Texas and the Woodward sisters found that out.

A father’s mistakes forced the Woodward sisters to move and change their lives. Their reputation was tarnished just by association. The sisters did not want to break up their family so made a choice to stick together. Celia, Jane, and Margot decided to open a tea shop. It wasn’t their plan, but made it work for almost 5 years. Then, with landlord changes, they were forced to start over again. Off to Texas they went. To say Jane was hesitant would be an understatement. But the family and people they met couldn’t have been more generous. Their only family member known to them, Ian, gives them a place to stay in Austin. He is great along with his mother-in-law. Yeah about his wife..not so great. Nina, his mother-in-law, promises the girls a memorable time saying, “You’re here now, at least. You’ll both be engaged in a year; mark my words.”

There is another houseguest too. Callum Beckett. He is a war hero who lost one of his legs in war. He comes back home an accident. He is now the owner of restaurants and his parent’s estate. He has a hard time coming to terms with his accident and it is understandable. He doesn’t feel worthy of love even when he sees the beautiful and unique Jane. He knows she has met a musician who saved her and her sisters. His name is Sean Willis. Even though he is getting feelings, he feel like he isn’t worthy.
“I’m an amputee with a chain of failing restaurants. Let Jane have Sean. He’ll do her more good than I wood.” Callum

Jane was the sister that was worried most about this change. But after catching feelings for Sean Willis, very quickly i might add, her opinions of Austin seem to change.
“It’s good to have dreams.But sometimes dreams change, or take different forms, or you go down a path and realize that while it’s not the beach, you really like the forest.”-Jane

Sean and Jane seem to be the perfect couple, but it isn’t always the case. Their relationship is fast and everyone can see how in love they are. But circumstances change and Jane once again feels incomplete. After more tragedy, she finds herself in the arms of Callum. They always had a connection, but she was unavailable at the time. Is Callum the one?

I really enjoyed this story. It was about people learning about their self-worth. From Jane to Celia to Callum. They all had been through tough times, but had to make a choice. Did they want to move forward and push through? Ultimately, it was their decision to this question that would either hinder or benefit their growth. I loved the characters, the story, and the recipes. Such a fun book that you need to read.

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Release Blitz: Just an Illusion- EP by D. Kelly 

 

Cover Design: Regina Wamba / Maeidesign and Photography

 

Release Date: June 21, 2017

 

Synopsis

 

Lives are turned upside down …

Everything was perfect before life came to a screeching halt.

When devastating loss flips Amelia’s world on its axis, she loses her spirit. Mel isn’t the only one hurting, though; the members of BAD are also struggling to find their way after that tragic night.

Life goes on …

Amelia’s friends move heaven and earth to help ease her sadness. Knowing she’s on a dangerous precipice, they fight through their own pain to bring her safely to the other side of her grief.

Love can conquer …

Amelia knows bottling up her feelings isn’t helping anything. With love at her fingertips, all she has to do is reach for it. Mel’s loved ones desperately hope she can once again find her way to happiness.

Can Amelia overcome her fears to let love in again, or will she let the weight of that night continue to drown her in sorrow?

Just an Illusion – EP is book three in The Illusion Series

 

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D. Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan.
Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better.
A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it. For all things D. Kelly, you can visit her website: http://www.dkellyauthor.com

 

 

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How to Throw the Ultimate Queen of the South Viewing Party

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Hosting a party is no easy task, but more like a skill. It takes time, organization, and creativity. I love throwing TV watch parties. Planning my first watch party was not easy and I had some epic fails! With time I learned from my mistakes and began to improve. I wasn’t born great at hosting parties, but over time, and as I gained confidence, I became the Queen of Entertaining.

With summer upon us, it is the perfect time to throw a TV watch party. What better TV show than Queen of the South on USA Network. So send out those invitations to your squad and get your TV ready because I’m going to give you the best ideas on throwing a TV watch party to remember. Who’s ready to SLAY and be a Queen of Entertaining?

Here are 5 ways to Make Your Watch Party Memorable:

1. Invitations: Send out a creative invitation to your squad with all details to amp up the overall excitement for your watch party.

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3. Food: Food makes everyone happy right? Keep the food simple and easy. Think of simple foods that pertain to the show of your choice. For example, check out our Camila Chalupas.

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4. Drinks: Create a drink bar with refreshing drinks served with fresh fruits. Serve a variety of drinks to suit all guests including non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Check out our strawberry and orange sangria, Trouble in Paradise, inspired by Teresa Mendoza.

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5.Games: Create printable games like BINGO to play throughout the episode. Also if your guests are 21 and over you can play a drinking game. For example, drink every time Teresa is stuck in a bad situation. These games will help keep the party fun, and interactive, even during commercials.

Now that you are ready to be a Queen of Entertaining, have you heard of USA Network’s Queen of the South? If you haven’t here is a quick recap:

The show follows a woman named Teresa Mendoza, who is played by the incredibly talented Alice Braga. Teresa lives a hard life in Mexico, and her life becomes even more complicated and troublesome when she falls in love with a member of the drug cartel. Just when things in her life are looking up, she is thrown for a loop and her boyfriend is murdered. She constantly has to watch her back, use her wit and intelligence, and join alliances with a person from her past that is both powerful and scary. All just to survive one day at a time and stay hidden from the man that could bring her down with one snap of his finger. She finds herself going deeper and deeper in the world of the drug cartel, but will she ever be free?

After binge watching a few episodes I was hooked. This is the first time I have seen a story like this with strong women playing characters that are normally played by men. These characters are strong, fierce, and Queenpins. If you don’t know, you will remember the name, Teresa Mendoza! Like Teresa, we can use our skills to be the Queen of what we choose. So, what are you the Queen of?

 If you haven’t seen Queen of the South, you can binge watch season 1 on Netflix. When you are all done, you can watch every Thursday night on USA Network at 10/9C.

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Ryder's ebook cover.jpgIf secrets fester long enough they will devour a person’s soul, leaving them black and dying on the inside, blocking the smallest glimpse of healing light.

With steadfast focus, Ryder Casteel immerses himself in the club, working tirelessly alongside his brothers of the Knights Corruption to figure out how to end the war with the Savage Reapers once and for all. The last thing he needs is the distraction of a feisty blonde.

Her sassy mouth intrigues him.

Her willingness to go toe-to-toe ignites the fire inside.

But when his nightmares suddenly return, he’s forced to reveal his secret.

A tragedy that happened many years ago, eventually shaping the man he became.

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Release Day Blitz: The Way Back Home by Carmen Jenner

 

Title: The Way Back Home
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Military Romance
Release Date: May 29, 2017

 

Blurb

 

August Cotton shouldn’t be here. When a tragic accident
calls him home to Magnolia Springs, this returned Veteran adds his parents to
the list of things he’s lost in recent years, right along with his IED
detection dog and his left leg. As the sole guardian of his four-year-old
sister, August must rely on his Marine training in raising a tiny hellion who’s
as stubborn as he is. But the Corps could never prepare him for this. Nor could
they prepare him for Olivia Anders, a woman who’ll stop at nothing to get her
way.
 
As owner of Paws for Cause, Olivia is no stranger to the
broken men and women who return home from war. She’s no stranger to broken dogs
either. In fact, she’s made it her mission to pair the two and enrich both of
their lives, but pairing ornery and aloof August Cotton will take some work.
The last thing August wants is some pushy southern woman occupying his parents’
bed and breakfast and forcing him to open up about the hell he narrowly
escaped, but that’s exactly what Olivia intends.
 
They complete one another, and yet they can’t stand to be in
the same room.
 
Can Olivia make this hardened Marine feel again and finally
show his heart the way back home?

 

 
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Excerpt


“You know, if you want to see me naked and sweaty, all you have to do is
ask, darlin’.”
“I do not . . . I wasn’t . . .” My words are stolen from me as he stalks
forward with a maddening smirk on his face. “What are you doing?”
“Getting tired of waiting for you to be okay with this.”
“August, we talked about boundaries.” I press my hand to his chest
because he’s too close, and I can’t think straight with the heady scent of his
sweat and sandalwood soap distracting me. It wasn’t my intention to run my hand
over that sweat, to feel the hard-won muscle beneath, but here I am, petting
him as if he’s my favorite kitty.
“No. You talked about boundaries. I told you I was gonna fight, and I
ain’t above fightin’ dirty.”
“How dirty?” I breathe.
August’s lips curl up into a smile. “So dirty.”
Both hands snake around my waist and he lifts me onto the counter,
wedging his hips between my thighs. He hooks a finger in the sash and unties my
robe as if he were opening a gift made just for him. I wrap my legs around his
hips to pull him closer, and that’s all the admission he needs. He threads a
hand through my hair and pulls my neck back to expose the tender flesh to his
mouth. I close my eyes and whisper his name as my whole body turns to flame,
starved for the oxygen that only his touch can bring. His hot mouth trails down
my neck, his hands cup my breasts, squeezing, kneading, and I slide a hand
between us, into the waistband of his shorts. I take his hard length in my
hand, stroking him from base to tip. August grunts as he pushes my negligee out
of the way with frenzied hands. His fingers find me bare and exposed with no
panties.
“So fucking’ dirty,” he groans, wetting his lips.
 

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Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA Today and international bestselling author.Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU, 2015.

A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore makeup addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.

A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?

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Cover Reveal: Hot Valor by Lynn Raye Harris

 

HOT VALOR by Lynn Raye Harris

Published: July 18, 2017

ISBN: 978-1-941002-18-6

Military Romantic Suspense

 

 

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A new standalone romance from New York Times Bestselling Author Lynn Raye Harris. Sexy, action-packed, and thrilling!

 

Colonel John “Viper” Mendez searches for a ghost from his past… and when he finds her, nothing will be the same!

 

 

 

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EXCERPT ONE:

 

There were days that changed your life forever, though at first they felt perfectly ordinary. You got up, you got dressed, you prepared to go to work and Charlie Mike the hell out of the day. Continuing the mission was what Colonel John “Viper” Mendez lived for. Every day he sent teams around the world to save pieces of it, and every night he went to bed knowing that tomorrow would be more of the same.

He lived for the mission. He played sometimes, but not often, and when it was over he went back to work. He’d been doing it for so long that it was normal and expected. If he got up tomorrow and didn’t have a mission, he’d probably go out of his mind.

But today… Today there was still a mission.

Mendez—he’d long ago stopped thinking of himself by any name but that one—watched the news while he got dressed and fielded the usual calls about operations and statuses. His aide pulled up to the curb at precisely five-thirty a.m., and Mendez prepared to walk out the door.

His phone rang again and he lifted it to his ear with a clipped “Mendez.”

“Good morning, colonel,” a cheerful voice said.

Mendez stopped. “Black? What’s up?” Because Ian Black never called unless there was something important going on. Something that Mendez would want to hear.

“I’m saving your ass today, colonel.”

Lieutenant Connor waited patiently in the car as Mendez stared out the window. “What does that mean?”

“It means I’ve got news you need to hear. Today, around nine a.m., the military police will arrive at HOT HQ. They’ll be accompanied by a general officer who’s there to relieve you of command. They’ll probably arrest you, by the way.”

A boulder formed in his gut. It wasn’t fear. It was fury. “Why? And where did you hear this?”

“Why? Because Vice President DeWitt has finally convinced the president that you’re dangerous and need to be stopped.”

That little motherfucker. He’d been after HOT for the last couple of years. Being President Campbell’s running mate in a successful election had elevated him to a position he’d only dreamed about—and given him the power to do things he hadn’t had as a junior congressman.

“I’m not worried. The president’s daughter is married to one of my operators. Campbell won’t let HOT be defanged, and I can handle an inquiry.”

“This isn’t an inquiry, John. It’s a witch hunt. And I can’t tell you where I heard it, but trust me, it’s real. The president is caving in to pressure, whether he wants to or not.”

Ian had never called him by his first name in all the time they’d known each other. Black was a mystery, a disavowed CIA agent who wasn’t disavowed at all in Mendez’s opinion. He was deep undercover, so deep that Mendez couldn’t figure out who his handler was in the CIA. He’d questioned Samantha Spencer, the on again off again agent he had sex with, but she claimed not to know anything. Still, Mendez hadn’t forgotten how her fingers trembled that first time he’d asked.

“I still gotta go to work. Not showing up is an admission of wrongdoing, don’t you think?”

“No. I think it’s smart. Run while you can. Far better to work on exposing the truth than to be locked up and at their mercy.”

Jesus H. Christ. What a clusterfuck. Maybe he should run, but it wasn’t the way he was wired. Besides, he wasn’t helpless. A general and a few MPs weren’t enough to stop him if he really wanted to get away. He’d been in black ops far too many years to be helpless.

“You do things your way and I’ll do them mine.”

Ian Black sighed. “Your funeral,” he said. “But I think you should know something else.”

Mendez’s patience hung on by a thread. “What?”

“Katya wants you to run.”

“Who the fuck is Katya?”

“Ekaterina. She says you knew her sister. She said you’ll recognize her name.”

Everything inside him went still. It couldn’t be the name that sprang immediately to mind. He’d searched in the year since Dmitri Leonov had told him she wasn’t dead, but he’d found nothing. A sister? He didn’t remember Valentina talking about a sister. Must be someone else, yet still he hoped. “What name?”

“Valentina.”

Ice coated his veins, stilled his blood. Someone was fucking with him. Baiting him. Hoping he’d do something rash. Hell, it could even be Leonov. Who, true to his word, had gotten sprung from an American prison within months of being captured. It could also be Sergei Turov, who against all odds had survived the bullet Dex “Double Dee” Davidson put in him last year. He’d even learned to walk again. Now that man had an axe to grind for sure.

But rash was not how Mendez operated. Ever. He wasn’t called Viper because he reacted too quickly. No, he was Viper because his strike was silent and deadly.

“That name means nothing to me,” he said.

“Doesn’t it? Valentina Alexandrovna Rostov. Katya says you have a locket that belonged to her sister. Bring it to the Court of Two Sisters in New Orleans. Tomorrow morning, ten-thirty sharp. Ball’s in your court.”

The line went dead.

 

EXCERPT TWO (RACY WITH LANGUAGE):

 

Katya had dropped her backpack and fished out guns and ammunition. She was currently checking her weapons. She looked up at him, one delicate eyebrow arching. Her beauty was a grenade to his brain. A lightning rod to his cock. He wanted to fuck her and it pissed him off. He’d been with her less than eight hours and he wanted to strip her naked and make her scream his name.

He hadn’t had sex in months now, not since he’d broken it off with Sam. He wasn’t the kind of man who could walk into a bar and pick up a woman for a night of casual sex. At his rank, and with his job, it wasn’t wise. Foreign governments sent spies for just such occasions. Seduce the commanders, get information. Happened all the time, even though it seemed like a plot out of a bad spy movie. He’d seen it more than once. Idiots who should know better had their heads turned by free pussy—and lost their careers over it.

Therefore, he did not fuck around lightly. Even when the sexual drought took its toll and he was so sick to death of his hand he couldn’t even work up the enthusiasm to jerk himself off.

“Where did you find this place?” Katya asked.

He dragged his brain back from the brink of a full-blown waking fantasy. He’d been about to undress her and see if she tasted as hot as she looked. See if she had a fucking scar on her left thigh. He still wasn’t convinced that she didn’t.

Safer for her if she didn’t. Safer for him, too. Because he’d go fucking ballistic if she had that scar. If she was Valentina instead of an identical twin. He couldn’t even imagine what kind of person she’d have to be to lie for twenty-one years. To let him think she was dead and buried.

“We’re safe here, don’t worry,” he said roughly.

“That’s what I thought at the other place. Turns out it wasn’t true.”

“We won’t be here long.”

She shot him a questioning look. “Really? Where are we going?”

“You’ll know when we get there.”

 

 

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