Tuesday, September 1, 2015

RELEASE BLITZ: One compilation with REVIEW: Lucky by J.M. Darhower

~Short Stories Included in the Compilation~

Blind Date by Emma Hart ~ Blind Dates are the work of the
devil… especially when your date could be the devil. My name is Bee Donnelly,
and I’m a serial one-nighter. Carter Hughes is tonight’s Kryptonite.

One Night with Harrison by Heidi McLaughlin ~ Alicia Tucker has
had her eyes set on Harrison James from the beginning and all she wants is one
night to prove she’s the one for him.

A Vegas Love by Jillian Dodd ~ Boy (so freaking hot) meets
girl. On that drunken night, they hook-up (twice), then decide to party in
Vegas, and end up getting married. Consummate said marriage (quite a few times)
then girl sneaks out in the morning.

Lucky by JM Darhower ~ One night. That's all Maddalena Bazzoli
has left before family duty kicks in. Tomorrow, she'll be a committed woman, so
tonight? Tonight she's getting lucky and throwing caution to the wind.

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One Taste by LP Dover ~ All Luke wanted was one night with the
girl he wanted, but didn’t deserve. When he finally gets her, one taste might
not be enough. Unfortunately, it’s all he’s going to get.

Before the Wreckage by Melissa Collins ~ It’s been eighteen
years since David Andrews has seen Grace McCann. One night she’s in his dream
and the next she’s in his reality.

Hold It Against Me by Alivia Anders ~ Alyssa Grace is
determined to settle an age-old score, one that Mason Weston will never forget.
They say the easier way to get something out of your system is to indulge in
the fantasy.

Prelude by Anna Cruise ~ After a fight with his on-again,
off-again girlfriend, the last thing Nash needs is a mysterious stranger
knocking on his door in the middle of the night. Because as beautiful as she
is, their encounter will only be a prelude to much uglier things headed his

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Thou Shall Not Fall in Love by AO Peart ~ What happens when a
frustrated-with-her-love-life professional matchmaker meets a
committed-to-celibacy divorce attorney? An explosive and delicious mixture of
wild sex and brazen humor neatly wrapped in a friends-with-benefits agreement.

Quintessence by Cameo Renae ~ One night. One stolen moment. One
complete stranger. One bite. That’s all it took to change Kate’s life forever.

A Frigid Encounter by Jennifer Foor ~ A winter storm brings a
woman and man together during dire circumstances.

One Night Wife by Kelly Walker ~ Cole wants one night with a
pretty face before he deploys with his unit in two days, but the last thing he
expects is for his childhood crush to open the door. With only one night to
spend together, can they make up for a lifetime of missed opportunities?

Only Once by Julia Crane ~ With only months to live, Meghan
Clarke throws caution to the wind when she meets an arrogant stranger who makes
her feel more alive than she has in years.

A Night Worth Dying For by Lizzy Ford ~ In a city at the mercy
of a serial killer, Alicia Donovan takes a chance on a handsome stranger - and
will never be the same again. Erotic thriller.

Finding Skye by Morgan Black ~ Skye Kellan just wants a body to
snuggle up against during the lonely nights that remind her of a dark past. One
night with a potential client, is exactly the release she needs. No nightmares
when you don’t sleep, right?

Shattering all the Rules by Savannah Rylan ~ A rare night off.
A girls night out. When Simon meets Carolina, neither can deny themselves any
longer, and both decided it’s time to shatter all the rules.

Press Your Luck by SE Anderson ~ Marko Veltriv is used to
getting what he wants, but there’s always been one thing he knows even he can’t
have. Coogan MacNeal is a stranger with a dangerous temptation--one night,
indulging in his risky fantasy. How can Marko possibly resist?

Surprised by You by Steph Nuss ~ Tessa Wilder is in for a night
of surprises when Justin Jameson offers her a ride home.

~Book Review of Lucky by J.M. Darhower~
5 Stars

Let me start off by saying that I knew nothing of Lucky prior to receiving the information about the One compilation and the ARC of Lucky from author J.M. Darhower. I never go into books blind because that’s just not my style, but this was simply a short story so I opened it up knowing nothing more than the theme was one-night stands.

So in this short story, Maddalena Bazzoli is a mob man’s daughter looking to get lucky for one night, her last night of freedom before entering an arranged marriage.  She gets more than “lucky” and that’s all I’m going to say.

What I will say is that this is not my first time reading a J.M. Darhower story. In fact Monster in His Eyes is one of my favorite books.  And in just these short pages I could already feel that same style and by the time I reached the end, I was ready to go back and read it again, just to pick up on all the things that suddenly had new meanings than they did the first time around.  
“Tomorrow you might feel differently.”
I don’t think I’ve had a read like that since Monster so knowing that this is the prequel to an new upcoming stand-alone romantic suspense entitled Twenty to Life, well I can’t wait to read more! The groundwork is certainly there for another intriguing “hero” and a very complicated relationship.
“In another life, maybe this could’ve meant something.”
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