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Release Blitz & Review: American King by Sierra Simone

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The Cover: I never say this about covers but I really and I mean REALLY do not like this cover. Personally I don’t think it represents Ash at all and I wish really wish they would of given his character justice because he is KING and this cover is just horrible. But you know the saying ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’? That saying presents American King folks, hold onto your seats because this review is gonna get a bit crazy! 

Basics: American King was released on October 31st, 2017 and is 456 pages long. Genre wise American King belongs to contemporary, contemporary romance, angst and drama. 

Description: They say that every tragic hero has a fatal flaw, a secret sin, a tiny stitch sewn into his future since birth.  And here I am.  My sins are no longer secret. My flaws have never been more fatal.  And I’ve never been closer to tragedy than I am now.

I am a man who loves, a man whose love demands much in return.  I am a king, a king who was foolish enough to build a kingdom on the bones of the past. I am a husband and a lover and a soldier and a father and a president.

And I will survive this. Long live the King.
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Overall thoughts: I can’t believe the New Camelot series is over. I started American Queen last November and fell so in love with Sierra Simone’s beautiful writing, great characters and crazy off the wall, hair pulling, toe curling plot. I just can’t believe it’s over. We started with a Queen, learned more about a Prince and the story ended with the King. Where do I even begin? To be honest with you I thought this series was going to end horribly and ruin my life, no I’m serious. Dead serious.I haven’t been obsessed or more heartsick over a series like this since Harry freaking Potter. Greer, Embry and Ash will hold a piece of my heart for my entire life…that is how much I love this series. So let’s dive in this stunning conclusion! Warning: spoilers ahead!

With the way American Prince ended,(you can read my review here<–) I had the worst feeling ever. Everyone was torn apart: Ash found out he had a secret son with his SISTER, Embry left Ash and Greer so he can run against Ash for the Presidency, Abilene was supposedly pregnant with Embry’s child and our trio relationship seemed to be in ruins.  So how the heck was ANYTHING supposed to be fixed or worked out? I don’t know how but Sierra Simone wrapped up things quite nicely and even added a little bow!

Things were strained for several years between our Queen, Prince and King but they all worked out! I guess you could say the main thing about the trio’s relationship was that they persisted. Abilene married Embry and had his child, even so the love between Ash, Greer and Embry was strong. You would think that would be the main issue between all of them, but that wasn’t the case; it was the whole Ash vs Embry presidency that caused the main problems. Embry left Ash because he thought he failed protecting Greer so he decided to run against him, little did he know that our King had a plan to take down Melwas all along. All Embry had to do was be patience, but of course our little prince is anything but. 

There were three shocking revelations in American King, one the first one that involved Abilene. Her suicide bothered me more than I thought it would. When Sierra Simone mentioned writing a chapter from Abilene’s point of view in her group on Facebook, I was annoyed. Why did we need a chapter from the evil red haired demon that caused so many problems throughout this entire series? Why Sierra?! Haven’t you tortured us enough?! I’m kidding! Kind of. But yes, I felt sad and I felt sorry for Abilene because haven’t all of us cared for someone who didn’t feel the same way? We weren’t manic or crazy about it I’m sure but still, I felt bad for her. 

The second shocking thing about American King was Merlin! I seriously thought he would end up being the bad guy but nope! Merlin was team Queen-Prince-King all along!

And the craziest, shocking, out of left field part about American King? Greer, Ash and Embry are reincarnations of Queen Genevieve, King Arthur and Knight Lancelot. The biggest kicker of them all though? Merlin IS Merlin AND this entire thing has happened before and he’s SEEN it. Greer, Ash and Embry loved each other in another life and came back again to love each other once. Mind. Blown. I saw hints of Merlin actually having magical powers in American Prince and some hints in American Queen but the fact that Sierra actually went through with this in a contemporary romance book and officially making it a fantasy love story? She is seriously the best. 

I loved this story and these characters that made my toes curl and made me cry for hours on end. So much. I’m going to miss the crazy twists and turns that turned my world upside down! I HIGHLY recommend this series and can guarantee that you won’t regret it! Thank you Sierra Simone for writing such an amazing, crazy, life ruining story because I will cherish it forever. Long live the King, Queen and Prince! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “And now here we are in a tragedy of our own. Except we probably do deserve it.” -Embry

“I love you, and that will always be the end our story.” -Embry

“I hate you.”
“I love you and I’m going to make you cry tonight if you don’t say no to me.”
-Embry and Ash

“I will find them again and I will love them again. And if I have to, I will die for them again.” -Ash 

My Rating: 5/5 Shells

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American Queen (Book #1)
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About the Author: Sierra Simone is a former librarian who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk. She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.

Connect with Sierra:
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Thank you for much reading this review! If you’re interested head over to my Facebook and like my page! In honor of American King’s release I’ll be doing an eBook giveaway soon! 
You’ll have the chance to win an eBook copy of American Queen, American Prince or American King! Check it out here <– and Happy Reading! 

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book blogger meme · book sale · Kindle Unlimited Pick Of The Month

Kindle Unlimited Pick Of The Month: Hot Cop by Sierra Simone & Laurelin Paige

Each month I pick a book from Kindle Unlimited to share with you guys! Kindle Unlimited is a fabulous subscription that allows you to access a large selection of titles from the Kindle Store. With a Kindle Unlimited subscription you have access to over one million titles in the Kindle Store, including books, audio books, and magazines. It costs $9.99 a month and it is SO worth it guys! There are TONS of choices and books and I highly recommend it! You can learn more about Kindle Unlimited here <–
Sierra Simone has a new release American King coming out next week so in honor of that I thought I would review one of Summer 2017’s hottest releases. Both Sierra and Laurelin are amazing writers and I really love their books. Together they make an incredible team and  I’m really excited to share my thoughts on Hot Cop with you guys!

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The Cover: I like this cover a lot! I think it’s okay, it fits the story of the book perfectly and the model is very attractive. I like how his eyes are covered by glasses too giving off that ‘hot cop’ vibe. B+ 

Basics: Hot Cop was released on June 13th 2017 and is 288 pages long. Genre wise Hot Cop belongs to contemporary romance and cop romance.

Description:
Chase: You have the right to remain sexy.
Anything you say can and will be used to get you in my bed.
You have the right to use my body to give yourself a delirious, life-changing orgasm.
If you have trouble…don’t worry, I’m a bit of an expert in that department.
There’s nothing ‘thin’ about my blue line, if you catch my drift, and trust me, I know how to put those handcuffs to good use.

Livia Ward wants a baby before she’s thirty.  And even though Officer Chase Kelly is exactly the kind of cocky jerk this librarian has sworn off, he is undeniably hot.  Both of them think they can give each other what they want–a few nights of fun for Officer Kelly, a no-strings baby for Livia–but this hot cop is about to learn that sex, babies, and love don’t always play by the rules.

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Overall thoughts: Sierra Simone and Laurelin Paige are pure magic together, no seriously…they are literally the Disney version duo of the romance book world. Simone and Paige are fantastic writers, they create relatable and really attractive characters that make you root for them and covert them at the same time. Hot Cop is a great, funny and very steamy read. Livia Ward is a character that I think every person can relate to because let’s be honest, we all have a point in our lives where we are scared of how old we are getting or we fear we haven’t done enough in our lives. Suddenly the age you are about to become looms over your head and any age older than what you are is a death sentence. 

I am about to turn twenty six on Saturday and I can relate so hard to Livia. But her situation is a little bit different because she fears she’s getting too old to have a child. Enter Mr. Hot Cop himself Chase Kelly. At first he really just wants to bed Livia and move on with his Hot Cop ways but when he hears her proposal, a contract to conceive a baby with her suddenly everything changes. These two have great chemistry, they are funny and they will make your toes curl when you read about them. 

Hot Cop was one of my favorite summer reads and it’s a fantastic read if you’re into a story about two people clumsily falling in love and trying to make a baby at the same time while navigating everything else going around them. Hot Cop is currently on sale for $0.99 and is free to read if you’re part of the Kindle Unlimited program which I highly recommend doing! Happy Reading! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “I’m not into men, but I’m so into Chase. I’m so in love with Chase.” -Livia

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author: Sierra Simone is a former librarian who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk. She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.

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About Laurelin Paige: 
USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She’s also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn’t do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.

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Cover Reveal · new release · pre-order

Cover Reveal: American King by Sierra Simone

Enthralling and drop dead gasp-worthy.– CD Reiss, New York Times Bestselling Author

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American King, the stunning conclusion to the New Camelot Trilogy by Sierra Simone is coming October 31st!!

American King by Sierra Simone
Publication Date: October 31, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Hang Le

Photographer: Braadyn Penrod
Cover Model: Endi Zalic

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They say that every tragic hero has a fatal flaw, a secret sin, a tiny stitch sewn into his future since birth.  And here I am.  My sins are no longer secret. My flaws have never been more fatal.  And I’ve never been closer to tragedy than I am now.

I am a man who loves, a man whose love demands much in return.  I am a king, a king who was foolish enough to build a kingdom on the bones of the past. I am a husband and a lover and a soldier and a father and a president.

And I will survive this. Long live the king.

Pre-order Today!
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Start the Trilogy Today!
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About the Author: Sierra Simone is a former librarian who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk. She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.

Connect with Sierra:
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Twitter: @TheSierraSimone

Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SierraSimonesLambs/
Website: http://www.authorsierrasimone.com

Check out my reviews of American Queen (here) and American Prince (here)
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Review: American Prince by Sierra Simone

Oh my goodness this book RUINED, WRECKED AND BROKE ME. I love Sierra Simone and the American Queen series so much oh my goodness American Prince seriously ripped my heart out. Embry is literally one of my favorite male characters and I can relate to him a lot which I think is one of the main reasons I was so emotionally invested in this book. On top of that Sierra is a goddess with her amazing writing, CRAZY plot twists and sensual characters. This review will contain spoilers and ratings of a crazed book lover/reviewer, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

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The Cover: The American Trilogy series has some of the best covers in the romance genre I think and American Prince is gorgeous. Greer’s cover (American Queen) was blue and Embry’s (American Prince) is this gorgeous red and I am hoping American King will be white. A red, blue and white combo book covers would fabulous on my bookshelf! So here’s hoping! Anyway love this cover A++

Basics: American Prince is the second book in the American Queen trilogy and it is 330 pages. 

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Description: I’ve been many things.

I’ve been a son and a stepbrother. An Army captain and a Vice President. 

But only with him am I a prince. His little prince.

Only with Maxen and Greer does my world make sense, only between them can I find peace from the demons that haunt me. But men like me aren’t made to be happy. We don’t deserve it. And I should have known a love as sharp as ours could cut both ways.

My name is Embry Moore and I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States…for now.

This is the story of an American Prince.

***This is the second book in the American Queen Trilogy***

Overall thoughts: When I read American Queen, I didn’t expect to love it so much and I most certainly didn’t think that three people would be able to truly fall in love and truly love one another. I was very wrong and immediately fell in love with Greer, Ash and Embry’s story and how they all connected to one another and fell in love. American Queen ended on a cliff hanger and I knew that somehow Ash and Embry would save Greer without a doubt, HOWEVER I did not expect what would happen in the rest of American Prince. Sure, a hostile, enemy country is one problem but when your own family and friends are turning against you in your own country…I tend to think that is a bigger problem than Mewlas. The plot twists in this book, holy mother of chocolate..they just kept coming! First there were some small twists with Embry when they were soldiers, I didn’t think that they had such a hard time. I knew Embry said no to marrying Ash, but SEVEN years of going and forth? Yikes. The fact that Abilene was working with the Carpathians didn’t surprise me, but when she took it a step further and released her and the video of Greer and Embry? Seriously? AND SHE DID IT AGAIN when she blackmailed Morgan and Embry…seriously? One of the plot twists that made me really, really angry was the fact that Merlin told Embry not to marry Ash. So to recap: Merlin told Greer over and over (from when she was little girl to a teenager) to stay away from Ash and now we find out that he also told Embry to basically stay away from Ash? SERIOUSLY?! I don’t trust that dude AT ALL. Now the biggest plot twist and truth bomb of all…Ash has a child, a son…with his sister. What the heck? Abilene is blackmailing Embry and is apparently pregnant with his child, Ash is in shambles over the news of finding out he’s a father and Embry is quitting his Vice President position and is planning to run against Ash in the next election? AND WE HAVE TO WAIT TILL AUGUST/SEPTEMBER FOR AMERICAN KING? I just can’t. I haven’t been this upset over a book since JK Rowling killed off Dumbledore from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince six years ago. 

Biggest. Book. Hangover. Ever. 

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Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 +++++++++++++++++++++
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Favorite Quotes: “You’re sick. “No sweetheart, you’re sick. “I am, I know I am.” “We both are.” “That’s why he likes us.” Greer & Embry

“Little Princes couldn’t play with kings. They’d be destroyed.” -Embry

“I’m done running from you. I tried and it didn’t matter–you haunted me everywhere I went.” “And you haunted me. My little prince.” -Embry and Ash

“One, my king was broken. And two, I didn’t know how to fix him.” -Embry

“I have to become more than a prince. I have to become a king myself.” 
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Final thoughts: I have so many questions but most of all, with the way American Prince ended…I have NO CLUE how anyone (mainly Greer, Ash and Embry) will be happy, together, not together or at all. I seriously have no clue how Sierra is going to fix all of the messes that occured but I’m hoping she will!!! My biggest question for this book is this with the ending quote: “I have to become more than a prince. I have to become a king myself.” I am SO confused. So that obviously means Embry is running against Ash for President…BUT instead of the three of them together, does Embry running against Ash mean he just wants Greer for himself? Is the love story between Greer, Ash and Embry officially over? It needs to be August like right now because until then I am going to be dying waiting for the next installment in the American Queen series, American King

My Rating:   5/5 +++++++++++++++++++++
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About the Author: Sierra Simone is a former librarian who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk. She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.

Connect with Sierra:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSierraSimone/
Twitter: @TheSierraSimone

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Website: http://www.authorsierrasimone.com
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Review: American Queen by Sierra Simone

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The Cover: I adore this cover! I enjoy where most romance books have couples on the cover and they are very beautiful, intriguing and hot; but at the same time I’m loving the direction where a lot of romance books I’ve seen this year have been a cover of one person. Whether that’s the heroine of the book or the leading man, I like the change. American Queen’s cover is gorgeous and it’s always nice to see a picture of the heroine on the cover. This is who the story focuses on right? So why not put the leading lady on the a book cover? Bam! Seriously, American Queen is probably one if not my favorite book cover this year. 

Basics: American Queen was released on October 24 2016 and I am happy to say is book one in a planned trilogy. It is available on Amazon and Ibooks. American Queen is 392 pages long. 

Description: It starts with a stolen kiss under an English sky, and it ends with a walk down the aisle.

It starts with the President sending his best friend to woo me on his behalf, and it ends with my heart split in two.

It starts with buried secrets and dangerous desires…and ends with the three of us bound together with a hateful love sharper than any barbed wire.

My name is Greer Galloway, and I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States.

This is the story of an American Queen.

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Overall thoughtsWOW is literally the word that comes to mind when I think of American Queen. I was not expecting a lot of things such as how beautifully Sierra Simone writes, the way she easily weaves words together just takes my breathe away. The characters and story of American Queen had me setting down my kindle because I was so mesmerized by them and I honestly didn’t want the book to end. I was very, very happy to find out that there would be two more books but I had such a hard time finishing because I did not want this book to end. Ever. 

But enough of me gushing! Let’s move on to some of the the surprises I was discussing earlier. Now when you look at the book’s description, it obviously talks about Greer being in love with the President of the United States and how there’s some sort of love triangle going on in the book. What I did NOT expect was for Greer, Ash, the President of the United States and Embry, the Vice President of the United States loving one another. All three of them in love with each other. I was shocked and in a good way, because usually in romance stories are between two straight people. It’s 2016 and I was so happy to see a different style romance being put into words and it’s something different. It’s been done before sure and I have read similar stories like American Queen with a couple involving another person but nothing beats the writing of this book.

I am a military wife so I really appreciated reading about about both Ash and Embry’s background serving in the military and how they basically fell for one another fighting and protecting each other. I also really liked how Simone broke up the book into sections because Greer, Ash and Embry’s story doesn’t just happen overnight, it spans years. Again, something I really like reading about because most romance books see couples falling for each other just out of the blue with no history between them. Which is completely fine but it means so much more when there’s background between characters. 

I have NO IDEA where the story is going to go next but I’m so excited to see where and how takes the story of Greer, Ash and Embry next!

I just want to make a small note before I finish this section of this post: Fictional or not, everyone falls for each other differently and attractions vary. I like reading romance books because every character is different and each couple or couples have different relationships. Again, it’s 2016 and it’s so refreshing to read about something different because each character and person in this world deserve to find happiness regardless of their gender or sexual orientation, again both fictional and real. Love is love. 

Favorite characters: OH MY GOSH. I adore Embry! I really love Ash too but ah! Greer is also fascinating to me because she has so many different sides to her and I think she is very relatable too. I also really liked her Grandfather although he had minimal parts in American Queen. 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Bad character awards: Abilene. Just…read American Queen and you’ll find out why…but seriously, she is the reason why women hate and have issues supporting one another. 

Favorite Quotes: I had SO MANY favorite quotes from this book! So I apologize if it’s a lot more than I usually post but it was seriously that good. 

“I’m not just walking down the aisle to the man I’ve been in love with since I was sixteen, I’m walking down the aisle to marry the President of the United States.” -Greer

“You barely know me.” “You’re a war hero and the President of the United States. If I can’t trust you, I can’t trust anybody.” -Ash and Greer

“You’re with me. You’re not with him. You’re giving this to me.” -Embry (I mean..holy hell. All the heart eyes.)

“I love you. Surely you already know that. You must know.” -Ash

“This was supposed to by my fairy tale, with me as the princess and Ash as the prince, but there’s a third person ere, a person we both want and who wants both of us.” -Greer

Final thoughts: I loved American Queen and I will be waiting with bated breath for the sequel! I highly, HIGHLY suggest checking out American Queen if you are wanting to read something sexy and swoon worthy, but also fun and truly showcases what true love is and how far people are willing to go for the people they love. I hope you enjoyed this review and I hope you check out American Queen and Sierra Simone! 

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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