REVIEW – DEAD PRETTY by Samantha Towle

SYNOPSIS

I’d once believed that nothing would equal the pain of losing my parents.
I was wrong.
I had barely even begun to process their deaths when it started.
The love notes, flowers, gifts … all anonymously left on my porch.
Then, I opened my door to a dead bird.
At first, I thought it had died naturally.
I knew that wasn’t the case when I found my neighbor’s cat the next day.
Then, the murders started.
The victims … women who looked eerily similar to me.
I had a stalker. A murderous one.
And I had no clue who he was.
He never showed me his face.
Not even when he carved his final message into me.
I survived that night. But my life was over. It had ended the moment Tobias Ripley’s infatuation with me began.
So, I changed my name and moved away.
Now, I live a life of solitude. I don’t make connections with anyone.
Until Jack Canti walks into my life with his sharp eyes and easy smiles.
Only Jack isn’t the man he says he is.
And when the murders start again, I’m left wondering if it’s a copycat.
Or worse …
What if Tobias wasn’t the real killer after all … and the murderer has been right here with me all along?

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

”DEAD PRETTY” is a steamy & suspenseful thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seats. This is a break from Samantha Towle’s other book of work and she has proven she can’t be tied down to one genre. I was instantly intrigued by Audrey and there isn’t a doubt in my mind that readers are going to swoon hard over Jack Canti. You’ll be trying to put all the pieces of the puzzle together in order to solve the big mystery, but don’t be fooled into thinking you have all the answers. That’s what I thought and I was completely floored! This was an incredible read and a true page-turner!

Here are my overall ratings:
Hero: 5
Heroine: 4
Plot: 5
Angst: 4.5
Steam: 5++++
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

”DEAD PRETTY” releases on June 26th!

LIVE – DEAD PRETTY by Samantha Towle

 

From New York Times bestselling author Samantha Towle comes a gripping psychological thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.

 

I’d once believed that nothing would equal the pain of losing my parents.

I was wrong.

I had barely even begun to process their deaths when it started.

The love notes, flowers, gifts … all anonymously left on my porch.

Then, I opened my door to a dead bird.

At first, I thought it had died naturally.

I knew that wasn’t the case when I found my neighbor’s cat the next day.

Then, the murders started.

The victims … women who looked eerily similar to me.

I had a stalker. A murderous one.

And I had no clue who he was.

He never showed me his face.

Not even when he carved his final message into me.

I survived that night. But my life was over. It had ended the moment Tobias Ripley’s infatuation with me began.

So, I changed my name and moved away.

Now, I live a life of solitude. I don’t make connections with anyone.

Until Jack Canti walks into my life with his sharp eyes and easy smiles.

Only Jack isn’t the man he says he is.

And when the murders start again, I’m left wondering if it’s a copycat.

Or worse …

What if Tobias wasn’t the real killer after all … and the murderer has been right here with me all along?

 

 

BUY-LINKS

🖤 Amazon Worldwide: mybook.to/DeadPretty

 

PLAY LIST

  1. Take What You Want – Post Malone feat Ozzy Osbourne & Travis Scott
  2. Trust Nobody – Lil Wayne feat Adam Levine
  3. Ghost – Ella Henderson
  4. Incomplete – Backstreet Boys
  5. Lovely – Billie Eilish & Khalid
  6. The Night We Met – Lord Huron
  7. Alone Together – Fall Out Boy
  8. Better Love – Hozier
  9. Uninvited – Alanis Morissette
  10. Every Breath You Take – The Police
  11. Somebody’s Watching Me – Rockwell
  12. I Found – Amber Run
  13. Fade Into You – Mazzy Star
  14. Love Is Madness – Thirty Seconds To Mars feat Halsey
  15. Look What You Made Me Do – Taylor Swift
  16. Game of Survival – Ruelle
  17. Scared To Live – The Wkend

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Samantha Towle is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

A native of Hull, she lives in East Yorkshire with her husband, their son and daughter, and three large furbabies.

She is the author of contemporary romances, The Storm Series, The Revved Series, The Wardrobe Series, The Gods Series, and standalones, Trouble, When I Was Yours, The Ending I Want, Unsuitable, Under Her, River Wild, and Sacking the Quarterback which was written with James Patterson. She has also written paranormal romances, The Bringer and The Alexandra Jones Series. With over a million books sold, her titles have appeared in countless bestseller lists, and are currently translated into ten languages.

Sign up to Samantha’s newsletter for news on upcoming books

Join her reader group for daily man candy pics, exclusive teasers and general fun

Like her author page to keep in the know

Follow her on Amazon for new release alerts

Follow her on Instagram for random pics, and the occasional photo of her

Pinterest for her book boards

Also, Twitter to see the complete nonsense she posts

And lastly Bookbub, just because.

 

 

COVER REVEAL – DEAD PRETTY by Samantha Towle

Did you see the cover and blurb for New York Times Bestselling author Samantha Towle’s new psychological thriller DEAD PRETTY?! Coming June 26th, 2020!

PURCHASE LINKS:

Add to Goodreads ➜ https://bit.ly/30zwVlU

DEAD PRETTY will be available on Kindle Unlimited. Links will be posted on release day.

Sign up for Samantha’s mailing list now and be the first one notified when it goes live! ➜ http://samanthatowle.co.uk/newsletter-sign-up

SYNOPSIS:

I’d once believed that nothing would equal the pain of losing my parents.

I was wrong.

I had barely even begun to process their deaths when it started.

The love notes, flowers, gifts … all anonymously left on my porch.

Then, I opened my door to a dead bird.

At first, I thought it had died naturally.

I knew that wasn’t the case when I found my neighbor’s cat the next day.

Then, the murders started.

The victims … women who looked eerily similar to me.

I had a stalker. A murderous one.

And I had no clue who he was.

He never showed me his face.

Not even when he carved his final message into me.

I survived that night. But my life was over. It had ended the moment Tobias Ripley’s infatuation with me began.

So, I changed my name and moved away.

Now, I live a life of solitude. I don’t make connections with anyone.

Until Jack Canti walks into my life with his sharp eyes and easy smiles.

Only Jack isn’t the man he says he is.

And when the murders start again, I’m left wondering if it’s a copycat.

Or worse …

What if Tobias wasn’t the real killer after all … and the murderer has been right here with me all along?

Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs

 

LIVE – FINDING STORM (The Storm, #4) by Samantha Towle

The son of an icon.

He was a legend. Rock royalty.

A man I never met.

But I’m measured against him in every aspect of my life.

The only time I feel like me … the real me … is when I’m onstage with my band. But the more we grow in popularity, the more people compare me to him.

I’m not him. And I never will be. If only everyone could figure that out for themselves.

I need a break from it all.

Then, a confrontation has me jumping in my car, putting LA in my rearview mirror. And a stupid mistake ends up with my car on the side of the road. And straight into the path of a girl who is the exact opposite of everyone else in my life.

She’s like everything I used to know.

And she has no clue who I am.

Even if she did, I don’t think she’d care.

She thinks I’m cavalier.

I think she’s intriguing. And hot. Let’s not forget hot.

I’m stuck in this town overnight while my car is being fixed. But I’m thinking I’m gonna stick around a bit longer.

I’m Storm Slater, lead guitarist in Slater Raze and the only child of the late, great Jonny Creed. But, here, right now … I’m nobody. Just a regular guy.

I’m liking it a whole lot.

And I’m liking her even more.

WRAPPED UP IN READING’s REVIEW OF FINDING STORM

 

BUY LINKS

Amazon Worldwidemybook.to/FindingStorm
Paperback: mybook.to/FindingStormPaperback

PLAYLIST

“Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix

“The Monster” by Eminem, featuring Rihanna

“Thunderstruck” by AC/DC

“Enter Sandman” by Metallica

“Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by Simple Minds

“Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac

“Love Shack” by The B-52s

“I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston

“White Heat” by Madonna

“Paradise City” by Guns N’ Roses

“Summer of ’69” by Bryan Adams

“Afterlife” by Avenged Sevenfold

“I Don’t Care” by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber

“Hysteria” by Def Leppard

“God Is a Woman” by Ariana Grande

“Don’t Cry” by Guns N’ Roses

“Is This Love” by Whitesnake

“Glory of Love” by Peter Cetera

“Home Sweet Home” by Mötley Crüe

“Love Is a Battlefield” by Pat Benatar

 

 

About the Author

Samantha Towle is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

A native of Hull, she lives in East Yorkshire with her husband, their son and daughter, three large furbabies and their small grumpy cat.

She is the author of contemporary romances, The Storm Series, The Revved Series, The Wardrobe Series, The Gods Series, and standalones, Trouble, When I Was Yours, The Ending I Want, Unsuitable, Under Her, River Wild, and Sacking the Quarterback which was written with James Patterson. She has also written paranormal romances, The Bringer and The Alexandra Jones Series. With over a million books sold, her titles have appeared in countless bestseller lists, and are currently translated into ten languages.

Sign up to Samantha’s newsletter for news on upcoming books

Join her reader group for daily man candy pics, exclusive teasers and general fun

Like her author page to keep in the know

Follow her on Amazon for new release alerts

Follow her on Instagram for random pics, and the occasional photo of her

Pinterest for her book boards

Also, Twitter to see the complete nonsense she posts

And lastly Bookbub, just because.

REVIEW – FINDING STORM (The Storm, #4) by Samantha Towle

SYNOPSIS

The son of an icon.

He was a legend. Rock royalty.

A man I never met.

But I’m measured against him in every aspect of my life.

The only time I feel like me … the real me … is when I’m onstage with my band. But the more we grow in popularity, the more people compare me to him.

I’m not him. And I never will be. If only everyone could figure that out for themselves.

I need a break from it all.

Then, a confrontation has me jumping in my car, putting LA in my rearview mirror. And a stupid mistake ends up with my car on the side of the road. And straight into the path of a girl who is the exact opposite of everyone else in my life.

She’s like everything I used to know.

And she has no clue who I am.

Even if she did, I don’t think she’d care.

She thinks I’m cavalier.

I think she’s intriguing. And hot. Let’s not forget hot.

I’m stuck in this town overnight while my car is being fixed. But I’m thinking I’m gonna stick around a bit longer.

I’m Storm Slater, lead guitarist in Slater Raze and the only child of the late, great Jonny Creed. But, here, right now … I’m nobody. Just a regular guy.

I’m liking it a whole lot.

And I’m liking her even more.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

My hands are in her hair. Then, down to her back. Going lower, grasping her thighs as I urge her to wrap her legs around me so I can her even closer. Even though I don’t think I’ll ever get close enough to Stevie. I want to be inside of her in every way that matters. Inside of her the way she’s inside me. She’s under my skin.

To say I was over the moon excited when I heard Samantha Towle was writing another installment in ”The Storm” series is an understatement. Jake and Tru will always have a special place in my heart, and now another couple in the series has won my affections as well. I hope that readers are going to adore Storm and Stevie almost as much as I do!! Their story gave me all the feels! I’ve still got those butterflies as I replay their story in my head!!

Storm Slater is the long-lost son of the late Jonny Creed—guitarist of TMS. He’s the lead guitarist in his band, Slater Raze. Always living in the shadow of his deceased famous father. When the story starts, Storm is everything you’d expect a self-indulgent bad boy rock & roll God to be. I was not finding him to be the least bit appealing, but then he’s dealt a heartbreaking blow when a long-kept secret is revealed. Feeling lost and betrayed, he gets in his car and drives without a destination in mind, just to get away from the people who hurt him the most. His car ends up breaking down in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. It is in this beautiful vacation town that he meets the utterly beguiling and vivacious Stevie Cavalli. Her father owns the local auto repair shop and she co-runs the family B&B with her gran. From the moment she enters the story I was smitten. This twenty-four-year-old girl who has an adorable obsession with 80s music and movies and abhors littering had instantly become one of my top favorite heroines created by Samantha Towle.

Stevie casts an instant spell over Storm. Since she only listens to 80s music, she has no idea who Storm is. She is a breath of fresh air to him. He’s loving the freedom he feels whenever he’s with Stevie. This love bubble that they find themselves in has an impending expiration date. Los Angeles is Storm’s home and he has obligations to his band and record label. Lake Havasu is where Stevie’s family lives and there’s no way she can leave. Will Storm be able to let go of the one woman who has brought him more happiness than he’s ever experienced in his entire life?

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 4.5
Heroine: 5++++
Plot: 5
Angst: 4
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5+++++

”FINDING STORM” is currently available! Samantha Towle fans will not be disappointed! I’m so happy the author has breathed new life into one of my most cherished series!!

 

 

Amazon Worldwidemybook.to/FindingStorm
Paperback: mybook.to/FindingStormPaperback

COVER & BLURB REVEAL – FINDING STORM (The Storm, #4) by Samantha Towle

 

COVER & BLURB REVEAL!

New York Times bestselling author Samantha Towle’s newest book in the hugely popular STORM SERIES is coming September 6th, 2019!

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

Photograph: Wander Aguiar Photography

Model: Colton B.

There will be no pre-order, but sign up to receive an alert on release day: https://bit.ly/2WTt1nc

Add to your Goodreads TBR: https://bit.ly/2XU12Aw

Blurb for FINDING STORM:

The son of an icon.

He was a legend. Rock royalty.

A man I never met.

But I’m measured against him in every aspect of my life.

The only time I feel like me … the real me … is when I’m onstage with my band. But the more we grow in popularity, the more people compare me to him.

I’m not him. And I never will be. If only everyone could figure that out for themselves.

I need a break from it all.

Then, a confrontation has me jumping in my car, putting LA in my rearview mirror. And a stupid mistake ends up with my car on the side of the road. And straight into the path of a girl who is the exact opposite of everyone else in my life.

She’s like everything I used to know.

And she has no clue who I am.

Even if she did, I don’t think she’d care.

She thinks I’m cavalier.

I think she’s intriguing. And hot. Let’s not forget hot.

I’m stuck in this town overnight while my car is being fixed. But I’m thinking I’m gonna stick around a bit longer.

I’m Storm Slater, lead guitarist in Slater Raze and the only child of the late, great Jonny Creed. But, here, right now … I’m nobody. Just a regular guy.

I’m liking it a whole lot.

And I’m liking her even more.

LIVE – RIVER WILD by Samantha Towle

SYNOPSIS

A new town. A new identity. Pregnant and alone.

And far away from a past that can never find me.

River Wild.

Moody. Sullen. Asshole.

And my new neighbor.

I have no interest in befriending River. And he definitely doesn’t want to be befriended by me.

Then, he helps me rescue an abandoned dog. And, that day, I see something in his eyes that reflects back in my own. Sadness. Pain. Loneliness.

I know all of those things well.

An unwanted and unexpected friendship that somehow works. Then, without warning, it turns into something more.

River and I both have our secrets, and that’s okay. Because I understand him. And he understands me.

For the first time in my life, I have something I never thought I would have—happiness.

But happiness isn’t forever. Not for people like me.

Especially not when my past is waiting just around the corner, ready to come and take it all away.

 

BUY-LINKS

Amazon: mybook.to/RiverWild

 

 

WRAPPED UP IN READING’s REVIEW OF RIVER WILD

 

About the Author

Samantha Towle is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since.

She is the author of contemporary romances, The Storm Series, The Revved Series, The Wardrobe Series, The Gods Series, and standalones, Trouble, When I Was Yours, The Ending I Want, Unsuitable, Under Her, and Sacking the Quarterback which was written with James Patterson. She has also written paranormal romances, The Bringer and The Alexandra Jones Series, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, Lana Del Rey, and more of her favorite musicians.

A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.

REVIEW – RIVER WILD by Samantha Towle

SYNOPSIS

A new town. A new identity. Pregnant and alone.
And far away from a past that can never find me.

River Wild.
Moody. Sullen. Asshole.
And my new neighbor.

I have no interest in befriending River. And he definitely doesn’t want to be befriended by me.

Then, he helps me rescue an abandoned dog. And, that day, I see something in his eyes that reflects back in my own. Sadness. Pain. Loneliness.

I know all of those things well.

An unwanted and unexpected friendship that somehow works. Then, without warning, it turns into something more.

River and I both have our secrets, and that’s okay. Because I understand him. And he understands me.

For the first time in my life, I have something I never thought I would have—happiness.

But happiness isn’t forever. Not for people like me.

Especially not when my past is waiting just around the corner, ready to come and take it all away.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Love is like a river, never ending as it flows but gets greater with time.

 

 

Once I picked this book up, there was no putting it down until I got to the end. RIVER WILD starts off with some very painful subject matter, and the author does add a note at the beginning of the book, warning that the situations in her story can be triggers for some readers. Know this going in! But, I have to say this story was beautiful and it would be a shame for anyone to miss out on it. Samantha Towle has knocked it out of the park with this one!

 

 

Carrie Ford has just moved to a small town in Texas under a new identity. She had to in order to provide her unborn child with a better life. Staying with her abusive husband was not an option. She’s been to hell and back and yet there is still so much purity & sweetness in her. She tries to make friends with her next-door neighbor, but he is one hell of a prickly bastard who is obnoxious and rude to her every chance he gets.

But River’s cold exterior is no match for the sweet and endearing Carrie. These two may seem as different as night and day, however, they’re kindred spirits in their horrifying pasts that still haunt them. River has only ever loved two people in his life, his mother and grandmother. They’re the only people who ever showed him true love and compassion. Ugly rumors about his family have spread throughout town, and he’s learned to keep his distance from the outside world until Carrie moves next door to him. River and Carrie are inexplicably drawn to each other and it’s through their special bond that they’re able to start on the path to healing.

 

 

 

You can’t help but fall in love with these characters and hope for a beautiful ending for them!

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 5
Heroine: 5
Plot: 5
Angst: 4.5
Steam: 4
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

RIVER WILD is currently available and is on sale for 99 cents today only! Make sure you one-click!!

Amazon: mybook.to/RiverWild

COVER REVEAL – RIVER WILD by Samantha Towle

Did you see the cover and blurb for Samantha Towle’s upcoming release RIVER WILD?! Coming January 14th, 2019!

PURCHASE LINKS:

Add to Goodreads ➜ https://goo.gl/NwQNKe

River Wild will be available on Kindle Unlimited. Links will be posted on release day.

Sign up for Samantha’s mailing list now and be the first one notified when it goes live! ➜ http://samanthatowle.co.uk/newsletter-sign-up

SYNOPSIS:

A new town. A new identity. Pregnant and alone.

And far away from a past that can never find me.

River Wild.

Moody. Sullen. Asshole.

And my new neighbor.

I have no interest in befriending River. And he definitely doesn’t want to be befriended by me.

Then, he helps me rescue an abandoned dog. And, that day, I see something in his eyes that reflects back in my own. Sadness. Pain. Loneliness.

I know all of those things well.

An unwanted and unexpected friendship that somehow works. Then, without warning, it turns into something more.

River and I both have our secrets, and that’s okay. Because I understand him. And he understands me.

For the first time in my life, I have something I never thought I would have—happiness.

But happiness isn’t forever. Not for people like me.

Especially not when my past is waiting just around the corner, ready to come and take it all away.

Photo Credit: Wander Aguiar Photography

Model: Andrew Biernat

Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs

 

LIVE – RUSH (Gods #2) by Samantha Towle

 

With the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select…”

It’s been three years since quarterback Ares Kincaid’s NFL dream came true, and he’s living the high life. The days of cleaning up after his drunk of a father are long gone, and he has no intention of going back.

A car crash and DUI charge meant a lengthy stint in rehab for Arianna Petrelli, and her dream of being a professional artist slips further away when she’s sacked from her position at a gallery. Her need for a job stronger even than her dislike of football, Ari goes to work for her father, the head coach of the New York Giants.

Ares hates alcoholics, which is fine with Ari because she thinks he’s a brainless jock. Yet when Ares rescues Ari from a situation with her ex-boyfriend, an unlikely friendship begins – one that quickly becomes more.

But messing around with the coach’s daughter can only lead to one thing…trouble.

RUSH has a special pre-order price of $0.99/£0.99. This is the only time it will be on sale. Price will rise to $3.99/£2.99 on release day.

Amazon US: http://a.co/6w3tHVy
iBooks US: https://goo.gl/HTtnnG
B&N: https://goo.gl/G9gsDn

Add to Goodreads: https://goo.gl/zLrv8i

 

WRAPPED UP IN READING’s REVIEW OF RUSH

 

 

 

 

Bio

SAMANTHA TOWLE is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since.

She is the author of contemporary romances, The Storm Series and The Revved Series, and stand-alones, Trouble, When I Was Yours, The Ending I Want, Unsuitable, Wardrobe Malfunction, Under Her, Breaking Hollywood, Ruin and Sacking the Quarterback, which was written with James Patterson. She has also written paranormal romances, The Bringer and The Alexandra Jones Series. All of her books are penned to the tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, Lana Del Rey, and more of her favorite musicians.

A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.