Release Blitz – Heartless King by Maya Hughes





Title: Heartless King

Series: Kings of Rittenhouse #5

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

Release Date: April 23, 2020



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Two blue lines. That means not pregnant, right? Right? Oh, sh*t.

Five years ago, Colm Frost asked me to marry him and I ran. I ran from my painful past too raw and fresh to escape. He was the only one who looked at me like I wasn’t broken and made me believe it. He made me feel it.

Now, he’s the hot, angry, hockey player on the mend.

I’m the physiotherapist who’s supposed to get him back on his feet.

I don’t think our night together was what his doctor prescribed, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t dreamt of him every time I close my eyes. I woke up beside him with my body still singing from the way he fanned the flames of my desire, but I couldn’t stay.

His lips on my neck. His hands wrapped around my waist. His impressive…ahem, touch leaving me breathless.

One moment of wild inhibition and it’s come back to bite me in the butt. Kind of like he did that night.

But a baby? Our night was supposed to be a one time thing, closing a door on the future I couldn’t handle.

Will this new bump in the road be everything we needed to find our forever?

Heartless King is a standalone friends to enemies to lovers, accidental pregnancy romance that brings all the laugh out loud, angsty feels!





The way she bit her bottom lip while sitting in the back of the taxi sent my heart thundering against my ribs, trying to make a quick escape out the window. She was going through all those thoughts blinking like big caution signs on a dark night saying “No, don’t do this. It’s irresponsible. Here are twenty seven reasons this is a bad idea.” I didn’t want to be a bad idea or a mistake in her mind. She sure as hell wasn’t one in mine.

Tugging her toward me, nearly sitting on my lap, I sealed her parted lips mid-gasp with a kiss. Threading my fingers through her hair, I let my tongue dance along her lips, before delving inside.

The taxi driver cleared her throat. Only then did I remove my hand from under her skirt, tracing the edges of her panty line with the tips of my fingers.

I released my hold on her.

Now, her pink cheeked glances and slightly mussed hair were a hallmark to how far away I’d pushed those thoughts out of her mind. That along with her fingers intertwined with mine. Her pulse drumming against my palm.

She had no trouble putting her hands all over me during one of our sessions, but could still be shy about us exploring one another’s bodies. An exploration I wouldn’t be finished with until I’d committed each inch of her to memory and could discover which spots made her gasp, whimper and moan.

Her gaze kept darting to the tent in my pants.

”At this point, I’d think you’d be used to it.”

With a hasty cash tip to the driver, I hustled her out of the taxi.

We burst through the front door like a zombie hoard was following us through the streets.

With a mischievous grin over her shoulder, Imogen danced outside of my grasp.

Her laugh made me smile as she took off up the stairs, shedding clothes along the way. I gathered up each piece like the world’s most tempting breadcrumbs.

A heel, then another.

Her soft black wrap.

The perfectly formed cups of her light gray bra hung on the railing at the top of the stairs.

I stood silently, trying to find her. She was a stripping Houdini.

Her dress, the one that fit her perfectly, in a heap on the floor.

My blood thrummed in my veins, pounding harder with each step. I’d been inside her less than an hour ago and already I was ravenous for her touch.

And that’s when I remembered. The bright blue, lacy fabric in my pocket.

She was totally naked.











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Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.










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Blog Tour Review – Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry


Hello Lovelies and Happy Friday! I hope you’re all doing well, staying home and being safe. This past few months has been really scary and stressful and never knowing what tomorrow will be like is putting us on edge. I just wish this would be over soon, but in the meantime, let’s do our part in helping everyone stay safe. Also, don’t forget to hug your loved ones as long as you can. I’m definitely spending my time at home (after my work hours) to be with my family and fur babies. And, once in a while, escape and travel through books and today, I have a moving and wonderful story to share with you.

Welcome to by Blog Tour Review for Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry. Thank you to the author and publisher, Algonquin Young Readers for my Free ARC copy and Hardcover copy.


In a stunning follow-up to her National Book Award–longlisted novel All the Wind in the World, Samantha Mabry weaves an aching, magical novel that is one part family drama, one part ghost story, and one part love story.



Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers

Published: March 24, 2020

Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary, Magical Realism

ISBN: 9781616208967

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages







The Torres sisters dream of escape. Escape from their needy and despotic widowed father, and from their San Antonio neighborhood, full of old San Antonio families and all the traditions and expectations that go along with them. In the summer after her senior year of high school, Ana, the oldest sister, falls to her death from her bedroom window. A year later, her three younger sisters, Jessica, Iridian, and Rosa, are still consumed by grief and haunted by their sister’s memory. Their dream of leaving Southtown now seems out of reach. But then strange things start happening around the house: mysterious laughter, mysterious shadows, mysterious writing on the walls. The sisters begin to wonder if Ana really is haunting them, trying to send them a message—and what exactly she’s trying to say.





Haunting, Beautifully Written, and Deeply Moving 

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Haunting and beautifully written, Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry is a raw, empowering, and deeply moving story about grief, self-discovery, and the unbreakable bond between sisters. It’s a tragic, painful, and dark story, but it’s also wonderfully healing, hopeful and filled with so much love.

The Torres sisters are dealing with their own battles and grief over losing their eldest sister, Ana. Rafe, their father, has demons of his own and isn’t the easiest person to live with. They’re all struggling and hurting in their own ways and when Ana’s ghost starts to haunt them, the sisters come together and find the strength they need to overcome their fears and finally move forward.

I took a while to get through this book not because it wasn’t amazing cause it’s definitely that in so many ways. I just felt like I had to get to know the Torres sisters really well, be with them, and experience whatever they feel. Their pain was so palpable and watching the sisters deal with their grief made my heart ache. They’re flawed and not always easy to relate with, but there’s something so magnetic, genuine, and real about them. I definitely have a soft spot for Rosa, but all the sisters affected me. Jessica frustrated me cause of her relationship with her boyfriend, but I also felt her anger and anguish the most. Iridian’s insecurities made me hurt and I just wanted to protect her. And even though the sisters are in their own little world searching for something to ease their pain of losing Ana, I loved that they’re always there to protect each other no matter what happens.

This story is breathtakingly mesmeric, unique, and touching. Samantha Mabry’s writing is gorgeous, riveting and had me enthralled until the end. The plot is filled with aches and pain, but also joy and hope. I enjoyed the magical realism, the few lighthearted moments, the thrills, and the surprises that had me turning the pages. I loved the Torres sisters and the side characters are quite interesting too. I really enjoyed reading this book and can’t wait to read more from Mabry. Tigers, Not Daughters is truly a beautiful and engrossing story and I honestly can’t recommend it enough.

I received a copy of this book from the author and publisher, Algonquin Young Readers, in exchange for a fair and honest review and for participating in the Book Tour. All thoughts are my own.





Samantha Mabry credits her tendency toward magical thinking to her Grandmother Garcia, who would wash money in the kitchen sink to rinse off any bad spirits. She teaches writing and Latino literature at a community college in Dallas, where she lives with her husband, a historian, and a cat named Mouse. She is the author of A Fierce and Subtle Poison and All the Wind in the World. Visit her online at or on Twitter: @samanthamabry.





Thanks for stopping by sweeties. I hope you enjoyed reading this review and add this beautiful book on your TBR. Until next time, take care, stay home, read some books, and most importantly stay safe.