Release Day Blitz + ARC Review + Giveaway: STRONG SIGNAL by Megan Erickson, Santino Hassell

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Title: Strong Signal
Series: Cyberlove #1
Author: Megan Erickson, Santino Hassell
Publishing: February 15th, 2016
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Kobo

Goodreads synopsis:
I was counting down the months until the end of my deployment. My days were spent working on military vehicles, and I spent my nights playing video games that would distract me until I could leave Staff Sergeant Garrett Reid behind.

That was when I met him: Kai Bannon, a fellow gamer with a famous stream channel.

I never expected to become fixated on someone who'd initially been a rival. And I'd never expected someone who oozed charm to notice me—a guy known for his brutal honesty and scowl. I hadn't planned for our online friendship to turn into something that kept me up at night—hours of chatting evolving into filthy webcam sessions.

But it did. And now I can't stop thinking about him. In my mind, our real life meeting is perfect. We kiss, we fall into bed, and it's love at first sight.

Except, like most things in my life, it doesn't go as planned.

*Strong Signal is a standalone, full-length novel with no cliffhanger*
Mana's Review

There's a lot I could say about this book but one thing I will say is how HOT this was but also at the same time really adorable. It was full of consent and so much communication, I was so over the moon over it because I love when couples communicate instead of misinterpreting everything with each other. It was so great how both authors showcased and internet romance. It was raw, gritty and so heartbreaking but at the same - so amazing, I loved this book lots.

Silvana's Review 

It's no surprise that I enjoyed a Megan Erickson book. But this is my first time reading something from Santino Hassell and let me tell you: I'm here to stay. They do a pretty good team together; STRONG SIGNAL was so much fun and I pretty much started and finished it the same day. Also I recommend not to read it when you're taking classes/in school, it is bound to get HOT. 

Kai and Garrett were sweet to meet for the first time. And this book has a somewhat twist - I think I've never read it - these two met online, while playing videogames. One is at his apartment and he is a sensation on the internet. One is on the military and he is rough and grumpy and kind of done with everything. Somehow they match and are 1000% cute together. My heart couldn't stop shouting "HOLY COW I'M GONNA PASS OUT" every time they were together. 

I loved everythig about this book and had a good time while reading it. It's real and sweet and pretty freaking steamy in some particular scenes (I nearly died, to be honest). Megan and Santino, PLEASE WRITE MORE BOOKS TOGETHER. I know you're writing next Cyberlove books which I'm ecstatic (~ ̄▽ ̄)~

Megan Erickson is a former journalist who switched to fiction when she decided she liked writing her own endings better. She likes to pretend she has control now, but usually her characters are the ones who hold the reins. Her romance novels have a touch of humor, a dash of nerdy, and always a happily ever after.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids, and two cats named after John Hughes characters. She's still waiting for the party she was promised when she grew to five feet... maybe because she never got there.


Santino Hassell was raised by a conservative family, but he was anything but traditional. He grew up to be a smart-mouthed, school cutting grunge kid, then a transient twenty-something, and eventually transformed into an unlikely romance author.

Santino writes queer romance that is heavily influenced by the gritty, urban landscape of New York City, his belief that human relationships are complex and flawed, and his own life experiences.


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