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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Josh Bradley ~ Light Her Fire by Samantha Beck (Giveaway)





Let me introduce you all to the delectable Josh Bradley. Now don't let this boy fool you, he's very bad with a wick tongue. Who might have your panties melt off (or at least I hope) by the end of this round. Josh is currently the Fire Chief in Bluelick, Kentucky. Now the women folk of Bluelick have contemplated on "torching their own kitchens, and feigning loss consciousness to get a ride on his broad shoulders".

InkSlinger PR Cover Reveal: Better When He's Brave by Jay Crownover

Image Map    We are swooning big time about this cover for Jay Crownover's BETTER WHEN HE'S BRAVE! BETTER WHEN HE’S BRAVE is a New Adult Contemporary Romance and is the 3rd book in The Point Series, published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins. It is due to be released on August 11th!! Pre-order now and be sure to grab the first two books, BETTER WHEN HE'S BAD and BETTER WHEN HE'S BOLD while you wait!




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  About BETTER WHEN HE’S BRAVE

Sizzling PR Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: In Flames by Jessica Jayne


In Flames 
by Jessica Jayne
Evernight Publishing 
April 25, 2013


Synopsis:
Gracelyn Riley married a firefighter and she knew that came with some risks. But she never imagined herself widowed in her early thirties with two children to care for on her own. Even though she had asked her husband, Chad, for a trial separation the week before his death because she found out about an affair he was having, dealing with the last year without him has not been easy. Her brother-in-law, Matt, has been the rock that has kept her from collapsing.

As a fireman, Matt Riley had been at the scene when his brother was killed. Several other firefighters had to hold him back to keep him from going after his brother in the collapsing building. The last year has been difficult for Matt. He suffered greatly from survivor’s guilt and drank himself into oblivion on several occasions. His one saving grace has come in the form of his sister-in-law, Gracelyn. Her friendship has pulled him through time and time again.

With the year anniversary of Chad’s death upon them, Gracelyn and Matt turn to each for support and comfort. What they didn’t expect was to realize that their feelings for each other may go well beyond the solid friendship they share. Can they overcome the guilt and the scrutiny of their family and friends to find love together?

Excerpt from In Flames:

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

InkSlinger PR Release Day Blitz + Giveaway: Sex On The Beach Series (Next Installment)

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Today is the release day launch for the next books in the SEX ON THE BEACH series! This series includes the novellas FINDING YOU by Jenna Bennett, LOSING US by Jen McLaughlin, and CHASING ME by Jennifer Probst. All 3 titles were released today!

 
 

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CHASING ME

by Jennifer Probst

BOOK SUMMARY:

Quinn and James' Story Continues in Chasing Me...

It was supposed to be a love story....

I knew she was out of my league but I didn’t care. Looking back, I wonder if I hadn’t pursued her, would things have turned out differently? Is it Fate that determines our choices in life? God? Free will? Or just plain old innate selfishness?

I got her, of course. There hadn’t been a girl I wasn’t able to seduce. Problem was she seduced me right back, body, mind, and soul. She possessed me, tormented me, and showed me a world that was so bright and pure I was almost blinded.

Didn’t she know after such a drug I could never settle for less? Didn’t she realize no matter how many times I screwed up, or broke her heart, or bent her to my will, I’d never be able to let her go? If I hadn’t known such intensity existed, would it have been better for both of us?

True love, the real kind, isn’t nice and sweet and pure. No, it’s dirty, and sinful, and messy. It’s like ripping a chunk of flesh from your body and watching yourself bleed out in slow, helpless intervals until you thankfully pass out.

This isn’t a love story. But it’s the only story I got.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Tempt the Night by Dixie Lee Brown


Tempt the Night
Trust No One # 5
By: Dixie Lee Brown
Releasing February 24th, 2015
Avon Impulse


Blurb
Dixie Lee Brown concludes her thrilling Trust No One series with the fast-paced tale of a damaged hero and the sexy fugitive he can't help falling for.

Samantha "Mac" McCallister barely believes her own tale of dirty cops and murder that landed her in the hands of the sexy Jim Brady. One minute she was enjoying a ride-along in her best friend's cruiser, the next he's dead and she's wanted for his murder. Mac never expected to be hiding out from the law, but with Jim by her side, maybe she can survive long enough to clear her name. The question is, can she survive the way Jim makes her feel?

Former Navy Seal Jim Brady works best under pressure. At least he used to. Now, fighting flashbacks from his time in Iraq, he has given up everything he knows in order to protect the innocent … from himself. So working with a woman on the run from the law? Not in his plans for this lifetime. Still, something about the blue-eyed beauty tells him she's not the source of the danger—she's running from it. Deep down he knows he'll protect her no matter what. But his heart? That's another story.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Thirty Days to Win His Wife by Andrea Laurence (Review)

The past couple of days I have been working my way through Thirty Days to Win His Wife by Andrea Laurence. I have to say that I enjoyed these two best friends.

Anyway, Amelia ended up going to her 10 year reunion thinking it was going to be great cause she has a successful business. Instead she felt like a failure, cause it seem like everyone was married with kids. On an impulse she ends up marrying her best friend Tyler Dixon in Vegas. We should all know how I feel about Vegas and things that happen. If not, we should know that what happens in Vegas never stays there. In this case that holds true.

After they were married, they believed that a quickie annulment would work, but circumstances change from few weeks they were married. *Snickers* Now there magical time in Vegas has come to a screeching halt and Amelia has tell Tyler he's going to be a daddy. Now Tyler feels that need to stay together for the baby, and negates to tell Amelia he might have stronger feelings for her. So, she believes he's just staying for the baby. Loads of fun.

I enjoyed Thirty Days to Win His Wife, because Tyler and Amelia have this easy camaraderie. After all they have been best friends for 14 years, and each of them has put one another before anyone else. I love Tyler's determination to try to win Amelia to love him, at the same time he's kind of selfish, because he doesn't want to sacrifice his heart.  So, you see a tug of war between the two of them. We start to see that they both fall for one another, but neither one admits it. Honestly, this was a pretty fun story. Tyler's romantic gestures are super sweet, and slowly chips away Amelia's armor. I liked the turning point in the story, and enjoyed the revelation Amelia receives. Overall, Thirty Days to Win His Wife is a fun, loving story that brings these two friends to something special.

Copy provided by the author

Rating 4 1/2 Stars

Lusting for Covers (61): The Unlikely Lady by Valerie Bowman


Lusting for Covers is a weekly meme, held on Sunday, that allows bloggers to share their current cover obsession with fellow book lovers.

This meme is hosted by TBQ @ TBQ's Book Palace.



This Weeks Selection:

The Unlikely Lady by Valerie Bowman
Publisher: St. Martin Press (May 20015)
Series: Playful Brides, 3
Genre: Historical 

Blurb:

FOR THE BACHELOR AND THE BLUESTOCKING…
Certain that no man wants a bluestocking for a wife, Miss Jane Lowndes is careful to wield her books and her spectacles as weapons against matrimony. Convincing her ambitious mama that she’s content to stay a spinster is easier said than done, however. It’s a good thing Jane is not above a bit of manufactured scandal if it will keep her from the altar, and the argumentative, contrary Lord Garrett Upton… 
ROMANCE IS NEVER BY THE BOOK
With the war over, Garrett is determined to enjoy his bachelor’s life while he can, even when it means attending a house party in celebration of a friend’s wedding—and suffering Jane’s notorious disdain. But when a masquerade ball leads to a mistaken kiss, he’s surprised to learn that Jane’s bookish exterior hides a truly passionate soul. When two such headstrong people are determined to remain unattached, can love lead to a happy ending?

Preorder Links:

Why?

I love the blue of her dress and I'm excited about Jane's and Garrett story. Here's why throughout the whole series you see these two at each others throat. So, I CAN'T WAIT for this story. What are you lusting? 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Dirty Beautiful Rich (Part Three) by Eva Devon (Review)

When we start Part Three of Eva Devon's Dirty Beautiful Rich, we have arrived in Ireland. I adore Julie's enthusiasm for being in the land of her ancestors. It's quite refreshing. Anyway, we get a little more of the story. Damien's secrets start to slowly reveal themselves. Kind like the onion, and we are slowly peeling away the layers. However, there are a lot of layers to this onion.

What we find in this part of the story is things viewed in Julie's eyes and meeting Damien's family. I must say they are an interesting bunch. So far we've had Damien working on Julie's self-cofindence. However, by the end of Part Three I wonder if what he did might set him back a couple steps. I felt crush for Julie, but she kind of presses forward. What will Part Four bring us? Oh the agony of the wait.

Copy provided by author

Rating:
4 Stars

Friday, February 27, 2015

Forever Romance Vicky Drieling Top 5 + Giveaway: What A Devilish Duke Desires




Today I got a chance Vicky if she could go on a date with her heroes who would she choose, in order 1st to 5th.


1.     Bellingham – he’s hot!
2.     Harry – he’s funny and sweet
3.     Tristan – he’s so honorable
4.     Hawk – he’s hysterical
5.     Will – because he reads poetry.


I would like to thank Vicky for sharing her top five heroes. So, now you all know that Vicky would pick Bell first to go on a date. If you have read any of Vicky's books, who would you pick? I personally would pick Hawk, he's my favorite out all of them. I have to admit he's pretty funny. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cover Reveal: Edge of Danger by Katie Reus

Edge of Danger 
Deadly Ops #4
Katie Reus
Signet
Release Date: Nov. 3, 2015




 Blurb:

The new Deadly Ops novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Shattered Duty—in the series that delivers “fast-paced romantic suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat!”*

When an assassin tries to kill undercover DEA agent Tucker Pankov the same week his boss is taken out, Tucker has good reason to be paranoid. And when other members of his elite team are not only targeted, but stripped of top-secret security clearance, Tucker has one shot at discovering who wants them dead—and why. So he kidnaps the only woman he thinks can save them.

Brilliant NSA analyst Karen Stafford doesn’t like being forced into anything, especially by someone she doesn’t trust. Yet after a hijacked US-owned drone starts attacking government installations resulting in mass casualties, Karen has to take Tucker’s side.  Now, two unlikely allies must unite to prevent an escalating and unthinkable terrorist conspiracy. But as Tucker and Karen grow intimate, they realize the conspiracy runs deep, and their enemies are closer than anyone realized.

*New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden


Preorder Link:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Katie's Links:



What are your thoughts on Tucker? I mean he's pretty hot right there. 


Forever Romance Cover Reveal: Untamed by S.C. Stephens

Untamed 
Thoughtless #4
by S.C. Stephens
Forever Romance
Expected Date Nov. 3, 2015



About UNTAMED
Griffin Hancock is tired of being stuck behind Kellan Kyle's spotlight. He's the best, the main event, and everyone should know it. He has Anna, and his beautiful daughter Gibson, and to hell with the rest of them. A new venture presents itself, and Griffin decides this is his chance. When he tells the band about his new side gig, they are less than supportive. Undaunted by their criticism, Griffin decides to take matters into his own hands. Packing up his family, he leaves Seattle behind and returns to L.A. to break out on his own. But success isn't as easy as Griffin thought it would be, and he soon finds that the phrase 'You don't know what you've got until it's gone', is all too true.

Preorder Links:

Soon to be at retailers everywhere including Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, iTunes, Kobo, and IndieBound too!




About S.C. Stephens
S. C. Stephens is a #1 bestselling author who enjoys creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance. In addition to writing, she likes spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading, listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with her friends and family.  She and her two children reside in the Pacific Northwest. 

Connect with S.C. online!




What do you think of the cover? Wet t-shirt with a good looking guy on the cover, what else do you need. 

Cover Reveal: Behind a Lady's Smile by Jane Goodger

Behind a Lady’s Smile
By Jane Goodger
Coming August 2015


The Lost Heiresses

It’s one thing for a girl to lose her way, quite another to lose her heart…

Genny Hayes could charm a bear away from a pot of honey. But raised in the forests of Yosemite, she’s met precious few men to practice her smiles upon. Until a marvelously handsome photographer appears in her little corner of the wilderness and she convinces him to take her clear across the country and over the seas to England, where she has a titled grandmother and grandfather waiting to claim her. On their whirlwind journey, she’ll have the chance to bedazzle and befuddle store clerks and train robbers, society matrons and big city reporters, maids and madams, but the one man she most wants to beguile seems determined to play the gentlemen and leave her untouched. Until love steps in and knocks them both head over heels…

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Spotlight + Giveaway: Earls Just Want to Have Fun by Shana Galen

Earls Just Want To Have Fun
Shana Galen
Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: February 3, 2015


Blurb:

His heart may be the last thing she ever steals...

Marlowe is a pickpocket, a housebreaker-and a better actress than any professional on the stage. She runs with the Covent Garden Cubs, a gang of thieves living in the slums of London's Seven Dials. It's a fierce life, and Marlowe has a hard outer shell. But when she's alone, she allows herself to think of a time before-a dimly remembered life when she was called Elizabeth.

Maxwell, Lord Dane, is intrigued when his brother, a hired investigator, ropes him into his investigation of the fiercely beautiful hellion. He teaches her to navigate the social morass of the ton, but Marlowe will not escape so easily. Instead, Dane is drawn into her dangerous world, where the student becomes the teacher and love is the greatest risk of all.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

InkSlinger PR Teaser Reveal: Sex On The Beach Series (Next Installment)


Today is the big teaser reveal for the next books in the SEX ON THE BEACH series! This series includes the novellas FINDING YOU by Jenna Bennett, LOSING US by Jen McLaughlin, and CHASING ME by Jennifer Probst. This teaser reveal also includes the book trailers for Losing Us and Chasing Me.
The next installments in the SEX ON THE BEACH series
coming MARCH 3rd

 


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CHASING ME by Jennifer Probst

BOOK SUMMARY:

Quinn and James' Story Continues in Chasing Me...

It was supposed to be a love story....

I knew she was out of my league but I didn’t care. Looking back, I wonder if I hadn’t pursued her, would things have turned out differently? Is it Fate that determines our choices in life? God? Free will? Or just plain old innate selfishness?

I got her, of course. There hadn’t been a girl I wasn’t able to seduce. Problem was she seduced me right back, body, mind, and soul. She possessed me, tormented me, and showed me a world that was so bright and pure I was almost blinded.

Didn’t she know after such a drug I could never settle for less? Didn’t she realize no matter how many times I screwed up, or broke her heart, or bent her to my will, I’d never be able to let her go? If I hadn’t known such intensity existed, would it have been better for both of us?

True love, the real kind, isn’t nice and sweet and pure. No, it’s dirty, and sinful, and messy. It’s like ripping a chunk of flesh from your body and watching yourself bleed out in slow, helpless intervals until you thankfully pass out.

 This isn’t a love story. But it’s the only story I got.

Her Highland Fling by Jennifer McQuiston (Review)

I had a fit of the giggles when I started Her Highland Fling by Jennifer McQuiston, and it all stems from the meeting between William MacKenzie and Penelope Tolbertson.

So, William wants to save Moraig before it goes into financial ruin. He hears about a London reporter coming to write about Moraig, and he wants to present Moraig in it's best light. However, he gets shocked by the fact she's a woman and doesn't know what to do. He becomes a hot mess. Basically, he gets painted as a bumbling fool in  Penelope's eyes. Of course, Penelope is thinking where did they get this guy. However, that all changes as she gets to know him and finds out more about him.

I thought this story was a cute quick read. I just adore how William gets all tripped up when he's around Penelope. It's adorable. There are two directions on how a guy will act when he's around a girl he likes: 1) he becomes adorkable or 2) obnoxious and mean. Fortunately, we got adorkable William. Penelope is sitting on the self, because she believes no one would want to be with a girl who stumble over her words (stutters, but her stutter wasn't too bad). So yeah, Highland Fling is a cute read quick read.

Copy provided by Avon by Edelweiss

Rating:
4 Stars

Monday, February 23, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Review + Giveaway: Seaside Secrets by Melissa Foster


Seaside Secrets
Seaside Summers # 4: Love in Bloom # 24    
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing February 24th, 2015
Self-Published




Blurb

Tony Black is the hottest surfer on the planet. He travels the world throughout the year and spends his summers on Cape Cod with his friends, at the Seaside cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. He’s got his choice of women, but Amy Maples is the one he wants. Fourteen years ago she was his for an entire summer, until a devastating accident changed everything, and what they had seemed like it had never existed—at least for her.


Amy Maples is as consistent as the day is long. She’s spent summers on Cape Cod forever, she always does the right thing, and she’s spent years trying to reclaim the heart of Tony Black, the only man she’s ever loved. She’s back for a summer of fun with her friends at Seaside, only this year she’s been offered the opportunity of a lifetime thousands of miles away, and she’s decided to try one last time to reconnect with Tony. But having a relationship with Tony means dealing with her past—and dealing with her past may knock her to her knees.

My Thoughts:

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Crashing the Net by Jami Davenport


Crashing the Net
Game On In Seattle # 3
By: Jami Davenport
Releasing February 24th, 2015
Self-Published



Blurb

Hockey star Cooper Black and professional party crasher Izzy Maxwell return in this sequel to Crashing the Boards.

Jealous boyfriends and glitzy parties can be a recipe for disaster. When the gorgeous yet controlling Cooper interrupts a party Izzy was paid to crash and almost ruins her career as a professional party crasher, Izzy kicks him to the curb. She learned early in life not to count on anyone, and she will not relinquish her independence, not even to a sexy-as-sin pro athlete who can melt her with one wink.

As the Sockeyes hockey team opens their inaugural season in Seattle, Cooper finds himself minus a girlfriend and plus a surly teenaged nephew. Cooper doesn’t want to be a surrogate dad, he doesn’t want to play in Seattle, and he doesn’t want to be alone. He misses Izzy, but seeing her with other men at parties turns him every shade of green. Regardless, he wants her back, and he’s willing to change, if only she’ll give him a second chance. Aware of her precarious finances, Cooper makes an offer she can’t refuse by hiring her to be responsible for his nephew when he’s traveling with the team.

Fearing Cooper isn’t capable of changing his control-freak ways, Izzy resists his efforts to turn their financial arrangement into a personal relationship. He needs a sweet, docile girlfriend, and Izzy cannot be that woman. Yet, when tragedy strikes, Izzy is there when Cooper needs her the most, and love has a way of getting what it wants, no matter the circumstances.

My Thoughts:

InkSlinger PR Release Launch + Giveaway: Her Fallen Protector by Nichole Severn

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It's release day for Her Fallen Protector by Nichole Severn!! I am so excited to share this new paranormal romance with you!! Nichole is sharing new teases with us and giveaways, so be sure to check out all of the info!

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Her Fallen Protector Synopsis:

When a trio of demons kidnap Vdarra Jansen, her normal life is ripped away. Her abductors claim she is the “lost heiress” of the Underworld, and the commander of the mighty Army of Duemos. They don't seem to care that she knows nothing about the Underworld, or that she only remembers the last ten years of her life...    

Former archangel Jacob will do anything to bring back his lost love’s memories. But if he succeeds, it could mean the end of the world. Torn between love and duty, Jacob will do whatever it takes to save her.   

Jacob and Vdarra must learn to trust each other, and push aside old hurts to find their way. They are in a race to find the one thing that will decide Vdarra’s, and the world’s, fate – the lost Seal of Solomon. It will mean choosing between innocent lives ...and their hearts.

Elicit by Rachel Van Dyken (Review)

Whoa! It's been a while since, I decided finishing a book was more important than sleep. Granted I have done that these past few months, but this was a choice I had to finished the book. I don't know why it took me so long to read Rachel Van Dyken's Elicit, because I have loved the series since book Elite. I just decided I needed to read Elicit.

At the end of Entice, a lot of things went down. Let's just get it out there the drama just explodes. So, we have Tex and he has become the head honcho, so there will be many out to get him. After all Campisi, and sometimes blood will be thicker than water. Mo finds out that Tex is in danger, so a plan was created to save him. Basically it boils down on how Tex and Mo handle the situation.

Oh my goodness, I don't know where to beginning with my thoughts, because it was awesome. Seriously, there is drama galore. Not only that we have a lot of POV of views going on in this story that feed into the drama. At certain times I wasn't sure how Mo and Tex were ever going to be together, because so much subterfuge going on that it got me going "What the hell?" However, the Elicit grabbed me and wouldn't let go with me. I tried to put the damn book down, but I had to know how the chaos that was beginning was going to end. There is so much, I want to say, but at the same time I can't.

Basically, a gripping story. I'm going to say this again this is a series thats needs to be started from the beginning, because the story builds off each book. You could start Elicit without reading the others, but it's not advise. Now I need to get to Ember, so I could talk about one particular character.

Rating:
5 Star