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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Forever Romance Blog Tour + Excerpt + Giveaway: I've Got My Duke to Keep Me Warm by Kelly Bowen


I’VE GOT MY DUKE TO KEEP ME WARM
The Lords of Worth #1
by Kelly Bowen
Forever Romance 
December 16, 2014




WHERE SECRETS SMOLDER . . .

Calm. Cool. Collected. Gisele Whitby has perfected the art of illusion-her survival, after all, has depended upon it. Years ago, to escape an abusive husband, Gisele "disappeared." Now she must risk revealing her new identity to save another innocent girl from the same fate. But she needs a daring man for her scheme, and the rogue in question shows a remarkable talent . . . for shattering Gisele's carefully constructed facade and igniting her deepest desires.


. . . PASSION IGNITES

This isn't the first time Jamie Montcrief has awakened naked and confused from a night of drinking. It is, however, the first time a stunningly beautiful woman offers him payment afterward. Gisele has a business proposition for him, a mission involving cunning thievery and a brazen rescue.  How can he say no to a plot this dangerous . . . and a woman this delectable?

Small Excerpt from I've Got My Duke to Keep Me Warm:

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Forever Romance Blog Tour + Giveaway: The Last Cowboy in Texas by Katie Lane


The Last Cowboy in Texas
Deep in the Heart of Texas #7
by Katie Lane
Forever Romance 
December 16, 2014



About The Last Cowboy in Texas, book 7 in Katie Lane’s Deep in the Heart of Texas series

Country music princess Starlet Brubaker has a sweet tooth for moon pies and cowboys: both are yummy-and you can never have just one. Now Beckett Cates may not be a cowboy, but he certainly has the heart, soul-and body-to whet her appetite. He's a sexy ex-Marine with a touch hotter than the scorching Texas sun and arms strong enough to catch her when she lands into trouble.

Playing bodyguard to America's sweetheart isn't easy for Beckett. But falling for her sure is. Unfortunately, Starlet has a reputation for keeping a guy or two wrapped around her finger and Beckett refuses to be anybody's backup. So now it's up to Starlet to prove that she's put her cowboy-crazy days behind her. Otherwise, she'll be singing solo instead of living in harmony with the man who's loved her even before her fame and fortune.


My Thoughts:

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Giveaway: Fate Book Two by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff


Fate Book Two
Fate #2
By: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Releasing December 19th, 2014


Blurb
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR…

Despite every bad guy in the world wanting her dead, nineteen-year-old Dakota Dane believes she’s finally found her “happy ever after.” Until Prince Charming (aka her hot Italian bodyguard) bolts from the church two minutes before the wedding.

Was it something she said?

Dakota doesn’t know, but she’s not about to let him off the hook. Because he loves her and she loves him. Right?

But when Dakota finally catches up to Mr. Cold Feet, she’ll find herself wishing she’d let him go when she had the chance.

Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: A Christmas Code by Jacki Delecki


Book Blurb:
Lady Gwyneth Beaumont has long awaited the opportunity to show Viscount James Ashworth that she is no longer the impetuous child who dogged his footsteps. Now a much sought-after debutante, she is determined to prove to the hard-headed rake that she is a grown woman and a worthy participant in both the spy game and the game of love.

Ash, recently returned from three years undercover in France in His Majesty’s service, wants nothing more than to complete his final mission and retire to his bucolic country estate. However, what seemed a simple assignment to protect the Prince Regent at a Christmas party turns into a maze of intrigue, desire, and treachery.

Adding to the perilous secret operation is one problem Ash never anticipated: The appearance of the reckless, enticing Gwyneth, who has blossomed into a gorgeous woman and self-appointed spy. When a snooping Gwyneth uncovers a shocking secret, she puts herself in mortal danger.

Can Ash protect Gwyneth and the Prince from French assailants and, at the same time, win the passionate lady's heart? 

Can Ash and Gwyneth both triumph as winners in the game of spies and love?

My Thoughts:

InkSlinger PR Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway: Seducing the Princess by Diane Alberts



Book Summary: 
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

He'll give her exactly what she needs…

Protecting a princess is not what former marine Gordon Waybrook signed up for when he joined the Shillings Agency. But instead of the spoiled, regal little creature he expects, Isabelle VanGuard is a fiery, sexy-as hell woman who's been denied what she needs for too long. And he's just the man to break through her frozen public facade and give it to her.

When she's with Gordon, all Isabelle can think about is pleasure. Their blistering chemistry is immediate and intense, but volatile. In fact, the only thing they agree on is that their one night together is just that—one night. Even after it becomes more. But tempers and temptation can't disguise reality. Isabelle is a princess, and a hot, hard, and tattooed bodyguard isn't the Prince Charming her country expects…even if he's exactly what she needs.

My Thoughts:

Monday, December 15, 2014

InkSlinger PR Release Day Blitz + Excerpt + Giveaway: Seducing the Princess by Diane Alberts

Book Summary: 
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

He'll give her exactly what she needs…

Protecting a princess is not what former marine Gordon Waybrook signed up for when he joined the Shillings Agency. But instead of the spoiled, regal little creature he expects, Isabelle VanGuard is a fiery, sexy-as hell woman who's been denied what she needs for too long. And he's just the man to break through her frozen public facade and give it to her.

When she's with Gordon, all Isabelle can think about is pleasure. Their blistering chemistry is immediate and intense, but volatile. In fact, the only thing they agree on is that their one night together is just that—one night. Even after it becomes more. But tempers and temptation can't disguise reality. Isabelle is a princess, and a hot, hard, and tattooed bodyguard isn't the Prince Charming her country expects…even if he's exactly what she needs.

EXCERPT: 

InkSlinger PR Release Day + Excerpt + Giveaway: Inspire by Cora Carmack


We are so incredibly excited to be able to bring you the Release Day Launch for Cora Carmack's INSPIRE! INSPIRE is a New Adult Paranormal Romance novel and the first book in her new Muse Series!! Holy canoli, y'all. Go out and get this today!


About INSPIRE:

Kalliope lives with one purpose.

To inspire.

As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something 
real.

Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.

Her presence may inspire genius.

But it breeds madness, too.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Lusting for Covers (50): Hard to Let Go by Laura Kaye



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: 

Hard to Let Go by Laura Kaye
Publisher: Avon (June 2015)
Series: Hard Ink, 4
Genre: Suspense Contemporary 

Blurb:
Beckett Murda hates to dwell on the past. But his investigation into the ambush that killed half his Special Forces team and ended his Army career gives him little choice. Just when his team learns how powerful their enemies are, hard-ass Beckett encounters the biggest complication yet—seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey.

A tough, stubborn prosecutor, Kat visits her brothers’ Hard Ink Tattoo following a bad break-up—and finds herself staring down the barrel of a stranger’s gun. Beckett is hard-bodied and sexy as hell, but he’s also the most infuriating man ever. Worse, Kat’s brothers are at war with criminals her office is investigating. When Kat joins the fight, she lands straight in Beckett’s sights—and his arms. Not to mention their enemies’ crosshairs.

Now Beckett and Kat must set aside their differences to work together, because the only thing sweeter than justice is finding love and never letting go.



Pre-Order Links:


Why?
Cause it's just yummy. Do I need a reason? NO! TBQ is probably going to kill me cause she probably was planning to use this cover. Other than the cover I can't wait for this story cause in the Hard to Come By they weren't on friendly terms. Oh the excitement. So, what are you lusting for?



Saturday, December 13, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Master of Pleasure by Delilah Marvelle (Review)

When I was reading Delilah Marvelle's Master of Pleasure the phrase kept popping into my head:
"Life is like a coin. Pleasure and pain are the two sides. Only one side is visible at a time. But the other side is waiting for it's turn." 
So, pleasure and pain a lot in the story. However, Malcolm finds a it challenging to find a balance. He loves pain. He loves inflicting it, but enjoys receiving it. Yet, he was fearful to show his true nature and figure no woman completely understand what he wants. In the long run he thought it was best to avoid women. Plus he thought:
"Sex only turns people into mouth-foaming lunatics. Which he wasn't."
Yes, sometimes it does have that effect, but when the right person it can be a beautiful thing. Of course, Malcolm never completely understands that until he finds love.

Spotlight + Giveaway: Bared by Stacey Kennedy

Prepare to be BARED…


Publisher: Loveswept
(Random House Publishing Group)
ISBN: 9780804178884
Release date: February 10, 2014

InkSlinger PR Cover Reveal + Excerpt: Blurred Lines by Jen McLaughlin

Today we are revealing the cover for BLURRED LINES by Jen McLaughlin. This is the highly-anticipated adult standalone novel that is part of the New York Times Bestselling OUT OF LINE series. The book will be released on January 26, 2015.


BOOK BLURB:  
Once burned... Finding my fiancée naked on my couch might’ve been a good thing, if her ex-boyfriend hadn’t been with her. For the past eight years I’ve been a witness to the power of true love, but after getting burned I’d decided there wasn’t any hope for me finding it for myself. Until I met Noelle Brandt in a hotel bar. Maybe it wasn’t the most romantic meeting, but the moment I met her I knew I had to have her. The more I learn about her, the more I know I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her.

Twice shy...

I’d already found the love of my life, but I’d lost that love forever. And I’d been lost ever since. But one night a wounded man makes all of that go away. He makes me laugh, live, and feel alive. When he tells me he has no intention of letting me go, I finally begin to believe in the power of true love again.  That is, until I find out who he really is…and by then, it’s far too late to correct the mistakes we’ve already made. By the time we both know the truth, the lines have already been blurred beyond recognition.

Tasty Book Tour Spotlight +Excerpt + Giveaway: Holding Holly by Julie Brannagh


Holding Holly
Love and Football # 4.5
By: Julie Brannagh
Releasing December 2nd, 2014
Avon




Blurb

Holly Reynolds has a secret. Make that two. The first involves upholding her grandmother’s hobby answering Dear Santa letters from dozens of local school children. The second...well, he just came strolling in the door.

For the last two years, Holly has not been able to stop thinking about gorgeous Seattle Shark Derrick Collins. His on-field exploits induce nightmares in quarterbacks across the NFL, but she knows he has a heart of gold.

Derrick has never met a woman he wants to bring home to meet his family, mostly because he keeps picking the wrong ones-until he runs into sweet, shy Holly Reynolds. Different than anyone he’s ever known, Derrick realizes she might just be everything he needs.

When he discovers her holiday letter writing, he is determined to play Santa too. And as the pair team up to bring joy to one little boy very much in need, they discover the most precious Christmas gift of all: love.


EXCERPT from Holding Holly:

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Deadly Fallout by Katie Reus

So, Deadly Fallout is my fifth Red Stone Security book and I have read from Katie Reus, and by far is my favorite. At least all the ones I have read. Hey, one of the first five books could be my fave waiting to be read, but I just haven't gotten to reading them. Anyway, it's time to focus on Zoe and Sawyer.

Okay, Zoe is sister to Vincent who works at Red Stone. She's also a doctor at a hospital.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Can't Wait by Jennifer Ryan

I have finally got to Jennifer Ryan's Can't Wait, which was originally published in the All I Want for Christmas is a Cowboy. I have to say that Caleb Bowden is definitely a cowboy you want waiting under your tree. He's a pretty standup guy who actually follows the Bro-Code. You know the code that you don't go after your best friend's sister no matter what. Anyway, Summer Turner definitely wants Caleb, but there this pesky older brother that is getting in her way. It was pretty self-sacrificing of Caleb say that he wouldn't go after Summer even though he has the hots for her.

Tasty Book Tour Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Running Hot by HelenKay Dimon


Running Hot
Bad Boys Undercover # 0.5
By: HelenKay Dimon
Releasing December 16th, 2014
Avon Romance



Blurb
HelenKay Dimon kicks off her hot new romantic suspense series, Bad Boys Undercover, featuring the fierce men of Alliance—and the only women capable of taming their hearts.

Camped out at a resort bar in Fiji, CIA operative Ward Bennett may look like he’s on vacation but he’s really deep undercover, hunting a dictator on the run. Ward may be on the job, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time for the sexy female bartender. That is, until she drugs him.

When Tasha Gregory discovers the hottie on the barstool isn’t who he pretends to be, her MI6 training kicks into gear, and she has no choice but to take him out. Problem is, Ward’s not an easy man to put down for long. More than once, his interference almost blows her surveillance operation—and her ability to keep her heart to herself.

As the situation heats up, these two must decide whether they can trust one another—and quick. Working together might just make everyone safer, but getting close enough for comfort … might just get them killed.

My Thoughts:

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: Holiday Wedding by Robyn Neeley


Holiday Wedding
By: Robyn Neeley
Releasing December 8th, 2014
Crimson Romance


Blurb

Going home for Christmas this winter just might turn Drew Cannon into a real Grinch. When his college sweetheart, Lauren Kincaid, broke off their engagement a year ago, Drew retreated to Tokyo to run the Asia-Pacific division of the family’s toy company and lick his wounds. If that weren’t enough, his attempt at a high-profile holiday doll for the company was a bust. Now he’s headed back to New York City to spend the holidays with his lovestruck dad, his pissed-off twin brother, and the ex who broke his heart.

Lauren isn’t exactly keen to spend Christmas with her former flame, either. But as JDL Toys’s marketing director, she’s forced to deal with their doll problem, holiday or not. Things take a turn for the worse when she and Drew are tasked with planning surprise nuptials for his brother.

With all their focus on happily ever after, Lauren and Drew soon discover things might not be so settled between them after all. Can a holiday wedding offer them a second chance at forever?

Excerpt from Holiday Wedding: 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Lusting for Covers (50): The Art of Sinning by Sabrina Jeffries



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 Art of Sinning by Sabrina Jeffries
Publisher: Pocket Book (July 2015)
Series: The Sinful Suitors, 1
Genre: Historical Romance

Blurb:

The first novel in the Sinful Suitors series by New York Timesbestselling author Sabrina Jeffries! At St. George’s Club, guardians conspire to keep their unattached sisters and wards out of the clutches of sinful suitors. Which works fine… except when the sinful suitors are members!

American artist Jeremy Keane refuses to return home and take over his father’s business. He’d much rather sample bevvies of beauties abroad, in search of a model for the provocative masterpiece he’s driven to paint. When he meets Lady Yvette Barlow at a London wedding, he realizes she’s perfect for his work—and determines to capture the young heiress’s defiant spirit and breathtaking sensuality on canvas.

No stranger to scandal, Yvette agrees to be Keane’s subject—in exchange for his help gaining entry to the city’s brothels he knows intimately, so she can track a missing woman and solve a family mystery. But when their practical partnership leads to lessons in the art of sinning, can they find a bold and lasting love?


Pre-Order Links:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Why?

Truth be told it's all in the guys face. I LOVE it! He looks like he's up to no good. I mean this has to be a great cover for the launch of this series. The premise of the story sounds intriguing. So, there you go. What kind of face are you lusting for?

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Spotlight + Teaser + Giveaway: Barefoot in Pearls by Roxanne St. Claire

Barefoot in Pearls
by Roxanne St. Claire
Release Date: January 30, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Summary
As her two best friends settle into their happily ever afters, destination wedding designer Arielle Chandler is beginning to wonder if the promise of “The One” – one true love, meant only for her – is merely folklore passed down from her Native American grandmother. But when a mysterious man nearly mows her down on a hill overlooking Barefoot Bay, the legend of destined love suddenly feels very real. That is, until Ari learns of Luke McBain’s plans to demolish a piece of land she believes is sacred.

Luke isn’t proud of the fact that he spent ten years as a mercenary warrior, fighting battles for another country. With those dark days behind him, he’s focused on creating a new life instead of destroying others, so he’s moved to Barefoot Bay to launch a contracting business and build a house for an old friend. But when an enigmatic dark-eyed beauty steals his attention and stops his progress with her announcement that he is about to flatten a native burial ground, Luke has a new battle to fight.

While their immediate and potent attraction grows complicated, Luke and Ari discover the hills of Barefoot Bay could be hiding something far different – and even more valuable – than ancient art or graves. They are determined to discover the truth, but that will come at a cost. Will they risk their chance at once-in-a-lifetime love to uncover secrets that could change the landscape of Barefoot Bay forever?

Teaser Excerpt

Falling for the Enemy by Samanthe Beck (Review)

It's time to go back to Bluelick, Kentucky in the third installment of Private Pleasures series. In Samanthe Beck's latest story, Falling for the Enemy, we catch up with Virginia Boca (Ginny) who has decided to throw in her hat for the mayoral seat and try to uproot the incumbent, Mayor Buchanan. Which isn't an easy feat since, he will stop at nothing to remain in his seat. Anyway, Ginny is trying to be a good girl and try to win this election. However, there is a challenge in her way and they call him Wolverine.