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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Lusting for Covers (138): The Scottish Duke by Karen Ranney


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 Scottish Duke by Karen Ranney
Publisher: Avon (Nov 2016)
Genre: Historical

Blurb:

New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney returns with the first novel in a new series about dashing, charismatic dukes—and the women who tame them…

Though raised as a gentleman’s daughter, Lorna Gordon is obliged to take a position as an upstairs maid at Blackhall Castle when her father dies. Alex Russell, the Duke of Kinross, is the most tempting man she’s ever seen—and completely unattainable—until, at a fancy dress ball, Lorna disguises herself as Marie Antoinette and pursues an illicit tryst…with scandalous consequences. 

Months after his mysterious seductress disappears, Alex encounters her again. Far from the schemer the distrustful duke assumed her to be, Lorna is fiercely independent and resourceful. She’s the one woman capable of piercing his defenses. But when danger threatens Lorna, Alex must prove himself not just the lover of her fantasies, but the man who will fight to protect her.


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Why?

I love it, but now that I look at the guy looks kind of like Ramsay Bolton a character for Game of Thrones. If you watched Game of Thrones you would agree with me. So, I could understand why she's escaping. Pretty dress and handsome guy if you aren't a Game of Thrones fan. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Wickedly Innocent Spotlight + Review + Excerpt: Tainted Bride by A.S. Fenichel

Tainted Bride
Forever Brides, 1
A.S. Fenichel
Lyrical Press
September 27, 2016

Blurb:

Only trust can save her...

Sailing to London, Sophia Braighton only hopes to escape certain ruin. But when she arrives, her Great Aunt Daphne has other plans for the American-born beauty.  Determined to marry off her niece to a man of means, she propels Sophia into London society, not knowing that the young woman’s trust in men is shattered. In fact, Sophia never expects to ever feel anything for a man. Then again, she never expects to find herself in the company of the dashing earl of Marlton….

From the moment he sees Sophia, Daniel Fallon feels alive in a way he has not since his broken engagement.  Though the vulnerable beauty shies from the passion burning bright between them, Daniel is determined to court her and make her his bride. When he learns of the painful secret she harbors, he is equally determined to take revenge on the man responsible. But will the quest destroy him—and his future with his beloved?

My Thoughts:

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: With Every Breath by Maya Banks


With Every Breath
Slow Burn #4
By: Maya Banks
Releasing August 23, 2016 
Avon



Blurb

#1 USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks continues her suspenseful and sizzling Slow Burn series with this fourth book—a mesmerizingly sexy tale of a strong, brilliant woman who encounters the one man who makes her lose all control.

Eliza Cummings fought free of a monster who terrorized her when she was an innocent teenager and helped put him away for good. She took a job with Devereaux Security Services and devoted every hour to taking down the very thing she’d nearly become. No one, not even those closest to her, know her darkest, shameful secrets. But now the killer has been set free on a legal loophole and it’s only a matter of time before he comes for her. Eliza's only choice is to run and lead the monster away from the people she loves.

Wade Sterling has always lived by his own rules, a law unto himself who answers to no one. He’s never professed to be a good man, and he’s definitely not hero material. Wade never allows anyone close enough to see the man behind the impenetrable mask—but one woman threatens his carefully leashed control. He took a bullet for her and the result was more than a piece of metal entrenched in his skin. She was under his skin and nothing he did rid himself of the woman with the courage of a warrior and who thinks nothing of putting her life before others.

But when Wade sees a panicked and haunted Eliza he knows something is very wrong, because the fool woman has never been afraid of anything. And when she tries to run, the primal beast barely lurking beneath his deceptively polished fa├žade erupts in a rage. She may not know it, but she belongs to him. This time, Eliza isn't going to play the protector. She was damn well going to be the protected. And as long as Wade breathes, no one will ever hurt what is his.

Excerpt:

Tame the Shame (Blogger Shame Review Challenge): The Prince's Runaway Lover by Robin Covington

Blogger Shame

It seems like I have been knocking out more Blogger Shame reads this week than I have in the last eight months. Woot! However, I still have many to go. I'm truly hopeful that I will be able to knock 18 I have left to go. A huge feat, but I'm up to the challenge. Today we will take a look at The Prince's Runaway Lover by Robin Covington:

Monday, August 22, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: Bedded Bliss by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliot


Bedded Bliss

Found in Oblivion #1
By: Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott
Releasing Aug 19th, 2016
Rainbow Rage Publishing



Blurb
A hot night in Vegas is just what the rockstar ordered... until someone ends up married.
Michael Shawcross is living the dream, opening up for his idols, Oblivion, on his band Warning Sign’s first tour. Until an overzealous fan goes too far and his hard-partying ways catch up to him in the form of an ultimatum from his manager, Lila Crandall.

Clean up your image—or else.

Single mom Chloe Adams is in Vegas for a rare girls’ night out. She wasn’t ever supposed to be attracted to another rockstar. In fact, she’s in rockstar rehab, and the cure for her addiction definitely isn't a sexy, smart-assed guitarist with wicked fingers.

She never expects to accidentally end up his wife. Or to have her new husband suddenly decide that she’s the solution to all his problems. And surprise…he’s happy to show his appreciation in a number of interesting, inventive ways.

Pretending their marriage is real might just be the hottest proposition she’s ever been given.

But what happens when a lie becomes the truth? 
BEYOND OBLIVION - A Rockstar Romance full of sexy fun set within the world of our Lost in Oblivion series! You never know who you'll see show up in the books. 

Excerpt:

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Lusting for Covers (137): Lord Perfect by Loretta Chase


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:

Lord Perfect by Loretta Chase
Publisher: Berkley (Mar 2006)
Series: Carsington Brothers, 3
Genre: Historical

Blurb:

IDEAL

The heir to the Earl of Hargate, Benedict Carsington, Viscount Rathbourne, is the perfect aristocrat. Tall, dark, and handsome, he is known for his impeccable manners and good breeding. Benedict knows all the rules and has no trouble following them—until she enters his life.INFAMOUS
Bathsheba Wingate belongs to the rotten branch of the DeLucey family: a notorious lot of liars, frauds, and swindlers. Small wonder her husband’s high-born family disowned him. Now widowed, she’s determined to give her daughter a stable life and a proper upbringing. Nothing and no one will disrupt Bathsheba’s plans—until he enters her life…

SCANDALOUS

Then Bathsheba’s hoyden daughter lures Benedict’s precocious nephew into a quest for a legendary treasure. To recover the would-be knights errant, Benedict and Bathsheba must embark on a rescue mission that puts them in dangerous, intimate proximity. It’s a situation virtually guaranteed to end in mayhem—even scandal!—if anyone else were involved. But Benedict is in perfect control of events. Perfect control, despite his mad desire to break all the rules. Perfect control. Really.


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Why?

Love this arrogant pose. So, awesome! There is another cover, but I love this cover. What do you think of my cover pick?

Friday, August 19, 2016

Tame the Shame (Blogger Shame Review Challenge): The Unforgettable Hero by Valerie Bowman

Blogger Shame

Okay, it's time to bust out some Queen with Another Bites the Dust. Seriously, I amuse myself. Anyway, I tackled another shame. Now, I have under 20 to go. WOOT! *Happy Dance*. Todays same is Valerie Bowman's The Unforgettable Hero, so lets dive in:

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Avon Impulse Spotlight + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Hero of Mine by Codi Gary

Hero of Mine
A Men in Uniform, 2
Codi Gary
Avon Impulse
August 16, 2016





Blurb:
The men of Alpha Dog, a second chance program for at-risk teens, work hard and play hard. And when it comes to protecting the women they love . . . nothing stands in their way.

Danielle Hill used to live on the wild side, until a surprise pregnancy forced her to get her act together. Now her whole life revolves around her young son, and she will do anything to keep Noah’s heart protected, even if it means avoiding the Marine who makes her want to be oh so bad . . .

Tyler Best loves his family, his friends, and his life, and he plans on living it to the fullest after nearly losing it. But Tyler didn’t bank on running into a beautiful blond with blazing green eyes and temper to match his. Tyler always thought he wasn’t ready to settle down, but Dani and Noah make him rethink his playboy ways . . .

Only just as these two start to build something, a shadow from Dani’s past comes back to haunt them. But Tyler will do anything to keep her and Noah safe . . . anything.

My Thoughts:

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Preorder Book Blast + Excerpt: Charge by E.L. Todd


Charge
Electric Series #1
By: E.L. Todd
Releasing October 11, 2016 
Self Published



Blurb
White-hot, blinding, and dangerous.
That's exactly what Volt is.

He's electric.

The first time I met him, my body reacted. It coiled, sizzled, and sparked. I knew I wanted him because he was the first man to make me feel dead and alive at the exact same time.

But within a short conversation, I knew he was unattainable.

Unavailable.

Now we're just friends.

But will we stay friends?

Excerpt

Monday, August 15, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt: The Debutante is Mine by Vivienne Lorret


The Debutante Is Mine
Season's Original #1
By: Vivienne Lorret
Released April 12, 2016
Avon Impulse



Blurb
USA Today bestselling author Vivienne Lorret launches a new historical romance series featuring the Season’s Original—a coveted title awarded by the ton’s elite to one lucky debutante...

From the Season Standard: ”A true Season’s Original embodies the class, grace, and style of the ton. Such an honor ensures the recipient their pick of eligible suitors…“

Lilah’s Appleton’s prospects are looking dim. With one last chance to find a titled husband before she’s forced to wed her wretched cousin, she must make this Season count. Plain, forgettable Lilah must become the Season’s Original. Desperate, she seeks help from the devilishly charming, untitled, and thoroughly unsuitable Jack Marlowe. All she must do now is resist the tempting rogue…

Bastard son and self-made man, Jack Marlowe loathes the aristocracy. When he meets Lilah, he expects her to be like all the other greedy husband-hunters. But she’s far more dangerous. Her alluring smiles and sharp tongue intrigue him. Before he knows it, he agrees to help her find a husband, revealing tricks to ensnare any man. The only problem is, his plan works too well—on him.

When Lilah becomes the belle of the ball, Jack realizes he may lose her forever-unless he can take a chance on love and claim his debutante...

Excerpt:

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Lusting for Covers (136): The Duke by Kerrigan Byrne


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 Duke by Kerrigan Byrne
Publisher: St. Martin (Feb 2017)
Series: Victorian Rebels, 4
Genre: Historical

Blurb:

Strong as a Viking. Handsome as Adonis. Rich as Midas. Collin "Cole" Talmage, Duke of Trewyth, is the stuff that legends are made of. He's the English Empire's golden son--until fate has its way with him. Cole's family is killed and his closest comrade betrays him on the battlefield, leaving him gravely injured. But Cole is not one to dwell on misfortune. He is a man of duty, honor--and desire. And now he's ready for the fight of his lifetime...

Imogen Pritchard is a beautiful lass who works in a hospital by day and as a serving maid at night. Years ago, when she was young and penniless, she ended up spending a scandalous night with Cole, whose tormented soul was matched only by his earth-shattering passion. Imogen entered a marriage of convenience--one that left her a wealthy widow--but she never forgot Cole. Now that her long-lost lover has turned up in her hospital, injured and with no memory of her, Imogen is torn: Is it a blessing or a curse that their past remains a secret to Cole, even as his new passion for her leaves him wanting to protect and possess her...at all costs?


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Why?

One word: Stunning! Awe struck when I stumbled upon this cover. Plus, Kerrigan had me at Duke. I do have a weakness for Duke heroes. What do you think of my pick?

Tame the Shame (Blogger Shame Review Challenge): Mad About the Major by Elizabeth Boyle

Blogger Shame

I'm on a roll here. I finished another book in the shame challenge. Woot! Now I have 20 left with till the end of the year. Oh goodness that seems like a huge feat. I don't know if I'm going to make it. Eek. It's not the end of the world if I don't make all 24, I will be grateful for whatever I accomplish. Anyway, todays shame is Mad About the Major by Elizabeth Boyle, so lets dive in: