Friday, August 1, 2014

InkSlinger PR Cover Reveal: Dare to Submit (New Covers for previous books) by Carly Phillips


Decklan Dare knows about the unexpected loss of loved ones and for this reason, he values control in all areas of his life. Amanda Collins enjoys the freedom she finds in casual encounters without the emotional connection a relationship brings. They meet and their physical attraction is mutual but both experience feelings that could run deeper – if they drop their guard and let each other in. Decklan is first to trust, but when he discovers the secret Amanda’s been hiding, will he forgive? Or will he rebuild every wall before she has a chance to explain?



Dare to Love

When it comes to family, Ian Dare gives his all but in relationships he offers the bare minimum. Until one glimpse of sensual Riley Taylor arouses his dominant and protective instincts. He will do anything to possess her … and does. But any future with Riley must include him dealing his half-brother who is a constant reminder of the pain he’d rather forget. 

Riley Taylor believes herself immune to domineering men – until charismatic Ian Dare turns a simple kiss into an all out assault on her senses and she discovers she likes his brand of control in the bedroom. As their affair heats up, they soon realize they complete each other in ways neither imagined. But Riley’s past is closer than she cares to remember, and her struggles with Ian’s dominance might just cost her everything. (love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, sports heroes, bad boys, billionaire)

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Dare to Desire

Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all -- an all-star football career and his choice of willing women -- until a severe injury forces him into early retirement. Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows what it means to have-not. She isn't impressed by Alex Dare’s wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests. 

This time around Madison refuses to succumb to Alex so easily. But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it’s to get what he wants. Can he convince Madison to take a risk and dare to love? 

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today's readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pace at a better price. Her Serendipity books will still finish up in January/February 2014 via Berkley as planned. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She's a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she's a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers.

Tasty Book Tours Cover Reveal: Jilted by Rachel Johns

She'd left him at the altar, but her heart was always his……

After more than ten years away, Australian soap opera star Ellie Hughes returns to the small town of Hope Junction, determined to fly under the radar while caring for her injured godmother, Matilda.

But word spreads fast in the tight-knit community. It isn't long before the people of Hope Junction are gossiping about the real reason for Ellie's visit and why she broke the heart of golden boy Flynn Quartermaine all those years ago.

Soon Ellie and Flynn are thrown back together, forced to deal with the unresolved emotions between them. Because Ellie is not the only one with secrets. Flynn has his own demons to battle, and Matilda is hiding something from her much-loved goddaughter.

When all is uncovered, can the ill-fated lovers overcome the wounds of their past? Or is Flynn destined to be jilted again?

Rachael Johns is an English teacher by trade, a mum 24/7, a supermarket owner, a chronic arachnophobic, and a writer the rest of the time. She rarely sleeps and never irons. She writes contemporary romance for HQN and Carina Press and lives in rural Western Australia with her hyperactive husband and three mostly-gorgeous heroes-in-training. Rachael loves to hear from readers and can be contacted through her website at


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InkSlinger PR Book Trailer: Dante's Fire by Jennifer Probst

Book Blurb:

It’s Time To Meet A New Kind Of Hero... 

Dante Stark has a dark secret--a legacy left to him by his father which is both a blessing and a curse. A traumatic experience as a small boy gave him special powers of healing, but it comes with a price. Destined to wander the world alone to heal others, he's accepted his fate. Until Selina Rogers forces him to confront his deepest fears, erotic desires, and question his capacity to love. 

Selina Rogers has made a name for herself at Inferno Enterprises. She's tough, confident and prepared to succeed. She's also built a world she believes is safe, until she's attacked and then saved by a masked stranger. As he helps her heal physically and emotionally, she becomes fascinated by his overwhelming power and gentle touch. Determined to show Dante the love he's been denying himself, Selina surrenders her heart, and dreams of a future with the mysterious man who completes her. 

But will his dark legacy destroy them...or save them both..



Undeniable by Shannon Richard

So, I finished Undeniable by Shannon Richard. This is the second book in the Country Roads books. I have to say I liked majority of the story, but at times it got a bit busy. So, let's proceed with my thoughts.

We have Grace King and she's been in love with Jaxson Anderson forever. She tries to get his attention, but every time she moves one step forward, Jax takes two steps back. This happens at the beginning of the book. Finally, Jax gets the wake up call that he wants Grace. So, they finally get to together. YAY! However, it can't be that simple. If it was it would be an extremely boring book.

Anyway, Jax is dealing with his self-loathing and believing he's no good for Grace. At the beginning you see a lot of that, but once Grace and him get together it dies down until one night. However, Jax isn't the only one who has troubles. Nope, Grace has her own troubles, and growing up in a small town doesn't always help. Grace has always wonder her father was and wonder why he didn't stick around. So, she was picked on for being a bastard. We also see that some members of town wonder if she's going to become like her mother. If that wasn't enough for the story, we also have robbers going on. So, we have Jax trying to figure out what's going on in little ol' Mirabelle.

Overall, not bad. I did like Undeniable, but I liked Undone more. I hope that the next book will be better. I did get some good chuckles out of the story. Grace is a sweet heart and she loves Jax so much that I think she tries to rescue him. Deep down Jax loves Grace. He does comes to her rescue, but he has a hard time letting go the negative words his dad shove down him. I look it at like this Grace and Jax get there happy ending and Jax does try to make up for the hurt he cause.

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3 1/2 Stars

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Blitz + Giveaway: Tempted by His Touch A LIMITED EDITION BOXED SET of Dukes, Rogues, & Alpha Heroes Historical Romance Novels

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A boxed set with ten sizzling historical romances from ten bestselling historical romance authors. Fall in love with fabulous tales of intrigue, suspense, wit, and passion featuring dukes, rogues, alpha heroes…and the women who can’t resist them. JUST 99 CENTS from July 27 - Sept. 21---then it disappears FOREVER!

InkSlinger PR Release Day + Giveaway: Deep Surrendering (Episode 5) by Chelsea M. Cameron

Deep Surrendering (Episode 5) 
by Chelsea M. Cameron
 July 2014


With thousands of miles separating them, will Fin and Marisol be able to keep their relationship alive? Or will the distance finally come between them?

*This is a novella of 20K words and the fifth in a series of novellas. They will release on the third Thursday of every month. The total number of episodes isn't final, but it will be from 12-14, which is two novel's worth of content. Due to adult content, this is not appropriate for anyone under the age of 17* 

Purchase Links for Deep Surrendering Episodes 
Episode 5:
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Episode 4:
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Episode 3:
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 Episode 2:
Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Kobo

 Episode 1: 
AmazonBarnes & Noble ~ Kobo

Author Information:
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013)

Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, LIsten coming out in 2014.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Grace Burrowes, Katie MacAlister, and Shana Galen Ask: Which Type of Historical Romance Heroine Are You? (Giveaway)

Grace Burrowes, Katie MacAlister, and Shana Galen wonder what type a heroine are you. They provided a simple quiz to see who are you most like. Are you royalty, an operative, or a member of retinue? Hmm. 

Quiz: Which Type of Historical Romance Heroine Are You?

#1 What word best describes you?

a) effervescent
b) nonconfrontational (mostly) 
c) stealthy

#2 My favorite hobby is ...

a) comparative study of the male form
b) looking after my darling baron   
c) target practice

#3 What is the perfect late night snack?

a) bread, cheese, meats, lemon tarts … whatever can be liberated from the kitchen
b) the baron's kisses
c) ratafia, shaken not stirred

#4 My ideal man must have ...

a) a sublime derriere
b) an aptitude for growing hardy, contrary flowers 
c) brains

#5 What accessory do you never leave home without?

a) my corset (large bosoms are such a trial)
b) my composure 
c) my pistol


If you choose mostly As ... then you are as sparkling and resourceful as Her Serene Royal Highness Dagmar from The Truth About Leo by Katie MacAlister. Dagmar may have been raised in a strictly formal manner, but she’s never let that stop her from pursuing anything that catches her interest. She’s a bit quirky, marches to her own drummer, and has a fine, fine appreciation of the manly form.

If you choose mostly Bs … then you are clearly the stuff a baroness is made of, much like Millicent, from The Traitor. Milly is sweet, fierce, determined, and brave but slow to trust. Sebastian, Baron St. Clair, is ALSO sweet, fierce, determined and brave, and relentless when it comes to protecting those he cares for. Alas for both Sebastian and Milly, an enemy stalks them who is not sweet. By the time Milly is done with Sebastian's enemies, they are not very brave either. So if you chose mostly B's, the bad guys better steer mighty clear of you!

If you choose mostly Cs … then you are equipped to be a master spy like Jane Bonde from Love and Let Spy by Shana Galen. Jane is smart, cunning, and loyal, but she has her weaknesses too. Her latest weakness goes by the name Dominic Griffyn. Planning a wedding and defeating a villain intent upon the destruction of England is tricky, but if you're the sort who multitasks easily, then you too have Jane's unique skills and panache.

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Her name is Bonde, Jane Bonde . . .

A beautiful and eligible member of the ton, Jane has more than a few secrets: she’s one of the Crown’s most elite agents. She may be deadly, but she doesn't know a thing about fashion, flirtation, or love . . . until Dominic Griffyn shakes up her carefully stirred world and asks her to be his bride. He’s exactly the kind of man she’s not looking for. And he’s dangerous, because falling into his arms is so much more satisfying than saving England from her enemies.

He’s an improper gentleman who needs a wife. . .

Tall, dark, and tortured, Dominic Griffyn is haunted by demons from his past. When his stepfather insists that he marry, Dominic allows himself to hope that the beautiful but mysterious Miss Bonde might help him forget his troubles. As they grow closer, it’s clear that there’s more to Jane than danger. She might be just what his neglected heart needs.

As a young boy, British-born Sebastian St. Clair was abandoned in France and forced to join the French army in order to survive. 

Now that the war is over, he has returned home to his beloved England, and is determined to live a quiet life as a country gentleman. He believes that his wish is about to come true when he begins to fall for his elderly aunt’s lovely companion, Miss Millicent Danforth. 

But the French are not quite ready to let him go, and they’ve devised a devious plot that could destroy everything that Sebastian holds dear. He will have to use all of his wits if he plans on escaping this scheme with his life…and his love.

Can Dagmar flee Denmark

Dagmar Marie Sophie is a poverty-stricken Danish princess whose annoying royal cousin is about to have her stuffed away in a convent. When she finds a wounded man unconscious in her garden, she sees a way out of her desperate situation.
By Lying to Leo?

Leopold Ernst George Mortimer, seventh earl of March, and spy in the service of the king, finds himself on the wrong end of a saber and left for dead. He wakes up not remembering what the care of a beautiful woman who says she is his wife.
Back in London, Leo-with the help of his old friends the eccentric Britton family-sets out to unravel what he's forgotten... Is Dagmar truly the wonderful, irrepressible woman who makes his heart sing, or is she a dangerous enigma bent on his destruction?

Taste of Darkness by Katie Reus

Last year I read Darkness Awakened, which launched her new series Darkness. All right, I was a little worry, because the first book didn't grab me. However, there was one character that intrigued. I didn't mention him my review last year, because I just did a general "I'm curious about a few characters in the next book" phrase. The character I was intrigued was Drake. Here's why: he's a dragon. If you don't know, dragons are awesome shifters. Anyway, Katie Reus brings us Drake's book in Taste of Darkness.

So, at the beginning of the story Drake is still getting accustom to life after being locked up in hell for centuries. He has a feeling he has found his mate in a wolf shifter, Victoria. Now Victoria has feelings for Drake, but doesn't know how he feels about her. Plus, she wants to make sure that Drake isn't just settling on her and vice versa. However, these two have chemistry. Seriously, Drake freaking glows when he's around Victoria.

Anyway, he eventually finds out he has siblings, doesn't trust them. More like he's not sure what to think of them cause his memory is a hit or miss. So, the Stavros clan isn't sure what to think of dragons being real. Anyway, they head up to where Drake's family is located and the story gets a little more interesting with more dragons. I'm going to be frank, I love this book. It's one of those stories I want to say every thought about this book and basically tell you the story.

I love how the story focuses on Drake and finding about himself and his people. You get see bits of Drake's memory coming back. I like one of his memory about what his father told him:
"You're from a strong line and you're naturally bigger than most of the other boys your age. Some males feel the need to prove themselves and want to start fights. It's a natural thing, but I'm glad you're not like that. True leaders know how to control themselves. They earn loyalty and respect by leading by example, not by bullying."
This shows what good character Drake has at even a young age. I love how he treats Victoria with respect. Most of the clan treats her like she's still a young cub, while Drake treats her as an equal. Although he's a bit overprotective at times.

I have to say that I love how you get a sense there's a bad guy lurking around in the story, but you don't know who. As the story progresses Katie gives you two guys who could be the bad guy. I love the fact you suspect one more than the other, because of his past action. All of the sudden you're like no way, you did not just do that to me. Fantastic.

Dragons are awesome! Katie won me over with Taste of Darkness, because I wasn't sure I was going to like the series after my mediocre feelings toward Darkness Awakened. Now I'm excited for the next story. I'm sure who I would want more for the next story Drake's brother or his sister. I'm kinda leaning towards his brother. My fingers are cross for that one.

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5 Stars

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Blog Tour + Excerpt + Giveaway: Veiled Target by Robin Bielman

Book Blurb:

Never take Fate along on a date. The kiss goodnight could be deadly.

Tracking down Veilers—non humans—is only a sideline for Tess Damon. Vengeance for her fiancĂ©’s murder is her reason for living. But with two botched jobs on her record, if she fails to eliminate her next mark, she’s dead. She’s not afraid to die, but not before she gets even. Too bad fate has a really bad sense of humor.

Hugh Langston, a wolfen half shifter, lives to keep both humans and his pack safe. But when rogue humans kidnap his apprentice, his rescue mission is compromised by a hot-as-hell, kick-ass woman who makes him think only one thing: mine.

Tess tries to ignore her feelings, but temptation trips her up. Especially when Hugh figures out he’s her next target and forces her into an inconvenient alliance that tests all the laws against their attraction. Now, with the line between good and evil getting blurrier by the minute, it becomes clear Tess’s only hope of living to see another day—and finding a murderer—lies with the one man she’s supposed to kill.

Forever Romance Launch Day Blitz + Excerpt + Giveaway: Unstoppable by Shannon Richard

Some things you don't dare let go . . .

Melanie O'Bryan knows life is too short to be afraid of taking chances. And former Air Force sergeant Bennett Hart is certainly worth taking a chance on. He's agreed to help her students with a school project, but she's hoping the handsome handyman will offer her a whole lot more. Yet despite his heated glances and teasing touches, Mel senses there's something holding him back . . . 

Bennett Hart is grateful to be alive and back home in Mirabelle, Florida. Peaceful and uncomplicated-that's all he's looking for. Until a spunky, sexy-as-hell teacher turns his life upside down. After one smoldering kiss, Bennett feels like he's falling without a parachute. But with memories of his past threatening to resurface, he'll have to decide whether to keep playing it safe, or take the biggest risk of all. 

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