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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sizzling PR Spotlight + Review: When I Dream of You by Rosa Sophia



Blurb: 

 **Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content.

Nina Archer battles memories of a trauma that occurred twelve years ago… With plans to move to North Carolina, she hopes to separate herself from her mother, whose excessive drinking is becoming unbearable. Then suddenly, fate steps in to help her heal in a way she would never think possible. 

While running a race in Juno Beach, Nina finds herself next to a man whom she’s immediately attracted to. Wes Ladner, the same man she dreamt about one year ago… Wes is focused on his writing, and has no time for a woman. But the night before they met, he dreamt of Nina. Although they come from two very different worlds neither of them can deny the sparks that fly between them. 

As her time runs out to make a decision, Nina wonders if she’s been given the chance to come to terms with her past, and accept a gift that some never receive—true love.

Genre: Romance Release Date: October 28, 2014 (is already available for pre-order)

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Tasty Book Tour Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Seaside Hearts by Melissa Foster


Seaside Hearts
Seaside Summers # 2
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing October, 2014



Blurb

Jenna Ward is vivacious, spontaneous, and confident—except when she’s around the man who stole her heart years earlier, strikingly handsome, quiet, and reliable Pete Lacroux. After years of trying to get his attention and overwhelmed from dealing with her mother’s new cougar lifestyle, Jenna’s giving up on Peter—and is ready to explore other men.

As the eldest of five siblings, with an alcoholic father to care for, boat craftsman Pete Lacroux always does the right thing and has no time for a real relationship. He’s looking forward to seeing his friend Jenna, a welcome distraction who’s so damn sexy and so painfully shy that she equally entertains and confuses him.

When Jenna picks up a hard-bodied construction worker, jealousy ignites Pete’s true feelings, and he’s powerless to ignore the desires for Jenna he never realized he had.  But Pete’s not the quiet guy he appears to be, and his life is anything but conducive to a relationship. Can Jenna handle the real Pete Lacroux—the sexiest, most passionate alpha male she’s ever seen—or will she crack under pressure? And can Pete reclaim the life he once had without tearing apart his family?

SEASIDE SUMMERS is the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series, featuring a group of fun, sexy, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They’re funny, flawed, and will have you begging to enter their circle of friends. You met them in READ, WRITE, LOVE, (The Remingtons, Book 5), follow these friends on their search for forever love in the Seaside Summers series. COMING SUMMER 2014.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Guest Post + Giveaway: What A Lady Demands by Ashlyn Macnamara


In the early nineteenth century, girls were not so much educated as expected to demonstrate certain accomplishments. Among these were an ability to dance, converse, perhaps draw, do embroidery, or perform music. But others were more general, more overall qualities.
One of these was gracefulness. To that end, girls of that era were encouraged to play the Game of Graces. Two girls would toss a beribboned hoop back and forth using sticks. To catch the hoop, one would hold their sticks straight about four inches apart. To toss, one would cross the sticks and release them, scissor fashion. In the course of this game, girls assumed what were thought of as graceful poses; hence the game’s name.
Mastery of the skills involved was by no means easy, and young ladies could spend a while getting the hang of it. Once they did, however, they might make it into a competition, where the first girl to successfully toss and catch the hoop ten times was the winner.
The nineteenth century society was hardly the poster child for erasing gender stereotypes. I would assume any boy caught playing this game might be considered a sissy. Yet the heroine of my new release What a Lady Demands teaches this game to her young charge, Jeremy. Viscount Lindenhurst hires Cecelia Sanford as the latest in a string of governesses for his five-year-old son. Cecelia soon notices Jeremy has difficulties walking and running like a normal child, so she introduces this game to him in hopes of helping him move without falling so often. Does she succeed? I suppose you’ll have to read the book to find out.In the early nineteenth century, girls were not so much educated as expected to demonstrate certain accomplishments. Among these were an ability to dance, converse, perhaps draw, do embroidery, or perform music. But others were more general, more overall qualities.
One of these was gracefulness. To that end, girls of that era were encouraged to play the Game of Graces. Two girls would toss a beribboned hoop back and forth using sticks. To catch the hoop, one would hold their sticks straight about four inches apart. To toss, one would cross the sticks and release them, scissor fashion. In the course of this game, girls assumed what were thought of as graceful poses; hence the game’s name.
Mastery of the skills involved was by no means easy, and young ladies could spend a while getting the hang of it. Once they did, however, they might make it into a competition, where the first girl to successfully toss and catch the hoop ten times was the winner.
The nineteenth century society was hardly the poster child for erasing gender stereotypes. I would assume any boy caught playing this game might be considered a sissy. Yet the heroine of my new release What a Lady Demands teaches this game to her young charge, Jeremy. Viscount Lindenhurst hires Cecelia Sanford as the latest in a string of governesses for his five-year-old son. Cecelia soon notices Jeremy has difficulties walking and running like a normal child, so she introduces this game to him in hopes of helping him move without falling so often. Does she succeed? I suppose you’ll have to read the book to find out.

What a Lady Demands
The Eton Boys Trilogy # 2
By: Ashlyn Macnamara
Releasing November 4th, 2014
Loveswept


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WordSmith Publicity Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Need You Tonight by Marquita Valentine



Title: Need You Tonight (Boys of the South #6)
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 20, 2014
Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations

Book Description:
In small towns, dirty little secrets don’t remain secret for long…

Everyone loves Parker Morgan, especially the high society ladies who pay thousands for his time. Becoming a male escort hadn’t been something Parker wanted to do, but when his family needed money to survive, he compromised everything he believed in to make ends meet. But there are two things he refuses to do—one, be paid for sex. Two, let himself fall for his beautiful new neighbor. She’s too pure and sweet for him. And that sadness in her eyes… he doesn’t want know the cause of it. He has too many problems of his own.

A war widow at only twenty-two, Brooklyn Reeves has lived a shadowed existence for two years. Desperate to start over, she moves to Forrestville, never dreaming her new neighbor would be so sexy—not that she wants a relationship of any kind with him. Besides, he’s completely hostile and rude anytime they run into one another. Unfortunately, he’s also her handyman, and she’s forced to repeatedly call on him when one thing after another goes wrong with her rental house.

Only, as spring turns to summer, Brooklyn begins to sees a new side to Parker—one that makes her reconsider her opinion of him. Sparks fly, igniting a hunger that neither of them can resist.

But are either of them prepared for the consequences, once Parker’s dirty little secret comes to light?

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InkSlinger PR Release Day Launch + Excerpt + Giveaway: All Broke Down by Cora Carmack

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Yowza! We are extremely excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Cora Carmack's ALL BROKE DOWN!! ALL BROKE DOWN is a New Adult Contemporary Romance novel being published by HarperCollins, and it is the 2nd book in The Rusk University Series.

All Broke Down

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About ALL BROKE DOWN:

In this second book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack’s New Adult, Texas-set Rusk University series, which began with All Lined Up, a young woman discovers that you can’t only fight for what you believe in . . . sometimes you have to fight for what you love. 

Dylan fights for lost causes. Probably because she used to be one.

Environmental issues, civil rights, corrupt corporations, and politicians—you name it, she’s probably been involved in a protest. When her latest cause lands her in jail overnight, she meets Silas Moore. He’s in for a different kind of fighting. And though he’s arrogant and infuriating, she can’t help being fascinated with him. Yet another lost cause.

Football and trouble are the only things that have ever come naturally to Silas. And it’s trouble that lands him in a cell next to do-gooder Dylan. He’s met girls like her before—fixers, he calls them, desperate to heal the damage and make him into their ideal boyfriend. But he doesn’t think he’s broken, and he definitely doesn’t need a girlfriend trying to change him. Until, that is, his anger issues and rash decisions threaten the only thing he really cares about, his spot on the Rusk University football team. Dylan might just be the perfect girl to help.

Because Silas Moore needs some fixing after all.

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Doctor's Fake Fiancée by Victoria James (Review)

Before you even start Victoria James's The Doctor's Fake Fiancée, grab a box of tissues. I'm not kidding Victoria had me crying from the first couple of chapters. It did lighten up, but it might be a good idea to keep them near by. The ending did me in. Granted it was one of the sappiest endings, but it still got to me. However, this book is FANTASTIC! I absolutely loved this story even though I was crying through most of the book.

So, if you have read the previous Red River books you would remember at the end of The Best Man's Baby Evan Manning was in an accident that caused serious damage to his hand. This caused him to quit being a surgeon and the lost of his fiancée. Well, if the girl is going to leave after a tragedy, good riddance. Anyway, we didn't know exactly what happen to Evan's hand, so we were left wondering. Finally the answer was reveal. Evan is a hero.

Cover Reveal: The Other Duke by Jess Michaels


The Other Duke
The Notorious Flynns, Book 1
Jess Michaels
January 14, 2015
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For years Serafina McPhee has been engaged to marry the heir to the Duke of Hartholm and for almost as long, she has been struggling to find a way out of that engagement. When he suddenly dies, she does not mourn but thrills at the idea that she will be free. Unfortunately, best laid plans go awry when the next in line for the title, her intended’s cousin, Raphael “Rafe” Flynn is forced to take over the engagement. But Serafina knows Rafe’s reputation as a libertine and wants nothing to do with him, either, even if he is devastatingly handsome. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Lusting for Covers (43): Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh



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:

Only Enchanting by Mary Balogh
Published: Signet, (Oct. 28, 2014)
Series: The Surviors' Club, 4 
Genre: Historical

Blurb: 

The Survivors' Club: Six men and one woman, all wounded in the Napoleonic Wars, their friendship forged during their recovery at Penderris Hall in Cornwall. Now, in the fourth novel of the Survivors' Club series, Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, has left this refuge to find his own salvation—in the love of a most unsuspecting woman…

Flavian, Viscount Ponsonby, was devastated by his fiancée’s desertion after his return home. Now the woman who broke his heart is back—and everyone is eager to revive their engagement. Except Flavian, who, in a panic, runs straight into the arms of a most sensible yet enchanting young woman.

Agnes Keeping has never been in love—and never wishes to be. But then she meets the charismatic Flavian, and suddenly Agnes falls so foolishly and so deeply that she agrees to his impetuous proposal of marriage.

When Agnes discovers that the proposal is only to avenge his former love, she’s determined to flee. But Flavian has no intention of letting his new bride go, especially now that he too has fallen so passionately and so unexpectedly in love.


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Why?

The colors. The blend of teal and pinks makes this charming. It's just simply beautiful. So, what are you lusting for, a pretty cover or something completely different?


Tempted By A Cowboy by Sarah M. Anderson (Review)

Yesterday, I got a chance to finished Tempted By A Cowboy by Sarah M. Anderson. As I was reading the first thing that popped into my mind was, "What in the world did Jo Spears do?", cause she has been living like a nun for 10years. Throughout the story you slowly get picture what made her change her life. As she has been piecing together her life, you are getting the piece by piece of what happen. At times it's a little frustrating cause you see the attraction between her and Phillip Beaumont, but she's not easily charm by him. Now Phillip has two images the partier and the cowboy. However, the partier comes out more often and he justifies it by saying he's the image of the company. When he meets Jo, he starts to clean up his act, because he has this need to conquer her.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lady Madeline's Adventure with the Duke or something like that

So, the other day Ava Stone was at a Facebook Party and she posted the following image. 


So, my name and personality came out to be The Willful Madeline, Duchess of Marrick. So, I posted on how she met her duke:

Well, I went out to the garden cause those balls can be so stuffy. I just had to escape Lady Jersey's evil glare. I don't understand why she doesn't like me. Anyway, I happen to catch his grace with his latest flame. I know so shameful of me, but I couldn't turn away. Then he caught me watching and narrowly made my escape to the library. Cause we all know that Andrew James Carlyle is not the Duke to trifle with.

So, I decided to make a little story of Lady Madeline Bennett. Bear with me as I share the little story that popped into my head. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Dangerous Surrender by Katie Reus (Review)

All right, I got a chance to read Dangerous Surrender by Katie Reus, which happens to be the fourth book in The Serafina books.  We are starting to get to know one of the twins a little better. In Dangerous Surrender we get a chance to know Roman MacNeil.  However, my favorite twin is Logan, but that's okay.

The twins are as different as night and day. While Logan seems to be the fun and carefree one, Roman is stoic and quiet. So, you're not sure how to think of him. Taylor Arenas isn't sure how she feels about Roman other than she can trust him, and Vadim vouches for him.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tasty Book Tour Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: What a Wallflower Wants by Maya Rodale


What a Wallflower Wants
Bad Boys & Wallflowers # 3
By: Maya Rodale
Releasing September 30th, 2014
Avon



Blurb
In the third novel in Maya Rodale’s charming Wallflower series, London’s Least Likely to Be Caught in a Compromising Position finds temptation in a devilishly handsome stranger . . .

Miss Prudence Merryweather Payton has a secret.

Everyone knows that she’s the only graduate from her finishing school to remain unwed on her fourth season-but no one knows why. With her romantic illusions shattered after being compromised against her will, Prudence accepts a proposal even though her betrothed is not exactly a knight in shining armor. When he cowardly pushes her out of their stagecoach to divert a highwayman, she vows never to trust another man again.

John Roark, Viscount Castleton, is nobody’s hero.

He’s a blue-eyed charmer with a mysterious past and ambitious plans for his future-that do not include a wife. When he finds himself stranded at a country inn with a captivating young woman, a delicate dance of seduction ensues. He knows he should keep his distance. And he definitely shouldn’t start falling in love with her.

When Prudence’s dark past comes back to haunt her, John must protect her-even though he risks revealing his own secrets that could destroy his future.

Excerpt from What a Wallflower Wants:

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Light Her Fire by Samanthe Beck (Review)

Holy moly was this read H-O-T! Let me just say that there moments in Samanthe Beck's Light Her Fire, had me self-fanning. So, if you are not a fan of hot steamy reads, you need to back away from the book. However, if you like a lot of steam, you better grab your fan or take an ice bath, because Light Her Fire doesn't cool down till the end. Seriously, a smokin' hot read.

So, what makes this smokin' hot read awesome. Right from the get go Samanthe has me blushing. Granted it doesn't take much for me to blush, but it's the situation that popped up. For instance, Melody makes the first move towards Josh. She starts to have second thoughts, but still goes through with it. However, it seems like the town is conspiring against them. Which gets a good laugh, because it's absolutely embarrassing. This inspires the blush from me. Fortunately, they are able to finally get their groove on, but it comes with its own challenges.

Tasty Book Tour Trick or Sweet + Giveaway: Sweet Texas Series by Candis Terry


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Signed Copy of SOMETHING SWEETER, 
Halloween Socks and Halloween Candy!



HE’S STUBBORN AND THOROUGHLY MALE . . .

If Charlotte Brooks thinks she and her TV makeover show can turn Reno Wilder’s hometown upside down, he’ll be happy to prove her wrong. The x-Marine has seen too much turmoil and he likes Sweet, Texas, just the way it is. Traditional. Familiar. A little dull. Everything Charli isn’t. But instead of backing off from his scowls like everyone else, Charli digs in her skyscraper heels.

SHE’S TENACIOUS AND WICKEDLY TEMPTING . . .

Reno Wilder is a one-man unwelcoming committee, but Charli isn’t budging. It’s clear the gorgeous cowboy needs an overhaul just as much as Sweet. Someone needs to break him out of that gruff shell and show him how fun and rewarding a little change can be.

THEY’RE ABOUT TO FIND THAT LOVE IS ANYTHING BUT PREDICTABLE.


InkSlinger PR Promo Blitz: You Own Me by Shiloh Walker

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We are excited to bring you the Daily Deal Blitz for Shiloh Walker's YOU OWN ME! YOU OWN ME is a stand-alone contemporary erotic romance novella. And it's $.99 today only! Go grab this hot little read!

You own me
 

About YOU OWN ME:

It had always been her…

Ten years had passed since the doors slammed shut behind Decker Calhoun, taking away his freedom, but more importantly, locking him away from Elizabeth Waters, the only woman he’d ever loved—the woman he’d given up everything for.

The day he was sentenced, he’d looked at her and said, No regrets, Lizzie. But he lied, because he did have one. Although he’s been out of jail for three years now, he was a year too late. Lizzie never knew how he felt and just months before he was released, she found somebody else and it’s too late. 

Or maybe not. It seems that Lizzie’s boyfriend wants an open relationship and two can play at that game. Now all Decker has to do is convince Lizzie that he’s the better man…and has been all along.

Excerpt:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tasty Book Tour Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Christmas at Twilight by Lori Wilde


Christmas at Twilight
Twilight, Texas # 5
By: Lori Wilde
Releasing October 28th, 2014
Avon Romance



Blurb
It's Christmas in Twilight, Texas. The Cookie Club is baking, the town is decorated, and Delta Force Operator "Hutch" Hutchinson has finally, reluctantly, returned home . . .

. . . only to get pepper sprayed by the delicious- looking stranger who's taken over his house. She says her name is Jane, and she immediately sets down ground rules. Top priority: no touching. For Hutch that isn't easy—he was wounded in action, but one part is still working very well.

Then Hutch learns the truth. Jane harbors a frightening secret—she's really Meredith Sommers, on the run from a dangerous ex-husband and desperately in need of the safety Hutch can provide. In that moment, he vows he'd do anything in his power to protect her. And as Christmas approaches, they discover that their love can conquer the past and overcome any obstacle—but what price will they pay?

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Book Blitz + Excerpt + Giveaway: Light Her Fire by Samanthe Beck


Book Blurb:
He’ll show this good girl the thrill of being bad…

Good girl Melody Merritt is ready to be bad. Fresh out of an unsatisfying ten-year engagement to the town golden boy, she’s determined to make up for lost time. And who better to burn her sterling reputation to the ground than Bluelick’s sinfully sexy new fire chief whose wicked gaze promises complete and utter domination? Yes, please.

Corrupting the prim and proper Little Miss Bluelick is the most action Josh Bradley’s seen since he transferred from Cincinnati to fast-track his career. He won’t let anything or anyone—not even the delectable Melody Merritt—trap him in this Kentucky-fried Mayberry, but when their searing chemistry yields an unexpected result, he realizes he’s started a blaze that's completely beyond his control…

Excerpt from Light Her Fire: