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

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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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.


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.


InkSlinger PR Promo Blitz: You Own Me by Shiloh Walker

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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.


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

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?

 My Thoughts:

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: 

Monday, October 20, 2014

WordSmith Publicity Release Day Blast + Excerpt + 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?

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Giveaway: Black Raven's Lady by Kathleen Harrington

Black Raven’s Lady
Highland Laird’s Trilogy # 3
By: Kathleen Harrington
Releasing October 21, 2014
Avon Romance

This exciting conclusion to the popular Highland Lairds Trilogy features a runaway lass and the laird who will do anything to protect her.

Feisty Lady Raine Cameron has been surrounded her whole life by gossip claiming she is not her father's daughter. Determined to find her true heritage, the dark-haired beauty boards the Black Raven under false pretenses in search of the man who she believes is her father, a man who is also a traitor to Scotland. Only the Black Raven himself stands in her way…

Laird Keir MacNeil has a reputation for being a ruthless and powerful ship captain. On a mission to apprehend Scotland's most wanted traitor, he never expected to see Raine on his ship. Keir vows to keep Raine out of harm's way and return her to her family untarnished. But as his lust for her grows, he must choose between honor and the woman he never expected to desire.

Excerpt from Black Raven's Lady:

An American Duchess by Sharon Page (Review)

So, the beginning of An American Duchess by Sharon Page started out strong. It was fun reading first part of the book, because there was a lot going on. Sometimes that can bog  a person down, but it manages to work in the story.

So, we have Zoe Gifford an American heiress, but she can't access her money until she's married. Well, she meets Sebastian Hazelton and concocts a plan to marry and divorce before the ink is dry on the certificate. However, she has to meet the family. Once she meets Sebastian's infuriating brother Nigel Hazelton, the Duke of Langford, the can't seem to stay away from each. I love that they have this intense dislike towards one another. We all know that it can go one or two ways. Of course, it works out that they are better match than Sebastian and her. That's not the only reason, since Sebastian has the hots for his friend.

Mark My Words New Release Blitz: Heat (Vol. 2) by Kailin Gow



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What started as attraction has turned into obsession. When Bobby and Lilly's tryst turns into something more, fate intervenes with heavy consequences that may forever tear them apart. Lilly has made up her mind to return to the convent for peace, only to find that her life as she knew it was far darker than she had ever imagined, and that she had a strange connection to Errol King that would threaten everything.

  HEAT 2 is for age 18 and up due to sexual and adult themes  

Haven't started the Heat series yet?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Lusting for Covers (42): It Started with a Scandal by Julie Anne Long

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 Week Selection:

It Started with a Scandal by Julie Anne Long
Publisher: Avon (Mar 2015)
Series: Pennyroyal, 10
Genre: Historical


Lord Philippe Lavay once took to the high seas armed with charm as lethal as his sword and a stone-cold conviction: he'll restore his family's fortune and honor, no matter the cost. Victory is at last within reach--when a brutal attack snatches it from his grasp and lands him in Pennyroyal Green.

An afternoon of bliss brings a cascade of consequences for Elise Fountain. Shunned by her family and ousted from a job she loves, survival means a plummet down the social ladder to a position no woman has yet been able to keep: housekeeper to a frighteningly formidable prince.

The bold and gentle Elise sees past his battered body into Philippe's barricaded heart...and her innate sensuality ignites his blood. Now a man who thought he could never love and a woman who thought she would never again trust must fight an incendiary passion that could be the ruin of them both.

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I love the teal color of the dress, and I also love that it's looks like she's standing a ballroom. Overall, it's a beautiful cover. Anyway, what are you all lusting for?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

InkSlinger PR Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway: Fractured Lines by Jen McLaughlin

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The lines we once crossed so easily have widened and torn us apart… 

Once upon a time I thought Finn and I would live happily ever after, but real life doesn't always have a happy ending. He's testing my trust, and I'm losing faith in the man I thought I'd spend the rest of my life with, and there’s nothing I do can stop it. He’s the one I trusted to keep me safe, but now he’s the source of my greatest pain…

Forgiveness is fragile, and some fractures never fully heal...

One mistake—a slip in a moment of weakness—might cost me everything I've worked so hard for. The thing about trust is that it's a lot easier to lose than it is to build. Just as I'm about to give up and surrender to the demons from my past, an unexpected threat reminds me what I'm best at: protecting the woman I love. Whether or not she wants me, I will fight for Carrie and our daughter, and I will keep them safe—no matter the cost. 

Even if I have to put my life and my heart on the line.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Blog Tour + Interview + Giveaway: Secrets in Scarlet by Erica Monroe

I would like to welcome to Erica to What I’m Reading! Today we’ve got a treat: Erica surveyed her readers, and she’ll answer some of their questions here. First, tell us about your new release, Secrets in Scarlet.

Erica Monroe: While Secrets in Scarlet is the second book in my Rookery Rogues series, it can be read as a standalone. It’s a historical romantic suspense set in Spitalfields, London. One night, Thaddeus Knight, a sergeant with the Metropolitan Police, finds a young girl beaten and bloodied outside of the Larker factory. He’s not able to save her and she passes away in his arms. He’s determined to solve the case and get justice for her family. My heroine, Poppy “Corrigan” O’Reilly (the sister of the hero in my first book), works at the same weaving factory where the girl is murdered, and Thaddeus recruits her to be his eyes and ears and report back to him any suspicious goings-on at work. Poppy knows she shouldn’t get close to Thaddeus, because he could reveal to everyone that she’s not really the war widow she claims to be—Poppy was seduced by a blackguard and bore an illegitimate child, Moira. Knowing that society would look down on Moira and treat her badly, Poppy will do anything to protect her daughter from having to go through life as a bastard. But as she and Thaddeus work together, their desire for one another grows too strong to be denied.

Spotlight + Sale Alert + Giveaway (Oct. 17-21): Desired by Stacey Kennedy

DESIRED by Stacey Kennedy

Readers of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY are sure to love DESIREDStacey Kennedy’s latest seductive, electrifying novel of Club Sin, where fantasy becomes reality.

Series: Club Sin (DESIRED, book #3, BARED, book #2, CLAIMED, book #1)
Author: Stacey Kennedy
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance – BDSM
Release Date: August 5, 2013
Number of Pages: 292
Publisher: Random House - Loveswept
Format: Digital eBook
ISBN: 9780553391183

“Sexy, sensual, and totally seductive ... Stacey Kennedy sure knows how to make a girl swoon.”—New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff


Kyler Morgan, Master at the legendary Club Sin in Las Vegas, knows how to give women what they want—too well. He hasn’t had a real challenge in a long time. Then Ella Snow enters his life. Beautiful, inhibited, and innocent in the ways of submission and domination, Ella is the new blood he’s been lusting after. Soon, the thrill of training her to embrace his world brings forth desires Kyler cannot control.
After ending an abusive relationship, Ella makes a promise to herself to start living life to the fullest. It’s one of the reasons she seeks out Club Sin. Here, Kyler’s every touch is a lesson in liberation, stirring passions that have no bounds. But as she falls under Kyler’s command, Ella discovers that some secrets are so dark they must come to light. Submission alone may not be enough to save her, leaving her Master with only one question: How can he help Ella heal while unlocking the deep pleasures she craves?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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

THOUGHTFUL by S.C. Stephens 
(February 24, 2014; Forever Trade Paperback and E-book)

The only place Kellan Kyle has ever felt at home is onstage. Gripping his guitar in a darkened bar, he can forget his painful past. These days his life revolves around three things: music, his bandmates, and hot hookups. Until one woman changes everything…

Kiera is the kind of girl Kellan has no business wanting-smart, sweet, and dating his best friend. Certain he could never be worthy of her love, he hides his growing attraction…until Kiera's own tormented heart hints that his feelings might not be one-sided. Now, no matter the consequences, Kellan is sure of one thing-he won't let Kiera go without a fight.

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About the author:
S.C. Stephens is a #1 bestselling author who spends her every free moment creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance.  In addition to writing, she enjoys spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading, listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with her friends and family.  She and her 2 children reside in the Pacific Northwest. 

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Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Guest Post (Character Profile) + Giveaway: Alex by Sawyer Bennett



Occupation: Professional hockey player with the Carolina Cold Fury
Pet Peeves: People who drive too slow in the left hand lane
What He Loves Most About Sutton: Her strength and ability to overcome adversity.  And those lips... yeah, those lips.
Biggest Regret: What I did to Sutton. Thank God she forgives the fool I was.
Favorite Movie:  Mission Impossible

Occupation: Social Worker
Pet Peeves: People who park in front of the grocery story in the emergency lane
What She Loves Most About Alex:  The way he is a role model to my little brother. And those eyes... yeah, those eyes.
Biggest Regret: None. I can’t live life that way.
Favorite Movie:  Love Actually

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: Various States of Undress: Virginia by Laura Simcox

Various States of Undress: Virginia
Various States of Undress # 2
By: Laura Simcox
Releasing October 7th, 2014
Avon: Impulse

When the president's daughter risks everything with her sexy new boss, they're bound to find themselves in Various States of Undress!

If she had it her way, Virginia Fulton—daughter of the President of the United States—would spend more time dancing in Manhattan's nightclubs than working in its skyscrapers. Tired of dodging paparazzi, she needs a change. And a real chance. So when she finds herself in the arms of sexy, persuasive Dexter Cameron, who presents her with the opportunity of a lifetime, Virginia sees it as a sign … but can she take it without losing her heart?

CEO-to-be Dexter Cameron knows he's taking a risk by hiring a stylish party girl to jumpstart his family's legacy department store. But the president's gorgeous daughter has her thumb on the pulse of Manhattan, and the partnership seems like a win-win … until Dex discovers that his goals now include more than securing the corner office—they include Virginia herself. Dex must decide: does he make a move up the ladder? Or on the girl of his dreams?

Excerpt from Various States of Undress: Virginia: