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Monday, February 8, 2016

Barclay Publicity Cover Reveal + Excerpt + Giveaway: The Keeper by Rebecca


THE KEEPER 
Crossing Realms #1
Rebecca E. Neely





Sacrifice or salvation? A chosen psychic few may be both. As the city's Keepers battle Betrayers to save the human race, all's not fair in love and war.

Nick Geary, jaded clan leader of human guardians, the Keepers, is doomed to love a human woman who’s forgotten him, time after time, for thirteen years: Libby Klink, a skittish accountant who’s as terrified of her recent and strange intuitions as she is of her mundane existence.

When Nick is ordered by the clan’s guiding force to seek Libby’s help in defending the clan against enemy Betrayers, romance sizzles as the pair forms an unlikely alliance in their desperate search to discover the key to the clan’s salvation—which Libby alone holds.

But a haunting secret could cost Nick everything, and in a race against time, both will be forced to choose between their hearts and duty. Can their love, and the clan survive, or will the very forces that drew them together ultimately destroy them?

The battle in the Steel City begins.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lusting for Covers (109): My Fair Princess by Vanessa Kelly


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:

My Fair Princess by Vanessa Kelly
Publisher: Zebra (Aug. 2016)
Series: The Improper Princess, 1
Genre: Historical

Blurb:

First, Vanessa Kelly brought readers The Renegade Royals. Now, in a delightfully witty new series, she introduces The Improper Princesses—three young women descended from royalty, each bound for her own thrilling adventure . . .
 
Despite being the illegitimate daughter of a prince, Gillian Dryden is happily ignorant of all social graces. After growing up wild in Italy, Gillian has been ordered home to England to find a suitable husband. And Charles Valentine Penley, the excessively proper, distractingly handsome Duke of Leverton, has agreed to help transform her from a willful tomboy to a blushing debutante.
 
Powerful and sophisticated, Charles can make or break reputations with a well-placed word. But his new protégée, with her habit of hunting bandits and punching earls, is a walking scandal. The ton is aghast . . . but Charles is thoroughly intrigued. Tasked with taking the hoyden in hand, he longs to take her in his arms instead. Can such an outrageous attraction possibly lead to a fairytale ending?


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Why?

First off, the answer will always be the dress, usually. In this case it's the dress. It's a pretty peach color and I'm partial to brunette heroine. Am I bias, yes! The passionate embrace does help too. What do you think of the cover of the week?

Saturday, February 6, 2016

InkSlinger PR Blog Parade + Excerpt + Giveaway: Supernatural Chronicles the New Orleans Collection

Ten authors and one grand scheme of mayhem and magic in the depths of New Orleans.




About The Supernatural Chronicles: The New Orleans Collection:

Beneath the brow of Bourbon and French architecture, the iris of New Orleans swirls with flecks of worlds and beings unknown to mankind. Come with us as we chronicle their journey—each supernatural race must hunt for an offering in hopes of saving their own. Skinwalkers, Wolves, Vampires, Dragons, Succubi, Witches, Necromancers, Cupids, and Asgardians are all in danger of losing control as an uprising darkness threatens to rip the veil that protects them all from the great beyond.

Ten original novellas, following each supernatural race as they fight an elusive enemy, are written by New Adult authors Lila Felix, Kristie Cook, Brenda Pandos, Delphina Henley, Julia Crane, Jamie Magee, Morgan Wylie, Kallie Ross, S.T. Bende, and Rebecca Ethington. Come join them for the hunt and discover hidden treasures inside.


Don’t miss each of the individual Supernatural Chronicles!

Wickedly Innocently Promotion Spotlight + Excerpt: Bedeviled & Bedazzled by Sam Cheever



Blurb:

With sexy devil Prince Dialle at her side, Astra Q Phelps finds herself embroiled in yet more danger and intrigue at the royal devil court. As Astra discovers her family tree might be growing right in the middle of the current mess, her career as a demon slayer is put at risk, her dignity is seriously damaged, and there might be a pair of giant granny panties in her future. Fortunately for her she doesn’t have much need for dignity. It's a whole mess of trouble for one determined halfling to sort through, but Astra Q Phelps is…hopefully…up to the challenge.

Excerpt:

Friday, February 5, 2016

Harlequin Valentine's Day Giveaway!


With Valentine's Day just around the corner why not have a giveaway courtesy of Harlequin. So, I have this nice bundle of books to giveaway: 

* Anything For You by Kristan Higgins
*An Improper Arrangement by Kasey Michaels
*Bulletproof Badge by Angi Morgan
*Getting Him Back by KA Mitchell 
*Possessed By Passion by Brenda Jackson

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Q&A + Excerpt + Giveaway: Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins


Interview with Beverly Jenkins

Q. Beverly, please tell us a bit about the New Book and Series.

A. The book is titled: Forbidden and is set in 1875 Virginia City Nevada. Our hero, Rhine Fontaine is a saloon owner and a pillar of the community. Our heroine Eddy Carmichael is a cook from Denver and is traveling to California to fulfill a dream of opening her own restaurant when things go awry. She is robbed by a man impersonating a priest and left to die in the desert. Rhine finds her. Books 2 and 3 will focus on Eddy’s nieces Portia and Regan.

Q. Did you do anything different with your research this time around?

A. I didn’t do anything out of the norm for me.  A recently conducted archeological dig in Virginia City unearthed the remains of a high end 1870s saloon founded by a man of color. It, like many of the city’s other business establishments  was destroyed by the Great Fire of 1875. I based Rhine’s saloon on that real saloon.

 Q. What about the Wild West called you?

A. Who doesn’t like the scope and sweep of the Wild West? I’ve written quite a few westerns. That I get to add to the standard lore stories about men and women who looked like me along with the Buffalo Soldiers, the all Black townships of Kansas and the black and the brown outlaws and lawmen of Indian Territory makes it even more of a blast.

Q. Who did you have more of a connection with while writing, the hero or the heroine?

A. It depends on the story. Sometimes the story belongs to the hero and at other times the heroines. It can also belong to both. I let the characters decide.

 Q. Can you share a small teaser from your favorite scene of the book, or describe your favorite scene?

InkSlinger PR Release Blitz + Excerpt + Giveaway: Hard Ever After by Laura Kaye


We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Laura Kaye’s HARD EVER AFTER, a novella in Laura’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling Hard Ink Series releasing February 2, 2016! Grab your copy of this amazing book in the Hard Ink Series today!

You Are Invited…
To the Wedding of the Year



About Hard Ever After:


Justice served. Honor restored. Team reunited.

After a long battle to discover the truth, the men and women of Hard Ink have a lot to celebrate, especially the wedding of two of their own—Nick Rixey and Becca Merritt, whose hard-fought love deserves a happy ending.

As Nick and the team shift from crisis mode to building their new security consulting firm, Becca heads back to work at the ER. But amid the everyday chaos of demanding jobs and their upcoming nuptials, an old menace they thought long gone reemerges, threatening the peace they’ve only just found.

Now, for one last time, Nick and Becca must fight for their always and forever, because they know that when true love overcomes all the odds it lasts hard ever after.

Excerpt:

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Forever Romance Launch Day + Excerpt + Giveaway: Until I'm Yours by Kennedy Ryan


Until I'm Yours
The Bennett Series #4
by Kennedy Ryan
Release February 2, 2016
Forever Romance





Blurb:

Mean girl. Goddess. Bitch. Supermodel Sofie Baston has earned those labels . . . yet they don't scratch the surface of who she really is. Before she can follow her own dreams, Sophie must do her daughterly duty and reel in a "fish" for her father's business-a tall, brown-eyed entrepreneur who immediately hooks her. He's a big guy with an even bigger heart . . . but will that heart be open to Sofie once her darkest secret is revealed?

To Trevor Bishop, Sofie is a beautiful mystery he would gladly spend his life solving. He figures her tough demeanor is armor against a world that's hurt her too many times. Then Sofie's deepest wounds are reopened by the powerful, ruthless man who made them. When she musters the courage to take him down, her world shatters. Now Trevor is determined to help Sofie pick up the pieces so they can build a future together. The challenge will be convincing his ice princess that it's safe to melt in his arms . 


Excerpt:

InkSlinger PR Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Hard Ever After by Laura Kaye.

We are over the moon excited to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for Laura Kaye’s HARD EVER AFTER, a novella in Laura’s New York Times and USA Today bestselling Hard Ink Series releasing February 2, 2016! Grab your copy of the amazing final book in the Hard Ink Series today!


You Are Invited…
To the Wedding of the Year



About Hard Ever After:


Justice served. Honor restored. Team reunited.

After a long battle to discover the truth, the men and women of Hard Ink have a lot to celebrate, especially the wedding of two of their own—Nick Rixey and Becca Merritt, whose hard-fought love deserves a happy ending.

As Nick and the team shift from crisis mode to building their new security consulting firm, Becca heads back to work at the ER. But amid the everyday chaos of demanding jobs and their upcoming nuptials, an old menace they thought long gone reemerges, threatening the peace they’ve only just found.

Now, for one last time, Nick and Becca must fight for their always and forever, because they know that when true love overcomes all the odds it lasts hard ever after.

My Thoughts:

Monday, February 1, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: His Pregnant Princess Bride by Catherine Mann


His Pregnant Princess Bride
Bayou Billionaires #1
By: Catherine Mann
Releasing February 1st, 2016 (Digital)
Releasing February 9th, 2016 (Print)
Harlequin Desire




Blurb

A princess and a Southern billionaire are expecting twins! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Mann!

His focus is on his family's football dynasty. Louisiana billionaire Gervais Reynaud has no time for romance. But he can't say no to a tryst with Erika Mitras. True, she's a princess, but in no way prim…or proper. Their time together is unbelievable…and all too short.

When Erika said goodbye, she meant it. But now she must tell Gervais the truth. He's about to be a father…to royal twins. After leaving her overbearing family, Erika wants nothing from Gervais. But the tempting tycoon just may charm her into a future she desires all too much.

Excerpt:

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Lusting for Covers (108): A Scot in the Dark by Sarah MacLean


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:

A Scot in the Dark by Sarah MacLean 
Publisher: Avon (Aug. 2016)
Series: Scandal & Scoundrel, 2
Genre: Historical

Blurb: 

Lonesome Lily Turned Scandalous Siren

Miss Lillian Harwood has lived much of her life alone in a gilded cage, longing for love and companionship. When an artist offers her pretty promises and begs her to pose for a scandalous portrait, Lily doesn't hesitate...until the lying libertine leaves her in disgrace. With the painting now public, Lily has no choice but to turn to the one man who might save her from ruin.

Highland Devil turned Halfhearted Duke

The Duke of Warnick loathes all things English, none more so than the aristocracy. It does not matter that the imposing Scotsman has inherited one of the most venerable dukedoms in Britain—he wants nothing to do with it, especially when he discovers that the unwanted title comes with a troublesome ward, one who is far too old and far too beautiful to be his problem.

Tartan Comes to Town

Warnick arrives in London with a single goal: get the chit married and see her become someone else's problem, then return to a normal, quiet life in Scotland. It's the perfect plan, until Lily declares she'll only marry for love...and the Scot finds that there is one thing in England he likes far too much...


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Why?

I love the dramatic use of the colors. We see orangey-red and a teal blue which would normal clash with one another, but they seem to make the cover look bold. An eye catching cover. Plus, I had to use this cover when I saw it. What do you guys think of my cover choice?

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Audiobook: Still The One by Jill Shalvis (Review)

A couple of weeks ago, I finished Then Came You, and I mention that I couldn't wait to see what happens to Wyatt's sisters. Well, Still The One focuses on Darcy. In Then Came You I really liked Darcy and I couldn't wait for her. She just seem so sassy, snarky, and not a people person. She sounds like a lot of fun. Plus, she gives AJ a run for his money.

I love AJ. He's fun, carrying, and every now again he does something stupid. When it comes to Darcy, he's not the brightest. Both of them like each other, but AJ doesn't want to get involved with Darcy, because her situation reminds him of another. Actually, Darcy is a lot stronger than what AJ gives her credit for, and he slowly comes to the realization. However, it doesn't stop him from sticking his foot his mouth.

Karen does an amazing job at narrating Still The One. She has a talent making the character come to life. Jill is the one to make these characters lovable. I love these and they are fun to watch. I mean Darcy and her snark doesn't let AJ get away with anything. It's pretty cool to see how far Darcy progresses since her accident. Plus, AJ needs a little snark in his life.

Overall, Still The One is fun-filled read that has you cracking up. Yes, there is an emotional element to the story, because it makes the story oh so much better. Take a ride with AJ and Darcy and see what kind of trouble these two come up.

Rating:
4 1/2 Stars

Dare to Run by Jen McLaughlin (Review)

Things I absolutely LOVE: The Cover! Oh my gosh when I saw this I almost wet myself with excitement. Seriously, that is a damn sexy cover. So, I was pumped about the book and I enjoyed Jen previous books. Totally amp to start Dare to Run.

Then I started to read Dare to Run, and it was a struggle. I didn't have trouble with story being dirty and gritty, my trouble was pacing. Yes, Lucas and Heidi had a great chemistry, but Lucas would keep her at arms distance feeling he wasn't good enough. After all she looked like an angel. I think I would have been okay had Lucas straight up told Heidi she was in eminent danger instead of being so damn secretive. She knew who he was and what gang he belonged, so it would be such a stretch. Instead she felt more like a prisoner at times.

There were times I had to ask myself why am I continuing the story. We saw a lot of Heidi's thoughts with "oh my gosh he's so hot, but he's trouble I can't get involved with him." Those aren't the actual words, but close enough. Then we have Lucas saying similar things, "I can't involved with her, because she's too good for me." Vital information here: past experience equal out the playing field, but both are closed mouth.

The parts that I enjoyed the most were the parts he thought his brother, Scotty, was trying to kill him. I'm thinking oh damn that's fucked up, but still add a little action. I also liked when his best friend, Chris, would pop in here and there.

I was about to blow this book, but it was a last 25% where it started to get good. The last portion of Dare to Run had me and I had to find out what the hey is going on. Things start to go down and I wonder how the hell the next book is going to play out, because of everything that went down in Dare to Run. Chris is an interesting character to say the least and I'm curious.

Overall, Dare to Run rough start and I almost gave up. I didn't mind Lucas's cocky, asshole personal, but when he found his week spot for Heidi it was all downhill for him. I liked Heidi, because her bullshit reader didn't stand Lucas's asshole personal (granted on some level it wasn't all played up). Not a bad read, and I hope that the rest gets better.

Copy provided by Berkley via NetGalley

Rating:
3 Stars

Wickedly Innocent Promotion Spotlight + Excerpt: Bedeviled & Beguiled by Sam Cheever



Blurb:
A roller coaster ride of fun and sexy sci fi paranormal romance with a devilish flavor!

Astra Q Phelps is on the side of the good guys in the war between good and evil. Unfortunately for her, the bad guys have been making inroads on her soul. And when a particularly dark and sexy dark worlder fixes his heated gaze on Astra, the lighter side of her nature quickly finds itself kicked to the curb by her slut-monkey side. But Astra doesn’t have time to deal with her love life. She’s in the middle of a war between two dark factions…a war that just might mean the end of the human population…and it seems the fate of the world rests uneasily on her shoulders. It’s a lot of pressure to put on one feisty halfling…but Astra Q Phelps is definitely…erm…certainly…ahh…possibly up to the challenge.

Excerpt:

Friday, January 29, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Teaser: Destroyed by the Bad Boy by Madison Collins


Destroyed by the Bad Boy
By: Madison Collins
Releasing January 29, 2016
Self-Published



Blurb
This book contains two complete erotic romance novellas with no cliffhangers.

Stranded ...
On the way to our parents wedding in the mountains, the mother of all snow storms attacks, leaving me stranded in a remote cabin with my new stepbrother.
My hot as hell, I-need-to-change-my-panties because-they’re-soaked, cocky asshole of a stepbrother, Bentley McAllister.

The kicker of it all?
The only items he's packed are liquor and condoms, and he’s looking at me like he wants to put both to good use.

My name is Sierra, and my libido can only take so much.

Send help!

Caged ...
Two brothers...
One girl...

Rising stars in the cage fighting circuit, Cage and Tripp Garrett are as close as two brothers can be. Fiercely competitive and smoldering with intensity, neither has ever lost a fight. Until they face their toughest opponent yet: Lily.

They both want her. But neither can have her. Lily is as off-limits as they come. They make a pact that the tough-as-nails daughter of their trainer will never come between them.
Until one of them begins to fall in love. Then all is fair in love and war.

Caged is a sexy, fast-paced love story with a punch.
Warning: Contains adult language and sexual content.

Teaser #2: (Stranded with my Stepbrother)