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?

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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: 

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  

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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:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Forever Romance Blog Tour + Excerpt + Giveaway: Darling Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt


Falsely accused of murder and mute from a near-fatal beating, Apollo Greaves, Viscount Kilbourne has escaped from Bedlam. With the Crown’s soldiers at his heels, he finds refuge in the ruins of a pleasure garden, toiling as a simple gardener. But when a vivacious young woman moves in, he’s quickly driven to distraction . . . 

London’s premier actress, Lily Stump, is down on her luck when she’s forced to move into a scorched theater with her maid and small son. But she and her tiny family aren’t the only inhabitants—a silent, hulking beast of a man also calls the charred ruins home. Yet when she catches him reading her plays, Lily realizes there’s more to this man than meets the eye.

Though a scorching passion draws them together, Apollo knows that Lily is keeping secrets. When his past catches up with him, he’s forced to make a choice: his love for Lily…or the explosive truth that will set him free.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Forever Romance Launch Day Blitz + Excerpt + Giveaway: Elite by Rachel Van Dyken

ELITE by Rachel Van Dyken 
(October 14, 2014; Forever Trade Paperback; $12.00)

For Tracey Rooks, life with her grandparents on a Wyoming farm has always been simple. But after her grandmother's death, Tracey is all her grandfather has. So when Eagle Elite University announces its annual scholarship lottery, Tracey jumps at the opportunity to secure their future and enters. She isn't expecting much-but then she wins. And life as she knows it will never be same . . .

The students at Eagle Elite are unlike any she's ever met . . . and they refuse to make things easy for her. There's Nixon, gorgeous, irresistible, and leader of a group that everyone fears: The Elect. Their rules are simple. 1. Do not touch The Elect. 2. Do not look at The Elect. 3. Do not speak to The Elect. No matter how hard she tries to stay away, The Elect are always around her and it isn't long until she finds out the reason why they keep their friends close and their enemies even closer. She just didn't realize she was the enemy -- until it was too late. 

Excerpt from Elite:

InkSlinger PR New Release Blitz + Giveaway: Fractured Lines by Jen McLaughlin

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Sizzling PR Spotlight + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Share the Moon by Sharon Struth

Title: Share the Moon
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Kensington Books/Lyrical Press
Number of Pages: 285
Release Date: August 4, 2014


"Heart-tugging small town romance with real emotion.  Struth is an author to watch!"
—Laura Drake, author of RITA-award winning The Sweet Spot

Sometimes trust is the toughest lesson to learn.

Sophie Shaw is days away from signing a contract that will fulfill her dream of owning a vineyard. For her, it’s a chance to restart her life and put past tragedies to rest. But Duncan Jamieson’s counter offer blows hers out to sea.

Duncan still finds Sophie as appealing as he had during boyhood vacations to the lake. Older and wiser now, he has his own reasons for wanting the land. His offer, however, hinges on a zoning change approval.

Bribery rumors threaten the deal and make Sophie wary of Duncan, yet she cannot deny his appeal. When her journalistic research uncovers a Jamieson family secret, trust becomes the hardest lesson for them both.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Barclay Publicity Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Play Me (Serial) by Tracy Wolff

Today, Tracy Wolff is so excited to offer a first look at her brand new erotic serial, plus reveal the super sexy, new covers, for Tracy Wolff's Play Me. Play Me's Aria has more than a few complicated feelings when it comes to her sexy boss—and rescuer—Sebastian. See all the covers and learn more about the serial!

In Play Me 1: Wild the seductive first installment of an eBook original serial from Tracy Wolff, the New York Times bestselling author of Ruined and Addicted, a woman running from her past has finally found a bit of control . . . until her powerful new boss makes her go wild.
My name is Aria Winston. I’ve fought desperately to make my own life, away from the seedy underbelly of Las Vegas. Now I’m on my own, in control of my own life and my own destiny . . . just the way I like it. Until Sebastian Caine changes everything.

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Covering Kendall by Julie Brannagh

Covering Kendall
Love and Football # 4
By: Julie Brannagh
October 21, 2014
Avon: Impulse

Kendall Tracy, General Manager of the San Francisco Miners, is not one for rash decisions or one-night stands. But when she finds herself alone in a hotel room with a heart-stoppingly gorgeous man-who looks oddly familiar-Kendall throws her own rules out the window…and they blow right back into her face.

Drew McCoy should look familiar, he’s a star player for her team’s archrival the Seattle Sharks. Which would basically make Drew and Kendall the Romeo and Juliet of professional football…well, without all the dying. Not that it’s an issue. They agree to pretend their encounter never happened. Nothing good can come from it anyway, right? Drew’s not so sure.

Kendall may be all wrong, but he can’t stop thinking about her and he finds that some risks are worth taking. Because the stakes are always highest when you’re playing for keeps.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: Seducing By The Game (Charity Anthology)

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Support the Fight against cancer that is. 

This anthology of 8 brand new novellas is hot enough to melt the ice these players skate on. Featuring stories from popular New York Times & USA Today, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble bestselling authors, including Toni Aleo, Cassandra Carr, Cindy Carr, Jami Davenport, Catherine Gayle, Jaymee Jacobs, V.L. Locey, Bianca Sommerland, and Nikki Worrell.

Broken by Laura Wright (Review)

First off, I'm loving the The Cavanaugh Brothers books. So far, the ultimate story line is getting better. This is a series you are not going to want to start in the middle or anywhere else, but the beginning. Here's why: The main story line is the brothers trying to figure out who killed their little sister. With each book more is reveal. So, I'm advising not to start anywhere but with the first book Branded.

Okay, now that I got that out of the way I can go into my thoughts of Broken. I'm seriously loving this series. Yes, I love that they are getting a little closer to whodunit in Cass's murder. I mean a little. I honestly believe Laura is going to drag that secret till the very end of the series, but you know what I'm okay with that. I like that we can't guess it right away, it gives that little suspense.

Lusting for Covers (41): For Love of the Duke by Christi Caldwell

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: 

For Love of the Duke by Christi Caldwell
Published: Self-Pub (Oct 2014)
Series: Heart of a Duke, 1
Genre: Historical 


After the tragic death of his wife, Jasper, the 8th Duke of Bainbridge buried himself away in the dark cold walls of his home, Castle Blackwood. When he’s coaxed out of his self-imposed exile to attend the amusements of the Frost Fair, his life is irrevocably changed by his fateful meeting with Lady Katherine Adamson.

With her tight brown ringlets and silly white-ruffled gowns, Lady Katherine Adamson has found her dance card empty for two Seasons. After her father’s passing, Katherine learned the unreliability of men, and is determined to depend on no one, except herself. Until she meets Jasper…

In a desperate bid to avoid a match arranged by her family, Katherine makes the Duke of Bainbridge a shocking proposition—one that he accepts. 

​Only, as Katherine begins to love Jasper, she finds the arrangement agreed upon is not enough. And Jasper is left to decide if protecting his heart is more important than fighting for Katherine’s love.

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Love this cover cause it's unique. All you see is the back of the girl on the lap of the guy. Come on makes you wonder what he's doing, cause he isn't kissing her mouth. LOL. It's an awesome cover that makes you go hmm. What are you lusting for?