Tuesday, August 4, 2015

PUYB Spotlight + Review: Exposing the Heiress by Jennifer Apodaca

Exposing the Heiress
Once a Marine, #3
Jennifer Apodaca
Entangled Ignite
August 4, 2015


This Marine will protect her at all costs...

When wealthy heiress Alyssa Brooks finds out her stepfather has been paying her fiancé to marry her, she's humiliated and betrayed. She quickly breaks the engagement, only to be blackmailed by her now ex-fiancé, who threatens both Alyssa and the son she gave up for adoption. With nowhere to go, she turns to the one man she can trust.

Former Marine sniper Hunter Reece's lethal skills could save Alyssa's life. But his little sister's best friend has turned into a woman, who is an irresistible mix of secrets and sexiness. And while Hunter can trust himself to protect her, he can't trust himself to keep his attraction hidden...or even pretend to be the man that Alyssa remembers.

Because the only way to keep the lovely heiress safe is to become the one thing he knows she could never love...a killer.

My Thoughts:

Monday, August 3, 2015

Barclay Publicity Cover Reveal: Blue Blooded by Shelly Bell

Where Rachel discovers more than just her kinky side. Will she and Logan fight off their attraction while trying to prove their innocence? 

Title: Blue Blooded
Author: Shelly Bell
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Release Date: October 13, 2015
Page Count: 300 pages
Publisher: Avon Red Impulse
Format: Digital eBook
ISBN: 9780062396488
A woman who refuses to be tied down...
Investigative reporter Rachel Dawson is always looking for her next big story. While working on a feature about BDSM, she lands a one-night, no-holds-barred pass into the exclusive sex club, Benediction. Rachel doesn’t have a deviant bone in her body—or so she thought—until the infuriating, ex-soldier Logan Bradford convinces her to try rope bondage under his capable hands. But a steamy night turns deadly when Rachel and Logan witness a gruesome murder.

 A Dom who's determined to bind her to him...

Framed for a crime they didn’t commit and hunted by corrupt FBI agents, they flee. As Rachel and Logan search for evidence to clear their names, the attraction they’ve been fighting ignites into fiery passion. Love is the last thing Rachel wants, but night by night, as Logan binds her body, he unravels the knots around her heart. And when they uncover a shocking political conspiracy, Rachel will stop at nothing to reveal the truth…and it just might kill her.

Also in the Benediction series: 
WhileCollared serials: Mercy, Green, Revenge, Passion | Red Handed
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Author Bio:

A sucker for a happy ending, Shelly Bell writes sensual romance often with a bit of kink and action-filled erotic thrillers with high-emotional stakes for her alpha heroes and kick-ass heroines.

She began writing upon the insistence of her husband who dragged her to the store and bought her a laptop. When she’s not working her day job, taking care of her family, or writing, you’ll find her reading the latest smutty romance.

She currently writes for Avon Red Impulse, Loose Id, and Soul Mate Publishing.

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What are your thoughts on the cover? I like it, a lot. I especially like his intense stare. How about you, does this cover draw you in?

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Veronica Forand

People rarely try to pick me up. Perhaps it’s my sarcasm, or my really loud voice, or the wedding band on my finger.  In truth, I had to make the first move to grab my now husband’s attention.
We’d been friends in high school and had spent a summer before college hanging around each other every single day. It was obvious we liked each other, but the friendship was so strong I didn’t want to screw it up but pushing for anything more. I’m sure he felt the same way...maybe?

Anyway, it was now August and as much as friendship is great, I wanted a bit more. I’m sure he did too, but was bashful.  So to make a long rambling story shorter and less rambling, I asked him for some Chapstick after he’d put some on (he was a hunky lifeguard and needed to protect his skin). Instead of taking it from his hands, I took it from his lips with my own lips. Things progressed very well after that!

Taking his own sweet time in everything he does, we married seven years later and will be together over twenty years on our anniversary.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Right Wrong Guy by Lia Riley (Review)

OH MY GOODNESS! Talk about a ÜBER CUTE READ! I absolutely LOVED Right Wrong Guy by Lia Riley. First off, you don't have to worry if you haven't read the first book yet, because Right Wrong Guy focuses on Edie and Archer.

Why I love this story? Honestly it has a lot of fun elements, and here we go: 1) Runaway bride 2) Sleazy ex-fiancee 3) Manwhore hero. Seriously, that fun it in itself. 4) Heiress 5) Small Town charm. So many ways you can take small town. That's a lot of elements packed into this read. Each of those elements make this story a fantastic read.

At the beginning of the story, we find our manwhore of a hero, Archer Kane, with two women and he can't remember what the heck happen. Gotta love a manwhore (not really, but they make great heroes in books). Basically, the man is running for his life. While Eden Bankcroft-Kew (which is a mouthful to say) is having second thoughts of marrying her sleazy of a fiancee when she over hears him calling another person baby. Yeah, for ease dropping. She needs to make her mistake, before the smooth talking sleaze tries to talk her out of running. Of course, they meet by chance. Luck must be on Eden side, because Archer is from the area her cousin is living. YAY! I love their chance meeting, because this is the point wants to change. Later in the story he tells Edie:
"All I want to do is be the kind of guy who is worthy of someone like you."
You have my permission to melt into a puddle of goo. Love Archer, because he wants to be the hero Edie needs. It's not easy for him, because living in a small town doesn't offer that luxury.

I love small town stories, because you can go in so many directions. However, they embraced Edie, but she did find a little conflict with one Marigold. Fortunately, they were able to work the difference, and I hope Marigold will get a story. Just wishful thinking.

What really won me over with this story was this particular quote at the beginning of the story:
First off, life was no box of chocolates. Boxes of chocolates came with helpful identification charts that allowed you to choose the chocolate-covered cherries and ignore the nougat. 
Seriously, I have always hated that line from Forrest Gump. I instantly fell in love with Edie with that one quote. Honestly, Right Wrong Guy has everything that will make you fall in love with Edie and Archer and leave you with feel good feeling.

Copy provided by Avon via Edelwiess

Lusting for Covers (82): My American Duchess by Eloisa James

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 American Duchess by Eloisa James 
Publisher: Avon (Jan 2016)
Genre: Historical 


The arrogant Duke of Trent intends to marry a well-bred Englishwoman. He wouldn’t even consider Merry Pelford, a madcap heiress who has made herself infamous by jilting two fiancés.

Besides, Merry is in love with his dissolute younger brother-—and this time, the former runaway bride has vowed to make it all the way to the altar.

But as Trent and Merry discover, love has a way of complicating their perfect plans...

Preorder Links:


Why not! This cover was reveal this week, but when I saw it I absolutely LOVED IT. Seriously, it's gorgeous. I love the patriotic feel to it. Plus, I want her dress. Oh my god that is gorgeous. Then the staircase in the background. Winner I say, Winner! What do you guys think of my choice? 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Courting Innocences by Kimberly Dean ( Review)

I wanted to read Kimberly Dean's Courting Innocence, because had elements that screamed read me. I mean you have Erin who believes the Luxxor is a matchmaking service instead of an escort service. I mean that's kind funny. Then you have the forbidden attraction with Colton who happens to be the Erin's brother's best friend. Can't go against the bro-code. See that's the making of a fun story. However, I didn't fall in love with Courting Innocence. There are some good elements to the story, but there were some parts that had me go "What!?"

I guess I should get the thing that bother me the most off my chest, which was her best friend working at the Luxxor and not being up front about it. Yes, I understand that she had to keep it on the download, but Erin was her best friend stuff like that goes to grave. No repeats stuff like that. On the same token, Erin would probably still be waiting to make a move on Colton. I still don't have to like that part. The other thing that kind of bother me was Erin and Colton's relationship. It felt kind of like a dirty little secret. Okay, I get it, it was about honoring the promise Colton made when he was younger, but take it like a man get punched in the face by the brother. Yes, I was thinking that. Those are my gripes about the book.

The things I liked about the story. Even though one of my gripes was Erin and Colton's relationship, I still liked the relationship. They were hot and heavy when they weren't focusing on being each others dirty little secret. Plus, they were adorable. I also liked Erin's friends Sienna and Jason. I liked them so much I want to go back and read their story. The other person that played a big part in the story was Nina who was Erin's sounding board. Even though she was owner of Luxxor, she provided reason and a good friendship for Erin. Especially, when she need advice when it came to her relationship between Colton. I believe Erin would have left everything as the status quo, because it was something she wanted for so long. Why rock the boat. Plus, the ending kind of left me believing there might something in the future between Nina and a certain detective. Let's hope so.

Overall, not a bad read. It was hot and sexy at times. Okay, majority of the time. However, I did have a couple of hang ups, but it's not going to stop me from checking out other books from this author. Plus, I want to see how Sienna and Jason develop, so I have to go back to Courting Trouble. Maybe I'll gain a better understanding on Sienna being silent on the whole escort thing. Till next time.

Copy provided by author via Sizzling PR

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Heroes Are My Weakness
By: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Releasing Sept 28th, 2015
Mass Market Paperback
Avon Romance


The dead of winter.
An isolated island off the coast of Maine.
A man.
A woman.
A sinister house looming over the sea ...

He's a reclusive writer whose macabre imagination creates chilling horror novels. She's a down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows. He knows a dozen ways to kill with his bare hands. She knows a dozen ways to kill with laughs.

But she's not laughing now. When she was a teenager, he terrified her. Now they're trapped together on a snowy island off the coast of Maine. Is he the villain she remembers or has he changed? Her head says no. Her heart says yes.

It's going to be a long, hot winter.

Excerpt from Heroes Are My Weakness:

Sizzling PR Spotlight + Excerpt: Courting Innocence by Kimberly Dean

Courting Innocence
Kimberly Dean
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: July 30, 2015

Even Nice Girls Have Needs.

Erin starts using matchmaker Luxxor Limited, not realizing that the company is truly an escort service. She meets a series of hunky men, but the dates are disappointing. She wants a man that will awaken her senses, challenge her thoughts, and rev up her body. But she gets more than she bargained for when Luxxor sets her up with another client, lawyer Colton King. Her big brother’s best friend.

Erin has always lusted for Colt. Dark, muscled, and brooding, he was her first teenage crush. Now he’s her favourite fevered fantasy. He’s just never taken notice of her before. She has his attention now.

Colton is horrified when he learns the scandalous game Erin has been playing with Luxxor’s escorts. He orders her to stop, but things go a bit too far … and become a bit too sexy … Soon Colt is escorting Erin straight to his bed.

Years ago, her family forbade him to touch her. How will he defend himself when they learn how impure his thoughts are for their innocent, loving daughter? The one who’s grown up into the sweetest, naughtiest, little temptress.

EXCERPT from Courting Innocence: 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Forever Romance Spotlight + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: The Legacy of Copper Creek by R.C. Ryan

Copper Creek #3
R.C. Ryan 
Forever Mass Market
July 28, 2015

When Love Walks Through the Door . . .
Like all MacKenzie men, Whit respects three things: hard work, his family, and the wild beauty of the Montana land he calls home. The solitude of the high country is a welcome respite to a loner like Whit. So when a powerful spring snowstorm hits as he's tending the herd, Whit heads to one of the family's isolated cabins. The cold winds don't trouble him. The gorgeous mystery woman waiting inside does. 

All Cara Walton wanted was a chance to clear her head. And the forgotten cabin on the outskirts of the MacKenzie ranch seemed like the perfect place to do just that—until Whit arrives. The rugged cowboy quickly melts Cara's defenses and she's powerless to resist his strong arms or his tender touch. She desperately wants to trust him, but there's so much Whit doesn't know, so much she hasn't told him. She lost everything once—can she find the courage to risk her heart again?

My Thoughts:

Forever Romance Cover Reveal: The Aftermath by R.J. Prescott

The Hurricane, #2
by R.J. Prescott 
Forever E-Book
December 15, 2015 

The second book in a New Adult fiction series from USA Today bestselling author R.J. Prescott.

Cormac "The Hurricane" O'Connell's star is on the rise. Billed as the most promising young boxer of his generation, his new career is taking him to places he never dreamed. But O'Connell only needs one thing in life: his wife. In her final year of college, Em cannot follow him around the world but together they make it work. 

Just when everything they ever wanted is on the horizon, the past resurfaces to haunt them, and O'Connell realizes that justice might not be a part of his happy ever after. 

He couldn't protect Em once before, but in the aftermath of the hurricane, he will make sure that never happens again.

Sizzling PR Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: The Curse of Lord Stanstead by Mia Marlowe

The Curse of Lord Stanstead 
The Order of the MUSE, #1
Mia Marlowe
Entangled Select Historical
July 28, 2015

About the Book:  
Wherever Cassandra Darkin goes, fire is sure to follow. It's not until she's swept into the arms of a handsome, infuriating stranger that she learns she's responsible for the fires. As it turns out, Cassandra is a fire mage...and with her gift comes a blazing desire for sins of the flesh.
With his pretenatural ability to influence the thoughts of others, Garrett Sterling is sent to gather Cassandra for the Order of the M.U.SE. He's entirely unprepared for his immediate attraction to the comely little firestarter. But it's an attraction that he must quell, even as his body craves her touch and her fiery, sensual hunger.
For Garrett's gift has a dark side...and the moment he begins to care too much for Cassandra, he knows he will doom her to an inescapable fate.

Excerpt from The Curse of Lord Stanstead:

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sizzling PR Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: Crazy Over You by Wendy Sparrow

Crazy Over You 
Taming the Pack, #3
Wendy Sparrow 
Entangled Select
July 28, 2015

About the Book:  

Waking up with a naked woman holding a knife at his throat is just about the last thing Sheriff Travis Flynn expected. And the brother she’s looking for? A murderer. And dead. Probably. But the real shock comes when she insists she’s not a Lycan.

LeAnn Wilcox isn’t looking for love…especially not from some wolf in sheriff’s clothing. She operates on the other side of the law. Once she finds her brother—alive—she’ll get out of the pack’s territory and go back to her regular, normal, non-furry life of changing jobs and her name whenever her past closes in.
The cool, logical Sheriff has finally met his match, but LeAnn’s life is at stake if she won’t claim her place in the pack, especially once his control over the pack is challenged and her brother’s fate is questioned.

Quick Excerpt from Crazy Over You: 

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Until I'm Yours by Kennedy Ryan

Release Date: February 2, 2016
(Scroll to the bottom for Giveaway!!!)

The official synopsis for UNTIL I'M YOURS is coming soon! What can we tell you now? This fourth installment of the Amazon Bestselling Bennett series follows the story of Sofie Baston, a woman who has always traded on her looks and status. She finally meets a man who wants more, but she's not sure there is any more to her than meets the eye. Trevor Bishop is the saint to Sofie's sinner, and for the first time in her life, she wonders if she's good enough. Scandal breathes new life into a past she hoped was long dead, threatening the things she never knew she wanted, but now can't imagine life without.

Monday, July 27, 2015

HCBS Spotlight + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Caged Magic by Jennifer Lyon

Caged Magic
Wing Slayer Hunters, 5
Jennifer Lyon
July 20, 2015


Risa Faden is a witch whose ultra-powerful shield magic is slowly breaking her mind. But when her beloved goddaughter is snatched by a demon, she’ll risk anything to rescue the baby—including lying to the handsome, intriguing stranger who has the power to help her keep her sanity, save the child…and steal her heart.

Linc Dillinger is a Wing Slayer Hunter whose sexy, rich, bad-boy charm hides a treacherous betrayal that left him emotionally scarred. As a result he risks his life to protect innocents, but is incapable of love—until he meets a beautiful witch who can save his cursed soul. Risa’s fierce courage and loyalty reaches past his barriers and he begins to believe she has the magic to free his caged heart.

But Risa’s lie explodes into dark danger that forces Linc into a hellish high-stakes gamble: He must either win the witch he loves and her godchild…or endure a loss that will destroy them all.

My Thoughts:

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Lusting for Covers (81): Scotsman of My Dreams by Karen Ranney

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:

Scotsman of My Dreams by Karen Ranney
Publisher: Avon (Aug 2015)
Series: MacIain, 2
Genre: Historical


In New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney's second novel in her breathtaking series, an unconventional woman and a former scoundrel embark on a daring mission of desire

Once the ton's most notorious rake, Dalton MacIain has returned from his expedition to America during the Civil War— wounded and a changed man. Instead of returning to his old haunts, he now spends his time at home. But Dalton's peace is disturbed when Minerva Todd barges into his London townhouse, insisting he help search for her missing brother Neville. Though Dalton would love to spend more time with the bewitching beauty, he has no interest in finding Neville, whom he blames for his injury.

Minerva has never met a more infuriating man than the Earl of Rathsmere, yet she is intrigued by the torrid rumors she has heard about him . . . and the fierce attraction pulling her toward him.

Dalton does not count on Minerva's persistence, or the desire she awakens in him, compelling him to discover her brother's fate. But when danger surrounds them, Dalton fears he will lose the tantalizing, thoroughly unpredictable woman he has come to love.

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First, simple cover, but beautiful. Second, I need an easy pick since I'm picking this a week ahead. Yes, I'm on top of things. Plus, it's a pain in the ass to do this from my iPad. However, I can't wait for this book, because I enjoyed the first one and I'm sure enjoy this one. What do you think of my week in advance pick of the week?