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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Forever Romance Launch Day Blitz + Review + Giveaway: He's So Fine by Jill Shalvis


Book Summary:
For Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It's the place where folks are friendly to strangers-and nobody knows her real name. Olivia does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone . . . until she sees a man drowning. Suddenly she's rushing into the surf, getting up close and personal with the hottest guy she's ever laid hands on.

Charter boat captain Cole Donovan has no problem with a gorgeous woman throwing her arms around his neck in an effort to "save" him. In fact, he'd like to spend a lot more time skin-to-skin with Olivia. He's just not expecting that real trouble is about to come her way. Will it bring her deeper into Cole's heart, or will it be the end of Olivia's days in little Lucky Harbor? 



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Bippity Boppity Book Presents Light My Fire by Kristina Knight (Tour + Excerpt + Giveaway)



Welcome to my stop with Bippity Boppity Book tour of Light My Fire: The Rockers Trilogy # 1 by Kristina Knight. Please be sure to check out the other tour stops, and don't forget to enter the tour wide giveaway where one winner will get a $5 gift card to Amazon or Barnes, and one title from Kristina Knight's backlist in eBook format of choice.


Light My Fire
The Rockers Trilogy # 1
Kristina Knight 

Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 100 Pages
Release Date: 1 September, 2014
Heat Level:  4
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About The Book:
Lily MacIntyre needs to shed her sitcom teen-queen image if she's going to carve out a real career in Hollywood. A tabloid-worthy fling with rocker Nate Lansford--her childhood friend and new cohost of a reality talent show--should do it. As long as she can accept that the notorious player will be moving on to the next eager conquest when the season wraps.

Long before Nate's hard-hearted image took hold, he and Lily were each other's protectors and allies. No one knows him the way she does--and he doesn't want his messed-up past to muddy up her potential. For once, the bad boy is trying to be good. Not easy when the good girl is getting wicked with him in the back of his limo and every white-hot kiss proves they can never be "just friends" again…

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: To Catch a Star by Romy Sommer


To Catch a Star
Westerwald Trilogy  # 1
By: Romy Sommer
Releasing September 25th, 2014
Harper: Impulse


Blurb

‘A fairy-tale romance to warm even the coldest of hearts.’ - Chloe’s Chick Lit Reviews

Teresa Adler is the ultimate Ice Princess, with a heart as frozen as the winter landscape of her beloved home, Westerwald. All her life, she’s belonged to the ‘inner circle’ of wealth, privilege and position.

Christian Taylor: Heartthrob. Movie Star. Bad Boy. The mischievous actor sets temperatures soaring in the picturesque baroque principality – and with a wicked glint in his eye and a chip on his shoulder he sets his sights on the one thing he’s told he can’t have. Teresa.

While Tessa holds the ultimate clue to the secret of Christian’s parentage, it is the heat of his touch that will make this Ice Princess feel more alive than she ever has before…

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InkSlinger PR Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: Fracture Lines by Jen McLaughlin

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Fractured Lines by Jen McLaughlin will be releasing October 14th, but first we have some exclusive content to share. Each week, FINNClub team members will be sharing special details from the book, and series, in order to share their excitement for the new novel.
Today we have an excerpt from FRACTURED LINES! Watch out, it's spicy!

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EXCERPT:

Rock Star PR New Release Blast: An American Duchess by Sharon Page

An American Duchess

Title: An American Duchess
Author: Sharon Page
Release Day!

About An American Duchess: Set on a crumbling English manor estate during the height of the Roaring Twenties, an American duchess must decide how much she's willing to risk for the life she truly desires…

It's 1922, and New York heiress Zoe Gifford longs for the freedoms promised by the Jazz Age. Headstrong and brazen, but bound by her father's will to marry before she can access his fortune, Zoe arranges for a brief marriage to Sebastian Hazelton, whose aristocratic British family sorely needs a benefactor.

Once in England, her foolproof plan to wed, inherit and divorce proves more complicated than Zoe had anticipated. Nigel Hazelton, Duke of Langford and Sebastian's older brother, is as austere and imposing as the family's ancestral estate. Still reeling from the Great War, Nigel is now staging a one-man battle against a rapidly changing world—and the outspoken Zoe represents everything he's fighting against.

When circumstances compel Zoe to marry Nigel rather than Sebastian, their heated quarrelling begets passion of another sort. But with Nigel unwilling to change with the times, will Zoe be forced to choose between her husband and her dreams?  

Monday, September 29, 2014

Tasty Book Tours Release Day Blast + Giveaway: Skating on Thin Ice by Jami Davenport


Enter to Win
$20 Amazon Gift Card, Swag Pack &
Winner's Choice Backlist Romance





Jami Davenport presents Game on in Seattle, a new series featuring Seattle sports teams, hot men, and strong women.

He trusts his gut, she trusts her numbers, and neither trusts the other, as a billionaire's mission to bring hockey to Seattle clashes with his passion for the woman who holds his heart.

Ethan Parker, a billionaire determined to bring a professional hockey to Seattle, will stop at nothing to realize his dream. After signing an agreement to purchase another city's team, Ethan is anxious to make the move to Seattle, but a gag order by the League forces him to keep the sale a secret until the season ends, leaving him no choice but to go undercover as a consultant to study his team during the playoffs.

Lauren Schneider, Assistant Director of Player Personnel for the Giants hockey team, gets no respect from the team's testosterone-loaded staff. When Ethan bursts onto the scene, full of charm and genuinely interested in her opinions, she shares the team's weaknesses and discovers a weakness of her own--for Ethan. But when his true identity is revealed, and he starts cleaning house based on her unwitting input, his betrayal cuts deeply on both a professional and personal level. Bound by an employment contract, Lauren reluctantly moves to Seattle to work for the newly christened Seattle Sockeyes and her sexy, infuriating boss.

Lauren and Ethan must come to terms with their passions--for the team, for hockey, and for each other. Will their situation build a frozen wall between them, or will their love burn hot enough to melt the ice shielding their hearts?


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lusting for Covers (39): Cowboy Boots for Christmas (Cowboy Not Included) by Carolyn Brown



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: 

Cowboy Boots for Christmas:(Cowboy Not Included) by Carolyn Brown
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (Oct 2014)
Series: Burnt Boot, 1
Genre: Contemporary 

Blurb: 

'Tis the season for...
Feasting
Frolicking
And...Feuding?

All he wants for Christmas is peace and quiet...

After two tours in Afghanistan, retired Army sniper Finn O'Donnell believes his new ranch outside the sleepy little town of Burnt Boot, Texas, is the perfect place for an undisturbed holiday season. But before he can settle in, an old friend shows up looking for protection and a place where nobody knows her name.

But that's going to take a miracle...

Callie Brewster must relocate to protect her young nephew, Martin, and the only person she trusts is her old Army friend, Finn. Burnt Boot seems like the perfect place to be anonymous, but it turns out a small town with big drama is no place to hide...


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Why?
ABS, CHEST, THE WHOLE PACKAGE! Seriously, this cover is absolutely fabulous! I guess I'm on a Christmas theme we are going on the third in the row. However, it's a H-O-T cover. So, what are you lusting for, a yummy cowboy or something else?

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Spotlight + Book Trailer + Giveaway: Night Sky by Suzanne & Melanie Brockmann

Night Sky
by Suzanne and Melanie Brockmann
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal)

Summary

Sixteen-year-old Skylar Reid is thrown into a strange world when she discovers that she has unique telekinetic and telepathic powers.  After Sasha, the child she babysits, is kidnapped and believed to be murdered, Sky and her best friend Calvin are approached by Dana, a mysterious girl who has super-abilities similar to Sky’s.  With the help of Dana and her sidekick Milo, the four teens embark on a quest to discover who killed Sasha, and to bring the killers to justice.
With Dana as Skylar’s surly and life-toughened mentor, Sky attempts to harness her powers to aid them in their quest. Complicating an already complex relationship with the older girl, Skystarts to fall for the dangerously handsome and enigmatic Milo – and begins to suspect that the attraction is mutual. But then Sky realizes that Sasha might still be alive, and the unlikely foursome’s mission becomes one of search and rescue, pitting the heroic teens against a very deadly enemy.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Finding Home by Roxanne Snopek (Review)

Yesterday I read Finding Home by Roxanne Snopek. I have enjoyed Roxanne previous stories, but I had a hard time connecting with this story. Don't get me wrong, Finding Home is a nice sweet read that deals with some serious issues.

Basically, Samara Davis finds herself as a widow and decided that she wanted to move back Marietta, Montana, because when she was younger that was the one place that she felt that she could feel at home. When she gets there things aren't going as plan, and she struggles. She has a lot on her plate with being a new widow and dealing with her child; the last person she expect to see was Logan Stafford. Now Logan couldn't forget Samara, even if tried. However, they were together one and the next she was gone. Now she has return to Marietta, and maybe this is a second chance for them to be together.

I really liked Logan. In Finding Home he was a decent guy and willing to bend over backward for Samara. Now Samara, I had a huge issue with her. I think a lot has to do with the fact she was extremely emotionally closed off that she wouldn't let anyone in. Now certain residents aren't going to let Samara get away with that. Logan being one of them, and Eliza and Aunt Mabel being the others. She realized what she was doing, but didn't know if she wanted to fix. I love that Aunt Mabel stepped in and pretty much put her in her place. I did like Aunt Mabel even though she's a bit brash.

Overall, Finding Home is a well written story with characters with strong emotional issues. A lot of story focuses on Samara and her taking back her life after the death of her husband and learning to trust the people in Marietta. Logan is fantastic and how he handles Samara and her daughter. Not a bad read, and it wasn't until the end when I finally liked Samara. However, others have enjoyed this story and this is just my personal feeling.

Copy provided by author.

Rating:
3 1/2 Stars

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Except + Giveaway: The Night Belongs to Fireman by Jennifer Bernard


The Night Belongs to Firemen
The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel # 6
Jennifer Bernard
Releasing September 30th, 2014
Avon Romance


Blurb
Daring . . . Sexy . . . Irresistible . . .
They're the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel


When fireman Fred Breen rescues a bachelorette party after a construction crane collapses onto their limo, the media labels him the "Bachelor Hero." But all Fred can think about is the petite brunette with the sexy mane of dark curls who bolted away from him faster than a wildfire after he carried her to safety. And when he discovers she's none other than Rachel Kessler, the daughter of a tech billionaire, the girl whose kidnapping riveted the nation, he intends to learn every intimate detail about this intriguing woman who sets his pulse on fire.

Rachel can't deny the lean-muscled firefighter is smokin' hot. But after having one too many drinks at the bar where she first meets him, Rachel knows she's made a fool of herself. Yet when he rescues her from the limo, she feels safe for the first time since she was held for ransom as a child. Then her overprotective father insists Fred be her bodyguard—and his close presence kindles a burning desire that only he can extinguish.

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InkSlinger PR Cover Reveal: Inspire by Cora Carmack

We are thrilled to bring you the cover for Cora Carmack's INSPIRE! INSPIRE is a New Adult Paranormal Romance novel and is due to be released on December 15, 2014!

Inspire
 
The cover was designed by VLC Productions.

Add INSPIRE on Goodreads

About INSPIRE: 

 Kalliope lives with one purpose. To inspire. As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real. 

Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal. 

Her presence may inspire genius. 

But it breeds madness, too.    


HeadshotAbout Cora Carmack: Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.  

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Spotlight Crimson Romance Bundle: Love in a Small Town

Who doesn’t enjoy a charming love story where the towns are small but folks’ hearts are big?  Now you can get ten of them together for just 99 cents in this Love in a Small Town book bundle courtesy of Crimson Romance…

Release date: September 15, 2014

Curl up tonight with these ten down-to-earth heroes who know just how to set the neighbors’ tongues wagging with their good looks and easygoing charm. But life in a small town isn’t always sweet and simple, and love can get more than a little complicated in these heartfelt contemporary romances.

See what previous readers and reviewers are saying about these stories on Amazon:

·      California Sunset by Casey Dawes -
            “…pulls at your heart making you feel what you didn't know you could.”

·      Slow Ride by Kat Morrisey -
            "The chemistry between Kyla and Copper is so hot you will need a cool glass of water…”

·      Coming Home by Christine S. Feldman -
            “…an emotional ride, beautifully written and developed.”

·      Begin Again by Christy Newton -
            “…a sweet, poignant small town romance which is a pleasure to read.”

·      Lake Effect by Johannah Bryson -
            “…flirty, fun, and just right to take your troubles away for awhile.”

·      All About Charming Alice by J. Arlene Culiner -
            …an emotional, heartfelt, dazzling experience.”

·      Broken Wings, Soaring Hearts by Beverly A. Rogers -
            “…a sweet, deep and very inspiring and fast read with a great plot that will keep you hooked…”

·      Charmed by Inés Saint -
            “…a charmingly sweet romance with warmth and humor that you will enjoy throughout the book.”

·      Angel Without Wings by Mari Manning -
            A story about family, love, and redemption…

·      Breaking the Rules by Melinda Dozier -
            “…a beautiful romance about taking risks and second chances.”

Grab the entire collection now for just 99 cents, and see for yourself just how sweet small-town love can be…

Purchase Links:

Amazon / B&N / Kobo / iTunes

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Book Blitz + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Night Storm by Tracey Devlyn


Night Storm 
Bones & Gemstones Book 1
Tracey Devlyn
September 19, 2014


Book Blurb:

Book One, Bones and Gemstones series

A promising young apothecary picks up the pieces of her life, only to collide with the ruthless thief-taker who once shattered her dreams and her heart.


When the love of his life chose an apprenticeship in Scotland over his marriage proposal, thief-taker Cameron Adair buried himself in his work--building an unmatched network of underworld spies. Forged by his reputation as a ruthless, greed-driven businessman, he has amassed a fortune. But he has one vulnerable spot in his armor--a brilliant, green-eyed apothecary, who continues to haunt his heart. When a murder investigation brings him back into contact with Charlotte Fielding, Cameron sets aside the past to find a killer and to distract a headstrong apothecary, clue by clue, kiss by kiss.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

InkSlinger Teaser + Giveaway: Fracture Lines by Jen McLaughlin

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Fractured Lines by Jen McLaughlin will be releasing October 14th, but first we have some exclusive content to share. Each week, FINNClub team members will be sharing special details from the book, and series, in order to share their excitement for the new novel.

Today we have an author guest post from Jen McLaughlin explaining why she chose to continue the series by bringing in an adult title.

Cover Reveal: The Highest Tide by Marian Perera


The Highest Tide
 Series: Eden, book 4
Marian Perera
Release: February 2015
Blurb: 
One touch, and the tide isn’t all that’s rising.

When brothel health inspector Jason Remerley finds a uniformed woman waiting impatiently in the Velvet Court parlor, wanting to hire a man’s services, he’s struck by lightning. His intense, immediate attraction compels him to pretend his way into her arms.

Enough silver, and most men forget about Captain Lera Vanze’s half-burned face. She senses something off about the handsome, ill-dressed prostitute who sells himself so cheaply. But with his first touch, goose bumps turn to shivers of desire—right before the truth drives them in opposite directions. 

Her fury is still simmering when they face each other in a more “official” capacity. She’s joined a warship to stop a terrorist only Jason can identify. Though trust is scarce, they’re swept away in a tidal wave of murderous plots and an explosive attraction that could leave them marooned in an emotional—and very real—minefield.
Warning: She knows how to wield her sword, he knows just how, when, and where to apply his…mind. Contains deception in a brothel, sex in a cave, a shark with a bad habit, and one very large wave.

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And my author bio :
Marian Perera has a Portuguese last name, was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in Dubai, studied in Texas, worked in Iqaluit and lives in Toronto. For now. She studied microbiology and medical laboratory technology, but fell in love with fantasy along the way. She enjoys blogging about writing, publishing and her here-and-there life at marianperera.blogspot.com, and loves to hear from readers—send her an email at mdperera@hotmail.com or join her on Twitter @MDPerera. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Caught In The Act by Sara Jane Stone


Caught in the Act
Independence Falls # 2
By: Sara Jane Stone
Releasing September 16th, 2014
Avon: Impulse


Blurb
Falling for his rivals' little sister could cost him everything …

For Liam Trulane, failure is not an option. He is determined to win a place in Katie Summers' life before she leaves Independence Falls for good. But first, he needs to make amends for the last time they got down and dirty.

Only problem?

His professional success hinges on striking a deal to buy Katie's family business. And after Liam's relationship with their Katie went south years ago, the Summers brothers are more enemy than friend. If both parties agree to set the past aside, they can reach an understanding. But when Katie welcomes him back into her bed, Liam risks everything to make her his.

After Liam betrayed her trust, Katie Summers will do anything to keep him from walking away with the family business. She decides to seduce him, knowing that when her brothers find out, they will back off from the deal. And she'll finally have her revenge. But when her plan spirals out of control, Katie learns that payback may come at too high a price …

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Blog Tour Guest Post (Top 5) + Review + Giveaway: Forever Starts Tonight by Roni Loren


The question I asked Roni Loren: If you could go anywhere in the world what would be your top 5 places for a romantic getaway and why?

I’m of the mind that anywhere can be romantic if I’m with the hubby (and have a babysitter for the kidlet, lol), but there are a few places that I’d gravitate toward if I could choose.

1. Lake Tahoe in the winter – This is where Forever Starts Tonight is set and I did that for a reason. Many years ago, the hubby and I went out there for a trip and got snowed in by a blizzard on day two. We had no snow tires on the car, so were stuck. But we were one of the only couples at the resort since ski season hadn’t opened yet. So we had restaurants to ourselves and all the beautiful scenery. We watched movies and drank hot chocolate, played in the snow. It was a fantastic place to get stuck. : )

2. France – I’m not sure which region I’d prefer, but I’ve never been so I’d want to see as much as I could (and eat as much as I could, lol.)

3. Italy – Similar reasons to France. Food, wine, long walks with beautiful scenery and architecture.

4. New England in the fall at a B&B – I’ve always wanted to see the leaves turning and tour that region during that time. I like in Dallas, which basically has two seasons—really hot summers and icy winters. So I’d love to truly experience fall.

5. Doing the Pacific Coast Highway road trip – I’d love to go on a long road trip with the hubs where we get to see the ocean and stop in all the towns along the way to find the best dive restaurants and such. (See? Everything goes back to food for me, lol.)

Readers: If you could go anywhere for a romantic getaway, where would you go?

Book Blurb:

The wait is over. They fell in love in Melt Into You, but that was only the beginning. Now New York Times bestselling author Roni Loren dials up the passion as three lovers reinvent the meaning of togetherness and find out if love is truly enough…

Two dominant men, one beautiful woman. Jace Austin knows he doesn’t have what you’d call a conventional relationship with Evan and Andre, but it works. Boy, does it work—until Evan starts acting strangely and Andre’s ex-fiancée pops back into his life, unbalancing a perfectly happy threesome. Jace is forced to face the unthinkable: that the two people he cares most about in this world are in danger of slipping away from him.

So Jace plans a surprise getaway to a secluded mountain cabin for the three of them. And he knows exactly what he needs to do: give both his lovers a fantasy week they’ll never forget. And the possibilities for pleasure are endless. But when they get snowed in and the heat between them reaches a fever pitch, secrets come out. And Evan has one that could change all their lives forever.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fantasy Romance Boxed Set Sale + Giveaway: Darkly Dreaming

Darkly Dreaming
Authors: Kristen Painter, Elizabeth Hunter, Grace Draven, Cate Rowen and Danielle Monsch
Release Date: September 15, 2014
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Format: Boxed Set


Summary


Fall into magic and fall in love with DARKLY DREAMING, an anthology from five award winning and bestselling writers in fantasy romance.

Lusting for Covers (38): Holiday on Ice by Jaci Burton


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:

Holiday on Ice by Jaci Burton 
Publisher: InterMix (Nov 2014)
Series: Play-by-Play, 8.5
Genre: Sport Contemporary Romance

Blurb:

In this original holiday novella in the Play-By-Play series, New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton gives readers the gift of “plenty of romance, sexy men, hot steamy loving, and humor.” (Smexy Books)

Superstar hockey player Patrick “Trick” Niemeyer and dancer Stella Slovinski have picked up where they left off a year ago, resuming their hot, uncomplicated affair. Stella refuses to call it dating, or a relationship. But lately, Trick is looking for more…

Stella’s been burned before—in a relationship she never talks about—not with her family, not with her friends, and definitely not with Trick. But now it’s the holiday season and Trick is determined to give Stella his heart wrapped up in a bow. He knows Stella is the right woman for him, but he’ll have to melt the ice surrounding her heart to keep her from walking away.

Includes a preview of Jaci Burton’s Quarterback Draw andLove After All.


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Why?

I already know I'm going on TBQ naughty list for picking another Christmas related cover, but I'm hoping she will forgive me once she sees these abs. I mean they just scream "lick me". Anyway, you can never go wrong with a Jaci Burton cover. So, what are you lusting for lickable abs or something way more inappropriate?