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Friday, January 30, 2015

Dirty Beautiful Rich (Part 2) by Eva Devon (Review)

I'm going to say that so far this serial has seriously wow me. Trust me, I'm not a fan of them. However, Eva has the ability to grab you and she continues to grab a hold and doesn't plan to let go.

I love Dirty Beautiful Rich, because of Julie and Damien. I love Julie, because she's still unsure of herself. She doesn't have a lot of people looking out for her. We have Damien who swoops right in to rescue her, but he has to do carefully. Even though Julie has been through the ringer, she doesn't want to take handouts. Seriously, whats not to love about her. Dark mysterious Damien, we still don't know a lot about him, other than he's an amazing kisser; example:
"Just a kiss. But it wasn't any kiss. It was the kind of kiss that had her mind shutting down, her legs turning to jello and her ovaries screaming that she should abandon any sense and just admit this man was supposed to be the father of all her babies."
If that doesn't melt your insides I don't know what will. However, we get little more of a glimpse of him, and how much he cares about Julie. So, there is this attraction between them, but we still haven't seen too much, just teasings. Yet, it's still amazing and it has you begging for more. Can I wait for more? Absolutely not, but I will. I can't wait to see what happens between these two, because we are just getting warmed up.

Favorite Line:
She was going to resist revealing those hidden corners every step of the way. Of that, he was certain. Julie was the perfect challenge a treasure box that was locked hard and fast. And she had no intentions of letting anyone see the beautiful jewels inside her for fear they'd also she the tarnish settings. 
He had no issue with tarnished settings. In fact, they were his favorite things.
You can sigh now.

Copy provided by author.

Rating:
5 Stars

Sizzling PR Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: Tristan by Randi Everheart


 Tristan
 A Kendall Family Novel #1
Author: Randi Everheart
Release Date: December 23rd, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Five years ago, Tristan Kendall left home and the woman he loved to prove himself on the sport bike racing circuit. With his career briefly on hold, he’s come to realize everything - and everyone - he ever wanted was right at home all along. Now he’s determined to win back her heart no matter the cost.

But Victoria Lane’s been through more than Tristan knows since he broke her heart. No longer the girl he once knew, she has a life to live, and a heart to give, but only to someone who’s planning to stick around. And she’s sure that isn’t him. Can he convince her that she’s the only victory lane he wants to be in?

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Love So True by Marquita Valentine (Review)

I love a strong emotional beginning to a story. Those kinds of stories reel you in and never let you go. I believe that you can find that kind of story in Marquita Valentine's latest release Love So True. At the end of Love So Hot we got a glimpse of the the prodigal son's return, Lucas.

In Love So True, we find Lucas trying to find his way back home again. However, he has a lot of making up to do, and forgiveness has to be earned. Which at times can be challenging when it comes to small towns. Man the people can hold a grudge, what happen to turn the other cheek and what not. Anyway, we find a trodden down Lucas who isn't getting any breaks. Fortunately luck was on his side when he looked into Bailey's eyes, and she was willing to give him a chance.

I loved Loved So True, because Marquita just ropes you in with Lucas's fall from grace. At one time he was cocky and invincible, but he has to humble himself and earn a trust that he once had. However, it's never an easy road back to redemption, and Lucas has an uphill battle. I love how Bailey was willing to see the good that was inside of Lucas, because not everyone saw. I thought this was a wonderful story that shows act of kindness can go a long way, and that overcoming the past is never easy. I will leave you all with my favorite quote:
"A man is not defined by his past, it's what he does with today that makes a difference."
Which are great words to live by.

Copy provided by author.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Forever Romance Spotlight + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Never Surrender to a Scoundrel Lily Dalton


Never Surrender to a Scoundrel
One Scandalous Season #3
by Lily Dalton
Forever Romance
Release Date January 27, 2015




About NEVER SURRENDER TO A SCOUNDREL:
A Reckless Desire . . .
Lady Clarissa Bevington is in trouble. A reckless indiscretion has left her with two choices: ruin her family with the scandal of the Season, or marry Mr. Kincraig, the notorious scoundrel mistaken as her lover. Desperate and disgraced, Clarissa vows to love and cherish a veritable stranger, a man whose eyes smolder with danger-and undeniable desire . . . 

An Unexpected Arrangement
As an agent for the Crown, Lord Donovan Blackmer has spent the last two years guarding Clarissa's grandfather from an unknown assassin while disguised as the rakehell Kincraig. His mission may now be over, but his duty has just begun. Salvaging his beautiful, impetuous wife's virtue will cost him his fortune and his position as an officer-but it might save him from the ghosts that haunt his own past. When their marriage "in name only" leads to exquisite seduction, Donovan must risk the only thing he has left to lose . . . his heart.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Playing Dirty by HelenKay Dimon


Playing Dirty
Bad Boys Undercover # 1
By: HelenKay Dimon
Releasing Jan 27th, 2015
Avon Romance



Blurb
As an elite Alliance agent—the joint undercover operation of MI6, the British Secret Intelligence Service, and the CIA—Ford Decker lives for the adrenaline. But when he befriends sexy property manager Shay Alexander in hopes of finding her cousin, a known national security threat, Ford crosses the line, getting to know her better . . . in bed.

After being burned by her last relationship, Shay wants to take things slow. Yet she can't keep her hands off the drop-dead gorgeous hottie who's moved into her apartment building. So when Ford's identity as an undercover agent is exposed, his betrayal cuts deep. Shay never wants to see him again, but Ford can't let her go, not when her life is still in danger. He will sacrifice everything to protect her, then be prepared to walk away from the only woman he's ever loved, even if it breaks him.

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Happy Hump Day Giveaway #4: Be Mine Forever by Kennedy Ryan


Happy Hump Day! Every Wednesday in January, Kennedy Ryan will offer some giftiness to celebrate her upcoming release, BE MINE FOREVER, on February 3! Today's gift? Fandango! Use the rafflcopter to enter!


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Scavenger Hunt + Excerpt + Giveaway: Sweet Surprise by Candis Terry


Sweet Surprise
Sweet, Texas # 4
By: Candis Terry
Releasing January 27th, 2015
Avon Romance


Blurb

Playing naughty or nice . . .

Fiona Wilder knows all about falling in lust. Love? That's another story. Determined not to repeat past mistakes, the single mom and cupcake shop owner is focused on walking the straight and narrow. But trouble has a way of finding her. And this time it comes in the form of a smoking hot firefighter who knows all the delicious ways to ignite her bad-girl fuse. Can lead to heartbreak . . .

Firefighter Mike Halsey learned long ago that playing with fire just gets you burned. He's put his demons behind him, and if there's one line he won't cross, it's getting involved with his best friend's ex. But when fate throws him in the path of the beautiful, strong, and off-limits Fiona, will he be able to fight their attraction? Or will he willingly go down in flames? Or a sweet surprise!

Excerpt: 

Teaser Tuesday: Be Mine Forever by Kennedy Ryan (Teaser #4)


We are down to one more week till the release of Be Mine Forever. So, we have one more teaser. YAY! Let me know what you think of the final teasers. 



Coming February 3, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Forever Romance Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Bringing Home the Bad Boy by Jessica Lemmon


Bringing Home the Bad Boy
Second Chance #1
by Jessica Lemmon
Forever Romance
Release Date January 27, 2015


About BRINGING HOME THE BAD BOY:
Creativity is his drug, painting is his escape, but she'll be the addiction that brings him to his knees. 

Evan Downey buried a part of his soul when put the love of his life in the ground. He knows he needs to get his shit together for the sake of their son, but escaping into his art is the only way he can begin to cope with Rae's death. When the chance to move back to Evergreen Cove, one of the few places that has ever felt right to him, he knows it's a chance he has to take. For his sake, and his sons. 

Charlotte Harris would give anything to have her best friend back. But if she can't have Rae, then she vows she'll at least be there to support the family Rae left behind. So when she learns that Evan is looking to move home, she does everything she can to help him and Lyon re-build their lives at the Cove. But when sparks start to fly between Charlotte and Evan it's the first glimpse of something bright and beautiful either of them has seen in far too long. And they start to wonder if fate has offered them a second chance at happiness-- if only their brave enough to take the risk and let love back into their lives. 

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Happy Book Day to Jen McLaughlin for Blurred Lines (Giveaway)



Blurred Lines
Out of Line #5
by Jen Mclaughlin
Releasing Jan 2015

BOOK BLURB:

Lusting for Cover (56): Not Always A Saint by Mary Jo Putney


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: 

Not Always A Saint by Mary Jo Putney
Publisher: Zebra (Aug 2015)
Series: The Lost Lords, 7
Genre: Historical Romance

Blurb:

“Adventure, passion and pure reading pleasure!”  --Jo Beverley

After the death of his sweetheart when he was at university, Daniel Herbert buried his grief in medical studies and his passion for healing. Viewed as a saint by those who know him, in his own mind he never quite manages to live up to his own high standards. 

Most men would be thrilled to learn they've inherited a title and estate from a distant relative, but Daniel is appalled because the burden of wealth will interfere with his medical calling.  Warily he accepts that he must enter society and seek a wife—a sensible woman who can oversee his properties, leaving him free to continue his work. He does not expect to become intoxicated by a woman called the Black Widow, who is as mysterious as she is shockingly beautiful…

Jessie Kelham’s looks have always been a curse. Now alone with a young daughter and a perilous secret, she is in need of protection. But dangerously attractive Daniel Herbert is not the kind of husband she has in mind. If he recognizes her, the demons of her past will surely erupt. Yet they cannot keep apart—and soon they are drawn into a union that may bring joy—or shattering danger…


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Why?

First off, RED! Need I say more. Plus, I love her facial features it's like, "Are you coming?" LOVE IT! Better late than never and here is my choice. 



Friday, January 23, 2015

InkSlinger PR Book Trailer + Giveaway: Blurred Lines by Jen McLaughlin


Blurred Lines by Jen McLaughlin will be releasing January 26th, but first we have some exclusive content to share. FINNClub team members have been sharing special details from the book this week in order to share their excitement for the new novel. Be sure to check out the contest below for a chance to win the series.

Today we have the incredible book trailer from Blurred Lines.
 
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BOOK TRAILER

Tasty Book Tours Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: Fat Louise by Jamie Begley


Fat Louise
Biker Bitches # 2
By: Jamie Begley
Releasing Jan 23rd, 2015
Young Ink Press


Blurb

She needed a hero; instead, she got Cade.

Cade was no hero. He was a nomad, a wanderer with no ties and he liked it that way. Hired out to save Fat Louise and her spoiled sister from a cartel run Mexican city was a risk he was willing to take, for the right price. With a certain gray eyed woman on his mind, he sets out to find her, fuck her and forget her. No harm, no foul. But it's all easier said than done when it comes to this plain Jane.

He expected a biker bitch who knew the rules; instead, he got Fat Louise.

Fat Louise wasn’t about to put her crew in danger. She had to learn to handle problems on her own, even if they included a six-foot biker she was forced to rely on, if she was going to rescue her sister. She never expected to see Cade again after she'd left Mexico, but all it takes is one night with him to prove that even a bitch’s heart can be broken.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Too Hot to Handle by Katie Rose


Too Hot to Handle
The Boys of Summer # 2
By: Katie Rose
Releasing January 27th, 2015
Loveswept


Blurb

Katie Rose’s Boys of Summer series returns for a delicious double-header—with the story of total opposites who are drawn to each other like moths to a flame.

Nikki Case is no fan of baseball. Her ex gambled away a fortune on the sport, and now her PR firm has tasked her with cleaning up the league’s most notorious bad boys. The New Jersey Sonics are known for wild womanizing and booze-fueled brawls, so Nikki expects the worst. Her first stop in the battle to win hearts and minds is star hitter Jake Baldwin—a legendary ladies man so smokin’ he threatens to melt her tough-girl armor.

Although his teammates prank her without mercy, Jake admires the way Nikki gives as good as she gets. She may be the queen of frost, but there’s kindling beneath those sultry curves—and he’s just the man to ignite it. But when a PR nightmare lands the Sonics in headlines across the country, Nikki is ready to walk. Only then does Jake realize how important she is to the Sonics’ success—and that winning the love of a good woman is no game.

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InkSlinger PR Release Day: Eternal by Rachel Van Dyken

Eternal
by Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date Jan 22


Synopsis – 
*This is a crossover novella featuring characters from both the Seaside and Ruin series*

Lead singer of AD2 Demetri Daniels only wants one thing...

To marry the love of his life and make the day perfect for her.

But perfect isn't exactly happening, not with his sister-in-law going into labor, or with rabid fans discovering their wedding location, or birds suddenly attacking the rehearsal dinner.

It doesn't help matters that his bride to be is starstruck as singer Ashton Hyde makes a drop in appearance to start recording his new album.

Nothing is going right.

And it's about to get worse.


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Book Blast: Dare to Love Kindle Worlds Release



Carly Phillips – Dare to Love Kindle Worlds Release

New York Times bestselling author, Carly Phillips has licensed her Dare to Love world to Amazon so that other authors can bring you stories that are extensions of her DARE TO LOVE world. You’ll see familiar faces, maybe even characters you met on my pages and wondered what happened to them.
As the world is licensed to Amazon, the books are available on Amazon only. If you aren’t a Kindle user, no worries! You can still read the stories on the FREE Kindle APP that you can download on your computer, smart phone or tablet. Check out the 9 books releasing today below!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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


The Rebel of Copper Creek
Copper Creek Cowboy #2
by R.C. Ryan 
Forever Romance
Release Date January 27, 2015




About THE REBEL OF COPPER CREEK:

A love worth fighting for . . .


The last thing widow Juliet Grayson needs is a man in her life. Between caring for her two young sons and maintaining her husband's ranch, her hands are more than full. Then she meets Griff Warren. With his quiet strength and his easy way with her boys, she's tempted to trust him. But if there's anything she's learned, it's that love only leads to heartbreak. Former Marine Griff Warren never thought he'd settle down. 

Rebellious and proud, he's always been on his own . . . until the father he never knew he had died, leaving him with land that is his legacy and brothers to share the load. He doesn't need more than that. But Juliet touches something deep inside him-and he wants nothing more than to protect her and her sons. Now if only he can convince her to take a second chance at true love.

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Happy Hump Day Giveaway #3: Be Mine Forever by Kennedy Ryan


Happy Hump Day! Every Wednesday in January, Kennedy Ryan will offer some giftiness to celebrate her upcoming release, BE MINE FOREVER, on February 3! Today's gift? Amazon! Use the rafflcopter to enter!


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Be Mine Forever by Kennedy Ryan (Teaser #3)

YAY! Another week closer till Be Mine arrives, and another teaser to share.



Coming February 3, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Various States of Undress: Georgia by Laura Simcox


Various States of Undress: Georgia
Various States of Undress # 3
By: Laura Simcox
Releasing January 6th, 2015
Avon Impulse



Blurb
Laura Simcox concludes her fun, flirty Various States of Undress series featuring three presidential daughters with the tale of love at the ballgame.

Brett Knox, star catcher of the Memphis Redbirds, a Triple-A farm team for the St. Louis Cardinals, just got bumped back down to the minors. Brett’s main goal in life is to get back into the big leagues-on his own terms, which means no distractions. Certainly not in the form of a sexy brunette who won’t take no for an answer. As far as Brett’s concerned, his life story isn’t for sale, charity, or pity.’

Georgia Fulton, 4.0 student and daughter of the president of the United States, is certain that she’s on her way to journalistic stardom and she’s doing it without cashing in on her celebrity status-which is exactly what she wants. Nothing’s going to keep her from getting the story of her young career...until she meets Brett Knox, and quickly realizes that he’s a force to be reckoned with. He may be the focus of her assignment, but he could also seriously mess with her internship success, and more alarmingly, her heart.

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Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Dreaming Of Love by Melissa Foster


Dreaming of Love
The Bradens #11, Love in Bloom # 19
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing January 20th, 2015
Self-Published



Blurb
Emily Braden is a leader in architectural preservation, a pillar in her small hometown, and successful in everything she does—with the exception of finding true love. She’s watched several of her brothers fall in love, and she needs this trip to Tuscany to get away from it all and to stop focusing on what she doesn’t have.

Dae Bray doesn’t do flings, and he never stays in one place for very long. As a demolitionist, he goes where jobs take him, and the more often he travels, the better. His trip to Tuscany is all work—until he meets smart and sexy Emily, who makes him reconsider his fear of settling down, his no-fling rule—and just about everything else he’s ever believed about himself.


Passion sizzles as Dae and Emily explore the history and beauty of Tuscany. Their romance moves beyond tourist attractions to the bedroom, blossoming into a deep connection neither can deny. But their worlds collide when Emily wants to preserve the property that Dae is there to demolish. Can a woman who sees the beauty in preservation and a man whose life is spent tearing things down find a solid foundation for their love?

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lusting for Covers (55): All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue by Sophie Jordan


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: 

All the Ways to Ruin a Rogue by Sophie Jordan 
Publisher: Avon (July 2015)
Series: The Debutante Files, 2
Genre: Historical Romance

Blurb:

First friends, then enemies . . .

Lady Aurelia hasn't always hated Max, Viscount Camden, her brother's best friend. In fact, as a besotted girl, she thrived under his kind attention— sure that he was the most noble and handsome man in the land. Until her young heart discovered what manner of rogue he really was. Now, though she enjoys nothing more than getting on his last nerve, she can't deny Max drives her to distraction— even if she tries to pretend otherwise.

Now something more . . .

Max cannot recall a time when Aurelia did not vex him. If she was not his friend's sister, he would stay far away from the infuriating vixen. Unfortunately, they are always thrown together. At parties and family gatherings . . . she is always there. Mocking him, tossing punch in his face, driving him mad . . . until one night, she goes too far and he retaliates in the only way he can: with a kiss that changes everything.


Purchase Links:


Why? 

I love this cover, because it's just pretty. It's absolutely perfect. The blurb sounds divine. Man I want this book. So, what are you lusting for?

Saturday, January 17, 2015

InkSlinger PR Chapter 1 of Blurred Lines by Jen McLaughlin

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Blurred Lines by Jen McLaughlin will be releasing January 26th, but first we have some exclusive content to share. FINNClub team members will be sharing special details from the book this week, in order to share their excitement for the new novel.

Today we have the first chapter from Blurred Lines.

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Blurred Lines - Chapter one Riley

Friday, January 16, 2015

Wordsmith Publicity Review + Giveaway: Love So Hot by Marquita Valentine




We're getting excited about the release of LOVE SO HOT by Marquita Valentine! Check out the excerpt!


 Love So Hot 
Lawsons #1
Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 12, 2015
Cover Designer: Lindee Robinson Photography

Book Description:
Bank Teller and all around good girl, Sydney McKnight, is tired of being the girl all the guys want to have as a friend. Who better to help unleash her inner vixen than her best friend and secret crush, Brody Lawson? Only, Sydney has no idea how to ask him, without their friendship going up in flames, until that is, the town of Jessamine's annual Firemen's Auction gives her the perfect excuse to set her plan into motion.

Fire Captain Brody Lawson has been in love with his best friend, Sydney, for years, but he would never risk their friendship by confessing his feelings to her. So, when Sydney beats out the competition to buy his time at the annual Firemen's Auction, Brody can hardly believe his luck until she asks him to teach her how to seduce a fellow fireman.

Now, it’s up to Brody to show Sydney how perfect she already is and convince her that they only man for her is him, because if Sydney is going to seduce any man, it’s going to be him. And once he has her in his bed, he’s not letting her go.

My Thoughts: 

Cover Reveal: Becoming the Whiskey Princess by Toni Aleo

BECOMING THE WHISKEY PRINCESS.....



About The Whiskey Princess...
 

Dirty Beautiful Rich (Part One) by Eva Devon (Review)

Okay, I'm not a huge fans of serials, but man is this awesome. In Eva Devon's latest work Dirty Beautiful Rich, she grabs your attention with our main character Julie Doyle. I love Julie, because she isn't your typical heroine. She's human with flaws. Julie looks at herself as:
Financially distressed, overweight, and ultimately having gone nowhere.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sizzling PR Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: Naughty Little Wishes by Nina Crespo


Naughty Little Wishes
by Nina Crespo
Release Date:  January 5, 2015
Genre: A sexy category romance novella from Entangled's Brazen imprint


Blurb:

Opposites attract. Enemies ignite...

There's nothing personal stylist Tabitha Drake loves more than pissing off Andrew Bode. He's uptight, he refuses to agree with her on anything, and she loathes the hideous brown suits and red power ties he wears. The man even hates ice cream. How can her best friend work for a man who hates ice cream? But the absolute worst thing about Drew? He's sexy as hell, and she's totally and ridiculously attracted to him.

Andrew Bode, CEO of the Bode-Wynn military contracting firm, is convinced he and Tab will never get along. Unfortunately, the infuriating—and sinfully tempting—stylist is his ticket to a major account. The only way to get what he wants is to agree to Tab's terms: a style makeover. However, Drew has a few terms of his own, most of which involve her naked in his bed. But neither of them are prepared when their lust-fueled hostility turns into something altogether unexpected...

Excerpt from Naughty Wishes: 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

InkSlinger PR Cover Reveal: Hard To Be Good by Laura Kaye

Laura Kaye's dark romantic suspense series, The Hard Ink Series, keeps readers on the edge of their seat. Today, we are thrilled to share with you the cover for the upcoming novella, HARD TO BE GOOD. But that's not all we have! Check out the cover for the next novel in the series, HARD TO LET GO. We can't wait for you to get your hands on the next two Hard Ink men, Jeremy and Beckett. Without further ado...


Check out the beautiful cover for HARD TO BE GOOD!


Available April 7th

ABOUT HARD TO BE GOOD: