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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


Blurb

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


THE LEGACY OF COPPER CREEK
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?

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

THE AFTERMATH
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

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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


Blurb

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.

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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

Blurb:

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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Why?

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?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Chasing Jillian by Julie Brannagh


Chasing Jillian
Love and Football # 5
By: Julie Brannagh
Releasing July 7, 2015
Avon Impulse

Blurb

Jillian Miller likes her job working in the front office for the Seattle Sharks, but lately being surrounded by a constant parade of perfection only seems to make her own imperfections all the more obvious. She needs a change, which takes her into foreign territory: the Sharks’ workout facility after hours. The last thing she expects is a hot, grumbly god among men to be there as witness.

Star linebacker Seth Taylor had a bad day-well, a series of them recently. When he hits the Sharks’ gym to work out his frustration, he’s startled to find someone there-and even more surprised that it’s Jillian, the team owner’s administrative assistant. When he learns of Jillian’s mission to revamp her lifestyle, he finds himself volunteering to help. Something about Jillian’s beautiful smile and quick wit makes him want to stick around. She may not be like the swimsuit models he usually has on his arm, but the more time Seth spends with Jillian the harder he falls.

And as Jillian discovers that the new her is about so much more than she sees in the mirror, can she discover that happiness and love are oh-so-much better than perfect?

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Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: The Highlander's Choice by Callie Hutton


The Highlander’s Choice
Marriage Mart Mayhem # 5
By: Callie Hutton
Releasing July 14, 2015
Entangled Scandalous


Blurb

The Scottish Highlands, 1815

Lady Sybil Lacey is every inch an English woman. She's horrified her best friend is wedding a barbarian Scot.  For aren't Scots naught but brutish, whiskey-swilling lechers? So to find herself secretly attracted to the tall and devastatingly handsome Scottish laird of Bedlay Castle is quite disconcerting...

Liam MacBride is convinced that English ladies are silly sassenachs who think of nothing but social events and clothes. So why is he intensely drawn to Lady Sybil? All they do is quarrel...until loathing turns into undeniable lust.

A tempestuous, fiery romance between an English lady and a Scottish laird cannot end well.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

InkSlinger PR Spotlight + Giveaway: Black Dawn by Cristin Harber



Black Dawn
Titan, 6
Cristin Harber
Mill Creek Press
July 14, 2015



Blurb:

What happens when nothing is as it seems? 

Lexi Dare is on a one-woman mission to stay alive. Both at home and at work. Because how did she end up with a ring on her finger and an abuser in bed as she readies to hit the high point in her career? Everything should be perfect. Amazing job. Handsome fiancĂ©. It’s all a disaster. 

Parker Black is the brains behind Titan Group, an elite security firm. In his world, everything is ordered and controlled, except what he feels for his buddy’s girl. Something in her eye screams for help, but he has no idea what. 

When Lexi disappears, Parker realizes what he should have known. The lines blur between friendships and work, and they must find each other to survive a terror attack that only Lexi can stop. 

Black Dawn can be read as a standalone and does not have a cliffhanger.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Sizzling PR Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: If You Dare by Jessica Lemmon


 IF YOU DARE
 JESSICA LEMMON
Release Date: 7/21/15
Entangled LOVESTRUCK



About the book:  Lily McIntire is in the creepiest mansion in town. Alone. At night. Because she’s an idiot—and can’t ignore a dare from her cocky and infuriatingly hot co-worker, Marcus Black. But she'll be damned if she's going to give him the satisfaction of winning.

Marcus has had a thing for Lily for ages, and he has no intention of losing this bet. His plan? Scare her out of the house, and into his arms. Once there, scaring her turns into protecting her and soon after, into seducing her. And his plan is working…

Lily is having trouble relegating Marcus to the role of “asshat” as easily as before. He came to her rescue, and he’s actually funny. Charming. Sexy as sin on a stick. But Lily has a strict no-love-in-the-workplace rule, and even one night of the best sex ever won’t make her change her mind. So she’s calling everything off…

Surviving a night in the mansion might just be the easy part. Surviving Marcus’s increasingly convincing advances is going to take everything she has. Losing is not an option…

NOTE: This title was previously published November 2013 on Flaunt as a novella but has been significantly revised and lots of yummy new scenes added to give readers a full-length category romance full of humor and sizzle.

Excerpt from If you Dare:

Monday, July 20, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: The Maddening Lord Montwood by Vivienne Lorret


The Maddening Lord Montwood
The Rakes of Fallow Hall # 3
By: Vivienne Lorret
Releasing July 14, 2015
Avon Impulse



Blurb

Frances Thorne learned at an early age to rely on herself. Yet, losing her job and her home and watching her father carted off to debtor’s prison all in one day, is too much for her to bear alone. When a generous offer of assistance falls into her lap, she ignores her better instincts and decides to take a chance. The last thing she needs is for the infuriating Lord Lucan Montwood to stand in her way.

The end of the bachelors’ wager is near, and Lucan Montwood can taste victory. Yet, on the precipice of finally gaining freedom from his debts, he’s incensed to learn that the beautiful Frances Thorne has fallen into an insidious trap in the guise of a new position. Lucan can’t deny the way her lips call to him and knows he must risk his own future to ensure her safety.

Convincing her to trust him is the hard part and resisting her is next to impossible. But falling in love with her? That’s far too simple.

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Lusting for Covers (80): Double Play by Jill Shalvis


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:

Double Play by Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Berkley (July 2009)
Series: Pacific Heat, 1
Genre: Contemporary 

Blurb:

From the author of Slow HeatThe Trouble with Paradise, and the Lucky Harbor novels...

Pace Martin is the ace pitcher for the Pacific Heat. He's got the arm, the experience and the wins. He's also got the pain, the pressure, and the possible end of his career looming over him. The last thing he needs now is a distraction, even if it comes in the form of a tough, beautiful, tell-it-like-it-is writer who sees past his defenses.

Holly Hutchins knows a good story when she sees one, and the tall, dark and slightly attitude-ridden Pace Martin fits the bill. But when she realizes there’s more at stake than just the win, she starts to notice the handsome broad-shouldered jock in a different light.

Pace and Holly begin a seductive game in which neither wants to drop the ball, but in the face of an unexpected betrayal and challenge, they’ll have to find the courage to swing for the fences…




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Why?

I love the new cover, because it's cute. Plus, the setting is in Santa Barbara which is a hop and a jump, away from where I grew up. What do you guys think of my cute pick?


Saturday, July 18, 2015

RockStar PR Spotlight + Review + Excerpt: The Hierarchy of Needs by Rebecca Grace Allen

The Hierarchy of Needs
The Portland Rebels, #2
Rebecca Grace Allen 
Samhain Publishing
July 7, 2015


Blurb:

Jamie Matthews is stuck in a rut. After hitting a wall with her dream career, she’s back in her hometown, living a life as monotonous as swimming laps in the neighborhood pool.

Being surrounded by her perfect brothers is a painful reminder of her failure to launch. The last bonfire of the summer is an ideal way to let off steam, especially when she runs into Dean Trescott, the playboy friend she had one hot-as-hell night with back in high school.

Since the day Dean met Jamie, he’s loved her beauty, talent, and smile that lit up the whole damn block. But dating isn’t an option. She has a bright future ahead of her, and he refuses to chain her to his—helping run the family business that’s barely staying afloat.

A “what-happens-in-Vegas” weekend was supposed to get their craving for each other out of their systems. But neither counted on the past repeating itself, drawing them together in even hotter and dirtier ways and dangling the possibility they might both be able to get exactly what they need…

Warning: A friends-to-lovers twice over story that contains some hot ’n’ heavy kissing in the waves, hair pulling, and a man who knows how to use his hands. It may also feature a few practical jokes—only the fun kind, of course.

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Protector for Hire by Tawna Feske (Review)

Let me just say that Protector for Hire by Tawna Fenske is a cute read. However, I did struggle with some of the story. My main struggle was Janelle, because she just came off kind of ditzy at times. Granted she was out of her element and she didn't really know where she was going. Still throw a little bit of everything. However, I did start to warm up to her once she started to get settled in the wilderness of Montana. I love Swartz. He just so gruff and non-personal, but he has the dirtiest month and he's just so much fun.

So, we have these polar opposite stuck in the woods of in the middle of nowhere Montana (which I'm thinking is somewhere close to western Montana, but that is my personal opinion). Anyway, Swartz is attracted to Janelle, but doesn't want to compromise on the mission after all bad things happen when judgement goes out the window. He tries to focus on the one task and that is keeping Janelle safe, but he have all this sexual tension buildup. They basically go back and forth with matching wit. This makes for good comic relief.

Like I said, the story is cute and funny. However, Janelle just bother me on some level. I did love Swartz, and on some level I understood his exile. He had to be on his own to sort through his issues. It did help that when he was watching over Janelle, she did help him realize that he needed his family even if it took 10 years. Overall, not a bad read. A lot of people loved the story, but I just saw it as a good read.

Copy provided by Entangled via NetGalley

Rating:
3 1/2 Stars

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Deception by A.S. Fenichel (Review)

I think I need to start off with the cover of Deception, because I love it. I love the night setting and castle in the background, very beautiful and romantic. Yes, I wanted to read this story, because of the cover. When decided to read this I didn't realize it was a two in a series. Even though it has it on the cover, I was enthrall with rest of the cover that I didn't even notice. However, I persevere and tackled the story. Granted I was a little lost at the beginning and it might have helped a little to read the first book. So, the first couple of chapters I was playing catchup, but once Dorian and Lillian ventured off to Edinburgh. That's when the story started to get interesting.

Now Dorian has had the hots for Lillian, but the more time he spends with her he's like "she's the one." However, Lillian has no desire to marry after all she's a demon hunter and there is so much uncertainty that it isn't worth getting involved with a man and all it entails. She's open for flings and becoming friends afterwards. Yet, Dorian wants to be more than a fling, so he decides to take it somewhat slowly but sleep with her. Plus, she views herself as a nobody. She's a person, but she just never viewed herself becoming more than some mans mistress, after all she comes from lowly birth. Dorian sees that she's more than that and is willing to do anything to prove that she's worth more than what she has deem herself worth. I really like Dorian, because he's just persistent. I also like Lillian stubbornness. Normally that would grate on my nerves, but I could see where she's coming from. I admire that she didn't cave to Dorian, because it would have been so easy to say yes. She did truly care for him and worry about what would happen if they became one.

Overall, Deception was an interesting read. You have these two people who come from different backgrounds come together, but they are fighting for the same cause. I didn't talk much about the demon issues. Yes, it's pretty bad and they are trying to clean up the mess that was made. Not only that they have traitor. Never easy thing to deal with. Yes, you have the romance during  difficult time. However, it is what draws Dorian and Lillian closer. I have to say that it is definitely a unique read that has me kind of curious on to see what happens next. They are just touching the tip of the demon problem.

Copy provided by Lyrical Press via NetGalley.

Rating:
4 Stars

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Beyond the Cut by Sarah Castille (Review)

Who knew I would find myself enjoying a MC romance. It's not something I would have seek out, but I'm enjoying the Sinners's Tribe Motorcycle Club books. A lot crap is going down, the sinners are trying to patch over other gangs to build up their numbers so they can fight against the Jacks. However, one of the gangs they are trying to patch over comes with issues. For instance, they are up for president re-election, and the current president would like to patch with the Sinners while the other would like to patch with the Jacks. That's going on; lots of complications. If that wasn't enough we have Cade wanting just one woman, Dawn.

The Cade and Dawn situation is a bit complicated. We have Cade who is a manwhore. When you have a lines like:
"Voted 'Least Likely Ever to Settle Down' five years in a row. Winner of the 'Most Sweet Butts in the Bed at One Time' prize. 'Biker Manwhore of the Year.' Author of 'How to Get Laid in Less than Thirty Seconds and Leave Your Friend Drinking Alone at the Bar.' The man who researched beds big enough for six. The list goes on."
For him to want a woman more than once is a huge deal. Like I said it comes with complications. Dawn has no desire of being a biker's Old Lady, been there done that, and  it didn't end well. This attraction between Cade is kind of scary. On top of that she's trying to get her kids back from her ex-husband, who happens to be an asshole and another biker. Remember I mention about another dude wanting to become a president and patch over to the Jacks, well Mad Dog is that guy. Mad Dog seems to believe Dawn still belongs to him. Cade sure knows how to pick his women.

Anyway, Beyond the Cut was a little slow at the beginning. Basically, we have Cade trying to get Dawn into his a little more than once. When the trouble arrises with Mad Dog, Cade goes into protective mode and would do anything for Dawn. It's more than wanting her in his bed, but he doesn't know that. I like how Cade tries to help Dawn realize that not all biker dudes are like Mad Dog. This is hard for Dawn, because she has been through a lot. In her short life she has suffer all types of abuse, so she has this trust issues.

Once the action starts in Beyond the Cut the story starts to pick up pace and there were times I just trying to turn the page as quickly as I can. Overall, it's a pretty good read. I'm looking forward to see what happens next, because the thing with Jacks isn't going to magically disappear. Sounds like they are gearing up for war.

Copy provided by St. Martin via NetGalley

Rating:
4 Stars

Monday, July 13, 2015

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Giveaway: Deception by A.S. Fenichel


Deception
Demon Hunters # 2
By: A.S. Fenichel
Releasing July 7, 2015
Lyrical


Blurb

When Demons threaten Regency London, only a Lady can stop them.

Lillian Dellacourt is beautiful, refined and absolutely lethal. She’s also the most feared and merciless demon hunter in The Company. She’s come a long way from the penniless seamstress’s daughter sold to the highest bidder, and it wasn’t by trusting a man, let alone an exiled Marquis with more on his mind than slaying the hellspawn . . .

For Dorian Lambert, Marquis de Montalembert, being sent to keep track of Lillian is no mean task. He’s wanted the fiery vixen since he first heard of her five years ago. But wooing the lady while fighting the demon uprising is no easy feat, especially when the lady’s tongue is as sharp as the Japanese sai blades she favors for eviscerating the spawn of hell.

These two will have to learn to trust each other fast, because the demon master is back, and he’s planning to turn Edinburgh into a living hell…

Author's Pal Spotlight + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Call On Me by Roni Loren


Call On Me 
Loving on the Edge, #9
Roni Loren 
Berkley 
July 7. 2015



Blurb:

Oakley Easton wants two things: to be a good mom to her daughter and to ditch her less than ideal night job. Hooking up with bad boy drummer Pike Ryland? Not on the agenda. She needs a promotion. Not sex, tattoos and rock ’n’ roll.

Pike isn’t about to let Ms. Prim and Proper shut him down so easily, especially when he stumbles upon Oakley’s sexy night job. She’s only playing a role on those late night calls with strangers, but when he gets her on the line, all bets are off. He won’t stop until that sultry voice is calling his name for real.

But as they move from anonymous fantasies in the dark to the flesh-on-hot-flesh reality of the bedroom, the risk of falling in love becomes all too high. And the safe, quiet world that Oakley’s worked so hard to create is about to be exposed to the one person who could ruin it all.

My Thoughts:

Whoa Erica Monroe Has a New Series SOON!


Thanks for sharing in the reveal for the first book in my upcoming Covert Heiresses series, about four women who by day are the talk of the ton, and by night are England’s top spies.

I Spy a Duke introduces James Spencer, Duke of Abermont, and Vivienne Loren, a governess with a secret agenda.


Cover designed by Designs by BMB

Blurb: 

She wants revenge…

When bluestocking Vivienne Loren becomes the governess for the wealthy Spencer family, she’s searching for clues about the murder of her brother, not a husband. But Vivienne didn’t count on James Spencer, the autocratic and infuriatingly handsome Duke of Abermont.

He needs a wife…

As head of Britain’s elite intelligence agency, James has no time to woo a wife. When he discovers Vivienne’s thirst for revenge has made her a pawn in the treacherous plot, James realizes they can help each other. She’ll become his duchess, and he’ll keep her safe from one of Napoleon’s deadliest spies.


What begins as a marriage of convenience quickly becomes anything but, as they find out love is the most dangerous mission of all.


Release Info: I Spy a Duke releases October 5, 2015.
Special sale price of 99c for preorder – get it now before it returns to full price



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Erica Monroe is a USA Today Bestselling Author of emotional, suspenseful historical romance. Her debut novel, A Dangerous Invitation, has been nominated in the published historical category for the prestigious 2014 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Romantic Suspense. When not writing, she is a chronic TV watcher, sci-fi junkie, comic book reader, pit bull lover, and slow runner. She lives in the suburbs of North Carolina with her husband, two dogs, and a cat.

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