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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Darkest Link by Scarlett Cole

 We need to get out of the way the customary schpeale about me jumping into a series without starting the first book. We know I do this and notorious about it, moving on. Anyway, if you haven't read any of A Second Circle Tattoos books, don't worry you won't be too lost. The story focuses on Reid Kennedy and Julianne Carlisle (Lia), but there are some previous characters that integrate into the story. They do have ties to main character. Anyway, moving on.

We have all heard the saying that, "Blood is thicker than water," when talking about the family bonds. I think it should be "In most cases blood is thicker than water, but there are exceptions to the rule." The Darkest Link is one of those stories. Reid is basically run from a past, but misses his family. Lia can't get away from her family. Her father basically manipulates Lia to do what he says, but she has decided to cut ties. By the way isn't the easiest thing to do, because her mom is basically losing grasp on reality.

I wasn't sure if I was going to finished The Darkest Link, because it seemed a little slow at the beginning. However, Scarlett was able to drag me in with her characters. The next thing I knew I was waiting with baited breath to see what happen in the next character. Entranced by these characters lives, especially when Reid's past collided with his present, and possible future. However, that wasn't the only thing going on, Lia's father. Dude, he made my crazy family look like I don't know. Talk about lies and deceit that oozed from that man. Overall, The Darkest Link won me over. It started out slow, but turned into a page turner once I got started. Plus, the cover is yummy one.

Copy provided by St. Martin's Press via NetGalley.

Rating:
4 1/2 Stars

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SMP Romance Spotlight + Excerpt: Just Married by Jenna Bayley-Burke


JUST MARRIED 
by Jenna Bayley-Burke
E-Original published by Swerve
Publication Date: August 30, 2016



Book Description
Seattle attorney Miranda Rose arrives in Las Vegas determined to keep her best friend-with-benefits from making a costly mistake – marrying some stranger just to save his family trust. But once there, Miranda discovers she’s the surprise bride! One red-hot honeymoon later, they’re back to their over-scheduled lives on opposite coasts. But a marriage of convenience with regularly scheduled sexytimes turns complicated when Miranda gets the shock of a lifetime: she's pregnant...with twins.

Miranda has always wanted a family of her own, but her infertility made it impossible. Besides, Callum’s difficult upbringing places him adamantly in the no-kid zone. Now she must decide between the man she’s been in love with for years and the children she’s longed for. Or will Callum surprise her yet again and come through when it matters most?

Excerpt:

Monday, August 29, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Giveaway: Watch Me Ada Frost


Watch Me
By: Ada Frost
Releasing August 29, 2016.  
Self-Published




Blurb
This is my world, my kingdom. I sit on the throne and control the empire I created.

My skill? Providing illicit pleasure to thousands. If there is a fantasy to fulfil, my company will provide it.

I am the Porn Prince.

The cold hearted producer at Stone Industries who creates the hottest porn in the business.
But every ruler has an Achilles heel, and mine is chaos.

Abigail Warner is chaos.

From the moment she entered my office my world was turned upside down. She is my passion, my fantasy and everything I never wanted in life. The chaotic infuriating mess of a woman is everything I hate and avoid.

So why can’t I stop watching her.

Why do I crave her?

One taste and I know she will destroy me.

Mad for the Plaid by Karen Hawkins (Review)

If you have been keeping up with the Orenburg Princes books you would have notice that the Grand Duchess has a tendency to get herself in a pickle and needs one her grandson's to rescue her, along the way they find their true love. However, Tata didn't get herself in the current pickle, I know surprising. Now her oldest is needs to rescue her from somewhere out of the middle of nowhere Scotland. At the beginning Nik, isn't too impress with Ailsa. However, the more he gets to know her.

In Mad for the Plaid we get to know Nik a little better and we learn that he's more than a womanizer. However, he does put up walls when he's around people. Yet, they start coming down when he gets to know Ailsa. Now Ailsa is tenacious youngest child who has been left to care for family's castle. She has everything to prove.

All pretty Mad for the Plaid was a pretty good read. We have Nik, Ailsa, and their entourage on the search for Nik's grandmother. However, nothing goes according to plan. At first I thought it was one person given the circumstances it made total sense, but Karen manage to throw a curve ball which caught me off guard. Impressive. Mad for the Plaid made a nice conclusion for the series. You have adventure, deceit, and romance all wrapped into one. Anyway, who doesn't love a foreign prince getting knock done a peg or two.

Copy provided by Pocket Books via NetGalley

Rating:
4 Stars

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Lusting for Covers (138): The Scottish Duke 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:

The Scottish Duke by Karen Ranney
Publisher: Avon (Nov 2016)
Genre: Historical

Blurb:

New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney returns with the first novel in a new series about dashing, charismatic dukes—and the women who tame them…

Though raised as a gentleman’s daughter, Lorna Gordon is obliged to take a position as an upstairs maid at Blackhall Castle when her father dies. Alex Russell, the Duke of Kinross, is the most tempting man she’s ever seen—and completely unattainable—until, at a fancy dress ball, Lorna disguises herself as Marie Antoinette and pursues an illicit tryst…with scandalous consequences. 

Months after his mysterious seductress disappears, Alex encounters her again. Far from the schemer the distrustful duke assumed her to be, Lorna is fiercely independent and resourceful. She’s the one woman capable of piercing his defenses. But when danger threatens Lorna, Alex must prove himself not just the lover of her fantasies, but the man who will fight to protect her.


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Why?

I love it, but now that I look at the guy looks kind of like Ramsay Bolton a character for Game of Thrones. If you watched Game of Thrones you would agree with me. So, I could understand why she's escaping. Pretty dress and handsome guy if you aren't a Game of Thrones fan. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Wickedly Innocent Spotlight + Review + Excerpt: Tainted Bride by A.S. Fenichel

Tainted Bride
Forever Brides, 1
A.S. Fenichel
Lyrical Press
September 27, 2016

Blurb:

Only trust can save her...

Sailing to London, Sophia Braighton only hopes to escape certain ruin. But when she arrives, her Great Aunt Daphne has other plans for the American-born beauty.  Determined to marry off her niece to a man of means, she propels Sophia into London society, not knowing that the young woman’s trust in men is shattered. In fact, Sophia never expects to ever feel anything for a man. Then again, she never expects to find herself in the company of the dashing earl of Marlton….

From the moment he sees Sophia, Daniel Fallon feels alive in a way he has not since his broken engagement.  Though the vulnerable beauty shies from the passion burning bright between them, Daniel is determined to court her and make her his bride. When he learns of the painful secret she harbors, he is equally determined to take revenge on the man responsible. But will the quest destroy him—and his future with his beloved?

My Thoughts:

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: With Every Breath by Maya Banks


With Every Breath
Slow Burn #4
By: Maya Banks
Releasing August 23, 2016 
Avon



Blurb

#1 USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Maya Banks continues her suspenseful and sizzling Slow Burn series with this fourth book—a mesmerizingly sexy tale of a strong, brilliant woman who encounters the one man who makes her lose all control.

Eliza Cummings fought free of a monster who terrorized her when she was an innocent teenager and helped put him away for good. She took a job with Devereaux Security Services and devoted every hour to taking down the very thing she’d nearly become. No one, not even those closest to her, know her darkest, shameful secrets. But now the killer has been set free on a legal loophole and it’s only a matter of time before he comes for her. Eliza's only choice is to run and lead the monster away from the people she loves.

Wade Sterling has always lived by his own rules, a law unto himself who answers to no one. He’s never professed to be a good man, and he’s definitely not hero material. Wade never allows anyone close enough to see the man behind the impenetrable mask—but one woman threatens his carefully leashed control. He took a bullet for her and the result was more than a piece of metal entrenched in his skin. She was under his skin and nothing he did rid himself of the woman with the courage of a warrior and who thinks nothing of putting her life before others.

But when Wade sees a panicked and haunted Eliza he knows something is very wrong, because the fool woman has never been afraid of anything. And when she tries to run, the primal beast barely lurking beneath his deceptively polished fa├žade erupts in a rage. She may not know it, but she belongs to him. This time, Eliza isn't going to play the protector. She was damn well going to be the protected. And as long as Wade breathes, no one will ever hurt what is his.

Excerpt:

Tame the Shame (Blogger Shame Review Challenge): The Prince's Runaway Lover by Robin Covington

Blogger Shame

It seems like I have been knocking out more Blogger Shame reads this week than I have in the last eight months. Woot! However, I still have many to go. I'm truly hopeful that I will be able to knock 18 I have left to go. A huge feat, but I'm up to the challenge. Today we will take a look at The Prince's Runaway Lover by Robin Covington:

Monday, August 22, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: Bedded Bliss by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliot


Bedded Bliss

Found in Oblivion #1
By: Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott
Releasing Aug 19th, 2016
Rainbow Rage Publishing



Blurb
A hot night in Vegas is just what the rockstar ordered... until someone ends up married.
Michael Shawcross is living the dream, opening up for his idols, Oblivion, on his band Warning Sign’s first tour. Until an overzealous fan goes too far and his hard-partying ways catch up to him in the form of an ultimatum from his manager, Lila Crandall.

Clean up your image—or else.

Single mom Chloe Adams is in Vegas for a rare girls’ night out. She wasn’t ever supposed to be attracted to another rockstar. In fact, she’s in rockstar rehab, and the cure for her addiction definitely isn't a sexy, smart-assed guitarist with wicked fingers.

She never expects to accidentally end up his wife. Or to have her new husband suddenly decide that she’s the solution to all his problems. And surprise…he’s happy to show his appreciation in a number of interesting, inventive ways.

Pretending their marriage is real might just be the hottest proposition she’s ever been given.

But what happens when a lie becomes the truth? 
BEYOND OBLIVION - A Rockstar Romance full of sexy fun set within the world of our Lost in Oblivion series! You never know who you'll see show up in the books. 

Excerpt:

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Lusting for Covers (137): Lord Perfect by Loretta Chase


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:

Lord Perfect by Loretta Chase
Publisher: Berkley (Mar 2006)
Series: Carsington Brothers, 3
Genre: Historical

Blurb:

IDEAL

The heir to the Earl of Hargate, Benedict Carsington, Viscount Rathbourne, is the perfect aristocrat. Tall, dark, and handsome, he is known for his impeccable manners and good breeding. Benedict knows all the rules and has no trouble following them—until she enters his life.INFAMOUS
Bathsheba Wingate belongs to the rotten branch of the DeLucey family: a notorious lot of liars, frauds, and swindlers. Small wonder her husband’s high-born family disowned him. Now widowed, she’s determined to give her daughter a stable life and a proper upbringing. Nothing and no one will disrupt Bathsheba’s plans—until he enters her life…

SCANDALOUS

Then Bathsheba’s hoyden daughter lures Benedict’s precocious nephew into a quest for a legendary treasure. To recover the would-be knights errant, Benedict and Bathsheba must embark on a rescue mission that puts them in dangerous, intimate proximity. It’s a situation virtually guaranteed to end in mayhem—even scandal!—if anyone else were involved. But Benedict is in perfect control of events. Perfect control, despite his mad desire to break all the rules. Perfect control. Really.


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Why?

Love this arrogant pose. So, awesome! There is another cover, but I love this cover. What do you think of my cover pick?

Friday, August 19, 2016

Tame the Shame (Blogger Shame Review Challenge): The Unforgettable Hero by Valerie Bowman

Blogger Shame

Okay, it's time to bust out some Queen with Another Bites the Dust. Seriously, I amuse myself. Anyway, I tackled another shame. Now, I have under 20 to go. WOOT! *Happy Dance*. Todays same is Valerie Bowman's The Unforgettable Hero, so lets dive in:

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Avon Impulse Spotlight + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Hero of Mine by Codi Gary

Hero of Mine
A Men in Uniform, 2
Codi Gary
Avon Impulse
August 16, 2016





Blurb:
The men of Alpha Dog, a second chance program for at-risk teens, work hard and play hard. And when it comes to protecting the women they love . . . nothing stands in their way.

Danielle Hill used to live on the wild side, until a surprise pregnancy forced her to get her act together. Now her whole life revolves around her young son, and she will do anything to keep Noah’s heart protected, even if it means avoiding the Marine who makes her want to be oh so bad . . .

Tyler Best loves his family, his friends, and his life, and he plans on living it to the fullest after nearly losing it. But Tyler didn’t bank on running into a beautiful blond with blazing green eyes and temper to match his. Tyler always thought he wasn’t ready to settle down, but Dani and Noah make him rethink his playboy ways . . .

Only just as these two start to build something, a shadow from Dani’s past comes back to haunt them. But Tyler will do anything to keep her and Noah safe . . . anything.

My Thoughts:

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Preorder Book Blast + Excerpt: Charge by E.L. Todd


Charge
Electric Series #1
By: E.L. Todd
Releasing October 11, 2016 
Self Published



Blurb
White-hot, blinding, and dangerous.
That's exactly what Volt is.

He's electric.

The first time I met him, my body reacted. It coiled, sizzled, and sparked. I knew I wanted him because he was the first man to make me feel dead and alive at the exact same time.

But within a short conversation, I knew he was unattainable.

Unavailable.

Now we're just friends.

But will we stay friends?

Excerpt

Monday, August 15, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt: The Debutante is Mine by Vivienne Lorret


The Debutante Is Mine
Season's Original #1
By: Vivienne Lorret
Released April 12, 2016
Avon Impulse



Blurb
USA Today bestselling author Vivienne Lorret launches a new historical romance series featuring the Season’s Original—a coveted title awarded by the ton’s elite to one lucky debutante...

From the Season Standard: ”A true Season’s Original embodies the class, grace, and style of the ton. Such an honor ensures the recipient their pick of eligible suitors…“

Lilah’s Appleton’s prospects are looking dim. With one last chance to find a titled husband before she’s forced to wed her wretched cousin, she must make this Season count. Plain, forgettable Lilah must become the Season’s Original. Desperate, she seeks help from the devilishly charming, untitled, and thoroughly unsuitable Jack Marlowe. All she must do now is resist the tempting rogue…

Bastard son and self-made man, Jack Marlowe loathes the aristocracy. When he meets Lilah, he expects her to be like all the other greedy husband-hunters. But she’s far more dangerous. Her alluring smiles and sharp tongue intrigue him. Before he knows it, he agrees to help her find a husband, revealing tricks to ensnare any man. The only problem is, his plan works too well—on him.

When Lilah becomes the belle of the ball, Jack realizes he may lose her forever-unless he can take a chance on love and claim his debutante...

Excerpt:

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Lusting for Covers (136): The Duke by Kerrigan Byrne


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:

The Duke by Kerrigan Byrne
Publisher: St. Martin (Feb 2017)
Series: Victorian Rebels, 4
Genre: Historical

Blurb:

Strong as a Viking. Handsome as Adonis. Rich as Midas. Collin "Cole" Talmage, Duke of Trewyth, is the stuff that legends are made of. He's the English Empire's golden son--until fate has its way with him. Cole's family is killed and his closest comrade betrays him on the battlefield, leaving him gravely injured. But Cole is not one to dwell on misfortune. He is a man of duty, honor--and desire. And now he's ready for the fight of his lifetime...

Imogen Pritchard is a beautiful lass who works in a hospital by day and as a serving maid at night. Years ago, when she was young and penniless, she ended up spending a scandalous night with Cole, whose tormented soul was matched only by his earth-shattering passion. Imogen entered a marriage of convenience--one that left her a wealthy widow--but she never forgot Cole. Now that her long-lost lover has turned up in her hospital, injured and with no memory of her, Imogen is torn: Is it a blessing or a curse that their past remains a secret to Cole, even as his new passion for her leaves him wanting to protect and possess her...at all costs?


Preorder Links: 


Why?

One word: Stunning! Awe struck when I stumbled upon this cover. Plus, Kerrigan had me at Duke. I do have a weakness for Duke heroes. What do you think of my pick?

Tame the Shame (Blogger Shame Review Challenge): Mad About the Major by Elizabeth Boyle

Blogger Shame

I'm on a roll here. I finished another book in the shame challenge. Woot! Now I have 20 left with till the end of the year. Oh goodness that seems like a huge feat. I don't know if I'm going to make it. Eek. It's not the end of the world if I don't make all 24, I will be grateful for whatever I accomplish. Anyway, todays shame is Mad About the Major by Elizabeth Boyle, so lets dive in:

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Tame the Shame (Blogger Shame Review Challenge): Yours All Along by Roni Loren

Blogger Shame

Yeah, not doing so hot on this challenge. I'm going to blame my move. Yep, that is it. Well, this is number three in taming that shame. Woo-hoo! I'm hoping to get another done by the end of the month. Anyway, here is today's shame selection Yours All Along by Roni Loren. 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Dare to Stay by Jen McLaughlin (Review)

Before proceeding any further, you must read Dare to Run, because Dare to Stay picks up after a certain point. You have to read Dare to Run to understand why Chris is trying to break apart his road to hell. Stop right here, because there is a spoiler from the previous book. Sorry, it has to happen, because it's the starting point of Dare to Stay.

Chris was perfectly fine with building his personal road to hell. Hell he didn't mind lay brick by brick, but when he realize what he had become after Dare to Run he decided it was time to atone for his crime. Yeah, when you try to kill your best friend/blood-brother and make it look like his brother his brother was trying to off him is a pretty low point in life. Yep, my mouth dropped when I read that and that was when I knew I had to continue with the series, I had to find out how Chris's story played out. So, glad I did. Yes, I was a little hesitant at first, because I did have a rough start with Dare to Run, but Dare to Stay excellent read. I mean Jen had me at the beginning with Chris basically dying in the alley when Molly stumble upon him, and she decided to take him in. Granted it probably wasn't the best idea of Molly, I mean her father died by a thug. However, she felt this was a sign from her father to help Chris out. She definitely need a change in her life. Haha, I bet she never expected this.

Chris and Molly are polar opposites. She's sweet, bubbly, and light shines all around her, while Chris is dark, dangerous, and everything he touches dies. However, he would love to have a little light in his life even though he doesn't deserve that. However, throughout the story he aims to do things right through Scotty, Lucas's brother.

All right, Dare to Stay is pretty awesome. We get to see more of Chris's good side. You would never know he had one, but starts to show it. Yes, he's still a ruthless killer, but now he only kills if he has to. Molly makes him a better person. Miss Sunshine is great influence on Chris. She doesn't change herself to be with Chris; she tends to be her same self, which is pretty awesome. The Sons of Steel Row is something to keep an eye out on. This is a series you can't pick up in the middle, you have to read from book one. Granted you wouldn't be totally lost. If you are into dirty, gritty, underworld, gangs, The Sons of Steel Row might be your kind of read.

Copy provide by Berkley via NetGalley

Rating:
4 1/2 Stars

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt: Fighting Dirty by Sidney Halston


Fighting Dirty Worth the Fight #5
By: Sidney Halston
Released January 5, 2016 
Loveswept


Blurb

If you love the MMA romances of Vi Kreeland and Kendall Ryan, Sidney Halston’s Worth the Fight series will knock your socks off! In Fighting Dirty, a geek-chic cage fighter proves that appearances can be deceiving . . . and oh-so-tempting.

With his preppy clothes and horn-rimmed glasses, Enzo Silva is the last dude anyone expects to find in a mixed martial arts gym. A wealthy Brazilian banker who never had to fight for anything, Enzo’s stuck in the amateur circuit—but he burns to make the pros. Maybe that explains the heat he feels whenever he’s around Jamie Lynn Calhoun. The pint-size, magenta-haired bartender with the Texas drawl is everything he’s not . . . and everything he craves.

Tough as nails and independent to a fault, Jamie Lynn—JL to her friends—works hard to pay her bills and keep life simple. Enzo is doing his best to complicate that. Even though she likes to bust his balls, he’s got some kind of a nerdy-hot vibe that makes JL wonder if she might finally be able to let her guard down. It might do the boy some good to spend some time in her world, where blood, sweat, and victory are as sweet as the first taste of real love.

Excerpt:

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Close to You by Kristen Proby

I don't know how many of you read the first book in Fusion Novels had you, you would remember Landon being seriously injured. Now he has to adjust to civilian life, which isn't the easiest thing to do. At the beginning of the story he's a little rude to Cami. Now Cami has had a crush on Landon FOREVER, and cause of the incident she has decided to give up hopes of Landon seeing her as more than Mia's best friend. Yet things are reveal as this story unfolds before our eyes. Not everything is what we see.

Basically, Close to You is Landon and Cami's story. You don't need read the first book to know what is going on between these two, but you might want to because the friends are a tight knit group. They are like family. What you will find here is two friends who becomes lovers. Yes, they were friends too. It was a little predictable up until a certain point. Now the story was an enjoyable read. Some might get a little weepy at one point, I did. I'm have to say I'm excited for the next book in the series, and I wonder who is next to fall in love. I think it's Kat, but I'm not sure. Anyway, the story is pretty good. If Close to You sounds like your kind of read you might give it a go.

Copy provided by William Morrow via Edelweiss.

Rating:
4 Stars

InkSlinger PR Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: Close to You by Kristen Proby


Kristen Proby is known for writing heartfelt characters with deep connections and sizzling passion. In her brand new Fusion Series from William Morrow, she seduces readers’ senses with the sexy, contemporary romance in which five best friends open a hot new restaurant together. Today, we are thrilled to bring you CLOSE TO YOU, the second book in the Fusion Series! CLOSE TO YOU brings readers the next story in this amazing cast of characters. Grab your copy of CLOSE TO YOU today and check out the special offer below!





Blurb:
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby comes the second novel in her sizzling Fusion series.

Camilla, “Cami,” LaRue was five-years-old when she first fell in love with Landon Palazzo. Everyone told her the puppy love would fade—they clearly never met Landon. When he left after graduation without a backward glance, she was heartbroken. But Cami grew up, moved on, and became part-owner of wildly popular restaurant Seduction. She has everything she could want…or so she thinks.

After spending the last twelve years as a Navy fighter pilot, Landon returns to Portland to take over the family construction business. When he catches a glimpse of little Cami LaRue, he realizes she’s not so little any more. He always had a soft spot for his little sister’s best friend, but nothing is soft now when he’s around the gorgeous restauranteur.

Landon isn’t going to pass up the chance to make the girl-next-door his. She’s never been one for romance, but he’s just the one to change her mind. Will seduction be just the name of her restaurant or will Cami let him get close enough to fulfill all her fantasies?

Excerpt:

Monday, August 8, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: The Earl is on Fire by Vivienne Lorret


This Earl is on Fire
Season's Original #2
By: Vivienne Lorret
Releasing August 2nd, 2016
Avon Impulse




Blurb

The sheltered daughter of a country baron, Miss Adeline Pimm comes to London looking for adventure… and finds it in the form of a bloody, unconscious man slumped in the doorway of her family's rented townhouse. Though his identity is a mystery, Adeline is inexplicably drawn to the handsome, injured man and vows to nurse him back to health.

Liam Cavanaugh, the scandalous Earl of Wolford, is startled when he awakens in an unfamiliar bed, wrapped in bandages that hinder his eyesight, with no memory of why he was beaten half to death. Although he can't see the witty young woman who tends to his wounds, her alluring voice--and a single stolen kiss from her soft lips--help soothe his pain. But when he is fully healed, Liam is not ready to let go of the one woman who stirs his deepest longings.

Liam will do whatever it takes to see Adeline again, even if it means giving up his rakish ways. But his disreputable past is not so easily forgotten and his secrets are far more dangerous than he-or Adeline-ever imagined. 

My Thoughts:

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Lusting for Covers (135): Seven Minutes of Heaven 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:


Seven Minutes in Heaven by Eloisa James
Publisher: Avon (Jan 2017)
Series: Desperate Duchess by Numbers, 3
Genre: Historical

Blurb:

Ahhhhh! Not yet. Hopefully soon. However, let's just gaze at this cover.



Preorders Links:


Why?

When I saw this cover I automatically thought of the song Maneater both version Hall and Oats and the Nelly Furtado. I'm going to leave at that. What do you guys think of my pick? 

Friday, August 5, 2016

PUYB Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Just Kiss Me by Rachel Gibson


Just Kiss Me
Rachel Gibson
Avon Books
July 26, 2016




Blurb:

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson returns with this dazzling love story filled with sizzle, sass, and just a bit of southern charm . . .

“Hello, Ms. Vivian . . . it’s been a long time.”

And with those words, Vivian Leigh Rochet nearly melted. It’s been years since she last saw Henry Whitley-Shuler. She was a teenager scrubbing houses for a living. He was the gorgeous son of rich parents, not fit for the likes of her.

Vivian had vowed to get out of Charleston, become a big Hollywood star, and stick it to the snooty girls who made her cry.

She got what she wanted—and more—but why does her glamorous life seem so trivial?

Henry got out too . . . making it all the way to Wall Street, until a heart attack forced him to trade in his cufflinks for a good set of hand tools.

Making furniture soothes his soul, but escaping the Whitley-Shuler heritage is nearly impossible. And now he’s come face-to-face with the one who got away. He’s not looking for love. He’s not even looking for sex . . . so why is resisting her the hardest thing he’s ever done?

My Thoughts:

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

RockStar Pr Spotlight + Review: The Theory of Deviance by Rebecca Grace Allen

The Theory of Deviance
Portland Rebels, Book 3

Rebecca Grace Allen
Samhain Publishing
Release Date August 2, 2016

Blurb:

Deviance is unacceptable. It's taboo. And it's the one thing he's always wanted.
Portland Rebels, Book 3


Painful shyness isn't the only reason Mikey Pelletier is a twenty-five-year-old virgin. Between working for his parents and volunteering at his church, he neither has the time nor the inclination to admit his bisexuality to the world—or to himself.

A visit from Krissy Porter will hopefully fix everything. After three months of chatting with her, Mikey's got one carefully planned week to win her heart and lose his V-card. He's hoping he can pull it off, even with her roommate along for the ride.

Krissy has been drawn to Mikey for a while. He's so easygoing, she thinks he could be the calm in her storm. But there's an extra complication when she comes to visit: her friend-with-benefits, "hetero-flexible" roommate, Rafe.

During a week of revelations, intimacy, and kink, Krissy and Rafe become the angel and devil on Mikey's shoulders, tempting him in different directions. And all three of them discover that a week of pure deviance can lead to the most uncontrollable emotion of all: love.

Warning: This book contains innocent board game-playing that takes a sexy turn, use of recreational substances, back-door action, and some smokin' hot threesomes. Plus, scenes of inner-demon slaying. Fans and tissues advised.

My Thoughts:

InkSlinger PR Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: Dare to Stay by Jen McLaughlin

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Today we are celebrating the release of DARE TO STAY by Jen McLaughlin. This is the 2nd book in the Sons of Steel Row series. Check out the fantastic excerpt below, and grab your copy now! Visit more sites participating in the release day launch to read more of chapter 1!

DARE TO STAY
Sons of Steel Row, book #2
by Jen McLaughlin
Signet 
August 2, 2016






BOOK BLURB:

Fans of Katie Ashley, Joanna Wylde, Kristen Ashley, Sophie Jackson and Katee Robert will be thrilled by this dark, steamy series, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Out of Line novels, where one gang of criminals knows just how being bad can be so good... 


Bruised and bloodied on Boston's mean streets, Chris O'Brien is reeling from the loss of his childhood best friend. But after barely escaping a hit placed on his head, Chris is desperate to live. A safe haven comes to mind - the home of the perfect girl from his childhood, Molly Lachlan. Before he has fully considered what it would mean to involve her in his mess, he finds himself on her doorstep. 

When Molly agrees to let Chris inside her home, she realizes she's also letting him into her life. Danger and desperation are coming off him like steam, and yet she can't bring herself to turn him away. His bad boy charm always had a hold on her, but now there's a soulfulness and sorrow in him that she's never seen before. And despite the heart-stopping risk of helping him, she hopes against all reason that he'll stay... The stakes are dangerously high...and the passion is seriously intense. Follow the exploits of the Sons of Steel Row in Dare To Run and Dare To Stay.
Praise for the novels of Jen McLaughlin

“Addicting from start to finish!”—New York Times bestselling author Addison Moore

“With hot, sexy chemistry and heroes to die for, Jen McLaughlin’s books always deliver!”—New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye 

“Jen McLaughlin’s books are sexy and satisfying reads!”—New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst 

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Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Giveaway: United by Melissa Landers


United
Alienated #3
By: Melissa Landers
Releasing August 2, 2016
Ever After




Blurb

After thwarting a deadly coup and saving the alliance between their worlds, Cara and Aelyx have finally earned a break. Their tiny island colony is everything they dreamed it would be―days spent gathering shells on the beach and nights in each other’s arms.

But the vacation is short-lived.

The treaty between Earth and L’eihr has awakened an ancient force that threatens to destroy them all. The Aribol, mysterious guardians charged with maintaining interstellar peace, deem the alliance a threat to the galaxy. They order a separation of the races, decreeing humans and L’eihrs must return to their own planets within the month or face extinction. In fact, they already have agents in place on Earth, ready to begin.

With the clock ticking, Aelyx and Cara assemble a team of colonists and race back to Earth, where they unite with old friends to solve the mystery of who the Aribol are, what they want, and the real reason the alliance has provoked them. As tensions build to a full-scale war, Aelyx and Cara must fight harder than ever―not just for their future, but for the survival of both their worlds.

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: Sweet Carolina Morning by Susan Schild


Sweet Carolina Morning
Willow Hill #2
By: Susan Schild
Releasing August 2, 2016
Lyrical




Blurb

Life down South just got a whole lot sweeter in Susan Schild’s new novel about a woman whose happily-ever-after is about to begin…whether she’s ready for it or not.


Finally, just shy of forty years old, Linny Taylor is living the life of her dreams in her charming hometown of Willow Hill, North Carolina. The past few years have been anything but a fairy tale: Left broke by her con man late-husband, Linny has struggled to rebuild her life from scratch. Then she met Jack Avery, the town’s much-adored veterinarian. And she’s marrying him.

Everything should be coming up roses for Linny. So why does she have such a serious case of pre-wedding jitters? It could be because Jack’s prosperous family doesn’t approve of her rough-and-tumble background. Or that his ex-wife is suddenly back on the scene. Or that Linny has yet to win over his son’s heart. All these obstacles—not to mention what she should wear when she walks down the aisle—are taking the joy out of planning her wedding. Linny better find a way to trust love again, or she might risk losing the one man she wants to be with—forever…

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