Thursday, December 29, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Bad Boys After Dark: Dylan by Melissa Foster

Bad Boys After Dark: Dylan
Bad Billionaires After Dark #2
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing December 21, 2016
World Literary Press


Sinfully sexy bar owner Dylan Bad has a thing for needy women. He’s a savior, a knight in shining armor, and his mighty talented sword has no trouble bringing damsels in distress to their knees. Enter Tiffany Winters, a gorgeous cutthroat sports agent who looks like sex on legs, fucks like she’s passion personified, and wouldn’t let a man help her if she was hanging onto a ledge and he was her only hope. One night and too much tequila might change their lives forever. The question is, will either one survive?

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

InkSlinger PR New Release + Excerpt + Giveaway: The Fixer by HelenKay Dimon

The Fixer by HelenKay Dimon is out now! Check out this sexy romance today! Follow the tour and grab your copy today!

About The Fixer:

He’s known only as Wren. A wealthy, dangerously secretive man, he specializes in making problems disappear. A professional fixer, Wren hides a dark past, but his privacy is shattered when Emery Finn seeks him out—and what she wants from him is very personal.

Some people disappear against their will. Emery’s job is to find them and bring closure. Wren is the only person who can help solve Emery’s own personal mystery: the long-ago disappearance of her cousin. Just tracking down the sexy, brooding Wren is difficult enough. Resisting her body’s response to him will prove completely impossible.

Anonymity is essential to Wren’s success, yet drawn by Emery’s loyalty and sensuality, he’s pulled out of the shadows. But her digging is getting noticed by the wrong people. And as the clues start to point to someone terrifyingly close, Wren will have to put his haunted past aside to protect the woman he loves.


Friday, December 23, 2016

Forever Romance Spotlight + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: The Trouble with Dukes by Grace Burrows

Windham Brides, #1
Grace Burrowes
December 20, 2016

This first novel in a new Regency series from USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes is a spinoff of her highly popular Windham series.


The gossips whisper that the new Duke of Murdoch is a brute, a murderer, and even worse—a Scot. They say he should never be trusted alone with a woman. But Megan Windham sees in Hamish something different, someone different.

No one was fiercer at war than Hamish MacHugh, though now the soldier faces a whole new battlefield: a London Season. To make his sisters happy, he'll take on any challenge—even letting their friend Miss Windham teach him to waltz. Megan isn't the least bit intimidated by his dark reputation, but Hamish senses that she's fighting battles of her own. For her, he'll become the warrior once more, and for her, he might just lose his heart.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Lady Claire Is All That by Maya Rodale

Lady Claire Is All That
Keeping Up with the Cavendishes #3
By: Maya Rodale
Releasing December 27, 2016


Her Brains

Claire Cavendish is in search of a duke, but not for the usual reasons. The man she seeks is a mathematician; the man she unwittingly finds is Lord Fox: dynamic, athletic, and as bored by the equations Claire adores as she is by the social whirl upon which he thrives. As attractive as Fox is, he’s of no use to Claire . . . or is he?

Plus His Brawn

Fox’s male pride has been bruised ever since his fiancĂ©e jilted him. One way to recover: win a bet that he can transform Lady Claire, Society’s roughest diamond, into its most prized jewel. But Claire has other ideas—shockingly steamy ones. . .

Equals A Study In Seduction

By Claire’s calculations, Fox is the perfect man to satisfy her sensual curiosity. In Fox’s estimation, Claire is the perfect woman to prove his mastery of the ton. But the one thing neither of them counted on is love . . .

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

InkSlinger PR Blog Tour + Review: The CEO Seduction by Diane Alberts

The CEO Seduction
Hamilton Family, 1
Diane Alberts
Entangled Indulgence
December 12, 2016


The last thing Brett Ross wants is to be back in the same old damn small town he grew up in, but his best friend is getting married, so there’s no way he’s skipping yet another visit back home. He knows what he’s getting into, coming back here, but the one thing he didn’t count on was the way Anna Hamilton made him feel the first time he sets eyes on her…and she’s all grown up.

Anna’s always been in love with Brett, even if she’s always been his best friend’s annoying little sister to him. But when he looks at her, she doesn’t see annoyance in his eyes anymore. If anything, she sees a silent calling for her to save him from himself…and she’s just the girl to do it. All she needs is to find a way to escape her pesky, protective older brothers.

And then the game is on.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

St. Martin Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Nico by Sarah Castille

New York Times bestselling author Sarah Castille is back with NICO (St. Martin’s Paperbacks, $7.99, December 6, 2016), the first book in her Ruin & Revenge series. With reminiscences of Romeo and Juliet, Castille presents a modern twist and a powerful bad boy spin on the classic tale. RT Book Reviews raves about Castille’s BEYOND THE CUT saying, “Castille continues to raise the stakes… giving readers the compelling romance they crave,” and that continues brilliantly in this new series.

Ruin & Revenge, 1
Sarah Castille
St. Martin Paperbacks
December 6, 2016


In NICO, Las Vegas Mafia boss Nico Toscani is used to getting what he wants, whether it’s having the City of Sin under his rule or a beautiful woman in his bed. But when he meets his match in the gorgeous, headstrong Mia Cordano, daughter of a rival crime lord, all bets are off…

Sexy computer hacker Mia struggles to break free of her ruthless father’s Mafia ties…but she can’t resist the powerful and seductive Nico, who will stop at nothing to possess her. With their families locked in a brutal war for control of the city, Mia and Nico enter into a forbidden game.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Lusting for Covers (152): Three Weeks with a Princess by Vanessa Kelly

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:

Three Weeks with a Princess by Vanessa Kelly
Publisher: Zebra (June 2017)
Series: The Improper Princess, 2
Genre: Historical

In Vanessa Kelly s captivating series, three young women are descended from royalty in the most improper way. But that doesn t stop them from pursuing lives rich in adventure. . . 

Lia Kincaid, illegitimate daughter of the Duke of York, comes from a long line of notorious women. Raised by her grandmother, formerly mistress to the late Marquess of Lendale, she has little hope of a respectable marriage. But the new marquess, her childhood friend, Jack Easton, would make a very desirable protector . . . if he weren t too honorable to take her to bed. 

It s bad enough being saddled with a title he never desired. Now Jack must resist the beautiful woman he desires far too much. Duty calls, and he is duty-bound to choose a wealthy bride. But then Lia makes another outrageous suggestion: asking Jack to devise some tests to find her the perfect paramour. Tests that involve flirting, kissing, and other pleasurable pursuits. Tests that, in a matter of weeks, could transform friendship into the ton s greatest scandal, igniting a passion even duty can t deny. . . 

Praise for Vanessa Kelly s Renegade Royals series 

Will definitely resonate with fans of Mary Jo Putney and Joanne Bourne. Booklist 

Kelly combines diverting dialogue, delightful surprises and finely tuned pacing to make this a winner. Publishers Weekly(starred review)

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Such a cheerful cover. During the winter months you kind of want something cheery. Yes, I love the yellow, so pretty. So what do you guys think of my pick of the week?

Snowed In by Jenna Bayley-Burke (Review)

In truth I probably should have DNF Snowed In, but I pressed forward. What caught my attention was the title, who doesn't love a good snowed in story. However, a lot of my trouble laid with Marissa. She pissed me off so much. She extremely rude to Scott. All Scott was trying to do was be a decent guy and try to explain to her what went down in the past. She didn't want anything to do with the information. The only good times were when they were having sex. That was perfectly fine, no talking. When the talking began again it annoyed me, because she didn't want to listen. A lot of the reason I didn't like her was someone had to call her out on it, she played the victim practically the whole story.

So, the things I liked Scott. He wanted to be with Marissa, I don't know why. However, he loved her more power to him. The other thing was the sex. It wasn't great, average, but it beat listening Marissa and Scott talk in circles. I also liked Tanya, because she had to put Marissa in her place. She needed that. Anyway, people loved this book, but this one didn't work for me. I enjoyed Just Married and I was hoping for the same level of fun in Snowed In, but missed the mark for me.

Copy provided by St. Martin via NetGalley

2 1/2 Stars

Friday, December 9, 2016

RockStar PR Cover Reveal: Hot Zone Books by Carly Phillips

Hot Zone
Carly Phillips
Books 1-4
March 7, 2017

Hot Stuff
Book 1

He’s about to find out …  She’s not just one of the guys.

Annabelle Jordan and her two sisters were orphans in frilly dresses when they went to live with their sports-lawyer uncle in his world of locker rooms, bookies and gambling. Now the girls are publicists in their uncle's firm, The Hot Zone.
Despite her upbringing, Annabelle is all woman. She's naturally drawn to real men—like her latest client, businessman and former football legend Brandon Vaughn.
The chemistry is potent, undeniable, irresistible. Annabelle soon realizes that Brandon is much more than just another jock. And that she'd better hold on tight if she doesn't want to lose her heart.  

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Hot Number
Book 2

Micki Jordan is a tomboy as much at home on the playing field as in a locker room full of naked guys.

But the star publicist is looking to prove she’s also an irresistible woman in order to get a second shot at professional baseball player and major league playboy, Damian Fuller.
Micki transforms herself into one hot number Damian can’t help but notice and together they burn up the sheets and find themselves falling hard. Until Damian’s past returns, threatening their future.

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Hot Item
Book 3

Cool, collected Sophie Jordan loves her daily routine running her family's top sports management agency, as long as she gets to stay behind the scenes. But with big sister on maternity leave and little sis on her honeymoon, she's forced to step up to the plate. And a recent media crisis surrounding the disappearance of super-agent Spenser Atkins is not going to make the job any easier.

Enter star quarterback and notorious bad boy Riley Nash who, for reasons of his own, needs to track down Atkins. Up until now, Sophie has kept a strict no-dating-clients policy, but each day with Riley makes her rule near impossible to follow. With her job and her heart on the line, Sophie will need to make the toughest choice of her life!

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Hot Property
Book 4

Just one short season ago, major league center fielder John Roper had it all: the looks—and personal life—of a sports hero and the public's adoration. But this hot property's lucky streak has run out. After a World Series disaster, fans diss him, shock jocks mock him and his dysfunctional family hassles him for money he really can't spare.

Now it's up to him, and Hot Zone publicist Amy Stone, to get his life back on track.

Amy finds it's easier said than done. What with the constant intrusions of his nutty family, a crazed fan playing stalker, and Roper's refusal to put his own needs first, she's starting to think that life in the fast lane isn't all it's cracked up to be. But when the two retreat to a secluded lodge, the sexy center fielder throws Amy a curveball—one she never saw coming...

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This new edition unavailable on Goodreads at this time

About the author:

After a successful fifteen-year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She's a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she's a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Tasty book Tours Q&A + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Good Vampires Go To Heaven by Sandra Hill

Quick Q&A with Sandra Hill
Describe yourself in five words or less.
A talented writer with a sense of humor.
Can you tell us a little about your book?
GOOD VAMPIRES GO TO HEAVEN: eighth book in the Deadly Angels series.  Zebulan is a good demon (vampire…a Lucipire) who finds himself in a hellish situation.  Who better to rescue him than the flame-haired vangel (vampire angel) Regina, who looks an awful lot like Satan’s sister!  Laughter and sizzle guaranteed!
How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?

Zeb has been a popular secondary character in the other Deadly Angels books, a quintessential tortured hero with a sense of humor.  Readers love him.  That’s not to say this book can’t be read without having read others in the series.  They are all intended to stand alone, as well as follow a series.
What types of scenes are your most favorite to write?
Anything involving humor.  A coven of witches in a hot air balloon rescuing my hero in GOOD VAMPIRES GO TO HEAVEN.  A modern women teaching Viking women how to make homemade condoms in THE RELUCTANT VIKING.  A lazy Viking who is forced to become a Navy SEAL in KISS OF SURRENDER.  An eighty-year-old woman, Tante Lulu, doing outrageous things in all my Cajun novels, including entering a belly dancing contest.  A Norse king who has a curse placed on him causing his penis to make a right turn (THE OUTLAW VIKING).  These kinds of things I enjoy writing most.
Can you tell us about your upcoming book?
THE CAJUN DOCTOR (May 30, 2017) features Dr. Daniel LeDeux, a burned out pediatric oncologist, who meets his match in Samantha Starr, a New Orleans divorcee who has a reason to hate doctors.  Poignant at times and hilarious at others, this book also features the popular Tante Lulu with her usual outrageous antics.

Good Vampires Go to Heaven
Deadly Angels #8
By: Sandra Hill
November 29, 2016



New York Times bestselling author SANDRA HILL continues her sexy deadly angels series with a good demon who might finally get his vangel wings…

Two-thousand-year-old vampire demon Zeb is supposed to spend eternity turning mortal sinners into bad guy Lucipires like himself. That way, they can grow their numbers and fight the vampire angels known as Vangels. But Zeb is a bad boy in a good way—secretly working as a double agent for none other than St. Michael the Archangel in hopes of one day earning his wings. Problem is, Zeb’s betrayal is discovered.

Hello, demon dungeon.


Until Regina, a foxy, flame-haired Vangel witch on a rescue mission, busts out Zeb, along with three oddball Lucipire witches. Hello, temptation!


Their escape unleashes a war to defeat all Vangels forevermore. In an epic madcap battle between good and evil, a Demon just might earn his wings . . . and spend eternity with the Vangel of his wildest dreams.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A Mate for Christmas by Katie Reus (Review)

A Mate for Christmas is pretty much the last of the Moon Shifter books, so if you haven't read any of the Moon Shifter books stop right there. The bottom line is this is the closer, in A Mate for Christmas Katie is tying up the loose ends. Granted this is the story that pulls Nathan and Noel together, but you get a lot of pack too. If you have read a few you will be fine.

Overall, a nice holiday read for those who have loved Moon Shifter books. A nice read for those who wanted to see how each of the other couple have faired after all this time. So, if you already a fan go for A Mate For Christmas. If you haven't read any books stop and go back.

Copy provided by author.

4 Stars

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: Someone Like You by Lauren Layne

Someone like You
Oxford #3
By: Lauren Layne
Releasing December 6, 2016


Lauren Layne’s bestselling Oxford Series continues with the poignant, heartwarming story of New York’s most eligible bachelor, Lincoln Mathis, a man who’s living a lie—until his dream woman takes away the pain.
Lincoln Mathis doesn’t hide his reputation as Manhattan’s ultimate playboy. In fact, he cultivates it. But behind every flirtatious smile, each provocative quip, there’s a secret that Lincoln’s hiding from even his closest friends—a tragedy from his past that holds his heart quietly captive. Lincoln knows what he wants: someone like Daisy Sinclair, the sassy, off-limits bridesmaid he can’t take his eyes off at his best friend’s wedding. He also knows that she’s everything he can never have.
After a devastating divorce, Daisy doesn’t need anyone to warn her off the charming best man at her sister’s wedding. One look at the breathtakingly hot Lincoln Mathis and she knows that he’s exactly the type of man she should avoid. But when Daisy stumbles upon Lincoln’s secret, she realizes there’s more to the charming playboy than meets the eye. And suddenly Daisy and Lincoln find their lives helplessly entwined in a journey that will either heal their damaged souls . . . or destroy them forever.


Monday, December 5, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: Wrong Brother, Right Match by Jennifer Shirk

Wrong Brother, Right Match
Anyone But You #3
By: Jennifer Shirk
Releasing December 5, 2016
Entangled Bliss


Matchmaking guru Kennedy Pepperdine’s life is perfect. Perfect job. Perfect friends. Perfect boyfriend. Except...when she gets trapped in an elevator with a handsome stranger, she accidentally confesses a secret: maybe her perfect boyfriend, Justin, isn’t so perfect for her after all. But a matchmaker should be able to successfully match herself, right? Thankfully, she’ll never see the handsome stranger again. Until she heads home with Justin for the holidays and learns that the sexy stranger is none other than Justin’s older brother, Matt.

Matt Ellis is trying to be on his best behavior for his mother—it is Christmas, after all. But when he recognizes the beautiful woman from the elevator—the one he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about for months—his best behavior is being held by a thread. Matt’s always sacrificed for his family, and nothing is more important than their happiness, but the more time he spends around Kennedy, the more he wonders if her supposed "right match" might just be the wrong brother.


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Twelve Kisses to Midnight by Karen Hawkins

Twelve Kisses to Midnight was originally part of What Happens Under the Mistletoe anthology. Now it's getting published by itself. So, if you read that book you read this story. Anyway, for those who haven't read this story basically this about Nik buddy Marcus Sutherland, fourth Duke of Rothesay, and Kenna Stuart, Lady Montrose. Now these two have a pass, and neither one can get passed. Marcus was a hothead when he was younger and he kind of blames Kenna for there disaster of a relationship. You got to love Tata (the Grand Duchess), because she can manipulate a situation. Anyway, the bottomline is Twelve Kisses to Midnight is basically about these two reconnecting. It's a fairly quick read. So, if love Oxenburg Princes books and would love a side story, here you go.

Copy provided by PocketBook via NetGalley

Friday, December 2, 2016

Tasty Book Tours Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Seaside Whispers by Melissa Foster

Seaside Whispers
Seaside Summers #8
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing November 30, 2016
World Literary Press


Having a mad crush on her boss’s son, Matt Lacroux—an intriguing mix of proper gentleman and flirtatious bad boy—is probably not the smartest idea for single mother Mira Savage. Especially when the company, and her job, is already on shaky ground. But as a Princeton professor, Matt’s life is hours away from Mira’s home on Cape Cod, keeping him safely in the fantasy-only zone. And as a single mother to six-year-old Hagen, with a floundering company to save, fantasies are all she has time for.
With hopes of becoming dean off the table, and too many months of longing for a woman who lived too far away to pursue, Matt’s publishing contract couldn’t have come at a better time. He heads home to Cape Cod on a brief sabbatical, intent on starting his book, and finally getting his arms around sweet, seductive Mira.

A surprise encounter leads to white-hot passions and midnight confessions. The more time Matt and Mira spend together, the deeper their relationship grows, and the love and attention Matt showers on Hagen is more than she has ever dreamed of. But Matt’s sabbatical is only temporary, and Mira’s not saving his father’s company so she can leave it behind. Will their whispers of love be enough for one of them to change their life forever?

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Tasty Book Tours Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: The Scottish Duke by Karen Ranney

The Scottish Duke
Duke Trilogy #1
By: Karen Ranney
Releasing November 29, 2016
Avon Books


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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Tasty Book Tours Book Blast + Excerpt + Giveaway: In Mistletoe by Tammy L. Bailey

In Mistletoe
By: Tammy L. Bailey
Releasing December 2, 2016
The Wild Rose Press

At twenty-five, Grace Evans is steadily picking up the pieces of everyone else’s life. So, when her younger sister decides to turn into a runaway bride just four weeks before the wedding, Grace, drops everything to chase after her and bring her back home. Only, when the trail leads to Mistletoe, Washington, she finds herself at the mercy of the town’s most handsome and emotionally unavailable bachelor.
Ex-Army officer, Ayden McCabe, has three creeds in life: never make the first move, never fall in love, and never take anyone to Mistletoe’s Christmas Dance. Wanting nothing more than to keep his matchmaking sister from meddling in his personal life, he agrees to help Grace if she agrees to play his girlfriend. Too brunette and meek for his taste, Ayden believes Grace can’t tempt him enough to break any of his creeds. He could not be more wrong.