Monday, June 29, 2015

Book Blitz: Corrupted (Russkaya Mafiya #4)

Corrupted (Russkaya Mafiya #4) by Sapphire Knight

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Publisher: Not available
Release Date: June 29th 2015
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Alpha Male
Links: Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon AU | Amazon UK

I was bred for this. For Mafiya.
Instead, I relinquished my crown to my younger brother.
I’m the dirty side of the Mafiya.
I clean up the messes. The bodies. The problems.
Here in America, I’m the Russian King.
I never expected to want my mark. To crave her, to need her.
One thing about being the leader of the Bratva, I always get what I want.
I’m corrupted, I never promised to play fair.

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Unwanted and unloved.
I lay in that hospital bed, broken.
One bad decision and I almost killed someone,
myself included.
The dark shadow coming to finish the job,
turns out to be my bright light.
I try to hold back, fighting temptation.
Who would want someone so damaged?
He doesn’t know it, but I’m good at keeping secrets.
You have to be, when you have so many.

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Secrets (Book 1)
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Exposed (Book 2)
Amazon US | Kobo | B&N

Relinquish (Book 3)
Amazon US | Kobo | B&N

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Author Bio
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Sapphire Knight is the author of Secrets, Exposed, and is working on book three- Relinquish. Her books all reflect on what she loves to read herself.
Sapphire is a Texas girl who is crazy about football. She has always had a knack for writing, whether it is poems or stories. She originally studied psychology and that has only added to her passion for writing. She has two boys and has been married for ten years. When she’s not busy in her writing cave, she’s busy playing with her three Doberman Pinschers. She loves to donate to help animals and watching a good action movie.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Amazon | Goodreads

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Blog Tour: Bai Tide by Erika Mitchell

Displaying bai tide.jpgBai Tide by Erika Mitchell

Publisher: Champagne Books
Release Date: April 6th 2015
Genre: Thriller
Links: Goodreads | Amazon US

After the events of Blood Money, CIA case officer Bai Hsu is assigned to a high-security private school for what he’s told is an easy assignment. Just a few months after he arrives, a hostile operative with ties to North Korea tries to break in to a school event, with motives unknown.
As his investigation progresses, he unravels a plot that, if not stopped, will result in the untimely and murderous deaths of tens of millions of people.
Bai Tide is Bai’s greatest challenge yet. A mission that will take him from the windswept beaches of San Diego to a whiteout blizzard in the foothills of Pyongyang, and make him question everything he thought he knew about working in the field…and about himself.

I hadn’t dressed for a foot pursuit across the beach and was losing ground fast. My shiny black dress shoes burrowed into the dry sand with every step and my tuxedo jacket flapped open as I pumped my arms and tried to gain on the man I’d chased away from the Hotel Coronado a minute ago. The San Diego evening was cooler than you’d expect. Brisk gusts of wind bounced off the sea at sporadic intervals beneath a full moon blazing out of a cloudless, star-spattered sky.

Rolling breakers hurled salty spray into my face as I tore the jacket off and dropped it behind me. My quarry raced ahead, undeterred by the crappy footing. Under five and a half feet tall, with a body fat percentage that had to be in the low teens, he wore a baggy all-black ensemble, complete with a matching ski mask, bulky infrared goggles, and combat boots that kicked up little spits of sand with each stride.

Whoever he was, his speed was impressive; he widened the gap between us by almost two paces for each one I took. Something in the way he was running made me think he knew where he was going. Unless he planned on running south all the way to Mexico, the most likely place was the parking lot of a condo complex a quarter mile ahead. I had to assume he’d prepared a contingency plan in that parking lot somewhere. Guns, explosives, sharp rocks, something painful of that nature. If I didn’t catch up with him before he reached his defense cache, I had the feeling I wouldn’t like the welcome.

“Enough of this crap,” I said as I stopped just long enough to pry off my shoes. A daily barefoot run on the beach routine has some advantages, not the least of which is being able to keep up with Splinter Cell rejects during nighttime sand chases.

Author Bio:
Erika Mitchell was born in Orange County, California to a published author and an Anarchist's Cookbook aficionado. She moved to Seattle, Washington as a freshman in high school, where she promptly realized she owned just one pair of pants and that was going to be a problem in a place with an actual winter.

She graduated from Northwest University in 2003 with a degree in Psychology, which she has yet to use. After a brief foray into technical recruiting (a disaster), she found her calling as a writer and, wonder of wonders, was actually able to find a job where someone paid her to do just that as a blogger.

Blogging turned into writing novels, where Erika has found her niche in the espionage and thriller genre.

Erika currently resides in a small suburb outside Seattle with her husband and two children.

Author Links: Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter

Sunday, June 28, 2015

ARC Review: Ice Kissed (Kanin Chronicles #2)

18132923Ice Kissed (Kanin Chronicles #2) by Amanda Hocking

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, 2015
300 pages, kindle edition
Source: Netgalley
Release Date: May 5th 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, Magic
Links: Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon AU | Amazon UK

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
In the majestic halls of a crystal palace lies a secret that could destroy an entire kingdom…

Bryn Aven refuses to give up on her dream of serving the kingdom she loves. It’s a dream that brings her to a whole new realm…and the glittering palace of the Skojare.

The Skojare people need protection from the same brutal enemy that’s been threatening the Kanin, and Bryn is there to help. Being half Skojare herself, it’s also a chance for her to learn more about her lost heritage. Her boss, Ridley Dresden, is overseeing her mission, but as their undeniable attraction heats up, their relationship is about to reach a whole new level—one neither of them is prepared for.

As they delve deeper into the Skojare world, they begin to unravel a long-hidden secret. The dark truth about her own beloved Kanin kingdom is about to come to light, and it will change her place in it forever…and threaten everyone she loves.

My Review:
There have been a few books that I have been reading lately that were written in third person it was a real change to all the other books I usually read in first person. But I find that stories being told in first person have so much more emotion and personality. This story stars with Bryn recapping a failed mission along side Ridley and she is beating herself up over that failure.

I really enjoyed read this book, I grew to love the characters in the story, but I fell in love with them in the first book Frostfire. I did not understand the ending or how much depth that went into it until I properly read the synopsis of Frostfire again, it was like I light switch flicked on.

Author Bio:
Amanda Hocking
Amanda Hocking is a lifelong Minnesotan obsessed with Batman and Jim Henson. In between watching cooking shows, taking care of her menagerie of pets, and drinking too much Red Bull Zero, she writes young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Pinterest | Wattpad | Email | Tumblr | Publisher Website | Instagram | Youtube

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Review: Scoring Wilder

21843117Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey

Publisher: R.S. Grey, 2014
410 pages, kindle edidtion
Source: Purchased from Amazon
Release Date: June 15th 2014
Genre: Young Adult, New Adult, Romance, Sports, Contemporary, College, Funny
Links: Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon AU | Amazon UK

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
What started out as a joke— seduce Coach Wilder—soon became a goal she had to score.

With Olympic tryouts on the horizon, the last thing nineteen-year-old Kinsley Bryant needs to add to her plate is Liam Wilder. He's a professional soccer player, America's favorite bad-boy, and has all the qualities of a skilled panty-dropper.

• A face that makes girls weep – check.
• Abs that can shred Parmesan cheese (the expensive kind) – check.
• Enough confidence to shift the earth’s gravitational pull – double check.

Not to mention Liam is strictly off limits . Forbidden. Her coaches have made that perfectly clear. (i.e. “Score with Coach Wilder anywhere other than the field and you’ll be cut from the team faster than you can count his tattoos.”) But that just makes him all the more enticing…Besides, Kinsley's already counted the visible ones, and she is not one to leave a project unfinished.

Kinsley tries to play the game her way as they navigate through forbidden territory, but Liam is determined to teach her a whole new definition for the term “team bonding.”

A fun & sexy New Adult Romance (age 17+)

My Review:
Kinsley has been cheated on twice by her 2 ex-boyfriends and she does not let the get her down. I love that so much about her character, she is 1 of very few female main characters in books made for women. Earlier on we had the chance at meet 1 of the seniors Tara aka queen of all bitches, who has it out so bad for Kinsley. Poor Kinsley gets treated like she is dirt on the bottom of Tara shoes, she also second guesses about speaking out. But in the beginning is well she crushes on Liam Wilder straight away, and it is soon apparent that they have a thing for one another. Kinsley cannot shake her attraction for Liam and we soon see that the said attraction goes both ways, but with all that happen everything becomes twisted in the quest to have Liam, but not to get him into trouble or get herself into trouble and to also stay out of Tara’s devious games.

Liam Wilder is helping out with the College girls soccer team, he is been in hot water with most of his sponsors and he needs to clean up his act. So he is here helping out the team when he gets to know Kinsley things become very intimate and hot with the 2 of them and they are literally hiding their forbidden relationship with him being her coach and all that.

Author Bio:
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I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, metaphors and similes, black labs, and cold weather.

Author Links: Email | Pinterest | Facebook | Twitter

Book Blitz: Wasted Lust

Wasted Lust by J.A. Huss

Publisher: Not available
Release Date: June 24th 2015
Genre: Adult, Romance, Suspense
Links: Goodreads | Amazon US | Kobo | B&N | iTunes

A girl with regrets…

Sasha Cherlin died the night she let Nick Tate walk out on her for a life of crime. Her very essence was destroyed when they broke their promise to one another.

A man with remorse…

Nick Tate made his choice with her future in mind. He loved Sasha enough to know that leaving her behind was the only way to keep her safe.

A path to revenge…

Special Agent Jax Barlow understands the bond of love and he plans to use it to get justice. Nick and Sasha will do anything to rewrite their past. He’s counting on that to bring them down.

Wasted Lust is a standalone full-length romantic suspense filled with lies, secrets, and the power of redemption by the New York Times bestselling author, JA Huss.

Book Trailer:

I’m not a player. I know there are girls out there who do this kind of thing for a living. They scout out prospective husbands. Dress up, put on a show, try to hook one with the bait.
I have no bait. I’m cute—not sophisticated like my mom’s friend Rook, or badass like her friend Veronica, or even smart and sassy like my mom, but cute. A Smurf, they used to call me. And those ladies are the only real role models I ever had growing up. That’s it. The extent of my wily ways with men come from half-ass copy-catting people who have more game in their pinky fingers than I have in my whole body.

So I’m at a complete loss here. Because Jax insists on treating me like a woman. And I’ve spent a good number of years trying to avoid this kind of scenario. The kind that sweeps you off your feet. The kind that jumpstarts your heart and makes it hum in a way you never thought possible. The kind that makes you doubt all those pledges you made to yourself through the years.
I will never love again. I will never give my heart to a man. I will never have to endure the crushing reality that comes after the only person I ever wanted to be with practically begged me to forget about him.
I tried it, it just didn’t work. I can’t just erase my first crush. I can’t just throw away the one thing I held onto after my father died. I kept the boys at bay all during high school. I didn’t even lose my virginity until my first year of college. Ford made sure of that. The memory of his crazy overprotective antics as I grew up make me smile.
So I don’t have much experience. 

But Jax is a player, I can see that now. He’s got me wound up tight. My head is pounding with the possibilities he comes with.
Sex being one of them. I have not had sex in over two years. And I’m not one of those girls who go for a toy at the first hint of a dry spell. After two years though, I’m considering that option.
But now Jax is here. Kissing me. Making my whole body tingle. Awakening the desire I’ve pent up for so long.
“Are you afraid of planes, Sasha?”
I look over at Jax. “What?”
“Does landing bother you?”
“No,” I say, confused. “Why?”
“You’re squeezing my hand so hard, you might be cutting off my circulation.”

Author Bio:

JA Huss is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty romances. She likes stories about family, loyalty, and extraordinary characters who struggle with basic human emotions while dealing with bigger than life problems. JA loves writing heroes who make you swoon, heroines who makes you jealous, and the perfect Happily Ever After ending.

Author Links: Website 1 | Website 2 | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Monday, June 22, 2015

Cover Reveal: Sun-Kissed Summer

Sun-Kissed Summer by Marta Brown

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Publisher: Not available yet
Release Date: July 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Links: Goodreads

Summer can change everything.

For shy, bookish Katie Quinn, it just might after an accidental mix-up at the airport on the way to visit her grandparents for the summer leaves her stuck with the wrong suitcase. One full of short shorts, high heels, and absolutely nothing she would normally dare to wear. Until she realizes her newfound look has garnered the attention of Key West’s biggest hottie, Brad-freaking-Garrison, and might just give her the one thing she’s always dreamed of—an epic summer romance.

A romance her summertime best friend only wishes he could give her. But for Oliver, getting Katie to see him as more than just some dumb jock isn’t going to be easy after he agrees to compete against Brad in a kite-surfing competition. And if Brad has any say in it, the prize is Katie herself.

With more than just a contest on the line and a friendship at stake, will this be the summer Katie finds her footing, even if it is in someone else’s shoes? Will Oliver finally get the courage to tell Katie how he really feels and get out of the friend-zone for good? Or, like a kite in a hurricane, will everything they’ve ever hoped for be lost in the storm?

Author Bio:
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Marta Brown grew up in the Pacific Northwest and was a teenager when Doc Martens, Pearl Jam and flannel were the norm, and Dylan loved Kelly forever. (Beverly Hills, 90210 shout out!)

She still lives just outside Seattle, now with her husband and cat, and loves the rain.

When she’s not writing about cute boys, first kisses and the magic and wonder of being seventeen, she’s watching The CW. And she sleeps in. Late.

Author Links: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

ARC Review: Shy Kinda Love

25328368Shy Kinda Love by Deanna Eshler

Publisher: Enchanted Book Publicity, 2015
326 pages, kindle edition
Source: Publisher
Release Date: February 4th 2015
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Abuse
Links: Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon AU

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
When I was eleven, my best friend died in a car accident. When I was twelve, my mom walked out, leaving only a note to say goodbye. When I was eighteen, I was forced into witness protection.

My new name is Shyanne Adams. To protect myself, and painless existence, I do not live. I do not laugh. I do not love. For the last three years, the only meaningful thing I’ve done is care for the horse I rescued.

But now, at the age of twenty-one, the one person from both my past and present is pushing me to start living. Before I know it, I’m moving in with new friends who make me laugh. And next door is Kade Cross, the guy who wants me to love.

Kade knows that I will complicate his life, but he welcomes the challenge. He sees that I’m broken, but he doesn’t try to fix me. When he knows I’m trying to push him away, he braces for the impact.

What Kade doesn’t know is that I could have to relocate at any time. So I have to decide: is experiencing love for a short time worth the pain of losing it?
This New Adult Romance is an emotional journey through pain and healing as Shyanne decides to start living again, but never forgetting she could lose this life… just like her last one.

My Review:
Man this was a fantastic love story about a girl finally coming out of her protection shell, our character shy is put in a pretty bad situation with help from a few new buddies she meets on her journey she was able to learn to live life to the fullest and learn to love eventually.

The author out did herself with the book she did a great job at developing the characters and I found it was easy to love this book with all the characters even if it was a little unbelievable. Big ups to the author she did awesome job and keep these good books coming.

Author Bio:
Deanna Eshler
I'm a Licensed Clinical Counselor, with a masters degree, but I choose not use my degree. In 2013 I quit my job, working with foster kids and families, to stay at home with my 2 kids. That decision is one of my better ones to date.

In addition to my education in counseling, I am certified through EAGALA to provide Equestrian Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP). That training, and subsequent work using horses to help kids heal, is partially where my inspiration for Shy's story began. Watching children, and families, gain insight into their own behaviors through the horses has been an amazing process. I should mention that I'm not currently using this certification either. I like to gather information, training, titles, but I'm not big on utilizing my new skills.

I started reading, for fun, around 2007. I thank Harry Potter for showing me that escaping in a book is the best therapy. Since that time, I have read more than 500 books. This is one thing I have stayed committed to. I prefer audio books, since I can fold clothes and read at the same time, but I usually have a kindle book I'm reading simultaneously.

I decided to write my own novel when I realized there are not enough books in the New Adult genre. This is my favorite genre, thanks to Colleen Hoover and Jamie McGuire. Once I started writing Shy's story, I couldn't have stopped if I wanted to. Sometimes she would wake me in the middle of the night to tell me what the next chapter was about. Writing her story, as well as her horse's-Walker, was an emotional adventure. I hope you enjoy reading her story, as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Review: No One Like You (Barefoot William #4)

22715924No One Like You (Barefoot William #4) by Kate Angell

Publisher: Kensington, 2015
320 pages, kindle edition
Source: Purchased from Amazon
Release Date: April 28th 2015
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Sports, Adult
Links: Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon AU | Amazon UK

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
No One Expects a Curveball...

For Rylan Cates, the gloriously sunny beachside town of Barefoot William may be home, but the pro baseball player needs to focus on spring training. Hiring a personal assistant to keep him and his four dogs organized for the next eight weeks is the first step--and Beth Avery is the perfect pinch hitter.

Beth is still looking for her place in the world, and a couple months caring for Rylan's two dachshunds, his golden retriever, and a Great Dane named Atlas should shore up her finances before she moves on. Except it's Atlas who won't budge, pushing her toward tanned, scruffy, sexy Rylan every chance he gets. One more strike and she's calling the dog out--unless she and Rylan admit that the attraction they're feeling is a game-winning grand slam. . .

My Review:
Kate Angell is a phenomenal writer of this exquisite romance novel that I myself fell instantly inlove with. There is this one hot sexy famous baseball player who hires a PA to keep himself and his 4 dogs very organized, he has 2 dachshunds, a golden retriever and a very smart and cheeky Great Dane that goes by the name of Atlas. But apparently Atlas has his own agenda, which he forces the lovely, beautiful and caring Beth Avery and his own Rylan Cates together every chance he gets. Who would think to know that a Great Dane can play match maker. Beth is doing this PA for the cash before moving on but with this smart handsome Atlas trying to force her and his owner to confess their feeling for one another, her job may have gotten a little hotter than usual and very harder by the second. In the time that they are together can Beth and Rylan admit their feeling for one another? Or is Atlas’s attempts in match making fail?

Author Bio:
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I live in Beautiful Naples on the Gulf of Mexico, Florida. I love the sunshine, as well as the seasonal summer thunderstorms. I'm a morning person. I enjoy brunch. I'm an animal lover and avid reader. I laugh a lot. My birthday's in March, I'm an Aries. My favorite color is purple. My lucky number is 25. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. My office has lots of plants: bamboo, Elephant Ear, and TickleMe. I buy a fresh bouquet of flowers each week. I enjoy going to the movies. Try to read a book each week. Love museums. Can make popcorn a meal. Love Starbucks. I eat Rice Krispies for the 'snap, crackle, pop'. I spend hours at book stores. Like Saturday morning cartoons. Watch General Hospital. Favorite evening TV shows include: Castle, Supernatural, Big Bang Theory. Reality TV: Dancing With the Stars, Big Brother, Survivor. I've been fortunate to have the same editor throughout my career: the very innovative and savvy Alicia Condon. Authors I read outside romance: Carl Hiaasen, Stuart Woods (Stone Barrington series), and Richard Castle.

Author Links: Website | Facebook

Friday, June 19, 2015

Blog Tour: Beyond The Cut (Sinner's Tribe MC #2) by Sarah Castille (Excerpt + Giveaway)

Beyond The Cut (Sinner's Tribe MC #2) by Sarah Castille

Release Date: June 2nd 2015
Genre: Adult, Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon US | B&N 

She’s Holding on Tight.

As a teen, Dawn Delgado ran from a life on the streets straight into the arms of Jimmy “Mad Dog” Sanchez, a biker who promised to be her knight in shining armor. But his love was just another cage. Ten years later, Dawn is determined to start over again—and be the kind of woman, and mother, she was meant to be. Could it be that Cade “Ryder” O’Connor, a member of a rival club, is the answer to her prayers?

Will He Give Her the Ride of Her Life?

A loyal member of the Sinner’s Tribe, gritty outlaw Cade is another hard-living, hard-riding biker who’s willing to sacrifice everything that defines him—because that’s what losing the cut means. Dawn can’t deny the full-speed attraction that blazes between them, or the safety she feels in his leather-clad embrace. But will Cade’s love lead her down the road to her dreams? Or will she arrive at yet another dead end?

“I’m meeting a friend who’s seeing the deputy sheriff. Dawn . . .” Christ. He didn’t even know her last name. Par for the course. He usually didn’t care about a woman’s last name when he was buried deep inside her. Or her first name, for that matter. But Dawn wasn’t like the others and he silently berated himself for not making the effort.
“Dawn. No last name.” The receptionist lifted a manicured eyebrow in censure, and Cade scowled.
“Just make the call.”
Five minutes later, accompanied by two suspicious police officers, he walked into the intake area of the sheriff’s office. An assortment of drunks, vagrants, and a few high school girls in cuffs were seated in the waiting area. All the desks were in use, and the air was thick with the stench of unwashed bodies, old cigarettes, and pastrami.
The lead member of his entourage gestured to a desk in the corner where Dawn sat across from a cop with brown hair and the chiselled good looks of those losers on the front of men’s magazines. Cade snorted at the frickin’ gigantic shiny badge on the dude’s blue shirt, but his derision faded when the deputy met Cade’s gaze and then reached over the desk to clasp Dawn’s hand.
A growl escaped Cade’s lips. So that was the game. Bastard thought he could put his hands all over Cade’s girl.
Okay. Technically, she wasn’t his girl. But he’d slept with her, wanted to sleep with her again, and he’d had a good time with her and her kids on Sunday afternoon. Hell, he’d even missed joining Gunner and Sparky at a little pool party with Delilah and the girls from Peelers Strip Club. Now, that was something he would never live down.
His gaze still on Cade, the deputy stroked Dawn’s hand.
How fucking pathetic. Was that his idea of a challenge? Seated at his fucking desk in a collared shirt, patting Dawn’s hand? He’d give anything right now to get the deputy outside in the alley. Pansy ass would go down with one punch. Guaranteed. And the guy was an idiot if he thought he’d rile Cade up enough to risk assaulting a police officer. Not that Cade was afraid of doing time, but he had business to take care of first, and item number one was to get the deputy’s paws off his woman.
“Thought you were done with bikers,” the deputy said, loud enough for Cade to hear. Cade snorted and put more effort into thudding his boots across the tiles and rattling the chain hanging from his belt.
Let the fucking games begin.

Author Bio:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Sarah Castille, writes contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha heroes and the women who tame them. A recovering lawyer and caffeine addict, she worked and traveled abroad before trading her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home near the Canadian Rockies.

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Book Blitz: Stalker

Stalker by Clarissa Wild
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Publisher: Not available
Release Date: June 16th 2015
Genre: Erotica, Romance, Suspense
Links: Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon UK | B&N | Kobo | iBooks | Google Play

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Fuck me once, I’ll fuck you twice … then I’ll bury you.

No prison can keep me from seeking revenge. Especially when it comes to her.
She, the woman who put me in jail.
I swore that I’d come for her, to claim what belongs to me: Her life.
I’m not a good man. On the contrary, I love to be bad. It’s in my veins. Just like it’s in my veins to ruin her.
She’s an actress, pretending to be a saint, but we both know that isn’t true. One way or another, she’ll pay for what she did.
I will hunt for her. Make her fear me. Make her body mine.
Bad deeds never go unpunished … And I always go out with a bang.

WARNING: This book is a DARK ROMANCE STANDALONE – it has a non-conventional ending. This isn’t rainbow sprinkles & unicorn fluff. It’s a dark, thrilling journey of two people clashing over love, lust, and hatred. Heed the warning. Contains graphic violence, alcohol, drugs & other disturbing content.

No Cliffhanger. Stand Alone.

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I use the knife as a marker, drawing a pattern without drawing blood. Her eyes anxiously follow the tip, as if she’s trying to prepare for something. The thing is that she’ll never know when it’s coming. That look on her face, priceless. So torturous, the way she’s unraveling bit by bit … it’s like food for my soul.
Sweat trickles down her skin, and then when I let the tip puncture her skin just a tiny bit, she squeals. But I know it doesn’t hurt that much. I’ve tried this on myself plenty of times. Always have to know what the things I do to my victims feel like. Of course, the fear is taking over her sense of rationalizing. She’s letting it control her instead of experiencing it for what it is. Fear is excitement. Fear is a part of our souls. Fear makes us feel alive.
And she should be grateful that she’s still alive.
It’s all in my hands. With one slice, I could kill her right here, right now. But I don’t.
Instead, I lean in and suckle the blood off her skin, kissing her softly, letting my tongue slide all across her belly.
She squirms underneath me; her body arches to meet my mouth, but her mind is still focusing on the fear.
“Stop thinking, Vanessa,” I say. “It’s not doing you any good right now.”
“What are you doing?” she asks.
“What does it look like?” I say, ripping off her skirt so I can see her pretty pussy. “I’m enjoying you to the fullest.”
“By sucking my blood?”
I frown, waving the knife in the air. “You know, you should really consider the fact that I could’ve killed you already. You might want to think about that as I gorge myself on your pussy.”
She swallows. “What’s to say that you won’t kill me now?”
I smile. “I just like seeing the fear in your eyes, Princess. Nothing more.” I bring the knife to my mouth and lick the blade. I can taste her blood, and my own, as the sharpness cuts through my own flesh, but I don’t care. I’m lost in ecstasy, living on the edge, wanting to jump off with her.
She shivers, her lips quivering as I bring the knife down to her face. “C’mon sweet cheeks, smile for me,” I say.

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The right side of her lip curls up into a fake smile, which does not move me even one bit. Damn her; normally, she’s as fake as can be, able to perform without flaw, and now real emotions suddenly overcome her?
Fuck her.
I ram the knife into the table next to her head, causing her to close her eyes. “Look at me,” I say. “Open your eyes, Princess.”
They peel open slowly. “Please … Phoenix.”
“Please what? You don’t like it when I want to lick the blood from your skin? You should be flattered.”
She shakes her head.
“I don’t fucking believe you,” I snap, grabbing her pussy with one hand, which makes her jolt up. “I bet this pussy here will tell me the truth.”
“No,” she says, still shaking.
“What are you so afraid of?” I muse. “This knife? Blood? Pain? Death? What?”
The way she says it, without any doubt, takes me by surprise, and for a moment, I don’t know what to say. I thought she’d say pain, or even death, but instead, she says something that causes my heart to shrivel up and die. At least, it feels like that. Like my heart is burning a hole in her chest. That or her eyes. Either way, I’m fucked now. I started feeling something I shouldn’t have.
I lean in to look her in the eyes. “Can’t you feel the excitement rushing through your body? The adrenaline pumping through your veins? Isn’t it so much better than the lifeless statue-like doll you’ve been these past few years?”
“I …” she stutters. “I don’t know.”
“Your heart does. And so does your pussy.” I slide my fingers along her slit, which is already warm and wet. “It craves the thrill. You crave life. Real life. Not the fake kind. The kind that could get you killed,” I whisper close to her ear. “And I’m gonna give it to you.”
I back away, leaving her eyes full of fear and doubt as I stand up straight and focus my attention on her pussy. It’s all I know, all I can think of that will make her submit. That will make her stop thinking about all the things she thinks she wants and focus on the things she really desires. Me.
It’s always been me.
She doesn’t have to say it. I can see it in her eyes. I can taste it in her fear.
She wants me … and I’m going to give her everything I have.

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Author Bio:
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Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. Her novels include the Fierce Series, the Delirious Series, and Stalker. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire's Bet series, and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.

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ARC: The Cinderella Princess (Royal Holiday #1)

25257662The Cinderella Princess (Royal Holiday #1) by Melissa McClone
Publisher: Tule Publishing, 2015
163 pages, kindle edition
Source: Netgalley
Release Date: March 31st 2015
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Chick-Lit
Links: Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon AU | Amazon UK

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Thanks to a philandering father, ad exec Emily Rodgers knows happily ever after doesn’t exist. Relying on a man only leads to heartache. She takes care of herself, and work defines her life. But Emily soon finds herself in the hands of a real-life prince who defines the words charming and sexy. Not to mention reckless. If Prince Lucas doesn’t find a royal bride, Emily’s dream of being named a partner at the advertising firm will die.

Luc’s fun-loving ways have made him a magnet for scandal. His father gives Luc an ultimatum—find a wife on a reality TV show or be disowned. Rules require him to marry nobility, but after he meets the uptight American sent to find him find a princess bride, his search for Cinderella might be over. Too bad Emily wants nothing to do with him. Perhaps he can show her that fairytale endings can happen in real life…

My Review:
The last thing Emily’s to do list was to leave the country to have to babysit a reckless royal. Prince Lucas Alexander Leopold Casimir Von Rexburg is in a reality tv show is to find a wife or he will be disowned by his own family. Emily has been given a job to get the show back on track and in perfect line of the schedule to find more princesses who are very willing to marry to always partying an out of control prince.

Emily spends more time with Prince Lucas and she sees that he is not what the tabloids and news make him say he is to be, she sees a very different prince and he is very caring and very considerate of others. But he is also one of the sexiest men Emily has laid her eyes upon, Emily is not here looking for a man she is just there to do her job and get back home to the states where she is promised a promotion with her company. She has never believed in HEA, she has seen it firsthand what loving someone does to you when they decided to leave you.

Author Bio:
Melissa grew up a fan of fairy tales and “happily ever afters”, but she had never read a category romance until her senior year of high school. Her A.P. English teacher, Mrs. Cooper, had the class study genre fiction and assigned each student a Harlequin Romance to read. Melissa’s story was set in the Canary Islands and she was hooked!

After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in mechanical engineering, she analyzed engine performance in Phoenix, Arizona, and read romances novels in her spare time. One day, she decided to write her own, but soon realized how little she knew about writing romances. She joined Romance Writers of America and started the long process of learning to write. A job change took her to San Francisco where she wrote during lunchtime and after work.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Blog Tour: Dancing To An Irish Reel by Clarie Fullerton (Review + Giveaway)

Dancing To An Irish Reel by Claire Fullerton

Release Date: March 6th 2015
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
Links: Goodreads | Amazon US | B&N

On sabbatical from her job in the LA record business, twenty five year old Hailey Crossan takes a trip to Ireland for the vacation of a lifetime. What she finds is a job offer too good to turn down.

But her new life in Ireland comes with one major complication—Liam Hennessey. He’s a famous Irish musician whose entire live has revolved around performing. And Hailey falls in love with him. Because Liam’s not so sure love can fit into his life, he’s afraid to come closer, but neither can he bring himself to go away.

And so begins Hailey’s journey to a colorful land that changes her life, unites her with friends more colorful than the Irish landscape, and teaches her more about love than she’s ever known before.

My Review:
this book a was such a delight to read and it was more like a diary but truth be told it’s a beautiful love song to the land it’s people, culture and their beautiful language of the western Ireland. This author has captured the space and subtlety of the amazing Irish people in the patterns of their language.

The characters in this book we written beautifully with spunk and quirkiness along with uniqueness, this story follows Hailey the young American she navigates an on/off relationship with this Irish musician who is struggling with the meaning and inference of falling in love.

This crafted full description of the settings of Ireland both with its natural and man-made are very vivid you kind of feel as if you are there sitting in the village pub listening to the traditional Irish music with the characters.

Author Bio:

Claire Fullerton is the author of Paranormal Mystery, “A Portal in Time,” set in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California (Vinspire Publishing) and “Dancing to an Irish Reel,” Fiction, set in Connemara, Ireland, (Vinspire Publishing.) She is a three time award winning essayist, a former newspaper columnist, a contributor to magazines, and a four time contributor to the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series. Claire hails from Memphis,TN and now lives in Malibu, CA. Currently, Claire is writing her third novel, which is based on her award winning essay in the 2013 San Francisco Writer’s Conference.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Cover Reveal: Loving Red (Loving Red #1)

Loving Red (Loving Red #1) by Alisha Costanzo

Publisher: Not available yet
Release Date: September 9th 2015
Genre: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Links: Goodreads | Preorder

For Sergeant Severins Bouvier, silence means tactical planning and a large death toll, and he can’t shake how danger threatens him on the beaches of Miami, especially after seeing one of his associates in a local sandwich shop. Worse, the enemy seems fascinated with the woman he can’t stop thinking about—a woman determined not to trust him.

Everything about Sev crashes through Kaia’s carefully placed boundaries, traps, and avoidances. Regardless of her lack of interest in the majority of men, the ones that did catch her off guard left a lot of collateral damage. Who better than a soldier to understand that?

The problem is that she trusts him. Just not with her heart.

Author Bio:

Alisha Costanzo is from a Syracuse suburb. She earned her MFA in creative writing from the University of Central Oklahoma, where she currently teaches English. She’s the author of BLOOD PHOENIX: REBIRTH and BLOOD PHOENIX: CLAIMED, and co-editor of DISTORTED. LOVING RED, a Broken World novel, is undergoing serious edits for its 2015 release. In the meantime, she will continue to corrupt young minds, rant about the government, and daydream about her all around nasty creatures.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Review: Thrasher

25321555Thrasher by K.S. Smith

Publisher: K.S. Smith, 2015
185 pages, kindle edition
Source: Purchased from Amazon
Release Date: April 28th 2015
Genre: New Adult, Romance

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Brianna Hamilton wants for nothing, especially her pick of gorgeous men. But one night when an unexpected turn of events unfolds, she collides with Duke Thrasher, and there is no denying that she is going to fall hard, and fast.

Duke Thrasher has boundaries that he does not cross, keeping his personal life separate from his work. But when Brianna Hamilton enters his life the lines begin to blur. 

Can Duke keep Brianna shielded from his line of duty or will his job destroy them?


My Review:
Thrasher is the first book I have read by this amazing talented author and I absolutely loved every single word and second reading this book. I thought it was a match made in heaven even though it was a quick easy breezy read and flows like magic, I was pulled in from the first word and this story connects you with the characters Duke Thrasher the hot super sexy alpha ex-marine that is loyal and protective to the core and Brianna Hamilton pretty gorgeous humble female that just wants to be free and live her life and not have to live under her patents rules but who also like meddle in her afairs. When it was over I wanted and still needed more from these amazing characters.

Author Bio:
K.S.  Smith
K.S. Smith was born and raised in sunny Tampa, Florida where she grew up with a love of the beach and great books.

When she isn't behind a computer screen writing you will most likely find her with her nose stuck in a book, devoting her time to our U.S. Military through her involvement with her families not for profit organization, Marine Families or simply enjoying the quality time of her family and friends.

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