Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Excerpt Reveal ~ Ground Rules Undone by Roya Carmen


We are delighted to share with you the excerpt reveal from The Ground Rules:Undone, the anticipated conclusion to The Ground Rules Trilogy by Roya Carmen.

Book Description:




The Ground Rules were impossible to follow. It was hard not to become completely consumed by the beautiful and enigmatic Weston Hanson. The heart of a romantic was not fit for this kind of exchange. So, when it ended, I was shattered, but it was all for the better…or so we thought.

The Ground Rules were rewritten, and then bent. We lied to ourselves. We told ourselves we could handle this. Not a single one of us realized just how big this was...just how devastating it could become.

And now, there are no Rules.

Lust… infatuation…blinds you. It can tear everything apart. But sometimes, life needs to be completely torn apart before it can be mended – not just cracked at the edges, but utterly shattered, before you can truly see the mess you’ve become.

I love them both, but I can’t have them both. While one pulls me in, the other pushes me away. And when both eventually open their hearts, I must make the hardest decision of my life.

And now there are no Rules. We are Undone.

Pre-Order Links:



The Ground Rules #1


The Ground Rules Rewritten #2





Excerpt:

Gabe takes my hand in his. “We’ve had a great week, haven’t we,” he says. “I’m so glad we did this.”
I swallow the lump in my throat. “Me too,” I say, looking up at him. I sit up and press myself close against the length of his body, smothering him. I want to get as close as I can. I press my lips against his.
The sound of his laughter vibrates against my mouth. “You’re a frisky little bunny this week,” he breathes. “I like it when you can’t get enough of me.”
My hands are already working the tie of his checkered lounging pants. “I want to make love tonight,” I whisper against his ear. And as I explore further, I see he’s already willing and able.
He toys with the thin strap of my silk nightie. “What the Mrs. Keates wants… she gets.”
He trails his finger along the embroidered flowers lining the neckline of my slip. “This is nice,” he whispers. “It’s almost a shame to take it off.”
I smile. “But I want you to.”
He drags his hand to the hem and slides it up against my thigh. “Me too. I absolutely want you naked,” he says with a cheeky smirk.
He pulls the nightie over my head. The sensation of the smooth silk is heavenly against my skin. He pulls me to him and takes my breast in his mouth. He’s gentle tonight. I feel my body warm at the feel of his wet tongue on me. I close my eyes and bury my face in his soft hair.
Familiarity is a wicked bitch – it makes you forget what you really love. I’d forgotten how much I desire him. I’ve taken him for granted.
I had forgotten the feel of him, the soft curls wrapping around my fingers when I rake my hands through his hair, the soft hair on his forearms, the smoothness of his skin, the feel of his hips pressing against the inside of my thighs, the sheer size of him as his length fills me deep.
He pulls me under him in one swift move and stares straight into my eyes. But he can’t see what’s really there – all the secrets I’ve hidden from him. I pull him close, not wanting to look into his eyes. His mouth tugs at my ear softly, his hands slide up my legs… he’s being playful. I take in every detail of him with my hands… of this last time.
He tugs my panties down and plants a kiss just above my hip bone, where his name is etched on my skin.
When he makes his way back up to me, I reach again for his pants and free him.
Tucked in under the cozy quilt, his naked body finally presses against mine.
He kisses me as he sinks into me gently. The old rustic wrought-iron bed clanks against the wall and squeaks, despite the fact that he’s being very gentle. We smile at the sound, his grin pressed against mine.
I relish the feel of him against me, and I try not to think too much. This might be our last time. After all these years, my soul mate and I might be torn apart. I can’t imagine not seeing him every day, not waking up next to him, not being able to joke around with him like we do so often, and not being able to play…
I push his body away from mine gently, my hand pressed on his stomach. “I want to see you.” I want to see his beautiful body pressing against me. The contrast of his ink-covered dark olive skin against my ivory snow white flesh is so erotic.
I take a mental photograph of him, of every detail. Because I know this is the last time I’ll get a chance to appreciate this view.
He presses down against me again and stills. “I’m sorry… we need to stop,” he breathes against my ear. “I don’t know what’s wrong with me tonight… you drive me crazy.”
“Please... don’t,” I breathe. I don’t need to climax. I don’t care about that tonight.
All I want is to make love to him one last time.


About the Author:

Mom, writer, book junkie, doodle addict and hopeless romantic. I have been writing for over ten years, finding my passion for romance in 2008. When I'm not spending time with my family, I enjoy reading, painting, and writing - there is nothing I enjoy more than sitting down at my laptop and making up my own stories - and if those stories should include beautiful men, a little romance, and a few steamy scenes, all the better!

I write contemporary and erotic romance under the pen name Roya Carmen.

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Release Day Blitz & Giveaway ~ Feel (Sovereign Series #3) by BJ Harvey


Title: FEEL, Sovereign Part 3
Author: B.J. Harvey
Publication Date: February 10, 2016

Genre: Erotic Romance Serial

Book Description:


I’m in love with two men. One came crashing into my life like a whirlwind, equal parts thrill and destruction. The other is like a calm sea, weathering the storm with me, offering me comfort and stability and promising to fight for me until the bitter end. 

I have to make a decision. Who do I choose? 

Barrett Matthews is a force to be reckoned with, and he has made it his mission to win me over. 

Aiden Lawrence has had a piece of my heart from the very beginning and has never let me down. 

Both men can make me happy; both men can keep me safe. 

In the end, my heart will break whoever I choose. 

My only hope is that I can survive the decision I make. 

The third and final installment of the Sovereign romance serial series by USA Today Bestselling Author BJ Harvey. 

**Must be read in order after Touch and Taste**




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Other Books in Series:


Touch, Sovereign Book 1

It started on a plane, a first class connection that spilled over into a lustful date on a rooftop.

She's very open, he's intriguingly mysterious with wicked intentions, all of which she wants directed her way. 

Can she trust that feeling of heady lust that leaves her aching for his touch, or is there more to it when it comes to Barrett "Bullseye" Matthews.

Touch is part one of a new three part romance serial from USA Today Bestselling Author B.J. Harvey. 


Taste (part two) is due for release January 2016 with the conclusion, Feel (part three) being released Late January/Early February 2016.



Taste, Sovereign Part 2

He came, he saw, he almost conquered, but she had the last laugh – or did she?

Back home in Seattle, Alyssa Jacobs - haunted by the thought of what could’ve been – buries herself in her work and finds herself realizing that she had what she wanted all along.

Then, as if right on cue, Barrett Matthews storms back into her life, muddling her mind and teasing her heart, determined to win her over.

Unable to trust him with anything other than her body, she vows to protect herself and what she has now discovered is her biggest vulnerability.

What happens when the tables are turned and the hunted becomes the hunter? And with deception and greed taking center stage, where will Alyssa turn in her time of need?


About the Author:



BJ Harvey is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Bliss Series. She writes contemporary romance, romantic comedy, and romantic suspense.

An avid music fan, you will always find her with headphones on while writing, and the speakers blaring the rest of the time. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful girls, and when she’s not writing – she’s reading.
BJ resides with her family in what she considers the best country in the world—New Zealand.

She describes her writing as a little swoon, a lot of heat, a bit of drama and a whole lot of love.

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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Release Day Blitz, Excerpt & Review ~ Legend (Real #6) by Katy Evans



Meet Maverick “The Avenger” Cage in Legend, the newest stand alone in the REAL series releasing February 9th!

Book Description:



Maverick “the Avenger” Cage wants to rise to the top and become a legend in the ring. Though he keeps his identity well guarded, he's known on the fighting circuit as the new kid with a chip on his shoulder and a tattoo on his back that marks him as trouble. He's got a personal score to settle with the Underground's one and only Remington "Riptide" Tate.


As Mav trains, he meets a young girl—the only other new person in the town--and sparks fly. When things get heated between them, he finds out she's none other than Reese Dumas, the cousin of Remington Tate’s wife. A girl who's supposed to root against him and a girl he's supposed to stay away from. 


But Maverick fights for the woman in his heart, and the monsters in his blood. The world’s eyes are on them and the victor will go down in history as the ultimate fighting champion; the ultimate LEGEND. 


* LEGEND is the 6th and final installment of the REAL series, but it can also be read as standalone or after the three Remington and Brooke books (Real/Mine/Remy.)



Buy Links:

Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.to/1Sx6rmL
B&N Paperback: bit.ly/LegendBN
IndieBound: bit.ly/LegendIB



Excerpt:

At Tate’s corner, outside the ropes, his coach whistles. “You two get some headgear on. Stat.”
Tate’s lips curl rebelliously, and he looks at me with challenge in his eyes.
I smile back, a feral curl of my lips.
We tap gloves.
No headgear.
I jab. He swings his arm, blocks the hit, leaps back, and I jab again, blocked again.
We space apart and jump in place, shaking our shoulders, loosening up. I pull my gloves back up, narrow my eyes, and he asks, “You think you’re the shit because you’re fast and strong? I got news for you. I’m faster, I’m stronger, and I’m disciplined. Your coach isn’t doing you any favors.”
“He’s in my corner, and that’s enough for me.”
He swings, I duck fast and come up behind him. He straightens and faces me again. “If you settle for that, then you should settle for second place.”
“What the fuck. You want me to win?”
“I want a good fight. I like keeping things real. Reminds me I’m a man. Mortal.”
“I want to be a legend. Legends never die. Even if they die alone.”
He swings again, and I duck, come up, and jab three times.
He blocks repeatedly, then hooks with his right; I deflect. He grins and jabs again. I block, then I duck before he puts me up against the ropes, and I head back to center. He follows.
“To be a legend you need to fall seven times, get up eight,” he says.
I remember a final a few years ago when my father kicked Tate to a pulp. “Or not fall at all.”
He backs up his arm and then smacks the smirk right off me. “Before you stop falling, you need to embrace the fact that you’re going to hit the ground.”
I clean the blood from my mouth, glowering.
We take positions again, and he watches me as if waiting for my next move as we start dancing around, jumping, waiting for the other to strike.
“Do you want the headgear now?”
I lunge and start hitting, and he blocks, deflects, blocks. “Fuck you,” I grit out.
“Getting angry doesn’t help. You control the anger, not let it control you.”
I want to prove him wrong; I loop out my arm and aim for his head.
He ducks and hooks, his knuckles cracking into my jaw. I spurt blood and bounce against the ropes.
I shake my head, wipe the blood away, grit my teeth and straighten, narrowing my eyes. “My turn,” I growl, and I swing. My fist connects: a kidney punch.
He blocks my next hit, frowning in thought. “You’re cocky for someone who just lost yesterday.”
He jabs.
I dive my upper body to the side, evading. “You got to play it to become it.”
“I’m the champion, not you.”
“You won’t live forever, champ.”
He jabs three times, then leaps back, flexes his arm and looks at it.
“Muscle memory. You hit enough times, you fight on instinct; part of your brain works on your assault, the other is focused on the other’s assault. Let your muscle memory work for you and consciously stay focused on your opponent’s eyes.”
I laugh mockingly. “I don’t need your pointers.”
“Go back home to daddy, then.”
“When I’m finished with you.” I punch him, then raise my left hook and connect hard enough to stun him.
He raises his head, shakes it to clear it, and wipes blood from his nose. I catch my breath, satisfied I got some blood. At least I won’t be the only one with an ice pack tonight.
He sees the blood on his arm and looks at me, impressed.
“TIME!” his coach yells out from the corner. “You two won’t have shit for the fight if you keep up this nonsense.”
Tate grins at him, then turns back and glowers at me. “You get enough?”
“Barely warming up here.” I squint the blood out of one eye and raise my gloves. “Come get it, Riptide,” I growl.


Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***




“I want to be a legend. Legends never die. Even if they die alone.”


The Real series has been one of my favourites since the very beginning, sometimes authors have that knack of embedding their characters into your heart and soul and Remington “Riptide” Tate was one of them for me and he has been at the top of the list ever since. So, knowing that this is the last one was bittersweet, while I appreciate that every story has to have an end, sometimes you just don’t want them to and that was definitely the case here. However, as endings go, Katy Evans delivers with a flourish, this was the perfect ending and it is not often I can say that hand on heart. While this is most definitely Maverick’s story, the part that Remy plays is pivotal and totally encompasses the selfless man that he has become, it truly was perfect.

Maverick Cage is an enigma, at the very beginning when this character is introduced your curiosity is piqued. It is obvious he has a sorry story to tell but with every door that is closed in his face he doesn’t lose hope, if anything, it makes him stronger and more determined. Maverick Cage is a scrapper, he doesn’t give up, he is tenacious, extremely focused, he is a marked man, but he doesn’t let this define him…he is just Maverick Cage. The same Maverick Cage that wants to become a Legend in the ring, the same Maverick Cage that has one man to beat to get there…his arch nemesis Remington “Riptide” Tate. He may be a novice, but he has the heart and soul to get him to the top, if only someone would give him a chance.


“All it takes is a match to light a fire, and He. Is. The match.”


Reese Dumas is Brooke’s cousin and has come to work for the Tate’s as a part time nanny. Determined to leave the old “Reese” behind she takes on this challenge with both hands. Thinking that she is in love with her best friend, a best friend that has never seen her that way, she wants to reinvent herself and the first step is to get fit, the first stop is the gym.


“And still I think of that nice girl who doesn’t want to be nice. A girl who wants to be unforgettable and doesn’t realize, she already is.”


Reese was a beautiful character inside and out, just like her cousin. She is beautiful, but she doesn’t see it, she is quiet, a bit introverted and is loving and loyal. All these traits lead her to help the man in the hoodie that couldn’t get into the gym… “He’s with me” is the beginning of their epic tale.


“I came here to find myself. And I think I did. And I also found…you.”


Katy Evans brings to life Maverick “The Avenger” Cage, a literal tale of rags to riches but that borne from a man that had a point to make, his tale to tell. A man that had the focus, courage and determination to prove that he is bigger and better than their misguided blanket beliefs, a man that had a heart a gold despite the tattoo on his back. But together with this tale of David and Goliath is a beautiful and swoon worthy romance, a story that will have you championing for them to succeed, from allegiances to fist bumps this story will have you tearing up, smiling but most of all falling in love with Katy Evans’s writing all over again.


“That’s our real fight. The one that lasts a lifetime. The hardest to win. You win that, a fight like tomorrow’s is a piece of cake.”


I don’t want to ruin this for anyone so I will just leave it here, as I said above, for an ending it was perfect, it totally encompasses everything that this series has been about. Friendships, loyalty, good vs evil, love, overcoming the odds, self-belief and to see past your flaws and to embrace your strengths. Be the person you always wanted to be, not the person that people expect. This was a beautiful story and a fitting ending to a truly epic series and it will be a series that will have a permanent place in my heart and on my book shelf. Katy Evans, I applaud you once again, thank you for Remy and the gang.

And I don't want the world to see me…'Cause I don't think that they'd understand…When everything's made to be broken…I just want you to know who I am…We see you, we know you, we love you…Remington “Riptide” Tate.


“The honor was mine.”



Other Books in the Series:

Real (Book One) The Real Series

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Mine (Book Two) The Real Series

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1zmq1cT


Remy (Book Three) The Real Series

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1ynVnBv


Rogue (Book Four) The Real Series

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1wvpqI6


Ripped (Book Five) The Real Series

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/11X9CAG

About the Author:


Hey! I’m Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I’m married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I’d love to hear from you!

Email: authorkatyevans@gmail.com

Release Day Blitz ~ Stark After Dark: A Stark Ever After Anthology by J Kenner


STARK AFTER DARK: Take Me, Have Me, Play My Game, Seduce Me
By J Kenner
Publisher: Bantam 
Publication Date: February 9, 2016

Sold by: Random House LLC

Book Description:



What happens after she says “yes”? Together in one riveting eBook, these four novellas—Take Me, Have Me, Play My Game, and Seduce Me—continue the story of billionaire Damien Stark and his fiancĂ©e, Nikki Fairchild, from J. Kenner’s Stark Trilogy: Release Me, Claim Me, and Complete Me. Following the happy couple from their steamy engagement into wedded bliss, this addictive collection is perfect for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You. 

I’ve long dreamed of my fairy-tale wedding, but it wasn’t until I met Damien Stark—who captured me with his kisses and undid me with his touch—that I began to believe it was my destiny. Though we both carry secrets and scars, our shared passion heals us, binding us together. We have surrendered to each other completely, and our mutual ecstasy is the brightest light in my life. 

But darkness still snakes through the cracks in our armor. Ghosts from our past have moved in, bringing fresh pain that cuts deep and threatens to destroy everything we hold dear. 

Damien is my anchor to this world, and I am his. But if we are going to keep each other, we have to fight the shadows of our pasts to move forward into our future. 



“Kenner may very well have cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.”—RT Book Reviews

“J. Kenner has written a sensually seductive storyline that catches your imagination. . . . [Release Me] will suck you in from the very start.”—The Reading Cafe

“[A] sexy and exciting ride.”—Fresh Fiction, on Claim Me

“[An] immensely satisfying series . . . The roller coaster events of Complete Me give this novel a page-turning quality.”—Heroes and Heartbreakers

Buy Links:

Google Play - http://bit.ly/1ZaUiHb

About the Author:



J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres. 

Though known primarily for her award-winning and internationally bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 internationally, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, "chicklit" suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal mommy lit. 

JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a "flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations" and by RT Bookclub for having "cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swopn for him." A four time finalist for Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy).