Sunday, 31 August 2014

Review ~ Rival (Fall Away #2) by Penelope Douglas

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 Stars

**ARC received via publisher from NetGalley **

“Nothing that happens on the surface of the sea can alter the calm of its depths.”

I loved Bully and Until You and have been itching for this one to be released. This is Madoc’s story, you know, Jared’s best friend and side kick, Mr Cocky, Mr Jack The Lad, Mr Comedian, Mr Player…so many sides to Madoc, but is this just a fa├žade? Who is Madoc Caruthers…really?

“That’s what makes Madoc a good kid, Fallon. He picks up the pieces.”

Madoc is a truly beautiful person, inside and out and he is totally misunderstood. The brave front that he puts on covers up a multitude of feelings that Madoc never shares, not even to his best friends. He is lonely, he feels unloved, and he lacks parental guidance and just feels that his parents are never there for him. They put their lives, marriages, divorces, mistresses and work before him and he just feels like a spare part, albeit a privileged spare part. Wealth though does not make up for emotions, money may make you rich but time, love, relationships and understanding make you richer.

“Sure, I’d spun out for a few weeks after getting to South Bend, but then I zoned in on soccer and my friends. I was fine. And yeah, I’d gone AWOL on my friends. And sure, I’d barely laughed since being here, but I was still handsome like nobody’s business. That worked for me.”

His step-mother has a daughter called Fallon, she is a Goth type person with tattoo’s and piercings, wears black and likes to be anonymous, she is a skate boarder and she keeps a very low profile. She also has issues. Her mother marries for money and her father is some shady character that is high up the ladder in criminal activities who keeps her at arm’s length for protection; however he is always there for her when she needs him. So you can see she too has a very unconventional life.

Madoc and Fallon may go to the same school but they couldn’t be more worlds apart. We all know how great Penelope Douglas is at writing that love/hate drama and angst and this book is no different, however, in this book it definitely ramps up a notch, in more ways than one. This book is high on drama and angst, is incredibly steamy, lots of angry sex, romantic sex, make up sex, sex in the rain, sex on a car, well you get the picture. A kind of forbidden love that never crosses the line, but an intricately woven beautiful love story that shows the best side of two totally misunderstood people that have been totally neglected and hoodwinked by people they should be able to trust. It is that classic “I love to hate you yet I hate that I love you” scenario one that Penelope Douglas mastered in Bully and Until You, but way surpasses in Rival.

This book starts when Madoc and Fallon are sixteen and quickly fast forwards two years. Fallon is no longer on the scene and has been shipped off to boarding school. Fallon comes back during one of the holidays and old feelings and the past is raked up and slowly but surely what happened two years ago is slowly revealed throughout the book. It is this story that reveals a totally different side to Madoc, a side he never lets anyone see, only Fallon. He took a chance with Fallon, he let her in, he let her see the real Madoc Caruthers, it was real, he felt it, and he knew it, so why did she leave?

“You’re going to ruin me, Fallon.”
No more than you ruined me.


The writing style of this book is fantastic; it pulls you in from the first word and does not leave until the end. The characters are beautifully developed and you cannot help but fall in love with both of them. Penelope Douglas has that knack of submersing you into the storyline so that you live and breathe it, your heart races, your head hurts, you feel the pain, you laugh, you swoon, you cry, you will feel like you have been on an emotional rollercoaster, but then there is always that immense feeling of relief when it suddenly starts to slow and all becomes right in the world. Karma is a b**ch and Jason Caruthers certainly married one, the best part…Jax “taking one” for the team. Best…Twist…Ever, you will just have to read and find out!!

Jared and Tate are present in this book throughout so it was great to catch up with them and see how their relationship is faring. Jax is also another enigma that makes his presence felt throughout this book and I cannot wait for his story. He is one guarded, complex and intriguing character and you just know that his story is going to be explosive. I have my theories…I will just have to wait and see!

If you haven’t read this series, I highly recommend it. Penelope Douglas’s writing just gets better and better and I for one cannot wait to see what she has up her sleeve next.

“My little rival. You think I can’t rise to the occasion in this game?”

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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Blog Tour ~ Excerpt & Teasers ~ A Whole New Crowd by Tijan


TITLE: A WHOLE NEW CROWD
AUTHOR: TIJAN
GENRE: YA
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 18, 2014

Book Description:

Taryn grew up in a different world. Her boyfriend was a criminal. His older brother was part of a gang. They weren't great people, but they were her family. Then everything changes when she's sent to a new family in the neighbouring town. New family. New friends. A new world. She's elated. This is her chance for a new beginning, but secrets start being revealed and Taryn learns her new life has some ties to her old one, ties that she's not happy about. Her new family might not have been the lucky break she thought she had.


Teasers:

Then he nodded. “Congratulations.”
“On what?”
“You earned their respect.”
I snorted. “I don’t care.”
“I know.” A smile teased at the corners of his lips. “They saw that too and because of that, they fear you now.”


Excerpt:
 
I hit the punching bag. They lied to me. It barely moved so I hit it again. They didn’t care that they lied. I gritted my teeth. My fist tightened and I rolled my shoulder back, lifted my wrist again, and bent forward into the stance. One foot was in front, the other behind, and I was on my toes. I was ready to switch them, jab back and forth, and bounce back as the bag should’ve been swinging to me.
Nothing.
With a deep growl, I hit it as hard as I could. It moved an inch.
“You’re using your arm.”
“Duh.” I didn’t look as Tray came into the room. He left the lights off, and the only light on was the small lamp positioned over the punching bag. Sweat rolled down my back and I’d lost my shirt long ago. Standing in my black sports bra and a pair of boy shorts, I felt fine. I was heated, but not overheated with the air conditioner in the room.
He circled around. I glanced down, saw he had kicked his shoes off as well. After another moment of studying me, he took his shirt off too. He tossed it to the corner, then tilted his head to the side, and his hazel eyes narrowed at me. A slight smirk lifted the corners of his lips. As he stood there, his muscles clenched. His chest lifted and he breathed in, his stomach muscles clenched in and then out. There was hardly an ounce of fat on him.
We’d been sharing a bed for two months now, but as I drank him in, it was as if I was seeing him for the first time. Hunger and lust slammed into me. My mouth opened and I swallowed. Where the hell had this come from?
His smirk widened and he gestured to my arm. “Use your shoulder. Hit with your body, not your arm. Your strength comes from your core. The hand is the weapon.”
“I want to bone you right now.” I frowned. “Why?”
“Because you’re working out. Because your adrenalin is pumping.” His hand gestured from his chest to his stomach. “Because I’m a prime specimen.”
I snorted. “You don’t need to work on that confidence. Your arrogance just sucked all the oxygen out of the room to inflate your ego.”
Our Review:
 
**ARC received for honest review**

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 Stars
 
“I belonged in the criminal crowd, not this one. It was A Whole New Crowd.”

Taryn has had a crap life, lives on the wrong side of town, has been through the foster system, pushed from crap family to crap family and was in with the wrong crowd. She was your resident bad girl but she was extremely good at what she did. Her life revolved around the two constants in her life Brian and Jace. These two were brothers but had taken Taryn under their wing. Brian was her boyfriend, typical bad boy, but the mysterious and intriguing Jace was the one “pulling the criminal strings.”

One day Taryn is stunned when is told that a family have come forward that want to adopt her, being that she is only months away from her eighteenth birthday this seems strange but wanting something that she has never had Taryn goes but her only regret is leaving Brian and Jace behind.

Taryn now has a new family, a new home, a new school and A Whole New Crowd to contend with. Going from the wrong side of town to the affluent part Taryn is suddenly surrounded by rich, trust fund babies that think that the world or daddy owes them a living. A culture shock for sure, but Taryn takes it at face value, she wants to leave her old life behind and try to make something of herself, she will keep herself to herself and take it from there.

There are a lot of things about the change in Taryn’s circumstances that do not ring true and it is not long before her past crosses paths with her present. We are all aware that things are not always as they seem and this story is no different. It seems her past is well and truly intertwined with her present, can they be untangled and what will be the consequences?

“There’s a lot of people who hide their true shit better than others.”

This book is fast paced and action packed in true Tijan style. My only negative is that in places it seemed rushed, especially at the end. But, with two broken and ballsy characters, Taryn and Tray you knew it was going to have fireworks. These two really did find themselves in this book. Tray going from one extreme to another when finally realising he had met his match in Taryn in more ways than one. Despite her connection to Brian she cannot deny the chemistry and draw that she has to Tray. These two were soul mates and with the journey that these two had in front of them, they were going to need that connection in more ways than one.

“And later, as he slid inside of me, and our hands were clasped together, I had a feeling I wouldn’t have to worry about that again. I had found my soul mate.”

This book will keep you guessing from one minute to the next, especially in the last 20% when the truth finally unravels. Everything you thought you knew will blow up in your face and it will definitely be a case of OMG really??? Tijan definitely has her “writing formula” and sticks to it, but each story is unique in it’s own way. This one is by far her most complex book, there is suspense, mystery and intrigue interwoven in this plot and one the carries through right till the very end. It will keep you guessing that’s for sure.

This was a read that I enjoyed, it wasn’t a WOW book but definitely had the potential. Taryn could be a tad annoying at times but you forgave her easily. You could not help but champion her, she was individual, edgy, ballsy and unique, she told it how it was and had no fear at all. In short, you couldn’t help but love her.

I can’t wait to see where this series is going, there are so many intriguing characters in this book that I can see A Whole New Crowd series having a lot of legs going forward. I will be reading for sure.

“I won’t change,” I rasped out.
“Neither will I.”
We were both assholes. That had been established.”

 
 
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Tijan started writing later in life, after she had already graduated college with a different direction in mind and a different degree under her belt. Hitting the brakes on that path, she taught herself how to write a good book and began posting at sites such as Fictionpress, along with Wattpad. After receiving such encouraging messages from readers, she self-published Fallen Crest High and has continued throughout the year. She continues to keep writing NA books!

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Friday, 29 August 2014

Friday Frights ~ PNR Reviews ~ The Witches Vampire (Mystery Springs 1) by Jami Brumfield

Reviewed by Shirley ~ 4.5 Stars 

I gave this book a well-deserved 4.5 stars. It is a superb story, giving vampire romance a new slant and I can see an intriguing series in the making. Sophie Waters is a twenty-one year old medical student who is following her dream of becoming a doctor and going into research, but all was put on hold when her mother was diagnosed with cancer and became extremely ill. Sophie came home to care for her and a heart breaking year later, her mother succumbed to the disease. Reeling from the shock of her death her father told her something that turned her world and everything she knew upside down, she was a witch by birth. Her mother had bound her powers so that she could have a normal human life as much as possible but now that had to end and that she had to give up her dreams of going away to study and to stay in Mystery Springs and to take over from her mother and become their witch doctor. Realizing that she had been lied to all her life, angry and upset she leaves the house and finds herself at the local nightclub which is run by a vampire.

Giovanni Mancuso an over a century old vampire is the owner of the club and considered royalty in the vampire world happens to spot Sophie and feels drawn to her. She intrigued him this green-eyed vixen. Trying to make his way over to her, he sees her being dragged out of the club by a stranger to his club and follows to see if he could be of any help to Sophie. After confronting the man who happens to be a Nephilim, an enemy of the vampire world, he finds out that he is asking Sophie for help in healing his sister. Deciding that they all go back to Sophie's house to discuss this more it was here that Sophie and Giovanni start to explore the feelings that they have found that they shared for each other.

They found that they only had to touch each other and tingles run through both of them. Finding themselves alone Giovanni admits to Sophie that he was only hanging around because she piques his interest and wants to find out more about her.

As he takes her hand he kisses it gently and gives out a laugh.

"I’m not going to bite you, Sophie Waters, unless you want me to?"

Sophie felt her world spin out of control with the things he was saying to her.

"You smell amazing…and taste wonderful." He whispered, his voice deeper, raspier. His hand shook as he tried desperately to keep his wits about him. He moved the shaky hand from her chin to the side of her neck and she leaned into his hand, exposing more of her tender neck. Desire consumed both of them. He could smell it rising from her, and feel it in every fibre of his being. He scraped his teeth against her skin, but forced down the urge to puncture. It took every ounce of his willpower to keep him from sinking his teeth into her flesh and drinking the tiniest bit of her blood.

Sophie moaned. This was a man who ignited passion in her

"What are you doing to me?" she asked barely above a whisper.
"I have a feeling what is happening here is two sided, no?"


This attraction they felt between them could not be denied. But nothing comes easy for them. Threats surround them bringing danger to both of them.

A brilliant first book to hopefully a great new series. Will certainly be following this one closely.
Well done Ms Brumfield.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Cover Reveal ~ Ruin (Songs of Corruption, #2) by C.D. Reiss

Title: Ruin (Songs of Corruption, #2)
Author: C.D. Reiss
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: October 14, 2014

Ruin front full
 
Book Description:

What happens when a mob capo falls for a lawful woman?
Does he ruin her, or does she ruin him?
Do they live together, or die together?
This is Antonio Spinelli's story.

WARNING: This book contains delicious sex scenes with a hot man dirty-talking in Italian; women handling firearms and explosives; and scenes of violence with a crystal virgin Mary cigarette lighter.
 


Spin (Songs of Corruption, #1)
 
Mafia capo, Antonio Spinelli blew through my orderly life like a cyclone.

Gorgeous and passionate, with a breathtaking brutality, he put me under his spell the moment he touched me, drawing me into his underworld of risk, violence and betrayal.

And I found, just as this sophisticated savage didn’t trust me, I didn’t trust myself. Something happened to me. Some alchemy from the heat between us.

I discovered I was a savage, too.


About the Author:

CD Reiss lives smack in the middle of Los Angeles with her children and husband. She likes to make pretty pictures and write dirty scenes. She eats dark chocolate and chili, together, sometimes with bacon, and doesn't care what you think about that.

There are a million more things she could tell you about herself besides that, but they're all too boring to mention in company.

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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Blog Tour ~ Review & Excerpt ~ Indestructible (Harmony 3) by Angela Graham



Indestructible by Angela Graham
Harmony Series (Book 3)


Book Description:

Love. Passion. Respect.

Logan West finally has the one thing he believed unattainable: the fiery woman who challenges, protects, and adores him just as much as she does his young son, Oliver.

After having her world shaken yet again, Cassandra Clarke is ready to move forward, eagerly embracing the beautiful man who has laid claim to her heart. With secrets revealed at every turn, she refuses to lose the only man she’s ever loved.

Not every battle is hers to fight, but she’s never been one to back down. Logan and Oliver are part of her now, and together they are…indestructible.

Book 3 in The Harmony Series with no cliffhanger.
 
Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 Stars

“And while there may not have been any swordfights or fiery dragons to slay, since the morning Logan West jogged into my life, I knew my world would never be the same again.”

Well, we have had a long wait for this one but it was totally worth it. I have loved this couple from book one, I have been a staunch supporter of theirs and just finally wanted them to get their act together and for them to finally get their happy ever after. This couple have been through a lot and this still continues in Indestructible. But like the title says, is their love Indestructible? Or are this couple just fighting a losing battle?

The one thing that I have loved about this series is Cassandra’s love for Logan’s son Oliver and once again this is at the forefront of Indestructible. Cassandra knows that loving Logan is a package deal, with loving Logan comes loving Oliver, but this is no hard ship for Cassandra as she loves Oliver with all her heart. The relationship that these two have is truly beautiful and Logan could not have wished for a better role model.

“You’re part of me, and I’ll never let anyone hurt either of you ever again. I’ll protect your son with my life. But for him, I’ll also try to understand his mother - try to give her a chance, because he deserves to have a mother in his life. Don’t punish him for her mistakes.”

This book continues where book two finished and Cassandra is still recovering from the accident. Logan being Logan is always there for her and if his love for her was ever in doubt it radiates through the pages in Indestructible. Sometimes though, is love enough? This is one emotional roller coaster, with a deranged baby mama and lots of other trials and tribulations these two do have an uphill battle. One thing that these two have going for them though is their friendship as well as their love. Their relationship has blossomed over a period of time, they are mature and this is reflected well within the story.

As always the writing is beautiful and fluid and you can see the development in Andrea Graham’s writing. You can tell that she has taken her time to perfect the story and this should be commended as it only adds to the readers enjoyment throughout the wrap up of their story.

“You really are an angel.”

“No, I’m just a woman in love. And nothing will change that.”


The usual side characters are ever present and one that is extremely intriguing is Jax. There is a little hint of more to come at the end of Indestructible and it seems that others are getting their own books where we will still be able to catch up with the progression of Logan and Cassandra.

This book is packed with hot and steamy, but also deep and meaningfuls, there is angst, there is drama, you will laugh and you will cry but most of all, if like me you have followed this series from the start if will be full love and closure and also a sense of bittersweet. This may be the icing on the cake for their story, but for me I didn’t want to let them go. After everything that they have been through and I have lived through it with them I really was not ready to let them go. Will the hint of more is kind of like a band aid, I really hope that this series continues as they are like a little family and I for one want to catch up with them from time to time.

“Believe it or not, I’d rather be poor with you in my arms than the richest man alive without you.”

Once again Angela Graham a great job and as you can see above, I want more!!

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Excerpt:  

 The waitress looked to Hilary, who was staring past all of us. “I’ll be right back.”

She was up instantly and heading across the bar, where Caleb stood, his eyes on her. I scanned the room, my nerves spiking. Did Logan come with him?

“I don’t see him,” Natasha said.

“What?”

“Logan. I don’t think he’s here.”

“Right. Doesn’t matter. He knows it’s a girls’ night.” I peeked again in the direction of Caleb to find him and Hilary gone.

“Caleb seems like a friendly guy. Good to Oliver, from what I hear,” Natasha said, turning to face me.

The waitress appeared with our drinks, stunning me at how quick she was. “Anything else?” she asked.

“No, thanks.” I lifted my glass and took a sip before turning my attention back to Natasha. “Caleb loves Oliver. He considers him family.”

“I want Oliver to have a lot of good role models in his life, Cassandra. I don’t know much about Caleb, but I do know if he’s close to my son, I’ll be getting to know him better as well.”

I said nothing and took another sip—a bigger one this time, draining nearly half the glass. Hilary would have a real problem with Natasha cozying up to Caleb, even in the interest of Oliver. Hilary wasn’t one to trust easily, and Natasha wasn’t exactly easily trusted.

“I’ve known him most of my life,” I told her. “He’s a good guy. No need to worry.”

“That possessive, irritating, gorgeous man is gonna drive me crazy!” Hilary growled, slipping back into her side of the booth. “Seriously, can you believe him?”

“Is he still here?” I followed her penetrating stare and spotted Caleb watching us as he maneuvered toward the door.

“He’s leaving. Said he only stopped in to pick up some paperwork. I call bullshit! That bouncer called him, and he just had to come and check on me.”

“I think it’s sweet.” I smiled. “And it’s not like he’s standing here hounding you. He left, didn’t he?”

A slow smile brightened her face. “Yeah. Damn it, he is sweet.”

“Or has a guilty conscience. You know, those that cheat worry others will too,” Natasha blurted out.

My head snapped her way, my jaw dropping. I started as she continued as if she hadn't just slapped Hilary in the face.

“I’m just saying—he’s hot and he’s been around the scene. I’d be careful.”

I shifted my gaze to Hilary, aware she was struggling to keep her claws sheathed.

“Caleb isn’t cheating on me, I assure you.”

Natasha frowned. “I’m sorry. That was a shitty thing for me to say. I didn’t mean it to come out that way.”

“Right.” Hilary sipped the juice in front of her.
 
Be sure to check out the other books in The Harmony Series….

Book 1 Inevitable is currently Free for a limited time
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Amazon UK- http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00D0A1MLI
B&N- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/inevitable-angela-graham/1116736910?ean=2940148571193 

Meet the Author:
USA Today, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble Bestselling author.
Angela knew she found her calling in the world of fiction the moment she began pounding away at the keys for her first short story in 2012. With a baby on her shoulder, she wrote for about a year before deciding to try her hand at an actual novel. It was the best decision she ever made and since then she continues to bring characters to life in her free time snuck away from her first role as mother to her three young children.
-Be sure to check out her website at www.loveangelagraham.com
"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."
- Ella Fitzgerald
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Monday, 25 August 2014

Release Blitz ~ Permanent Bliss (Bliss 3.5) by BJ Harvey


 Title: Permanent Bliss
Series: Bliss #3.5
Author: BJ Harvey
Release Date: August 25, 2014


Book Description:
 
Makenna Lewis never thought she would be the one walking down the aisle to marry her superhero. But then again, she hadn't expected Daniel Winters to crash into her life and tilt her world off its axis two years earlier. As they celebrate their last days of singledom, they find themselves battling over the guest list, managing the in-laws, and dealing with last minute disasters that threaten to disrupt their special day.

In true Bliss fashion, we’ll see freak-outs, awkward situations, hilarity, drama, and cringe-worthy moments as Mac and Daniel prepare for one of the most important days of their lives. Join the Bliss gang as they watch two of their own walk down the aisle and conclude their happily ever after.

This companion novella follows on from the end of True Bliss and will lead into Finding Bliss – Noah ‘Walking Dildo’ Taylor’s story.

***Disclaimer – Hot sex, drunken texts, horny phone calls, and a wedding anticipated by all but one. And, of course, a few freak outs along the way (but NOT the kind you’re used to) because that’s how Mac rolls ***



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Excerpt

I’m riveted and distracted as he walks around to the driver’s window and hands him the money to pay my fare before he walks back around and opens my door. Clutching my bag of dirty fun in one hand and my purse in the other, I look up at him in awe as he stands there with his hand out and a perceptive grin.

 “C’mon, gorgeous. Time to come inside.”

“Thought that was your job,” I say, forgetting that I’m sitting inside the cab and within earshot of the driver.
 Daniel laughs before grabbing my hand and helping me to my very shaky feet, causing me to reach out and grab his biceps. “Shit,” I mutter under my breath as I’m gently moved sideways so that he can shut the car door behind me.

With a double tap on the roof of the cab, he bends slightly before scooping me up into his arms, one wrapped around my shoulders and the other underneath my knees. “Whoa, Superman. Pulling out all the stops?” I lean forward so that my mouth is right by his ear. “You do know I’m a sure thing tonight, right?”

Bliss Series Facts

✰The books are all standalones that can be read separately in their own right but feature common characters throughout the books.

✰There are currently four books planned for the series but I have tentative ideas for one more novel and one novella.

✰Out of the three females in the three books so far, there has been a brunette, a red head and a blonde – I wonder what Noah’s female of choice will have ;)
✰Each of those females have a favorite drink of choice; Mac likes tequila, Kate likes her win, Sam has a close relationship with Vodka (and couches)

✰Ben & Jerry’s ice cream features in every book (and I only tasted Ben & Jerrys’ for the first time in March this year!) Mac and Kate like Chunky Monkey, Sam likes Karamel Sutra.

✰Temporary Bliss (Bliss#1) is the only book that features all of the main characters (Sam first appears in True Bliss (Bliss #2).

✰All four planned books in the Bliss series will soon be published in portuguese in Brazilian book stores

✰Every book has songs as chapter titles

✰Permanent Bliss (Bliss #3.5) was written to give Mac and Daniel fans their happy ‘forever’ after for the couple that started it all. It also features all of the characters from the first three books and one scene you would never expect to happen ;)
 
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#1 Temporary Bliss


Makenna Lewis cringes at any mention of the word commitment. She doesn’t want or need a relationship, but she does like sex (who doesn't).

That explains Noah, Sean, and Zander, her three 'friends with benefits'.

They know the score, they know they're not the only one, and each of them provide her with a different physical need that she craves and enjoys.

Until a late night encounter with the delicious Daniel Winters turns her preconceived notion of no-commitment completely on its head.

Soon she finds herself feeling things she vowed never to feel again, and when Daniel pushes for more than she’s willing to give, she falters.

What do you do when something that you’ve known to be so wrong in the past feels so damn right?

If you’re Mac, you run and hide.

But is Daniel the type of man who takes no for an answer?

*Disclaimer - There is absolutely no cheating in this book. However, this book does contain descriptive and super hot sex scenes that will make you blush and leave you hot and bothered. Make sure you have you husband, partner, boyfriend or significant other nearby when reading, or else batteries. Lots and lots of batteries*


 #2 True Bliss


She watched her best friend find her superhero.

 Now she wants her turn.

 Despite a run of bad dates with Mr. Wrong, Mr. Boring, Mr. Bad Breath, Mr. Grabby Hands, and even Mr. Say I Love You After One Date To Get Into Your Pants, Kate McGuinness is more determined than ever to find the one.

 Having tried everything else, she turns to the internet in a last ditch attempt to find her elusive prince.

But Kate doesn't want an everyday, run of the mill love.

She wants the kind of love that makes your heart skip a beat. The kind of love that makes you dance in the rain and bottle up the sunset. The once in a lifetime kind of love that authors write about, musicians sing about, and lovers dream about.

  Could a certain police officer in training, who has come to her rescue in the past, be the one to swoop in and save her heart?

What if the love Kate desperately seeks has been in front of her the whole time?
She just needs to open her eyes to see it...

*Disclaimer: This book contains a hot as hell stripper with a penchant for public sex and exhibitionism who may or may not succeed in bringing out the inner firecracker in all of us. Oh, and don't forget the batteries.*


#3 Blissful Surrender


This is a story of Sean Miller, a dom that will have your panties diving for cover with an eyebrow quirk. That will have even the strongest woman dropping to their knees in submission with a piercing stare, and Samantha Richards, a female cop who’s tough, seemingly impenetrable shell is strong enough to resist everyone except the one man it was build up to protect her against.

**Disclaimer – If you thought the first two Bliss books were hot, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Creative use of handcuffs, batons, a club scene you have to read to believe, and a tough as nails dominant who is blindsided when the one woman strong enough to disarm him threatens his resolve not to let his past dictate his future.**



Coming Soon
#4 Finding Bliss

They call me the walking dildo.

Gratifying? Yes.
 Something to be proud of? Certainly.

 What I wish to be known for? Absolutely not!

Watching my best friend and my old fuck buddy walk down the aisle blissfully happy has just reiterated the fact that I’m thirty and perpetually single.

 I thought I’d found someone I wanted to spend my life with but sometimes you have to face facts and realize it’s never gonna happen.

 Funny how it just takes one person to make you finally see sense.

My name is Dr Noah Taylor and this is the year my life changed for the better.

*Disclaimer – This book features hot sex, filthy language, misuse of on-call rooms and the overdue redemption of the fake orgasm*


 About the Author:

BJ Harvey is the Amazon Bestselling Author of The Bliss Romantic Comedy Series and The Lost Romantic Suspense Series. An avid music fan, you will always find her with headphones when writing, and the speakers blaring the rest of the time. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful children, and a full-time university student. BJ resides with her family in what she considers the best country in the world—New Zealand.
 
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Release Day Blitz ~ inTENse: A Collection of 10 Full Length Erotic Romance Bestsellers


INTENSE Anthology

Ten Bestselling Authors, Ten Powerful Alphas, Ten Passionate Novels

Every novel is full-length, and smoking hot!

Every author is a USA Today, NYT and/or Amazon Top 100 Bestseller!

RELEASE DATE; Monday, August 25th, 2014 ~ Price $0.99
 
 
Book Description:

Consequences by Aleatha Romig

New York Times bestselling author, Aleatha Romig, brings a suspenseful thriller about secrets, deception, passion, love, choices, and consequences.

Every action has consequences: Claire doesn't understand how she ended up in the cruel hands of her abductor, Anthony Rawlings, but it’s been made abundantly clear—she is now his acquisition and every action has consequences.
Captivate the captor: Will Claire follow his rules, or will Anthony become enthralled by Claire? If that happens, will either of them survive the consequences?

Forever Black by Sandi Lynn

When Ellery moved to New York with her boyfriend, she thought they’d live happily ever after in their small New York apartment. She never thought he’d pack his bags and leave because he “needed space.”
With her newfound single status and fear of being alone, Ellery buries herself in her artwork and paintings until one night she helps a mysterious intoxicated stranger get home safely. Little did she know the mysterious stranger is none other than CEO and millionaire Connor Black. After finding Ellery in his kitchen the next morning and assuming she broke his #1 rule about sleepovers, he becomes intrigued, not only by her stubbornness and defiance, but by her kindness.

Connor Black, emotionally dead and damaged, made a vow to never fall in love. After Ellery shares her world, Connor starts to feel things he never knew existed. Despite the rumors and warnings regarding Connor Black, Ellery finds herself being drawn into his world, but she is harboring a deep secret that could destroy him emotionally forever. 

Join Connor and Ellery as they embark on a journey of courage, love and strength. Will it be enough to save them?

 
Adam’s Apple by Liv Morris

Adam Kingsley reigns as the prince of Manhattan. His looks and money let him get away with all types of sins. It's been an intoxicating ride until he meets Kathryn Delcour, an alluring socialite with unique erotic tastes. 

Adam finds this complex woman too tempting to resist and will stop at nothing to have her, yet she is warned to stay away from him and his player ways. But will she be strong enough to hold the charismatic Adam Kingsley at bay?

The passionate lure of ancient sexual practices and a former business partner wanting to inflict a deadly revenge set the scene for an erotic love story. All told in Adam's point of view.

The Agreement by S.E. Lund

Kate McDermott is a Journalism graduate student writing an article about BDSM in popular culture. It's just research & nothing personal. Really.

Drake Morgan, MD, is a Neurosurgeon, bass player, philanthropist & Dominant. He doesn't do girlfriends, sleepovers, & he certainly doesn't do breakfast in bed the morning after. Ever.

When the two meet for an interview, Kate hopes the carefully worded agreement she draws up will keep their relationship strictly professional. Big mistake…

Devour Me by Kailin Gow


Taryn Cummings could not believe she was accepted into the prestigious International Institute of Culinary Arts culinary institute she dreamed of studying at in beautiful Paris, France. It was a far cry from her unglamorous life back home in New York where she helped her mother run their small family-owned restaurant called Sam's. The Institute churned out the top chefs in the world, including the wildly sexy and eccentric Master Chef, Errol King, whose celebrity personality was larger than life.

She wanted excitement in a city of romance and thrills, but arrived to find her apartment barely livable and herself in need of a suitable place to stay. A chance meeting at the Institute brings her face-to-face with her new roommate...the devilishly charming Errol King, who would be guest teaching her class this term.

The attraction is as hot as the fire they cook with, and while Errol King, the notorious bad boy chef with an attitude, can get anyone he wanted into his bed, he wanted this woman more than anything. Something about her sweet innocence and sad eyes reach into his harden heart, but is it enough for him to forget his past?

Vital Sign by J.L. Mac


My world was perfect, until it wasn’t. I fell fast and hard straight into the fiery pits of hell, my past a bittersweet torture that never went away; the sadness, eating away at my soul. My life is empty. No meaning. No hope. No vital sign.
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Despite her general indifference to organ donation, Sadie sets out to heal by finding those who benefited from her husband’s tragic death, but instead of peace, finds only jealousy and rage.

Though Sadie hates Alexander McBride for his health, he soothes her grief in ways that are intoxicating; addictive even. Can she learn to love the man who now owns the heart that used to beat just for her? If she has any hope of overcoming her all consuming grief, he must convince her that it still does.

Searching for Moore by Julie Richman


I lost the love of my life when she disappeared without even a goodbye. 

It was the 80’s – there was no internet, no Google, no cell phones. 

If you wanted to disappear, you could. And she did. She crushed my soul. 

A friend just told me he saw her on Facebook. And now I’m a keystroke away from asking her the question that’s haunted me for two decades. “Why did you leave me?”

Sexy entrepreneur Schooner Moore receives the birthday bombshell of a lifetime - his true love, college girlfriend Mia Silver, the girl who broke his heart when she fled without even a goodbye at the end of their freshman year, has been seen on Facebook.

Now 24 years later, Schooner discovers the truth behind what drove Mia from him as he tries to once again win her love.

Gemini by Penelope Ward

Diner waitress Allison had no idea her mundane life was about to dramatically change the day she serves a devastatingly handsome customer. After he abruptly leaves the restaurant, she can’t get him out of her head. She has no idea that he had actually come on a mission to find her.

Cedric wasn’t expecting to fall in love at first sight with the pretty waitress he’d set out to find. In fact, she was the last woman on Earth he should be having feelings for. Before revealing himself, he makes her believe their meetings are coincidental.

Cedric’s lies and secrets are finally revealed, changing both of their lives forever.

Angel After Dark by Kahlen Aymes

Gorgeous, hotshot executive, Alexander Avery, is all business and doesn’t believe in love. He bases his relationships on mutual convenience and makes no apologies for his lifestyle or his choices. When his on-the-way-out girlfriend calls into a late night radio program to whine about his treatment of her, he is angrier at the host’s advice, than the inconsequential woman’s bitch-fest.

Psychologist Angeline Hemming has little tolerance for bullshit, so when Alex calls into her show a week later to give his side of the story, she calls him out on his excuses, and um… habits. 

When they finally meet, their sexual chemistry and mental connection leaves them both reeling, as they take their fight… to the mattresses!

A sizzling hot, smart, funny, & suspenseful 5 star throw-down you won’t want to miss from the USA Today bestselling author of The Remembrance Trilogy! 

Belong to You by Vi Keeland

My honeymoon was almost everything I dreamed it would be; a tropical paradise, turquoise water, romantic walks on the beach, and loads and loads of mind shattering sex. The only thing missing was the groom.

After seven years of coasting through a relationship with Michael, my senses were numb. A week of passion with a stranger was just what I needed to clear my head and take back control of my life. But how do you move on when the man that was only supposed to be a fling somehow seeps into your soul and steals your heart?

 
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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Release Blitz ~ Excerpt & Giveaway ~ Silent Whisper (Limbo Series #1) by Andrea Smith

From USA Today and Amazon Bestselling author Andrea Smith

Silent Whisper (Limbo Series #1)
Andrea Smith
Paranormal Suspense
August 24, 2014


Book Description:

For twenty-seven years I’ve flitted through life clueless to abilities I’ve had dormant inside of me. In the blink of an eye everything changed. She changed it. Now I know that nothing is as it seems and I will never be the same…but this isn’t my story. It’s hers. I’m just being forced to live it, resolve it, and ultimately try to move on after learning that our lives are tangled far more than I would’ve ever imagined. My name is Parrish Locke and I can see the dead.
 

Excerpt:

I was still distracted as I walked up the concrete sidewalk to my back door, fumbling inside my handbag for my keys. I hadn't noticed that someone had circled around to the back of the condo, and was a mere six feet away before addressing me.
"Karlie Masterson?" the female voice said, causing me to practically jump out of my skin. "I think you might want to listen to what I have to say."
I turned abruptly, clutching my handbag by the straps as if it were a weapon or could be used as one if necessary.
"I'm sorry," the woman said, "I didn't mean to frighten you."
"Who are you?"
"I'm Anna Maria Castellano, Nick's wife. Can we talk?"
 
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About the Author:

USA Today and Amazon Bestselling author Andrea Smith has a wicked sense of humor. No matter the genre she is able to infuse laughter throughout. She is an open book to her friends and family. She celebrates her successes and reflects on her failures with those she holds dear.
Andrea is an Ohio native, currently residing in southern Ohio. She is the mother of two grown sons and grandmother of four. Having previously been employed as an executive for a global corporation, she decided to leave the corporate world and pursue her life-long dream of writing fiction.
Andrea Smith is the author of Past Tense Present Perfect (formerly the Baby series), The G-Man series, These Man (Novella that was part of an 8 author Erotica Consortium compilation entitled Bend) and is due to publish her first Paranormal novel, Silent Whisper, August 2014.


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Saturday, 23 August 2014

Cover with Giveaway ~ Beyond The Orange Moon by Adrienne Francis

Have you seen the cover of Beyond The Orange Moon by Adrienne Francis which was revealed earlier this week? Well you can check it out now!



Adrienne Frances ~ Beyond The Orange Moon
Book #2 in the Mathews Family series
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary/Romance
Cover Designer: IndieBookCovers
TO BE RELEASED: September 8, 2014


Book Description:

Sometimes fate strikes in unexpected ways. Lucy Dalton was tired of living a life she didn’t want. Charlie Mathews was living the life he always wanted. But one night, fate changes the course of their lives forever. A year later, Lucy and Charlie’s paths meet again, igniting a spark that neither can deny. Lucy knows he doesn’t remember her, but she’s already in too deep. Charlie knows the unwritten family rule: Mathews men never admit when they’re broken. Can they leave the past where it belongs and find a way to look beyond the orange moon?
 
 
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About the Author:

Adrienne Frances spends her time as a writing consultant at a university near her home. In her spare time, she loves to be with her husband and two sons, who have made her exactly who she is today. Writing is a passion that she has appreciated for as long as she can remember. She believes that a wild imagination is a terrible thing to waste and should be captured and brought to life by all that are blessed to have one. This way of life is what led her to become a writer and later an author under Bandit Publishing. Her first celebrated novel, Under the Orange Moon, was released in March, 2014.
Website: http://www.adriennefrances.com/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/UnderTheOrangeMoon

Under the Orange Moon (Book 1):


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Friday, 22 August 2014

Cover Reveal ~ Excerpt & Giveaway ~ Raced (The Driven Trilogy #4) by K Bromberg


 
Book Description:  

The Colton Points of View Collection

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author K. Bromberg comes a companion novella to the best selling Driven Trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed). This novella is a compilation of reader requested scenes from the series retold through the eyes of Colton Donavan.

Colton Donavan lived life in the fast lane, but it took Rylee Thomas to teach him what racing was all about.

Arrogant
Rogue
Broken
Conceited
Dirty-Talking
Rebel
Egomaniacal
Voodooed
Bent
Reckless

You think you know me?

Think again.


*Raced is not a complete re-write of the Driven Trilogy. This companion explores pivotal scenes as well as some new ones written in Colton Donavan’s point of view that were not previously published in Driven, Fueled, and Crashed. Hear his thoughts, experience his inner-turmoil, and laugh with him on his journey as he overcomes his demons and accepts what it means to love.

This novella is for the devoted readers of the Driven series. It is recommended that this companion be read after Driven, Fueled, and Crashed.
 

Excerpt:

“Well, according to you, I took the checkered flag last night, Rylee...” I say as I take a step toward her trying to snap my thoughts in line, make up a reason for being here besides the need to make sure she’s okay when I could have just picked up the fucking phone. I resist the urge to reach out and touch her because I know if I do, my dick will rise to the occasion and do the talking for me. And fuck if I know what it will say.

She licks her lips, dick beginning to win the internal thought process when I suddenly figure out my angle – my in – my stupid ass excuse for showing up the morning after like some pussy-whipped douchebag. Because fuck, you can’t get pussy-whipped after just one taste. Shit like that takes time to acquire.

Or so I’ve heard.

This man might be drawn to the pussy palace but fuck if its queen will hand out orders that I’ll obey.

I take another step toward her, still undecided about my excuse for being here when I glance down momentarily and see her nipples harden through her tank. Well at least I know she’s still attracted to me. Let’s see if I can make her like me again. Give me another chance.

Bingo. Truth shall set me free. There’s the answer. I just want another chance when I’ve never wanted one before.

And therein lies the second question, another chance at what though?

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Friday Fright ~ PNR Reviews ~ A Slash of Savagery (Wiccan-Were-Bear Book 8) by R.E. Butler

Reviewed by Shirley ~ 4 Stars

Another great book from Ms Butler. I do love this series. In this story a Wiccan witch by the name of Arissa Kensington, a chirpy red head, has been asked by her head witch Lorene if she would be willing to help out the local Vampire coven. The master of the vampire coven, Mishka, had come and asked Lorene for an allegiance between the witches and vampires, as his vampire mates were being targeted and attacked by human vigilantes who lived nearby. While Mishka came to the witches shop to speak to Lorene, Arissa was working there at the time and she spotted a very tall vampire amongst Mishka’s guards and was quite smitten with him, so when Lorene approached Arissa about helping them out she grabbed the chance hoping to see this magnificent vampire again.

The vampire that caught Arissa's eyes was Brone, a 1000 year old vampire who worked as head of security for Mishka and who was also an old and valued friend of the Master vampire. When Arissa starts work at the club which is owned by Mishka the romance between her and Brone really starts to take off.

"What am I?" she asked with a breathy whisper.

"My mate," he answered simply. They were possibly the two truest words he had ever spoken.


Brone was very protective of Arissa making sure other vampires knew to stay away from her. This amused Arissa but also she loved when he growled at them feeling very cherished. Arissa loved working at the club. Soon making friends amongst her colleagues and being able to joke with them in her new environment with Brone watching her, keeping her safe.

The love affair between these two got stronger and stronger. The attraction knew no bounds and after a certain ritual was performed, Brone made love slowly and erotically…

“He slipped an arm underneath her and lifted her hips, and she gasped as she arched under him, his cock hitting a place deep inside her that made her feel as though her blood was made of molten lava. He thrust into her hard and fast, his body slamming into hers with speed and force. She could only hold onto him and absorb the wild sensations that were coursing through her. Pleasure. Desire. The first stirrings of love.”
Theirs was truly a mating of true love and trust, but there were troubles ahead that they were unprepared for. 

You have an Ancient Ritual performed.

A love match that was growing with erotic sex.

And a deadly fight.

And a very special witch.

Ms Butler you have done it again. A real page turner, which everyone will enjoy.
 
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R.L. Griffin Day Winners Announced!

We had fun doing R.L Griffin Day two weeks ago, thank you to everyone who entered our giveaways and read our reviews and posts that day.
 
We are can now announce the Giveaway winners!
 
The Winners of the Two Facebook Flash Giveaways are:  
 
Sanne Haremans 
Ebony Simone McMillan. 
 
You both win an R.L Griffin ebook of your choice. To claim your prize please email us in the next 72 hours with the email address you wish the book gifted to, and your choice of book. 
 
Winner of the R.L. Griffin Prize pack comprising of a Signed copy of tension, some signed postcards and a koozie is:
 
Marsha Thalleen
 
You have 72 hours to claim your prize by emailing us your postal address.
 
Congratulations Winners! email us on theromancecover@gmail.com