Monday, 31 July 2017

Release Day Blitz, Review & Excerpt ~ Cocky Chef by JD Hawkins

   

Cocky Chef by JD Hawkins
Release Date: July 31st
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs
Model: Christian Hogue

   

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Book Description:

You can call me arrogant as much as you want. But when you're the best at what you do and have the hottest restaurant on the west coast, with enough Michelin stars to make Gordon Ramsay's head spin, you've earned the right to your confidence.

When I give an instruction in the kitchen, it's not a suggestion--it's an order. So when a new chef thinks she can do things her way, and dares to say so to my face, even her sharp wit and gorgeous pouty lips don't make it okay. 

But I have to admit, she's got talent. She's creative in the kitchen and not even that double-breasted chef jacket can hide her perfect body. As I get to know her, I can't help wanting to know everything she thinks. I've never met a more talented chef. And I've never met a sassier and sexier woman in my life.

There's only one way this push and pull can end.

With her in my bed, begging for more.
   


Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***


“I’ve waited long enough to find you. I can wait another day.”


All is fair in love and kitchens in Cocky Chef by JD Hawkins. This book was the perfect blend of animosity and love with two main characters that didn’t know whether to strangle each other or start bumping uglies. Two chefs so inherently similar that they clashed, two chefs who were on opposite ends of the success spectrum and yet two chefs who underneath the ego ultimately wanted the same…each other.

I adored this book, a hero and heroine that were total opposites and yet drawn together for their love of fine ingredients and perfection. These two were chefs through and through, where the heat of the kitchen flows through their veins and gives them a reason to wake up every morning. One caught up in success and the other caught up in failure. Two people who together complemented each other like the ingredients and recipes they created.

Cole Chambers was the owner and head chef of Knife, a critically acclaimed Michelin star restaurant in LA. Cole was self-made, ambitious and had already flirted with a reality TV show, he was as famous as the dishes he created. Now expanding by opening another restaurant in Las Vegas he is up to his neck in it and the stress is not welcome. On returning to Knife after a stint in Vegas Cole was looking forward to a good meal and some fine wine, so when he goes to Knife and realises one of the ingredients in his dish isn’t right, he is seriously pissed.

Willow is from Idaho and has moved to LA to pursue her dreams. Willow is extremely passionate about everything she does, especially food. Willow had trained under the best and now as a line chef at Knife she is learning with each new step she takes. Willow’s restaurant failed in Idaho, convinced it was because of location rather than the food that she was putting out. Now in LA, if she couldn’t make it here, she couldn’t make it anywhere.

I loved Willow, she was feisty, she took no shit and stood up for herself. Willow was so passionate in what she created, she believed in herself, but not to the point of arrogance. Willow’s work ethos was perfect and it is this that would stand her in good stead when she once again turned her hand to opening her own restaurant. Cole came across a little “Gordon Ramsey” but without the swear words, he too was passionate, but he was a little more carried away with the refined dining, perfection and being the best of the best.


“It’s best to treat everybody like they’ll eventually betray you in this business, because in my experience, they probably will.”


These two were like oil and vinegar until they turned to peanut butter and jelly. It was this instant hate/love/hate/love that really got those pages turning. Each had been burned in their own way, both reticent to let anyone in and yet together they just worked, they clicked. I loved the change in Cole and though I could see the angst on the horizon I loved the way that these two worked it out. The change in Cole especially was extremely welcomed and while the asshole persona didn’t last long, I knew that there was a pussycat under there somewhere.

This was a fun, cute, light, quick read that I devoured like one of the dishes in this book…in one sitting. A great romance.


                 

Excerpt:

She lets out a sigh of relief, but my cock hears something different in her gasping exhale. I bring my thumb slowly to a speck at the side of her mouth, fingers resting on the round perfection of her jawline. She stills under my touch and catches my gaze, time slowing with the deliberateness of my movements. 

I brush the speck, but don’t pull away. Instead, I bring my thumb back across those ever-pouted lips, tracing their dip and fullness, letting her feel the texture of hands rough and scarred from a lifetime in kitchens, our eyes locked together in a moment of anticipation, emotions raging like an angry sea against the dam of the distance between us.

Her lips part slightly, I feel her shortening breath on my hand, and I push my thumb between those juicy, perfect lips, fingers pressing against the base of her ear. Her gentle gasp breaks the silence, before she closes those soft lips around my thumb, the sight of them pressing against my skin making my cock full against my pants. Her teeth gently squeezing my nail, tongue flickering as I push the finger inside the hot wetness of her mouth.

My other hand already on her waist, I pull her toward me, press her lithe body up against mine. Those magnificent hips swaying and rubbing against mine, her weight shifting onto me, breasts heaving, nipples so hard now I can feel them through that sweater dress.

“You’re fucking incredible,” I growl. Prelude to pulling her toward me, my finger in her mouth still, angling her head so I can taste the tenderness of her neck, run my sensitive tastebuds down the taut muscles, follow the path that leads me to the front of her chest. Quiet moans getting louder as I run my tongue down the softness of her cleavage, her dress my enemy now as I pull it down and bury my teeth in her breasts.

“Oh God…” she moans. “Cole…”

   

About the Author:


JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independant women. He currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles, CA. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn't writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He's always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.


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Friday, 28 July 2017

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway ~ Alex in Wonderland by Max Monroe

I've nearly finished this one and am GLUED!!! Am loving these characters, love the plot and cannot wait to finish!!


Book Description:

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Max Monroe comes a new, sexy, and exciting twist on fairytales.

I’m Matt Hadder. 
I’ve been called ruthless, savage—even brutal—by the men and women who work for me. And I’ve earned my reputation.

Wonderland Inc., a party planning organization for every major player in the world, is Oz, and I’m its Wizard. I can make anything—drugs, prostitutes, deals—appear for a night and disappear just as quickly.

This doesn’t make me good or bad—it makes me essential.

Wonderland Inc. was my life, until a beautiful contradiction of innocence and impurity, obedience and rebelliousness named Alex Little stepped in and turned both of our worlds upside down.

Welcome to Wonderland, Alex. 
A place where everything appears normal. 
But we’re all mad.


Disclaimer: Exercise caution while reading. Evidence shows that Matt Hadder's vibrant sexiness and alpha manner may lead to confusion, arousal, and questioning the necessity of one's own moral code. 
*Authors may not responsible for any subsequent illegal activity.

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Friday Frights ~ PNR Review ~ Expecting Darkness (Immortal Ops/Crimson Ops #2) by Mandy M Roth


Book Description:

Book Two in the Crimson Ops Series

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Series the Crimson Ops! Part of the Immortal Ops World!

Searc Macleod is an immortal vampire special operative with Paranormal Security and Intelligence's "Fang Gang." He's fought for the side of good for nearly a century. But it turns out; his past is never far behind him. When his sire summons him, demanding Searc protect the master vampire's only daughter--a woman Searc has lusted after since she became of age--he knows things can only end badly. He can barely resist the temptation of Jessie Buchanan as it is. Finding out she's been subjected to testing at the hands of madmen, sets his demon on edge, and ignites his hunger for her. He'll do whatever it takes to protect her and the precious cargo she's carrying.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Shirley ~ 5 stars


I have got to say, I really, really enjoyed this book. It is certainly a real page turner, it’s hot and sexy and the males are smoking hot.

The characters are so believable. The Scottish element is diamond. Protective Papa much. The story just keeps you glued, wanting to know what will happen next.

The two main characters are Searc Macleod a three-hundred-year-old immortal vampire and is a special operative at the Paranormal Security. He is one very handsome male who could have any woman he wanted but for the past six years he has been totally captivated by a woman who knows he mustn't go near her let alone touch her if he wanted to stay alive. She is Jessie Buchanan, his sire, Cormag’s, daughter. He will let no man go near her. Cormag is very, very protective of Jessie.

Jessie is close to being twenty-four and attends University, which is affiliated to P.S.I. That is the only reason her father has allowed her to go and also have her own condo close to the University. Although her father has made sure she is protected when he is not around by asking if P.S.I. operatives if they would be her body guards.

Jessie gets lot of attention from men as she is beautiful. With long red hair which shows her Scottish heritage which she inherited from Cormag a Master Vampire. It all starts with Jessie losing days and not knowing why. Then you have Searc waking up from his deep sleep knowing something has happened to Jessie but being told that everything was okay with her, which didn't sit right with Searc.

I don't want to say much more as I don't wish to spoil it for other readers. But it is cloak and dagger at its best with very dodgy characters and an evil Corporation trying to cause havoc. From the start, everything is not what it seems which makes for a really brilliant book.

Loved the camaraderie between the agents and you have to laugh at their antics. This is a really great book, superb story Ms Roth. I will certainly be following this series with great interest.

Cover Reveal & Giveaway ~ The Wild by K Webster


The Wild
by K. Webster 
Publication Date: August 7, 2017 
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Taboo


Book Description:

I brought them to the wilderness because we couldn’t cope with our reality. 
The plan was to make a new life that didn’t include heartache. 

No people. No technology. No interference. 
Just us. 
A chance to piece together what was broken. 

But the wilderness is untamed and harsh. 
Brutal and unforgiving. 
It doesn’t give a damn about your feelings. 

Tragedy lives there too. 
No escaping the truths that won’t let you go. 

All you can do is survive where love, no matter how beastly, is the only thing you can truly count on. 

Confusing. Wrong. Twisted. Beautiful. Sick. 

Love is wild. 
And we’re going to set it free. 

Warning: The Wild is an extremely taboo story. Most will find that the themes in this book will make you incredibly uncomfortable. This book is only for the brave, the open-minded, and the ones who crave love in even the most dismal of situations. Extreme sexual themes and violence in certain scenes, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. If you are sensitive to heavy taboo themes, then this story is not for you.



About the Author:


 

K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen. You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads! Website: www.authorkwebster.com Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bllgoP 


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Thursday, 27 July 2017

Release Day Blitz ~ Star Struck by Laurelin Paige

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Star Struck, a sexy, standalone from New York Times Bestseller Laurelin Paige is live!

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Book Description:

She uses her fame as a wall around her heart, and only he can tear it down.

Seth Rafferty knows Heather Wainwright’s type.

Demanding. Check.

Self-important. Check.

Leggy and blonde. Yeah, he knows the drill.

He’s been a Hollywood production designer far too long to have patience for A-listers with a superior attitude. Beautiful women with a chip on their shoulder are a dime a dozen.

Which is why his obsession with Heather makes no sense. Nothing about her is attractive.

Except the vulnerability under the sass. The honesty under the attitude.

So when wrap-party flirting gets carried away, Seth doesn’t stop it from turning into a sizzling night of passion. Too late, he realizes, one night isn’t going to get her out of his system.

On to plan B: uncover the real woman under the diva.

Soon Heather will find out that Seth isn’t just a simple carpenter she can use and lose without consequences. He’ll play the part of the builder, but it’s her walls he intends to break down.

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About the Author:


USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She's also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn't do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.

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Cover Reveal ~ We Own Tonight by Corinne Michaels

We are excited to bring you the upcoming standalone from New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Corinne Michaels.
WE OWN TONIGHT will be releasing on Sept 7th

 

Cover Design: Perfect Pear Creative
Photographer: Jon Wong
   
Book Description:

From New York Times Bestseller, Corinne Michaels, comes a sexy new STANDALONE romance novel

I’m not a one-night stand kind of woman. I’m especially not the woman who has a few drinks at a concert and ends up in bed with my childhood celebrity crush, Eli Walsh.

However, that’s exactly where I find myself.

What’s a girl to do after a drunken mistake? Run. I grab my clothes and get away from the powerful, irresistible, and best-sex-of-my-life superstar as fast as I can. His gorgeous green eyes, rock-hard body, and cocky smile have no place in my world. My life is complicated enough.

Someone forgot to tell him that.

Eli is relentless. Pushing his way into my heart, wearing me down, proving he’s nothing like I assumed, and everything I need. But when my world shatters to pieces, he holds the broken bits together. Unwillingly, I fall desperately in love with him.

He made me think we’d have forever . . . I should’ve listened when he said we could only own tonight.

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About the Author:


  

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Corinne Michaels is the author of nine romance novels. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Release Day Review ~ Shame Me Not by Fiona Cole


Book Description:

Shame. Panic. Desire. Dominance. Disgust. 

All feelings that I was familiar with from the age of sixteen. That's when I met Ana. The girl next door who became so much more. Until her, I was alone in the dark desires that I didn't understand, that I couldn't reconcile. 

My best friend, she accepted me. Helped me see that there was no shame in the things that we both craved. Her submission was a drug, my dominance over her a high that I'd never experienced. When we were together, I was at peace for the first time in my life. 

But it was too good to last. Our own guilt over our feelings, of our appetite for pain and pleasure, destroyed us. 

I was convinced that all I needed was a chance, just one more chance to overcome my shame, and Ana would be able to trust me again. 

If only it were that easy.

*WARNING: This book is an erotic romance and does contain consensual sexual situations between characters under eighteen that include submission and domination.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***



“It was just Kevin and that was what scared me. There was no just about him.”


Sexual exploration and discovery is not a new trope, far from it, especially when it comes to exploring kink. However, what made this book stand out from the crowd was the age of our hero and heroine and this was something that I simply adored. When you are young, naïve and inexperienced wanting something different can be frightening. It makes you question who you are, if you are “normal” and undoubtedly, what the hell is going on. In Shame Me Not, Fiona Cole takes you on a long and often fraught road with two best friends and next-door neighbours who undoubtedly love each other and have done for a very long time, but each have very distinct, yet complementing needs. This is their voyage of discovery, from young kids, to teens to adults. Normal is different for everybody and this is theirs.


“It was everything I wanted and everything I was scared to have.”


This best friends to lovers story spans ten years, ten years that had me glued to every single page. I adored this story, not only because of the age of the hero and heroine but because it was a complete journey, one that made the character connection that I crave all consuming. I became invested in this couple, and yes, at times, I could have bashed their heads together, but it was this that made their story all the more honest, real and somewhat relatable.

This book is divided into three parts, part one as kids, part two at college and part three as adults. I simply adored part one, this was by far my favourite part and to see how these two came to be best friends and their ensuing friendship had me in tears several times. It is unusual for best friends to be of the opposite sex, but these two were perfect for one and other. They brought out the best in each other, they understood each other, but more importantly, they loved one and other completely. As with any best friends story, there is always that push and pull as to whether to cross that line, that line that could mean having or losing everything. To take that relationship to the next level is always a risk and these two knew that and yet, eventually, even they had to succumb and I loved it.


“I’m a man who knows what you need and would move heaven and earth to give it to you.”


Part two and part three were somewhat hard to read, of course the course of true love never runs smooth and you have to work at it. Part two was especially frustrating, yet understandable and when they hurt, I hurt too. When you connect with two characters as much as I did you become so entrenched in the story and their lives that life just blurs around you, and that is what happened with this book. The tears were plentiful, but the smiles, the laughs and the fit to bursting heart more than made up for the ride.


“But I couldn’t help but think that the more we tugged, the more likely we would snap back together.”


Kevin and Ana were simply adorable together, apart they were little shits, but hey, it is this that makes the book interesting. While I wanted to bash their heads together at times, I loved them more. Yes, what they needed was different, but they found it together. That kind of connection does not come easy, it doesn’t come often, so when you find it…you embrace it, you cherish it and most importantly you love it.

Cover Reveal ~ One Night by Aleatha Romig

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COVER REVEAL
One Night by Aleatha Romig
Release Date: Sept 5th

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Book Description:

A sweet, fun, and sexy stand-alone romance from New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig. 

One night to remember 

Is that too much to desire? 

One night for fun, passion, and a chance to remember what it’s like to be a woman.
I’m not looking for love.
There’s a man in my life who loves me with all his heart. He has beautiful blue eyes, is three feet tall, and calls me mommy.
He’s my whole world and I’m his. Fate stole his daddy way too soon.
What would happen if I allowed fate another chance, just for one night? 

One night to help a friend 

Why did I agree to this?
Blind dates are disasters. If I weren't helping the friend of a friend, I wouldn't go.
I’m not looking for romance, love, or even a one-night stand.
After all, the man my friend knew is gone. I’m no longer the hockey star known for his "pep" on the ice and in the sack. I have a new life, and a new career—a new passion. I’m not looking for more.
When the blind date is a bust, could fate change everything? 

One night doesn’t end with a kiss—

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About the Author:


Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams! 

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat. 

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016. 

2017 brings Aleatha's first "Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha" with PLUS ONE, a fun, sexy romantic comedy. 

Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. 

Cover Reveal & Excerpt ~ Porter (Men of Lovibond) by Georgia Cates



Title: Porter
A Men of Lovibond Series Standalone
Author: Georgia Cates
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Indie Formatting Service
Release Date: August 4, 2017


Book Description:

My employee’s daughter. The tomboy. The kid who once did odd jobs around the brewery. That’s all she was… until three years passed and she walked into my office for an interview.

Frankee Dawson is no longer that girl I once called Kiddo. She’s grown into a beautiful, sexy, desirable woman. Very desirable. And that’s a problem. She’s my employee’s daughter. Lovibond family. And too young for me. Too innocent.

I want to feel her respond to my kiss.

I want her body to tremble as she anticipates my touch.

I want to learn all the places that bring her pleasure.

But mostly I want her to know that she’s never truly been loved by a man until me.

Frankee is my intern and under me for the summer. Literally. It’s a difficult secret to maintain when you can’t keep your hands off each other.

This was supposed to be a hot summer fling. Sex and fun without commitment—that’s what we called it. But we were wrong. This is more. I’ve never felt this way about a woman. Never cared more about someone else’s happiness more than my own.

I love her and I’m happy. So damn happy… until a terrible mistake from my past springs forward and threatens to rip us apart. 

There are a million reasons for her to leave me. And trust me, she should. But all I really need is one good reason for her to stay.



Excerpt:

Unedited and subject to change.

Oh my God. Someone needs to explain to me how I’m supposed to eat when I’ll be alone with Porter in his condo. When I know for a fact that he’s going to kiss me. He’s said as much. And there won’t be anyone around to keep us from doing a lot more whatevering.

Porter opens the door and catches me around the wrist as we enter the condo. He’s going in for the kiss first thing.

He pulls me close and then turns us so my back is pressed against the door. “I can’t wait another minute for this.”

His hands cup my face the way they did during our first kiss. Although it’s a repeat move, it’s no less romantic this time around.

I quickly lick my lips and Porter presses his mouth to mine before sucking my bottom lip into his mouth and holding it between his teeth.

So hot and sexy.

I place my hands on his chest and the pec muscles I feel beneath the fabric are rigid. This man works out. A lot. I would love to see all the goodies that are hidden beneath this shirt.

We make a game of biting and sucking each other’s lips. It’s fun and playful.

Until it’s not.

Our kiss is no longer teasing. It’s heated and demanding with increasingly harder hand grips and squeezes. His hands move to my hips and he uses them to steer my body to the sofa while kissing me en route. He walks backward and sits on the sofa, leaving me to make my own decision about how I want to be positioned.

Beside him?

Across his lap?

On top, mounting him?

I place a knee on each side of him and lower my body to straddle his. His hands move to my hips and he grips the sides, moving them so I’m rocking against his hard cock pressing against my crotch.

One of his hands leaves my hips and comes up to wrap around my nape, pulling me down so his mouth can reach the side of my neck. His mouth is sucking pretty hard. I’m certain I’ll wear a love bite there for all to see. Not sure how I’ll explain that one but I let him continue.

“Tell me to stop and I will. Just say the words.” He’s talking about stopping but his mouth is kissing and sucking and nibbling harder.

I grasp the sides of his face and press our foreheads together. “I like what we’re doing. Don’t stop.”

“I don’t know your limitations.”

“I’ll tell you when you’re there. For now, keep going.”

“Fuck… Frankee. The way you make me want you… it’s irrational. Makes me lose all sense of self-control.”

Porter lifts my body and flips us so I’m beneath him. His face is pressed against the side of my neck leaving kisses in its path. One hand slides under my shirt and dips into my bra. He rolls my nipple between his thumb and index finger and it instantly hardens. And it’s like a control center for everything between my legs.

I want his hands on me.

I want his mouth on me.

I want him on me, period.

I bend my knee and bring my leg up so it’s wrapped around his waist. His body conforms between my legs like two pieces of a jigsaw puzzle that connect perfectly.

We just fit.


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About the Author:


Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.

When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her music and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.

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Cover Reveal ~ Crave (Part One) by EK Blair



Title: Crave: Part One
Series: Crave Duet #1
Author: E.K. Blair
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: E.K. Blair
Release Date: August 14, 2017


Book Description:

Kason and Adaline.

From the moment they met, they started to fall. Neither of them predicted just how far the drop would be, though.

Loving Adaline was all Kason had ever wanted to do. But layer by layer, he started to unravel, forcing Adaline to face an addiction she never could’ve imagined.

This is what happens when one person loves beyond the craving and the other craves beyond the loving.



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About the Author:


E.K. Blair, takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster with her dynamic and intense writing style. Noted for her ability to create fleshed-out characters that will evoke a realm of reactions, you can be assured that her stories will linger with you far beyond the last word.

A former first grade teacher with an imagination that runs wild. Daydreaming and zoning out is how she was often found in high school. Blair tends to drift towards everything dark and moody. Give her a character and she will take pleasure in breaking them down, digging into their core to find what lies underneath.

Aside from writing, E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks in peace, and spending time with her friends. She’s a thinker, an artist, a wife, a mom, and everything in between.

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Release Day Blitz, Review & Giveaway ~ Ripple Effect (Complete Novel 1-4) by Keri Lake


Title: Ripple Effect
Author: Keri Lake
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Release Date: July 25, 2017


Book Description:

Ripley

They call me RIP. 
I’m a killer. A murderer. A psychopath. 
In the eyes of the righteous, I’m a monster, born of sin and depravity.
I want to protect her, but I’m not a good man.
I want to love her, but I no longer feel.
She gets under my skin, though, and has awakened something inside of me.
Something I’d kill for.
I’m not her savior—not even close. In fact, I’m worse than the hell she’s already suffered.
I’m her vengeance. Tit for tat, as they say.
And if she’s not careful, I’ll be her ruin.

Dylan

For months, I’ve watched him.
I’ve fantasized him as my savior, my lover. My ticket out of the hell I’ve lived in for the last six years.
I never dreamed he’d be my nightmare.
Had I known what he really is, I’d have never gotten in the car that night, but life is full of cause and effect.
And sometimes the choice on offer isn’t a choice at all.
It’s the result of something already in motion, and we’re merely left to survive the ripple effect.



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Our Review:

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



“…Every decision you make affects every moment that follows, Dylan. It’s like a ripple effect. Choose wisely.”


Boy, am I glad that I didn’t read this piece meal. Ripple Effect was 466 pages of dark, gritty, angsty, twisted, raw, emotional, dirty, unputdownable deliciousness. I inhaled this book, pulled an all-nighter and seriously could not put it down. From the first to last page this book had me rapt. Rip and Dylan were intoxicating, one of my favourite book couples…ever! I just clicked with these two, two seriously fucked up individuals and yet together they were just “normal.” Well, as normal as a contract killer and a broken eighteen-year-old sex trade victim could be. Seriously, these two were explosive, intoxicating, brutal yet so damn perfect.


“Just remember, there are no good guys and bad guys. There are only wolves and sheep.”


Keri Lake is renowned for her dark reads and she doesn’t disappoint with this one. This is seriously dark, extremely descriptive and certainly churned my stomach a time or two. But it was this flawless writing that enabled the author to do that. Keri Lake transports you to Rip’s warehouse, you hear every scream, you see every drop of spilled blood and you feel the pain that this man inflicts. I had no pity for his victims, they were all scum, but the visceral scene setting was seriously off the charts and made me a part of Rip’s vengeance.


“Merciless and merciful. Wild and broken. He’s a raging fire, with the inclination to destroy whatever gets in his path, and I’m nothing but a small scrap of kindling. Yet the way he stares at me with such reverence, makes me feel like I’m the one holding the match…”


Dylan was a seventeen-year-old girl, who only got through life by popping pills to forget. At the hands of her Uncle, the man that was supposed to care for her and give her a roof over her head, she suffered unmentionable abuse and yet she still woke up every day and tried to behave as if nothing has ever happened. Dylan was stronger than she gave herself credit for, a little naïve, extremely intelligent and yet she was a victim. Her only tether to sanity was her dog, Charlie and when one night, it all becomes too much, Dylan flees, but the streets are no match for a seventeen-year-old.


“I’m not disillusioned by the fairytale. Girls where I come from don’t believe in them.”


Ripley was a contract killer with a difference. He never failed and he tortured and maimed until he got the answers he needed. Death never came quick, it was a long, drawn out, gore fest. The stronger the mind the longer the torture. He was feared, revered and was a complete psycho. Rip was the perfect anti-hero, a man you should hate, a man you should despise and yet you don’t. Rip was the antithesis of a book boyfriend…and yet he wasn’t. Rip was fearless, twisted, focused, ruthless and yet he was broken just like the rest of them.


“You’re looking at a dead man, Dylan. Time’s just not up yet.”


Ripley and Dylan were fated to meet, from not so innocent window watching, to a coincidental meeting, to a premeditated break-in. Life and circumstance kept bringing these two together. Ripley doesn’t do attachments, in his line of work he needs no distractions, no potential bargaining chips, there is no love, no love interests, no family, just him and his bag of tricks.


“There are times I feel I’ve touched his soul, only to find I’ve not even breached his skin…”


Ripley was intrigued with Dylan, she was an enigma, she was stronger than she looked and fearless. Dylan called him out, turned him inside out and actually made him feel. Dylan though had no place in Ripley’s life, it was dangerous for him and more importantly, dangerous for her. There would be no innocents lost in his life and he always knew their time together had an expiration date.


“I won’t lose you. To anyone. So I didn’t save you last night. I saved myself.”



Keri Lake delivers a plot that will have you constantly on the edge of your seat. Palpitations are the norm and fear is a constant. Yes, it is graphic, but it is these scenes that really hammer home the kind of world that these two find themselves in. It is this world that gives this story its depth and grit. Yes, ultimately this is a romance, an unavoidable romance, an unforeseeable romance, but it was this romance that made this book.

About the Author:


Keri Lake is a dark romance writer who specializes in demon wrangling, vengeance dealing and wicked twists. Her stories are gritty, with antiheroes that walk the line of good and bad, and feisty heroines who bring them to their knees. When not penning books, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters, and their rebellious Labrador (who doesn’t retrieve a damn thing). She runs on strong coffee and alternative music, loves a good red wine, and has a slight addiction to dark chocolate.

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Release Day Blitz & Review ~ The Society (Spy Girl #3) by Jillian Dodd


The Society is LIVE!!!!


Book Description:

From USA Today bestselling author Jillian Dodd comes the third book in sizzling series filled with action and adventure. Fans of The Selection and The Hunger Games will discover a heart-pounding thrill ride of espionage and suspense set in glittering high society.

Sent to London for their next mission, Huntley and Ari are guests at Malcolm Prescott's home, where Ari is asked to join a secret group called The Society, and Huntley learns more about her "father" Ares Von Allister. 

Spy Girl was trained not to have emotional entanglements, but Huntley is learning that it's hard to survive in the real world without them. As she uncovers hidden truths about her past, the knowledge leaves her reeling and questioning everything. She's going to have to trust someone, and it's not going to be Black X. So she goes against her training and forms relationships--caring, trusting, and, maybe, even loving. 

But relationships are dangerous for a spy. Particularly one who will be facing her most challenging mission to date. Tasked with getting close to the illusive Money Man, she will be forced to delve into a seedy underworld that will threaten her very existence.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***


“La medida del amore s amar sin medida” ~ The measure of love is to love without measure


This series is so addictive and Jillian Dodd delivers another action-packed instalment that will have the reader sitting on the edge of their seat. This series has just gone from strength to strength and as this intriguing plot unravels in each instalment, you cannot wait to read what comes next. Each page, each sentence and each word cannot come quick enough and after this ending I am desperately awaiting book 4, The Valiant. This is such a different side to Jillian Dodd, yes, her trademark fashion and cute boys are ever present, but the suspense and intrigue and the complexity of the plot has this series standing on its own podium.

This series, as I have said before, is a cross between James Bond, Spy Kids and Nancy Drew. Where the constant struggle is good versus evil all the while desperately investigating the past. Who is good and who is bad? Who can be trusted? Is anyone who or what they seem?

Huntley Von Allister receives another mission and this one is tougher and darker than any of the preceding ones. Jillian Dodd makes this instalment more edgy, a little darker while still uplifting the reader with Huntley’s downtime. The threat against Lorenzo is still real and Huntley is battling her emotional connection towards him. Huntley and Lorenzo together though are a force to be reckoned with and being that the only people that these two really trust, are each other, their connection only strengthens in this book.


“Insomuch as love grows in you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul. You are the beauty of my soul, Lee. I love you.”


The past is still veiled in secrets and lies and Huntley and her brother, Ari, are still trying to determine their parentage and how they ended up in the situation that they now find themselves in. It is this part of this series that really has my curiosity piqued and while we get a lot of answers in this instalment, a lot more questions are raised. Jillian Dodd has really captured the theme of this series and snowballed that character connection with each instalment. Even though Huntley is only nineteen and at times she shows it, it is when the shit hits the fan that she really comes into her own and seems wise beyond her years.

I am desperate for the next book. This book is definitely no filler and was by far the most action packed and one of my favourites of the series. The latest attempt on Lorenzo may have far reaching consequences for so many people and I sincerely hope that nothing is as it seems. This series is incredibly plot driven and the pain staking time that Jillian Dodd must have put into this to bring it to fruition is abundantly apparent. Simply adore this series. Bring on The Valiant.

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About the Author:

Jillian Dodd is a USA TODAY bestselling author who lives in a small Florida beach town, is married to her college sweetheart, has two grown children and two Labrador Retrievers. She loves to travel, shop, and paint.

Jillian's Website: http://jilliandodd.net