Friday, 19 January 2018

Cover Reveal ~ Love & Ink by JD Hawkins

    
    
Love & Ink by JD Hawkins
Release Date: February 21st
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs


           

Book Description:

I'm a world famous tattoo artist with a six month waiting list. Everybody's begging me to put my ink on them. I'm the hottest shit in L.A., and can get any girl I want. So the last thing I expect is for Ash Carter to walk into my shop and blow me off.

I've spent the last seven years screwing half the women in the northern hemisphere, but nobody could come close to the girl I left behind. Ash was my world. But in order to protect her, I had to let her go. It was the biggest mistake of my life. And now I'll do anything to get her back.

It's been seven years since we last spoke. Seven long years of trying to ignore the memory of her skin, her eyes, her incredible confidence. She is everything I remember. Still stubborn and feisty and sexy as hell. They say you should forgive and forget. But Ash can never forget what I did. And I can never forgive myself.

She's left a permanent mark on my heart.

But even if she takes me back, will we be able to overcome the past? Will we be able to move forward towards our future?

           

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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Monday, 15 January 2018

Release Day Blitz & Review ~ Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland

 

Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland is LIVE!!!!


Book Description:

My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards. 

We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction. 

I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.

We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.

I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn't dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.

I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems. 

Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?

Nothing, I thought.

It’s just sex, not love.

But you know what they say about the best laid plans…

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars


“I thought I couldn’t get you out of my mind, but it was my heart that wouldn’t let go.”


Vi Keeland is one of those authors that always delivers and once again Sex, Not Love ticked all those boxes. Sex, Not Love is one helluva swoon worthy romance while embracing the fears that many people have before embarking on putting their heart out there. This book was full of heart, emotion and real life and I couldn’t help but champion these two characters along.


“If Hunter was my real thing, why did I have to go back to imposters?”


Natalia Rossi and Hunter Delucia first meet at their best friend’s wedding and the instant attraction was sizzling. Neither want a relationship, neither succumb but it wasn’t for want of trying and smooth words. Having married best friends means that their paths keep crossing and that sizzling hot chemistry never wanes, no matter the months and months that pass.


“It’s been nine months, and here you are still chasing me after one night in my bed. And I didn’t even put out. Imagine the condition you’d be in if I did.”


Natalia was a great heroine, divorced at twenty-eight and incredibly jaded with the male species. However, she had all that Italian feistiness which made her character pop off the pages, Vi Keeland did an amazing job bringing this character to life. Natalia had a heart the size of Texas, put everyone before herself but she was no doormat, she was just inherently kind and generous.

Hunter Delucia on the outside was the typical commitment-phobe but there was a lot more to this utterly adorable man. Drop dead sexy, with a filthy mouth and the equipment to back it up, this man had it all, so why was he still single?


“You wore me down, and now you’ve worn me out, Mr. Delucia.”


Starting as friends with benefits with strictly no emotional attachment was a tall order considering the chemistry that these two shared, but they have a lot of issues between them to work through. I loved how Hunter’s past was slowly eeked out with flashbacks to the past and gave a greater insight to the man he is today.


“So if you want to protect her—really allow her to move on without it dragging out for years like things with my dad did—don’t leave her questioning. Because while the truth hurts, it’s like a Band-Aid when you rip it off. The pain goes away. It’s the lies and questioning that keep you aching for a long time.”


This was all about exploring a connection, breaking through the barriers and grabbing a once in a lifetime opportunity with both hands. Confiding, trusting and finding that soul mate, that no matter the bad, makes everything seem so much better. Absolutely adored it, read it one sitting and could easily re-read it again.


“I used to think Hunter Delucia had stolen a piece of my heart. But I was wrong. Because eventually, even the heart stops beating. This man stole a piece of my soul—because the soul lives forever, and so will my love for this beautiful man.”


About the Author:

     

 Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in nineteen languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six. 



Other books from Vi Keeland: 

Standalone novels

Beautiful Mistake



Egomaniac



Bossman



The Baller



Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)



Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)

Beat



Throb



MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)

Worth the Fight



Worth the Chance



Worth Forgiving



The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You



Made for You



Co-written novels


Cocky Bastard



Stuck-Up Suit

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Playboy Pilot 



Mister Moneybags

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Dear Bridget, I Want You

Friday, 12 January 2018

Cover Reveal & Giveaway ~ One Last Time by Corinne Michaels

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One Last Time by Corinne Michaels 
Release Date: February 26th, 2018 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Book Description:

From New York Times bestselling author, Corinne Michaels, comes a new heartwarming standalone romance.

I’m getting really good at cutting my losses. 

First, the husband. Divorcing him was the best decision I ever made. But between single-parenting and job-hunting, I can’t catch my breath. When a celebrity blogging position falls into my lap, I’m determined to succeed. 

That is, until I get my first assignment and actually see Noah Frazier for the first time . . . practically naked and dripping wet. My heart races and I forget how to form complete sentences. His chiseled abs, irresistible smirk, and crystal blue eyes are too perfect to be real. So, what do I do? Get drunk and humiliate myself, of course. 

I’m ready to forget the awkward night, yet Noah has no intention of allowing me to move on. Instead, he arranges for me to write a feature on him, ensuring a lot more time together. One embarrassing moment after another, one kiss after another, and before I can stop myself, I realize—I’m falling in love with him. 

But when the unthinkable happens, can I even blame him for cutting his losses? 

What I wouldn’t give for just one last time . . .

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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.

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Monday, 8 January 2018

Review ~ End Game (Dirty Money 4) by Lisa Renee Jones


Book Description:

How deep can you love?

Passion and danger collide in the explosive finale to Emily and Shane's story.

After tragedy strikes, Shane hovers on the edge of being consumed by darkness. He will fight for the woman he loves. He will destroy his enemy. He will not back down. As shocking twists, dark secrets, and explosive betrayals within the Brandon family come to the light, Shane must fight harder than ever before.

Every thread weaves a dangerous web. Emily and Derek. Brandon Senior. Maggie and her affair. The leader of the dangerous cartel who's wedged itself inside the Brandon Empire. It all comes to a head in the shattering conclusion to the Dirty Money series.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars


“I will live to hurt you. I will live to torture you. You will die a slow, painful death for this.”


I couldn’t wait for the conclusion to this series and Lisa Renee Jones did not disappoint with one heck of a page turner. Once I picked this one up there was no stopping me as I devoured it from first to last page. Lisa Renee Jones left us on a doozy of a cliff hanger in book three and while I still had the ending clear in my head, I was grateful for the re-cap that she provides before the book starts. End Game starts where Bad Deeds ended and once you start, you won’t come up for breath.

Shane and Emily’s story was left in a bloody heap at the end of Bad Deeds and without giving anything away, this review is going to be vague. The fallout from Shane’s brother’s activities with the Martina Cartel is far from over and Shane spends the majority of this book still putting right, Derek’s wrongs. Amongst the legal stuff though is the continuation of the story and this book, as well as suspenseful was sad as hell.


“This book is not closed, but we’re the ones turning the pages.”


I cried a river reading this book as well as being on the edge of my seat as Shane fights to right so many wrongs. Love and loss is the meat of this book, and while at times it was quite sappy, for me, that was needed to start to mend my broken heart. All the puzzle pieces begin to fall into place but the Martina Cartel are not going to make anything easy. This book really tests Shane’s limits, how far would our clean-cut lawyer go to save the people he loved? This book has Shane questioning everything he knows about himself but at least he is surrounded by grounded people that can take the emotion out of his decisions.

This has been a fantastic series and as ever, Lisa Renee Jones’s writing had me on the edge of my seat one minute and swooning the next. I wish I could include more quotes, I highlighted a tonne but they are all spoilers and this is definitely a conclusion you need to read all by yourself. I have been addicted to this authors writing style since the first book I picked up of hers and with a new series on the horizon and a busy publishing schedule for 2018, I cannot wait to see what comes next.

Other Books in Series:

Hard Rules (Book One)


Damage Control (Book Two)


Bad Deeds (Book Three)

Friday, 5 January 2018

Friday Frights ~ PNR Review ~ Straight to Hell (Hell's Gate Book 1) by Jane Hinchey


Book Description:

Everything you think you know is about to change.
My name is Lucifer. You can call me Lucy – I’m also known as the Devil and Satan, though why my idiot brothers came up with those nicknames is beyond me. I’m an Arch Angel and I run Hell. Yup, I’m the CEO.

Hell is easy. Hell runs like a well-oiled machine. Punishment befitting your sins is carried out and once your sentence is done, voilĂ , you get to go to Heaven. Simple. Easy.

Until suddenly there’s a blip on the radar. A breach. Some numbnuts on earth are trying to open a portal to another dimension. A very bad, very terrifying, very deadly dimension. So instead of my simple life in Hell, I end up earth side, where nothing is as it seems, looking for the soul-stealing monster, avoiding the grumpy angel sent from Heaven and finding out my brothers Michael and Gabriel are twats. That last part’s not true – I’ve known they were twats all along. 

With an unexpected fondness for my new human friends as a distraction, and my demonic presence stirring up a shit show of epic proportions, all I want to do is go back to my peaceful life in Hell. But someone has to save the world. It may as well be me.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Shirley ~ 5 stars


I've got to admit I thoroughly enjoyed this first book in a brand-new series. It’s a fun read but also has a compelling story and is a touch erotic.

Who would of thought that Lucifer is in fact a woman, whoa. Also, she is not only the evil person that everyone believed but is in fact a compassionate woman who cares about the human race.

Lucifer or Lucy as she likes to be called gets more than she bargained for when she came up to Earth. After finding out that a soul stealer has come through from another dimension, she finds he has already killed and was determined to stop him at all costs and send him back to where he belonged. This is how she meets Levi, handsome and sexy and Lucy falls hard.

After Levi gets over the shock when meeting Lucy for the first time and he explained who she was.


"You're...You're... a woman."
He blew out a surprised breath.
"Correct." Lucy says.


Working together to find the soul stealer the attraction between them gets hot even for a girl from Hell. So much so that it leaves Lucy baffled as to how strong her feelings were for a human and when Levi took her in his arms.


“He pulled me to a halt, and lowered his mouth to mine, fusing us together. He wrapped his arms around me, the hold tight, unyielding. The heat was blistering and surreal at the same time, and I felt it all the way down to my toes.”


With more hurdles to overcome, like having to eat like a human lol, Lucy comes up against animosity from a friend of old. Also, a brother out for vengeance.

Great read, loved every word. I couldn't put it down. Hate having to wait until January to how it all goes for Levi, but I'm sure it will be well worth the wait. Excellent book Ms Hinchey.

Cover Reveal ~ Combust (Standalone Everyday Heroes Series) by K Bromberg

Another Fire Fighter!!!

Release Date: 29th January 2018


Book Description:

From New York Times Bestselling author, K. Bromberg, comes the second standalone book in the Everyday Heroes series. Just how hot will firefighter Grady Malone turn up the heat?

Songwriter Dylan McCoy has been burned.

By her boyfriend she found in her bed . . . with someone else.

By the contract she signed that obligates her to work with him until the songs for his new album are complete.

By her agent when she asked Dylan to keep their breakup on the down-low.

When she finds herself in Sunnyville, she refuses to let her new roommate burn her too. Still . . . a rebound has never looked so good.

That’s her first thought when she sees firefighter Grady Malone.

Sexy. Charismatic. Unapologetic. He’s a man who carries his own scars—the ones on his back, the survivor’s guilt on his soul, and the fear in his heart.

When an unexpected visitor puts their roommate status to the test, will their undeniable attraction burn out, or will they both take a chance and play with fire?

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About the Author:

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New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love. 

 A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow. 

 Since publishing her first book in 2013, K. has sold over one million copies of her books and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times. 

 In April, she’ll release The Player, the first in a two-book sports romance series (The Catch, book 2, will be released late June), with many more already outlined and ready to be written. 

 She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media or sign up for her newsletter to stay up to date on all her latest releases and sales HERE 

Cover Reveal ~ Hero (A Standalone Morgan Brothers Book) by Lauren Rowe

I LOVE THIS COVER and he is a real firefighter!!

Release Date: 12th March 2018


Book Description:

A standalone contemporary romance in the MORGAN BROTHERS SERIES from USA Today Bestselling Author Lauren Rowe. The story of firefighter Colby Morgan that proves heroes come in many forms . . .

The first time I laid eyes on Lydia Decker, I couldn’t speak. Or breathe. Or string two coherent thoughts together. 
And I don’t mean any of that figuratively. 
I’m not talking about a guy being floored by the sight of a gorgeous woman—although, of course, Lydia is gorgeous beyond words. 
No, when I first laid eyes on Lydia Decker—my physical therapist—I was lying flat on my back in the ICU, high as a kite on painkillers, breathing on a ventilator, my bones as broken and splintered as my spirit. 
When I first laid eyes on Lydia Decker, she was a ray of light in the dark. Hope for the hopeless. A salve for my singed and battered soul.
She said she’d been assigned to fix me. That she was there to bring me back to life. She said helping me was her calling. 
And then she touched me. Physically, emotionally, spiritually. She healed me. 
And I fell in love.
But what I didn’t know . . . what I couldn’t possibly know . . . was that Lydia Decker needed fixing far more than I ever did.


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About the Author:

Lauren RoweUSA Today and international bestselling author Lauren Rowe lives in San Diego, California, where, in addition to writing books, she performs with her dance/party band at events all over Southern California, writes songs, takes embarrassing photos of her Boston terrier, Buster, spends time with her family, and narrates audiobooks. Much to Lauren’s thrill, her books have been translated all over the world in multiple languages and hit multiple domestic and international bestseller lists. To find out about Lauren’s upcoming releases and giveaways, sign up for Lauren’s emails at www.LaurenRoweBooks.com or say hi to her on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (@laurenrowebooks).

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Release Day Review ~ Three Blind Dates (Dating by Numbers #1) by Meghan Quinn


Book Description:

"Good Morning Malibu, it’s another beautiful day on the west coast! I'm Noely Clark, your host: and I'm in the market for love…”

When the publicity team of the new local restaurant, Going in Blind, began their search for a hot, local celebrity to promote the wildly popular eatery, they couldn’t have found a better person than me. 

Outgoing? Check.
Single? Check.
Open to finding love? Check. 

I signed up immediately. 

A hopeless romantic with an exceedingly demanding schedule, I've found it impossible to find the man of my dreams—so Going in Blind seems too good to be true! That’s until they start setting me up on dates—three very different, very attractive, very distinct blind dates—and only one thing is for certain . . .

I’m in big trouble. 

Good Morning Malibu,
I'm Noely Clark, and I have a choice to make.
The question is who will I choose; the suit, the rebel, or the jock.



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Our Review:

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


“I always think making friends as an adult is hard, but finding someone to spend the rest of your life with, now that’s the ultimate challenge.”


Meghan Quinn is one author I can guarantee will make me laugh, even if she doesn’t mean to and while Three Blind Dates is a Rom-Com the laughs were plentiful, the swoon factor was ever present and the plot was addictive and unputdownable. Meghan Quinn is one of my one click authors, no matter the book she always seems to tick all my boxes and once again she has hit the jackpot, 5 glorious stars. Our heroine is in a position a lot of us will have experienced, single, getting older, wants to settle down and yet cannot find the time or any decent men to dip her toe into the dating pool again. With a new app on the market that guarantees to find you “your one” was an opportunity that she could not turn down and so begins her Three Blind Dates.


“But I want our match to be close with a little bit of wiggle room for some give and take, because what’s love without a little bit of compromise, without being able to adapt to your partner and love what they love? It’s the people in our life who mold us, and I’m far from being molded completely.”


Noely is a co-host on morning TV and between work, her schedule and the fact she is well known, she still finds herself one hundred percent single. Wanting more from her single existence, when the app “Going in Blind” goes live she sees this as her opportunity to find her love of a life time and with the app setting up the dates, basing matches on compatibility, both emotionally and on personality and boasting a high success rate, she goes all in.


“I want to be cherished, for someone to call me his own. And I want to give myself to that someone for as long as we both shall live. I want to be in love.”


Noely finds herself on three blind dates, we have The Suit, The Rebel and The Jock. I am not going to go into the dates or anything as you need to read how each pans out and the fun and shenanigans that each entail, but for once, I was on the winning team.


“Three men. Three perfectly matched men. Three perfectly matched, handsome, amazing men…”


As ever, Meghan Quinn brings her own brand of humour to Three Blind Dates and writes a story that any single woman, both past and present, can relate to. This book was full of fun, wit and was downright swoon worthy as three men, that were all amazing in their own right, fight for their chance to make Noely, their one.


“Look,” I press my pelvis against Natasha’s and pull away. “My V just touched Natasha’s V, but did we share a sweaty night together? No it was just a little V tap.”
“A vag high five.” “Exactly.” I point at Natasha. “A little chest bump but with our lady bits.”


With some great secondary characters that will literally have you peeing yourself laughing, I loved everything about this book and the fact that the two men that didn’t get the girl get their own book is music to my ears. With this dating app, I cannot wait to see who these amazing guys end up with.


“You want your forever.”
“Yeah, I want my forever.”