Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dante's Fire Book Trailer

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BOOK BLURB: 
It’s Time To Meet A New Kind Of Hero...

Dante Stark has a dark secret--a legacy left to him by his father which is both a blessing and a curse. A traumatic experience as a small boy gave him special powers of healing, but it comes with a price. Destined to wander the world alone to heal others, he's accepted his fate. Until Selina Rogers forces him to confront his deepest fears, erotic desires, and question his capacity to love.

Selina Rogers has made a name for herself at Inferno Enterprises. She's tough, confident and prepared to succeed. She's also built a world she believes is safe, until she's attacked and then saved by a masked stranger. As he helps her heal physically and emotionally, she becomes fascinated by his overwhelming power and gentle touch. Determined to show Dante the love he's been denying himself, Selina surrenders her heart, and dreams of a future with the mysterious man who completes her.

But will his dark legacy destroy them...or save them both..


DANTE'S FIRE Goodreads link:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22587388-dante-s-fire

The book is also up for pre-order:
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sublime Wreckage Blog Tour



Synopsis
Maggie Wilson wants nothing more than to graduate from high school and get as far away from her mother as possible. She has been in survival mode most of her life and is more determined than ever to get into a good college. Her desire to escape to a better future fuels her motivation and keeps her focused on what really matters, breaking free of the hell she lives in.
Everything is going according to plan until she meets Vincent Moreno. She questions her attraction to him because of his rumored bad boy behavior. What starts off as an amazing friendship develops into the greatest love of her life. A love so powerful, it has her reconsidering everything.
Find out what journey their lives take as they form a connection like no other.

LINKS:
the Amazon Links: 
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About the Author
Charlene Zapata lives in Texas with her husband and two children. She attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio where she graduated with a degree in Social Work. Although she was mostly                      raised in Ohio she is a Texan at heart and glad to be back home.
Sublime Wreckage is her debut novel. It will be followed up with Sublime Resistance.
To find out more information visit her FB page:




My Review
I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This story sucked me in from the very beginning.  I really liked Maggie and felt deeply for her throughout the book.  Maggie proves to be an extremely strong person mentally and I wish I could have just a little bit of that inner strength.  Her relationship with Vince was one of the things I liked most about the book.  It wasn't a relationship that was rushed into and we really get to see the characters getting to know each other before jumping in head first.
I am anxiously awaiting the second book! 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Book Blitz: Deadly Betrayal




DEADLY BETRAYAL (Deadly Vices, Book Three)

By
Kristine Cayne


Release Date: July 21, 2014



An Afghan woman’s rights activist with a dark secret.

Azita Seraj, doctor and women’s rights activist in Afghanistan, is horrified to learn that her late husband’s brother, Khalid Mullazai, is giving his eleven-year-old niece to a militant warlord. Desperate to save the girl, she reaches out to the only hope she has: an American soldier she treated several years earlier for a near-fatal gunshot wound. A wound he received in an ambush she’d unwittingly initiated. Can she enlist his aid and still keep secret her betrayal?

An American soldier searching for answers.

Kaden Christiansen never forgot the beautiful Afghan doctor who saved his life, and when he receives her cry for help, he doesn’t hesitate. He relishes the opportunity to see Azita again, and being in-country will give him a chance to hunt down the person responsible for the ambush that left one of his men dead.

A deadly conspiracy that threatens them both...

Pursued by Mullazai and the warlord’s fighters as they travel across the country disguised and posing as a married couple, Kaden and Azita begin to fall for their own act and for each other. But Kaden senses that Azita is holding back. Is the reason their cultural differences, or something darker?






Catch up on my award-winning DEADLY VICES series before the launch of book three, DEADLY BETRAYAL on July 21st!

DEADLY OBSESSION - 4.4 stars on 107 reviews

Nic Lamoureux's perfect movie star life is shattered by a stalker who threatens any woman close to him. When he meets photographer Lauren James, the attraction is instant--and mutual. She's exactly the sort of woman he craves, but the stalker makes deadly clear Lauren is the competition. And the competition must be eliminated.

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DEADLY ADDICTION - 4.8 stars on 39 reviews

When Rémi Whitedeer and Alyssa Morgan uncover a drug-fueled scheme on the Blackriver Reserve—a scheme involving a biker gang from Alyssa’s past and a militant sovereigntist group led by Rémi’s cousin—Rémi must choose between loyalty to family and tribe or his growing love for Alyssa. Will Rémi and Alyssa have to leave everything behind—even their identities—for the chance at a future together?

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Release Day Launch: Falling for her Husband

We are so excited about the Release Day Launch for FALLING FOR HER HUSBAND by Karen Erickson! FALLING FOR HER HUSBAND is the third novel in Erickson's romantic suspense The Renaldis Series published by Samhain Publishing!!   Falling for Her Husband

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Excerpt: She traced his lips with her fingertip, her touch so light it sent a shiver stealing through him. He parted his lips and she dropped her hand, brushed his mouth with hers again, softer this time. Lingering. As if she wanted more. God knew he wanted more. Needed more. He’d missed his wife so damn much. Reaching up, he cupped her uninjured cheek, holding her to him as he took over the kiss, parting her lips with his delving tongue. She welcomed him, the soft sound of pleasure making his skin tight, and he slid his fingers into her thick, silky hair, holding her to him. When was the last time they kissed like this? He couldn’t remember. All he knew was he could devour her. Kiss her for hours. Touch her everywhere. Slowly strip off her clothes… “Sorry.” He broke away from her still seeking lips, feeling like an ass. “We’ve gone too far.” “What? Are you serious?” The teasing smile curving her lips would be the death of him. He knew it. “We aren’t teenagers with curfews, Vince. You’re my husband. You can do with me what you wish.” If that wasn’t a bold invitation… “You’re still in recovery, Amber. I can’t push too hard. I don’t want to hurt you.” “I’m not dead.” She slid closer to him, pressing her cheek to his so her lips rested just beside his ear. “I want you. It’s been too long since I’ve felt you inside me.” If she only knew the truth to that statement. They hadn’t been together in months. And her words of promise, the way she moved against him, the honey sweet taste of her still on his lips…it was taking everything within him not to jump her. Take her back to their new bedroom and christen that giant king-sized bed properly. “Amber,” he said warningly, but it was no use. His persistent wife was now nibbling on his ear. And she knew how much he loved that. What it did to him. Such a dirty trick. “If you’re afraid you’ll hurt me, don’t be.” She nipped his earlobe, and a low hum that he couldn’t hold back escaped him. “I know you’ll be gentle this time. We can take it slow. Can’t we?” He wanted to. God knew how badly he missed having her beneath him, naked and willing. But it would kill him if he hurt her. He’d never forgive himself. And what if he couldn’t control himself? Her body, the way she responded to his every touch and kiss had always been his weakness. The first time they met she’d flashed that wicked smile at him and he’d been done. Dead. They’d moved fast. One minute they were flirting, the next, they were kissing. And then…he got her into his bed. He never let her out of his life after that. Sexually, they were combustible. Could he hold himself back if he had her naked in his bed? He wasn’t sure. FFHH RDL banner ABOUT FALLING FOR HER HUSBAND: She’s desperate to remember…and he’s desperate to forget. The Renaldis, Book 3 As one of the heads of his family’s well-respected fashion house, Vincenzo Renaldi is used to living life at light speed. His relationship with Amber, a successful model, was the definition of “jet-set”, from whirlwind romance to quickie wedding. Now, at the rate these two workaholics are going, they may as well live in two different worlds. Determined to recapture the magic that drew them together, Vince flies to New York to confront his wife. And only succeeds in chasing her away—straight into the path of a moving car. When Amber awakens in the hospital, she’s overjoyed to see her husband by her side. Yet there’s something behind the relief in his tired eyes. And something behind his determination to treat her like a queen. Something that lurks just beyond the shadows of her missing memories. And when the truth re-emerges, the pain could be a sign of healing…or the final straw that tears them apart once and for all. Warning: The last of the Renaldi brothers finally gets his story. Which means a hot and possessive Italian man is on the menu, determined to show his beautiful wife just how much he loves her. In every sizzling, sexy way he can. Author photoAbout Karen Erickson: USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson writes what she loves to read - sexy contemporary romance. Digitally published since 2006, she's a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children.    

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Cover Reveal: Fear and Desire





Fear and Desire
The synopsis

He will Fear. She will forever Desire
What is love? What does it mean? Does it mean to love and to cherish your one true love?
Does it mean to hold her close and not to let her go no matter what?
Does it mean not to keep secrets from her? But the secrets I keep gnaw at my mind; they dominate my weakened heart and soul. I live in fear, constant frightening fear that I will lose her, lose my one true love.
Do I tell her? Do I reveal all?


He loves me. I have to be believe that Nathan loves me but the very thought of losing him causes me to desire him even more.
It seems we all fear and we all desire but when life throws problems at you love must conquer all.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Cover Reveal: Dante's Fire by Jennifer Probst

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Here is the cover for DANTE'S FIRE, the upcoming title by New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer Probst. The book will be released on August 26th.

  BOOK BLURB: It’s Time To Meet A New Kind Of Hero...   Dante Stark has a dark secret--a legacy left to him by his father which is both a blessing and a curse. A traumatic experience as a small boy gave him special powers of healing, but it comes with a price. Destined to wander the world alone to heal others, he's accepted his fate. Until Selina Rogers forces him to confront his deepest fears, erotic desires, and question his capacity to love.   Selina Rogers has made a name for herself at Inferno Enterprises. She's tough, confident and prepared to succeed. She's also built a world she believes is safe, until she's attacked and then saved by a masked stranger. As he helps her heal physically and emotionally, she becomes fascinated by his overwhelming power and gentle touch. Determined to show Dante the love he's been denying himself, Selina surrenders her heart, and dreams of a future with the mysterious man who completes her.   But will his dark legacy destroy them...or save them both... DantesFire_Teaser1 -------------
GOODREADS CONTEST:

Jennifer will be releasing 5 pages from Dante's Fire for adds the book gets on Goodreads before the book releases.

800 adds gets 5 pages released

1500 adds gets 10 pages released

  You can add it to Goodreads here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22587388-dante-s-fire  

COVER REVEAL CONTEST

 
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  DantesFire_Teaser2  
Jennifer Probst

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cover Reveal of Finding Forever






**Cover reveal**
Book- Finding Forever
Living Again Series #4
Author- L.L. Collins 
Genre- Contemporary Romance

Blurb- 
Lacey Russell has had enough heartbreak and loss for one lifetime. Turning tragedy into motivation, she becomes a veterinarian to honor her mother’s memory. She knows the path her life is on and she decided long ago that falling in love is not part of that plan. She’s seen firsthand that all it does is cause sorrow and pain. Brantley Tucker is the heir to Tucker Ranch, the most well-known ranch in all of Nashville. Much to the dismay of his parents, he doesn’t want it. It’s always been his dream to model, and he’s worked hard to achieve success. All he wants is to be supported and loved, but he wonders if that will ever happen for him. After many chance encounters throw Lacey and Brant together, it feels like something bigger than them is at work. When Lacey gets news that shatters her entire world, can she accept the support and love that Brant offers, or will the fear of the unknown make her turn down the chance at finding her forever?

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Review of Undone by Shannon Richard

Undone
Author: Shannon Richard
Series: Country Roads
Rating: 5 Stars

Synopsis: Things Paige Morrison will never understand about Mirabelle, Florida:

Why wearing red shoes makes a girl a harlot
Why a shop would ever sell something called "buck urine"
Why everywhere she goes, she runs into sexy-and infuriating-Brendan King

After losing her job, her apartment, and her boyfriend, Paige has no choice but to leave Philadelphia and move in with her retired parents. For an artsy outsider like Paige, finding her place in the tightly knit town isn't easy-until she meets Brendan, the hot mechanic who's interested in much more than Paige's car. In no time at all, Brendan helps Paige find a new job, new friends, and a happiness she wasn't sure she'd ever feel again. With Brendan by her side, Paige finally feels like she can call Mirabelle home. But when a new bombshell drops, will the couple survive, or will their love come undone?



Review:
This was such a cute feel good book! Paige had me cracking up throughout the book when her temper got the best of her. Brendan was so sweet and the perfect balance to Paige's personality. This was my first book by the author but will NOT be my last!

Can't wait to read the next book following Jax and Grace!
 



If you liked this book you might also enjoy Dakota Cassidy's Plum Orchard series and The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken!



The Baby and the Bride by Laura Barnard

The Baby & the Bride
Sequel to the #1 Amazon Best-Seller, The Debt & the Doormat (available for FREE)
 
Blurb
Poppy and Jazz’s lives sound perfect on paper. Jazz has a new baby and Poppy’s getting married. But their realities are very different. 

Poppy must strive to keep her cool new job with crazy hours, while trying to keep Ryan happy. Before she knows it her wedding has got out of control, thanks to her mother, the runners at work are bullying her, her parents are in financial difficulty and she’s doubting everything and everyone she ever knew. 

Meanwhile Jazz is struggling with motherhood, something a credit card won’t fix. Why won’t this baby give her a break? Will Jazz be able to cope before she loses it? 

And will Poppy make it down the aisle? Will Ryan even be waiting?


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Just Say Yes Cover Reveal



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THIS COVER IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I can't wait to get my hands on this book! 
 
Book 1 in the Series is The Reason

 
Just Say Yes is the second book of the "Just Say Yes" series by Jen Andrews. 
Book one, The Reason, is currently for sale on Amazon.

~Synopsis~

After an accident lands Zoey in the hospital, her life, once again, takes a turn 
in the wrong direction.

Andy starts acting differently and won’t talk to her about what is bothering 
him. He’s distant and broody, and the closer it gets to Zoey’s upcoming 
vacation, the more unsettling Andy’s behavior becomes.

Once Zoey leaves for vacation, life doesn’t get any easier for her, until she 
begins to volunteer at a local horse ranch. There she meets Josie, a former 
therapist, who spent her career helping orphans. While she is working at the 
ranch, unbeknownst to her, Josie is helping Zoey better herself and heal.

Zoey and Andy both realize they have issues from their troubling pasts that need 
to be dealt with during the month that Zoey is gone, and they agree to work on 
them. By the time she comes home, they’ve both succeeded at putting their 
previous tragedies behind them and are looking forward to their future together.

On what should be the happiest day of their lives, Andy is completely blindsided 
by disturbing news from his past. While Andy is away and trying desperately to 
find out if the information he’s received is true, Zoey suspects a life changing 
situation that could either ruin her and Andy, or make them completely whole.

Can their relationship survive Andy’s devastation, or will their lives fall 
apart forever? Will Zoey find it within her newfound strength to hold them 
together?

Monday, July 7, 2014

Saxon (Morning Alliance #1)


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Saxon
by Chantal Fernando
Morning Alliance #1
Publication Date: August 11, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary, Romance, Erotic
Pre-order From: AmazonAmazon UKAmazon AU
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Saxon Cover

Synopsis: Some men won’t take no for an answer. And some women might find this flattering, being asked out over and over again by a man determined to have you. But not me. Not that the man in question isn’t sexy as sin, funny as hell and charming as they get. Because he is. Sometimes you just can’t allow yourself to be interested in someone for other reasons, other variables. This is one of those times. Saxon Tate is my best friend’s ex-boyfriend. He cheated on her. He could possibly cheat again. That's three strikes. He’s out.

About Chantal Fernando
Chantal Fernando
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is twenty seven years old and lives in Western Australia.
When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Silent Love by Casey Clipper



Silent Love (The Love Series) - Bio, Blurb, and Links


Bio:
Bestselling Contemporary Romance Author Casey Clipper lives in Pittsburgh, PA. She's an admitted sports fanatic and chocolate lover (though that could be classified more as an addiction). An avid romance reader, she loves to lose herself in a good book. Casey is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Contemporary Romance Writers, Pennwriters, the Authors Guild, TRRW, ASMSG, and IAN.



Silent Love (The Love Series-Book 1) blurb: 

Former Navy SEAL Sean Millen has been perfectly fine with his bachelorhood until recently, when he realizes he's unhappy with his single status. Unfortunately, his playboy reputation doesn't offer him the type of woman that could fulfill his days and nights as well as settle into the specific life he envisions.  

Four years ago, Beth Connors' world was entirely altered. Beth spends her days trying to remain invisible in order to avoid unwanted attention. Each night she sheds grief-filled tears over the former life she once led but will never be able to regain.

When Beth literally runs into him. Doctor Sean Millen. A force of nature. A rock. A reputable heartbreaker, who takes an immediate interest in her, there's no place for her to hide. But Beth's natural instinct to push Sean away to save herself and him from the difficult task of adjusting their lives to her shortcomings is always front and center. Yet, Beth secretly longs for love. Is she strong enough to tear down the walls of her self-imposed prison?

Sean finds himself falling for a woman who is determined to reject his every advance and deny their surprisingly deep connection. Can Sean push past Beth's concrete walls that she refuses to destroy? Or will Beth's shocking revelation of her past prevent them from finding the love they both deserve? Or will a tragic accident pull Sean and Beth apart permanently?    


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Excerpt

Silent Love (The Love Series) - excerpts

Excerpt 1
Hanging his head back, Sean finally felt exhaustion creep in. His limbs and eyelids grew heavy. Would he even be able to drive himself home? A knock on the door interrupted him about to lose consciousness.
     "Hey, brother, need a ride?" Ryan asked. Once again, his brother used his stealthy, ingrained SEAL skills to gain access to the part of the hospital he wasn’t cleared to enter. Sean admired his brother’s lack of ability to follow set rules. He casually leaned against the doorframe and crossed his beefy arms over his chest. Ryan’s normally sharp blue eyes looked just as tired as his.
     "Yeah, I don't think I can drive," he answered.
     "You gonna get dressed?" Ryan asked and raised a brow.
     Sean snorted. "Don't know if I can."
     Ryan laughed and jerked his head. "Come on, let's get you out of here."
     Slowly Sean stood, his bones creaking and cracking. His body was no longer able to pull these long shifts without paying a hard price. Edging closer to age forty, maybe he needed to consider Courtney's offer.
     "Talked to Court," Sean said while he followed his brother.
     "Yeah? How is she?" Ryan asked.
     "Good, I guess. I didn't ask. She was supposed to come over, but she understood I'm too tired. She had Mary cook for us, though, and left the food in the fridge," he said.
     "Thank god. I love Mary's cooking. I don't think I could handle take-out again tonight," Ryan moaned.
     "I know," he said. They went into the locker room, and Sean slowly slid into his sweats and tee shirt. "Court offered me up money again to open my own clinic."
     "You should take it," Ryan said, seated on the bench, packing his brother's gym bag.
     "I don't want to owe Derrick Murphy money," he groaned.
     "Derrick wouldn't do that to you or his wife," Ryan countered.
     "You think?"
     "I know," Ryan answered confidently. "Court would have him by the balls if she ever found out he treated either one of us like a client. Not only that, he feels he's indebted to us," Ryan pointed out.
     "True, but I don't want to seem as if I'm collecting on that," he said.
     His brother shook his head. "He won't see it any other way, but he will treat us with respect and more than likely give you the money."
     “I don’t want a gift,” he said.
     Ryan shrugged. “You might not have a say. Derrick’s pretty damn in control of what he wants and when he wants it. No isn’t in his vocabulary. Well, except for Court,” he snickered.
     Sean smirked. “True. I don’t know how she deals with that man.”
     “She’s lucky to have him,” Ryan noted.
     “Agreed.”
     Sean pulled on his fleece, picked up his bag, and both men leisurely left the locker room. They took the elevator to the ground floor and headed towards the VA Hospital employee parking garage. Sean stepped through the double doors that led to the garage and was hit in the chest by a ball of coal black hair and thin limbs in a navy business suit. Before he could reach out and grasp her, she flew back and landed hard on her ass. Papers from folders skimmed across the concrete floor. She landed so damn hard Sean and Ryan winced.
     “Good lord,” Ryan said from behind him.
     Sean reached down to help the poor girl up. “Are you all right?”
     That’s when he was struck by lightning. A set of ocean blue eyes looked up at him, frazzled and confused. Lined with black lashes, they hit him straight in the gut.
     “Jesus,” Ryan whispered. 
     With his hand outstretched, Sean stood struck stupid, unable to find his voice.
     Flawless, milky skin contrasted dramatically with her inky hair. Like a porcelain doll.
     She reached up and placed her dainty hand into his. Engulfing her palm, he helped her off the ground. Ryan dutifully chased dancing papers around the garage.
     “Sorry.” Her voice was soft and delicate. If he hadn’t been paying attention, he might not have heard her.
     Pulling free of his grasp, her natural warmth left him. An odd feeling of loss briefly washed over him. He watched her brush off her hands and her backside, then pull her jacket into place. Cinched at the waist, that suit highlighted her hourglass figure. It didn’t matter how exhausted he was, his body stirred at the sight.
     Ryan approached with a stack of skewed papers. “Sorry, they’re probably out of order.”
     “Thank you,” she said, again her voice barely audible.
     “You’re welcome,” Ryan said, handing her the papers. “Ryan Millen.”
     Sean couldn’t miss how she zeroed in on his brother’s lips. She blushed. “Beth Connors.”
     “The guy next to me who’s lost his voice is my brother, Sean,” his dumbass brother said.
     Finally Sean shook off his momentary stupidity and rolled his eyes. He stuck out his hand. “Sean Millen. Sorry to meet you like this, Beth.”
     She turned his direction and zeroed in on his mouth. Her tiny, pink tongue darted out and wet her full lips. Sean could have sworn his dick punched through his sweats. How fucking embarrassing.
     Once again, her soft hand ended up in his, but this time her grasp was firm as she finally looked him in the eyes.
     “Hello,” she said softly. “I better get inside. I’m already fifteen minutes late.”
     “Nice to meet you, Beth,” he said. “Maybe we’ll see each other again around the hospital.”