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100 Proof by Shanora Williams Blog Tour & Review

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100 Proof, an all-new taboo STANDALONE romance from Shanora Williams is available now!

 

 

100 Proof

 

 

100 Proof by Shanora Williams

Release Date: May 18th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

 

I was the low life.

The screw up.

The hopeless one with no future.

He was the rich guy. The smart one. The one who had it all.

My parents admired everything he did, while I was known for being their greatest disappointment. I didn’t follow the path they paved for me.

I drank and partied and did whatever the hell I wanted. The buzz was something I couldn’t live without – the fire that filled my veins after each sip always kept me running back for more.

But then I met her, and suddenly the drinks didn’t matter. The parties weren’t as fun. That fiery buzz came second for once.

I drowned only in her, wanting her more than I wanted to exist.

But even with her, I screwed things up.

Now, he’s with the woman I love. And he may have her, but what he should know is that even with all of his money, that nice house, and his expensive cars, her mind, body, and soul will always belong to me.

And I’m not sorry about it, brother, ’cause she was mine first.

 

 

 

Excerpt

 

Breakfast was supposed to be happening in less than thirty minutes. I couldn’t bail on Vin. He would have taken it personally. I figured filling him in in person would be okay.

I wouldn’t even eat with him. I’d let him know what was going on and tell him he should schedule a flight back home as soon as he wanted to.

I collected my keys and my clutch before I could process my thoughts, but as I climbed into my car and started it up, driving away from our two-story brick home, I realized I wasn’t doing this for Vin’s benefit.

I was doing it for mine.

I wanted to see him again.

I wanted to know what was really going on with him.

I wanted updates on him and Zay. About California, period. I wanted to see if he’d changed at all—or if he was just giving the impression of it to try and win me over again. Not that he could, but he would try.

I knew this was stupid. I should have cancelled, like Lloyd said. By going to meet him—alone—I was asking for something to happen. I was secretly hoping to feel a connection again, but in the heat of the moment, I wasn’t exactly sure what that something was.

I drove with racing thoughts, wondering what I’d say—what I’d do. Do I hug him when I first see him? Do I shake his hand and pretend to be formal? Do I treat him like my future brother-in-law or as my former love?

I had no clue, but, still, I didn’t stop. I kept going until I was pulling into the parking lot of the busy restaurant and parking the car.

I didn’t fully breathe as I climbed out, didn’t stop moving as I walked towards the entrance. I didn’t fill my lungs with air until I saw him standing in the waiting area, wearing a navy blue T-shirt that clung to his firm upper body, dark wash jeans sitting low and snug on his hips, and his hair a beautiful, chaotic mess. The veins bulged on his arms, the very ones I used to have no problem tracing with the tip of my tongue.

My pulse roared.

And then it hit me.

This was exactly what I wanted to feel.

The electricity between us—the fire that could torch anything that stood in its way. I wanted to witness his smoldering eyes drinking me in, like I was the most beautiful woman in the world.

Lloyd had never given me this look. He had never stared for so long, like he would tear my clothes off right where we stood, no matter who was watching.

My throat tightened.

My core clenched.

But I pretended none of it was happening to me as I walked forward to meet him.

 

 

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This author has this uncanny ability of grabbing my attention from the get go, keeping me invested all the while ripping my heart out and then slowly putting it back together.  The prologue was heart breaking and that was my cue to bring out my tissues because I knew I was going to need them and I wasn’t wrong.  100 Proof is written in both past and present and alternating POV’s.

 

I was glad that we got to see the beautiful start to Vin and Marley’s relationship as well as their tragic end.  After the prologue we on pick up 2 plus years later and the passion and chemistry between them has only gotten stronger with time and distance.

 

I enjoyed the memories shared through the POV’s.  Vin and Marley shared a relationship that was sexy, intense but also jaded by drugs and alcohol.  It was only a matter of time before things went wrong.  Years later fate brings Vin and Marley back together if only to remind them each of their love.

 

I loved Vin even when he was lost.  Through his memories we slowly and painfully see how much pain and suffering he endured when he was younger.   Vin was the best book boyfriend, the man was relentless with Marley.  He knows he caused their demise but isn’t willing to let her go.  He uses their stolen moments to remind her of their good times.  I enjoyed how the author shows how hard it is for alcoholics to stay sober. We see first hand how hard Vin struggles to maintain his sobriety.

 

Marley was a character I wanted to shake a couple of times. I understood why she did what she but I just really wante but in order to save herself she needed to move on in life and away from Vin.  Her addiction to Vin kept her in a stand still in life but years later we see that her life without Vin is dark.  She literally sacrifices her happiness so that her mother can have a better life.  When fate brings Vin back into her life, her spark has returned and so has her desires and addiction to Vin.

 

This was an emotional journey and very frustrating.  The angst, sorrow, the push and pull Vin and Marley suffer gave this book feeling and depth.   This book  deals with hope, promises and second chances despite the many twists, turns and bumps Vin and Marley were thrown.  I highly recommend this read, just bring out the tissues.

 

 

 

About the Author

 

Shanora Williams is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who loves writing about flawed heroes and resilient heroines. She is a believer that love outweighs all, but doesn’t have a problem making her characters fight for their happily ever after.

She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and is the mother of two amazing boys, has a fiercely devoted and supportive man, and is a sister to eleven.

When she isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her family, binge reading, or running marathons on Netflix while scarfing down chocolate chip cookies.

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Road To The Sun by Keira Andrews ** Release Blitz & Giveaway

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 



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Length: 70,000 words

 



Blurb



A desperate father. A lonely ranger. Unexpected love that can’t be denied.


Jason Kellerman’s life revolves around his eight-year-old daughter. Teenage curiosity with his best friend led to Maggie’s birth, her mother tragically dying soon after. Insistent on raising his daughter himself, he was disowned by his wealthy family and has worked tirelessly to support Maggie—even bringing her west on a dream vacation. Only twenty-five, Jason hasn’t had time to even think about romance. So the last thing he expects is to question his sexuality after meeting an undeniably attractive park ranger.



Ben Hettler’s stuck. He loves working in the wild under Montana’s big sky, but at forty-one, his love life is non-existent, his ex-boyfriend just married and adopted, and Ben’s own dream of fatherhood feels impossibly out of reach. He’s attracted to Jason, but what’s the point? Besides the age difference and skittish Jason’s lack of experience, they live thousands of miles apart. Ben wants more than a meaningless fling.


Then a hunted criminal takes Maggie hostage, throwing Jason and Ben together in a desperate and dangerous search through endless miles of mountain forest. If they rescue Maggie against all odds, can they build a new family together and find a place to call home?


Road to the Sun is a May-December gay romance from Keira Andrews featuring adventure, angst, coming out, sexual discovery, and of course a happy ending.

 

 

 

 
Author Bio

After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, fantasy, and paranormal fiction and — although she loves delicious angst along the way — Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said:
“The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.”


 

 

 

As You Wish: Shatterproof Bond #1 by Isobel Starling ** Release Blitz & Giveaway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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Narrator: Gary Furlong
Length: 4hrs 9mins

 

 
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One wedding, two best men, one hell of a love story!


Declan Ramsay’s brother Oliver was marrying Annabelle Aiken at a fairytale castle on the banks of Loch Ness in Scotland. The bride and groom decided that Annabelle’s gay younger brother would share the best man duties with Declan. Declan had never met the kid who was to be his joint best man. Sam Aiken was abroad, working as an interpreter and finishing his studies. He wouldn’t meet Declan until a few days before the wedding, so the best men communicated and planned their speech by email for more than a year.


But on meeting Sam Aiken, Declan is surprised to realize the kid isn’t a kid at all, but a tall, blond, and athletic young man. Declan is sure he’s straight, so he’s alarmed by the ferocious attraction he feels for Sam. And as the attraction is reciprocated, the events at Dunloch Castle change everything Declan has ever believed about himself.


But, is Samuel Aiken all that he appears to be?

 

 

 
 
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Born in Germany, Isobel Starling spent most of her twenty-year professional career making art in Ireland. She relocated to the UK and, faced with the dreaded artist’s creative block, Isobel started to write and found she loved writing more than making art.


The ‘Shatterproof Bond’ series is an Amazon Gay Romance bestseller. Isobel has just completed her eleventh book and signed French and German and Italian, translation and publishing rights deals for the whole Shatterproof Bond series. The ‘As You Wish’ translation “Comme Vous Voudrez” is a best seller on Amazon France. It was released in German in March 2017, and as an audiobook in May 2017.


Isobel’s greatest love is writing M/M relationships, and she hopes one day to actually finish the fantasy novel that she put ‘to rest’ three years ago.

 

 

 

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Condemned By Him by L.M. Roberts Blog Tour & Review

 

 

 

 
Title: Condemned by Him
Series: Shattered Hearts Trilogy #1
Author: LM Roberts
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Release Date: February 24, 2017

 

 

 

 


 

Entangle yourself in the web of sensuality, dominance, and submission!

 


He hunkers down in front of me and lifts my chin with his forefinger. “You know what they say about people having dreams, don’t you?” I barely shake my head from side to side before he lets me in on his little tidbit of information. He smiles, and the emotion doesn’t reach his cold, dead eyes. “They always turn into nightmares.” 

Everly
Her life could only be described as one thing. Perfect. She was beloved by all and had everything that she ever wanted. Or did she? She’s due for her weekly hangout session with dear ol’ Pops when all of a sudden there’s a knock on the front door. Well, who could that be? Was it Dad forgetting his keys? Dad drunk off his rocker? Instead of Dad, she came face-to-face with a man as sinfully gorgeous as a piece of dark chocolate would be to a model – dark hair, impossibly dark eyes, and a body made of pure freaking perfection. Her breath caught in her lungs and instant fear raced up her spine. She had no idea what this man – one who could make even the hardest, coldest women swoon – was there for.

To take her. Own her. And condemn her.

Talon
Otherwise known as Sir or Big and Mighty – is a man who goes above and beyond to get what he wants. Having a rough start in life, he only wants to do one thing – to change one thing – his future. After doing a job for Richard “Dick” Thompson, the only form of payment he wants is – her. Working outside the law had its perks and she was the perkiest of them all – medium height, long dark brown hair, and captivating eyes that seemed to look right into his dark, dead, cold heart. His “edge” begins to soften when he’s near her – becoming weaker, tamer. He can’t let that happen. He needs to keep his mask firmly in place so those around him still see him as the badass-take-no-shit-hardest-motherfucker around. But it’s hard. Man, is it hard. His feelings and actions toward her begin to change. But, it’s too late.

Everly was condemned by him. But he was consumed by her.

Will Talon be able to see what’s right in front of him? Will Everly be able to hide the most important part of herself?

Only time, and a little pain will tell.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow, I can’t even describe what I just finished reading.  First let me say this book is dark, and it deals with harsh topics and may contain triggers for some readers.  If you are looking for a romance with hearts and flowers this is not the book for you. I love dark reads, the darker the better. L.M. Roberts really gave my mind a workout with this one.

 

The start of this book was like a firecracker going off and it never let up.  Condemned by Him follows the story of Talon and Everly.  These two characters are completely different from one another.  Talon is cruel, vicious and vile, whereas Everly is carefree, naive and trusting.  Talon takes Everly as a form of payment for a job he did for her father and things get very interesting.

 

There’s no why to describe how much I loved the character development in this book.  Talon was a sick and depraved character.  He’s only known cruelty and darkness but Everly ignites a spark in him.  I’d say maybe a spark of life but the jury is still out on that one.  I couldn’t stand this character.  I’m so glad we got to learn about his past because it explained a lot.  The things he put Everly through made me gag.   Everly of course can’t stand him, why would she the man does some pretty crappie things to her.  Her mind knows this man is not good but her body doesn’t commute those thoughts.  Talon is one sick dude but of course the author had to go and make him hot as sin.

 

As they start spending more time together we learn more and some of those ugly moments initiated some hot moments.  Holy Hellz Bellz, I’m was like   this is going well, wrong! The author Kindle slapped me with a mind blowing WTF plot twist I wasn’t expecting.  I’m talking chin meet floor while I pull my hair out twist.  I loved it!  Kudos L.M. Roberts because I usually figure things out before hand and you got me.  This is a wickedly captivating read, full of emotions, heart stopping moments and darkness that I really enjoyed.  I really wasn’t prepared for the roller coaster ride this book took me on.  I highly recommend this book for anyone that loves a dark read that will completely mess with your head.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bestselling author L.M. Roberts is a mother of two, completely obsessed with her darling husband of almost nine years, and is a cat mommy to a feisty little tabby named, Mellow, that acts like he’s the shit. (She now realizes she gave him the wrong name when she brought him home.) Her hobbies include writing, writing, and more writing! Besides working her dreaded day job, looking after her family, and attending college full-time to obtain her bachelor’s degree, she enjoys getting lost in her imagination, coming up with tantalizing, steamy, and just pretty much over-the-top romance novels for her readers to devour.


 

 

 

Release Blitz & Giveaway ** Lace by K.C. Wells

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When Shawn’s best mate Dave breaks up with his girlfriend, Shawn tries not to get his hopes up. After all, Dave’s still straight, right? Wrong. Dave reveals he’s bisexual, and that pounding you hear is Shawn’s heart. He’s loved Dave for so long, but he’s not about to jeopardize their friendship by telling Dave how he really feels.


But when Dave discovers Shawn’s little kink, it opens up a whole new chapter for the two friends. Except Shawn can’t help but worry – if there was no kink, would Dave be there? And is Shawn brave enough to find out?


A standalone short story of lust, lace – and love…

 

 

 

Author Bio
 

Born and raised in the north-west of England, K.C. WELLS always loved writing. Words were important. Full stop. However, when childhood gave way to adulthood, the writing ceased, as life got in the way. K.C. discovered erotic fiction in 2009, when the purchase of a ménage storyline led to the startling discovery that reading about men in love was damn hot. In 2012, arriving at a really low point in life led to the desperate need to do something creative. An even bigger discovery waited in the wings—writing about men in love was even hotter….


K.C. now writes full-time and is loving every minute of her new career. The laptop still has no idea of what hit it… it only knows that it wants a rest, please. And it now has to get used to the idea that where K.C goes, it goes.


And as for those men in love that she writes about? The list of stories just waiting to be written is getting longer… and longer….


K.C. loves to hear from readers.

E-mail: k.c.wells@btinternet.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KCWellsWorld
Twitter: @K_C_Wells
Website: http://www.kcwellsworld.com

 

 

Cover Reveal ** Sweet Torment by Georgia Cates

 

 

Title: Sweet Torment
Author: Georgia Cates
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Georgia Cates
Release Date: June 2, 2017

 

 

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Bram—

My best friend’s little sister—that’s all Claudia Bliss is to me.

My head keeps trying to convince my heart, but both know it’s a damn lie.

It’s her face I see every time I close my eyes.

It’s her lips I long to kiss.

It’s her touch I crave in the dark.

She’s the one I love … but wanting Claudia is wrong.

She’s been like a little sister to me since the day she was born. Now, everything between us is changing—including the special bond we’ve always shared. It’s stronger than ever … and becoming something so different. Something so hot. Something so forbidden.

My little dove is growing up.

Doesn’t matter how wrong it is, I can’t stop wanting her.

I will have her.

Claudia—

Bram Windsor. I have loved him my entire life.

For years, I was nothing more than one of the boys to him. Owen’s little sister. The pest who tagged along everywhere the boys went. But now, everything has changed.

I’ve grown up and it’s time Bram sees me for what I am. A woman. A sexual being who wants him. A virgin more than ready to give herself to him.

I don’t care what our friends or family say. I love him and everything about being together feels right.

I will have him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Fallen Crest Forever by Tijan Release Boost

 

 

 

Title: Fallen Crest Forever
Series: Fallen Crest #7
Author: Tijan
Genre: Young Adult/New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 16, 2017

 

 

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Mason Kade is the dream. 
He is the promise. 
He’s offering what so many would fantasize about, and it’s
not that I don’t want it/him/us. 
It’s the opposite. 
There might be ghosts haunting me, but this man who’s my
soulmate is asking me for forever. 
How can I say no to someone who already gave me my happily
ever after
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Author Bio
Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.

 

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Release Blitz ** Fallen Crest Forever by Tijan

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Fallen Crest Forever
Series: Fallen Crest #7
Author: Tijan
Genre: Young Adult/New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 16, 2017

 

 

Blurb
Mason Kade is the dream. 
He is the promise. 
He’s offering what so many would fantasize about, and it’s
not that I don’t want it/him/us. 
It’s the opposite. 
There might be ghosts haunting me, but this man who’s my
soulmate is asking me for forever. 
How can I say no to someone who already gave me my happily
ever after
?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
B&N / KOBO / iBOOKS 

 

 

Also Available
Start the series with Fallen Crest High
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AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

 

 

Author Bio
Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.

 

 

 

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PLUS ONE by Aleatha Romig Release Blitz & Review

 

 

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

He’s sexy and confident, the kind of man every woman notices. You know, the one with the to-die-for body and panty-melting smirk. And then there’s the way his designer suits drape over his broad shoulders and big…well, we’ve all heard the rumors, the ones that say he’s up for any challenge.

But I can’t see him that way. He’s my boss—technically one of the owners of the company where I work—and definitely not in my league. Men like him don’t notice women like me, and they don’t date them.

And I don’t date men like him.

Until that one time that I catch him in a compromising position when I’m also in need of a last-minute date for a wedding…and then it’s not real. It’s blackmail.

For one weekend, he’s my plus-one.

Beautiful and unobtainable.

From the moment she walked into my office with those stunning blue eyes and crazy sensual curves, she’s been on my mind. Three years and never once has she acted interested in me. Usually I flash a million-dollar smile and women fall to their knees, some literally.

Not her.

Then on the occasion that I agree to let another woman do that—fall to her knees—guess who happens to catch us?

It may not be the most conventional way to get on her radar, but I didn’t get this far in business without knowing when to seize an opportunity. If this sexy little firecracker with perfectly kissable lips thinks she can blackmail me into attending her cousin’s wedding, I’m going to jump at the chance to be her plus-one.

You love her darker side. Now it’s time to meet Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha, as she trades her renowned twists and turns for laughs and love with this sexy new stand-alone romance, PLUS ONE.

 

 

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Chapter 1

I push the thought of my mother’s call away and concentrate on my friend, Shana. As I do, the slippery napkin escapes my hold. Quickly, I slide from my seat to retrieve it.

“Excuse me,” a deep voice says as black leather loafers stop precariously close to where I’m now kneeling to rescue my napkin.

Seeing the shoes, I look up and suck in a deep breath.

Towering above me are long legs covered in tailored trousers. As I follow them up, they lead to a trim waist, a black belt, and a white shirt that buttons over a broad chest. I barely swallow the lump in my throat as I recognize the wide shoulders covered with the matching suit jacket. Seizing the napkin, I stand, suddenly face to face with one of the owners of the company where I work.

My face burns with embarrassment as his shimmering green eyes narrow and head tilts. Inches away from me is one of the handsomest men I’ve ever met. He should be on the cover of GQ, not gracing the halls of Buchanan and Willis.

His firm lips form a tight smirk and cheeks rise in amusement. “Miss Jones.”

Staring into the sea of emerald, I try to pretend I wasn’t just on my knees in a chic restaurant in front of Duncan Willis.

“Mr. Willis,” I respond, my voice cracking. Nervously I take a step backward. As if the moment weren’t awkward enough, I wobble, teetering precariously on my high heels.

Swiftly, he reaches out, grabs my elbow, and steadies my footing. Though he just saved me from making an even bigger fool out of myself by falling face-first into what I can only imagine is a hard, defined chest, my mind is suddenly consumed with the electricity of his touch. The energy heats my skin as his grasp lingers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Although I am not a huge lover of dark romances I became a huge fan of this author after reading her Consequences series.  I haven’t read any of her latest books due to not being a huge lover of the dark side but truly fell in love with her writing as well as Mr. Anthony Rawlings, she truly knows how to create her men so that even though you want to hate them, you will fall head over heal in love by then end.  With being a lover of rom-com’s, when I saw that she was giving the lighter side I try, I knew I had to check this one out.

 

Kimbra Jones is from a small town in Indiana where they expect everyone to be married with 2.5 kids.  So when Kimbra is heading back home for her cousins wedding, after telling her mother six months ago she would be bringing her boyfriend, who is now ex-boyfriend, she is now in a panic as to what to do.  What kind of story can she make up that will be believable as to why she shows up without her plus one.  That is until she catches Duncan, one of the co-owners of the company she works for, in a compromising position and she decides to make a deal with him, her silence in return for him going to Indiana with her for the weekend as her Plus One and pretend boyfriend for the past 5 months.  Kimbra has pretty much given up hope on finding love.  Duncan doesn’t do long term relationships, but he’s going to seize the opportunity to be her plus one

 

For her first rom-com I must say she did a really good job of giving us a fun and flirty engaging read.  I loved the dynamic the author built between Kimbra and Duncan, you couldn’t help but love when these two were together.  I really loved both Kimbra and Duncan’s characters but I must add I really loved the cast of characters that the author has created that I felt really added to the overall story.    

 

I loved that this one was different and fresh, wasn’t the same old same old Employee/ boss story.  It was a great mix of fun and flirty, hot and sexy along with some sweet romantic moments.  The chemistry between Duncan and Kimbra was instant and their attraction was very sexy.  Duncan was just perfect, he had that bit of Alpha side to him but the more we got to see him with her and her family, we truly got to see how very sweet he was.  I really enjoyed Kimbra’s character and I instantly connected to her.   

 

If you are a lover of fun and flirty rom-coms, this is one you definitely must check out, I am really glad I decided to. Over all it was an enjoyable read although I did find that it was a little heavy on the sex for my liking  but overall still a really great rom-com  from “Leatha.” Hope this won’t be the last we see of her alter ego.

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

Trigger (Devils Reach #1) by J.L Drake Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway

 

 

 

Title: Trigger
Series: Devil’s Reach Book 1
Author: JL Drake
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: May 16, 2017
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Cover Designer: Deranged Doctor Designed

 

 

 

Between the Bookends 5 stars – “It was fantastically well written. The plot was intricate, and the pace was fast moving. There was angst. There was drama.”

Kitty Kats Crazy About Books 5 Stars – “It was dark and gritty enough that ticked all my boxes when it comes to this genre..This was a first time read for me by this author and *f#ck me side ways* it won’t be the last, I can not believe I’ve not come across this author before. If you’re into MC reads then I highly highly recommend this one!!.”

Philly Book Blogs 5 stars – “This is a biker story at its best!! I loved, loved this book! Once I started it, I could not stop! I need the next one ASAP!”

 

 

 

 

 

 


I was raised by the Devil himself.

Formed into a man that was unreachable.

I went from the boy with bruises to the man with a trigger.

Killing is the only thing the calms the itch.

The demons inside were a constant battle.

…until she changed everything.

When you spend most of your time

in the dark, is it smart to step into the light?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the first time reading a MC story written by this author and I had to gather my thoughts after reading it. The first page literally made me cringe but holy cow what a ride this was.  What I love about a good MC read is the darkness, grit, angst, violence  and the hot and heavy sex they usually have.  This one had it all. I absolutely loved every single page of this book.  This book was well written, the plot was complex and the overall flow was perfect for this story.  The main characters blew me away but the secondary characters were also a nice touch.
 
 
Trigger was the perfect President for this book.  He was a no holds barred character that took what he wanted.  He lives life as he chooses, he fights dirty and Lord does he do sex dirty!  His club, his life and anyone that messes with them feels his wrath.  Once he meets Tess he begins to care about more than the club and his brothers.
 
 
I loved that Tess is this strong willed character.   She’s running from a past and doesn’t want to be seen. She only wants to make enough money to stay low.  Trigger catches her eye but unlike the girls in MC she doesn’t bow down to him.  He has his pick of women and she’s too much for him.
 
 
Omg, these two together are smoking hot.  Trigger doesn’t want to admit he’s been taken by Tess but the man is always sniffing her out.  I swear the back and forth banter and the push and pull was the perfect foreplay. Trigger knows she’s hiding and running from her past and as long as trouble doesn’t come to his club they have no problems.  Yeah right the trouble is Trigger and his club.  Tess and Trigger were perfect for each.   Together they find a peace and a life neither knew they wanted.
 
 
This author uses the perfect blend of flashbacks in this book. It was enough to keep me guessing but just enough to where I knew things were not only bad but violent.  We see more of Triggers past but Tess is still a secret. I can’t wait to see what is going on there.  The Devils Reach MC lead a very dangerous life, they make no excuses for what they do and I loved how the author never changed things up.  The men were hard but we saw  softer sides when it came to the club and their families.  These are 1%er’s there is no cuteness to them nor should it be.  I’m not a violent person but the violence in this book had a purpose and gave this story the grit needed in an good MC read.  I can’t wait to see what comes next in this series. There are still stories to be uncovered and characters screaming to be heard.

 

 

 

 

 

Bestselling author J. L. Drake was born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California where she lives with her husband and two children. 

When she’s not writing, she loves to spend time with her family, travelling or just enjoying a night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love for the four seasons. Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in her blood and is often mentioned in her writing. 
An avid reader of James Patterson, J.L. Drake has often found herself inspired by his many stories of mystery and intrigue. 

She hopes you will enjoy her stories as much as she has enjoyed writing them.

 

 

 

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