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Provocative (White Lies Book One) by Lisa Renee Jones Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway

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Provocative (White Lies Book One) by Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: April 18th
Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

 

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Book one in the sexy and intense new White Lies duet by Lisa Renee Jones!

There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existences, that embed in our minds forever, and sometimes our very souls. They change us, mold us, maybe even save save us. But some are darker, dangerous. If we allow them to, they control us. Seduce us. Quite possibly even destroy us.

The moment I walked into Sonoma’s Reid Winter Winery and Vineyard and made eye contact with Faith Winter for the first time was one of those moments. Provocative because I know at least one of her secrets, of which, I suspect she has many. Provocative because she believes I was a stranger to her when we met, but I am not. Provocative because I sought her out, with no intention of touching her. But now I have. Now I want her. Now I have to have her. But that changes nothing. It doesn’t change why I came for her.

 

 

 

A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR

Hi everyone!

I’m so excited that PROVOCATIVE is available now! Just a few notes: if you order PROVOCATIVE this week only you will get $1 off and it will only be $2.99 – I will be increasing this price at the end of the week! You’ll also receive the FREE novella Rebecca’s Forgotten Journals (these are NEW journal entries) in the back of your copy!

PS – if you missed your chance to receive any of my bonus scenes from Amy & Liam, Chris & Sara, or Ella & Kayden, this is your last chance to get them! Register your order of PROVOCATIVE here – http://bit.ly/2pkQ49b and you’ll receive them early next week!

 

 

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Book two: SHAMELESS will be out on July 11th!

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For the past while I have been reading more contemporary and sport romances as it’s the type of books I get most enjoyment from lately.  I no longer got much enjoyment out of the sexy suspenseful erotic romances as they all seemed to be the same storyline over and over again and I found the sex scenes in them to be overdone.  So when I was given the chance to read an ARC of Provocative by this author, I must say I was on the fence.  I love this author’s writing so very much but didn’t know if I was in the mood to pick this type of read up.  I am so very glad I took the dive into this one because once again this author did not disappoint.

 

Provocative is the first book in the White Lies Duet and I must say, what a phenomenal read this one was.  Provocative is also a spinoff of the Inside out Series as we see a bit of Chris and Sara from that series in this story.  I have not read that series and did not realize this fact until the very end and never felt that I was missing anything but must say I am not intrigued to go back and check that series out.

 

Faith’s dream was always to make it as an artist but all that changed when her father died and she was required to come back home and help run the family winery before her mother ran it into the ground.  Now two years later she is struggling to still save the winery for her father’s sake and to keep it in the family.  She is also now pretty much reserved to the fact that making it as an artist is not in her future.  Things suddenly change for her when a mysterious and very sexy Nick Rogers happens to walk into her life and come to her rescue.  But Faith is not the rescuing type.  But knowing the chemistry between her and Nick is mutual and off the charts, she decides to act upon but with a hard limit, ONE NIGHT.  Unknowing to her though, Nick coming into her life was not by chance, Nick had it planned and is out to prove something but what he proves might not be what he set out to do.

 

My first thought now that I have finished this first installment is… HOT HOT OMG FREAKING HOT.  The author did such a fabulous job writing some extremely hot and very sexy scenes.  Normally I just don’t get the enjoyment out of erotica books like I used to but I have to say this one was just WOW, that truly is all I can say.  This one was off the charts hot and had me fanning myself to cool down and that doesn’t happen a lot.

 

Nick, OMG, what can I say about him that truly does him justice.  He is truly your typical arrogant Alpha male but he’s hot and oh so cocky but his it truly works for him and only makes him sexier.  But we also get to see the real Nick, Faith brings it out and he’s sweet and caring and oh so very protective, he truly is his nickname, Tiger.

 

Faith was such a strong independent woman and I loved that about her.  She has had to give up what she dreamed of doing for the love her Dad and wanting to make him proud.  But she has also found herself in a bad place with the winery and is determined to not go down without a fight to save the winery, something she has never loved.  She could so play the damsel in distress and be woe is woe is me but she was anything but and I loved that about her.

 

These two together were perfect.  Their banter, their overall interaction, their sexy times.  It was all perfect and I truly loved the dynamic the author began to build between these two and then  slowly developed it even further over the duration of the story.  I loved when these two were together in a scene, I couldn’t turn the page fast enough as this book totally sucked me in and I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next between these two.  Also I must say when these two got together in the bedroom and the many other places it happened, these two totally rocked it, it was so very sexy and for the first time in a long time, I found myself looking forward to more sexiness to happen between them.

 

I really enjoyed the story-line and suspense the author developed in the story-line.  This booked sucked me in right from the start and I truly couldn’t put it down, inhaling this book in less that 24 hours.  And I must say now that I am done, I am chomping at the bit to get more of Faith and Nick, cause these two you truly can’t get enough of them.  I am happy though with the way this one ends as I am now left counting the days till July when Shameless is out but it’s not a typical OMG ending that will leave your jaw on the floor and I like that the author ended it that way.

 

Overall a phenomenal 5+sexy hot and suspenseful stars that I truly can’t say enough about.  It was truly a great mix of Hot and off the charts sexy, a bit of fun and flirty and some great suspense and drama.  Once again this author has sucked me into her creative world of her characters and left me with a book hangover and I can’t wait to do it all over again with Shameless, I need some more of that Tiger!

 

 

 

 

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, Lisa has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin’s Press.

Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

 

 

 

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Revive by Mary A. Wasowski Release Blitz

 

 

Title: Revive
Author: Mary A. Wasowski
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 18, 2017

 

Blurb
My father always told me there were three sides to every story. I never really understood that, not even years after losing him tragically on 9/11. While all my hopes faded to black after his death, the only light I had was that of my best friend, Nick. We were two people whose friendship blossomed into more in the face of shared pain and grief. That’s why I know he never understood why I had to walk away, why I would break his heart and never look back.
– TheaMy father was undoubtedly one of the best men I would ever know, and I wanted to be just like him. He proudly served as Chief of the FDNY and died a hero on 9/11. Every day after that, I tried to become a man I knew he would be proud of. And I thrived having my best friend, Thea, by my side. But instead of staying with me and celebrating the happiest moment in my life, Thea walked away, splintering my heart in the process, never looking back to see if I would follow.
– Nick

Years after parting, these once lovers are reunited in the most heated manner and must face their past, come to terms with each of their unspoken truths, and just maybe revive their once-cherished friendship…and understand why there are three sides to every story.







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I am a new reader to this author so when I read the synopsis of Revive I must say it immediately caught my attention as I am a sucker for second chance romances.  Also add in the fact these two characters shared the fact they both lost their fathers on 9 / 11 and I just knew this would add so much to their love and their connection.

 

Thea and Nick started out as family friends but after both lost their fathers in 9/11, they shared a new bond.  As time passed the bond between them only grew even more into more of a romantic connection to the point that they were planning to eventually marry and spend the rest of time together.  But all that changed in an instant when Nick decided to announce his plan to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a firefighter and eventually become the Chief of Ladder #4.  Thea was unaware of this was was hearing it for the first time as he announced it to all their family and friends.  Hurt and knowing he would not leave his life there for her to follow her dreams, she decided to take off to the west coast and accept the position she was offered leaving Nick and what they once shared behind.  Fast Forward 10 years to the 15th anniversary of 9/11 and she is back at her mom’s request to share in the events of the day to remember all those who lost their lives.  It’s not long before Nick and Thea are back face to face and having to relive all the hurt feelings from so many years ago.  There is unfinished business between these two and now is the time for it to be resolved so they can finally move on.

 

I was really excited about this second chance romance but I also love finding new authors to read.  The moment I picked up Revive I was sucked in immediately to the story.  Also the moment Thea and Nick first came face to face after all those years, you could feel the passion and the love these two shared but also the hurt and I was so excited that this one was truly going to be packed with lots of emotion. 

 

Sadly though the further I got into the book, the more this one just didn’t work for me.  The storyline took a turn that I was not expecting at all based on the synopsis and I just couldn’t connect nor feel the emotion that was happening with the storyline and the back and forth that was going on with both Thea and Nick began to annoy me and really frustrate me. 

 

The writing was just okay for me.  The dialogue between the characters throughout the story was too proper and felt almost cold at times.  The way some of the characters talked just didn’t fit with the character themselves.  

 

This one was written in dual POV, which I love but several times in the story we would get a chapter in one character’s POV and it would end with both characters in the scene but when the next chapter started in the other character POV, it would then would back in time to overlap time just passed.  I personally found this rather annoying and really distracting each time this happened, it made the flow of the book very choppy. 

 

The scene changes that happened within a chapter were choppy, one paragraph would be one scene and without realizing the scene just ended and then when you started the next paragraph it was a completely different scene and sometimes an amount of time had passed and it made it feel extremely choppy.

 

I wish I could explain a bit better why this book didn’t work for me but at the same time I do not want to spoil it.  Overall, on top of my issues with the writing style, I think the fact that this book was the complete opposite of what I expected going into it, and the one thing that t I kept waiting for to happen just never happened,  I just couldn’t get enjoyment or any connection with the storyline or the characters.

 

 

 

Author Bio
Mary A. Wasowski is a Best Selling Author who writes adult
contemporary romance. Captivating and inspiring readers one book at a time.
Mary loves creating sexy alpha book boyfriends for you to
swoon over. When she is not writing her happily ever after stories, she is an
avid reader of all romance titles. A romantic at heart, she shares her zest for
life with her husband, Henry, and their three sons.
Proud to be an Indie Author, she lives in North Carolina and
works as a full-time writer.
Sparkle on loves… 
xoxo
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Damnable Grace by Tillie Cole Release Blitz

 

 

 

EVEN THE BROKEN, THROUGH LOVE, CAN FIND GRACE…

Secrets never stay hidden.

The burden of guilt never lifts from the heart.

Born and raised in The Order of David, Sister Phebe knows nothing but cult life. Head of the Sacred Sisters of New Zion, Phebe was groomed from childhood for one purpose: to seduce. Prized as a harlot, as a New Zion whore, Phebe is taken from the doomed cult by Meister, the notorious leader of the Aryan Brotherhood. Taken as his possession. Taken to be the woman who will obey his every sexual demand. Under his heavy hand, Phebe finds herself in a place much worse than she could ever have imagined… with absolutely no one to help. And no glimpse of hope.

Xavier ‘AK’ Deyes is content with his life as Sergeant-At-Arms of the Hades Hangmen. Leader of the infamous ‘Psycho Trio’ and ex-special ops sniper, AK knows how to fight. Experienced in warfare and schooled in military operations, AK is vital to the Hangmen. When his Vice President needs help retrieving his missing sister-in-law, Phebe, from a Klan-funded trafficking ring, AK volunteers to go in. AK remembers the redhead from New Zion. Remembers everything about her from the single time they met—her red hair, blue eyes and freckled face. But when he finds her, heavily drugged and under Meister’s control, her sorry condition causes him to remember more than the beautiful woman he once tied to a tree. Saving Phebe forces hidden demons from his past to return. A past he can never move on from, no matter how hard he tries.

As AK fights to help Phebe, and in turn she strives to help him, they realize their secret sins will never leave them alone. Kindred broken souls, they realize the only way they can be rid of their ghosts is to face them together and try to find peace.

Despair soon turns to hope, and damaged hearts soon start to heal. But when their deep, painful scars resurface, becoming too much to bear, the time comes when they must make a heavy choice: stay forever damned; or together, find grace.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and very mature topics. Recommended for age 18 and over.

 

Tillie Cole hails from a small town in the North-East of England. She grew up on a farm with her English mother, Scottish father and older sister and a multitude of rescue animals. As soon as she could, Tillie left her rural roots for the bright lights of the big city.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a BA Hons in Religious Studies, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies before putting pen to paper, and finishing her first novel.

Tillie has now settled in Austin, Texas, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters.

Tillie is both an independent and traditionally published author, and writes many genres including: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels.

When she is not writing, Tillie enjoys nothing more than curling up on her couch watching movies, drinking far too much coffee, while convincing herself that she really doesn’t need that extra square of chocolate.
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Fallen Crest Home (Fallen Crest #6) by Tijan Release Blitz & Review

 

 

 

 

Title: Fallen Crest Home
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Author: Tijan
Genre: Young Adult/New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 17, 2017

 

 

 

Blurb
It’s been years since my mother was in my life.
I healed.
I learned to accept love.
I lived.
That’s all done. She was away, and now she’s back.
I’ve avoided her for a year and a half, but I can’t hide anymore.
Mason has an internship in Fallen Crest, so we’re heading back for the summer.
And when we got there—no one was prepared for what happened.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Excerpt
I had no time to stop and think.
I had to fight.
I had to hurt.
I had to protect.
Feeling someone behind me, I let loose with the bat, a scream erupting from my throat. Someone caught the bat and wrapped an arm around my waist. I tried kicking out. He dodged my feet and said hurriedly in my ear, “Damn, Strattan. It’s me, Channing. Stop!”
Channing.
He was friendly.
Stop.
I sagged in his arms, looking for Mason. Where was he? He was circling a guy, still fighting.
I started forward, but Channing caught my arm. “Whoa. Chill.”
I growled as I yanked my hand free and started forward again, but Channing grabbed my arm once more.
He got in front of me, holding his other hand up. “Whoa, whoa, whoa. Look. He’s fine. We’re here. He’s got that. Look. Look, Sam.”
My senses began to calm. The black around my eyesight faded. I could see more normally, and the buzzing in my ears subsided. I gulped for breath, tasting salt and dust in my mouth.
Channing was right. Mason’s eyes were deadly, but alert, his mouth set in a flat line. His shoulders were tense, but he looked in control.

 

 

 

PERFECTION is the only way to explain this book.  The minute I started this book I was already cracking the wine and welcoming everyone back where they belonged in my bed and I was not disappointed.  This story gives you all the feels and it’s one that because there is such a history with the characters you beyond feel every emotion.  These characters are now like real individuals to me, so much so that I found myself yelling and talking to husband as if certain things happened to a true friend.  He finally just said wait is this a book or what are we talking about.   And that is the strongest part of this series; it’s beyond solid and real.  I’m not going to lie, with this book there is a lot going on but as a reader you also get closure and depth with characters.  There is a different sense of maturity and character growth this time around.  I almost felt more connected to everyone.    I am not going to spoil anything even though I want to quote the hell out of the book, show you all my highlights and talk about things I can’t because everyone deserves the ride I was just on!!  However, I will say prepare for the fierce love that is Sam and Mason.  Can I just pre order a love like that for both my girls right now?   THANKS ~ Jodie

 

 

 

 

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HATE TO LOVE YOU
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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 Fallen Crest Seven (untitled) 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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The Heart (Ice Dragons #2) by RJ Scott Review Tour & Giveaway

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blurb


The team captain and the rookie firefighter never meant to fall in love; but they’ll fight tooth and nail to protect what they have.

Alex Simard, captain of the Ice Dragons hockey team, didn’t intend on rescuing a baby from a burning car. Doing what anyone else would’ve done doesn’t make him a hero. Add the press hounding him, to on-ice injury, warring Russians, and the season from hell, and he’s losing focus. Getting his team to the Stanley Cup is his priority; falling in love isn’t even a footnote on his to-do list.

Jo Glievens, rookie firefighter, never meant to fall in love with a hockey player. Her career is everything to her and right now she doesn’t want to add a man to her life. She has a plan and is sticking to it. But someone is out there planting bombs, destroying lives, and she has to make choices when this criminal’s actions hit way too close to home.

 

 

 

 
Excerpt
 

Jo walked in on a team meeting.
Not her team; not the big burly firefighters that formed her life and mostly sat around looking all kinds of badass whenever they had a meeting.
Nope, it was the key members of the Ice Dragons hockey team that had congregated in her friend Kat’s living room. Of course, it was also Ryan’s living room given Kat and Ryan were recently engaged, and it was their new house. Hence why Ryan would be there.
“Excuse the noise, we’ll study upstairs again where it’s quiet,” Kat said.
“It’s a team meeting then?”
“Less meeting, more smack-down and telling Alex like it is. Poor guy can’t stay at his own place because of all the media attention, so he’s staying here, but he’s pissed and probably scared of being off-ice for far too long.”
“It’s fine,” she said, although she wasn’t exactly concentrating on what Kat said, so had missed most of it.
And all because, from there she could see the center of attention, one Alexandre Simard, or Simba as his teammates liked to call him. She only knew that Simba was his nickname because he’d done those ridiculous car sales ads for a local Toyota dealership a couple years back. They’d made this whole thing about his blond hair, and his name, likening him to a lion based on his hockey nickname.
She’d seen the ads so many times she could almost recite them from memory; too much down time at the firehouse between calls.
Of course, his face had been fixed firmly in her mind after she and Mitch had been the ones who dragged his trapped and heavy ass out of that car, the flames burning through his jacket and the jersey beneath. He’d been the one who looked up at her and asked, not about himself, but about the baby.
The damned man had crawled back into the burning car for the dad. He could have died. Jo had been furious at his actions; the last thing professionals needed were civilians getting involved, but when the action of the call had faded she’d thought past the rookie checklist for civilian interaction on scenes. Instead, she’d gone from seeing him as a man who’d helped to sell cars, played a game for a living, to a man who risked his own life for a child and father.
With no thought for his own safety.
He was pretty much a local hero if you listened to the news, a tall, gorgeous, blond-haired, blue-eyed hero. Could the guy be any more of a cliché? And why did he have to look so sexy and handsome, even when he was angry?
“They’re all mad,” Lieutenant Dennison had said when they were working on getting the car clear. “Hockey players, all mad,” he elaborated when she’d stared at him not really understanding at first.
Seems like they weren’t just mad for putting themselves in danger, but they were mad-angry as well. So, it wasn’t so much a meeting she’d been warned was happening at the same time as her study session, as much as a heated debate.
There was some language she didn’t understand, although it was deep and guttural and likely Russian, and then one hell of a lot of cursing. She caught some of it, a shouting match over ice time and why couldn’t their fucking captain understand the concept of fucking rest.
She didn’t watch hockey that much, sometimes caught highlights on shift down time, but being the probie at the firehouse kept her busy. That would all be ending soon when she passed probation and her exams, but for now, it sucked. She kind of wanted to watch hockey, the way that her fellow officers and the paramedics talked about it, the game was fast and changed on a dime. Burlington had an expansion team, or so she’d read in the paper that morning. In fact, she’d learned a lot about hockey the past few days. Ever since the accident actually, because the articles on it were everywhere.
To be fair, every article she’d read about the Dragons’ captain and him risking his life had begun with the words Alexandre ‘Simba’ Simard, Captain of The Dragons, the NHL’s newest expansion team…she’d looked it up, knew what expansion meant, that it was a new team, only five or so years old, and that this year they’d started strong before setbacks had them trailing in the rankings.
Not to mention they’d lost their captain for at least four weeks. Maybe six. One writer pointed out the team didn’t have the chance to label it as a generic upper body injury, meaning other teams wouldn’t know the captain’s vulnerabilities. Nope, there were pictures and news reports of burns and a fractured radius.
According to news reports, the team losing their captain was vital, and Jo could understand that. Captains were key pieces in their teams, the leader, the one that everyone looked up to. He was also a real American hero, or at least that is what the news was painting him as. Without thought for his own safety, he’d rescued a father and baby from their car only seconds before the fire spread.
Brave. Not everyone was a firefighter like her, not everyone would have risked their own life to rescue others. Not everyone was trained like her. Brave, stupid, they were different sides of the same coin.
She glanced into the main seating area, the one with the views out over Burlington, in the beautiful place that Kat and her fiancé had bought. They’d only just moved in, but this was the third time Jo had visited. The view included shouting, sexy, angry hockey players; men who were clearly pissed at something.
“You’re not coming back early,” one strong, steady voice said, and Jo recognized Ryan, Kat’s other half, as the owner of the voice.
“Fuck you, Flynn,” the captain snapped.
“This is not up for discussion, you hard headed idiot,” Ryan shouted louder. Seemed it was that kind of meeting where each person shouted louder than the last just to be heard.
She counted it as a win that they hadn’t spotted her; there was something compelling about being able to see them in person. Kat was watching with amusement on her face. Of course, her fiancé was one of them, and she probably knew more about the whole thing than Jo ever would.


 

 

 

 

 

There are just so many things about hockey romances that I love that it’s hard to pin point why they are my absolute favourite type of book to read.  I have to add that I truly do love pretty much any sports romance, but hockey will always be my favourite.  I love the passion that is in hockey romances, the passion for the sport, the passion for playing it and that just rolls over into being the passion between the main characters.  I also love getting to see the sport from all aspects, from behind the scenes in the locker room, on the ice, training off the ice and even seeing them in their every day life.  So when I pick up a new hockey romance, these are the things I look for every time.

 

Alex Simard is the captain of the Ice Dragons and the season isn’t going well.  It’s up to him to try to pull his players together and get them playing as a team.  On top of being Captain, Alex can now add the title of hero after shaving a baby and his dad from a burning car and ended up needing a little rescuing himself.  Thanks to Joanne, a probie firefighter.

 

I really loved both Jo and Alex’s characters.  Jo is such strong female lead that is confident and can truly hold her own when it comes to the men in her life.  Alex is a hot and sexy hockey hunk but he so much more as well.  He’s strong and caring and oh so sweet.  Putting these two together the chemistry was hot and I really enjoyed some of the banter and interaction between these two.

 

I loved the first book in this series and will say I did enjoy the storyline of this one, I just found it left me wanting more.  I love the interaction between these two so much that it left me wanting more of it.  The storyline mentions that about them talking and texting but I wished we got to see it.  I think seeing more of the interaction would have helped me feel the connection that built between them a bit more.    I also needed more from the characters themselves.  They were great characters that you help but lovee but I wanted to see more passion from them.  These were two people who were very passionate about what they did for a career.  They loved what they did but I didn’t always feel that passion that they had for it. 

 

Last, the thing I loved most about any sports romance is seeing the sports action and seeing it from both characters POV.  I love when we see the emotion from the character watching the one they love play the sport they love and I love getting the emotion and passion from the character playing it.  We did see some great game action happening at one point but it left wanting so much more.

 

Overall this one was an enjoyable story that was well written in third person POV.  It had some great fun and flirty parts, some really great drama and suspense added in and some really hot and sexy going on as well.   This was a great follow up to book one but can also be read as a standalone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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RJ Scott is the bestselling romance author of over 100 romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men and women who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

 

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Sever by Alexis Noelle Release Blitz & Review

 
 

 

 

 

Title: Sever
Series: Deathstalkers MC Novel
Author: Alexis Noelle
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: April 17, 2017

 

 

 

 
Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice, and I’m a damn idiot. 
That’s what he does to me. 
Ryker. Smith. 

The first heartbreak is always the hardest to heal 
And those wounds get ripped right back open, 
When he walks back into my life. 

Seven years, 
It took seven long and grueling years, 
To get that cocky, leather-wearing bastard out of my mind. 
I thought I’d never get over him, never fix what he broke,
And now he’s back,
Every sexy inch of him, 
The difference is now I’m taking charge.
This time he’ll be the fool.

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Walking up, I see a few guys hanging around and talking so I make my way over to them. Their eyes follow me the whole way and I momentarily regret wearing heels because everyone knows heels and gravel just do not mix.

 

“You the chick from the accounting place?”
My first reaction is to correct him but I hold my tongue. These don’t look like the kind of guys I really want to mouth off to and, really, in their world “chick” might be considered a compliment. I use my hand to shield my eyes from the sun because squinting is never a good look. “I’m looking for Ryder.”
The name doesn’t seem to register on any of their faces and for a minute I wonder if I have walked into the wrong place. That would be just my luck.
“Megan.” I hear his voice and it still sends chills through me. “In here.”
There’s a click and a side door opens. I walk toward it, feeling the eyes of the bikers on my back like daggers. When I get there, I peek inside. Its’s pretty basic, with only a desk with a computer and a few different piles of papers to fill the space. I step inside, smelling the faintest hint of mildew. It’s unpleasant, to say the least, and I scrunch up my nose.
“Why didn’t any of those guys know who you are?”
He doesn’t look at me. His gaze is on the papers in front of him as he sifts through them, putting some in one pile and others in another. “Because people don’t call me that here, and neither can you.”
“Really?” I laugh. “So what exactly am I supposed to call you?”
He sits down on the corner of the desk. “Tracker.”
I shake my head putting my purse down on the desk.
“Something wrong with my name?” His eyes narrow and my gut twists, reminding me of the nerves I felt in the car.
“Apart from the fact that you aren’t a bloodhound and it isn’t your name?” I cross my arms and jut out a hip. A lot has changed since high school. I’m no longer the pushover I was, and part of that is because of him, and though I might have been hesitant to stand up to the apes outside, the man in front of me is a whole different story.
“It is my name—at least, it’s my road name. It’s what everyone uses here.” He shakes his head and starts turning on the lights before moving to the computer. The screen springs to life, the display showing the same symbol that was on the back of his vest the other day.
“And if everyone jumped off a bridge, would you?” I arch an eyebrow at him. My body might be completely on edge being this close to him, and my mind might be freaking out thinking about all the memories of us, but my mouth has no problem poking the bear.
Ryder takes a few steps toward me, closing the distance between us until we are only a few inches apart. Having him this close makes my heart feel like a jackhammer. “Listen, as much as I like your smart mouth, you need to watch it around here. Respect is important, so while people are around you need to rein that shit in. When it’s just us, run that sexy mouth all you want.” He winks at me before walking past, his arm brushing mine and sending a heat through me.
“You can’t say shit like that to me, Ryder. We aren’t kids anymore. I’m here to do a job and that’s it.” I force my face to harden and wipe all emotion from it before turning toward him.
“Whatever you need to help you sleep at night, princess. Thing is, we might not be kids anymore, but I still know you better than you know yourself. I saw the way you looked at me the other day.” He steps close to me, his head bending down until his lips are close to my ear, the heat of his breath making my legs weak. “I know you feel this as much as I do. I just have to wait until it consumes you and you come begging.”
“Screw you.”
“All in good time.” He winks before walking out the door.

 

 


 

This is another magnificent and enthralling addition to the Deathstalkers MC series. This author has a talent for bringing the characters and story to life.  I’ve read several books by her and I’m glued to the pages every time. I’m a goner for MC reads but this one had something that I’ve come to crave, a second chance romance.  I wasn’t sure how things would play out but I knew the author would make me fall in love and that she did.

 

Ryker and Megan story brought me to my knees, had me shedding tears, clutching my heart and panting like a female wolf in heat. We met Seth in the last book and I’ve been anxious to get his story.  After his old club went down, he and some other brothers were invited to patch over to the Deathstalkers MC.  He’s excited and up for the challenge except for going back to the same town where the girl that broke his heart lives.  Megan is a great female character, she’s stronger but also trying to heal from Rider’s heartbreak.

 

Ryker and Megan still have an intense chemistry.  We get to see their history as we go from past to present tense.  Ryker’s character is a bad ass. He plays the part well but when we get to see his inner struggles and see how much Megan means to him we really see another side to him. I fell for him. He was an open book, hurt from their past but was determined to never live a life without Megan again.  I really love how this author doesn’t make things easy for the couple.  Ryker and Megan have to work on their future as a couple. I really loved seeing Megan comes into her own in this book. It’s hard for her to trust and her insecurities come to surface, however, her time with Ryker and the other old ladies in the club give her the boost she needs. 

 

Ryker and Megan’s relationship felt real. I really loved how the author didn’t rush their reunion. We got to see how they struggled to make sense of their past while trying to work towards their future.  There was a twist I never saw coming and once again Megan and Ryder face an uncertain future.  I absolutely loved this story. I’m certain this isn’t the end to this series as there are new characters introduced.  I can’t wait to see where Alexis takes this story next.

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
Alexis Noelle lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, and three kids. On top a writing career, she is a full-time student and a full-time mom. She loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from them when she is writing! She love being active and being outdoors, especially if it involves any kind of shopping.She has always been passionate about writing. She loves to read romance books and feels like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books she loves to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. Ashley believes that you should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.She also believes that the most important critic is your reader, so she loves to hear from the readers. She want her fans to be open & talk to her about what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would like to see happen.


 


 
 
 
 
 

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Cover Reveal: Where Do I Start by Chase Taylor Hackett

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHERE DO I START

by Chase Taylor Hackett

Genre: Contemporary LGBT Romance

 

Pub Date: 10/17/2017

 

 

 

Fletcher Andrews never believed in promises. Or monogamy. Or love.
When you’re tall and gorgeous, New York City is one big all-you-can-eat buffet of hot young actors, models, and baristas. Even when living happily with Roger,  his sweet, sexy violinist boyfriend, Fletch can’t resist an occasional taste. Too bad you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s thrown you out for cheating with half the cast of Disney on Ice.
Two years and a chance meeting later, Fletch desperately wants Roger back.
Roger’s new boyfriend, Jeff, will do anything to stop that from happening. But Fletch has a plan to make amends. And with a little help from friends, colleagues—even Roger’s Scottish terrier, Haggis—they might find that the love you don’t believe in can sweep you right off your feet . . .

 

 

 

 

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Chase Taylor Hackett was raised
on a farm in the Midwest among hogs, ponies, corn and soybeans –
far from his current home in New York City. He has written most of
his life, nearly all of it in musical theatre, and was a member of
the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. His theatrical career peaked when
a musical for which he’d written the book and lyrics opened on
Broadway.
 
He lives in upper Manhattan with his
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Cover Reveal: Crazy In Love by Crystal B. Bright

 

 

 

 

 

CRAZY IN LOVE

by Crystal B. Bright

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

Pub Date: 10/17/2017

 

 

 

Back on top . . .
R&B singer Chantel Evans had it
all, until the Princess of Love Ballads lost everything. First, a
very public betrayal by her lover and the death of her mother lead to
a career-ending mental breakdown. Then, at the same time, her
attorney makes off with all her hard-earned fortune. The only chance
she has of resurrecting her career is in the recording studio her
mother left in her name . . .
When struggling country star Truman
Woodley has his recording duet with a sultry young singer fall flat
at Chantel’s studio, Chantel is faced with a rare second
chance—until Truman’s vindictive ex-girlfriend turns the pair’s
sparkling debut into grounds for a custody battle over their son. But
Chantel has discovered more than sweet vocal harmony with Truman.
She’s found something worth fighting for. And when Truman surprises
her with a kiss after a live television performance, the whole world
will find out just what it takes to be crazy in love . . .

 

 

 

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Crystal Bright graduated with a
B.A. from Old Dominion University with a major in Creative Writing, a
minor in Communications, and an emphasis on Public Relations. She
earned her M.A. from Seton Hill University in Writing Popular
Fiction. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Chesapeake
Romance Writers.

 

 

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Where Good Girls Go To Die by Holly Renee Release Day Blitz, Review & Giveaway

 

 

 

 

 

Cover Design: Regina Wamba / Mae I Design & Photography

Release Date: April 13, 2017

 

 

Synopsis

 

It was a bad idea from the beginning.

He was my brother’s best friend and the definition of unavailable.

But I didn’t care.

I had loved him for as long as I could remember.

He was worth the risk. He was worth everything.

But then he broke my heart as easily as I fell for him. He watched me fall, spiraling out of control, and as I reached for him, he wasn’t there to catch me.

So I ran.

Four years later, I never expected to see him again.

He was still my brother’s best friend, and he was more unavailable than ever.

He looked every bit the bad boy I knew he was, covered in tattoos and a crooked smile.

Guarding my heart from him was top priority because Parker James was where good girls go to die.

Unfortunately for him, I wasn’t a good girl anymore.
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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Sound Of Silence by Elizabeth Miller

 

 

 

Title: Sound of Silence
Author: Elizabeth Miller
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Cover Creations
Photography: Lindee Robinson Photography
Models: Travis Bendall & Debbie Schemansky
Release Date: May 15, 2017
Blurb

War isn’t a testament to a man’s strength—finding peace with it is.Navy SEAL Caden Lawless is coming home. Holding his best friend as he bled out in the Afghanistan desert, Caden became bound by Justin’s desperate plea to care for his fiancée and to love the son he’d never know. Battling a barrage of memories and with a head full of noise, Caden travels cross country in his beat up Chevy to make good on his promise.

One knock on Piper Stevens’ door and he knows she isn’t broken. Pregnant and mourning the only man she’s ever loved, Piper wields her anger as a sword, slashing into Caden’s grief and his heart.

As Caden works to silence his demons, he finds a new mission, one far away from the heat and depravity that clawed its way into his soul. He demands his way into Piper’s life, intent on helping her pick up the pieces.

But even as the tentative fingers of a burgeoning friendship spread into something far deeper than either believed possible, duty calls for Caden to return to the battlefield. Fate brought them together—will war tear them apart? Or will Caden reclaim the sound of silence and remain with the woman who taught him love didn’t die in the desert?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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She’s down the hall. I can hear her music and her muffled voice as she sings. My hard cock hears her too and I’m suddenly angry about having more space. I want her with me, wrapped in my blankets, shifting restlessly as I watch her and make her wait for me to climb on top of her soft body. Fuck, I rub myself painfully against the zipper of my jeans. I huff through my frustration and get in the shower that I turn cold to appease my aching dick. It does little to ease the tension in my balls so I take matters into my own hand and beat off to images of her tits that I conjure in my mind. Even as I groan out my release I know it’s not good enough.
 
I need Piper.God, I’ll beg. I will. I’m not above it.Now that we’re settled in a new place, I can’t wait to make her mine. I promised slow but my pulse speeds while I towel off and throw on a pair of pajama pants, eager yet unsure of what I’ll say when I’m there. My palms sweat. Goddamn, I’m nervous. I stop dead in the hallway, feet from her room. For Christ’s sake, you’d think I’ve never approached a woman for sex. But this isn’t just that. I want to be careful with Piper. Correction, I want hard, primal fucking with Piper, but there’s time for soft and slow too. I want it all. I want all of her, all of the time.I exhale and ease my heart into a steady beat, one that mimics the low bass throbbing out the beginnings of the stalker anthem “Every Breath You Take”. Well, okay. Maybe I need to layoff and refrain from begging. I laugh and rub my chest as I step into her doorway.

Fuck. Me. This roomie shit is hard and now so am I—again. Twelve months of no pussy zeros in on Piper in a tank and the female version of plaid boxers, short enough to show cheek as she bends to put a sweater in the bottom drawer of her dresser. She stands, throwing her head back on a high note. I can’t help but smile as she hits Sting’s pitch to perfection and then twists to gather the last garment from the laundry basket.

Piper’s engrossed in her music and doesn’t notice me leaning against the doorframe so I cross my arms and watch the show as it moves into “I need a Hero”.

“Nice moves, sunshine,” I murmur when she turns and her tits bounce through the dance. This is good shit.

Her head snaps up and she stumbles to the nightstand to switch off her Blu-ray speaker.

“Don’t stop on my account. That was better than a lap dance.”

“Oh, my God. Don’t you know how to knock?” She grabs a pillow from her bed, hugging it to her torso.

My grin grows. “I’ve seen your tits. You think hiding them from me will dissuade my imagination?”

Her gaze narrows in on mine, but then it flicks down to my abs and lower to my stiff cock. No shower in the world could kill that boner. She closes her eyes, but her accelerated breath moves the pillow up and down. Good, I like the direction she’s headed.

“Caden?”

“Piper?”

“How long . . . You’re trying . . .” She bites her bottom lip.

I nod. “Like so irritating you could tie me up? Because I might like that with you. Or, we can role play? I’ve got this fantasy.”

Her mouth falls open and then she swings the pillow and clocks me in the ear, a sneak attack that takes me off guard. I don’t know if I should be pissed at the assault or thrilled as my predatory nature wakes from sleep. The second hit lands on my hip. I snarl and size up my prey, at the same time stealing away her weapon. She pants and the tits I dream about heave, drawing my attention to the hard knots of her nipples straining against the fabric.

I stalk toward her. “You sure about this, sunshine?”

“I’ve got a good arm, Popeye. You scared?”

I stop and glare at her. “What did you call me?”

She laughs and chucks a pillow at my head. “Popeye the sailor . . .” she croons.

Oh, fuck no.

I advance. She retreats—singing. God is she hot, toned muscles, tanned skin, curves in every goddamn right place. And it hits me like a ton of feather pillows. I’m falling in love with Piper Stevens. The desperate ache in my cock is a pressing issue, but so is hearing her laugh and seeing her teasing smile every day. I want her voice to fill these walls until they crumble, even when the song is about me eating my spinach. This has moved beyond possession and into a dark cavern I’ve yet to explore. By the heavy lurch of my heart I’m not sure it’s ready to let her in. But I’m pretty sure that’s what happens. I’m going to share this piece of me and she’ll do the same. Together we’ll steady our pulse. Goddamn, the thought unleashes a primal instinct to claim her, take her, make it so no other man will ever have her again.

But first I’m going to wipe that grin off her face and make her scream. My initial pillow strike misses as she lobs to the left. The second hits her square over the head. Her eyes flare and then narrow and I can tell the minute tactical thought gives way to a frantic need to conquer her target. She misses a lyric and attacks in reckless swings. I’m trained in the art of war and in a minute, I chase her over the bed and to the other side of the room with quick snaps to the back of her thighs and a crack to her ass.

She twirls with indignation, gripping her backside and I drop my weapon. One arm around her waist, the other on her nape, I haul her against my chest and slam my mouth on hers.

Sweet Jesus she kisses me without hesitation, sucking my tongue into her mouth on a groan. We go deep, long open licks I use to punish her for singing that fucking song. It takes every ounce of my self-control not to pin her against the wall, peel off her shorts and fuck her into an apology. I’ll save that for later.
 
I tap her ass and help to wrap her legs around my waist and it’s the best, most natural place for her to be. When she wiggles into position, she slides down against my straining dick and I almost shoot my load. I moan and tug her hair, peeling her away to find her flushed skin, watch her lowered lids flutter against her cheeks as I rub the throbbing head of my cock against her pussy through fine layers of cotton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lawless is a short story introduction to Piper and Caden available for free
 
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She wears many hats. Some include wife, mother of two small boys, writer, reader, lover of gummy bears and Henry Cavill. She’s a proud Indie author who adores a broken hero, a feisty heroine, and lots and lots of sexy times. In 2013 she decided to flex her writing muscles and began her debut novel: Midnight. Published in 2014, she continues writing sweet romantic, okay maybe a little bit erotic, suspenseful adult contemporary novels with characters you’re destined to fall in love with.
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