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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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Excerpt

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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Sound Of Silence by Elizabeth Miller Release Blitz, Review & Giveaway

 

 

 

Title: Sound of Silence
Author: Elizabeth Miller
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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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Excerpt

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m a military mom so anything that is military related I’m sure to read.  With that said after I read the synopsis to Sound of Silence I immediately wanted my hands on it. Once I finally got it could not put the book down.  It’s filled with sorrow, heartache, joy, suspense and second chances – ohhhh and Caden  Lawless  (FYI please to the military God’s in heaven can you send one to my door).  What this story also had that absolutely blew me away was how this author handled PTSD.

 

Caden and Justin friendship was one of brotherhood, loyalty and each always having each others back.  On a mission that goes wrong Justin  loses his life but makes Caden promise to take care of his finance and unborn child.  I have to admit Caden steals the show right from the start, he only met Piper once but the second time he sets his on eyes on her, he wanted to do what any alpha dominant male would – Claim her.

 

Piper and Justin’s relationship was 4 weeks into the making which landed with a proposal and a baby on the way.  She was immediately taking with Justin’s bad boy ways, looks and charms.  She never imagined he’d die along with all the promises of a future.  Being pregnant and alone for months Piper never expected to see Caden at her door step or the feelings she experienced when she saw him.

 

This story was hot.  Seriously the attraction and chemistry between Caden and Piper was crazy hot but neither acted on it.  I loved the slow build up, it was a pleasant torture that kept me wanting more.  As Caden keeps his vow to Justin to be there for Piper and his child, the two slowly begin to heal.   The progression and transformation of their relationship was well written it wasn’t rushed nor did it leave out how important Justin was to both of them.

 

Caden suffers from PTSD and I felt the author tied that into the story very well.  We see first hand how his flashbacks often interfere with his daily life.  I’ve heard stories but seeing how it can happen at any moment and it’s severity shed new light on this topic.

 

I also loved how we got to see Pipers love and dedication to Justin when we get to read her letters to him.  I’m not even going to mention Cadens communication with Justin even though he’s dead.  Caden and Pipers relationship was one that brought about a balance between the two and each found a place that they belonged.  This story was emotional and I wasn’t prepared for all the emotions I’d feel well reading this story.  The book was beautifully written. It’s definitely one everyone needs to read.

 

 

 

 
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Author Bio

 

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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Release Blitz & Giveaway ** False Start (Wilmington Breakers #2) by Sloan Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Cover: Cover Me, Darling

Length: 75,000 words



Wilmington Breakers Series


Down By Contact (Book #1)

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Nixon Cross isn’t wired to share his life with anyone. He’d considered a relationship once, but after the one man patient enough to put up with all his quirks shut him down, he committed all of his energy to football and helping his players. Now, one of his players need more help than Nixon can provide and his former flame is the one man who will know what to do.


Retired NAFL player Lincoln Sims had no choice but to stay in the closet; he was a professional athlete at a time when it was impossible to be honest about his sexuality. After retiring, he confessed his secret to his wife and son because he was tired of living a lie. Now, he’s ready to live his life. Nixon Cross is the man he left behind but could never forget.


Can these men find a way to recover from their false start years earlier?

 

 

 
Author Bio



Sloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s life. While she longs for the hustle and bustle of New York City or Las Vegas, she hasn’t yet figured out how to sit on the deck with her morning coffee, watching the deer and wild turkeys in the fields while surrounded by concrete and glass.


When she was three, her parents received their first call from the principal asking them to pick her up from school. Apparently, if you aren’t enrolled, you can’t attend classes, even in Kindergarten. The next week, she was in preschool and started plotting her first story soon after.


Later in life, her parents needed to do something to help their socially awkward, uncoordinated child come out of her shell and figured there was no better place than a bar on Wednesday nights. It’s a good thing they did because this is where she found her love of reading and writing. Who needs socialization when you can sit alone in your bedroom with a good book?


Now, Sloan is a tattooed mom with a mohawk and two kids. She’s been kicked out of the PTA in two school districts and is no longer asked to help with fundraisers because she’s been known to lose herself with a good book and forget she has somewhere to be.



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A Worthy Man by Jaime Reese Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway

 

 

 

Title: A Worthy Man
Series: The Men of Halfway House #5
Author: Jaime Reese
Genre: M/M Romance
Release: May 2, 2017
Photographer: Eric McKinney of 6:12 Photography

 

 

 

 

 

A story of two men and the boundless love that forever changed them. 


Vannguard Shaw has spent the last ten years serving a life sentence and adjusting to the ache of solitude. He accepts his fate, a sacrifice for the only man he ever loved and the one person who saw beyond his rough edges.

Drayton grew up with a trust fund and pre-planned future, but an unexpected encounter one night forces him to abandon everything and start from scratch. He is now a self-made man and developer of one of the most sought after electric exotic automobiles in the world with a fortune greater than that of his birthright. Yet, he’d surrender it all—again—for the only man who’s still ever-present in his heart.

After a decade and entirely too much distance between them, Vann is suddenly released back into a world that has been nothing but cruel. Drayton never lost hope they would once again reunite and pick up where they left off, but Vann’s stubborn nature and repeated encounters with a heartbreaking world prove to be a challenge.

Vann needs to tap into his fighting spirit’s reservoir of strength and hope life doesn’t punish him for taking a chance. Only then will he realize his own value and feel worthy enough to finally have Drayton’s heart. And their chance at forever.


* Although part of a series, this full-length novel can be read as a stand-alone. *Word count: 124K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Move over Cole and Ty! As much as I love you boys and no matter how spectacular your story was, there are two new men that have completely won me over. A Worthy Man is a gripping story that just completely takes you on one of the most romantic, sweetest rides.  This story was just EVERYTHING. 

 

“All roads always lead to you.”
“You and me forever. We’re a team. You can’t argue with the math.”

D + V =

 

Vann and Dray’s story is one that is filled with such love and hope. Two souls that endured a lot of pain, sorrow and loneliness because of outside forces trying to do everything to rip them apart and keep them apart. The one constant in their lives is their love. Even though a decade of separation passes there is nothing that can stop them or get in the way of these two soulmates becoming reacquainted.  Jaime completely hits you in all the feels in this book.  That first letter! OMG, It really got to me. The emotions, love and despair poured out of it and made me cry. The writing is just so beautifully captivating that this story grabs you from the very first page and doesn’t let you go. 

 

“I’ll be here, waiting for you when you find your way home to me.”

“When I finally get to have you again, I want you yelling so fucking loud everyone in a ten-mile radius will hear”

 

Vann and Dray were just so perfect together. What one lacked in the other made up for.  I’ve said this before about other characters in other books but these two men truly were made for each other.  Their level of commitment and the deep connection they shared is one of the strongest I’ve felt while reading.  Vann and Dray’s story took my breath away. I loved how much they truly were in sync with each other.

 

I can’t even express how amazing these men were and I really don’t want to say much more because you really deserve to experience this beautiful, touching, insanely romantic story just how I was able to. This author has really created something special and as much as I loved reading about the others this one really comes out on top. I just loved every single second of it.   I can’t wait to see what Jaime comes out with next. 

 


“Emotionally, beautiful and inspiring” – Amanda L Amazon Reviewer

“A great addition to this series. One of the most romantic books I’ve read this year.” – Bayou Book Junkie

“Overall…Their story is beautiful, heartbreaking, inspiring, sexy, and moving.” – Two Book Pushers

 

 

 

 

 

“C’mon,” Drayton said, tugging Vann by the hand. After breakfast and a countertop quickie, they had immediately returned to the bedroom and had been hibernating there since. He had no objection to spending all day in bed, but he had a surprise for Vann and couldn’t stand waiting any longer. “I want to show you the rest of the house.”

“But I like the bedroom.”

Drayton chuckled, pulling him up with more force. “We can come back after.”

“Fine,” Vann grumbled, finally sitting up on the bed with a dramatic pout.

“You’re cute when you don’t get your way.”

“Cute enough to stay in bed?” He waggled his eyebrows and petted the bed. “It’s really soft.”

Drayton leaned in and gave Vann a chaste kiss, jerking back quickly to avoid his grasp.

Vann’s laughter filled the room. “Damn. You’re still super-fast.” He reluctantly stood and stretched his arms over his head.

Drayton’s lips parted, enjoying the flex of muscles.

“Like what you see?” Vann asked, delivering a cocky grin as he seductively licked his lower lip. “Let’s get back in bed—”

Drayton threw his head back and laughed. “You’re still persistent as hell. C’mon. I want to show you something.”

“I want to show you something too.”

“This is important.” Drayton crossed his arms. “We can skim the other rooms but there’s one that’s special. It’s…yours.”

Vann sobered. “You’ve given me enough to cover every event for the rest of my life and then some. I don’t want—”

“It’s also for me. I’ll watch you while you use the room.”

“Hmm.” Vann pursed his lips. “Okay, you’ve got my attention.”

After a little more bargaining, Drayton finally lured Vann out of the bedroom and down the hallway. He opened the door to his office and stepped inside. “This is the room I’m usually in when I’m here.”

“Not anymore.”

He chuckled as they exited the office. They walked down the hall to the room he’d had converted into a gym.

“Damn, this is nice.” Vann checked the different weight options and looked at each of the machines.

“You’ve got everything here for all types of routines. And if you don’t like the view, you’ve got a TV.”

“The view’s beautiful.”

“Whatever we need to change out or add, we’ve still got space. I do a lot of thinking while I’m on the treadmill, so we’re not getting rid of that.”

Vann chuckled. “Okay.” He walked over to Drayton and leaned in for a slow kiss.

“Mmm. What was that for?”

“Is this the room I’ll use while you watch me? I promise I’ll make you sweat too.”

 

 

 

 

 

Jaime Reese is the alter ego of an artist who loves the creative process of writing, just not about herself. Fiction is far more interesting. She has a weakness for broken, misunderstood heroes and feels everyone deserves a chance at love and life. An avid fan of a happy ending, she believes those endings acquired with a little difficulty are more cherished.

 

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. 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.

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

 

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Two plus one equals scorching hot fun.


Dumped by his boyfriend and reduced to living in a grotty bedsit, Josh Carpenter lives for his job as a glassblower. That and occasional glimpses of his sexy downstairs neighbours, Rai Nakamura and Evan Truman.


Whenever he overhears the diminutive academic and the hunky plumber having loud and obviously kinky sex, Josh is whipped into a state of frenzied lust… and a longing for a relationship like theirs.


To his amazement, Rai and Evan find his embarrassing tendency to blush utterly charming, and the three men grow closer over the course of the long, hot summer. Despite enjoying Rai’s charming flirtation and Evan’s smouldering gaze, Josh is determined never to do anything to split them apart.


However, when a naked Josh falls—quite literally—into the middle of one of Rai and Evan’s marathon sex sessions, the force of their mutual attraction takes over. But just as Josh dares to hope, he senses a change. If the three of them can’t renegotiate the rules of their new relationship, Josh risks losing their friendship—and any chance at love—forever.


Warning: Contains one well-endowed stud with a sexy accent, one improbably toppy bottom boy with an unfortunate owl obsession, and one blushing naïf who can’t believe his luck. Also, the occasional indulgence in mathematical spanking and some shameless armpit sex.


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English through and through, Josephine Myles is addicted to tea and busy cultivating a reputation for eccentricity. She writes gay erotica and romance, but finds the erotica keeps cuddling up to the romance, and the romance keeps corrupting the erotica. Jo blames her rebellious muse but he never listens to her anyway, no matter how much she threatens him with a big stick. She’s beginning to suspect he enjoys it.

Jo’s novel Stuff won the 2014 Rainbow Award for Best Bisexual Romance, and her novella Merry Gentlemen won the 2014 Rainbow Award for Best Gay Romantic Comedy. She loves to be busy, and is currently having fun trying to work out how she is going to fit in her love of writing, dressmaking and attending cabaret shows in fabulous clothing around the demands of a preteen with special needs and an incessantly curious toddler.

 

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Title: Fallen Crest Forever
Series: Fallen Crest #7
Author: Tijan
Genre: Young Adult/New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Hang Le
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
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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 Six (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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New Release ** Score (San Francisco Thunder #1) by Victoria Denault **Beth’s Review

 

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Jude Braddock. Hockey god. That’s how everyone sees him now. But when they were teenagers, Zoey knew him as the kid who didn’t have enough nerve to make a move on their one and only disastrous date. Seems he doesn’t have that problem anymore, though. According to the rumors, he’s with a different woman every night. After a rough divorce, the last thing Zoey needs is more heartbreak. But Jude’s cocky, playful attitude is mighty hard to resist.
 
Jude knows he isn’t built for long-term relationships. But he’s getting sick of women pounding on his door in the middle of the night looking for a rematch. When Zoey comes back into his life, it’s like fate has given him a second chance. He’ll do anything to make her happy again. Is this what love looks like? He has no idea. All he knows for sure is that this time, he’s playing for keeps

 

 

 

 

 

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I love me some hot hockey hunks, whether it be the NHL playing on the TV or some fictional players in my books. When I want to escape reality for a little bit and just wind down, hockey will always be my first go to.  So when I can pick up a great book that has a great hockey hunk and a great story, I am one happy girl.  From the moment I picked up this author’s first hockey hunk romance, I fell in love with her writing and since then, she has become a one click author for me.  Also, many books later, she has yet to disappoint.

 

Jude always had a crush on Zoey, his sister’s babysitter and many years ago things came close to happening between these two young teenagers.  Now ten years later their paths cross again and the attraction is still there.  But Jude is no longer the seventeen year old virgin, he’s anything but.  Now he is an assistant captain of the San Francisco Thunder NHL team and when it comes to women he’s known to love ‘em and leave’em.  But that all changes when Zoey walks back into his life. 

 

I truly can’t put my finger on what it is exactly that I love about this author’s writing but every time I pick up her latest book, she sucks me in instantly every time.  I love everything about her books from her hockey hunks to her storylines, to the dynamics she builds between her characters as well as the cast of supporting characters she creates.  When it comes to hockey romances, I have to say Victoria Denault is one of my favorite authors to read.

 

I really loved Zoey’s character.  She is in a bad spot in her life with a pending divorce and basically starting over her career, but I loved that she was strong and independent and the fact that she was determined to turn her life around and get it back to be in a better place, with or without a man.

 

Jude comes off as your typical jock.  He’s sexy and he knows it, a little too much, he’s cocky but he’s also a charmer so you can’t help but love him, cockiness and all.  But when we see him with Zoey or thinking about Zoey, we see the real Jude.  The sweet caring person he truly is.  I also loved seeing him with his family, especially with his Dad as well as with the kids at the hospital.  That was the real Jude, the one I fell absolutely in love with.

 

As always, this author gives us not only great lead characters but some really fabulous supporting characters and I must say that Jude’s sister had me chuckling so many times.  We got to see more of Dixie than his other two sister and I loved the dynamic that the author built between these two siblings.  I also loved the cast of characters she included as Jude’s teammates and characters they were. 

 

Overall this was another fabulous read from this author that never seems to disappoint me.  This one was a great mix of fun and flirty with just the right amount of hot and sexy.  And I must say when these two came together, it was HOT. I honestly feel that between the really fabulous lead characters this author creates then add in her great supporting characters and a really engaging storyline,  this author truly has a great mix every time that keeps me totally engaged in her stories from start to finish and then leaves me immediately wanting her next story, which I am so excited for and can’t wait to get Dixie and Eli’s story coming next.

 

 

 

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Victoria Denault loves long walks on the beach, cinnamon dolce lattes and writing angst-filled romance. Before focusing on writing novels, Victoria was a journalist and a stand-up comic. She’s also an avid hockey fan who cheers more than one team and has a thing for play-off beards. Victoria grew up in Montreal, Canada but has lived in many major cities across North America. She spent her childhood summers in Maine and adult summers in Spain. She’s now happily settled in Los Angeles with her husband and their two chubby Chihuahuas.

 

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Laurent And The Beast by K.A. Merikan **Josie’s Review**

— Nothing can stop true love. Not time. Not even the devil himself. —

 

1805. Laurent. Indentured servant. Desperate to escape a life that is falling apart.
2017. Beast. Kings of Hell Motorcycle Club vice president. His fists do the talking.

 

Beast has been disfigured in a fire, but he’s covered his skin with tattoos to make sure no one mistakes his scars for weakness. The accident not only hurt his body, but damaged his soul and self-esteem, so he’s wrapped himself in a tight cocoon of violence and mayhem where no one can reach him.

Until one night, when he finds a young man covered in blood in their clubhouse. Sweet, innocent, and as beautiful as an angel fallen from heaven, Laurent pulls on all of Beast’s heartstrings. Laurent is so lost in the world around him, and is such a tangled mystery, that Beast can’t help but let the man claw his way into the stone that is Beast’s heart.

In 1805, Laurent has no family, no means, and his eyesight is failing. To escape a life of poverty, he uses his beauty, but that only backfires and leads him to a catastrophe that changes his life forever. He takes one step into the abyss and is transported to the future, ready to fight for a life worth living.

What he doesn’t expect in his way is a brutal, gruff wall of tattooed muscle with a tender side that only Laurent is allowed to touch. And yet, if Laurent ever wants to earn his freedom, he might have to tear out the heart of the very man who took care of him when it mattered most.

 

 

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Themes: time travel, servitude, serial killer, cruelty, motorcycle club, alternative lifestyles, disability, demons, tattoos, impossible choices, deception, crime, self-discovery, healing, virginity, black magic, gothic

 

Genre: Dark, paranormal romance

Erotic content: Scorching hot, emotional, explicit scenes

 

Length: ~135,000 words (Book 1 in the series, can be read as a standalone)

 

WARNING: This story contains scenes of violence, offensive language, and morally ambiguous characters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I’m going to be completely honest here, I’ve never read a book about time travel so I had no idea what to expect.  I’m not into paranormal but holy cow if this is what I’ve been missing, I’m not skipping this genre again. I just saw MC, and okay the cover but after I started I realized this book was oozing with the wow factors I long for in a 5 star read. Serial killers, suspense, innocence, really hot scenes and a MC club, sign me up!  This book was long but the journey was worth it in spades.  Not only was this story very well written but the character development was simply amazing.

 

Laurent comes from the 1800’s and his sexual preference would cost him his life.  He was the picture of innocence, only wanted what many want in life, to be loved by a man and be treated as more than an object.  I adored this character and admired his naivety.   It is that very innocence that led him to trust a man that appeared to show interest in him.  Laurent makes a decision and a deal that changes his life in ways he never expected.

 

Hold on to your panties people because Beast will set then on fire.  He’s been through a lot in life, he’s disfigured after a tragic fire.  In his eyes he is no longer  handsome and content in living alone in life.  You’d think this character would be bitter but he’s the opposite.  He has a big heart, doesn’t shy away from doing what’s right and is such an amazing guy.  He lives a hard and closed off life, his father doesn’t value the good in him and he doesn’t pay attention to the others that do see the good.

 

So this is where I lost myself in this book seeing the past collide with the modern world was simply amazing.  Seeing how Laurent viewed everything in the modern world blew me away.  We see everything and never once stop to take stock of all our fortunes in life but seeing how Laurent valued and treasured the littlest of things like plastic made me realize how lucky I am.  When Laurent sees Beast he doesn’t see the Beast or the scars that have marred him, he’s sees the man who is underneath.

 

I loved Beast right away but seeing his relationship blossom with Laurent made me love him so much more.  He was amazed by this man and was kind, loving and patient.  Beast was not perfect, he had his own insecurities to deal with but when he stumbled he stood back up.

Once Beasts and Laurent found a balance there was nothing that could get in the way, and believe me there are greater forces that will threaten to take it all away.  This is not your typical MC romance book but it does feel real. Their love story is one that will be put to the test but it also shows that true love does exists.  Holy cow when it reaches that climactic moment, that WTF, OMG moment seriously my heart was going to come out of my chest.   I’m talking Freddy Krueger type of moment, like cue the scary movie music please moment.  I wasn’t sure how things would end but considering what the book was about it was a fitting ending. Well played! It’s  clear there is more to come in this series, so bring it I’m ready!

 

 

 

About The Authors

 

K.A. Merikan is the pen name for Kat and Agnes Merikan, a team of writers, who are mistaken for sisters with surprising regularity. Kat’s the mean sergeant and survival specialist of the duo, never hesitating to kick Agnes’s ass when she’s slacking off. Her memory works like an easy-access catalogue, which allows her to keep up with both book details and social media. Also works as the emergency GPS. Agnes is the Merikan nitpicker, usually found busy with formatting and research. Her attention tends to be scattered, and despite pushing thirty, she needs to apply makeup to buy alcohol. Self-proclaimed queen of the roads.

 

They love the weird and wonderful, stepping out of the box, and bending stereotypes both in life and books. When you pick up a Merikan book, there’s one thing you can be sure of – it will be full of surprises.

 

 

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