Monday, May 30, 2016

Release Blast Excerpt & Giveaway:Shameless by Gina L. Maxwell


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SHAMELESS
Playboys in Love #1
Gina L. Maxwell
Releasing May 30th, 2016
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People say I’m shameless. They’re right.

I like my work dirty and my sex even dirtier. It takes a hell of a lot to tilt my moral compass, and dancing as a private stripper for horny suburbanites doesn’t even register. Neither does hooking up with them afterward whenever the mood strikes—it’s one of the bennies of the job—but it’s always a one-and-done. I don’t do repeat performances. Ever.

Until I meet the one girl in all of Chicago not interested in dry humping my junk. She’s all I can think about, and that’s a problem, because I made sure she wants nothing to do with me. But I’ve seen her deepest secrets, her darkest fantasies, and they match mine to a fucking T.

I want her. Bad.

Now I need to show her how good it can feel…to be shameless.

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Gina L. Maxwell is a full-time writer, wife, and mother living in the upper Midwest, despite her scathing hatred of snow and cold weather. An avid romance novel addict, she began writing as an alternate way of enjoying the romance stories she loves to read. Her debut novel, Seducing Cinderella, hit both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists in less than four weeks, and she’s been living her newfound dream ever since.

When she’s not reading or writing steamy romance novels, she spends her time losing at Scrabble (and every other game) to her high school sweetheart, doing her best to hang out with their teenagers before they fly the coop, and dreaming about her move to sunny Florida once they do.



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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Review:Beyond Ecstasy by Kit Rocha


The O’Kanes have a reputation for working hard and playing harder—except for Hawk. He joined the gang with one goal: to ensure his family’s survival through the impending war with Eden. It’s been years since he had the luxury of wanting anything for himself. Now, he wants Jeni. From the first moment he saw her, he’s been obsessed with making her his. Not for a night—forever. Jeni’s been lusting after the former smuggler for months, but he keeps shutting her down. She’s almost given up on getting him in her bed when he offers her the last thing she ever expected—a collar. Accepting it means belonging to him, body and soul. It’s a reckless gamble, but Jeni can’t resist the chance to slip under Hawk’s armor.

The only thing more shocking than the dark, dangerous pleasure they discover is how right it feels. But falling in love is even more reckless when forever is far from guaranteed. Because they aren’t just at war, they’re out of time—and every breath could be their last.



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What I thought about Beyond Ecstasy

I was so very excited to see this book's release!  In the last installment, the war between Eden and the sectors starts taking shape and the sectors are left waiting for Eden's next move.

There's plenty of tension happening here, with dead bodies on wire fences and Eden glowing like a debilitating lantern at night. Dallas and the gang don't know when Eden is going to attack and that has everyone on edge. 

Thinking that Eden will cut off the food source to start, Dallas sends Hawk out to the farms, and Hawk and his mother and sisters have to face the fact that they might just have to leave their home in a hurry when Eden attacks.

With thoughts of war, come thoughts of not making it, and so Hawk takes a chance on the woman that he loves. Jeni cares about Hawk too, but is worried about the real reasons Hawk is offering a collar and more. 

This book is really more about Hawk and Jeni and their love story rather than what is going on between the sectors and Eden, and that was okay with me.  I liked their love story, even though it's a familiar one.  We've seen Jeni's concerns before from some of the women in previous couples.  For me, Hawk was the attraction in this story. I found him to be very soulful and self-sacrificing and so in love with Jeni.  I loved that about him.

Being that this is the second to the last book in the series, I had hoped to see more of the whole sector four gang in this book and there were a few great scenes that I thought could have been expanded. A good book will leave me wanting more, and I did feel that at the end of Beyond Ecstasy

Kit Rocha does a great job with building the tension in this book, although at times I felt it fizzled out a little. There's a scene with Ace and Gia and Jeni when she returns from Eden that could have been pages longer in my humble opinion, just because the emotions were so wonderfully portrayed, I wanted more, more, more.

I loved Hawk and Jeni's story (although I thought their relationship issues were resolved a little too quickly) and I'm loving when the entire Sector is involved in the war story.  I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

Overall, I enjoyed Beyond Ecstasy and it kept me reading until the very end. Another great addition to the series! 

ARC provided for review.






Kit Rocha 

Kit Rocha is the pseudonym for co-writing team Donna Herren and Bree Bridges. After penning dozens of paranormal novels, novellas and stories as Moira Rogers, they branched out into gritty, sexy dystopian romance.

The series has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, and was honored with a 2013 RT Reviewer’s Choice award. Find out more at kitrocha.com, or sign up to be notified of their next release at bit.ly/kit-rocha-updates


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Friday, May 27, 2016

Release Day Excerpt & Giveaway:1984: Against All Odds (Love in the 80s #5) by Rebecca Yarros

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Cover Design: Regina Wamba - MaeIDesign and Photography
Release Date: May 27, 2016
   
Synopsis
Love the music—never the man. 

At twenty years-old, Sabrina Caroline was America’s sweetheart pop star, until she took a year off to treat her social phobia that her cut-throat-manager/mom paid top dollar to keep quiet. Now as part of her comeback, she’s forced into collaboration with one of the hottest rock bands topping the charts—Birds of Prey—whose lead guitarist happens to be her biggest mistake…and her biggest regret.

Hawke Owens never imagined Birds of Prey would surpass the basement of the Duncan High School for Performing Arts, let alone score them a European tour. But success has its price, and for him, it’s being forced to work with the only girl who shattered his heart—Sabrina Caroline. She’s everything that he remembers and more, every memory and fantasy come to life. At first touch, their connection is electric, but it’s also as strong as her determination to follow her number one rule—she doesn’t date rock stars…even though she’s become one.


Loving her again is as natural as holding his guitar, but she’s destroyed him once, and this time the stakes are higher, more public, and the consequences life-altering. Against the backdrop of the birth of MTV, they’ll have to choose between the demands of their label, and the demands of the heart.  

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Excerpt
He took my face in his hands and leaned in until he was all I could see, all I could feel, and smell. How easily he consumed me with a simple touch. “There have been too many women. Too many meaningless encounters. Too many faces. But there’s only been one name in my mouth, and it’s always been yours. Only yours.”   His mouth met mine without preamble, and before I could protest, I was lost to the feel of his lips on mine.   It was so familiar, yet new. When his tongue stroked the seam of my lips, I opened for him, and reveled in his groan as he sank into the kiss. I found the support beam against my back as he pressed against me, our bodies aligning with the fit I’d always remembered as perfect.   It was still just as exquisite.   His hand stroked down the side of my body, a path of fire igniting in his wake until he gripped one of my hips, pulling me even closer to him. With the other, he tilted my head for a deeper assault, exploring the recesses of my mouth, lingering like he didn’t already know every part of me.   It was the best second first kiss in the history of kisses.
I arched, pushing my breasts against his chest, and looped my arms around his neck. Then I kissed him back with every ounce of passion I’d missed these last three years. I kissed him the way I’d fantasized about since I walked out, with tiny nips and fuller, lingering caresses. When that wasn’t enough, I sucked his tongue back into my mouth and reveled in his groan of surrender.
He still wanted me, and that knowledge was more intoxicating than any alcohol, more high-inducing than any drug.
His hand shifted, running under my dress until he met bare skin where my garters attached to my stockings. “Holy shit, Brie. You’re going to be the death of me.”
He squeezed my bare thigh, and I lifted my leg, semi-wrapping it around his hip.
I’d almost forgotten how powerful it was to kiss Hawke, how it consumed every sense, every thought, until I was just a jumble of feelings and need. It was never just a kiss, it was a full-body experience that blocked out the rest of the world.
A moan escaped my lips as his set to my neck, and my head rolled back against the beam. He hit the spot right above my collarbone and I whimpered.
“I love that sound,” he murmured, then gently sucked that patch of skin so he could hear it again.
“Hey guys—whoa!” Chad’s voice penetrated my haze of desire.
“Go the fuck away,” Hawke said, moving so I was covered from Chad’s gaze. “Yeah, well, I would—I mean, good for you guys, and it’s about damn time—but
Oscar Oswald is here and he’s asking for us.”
I pushed gently against Hawke’s chest. If Oscar Oswald was here, it could mean huge things for their career. He was the biggest name going in rock. “You need to see what he wants.”
 
About the Author
Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of thirteen years, and they’re currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.  
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cover Reveal:Dirty Work by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert


Authors - Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert
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Release Date - July 26, 2016
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After serving his country with distinction on the battlefield, there’s only one place left for Jude Titan to fight – Washington, DC. The people of the great state of Illinois welcomed home their hero, and it’s because of them that he’s running for Congress. #TrustTitan
But there’s a problem. His opponent, Reagan Preston, is a temptation he can’t afford. Reagan Preston grew up in politics, groomed from an early age to carry on the family tradition. She’s in the biggest fight of her life against the golden boy, Jude Titan. It’s an uphill battle against one of the most eligible bachelors in Chicago, but she’s ready. With the backing of her family and friends, her campaign is a force to be reckoned with. #PurePreston What starts out as a fight for the ages turns into an attraction so intense they’ll both risk ruin for it. #PoliticsIsFilthy #DirtyWork



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About the Authors
Chelle Bliss, USA Today Bestselling author, currently lives near the Gulf of Mexico, but hates sand. She's a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She loves spending her free time with her 2 cats, hamster, and alpha male boyfriend.

Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She's a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Cover Reveal & Summary:Broken Prince(The Royals #2) by Erin Watt

If you've read Paper Princess by Erin Watt,
you want to know...

The answer may be found in the second book in the series, Broken Prince, and it's my pleasure to reveal the cover and blurb!
 
 SUMMARY:
These Royals will ruin you…

From wharf fights and school brawls to crumbling lives inside glittery mansions, one guy tries to save himself.

Reed Royal has it all—looks, status, money. The girls at his elite prep school line up to date him, the guys want to be him, but Reed never gave a damn about anyone but his family until Ella Harper walked into his life.

What started off as burning resentment and the need to make his father’s new ward suffer turned into something else entirely—keep Ella close. Keep Ella safe. But when one foolish mistake drives her out of Reed’s arms and brings chaos to the Royal household, Reed’s entire world begins to fall apart around him.

Ella doesn’t want him anymore. She says they’ll only destroy each other.

She might be right.

Secrets. Betrayal. Enemies. It’s like nothing Reed has ever dealt with before, and if he’s going to win back his princess, he’ll need to prove himself Royally worthy.




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Erin Watt
Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors linked together through their love of great books and an addiction to writing. They share one creative imagination. Their greatest love (after their families and pets, of course)? Coming up with fun--and sometimes crazy--ideas. Their greatest fear? Breaking up.


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Release Tour Review:Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett


Title: Sugar Daddy (Sugar Bowl, Book #1)
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: May 24, 2016

Synopsis:

Sela Halstead lost her innocence in a way that no sixteen-year-old should ever have to endure. She’s spent years trying to forget that night even while wondering about the identities of the monsters who brutalized her—until a telltale tattoo flashes across Sela’s TV screen. The incriminating ink belongs to Jonathon Townsend, the millionaire founder of The Sugar Bowl, a website that matches rich older men with impressionable young women. Obsessed with revenge, Sela infiltrates Townsend’s world, only to come face-to-face with a tantalizing complication: Beckett North, his charismatic business partner.

The tech mastermind behind The Sugar Bowl, Beck always gets what he wants, in business and in bed. And yet, for a man who’s done every dirty thing imaginable, there’s something about the na├»ve, fresh-faced Sela that sparks his hottest fantasies. Because with her, it’s not just about sex. Beck opens up to her in ways he never has with other girls. So why does he get the feeling that she’s hiding something? In a world of pleasure and power, the shocking truth could turn them against each other—or bind them forever.

Note: Sugar Daddy ends on a cliffhanger. Sela and Beck’s story continues in Sugar Rush and Sugar Free!
  



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What I thought about Sugar Daddy

Raped at sixteen, Sela Hallstead finally gets her life back together when she identifies one of her rapists.  That sets  her on a path to revenge, only she doesn't count on meeting Beck. 

Beck is her rapist's business partner and friend. They run a service pairing Sugar Daddies, right successful older men, with Sugar Babies, the young women willing to enter into contracts involving sex and money. Yeah, it's as creepy as it sounds but I thought Sawyer Bennett kept it from becoming a total turn-off. 

Most of the book focuses on Beck and Sela's relationship and their falling-in-love story.  I loved that part of the book, and I held my breath as Sela decided what she was going to do about JT, rapist and best friend of Beck.

The book does end on a cliffhanger, and I appreciated the warning!  I don't mind cliffies, and I thought this one did what a good cliffhanger does -- had me thinking about the possibilities all day long!

So a great start to this series.  It kept my attention to the end and it was a bit on the shorter side which worked well with the subject matter. I liked that the rape details are done with restraint, because that kept my attention on Sela and Beck. I'm not happy with Beck at the end of this book, so I'm looking forward how things will work out for these two.

ARC provided for review.


 

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  About the Author:
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 Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released more than 30 books and has been featured on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists on multiple occasions. A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone. Sawyer likes her Bloody Mary’s strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active toddler, as well as full-time servant to two adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or a combination of the two.  

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Review: 1984: Against All Odds (Love in the 80s #5)




Release Date: May 27, 2016
 
Synopsis
Love the music—never the man. At twenty years-old, Sabrina Caroline was America’s sweetheart pop star, until she took a year off to treat her social phobia that her cut-throat-manager/mom paid top dollar to keep quiet. Now as part of her comeback, she’s forced into collaboration with one of the hottest rock bands topping the charts—Birds of Prey—whose lead guitarist happens to be her biggest mistake…and her biggest regret. 

Hawke Owens never imagined Birds of Prey would surpass the basement of the Duncan High School for Performing Arts, let alone score them a European tour. But success has its price, and for him, it’s being forced to work with the only girl who shattered his heart—Sabrina Caroline. She’s everything that he remembers and more, every memory and fantasy come to life. At first touch, their connection is electric, but it’s also as strong as her determination to follow her number one rule—she doesn’t date rock stars…even though she’s become one. 

Loving her again is as natural as holding his guitar, but she’s destroyed him once, and this time the stakes are higher, more public, and the consequences life-altering. Against the backdrop of the birth of MTV, they’ll have to choose between the demands of their label, and the demands of the heart.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30002725-1984?from_search=true&search_version=service

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What I thought about Against All Odds

In this second chance love story, Hawke and the girl who broke his heart are reunited and must figure out whether they can make another go of things. They are both in the music industry, with Hawke having the reputation of a classic rock and roll bad boy and Sabrina coming back from a health related hiatus. Not exactly a recipe for success, especially when Sabrina's manager-mother isn't in favor of them getting back together.

Once these two manage to clear the air, it's evident to everyone that they belong together, but the price of their relationship could damage Sabrina's career and her squeeky clean image.

It will take a bucket load of honesty, a whole lotta love for Hawke and Sabrina to be brave enough to get together.  This was a very cute love story set in the MTV era, nicely sized for an afternoon reading.  

ARC provided for review.


About the Author
 
Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of thirteen years, and they’re currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.  
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