Monday, June 30, 2014

4 1/2 stars for Summer Rain






I loved this anthology. I can't say enough about it. Usually with anthologies, there are one or two stories by favorite authors I read, but I thoroughly enjoyed all the stories in Summer Rain.
Summer Rain is an anthology of nine romance novelettes, edited by Sarah Frantz. Each story is introduced with a special note from the author, and I thought that made these stories very special and really enhanced their  enjoyment. So here are a few brief notes from each one.
 

All proceeds from the volume will be donated to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (www.rainn.org), the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States. 


Redemption by Ruthie Knox...Redemption is the kind of story I've come to expect from Ruthie Knox -- two ordinary people with problems trying to find their way. Both Jesse and Mike are down on their luck, the kind of bad luck that can break a person. Will they grab on to what they have? Is it enough? Sweet and simple story about opening up and taking chances.

The Heart of It by Molly O'Keefe ... High class escort Elena and sexual abuse survivor Gabe work through some tough issues that illustrate just how deep abuse can scar. I had a hard time getting into the very beginning of this, but once they started talking to each other the story really exploded into something achingly sad and beautiful that had me choked up in a good way by the end.

Sacrifice by Cecilia Tan A very creative supernatural story about a demigod and the virgin sacrifice tithed to him. This sweet story was unique and I liked it alot. Best line: "Close your eyes," he murmured into my ear, though my eyes were already closed. "There will be thunder when I come."

Real Feelings by Charlotte Stein An amazing story of love from Charlotte Stein. There’s so much more to this than just love between a woman and her android. It is about Real Feelings as the title suggests. So lovely and believable. Favorite line: “He used that massive processor in his head not only to map my reactions and interpret my desires, but also to see right to the heart of me.”

Rainy Season by Mary Ann Rivers..Working as a barista, Lisa can see what everyone is missing in their lives but she doesn't see what's missing in hers until she asks out the math teacher that's been coming into the coffee shop for the last 6 months. Will he open her eyes to see what’s been missing in her own life?

The Rain in Spain by Amy Jo Cousins A young married woman struggles with feelings that she’s incompatible with her list-making husband and puts off a serious conversation about it until the end of their trip. After a night of the spontaneity she craves,will they be able to move forward together? Very nice slice-of-life story in a young married couples life.

Fitting In by Audra North “Not conforming to people’s expectations doesn’t mean someone deserves to be shamed.” This might have been my favorite story of the lot. So many messages here, I loved how Leila helped Stas “see” things differently. I loved Stas’s journey in Fitting In. Every word of this hit the target for me. Lovely, lovely story full of heart.

Private Study by Shari Slade Tess is a bit rebellious and has a different way of expressing herself sexually. Her website and her videos have some of her male classmates thinking she’s a slut because of it. After one creep makes inappropriate suggestions, another classmate comes to her defense, not that she needs it. But Jameson just wants to get to know the real Tess -- will she let him?

Storm Warning by Alexandra Haughton When Amy returns home to Texas after her dream job in Los Angeles doesn’t quite work out the way she planned, the first person she runs into is Tom, her former best friend who told her that her dream was stupid. There’s still a lot of anger over that as far as Amy is concerned, but a sudden storm forces Amy and Tom to talk through what happened all those years ago and uncovers deep feelings that can take their relationship out of the friend zone. Sweet second chance story.




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In this romance anthology, RITA-Award winning authors come together to tell the tales of the power of love, second chances, and self-sacrifice. Weathering the storm and romance has beautifully come together in nine novelettes. Each story unique, told through the voices of many talented authors. All proceeds from the volume will be donated to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (www.rainn.org), the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

ARC Review: One Sexy Ride by Vivian Arend


His goal is to stand firm

As the middle child in a big family, Len Thompson has found it easy to slip under the radar. His relationships outside the family-run garage tend to run a mile wide but only an inch deep as he keeps his heart, body and soul protected. But when the one woman he’s always wanted makes it known she’ll soon be leaving town, he can’t resist letting her into his carefully constructed fortress.

Her gift is rocking his world

Chasing her best friend’s big brother has both entertained and frustrated Janey for years. She’s not sure what triggered his change of heart, but hell, yeah, she’ll accept it. All of it. Every kiss, every touch, every bit of body-shaking pleasure. Working to meet her renovation deadline is suddenly not nearly as interesting as the mind-blowing escapades she’s enjoying with the big sexy mechanic.

When old fears threaten, Len must finally choose—face his past or let their future crumble.

What I thought about One Sexy Ride

Len's wanted Janey for as long as he can remember and Janey feels the same way about him. When they finally decide to take the plunge and date, some of Len's secrets and insecurities come right along with the all the wonderful and sometimes unsettling feelings he feels when he's around Janey.

There's an awesome scene when they are at the local diner having their first date. I just loved it. Vivian Arend does a great job taking a very ordinary scene and makes it a lot of fun. I really liked the quiet Len Thompson and for the most part understood his reasons for being hesitant to give his heart to someone. I thought it was cute he was still a virgin, and Janey does an awesome job of relieving him of his v-card. But the question comes down to whether he's willing to let his heart go to her too.
The more I read from this author, the more I like her stories. There's humor and some really sweet and sexy times, along with just enough drama to get you invested in the characters. Recommended. 

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Redeeming You by Lisa Cardiff Blog Tour and Giveaway

After walking away from a controlling relationship, Taylor Reed is broke, homeless and unemployed. When her brother, Alec, the drummer for Chasing Ruin offers her a job working for Chasing Ruin for the final thirty days of the tour, Taylor jumps at the chance.

Unfortunately, that job entails keeping Cam Donovan, Chasing Ruin’s lead guitarist, out of trouble for the remainder of the tour, but Taylor isn’t worried. She’s smart enough to keep her distance and there’s no way she’ll let herself be another notch on his bedpost.

Cam Donovan’s life hasn’t been the same since he ruined his chances with Bre, his childhood sweetheart. With regrets eating at his soul, he fills his life with meaningless one-night stands blurred by alcohol and drugs until Chasing Ruin threatens to kick him out of the band.

When Taylor joins Chasing Ruin on tour, he’ll do anything to avoid the mutual attraction simmering between them. He can’t afford another the distraction. But as the lines blur, and the days turn into weeks, Cam and Taylor realize their feelings for each other might be too hard to ignore.

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Cam moved to the front of the stage for the guitar solo in the middle of one of her favorite Chasing Ruin songs, “Life the Wrong Way,” and Taylor couldn’t peel her eyes away from him. He played the guitar so naturally, as though it was an extension of his body and his soul.

When she’d watched Chasing Ruin in the past, she normally kept her attention focused on her brother because she like seeing him happy, especially after the childhood they had, and playing the drums make him happy even if nobody else could tell by looking at his serious face.

Tonight, however, Cam had every ounce of her attention and more. The crowd screamed, lights flashed, and she’d never seen anything as seductive as Cam moving to the music, his fingers flying over the fretboard, his arms straining and his muscles flexing. She could see the sweat dripping down the side of his head; it was beautiful.

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After spending years practicing law and a million other things, Lisa decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer and she must confess that inventing characters is so much more fun than writing contracts and legal briefs. A native of Colorado, she lives with her husband and three children in Denver. When she isn’t managing the chaos of raising three children and owning her own business, she can be found reading or writing a book.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Cover Reveal: Alyssa Rose Ivy's The Dire Wolves Chronicles

We have been dying to share the covers for Alyssa Rose Ivy's The Dire Wolves Chronicles: DIRE, DUSK, & DAWN!! The Dire Wolves Chronicles is a brand new New Adult paranormal romance series that you will want to add to your TBR pile ASAP! The Order of the books is: Dire, Dusk, Dawn,with DIRE publishing September 2014!!


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About DIRE: Dire: The Dire Wolves Chronicles Gage was the first guy I ever wanted. He was my first crush and my first fantasy, but he wasn't my first in any other way because he never saw me as anything more than a friend— at least not until the night that changed everything. It was all Gage's fault. He insisted we drive through the storm and take the back roads. By the time the storm hit full force we had no chance. One night of snowbound sex changed our relationship forever. The problem was at the same time I caught another guy’s attention. This other guy happens to be the alpha of a pack of shifter wolves. Be sure to look for the next books in the series DUSK & DAWN:

 

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Alyssa Rose Ivy Bio: Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.         TDWC Collage Links: Twitter Author Goodreads Pinterest Website DIRE: The Dire Wolves Chronicles Goodreads Facebook

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Masquerade by Nyrae Dawn Launch Day Blitz


I'm so thrilled to be part of this Launch Day Blitz for Masquerade by Nyrae Dawn.  The Games series is one of my favorites! 

About MASQUERADE

After his father is put in prison for murder leaving his mother suicidal, Maddox Cross has always put his sister, Laney, first. Now living in Brenton, Virginia, Maddox has no idea what to do with his life, especially since Laney no longer needs him. One thing he does know is for the first time since losing football, he's found something else that's just for him--tattooing. When he meets a feisty young woman in the club where he works security, he has no idea that she has the ability to change his life forever.

Bee Malone has just moved to Brenton to open up her first tattoo parlor, Masquerade. Despite her young success, nothing is ever as it seems. After being kidnapped at a young age, Bee has difficulty being the daughter her parents lost and letting go of the "parents" she was raised with. When she meets Maddox, she's immediately attracted to him and what starts out as a one night stand leaves Bee wanting to connect with him in more ways than one.

Once Maddox finds out about Masquerade, he wants nothing more than to join Bee. But letting him in means trying to figure out who she is and she's not ready for that. And yet, as the two get closer, they find themselves leaning on each other more than they are comfortable with. Will their stubborn nature tear them apart? Or push them closer together? 



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      I’ve never been the type of person who sits around and dwells on life. Bad things happen all the time and overthinking them has never done shit to change anything. I remember when I went back home—or to the place I should consider home—I didn’t really understand what was going on. At thirteen I should have, but people who are kidnapped are supposed to have been hurt. They’re mistreated and locked away. They aren’t happy and loved the way I had been, so the whole thing was hard to wrap my head around.
      For about a week after they sent me home, that’s all I thought about. The people who raised me and the people who lost me. How they both loved me even though I didn’t know quite how to feel about any of them. Didn’t know how I felt about that screwed up word love at all. Rex and Melody had always told me they’d loved me but now I knew they’d stolen me. My real parents said they loved me but they didn’t really know me. I wasn’t their little girl anymore. How can you love someone you don’t know?
      It hurt and I cried, my chest feeling hollow and broken, knowing I should feel so many things I didn’t know how to.
      Nothing changed.

      I didn’t hurt any less. My real family was still broken-hearted and confused, and I’d lost who I considered my mom and dad.
      That’s when I decided I wouldn’t lose myself in the past anymore. I wouldn’t stress and dwell on things I couldn’t change or even things I could, because if I made that decision the first time, there was a reason. I would stick with my choices, even when someone didn’t get them or I got shit for being closed off or hard. And I wouldn’t worry about love or try to figure it out.
      Girls aren’t allowed to feel that way, I guess.
      This is why I’m pissed that I haven’t stopped thinking about Maddox since he walked out of Masquerade.


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About Nyrae Dawn
Writing has always been Nyrae Dawn's passion. Nyrae gravitates toward character-driven stories. She loves going on emotional journeys with characters whether it be reading or writing. And yes, she's a total romantic at heart and proud.
 

Nyrae resides in sunny Southern California with her husband (who still makes her swoon) and her two awesome kids.

When she's not with her family, you can be pretty sure you'll find her with a book in her hand or her laptop and an open document in front of her. Nyrae also writes adult romance under the name Kelley Vitollo.

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Giveaway:Five Ways to Fall by K.A.Tucker Release Day Launch


We are thrilled to celebrate the Release Day Launch of K.A. Tucker's FIVE WAYS TO FALL!! FIVE WAYS TO FALL is the fourth novel in her Ten Tiny Breaths Series, published by Atria Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster.



About FIVE WAYS TO FALL:

Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she’s made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it’s time for a change. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well…aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. Thank God she can get on a plane and leave that mistake behind her.

Football scholarship and frat parties with hot chicks? Part of charmer Ben Morris’s plan. Blown knee that kills any hope of a professional football career? So not part of the plan. Luckily Ben has brains to go with his knockout looks and magnetism. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny’s Palace, he’s ready to lead a more mature life—until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun. The one he hasn’t stopped thinking about.

If Ben truly were a smart guy, he’d stay clear of Reese. She’s the boss’s stepdaughter and it’s been made very clear that office romances are grounds for dismissal. Plus, rumor has it she’s trouble. The only problem is, he likes trouble, especially when it’s so good-looking…
 

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Ben

I love the angry ones.

Of course, anyone who knows me would argue that I love any and all women, and I can’t exactly disagree. But I love the angry ones the most. They’re a challenge to be conquered, the reason for their fury usually fitting neatly into three buckets: insecure, scorned, hormonal.

And this chick gazing up at me with fire in her caramel eyes?

I’m betting on bucket number two.

“My, what an awfully bright red shirt you have on,” she pushes out between gritted teeth, as if she’s trying to be polite but can’t hide her disdain.

I didn’t know what I was walking into when the punk-rock chick with the crazy-ass muscular body waved us over, but her friend with the purple hair and her back to me had me intrigued. Now that I’m getting a good look at her face, I know who I’m spending my last night with in Cancún. She’s not what some would call traditionally “pretty.” Her eyes are slightly too big and far apart, her nose is slightly too long and slender, and her lips—though nice and wide—are on the thin side. Yet something about all of that put together makes her sexy as hell. Maybe it’s the little nose ring. Or maybe it’s the way her decent-sized tits are pressing up against me, her low V-neck tank top—a casual shirt, telling me she’s not trying to pick anyone up—giving me a fine view of her cleavage. Whatever it is, my dick is certainly pleased. “You like it?” I ask.
 

An irritated glare flickers to the material. “No.”

I can’t help but chuckle at her candor. “Will you at least give me a head start before you gore me?”

Those thin lip curls into a condescending smirk. “Bulls don’t see color. That’s a myth.”

The only thing I love more than an angry girl is a smart, angry girl.

This is going to be fun.

“Well, how about I solve the problem for you.” I take a step back from her and swiftly yank my shirt off, exposing six days of suntanned skin and an upper body that I know looks damn appealing because I work my ass off to keep it that way. The random catcalls from the tables around confirm it.

And then I simply stand there and grin like the cocky ass that I am as Angry Girl can’t keep her eyes from scanning the muscles I’ve honed since my college football days, her lips parting ever so subtly. I see the shift in her, the moment where she realizes that, though she’d prefer to castrate the entire male species right now, she can’t ignore her attraction to me.

At least, that’s what I want to see.




Don’t forget the rest of the Ten Tiny Breaths Series…

TEN TINY BREATHS

ONE TINY LIE

FOUR SECONDS TO LOSE

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IN HER WAKE: A Ten Tiny Breaths Novella


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Monday, June 23, 2014

Giveaway & Review: The Saint by Tiffany Reisz


Book Synopsis:

In the beginning, there was him.

Gutsy, green-eyed Eleanor never met a rule she didn't want to break. She's sick of her mother's zealotry and the confines of Catholic school, and declares she'll never go to church again. But her first glimpse of beautiful, magnetic Father Søren Stearns and his lust-worthy Italian motorcycle is an epiphany. Suddenly, daily Mass seems like a reward, and her punishment is the ache she feels when they're apart. He is intelligent and insightful and he seems to know her intimately at her very core. Eleanor is consumed—and even she knows that can't be right.

But when one desperate mistake nearly costs Eleanor everything, it is Søren who steps in to save her. She vows to repay him with complete obedience…and a whole world opens before her as he reveals to her his deepest secrets.

Danger can be managed—pain, welcomed. Everything is about to begin.

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What I thought about The Saint

The Saint is a continuation of sorts for the Original Sinners series. It has some new reveals, but mostly it’s the story of Nora’s introduction to Søren. The Saint fills in many of the details that we didn’t get in the first four books and will totally thrill the fans of this series.

The story begins with Nora taking off by herself, hiding away, obviously upset. When someone special follows her, Nora tells him her tale of meeting Søren and eventually, Kingsley. While the story will be familiar to fans of the series, it does answer many questions regarding Nora’s family. And of course, there’s plenty of sexual tension rising between Nora and Søren in those early days that keeps the kink in the story.

There are a lot of twisty reveals in The Saint and it’s one big reason I love this series and the way that Tiffany Reisz puts her stories together. It’s often hard to write a review and not spoil all that fun, so let me just say this. Fans of the series will probably love learning more about Søren, Nora and Kinglsey. It’s a great addition to the series, and I can’t wait to see Tiffany Reisz peel away another layer of this onion with The King, the next book in this series.


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Tiffany Reisz lives with her boyfriend (a reformed book reviewer) and two cats (one good, one evil). She graduated with a B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and is making both her parents and her professors proud by writing BDSM erotica under her real name. She has five piercings, one tattoo, and has been arrested twice.

When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin Dance, Latin Men, and Latin Verbs. She dropped out of a conservative southern seminary in order to pursue her dream of becoming a smut peddler. Johnny Depp’s aunt was her fourth grade teacher. Her first full-length novel THE SIREN was inspired by a desire to tie up actor Jason Isaacs (on paper). She hopes someday life will imitate art (in bed).

If she couldn’t write, she would die.

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Giveaway & Review: Fake It by Jennifer Chance



Anna Richardson meets the baddest (and sexiest) of bad boys in FAKE IT, the second novel in Jennifer Chance's sizzling Rule Breakers series, out on July 1, 2014 from Random House. 

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About FAKE IT:

As her sizzling new series continues, Jennifer Chance sparks some serious combustion between a sexy biker and a corporate go-getter who’s ready to let her hair down.

New grad Anna Richardson works hard—so hard that she’s given up having a romantic life. Anna has even convinced her friends that she’s dating an amazing guy—who they’ve simply never met. But now Anna has a wedding to attend and needs to produce the hottie she’s been lying about for the past six months. Enter Jake Flynn, her infuriating, motorcycle-riding, jaw-droppingly gorgeous neighbor, who’s more than willing to fake it for a weekend. In fact, Jake won’t be satisfied until things get real.

Though Jake is only playing the role of adoring boyfriend, he’s starting to feel the heat, and judging by Anna’s sweet blush, so is she. Letting chemistry this intense go to waste would be a real shame. Soon, though, the thin line between fantasy and reality fades. Jake may not be what every buttoned-up fast-tracker wants, but he’s sure as hell what Anna needs. And if she takes a ride with him, their adventure never has to end.

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What I thought about Fake It

I liked this story of Anna, driven career woman and Jake, knight in shining armor.  When Jake agrees to help Anna out and play her boyfriend at a weekend wedding, She's told all her friends that she's seeing someone, and Jake steps in to play "Dave".  He's got a bit of an agenda, having watched her the last six months walk past his garage. Anna wants him too, but can't come right out and say so. But Jake does a good job using his sexy charm to lure Anna into having some fun. Complicating matters is Anna's ex, who happens to work with her at her high pressure job and thinks nothing of asking her to work crazy hours.

Jake is one smooth operator, and he says and does just about everything right with Anna. And his bad-boy-ness is really over the fact he rides a motorcycle.  Otherwise, he's a stand up guy. I really liked Anna and Jake together, they worked for me and I found their story more believable than the first one in this series.

So overall, thought this was a pleasant, easy read, with just the right amount of drama to keep things interesting yet not make it too heavy.


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About Jennifer Chance:

Jennifer Chance is the award-winning author of the new adult Rule Breakers series. A lover of books, romance, and happily-ever-afters, she lives and writes in Ohio.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Review & Giveaway: Star Struck by Laurelin Paige



Title: Star Struck
Series: Lights, Camera Companion
Author: Laurelin Paige
Publisher: Samhain
Publication Date: June 17, 2014
Summary: Onto every diva’s backside, a little wood must fall.


Hollywood actress Heather Wainwright was looking forward to a long, relaxing break before starting her next shoot. Except her assistant volunteered her for L.A.’s annual 24 Hour Plays.

Nervous about doing a good job for such a worthy charity, Heather falls back on “diva” mode, a defense mechanism that always carries her through. Until she encounters something that really gets on her nerves—a lowly carpenter whose Norse god eyes pierce right through her.

Highly sought-after production designer Seth Rafferty has little patience for A-listers with superior attitudes, which is why his attraction to Heather is absurd. Yet, sensing vulnerability beneath her screen-queen act, he lets her assumptions play out.

After the wrap party, Heather awakens with little memory of the night before—except that Seth gave her the best orgasm of her life, then disappeared. When he shows up on the set of her next movie, she winds up to give him a piece of her mind…and Seth shows her just how stinging hot “chemistry” can get.

Warning: Contains an outwardly snobby actress with a good heart, a delicious carpenter with a power drill, some much-deserved spanking, and an appropriately consensual—if tipsy—orgasm, as well as sex at an inappropriate time of the month.




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What I thought about Star Struck


Cute tale about a diva meeting her match. Heather is instantly attracted to Seth, that is until she finds out he's a carpenter. Seth feels something for Heather, too, but backs off a bit when he finds out she looks down at him because she thinks he's a carpenter. He's not really a carpenter and so begins the lie.

As with all good drama, that lie comes back to bite him, and unfortunately both Seth and Heather have lost their hearts to each other by this point. There's a nice journey for both of these characters, especially as they learn more about each other.

There's some definite heat between Seth and Heather, some nice banter, and a pregnancy scare with a little bit of twist that keeps the first part of the book moving. Even though I though there were a few slow spots, I did read this in a day.

I like this series. It's a bit different with the movie star angle and I find it fun. Nice summer beach read.

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About Laurelin
: Laurelin Paige is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She's a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there's kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn't seem to complain, however. When she isn't reading or writing sexy stories, she's probably singing, watching Mad Men and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine.


Friday, June 20, 2014

Cover Reveal Shoshanna Evers: The Tycoon's Convenient Bride...and Baby




Title: The Tycoon's Convenient Bride...and Baby
Author: Shoshanna Evers
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Sexual Content: Steamy
Publication Date: July 28, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Indulgence
Event Organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.

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The Tycoon's Convenient Bride...and Baby is a sexy contemporary romance by New York Times bestselling author Shoshanna Evers.

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Shoshanna Evers has written dozens of sexy stories, including The Man Who Holds the Whip (part of the bestselling MAKE ME anthology), Overheated, The Enslaved Trilogy, and The Pulse Trilogy (from Simon & Schuster Pocket Star).


Her work has been featured in many anthologies such as Cowboy Heat and Smokin' Hot Firemen, the Penguin/Berkley Heat anthology Agony/Ecstasy, and numerous erotic romance novellas including Bedhead and Ginger Snap from Ellora’s Cave Publishing. 

Her two bestselling non-fiction writing anthologies include How To Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors, and Successful Self-Publishing: How We Do It (And How You Can Too). 

Shoshanna is also the cofounder of SelfPubBookCovers.com, the largest selection of instantly customizable, one-of-a-kind, premade book covers in the world. 

Shoshanna Evers has been listed on Amazon as one of the "Most Popular Authors in Romance," as well as on the Contemporary Romance, and Erotica "Most Popular Authors" lists. 

Reviewers have called Shoshanna’s writing “sensuous, delightful, and sizzling” with stories where “the plot is fresh and the pacing excellent, the emotions...real and poignant.” 

Shoshanna used to work as a syndicated advice columnist and a registered nurse, but now she’s a full-time romance writer and a home-schooling mom. She lives with her family and three big dogs in Northern Idaho, and loves to connect with readers on Twitter @ShoshannaEvers, and Facebook at Shoshanna.Evers. 

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Giveaway & Review: Tempting Meredith by Samantha Ann King



“King brings us a deliciously sensual ménage of love and healing in her newest erotic romance, Tempting Meredith. Deceptively strong characters come together to reveal a story filled with passion, love, humor, heartbreak and redemption. Lush sexual delights are backed by multiple well-developed plot lines. King gives readers an engaging erotic romance that addresses not only the physical highs and lows of a ménage relationship but also the emotional.” RT Book Reviews

 Samantha Ann King is a USA TODAY Bestselling Erotica author who knows how to bring the heat. King takes the phrase “a night to remember” to a whole new place in her latest novel, TEMPTING MEREDITH – an extremely sensual tale about one woman’s past with two men and her future with another.


About TEMPTING MEREDITH:

Astrophysicist Meredith Burke's professional life is perfect. Her personal life is another story. Years ago, a menage with the man she loved and his roommate left her with a broken heart and a secret. She hasn't trusted anyone since, but when she meets rugged hunting guide Charlie Connor she figures she doesn't need to. He's got "one-night stand" written all over him.

After one night with Meredith, Charlie needs more. She's intoxicating, and shockingly willing to give him total control of her body. When she agrees to spend an entire week with him at the lodge where he works, it's more than he'd hoped for. But Blaine Bridges, Charlie's best friend and boss, has his own secrets.

Blaine hasn't seen Meredith since that disastrous encounter eight years ago, but he still has feelings for her. Now she's dating his best friend, the man he wants for himself. When Meredith invites him to join in their naughty play, his pleasure is all-consuming. But will the secrets they all hold close destroy a beautiful beginning or bring these three lovers closer than they ever imagined?

Find out more about TEMPTING MEREDITH in this exclusive interview with Samantha Ann King!
 

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What I thought about Tempting Meredith


When Meredith agrees to a menage with her boyfriend's roommate, she has no idea how much that decision turns into a life-changing event. Eight years later, she has a doctoral degree, a good job and a hesitant heart when it comes to getting emotionally involved with a man. Until she meets Charlie.

Meredith decides to give Charlie a chance at something more than just a one-night stand, but things get interesting once she meets Charlie's roommate. It's Blaine -- her old boyfriend's roommate and it brings back lots of old memories that need to be resolved.

Tempting Meredith does a nice job of taking the reader through some fairly important discussions between these three characters. Not only is Meredith trying to understand her feelings for Charlie, Blaine and Charlie are now looking at their feelings for each other. The erotic parts of Tempting Meredith were hot, but what I liked the most was the developing relationships between these three.

This is a hot menage story where relationships are just as important as what happens in the bedroom and I really liked that about this story. A quick, spicy read with enough drama to keep it interesting.


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About Samantha Ann King:

Samantha Ann King was born and raised in Houston, Texas. After receiving her BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University and marrying her high school crush (notice she didn’t say sweetheart), Samantha relinquished her “native Texan” status and moved to Baton Rouge. She has called Albuquerque, New Mexico home since 1985. The mother of three has volunteered in the community as an advocate for children’s issues ranging from education to healthcare. In 2010, as her nest started to empty, she began writing erotic romance. Thanks to her win in Passionate Ink’s Stroke of Midnight Contest, Samantha signed her first publishing contract in 2011. Her first book was nominated for RT’s 2012 Reviewers’ Choice Award.

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