Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Review & Excerpt Tour:The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

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From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes a captivating story of love, second chances and new beginnings...

We are thrilled to bring you the review & excerpt tour for THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE, the second standalone novel in Jill Shalvis's Heartbreaker Bay Series! Check out each stop on the tour and grab your copy of this fantastic new novel today!

   
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If she has her way…Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her…

…He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.

Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him…

Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice…Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but he doesn’t even remember her. How can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish–and let the mistletoe do its work…

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 Excerpt

Willa had no idea what the hell she thought she was doing agreeing to go out with Keane for dinner, but apparently her feet knew because they took her back into the grooming room to tell Rory.
               The girl was cross-legged on the floor in front of Carl, brushing him. Sitting facing her, Carl’s head was higher than Rory’s but he sat still happily, smiling.
               Carl loved the attention, all of it.
               “I’m heading out,” Willa said.
               “Thanks for the newsflash.”
               “I’m going with Keane.”
               Rory froze. Only her eyes swiveled to Willa. “Has hell frozen over?”
               Willa sighed. Given that all her current feelings for Keane were mixed up with her past feelings for him, she could hardly explain it to someone else much less herself. “It’s just dinner.”
               “Uh-huh,” Rory murmured, stroking an ecstatic Carl. “Remember you’re the one who said the devil himself couldn’t drag you cold, dead corpse out on a date with Keane even if he was hot as balls.”
               “Shh!” Willa took a quick look behind her but thankfully Keane hadn’t followed. “It’s all very…complicated.”
               “Complicated,” Rory repeated, amused. “Maybe we should have the birds-and-bees talk, like you always try to have with me when I’m attracted to the wrong-for-me guys.”
               “Funny,” Willa said. The fact was, both of them were attracted to the wrong men, still.
               But Rory was on a roll, ticking off points on her fingers. “No sleeping with him on the first date, no matter how amazing he kisses—“
               “Oh my God, keep your voice down!” Willa looked behind her again. “I’m not going to sleep with him on the first date.” Even if the low, sexy tone of his voice did very interesting, very distracting things to her body. Nope, she wasn’t going down that road because that road led to her downfall every time. This was just dinner, that was it. It was the only way she could ensure her emotional security. No more falling for a guy too quickly. Nope. Not gonna happen.

What I thought about
The Trouble with Mistletoe

I really enjoyed the first book in the Heartbreaker Bay series, so I was fairly confident I was going to enjoy this one too.  Jill Shalvis has a way of drawing you into the story quickly and she creates characters that you can't help but love.  What I like most about this series is the close knit group of friends and how they all look out for each other, even to the point of giving each other a push forward when needed.

When Willa sees Keane again after a disastrous experience in high school, she's determined to not have anything to do with him.  The wounds he left are still raw after all the years, and she's not up for more heartache.  But people change, and when she starts to realize just how terrific Keane is, well, you know how it's going to end.

I love the San Francisco setting in this series, love the group of friends and love the tales of romance that Jill Shalvis is creating with them. As always with Jill's books, I finished with a satisfied sigh and looked to see when the next book is coming out.

Very enjoyable. This one goes on my 2016 favorites shelf. Recommended.

 ARC provided for review.


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And don’t miss the first novel in Jill Shalvis’s Heartbreaker Bay Series, SWEET LITTLE LIES, now available!
Grab your copy HERE!

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Don’t Miss each stop on
THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE
Review & Excerpt Tour!

September 26

2 One Click Chicks – Review & Excerpt

A girl and her books – Review

That's What I'm Talking About – Review & Excerpt

Adria's Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Book Readers Anonymous – Review & Excerpt

Bridget's Book Bungalow – Review

Four Chicks Flipping Pages – Review

Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf – Review & Excerpt

This Wacky Momma Reads! – Review & Excerpt

September 27

Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt

Red Hot + Blue Reads – Review & Excerpt

Bookaholics Reading Haven – Review

Booknerd1107 – Review & Excerpt

Renee Entress's Blog – Review & Excerpt

East Coast Book Chicks – Review & Excerpt

I Love Romance – Review & Excerpt

SBB Reviews – Review & Excerpt

September 28

21st Century Once Upon A Times – Review

Bookworm Dee Reads – Excerpt

Delish, Devine and All Mine – Review & Excerpt

Embrace the Romance – Review & Excerpt

Reviews from the Heart – Review & Excerpt

Queen of All She Reads – Excerpt

Kelsey's Corner Time – Review & Excerpt

Theory of A Dreamer – Review & Excerpt

September 29

Bea's Book Nook – Review & Excerpt

Beneath The Covers Blog – Excerpt

Brittany's Book Blog – Excerpt

Reading in Pajamas – Review & Excerpt

The Revolving Bookcase – Review

Rock Out With Sweet Reads – Excerpt

Romanticamente Fantasy Sito – Excerpt

September 30

Aly's Miscellany – Excerpt

Book Munchies – Review & Excerpt

Lea's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Mistress of Romance – Review & Excerpt

The Readdicts – Excerpt

Socially Awkward Book nerd – Review & Excerpt

Shannon's book blog – Review & Excerpt

October 1

b i n i b i n i – Review

Books,Dreams,Life – Excerpt

Nose Stuck in a Book – Review & Excerpt

JordansBookReviews – Excerpt

Maari Loves Her Indies – Excerpt

The Heathers Blog – Review & Excerpt

October 2

A Literary Perusal – Review

Sweet & Spicy Reads – Review & Excerpt

The Geekery Book Review – Review & Excerpt

WTF Are You Reading? – Review & Excerpt

My fictional escape – Excerpt

Romance Reviews and More – Review & Excerpt

The bookworms obsession blog – Review

October 3

Books, Coffee & Passion – Excerpt

Ellesea Loves Reading – Review & Excerpt

Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents – Excerpt

EskieMama Reads – Review & Excerpt

Writing My Own Fairy Tale – Review & Excerpt

Southern Yankee Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Talking Books Blog – Review & Excerpt

October 4

Books and Things Blog – Review & Excerpt

Two Book Pushers – Review & Excerpt

Jax's Book Magic – Review

IrishdaisylovesRomance – Review & Excerpt

The Girl with the Happily Ever Afters – Review & Excerpt

With Love for Books – Review

October 5

BFF Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Adventures in Writing – Excerpt

Oh My Shelves – Review

Once Upon a Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Lightning City Book Reviews – Review

October 6

BJ's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

KT Book Reviews – Excerpt

I Heart YA Books – Review & Excerpt

The Travelogue of a book addict – Review

Read-Love-Blog – Review & Excerpt

October 7

Books Need TLC – Review

Ripe for Reader – Review & Excerpt

Ramblings From This Chick – Excerpt

What Is That Book About – Excerpt

Romance Readers Retreat – Review

October 8

Alphas Do It Better Book Blog – Review

books are love – Review & Excerpt

Fangirls Ahead! – Review

Wrapped Up In Reading – Review

Rustys Reading – Review

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About Jill Shalvis: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.  
 

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Release Day Blitz: 5 stars for Outsider by Olivia Cunning



Reagan Elliot should be living her dream…

She’s touring with Exodus End as their new rhythm guitarist and gaining more notoriety and fame than she ever imagined possible.

She’s earned the devoted love of not only one, but two spectacular men. Her committed threesome with sexy guitarist Trey Mills and her hunky bodyguard Ethan Conner is stable, loving, deep, and satisfying for all involved.

But sometimes the world sees things differently and is determined to destroy what it doesn’t understand.

Can Reagan’s relationship with Trey and Ethan survive the cruel backlash of the media, her family, and a bigoted public? Or will the talented musician lose everything she holds dear in the face of her own burgeoning doubts?

Outsider
is the second book in the Exodus End World Tour series. It’s also the sequel to Double Time, the fifth book in the Sinners on Tour series.
 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20643140


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What I thought about Outsider

I'll admit I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. I absolutely adore Trey from the Sinners on Tour series and loved how he got his HEA in Double Time.  I was so very excited to get more page time from Ethan, Reagan and Trey after their HEA in Outsider. 

This book is titled perfectly.  Reagan is feeling like an outsider--she's not officially part of the band, and there are lots of questions about the dynamic between the three lovers.  Trey, Ethan and Reagan are all negotiating their relationship, dealing with paparazzi, and jealousy.  Everything is off-kilter and they end up negotiating their relationship balance throughout the entire book I absolutely loved that about Outsider

There are plenty of very hot times between this polyamorous trio, and it balanced well with the other issues they were dealing with.  I totally fell for Trey all over again -- his confidence in who he is and what he wants while still having a tender heart makes him a super compelling character for me.

Olivia Cunning writes great band drama too, and the boys in the band always get plenty of stage time, which I love too. The ending was awesome!

I just loved everything about Outsider. It can work as a standalone, but it's really best if you read Double Time first.  Totally enjoyed this.

ARC provided for review.  





Where it all started for
Reagan, Trey and Ethan...

He craves her music and passion...she can't get enough of his body

On the rebound from the tumult of his bisexual lifestyle, notoriously sexy rock guitarist Trey Mills falls for sizzling new female guitar sensation Reagan Elliot and is swept into the hot, heady romance he never dreamed possible.
Ecstatic to be on tour learning the ropes with Trey's band, The Sinners, Reagan finds she craves Trey as much as she craves being in the spotlight.

When Reagan's ex, Ethan Connor, enters the scene, Trey's secret desires come back to haunt him, and pleasure and passion are taken to a whole new level of dangerous desire.



Pick up Insider,

 the first book in the 
Exodus End World Tour series
on sale until October 1 for 99¢


Insider Blurb

She thought she was ready to rock...
Toni Nichols put her aspirations on hold while she raised her little sister, but now she's reaching for the stars and living her dreams as the creator of a revolutionary interactive biography about the rock band Exodus End. Creating the book requires her to go on tour and immerse herself in the band's world as an insider, but can she gain the trust of four veteran superstars who've been burned by the media before? Or will her dreams crumble at her feet?

He's always ready to roll…

Logan Schmidt was born an adrenaline junkie. He lives for the rush he gets from playing his bass guitar before thousands of fans. When he's not performing on stage or in the bedroom, he's looking for his next endorphin high in extreme sports. So what is it about the sweet and innocent journalist on their world tour that gets his heart pumping and captures his full attention? Is she the real deal or is she posing at being his perfect woman to get inside secrets on Exodus End?

They're both ready to experiment…

Though Toni was innocent the first time she climbed the bus steps, that didn't last long once Logan set his sights on her. He's so much more worldly than she is and she's ready to learn how to please a lover and explore all the ways she can be pleased. Logan can't believe his luck. Toni's a phenomenal woman and she wants him to teach her how to rock and roll in the sack? Not exactly a burdensome task. Until she starts to get too close to his heart and takes her insider look to a place he never anticipated.
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 Olivia Cunning Bio

 Combining her love for romantic fiction and rock 'n roll, USA Today and New York Times Best-Selling Author Olivia Cunning writes erotic romance centered around rock musicians.

Raised on hard rock music from the cradle, she attended her first Styx concert at age six and fell instantly in love with live music. She's been known to travel over a thousand miles just to see a favorite band in concert. As a teen, she discovered her second love, romantic fiction–first, voraciously reading steamy romance novels and then penning her own.

Olivia's first book in her Sinners on Tour Series, Backstage Pass, was published in 2010 by Sourcebooks. Since then, she’s added to her collection of naughty rock stars by continuing the Sinners on Tour series, and starting two new series, One Night with Sole Regret and Exodus End World Tour. She believes there’s a perfect rock star out there for everyone–as long as you like your heroes a little sweet, a little dirty, and a lot sexy.

Visit www.oliviacunning.com for more information.