Friday, December 30, 2016

Blog Tour:Face-Off at the Altar (The Assassins Series #10) by Toni Aleo


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Synopsis

Markus Reeves is sucking. Big-time. Toiling away on a minor-league hockey team hundreds of miles away from home, he's watching his dreams of an NHL career fade away. Add in the lingering guilt he has over the dramatic demise of his relationship with college girlfriend, Mekena, and he's a mess on and off the ice.

But the family of his heart, the Sinclairs, won't let Markus suffer any longer. When he arrives himself back in Nashville for a trial run on the Assassins, it feels like his life may be making a turn for the better. If only he could get Mekena to forgive him...

Mekena Preston has been hurting since fleeing Nashville following the horror of Markus's betrayal with her sister. Now a professional photographer, Mekena finds herself in the same place at the same time with Markus to celebrate Lucy and Benji Paxton's wedding. Neither of them has been able to move on—and they're starting to wonder if they really want to.

They're headed for a face-off at the altar unless they can confront their past and unearth the truth about what really happened on that fateful night.

Excerpt


“You are, by far, the most patient man I know.”
Baylor grimaced as she took Dawson from Markus’s outstretched hands. He smiled as Dawson looked at him innocently. He knew the little guy didn’t mean to puke all over him and he wasn’t upset, but he was trying to figure out a way to get to the house and shower before he had to talk to Mekena. He highly doubted that baby puke would be an aphrodisiac. Maybe it would be? Huh.
He wasn’t going to try, though. 
As Baylor cuddled Dawson against her, Markus waved her off. “It’s no big deal. He’s a baby.”
She smiled shyly. “Yes, but Ashlyn pooped on you too.”
He grinned as he shrugged, trying not to laugh. It was a tough rehearsal for Dawson, Ashlyn, and Markus. Puke and poop were big-time stars during the hour of watching the Sinclairs and Grace Justice try to put together a wedding. He wasn’t sure what was funnier, Jace glaring as Jordie walked with Avery, or Ashlyn farting and then realizing she had just shit all over him. It was a toss-up, but then Dawson decided to puke down the front of his shirt, and he figured he was now a substitute for a baby rag. “I volunteered.”
“Still, we’re really sorry,” Avery said, holding Ashlyn close as she rocked her back and forth. “I understand if you don’t want to watch her ever again.”
“Nonsense,” he said, laughing as he tucked his hands into his pockets and looked around. He spotted Mekena at the front of the altar, taking pictures of random things. He wasn’t sure if she was done, but maybe he could slip away. “How much longer until y’all are done?”
“We’re done, but Lucy and Benji have some pre-wedding pictures they’re having done with Angie.”
“So Mekena isn’t done?”
Avery smiled. “Nope, she’s got a bit.”
“Can you pass a message for me?”
“Sure.”
“Let her know that I went back to the cabin to shower and clean up?”
“Yeah, of course. I’ll tell Jace to tell her since I’m taking Ashlyn to bed.”
“Cool, thanks,” he said, kissing her cheek and then Baylor’s, before rubbing Dawson’s head. “I’ll see you guys in the morning.”
Before he could get far, though, Baylor smiled. “Thanks again.”
“Anytime. I mean that.”
Avery smiled. “Thanks.”
“Also, good luck,” Baylor added.
Flashing them both a big grin, he nodded. “I need it.”
Heading out the back, he made it back to the cabin quickly. When he entered, though, Mr. Right was sitting on the windowsill howling. “Whoa, man. What’s up?”
Meoooooowwwwwwww, he wailed, with his mouth wide open as his hair stood on end.
“Bro, I don’t know what to say. I don’t speak your language. Are you singing? Do you want me to sing too? Meoooowwwwww,” he said, and Mr. Right looked back at him, almost with a glare. “We should add some beat to that and make a remix,” Markus joked as the cat wailed. Deciding that was a good idea, he pulled out his phone and started to beatbox as the cat wailed, recording it on his SnapChat. The cat must have realized what he was doing because he looked back, scowling, and Markus hid his phone. He didn’t want to admit it, but Mr. Right kind of freaked him out.









About the Author

My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.
 

I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.
 

I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
 

When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.
I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.
 

… and did I mention I love hockey?


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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Teaser:Royally Deep by Virna DePaul

ROYALLY DEEP
Adult Contemporary Romance
Scheduled to release: January 10, 2017

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32945432-royally-deep?from_search=true
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Take one sexy quarterback,
Mix in one adventurous princess,
Add some serious sexual tension,
And you get the royal romance of a lifetime.

Kyle Young—all-star quarterback and lady-killer—thought he knew what he wanted out of life: freedom, football and fun. Then he meets Bella. She seems like the perfect woman: gorgeous, funny, and a huge football fan. But what he doesn’t know? Bella also happens to be Princess Arabella of Salasia.

Yearning for adventure and romance before she devotes herself to her country and marries a man she doesn’t love, Arabella can’t believe her luck when she meets Kyle. Sparks fly between the football player and the princess, and they begin an affair neither of them could’ve imagined.

Soon, however, duty and self-doubt cause Kyle and Arabella to separate. Can he become the prince she needs? And can Arabella overcome her family’s disapproval? Or will their love transform back into a pumpkin at midnight, leaving them both without a happily ever after?



About the author


Virna DePaul is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, and a former criminal prosecutor who writes thrilling, sexy stories about ordinary people overcoming extraordinary obstacles to find love. She has been traditionally published with Penguin, Harlequin, and Random House, and is also a bestselling Indie author.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Release Day Blitz:Face-Off At The Altar by Toni Aleo



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Synopsis

Markus Reeves is sucking. Big-time. Toiling away on a minor-league hockey team hundreds of miles away from home, he's watching his dreams of an NHL career fade away. Add in the lingering guilt he has over the dramatic demise of his relationship with college girlfriend, Mekena, and he's a mess on and off the ice.

But the family of his heart, the Sinclairs, won't let Markus suffer any longer. When he arrives himself back in Nashville for a trial run on the Assassins, it feels like his life may be making a turn for the better. If only he could get Mekena to forgive him...

Mekena Preston has been hurting since fleeing Nashville following the horror of Markus's betrayal with her sister. Now a professional photographer, Mekena finds herself in the same place at the same time with Markus to celebrate Lucy and Benji Paxton's wedding. Neither of them has been able to move on—and they're starting to wonder if they really want to.

They're headed for a face-off at the altar unless they can confront their past and unearth the truth about what really happened on that fateful night.

Excerpt


Watching as Elli crossed the ice, saying hi to everyone she passed, Mekena knew she had to go. Standing, she wobbled a lot, but she still made it to the entry to the ice. She could do this. It wasn’t that hard. Just like walking—on water. No big deal.
Oh, God, she was going to die, and everyone was going to see it.
Swallowing hard, she stepped out on the ice and figured she could ride the side of the boards to him. Elli was already there, gushing over the kids and kissing all over the guy Mekena assumed was her nephew. And holy hot genes. Dark hair, bright blue eyes, and a jawbone that could slice the ice. He was beautiful, just like his uncle and his momma. Tall, too, and thick. Obviously a hockey player. That should have given her a little more confidence to skate over there, but instead, her fingers dug into the siding as she slowly made her way toward them.
When Elli looked up, Mekena let go of the sides and waved. “I’m a little slow. I’m coming!”
Elli said something to Ryan, whose eyes lit up when he looked over at her. As he detangled himself from the kids that were trying to climb him like a wall, she figured he was coming to help.
Oh, no, that was embarrassing.
No, she could skate. She had it!
Letting go of the siding, she went with ease. And at first, things were good. She was skating! But as well as it was going, it suddenly went very bad. She felt her knee bend funny and then her body start to fall. And as the ice came into view, she let out a cry, waiting for the ice to break not only her glasses but her nose too. Maybe her teeth.
But she didn’t fall.
No, instead, someone had her by her hips, pulling her up and to her feet.
“Whoa there, girlie. I thought you knew what you were doing?”
Markus.
Everything inside her went hot. Not from embarrassment but from pure, burning desire. Trying to catch her breath, she looked up at him, his eyes so dark, his mouth so close to her cheek as he smiled.
Crap. Crap on a cracker.
“Markus.”
“Yup, it’s me,” he said, grinning as he stood her on her feet. “Saving your life.”






About the Author

My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.
 

I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.
 

I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
 

When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.
I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.
 

… and did I mention I love hockey?


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Thursday, December 22, 2016

ARC Review:Unwrapped by Taryn Quinn


One hot night. Three naughty best friends. What can possibly go wrong?

When an upcoming birthday makes Caitlyn Sachs decide to seek a gift that doesn't come in a box—a no-strings hookup to finally lose her pesky virginity—there's just one problem.

She doesn’t want only one guy. She wants two.

The men she can't pick between just happen to be her best friends and business partners, Matthew Collins and Tristan Baldwin. And both men want each other too, much to her surprise.

Then Matt offers a shocking suggestion.

She should lose her virginity not once, but twice. To them.

After being kidnapped and spirited away to a remote cabin in the mountains, Cait is ready to unwrap her Christmas present—her two sinful men—over and over again.

First time, first threesome, first time she didn't want a night to ever end.

When the morning comes, it's all supposed to be over. But sometimes holiday hotness can lead to forever...

BONUS
Keep the Christmas fire burning with a FREE copy of JINGLE BALL, a MMF holiday romance novella, included at the end of Unwrapped!

Unwrapped was previously published by Cari Quinn in 2011. This book has been altered and re-edited.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33388808-unwrapped
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What I thought about Unwrapped

Unwrapped is a super steamy story about Caitlyn and her roommates and business partners Tristan and Matthew. She's tired of being a virgin and plans on asking one of her roomies to help her out, but she can't decide on which one.  That problem sort of fixes itself when she finds out that Tristan and Matt share a special relationship too, and suddenly, having them both is on the table.

What follows is to put it precisely ... lots and lots of sex.  Somewhere in there, they all realize the truth depth of feelings for each other and they struggle with what will happen after their magical weekend together.
While at times I felt that Caitlyn (and to some extent the men too) were a bit immature, it was clear that there was something going on worth exploring between them. 

And then there's the family to deal with since it is the holidays!  Cait may have lost her virginity, but no one is confident on how their families will accept their new three-way relationship, especially if the guys are totally honest about their relationship too.

Cait, Tristan and Matthew will have to figure out exactly what they want if they want to continue their mind blowing physical relationship and be a real triplet.

This erotic romance is full of creative sex and mild conflict, and it's an easy afternoon/evening read, if that is what you are looking for.

ARC provided for review.
  
ABOUT TARYN QUINN
USA Today Bestselling authors Taryn Elliott & Cari Quinn have been teaming up for a long time, but they also wanted a new playground for their sexier stories.
A deep and abiding love for soap operas and Salem, MA created a limitless wealth of stories we wanted to play with. Insert our new alter ego.

What you'll find: stories that are a little over the top and may have a few darker twists, and maybe sometimes a little paranormal flavor, but all of them guarantee sexy satisfaction.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Release Blitz Review:Wicked Impulse by Chelle Bliss

NEW RELEASE! 

WICKED IMPULSE
by Chelle Bliss

ALFA PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS - A MEN OF INKED SPINOFF

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➡WICKED IMPULSE CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE⬅
Didn't read the previous ALFA P.I. books, but you're dying to read Bear's story? GREAT NEWS... YOU CAN! Wicked Impulse can be read as a standalone.

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ALFA Private Investigations is a spin-off of the Men of Inked series, but can be read separately. **Includes a BONUS novella - Men of Inked Christmas**

There's only one thing worse than dating a friend's sister sleeping with his mother.

Fran DeLuca's known for her bossy, overbearing personality almost as much as for her love of nylon tracksuits. But when someone runs off with fifty thousand dollars, she becomes involved in an ALFA investigation and catches the eye of silver fox biker, Bear.

Bear North, ALFA's resident bad boy, has never thought of Fran as anything more than his buddy's mom. When she trades in her elastic pants and orthopedic tennis shoes for a pair of skintight jeans and high heels, he takes notice of the fifty-something MILF.

When the money trail leads closer to Fran than expected, Bear takes charge of the investigation and will do anything to protect her. Can Bear track a thief, claim Fran, and keep Morgan DeLuca in the dark long enough to solve the case?

Wicked Impulse is book 3 in the ALFA PI series and includes a BONUS novella - Men of Inked Christmas.

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SINFUL INTENT (FREE) | UNLAWFUL DESIRE | WICKED IMPULSE



What I Thought About Wicked Impulse


In this third installment of the ALFA PI series, the perenniel bad boy Bear is teamed with Morgan's mother Fran for action and suspence while investigating stolen money. That's not all the investigation on going in this story, as both the main characters have a lot of self-examination going on too!

In this mature contemporary romance, Chelle Bliss does a wonderful thing and lets the main characters express their sexual desires, showing that experience can be a wonderful thing when it comes to getting it on.

Bear has some miles on him, and he's made some mistakes in his past that he must deal with. Fran has been around too, and she's ready to figure out who she is now that her "mom" days are past. I just really liked how these two explored what they wanted and how they were together. And that was hot, hot, hot!

Of course there's some action and suspense from the missing cash investigation. There was a nice balance of this with the romantic elements of the story.

Overall, this was a scorching hot story between two characters that get a second chance at love, proving that passion doesn't die with age! The book works well as a standalone but you'll probably want to read the first two for more background.


Contains a bonus Men of Inked Christmas novella.


ARC provided for review.  

ABOUT CHELLE BLISS


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Chelle currently lives near the Gulf of Mexico and is a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend.


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