Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Release Blitz:Infinite Us by Eden Butler

Title: Infinite Us
Author: Eden Butler
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 23, 2017

Love is timeless… Nash Nation loves zeroes and ones, over-sized monitors and late office hours. He’s too busy taking over the world to make time for relationships—that is, until his new neighbor Willow O’Bryant barges into his life, and now Nash can’t shake the feeling that this isn’t the first time she’s interrupted his world.  

Then, the dreams start. And in the dreams—memories.  

Memories of a girl named Sookie who couldn’t count on love or friendship, never mind forever. Memories of a library and a boy called Isaac and secrets made in private that destroyed his world.  

The memories seem real, but who do they belong to? When Nash and Willow discover the truth, life as they know it unravels.

 The bridge between this life and the next is shored up by blood and bone and memory. Sometimes, that bridge leads to the place we’ve always wanted to be.

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About The Author

Eden Butler is an editor and writer of Mystery, Suspense and Contemporary Romance novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum. 

When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden patiently waits for her Hogwarts letter, edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football. 
She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana. Please send help.

Monday, May 22, 2017

ARC Review:Buns (The Hudson Valley Series Book 3) by Alice Clayton

The third in the hilarious yet sizzling hot Hudson Valley series from New York Time and USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton.

Clara Morgan is living the dream, if you can call rebranding hotels that are desperate for a new life and running any kind of marathon a dream. Which she does. But the career she loves and the endurance races that keep her adrenaline pumping have kept her too busy to put down any roots. Growing up in foster care, she’s never been able to establish traditions of her own, which may be why she’s fascinated by the rituals that generations-old family resorts are known for. She’s especially interested in the Bryant Mountain House, and not just for their secret recipe for the yummy, gooey, can’t-get-enough-of Hot Cross Buns….

Archie Bryant, the man with the Buns, is fifth generation and one-day-owner of the charming yet run-down Bryant Mountain House in Bailey Falls, New York. He’s determined to save his family’s legacy from the wrecking ball the old-fashioned way—by gritting his teeth and doing what needs to be done. There’s no way Archie will be influenced by the new hotel branding expert his father brought in to turn one hundred and fifty years of tradition on its head just to attract a faster, younger, slicker crowd. But when some of Clara’s ideas start bringing in new, paying customers, Archie can’t deny that she may have just given him a shot at keeping his resort open.

It’s sticky, it’s messy, it’s sweet, it’s Buns.

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What I thought about Buns

Clara Morgan has a fabulous job bringing failing hotel operations back to life.  Her boss has hinted a partnership is in the works once she gets her latest client, the Bryant Mountain House in Bailey Falls in upstate New York back on track.  Clara likes the sound of that and also wants to check out Bailey Falls -- it's the little town where her friends Roxie and Natalie found love (See book 1 &2 in the series).

Archie Bryant has been running his family's business with an eye for keeping up the traditions of the past.  When he meets Clara, he's dug in his heels and isn't ready to embrace the changes that Clara proposes, but he is very interested in Clara.  They have a bit of an enemies-to-lovers thing going on that is truly sweet and exactly what they both need (the lovers part, that is).

Clara tries to resist Archie's charm, but she's really a goner from the first moment he kisses her.  She knows it's not a good idea to get involved with someone who is essentially her boss on the project, but the attraction between them is very strong.  Archie is a bit stuffy at first, but I loved how he gradually opens up to her.  Even though they can't deny the physical attraction for each other, Clara still has some old baggage that is keeping her from letting herself love Archie like she really wants to.

What I truly loved about this story is Clara.  She's focused on her career and the satisfaction she gets from doing a good job and building her reputation. Her past has shaped her into a successful career woman and has also kept her from putting her heart in a vulnerable position. She must decide what she wants, what she needs, and how she can have both her career and the man she's falling for.  These are questions many young career women face, and I liked that this story didn't automatically have her dumping her career in order to get her man. 

Although I found the story slightly predictable, it really worked for me because I loved these two main characters.  Clara is a sharp business woman, and I loved that she was successful and her life wasn't about finding a man.  Archie was sweet and patient with her (okay, maybe not so much at first) and I loved how he cared about the Bryant Mountain House, its traditions and employees. What made it all even sweeter was how Roxie and Leo and Natalie and Oscar had a part to play in this story too. Everything just came together nicely for me and I found myself wanting to know how Clara was going to resolve her dilemma.

Buns is a sweet love story about two people having a chance for happiness,even though their past may prevent them from being open to it.  It's about grasping that opportunity for love and not letting it go. It's about making the choice for happiness without giving up other aspects of life that make you happy, like a career. I loved that about this story.

I love this series. The women are strong and career-minded, and their men love them for it.  It doesn't get any better than that in contemporary romance!

An ARC was provided for review.

About the Author 
ALICE CLAYTON worked in the cosmetics industry for over a decade before picking up a pen (read laptop). 
She enjoys gardening but not weeding, baking but not cleaning up, and finally convinced her long-time boyfriend to marry her. 
Now, about that Bernese Mountain dog

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Escape with the Wolfies -- Wolf Games Release, Excerpt & Kindle Giveaway

Escape With the Wolfies 
Wolf Games Release Day

You deserve to get away from it all for a little while. Come escape with the Wolfies! Vivian Arend is the New York Times Bestselling author of the Granite Lake Wolf Series, and is so excited to announce that she is re-releasing these ebooks with new covers, and additional content! We're re-releasing all six books on a Friday in the hopes that somewhere over the weekend you can steal away a little time to yourself and enjoy a bit of sexy, lighthearted refreshment.

If you haven’t read the Granite Lake Wolves series yet, now is your chance to read along, get exclusive content, and enter a few giveaways!

Today is the release of Wolf Games, and I have some fun extra content to share with you. Vivian has given me an exclusive look into the new content, and I’m excited to share it with you today.

Get your copy of Wolf Games now!
A standalone title in New York Times bestselling author Vivian Arend’s light-hearted, feel-good paranormal series.

True love’s path never did run smooth.

After seven years of total denial, Margaret Raynor’s inner wolf is in full revolt. Weak and shaky, she literally falls into the very large and capable arms of the Granite Lake Beta, Erik Costanov. Just looking at another wolf scares her to death. One as big and sexy as Erik? Really bad idea, no matter what her libido says. She wants no part of him until she resolves her issues.

Sheer chance puts Erik in the right place at the right time to catch Maggie, but the realization that hits him with the force of a full body shot is no accident. She’s his mate, and while he’ll be as patient as possible, no way is she doing anything without him from now on. Fate agrees—tossing them together to compete in the premier sporting event for wolves in the north,

They’ll have to face her fears or lose their future.

Warning: Contains uber-sexy werewolves of Russian descent, reluctant mates, and exotic travels through the Yukon wilderness. Includes sarcasm and hot nookie under the Midnight Sun.

The NORTHERN LIGHTS EDITION is a revised and extended version of the 2010 original.

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Exclusive excerpt for WOLF GAMES:

Northern Lights Edition
     Maggie finally understood that expression “snug as a bug in a rug”.
While she was most definitely a wolf and not an insect, she was so completely and enthusiastically comfortable at the moment, even the thought of moving seemed like too much work.
     Her mate had wrapped an arm around her as usual, holding her tightly against the wall that was his naked body. One leg tucked between hers, his chin resting on her head. She was enveloped and wrapped up as tightly as any Christmas present.
     After nearly two months, she was getting to know her mate’s habits. Usually Erik was the first to wake, rolling out of bed before her to put on the coffee and get some online work out of the way.
     She’d stumble into the kitchen an hour or two later to be greeted by the scent of caffeine, her mate holding out an enormous cup of the elixir of the gods. Sometimes she even got to drink the full cup before the lazy, dirty looks he’d give her from a few feet away would be too much temptation to resist, and they’d end up naked all over again.
     Today Maggie had too much to be excited about to sleep in. Even as delectable as her position was. It was an important day, and they had a lot to do…
     The thought of how they usually spent their mornings, though, made her hesitate from throwing back the blankets and rushing forward.
     Her mate.
     How utterly wonderful it was to have him curled around her, so gentle in spite of his enormous size. It wasn’t just physically that he was big. His heart was three times the size of your average wolf’s as well, and all hers.
     Okay, she loved his heart being hers, and his sweet sense of humour, but she liked it all—his bigness, everywhere. Her cheeks heated at the thought of all that bigness…
     That wild part inside her rose to the surface in agreement. Mate—playtime?
Maggie discovered she was grinning from ear to ear. Don’t mind if I do.


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6/2 – Wolf Tracks @ Smexy Books
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Review & Giveaway:SHE WANTS IT ALL (Book 3, Sheridan Hall Series) by Jessica Calla

(Book 3, Sheridan Hall Series)
Author: Jessica Calla
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: May 16, 2017
Publisher: BookFish Books
Cover Designer: Anita B. Carroll, Race-Point US

About She Wants it All...

Happy to sing cover songs with his band and float through New Jersey University with little to no effort, Dave Novak spends the first week of college partying. Then he meets Maggie Patrinski. Performing on stage in front of hundreds is easy for Dave, but the mere thought of Maggie sends his heart racing and turns him into a bumbling idiot. Even so, he can’t get her out of his mind.

Maggie’s not exactly thrilled when her roommate sets her up with Second Floor Dave, the hottie with a reputation. Not only has she just had her heart broken, but she’s vying for a competitive summer internship and studying to become a vet. She doesn’t have time for guys and isn’t interested in falling in love, especially when she may be moving across the country for the summer.

But as Maggie gets to know Dave, his charm wins her over and she falls hard and fast. The problem? Maggie has goals, Dave doesn’t. Maggie studies, Dave doesn’t. Maggie wants it all, Dave only wants her. With their summer plans up in the air and past mistakes creeping back into their lives, their future together is uncertain. The only thing they’re sure of is that when they’re together, they’re better.

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What I thought about She Wants It All

Second floor Dave is in love. Smitten. He can hardly speak around the woman who has captured his heart.  Maggie lives in the basement of Sheridan Hall, and he's had his eye on her since he saw her feeding squirrels on campus.  Only problem is that when he's around her, he's no longer "Dave the rock star." He turns into some other guy and can't speak, he's so enamored of her. The start of this book was so very sweet, with Dave trying to find his footing with Maggie.  

Maggie likes Dave, but she's still getting over her break up with Winston, a childhood boyfriend.  She thinks she wants to take a break from guys, but Dave is just so darn cute, she succumbs to his charms. I loved the way these two get together and have to work through (mostly Dave's) issues before they can get to the "good stuff".  

Dave is truly adorable and Maggie is very likable too.  It's easy to want these two to get together and make it work.  Of course there are obstacles.  Maggie may get a much-wanted internship across the country and Dave's band may be going on a summer tour, if he can get his act together on his original compositions.  They'll have to help each other over this hurdle.  

Even more troublesome is Dave's past history, especially since he has a reputation of being a well-endowed one-night-stand sort of guy.  What was nice about the story was that Maggie saw the real Dave and didn't buy into his reputation, although it was tough considering the major bombshell that gets dropped when everything seems to be going just right for the couple.

She Wants It All touches upon many themes from the college experience and Dave and Maggie are just so adorable with each other I loved the beginning of their relationship. I also loved how everything regarding Sheridan Hall and its occupants was resolved at the end of this book.  I really enjoyed this series, and while She Wants It All can be read standalone, you may want to catch up on what happened before, since the events of the first book are carried through the following two books in the series. 

Overall, a very enjoyable read and one of my favorite NA series. 

An ARC was provided for review.

Other Books In the Sheridan Hall Series...

SHE LAUGHS IN PINK (Book 1, Sheridan Hall Series)

SHE RUNS AWAY (Book 2, Sheridan Hall Series)

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About the Author...

Jessica Calla is a contemporary romance, new adult, and women's fiction author who moonlights during the day as an attorney. If she's not writing, lawyering, or parenting, you'll most likely find her at the movies, scrolling through her Twitter feed, or gulping down various forms of caffeine (sometimes all three at once).

Jessica is a member of Romance Writers of America, involved in the Contemporary, Young Adult, and New Jersey Chapters, and is a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. A Jersey girl through and through, she resides in the central part of the state with her husband, two sons, and dog.