Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cover Reveal: The Time In Between (The Magdalene Series)




 From New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Ashley, comes the third and final book in her The Magdalene series—THE TIME IN BETWEEN—releasing August 29, 2017! Don’t miss the beautiful cover below, and pre-order your copy today!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Salvaged by Jay Crownover: Release Day Launch with Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway





New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jay Crownover continues her delightfully sexy Saints of Denver series with the next thrilling standalone, SALVAGED! Don’t miss this amazing new novel and grab your copy today!

Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis: Release Day Launch




 From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes her first women’s fiction novel—an unforgettable story of friendship, love, family, and sisterhood—perfect for fans of Colleen Hoover, Susan Mallery, and Kristan Higgins. Don't miss LOST AND FOUND SISTERS and grab your copy today!

Paperback Release Blitz and Giveaway: The Gamble, Sweet Dreams, and Lady Luck by Kristen Ashely


THE GAMBLE by Kristen Ashley (June 20, 2017; Forever Trade Paperback; $9.99)
SWEET DREAMS by Kristen Ashley (June 20, 2017; Forever Trade Paperback; $9.99)
LADY LUCK by Kristen Ashley (June 20, 2017; Forever Trade Paperback; $9.99)

ANNOUNCING THREE BEAUTIFUL NEW TRADE PAPERBACK EDITIONS FROM THE COLORADO MOUNTAIN SERIES!

Hot Heroes iin Blue Release Blitz: Protecting His Interest and Keeping Her Close by Suzanne Rock





PROTECTING HIS INTERESTS and KEEPING HER CLOSE
by Suzanne Rock
SMP Swerve
Publication Date: June 20, 2017
eBook ISBNs: 9781250117731; 9781250117748
Price: $3.99 each

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Review: Talen (Dark Protectors #7,9) by Rebecca Zanetti

Talen
(Dark Protectors #7.9)
by Rebecca Zanetti
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press (June 6, 2017)
  • Publication Date: June 6, 2017
  • Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services

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She’ll love him forever . . . but he can’t make her obey . . .

The war is over. Danger has passed. Cara Kayrs is healed after decades of illness and ready for a break.

Too bad her brooding, alpha vampire husband can’t seem to change gears. In their twenty-five years together Talen Kayrs has learned to sense every shiver of her body, to ignite her desire with a word or a look. She would think he could learn she’s not some fragile damsel in distress.

But Talen is on edge, watching their backs, treating her like she’s made of glass. Like there’s something following them, a deadly threat that somehow none of their intelligence has uncovered. It’s enough to drive a woman crazy, and Talen has plenty of those tendencies already.

But what’s even more maddening is that he seems to be right . . .

Librarian Note: This novella is also included in 'Wicked Burn (Realm Enforcers, #3)' 

My Thoughts:   Talen is a short novella, which is as the title says, Talen and Cara Kayrs story...well 25 years later anyway.  The war is over, and despite the physical attraction and chemistry that has always been between them, something isn't quite right.  Cara is well now and looking forward to finally being able to take an actual vacation with her hot vampire husband.   Despite the war being over, danger is still very present,  and that danger is focused on Cara.  Talen, of course, is all hot badass vampire and he isn't about to let anything touch Cara.  His most difficult obstacle, however, is Cara herself, who wants in on the action, despite her husband and son's wishes to the contrary.  

Talen is a great novella and fans of the series will enjoy and appreciate seeing this update on one of their favorite couples and the family they now have.  The romance is hot and Cara finds out, now that she is well, just how much Talen has been holding out  -  or I guess I should say, holding back on her in that department, and is it ever hot.  It is also a bridge connecting The Dark Protectors Series and the Realm Enforcer's Series and something fans of Rebecca Zanetti will definitely enjoy.    



Monday, June 5, 2017

Review: Sin for Me (Motor City Royals #3) by Jackie Ashenden

Sin For Me
(Motor City Royals #3)
By Jackie Ashenden
Published:  March 28, 2017
Publisher:  Kensington

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It was anything but easy, but Gideon Black has finally managed to create a safe haven for himself on the gritty streets of Detroit. He worked hard to get on the straight and narrow, pulling himself up from an underground crime syndicate before it consumed him completely. But the past isn't staying put, and now that it's come calling, it's not after him, but the woman he considers the closest thing he has to family . . .

Zoe James has always loved Gideon more than anything in the world. She knows he only wants to keep her safe, but his overprotectiveness has taken over her life and it's got to stop. She's sick of him treating her like a little girl, but is she woman enough to handle the truth when it finally comes out?

As old enemies close in, a complicated but undeniable passion is growing between them. Gideon tries to hold on to Zoe and keep her safe, but he may have to let her go in order to save them both . . .
 

My Thoughts:  I've read quite a few of Jackie Ashenden's books and the Motor City Royals series is one that I've especially enjoyed.  SIN FOR ME is the third book in the series, and is Gideon and Zoe's story.  I must say, I've been dying to read their story since the beginning.  Gideon has a history, one that he isn't proud of, one that lead him to Zoe and resulted in his rescuing her and bringing her to live with him to raise, even though he wasn't that much older than Zoe.  Gideon has a commanding presence and Zoe has begun to test him and his overprotective nature.  Zoe has always loved Gideon, but Zoe's no longer a little girl, and is more than ready to test her wings, and if Gideon won't help her do that, she's determined to find someone who will. 

Gideon has a dark side, however, and the secrets that he has been keeping regarding Zoe and his past have finally come out in the open.  Gideon's dark side also involes the bedroom, and he is quickly becoming well aware that Zoe is no longer a little girl.  He's determined to make her see what a bad guy he really is, something that  backfires on him big time.  

SIN FOR ME is hot, sexy, and dangerous, and I loved seeing these two characters battle through their past and present in order to have a future together.  I loved seeing what was going on with the other characters in the series as well.  Overall, I enjoyed SIN FOR ME and would definitely recommend checking it out.  

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Maybe This Love by Jennifer Snow from Forever: Release Blitz with Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway


Title: Maybe This Love
Author: Jennifer Snow
Series: Colorado Ice #2
On Sale: May 30, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Formats: Mass Market
Price: $7.99 (mass market)


THE GAME OF HIS LIFE

Hockey player Ben Westmore has some serious skills---on and off the ice---and he's not above indulging in the many perks of NHL stardom. When a night in Vegas ends in disaster, he realizes two things: 1) it's time to lie low for a while, and 2) he needs a lawyer---fast. But the smoking-hot woman who walks into his office immediately tests all his good intentions.

Olivia Davis doesn't need anyone derailing her career---or her dreams of starting a family---least of all a skirt-chasing player like Ben. But soon he's unleashing a full-court press to convince her that he's the real deal. She's slowly falling for his sweet, rugged charm, but with so much on the line, Olivia has to decide whether Ben can truly change---or if he's just playing the game.

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“Relax,” he said smoothly, his gaze locked on hers, his expression soft, unfazed—the look of a man not dancing with the lawyer who could ruin his life or at least playoff season. She had to learn this guy’s secret, because there was no way he was this unaffected. Yet, his hands weren’t sweating the ways hers threatened to, and the only heartbeat she could hear thundering was her own.
She forced a slow and what she hoped was unobvious breath. “I am relaxed. I’m not the one who should be worried.”
The palm of his hand spread across the exposed flesh of her back and she prayed the tingling sensation in her spine didn’t result in goose bumps. “So you’re saying I should be?” he asked, turning them in rotation to the steady beat. Despite her resistance to this dance, her hips betrayed her by swaying in sync with his, and her feet kept time with his every step. He led with a silent authority that she was forced to follow. And for the first time in her life, she wasn’t hating giving up control.
“I think so, yes. My client is…”
He brought their joined hands between them and placed a finger to her lips.
Her heart all but stopped.
“Why don’t we save the shop talk for the courtroom? Let’s just enjoy this dance.”
She swallowed hard, but nodded. Dancing in silence, she could do that.
Unfortunately, Ben seemed eager to chat. “How long have you been practicing law?”
He expected her to remember stats as his hand on her back dipped slightly lower, his hold drawing her even closer? It had been far too long since she’d been enveloped in the arms of a man who felt and smelled so strong, so confident…How long would it be again if she went ahead with her plans for a baby? She pushed the thought aside when he stared at her, still waiting for an answer. “Twelve years,” she said, cutting out her time as a junior lawyer and intern, so as not to age herself. She knew from his online Wikipedia page that he was thirty-four, two years younger than she.
“Do you love what you do?” he asked.
“If I say no will I get the inspirational ‘do what you love and it will never feel like work’ speech?”
Is that a no?”
She shook her head. “Actually, I really do enjoy my job.” She couldn’t say watching families get ripped apart by bitter divorces was something she loved without sounding like a sociopath, but she enjoyed her career.
“Can I ask why only professional athlete divorces?”
“I was dumped by a jock,” she said.
Ben laughed. “So one guy ruined it for us all, huh?”
She nodded then shook her head. “No. Everyday cases—with normal, everyday husbands and wives—just seemed a little too…real,” she said.
His blue eyes burned into her and his grip tightened on her hand. “So, guys like me aren’t real?”
She swallowed hard. He felt real…He felt more than real—he felt amazing. His arm wrapped around her felt deceivingly safe and his hand holding hers felt warm and secure. God, she could see herself giving in to these painfully real feelings…“You’re probably one of the more real ones,” she said, hoping he didn’t detect the slight quiver in her voice.
He nodded slowly as though unsure whether her words were a compliment. “Have you ever been married?” he asked, rotating them in time to the music.
“That’s crossing a line into personal.”
“Kids?”
“That’s less personal?” She raised an eyebrow.
He smiled. “Guarded much?”
The effect of his smile from a safe distance was knee-weakening. This close, it was downright dangerous. She quickly averted her gaze to the other couples on the floor. “How long is this song anyway?” She felt trapped the way she had in tenth grade when Robbie Gropes-a-Lot Harris had tricked her into dancing with him at the winter formal to “November Rain”—the full eleven-minute extended version. Except Ben’s breath smelled minty fresh and not like tacos, and his arm draped across her lower back made every fiber in her being spring to life, making her want to flee for a completely different reason than the one Robbie had evoked.
“Do I make you uncomfortable?”
Damn right. And it should be her making him uncomfortable. There needed to be a power shift between them and fast. “Of course not.”
He pulled her closer. “You make me uncomfortable,” he murmured, his expression suddenly serious. Every inch of her body was pressed to his and she could barely catch a breath. Dancing was a really bad idea—a torturously bad idea. Being in his arms reminded her of all of the things she’d sacrificed for her career, of all the things she’d told herself she didn’t need…
“G-good,” she said, her voice cracking. “As I said, my client…”
“I don’t mean the divorce case. I mean you.” He touched her cheek and her skin burned. Thank God he was holding her so tightly because she couldn’t trust her legs.
Their stare locked and held for what could have been a lifetime, as everything seemed still and quiet around them.
Still and quiet.
The song had ended.
She yanked her hand free of his and stumbled away from him, inhaling a gulp of air into her deprived lungs. “Well, dance is over. I’ll…uh…see you.”
He nodded, the charming polite smile back on his face and for a second she wondered if she’d imagined the intensity in his gaze seconds before. “Goodnight, Olivia.”
Olivia.
Her own name sounded foreign coming from him. She longed to hear the sound again, and she was an idiot for wanting something so dangerous. The NHL’s biggest playboy had just worked his charm on her, and she’d lost all common sense.
She turned and headed straight for the table, leaving him on the dance floor.
She had to pull it together, but she also had to admit the unfortunate truth. Never before had she been tempted to kiss the enemy.

Excerpted from MAYBE THIS LOVE by Jennifer Snow. Copyright © 2017 by Jennifer Snow. Reprinted with permission of Forever. All rights reserved.  

My Thoughts:  Ben Westmore is a hockey player who has the player image down to an art.  One thing he usually rarely, if ever does, is drink....except this one night in Vegas, on New Years Eve...and for celebrities and famous athletes, what happens in Vegas, unfortunately does not stay in Vegas.  It's now four month's down the road, Ben's the Captain of the team, which brings with it a lot of responsibility and pressure.  It's time for playoffs, a time when he needs to focus the most, when what happened in Vegas pretty much jumps up and bites him in the butt, and unfortunatley, he has very little memory of it.  

Olivia Davis has established herself as a very prominent attorney who specializes in divorce cases, usually defending professional athletes' "soon to be ex-wifes."  Her career has been her focus for most of her adult life.  She just hasn't had time for relationships and one bad burn from the only relationshipo she did have, has left her a bit gun shy.  Now at 36, she's realized she wants a family, or a baby I should say.  This to, she has determined to do on her own, which is what brought her to where she now resides.

The situation and circumstances which have brought Ben and Olivia together are not the best, but the chemistry between them is undeniable.  Unfortunately, they must deny their attraction, of course, but fate seems to keep throwing them together taking them for one whirlwind of a ride.  They have a lot to work through, both individually and as a couple, if they even consider making a go of it, and when the past comes back to haunt them, well.......let's just say that "someone's got a lot of splaining to do."

Maybe This Love is a fun, sweet, sexy romance which has its share of heated moments both physically, which is always hot, and emotionally, where the " hot" is brought on by heated tempers, but it all makes for a really good read.  The book is the second in the series, but is easily read as a standalone, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  If you are looking to slip into a little weekend getaway that is fun, entertaining, and has that romance that is just like the cherry on top of an icecream sundae, then you'll want to check out Maybe This Love by Jennifer Snow.
4.5 Hearts


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jennifer Snow lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and son. She writes sweet and sexy contemporary romance stories set everywhere from small towns to big cities. After stating in her high school yearbook bio that she wanted to be an author, she set off on the winding, twisting road to make her dream a reality. She is a member of RWA, the Writers' Guild of Alberta, the Canadian Authors Association, and the Film and Visual Arts Association in Edmonton. She has published over ten novels and novellas with many more on the way.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

The Playboy Bachelor by Rachel Van Dyken from Forever

The Playboy Bachelor
(Bachelors of Arizona #2)
by Rachel Van Dyken
Published:  April 11, 2017
Publisher:  Forever

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She's no Sleeping Beauty. And he's definitely no prince . . . Margot McCleery could have lived her whole life without seeing Bentley Wellington again-her ex-best friend and the poster boy for Hot, Rich Man-Whores everywhere. But Margot's whiskey-augmented grandmother "buys" Bentley at a charity bachelor auction, and now suddenly he's at her door. Impossibly charming. Impossibly sexy. And still a complete and utter jackass. Bentley's just been coerced by his grandfather to spend the next thirty days charming and romancing the reclusive red-haired beauty who hates him. The woman he abandoned when she needed him the most. Bentley knows just as much about romance as he knows about love-nothing. But the more time he spends with Margot, the more he realizes that "just friends" will never be enough. Now all he has to do is convince her to trust him with her heart . . .

Monday, May 22, 2017

Lethal Lies by Rebecca Zanetti: Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway



Title: LETHAL LIES       
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Blood Brothers, #2
On Sale: May 16, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Trade Paperback: $14.99 USD
eBook: $5.99 USD

“4 1/2 stars! Top pick! This is a true thriller that will keep readers frantically flipping the pages as death and danger come at the protagonists from several directions.  Zanetti's brilliance at storytelling is on full display...When it comes to high-octane thrillers, they don't get better than Zanetti!” —RT Book Reviews on LETHAL LIES

“Zanetti’s stories are always woven with vivid detail and a breakneck pace. As a reader, there’s really no time to draw a peaceful breath until the story ends. Lethal Lies is another winner.” –Heroes & Heartbreakers on LETHAL LIES

“Zanetti balances the adventure and menace of Zara and Ryker's lives with a relatable romance. The result is a story that's sexy and emotional, and filled with a rich look at love in all its forms.” —The Washington Post on DEADLY SILENCE

“Budget your time, readers, because this is one that's hard to put down.” — Heroes & Heartbreakers on DEADLY SILENCE

A deadly secret can't stay buried forever . . .

Revenge. It's the only thing that will help Anya Best sleep at night. The serial killer who murdered her sister is on the loose, and Anya will stop at nothing to put him behind bars—even use herself as bait to lure him out of hiding. But she can't do this alone.

Private investigator Heath Jones's job is to bring bastards to justice. This time it's personal. He knew the Copper Killer's latest victim so when her sister asks for his help, he's all in. But when Anya uses the media to taunt the killer, she exposes Heath's identity, putting them both in jeopardy. Now, secrets buried long ago are coming to light and the forces determined to destroy him are watching Heath's every move, waiting to exact their own revenge. And they'll use anything and anyone to get to Heath.

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THE BLOOD BROTHERS SERIES
DEADLY SILENCE, #1
LETHAL LIES, #2
TWISTED TRUTHS, #3


LETHAL LIES EXCERPT

She swallowed and met his gaze. “All right. Let me get this straight. We’re going undercover to flush out a killer who’s obsessed with me, and you’re offering to play at being my man for real with no strings or future?” She hoisted the bag onto her shoulder. “That’s some ego. Are you that good in bed?”
“Yes.” And that was definite interest in her eyes.
She clicked her tongue. “I’ll keep your offer in mind.”
“You do that.” He maintained a low and calm voice. “While you’re considering, let’s look at the situation. You have publicly made me your fiancĂ© in order to draw out a killer, which means I have to act as such. Any halfway intelligent law enforcement officer or private investigator would keep his redheaded fiancĂ©e very close after the stunt you just pulled. If you’re not with me, the killer is going to be very suspicious.”
She stilled, expressions crossing her face rapidly. “That’s a good point,” she said slowly.
Yeah. Sometimes reality helped him out a little. Plus, the killer had a hard-on for her, and he must already have plans to take her at some point. She’d just upped the timeline. “In addition, you need protection around the clock now, and I’m willing to provide that. So while you’re keeping my offer in mind, we’ll be staying in the same hotel room or same apartment.” He made sure he had her full attention. “While we plan the wedding, of course.”
Her challenging smile thrilled something inside him. “That’s fair.”
He stepped back to give her some space. “Good. Are you ready?”
“Yes.” She looked around the room. “I do have to ask. What if I didn’t agree with you about your keeping secrets from me? Considering people shoot at you, and I’m going to be at your side, it seems fair that you tell me who these people are.” She cocked her head to the side and focused back on him.
“I have more immediate concerns than being fair,” he said smoothly. “You brought me into this mess.”
A frown drew down her eyebrows. “Listen. I want an answer about you.”
“I just gave you one.” At her mulish expression, he searched for better words that wouldn’t end in an argument.
Suddenly, the door blew wide open and bounced loudly off the table. “Anya!” he yelled, jumping for her. 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five romantic suspense, dark paranormal, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestseller lists. She has received a Publisher's Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice Nominations for Forgotten Sins and Sweet Revenge, and RT Top Picks for several of her novels.  She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat...and a huge extended family.  She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off...and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out.

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My Review:  Rebecca Zanetti's Blood Brothers series continues with Lethal Lies, which is Heath's story.  The Blood Brothers series is a spin off from Zanetti's Sin Brothers series, and while you don't have to read the Sin Brothers series to enjoy the Blood Brothers series, I do recommend reading Deadly Silence, the first book in the Blood Brothers series before reading Lethal Lies.  

Health's love interest in the novel is Anya Best, a criminal psychologist, whose sister also happens to have been murdered by the Copper Killer, a serial killer that Heath Jones, along with his brothers Ryker and Denver, have also been tracking and trying to catch.  The brothers are private investigators and possess many enhanced skills that enable them to be the best at what they do.  The history behind how they acquired these skills and the circumstances that brought them together, are part of a past that has forced them to live under the radar, because there are some really bad people who are out to get them.  Though Anya and Heath's relationship begins based on false pretenses, the chemistry between them is undeniable and only gets stronger as the book progresses.  Heath finds himself having to make some very difficulty choices that could also affect not only Anya and him, but also could potentially affect his brothers, while Anya has to determine what she wants and is willing to give up to be with Heath.  

Lethal Lies is filled with nonstop action, suspense, danger, romance, and even has a bit of a science fiction feel to it, with genetically engineered soliders and the crazed scientist who has spent her life experimenting on them.  I was completely captivated from beginning to end and cannot wait to get my hands on Denver's story, which is coming up next in Twisted Truths.  Definitely add this to your to be read list.  








Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tangled by Rebecca Zanetti: Review and Excerpt Tour





We are so excited to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for TANGLED by New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti! TANGLED is a novella in her Dark Protectors-Reese Family Series brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights! Grab your copy of this sexy  novella today!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Review: Midnight Target (Killer Instincts Series) by Elle Kennedy


Midnight Target
(Killer Instincts #8)
by Elle Kennedy
  • Publisher: Berkley (April 25, 2017)
  • Publication Date: April 25, 2017
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Score and Midnight Revenge...

Four years ago, Cate’s entire life changed when she discovered she was the daughter of a supersoldier. But Jim Morgan’s overprotectiveness has pushed her away. These days, she’s working as a freelance photographer and living the dangerous life Jim never wanted for her.

When Cate snaps a photo linking a corrupt South American politician with the leader of a notorious drug cartel, her mercenary father leads a team to rescue her—only to get shot and critically wounded in the process.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Aces Wild by Emmy Curtis: Release Day Blitz with Excerpt and Giveaway



ACES WILD 
by Emmy Curtis
April 30, 2017
Forever Yours eBook; $4.99
Elite Ops series #1

In the heat of the Nevada desert, the most elite military pilots in the world are about to engage in some friendly competition. Only this year, someone is changing all the rules...

RAF pilot Dexter Stone has been through his fair share of sticky situations. After living through a crash in enemy territory where no one expected him to walk away, the Red Flag training exercises should be a piece of cake-assuming he can keep his mind on the mission and not on the smart mouth of his gorgeous American competition.

As one of the few women in a sky full of hotshot flyboys, Maj. Eleanor Daniels has worked day and night to earn a coveted spot at Red Flag. And she's not about to let some cocky British bad boy distract her from winning. But when the games take a deadly turn, he may be her only hope for survival.

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