Thursday, April 30, 2015

Diane's Review of Be Careful What You Kiss For by Jane Lynne Daniels

Be Careful What You Kiss For (Love Rewritten, #1)Be Careful What You Kiss For by Jane Lynne Daniels
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Sexy, funny, quirky, fantastic!

I think I fell in love with Tensley Tanner-Starbrook in the first chapter. Well, definitely, in the second. By the third I was a goner for the entire story and by the fourth I wanted to find all the books in the series and make them mine! And if there weren’t any other stories yet I would just hang out at the author’s favourite coffee shop and wait for them. Don’t all authors hang out there?
I usually stay away from stories with psychics and the like though I’m not entirely sure why. Is it that predicting the future is outside my realm of belief or I’m scared the ability to see into the future really exists? Either way, the blurb caught my attention and I had to give it a try. Lucky for me!

The funny, sarcastic dialogue appealed to me right away. Tensley was immediately likable as she took the advice of her best friend and dealt with the resulting extraordinary situation without hysterics or the hint of a fainting spell. Her composure didn’t waver despite finding herself a duck out of water and without feathers of any kind! I’m not sure if that means she is incredibly grounded or she didn’t understand the situation. Methinks it was more of the former as she is definitely a smart one. Understanding she really did get her wish she was determined to make the best of it as well as make the most of her opportunity with Max. Reuniting with her high school sweetheart in a deliberate attempt to overcome a turning point in her life, the results were decidedly out of this world.

Intrigue, danger, steam and friendship permeate throughout the story and blend together into a story that ticked all the boxes. I want to run out and find the next book in the series and maybe get a cat… Can’t wait to see what’s up next!

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Release Day Blitz for Ruined by LP Lovell




Title: Ruined
Series: She Who Dares #4
Author: LP Lovell
 Release Date: April 30, 2015

Synopsis

Ruined is book four in the She Who Dares series, but can be read as a standalone.

Hugo

I like to fuck. A lot. Anywhere, anyway, as long as I’m shooting my load in or on some pretty young thing I’m good. In fact, scrap that, they don’t even have to be pretty. What can I say? I’m an equal opportunities kind of guy.

I pride myself on being able to turn even the most self-respecting woman into a dirty slut. I make no apologies for my life or my behaviour. I don’t care about anyone really, certainly not women.

Except her. I care about her, which is why I pushed her away.


Molly

I suppose I’m what you would call the good girl, the sensible one. I’m that girl, the romanticist. I believe in ‘the one’, in that all-encompassing love that leaves you unable to breathe without it.

The thing is though, love is an uncontrollable animal. The heart often declares war on the mind, and even the most rational being can become completely consumed by love.

Sometimes rational is boring. It’s the taste of the wild side that makes you remember you’re alive. The heart wants what the heart wants, even if you end up completely ruined in the process.



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Release Day and Review for Fervent by Gemma James




Title: Fervent
Author: Gemma James
Series: Condemned #3
 Release Date: April 30, 2015
Synopsis

I never imagined things could get worse, but they do. The men who took us show no mercy. They won’t stop until they’ve destroyed Rafe for something he has no memory of, and I’m their weapon of choice.
 
Tortured and defiled, they make me wish I was back in that cabin where death was favorable to drawing another breath, but our captors can’t break what’s already broken.
 
What scares me is the madness I see festering inside Rafe. I’ve taken his freedom, his career, his reputation, yet despite all I’ve done, he’s determined to fight for me, kill for me, give everything he is for me.
 
He’ll even die for me.

 
NOTE TO READERS

FERVENT is a new adult dark romance with disturbing themes and explicit content, including sexual scenes and violence that may offend some. Intended for mature audiences. Part three of the CONDEMNED series. This is not a stand-alone read! Please begin with TORRENT and RAMPANT, otherwise, FERVENT might not make much sense.





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Review
4.5 even darker and twistier stars

Release Day and Review for Hard by Eve Jagger




Title: Hard
Series: Sexy Bastard #1
Author: Eve Jagger
 Release Date: April 30, 2015

Synopsis

Strong. Arrogant. Hard.

Ryder Cole is the King of Atlanta’s nightlife — and the one man who can erase my past.

I’m running from secrets that could destroy me and there’s no room in my life for someone like him: too damn cocky, and sexy as hell. I should keep my distance, but smart goes out the window the minute he looks my way. And when he puts his hands on me…

A girl could forget her own name. But what happens when the past catches up with me, and all the things I’m hiding from tear our lives apart again? I can’t keep running forever, and Ryder always wins.



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Review
4 stars

Release Day Blitz for Never to Hope by Aimie Grey

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  Title: Never to Hope 
  Author: Aimie Grey 
  Genre: Contemporary Romance
  Synopsis
As the daughter of addicts, Alissa Ross is determined to break the cycle for herself and others like her. After years of following a set of carefully laid plans and working a demeaning job to save enough money, her lifelong goal of attending law school is almost within reach. Alissa believed that love was out of the question for her…that is until the day Carter Smith moves in to her apartment building. From their first meeting, there’s an undeniable connection between them, and Alissa slowly begins to trust that it’s okay to hope for happiness in her life. For once everything is looking up, but as she has learned all too well, when something seems too good to be true, it usually is. Will Alissa be able to trust the man who has everything to gain from destroying the only thing she’s ever wanted, or will she accept it is better never to hope?

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Release Day Blitz for Stepdaddy Dom by T.S. Irons



Title - Stepdaddy Dom
Author - T.S. Irons
Genre - Erotica








My life was almost perfect. I had a job I loved that made me a ton of money. I had the perfect wife who was sexy, smart, and loved to play games in the bedroom. And then there was Riley, my eighteen-year-old stepdaughter, the bane of my existence. She was a spoiled brat that needed to be taught a lesson, and I was going to bend her into submission.

Warning: This is a smutty taboo tale. If it’s not your thing, don’t one click!



Cover Reveal for Race To My Heart by Abby P Cook & Kimberly Blalock

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RACE TO MY HEART
Authors: Abby P Cook & Kimberly Blalock
Genre: Contemporary Romance
~ SYNOPSIS ~
Danielle Armand is not broken. She's experienced her share of devastation, but that hasn't stopped Dannie. With her life turned on its axis she fights harder and is becoming stronger. 

Cash Fantneau is a thrill seeker dabbling in underground street racing. He can have any woman he wants and knows it.

When he meets Dannie, he knows he's ready to give up the bad boy ways for the woman of his dreams.

When she meets Cash, all she wants is to slap that smug look off his cocky face. But she can't deny the pull she feels and the more he tries to get her to let him in, the more she finds it hard to resist. 

When faced with a hard decision, can Cash wave the white flag? Will Dannie open up to the man racing to her heart? Or will he be forced to race to a finish line he may not survive?

Find out in "Race To My Heart"



~ COVER DESIGNER ~
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~ RELEASE DATE ~
SUMMER 2015

Blog Tour and 5 Star Review for End Game by Emersyn Vallis

Title: End Game
Series: Fate Series #4
Author: Emersyn Vallis
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release: April 27, 2015

Once upon time, there were two girls living their lives completely unaware of one another and the dangerous game they had been placed in…

Until Fate found them…

Fate saved them, made them stronger & with time, Fate brought them together to become friends rather than enemies…

Until a cruel Queen made her move, threatened the Knight,

And an innocent Pawn was sacrificed…

Now the game is in our hands…

Fate might have set us up for this… but we control the moves now…

And we have our own plan.

Revenge.




5 stars

Blog Tour for The Nines by Dakota Madison & Sierra Avalon


THE NINES
Authors: Dakota Madison & Sierra Avalon
Genre: Romantic Suspense
~ SYNOPSIS ~
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Dakota Madison and Sierra Avalon team up to bring readers a new breed of antiheroes…THE NINES.

Vengeance is mine not the Lord’s. It’s what I breathe for. It’s what I’m still living for. I live for the moment when I will literally have his eye for mine. It’s been two years. Two long and difficult years, but my plan is nearly complete. When I’m not in a hospital having doctors try to repair my ravaged body I spend my time on the computer, doing hacking jobs for large corporations and governments who don’t want to get their hands dirty or be associated with a job if things go sideways. But they don’t have any reason to worry. I’m meticulous, so I’ll never get caught. Just one thing stands in my way: The mysterious young woman without a past who desperately wants to be part of my future. I just need to figure out why…

THE NINES is an ongoing romantic suspense series. Each book can be read as a STAND ALONE NOVEL or as PART OF THE SERIES.


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For a brief moment I panic because the girl standing outside my house turns to face me and for a second it’s almost like she can see inside of my house and she’s watching me. 

But I know it’s not possible. If she really had caught a glimpse of me she would have already backed away in horror, wouldn’t she? 

The girl just looks puzzled. Her head is cocked like she’s trying to figure something out. Then I see her walk towards the front of my house. 

I hurry out of the kitchen and into the living room. I move the curtains on the front windows the slightest bit so that I can just make out what she’s doing. She’s standing right outside on the front walk way, staring at my front entrance. 

What in the world could she possibly want with me? 

Then it occurs to me. Maybe it’s not me she wants at all. Maybe she’s one of my aunt’s former students. 

She looks down at a small piece of paper in her hands and then looks back up at the house. It’s almost as if she’s trying to decide whether or not she should walk up to the front door and knock. 

I’m not sure what I’ll do if she does decide to knock on the door. It’s broad daylight. I only have deliveries come at night, when it’s difficult to see me, and I always leave the lights off, obscuring their view of me even further. 

I hold my breath waiting to see what the girl will do. Just when I think she might make her way up to the door she takes off down the road instead. 

I breathe a small sigh of relief that I don’t have to deal with her at the door. But in a small way I also feel a twinge of disappointment.

~ ABOUT THE AUTHORS ~
 Dakota Madison 
DAKOTA MADISON is a USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR. She has been writing since she learned to read and fell in love with books. When she's not at her computer creating spicy new romances, Dakota is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds.

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Sierra Avalon
SIERRA AVALON writes contemporary romance novels with a little sass and lots of spice. She lives in a small town outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and their bloodhounds.

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Cover Reveal for Finding Me by Mariah Dietz

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Title: Finding Me (His, #3)
Author: Mariah Dietz
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 1, 2015
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Synopsis
I came here to escape. Leave the debris and avoid the inevitable truths.
Things are better. Worse. Different. I’m finding me, but in the process I fear I’m forgetting those I have left, and the ones who have left me. Maybe I’m losing who I was. Can I forget my past and move forward? Can I forget him?
Excerpt
My eyes fly open and my mind feels alert. Normally nightmares wake me up like this, but this time, nothing is haunting me. I look around the dark living room, feeling my heart race, and then realize what woke me up. A loud train of curses followed by a whine and a scratching at the door makes my heart squeeze. I sit up slightly, my eyes and ears desperately seeking the night for the confirmation that I’m not dreaming. A scraping against the lock sends my heart rate to unhealthy levels as my eyes widen and my muscles tense. When I hear the key turn, I drop back to the couch, squeezing my eyes shut and trying to bury my face in my pillow, behind a wall of my hair as I try to make my breathing sound normal. I can tell when the door is opened by the click of Zeus’s nails against the hardwood floors growing closer to me. His voice is hushed as he calls out to Zeus, making my entire body pulse with familiarity and nerves. Zeus’s heavy breathing grows until he places his front paws on the couch in front of me and begins bathing me in heavy kisses. There’s no way to try and pretend I’m sleeping through this. I’ll drown first. Plus my need to see him is outweighing my fears. I sit up and wipe a hand down my face while searching the dark living room for him as Zeus pushes closer to me, whimpering with anticipation and what can only be described as unleashed excitement. Then he appears in front of the coffee table. It’s too dark to make out much of him, but every fiber of my being feels some sort of response, verifying that it’s him. Elation and fear, mixed with rage and jealousy, are topped with curiosity and pain. It’s a confounding and stifling overabundance of emotions that has my eyes staring wide at him, soaking up every last detail that I can manage in the dim light while Zeus works to climb higher on the couch, hovering over me. Max stares back at me and although it’s too dark to see the blueness of his eyes, I can see the fierceness in them. He looks pissed. No relief, no happiness like Zeus, just anger. “Zeus,” he calls again in a tone I’ve rarely heard. “It’s alright. He can stay.” Thankfully my voice barely comes out above a whisper because my emotions are shooting through me like vinegar when it meets baking soda—unsteady. He stares at me, and like a geyser, unspoken words flood my mind. “Hey, Max.” He must be just as shocked as I am that I was able to speak those words because as soon as his name leaves my lips, he turns and ascends the stairs without responding. His bedroom door slams and then silence rings in my ears. I catch a movement out of the corner of my eye and turn to see Landon in the hallway, running a hand over his jaw, wearing only a pair of gym shorts. His head turns from the stairs to me, and then he silently walks to the couch. “He’s …” “It’s okay,” I say when the rest of his words don’t seem to find their way out. “This is his house too.” “He’s not mad at you.” I turn to look at him in obvious disbelief. Anyone would have been able to see that Max was mad at me. His reaction wasn’t shocking exactly. Max lost one of his best friends, just like I had. There have been days that I have felt really angry over the whole situation too. Angry that I didn’t know how to communicate my feelings, and angry about the way he dealt with my insecurities. I still struggle with being angry over removing myself and moving to Delaware because I thought it would be the right decision for me. Kitty and I have discussed my tendency to run from awkward situations; she’s the one who provided me with the new term “remove myself from.” It sounds a lot better than fleeing, but I had fled, and I know it. I can give a hundred reasons why for each time too, rationalizing each situation until I’m nearly positive it was the right decision—but I can never make it to one hundred percent. That small bubble of resistance and doubt always prevents me from being able to allow the memories to finally be discarded, and then it begins spreading, eating the conviction one doubt at a time.
About The Author
Mariah
Mariah Dietz lives in Eastern Washington with her husband and two sons that are the axis of her crazy and wonderful world. Mariah grew up in a tiny town outside of Portland, Oregon where she spent the majority of her time immersed in the pages of books that she both read and created. She has a love for all things that include her sons, good coffee, books, travel, and dark chocolate. She also has a deep passion for the stories she writes, and hopes readers enjoy the journeys she takes them on, as much as she loves creating them.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cover Reveal for Playing the Game by Shawnté Borris



Playing the Game, Derek Backhard
(Book 2 in the Game Series)

Synopsis:

Since being drafted by the NHL to play for his home team at age nineteen, Derek Backhard has had everything he's ever dreamed of - unrivaled MVP mentions, countless goals and assists, even being compared to the great one. Holding the power to control his future in the palm of his hands, nothing stood in his way.

Until the unthinkable happened, and everything about his life shifted. Past priorities fell away the moment he held baby Ryder in his arms mere moments after losing his close friend, and Ryder's father, Brad.

After weeks of watching Liz fall apart over the loss of her husband as she struggled to adjust to life as a single parent, Derek vows to give her and Ryder everything they deserve, creating a life he never knew he always wanted.

Rocked to her core by her changing feelings for him, Liz doesn’t know what to do with Derek or his offer. Uncertainty swirls within her as she leans on her lifelong friend during the hard times, but how much of his attention is real, and how much is pity?

Is she strong enough to let him in and let him take care of her, or will she force him away and back into the life she thinks he really wants?





Release Blitz and Review for April by Audrey Carlan




Title: April
Series: Calendar Girl #4
Author: Audrey Carlan
 Release Date: April 29, 2015

Synopsis

Baseball, beer, and a hot boy. Nothing can beat that. Until I meet Mason “Mace” Murphy the next “it” pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and my client. He’s immature, arrogant, sexy as sin, and the last man that’s going to get into my panties. He’s not used to hearing the word no from women, so I’m going to spell it out for him.

N = Not going to happen.

O = Out of your league buddy.

I was hired to cuddle up to the annoying, beautiful athlete, and give prospective advertisers and fans a different view of this hot-shot professional baller.

Only he’s everything I detest in a man all wrapped into a dream package. Baseball player, talented, athletic body, sculpted face, and ass you can bounce quarters off of. Unfortunately, he also believes he’s God’s gift to women, a man-whore, throws money around like it grows on trees, and conceited. The challenge for him, to break down my defenses and get in there. My challenge, avoid hopping in the sack with him at all costs.

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Mia Saunders continues her mission to save her comatose father from her dangerous, loan-shark ex-boyfriend. This month, she serves as a high-priced escort to a professional baseball player named Mace Murphy in Boston, MA.

Each installment in the Calendar Girl Serial will release every month throughout 2015. The stories will feature Mia’s journey as an escort to twelve clients in twelve different locations. Warning: This book is designed for audiences 18+ due to language and graphic sexual content.



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Review
3.5 Stars

Out of the four books I've read from this series, I think this is my least favorite. I feel like the same things are happening over and over again in each book. Originally I was excited to see what she would learn on her 12 month journey, but I feel like it's become more of her being a fairy godmother of sorts. She started out meeting these new men and learning things about herself, but now it's more about how she is helping the men. It's not that I hate it, it's just that this book wasn't too much different than the last. 

With that being said, I still like the journey the series is taking. I'm still rooting for Mia and Wes, but after what happened in this book, I'm kind of wondering if she won't meet someone better. 

Mason Murphy was maybe my favorite guy yet. I have a thing for jerks with a soft side. That is what Mason ended up being. He's adorable.

I'm looking forward to where the next book leads and if/when we'll see Wes again.

~Jennifer

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Author Bio


Audrey Carlan is an Amazon Best Selling Author who writes erotic contemporary romances, such as the wildly popular "Falling Series." She lives in the sunny California Valley two hours away from the city, the beach, the mountains and the precious…the vineyards. She has been married to the love of her life for over 10 years and has two young children that live up to their title of “Monster Madness” on daily basis. When she’s not writing, sipping wine with her “soul sisters”, or doing yoga, she can be found with her nose stuck in book or her Kindle. A hot, smutty, romantic book to be exact!



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