Tuesday, June 30, 2015

#TeaserTuesday The Single Game by Amanda Black




THE SINGLE GAME by Amanda Black

AN APARTMENT NOVEL


In this third, stand-alone installment of Amanda Black’s Apartment Novels series, sparks fly during a sexy party game.
When Eden Foster’s parents tell her they’re moving from the suburbs of Chicago to the tiny farm town of Aledo, Illinois, Eden is crushed. That is, until she runs crying to her jock boyfriend, who she finds on top of her so-called best friend. Moving’s not looking so bad anymore.
Now a senior at Mercer County High, Eden is ready to re-enter the dating scene. Still burned over the betrayal of her ex, she’s looking for someone sweet and innocent. With the help of her two new friends, Zoe and Amy, Eden makes a list of what she’s looking for: an eager virgin, ready for training—and no jocks.
Eden thinks she’s found what she’s looking for in Logan Black, a shy and geeky classmate. But why are Zoe and Amy convinced that the answer to her search is a party game…with kissing?

Eden better get ready, because she’s about to play the Single Game.
The Single Game is the latest addition to the erotic Apartment Novels series, which began with Lily and Ethan in The Apartment and The Blank Canvas.

~Excerpt~


There were times when I could swear that I felt his eyes on me, but I couldn’t bring myself to look. I didn’t want to see him looking away again to avoid me, or even worse, find out that he hadn’t been looking at all.
That’s when it dawned on me that I definitely wanted him to be looking at me, and the realization almost made me cry.
It [A1] really sucked to already know that there was no possibility with the first guy who interested me.
As I gathered up my things in my bag, I couldn’t help but notice his forearm on the table next to me. It was covered with the prettiest hair, and his muscles kept flexing. I looked further, landing on his long, slender fingers clenching into a fist.
Why hadn’t I ever noticed how sexy his hands were? 
I suddenly mourned the loss of those beautiful fingers ever touching me.
And I mourned the friendship that I thought I’d had with a sweet, quiet boy.
When the bell finally rang, freeing me from that torment, I wiped at the traitorous tears that were beginning to spill over onto my cheeks. Tossing my bag over my shoulder, I muttered a barely audible, “Bye, Logan,” before busting ass out of the room and heading straight to my locker.
When I finally got the combination to work, I threw the metal door open and shoved a few books inside. Taking a deep breath, I forced myself to calm down. There was no reason to get so worked up over something that quickly.
“Eden?” I heard his voice beside me. Why hadn’t I ever realized how rich it sounded?
Perhaps because he was always mumbling and avoiding me.
I took another deep breath to steady myself before shutting my locker and turning to face him. “Yeah?”
He was looking down at me through those fucking cute glasses, and all I could think in the back of my mind was: When did his eyes get so pretty? They were almost pure gray.
It took him a moment to speak; he kept looking at me, no doubt taking in the redness of my eyes and my puffy lids. It was without question the longest we had ever maintained eye contact.
“You weren’t bothering me,” he finally whispered.
“What?” I asked, not quite sure I had heard him right.
“Last night. You thought you were bothering me. I should have spoken up instead of letting you walk away.”
“You don’t have to spare my feelings, Logan. I get it. I know I talk too much sometimes.” I looked at him and gave him a weak smile. “I’m just sorry that I didn’t realize how annoying I was before now.”  
“No! Dammit… that’s what I’m trying to tell you!” He looked almost frantic for a moment, like he didn’t know what to do, and then the next thing I knew his soft, beautiful hands were holding each side of my face, forcing me to look at him. His thumbs moved slightly over the surface of my cheeks, as if he were memorizing the texture, and I wanted to reach my tongue out and lick one his thumb as it grazed the side of my mouth. “Listen to me, Eden. You have never annoyed me. Never.”
He glanced down at my lips as he finished speaking, and I could swear that I heard the slightest whimper under his breath. Before I had time to process what that sound was doing to my body, he was gone.
I looked around, but he was nowhere in sight.
Leaning back against my locker for a moment, I let out a huge gust of air that I hadn’t realized I’d been holding. My pulse was pounding in my ears and my legs felt wobbly.
What the hell just happened?


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Amanda Black was born and raised in the Midwest, where she still lives with her husband and spoiled-rotten dogs. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art before deciding that she actually needed to pay some bills, which is when she took a position as an ophthalmic technician.
For the past few years she’s been a closet romance writer in her spare time and would love nothing more than to make it a full-time career. When she’s not writing her next steamy love scene, her interests include reading, sketching, and annihilating her friends and family in movie trivia.


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Monday, June 29, 2015

#Sale Night With A SEAL by Cat Johnson


Ten years of dedication to the Navy taught SEAL Jon Rudnick one thing—he’s not afraid to risk life and limb for his country. But when navigating military red tape begins to present more challenges than the enemy it makes Jon question his future. So does Alison Cressly, the woman he can’t get out of his head.

When Ali’s life is threatened and military rules won’t allow him to intervene, Jon decides it’s time to take back control.

A team of sexy SEALs, a terrorist threat, and an attraction that can’t be denied . . . it all comes together in this launch of the new Hot SEALs romantic suspense series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author Cat Johnson. Look for Zane’s story, SAVED BY A SEAL (Hot SEALs Book 2).



#NewRelease The Plan (Crystal Cove Books Book 2) by Tawdra Kandle


Emmy Carter is a hard-working, no-nonsense woman. She's focused only on supporting her family and growing her pie business. Working weekend nights at The RipTide is just something she does to help pay the bills. When it comes to men--or love--she's not interested. Since the day her surfer-boy husband walked out the door to find bigger waves, Emmy's been determined never to give another man power over her heart.

Cooper Davis agrees. He's been married--and divorced--twice, and he's got no desire to make it a trifecta. He has his carpentry business, which is his passion, and his teen-aged daughter to keep him busy. The posse, his best friends since boyhood, tease him about finding the right woman. But Cooper knows she doesn't exist.

When Emmy and Cooper share a casual hook-up late one night, isn't a big deal. It's just a one-time thing. Until it isn't. And although neither of them will admit to themselves or each other that they want more, each encounter only brings them closer to the happily-ever-after they never planned to have.

Like it or not. . .it's all part of The Plan.
 



#NewRelease Hot Beach Romance: Sand, Sunshine and Sizzle


15 contemporary romance stories by best-selling and award-winning authors. Each book has a beach setting, an irresistible love story and high sizzle factor. 

ECSTASY BY THE SEA-Chris Almeida & Cecilia Aubrey - When it’s pointed out that a key point for a new marriage has been overlooked, Trevor Bauer plans the perfect honeymoon getaway down to the daintiest swatch of lace. His detail-obsessed bride won't know what hit her when he sweeps her away for a weekend filled with pure ecstasy by the sea. . . 

BURN ME-√Čirinn Brennan-Emma Clark has made a decision that will impact the rest of her life. But a chance encounter with the handsome windsurfer Kevin Nash can change a woman's mind about a lot of things. In the end, it’ll be up to you to determine her fate. 

FINDING JOY-EmKay Connor-When Landon Wells is left standing at the altar with no bride and no explanation, there’s only one logical place to find her: Hideaway Bay. Can this desperate groom convince his runaway bride to reveal her secrets and give them another chance to say I do? 

KISSING DRAKE-Jenna Dales - Paige Owens’ bookshop is ready for another summer tourist season on quaint, quiet Butterfly Island. But sometimes her naughty beach books leave Paige feeling a little…lonely. When a late storm blows in a sexy, by-the-numbers, venture capitalist Drake Dorsey, she figures a one-night mini vacation is all she needs, but Drake is counting on so much more… 

MADRONA SUNSET-Jami Davenport-Welcome to Madrona Island, where the main entertainment on Friday nights is a high school football game, the pace is slow, and the residents wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Meet a wounded warrior suffering from paralyzing guilt and a woman pining for her dead husband--both damaged souls craving comfort for a moment or a lifetime. 

THE GOOD ENOUGH HUSBAND-Sylvie Fox-Hannah Morrison Keesling hops into her SUV and drives away from the man she’d thought was good enough. When her dog gets sick on the way, she turns to local veterinarian Ben Cooper. Stranded with a sick dog on the black sands of California’s Lost Coast things quickly heat up. 

TWO ARE BETTER THAN ONE-Suzanne Rock - Is the shy, straight-laced Hannah open to a three-way relationship? Two handsome Irish exchange students will have to do everything they can to convince her that two men are better than one. 

THE POSSE-Tawdra Kandle-Being a young widow was never in Jude Hawthorne’s plans. After her husband’s death, the last thing she’s looking for is another chance at love. But if her husband’s best friends, the Posse, have anything to say about it, love is just what she’s going to get. 

HOW TO SAY GOODBYE-Amber Lin-Dane lives for the salty breeze and a sweet wave, because that's all he has. He lives on the streets. Then he meets Amy—smart and accomplished, she’s everything he’s not. He wants to be the sort of man who deserves her, except that means facing down his past. 

LAST CALL-Alannah Lynne-For the first time in years, Sunny Black puts herself first and takes a trip on the wild side with a customer whose raw sexuality is too strong to deny. The next morning, however, she learns that in addition to rocking her world, the stranger might destroy everything and everyone she’s worked so hard to protect. 

MIAMI DREAMS-Layla Wilcox-Recent widow Deena Montgomery answers a model call for a new lingerie line, thinking she is leaving a life built on lies behind her. Photographer Ben “Hottie” Hoddi wants to help her get the job, but doing so might reveal a secret in his past, and Deena has made it very clear that her new life demands transparency. 


#Review Beautiful Oblivion by Addison Moore


Title: Beautiful Oblivion
Author: Addison Moore
Rating: 2 .5 stars

I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to finish this book. If not for the hero, Ace, I wouldn't have. He was the only character I really liked in the book and I wanted to see things work out for him. The rest of the characters...not so much. Some I couldn't stand and others made me want to pull my hair out with frustration or slap them for their immaturity.

This is an NA (New Adult) book, something I don't typically read. Maybe that was the issue. I tend to read books where the main couple is in their late twenties or older. Most of the characters in this book were in their early twenties.

The biggest issue I had with the book revolved around the heroine, Reese and another guy named Warren. Without going into details, their relationship was completely screwed up. There was a whole 'is she cheating or isn't she' aspect to this story that I didn't care for either.

The writing was good and the story flowed well. There also weren't any major editing issues.

I would recommend this book to those who don't mind immature characters or cheating.

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Addison Moore is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance. Previously she worked as a therapist on a locked psychiatric unit for nearly a decade. She resides on the West Coast with her husband, four wonderful children, and two dogs where she eats too much chocolate and stays up way too late. When she's not writing, she's reading.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Hidden Threat by Sherri Hayes

Hidden Threat



Publication Date: December 31, 2010
Genre: Romantic Suspense


Cali Stanton has always wanted to be a doctor. But when her father is injured, she finds herself behind his desk at Stanton Enterprises. Matthew Andersen's only priority is keeping the company and its CEO safe. That is easier said than done when someone starts making threats. Things get personal when Cali becomes the latest target. Can Cali and Matthew put aside what lies between them long enough to find the Hidden Threat before it's too late?


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

New Release: The Things You Do To Me Sydney Holmes


USA Today Best-selling Author, Sydney Holmes, brings you a smoking-hot contemporary romance series that will keep you up all night! 

“The Knight Skies series will burn you up from the inside out.”

The Things You Do To Me (Book One Knight Skies) 

Kiera Rockwell has everything she has ever wanted in life: a great job selling luxury real estate, a cottage by the ocean, and a sports car just for fun – but somehow her life just doesn’t hold the same allure as it once did on paper. 

AJ Knight has poured his heart and soul into his construction business, earning him a top spot in the Steamy Falls building boom. No one in the business would guess that the uber-sexy contractor spent the last few years nursing a broken heart. 

When Kiera decides to expand her real estate career by purchasing a spec home, she hires Knight Construction and Development to remodel it for her. Not only is Knight Construction the hottest construction company in town, but AJ is one sexy contractor. As hard as she tries, she can’t seem to get over her crush and act like her normal, smart, articulate, competent self around him. 

On the outside, Kiera represents everything AJ has been trying to avoid since his break-up two years ago, but the longer they work together, the more AJ learns that Kiera may not be the woman he thinks she is. Sparks start to fly, but can they get past their own insecurities and stubborn perceptions to see each other for who they really are? 



New Release: Not My Romeo by Kylie Gilmore


Confirmed bachelor Vince Marino wants nothing more than to win the Clover Park library project and earn partner in his father’s construction company. But a last-minute bid by Sophia Capello, the jaw-dropping daughter of his father’s life-long rival, throws Vince out of the running. 

Sophia has to get Capello Construction back on track after her father left them near bankruptcy. Except she’s way out of her league in the construction world, which is why she takes a big risk and proposes a partnership with the hotheaded and handsome Vince. After she wins the project. 

Vince’s cockiness combined with Sophia’s determination forges an alliance filled with explosive and tempting tension. But what will happen when Vince, who doesn’t believe in mixing business with pleasure, discovers Sophia has never truly experienced passion? Will he stick to his rule and protect everything he’s worked so hard for? Or will he find the temptation of showing Sophia what she’s been missing too much? 




Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New Release: Repaired by Melissa Collins


Liam Davis is a man without a past. That’s what he wants everyone to believe, anyway. Hell-bent on erasing any memories of his previous life, he knows that starting over is all he can do. Hiding who he is, where he’s from, why he’s running, and especially who he’s left behind, Liam has run away from everything he’s ever known. His plan works perfectly until one day when Parker Ryan threatens to expose his carefully concealed world.

Parker Ryan is a man without a future. Sure, he’s a partner in one of New York’s most prestigious law firms, but he’ll never be more than a failure in the eyes of his boss, his father. Rather than break away from his father’s standards, he finds himself mindlessly pursuing them, in turn sacrificing anything that would actually make him happy.

When Liam’s and Parker’s lives collide, the ugly truth about who they really are, and who they hope to become reveals itself when they least expect it. As both of their lives become wrecked beyond all belief, they’ll learn how to rely on each other in their journey to become Repaired.



#TeaserTuesday Cooking With The Crazy Lady Authors


A collection of recipes from 16 authors around the world!



The Crazy Lady Authors aren't just cooking up plots in their books, they're also cooking up tasty vittles! Hey, we're 'crazy' about you, so we're 'dishing' our best recipes out in this awesome cookbook. It's the CLA's way of helping you serve up outstanding dinners in between reading any one of our published works. We know how easy it is to get lost in the pages. Before you know it, the hours have flown by and it's time for dinner. The hubby is hollering, the kids are complaining, and even the dog wants treats. We figure it's all our fault so why not help you maintain peace and harmony in your home by providing this amazing book of easy recipes to keep your clan well-fed? We do, however, stop short of coming to your house to cook it all up for you. We're writing our next novels, after all! Don't be greedy. Bon appetit!


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Monday, June 22, 2015

This summer, TWCS is having a review tour for romance novels!


My Contemporary Sports Romance, Red Zone, is included in over two dozen titles available for book bloggers to review. Everything from historical romance to paranormal romance is available, so you're sure to find something you'll enjoy. Even better, everyone who reviews one of the titles will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card. Simply fill out the form to join in the fun!


The Glamour Series Books 1-3 Maggie Marr


From the author of the best selling Hollywood Girls Club Series comes The Glamour Series. Now you can get books 1-3 in The Glamour Series in one bundle at a fantastic price. 

HARD GLAMOUR, Book 1 

Small town girl Lane Channing is alone in the world with nothing left to lose when she sets out across the country to make her LA dreams come true. The 'big risk' to move to LA isn't such a risk when you've already lost everything. Bad-boy movie star Dillon MacAvoy has a dark past and a goal to be the biggest star in the world. He doesn't have the time or the inclination for love. Dillon is on the brink of superstardom when Lane Channing enters his life. She's young and naive and he's hard and experienced. Their attraction wild and undeniable, a fierce fire that heats up the LA night and could destroy both their lives. 


BROKEN GLAMOUR, Book 2 

Amanda Legend is a Hollywood princess whose glam life is destroyed when her new stepmother, (also her former best friend) has Amanda cut off from her plush Hollywood lifestyle. Ryan Sinclair, a bad-boy star with a multitude of bad-habits, nearly dies and must turn to the one woman who loathes him—Amanda Legend—for help. Down on her luck with nowhere to turn, Amanda Legend takes a job she doesn't want, from a man she doesn't like, and unfortunately and inexplicably is wildly attracted to. Now she must fight her overwhelming urge to fall into Ryan Sinclair's arms, because this bad-boy addict is not the kind of man Amanda wants in her life. 

FAST GLAMOUR, Book 3 

Rhiannon Bliss fell in love with Sterling Legend, a member of the Hollywood elite, when she was a teenager, but her family forced her to leave Sterling behind. Years later, Sterling and Rhiannon find their way back to one another, but horrible family secrets threaten their newfound love. Is there any way that Rhiannon and Sterling can have a forever love when their families were so desperately hurt by each other in the past?





#Review Teaching The Boss by Mallory Crowe


Title: Teaching The Boss
Author: Mallory Crowe
Rating: 4 .5 stars

This is the best book I've read in a while. I loved the characters. They were well developed. Neither were perfect, but that was okay because they had enough redeeming qualities to make them likable.

There were some things in this book I didn't expect, including the set up for the second book in the series which I plan to check out in the not too distant future. It was a fairly long book but I never felt as if it was dragging. In fact, I didn't want the book to end. I would have been happy if April and Sam's story would have continued on.

So why 4.5 stars and not 5? There was one issue I had with the book. It's a personal thing and to some it wouldn't matter in the slightest, but it's a bit of a pet peeve for me. Not once did the author mention birth control throughout the book. There was no mention of condoms, using them or not, or even of April being on the pill. The entire conversation was non existent. In a modern day romance, I think this is something that needs to be addressed.

Will it keep me from reading the next book in this series? Heck no!

I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good office romance.

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Mallory Crowe has lived in Michigan her whole life and has been in love with romance ever since she’d skip to the end of every novel, just to make sure the hero and heroine survived and ended up together. She lives with her husband and three dogs. When she’s not writing, she’s spending too much time in front of the TV, hiking, or working with various animal rescues.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

#TeaserTuesday Read An Excerpt From Angel's Heart: The True Enemy by Lisa Bilbrey




Sophie Crenshaw has saved the world by preventing the Angel's Heart from falling into the hands of Whitley Monroe. Now, she and her fiancé Henry Chang have returned to Austin, Texas, and back to the real world. Or have they?

Having been declared the savior of all mankind, Sophie finds that magic is all around her. As she struggles to find her way, she's bombarded by nightly dreams that have her on edge. Will she be able to keep her sanity while trying to decipher the meaning behind her visions? Or will an unknown enemy get to her first?


Excerpt:

 “It’s always been around me, hasn’t it? I just hadn’t noticed it before the binds broke.” 

“Probably,” Deva admitted. The silence that filled the air around them was deafening. Only the sounds of the other patrons enjoying their meals rattled around them. “Sophie . . .” 

“Don’t worry about me,” she replied, a tremor lacing her words. 

Suddenly, a loud roar of thunder tore through the sky, causing the windows to shake. The entire pub became silent, and Sophie looked over at Iona, once again finding her staring.

“I really need to learn to control that.” 

“Eh, it makes things funner, or is it more fun?” Tanner laughed, though Sophie could hear the void in his laughter. 

 “Yeah, keeps everyone on their toes,” Jonah added, giving her a weak smile. 

Sophie brought her hand up to grip the stone hanging around her neck. “I suppose it does.”



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Obsessive, compulsive, slightly crazed, but enough about her personality. First and foremost, Lisa Bilbrey is a mom to three and a wife to one. She loves to write, and spends the majority of
everyday writing. It's who she is, and what she's meant to be doing. Words are her life, the air she breathes, and the nutrients of her soul. Finding a love in the written word, Lisa Bilbrey started writing as a way to express herself and let her voice be heard. From the first word she wrote, she'd found her heart and soul.
Always willing to learn, she's spends much of her time trying to improve as a storyteller.
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