Wednesday, October 11, 2017

#NewRelease #Romance The Keeping Score Box Set by Tawdra Kandle



Release Date: October 10, 2017


Football is everything, but love is the only game that matters.

Leo, Quinn and Nate . . . They've been best friends forever, but life is about to take them in different directions. Decisions about love and friendship could change their paths forever.

Read the three-book series that will take you from the highs of first love to the painful lows of heartbreak and loss, all set amidst the pageantry and passion of football.

Nate: He's been in love with Quinn since junior high. She's always been his fierce protector, the one person who looks beyond his physical challenges to see who he really is. But Nate knows the hard truth. Leo holds Quinn's heart. He's the one she loves. Still . . . Nate won’t give up, not even when all seems lost. 

Quinn: She's tired of waiting for Leo to realize that he loves her. But even when he finally admits his feelings for her, Quinn’s loyalty to Nate and doubts about Leo could destroy their friendship.

Leo: He's the football star, the guy all the girls yearn to have. But the one girl he secretly needs--Quinn--is the one he's afraid to want. He knows she's too good for him, but he can't seem to resist loving her anyway . . . no matter what the cost to all of them.

Amid the joys and heartache of first love, crushing loss and unthinkable decisions, Leo, Quinn and Nate struggle to find their way forward without losing each other.

PLUS an added, never-before-published short, FOURTH AND LONG. 


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Cover Reveal - Longing for His Kiss by Sherri Hayes #BDSM #Romance



Release Date: November 2, 2017


Eight months ago, two uniformed men showed up at Grace Martin’s door and told her that her husband wasn’t coming home. She’s tried to move on, but nothing will make that ache in her chest go away. Kurt wasn’t only her husband. He was also her Master. With him gone a part of her is missing and she has no idea how, or even if, she can repair the hole that has been left. 
  
A lot has changed in the last eight months for Alexander Greco. He was injured, spent six months in a VA hospital recovering, was discharged from the Army after ten years of service, and then moved himself halfway across the country to find his friend’s widow. He has a letter to deliver to Grace—her husband’s final goodbye. 
  
Little does either of them know the letter contains something that will change both their lives.  

Friday, September 29, 2017

#Review #Romance Touching Jace by Mallory Crowe


Title: Touching Jace
Author: Mallory Crowe
Rating: 5 stars

I always know when I pick up a Mallory Crowe book that I'm always going to get a great story.

Touching Jace introduces readers to the Devereaux family and a mystery that surrounds Emma's sister. Emma enlists the help of an ex-SEAL, Jace, in order to find out what led to her sister trying to murder one of the richest women in New York. He's reluctant at first, but it doesn't take long for sparks to fly between these two.

This was a fast paced romance. Everything happen quickly, including the feelings that developed between the two, but it didn't feel unrealistic. They were well matched, even though it didn't seem that way at first. What could an ex-SEAL who works private security and an heiress have in common?

The story had just the right amount of steam and mystery to keep me turning the page. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a sexy romance with a touch of suspense.

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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.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

#NewRelease #Romance Summer Scandal by Stacey Joy Netzel


Release Date: September 28, 2017

Will a salacious scandal ruin her career – or bring her the love of her life?

Mechanic Clay Westfield thought he was on the flip side of a crazy media storm after his sensationalized divorce from pop superstar, Dianna Skye. Then she gives an emasculating interview that goes viral, and his ego makes him do something stupid enough to throw him right back into the eye of the abhorrent tornado.

Actress Peyton Riley returns home to weather the scandal threatening to torch her career. But less than three hours back in town, Hollywood’s fallen sweetheart finds herself caught up in the arms of a man who’s as infamous as she—and the paparazzi are right there to fan the flames.

Some crafty maneuvering by matchmaker Santa Butch throws the two together at Clay’s mother’s secluded ranch and sparks fly as new rumors are ignited. If their relationship is to have any hope of survival, they’ll have to sort truth from lies as they withstand the scorching heat from a ruthless media spotlight. 




Excerpt


The main room of the barn loft apartment—the only room—was a big square, with a double bed on one side, brown plaid couch on the other, small kitchenette, and a door she assumed was for a tiny bathroom. Everything looked old, and smelled...stale. Her nose wrinkled. Hopefully, at least one of the two windows opened because there was no air conditioner in sight.
There was also no coffee maker on the counter, and no TV on the ugly brown wall opposite the equally hideous couch. She had her laptop with her, but sincerely doubted there would be Wi-Fi.
Peyton faced Clay with a hand on her hip. “I was told your mother is opening a bed and breakfast.”
“She is.”
“Annnnd, guests stay in the barn? How quaint. You going to fix up a few stalls, too?”
“We’re not officially open because the house isn’t finished yet. Won’t be for a while,” he said without apology. “You’ve got two options. In the house, next to my bedroom, sharing a bathroom with me—”
Now why in the world did her mind have to jump straight to the fantasy image of him in nothing but a small towel, his wet, tousled hair dripping water down along his neck, onto his firm, bare chest? She avoided his gaze as heat flushed her body.
“—or, you can stay out here, with your own bathroom, and have complete privacy.”
And no sexy, half-naked man to run into in the hall. Hmmm—
Stop it. That’s a good thing! What is wrong with you?
“Of course, there is a third option,” he added. “If either of the first two aren’t good enough for you, no one’s making you stay.”
No, but she’d bet her entire paycheck from her last movie someone was specifically trying to make her leave. And no way in hell was she going to give him the satisfaction.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

#NewRelease #Romance - Daring Wes by Jules Barnard



Release Date: September 26, 2017


A second chance could either save him or destroy him…

I was born with a competitive streak a mile wide. Ever since I could walk, I’ve made it a point to never lose. And I never did, until my girlfriend left me senior year of college and my professional golf career tanked. 

Over the past four years, I’ve fought to regain my winning edge. The last thing I need as I prepare for the pro tour is my ex-girlfriend sauntering into the golf shop on the arm of her new fiancĂ©. Then again, this might be my opportunity to win back what I’ve lost. 

Kaylee doesn't seem the contented fiancĂ©e she should be, or the cold-hearted girl who left me years ago—and she's hiding a secret. One I’m determined to discover. Because if there's a chance I was wrong about Kaylee and she really had loved me, maybe I can break the mental block that’s left me in the rough. 

But the rules of golf don’t always apply to love.






Excerpt


“You’ve been hot and cold since I came into town. What is it you want?”

He grabbed her bottom and pulled her up, searing her lips with a quick, hot kiss. “Let’s try again, Kaylee,” he said low, hovering above her mouth.

Wes lowered her to the dance floor but kept her pressed against his chest and thighs.

Her breaths came out choppy. She tried to respond—to unleash some fury on his ass—but his hands on her bottom were ruining her concentration.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Designing Samantha's Love by PJ Fiala - On Sale for 99 cents #Romance


They both have so much to overcome to realize their second chance.

Nothing terrifies Samantha Powell more than starting over, but after devoting three decades to a troubled man and an unhappy marriage, Sam finds the courage to seek her own happiness. She imagines a nice quiet life filled with friends, family, and a career that leaves no room for relationship drama. Unfortunately, no one told the alluring Grayson Kinkaide.

After escaping a bad marriage of his own, Grayson realizes his soul mate is still out there and his heart is set on Sam. Their instant attraction begins a steamy affair, but the women of Grayson's past aren't ready to let him go. Grayson must convince Sam that she is the only one for him.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Celebrating Love by Maryann Jordan #NewRelease #Romance


Release Date: August 25, 2017

Nick Stone - a stoic, dedicated FBI agent. His life was neat and orderly, just the way he liked it. Bayley Hanssen - a vivacious romance novelist and bookstore owner, thrived on chaos.

When the two collided when he was on a stakeout, she turned his life upside down. Disenchanted with the political posturing of his superiors, the lure of working for the Saints became a reality, as he discovered life with the fun-loving Bayley was just what he needed.

When human traffickers struck close to home, Nick and the Saints fought to keep Bayley safe.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Beta's Mark Anthology #NewRelease #Romance


Release Date: August 15, 2017

When the bite, bites back…

Second to the Alpha, but always first in her heart, these stories will tug at your heart strings, steam up your kindle, and leave you panting for more. 

Nine USA Today and International Best-Selling authors have created intriguing worlds where the Alpha’s second, is a position of respect and power. Wolves, cats, foxes, and other predators will fight their way through the human world and claim their true mates.

Featuring: Krista Ames, Nicole Morgan, Gracie Meadows, Bethany Shaw, Khloe Wren, Laura Hawks, Tamsin Baker, Sydney Lea, and Scarlett J Rose.


Monday, August 14, 2017

#Review of Stay With Me (Prophecy of Love Book 1) by Kelsey Browning


Title: Stay With Me
Author: Kelsey Browning
Rating: 4 stars

When I read the blurb for this book, I had no idea the direction it would go in. Not to say this is a bad thing exactly, but this book had paranormal elements and I didn't get that vibe from the blurb at all.

Cal was a good guy, always trying to do the right thing. His devotion to his family was admirable. Even the few times when I wanted to yell at him, I understood his motivations.

Delaney was a bit of a different story. Although, she and Cal had amazing chemistry, I wasn't understanding why she always felt she had to leave until almost the end of the story. I wish we would have gotten some of the why earlier, even from her perspective, rather than her just always wanting to bolt. That was perhaps one of the biggest downsides of the story for me.

The story had good pacing. It didn't move to quickly and allowed things to develop naturally. I like that in a a book. The paranormal element of this story is a bit cheesy, especially the end, but it did wrap the story up quite nicely.

If you're looking for a cute story set in a small town with paranormal elements, this I would recommend checking out this book.
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Author Bio


Originally from a small Texas town, Kelsey has also lived in the Middle East and Los Angeles, proving she’s either adventurous or downright nuts. These days, she hangs out in northeast Georgia with Tech Guy, Smarty Boy, Bad Dog and Pharaoh, a former Canine Companions for Independence puppy. She’s currently at work on the next book in her Texas Nights contemporary romance series and The Granny Series cozy mysteries.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Unsaid Things by Jerica MacMillan - 99 cents for a limited time #Romance


After a romantic six months, Lance and Abby's relationship feels solid, and he's excited to have her spend Christmas with his family in Texas. She doesn't know he has a diamond ring stashed in his suitcase, along with a plan to propose to her on Christmas morning.

He's forced to scrap the proposal, however, when Abby’s dead-beat brother shows up at her mom's house two days before Christmas. Abby, worried about her brother's sudden reappearance after more than a year of silence, insists on going home.

Just when Lance thought he'd broken through Abby's defenses, she puts up another one in his path. Pushing him away, she insists on dealing with her family herself, a bad idea in his mind. Will proposing reassure her that he’s in it for the long haul? Or just make everything exponentially worse?

The fourth installment in the Players of Marycliff University series follows the developing relationship of Lance and Abby from Summer Fling. It’s a story about family, trust, and where you should turn when life gets messy. If you’re looking for a hero you can swoon over and make your next book boyfriend, one-click Unsaid Things now!

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

#Review Modern Girl's Guide To One-Night Stands by Gina Drayer #Romance


Title: Modern Girl's Guide To One-Night Stands
Author: Gina Drayer
Rating: 3.5 stars

I went back and forth over what to rate this one. I enjoyed the love story between Simon and Julia even though sometimes I wanted to shake some sense into Julia. Simon was great. I liked him from the beginning and thought he and Julia were a good match. It was just getting her to see it that took some time.

While the story was solid, I did have some issues with the book. Megan, Simon's sister, was downright annoying at times. I get that siblings can be that way, but sometimes I wanted to tell her to grow up already.

There were also some editing issues. Not huge, mind you, but the book could use a good proofread. There were quite a few missing words and some double punctuation.

Overall, I liked the story. I was invested in the characters and wanted to see them get their HEA. Will I read something else from this author? Probably. Despite Megan being extremely annoying at times, I'd like to see how her book plays out.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a sexy contemporary romance with lots of family drama.




Author Bio


Gina Drayer is an avid reader, writer, and Ubergeek.

A Navy brat, Gina has traveled extensively. She’s living all over the USA and still loves to travel. Currently, she calls Indiana her home. During the day, she runs the family’s Home Health Agency and burns the midnight oil writing novels.


Gina writes fast-paced thrillers with a magical twist and steamy contemporary romances. Her stories are centered around strong, witty, independent women and swoon-worthy good guys. Sweet enough to melt your heart, but spicy enough to melt your kindle!



Saturday, July 22, 2017

Enter To Win A Copy Of Securing Kiera's Love by PJ Fiala #NewRelease #Romance


Release Date: July 20, 2017

Can love be renewed after a thirty-year separation?
David Haggerty longed for many years for his lost love, Kiera. Now in his fifties he believes it will never happen. He’s been married and divorced and now finds solace in his security business.
Kiera loved David with all her heart, but life took over. She was the only one who could save her father’s life. But, to do that, she had to leave David. Battered and broken, Kiera sees David again after more than thirty years. Will he forgive her? Can he?



PJ is giving away 5 copies of Securing Kiera's Love over on her blog. To enter click HERE

Thursday, July 20, 2017

#Review Cross Falls Box Set by Mallory Crowe #Romance


Title: Cross Falls Box Set
Author: Mallory Crowe
Rating: 5 stars

I love Mallory Crowe's books and this box set was a perfect example of why.

This is a three book serial series, so I recommend getting the box set instead of purchasing them one at a time. Once you get started, you're not going to want to stop. I know I didn't. Every chance I got, I was reading. I ended up finishing the entire series in two days.

The story was full of twists and turns. It revolves around a love triangle of sorts and a mystery involving Gabrie's past. Normally I don't care for love triangles, but this one didn't make me want to bang my head against a wall and scream at the heroine to pick one already. The mystery was well fleshed out and I have to admit I didn't figure out who the 'bad guy' was until right before the characters did. I had my suspicions, but there was always a little doubt in the back of my mind.

Mallory Crowe is one of my go to authors and she didn't disappoint with this series. I can't wait to dive into more from her.

I would recommend this series to those looking for a sexy romantic suspense novel that will keep you one your toes.
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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.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sexy Beast by Piper Rayne - On Sale For A Limited Time #NewRelease #Romance


Release Date: July 17, 2017


It’s time

Time to get a life.


Time to start over.


Time to move beyond the past.

The guys in the Single Dads Club would tell you it was time years ago, but until recently, the risk of hurting my little girl outweighed the benefit of getting a piece of ass.

Now that I have a tween daughter on my hands? It’s becoming more apparent with every poster hung on the wall, every fight over wearing make-up and every uncomfortable conversation about puberty, that at least one of us needs a female touch in our lives.

Jesus. I can’t even think the words ‘female touch’ without thinking of her.
Charlotte Rose. Charlie.


She’s everything I shouldn’t want, but someone needs to tell that to my damn libido because every time she’s around I have a constant case of blue balls.

There’s a list of reasons why I shouldn’t give into what I feel—she’s my best friend’s little sister, she’s seen me at my most vulnerable, and the biggest one—she’s the first person in twelve years who has the potential to break me.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

#Review Beautiful Ruin by Amy Olle


Title: Beautiful Ruin
Author: Amy Olle
Rating: 5 stars

Beautiful Ruin is one of those books you don't want to put down. I was up until 3am reading, and even then had trouble stopping. It's the best book I've read in a while.

I loved, LOVED, Noah and Mina. They had such amazing chemistry and both their backstories added so much to the story. I knew pretty early on that something was up with Mina, but I had no idea what until everything started to unravel in her world. And I like how the author didn't gloss over it and make it all better over night.

Noah was one of those book boyfriends you just can't help but fall in love with. He was exactly the man Mina needed and it didn't hurt that he had a sexy Irish accent either.

If you couldn't tell already, I highly recommend this book. It's emotional and sexy and I can't wait to read more of this series.

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Amy writes sexy contemporary romance novels filled with charmingly flawed characters and cozy settings. Her first book, Beautiful Ruin, is the first in a series about five Irish-born brothers sent as children to live with family on a remote island off the coast of northern Michigan. She is delighted to put her Psychology degrees to good use writing romance. The day she defended her thesis, she picked up Diana Gabaldon’s, Outlander, and discovered the genius of romance novels.
Amy lives in Michigan with her long-suffering husband, brilliant son, and (female) turtle named George. Her favorite thing about Michigan’s long, cold winters is that they provide plenty of incentive to stay indoors and read (or write) a good book.
In between writing sessions, Amy drinks too much wine, obsesses over college football and basketball, and feels guilty for reading when she should be writing. All the while, she’s busy brainstorming her next plot twist with Mr. Olle.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sin With Me by Lacey Silks #NewRelease #Romance


Release Date: July 10, 2017

Lies are necessary, mistakes are fatal, and sins unforgivable.

He’s a priest.
I repeat those words daily, hoping they’ll erase the picture of a perfect man from my mind. I don’t want to look at him intimately, but I can’t stop. Could any woman? I’ve seen the way they ogle him, and I’ve heard the whispers in town; the ones about committing the unforgivable sin with the new addition to our parish.

Living in Pace was supposed to be easy, and it was – until I began seeing Father Cameron as more than a clergyman. Kind, quiet, and determined, he was the perfect distraction to my troubled past.

Now that my body wants him, the pull is even stronger. I keep praying for a resolution to my feelings, but it’s not helping. My mind is clouded, and I fear my past is catching up to me.

Wanting him is constant, needing him is intoxicating, and resisting him is impossible. After all, forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

#Review More Than A Kiss by Stacey Joy Netzel


Title: More Than A Kiss
Author: Stacey Joy Netzel
Rating: 4 stars

I picked up this book several times, but every time I started reading it something would pull me away. It's taken me months to dig into this one, but I'm glad I was persistent.

This is the first book I've read by Stacey Joy Netzel, but I doubt it will be my last. I enjoyed all the characters, even the more minor ones. They were all well developed with their own backstory, which helped to support both the hero and the heroine's personalities.

Sophie and Zach were quite a pair. On the outside they looked like polar opposites, but they ended up being more alike than either of them realized. I love the set up for this story. It pulled me in right from the first couple of chapters. These two were both very likable, even when he was teasing her with a nickname she wasn't all that fond of.

If you're looking for a fun beach read, I would definitely recommend More Than A Kiss.

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I was born in Wisconsin and grew up in the Crivitz area. My love of reading stemmed from a number of things. Mom always encouraged reading and Dad encouraged work. It wasn’t that Dad didn’t like us reading (me, my two older sisters and younger brother), but he taught us not to be afraid of work. Me, I’d rather be riding my horse, Kaleb, or reading. Dad knew if I couldn’t be found stacking wood, raking leaves, or peeling pine logs for the house we were building, then I was most likely hiding somewhere with a book. (Walter Farley’s Black Stallion books will forever hold a special place in my heart.)


In school, my reading teachers, Mrs. Hutchinson (6th grade) and Mrs. Sherman (8th grade), encouraged me even more. All through high school I wrote stories, though the only one I ever finished was a hundred and eighty page romance about Corey Haim for creative writing class. I still think the only reason I received an A was because Mr. Murray didn’t want to read the whole thing. (I’ve read it since then — I wouldn’t blame him.)

I started seriously pursuing publishing in 2004 and held my first published book in my hands in 2007. Since then, I’ve published over 25 works, including a few novellas and short stories. After years of fitting in my writing while working as a Travel Agent, since 2012 I’ve been blessed to be able to add full-time writer to my list of titles (wife and mom).