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Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Release Day Blitz: Mercy [Forever 03] by India R. Adams!


Love may not conquer all...

Three Days. Father will be released from prison in three days. And his threats against me are about to come to fruition. The danger is as real as Dereck’s and my love.

Dereck is ready to fight for my life. I think he senses it’s coming to that.
I’m his - in this life and any other life that exists - and I know he’ll do anything for me.
His bright white light is blinding.

But with my life in danger, Dereck's kindness may not be enough to protect me this time.
The clock is ticking… and my life is not be the only one at risk.


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Author bio:

India is either hiding away and writing in the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina, in a studio writing and recording songs for the Forever series, in yoga trying to find her Zen (that keeps escaping her), walking down an old dirt road (no joke), outdoors with her dogs and family (because to live without the sun is a crime), in a coffee shop talking books (Caf'n'chat), or floating in a lake (when the weather permits). She thinks reading books is the answer to all problems (and having a glass of red wine is a fabulous second solution). She loves to chat with readers because she says they are brilliant and most passionate.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Traitor [Last to Leave 01] by Nicole Blanchard!


This elite group of U.S. Marines are the last to leave a fight… or the women who steal their hearts.

She trying to take back her life…

Peyton Rhodes has lost everything. Three years ago, her family was violently murdered while she narrowly escaped. Now, she’s conquered the resulting agoraphobia and is determined to wipe the slate clean. Her new beginning may be over before it starts when she is the only witness to a gruesome murder.

He may as well be dead…

Former U.S. Marine Ford Collier is back in the states after a perilous deployment without his team, his career, or the respect of his country. Secluded in the mountains of North Carolina, Ford doesn’t want anything to do with the murder in his backyard–or the pretty blonde artist who accuses him of the crime. Even if he hadn’t been at the scene of the murder, Peyton would still be terrified of a man like him–a man with violence in his blood.

The only way they’ll survive is together.

As dangerous complications arise – and passion heats up – it will take learning to trust again for Ford and Peyton to make it out alive.


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Author bio:

Nicole Blanchard is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of gritty romantic suspense and heartwarming new adult romance. She and her family reside in the south along with their two spunky Boston Terriers and one chatty cat.


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Monday, 29 October 2018

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Reclaiming Brave [The Kane Brothers 03] by Gina Azzi!


It was supposed to be one night. But then it became so much more. She’s pregnant.


Sierra:
I never anticipated the two pink lines, the shock of pregnancy, from one night with Denver Kane. Sure, I’ve been hot for him since before he realized I existed. But that doesn’t mean he’s about to become a family man. Even if I’m having his baby.

Denver:
She was off-limits, my little sister’s best friend. Until I crossed the line, not knowing it would change everything. Now she’s pregnant and my future looks different. I want to share in her sunny optimism and believe in new beginnings. Except I’m not cut out for it. Not anymore.

But I can’t walk away from her, from them, and the crazy thing is, I don’t want to.


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Author bio:

Gina Azzi loved every moment of college – especially her study abroad experiences, internships, and travel adventures! She draws from these experiences to create the storylines for her new adult and contemporary romance books. A passionate reader, frequent globetrotter, and aspiring baker, Gina resides in Canada with her family. Her new series, the Kane Brothers, releases in 2018.



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Sunday, 28 October 2018

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Recklessly Ever After [Reckless Hearts 03] by Heather Van Fleet!


Excerpt!

   For a split second, I almost let her go, thinking maybe I needed more time to think this through. Plan what to do next and figure shit out.
   Yet the thought of doing so was like a razor to the throat—and the absolute last thing I wanted.
   Needing her more than air, I wrapped my arms around her waist and pulled her closer. “No.”
   She met my stare and whispered, “No?”
   I shook my head, then I kissed her, harder this time. I expected her to fight me. Push me away and run, but her body instantly relaxed against mine, and we were right back to where we’d been just seconds before. Only this time, things moved faster.
   “Need you…” I panted.
   Slowly, I pulled back remembering her comment about her breasts. It made sense now why she’d said they were sensitive, but that didn’t stop me from wanting them in my mouth. Wanting to taste them most of all. So, I pulled back and lowered my head, taking my time as I held one of them in my hand. Then with the gentlest of licks, I sucked one of her nipples in between my lips, going at it with gentle laps of my tongue across the tips. She shivered so hard goose bumps danced across her skin, and a soft gasp of pleasure escaped her mouth. I teased and toyed with the ends, using my lips to kiss the peaks, my tongue to taste the edges. I gave her gentle, because she deserved it.
   “That feels so good,” she moaned, encouraging me to pull at them a little harder, not too hard, but enough to drag out the low noise in her throat.
   Slow, steady kisses led me to the other breast, and I used my finger to trail around the same wet tip I’d just teased. Her hips worked harder over my jeans, and I could feel the change in her body with every touch of my tongue, every lick, every kiss to her breasts.
   This was the stuff of movies, the way I held her close. I didn’t know it could be this way, feel this good, and we hadn’t even gotten to the good stuff yet. Whether that had to do with her being pregnant with my baby, or the simple thought of her not running away, I didn’t know. What I did know was that I was falling hard for the first time in my life, and it didn’t scare me like I’d thought it would. Only encouraged me to take the plunge, completely. Forever.
   That thought spurred me into action, and soon I had her flat on her back on the couch. Big, blue eyes blinked up at me, lips parted, breaths panting, cheeks flushed. “You’re so beautiful,” I murmured, having no idea where to start when it came to her body—to her. Fuck, more than anything, I wanted to take my time, savor the moment, but I couldn’t wait either.
   I stood and tugged my jeans and boxers off. My cock sprung sprang free, ready, and those same eyes of hers shimmered with heat as she took me in from head to toe, back up and down again.
   “I want you, McKenna. All of you. No running. No more fighting this thing between us. Just…” I sighed, dropping to my knees next to her, desperate and pleading like a man on the edge of death begging for one more minute of life. I squeezed my eyes and exhaled fast. “Just please…tell me you want this too.” I gripped the edges of her panties, the lace and silk doing little to steady my shaking hands. I was ready to pull them down, give her everything she’d ever desired. But I needed her consent, that one word. Her yes.
   And then it happened.
   One smile.
   One nod.
   Three words I never expected.
   “Yes. I’m yours.”
   The tightening in my chest released, and I smiled too. I smiled so fucking wide that it hurt. But I didn’t care. Because McKenna actually wanted to be with me.
   With. Me.
   That was the best fucking moment of my life so far.

Gavin St. James

After the hell I've been through in the Marines—in life—there's nothing I crave more than routine, stability, peace. Until McKenna Brewer walks into my life.

She's impulsive, fiery, tempting as hell, and everything I don't need. But when she offers me a night of no-strings-attached passion, I can't resist.

When our night together has unexpected consequences, I can't help but think this might be the perfect opportunity to show McKenna just how much I want her.

The only problem? She doesn't do forevers. But forever is exactly what I need with her.


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Author bio:

Heather Van Fleet is stay-at-home-mom turned book boyfriend connoisseur. She's a wife to her high school sweetheart, a mom to three little girls, and in her spare time you can find her with her head buried in her Kindle, guzzling down copious amounts of coffee.

Heather graduated from Black Hawk College in 2003 with an associate degree and has been working in the publishing industry for over five years. She's represented by Stacey Donaghy of Donaghy Literary.





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Saturday, 27 October 2018

Stacking The Shelves [39]!


Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality where we show what books we got recently. I do this post once a month.

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book, they can all be shared!




Gifted from Authors/Publishers:

For Review from Author/Netgalley/Edelweiss:



Way to My Heart by Barbara C. Doyle (Read)
(Thank you, Barbara!)
Temptation by Micalea Smeltzer (Read)
(Thank you, Micalea!)
Off the Ice [Breakaway 04] by L.P. Dover (Read)
(Thank you L.P. Dover!)

Subzero [BearPaw Resort 04] by Cambria Hebert (Read)
(Thank you, Cambria!)

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Friday, 26 October 2018

Release Blitz: Waiting for Autumn by J.A. Derouen!


Sebastian

“Race me for it.”
Four simple words. Five desolate years.

Sebastian Kelly believes he isn’t worthy of redemption, of a chance to right his wrongs. But an unexpected trip home, the place he dreads most, calls in question everything he’s come to believe. And who knows, he may find exactly what he’s been waiting for.

Autumn

One broken promise. Two pink lines.

Autumn Norris knew in an instant her life would never be the same. Years have flown by in a flurry of sparkles and dress up, and Autumn has refused to let the anchor of regret pull her under.

Until she lays eyes on Sebastian, and the wave of “why," “where," and "how could you" flood her every thought.

Old hurt and new betrayal twist first love into a reluctant partnership, and theirs may be a bond even pigtails and butterfly kisses can’t mend. But the past five years have felt like a lifetime, and Seb is willing to wait as long as it takes.

Because the truth is, he’s always been waiting for Autumn.



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J.A. Derouen lives in South Louisiana with her husband, son (aptly nicknamed "The Professor"), and her furry friend, Scout. She has a bachelor’s degrees in psychology and nursing. When she's not writing or inhaling romance novels by the stack, she works as a women's health nurse. She’s been an avid reader and daydreamer since childhood, and she's never stopped turning the page to get to the next happily ever after.




Thursday, 25 October 2018

Blog Tour & Giveaway: A Brand New Ending [Stay 02] by Jennifer Probst!


Excerpt!

   He parked the car and cut the engine.
   Ten years.
   Ten years since he’d come home to the small upstate New York town of Gardiner and gazed upon the staggering Shawangunk Mountains. Ten years since he’d touched snow. Ten years since he’d been surrounded by the eerie beauty of nature’s silence.
   And too many years since he’d seen the only woman he’d ever loved.
   They’d been the three musketeers—Ethan, Ophelia, and him—caught in a world of their own making. Memories assaulted him. Of running through the woods when they were young and racing horses barefoot as the green meadow flashed below. Of moonlight walks and late nights at Bea’s Diner, squeezed into the cracked red-vinyl booths as they spun dreams of the future and feasted on greasy burgers. Of his first kiss with Ophelia. The taste of innocence and passion mixed with Juicy Fruit chewing gum.
   He closed his eyes, staggering under the raw emotions the images brought. Some of those dreams had come true for him, but the price had been brutal.
   It was time to make things right.
   It was time to reclaim what he’d lost.
   Kyle glanced at the passenger seat, his fingers already reaching to stroke the leather laptop case. He’d left a fancy mansion behind, along with rooms filled with expensive trinkets meant to amuse, entertain, and distract the masses. He’d walked away from a gourmet chef, housekeeper, and personal trainer. His garage still held the laser-blue Lamborghini and the sleek black Hummer. He’d left the tuxedoes and designer clothes in his closet; the cedar wine cellar still filled with rare, expensive wine; and the four-poster mahogany bed that had seen too many lonely nights.
   Now all he had to his name was one battered suitcase, his laptop, and a Ford Fusion rental car.
   And for the first time in way too long, he felt the beginning of a creative spark—the sexy wink of his muse beckoning him closer to his childhood home, where he’d sworn he’d never return.
   He grabbed his phone and tapped out a text to Ethan.

   I’m here. How bad is she going to take it?

   He waited a bit, until the familiar gray bubble with ellipsis popped up.

   Don’t know—depends on how pathetic you look. Still have no clue why she’s mad at you.

   Kyle winced as guilt punched through him. Falling in love with your best friend’s younger sister was a no-no. Running away with her was even worse. But eloping and not telling his friend about it?
   There was no making amends for that one.
   He cursed, then tapped his fingers again.
   Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea.
   Don’t be stupid—it’s a great idea! The inn isn’t booked up and she’s just being stubborn. Go inside, make nice, and I’ll be there in an hour.
   He groaned and resisted the urge to bang his head against the steering wheel. When he’d asked about staying at the inn for three months to work on a new project, he’d worried Ophelia would refuse. When Ethan told him to book his ticket, he’d been relieved.
   Until he found out on the plane ride that Ophelia had actually said no. Ethan had conveniently left that part out, citing in true guy code it would all be fine.
   Her refusal to see him hurt more than he’d imagined it would, but now he had no choice. Everything was set in motion, and he wasn’t about to return to LA. Not only had he committed to writing this screenplay surrounded by his memories, he’d sworn to fight for a second chance with Ophelia. It was time they both faced the past, put some ghosts behind them, and figure things out. After all, it had been eight years.
   She had no idea he was about to walk through her door with the intention of staying for the next three months—in the dead of winter.
   That’d be bad enough, but when she heard his other piece of news?
   Things were gonna get a hell of a lot worse.
   He stayed in the car a few more minutes, trying to psych himself up. Maybe she’d surprise him and be open to talking things through. Maybe she wouldn’t be horrified when he told her about what he’d discovered a few months ago. Maybe it would all work out fine, just like Ethan said.
   Even better?
   Maybe he’d find himself again.
   Grasping at all those positive possibilities, he gritted his teeth, grabbed his bag, and got out of the car.

A love story will be rewritten in this heartfelt romance from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst.

Ophelia Bishop was a lovestruck teenage girl when she and Kyle Kimpton chased their dreams to Hollywood. Kyle’s dreams came true. Ophelia’s did not. When Kyle chose his career over their relationship, Ophelia returned home to rural New York to run the family’s B & B—wiser, and more guarded against foolish fantasies. Now Kyle has come crashing back into her life, and all her defenses are down.

Kyle can’t think of a better place to write his latest screenplay than his hometown. After all, that was where he met the heart of his inspiration—his first love. He knows the damage he’s caused Ophelia, and he wants a chance to mend their relationship. If anyone can prove to Ophelia that happy ever afters aren’t only for the movies, it should be him.

As much as Ophelia’s changed, she still has feelings for Kyle. But her heart has been broken before, and she knows that Kyle could run back to Hollywood at any time. She gave up her dreams once, but maybe she can dare to change her own love story…one last time.


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Jennifer Probst is the New York Times bestselling author of the Billionaire Builders series, the Searching For series, The Marriage series, the Steele Brothers series, and The Start of Something Good, which is the first book in the Stay series. Like some of her characters, Probst, along with her husband and two sons, calls New York’s Hudson Valley home. When she isn’t traveling to meet readers, she enjoys reading, watching “shameful reality television,” and visiting a local Hudson Valley animal shelter.



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Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Through the Mist by Cece Ferrell!


I’m living with a ghost.

I’m in a place I never thought I’d be: adrift in a sea of confusion and unfulfilled dreams. My life, my career, my marriage.

When my husband, Dan, asks me to join him on an island for an extended work project, I hope it will be enough to salvage our relationship.

So I go. Then Dan gets pulled away for his job, and I'm left alone in this unfamiliar place.

Before I even realize it’s happening, I’m falling in love with this island and pulled in by the magnetism of a century-old spirit.

The longer I’m on the island, the less my life resembles the one I lived before. When the time comes for me to leave, will I be able to? Or will my bond with a dead man keep me tied to the island?



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Author bio:

When she's not writing, Cece can be found reading voraciously, hanging at the park or beach with her family, having get-together's with friends, or binge watching shows on Netflix with her husband.

Cece loves: words, especially of the four letter variety, snark, tea, all things crafty, and flawed characters that love passionately. She is a sucker for a great smile and thinks there is almost nothing better in the world than dessert.

Cece resides in Southern California with her husband and two little girls who constantly keep her on her toes.



Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Release Day Blitz: The Changeup [Resort Romance 06] by Mary Billiter!


True love, happiness, and lies.

A hot deputy, a woman in hiding, and a murder that changes it all. True love and the truth are often at odds in Mary Billiter’s latest installment in her resort romance series.
The Feds changed her name, occupation, and location, but Cupid and crime still found her. Both Witness Protection and her position as a hotel conference services manager require Rebel Roberts to maintain a low profile. But when she finds herself at the center of high crime and high romance at the high-rise Point Resort in Long Beach, even the best-laid plans are subject to change.

Former college baseball pitcher Ryan McHenry plans on becoming a deputy sheriff like his late uncle. But when Rebel literally stumbles on a dead body by her hotel, helping her change the narrative may throw a curve in his career plans.

Can Rebel and Ryan find true love and happiness with so many lies between them?


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Author bio:

Mary Billiter is a weekly newspaper columnist and fiction author. She also has novels published under the pen name, “Pumpkin Spice.”

Mary resides in the Cowboy State with her unabashedly bald husband, her four amazing children, two fantastic step-kids, and their runaway dog. She does her best writing (in her head) on her daily runs in wild, romantic, beautiful Wyoming.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: On a Silent Night by S.L. Sterling!



Brody:
Five years ago, I lost my best friend.
A year later, I fell in love with his wife.
That Christmas, I ran, afraid of what my feelings held.
Three years later, I still can't get her out of my mind.
So this Christmas, I've decided I am going to return to her. I just hope she'll take me back.

Cass:
Five years ago, I lost my husband.
A year later, I fell in love with his best friend.
That Christmas, he left with no explanation.
Three years later, I've started over in a new town and a new relationship.
Just when I think everything is finally coming together, he shows up.

This Christmas is about to get interesting.


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Author bio:

S.L. Sterling was born and raised in southern Ontario. She now lives in Northern Ontario Canada and is married to her best friend and soul mate and their two dogs.

An avid reader all her life, S.L. Sterling dreamt of becoming an author. She decided to give writing a try after one of her favorite authors launched a course on how to write your novel. This course gave her the push she needed to put pen to paper and her debut novel "It Was Always You" was born.

When S.L. Sterling isn't writing or plotting her next novel she can be found curled up with a cup of coffee, blanket and the newest romance novel from one of her favorite authors on her e-reader. Her favorite authors include Kendall Ryan, Vi Keeland, Penelope Ward, Lauren Blakely, Alessandra Torre and Willow Winters.

In her spare time, she enjoys camping, hiking, sunny destinations, spending quality time with family and friends and of course reading.


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Sunday, 21 October 2018

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Casino Girl [Baxter and Holt 02] by Leslie Wolfe!


Playlist!

1. Maroon 5 – Girls Like You >>>Play
2. Taylor Swift – Delicate –>>>Play
3. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left to Cry >>>Play
4. Drake – In My Feelings >>>Play
5. Shawn Mendes – In My Blood >>>Play
6. Bebe Rexha – I’m a Mess >>>Play
7. Charlie Puth – The Way I Am >>>Play
8. Post Malone – Psycho >>>Play
9. Bazzi – Mine >>>Play
10. Selena Gomez – Back to You >>>Play

In Las Vegas, secrets are deadly.

Detectives Laura Baxter and Jack Holt
are members of the elite: Las Vegas Metro PD, one of the toughest and most respected law enforcement agencies in the United States. In the middle of a city with two million residents and 43 million annual visitors, they’re hunting for a killer.

The girl

When a beautiful, young girl is killed in the high-roller Pleasure Pit of the exclusive Scala Casino, the news reverberates for hours among the ritzy clientele. Before taking the stage where she found her death, Crystal was last seen boarding an unmarked helicopter for a late-night flight to an unknown destination.

The money

The stakes are high at the roulette table, and the players are hot-blooded. Among them, a stone cold killer watches, waits, and kills without leaving a single trace of evidence. Rien ne va plus but death.

The game


The name of the game is murder, and it doesn’t stop with Crystal’s demise. Anyone who threatens to expose the killer’s identity will soon find they’re being targeted.

In Las Vegas, secrets can kill.

Two mavericks make an intriguing team. Baxter and Holt trust each other with their lives, only not with their darkest secrets.


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Author bio:

Leslie Wolfe is a bestselling author whose novels break the mold of traditional thrillers. She creates unforgettable, brilliant, strong women heroes who deliver fast-paced, satisfying suspense, backed up by extensive background research in technology and psychology.

Leslie released the first novel, Executive, in October 2011. It was very well received, including inquiries from Hollywood. Since then, Leslie published numerous novels and enjoyed growing success and recognition in the marketplace. Among Leslie’s most notable works, The Watson Girl (2017) was recognized for offering a unique insight into the mind of a serial killer and a rarely seen first person account of his actions, in a dramatic and intense procedural thriller.

A complete list of Leslie’s titles is available at http://wolfenovels.com/order.

Leslie enjoys engaging with readers every day and would love to hear from you.





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