Thursday, 17 August 2017

Release Day Launch - PS: I love You - Jamie Salisbury

Today we have the release day blitz for P.S. I Love You by Jamie Salisbury! Check out the excerpt and grab your copy today!

About P.S. I Love You

First love is always better the second time around.

Basil Manning is happy with his life now that he's given up on love. He has everything he needs...the houses he's building, the mansion he's renovating, and his Bernese Mountain Dog, Crash. In spite of his mother's insistent attempts to see him married, Basil plans on staying a bachelor. That is, until he finds himself face-to-face with the woman who once broke his heart.

Healing from a long-term relationship that turned abusive, Meg Cooper has flung herself into running her eclectic shop, The Pink Moose. She can't afford complications, and the too-hot-for-his-own-good Basil Manning, her one time almost fiancé, is definitely a complication. But that irresistible pull between them isn't over...not by a long shot. If she's not careful, she'll break both their hearts...again.


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Exclusive Excerpt:

I stood, touching my lips as I watched from the back door of my apartment as Basil’s truck pulled out of the parking lot. He kissed me! He told me he was going to, and my God, he kissed me with enough passion for ten men.
But I spooked or something. It didn’t feel like it was the right thing to do and I asked him to stop, knowing where things would have ended up. The feelings were still there, but somehow different. We were both adults now. We’d both experienced sex on our own and were no longer the two naïve teenagers we once were. Something from that kiss told me once I let him in, he’d be there for me always. Was this what I wanted?
The familiar ping of my phone beckoned me back to reality. I pulled it out of my purse and stared at the screen.
Dinner tomorrow? It’s Saturday. You can meet Crash, and I have something of interest to show you at the old house.
R U texting and driving, young man? I grinned at my comeback as I hit Send.
Not to worry. I pulled over.
You have me curious, and I would love to meet Crash.
I’ll call you after I pick up dog and get him settled at home.
I tapped my nail against the phone, pondering my reply. I’ll be waiting.
Hearts and happy-face images followed.
I wandered deeper into my apartment, setting my purse down on the kitchen table. I still had the bottle of water he’d given me at his place. I took it along with my phone into the living room and sank into the comfy couch.
It suddenly dawned on me—someone had been in the apartment. The lid to my laptop was open, something I never did. But who? Worst yet, were they still here? I grabbed the baseball bat I kept by the back door and tiptoed through the apartment. I opened every closet, peered under the bed and behind doors until I was satisfied I was alone.
My nerves were rattled by the idea of someone being brazen enough to trespass into my private domain. But who? Time to get the locks changed. Better still, time to perhaps consider installing a security system both in the apartment and the shop.

 

About Jamie Salisbury:


Writing romance stories with passion and sass, Jamie Salisbury has seen several of her books soar to #1 on Amazon. Her books are self published. Music, traveling the globe and history are among her passions when not writing. Her previous career in public relations in and around the entertainment field has afforded her with a treasure trove of endless story ideas.

 

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Cover Reveal - Show Me the Way - A.L. Jackson

Show Me the Way


The first stand-alone novel in A.L. Jackson's brand-new Fight for Me series...

Coming October 2nd


Cover: RBA Designs



The first sexy, captivating, stand-alone novel in the brand-new FIGHT FOR ME series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson . . .
Rex Gunner. As bitter as he is beautiful.
The owner of the largest construction company in Gingham Lakes has been burned one too many times. His wife leaving him to raise their daughter was the last blow this single dad could take. The only woman he’ll let into his heart is his little girl.
Rynna Dayne. As vulnerable as she is tempting.
She ran from Gingham Lakes when she was seventeen. She swore to herself she would never return. Then her grandmother passed away and left her the deed to the diner that she once loved.
When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows he’s in trouble.
She’s gorgeous and sweet and everything he can’t trust.
Until she becomes the one thing he can’t resist.
One kiss sends them tumbling toward ecstasy.
But in a town this size, pasts are bound to collide. Caught in a web of lies, betrayal, and disloyalty, Rex must make a choice.
Will he hide behind his walls or will he take the chance . . .



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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, and BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for A.L. Jackson’s upcoming novel, SHOW ME THE WAY, the first stand-alone novel in her brand-new FIGHT FOR ME SERIES.
If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.
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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

REVIEW - Toying with Her - Prescott Lane




TITLE - Toying with Her
AUTHOR - Prescott Lane







BLURB:

No one said finding love was easy, but when you invented the world’s bestselling vibrator, it’s near impossible. Yep, that’s right. That little toy hidden in your bedside table is my brain child. It’s aptly named Woman on Top. And you know what they say . . . it’s lonely at the top.

So I’m headed home to my Southern roots. It’s supposed to be an extended Summer vacation — nothing more. But Rorke Weston has other plans for me. Plans that not only involve me being on top, but also underneath him. 

It’s been said you never forget your first. For me, that’s definitely true. No night has ever lived up to the one I spent with Rorke. 

He’s turned into quite a man. Tan from the Southern sun, and stubborn as the day is long. And there’s nothing sweeter than the swipe of his tongue. 

Rorke wants his chance.  The one we never had.  But that was a long time ago.  When I still believed in Prince Charming and Happily Ever Afters.  Even ten years later, I feel a pull.  And it’s not simply Rorke yanking down my panties.  

Do second chances really happen?  Or is my heart simply toying with me?


REVIEW:



“Small town, second chance, 5 stars”

Oh boy! First off, I adore Lane’s writing. I follow her on Facebook and I didn’t know it but my feed never shows her, well it didn’t. One day she magically reappeared and I saw the cover for Toying with Her without a thought I signed up to review it, I never read what the story was about or anything, I just put my faith in Lane and the cover. I loved Toying with Her.

Sterling is a small-town girl who made it big…in the sEx toy industry. If you’re from a small town or the Bible belt you know this is a no no. Sterling decided to come home and get some love only family can give only to find out everything is not what she thought it was. The one bright light is her friend and first lover Rorke. When all you wanted to do is escape a small town as a kid can you find happiness there as an adult?

Rorke has loved one and only one woman, Sterling. She’s the Church Deacon’s sweet daughter with a naughty side. Their parents have always been friends, and when his brother was sick she was always there. To him it doesn’t matter how she made or that she made money on something half the town frowns upon. He has two concerns, getting her back, and making sure that dang toy isn’t better then him. But what happens when the Catholic school teacher falls for the “bad girl” will it be accepted?

I adored these two. I am from a small town in the Bible belt, I know that how Lane described it is how it would go down. I loved how Rorke only cared about Sterling and what she needed/wanted. He didn’t care about anything else. The way he was willing to fight for her and quote literature was above swoon worthy. There were times I wanted to smack Sterling because she’s so closed off, but in the end, I got it and was happy with her. Toying with Her was a fast read for me that had me frowning one second yet smiling the next. If I were you I would take a dive into these twos story. 

Here are two quotes that made me smile;

“The Notorious B.I.G. was right: “Mo Money, Mo Problems.”

“If love is patient and kind, it’s because so is she. If my love is stubborn, it’s only because I won’t let her go. If love makes me drunk, I want it to be on her kiss, her taste. If love makes me stupid, what more do I need to know than her? If love makes the world go round, I only want to take that trip with Sterling.”

Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters- 5/5
Heat- 5/5
Writing style- 5/5
Overall- 5/5




Release Blitz & Review - When Angels Seek Chaos - Addison Jane







Title: When Angels Seek Chaos
Author: Addison Jane
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Mafia Romance
 Release Date: August 16, 2017



Blurb


Angelo Moretti was a man I should have stayed far away from.

When my world was torn apart before my eyes, and I was left vulnerable and
damaged, he was sent to protect me.

He was hard.

He was patronizing.

And he was the most beautiful man I’d ever met.

Every bone in my body told me to hate him, to despise everything he stood
for.

But I couldn’t.

Angelo lit a fire inside me I’d spent my entire life smothering with obedience
and fear. He pushed me further than I’d ever been before, and when I was right
on the edge, he dared me to jump.

He offered me redemption and the chance to hurt those who’d wronged me. In order
to get that though, I had to take a leap into his world, the deadly mafia
empire the DePalma family had created, one filled with drugs, guns, and blood.

I found him in the darkness, but it was there that I may just lose
myself. 






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OUR REVIEW:
When Angels Seek Chaos blew my mind. I will be honest, when I started reading this book, I was not quite sure what to expect, but it was nothing close to what I got. This book exceeded all my expectations. This book is a mafia romance novel. This book has mystery, romance, heat, and LOTS and LOTS of action. I will leave the disclaimer that this book discusses some very serious situations and has a couple of scenes I would say could be a trigger for some. 

The plot of this book is astounding. I LOVE mafia books, but they often are very alike. I felt this book was different than the rest. I don’t want to say too much because I feel any little bit I say may spoil something for others. Let’s just say that one event sets forth a complete change for two of the characters in this book.

The characters in this book are wonderful. Emerson is quite a character on her own. It is obvious that she has some growing to do. At times, she really made me mad, but not because of anything she really does or say, but because I know there are people in this world who are in similar situations and allow themselves to continually be treated that way. Angelo is a great character as well. I loved learning about his past.  He is so tough and alpha that it is hard not to love him. I also love his loyalty. Loyalty is so hot on a guy.

The paths of these two characters cross and the immediate attraction between them is palpable. I think they are such charismatic characters that complement each other, which leads to some very hot and steamy scenes between the two. Plus this is a mafia novel, so the scenes have to be hot!  I love me some hot men in suits protecting their family!

This book has a nice pace to it. While there is a lot of action, it felt like everything happened the way it was supposed to. Nothing felt forced. The actual writing style of the author was easy to read and follow along with. The author also wrote a scene that was difficult to read, so I am sure it was difficult to write. I commend you on being willing to write this scene and address this topic. I loved everything about this book.

Overall, I fell in love with this book. I cannot wait for the next one in this series. I think the author is courageous for writing this book and not shying away from some of the nastier parts of the mafia world. I would recommend this book to other who like this genre. Amazing book!

Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5




Author Bio


Addison Jane is a born and bred kiwi girl with a passion for romance and writing.

When she gets the chance she enjoys the little things in life such as reading, dancing, music, and Facebook, but her world really revolves around the little girl who calls her Mum. It's an awkward balance between alpha males and Disney princesses but it works.

Growing up on a small farm next to the beach will always make her a country girl at heart. But since moving away to a small town close to the city she's discovered a dangerous love for shopping.

Writing stories has been something that's come naturally since she was young, and with the massive support of her friends and family, she finally decided to step out of her comfort zone and share them with the world.

She enjoys bringing her books to life with strong female leads, sexy passionate men and a rollercoaster of twists and turns that lead to the happily ever after that her readers desire.




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Pre-Release Blitz & Review - Slam - Andee Michelle


Title: Slam: A Colorado Smoke Novel
Author: Andee Michelle
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: August 18, 2017








Bryant “Slam” Nash is known for three things… 

His intensity on the field, 

His drive to win the World Series, 

And scoring on the first date. 

Gearing up for the biggest season of his career, Slam is determined to focus on his game, calling a time out on anything considered a distraction. Including Layne Scott. 

Layne Scott doesn’t do complicated. 

Independent and focused on raising her daughter, Layne is a woman running a business dominated by men. Managing the sports bar her father left her, she has no time for the arrogant ball player who keeps strutting through her door. With chiseled good looks in baseball pants, Slam Nash is a temptation she can’t afford. 

Game on… 

**Content Notice: This book contains adult themes, strong language and sexual situations. Recommended for readers eighteen (18) years of age and older.**




5 Stars from I Don’t Get Sundays Book Blog - “This sports romance will keep you hooked until the end. The writing and the characters are so likeable that you will love the flow of the story. You will fall in love with dysfunction that is real life.”


5 Stars from Shawn on Goodreads - “ I couldn't put it down. It was refreshing. It was a fun and light story that had just enough drama.”

5 Stars from SBR Reviews - “Slam is the first novel of Andee’s that I have read and I am happy to tell you I enjoyed it.”





OUR REVIEW:


“Love finds you when you least expect it to, 5 stars”


Slam is the first novel of Andee’s that I have read and I am happy to tell you I enjoyed it. When I accepted to review Slam I did it based on the fact it’s a story about a baseball player, see I love baseball players so it’s an automatic one click for me. Slam though is a little different than most sports stories I read.

You have Bryant “ Slam” Nash who in his younger years was a ladies man. Now he’s older and not into the constant one-night stands, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to settle down. Bryant witnessed love between his parents, but with his life revolving around baseball he hardly sees relationships lasting. So, when he walks into a bar and meets the pretty owner he’s caught off guard when he asks her out. When he kisses her and he sees everything he has always wanted but never thought he’d get flash before his eyes he runs. Will he see the light before it’s too late to get the girl?

Layne is a bar owning single mom. She has no time for men, her life revolves around her daughter. When Bryant walks into her bar she knows who he is right from the start but recognizes his need for solitude. What surprises her is the easy flow of conversation between the two. Layne decides she’s ready to try a relationship, when Nash makes it clear he’s not ready she decides to try elsewhere. Only that doesn’t sit well with him.

You read about these two who have an undeniable chemistry that go from fighting it to embracing it. They both accept that most of their energies are not placed on each other but elsewhere. For Bryant its winning World Series, Layne it’s her daughter. Bryant falls easily for Layne’s daughter. He gets along with Layne’s daughters father. They both embrace each other’s best friend. And probably my favorite part is Layne probably loves baseball just as much as he does. Really, it’s a story about accepting where, who, and what you’re supposed to be doing. 



Here are a couple pieces of the story I enjoyed;

“Gentleman in the streets, grand slam in the sheets.”

“Now, please, for the love of all things holy, take your clothes off and get up on this bed with me.”

“My dad always told me that one day I’d meet a woman that would turn my world upside down. He was right.”


Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Characters- 5/5
Heat- 5/5
Writing style- 5/5
Overall- 5/5





Although Andee grew up a military brat and traveled the world with her family, she has made her home in southwest Idaho with her husband and two sons. Working in the legal field, shuttling her boys around, chasing her two crazy dogs and reigning in her adrenaline junky husband keeps her busy. She has always had a passion for reading and writing, even as a child. Andee loves a great glass of wine, reading late into the night, and spending time in the mountains with her family and friends.







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Sneak Peek - Drunk Dial - Penelope Ward







From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

 It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me—and call him.

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions.

I didn’t think he’d call me back.

I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become.

Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets.

Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake.

A complete STANDALONE.

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Copyright © 2017

By Penelope Ward



After that evening, I hadn’t heard back from him for a few days.

Then, one night, a text came in from the same phone number I recognized as Landon’s. It was the first time he’d texted me.

I looked down to find he’d sent a photo.

I gasped.

It was a heavily tatted man set against the backdrop of the ocean at sunset. Oh, my. It was him—a selfie.

Fuck. Me. He was beautiful.

I wouldn’t have even known it was Landon were it not for the blue eyes I recognized instantly. The shaggy, caramel hair I remembered from the past was now a darker shade of brown and shorter, cropped closer to his head. His arms and his chest were inked, his body so perfect that if I squinted, it almost resembled carved stone.

I couldn’t stop looking at him. My eyes wanted nothing more than to explore the ridges and valleys of his stunning body.

Was this a cruel joke?

This was not Landon!

But, it was.

With my thumb and middle finger, I kept zooming in and out, examining the details of the ink across his chest and on his arms. There was really nothing sexier than a guy with perfect arms and a full sleeve tattoo.

Even though his lips seemed fuller than I recalled, they still curved into a familiar grin that oozed confidence. The eyes and that smile were the only traces of the boy I remembered. I wished I could’ve leapt through the screen to smell him, touch him.

“Hi, Landon,” I whispered, for a brief moment talking to the boy inside, not the man in front of me.

This Landon was the polar opposite of the Ivy League yuppie image previously in my head. The only thing the man pictured might have majored in was badassery. He looked like a rockstar, a rule breaker, displaying a sense of arousing danger—someone who must have had women from all walks of life drooling over him for the sheer fact that either they couldn’t have him or shouldn’t have him. It suddenly became clear why, as he’d alluded to, a woman might have been begging him for sex. That made me wonder if he had any secret tattoos in spots I wasn’t allowed to see.

God.

A fire was burning inside of me, and I knew it was my crush exploding into a full-blown obsession.

A self-conscious feeling came over me. If I was scared to show him a picture of myself before, now I was really hesitant.

The message that went along with the photo simply read:

Now show me you.






Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list sixteen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.



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Other standalones from Penelope Ward:

Mack Daddy:
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Neighbor Dearest:
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Stepbrother Dearest:
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RoomHate:
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Mister Moneybags: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
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Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
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Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
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Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/stuck-up-suit

Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland)
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Sins of Sevin:
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Jake Undone (Jake #1):
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kobo: http://bit.ly/1SPKl0M

Jake Understood (Jake #2):
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kobo: http://bit.ly/1LQ7Fvk

My Skylar
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kobo: http://bit.ly/1kNrtAB

Gemini:
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Release Blitz - Bait - Jade West



Title: Bait
Author: Jade West 
Genre: Romance, Suspense 
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Model: Jonny James
Cover Designer: RBA Designs 









A stranger online. Dark hair and even darker eyes that knew my dirty desires before I did. 
A fantasy that should never be spoken. But he pulled the confession from me. 
And now he’s coming for me.
Rough. Dirty. Dangerous.
It’s supposed to be one night to get me off and make me forget.
He’ll make me his and I’ll pretend I don’t want him to.
I’ll run and he’ll chase. 
Because I asked him for this.
I begged him for this.
Tonight, in the darkness, he’s the hunter.
And I’m the bait.

















Jade has increasingly less to say about herself as time goes on, other than the fact she is an author, but she’s happy with this fact. 

Living in imaginary realities and having a legitimate excuse for it is really all she’s ever wanted. 
Jade is as dirty as you’d expect from her novels, and talking smut makes her smile. 
She lives in the Herefordshire countryside with a couple of hounds and a guy who’s able to cope with her inherent weirdness. 

She has a red living room, decorated with far more zebra print than most people could bear and fights a constant battle with her addiction to Coca-Cola.