Sunday, April 30, 2017

Cover Reveal for ROYALLY ENDOWED by Emma Chase!

... to be released on August 14th!




Cover designer: Hang Le
Cover model: Vince Alexander Azzopardi
Photographer: Thomas Watkins 



Logan St. James is a smoldering, sexy beast. Sure, he can be a little broody at times—but Ellie Hammond’s willing to overlook that. Because, have you seen him??

Sexy. As. Hell.

And Ellie’s perky enough for both of them.

For years, she’s had a crush on the intense, protective royal security guard—but she doesn’t think he ever saw her, not really.

To Logan, Ellie was just part of the job—a relative of the royal family he’d sworn to protect. Now, at 22 years old and fresh out of college, she’s determined to put aside her X-rated dreams of pat-downs and pillow talk, and find a real life happily ever after.

The Queen of Wessco encourages Ellie to follow in her sister’s footsteps and settle down with a prince of her own. Or a duke, a marquis…a viscount would also do nicely.

But in the pursuit of a fairy tale ending, Ellie learns that the sweetest crushes can be the hardest to let go.

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Logan St. James grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, in a family on the wrong side of the law. But these days, he covers his tattoos and scars with a respectable suit. He’s handsome, loyal, brave, skilled with his hands and…other body parts.

Any woman would be proud to bring him home to her family.

But there’s only one woman he wants.

For years he’s watched over her, protected her, held her hair back when she was sick, taught her how to throw a punch, and spot a liar.

He dreams of her. Would lay down his life for her.

But beautiful Ellie Hammond’s off-limits.

Everybody knows the bodyguard rules: Never lose focus, never let them out of your sight, and never, ever fall in love.








Enticing Journey Book Promotions Release Blitz for MISBEHAVED by Charleigh Rose!


Title: Misbehaved
Author: Charleigh Rose
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2017







Remington Stringer has never been like most girls. She’s outspoken, brazen and wants nothing more than to escape the Nevadan hell hole that she calls home. 

On the brink of eighteen, with a deceased mother and a well-meaning, yet absent father, she is forced to fend for herself. The only person she’s ever had to depend on is her borderline obsessive stepbrother, Ryan. But, what used to be her anchor is quickly becoming a loose cannon. 

When Remi gets the opportunity to attend the best private school in the state during her senior year of high school, she jumps at the chance. Then she meets Mr. James. Ornery, aloof, and totally irresistible. 

Most girls would swoon in secrecy. 

Most girls would doodle his name with hearts in their notebook.

But Remi Stringer has never been like most girls.








Final Score - 5 Mr. James-sinning Stars!

Never have the following words been more true - "Sometimes secrets ruin lives. But sometimes they save them."

That was deep - especially when you consider the source, an 18 yr old student telling her teacher why their love affair should not be kept in the dark. I hard core LOVE Remington, aka Remi. Not only is she bright, but despite the negativity in her life, she's working towards not being a statistic. She wants more out of life, and frankly speaking, the girl deserves it!

Pierce James has secrets that he keeps close to the vest. A teacher at Remi's school, he's hiding behind his no nonsense exterior, but there is so much more to him than that.. He is excellent at his job, but there's something about Remi that calls to him. This attraction wasn't anticipated and could cost him everything. 


I don't want to spoil anything so I'm going STOP RIGHT HERE. What I will say is this book is so much more than a taboo romance. The side characters had deep/real stories. Remi & Pierce's relationship was angsty, hot, and just everything to be honest. 

This story was full of everyone having secrets, but the hidden message I took away was that everyone has, within themselves, the power to determine you own story and how it plays out - by not letting life's circumstances determine the direct of your life. This was also a story about forgiveness and understanding. It was so juicy, so enthralling, so So SO GOOD! 

Charleigh Rose has successfully transitioned from smutty erotic novellas into emotionally charged smutty new adult stories. And while I adore their unique brand of "smut", this book has new adult written ALL over it and I need MORE. 

Side note - I finished with Mr. James late in the night and I needed a minute (more like overnight) to process ALL that is/was his epicness/greatness. I also needed to fan the hooha for an hour as well😂😭

#sorryNOTsorry








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Release Blitz & Blog Tour for LIFE's TURNED UPSIDE DOWN (The Show Me Series #3) by Anne Stone!

Life’s Turned Upside Down:The Show Me Series #3
Release Day Blitz and Blog Tour


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Synopsis:
Gabriella Alvarez is the youngest of the Alvarez family.  She’s watched her best friend marry her brother and another brother find love.  Deep down, she’s looking for love, but she can’t quite shake the college sweetheart that broke her heart.
Dr. Ashton Holder works for the famous Alvarez practice.  He and Gabriella have always clashed—she continues to see him only has the rough-edged doctor with no bedside manner, but he’s really made strides to put this image behind him.
When Gabriella discovers a secret from Ashton’s past, though, she does her best to help him uncover something that will change his life forever, but a misunderstanding between them rocks him to the core.  When he finally uncovers the secret, he must learn to put his past aside and try and move on with a future willed with hope and dreams.
Life’s Turned Upside Down is the third book in Anne Stone’s Show Me series.
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The Show Me Series:
Life’s Second Chances: The Show Me Series #1


Synopsis:
Angelina Samuels has lost the only job she’s ever held. A last minute interview lands her a new teaching job just days before the school year is about to begin. It turns out to be the best thing that could have happened when she realizes that her best friend from college, Gabriella Alvarez, is also a member of the teaching staff.


Gabriella’s brother, Alejandro, relocates to his hometown after having lived away from family and friends since he left for college to become a renowned transplant surgeon. He’s settling into a new job, reacquainting himself with family and friends, and is learning to deal ever-so-slowly with the personal loss that forever changed his life.


When Angelina’s sister experiences a health crisis, Alejandro is there to support her and her family. And when Angelina herself experiences a personal tragedy, Alejandro is the only one to guide her through it. As love stares down at them, can Angelina help Alejandro take that second chance on love and marriage?
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Life’s Gateway to Happiness: The Show Me Series #2
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Synopsis:
Kelly Samuels is dedicated to her career and has received several promotions in her short tenure at Lattice Works. Kelly’s family is shocked when she returns home unemployed and without an explanation.


Alec Alvarez, a pediatrician from a family full of doctors, is focused solely on his career. He’s declared his bachelor status for life and has no desire for love, marriage, or babies. When Alec finds Kelly stuck on the side of a snowy road, neither of them are prepared for the feelings they begin to have for one another.


As Kelly and Alec grow closer, he wants to know why the once happy-go-lucky Kelly is hesitant to his touch, while Kelly just wants to find purpose to her life again. After Kelly tells two conflicting stories as to why she lost her job, Alec steps in to discover what truly happened. Can Kelly come to terms with what happened to her and move on with her life? And can Alec love enough to give-up his bachelorhood status for good?


Life’s Gateway to Happiness is the second book in Anne Stone’s The Show Me series.


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About The Author:
Anne Stone was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri but now lives in the cold state of Wisconsin with her faithful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. She writes heartfelt sweet contemporary romance and is the author of the Show Me and Williams & Company series.  She loves to tell a story and that’s what you’ll definitely get in an Anne Stone novel.  
Anne’s degree is in education but she has worked in the corporate sector managing a large number of staff.  Now, she works from home where part of her day is still spent in the corporate world and the other part is dreaming of her heroes and heroines.
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Friday, April 28, 2017

Review: The Seduction of Viscount Vice

The Seduction of Viscount Vice The Seduction of Viscount Vice by Nicola Davidson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Final Score - 4 Stars!

I was eagerly anticipating the release of this book ... as I needed to learn more about Lord Iain 'Vice' Vissen. He's a proud Scot and Fallen co-owner, but he’s also dedicated to performing in and producing the pleasure club's hedonistic shows. He also has a keen eye for the details.

The story starts off slow, as a production has ended but one detail is not being fulfilled, to Vice's displeasure. As he's trying to right this wrong, he spies someone who isn't supposed to be there.
Then he apprehends a rogue footman only to discover the spy is Lady Mairi MacNair, the woman who ten years ago broke his heart.

Mairi has returned to London to help open Worldly, a superior pleasure club to Fallen, and finally realize her dream of being the seductive leading lady despite having been born an earl's daughter. Then she discovers her main rival is Iain (Vice), the boy now a man who she loved beyond reason and was forced to abandon years ago. However, Mairi is soon caught in a web of lies, secrets pertaining to her position as seamstress to Worldly and the raw, scorching passion that time hasn't dimmed with Vice.

This book was well paced but I had a bit trouble reading it in one sitting as I normally do. I felt as if something was missing. I also would have liked it to be longer than just 6 chapters and an epilogue.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

InkSlinger PR Hosted Excerpt Reveal for ANOTHER POSTCARD by Elle Christensen!

Today we are excited to share an exclusive excerpt from the upcoming ANOTHER POSTCARD by Elle Christensen. Find out more about this rockstar romance and pre-order your copy today!




About the book:

Brooklyn Hawk is an enigma. Highly sought after for her incredible voice, her talent shines bright in the studio. But a dark past and a secret she holds close to her heart keep her from permanently stepping into the limelight.

Until her favorite band offers her the chance to chase her dreams.

As the lead singer for rock sensation Stone Butterfly, Levi Matthews is wary of bringing in new talent. But he has heard just how amazing Brooklyn is and when the need for another singer arises, he’s confident that she is the perfect addition.

However, he doesn’t count on laying his heart at her feet.

But the world of music can be as dangerous as it is thrilling. Joining Stone Butterfly on tour was hard enough for Brooklyn, but when she finally succumbs to Levi’s charms, the rock ‘n’ roll life turns deadly.

Will Levi and Brooklyn keep their voices and their hearts entwined? Or will the music prove too hard to survive?


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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT

Brooklynn

“There’s a song on the record called ‘Sanity,’ and I co-wrote it with this fucking gorgeous woman right here. It will debut on the radio in just a couple of weeks.” A stage tech ran out, and while Levi continued to tease the fans, they attached a wireless mic to my cheek. “So! Have you guessed what your surprise is?” he shouted. “You guys get to be the first to hear it!” Their response is epic and they went crazier still when Matteo started beating a low, steady rhythm on his floor tom. Then he transitioned into the fast and heavy, hard rock beat. Simon and Levi joined him, and a couple of bars later, I opened my mouth and sang the most important notes I’d ever sung in my life.

As I sang the first verse, the world began to melt away completely, leaving only Levi and me. When he began to sing his lyrics, our lines clashing and emoting the first stage of crazy, our eyes were already locked. We reached the first chorus and Sasha added her haunting violin. The cacophony of sounds built up the tension inside me. In the safety of the stage and a huge audience, I finally let loose all the caged passion I’d kept locked up tight.

We were approaching the section with the instrumental solos, and Levi’s voice dropped so low that the arena fell silent, the audience mesmerized by him. As he crooned the lyrics about love and a broken mind, he faced me and when he reached the break, he faded out completely. The audience reacted to Matteo, Simon, and Sasha with the same exuberance as they had when Levi and I had been singing. Sasha finished her solo, transitioning into the most intense part of the song. I didn’t even think, too wrapped up in the music. My mouth opened, and I let every repressed emotion I had for Levi pour from my soul. The cello’s rich strains crescendoed, and Levi I circled each other on the stage. I stared into those aqua eyes, captivated by the dark swirl of need that he wasn’t even attempting to hide. Each time we sang together, our voices melded, creating a sound that had shivers coursing through my body. We hit the pinnacle of the song and then the last notes were solemn, the lyrics about giving in to the insanity of love and drowning in the crazy. Levi wandered over to me and his hand came up to cup my cheek. I was overwhelmed by the thick atmosphere, so full of lust and emotion, as though our voices were engaged in dirty, sweaty sex.

The other instruments faded out, and all that was left was the smooth, dark melody coming from Sasha’s cello. She pulled the bow slowly on the last note, and it hung in the air, the only sound in the otherwise complete silence in the arena. The lights descended until it was almost completely dark. I was still glued to Levi’s intense stare until I could no longer see him, but I could feel him. The connection was severed when the world around us erupted. The lights went back up and he put on his most charming smile before turning to the audience and throwing his hands into the air. “She’s amazing, right?” he shouted, receiving an even louder roar of applause in response.




About the Author:

I’m a love of all things books, a hopeless romantic, and have always had a passion for writing. Between being a sappy romantic, my love of an HEA, my crazy imagination, and ok, let’s be real, my dirty mind, I fell easily into writing romance.

I’m a huge baseball fan and yet, a complete girly, girl. I’m an obsessive reader and have a slight (hahaha! Slight? Yeah, right) addiction to signed books.

I’m married to my very own book boyfriend, an alpha male with a sexy, sweet side. He is the best inspiration, my biggest supporter, and the love of my life. He is also incredibly patient and understanding about the fact that he has to fight the voices in my head for attention.

I hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoyed writing them!



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Ardent Prose Release Day Blitz for DROPOUT by Jamie Schlosser!























JIMMY

Over the past year, I’ve been called a lot of things. Slacker. Troublemaker. Party animal.
I thought I was on top of the world. Turns out, I was pretty close to rock bottom.
Now I have a new title: college dropout.
Talk about a reality check.
But I’ve got a chance to redeem myself. One summer to turn things around. Two months to prove I’m not a complete f*ck-up.
It’s time to change.
I want to get back to being one of the good guys.

MACKENNA


I have everything I need to live out my dream of being a reclusive songwriter—my guitar, my notebook, and blissful silence.
At least, I did until Jimmy moved in next door.
With tattoos, piercings, and mischievous green eyes, he’s got bad news written all over him. And last time I got with a bad boy, it ended horribly.
Jimmy makes me feel things I shouldn’t feel. Want things I shouldn’t want. He’s a hazard to my carefully laid plans.
But he’s only here for two months.
I can resist him...right?


*Although DROPOUT is part of a series, it can be enjoyed as a standalone.








Jimmy Buffet’s ‘Cheeseburger in Paradise’ blared through the house, and I followed the music to the kitchen. I wasn’t sure what I would find, but as long as it wasn’t my neighbor making out with her neighbor I was good.

Turning the corner, I stopped dead in my tracks at the sight in front of me.


It wasn’t Beverly. Or Ernie.


And I most definitely wasn’t good.


A guy wearing nothing but camo-print underwear and a peach-colored apron stood in front of the stove. He was facing away from me, and I caught sight of a large tattoo—angel wings—across the expanse of his muscular back.


Surprised, I let out a high-pitched squeak. The sound got the stranger’s attention and he started to pivot in my direction.


My eyes fell to his sculpted ass, the muscles flexing as he shifted his weight from one foot to the other. He wore briefs. Not boxers or boxer-briefs—actual tighties. No guy should look good in those, but damn, he did.


His black hair was shorter on the sides and longer on top. Some of the inky strands fell over his forehead, falling to just above his bright green eyes.


His lips were parted in surprise, and something flipped in my stomach at the sight of his mouth. The bottom lip was twice the size of the top. Plump. Pouty.


Dark tattoos painted his chest and he had colorful flowers down the length of his left arm.

And…


Is that a nipple piercing?


Because of the apron, I couldn’t see his abs, but my guess was that he had a solid six-pack under there.


I opened my mouth to say something—anything.


I wanted to ask him what he was doing in Beverly’s house. Or apologize for walking in on him while he was naked.


Instead, my social awkwardness presented itself full-force with the words that tumbled out of my mouth next.


“If you tried to hide in the woods, at least no one would be able to see your ass.”


His emerald eyes widened. “What?”


Figuring he probably didn’t hear me the first time because of the loud music, I raised my voice. “Camouflage underwear. Your butt would totally blend in with the bushes.”


Looking like he was caught between laughing and being outraged, he opened his mouth to respond.


Then all hell broke loose.















Jamie Schlosser grew up on a farm in Illinois surrounded by cornfields. Although she no longer lives in the country, her dream is to return to rural living someday. As a stay-at-home mom, she spends most of her days running back and forth between her two wonderful kids and her laptop. She loves her family, iced coffee, and happily ever afters.


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