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    Tuesday, 25 April 2017

    DEATHLESS (THE VEIN CHRONICLES #2) by Anne Malcom




    Title: Deathless
    Series: The Vein Chronicles #2
    Author: Anne Malcom
    Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
    Release Date: April 25, 2017


    Blurb

    My life was never black and white.

    Heck, it wasn’t even black, white and gray.

    Lines were not drawn between good and evil, and if they were, I would have jumped those suckers for fun.

    But now it was simpler. It wasn’t black and white. Or gray. It was only one thing.

    Blood.

    A crimson-tinted world. That was all I needed.

    All I wanted.

    Him.

    Despite the war raging around us, or the secrets between us, there was nothing simpler than blood.

    It didn’t matter that it would be fatal.

    After all, it’s the things we’re not undead without that will kill us in the end.


    THIS IS EFFORTLESS by Kennedy Fox



    Title: Checkmate: This is Effortless

    Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Drew & Courtney, #2)

    Author: Kennedy Fox

    Genre: Contemporary Romance

    Trope: Friends to Lovers

    Photographer & Designer: Sara Eirew

    Release Date: April 25, 2017


    Introducing book 2 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox! This friends to lovers romance will have you swooning and laughing from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the game?

    OUT OF THE ASHES by RC Boldt



    Cover Design: Wicked by Design
    Release Date: May 9, 2017

    Synopsis


    Phoenix /fēniks/: (in classical mythology) a unique bird inhabiting the Arabian Desert that burned itself on a funeral pyre before rising from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle.

    This isn’t mythology, it’s war, and Hendy is left in the hands of Hell’s cruelest gatekeepers.

    His team is killed before his very eyes, and despite his efforts to save them, he’s captured and subjected to merciless torture—losing virtually every piece of his identity but his pulse.

    After his rescue, he returns home from Afghanistan, saddled with facing the daunting task of healing his physical scars as well as the invisible ones—his emotional demons.

    ARRANGED: A MASTERS AND MERCENARIES NOVELLA by Lexi Blake

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    Kash Kamdar is the king of a peaceful but powerful island nation. As Loa Mali’s sovereign, he is always in control, the final authority. Until his mother uses an ancient law to force her son into marriage. His prospective queen is a buttoned-up intellectual, nothing like Kash’s usual party girl. Still, from the moment of their forced engagement, he can’t stop thinking about her.

    Dayita Samar comes from one of Loa Mali’s most respected families. The Oxford-educated scientist has dedicated her life to her country’s future. But under her staid and calm exterior, Day hides a few sexy secrets of her own. She is willing to marry her king, but also agrees that they can circumvent the law. Just because they’re married doesn’t mean they have to change their lives. It certainly doesn’t mean they have to fall in love.

    After one wild weekend in Dallas, Kash discovers his bride-to-be is more than she seems. Engulfed in a changing world, Kash finds exciting new possibilities for himself. Could Day help him find respite from the crushing responsibility he’s carried all his life? This fairy tale could have a happy ending, if only they can escape Kash’s past…

    CAUGHT LOOKING by Jody Holford


    Sometimes loving enough means letting go…


    CAUGHT LOOKING
    Jody Holford
    Releasing April 25, 2017


    Sometimes loving enough means letting go…

    Major league baseball player, Ryan Walker, takes a mandatory leave of absence to escape the paparazzi and the false drug charges against him. All he wants is a little peace of mind out in the middle of nowhere.

    Eager to rid herself of the empty socialite life, Frankie Vaughn moves to a rundown home in Minnesota that she inherited from her aunt. But Frankie is shocked at what she discovers inside: three young boys. When Ryan discovers that Frankie, his new neighbor, has taken on the three homeless kids as her own, he has a new hope for humanity.

    HER RELENTLESS SEAL by Caitlyn O'Leary

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    ON THE RUN FOR HER LIFE 

     Small-town girl Evie Avery’s dream vacation has become her worst nightmare. Now she's on the run in a foreign country, and has no idea why.

    NO ROOM FOR ERROR

    Navy SEAL, Aiden O’Malley, had his reasons for turning his back on Evie all those months ago, but he hasn’t been able to get her out of his mind. She changed him, for better or worse. When he finds out she's missing, long-pent-up feelings come roaring to life, and he will stop at nothing to bring her home.

    A LOVE WORTH FIGHTING FOR

    Review: Deathless

    Deathless Deathless by Anne Malcom
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    Phenomenal! It’s one word but I think it sums up how truly amazing this book was perfectly. Similar to the awesomeness that was FATAL HARMONY, Anne Malcom gave us more bang for our buck. Incredible characters (Isla and Thorne were still badass), interesting side characters you can’t help but want to know more about (who doesn’t love Duncan, Scott and Sophie?), surprising (and not so surprising) plot twists, and a whole lot more.

    The author has such a compelling way of writing that pulls you into the story. It’s like watching a live-action film that you never want to end. Although Isla drove me up the wall (I wasn’t shocked by this), I couldn’t wait to see what she would say or do next. Or what would happen to her because it seemed like home girl couldn’t catch a break.
    ”I’ll not make any promises, mostly since I never make promises because I don’t like present Isla making future Isla’s decisions for her. I find it rude.”

    Honestly I don’t know what else to tell you without revealing too much. If you love a story that has well-developed characters, descriptive world building, an intricately detailed plot, full of vamps, slayers, demons, witches and wolves, then start THE VEIN CHRONICLES series. It’s all that and so much more.
    ”If evil is your heart, your soul, then I’m evil too, baby. And no fuckin’ way is it wretched. Even if it is, your wretched heart is mine forever. And my wretched heart is yours.”

    My review of Fatal Harmony.

    Release Date: April 25, 2017
    Genre: Paranormal Romance
    POV: Heroine - 1st person
    Steam: 2 out of 5
    Book Type: Book 2 of The Vein Chronicles series


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    Monday, 24 April 2017

    Review: Checkmate: This is Effortless - Drew & Courtney #2

    Checkmate: This is Effortless - Drew & Courtney #2 Checkmate: This is Effortless - Drew & Courtney #2 by Kennedy Fox
    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    This story picked up right where the last one ended. If you don’t know where that is then I suggest you pick up Checkmate: This is Reckless - Drew & Courtney #1 to find out. I’m trying really hard to avoid spoilers here!

    It started off strong. Amid tons of drama and some OTT moments, Drew and Courtney remained solid and united. I couldn’t have asked for more than that. I loved seeing their unity despite the chaos that surrounded them. However, towards the middle and getting to the end, I felt a lull in momentum. To be quite frank, it got a tad boring. I started to dislike Courtney and it all felt a bit like filler. I hate filler. The heroine started to act like a ditz and I was left unimpressed.

    When the story finally picked up steam, it gave me a sense of euphoria because I felt lost. Drew was the only reason I kept on reading. He was beyond amazing! The climax was a little anticlimactic but at least I finally got to sing the Munchkins song from The Wizard of Oz.

    Release Date: April 25, 2017
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    POV: Dual - 1st person
    Steam:4 out of 5
    Book Type: Book 2 of Drew & Courtney and Book 4 of the Checkmate series


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    Review: Falling for the Billionaire Wolf and His Baby

    Falling for the Billionaire Wolf and His Baby Falling for the Billionaire Wolf and His Baby by Sasha Summers
    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    3.5 "I Protect Mine" stars!!

    Blurb:
    When Jessa Talbot’s boss offered her a promotion, she agreed—no questions asked. Her family needed the money, but fighting the attraction she feels for her brooding employer is tough. Worse, she instantly bonds with his infant son she’s caring for. But this is a temporary solution and she can’t get attached to either of them.

    Finnegan Dean is cursed. He’s a nicely dressed monster, the wolf inside always looking for a way out. But there are two things he and his wolf agree on. They must protect baby Oscar and Jessa—his mate. While the wolf hungers to seal their bond, Finn fights the instinct. After all, if he really cares for her, he’d never doom her to the life he lives.


    I enjoyed the premise of this story. For some reason, Finn's constant struggle with his wolf really humanized him. Not to mention the feelings and vulnerabilities unleashed by the presence of Jessa and baby Oscar.

    Oscar's presence raised the stakes in a war between Finn's pack and the Others and he refused to allow his son or his mate to be casualties. I found the whole idea of how Finn became a wolf intriguing. It was a cool blend of urban myth, culture, and artistic license. I found the writing that let up to and flowed from this incident to be quite colorful and entertaining.

    My only real issue with this story was its conclusion. It felt unfinished and I haven't located any leads as to a follow-up story. If there is, I'd be interested in finding out what happens next.

    Release Date: April 24, 2017
    Genre: PNR - wolf shifters
    POV: Dual - 3rd person
    Steam: 3 out of 5
    Book Type: Standalone???


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    Blog Tour: THIS ISN'T FAIR, BABY by K. Webster

    This Isn’t Fair, Baby

    War & Peace Series #6
    by K. Webster
    Publication Date: April 18, 2017
    Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance



    ***This is the sixth book in the series. First five books must be read in order to fully understand this story line.***

    The king in my world fell and a new one slid into place.
    He wasn’t just.
    He wasn’t FAIR.
    He was cruel and hateful and twisted.

    But I had this black king figured out.
    Or so I thought.

    The game became complicated because my black king had some new moves and one of those involved my heart. Hope trickled in for the briefest of moments.

    That is, until my black king and my heart sided against me. Those two didn’t play FAIR. They used me as their pawn in a bigger game—a game I didn’t know how to play.

    WICKED REVENGE by Zoey Derrick

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    Title: Wicked Revenge
    Author: Zoey Derrick
    Genre: MC Romance
    Release Date: April 24
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    Synopsis
    He was my protector when the world failed me.
    He hid me away to keep me safe.
    Protected me from those who would destroy me after they destroyed my family.
    He wasn’t innocent, he was going to be the president of the Wicked Angels MC.
    I knew he had secrets, we all do.
    But then, he was gone. And I was alone.

    THE NEGOTIATOR by Avery Flynn & LOVE ON TAP by Meg Benjamin


    If you love laugh-out-loud romantic comedies and swoon worthy contemporary romance, Entangled Publishing Select Contemporary has you covered! Enjoy two new amazon releases from Avery Flynn and Meg Benjamin today!
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    About THE NEGOTIATOR

    Wanted: Personal Buffer

    Often snarly, workaholic executive seeks “buffer” from annoying outside distractions AKA people. Free spirits with personal boundary issues, excessive quirks, or general squeamishness need not apply. Salary negotiable. Confidentiality required.

    Workaholic billionaire Sawyer Carlyle may have joked he needed a “buffer” from their marriage-obsessed mom, but he didn’t need a waiting room filled with “candidates” to further distract him. (Thanks, bro.) But when a sexy job applicant shooes his mom and the socialite in tow out of his office, Sawyer sees the genius of the plan. And the woman. In fact, Miss Clover Lee might just get the fastest promotion in history, from buffer to fake fiancé…

    HIS FAMILY OF CONVENIENCE by Amy Ayers & PLAYING THE SPANISH BILLIONAIRE by MK Meredith


    Indulge in brand new romances from Amy Ayers and MK Meredith! Choose your favorite sexy seduction...and fall in love today!
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    About PLAYING THE SPANISH BILLIONAIRE:

    Mateu Espasa, CEO of Barcelona’s most luxurious hotel, knows how to deliver a five-star experience. When he learns the identity of hotel reviewer, London Montgomery, it seems harmless to play as her local tour guide to make sure she enjoys her stay and places his hotel back in the running for the Elite Life and Travel Magazine's hotel of fame. But every moment with London makes Mateu want her just as much as he needs that review.

    SALE: Vein of Love & Body of the Crime by R. Scarlett


    Title: Vein Of Love (The Blackest Gold, #1)
    Author: R. Scarlett
    Genre: Paranormal Romance
    Release Date: August 16, 2016

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    Synopsis
    Three centuries ago, Molly Darling’s ancestors signed a contract in blood—daemon blood—to protect themselves from harm. On the eve she turns nineteen, Molly leaves for her birthday party against her parent’s wishes, sick of their warnings about her “betrothal to a demon.”

    Except that she’s very much betrothed, and he’s very much a demon—one who’s only agreed to the nuptials to steal Molly’s ancient daemon powers. Brash, arrogant, and built like a Greek god, Tensley Knight keeps showing up to save Molly from otherworldly attacks, only to insult her a moment later.

    As Molly learns more about the demon world, she realizes two things: that her family’s safety depends on a successful marriage, while any chance of freedom she’ll ever have calls for Tensley’s demise.

    Sunday, 23 April 2017

    Review: This Isn't Fair, Baby

    This Isn't Fair, Baby This Isn't Fair, Baby by K. Webster
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    5 "V is for Vengeance" stars!!

    I was curious as to how the remaining Rojas would pay for their many sins. I couldn't wait!! I have to admit that I was surprise by the turn of events in this book and couldn't believe how much evil they were getting away with. They were definitely served their balls in such a messed up, twisted, cringe-worthy way, nothing but the best from K. Webster, and yet I felt twinges of sympathy.
    "I don't want to be this person."

    It's so sad because all of these characters have such a deep well of darkness within them, but some have allowed the darkness to eclipse their light. It has blinded and corrupted them so completely as to leave them unrecognizable.

    Ok... on to Daddy Diego, who I was super excited to get to know... This man captured my attention in This is Me, Baby and somehow stole a piece of my heart in this story. Things you should know about Daddy D:
    🍆 He's lethal
    🍆 He's loyal, dedicated, determined, human, kind when necessary, considerate, protective, etc.
    🍆 He is sexy AF!!
    🍆 He's dirty and perverted and I loved him anyway. He loves to brag about his 10-inch eggplant *wink*
    🍆 He is completely devoted to Vienna
    "I'm coming, mi diablita. Just hold on for me, beautiful."


    Although I've never been a fan of Vienna's, I did love her with Diego. I loved their instant connection, instant chemistry, and instant love. I even loved the way the author worked in the element of fate. These two were explosive together and as Diego was the cartel's King, there was no doubt that Vee was the Queen. Whatever she wanted, she go and Diego was with her every step of the way. Diego can have my back any time!

    Release Date: April 18, 2017
    Genre: Dark Romance
    POV: Dual - 1st person
    Steam: 4.5 out of 5
    Book Type: Book 6 of the War & Peace series


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    Review: Untamed

    Untamed Untamed by Callie Harper
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    Why is this the first book I've ever read from Callie Harper??? Where the heck have I been?



    This book gave me all of the tingles. ALL OF THEM!! Not to give you TMI, but...



    Honestly, I cannot believe I haven't read anything from this author and I'm wondering how the heck she skipped my attention. Well you've definitely got my attention now, Mz. Harper!!

    To summarize, Heath was an absolute hottie! A dreamboat in an incredibly sexy package. He was almost reclusive, living in a cabin up in Vermont. No one knew who he really was and it allowed him to live the simple life he's always dreamed of. Violet was the anti-thesis to this simplicity. She was an LA girl, sent to scout out his small town for her network's new reality show. Let the fireworks commence!

    The author gave us two characters who were not only unquestionably hot together, but they were charming, endearing, and easy to root for. From their sizzling instant connection to their fiery chemistry, Heath and Violet gave new meaning to the word "compatible". Don't even get me started on their sex scenes!



    This story wasn't deep or emotional or even angsty, but it has left enough of a lasting impact with me to make it qualified for all five stars. Any book that drives me to purchase ALL of the author's other books is a winner to me!!

    Release Date: April 24, 2017
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    POV: Dual - 1st person
    Steam: 4.5 out of 5
    Book Type: Standalone - Book 3 of the Beg For It series


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    I DO, BABE by Tillie Cole










    WHEN DARKNESS AND LIGHT COMBINE, DESTINED SOULS WILL IGNITE . . .

    Connected since childhood.
    Two souls: one dark and one pure.
    Bracing to take the greatest step of all.

    River ‘Styx’ Nash loves his woman. Ever since he met Mae at the fence of the cult that had kept her captive as a child, he has never loved anyone else. He loves her black hair, her pale skin and of course, her ice-blue ‘wolf eyes’.

    Saturday, 22 April 2017

    HIS CAGED KITTY by Alta Hensley

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    Here kitty, kitty…
    His voice.
    His command.
    I became weak.

    Vegas became my Master the day he saved me and stole me away. I was his pet. His property.
    A caged kitty so I would not run away.

    In a dark and futuristic world, where civilization has to start over, I have no other options. I must submit to a new way of life.

    But when the cage unlocks, would I truly be free of my captor? Or would something far greater keep me contained?

    Blog Tour: DAMNABLE GRACE by Tillie Cole









    EVEN THE BROKEN, THROUGH LOVE, CAN FIND GRACE...

    Secrets never stay hidden.

    The burden of guilt never lifts from the heart.

    Born and raised in The Order of David, Sister Phebe knows nothing but cult life. Head of the Sacred Sisters of New Zion, Phebe was groomed from childhood for one purpose: to seduce. Prized as a harlot, as a New Zion whore, Phebe is taken from the doomed cult by Meister, the notorious leader of the Aryan Brotherhood. Taken as his possession. Taken to be the woman who will obey his every sexual demand. Under his heavy hand, Phebe finds herself in a place much worse than she could ever have imagined... with absolutely no one to help. And no glimpse of hope.