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Blog Tour + $5 GC Giveaway: ALWAYS YOURS by Shelly Jones

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Author: Shelly Jones

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 12, 2014

Katie’s life has been far from easy. She told the one guy she’s always loved she liked him and he took off to Chicago. She was beaten to the point where she could have easily died, she got married, found out she was pregnant, lost her husband, and had a baby. Just when she finally has come to terms with everything, her life starts to unravel and the truths begin to come to light.

When Eric left Green Bay ten years ago, he walked away from the only girl he ever loved. When he catches his fiancée in bed with their next door neighbor, he goes back to Green Bay for his best friend’s wedding and to get away from his life in Chicago, but he’s also hoping he gets the girl.

When Katie and Eric see each other for the first time in ten years, Katie doesn’t know if she wants to run away from him or run to him. All Eric wants to do is make things better and finally have the girl of his dreams, but will the past keep them apart like it has all these years or will the truths of the past finally allow Katie and Eric to be together.

I’m Always Yours..Now and forever.

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“Why me? I didn’t do it!” He shouts in a slurred mess.

I turn and start to laugh, “Yeah in a way you did, if you would have just loved me back then, then I wouldn’t be where I am today. I wouldn’t have these ugly scars from Dean, I wouldn’t be a widow at twenty eight, and I wouldn’t be An Ugly Mess!”

I turned on my heels and walked away from him, just like I did the night of graduation, except this time, I hoped he would have followed me, but instead he sat there on the curb with a shocked looked on his face.

“Wait Katie!” I hear him shout.

I turn around, “What?” I snap.

“I’m sorry!”

I walk back up to him, I squat so I can be eye to eye with him,

“Actions speak louder than words! Stop saying you’re sorry, and start acting like it!”

I stare him straight in the eyes. His eyes are glossed over. Not sure if it because he’s on the verge of crying or if this is how he looks when he’s drunk.

authorI’m Shelly, a single mom from Wisconsin. I have 2 kids who are the love of my life, but they drive me totally crazy as well, but I wouldn’t trade my life.
When I’m not reading or writing, I’m going on new adventures with the kiddos.

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Blog Tour + $10 Amazon GC Giveaway: LA COSA NOSTRA (This Thing Of Ours) by Amie Nichols

la cosa nostra blog tourThis is a standalone book meant for mature readers.

Harper Troy, like most students, was working her way through college barely making it by. She hears about an opening at a well known gentleman’s club, The Guardian, ran by a very well known Chicago Family, the Tarseta’s. Even though the uniform is very revealing and the other waitresses are catty bitches, the money is worth it.
Until she meets the youngest Tarseta, Liam. He’s Chicago’s most eligible bachelor and drop dead gorgeous. She feels an instant attraction. Being a known playboy, Harper fights the attraction and his advances.
Liam has his eyes on Harper the moment he sees her. Being different and not falling for his charms, he is determined to break her down. But Harper refuses to be another notch on his bed post.
Just when Liam is breaking down Harper’s barriers, he learns some shocking news that changes everything. Can he make her see they are meant to be together, or will he lose her forever?

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I had just popped the tab of my Diet Coke when the door opens. Like déjà vu, Liam enters the locker room, except this time I am sitting with my legs crossed and fully clothed.

“I just wanted to make sure you were all right,” Liam says in his ridiculously sexy voice. Jesus, what is with this guy?

“Yes, why wouldn’t I be?” I ask, sounding maybe a little harsher than I had planned.

“My father was very rude. I wanted to apologize for his candor,” he says, all debonair and provocatively. “I think my uncle Matty has a huge crush on you.” He chuckles.

“He’s old enough to be my father,” I say bluntly, with a little disgust.

“Ouch! I won’t tell him you said that.” He winces. “You’re really not interested, though?” he asks and I just shrug.

“Yeah, really.”

“It’s just that most of the girls who work here would be jumping at the chance to land my Uncle.” Liam just exudes sex in everything he says. I want to yell at him, “You have got to be kidding me, stop talking and fuck me already!”

I feel my face turn hot at my thoughts and turn my head away from him.

“Well, Mr. Tarseta, I am not like most girls,” I say, not looking at his black lust filled eyes.

“I am seeing that.”

“What is that supposed to mean?” I shoot back.

“It’s that you flirt just enough with patrons, but not enough that you are advertising something is for sale.” He steps further into the room and sits next to me on the bench. He’s close, close enough I can smell his expensive cologne, and holy fuck does he smell good.

My breath hitches and I let out a gasp as I feel the heat radiating between us. “Mr. Tarseta, I’m not for sale,” I say, taking a drink of my Diet Coke, my mouth suddenly very dry.

“Ms. Troy, everything is for sale for the right price,” he says low, almost in a whisper. I stand, feeling the need to put some distance between us.

“That is your opinion, but I assure you that there is no number large enough that can buy me,” I tell him still avoiding those black eyes.

“So you are saying that nothing can buy you, nothing at all.” He stands, inching his way closer. I feel the electric sparks bouncing off of me.

I swallow hard as the smell of him fills my nostrils, I feel him watching the hollow of my neck.

“I am not a possession to be bought, Mr. Tarseta. Besides, why would you want me anyway, you have tons of girls just itching for you to own them.”

“Well, first off…” He lets out one of his low sexy chuckles, “I don’t ever remember saying I wanted you.” Ouch, now that hurt. I feel about two feet tall. He stands there cool as a cucumber, while I’m a hot mess of nerves and lust.

“I didn’t mean to insinuate that you did…” I stutter, trying desperately to repair this very embarrassing moment. I turn to my locker to look for something, anything to distract me. I find my phone and pretend to read a text, also trying to pretend he is no longer in the room.

“Second, Ms. Troy, if I did want you, I would have you.” He leans down close to my ear, so close I can feel his hot breath. Okay, that’s it, I am not a toy for you to play with.

“Well, I guess it’s a good thing you don’t want me, because I assure you, Mr. Tarseta, you would not have me if you did,” I snap, slamming my locker door. With a huff, I walk around the bench to avoid having to touch Liam as I exit the locker room. What nerve, what an arrogant asshole.

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amie nicholsI live in Iowa with my amazing, supportive husband. He is my rock and my king, and treats me like all woman should be treated. (Like a spoiled Queen)
I have two miniature dachshund’s that are my babies, and they love to keep me company when I am writing away on my next WIP.
I’m about to publish my 6th book, and can hardly believe how my life has changed. I’m called an author, and still can’t believe it. I’ve have met some amazing woman on my journey so far, and have learned so much. (Sometimes the hard way.) I’ve been like a sponge soaking up all the information I can on how the publishing world works. It’s been a rollercoaster ride so far with its ups and its downs.
No matter what, I will never regret anything I’ve done. You can’t succeed if you don’t try, and if you don’t try you won’t succeed. One of my favorite quotes “If the dream is big enough the facts don’t matter”.
Some other info about me, I love my family, friends, wine and anything caffeinated. I also love writing HEA. For the same reason I won’t watch a movie that I know will make me cry, (with the exception of Steel Magnolias) I will never write a book without a HEA. There might be a few twists and turns, a cliffhanger or two. But ultimately my stories will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside. For me, reading is entertainment, a way to escape this crazy insane world. If a book leaves me feeling sad, mad or gut wrenched, it is not for me. There is enough gut-wrenching sadness in this world, I don’t need to read about it too.
I started writing 3 years ago, and have no plans on stopping. So keep your eye on me because with the help of some amazing people and my wonderful fans, this girl is going to be on the New York Times best selling list someday.

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Book Tour + Giveaway: WRECKED by Anne Conley

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BOOK INFORMATION
TITLE – Wrecked
SERIES – Stories of Serendipity
AUTHOR – Anne Conley
GENRE – Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION DATE – June 10th
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 226 pages/71K words
PUBLISHER – Anne Conley
COVER ARTIST – Vanessa Booke

 

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BOOK SYNOPSIS
Welcome to Serendipity, Texas, where the days are hot and the nights are steamy. Meet real people with real problems, as they live life and find love in a small town.

One moment of distraction, and Renae causes Jason to wreck his motorcycle, setting into motion a love affair that could be her undoing.

She has big plans for her empty nest, but one night of passion changes everything. He’s perfect. Too perfect, but her own stupidity entwines their lives together forever. What if she finds out he’s gassy, doesn’t like kittens, has a terminal illness, or…hates babies?

Jason is just visiting his dad in Serendipity, not staying. But his plans change when things with his dad are worse than he thought. Renae is a pleasant distraction, and the more he gets to know her, the more she becomes another reason to stay.

When their lives entwine, they both have choices to make, hurts to get over, and ideals to let go of. Is it possible for them to do it, in order to get their happily ever after? Or will things be wrecked?

 

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She started out watching the movie on the opposite end of the couch, but pretty soon she found herself flush against him, needing to feel human contact. They shared her blanket, but it wasn’t a sexual thing. It was comforting to feel his warmth pressed against her body. To her delight, he jumped when she did, but when she looked at his face to see if he looked scared, he showed very little emotion. Only his eyes held the fear that she knew her entire face was projecting.
At some point, one of his arms crawled around her shoulders and he pulled her close to him. At another point, she reached for his other hand, holding it to her chest and squeezing it when she closed her eyes against the soggy girl in the movie. His warmth and comfort was something she had never experienced, though had often wished for. She tried not to dwell on that thought too much. In Renae’s experience, dwelling on the positive was inevitably a mistake. It always set her up for a let-down.
After it was over, Jason let out a pent up breath. “I forgot how freaky that damn movie was.”
“Not me, I remembered. I won’t be sleeping tonight.” She laughed nervously and unfolded herself from the ball she’d curled up into on the couch, standing and stretching.
Jason stood too. “I guess I should go. As much as I would like to stay… I don’t think you want a repeat performance.”
He sounded hurt, and she wanted to reassure him. He’d been so agreeable all night, and they’d gotten along so well. Renae touched his arm. “It’s not that I don’t want that, Jason, I do. As long as we’re talking about that amazing night we shared.” She watched as he nodded. “But I was really drunk that night, and I want a real relationship with you. Not like a marriage or anything, but I don’t want something based on great sex. Does that make sense?”
He nodded soberly, waited a beat, then his face cracked into that grin that made Renae willing to do anything. “Great, huh?”
She laughed. “Stud-muffin caliber sex.”
He stilled, a perplexed expression on his face. “I don’t know what that means.” She answered with a shrug, secretly amused by his confusion. “But sex in the future is still on the table, right?”
Renae nodded. “Yes, I think so.” It was something she’d considered, repeatedly. Especially at night when she was supposed to be sleeping.
“Good.” He lowered his head to hers and kissed her. It was such a sweet and tender kiss, considering they’d just been talking about how great the sex between them was, that Renae was caught off guard. She’d been preparing for a conquering kiss of triumph, since she’d just agreed they might have sex someday. But this kiss was a consuming kiss, his warm lips softly nibbled on her lips and when she opened, he slowly swept his tongue inside, softly overwhelming her senses, until yet again she was a trembling mass of nerves. He seemed to sense it, and his hand came to her lower back where he supported her. He didn’t pull her closer, or press himself against her, he just held her, kissing her softly. When his other hand reached for her face, she couldn’t stop herself from melting into him.
Her own hands tugged on his hair, adjusting the position of his face so she could deepen the kiss. As much as she loved the tender kiss, Renae wanted more. She whimpered into his mouth as she pulled his hair, and something seemed to snap inside Jason. He hauled her against his body and a primal sound came from the back of his throat. He trailed kisses across her cheek and down her neck, whispering about her smell and the things she did to him.
“No control around you… so fucking perfect… want more.”
She pulled his head back up to her face to keep kissing him and wrapped one arm around his neck while her other hand snaked down his chest. She felt like a volcano had erupted inside her and her veins were filling with molten lava. The only thing to quench it was Jason.

 

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AUTHOR BIO:

Anne has written her entire life and has the boxes of angst-filled journals and poetry to prove it. She’s been writing for public consumption for the last four years. Currently she is writing two romance series. In Stories of Serendipity, she explores real people living real lives in small town Texas in a contemporary romance setting. In The Four Winds, she chronicles God’s four closest archangels, Uriel, Gabriel, Raphael, and Michael, falling in love and becoming human. She lives in rural East Texas with her husband and children in her own private oasis, where she prides herself in her complete lack of social skills, choosing instead to live with the people inside her head.

 

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Book Blitz + $12 GC Giveaway: SINFUL REWARDS 1 by Cynthia Sax

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Sinful Rewards by Cynthia Sax 
(Sinful Rewards #1)
Published by: Avon Impulse
Publication date: July 15th 2014
Genres: Adult, Romance

Synopsis:

Belinda “Bee” Carter is a good girl; at least, that’s what she tells herself. And a good girl deserves a nice guy—just like the gorgeous and moody billionaire Nicolas Rainer. He is everything she wants in a man.

Or so she thinks, until she takes a look through her telescope and sees a naked, tattooed man on the balcony across the courtyard. Hawke is mysterious, the bad boy she knows will bring only heartbreak. He has been watching her, and that makes him all the more enticing.

But when a mysterious and anonymous text message dares her to do something bad, she must decide if she is really the good girl she has always claimed to be, or if she’s willing to risk everything for her secret fantasy of being watched.

Is her mystery man the reclusive billionaire with a wild side or the darkly dangerous bad boy?

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Voices murmur outside the condo’s door, the sound piercing my delightful daydream. I swing the telescope upward, not wanting to be caught using it. The snippets of conversation drift away.

I don’t relax. If the telescope isn’t in the same spot as it was positioned last night, Cyndi will realize I’ve been using it. She’ll tease me about being a fellow pervert, sharing the story, embellished for more dramatic effect, with her stern serious dad or, worse, with Angel, that snobby friend of hers.

I’ll die. It’ll be worse than being the butt of jokes in high school because that ridicule had been about my clothes and this will center around the part of my soul I’ve always kept hidden. It’ll also be the truth and I won’t be able to deny it. I am a pervert.

I have to return the telescope to where it was positioned. This is the only acceptable solution. I tap the metal tube.

Last night, my man­crazy roommate had been giggling over the new guy in three eleven north. The previous occupant had been a gray­haired, bowtie­wearing tax auditor, his luxurious accommodations supplied by Nicolas. The most exciting thing he ever did was drink his tea on the balcony.

According to Cyndi, the new occupant is a delicious piece of man candy, tattooed, buff, and head-to ­toe lickable. He’d been completing arm curls outside and she’d enthusiastically counted his reps, oohing and aahing over his bulging biceps, calling to me to take a look.

I’d resisted that temptation, focusing on making macaroni and cheese for the two of us, the recipe snagged from the diner my mom works in. After we scarfed down dinner with Cyndi licking her plate clean, she left for the club and hasn’t returned.

Three eleven north is the mirror condo to ours. I straighten the telescope. That position looks about right but then, the imitation UGGS I bought in second year college looked about right also. The first time I wore the boots in the rain, the sheepskin fell apart, leaving me barefoot in Economics 201.

Unwilling to risk Cyndi’s friendship on about right, I gaze through the eyepiece. The view consists of rippling golden planes, almost like…

Tanned skin pulled over defined abs.

I blink. It can’t be. I take another look. A perfect pearl of perspiration clings to a puckered scar.

The drop elongates more and more, stretching, snapping. It trickles downward, navigating the swells and valleys of a man’s honed torso.

No. I straighten. This is wrong. I shouldn’t watch our sexy neighbor as he stands on his balcony. If anyone catches me…

I glance behind me. There’s no one here to catch me. Cyndi won’t know I looked. The hunk in three eleven north won’t know I looked. I’m not harming anyone.

I bend over and take another peek.

The sunlight casts interesting shadows across his stomach, accentuating the ridges of muscle, the dip of his navel. I dart my tongue over my suddenly dry lips. His skin is marred with silver scars, some round, some slashes, this proof of hard living, of survival, arousing me, tightening my nipples and moistening my pussy.

I shouldn’t lust after him. He’s the wrong kind of man, the leaving kind, too virile and feral to stay in one place for long. I can tell this from his stance, from his brazen exhibitionism. He wants me to look at him, to care for him. I tilt the telescope downward. His hips are slim. More scars are etched along the bones. Fine brown hair trails from his navel to…

My mouth drops open. He’s completely naked.

AUTHOR BIO:

Cynthia Sax’s stories have been featured in Star Magazine and on Real Time With Bill Maher. She lives in a world where demons aren’t all bad, angels aren’t all good, and magic happens every single day. Although her heroes may not always say, “I love you,” they will do anything for the women they love. They live passionately. They fight fiercely. They love the same women forever.

Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research. He receives a daily briefing on what every character is doing. You can also learn what Cynthia Sax’s characters are doing by visiting her website atwww.CynthiaSax.com or emailing her directly at Cynthia@CynthiaSax.com.

She loves writing fated to mate romances because this is her personal experience with love. She fell in love with my dear wonderful hubby at first sight and 20 years later, they’re still very much in love. This is what she wishes for her characters and  for her readers.

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Blog Tour: CHECKED (Checked #1) by Jennifer Jamelli

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Checked (Checked #1) by Jennifer Jamelli  
Publication date: December 17th 2013
Genres: Comedy, New Adult, Romance

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Synopsis:

Checked is the first book in a new trilogy.

Callie spends countless hours staring at appliances to make sure they are really unplugged. She wastes obscene amounts of timechecking for murderers in various corners of her house and entire sleepless nights performing pointless checking rituals. Then every spare minute is filled with inspecting doorknobs, chairs, floors, etc. for minuscule traces of germs. Oh, and she does all of this as she counts to three over and over again in her head. She does this every day. Without fail. Dr. Blake just doesn’t fit into her schedule. Until he does. Until Callie begins to trust him. Until she starts to need him. And want him. And . . .

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I would like to take a moment to reflect upon the power of the following: Zoloft, variouscleaning products, and a mother’s love for a child.

Last night, my son threw up everywhere – on me, all over the couch, all over a blanket, on the

hallway/living room carpet, on a bathroom mat, etc. The items listed above are what carried

me through this.

To be more specific, here is what got me through this predicament:
• 1⁄2 of a bottle of carpet/fabric cleaner• 3⁄4 of a can of Lysol wipes

• 1 1⁄2 bottles of Febreze

• 1 bottle of carpet refresher

• 1 package of baby wipes

• 2 showers for me

• 2 showers for my son

• Several cups of laundry detergent

• Lots of shower gel/bath soap

• 1 regular daily dose of Zoloft

• Most importantly, 1 happy, healthy smile on my son’s face this morning as he told me that he was feeling better

Now, there have been some casualties.1.) The white blanket I normally have on the couch – it was my favorite … but it had to go.

2.) Two bath poufs

The fate of a bath mat, a stuffed animal, and a few pairs of clothes has not yet been

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“Calista.” That quiet voice pulls me around yet again.I freeze. He’s looking at me. Sorrowful eyes…heavy…inconsolable. A tragedy in I can’t look away. I begin to feel a dull ache in my left side. {Damien Rice fills my head with “The Blower’s Daughter.”}

His eyes hold mine. They are relentless. The sharpening pain in my side weighs me down, cementing my shoes to their place on the floor. My lips part slightly as my body tries to remember to breathe.

In slow motion almost, he releases me, closing his eyes and clenching them shut. The blue eyes that open back up to me are hard, stony.

He swiftly spins his chair to grab the box of tissues on his bookshelf. Without meeting my eyes, he turns back around and holds the box out to me.

“To help you out of here,” he says in an almost inaudible voice. What?

“Th-thank you,” I stammer. I clutch my purse and take six slow steps toward his desk. Three steps at a time. One two three. One two three.

He stares past me, blankly looking at the door. I pull three white tissues from the box he’s holding and turn back to his point of focus. When I get to the silver doorknob, I quickly cover it with the three tissues spread out in my left hand.

And I’m out.

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Jennifer Jamelli has spent most of her life reading and writing; she holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in English, and she is an 8th grade English teacher.

She also directs a musical production each school year. Her most recent show was Beauty and the Beast.

Jennifer lives with her husband and her four-year-old son.

She, like the main character in her debut novel, has a rather hopeless case of OCD.

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Blog Tour + Giveaway: UNDER CONTRACT by Jacquelyn Ayres

Book: Under Contract
Author: Jacquelyn Ayres
Genre: Erotic Romance/Erotic Humor

Charlotte McKendrick is your typical thirty-something stay-at-home mom. She has three beautiful children, a loving family, special friends, and the most wonderful, adoring husband. Her life is a dream.

Er . . . let’s try this again.

Charlotte McKendrick is not your typical thirty-something stay-at-home mom. Yes, she’s got three beautiful children, a loving family (all of them lingerers—you’ll see), and her friends are special, all right! As far as her wonderful, adoring husband, what a joke! That bastard abandoned her and the kids six months ago.

Now, she will do anything she can to survive and provide for her children. Even if it means signing on the dotted line . . .

Mitch Colton is the CEO of Colton Technologies. Most of his year is spent traveling around the world, bringing companies the latest innovations in automobile technology. He doesn’t have time for a traditional relationship and the BS that comes with it. He doesn’t do the “marriage” thing, the “kid” thing, and he certainly doesn’t do the “falling in love” thing. All that said, he still wants someone to come home to. Someone who will offer everything he wants, and nothing he doesn’t. He realizes loyalty paired with these kinds of demands won’t come cheap. No problem. What he doesn’t realize is that once Charlotte McKendrick signs that dotted line, he’ll be paying with a lot more than money.




I am a domestic engineer (born and raised in NJ) whose sole responsibility is to guide three young, impressionable kids into becoming phenomenal adults. This challenging yet rewarding work requires a lot of love (coffee), patience (wine), and determination (periodic exorcisms). I work this magic from the beautiful state of New Hampshire.

Before becoming a domestic goddess (not really), I spent over a decade in the medical field, where I wore more hats than the Queen.

I have loved the written word and the great escape it provides since I was a little girl. When I wasn’t reading about people and the places they lived, I was creating my own characters and adventures. 

Finding myself again through my writing in The Lost & Found Series, The One, and The GEG Series has been nothing short of a dream come true. Also, it makes people feel better when I laugh randomly or talk to myself, knowing it’s my characters and not “the voices” . . . that would be creepy. 

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Cover Reveal: TEMPTED ANTHOLOGY ~ 11 Bestselling Authors

Title:
Tempted Anthology
Release Date:  12 August, 2014
Cover Design:  Robin Harper of Wicked
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Eleven amazing authors have come together to bring you
this anthology of ten full length novels and one bonus novella and all proceeds
will go to March of Dimes, which funds lifesaving research and programs and
works to end premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.
 

Tempted
Be Brave – Be Real – Be Tempted
  
Christa Cervone – On the Ropes
R.D. Cole – Learning to Live
W. Ferraro – Three of Spades
Sarah Goodman – Life’s Perfect Plan
Heather Gunter – Changing Tunes
J.M. La Rocca – Lifeless
Isabel Lucero – Living in Sin
Alice Montalvo-Tribue – Desperation of Love
Megan Noelle – Fool For You
Mary A Wasowski – A Changed Life
Whitney G – My Last Resolution (bonus novella)




 

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On the Ropes –
Christa Cervone
***Author’s note*** This book is not
recommended for readers under the age of eighteen, due to strong sexual
content, language, child abuse, and drug reference. Also, this is the first
book in a series.
A murderer’s child…A foster child…A troubled
teen…Gabriel ‘The Saint’ Vega has never had an easy life. Being shuffled from
one foster home to another after his father murdered his mother, he found
himself in and out of trouble with the law. Never giving a damn about himself,
let alone anyone else, his life was spiraling out of control; fast. Until one
man and one sport changed everything.
Frankie Carbone taught Saint how to handle his
anger and rejection; by fighting it out in the ring. On his way to stardom,
Saint finds himself pushed into the spotlight and into the arms of more women
than he can ever imagine; he’s completely content with one night stands and
random sex.
Then Salem Harris comes walking into his life
and changes his game plan. Saint finds himself wanting Salem in all the ways
that scare him. She is off limits; taken. But that doesn’t stop Saint from
going after what he wants, and he wants her.
Frankie showed Saint a new way of life with
Boxing, but will Salem give him the one thing he’s never known – love? Will
Saint find himself fighting for the one thing he thinks he doesn’t deserve or
will Salem end up breaking his heart? Gabriel ‘The Saint’ Vega has had to fight
for every good thing he’s gotten in his life.
** Head over to Christa’s blog for a preview of Chapter 1 from On the Ropes **
Learning to Live
– R.D. Cole
Being alive and living are not always the same.
Trudy Love is used to being on her own and has
rarely been shown affection. Between growing up in foster care and her abusive
boyfriend she has no idea what life can be. At 19 she goes through something no
one should ever experience and is left alone once again. Six months later she
moves to Mobile, Alabama where she meets someone whose eyes bring back memories
of the one person she misses everyday. Too late she finds herself caught in a
storm of emotions that are unwanted, but she’s determined to fight them off.
Jaxon Coleman has a good life, and for him to
attend one of the finest Med schools in the country and follow in his dad’s
foot steps is a dream come true. However, dreams can change in life and when he
meets Trudy he knows his will never be the same. Jax knows she has secrets she
is unwilling to share, but he’s never given up on something he wants and he
wants Tru.
Can Trudy stop resisting her feelings and
welcome the chance to live a different life than she pictured or will her
defiance and haunted past eventually take her out of Jax’s reach?
After tragedy living is not easy, but with the
right person it can be learned.
Three of Spades
– W. Ferraro
Dylan Cross is the type of man that enjoys
everything female, and enjoy it he does, but always on his terms. However, his
terms are pushed to their limit when Natalie Parker proposes an offer; teach
her and her delectable little body, all about sex and desire.
There is one catch. He has to play the part of
Natalie’s madly in love boyfriend for her dying mother. Dylan signs on, and
finds that separating the two is harder than he thought. Natalie’s days of
shyness and lack of confidence come to a quick close as she learns what her
body craves and demands in the bedroom.
Soon, Dylan becomes the student as Natalie
teaches him things he didn’t even know he wanted. Will Hamden’s notorious
playboy, bachelor be able to keep calling the shots, or will he find that, he,
himself, is just another player at the card game of life, as we all are?
Life’s Perfect
Plan – Sarah Goodman
Married to her college sweetheart, Elizabeth
Thomas has the perfect life, and just about everything is going according to
her Life Plan. A senior lawyer at her firm at thirty, living in her dream home,
the only thing left to check off the Life Plan list is a baby.
Struggling with infertility, and after several
unsuccessful attempts to conceive, Beth’s husband, Grant, just wants life to be
normal again. Together, they decide to give it one more try and Beth is sure
this time it’s going to work. She’s finally going to have her perfect Life
Plan.
But when tragedy strikes, and a new plan is
needed, will Beth be able to cope with all the changes the new plan throws at
her? Will she be able to overcome her loss and heartache to discover the new
plan is really Life’s Perfect Plan?
Heather Gunter – Changing Tunes
Ashley Davis is over her high school ‘bitch’
label and has decided to reinvent herself. College offers a new beginning, a
chance to be different. After being assaulted, she’s realized that she needs to
change and college is just the place to do it. Nobody knows the Ashley she used
to be and she’d like to keep it that way.
Afraid of falling into the same patterns she
decides that having no friends, no life and focusing on school is the way to
go, but she didn’t bank on someone like Mac as her roommate or the tall, dark
and completely geek hot in his glasses, Zeke Whitman.
Ezekiel (Zeke) Whitman is driven and focused
when it comes to school. When he’s forced to partner with a tall, leggy blonde
with a slight attitude, he’s thrown for a loop. With so much at stake, Zeke
can’t afford distractions and Ashley is certainly that. From their first encounter
Zeke sees more than just another gorgeous girl.
As Ashley grapples with leaving the ‘old’ her
behind, she realizes that sometimes changing tunes isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Sometimes you have to keep a little of the person that you were, in order to
become the person that you want to be.
J.M. La Rocca – Lifeless
After graduating from the University of South
Alabama, Scarlett Moore discovers her boyfriend of five months is actually
married with a child on the way. Feeling used and heartbroken, she decides it’s
time to take her best friend Jules’ advice to move to Atlanta and live with
her. There, Jules helps her get a job at Entertainment Atlanta, where she works
as an entertainment insurance agent. It’s not Scarlett’s dream job, but it’s
better than not having a job at all, and who would mind working with famous
people, right?
Then she gets assigned to EA’s newest client,
Kade Evans, rock star turned actor. Not only is he a drug addict, he’s also
known for never dating the same girl twice. He’s tall, dark, and handsome, has
an amazing voice, and good acting skills, but he’s also arrogant and intense.
At their first meeting, the chemistry between
them is undeniable.
The love that comes later is unexpected.
But Kade’s life is full of secrets. His past
has now intruded on his present and when Scarlett finds out what his secrets
are, the real deception begins.
Isabel Lucero – Living in Sin
**This story contains graphic sexual content
and strong language. Intended for mature audiences only.**
Jace Jamison is every woman’s fantasy. He’s a
mysterious businessman willing to sweep you off your feet, a tattooed bad boy
from the wrong side of the tracks, and a sexy friend you want to take that next
step with. Jace is everything and anything you want him to be. He’s a highly
paid escort.
But nobody knows who Jace really is; the man
whose dad abandoned him, whose brother was killed, and who had to take care of
his mom at a young age. At the age of nineteen, he was living in Sin City,
ready for a life away from stress and struggle.
Adrienne has been having a sexual drought since
she broke up with her boyfriend. Even then she wasn’t getting fully satisfied.
Being an event planner, she’s constantly working at numerous events. Several
times she’s seen a man she can only refer to as the God-like creature at her
work functions. He’s devastatingly handsome, tall, and has beautiful eyes, but
he’s always with a different woman. The last thing she needs is another player
in her life.
After a few chance encounters with Jace, her
best friend convinces her to just get some good sex out of him and not worry
about who she’s seen him with. But what happens when she finds out that he
isn’t dating these women because he wants to, but because he’s paid to?
Keeping his job a secret from Adrienne seems
easy at first, but when she begins meeting people he knows in his escort life,
and they begin getting closer, he knows he has to tell her before someone else
does.
When their worlds entwine, and confessions are
made, will they be able to work through it? Will she be able to push aside his
sins and focus on the good in him? Will Jace get what he’s never had? A woman
who wants him despite what he’s done. Or will living in sin cost him what he
never knew he wanted?
*An erotic, contemporary romance* – *Book one in a series, but can be read as
a standalone.*
Alice Montalvo-Tribue – Desperation of Love
To the outside world, Jordan Burke appears to
have the perfect life. A fulfilling career, family and great friends, but looks
can be deceiving. Events from her childhood, and a painful secret, keep Jordan
isolated and unwilling to commit to any man. For her, every relationship comes
with its own expiration date.
Alex Garza has lived in the shadow of his
brother’s fame for most of his life. He’s an outcast in his own family and
never able to put his own needs first. When his brother gives up his career to
settle down, Alex is forced to reevaluate his life plans too. Over the past
year, his friendship with Jordan has developed into a source of comfort. Now
that he has the time to devote to a relationship, can he convince her to take a
chance on love or will their painful pasts and a tragic event destroy their
future?
Megan Noelle – Fool For You
Seven years ago Danielle Hamilton left her home
in Serenity Cove leaving behind a drug addicted mother, work-obsessed
Grandmother and the first boy she has ever loved. Danielle promised herself she
would never return, but now – she has no choice. The family Inn her
Grandparents put their lives into is going under and Danielle is the last hope
they have to save it. When she temporarily returns to her home town, she’s even
less prepared than expected to run into her first love, Oliver Garrison.
After their encounter leaves her on edge she
decides what is really needed is a distraction. What she doesn’t expect is the
way she feels when she meets Corey Preston with the bad boy edge, a gentle
heart and smoking body.
Oliver is everything she thought she ever
wanted while Corey is everything she never thought she needed.
Dani promised herself when she left Serenity
Cove at 18 that never again, would this be her home. However, her heart didn’t
get the memo and for the first time in her life, she feels at home.
But will her demons from the past let her have
the love she deserves? Or will she return to her life in New York – once again
leaving her heart behind in the one place she fears to be?
Mary A Wasowski – A Changed Life
Change is never easy.
For seventeen year old Nicolette Vanelle, life
is about to change…
Relocating to California, Nicolette finds
herself starting over. A new high school. New friends. New life.
Attending her first Hollywood event, Nicolette
meets bad boy Michael St. Clair, and unknowingly becomes the object of his
obsession.
Feeling overwhelmed by Michael’s attention, she
escapes the party to go to the beach where she meets Simon Paulson. He takes
her breath away, an inevitable connection leading to romance between the young
couple.
Nicolette and Simon’s happiness is short lived
and their relationship is put to the ultimate test when tragedy befalls
Nicolette.
Can Nicolette find the strength and courage to
emerge from the darkness she fell into? Will Simon’s unconditional love be
enough to bring her back into the light?
Life can change in an instant, leaving you
changed forever.
Whitney G – My Last Resolution (bonus novella)
My boyfriend is an asshole.
A pure, one of a kind,
I-wish-I-was-making-this-up asshole.
Every year, I write “Dump his ass” as
my most important resolution, but I’ve never done it.
Until now.
Well, kind of 
Instead of showing up to our “secret”
engagement party, I’ve shown up to the airport–ready and willing to go
wherever the next flight is bound. Determined to keep and fulfill all of my resolutions,
I’m proud of myself for finally striking out on my own.
Until I never make it to my final destination.
Until the sexy stranger who sat next to me on the plane changes everything.
Until my “last resolution” is fulfilled a lot earlier than I thought…




 



 

Author Bios, Pictures and Social Media Links
Christa Cervone

Born
and raised in New England, Christa is a married mother of three. She began
writing her first book, Broken, in October 2012, as a love story to her
husband, Frank. During the writing process, Christa managed to keep her book a
secret from the majority of her family and friends, including her mother. She
finally revealed that she had written a book on her personal Facebook page just
two weeks before Broken was released.

Broken was released in
February 2013, and within twenty-four hours of its release, it was on Amazon’s
Movers and Shakers list as well as in the Top 20 Erotica. Christa released her
second novel, On the Ropes – Book One in the Down for the Count series, in
February 2014. On the Ropes has also climbed the charts on Amazon, hitting the
Top 10 Sports Fiction and the Top 20 Romance Sports Fiction lists. Book Two,
Going the Distance, is slated to be released in the summer of 2014.
Christa also has
several other novels in the works, with no release dates announced at this
time.
R.D. Cole

R.D.
Cole is a lively person with a determination to make it in life. Once her mind
gets set on an idea she pursues it with passion. As long as she has God and her
family she feels she can conquer everyday. Besides reading and writing she
loves to sing, dance, and go mudding on her Souped-up Can Am. Her hubby is 9
years younger but he seems more mature than her at times and they level one
another out. She has a beautiful daughter named Bethani who is a miracle and a
fighter. She’s the only known living survivor of Matthew Woods Syndrome and
when no one thought she’d live R.D. said “yes she will.” R.D. takes
nothing for granted when it comes to life. “Everything can be ripped from
your fingers before they can grasp it. So if you want something in life, do it.
Go for it.”

That same mindset has
helped R.D. write small pieces of her life mixed in to fictional settings and
characters that will capture your heart.
“Read on. Dream
on. Write on.” -R.D. Cole
W. Ferraro

I
live in New England with my young family. I’m a stay at home mom to two very
active children. For all of you who are familiar with the stress of this job, I
decided to complete an item on my bucket list and write a book. When I’m not
writing, you will find me cooking, reading, shopping or being silly with the
kids.

Sarah Goodman

Sarah
Goodman was born and raised in Central Florida. She grew a love for the beach
and reading. Sarah married her high school sweetheart and was blessed with
three sons. Sarah has taught off and on for 16 years teaching four and five
year olds. The other time she is a stay at home mom to her boys. Life consists
of baseball, music lessons, soccer, and car pooling. When she isn’t too busy or
tired she writes.

 
 






Heather Gunter
Heather
is a devoted mother of three gorgeous boys.  She balances spending as much
time with them as possible with writing, updating her Into the Night Reviews
book blog and her day job.  Her love of animals sees her home in Canton,
GA bursting with numerous dogs and ferrets.
 
Heather
campaigns passionately for anti-bullying initiatives and has a strong
conviction to reduce peoples suffering at the hands of bullies.
A talented
singer, who once dreamed of pursuing a career in that field, she has put that
goal aside in exchange for her writing.  A self proclaimed geek, whatever
spare time she has is spent curled on the couch reading and listening to music.
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J.M. La Rocca
J.M. La Rocca was born
in Chicago, IL. At an early age, her family relocated to lower Alabama where
she began her love for writing. She currently resides in Pensacola, FL with her
husband and twin sons. As a stay at home mom, La Rocca was able to pursue her
love for writing. It was always an unrealized dream to write her own books.
With the love and support from her husband Tony, family, and friends, she set
forth and fulfilled that dream.
Aside from writing she
also loves to read, listen to music, drink wine, indulge on chocolate, chase
her little ones around, and spend time with her family and friends.
 
Isabel Lucero
Isabel Lucero is the
author of The Secrets That We Keep, the Amazon bestseller, Living in Sin, and
Unforgivable Sin. She was born in a small town in New Mexico and was lucky
enough to escape and travel the world thanks to her husband’s career in the Air
Force. She’s been married for ten years to the love of her life and Jr. High School
sweetheart. Her husband is Author W.S. Greer and together they have two of the
best and most beautiful kids in the world.
Isabel’s love for
reading is anything but new, she’s been reading since before she was a
teenager. She started reading books by Mary Higgins Clark and James Patterson
before being catapulted into the indie author world thanks to a little somebody
named E.L. James.
She currently lives
overseas and is working on book three of The Escort Series. Isabel loves
connecting with her readers and fans of books in general. You can find her on
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
 
Alice Montalvo-Tribue
Alice Montalvo-Tribue
lives with her husband and daughter in New Jersey. She has a bachelors degree
in communications and is currently working on her masters degree. She spends
most of her free time reading, writing, and when the weather permits lounging
out on a beach.
 
 
 
 
Megan Noelle
I am Megan Noelle! I
have been writing for many years and currently have two books out that are part
of a series. My For You series were the first novels I published but I had to
stop everything to write Stefan and Grey’s story in, A Broken Forever. I have
been writing since I was old enough to hold a pen and finally pursued my dream
of becoming a novelist.  Writing is my
passion and I am all for following one’s passions! One of my other passions is
being a mom of my adorable daughter Peyton. When I’m not writing I’m a stay at
home mom and a full time student. I’m getting close to finishing my 2-year
degree and I am more than ready for a break.
There are many things I want to do in life, but if I can write, be with
my daughter and my family—I will be happy!
5 *NEW* Random Things You Don’t Know About Me!
  1. I have recently retired my love for Diet Coke and
    focused solely on Diet Pepsi. And yes, I know all about aspartame, and all that
    bad stuff. But, it’s delicious.
  2. I would someday love to write a book that Tim Burton
    wants to make into a movie!
  3. I have an unfailing love for many movies I watched
    growing up (not just Disney) and it is very difficult for me to like anything
    new. Some of my favorites set the bar too high apparently! (When Harry Met
    Sally, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Father of the Bride Part I & II, &
    many more!)
  4. I have a horrible wonderful addiction to book
    covers!
  5. I have more story ideas in my head than I will ever be
    able to write. 

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Mary
A Wasowski
I call New Jersey my
home where I live and share my life with my husband Henry, and our three sons.
Every day is a busy one around the Wasowski home. We are all running in many
directions, but at the end of the day we come together as one.
To write my first book
was an accomplishment I never thought would be realized.  Dreaming of it and actually doing it are two
very different things.
Writing has changed my
entire life. It brings happiness and fulfilment to areas in my life that I
didn’t even know were missing. It’s also one of the hardest jobs that I have
ever done. It takes me away from my family, friends, and the little day to day
tasks that once upon a time seemed normal. Now I have a writing cave. What the
heck is that? Well it’s my second home where I write my heart out and hopefully
produce something that will make many people smile.
Chasing the
dream…one book at a time!
You can find me on
these social media sites:
 
Whitney G
A self diagnosed candy
addict, travel junkie, and hypochondriac, Whitney Gracia Williams LOVES to
write about characters that make you laugh, cry, and want to (in the case of
Selena Ross) reach through your Kindle and slap them.
She is the
“imaginary bestselling” author of the Jilted Bride Series, Mid Life
Love, Wasted Love, and Captain of My Soul.
When she’s not locked
inside her room, feverishly typing away on her laptop, she can be found here:
 
 

Naughty Book Review ❤ Blog Tour~Giveaway: RED HOT OBSESSIONS

Title: Red Hot Obsessions (Boxed Set)

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Wordcount: 800000+ or about 3000 pages
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22034810-red-hot-obsessions

 

***10 TALES OF ROMANCE FROM 10 BEST SELLING AUTHORS***
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Your next obsession starts here.

Hot men.
Lusty women.
Dirty, raw, and arousing.
Enough angst to twist your insides.
From first kisses, to dangerous encounters and college seductions, we’ve collected all your favorite stories and combined them into one scintillating read filled with the confident, sexy and mysterious bad boys that will make even the nicest girl’s heart throb with desire.

  • His Wicked Games (Ember Casey): Lily would do anything to save her father’s failing business – even take on the infamous billionaire Calder Cunningham. But she’s not prepared for the wicked terms he has in mind…
  • Fierce (Clarissa Wild): Hot, brooding college bad-boy Hunter turns out to have more secrets up his sleeve than geeky book-worm Autumn can handle. Too bad for her he doesn’t give up the fight easily.
  • That First Kiss (J.C. Valentine): Playboy and rising author Tate Larson is focused on his work with no plans of settling down anytime soon… that is, until a chance encounter with Southern beauty Piper Donovan derails all his plans
  • Slow Burn (V.J. Chambers): A college junior, in hiding from a corrupt shadow wing of an arms corporation, finds herself saddled with a restrained, no-nonsense bodyguard—who also happens to be jaw-droppingly gorgeous.
  • Layers Deep (Lacey Silks): He needs her to save a friend. She needs him to plan her revenge. Their pasts scar them Layers Deep. Their passion distracts them… and distractions can be fatal.
  • Learning Curves (Olivia Rigal): Ariane wanted to spice up the life of her cooking school but one of her American students may be hotter than she expected.
  • Can’t Shake You (Molly McLain): Carissa’s gotten herself into a mess with an impromptu renovation project, and the only contractor available to help her out happens to be the one man she’s never been able to forget. Josh is also her ex-boyfriend’s best friend, therefore completely off-limits…unless they don’t get caught.
  • His Indecent Lessons (Sky Corgan): When Cheyenne started her first year of college, she didn’t expect to fall head over heels for one of her professors. His interest is totally academic though, and he’s going to give her private lessons she’ll never forget.
  • Sorority Pledge (Daizie Draper): Inexperienced college students, Addison and Logan, recognize the need for power play in one another when they first meet. But as they dive into a BDSM lifestyle while trying to balance college life, they discover their sizzle doesn’t come without consequence.
  • Rae Omnibus (Blair Babylon): Rae will do anything to stay in college and for her dream of a clinic for autistic kids, but when the sexy and mysterious owner of The Devilhouse offers her job, she realizes that her small-town definition of “anything” was far too limited.
That First Kiss by J.C. Valentine
His finger stroked the inside of her thigh, seeking higher ground as his thoughts rolled forward. Piper’s eyes trained on his face, hanging on his every word. “I didn’t intend for things to get as heated as they did, but as soon as I touched you, I needed more. I couldn’t help myself. You possessed me.”
The glazed look in her eye told him that she was remembering that night as vividly as he was. Placing both hands on the cushions on either side of her body, he hemmed her in, bringing their faces so close that when he spoke, his lips grazed hers. “The way you danced that night, pushing that sweet little ass of yours against me. It’s haunted me, Piper,” he whispered.  “You need to understand, I tried to resist you, just like I have been trying to resist you, but you drive me crazy. When I’m with you, it takes everything in me to stay away. All I think about, all I dream about is burying myself inside you.”
Piper licked her lips and Tate zeroed in on the tiny movement. “I want to suck those plump lips into my mouth,” he murmured. Shifting, he brought his knee up so it rested on the couch alongside hers and hovered over her. Her face was flushed and her chest rose and fell heavily. She wasn’t unaffected.
“You need to leave,” she said weakly.
Tate chose that moment to drop his head into the crook of her neck, nuzzling her. She smelled faintly of roses, and his cock jumped at her soft, feminine scent. “Do you want me to leave?” he asked softly.
He could feel her softening beneath him, her breath coming out in shudders as he skimmed his lips lightly up her neck to her ear, where he licked the pulse beating rapidly beneath her sensitive skin. “Yes.”
The single word left her on a stilted breath, only solidifying his need to get inside her. “I don’t think you do,” he murmured. With sure hands, Tate grabbed the backs of her thighs and yanked her toward him, seating her firmly beneath him on her back with her legs spread wide.

 

Red Hot Obsessions is such a great ensemble of stand-alones and series reads.  Each bringing it’s own flavor to the mix give readers a pleasurable experience of sexy, steamy and oh so hot alphas.  There’s a hunk in here for everyone’s taste.

We’re treated with Calder Cunningham, billionaire in His Wicked Games by Ember Casey who decides to play the strong willed Lily Frazier and use her ambition to save her family’s art center in a game of wills for a bit of fun and entertainment.  Their battle of wills leads to a fierce connection that will get you checking to be sure batteries have been charged/replaced.

We get to read the story of Hunter Bane and Autumn Blakewood in Fierce by Clarissa Wild.  Autumn arrives at college and on her first day she sees the resident bad-boy, Hunter.  She’s been the nerdy and awkward girl her whole life and isn’t sure what to make of her desire for Hunter.  As they become close friends, she realizes that he’s actually interested in her and sees her a a desirable young woman.  As they deal with college life, they grow closer and connect on a level neither of them expected.

Intrigue, suspense and thrills are what you get from Slow Burn by VJ Chambers. Griffin Fawkes and Leigh Thorn treat us to an adventure as Griffin tries to fulfill a promise to Leigh’s father and protect her, but Leigh is enjoying college party life to the fullest. She’s living it up on cocaine and men as her high.  She meets Griffin and is not at all what he expected. Through it all, they still build a strong bond and fall in love.

These are just a couple examples of what’s in store with this anthology collection.  10 great books with lots of hot sexy men and beautiful strong women is a pure reading indulgence.  I recommend you make yourself a cup of tea, coffee or hot cocoa.  Grab a blanket and snuggle on the couch.  This is one collection you will not want to put down.  I for one had to force myself to set down my phone/iPad and sleep, eat or even work.  I was hooked from the start.

This naughty mom gives Red Hot Obsessions 4.5 stars

3ed0e-4stars

  1. Olivia Rigal sings every Wednesday night in the karaoke club
  2. Olivia Rigal went to dog grooming school
  3. Lacey Silks had a passion for acting when she was a teen. As an extra she met Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Ricky Lake, Brendan Fraser, Jerry O’Connell and Shirly MacLain
  4. Lacey Silks is afraid of flying. If you ever sit beside her on a plane, don’t mind the Hail Mary’s. And good luck getting to the bathroom. She will not unbuckle her seat belt through the entire flight
  5. Before she was an author, Ember casey worked as a pastry chef. She’s never met a cake (or puff pastry, or tart, or chocolate truffle) she didn’t love
  6. Ember Casey started writing Romance because her critique group kept telling her that her attempts at Young Adult were too, uh, “adult”
  7. J.C. Valentine is a reality TV junkie. The Kardashians hold her prisoner often and without mercy
  8. J.C. Valentine loves thunderstorms. They’re perfect for writing
  9. Clarissa Wild always drinks tea when writing, and she needs at least 2 cups of earl grey tea a day
  10. Like the main character in her book Fierce, Clarissa Wild is actually quite a book-nerd, and not just that … she loves playing videogames as well
  11. Sky Corgan actually participates in the BDSM lifestyle as a dominant
  12. Sky Corgan has to have complete silence while writing, so no coffee shop writing
  13. V.J. Chambers still watches The Vampire Diaries, and she’s still on Team Damon
  14. V.J. Chambers has a cat called Isis, and she does not like to relinquish the keyboard for her to actually write. She would rather lie on it
  15. Blair Babylon has lived in 5 US states: Arizona, Connecticut, Iowa, New Jersey and New York
  16. Blair Babylon was a child actor and model who did over 30 TV commercials and a short-lived PBS series
  17. During her tween years, Molly McLain began writing while listening to Wednesday night dedications and requests on radio. Since no one ever dedicated a romantic song to her, she made up her own love stories instead. To this day, all it takes to get the creative juices flowing is a little REO Speedwagon
  18. Molly McLain is a closet WWE fan. She may or may not fangirl over Randy Orton to the point her children refer to him as her boyfriend. They’re also kind enough to pause the TV when he’s on so she can drool
  19. Although Daizie Draper’s pretty kinky, she’s more of a switch than a straight-up sub. The BDSM in Sorority Pledge veers into many untested areas for her because Addison, the sub in the story, learns she’s masochistic, which I Daizie is not
  20. One of Daizie’s quirky things is that she hates crumbs, like stepping on them with her bare feet. It just irks her like nothing else

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Naughty Book Review❤Blog Tour~Giveaway: BLACKROCK SERIES by Elizebeth Kelly

 
 
Bailey and Summer have been best friends since they were
three years old but on Summer’s nineteenth birthday tragedy strikes, changing
the life of Bailey Mortenson forever. The only thing left for her to do is run,
run far away. 
Finding solace in the town of Blackrock her world is quickly
turned upside down by a chance meeting with Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome. With a
grief stricken heart and trying to settle into a new town can Bailey find the
happiness she deserves ? 
Knox Porter , Tall Dark and handsome, plays the
guitar like its on fire. Has cut himself off from ever allowing another girl to
betray him again. Trusting no one only his twin brother Max , Knox’s life is
about to get a little bit crazy as his closed off heart beats into life when
his eyes lock on the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. 
Will Bailey and Knox get over their own pain
and heartache and finally let love in? Or will tragedy strike again leaving
them both broken and lonely? 
Scarring their hearts one more time.
 
 
What do you do when the girl you love stops breathing in your
arms?
When life kicks you while you are down? 
You get up and fight, fight like hell!
After struggling to put their pasts behind them
and take a chance on each other, Knox and Bailey begin to move forward in their
relationship.
But the past always has a way of catching up
with you…….
On a trip back home to Grove for spring break,
that’s just what happens to Bailey. Her past catches up with her, the sender of
the dead roses reveals himself while making good on his threats. Sending Knox
Porter into a place he never thought to be again…sitting in a graveyard, this
time with the still body of the love of his life in his arms.
Join Bailey, Knox, Max and Paige as their lives
evolve and change throughout this book. Each dealing with their own
difficulties and each finding solutions that will, either bring them closer
together or tear them apart.
I am about to tease him, when we are interrupted by a young thirty
something guy who, looks like a Ken doll.
 
“Frank, nice to see you again,” he drawls with a southern accent.
Shaking my dad’s hand, my dad smiles and makes polite conversation all the
while this guy is eyeballing me from head to toe,
 
“And you must be?” he asks extending his hand my way. Taking his
hand it feels smooth, too smooth like he uses lotion all the time.
 
“Bailey and you are?” I ask dropping his too perfect hand.
 
He smiles at me with nothing but pure lust in his eyes. “Andres,”
he replies, wetting his lips with his tongue still eye-fucking me. “Would you
like a drink, Bailey?” My name drips off his lips like honey and I won’t lie,
it gets my stomach coiling but I raise my already full glass and smile.
 
My dad excuses himself again and I want to reach out and slap him
for leaving me with Ken but here I am, alone with a real life doll. His sandy
blond hair parted to the side, his skin is tanned like he has spent the last
few weeks on an exotic beach and his smile a little too wide for his face, but
his perfectly straight white teeth gleam at me. He stands staring at my chest
without any hint of embarrassment but an amused lust filled expression playing
across his features,
 
 “I should probably get
going,” I announce, feeling altogether uncomfortable and slightly turned on in
his presence.
“Can I give you a ride?”
 
My breath hitches in my throat as he smirks at his own double
meaning. “No thank you. I drove.”
 
Taking my elbow he leads me behind a big fake bush just at the end
of the bar. Leaning down, I can smell his cologne, a musky heady scent.
 
“Why don’t you and I go somewhere more private?” His voice laced
with desire rolls over me like a warm summer breeze heating my very core. My
eyes flutter as my lips part slightly. I feel drunk, intoxicated on lust or the
promise of it. Ken doll’s hand leaves my elbow and rests on the small of my
back with his fingers spreading down to the top of my ass as he steps closer to
me.
 
I look into his hazel eyes and feel trapped he is too close and
his scent is making me dizzy, or maybe that is the blood pounding in my ears as
my heart jackhammers in my chest. Ken leans closer again so his nose skims my
neck.
 
“Darling,” he says and I jump back like I have been shocked.
 
Breathing hard I glare at him. “Excuse me, I have to go.” Turning
on my heel I walk over to my dad. “Dad, I’m leaving. Walk me out?” I hold onto
my dad like he is my lifeline and avoid Ken as he tries to catch up with us. I
hand the valet my ticket and pray that he hurries.
 
“Okay sweetheart, I will see you in a week. I promise.” My dad
hugs me and I don’t want to let go of him for fear of being alone if Ken comes
out here. I hear my car before I see it and release my dad kissing his cheek.
 
“Night dad, love you.” Opening my purse, I give the valet ten
dollars and jump inside driving out of the hotel to the small road before I
readjust my seat.
 
My heart is pounding; I feel like I just stole a million dollars
and got away with it. Ken was way too smooth and his perfect smooth hands, huh;
I huff at myself but then imagine what it would feel like to have smooth hands
roam my body. Would they make me feel the way Knox’s calloused fingers would?

SUMMER
Coming July/August 2014 
This is not a HEA.

 

This book is a companion Novella to the Blackrock series. 


Scarred Hearts & Taking Chances.


It deals with the last 9 months of Summer Anderson’s life told from her POV. 


Love


Do we ever know what it truly is? Is it in the hugs from a parent? 


In the laughter shared with a best friend? Or is it the words that slip from the lips of the boy you want to love you back? 


I don’t know, maybe it’s a combination of all three, or maybe just maybe – it’s in the eyes of the person staring back at you through the mirror. The person whom you need to love, in order love another. 


For me staring into the mirror only brings pain, regret, and shame. What I’ve done, the one thing I thought would give me love, brought nothing but shame. This person staring back at me…I don’t know who she is, I don’t know who I am anymore.


Love. Do we ever know what it is?


 



Bailey, Knox and Max.  This is a trio with a strong connection.  
In Scarred Hearts we meet these three as Bailey makes the move from her hometown to live with her father for the summer.  In Blackrock she sees a tall, dark and handsome (“TDH”) biker while she walked the streets of her new home.  I have to say it took me a while to connect with Bailey.  Eventually the story began to flow in a rhythm that made it easier to follow.  Though the author gives us POVs from the three main characters, it seems monotonous as the POVs that weren’t Bailey’s were just a quick summary of what already occurred.  Once I was able to get my catch on to the story, I did find myself wanting to keep reading to learn what happens next.  Bailey goes through a heard time dealing with grief.  Her relationship with Knox seems rocky but as college kids, that’s what’s to be expected.  I do have to say that Knox and Max were great male characters.  They were not only sexy but the sweetest guys. Sexy twins with hearts of gold.
In Taking Chances, we see how the last year in their lives causes growth in each of them.  They appear more adult as they work through college and deal with the curve balls life throws their way.  It  make them stronger once they’ve overcome the drama and trauma.  I found myself more invested in book 2 of this series.  The characters were more related.  The storytelling had improved and the story line was really good.  There were times I had to force myself to put it down.  Knox and Max become more swoon worthy and Knox was such a romantic guy.  I loved how the relationship developed and grew between Max and Bailey.  They have a strong bond that helps solidify the trio.
Occasionally, with both books, I found that there were some parts of each that had too much detail (scenes not strongly related to the story line) and other times where more details would have been better and helped elaborate a scene.  In my opinion some a scenes felt rushed.  Overall this was a really good series with really good characters.
I give each book 3.75 stars.
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On a side note…though my review rating has no bearing on grammar, punctuation or spelling I did find it difficult to overlook. This caused my difficulty to connect with the story. Excessive and improper use of commas made it heard to get through a paragraph and follow along with the story.  In many cases a comma was used when it shouldn’t have been and not used when it should have as well as multiple run on sentences.  This is an enjoyable series, as a reviewer and avid reader I do recommend to the author that the books be reviewed for additional editing.  This will enhance the readers experience and allow them better connection with the story and characters.

 

 
Was born and raised in Dublin Ireland (above pic) and immigrated to the United States in 2001. I now live in Southern California :) enjoying the blue skies. 
Why write books?
Well it has always been a dream of mine to write a book, I have written many stories but never finished them or hid them away. Last November with some encouragement from my little sister I wrote my first novel Scarred Hearts. I enjoyed writing that book so much it took me three weeks to finish it! 🙂 
 
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THE REBELS
Author: BRITTANY JO JAMES 
Genre: THRILLER/SUSPENSE/ROMANCE
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Happiness is only reserved for the upper class in the United States of America. 

 

As a military wife who spends most of her time working for minimum wage, Temper Jensen can attest to that. Finding a spare moment to spend with her husband, Voss, is a luxury she can hardly afford.
Everything changes when the citizens realize that the president of the country is nothing more than a terrorist bent on total domination. Freedom no longer exists for the citizens of the United States of America and all who dare defy their new rulers are considered rebels of the nation.
Temper knows what she must do, even if it means being separated from Voss in order to save his life. Risking everything, she runs home to her moonshine-brewing anarchist daddy’s home in southwest Arkansas to collect a congregation of rebels to fight back. No one can be trusted, especially Temper’s devious ex-boyfriend who won’t take ‘no’ for an answer.
Can Temper reunite with her husband, keep her wayward family out of trouble, and restore the USA to the nation under God that it was intended to be — or will freedom as we know it be lost forever?

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Brittany Jo James
 
Brittany Jo James was born and raised in the small town of Idabel, Oklahoma. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Conlee, who is currently serving as an airman in the United States Air Force. They share two rowdy sons, Jagger and Jett. Her life revolves around living for God, caring for her family and writing, writing, writing. The James family is currently residing near Anchorage, Alaska until the USAF decides otherwise.
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