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Today’s Spotlight: My review of HARDBALL by C.D. Reiss

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HARDBALL  by CD Reiss
Release Date: March 29th
Genre: Contemporary/Sports Romance

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“Delightful, sexy, emotional, exciting, exhilarating. I loved every single second of it! A sports romance with a DASH of kink….it doesn’t get any better than that!”
  Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads

“Unexpectedly emotional, beautifully written, and decadently naughty, CD Reiss once again owned me heart and soul. Hardball was an enthralling romance from start to finish!! And I never wanted it to end.”
  Angie and Jessica’s Dreamy Reads

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Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
POV: Hers / 1st person
Naughty Factor: 3 out of 5
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Dashiell Wallace, Dash Wallace, Dash… Dash Wallace was ultra swoon worthy. So much so, his name just rolls off the tongue. And according to Vivian, there is another something I’d like to have rolling around on my tongue. (Uh-oh, did I say that out loud?)

Gah! This book was such a feel good story. Filled with a sweet, SUPER sexy man that oozed testosterone and dominance and a sweet, strong and kindhearted woman. Vivian was a librarian, but Dash brought out the wanton woman in her. He made her feel alive and I was so fricking jelly. Oh and I’ve never been a sports fan, especially a baseball fan…but CD Reiss did an A-MAZING job bringing that sport to life and actually having me interested. She made it look sound like fun!!

So not only was I falling in love with a HOT and SEXY baseball player, feeling jealousy for a fictional heroine that got to touch and love on said baseball player, but I was actually starting to become a fan of the sport. That is a MAJOR accomplishment.

But within these pages, it’s not just about baseball. For me, it was about – no matter how sexy and strong the guy is, he can be so much more vulnerable and insecure as anyone. Dash was sexy and hot but deep down, he could be just as insecure as Vivian…but strong little Viv, she put that weight on her little shoulders and carried him. I was truly in awe of her strength. She held strong to her goals, her career and her beliefs. No matter how much she felt for Dash, she didn’t let that waver or deter her.

This was such an amazing book with great characters and their humor and passion just dripped from the pages.
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about the book
Hardball cover finalA NEW SMOKING HOT STANDALONE

Perfect ass.
Perfect arms.
Perfect swagger.
They call Dash Wallace the Diamond King.
He’s the hottest commodity in baseball and in the bedroom.
When he runs the bases, every woman’s eyes are glued to his stunning body and a smile that puts the night lights to shame.
I’m no queen. I’m a regular girl with a regular job. I just watch him on TV and from the bleachers, season after season.
Girls like me grab a guy like that one in a million times.
My number just came up, and he is as spectacular in bed as he is on the field.
But there’s not a woman in the world who can distract Dash Wallace from the game. Not for a moment. Not even me.
Until the night I do. And everything changes.
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Hardball is a SMOKING HOT, SEXY romance with a touch of angst and a ton of heart from CD Reiss. It’s a fun, witty, full-length standalone meant for the over-eighteen crowd.
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Blog Tour: Sins of Sevin by Bestselling author Penelope Ward [Excerpt & #Giveaway inside]

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New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Penelope Ward

 

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SINS OF SEVIN
(A standalone)
A Contemporary Romance novel
Release date 9/21/2015
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From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a
new forbidden STANDALONE romance!

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synopsis (2)

What happens when the one you want is the only one you can’t have?

My name is Sevin.

Homeschooled and sheltered by my ultra-religious family, I was always taught that lust was a sin.

Elle was the girl who’d been carefully chosen for me.

After a long-distance courtship, I’d be moving into her family’s guesthouse so that we could get to know each other in the months before the wedding.

Boundaries were set: no inappropriate touching, no kissing, no sex before marriage.

I’d accepted those rules and my fate.

Until I met the one I wanted to sin with.

That was when restraint became a problem…especially since THE ONE wasn’t Elle.

It was her sister, Evangeline.

You know what they say about best laid plans.

My name is Sevin, and I have sinned.

Told in alternating points of view, Sins of Sevin is a full-length standalone novel.  Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language.
Only appropriate for adult readers age 18+.

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SINS OF SEVIN EXCERPT
Copyright © 2015 by Penelope Ward

sins of sevin teaserHe quietly followed me into the dining room, carrying the flatware. The tension in the air was thick as he walked behind me around the oval table, setting down silverware after each plate I’d put down. It was like some weird game of musical chairs where awkward silence replaced the music. The hairs on my back stiffened. We weren’t saying anything, but it was as if I could feel the weight of a thousand words along with the heat of his body so close behind me.

When I noticed he’d just put a fork where the spoon was supposed to go, I switched it. “The forks go on this side, actually.” My hand was shaking. I couldn’t believe how little control I had over myself.

Noticing my nerves, he suddenly placed his hand over mine and whispered, “Stop.”

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Chills ran through me. My heart started to beat faster. My nipples hardened. I hated my body for responding to him with equal amounts of fear and lust.

I turned to him, his hand still over my knuckles. It felt like I couldn’t breathe as he just looked at me.

My mother’s footsteps caused Sevin to move his hand off mine with lightning speed.

Mama entered, and we continued setting the table as if our stolen moment hadn’t happened.

COMING SOON

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PENELOPE WARD

Author Bio

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

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Gemini
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