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    Saturday, 19 August 2017

    Beard in Mind by Penny Reid ✻✻✻ Blog Tour ✻✻✻

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    Beard in Mind, an all new standalone in the bestselling, romantic comedy Winston Brothers Series by Penny Reid, is available NOW!


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    All is fair in love and auto maintenance.
    Beau Winston is the nicest, most accommodating guy in the world. Usually.
    Handsome as the devil and twice as charismatic, Beau lives a charmed life as everyone’s favorite Winston Brother. But since his twin decided to leave town, and his other brother hired a stunning human-porcupine hybrid as a replacement mechanic for their auto shop, Beau Winston’s charmed life has gone to hell in a handbasket.
    Shelly Sullivan is not nice and is never accommodating. Ever.
    She mumbles to herself, but won’t respond when asked a question. She glares at everyone, especially babies. She won’t shake hands with or touch another person, but has no problems cuddling with a dog. And her damn parrot speaks only in curse words.
    Beau wants her gone. He wants her out of his auto shop, out of Tennessee, and out of his life.
    The only problem is, learning why this porcupine wears her coat of spikes opens a Pandora’s box of complexity—exquisite, tempting, heartbreaking complexity—and Beau Winston soon discovers being nice and accommodating might mean losing what matters most.

    Friday, 18 August 2017

    Review: Beard in Mind by Penny Reid

    Beard in Mind Beard in Mind by Penny Reid
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    Although it would be pretty tough for one of the Winston men to beat out Cletus in my heart, I must admit that Beau came amazingly close. There’s just something about these simple men with their purity of heart and soul that leaves me in awe every single time. At first glance, Beau comes off as flirtatious and real easy-going, but once you dig below the surface, that’s when the true wonder of his depth becomes clear. Beau was amazingly beautiful, in mind, body and soul. He was a man that any girl would be lucky to have. You know, if he were real. Funny enough, he felt quite real to me. This man had so much going on and most of it was unbeknownst to him. This story had plenty of drama and surprising revelations that I’m sure will be felt for more books to come.

    As for his lucky lady...

    "How could I forget about her? How could she be anywhere other than the forefront of my thoughts?"

    Oh. Em. Gee!! Don’t you just love it when you read a book and can identify yourself in it? That’s what happened for me when I read Beard in Mind. It’s like Penny Reid sat there and observed me for the entirety of my life and decided to write a book about what she’d seen. I am Shelly and Shelly is me. Now we may not be identical… and there were quite a few differences between our disorders… which is typical for everyone diagnosed with OCD… but I saw so much of myself in her that it was so easy to love this woman HARD!! The author gave me so much to admire, in both Shelly and Beau. I loved their strength, their confidence, and even their insecurities. These two were flawless in their flaws. And the way they shored each other up and the way they fell together was the stuff of dreams. I loved these people so much and I can’t get enough of this series of books. Give me more Winstons!!

    Release Date: August 1, 2017
    Genre: Romantic Comedy
    POV: Dual - 1st person (primarily male voice)
    Steam: 3.5 out of 5
    Type: Standalone - Book 4 of the Winston Brothers series with character crossover

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    Absinthe by Winter Renshaw ✱✱✱ Blog Tour ✱✱✱






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    The name on the screen was “Absinthe.”

    I knew her as the sultry voice blowing up my phone for late night chats about Proust and Hemingway interspersed between the best phone sex I never knew I could have.

    We’d never met.

    Until the day she walked into my office, her cherry lips wrapped around a candy apple sucker and an all too familiar voice that said, “They said you wanted to see me, Principal Hawthorne?”

    Oh Henry by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff ✲✲✲ Preorder Blitz ✲✲✲


    Oh Henry

    Ohellno Series
    by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
    Publication Date: August 25, 2017
    Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy


    From New York Times Bestseller, Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, comes a new Romantic Comedy.

    Henry Walton has been called many things throughout his life—fatty, bathtub, tree trunk, moose, walrus, lardo—you name it. But at over six foot five and weighing two hundred and eighty pounds, Henry is now solid muscle and the hottest defensive end in the NFL college draft. This is the moment he’s been waiting for: fame, money, women, and glory. Okay, there’s also a ten-million-dollar contract in it for him.

    There’s just one teeny tiny problem: He can’t quite get over being dumped by the coldhearted shrew with thick glasses and a genius IQ he dated for a mere few weeks. Elle.

    God, he so hates her and that stupid little squeaky laugh—a laugh that sounds like music to his ears and sweet, sweet victory to his career. Because for those two perfect weeks, his game was perfect. And now that she refuses to talk to him, everything is falling down the crapper.

    Call him superstitious, but he’s got to get her back. Even if she’s the last girl he really wants and she hates his guts.

    Speed by BB Easton ★★★ Cover Reveal ★★★


    Today we have the cover reveal for Speed by BB Easton! Check it out and pre-order your copy before release day on September 11th!


    Title: SPEED
    Author: BB Easton
    Genre: New Adult Romance
    Release Day: September 11th

    About Speed

    Because BB Easton had so much fun writing her bestselling, award-winning memoir, 44 CHAPTERS ABOUT 4 MEN, she decided to give each of her four men his own steamy standalone! SPEED is the second book in the 44 Chapters spin-off series—a gritty, taboo love triangle overflowing with dark humor and tangible teen angst. It is based on a true story.

    After her possessive, psychopathic, rage-fueled ex, Knight, joins the Marines, sixteen-year-old BB is left trying, and failing, to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart. It isn't until she meets Harley James—an easy-going, tattooed mechanic with a face as angelic as his habits are sinful—that she learns how to live again. How to laugh again. But will she learn to love again?

    Over Knight’s dead body.

    Thursday, 17 August 2017

    His To Break by Liam & Wyatt ✯✯✯ Release + Review Blitz ✯✯✯











    Deep waters are treacherous enough, but Everly Mantel never thought she would lose her heart there. But when the hunky, gruff captain of a local fishing boat turns her tender ass bright red, all her former ideas about how love didn’t fit into her life are turned upside down.

    James Morelock took one look at those khaki shorts and the wild tangle of red hair and something inside him caught fire.  Years of telling himself love was for fools broke over the bow of his heart and opened a spot he’d forever thought closed.  Only, he’s not sure his version of love is something this smart newcomer to Port Hope will understand.

    Will these two weather the storms of their past and finally give love a chance?  Or will James’s rough love and possessive obsession be more than Everly is willing to accept?

    Cuffed by K. Bromberg ★★★ Cover Reveal ★★★

    WE ARE EXCITED TO BRING YOU THE COVER FOR CUFFED BY NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR K.BROMBERG RELEASING ON OCTOBER 23!




    Design: Helen Williams
    Photographer: Wander Aguiar

    From the New York Times bestselling author, K. Bromberg, comes a new series about three brothers, the job that calls them, and the women who challenge them.

    “I hate you. I never want to see you again.”

    Grant Malone is not the reason I moved back to Sunnyville—at least that’s what I tell myself. Yet, those parting words I said to him back in third grade, ring in my ears every time a townsperson brings up one of the Malone boys. I thought time had healed my wounds. I was wrong. Nothing could have prepared me for how I felt when I finally saw him again.

    Twenty years does a lot to turn a boy into a man. One who hits all my buttons—sexy, funny, attractive, and a police officer. But Grant is off limits because he knows too much about my past.

    Alpha Squad: Showdown by Lorelei Moone ✯✯✯ Release Blitz ✯✯✯

    Alpha Squad: Showdown: A Bear Shifter Paranormal Romance

    by Lorelei Moone
    Alpha Squad #4
    Publication Date: August 17, 2017
    Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Shifter, Bear Shifter

    NOW AVAILABLE!

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    SYNOPSIS:

    Sean McMillan has always lived a life more human than shifter. Upon joining Alpha Squad he is thrust into a whole new world which is taking some getting used to. When two shifters turn up dead under suspicious circumstances in the otherwise quiet town of Inverness, Scotland, Alpha Squad is sent in to uncover the truth. So far, so easy; murder investigations are what Sean does best. Trouble is, one of the witnesses is able to distract him just with her presence. And he can’t shake the feeling that she knows more than what she’s letting on.
    Lab assistant Erin Reid thought her work at the research project led by leading Geneticist Professor Blake was benign enough, if excruciatingly boring. Little did she know that they were all embroiled in a deadly conspiracy. When she finds out what she’s been involved in, the resulting guilt weighs heavy on her and she vows to make things right.
    What starts off as an ordinary murder investigation quickly turns into something bigger and more dangerous than anyone on Alpha Squad could foresee. Is shifter enemy No. 1 Victor Domnall back with a plan more devious than ever? Can Sean and the squad put all the pieces of the puzzle together before it’s too late?

    Wednesday, 16 August 2017

    Review: His To Break by Dani Wyatt & Liam Ryder

    His To Break His To Break by Dani Wyatt
    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    I think I would still call myself a newb when it comes to Dani Wyatt’s writing so I’m no expert, but I think this has to be my favorite story from her so far. I’m not sure if it’s because of her collaboration with Liam Ryder, the intriguing storyline, or the sexy and beguiling characters that were James and Everly, but I adored this book.

    Short and sweet… maybe not so sweet, but definitely HOT, His To Break had bits of drama, humor, and LOTS of incredibly hot sex. If you’re looking for a bit of kink to go with an interesting plot, then look no further than the tale these two authors have created for you! Just check out the Author’s Note: “Liam and Wyatt will smoke your sardines straight out of the can with their debut collaboration. Hot, rough, safe and just the right amount of adventure, you will be fanning yourself and rooting for these two to find their happily ever after. Which they will. Guaranteed.”

    Release Date: August 17, 2017
    Genre: Erotica
    POV: Dual - 1st person
    Steam: 4.5 out of 5
    Type: Standalone


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    The Perfect Bastard by LK Collins ✯✯✯ Release + Review Blitz ✯✯✯

    The Perfect Bastard by LK Collins
    Cover Design: Prezidential Visions
    Release Date: August 16, 2017

    Synopsis


    What is the one thing you shouldn’t do when your wife leaves you? Sleep with your best friend’s sister.

    It’s too bad Roan Reddick never got that piece of advice before he fell into bed with Mia Cavalano. She’s smart, sassy, and sexy as hell. She’s also the only woman to flip his world upside down since his wife. And she’s leaving for college in two days, which is good considering he’s not looking for a relationship, not now, not with the agony that lives inside him from his past. But Roan can’t kick the craving he now has for Mia.

    One choice changed everything.

    After years away, Mia realizes she and Roan just aren’t meant to be. So she vows to keep her focus on her career and forget about the one-night stand that rocked her world so long ago. But when work transfers her back to Boston, a place that holds so many memories, she has no choice but to go. All she has to do is stick to her plan and keep her focus on work, which should be easy, right?

    Besides, in a city of half a million people, how hard can it be to avoid the perfect bastard?

    Twisted Twosome by Meghan Quinn ★★★ Excerpt ★★★


    We're celebrating the release of  TWISTED TWOSOME by Meghan Quinn! Check out the excerpt below!




    TWISTED TWOSOME
    NA Romantic Comedy

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    From the first day I met Racer McKay, I knew our interaction was going to be incredibly brief. First impressions really do matter and unfortunately, I didn’t make a very good one.

    At the time, I didn’t think much of it. I was never going to see this man again, right?

    Wrong! When I’m met with the opportunity of a lifetime, there is only one man in the state of New York who can assist me. And can you guess who it is?

    But what I don’t realize is he needs me just as much as I need him. I have money he’s desperate for, and he holds the key to making my dreams come true.

    So, we reluctantly join forces.

    Our pranks turn from sarcastic banter, to sexual tension and lust-filled glances. Bickering matches quickly morph into slow burn moments. We’re hot, we’re cold. We push and pull. I need him, I don’t want him. We’re on the verge of combusting with an agreement dangling dangerously between us. Neither one of us can afford to lose one another and yet, we’re finding it quite hard to decipher the line that rests between love and hate.

    Once Upon a Lady by Addie Jo Ryleigh ✯✯✯ Release Blast ✯✯✯


    All it takes is Fate to entice him with the very thing he never wanted.


    ONCE UPON A LADY
    The Soul Mate Tree
    Addie Jo Ryleigh
    Releasing Aug 16, 2017
    Soul Mate Publishing



    Respectable Lady Katherine Baxton, striving to meet the requirements of her station, has become the ultimate dutiful daughter. And now, the Duke of Blackthorn’s betrothed. Far from a love match, Kate is nevertheless determined to do as expected and marry. That all changes the night she panics at her impending future and runs, stumbling upon a private grove, a mysterious tree. . . and a half-naked man.

    The youngest son of a viscount widely thought to have purchased his title, Jackson Cooper demonstrates his disdain for the aristocracy by affording himself every luxury available drinking, wenching, and gambling—while eschewing anything representing the ton. Jackson has little care for his reputation and no desire to marry. His escape from London is all but complete.

    Until fate—in the form of a beautiful, mysterious lady—interrupts his plans, enticing him with the very thing he never wanted.

    Sneak Peek at Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward



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

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

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

    I didn’t think he’d call me back.

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

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

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

    Fox's Awakening by FG Adams ★★★ Cover Reveal ★★★

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    Fox's Awakening by FG Adams is coming on October 12th!
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    Brenton Fox is a guardian of mankind. By day, he guards humanity as an agent for the FBI. By night, he is the leader of a secret organization called Hunters. He is a man on a quest to find an ancient relic needed to free the God Zenon and the Goddess Augusta. The only hurdle he faces comes in the form of the unearthly beautiful twin Goddesses Jazmine and Jada accompanying him on this mission. His attraction for both of the sisters is a distraction he doesn’t need.

    Goddesses Jada and Jazmine share a powerful secret. The closer they get to the sexy Brenton Fox, the more the secret is revealed and the more his dark, alluring charms become irresistible to them both. The sisters’ journey could prove to be their undoing or save the universes within the realm under their protection.

    Deep in the wilds of Africa, they must locate the portal to a hidden realm full of unknown dangers. The demented nature of the God Baako creates treacherous and unforgiving obstacles the trio must bind together to overcome. Will the unconventional hero tame the animal fighting deep inside and master the Goddesses he has come to desire?

    Tuesday, 15 August 2017

    The Soul Mate by Kendall Ryan ✯✯✯ Release & Review Blitz ✯✯✯


    From New York Times Bestseller Kendall Ryan comes a sexy new stand-alone novel in her Roommates series.

    The smoking-hot one-night stand I was never supposed to see again?

    Yeah, well, I might be pregnant, and he’s my OB-GYN.

    Get ready to fall head over heels madly in love with the hottest OBGYN doctor you have ever met! This full-length standalone contains the most hilariously awkward lady-doctor visit, lots of playful banter and some good ol' fashioned baby-makin'!

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    Monday, 14 August 2017

    Review: The Perfect Bastard by LK Collins

    The Perfect Bastard The Perfect Bastard by L.K. Collins
    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    Mia had crushed on Roan for years and one day all of her dreams came true when she ended up in bed with him. Then those dreams came crashing down when she woke up the next morning and he was gone. Determined to move on, she went off to college and ended up landing her dream job… right back in Boston. Avoiding Roan was impossible as he was her brother’s best friend and business partner, but she wasn’t opposed to giving him the cold shoulder, even if her heart never stopped belonging to him.

    When Roan left Mia, it was with good intentions. Still reeling from his wife abandoning him and their young daughters, he wasn’t in any position to be in a relationship. He had nothing to offer and as amazing as Mia was, he felt she deserved someone who could give her the world. It just wasn’t him. But what happens when Mia finally gets him to see that he can have happiness again?

    The Perfect Bastard was my first read from LK Collins and based on what I’ve read, it definitely won’t be the last. With a title like that, I expected the hero to be a jerk or a manwhore that needed some taming. But alas, that wasn’t the case. I found a story that was jam-packed with some of my favorite tropes along with a hero who was very easy to like. The story of Roan and Mia was a mix of big brother’s best friend, second chance, and hot single father romance all tied into one. How could I not be entertained? Throw in those sizzling hot sex scenes and call me riveted!!

    Release Date: August 16, 2017
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    POV: Dual - 1st person
    Steam: 4 out of 5
    Type: Standalone
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    Review: The Soul Mate by Kendall Ryan

    The Soul Mate The Soul Mate by Kendall Ryan
    My rating: 4 of 5 stars

    4 “I need you to page Dr. Mason Bentley stat!” stars”

    Let me start off this review by telling you what I LOVED about this book:

    👶 How realistic the characters appeared to be.
    👶 Mason was an OB/GYN. I love stories about men who love bringing babies in the world so I knew he was a winner from jump.
    👶 The fact that Mason wasn’t the typical single successful man we usually read about in books. He valued time, love and devotion and relationships seemed to be sacred to him.
    👶 Mason’s patience and persistence when it came to pursuing Bren.
    👶 The intimate scenes were scorching!!
    👶 The little bits of humor that could be found even in the most serious of conversations. Even if most of the fun was in an internal monologue ;)
    👶 Mason. Mason. MASON!!

    I spent the majority of the book like this:



    And...



    And...



    Why? Because the heroine, Bren, drove me absolutely insane. She was so irrational despite my sympathies for her feelings. She was selfish and inconsiderate and every time she made a choice that hurt Mason, I wanted to throttle her. Seriously. How does someone go 30 years without being put in her place? 30 acting like a damn 10 year old. Geez!

    If it weren’t for Mason’s amazing character, I’m not sure I would have made it to the end. But his charm, honesty and openness made me a huge fan and I was determined to see him get his happy ending. Funny enough, I ended up liking Bren too. Go figure! The author did a great job of bringing her full circle and making me realize that her fear was almost palpable, making me understand where she was coming from. I didn’t like it, but at least I understood it. So it was easy to sit back and enjoy the happily ever after these characters achieved.

    Release Date: August 15, 2017
    Genre: Contemporary/RomCom
    POV: Dual - 1st person
    Steam: 4 out of 5
    Type: Standalone - Book 4 of the Roommates series

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    Irresistible You by Kate Meader ✯✯✯ Release Blitz ✯✯✯


    Three estranged sisters inherit their late father’s failing hockey franchise 

    and are forced to confront a man’s world, their family’s demons, 

    and the battle-hardened ice warriors skating into their hearts.


    IRRESISTIBLE YOU
    Chicago Rebels #1
    Kate Meader
    Releasing Aug 14, 2017
    PocketStar


    Hot in Chicago series author Kate Meader returns with her all new, scorching Chicago Rebels hockey series, featuring her signature “steamy sex scenes, colorful characters, and riveting dialogue” (Romantic Times). Three estranged sisters inherit their late father’s failing hockey franchise and are forced to confront a man’s world, their family’s demons, and the battle-hardened ice warriors skating into their hearts.

    Harper Chase has just become the most powerful woman in the NHL after the death of her father Clifford Chase, maverick owner of the Chicago Rebels. But the team is a hot mess underfunded, overweight, and close to tapping out of the league. Hell-bent on turning the luckless franchise around, Harper won’t let anything stand in her way. Not her gender, not her sisters, and especially not a veteran player with an attitude problem and a smoldering gaze designed to melt her ice-compacted defenses.

    Veteran center Remy “Jinx” DuPre is on the downside of a career that’s seen him win big sponsorships, fans’ hearts, and more than a few notches on his stick. Only one goal has eluded him: the Stanley Cup. Sure, he’s been labeled as the unluckiest guy in the league, but with his recent streak of good play, he knows this is his year. So why the hell is he being shunted off to a failing hockey franchise run by a ball-buster in heels? And is she seriously expecting him to lead her band of misfit losers to a coveted spot in the playoffs?

    He’d have a better chance of leading Harper on a merry skate to his bed…

    Her Sexy Challenge by Sarah Ballance ✯✯✯ Release Blitz ✯✯✯


    Her Sexy Challenge

    by Sarah Ballance
    Firefighters of Station 1, #1
    Publication Date: August 14, 2017
    Genres: Adult, Entangled: Lovestruck, Contemporary, Romance


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    SYNOPSIS:

    She might be the one fire he can’t put out…
    Caitlin Tyler doesn’t do bridges—she just doesn’t know it until she lands her dream job and freezes halfway across her new town’s towering death span. Cue the cocky, infuriating fireman who goads her off the bridge. He’s hot, but he’s also exactly the kind of guy she wants to avoid…which she manages to do for a whole four hours.

    Lt. Shane Hendricks is only two weeks away from leaving Dry Rock. He sure as hell doesn’t need to get involved with a woman he has to rescue twice in one day. The fact that she’s clearly annoyed by him doesn’t deter him from throwing down a challenge—one that proves hard to resist for all the wrong reasons.

    They’re moving in different directions. Leaving should be easy, but falling for Caitlin might be the one fire he can’t put out…

    Hard Lessons by Charlotte West ★★★ Excerpt Reveal ★★★

    Cover Design: Sarah Hansen/Okay Creations
    Release Date: August 28, 2017

    Synopsis


    Down-on-her-luck teacher, Daisy Clemmens, is about to learn some hard lessons. (Not like that, you perv.)

    Lesson One

    No matter how broke you are, never agree to a job that includes a rabid eight-year-old, requires a tetanus shot or where your boss is a sexy (and cranky) rock ‘n’ roll god.

    Lesson Two

    Do not, do not start to have tender, gooey feelings for the sexy commitment-phobe rock ‘n’ roll god. You'll only get hurt.

    Lesson Three

    Okay so you've slept with the sexy rock ‘n’ roll god. But it's not too late. Just whatever you do, don't fall in love. Whoops. Too late.

    Lesson Four

    Never love someone, even if they are a sexy rock ‘n’ roll god, more than yourself.

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    Vanquished by LeTeisha Newton ✯✯✯ Release Blitz ✯✯✯


    Vanquished

    by LeTeisha Newton
    Publication Date: August 14, 2017
    Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance


    If I should die before I wake...

    Then my soul is Caesar's to take. He pulls me down, he lifts me up.

    And then he leaves me in the muck.

    If I should fall before I fly...

    Then they know it was the fault of mine. He taught me better, he led the way.

    I just didn't know how to stay.

    And if I should not gain his heart...

    Fuck that, he made me this way. Curled my thoughts and twisted me.

    He belongs to me, forever.