Friday, 31 October 2014

Book: Riding Steele by Opal Carew

I received serial installements (1-6) of Riding Steele from Netgalley in exchange for my review. My review is for the novel as a whole.

Laurie is stuck in a relationship that she wants out of, but Donovan doesn't want to let her go, instead he wants her to do everything that he says. When their friend jokingly asks Steele's bike crew to kidnap his sister (Laurie) Steele refuses, but when Wild Card sees Donovan ignoring Laurie's no he kidnaps her anyway. It takes Laurie time to come to terms with the fact that she's being held by the bike crew, even if they're doing it for her own good. But Donovan will stop at nothing to get Laurie back, so that he can teach her lesson, but equally Steele will stop at nothing to get Laurie back.

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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Book: The Donor by Nikki Rae

I received a copy of The Donor in exchange for my review.

Casey's family is making it by on a shoestring, and though she knows that she is ill, Casey doesn't want to burden them with another set of bills. When she discovers MyTrueMatch.com she also discovers a way that she can make money, fast, as well as help hide the extent of her condition from her parents, not wanting them to know that she only has 2 months left to live. Meeting Jonah, who she felt a connection to online, only brings home the extent of her illness to Casey, but there are some connections that just can't be denied.

Book: Dead Girl by Pavarti K Tyler

I received a copy of Dead Girl in exchange for my review.

Best friends Jack and Kauff go to their place and discover that there is a woman there. Intrigued as to who she is, the pair examine the woman and find evidence that says she's dead, as well as evidence that says she's not. Unsure what to do with her the pair are captivated by her body. Delphei wakes up with the sunset, though it is a gradual process, and she can feel what the two friends are doing to her and hoping that they don't stop. Delphei enjoys the fact that for once in her life, she isn't the one in control, or the one being hunted.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Blog Tour: Her Perfect Game by Shannyn Schroeder

I received a copy of Her Perfect Game in exchange for my review.

Charlie is a gamer, escaping her life into an RPG to meet with her virtual friend, Win. But she needs to find a job, something that will keep her going now that she's left school; and to do that she needs to compete at Hackfest. Knowing there will be scouts there she sets out to win, what she doesn't set out to do is to run back into the one man she's never been able to forget; Jonah. Jonah regrets leaving Charlie all those years ago, but now he's seen her again he's determined to keep her. Though Jonah has a secret, not only did he create Charie's favourite RPG, but he is Win, and has been keeping an eye on her for the past year in the virtual world. Can they beat the odds and stay together this time?

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Blog Tour: Inner Demon by Jocelynn Drake

I received a copy of Inner Demon in exchange for my review.

Pushing himself to the absolute limits, it is only a matter of time before Gage cracks. He's determined to find the two murderers that are plagueing Low Town, still wants to bring down the Towers and on top of that has to try and find a way to make Trixie stay. With Zyrus, the demon he accidentally set as a ward, trying to influence him to take down the Queen of the Underworld. Mentally and physically exhausted, it is all that Gage can do to stay alive, but to meet his goals he's going to have to do more than that.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Blog Tour: One Bite by Jennifer Blackstream

I received a copy of One Bite in exchange for my review.

Irina has lived in her stepmother's castle and has watched the sorceress come to hate her more and more, though she has very little idea why. When the Huntsman takes her out of the castle and tells her that he was ordered to kill her, Irina's life turns upside down. Prince Kirill finds Irina in the woods, and instead of risking her life by drinking her blood, he takes her to the home of 7 dwarves who work in his family's diamond mine. Always trying to think one step ahead in order to defeat his father and become King, Kirill sees the advantage to having the well liked Irina on his side. But what he doesn't bargain on is the feelings that occur when she is injured. And when a corset, a comb and an apple become involved, Kirill has to go to great lengths to save the woman.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Book: Before Midnight by Jennifer Blackstream

I received a copy of Before Midnight in exchange for my review.

Loupe has lived most of her life trodden down by her step mother and step sisters, forced to skin wolves despite the fact she herself was bitten by one. While playing with wolf cubs, Etienne comes across her and is instantly intrigued by the young woman. But Etienne has a problem of his own. Born a werewolf, a witch blessed him so that he'd become human again, not that he's ever wanted to be. According to the witch the one way of breaking the blessing is for him to get bitten by a cursed werewolf. To find one, Etienne decides to throw a ball, but even when he has a plan in place, Etienne can't help but think about the mysterious woman, Loupe, and want to be with her.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Book: Never Let Me Go by Jessica Gibson

I received a copy of Never Let Me Go in exchange for my review.

Grace never does one night stands, and it's all that Logan does. But one night can change everything and all they can think about is each other, much to the annoyance of their friends. Finally, Grace's sisters buy her plane tickets to New York so that she can go and find Logan and get closure on if they had something. Seeing Grace makes Logan rethink his outlook, and he never wants to let her go again...

Friday, 24 October 2014

Book: The Private Room by Olivia Noble

I received a copy of The Private Room in exchange for my review.

Victoria is a journalist searching out the next top story, and that may just happen to be found at Club Luxe. Getting tickets to the secret and selective sex club is expensive and difficult, but Victoria has managed to get herself and her friend Chloe in. Little did she expect to discover that it was none other than Malcom Cage who owns and runs Club Luxe, the billionaire that she's been trying to interview for weeks. Malcom knows exactly who Victoria is the moment he sees her, and despite having a reputation for not participating in his events, he can't help but respond to the attraction he feels for Victoria...

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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Blog Tour: Seaside Hearts by Melissa Foster

I received a copy of Seaside Hearts in exchange for my review.

Jenna has never had a problem confidence wise except for around one man, Pete. Every summer at Seaside she can't help but want him, and yet she can barely talk to him. Pete has always appreciated Jenna, for her figure and for her personality, but the mixed signals he's got from her have always scared him off...until Jenna goes after another man and Pete's jealousy makes him see what he could have. Problem is that once Pete is aware that he wants Jenna, he can't seem to stop himself around her...

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Book: The Deep by Jen Minkman

I received a copy of The Deep in exchange for my review.

Having united the island of Tresco to some degree, Walt and Leia head out on the Explorer to find out about the land across the sea. With Tony as their guide, the Islanders discover Cornwall, a place where survivers have set up societies like they did on Tresco. But things aren't quite what they seem, and Dartmoor, which is based at an old prison, is too peaceful for Leia's comfort, particularly when she discovers the ways in which peace is kept. Back on Tresco, Alisha is coming to terms with the two sides of the island being together, and befriends Ben and through him his brother, Saul. Learning to work together isn't easy, but as the stand in book keeper's assistant, Alisha is determined that the island will be at peace.

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Blog Tour: Golden Stair by Jennifer Blackstream

I received a copy of Golden Stair in exchange for my review.

For her whole life Ivy has been stuck in a tower, while her mother refuses to let her outside in order to keep her safe. Convinced that there is a war going on, and that the 5 Kingdoms are ripping each other apart outside her protected home, when the demon Prince, Adonis, falls into her tower, Ivy gets a little bit defensive. But despite being an Incubus, Ivy warms to Adonis and they strike up a slight friendship, tinged with the fact that they are extremely attracted to each other. As time goes on Ivy finds herself looking forward to his visits, and Adonis finds himself feeling guilty about being with women other than Ivy, despite the fact he constantly restrains himself around her. But then the inevitable happens, Ivy's mother discovers the pair and sets out to punish them both.

Blog Tour: Blue Dahlia by Vivian Winslow

I received a copy of Blue Dahlia in exchange for my review.

Dahlia is certain that her future is with Rodrigo, and that moving to Miami to be with him is the right thing to do. But before she does that she has to face her past, and the one man that will always be a part of it. Facing up to her husband, Shane, is one of the hardest things she's ever done, especially as Dahlia knows she still loves him and yet can't stop thinking about their dead daughter when she looks at him. Though Shane hasn't seen Dahlia is 7 years, he still loves her, and the passion is still there between the two of them, all he needs to do now is to convince Dahlia that there is something there as well...

Blog Tour: Demon's Vow by Jocelynn Drake

I received a copy of Demon's Vow in exchange for my review.

Gage is on the hunt for not one, but two, murders, one through his forced work for the Towers, and one from his freelance work for TAPSS. Meanwhile he also has to figure out a way to get his pregnant girlfriend, Trixie, to stay with him rather than go back to her people, the elves. Frustrated that he hasn't got anywhere, Gage finds himself back at the Towers, trying to gain access to his old mentors room, and the site of his childhood traumas, where he learns that he's inadvertantly dabbled in magic more dangerous than he had thought, but could lead him to the answer of how to defeat the Towers and to keep Trixie and their baby safe.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Blog Tour: Stormfront by K R Conway

I received a copy of Stormfront in exchange for my review.

Having survived the Breakers, Eila and her friends are getting back on their feet, trying to keep their secrets safe from the rest of their town, as well as hoping to keep Eila's true lineage secret. Eila is one of a kind, a half-breed between two enemies, the Mortis and the Lunaterra, something that should kill her but somehow doesn't. After Eila died in his arms, Raef decides that the best thing to do is to avoid touching her at all costs, something Eila is definitely not ok with. But as events transpire, Raef finds that his idea to not touch her wasn't a good one at all, and when he does they both find something they've been missing. The groups enemies are drawing closer, with other Mortis desperate to take out the last of the Lunaterra, starting with the two Mortis protectors that Eila has hanging around, Raef and Kian.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Book: Cinderella is Evil by Jamie Campbell

Anna and Zelly are the Ugly Step Sisters to Cinderella. After the death of her father, Cinderella throws herself into chores around the house to distract herself from the pain, all the while her step mother is shut away because of the grief. Because of their monetary problems, Anna and Zelly's mother is determined to see the two girls married, putting undue pressure on them. When they are invited to the ball, Cinderella's dress is accidentally ruined and she blames her step mother. Only to mysteriously turn up at the ball later in the evening. Seen only by Anna, Cinderella makes a run for it at midnight, leaving her glass slipper behind. The only person who has the power to reunite Cinderella and Prince Charming is Anna.

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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Book: The Favored Queen by Carolly Erickson

Living at court from a young age, Jane Seymour wants nothing more than to marry her childhood friend, Will, and to live in the country to raise their family. But things never seem to go the way the way she planned, with obstacle after obstacle getting in the way of Jane and Will's marriage. Jane loved her mistress, Queen Catherine, and had to watch as King Henry tore the country apart to be with Anne Boleyn. Not knowing what to do, Jane carries on her life at court, serving the Queen whether that is Catherine or Anne. But from the start she has felt that she gets on with King Henry, and more than that, that he trusts her, and when he asks her to be his next wife she has to decide whether to follow he heart or to do the right thing for the King. 

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Friday, 17 October 2014

Book: Stand Close 3 by Sabrina Lacey

I received a copy of Stand Close 3 in exchange for my review.

All Jack wanted was for Rue to go away and leave him and his brother alone. But once he's pushed her too far he realises that maybe he wasn't after the right thing at all. Walking away hurts Rue, she has to leave behind the brothers that she's just coming to love as well as the man of her dreams, but she knows that it is for the best. But when she hears news of an accident, one that could leave her truly without her brothers, she is devastated, and she realises that maybe she isn't ready to let them go yet...

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Promo: Beneath the Scars by Melanie Moreland

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Synopsis The sound of the ocean, the crash of the waves as they kick up against the sand and rocks—these are the only sounds Megan Greene wants to hear. She wants to leave the rest of the world behind, and find some peace. The offer of a private house on the beach, set in a small town in Maine, is perfect. Time to think—to be by herself. It’s all she wants. It’s the escape she needs. Until she stumbles across the painting that seems to echo her own chaotic mindset. Until she meets the unfriendly artist behind the stormy painting and discovers his secrets. All Zachary Adams wants is to be left alone. His canvases, and the unending scope of the ocean and sand, are his life. They direct him—fill his hours. Bring him focus. Until she enters his life. She dredges up memories of the past—the haunting images he has hidden for years; the fears he has never shared. A story he keeps buried below the surface. Can she make him see what he is missing? Can he trust her enough to believe? Together they embark on a journey where their pasts collide and threaten to tear them apart. Will their fragile bond hold or wash away with the ebbing tide?
Genre Adult Contemporary Romance
Expected Publication Date October 14th 2014
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Excerpt #1
As I descended the few stairs to the beach, I was surprised to see the large golden retriever as well as the mysterious Zachary. I stood for a minute, observing him in private. He was standing, barefoot in the surf, staring out over the water as his dog frolicked close by. Zachary was a tall, dark silhouette against the sand and stormy, strange-colored sky of the late afternoon. Wearing dark jeans and the same overcoat that showed off his broad shoulders, a beanie once again pulled low on his head, he stood with his hands in his pockets, motionless, as the water swept across his bare feet. The rolled-up edges of his pants were dark with the ocean spray clinging to the material. I shivered just watching him. The water had to be freezing. Seeing her new friend, Dixie let out a happy, little yelp, which had the retriever bounding over to her, once again licking her head and huffing as he greeted her. The two of them took off, heading right toward Zachary. He leaned down, greeting Dixie, allowing her a sniff, then patted her head and straightened up. He didn’t turn around or acknowledge my presence. With a roll of my eyes, I walked forward, stopping when I was close enough to be heard, but not have my feet in the frigid water. I waited, but he said nothing, ignoring me completely. Unfriendly indeed. “That’s Dixie—my dog.” His chin dipped with a brief nod. “Elliott.” I couldn’t keep the sarcasm out of my voice. “You or the dog?” His lips quirked at the edges. “My dog.” “I’m staying at the Harpers’ house.” He nodded. “I’m not Karen—I’m a friend of hers.” His sarcasm was thick. “I realize. I have met her—more than once. There is a slight resemblance, perhaps, but I can see you aren’t her. Your hair rather gives that away.” “I’m sure it was a thrill for her,” I murmured, surprised to hear the trace of a British accent in his voice. I chose to ignore the remark about my hair. Nothing. “They’re letting me stay here for a while.” “How kind.” I shook my head. Was he for real? “I’m Megan. Megan Greene.” Silence. I searched my brain for something to say. “Looks like a storm’s coming in.” “Observant.” I frowned at him—definitely rude. His voice, however, despite its unwelcoming tone, was low and rich sounding, his subtle accent curling around the words when he spoke. I wanted to hear more than a few monosyllables from him, and to hear him say my name. “Aren’t your feet cold, Zachary?” He glanced down and shrugged, still facing the water, not even acknowledging the fact I knew his name. “Not really. I’m used to the cold.” I decided to try a different subject—maybe one that would open him up a little. “I saw your work at the gallery in town; you’re very gifted.” Again, he nodded. “Your Tempest painting is”—I searched for the right word—“exceptional.” “It’s not for sale.” Disappointed at his words, I studied his partially hidden profile. Again his jaw was covered in stubble, and all I could really see was his nose and the downturned set of his full mouth. Some wayward hair sticking out from his beanie was blowing in the wind; its color not easy to make out. I was sure it was dark, but I couldn’t see enough to determine if I was correct. I wanted to step forward, force him to look at me, but there was something about his tense stance that screamed “back off.” He was obviously uncomfortable with me being this close, so I remained where I was, even though I felt some bizarre sort of need to get closer. I had to struggle not to move beside him, slip my hand into his, and offer him some sort of comfort; to loosen the tense set of those broad shoulders. I shook my head at the strange urge. “Would you perhaps reconsider?” “No. Jonathon already inquired on your behalf. I have it on loan to the gallery as a personal favor. It’s not for sale—at any price.” I smiled, attempting to tease him. “Everything has its price, Zachary.” I wasn’t prepared for the venom in his voice when he spoke. “I’m fucking aware that’s the way most of the world works. I don’t conduct my life that way.” Then he turned and walked away, his long strides eating up the distance, his unbuttoned coat billowing out behind him. He whistled for Elliott, who dropped the stick from his mouth and chased after his master. Both Dixie and I stood staring at the retreating figures. Not once did Zachary pause or look back, while Elliott raced ahead of him. I waited until he had climbed the stairs and disappeared from sight, never taking my eyes off him. I blinked and looked over the water. Now I could say I had met my neighbor. That went well.

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Megan stood gazing at me, her head shaking slowly back and forth, but she didn’t move. “You don’t mean that.” Why wasn’t she listening to me? Why wasn’t she leaving? “Get out of my house. Leave.” I pointed to the door, making sure she understood. “Now.” “You wouldn’t send me out into a storm, Zachary. Your words are just empty threats to try and get me to hate you.” She came closer, her voice soothing and calm. I barked out a harsh laugh as I stepped back. “You should hate me.” “I don’t.” She edged forward again. I frowned at her. Why was she coming closer? She should be backing away; even if she knew I wouldn’t throw her out of the house, she should want to move as far away from me—from my hideous face—as possible. “What are you doing?” “I’m not afraid of you.” She moved forward, closing any remaining distance between us to mere inches. I tried to step back, but I had nowhere to go, my back hitting the stone of the fireplace. I dragged in a shaking breath, only to have my already overloaded senses fill with her warm scent, shutting my eyes as it settled around me like a soothing blanket. When I opened them a moment later, it was to her wide, dark gaze. There was no revulsion or pity in their depths; only a simple calm, beseeching stare. She looked vulnerable as we gazed at each other, the room around us ceasing to exist. Why was she looking at me like that? What did she want? “Zachary,” she whispered. It was too much. She was too close and too— I lifted my hands to push her away, except when they wrapped around the top of her arms, it was as if they had a mind of their own. Time seemed to stop as my fingers caressed the smooth, silky skin not covered by her T-shirt; the warmth of her burning through my fingers to my very core. My arms flexed as they dragged her closer until our faces were almost touching. Her hands held tightly to my loose sweater, bunching the fabric in her small fists so hard, I knew the cuts on her palms would reopen. I knew her blood would seep into the material, forever staining it with her essence. It didn’t matter; I couldn’t let go of her. I held her so close it was as if I was trying to mold her into my skin and make her part of my body. Her hot breath washed over my face, and I could hear my own ragged, harsh breaths filling the room. Still, neither of us said a word as we stared, clutching and holding each other, the heat between us burning brighter every second that passed. A small whimper escaped her lips, a pleading, needy sound and I was lost. My mouth covered hers roughly and I jerked her flush to me, not allowing a sliver of space between us. I groaned into her wet, warm mouth as I felt her hands slip into my hair, holding me close to her face. Her tongue was like silk on mine as we caressed and tasted, our tongues stroking and entwining. The taste of her was as sweet as I knew it would be, her lips as soft and her effect on me crippling. I plunged my hands into her hair, tilting her head to deepen the kiss, directing her where I needed her to go with my touch. Megan gripped me tighter as I claimed her; needing and wanting more. Her heart hammered powerfully in her chest, so I knew she could feel mine as well. Small sounds from deep in her throat filled my ears as I ravished her mouth, lost in the heat and wonder that was Megan.

Excerpt #3
“Don’t feel sorry for me,” I snapped. I hated pity. “I’m not feeling sorry for you. I said I was sorry people chose to be unkind because of your scars. There’s a difference,” she snapped right back. A dull flush tinged her cheeks, her eyes glinting and fiery with annoyance as she frowned at me. Despite her anger, I found her incredibly attractive and my lips quirked. “What?” she spat at me. I shook my head as I chuckled and grabbed the bottle of wine to top up our glasses. I might be low on food, but I never ran out of wine. “I was thinking how I wanted to capture you on film again, looking exactly like that.” “Like what?” “Like a kitten trying to act like a tiger. All growls and swipes of your little paws as you hiss at me, putting me in my place.” I reclined back, taking a deep swallow of my wine as I gazed at her over the rim of the glass. “You’re very sexy when you’re angry. Did you know that?” “Stop it.” “It’s true. Your eyes flash, and the color on your cheeks is sublime. Your glare, which I’m certain you mean to be angry, is more of a turn on than anything.” “I am angry at you. You twist everything I say.” I tilted my head in acknowledgment. “I know. It’s a bad habit I picked up after years of being lied to.” Lifting her hand, I kissed the knuckles. “I apologize. I’ll try harder.” I placed another kiss on her skin. “But I still want to capture you when you’re angry.” Rolling her eyes, she stood up, taking our empty plates. “Somehow, Zachary, I have a feeling you’ll get what you wish for without much effort.” She sighed as she walked to the sink. “You seem to be able to make me angry faster than anyone I’ve ever met.” I closed the distance between us in two large steps. Cupping the back of her neck, I brought her mouth to mine. “Anger is simply another form of passion,” I murmured against her lips. “A tiring one,” she returned in a whisper. “And I won’t ever lie to you.” “Everyone lies.” “No, they don’t. Whatever world you were in where they did, I’m glad you’re out of it.” She paused, frowning. “I’m glad you’re here—with me.” I didn’t want to talk anymore. I didn’t want to think about the past, or groceries, or even what was going to happen tomorrow. All I wanted was to lose myself with her again. To block out everything else. I picked her up, striding down the hall with her cradled in my arms, my mouth covering hers. She wanted me to be happy. Having her wrapped around me, buried inside her, made me happy.

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  My Cast of Characters for Beneath the Scars… Zachary Adams – Henry Cavill His eyes are so expressive and he has that sense of ruggedness about him that reminds me of Zachary. There is something strong about his demeanor and when he smiles it is like the sun coming out. He was the perfect choice.

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 Megan Greene Alexis Bledel That pretty next door look, with a beautiful smile. Add a few freckles and brown contacts, she is exactly #as I pictured Megan.

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Jared Cameron …Ryan Gosling Good looking and he knows it. He knows how to use it. I think he’d portray a great Jared with enough smarminess to give you the shivers.

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Karen Harper … Anne Hathaway Anne portrays that confident beauty Zach described. Sure of herself, outspoken and loyal. All traits I think she possesses.

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author logoMelanie Moreland lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her husband and four children. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them. Known as the quiet one with the big laugh, Melanie works for the sporting teams of a local university. Her (box) office job, while demanding, is rewarding as she cheers on her team to victory. While seriously addicted to coffee, and somewhat challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties and socialize, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip. Melanie delights in writing a good romance story with some bumps along the way, but is a true believer in happily ever after. When her head isn’t buried in a book, it is bent over a keyboard, furiously typing away as her characters dictate their creative story lines to her even more inspired tales, for all to enjoy.
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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Blog Tour: Brat by Alicia Michaels

I received a copy of Brat in exchange for my review.

After a summer fling, Chloe finds herself pregnant, but worse than that, the father of her baby moves into their house share. Chase just wants to pick up where he and Chloe left off, but for some reason she's pushing him away, though little does he realise it was because of the baby. As soon as Chloe tells him the two of them have to make difficult choices about what to do with the baby, as well as choices about their relationship, without letting anyone else catch on. Chloe's also worried about her roommate, Kinsley, who seems to be acting strange and getting thinner by the day, but is she too late to do anything about it?

Blog Tour: Entangled by Maddie James

I received a copy of Entangled in exchange for my review.

Jackson and Kari feel like they have known each other all of their lives, dreaming of each other at night, and yet they've never met and don't even know each others names. Kari's wedding is approaching, and though she doesn't love Tye, saving the farm and having political influence win out, and she knows that she should. But on her wedding day, Jackson arrives from the 18th century, stopping the wedding and saving Kari from a fate even she didn't realise. It soon becomes clear that the whole problem relates back to a curse put on Jackson's family by Tye's grandfather, Blackbeard, and the couple have to find a way to stay together despite it.

Blitz: Blue Dahlia by Vivian Winslow




Blue Dahlia
Vivian Winslow
Genre: Erotica
Release Date: October 16, 2014

Purchase: Amazon US 


Blue Dahlia is the first book in the second trilogy of Vivian Winslow's Gilded Flower series, featuring Lily Baron's free-spirited twin sister, Dahlia.

New York socialite Dahlia Baron is falling for her Latin lover, Rodrigo Cruz, the scion of the Mama Linda Latin foods empire, and hopes to take the relationship to the next level. But there's is a dark secret that she must deal with first in order to truly give her heart to him. When Dahlia visits the man from her past, will the undercurrents of her emotions let her go to Rodrigo or will they pull her back to the one person who stands between them?

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“Baby, you okay?” Rodrigo asks, tucking a stray strand of blond hair behind Dahlia’s ear.

She nods.

“You’ve been quiet since lunch.”

Dahlia stares vacantly at the painting in front of her. A Woman in the Sun—one of her personal favorites by Edward Hopper. She remembers taking a private tour of the Whitney Museum with her mother and sister Lily when she was six years old, and falling in love with his works. Something about the subject’s gaze filled her with a sense of curiosity. A desire to know the world through the artist’s eyes. That day, she picked up a sketchpad and didn’t put it down . . . until seven years ago.

Rodrigo runs his fingers down her cheek and gently lifts her chin to draw her gaze to him.

“Is it what your mom said?”

Dahlia shrugs.

“We don’t need your mother’s blessing. I thought it would be nice for her to get to know me, but in the end what she thinks doesn’t matter, does it?”

Dahlia shakes her head and smiles at Rodrigo. Any other man would’ve been intimidated by her mother or run off by her comments about Dahlia’s commitment issues. Ironic since it was her mother who brought them out in her. Besides, since meeting Rodrigo that day on Miami Beach, she knew in her heart he was the one for her. She firmly believed he was her second chance at love.

“You’re right, it doesn’t,” Dahlia says emphatically. She reaches up and caresses Rodrigo’s stubble that inevitably grows in every afternoon. Her heart skips a beat as she gazes into his dark eyes, and her desire begins to pool in her core. She stopped looking for her mother’s approval a long time ago. No reason why she should care now.

Grabbing his hand, she says, “Come with me.”





Vivian Winslow was born and raised in Southern California. Before becoming a writer, she made a career out of moving around the world every couple of years thanks to her husband’s job. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and two elementary school age children, and is grateful to finally have a place to call home for more than two years. New York is the perfect city to indulge her love of shopping, the arts and especially food.

If she’s not at home writing or running around the city with her kids, you’ll most likely find her indulging in pizza on the Lower East Side or having a cocktail at her favorite bar in Alphabet City. That said, she’s still a California girl at heart and would gladly trade in her heels for a pair of flip-flops to catch a sunset on the beach. .

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Synopsis:

Casey Williams and her family are poor. Her parents work non-stop and so does she, just so they can keep the trailer roof from leaking.
They’re getting by fine enough when the headaches start. Then there’s the nosebleeds. And the inevitable doctor’s bills.
Fortunately for Casey, there’s MyTrueMatch.com: an exclusive, quick, and almost easy way to pay it all back before her parents even have to know.
All she has to do is give a man she’s never met whatever he wants from her body.

Author Bio:
Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.
I've attached the book cover, some teasers, and ARCs, if you signed up for one, or just want to read it (if you've read the parts before, there's a new afterword from me in this version). : )

There's a book trailer that's private as of right now, but it'll be public by the time of the cover reveal:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNxBlixAYb8&list=UUDVYdYJ6eop-FceC5CpBWAw
I'm also trying to get supporters on Thunderclap for The Donor and I need 100 people by  October 30th, so if you could share this link, that would be awesome: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/16150-become-a-donor
Other Links!:
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Cover Reveal: Reluctantly in Love by Niecey Roy

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RELUCTANTLY IN LOVE, What’s Love??? Book Three, coming Fall 2014
available for preorder November 1
White picket fences and fairy tale endings just aren't in Roxanna Moss's vocabulary. Not that she'd have time for them anyway. With two jobs, Roxi is busy enough as it is without adding a man to the mix, let alone love.
It's too bad her friends think a man is just what Roxi needs--specifically a dose of Dr. Chase Walker.
But Chase was made for steamy sighs and holding hands and whispers in the dark. The kind of man who will never work out—and all her parents’ failed relationships are proof of that.
Knowing is one thing, but Chase’s piercing blue eyes and a smile that weakens her knees make it difficult to stay away. Not even solving a big-money mystery for her cousin’s PI firm can distract her from the sexy doctor who has her questioning everything she thought she knew about love.
~~ Other books in the What's Love??? series ~~
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"All the elements for a fun, sassy romance: a sexy hero and the unbreakable bond of sisterhood. Delightful!" ~Bestselling Author Kate Perry
~~ Blurb ~~
Imogen Gorecki has a problem—her twin sister just got engaged, and guess who’s the best man? That’s right, her scum-of-an-ex-boyfriend whom she caught cheating with a bottle-blonde, with fake breasts and a stripper’s flexibility. There’s a disturbing possibility her eyes will never recover.
Gen needs a date for the engagement party, but finding Mr. Perfect in a time crunch is proving impossible. Just when she’s about to give up, she face-plants into the crotch of the sexiest guy she’s ever met.
Matt Sesnick is everything Gen wants in a man —except he’s not interested in a relationship. Can she convince Matt to take another shot at love, or will Gen’s pregnant, hormonal older sister, her bridezilla twin, and all of her past Mr. Wrongs get in the way of their happily-ever-after?
~~ Another Shot At Love Links ~~
 
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Done With Love is a sexy RomCom I enjoyed from beginning to end…” Tobi Helton, Forget the Housework, I’m Reading. 
Once upon a time…
Bridal boutique owner, Alexis Gorecki, used to believe in happily-ever-afters—until prince charming turned into a toad.
Months after being blindsided by her own horrific wedding scandal, Lexie is desperately trying to keep her boutique afloat in the wake of all the bad publicity. Waging war against her evil almost-in-laws—the people who will stop at nothing to ruin her reputation—sounded much better in her head. Lexie's strawberries and cream personality really isn’t cut out for taser guns and blackmail.
To complicate matters, Lexie's first love is back in town with his sexy green eyes and out-of-control abs. He already broke her heart once before, the beast. Leo Moss has always been her weakness and he's made it perfectly clear what he wants. Can he convince Lexie she's not done with love just yet?
~~ Done With Love Links ~~


about the author
Niecey Roy knew she wanted to be a writer from a very young age, but her moment of enlightenment came after watching the movie You’ve Got Mail. It was then she realized her place in life, and happily parked her butt on writing romance. Her dream was to create sexy vixens, hunky, half-naked heroes, and above all, romance; lots and lots of butterflies in the belly, breathless first kisses and happily-ever-afters.
Most days she can be found at home at a cluttered desk, pounding her tired little fingers away on a keyboard with nothing but black pepper flavored sunflower seeds and Visine as her weapons for mass-romance-novel-creation. When her fingers need a break, you’ll find her at a table with friends, drinking a few martinis and showing off a new pair of (sometimes ridiculous) high heels. She’s usually the loudest at the table and most often the one snorting with laughter.   
~Niecey books~
Fender Bender Blues, a contemporary romantic comedy
Another Shot At Love, Book 1, a What’s Love??? novel, contemporary romantic comedy
Done With Love, Book 2, a What’s love??? novel, contemporary romantic comedy
Reluctantly In Love, Book 3, a What’s Love??? novel, contemporary romantic comedy, Fall 2014
Connect with Niecey!!!
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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Blog Tour: The Gladiator's Bride by Nhys Glover

I received a copy of The Gladiator's Bride in exchange for my review.

When Daedalus arrives at his new home he doesn't expect to love his Master's daughter like his own, but Marcia, who everyone thinks isn't right in the head, steals his heart from him. Encouraging her talent as an artist brings Daedalus happiness, and lets him see that Marcia is far from the simple minded little girl that everyone thinks she is. When a young boy, a year younger than Marcia arrives at the household, Daedalus encourages Marcia to become friends with the child. Marcia and Asterion become good friends, but growing up together can prove challenging, especially when the pair discover their attraction towards each other. Even knowing that a relationship between a slave and mistress was dangerous, the two can't help their love for each other, which have consequences neither of them could envisage.

Blog Tour: The Hot Lunch Omnibus by E R Pierce


 I received a copy of The Hot Lunch Omnibus in exchange for my review.

Samantha and Ryan have always admired each other, but when Ryan invites Samantha for lunch, she knows as well as he does that it isn't just food that he's after. Both of them have their demons, but slowly they come to terms with having each other. Their best friends, Katie and Philip, have developed an attraction to each other, and one night, when Katie gets bold, she invites Philip to her hotel room, little knowing what will happen.

Cover Reveal:

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RELUCTANTLY IN LOVE, What’s Love??? Book Three, coming Fall 2014
available for preorder November 1
White picket fences and fairy tale endings just aren't in Roxanna Moss's vocabulary. Not that she'd have time for them anyway. With two jobs, Roxi is busy enough as it is without adding a man to the mix, let alone love.
It's too bad her friends think a man is just what Roxi needs--specifically a dose of Dr. Chase Walker.
But Chase was made for steamy sighs and holding hands and whispers in the dark. The kind of man who will never work out—and all her parents’ failed relationships are proof of that.
Knowing is one thing, but Chase’s piercing blue eyes and a smile that weakens her knees make it difficult to stay away. Not even solving a big-money mystery for her cousin’s PI firm can distract her from the sexy doctor who has her questioning everything she thought she knew about love.


~~ Other books in the What's Love??? series ~~
covergif
 
"All the elements for a fun, sassy romance: a sexy hero and the unbreakable bond of sisterhood. Delightful!" ~Bestselling Author Kate Perry


~~ Blurb ~~
Imogen Gorecki has a problem—her twin sister just got engaged, and guess who’s the best man? That’s right, her scum-of-an-ex-boyfriend whom she caught cheating with a bottle-blonde, with fake breasts and a stripper’s flexibility. There’s a disturbing possibility her eyes will never recover.
Gen needs a date for the engagement party, but finding Mr. Perfect in a time crunch is proving impossible. Just when she’s about to give up, she face-plants into the crotch of the sexiest guy she’s ever met.
Matt Sesnick is everything Gen wants in a man —except he’s not interested in a relationship. Can she convince Matt to take another shot at love, or will Gen’s pregnant, hormonal older sister, her bridezilla twin, and all of her past Mr. Wrongs get in the way of their happily-ever-after?


~~ Another Shot At Love Links ~~
 
book2covergif
 
Done With Love is a sexy RomCom I enjoyed from beginning to end…” Tobi Helton, Forget the Housework, I’m Reading. 


Once upon a time…
Bridal boutique owner, Alexis Gorecki, used to believe in happily-ever-afters—until prince charming turned into a toad.
Months after being blindsided by her own horrific wedding scandal, Lexie is desperately trying to keep her boutique afloat in the wake of all the bad publicity. Waging war against her evil almost-in-laws—the people who will stop at nothing to ruin her reputation—sounded much better in her head. Lexie's strawberries and cream personality really isn’t cut out for taser guns and blackmail.
To complicate matters, Lexie's first love is back in town with his sexy green eyes and out-of-control abs. He already broke her heart once before, the beast. Leo Moss has always been her weakness and he's made it perfectly clear what he wants. Can he convince Lexie she's not done with love just yet?


~~ Done With Love Links ~~




about the author
Niecey Roy knew she wanted to be a writer from a very young age, but her moment of enlightenment came after watching the movie You’ve Got Mail. It was then she realized her place in life, and happily parked her butt on writing romance. Her dream was to create sexy vixens, hunky, half-naked heroes, and above all, romance; lots and lots of butterflies in the belly, breathless first kisses and happily-ever-afters.
Most days she can be found at home at a cluttered desk, pounding her tired little fingers away on a keyboard with nothing but black pepper flavored sunflower seeds and Visine as her weapons for mass-romance-novel-creation. When her fingers need a break, you’ll find her at a table with friends, drinking a few martinis and showing off a new pair of (sometimes ridiculous) high heels. She’s usually the loudest at the table and most often the one snorting with laughter.   

~Niecey books~
Fender Bender Blues, a contemporary romantic comedy
Another Shot At Love, Book 1, a What’s Love??? novel, contemporary romantic comedy
Done With Love, Book 2, a What’s love??? novel, contemporary romantic comedy
Reluctantly In Love, Book 3, a What’s Love??? novel, contemporary romantic comedy, Fall 2014
Connect with Niecey!!!
Niecey loves hearing from readers!!!