Monday, March 31, 2014

{Jamie #Review} Erotica Romance: Beyond Jealousy by Kit Rocha

Series: The Beyond Series #4
Genre: Erotica
Format: eARC provided by author
Length: 301 pages
Publisher: Kit Rocha (March 15, 2014)

She’s been looking for the perfect man. She found two.

When Rachel Riley sacrificed a life in Eden to protect the O’Kanes, she earned her place in the powerful Sector Four gang. But the former crime princess is tired of being everyone’s sweet little sister . It’s time for her to get wild, to embrace her fantasies as only an O’Kane can—with a delicious exiled soldier and the gang’s wickedly sinful tattoo artist.

A saint...
Lorenzo Cruz is a warrior, taught by his commanding officers in Eden that involvement equals distraction. Emotion is a liability, and desire a sin. In Sector Four, he finds decadence, shameless sex—and his own dark urges. No battle strategy prepared him for how Rachel makes his heart race…or the way his rival for her affections sets his blood on fire.

...and a sinner.
Ace Santana has a dirty reputation and a mind to match, especially where his new lovers are concerned. He’s eager to help Cruz embrace his dominant side, and to explore the lines between pleasure and pain with Rachel. But corrupting them quickly becomes an obsession, a need he can’t deny—and a love he never imagined.

Three hearts on the line means a hundred ways their ménage a trois could go wrong. After all, even O’Kanes do forever two-by-two. One of them could be the missing piece that makes them all whole…or a temporary diversion destined for a broken heart.

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Studio Smexy Saturdays: Spotlight on Jackie Barbosa

Today’s Studio Smexy Saturday is going in a bit of a different direction. We won’t have any behind-the-scenes, cover reveals, author interviews or anything of that sort.

It has been said that the romance community is the most supportive and generous of all the genre communities. Whether it’s coming together to help hurricane victims, a yearly auction for diabetes research, or to help a well known author or blogger through a tough time. This community is definitely all sorts of amazing.

Last week one of our beloved authors, Jackie Barbosa, lost her seventeen-year-old son in a car accident. Although most of us will never be able to understand the depth of her and her family’s pain, Jackie’s loss is also our loss. We grieve for her and with her.

Today, in support of Jackie, the very talented author, we are featuring some of Jackie’s books. One of them is a free read called THE REIVER. This features a Studio Smexy image (since we’re still going with the Studio Smexy Saturday theme.)

Duncan Maxwell, laird of Lochmorton Castle, gets the shock of his life when he discovers the reiver captured in a raid on his lands is not a boy, but a young woman. Although she flatly refuses to tell him her name or how she came to be riding with a raiding party, Duncan cannot countenance imprisoning a woman in his dungeon but neither can he release her without compensation. Unable to ransom her back to her family, he treats her as an honored - though exceptionally well-supervised - guest. He takes to calling her Reva and determines to seduce the truth of her identity from her. There’s just one problem - the reiver may steal his heart before he can reveal her secrets.

This story was originally published in the Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance.

For a limited time, this book is priced at $2.99 for your e-reader.

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Forbidden fantasies and hidden pleasures are waiting. Enter the Red Door, a most exclusive brothel, where men enjoy all the sins of the flesh and women surrender to their own secret desires. . . 

"Wickedly Ever After"
Known for his wicked ways, the Marquess of Grenville is far from marriage material. But when Miss Eleanor Palmer tries to tell him so, she quickly finds the heat of his kiss melting her determination to say "no" into an uncontrollable desire to say "yes. . ."

"Scandalously Ever After"
Most men who visit the Red Door brothel enjoy sampling the variety of feminine delights, so Calliope is surprised when Captain Jack Prescott claims her for a week of passion. But satisfying his every sexual desire provides them both with complete carnal pleasure. . .

"Sinfully Ever After"
Lady Jane St. Clair loves her fiance, but Gerard Nash is a notorious rake who likes adventurous women. Wanting to show him just how bold she can be, Jane masquerades as a young ingenue at the Red Door where she and Gerard experience sinfully erotic ecstasy. .

Other books by Jackie:
Nine Ladies Dancing [historical] FREE
Grace Under Fire [historical menage]
Comrades in Arms [historical menage]
Skin In the Game [Contemporary Erotic]

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Jenn, our fearless Studio Smexy leader, wrote a post about Jackie on her blog.

A memorial fund has also been set up in her son’s name. Details to donate can be found here. Any and all donation amounts are greatly appreciated.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Forever Romance Tour: Excerpt from A Match Made In Texas by Katie Lane + #Giveaway (US)

Meet Katie:
Katie Lane is the USA Today bestselling author of the Deep in the Heart of Texas and Hunk for the Holiday series. Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and when she isn't writing, enjoys reading, going to the gym, golfing, traveling, or just snuggling next to her high school sweetheart and cairn terrier Roo.

Connect with Katie: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Cover Reveal: Excerpt from Wild Dream by Donna Grant + #Giveaway

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Donna Grant has been praised for her "totally addictive" and "unique and sensual" stories. She's the author of more than twenty novels spanning multiple genres of romance. Her latest acclaimed series, Dark Warriors, features a thrilling combination of Druids, primeval gods, and immortal Highlanders who are dark, dangerous, and irresistible. She lives with her husband, two children, a dog, and three cats in Texas.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Xpresso Book Tour: Spotlight on Taken With You by Shannon Stacey + #Giveaway (US/CA)

Meet Shannon:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shannon Stacey lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her two favorite activities are writing stories of happily ever after and riding her four-wheeler. From May to November, the Stacey family spends their weekends on their ATVs, making loads of muddy laundry to keep Shannon busy when she’s not at her computer. She prefers writing to laundry, however, and considers herself lucky she got to be an author when she grew up.

Connect with Shannon: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Blog Tour: Spotlight on Beyond Jealousy by Kit Rocha + #Giveaway

Meet Kit:
Kit Rocha is actually two people—Bree & Donna, best friends who are living the dream. They get paid to work in their pajamas, talk on the phone, and write down all the stories they used to make up in their heads.

Beyond Shame was their first dystopian erotic romance. They also write paranormal romance as Moira Rogers.

Connect with Kit: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Moira Rogers | Bree | Donna

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

LitConnect Blog Tour: Excerpt from Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom by Vanessa Kelly + #Giveaway (US/CA)

Meet Vanessa:
Vanessa Kelly is a nationally bestselling author who was named by Booklist, the review journal of the American Library Association, as one of the "New Stars of Historical Romance." Her sensual, Regency-set historical romances have been nominated for awards in a number of contests, and her second book, Sex and The Single Earl, won the prestigious Maggie Medallion for Best Historical Romance. Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard, the first book in her new Renegade Royals Series, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Vanessa also writes USA Today Bestselling contemporary romance with her husband, under the pen name of V.K. Sykes.

Connect with Vanessa: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest | Jaunty Quills

InkSlinger PR: No Regrets Boxed Set by Lauren Blakely + #Giveaway

Lauren Blakely's No Regrets Box Set is now live, and we have all the details for you! There's a fantastic giveaway, and...A SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT from Lauren! Check it all out below and then enter the giveaway!

 The No Regrets Box Set is just $.99 RIGHT NOW! But don't wait!
This price is for a limited time only!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

{Kati #Review} New Adult Contemporary: Beyond Me by Jennifer Probst

BEYOND ME by Jennifer Probst
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Series: Sex on the Beach #3
Format: Kindle file
Length: 150 pages
Publisher: Jennifer Probst (March 4, 2014)

Spring break in Key West with my besties was supposed to be casual fun. But I never expected to meet James Hunt. Sex and frolic? Yes! A relationship? No. But his hot blue eyes and confident manner drew me in. And when he let me see the man behind the mask, I fell hard, foolishly believing there could be a future for us. Of course I never considered our relationship might be based on lies…or that his betrayal could rock my foundation and make me question everything I believed in…

The moment I saw Quinn I knew I had to have her. She hooked me with her cool eyes and don’t touch me attitude. I had it all, money, social status, and looks. I could get any girl I wanted…until her. When my friends challenged me with a bet to get her into bed by the end of the week, I couldn’t pass it up. But sex wasn’t supposed to turn into love. She wasn’t supposed to change me, push me, and make me want more for myself. She wasn’t supposed to wreck me in all ways. And now, if I can’t turn my lies into truth, I just might lose her forever…

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Monday, March 24, 2014

{Kati #Review} New Adult Contemporary: Before You by Jenna Bennett

BEFORE YOU by Jenna Bennett
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Series: Sex on the Beach #2
Format: Kindle file
Length: 159 pages
Publisher: Jenna Bennett (March 4, 2014)

It’s all fun and games

I had a simple plan for spring break.

Sun, sand, and a hot guy. Sex on the beach, with no strings attached.

A chance to get rid of this pesky virginity once and for all.

And when I met Tyler McKenna, I thought I had it made.

Until someone gets hurt.

But then girls started turning up at Key West landmarks. Girls who looked like me, but with one crucial difference: They’d all been drugged and relieved of their virginity.

The virginity I still have. The virginity Ty refuses to take.

And now I’ve begun to wonder whether there isn’t more to him than meets the eye.

Suddenly, sex on the beach doesn’t sound so good anymore…

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{Kati #Review} New Adult Contemporary: Between Us by Jen McLaughlin

BETWEEN US by Jen McLaughlin
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Series: Sex on the Beach #1
Format: Kindle file
Length: 160 pages
Publisher: Jen McLaughlin (March 4, 2014)

I’m just a girl…
I’m a famous country star who’s spent her life cultivating a good girl persona to avoid bad press, but I’ve reached my limit. I’m going away for spring break with my two best friends from college, and we’ve vowed to spend the vacation seeking out fun in the sun—along with some hot, no-strings-attached sex. The only thing I needed was the perfect guy, and then I met Austin Murphy. He might be totally wrong for me, but the tattooed bad boy is hard to resist. When I’m in his arms, everything just feels right.

And I’m just a guy…
I’m just a bartender who lives in Key West, stuck in an endless cycle of boredom. But then Mackenzie Forbes, America’s Sweetheart herself, comes up to me and looks at me with those bright green eyes…and everything changes. She acts like she’s just a normal girl and I’m just a normal guy, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. My past isn’t pretty, you know. I did what I had to do to survive, and she’d run if she learned the truth about my darkness. But with her, I’m finally realizing what it’s like to be alive. To laugh, live, and be happy.

All good things must come to an end…

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Sunday, March 23, 2014



***Please note: All winners have been contacted via email.***

Lily B.
THE DARK AFFAIR by Maire Claremont

Christina M.M.
ebook of RIDING DESIRE anthology from Roni Loren

Natasha D.
BY INVITATION ONLY by Kate McKinley (all 3 novellas in 1 paperback)

Diane S
paperback copy NEVER ENTICE AN EARL by Lily Dalton

Diane J.
paperback copy WHAT A RECKLESS ROGUE NEEDS by Vicky Dreiling

Adriana R
ebook copy of PASSIONATELY YOURS by Cara Elliott

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Studio Smexy Saturdays: EXCLUSIVE COVER REVEAL—Absolute Surrender Formerly Known As #Twitchy by Jenn LeBlanc + #Giveaway (US/International)

Hey peeps. It’s been a while since we’ve done some Studio Smexy Saturday posts here and today, we’ve got HUGE ASS NEWS. The founder of Studio Smexy/Illustrated Romance has finally finished book two and she’s sharing the cover for it.

*pets* Isn’t it purty?

Okay, let’s backtrack...Two years ago, an illustrated romance called THE RAKE AND THE RECLUSE showed up in our inbox. This book was about two brothers—broken into two stories, serialized in six parts (before serial novels were cool, yeah, she was ahead of the curve)—who fall in love with headstrong women. They are literally brought down to their knees *wink wink* Anyway, it had these GORGEOUS images inside. Nothing dirty. Okay, a totally wet, half naked guy but who hasn’t seen that on a book cover?

Friday, March 21, 2014

Tasty Book Tours: Spotlight on Moonlight On My Mind by Jennifer McQuiston + #Giveaway

Meet Jennifer:
A veterinarian and infectious disease researcher by training, Jennifer McQuiston has always preferred reading romance to scientific textbooks. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, their two girls, and an odd assortment of pets, including the pony she promised her children if mommy ever got a book deal. Jennifer can be reached via her website at or followed on Twitter @jenmcqwrites.

Connect with Jennifer: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Thursday, March 20, 2014

LitConnect Blog Tour: Excerpt from Come Home To Me by Brenda Novak + #Giveaway

Meet Brenda:
Brenda sold her first book, and the rest is history.  A New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of fifty novels, Brenda Novak has been nominated for a prestigious Rita Award three times and won The National Reader's Choice Award, the Bookbuyer's Best, the Bookseller's Best, the Writer Touch Reader Award, the Golden Quill, the Hold Medallion and the Award of Excellence, among others.

Brenda and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento and are the proud parents of five children—three girls and two boys. When she’s not spending time with her family or writing, Brenda is usually working on her annual fund-raiser for diabetes research—an online auction held on her Web site every May. To date, she has raised over $2 million for this cause.

Connect with Brenda: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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