Wednesday, April 30, 2014

InkSlinger PR: Meet Van from Last Second Chance by Caisey Quinn + #Giveaway



{Kati Mini #Review} Historical Romance: The Unexpected Duchess by Valerie Bowman

THE UNEXPECTED DUCHESS by Valerie Bowman
Series: Playful Brides #1
Genre: Historical
Format: paperback from publisher
Length: 368 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (April 29, 2014)

In This Battle of Wits
Lady Lucy Upton’s tongue may be too sharp to attract suitors but her heart is good, and when her painfully shy friend Cassandra needs help she devises a brilliant scheme to help her discourage an unwanted suitor, the Duke of Claringdon. Lucy will hide behind the hedgerow and tell Cass just what to say to discourage the duke…but it turns out that he’s made of sterner stuff than either of them anticipated. And Lucy is shocked to discover that tangling with the tenacious man is the most fun she’s had in ages.

Kisses Are the Best Weapon
Lord Derek Hunt made a promise to his dying friend to marry the demure Cassandra, and for a man who wants nothing more than peace and quiet after the horrors of war, she’ll make the perfect bride. If only the impudent Miss Upton will let him court the girl! Doing battle is the last thing on his mind, but bantering with Lucy behind the bushes is too tempting to resist. And the spoils of this war just may be true love…


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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

InkSlinger PR Release Day Blitz: Spotlight on Out Of Mind by Jen McLaughlin + #Giveaway (US)


Meet Jen:
Jen McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She writes steamy New Adult books for the young and young at heart. Her first release, Out of Line, came out September 2013. She also writes bestselling Contemporary Romance under the pen name Diane Alberts.Since receiving her first contract offer under the pen name Diane Alberts, she has yet to stop writing. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

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Tasty Book Tours: Two Dukes and A Scandal Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway


Meet Caroline:
Caroline Linden was born a reader, not a writer. She earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer software before turning to writing fiction. Ten years, twelve books, two Red Sox championships, and one dog later, she has never been happier with her decision. Her books have won the NEC Reader’s Choice Beanpot Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, and RWA’s RITA Award. Since she never won any prizes in math, she takes this as a sign that her decision was also a smart one.

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Meet Laura:
Laura Lee Guhrke spent seven years in advertising, had a successful catering business, and managed a construction company before she decided writing novels was more fun. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Laura has penned over twenty historical romances. Her books have received many award nominations, and she is the recipient of romance fiction’s highest honor: the Romance Writers of America RITA Award. She lives in the Northwest with her husband (or, as she calls him, her very own romance hero), along with two diva cats and a Golden Retriever happy to be their slave.

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Meet Gayle:
After a detour through fitness instructing and computer programming, Gayle Callen found the life she’d always dreamed of as a romance writer. This USA Today bestselling author has written more than eighteen historical romances for Avon Books, and her novels have won the Holt Medallion and the Laurel Wreath Award.

Gayle lives in Central New York with her three children, her dog, Apollo, and her husband, Jim the Romance Hero.

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Forever Romance Sweet and Sassy Blog Tour with Hope Ramay and Molly Cannon + #Giveaway (US)


Meet Hope:
Hope Ramsay grew up on the North Shore of Long Island, but every summer Momma would pack her off under the care of Aunt Annie to go visiting with relatives in the midlands of South Carolina. Her extended family includes its share of colorful aunts and uncles, as well as cousins by the dozens, who provide the fodder for the characters you'll find in Last Chance, South Carolina. She's a two-time finalist in the Golden Heart and is married to a good ol' Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her heroes. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia, where you can often find her on the back deck, picking on her thirty-five-year-old Martin guitar.

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Meet Molly:
Molly lives a charmed life in Texas with hernearly perfect husband and extremely large cat Nelson. When she's not writing, she spends her days reading, taking dance classes with the hubby and watching all kinds of sports.

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Forever Romance Release Week Blitz: Excerpt from Never Entice An Earl by Lily Dalton + #Giveaway (US)


Meet Lily:
Lily Dalton grew up as an Army brat, moving from place to place. Her first stop after relocating was always the local library, where she could hang out with familiar friends: Books! Lily has an English degree from Texas A&M University and after graduation worked as a legal assistant in the fields of accident reconstruction and litigation. She now lives in Houston, Texas, with her family. When she isn't at work on her next manuscript, she spends her time trying out new recipes, cheering on her favorite Texas football teams and collecting old dishes, vintage linens and other fine "junque" from thrift stores and flea markets.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

LitConnect Blog Tour: Excerpt from To Charm A Naughty Countess by Theresa Romain + #Giveaway (International)


Meet Theresa:
Historical romance author Theresa Romain pursued an impractical education that allowed her to read everything she could get her hands on. She then worked for universities and libraries, where she got to read even more. Eventually she started writing, too. She lives with her family in the Midwest.

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InkSlinger PR: Excerpt from Night After Night by Lauren Blakely + #Giveaway


Meet Lauren:
Lauren Blakely Author PicLauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. Her novels include Caught Up In UsPretending He’s MinePlaying With Her Heart, and Trophy Husband. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

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Spotlight on Out Of Control by Nina Croft + #Giveaway


Meet Nina:
Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia, which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of nine-to-five work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain. Nina writes all types of romance, often mixed with elements of the paranormal and science fiction.

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Winners


CONGRATS TO:

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

Barbara
NIGHT OF PLEASURE by Delilah Marvelle (Kindle book)

Patty
Stephanie
Alexandra
Jenny
Pat

Absolute Surrender swag

Tawnya
Melody

ABSOLUTE SURRENDER by Jenn LeBlanc (Kindle book)

Jen
iHeartBigBooks

Studio Smexy swag


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Saturday, April 26, 2014

{Kati #Review} New Adult Contemporary: Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

SWEET FILTHY BOY by Christina Lauren
Series: Wild Seasons #1
Genre: Contemporary Erotic
Format: ebook via Netgalley
Length: 416 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books (May 13, 2014)

The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player starts a brand new story of friends, love, and lust with Book One of the Wild Seasons series.

One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him.

But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation—and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out—Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume—her sweet, filthy fling—to France for the summer and just…play.

When feelings begin to develop behind the provocative roles they take on, and their temporary masquerade adventures begin to feel real, Mia will have to decide if she belongs in the life she left because it was all wrong, or in the strange new one that seems worlds away.


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Stock Up Saturday: Freebies


Put away those pocket books and grab these free reads. Please note that prices can change without notice.


Friday, April 25, 2014

Tasty Book Tours Guest Post: Falling For Owen by Jennifer Ryan + #Giveaway


Meet Jennifer:
JENNIFER RYAN, author of The Hunted Series, writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances.

Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isn’t writing a book, she’s reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home, and how late dinner is to the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.

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{Heather #Review} Erotic Romance: Forbidden Fruit Volume 2 anthology by Kasey Millstead, Adriane Leigh, Lisa Edward, Vicki Green, Roxy Queen, Liv Morris, Jessica Ingro, Amalie Silver, Penny Reid and Nikki Worrell

FORBIDDEN FRUIT VOLUME 2 by Kasey Millstead, Adriane Leigh, Lisa Edward, Vicki Green, Roxy Queen, Liv Morris, Jessica Ingro, Amalie Silver, Penny Reid and Nikki Worrell
Genre: Erotic
Format: ebook from author
Length: 536 pages
Publisher: Bolero Books, LLC (April 14, 2014)

Dancing with Desire by Kasey Millstead
The rules are clear:
No sex with the patrons.
Dance like no one’s watching.
Fuck them with your eyes.
Make love to them with your moves.
But, no sex with the patrons. Ever.
Why is it, when someone tells you not to do something…or someone…you immediately want to do what they told you not to?
In Ana’s case, that someone is Ethan Faulkner. Rich, sexy and confident, and a patron of the exclusive gentleman’s club where she works as a dancer.
Will Ana play by the rules, or will Ethan have her Dancing with Desire?

Sins of the Flesh by Adriane Leigh
She walked into his church wounded and seeking solace, what she didn't expect to find was temptation so sharp and sweet under one snow-white collar.
Their relationship was never innocent.
From the beginning, their attraction was combustible; the magnetism all-consuming; the sexual tension explosive, begging them to succumb to their dark desire in . . . sins of the flesh.

Duty of Care by Lisa Edward
For Toni Masters, moving from a small country town to the city, to pursue her nursing career, is a dream come true. But her first day on North Ward is not what she had hoped for.
Toni’s first patient encounter is with twenty-six year old Michael Davidson, or Harley as he is known to his friends. Harley is difficult and miserable being stuck in a hospital bed, and only seems happy when he has the nurses running in circles. But all Harley’s efforts to antagonize the new nurse, only make Toni push back and give as good as she gets.
A mutual respect is born along with a growing attraction, and Toni vows to do all she can to make Harley’s stay in North Ward as comfortable as possible.
But how far will Toni take her duty of care?

Her Secret Service by Liv Morris
When a hot Secret Service agent meets a beautiful nymphomaniac, rules are broken.

Cammie Douglas is a spoiled and promiscuous beauty who's completely out of control. She attends Southern Methodist University where her life revolves around finding her next hook-up. Her father, Senator Anthony Douglas is a candidate for President and fears his "little" girl's latest public scandal could damage his campaign. He bribes Secret Service agent Jude Warner into watching Cammie and hopefully reining in her careless behavior.

Jude is dark and handsome, the silent-type, trained to live a life of control and regiment. When he meets Cammie, Jude fights a raw sexual attraction to her making his life both heaven and hell. Naughty Cammie is determined to have him join her on the wild side by playing a game of sexual seduction. Can Jude resist his desire to possess Cammie? Or will he sacrifice everything he stands for to be with her?

Burning Desire by Vicki Green
A young eighteen year old Riley Morris has been in a nursing program for almost a year now but little did she know she would soon be living in a mansion with Parker Wright, a thirty five year old sexy man and taking care of his dying bedridden wife. Parker has made it no secret to Riley of his desire for her once she moves in but she’s trying not to give in to her own desire for him with the guilt of situation that has her there but can she? Will she?

What Mother Doesn't Know by Nikki Worrell
Gabriella Tuttle is a 19 year old girl who works for her step-father’s construction company. She lives at home with her mother and step-father, Sofia and Rick Jameson. They were a happy family until 2 years ago when Sofia fell in with the wrong crowd in an effort to recapture her youth.

At the age of 37, Rick has had enough. He’s done with Sofia’s abusive behavior. He’s done watching her lying around the house, strung out on the drug of the week. But he is not willing to leave Gabriella alone with her. As wrong as he knows it is, Rick has had an unhealthy attraction to his step-daughter from the time she started high school.

Now that Gabby’s an adult, and Rick’s ready to get Sofia out of his life, dare he make the move to become something other than a step-father to Gabby? His mind isn’t so sure, but his body has been ready for years.

The Taste of Mr. Davenport by Jessica Ingro
Carter Davenport has watched his daughter’s best friend Claire come out of her shell over the last two years. And what has been exposed has him more than intrigued. He’d like nothing more than to peel back her layers and devour what’s underneath, but Claire is officially off limits to him.

When Claire Reynolds met Elisa Davenport during her first year of college, she never dreamed she'd one day find herself having an illicit affair with Elisa's unbelievably sexy father. Now that she’s had a mouthwatering sample, she wants more. After all, one taste is never enough…

One promising summer vacation leads to stolen glances, erotic touches and steamy encounters neither can forget. Like all things taboo, will their relationship have an expiration date? Or will Claire show Carter they are more than just a forbidden romance?

Wicked, Wicked, Wicked Witch, by Penny Reid
Maleficent Taylor has a problem, she’s a witch who is infatuated with a prince. She’s not a real witch, but she does play one at the largest theme park in the world. This prince, however, is strictly off limits and he has been since their families clashed eight years ago, ending with her parents divorced and her brother in jail. In life and in the movies, the beautiful princess always ends up with the handsome prince, and the witch always loses. But, much to Maleficent’s dismay and surprise, fate has thrown them together in a rainstorm, and everyone knows what happens when a witch gets wet.


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Thursday, April 24, 2014

InkSlinger PR Release Day Blitz: Slowly We Trust by Chelsea M. Cameron


Meet Chelsea:
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013)

Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, Listen coming out in 2014.

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Spotlight and Excerpt from Broken by Lauren Layne

Lauren Layne, the author of the hit New Adult romance Isn’t She Lovely, and Random House’s Flirt imprint, is thrilled to share a first look at BROKEN, her upcoming New Adult romance, and spotlight her gorgeous new cover!

Meet Lauren:
Lauren Layne is a snarky smartass with a serious weakness for happily ever afters.

Marrying her high school sweetheart was a good start. *cue Disney soundtrack.*

But Lauren wanted all romance, all the time.

Now she writes fictional happy endings, and considers her job done well if you swoon while reading her books.

Don't worry. You will.

Once upon a time she lived in a Manhattan high-rise, but now she's on the laid-back train in the Seattle area. If you ever find yourself in Issaquah, she'll probably buy you a drink. Maybe.

Connect with Lauren: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


Tasty Book Tours Cover Reveal: The Night Belongs to Fireman by Jennifer Bernard + #Giveaway


Meet Jennifer:
Jennifer Bernard is a graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academics, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to … well, any other books. She left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She’s no stranger to book success, as she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name not to be mentioned at family gatherings.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

InkSlinger PR: Matchmaking Blitz for Searching For Perfect by Jennifer Probst + Giveaway


Meet Jennifer:
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.

She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers.

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{Heather #Review} Contemporary Romance: Searching for Perfect by Jennifer Probst

SEARCHING FOR PERFECT by Jennifer Probst
Series: Searching For #2
Genre: Contemporary
Format: ebook via Netgalley
Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books (April 29, 2014)

The up-and-coming matchmaking agency Kinnections is the hottest thing to hit Verily, New York—just like Kennedy Ashe, social director for the service she owns with her two best girlfriends. A coach, consultant, and cheerleader rolled into one super-sizzling package, Kennedy creates dream dates, encourages singles to shine, and never refuses a challenge—not even Nate Ellison Raymond Dunkle, rocket scientist, nerd extraordinaire, and Kennedy’s newest client.

Kennedy vows to work her magic and transform this hot mess in a lab coat with a disastrous relationship track record into the most wanted man on the Verily dating scene. If only she could turn the wand on herself . . .

Though she radiates confidence and sex appeal, Kennedy harbors deep-seated insecurities from a tormented past and lifelong struggle with weight issues. When she realizes she and Nate are cut from the same cloth and might be perfect together, can Kennedy learn to let her heart lead the way? Or will her fears sentence her to the sidelines as Nate finds love—with someone else?


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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

InkSlinger PR Release Day Launch: East of Ecstasy by Laura Kaye + #Giveaway (ebooks)

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We are so excited it's release day for Laura Kaye's EAST OF ECSTASY! EAST OF ECSTASY is the final book in her Hearts of the Anemoi Series. See below for a note from Laura and an excerpt!!

East of Ecstasy

Spotlight on Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren + Giveaway


Unf. We were tardy to the Beautiful Bastard party but once we got on that sexy train, we couldn't stop reading ALLLLL of them. The amazing duo of Christina and Lauren has a new series and the first book, SWEET FILTHY BOY releases May 13th. We have to wait until November for the second book in the series *sob* but until then, we can re-read the Beautiful Bastard series.

Meet Christina and Lauren:
Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates and brain-twins, Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, NYT/USA Today/#1 International bestselling authors of several Young Adult and Adult Fiction titles. Some of their books have kissing. Some of their books have A LOT of kissing.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Tasty Book Tours: Spotlight on Line Drive by Erin Lindsey Maurer #Giveaway


Meet Erin:
Erin Lindsey Maurer grew up surrounded by stories. She made up stories about well everything and often got caught reading under her covers with a flashlight. Today, she is still cooking up tales, with a spicier spin. Line Drive is the first title in her Philadelphia Liberty series, celebrating the boys of baseball and the women they love.

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{Chanpreet #Review} Contemporary Romance: Wild About Her Wingman by Robin Bielman

WILD ABOUT HER WINGMAN by Robin Bielman
Genre: Contemporary
Series: Secret Wishes #3
Format: ebook from publisher
Length: 268 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Bliss (April 14, 2014)

Erin Watters is her small town’s resident wild child—she doesn’t do boring, and after having her heart annihilated, she definitely doesn’t do relationships. Her friends have other ideas, though, and when they throw down a matchmaking challenge, impulsive Erin can’t ignore it. Even when the annoyingly hot Troy Strieber accepts the matchmaker role…

As a rescue paramedic, Troy’s used to watching out for people. Never mind the bet he made with his buddy to play Erin’s wingman. But the more time he spends with the sexy, charismatic woman, the more he discovers a side of her she doesn’t let many see. Soon what started as an innocent game of matchmaking has them both thinking about the person right under their nose. But Troy’s a play-it-safe guy, and he won’t let a woman who lives for risk ever steal his heart.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Xpresso Book Tour Blitz: Dark and Deadly Anthology + #Giveaway (ebook)

Eight hot paranormal romances by New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors. Alpha-male bad boys will fulfill your darkest, most deadliest desires in these stories about shifters, werewolves, vampires, magic, special powers and other realms. But only if you dare…


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