Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from WOLF WITH BENEFITS by Shelly Laurenston + #Giveaway

Originally from Long Island, New York, Shelly Laurenston has resigned herself to West Coast living, which involves healthy food, mostly sunny days, and lots of guys not wearing shirts when they really should. Shelly is also the New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken, creator of the Dragon Kin series. For more info about Shelly’s books go to www.shellylaurenston.com. Or to check out G.A.’s dangerously and arrogantly sexy dragons.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Tasty Book Tour: Excerpt from ONCE UPON A COWBOY by Maggie McGinnis + #Giveaway

Maggie McGinnis, USA Today Bestselling Author of Accidental Cowgirl and Driving Without a License, which was a finalist for Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award is a former high school English teacher, an accomplished musician, and a certified black belt, who lives in New England with her family.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

InkSlinger PR Tour: Excerpt from ON MY KNEES by J. Kenner

Meet J.Kenner, author of ON MY KNEES

Julie Kenner (aka J. Kenner and J.K. Beck) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over forty novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations,” J.K. writes a range of stories including super sexy romances, paranormal romance, chick lit suspense and paranormal mommy lit. Her foray into the latter, Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner, is in development as a feature film with 1492 Pictures.

Her most recent trilogy of erotic romances, The Stark Trilogy (as J. Kenner), reached as high as #2 on the New York Times list and is published in over twenty countries.

J.K. lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and several cats.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from SUMMER AT THE SHORE by V.K. Sykes + #Giveaway

V.K. Sykes is really two people – Vanessa Kelly and Randy Sykes, a husband and wife team who write USA Today Bestselling contemporary romance and also romantic suspense. Randy excels at plot and characterization, but tends to fall down on the job when it comes to that pesky old thing called emotion. That’s where Vanessa steps in. She usually writes the sex scenes too, since Randy is a bit uncomfortable when it comes to that sort of stuff. Vanessa also writes award-winning Regency-set historical romance for Kensington Zebra under her own name.

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Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from REMIND ME by Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers + #Giveaway

Though thousands of miles apart, Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers are in constant contact, plotting story lines and chatting about their love of alpha males, lemon drop martinis and British supermodel, David Gandy.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: Excerpt from YOURS ALL ALONG by Roni Loren

Meet Roni Loren, author of YOURS ALL ALONG

Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.

If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that's it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

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Tasty Book Tour: Excerpt from EXIT STRATEGY by Lena Diaz

Meet Lena Diaz, author of EXIT STRATEGY

Originally from Kentucky, romantic suspense author Lena Diaz also lived in California and Louisiana before settling in Northeast Florida with her husband, two children, and a Shetland Sheepdog named Sparky. A Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® finalist, she's won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense and has been a finalist for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award. She loves to watch action movies, garden, and hike in the beautiful Tennessee Smoky Mountains.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Tasty Book Tour: Excerpt from A GOOD ROGUE IS HARD TO FIND by Kelly Bowen + #Giveaway

Kelly Bowen grew up in Manitoba, Canada. She worked her way through her teenage years as a back country trail guide and ranch hand. She attended the University of Manitoba and earned a Master of Science degree in veterinary physiology and endocrinology.
But it was Kelly's infatuation with history and a weakness for a good love story that led her down the path of historical romance. When she is not writing, she seizes every opportunity to explore ruins and battlefields.
Currently, Kelly lives in Winnipeg with her husband and two boys, all of whom are wonderfully patient with the writing process. Except, that is, when they need a goalie for street hockey.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from THAT MAN OF MINE by Maria Geraci + #Giveaway

Maria Geraci writes contemporary romance and women’s fiction with a happy ending. The Portland Book Review called her novel, The Boyfriend of the Month Club, “immensely sexy, immensely satisfying and humorous.” Her fourth novel, A Girl Like You, was nominated for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA ® award. She lives in north Florida with her family, which includes a very needy chihuahua, an extremely needy dachshund and a not-so-needy cat (guess which one she likes best?).

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

{Kati #Review} Contemporary Romance: SUDDENLY ONE SUMMER by Julie James

Julie James needs to patent the meet-cute. Seriously. Patent that shit.

I was 100 pages into the book and Ford and Victoria still had not done IT. Yes, THAT it. But the sexual tension sizzled. There are two stories going on in this book: the main one—Ford and Victoria; the secondary—Ford's quest to find his sister's baby daddy who was a one night stand.

The things I enjoyed about this book are:
1. These characters are not in college
2. Do not have super angsty pasts
3. Yes Virginia, dating after 30 IS a possibility.
4. The plot twist that I totally didn't see coming which involved the baby daddy.

I feel like I'm slightly jaded by my recent reads (new adult or contemporary with angry, broken, whiny characters who are TSTL—hero AND heroine). Every time I read a Julie James book, I know that I'll get sexy, sweet, sassy, and lots of laughs.

The dialogue exchange between Ford and Victoria is hashtag conversation goals. They play off of each other beautifully. The sexual tension is there and those words are nothing but that slow burn of foreplay. And when the IT happens, IT HAPPENS. *fans self*

This book can be read as a standalone even though there are cameos from a few characters from previous books. If you haven't had a chance to read those, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! At least add them to your TBR list.

If you're looking for a fun, sexy, lol-tastic read amongst all the angst in your TBR pile, pick up SUDDENLY ONE SUMMER. It's a perfect beach read.

Genre: Contemporary
Page Count: 304 pages
Publisher: Jove (June 2, 2015)
Format: purchased paperback
Rating: 5 hearts
Suddenly One Summer

Divorce lawyer Victoria Slade has seen enough unhappy endings to swear off marriage forever. That doesn't mean she's opposed to casual dating—just not with her cocky new neighbor, who is as gorgeous and tempting as he is off-limits. But once she agrees to take on his sister's case, she's as determined to win as ever—even if that means teaming up with Ford…

Investigative journalist Ford Dixon is bent on finding the man who got his sister pregnant and left her high and dry. He's willing to partner with Victoria, despite the fact that the beautiful brunette gets under his skin like no other woman. He might not be looking to settle down, but there's no denying the scorching attraction between them. Still, the more time he spends with Victoria, the more he realizes that the one woman as skeptical about love as he is might be the only woman he could really fall for…

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tasty Book Tour: Excerpt from LAST FIRST KISS by Lia Riley + #Giveaway

Meet Lia Riley, author of LAST FIRST KISS

Lia Riley writes offbeat New Adult and Contemporary Adult romance. After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, she scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with a Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile and swilling XXXX with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments.

A British literature fanatic at heart, Lia considers Mr. Darcy and Edward Rochester as her fictional boyfriends. Her very patient husband doesn't mind. Much. When not torturing heroes (because c'mon, who doesn't love a good tortured hero?), Lia herds unruly chickens, camps, beach combs, daydreams about future books, wades through a mile-high TBR pile and schemes yet another trip. Right now, Icelandic hot springs and Scottish castles sound mighty fine.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

InkSlinger Tour: Excerpt from RAVAGED by Elisabeth Naughton

Meet Elisabeth Naughton, author of RAVAGED

Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal—Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A rabid reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned into a flame, and Naughton now writes full-time. Besides topping bestseller lists, her books have been nominated for some of the industry’s most prestigious awards, such as the RITA® and Golden Heart Awards from Romance Writers of America, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Golden Leaf Award. When not dreaming up new stories, Naughton can be found spending time with her husband and three children in their western Oregon home.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

{Kati #Review} Contemporary M/M: YOURS ALL ALONG by Roni Loren

Confession: I LOVE Roni Loren's Loving On the Edge series. Like, if I could marry it; I would. I occasionally read male/male romances and they're hit or miss for me. This one was a hit. Like, slap-your-ass-and-leave-a-palm-print-for-days hit.

It had me laughing, ugly crying, heart aching, full on emotional wreck once I swiped to the last page on my e-reader. And I tried swiping and swiping just hoping for more. Too bad for me, nothing there. *sigh*

Hunter and Devon were friends (the best of friends) in college, roommates at their frat, and eventual lovers behind closed doors. Devon is totally okay with who he is but Hunter is from a very conservative family and this leads to their breakup. The son of congressman with a guy? That would look really bad. Like most m/m stories I've read, this is the cause. One guy is ready to declare it to the world, one isn't and must make a choice.

The side story of Hunter getting married to a beauty queen had me a little pissed. I DID NOT like her. She was the type of girl who tests her man's loyalty through manipulation. I've known girls like this and it never ends well for anyone. The best thing she did for Hunter was suggest he ask Devon to be his best man at their wedding. I was 110% behind that (no pun intended, okay maybe a little) because Hunter and Devon's feelings haven't really cooled. I may or may not have been chanting 'kiss, kiss, kiss' while reading scenes where they interacted with each other.

If you're looking for a quick weekend read or looking into getting your feet wet in the male/male genre, try YOURS ALL ALONG. Fans of second chance romances or friends-to-lovers will also enjoy this story.

Now, when can I get my next Roni Loren fix?

Reviews for other books in series:
Crash Into You #1
Melt Into You #2
Fall Into You #3
Need You Tonight #5
Forever Starts Tonight #5.5

Series: Loving On the Edge #7.5
Genre: M/M
Page Count: 98 pages
Publisher: InterMix (June 16, 2015)
Format: ebook via Netgalley
Rating: 5 hearts
Yours All Along (Loving on the Edge, #6.5)

The new Loving on the Edge romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Nothing Between Us turns on the heat between two men who wonder how much they’re willing to risk in the name of love.

Four years after an accident tore their friendship apart, Hunter and Devon are living separate lives. Hunter is now the all-America hero—a congressman’s son and a pro pitcher in Houston preparing to marry his beauty-queen girlfriend. Devon is in Dallas running a new restaurant.

But when Hunter unexpectedly shows up in Devon’s bar, Devon can’t turn him away. Damn it if the man isn’t still gorgeous. But engaged? Hell no. All he’s doing for Devon is bringing back memories of their college-roommate days, and the night their relationship went too far. Turns out Hunter has never forgotten it either.

Now Devon can’t help but be drawn in all over again by the only guy who’s ever gotten close enough to break his heart. Maybe one more night together would be enough for both of them to finally move on. Or maybe one night will change everything…

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