Sunday, May 31, 2015

{Lisa #Review} Erotic Romance: CARNAL BEGINNINGS by Reily Garrett

CARNAL BEGINNINGS by Reily Garrett
Genre: Erotic
Length: 229 pages
Publisher: eXtasy Books (December 7, 2014)
Format: ebook provided by Reading Alley
Rating: 3 hearts
Carnal Beginnings

Adara’s enigmatic and sexy boss asks her a simple question. “How are you going to celebrate your twenty-first birthday?” Sounds innocent enough, until he suggests she go to Ambrosia, the infamous BDSM club. To volunteer for scars and bruises is not on her to-do list. Yet when Julien invades her personal space, her body goes into panic mode and fails to respond appropriately. Since her adoptive parents died six years ago, she’s endured horrific tortures at the hands of her sadistic and perverted uncle and cousin.

Her long-awaited birthday, and inheritance, are days away. She longs for and plans to escape.

Julien Crofton is an ex-Special Forces private investigator. Since hiring Adara six months ago, her subtle signs of ongoing abuse have tied him in knots. And not the good kind. Time and again, he’s encouraged her to open up and talk to him. After disastrous results in a previous case where a client refused his help, he’s determined history won’t repeat itself. Surely he could help her and keep his heart intact. The fact she’s as beautiful as sin should have no bearing on his intent to teach her to not fear men. When he resorts to an underhanded tactic to crack her invisible suit of armor, he’s unprepared for the tidal wave of lust and protectiveness that swamps him.

Even while evading her family and an unknown psychopathic stalker, passion ignites. In progressive increments, Julien kindles her spark of infatuation into a raging inferno. Can Adara learn that perhaps not all men are evil and maybe…whips can be fun?

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Forever Romance Tour: Excerpt from DEAREST ROGUE by Elizabeth Hoyt + #Giveaway

Meet Elizabeth Hoyt, author of DEAREST ROGUE

Elizabeth Hoyt is the New York Times bestselling author of over seventeen lush historical romances including the Maiden Lane series. Publishers Weeklyhas called her writing "mesmerizing." She also pens deliciously fun contemporary romances under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with three untrained dogs, a garden in constant need of weeding, and the long-suffering Mr. Hoyt.

The winters in Minnesota have been known to be long and cold and Elizabeth is always thrilled to receive reader mail. You can write to her at: P.O. Box 19495, Minneapolis, MN 55419 or email her at:Elizabeth@ElizabethHoyt.com.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Cover Reveal: THE DUKE AND THE DOMINA–AN ILLUSTRATED ROMANCE by Jenn LeBlanc + #Giveaway

He's poor. She's rich.
He's a sub. She's a switch.
It's not love.
It's a marriage of kink-venience.
                      –Tiffany Reisz

Grayson Locke Danforth, in his wildest of dreams, would never have expected two things.

Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from AGAINST THE TIDE by Kat Martin + #Giveaway

Meet Kat Martin, author of AGAINST THE TIDE

Kat Martin is the New York Times bestselling author of more than sixty books across multiple genres. Sixteen million copies are in print and she has been published in twenty-one foreign countries, including Japan, France, Argentina, Greece, China, and Spain. Her books have been nominated for the prestigious RITA award and won both the Lifetime Achievement and Reviewer’s Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews.



A resident of Missoula, Montana, Kat is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. She and her author husband, L.J. Martin, spend their winters in Ventura, California. She is currently writing her next Romantic Suspense.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from WEDDING BELLS IN CHRISTMAS by Debbie Mason + #Giveaway


Debbie Mason is the bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews). She also writes historical paranormals as Debbie Mazzuca. Her MacLeod series has received several nominations for best paranormal as well as a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. When she isn't writing or reading, Debbie enjoys spending time with her very own real-life hero, their four wonderful children, an adorable grandbaby, and a yappy Yorkie named Bella.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Forever Romance Blog Tour: Excerpt from RESCUING THE BAD BOY by Jessica Lemmon + #Giveaway


A former job-hopper, Jessica Lemmon resides in Ohio with her husband and rescue dog. She holds a degree in graphic design currently gathering dust in an impressive frame. When she's not writing super-sexy heroes, she can be found cooking, drawing, drinking coffee (okay, wine), and eating potato chips. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day: We Remember

Memorial Day is a time for us to remember those who gave their lives so that we can spend this day having our BBQ cookouts, frolicking on the beach, gathering with friends and family, and most of all, to be free. So take some time today for a moment of silence for the fallen. Because today is their day.

Friday, May 22, 2015

{Lisa #Review} Contemporary Romance: BADASS by Linda Barlow & Alana Albertson



BADASS by Linda Barlow & Alana Albertson
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 324 pages
Publisher: Bolero Books (May 15, 2015)
Format: ebook from author
Rating: 4.5 hearts
Badass

Badass: A Stepbrother SEAL Romance

I f**ked a SEAL—the human kind, the kind who shoots terrorists, sports rock hard abs and tattooed biceps, and scores an easy lay with every coed he ever wants.

I should’ve known better. I should be studying harbor seals’ breeding habits, not conducting my own research into mating rituals of the Navy variety.

He’s a jackass. An arrogant, womanizing, patronizing, Harley-riding jerk.

A one-night stand. One night of the most incredible sex I’ve ever had. Shane is trained to kill with his bare hands in 300 different ways—and he knows 300 ways to f**k me, too.

Now my father is engaged to his mother. And we’re heading to Mexico for the wedding. The prick is blackmailing me. He’s threatening to ruin their big day if I don’t surrender to his demands.

Quit is not in his vocabulary. I hate him, but I know he’ll never give up until he gets everything he wants.

Screw that! I won’t give up—I’ll never submit to America’s cockiest badass.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

{Lisa #Review} Contemporary Romance: MATTER OF TIME by Alannah Lynne


MATTER OF TIME by Alannah Lynne
Series: Heat Wave #5
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 150 pages
Publisher: Alyn Publishing (April 21, 2015)
Format: ebook from author
Rating: 5 hearts
Matter of Time (Heat Wave # 5)


Some might think the phrase, “you complete me” is a just cheesy line from the movies, but Lizbeth Sanders knows better…

In MATTER OF TIME, Lizbeth has spent the past fifteen years desperately searching for someone to fill the void left by Logan Steele’s disappearance from her life. However, rather than finding love and happiness, all she’s found is disappointment, heartache, and an ever-present longing for the man she can never have.

Fifteen years ago, Logan Steele left the woman he loved to marry his high school sweetheart and be a father to the child he didn’t know he had. He’s always tried to do the honorable thing, to be a good husband and a great father, but despite his sacrifices and best efforts, the shaky foundation of his marriage crumbles and falls apart.

When his identical twin surprises him with a reintroduction to Lizbeth, Logan feels like he’s been given a second chance—at life and love. But a lot can change in fifteen years, and after hurting her so badly the first time, building trust isn’t just hard, it’s nearly impossible—especially when duty and obligation pulls him away again.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from WHEN LOVE HAPPENS by Darcy Burke + #Giveaway


Darcy Burke is the USA Today bestselling author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily-ever-after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations.

A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids-who each seem to have inherited the writing gene in some form-and two Bengal cats. In her "spare" time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say "no," but she keeps having to start over. Her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Promo Event: Excerpt from FAIR GAME by Monica Murphy + #Giveaway

Meet Monica Murphy, author of FAIR GAME

New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She's a workaholic who loves her job. When she's not busy writing, she also loves to read and travel with her family. She writes new adult and contemporary romance and is published with Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from THEN HE KISSED ME 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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Friday, May 15, 2015

Tasty Book Tours: Excerpt from GETTING LUCKY by Jennifer Seasons + #Giveaway


Jennifer Seasons has been a lifelong writer and reader. She lives with her husband and four children in the mountains of rural New England. An enormous yet lovable dog and the world's coolest cat keep them company. When she's not writing, she loves spending time with her family outdoors exploring her beautiful new home state, learning the joys of organic gardening, and—if she's lucky—relaxing in her hammock under the trees with a really good book.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Forever Romance Tour: Excerpt from HARDWIRED by Meredith Wild + #Giveaway


Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of romance. Living in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey-appreciator, and hopeless romantic. When she isn't living in the fantasy world of her characters, she can usually be found at www.facebook.com/meredithwild. You can learn more about her upcoming projects at www.meredithwild.com.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Spotlight on THE SCOUNDREL AND THE DEBUTANTE by Julia London


Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of more than thirty romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular Cabot Sisters historical series, including The Trouble with Honor, The Devil Takes a Bride, and The Scoundrel and the Debutante. She is also the author of several contemporary romances, including Homecoming Ranch, Return to Homecoming Ranch and The Perfect Homecoming.

Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a six-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction.

She lives in Austin, Texas.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Release Day: Excerpt from ALL PLAYED OUT by Cora Carmack + #Giveaway

Meet Cora Carmack, author of ALL PLAYED OUT

Cora Carmack is a twenty-something New York Times bestselling author who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She now splits her time between Austin, TX and New York City and spends her days writing, traveling, and spending way too much time on the internet. In her books, you can expect to find humor, heart, and a whole lot of awkward. Because let’s face it . . . awkward people need love, too.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Sourcebooks Spotlight: Excerpt from TWICE A TEXAS BRIDE by Linda Broday + #Giveaway


Linda Broday now resides in the panhandle of Texas on the Llano Estacado. At a young age, she discovered a love for storytelling, history, and anything pertaining to the Old West. Cowboys fascinate her. There’s something about Stetsons, boots, and tall rugged cowboys that get her fired up! A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Linda has won many awards, including the prestigious National Readers’ Choice Award and the Texas Gold Award. She blogs regularly at www.PetticoatsandPistols.com.

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

#StudioSmexy Saturdays: Cover Love for The Lords of Time series by Jenn LeBlanc + #Giveaway

From the lady who brought us this fantastic Saturday event, Jenn LeBlanc has new covers for her Lords of Time series including her recent release, THE DUKE AND THE DOMINA. Many of you may be familiar with her ILLUSTRATED versions but for those of you who wish to read a book and imagine the hero and heroine the way you want to image them, Jenn has released NON-illustrated versions for your reading pleasure.

Check out the covers for the NON-illustrated versions...

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