Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Happy Release Day to Sharon Kay & Captive's Kiss

CAPTIVE'S KISS

By Sharon Kay
Publication Date: June 29, 2016
Publisher: Sharon Kay
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Print Length: 97 pages

It was only supposed to be one hookup. One hot night to ease the mating urge of his race’s fertile period.
But after scorching, up-against-the-wall sex in a darkened club, Tanner can’t get Saige out of his mind. And when he spots her the next day, in league with an enemy, he’s determined to uncover more about her than her delectable curves.
Saige knows Tanner is one of the good guys. And that’s why she can never see him again.
Her life has crumbled into a horrific turmoil, forced to aid criminals in kidnapping men for bloody arena fights. Held against her will, she has no hope of escape from her captors.
Determination rages through Tanner until he tracks Saige down. But rescuing her from her jailers’ sadistic whims means entering her underground hell. Posing as her victim and locked in a cell, he must find a way to save them both before he is pushed into a fight to the death.



Saige threw back the shot, savoring the burn as it flowed down her throat. If she didn’t grab that male, there were dozens of others to choose from. Her captors preferred the most dangerous predatory species. They liked Deserati demons, but they also loved Lash demons, and she was certain she’d seen a group of Watchers walk in.
She glanced around, not spotting them at the moment. Probably already in rooms with females. Dudes as big as that had ladies hanging off them like vines at this time of year. She looked to the dance floor, which was just a packed mass of bodies. It was hard to tell where one creature ended and the next one began.
Her skin tingled, responding to the groping and kissing all around her. She needed to get relief, then she could do what she needed to.
She set down the glass and squared her shoulders, ready to sidle into the mass…and found her way blocked by a solid wall of muscle and a scent that almost brought her to her knees.
Smoke and a hint of dark spice clung to him. Well over six feet tall, he had short dark hair and green eyes that already gleamed with lust as he perused her from heels to hair. His eyes locked with hers, and she froze under the weight of his stare. Need, power, danger. And interest.
“Your name?” His deep voice rumbled around her, through her. His full lower lip looked bitable and her pulse quickened. He was a Lash, her species, and he was in the same hormonal boat she was. She could tell, even though she couldn’t resist a quick peek at the bulge behind his zipper.
“Saige.” She took in his enormous biceps and shoulders and inhaled once again. He was intoxicating, dreamy, sexy, and hot as hell.
A group of males pushed to the bar behind her, jostling her, and the Lash’s arms went around her shoulders, tucking her close. Her breath hitched at the sensation of being pressed against that wide chest, and she took another greedy inhale. She rubbed her cheek on the soft black cotton of his T-shirt.
“I’m Tanner,” he said, and she felt the words vibrate from his body the same way she heard them in her ears. “Let’s go somewhere quieter.”
“Gods, yes,” she murmured, and let him lead her around the bar to the dark area of private rooms in back.
His hand gripped her hip and he allowed zero space between them as he pushed through the crowd. His fingers felt magical, each tip a spark to her need. Gods, she was so overdue for this. She’d waited too long. She might orgasm just from him touching her over her clothes.
Oh, who was she kidding, she didn’t care how it happened. It just needed to happen in the next minute or she’d combust.
Tanner. She said his name in her mind, letting the syllables roll around. So sexy and strong. She felt something hard concealed at the side of his thigh. A blade. He had to be a Watcher.
The elite warriors were the self-appointed peace enforcers of the realms. They were honorable, but could be merciless to species who took unfair advantage of less fortunate ones. They were the good guys, the white knights…but their sex drives were just as insane as everyone else’s right now.  She slid a hand around his waist, dragging it slowly down his muscular ass.
He growled and shoved open a door that had been left ajar by a fae couple who’d just left. In one fluid move, he kicked the door shut and pinned her against the wall.
“You want this, Saige?” His hands circled her biceps and slid down to her wrists, leaving a trail of goose bumps. “You want me?”
“Yes. Now.” She captured one of his big hands and brought it to her lips, sucking his first finger into her mouth.
His eyes glowed bright green and he gritted his teeth. “Fuck, woman.” His free hand went to the center zipper of her corset—who the hell had time for hooks and laces—and pulled it down.


 
Sharon Kay writes award-winning fiction and can never get enough reading time. She loves winter and black coffee, and is endlessly inspired to write kick-ass heroines and the men strong enough to capture their hearts. Sharon lives in the Chicago area with her husband and son, and one weekend the idea for her Lash Watchers and tough leading ladies formed in her head, refusing to stay quiet until she put pen to paper. Her characters tend to keep her up at night, as they banter, fall in love, and slay endless varieties of power-hungry demons.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cover Re-Reveal Briarcrest (Briarwood) Academy by Ilsa Madden-Mills w/Giveaway


Re-Reveal! New Name! New covers!

Welcome to Briarwood Academy where love can be a little bad, a lot wicked, and sometimes twisted.

 FOUR RED-HOT BOOKS about the BAD, WICKED and TWISTED characters of Briarwood Academy, featuring a dirty-talking gym owner, a football player, a sexy rock star, and a British bad boy.

ALL BOOKS ARE ON SALE and FREE ON Kindle Unlimited!



Very Bad Things (Book One)
ONLY $0.99 (Standalone)

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Blurb
Leaving behind her mansion and Jimmy Choos, Nora Blakely becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex.

Then she meets her soulmate, but he doesn’t want her.

Sexy gym owner Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love…until Nora shows up with her list of bad things. He resists the pull of their sizzling connection, hung up on their age difference.


Very Wicked Beginnings
(Dovey and Cuba--prequel novella)
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Blurb
When wicked ballerina Dovey Beckham meets football star Cuba Hudson, she didn’t plan on having her heart shattered into a million pieces. He’s the bad boy with a dark past, and when he falls for Dovey, he knows she can’t be part of his future.





Very Wicked Things
(Dovey and Cuba)
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Blurb
Dovey Beckham is a ballerina from the wrong side of the tracks. Cuba "Hollywood" Hudson is a wealthy football player with fast cars and even faster girlfriends.

Their passion is electric, their connection deep, but once in a lifetime kind of love doesn't come easy, especially when dirty money, past sins, and old flames come calling.





Very Twisted Things
(Standalone- Violet and Sebastian)
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Blurb
Violet St. Johns is a talented violinist hiding out in a Hollywood mansion, struggling to forget the devastation of her parent’s sudden death.

Vital Rejects front man Sebastian Tate sees the elusive girl in the mansion next door playing her violin nude, and they begin an erotic game of spying.

When they finally come face-to-face, sparks fly and clothes comes off. But giving his heart to a girl isn’t Sebastian’s plan; falling for a guy who craves attention isn’t Violet’s.


About the Author

Wall Street Journal best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She's addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding heroes in books. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, and Instagram.

She has a degree in English and a Master's in Education.

When she's not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets, paints old furniture, and eats her weight in sushi.

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Order of her books and Amazon page

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VERY BAD THINGS
Designer: Luminos Graphic House
Photography:Michael Stokes
Model: Leon Scott


VERY WICKED BEGINNINGS


VERY WICKED THINGS
Designer: Luminos Graphic House
Photography: Michael Stokes
Model: Attila Toth


VERY TWISTED THINGS
Designer: Luminos Graphic House
Photography: Michael Stokes
Model: Mike Thurstson



The British are HERE!
DIRTY ENGLISH
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Shadow of the Coalition (The Two Towers #2) by Jamie A. Waters Release Day Blast and Giveaway





Shadow of the Coalition 
(Book Two in The Two Towers series)
by Jamie A. Waters



What’s stronger? Free will or fate?


It's been three weeks since Kayla, a headstrong ruin rat, and Carl, an OmniLab trader, returned to the surface. After she helped to restore control of the towers to those who would look after the best interests of the people, she'd found herself irrevocably bonded to Alec, the new co-leader of the High Council.


Although her heart belongs to Carl, she finds it difficult to resist the strange bond between her and Alec. Caught between learning how to handle her new emerging abilities, mysterious earthquakes, and a strange group seemingly intent on targeting OmniLab, Kayla and Carl are once again swept up in events that threaten to change the entire future of the towers.





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Forevermore by Kristen Callihan Release Day Blast and Giveaway



FOREVERMORE 
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Title: Forevermore

Author: Kristen Callihan

Series: Darkest London, #7

On Sale: June 28, 2016

Publisher: Forever

Formats: Mass Market & eBook

Price: $7.99 USD



Isolated and alone, Sin Evernight is one of the most powerful supernatural creatures in heaven and on earth. As an angel of vengeance, he hunts down the darkest evil, but when his long-lost friend, Layla Starling, needs him, he vows to become her protector. Even though she will be horrified by the man he has become. 



Now a famous singer and the toast of London, Layla believes that Sin is only here to guard her from rabid fans and ardent suitors. However, the truth is far more sinister. Desperate to avoid losing Layla a second time, Sin will face a test of all his powers to defeat an unstoppable foe - and win an eternity with the woman he loves.


A SUMMER TO REMEMBER by Marilyn Pappano Blast and Giveaway


FIRST LOVE NEVER FADES . . . 




A SUMMER TO REMEMBER
Tallgrass Series #6
Marilyn Pappano
Releasing June 28th, 2016
Forever


FIRST LOVE NEVER FADES . . . 



It's been a long time since widow Fia Thomas felt the spark of physical attraction. But from the moment she meets Elliot Ross one stormy night, she yearns for a fresh start, for him to make her feel whole and well again. With his broad shoulders and a warm smile crinkling his dark eyes, he could finally offer her the solace she's been seeking. And she's willing to give him anything in return . . . except a promise that could break his heart.



Now that Elliot is out of the Army, he's looking for a place to call home. Tallgrass was just a stop to stretch his legs, yet one look at Fia halts him in his tracks. In her sweet, sassy company, he finds the soul mate he never thought he'd have. But Fia is holding something back-something that keeps her from making any plans. Elliot's new mission: gain Fia's trust...and convince her that summer's end can mean a new beginning.

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Known for her intensely emotional stories, Marilyn Pappano is the USA Today  bestselling author of nearly eighty books. She has made regular appearances on bestseller lists and has received recognition for her work in the form of numerous awards. Though her husband's Navy career took them across the United States, he and Ms. Pappano now live in Oklahoma high on a hill that overlooks her hometown. They have one son and daughter-in-law, an adorable grandson, and a pack of mischievous dogs.




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Seared On My Soul Tour & Giveaway

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Seared on My Soul

by Cole Gibsen Publication Date: June 27, 2016 Genres: New Adult, Entangled Embrace, Contemporary Romance Seared on My Soul Cover

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Synopsis: 
 She’s so young, so full of life…
I couldn’t let her die… Even if she made the world’s worst coffee. Emily Garret never asked to be rescued, let alone by a walking JCrew ad whose idea of fun is probably managing his stock portfolio and watching the nightly news. Then again, she never thought she would wind upside-down in a ditch after a night having a little too much fun. Reece Montgomery never planned on being anyone’s hero, especially the foul-mouthed, bleach-blonde barista from the local coffee shop. He thinks there’s more to Emily than her tattoos, and lip ring, but getting close means letting her into his past and meeting his ghosts. And he’s not sure she’s ready for that battlefield. 
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Cole Gibsen At seventeen Cole found herself homeless with only a beat-up Volkswagen Jetta and a bag of Goodwill clothing to her name. The only things that got her through the nights she spent parked in truck stops and cornfields were the stacks of books she checked out from the library along with her trusty flashlight. Because of the reprieve these books gave her from her troubles, Cole vowed to become a writer so she could provide the same escape to readers who needed a break the reality of their own lives.

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Cover Reveal - Concealed by Christina Bauer


Concealed
Christina Bauer
(Beholder #2)
Published by: Ink Monster LLC
Publication date: October 25th 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
As a Grand Mistress Necromancer, Elea commands the ultimate power over spirit and bone… Magick that she’ll need in order to rescue her friends from the evil Vicomte Gaspard. In a matter of days, Gaspard will kill thousands of Necromancers by draining their magick, along with their life force.
To find and free her fellow mages, Elea must venture into some of the most dangerous places in the realm. What starts off as a rescue quest could easily turn into a suicide mission. And with the handsome mage Rowan along to help, Elea may be risking more than her life. Her growing feelings for Rowan might put her heart on the line, too.
Concealed
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Author Bio:
Christina graduated from Syracuse University's Newhouse School with BA's in English as well as Television, Radio, and Film Production. Her day job is in marketing for companies like Microsoft, Cisco, and Zerto. Back in the go-go 90′s, she founded her own software start-up, Mindful Technologies. Christina believes that, upon close examination of Tolkien's text, it's entirely possible that the Balrog was wearing fuzzy bunny slippers.

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The Killing Jar by R.S. McCoy Release Day Blitz




Title: The Killing Jar
Author: RS McCoy
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Cover Designer: Kit Foster Design
Release Date: June 28, 2016

  



Blurb: 

Earth is dying, circling the drain on life support. The future of the human race depends on space exploration, but they’re running out of time. Parasitic insects are systematically killing the best scientific minds but no one knows why. 

Mable Wilkinson is the last hope to figure it out, she just doesn’t know it yet. For years, her resourcefulness, intelligence, and penchant for problem­solving have put her at the top of a very short list of researchers, only she doesn’t want to be part of it. 

Cast out at sixteen, Mable wrote off the problems of the world long ago. Now, her focus is on Hadley, her adopted little sister, and teaching her to survive in the cut­throat underground. Instead, both Mable and Hadley fall into the hands of the program’s recruiter, Silas Arrenstein, and he’s determined to have one of them. Mable can join up with the man and program who killed her brother, or she can leave Hadley to the same fate.
Author Bio: 

Rachel McCoy is a Texan living in New Jersey. Between binge­watching MTV reality shows and baking gluten­free treats, she writes paranormal fantasy and science fiction novels.

 She is the self­-published author of the Sparks Saga trilogy, The Alder Tales series, and The Extraction Files Part One and Two. Back when she lived in the real world, Rachel earned a degree in marine biology, which contributed to her die­hard love of manta rays.  

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Sunset Sail by Shannyn Leah (The Caliendo Resort, #3)

Sunset Sail
by Shannyn Leah

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Caliendo Resort - Book 3
Publisher: Carlex Ruby Press; 1 edition (June 28, 2016)
Publication Date: June 28, 2016
ISBN-13: 9781533184375
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 300 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 
The Cohen Cruise Line and Caliendo resort are merging. Emma Caliendo and her sister, Izzy, set sail on the maiden voyage to be two of the faces of this new resort venture. Izzy is up for fun in the sun, but Emma wants to steer clear of the Cohen men, who are nothing but a bunch of womanizers. She’s especially keen on avoiding Grayson Cohen.

Grayson, a childhood acquaintance, is now an arrogant, self-centered ladies’ man whose face is plastered all over the cruise’s advertising campaign. Emma can’t seem to turn a corner without seeing his stupid, conceited face.

Nevertheless, when Grayson starts seeking her out, platonic badgering becomes sexual teasing and Emma discovers she’s not as repelled by Grayson as she thought. In fact, she can’t help but notice the real man beneath the haughty exterior.

Suddenly, a three-week cruise fling with a Cohen man is exactly what she desires, but will walking away from him when it’s all over be as easy as she’s convinced herself?

 
Sunset Sail by Shannyn Leah (The Caliendo Resort, #3)

Sunset Sail (The Caliendo Resort, #3)Man angst, yes, man angst and it is brought to you by Shannyn Leah in Sunset Sail. Don’t think I am making fun of a man filled with angst, because Grayson has earned every bit of his, and then some. His bride cheated on him with the one man he should be able to trust and believe in, no matter what and it was only three days after they married. No wonder he has become a manwhore, no emotions, just wild and crazy sex and poof, his partners are gone, no muss, no fuss. And then, his Kryptonite walked on board the maiden voyage of the family cruise line.

Emma has a reputation to of being brilliant, serious, standoffish and maybe a little frigid. Grayson wants her, not forever but for a night or two, because he never does commitments, ever. When friendly banter takes on a sexual undertone, Grayson is about to learn that Emma pulls no punches, she has a tongue as sharp as a dagger and her aim is often too true. So why won’t he be honest and admit he has feelings for Emma? She is the first true “friend” Grayson has ever had, but he can see her heart is getting involved and he is positive she deserves better than him. So, what is the answer? Will he do his usual hit and run, leaving Emma shattered or is she even stronger than he is, possibly turning the tables on him?

Love, crazy love, and Shannyn Leah is serving up another hot dish of Caliendo passion as one more Caliendo takes the Love Boat to turmoil, drama and sizzling, sensual heat. Moments of humor, moments of fun and moments of high energy tension as two people find that the merger of their respective companies is nothing compared to the merger of their hearts.

I received an ARC edition from Shannyn Leah in exchange for my honest review.



Shadow of the Coalition (The Two Towers Series #2)


Shadow of the Coalition 

by Jamie A. Waters

My rating: 


The award-winning novel, The Two Towers, continues in Book 2...

What’s stronger? Free will or fate?

It's been a month since Kayla, a headstrong ruin rat, and Carl, an OmniLab trader, returned to the surface. After she helped to restore control of the towers to those who would look after the best interests of the people, she'd found herself irrevocably bonded to Alec, the new co-leader of the High Council.

Although her heart belongs to Carl, she finds it difficult to resist the strange bond between her and Alec. Caught between learning how to handle her new emerging abilities, mysterious earthquakes, and a strange group seemingly intent on targeting OmniLab, Kayla and Carl are once again swept up in events that threaten to change the entire future of the towers.

Shadow of the Coalition 

by Jamie A. Waters


Kayla, raised as a ruin rat, is back outside the towers control…or is she.

The leader, Alec, has forged a connection that cannot be broken. Even though her heart is given to Carl, her entire being yearns for Alec.

A rival power has infiltrated to area, ruling families are turning against each other and that is just the beginning or Kayla’s trouble. Kayla has discovered an untainted water source, something that is a magnificent miracle but will also bring the known civilizations to war.

Fabulous World Building!

There is just something about Waters writing that pulls the readers right into the heart of the plot. Emotional invested in the outcome, I couldn’t help but love Shadow of the Coalition and leaving me anxiously awaiting the continuation of Kayla’s story.

I received this ARC copy Shadow of the Coalition from Jamie A. Waters in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication June 28, 2016.