Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tamara Morgan's STEALING MR. RIGHT Pre-Release #Giveaway

Coming March 7, 2017
From Sourcebooks Casablanca

I'm a wanted jewel thief.
He's FBI.
What's that saying? Keep your friends close...and your husband closer.

Being married to a federal agent certainly has its perks.
1. I just love the way that man looks in a suit.
2. This way I always know what the enemy is up to.
Spending my days lifting jewels and my nights tracking the Bureau should have been a genius plan. But the closer I get to Grant Emerson, the more dangerous this feels. With two million dollars' worth of diamonds on the line, I can't afford to fall for my own husband.
It turns out that the only thing worse than having a mortal enemy is being married to one. Because in our game of theft and seduction, only one of us will come out on top.
Good thing a cat burglar always lands on her feet.
Penelope Blue series:
Stealing Mr. Right (Book 1)
Saving Mr. Perfect (Book 2)
Seeking Mr. Wrong (Book 3)



#Release Blast RAINBOWS BRING RICHES by Stacy Eaton w/#Giveaway!

RAINBOWS BRING RICHES
The Celebration Township, book 4
by Stacy Eaton

Only a Duke Will Do by Tamara Gill Blitz and #Giveaway


Only a Duke Will Do
Tamara Gill
(To Marry a Rogue #2)
Published by: Entangled Publishing
Publication date: February 20th 2017
Genres: Adult, Historical, Romance
Without a Season, Lady Isolde Worthingham captured the Duke of Moore’s heart at a country dance. But on the eve of her wedding, a scandal that rocked the ton and sent her fleeing to Scotland alone and unwed, leaves her perfectly planned future in a tangle of disgrace and heartbreak.
Merrick Mountshaw, the Duke of Moore loathes the pitiful existence he hides from the ton. With a scandalous wife he never wanted, who flaunts her many indiscretions, life is a never-ending parade of hell. When the one woman he loved and lost returns to London, he knows he can no longer live without her.
But vows and past hurts are not easily forgotten. Love may not win against the ton when a too proper Lord and Lady play by the rules.
EXCERPT:
“I’m sorry you feel that way, but you cannot stop Isolde from marrying. She will marry one day. It may not be me, but it will be someone. And if the reports around London are correct, she is looking for a husband.”
“Damn you to hell.” Merrick left Wardoor, grabbed a half-filled bottle of whisky from the pavilion, and started toward the Italian Walk. He found a secluded grassy spot within the trees. The sweet-smelling scent floating on the breeze did little to lesson his ire.
Merrick clung to the tree branch above his head and fought not to snap it off, imagining it as Wardoor’s neck. He flung back a good portion of the whisky and welcomed the burn to his throat. How could his closest friend do this to him?
The thought of Isolde welcoming his attentions was like a physical blow.
Damn them. Damn him.
“Moore!”
It had always boded trouble when Isolde called him by his title. He turned, wanting and yet not wanting her here right at this moment. “My lady.”
She came up to him, standing but a few feet from his person, close enough to reach out and touch, to pull close and take what he desperately sought. And wished for.
“What do you think you’re doing, running off Wardoor from courting me?”
“He told you?” Merrick made a note to choke the bastard to death the next time he was in range to do so.
“Yes, he told me. After seeing you two trying to kill each other, in front of everyone, I might add, I asked him what you were about. Demanded to know, in fact.” She placed her hands on her hips, her perfect brow marred with a slight frown. Hell, she was beautiful. More beautiful than when he had met her at Cranleigh. “Now answer the question.”
“He’s my friend.”
She stood staring at him a while, before she slouched, as if gauging his meaning. “Merrick, you keep forgetting you married someone else. You have to let me go, if this is your struggle.”
It was his struggle. A constant gnawing on his soul that would never leave. “What if I do not want to?”


Author Bio:
Tamara is an Australian author who grew up in an old mining town in country South Australia, where her love of history was founded. So much so, she made her darling husband travel to the UK for their honeymoon, where she dragged him from one historical monument and castle to another.
A mother of three, her two little gentleman in the making, a future lady (she hopes) and a part-time job keep her busy in the real world, but whenever she gets a moment's peace she loves to write romance novels in an array of genres, including regency, medieval and paranormal.
Tamara loves hearing from readers and writers alike. You can contact her through her website, and sign up to follow her blog or newsletter.

#GIVEAWAY !

eBook copy of Only a Duke Will Do 
+ a $15 Amazon gift card

Ends March 2, 2017


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Bad Nanny by C.M. Stunich Blitz and #Giveaway


Bad Nanny
C.M. Stunich
(The Bad Nanny Trilogy #1)
Publication date: November 22nd 2016
Genres: Comedy, New Adult, Romance
“He’s a bad boy … and a nanny.”
Holy sweet baby Jesus.
I don’t know anything about taking care of kids.
I pierce nipples, navels, and noses for a living.
I’ve never even held a baby before. Not once. Never changed a diaper or cleaned up a skinned knee. Hell, I don’t even want kids. I’m more of a drifter, a once in a lifetime lover, and then I move on.
Family? Commitment? Nuh uh, no way.
Tough sh*t, though, because my brother and his kids need me. Desperately.
I never thought to wonder if I might need them, too.
That I might need her, this strange woman I met at a playground.
Brooke Overland.
She doesn’t know I’m not a professional nanny, but what am I supposed to do now?
She hired me; I took care of her sister’s kids for her; I f*cked her.
My life is so screwed-up.

EXCERPT:
“He’s just a study partner. I met the guy like three days ago.”
Zayden shrugs his sexy shoulders at me.
“So?” He grins at me. “You also met me three days ago.” I purse my lips at him and give the hairless cat a scratch near the base of his tail. His sweater today is red with a black guitar on the back. It’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.
“Five. And I don’t exactly make a habit of sleeping around. Virgin, remember.”
“Um, not a virgin anymore,” Zay says with a massive grin that I pretend I don’t find at all charming. The thing is, he’s super charming. Crazy charismatic. It scares me a little to be honest. I almost wish he was more of a dick. “Anyway, that guy has ulterior motives. Big time. I can smell it.”
“Like you don’t?” I ask with a laugh as Zay moves around the couch and gets up close and personal with me. I’m not even sure he realizes he does that, gets up in other people’s personal space like that.
“I never tried to pretend I didn’t. See, that’s the difference between that guy and me. I’m telling you exactly what it is that I want.”
“Which is?”
“Well, of course, it’s you, Smarty-Pants.”
I take a step back, but Zay follows me in, pausing for a moment as the baby gurgles and then sighs softly in sleep. My heart is pumping furiously, my body tingling as I feel the warmth rolling off of him. I can still remember the way it draped across me, that heat, that hard hot body. I suck in a breath.
“I thought you said this was a casual, no strings attached sort of a deal?” Zay grins and brushes some hair away from my face with his tattooed hand.
“It is. Look, this is a perfect arrangement, don’t you think? You can experiment with me, get all those virgin mistakes out of the way early on, and then in a week and a half, I’ll be gone. Boom. Back to Vegas, baby. No worries at all, no awkwardness, no crossing paths.”
I narrow my eyes at him, but inside, I’m going completely crazy. I can feel butterflies and tingles and this weird sort of buzzing that I’ve never felt before. I guess I’m having some kind of … sexual awakening or something. I feel hot and squirmy with need. I’m aware it’s all basic human chemistry and hormones and pheromones and all of that … but damn.
“You’re offering to … teach me or something?”
Zay snaps his fingers and leans in close, the piercings on his face winking at me in the weak sunshine.
“Yeah, sure, why not? What do you have to lose?”


Author Bio:
C.M. Stunich is a self-admitted bibliophile with a love for exotic teas and a whole host of characters who live full time inside the strange, swirling vortex of her thoughts. Some folks might call this crazy, but Caitlin Morgan doesn't mind – especially considering she has to write biographies in the third person. Oh, and half the host of characters in her head are searing hot bad boys with dirty mouths and skillful hands (among other things). If being crazy means hanging out with them everyday, C.M. has decided to have herself committed.
She hates tapioca pudding, loves to binge on cheesy horror movies, and is a slave to many cats. When she's not vacuuming fur off of her couch, C.M. can be found with her nose buried in a book or her eyes glued to a computer screen. She's the author of over thirty novels – romance, new adult, fantasy, and young adult included. Please, come and join her inside her crazy. There's a heck of a lot to do there.
Oh, and Caitlin loves to chat (incessantly), so feel free to e-mail her, send her a Facebook message, or put up smoke signals. She's already looking forward to it.

#GIVEAWAY !

$20 Amazon gift card
3x signed copies of Bad Nanny

Ends March 2, 2017


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#Cover Reveal Loving Sweetness by Jude Ouvard

LOVING SWEETNESS
Sweet series, book 2
by Jude Ouvrard

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


CAN'T FIGHT THIS FEELING
Spikonos Brothers #2
Miranda Liasson
Releasing March 7th, 2017



SHE WANTS TO MOVE ON…WITH SOMEONE BLAND AND BORING…

Widowed psychologist Maggie McShae is ready to find someone who won’t make her heart beat fast, her knees grow weak, or make her feel hot and cold at the same time. No one she can really love, because love brings too much pain.

Drew Poulos, son of a billionaire, is hiding out in Mirror Lake, working at his brothers’ brandy company. He inspires those very feelings Maggie’s determined to avoid. The hunky businessman, who left his high society bride at the altar, is the last person she’d ever seriously date…but he might just be perfect for a fling…

HE NEEDS A DATE FOR HIS BROTHER’S WEDDING…WITH SOMEONE WHO CAN CALM HIS QUIRKY FAMILY…

Drew’s too heartbroken to ever trust any woman again, but the sexy psychologist is the perfect person to deflect his family’s attention as his brother marries the woman Drew once thought was his.
 As sparks fly, two injured hearts might just find that true love can be even better the second time around….



He got in her face. And oh, those big brown intelligent eyes up close, those chiseled cheekbones, so much more defined than her own, which really were such a waste on a man. That thick, pitch-black hair, so thick a woman’s fingers could get lost in there.


She tried to back up a step, but he moved forward. “Maybe. Let’s start by being honest with each other. Do you want me, Maggie?”


“We’re not talking about—that. Back off already.” She pushed on his chest a little. A mistake. Because it was hard as boulders and made her knees go weak. “Besides, you just—flinched when I touched you.”


“I think we need to do what you said, talk about it. I flinched because I felt what I think you feel too. That there’s something going on between us. What are we going to do about it?”


She flipped her hand dismissively. “It’s all that touchy-feely stuff we’re doing in front of your family. That has to stop.”


“This has nothing to do with playacting,” he said quietly. “And I think you know that. “That kiss on the court… It was real.”


“That kiss was…impulsive. Heat of the moment, fueled by our hard-won victory.” Joking now was not stopping the shivers that were running up and down her arms. Or the hot and cold coursing through her veins. Somehow, she sensed how it would be between them. Wild. No holds barred. And God help her, she wanted that.




She tried to pull some common sense out of her sex-addled brain. It would be a very bad idea on both their parts to forget their troubles with a sweaty round of sex, wouldn’t it?


Miranda Liasson loves to write stories about everyday people who find love despite themselves, because there’s nothing like a great love story. And if there are a few laughs along the way, even better! She’s a former Golden Heart winner who writes contemporary romance for Montlake Romance, Entangled, and soon for Grand Central. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, three kids, and Posey, a rescue cat with attitude.



#Cover Reveal for Circuit Fae by Genevieve Iseult Eldredge


Moribund
Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
(Circuit Fae, #1)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: September 12th 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
High school sophomore Syl Skye is an ordinary girl. At least, she’s trying to be. School photographer and all-around geek, she introverts hard and keeps her crush on sexy-hot glam-Goth star Euphoria on the down-low. But when a freak accident Awakens her slumbering power, Syl is forced to accept a destiny she never wanted—as the last sleeper-princess of the fair Fae.
Suddenly hunted by the dark Fae, Syl’s pretty sure things can’t get any worse. Until she discovers her secret crush, Euphoria, is really a dark Circuit Fae able to harness the killing magic in technology. Even worse, she’s been sent to destroy Syl. With mean girls and magic and dark Fae trying to kill her, it’ll take more than just “clap if you believe in fairies” to save Syl’s bacon—not to mention, her heart.


Author Bio:
Genevieve Iseult Eldredge writes LGBTQ YA because as a young adult, she never had any lesbian heroes like her.
Now she brings together her love of LGBTQ literature, urban fantasy, young adult fiction, and the secret world of the Fae in her lesbian YA series, Circuit Fae--so that young adults of the LGBTQ community can have heroes that understand, that think and act, live and love like them.
GIE is also an MFA grad, a martial artist, a self-rescuing princess, and all-around strong female character. She’s multi-published, and in her role as an editor has helped hundreds of authors make their dream of being published a reality.
GIE believes in fairies (in fact, she’s clapping right now), true love (not “to blave”), and championing the often-unheard female voice. She might be using D&D figures to plot out an epic fight scene right now.

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Columbus Avenue Boys by David Carraturo

Columbus Avenue Boys
by David Carraturo


Publisher: iUniverse (April 17, 2012)
Publication Date: April 17, 2012
Genre: Historical Fiction
Print Length: 260 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 

Salvatore Esposito, Anthony Albanese, and Christopher Cameron—the Columbus Avenue Boys—are somewhat related, as they share lineage back to before the turn of century. Having grown up together in a small community north of New York City, each became successful in his own right. Chris moved to Dallas to be a portfolio manager with a financial firm while Sal and Tony earn their living the hard way—by being enforcers and major earners for the mob.

Tony’s grandfather, Pops Scala, tells them a horrific secret from the Scalamarri Family past: twelve members of their family were massacred at the hands of Bugsy Siegel and his ruthless gang from Murder Inc. in 1935. Pops was the sole witness and lone survivor, and he was more than happy to pull the trigger and end Bugsy’s murderous life.

Now fifty years later, Pops convinces the Columbus Avenue Boys they must leave the underworld life for good. Since one cannot just give two weeks’ notice to the Gambino crime family, the three blood brothers devise a plan to infiltrate the inner workings of the Mafia in the 1990s to avenge the massacre in their family tree.

Columbus Avenue Boys chronicles the Scalamarri family tree throughout the twentieth century and presents a historical perspective of the life and struggles of an Italian immigrant family as well as that of America’s organized crime.

 
  Columbus Avenue Boys by David Carraturo 

Columbus Avenue BoysWant to feel like you are getting the down and dirty on the lives of those effected by the mafia/ those whose families have ties and history? David Carraturo’s COLUMBUS AVENUE BOYS is the story of three lifelong friends, closer than true brothers who discover a long hidden secret within the mob that directly relates to their own families. In true mob fashion, Chris, Tony and Sal , young as they are, are determined to seek revenge for the devastation wrought by the Mafia decades in the past. But first they must get to the black heart of the mafia in the late twentieth century and get out alive.

The fever of vengeance will bring Chris home from his successful career in Dallas, as Tony and Sal, now muscle for the mob plan the ultimate takedown and give one old man the opportunity to silence the hosts of the past he alone survived. This is their story, their history and their present as the Columbus Avenue Boys wage their own personal vendetta.

Follow through time, from past to present and back again as David Carratura recounts the heinous massacre and the years of deceit in between. Feel as if you can see these characters come to life, as mobsters from long ago lay through your mind like an old back and white film of the brutality and mentality of the mob. Is there truly family loyalty or can it be bought by the highest bidder? Is blood thicken than the champagne of wealth and power? Is it possible for three young me to shred the foundation of an age-old organization based on coercion, power and control?

Yes, the mob is central to this tale, yes, there is violence, but there is also friendship and love for family that runs as soul deep as the need to protect. Follow the dark twists and unexpected turns as David Carraturo brings hidden worlds to life on each page of this gripping and edgy novel. Learn just how far three blood brothers will go in the name of honor.

I received this copy from David Carraturo in exchange for my honest review.


Leather Pants by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (Happy Pants, #2)

Leather Pants
by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Series: Happy Pants - Book 2
Publisher: P&S, Inc - A Mimi Boutique Novel (March 3, 2017)
Publication Date: March 3, 2017
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
It Only Takes One Hot Rock Star To Ruin Your Life…

The youngest woman to ever sit on the bench, the Honorable Sarah Rae Alma has busted her butt to get where she is. No fun. No distractions. And definitely no bad boys. In fact, she takes a certain pleasure in crushing their souls—yes, she has her reasons.

So when rock-n-roll’s most famous bad boy, the legendary Colton Young, enters her court, looking hotter than sin and smugger than hell, she’s just itching to serve a little justice.

But Sarah’s about to make the biggest mistake of her life. And her fate will land squarely in the hands of the world’s most notorious rock star rebel.

Will he crush her? Or will he tempt her to take a walk on the wild side?

 
Leather Pants by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (Happy Pants, #2)


Leather Pants (Happy Pants, #2)Everybody loves cookies, right? What if the cookie “loved” you back? Better yet, what if that cookie helped you find your true love? Who knew when Judge Sarah Rae Alma ate that cookie that her life was about to turn a drastic u-turn from staid and proper, hard-nosed judge to love struck woman who finally took a chance on love and living free?

Court has officially come to order and Sarah must summon all of her wits when leather-clad, rocker-bad boy, Colt Young once again enters her court. Last time was bad enough, but this is just pure primal torture. Face it, who could resist the sexy rocker whose skin tight pants caressed an amazing a** and powerful legs? What is it about this guy that calls to Sarah’s carefully hidden bad girl? Still, laws are laws for a reason and it is up to her to punish Colt for his misdeeds.

Something is rotten in Denmark, or should we say California as Sarah discovers the real Colton Young beneath the hype and fa├žade of party animal Colt. Too bad this is not exactly cricket for a judge with a life goal of making it to the Supreme Court. With a few twists, a few literary sucker punches and a whole lotta laughter, adventure and love, my verdict for LEATHER PANTS is GUILTY for being a fantastic, light-hearted read with a suspense on the side!

Mimi Jean Pamfiloff is making us laugh and swoon one more time as she adds LEATHER PANTS to her literary wardrobe in the Happy Pants Series! Sit back, relax and dive in prepared to swoon, laugh, sigh and hiss as once again, Mimi Jean Pamfiloff proves that even justice isn’t blind to love, the best medicine of all! Characters to love, hate and sneer at, scenes to “pant” over and page after page to devour, almost as delicious as those famous love cookies!!

I received an ARC edition from Mimi Jean Pamfiloff in exchange for my honest review.


One Taste of Love by Amanda Siegrist (One Taste, #2)

One Taste of Love
by Amanda Siegrist


Series: One Taste - Book 2
Publication Date: February 21, 2017
Publisher: Amanda Siegrist
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Print Length: 210 pages
Available From: Amazon

Detective Ben Stoyer finally asked out Rina, the woman he pined over for way too long. She turns him down in her delicate, sweet way that he shouldn't love. When the victim in his latest murder case looks just like her, there's nothing that can keep him away, not even Rina herself.

Rina Chastain wants to give in to Ben, but she can't. And she means can't every time she tells him so. Her father would ruin it. He always does. Yet, Ben's so charming she can't help but give in. One thing's for sure. The relationship is doomed to fail—by a serial killer, or her meddling father.

♥ Warning: This novel contains a sexy detective. There is insta-love. If you don't want to read that kind of book, turn back now! But you know you wanna. ♥

*Note: This is book two in A One Taste Novel series. Each book can be read as a standalone. To get the full enjoyment, I do recommend reading the books in order...unless you wanna be daring. *wink*

 
One Taste of Love by Amanda Siegrist (One Taste, #2)

One Taste of LoveHer voice is soft, melodious and makes Ben’ blood boil. For a year he has wanted more than friendship from the beautiful Rina, but when he asked her out, she shot him down. No, she wasn’t loud or cruel, but she used the words, “She can’t.” Can’t? Why not? When a beautiful woman is murdered and she bears a striking resemblance to Rina, Ben won’t let hell or high water or even Rina herself keep him from being her personal bodyguard and protector. As they finally take a chance on love, Rina’s darkest secrets are revealed and Ben is more determined than ever to keep her safe and make sure she knows she is his.

Amanda Siegrist clearly loves love, suspense and more love as she brings two souls craving each other on the inside, together only to discover that even their imaginations couldn’t hold a candle to the reality of their chemistry! ONE TASTE OF LOVE proves that one sweet taste is not enough as Ben and Rina both realize they want the whole pie.

Ms. Siegrist knows how to create tension of every kind, build suspense and get a choke hold on one’s heart with a sweet, yet spicy romance that is only saved from insta-love by the year these two wasted loving from afar. Love that sexy detective type who is as sweet as he is dedicated to his job and those he loves? Looking for a worthy heroine who hasn’t let her past embitter her, but has taught her the kindness she longed for? Yep, these two have chemistry and an amazing support group of friends who sometimes say the wrong things, but always mean well.

Go ahead, take a trip through the writing of Amanda Siegrist, indulge your secret fondness for passion and romance, all while sitting on the edge of your seat in the chase for the mysterious killer. Ms. Siegrist creates with seeming ease and her tales always flow with ease and a few tugs on the heart, because we all know ONE TASTE OF LOVE is never enough!

I received an ARC edition from Amanda Siegrist in exchange for my honest review.

Working On It (The Persimmon Series #1) by Cass Alexander

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Working On It
by Cass Alexander

 

Series: The Persimmon Series - Book 1
Publisher: Cass Alexander; 1 edition (September 23, 2016)
Publication Date: September 23, 2016
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Print Length: 255 pages
Available from: Amazon

 Meet Rebecca Banks. Intelligent. Inexperienced. In trouble. She wants someone who already has the perfect girlfriend. But when Evan decides to end his long-term relationship, will Rebecca be brave enough to take a chance on him? Can he see past her shortcomings? Can she? Rebecca’s got a long list of flaws. But she’s working on it.

Working On It is Book 1 of The Persimmon Series. It can be read as a standalone.

 
Working On It by Cass Alexander
  (The Persimmon Series #1)

Flat out, best romantic comedy and definitely BEST hysterically funny heroine EVER! Cass Alexander has a true hidden gem on her hands with WORKING ON IT the story of a college student who finally finds the boy of her dreams, only to find herself caught in a game of push me-pull me with her so very tender heart.

Rebeca is no shrinking violet. She can make a sailor blush with her grasp of four letter words. She seriously has NO filters and at her small college, she knows everyone and everyone knows her. With the guys, she is like one of the boys, with no desire to give up that V card until Evan. Evan the boy with a long term girlfriend who is perfect, focused and attending another college this year. Evan, the boy who has become her good friend, makes her laugh and is now making her knees weak. And. This. Is. So. Not. Rebecca.

As the greatest guard of her tender heart, she fights the attraction they both feel. Meanwhile, Evan is making his attraction very obvious and he accepts Rebecca, rough edges and all. He finds her refreshing, endearing and who he can see spending the rest of his life with, a life that would certainly NEVER be dull!

Down to Earth, filled with real-life characters with real-life flaws, this is one of those college romances that crushes the mold and re-invents the joys and pains of young love. Rebecca is priceless, being inside her head is better than visiting every amusement park in the world, as we ride the chutes and ladders of her wit, emotions and promises to herself to “work on” her perceived social flaws! Evan reveals his true self, as opposed to the popular jock he is seen as. Start to finish, this is pure entertainment that both endears us to the characters and gives a great ab workout laughing out loud!

Cass Alexander is an author to watch, read and read some more! Excellent story-telling that does NOT rely on sex to drive her plot, but trust me, she does know how to make those steamy moments as hilarious as us mere humans have experienced! Read it, you’ll thank me later!

I received this copy from Cass Alexander in exchange for my honest review which had me laughing once again, just reliving this tale!!