Thursday, July 24, 2014

Review of A WICKED GAME (An Elite Classified Novel #2) by Evie Knight

"Shh...you look prettier when you're quiet." - Jack

A Wicked Game
An Elite Classified Novel #2
Author: Evie Knight
Publisher: In Love with Romance Publishing
Published: April 12, 2014
Source: author/publisher for review

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Tori is a career woman at the top of her game. She has everything she ever wanted except a happily ever after. She is ready and determined to find it. When her friend Ariana offers her an invitation to an exclusive online dating service, she decides—against her better judgment—to use it.

A blast from her past is not what she expects.

When Jack realizes he’s been set up with the one woman he’s failed to forget, he has two choices: leave or stay. Life doesn’t give second chances this easy, and it isn’t above him to let go of an opportunity such as this. After all, there cannot be a sweeter revenge.




Confession time - I'm a greedy reader. My inner greed-monster is more prominent with novellas. If I love the novella, I'll never want it to end and I'll usually sulk around for a little while because it did end. Why is this relevant with A Wicked Game? Well, it is a novella and my greed-monster came out full force. I loved this little beauty and I did not want it to end. More! I wanted more of Jack and Tori!

"Revenge is a dish best served cold..." Yeah, that is something neither Jack nor Tori believe. Nope, for them it is best served naked. It all started one night in college when Tori left Jack hanging... Naked... Tied to a bed... For all to see... Jack wanted revenge and finally found his opportunity when fate (and an exclusive dating service) intervened. What follows is a sizzling romance with revenge, temptation, and a lot of sex toys... 

I loved A Wicked Game. As a big fan of the enemies-to-lovers trope, this novella was right up my alley. The chemistry between Jack and Tori was off the charts amazing. I loved both of them as characters. I loved their snarky conversations that served as prolonged foreplay. Tori's sex toy revenge was hysterical. I loved the way Jack pursued Tori until she gave up her notion of their relationship being a one-time event. A Wicked Game is wickedly perfect as a novella. I loved the idea behind the book - an exclusive online dating service that just happens to match up people with someone they have a super charged sexual chemistry with... Someone from their past... Just how do they do this? And why does Ariana keep giving away her invitations? I hope we learn the answers to both these questions before the series is over. 

As my first Evie Knight book, it served as a fabulous introduction to her writing and I can't wait to pick up another one of her books.

...now I must read the first novella in this series.




Evie Knight writes wickedly sexy contemporary romances with irresistible bad boys, sassy heroines, a bit of conflict, humor and a dash of spice. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time blogging, reading, listening to music, or looking for a muse.

She lives in sunny Southern California.

Evie loves hearing from her readers. Feel free to drop her a line at evie@evie-knight.com or you can stalk her on Twitter @inlovewromance.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Promo and Excerpt for ENEMIES ON TAP (Sweet Salvation Brewery #1) by Avery Flynn

Enemies on Tap
Sweet Salvation Brewery #1
By: Avery Flynn
Releasing July 14th, 2014
Entangled: Indulgence

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Brewing up trouble one pint at a time.

Enemies
What’s a girl to do when the only person who can help her is the man who betrayed her? After years away, Miranda returns to Salvation, Virginia to save her family’s brewery, but her fate is in the hands of her first lover turned enemy, Logan Martin.

Lovers
Logan, Salvation’s de facto prince, can’t believe his luck when the woman who smashed his heart to smithereens walks into his bank asking for his help. What she doesn’t know is he needs the land her brewery is on. When she tempts him with a bet—if she wins, he gives her the loan; if he wins, she forfeits the land—he knows it’s a sure thing.

An Irresistible Combination
But soon it’s a battle between their attraction for each other and their determination to win, and it’s in each other’s arms that they realize there might be more at stake now than the bet. With the town dead set against the Sweet Salvation Brewery’s success, Logan has to choose between what’s expected of him and what he really wants—even if helping Miranda means she’ll run out of his life once again.



Enemies on Tap
© 2014 Avery Flynn

For the love of Pete, the man was injured and all Miranda could think about was jumping Logan’s bones and riding him like a rented pony.

She hadn’t just drunk the Salvation Kool-Aid—she’d started to brew her own.

That was not good.

Not good at all.

She needed to bandage him up and get him the hell out before she forgot who he was—again. She grabbed the kit from under the sink and hurried back into the kitchen.

“Okay, I got the—what are you doing?”

A barefoot Logan stood at the sink, holding a yellow and green I heart NORML glass in one hand. “Getting a drink of water.”

“You should be sitting down.” The last thing he needed was to pass out, or whatever it was that people did after getting conked on the head with a garden gnome.

She threw out one arm and pointed toward the table. “Sit.”

He shut off the water and walked over to the chair facing out toward the rest of the kitchen.

With exquisite slowness, he unbuttoned his light blue shirt, which had a small reddish-brown stain on the collar. Inch by inch, he revealed his broad chest and the happy trail that disappeared beneath his waistband.

The sight made Miranda’s tongue stick to the roof of her mouth, and her thighs quivered. Desperate to stick to the plan, she leaned against the doorframe to anchor herself to the here and now instead of the if and when and why nots.

He never lost eye contact as he shucked off the shirt and laid it across one of the empty chairs.

God, he shouldn’t but he looked perfectly at home in the farmhouse kitchen. Big and brawny and sexy as all hell with his mahogany hair ruffled and the fuck-me-now pheromones coming off him in waves. She tried to remember he was an injured man. A very sexy injured man.

He sat down in a chair and spread his legs, drawing her gaze to the outline of his hard cock pressing against his pants. “I’m all yours.”




Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. 


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Book Blitz for HOT SHOT (Hostile Operations Team #5) by Lynn Raye Harris

Hot Shot
Hostile Operations Team #5
by Lynn Raye Harris
H.O.T. Publishing, LLC
June 30, 2014

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Cool under pressure... Until now.

Hostile Operations Team sniper Jack "Hawk" Hunter is cool, methodical, and utterly lethal. Nothing rattles Jack's calm. But that was before he learned he fathered a child three years ago--a child who has just been kidnapped. 

Gina Domenico is a superstar, a pop sensation with a string of hit records. But deep inside, she's still the lonely girl she's always been. When Jack saved her from an arms dealer, they spent three unforgettable days together waiting for rescue--and Gina fell hard for the sexy soldier before he walked away forever. 

But now she needs his help and she'll do anything to get it. Though Jack can never forgive Gina for keeping his child from him, he'll do everything in his power--and HOT's--to bring their son home safely. 

Nothing is what it seems, however, and their fates hang in the balance as someone else pulls the strings...and brings them ever closer to an explosive confrontation that could either save their son--or cost them everything.





Hot Shot
© 2014 Lynn Raye Harris


A few minutes later Jack came into the bedroom. She thought she should tell him to knock first or something, but she didn’t have the energy. The barriers that would normally be there between her and a man just weren’t there with Jack.

“You didn’t eat enough on the plane. I ordered room service.”

“I’m not hungry.”

“Gina.” He walked into the room and stopped in front of her. His blue eyes roamed her face while her heart kicked up. When he met her eyes again, her breath hitched. “You have to rest and you have to eat. We don’t know what’s going to happen, and you need to be strong. That’s one of the rules on a mission. Take care of yourself or you’re no good to your team.”

“I’m not part of your team. I’m just me.”

“You aren’t alone on this. We’re here, and that makes you part of the team. I’m ordering you to eat, same as I’d order my spotter or anyone else under my authority, and then I’m ordering you to rest.”

“I’m not under your authority.” Maybe she should be angry at the way he was talking to her, but she was oddly touched. God, just blame it on stress and a situation outside her control. She needed to push this man away, but she couldn’t seem to do it.

“Think of this like the island. I’m the one with the experience. I know what I’m doing. I got you out of there, didn’t I?”

She nodded.

“Trust me to get you out of here too, okay?”

“All right.”

He lifted an eyebrow. “You gonna eat when the food gets here?”

“Depends on what you ordered. I hate squash, for instance.”

“Then I’ll call and cancel the squash sandwich.”

She couldn’t help but laugh even though it had an edge that could turn into panic at any moment. “You didn’t order anything of the sort.”

“No.” He backed away and reached for the door handle. “Put on your pajamas. Get comfortable.”

“I don’t wear pajamas. I don’t wear anything.”

He stopped in mid-swing and she wanted to laugh again. She did wear pajamas, but she’d wanted to rattle him. Just because.

“Well, honey, you can come out here in nothing if you want, but it’ll probably be embarrassing for you and the delivery person both. Still, you can tip him good and I’m sure it’ll be fine.”

He shot her a grin before shutting the door behind him. Gina stood there with her heart pounding and her pulse skipping and wondered just what it was about him that made her want to get beneath his skin.




USA Today bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris burst onto the scene when she won a writing contest held by Harlequin. A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award and the National Readers Choice Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome former military husband and two crazy cats. Lynn writes about hot military heroes, sizzling international billionaires, and the women who dare to tame them. Her books have been called "exceptional and emotional," "intense," and "sizzling." To date, Lynn's books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Review of SINFUL REWARDS 1 (A Billionaries and Bikers Novella) by Cynthia Sax

"You're Belinda Carter from three eleven south..." - Hawke

Sinful Rewards 1
Author: Cynthia Sax
Publisher: Avon Red Impulse
Published: July 15, 2014
Source: publisher for review

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Belinda “Bee” Carter is a good girl; at least, that’s what she tells herself. And a good girl deserves a nice guy—just like the gorgeous and moody billionaire Nicolas Rainer. He is everything she wants in a man.

Or so she thinks, until she takes a look through her telescope and sees a naked, tattooed man on the balcony across the courtyard. Hawke is mysterious, the bad boy she knows will bring only heartbreak. He has been watching her, and that makes him all the more enticing.

But when a mysterious and anonymous text message dares her to do something bad, she must decide if she is really the good girl she has always claimed to be, or if she’s willing to risk everything for her secret fantasy of being watched.

Is her mystery man the reclusive billionaire with a wild side or the darkly dangerous bad boy?




Welcome to the year of Cynthia Sax! Each month for the next twelve months, Cynthia will be releasing a new part to Sinful Rewards. Torture, right? Oh, but what a way to go! Teased each month by Cynthia... *wink* In part 1 of Sinful Rewards, we meet the three main characters and a couple secondary characters that are important to the story. Belinda, the main female character, has two sides to her persona. Belinda wants to be accepted by her best friend. She's a good girl, but she wants the nicer things in life - things her best friend has, but Belinda can't afford. Bee, Belinda's alter ego, is more brazen. She'll tell you how it is and she won't put up with your shit. I really enjoyed getting to know the characters and how they think/react to certain situations. I love the fact that things are not always as they seem. Readers will find themselves looking deeper into the words and actions of every character. How will it end? We'll see in a year, but I am anticipating one hell of a ride.

And for the record, I think I'm Team Hawke. What about you?




Cynthia Sax lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say, “I love you”, they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever.

Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.Please visit her on the web at www.CynthiaSax.com.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Review of STONE HARD SEAL by Sabrina York - a novella from the Hot Alpha SEALs: Military Romance Megaset

Hi there! Today I am doing a review on Sabrina York's novella, Stone Hard SEAL, from the new military mega set, Hot Alpha SEALs. I will be reviewing remaining novellas at a later date.

Stone Hard SEAL
Author: Sabrina York
Publisher: Hot Alpha Authors
Published: July 22, 2014
Source: author for review

Purchase Links: Amazon



When Ryder “Stone” Maddox’s meets Lily Wilson—a senator’s daughter who is definitely off-limits—he’s determined to keep his distance, despite her irresistible allure. But Lily has plans of her own…to put his heart of stone to the test.




Just when I thought I knew what to expect from Sabrina York, she shows her readers a new side of her writing. We've seen her softer side with her Tryst Island series. We all know her kinky side from...well, from all of her books. Now we're introduced to her gritty side. Stone Hard SEAL is not a typical Sabrina story. We still get the hot and steamy sex, but we're also getting gritty romance that rivals the best military romance authors out there. Sabrina's flawless and descriptive writing made me feel as if I was watching the story unfold in front of me. I am really looking forward to what she has in store for us next and I hope she explores military romance more in the future.

I apologize for such a short review. As I said earlier, I'm planning to review the rest of the novellas from Hot Alpha SEALs at a later date. 




Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, writes naked erotic fiction for fans who like it hot, hard and balls-to-the-wall, and erotic romance and fantasy for readers who prefer a slow burn to passion.

An award winning author of hot, humorous stories for smart and sexy readers, her titles range from sweet & sexy erotic romance to BDSM to erotic horror. Connect with her on twitter @sabrina_york, on Facebook or on Pintrest. Check out Sabrina’s books and read an excerpt on Amazon or wherever e-books are sold. Visit her webpage at www.sabrinayork.com to check out her books, excerpts and contests. Don’t forget to enter to win the royal tiara!




12 New York Times, USA Today or Award-winning bestselling Hot Alpha Authors brings you this Military Romance Megaset for your reading pleasure: 

THE KISS OF A SEAL by Award-winning Author Anne Elizabeth — Jessa Grainger’s world is rocked by the kiss of a SEAL, SO-1 Link Tyler. It wouldn’t be a problem for an ordinary person, but being a Navy Consultant working on the Amphibious Base as well as being engaged to a SWCC man make the situation very sticky. 

NIGHT WITH A SEAL (Hot SEALS #1) by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Cat Johnson — When navigating military red tape begins to present more challenges than the enemy, it makes SEAL Jon Rudnick question his future. So does Alison Cressly, the one woman he can’t get out of his head. 

HOT BAYOU SEAL by Award-winning author Cindy Dees — SEAL Ford Alambeaux is a busted up SEAL on his way out of the teams. Trina Zarkos is being tossed out of SEAL training like every other female candidate…until they’re thrown together on a way off-book mission to see if she can play with the big boys or not. 

DELTA: RETRIBUTION by USA Today bestselling author Cristin Harber — Fallen Navy SEAL and Titan Group’s Delta recruit Trace Reeves wants nothing more than a one-night stand to forget that his twin brother was killed-in-action. But when his one-time fling becomes his high value target, the lines blur between her rescue mission and saving himself. 

WATCH OVER ME (An Uncharted SEAL story) by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Delilah Devlin — Deke Warrick’s unsanctioned detail is to keep tabs on a congressman’s niece while she vacations in the Caribbean. He’s determined to keep his distance, from the beautiful Nicky Martir—until she’s snatched from their hotel room. 

SEAL'S OBSESSION (A Take No Prisoners story) by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Elle James — Mission: Halt pirate activities off the coast of Honduras. SEAL TEAM 10's Jack Fischer goes undercover as a deck hand on a medical boat where he finds himself falling for the dedicated Dr. Natalie Rhoades. 

The SEAL (a Sex, Lies & Spies novella) by USA Today bestselling author Gennita Low — Mari Lords is tasked by her father to steal the seal that is an important clue in a round-the-world treasure hunt called The Game. When her opportunity comes during a party, she finds another kind of SEAL, Angel Marcello. 

UNBREAKABLE SEAL by USA Today bestselling author J.M. Madden — Maxwell Tate fights against a psychotic dream world, until he no longer knows what’s real. Lacey Adams knows she can’t save all of her cases, but can she salvage the unbreakable SEAL? 

MISTER BLACK A Billionaire SEAL Story, Part 1 (In the Shadows) by Award-winning author P.T. Michelle — He is Black: a deadly enforcer and masterful seducer. I am Red: a justice bleeder and willing participant. When our secrets converge in a passionate encounter, stepping out of the shadows just might be worth the risk. 

STONE HARD SEAL by Award-winning author Sabrina York — When Ryder “Stone” Maddox’s meets Lily Wilson—a senator’s daughter who is definitely off-limits—he’s determined to keep his distance, despite her irresistible allure. But Lily has plans of her own…to put his heart of stone to the test. 

SEAL’S PROMISE by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sharon Hamilton — Navy SEAL T.J. Talbot, SEAL Team 3's bad boy, makes a deathbed promise to protect and care for his fallen buddy's wife and child. The only problem is, she hates him. 

BREAKING TIES (a SEAL Team Heartbreakers story) by bestselling author Teresa Reasor — Navy SEAL Oliver Shaker is blindsided when he learns that not only does his wife, Selena, have a life-threatening illness, but she’s also pregnant, stretching their marriage to the breaking point.



Friday, July 18, 2014

Cover Reveal of LETTING GO by Molly McAdams

Welcome to the cover reveal of Letting Go by Molly McAdams.

Take it away, Molly...



Letting Go
by Molly McAdams
Coming November 4th, 2014


The New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author returns with a sizzling novel of love, loss, guilt, and forgiveness.

Grey and Ben fell in love at thirteen and believed they’d be together forever. But three days before their wedding, the twenty-year-old groom-to-be suddenly died from an unknown heart condition, destroying his would-be-bride’s world. If it hadn’t been for their best friend, Jagger, Grey never would have made it through those last two years to graduation. He’s the only one who understands her pain, the only one who knows what it’s like to force yourself to keep moving when your dreams are shattered. Jagger swears he’ll always be there for her, but no one has ever been able to hold on to him. He’s not the kind of guy to settle down.

It’s true that no one has ever been able to keep Jagger—because he’s only ever belonged to Grey. While everyone else worries over Grey’s fragility, he’s the only one who sees her strength. Yet as much as he wants Grey, he knows her heart will always be with Ben. Still they can’t deny the heat that is growing between them—a passion that soon becomes too hot to handle. But admitting their feelings for each other means they’ve got to face the past. Is being together what Ben would have wanted . . . or a betrayal of his memory that will eventually destroy them both?








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Promo and Excerpt for NOTHING COMPARES TO YOU (Pine Lake #2) by Tiffany Marie

Nothing Compares to You
Pine Lake Series #2
By: Tiffany Marie
Liquid Silver Books
May 18, 2014

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Mitch loves everything about his job as a photojournalist––the excitement, the money, the notoriety––which is why he has no plans for a lengthy stay in his childhood hometown of Pine Lake. But when he meets enigmatic single mother Natalie, he can’t help his attraction, or his overwhelming desire to pursue her. 

The last few years have taught Natalie she’s stronger than she ever thought. She was strong enough to leave her abusive ex-husband, strong enough to endure a year in a women’s shelter, and strong enough to begin rebuilding her life with her young son. She’s going to make sure she’s also strong enough to avoid future heartbreak, which means not getting close to anyone––especially not someone like Mitch, who doesn’t plan on staying in town for more than a few months. Yet the more time Natalie spends with Mitch, the more her resolve crumbles. 

As their tentative friendship develops into a passionate romance, both Mitch and Natalie realize they’re in deeper than they ever intended. When an exciting new job assignment sends Mitch halfway around the world, Natalie is left with the realization that she let the wrong man in once again. And Mitch realizes giving Natalie up for his career was the biggest mistake of his life—and one he might not be able to fix.



Nothing Compares to You
© Tiffany Marie

Mitch wasn’t romantic. He didn’t remember anniversaries; he didn’t bring flowers; he didn’t write poetry. He considered himself too much of a down-to- earth realist to partake in the romanticism that made women swoon in romance novels.

Yet here he was, walking down Pine Lake’s Main Street with a picnic basket, a red-and-white checkered blanket, and a small bouquet of daisies.

He passed The Darling Diner on his way to Natalie’s office, and saw Susie through the window, taking orders from a table of four. She gave a quick wave when she saw him and then a thumbs-up when she saw what he was carrying.

Mitch grimaced. Great. If he didn’t watch it, he was going to get a reputation as the town’s romantic. If he started spouting poetry anytime soon, he’d need to have himself committed.

The town square was blessedly empty when he arrived, so he didn’t have to worry about prying eyes as he headed over to a sunny spot behind the gazebo and unfolded the blanket he’d brought and then spread it out on the ground, anchoring each of the corners with a rock. He set the picnic basket off to one side of the blanket, with the flowers resting on top.

Standing back to survey his work, Mitch felt a rush of excitement and worked to quickly squash the unwelcome emotion. Planning a surprise picnic lunch for Natalie was out of character enough for him.

As he crossed the street toward Pine Lake Investments, Mitch wondered if this was a sign he was getting too comfortable here. If he’d been on assignment, a picnic never would have occurred to him. He was turning into a different person the longer he stayed in Pine Lake––a softer, more thoughtful person. Most people would consider it a good thing. Except that in Mitch’s line of work, softness was weakness, and being thoughtful could drive you out of your mind.





Tiffany Marie grew up in Michigan and currently lives in northern Indiana with her wonderfully supportive husband, rambunctious young son, and two rescued pets. She has worked in an elementary school, a bookstore, and a winery, and now she stays home with her son and writes whenever she has a few minutes to spare. She spends her free time reading too many romance novels, drinking too much Diet Pepsi, and taking too many naps.




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