Sep 17

REVIEW: The Homecoming by Robyn Carr

The Homecoming

(Thunder Point #6)

by Robyn Carr

4 HEARTS

4 Hearts

From Goodreads

At the age of nineteen, Seth Sileski had everything. A superb athlete and scholar, handsome and popular, he was the pride of Thunder Point. Destined for greatness, he lost it all in a terrible accident that put an end to his professional football career when it had barely begun. The people in his hometown have never forgotten what might have been. 

Seth has come to terms with the turns his life has taken. But now he’s been presented with an opportunity to return home and show his father—and the people of Thunder Point—he’s become a better, humbler version of his former self. 

Winning over his father isn’t the only challenge. Seth must also find a way to convince his childhood neighbor and best friend, Iris McKinley, to forgive him for breaking her heart. With his homecoming, will Seth be able to convince the town, his family and especially Iris that he’s finally ready to be the man who will make them all proud?

My Review Final

How does she do it? How does every book in this series just keep getting better and better. The Homecoming, book six in the Thunder Point series brings us Seth’s story. Seth wasn’t mentioned a lot in the previous books, so I didn’t know what to expect or anticipate. After reading this book I am pretty sure Seth is my favorite. I know, I know! I say that a lot with these books, but I’m sure this time. Probably. Maybe.

Seth Sileski had it all and lost it all in a horrific car crash. Losing his pro-football career and almost his life was bad, but even worse was knowing that he played a part in the accident even though the other guy was the one at fault. Through hard work and determination Seth rehabbed and got a job as a Sheriff and now he’s finally been appointed as sheriff back in his hometown. Seth knows that it’s probably too late to make amends with his dad, but he misses his family and is happy to be given a chance at coming home, again. And when he sets his sights on his best friend from high school, who just upped and stopped talking to him, Seth is finally starting to feel alive, again.

Iris McKinley lost her virginity and her best friend all in the same weekend. She’s older and wiser now. She’s over it! Or so she thought. Now, that Seth is back in town and showing up everywhere she is she confesses, if only to herself, that she may not be over it or Seth as much as she thought. 

I loved Seth and the man that he is. Once Iris confesses to him what caused her to give up their friendship all those years before he steps up and tries to make amends. I love his sense of humor and his loyalty. Iris was funny and I loved how she didn’t over-dramatize the whole situation and let it go. Don’t get me wrong I felt for her and she had every right to be mad, but the fact that she was able to see the situation for what it was knowing the type of man Seth was and accepting his apology really showed character. I laughed out loud when Iris got sick and Seth came to take care of her. The banter between these two was as fun as the attraction.

This book was provided to me in exchange for my honest review from NetGalley.com

Hotness Rating 

3 out of 5

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Sep 16

RELEASE DAY LAUNCH/GIVEAWAY: TALL, DARK AND PARANORMAL Box Set

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for the TALL, DARK, AND PARANORMAL Box Set with 10 full-length Paranormal Romances by 10 bestselling authors! This box set is only $.99 for a limited time! Go grab your copy NOW!

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CRESCENT MOON by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling AuthorLori Handeland…

A cryptozoologist travels to New Orleans to investigate whispers of a wolf in the Honey Island Swamp.

 

FOREVER FREED by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling AuthorLaura Kaye…

A reclusive, empathic vampire falls in love with a woman he planned to kill, and must fight his ancient guilt, bloodlust, and an old vampire rival who threatens everything he holds dear.

 

SINS OF THE FLESH by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling AuthorCaridadPineiro…

Mick Carrera is a mercenary hired to eliminate problems, but the genetically engineered woman with the superhuman powers is nothing like what he expected.

 

SPELLBOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Opal Carew…

What is Lucinda, a tenth level wizard, to do when Destiny pairs her with a man who is utterly domineering, overwhelmingly masculine, incredibly irresistible and, according to her most trusted friend, extremely dangerous?

 

SPELL BOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling AuthorStephanie Julian…

A warrior born to defend. A young witch in need of protection. A dangerous desire neither of them expected.

 

HAUNTING A COWBOY – Brand New from USA Today Bestselling AuthorRandi Alexander…

When a ranch foreman hires a ghost whisperer to handle the spirit that’s haunting him, the attraction between them is…supernatural

 

HUNTRESS FOR HIRE by USA Today Bestselling Author Terry Spear…

He’s bound to get her killed, so why does the huntress desire the vampire-turned hunter more than life itself?

 

DEAD SEXY by USA Today Bestselling AuthorPaige Tyler…

Can her love save him from a curse worse than death?

 

ASMODEUS: DEMON OF LUST by Bestselling AuthorSara Humphreys…

When Kai Kelly discovers an unusual ring in the attic it leads to much more than she bargained for. She may not realize what she has in her possession, but the boys in Hell sure got the message.

 

BEAUTY AND THE BEST by Bestselling AuthorJudi Fennell…

Reclusive artist Todd Best hasn’t produced anything since the death of his wife…until aspiring romance novelist Jolie Gardener enters his life and turns it upside down.

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EXCERPT FROM LAURA KAYE’S FOREVER FREED
A BOOK IN THE TALL, DARK, AND PARANORMAL BOX SET

 

About Forever Freed:

A heart can break, even one that no longer beats.

I stalk my new neighbors, a single mother and her child, drawn by the irresistible scent of their joy and love. I crave their blood, starved for some healing respite from my ancient guilt and grief. Now to lure them into my grasp.

But they surprise me. Little Olivia accepts me without fear–talking, smiling, offering innocent affection that tugs at my long-lost humanity. Her mother, Samantha, seeks me out when she should stay away, offering sweet friendship, and tempting the forgotten man within me. They lure me instead.

Ah, Dio, Lucien, run and spare them while you can…

 

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The bedroom door had barely clicked behind me when Samantha grabbed and shoved me toward the bed. I fell backward, and she was on top of me, clawing at my clothes and ripping off her own. Whatever had been going on with her all day was now clearly finding a release.

 

“Sam?”

 

She kissed me roughly and shoved her tongue into my mouth. I groaned and pushed her back. Though we french kissed all the time, I generally kept her out of my mouth.

 

“Sam?”

 

Finally, she stilled. With her hands braced on my shoulders, her eyes burned down into mine. Her anger squeezed my chest. Her voice was strained. “Lucien, we’ll talk later. I promise. But right now I want you, and I need you. And I need you to know it, feel it.” Her words clarified little, but I nodded.

 

She unleashed herself on me, kissing and licking and roughly nipping at my upper body all while maintaining eye contact. I thrust my hips into her when she lingered over my Blood Mark. I finally had to grab her hair and tug her attention away from it.

 

With a groan, she reached a hand down between her legs and worked herself as she devoured me. When I realized what she was doing, I moaned and gripped her shoulders and rolled on top of her.

 

I grabbed her hand and pulled it to my mouth, then noisily sucked on her wet fingers. I groaned at the sweet nectar of her arousal.

 

“You see what you do to me, Lucien? What only you do to me?” she rasped. “Take me, Lucien. I’m yours,” she offered as she planted her feet flat on the mattress and pushed herself up forcefully against my erection.

 

Her aggression spurred mine, and I grunted. “You want me?” I asked as I ground myself against her wetness. She ran a hand over the bedspread and found the packet she’d apparently laid out earlier. She slid herself against me as she opened it and then rolled on the condom. “God, yes,” she whimpered.

 

I plunged forward and filled her in one hard stroke. She screamed and wrapped herself around me. Hard breaths and grunts and strained curses in two languages filled the room as we battled through Samantha’s emotions with our bodies. She kissed me roughly and dug her nails into my flesh. The physical pain mingled with her radiating pleasure to coax what I was sure was going to be one of the most intense orgasms I’d ever experienced.

 

She came in a frenzy of screams and muscle contractions. And then bit against the taut skin at the base of my neck. Hard.

 

My fangs and release shot out at the same time. I growled and in a blur turned my head in search of my biceps. I missed the tender skin of her shoulder by a hair as the urge to bite down became irresistible.

 

Finally, I willed my fangs to retract and licked at the wound I’d made on my arm, then slid down a little and laid my head on her heaving breasts.

 

“I love you,” I whispered breathlessly.

 

She hugged my shoulders and combed her fingers through my hair. “I love you, too.” We lay together, panting, for a long time. “Lucien?” I lifted my head off her chest to look at her. “I’m ready to talk now.”

 

About The Authors:

HandelandLori Handeland is a two time RITA Award winner and the New York Times bestselling author of the paranormal romance series, The Nightcreature Novels, as well as the urban fantasy series, The Phoenix Chronicles and the historical fantasy series, Shakespeare Undead. She also writes western historical romance under the name Lori Austin.

 

 

 

 

 

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PineiroNew York Times and USA Today bestseller Caridad Pineiro is a Jersey Girl who just wants to write, travel, and spend more time with family and friends. Caridad is the author of over 40 novels/novellas and loves romance novels, super heroes, TV and cooking.

 

 

 

 

 

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Opal CarewNew York Times and USA Today bestselling author Opal Carew is the author of erotic romance stories in which she makes offerings of hope, success, and love to her readers. As Amber Carew, she writes futuristic, urban fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, and contemporary romance.

 

 

 

 

 

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JulianNew York Times bestselling author Stephanie Julian writes sophisticated, sultry romance for adventurous readers. She is happily married to a Springsteen fanatic and the mother of two sons who introduced her to the joys of Slipknot, Warped Tour and never-ending headaches.

 

 

 

 

 

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Randi Alexander author picUSA Today bestselling author Randi Alexander writes smokin’ hot romance with heroes who’ll have you begging to ride off into the sunset with them. Her emotional love stories sweep you off your feet, so prepare yourself to be rode hard and put up satisfied on the sexier side of happily ever-after!

 

 

 

 

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SpearUSA Today bestselling Terry Spear has written over fifty paranormal romance novels and a medieval Highland romances series. Heart of the Wolf was named a 2008 Publishers Weekly‘s Best Book of the Year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TylerPaige Tyler is a USA Today Bestselling Author of more than fifty books, including the new action-packed paranormal/romantic-suspense X-OPS and SWAT (Special Wolf Alpha Team) Series, both from Sourcebooks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sara HumphreysSara Humphreys is an award-winning bestselling novelist of paranormal and contemporary romance. The mother of four teenage boys, Sara has been married to her college sweetie for twenty years. She believes in true love, great sex, and happily ever afters.

 

 

 

 

 

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FanellAward-winning, best-selling author Judi Fennell loves to laugh and loves love, so it’s no surprise there’s a little bit of each in every book she writes. Check out her fairy tales with a twist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sep 16

ARC REVIEW: Outfoxed by Love by Eve Langlais

Outfoxed By Love

(Kodiak Point #2)

by Eve Langlais

5 HEARTS

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Don’t moose with his fox!

A bullheaded moose doesn’t stand a chance when a fox decides to make him her mate.

Boris left to defend his country still a boy. He came back a changed man. A damaged man.

But Jan still wants him.

A man of few words, Boris has a firm way of saying No, but this determined vixen knows he’s her mate. Despite some less than subtle overtures, Jan has not had much success in getting her bullheaded moose to notice her, but all that changes when her life is put in danger.

Suddenly the damaged soldier keeps finding excuses to come to her rescue, but as far as Jan is concerned, her mate is the one in need of saving.

It will take some subtle maneuvering to outfox her moose into admitting he loves her, but this wily vixen is more than ready for the challenge. And if that doesn’t work, momma’s offered to loan her the shot gun used for her own engagement.

Welcome to Kodiak Point, where the wildlife might wear clothes, but animal instinct rules the heart.

My Review Final

If you are looking for your next shifter book, then look no farther because this series is fantastic. It has action, suspense, and lots of steamy love scenes. It also has some very heartfelt plot twists that it added so much depth that is elevated an already amazing book.

I loved Jan. She was such a cute character. She was elegant and a sharpshooter. It was very refreshing to see a heroine who could defend herself and still be lady. Most books you get one or the other so the fact she was both made me like her from book one. I cheered her on every step of the way. Stubbornness is a wonderful trait especially when they are right.

Boris is a very pig-headed moose who is hiding from love. He thinks he isn’t good enough for Jan because the war changed him. He wasn’t a carefree young man anymore and in his thinking Jan only deserved a perfect man. I did think it was quite noble that he loved Jan enough that he tried to stand down. He gets quite jealous of any man with Jan.

I really liked Jan’s parents. They made me laugh so hard. I am really looking forward to the next book in this series. I think Gene may get his happy ending or at least I hope he does. He deserves one because of all the horrors that are in his past.

This book will keep you laughing. It is full of stubborn men and the woman that love them. It is also full of nice steamy love scenes most of which never make it to a bed. lol

Hotness Rating

4 out of 5

4 Flames

Kaylyn

Sep 15

BOOK SPOTLIGHT/ EXCERPT/ GIVEAWAY: Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

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We are very excited to help kick of the blog tour of Nalini Singh’s Rock Addiction!

Rock Addiction is the first book in Nalini Singh’s new rock star series. Get ready to dive into the world of these wickedly sinful rockers and simply melt!

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Rock Addiction

(Rock Kiss #1)

by: Nalini Singh

The Blurb

A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk…

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.

A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that’s all it was meant to be…

Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he’ll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn’t only her body that’s become addicted to Fox, but her heart…

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Fox hadn’t become the lead singer of one of the best-selling rock bands in history by being a shrinking violet. No, he went after what he wanted, no holds barred. And the raw promise he could feel between him and Molly? He had to know where it would lead, the need so strong he hadn’t felt anything like it since the day he’d figured out that music was his escape, the air in his lungs.

Which was why he was leaning against the wall beside Molly’s apartment at five that afternoon, a guitar by his side.

The elevator doors opened at a quarter after the hour, Molly going motionless two steps outside of it, the doors closing silently at her back. Yeah, she hadn’t expected him, but Fox was ready to work with that. Waiting patiently as she took a deep breath and completed the trek down the corridor, he drew in the scent of her, his gaze lingering on the fluttering pulse in her neck.

“How did you get past security?”

Fox smiled slowly at the blurted-out question, wondering if Molly knew how bad she was at hiding her emotions. He liked it, liked that he saw the real Molly, not an illusion she’d created to tempt him—not that she had to do anything but smile to tempt him. “I told you the security sucks.”

Unable to resist, he reached out to run his finger down one creamy cheek flushed with a mix of surprise, passion, and, he was certain, sweet, hot feminine anger. His guess was borne out when Molly unlocked her door with jittery hands and put down her handbag on one corner of the bench, her fingers trembling before she curled them into her palms. “You’re breaking the rules.”

“What rules?” Closing the door, he leaned back on it and willed her to face him. Much as he loved the shape of her from the back, he liked watching those expressive eyes whisper her mood to him.

Shoulders tight, she turned. “This was supposed to be a one-night stand.”

“Ah.” Folding his arms over the plain black of his T-shirt, he said, “How about a one-month stand instead?” He knew he had to play this exactly right. Molly was wary of him, and yeah, he could understand why. To have her in his life beyond a fleeting instant, he’d have to win her trust.

She jerked up her head. “What?”

“Why not? I like you. You like me.” He smiled—because the reason Molly had needed to jerk up her head was that she’d been staring at his chest. “Admit it.”

Sitting down on the bench, she began to unzip her boots, very obviously not looking at him. “You’re okay for a rock star.”

He wanted to bite her, then pet her until she was limp and languid in his arms. “We burn up together.” Deliberately modulating his voice—his instrument—for maximum effect, low and bedroom rough, he saw her fingers stutter on the zipper. “I’m here for a month. It’s an easy equation.”

When the words “Let me think about it” fell from her mouth, he thought she might’ve been as startled as he was, her lips parting on a slight gasp—as if to call back the declaration.

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Rock Courtship
(Rock Kiss #2)

by: Nalini Singh

What happens when the Gentleman of Rock decides to play dirty?

A drummer for the hottest rock band on the planet, David has a single, powerful weakness: Thea, the band’s publicist and the woman who steals his breath away with her every move.

Only problem is, Thea doesn’t date clients—or musicians. Emotionally scarred by a cheating ex, she’s not about to risk her heart with a man who has groupies buzzing around him like flies. Even if his sexy smile ties her up in knots.

What she doesn’t know is that David is a one-woman man…and he’s madly in love with her. David’s determined to prove he’s worth the risk, and willing to court her, step by exquisite step. Thea’s about to discover just how long and hard this handsome drummer can play.

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NEW YORK TIMES AND USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series Nalini Singh usually writes about hot shapeshifters and dangerous angels. This time around, she decided to write about a hot and wickedly tempting rock star. If you’re seeing a theme here, you’re not wrong.

Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing. If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts on her website. Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, while Angels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series. Once Rock Addiction is out, swing by the site to check out the special behind-the-scenes page, complete with photos of many of the locations used in the book.

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Sep 14

SUNDAY SWAG GIVEAWAY: Kathryn Kelly

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Welcome to Sunday Swag! I absolutely love swag. I think it’s the perfect thing to collect. You can have a whole bunch and it doesn’t take up a lot of room. One day it occurred to me that a lot of people might have the same feelings about swag as I do. That’s when the idea of a Sunday Swag feature came to me. I could both show off my love of swag and give some away! Plus, it’s a great way of spreading the word about all the fabulous authors out there!

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This week I’m spreading the word about Kathryn Kelly!

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Kathryn Kelly is living her dream and writing books. She’s always been an avid reader and still devours books in her spare time. She also enjoys football, socializing, music, eating, and jokes. In Kat’s head, she’s the ultimate biker babe. In reality, she’s an ordinary girl-next-door and a native New Orleanian.

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Guess what? On Wednesday Kat is releasing the third book in her Death Dwellers MC series, MISBEHAVIOR!!!!!

The Blurb

Matthew “Val” Taylor, the Road Captain in the club, was introduced to sex at an early age. Saved from the streets by the club’s Enforcer and President years ago, Val now lives for women and the open road. Until the night the only woman he’s ever loved is almost killed. Val determines to change his ways and be the man Zoann Donovan should have and the father their son deserves.

Zoann has loved Val for a long time. Violence and bitter betrayal forces her to ignore her feelings and distance herself not only from the sexy RC, but her beloved brother, too. Until she discovers the truth. Can Zoann ever be forgiven for all the pain she’s caused? Will Val overcome his own demons and have a future with her and their son? Who will survive in an MC filled with lust and revenge, love and hate?

Warning: This is a tale of rape, murders, deception, heartache, lies, and infidelity. The road to redemption is a tumultuous struggle where only the strong survive and justice is served…Outlaw-style.

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Sep 13

REVIEW: No Accounting for Cowboys by Leah Braemel

No Accounting For Cowboys

(The Grady Legacy #2)

by Leah Braemel

4 Hearts

4 Hearts

From Goodreads

Jake Grady loves Bull’s Hollow ranch and all the challenges and hard work it entails. But the past year hasn’t been easy—his father’s good name has been tarnished, and new financial problems are threatening to destroy everything the Gradys have built. Performing live under a stage name has become his escape, a way of blowing off some serious steam.

Accountant Paige Reynolds found Jake’s guitar-playing alter ego intriguing, but her connection with the real Jake sends her attraction into overdrive. When she’s summoned to make order out of the chaotic paper trail at Bull’s Hollow, he sets her world a-rocking—both in bed and out. But Paige has a plan; she’s determined to create her own path for the future, but is soon left scrambling for firmer ground.

Good news about Jake’s potential singing career is followed by the revelation of another family secret, one that has him questioning whether he belongs at Bull’s Hollow at all. But leaving the ranch would mean leaving his family…and Paige. How much is he willing to give up for a real shot at fame?

My Review Final

This is my first Leah Braemel book and I loved it! No Accounting for Cowboys is the second book of The Grady Legacy, but I believe can be read alone. I didn’t read the first book of this series and I never felt like I was missing something important. There was mention and reference, so it probably wouldn’t hurt to read book one, but not a deal breaker if you didn’t. This book was so good I plan on reading book one, anyways.

Jake Grady loves his ranch and his family, although everything he loves is in a bit of turmoil right now. His best friend is barely talking to him, his brother disregards him at best, and the ranch records are being gone over with a fined tooth comb. Is it any wonder that he keeps his pastime a secret? He loves to sing and it gives him joy! It’s just sad he has no one to really share this passion with.

Paige Reynolds knows her accounting job is on the line. One of the partners has made no secret of wanting Paige out. So, when she is assigned to the Grady ranch she knows she has to do a good job. Imagine her surprise when she finds that one of the Grady heirs is the very same cowboy that sang his way into her heart the previous night. 

This book had it all – a family mystery, conflict, sweet, well-developed characters, sexual attention and heat, and great dialogue. I really recommend this story for a great cowboy read that won’t weigh you down with mindless fluff.

I received this book from NetGalley.com in exchange for my honest review.

Hotness Rating 

3 out of 5

3 Flames

Tina

Sep 12

COVER REVEAL: Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh

 

Rock Courtship

(Rock Kiss #1.5)

by: Nalini Singh

Blurb

What happens when the Gentleman of Rock decides to play dirty?

A drummer for the hottest rock band on the planet, David has a single, powerful weakness: Thea, the band’s publicist and the woman who steals his breath away with her every move.

Only problem is, Thea doesn’t date clients—or musicians. Emotionally scarred by a cheating ex, she’s not about to risk her heart with a man who has groupies buzzing around him like flies. Even if his sexy smile ties her up in knots.

What she doesn’t know is that David is a one-woman man…and he’s madly in love with her. David’s determined to prove he’s worth the risk, and willing to court her, step by exquisite step. Thea’s about to discover just how long and hard this handsome drummer can play.

 

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Rock Addiction

(Rock Kiss #1)

by: Nalini Singh

Blurb

A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk…

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.

A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that’s all it was meant to be…

Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he’ll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn’t only her body that’s become addicted to Fox, but her heart…

Out Now! Released September 9th!

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Meet the Author!

NEW YORK TIMES AND USA Today bestselling author of the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series Nalini Singh usually writes about hot shapeshifters and dangerous angels. This time around, she decided to write about a hot and wickedly tempting rock star. If you’re seeing a theme here, you’re not wrong.

Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand, and is passionate about writing. If you’d like to explore her other books, you can find lots of excerpts on her website. Slave to Sensation is the first book in the Psy-Changeling series, while Angels’ Blood is the first book in the Guild Hunter series. Once Rock Addiction is out, swing by the site to check out the special behind-the-scenes page, complete with photos of many of the locations used in the book.

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Sep 11

BOOK SPOTLIGHT/ EXCERPT/ GIVEAWAY: Predator & Prey by James D. Horton

 

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Predator & Prey

(Predator & Prey #1)

by: James D. Horton

Blurb

Lily works the night shift at a radio station, taking calls from forlorn and damaged souls who can’t sleep. She knows their pain and they find solace in her comforting words. The city is ruthless; nameless creatures roam the streets and prey on the lost and innocent.

As she leaves work one night at the crest of dawn, Lily comes face-to-face with depravity. She is a survivor at heart, but she is unfairly outnumbered and surrenders to her fate. From the shadows an ally emerges, the mysterious and alluring, Wolf. After coming to Lily’s aid, he takes her to shelter.

The immediate danger has passed, but the incident is far from over. Wolf tells Lily she is not prey, and sets off into the night with her by his side to set a wrong right. What she sees when entering the dark heart of the city will change her existence forever. Has Wolf taken on a force too big? Will Lily survive the night?

Excerpt Final

Nightmares are real. Supernatural creatures walk in the shadows of this city. Call them whatever you want to, I know them for what they are. Vampires.

The dark hides things and most people get to deny it. Most people don’t grow up alone without a home like I did. When you have nowhere to hide and evil is on the streets, you either learn to survive or you die. I learned to survive. I know most folks probably think what I’ve seen doesn’t exist. They haven’t lived where I have. When the strange becomes the normal what else can you do but believe?

I work the night shift at the KMC Radio Station, hosting my own late night show ‘Overnight with Lily’. I don’t like to think of the things I had to do to get this job that barely pays minimum wage. In my life nothing comes for free, not even what I do to pay the bills. I have to keep trading favors just to keep my job. A girl like me does what I have to do.

The radio airtime is mine though. I don’t know that I make much of a difference to my callers or listeners, but it helps me fight the powerless outlook of the rest of my life. I’m in control here, I can talk or I can hang up on people. No one can force themselves on me during my air time. I am never the victim during those hours.

I feel like I have a direct line into the darkness. I like to think I speak words of hope into the night. Talking into the mic I imagine my voice as a soft beacon calling out to the survivors, giving them a bit of brightness in a world gone nuts. No one would ever know with what I say on the air that I was baring my soul to them. They think I’m just a media personality. No one expects the truth, but truth is what I give them and it builds enough of an audience to keep me employed.

I get a surprising amount of calls for a time when people are supposed to be in bed and they are always interesting. The scared, the lonely and the high. They are all out at night. I never know what to expect when I take a call. Is this person one of the ‘crazies’? Where will the conversation take me?

“Another night Ricky,” I say as I walk past my sound engineer. He glances up from his station of levers and knobs.

“What? Did someone come in here? Who’s talking?” He is holding back his laughter as he strains up to look over the sound boards.

“Har har, Ricky. Yeah, the short jokes never get old.” I give him a weak smile.

“Hey, did you dye your hair?” he asks. “Or did you have an accident with the Kool-Aid Man?”

My frown was sufficient to get him to duck behind the board.

“Just kidding, that’s a very nice shade of cherry Kool-Aid.”

I grab a water bottle from the mini-fridge, toss it at him and pull out another to take with me. I wince at the whine of the fridge followed by a rattle. It probably won’t last much longer meaning cold water will be a thing of the past.

I adjust the headset and tuck my hair behind my ear as I take my seat behind the mic. The room around me is dark, dimly lit by the small glow of the monitor and the equipment. I stretch up, waving at Ricky on the other side of the glass. I signal him that I’m ready and the “On Air” light goes on.

“Welcome to Overnight with Lily. Feeling isolated? Not sure where to go next? Call me, the lines are open and I see they’re lighting up now!” I look over the call screen monitor and choose one of the blinking signals at random.

“You’re on the air with Lily, what’s your name and where are you calling from?”

“Uhh..” there is a long pause, “I’m lonely. Alone in my apartment on 39th.”

“Well, hi Lonely on 39th. What’s going on with you?”

“Lily,” the voice says through the headset and it sounds drained, hopeless, tired. “Have you ever thought about ending it all?”

“What do you mean?”

“I mean what’s the point? Why go on?” I could hear the sobs he was holding back.

“Who broke your heart?” I ask with sympathy in my voice.

“How . . . how did you know?”

“Because we’ve all been there. Boy or girl? How long were you together?”

“Girl, four years.”

“What happened?” I draw him out, guiding his story.

“She’s dead,” the dam broke, my headphones fill with his sobbing.

 

Author Bio

James D Horton is a breakout new author of the Predator & Prey series which is an urban fantasy setting with a paranormal romance story. It features vampires and the human Lily who falls in with the enigmatic Wolf, who is not your run of the mill vampire. The story starts in Predator & Prey, then continues in Predator & Prey: Beast. The third book in the series is in progress which is Predator & Prey: Control, which will wrap the first set of books focusing on Lily’s story.

James D Horton is also the author of two popular non-fiction books which are relationship advice books presenting the successful actions that he and his fiancé use to make their relationship better every single day with their six children.

He lives in Lamar, MO with his fiancé and their children, plus the ever annoying Spock, a Yorkshire Terrier Chihuahua.

 

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Sep 10

COVER REVEAL: Tyler’s Undoing by L.P. Dover

 

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Release Date
October 6, 2014

 

She was what he wanted … but she was also his undoing.

Through mutual understanding, Tyler’s secret affair with Gabriella Reynolds has come to an end. It’s a decision that not only saves their friendship, but it’s one that will change his life forever.

For the past couple of years, Tyler Rushing has been known as one of the UFC’s most memorable and sexy heavyweight fighters. Now he has the chance to win the title and claim the fame he so deserves. He has everything he could ever want until Kacey Andrews walks through the door of his gym, wanting nothing to do with him. Keeping his eyes off of her is a challenge; there’s an innocence about her that draws him to her, and he’s not going to stop until he makes her his. Little does he know that Kacey Andrews isn’t a stranger. She’s a part of his world; he just doesn’t know it. It’s a secret she’s worked hard to keep hidden.

Kacey spent years trying to get away from the fighting world, away from the man who’s hated among the MMA elite … her brother, Kyle Andrews. Unfortunately, she’s brought back into it when Tyler’s relentless battle for her heart wins her over, drawing her in. The only problem is that secrets never stay buried forever. In the end, Tyler has a decision to make, and it’s one that can possibly destroy his and Kacey’s life … forever.

 

 

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About the Author:

lpdoverUSA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

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Sep 09

REVIEW: His Billion Dollar Baby by Lea Nolan

 

His Billion Dollar Baby 

 

by Lea Nolan

 

3.5 Hearts

3-5 Hearts

From Goodreads

Burned by love and grieving over his brother’s death, sexy billionaire CEO Carter Anderson wants nothing more than to protect his family. So when beautiful and unassuming physical therapist Gwen Radley shows up at the funeral, pregnant with his brother’s baby, Carter’s certain she wants an interest in the Anderson empire—and both his suspicion and attraction grow when circumstances force Gwen to move into his family’s mansion.

An orphan, Gwen’s never wanted anything more than a family, and she finds in the Andersons a place she and her baby might belong. When Gwen’s therapy expertise leads to long hours of intense, late-night collaboration on a lucrative project, the attraction between her and Carter leads to a night of white-hot passion. But Carter’s distrust remains, leading them both to wonder if he will ever embrace his brother’s baby—or the love that’s blooming between them.

My Review Final

His Billion Dollar baby by Lea Nolan would be the perfect beach read if your looking for something cozy for a long summer day. This book has some substance, but still provides a brief lift from reality.

Gwen had a one night stand with a soldier not having a clue how much this was going to change her life. She liked the soldier, they had fun, but there was no real feelings on either of their sides. This didn’t stop them from making a baby that night and now he’s gone, killed in the line of duty. Gwen feels that the least she can do is put an ultrasound picture in with him before he’s buried, so that he can have a part of their child always. This decision, however, puts her in the direct cross hairs of the Anderson family. She didn’t want them to find out this way or at that exact time, but it’s all out now.

Carter Anderson vows he will never fall for the lies a woman tells again just to get at his money. A well-learned lesson if you ask him. So, when his brother’s little fling all of a sudden appears claiming to be pregnant with his child he finds it all too convenient. It doesn’t help at all that his parents have completely fallen under her spell. Hell, his own heart seems to have fallen, as well. Good thing for him he doesn’t allow his heart to lead him.

This story was fun. The constant push and pull between Carter and Gwen were deep enough to keep this book from being mindless fluff, but still a feel-good read. There were several things I found highly improbable and unrealistic, such as the family (most of them) just welcoming Gwen and mostly taking her at her word and the fact that they showed minimal grief over the recent loss of their son. I am pretty sure the intent of this was to keep the book at a more upbeat note. It’s fiction – so, I’m okay with it.

 

Hotness Rating

 

3 out of 5

3 Flames

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