Archive | September, 2014

~ Blind by Xavier Neal Review ~

30 Sep

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Aside from being blind to the fact his best friend, Maxx Hughes, is madly in love with him, Logan ‘Unbreakable’ Kellar has it made. He’s the best amateur fighter at TKO, has a buffet line of women desperate to be taken by him, and three friends that are his family. However, when Maxx crosses over from Logan’s blind spot on the side lines to the dead center of his vision, he realizes that he can’t stay blind to the fact this girl, is the girl.

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*Warning: contains strong language & sexual situations.*

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michele review5 star aSo what can I say to get you to read this book, because seriously, it’s amazing.

Sexy MMA Fighter – Check
Hot Nerd girl – Check
Some hot sexy time – Check
Laugh Out Loud moments – Check

If that’s not enough to get you interested, how about this.

Xavier has an amazing ability to connect you to the characters from page one. They speak to you in away that no other character has 😉 Read the book and you’ll see what I mean.

Though the story is about Logan and Maxx, let’s not forget their friends Luke and Erin! They are also a big part of the story and just as captivating. When they are together you are in for some laughs, especially when Logan’s conquests are doing the walk of shame.

But let’s get back to Maxx and Logan for a second. These two have gone through a lot with each other. Some things that may have broken a normal person, but they prevailed through it all together. Though there are feelings there that are beyond just friends, Logan continues to turn a blind eye to them.

Once Maxx has had enough of being in friend zone with Logan, things between them start to change. The only question is, will Maxx get what she’s be dreaming of having for years now, or will it all just be done for nothing?

Again, hot sexy MMA fighter, hot nerdy girl,some steamy scenes and laugh out loud moments. Really how can you say no to all that?

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Abou the authorXavier Neal lives in Texas where she spends her time getting lost in writing, reading, or fandoms she recently discovered. Whether she is enjoying books or movies, she continues finding inspiration at every turn to bring more exciting stories to life.

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~ Handled by Angela Graham and SE Hall Release Blitz ~

30 Sep

 

 Nothing makes my cock stand at attention like my lil’ Firecracker.

She thinks she can hide behind that sharp tongue and those succulent pink lips, but it only makes her taste all the sweeter.

I can’t get enough…if only she could say the same.

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Angela Graham is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of the Harmony series. She resides in Tipp City, Ohio with her three beautiful children. Collaborating with S.E. Hall, she has released three erotic short stories.
 
Angela knew she found her calling in the world of fiction the moment she began pounding away at the keys for her first short story in 2012. With a baby on her shoulder, she wrote for about a year before deciding to try her hand at an actual novel. It was the best decision she ever made and since then she continues to bring characters to life in her free time.
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S.E. Hall is the author of the Amazon Best Selling Evolve Series, Emerge, Embrace, Entangled (novella) and Entice as well as the bestselling stand-alone NA Romance, Pretty Instinct. She has co-written Stirred Up, Packaged and Handled, a collection of erotic short stories with her CP and friend, Author Angela Graham as well as a collaboration titled Conspire, a romantic suspense with friend and author Erin Noelle. She is honored to be a part of the USA Today and NYT Best Selling Devour box set. S.E., which stands for Stephanie Elaine, resides in Arkansas with her husband of 18 years and 3 beautiful daughters of the home, and one married daughter who graced her with two beautiful grandchildren. When not in the stands watching her ladies play softball, she enjoys reading and writing and the occasional trip to the casino. She’s also clutch at Baggo, when it’s warm outside, and definitely the woman to pick on your side for some Flip Cup!
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~ Ravensdale by Lucinda Elliot Blog Tour + Review ~

30 Sep

02_RavensdalePublication Date: April 18, 2014
Formats: eBook, Paperback; 260p
Genre: Historical Regency/Comedy-Spoof

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When the group of highwaymen headed by the disgraced Earl of Little Dean, Reynaud Ravensdale hold up the hoydenish Isabella Murray’s coach, she knocks one of them down and lectures them all on following Robin Hood’s example.

The rascally Reynaud Ravensdale – otherwise known as the dashing highwayman Mr Fox – is fascinated by her spirit.

He escaped abroad three years back following his supposedly shooting a friend dead after a quarrel. Rumour has it that his far more respectable cousin was involved. Now, having come back during his father’s last illness, the young Earl is seeking to clear his name.

Isabella’s ambitious parents are eager to marry her off to Reynaud Ravensdale’s cousin, the next in line to his title. The totally unromantic Isabella is even ready to elope with her outlaw admirer to escape this fate – on condition that he teaches her how to be a highwaywoman herself.

This hilarious spoof uses vivid characters and lively comedy to bring new life to a theme traditionally favoured by historical novelists – that of the wild young Earl, who, falsely accused of murder by the machinations of a conniving cousin and prejudged by his reputation, lives as an outlaw whilst seeking to clear his name.

‘Ravensdale’ is a fast paced, funny and romantic read from the writer of ‘That Scoundrel Émile Dubois’, following the adventures of his equally roguish cousin and set in 1792, just prior to the French Revolution, two years before ‘That Scoundrel Émile Dubois’.

Praise for Ravensdale

“This was a good book. Well written and funny. As far as historical romances go, this one is quite a page turner. She turned a historical romance into something fun and different with comedy added in.” – Brenny’s Book Obsession (Amazon.com)

“I liked how Elliot poked fun at the clichés of historical romances. The chapter titles made me laugh. They were these little parody’s which gave just enough lightness to the story without turning it into a joke.” – Lauryn April (Amazon.com)

“And despite all the satire there is still an enjoyable story taking place in this book. Elliot does a fine job of allowing the reader to not only laugh at some of the absurdities in this tale but also root for the players to find their happy ending. There is plenty of emotion and heart in this book as both Isabella and Reynaud are characters of admirable quality and depth. ..I applaud Elliot for making the poetic regency romances we hold dear to our heart into something fun and different. She never insults or tarnishes what we love about the genre but allows it to blossom with comedy making it something I particularly loved even more.” – JC @ All is Read (Amazon.com)

“This was a cleverly written story, similar to a tongue in cheek Jane Austen classic.” – Gidgeemamma (Amazon.com)

“Ravensdale achieves everything it sets out to do, playing with formulas and stereotypes of older romance novels with abandon.The writer manages to pay tribute to the genre while having fun at the same time. In one paragraph, the sturdy no-nonsense heroine muses on the cliches of the plot she finds herself in, capitalizing all the character types such as the Wild Young Buck, the Villain of the Piece, and the Sweet Young Maiden. You can see her eyes rolling as she teases. But then the novel transforms, as the stereotypes become real people under the clever typing fingers of Lucinda Elliot.” – Jo (Amazon.com)

“If you enjoy Georgette Heyer-style period romances, you’ll probably enjoy “Ravensdale”. However – and this is what is so clever about this novel – if you don’t, then there’s a good chance that you’ll enjoy “Ravensdale” anyway. It provides you with both characters that you can genuinely like and care about, an interesting story, and a parody that is at times hilarious.” – Mari Biella (Amazon.com)

“I didn’t want it to end. Ravensdale is a thoroughly enjoyable read.” – Anne Carlisle PhD (Amazon.com)

“I was so engrossed that I couldn’t stop reading and ended up with a terrible headache, but it was worth it. What an amazing bunch of characters! First of all, there’s Lord Reynaud Ravensdale, the Disgraced Outlaw and Earl: this is a character to really fall in love with. He’s intelligent, quick, wild, impetuous, an amazing shot, and absolutely bursting with honor. ..Isabella is an amazing kick ass woman, and a true, perfect match for the larger than life Ravensdale.” – Ral in the West (Amazon.com)

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christie review3 starsRavensdale has all the components of a regency historical romance novel…a heroine, a dastardly villain, and a handsome rogue. However, it’s not a typical regency at all; it’s a cleverly written and hilarious parody of that genre. I wasn’t sure what to expect at first, but it was quite funny and entertaining.

The tale opens at a funeral for an old Earl’s funeral where the reader is introduced to the main players. They include the nephew, Edmund Ravensdale aka the conniving cousin and the Earl’s son, Reynaud Ravensdale aka the outlaw, highwayman, and Mr. Fox. Readers also meet the Murray family and their daughter, the heroine, Isabella. The book takes off quickly when Reynaud Ravensdale is recognized and pursued by soldiers since the “outlaw” is a wanted man. But, the story really gains speed when Isabella, her brother, and Mistress Titmarsh are robbed by Reynaud and his bandits. I quickly saw what a great, snarky heroine our Isabella is when she punches one of Reynaud’s men in the nose when he touches her inappropriately. This is the point in which Ravensdale falls for her and soon does everything he can to be near her without being recognized and taken to the gallows. It takes her a bit longer to fall for him, and things only get further complicated when his “villainous” cousin, Edmund, begins vying for Isabella’s attentions. This pleases her parents to no end for her to make such a good match. However, she is going to do everything in her power to fight against marrying someone she doesn’t love even if that means fleeing her family with Reynaud.

Even though a bulk of the story is the “romance” between Reynaud and Isabella, the most intriguing part of the book for me was the mystery of why Reynaud and his cousin are at odds with each other and why he was disgraced and became an outlaw. Some of my favorite chapters were the flashbacks that let me see Reynaud and Edmund in the past. Another thing I really liked were the exchanges between the couple; Isabella is a spitfire and is not a damsel in distress. She is an independent woman who fights the image of what a woman was during that time.

Although I don’t read a great deal of regency romance novels, I enjoyed this parody. There were times that it moved a bit slow, but the writer did keep me engaged and entertained. I loved the satire, and anyone who is a fan of romance novels would enjoy this book.

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Lucinda Elliot loves writing Gothic style stories, which isn’t surprising because she was brought up in a series of big old isolated houses which her parents were refurbishing (it wasn’t so fashionable back then). After that, she lived, studied and worked in London for many years and now lives in Mid Wales with her family.

She loves writing about strong women to complement gung ho males.

Her interests do include weight training and body shaping,and she was once a champion Sports fighter, but apart from that her interests are quite geeky. Reading classic novels, conservation, gardening, and even names and their meanings (bring on the carrot juice). She loves a laugh above anything.

For more information please visit Lucinda’s website. You can also connect with her on Goodreads.

Ravensdale Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, September 22

Review at Flashlight Commentary

Tuesday, September 23

Interview at Layered Pages

Wednesday, September 24

Review at Book Lovers Paradise

Thursday, September 25

Review at “Good Friends, Good Books and a Sleepy Conscience: This is the Ideal Life.”

Spotlight at Historical Tapestry

Saturday, September 27

Spotlight at Romantic Historical Fiction Lovers

Sunday, September 28

Review at Carole’s Ramblings

Monday, September 29

Interview & Giveaway at Let Them Read Books

Tuesday, September 30

Review at WTF Are You Reading?

Review at Devilishly Delicious Book Blog

Thursday, October 2

Review at Book Nerd

Spotlight at Just One More Chapter

Friday, October 3

Spotlight at SOS Aloha

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~ The Daring Assignment by Victoria Bright Release Blitz ~

30 Sep

 

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 I didn’t mean to hurt anyone, especially him…

I was living the dream. I had a great career as a romance author, a successful
boyfriend, and am the daughter to a New York power couple. With my standing, my
family groomed me to be perfect. Despite having it all, something was missing in my life.

In an attempt to break away from my privileged, suffocating life, I was in pursuit of
finding my own path to happiness. After my literary agent gave me a risky writing assignment, I set out to write a best-seller that took me completely
out of my comfort zone and into the arms of another man. He was only supposed to be a research toy, falling in love wasn’t a part of the plan.

As I become tangled into a huge web of lies, I quickly find out that I have a life
changing decision to make. Do I choose to continue living a life of comfort, stability, and misery or do I take a chance on the unknown to preserve my
happiness?

 
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Victoria Bright is from a small town in North Carolina and currently resides in Greenville, South Carolina. She has been writing since she was in the eighth grade, starting with small short stories. As her classmates began showing interest in her work, she began to write longer stories, filling multiple
spiral notebooks with her thoughts.

During her freshman year in high school,
her English teacher encouraged her to enter a writing contest in which she won local, region and state levels. She has entered many writing contests since and have won a few. Figuring out she had a passion to share stories with anyone who
would listen, she set out to write her first book Love Unbroken.

Victoria is very versatile in the genre of books she likes to read. Her book choice mostly varies on her mood, but she is particularly interested in crime stories, romance, teen fiction, sci-fi, and is now venturing a little in paranormal fiction. As for her own writing, she doesn’t really put it into a category or genre. She just writes whatever is on her mind and lets it create itself!
 
Her favorite quote: “I’m just a loon with access to a keyboard, a pen, and a 5-star notebook. Writing is my escape…so run away with me!”

 
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~ Point of Freedom (Nordic Lords MC, #3) by Stacey Lynn Cover Reveal ~

29 Sep

POFREEDOM final EBOOK

Title: Point of Freedom (Nordic Lords MC, #3)

Author: Stacey Lynn

Release Date: October 23, 2014

Cover Designer: Qdesign Amy Queau

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Hatred.
Desire.
Broken Dreams.

Jules McAllister has loved and lost.

She experienced the gut wrenching pain of grief after her boyfriend, Scratch, a member of the Nordic Lords MC, died on the same night that she told him they were going to have a child.

Grief stricken and destroyed, she left Jasper Bay, unable to tell anyone the truth of what really happened that fateful night.

When her childhood friend, Olivia needs her, Jules realizes it’s time to return home and give her daughter what she wants most – a family.

But Jules didn’t count on the tumultuous emotions she would feel around Scratch’s brooding and angry brother, Jaden.

Jaden has vowed to never forgive Jules for, what he feels is her role his brother’s death. Being face to face with Jules again, who is now a mother to a young child, he finds that his anger hasn’t waned and swears to have nothing to do with mom or child.

But how can he reconcile the burning fury in his soul with the irrational urge to touch her? To taste her? To own her completely?

Can wounded hearts that still bleed ever be healed? And can two people broken by their pasts find freedom from their pain in each other?

Or will a night of passion destroy them both?

 

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Point of Return (Nordic Lords MC, #1)

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Point of Redemption (Nordic Lords MC, #2)

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Abou the author

Stacey Lynn

Amazon Bestselling Author of
the Just One Song series, Don’t Lie to Me,
Remembering Us and the Nordic Lords MC series.

I am a wife, a mom, and a writer. I can often be found curled up on the couch with a good book, or obsessively eating Skittles in a very complicated and organized manner. No joke.

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~ Forever & More by Tabetha Thompson Release Blitz ~

29 Sep

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Title: Forever & More (#2 in the Friend Zone Series)

Author: Tabetha Thompson

Release Date: September 29

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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It’s a time for new beginnings, a time for change, but things don’t always go as planned. How do you pick up the pieces of your heart and move on when you can’t find them all? Chloe recovers from her physical injuries, but does that mean she’s healed? How much longer can Skye sit back and watch the only woman he loves slowly kill herself? Lines are crossed and souls are shattered, but when you have faith in those you love, nothing is completely lost. Happily ever after’s come to those who work for it. It’s not something that is handed out freely. For it to be worth something, you have to earn it.

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About me? Huh well what can I say. I’m a twenty-nine-year-old stay at home mother of two beautiful girls and I have the opportunity to share my stories with you… My children are amazing. There isn’t a day that goes by that they don’t challenge my husband and I or make us laugh and feel loved. Growing up the way I did, I never wanted kids, but they’re here and I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world for. God has truly blessed my family and me. My husband Bill is the levelheaded one; he’s always so calm and logical, whereas I’m the loud-mouthed spaz that doesn’t know when to shut up. He was my saving grace in a time when I really needed one. I honestly believe he is my gift from God. He’s everything I’ve ever wanted: smart, kind, loving, PATIENT, (lord knows he needs it living with me) and so very supportive! I’m a firm believer in going through life’s tragedies and blessings so that you can become the person you were meant to be. Writing has always been a hidden passion of mine and I am so thankful that I finally have the opportunity to share my stories with you.

 

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~ Forbidden Flaws by Pepper Winters Book Trailer Reveal ~

29 Sep

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Title: Forbidden Flaws

Author: Pepper Winters

This is a FULL length novel with the first part of the book to be released November 10, 2014 as part of OWNED: An Alpha Anthology

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She’s forbidden.

Saffron Carlton is the darling of the big screen, starlet on the red carpet, and wife of mega producer Felix Carlton. Her life seems perfect with her overflowing bank balance, adoring fans, and luxury homes around the world. Everyone thinks they know her. But no one truly does.

The silver limelight is tainted the day the couple announce their divorce.

 

He’s flawed.

Raised in squalor, fed on violence and poverty, Cas Smith knows the underbelly of the world. He’s not looking for fame or fortune. He’s looking for a job to get him the hell away from the danger of illegal fighting, and comes face to face with the woman who ran all those years ago.

Unable to turn down her job offer, he agrees to be her bodyguard and personal trainer, all while she hides her secrets.

 

He had no intention of letting her back into his heart.

But neither of them were prepared for what happens when forbidden and flawed collide —fracturing the world they know, changing the rules forever.

 

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Prepare to be Owned…

Lose yourself in this collection of never before seen novellas from eleven best selling authors from around the globe.

And the best part – they contain controlling alphas, feisty females and story lines that will have you holding your breath.

 

Pre-Order OWNED today!

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Abou the author

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Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex… her books have sex.

She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.

 

Her Dark Erotica books include:

Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1)

Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2)

Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark #3)

Debt Inheritance (Indebted Series)

Her Grey Romance books include:

Destroyed

 

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