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~ James Black by Skye Turner Blog Tour + Review ~

41b64-amazon-goodreadsSynopsisJames Black, the hottest name in Hollywood. Blockbuster films, tabloid headlines, and broken hearts surround this golden playboy.

Avangeline Price, a strong willed, tough as nails, zero tolerance for games woman who believes love only exists in books and movies.

James is accustomed to women falling at his feet. Avangeline has an intense dislike of celebrities and an even bigger dislike of James Black.

She’s unimpressed. He’s intrigued. Both have preconceived notions.

But… sometimes the unscripted territory is what matters most.

When Hollywood meets Louisiana, can real life rival the movies?

***This book contains explicit sex and graphic language. It is NOT recommended for readers under the age of 18 OR those who do not read this type of book.***
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            Bright lights, big city… the perfect place to lose yourself.

That’s the impression I first got of Los Angeles and it’s the impression I still have today. The city of Lost Angels. I fit right in here, though I’d call myself more of a devil on any given day.

This is where I started over. This is where the boy with nothing took on the world and became the man who has people at his beck and call for every little whim.

As I look around at my hillside mansion overlooking the city, I laugh cockily at the way life has panned out.
            Do I have love? No, but I have money. I have adoring fans and people follow me wherever I go. It works.

Is it a perfect life? Of course not. Being in the public eye, never having any privacy… But, it is what it is and it’s the life I’ve chosen. It’s the life for me.

The large clock chimes in the foyer and I glance at my bags near the door. The limo driver should be pulling up at any second.

Next stop… Louisiana. Not at all where I want to spend the next year and a half of my life, but it’s where filming is and filming keeps my bank account happy. All of them. This three movie deal should easily drop another chunk of change into them.

Not that I money is something I really need more of.

Smiling at the thought and the irony of that logic, I open the door just as the bell rings.

“Mr. Black. Good morning, Sir. I’ll get your bags into the car and in just a few minutes, we’ll be off. Is there anything else you need before we head to the airport?”

I think about that…

“No, I think I’m good.”

He nods, “Very good, Sir. Let me take these.”

 Car Teaserchristie review 5 star aLOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!! It was a great mix of love and steamy sex. James Black is an actor at the height of his career, but he isn’t so lucky in his personal life…at least not in love. He is filming on location in Louisiana when he meets AJ, who has been hired to be his personal driver. WOW…what a first meeting! She already has a preconceived notion about him, and it’s not positive. The first time he opens his mouth to talk to her, it’s not good! It just causes her to dislike him even more. WHOO…what fireworks between the two! However, as time passes, he’s able to form a friendship and get over some of the steel walls she has erected around her heart. As they spend more time together, their hidden attraction and feelings toward each other begin to become evident. As with any good romance, will they give into their feelings for each other? What fun it was to watch these two!

There was so much I liked about this book, even from the very beginning. Of course, I loved the sarcastic banter between them, and it added to the sexual tension and chemistry they had. But, I really enjoyed the friendship between them too! It just added to their romance and made it more real. When a writer can connect me to his or her characters, it connects me to the story. And, Skye did that for me. Even though James was a successful actor, I got to see his insecurities and the downside of being famous, such as lack of privacy and being judged as a person because of what people read in magazines. AJ was awesome…such a spitfire. Life has knocked her down, but she has kept her head up and continued to live her life. That is my favorite kind of heroine!

I also thought Skye’s humor really came through her characters as well. There were times when James and AJ were talking or arguing, and I would laugh out loud. It was also very evident how much she loves her state of Louisiana. I loved the little snippets she gave me about Louisiana, like The Myrtles Plantation, one of the most haunted places in America (which by the way…I have the book that tells the story of that plantation). And did I mention the food? YUM!!!! Not only did she have me waiting anxiously for the next book in the series, but she has me wanting to plan a trip to Louisiana! Great job, Skye!

**ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review**

Abou the authore927e-author2bbioSkye Turner is an avid reader and an editor turned Amazon Bestselling Author of the Sexy Adult Romance series Bayou Stix.

She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University where she majored in Mass Communications, centering her studies in Journalism. Unfortunately, life intervened and she never finished her studies.

She lives in small town Louisiana with her husband, two children, and six fur babies.

When she’s not chained to her laptop pounding out sexy stories she can usually be found playing ‘Supermom’, reading, gardening (playing in the dirt), listening to music and dancing like a fool, cooking, baking, crafting, or catching up on her family oriented blog.

She loves to incorporate pieces of Louisiana into her writing.

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~ Marquel’s Dilemma by Emily W. Skinner Cover Reveal ~

marquels dilemma cover reveal  copyMarquel’s Dilemma

A Romantic Thriller
(Includes Adult Content)

By Emily W. Skinner

Marquels DilemmaSynopsisSPOILER ALERT – To avoid spoilers, it is advised to read the first novel, Marquel, before reading Marquel’s Dilemma.

The dramatic conclusion of Emily Skinner’s first novel Marquel brought requests from readers to continue the story.
Marquel’s Dilemma begins three years after the actress Marquel’s tragic past has been exposed by tabloid journalist, Mark Collins. The media exploitation of her life brought a new responsibility. She would become a voice of hope for others, not as the actress Marquel, but under her married name.

Zach Manning, Marquel’s psychiatrist, lover — and now husband — made a huge mistake in protecting her. Unbeknownst to his wife, Zach asked for a favor, not weighing the consequences. Now Collins is back for revenge. The first time it was his job… now it’s personal!


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Emily W. Skinner

Emily had a goal when she was 15, she would have a daughter named Marquel and write a novel titled “Marquel.” She accomplished both and more.
A member of The International Thriller Writers, Emily was a protege of the late master of the pulps or paperback originals, Harry Whittington. Emily interviewed Whittington during her days as a feature writer for the Clearwater Sun daily newspaper and its weekly division. They became friends and he taught her how to plot and gave her approval of the original outline and sample chapter for “Marquel” shortly before he died in 1989.
After Whittington passed away, Emily challenged herself to write as her mentor did and wrote a chapter a day and finished the novel “Marquel” in 52 days. For more details on the novel’s history read:…
Fast forward, a second daughter, Blair is born and Emily and husband Tom focus on raising their family. Both daughters are now grown and work in Hollywood. So this might be an example of art imitating life or the reverse?
A devoted Catholic, Emily is rekindling her love for writing and has just completed the movie script for “Marquel” and a young adult paranormal appropriately named after her youngest child, “St. Blair: Children of the Night.” She will begin the sequel to “Marquel” in the coming months, currently untitled.
When Emily isn’t working as a marketing consultant or writing, she enjoys antiquing/thrifting and producing short films. Emily is the proud Executive Producer of Blair Skinner’s film “Relative Eternity,” a 2012 LA Shorts Film Festival selection, Sunscreen Film Festival selection and Short Film Corner Festival de Cannes selection. Written, directed and edited by Blair Skinner, “Relative Eternity” is on for your viewing pleasure. It is free to view.

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~ Boss (Chianti Kisses #2) by Tara Oakes Cover Reveal ~


******This book is intended for mature audiences, over 18 years of age
This book is a sequel, Book 2 in the Chianti Kisses series.*******

Everybody expects something of Dom, they have his entire life. His family expects HIM to lead, provide, and support them. His company and employees expect him to keep their business successful, intact. His wife, V, expects him to be the beST man he can be.

And then there are the expectations of his father and his “associates.”

Dom’s father, although long past, had left unfulfilled expectations of his own. Everything he built, bled for, killed for… died for, was left in Dom’s hands.

Dom tried to change things, set things straight, atone for the sins of his father and father-in-law. But, it hasn’t been easy. Many others benefitted from his business dealings, and aren’t willing to loose them so easily.

Emilio Rizzo has vowed to keep things the way they were. He’s waged a war to take full control from Dom, with no concern for the toll it will take on everyone involved. Innocents will be harmed, lives will will be taken, and hard-earned progress will be lost unless Dom steps in and fights the way he was born to.

Someone will be disappointed. Will it be his family, his employees, his father, or his beloved V, when he becomes…


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Abou the authorTara is a thirty something newbie author from Long Island, New York. She’s a voracious reader, a passionate writer and obsessive junk T.V. aficionado. When she’s not doing one of those three things she is attempting to garden, hanging with her hubby or partaking in some retail therapy. She enjoys connecting with her readers and is having a blast entering into this new world of publishing.
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