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~ REVIEW: Lawless in Leather (New York Saints #3) by Melanie Scott ~

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Raina Easton never dreamed she’d end up playing ring master to a bunch of baseball cheerleaders. But when the New York Saints offers her a job to coach its new squad–the Fallen Angels–Raina can’t refuse. As the owner of a burlesque club, she can certainly show the girls more than a few good moves. But as for her new boss? That is, as they say, a whole ‘nother story. . .

AND HE’S GOT IT BAD.
Army veteran, biker, and all-around tough guy, Malachi Coulter isn’t your typical sports-team owner. For one thing, he doesn’t think cheerleaders belong on the baseball field. Another: he can’t seem to separate business and pleasure when he meets his somewhat scandalous new employee. Seems the major-league bad boy has met his match in the gorgeous, feisty Raina. All’s fair in love and baseball…could it be that, after all this time, Malachi is playing to win?

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michele review 4 starsThis was the first book I’ve read from Melanie Scott, and most definitely won’t be my last! I loved the story line, and fell in love with the characters. Melanie does an amazing job of not just connecting you to the main characters, but she also leaves you feeling like you know all the secondary characters as well!

Reina has to be one of my favorite female characters out there. She’s extremely independent and full of fire. She doesn’t put up with any crap, and gives just as much as she gets. But when someone starts to try to sabotage her burlesque club, she (very reluctantly by the way) let’s her new boss check out her security system to see what could be done to help stop what happening. She’s so attracted to this man, but she knows that anything between them would be wrong. He’s her employer and she doesn’t want to be one of THOSE girls.

Mal is one sexy piece of man. He’s deeply loyal to those he cares for, and will do most anything when they’re in need. He’s definitely attracted to the beautiful new cheerleader coach. He’s totally against the idea of having some woman on the side lines jumping around when fans are trying to enjoy a good ole game of baseball, but he can’t deny he doesn’t like the view of Reina doing the routines. Though he knows he shouldn’t go after her and see where the sexual tension between them will go, he can’t seem to stop himself finding ways to spend time with her.

Though the tension is high (sexual and otherwise), Mal and Reina are able to work together and get things done. The attraction is there, but is it enough to keep these two together once everything has settled down?

As I said before, this will not be the last book I will read from Melanie Scott! I’d recommend this book to any of my friends to check out. How can you not want a little bit of the sexy Mal in your life?

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

Abou the authorMelanie Scott is an unrepentant bookworm. Luckily she grew up in a family that fed her a properly varied diet of books and these days is surrounded by people who are understanding of her story addiction. When not wrestling one of her own stories to the ground, she can generally be found reading someone else’s. Her other distractions include yarn, cat butlering, dark chocolate and fabric. She lives in Melbourne, Australia. To keep in touch, sign up for her newsletter at http://www.melanie-scott.net.

She also writes fantasy and urban fantasy as M.J. Scott To find out more about M.J’s books, check out her website or sign up for her newsletter at http://www.mjscott.net.

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Relinquish by M.N Forgy released on June 17th!

The story where a girl follows the only route to survive, the path of prostitution. What she didn’t know was that road led to her worst nightmare.

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In my world, there is no such thing as love. It is just a lie we whisper into our client’s ear. Love is foreign and hazardous. What I did not expect was to bare my soul to a man who is as egotistical as he is dangerous.

His name is Landon. Despite his blackened soul, he tried to save me, but what he didn’t expect was my torturous fate to catch up with me.

To your father, I’m the escort.

To your mother, I’m the whore.

To the legal system, I’m the prostitute.

In the end, I’m just the other woman.

I have no idea if I will continue to survive, if I will ever find my path aside from the gritty streets I know so well. There is a good chance I will wind up in the ditch like most women in my position. Surrendering to my fate is the only choice I have. I must relinquish it all.

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relinquish teaserAbou the authorm.n. forgy bio

M.N. Forgy was raised in Missouri where she still lives with her family. She’s a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. M.N. Forgy started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn’t live with the “what if” anymore and finally took a chance on her character’s story. So, with her glass of wine in hand and a stray Barbie sharing her seat, she continues to create and please her fans.

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~ The Violet Trilogy by Vivian Winslow Blog Tour + Giveaway ~

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vi trilogyBook Title: The Violet Trilogy

Author: Vivian Winslow

Genre: Erotic Romance

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SynopsisAppearing in The Lily and Dahlia Trilogies of Vivian Winslow’s incredibly steamy Gilded Flower Series, Violet Rai, or Vi, is Lily and Dahlia Baron’s sharp-witted BFF, who is always up for a party and a hot guy. But, in The Dahlia Trilogy, there are hints that Vi’s world is quickly coming apart.

Wild Violet (Book 1): In this flashback story, Vi, the strikingly beautiful daughter of an Indian business magnate and English supermodel, is enjoying a privileged lifestyle in New York City while a college student at NYU. Yet, in her senior year, Vi learns that her strict and traditional father intends to force upon her an arranged marriage and a career working for his conglomerate in Dubai. When Vi is paired with sexy Spaniard, Andrés Costas, in her ballet class, not only does she find herself falling for him, but he introduces her to a shockingly different world—one that offers her the prospect of escaping her father’s plans, but at a price.

Hidden Violet (Book 2): With her hidden past about to be exposed, Vi turns to her longtime friend and confidant, Thomas Squires, for help. Yet, they may just risk exposing their feelings for each other in the process. When Lily’s engagement to Alejandro is threatened by ex-lover Gustavo, Vi is forced to come clean with her best friend and possibly destroy the lives of those she loves. Now that her secrets are no longer hidden, Vi faces the most difficult challenge yet—how to build a new life for herself outside of the shadows.

True Violet (Book 3): Things are heating up for Vi in Dubai, and it’s not just the desert climate. Vi is starting to come into her own—having the hottest sex of her life and poised to take over her father’s multinational conglomerate. Yet, her suspicions are confirmed when she uncovers a plot to destroy not just her but her best friends’ lives. With an unlikely ally, Vi seeks to ruin those behind the plot. Will Vi be able to have it all and find her lasting happiness in the arms of the man she loves?

* Each trilogy of The Gilded Flower Series may be read independently, though the background from the earlier trilogies may be helpful to the reader. The Lily Trilogy is the first in the series, followed by The Dahlia Trilogy and then The Violet Trilogy. The entire Gilded Flower Series is now available.

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Chapter 2

Sweat drips down Vi’s chest as they finish the barre work. Despite every window being open, there’s no respite from the heat for the dancers who pack in the two adjoining studios. Even in the summer, the class is full of people trying to keep up their skills for possible auditions, with the exception of Vi who does it because it’s one of the only times she’s able to feel happy and free. She takes in the mix of people as she gulps down her water—men and women, mostly in their twenties, although some teenagers who look like they could be ten years-old, the majority of them beautiful, and all of them with absolutely gorgeous dancer bodies. She tosses her water back into her bag and takes her place in front of the mirror.

“Today, half of you go there,” the instructor says in a thick French accent, making a slicing motion with his arm to divide the class and pointing to the other space. The dancers move obediently. Monsieur Renard appears to be about sixty-five and has perfectly coiffed silver hair that goes well with his perfect posture. Despite being dressed in pants and a collared shirt, he doesn’t have a drop of sweat on him. “The rest of you will be paired off. Pas de deux.”

Vi searches the room for a partner. This isn’t what she signed up for today. She likes M. Renard’s class because he demands perfection and complete control from his dancers. Every position, hip movement and alignment always has to be just right. It forces her to focus, to allow her thoughts and self-doubt to melt away and for those ninety minutes to just be. But it’s too late to leave. She doesn’t back down from a challenge.

Mademoiselle Rai,” M. Renard points to her. “Why are you not with someone? Or is your partner invisible?” He chuckles and turns to talk to the pianist.

She smiles back and with her hands on her hips says, “Seems no one finds me worthy to be his partner. Perhaps you would like to be my partner, Monsieur Renard.”

He smiles and laughs, revealing yellow teeth stained from cigarettes and coffee. “Mademoiselle Rai, if I were younger, I would have you for a partner and you would not forget that experience.” He approaches her and says, eyeing her up and down, “Malheureusement, my youth is gone and the women along with it.” Not taking his eyes off Vi, he reaches out toward the right with his arm and snaps his fingers. “Monsieur Costas. Dance with Mademoiselle Rai. You are both beautiful. You will fit well together.”

Pointing to the girl who was originally paired with him, M. Renard instructs her, “You go dance with the others.”

Vi glances over at her new partner gliding toward her, ignoring the dirty look from the female dancer.

As soon as he reaches her, he places his hands on her waist and says, “You’re the lucky one who gets to dance with me today.”

She chuckles as she moves her feet and arms into fifth position. “The same can be said of you, Monsieur Costas.”

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Vivian Winslow was born and raised in Southern California. Before becoming a writer, she made a career out of moving around the world every couple of years thanks to her husband’s job and her incurable wanderlust. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and two elementary school age children, and is grateful to finally have a place to call home for more than two years.

New York is the perfect city to indulge her love of fashion, the arts and especially food. If she’s not at home writing or running around the city with her kids, you’ll most likely find her eating at the newest restaurant in her beloved Lower East Side or having a cocktail at her favorite bar in Alphabet City. That said, she’s still a California girl at heart and would gladly trade in her heels for a pair of flip-flops to catch a sunset on the beach.

 

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~ Wind Chime Wedding by Sophie Moss Cover Reveal + Giveaway ~

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Wind Chime Wedding

by Sophie Moss

Publication Date: June 30, 2015

Genres: Contemporary Romance

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SynopsisSecond-grade teacher, Becca Haddaway, is weeks away from walking down the aisle when she learns that the Heron Island Elementary School is about to be shut down. In the midst of a whirlwind of wedding planning, she launches into a last-ditch effort to save it. But the one man who can help her is determined to make her question every decision she has ever made—including the man she’s about to marry.

Former Navy SEAL and son of the current Maryland governor, Colin Foley, is finally starting to feel whole again after losing his leg on a career-ending deployment in Afghanistan. After struggling for months to figure out what to do with his post-military life, he’s found a new mission—opening a rehab center for wounded veterans on the peaceful Chesapeake Bay island. All he needs now is a woman to share his new life with…and he knows exactly who he wants.

With a little help from the island’s magical wind chimes, can Colin convince Becca to change her mind before it’s too late?

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Sophie Moss is a USA Today bestselling author of four full-length romance novels. She is known for her captivating Irish fantasy romances and heartwarming contemporary romances with realistic characters and unique island settings. As a former journalist, Sophie has been writing professionally for over ten years. She lives in Maryland, where she’s working on her next novel. When she’s not writing, she’s testing out a new dessert recipe, exploring the Chesapeake Bay, or fiddling in her garden. Sophie loves to hear from readers. Email her at sophiemosswrites@gmail.com or visit her website sophiemossauthor.com to sign up for her newsletter.

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~ Broken Lullabies (Love Of A Rockstar #2) by Nicole Simone Cover Reveal + Giveaway ~

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Title: Broken Lullabies (Love Of A Rockstar #2)

Author: Nicole Simone

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 25, 2015

Cover Design: Okay Creations

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His eyes as black as the the devils tongue

His melodic voice more tempting than a siren’s call

Three years ago, Camille Barker was held at knife point but her attacker wasn’t the one who haunted her dreams. No, it was the man that stood a-washed in the yellow glow of the street light, his stare observant but heedless. A witness to the senseless act. The venom that dripped from his twisted lips saved Camille’s life and set her soul ablaze. Reemerging from the ashes, she set upon the well worn path her parent’s always dreamed she would take.

That is until rock n roller, Matthew Lee, shows her that you can only bask in the sun so long before the monsters come out to play.

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I should have done more.

I should have stopped it

Those two thoughts ran in my head like a 24-hour film reel, which didn’t do anything except sink the hatchet into my chest further. Now here she was, dropped into my life like a goddamn grenade. I wanted to dismantle it and avoid the wreckage Camille’s presence would cause but it felt like a mute point. Once the grenade lands, you only had seconds before it blew. You just had to close your eyes and hoped you made it out alive with all your limbs intact.

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Nicole Simone

Nicole Simone works in digital media by day and at night, pen’s character driven romance novels that will make your mama blush. She lives in Los Angeles, C.A with her fat bulldog named Humphrey.

She loves hearing from her readers and can be reached at authornicolesimone@gmail.com

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~ Mended (Broken Trilogy #3) by J.L. Drake Cover Reveal + Giveaway ~

Title: Mended
Series: Broken Trilogy #3
Author: J.L. Drake
Genre: Romance/Suspense
Anticipated Release Date: June 2, 2015
 
Synopsis
Savannah takes control…
 
Tired of all the lies and deception Savannah decides that she must face things on her own. As she seeks to find out who she really is she still must deal with the fallout from her past.
 
Her fragile hold on her new life slowly gives her the confidence to move ahead. What she really needs is right in front of her waiting for the right moment to prove his love.
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J. L. Drake was
born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, later moving to Southern California
where she now lives with her husband and two children.
When she is not
writing she loves to spend time with her family, travelling or just enjoying a
night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love of the four
seasons. Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in
her blood and is often mentioned in her writing.
An avid reader of
James Patterson, J.L. Drake has often found herself inspired by his many
stories of mystery and intrigue. She hopes you will enjoy her books as much as
she has enjoyed writing them.
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~ Broken Until You (Until You #2) by J.R. Grant Release Blitz + Giveaway ~

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Title: Broken Until You (Until You #2)

Author: J.R. Grant

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 21. 2015

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Secrets…
Lies…
Destruction…

You can’t shatter a heart if it’s already broken.

She’s beautiful and smart, but behind every forced smile,
Blue Hamilton died a little more inside.
After suffering years of abuse by the one she loved,
Blue packed her bags and left town, vowing to never return.

Three years later, everything started falling into place when
Blue’s world is suddenly flipped upside down,
leaving her one of two options- either she sells her soul to the devil,
or runs into the arms of the forbidden,
praying to make it out alive.

His striking personality and toned, muscular body
may have gotten him anything he wanted, but Stone Walker
has never been able to let his walls down and live,
until Blue walks through the door.

Promising to keep her safe from the destruction of her past,
Stone does everything in his power to live up to his word,
no matter the cost.

Lies are exposed,
secrets are revealed,
and when the truth finally comes to surface,
two innocent lives are forced through a whirlwind of suffering and pain.

What happens when Blue finds out the truth behind Stone’s corrupted past?
Can she forgive him and move on once the damage is done?
Or will she walk away for good, refusing to look back?

Follow this compelling journey of love, loss and survival.
If everyone makes it out alive, it will be a miracle.

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“Nice place,” he whispered in my ear. I jumped the second I felt his warm breath brush across my skin. “I like it.” His arms slid around my stomach, as he rested his chin on my shoulder.

“It’s perfect for me,” I tilted my head back and kissed his nose. Taking him by the hand, I pulled him out to the balcony so he could see my favorite view. “This is my Heaven,” I smiled, as I stepped over to the ledge, waving my hand in the cool air.

Stone followed me over to the rail, looking down at the water, and then turned to the side and faced me. Cupping his hand over my cheek, he looked into eyes and said, “And you are my world.”

Not thinking twice I threw my arms around his neck and jumped in his arms, crashing my lips against his mouth. He gripped his hands under my thighs and spun around, pressing my back against the wall. The way he touched me, the way he made me feel desired, I never wanted to let go.

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JR Grant is an avid reader, fictional writer and bestselling author of Shattered Promises and Lost Until You. When she’s not tending to one of her kids sporting events, or plotting her next story, you can catch her on the beach with her kindle in hand, soaking up the sun. For more information or to contact the author, visit one of her social media sites below.

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