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~ Till Death Us Do Party by Cristina Slough Release Blitz + Review + Giveaway ~

29 Dec
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TILL DEATH US DO PART
Cristina Slough
Releasing Dec 29th, 2015
Limitless Publishing

 

Synopsis
The fateful day Mimi Marcus has dreaded begins with a phone call…
 
The wife of a U.S. Marine, Mimi spent countless nights worried that her husband Joel would fall in the line of duty. He had fought valiantly and served his country with honor. That’s exactly what they tell her when they deliver the news—Joel was taken by the enemy in Afghanistan. Her husband is dead.
 
In desperate need of closure, Mimi travels to the one place Joel still has ties—The Marcus Ranch in Texas, inherited by his handsome younger brother Austin.
 
New beginnings are only an illusion…
 
The closer Mimi grows to the Marcus family, the more she considers it home. But when suspicions of Joel’s past surface, Austin refuses to disclose family secrets—even to his brother’s widow. It’s only by accident she uncovers evidence of Joel’s tainted past. Devastated by his lies and betrayal, she slowly opens up to Austin, and together they unfold layers of pain and grief.
 
Mimi is sure she’ll never love again, but is Austin the man to prove her wrong? Then the unthinkable happens…
 
Just as Mimi finds new hope in a future with Austin, Joel returns home from war. Enraged, traumatized, and teetering on the edge of insanity, Joel confesses to a history of deception, revealing yet another secret—this one too terrible to forgive.
 

 In an awful twist of fate, Joel proves marriage vows are made to be honored.

No matter what.

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She took the palm of her hand and wiped her face. “You don’t mean that.” She paused and looked at him. “Do you?”

“Yes, this is so fucked up Mimi. You don’t belong to me. You belong to him.”

“But…God, Austin, I don’t know what the hell I’m thinking or feeling.”

“I don’t care. The truth is, I got caught up in everything with you. I felt sorry for you; I pitied you.”

“Austin stop,” she cried “You don’t mean that.”

“Mimi, I do. The truth is. You were my final up-yours to my dear brother.”

“You’re lying.”

He took his hands out of his jean pockets and placed them on her sunken shoulders and looked firmly into her eyes. “Yes I do. Everything I told you about loving you was a lie. And this, what we had was nothing but revenge. Joel played it well, the son of a bitch. He even cheated death. Now get your goddam bags packed and get the hell out of my life.”

She jolted back, falling out of his grip.

Austin stood in silence after the hard slap connected across his left check; it caught his lip, making it bleed. She turned on her heel and ran away, her long hair flowing in the breeze behind her.

He stood there for a second, but it seemed like an hour. He walked a little, and then for the first time in his adult life, he cried.

The digital clock read 2 am. He gazed out of the window. The sky was tar-black, the large clouds gathered fast and furiously. Soon, the gentle specs of rain flicked against the window. As it grew heavier, the tarmac on the car-park soon turned into a black river. He saw a man quicken his pace and slip into a beaten old truck. He opened the door, letting the rain fall on him, drenching through his clothes. He moved out into the stormy weather, needing to wash away the hurt that lay inside him.

He remembered having this feeling once before, after the death of his father. It was then that the divide between him and his brother had become even greater. It had torn them apart, ripping them at the seams. Austin had stolen Joel’s father, and now he was taking his wife. He had no control over the first time, but he swore that he wouldn’t let Austin win this time.

Blood pounded in his ears; he was still at war, but this time with himself.

 christie review 4 stars

I have very complicated feelings about this book…I loved it yet I also wanted to throw my Kindle in the floor and stomp it by the time I finished. If you are looking for a book to bring out all kinds of emotions, this is definitely the book for you!

I knew when I read the synopsis there would be all sorts of feelings associated with it. Mimi is the wife of a U.S. Marine. Her relationship with her husband is a whirlwind and magical one. It’s incredibly passionate. She knows she faces the possibility of losing him, but she isn’t prepared for the day that call comes. As she is grieving, she realizes that there is so much she doesn’t know about him even though she is his wife. She travels to Texas and meets his estranged brother, Austin, and then she truly realizes that she really didn’t know Joel at all. As she uncovers more about Joel, she grows closer to Austin. When I say this is just the beginning of this book, I’m NOT EXAGGERATING!!! But, buckle up because it’s one heck of an emotional rollercoaster!

There were characters I truly hated, and there were characters I loved. At times, I thought Mimi was going way too fast, but I also somewhat understood where she was coming from. She has some much crap heaped on her. I kept wondering how much more she could handle, but she always rose to the occasion and went on. Because of her sheer will to survive, I came to respect her. Joel was extremely complicated…I loved parts of him and parts of him I hated…just like Mimi did. I loved Austin and Jake…you couldn’t help falling in love with them!

The plot drew me in quickly, and the twists and turns drew me in even deeper, especially those twists at the end. They left me speechless. At times, I felt like the writing style was a bit choppy, but this is Slough’s debut book, so I’m sure that will get better with each book she writes. If you are looking for a book that will elicit a very strong response, will get under your skin, and become a book you won’t soon forget, give this one a try! Looking forward to reading more from Cristina Slough!

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Novelist, movie addict, and animal lover, Cristina Slough is the author of Till Death Us Do Part, her debut novel.

Cristina has always been a bookworm, rarely seen without a pen and paper in her hand, she loves delving into a literacy fictional world of her own.

At the age of 11, her junior school teacher told her mother that she would be wasting her life if she didn’t become an author. Throughout her teenage years and beyond, her parents spurred her on to keep writing. She later began a career in commercial real estate, working in London’s West End, a corporate bubble where she was unable to fuel her passion to write.

It was on her Californian honeymoon in 2012 that the bug to write was becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. After visiting Yosemite National Park she was inspired by the natural beauty of the land that surrounded her. Holding a special place in her heart, Yosemite would later be written into her debut novel.

She finally gave up the ‘big smoke’ when her son, Lucas, was born in October 2013.

When Lucas was a newborn, Cristina was told to sleep when the baby sleeps. She never could. There was a calling inside her to write. After getting to grips with her new role as a mother, she began working a psychological thriller, but she couldn’t fully connect to the characters she created. She ditched the manuscript and started Till Death Us Do Part (Limitless Publishing, 2015).

Cristina is married to Adam, who runs a successful business; together they share their Bedfordshire home with their son, crazy white German Shepherd and three spoiled cats. They can be found trekking through woodlands, or around the many shops Cristina loves to explore. As a family, they love to travel frequently, the United States being a firm favorite.

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~ The Last Round by Emmy L Montes Release Blitz + Giveaway ~

28 Dec

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Happy Release Day to Emmy L. Montes and The Last Round #fightforlove

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In the ring, I’m trained, powerful, and in control.

And that’s exactly how I built my legacy.

For years I’ve trained to fight, but no championship title in the world has prepared me for the most important fight of my life.

Out of the ring, I’m untamed and reckless.

Which is why my wife of nine years has filed for divorce.

I’m done with living up to the bad boy image my middleweight titles come with. Boxing is my life, but the money and the fame mean nothing to me without her by my side.

This fight is for the woman that I love.

And I can’t lose.

I won’t lose.

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USA Today Bestselling Author, E.L. Montes (Emmy Luz Montes) lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Alex, and their English Bulldog name Butters. She has a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies.

Ms. Montes worked several years as a paralegal for a mid-size law firm. She had always loved the legal field and found it to be interesting. She more so “secretly” loved to write. Disastrous was her debut novel which was released October 2012. After the release of her second novel Ms. Montes took a huge leap, by leaving her fulltime job to focus on her writing career. She has and continues to write characters with flaws. Ms. Montes said, “No one is perfect and neither are my characters. It makes the storyline a bit more realistic, in my opinion. But I also feel no matter who you are or the life you have lived, everyone deserves someone to love and be loved. I’m a hopeless romantic, and enjoy writing a story where my readers feel like they’re living and feeling every emotion.”

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~ His Light In The Dark by L.A. Fiore Cover Reveal ~

28 Dec

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TITLE : His Light In The Dark
AUTHOR : L.A. Fiore
RELEASE DATE : February 9, 2016
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Synopsis

 

My first memory was of a slap, hard across the face: the sting on my cheek and the jarring of my bones as I slammed back into my bed. It was my dad who had hit me.

I had been four.

Most of my memories were much of the same and no one ever saw, no one ever fought to help, no one ever cared.

Then we moved.

My new neighbor cared, rescued the twelve-year-old I had been from a beating. Always thought I’d suffer the nightmare alone, I was wrong.

Mace Donati saved me that day in all the ways a person could be saved.

And his daughter, Mia, she became the friend I had always wanted, my conscience when my own faltered, the light that led me home when I had lost my way.

The girl who grew into the only woman I would ever love.

But when you realize you’re more like your father than the good people who took you in and gave you a home, the only way to return their kindness is to let them go.

I let them go, got so far lost in the shadows I couldn’t remember who I was anymore. Mia never gave up on me. She fought for me, kept the light on so I’d find my way back.

And when I did, life threw us a curveball. I had to hurt Mia in order to save her.

But when my past comes back to haunt me and I almost lose her, I’m ready to fight for her…fight to find a way back into her heart while keeping the demons from my past from finishing what they started.

~ Cole Campbell

December 1st

 

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L.A. Fiore is the author of several books including: Beautifully Damaged, Waiting for the One and A Glimpse of the Dream. She’s also the social secretary for her two children, a tamer of ill-mannered cats, the companion to one awesome dog and married to her best friend. She likes her wine red, her shrimp chilled and her social gatherings small and intimate.

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~ Sparks Fly by Belle Cruise Release Blitz + Giveaway ~

27 Dec

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Title: SPARKS FLY

Author: Bella Cruise

Genre: Full length contemporary romance

Publication Date: December 27, 2015

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Synopsis

When Ginny Austen left home, she took her big dreams and her broken heart with her. She needed to escape her small town, but most of all, she needed to escape Luke Porter. Her first love, and her first heart break.

But when a new job sends Ginny right back to where she started, the past she tried so desperately to leave behind reappears in the form of broad-shouldered, smart-mouthed hunk, Luke who is impossible to resist and determined to make up for lost time. He still plays a mean game of pool and is super skilled between the sheets, but this new and improved Luke is ambitious, successful, and hiding pain of his own.

** Sparks Fly was previously published as Beach Wedding, and contains all new, additional material. **

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Bella Cruise is a Florida girl turned California beach babe. She loves to travel and explore new places, and currently works as a nanny to two adorable little girls. For a close-up view of her crazy life (and favorite cupcakes!), you can find her on instagram @bellacruisewrites.

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~ Luscious Sins (Bend to My Will #7) by Emily Jane Trent Release Blitz ~

27 Dec

Luscious Sins

(Bend to My Will #7)
by Emily Jane Trent
Release Date: 12/21/15


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Synopsis

Intimacy with Jacob is greater than Vivienne expects, and she is hopelessly in love.
Now she has to find a way to deal with the potent combination of love and submission. But Jacob doesn’t return her vow of love. And after a romantic trip to Tuscany, she fears his dark past has closed his heart to love, forever.

“If there was one thing Vivienne recognized, it was the love in her heart. There was no mistaking it for something else, as much as Jacob might like for that to be the case. He couldn’t deal with having Vivienne fall in love with him, and she was sure the reasons were complex.

Yet her feelings couldn’t be turned on and off like a water faucet. They ran deep, and were lasting. The love she felt for Jacob only grew, despite the distance he tried to put between them. It was frustrating that he couldn’t open his heart, or at least try. But Jacob remained convinced that the passion of the playroom had stirred too much emotion, and that she’d mistaken the intimacy they shared with love.”


Will Jacob allow love to blossom, or deny its existence?

 

 

 

 

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Abou the author
Emily Jane Trent is a true romantic at heart. She writes steamy romantic stories about characters you’ll get to know and love. If you like a love story with sex scenes that sizzle and a story that involves you both intellectually and emotionally, you’ll find her books are for you.
Emily writes romance that brings out the depth of the characters and leads you to the happy ending – but not without emotional roller coasters along the way.

~ The VIP Trilogy Cover Reveal and Sale + Giveaway ~

25 Dec

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Selling Author M. Robinson got cover lifts! They are also on SALE for $.99 Each Limited Time & FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

 

Ysabelle
 
They say in order to find yourself you have to go home, but
what if home is what you’re escaping from. I went to Miami to discover myself;
never in my wildest dreams, did I think home would become a three-letter word.
VIP.
I was the dream.
I was the illusion.
I was the fantasy.
Until him…
Everything went to hell in hand basket the moment we laid
eyes on each other.
I wanted him.
He wanted me.
 
Sebastian
 
I have always been a man who made decisions based on other
people’s feelings, wants, and desires.
I was selfless.
I never wanted to hurt anyone.
Especially her.
The moment I met her… I wanted her.
I loved her.
For the woman she was.
For the woman she wanted to be.
But most of all…
For the woman she was, when she was with me.
 
 
This isn’t a love story, but a story about love.
 
Warning sex/drugs/language. Mature readers only.

 

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Some people need love…
 
I need sex, money, control, and power.
 
Anyone could have those four things, but only one could have
VIP. Becoming Madam was never a choice for me, it was a mandated order from the
most powerful woman I knew- my mother. I was born to fill her shoes, never to
make mistakes, or to show weakness.
 
You are the product of your environment. They say the apple
doesn’t fall far from the tree; you learn from what you see, not from what
you’re told. Nature vs. Nurture. I learned from it all; what I saw, what I
didn’t see, what I was told, and from reading between the lines.
 
I was raised with the belief that the world spun ONLY
because of me. I held power as far back as I can remember, saw things no one
ever talks about, and witnessed illegal acts of sex, drugs, and money by the
time I was eighteen.
 
You saw a glimpse of me in VIP, now see it from the
beginning. Enter my world where anything goes; no judgments, no remorse, no
guilt. You play by my rules, or you don’t play at all. There are no limits to
what I can do, or to what I can show you…I will ensure my legacy by any means
necessary.
 
My name is Lilith Veronica Stone, and I am The Madam.
 
Warning: Book contains adult situations.
 
Dark content/sex/drugs/language. Mature readers only.
 

 

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Ysabelle
 
I love you.
Three words that can make or break you.
I thought I needed to find myself. I thought I wasn’t happy.
I thought I needed more out of life.
I didn’t.
I’m more lost now than I was when I left. I have no answers,
just endless amounts of questions. It was only a matter of time until the truth
came to light. I never imagined it would change my entire life and everything I
thought to be true.
It was all a game.
Except I wasn’t a player.
I was a pawn.
 
Sebastian
 
The end.
Two words that have several meanings. I never thought I’d
lose her. But did I ever really have her…
Or did VIP?
 
Can love conquer all?
 
Warning: Book contains adult situations.
 
Sex/language. Mature readers only.

 

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Best Selling Author M. Robinson loves to read. She favors
anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex!
She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein.
 
She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She
is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left.
 
She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces.
They have two German Shepherd mixes and a Tabby cat. 
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~ Subordination by Katie Ashley Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway ~

23 Dec

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Synopsis

When Sophie Jameson first became a domme at Club 1740, it was more out of financial necessity than it was for personal pleasure and sexual exploration. But over the years as she rocked her leather corsets and boots while wielding every crop and flogger imaginable, she grew to love the thrill and adulation that her clients brought her. But all along, her path in life and her heart was with a different profession—one she was planning to embark on at the summer’s end.

And then he changed everything. Tall, dark, impossibly built—William was the complete opposite of whatever image a male sub conjured up. After all the subs, Sophie finally felt true lust and desire. Although he was the proud stallion who needed breaking, he became the one to make her break all her rules and let down all her walls.

But it was just supposed to be for that one night, but an accidental encounter days later outside Club 1740’s protected walls had the two seeing each other in a different light—as simply Sophie and William, not Domme and sub. While they should have parted ways, they couldn’t. While they should never have gone back to her place, they did.

And that simple mistake has a serious price for both of them.

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Keeping his head bowed, he asked, “Mistress, will you give me the honor of pleasuring you?”

“No.”

“But why?”

I swept my hands to my hips. “Are you being insubordinate with me?”

“No, mistress. I just wish you would consider my offer.”

“And why is that?”

“Because I want to please you. I want to make you come as hard as you made me.”

“Sorry. The answer is still no,” I replied as I took the rope over to the sink to be disinfected.

When I turned around, surprised filled me at the sight of William on his feet again. His gaze still remained averted from mine. “Look at me,” I commanded.

He raised his eyes to stare at me full on as I walked back over to him.  Although he was trying to mask it, I could tell he was hurt by my refusal. “I want you to understand that it’s not you—you didn’t do anything to displease me. I don’t receive pleasure from any of my subs.”

“You should,” he insisted.

Cocking my head at him, I said, “You should remember how to talk to your mistress.”

Instead of appearing apologetic, he took a step forward. “May I at least kiss you?”

As I gazed at his earnest expression, I didn’t see what it could hurt. “Fine. A kiss and then you go on your merry little way.” I poked a finger into his breastbone. “And you tip me well.”

William smiled. “Yes, Mistress.”

I stood toe to toe with William and tilted my chin. “Kiss me,” I instructed.

He dipped his head, and he closed his eyes. At the slight brush of his lips against mine, a shiver of anticipation shot down my spine. I felt like I was thirteen again with a boulder of anxiety in my stomach as the boy I liked kissed me behind our barn. When he deepened the kiss, he brought his arms around me, molding me to him. The kiss was everything—passionate, intimate, and affectionate. It felt like rediscovering a lost emotion—a lost part of me.   

Needing more, I sucked his tongue inside my mouth. The moment I gave him the green light, a switch flipped inside William. The reverent way his mouth had worshipped mine was replaced with a desperate conquering. His tongue battled along with mine, sucking, licking, devouring. An ache began to build between my thighs, and I pressed my hips against William’s.  

His hand left the small of my back to wrap around my braid. He tugged on it, pulling me back to look at him. “I want to taste every part you, not just your mouth.”

Breathless from our exertions, it took me a moment to find my voice. “I told you I don’t do that.”

“Why should you deny yourself?”

Staring into his handsome face, I wondered the same thing. All these years, I’d never taken any pleasure for myself. There had been subs I’d been attracted to like Owen. Not all of them were interested in reciprocating pleasure, but many were. And I told them all no.

As I stood molded against William’s warm, overpowering body like a second flesh, I didn’t want to argue anymore. I wanted to let go. I was a twenty-four year woman who had pretty much sacrificed her life for work, school, and her family. I couldn’t remember the last time an orgasm hadn’t come from a vibrating device.

Dipping his head, William’s breath was warm against my ear. “Please let me make you come.”

At the thought of what his mouth could do on my pussy, I whispered, “Yes.”

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michele review 5 star a

I’ll be the first to admit, I actually haven’t read many Katie Ashley books (shocker I know!) The ones I have read though, I absolutely loved. THIS BOOK, this book has made me a Katie Ashley fan for life! She just has this amazing way of connecting you to the characters and leaves you a hot emotional mess. After this book, I am now going to one click all the Katie Ashley books I can find!

This story isn’t just a story about a relationship between a Domme and a Sub. This is a story about two people who had a pretty heartbreaking past coming together and trying to make the other whole again. Sophie and William have such a deep connection when they first meet, you can almost feel it yourself while you’re reading it. There a feeling of home that these two feel when they see each other. But like they always say, anything worth having is worth fighting for, and boy do these two have to fight.

You think you have it all, but all it takes is one day to completely change the course of your entire life.

There are quite a few things that stand in the way of Sophie and William having a happy ever after. Part of it is Sophie’s fear of everyone she loves leaving her. Will these two be able to beat down everything that comes between them? Or will it all be too much and it tears them apart?

Like I said, I haven’t read many Katie Ashley books, but I’m definitely going to be going and one clicking all of her books now. This book has so much depth to it, and Katie does such an amazing way of drawing you to the characters and the story line itself. I also really enjoyed the banter between Sophie and her brother Ansel, it was nice comic relief during those more serious situations I hope Katie has more for us from the Chronicles of A Domme. I’d love to see who we get to fall in love with next!

Abou the author katie ashley bio

Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, and her two very spoiled dogs. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.

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