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~ Tantalizing Maria (The Temptation Saga) by Helen Hardt Blog Tour + Giveaway ~

28 Oct

Tantalizing Maria (The Temptation Saga) by Helen Hardt

Releases: 25th October 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Last of the Temptation series – all books are standalone reads

 

SynopsisMaria Gomez married her lover’s brother to give the baby she carried the name and future she deserved. Now she is widowed, and her oldest child’s father―the only man she ever loved―has returned.

In prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Jefferson Bay never forgot the beautiful woman who betrayed him with his own brother. When DNA evidence proved Jeff’s innocence years later and he was released, he vowed to find Maria and seek his revenge.

The passion between the two has never died, but can they learn to trust each other again?

Abou the author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.

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~ The Reason for Me by Prescott Lane Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway ~

27 Oct

 

 

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Synopsis
Holt
 
She likes it quick and dirty.
 
I like orders and rules.
 
She hates small talk.
 
I hate to share.
 
She’s an open book.
 
I’m a closed dresser drawer.
 
She rides a Harley.
 
And that drives me f’ing nuts.
 
Annalyse and I have both lived in our own personal hells for half a decade.  She’s learned to love the warmth, and I’m still consumed.  But my new neighbor is stoking more than my libido these days.  We agreed on only pleasure.  But she changed the rules.
 
And now I’m not even sure what they are.
 
Maybe there’s a reason she found me that night, maybe there’s a reason I can’t stop thinking about her, maybe there’s a reason for the pain.  Maybe not.
 
We all look for reasons in life.  Reasons for death, love, pain.  Why one thing happens and not another?  It’s human nature.  We’ve been looking for the meaning of life since the beginning of time.  But maybe the reason for all of it — life, love, loss, heartache — is the curvy brunette living next door.
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Annalyse

“You should have on a life jacket.”  

“When I kayak or when I ride my motorcycle?” I ask.

He tries not to smile, but he does.  “Pissed, huh?”

“Observant, aren’t you?”

“Motorcyclists are twenty-five percent more likely to die and five times more likely to be injured than a passenger in a car,” he says.

“You looked that up just to lecture me, didn’t you?”

“Not the point,” he says.  “No more motorcycle.”

Did he really think he could go all alpha male on me?  Usually, it would be hot as all-get-out to see a man in control, dominant, but right now alpha equals asshole!   Note to self — I should do a blog post on that.  Where have all the good alphas gone?  “Who do you think you are?” I say, walking away.  “You’re not my husband or my father.  Come to think of it, I wouldn’t let my father or husband order me around like this.”

His fingers lightly touch my elbow.  It isn’t a grab.  I barely feel it, and as quickly as he touched me, it’s over.  “I’m a doctor.  I’ve seen what . . .”

“You’re a gynecologist!  You’ve seen what a motorcycle can do to a vagina?”

Oh God, I’m in trouble.  He’s got the dirtiest look in his eye.  “I’d imagine the vibration would feel pretty damn good.”

I can’t help it and bust out laughing.  “You are impossible.”

“And it’s the law to carry a life vest for every person in a kayak,” he says.
I roll my eyes.  “You like rules.”

“I like order.”

“Ordering people around,” I say.

“Only certain people,” he says.

Don’t ask me why, but the thought of him “ordering” me around made my legs clench together, or maybe it was the mention of vibrations.  Either way, the idea of him taking control of my body didn’t sound bad to me at all.  It would be nice to not think so damn much all the time and just feel something good for a change.

 

 

 daniell review 5 star aThis book was absolutely amazing!! Such a touching and sometimes heartbreaking, beautiful story of loss and finding the strength to live through the pain and “choose happy.”

Annalyse has suffered the loss of her husband but after years of running from the pain and heartache, she is ready to open herself up to the possibility of finding love again. When she meets her sister’s neighbor, Holt, she recognizes that like her, he has suffered a loss as well. She also sees that he is still not able to face his pain and keeps himself closed off.

Through a series of incidents, Annalyse and Holt keep running into each other and the chemistry is off the charts! They agree to be friends with benefits with only one rule “pleasure only” no drama, no dating and certainly no hearts involved. But sometimes rules get broken and feelings grow.

Can Annalyse and Holt heal each other and “choose happy” together? Read this story and find out!!

I LOVED this book! Both characters are fantastic and I loved getting both of their POVs. I was sucked into this story from the very beginning and was truly sorry to see it end. I experienced so many emotions reading this story, sometimes laughing and other times, crying and I loved every minute of it. Prescott Lane is such a talented author and I love everything I have read by her!! I highly recommend this book to everyone!

 

 

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Abou the author
Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She’s got five other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, and Wrapped in Lace, and her new release, Layers of Her. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren’t enough happily ever afters in real life.

 

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~ Unsportsmanlike Conduct (Pilots Hockey #4) by Sophia Henry Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway ~

27 Oct
Discover why Kelly Jamieson calls the Pilots Hockey series 
“fun and flirty, warm and sweet.”

 

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Synopsis
The author of Delayed Penalty returns with the story of a free
spirit who believes she’s found forever with a playboy on a singles cruise. Discover
why Kelly Jamieson calls the Pilots Hockey series “fun and flirty, warm and
sweet.” 
 
Kristen
Katsaros wants a life full of adventure and laughter. After a difficult
childhood, her motto is to live each day like it’s her last—because it just
might be. So when Kristen’s parents send her on a post-grad singles cruise in
the Caribbean to meet a Greek husband, she promptly hooks up with the hottest
guy she’s ever met. Pasha’s decidedly not Greek, but Kristen
gives him a pass because he’s got fun written all over his rock-hard abs.
 
Pavel
Gribov, the cocky playboy of the Detroit Pilots hockey team, can score any girl
he wants. But when a teammate drags him on a singles cruise, he can’t
resist the chance to help out a drop-dead gorgeous damsel in distress by
pretending to be her boyfriend. Before long, the fake fling turns
intimate, fueled by something much deeper than lust.
 
 
Kristen and
Pasha both agree to walk away once the cruise is over, but reality hits like a
slap shot when Kristen finds out Pasha lied about everything. Just when she’s
ready to start living again, the two stubborn survivors must decide if they can
bear to lose the best thing that ever happened to either of them.
 
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When I found out, Pasha was getting his own book, I was sooo excited. I wasn’t disappointed at all. From the very first page I was hooked! I loved the setting. It wasn’t a hockey rink but a single’s cruise. Pasha has agreed to accompany his friend who has recently divorced. Kristen is on the cruise as a gift from her parents. They want her to settle down and find a good Greek husband, but Kristen wants more than that. She loves her parents, but she wants to live her life to the fullest. When she runs into Pasha, I do mean she literally runs into him, both of their lives will change. As they spend more time together, what starts off as lust may turn into the real thing except for one little thing….both aren’t being honest with each other. They aren’t who they have depicted themselves to be. Once the truth comes to light and their time is up on the cruise, can they really let one another go or is this the real thing?

Pasha was one of those characters I took an instant dislike to at the beginning of the series, but in Henry’s capable hands, as the series went on, I began to understand him and slowly not only liked him but loved him. I knew he had secrets, and Henry did a great job of unraveling those, and I somewhat understood what made him the person he was. Kristen is a very different character. She deals with a condition that might cause others to live their lives cautiously but not her! She is determined to live her life to the fullest, but yet the only thing allowing her to truly do that is loving someone. But, it will have to be someone she can trust completely, and she hasn’t found that someone yet. Who knew Pasha might be that guy!!!! He totally surprised me! I just loved their story!!!!

I was fortunate enough to discover Sophia Henry about a year ago, and I knew from her very first book she would be one of my favorite authors. I was right. I count down the days until she has something new out. She knows how to strike the perfect balance between sexy and sweet, and has a special way of endearing her characters to me, even ones like Pasha, whom I didn’t like in the beginning of the series. He’s now one of my favorite characters! So…I guess I will now have to wait impatiently for the next book!

Abou the author
Sophia Henry, a proud Detroit native, fell in love with
reading, writing, and hockey all before she became a teenager. She did
not, however, fall in love with snow. So after graduating with a BS in English
from Central Michigan University, she moved to the warmth of North Carolina for
the remainder of her winters.

She spends her days writing books featuring hot, hockey-playing
heroes. When she’s not writing, she’s chasing her two high-energy sons,
watching her beloved Detroit Red Wings and rocking out at concerts with her
husband.

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~ One Step Closer by Kahlen Aymes Blog Tour + Giveaway ~

26 Oct

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The only had each other…

Until one forbidden night ruined everything.

This new sexy stand-alone STEPBROTHER

romance releases on October 25th.

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Synopsis

STEPSISTER. He hated that f*cking word.

When their parents got married, the only thing Caleb Luxan had in common with Wren Brashill was that they both hated their parents. When he was sixteen, Caleb discovered Wren’s closely guarded secret and vowed to protect her: from that day forward she became the reason for every decision he made.

Jealousy and long-suppressed desire overpowered Caleb’s fierce protectiveness and they spent one forbidden and unforgettable night in each other arms, but the aftermath left Caleb panicked, Wren heartbroken, and their relationship in shambles. In the time since that fateful night, he’d only seen her once and had only managed to make the situation even worse.

The sudden death of his estranged father calls Caleb home and face-to-face with Wren for first time in years. He is presented with a choice that forces him to confront the painful memories of his youth and his many regrets with Wren.

Like it or not, his father’s last, hard lesson, will demand Caleb deal with his long denied emotions for Wren, or let go of her forever.

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Caleb’s muscled frame was rigid and as Wren looked at him, she studied his profile, and could feel his coiled tension.  The fingers in his right hand curled into a fist.  “I was so mad.  So many times, I wished he’d been the one to die.”  His voice was full of pain, as the words tore from him.  “I fucking hated him with every breath I took.  You saw how much.”

Wren nodded, though he didn’t see her acquiescence.  She knew what he went through growing up when they had formed an affable alliance against their parents.  She hated her mother at least as much as Caleb hated his father and she understood his anger and pain; then the apathy that became a welcome alternative.  They’d been unlikely allies against a common enemy.

“Maybe I deserved his indifference.”

Wren got up and went to Caleb, standing behind him as he stood still as stone, and staring out the window.  Her heart ached with love and grief for Caleb. She wanted to touch him; to offer reassurance, to take away the ache in his voice and heart.  Without considering her actions, her arms slipped around his waist and she pressed up against his strong back and leaned her head against him, between his shoulder blades.

Caleb was massive in comparison to her, and she was like a flower curling around him.  Her hands fanned out against his hard stomach, her fingers finding the definition of his abs beneath his shirt.   “Stop, Cale.  I won’t let you do this to yourself.  Your dad wouldn’t want that.  None of it was your fault.”  Her arms slid fully around him and held him tight against her body. “I can’t bear it.  You’ve had enough pain.  Enough.”

Caleb sucked in a deep breath, the action bringing her even closer.  He could feel every curve of her body pressed so closely against his back.  He could feel her breathing, could feel how she shared his pain.  His hand came up and he ran the flat of his hand from her elbow down to her hand, and then wrapped his fingers around hers.

“When did you turn into the strong one?”

Wren’s arms tightened around him.  “When I met you. ”

“Oh, Wren.” Should he just spill his guts? Would it fix everything?  “I’ve got so much to say to you.  How long can you stay?”

She nodded against him, unwilling to end the contact between their bodies; needing the closeness as much as he did.

He wanted to apologize for how he acted the last time he’d seen her, he wanted to say a hundred things… he needed her forgiveness.

“How long do you need me?”

In that moment a miracle happened; a sort of beautiful irony that taunted Caleb with it’s fragileness.  It was as if he’d never screwed everything up between them.  But would it stay this way?

How long do I need you? Caleb thought.  His heart raced to the point of exploding, and he wondered if Wren could feel it.

Forever.

Abou the author

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I’m a single mother of one daughter, Olivia. She’s amazing in every way.

I was born in the Midwestern United States and educated at a private university where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Administration.

I’ve always been creative with art, music, theater and writing. I decided to write a story as a way to build a network for a business venture. The reader support of my stories and my overwhelming desire to find out where my characters would take me, soon had the writing morphing the business. No one was more shocked than I. When readers began nominating my work for online awards, it took my breath away and only made me love it more. It soon became clear that writing was, and should be, my focus.

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~ Finding Nirvana (Black Shamrocks MC #5) by Kylie Hillman Release Blitz ~

26 Oct

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Title: Finding Nirvana (Black Shamrocks MC, #5)

Author: Kylie Hillman

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: October 25, 2016

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Synopsis

It’s said that only in our darkest hour do we find light. That may be true for the lucky ones. When your light has been extinguished and pitch-black bleakness has taken hold, you could be excused for doubting that it can it ever be reignited.

In the past when people mentioned Joel O’Brien, they talked about “the quiet one”. The boy who was the family’s voice of reason and their go-to guy for wisdom well beyond his years. Nowadays, they whisper about the “crippled one”. The man who radiates darkness, who wallows in his self-pity, and refuses to find a way to deal with the injuries he sustained during the war that threatened to engulf the Black Shamrocks MC.

Sascha Koswalski is the light of her family’s life. With a smile that could brighten the day of the most hard-hearted, the single mother uses her innate exuberance to help lessen the pain that afflicts her physiotherapy patients. She’s yet to have a patient who doesn’t respond to her sunny nature and skilled hands.

Until Joel. The stubborn, angry man might be the one patient she fails. Unable to crack his protective shell, Sascha is on the verge of giving up when Joel saves her from a life-threatening situation. Buoyed by the knowledge that there is a man filled with hope hiding underneath his cold veneer, can the physiotherapist rehabilitate more than his broken body? Will she be the light that reignites his belief in himself and sets them both on the path to FINDING NIRVANA?

DISCLAIMER: This book contains depictions of graphic situations and is not suitable for all readers.

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Abou the author

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Kylie Hillman is an Australian author.
 
Wife to a Harley-riding, boating and fishing, four-wheel driving quintessential Aussie bloke.
 
Mum to two crazy, adorable, and original kids.
 
Crohn’s Disease sufferer and awareness campaigner.
 
She’s also an avid tea drinker, a connoisseur of 80s/90s rock music, and is known for lacing everything she says with sarcasm and inappropriate innuendo.
 
Formerly working in finance, she was forced to reevaluate her plans for her life when severe Crohn’s Disease brought her corporate career to a screeching halt. Restarting her childhood hobbies of writing and reading to alleviate the monotony of being sick and housebound, she found her calling, and is enjoying life to the max. A typical day is spent in the “real” world where she hangs out with her awesome family and “book” world where she gets to chill with her fictional characters.
 
Kylie writes the books she wants to read. A lover of strong men who aren’t perfect and aren’t afraid to admit it, straight talking women who embrace their vulnerabilities, and real life gritty stories, she hopes these themes shine through her writing. An avid reader of all genres, Kylie hopes to release books that keep the reader on the edge of their seat—be it with suspense, romance, or laughter.
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~ Hat Trick by Kristen Hope Mazzola Blog Tour + Review ~

25 Oct
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Synopsis
One accident – a freaking car crash.
 
That’s all it took to send my brother’s and my life into a tailspin with no end in sight. I was going to be something. I was going to be the best. I had the Olympics in my sights. And it all went to shit in one flash. Brayden wasn’t ready to raise a younger sister when I was thrown into his lap. He had his life and everything going for him. Thankfully, he was still drafted to his dream hockey team. The same one dad played for when we were growing up.
 
It took time, but I started to get better, started to open up, started skating and even dating again. I even thought I found the perfect guy for me.
 
Isn’t it funny how guys hit on you when they know you’re not available, but when you’re single they won’t give you the freaking time of day? I guess the game is more fun that way. And for the captain of my brother’s team, that’s exactly what I was. A hat trick is three goals in hockey. Some say three is a crowd and they might be right.
 
I was Gavin Hayes’ unobtainable goal.
 
*A No Cheating Standalone*
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Abou the author

I am just an average twenty-something following my dreams. I have a full time “day job” and by night I am an author. I guess you could say that writing is like my super power (I always wanted one of those). I am the lover of wine, sushi, football and the ocean; that is when I am not wrapped up in the literary world.

Please feel free to contact me to chat about my writing, books you think I’d like or just to shoot the, well you know.

A portion of all my royalties are donated to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation.

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~ Tantalizing Maria (The Temptation Saga) by Helen Hardt Release Blitz + Giveaway ~

25 Oct

Tantalizing Maria (The Temptation Saga) by Helen Hardt

Releases: 25th October 2016

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Last of the Temptation series – all books are standalone reads

 

SynopsisMaria Gomez married her lover’s brother to give the baby she carried the name and future she deserved. Now she is widowed, and her oldest child’s father―the only man she ever loved―has returned. 

In prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Jefferson Bay never forgot the beautiful woman who betrayed him with his own brother. When DNA evidence proved Jeff’s innocence years later and he was released, he vowed to find Maria and seek his revenge. 

The passion between the two has never died, but can they learn to trust each other again?

Abou the author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.

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