Archive | October, 2018

The Stepsister by Jenny O’Brien Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway (1st Prize Win an e copy of The Stepsister and crystal, tulip slider necklace , 2 x 2nd Prize – an e-copy of The Stepsister~OPEN INTERNATIONALLY)

30 Oct

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The Stepsister

by Jenny O’Brien

Synopsis:

 

When a stranger leaves step-sisters, Victoria and Ness, a half-share in a house in Holland, they think it must be a mistake.
But there’s no mistake when Ness goes missing.

Desperate for the truth, Victoria heads to Holland to find out what happened to her. Has she, as her texts show, embarked on a whirlwind romance? Has someone abducted her or even worse?
But there’s someone watching, and that person wants her dead.
Can Victoria find out the truth before it’s too late?




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Prepare to have your mind blown with this book! Jenny O’Brien had my mind and stomach in knots throughout this brilliantly written novel!!

This review will not be a lengthy one because I don’t want to spoil this wild ride for anyone. Victoria and Ness are stepsisters who have inherited a home in Holland from a complete stranger, and this is where the story really begins. Victoria wanted no part of this, but Ness was determined to go to Holland to see the home herself. Not long after being there, she disappears and Victoria has no choice but to go looking for her. What she finds only leads to more questions and a lot of danger.

This is a psychological thriller, but it’s also a story about two women thrown together when they are just children and how that affects them each individually and as sisters. That background figures pretty heavily into the storyline and adds even more to it in my opinion.

It most definitely is a thriller. I never knew what secret or twist was coming next. O’Brien did a fabulous job of that in the very beginning of the book! That was a brilliant hook! She also did a wonderful job of connecting the dots and the entire story itself…the cover even tied in. Art is connected the book also, and I loved how the illustrator reflected that in the cover.

I will warn you that once you begin reading, you won’t be able to do anything else until you have finished the very last page. Excellent read, and I’m looking forward to reading more from this author!!!!




 

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Author Bio

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Jenny O’Brien was born in Ireland and, after a brief sojourn in Wales, now resides in Guernsey.
She’s an avid reader and book reviewer for NetGalley in addition to being a RoNA judge.
She writes for both children and adults with a new book coming out every six months or so. She’s also an avid collector of cats, broken laptops, dust and happy endings – two of which you’ll always find in her books.
In her spare time she can be found frowning at her wonky cakes and even wonkier breads. You’ll be pleased to note she won’t be entering Bake-Off.

Social Media Links: 

Readers can find out more about Jenny from her blog: https://jennyobrienwriter.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JennyOBrienWriter/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScribblerJB

 

 

Giveaway

1st Prize Win an e copy of The Stepsister and crystal, tulip slider necklace , 2 x 2nd Prize – an e-copy of The Stepsister (Open Internationally)

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Coveted Desire by Crimson Syn Release Boost

30 Oct
 
 
Title: Coveted Desire 
Author: Crimson Syn 
Genre: Love / Hate, Contemporary Romance, Erotica
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MICHAEL
Sweetness and fire wrapped into one delicious package
And she’s come to tempt me in every way possible.
This push and pull between us is driving me insane,
And if she continues to push me onto that ledge,
I swear I’ll take her down with me into an erotic abyss
That will leave us both breathless from the sweet torment. 
Staying away from her is my escape,
Keeping her is the only alternative that won’t destroy me.

ADRIANA
He said I was meant to save him,
But I wasn’t prepared for what that entailed.
He’s trapped me in his passionate chaos
And I’m defenceless against him. 
Back and forth we go in this seductive wheel of desire,
A desire that will only be quenched by his touch.
How can I turn away from the only man who makes me want to lose control?
He is the most exquisite form of self-torture I’ve ever known.
He is my storm.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
Author Crimson Syn was born and raised in New York City to two wonderfully witty and loving Colombian parents who have only shown their support for her throughout the years.
She started writing at the age of sixteen as an outlet for being bullied in high school. It’s probably the best thing she’s ever done in my life.

The first romance she ever read was Stephanie Laurens’ Devil’s Bride and since then she has been influenced by dozens of flourishing romance authors and even more dashing and daring rogues. Authors like Mary Balogh, Elizabeth Hoyt, Lisa Kleypas, Bertrice Small or A.N. Roquelaure’s Sleeping Beauty trilogy were her sweet introductions to erotic romance and have inspired her to this day.

 

So here she is, after reading so many wonderful stories and living out so many fantasies, she now has too many sinful tales of her own not to share. Her alphas are rough and possessive, and her wicked pen delves into any little niche of kinkiness that will fulfil your reading pleasure. Her heroines are independent, bright women with lots of sexy curves who know how to handle these naughty boys.

 

She had delightfully wicked teachers growing up, their books took her to new worlds and brought her new loves. So, she wants to do the same for you. She wants to indulge her readers in those steamy reads that will send you into the arms of dangerous alphas and deliciously sexy rogues without leaving the confines of your nice warm beds. If she is able to entice your inner goddesses, then she has done her job and she is satisfied.

 

Her Hellbound Lovers series is one of the proudest moments in her life. Wolf was her first published work and she has to say he’s opened so many amazing doors for her, and publishing him has taught her that if you set your mind to something you can accomplish anything.

 

She writes her characters and stories for you, her lovely readers, and she hopes she can take you away to those page turning, lip biting, bookmarking passionate tales. 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

So Wrong It’s Right by Julie Johnson Release Blitz with Giveaway ($15 Amazon Gift Card)

30 Oct

 

Title: So Wrong It’s Right
Series: Boston Love #5

Author: Julie Johnson

Genre: Standalone Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 30, 2018

 

Blurb

 

Shelby Hunt has the perfect life, married to the perfect man.

At least, that’s what anyone would think, looking at her. They couldn’t possibly know about the past five years of lonely nights, or the divorce papers still sitting unsigned on her husband’s desk, or the shady business practices he’s brought home on more than one occasion — often in the form of scary men with loaded guns and briefcases full of laundered cash.

The truth is, Shelby’s perfect life is starting to feel like a prison… one she’s not sure she’ll escape from alive…

Special Agent Conor Gallagher has no time for romance. 

As the head of Boston’s elite Organized Crime division, the seasoned FBI agent is far more interested in tracking down bad guys than wining-and-dining dates. But when a new case steers him directly into Shelby’s path, he can’t help the fierce protective instincts that rise up inside him.

She needs an ally. A protector. Someone to keep her safe until the fallout from her husband’s criminal activities is contained. But as Conor gets closer to the plucky brunette, that protectiveness starts to feel a whole lot like passion… and the more time he spends with her, the harder it is to imagine ever letting her go…

SO WRONG IT’S RIGHT is a full-length standalone contemporary romance about a woman desperate to escape a broken marriage… and the bossy perpetual bachelor who steps in to keep her safe. Due to sexy-times, strong language, and suspenseful themes, it is recommended to readers ages 17 and up.

 

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Author Bio
JULIE JOHNSON is a twenty-something Boston native suffering from an extreme case of Peter Pan Syndrome. When she’s not writing, Julie can most often be found adding stamps to her passport, drinking too much coffee, striving to conquer her Netflix queue, and Instagramming pictures of her dog. (Follow her: @author_julie)

She published her debut novel LIKE GRAVITY in August 2013, just before her senior year of college, and she’s never looked back. Since, she has published eight more novels, including the bestselling BOSTON LOVE STORY series and THE GIRL DUET. Her books have appeared on Kindle and iTunes Bestseller lists around the world, as well as in AdWeek, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today.

You can find Julie on Facebook or contact her on her website www.juliejohnsonbooks.com. Sometimes, when she can figure out how Twitter works, she tweets from @AuthorJulie. For major book news and updates, subscribe to Julie’s newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bnWtHH


 

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Royally Yours by Emma Chase Release Day Blitz

30 Oct

 

 

 

Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco.

It’s a big deal.

When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning.

What she isn’t…is married.

It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want.

Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.

Even Queens. Especially them.

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Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer—climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants—until family devotion brings him home.

And a sacred promise keeps him there.

To Edward, the haughty, guarded little Queen is intriguing, infuriating…and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad—or become his greatest adventure.

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Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace—mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever.

Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story.

This is theirs.

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Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

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Unzipped (Audible Original) by Lauren Blakely is NOW LIVE!!!

30 Oct

 

Everything he knows about women is about to get turned upside down…

Available exclusively in audio for the first six weeks – and narrated by Joe Arden and Andi Arndt – comes a brilliantly funny, scorchingly sexy new romantic comedy from #1 New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely! UNZIPPED is now available! Grab your copy of this swoony and sexy Audible Original today!

 

ABOUT UNZIPPED:

Wanted: Dating coach to help hot nerd win back the woman of his dreams…

Picture this – I’m ready to win back the love of my life, and I’m going big this time. We’re talking boom box, sing her name in the rain, let the whole damn neighborhood know I’m good and ready this time around. After all, if you’re going to grand gesture the ever-loving hell out of a second chance, you need to pull out all the stops.

There’s only one little problem.

 

My college girlfriend isn’t the one who shows up when I play my “I’ll do anything to win you back” tune.

The woman who flings open the second-floor window tells me my ex doesn’t live here anymore. But she’ll help me win her back. Anything for romance, anything for a guy so willing to go big for love. And that’s what I want at first. Until I get to know my new “romance coach” and discover she’s funny, clever, and keeps me on my toes. And boy, do I ever need that.

Now I don’t want to win anyone else’s heart. I want the woman who’s been helping me all along.

Trouble is – she thinks I’m in love with someone else, and when we take off on a road trip, everything I think I know about women is about to be unzipped and turned inside out.

 

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UNZIPPED will be available in all formats across all retailers on December 14th! Pre-order your eBook and print copies here!

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ADD IT TO YOUR GOODREADS TODAY!

 

About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books. In December she’ll release UNZIPPED, a brilliantly funny, scorchingly sexy new romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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Recklessly Ever After by Heather Van Fleet Release Blitz with Excerpt with Giveaway (3 ecopies of RECKLESS HEARTS series)

30 Oct

Today we have the release blitz for RECKLESSLY EVER AFTER by Heather Van Fleet. Check out the tour and grab your copy today!

Title: RECKLESSLY EVER AFTER

Author: Heather Van Fleet

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Recklessly Ever After:

Gavin St. James

After the hell I’ve been through in the Marines―in life―there’s nothing I crave more than routine, stability, peace. Until McKenna Brewer walks into my life.

She’s impulsive, fiery, tempting as hell, and everything I don’t need. But when she offers me a night of no-strings-attached passion, I can’t resist.

When our night together has unexpected consequences, I can’t help but think this might be the perfect opportunity to show McKenna just how much I want her.

The only problem? She doesn’t do forevers. But forever is exactly what I need with her.

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Exclusive Excerpt:

With a couple of nineties rom-coms tucked inside my purse, and a fresh carton of Ben & Jerry’s in a bag hanging off my forearm, buried in the bottom of my purse, I was determined to make up for lost time.

I knocked twice, like always. Once to make my presence known, and the next to make sure Max wasn’t in there screwing one of his many flavors—though I didn’t see his car either. Unlike every other time I’d stopped by, nobody answered…at least at first. But then I heard it—a grunt, followed by a, fuck me and then an, I’m coming, hold on.

“Oh, God.” I took a step back, looking over my shoulder toward the driveway, more than ready to run.

No, no, no. I knew that voice.

There was no time to escape, though, because a second later he was there. And quite frankly, my legs weren’t capable of moving, either. Because the moment that door whipped open and I saw him standing there, I was screwed with a capital S.

“McKenna…” He said my name on an exhale, while his hypnotic green eyes raked over me in one long, agonizing swoop. His cheeks grew bright red—making him look bashful and, adorable, not the tough- guy like his friends tried to be. When he bowed his head, I took a second to look him over too, frowning when I noted a clump of black sticky, gooey stuff clinging to the ends of his lashes, and a smearing of something shiny and red on the corners of his lips and clinging to his beard.

“H-hi.” I cleared my throat, attempting to remember why I was there in the first place. His The intensity emitting from this man tended to make me forget pretty much everything.

“What are you doing here?” He folded his arms over his massive chest. The same chest I’d touched… The same chest I’d kissed…

I blinked. “W-where’s Addie?”

He frowned and that beard of his shifted, conforming with the movements of his jaw. “Grocery store. She asked me to watch Chloe for half an hour.”

“You? Watch Chloe?” I snorted.

“Yeah. Me.” His eyebrows drew together as he propped one hand against the door frame, a dare in his words that said, challenge Challenge me, and you will lose.

Except I highly doubted this man could ever beat me in a match of wits. Regardless, he did havehad me mesmerized, like as always. His hotness, his coyness, the vulnerability I knew he embodied… Total. Human. Catnip.

I swallowed, watching his forearm flex. Gavin was humongous in every sense of the word. I may might have been a little tipsy when we’d had sex, but the delicious soreness between my legs the next morning proved that big was so very worth it.

My face grew hot at the memory, my mouth opening and closing like a dunce’s. Who was I? Where was I? And why the hell did I have an unexplainable urge to drop to my knees before him?

Because you like him.

I frowned and held my chin up high. “Mind if I come in and make sure you didn’t tie the tyke up?” Without waiting for a response, I ducked under his outstretched arm, holding my breath as I did. Unfortunately, the air in my lungs did little to block the heavenly, masculine smell he emitted. Spice, pine, soap… The combination made my lady parts tingle and my head spin in remembrance.

I didn’t do men for more than a night. Not anymore. Not since Penis-head Head Paul. So, what was my issue? One and done, that’s the way it was supposed to be. Not third time’s a charm, damn it.

Ignoring his are-you-kidding-me- expression, I headed into the living room, finding the coffee table filled with all things princess. Crowns, feather boas, fake earrings, and… “Is that makeup?”

He cleared his throat. “Yeah, um, give me a second, would ya?”

I grinned at him, watching, yet again, as he bowed his head—this time rubbing at the clingy black goo on his eyes and, yes, the red lipstick on his beard.

Oh. My. God.

He’d let the kid put it on him?

Be still, my beating heart.

About Heather:

Heather Van Fleet is a stay-at-home-mom turned book boyfriend connoisseur. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, a mom to three girls, and in her spare time you can find her with her head buried in her Kindle, guzzling down copious amounts of coffee.

 

Heather graduated from Black Hawk College in 2003 and currently writes Adult contemporary romance. She is published through Sourcebooks Casablanca with her Reckless Hearts series and is represented Stacey Donaghy of Donaghy Literary.

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Release Day Blitz: STRIPPED DOWN and STRIP SEARCH by Erin McCarthy

29 Oct

Erin McCarthy’s new sexy romcom series, Tap That, begins with STRIPPED DOWN and STRIP SEARCH, both of which are available today! And you can grab STRIPPED DOWN for free for a limited time – find out more about this series below!

 

About STRIPPED DOWN (Tap That #1)

His best friend’s hot older sister.

Her younger brother’s annoying sidekick.

And one forbidden kiss in a bathroom in high school…

Sloane O’Sullivan is returning home to Minnesota, dreading turning thirty. Once the Mean Girl, she’s a lot more humble these days. And shocked to see how Little Dickie is all grown up and hot as hell, stripping at a charity event like he was born with biceps.

Working out has shed Rick Ryder of his despised childhood nickname. Now he leads a simple life. Work on cars, take care of his kid sister, have casual hookups. But when Sloane comes back to town single, he wants to finish what they started in that bathroom twelve years earlier.

It was complicated back then. It’s even more so now.

Because Sloane wrecks his bike.

And he’s her landlord.

And her brother will murder him if he has sex with her.

But sometimes you have to strip it all down to see what was there all along… even if it’s a secret.

Get your hands on STRIPPED DOWN by Erin McCarthy for FREE for a limited time!

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About STRIP SEARCH (Tap That #2)

An introverted rich girl.

A stripper cop.

And a live-streaming kiss that threatens both their careers.

Cop Axl Moore is pretending to be a stripper for charity. But the cute blonde pulled up on stage seems to think he is the real deal.

When Leighton, director for the reality show Wedding Crashers, gets stopped by a cop she swears is actually a stripper, she’s determined to put the “f” in fun to save her job.

But their surprisingly potent kiss is caught on camera.

How do you recover from that?

A fake engagement…

Get your hands on STRIP SEARCH today!

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About Erin McCarthy

USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy first published in 2002 and has since written over sixty novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult romance, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Erin is a RITA finalist and an ALA Reluctant Young Reader award recipient, and is both traditionally and indie published.

When she’s not writing she can be found sipping martinis in high heels or eating ice cream in fleece pajamas depending on the day, and herding her animals, kids, and amazing renovation-addicted husband.

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