Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Tasty Book Blast: Keeping Mr. Right Now: Kisses in the Sand #1 by Robin Bielman


Welcome to the Keeping Mr. Right Now by Robin Bielman Book Blast!

KEEPING MR. RIGHT NOW
Kisses in the Sand #1
Robin Bielman
Red-Hot Bliss
Entangled Publishing
Releasing Aug 18th, 2014





A temporary agreement neither could keep…

Brainy, organized Sophie Birch is no beach bunny. In fact, she’s totally out of her element among the sun-bronzed crowd at a film festival in beautiful White Strand Cove. When a surf lesson introduces her to Zane Hollander, suddenly she's up close and personal with the world's sexiest surf star. But what can a great-looking, experienced athlete possibly see in a klutzy out-of-towner who’s never set foot in the ocean?

Zane Hollander's playboy reputation has never been a problem…until recently. Now his management team wants him on his best behavior to entice a meaningful new sponsor. Sophie Birch is the perfect girl to help reform his image. She's genuine and respected—and their relationship is purely fictional. But the more Sophie blooms under the beachy sun, the more Zane knows he'll just break her heart. Because nothing's more important to Zane than following the tide.







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USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and one crazy-cute dog who loves to chew on everyone’s socks. When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also likes to run, hike, eat cupcakes, and dip her toes in the ocean. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.

She loves to connect with readers. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter on her website at http://robinbielman.com 







Jessica

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Review: A SEAL's Fantasy by Tawny Weber

Title: A SEAL's Fantasy
Author: Tawny Weber
Published: August 19th 2014
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Caution: May contain spoilers
Subject: Navy SEAL Lieutenant Dominic Castillo

Mission: Protect—not seduce!—his sexy target

Dominic Castillo loves his SEAL team like brothers—except one, who made sure Castillo was left behind during the latest mission. But when his rival is kidnapped by a vicious drug lord, Castillo receives a black ops mission of his own: protect his rival's sister. And any mistakes will either result in her death…or his.

Lara Banks clearly has no interest in being protected by a military man, especially an acquaintance of her estranged brother. So why is she doing her best to drive him crazy with pure temptation? Lara insists on having her naughty way with him—over and over—but is fulfilling their fantasies worth the price?

My Thoughts:

This is one of those lovely stories that catches you by surprise. I didn't expect to be so drawn into the story, so in love with the characters and their lives. I ended up reading it in just two sittings--started a few chapters one night before bed, then finished the rest the following morning without stopping. It was a wonderful feeling and I love these kinds of stories, because they're rare.

Lara's a hard shell to crack, extremely stubborn, but with good reason. Enter Dominic, and everything is thrown off course. He's supposed to be protecting her, but she wants none of it. However, it's kinda hard to not let him protect her when she is clearly in danger. The longer they're together, the closer they get. The one thing I loved the most about the two of them is their willingness to accept each other no matter what. Often, people try to change people, and that just leads to underlying bitterness for the part of you that someone tries to take away. Love should change you into a better person, not change your personality. I really liked how that dynamic was brought out with their relationship.

A SEAL's Fantasy was everything I could hope for in a novel, and more. Dominic and Lara are dynamite together, and I loved every minute of their time together, especially their deep conversations. And now I need to get my hands on all the other SEALs books by Tawny Weber because it's just that awesome.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Release Day Blast - Wild Temptation by Emma Hart

 
Welcome to the Wild Temptation by Emma Hart Release Day Blast!

In this sexy new CALL series spin-off series by New York Times bestseller Emma Hart, enter the intense world of a no strings relationship and experience addiction like you never expected...

The moment I walked in to find Mr. Tall, Dark, Handsome, and Oh So British--my mind-blowing one night stand--as my photographer for the shoot that could change it all, I knew life was throwing me a curveball.

The moment he, Tyler Stone, walked into my best friend’s apartment, I knew that curveball was heading straight for my gut.

The hit comes in the form of a no-strings proposition… One that gives him utter control over my body.

If I surrender, that curveball is steadily en-route for a collision course with my heart.

He’s a sex addict. I’m a love addict.

This is temptation.

*Wild Temptation is book one of the Wild series and a full-length novel at approx. 92,000 words.*

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EXCERPT

Well, this is awkward.

And I don’t mean nervous-giggle awkward. I mean turn-around-and-run-for-your-fucking-life awkward.

Recognition flashes in his dark eyes when he sees me. Heat flares briefly, too quickly for Clara to notice it, but slowly enough that I know I wasn’t imagining it.

That same heat flushes up my neck and colors my cheeks. Yep. This is going from bad to worse.

“Thanks, Clara. Shut the door on your way out.”

Alone?

“But—”

“Sheila knows I shoot alone. Get out and shut the door.” He’s talking to her but his eyes are focused on me.

I lick my lips as Clara makes another halfhearted attempt to argue and he shuts her down once more. I trace his face. His unruly, dark hair is swept to one side, keeping out of his equally dark eyes. His cheekbones are defined and his jaw is strong, angular. And his lips are…curved in amusement at having caught me staring at him.

The slam of the door jolts me back to reality. Kind of. I still have hot-man haze. I mean, crap.

“This is a turn of events I wasn’t expecting.” His accent is crisp and what the hell is it about the British accent?

“Yep.” I fiddle with the belt on the robe. “It’s certainly a surprise.”

It’s not every day that your one-night stand becomes your photographer.

“At least there’ll be no…awkwardness.” He drops his gaze to my hidden body and I swallow. Oh, no. He’s definitely seen my body. And touched it. And licked it.

I shift uncomfortably. Nope. Not even going there. Eyes off the bed please, Olivia.

“Let’s get unnecessary introductions out of the way, shall we?” He steps toward me.

My lips curl into a smile. “It’s not unnecessary if you don’t know the other person’s name.”

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It is the PREQUEL to Wild Temptation


When I walked into the club, my plan was to finally seduce my ex-boss. But I don’t expect him, the man with his dirty British mouth and sexy as sin smirk.

I don’t expect the way he takes one look at me and claims me for his own... Or the way he craves control.

Because I crave to give it.

It doesn’t matter if something darker lingers in his eyes, or desperation tinges his touch. It doesn't matter if those things nudge at my addictive personality.

The rules are simple:
One night.
One f*ck.
Run.


*Wild Attraction is a free prequel novella of around 9,000 words. It is followed by Wild Temptation, the first full length novel in the WILD series, the spin-off series from the bestselling CALL series. Wild Temptation will be available August 18th.*



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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to a terrible two year old and growing bump, due September 2013. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of juice and writes books.

She likes to write about magic, kisses and whatever else she can fit into the story. Sarcastic, witty characters are a must. As are hot guys. Emma is currently working too many books to even count - including Playing for Keeps, the companion book to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novel, The Love Game. She likes to be BUSY - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to when all the ideas come to life.


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Jessica

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Review: Breaking by Claire Kent

Title: Breaking
Author: Claire Kent
Published: June 26th 2013
Source: Purchased
Genre: Adult Contemporary
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Caution: May contain spoilers
He spent years selling his body, having sex with women for money. He could please them better than anyone else.

Now he has only one woman to please.

He knows what to do with her body. He wants her, needs her, takes her--until she can't take any more.

But what they have is so much more than bodies moving together. He loves her, loves her, loves her.

He still doesn't always know how.

My Thoughts:

When Escorted was over, I didn't expect to see any more of the story. But I found out there was this little novella and I knew I had to read, especially when I found out it was going to be from Ander's perspective.

Ander is going through something and he isn't being upfront about it with Lori. She doesn't know what to do, what to say. You can feel the struggle he's going through, and you want so much to help him through it, whatever it is. Despite this, the two of them still have their remarkable passion... and once they pull through, you can feel the weight lifted.

Breaking is one of those heartbreakingly real stories. The feels are genuine, and so is the pain. I really liked seeing Ander and Lori's story continued, and I'm glad that Claire Kent told it to us. Although I don't expect any more of their story told, I love them enough to want to see more, and that shows how great the story really is.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Blitz: Sleeping with the Boss by Marissa Clarke #giveaway


Welcome to the Sleeping With The Boss by Marissa Clarke book blitz!


Sleeping with the Boss by Marissa Clarke
(An Anderson Brothers Novel #1)
Published by: Entangled: Lovestruck
Publication date: August 11th 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
A satisfying category romance from Entangled’s brand new Lovestruck imprint…

Seducing the enemy has never been so tempting…


For the last five years, bookish Claire Williams has been living for the dying. Now that her stint as caretaker is over, she’s off to see the world. She needs quick cash first, so a temp job at Anderson Auctions seems perfect, especially with the unexpected benefits, including the hottest man she’s ever laid eyes—or hands—on.

Former Marine William Anderson has been burned one time too many. His military training makes him the perfect man to flush out the spy undercutting his family business, but no amount of training can prepare him for the kind of undercover work he’ll have to do when the sexy new temp is implicated. Desire lands them in bed…but duty may cost him his heart.




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Excerpt:

“Every negotiation should be launched with a heavy make-out session in the back of the company limousine. Don’t you agree?” Will held up his glass and clinked it against hers.

“Well.” She tilted her head and pretended to consider his question seriously. “It would depend who was on the project team, because if you’re talking about that big guy from accounting who wears the bow ties, that’s a deal-killer for me.”

“For me, too. He’s not my type.”

Giggling, and feeling as bubbly as the champagne, she leaned so close their noses bumped. “I believe we should read back the minutes from our meeting so far.”

With a grin, he put both of their glasses in the cup holders in his door. “You have the floor, Miss Maddox.”

“It began something like this,” she said against his lips.


About the Author:
Marissa Clarke lives in Texas, where everything is bigger, especially the mosquitoes.

When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, husband, and a Cairn Terrier named Annabel, who rules the house (and Marissa's heart) with an iron paw.

Marissa Clarke is a pseudonym. Her real name is Mary Lindsey and she also writes young adult novels for Penguin USA. www.marylindsey.com

She loves to connect with readers and can be found at www.marissaclarke.com and on Twitter at @MaryL_MarissaC

For sneak peeks at upcoming projects and chances to win prizes, join her Facebook street team group, Camp Clarke: www.facebook.com/groups/CampClarke/

To receive updates and insider information on Marissa's upcoming books, subscribe here: www.tinyurl.com/marissanews

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Jessica

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Cover Reveal: Amour Amour by Krista & Becca Ritchie


Welcome to the Amour Amour by Krista & Becca Ritchie cover reveal!

Amour Amour Cover Official

Title: Amour Amour
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Expected Publication Date: December 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance

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Love is a circus

"Every day,” he says lowly, “I hold a person’s life in my hands. The circus is based one-hundred percent off of trust. I give it all to someone, and they give it all to me.”

The best aerial technique won’t land 21-year-old Thora James her dream role in Amour—a sexy new acrobatic show on the Vegas strip. Thora knows she’s out of her element the second she meets Amour’s leading performer. Confident, charming and devilishly captivating, 26-year-old Nikolai Kotova aggravatingly lives up to his nickname as the “God of Russia.”

When Thora unknowingly walks into the crosshairs of Nikolai’s after-show, her audition process begins way too soon. Unprofessional. That’s what Nik calls their “non-existent” relationship. It’s not like Thora can avoid him. For one, they may be partners in the futureacrobatic partners, that is. But getting closer to Nik means diving deeper into sin city and into his dizzying world.

Thora wants to perform with him, but when someone like Nikolai attracts the spotlight wherever he goes—Thora fears that she’s destined to be “just background” to his spellbinding show.

This sexy and exhilarating New Adult Romance can best be described as Cirque du Soleil meets the steamy, athletic romance of Center Stage.

*standalone & no love triangles—recommended for readers 18+ for mature content*

About the Authors

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Krista & Becca Ritchie are identical twins. They write New Adult books that make you cringe, gasp, and go ooh-la-la. (If you do that sort of thing.) They are currently working on the spin-offs and final books in the Addicted series. Connect with them on twitter and their website:kbritchie.com



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Jessica

Review: Final Call by Emma Hart

Title: Final Call
Author: Emma Hart
Published: June 16th 2014
Source: Purchased
Genre: Adult Contemporary
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Caution: Will contain spoilers
In the highly anticipated sequel to LATE CALL, Dayton and Aaron learn once more than not everything is as straightforward as it seems, and if they have any chance of getting their long-awaited happily-ever-after, they'll have to work for it...

We crashed and burned like a falling plane. Hard and fast with an inevitable explosion. Another few weeks together changed my life the way the first did. At twenty-four, I became naïve again. I became a dreamer again. A believer. And walking away hurts just as much as it did seven years ago.

But over doesn’t have to mean over-at least in Aaron Stone’s mind. His pursuit is relentless, his determination unwavering. He’ll go to any lengths to keep me and prove that I belong to him. Unfortunately, love isn’t easy, and whether or not I forgive him is irrelevant to his past catching up with us. Once again, our relationship is haunted by a secret, one that could destroy everything, and the secret is born from the need to protect the other…

But the tables have turned, because the secret is mine.

Final Call is the second and final book in the Call series and is the conclusion to Aaron and Dayton's story. It's is not a standalone and Late Call must be read first.

My Thoughts:

When I bought Late Call, I didn't know at the time that there would be a sequel... or a cliffhanger that would make my jaw drop and wish that the second book was out right that freaking second. So, yeah... I was anxiously awaiting the end of Aaron and Dayton's tale... very anxiously awaiting. And I wasn't disappointed.

Aaron and Dayton have a lot to get through, things of the past and present. Aaron is convinced that he will be able to get Dayton back, and he will stop at nothing. You can't help but feel his pain, but you also feel her pain, too. So, as the story unfolds, you're going through every emotion in the book. Neither one of them can deny that what they have is something special, and despite Dayton's anger, they know they can get past their issues.

Final Call was a wild ride of emotion that leads to an ultimately wonderful ending. I love Aaron and Dayton to pieces, they're messed up at times but still great. The secret wasn't exactly what I was expecting, and while it played out in kind of an upsetting way, I was fine with it. We got to meet the amazingly sexy Tyler... who is going to be in another series along with Dayton's friend Liv. Totally and completely can't wait for Emma Hart's next books!

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