Thursday, July 17, 2014

Book Club Thursday: It's Time For A Giveaway!



Hi everyone! Do you like Vikings? Or Special Ops romances? Join us at Book Club Thursday this week and enter our Giveaway to win an E-copy of FIRST TO BURN by author Anna Richland. How do you like the cover? Our Rafflecopter Giveaway is below. Entries are for US residents only. And please, don't forget to visit my good friends and fellow bloggers sites.





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A soldier with secrets

Immortal Viking Wulf Wardsen once battled alongside Beowulf, and now serves in Afghanistan. He's trusted the mortal men on his elite special operations team to protect his secret, until an explosion lands Wulf in a place more dangerous to him than a battlefield: a medevac helicopter.
A doctor with questions

Army captain Theresa Chiesa follows the rules and expects the same from others, even special forces hotshots like Sergeant Wardsen. She's determined to discover the secret behind his supernaturally fast healing, and she won't allow his sexy smile to distract her.

An enemy with nothing to lose
Even as Theresa's investigation threatens to expose him, Wulf is stirred by her passion. Dreaming of love and a normal life, he wants nothing more than to build a future with her. But the lost Viking relic needed to reverse his immortality is being hunted by another—an ancient enemy who won't hesitate to hurt Theresa to strike back at Wulf.


Don't forget to join us next week. Our topic will be: What Does Reading Mean To You?
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Full Exposure by Sara Jane Stone June 30th thru July 25th Tasty Tour and a Double Giveaway!!!



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Full Exposure
Independence Falls Book One
By: Sara Jane Stone
Releasing July 1st, 2014
Avon Impulse


Blurb: 

No touching allowed … 
After serving her country, Georgia Trulane craves adventure—and sex. She's set her sights on her brother's best friend—now her boss, since she took a temporary job as his nephew's live-in nanny. Only problem? Eric refuses to touch her. That doesn't stop Georgia from seducing him. But an earth-shattering encounter leaves her fully exposed, body and soul. 
Eric has a long list of reasons to steer clear of the woman he has wanted for as long as he can remember. For one, he refuses to be her next thrill ride. When he claims her, it will be for good. But the attraction is undeniable, and the more they fight it, the stronger it pulls. But will it be enough to conquer their obstacles?


My Review:

This is the first book I have read by Sara Jane Stone and it won't be my last. This is a strong story, starting with former soldier Georgia coming to work for her brother's best friend Eric as his nephew's nanny. Eric has cared for her almost forever, but wouldn't let anything happen because of his friendship with Liam. Georgia has other ideas and she wants Eric, but he's not budging. After her experiences during the war, Georgia has been an adrenaline junky and is coping with her PTSD one day at a time and I really cared for her character.
Time has other plans for them and they can't deny their attraction to each other.  They each have problems to work out separately and together if they are ever going to be together. 
I found myself rooting for each of them and this story is full of strong emotion. Eric and Georgia are both loving influences with his young nephew and this makes for some touching moments as well. I am looking forward  to reading Liam's story next.



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Author Info:

After several years on the other side of the publishing industry, Sara Jane Stone bid goodbye to her sales career to pursue her dream—writing romance novels. Sara Jane currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her very supportive real-life hero, two lively young children and a lazy Burmese cat. Visit her online at www.sarajanestone.com or find her on Facebook at Sara Jane Stone.




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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cover Reveal for Beth Ciotta: Coming Soon!





Enchanting Christmas
Impossible Dream Series, Book Two
By: Beth Ciotta


Blurb

Coming this fall from Beth Ciotta (author of the Cupcake Lovers), a new contemporary series—Impossible Dream—celebrating hope, love, and the magic of the human spirit!

Five long-time girlfriends—known as The Inseparables—find themselves in their thirties and battling disillusion. Tangled up in real-life troubles and stifled aspirations, they’re ready to ditch their deepest desires …until they stumble upon the peculiar matchmaking company, “Impossible Dream,” where they each find the rare opportunity to make seemingly impossible dreams come true.


‘Tis the season for miracles, second chances, and love in a holiday novella that will charm and inspire. The second tale in Beth Ciotta’s modern day fairy tale series—Impossible Dream—celebrating hope, love, and the magic of the human spirit! 
Once upon a time, Christmas (Chrissy) Mooney believed she’d make a difference in the world as a concert violinist. Music was her love, and the reason she indulged in a whirlwind affair with a handsome stranger—a gifted guitarist who declared them soul mates when they parted. She never imagined he’d turn his back on her when, two months later, she tracked him down to tell him she was pregnant. How could she have misjudged him?

Determined to savor the gift of her baby, Chrissy was staggered when she learned her daughter was deaf. Her passion for music was obliterated. How could she enjoy what her daughter would never hear? Obsessed with creating a happy life for her girl, Chrissy ultimately lost her own sense of bliss—never realizing her growing cynicism until she reads her daughter’s letter to Santa.
Now, desperate to rediscover joy, Chrissy applies for help from an internet company—Impossible Dream.com (Making magic since 1956). When Mason suddenly blows back into Chrissy’s life, rocking her with a revelation and a mission of his own, she’s so busy shielding her heart that she’s oblivious to the stirring magic. Until Mason points out the most basic ingredient for happiness… Believing is everything.


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Author Info:

Storytelling comes naturally to award-winning author Beth Ciotta. Dubbed "fun and sexy" by Publisher's Weekly, Beth specializes in writing Romantic Comedy with a Twist of Suspense and is published in contemporary, historical, steampunk, and paranormal romantic fiction. 
Beth lives in NJ with her husband, two zany dogs, and a crazy cat. A veteran professional performer, Beth now pours her artistic passion into her writing. To learn more about her colorful life, visit her website at www.bethciotta.com 

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Tasty Virtual Tour Something Sweeter by Candis Terry Enter a Special Avon Sweepstakes and a Bonus Giveaway by the Author.




Something Sweeter
Sweet Texas Series #3
By: Candis Terry
Releasing June 24th, 2014


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The men in Texas are hard to resist . . . Seattle event planner Allison Lane is an expert at delivering the perfect wedding—even if she might not exactly believe in the whole "'til death do us part" thing. When her father decides to tie the knot with a woman he barely knows, Allison heads to Sweet, Texas, to make sure his new honey is the real deal. What she didn't expect to find at the local honky-tonk was a sexy Southern man as bent on charming her pants off as he is on blowing her "true love doesn't exist" theory all to hell. And they always promise . . .

Veterinarian, former Marine, and Sweet's favorite playboy Jesse Wilder takes one look at Allison and knows she's a handful of trouble he can't deny. But even after a sizzling kiss and obvious mutual attraction, it seems Allison has no such problem. When Jesse uncovers her sweet side, can he crush his playboy image, melt her cynical heart, and change her mind about taking a trip down the aisle?


My Review:

This is such a fun series full of romance and sexy banter. If you like your romance wild and wacky, then this is for you. Sexy Jesse shares a hot kiss with Allison, who quickly disappears on him. It turns out that she has come to Sweet from Seattle  to check out the woman who is engaged to her father and she just happens to be Jesse's mom. Allison does not believe in forever, not with a mother like she had and she tries to keep her distance from Jesse to protect her own heart. But Jesse is a Wilder. How can she resist the southern charm as he makes her toes curl when he calls her Darlin'. This is another winner in the Sweet, Texas series!







Author Info:

Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers. Only one thing has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after.

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  • Candis Terry's SOMETHING SWEETER, the latest Sweet, Texas novel about a wedding planner who has lost her faith in love
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  • A hardcover copy of WEDDING ETIQUETTE, with inspiration, advice, and etiquette for couples, families and guests from the Emily Post Institute
  • A gorgeous pair of Mr and Mrs earrings from Kate Spade!
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Out Of This World! It's Book Club Thursday July 10th, 2014







Are you a Sci-Fi romance fan? Could you fall in love with an alien? Welcome back to this weeks edition of Book Club Thursday. We thought we would discuss something fun this week. Romances set in outer space. Or maybe the hunky alien comes to the good old U. S. A. I hope you share some that you have read with us. I can't wait to see what my friends and fellow bloggers have picked. Don't forget to check out their blogs, too.

Born to Read Books-Cyndi
Romancing the Readers-Ann

I do like to read an occasional book set in outer space, another planet, or a mining colony. The one thing about sci-fi is there are really no rules so the writer can come up with wild things that wouldn't work in a regular story. Some are pretty well written and others can be a little ridiculous. But the author can let her mind soar with possibilities. I am going to share some blurbs of a few of the better ones and some of the covers.


 

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The Challenge by Susan Kearney

She was shot protecting the president, and woke up naked, in the arms of a hunk...A hunk named Kahn, who told Secret Service agent Tessa Camen an outlandish story about traveling through time, saving the world, and a Challenge only she can accept. Kahn offers her proof she can't refute: Tessa has been brought forward through time to save Earth by winning an intergalactic challenge. 

Kahn only has a few weeks to train Tessa to use the psi-abilities he insists she has. He is confident in the success of a time-honored method that uses sexual frustration to bring out her powers, but Tessa is dubious. She's a martial arts expert and can fight her way through anything, but she's never had much luck with emotions.

Luckily for Earth, Kahn can be very convincing...

Despite the hero being quite an alpha (think neanderthal) the story was imaginative amd engaging. And there are some fun scenes with their computer named Dora.

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When Sparks Fly by Autumn Dawn

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Polaris just got a little hotter. — Perhaps it was his wild black hair and indigo eyes, or maybe it was his enigmatic aura, but there was something about Hyna Blue that drew Gem. The man had clearly done hard labor, his cybernetic implants gave him increased strength, but he was no longer whole… -- and now he was getting drunk in her tavern.

Yes, Hyna Blue aroused instincts both carnal and nurturing. Gem’'s blood had been fiery to start with. Blue heated it even more.

Of course, since the planet of Polaris discovered its trainum mine, things were hot all over. Prosperity had blown in on a solar wind, along with many disreputable types, the least deceptive of which were the shape-shifting aliens. The ruined beauty of one patron and his drunken proposals were the least of Gem’s worries—and perhaps her one solace. Like her father had named it long ago, this inn was The Spark. Gem had to survive the blaze.

A strong story, it has the feel of life in the old west and has a strong heroine and her two sisters surviving a rough life on another planet.

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Breeding Ground by Jaid Black

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Commander Alexandria Frazier headed up NASA's first deep-space mission to search for other habitable planets in distant galaxies. Where only two years passed by for the crew of the Methuselah, fifteen hundred years had ticked by on Earth. Alex and her crew were prepared for that eventuality. What they weren't prepared for was a nuclear war and the resulting catastrophic meteor shower that sent them hurling into Earth's very distant, eerie future.Welcome to earth in the year 100,000,007 A.D.Prepare to scream.

This one is an erotic sci-fi story.  Besides some sexy scenes, there is a very strong story and it is one of my favorites.

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Born Of Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon

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In the Ichidian Universe, The League and their ruthless assassins rule all. Expertly trained and highly valued, the League Assassins are the backbone of the government. But not even the League is immune to corruption . . .
Command Assassin Nykyrian Quikiades once turned his back on the League—and has been hunted by them ever since. Though many have tried, none can kill him or stop him from completing his current mission: to protect Kiara Zamir, a woman whose father’s political alliance has made her a target.  
As her world becomes even deadlier, Kiara must entrust her life to the same kind of beast who once killed her mother and left her for dead. Old enemies and new threaten them both and the only way they can survive is to overcome their suspicions and learn to trust in the very ones who threaten them the most: each other.
One of the best Sci-Fi series written by a top-notch author, Sherrilyn Kenyon. Strong, unforgettable characters and non-stop action make this one of the best series written, IMO.

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Last, but not least are my sci-fi comfort reads by prolific author Jayne Castle aka Jayne Ann Krentz. Besides her contemporary and historical works, she also likes sci-fi and over the years has written three different series and a few stand-alone books in this genre. Some of the earlier stories may seem dated now, but I still enjoy reading them. Her series are about earth colonists that have settled on other planets and will never be able to return to earth. These books deal with a lot of psychic talents that have developed in the humans generations later. They don't have a lot of the technology as in other books, but they do have strong romantic story-lines, some suspense, psi-ghosts, and some oddly cute little creatures nick-named dust bunnies.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks Book Club Thursday. What are some of your favorite sci-fi romances? Come back again next week when we will be having another Giveaway. See you then!


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Tasty Tour for Wicked Sexy by Anne Marsh June 30th thru July 12, 2014



Wicked Sexy
Uniformly Hot!
By: Anne Marsh
Releasing June 17th, 2014
Harlequin Blaze


Blurb:

Too sexy to resist?

Danielle Andrews was supposed to be on her honeymoon. Instead, she's back on Discovery Island licking her wounds and running for shelter when she sees Daeg Ross coming her way. Years ago, on this very beach, Dani started something with the special ops aviation rescue swimmer. But she refuses to be tempted by the wickedly hot military hunk again.

Daeg Ross is used to jumping into treacherous waters. But his feelings for relationship-shy Dani are a whole new type of risk. They are volatile—and irresistible. When their lives are threatened by the invading winds and endless rain of a tropical storm, Daeg and Dani are forced to take shelter and ride out a wild night. Together, will they sink…or swim?

Uniformly Hot! The few, the proud, the sexy as hell!





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Excerpt – Wicked Sexy:

The corny bell Dani’s grandfather had strung up over the door jangled as the same person who’d torn up the drive too fast strong-armed his way inside. The door always jammed in damp weather, which Sweet Moon’s newest guest discovered as he forced it open with a muttered curse. She looked up with a professional smile and, well, there was Mr. Spec Ops and her own personal blast from the past. Daeg Ross. She hadn’t seen him in ten years, and now she’d seen him twice in two hours. What were the odds?

Her libido started singing hallelujah, while her brain backpedaled furiously. He was not supposed to be here. She’d kissed him and left him on the beach. And that was the end of that particular adventure. He did not get to come where she was staying.

And yet he was now strolling toward Sweet Moon’s front desk as if he owned the place. That lazy grin of his told her he was really glad to see her.

No way.

Kissing Daeg Ross on the beach had been an impulse, a dumb one. Letting him get any closer for a longer period of time would be risking disaster.

Why Sweet Moon? Why, of all the hotels and motels on this tourist-crazy island, had he picked hers?

She’d spent summers on Discovery Island with her grandparents, followed by her senior year of high school, the year she’d taken that cruel, but delicious beach walk with Daeg. Her father had been developing a resort property in Jamaica and decided that a construction site was no place for a teenage girl. That was her father, though. Good-looking and charming, he was fun to be around, but he loved a good gamble—real estate or the stock market, he’d always been searching for the next big thing and was always on the move. Her summer months on Discovery were an oasis of peace and stability, a handful of weeks when she wasn’t speculating what her father would do next or where he’d take them. This was her refuge. The one place she could count on to remain the same.

“No vacancies,” she snapped, before he said a word.

Instead of leaving, he rested his forearms on the counter and looked over at her computer monitor. The antiquated booking system at Sweet Moon's had been the first thing Dani had tackled. In the week she'd been on the island so far, she'd researched and installed a new software package. She'd also worked through her grandparents' highly personal style of bookkeeping and created an organizational system that would not only move Sweet Moon's into a more current century, but be something her grandparents could run. Keeping busy was good. Productive, even. It also kept her from thinking—too much—about her AWOL honeymoon. It also meant that her computer screen depicted, in a highly visual and easily understood graphic, just how many vacancies Sweet Moon's currently had.

“Not a problem,” he told her. “I already have a reservation.”

“Go elsewhere.” She carefully pressed the keys to activate her screensaver.

“Paid in full,” he added cheerfully.

Daeg was another Mr. Wrong, she was sure of it. He was as eager to roam as her father, although Mr. Wrong had never seemed so sexy. Or so tempting. Still, since she’d already been burned once, she wasn’t looking for a ring from Daeg Ross, but she could have a few nights—or weeks—of really hot sex.

Maybe celibacy wasn’t the answer.

Maybe it was like if she gorged herself on sweet things, her brain—and her stomach—would get the message. Too much sugar made you sick. Although was it possible to even have too much sex?

Daeg’s presence took up the entire room. Those broad shoulders beneath the faded cotton T-shirt and powerful forearms did a number on her senses. He was tanned from spending time outdoors—in the water—and she wanted to explore him inch by inch and see just how far that sun-kissed goodness went.

A grin tugged at the corner of his mouth. “You’re stuck with me, Dani. Face it.”

Being stuck with Daeg Ross was a fantasy come true, she had to admit. He was one hundred percent sexual satisfaction and she should refund his money. Instead, she was calculating the odds of sharing some mind-blowing time with him.

Those were some heated odds.




Author Info
After ten years of graduate school and too many degrees, Anne Marsh escaped to become a technical writer. When not planted firmly in front of the laptop translating Engineer into English, Anne enjoys gardening, running (even if it’s just to the 7-11 for slurpees), and reading books curled up with her kids. The best part of writing romance, however, is finally being able to answer the question: “So… what do you do with a PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures?” She lives in Northern California with her husband, two kids and four cats.
You can reach Anne Marsh at www.anne-marsh.com or email her at annemarsh@ymail.com




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Saturday, July 5, 2014

King by Jamie Begley There is a Virtual Tour, Recommendation and Giveaway! June 30th Thru July 11th



KING
The VIP Room Series #3
By: Jamie Begley

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King

My good intentions always led to disaster. The cold hard truth is that I was never meant to be a father to Lily. Staying in Treepoint, Kentucky for a few weeks to get to know my daughter was meant to be a time of discovery, instead I find out that she’s married to a killer and living in a sex club. I’m going to find out how to destroy The Last Riders and give Lily the future she deserves.

Evie

He thinks I’m a whore; he doesn’t know me. I’m nobody’s fool, but he thinks he’s going to use me to find The Last Riders only weakness. That’s his biggest mistake of all. There’s more to me than meets the eye. King thinks he’s too good for me, that I’m less than dirt in his eyes. What the King of Queen City is going to find out too late is that I’m his judge, and I hold his life in my hands.




My Review:


There is so much to like about this story. It's  not sunshine and flowers and it sure isn't nice. King and Evie are two flawed characters, finally meeting the one person who could help them heal. He is tough, arrogant and in a business that is definitely not 9 to 5. But he protective of those he cares about , his daughter Lily who he wants to save from her husband, Shade. Evie is a survivor and suffered a terrible childhood which was referred to in the previous stories. Such chemistry and heat between them. New characters are introduced and this story leaves you wondering what will happen next? I can't wait for the next one!









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Author Bio
“I was born in a small town in Kentucky. My family began poor, but worked their way to owning a restaurant. My mother was one of the best cooks I have ever known, and she instilled in all her children the value of hard work, and education.

Taking after my mother, I’ve always love to cook, and became pretty good if I do say so myself. I love to experiment and my unfortunate family has suffered through many. They now have learned to steer clear of those dishes. I absolutely love the holidays and my family puts up with my zany decorations.

For now, my days are spent writing, writing, and writing. I have two children who both graduate this year from college. My daughter does my book covers, and my son just tries not to blush when someone asks him about my books.

Currently I am writing four series of books- The Last Riders, The Dark Souls, The VIP Room, and Biker Bitches series. My favorite book I have written is Soul Of A Woman, which I am hoping to release during the summer of 2014. It took me two years to write, during which I lost my mother, and brother. It’s a book that I truly feel captures the true depths of love a woman can hold for a man. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I am an emotional writer who wants the readers to feel the emotion of the characters they are reading. Because of this, Teased is probably the hardest thing I have written.

All my books are written for one purpose- the enjoyment others find in them, and the expectations of my fans that inspire me to give it my best. In the near future I hope to take a weekend break and visit Vegas that will hopefully be this summer. Right now I am typing away on my next story and looking forward to traveling this summer!”




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Nero
Made Men #1
By: Sarah Brianne
Releasing June 27th, 2014




Blurb:

Nero is the king of Legacy Prep, living a life of power.
Elle is the school’s punching bag, living a life of fear.
The only good girls Nero knows jump in his bed when he tells them to.
The closest Elle has come to a bad boy like him is in the cafeteria line.
The mob boss gave him orders to find out what she knows.
Her mouth is sealed.

I just want to be a fucking made man.
I’m just a fucking waitress.




Author Bio
Hey! My name is Sarah Brianne and after living for twenty-two years the characters in my head told me enough was enough and I have finally put pen to paper (or is it finger to keyboard?) to tell their stories. Since I was a little girl I have watched every chick flick I could get my hands on, then when I became older I discovered a whole new world of romance novels. To me there is nothing better then a tale of true love and those are the stories that have inspired me to write. Like everything else in my life I have put my own spin on two lovers destined to be together. 
Next to my books my prized possession are my two beautiful fur babies, Kalypso and Khaleesi. I know what you’re thinking, do you pack them in your purse? Yep, right next to my kindle. 
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