Friday, April 27, 2018

Release Blitz + Excerpt + Giveaway + Review: Clipped Wings by Betty Shreffler


Title: Clipped Wings
Series: Kings MC Romance #2
Author: Betty Shreffler
Genre: Standalone MC Romance
Release Date: April 27, 2018

Blurb
They call me the Devil’s assassin. It’s true. I have blood on my hands.
As the VP of the Serpents, my life is driven by loyalty, honor, brotherhood.
Until I see her.
Too young, too innocent. Mine to claim.

What I am, what I do, can never reach her. My dark secrets are scars I bear alone.
I’m torn between my duties and the woman I’ll die to protect.
Until...they try to take what’s mine.


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Excerpt
THE CLUBHOUSE IS buzzing with life tonight. Every member and their ol’ lady came out for the cage fight. No other MC members are allowed on a night like this. It’s in-house and exclusive. Keeps the outcome private and the bruised egos of the losers contained. I plan on bruising more than their egos. I want them carried out on a fucking stretcher.
These men aren’t my brothers. They don’t know loyalty, honor, or respect the patch and the brotherhood it stands for. They’re weak men. Men who get off on torturing and raping a woman who couldn’t defend herself against them. I don’t see them as equals. I’ll never see them as equals.
Through the church room is another set of double doors. This is where we have our fight cage and private bar. Wooden benches line two walls, the cage taking up the other two. Between the benches and the fight cage are high top and low top tables with bar stools and chairs. Every seat is filled and the liquor is pouring heavily. A few bucks make their rounds on who’s going to win the fight. It’s fun play for my brothers, but for me, tonight is about so much more.
Lighting dim, it makes the blood stains on the cage mat harder to see, but it’s there as a lingering memory of previous fights. Fights I’ve been a part of. Blood I’ve contributed myself. You don’t last in the Serpents as long as I have without shedding some.
Across the cage, between the bars, I can see Drake and Levi getting themselves worked up for the fight. A slap to the face, some words for courage, a shot glass thrown back. Next to me are Mercy, John, Tex and RJ, some of my closest brothers. Mercy slaps my bare back and hands me a shot.
“Fuck ‘em up.”
With the shot thrown back, I bob my head. Shirt in my hands, I pull it over my head and toss it on a chair. Reaching into my pocket, I retrieve the brass knuckles I brought. That’s an advantage with the cage fights—there are no rules.
Christian opens the cage door and dips his head, indicating Drake and Levi need to enter. Shirts off and in their jeans, they go into the cage, bouncing on the tips of their feet. They’re wired and ready, probably high on coke too. Another advantage for me. With intent steps, I flex my muscles and give Christian a hard stare as I enter the cage.
The door locks behind us and I measure my opponents. Levi is tall and gangly, has speed, but will easily be put off balance. Drake has muscles, a solid core, slightly shorter than I am, but he always steps before he punches. It’s been engrained in me to study the way every man I know fights, especially the ones closest to you.
Bloodshot eyes and their hyper energy are telltale signs they’re high. The corner of my mouth raises when the circling starts. They’ll come at me together at first, in hopes to overpower me, wear me down. Then once I’m tired, they’ll split up and go for individual attacks to give themselves breaks and ensure I remain exhausted. They’re dumb fucks if they think the fight will last that long.
They both charge and I slam into Levi. Hand to his throat, I ram him into the cage bars, knocking the wind out of him. Grip tight on his throat, I bring the brass knuckles down on his face. Blood spurts from his nose, then again from his busted lips.
“Fuuuck!” the word roars from my chest.
The cold steal slices across the lower left side of my back. Enraged, I turn on Drake and see him holding the bloody switchblade.
If blood is what they want, blood is what I’ll give them.
Fast hand to his wrist, I wrap my elbow around his arm and kick his leg out from under him. The blade drops and I flip him over slamming him to the ground. No hesitation, I snatch the blade and whip it across his cheek. Blood pours from the thin, neat cut. Flicking the blade into my other hand, I nail it into his thigh.
With the painkiller effects of the coke running through his system, he bellows from the wound, but still has a lot of fight. Seeing Levi come at me with a set of spiked knuckles, I get one brass-knuckled punch to Drake’s face before I duck and roll, dodging the swing of Levi’s arm.
Quick on my feet, I feel the warmth of my own blood running down my skin on the inside of my jeans. That’s gonna need stitches. I need to move fast before I lose too much blood. Drake pulls the blade from his thigh and limps to his feet, holding the bars of the cage.
Circling one another, the crowd is alive with energy, screaming and hollering inaudible words at us. They’re hungry for more.
Waving my fingers, I encourage their attack. Levi’s got good legs, so he comes at me first. With an uppercut of the brass knuckles, he lands on his back. One hard boot to his face and he’s lights out.
Drake circles me, blade in hand. With a fast swing, he grazes my arm, slicing it enough to make me bleed, but not enough to make me give a fuck. The fresh scent of copper fills my nostrils. Crimson red covers Drake’s face and stains his jeans. Watching his feet, he lunges again, and I grab his hand, lock onto it, turn inside his arm and elbow his face, breaking his nose. Pulling his hand backward, the blade drops. With one swift turn, I put brass to bone, knocking him on his ass.
I only stop when I see his eyelids. He’s out cold, and I heave a breath, controlling my fury before I murder him here in front of everyone. Rising to my feet, I pull the brass knuckles from my bloodied hand. The cage door opens for me, and I step out to hoots, hollers, pats on the back, and shots shoved into my hands. I down two for the pain.
All the faces are an adrenaline pumping blur until I see her—my Sparrow. Running to me, I enfold her in my arms, kissing her hard and fierce.


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Review
Another great MC romance from one of my favorite authors, I loved it! This book cause me a sleepless night, so I warn you don't start it unless you plan to finish it soon. It's a fast paced novel, which is very thrilling to read. It's a story full of danger and romance, a perfect mix in my opinion. Although, it is one of those cliché good girl vs bad boy novels, but it's very unique in its own way. Especially, because of the author's way of writing, which is always fun to read.  It's a great story with well-written characters, all in all, an awesome read.
Erika is a naïve girl who is suddenly thrown into dangerous world of bikers and drug dealers. Even though she realizes that she shouldn't feel attracted to Dom but she still can't help it. He is a commanding man, with an air of danger and intrigue which is very hard for her to resist. And when he shows interest in her she is a goner...
Dom knows that he probably doesn't deserve Erika but he what can he say she is alluring. She makes him want things he has never thought about before. With her he wants to live a happy life. He wants to protect her and love her for the rest of their lives, only if she would let him...
In this book two mismatched people find happiness together. But it will not be easy fro them as life can be bit unfair as well as unpredictable at time, however, they are willing to go against odds.
Beware: This book has the potential to make you cry, in addition to making you feel a lot of other emotions. ;)
P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book.
Author Bio

Betty Shreffler is a bestselling author of paranormal romantic suspense and contemporary romance. She writes sexy and suspenseful stories with hot alphas and kickass heroines with twists you don’t expect. She also writes beautiful and sexy romances with tough women and their journeys at finding love. Betty is a mix of country, nerdy, sassy, sweet and a whole lot of sense of humor. She’s a fan of photography, reading, watching movies, hiking, traveling, drinking wine, and all things romantic. She lives with her amazing hubs and five fur babies. If she’s not writing or doing book events, then you can find her behind the lens of a camera, in the woods, or sipping wine behind a deliciously steamy book.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Tour Stop: Eye of the Storm by Amy McKinley

Title: Eye of the Storm (Gray Ghost Novel, book 2)
Author: Amy McKinley
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Photo by: CJC Photography
Cover Model: Alex Neff
Cover design by: TE Black Designs LLC
Release Date: March 6, 2018
Deep in the untamed wilderness of the notorious Darien Gap, a soldier wakes. Injured, he has no memory of who he is or why he is there until a beautiful woman tells him his name. But can he trust her?
When Mari Dias stumbles upon Chris Shaw in the jungle—a place many risk but few survive—she enlists his help to escape a country ruled by the very family who hunts her.
As Chris and Mari search for sanctuary out of the jungle, filters of his past return in slow increments. As they grow closer, so do their enemies. Can he battle the storm that threatens them all?


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

OUT NOW: KAGE PERIL’S END MC #1

Title: “Kage”
Series: Peril’s End MC #1
Authors: Cali Mackay & Esther E. Schmidt
Cover Design: Esther E. Schmidt
Cover model: Stefan Northfield
Photographer: Jules Godfrey photography
Release: April 24, 2018
Buy links: Books2read.com/Kage
The world suffered a drastic change when the power went out on the heels of a viral outbreak twelve years ago. The population was decimated and lives changed in the blink of an eye. Tamar went from a bounty hunter in training to a woman who uses her skill to survive. When she hears of a bounty that may finally give her and her team security, she knows there’s no way she’s letting this bounty slip through her fingers—not even when another team gets in her way.
Kage and his brothers have their eye on one thing—revenge for their brother, tortured and murdered. When the man responsible offers up a bounty, Kage knows this is their chance, even if he’s forced to work with another team. Falling for a woman like Tamar wasn’t in his plans, but there’s no turning away from her now.
Tamar and Kage must fight together for a future. The choice of being selfish or the ability to see the bigger picture for the sake of the world and its existence might blur lines of friendship and trust. Will they be able to make the right choice, for the world and each other? Or will revenge take a turn for the worse?
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Release Blitz + Giveaway: Damage by Jennifer Vester



Damage (Lakefield Book 5) by Jennifer Vester
Genre: Romance Mystery Suspense
Release Date: April 24th, 2018

What if the pivotal moment in your life, hinged upon all the events that happened in your past?

Suzanne had survived, had endured. At least that’s what she told herself. So many mistakes littered her life, and she was determined not to repeat them.

Living in Lakefield, with the memories of a man she loved and lost hanging over her, she decides to embark on a new life. It’s a choice that will put a series of events in motion, that could ultimately save her or break her.

When she meets a man who isn't who he says he is, her reality is suddenly altered, and nothing is quite what she thought it was. Everything in both of their lives will dramatically change.

Fighting against their pasts and a determined killer, two people that thought they knew what defined them, will have to rethink what they know about themselves and each other.

With love and their future on the line, they’ll have to find a way to survive the maniac that’s working to destroy them.


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Oliva wouldn't say she was paranoid. Maybe she read a few too many books on true crime, but it was all in the name of solid research. She was comfortable and cautious after a tragic event in her past. It worked for her.

At least it had, until she met Aiden Latimer. He was tall, muscular and did that eyebrow arch thing like a pro. The billionaire spotted her, and her life has been anything but comfortable ever since.
He was bossy and annoying. He even has a problem with her cussing. He's done his own research on her and she's convinced he even bugged her house.
She wasn't prepared for her attraction to him, much less his ardent attention. Their worlds seemed so far apart that she was ready to end it on day one.
But things never go quite like you plan with an alpha male type.
Now, she's being bossed around by Aiden, trying not to get into trouble with her best friend and dealing with a psycho, stalker ex-boyfriend!
The question is, when things finally do hit the fan, will she face her fears or run?

**Full-length standalone romance. 67,000+ words. No cheating, or cliffhangers with a Happily Ever After!



It was inevitable that Julia would run into Holden Saunders again. The one person she dreaded seeing and wanted to see the most.

He was still as gorgeous as the first time they had met. Muscular, tall, with his golden brown eyes that said more than what he spoke. They're opposites in so many ways. He was closed off, and so utterly irritating the last time she was around him. He was rude and bossy but the one man she had been dreaming about for the last year.

Now that she's back in Lakefield, Julia is getting to know the real Holden. He's resorting to blackmail, physical dominance and isn't listening to her protests. He's the one that tempts her with his vulgar mouth and makes her body sing like no other man.

She can't decide whether to punch him or kiss him. Maybe both.

They're up against stalkers, the media, and a lot of bizarre circumstances as she makes a decision about her music career.

But he's making his intent crystal clear: he’ll protect her, possess her, and make her beg.

Everyone hides something. Julia should know. She's been trying to hide from her past for the last year. But this troublesome, mischievous man, may not let her hide any longer.


**Full-length standalone romance. 70,000+ words. No cheating, or cliffhangers with a Happily Ever After! Suggested 18+.



Everyone has their breaking point.

Kaitlyn has had a crush on Dr. Logan Matthews for months. His dark hair, blue eyes and fit body are just some of the reasons why he's the perfect guy.

The problem is he seems to want nothing to do with Kaitlyn. When they have bumped into each other, he's gruff, overbearing and he seems to cause the worst luck for her.

Until one day when everything seems to go unnaturally wrong in her life.

Now he's sending naughty pictures, playing with her, and acting more interested than ever. Although her friends find the encounters they've had funny and her best friend tells her to just have fun, there's something confusing about his attention.

He says they're just being friendly but they're moving into the "more than friendly" zone. Everything should be great. Right?

Things aren't always what people see on the surface. The greatest obstacles they face may be the ones that neither of them see coming.

**Full-length standalone romance. 67,000+ words. No cheating, or cliffhangers with a Happily Ever After!


Andi had it all figured out.

She had a sweet job for the summer working at a luxury hotel and her brother was happy. That's all she really needed and that's all she wanted to focus on.

Her horrible past was way behind her and she was making a better life for them both. Even if it was built on a lie, it was better than the one they had. She gave up chasing her dreams long ago.

She would keep their secret. To protect her brother. To protect herself.

Then he showed up.

He's out to catch a criminal and asking for her help.

Brock, the genius -- He wasn't modest about it.
Brock, the incredibly inquisitive -- He wasn't going to give up.
Brock, the guy with the GQ looks and bad boy reputation -- He wasn't denying it.

He was asking for the truth about her past that she couldn't give. If she told him it could risk everything.

But Brock is in this to win and it's hard to deny those stormy green eyes and kinky whispers in her ear. Chasing her seems to be his new priority and he's playing dirty. If he caught her what would he do?

He may be digging into Andi's life but this controlling and complex alpha male has some secrets of his own.

Lies and secrets. Everyone told them and had them. How far would they go to keep them?

**Full-length standalone romance. 80,000+ words. No cheating or cliffhangers with a Happily Ever After!


Jennifer Vester is a romance author whose ambition is to entertain readers with off-beat female characters and the over-the-top alpha men that love them.

Her books revolve around romantic suspense with a little something for every reader. Always an HEA....(but look out for those twists!)

Jennifer grew up in Amarillo, located in the panhandle of Texas. She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She went to college in Amarillo and Colorado Springs for studies in art. She enjoys reading a lot of romance (of course), but also reads biographies, history, classic literature, poetry, mystery and true crime.
She writes in her spare time, frequently burns food, loves dark beer, watches football and has a cookie addiction.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Review: Betting the Scot by Jennifer Trethewey

Synopsis
Declan Sinclair is a Highlander who believes his dreams never lie. When he spots Caya at a public house, he knows instantly she is the woman in his dreams—his future wife. Though her brother had promised never to gamble again, he engages Declan in a card game—and the prize is the lovely Caya.

Caya Pendarvis has no time for childish things like dreams or fairy-tales or love. She’s the sacrificial lamb on her way to the far north of Scotland to wed a wealthy merchant in exchange for settling her brother’s gambling debts.

Winning at cards is one of the many things Declan Sinclair does well. Unfortunately, the ability to court a woman—a talent he lacks—is the only skill he desperately needs to win Caya’s heart.
Review

It's a great story, which starts with a dream and ends with it coming true. I quite enjoyed it, it's entertaining and thrilling. I loved the story as well as the characters. Also I thing the ending was just perfect.

Declan's dreams often come true. So when he dreams about his wife he just starts preparing to get married soon. Then quite by chance he met the woman of his dreams, however, things get complicated because of her brother and their circumstances but maybe things will work out for them.

Caya is tired of taking care of her brother so when a handsome Scot offers his help she is more than willing to take it. She will finally get a chance to have someone who takes care of her. Although, she does not trust him entirely but she is willing to bet on him.

I think this book is perfect for historical fiction lovers. It's well-written and keeps you intrigued.
P.S. I received a complementary copy of this book.

Review: When a Lady Desires a Wicked Lord (Her Majesty’s Most Secret Service #3) by Tara Kingston

Synopsis
Brilliant Egyptologist Alexandra Quinn is stunned when the man who’d shattered her young heart rescues her from an intruder at the last minute. Forced to work with the rakish Lord, they must identify a cunning murderer who’s left a blood-drenched trail from Cairo to London. Alex knows better than to trust Benedict, but the wicked promise in his kiss tempts her.

Benedict Weston, Viscount Marlsbrook, never wanted to be a hero. For years, he’s plundered antiquities in his quest to restore his family’s debt-ridden estate. Now, a killer has targeted the only woman he’s ever loved—the woman he craves with a soul-deep hunger. He’ll do whatever it takes to protect Alex—even from himself.
Review

This is such an interesting historical novel with touch of mystery and intrigue. I really enjoyed it. The story is about a mystical map that leads to hidden treasure. Someone is willing to kill a lot of people to get to that map and they won't stop until they find it. Consequently Miss Quinn is in grave danger, everyone thinks she has the map. She has no idea if she do indeed possess such a map or not but she must solve this riddle not only to save herself but also to find the killer. She is willing to work with Benedict to find out who murdered the Professor. Benedict is not someone she trusts completely, however, she knows that he would never knowingly hurt her.

Benedict is in London to protect Alex and to find the map. He has his own motives to unravel this mystery but one thing is for sure; he still cares for Alex and would do anything to protect her. Even if it meant putting himself in harm's way. They were once close friends and lovers, they can be again. Only if Alex forgives him and he is willing to open up to her. There are things about him that he doesn't want her to know. He wants her to trust her though. It's a very difficult situation for both of them. Whether they get their second chance or ruin everything good between them is yet to be seen...
It's well-written and all the characters are really great. I found this book quite entertaining and would recommend to all historical fiction fans. It was well worth the read.

P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Teaser Reveal: Clipped Wings by Betty Shreffler


COMING SOON!!! Clipped Wings by Betty Shreffler is releasing on April 27!!!
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Blurb
They call me the Devil’s assassin. It’s true. I have blood on my hands.
As the VP of the Serpents, my life is driven by loyalty, honor, brotherhood.
Until I see her.
Too young, too innocent. Mine to claim.
What I am, what I do, can never reach her. My dark secrets are scars I bear alone. 
I’m torn between my duties and the woman I’ll die to protect.
Until...they try to take what’s mine.

What reviewers are saying about Clipped Wings
“Absolutely loved this book, this is one of those 'read it all at once' books. You will definitely not be able to put it down... Betty you have penned a fantastic novel, this book is packed to the brim with danger, violence, and steaming red hot dirty filthy chemistry... everything I'm looking for in a book. I loved this so hard .... I didn't want it to end.” ~ Minxes Book Reviews


“OMG, Betty Shreffler has once again outdone herself. I fell in love with Dom from the beginning... This is a raw story full of emotions, strength, and trust. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for their next HOT MC Romance!” ~Goodreads Reviewer

“First of all, I love Dom! What an amazing character!... This book will definitely give you ALL the feels. It made me laugh, cry, and cheer. It is definitely HOT! And when it ended, I was ready to pick it up and read it again... I have to say, just when I think your stories can't get any better, you go and give us your next one! It is great to have an author with the talent to give us, the readers, something to love and remember. And you do that, time and again... I can't wait to see what you have in store for us next!” ~Goodreads Reviewer

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