Thursday, February 14, 2019

Release Day: GAME NIGHT by CASSIDY STORM

Release Date: February 14, 2019
Genre: F/F

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Game Night, the third book by Cassidy Storm is here! Check out what early reviews are saying:
“Holy tease Batman!!! Lol. I have read some hot stuff but this author can write some hot as CRAP stuff!! I mean I was so uncomfortable most of this book incredibly turned on. I am in love with her writing style so much that at any chance to read from her for my honest review I jump!I love how this book started off all shy and you weren’t sure of how things would progress and boy did I NOT see all that happening. I haven’t played poker before and I don’t even know how but even with my lack of knowledge I still could follow all the enticing things that played out. Alyssa made me fantasize with her and couldn’t help getting lost in thoughts with her. I had some moments when I got super upset with Casey but that was expected. I actually got upset with Mia also because I felt she was using Alyssa and I was having bad thoughts about how the whole thing could play out.Oh, what a tease that ending was but hot dang did I enjoy every moment of it!!!! Her writing gets better and better with each book she releases and this an amazing growth each time!! I’m excited to always wait patiently to see what this intoxicating author could have for us next!!! Thank you for this ride!!!!
”-Amy M. (Amy Loves Reading Book Blog)

♣ Synopsis

All bets are off . . .

Alyssa has crushed on her client, Mia, for months. So, when Mia invites Alyssa over for an all-girls’ “game night,” she’s all-in. But Alyssa quickly finds the stakes are much higher than she anticipated when she learns the name of the game is poker -- strip poker.

Alyssa must up her ante when she realizes she faces stiff competition -- and that there's much more to lose than clothing…

♥ Excerpt

So far, I was doing very well, having won several hands. My opponents took a few as well, with the exception of Willow who hadn’t mustered a single win. Her pile of chips quickly dwindled and disappeared. When it came time to ante, everyone looked at her.
“I… ran out,” she explained quietly.
Dallas spoke up, retrieving the box of unused poker chips. “Looks like you’ll need to buy some more. What are you offering?”
Willow bit her lip nervously. “Um… my… my sweater, I guess.”
“Fifty dollars?” Dallas counted out five stacks of the cute pink chips. I laughed at what was being suggested — until the mousy young woman actually began pulling the cashmere sweater over her head.
“What’s she doing?” I asked Dallas.
“Well, it is strip poker.”
I was dumbfounded. “Strip poker?”
“Yeah. You didn’t know?”
By now, Willow’s top was off, leaving her in a pink bra. Surprisingly, she’d been hiding a rather nice “pair” of her own beneath the preppy sweater. Although she certainly didn’t compare to Mia, Willow was definitely well-proportioned.
But I barely found myself able to ogle — I was still trying to wrap my brain around the sudden twist the game had taken.
“Your game night is strip poker?” Now I was asking Mia.
“Yeah. Did I forget to mention that earlier?” My crush had a wry little grin. “Is that a problem?”

♦ Meet the Author

A longtime reader of romance, erotica, sci-fi and horror, Cassidy Storm’s aspiration was to become an author herself. After working toward this goal for a few years, she made it official by releasing Girl Talk on Valentines Day 2018. She followed up with a lesbian BDSM erotic novella, Awakening. Her third book, Game Night, encompasses themes found in the first two books, including romance, #lesfic, BDSM and a generally fun, frisky adventure for the reader.

When she’s not writing, Cassidy roots for her favorite teams: the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Miami Marlins. She also enjoys playing board and card games--the real, physical ones. She also likes to cook, often prompted by seeing something delicious posted on social media. She’s deathly afraid of heights and won't go near the railing at the mall, but has actually jumped out of a perfectly good airplane. So go figure.

As always, Cassidy Storm looks forward to taking her readers on a journey!

♠ Social Media Links

Official Website http://www.cassidystorm.com
Reader Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cassidystorm/
Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorcassidystorm/
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Amazon: http://amazon.com/author/cassidystorm
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17654525.Cassidy_Storm
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cassidystorm

LIVE: LOCHLAN BROKEN DEEDS MC


Title: “Lochlan”
Series: Broken Deeds MC
Author: Esther E. Schmidt
Cover Design: Esther E. Schmidt
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Model: Nathan Van Dyken
Release Date: February 14, 2019
Torn by immense grief, Lochlan’s heart is closed and only functions to keep his body going. He simply can’t let anyone inside, especially not a particular redhead who is adding to his already tormented dreams.
An incident in the past gave Xena the zest for life, always living it to the max. A mindset not many people share. Feeling drawn to Lochlan, she’s aware there’s more to him than meets the eye.
Will Xena or Lochlan step up to explore their mutual awareness when an underlying connection is revealed? Can their budding relationship survive interference from Lochlan’s work or will it spiral into self-destruction when the tragic events of Lochlan’s past surface?
Each book in the Broken Deeds MC series is a complete standalone story featuring a new couple. The Broken Deeds MC series can be read together or separately. For a greater reading experience, recommended reading order:
#1 books2read.com/Deeds
#2 books2read.com/Broke
#3 books2read.com/Depay
#4 books2read.com/Unforgiving
#4.5 books2read.com/Chopper
#5 books2read.com/Lochlan






Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Review: Resurgent by Brynley Blake

Resurgent (Phoenix Rising Book 3)

Synopsis

Never Underestimate the Power of F*ck It
It’s the motto I live by, and it’s what made me the Navy SEAL I am today. I’ve learned the less you care, the better. But when I wake up in a hospital in India with no memory of the last few months, I’m at a loss. Everything points to me being involved with some dangerous people.
People who kidnapped my little sister’s best friend Charlotte—who’s haunted my dreams, and now is making my reality a living hell.
I can’t remember what I’ve supposedly done, or who’s trying to kill us. All I know is that I have to find Charlotte and get us both out of this mess alive.
Only I hadn’t counted on Charlotte having her own agenda...
Each book in the Phoenix Rising series is STANDALONE:
* Rogue
* Renegade
* Resurgent

Review

I loved it! It is such a well-written book and has some amazing characters. Charlotte is a control freak who has a ten years plan. Her life is going exactly the way she wants it to. Unlike her two best friends she isn't willing to take risks or fall in love. Men don't have a place in her perfectly planned out existence at least, not until she is ready. But that doesn't mean that she couldn't have a crush on her friend's brother. Liam is every woman's dream come true. The only problem is that just like her he is also not ready for a relationship. Then she is kidnapped and he is the only one who can save her.
I really enjoyed this adventurous read and I'd recommend it to all my friends who enjoy a good romance novel.

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Tour Stop + Giveaway: An Earl of Her Own by Heather Boyd


An Earl Of Her Own
Saints and Sinners series (Book 3)
By Heather Boyd
Heather is giving away a print edition of The Duke and I and A Gentleman’s Vow during the tour. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Remember there is a chance to enter everyday so be sure to follow the Blog Tour. You may find the tour schedule and locations here https://goo.gl/qw8v5J

About An Earl Of Her Own 

Marriage is about finding that special someone you want to annoy for the rest of your life! Rebecca Warner’s devotion to her family is the perfect distraction from the loneliness of widowhood. Not that she’d ever admit a need for someone special in her life after her husband’s betrayal. With the responsibility of arranging her sister’s wedding falling into her lap, Rebecca has no time for a certain maddening earl bent on seducing her—until he proves her most ardent ally. For Adam Croft, Earl of Rafferty, what began as an amusing pursuit—shocking Rebecca Warner—becomes something deeper when he recognizes how perfect a wife and mother she would make. Adam’s keenly aware of his loneliness…and that his habit to curb it with drink lost him Becca’s respect. He’ll happily change his ways to win her approval, but what more can he do to win her love?
Release Date: FEBRUARY 12, 2019
Length: approx. 300 pages
Heat: steamy regency romance
Digital ISBN: 978-1-925239-51-5
Print ISBN: 978-1-925239-52-2
ASIN: B07KGLD7RB
AppleBooks ID: 1437218392
Book Links:
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Excerpt

“You are hurt, worse than you want to say,” Rebecca Warner whispered. Her soft green eyes were filled with real concern, something Adam had never expected to see on her face.
“Well, that is disappointing.”
“Disappointing?” Rebecca immediately began searching through his hair for the wound, and he chose to imagine it a sensual caress until she spoke again. “You have a gash to your head that has bled. Dear God, you could have died.”
“Always looking on the bright side,” he murmured, and then noticed how close the lady was to his body. He inhaled slowly, delighted in this unexpectedly rare treat. Mrs. Warner had never been the friendliest sort. “You smell nice.”
“Really, Rafferty,” she chided. She suddenly slipped her hand inside his coat, rummaged in his pockets and began to dab at his head with the handkerchief she found there. “This is hardly the time to worry about my perfume.”
“As you say, I could have been killed. Seems like an appropriate time for noticing the little things in life that please me.” He felt pain and hissed. Eager for a distraction, he dropped his gaze to her shoulder—now bare of the shawl, which had fallen away unnoticed by the lady. The respectable garment Rebecca had worn to church, so stylish and modest, was less so now thanks to the accident. The struggle out of the carriage seemed to have ripped the seam apart, and her pale skin looked very soft and inviting. He curled his fingers into the skirt of her gown and held it. “Lovely.”
She drew back to peer into his eyes again, and then she glanced down at his fist. “What are you doing?” What was he doing? Adam had no idea, but he wasn’t of a mind to stop.
Saints and Sinners series:
Book 1: The Duke and I (Nicolas and Gillian) - https://amzn.to/2Thss0C
Book 2: A Gentleman’s Vow (Gideon and Jessica) - https://amzn.to/2Tc3kso
Book 3: An Earl of Her Own (Adam and Rebecca) - https://amzn.to/2G2HCmT
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About the Author

Determined to escape the Aussie sun on a scorching camping holiday, Heather picked up a pen and notebook from a corner store and started writing her very first novel—Chills. Eight years later, she is the author of over thirty romances and publisher of several anthologies too. Addicted to all things tech (never again will Heather write a novel longhand) and fascinated by English society of the early 1800’s, Heather spends her days getting her characters in and out of trouble and into bed together (if they make it that far). She lives on the edge of beautiful Lake Macquarie, Australia with her trio of mischievous rogues (husband and two sons) along with one rescued cat whose only interest in her career is that it provides him with food on demand. You can find details of Heather's work at www.heather-boyd.com
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Review: Sinner (A Deadly Seven Origins Novella) by Lana Pecherczyk

Sinner: A Deadly Seven Origins Novella

Synopsis

The selfie generation grew up.
And with them, the sin of greed exploded on an astronomical scale. Of course, where one went, the rest were sure to follow. Wrath, sloth, gluttony, pride, envy, lust… all climbed in severity until deadly sin consumed Cardinal City. Violence, murder, and mayhem were only the beginning. To save their city, top scientists created a band of brothers and sisters as deadly as the sins they were destined to fight. But before they were waging a war on crime, they were children born in a lab with no one to look out for them… except a deadly assassin pretending to be a nun and a tortured man running from his past.

Biolum Industries think Sister Mary Margaret is an innocent nun caring for children in their lab, but she has a dark secret: one that could destroy the world, or save it.
Flint Fydler wants the simple things in life, to do his job and to pay off his shameful debt. But no matter how hard he tries to ignore the secret project behind a guarded door at Biolum Industries, and the beautiful and fearless nun who works there, he can’t avoid the inevitable fact he is being lied to.
When Flint’s mission to reveal the truth uncovers more than he bargains for, Mary bribes him to help with her rescue mission. As their quest draws them closer together, Mary has no choice but to reveal her own deadly secret, and Flint must face the undeniable truth: paying his debt may have nothing to do with money, and everything to do with his heart.

If you're obsessed with superhero movies, but want more romance, then The Deadly Seven is for you. Featuring fated mates and a band of brothers and sisters, tortured alpha heroes, kick-ass heroines, vigilante justice and a steamy romance in each book. It's The Black-Dagger Brotherhood meets Batman.

Review

It's an amazing action packed story. I absolutely loved both Mary and Flint and I enjoyed their story. Seriously, I can't wait to read more.

Flint is a geek, he works with technology and can create pretty much everything. Mary is a nun and no one really knows what she does at the research center. Flint is an ordinary guy, just trying to make enough money so that he can right one of his wrongs. Mary is a woman on a mission, trying to save the world. Together, they make one hell of a team.

A very well-written, fast paced story that I enjoyed immensely. I am not even a superhero fan but I am so looking forward to this series. It is bound to be an interesting one. I enjoy the action aspect of the story but romance is the highlight. I really enjoyed the interactions between Flint and Mary. The chemistry between them is off the charts and they are absolutely perfect together.

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

Review: In the Dog House by Traci Hall

In the Dog House

Synopsis

Ten years ago, Jackson Hardy joined the Marines, leaving behind a woman he still dreams about. When he's called home to care for his ten-year-old nephew, no one is more shocked than he to run into Emma again. Or to still have those same feelings. But Jackson isn't looking for love, and neither is Emma, especially not with him. His precocious nephew, though, and a retriever named Bandit, are about to change that.

So what if Emma Mercer is an overachiever? She has plans to get her doctorate in psychology and create a no-kill shelter for the EST dogs she trains. Which leaves absolutely no time for romance. She's fine with a furry family—dogs don't teach you to love and then rip your heart to shreds. But young Matty's situation tugs at her heartstrings and there's no way she can't help him…and Jackson.

She may have hotter-than-ever chemistry with the soldier, but forgetting the past isn't easy.

Review



I enjoyed reading this sweet romantic story. Emma trains dogs to help people cope with their problems. Jackson is home on leave to take care of his nephew. When their paths meet sparks fly. It is clear that they still have the chemistry and are attracted to each other. Unfortunately, Jackson still plans to go back and Emma's life is in their home town. They just don't meant to be together. But that doesn't mean that they can't enjoy a good friendship and help one another while they can. It is obvious that Jackson is having problems because of his nightmares and worries about his sister and nephew. Emma is in the position to help him out only if he would accept her help and stop being so stubborn.
It is a very well written novel with some interesting characters. I quite enjoyed reading it and would recommend to all contemporary romance fans. And if you like dogs then you are definitely going to love it.
P.S. I received a complimetary copy of this book via NetGalley.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Review: The Standby Guy by Natasha Moore

The Standby Guy

Synopsis

For the last fifteen years, Katie Dixon has been focused on her responsibility as a single mother, raising her son and making ends meet. Now her son’s off to college, her photography business is stable, and she’s more than ready to embrace her “me time,” including a romantic fling or two. The only problem is that she hasn’t dated in years and needs a little help finding her confidence again.

Carter Colburn has been her next door neighbor and closest friend for years. So when he needs a date for a business dinner that could boost his law firm and help keep the family business on solid footing, she offers to pretend to be his girlfriend. He’s funny, sexy, and a confirmed bachelor—the perfect guy to help her find her mojo and nothing more.

But when local residents catch them sharing a tipsy kiss, the rumor mill goes wild. It's fun to pretend to be dating for a while. But when Carter starts to take the idea of settling down with his best friend seriously, Katie is terrified by the prospect of losing her precious "me time" all over again.

Review

It's a sweet best-friends-falling-in-love romance. I really enjoyed the story and the two main characters were amazing. I loved their friendship and I loved how they fell in love, slowly and then all at once...
Carter has never been in a serious relationship and that has given him a bad reputation in a small town of Lakeside, where everyone loves to gossip. Now that he is dating Katie everyone is talking about it. The two of them have been friends for many years now. Their houses are next to each other. And it is obvious that they are in love. Unfortunately, they haven't figured it out yet. Katie hasn't dated anyone since her husband died and she knows that Carter doesn't do serious relationships. But what they have is special and maybe one of them will have to take the first step... Because how do you know if something will work or not unless you try it, right?
I think it's a very well-written and quite romantic love story. I enjoyed it and think that it's a fun read, if you're looking for a heartwarming and lighthearted novel then this one is definitely for you.

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

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Cover Reveal: The Truth About Cowboys by Lisa Renee Jones


About The Truth About Cowboys

I had my life figured out.
Engaged to a successful man.
About to make partner at my firm.
Bought a high-rise apartment in downtown Denver.
And then, poof, it’s all gone. Now, like in some cheesy romantic comedy, my car has broken down in the pouring rain on my way to “find myself” in The Middle of Nowhere, Texas. Cue hot guy coming to my rescue and changing my tire. This is the part where we flirt and have a meet-cute, right? That’s how it works in romance novels, and I should know—after all, I’m coming to Texas to write my own cowboy romance. But nope. This sexy cowboy lights into me about not being prepared for the country roads and how inappropriate my high-heeled boots are.
Little did I know, Michael Montgomery would tilt my world into a new dimension with his sinful smirk and his bad attitude. Every time I turn around, he’s there to reluctantly save the day. And every time, I think there may be something to that spark we ignite. But there’s a reason the majority of country songs are about broken hearts. The closer I get to this man, the closer I get to learning the truth about cowboys. 


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Prize: $50 Sephora Gift Card


About Lisa Renee Jones


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara's character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy - a modern girl we all can identify with. In addition to the success of Lisa's INSIDE OUT series, Lisa has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa's other bestselling series include: DIRTY MONEY and WHITE LIES. She is presently working on her LILAH LOVE series to be published with Amazon Publishing/Montlake Romance. Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women's Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine. Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.