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Wednesday, 30 December 2015

COVER REVEAL - CRUEL INTENTIONS BY SCARLETT YORK

We're so thrilled to share the cover of Scarlett York's CRUEL INTENTIONS, which releases January 12th!

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Isn't it such a beautiful cover?

About CRUEL INTENTIONS

Love a rags-to-riches story? This is more like rags-to-bitches.
I was far from living the dream, but now I'm stuck in a nightmare. Torn from everything I knew, I'm trapped in a world full of lies, deceit.... And murder. And I'm right in the middle. Surrounded by fame, money, prestige and power, I'm drowning in betrayal and deception. And someone wants me dead. Just like my mother...

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ - FIRST TOUCH BY LAURELIN PAIGE


REEVE IS HERE!  
Meet Reeve & Emily in First Touch by Laurelin Paige! This highly
 anticipated release is NOW LIVE!  
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Blurb
When Emily Wayborn goes home to visit her mom while on hiatus from her hit TV show, she receives a voicemail from her former best friend, Amber. Though the two were once notorious party girls, they haven't spoken in years. Although the message might sound benign to anyone else, Amber uses a safe word that Emily recognizes, a word they always used to get out of sticky situations during their wild days. And what's more chilling than the voicemail: it turns out that Amber has gone missing.
Determined to track down her friend, Emily follows a chain of clues that lead her to the enigmatic billionaire Reeve Sallis, a hotelier known for his shady dealings and play boy reputation. Now, in order to find Amber, Emily must seduce Reeve to learn his secrets and discover the whereabouts of her friend. But as she finds herself more entangled with him, she finds she's drawn to Reeve for more than just his connection to Amber, despite her growing fear that he may be the enemy. When she's forced to choose where her loyalty lies, how will she decide between saving Amber and saving her heart?





About the Author:
Laurelin Paige is the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She's a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there's kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn't seem to complain, however. When she isn't reading or writing sexy stories, she's probably singing, watching Game of Thrones and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She's also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn't do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio. 


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RELEASE DAY BLITZ - WHO WE WERE BY KELLY ELLIOTT

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My Papai always said wine made everything better. Countless times he uttered those familiar words to me— “The Merlot will melt your problems away meu amor. With a good bottle of wine in your hand, you hold the magical key to anything you want.”
I believed my father whole heartily, until my world came crashing down on me at twenty-four years old.
It wasn’t going to take wine to help Brody and I find our way back to one another. It was going to take fighting … not only for our love—
But for my life.
     
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 Her eyes met mine, and I swear I’d never felt my stomach twist and turn like that. She was gorgeous. Dark brown hair pulled up neatly on her head, green eyes that danced with excitement, and skin that looked like it had been kissed by the sun. When I accidentally brushed my hand across her shoulder, my entire body caught fire. It only took me a few minutes to get myself back under control so I could speak to her, but the jerk sitting across from her started talking to her. “So, Brynlee, what are you getting your degree in?” he asked. Brynlee smiled politely, but I got the feeling she didn’t want to talk to him. “Business management.” Bingo. My cue. “Really? Same here,” I cut in as I turned to Brynlee. “Well, chemical engineering with a minor in business.” Brynlee turned and looked at me with the sweetest smile. I actually had to concentrate on breathing while I looked at those beautiful bee-stung lips. “Wow, that’s impressive. I wonder if we’ve had any classes together?” Hell no. I’d remember seeing this beautiful creature. “Must not have.” Keeping the grin on her face, she shrugged. “Well, some of those classes were huge. You could have been in the back or something.” I lifted my beer and took a drink as Brynlee’s eyes fell to my lips. Setting my beer back on the table, I gave her a panty-melting smile, ensuring to show my dimples. She seemed to like them. Her breath caught every time she looked at them. “I’m pretty damn sure I’d have noticed you if you were in any of my classes, Brynlee.”    
              
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Kelly Elliott is married to a wonderful Texas cowboy who has a knack for making her laugh almost daily and supports her crazy ideas and dreams for some unknown reason...he claims it's because he loves her! She’s also a mom to an amazing daughter who is constantly asking for something to eat while her fingers move like mad on her cell phone sending out what is sure to be another very important text message. In her spare time she loves to sit in her small corner overlooking the Texas hill country and write. One of her favorite things to do is go for hikes around her property with Gus....her chocolate lab and the other man in her life, and Rose, her golden retriever. When Kelly is not outside helping the hubby haul brush, move rocks or whatever fun chore he has in store for her that day, you’ll find her inside reading, writing or watching HGTV. 

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Tuesday, 29 December 2015

{{BOOK BLITZ}} SKIPPING STONES SERIES BY JASMINE LEE




Title: Skipping Stones Series (Book 1 & 2)
Series: Skipping Stones
Author: Jasmine Lee
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic
Release Date: Decemeber 8, 2015
Cover Design: Sheri McGathy
Models: Bri Jay, Eric Marshall and Erich Steele
Photographer: Tabitha Patterson
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Synopsis:
Emily (Book 1)

I thought I was in love, I thought I was happy, I thought everything was perfect.

But then I found out my husband of six years was having an affair. I knew it had to be a dream, but it wasn’t. So now I’m left at square one, only now I’m a single mom also.

Dating isn’t easy but it’s especially not easy for a single mom of twin boys, with a soon to be ex-husband who’s still around. I mean what else could happen?

Throw in a hot prison guard and my ex-husband the mechanic and you have a whole mess of problems, and its only Monday!

What am I supposed to do?




Unexpected (Book 2)

In Emily you got part of my story. But now in Unexpected you get the rest of it.

True, it doesn't go the way I planned and I don't end up with the man I had planned on. But then again, that's why they say to 'expect the unexpected.'

I have a choice to make...

Do I choose my past? Or do I choose a path that is uncertain?

Only time can tell in the end. I have to choose before feelings are hurt and it's too late, causing me to loose everything I hold dear.

Sincerely,
Emily

Readers 18+ Sexual Content, Language, Violence



About The Author:
Hey everyone, (Waves)
Well lets see, I could tell ya a grand story full of A-list celebrities but lets face it, that only happens in books. I'm married and have two kiddos a son who is a avid baseball player and a daughter who is very passionate about horses. I was born and raised in a small country town in Deep East Texas. Not playing the POP is like 300 people!! I love writing/reading and taking pictures. All 3 have been long time hobbies of mine.
J.L.


Review:
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

My overall rating of this series is 4 star, I would love to have giving it a 5 but the cheating element was just something that didn’t sit well with me. However the story was excellent I loved it.

Emily (book 1)

Emily’s marriage isn’t at its best if she is honest, there is a large divide between them but it’s only when she discovers her husbands affair that she realized just how bad things have got. Of all the thing to happen Emily never expected this!

With nothing else to do but leave she packs up her boys and their things and moves out. With things up in the air and not knowing where things went wrong or why, she has to re discover herself. This comes in the form of a one night stand…something that doesn’t sit well with her, next she tries to date her boss who turns out to be as much of a douch as her ex husband.

 Then comes Travis, her husband’s cousin and someone who has always carried a flame for her but sadly missed his chance all those years ago. There has always been a pull between them but now they are free agents they find themselves trying but at what cost. Then her ex Connor decides he has made a massive mistake and wants her back…what Next???

This book was full of drama and suspense. It is definitely an emotional mix bag I found myself laughing crying and screaming at the characters. I devoured this book within a couple of hours and was so glad book 2 was waiting on my kindle!!!


Unexpected (book 2)

Emily’s life is a mess and things get worse before they get better.

Stuck between 2 men, her past and her present but who will she choose for her future and forever?

With Emily’s ex Connor back on the scene and trying to win her back
Travis isn’t all that he seems and something isn’t right
A 3rd man is thrown into the mix!!!

This is a perfect ending to a great series. There are a lot of ups and down for all the characters, and I found myself screaming at them more than one. This book was an emotional rollercoaster that didn’t let up until the very last word.

WILL Emily finally get her HEA?????



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{{RELEASE BLITZ}} DIRTY PLEASURES BY MEGHAN MARCH


Dirty Pleasures by Meghan March
Book Two of The Dirty Billionaire Trilogy

Date of Publication: December 29, 2015

Dirty Pleasures

I did it. I married a billionaire.

My reasons are my own, but the last thing I expected was to feel owned.

I may have taken vows, but I'm still determined to be me.

Now his rules are taking over my world, but I'm not the kind of girl to just obey.

There's only one problem: I might actually be falling for him…

I have no idea how this marriage is going to go, but holding onto a piece of myself while succumbing to his dirty pleasures is shaping up to be the ride of a lifetime.

***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

I couldn’t wait for the second installment and it continued right from where #1 finished so I didn’t feel as if I had missed anything. Creighton was still a hot dominant alpha who made my hear skip beats and Holly is still feisty and definitely wont take no crap from anyone even her billionaire husband.

When Holly was left alone in the hotel room she ran when she thought Creighton had forgotten about her Tour. But all was not as it seemed yes he may have forgotten but it was not without reason. Creighton knows he messed up and he has to correct his wrong. The only way to do this is to go straight to her and make her realize he is worth fighting for.

With their marriage happening very quickly they are still strangers to one another but the one thing they do get right is the sex. Not only are they trying to lice as husband and wife, their life’s are very different from one another so they have to fit them together a way that will help them grow as a couple. When Creighton’s past comes back they are both left with questions that need answers and then there is the small matter of them actually starting to fall for one another….How will their story end???

There is no doubt they have chemistry…but do they have the determination and the want to be together? Just when I thought they were on the right track and finally starting to think as a couple IT happens and this has left me desperate for more!!!!!
Meghan March is the author of contemporary and erotic romance novels. Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

More from the Dirty Billionaire Trilogy!

Dirty Billionaire: Release Date 12/08/2015



I've got a big dick and an even bigger bank account. That's pretty much where my bio ends.


Honestly, I don't need to say anything else. I've just sold 99% of women on going home with me.

Do I sound like an asshole to you?

That's because I am.

And guess what? It works for me just fine.

Or at least it did.

Until I met her.

Books talk about sparks flying. Fuck that shit. With her, it was like emergency flares mixed with jet fuel. Or maybe just straight up napalm.

Only one problem.

She wouldn't tell me her name or her number when she disappeared from the hotel room after the hottest fucking night of my life.

Now I've had a taste of unicorn pussy–the sweetest, rarest of all pussy–and I need it again.

So what's an asshole to do?

I took this problem to the street. A missed connection gone viral.

And when I find her? I'm keeping her.

Dirty Together: Release Date 01/12/2015



My wife.


I love saying those words.

She's mine, and if she thinks I'm going to let her run without tracking her down and bringing her back to where she belongs–with me–then she's about to be introduced to a new reality.

Because I'll fight dirty to give her the happily ever after she deserves.

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{{REVIEW}} CRAVING YOU BY ASHLEY CHRISTIN


Kelsey 

Being around Parker Taylor is like walking a tightrope; the feelings of lust and hate come with the sway of my emotions. One foot in front of the other keeps my life balanced until he causes my steps to falter. One day, I hate his perfect self, and the next, I want to have his babies. He’s a bad habit I can’t allow myself to become addicted to … 

Parker 

Being around Kelsey Whitten makes my blood rush and not only south. One minute, I’m pushing her up on the bathroom counter, and the next, she’s cussing at me from those sweet lips of hers. One taste from her smart mouth and I'm sign-me-up-for-a-twelve-step-program addicted. She’s habit-forming and that doesn’t work for me …


***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

 I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book and read about Parker…..and Boy I wasn’t disappointed. Parker is seriously hot and his and Kelsey’s story had me hooked. They are one hot couple in the making and their journey is not for the faint hearted, It’s full of drama, banter, misunderstanding and HOT sex/ making out scenes.

Neither of these two wants a relationship. Kelsey hasn’t had the perfect upbringing her mother has been married numerous times, so to her marriage is something she will never participate in. She also lives with the secrets of her past and lives with a constant reminder of the pain.

Parker is hiding his own secrets that he has carried around since his mother’s death and he is a player. After the sham of his mother and Fathers marriage he knows it not for him.

When Parker and Kelsey meet there is an obvious attraction that leads to a couple of hot passionate nights together and nothing more…. But they soon become one another’s addiction and the cravings are through the roof. With them soon ending up living together thing definitely get harder for them to stay apart.

Kelsey knows true Love doesn’t exist and her walls are built high and strong for her to protect herself. Parker wants Kelsey like he wants no other and he will do anything in his power to make her his.

Will this couple ever really catch a break, just as they take 1 step forward they always seem to take 3 steps back?





Ashley Christin lives in North Dallas with her long-term boyfriend and their lab, Sadie. When she isn’t in scrubs making cute kids cry, you can find her typing away on her computer while Sadie whines every thirty minutes. Ashley worked as a Cosmetologist for several years, but was soon called into Nursing and from there, writing. 
“If it’s not fun, I’m not doing it.” That’s what Ashley says majority of the time. She lives for fun and loves making people laugh. Laughter is the best medicine, after all. 



{{REVIEW TOUR}} RAVEL BY SHARI J.RYAN

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Title: Ravel
Author: Shari J. Ryan
Genre: Military Romance
 Release Date: November 12, 2015

At twenty-three, I’m left with a decision. The outcome could be life or death.Trent hit me once, and I cried. Then he hit me again. And again. After a while, I got used to it, as I slept on the floor beside his bed, night after night.
Everyone told me to leave him, but I can't. He won't let me.
The moment I wanted to give up on myself and any form of hope, Kemper—a tall, sexy Marine just home from Afghanistan walked into my bar. With one look in his eyes, I saw pain that mirrored my own.
At first, I thought maybe he would be my prince charming, riding in to save me, but all it took was one tragedy for me to remember…fairy tales don’t exist in real life.
*The content in this book discusses domestic violence and is suitable for readers over 18*

AMAZON US / UK / AU / CA


“That’s twice in one day I’ve had to save you,” Kemper says, his soft voice soothing my nerves as he presses a cool compress against my forehead. His other hand is cupped around my cheek. No one has ever cared enough to save me. Kemper’s face is inches from mine and I can smell the cool mint on his breath from the gum he’s been chewing.
“I guess so,” I mutter, falling a little deeper into his gaze.
His thumb runs down the length of my nose, and while most of me is feeling pain, that sensation still drives quivers through my body. “Does that hurt?” he asks.
I shake my head, “Not too much,” I say, noticing a slight ache in my neck.
His thumb moves over to my right cheekbone and he presses gently. “How about that?” All I feel is the warmth from his skin. I shake my head again. He does the same for my left cheekbone. This time I wince. It hurts. I clench my eyes and I hear him yell to someone to grab ice. “Is this the first time he’s hit you?” Kemper’s brows are bowed toward his nose while his thumb continues to trace small circles around my cheek. I’d rather lean into his hand than respond.
In truth, I just don’t want to answer him, but he’s still staring at me, waiting for a response. I look down, away from his gaze. The ache in my chest, mixed with feeling like a weak woman, makes me want to cry, but I won’t cry in front of all these people. His finger curls under my chin and he tilts my face back up to look at him. His eyes are kind and caring, yet pained at the same time. The light is hitting them at the perfect angle, giving them the slightest shimmer in the center of each pupil. Then there are his lips—I can’t stop looking at those either. They’re full and capable. They look like they have the ability to kiss in a way I’ve definitely never been kissed. I want to touch his lips, but I belong to Trent—the asshole that just hit me.
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

This book was a heartbreaking story. I was an emotional wreck throughout this book during the good times and the bad. I cried for the characters but most of all I read this book full of hope…HOPE that everything would right itself and they would all get what they deserved weather good or bad.

Daphne met Trent and their relationship progressed into something that nightmare are made of. Trent was the perfect guy at the beginning but soon he showed his true colors. Daphne was subjected to physical, mental and emotional abuse but she was never strong enough to leave Trent had belittled her so much she didn’t believe someone would or could ever love her the way she hoped.

Kemper is a Marine and he is back from his last Tour. Sitting n a bar full of other Marines Kemper is unable to join in with their upbeat happiness when he is missing his best friend who sadly lost his life at war.

Daphne is tending the bar herself and its manic, after a brief yet touching moment with Kemper she finds him behind the bar helping her out. They soon strike up a friendship that helps each other in more ways than one.

Lines are soon blurred and secrets and truths are revealed. Feelings come into play and the past rears its ugly head but can these two broken souls mend each other so they can get the HEA they deserve or will their lives continue to crumble around them?



International Bestselling Author, Shari J. Ryan, hails from Central Massachusetts where she lives with her husband and two lively little boys. Shari has always had an active imagination and enjoys losing herself in the fictional worlds she creates.

When Shari isn’t writing or designing book covers, she can usually be found cleaning toys up off the floor.
To learn more, visit her at: www.sharijryan.com.