Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Book Tour for Forever Starts Tonight by Roni Loren (Review & GIVEAWAY)


As a big fan of Roni Loren's I've enjoyed every book in her Loving On the Edge series.  With Melt Into You she introduced us to a memorable trio who went through the emotional wringer to craft their unique relationship, but with Forever Starts Tonight we get their definitive HEA.  Keep reading to get a glimpse of this book, along with my impressions of it, and learn even more by visiting the other blogs hosting this tour.  Make sure to fill out the form for the chance to win a $50 BN GC too!

The wait is over. They fell in love in Melt Into You, but that was only the beginning. Now New York Times bestselling author Roni Loren dials up the passion as three lovers reinvent the meaning of togetherness and find out if love is truly enough…
Two dominant men, one beautiful woman. Jace Austin knows he doesn’t have what you’d call a conventional relationship with Evan and Andre, but it works. Boy, does it work—until Evan starts acting strangely and Andre’s ex-fiancée pops back into his life, unbalancing a perfectly happy threesome. Jace is forced to face the unthinkable: that the two people he cares most about in this world are in danger of slipping away from him.
So Jace plans a surprise getaway to a secluded mountain cabin for the three of them. And he knows exactly what he needs to do: give both his lovers a fantasy week they’ll never forget. And the possibilities for pleasure are endless. But when they get snowed in and the heat between them reaches a fever pitch, secrets come out. And Evan has one that could change all their lives forever.

EXCERPT:

Evan pulled her robe around her, rubbing the chill from her arms, and walked to the kitchen, hoping to God that they had antacids tucked away somewhere. But when she stepped through the doorway, she froze in place at the sight before her. Jace was leaning back against the counter, shaggy blond hair in his eyes, pants around his ankles, and Andre was kneeling in front of him, sucking him off and stroking him with his fingers.
The sight took the wind right out of her, and she put her hand to the doorframe, steadying herself. Holy hell, were they a picture. She’d lived with these two for almost a year and the sight of them could still take her breath away. Jace with that long, lean swimmer’s body, his tattooed arms straining with the effort of staving off the release Andre was surely about to give him. And Andre with his dark hair, caramel-colored skin, and soulful eyes, somehow looking more alpha than most of the male population even when on his knees for another guy. They were beautiful together.
And maybe she should care that they were doing this without her, but somehow that jealousy never seemed to take hold of her. She knew how long it had taken these two to admit their feelings for each other, knew how deep their love and respect for each other ran. So beyond the mind-melting desire that always went through her when she saw these two get naked together, all she felt was happiness for them and a thrill that she got to be part of this. That they were hers.
Normally, she’d make her presence known because, without a doubt, they would draw her into the tableau. In thirty seconds, she’d be flat on her back on that island with both of them lavishing her with erotic attention. But she was still feeling off and didn’t think she could handle them at the moment. That did not mean, however, that she wasn’t going to take advantage of the moment and watch.
That chill she’d been fighting off on the walk to the kitchen had definitely disappeared, and her body was growing very aware, very quickly. She tried to ease back into the shadows of the living room so she wouldn’t inadvertently interrupt, but Andre’s eyes must’ve caught movement. His gaze swung her way and his eyebrow lifted—an invitation.

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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

After their hard-won journey to HEA there was always the sense that there was more to see with Jace, Evan, and Andre's relationship.  One always wonders if a triad relationship would really work and with this story readers see the reality.  Big life events are discussed, feelings of jealousy dealt with, and the rearranging of dreams to fit their new reality are all handled in a mature way that brings this trio even closer together.

Each member of this triad is strong-willed with personalities that are unique with each bringing something special to their relationship.  Jace is a caring but carefree man who enjoys dominating his mates.  He knows just how far to push to get to the truth and won't tolerate lies between them.  He's the one who notices when his mates are stressed and finds sexy ways to relax them.  Evan is equally strong-willed and is one lucky girl to be the center of both men's attentions.  Her fears of pregnancy, and the harsh realities of it, drive this story and bring out surprisingly sentimental sides to each of them.  Andre is strong and soft-spoken and though he's a switch he never wants his sub side to be seen as a weakness.  He's a strong and steady presence and sweet with his caretaking nature and the perfect companion to the bold and larger than life Jace.

On a weekend away from all the fears piling up on them they discover more than they ever knew about each other.  Their pasts ultimately come back, not to haunt them, but to make their commitment even stronger.  Along with these emotional moments of enlightenment comes numerous steamy encounters of varying degrees of intensity and ranging from a ménage to m/m couplings.  These scenes are nicely balanced with the emotional moments to make this an engaging and compelling addition to the Loving On the Edge series.  Ms. Loren once again proves her talent and the delightful decadence this series offers and I highly recommend this series to fans of erotica.

My rating for this is an A.

*I got this book from NetGalley for review in exchange for my honest opinion.

AUTHOR INFO:

Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son. 
If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that's it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Book Tour for Morningstar by Robyn Bachar (Review & GIVEAWAY)


As a fan of the sci-fi genre I'm thrilled to have Robyn Bachar making a return appearance today.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of her newest release Morningstar, an erotic ménage set amidst a war in outer space.  You'll learn even more through my impressions of this book as well as by visiting the other blogs hosting this tour.  Make sure to fill out the form for the chance to win a $25 Amazon GC too!

Desire is an addiction that could destroy them all.
The second son.
Lieutenant Commander Jace Harrow is the second son of House Morningstar—the spare, not the heir. Armored with an arrogant mask, Jace keeps the world at arm’s length to protect those around him from becoming targets for his bloodthirsty brother.
The broken sword.
Lieutenant Bryn Viera was a shadow sword and a decorated officer, dedicated to protecting her people. But for the past five years she has lived as a slave and has the scars to prove it. Bryn vowed to escape or die trying—until she met Sabine.
The slave.
Born into slavery, Sabine never expected to fall in love. Her feelings for Bryn sparked her desire for a new life, but now Sabine is in phase, consumed by the need to mate with a male. Her dream of freedom with Bryn is on the brink of destruction, for to deny the phase means death.
Thrown together by the unforgiving demands of the phase, they must unite to save Cyprena’s people from a deadly new bioweapon—or be destroyed by the scars of their pasts.

EXCERPT:

“My sister, Andelynn, is an aleithir,” Jace said. “Until now, she was the only one I had met.”
“I’ve never met another one.” Sabine looked away. “Bryn is the only person I’ve ever told about it. I knew that it was different, and different is bad when you’re a slave. You want to be forgettable. Invisible.”
“I’m sorry, Sabine. I hope that you’ll be happy with me. At least you’ll have no doubts of my sincerity.”
Sabine nodded. Jace was being honest, she had no doubt of that. She glanced back and met his gaze—he had pale eyes, quite different from Bryn’s vibrant teal stare. His ramrod straight posture and the haughty tilt of his head showed calm command, but beneath that, Sabine sensed turmoil. Fear of rejection, and an underlying loneliness.
“You don’t know, do you?” she asked.
“Hmm?”
“You don’t know what would make you happy. Have you never been happy?”
“I was content.”
“That’s not the same thing,” Sabine insisted. “And it’s not enough. I was content for a long time, or at least I thought I was. Slaves live day-to-day. You don’t think of where you’ll be in a year, or ten years, because it’s likely to be the same place you are today.”
“What changed?”
“I met Bryn, and I learned that things could be different.”
“I see.” He considered her words for a moment, and then smirked. “It would make me happy if you ate something.”
Sabine giggled, and then stole a bite from his plate. She returned to the desk and stared down at her own food, suppressing a grimace. Food next, then inevitably more phase-frenzied sex, but then she would ponder this more—the unhappy Second Son of House Morningstar, her new mate. Jace wanted her—both of them—to be happy. Perhaps they could help him find happiness in return.

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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

After reading the previous book in the Cy'ren Rising series, Nightfall, I was left greatly anticipating this next installment and my anticipation was richly rewarded.  From its exciting outer space battles that left you on the edge of your seat and your pulse pounding, to the political intrigue tearing families apart, this story moved at a quick yet immensely satisfying pace.  Throw in lots of super steamy sexual interludes between an intriguing trio of emotionally battered individuals and you end up with a decadently delightful sci-fi feast for the imagination.

Jace is the second son in House Morningstar and as such is arrogant, commanding, and used to the finer things in life.  His home life isn't perfect though as his brother is obsessed with inheriting their family's wealth which has put Jace's life in constant jeopardy as well as anyone he cares about.  Fear has kept him alone and refraining from claiming a mate.  When his current mission leads to the rescue of numerous sex slaves though his life completely changes as the powerful pheromones of his people has him desperate to claim the delicate and bruised Sabine along with her fiercely loyal lover Bryn.  In an unexpected twist for his House he claims both of them which leads to danger as their pasts come to light and as the deceit of House Nightfall continues to be discovered.  It also leads to a triad based on love, respect, unquestionable loyalty, and LOTS of scorching interludes.  Jace is a loyal man who's saved himself for the right woman.  It's a wonderful facet to his character and made him even more endearing.  He was very serious-minded early on but Bryn and Sabine brought out a playful side that made their encounters even more satisfying.

Bryn was once a shadow sword, a powerful warrior fighting alongside other soldiers when she was made a slave.  Her rebelliousness led to numerous beatings with the scars still apparent.  She was also sterilized which is the cruelest thing that can be done as their species is heading towards extinction.  She braved all of it with strength and with her love for Sabine.  Bryn is someone that loves to take care of others and having Sabine kept her going and fighting for their freedom.  She sees Jace as a threat at first but their love for Sabine binds them and their mutual admiration for each other has their connection deepening even further.  Jace sees her as an equal when it comes to fighting and he trusts her to keep Sabine safe from any threats from his brother which allows him to finally accept happiness.  Bryn is a remarkable heroine who fights tooth and nail for those she loves.  She's been through so many physical and emotional beatings but never weakened, she kept protecting others like the true warrior she honed herself into being.

Sabine is not as compelling as her mates as she's quieter and weaker through the circumstances of her life.  She's always been a slave and is unaccustomed to fighting for what she wants.  She counts on Bryn and Jace for her happiness and her safety.  When it comes to sexual appetites though her being in phase leaves her insatiable and jumping Jace and Bryn whenever possible.  For her species being in phase is their time to conceive and find a mate and gives us our first glimpse of Jace losing control over his tightly-wound nature which promises a future full of sex and unexpected changes.  Sabine is sweet with a sensual and playful side who brings calm to both her mates from a world full of chaos.  Once her past comes to light though the ramifications promise to be intriguing and will greatly influence what comes next.

This was an exhilarating story that kept me fully immersed in the twists and turns of political intrigue and the battle waging between the haves and the have-nots.  The deceit from House Nightfall continues to keep everyone on edge and battling to discover the truth before a bioweapon is unleashed.  The action is fast paced in a sci-fi world vividly depicted to keep readers fully immersed in the battles in both outer space and at home.  The main characters along with the secondary ones are memorable with unique personalities with pasts that have you rooting for them to finally find their HEA.  This was a wonderful addition to the series that can be read on its own, but with such talented storytelling each book isn't to be missed and I'm again left greatly anticipating the next installment.

My rating for this is an A.

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.

AUTHOR INFO:

Robyn Bachar enjoys writing stories with soul mates, swords, spaceships, vampires, and gratuitous violence against the kitchen sink. Her paranormal romance Bad Witch series, historical paranormal romance series Bad Witch: The Emily Chronicles, and spicy space opera romance trilogy Cy’ren Rising are available from Samhain Publishing. Her books have finaled in PRISM Contest for Published Authors, the Passionate Plume Contest, and twice in the EPIC eBook Awards.
As a gamer, Robyn has spent many hours rolling dice, playing rock-paper-scissors, and slaying creatures in mmorpgs.

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Book Release Blast for An American Duchess by Sharon Page

Fans of the historical genre will be thrilled by today's release of An American Duchess by Sharon Page.  Keep reading to get a glimpse of this intriguing and emotionally compelling read and then add it to your bookshelf.......

Set on a crumbling English manor estate during the height of the Roaring Twenties, an American duchess must decide how much she's willing to risk for the life she truly desires…
It's 1922, and New York heiress Zoe Gifford longs for the freedoms promised by the Jazz Age. Headstrong and brazen, but bound by her father's will to marry before she can access his fortune, Zoe arranges for a brief marriage to Sebastian Hazelton, whose aristocratic British family sorely needs a benefactor.
Once in England, her foolproof plan to wed, inherit and divorce proves more complicated than Zoe had anticipated. Nigel Hazelton, Duke of Langford and Sebastian's older brother, is as austere and imposing as the family's ancestral estate. Still reeling from the Great War, Nigel is now staging a one-man battle against a rapidly changing world—and the outspoken Zoe represents everything he's fighting against.
When circumstances compel Zoe to marry Nigel rather than Sebastian, their heated quarrelling begets passion of another sort. But with Nigel unwilling to change with the times, will Zoe be forced to choose between her husband and her dreams?


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AUTHOR INFO:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Sharon Page sold her first book, an erotic romance novel A GENTLEMAN SEDUCED, in 2004. Since then, she has published more than 20 novels and novellas, both traditionally through NY publishers (Kensington, Random House, Harlequin), and on her own through self-publishing.
Sharon writes:
Historical romantic women’s fiction (AN AMERICAN DUCHESS)
Erotic historical romance (SIN, DEEPLY IN YOU)
Erotic paranormal romance (BLOOD RED, BLOOD CURSE)
Sensual historical romance (THE CLUB, ENGAGED IN SIN)
New adult contemporary erotic romance (The Yardley College Chronicles series).
Sharon’s books have won many awards including two RT Book Reviews
Reviewers Choice Awards, two National Readers’ Choice Awards, the Colorado Award of Romance, and the Golden Quill. Sharon was nominated by RT Book Reviews in 2013 for Career Achievement in Erotic Romance.
She graduated with a degree in Industrial Design (School of Engineering) and worked for years in the structural engineering field. Married, with two children, Sharon now writes almost full time.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Book Spotlight for Mustang Maddy by Kacey Hammell

Those looking for a short yet super steamy read will get just that with the erotic short story, Mustang Maddy by Kacey Hammell.  Keep reading to get a glimpse of this second installment in the Revved & Ready series and then add it to your bookshelf.....

Grey Burkhardt is an expert at a lot of things—including keeping his feelings for Madison Evans in check. Sexy as sin and sweet as honey, she's always revved his engine. But she's his next door neighbor. No way is he going to muck up friendly neighborhood relations just to satisfy the heat simmering between them.
Madison has never seen anything sexier than the tricked out GT Mustang Grey has been keeping under wraps—other than the glint of danger and intrigue in his eyes when he offers her a ride. Now is her chance to act on the deep passion she’s harbored for him because this might be her one shot at taking control.

EXCERPT:

He cleared his throat and stepped closer. “You know, Mads, watching you fawn over my car, stroking her, makes me hot. I can hear every breath you take and sigh you release over her. It’s sexy as hell.”
She stood still as he moved in even closer, wedging her between him and the rear window. Thoughts of getting in the car fled as her heart raced. The hunger in his eyes called to her, her body craved it, wanted it.
She couldn’t deny herself any longer.
Leaning back against the car, she smirked. “I like appreciating great things. And to be honest, Mustangs turn me on. A lot.”
They said confession was good for the soul. Maddy was certain she’d just cleansed hers and there would be no going back.
Her palms flattened on the doors behind her. “The feel of the metal, and the pulse that emanates off the surface even when they’re not running…mmm. Everything in me comes alive whenever I see these muscled beauties.”
Grey lifted his arms, bracketing her in. “You’re one of the hottest chicks I know. No other woman has ever turned me on so much by talking about cars. You know, I’ve watched you—in a non-stalker way of course—for a long time now.”
Thrilled, Maddy’s heart skipped a beat. “What are you going to do with me now that I’m here?” What possessed her to ask, she had no idea, but the need and the desire in his gaze, aimed at her, called to all her sexual instincts. There was no way she could walk away now.
He aligned his body with hers, his eyes hooded as he gazed down at her. She surrendered to the headiness of this man, the pulsing rhythms of her body and waited with bated breath.
“I’m going to taste you...” Grey tilted his head to the side. All she could do wasstare at his lips as they came closer. “...in any sexy spot you’ll let me.”
His mouth met hers. Maddy opened to him like a budding flower. Claimed.Possessed. Riotous emotions swirled through her and her mind cleared. This. This type of hunger and excitement she’d been missing with any other man was all she desired. Intense, seductive and thirst to let go and give into the headiest of sexuality.
He eased his tongue into her mouth, gliding along hers, exploring, tasting...Maddy never wanted to break free.
A low moan escaped the back of her throat. She encircled his shoulders, arms pulling him in to stand between her legs.
His hardness behind his shorts pressed against her. Gasping, she broke free from his mouth and laid her head back on the car. He kissed his way down her throat. Her pussy throbbed. Her juices flooded her panties. A shiver raced down her spine. Her fingers clenching against his pecs, Maddy trembled as the exquisite tortures of his lips worshipped her, and his hips rolled his cock against her. His teeth grazed her skin along her shoulders. She widened her stance. Grey moaned as he pushed into her, harder and more aggressive.
Laying his forehead on her shoulder, he breathed deep. “Damn you’re intoxicating.”
Maddy palmed the back of his head, holding him in place as his hips still moved and let sweet agony build. The friction of her panties and shorts against her clit were spectacular. But she needed more.

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AUTHOR INFO:

Canadian author, Kacey Hammell is definitely a book-a-holic, who began reading romances at a young age and became easily addicted.  These days, as a multi-published erotic romance author, she enjoys adding a lot of heat, sass and emotion to the Contemporary Romances she writes.
Mom of three, Kacey has made certain each of her children know the value of the written word and the adventures they could escape on by becoming book-a-holics in their own right. She lives her own happily ever after with her perfect hero in Ontario, Canada, and is a true romantic at heart.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Book Tour for Lover Claimed by A.M. Griffin (Review & GIVEAWAY)


Those who like their suspense with a bit of paranormal and steam will enjoy the thrill ride that Lover Claimed by A.M. Griffin, the second installment in the Dark Wolf Enterprises series, offers readers.  Keep reading to get a glimpse of this fast-paced story, along with my impressions of it, and then fill out the form below for the chance to win a $15 and a $10 Amazon GC too!

When Meisha comes home and finds a strange man in her kitchen, she does what any sensible person would do. She beats the crap out of him first, then asks questions after. When he explains her best friend is in mortal danger, Meisha knows the whole mess—including a recent murder and the threats on her friend’s life—may be her fault, and she’s determined to get to the bottom of it. And no sexy stranger is going to stop her.
Lajos Farkas isn’t expecting to meet a spitfire, martial artist when he’s on a mission to figure out who’s stealing from Dark Wolf Enterprises, and he certainly doesn’t expect her to insist on butting in on his investigation. But getting rid of Meisha is seemingly impossible, and when his wolf decides she’s his life-mate, suddenly he realizes he’ll do anything to keep her close and grow old with her.
If they can just stay alive long enough to make that possible.

EXCERPT:

She looked down at the dog, dead at her feet, and frowned.
What kind of dog is this?
He was black and big…no, huge. He was some kind of Husky for sure. A big Husky. She and Lajos were going to have a hard time trying to move this thing’s body. Leaving it in the hall wasn’t an option. She couldn’t risk someone spotting a dead dog in an office building. That would be enough to start another investigation and she really didn’t need the cops coming backto dust for prints again. While she was smart enough to wear gloves, Lajos was not. His prints would be all over the place.
She cursed him under her breath.
She peered at the dog again.
Something was different. Was it changing? She swore it had longer and thicker hair. Now she could see the skin underneath. And the face. The snout wasn’t long anymore. It looked…almost human.
She stood and watched, dumbfounded, as the dog…changed. Her mouth went dry. Her heart slammed against her ribs and her breaths became uncontrolled.
The dog turned into a human.
The guy who’d been chasing her lay on his side, naked. It was Fedir. His throat gaped and he had a hole in his chest.
“Wh-what are you?” she whispered.
Her hands began to shake. The knives almost slipped from her grip. Heat swept across her body.
“Meisha!”
Lajos’ voice was distant and urgent, but she couldn’t pull her eyes from the anomaly at her feet.
How is this possible?
In the back of her mind she could hear Lajos walking toward her.
“I-I killed a dog,” she kept repeating, trying to convince her mind that the dead man at her feet was some kind of trick.
“You killed a wolf.”
She looked up to find Lajos next to her. He put a hand on hers, pushing the knife that she held down to her side. She let him do the same to the other.
“A wolf?” she asked, confusion overtaking her brain. She looked back down at the man. “But…”
Lajos took a deep breath. “He was a wolf shifter.”
Wolf shifter?
Her head began to swim, making her dizzy. This type of thing doesn’t happen in real life.
“We need to get rid of the body,” he said.
“I-I don’t believe you.” She looked up at him. “W-Where is his friend?”
“He jumped from the office window. I wanted to go after him, but I couldn’t leave you here withFedir. I didn’t want you to get hurt.”
She indicated with her hand at Fedir. “Is his friend one of these too?”
“Yes.”
“Oh my God, the Yaruzi sent freaks after us,” she whispered.
He brushed past her. “They aren’t freaks.” He stepped over the dead man and crouched behind him.
She stared down at Fedir. Her and her family could get away from the Yaruzi—she’d trained most of her life in tactics geared toward escaping them—but this… She shook her head in disbelief. How would they escape from people like Fedir?
“He changed from a man to a wolf and back to a man again,” Meisha said, her voice sounded distant. “H-How was he—it able to do that?”
“He isn’t a freak and he’s not an ‘it’. He’s a shifter, particularly a wolf shifter.”
“I d-don’t believe you. W-why would I believe something as crazy at that?”
He leaned over and sniffed the guy’s hair. “Because I’m one too.”

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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

Those who read and enjoyed Dark Wolf Enterprises will find much of the same here as the hero, Lajos, is the brother of that book's hero.  The action here takes place alongside that story's timeline and is equally exciting, action-packed, and sensual.  With two strong-willed and independent-minded main characters it's a rocky road to HEA though as both battle continually against what their hearts and minds want.

Lajos isn't expecting to be roughed up by a girl while helping his brother's mate but it's an unexpected first meeting that sets the tone for the burgeoning relationship between him and Meisha.  Lajos isn't looking for love but is inexplicably drawn to her and desperate to keep her safe as she continually runs head-on into danger as she wants to be a part of seeing justice done.  As a shifter though his mating instincts soon kick in and their fling is no longer enough but to fully claim her he must save her from herself as well as the bad guys.  Lajos is a sexy man who exudes confidence.  He's comfortable being on his own but enjoys the merry chase Meisha leads him on even as it exasperates him.  The mating process is intriguing too with a bit of a twist from what I've read before.

Meisha is a likable heroine, strong-willed and immensely independent.  She's more than capable of taking care of herself and knowing her friend is in danger, as well as herself, puts herself in jeopardy time and again.  Trying to keep her safe is the sexy Lajos who she's attracted to but doesn't want a relationship with.  Their verbal battle of wills and sensual back and forth banter soon leads to a relationship that takes an unexpected turn that will change her life completely and introduces her to a world she could only dream about.  Meisha gives as good as she gets and her verbal sparring with Lajos is exhilarating and sexy to see.  They're a perfect match with a journey to HEA that was rocky but full of sexiness.  Her introduction and reaction to the world of shifters was believable and added to an already rocky relationship but it ultimately made their connection stronger.

This was an exciting and sensual addition to the Dark Wolf Enterprises series that can be read as a stand-alone but will be a richer and more satisfying experience having read the first book.  The characters are strong-willed and immensely likable, though I wish Meisha would've looked before she leaped more often.  The story is fast-paced with exciting twists and turns with a romance that is super sexy.  Fans of shifter romances will find some of the elements familiar but with a bit of a twist too.  Overall it's a satisfying and suspenseful romance and a welcome addition to the paranormal genre.

My rating for this is a B+

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.

PREVIOUS BOOK IN THE SERIES.......

DARK WOLF ENTERPRISES
Murder, mayhem and imprinting with a hot wolf shifter… And they say being an accountant is boring.
The big break Trudi Hollander’s small accounting firm needs has finally arrived, but unfortunately it comes with murder, mayhem and Kristof Farkas, a man she just can’t seem to resist. Even worse, Kristof is the CFO of Dark Wolf Enterprises—the one person who can pull the plug on the job that will take her company to the next level.
And then there are the assassins who can jump from three stories up and still be able to run away…
Kristof has no intention of giving in to his inner wolf and claiming Trudi. She’s human. Too fragile to withstand being a shifter’s mate. But the need to protect her is stronger than his resolve, and his desire is more powerful yet. He’ll fight with everything he has to keep her safe, both from those who would hurt her, and from himself.

***This book can be found in the Brought To His Knees boxed set.***

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A. M. Griffin is a wife who rarely cooks, mother of three, dog owner (and sometimes dog owned), a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She’s a hard worker whose two favorite outlets are reading and writing. She enjoys reading everything from mystery novels to historical romances and of course fantasy romance. She is a believer in the unbelievable, open to all possibilities from mermaids in our oceans and seas, angels in the skies and intelligent life forms in distant galaxies.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Book Spotlight for Seduced by the Daredevil by Jorja Lovett

I love discovering new-to-me authors and today the book I'm introducing you to tells the steamy story of opposites attracting.  Keep reading to get a glimpse of Seduced by the Daredevil by Jorja Lovett, a fun and flirty book, and then add it to your bookshelf.......

Thanks for hosting me today, and sharing in the new release madness! Seduced by the Daredevil is available now and is a bit of a departure from my usual style. It started life as a medical romance, but there are definitely moments of rom com in there, as you can see from the excerpt…

Sparks fly when 'Miss Stuffy Knickers' Andrea Bolan meets her match in daredevil Matt King. There's nothing quite like a passionate kiss to motivate a girl to jump off a building in the name of charity. With her inhibitions left far behind she begins to see the benefits of no-strings fun and sets her sights on her sexy abseiling instructor, but things don't go exactly to plan.
Adrenaline junkie Matt fights his demons by living his life on the edge and an uptight dietitian definitely isn't his usual type. But, when they're thrown together at work there's no denying the chemistry. Lust is easy for him to deal with, but he doesn't do commitment.
A sizzling affair catches them both by surprise but if they're not careful their pasts might just cost them any chance of future happiness.

EXCERPT:
Matt was eternally grateful he had bought the apartment close by, overlooking the River Lagan. He had enough trouble keeping his hands off Andrea for the duration of the five-minute journey. Small talk with a driver in no obvious hurry was the last thing he wanted, with seduction on his mind. He held it together until they pulled up outside the apartment block.
"Cheers, mate." He threw a few notes through the window and pulled a giggling Andrea from the passenger seat.
Lust fueled their journey and they half-ran to the entrance of the exclusive new complex. The few steps leading to his front door were taken in such a frenzied rush to reach their destination that Andrea stumbled on those impossibly high heels.
"Are you okay?" On autopilot, he knelt down to her crumpled position on the step and carefully removed her shoe to check for any swelling.
"I'm fine." She giggled again and held up the broken heel of her shoe.
"Thank goodness that's the only casualty," he said, and swept her, and the broken stiletto, up into his arms to carry her the rest of the way. With one hand fiddling with the lock and the other cradling Andrea close to him, who said men couldn't multitask?
Once inside, he set her back onto her feet and closed the door shut with the force of his body pinning hers against it. He wanted her naked, and that damn sweater which had teased him all day needed to go. Andrea didn't resist when he lifted it to reveal the bounty beneath, but tugged at his T-shirt in response until pressing his naked skin to hers became as necessary as breathing. He impatiently hiked her top higher to strip her completely of it.
"Hold on a sec." Andrea's muffled voice came from the tangle of blue wool wedged around her head. He yanked until her head popped free, leaving that once-silky hair a veritable bird's nest.
"That's better," she said. "Now you."
He broke contact to get rid of the barrier, and those few seconds let him drink in the sight of her. In a white bra and jeans, hair mussed, and lips swollen from his tending, she was a far cry from the priss-miss he'd first encountered.
Man, what a turn-on.
The rapid rise and fall of her chest mesmerized him, but restrictive cotton denied him the full effect of her voluptuous cleavage. Eager to free her from all conservative binds, his fingers sought to unhook the fastening of her bra. A well-rehearsed tug and flick failed to open the catch, and he distracted her with a passionate kiss while he worked on it. First with one hand, then with two, he pushed and pulled to no avail.
Finally, he had to admit defeat. "I can't get this bloody thing open, Andie."
Resisting the urge to rip it off, Matt waited while she reached to undo it herself. She whipped her underwear off to release her pert breasts into view, and slung it in his direction. The bra catapulted directly into his face, the tail end popping him in the eye. Instinctively he clutched his eye and stifled a verbal wince.
"I'm sorry. I'm so sorry." Through a watery haze, he saw her hand fly to her mouth in horror.
"Don't worry, Andie. It's not your fault." He tried to blink back the watery sting to ease her guilt, but full apology mode had already kicked in.
"That was a stupid thing to do. I don't know what I was thinking."
His one good eye saw her bend to retrieve the makeshift weapon. She stood up and accidentally head-butted him between the legs, his groin suffering the next hit. His tongue nearly didn't make it either, he bit it so hard to stop from crying out. The crippling agony doubled him in two and he fought to breathe through it. When, oh when, had his tried and tested methods of seduction turned into a comedy of errors?
"Why don't we take this somewhere safer? Like the bedroom?" he asked in shallow bursts amid ragged breaths.
Andrea placed a self-conscious arm across her chest and limped to his bedroom, one foot shoeless and the other wobbling on a stiletto. He followed when the ache down below receded enough to allow movement.

BUY LINKS:  ARe  |  AMAZON  |  AMAZON UK  |  BOOKSTRAND  |  EVERNIGHT PUBLISHING

AUTHOR INFO:

Jorja Lovett is a British author with both Irish and Scottish roots, which makes for a very dry sense of humour. Writing since she was old enough to wield a pen, it wasn't until she joined her crit group, UCW, that she pursued her passion seriously.
Now, with Joe Manganiello as her permanent muse, if she can leave the pause button on her Magic Mike dvd long enough, she hopes to spend the rest of her days writing steamy romances.
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Winner of In From the Cold Giveaway......

Before I announce the winner of the t-shirt in honor of Cat Grant's In From the Cold, I'd like to thank Ms. Grant for hosting this giveaway as well as introducing us to her newly-released novella.  Thanks too those who stopped by and commented.  And now, without further ado, the winner of the specially-designed t-shirt is.....


.......Mary Preston!!!!!  Congratulations!  You're on a roll here lately!  I'll be sending you an email soon to confirm your win so be on the lookout for it.