Monday, April 24, 2017

Book Tour for To Have and To Hold by Arell Rivers (Review & GIVEAWAY)


The end is near as the romance between a rock star and his publicist races to an exhilarating conclusion.  After being put through the emotional wringer their romance plays out amidst a ticking time clock of suspense that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of To Have and To Hold by Arell Rivers, along with my impressions of this book, and learn even more about this romance by visiting the other sites hosting this tour.  In honor of this thrilling conclusion in The Hold series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a signed print set of the books in this series too!

PLAYLIST FOR TO HAVE AND TO HOLD:
-Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran ~ Cole loves Rose this much!
-Unconditionally, Katy Perry ~ Rose is right there with Cole!
-All of Me, John Legend ~ I could see Cole singing this on the first leg of his world tour.
-Breakeven, The Script ~ Bad things happen for a reason, right?
-Look Away, Eli Lieb and Steve Grand ~ The first leg of his world tour left Cole singing with half his heart.
-Like I’m Gonna Lose You, Meghan Trainor, feat. John Legend ~ Rose and Cole both know life is precious.
-Invincible, Kelly Clarkson ~ Rose’s theme song.
-Salute, Little Mix ~ Rose and Shari take on Greta (and the world!)
-I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas ~ for RM Publicity’s debut party.
-Marry Me, Train ~ you need to get to the end of the book and you’ll understand.
-Sunday Morning, Maroon 5 ~ such a sexy song for a sexy couple.

Rally around Cole Manchester and Rose Morgan: the rock star and his publicist are about to face their most perilous trials yet. Cole and Rose’s passionate love story culminates in this third full-length novel in The Hold Series.
Back in the spotlight for his world tour, Cole Manchester performs hit after hit before delighted fans. However, his heart remains firmly in Los Angeles with Rose, whose condition remains critical following their terrible car wreck.
After lying unconscious for weeks, Rose Morgan awakens to find herself professionally and personally adrift. Her scrambled memories have convinced her Cole is dangerous, compelling her to shut him out and face an uncertain future on her own.
With nothing left to lose, Cole’s crazed stalker executes her final desperate act. After an explosive finale, who will survive her deadly rampage?
Destinies will be altered. Intentions stripped bare. Rose and Cole must face all of their remaining demons if their love is to survive. In the trilogy’s thrilling conclusion, they’ll discover if they truly have each other forever To Have and To Hold.

EXCERPT:

“Christmas isn’t over yet, Ro."
Excitement races through my bloodstream, questions about Mom and Chris’s ring forgotten. “You can’t have another present for me."
The glint in his eyes turns decidedly wicked. When his dimple winks at me, I know for sure that I’m about to get fully reacquainted with his body. Finally. A smile steals across my face.
“I checked with your doctors, and they all gave their approval."
He called my doctors to ask if we could have sex? Heat creeps up my cheeks. “You didn’t."
“How else could I find out if it’s okay to set your world on fire?"
I bite my lip. “Pretty sure of yourself, huh?"
“You have no idea.” He kisses me and all I can do is wrap my arms around his neck and hold on.
Cole sweeps the duvet and sheets down the bed, then repositions me so I’m sitting on the edge with my legs hanging over the side. Well, leg and boot. He pushes forward so that he’s standing between my legs, then bends down, cups my cheek with his palm and kisses me like a starving man.
Excitement screams through my system when his tongue touches mine. I moan softly, dragging my fingers through his hair, and mold my chest to his.
Growling, Cole whispers in my ear, “I’m going to take off every stitch of your clothes and worship your body like never before."
My breathing hitches. Nodding, I raise both of my arms over my head so Cole can pull off my dress. He bends down and removes my air boot, then stands again. The next instant, my bra joins my other clothes on the floor and his fingers are already pulling my panties down. Directing my arms around his shoulders, he raises my body off the bed and removes that last scrap of clothing, careful with my leg.
When I’m naked, Cole arranges me so that I’m lying on the bed with my legs dangling over the side. Still fully dressed, he goes down on his knees, his fingers opening my sex to his green-eyed gaze. Lifting up on my elbows, I look down at him. Our eyes lock and then a breathtaking smile crosses his face. Deliberately, slowly, he leans forward.


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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

Everything comes to a head in this edge of your seat thrill ride where there's an overwhelming sense of foreboding from the first page of this book to the last. Picking up after the traumatic events of the previous installment lives and loves are in limbo as obsessed stalker Starr is still on the run and speeding towards an endgame that will lead to bloodshed.  Readers have no choice but to hold on tight as changes to Rose's future and her relationship with Cole drive this story to its shocking conclusion.

Rose is left bruised, battered, and in a coma after the car accident Starr's rage caused.  Surrounded by her judgmental mother and her manipulative ex, while Cole is on a World Tour, causes a rift in her romance early on due to her fears and their lies that leads to a bit of a reset.  Rose has to re-learn what made her fall for Cole in the first place, work past her fears, and embrace a future that FINALLY sees her standing up for herself.  Her near-death experience had her embracing life to the fullest, going out on her own when it comes to business, and letting her love for Cole go public.  There's a bit of uncertainty surrounding her decisions but I couldn't have been happier seeing her make decisions for herself.  It enriched her relationship with Cole and made them a formidable couple against Starr's attacks.  Cole remained just as amazing and steadfast as ever!  While on tour he did his duty but Rose was always in his thoughts.  His seeing her upon her waking up from her coma was both heartwarming and heartbreaking and brought a tear to my eye as he held none of his love for her back.  He was understanding though regarding her fears and gave her the time she needed to work through those fears and doubts which further endeared him to me.  He's still a sweet, sexy, and charming beast which aided him in winning back Rose 2.0 and through each wonderful deed he did to prove his love my heartstrings were constantly being pulled.  Ultimately, their romance was an epic one that spanned the world and was both scorching yet sentimental on their road to HEA.

Rose and Cole are an entertaining couple who showed strong solidarity in this installment.  For far too long Rose treated Cole as a dirty little secret but here they'll need that strong bond to survive the ever-increasing danger Starr poses. As her actions get more deadly more people are put in jeopardy trying to keep this couple alive as her obsession permeates every facet of this story.  There's always a sense of foreboding that she'll get too close eventually which had me embracing every sweet and sexy moment they experienced.  Along with the emotional ups and downs of this compelling main couple comes the slowly evolving romance between French model Emilie and bodyguard Wills.  Their attraction is more than apparent but distance and her ex keep them dancing around each other.  With his role in Starr's final act weighing on him I'm intrigued to see what kind of man Emilie will find when she moves to L.A. in the next installment that has me counting down the days until its release.  Rose and Cole were put through the wringer in their hard-fought HEA and I'm honored I got to enjoy their journey that put me through a multitude of emotions as well. Readers looking for a scorching yet sentimental read teeming with suspense will find all that and more in this exhilarating journey to HEA.

My rating for this is an A-

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



THE PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE HOLD SERIES...








NO ONE TO HOLD (BOOK #1)
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HARD TO HOLD (BOOK #2)
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AUTHOR INFO:

For as long as I can remember, I have been lost in a book. During my senior year in college, I picked up a Danielle Steel novel … and instantly was hooked on romance.
I started writing my first novel, No One to Hold, because the characters were screaming at me to do so. The story started coming out in my dreams and attacking me in the shower, so I took to the computer to shut them up. But they kept talking.
Born and raised in New Jersey, I have what some may call a “checkered past.” Prior to discovering my passion for writing romance, I practiced law, was a wedding and event planner and even dabbled in marketing. I live with a very supportive husband and two mischievous cats. When not in my writing cave, I can be found making dinner in the crock pot, working out with Shaun T or hitting the beach.
I hope you enjoy my stories about driven men, strong women and the passions that ignite!


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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Book Review for Wounded Dance by Deanna Roy


For four years, I’ve had a terrible, wonderful, beautiful secret.
But now it’s out.
My brief brush with fame caught the attention of a boy I once loved. He was ripped from my life at a tender age by my father, who moved us and hid me away so that we could not meet again.
Only after he was gone did I learn I was pregnant with his child.
He’s spent years trying to find me.
And now he’s at Dreamcatcher Dance Academy.
He’s going to find our baby, he says. The adoption wasn’t legal since he didn’t know.
He has no idea how close our little girl really is. That I secretly teach her ballet.
He can’t know how important it is that I keep the secret.
But when your boyfriend is Blitz Craven, the reality TV dance show star, the press follows you everywhere.
And no matter how much Blitz wants to protect me from my old love, from the threat he poses to our happy life, there’s one fact I have to face.
My past has caught up with me.

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After years of being oppressed by her father for a teenage indiscretion, things had finally gotten happier for Livia.  She finally broke free from her emotionally abusive father to claim the man who brought light to her darkness in a Grand Gesture that left readers cheering.  That happiness was short-lived though after the jaw-dropping encounter that brought the previous installment in the Lover's Dance series to a close.  The fallout from that encounter drives this story and often left me frustrated and screaming at the actions of both Livia and Denham, the father of the baby she was forced into giving up for adoption years ago.  With Denham back and making demands the fragile house of cards that became Livia's life slowly starts crumbling.  With her emotions in turmoil Blitz continues to prove his devotion by protecting and supporting her every step of the way to remind me of why I fell for him in the first place.  As the story dramatically wraps up Livia's left at a crossroads regarding her daughter, and with Hollywood again calling, she and Blitz will also see their relationship changing which will keep readers on the edge of their seats waiting for the next installment.

After claiming her man in a bold gesture on nationwide TV Livia and Blitz have fallen into a comfortable routine of loving and dancing.  Spending extra time with her daughter under the guise of private lessons is enough for Livia, but with the arrival of Denham that time is put in jeopardy.  His desire to gain custody and be a family brings Livia's past to the forefront in glimpses that made me dislike Denham immensely.  Livia was once a carefree young girl and he was a tempting bad boy who used her awakening hormones against her, leading her to careless decisions by keeping a big secret, which led to her life being upended.  He was older and wiser and their youthful encounters felt dirty rather than romantic, which is how she ultimately comes to see that time.  Looking back at that time has her pulling off her rose colored glasses, removing the youthful bliss of love and showing her the cold hard truth of the boy he was and the man he still is.  It's a disillusioning journey for her but it's a maturing moment that she greatly needed as she had moments of weakness regarding his arrival that dimmed my opinion of her and her feelings for Blitz.  Denham's final act too reinforced the selfishness I saw in him as a boy and left his role in Livia's future quite clear.  From start to finish this book took my emotions on a roller coaster ride, leaving me frustrated and annoyed at times, but always rooting for Livia and Blitz to keep working towards their HEA.  The conclusion of this book, and the fallout from Denham's actions, will linger into the next chapter in this romance where I anticipate Blitz will once again take center stage.

My rating for this is a B.

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

Book Spotlight on Wild Ride by Julie Ann Walker (GIVEAWAY)

Readers will find much to like in this tale full of secrets and suspense as two people undertake a battle of the sexes.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Wild Ride by Julie Ann Walker then add this sexy thrill ride to your bookshelf.  In honor of this ninth installment in the Black Knights Inc series make sure to fill out the form below for a chance to win the entire series of books too!

The hero we've all been waiting for...
Ethan "Ozzie" Sykes
Former Navy SEAL
Underground operator for Black Knights Inc., the covert government defense firm disguised as a custom motorcycle shop.
In a black-on-black international mission that went seriously sideways, Ozzie was badly injured—now he's stuck at BKI headquarters in Chicago, champing at the bit to get out into the field again. To his disgust, he's tasked with distracting Chicago Tribune ace reporter Samantha Tate, who's been trying to dig up the dirt on BKI for years. Turns out Samantha's beauty, intelligence and sense of humor are a seriously big distraction, and Ozzie's losing his desire to keep her at bay.
Ozzie's tired of hiding, and Samantha may be the best—and worst—person to share his secrets with...

EXCERPT:

Full situational awareness...
It was a phrase the Navy SEALs used to describe an operator’s ability to focus on a million things at once and quickly come to conclusions about who or what in his environment posed a potential problem. As far as Ozzie could figure, his environment posed three potential problems.
The first was Janie. She was gearing up to make another pass at him. He could see it in her come-and-get-me-big-boy stare. And what the hell was Gloria thinking? That he was some toy to be passed around? Sure, he deserved an ass-kicking for not immediately recognizing her. But in his defense, they’d only had sex once. And besides being a brunette back then, she’d also been about twenty pounds heavier. And just to be clear, she was the one who never called him back.
Pretty much the story of my life, he thought, quickly followed by, Damn you, self-pity!
His second problem was Samantha. Something was off with her. He hadn’t noticed it at first, but then he’d detected the edge in her voice, the slight trembling of her lips. Both subtle tells had increased exponentially after she read that text message. Not good. The woman was like one of those damned truffle pigs when it came to sniffing out trouble, and the thought of her pretty neck on someone’s chopping block had anger burning low in his belly and fear crawling up his spine like a poisonous spider.
And then there was problema número tres, otherwise known as the big, burly biker who had shouldered his way into the bar. He was wearing the colors of the Basilisk MC, one of Chicago’s true-blue motorcycle clubs, and the expression on his face said he hadn’t come in for a drink. He was searching for someone. His eyes were barely visible between his shaggy hairline and the dark beard that grew up over his cheeks, but they zeroed on Samantha’s back as she made her way down the long hall leading to the restrooms, making it seem that he’d found his quarry.
Ozzie’s heart rate spiked, the feeling as familiar as breathing. The blood rushing through the injured muscles of his thigh caused them to twitch, and the resulting pain was also now as familiar as breathing. He tried to take comfort in that. Pain meant life. He should be grateful to still be alive. He was grateful to still be alive. Even if it appeared that his life wasn’t going to be anything like what he had planned or hoped.
“Heads up,” he murmured casually.
“I see him.” Christian took a slow sip of his beer as they watched the biker skirt around tables until he stopped at the high-top closest to the mouth of the hallway.
“Hard to tell what he’s packing beneath his cut,” Ozzie observed. Cut was the term bikers used to describe the jackets that sported their colors and patches. Those colors and patches not only told the world which MC the rider was affiliated with, but also who the rider was within the MC and the various things the rider had done for the MC. According to this dude’s patches, he was the sergeant at arms, the enforcer for the Basilisks, and he’d killed for his club. More than once.
Well, piss, shit, and suck a potato dick.
“Judging by the size of that bulge,” Christian speculated, his accent thickened with adrenaline as he nonchalantly unhooked his heels from the brass footrail and prepared to make a move, “I should think it’s either a small sidearm or a bloody big knife."
“Trouble brewing?” Delilah asked beneath her breath, coming over to them and pretending to wipe down the bar. “First time I’ve ever had a Basilisk in my place."
“You still got that sawed-off back there?” Ozzie asked. One of the many things they all appreciated about Delilah was the shotgun with the aftermarket shortened barrel she was known to keep behind the bar.
A faint smile curved her lips. “Wouldn’t leave home without it."
“Good,” he told her. “If shit goes sideways, I want you to grab that scatter gun and duck down behind the bar."
“But—” she started, only to have Christian cut her off.
“Oy. Shut your gobs. Here comes Samantha.” When Christian got really worked up, a little cockney slipped into his highbrow London speech.
But Samantha wasn’t coming. Oh, no. She was running. Running out the door leading to the alley like the place was burning down behind her.


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AUTHOR INFO:

Julie Ann Walker is the USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author of the Black Knights Inc. romantic suspense series. She is prone to spouting movie quotes and song lyrics. She'll never say no to sharing a glass of wine or going for a long walk. She prefers impromptu travel over the scheduled kind, and she takes her coffee with milk. You can find her on her bicycle along the lake shore in Chicago or blasting away at her keyboard, trying to wrangle her capricious imagination into submission. For more information, please visit her website or follow her on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Book Spotlight on By Her Touch by Adriana Anders (Review & GIVEAWAY)

Readers drawn to emotionally intense romances will find themselves captivated by this gut-wrenching tale of guilt and decisions made based on the past.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of By Her Touch by Adriana Anders, along with my impressions of it, then add it to your bookshelf.  You'll also hear from Ms. Anders as she discusses scarred characters, which is what drives this series of books.  In honor of this second installment in the Blank Canvas series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance for US readers to win a copy of the first book in this series too!

From Ms. Anders:
I love romanceThe sub-genre doesn’t matter and I’ll gladly read about any type of couple (or triad, or more), of any origin, skin color, gender, or sexual orientation. These things don’t influence my investment in a book. What ropes me in is good writing and an intriguing central love storyand it’s the flaws that keep me reading. Oh, those perfectly messed up characters, so incapable of getting over their checkered pasts!
And if those pasts are visible? All the better. My entire Blank Canvas Series is about characters whose lives have left damage on their skin. In BY HER TOUCH, Clay Navarro has just finished a stint undercover with the Sultans MC, which left him with marks that are obvious to anyone who glances his way. The ink on his hands and eyelids is impossible to miss and beneath his clothes, his body is marked—every scar and drop of ink a testament to the battle he’s been through.
What is it about these indelible marks that fascinates us so much as readers? Is it the heroes’ well lived-in bodies? Is it the fact that past pain makes our heroes stronger? I happen to think that experience is sexy. And perhaps the most intriguing thing of all is the Fifty Shades of Grey affect: a hero so scarred that only the heroine can save him.
Whatever it is, there are many, many romance heroes with memorable scars. These are just a few:
• Everything I left Unsaid by M. O’Keefe features a reclusive, scarred hero whose voice reaches out over the airwaves to seduce a skittish heroine. Both characters have had a rough time in life and they both have to learn to trust in order to love.
• In Pamela Clare’s Skin Deep, a terribly-scarred vet saves the life of a woman whose life experiences have left her wounded. I love how they manage to heal each other in this super sexy, heartfelt romance.
• Bone Deep by Bonnie Dee is a totally unique romance in which the heroine steps in to save a hero who has been tattooed against his will and spent his life being flaunted in a traveling carnival. It’s super emotional and gritty, but so very sweet.
• Zsadist, of J.R. Ward’s Lover Awakened is possibly the most scarred, mess-up hero of all. And I love him for it. He’s a monster, really, but who can blame him when he’s endured such terrible torture? And, of course, the journey is even sweeter when the heroine tames her beast.
• I would be remiss not to mention E.L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey, the most commercially successful scarred hero around. In this fairy tale of a romance, Prince Charming hides his pain well, so when the heroine helps heal him, the payload is twice as satisfying.
What other scarred heroes are out there? What kind of hero satisfies your inner romantic?




Undercover cop Clay Navarro left the Sultans biker gang a changed man. Its ringleaders may be awaiting trial, but he wears the memory of every brutal act he was forced to commit tattooed across his skin. He doesn’t have space in his messed-up life for anything gentle—not now, maybe not ever.
Dr. Georgette Hadley is drawn to the damaged stranger’s pain, intimidated but intrigued by the warmth that lies beneath Clay’s frightening exterior. But when the Sultans return looking for revenge, she finds herself drawn into the dirty underbelly of a life forged in violence…that not even her touch may be able to heal.



MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

From the first page until the last this book keeps you on the edge of your seat watching as the past comes back to haunt two people whose lives and emotions have been tainted by their experiences.  For far too long they've felt alone but together they find a bit of peace and quiet from the storms of fate creeping ever closer to the heaven they've found in each other's arms.

Clay was once part of a happy family until tragedy struck and took away his sister, leaving him vowing revenge on those who corrupted her on her path to destruction.  As an undercover cop his plan was to infiltrate the Sultans MC and bring them to justice while making them pay for the pain his sister's death caused him.  His first meeting with them was just the beginning of true pain though as he soon lost himself in their lifestyle. His language became crude, his conscience went into hibernation, and his heart became hardened.  These emotional scars were only part of what he suffered as his body too was mutilated with a few tattoos he wanted, as well as a few that were applied in the name of torture.  With his mission concluded there's still plenty of danger as some members escaped in order to make those who brought their MC down pay.  Clay's now on the run, from his former Brothers as well as those who once swore to protect him, while trying to overcome the mental and physical scars his recent mission left him with. Desperate to get rid of the tattoos marking the loss of his soul puts him in contact with Doctor Hadley, a sweet and accepting women sworn to help those in need.  The moment she touches him he finally sees a glimpse of the peace he's been longing for from his mind that's full of chaos.  The closer they get the more he's able to rediscover the man he once was, but with their time together running out because of a sadistic Brother's rage readers will be left hanging on for dear life as their romance races towards a thrilling conclusion. Clay's a truly good man who was willing to sell his soul to avenge his sister.  He committed some very questionable acts as a Brother and hates who he's become because of it.  Removing the Sultans' tats is the first step in finding himself again but being with George is the greater cure to the pain he's dealing with.  Her unquestionable belief in his goodness and the words of love she offers him give him hope and it's that hope that gets him through the danger he's brought to her doorstep.  Clay's a compelling character who you can't help but fall for.  He's a bit rough around the edges at the start but as the story progresses his protective side emerges as well as moments where he wears his heart on his sleeve.  He's a sexy beast too full of dirty talk and an air of animal magnetism when it comes to their erotic encounters.  He oozes sex appeal as well as a tender heart that had me rooting for him to find the HEA he richly deserves.

George's past is riddled with pain too, but her scars run much deeper.  Teen years steeped in anger led to rebellion, poor choices, and an act that haunts her still.  The only bright spot during that time was meeting her husband who helped her get her life back on track.  Their happiness was short-lived though as his death from cancer took her through heartbreaking highs and lows to ultimately leave her in isolation as she hardened her heart.  Keeping to herself means keeping her heart safe but living in a small town makes that difficult as the denizens subtly work to bring her out of her shell. Meeting Clay drags her out of her shell though as his dichotomy of scary and lost call to her.  She soon longs to do more than just remove his tats as his overwhelming sensuality reawakens her desires and has her crossing the doctor/patient line with scorching interludes the result.  With his PSTD becoming more obvious she stands by his side, giving him unconditional love, knowing that he could leave at any point.  When the remaining Sultans finally catch up to him she gets caught in the crossfire in a pulse-pounding conclusion.  And just as she realizes what she truly wants out of life it may well be the last thought she has as a psycho plans to use her to hurt Clay worse than anything he did to him before.  George is a very caring person, almost too caring as she feels obligated to make up for a past she has no reason to feel guilt over.  Her devotion to her in-laws is commendable too but a big decision she's made seems to be more for their happiness than for her own.  Her quiet support of Clay, her acceptance of all he's done, ultimately make her a strong-willed heroine which is just what he needs as he struggles to put his own past behind him.  Being with Clay has George finally putting her heart on the line as she tries to save him from himself. Through scorching encounters George learns more about herself and who and what she needs to be happy which has her fighting for her and Clay's life despite her hatred of violence in a heart-stopping conclusion.

This was an intense story at times.  Seeing what kind of man Clay devolved into was unsettling and heartbreaking as deep down he's a good man trying to stay good despite his need for revenge.  The pain he went through as a Sultan brought a tear to my eye as the brutality of that time was vividly depicted. Fellow Brother Ape was particularly vicious and images of him still show up in my nightmares.  Making that time worse is the fact that a traitor sold him out. The identity of the traitor was obvious to me but it didn't diminish the betrayal's impact.  George was a bright spot amidst all this pain though she too had plenty of emotional baggage.  Their mutual emotional baggage is what had them clinging to each other, supporting each other, in a tale that ultimately had me cheering for their hard-fought conclusion.  While the main couple was unforgettable so too were those secondary characters who pushed them towards HEA in both subtle and blatant ways.  From the fatherly sheriff to the spunky next-door neighbor these characters left an indelible mark that added to the small-town charm and has me longing to see more of them in future installments.  From start to finish this was a powerful read and a strong follow-up to the previous installment in the Blank Canvas series that I highly recommend to readers looking for a profound and unforgettable romance!

My rating for this is an A-

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


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AUTHOR INFO:

Adriana Anders has acted and sung, slung cocktails and corrected copy. She’s worked for start-ups, multinationals and small nonprofits, but it wasn’t until she returned to her first love—writing romance—that she finally felt like she’d come home. Today, she resides with her tall French husband, two small children and fat French cat in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where she writes the dark, gritty, steamy love stories of her heart.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Pre-Order Celebration for the Loving Dangerously Series by A.M. Griffin (GIVEAWAY)

Sci-fi romance readers rejoice as Ms. Griffin has brought back her Loving Dangerously series from its original home at Ellora's Cave.  These tales have been prettied up, made even more captivating by being priced at $0.99 for a limited time, and will be released over the next three months.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of the three books, and one novella, that comprise this erotically-charged series and add them to your bookshelf as each is released.  In honor of this entertaining series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $20 Amazon GC too!


Coming May 16th
DANGEROUSLY MINE
After aliens invade and conquer Earth, Eva is transported to a distant slave-trading planet. Freedom and escape are her only priorities, but none of her martial arts training could have prepared her for enslavement to the warrior King Taio. Eva finds herself drawn to this sexy alien male who ignites her heart and body.
Taio is disgusted with the idea of owning a slave—until now. From the moment he sees her, he knows Eva is his for the taking. Torn between lust and duty, Taio discovers nothing will stop him from protecting his little warrior.

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DANGEROUSLY YOURS
Kane Epps divides his life into two distinct parts—before the alien invasion and after. Before the invasion, he had a pregnant wife and a high-powered job. After the invasion, he’s left with only himself and his hatred for all things alien. He channels his bitterness by captaining a vessel of renegade humans—space pirates who don’t think twice about taking what they need.
Princess Sa’Mya is on the run. She and a few trusted advisers fled her home planet only to be captured by the sexy, dangerous Captain Epps. He claims to hate aliens but can’t seem to resist touching her or kissing her…everywhere. As Kane introduces Sa’Mya to ever-increasing, unimaginable realms of pleasure, the princess becomes determined to earn his trust. She’s used to getting what she wants. And this time, what she wants is Kane Epps.

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Coming July 4th
DANGEROUSLY HERS
Jess hates aliens. After the invasion that destroyed Earth, the extraterrestrial bastards sold her to a brothel as a sex slave. She may have escaped but the old memories and fears still linger in the dark corners of her mind. Supposedly Sonis is just the place for her—somewhere safe, where she can heal and start fresh. She’s almost hopeful…until she meets Rasha, her new boss.
Rasha, captain of the Sonis Royal Guard, is a warrior through and through. He’s huge, sinfully sexy and could have any woman on Sonis—but the woman he wants is Jess. He’s very much an alien and Jess knows she should hate him or at least be wary, but whenever he’s around, she loses control. She tells herself it’s only sex—amazing, mind-blowing sex like nothing else she’s ever experienced—but there’s something about Rasha that shakes her soul. The feel of his skin against hers, the look in his eyes as he touches her—they make her want to believe it’s possible to find love and begin again.

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Coming July 11th
BREAKING BAD: 14 TALES OF LAWLESS LOVE - MULTI-AUTHOR BOXED SET
DANGEROUSLY THEIRS
Prequel to Dangerously His
Tina Blake has two priorities; escape from a sadistic mate and find her twin brother JB. She does escape Luxo, but she while having so much fun with her new found freedom she forgot to look for her brother until it’s too late. Luxo wants her back and he has put two of the best bounty hunters on her trail.
Dallas and Grekon have one objective, take the high paying jobs that will help them earn the much needed credits for Grekon’s surgery. They normally don’t take the human jobs, but there’s no way they could pass up on the credits being offered for Tina Blake’s re-capture. Soon they’ll remember why they had avoided the human jobs. They both have a hard time resisting the woman who they’re tasked to turn over to a sadistic mate.

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AUTHOR INFO:

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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