Saturday, September 25, 2021

Book Teaser Reveal for Whatever Tomorrow Brings by Amy Argent…….

 After reading the first installment in the Embrace Tomorrow series I find myself now waiting with a tissue box for the conclusion of this emotionally intense tale of two people who find themselves falling in love when death is knocking at the hero's door.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Whatever Tomorrow Brings by Amy Argent, then start counting down the days until this book hits shelves on October 5th!

Will Everson is a gifted artist whose life has been shattered by a devastating illness. Will thought he had nothing to live for, then Tori Somerset came along and transformed his world with her vibrance. Tori made it her mission to help Will die at peace, but the two fell in love, and in the midst of a brush with death, Will chose life instead. 
Conquering his cancer will be the fight of Will’s life, and he’ll have to depend on Tori every step of the way. Tori and Will decide they can face this together—a choice that will test the strength of their fledgling relationship. But the decision to fight doesn’t come with a guarantee of victory. The road to health and happiness often involves taking one, slow, painful step at a time. And sometimes that journey leads to even deeper truths.

EXCERPT:

Will you stay? At least for a few minutes? You’re the first visitor I’ve had.”

Intense green eyes, so warm and yet distant. So alone and vulnerable, yet so resilient and strong.

“Can I come back tomorrow?”

So many days spent with him, gaining his trust by giving him my own. Falling in love with him a day at a time. A smile at a time.

“I’m scared, Tori. I feel like I’m falling apart, and there’s nothing left to hold on to.”

“Hold on to me, sweetheart.”

Oh God, and then...

“Tori, I want you to go...and I don’t want you...to come back tomorrow.”

And I left. 

“Code blue, code blue, room four-twelve.”

And he nearly left this world before I could get back to him. Before he could see the truth of what was between us.

“Jenny, is there any hope for him?”

“Tori, you need to be there for him and help him fight this. Remember that he loves you, and in the end, he chose you.”

He chose me.

Will chose me, and he’s fighting for me. He’s fighting for us. And I’m going to help him fight, with everything I have.



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Friday, September 24, 2021

Book Tour for Falling in Reverse by Julia Wolf (REVIEW)……

 A female rockstar becomes the target of danger while fighting her attraction to her sexy new bodyguard in this sensual and suspenseful contemporary romance.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Falling in Reverse by Julia Wolf, along with getting my impressions of it, then add this first installment in the Seasons Change series to your bookshelf!

Ronan Walsh.

Delicious Irish accent. Built like a slab of marble. Infuriatingly controlling.

My new bodyguard...

All I want is to rock hard with my band, The Seasons Change, and finally live my life exactly how I please. No one telling me what to do, no constraints, total freedom.

Too bad I’ve managed to piss someone off.

Crazed fan or bitter ex, it doesn’t really matter, since the result is the same. My wings are clipped and I’m strapped to a bodyguard with alpha tendencies and a disdain for celebrities.

Everyday I spend with Ronan is a battle. For control. For independence. And most unexpectedly, with my own willpower.

Because Ronan doesn’t just want to protect me. He wants me in his bed too, and ceding my control to Ronan is more tempting than I ever imagined.

But I’m Iris Adler, a fierce-to-my-bones rocker. If Ronan Walsh really wants all of me, he’d better be prepared for the fall.


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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

As a fan of rockstar romances I gobbled this one right up!  With its sizzling main couple, slow-burn journey of opposites attracting, and with a dash of suspense, I was on the edge of my seat from the first page to the last.  While this overall story wasn't groundbreaking it was entertaining and a definite satisfying start to a new rockstar series!

Iris is a wonderful heroine, a sassy tell it like it is, rocker who's full of self-assuredness. She's strong-willed, independent, and isn't one to live according to others.  When her bandmates decide that their fame means needing to keep her safe though, her world changes irrevocably with the introduction of a bodyguard.  She and the bodyguard are combustible from the very start as she doesn't like being told what to do.  There's a definite push/pull between them as she enjoys poking at the sexy beast sworn to protect her.  Ronan's one sexy beast, an Irishman with an accent to make you melt!  On the surface he seems very different from Iris with his stoic and rigid overprotective side shining through.  As readers get to see more of him, and as Iris starts wearing him down, we see a caring heart emerge who just wants to keep the person he's come to care about safe.  They're clearly opposites at the start but those differences soon become what binds them together in their slow-burn journey to HEA.

This was a sizzling story from the very start, entertaining readers with the sexual tension between two perfectly imperfect people.  Readers will find themselves drawn to this compelling couple as they work together to make their very different lives mesh.  Ms. Wolf has crafted a sexy and suspenseful rockstar romance, courtesy of a world that I would love to revisit.  So here's to the rockstar world and it's reigning couple who burned up the pages.

My rating for this is an A-

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

AUTHOR INFO:

Julia Wolf is a lover of all things romance. From steamy, to sweet, to funny, to so dirty you’ll be blushing for days, she loves it all.
Formerly a hair stylist, she spent years collecting stories her clients couldn’t wait to spill. And now that she’s writing full time, she’s putting those stories to use, although all identifying characteristics have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent!
Julia lives in Maryland with her three crazy, beautiful kids and her patient husband who she’s slowly converting to a romance reader, one book at a time.

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Book Blast for The Reluctant Groom Anthology by Megan Slayer (GIVEAWAY)…..

Fans of steamy stories featuring younger men and their older and wiser boyfriends will find themselves drawn to this contemporary m/m-fueled anthology.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of The Reluctant Groom Anthology by Megan Slayer, then learn even more about this collection by visiting the other sites hosting this tour.  In honor of this erotically-charged collection make sure to fill out the form below for the chance for US readers to win a prize pack with a handmade necklace included too!

He’s older, wiser, and always gets what he wants. This wedding is happening...whether the groom likes it or not.
Our seven hand-picked stories feature young reluctant grooms and the older men determined to claim them. These forced marriages may start out frigid, but our authors will prove that love can conquer all.
Evernight's Reluctant Groom anthology stories are sure to deliver passion that is off the charts, scorching hot sex, and sigh-worthy happy ever afters.
Worth the Risk by Allyson Young
Sins of the Father by Hannah Morse
Room With a View by James Cox
Making It Real by Marie Medina
Protecting Chauncey by Cooper McKenzie
October Surprise by L.J. Longo
Not So Sham Wedding by Megan Slayer

EXCERPT:

“What do you want me to do? Stall her?” Lucas crossed his ankles and folded his arms again. “What do you think?”
He stared at Lucas. He’d known Lucas Cole for ten years and worked beside him for six of them. He was a sweet man, sexy, too, and the kind of guy he wanted to settle down with—the man he trusted. He’d been attracted to him since the first day they met. The idea of mixing work and play bothered him, but if anyone could help him out, it was Lucas. Besides, it’d give him a reason to see Lucas without the trappings of the job. He’d always liked Lucas and wanted to take things to the next step—trying to figure out if they could be together. Now, he had the chance and he refused to squander it.

“Well? She’s in the elevator.” Lucas unfolded himself and stood. “What do you want me to do?”
“Marry me.” If he had to be a reluctant groom, then he wanted his best friend and confidante beside him.
“What?”
“It’ll put them off if I’m already engaged.” Hudson removed his prized diamond ring his father had given to him years before. He offered the jewelry to Lucas. “Marry me.” He dropped to one knee.
“Lucas?” Not quite the way he’d wanted to propose, but he’d do it over later. “Me? They think you’re going to marry a woman.”
“I’m gay, and I’m not changing who I am for money.” He held up the ring. “Lucas?” If there was anyone in the world he loved outside of his family, it was Lucas.
“You should marry someone more suitable.” Lucas shook his head. “You need me as your assistant.” A lock of his blond hair slipped over his brow. He tightened his jaw and pressed his lips together. He could’ve been a model instead of an assistant, and he’d be the best one out there because he embodied sexy boy-next-door. He might be younger than Hudson, but Hudson didn’t care. He’d fallen for Lucas a long time ago.



BUY LINKS:  AMAZON  |  EVERNIGHT PUBLISHING  |  BN  |  SMASHWORDS  |  KOBO

AUTHOR INFO:

Megan Slayer, aka Wendi Zwaduk, is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than one-hundred short stories and novels. She’s been writing since 2008 and published since 2009. Her stories range from the contemporary and paranormal to LGBTQ and BDSM themes. No matter what the length, her works are always hot, but with a lot of heart. She enjoys giving her characters a second chance at love, no matter what the form. She’s been the runner up in the Kink Category at Love Romances Café as well as nominated at the LRC for best author, best contemporary, best ménage and best anthology. Her books have made it to the bestseller lists on Amazon.com.
When she’s not writing, Megan spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice. She’s an active member of the Friends of the Keystone-LaGrange Public library.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Book Tour for One Day Like This by Scarlett Cole (REVIEW)........

 A rockstar's decades-long attraction to his best friend (and bandmate's sister) leads to unrelenting sexual tension, guilt, and a desire to finally give in to obvious truths in this emotionally intense contemporary romance set in the rockstar world.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of One Day Like This by Scarlett Cole, along with getting my impressions of this first installment in the Excess All Areas series, then add it to your bookshelf!

Matt
Loving Izabel Bryson should be the easiest thing in the world. Heck, she’s been the inspiration for at least half a dozen of the songs he’s written for his rock band, Sad Fridays.
He’s loved her for a decade.
But she’s his best friend and fellow bandmate’s little sister, and he promised a decade ago that he’d never put his hands on her.
She can never be his, no matter how much he craves her.
Izabel
Loving Matt Palmer is the most hopeless thing in the world.
The hours she spends running her friend’s yoga studio and volunteering at the Manchester homeless shelter only go so far in distracting her from the painful truth.
He doesn’t want her.
Because she screwed up that awful night two years before when she slept with Matt’s brother.
He will never be hers, no matter how much she yearns for him.
When a good deed leads to one bed, and one night of ruthless honesty, everything is laid bare. They belong together, but acting on it will cost them everything.


BUY LINKS:  AMAZON (US)  |  AMAZON (UK)  |  KOBO  |  iBOOKS  |  BN  |  GOOGLE PLAY


MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

As a fan of rockstar romances I can never get enough of each new series and boy, is this new series by Scarlett Cole getting off to an intensely emotional and decadently delightful start!  From the very first page readers will find themselves captivated by this tale of forbidden love, matters of the heart, and the trials and tribulations of a band on the cusp of fame.  From there readers are taken on a romantic journey to HEA as a couple, clearly meant to be together, deal with heartfelt truths and hidden desires, all while keeping their relationship secret from others.

Matt Palmer has always loved music and has been laser-focused on making it a part of his future.  Along with his best friend, brother, and cousins he's determined to do whatever it takes to get their band (Sad Fridays) to the top.  To see that happen he'll have to be the reliable one in a group of guys who are hot headed and already living it up like they're rockstars through booze, alcohol, and women.  He'll also have to continue fighting his feelings for the little sister of his bandmate/best friend as his feelings for Izabel have created lots of inner conflict as well as tension within the band and between him and his brother Jace.  Years ago Luke warned the guys to stay away from his little sister, but fate had other ideas as Izabel's unrequited love for Matt led her to a regretful night with his brother that has left the brothers butting heads in anger ever since.  When Izabel and Matt are once again put in close quarters neither of them can continue without each other.  A weekend of pretending to be a couple soon leads to real coupling...heartfelt talks and feelings being laid bare.  It was a weekend of pure perfection, for them and for the reader, with steamy encounters and pulled heartstrings on display.  Returning to the real world brings a whole new set of problems though as Matt knows that being with Izabel could destroy the band.  Despite wanting to shout his love for her to the whole world they're forced into continuing to keep their love a secret in a journey that made me want to cry.  These two are clearly meant to be together but can't share their happiness with anyone else, can't boldly claim one another out of fears over the band's future.  I felt frustrated, just like they did, but still found joy in their loving and clandestine moments together.  It was a heartbreaking situation but they rejoiced in their love for one another which held me captive and kept me cheering them on.

Alongside this compelling main couple was a cast of complicated secondary characters, the friends and relatives that make up the band Sad Fridays.  From the outside the boys are already embracing the rockstar lifestyle which makes for a rocky foundation full of tension.  Add in their gritty and complex connections, and it promises to be an exhilarating series yet to come.  With each glimpse of these boys I'm left greatly anticipating what will happen once Matt and Izabel's secret gets out, the ramifications for each band member promises to be incendiary...particularly for Luke and Jace. Throughout this story I have been drawn to Jace, intrigued by his complexities.  Angry at his brother, and at the world, I ate up every scene he was in and desired to learn more about him.  He's clearly been battered and bruised by life and I look forward to him finally taking center stage in the next installment.  Nan too was another delight! The grandmother of Matt and Jace, she was a bold and outspoken woman.  There was absolutely no filter to her words which led to many laugh out loud moments.  Add in her big heart and she easily becomes a member of the Sad Fridays family and someone I can't wait to see more of in the future.  On a whole this was a sweet and sexy read, a gritty read too courtesy of all the secrets and lies surrounding this rock band on the cusp of fame.  There's a lot of story left to tell, a lot of ramifications just waiting to be revealed, and with a turn of the final page I'm now left impatiently waiting for 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:

The tattoo across my right hip says it all really. A Life Less Ordinary. Inked by the amazingly talented Luke Wessman at the Wooster Street Social Club (a.k.a. New York Ink). Why is it important? Well, it sums up my view on life. That we should all aspire to live a life that is less boring, less predictable. Be bold, and do something amazing. I’ve made some crazy choices. I’ve been a car maker, a consultant, and even a senior executive at a large retailer running strategy. Born in England, spent time in the U.S. and Japan, before ending up in Canada where I met my own, personal hero – all six and a half feet of him. Both of us are scorpios! Yeah, I know! Should have checked the astrological signs earlier, but somehow it works for us. We have two amazing kids, who I either could never part with or could easily be convinced to sell on e-bay.
I’ve wanted to be a writer for a really long time. Check through my office cupboards or my computer and you’ll find half written stories and character descriptions everywhere. Now I'm getting the chance to follow that dream.
I am represented by Beth Phelan at The Bent Agency, NY.

Book Teaser for The Cuffed and Pinched Anthologies……..

CATCH 2021'S MOST WANTED!
The secret is out! The Tempted & Tantalizing Author Event is returning this October and it's going to be bigger, better & badder than ever before, with not one - BUT TWO - exclusive anthologies!  The entire Cuffed & Pinched anthology of stories is now available for pre-order so be sure to add them to your list, then start counting down the days until these books hit the shelves on October 24th!

One cop. One bad boy. Two authors...
TWO STORIES, ONE HELL OF A COLLABORATION!


CUFFED
Join the Tempted and Tantalizing Authors for another arrestingly sexy romance anthology, full of scorching hot good guys in search of more than just their next perp.
This signed paperback collection is exclusive to #TNTNYC21 and is guaranteed to detain your heart and make you sweat with nine enticing heroes living and working on the right side of the law.
Each sizzling story in this collection is the companion to an adventure featured in the PINCHED anthology. But unlike the brooding bad boys, these hunky heroes will leave you wanting more than just a warning to obey. 

--Dead or Alive by Janine Infante Bosco
--Corrupt by Aubree Valentine
--Hustle by Sam JD Hunt
--Search & Find by Darlene Tallman
--The Weight of Honor by Kristine Allen
--Ground Zero by April Canavan
--Jaxson's Blue Moon by Cyndi Faria
--Cuff Linked by C.D. Gorri
--Sinful Duty by Nicole Garcia


PINCHED
Everyone knows bad boys do it better, and now they're doing it at #TNTNYC21 in this exclusive paperback anthology you can't get anywhere else!
There's nothing sexier than a daring and dangerous outlaw, and these totally fine fugitives are taking matters into their own hands and stopping at nothing to leave you breathless and yearning.
Each steamy story in PINCHED is the companion to an adventure from the CUFFED anthology. But unlike the cool cops, these lawless leading men are going to steal your heart with no questions asked.

--Dead Reckoning by Gwyn McNamee
--Duty by Elizabeth Knox
--Condemn by Rae B. Lake
--Hide & Seek by Liberty Parker
--The Weight of Blood by M. Merin
--Penalty Box by Casey Hagen
--Cujo's Rampage by Khloe Wren
--Down in Flames by Elena Kincaid
--The Gamble by Nicole Banks


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