Monday, August 21, 2017

Flash Giveaway for a Signed Print Copy of Chasing Red by Isabelle Ronin

Fans of New Adult romances will find themselves drawn to this epic love story between a man who's never discovered "the one" and the woman whose past has her fearful of the future.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Chasing Red by Isabelle Ronin, then count down the days until its September 5th release date.  In honor of this first installment in the Red series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance for US/CAN readers to win a signed print copy of this book too!

THEY SAID SHE WAS GOING TO BE MY RUIN...
THEN LET HER RUIN ME.
He had everything—wealth, adoration, a brilliant future. Until one chance encounter changed everything.
The moment Caleb Lockhart spotted the mysterious woman in her siren red dress, he couldn’t tear his eyes away.
For the first time in his life, he wanted something.
Something he knew he could never have.
The unforgettable stranger he dubs RED.

EXCERPT:

The beach was a good half-hour drive from Caleb’s place. We drove there with our windows open, the wind blowing my long hair. It was dark, the roads free of traffic.
I felt excited, energized, and at the same time Caleb’s hand in mine calmed my anxious mind.
He threw me a glance, his thumb stroking my palm.
“I’m glad you’re here with me, Red."
I swallowed the lump in my throat. No one had said that to me before. I turned my gaze out the window so he wouldn’t see how much his words had affected me.
Tonight I was seeing a side of Caleb I hadn’t encountered before. I didn’t know what to think of it, or maybe I did but refused to think about it.
All I knew was that I liked this boy as I had never liked anyone before.
He parked his car in front of the lakeside shops that had already closed for the night. We took off our shoes, then walked on the beach, the white sand cool as our feet dug into it.
The wind was a little chilly, and I wrapped my arms around my middle to ward off the cold. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw Caleb shrug out of his jacket.
“Here,” he said, placing it on my shoulders.
“What about you?"
“Just hold my hand. You warm me up."
But he was the one who warmed me up inside as his hand reached for mine again, pulling me close to his side as we walked.
“I knew you were avoiding me,” he began after a moment. His voice held no resentment, only understanding. That surprised me. “I knew you didn’t want anything to do with me the past few weeks, but I thought about you. Actually,” he corrected, his voice deepening. “I think I’m a little obsessed."
He sighed when I didn’t respond as quickly as he may have expected. “I’m sorry if I made you feel like I was forcing you to do something you didn’t like."
I walked beside him for a moment, listening to the sound of the waves before I answered. “I’m sorry I said that. It’s not that, really… You confuse me, Caleb."
I knew he was waiting for me to say something more, to explain, but the words were stuck in my throat.
“Sometimes I think you’re a very sad girl, Red."
He was more observant than I’d given him credit for. Because he was right, I realized. I had been sad for a long, long time. I had been starved for love and affection for so long that I’d forgotten what it felt like. I had refused to let anyone in, afraid to be hurt again. But this boy holding my hand was stripping me of my armor bit by bit.
It scared me.
“All I could think about was how to make you smile again. Not the fake ones you give to people to be polite. I want your real smile, where your eyes light up and your lips stretch up to your ears."
My ears were ringing. What was he trying to say?
“You confuse me,” I repeated. “I-I don’t know what you want."
He stopped suddenly, and I had to turn around to face him.
“Don’t you?” he asked solemnly, directly.
His eyes were burning with emotion. I looked away.
Who was this boy? This intense, serious boy who looked at me as if he could see my soul.
“I-I’m not ready, Caleb."
He nodded. “That’s okay. I’ve been waiting for you to come along for a long time now. I think I can wait some more."
“Don’t you think this is too fast?"
“The thing is, I’ve made up my mind. And my mind says it’s you. If I’d just met you today, I would still want you today, tomorrow, five days from now…” His voice trailed off, and I was scared he was going to say forever or some ridiculous thing like that.
I didn’t believe in forever. Forever was for people who believed in fairy tales.
And I never had.
“You’re scaring me."
He let out a quiet laugh. “I know. You just have to endure it.” He paused. “After all, how could you give up a handsome boy like me?"
And the usual Caleb was back.
“But you have to promise me something,” I said.
“What is it?"
“Don’t kiss me."
He did that thing again where he angled his head and studied me. I squirmed.
“You’re afraid of my kisses.” It wasn’t a question. “You’re afraid of how they make you feel."
I swallowed a chunk of cowardice that was lodged in my throat. Of course, he was right. How could he know what I was feeling before I realized it myself.
“Why promise something when I’d fail miserably?"
“Will you try at least?” I persisted.
“No, Red."
He looked to the water, sighed, and looked at me.
“I don’t think I could keep from kissing you if I wanted to. It’s not even a choice for me anymore. I need to touch you, to breathe you in. I need to see you look up at me and smile. I need to see you happy…even grumpy or angry, as long as I can see you. I crave everything about you. I crave everything about you a little too much."
I held my breath as my heart knocked wildly against my chest.
Suddenly he sat on the sand, resting his back on a broken tree trunk and tugging me down with him.
“Lie back on me."
I had about two seconds before he was pulling me toward him, my back against his chest, my legs encased between his. I was drowning in Caleb.
“Just relax. I won’t kiss you tonight if you really don’t want me to."
Suddenly, I wanted him to kiss me again.
What was wrong with me? When he was offering it, I didn’t want it, but now faced with the possibility that he wouldn’t kiss me tonight, I suddenly yearned for it.
I rested my cheek on his shoulder, inhaling his scent. He stiffened.
“Don’t do that if you don’t want to be kissed tonight. I only have so much control before I—” He cut himself off before he could finish.
“Before you what?” I could hear the smile in my voice. Even to my ears, I sounded…happy.
Caleb couldn’t resist me. Caleb, the gorgeous and charming boy that everyone wanted, couldn’t resist me. Me, someone used to not being wanted. It seemed unreal.
His eyes narrowed. “Are you deliberately provoking me?"
His expression turned serious as he cupped my face with his hands and forced me to look at him.
“What do you want, Red?” he whispered, his voice husky.
I opened my mouth, but nothing came out. Hadn’t he figured out that I’d changed my mind and wanted him to kiss me? Was I not throwing him enough signals?
“Say it, or I won’t do it,” he declared, his eyes mesmerizing me into surrender.
“Kiss me, Caleb."
I didn’t have to say it twice. His mouth claimed my lips. Gone were the butterfly kisses; gone were the teasing and coaxing. This was a branding. One of his hands was on my back, pushing me against him, while the other plunged into my hair, cupping my head so that he could control the kiss.
I own you, his kiss said. We kissed for a long, long time.


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Romance Awareness Month: Spotlight on The Beast of Aros Castle by Heather McCollum


August is Romance Awareness Month and what better way to celebrate than to put some of our favorite romances from different genres on sale! Whether you are already a romance lover or new to romance reading you are sure to find something to fall in love with.  Today I'm introducing you to the historical romance The Beast of Aros Castle by Heather McCollum with its romance between a woman running from danger while pretending to be someone else who finds shelter with a sexy highlander.  With a marriage based on lies will they ever have a HEA or will the danger she's been running from finally catch up with her.  If you haven't fallen for a Highlander yet, you don't wan to miss this steal as this book is currently on sale for just 99 cents.  PLUS, as an added bonus you can also pick up the latest book in the series, The Wolf of Kismul Castle while it's also on sale for 99 cents!



Ava Sutton is on the run from a dangerous man and makes her way safely to Scotland. Masquerading as a titled, English lady, she must convince the darkly handsome chief of the Macleans of Aros to wed her before she is tracked down.
Tor Maclean, the new chief of Aros Castle, has sworn off marriage. Despite his efforts to scare away the Englishwoman his father arranged for him to wed, Tor is nonetheless drawn to her passion and beauty. But he doesn't know if he can forgive the untruths that have come to light for a chance at a once in a lifetime love...





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“There is SO much to love about this book!... It's passionate and steamy and I loved every passage and word. Tor is a magnificent lover and with Ava, they literally set the pages on fire.” – Kilts and Swords

“I was glued to the pages of this fascinating dramatic romance. Ms. McCollum did not disappoint me with her vivid descriptions, her captivating characters and the storyline was intriguing and masterfully written.” – April, My Book Addiction and More

“One of those books that keep me reading till all hours of the night (morning!) because I couldn't put it down… Tor and Ava's romance is so beautifully written.” – Linda, Goodreads.com review

AUTHOR INFO:

Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical paranormal and YA romance writer. She earned her B.A. in Biology, much to her English professor's dismay. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood of 2009 Golden Heart finalists. The ancient magic and lush beauty of Great Britain entrances Ms. McCollum's heart and imagination every time she visits. The country's history and landscape have been a backdrop for her writing ever since her first journey across the pond. When she is not creating vibrant characters & magical adventures on the page, she is roaring her own battle cry in the war against ovarian cancer. Ms. McCollum recently slayed the cancer beast and resides with her very own Highland hero, rescued golden retriever & 3 kids in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Book Review for Roughing by Jillian Quinn


As the star running back for the Strickland Senators, Sebastian Prince knows what it takes to score on and off the field.
Bash has it all—money, looks, women, and the Heisman. But he can’t get the one thing he wants. Two years ago, Bash lost the only girl who ever made him feel something. And he wants her back.
Tori Reynolds hates football. But she hates Bash even more. After a not-so-chance encounter at a game, Bash has another shot with the girl who got away. While Bash might be a different person than before, Tori is hesitant to let him back into her life.
Bash has never turned down a challenge, and when it comes to Tori, he’s willing to go the distance, and this time, he’s not just looking to score.

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Two years since that fateful night when lies and jealousy broke up the dream couple has seen their lives change dramatically.  But when star college football player Bash decides he can no longer live without Tori the sparks once again fly.  Though they're trying to start fresh there's still lies and truths standing in the way of their HEA in this scorching and fast-paced romance of second chances.

Bash Prince is royalty in the world of football as his father is a famous former player who's amassed millions.  Because of that everyone wants to either be Bash or get with Bash and though that once appealed to him Tori changed him.  Ever since he met and fell for her he knew they'd be together forever as their connection was crackling. Even when a lie led to her walking away from him he does everything in his power to make life better for Tori.  Since the moment they met he became a better man who eschewed partying and focused on his football future.  Now though he's focused on getting her back.  No longer content to wait for Tori to stop hating him he now jumps at the chance to make her fall for him again.  Despite his love for her though there's a secret he's desperate to keep from her which has him selling his body and soul to a nasty and jealous cheerleader.  If Tori finds out the truth will he be able to keep her from hating him all over again or will the truth of his love for her win out this time around?  Bash is a delicious hero whose money allows him to spoil Tori in scenes that felt like Pretty Woman. With his popularity he could've been arrogant but was far from it. He was kind and caring and quick to call-out his teammates for their bad behavior.  He's also quick to make amends and take care of her when he realizes Tori's been hurt once again.  It all makes for a drool-worthy hero teeming with sensuality who has a talent for dirty talk and who I fell for completely.

Tori Reynolds is opposite to Bash in many ways.  She comes from a family lacking in wealth with only her hard working father to support her.  She's not a fan of football but is instead devoted to her education.  She never expected to fall for Bash, but when she did she became consumed.  Discovering him in a compromising situation broke her though and almost destroyed her chance at graduating.  If it weren't for an unexpected scholarship and months of therapy she never would've recovered, though she's left feeling isolated and the object of stares and whispers.  Since then her embarrassment and anger has fueled her hatred of Bash and though she tries to steer clear of him he works his way back into her life slowly but surely.  Just as it seems that HEA is within their reach truths from the past come back to have her running once again.  Tori's a likable heroine in many ways, unique in her looks and loyal to those she calls friend. She's snarky with a good sense of humor.  She's also proud and adamant about standing on her own two feet.  Her self-esteem is a bit bruised though and she's quick to judge which led to her and Bash's original break-up and weighs on them once again.  Her actions frustrated me at times as Bash didn't deserve the anger she felt for him and her unrelenting fears kept me from enjoying their reunion fully.  Despite this, I still enjoyed their connection and rooted for them every step of the way.

This was a fast-paced, second chance romance set in the competitive world of college football.  All the adoration, glamour, and intensity of the sport and its star players was vividly depicted and had me cheering on the sidelines.  Bash was a dreamy hero who treated Tori like a queen, no matter how angry she was at him.  He spent years trying to win her back in subtle and overt ways and it endeared him to me.  Tori's the kind of heroine you can relate to, the heroine you could be friends with.  Her and Bash are combustible together and though their reunion started off as a slow burn it quickly became erotically-charged.  Numerous scorching scenes were balanced with moments of sweetness that kept me fully invested in their relationship every step of the way and had me cheering Bash's grand gesture at the end.  Along with an appealing main couple there were equally enjoyable secondary characters who were loyal and supportive friends with unique personalities that enhanced the collegiate vibe of the story.  Though there was a roughness to the narrative, and over-the-top melodrama surrounding the jealous cheerleader, I still enjoyed this story for its tale of redemption and the power of love.  Overall it's another winner from Ms. Quinn and I recommend it to fans of sports romances and second chances!

My rating for this is a B.

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

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Book Blitz for Random on Tour: Las Vegas by Julia Kent (GIVEAWAY)


The glitz and glamour of Vegas leads to unexpected events as a tell-it-like-it-is woman loses all the savings of the rock band she manages and puts her pride and dignity on the line to recoup the money.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of Random on Tour: Las Vegas by Julia Kent, with its fun and flirty storyline, then add it to your bookshelf.  In honor of this ninth installment in the Random series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $25 bookstore GC too!

Now, you know my mama’s a gambler (sweeper, whatever….), so I guess I got to blame her for a little of this.
When the band got invited to do a big gig here in Las Vegas, I was so excited. Really excited. And when we got here, I was dazzled.
A little too dazzled. I blame the lights and the money and does Vegas pump a scent through the entire town that makes you think you’re a winner, or what?Because I gambled all our money away. And by “our,” I mean the band’s money. All of it. Every dang cent.
Only no one knows. They’d kill me. So I have to find a way to make all that money back.
I have an idea. I got a good body and a smart mind.(Quit laughing).
I can do this. I can fix this.
Really.
It’s just gonna get a little weird for a while.
Random on Tour: Las Vegas is the 9th book in Julia Kent’s New York Times bestselling Random series. When the band performs in Vegas, anything goes – including Darla’s dignity and all of the band’s savings. When a savior appears, though, there’s a trade-off for being rescued. A big one. How far is Darla willing to go?
Oh, please. It’s Darla. Like you have to even wonder...
This book is told from the point of view of Darla, Trevor and Joe.

EXCERPT:

“Did you hear about the woman who died by suffocating on a guy’s penis?” I asked, all out of the blue. That’s how my brain worked sometimes, and hell if I understood it. Given any set of crises, I could compartmentalize and let at least one loose strand of gray matter float off in the wind, brought back by a breeze with a strange little factoid tucked away in the outback, coming forward to be uttered out of my no-filter mouth.
Plus, I needed time for the brain’s back burner to figure out how to give them an answer that fully conveyed my apologies and regret for being so stupid. Given that, why not distract them with a huge-dick story?
Trevor and Joe groaned in unison. They knew how I worked.
“He was from Peters, Ohio, wasn’t he?” Joe asked.
“I’ll get beer. We’re going to need it if this is one of her stories,” Trevor said, standing up and shaking his head as he and Joe exchanged a look I didn’t understand.
“No, not from Peters,” I said. “Trust me, if a guy back home had a cock that big, I’d know about it. Or have been dead long before I met you."
They both froze, then slowly turned to look at me.
Oops.


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AUTHOR INFO:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men's room toilet (and he isn't a billionaire). She lives in New England with her husband and three sons in a household where the toilet seat is never, ever, down.


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Friday, August 18, 2017

Book Blitz for The Boy I Hate by Taylor Sullivan (GIVEAWAY)


Enemies to lovers drives this romance of a cross-country trip between two people whose reunion awakens them to unspoken feelings from the past that could lead to heartfelt truths that will change the connection between them and others forever.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of The Boy I Hate by Taylor Sullivan, then add this New Adult romance to your bookshelf.  In honor of this standalone romance make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $25 Amazon GC too!

Samantha Smiles and Renee Montgomery have been best friends for over a decade. They’ve shared laughs, secrets, and a mutual hatred for one person: Tristan Montgomery, Renee’s older brother. He was the guy every girl wanted, and every guy wanted to be, and it wasn’t uncommon they’d befriend his little sister just to get closer to him. Which was exactly how Samantha became Renee’s saving grace. She was the only girl Renee could trust not to fall in love with her older brother.
Until the one night Samantha spent with him alone, leaving her questioning everything she’d ever known about the blond headed heart-throb.
Years later, Renee asks Samantha to be her maid of honor. With no other option, Samantha is forced to drive cross-country with the focus of their teenage ire.
He was her first kiss.
Her only secret.
Can Samantha survive the trip cross-country with the reckless Tristan Montgomery? The guy who did what he wanted, whenever he wanted, without worry for tomorrow? Or will she discover a different side of him. One that’s sweet, funny, and maybe a little bit vulnerable. And fall completely and helplessly in love for the first time in her adult life with the one man who could cause her to lose her best friend forever?

EXCERPT:

She looked down to the parking lot, seeing his Mustang still parked below, and knew she was about to lose it. She headed for her own room, placed the breakfast on the nearby table, then rid of every last drop of patience, began pounding on Tristan’s door.
“Wake up you lazy bastard! Wake up, or I swear to God I’ll beat this door down with my fists."
A large boom sounded from inside the room, and Samantha smiled with satisfaction as she continued to pound. “That’s right,” she whispered. “Get up you lazy ass--"
But before she could finish her sentence, the door was yanked out from under her. She stumbled forward, barely able to catch her footing, and slammed face first into warm, solid, skin.
She froze, because the glimpse she caught on the way down wasn’t one she ever thought she’d see. It was a very large, very bare, and very “Good morning” version of Tristan Montgomery.
“Please tell me you’re not naked,” she whispered, but it was mostly to herself, because she didn’t really need him to answer. She squeezed her eyes shut, took one step backward, and turned around.
They both stood there, quiet and still, and she tried to recover her heart. The sight of Tristan in nothing more than his birthday suit left her feeling dizzy. She’d seen many naked men in her days, though until now, the only one she’d seen in person was Steven. Especially this close up.
“Well?” he finally asked, when she remained silent.
Well? Well… Tristan was much…larger than Steven. Much larger in every way imaginable.
She cleared her throat, knowing her voice would’ve cracked otherwise. “It’s ten in the morning,” she answered with more confidence than she felt.
“And?” But his voice was thick and husky, and she could swear he was having as difficult a time recovering as she was.
“It’s time to go."
“Is it?"
“Yes,” she said, hating how the tone of his voice sent a shiver down her spine. “And you should really put some clothes on. The people of Utah don’t want to see…that."
He chuckled, but shifted slightly behind her. “Hate to break it to you sweetheart, but a lot of people want to see that."
She cringed, because she knew it was true. Like in high school, she knew women lined up to catch the barest glimpse of Tristan.
He moved quietly behind her, his steps so soft you’d never know they came from a man of his size. “You can turn around now."
She raked her teeth over her bottom lip, taking the very corner and chewing it before turning to face him. He still had no shirt on, his feet were bare, but he wore a pair of old gray sweats resting so low on his hips you could tell he wasn’t wearing anything underneath.
“Aren’t you freezing?” she asked, feeling a shiver run through her own body.
“No,” he said, leaning against the doorway and crossing his feet at the ankles. A tiny grin teased at the corner of his mouth, and she knew he was having too much fun at her expense.
She turned toward the Mustang, not attempting to hide her irritation. “I brought you breakfast,” she said quickly.
“That’s nice of you."
“It’s not nice. Just my way of getting your lazy ass out of bed."
He threw his head back with laughter. “Are you always this pleasant in the morning?"
Pressing her lips together, she wasn’t about to let him to pull her into another argument. “We need to go,” she said, turning on her heels and opening the door to her room.
She walked inside, hoping the action would give him the hint to do the same. “I’ll have your breakfast waiting for you in the car.” But before she closed the door, she could swear she caught him smiling.
“My God.” she whispered, resting her forehead against the wall, taking in all the air she’d forgotten to take over the last two minutes. “Three more days. Just three more days of Tristan Montgomery.” She repeated the last words over and over, gathered up the rest of her belongings, and headed for the car.


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Taylor is mom of three young (or not so young) children she loves more than life. She runs them around endlessly, hoping she looks presentable enough to be out in public, and day dreams about fictional characters. Maybe she's crazy, or maybe she craves the barbie games she played as a little girl a little too much, but that's where her stories are born. It's where they blossom, and grow, and eventually breath life on the page of her stories.
She'd love to hear from you. (Or I'd love to hear from you. I wrote this in 3rd person to sound cooler.)


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Book Cover Reveal for Show Me the Way by A.L. Jackson (GIVEAWAY)

Ms. Jackson has become a favorite author of mine for her emotionally intense and sensual romances that put readers through the wringer alongside her characters in unforgettable tales.  Her upcoming release promises more of her intense storytelling and has me looking forward to this new series starter.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of Show Me the Way by A.L. Jackson, with its tale of an emotionally bruised single dad falling for the woman next door despite all the issues surrounding their being together, then drool over this book cover while waiting for its October 2nd release date.  In honor of this first installment in the Fight for Me series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win 1 of 5 signed copies of this book too!

Rex Gunner. As bitter as he is beautiful.
The owner of the largest construction company in Gingham Lakes has been burned one too many times. His wife leaving him to raise their daughter was the last blow this single dad could take. The only woman he’ll let into his heart is his little girl.
Rynna Dayne. As vulnerable as she is tempting.
She ran from Gingham Lakes when she was seventeen. She swore to herself she would never return. Then her grandmother passed away and left her the deed to the diner that she once loved.
When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows he’s in trouble.
She’s gorgeous and sweet and everything he can’t trust.
Until she becomes the one thing he can’t resist.
One kiss sends them tumbling toward ecstasy.
But in a town this size, pasts are bound to collide. Caught in a web of lies, betrayal, and disloyalty, Rex must make a choice.
Will he hide behind his walls or will he take the chance . . .


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AUTHOR INFO:

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, and BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for A.L. Jackson’s upcoming novel, SHOW ME THE WAY, the first stand-alone novel in her brand-new FIGHT FOR ME SERIES.
If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Book Blitz for Blood Money by Cynthia Rayne (GIVEAWAY)


Readers will be on the edge of their seats with this suspenseful tale of friends who struggle over becoming more as a woman who would do anything for family finds herself the object of one man's obsession while being protected by another who's hesitant to open his heart.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of Blood Money by Cynthia Rayne, then add this exhilarating tale to your bookshelf.  In honor of this third installment in the Lone Star Mobster series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $15 Starbucks GC too!

How far would you go to protect someone you love?
When Jasper Tan joined the Lone Star Mafia, his family said he’d dishonored the Tan name and turned their backs on him. Jasper vowed to never let anyone get close again—until he met Victoria Hale. Vick is a hacker and the outfit’s secret weapon when it comes to digging up dirt on folks. They’ve become the best of friends and Lord knows Jasper wants much more, but he can risk letting her in?
Vick puts her family first as well. Her older brother, Jackson, has been fighting an addiction for years and she’s stayed by his side, even when their parents gave up on him. Jackson owed money to some dangerous people. To save him, Vick compromised her morals by striking a scandalous arrangement with Simon Caldwell.
Infatuation has turned to obsession, and Simon is a cold-hearted, ruthless bastard who’ll stop at nothing to keep Vick. Can Jasper protect her? And will these friends become lovers?


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AUTHOR INFO:

Cynthia Rayne is a USA TODAY bestselling author of the Lone Star Mobster Series, Let it Ride Series, and the Four Horsemen MC Series. While Cynthia was born and raised a damn Yankee in Ohio, her parents hail from Dixie, and she grew up on homemade buttermilk biscuits and southern wisdom. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, reading way too many romance novels, and drinking a truly obscene amount of coffee.


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Book Blitz for The Truth About Porn Star Boyfriends by Sunniva Dee (GIVEAWAY)


A woman finds herself caught up in a romance that seems perfect until the day she finds out her perfect man is a porn star.  This is a theme I've rarely discovered but it holds me captivated and dying to read more.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of The Truth About Porn Star Boyfriends by Sunniva Dee, with its unforgettable couple, then add it to your bookshelf.  In honor of this just-released New Adult romance make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $25 Amazon GC too!

I guess I just forgot.
To ask him what he did for a living, I mean.
And by the time I did, I was in—balls deep, as he’d call it.
He was the perfect boyfriend.
Attentive, gorgeous, guessing my every wish and fulfilling them.
The sex was earth-shattering.
He even dealt with my crazy mom the way no one else could.
He popped the question, God, such a perfect guy.
There was just one issue:
He f*cked other girls on camera for a living.
How the hell do you deal with that?

EXCERPT:

I slept over at his house. I did. I just couldn’t go home after everything he told me. I didn’t accept the invite to come with him on the boat today though. I didn’t ask him if he was going without me either. If he is, wouldn’t he be inviting some “friends,” some Alicias or Silks? I don’t want to know.

It’s not difficult to get my shifts back at Mintrer’sWith Il Signore’s nonna at the hospital, the family spends as much time at her bedside as they can.
Mom calls.
She sounds okay.
I need to verify in person even though Paul is next door, hopefully keeping her busy with his garden statues and homemade fountains. He likes my quirky mother because he’s quirky himself. That’s my guess anyway. I don’t think I can handle any new rocks hurled at Status Quo at the moment, especially not from Mom.
The boat is ready.
I only returned to my house two hours again, and this is what Ciro texts me? I roll my eyes. Frieda lowers the bagel she held up for me—everything or just sesame seeds?—and says, “That isn’t the porn star, is it?"
“Yeah, it’s Drake Constantine.” I pull out the syllables mocking him even though each sound opens my chest again.
“Well, at least he’s got a nice artist name. He’s no Jake daBoner or Cassius Erectus."
I snort.
“Drake Constantine boned me in the ass last night,” she quotes as if from Shakespeare. She gazes beyond the bagel she now holds up like a skull.
I chuckle a little bit, and Frieda smiles. Smiles so wide it makes me feel guilty over everything I’ve put her through. I know she suffers with me. She didn’t sleep last night knowing I was with Ciro.
“What’s he saying?"
“He tells me he’s got the boat ready."
“For that Catalina trip?"
Mhmm."
“You’re not doing that too, are you?” She drops the halves of the bagel into the toaster.
“Not the everything,” I say. “Can I have the sesame seed one instead?"
She presses her mouth together in a stern line but listens and fishes the everything one out and drops the sesame bagel in instead. “Happy now?"
“Very."
“You’re not going, right?"
“No.” I want to slap my heart and my body for agreeing that we should say yes. “I already told you. I’m visiting Mom this morning, and then I’m working. If I get to do some overtime this weekend, I’m happy. I need the money, and I really don’t want to mope around the house."
I’ll wait for you if you’re asleep.
I said I wasn’t going. Can’t. We
I hit “send” before I can finish the “We’re over, remember?” part. It was easier to yell it to him when I was furious. Today, I don’t know how I feel.
Why can’t you? He doesn’t ask about the We part? He knows.
“He’s so stubborn,” I murmur and type again.
Because, when are you seeing someone else for a f*** fest?
He deserves that I’m being crude. Hell, he’s being crude every hour of every work day.
He takes a moment to reply. Long enough for Frieda to scoot a plate and the tub of cream cheese in front of me. “Stop texting with him. You’re only dragging it out. You know that, right? I thought you’d blocked him."
“He has a work phone too. On-freaking-call cell. Ha!”


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AUTHOR INFO:

Between studies, teaching, and advising, Sunniva has spent her entire adult life in a college environment. Most of her novels are new adult romance geared toward smart, passionate readers with a love for eclectic language and engaging their brain as well as their heart while reading.
Born in the Land of the Midnight Sun, the author spent her early twenties making the world her playground. Southern Europe: Spain, Italy, Greece--Argentina: Buenos Aires, in particular. The United States finally kept her interest, and after half a decade in Los Angeles, she now lounges in the beautiful city of Savannah.
Sometimes, Sunniva writes with a paranormal twist (Shattering Halos, Stargazer, and Cat Love). At other times, it's contemporary (Pandora Wild Child, Leon's Way, Adrenaline Crush, Walking Heartbreak, and Dodging Trains, coming in late March 2016).
This author is the happiest when her characters let their emotions run off with them, shaping her stories in ways she never foresaw. She loves bad-boys and good-boys run amok, and like in real life, her goal is to keep the reader on her toes until the end of each story.

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