Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Book Tour for Ruthless King by Meghan March (REVIEW)


Readers will find themselves entranced by this tale of a woman whose life is in shambles after the deceits of her dead husband leave her family’s legacy on the brink of bankruptcy.  Desperate to keep her family’s distillery in business she ends up selling her soul to a domineering and controlling man who holds all of New Orleans in the palm of his hand in an agreement teeming with eroticism.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Ruthless King by Meghan March, along with my impressions of this gritty and suspenseful romance, then add this first installment in the Mount trilogy to your bookshelf!

Get ready for the darker and dirtier side of New Orleans with a brand new alpha romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan March.
New Orleans belongs to me.
You don’t know my name, but I control everything you see—and all the things you don’t.
My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met.
I didn’t need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt.
To have her in my debt.
She doesn’t know she caught my attention.
She should’ve been more careful.
I’m going to own her. Consume her. Maybe even keep her.
It’s time to collect what I’m owed.
Keira Kilgore, you’re now the property of Lachlan Mount.


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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

The moment readers meet Lachlan Mount they’ll be left conflicted.  He’s an enigma who’s not easily seen as a hero as he cold, controlling, and a bit cruel. Despite that you can’t help being drawn to him and desperate to know more about his mysterious past.  He’s not at the forefront of this series starter, but his commanding reputation permeates the entire story and he’s never far from our thoughts.  He exudes power and eroticism and his sensual web captured me in a haze that had me frantically turning the pages.

Keira Kilgore, the feisty heroine who tells it like it is, is equally conflicted when it comes to the man who controls the future of her family’s distillery.  Discovering that her dead husband’s betrayals have left her in debt to a man feared throughout New Orleans changes her life irrevocably in a battle that has her discovering things about herself as she tries to save her family’s legacy.  Keira’s always been the good daughter, dedicated to her family’s distillery and focused on being a successful businesswoman.  She never did the unexpected, never gave into temptation.  She’s a tough woman, unafraid to stand up for herself, and doesn’t like relying on others.  The one time she threw caution to the wind she ended up married to a man whose life was a complete lie and who betrayed her in oh so many ways.  Being beholden to a man like Mount is frustrating on many levels and it makes for a combustible connection from the very start.  He pushes every one of her buttons, has her questioning everything about her sexuality, and leaves her hating him but wanting him too.  Through it all Keira’s a likable heroine with a strong backbone whose verbal sparring makes for an erotically-charged battle of the sexes.  It’s a war where winning isn’t easily defined but it’s entertaining watching each of them try to control the other.

Lachlan Mount’s a man of mystery who knows everyone’s secrets and is willing to use those secrets to get what he wants.  He easily manipulates through fear and by using your own desires against you.  He treats people as puppets in dramas he creates for shear entertainment.  It’s given him a much-deserved reputation of being a cold-hearted bastard whose guilty of every crime he’s accused of.  That reputation fuels the connection between him and Keira and makes for a verbal war of words that felt more like foreplay.  His demands are erotically-charged and led to scorching scenes that left Keira confused and readers blushing.  He’s not a romantic man, his words are sometimes crude and his actions cold, but he’s a man you won’t forget.  Those rare moments of care and concern he shows towards Keira intrigue me though and have me holding out hope that she’ll bring out a softer side to him.  As this series progresses I look forward to learning more about the man behind the mystique and to see who the victor will be as he and Keira continue to spar.

This is a gritty read with larger than life characters.  Keira’s a heroine you can’t help but root for as she gives as good as she gets.  In her battle with Mount it’s clear she’ll do what’s necessary to save her family’s legacy, but at the same time she’ll do what she must to save herself and not get lost in the sensual haze surrounding him.  Mount’s not an easy man to like but he’s a man who takes over every scene he’s in.  His moods are mercurial which kept me on edge trying to guess what he’d do or say next.  Together they make for an uncomparable couple whose scenes are crackling and whose banter was teeming with sexual tension.  Their sexy interludes weren’t exactly romantic but they definitely left me parched and rooting for Keira to finally take control. Along with this bold main couple there were a few secondary characters that stood out.  Keira’s friend Magnolia intrigued me greatly as she‘s a strong-willed woman, outspoken and a strong support for Keira.  She’s an escort/madam who knows plenty of secrets of her own and has always tried to push Keira to embrace the longings she’s long kept hidden.  Mount’s driver Scar also grabbed my attention for his quiet yet commanding presence.  He does Mount’s bidding but it’s clear he’s a man not to be messed with.  This first installment in the Mount Trilogy laid some compelling groundwork as a few secrets were revealed and moments of foreboding were unleashed.  Amidst all the sensual haze was a bit of suspense as it’s clear that Lachlan Mount’s not the only danger to Keira.  Readers who dislike cliffhangers will be frustrated by being left hanging but will forgive Ms. March as it’s one heckuva cliffhanger she crafted.  Though I saw it coming it still has me excited for the next installment and to see where the opening of this can of worms takes us!

My rating for this is an A.

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

AUTHOR INFO:

Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Book Release Blast for Dignity by Jay Crownover (GIVEAWAY)


Readers who enjoy gritty reads with unforgettable characters will want to immerse themselves in the emotionally intense worlds Ms. Crownover crafts.  With this new release readers will be hanging on tight as a bad boy full of brains and brawn plays the unexpected hero to a tough girl who ends up running from trouble.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Dignity by Jay Crownover, then get ready to add it to your bookshelf.  In honor of this second installment in The Point series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win signed print copies of Ms. Crownover’s Welcome to the Point series, as well as The Breaking Point series, along with a $25 Amazon GC too!

Looks can be deceiving.
I knew that most people took one look at the ink and the impossibly big and strong body it covered and decided I was a brawler…a bruiser…a beast. However, I was hardwired to be a thinker, not a fighter.
I should have chosen to use my brain and talents to be one of the good guys, a hero, a man with dignity and worth.
I turned my back on dignity and sold my soul to the highest bidder, deciding to dance with the devil, instead.
I couldn’t figure out how to help myself, so there was zero chance I knew how to save someone else.
That someone else was Noe Lee. She was the unkempt, unruly thief who was just as smart as I was and twice as street savvy. She was annoyingly adorable beneath the dirt and grime, and she was in trouble. In way over her head, I told myself it wasn’t my job to keep her from drowning. In the Point, it was sink or swim, and I wasn’t the designated lifeguard on duty.
I shut the door in her face, but now she’s gone…vanished…disappeared without a trace. It took less than a second for me to realize that I wanted her back.
When a woman comes along that melts all the frozen, hard things you’re made of; you’ll do anything you have to, to bring her home.
What you see is not always what you get…and with a man like me, what you get is more than anyone ever bargained for.

EXCERPT:

Protective and possessive instincts coiled around my gut and rage felt like it was going to choke me. I was so used to being cold and numb, I didn’t know what to do with the fire that was licking at my insides.
“I saw him take her out of the trunk when they got to the docks. He moved like a cop. Not the kind who is there to actually protect and serve, but the kind who pulls you over for no reason and slaps cuffs on you to prove a point. I was locked up for a lot of years, boy genius. I know what a dirty cop looks like. He had a busted-up nose and stitches on the side of his face. Should be pretty easy for Titus to identify him.”
Titus King was Bax’s half-brother and the only law enforcement officer in the entire city any of us slightly trusted. He was one of the few men the Point hadn’t tainted. He was a good guy, trying to do right by the people in our city, and he wouldn’t hesitate to throw Goddard’s dirty cop under the bus. But I didn’t want anyone going after the Mayor. His sadistic ass was all mine.
“Do you think they made it out of the container after you hit it with the truck?” That had been my idea. Nassir was only sending in Booker and Benny to get Noe out, but I didn’t think it was enough fire power. Since he refused to let me go, even siccing Chuck on me as a babysitter until the job was done, I made Benny go over the plan with me no less than a hundred times until I came up with a better one. Knocking the container sideways with one of the big semi-trucks that littered the area would give Benny the time he needed to get Noe out and distract the outside security detail enough that Booker could do his thing. It was a risk because the people inside the container—including Noe and Benny—might have ended up injured when the thing flipped, but the odds of them making it out were much higher than if Benny tried to take on everyone on his own.
“If Benny made it out, we won’t hear from him again. That was the deal he made with Nassir. He would get your girl and then disappear, so he can go and live happily ever after with his. As for the rest of them,” he shrugged, “I guess we’ll find out soon enough. Your girl said someone had a gun, so if they were shooting at Benny, he would do whatever he could to make sure they stopped. He’s not about to catch a bullet for any of us. I know you want that asshole alive for your own reasons, but honestly, it’s better if Benny popped him.”
It was better, but it wasn’t what I wanted. A bullet between the eyes was way too easy for a guy like Goddard. People would bemoan how bad the Point had become, how Goddard had been a staunch supporter of crime prevention measures. He would die a martyr and a legend. I couldn’t stand the thought of that. I wanted who Goddard was, who he really was, out in the open. I wanted his mansion doors flung wide open and every skeleton inside the walls exposed and thrown out on the perfectly manicured lawn for the entire world to see. I hated people who hid behind the law. I hated when men in any position of power got off on using their elevated status to jerk the helpless and hopeless around. Death wasn’t the answer. Devastation was.
I closed my eyes and squeezed the cold, still hand that was clasped in mine. Failure weighed heavy on my shoulders and fury lit up my blood like popping and sizzling firecrackers.
“When do we ever end up with anything that’s better for us?” That wasn’t how the Point worked. That wasn’t how we worked.
Booker grunted and I felt him move behind me. “It happens. It doesn’t seem like better should be able to find a foothold in this place, but despite all odds, it does.”


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THE PREVIOUS INSTALLMENT IN THE BREAKING POINT SERIES...

Don't be fooled.
Don't make excuses for me.
I am not a good man.
I've seen things no one should, done things no one should talk about. Honor and conscience have no place in my life. But I've fought and I've survived. I've had to.
The first time I saw her dancing on that seedy stage in that second rate club, I felt my heart pulse for the first time. Keelyn Foster was too young, too vibrant for this place, and I knew in an instant that I would make her mine. But first I had to climb my way to the top. I had to have something more to offer her.
I'm here now, money is no object and I have no equal. Except for her. She's disappeared. But don't worry, I will find her and claim her. She will be mine.
Like I said, don't be fooled. I am not the devil in disguise… I'm the one front and center.

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AUTHOR INFO:

Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, the Point Series, the Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.


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Book Blast for Hide and Seek by Desiree Holt (GIVEAWAY)


Readers will be on the edge of their seats while reading this romantic thrill ride about a woman whose life is on the line as a man bruised by love comes to her rescue.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of Hide and Seek by Desiree Holt, and discover even more about this book by visiting the other sites hosting this tour, then add it to your bookshelf.   In honor of this first installment in the Vigilance series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a Kndle Fire 7 with Alexa too!

Anything can happen when you let your guard down...
After receiving a violent threat on the heels of her father’s disappearance from the town of Arrowhead Bay, Devon Cole fears for her life—until Vigilance, a local private security agency, steps in to shield her from danger. Although she isn’t usually quick to surrender her freedom, she has no problem stripping her defenses for her new sexy bodyguard...
Tortured by the painful memory of lost love, Logan Malik is determined not to fall for a client again. So when he’s tasked with watching over Devon day and night, he’s focused on doing his job. Day is no problem, but as tensions rise at night, nothing can protect them from giving in to unbridled passion...

EXCERPT:

He wasn’t as much shocked by his physical reaction as by the fact that it happened at all. For a long time now, he’d managed to keep a clamp on his sex drive and take it out only when required, like taking aspirin for a headache.
“You’re a smart woman,” he congratulated her. “I didn’t know if you’d play along with me.”
She inhaled an unsteady breath and blew it out. “I took a chance. You could have been worse than they were.”
“Still, that shows brains and quick thinking. Good for you.” He studied the interior of her car. “Wow. They did a number with that window. Don’t move. There’s chunks and pebbles everywhere.”
She stared at him, studying his face. “You promise you aren’t the second wave? You know, like good cop, bad cop? The bad guys threaten me and you come along and win my confidence by helping me?”
“Nope. Scout’s honor.”
“I, uh, saw that you have a gun.”
“So did those jackasses. I wanted them to see it.” He smiled at her. “But I only use it as part of my job.”
She caught her lower lip in her teeth. “They just came at me out of nowhere and ran me off the road. Then they boxed me in and smashed the window.”
“Later I’ll want all the details. Right now let’s get you out of here.”
“Do you know who they are? Those men?”
“No.” His voice hardened. “But I know other garbage like them.”
She swallowed. “So who are you, anyway?”
“Oh. Sorry.” He winked at her, and the tension in her body visibly eased. “Logan Malik. Savior of women in danger.”
“Devon Cole.” She dug up a smile. “Woman in danger who needed saving.”

AUTHOR INFO:

USA Today best-selling and award-winning author Desiree Holt writes everything from romantic suspense and paranormal to erotic, a genre in which she is the oldest living author. She has been referred to by USA Today as the Nora Roberts of erotic romance, and is a winner of the EPIC E-Book Award, the Holt Medallion and a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice nominee. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The (London) Daily Mail, The New Delhi Times and numerous other national and international publications.  Desiree loves to hear from readers.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Book Tour for NSFW by Piper Lawson (GIVEAWAY)


A game between a boss and his assistant soon takes an erotic turn in this standalone romance of opposites attracting.  When a fiery assistant declares war on her cold and commanding boss sparks fly in a battle of the sexes that changes their lives irrevocably.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of NSFW by Piper Lawson, and discover even more decadent delights about this book by visiting the other sites hosting this tour, then add it to your bookshelf.  In honor of this fun and flirty romance make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $25 Amazon GC too!

Being bad never felt so good...
The office is full of rules. Everything is off-limits. Making a charity calendar of the sexy guys on your floor? Not allowed. Shrinking your boss' underwear when he sends it for dry-cleaning? Can't do that either.
But those things keep the natural balance. See, Avery Banks, our resident rising star, is a shark. The tall, blond, and gorgeous kind with zero patience and even less forgiveness.
Good thing I'm the Mae West of executive assistants. I live to put grown men in their place.
He wasn't supposed to find out...
Now he's made it his personal vendetta to screw me the way I screwed him. I'm at his beck and call, 24/7, for every humiliating, meaningless request.
Until we stumble on a new game. One we both want to play. One we both need to win.
And once we start...I'm not sure Avery wants to replace me.
I'm not sure I want him to.
All I want is more of this. The fire under the ice. What happens behind closed doors.
It's twisted, and so damn hot. But he's my boss. And with the company coming off a scandal even I couldn't engineer? What we're doing is strictly NSFW.
Lucky for me, Avery and I have one thing in common...
We both suck at following the rules.

EXCERPT:

“That was unprofessional as hell.” His furious voice dragged down my spine.
“They loved it. No one got hurt. Those clients will be eating out of your hand by the end of the night.”
“That’s what you’re after. Men eating out of your hand.”
The yellow light cast long shadows in the small room. In the corner of my eye Avery’s reflection bounced back at me from the mirror over the sink. The tightness in his body. The arm braced over my shoulder, as if I’d slip past him otherwise.
My mouth curved, and I hoped to hell he didn't see it tremble. “Depends on the man.”
The sink dripped every few seconds, the only reminder of where we were.
Country music drifted through the door. I felt it in my back.
But most of my attention was taken up by the man looming over me. His shoulders blocked out the light, his face half cast in shadows.
“If I told you to get up in the morning and go to bed at night, I bet you’d do something else. Just to defy me.”
“It does bring me some small satisfaction,” I admitted.
“I’m not getting any satisfaction, Charlotte.”
The struggle was evident in the lines of his face. The tension in his body.
I angled my chin up, my heart racing against my ribs.
He shot me a dark look and my breath caught, fire starting in my belly. I felt the tension in his arm braced over my shoulder.
“I’m wound so fucking tight I could snap.”
Sensations shooting from my waist down had me sucking in a breath. I realized his fingers had found my waist, over my thin top. Pressing just hard enough to hold me in place.
I didn’t even know if he was aware of it but I sure as hell was.
“And under that smug smile, I think you are too. I think fighting with me turns you on.”
His thumb caught the edge of my shirt, and the next upward stroke had his skin rubbing mine. I gasped.
This was crossing a line. Each touch grazing my bare skin crossed that line.
“Tell me. Under these—" his hand spanned my hips, pressing along the top of my leggings just below my stomach “—are you soaked?”
It took a minute for me to get past his hypnotic voice, the sight of his lips inches from mine.
Sht.
I was afraid, but not of him. Of the scorching chemistry that’d risen up from nowhere.
I knew we’d not only crossed a line, but obliterated it.
I knew it before his hand found mine. The intimacy of it stole my breath.
Until he lifted two of my fingers to his mouth. Wrapped his tongue around them.
Fire streaked down my spine.
Holy hell. The pull of his mouth drew a cord that tugged on my whole spine, ending in the pulsing heat between my legs.
What are you—?
I realized I didn’t say the words out loud because I couldn’t find my voice.
He moved my hand to my waist, dragged both our fingers along the waistband of my pants in a way that had me biting my lip. “Let’s find out.”


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AUTHOR INFO:

I read and write stories where the girls aren’t doormats, the guys aren’t asshats, and secondary characters aren’t second-class citizens. A card-carrying millennial, I have two business degrees and zero hope of starting a fashion label (unlike my Travesty characters). I crave quirk the way some people crave kink, and believe life is too short not to do what—and who—you love.


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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Book Spotlight on Blindsided by K.D. Grace


Fans of the urban fantasy genre will find themselves quickly consumed by this erotically-charged tale full of suspense as a woman newly-turned into a vampire sets out to save the men who’ve changed her life irrevocably.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of the uniquely crafted Blindsided by K.D. Grace, then add this second installment in the Medusa’s Consortium series to your bookshelf!

In New York City, away from those she loves, living with the enigmatic vampire, Desiree Fielding, Susan Innes struggles to come to terms with life as a vampire whose body serves as the prison for a deadly demon.
When Reese Chambers arrives unexpectedly from England, desperate for her help, she discovers that Alonso Darlington, his lover and her maker, has been taken captive and Reese has been warned to tell no one but her. Before the two can make a plan, Susan receives her own message from a man calling himself just Cyrus. He not only holds her maker prisoner, but also her lover, the angel Michael. If she wishes to see either of them alive, she’ll come to him and not tell Magda Gardener, the woman they all work for and fear.
With no help coming from Magda or her Consortium, Susan and Reese must turn to the Guardian – the terrifying demon now imprisoned in her body. He alone can help them, but how can she possibly trust him after all he’s done?

EXCERPT:

It was a dark place where she found him, with walls so high only a small patch of starlight was visible above, but she was a vampire now. She didn’t need the light, and he, well he had never needed the light, had he? He stood naked with his back to her. He was broad of shoulder. There were white scars like latticework across muscles stretched taut over his shoulder blades. At first she thought they were from a whip, but as she drew nearer, she saw that they were more geometric in form, as though perhaps they were some sort of ancient ceremonial writing. She traced the shapes of them with the tips of her fingers, and his muscles rippled with the sensation. With a start she realized she’d never seen his body before.
“That is because I have none,” came his reply“Only in dreams can I wear the flesh of my choosing.”
“You’ve worn flesh often enough. I would have thought it was always of your choosing,” she said, making no effort to hide her bitterness.
“It was not my own, though. That pleasure, I have never known.”
“Only in dreams, you say. Then this is a dream.”
“You know that it is.” He didn’t turn to face her but leaned toward her, and she slipped her arms around him and rested her head on the flat of his back. His belly tensed at the touch of her hands, and he caught his breath in a soft moan. “Touch is what I longed for most,” he said. “I thought the lack of it would drive me insane while I languished in my previous prison. But here, with you, I’m closer to touch than I would have thought possible. I do not mind it, you know. It is no hardship to be nestled inside you, close to your heart.”
She released him and took in their surroundings once more. “This is the place I’ve created for you?”
He pulled her arms back around him and sighed with contentment as she laid her head against him once more. “This is how I have decorated. The place you created for me was only the shape of myself, both boundless and infinitesimal. Oh, it did not matter. I could see through your eyes, feel through your flesh, even though it no longer lived as it once did, even though you never spoke to me. I hoped that someday you would.”
“And when I refuse, you come uninvited into my dreams?”
“All dreams are uninvited, Susan, and perhaps this time it is you who have come uninvited into my dream.”
She thought about that for a moment. Was it even possible to visit the dreams of a demon? Did demons even have dreams?
“Susan?”
“Yes?”
“If I had come to you more gently, if I had courted you and companioned you and been patient with you in the ways of your world, would you have loved me?”
“You never gave me that chance.”


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AUTHOR INFO:

Voted ETO Best Erotic Author of 2014, K D Grace believes Freud was right. It really IS all about sex—sex and love—and that is an absolute writer’s playground.
When she’s not writing, K D is veg gardening or walking. Her creativity is directly proportional to how quickly she wears out a pair of walking boots. She loves mythology, which inspires many of her stories. She enjoys time in the gym, where she’s having a mad affair with a pair of kettle bells. Her first love is writing, but she loves reading and watching birds. She adores anything that gets her outdoors.
K D’s novels and other works are published by Totally Bound, SourceBooks, Accent Press, Harper Collins Mischief Books, Mammoth, Cleis Press, Black Lace, and others. She also writes romance under the name Grace Marshall.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Book Spotlight on Rescuing Bryn by Susan Stoker

Readers will find themselves quickly consumed with this tale of opposites attracting as a former soldier, broken by his past and looking to be left alone, captures the unwanted attention of a sweet and kind young woman.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Rescuing Bryn by Susan Stoker, with its suspenseful tale of unexpected love and overcoming disability, then add this sixth installment in the Delta Force Heroes series to your bookshelf!

When you're a Delta Force soldier, you see a lot. Often too much. But nothing can ever prepare you to see your entire team die before your eyes...
The loss of his Delta brothers--and his arm--has Dane "Fish" Munroe still struggling months later. He's moved to Idaho, where an isolated lifestyle is making things worse, not better. Not that there's anyone left to care.
Actually, Bryn Hartwell cares. In fact, she tries to surreptitiously make life just a little easier for the mysterious man who comes into the grocery where she works late at night, only to get a tongue lashing for her trouble. Still, he's obviously hurting; someone has to worry about him, spurring Bryn to nurse Dane when he hits a particularly low point.
Intrigued by the quirky, kind, socially awkward woman, Dane allows himself to get close to someone for the first time in ages. A potentially epic mistake--because when her interest in the prepper lifestyle puts Bryn in the hands of a homegrown terrorist, losing her could put Dane's mental recovery permanently out of reach.
But once a Delta, always a Delta. And there's a team in Texas ready to have Dane's back at a moment's notice.

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AUTHOR INFO:

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all-American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She's married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country.
She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Book Blitz for Meeting His Match by Shannyn Schroeder (GIVEAWAY)


Readers will find themselves drawn to this tale of family legacies and hidden identities as two matchmakers vie to see who’s better at finding love.  Sparks fly as the romance heats up in this fun and flirty read.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Meeting His Match by Shannyn Schroeder, then add this scorching romance to your bookshelf.  In honor of this new standalone romance make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $10 bookstore GC along with a signed copy of one of the books in Ms. Schroeder’s For Your Love series to a US reader too!

Malcolm “Mac” Sterling has one goal: take over the family matchmaking business. His final obstacle? Host his family’s new dating show and prove he can help each contestant find true love. One catch. Mac’s meddling mother has approved a co-host, a so-called expert who seems impervious to his charms. Now he could lose everything, because if his co-host proves she’s the better matchmaker, he can say goodbye to his legacy.
Natalie “Gem” Hale never intended for her alter ego as an online dating expert to get her the opportunity of a lifetime—or for that opportunity to come with a co-host who’s as infuriating as he is tempting. But she didn’t get this far by backing down from a challenge. All she has to do is keep her secret identity a secret.
Except as sparks fly and the competition heats up, Mac realizes his co-host is hiding something. He’s just got to figure out what.

EXCERPT:

Natalie had enjoyed her day away from TV and cameras and most of all Malcolm. At least she tried to, but then yesterday afternoon she’d received the message that Brad wanted to see her in his office first thing in the morning.
Her immediate thought was that he’d found out she’d crashed Malcolm’s party for Melissa. She spent the rest of her evening rereading her contract to make sure she hadn’t done anything wrong. She was in the clear. No breach of contract that she could find. So Malcolm could just suck it.
Before walking through the door of the studio, she applied a fresh coat of lipstick and fluffed her hair. Gem would not lose this contract. Natalie’s life was circling the drain a bit, so Gem had to hold it together.
In reception, she didn’t even get a chance to sit and relax to gather her thoughts. Malcolm leaned against the wall and smiled when he saw her. She tried to forget the last time she’d seen him. She’d wanted to invite him up to her place.
She’d tried to convince herself it was the alcohol she’d consumed and the fact that he’d been nice to her, but looking at him now, she knew better.
“Good morning,” he said, tucking his phone back in his pocket.
Damn. Even his voice was smooth. First thing in the morning. Life wasn’t fair.
“Is it? A good morning?” she asked. “Did you think that by tattling on me to Brad you’d get rid of me? Think again. I read my contract.”
He angled his head slowly and narrowed his eyes. “Tattled on what exactly?”
“That I crashed your party. What else?” Nat’s stomach flipped. What else indeed?
Malcolm pushed away from the wall in a smooth, graceful motion and stepped closer. He made Nat nervous with the movement. But nervous in a good way, like anticipation, which was horrible.
“You believe your little spying session worried me? I have nothing to hide.” He took another step, putting him as close as they had been the other night outside the bar.
Nat locked her knees so she wouldn’t move. The problem was she wasn’t sure if she’d step away or toward him.
He lowered his head, his mouth close to her ear, and spoke quietly. “How about you? What are you hiding?”
A shiver skated down her spine. “Nothing,” she whispered. Then she swallowed hard.
“They’re ready for you,” the receptionist called. “Conference room one on the left.”
Nat stepped away from Malcolm. This had to stop. She didn’t know what game he was playing, but she didn’t want to be a part. At least that’s what she kept telling herself.
Malcolm turned and held out a hand for her to go first. As she passed, his hand landed on the small of her back, right at the curve of her ass, like it had the other night. The touch caused a hitch in her stride, and she glanced at him over her shoulder, going for a haughty look.
She wouldn’t let him know the warm brush of his fingers made her heart race.
“Problem?” he asked.
“Not at all.”
They arrived at the room and Malcolm reached around her to open the door.
“Are you always a gentleman?”
He lowered his head again and she braced for the sensation of his breath on her skin. “Not always.” He paused for a blink. “But I do always allow a woman to go first.”
Nat clenched her teeth. Her mind raced at the innuendo and all the ways he would be a gentleman and when he wouldn’t. She inhaled deeply and walked into the conference room.


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AUTHOR INFO:

Shannyn Schroeder is the author of the O’Learys series, contemporary romances centered around a large Irish-American family in Chicago and the Hot & Nerdy series about 3 nerdy friends finding love. Her new series (For Your Love) currently has 3 titles out - Under Your Skin, In Your Arms and Through Your Eyes. When she’s not wrangling her three kids or writing, she watches a ton of TV and loves to bake cookies.


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