Thursday, March 28, 2024

Book Blitz for The Professor by Skye Warren (GIVEAWAY)……

Readers get ready to blush with this contemporary, student/teacher romance full of erotic encounters and a bit of the forbidden.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of The Professor by Skye Warren, then add it to your bookshelf.  In honor of this first installment in the Tanglewood University series, make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $5 Amazon GC too!

One night only with a handsome stranger.
Older. Alluring. Savage. Dominant.
No last names or expectations.
Just raw, carnal, filthy pleasure.
I never thought I would see him again.
Until the first day of class. He’s my new professor.
And my ex-boyfriend’s father.
He has a world of secrets in his eyes and the weight of the world on his shoulders. I should stay away from him, but the more I try, the more consumed he gets.
His possessiveness is rivaled only by his secretive nature. He knows everything about me, but mystery surrounds him. Shadows threaten the entire university…and our forbidden love.


“What’s going on out here?” Professor Stratford asks.
Panic pricks every inch of my body. “Nothing.”
He peruses me with deep interest, his dark gaze taking in my tense stance, my messenger
bag clutched to my chest like a shield, the anxiety I’m barely holding back. He turns to Brandon, who shifts his weight, trying to look innocent but with defiance coming through.
“Brandon?” he asks, his voice low.
I hadn’t realized he would know him. After all, Professor Stratford is new to campus. And he teaches an advanced class in the Humanities Department, something Brandon doesn’t need to take as part of his MBA track program.
“Talking to my girlfriend,” Brandon says, his voice tight. “Or do you have a problem with that? Maybe you’d like to get a transcript of our conversation.”
My eyes widen. That’s a super intense way to speak to a professor, especially one who did nothing more than step outside his own office. And it sounds weirdly... personal. “We’re We’re not dating anymore.”
Brandon glares at me, even more pissed off with an audience. “Maybe we would be if you hadn’t gone and slept with—”
An involuntary squeak escapes me.
The man I slept with is standing right beside us, watching us with too-perceptive eyes. “Do you need assistance, Ms. Hill?”
“No, thank you. I’m done talking with him.” I turn to Brandon. “Please leave.”
My ex-boyfriend gets a sulky expression. “I didn’t mean to get so mad, Annie. It just took me by surprise, that’s all. Let’s meet up after class.”
“She asked you to go,” comes Professor Stratford’s voice, silky with threat.
Brandon doesn’t seem to recognize the danger. “I’m an adult now, Dad. You can’t tell me what to do anymore. You can’t send me to my room or ground me.”
For a second, a sweet second, I think it’s a joke. The way Daisy rolled her eyes and said, okay, Mom, when I asked her to put her seat belt on in the cab ride over to the hotel.
For that second, I can believe that these two men, my past and present, my ex-boyfriend and my one-night stand, aren’t related to each other.




Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance. Her books have sold over one million copies. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.


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Monday, March 25, 2024

Book Excerpt Reveal for Raven by D.M.Earl….

Emotions will run high in this fast-paced, suspenseful, and steamy tale of second chances set in the gritty MC world.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Raven by D.M. Earl, then start counting down the days until this sixth installment in the Devil Handmaiden’s MC: Timber Ghost, Montana Chapter series hits bookshelves on April 18th!

A second chance may hurt worse the next time around...
Funny and vibrant Brenna "Raven" O'Brien has experienced her fair share of pain and loneliness. She's always used humor to hide her true feelings of rejection and loss. Always the jokester, Brenna brings joy to those around her. Being needed in IT for the Devil's Handmaidens gives her purpose and a sense of belonging. After being betrayed by the only man she's ever loved, Raven guards her heart from pain at all cost.
But when she comes face to face with the man who destroyed her, everything changes...
Ash Sterling has loved Raven his entire life. He'd do anything to repair the broken shards of her heart. But Raven's pain runs deep, and her pride won't be crushed again. However, when her sister comes back into her life, and the Handmaiden's realize more danger and darkness loom, Raven knows that Ash is the one man who can help her seek the justice her family needs. When boundaries blur and passion ignites, will the pain of the past subside for both of them to find a future together?


“Darlin’, enough of this bullshit. We need to have a grown-up conversation. Yeah, I know, Brenna, something you’re not used to but ya need to hear me out. So is that gonna happen today or do I need to keep coming here ’cause I don’t have a problem with that. One way or another we are gonna talk, you tell me when.”
Before I can say a word, I hear a growl right before Ash is yanked away. When I turn I see Avalanche wailing on him. Fuck, Shadow’s Big Bird is going to kill my Ash. Wait he isn’t mine anymore.
“Avalanche, no, please let him up. Shit, brother, you’re going to kill him, and he isn’t worth it. Avalanche, please.”
He looks up at me then down at Ash, whose face is already swelling. Avalanche drops his head, all that long beautiful brown hair of his covering his face. Then he lets Ash go and stands up. When he offers Ash his hand, my heart wishes I could fall for Avalanche. He’s one in a million.
“Raven, what the hell is going on? I come back here to do a walk by and see this asshole, well cowboy dude, has you pushed up against the cabin. Oh shit, did I interrupt a sexual moment? Are you into what do they call it yeah voyeurism? Oh fuck, didn’t mean to intrude, you two. I can get outta of your hair. Sorry, man, not my intention at all.”
“Avalanche, shut the hell up. No, you didn’t interrupt a tryst at all. And no I don’t like people to see me having sex for Christ’s sake. This is my ex, who suddenly decided we needed to make nice. Don’t know why, but that’s what he’s trying to sell to me. As I told Ash, I’m not buying it, but he won’t take no for an answer. As you can see by his bloody nose, I tried to explain it first vocally then physically. That’s where we are right now.”
Ash has been watching the interaction between Avalanche and me, and the look on his face shocks me. He actually looks hurt. What is that?
“Is he the reason we can’t move on, Darlin’? Obviously you did...uhm, moved on. Good for you. Sorry to bother ya. Hope you both have a nice day. No wait, I actually hope it totally sucks cow balls. You have no idea how hard this was for me to come here, Brenna, and you treat me like a piece of shit on your boot. Was gonna try to explain and hoped you at least would listen, but no, not you. Well, you are getting what you wished for, I’m gone.”



USA Today Bestselling author, D. M. Earl creates authentic and genuine characters while spinning stories that feel so real and relatable that the readers plunge deep within the plot, begging for more. Complete with drama, angst, romance, and passion, the stories jump off the page.
When Earl, an avid reader since childhood, isn't at her keyboard pouring her heart into her work, you'll find her in Northwest Indiana snuggling up to her husband, the love of her life, with her seven fur babies nearby. Her other passions include gardening and shockingly cruising around town on the back of her 2004 Harley. She's a woman of many talents and interests.
Earl appreciates each and every reader who has ever given her a chance--and hopes to connect on social media with all of her readers.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Book Release Blast for The Prince by Amber Allee (REVIEW)…….

 Readers looking for an exhilarating, steamy, and gritty romance will get all that (and a bit more) with this debut novel hitting shelves.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of The Prince by Amber Allee, along with getting my impressions of this debut novel, then add this first installment in the Las Vegas Mafia Series to your bookshelf too!

Luca Falcone has been groomed to be the next Don of his mafia family in Las Vegas. His entire life has been about becoming the man his father can be proud to hand his legacy to. The one rule to survive: leave no witnesses. But what happens when Luca breaks that rule? That choice alters the course of his life and puts his entire future at risk. Can he leave his family's legacy behind, or will the mafia catch up to him and threaten the new future he is trying to build?
Gemma Barone has been dealt a horrible hand in life, but during the spring break of her senior year in college, she meets a man who changes everything with a whirlwind romance. As she settles into her new relationship, ugly truths and haunting mysteries are revealed about the man she now can’t live without. Will she be strong enough to survive the lies and betrayals of what she thought was her fairy tale love story, or will life, once again, deal her a losing hand?



As a debut novel there was much about this book that had a familiar feel, much about the storyline that had a "been there, done that" vibe.  The beginning part felt especially cookie cutter-ish, but with each turn of the page the author gained confidence.  While the early chapters felt a bit rough around the edges, the later chapters felt more polished and definitely pulled me in wholeheartedly.  By The End, I was left breathless from all the twists and turns permeating the world this couple existed in.

Gemma and Luca are opposites in many ways, but their time growing up was rocky for both of them.  For Gemma Barone the hardships and heartaches only made her stronger, made her unwilling to back down when her relationship with Luca hit some roadblocks. She's the kind of heroine you look up to and root for throughout the story to reach her richly deserved HEA.

Luca Falcone was born into the Mafia world and from an early age saw things that a young boy shouldn't see.  Being born into a world of blood, bullets, and secrets has hardened him throughout the years and it's all something he wants to keep secret from Gemma the moment they meet.  This duo crackled from the very start and steamed up the pages in scorching encounters.  Though Luca tried to keep the truth about himself private, his secrets and his past soon caught up to him and Gemma, and put both of them in danger.  From that moment on there's twists and turns, entanglements coming from every direction and cleverly woven into the story by Ms. Allee.  Throughout the story, Luca's a sexy beast!  He's also weighed down by all the secrets that make up his life and they've given him a raw edge.  He has a dark nature, is a bit obsessive early on with Gemma, but I was still drawn to him and the moments of tenderness and sweetness occasionally on display amidst the steam.

On a whole, this was an entertaining tale.  Though it was fueled by a familiar storyline, it kept me glued to all the action happening both in and out of the bedroom.  This was a formidable pairing and I look forward to where life takes them next.  Alongside this memorable main couple was an equally entertaining cast of secondary characters.  Of this secondary cast, it's Luca's mother that was a standout for me.  She was larger than life, bold and brash, and a strong role model for Luca on how to survive in their world.  Though this is Ms. Allee's debut novel, it definitely won't be her last, and it's with bated breath that I start the countdown to when we get to revisit this gritty and suspenseful world!

My rating for this is a B+

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


Amber Allee is a brand-new author with her debut novel The Prince out in early 2024. She started writing in 2015 but finally pulled the trigger to publish recently. Amber loves to write about romance, drama, and suspense along with hot alpha heroes.
She lives in the great state of Texas in the same town she grew up in. She lives there with her husband and two kids. When she isn’t writing, Amber can be found under blankets reading or playing games with her family. She loves to travel and shop. She is the lover of wearing animal print and everything bling!

Friday, March 15, 2024

Book Teaser Reveal for Truth About Bad Boys Anthology……

 Reader's rejoice!  The bad boys are on their way!  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of this collection of deliciously bad boys from some of today's best authors, then start counting down the days until this anthology hits shelves on June 4th!

The trouble with bad boys...They're not the forever type, but the chemistry is too intense to ignore. Their touch sets you on fire. Their kiss makes you crave more. They'll draw you in with their sophisticated charm, break the rules...and your heart. Everything about them is wrong, yet you can’t stay away.
Because sometimes…bad is better.

Don't miss these rugged rebels and the strong women who tame their wild hearts.

***100% of proceeds from this set will benefit Our Rescue to support victims of human trafficking.***

Includes stories from:  SE Rose  |  K.M. Scott  |  Stephanie St. Klaire  |  Morgan James  |  Ellie Isaacson  |  Abbi Cook  |  Elizabella Baker  |  Anna Blakely  |  Kristi Avalon  |  Anna Brooks  |  Brooke O’Brien  |  Victoria Ellis  |  Anise Storm  |  J.C. Thompson  |  Nadia Han  |  Debra St. James


Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Book Release Blast for Pulling Her Resources by Mia Sivan (GIVEAWAY)…..

A divorced woman finds herself drawn to a younger man who soon becomes entwined in her company, making it difficult to balance business with pleasure.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Pulling Her Resources by Mia Sivan, then add this contemporary older woman/younger man romance to your bookshelf.  In honor of this scorching single dad romance, make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $15 Amazon GC too!

In Tel Aviv’s high-stakes business world, Dafna works in a startup teetering on the brink of financial doom. Divorced for six years and starved for passion, she goes on a wild one-night stand with a hot, much younger bartender. But then, the tattooed barman strolls into her startup. Surprise! Turns out he is Erez Ben Ami, the CPA assigned to go over their books with a fine-tooth comb.
Erez is a single dad, with a young brother to support. His boss offers him a dream position, but there’s a catch: first, review a new, promising startup and make it as favorable as possible. His future is on the line, and he must suppress his feelings for Dafna, keeping his hands and other parts to himself.
Dafna can’t stop wanting Erez, he is the man who made her get over her ex-husband. They spend hours together, and soon, they’re using the office desks for more than emails.
Erez is falling for Dafna, she is the woman he has always looked for. When he suspects shady dealings within her company, he finds himself at a loss. Investigating it can cost him his dream job, as well as the love of his life.


He needed to pull back, he was slipping fast down a slippery slope. They were in the quietest corner of the company, but the threat of being discovered was there and very real.
He gave in to his desires, throwing caution to the wind. “Do you want me to make you feel better?” His throat was constricted.
“How?” she whispered.
He nipped her earlobe, sucked it in, savoring the metallic taste of her elegant gold earring.
“With my fingers,” he whispered in her ear. “You know I can make you feel so fucking good.” His voice was husky with need.




Mia Sivan is an Israeli woman who lives, works and loves in Tel Aviv. The city is as much a part of her books as any other character.
Mia has worked as a senior investment manager for many years, and the books she writes draws much from her personal experience, as well as real-life scams that took place in the Israeli financial market.
When not writing or dreaming up steamy scenes, she lives with her handsome husband and even handsomer two sons, and enjoys long walks by the beach (it’s Tel Aviv, it’s never too cold).


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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Book Release Blast for Fiona’s Fury by Roxy Blue (GIVEAWAY)…….

A woman wanting to move on from her ex, and his dangerous rhetoric, finds a new love dangled in front of her if she's just brave enough to grab him.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Fiona’s Fury by Roxy Blue, then learn even more about this book by visiting the other sites hosting this tour.  You'll also get a Top Ten list featuring the author's favorite romances in film.  In honor of this suspenseful, contemporary romance, with a bit of humor combined, make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win 1 of 3 mugs inspired by this book too!

Top 10 Romances in Film
The Widow of St. Pierre
Natural Born Killers
Fight Club
12 Monkeys
The Jacket

This chilling but hysterically sardonic thrill-ride is hard to put down. Smart, sexy, and deeply revelatory, it will send you on an enthralling emotional journey you won’t forget.
Fiona Turner, CEO of Fiona’s Flowers floral shop, hasn’t the time nor inclination to bother with men until she finally meets the face on the other end of the phone. Having remained friends, she never suspected her ex-husband, Quade, would morph into a terrifying, controlling, law-bending monster. When Fiona exhibits the first signs of wanting to move on in life, he threatens to take everything from her. A long weekend at a conference answers all of Fiona’s questions about floral supplier, Bo Thompson, except how she can possibly have him. She’ll never know what she’s missing unless she risks everything for love.




Raised in the South and transplanted to a midwestern New Age community, Roxy Blue writes about the types of down-to-earth characters that dispel the notion of romance being rubbish. After thirteen years as an exotic dancer, she developed a rare autoimmune arthritis that gave her an excuse to settle down and focus more on writing, although she still hoop dances and hikes on the good days. Roxy lives in Asheville, NC with the kind of hunk she likes to read about, and their two ridiculous cats.


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Book Release Blitz for Handsome Devil by Delaney Diamond (GIVEAWAY)…..

A woman hoping to get control of her father's business makes a tempting proposition to her ex-husband with a marriage of convenience that soon has business mixing with pleasure.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Handsome Devil by Delaney Diamond, then add this contemporary second chance romance to your bookshelf.  In honor of this seventh installment in the Quicksand series, fill out the form below for the chance to win a $25 Amazon GC too!

They might both get what they want in this marriage of convenience—if they don’t kill each other first.
Annabelle Buchanan waltzes into Dante Escarra’s office with a singular goal—to persuade him to accept her audacious one-year marriage proposal. Her objective? Taking control of her father’s real estate empire. But Dante is her ex-husband, and their past is littered with hurt and anger.
Dante never once contemplated reuniting with Annabelle, because she broke his heart and left him devastated years ago. But her offer is a tantalizing chance to add an iconic Houston building to his real estate portfolio—a prize he covets more than he’s willing to admit.
As they pursue their respective goals, the lines between business and heart blur. Can they make their marriage work the second time around, or will they both end up with broken hearts—again?


Setting down her food, Annabelle joined Dante to the right of her father.
“I won’t take too much time, but before everyone leaves, I wanted to say a few words.” Clifton clasped his hands together. “I’m so happy to have you all here tonight to celebrate the upcoming marriage of my lovely daughter, Annabelle, and her future husband, Dante Escarra. As many of you know, they were married a long time ago, much younger and in my opinion, perhaps not ready for all that marriage entailed at the time. When they separated, I was heartbroken. I had lost another son.”
Empathetic murmurs filled the room.
“But they’re back together again, and I must say I’m a very happy man. I believe this time their marriage will last because they’ve both grown and experienced life. Dante, welcome back to the family. I hope you stay for good this time.”
Laughter filled the space, and so did a chorus of “Here, here!”
A twinge of guilt filled Annabelle’s chest. She didn’t like deceiving her father, but there was no better way to accomplish her goals.
“I would like to say a few words.”
Her head snapped up at the sound of Dante’s voice.
He extended a hand. Widening her smile, Annabelle placed her hand in his warm clasp.
“What are you doing?” she asked from the corner of her mouth.
Instead of answering, he gazed at her with loving eyes that assuredly fooled everyone there except her.
“This is completely unplanned, but I feel as if it’s necessary. I arrived in this country fifteen years ago at the age of seventeen, searching for the American dream. Years later, I met this beautiful woman and was welcomed into her family. As Clifton said, perhaps Anna and I were too young at the time. I consider myself a very lucky man to have won her heart again. This time, I plan to keep it.”
Without warning, he dipped her over his arm—like a scene out of a 1950s romantic film—and stunned her with a kiss. Camera flashes went off, and cheers and whistles erupted in the night.

His warm hand splayed across her back in support, and his tongue eased apart her lips. The fiery heat of passion and desire rushed through her veins, and liquid heat pooled between her thighs.
Her heart raced. Her knees softened. With a faint whimper, Annabelle curled both arms around the back of Dante’s neck and devoured him in kind, reveling in the firm texture of chest muscles.
Finally, Dante released her lips, and straightened, and Annabelle’s heart pounded in her chest. She couldn’t believe he had done that. She couldn’t believe she had reacted with such unfettered enthusiasm.
She smiled at the assembled crowd, her head swimming and her breathing coming in short, sharp spurts. She never denied Dante was still very attractive, but she hadn’t expected to react to him in that way.
Oh sh*t. She was in trouble.




Delaney Diamond is the USA Today Bestselling Author of more than 50 contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels, and dozens of romance short stories. She reads romance novels, mysteries, thrillers, and a fair amount of nonfiction. When she’s not busy reading or writing, she’s in the kitchen trying out new recipes, dining at one of her favorite restaurants, or traveling to an interesting locale. To get sneak peeks, notices of sale prices, and find out about new releases, join her MAILING LIST. And enjoy FREE STORIES on her WEBSITE.


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Monday, March 11, 2024

Book Release Blast for Famous Last Words by Claudia Burgoa (REVIEW)…..

Ms. Burgoa returns today with this angsty and emotionally engaging second chance romance that readers will be drawn to from the first page to the last.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Famous Last Words by Claudia Burgoa, along with my impressions of it, then add this standalone book to your bookshelf too!

From USA Today bestselling author Claudia Burgoa pens a page-turning tale of hard losses and second chances. This angsty romance will destroy readers' hearts and then put them back together again. Prepare to ugly cry like never before!
I shouldn’t be alive.
I should’ve died in that plane crash.
Instead, I survived.
Thrived, even.
After all, I’m a rock star and a billionaire. There’s nothing I can’t buy.
Nothing, except peace.
And when it all comes crashing down around me...The guilt.
The pain.
The sorrow.
That’s when she appears.
The one woman I’m not allowed to love.
I needed her to fill the void after everything was lost. There she was, ready, and grieving too.
Both of us are broken, shattered people.
So why does she make my heart want to beat again? I need a new reason to keep breathing.
And I think that reason—is her.



The best books pull you in from the very first page, and with each turn of the page, invest you in the characters through every up and down they're subjected to.  Ms. Burgoa does exactly that with this angst-fueled tale of two people whose lives become entwined from an early age and who get put through the wringer on their way to adulthood.

Brahms Ehrenberg & Seraphina St. Clairmont are the stars of this story and they form a strong connection the moment they meet.  Fast friendships and deep bonds were immediately formed in a heartfelt journey that ultimately led to a heartbreaking accident that pulled these bonds apart at the seams.  A love that was just starting to shine too unfortunately gets put asunder due to outside forces.

For years these two remained apart with Brahms, because of such devastating losses, going to a very dark place that had me aching for him.  Things take an even more emotional turn for him when another accident leads him to Seraphina's healing doorstep where years of secrets and lies finally see the light of day in a rollercoaster ride to HEA.

Brahms is a sexy hero whose soul-deep hurts pulled me into his life completely.  Along with the glitz of the rock star life came the lows of loss, loneliness, and addiction.  Ms. Burgoa pulled no punches in the depiction of all he went through and it makes for a more richly rewarding story as he earned the HEA he worked hard to achieve.  Seraphina's a strong heroine who's had her own difficulties with her father's life and death leaving her emotionally and financially in dire straits that Brahms's brother uses to convince her to let Brahms back into her life.  This is a couple that were always meant to be together as their connection was too strong to ignore.

This is a second chance romance with a couple that I quickly became invested in.  They got put through the wringer, both emotionally and physically, in a page-turning ride full of secrets and lies.  This is a beautifully crafted tale that pulled at the heartstrings.  From a childhood friendship to a love that never died, I was rooting for them through every up and down they went through.  Surrounding this epic couple was Brahms's brother who I long to see more of in the future.  The epilogues in this book were also wonderful!  Family letters and glimpse of the future act as a healing balm to leave readers happy and satisfied after all the darkness that came before.

My rating for this is an A.

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


Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author.
She writes alluring, thrilling stories about complicated women and the men who take their breaths away. Her books are the perfect blend of steamy and heartfelt, filled with emotional characters and explosive chemistry. Her writing takes readers to new heights, providing a variety of tears, laughs, and shocking moments that leave fans on the edge of their seats.
She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, her youngest two children, and three fluffy dogs.
When Claudia is not writing, you can find her reading, knitting, or just hanging out with her family. At nights, she likes to binge watch shows or movies with her equally geeky husband.