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Blog Tour - "Carnal Whispers, Mind Stalker" by Reily Garrett | Spreading the Word & GC Giveaway [Blog Tour will run from July 18 - 25, 2016 & Giveaway will run until July 31, 2016]

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Second Sentence Saturday: Sacrificed to the Dragon

SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jess of From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab the novel/novella your currently reading or previously read
  • Open to the first page of Chapter 1 or its Prologue
  • Share the SECOND sentence from that page
  • Share the novel/novella's title & its author, so that other participants can add that novel to their TBR Lists if they want

MY Second Sentence Saturday :

"Sacrificed to the Dragon" [Stonefire Dragons Series, Book 1] by Jessie Donovan - [Amazon Book Link]

She'd been sitting for nearly an hour, and with each minute that ticked by, she started to doubt her eligibility.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT to share either the link to your own SECOND SENTENCE SATURDAY post or share the sentence in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thank You!

Made the Grade: Backstage Pass Series, Book 5

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 197; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1167 KB | Expected Release Date: November 16, 2015 | Publisher: Entangled Publishing : Crush | Obtained: NetGalley

"Abby and the Cute One" [Backstage Pass Series, Book 5] by Erin Butler

Author's Book Description :

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book is as forbidden as the secret romance it contains! It has hot kisses, graphic language, and extreme misbehaving. DO NOT GET CAUGHT WITH THIS BOOK…unless you want everyone to know you believe in true love.

Every member of Seconds to Juliet has a girlfriend—except for Nathan Strong. Now the band's manager is leaning hard on "The Cute One" to play the role of the band's heartthrob. With the band's sales in decline, it's up to Nathan to keep the fans' fantasy alive.

The plan is to stage a fake relationship and a fake breakup, and then let the fans fight to be the one to mend Nathan's broken heart. Just one problem. There's another girl in the picture-one Nathan can't stay away from. In private, Nathan's stealing kisses with the band's new opening act, Abby Curtis.

If they're caught, no one wins. Abby will be fired, and the band might not recover the success they need to survive. But even with the pressure mounting, Nathan and Abby can't stop themselves from stealing one more touch, one more kiss. And it's only a matter of time before it all falls apart.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars, the night before Abby’s audition to become the opening act to Seconds to Juliet (S2J), she meets Nathan Strong. They have a magical moment in time together and both yearn to start something more but with Abby winning the audition the following morning and S2J’s rule about not dating the other talent, having a relationship doesn’t seem possible. Will they find a way to make everything work out for themselves or will they allow others to run their lives for good?

This whirlwind romance will charm you one moment while get you ramped up in the next. In addition, it gives you excitingly fun updates of all the other S2J members! The updates are for those (like me) who can’t help but want to stay on top of what is going on with them all. Yet, what hooks you for good are Nathan, Abby, and their relationship.

You can instantly tell Nathan & Abby have a connection that runs deep, which is why their relationship and this novel is rushed. However, their relationship is written in a way that is so sweet I felt like saying, “Awwww,” within most of their scenes. It has that sweet romance teen factor that can charm you from the beginning and leaves you wanting more.

I recommend this novel to those who are S2J fans and/or those looking for a fairy-tale style teen romance!!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Shop Your Indie/Local Bookstores (IndieBound - Paperback) USD : Aimee and the Heartthrob (Book 1) | Shop Your Indie/Local Bookstores (IndieBound - Paperback) USD : Mia and the Bad Boy (Book 2) | Shop Your Indie/Local Bookstores (IndieBound - Paperback) USD : Daisy and the Front Man (Book 3) | Shop Your Indie/Local Bookstores (IndieBound - Paperback) USD : Anya and the Shy Guy (Book 4) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Aimee and the Heartthrob (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Mia and the Bad Boy (Book 2) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Daisy and the Front Man (Book 3) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Anya and the Shy Guy (Book 4) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Aimee and the Heartthrob (Book 1) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Mia and the Bad Boy (Book 2) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Daisy and the Front Man (Book 3) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Anya and the Shy Guy (Book 4)

Shop Your Indie/Local Bookstores (IndieBound - Paperback) USD : Abby and the Cute One (Book 5)
Kobo (e-Book) USD : Abby and the Cute One (Book 5)
Alibris (Paperback) USD : Abby and the Cute One (Book 5)

Amazon (Kindle) USD : Abby and the Cute One (Book 5)

Amazon (Paperback) USD : Abby and the Cute One (Book 5)
Abby and the Cute One
Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Abby and the Cute One (Book 5)
Abby and the Cute One
Barnes & Noble (Paperback) USD : Abby and the Cute One (Book 5)
Amazon (Paperbacks) USD : Backstage Pass Series

Kobo (e-Books) USD : Backstage Pass Series

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 2 | Book 3 | Book 4

My Previous Mention(s) of this Series' Books/Characters : Second Sentence Saturday: Daisy and the Front Man | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016

Series Extras : Backstage Pass Series - Overview

Book Teaser(s) :
"I'm not a fairy tale girl, no one's going to save me." ~ within Chapter 1 - titled 'Nathan'
The excitement in her mom's voice built. "So, tell me everything. Does Miles really have an accent? Are they just as cute in person? Spill!"
"It's unbelieveable. And yes, they're all totally gorgeous."
Just then, Ryder slipped by, his eyebrow raised. "Sorry, sweetie. I'm taken." ~ within Chapter 9 - titled 'Abby'
Love was like a drug. ~ within Chapter 20 - titled 'Nathan'

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Blog Tour - Carnal Whispers, Mind Stalker by Reily Garrett | Spreading the Word & GC Giveaway

Today I'm showing off Reily Garrett's "Carnal Whispers, Mind Stalker," which is the THIRD novel in her Carnal Series!!

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"Carnal Whispers, Mind Stalker"
[Carnal Series, Book 3] by Reily Garrett

Author's Book Description :
    To know another’s mind is to revel in the depths of truth, cringe in the face of past and imagined horrors, and suffer their dreams, all while searching for balance and serenity.

    Daniele— a young woman, mysterious, gentle, and loyal, cloaks knowledge that could destroy millions while thumbing her nose at fate and hiding in plain sight. Concealing her talent means isolation despite her fantasies of a normal life.

    Marc—owner of Ambrosia, a BDSM club, is determined to coerce his way into her life and her confidence, adapting unique scenes to free her from the shackles of fear and low self-esteem while staying one-step ahead of a psychopathic stalker and a branch of the government that answers to no one.

    Each must rely on the other to survive a world where betrayal and deception, desire and trust, weave a fabric that transcends time.

This book is available to order on :

Amazon (e-Book) USD | Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD | Kobo (e-Book) USD

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads & LibraryThing! **

About the Author :

Reily’s employment as an ICU nurse, private investigator, and work in the military police has given her countless experiences in a host of different environments to add a real world feel to her fiction.

Though her kids are her life, writing is Reily’s life after. The one enjoyed…after the kids are in bed or after they’re in school and the house is quiet. This is the time she kicks back with laptop and lapdog to give her imagination free rein.

In life, hobbies can come and go according to our physical abilities, but you can always enjoy a good book. Life isn’t perfect, but our imaginations can be. Relax, whether it’s in front of a fire or in your own personal dungeon. Take pleasure in a mental pause as you root for your favorite hero/heroine and bask in their accomplishments, then share your opinions of them over a coffee with your best friend (even if he’s four legged). Life is short. Cherish your time.

Book Excerpt(s) :

Pushing open the door on the far right granted a jaw-dropping view framed by French doors and more large windows. Beyond the sand dunes, an offshore breeze stirred dazzling white caps as far as the eye could see. Each wave’s backwash created filaments that floated on restless air currents above tumultuous waters. Waking up to a salty breeze, all cuddled up with Marc Crofton, would star in her dreams for many nights to come.

A massive, ornate iron headboard stood against the far wall. Woodsmen style bedspread and soft, satin sheets covering the king-size bed with storage cabinets underneath provided the perfect stage for exciting nighttime activities. Surely, the occupants rarely slept.

Her life, like the cottage she’d occupied, remained Spartan and utilitarian, unlike this room designed for a man with particular tastes and who could afford the best.

When Pete nudged her forward, she choked on the images flashing through her mind on a continuous, lascivious reel of orgiastic play. Both headboard and footboard contained vertical iron spindles in their grills, perfect for bondage. Would Marc use silken scarves or fur-lined handcuffs?

Several steps in, she stumbled over a plush rug of geometric shapes in neutral shades, thicker than anything she’d ever felt. Ambient light reflecting off the mirror on the tray ceiling dared her to move forward as she envisioned herself bound and at Marc’s mercy.

More pieces fell into place as her gaze took in the leather vest and pants hanging from a hook beside the closet, mirrored sliding closet doors hiding untold devices, and deep storage drawers under the mattress. The entire scene left her speechless. Yet, she should have expected it all. He owned Ambrosia, a BDSM club, and this was an extension of sorts. The darkest fantasies in the farthest reaches of her mind couldn’t conjure such a rich, luxuriant setting tailor-made for any depravity conjured.

How long she stood there, she didn't know. Soft footfalls announced his advance and jarred her mind even if her feet couldn’t budge. It wouldn’t do to have him witness her gawking like a star-struck kid. No wonder he unnerves me. With a few toys added, this would be the perfect stage for a theme room at his club according to her erotic romances.

Refolding the blankets let her size them for the injured shepherd. In hurried motions, she arranged a comfortable bed in the corner.

“Hey, looks good. Thanks. Do you mind bringing in his water bowl?”

His tongue sliding along his bottom lip was captivating yet devastating, like being flogged and discovering you’re a masochist, though she wasn’t. Was she? Despite holding Darius in his arms, the combination of potent virility and standing in what she imagined to be a well-used bedroom stretched her nerves beyond capacity to think clearly.

“S-sure. Be right back.”

The soft tilting of his lips on one side defined her entire focus as she staggered back, turned, and stumbled away. Grateful for the tall ceilings allowing more air to circulate, she plucked at her shirt to fan the heat from her chest. Claustrophobia wasn’t an issue in the great room without Marc’s presence.

Two ceramic bowls sat on either side of the kitchen’s alcove, one blue with black paw prints, and the other green with black paw prints. Each had a chew bone and ball beside it. Maybe those leathers were for horseback riding…

The chew toy and rubber ball slipped from her grasp twice before she’d secured it along with the blue and black dish. Filling the bowl only two-thirds full ensured she wouldn’t spill as she carefully made her way back to his bedroom, probably the last place she should go. Jeez, he owns Ambrosia, for God's sake. What the hell do you think he rides?

“Here we go.” Setting the bowl in front of a groggy Darius, she groaned as a little water sloshed over the sides. She couldn't resist a slow caress of his soft coat after setting his bone and rubber ball beside the bed within easy reach. “I'm so sorry you got hurt, boy.” When she stood and pivoted, Marc loomed over her, his overwhelming presence knocking her off balance both mentally and physically. “I brought his rubber ball.”

“Yes, I see.” He took a small step forward, a few scant inches separating them. Again, his infuriating smile let her know he realized and exploited his arousing effect.

“Y-you don't give them tennis balls. I'm glad…because the felt is extremely abrasive on their teeth. It contains a glue…” How can the room lack oxygen?

“Yes. It does.” A half step.

Only her quickening breaths separated them. His predator’s smile widened.

“I-I've seen canine teeth worn down to nubs before the owners got a clue. They worry and wonder but don't bring the dogs in to figure out what's causing it.”

“Yep, I believe it.” His warm breath fanned across her cheek, minty from the candy he seemed to favor. They shared the same space, the same air, intimate in a way previously unknown.

“I…I'm glad you take good care of your ball, ah, your dogs.”

“I always take care of what's mine.” His gaze could command the very devil himself.

So why did her gaze keep returning to him, like a moth playing with fire? She gulped, looking around frantically for an escape. His close proximity blocked out everything, including her ability to think or decipher anything other than the intense hunger disseminating from him in waves. Maybe spontaneous orgasms aren’t a myth.

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