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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.

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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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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Feasted On: Arlington Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 230; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1228 KB | Expected Release Date: September 28, 2015 | Publisher: Entangled Publishing : Embrace | Obtained: NetGalley

"This Book Will Change Your Life" [Arlington Series, Book 1] by Amanda Weaver

Author's Book Description :

A new adult romance from Entangled's Embrace imprint...

Take a chance and change your life...

College was supposed to be where Hannah’s hard work paid off, but the major in honors chemistry she’s been working towards since childhood is slipping away. Worse, she’s not sure she wants it anymore. Salvation comes from an unlikely place—a used bookstore and Ben, the passionate college senior who works there.

Ben’s trapped in a life mapped out for him. Trapped in a future career as a lawyer to make his father happy. Trapped pursuing a girl he doesn't even like because she fits into a world he doesn’t want, but can’t escape. But then he meets Hannah. And for the first time, he knows what it means to truly want something.

So he gives in to being her friend. Then to wanting her. Then to kissing her. And within the freedom of his impulsivity, both of their carefully planned lives begin to fall apart...

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! Since Hannah was four years old, she has been doing science experiments with her father. It was their thing. They were so into it together that she got into the honors program in chemistry her freshman year of college. However, she realizes as she flunks her first college chemistry test that what she always believed to be her future isn’t what she wants any more. It is all made even clearer when she meets Ben, finds Prometheus Books, and discovers a love of reading that she never realized before. One book and guy really did “change her life.”

This compelling read is PERFECT for any romance book lover! Set in a New Adult genre, while Ben brings to life a love of reading in Hannah he takes the reader into his passion for reading too, it is foolish to resist his excitement for reading and it encouraged me to be excited for this novel. I liked how Ben & Hannah’s relationship unfolds while showing the struggle they both have trying to please their families and the difficulties that ensue through it all. An impassioning read can leave you reeling from one moment to the next. Nevertheless, I was enthralled and so happy with how it turns out.

I recommend this novel to those looking for a unique NA contemporary romance.

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Author's Novel Extras :

Book Teaser(s) :
"Well, what do you like to read?"
My face goes warm again. "I'm not...much of a reader, I guess."
A pause. "Not much of a reader?" He frowns, like the very idea is incomprehensible. I've probably just offended him or something. Come to think of it, saying, "I'm not much of a reader" in a bookstore is kind of like swearing in church. ~ within Chapter 1 - titled 'Hannah'
"Books can be dangerous. You never know when they're going to blow up, and what they'll take out when they do. Why do you think dictators are so fond of burning them? One idea can lead to another, and then before you know it, people are going crazy having thoughts and opinions and stuff." ~ within Chapter 5 - titled 'Hannah'
"World of Books?" I groan. That place is soulless--like Starbucks for books. "You're killing me."
"Well, there's that one right near campus--"
"I know, I know. Sorry it sucks."
"Me, too. But it didn't feel right going back to Prometheus without you there. I don't want anyone else to help me find a book."
My heart soars, and we're getting into a groove now where it feels natural to give her a hard time. "So you went to the soulless corporation instead? Hannah, that's probably the sweetest thing anyone's ever said to me." ~ within Chapter 14 - titled 'Ben'

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Blog Tour - Angels Fly by Donna Simonetta | Spreading the Word & GC Giveaway

Today I'm showing off Donna Simonetta's "Angels Fly," which is her DEBUT novel!!

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"Angels Fly"
by Donna Simonetta

Author's Book Description :
    Two years after her husband's death, Kelly believes her romantic life is done. Until she reconnects with her girlhood crush on social media, and as fate would have it, he lives across the street. James is over the whole true-love thing. His grasping ex-wife tore that belief out of him, when she left him for a rich, old man. Then he finds out his first love moved to San Diego too, and their attraction burns as hot as ever.

    What they don't know is that Fate didn't bring them together, the Guardian Angel Corps did, led by two unlikely Cupids, Kelly's late husband and Zane, a rough and tumble, 19th century cowboy. When a Fallen Angel decides to tear Kelly and James apart, cherubs and harps aren't going to cut it, and Zane's unique skills might be just what they need to get a second chance at their first love.

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Posted by Donna Simonetta on Friday, May 27, 2016
About the Author :

After years working in the business world, my love of reading led me to get my MLS, and I currently work part-time in a school library, a job that allows me lots of time to explore my other love - writing romance! I live in Maryland, with my husband, who is my real-life romance hero. We both enjoy traveling to visit our far-flung family and friends, and spending time on the beach with an umbrella drink and a good book.

Book Excerpt(s) :

James held Kelly’s hand as he walked her to her apartment building from his car. While they were still in shadows, before they reached the bright light of the entrance, James stopped and turned to face Kelly. He cupped her face in one of his big, rough hands and rested the other lightly on her waist. He traced her cheekbone with a feather light touch of his thumb, and Kelly couldn’t help but turn her face into his hand like a kitten. She did manage to stop herself before she purred, and was pretty darned proud of that achievement.

She felt his hand at her waist tighten, and he dropped his forehead down to rest against hers. When he spoke his voice was low and gruff with emotion.

“Tell me to leave right now, Kel, or all my good intentions to go slow this time are flying out the window, and I’m going to ask you to invite me up to your condo.”

Kelly’s voice was quiet. “I’m not ready for that yet.”

He left his forehead resting against hers, but rubbed his head slowly back and forth. “I know. I should just go, but I can’t bring myself to leave.”

Kelly swallowed, and extended an olive branch, since she wasn’t ready to call it a night yet either. “I think I’m ready for a kiss, though.”

He lifted his head away from hers, and the happiness and blatant hope in his voice made her smile. “Yeah? Really?”

“Yeah,” she replied and stood on the tips of her canvas deck shoes to bring her mouth closer to his.

James bent his head and pressed his lips gently to hers.

Her heart pounded and her blood heated in her veins. It had been such a long time since a man had kissed her—and this was James Flynn. Her first love. She snaked her arms up around his neck and pressed her body closer to his.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Idolizing In: Risky Business Series, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 206; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1136 KB | Expected Release Date: November 16, 2015 | Publisher: Entangled Publishing : Brazen | Obtained: NetGalley

"Once Upon a Power Play" [Risky Business Series, Book 2] by Jennifer Bonds (aka J. J. Bonds)

Author's Book Description :

A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

He'll do whatever it takes to get her against the boards…

Sidelined by a potentially career-ending injury, the only thing hockey player Ryan Douglas should be thinking about is recovery. But after sharing a near death experience and a night of passion with a spunky brunette, the only thing on his mind is five and a half feet of sexy sarcasm. And he'll do whatever it takes to get her back in his bed--even if it means playing dirty.

Chloe Jacobs is done with fairytales. And men. She's kissed her share of frogs and what's it gotten her? Dumped by text--again. Determined to eighty-six illusions of romance and prove she's more than just a good-time girl, the last thing she needs is a pushy, arrogant hockey player testing her resolve. Especially one who's sinfully good with his hands and thinks date-by-blackmail is a perfectly acceptable social convention.

Ryan wants to play games? Fine by her, but this is one faceoff he's going to lose.

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!! On the night that Chloe decides on giving up on dating and men, she meets Ryan (a pro-hockey player) at a grocery store and gets into a fight with him over a lime. What starts as arrogance on both their parts leads to protection when they get into an unexpected situation, than they find themselves fueled by more lust for one another then they ever expected. Yet as their lives unintentionally become thrown together, they get into a relationship where they’ll have to decide if they are willing to overcome their preconceived notions and fall for one another for good, or if they’ll have their past relationship hurts dictate what their future will hold.

I know the words I’m about to use do not really sound right together BUT they describe this novel to a T … as it was Erotically Adorable! *hehee* Basically I LOVED how cute, playful, and funny Chloe and Ryan were together while having most of their scenes to be so steamy it keeps you wanting more! Plus, though it’s the second novel in its series it is standalone too while giving you major updates about the other series’ characters. I also enjoyed reading about Ryan’s teammates and I’d love to read more about them too!

Nevertheless, Ryan and Chloe MADE me sit down and notice them. With Chloe’s flare and Ryan’s All-American Boy sweetness, I couldn’t stop being emotionally invested in this novel, laughing one moment and getting teary eyed during the deep scenes. Add in a little holiday “magic” and this novel has everything a romance reader lover could want!

I HIGHLY recommend this novel to those wanting to read a HOT hockey romance!!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Shop Your Indie/Local Bookstores (IndieBound - Paperback) USD : Once Upon a Dare (Book 1) | Shop Your Indie/Local Bookstores (IndieBound - Paperback) USD : Seducing the Fireman (Book 3) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Once Upon a Dare (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) USD : Seducing the Fireman (Book 3) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Once Upon a Dare (Book 1) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Seducing the Fireman (Book 3) | Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Once Upon a Dare (Book 1) | Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD : Seducing the Fireman (Book 3) | Barnes & Noble (Paperback) USD : Once Upon a Dare (Book 1) | Barnes & Noble (Paperback) USD : Seducing the Fireman (Book 3)

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Once Upon a Power Play
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Once Upon a Power Play
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Author's Novel Extras :

Author's Series Extras : Risky Business Series - Overview

Book Teaser(s) :
When his thumb made a lazy pass across her lower vertebrae, her body responded immediately. Such a simple thing, but it warmed her belly, lust pooling hot and heavy. Molten even. His touch had that effect. The man could take her from ho-hum to total eruption in a heartbeat. Like Maytag, he was built strong to last long. Fuck. Rest. Repeat. ~ within Chapter 7

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Second Sentence Saturday: Triplets Under The Tree

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 :

"Triplets Under The Tree" [Billionaires and Babies Series] by Kat Cantrell - [Amazon Book Link]

The babies had started sleeping through the night, thank the good Lord, but despite that, their feeding time had ingrained itself into her body in some kind of whacked-out mommy alarm clock.

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!
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