Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Book Blitz for Beyond Today by L. Simpson




Title: Beyond Today
Author: L. Simpson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing House
Release Date: November 15, 2017



Blurb

Ticking all the boxes, the new man in Hannah's life also has a past with enough baggage for a voyage, and she can't see how they'll make it work between them beyond today.

THE PRICE OF FORGIVENESS

When Hannah meets Howard, the elusive best man in her friend's wedding, Hannah is instantly drawn to the damaged alpha because they share a connection that makes her heart race and her head spin. But his past, his family and how he slaked his sexual needs keep him prisoner, and challenges her faith in people. With time, Hannah sees the real him, but when he does the one thing she can’t accept, her own demons whisper: Run away from the only man who has ever made her heart full.







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Excerpt

No matter how shitty the day, I shed my crankiness as I got closer to my cottage at the base of Mount Buffalo. Thoughts of Molly’s Hen’s night and getting my groove on further lifted my mood so when I turned down my long dirt driveway I was happy.

Inside, I gave my dogs Patsy and Eddie some attention then rushed into the shower, almost tripping into my clawfoot bath before putting on my dress, more mascara and some Chanel Mademoiselle. With five minutes to spare before I would be end-of-friendship late, I stoked the fire, fed the hounds and headed out.

The winery was situated on a hill surrounded by grape vines wearing their autumn coats. The wedding would be held at the renovated butter factory that now served as the cellar at the winery. It was made of old red brick with high ceilings and big wooden doors, and was attached to the farmhouse where Molly lived. As I neared the house, I could hear our friend Annie’s English accent animatedly recounting something, and Bruce snorting in response. Walking up the back steps I was met at the door by a relieved Dave and a near to tears Molly.

“Oh shit,” I muttered as she threw her arms around me. I leaned down to hug her, resting my head on her blonde curly hair. She was usually a little ray of sunshine, but not tonight.

“She won’t let me kick her out,” Dave ground out. Clearly the twig bitch had brought her A-game. Molly shook her head and I whispered fiercely in her ear, “She ain't got nothin’ on us.” And she didn’t.

Molly gave me a small smile in return, but it didn’t reach her eyes. “It’s fine, I only have a few more weeks to endure it.” Molly had decided to tolerate Franny, but I wanted to give her a bloody nose. I released my friend and turned to walk inside, even thirstier now.  

“I need a fuck,” I started to say before going smack-bang into a wall of muscle. The wall was tall because I was staring at a tanned throat and I was no short-ass. I stumbled back before looking up again. Fuck. I felt slammed into all over again. I’d run into a GQ model with broad shoulders, a square jaw and short dark hair that was faultlessly un-coiffed. I eyed his perfectly formed lips (that were turned down) and beautiful chocolate eyes that were, at this moment, looking at me from under raised eyebrows. I felt a pull of desire as my eyes moved south along his body. The irony that I’d just declared I needed a fuck wasn’t lost on me. Dave cleared his throat to snap me out of my exploration. I blinked slowly and stepped back. 

“Ah Hannah, this is Howard.” Molly introduced us, and I could hear amusement in her voice. 

So Howard was not a sixty-year-old banker, I thought, still dazzled. It was a shame I hadn’t met him sooner. After a moment, Dave made a strangled sound, disrupting my musing. I turned to see him looking down trying, albeit unsuccessfully, to stifle a laugh. Bugger. I’d spoken out loud. Now I was flushing red like a sunburnt ginger kid. 

Slowly, I raised my eyes to Howard’s. “Well, Howard, it’s a pleasure to meet the man I’ll be joining at the end of the aisle,” I quipped as if I was hilarious. I wasn’t. This was embarrassing.  

“Hannah.” 

One Word. He didn’t need to say more—my undies incinerated. 

So deep and melodic, he had a voice that made my mouth go dry and my girl parts tingle. I hadn't had sex since my ex, almost two years ago, and that sad realisation made more blood rush to my cheeks, twice in two minutes. Shit. I needed to lie down before I fainted. 

Howard stood there looking at me, neither smiling nor scowling, probably trying to figure out what planet I was from. 

“Well, about that drink, ” I said breaking the awkward silence abruptly, moving past him into the kitchen to drown myself in a bucket of wine. 

“I can’t believe you said that out loud,” Molly stage-whispered as she followed me, closing the door. I was humiliated but at least Molly was smiling.

“Sorry I sounded like a complete cock. I didn’t embarrass you too much did I? He didn’t look happy.”

“Oh, he wasn’t unhappy.” Molly smiled suggestively. 

“What happened? What’d I miss?”Annie rapped out as she walked in, hands on hips and demanding an answer. Annie, my other closest friend was also tiny like Molly, but had raven black hair cropped short and jewel-like eyes now glittering with anticipation. She was a smart ass. My antics were perfect cannon fodder for her. 

“Nothing.” I yawned, feigning nonchalance.

“She met him,” Molly said to Annie with a knowing wink.

 I sighed. “Yeah, and I made a complete dick of myself.” This would’ve been hysterical if I wasn’t the dick.

“Oh, I don’t think he saw it that way,” Molly said smirking. I huffed, grabbed a drink and went through to the dining room to get away from my friends making fun of me.






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As a girl growing up, Laura was lost in the world of Anne of Green Gables and Little Women. During high school, volleyball dominated her life; there had to be something positive about being 6’1” with red hair.

Representing Australia from a young age she eventually took up a scholarship at the University of Iowa. Living in America and being a full-time athlete in a college town was an eye-opening experience and lots of fun (from what she can remember). #gohawkeyes

Returning from the States, her career took a different turn as she started working at the Red Cross and completed her Masters of Law in Human Rights. As one of the few non-lawyers in the class, her essays were far more floral than the rest, something that caused the discerning professors to shake their heads. Through working and studying, she realised there are other ways to win hearts and minds.

While she’s spent the last 14 years as an advocate against poverty and homelessness, the desire to change the world through storytelling has gotten stronger. She now lives in the Alpine Valley of North East Victoria, Australia with her husband, daughter, two dogs and seven chooks. When she’s not doing the whole mum thing, working at a homelessness agency, renovating her farmhouse or trying to do laundry bleary-eyed at midnight, she is writing.  



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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Release Blitz for Heartthrob by Katie McCoy




Title: Heartthrob
Author: Katie McCoy
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: November 28, 2017



Blurb

Move over, Colin Firth - there’s a new Darcy in town! 

Jax Hawthorne is Hollywood’s sexiest bad boy. I’m a glorified secretary who thinks color-coding my library is a wild Friday night. So when he shows up after all this time wanting to make good on our childhood deal to tie the knot, it’s not because he can’t resist my perfect credit score.

He needs a fake girlfriend to rehab his reckless image, and I’m the (safe, sensible) girl for the job. I would be insulted… if the proposal didn’t come with an all-expenses-paid trip to England while he shoots a new movie version of ’Pride & Prejudice.’ 

Goodbye, my dumpster fire of a dating life. Hello, steamy nights with a chiseled hunk who knows all the right moves.

Soon, I’m knee-deep in the English mud - and on-set drama. But all our fake-smoldering is getting my very real panties in a twist. It turns out, Jax is so much more than just a reckless playboy. He makes me want to forget our ‘arrangement’.. and break all the rules. 

Can our pretend romance turn to something real? Or will scheming actresses, control-freak PR crews, and a pesky little thing called love ruin the best (fake) relationship of my life? 

Find out in the hot, hilarious new romance from Katie McCoy!


How can I write a review while coming down a reading high? I will start babbling like a fool and maybe say too much. I really hope to get my point across as too how much I enjoyed reading Heartthrob, I have to say that waiting for a new release by Katie McCoy is worth the wait. I find her to be fantastic when it comes to celebrity romances, I love how she describes behind the scenes or the difficulties of being followed by the paparazzi. It's her hero and heroine in every story that I end up falling in love with, it's like a fairytale romance that ends up sweeping me off my feet.

I'm going to start with the heroine in this story Penny Pollack, she's pretty much perfect and doesn't even know it. She is not only beautiful she is that one person that you want in your corner. Penny is unlucky in the dating department, life just doesn't seem to go her way. That is until she bumps into an old friend who needs help with rebranding his image. He is not only Hollywood's sexiest actor with a bad reputation with the ladies, he is gorgeous and hard to resist. Will she be able to take him up on his offer to be his fake girlfriend and keep her emotions out of it?

Jax Hawthorne remembers that young girl he made a marriage commitment with. Running into her as his man whoring ways is plastered all over the tabloids, seems the best time to make good on that childhood deal. Penny has always been smart and sensible-she's a safe bet to help him get the job of his dreams. That's what he thought. Now that she is more than he had ever imagined, will he be able to see the contract through without breaking her heart? 

This is an enjoyable read of letting go and coming out of your shell, realizing that love is worth the fight and opening your eyes to how much someone has given of themselves for others. This story will have you falling in love with the characters and wanting that HEA. I recommend that you take this steamy and funny fairytale journey of friendship, love and heartbreak.
It's a 5 Star Read!







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Author Bio

Katie McCoy is a self proclaimed sushi addict, Cardinals baseball fanatic, and lover of all things theatrical. A St. Louis native transplanted to Brooklyn, she acts, sings, and shakes her booty when she isn't writing books about hot men and the girls who love them.


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Release Blitz for One Last Snowy Christmas by A.F. Crowell




Title: One Last Snowy Christmas
An O'Loughlin Brothers Series Novella
Author: A.F. Crowell
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Holiday Romance
Release Date: November 28, 2017



Blurb

With every flake of snow that falls, Scott and Maria O'Loughlin are treasuring each individual moment with their three boys home under the same roof once again.

Cooper O'Loughlin has had a hard year. Home from his latest deployment, the Army Special Forces soldier is looking forward to Christmas with his wife and family. If only he could shake the feeling something had changed while he was away.

Storm O'Loughlin left home with a purpose,- only to return for holidays and not to look back. While catching up with old friends, in walked the woman who used to be the center of every fantasy he ever had. He has one week to make her his or walk away for good this time.

Ashton O'Loughlin might have been the youngest brother, but he was growing up and ready to take on life. With this last Christmas before graduating high school, he knew this was his final opportunity to make his move on the girl next door - who happened to be his very best friend.

Three brothers, one holiday, and too much about to happen, Scott and Maria share their love and their family before everything changes forever. One last snowy Christmas to hold onto hope or let go of everything as it was before.







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A.F. Crowell lives in Charleston, SC with her husband and two sons. They have two dogs, Diesel, a German Shepherd rescue and Dez, a black Labrador Retriever. She shares her love of books with her children, who have a head start on becoming life-long readers.

Romance fiction hit her radar when her husband forced her to watch Twilight one weekend when they were snowed in. That was it! From there her love grew; Contemporary Romance, Paranormal, YA and Dystopian are her preferred reads.


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Release Blitz for Pillow Talk by Luke Prescott




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How do you get someone to spill their secrets? With a little pillow talk, and that’s exactly what Brooke Alexander does. Find their secrets and expose them. With her calculating ways, and cunning personality, there’s a reason she’s the best.
She’s very successful with her expertise in getting men to talk and business is booming. Until her next client, Owen Thompson.
He has a secret and no amount of pillow talk is going to reveal it.
As the CEO of one of the biggest multi-national companies around, she wants to know what’s going on inside his head, and his pants.
Sometimes secrets are better left unsaid, especially when that secret is yours.

Pillow Talk by Luke Prescott is a sexy fast read that I found myself wanting to devour in one sitting. Once you're introduced to Owen Thompson his strong masculine tone is felt throughout the read. He has this mystery to him that kept me guessing, he's more than just the rich passionate alpha male that I had expected. 

Brooke Alexander to the reader she is an open book, but to those that she comes in contract with...she could destroy them. That is until her next client stands before her, she loses all sensibility by his looks alone. Don't let me get started on the sexual connection they have because it's...INCINERATING!!!

This is a really good story about the information one can find out with a little pillow talk, the feeling of betrayal with secrets and finding an unexpected love. The flirting is funny and the feeling of watching a wreck to occur when the secrets are revealed had me on the edge.
I found Pillow Talk to be a 4 Need A Cold Shower Read! 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Luke Prescott grew up in New York, where he still lives today. He likes to fish, work on his Jeep and cheer on the best damn team in the NFL, the Giants. He spends his days getting his hands dirty and his nights using his dirty mind.

Writing is a new-found interest for him. Realizing how sexy the written word can be. His debut panty soaking novel is coming soon. 










Monday, November 27, 2017

Book Review of When We Touch by Tia Louise



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Emberly Warren was spicy-sweet seduction.
My biggest temptation.
My biggest regret.

I thought she’d always be waiting for me.
I was wrong.

Now I’m back in Oceanside searching for peace, hoping to escape what my life has become.

She isn’t supposed to be here…
Dark hair blowing in the ocean breeze,
Luscious curves barely hidden by thin cotton.

I didn’t come back for her.
But when we touch, I know I’ll do whatever it takes to make her mine.



I have read a few books by Tia Louise and I have become a fan. When We Touch is a second chance at love romance that gave me all the feels I enjoy in a great read. This story had me feeling giddy with the aspect of young love, the family drama had my stomach turning in knots and it's the rekindling of love that pulled at my heartstrings. I was just a bundle of emotions.

Ember Warren had plans for a wonderful future with her amazing boyfriend, she had expected him to return home from college and everything would be great. Many years later and life wasn't as planned. Her high school boyfriend broke her heart, she is a single mother to a beautiful daughter and has made a good life for herself. Now that the love of her life has returned home for a visit, will she be able to use her pain as a shield to guard her heart?

Jackson (Jack) Lockwood has found himself in a lot of mess, he decides to return to his small town home.  He needs to get his mind off of work and the situation he is now in.
Jack left town to attend college over a decade ago, he also left the one girl he believed he would live his life with.  Believing the lies that were told to him, he never looked back and he never expected to face Ember in their hometown again. Will he be able to walk away from her a second time?  

If your looking for a great read with parents that are over the top, two characters that ignite a fire just by being close to each other and a storyline that is filled with drama then I recommend When We Touch. It's a rollercoaster of emotions and unexpected situations that kept me on the edge of my seat.
5 Star Must Read!!! 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Tia Louise is a former journalist, world-traveler, and collector of beautiful men (who inspire ALL of her stories... *wink*)---turned wife, mommy, and USA Today bestselling author (buried the lede).

It's possible she has a slight truffle addiction. And she will never look at a family restroom the same way again.





Book Review for Dirty Filty Fix by Laurelin Paige


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I like sex. Kinky sex. The kinkier the better.

Every day, it’s all I think about as I serve coffee and hand out business agendas to men who have no idea I’m not the prim proper girl they think I am.

With a day job as the secretary to one of New York’s most powerful men, Hudson Pierce, I have to keep my double life quiet. As long as I do, it’s not a problem.

Enter: Nathan Sinclair. Tall, dark and handsome doesn’t come close to describing how hot he is. And that’s with his clothes on. But after a dirty, filthy rendezvous, I accept that if we ever see each other again, he’ll walk right by my desk on his way to see my boss without recognizing me.

Only, that’s not what happens. Not the first time I see him after the party. Or the next time. Or the time after that. And as much as I try to stop it, my two worlds are crashing into each other, putting my job and my reputation at risk.

And all I can think about is Nathan Sinclair.

All I can think about is getting just one more dirty, filthy fix.
 





Bibbidi Bobbidi Wholly Freaking Whew!!! Dirty Filthy Fix by Laurelin Paige is a Cinderella  but not really looking for her kinky prince read. Paige does not hold back when it comes to the filth and kink when it comes to this story. I was not prepared for the scrumptiousness that is Nathan Sinclair. I feel myself blushing with just trying to write this review.

It may have taken me a minute to realize that this novella is a crossover of The Dirty Series and The Fixed Series. I have to say that this short read lacks nothing when it comes to the characters, storyline and sizzling passion. I found myself wanting to devour it in one sitting.

Trish is the secretary to the one and only Hudson Pierce, she loves who she is and prides herself on being professional. This character may have two sides to her, but she prefers to keep her job and her secret kinky life separate. I do have to admit that Trish's need for keeping to her rules, stubbornness and independence did get on my nerves. That's only because when a green-eyed gorgeous man practically hands himself on a silver platter... why have any doubts? The interesting part is how does she handle this tall, dark and handsome man when he walks through the office doors?

Nathan (Nate) Sinclair is an enigma, he is mysterious when it comes to his kinky ways- one minute he is a voyeur and then the next he places himself up as a delicious treat. Nate's eyes are drawn to the woman that is the center of attention at a sex party, their connection is felt and it's magnetizing. This man exudes sex appeal and will have you craving his attention. How much is he willing to take from the woman that keeps trying to run away?
Dirty Filthy Fix is one of the hottest novellas that I have read, it's the tiramisu that satisfies my sweetest craving. It never fails that when I read a Laurelin Paige story that I end up mentally screaming to myself, " I WANT MORE MORE MORE!!!" of these alpha suited up men. This is a 5 Star Sizzling Must Read!


Book Blitz for True Abandon by Jeannine Colette




Title: True Abandon
Author: Jeannine Colette
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 13, 2017



Blurb

Can the sins of the past be forgiven with the actions of today?

Trish Hogan's life was destroyed when she gave her trust to her high school boyfriend, Jackson, and he abused it, changing the course of her life forever.

A decade later she’s living in Manhattan -- she has a roommate, a steady boyfriend and a career. When a hurricane puts the city on lock down, Trish gets a message she never thought she’d receive: Jackson is dying and alone. In a city of millions, she is the only person who can sit by his side.

Jackson Davis was once the golden child of a senator who went against his father’s plans and became a musician. Tatted up and broken, he wakes up in a hospital only to see Trish -- the one person he needs to atone his sins to -- standing before him. He will recover from his injuries, but not from the pain he caused in the past.

Trapped by the storm, they embark on a night of reckoning that has one running away to Hawaii and the other following in her steps. As the victim becomes the villain, the two are forced to face the past, live in the present and find a way to navigate into the future.







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Excerpt

“I want you to get to know me now, as a man.”
I hold a finger up to him. “No.”
“Yes.”
Shaking my head, I state, “You can’t force me to spend time with you.”
“Yes, I can,” he retorts with a wink. He flicks a gaze around the room—the fourteen-hundred-square-foot Pele suite with two king-size master bedrooms, a living room, lanai looking out to the Pacific Ocean, and—
Realization strikes.
“Oh, no.” I put both hands up in the air and start to back away. “No, no, no, no, no.”
He smiles.
“You’re sick,” I state.
He strides toward me, each step more purposeful than the last. “Eight days and seven nights of personal concierge service.”
I continue to back up. “You’re insane.”
Sit back and relax at our five-star luxury resort while your every need is met,” he recites the words from the hotel’s website.
My heels continue to retreat backward. “I don’t know what you think this service includes, but it’s not—” My back hits the wall.
“Not what?” His palms are pressed flat against the wall by my head, his body pinning me in.
I gasp at the proximity.
The buttons of his shirt are level with my eyes. The fire of the dragon peeks over the top of his collar. His strong legs encase me. The well-defined upper half of a man who clearly treats his body like a piece of art paired with the intoxicating smell of warm honey radiating off his skin trap me. I’m consumed by the power of this man, yet not one single part of his body is touching me. Not one tiny inch.
I look up and am a breath away from lips whose kisses are still ones I dream about. I dare myself not to, but I find myself glancing further up, and my heart stops at the look he’s giving me—the heated one of a man who is fixated on the one thing he wants. The determined yet yearning gaze of someone who has been deprived for years. The look of someone who is staring at what he needs.
My body ignites.
From the tips of my fingers to the swell of my chest and right down to the simmering of my core, I’m reacting to having this hard, powerful body so close. It’s so intense, so direly missed—and so very, very dangerous.
I tilt my head to the side, causing Jax to lean in and whisper into my ear, his breath hot against my skin, “There once was a time when you looked at me like I was your savior. Now, your eyes scream in disgust. Where you once melted, now, you flinch. I did that to you, and it kills me.”
He pushes off the wall and stalks back to the middle of the room with his chest heaving. I was so concerned about my physical reaction, I didn’t even notice he had one of his own.
“I’m not the monster you think I am.” 



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Jeannine Colette is a television producer, writer, mother, and philanthropist.

A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She currently freelances in the television industry while attending to her children and pursuing her writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the two tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.

Jeannine and her family are active supporters of The March of Dimes and the Hearing Health Foundation.



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