Friday, April 29, 2016


AUTHOR: Brianna West

BOOK: Dawning

SERIES: Promiscus Guardians Book Three


Synopsis:

Izzy and Lucas have been through quite the ordeal over the last year: chased down by demons, hunted by Dark angels, and sought after by a sadistic, gorgeous mother-in-law. Now they’re back, and there’s a lot of loose ends to tie up. Like the army of juiced up toddlers, the flamboyant villain, and the sociopathic Mother Dearest. Not to mention, it’s now their sole duty to seek the help of the seven kings in the In-Between realm, which sounds easier than it is.

Dawning follows Izzy as she is once again the woman of the hour, the woman who can bring the realms together, the woman with that special something-something that everyone, including her vindictive, crazy mother-in-law, are working tirelessly to capture. Being special never felt like so much work. Saving the world was never something Izzy planned to do, but she’ll have to if she doesn’t want the mortal world to end, or any others for that matter. 




Excerpt

I was pinned beneath a vampire—well, a vampire-angel—and entirely at his mercy.

Lucky me.

Beyond the privacy bubble there was a world of demons and supernatural creatures warring against each other. But here, inside this tent with this incredible specimen of pure power, I was just a woman. And here, this vampire-angel, who was covered from head to toe in muscles that were bare and rippling with pent up tension, was just a man.

The pads of my fingertips traced the hard grooves of Lucas’ abdomen, feeling the immense strain as they quivered beneath the touch. Hot air breathed over the column of my neck as my hands quested further down, unhooking his belt with a little effort—or a whole lot of it—and sliding it from his pants. The soft thump echoed inside the quiet room as the heavy buckle of the belt hit the ground; it was the only sound inside here, aside from my heavy breathing.

Lucas’ lips traced my jugular, eliciting a soft gasp of air to escape my mouth. “Why must you entice me so intensely? I desire you so fervently that any moment I might steal you away, satisfy my yearning to have you, and do so without pause.”

I swallowed around my own desire to shut that pretty mouth of his with a sound kiss. Instead, my hand undid the zip and button of his pants as efficiently as was realistic for me, and slipped my hand inside. Lucas’ jaw went taut the moment I palmed him.

Smirking, my eyes trailed from the place my hand disappeared all the way back to his glowing gaze. “Less talking; more doing. I don’t want to get interrupted before I’ve satisfied my hunger for you.”


Release Event:

Dawning’s Hot As Fire Release Event—April 30th, 2016:Hot prizes, even hotter authors, and plenty of fun to keep you reeling from Dawning’s release!

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Author Bio:

I am a mother of three, living in California, USA. I have always been an avid reader of romance, particularly the paranormal genre. However, in the last few years, I have taken a serious interest in writing my own versions of these worlds. I write mainly romance, mainly featuring paranormal, supernatural, and vampires. All of my stories have an element of humor. I want to create a world that my readers can really immerse themselves into as the main protagonist.

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RELEASE BOOST -- Lex Martin's SHAMELESS




Title: Shameless
Author: Lex Martin
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: April 26, 2016



Blurb

Brady…
What the hell do I know about raising a baby? Nothing. Not a goddamn thing. 

Yet here I am, the sole guardian of my niece. I’d be lost if it weren’t for Katherine, the beautiful girl who seems to have all the answers. Katherine, who’s slowly finding her way into my cynical heart.

I keep reminding myself that I can’t fall for someone when we don’t have a future. But telling myself this lie and believing it are two different things.

Katherine…
When Brady shows up on a Harley, looking like an avenging angel—six feet, three inches of chiseled muscle, eyes the color of wild sage, and sun-kissed skin emblazoned with tattoos—I’m not sure if I should fall at his feet or run like hell. Because if I tell him what happened the night his family died, he might hate me. 

What I don’t count on are the nights we spend together trying to forget the heartache that brought us here. I promise him it won’t mean anything, that I won’t fall in love.

I shouldn’t make promises I can’t keep.


Shameless is an adult contemporary romance/spinoff featuring a character from The Dearest Series, but it can be read as a complete standalone.







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The Dearest Series Boxed Set is FREE on KU for a limited time. Get all three Dearest Series books, including Dearest Clementine, Finding Dandelion and Kissing Madeline, as well as Dearest Series bonus scenes and the first chapter of Shameless.



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Author Bio

Lex writes adult novels, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she's not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher. She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she's lived all over the country but currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.


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BOOK TOUR and REVIEW of Elisabeth Grace's HOOK


 Meet Marco Valenti in Hook by Elisabeth Grace!

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TITLE:  Hook
SERIES:  Duplicity Duet #1
AUTHOR:  Elisabeth Grace
GENRE:  Romance, Mystery & Suspense, Romantic Suspense
PUBLICATION DATE:  April 25, 2016

SYNOPSIS


Women loathed me without even knowing my name.
Men coveted the very idea of me.
Escort. Call girl. Prostitute. Hooker. Whore.
I'd heard it all. Done it all.
Over the years I'd felt a lot of things about my occupation...but not regret--never regret. I had my reasons for doing what I did and nothing and no one had ever made me question them.

UNTIL MARCO VALENTI.

He'd changed me and I'd naively fed into the fairy tale.
But Marco wasn't my Prince Charming.
He had secrets of his own.

Secrets that would eventually rip away everything I held dear.

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REVIEW

[Janet]

Amazon/Goodreads rating: 5/5
In Patti's Imagination rating:  10/10


WARNING: This book will grab and keep your attention till the end. It also will leave you dangling off a cliff begging for more.
Brandi was someone that has heard it all, escort, call girl, prostitute, hooker, whore but she did what she had to do to survive. Her reasons for having the occupation she did were her own and no one was going to make her regret or question it.  That was until her latest client, Marco Valenti.  He changed everything, except Marco had his own secrets and they have taken everything Brandi held dear.
This book had several twists that were not expected and many things left unanswered.  Brandi and Marco have a connection and he wants to protect her seeing who she really is but when his life puts hers in danger the mystery of this story grew.  Brandi is not your weak leading lady. She works to protect what is precious to her and to make her dream come true.  This book has it all, you will be laughing along with the fun times, be swooning over the romance, needing to cool off from the steamy scenes, sitting on the end of your seat worried what was going to happen and reaching for some tissues with the unexpected.  I can not wait until the next book in this new series. 


EXCERPT

Marco leaned into me, his breath fanning across my face, causing goosebumps to race across my skin. “You’re very stubborn for someone who’s paid to provide me pleasure. É una fortuna che mi piacciono le sfide.”

“What was that?” I asked softly.

Good thing I enjoy a challenge,” he replied without blinking.

I cleared my throat, uncomfortable with the level of attention he was giving me. “Why don't we get on with what I'm here for,” I suggested in a sultry voice.

His eyes narrowed. “As you wish. Your madam says you are like a...” He looked off toward the ceiling. “The animal that changes color.”

“A chameleon?”

“That is the one.” He smiled widely, showcasing a dimple in his left cheek, made more pronounced by the dark stubble on his jaw. As sudden as the ferocity had flared up inside of him, it quickly disappeared.

“It's true. I can be whatever you want,” I replied in a seductive voice. I closed the distance between us, placing my hand on his chest. He flinched at the contact like I'd scorched him. Not a lot, but enough that I noticed.

Looking up into the depths of his dark eyes, I said, “Why don't you tell me what you're looking for, and then we can discuss any extras in my payment.”

The smile dropped from his face and he reached for my wrist, pulling my hand from his chest. “What I want from you will be very different than most men.”

My eyes widened and I sucked in a breath. This ought to be interesting. I'd had all manner of things proposed to me before, but the fact that Marco felt the need to warn me set off alarm bells ringing in my head.

“And what is it you want from me, Mr. Valenti?” I whispered.

“Call me Marco.”

“Alright, Marco.”

He traced his thumb along my hairline and stared down at me, intensity pouring out of his gaze like a waterfall. My breathing hitched, and I found myself wanting to lean into his caress to further close the distance between us.

Then the hum of his cell phone vibrating from his pocket broke our connection. He reached into his pocket, glanced briefly at the screen, and stepped back to take the call.

“As always, your timing is impeccable.” The corners of his mouth dipped, and I had the distinct impression that he wasn’t pleased with whoever was on the other end of the line.

Marco listened for a moment while staring out the wall of glass down to the strip below. His hand holding the phone flexed around it for a second at something the other person had said.

“Give me five minutes,” he bit out.

Another pause.

“Well, if you want it to happen tonight, you have no choice but to wait.” Without a goodbye, he ended the call and placed the phone back into the breast pocket of his suit jacket.

With his hands on his hips, he remained facing the window for a moment, drawing in deep breaths of air.

“I must go.”

Not what I was expecting to hear. “Okay...”

He turned and stalked forward until only mere inches separated the two of us. His large hand came to rest at the swell of my hip before he leisurely dragged it across my waist and brushed the side of my breast with his palm. My nipples tightened inside my lace bra.

Marco dropped his hand and leaned into me. My heart picked up pace inside my chest as I waited for his lips to touch mine. He stood solid and still before me while I waited, my anticipation like a live wire setting every nerve ending in my body on fire.

Just when I thought he’d close those final few inches, he brought his face alongside mine and his low voice sounded in my ear, “I’ll get you your money.”

His words were like a bucket of cold water, and I stepped back as if he’d slapped me. It pissed me off that he’d left me wanting.

He stalked back over to the bar and returned a moment later with an envelope. I eyed the cash inside before placing it in my purse. It seemed ridiculous to me that I’d be paid for having a conversation in the man’s room for such a short time, but I wasn’t about to argue with him about it.

“It’s been a pleasure, Mr. Valenti.” I made sure to use his last name since he’d asked me not to. I had a tendency to lash out when I was upset.

An amused grin formed on his face, but he said nothing. I strutted around him to the suite door.

As I unlocked the dead bolt then slid the chain across, Marco’s hand landed on my ass, skimming over it a few times before his other hand pulled my hair to the side to expose my neck.

I hadn’t even heard him come up behind me.

He pressed a kiss to the base of my neck and I shuddered, shivers racing up my spine. I felt his smile against my skin before he removed his lips and stepped away.

Without a backward glance, I turned the door handle and left the suite.

The warm feeling that had invaded my chest remained, but my stomach fell into a nauseous churning. Somehow my body knew what I didn't already. Marco Valenti would be the springboard in my life that caused everything to change.


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USA Today Bestselling author, Elisabeth Grace, has a soft spot for romance novels with happily ever afters and a hot spot for alpha males! She currently lives outside Toronto, Canada with her hubby and two small children. Life is busy, but never to busy for a good story and to share her love of reading and writing with others.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

RELEASE BLITZ and REVIEW of Lex Martin's SHAMELESS




Title: Shameless
Author: Lex Martin
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: April 26, 2016



Blurb

Brady…
What the hell do I know about raising a baby? Nothing. Not a goddamn thing. 

Yet here I am, the sole guardian of my niece. I’d be lost if it weren’t for Katherine, the beautiful girl who seems to have all the answers. Katherine, who’s slowly finding her way into my cynical heart.

I keep reminding myself that I can’t fall for someone when we don’t have a future. But telling myself this lie and believing it are two different things.

Katherine…
When Brady shows up on a Harley, looking like an avenging angel—six feet, three inches of chiseled muscle, eyes the color of wild sage, and sun-kissed skin emblazoned with tattoos—I’m not sure if I should fall at his feet or run like hell. Because if I tell him what happened the night his family died, he might hate me. 

What I don’t count on are the nights we spend together trying to forget the heartache that brought us here. I promise him it won’t mean anything, that I won’t fall in love.

I shouldn’t make promises I can’t keep.


Shameless is an adult contemporary romance/spinoff featuring a character from The Dearest Series, but it can be read as a complete standalone.







Purchase Links

AMAZON US / UK / UNIVERSAL


Review
[Janet]

Amazon/Goodreads rating:  5/5
In Patti's Imagination rating:  10/10

Brady and Katherine have a connection to which neither of them want to admit. They have been brought together because of a tragic event, and knowing it can't go anywhere, they do everything possible to stay in the friend zone. But heartache needs a break, and they decide that this will only be temporary. They won’t fall in love. Can they keep that promise?

This book had me on an emotional roller coaster ride. It was heartbreaking, yet heartwarming. At one point, I noted how we were seeing Brady and Katherine in everyday life, no ex out to do harm or someone plotting against them. They were just learning to move past the loss of loved ones. As strangers, it's not an easy road for them, suddenly living together, taking care of a baby. There were some plot twists and plenty of tears shed. I loved how the supporting characters - neighbors, Brady’s parents, and Katherine’s parents - added to this emotional story. I was left with a hangover when the book ended, as I didn’t want it to end.  






Also Available


The Dearest Series Boxed Set is FREE on KU for a limited time. Get all three Dearest Series books, including Dearest Clementine, Finding Dandelion and Kissing Madeline, as well as Dearest Series bonus scenes and the first chapter of Shameless.



Purchase Links

AMAZON US / UK / UNIVERSAL




Author Bio

Lex writes adult novels, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she's not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher. She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she's lived all over the country but currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.


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Monday, April 25, 2016

LIFT 2016

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1 in every 68 children is diagnosed with Autism. 1 in every 42 Boys
The LIFT Campaign is a charitable initiative rallying the romance reading community around Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) families in April, Autism Awareness month. Experts estimate that many ASD families spend up to $60,000 out of pocket each year on medical and therapy expenses. This year we're raising funds to assist families struggling to manage these staggering costs. All profits go to the family scholarship program of Talk About Curing Autism (TACA). The online auction is LIVE! There are too many items from authors and bloggers up for bid to list here, but we have full signed collections from some of your favorite bestselling authors. We have non-book items like Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon Echo, VIP Tickets to the Mile High Denver author signing, and so many other goodies! So start bidding while doing good!
(Bidding closes Friday, 4/29/16!)
Even if you don't want to bid, you can still make a tax-deductible donation to the scholarship program through our efforts HERE!
Don't miss a thing! Join the LIFT 2016 Facebook Group for bidding alerts and campaign information.
Wanna stylishly support the LIFT Campaign? Buy your LIFT T-shirt before it's too late!

All profits benefit TACA!
A special thank you from Lisa Ackerman,
Founder & Executive Director of Talk About Curing Autism (TACA).

BOOK TOUR for M.E. Montgomery's STARLIGHT WISHES




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Title: Starlight Wishes

Author: M.E. Montgomery

Release Date: October 15, 2015

Starlight Wishes M.E. Montgomery Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Her wishes dissolved in the darkness…
Jennifer Mitchell grew up knowing what she wanted out of life, and she didn’t let anyone dissuade her. But not all wishes come true. After years of blaming herself for a horrifying experience, she feels her dreams are forever shattered. Attempting to move forward, she searches for someone who can help her escape the nightmare of her past. Many have failed, but now the one person she has sworn to ignore has dared her to dream again and won’t take ‘no’ for an answer. Can she trust him? Will this choice be the final piece to her heart, or will it be the one who shatter her life into total disrepair? His wishes struggled to find light…
Tyler Cranston’s life was planned for him at an early age. He lived his life to please others, only to have everything go tragically wrong. Now as an adult he chooses his own path, living and playing hard and earning a playboy reputation along the way. But being carefree isn’t as ‘freeing’ as he thought it would be, and he longs for something more. Now once again he’s willing to do anything to make someone else happy, but she believes she’s happier without him. How can he prove he is worth the risk when he isn’t even sure himself?
Through tears and whispered wishes in the dark, can Jennifer and Tyler become the light for each other and turn their ordeals of the past into dreams for a future?
(Note: This is a stand alone novel based on characters introduced in North Star and True North; however, you do not need to read them in order to enjoy this one. It may contain minor spoilers for the first two books in the series.)


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About the Author:
M.E. Montgomery has been an avid reader her entire life, and after falling in love with so many characters created by other authors, a new one began to form in her head. With the support of her family, she decided to to write it. She is the homework queen to her four school aged children who think she is a genius in math, science, history and spelling. Fortunately, her biology and elementary school teaching background help her to keep up the expert façade, at least for now. Although born and raised in the Washington DC metro area, she has considered many places to be called home since she left to attend college in North Carolina. She is a proud Navy wife, setting up a home wherever the Navy sends her husband. When she’s not reading or writing, she loves to go camping with her family, drink wine on the deck, and be swept off to romantic getaways.
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