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Month: August 2015 (page 3 of 9)

Release Blitz: Crushing Misery by Kinsey Taylor

Title: Crushing MiseryAuthor: Kinsey TaylorGenre: Contemporary RomanceRelease Date: August 25th, 2015


Have you ever lost the will to fight?

Kennedy Anderson has continually struggled with the crummy hand life has dealt her. A failed, abusive marriage has left her worn, yet relieved that the past is finally locked away. Unfortunately, the past has a way of repeating itself. Once again faced with tragedy and despair, Kennedy’s anguish is multiplied by the fact that she doesn’t suffer alone; she now has a two-year-old daughter, Ashlynn.

Love has only served to complicate Corbin Nash’s life.

He’s focused, hardworking, and dedicated to regaining his middleweight title until the unlikely duo of Kennedy and Ashlynn enter his life. While trying to help her fight her demons, Corbin finds his own resurfacing, steadily revealing the secrets he’s worked so hard to keep buried the last eighteen years.

Two beaten and battered souls, desperate to break free of the misery…

Will they cower to their plagued pasts, or will they fight through the despair and finally find the happiness that has evaded them their entire lives?

The little blonde beauty pokes me in my side, bringing me out of my daydream.

“You want to come play with me?”

Sitting up, I reach over and bring her close to my face. I tickle her, and she squeals and giggles. It’s the best fucking sound my ears have ever heard.

“Sure, Ash. Just let me go grab a shirt, and I will come play outside with you and your mom.”

“Yay!!” She squeals jumping up and down next to me. “Huwwy up, Corbee, let go!!”

I grab a shirt off my bed and throw it on over my head. I grab the bubbles I bought just the other day, but the weather hasn’t been nice enough for it until today. I walk outside and watch the girls lying in the grass just outside the sliding glass door. I open the bubbles as I walk, spilling some on the way, trying to be quiet, so I can blow bubbles over them as they lie there looking up into the sky.

“That one looks like a kitty cat, Mommy,”

Ashlynn says while pointing at the clouds in the sky.

“It sure does, baby,” Kennedy says.

I take the little wand, pull it out and blow. Bubbles fly everywhere over them. Ashlynn starts giggling with excitement. Kennedy looks over her head in my direction and smiles.

“Good touch there, playboy!” Kennedy says.

I laugh. “Thanks, I thought she’d like bubbles.”

“You thought right,” Kennedy says.

About the Author:

Author Kinsey Taylor lives in the beautiful state of Washington. You’ll find her running after her three crazy minions, two food-loving dogs, and a moody cat who believes he’s the King of their castle. Her inspiration for her books comes from deep in her heart, inspired by her soul mate and husbands adoring support. The everlasting romantic, Kinsey’s writing is sure to give twists, turns, and plenty of drama that will leave you breathless.

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Cover Reveal: Beneath These Scars by Meghan March



I’m the guy you love to hate.

In every story in my life, I seem to end up playing the villain—and I’ve got the scars to prove it.

That role works fine for me, because I’m sure as hell not anyone’s hero.

I run my life and my empire with an iron fist—until she knocks my tightly controlled world off its axis.

She’s nobody’s damsel in distress, but I can’t help but want to save her anyway.

I guess we’re about to find out if there’s a hero buried … beneath these scars.


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About Meghan March:

Meghan March is the author of contemporary and erotic romance novels.

Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

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Release Day Launch: Seductive Nights BOX SET by Lauren Blakely


It’s The Release day launch for Lauren Blakely’s SEDUCTIVE NIGHTS: The Standalone Novels. This box set features both standalone novels from the New York Times Seductive Nights Series, NIGHTS WITH HIM and FORBIDDEN NIGHTS in one place!

A Message from Lauren:

Surprise! I’ve packaged the two standalone novels in the Seductive Nights series in a box set for the first time! This limited time, three-day sale is a savings of 80% off the cost of the two books if purchased individually and the first time to get these books on sale! So if you’ve been wanting to read one or both of these titles, now is your chance! The price of this box set goes up in just a few days! Don’t miss your chance to grab both of these sexy, passionate books for just $.99 each while you can!


The Seductive Nights: The Standalone Novels Box Set will be at its lowest price ever as an introductory rate at just $1.99 for a limited time only, but this price will go up following its release!

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ABOUT SEDUCTIVE NIGHTS: The Standalone Novels Box Set:

Seductive Nights: The Standalone Novels is a box set of the two New York Times Bestselling standalone novels in the wildly popular SEDUCTIVE NIGHTS series by bestselling romance author Lauren Blakely.


Jack Sullivan is a Sex Toy Mogul. An extremely eligible bachelor in New York, he’s the full package, right down to his full package. Hell, this man could be the model for one of the toys his company, Joy Delivered, peddles. Instead, he’s the powerful and successful CEO and he’s got commitment issues a mile-long after the tragic way his relationship with his fiancée ended. He’s looking for a way to erase the pain and that arrives in the form of Michelle Milo. From her pencil skirts to her high heels, she’s his perfect fantasy, especially since she has no idea who he is the night they meet at a hotel bar. He doesn’t have a clue either that she’s the brilliant psychologist his sister has arranged for him to see to help him get over his past. His touch helps her forget that other man. When he shows up at her office door the next day, there’s no way in hell she’s going to treat him after they’ve slept together. Jack isn’t willing to let go of the first woman he’s felt anything for in years so he proposes a deal – share her nights with him for thirty days. At the end of one month of exquisite pleasure, they walk away, having helped each other move on from their haunted pasts. But soon, all those nights threaten to turn into days as the lines between lust and matters of the heart start to blur. Can two people so terribly afraid of love truly fall head over heels?


She has been the star of his dirty dreams for years. Sexy hotel CEO Nate Harper has lusted after his good friend Casey Sullivan for a long time, and she’s cried out his name in pleasure countless times in his fabulously filthy fantasies. But even though he’s quite skilled at pleasing a woman, he won’t act on his intense desire because he knows he’s no good for her. After the kind of hurt his ex inflicted on him, he’s a committed playboy for life, and Casey only wants true love. All that changes one hot night when she comes to him with a proposition he can’t resist — she wants him to teach her to be submissive in the bedroom. Casey soon learns how very much she likes letting go of control to him. She’s never been more turned on in her life than she is in Nate’s arms. And he’s never been more taken by a woman. The only trouble is as she experiences what it means to let go, he starts to experience what it means to feel again…And the lessons in seduction threaten to turn into so much more than either one bargained for… What happens when years of desire and lust ignite a passion that can’t be denied?

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Excerpt from Forbidden Nights:

He threw the napkin on the table and reached for her hand. Her expression was one of complete surprise. “Dance with me.”

Her lips quirked up and she seemed to understand what he’d done. Given her an order. She nodded demurely and he led her to a small sliver of a dance floor, near where the woman with the microphone was singing a Billie Holiday number. He pulled Casey in close. She tensed briefly, as if unsure where to rest her hands, whether on his shoulders or waist. He planted them firmly on his shoulders, and wrapped his arms around her sexy, slim waist that fit perfectly in his hands.

“Just relax and let me lead,” he said, whispering in her ear, a waft of her tropical scent drifting by his nostrils. She shivered briefly against him, and that nearly did him in. He stayed strong, swaying gently, guiding her in slow, sensuous moves. “I’ll show you how to let go, but you have to trust me. And that’s where it starts. With trust. I’m not a Dom, you’re not my Sub—we’re not going to join a BDSM club, or sign a contract. But I can show you how good it will feel when you give up control.”

She breathed in sharply, as if acclimating to new air on a distant planet. “Why do men like a woman to give up control? What is it about the lack of control that men like so much?”

“It’s not that they like a lack of control. But a man wants a woman who gives herself to him. He wants a woman to melt into his arms, to get aroused from a kiss on the back of her neck,” he said, and traced a fingertip gently under her hair, watching her reaction as she drew in a breath. “It’s the hand on her arm.” He trailed his fingers down her bare skin to her elbow as he leaned in to whisper, “Or warm breath near her ear.” She gasped, and he kept going. “He wants a woman who’s so turned on, she’ll nearly beg for it. He wants her abandon. He wants to be the only one to make her feel that way.”

She parted her lips to speak, but he shushed her with his fingertip against them. God, he was so tempted to let her suck on his finger right now, to watch her simulate a blow job, to let her show him what she could do. But that would come later. He needed to kiss her first.

That is, after he teased her.

“At some point soon, some point very, very soon, I’m going to kiss you,” he said, watching the expression in her eyes shift to a heady kind of desire. Her fingers curved into his shoulders, holding on tightly to him. “You’re going to close your eyes,” he said, and then her lids fluttered closed. “And you’re not going to know when it’s coming. You’re going to want it. Your body is going to be crying out for a kiss,” he said, his voice husky and raw as her chest rose and fell, and she moved closer to him as they swayed. He cupped the back of her neck, watching her response to every touch, from the way her lips parted as he threaded his hands through her hair, to how she leaned back into him, almost relishing the way his fingers ran slowly through those soft, wavy strands. A sigh came next, a desperate needy sigh, and a barely-there arch of her back, her body seeking out more contact. “But I might not kiss you yet. I might run my hands down your arms,” he said, then did just that. “Or maybe I’ll stop telling you what I’m going to do.”


Finished the Seductive Nights Series and need more of Lauren Blakely’s smoldering men? Check out her Sinful Nights Series for more steamy nights! The second book, SINFUL DESIRE, is headed your way on September 22nd and you won’t believe what Lauren has cooked up for you! Check out this amazing SINFUL DESIRE contest!

Feeling the Desire to have a Sinful night of your own? Then you’ll want to take the Sinful Nights quiz and answer fun trivia questions about the Sinful Nights series! To celebrate the release of SINFUL DESIRE on September 22nd, Lauren is giving away a $500 gift card for a stay at the Ritz Carlton nearest you!*

Everything you need to turn your fantasy into reality and enter the Sinful Nights contest during release week can be found in the back of the SINFUL DESIRE eBook, including the short quiz on the book that you have to complete to enter the contest. The SINFUL DESIRE eBook is the ONLY location with the link to the quiz. The release week contest runs through Saturday, September 26, ONLY, so you’ll have to make this read a quickie to enter to win this awesome prize! In addition to the grand prize, there are several other great prizes in the giveaway!

So preorder your copy of SINFUL DESIRE today and mark your calendars for September 22nd! Get ready to ignite your passion and dive into SINFUL DESIRE on release day!

*Please note: If you are the winner and there is no Ritz Carlton near you, you may opt to receive a $500 gift card to any Marriott property, or Marriott-owned hotel.

** If you purchase the paperback and would like to participate in the contest, please contact me at lauren@laurenblakely.com for instructions.

lauren-blakely-authorAbout Lauren Blakely:

Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and she has had eight books on the New York Times Bestseller list and fourteen on the USA Today Bestseller list. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire. She recently released SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS, the first novel in her new sexy romance series Sinful Nights that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. Her new adult forbidden romance, 21 Stolen Kisses, hit e-readers in May and landed on the USA Today Bestseller list. In September, she’ll release SINFUL DESIRE, her next title in the bestselling SINFUL NIGHTS series. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, text BLAKELY + your email address to 678-249-3375 (please use the actual + sign).

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Review: Priest by Sierra Simone

Author: Sierra Simone

Book: Priest

tl;dr recommendation: This book mixes sin and guilt with forgiveness and redemption in such a perfect way that made me want to kneel and pray to be fucked into absolution.

Book Summary:

There are many rules a priest can’t break.
A priest cannot marry. A priest cannot abandon his flock. A priest cannot forsake his God.

I’ve always been good at following rules.
Until she came.
My name is Tyler Anselm Bell. I’m twenty-nine years old. Six months ago, I broke my vow of celibacy on the altar of my own church, and God help me, I would do it again.
I am a priest and this is my confession.

***Priest is a standalone, full-length novel with an HEA.  For mature audiences only.***

Full Disclosure:

I grew up with (what I now believe to be) a perverse sense of religion and sex. My father has a Master’s of Divinity. I am a preacher’s daughter. I went to church every Sunday and Awana’s every Wednesday. I now consider myself agnostic. I was told that sex is bad, wrong and only to be had for making babies. 

I recall sitting in Sunday School passing around an open chocolate bar, being told that the chocolate bar was a woman and as more hands touched it, the chocolate melted and distorted. The leader then held up a new chocolate bar and asked the group which one they would want to eat – the touched one, or the untouched one. The message was clear, don’t fuck. You’ll be dirty. No one will want you.

This is how I grew up. Our backgrounds make us who we are, coloring our perspectives. This is mine & this is why I love this book so damn much.

Longer Review:

Oh, thy Kingdom came alright. Priest is one of the best books I’ve read this year. Hands down. No question. Sierra leads us right into the mouth of temptation, and delivers a phenomenal book. It mixes sin and guilt with forgiveness and redemption in such a perfect way that made me want to kneel and pray to be fucked into absolution.

Priest may be conceived as taboo but it’s also not. It’s actually complex and deep in all the right ways. *winks*

Father Tyler Bell hasn’t always been a saint. Before he became a priest, he was a normal person who went to college, who fucked women, who sinned. When tragedy struck, he felt the calling to change his life, give over his wordly desires and attempt to make a difference on behalf of a greater power. His back story is so important – frankly, it’s everything. It links together why he falters in his vows and why he won’t let go of his faith.

Poppy isn’t purposefully tempting. She comes to confess her sins, not really knowing what she’s doing – because she’s not Catholic. She knows that her attraction to Tyler is wrong, but how can you stop love?

Some may find the intense fucking in a church as offensive – I found it hot as hell. It’s also more than just fucking. Yes, Sierra takes sacred items and uses them for a sexual act. Yet, I don’t find these scenes blasphemous at all. In fact, it just seemed appropriate since sex between Poppy and Tyler was a sacred act.  The message is clear that as long as it’s consensual, sex isn’t dirty – it’s something that should be celebrated – it’s something that God approves of – it’s BLESSED. #SeeWhatSheDidThere?! Bless you, Sierra.

Priest is a carnal display of worldly desires intertwining with enlightened spirituality. I’m in awe of this book. The exceptional writing floated over me and the story left me settled with a sense of peace that I hadn’t expected. Priest is sinfully hot, but it’s also deeply spiritual. If this is blasphemy then sign me up.

Cover Reveal: Tequila & Lace by Kimberly Knight

Available September 28, 2015

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Army Strong and dripping with sin …

Paul Jackson had his dreams mapped out. He’d graduate from high school, attend college, go pro for football, marry his high school sweetheart and live happily ever after. Until his high school sweetheart threw away everything he never knew he wanted. Throwing caution to the wind, he put his country’s dreams before his own.

The Army was a perfect distraction from her. It helped him become a man. To serve, to protect, to fight, to become strong. But when Paul returns home after three tours, he knows there’s nothing better than sexy woman, a shot of tequila and a pocket full of cash.

But he still thinks about her

Joselyn Marquez’s life changed the night of her seventeenth birthday. A forty-eight hour roller coaster trip sent her running for her life. She was homeless, and her family had disappeared. All odds were against her.

But sometimes the odds work out.

Years later, she’s an FBI agent serving as an undercover escort to investigate sex trafficking in Las Vegas. When the investigation connects her past, will she be able to do the right thing or will she still keep running from the night of her seventeenth birthday?

Tensions will rise.

Sparks will fly.

Passions will soar.

And the past will come knocking …


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Kimberly Knight lives in the mountains near a lake with her loving husband and spoiled cat, Precious. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her favorite reality TV shows, watching the San Francisco Giants win World Series and the San Jose Sharks kick butt. She’s also a two time Desmoid tumor/cancer fighter that’s made her stronger and an inspiration to her fans. Now that she lives near a lake, she plans on working on her tan and doing more outdoor stuff like watching hot guys waterski. However, the bulk of her time is dedicated to writing and reading romance and erotic fiction.


Review: He Wants Me: Parts 1-3 by Julia Swift


Author: Julia Swift


He Wants Me – Part 1
He Wants Me – Part 2
He Wants Me – Part 3
He Wants Me – Part 4 – coming soon!

tl;dr recommendation: This is a mysterious, light, fun and sexy story that’s sure to keep you on your toes. loved!

Book Summary:

He was supposed to be a one-night fling. Landon Blake: hot tech billionaire, and the wildest sex of my life. Until I find him standing over my boss’s dead body – with a bloody knife in his hand.

They say he’s dangerous. He swears he’s not to blame. Somebody’s setting him up, and the stakes couldn’t be higher.
I don’t know who I can trust. I should stay away.

But he wants me.


Longer Review:

This super fast read got me all worked up and left me hanging….cliff hanging that is. Landon Blake is mysterious, sexy & evidently wealthy. I quickly fell into instalust & Megan did too. I really can’t fault her for losing the ability to speak after Landon’s whispered dirty words. uh huh. We have a dirty talker on our hands – hell yes!

Megan’s working for a HUGE dick. Like a James Deen sized dick without any of the benefits that comes along with that particular appendage. Instead she gets screamed & barked at, forced to capitulate to his every demands…and she does it because, well, she gets paid well. Yet everything Megan thought she knew is about to change when she finds the man she met at the bar standing over her boss’ dead body. I’m dying to know if she’s along for the ride or if she’s going to stand up and scream. GAH!

This novella is a great showing by Ms. Swift. It’s a little bit of a clit tease, leaving me high and dry at the end of each installment just as the plot takes a wild turn, but thankfully there’s more to come *winks*

Julia knows exactly how to keep you glued to the pages. I was flying through this book, searching for a murderer, clasping my hands in fear as Megan is questioned and gasping with excitement when Landon reappears. You don’t quite know what’s going on – but you’re not supposed to.

AND THEN, ohmyGOD. I was so spoiled as I got the first three all at once and now my leg is bouncing and I’m sitting at the edge of my couch.

Julia gives us a bit more information in book 3 – and lets us re-live the heat that sparks off of Megan and Landon. Their kisses are passionate and their touches are brutally not even close to enough. They need to find the killer – and soon.

I’m a little desperate for book 4. I felt that Julia really hit her stride in book 3 and this lightning quick read was over way too soon. This is a mysterious, light, fun and sexy story that’s sure to keep you on your toes. loved! This series packs a great punch and makes you desperate for more. well done, Julia!

[I received a complimentary copy of this series in exchange for an honest review]

SALE | $.99! The World Without End Box Set by Nazarea Andrews

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Today is the release blitz for THE WORLD WITHOUT END Series Box Set by Nazarea Andrews. Along with this release, Nazarea has an incredible surprise for everyone. Read below for the announcement and giveaway!




The complete set of The World Without End series, with exclusive bonus content.

The World Without a Future–Book 1
Nurrin has spent her entire life in a world with zombies, behind the dubious safety of Haven walls. But when her Haven falls, she manages to escape with her boyfriend, brother and her brother’s partner.
Finn O’Malley wants nothing more than to leave his past behind. But on the run in zombie nfested lands, he’s forced to work with Nurrin to find the medicine that might save her boyfriend.
The Havens are falling, and in the end, everything ends in blood.

The Horde Without End
It was supposed to be over. But the stakes are even higher and there is no one to trust but Finn.
They’re following breadcrumbs, and Finn’s past is catching up with them. And time is running out–the zombies aren’t the only dangerous thing in the world.
In the end, there is only blood–blood that is spilled, and blood that is shared.

The Future Without Hope
Everything has changed. The Order has their hands in every dark corner of the Haven. With enemies on every side, and the horde bringing down the Havens, the question isn’t who will survive. It’s how far are they willing to go?
In the end, only one thing will matter…

The Ruin of the World
The thrilling conclusion to The World Without End series.
In the East, working for the Order, everything will change in one last battle.
It all ends in blood

Box Set Contents
The World Without A Future
The Horde Without End
The Future Without Hope
The Ruin of the World
Dinner in the Haven–Short Story
The Road Less Traveled–Short Story
The Girl Who Fought the East–Short Story
Reclaiming the West–Novella
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Announcement from Nazarea Andrews:


Since RUIN OF THE WORLD released (actually since before that) I’ve been hearing over and over that people wanted more zombies.

But Ren and Finn’s story was over. They needed to be over.
There was a character. Two characters. And they were incredibly noisy.
And the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to know–what happened to Josiah and Park that led them to leave the Holdout? What shaped them? And–most importantly–what happened after they did?
You guys are getting more zombies.
Let’s talk about what this means–
1. At the moment, I’m planning two books. The first will release next year (2016)
2. This is about Park and Josiah, they will be the POV characters.
3. Finn and Nurrin may show up, but I don’t promise that and they are not the main characters. Their story is still over.
4. I adore Siah and Park. So so much. I can’t wait to share them with you.

So that’s it!! My big news! I’ll be releasing teasers and whatnot about the boys in the next few months but until then. Add them on Goodreads and be excited–more zombies and snark is headed your way. <3




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Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.


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Review: His For Tonight – Part 1 by Ravenna Russo

Author: Ravenna Russo

Book: His for Tonight – part 1

tl;dr recommendation: This delicious little morsel of a book has me licking my lips and begging for more.

Book Summary:

* This novella is Book 1 of a 4-part serial, so watch out for cliffhangers–and one demanding, dirty-talking bad boy with a sexy accent who will melt your panties! *

I was only supposed to belong to him for one night…

The limo pulls to a stop in front of the city’s most expensive hotel. In a luxury suite upstairs, a wealthy, powerful man is waiting for me. For tonight, I belong to him. He has bought and paid for me.

I know him only by his code name, Mr. West. We’ll never know each other’s real identities. And after tonight, he’ll never see me again. That’s how I want it. Even as I submit to him, I’m the one in control.

But I never expected him to be so young–or so hot. The agency didn’t tell me he was a tattooed, superstar athlete.

We were only meant to spend one night together. Romance wasn’t supposed to be part of our arrangement…but no guy has ever made me feel the way he makes me feel.

And emotions weren’t covered in our contract.

Longer Review:

A torrid affair consisting of one night with a billionaire? OH COME ON. You know you’re in too. The tie-me-up-slap-my-ass-dominant-sex is pretty damn hot and all of that Italian had me dying for a taste of Luciano’s cream sauce…yup, I went there.

Luciano is an alpha billionaire Italian soccer player who has been put on a short leash by his PR folks. He may have been getting into a little bit of trouble in his time off recovering from an injury and his manwhoring and partying ways weren’t looked upon kindly by his sponsors. Whoops. So, since he’s on lockdown, he decides to take a different approach and find an escort through a super secret agency.

Elise is just trying to find a way to pay off her sister’s medical bills. It’s hard to turn down an offer for a huge sum for only one night – so she doesn’t. But she doesn’t expect that she’s going to like it. She doesn’t plan to find herself in the confines of that hotel room.

This delicious little morsel of a book has me licking my lips and begging for more. Luciano is just enough of an asshole+sweetheart to make me love him and Elise is clearly a good and kindhearted person who is suddenly struck with the freedom to be herself. The Dom/sub vibe in this serial was well played and the sex scenes were on fire. Yes, sir. This novella will definitely feed your fantasies.

Some parts of the story felt a little but rushed, but on the whole I’m far from complaining. This is a hell of a fun and sexy read! Sign me up for part 2!

[I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review]

Release Day & Review: What Emma Craves by Amanda Abbott

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Author: Amanda Abbott
Book: What Emma Craves


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Book Summary:

It took a lot for Pete Slater to convince his wife, Emma, to move to the suburbs. But once she arrived, she found it had a deliciously steamy underbelly. Her neighborhood is filled with hook-ups, affairs, and scandal. It’s better than any reality TV show.

But Emma finds she isn’t satisfied any more. After seeing Piper and Michael become adventurous again as a couple, it’s made Emma realize that’s what she wants in her own life. She craves to be noticed again. She decides what the two of them really need is a vacation. The STD girls throw her a travel shower, gifting her some sexy starters, and she and Pete are off to the Bahamas.

Their destination is a super exclusive resort situated on a tiny island where anything and everything can happen. When they meet a young couple at the airport, who end up in the suite next to theirs, things go from fun to incredibly steamy fast. Emma drives Pete crazy flirting, and it pays off. For the first time in their marriage her husband is jealous of another man. What Pete does to win her back turns out to be exactly what Emma craves.

*This book is off the charts hot. It contains: explicit sex, group sex, and voyeurism.


Oh Emma Emma Emma. I went back and forth between wanting to kick her in the shins and wanting to give her a hug. Emma and Pete were married young and almoat immediately joined the swinger lifestyle; however Emma’s not quite sure it’s working for her anymore. The ultimate people pleaser, Emma decides that shes going to try to refocus on herself and her pleasure. Unfortunately, she tortures her loving and insanely hot husband in the process.

As they head off to a secluded resort where almost anything goes, Emma tries her hand at playing at a few new games, that could throw her marriage into the proverbial fire. Pete’s completely in love with his wife, and fails to see the problems in their relationship – whether it’s only them in the bedroom or when they’re with others. As it isn’t really his issue, I couldn’t help feeling a bit bad for the guy.

While I initially was expecting tons of swapping and sharing (which sometimes makes me grit my teeth) I was surprised and pleased to discover that I was always comfortable with how far they took their sexual acts with others.

Ad Pete and Emma search for a way to rekindle their passion, I enjoyed their easy banter back and forth. Their words and touches were playful, knowledgeable and always loving. There are also plenty of sex scenes that will have you heating up and enough romance to soothe you after you come back down from your high.

Overall, an easy read and a passionate story about reconnection with tinges of jealousy and lots of angst. 3 stars.

[I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review]

About the Author:

Amanda Abbott lives in the Midwest. She’s the author of many books, both on her own and some published in New York. She loves traveling, seeing the world, and above all she loves to write. These stories have blossomed out of her pure love of all kinds of romance, but especially humor + sexy combined. Taking the question of “what if” and making it real was an absolute thrill to write. And there’s more in the hopper! To keep up with new series and new releases, head to her website www(dot)authoramandaabbott(dot)com and be sure to sign-up for her newsletter!

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Blog Tour: Cocky Bastard by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland


Meet Chance in COCKY BASTARD!

A standalone Contemporary Romance novel by
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Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland




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He was someone who belonged in my wildest fantasies instead of a rest stop in the middle of Nebraska.

A sexy, cocky, Australian named Chance was the last person I expected to run into on my cross-country drive.

When my car broke down, we made a deal. Next thing I knew, we were traveling together, spending sexually-tense nights in hotels and taking unplanned detours.

My ordinary road trip turned into the adventure of a lifetime. It was all fun and games until things got intense.

I wanted him, but Chance wouldn’t make a move. I thought he wanted me too, but something was holding him back.

I wasn’t supposed to fall for the cocky bastard, especially when I knew we’d be going our separate ways.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.



A knock at the door made me jump.

With a huff, I got out of bed and stood on my tiptoes to look out the peephole.  Why were those things always so high on the door anyway?  I was surprised to find no one standing on the other side.  Maybe I’d imagined it.

Another knock.

I flicked on the lights. The sound wasn’t coming from the entrance door.  It was coming from an interior door I hadn’t even noticed before.

Chance’s door.

I unfastened the top lock and cracked it open just enough so I could see what he wanted.  And there he stood.


Wearing only dark gray boxer briefs that hugged him like a second skin.

It took a minute to understand what he was doing there, even though he was holding up a toothbrush in question.

“I thought we had established I wasn’t a serial killer already.”

I opened the door wider.

He smiled.

Oh lord.  Stop that.  Right now.

“I must have left my toothpaste in my saddlebag in the car.”

I swallowed hard.  “Uh huh.”

He cocked his head to the side, and his brows dipped in.  “Can I borrow yours?”

“Oh.  Yeah, sure.”

He walked past me and let himself into my bathroom.  I waited at the door.

“You got an awful lot of girly crap in here for one night,” he said with a jumbled mouth full of toothpaste from the bathroom.  “Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia.”

He was reading my Estee Lauder perfume bottle.

I heard him rinse and spit.  Then there was a gargling sound.  He used my mouthwash, too.  Sure, help yourself.

He walked out and flicked off the bathroom light.  “Is tuberose a rose?”

I shook my head, still confused by the whole situation going on.

“That’s why,” he murmured.

“Why what?”

“I couldn’t figure out what you smelled like all day.  Not sure I ever smelled a Tuberose before.”  He shrugged and walked back into his room but not before turning back.  “Even those little black lacy underwear smell like tuberose.”

My eyes bulged.  I’d taken off my bra and panties and left them on the bathroom counter.


“Relax.  I’m teasing.  Do I look like an underwear sniffer to you?”




“Night, Aubrey.” He graced me with a dimple and disappeared.

AH-BREE.  Damn him.

I locked the door and checked it twice, unclear if it was for my safety or his.  His voice saying my name was on audio replay inside my head, getting softer and softer like a soothing lullaby with each breath as I drifted off to dreamland.

Until the knock came again.

Meet Vi Keeland:


Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

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Additional Books by Vi Keeland

Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)


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MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)

Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series, Book One)

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Worth The Chance (MMA Fighter Series, Book Two)

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Worth Forgiving (MMA Fighter Series, Book Three)

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The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You (Cole Series, Book One)

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Made for You (Cole Series, Book Two)

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Standalone novels

Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

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First Thing I See

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Meet Penelope Ward

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

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Stepbrother Dearest

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Jake Undone (Jake #1)

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My Skylar

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