Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Release Blitz: Game Changer by Jami Davenport

Game Changer
by Jami Davenport
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: February 28th, 2017


Blurb:

When horse racing and football collide, Hunter McCoy, star tight end of the Seattle Steelheads and neophyte horse owner, finds himself in a battle of wills with a sexy horsewoman and a stubborn, champion Thoroughbred.

In order to save the farm and fulfill her dying mother's wish, Kate Vanderhof-Carrigan’s Thoroughbred has to beat Hunter's horse in the Derby, an easy enough feat until her heart entered the race.

Lilli McCoy, Hunter's sister, has been burned by men before, but she'd believed her last boyfriend was The One. He wasn't. He couldn't deal with Lilli's disability and used her blindness as tool to cheat on her. Reeling from the betrayal, Lilli returns home to lick her wounds. She hadn't factored in the instant attraction she’d feel for her brother's playboy teammate, Cameron Swift. One playboy in her life should've been enough.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26026644-game-changer?from_search=true

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About the author:

USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary and sports romances, including her two new indie endeavors: the Game On in Seattle Series and the Madrona Island Series. Jami's new releases consistently rank in the top fifty on the sports romance and sports genre lists on Amazon, and she has hit the Amazon top hundred authors list in both contemporary romance and genre fiction multiple times. Jami ranked Number Seven on Kobo's Top Ten Most Completed Authors, an honor bestowed on the year's “most engaging” authors based on an average page completion rate by their readers.

Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland cross with a tennis ball fetish, a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat, and an opinionated Hanoverian mare.

Jami works in IT for her day job and is a former high school business teacher. She's a lifetime Seahawks and Mariners fan and is waiting for the day professional hockey comes to Seattle. An avid boater, Jami has spent countless hours in the San Juan Islands, a common setting in her books. In her opinion, it's the most beautiful place on earth.

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Release Blitz: Sweet Rivalry by K. Bromberg

Sweet Rivalry
by K. Bromberg
Release Date: February 28th, 2017

Blurb:

Ryder Rodgers had a plan.

He was going to stride into the conference room, do the required song and dance over the next five days, and win the biggest contract of his career. But when he walked in and heard the voice of one of his competitors, all his plans were shot to hell.

Harper Denton. She was always on top. In college. First in their class. Always using every advantage to edge him out to win the coveted positions. The only one who could beat him. His academic rival. More like a constant thorn in his side. And his ego’s.

When he heard her voice, he was brought back to years before. To the bitter taste of being second best. But the woman who meets his gaze is nothing like the drab wallflower he used to know. Hell no. She was all woman now: curves, confidence, and staggering sex appeal. And no doubt, still brilliant.

The fact that she’s gorgeous and bright won’t distract him. This time, Ryder’s determined to be the one on top. But not if Harper can help it.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32867491-sweet-rivalry?from_search=true


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Excerpt:

He takes a step toward me then hesitates, but before I can process anything else, his lips are on mine.
And not just on mine - not just a brush of lips against lips - but I’m talking all in. Hands on my cheeks, tongue licking between my lips, body pressed against mine, groan in the back of his throat, type of all in.
I don’t react at first. I’m stunned. Flabbergasted, my mind reeling from the anger to the surprise to now this without any warning at all.
This is Ryder.
My rival.
My supporter.
My crush.
The thoughts flicker that this is what I’ve wanted. But they soon shift to panic. To insecurity I don’t kiss well enough. That this is all a joke and I’m the butt of it.
But then I feel. Everything. All at once.
And I know this is real.
It’s like I can’t catch my breath and have too much air all at the same time.
My body is on fire. And not just from his touch but from that burn deep inside that feels like it’s exploding and imploding all at once.
So this is what it feels like to really be kissed.
It’s a fleeting thought before the sensations, the moment, the emotions, consume me whole.
His hands move my face to change the angle of the kiss. His fingertips on the line of my jaw singe my skin. His lips move expertly against mine, and all I can do is feel. All I can do is want.
Thinking isn’t an option.
The anger from before has morphed to want. The adrenaline has recharged with desire.
There is no rivalry.
There is no graduation ceremony tomorrow I’m missing to catch my flight.
There is no panic over if I’ll ever see him again.
It’s just him.
And me.
The scent of his cologne in my nose. The heat of his body against mine. The taste of hunger in his kiss.


About the author:

New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.

She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.

On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat, and Down Shift), and a novella (UnRaveled). She is currently finishing up Sweet Cheeks a standalone novel out November 14th.

Her plans for 2017 include a sports romance duet (2 books: The Player, The Catch) and the Everyday Heroes series (3 books: Cuffed, Combust, and Cockpit). She’s also writing a novella for the 1,001 Dark Night series that will be out in February 2017.

She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media.


Release Blitz: Under the Bleachers by K.K. Allen

Under the Bleachers
by K.K. Allen
Genre: New Adult/Sports Romance
Release Date: February 28th, 2017

Synopsis:

One kiss can change everything.

Fun and flirty Monica Stevens lives for chocolate, fashion, and boys … in that order. And she doesn’t take life too seriously, especially when it comes to dating. When a night of innocent banter with Seattle’s hottest NFL quarterback turns passionate, she fears that everything she once managed to protect will soon be destroyed.

Seattle’s most eligible bachelor, Zachary Ryan, is a workaholic by nature, an undercover entrepreneur, and passionate about the organizations he supports. He’s also addicted to Monica, the curvy brunette with a sassy mouth—and not just because she tastes like strawberries and chocolate. She’s as challenging as she is decadent, as witty as she is charming, and she's the perfect distraction from the daily grind.

While Monica comes to a crossroads in her life, Zachary becomes an unavoidable obstacle, forcing her to stop hiding under the bleachers and confront the demons of her past. But as their connection grows stronger, she knows it only brings them closer to their end.

It’s time to let go.

To have a future, we must first deal with our pasts. But what if the two are connected?

http://bit.ly/2kPc5e6


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About the author:

K.K. Allen is the author of Contemporary Fantasy and New Adult Romance stories. She loves manatees, learned to swim for the mere purpose of pretending she was a mermaid, and adores the beach so much she promises to one day live on one (in a tent if she has to) in Hawaii and serve shaved ice on the side of the road. K.K.'s upcoming Contemporary Romance, Under the Bleachers will release on February 28, 2017. Make sure to secure your preorder!


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Monday, February 27, 2017

Blog Tour: The Lords of Miami: To Catch Her by Alice K. Wayne

The Lords of Miami: To Catch Her
by Alice K. Wayne
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 24th, 2017

Blurb:


Book one of the Brothers Ramírez

Tomás Ramírez was the youngest son of his organized crime family, and the only smear they carried on their perfect lineage. He was brazen, defiant, and shamelessly sexual, with a sadistic streak that left me lying awake at night wondering what he would do to me, or my body, next. He was the type of man that made me hate him while I clung to him.

Oh… and did I mention he’s blackmailing me?

Mikayla Jones was a sweet, quirky girl, with a dirty past, trying to make her way alone in the world. She was doing just fine in her warm bed of lies, until I came along and burned it all to hell, making her face the truth and confront her demons.

“Why?” you might ask… because I’m in love with the silly little girl, and I won’t stop until she’s mine.


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About the author:

Alice K. Wayne is a paranormal romance/ erotica writer straight out of the Motor City.
From a young age books became her favorite escape, and that love eventually turned to writing as well.
Alice loves traveling, is a self proclaimed foodie, sushi addict, selfie Queen, and like all good Detroiters, is completely obsessed with Red Wings hockey.
If you like thick books with twists, turns, depth, and LOTS of steamy scenes these books are for you!


Friday, February 24, 2017

Release Blitz: The Auction by J.R. Gray

The Auction
by J.R. Gray
Genre:
BDSM Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 24th, 2017

Blurb:

Stark is too old to be selling himself, or his services. He’s too set in his ways, too piled in grief, and well…it’s been too long. But when your best friend is a big demanding drag queen, and hosting the event, it’s impossible to say no. It’s one night, he convinces himself, and then he can get back to his reclusive life.

Scotty can handle the club for one night. It’s Christmas Eve after all, and the auction is for charity. If she saw her ex she could deal with it, she hoped and it wasn’t like she had to bid on anyone. But when she comes back from the bar she finds her best friend had other plans, and now she has a date with a mysterious dominant.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32611128-the-auction



Excerpt:

“Remember boys and girls, this isn’t an auction for sex. You’re paying for a service only.” Pinky paused and then said a little softer. “But I’m not saying you can’t go wherever the night takes you, just had to get the fine print out of the way. Can’t have the cops up my ass…I’d much rather have them on their knees.” She winked and gave a little wave to the police chief sitting in the front row, and the crowd ate it up. Their ‘little’ club was full to the brim for Christmas Eve.
“Shall we get this party started?” Pinky raised the glass in her hand, and the rest of the room joined her.
More cheering, and my stomach flipped. The only thing worse than being a piece of meat on stage was going to be having to spend a night with a stranger. He was not good with strangers.
Pinky started to announce the dominants and submissives to be auctioned. As he said their names and preferred title, they did a lap of the catwalk. Most of them were dolled up or oiled to the max. Stark couldn’t bring himself to let anyone touch him with the stuff. He’d played along and was wearing the typical leather pants. The rest he couldn’t stomach.
“Anderson Stark.”
When his name was called, he moved a hand to smooth out his shirt, forgetting he wasn’t wearing one. “Please god, let no one notice me,” he mumbled as he stepped out under the lights.


About the author:

When not staying up all night writing, J.R. Gray can be found at the gym where it's half assumed he is a permanent resident to fulfill his self-inflicted masochism. A dominant and a pilot, Gray finds it hard to be in the passenger seat of any car. He frequently interrupts real life, including normal sleep patterns and conversations, to jot down notes or plot bunnies. Commas are the bane of his existence even though it's been fully acknowledged they are necessary, they continue to baffle and bewilder. If Gray wasn't writing…well, that's not possible. The buildup of untold stories would haunt Gray into an early grave, insanity or both. The idea of haunting has always appealed to him. J.R. Gray is genderqueer and prefers he/him pronouns.

Book Review Tour: Out of Love by RC Boldt

Out of Love
by RC Boldt
Genre: Military Romance
Release Date: December 6th, 2016

Synopsis:

Foster Kavanaugh, former Navy SEAL, knows what it’s like to be the top dog, the man in charge, the one calling the shots. Now that he’s running his own security consulting firm, not much has changed.

Except the curvy blonde he hired as his office manager.

Noelle Davis has been through the damn ringer. Swearing off men after escaping a toxic relationship, she’s grateful for a fresh start—new job included. Except her job isn’t tranquil and calm. In fact, it’s quite the opposite because her boss is the most infuriating man on the planet.

And, not to mention, sexy as hell.

Foster has limits. Rules. No attachments allowed because he doesn’t do love—and Noelle Davis foiled that plan and took a red pen to his list of rules. With her smart mouth and quick witted banter, he found the woman beginning to creep past his defenses.

When circumstances put Noelle in a perilous position, the first person to come to her rescue is none other than Foster Kavanaugh. She gets to see the man in action—not as her aggravating boss, but the man who will stop at nothing to keep her safe.

The same man who makes her want to reconsider her self-imposed embargo of men.

The man she wants to get to know now that she’s seen another side of him.

The man who makes her want…more.

But is more possible when you're OUT OF LOVE?

http://bit.ly/2kXohbE

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About the author:

RC Boldt is the wife of Mr. Boldt, a retired Navy Chief, mother of Little Miss Boldt, and former teacher of many students. She currently lives on the southeastern coast of North Carolina, enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.



My review: 

I really enjoyed this book and I absolutely loved the witty and funny banter between the characters. I sometimes had to laugh so hard it even almost hurt =P
‘Facts I need to remember about Foster:
1. He is a manwhore.
2. I work for him.
3. I need my job.
4. He’s super hot.
5. His chest is beautiful.
6. Wait. Where was I going with this? Shit
7. No. Foster is a big NO. No, no, no, noooooo.’

All characters were new to me as I haven't read the Teach Me Series and I have to say that one or two side characters of this book really intrigued me and I'd love to read their stories. This book is a standalone but I asked myself if I would have liked and understood the characters better if I had read the Teach Me Series because I felt that there wasn’t much backstory in this book.

The story touched on some heavy topics and it bothered me a bit that the meaningful and essential parts were too rushed and I couldn’t sympathize with the characters and what they’d gone through because of that. It just missed on some depth and coverage.

The Story:
Former Navy SEAL Foster Kavanaugh is still indecisive if it was a good decision to hire Noelle Davis or not. She's a great employee but all the naughty thoughts running rampant in Foster's mind are distracting as hell especially because she's off limits.

Noelle Davis has sworn off men but it’s hard not to admire her hot boss with all those hard abs she would love to get a closer look at. But that's something she could never allow herself for obvious reasons and even if he wasn't her boss, he doesn't even like her.
'I should also mention that my boss, alpha male galore, also happens to have a body so fine well-honed, you could ping quarters off of him.
Anywhere. Seriously. A-ny-where. Those quarters would ping off of him and probably take out someone's eye.'

When her new built life suddenly starts to crumble, it's none other than Foster who's helping her and it's getting harder and harder for both of them to resist the sexual attraction crackling between them.
But eventually it's not just her troubled past that keeps them from getting emotionally involved but also Foster's demons which haunt him since his last mission and he has to remind himself getting involved with Noelle is a bad idea because she is too good for him and deserves someone better.
‘During the rare times I’m alone, I can’t lie. I think about her. I think about Noelle Davis and what it would be like if I were that guy. If I were good enough for her. If I didn’t have a past haunting me.
That ship has sailed, though. So every time those thoughts – fucking fantasies, really – run through my mind, I savor them for the briefest moment before shutting them down.’

Thoughts:
I fell in love with the story from the beginning but was slightly disappointed when it was dragging sometimes.
As mentioned above, I loved the writing and the hilarious parts of this book though I missed some depth of the story.
I really liked the characters but loved Foster the most with his funny and possessive side but also his caring and attentive characteristics. There was lots of sexual tension and some really steamy scenes that I enjoyed in this book.

I was perplexed and quite confused as to why Noelle went for dinner with her boss at his mother's house. I thought that this was weird since they both were so adamant to not get sexually involved with each other because of their employer/employee status.
'Me and men? We're on a serious sabbatical.
I just have to continuously remind my nether regions that while my boss might exude addicting crack-like pheromones, I must resist. I can't afford to make another colossal mistake. Not to mention, I really enjoy my job and coworkers. And it's pretty clear my boss doesn't care for me and only keeps me around because I'm so freaking good at running this office.
So as long as I look and don't touch, it's all good, right?
Um, yeah. I clearly need to work on sounding more convincing.'

Although the plot isn't something new as I've read a few similar stories before, I loved it a lot. Foster and Noelle’s banter was the best and I could’ve read about them bickering for days without getting bored. But when things started to get more series I just couldn't keep up with the characters’ emotions because it felt off to me. I wasn't fully involved with them and didn't quite buy into their feelings for each other, especially from Noelle because the few moments I really felt any affections, they came from Foster at his house when they both couldn't sleep.

I enjoyed the lighthearted parts but when it came to the meaningful and troubled moments in this book I felt that they weren't covered to my satisfaction. When Noelle's troubled past catches up with her I liked how Foster cared about her and how he dealt with it but I didn't get enough of Noelle's side to grasp her emotions about any of this which left me emotionally empty while reading about everything that's going on.

Maybe the author tried to stay on the lighter side of the story without drifting too much into emotionally deep territory but especially when it came to Foster and his demons I felt just sorry but emotionless otherwise. For such a sensitive person like me was this really weird because I liked the book but felt so closed off to everything going on that it really prevented me from caring about the characters.
I guess I just missed some more of the serious conversations and how they really got to know each other and worked things out but it wasn't till the end until I really felt something between them. I loved that at the end there was finally some depth and issues were spoken aloud which have been tiptoed around the whole time.

I was a bit upset that a few story lines were left open by the author because I’m such a curious and impatient person I really wanna know more. So I hope we get another book coming to close off those loose threads.

-- I received an ARC of this book from Sassy Savvy Fabulous PR in exchange for an honest review. --

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cover Reveal: We Said Forever by Marie James

We Said Forever
by Marie James
Release Date: March 15th, 2017
Cover Design: TE Black

Synopsis:

Rock bottom.

They say the only way to go from there is up, but what is “up” when you’re born into someone else’s rock bottom?

At ten, football became my first love. It’s what got me out of the house away from my self-destructive family. My love for football landed me at Las Vegas University with a full ride scholarship, and the orange on my jersey was my favorite color…until my eyes landed on the red dress Fallyn wore the night we met.

At twenty-one, I jumped off the cliff into the unknown the second Fallyn McIntyre danced in my arms at a party. I had the greatest girl in the world and the opportunity to play college ball every Saturday. My rock bottom was looking up, thanks to my two first loves.

Parties, sex, and football—life was perfect. But one drink too many, and my world came crashing down. When I chose pills over my second love, my head told me it was the best decision I ever made. The pills keep me warm and protect me from the distance Fallyn created. Percs don’t judge me. They make me feel alive.

Threes.

They say the best things come in threes, but one leads to a stable future, one is my salvation, and the other drags me to hell—a hell I’d willingly burn in for eternity…if it weren’t for my second love.

http://bit.ly/2kkMNjH

About the author:

Marie James: I'm a full-time, working mother of two boys and wife of 12 years. I've spent almost my entire lifetime living in central Texas, with only short stays in South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida. I've always wanted to write novels and just recently had the gumption to sit down and start one. My passions include reading everything under the sun and plotting out new books to write in the future.


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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Cover Reveal: Lucky by Carina Adams

Lucky
by Carina Adams
Genre: Romance
Release Date: March 1st, 2017
Cover Design by Melody Simmons

Blurb:

Everyone loves Lucky # 7.
He’s the whole package – smart, athletic, and sexy as sin.
A filthy talking bad boy, he can have any woman he wants.

Except me.

A chance encounter. One unforgettable night.
That’s all we could ever have. At least, that’s what we tell ourselves.

Fate has other plans.

If anyone found out, I would lose my job.
He could lose his scholarship.
Some things are worth the risk.

Sometimes, you have to cross your fingers,
Roll the dice, and hope lady luck is on your side.
 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34352408-lucky


About the author:

Carina Adams has been writing and creating characters for as long as she can remember, allowing her to fall in love with the next man of her dreams with every new story.

Thankfully, fate stepped in and granted her the ultimate wish - a life full of men. Carina lives in a picturesque New England town with her husband, the man who ruined the thought of all others, and two amazing sons who always keep her on her toes.

Carina received her MBA in May, but would much rather play with her imaginary friends (the voices in her head) than work her 8 to 5. When she isn’t trying to juggle being a working mom with karate and football practices, surprising her children with her sci-fi movie knowledge, or writing, you can find her with her nose pressed against her kindle, laughing with friends, or living life vicariously as her Derby Girl persona, Writers Block.

Carina is the author the of Bastards MC series and best selling Forever Red. She is currently writing Out of The Blue, the follow up to Forever Red. She loves to hear feedback from her readers, no matter what type. You can email her at:
carinaadamswrites@gmail.com

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Release Blitz: Raine's Haven by Shari J. Ryan

Raine's Haven
by Shari J. Ryan
Release Date:
February 22nd, 2017
Cover Design: MadHat Books, Photo: FuriousFotog, Model: Golden Czermak

Synopsis:

Haven
I felt like I was living in a prison while watching Raine Carson from my window, studying his sexy, tanned, and muscular physique for six long months. From inside of my house, he was perfect.

Then I found out everything looked different from afar. Raine, a blunt and hot tempered man was living a life he wasn't proud of, and I found myself oddly attracted to the sickening reality he opened my eyes to.

Raine
She thought I'd fall for her seductive ploy and scarlet-glossed lips. She was right. Every person in this small town had something negative to say about Haven Leigh's life—the girl who had been handed everything on a silver platter. I ignored the rumors, and instead, searched for her truths.

While struggling with disabling side-effects left behind by my
coke-addict mother, Haven became the hope I needed. She was the good I wanted to be.

But, as it turns out, she was the trouble I should have stayed away from.

http://bit.ly/2jgeivp

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About the author:

International Bestselling Author, Shari J. Ryan, hails from Central Massachusetts where she lives with her husband and two lively little boys. Shari has always had an active imagination and enjoys losing herself in the fictional worlds she creates.

When Shari isn't writing or designing book covers, she can usually be found cleaning toys up off the floor.


Cover Reveal: All the Frogs in Manhattan by Carrie Aarons

All the Frogs in Manhattan
by Carrie Aarons
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 5th, 2017

Blurb:

You know how Cinderella had the whole glass slipper, pumpkin carriage, fairy godmother thing?

Yeah…with foot-destroying stilettos, Uber, and a Twitter horoscope, my life is far from a happily ever after.

In fact, instead of Prince Charming, I end up dating every slimy, scaly, brainless frog in the kingdom of Manhattan. And by frog, I mean all of the stereotypical bad guys that Mom and Lifetime movies warned you about.

The meathead player.
The mommy's boy.
The namedropper.
The cheapskate.

If they suck at relationships, I’ve probably kissed those cold, clammy lips in the hopes of finding love. Until one day, when one man with commitment issues offers to help me find the Romeo to my Juliet.

But what happens when the frog, who was never supposed to turn into a prince, kisses you at midnight? Ok fine, he propositioned me for some afternoon delight after brunch, but not everything can be straight out of a fairytale.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33858119-all-the-frogs-in-manhattan

About the author:

Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won't get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.

When she isn't in what her husband calls a "writing coma", Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.


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