Tuesday, September 19, 2017

RELEASE BLITZ: On a Tuesday by Whitney G.

Publication Date: September 19, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Second Chance Romance, Standalone

~Synopsis~

We met on a Tuesday.
Became best friends, then lovers, on a Tuesday.
And everything fell apart on a Tuesday…


Charlotte Taylor has three automatic strikes in my book: 1) She hates me. She also claims that I’m a “domineering jerk with a huge, overbearing ego.” (I do have something huge. It’s not my ego, though.) 2) She takes our mandatory tutoring sessions way too seriously. 3) She’s sexy as hell…And a virgin.

At least, those were her strikes before our study sessions started lasting longer than they were supposed to. Until one innocent kiss became a hundred dirty ones, and until she became the first woman I ever fell hard for.

Our future together after graduation was supposed to be set:
Professional football for me. Law school for her.

But she left me at the end of the semester with no explanation, and then she completely disappeared from my life.

Until tonight.

We met on a Tuesday.
Became everything, then nothing, on a Tuesday.
And now it’s seven years later, on a Tuesday…


**This is a full length second chance romance, inspired by Adele’s “When We Were Young”**
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Model Credit: Andrea Denver

Whitney G. is a twenty-eight-year-old optimist who is obsessed with travel, tea, and great coffee. She’s also a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of several contemporary novels, and the cofounder of The Indie Tea–an inspirational blog for indie romance authors.

When she’s not chatting with readers on her Facebook Page, you can find her on her website or on instagram. (If she’s not in either of those places, she’s probably locked away working on another crazy story.)

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Monday, September 18, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Their Virgin Brat by SC Daiko

Genre: Contemporary/Menage Romance
Release Date: September 9, 2017

~Synopsis~

Super-hot twins for one bratty girl:

Aiden and Liam
Dad has remarried and our new step-sibling is a brat.
But we’re good at soothing difficult mares;
a slip of a girl should be no problem.
When we learn the brat still has her V card,
riding horses isn’t the only thing on our minds.
We can’t stop thinking about bratty Samantha,
breaking her in and making her ours.
Just for a short time.
At least, that’s the rule.
Except rules are made to be broken, right?

Samantha
I’ve never been with one man,
let alone two,
and that suits me fine.
Men are trouble.
Aiden and Liam are so freaking hot, though,
soon all I want is their touch,
their kisses,
their gorgeous shafts.
I know what we’re doing is wrong.
They’re my twin step-siblings;
if our parents find out
all hell will break loose.
One rule: it’s only for a short time.

Will we lose everything by breaking that rule?

~Book Review~
3.5 Stars

The Roberts twins, Liam and Aiden, 30, show and train horses on their family farm, but they’re still skeptical of the arrival of their new step-sister, Samantha, 19, also a horse enthusiast.

While the premise suggests the tale’s smutty nature, it does in fact have a fairly developed story with intricate details of the horse business. For the most part, I think it balances the steam and story elements well.
“The door swings open and they stride into my room. They’re naked as the day they were born; their cocks dangle and swing as they stalk towards my bed, like predators after their prey.”
I liked that the twins worked together and were never competitive, both personally and professionally. You really felt as if they had each other’s backs, and no love triangle vibes were ever emitted. These guys shared well. ;-)

Even though it’s told via in alternating first person POV by Sam, Liam, and Aiden, I found the shift from the characters barely communicating to acting on their desires a bit abrupt. There’s also a time skip after their first night together that made the pace feel choppy. A little more relationship development in these areas could have been beneficial.

The “brat” theme felt really forced, and the term overused. A matter of ‘tell’ rather than ‘show,’ Samantha came across guarded rather than bratty. In places she did seem a bit sheltered or immature; her use of words like “tummy” and “down there” in her monologues made her sound childish. On that note, the twins did not seem thirty years old, at most maybe twenty-five. The guys were still likeable; they just didn’t seem nearly as old as they were said to be.

All in all, a safe ménage-romance that’s relatively low angst and pleasingly free of OW/OM drama.

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 ~Playlist~


SC Daiko, aka Siobhan (pronounced Shivon), is a romance junkie who loves writing about strong heroines and hot alpha males. Her stories are sexy and emotional reads. Originally from the UK, she now lives in Italy with her husband and two cats. Nothing makes her happier than connecting with readers and fellow authors.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

RELEASE/REVIEW: Show Me Something by Aubrey Bondurant

 ~Synopsis~

The light of the future can only be found by stepping out of the darkness of the past...

After leaving her marriage, Juliette Walker wants to accomplish many new things, but meeting a new man certainly isn't part of her plan.

Plagued with struggles over her past, she seeks the advice of a professional. But after unloading her most intimate thoughts to the handsome stranger with dark hair and glasses at a friend's party, she discovers he isn't the man she thinks he is.

Although Juliette comes into Mark Hine's life like an unexpected tornado, he finds himself intrigued by the bundle of energy who spills her secrets in a drunken barrage.
Despite swearing off dating permanently since the tragic death of his fiancee, he keeps finding excuses to spend time with the single mom who makes him laugh and brings him out of his shell.

In the aftermath of Juliette's most humiliating experience to date, she's convinced Mark has permanently friend-zoned her, until the moment it becomes shockingly clear she couldn't be more wrong.

But will demons of the past threaten to derail the opportunity for love? Or can two damaged hearts overcome their painful histories to find a future of happiness together?

Full Length Standalone book with no cliffhanger.
Fifth book of the “Something Series”
Recommended for mature readers due to situations of language, and sexual content.

 ~Book Review~
3.75 Stars

Juliet Walker, 29, has made a temporary move north with her small son to escape the drama and potential danger her soon-to-be ex-husband has stirred up. With the help of her colleagues/friends, she has a place to stay and a chance to meet some new people. Juliet is ready to move on. Too bad the shy but sexy attorney, Mark Hines, isn’t ready to date again after losing his fiancé years before.
“It couldn’t be called slutty if you switched up your battery-operated boyfriends every night, right?”
This is a really hard book to rate because I always take the genre into consideration and I think this one encompasses many. So if you’re looking to get a feel for what to expect in this book, the following explanation is more relevant than the overall rating that’s more subjective.

This series, told from the heroines’ first person POV, has always focused strongly on each woman’s life and love journey. The tales of how each heroine got her groove back (or in Kenzie’s case found hers) has kept the chick-lit feel strong. In that genre, the story is probably five stars. I only say probably because I don’t read enough chick-lit to be strong judge, but to me these books seems at the top of that genre. As far as a romance, the story for me fell somewhere in the higher middle ground.

In the first half, especially the beginning, the relationship development was extremely well done as the pair get to know each other and lean on each other, providing companionship when both need it most. It was easy to see Mark as a book boyfriend or the guy friend you’d want as more.
“Yes, indeedy, capable was the new HOT…”
Mom romance readers around the globe will swoon at Mark’s helping hand. And no, I don’t mean his talented fingers in the bedroom, although the erotic element is carried out well and plentiful throughout the story.
“‘I think it’s clear that either I’m going to need to gag you, which has possibilities, or I’ll need to do some more dirty taking to distract you.’”
Mark is full of surprises. His reserved nature made him intriguing. Readers of the series know from the previous books about Mark’s loss. In the beginning, I was pleased to find his lost love downplayed in the storyline, but in the later half it comes heavily into play. Perhaps its delayed entrance is essential; I was able to like Mark’s character without getting distracted by his backstory. In the later half, it did interfere with my ability to root for them as a couple at times. The story becomes quite emotional, the issues and obstacles in their romance decidedly heavy. For readers looking for a story that tackles modern real world love scenarios, or in this case, imperfect relationship between two sweet but flawed people, then this is a must read. For more diehard romantics, Mark does pose a problem. He’s a broken man, stuck in the past. Inherently, he desires to move on, but he’s not undertaken the proper emotional healing he needs to do so. I do wish Juliet would have seen the signs sooner, though I understood why she didn’t or didn’t want to. In parts, I hurt for her, none the less, and I did feel sorry for Mark too. But there’s a point where you say enough is enough, and she had a big heart and a ton of patience for someone struggling with her own issues and insecurities.

Juliet is certainly resilient. She also lacks a filter, a personality quirk that leads to some of the story’s humor and lighthearted side.
“‘Sorry, it’s just, well, it’s a really great cock.’”
I still hesitate to label this a romcom, despite giggling at a few scenes. The heavier side of the story and their messy relationship eventually takes prominence. I do want to commend the inclusion of the real Dr. Mark. So many times in the romance market the importance of counseling is downplayed if not outright dismissed or forgotten. Here it’s utilized well and key to both character’s growth. It also goes a long way in eliminating the need for suspension of disbelief. If the tales “shows” (pun on the title intended) the reader one thing, it’s that Mark and Juliet are believable long term as a successful couple because of the professional help they seek as well as the support given by their friends. It also helps avoid contrived drama, the conflicts in this story are fitting and flow well. Themes of bettering oneself, coping, grieving, and accepting life’s changes to find new happiness are central to the story. It’s easily an engaging tale.

While this is the last full length book, I look forward to the series extras to come. These are a great group of friends who help each other out and lift each other up. Incidentally, I missed Kenzie and Colby together in this one as they were my fav couple. ;-) On that note though, the books are easy to read as standalones.

AMAZON: US UK AU CA


~Also in the Series~  

 #1 Tell Me Something


Aubrey Bondurant is a working mom who loves to write, read and travel.

She describes her writing style as: “Adult Contemporary Erotic Romantic Comedy”. (How's that for a mouthful?) Picture chick-lit with the sex scenes or “smutty chick lit” and there you have it!

When Aubrey isn't working her day job, or spending time with her family, she’s on her laptop typing away on her next story. She only wishes there were more hours of the day!

She’s a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps and passionate about veteran charities and giving back to the community. She loves a big drooly dog, a fantastic margarita, and football.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

COVER REVEAL: Untamable by Jamie Schlosser

Genre: Romantic Comedy 😻
Release Date: October 2nd!

~Synopsis~

Emery Matheson knows p*ssies. Cats, that is. As the star of a reality show called The P*ssy Tamer, it’s his job to fix extreme feline behavioral issues.

When he hears about his next project—a lonely cat hoarder named Estelle—he expects a little old widow, not the blond bombshell who opens the door.

With a 100 percent success rate, Emery has never had trouble finishing a job. But just a few hours into the first day of filming and one thing is clear—Estelle and her band of misfit p*ssies will give him a run for his money… and his heart.


COVER DESIGNER: Simply Defined Art

Jamie Schlosser grew up on a farm in Illinois surrounded by cornfields. Although she no longer lives in the country, her dream is to return to rural living someday. As a stay-at-home mom, she spends most of her days running back and forth between her two wonderful kids and her laptop. She loves her family, iced coffee, and happily-ever-afters.


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REVIEW/RELEASE BLITZ: I Want by Ella Fox

Series: Enamorado #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance

~Blurb~
Billionaire businessman Alejandro Cruz detests the dating process and is perfectly content to stay single. But that all changes the moment the quirky house sitter from next door falls into his arms, and his immediate instinct is to hold on tight and never let go. California girl Kaya Porter has a "just say no" approach to dating. No matter how sexy and irresistible Alejandro is, she vows not to fall for him. Alejandro has other plans. This sexy Spaniard knows what he wants, and there's nothing he won't do to make Kaya realize that they belong together. Will Alejandro get the girl or will he be left wanting more than Kaya is willing to give?
~Book Review~
3.25 Stars

Kaya Porter, 21, is house-sitting for her celebrity best friend. Alejandro Cruz, 27, just built the house next door. When a “rescue mission” sends Kaya over the property line, she literally falls into Alejandro’s arms.

On the plus side, Alejandro is always focused on Kaya. On the downside, there’s insta-love from Alejandro right off the bat. To compensate the insta-love, the novel does depict the pair getting to know each other. In fact, the romance is rather slow burn.
“’Belleza, don’t do that unless you want me to slide my zipper down and free my cock so that I can push your panties to the side and take you the way I’ve been dying to.’”
Told via Alejandro and Kaya’s alternating first person POV, the tale is mostly low angst with the exception of a brief but ridiculous OW misunderstanding.

Alejandro was a pretty solid, sweet guy. Kaya was okay. She wasn’t a heroine necessarily easy to warm to, and her background story was a little too drama-filled for my tastes.

Elvis was probably the cutest parts of the book. He honestly kept me engaged, and I enjoyed their meetings via him the most.

I felt the story had a few hiccups. There’s the occasional Spanish words and dialogue that’s not translated. I understand the Kaya didn’t speak Spanish but, none the less, it was frustrating as a reader. Also there’s a scene in the beginning with Kaya talking to her godparents except their identity isn’t introduced. It was confusing with no compelling reason to keep their relation a mystery.

The next book will feature one of Alejandro’s brothers, and I can probably guess who his heroine will be.
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

99c for Release Day ONLY!!
Available at other retailers soon
~Excerpt~

“Climb gates around here often?” he asked, no censure in his voice. I realized he spoke English as fluently as he spoke Spanish.

He was clad in navy basketball shorts, a pair of Nike running shoes and he was just sweaty enough for me to realize he’d likely been working out. I swear I was hypnotized by all of his exposed skin, so much so that I could just about remember my own name at that moment. I’d have blamed the fall for my dazed and confused frame of mind but that wasn’t it at all. It was purely because of him—the sexy Spanish-speaking god who’d saved me from certain harm. My eyes trailed along his muscular but lean body hungrily as I catalogued just how ridiculously gorgeous he was. I was hypnotized by his six-pack and the set of V-cut muscles I had an insane urge to trail my fingers over.

I’d have kept right on staring had he not cleared his throat. I cringed as I came back to reality and realized he’d asked a question I hadn’t retained.

“Um, huh?” I asked, perfectly clueless.

“I was asking if you’re a professional gate climber,” he said huskily.

“No, I—”

“She’s really fine after a fall from that height?” the officer asked as he came through the gate.

“She never hit the ground,” my savior said, “since I caught her.”

The cop looked almost as impressed as I felt. I’d have heaped praised onto the stranger who saved me had I not remembered that I needed to be focused on a more pressing concern.

“So now that I’m on this side I really need to get my—”

The officer pinned me with a look that left no doubt that he was in charge. “Miss, please remain silent while I work out what’s going on here.”

I pursed my lips and tried to contain my annoyance. I knew he was just doing his job but all I cared about was finding Elvis.
The officer turned back to the Spanish model—I naturally assumed he modeled because he looked like he belonged in sensual looking black and white ads for men’s cologne. You know the kind of ads I’m talking about, right? There’s always a sexy guy giving you the let’s have all the sex look with a set of eyes that are clearly attempting to hypnotize you into buying something.

He was at least six feet tall and had a head full of thick, dark hair. His face was perfectly proportioned from forehead to chin, and I could find nothing that didn't appear to be symmetrical. He had a ridiculously sexy closely trimmed beard that I wanted to trace with my fingers and his jaw was the sexiest thing I’d ever seen. I turned crimson when my eyes trailed up and met his and I realized he was observing me—which meant he knew I’d been staring at him. Again.

I bit my lip and tried not to blush as I blinked like an idiot. I was relieved to have a reason to look to the police officer when he cleared his throat to get our attention. “Are you the one who called about the disturbance down the side of the house?” he asked.

I couldn’t resist the urge to let my eyes wander back to the Spanish god. I knew just enough Spanish to determine that if his looks were rated on the salsa scale he’d be called el más caliente.

His eyes were on me as he answered the cop. “My brother called, yes.”

“What’s your name, sir?”

“Alejandro Cruz.”

Even his name was sexy. My skin felt hot and prickly under his gaze. Anxious for a reprieve, I looked back to the officer.

The cop nodded as he took note of it on his pad. “And your brother's name?”

“Rafael Cruz.”

“And you?” the cop asked with a head nod toward me.

“Kaya Porter.”

“Can you spell that?”

“K-a-y-a,” I answered.

“That’s a weird name,” the officer said as he wrote it down.

I wasn't sure if he was being rude or not so I shrugged and said nothing. Alejandro growled something under his breath that I couldn’t understand. A shiver went down my back at the way the words rolled off his tongue. His Spanish accent fascinated me. I’d never been one to care one way or the other about a man’s voice, but his did things to me. I wondered if audio erotica was a thing. If it were, I would pay a subscription fee to hear him talk all day.

“So were you trying to escape or get in?” the officer asked, ruining my good fantasy about an Alejandro Cruz dirty talk subscription service.

“I was trying to get in,” I answered stiffly, annoyed that the officer had already forgotten everything I’d said, “I told you—”

“No, no, she is not the disturbance,” Alejandro interjected. “My brother thought someone was trying to steal God only knows what from the exterior of the house. He was asleep and heard something outside his bedroom window and panicked. He shouldn’t have called the police—it’s animal control that we need. Some dickhead bird went through the trash that my brother forgot to secure and he’s been leading him on one hell of a chase around the yard.”

My eyes narrowed and my hands went to my hips as I stared down the model. “Don’t talk about my little buddy like that,” I snapped.

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Ella Fox is the USA Today Bestselling Author of The Hart Family Series, Consequences of Deception, The Catch Series and The Renegade Series. When she’s not writing, Ella indulges the gypsy in her blood and travels the country. Ella loves reading, movies, music, buying make-up, reading Tmz, Twitter and pedicures… not necessarily in that order. She has a wild sense of humor and loves to laugh. Her favorite thing in the world is hanging out with her family and watching comedy movies.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

COVER RE-REVEAL: #ThreeLittleLies series by Sara Ney

 *New Covers* 
#1
THINGS LIARS SAY
 “You’re not my dirty little secret. You’re my guilty pleasure.”

 ~Synopsis~
Lies, lies, lies; everybody tells them....

Greyson Keller didn't intend to lie; it just came out that way. So when the object of that lie shows up on her doorstep, she is confused, shocked, and embarrassed.

Calvin Thompson is an Ivy Leaguer, attending University over an hour away, playing rugby and basically not giving a crap. So imagine his surprise when some guy named Greyson begins rumors online that they're dating -- the only logical solution is to drive an hour and confront him...

Be there when Greyson and Cal finally meet face-to-face because.

Sparks. Will. Fly.

This novel, along with all others in this series, is a standalone with no cliffhanger. You're welcome.
Yes, sparks fly. That's why this book is intended for those 17+ and older.
Foul language, cursing, and sexual content.


#2
THINGS LIARS HIDE
  “Yeah, you heard me—she’s smelling the book.  Who does that? Then, as if that wasn’t weird enough, Tabitha grasps the book tightly, clutches it to her chest, and…hugs it?”

~Synopsis~

Secrets, secrets, everybody has them…

Tabitha Thompson is many things, but a liar isn’t one of them. Unless you count the sexy secret she’s spent a year hiding from everyone: her friends, her family. The secret she never counted on anyone discovering…

One chance encounter.

One clumsy mistake.

One sexy discovery.

Now, only Collin Keller stands in the way of her secret—and everyone else. And he just may be the one who ruins it all…

Tabitha Thompson, you secretive little sneak.

 Authors Note: This novella, along with all others in this series, is a standalone with no cliffhanger. You're welcome.


#3
THINGS LIARS FAKE
 “I hesitate, pulling back; wanting to remember this moment forever, certain that this will be my last first kiss.”

~Synopsis~
What if…

Someone you barely knew asked you for a favor.

What if…

They needed you to be something you weren’t, in exchange for nothing. Unless you count a mouth full of lies and a half-broken heart. Faker. Pretender. Liar. There are worse things to be called.

So would you do it? Would you?

Daphne Winthrop did.

And you’re about to find out what happens in the end.




Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte's, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog.