Saturday, August 31, 2013


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Published: August 26th, 2013, Lyrical Press Inc.

My rating: 3.5 of 5

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With no formal training as a photographer, and with the only journalistic experience from the job obtained through an ex-lover, Erica Desoto is determined to find a new job, by first bolstering her portfolio. So having taken a leave of absence, she travels Europe to find inspiration, instead, she bumps into hot, Irish mathematician, Curt Ryan.

Curt is in Ireland assisting his family, who are under constant attack by the Irish press after a very public scandal. What he should be focusing on is finishing his PhD in mathematics, which he has been dragging out long enough, and a job offer that demands his urgent attention. He certainly doesn't have time to get distracted by a luscious Cuban beauty, who happens to live close to him, back in North Carolina.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway - STAY WITH ME by Elyssa Patrick

Book Title: STAY WITH ME (With Me #1)
AuthorElyssa Patrick
Release Date:  August 30th, 2013
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance

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Book Description:

With one look, I’m his . . .

With one touch, he’s mine . . .

With one kiss, it changes everything between us . . .

I’ve been famous since I can remember. Singing, acting, dancing—I’ve done it all. The tabloids cover my every move, but I don’t want that anymore. I want to be normal, whatever that is.

When I leave Hollywood for college in Vermont, I’m on my own for the first time in my life. This is my chance to figure out who I am and what I want in life.

But it’s a lot harder than I expected. I can’t escape my image. Classes are difficult, and I’m struggling. And then there’s Caleb Fox.

Sexy, intriguing Caleb Fox.

Caleb is the one man who doesn’t want to use me. He breaks down my walls. He challenges me. He wants me. And I just don’t know if I can give him the same—or if he’ll stick around when he finds out my shameful secret that the tabloids haven’t managed to uncover.

Dating him is risky enough, but loving him could break me.


~I drop the blackberry into his hand, and then reach for another one. I pop it into my mouth, and the sweet tartness of the berry floods my taste buds.

Caleb still hasn’t eaten his.

I raise an eyebrow. “Not eating yours?”

“No, it’s . . .” He takes a deep breath, his gaze fastening on my mouth. “It’s just, you have something right there.”

Great. Just great. I’m dribbling blackberry juice in front of a guy I find really attractive, sexy, irresistible, but totally shouldn’t. God, what is wrong with me?

I lick my mouth. “All gone?”

“Still there,” he says, his voice gruffer than before.

I do another pass at my mouth, then wipe it.

“No, you’re missing it.” Then he steps closer to me, and I suddenly can’t find my breath. “Here. Let me.”

His thumb dabs at the corner of my mouth, his every touch sending sparks through my body. His dark, dark green eyes fly to mine. “I think I got it all.”

But his thumb stays near my lips, and I don’t move.

Every point in my body is tuned to this, awareness shooting through me like a lightning bolt striking water. I feel more alive in this moment than I’ve ever felt before.

I don’t do anything but stay exactly where I am. 

Caleb takes another step toward me. His legs touch mine, his body brushing lightly against mine.

I notice the blackberry is still in his hand. “You still haven’t eaten yours.”

“I haven’t.” He places it against my mouth. “Bite.”

I take a small taste and feel the juice stain my lips.

His thumb swipes over my lips, smearing the juice onto them even more. He presses the rest of the blackberry against me but doesn’t say a word. I take the fruit in my mouth, my lips catching over the tip of his index finger as I do so. The taste of him is all I can savor—male, the salt from his skin, and the sweet bitterness of the fruit. His gaze locks onto mine, and I swallow heavily.

“You’ve got berry on you,” he says.

I try to be arch, but my voice comes out soft and wanting. “That’s becauseyou did it.”

“I did,” he admits. “I should take if off then.”

My breath hitches in my chest as his other arm slides around my waist and pulls me away from the island right to him.

“This might take a while,” he says.

I heaved out an exaggerated sigh of boredom that’s soon ruined when I shiver with delight as his fingers gather in the material of the t-shirt. “I guess I’ll just have to close my eyes and suffer through it.”

“No suffering,” he promises.

His hand slides up my back, and my muscles, already tightened with awareness, start to ache from wanting. His fingers skate up my neck, and my nerves jangle.

I’m suddenly wondering if he’s ever going to kiss me.

I stretch my hand over his chest, knotting his shirt in my grasp, and yank him to me. “Caleb.”

He lowers his head to me, and my eyelids flutter closed. I lean toward him, waiting—just waiting—for when he touches me. I tighten my hold on him, trying to urge him to do it now, but no, he doesn’t heed my unspoken demands. He doesn’t hurry. He doesn’t rush. It’s like he has all the time in the world until he kisses me.

His finger gently swipes over my mouth, tracing it softly, like he’s memorizing the shape of me. Like he’s trying to get all the details of my mouth down before he claims me. He presses lightly against my lower lip, dipping into the soft plumpness there.

I smooth my hands out on his chest. I’m pressed against him so tight that I can’t do more than reach up and grasp his shoulders. I want to slide my fingers through his hair.

But more than that, I want to feel him against me.

Almost as if he’s heard my thoughts, Caleb’s lips lightly press against the corner of my mouth, where he removed the berry stain only a few moments ago. I still, and his hand leaves my neck to slide down to rest at the small of my back before moving back up in a slow movement that has pleasure coursing through my body. I gasp, and his mouth flutters another kiss at the corner. Brief, these flutter kisses—never quite landing fully on my lips or staying too long.

I make a sound of want. I press even closer, as if I’m inking myself on his skin, in his blood, urging this patient, sexy man to take my mouth—to take it now.

He doesn’t.

His mouth finally touches mine, but it’s not a kiss that claims or declares intent.

He gives.

His lips give kisses upon mine, like rain watering parched land. His mouth moves against mine, gentle, strong, and it makes me cling to him, to give more to him, to open up in ways I never have with any man before.

His teeth catch on my lower lip, lightly tugging, as if asking a question, one that I answer by opening my mouth and letting him in. His tongue slides against me, tasting, seeking. He’s all I know, all I want to know, and I want him to know me in every possible way.

This might just be lust, but it doesn’t feel like it—not with this assured gentleness, this giving of a kiss, like he’s waited all his life for this—for me—and now that I’m here, he’s not going to do anything to mess it up.

He doesn’t make me feel weak in his kiss. I feel strong, treasured . . . desired.

His kiss turns hotter, as if he’s losing control of himself.

Oh yes, I think. Lose control, Caleb. Lose it with me.~

Author bio:

Elyssa Patrick writes sexy, emotional contemporary romances and New Adult. She is currently working on her next novel. 

Grand Prize Giveaway:
$50 Amazon Giftcard
1-Digital Copy of Stay With Me
1-Digital Copy of As You Wish
1-Digital Copy of One Hit Wonder

Thursday, August 29, 2013

MISSING by Noelle Adams

MISSING by Noelle Adams
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Published: August 19th, 2013, Noelle Adams

My rating: 3.5 of 5 ⭐

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Lynn Madison had not seen Nathan Livingston since she had interned in his office during his stint in congress. He had since given up his political aspirations for a career in consulting and Lynn had started a web magazine with her former husband. 

Nathan looked sad and kind of lonely when she approached him. They talked, they walked, and then they ended up in a hotel room, something they would repeat every three months, by mutual agreement. Neither of them had room in their life for a relationship, for nothing of a more permanent or more committed nature.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

GETTING ROWDY by Lori Foster

GETTING ROWDY by Lori Foster
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To Be Published: September 24th, 2013, Harlequin HQN

My rating: 5 of 5

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It's not like Rowdy Yates has made it a secret that he wants her. Ever since Avery Mullins started working with him, getting his bar ready for re-opening, and later as his bartender, he has been very clear in expressing his interest. Problem is, he has a broad interest ......and a short attention span. And even though Avery has had the hots for her boss since day one, she is not about to become another notch on his bedpost. 
Sex has always been a release for Rowdy. Ever since he ended up looking after his younger sister, Pepper, when he was still virtually a boy, he discovered it was as good an outlet as any, for anger and stress. He just never was a long-term, settle down kinda guy.

Blog Tour - THE PROTECTED by Shiloh Walker - & Giveaway

THE PROTECTED by Shiloh Walker
To Be Published: 
September 3rd, 2013, Berkley


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Signed copies the previous FBI Psychic books, including:  
The Missing 
The Departed 
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Hot In Handcuffs (includes the novella The Unwilling) 
A Download of The Unwanted 
A signed copy of WRECKED, a contemporary from Shiloh Walker 
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

ADAM'S BOYS by Anna Clifton

ADAM'S BOYS  by Anna Clifton
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To Be Published: September 1st, 2013, Harlequin Enterprises Australia

My rating: of 5

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When Abbie seeks out Adam, almost five years after their short affair, she does so with lead in her shoes. They work for the same law offices, Abbie in Sydney, Adam in London and have a good friend and colleague in common. That's how they met back then, just after Adam's wife died and left him with an infant son. Now he is back in Australia, and she needs to finally let him know that he doesn't just have one son, he has another..........with her.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Cover Reveal & Release!! "ACHING TO EXHALE" by Debra Kayn +GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Series: Waiting On The Sidelines #2
Author: Debra Kayne
Expected release: August 26th, 2013
Published by: Debra Kayn



Raul Sanchez, president of the Lagsturns Motorcycle Club, proved himself over the span of eight years to lead the outlaw bikers. No longer able to distinguish right from wrong, the undercover FBI agent is after blood when he finds out the Mexican Mafia took his woman. When he finds out his other half is still alive, he sheds the badge, throws himself into chaos, and seeks biker justice. Because any man who touches his woman is going to die.

Swinging on a pole in a seedy lounge in Palm Springs, Crystal Rose works to keep herself one-step away from trouble.With a prior rap sheet of pissing off a rival MC president, shacking up with a crazed out drug addict who used her for collateral against the Mafia, she’s one day away from disaster. All she wants is the one man who rocks her world. But she can't go back, because loving Raul could get him killed.

Close to twenty motorcycles, parked in one perfect line, took up the sidewalk outside High and Dry Lounge. Crystal Rose hesitated for a heartbeat before continuing to walk through the parking lot. The eleven months since losing Raul Sanchez and the Lagsturns Motorcycle Club had reduced her to paranoia. 

Every biker driving by left her weak. Men of Latino descent caused her to take a second look, half hoping it was Raul, and panic at the thought it could be him.

It was never him.

Crystal hurried through the double doors into work. She'd stayed too long in one place for her comfort. That had to be the reason why her legs shook and her nerves were raw and on edge. She hefted her bag over her shoulder. In two more weeks, she'd have enough money to move on.

"Crystal, you're late." Dean, her boss, hurried out from behind the bar and pushed her through the lounge toward the back dressing room. 

"I'm twenty minutes early." She glanced behind her as she walked. "I took the number three bus to make sure I arrived before my first set."

"I switched your schedule with Ella. Her kid's sick and she's not going to make it in to open the show. I would've called, but you haven't left a phone number in the office." Dean planted his hand on her back and catapulted her through the swinging door to the dressing room. "You've got five minutes to get on stage and make the men happy."

"Shit," she mumbled, throwing her bag down.

She stripped out of her old baggy Jimmy Hendrix T-shirt and black yoga pants she'd bought at Goodwill when she'd arrived in Palm Springs. Staying in the rough part of town forced her to take precautions with her appearance. She dumbed down her style to make sure no one followed her to the job or back to the motel after work. Dancing for money was a filthy job, but she was good at what she did.

In a desperate need to hide against the reality of her life, she stood in front of the mirror, applied heavy black eyeliner, and sprayed her hair out so far from her head Whitesnake would hire her over Tawny Kitaen for their next video. Then she dressed in her skimpy two-piece, deep purple colored bikini she'd altered with silver sequins and black tassels.

Five minutes later, she sauntered out onto the unlit stage. She looked below the dim lounge lights at the men crowding the stage, and raised her gaze to the darkened shadows standing in the back. Everything appeared normal, if not a bit quieter than usual for a Saturday night.

Grabbing the pole, she waited for the lights operator to put the spotlight on her. Prepared for the onslaught of blindness, she swung into her routine with practiced ease. Her show was simple, really.

She pretended she was alone. The pole was Raul. He'd often stand in the middle of the room at the club and let her dance circles around him. Too tough, too smooth, too guarded to let himself have fun in front of the other bikers, but there was always something about the way he watched her when she danced for him that told her he enjoyed what she was doing.


Romance Author, Debra Kayn, lives with her family in the beautiful coastal mountains of Oregon on a hobby farm. She enjoys riding motorcycles, gardening, playing tennis, and fishing. A huge animal lover, she always has a dog under her desk when she writes and chickens standing at the front door looking for a treat. She's famous in her family for teaching a 270 lb hog named Harley to jog with her every morning.

Her love of family ties and laughter makes her a natural to write heartwarming contemporary stories to the delight of her readers. Oh, let's cut to the chase. She loves to write about REAL MEN and the WOMEN who love them.

When Debra was nineteen years old, a man kissed her without introducing himself. When they finally came up for air, the first words out of his mouth were…will you have my babies? Considering Debra's weakness for a sexy, badass man, who is strong enough to survive her attitude, she said yes. A quick wedding at the House of Amour and four babies later, she's living her own romance book.


Twitter: @DebraKayn

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Published: August 26th, 2013, Debra Kayn

My rating: of 5

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Crystal Rose is surviving. That's how she ended up in a dirty dive, pole-dancing with her eyes closed, imagining herself to be somewhere else. She definitely is not here by choice, jumping to avoid the dirty grabby hands trying to get a piece of her. What she never expected was the one man she never could stop dreaming about to suddenly show up, and order her on the back of his bike.

As an undercover operator for the FBI, you sometimes have to spend years building up your cover and Raul Sanchez, president of the Lagsturns Motorcycle Club, has eight years of hard work put in. It took him that long to prove himself and win the loyalty and trust of this group of outlaw bikers.
For many months he lived under the impression that the woman he had turned away, was dead at the hands of the Mexican mob. When he finds out she is alive and in possible danger, he doesn't hesitate. He goes to 'collect' her and keep her safe, and damn the consequences.

Unaware of Raul's real profession, Crystal is completely confused by his sudden appearance. All she knows is that he tossed her out of the club house, quite suddenly, almost a year ago. She has no way of knowing he was trying to protect her. Had Raul realized he was throwing her to the 'wolves', in the hands of drug dealers, he might have thought twice.  Now he wont let her out of his sight again until the big players have been brought down, and the threat against his woman is gone.

But secrets tend to get in the way, and both Raul and Crystal have plenty of them. Once they are forced to come clean with each other, they realize it is not just the Mexican Mafia they have to fear, but some pretty powerful people from Crystal's past as well. 


A hard-lovin', hot-bodied biker who no longer knows what side of the law he is on, takes on a tenacious, barely surviving fallen angel, to rescue, to tame, to protect and to hold.

Fast moving from page one, I was not bored for one minute. Lots of action and intrigue, some seriously steamy sex and an interesting twist at the end!

Even though this is technically a stand alone book, there was a lot of background context to catch up with in this story. All of which is very important to understanding the dynamics in the book. Both of this story's main characters, Raul and Crystal appeared in a previous book, BREATHING HIS AIR, and we see that story's protagonists, Rain and Tori again in this book as well. 

Crystal in particular was not necessarily a nice person then, but only now do we find out the circumstances, and suddenly her character is much more understandable and sympathetic. 

Raul was hot, even then. In ACHING TO EXHALE we get a much closer look at him. A bit of insight and it makes him all the more appealing. 

✨Trust Debra Kayn to create chemistry that blows right off the pages!!✨

**ARC received from author in return for an honest review**

Sunday, August 25, 2013

RECKLESS by Skye Jordan

RECKLESS (Renegades) by Skye Jordan
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Published: August 23rd, 2013, Cygnet Books

My rating: 4.5 of 5 ⭐

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Lexi LaCroix hasn't had the best luck with men. For the most part, the gorgeous high end wedding dress designer has been weighed and measured on looks alone, and that is something that has become almost offensive to her. Lexi is more, much more than just the sum of her exterior attributes. She worked very hard to get where she is today, and still does, to keep her exclusive designs coming and her store afloat. She has all but given up on the opposite sex, until her best friend reminds her that there is nothing wrong with an anonymous, innocent fling.

Jax Chamberlin gave up his big Hollywood career in favor of doing stunt work, just to get away from the superficial life and artificial connections. Women have not given up on him, though. One after the other have hooked up with him, with promises of an honest relationship, only to turn around and use him for his fame or his connections. So Jax doesn't trust easily anymore and is immediately suspicious of any attractive interested female.   

ALL HE WANTS by C. C. Gibbs

ALL HE WANTS  by C. C. Gibbs
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Published: July 9th, 2013, Forever (Grand Central Publishing) 

My rating: 4.5 of 5

In preparation for her interview with Knight Enterprises, Kate Hart has done her homework. Just finished her degree, she already has a name in cyber forensics and job offers are lining up, but she really wants in with Knight Enterprises. In her research on the company, she also found some interesting information on its CEO, Dominic Knight. The man certainly has a reputation as somewhat of a playboy, and his proclivity for kinky sex is even documented online.

Billionaire at a very young age and single-handedly in charge of a global company, Dominic Knight is a man who thrives on control and is accustomed to getting what he wants, when he wants it. When he first sees Kate Hart in the lobby of his office, he is intrigued. As is customary for his prospective employees, he has had an intensive background investigation done on her. But in addition to her documented capabilities and her obvious physical appeal, her abrasive demeanour fascinates him. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

DESIRE: The Dining Club by Marina Anderson

DESIRE (The Dining Club:  Part One) by Marina Anderson
Published: August 20, 2013, Forever/Grand Central publishing

My rating: 3 of 5 ⭐

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Grace and David have been seeing each other for about six months and Grace can feel herself falling for him, but is pretty sure her feelings are not necessarily mutual at this point. She has never had a lover like David before, he is fabulous, but he doesn't tend to linger much after sex. 

David has a darker sexual side that he has not exposed Grace to yet. He plans to introduce her to his preferences and invites her for a weekend at The Dining Club. A club where members can bring guests and challenge them to sexual exploration and discovery.

FEARLESS by Tawny Weber

FEARLESS  by Tawny Weber
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Published: September 17th, 2013, Harlequin 

My rating: 3.5 of 5

Gina Renyard has a good job, nice apartment and awesome friends. She just has a ho-hum sex life. She and her three friends get together regularly for girls' nights and will talk about everything, except, Gina doesn't have that much to talk about. When she lets drop that she has a bit of a crush on a co-worker who barely notices her, the girls spring into action to help Gina get one fantasy weekend of hot sex with drool-worthy Luke Monroe.