Monday, September 30, 2013

FIRST SURRENDER (The Serafina: The Sin City Series #1) by Katie Reus

(The Serafina: The Sin City series #1)
by Katie Reus
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Published: September 16, 2013

My rating: 4 of 5 ⭐️

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Hayden is an ex-seal who came to work for The Serafina Casino in security about a year ago. Broody, dangerous, and all Alpha, he comes across big and threatening, but he never scared the casino's pretty young chef much. From the moment they met, she has had no problem calling him out on his dark moods, and in fact seems to lighten them significantly. He has a hard time controlling his attraction for her. 

OFFSIDE by Kelly Jamieson

OFFSIDE (Heller Brothers #5) 
by Kelly Jamieson
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Published: October 1, 2013, Kelly Jamieson

My rating: 5 of 5

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It had taken years for Honey Holbrook to try and live down her wild and well publicized days as the rebellious child of one of hockey's greats and his otherwise perfect family. All to no avail. She had managed to leave her old life behind, get her degree, stand on her own two feet and not create even a ripple, but still her past mistakes followed her wherever she went. And when she starts her first day in her new job, hopeful to make a good first impression, it is almost immediately squashed again when she is not only told the job is hers as a favor to her father, but the first person she encounters in a meeting is none other than Matt Heller, the one person who had and then threw away her heart eight years ago.


by Juliana Stone
(Bad Boys Of Crystal Lake: Book 2)
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Published: September 24, 2013, Sourcebooks

My Rating: 5 of 5

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It has taken Jake Edwards a year and a half to return back home to idyllic Crystal Lake after his twin brother, Jesse was killed in action overseas. Jake had been part of the same unit and survived, but there were days he wished he hadn't. Frankly, he had avoided going home. Too afraid to face the pain in his parents faces, but especially to be confronted with Jesse's widow, Raine. 

All Raine can feel is fury, when she sees Jake standing on her front lawn. All this time she never heard from him, she needed him and he wasn't there for her. Yet there is part of her that can't help being relieved he is here. Losing her husband and having his brother, her best friend, disappear from her life permanently, would have devastated her beyond repair.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

THE WAGER by Rachel Van Dyken

THE WAGER by Rachel Van Dyken
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Published: October 1, 2013, Forever

My rating: 3.5 of 5

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Fate is a bitch. Must be, since it landed Char Lynn on the same flight as the last person on earth she wanted to bump into. Jake Titus, spoiled, rich playboy, childhood friend, adolescent crush and since almost a year, sworn enemy. Damn if he isn't as beautiful as he always was, and he barely even recognizes her!! Too bad she knows she'll be seeing a lot more of him, since she will be maid of honour at his brother's wedding. Difference is, this time around, she won't succumb to his charms and be tossed out like last night's dinner the next morning!

Friday, September 27, 2013

TEASE ME (Semper Fi Marines #1) by Melissa Schroeder)

TEASE ME (Semper Fi Marines #1)
by Melissa Schroeder
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Published: September 26, 2013, Melissa Schroeder

My rating: 4.5 of 5 ⭐

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Tess Keller hadn't expected her buddy Bran to show up on base this early. She just got off shift at the hospital and there he is, looking all gorgeous like he always does. Tess has been in love with Bran since high school but they always had been such good friends, she didn't want to mess that up. Besides he had never treated her as anything but a friend. A pilot, Bran is the type of guy Tess now avoids, all charm, all play, and anything but steady or permanent.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

STOLEN CHANCES by Elisabeth Naughton

STOLEN CHANCES (Stolen Trilogy #4)
by Elisabeth Naughton
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Published: September 12, 2013, Season Publishing

My rating: 4 of 5

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When salvage expert Thad Leighton and archeologist Maren Hudson are both conned into returning to the Yucatan in search of an elusive treasure that cost a team member's life nine years ago, neither is particularly happy to be there. They certainly would have gladly avoided seeing each other. Things were not left very friendly when they parted ways and both held secrets they were eager to hang on to.

UNATTAINABLE by Madeline Sheehan

UNATTAINABLE by Madeline Sheehan
(Undeniable: Book 3)
Published: September 20, 2013, Madeline Sheehan

My rating: 4.5 of 5

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Tegen hated coming back to the club. Only reason she came back was for her mom, Dorothy Kelley, property of the Hell's Horsemen. Or club whore, whichever you prefer. She loved her mom, but was never going to end up like her. Never. 

When she was little, growing up in the club compound, she was always sweet and compliant, never gave anyone much trouble. Then she met Cage West, son of the president of the club. He was older and she instantly had a crush on him. He was beautiful. She was not. But he was always kind and affectionate with her. Until one night, in her teens. She was in love and he was drunk.......and cruel.

TAKE TWO: A Hollywood Romance by Tracy Cramer-Kelly

TAKE TWO: A Hollywood Romance 
by Tracy Cramer-Kelly
(The Lady Biker Series: Book 1)
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Published: August 22, 2013, Tracy Cramer-Kelly

My rating: 4 of 5

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Zac Davies really doesn't want to screw up this opportunity, this movie is supposed to be his big break, and passing out in the middle of shooting a scene was definitely not part of the plan. Of course he would never have guessed that anyone would want to poison him, he could have been killed, but instead he is going to be out of commission for weeks. He's 29-years old, feels about 90 and needs to be looked after like a baby. None of this sits well with him, except perhaps the fact that his incredibly hot 41-year old Director offered to take him in.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

MY SPY by Dana Marton

MY SPY by Dana Marton
This book offers a bonus novel, LAST SPY STANDING.
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Published: October 1, 2013, Harlequin Intrigue

My rating: 4.5 of 5

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Jamie Cassidy is working on a covert government operation when he bumps into what has got to be every man's dream woman, with a sexy southern accent to boot. Too bad that after his last failed mission, which left him with devastating injuries, he had written himself off for any kind of social interaction. As luck would have it, he stumbled into a local counterfeit money scheme and the lady turns out to be the town's deputy sheriff. Turns out that this particular beauty has brains as well and unfortunately, the use of Jamie's cover as a border patrol officer doesn't stand up very long to deputy sheriff Bree Tridle's scrutiny. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Release Day Launch - SAFE WITH ME by Kristen Proby

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“Easy,” Caleb murmurs behind me.
“I’m fine.” Maybe if I keep saying it I’ll start to believe it myself.
He moves up behind me and nudges my legs apart. “Widen your stance for balance.”
I fire again, and my blood thickens as adrenaline pumps hard and fast through me.
It doesn’t take a Navy SEAL to figure out how to line up the sights, and I squeeze the trigger, again and again, my body taught with aggression that I didn’t even know I’d been holding.
Shooting is great therapy.
When the magazine is empty, Caleb wordlessly shows me how to switch it out, and I continue to throw the bullets down the range, clip after clip, until all four are spent.
I set the heavy gun on the shelf, pull my goggles and earmuffs off and step back. I have to lock my knees because my legs feel like Jell-O and I’m afraid I’ll fall. My arms are humming, I’m panting, and I swear to God, I could run a marathon.
Suddenly, Caleb steps up behind me and presses the button to bring the target back to us.
“Take a deep breath,” he whispers against my ear and I instinctively respond, pulling in a long, deep breath. He presses his chest against my back, his thighs against the back of my own, and pulls in a long breath of his own. “You smell so fucking good.”
His cock stirs against my backside, through his jeans. He pulls his hands up my arms and down my sides to my hips, where he rests them as he runs his nose up the side of my neck.
With the noise and feel of the gun still in my head, my heart still pounding like crazy, I want him.
“You have no idea how fucking good you feel pressed up against me like this,” he whispers, his voice rough and strained.
“I think I have an idea,” I respond, surprised to hear the raw need in my own voice. Closing my eyes, I lean my head back on his shoulder and relish in the feel of his hands kneading my hips and his face pressed into my neck. My nipples are puckered and straining against my bra, and goosebumps have broken out up and down the length of my body.
I want him unlike anything or anyone I’ve ever wanted before.
“Caleb.” His name is a whisper, a prayer.
“Smell so damn good.”
“Touch me,” I demand softly. His hands still. He kisses my neck softly, takes a long, deep breath, and then backs away.
I turn around in surprise and in full-blown anger.
“What kind of game are you playing?” I demand.
“I’m not playing a game.” He crosses his arms over his chest.
“Caleb.” I just stare at him for a long moment. Thirty seconds ago his hands were on me and he was whispering the sweetest things in my ear.
Now he’s turned back into the drill sergeant.
And men say women are confusing.
Finally, he turns and pulls the target down.
“I’ll be damned,” he whispers.
“Let me see.”
There are a few stray bullet holes around the white part of the target, but in the center of the chest and the top of the head are two good-sized holes where my bullets pierced the paper.
“You’re a natural.” I shrug like it’s no big thing, but inside I’m doing the mega happy-dance. “Not so much a pussy, I guess.”
Caleb laughs, long and loud and scoops me up into a long hug.
“Definitely not a pussy,” he agrees as he pulls away from me.
“Caleb?” My heart is beating hard, and I’m still pissed at him. He’s smiling down at my target, but when his eyes meet mine, he sobers.
“Don’t fucking touch me like that again unless you plan to finish what you start.”
His eyes go hard and his jaw tightens. Before I can turn and walk away, he grabs my wrist and pulls me against him, pinning my arms between our bodies.
“Let’s get this straight, Brynna. I want you so fucking bad my teeth ache. I’ve wanted you for months. But you’re part of my family, and I’m supposed to be protecting you. Dropping my guard and fucking you into the mattress is not the way to keep any of you whole.”
I gasp as his words sink in and I want to beg him to take me home do exactly that; fuck me into the mattress, but before I can speak, he lowers his forehead to mine and clenches his eyes closed as if in pain.
“I’m not going to fuck up our friendship, or make things weird for you with my family, just because I can’t keep my damn hands off you. You mean too much for that.”
I lean into him, wanting to comfort him, but he sighs, lifts his head and plants his lips on my forehead for a long few seconds and then backs away, turns his back on me, and loads the weapon and clips back into his locking gun box.
“I apologize. I won’t touch you again.” Before I can argue, ask him to talk with me about this, he stalks off ahead of me. “Let’s go.”

SAFE WITH ME by Kristen Proby
Published: September 24, 2013
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Keeping others safe is what Caleb Montgomery does. He’s never had a problem taking on an assignment, whether it was during his dangerous SEAL days or his most recent job of training war mercenaries. But being assigned to keep Brynna Vincent and her adorable daughters, Maddie and Josie, safe from an unknown threat has thrown Caleb off his axis. Hot for the tall brunette since she came back to town more than a year ago, being close to her day in and day out is cracking Caleb’s resolve to keep his hands off her gorgeous body and his head in the mission.
Brynna is sick and tired of being afraid. All she wants is a normal, quiet life for her and her precious girls. Just as she’s settling into her new home in Seattle and feeling safe again, Caleb shows up on her doorstep insisting the danger is as high as ever. But whether she needs to be sheltered from the threat in her past, or from the intense emotions she feels for the sexy, protective man sleeping in her home, remains to be seen. What will happen if Brynna and her girls fall in love with a man so broken he may not be able to protect them from the danger that threatens, much less himself?”
SAFE WITH ME is the fifth book in the With Me In Seattle series, and continues to follow this tight-knit, loving family through life’s trials and tribulations with humor, passion and everlasting love.

About Kristen Proby:

Kristen is the author of the Amazon and USA Today bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.
Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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Blog Tour WITHSTANDING ME by Crystal Spears


“Storm,” I greet her in my huskiest voice. 
She’s the only one who hasn’t dropped at my damn feet when I use that tone. Drives me fucking crazy.
“ZZ,” she greets back jutting out her lip and blowing her bangs outta her eyes. Shit that’s sexy, and my balls tighten even more.
I lean against the end of the bar, crossing my legs and arms. Her fingers tighten on the clipboard in her hands. 

Yeah sugar, keep on telling me no. It’s not gonna last much longer.
“Zig Zag, I’m busy. Can we do this another time?”
“That depends. Are you gonna tell me no again?” I grin at her.
“You have an entire flock of pussy lambs and yet, you want mine. I’m not looking to be fucked just once, ZZ,” she says leaning towards me, her pink lips coming just a foot away from mine. 

“Because I’ve been fucked one too many times just once, and the next time a man enters my pussy, it’ll be for more than just one fucking time.”
I groan and my already blue balls tighten even more when she uses the words pussy and fucking. Dammit, I want her.
“How about if I promise at least two rounds.” I say seriously, because fuck, I am serious. I’ll come and then get hard again and repeat the process. I’ve went nine rounds in one night before I can do it again.
Storm places the clipboard down on the bar. She presses her little body into mine as she leans into my ear. 

“I don’t doubt you could go for round after round sexy. Let me put it in words that a biker can understand. I’m not looking for a one-night stand. The next man to make me come will have that honor because he wants more than just my pussy. You get what I’m saying to you handsome?” 
She flicks her tongue down my earlobe causing me to growl.
She drives me fucking crazy!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

A TERRIBLE LOVE by Marata Eros

by Marata Eros
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Published: September 24, 2013, Gallery Books (Paperback)

My rating: 4 of 5

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Making a life for herself, meeting new friends and building trust has not been easy for Jess Mackey. Not as long as she is forced to live a lie, hiding from her well-known family who are willing to ignore violence for the sake of votes. She had no choice but to run, and to reinvent herself without drawing attention, but dancing is something she will never be able to let go. It is in her blood. 

Attention is coming at her from all sides suddenly. Some welcome, some less so, but none as unsettling or as seductive as the attention Devin Castile is giving her. Despite warnings from a multitude of directions, Jess is unable to resist the basic pull he has on her. He makes no promises, but seems equally thrown by her. Appearing and disappearing at random, he flits in and out of her life, leaving her unbalanced and aching.