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Last Call by M.S. Brannon Review

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Title: Last Call

Author: M.S. Brannon

Release Date: September 22, 2014

Genre: New Adult Romance

 

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Synopsis

 

My name is Mariah Huxley, and I’m a reformed slut.

 

The only year I attended college, I spent on my back, living on a constant high from sex and booze. That was, until my wayward ways left me with the greatest responsibility one could have.

 

Fast forward seven years, and I am Mariah Huxley, a twenty-six-year-old, single mother, living in the unforgiving world as an adult. I work hard to take care of us, and I am happy. I’m happy until I close my eyes at night and realize that’s not the case at all. Something is missing. My soul, my body, and my heart—they’ve all been drained of anything exciting. That’s until the night I finally allow myself to live, and I meet him.

 

When he touches me, I awaken and slowly become resurrected. However, will the relationship we’ve started be one I’m prepared to handle? I am strong enough to endure many things, but am I strong enough to sustain this connection with him.

 

My name is Jason Cain, and I am who I am.

 

Some may call me determined, but the majority of society views me as a prick. To them, I’m an arrogant jerk who defies the standard rules of life to get what I want. I couldn’t agree more.

 

I was born on the streets, loved by no one. The only person I had was me. Once adopted by the state, I vowed to myself to become a man of means. I vowed to become a man who would be respected from the moment I walked in a room.

 

Fast forward several years, and I am Jason Cain, a thirty-two-year-old, successful entrepreneur, and self-made millionaire. My life is all about time, which includes making gut reaction business deals, growing my empire, and being in the company of beautiful women. I have time for only one thing, my satisfaction. That’s until the night she strolls into my nightclub.

 

When she touches me, I feel every wall I’ve built up slowly crumble around me. I disintegrate. However, will the relationship we’ve started be one I can leave behind? Or will I lose the part of me that’s kept me going my entire life? Am I strong enough to survive her?

 

Or will this be our last call?

 

45stars

 Review:

Mariah spent her younger years in a state of drunkenness and sex.  That is until she had her son, Royce.  Royce has lived seven years not having a dad, but Mariah does her job to provide well.

Than one night at the club Toxic, Jason Cain, sees Mariah.  He remembers her from years past, and has never forgot the beauty that she represents.  He wants to claim her, but only for benefits only type of relationship.

A friends-with-benefit is going well, but Jason can be a real jerk.  He meets Royce accidentally and sees something he thinks he would like, and now he feels like he should shove Mariah out of his life.  His moves involve ditching a seven year old boy that brings fun to his life.

No matter how hurt she is Mariah moves on.  But can Jason?  There are reasons that Jason is the way he is, and those demons he must face.   Can Mariah and Royce be the glue to him, or the explosives that detonate him to pieces?  Read Last Call to find out.

As far as the characters, my favorite was Royce.  He was Mariah’s protector.  No one will hurt his mom.  And Aunt Maggie kept saying words that Royce repeated that poor Mariah had no idea how to explain to him.  I had quite a few laughs at the innocence of this child. There is a part of the story that Royce behaves badly towards Jason, but that is all that I will say about it because it is quite hilarious.  Thinking about it still makes me laugh.

So if you want a good steamy book with a few laughs, than Last Call is the one for you.  Definitely worth the hours of enjoying kicking back and reading.

 

 

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Excerpt:

 

I grasp his hands and look directly into his face. I’m going to tell him. The sex talk. We’re having it. Yep, we’re going to have it and it’s going to be now.

“Boning is another word for… p-p-p-poking someone with a chicken bone.” Bold face lie. Damn, I suck as a mother.

“Like when you get done eating a chicken leg, you just poke someone with the bone? Who’d you eat chicken with last night?” Royce is smiling with delight and so happy with the answer I’ve provided.

“Yep, just like that. I was with Aunt Shelby and Aunt Giselle,” I say, trying to get the disappointment out of my voice.

“Sweet, boning! I can’t wait until we have chicken again. I’m gonna bone everyone!” Royce hops off his lap and runs to his room.

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About the Author

 

M.S. Brannon-2M.S. Brannon was born and raised in the Midwest. She still resides there today with her wonderful husband and son. When she is not writing or reading, M.S. Brannon spends time with her family, watching movies, and discovering new music. She writes romance because she believes love and heartache is the rawest emotion one can experience.

 

 

 

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Website: http://msbrannon.wordpress.com

 

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Review: My Most Precious One by Evangelene Blog Tour + Giveaway

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My Most Precious One by Evangelene

Genre: Erotica

Release Date: November 2013

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Synopsis:

Alexia, Lexi to all her friends, lived her life her way. Even if it meant putting aside her dreams and dealing with her overbearing mother. She loved the world she had created for herself as a waitress in a chic Montréal bistro. Until one day a businessman comes into the bistro and challenges the life she’s come to love.

She’s caught between her desire for him and the desire to protect what she herself has created. He is domineering and strong with all his wealth and power, as he unapologetically pursues her.

Should she give in? Should she set aside who she is and be with him in his world?

Lukas Blakk is exactly what Lexi has always wanted but the man has a past that Lexi might not be ready for.

 

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Review:

Lexi has her life planned out.  She is working at a cafe and attending school.  She still has her dreams, but right now her main focus is getting her mom off her back.  Lexi’s mom is a normal greek mom.  She wants her daughter to marry a greek man and have many greek babies.  Lexi just wants to find someone who she could love, and will love her back.

Than one day Lukas walks into her cafe.  He is charming, handsome, and has a way to make her feel butterflies.  He wakes up her inner yearnings.  But Lukas has a past that will force him to face his demons.  He also has parents trying to set him up with an extremely manipulative woman.  She causes chaos in Lukas’ life and his relationship with Lexi.  But Lexi will not be undermined, and she sure this woman who is boss.

Past and present collide, and Lexi is left in broken pieces.  Lukas has shattered her heart, and Lexi returns to her home in a state of depression.  Can Lukas ever get Lexi to share her heart with him?  Will trust ever return?

It was really erie to see what Lukas was hiding.  I was in shock when the secret came out.  That was definitely a twist in the story I wasn’t expecting.

The part of the story I really enjoyed was Lexi taking back her life.  She wasn’t one to really keep down when the chips had fallen.  And she had fantastic friends that I loved reading about.

I am looking forward to more from this author.  Evangelene rates high for how she captures her readers attention.  I will definitely be on the lookout for more of her works.

Meet the Author:

Evangelene was born and raised in Montreal Canada. She currently lives with her husband who at times drives her nuts. She has been studying Classical Civilization and Linguistics at Concordia University for over ten years. The pull of the ancient world was too great for her to let go, so she continues her education to feel closer to the world she identifies with.

She reads nonstop, devouring books like its food, loving the feeling of being lost in a world that another author has created.

Evangelene started writing her stories ten years ago to express and bring to life all the wonderful characters that inhabit her imagination. She writes for herself and invites readers to join her journey.

 

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Excerpts: 

He stood in front of my little Mini, watching me. I backed up to try to move around him, but he kept thwarting my efforts. Fuck this. I moved the gear into neutral and got out of the car, slamming my door.

What the fuck are you doing?” I snapped at him. He took two steps and towered over me. He was so damn close I could feel the heat that came off him. There was nowhere for me to go as he inched closer. I moved back and had to lean up against my car door.

“Careful how you speak to me,” he said, his voice low and controlled. I’m sorry, did I miss something? My mind did a double take.

“You have to be kidding me, right?” I asked, astounded by his behaviour. I didn’t dare look away. I wanted him to see how angry I was. He loomed over me, glaring. I could see his chest rising up and down. He was angry. I couldn’t believe it.

“Back off, sir, I’m not in the fuckin’ mood,” I hissed. He placed both his hands on the roof of my car, cradling my body between them.

He leaned in that much closer and whispered, “You feel it…I know you do.” I swallowed hard as his eyes fused me to him. I had a hard time breathing. I was losing myself to this man I hardly knew. I wanted what my body craved, but my mind fought like fuckin’ hell to protect me.

“N—no,” I stammered. “You’re mistaken. I don’t understand, nor do I care about what you’re feeling.” He leaned in closer, his presence taking over my space. His divine smell overpowered my senses. Neither one of us moved or made a sound, only the music from my Mini surrounded us, Portishead’s “Glory Box.” It was as though that song sang to me, damn it.

Both us of stood, waiting for the other. I didn’t want this. It was already too complicated, and I didn’t think the little confidence I had could take on a man like him. I raised my hand to his chest and began pushing him away.

“Move, Lukas,” I murmured. His perfectly shaped lips disappeared into a thin line. He moved enough so I could finally get into my car. I put it into first gear, changing the song so I wouldn’t hear it anymore, and drove away. The Smith’s “Charming Man” started and I was all for it.

I looked back through my rearview mirror and saw Lukas still standing in the middle of the road watching me drive away.

 

 

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Review: Standing By by Claudia Burgoa

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Title: Standing By

Author: Claudia Burgoa

Release date: September 23rd 2014

About Standing By:

 

Mitch Knight

  1. Loves a good challenge
  2. Never turns his back on a dare
  3. Loves to create nicknames
  4. Nobody cooks better than him
  5. Doesn’t believe in love

 

When Parker Welsh sells Mitch Knight his organic restaurant, Willows, he not only gives Mitch ownership; but everything entangled with it. Including the annoying pastry chef who supplies the muffins and cupcakes.

 

Hayley Roth-Welsh

  1. Loves To-Do Lists and Five-Year Plans
  2. Has her dream job of baking sweets
  3. Always tries to make others happy
  4. Never seems to succeed with her family
  5. Is still a virgin, waiting for love

 

Hayley played by her mother’s rules for the first eighteen years of her life, instead of heading to college as her family expected, she rebelled and opened a bakery, Pieces of Heaven. Her family expects her to fail and head back to school and their wish may come true once Parker sells his restaurant to the handsome, arrogant Mitchel Knight. It’s either join forces with him or lose her dream.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21481587-standing-by

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Standing-Knights-Claudia-Y-Burgoa-ebook/dp/B00NJ4OSIE/

5stars

Review:

Standing By is a wonderful novel of finding one’s dreams no matter what obstacles stand in your way.  It also a story of allowing love in your love.

Hayley has the most obnoxious family that I have ever met.  Her father has kids with several wives that he married and divorced over the years.  Her mother was only a mistress.  A woman he never married.  Hayley wondered why they were never good enough to marry.  In addition, Hayley was close to her father’s first wife, Mel.  That was until Mel passed away from cancer.  Mel taught Hayley the art of baking.  She was what installed this love into her.

Mitch is an owner of several restaurants.  In addition, he handles investments.  He and Hayley have had a turbulent past.  Partially because they are so different from each other.  Hayley is a a list keeping, note taking kind of girl.  Mitch is a fun seeking, laid back type of guy.  He seeks to get an arise out of Hayley by calling her names such as Strawberry Shortcake, or other names with the word muffin involved.  Basically, Mitch is just a thorn in Hayley’s side.

Than Hayley’s brother sales his restaurant to Mitch.  The restaurant that Hayley supplies her baked items to.  Mitch is loving tormenting Hayley as he watches her business to see how she runs it.  That is until the attraction starts.

Standing By has hours of fun to read about.  I loved how mischievous Mitch was, and watching Hayley give right back to him.  No way was this girl going to let one man get her down,  But what I loved more was watching a man protect a young woman from the harassing of her family.  There are no words to describe how awful Hayley’s family treated her.  Honestly.  you have to read the story to believe it.  Hayley experiences such profound sadness from a family that treats her like she isn’t good enough.  No one would give her credit for trying to make her dreams stick.  They just treated her like her bakery was just a hobby.  It took a huge event to wake up some of her family to the feelings that she was experiencing.  I wanted to scream at the injustice that was give to Hayley.

But what I loved about Standing By is showing that no matter what the trials never allow anything to stop you from dreaming.  That if you stop dreaming you will definitely be lost.  So, one-click a copy of Standing By and watch the heat and hurdles of Haley and Mitch.

Excerpt

Hayley

I doubt we’re going to make it to the wedding rehearsal. The flight arrived on time at the airport, however; we stayed on the runway for over an hour and by the time we got our baggage and picked up the rental car, it was six thirty-nine, cutting it close for a seven o’clock start time.

Now we’re on the highway rushing to the chapel, the GPS continuing to alert us of exceeding the speed limit.

“You’re going to get a ticket.” I chant.

“I won’t.” Mitch growls. “We sound and act like an old married couple. We don’t have sex and we fight about my driving. Life can’t get any better. I swear, I’m going to renew my flying license,” he says for the third time. “There’s no fucking way we’re taking a commercial flight ever again. Now stop complaining about the ticket and busy yourself with something else.”

“Like enjoying the landscape at a hundred miles per hour,” my remark gets a shushing sound.

Can anyone blame me? He’s been in a foul mood all day. If only he had listened. In the morning, I told him to stay in bed because he arrived home around midnight from work but he refused. He wanted to run by the crew he assigned from his restaurants that will work tomorrow at the bakery. The traffic to get to JKF didn’t help either… I told him to take the subway, but he refused—it’s against his principals. Damn we sound like an old married couple.

“You need to mellow down or that mood will ruin the event.”

Where’s my funny guy?

“I tried to get some sleep during the flight but instead what did I get?”

“The poor woman tried to soothe the baby,” I weakly try to defend the woman who kept giving the pacifier to her baby for five hours. “Feed the child,” I wanted to say. However, now I had to deal with my own man-child. “After we eat I promise we’ll go to bed.”

“Sex still off the table?” He asks with that seductive voice that makes my entire body vibrate, his new mantra is asking every time he feels the need.

Stay strong, Hayley.

“Always, Muffin boy.” I squeeze his hand. It hasn’t been that hard to deal with him after a week. For the most part, he’s been easy going and tries to lighten the atmosphere when things are tense. I appreciate this every time my parents show at the shop. “But I’ll let you cuddle with me, as long as you keep that thing tamed.”

 

Q&A:

Tell us about your first book. What would readers find different about the first one and your most recent published work?

First and most, Where Life Takes You is in one word, Drama, while Standing By has a fun, light hearted touch to it. I also want to think that the readers will find a degree of maturity on my writing from WLTY to Standing By. A growth so to speak.

 

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?  

Definitely, always remember that everyone struggles in one way or another, and that even the most put together person can be a total mess on the inside.

 

 

Does music play any type of role in your writing?

It’s a huge part of my first drafts I like to listen mostly to Alternative-Indie music. Upbeat with angsty lyrics my favorite.

 

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your life?

 

Not really… *mommy issues * she coughs.

I guess a few scenes, a few behaviors from my characters have a few similarities with real life. After all, the Knight family is based on my favorite aunt and her awesome family.

 

What books have influenced your life most?

The Alchemist, By Paulo Coelho

 

Are there any new authors that have grasp your interest?

There are so many… a few that are new to me but have been around for awhile.

Katie Oliver, Kennedy Ryan, Sarah Boucher, Jaycee Ford… so many J

 

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

 

“My twin is being a pain in the ass; therefore, I’m entitled to be one too. As for leaving for only one day, I’m actually leaving for his bachelor party. I won’t be back until Sunday night or Monday. Will you miss me?”

“No.” I take a side step to look at his face.

“At least do something fun for once in your life, Hayley.”

“You know,” I tell him, deciding to give my weekend a chance. “I will have fun. Tonight I’ll map out a plan to enjoy a relaxing, fun weekend outside of New York.”

“Where are you going?”

“That’s for me to know and for you to never find out,” I beam, thinking about buying a few things for the trip. Perhaps even a new outfit and some killer sandals—with a heel. “Who knows, perhaps next Monday you’ll find a new and improved Hayley.”

We both laugh at the same time.

“If it’s not on the To-Do List, it won’t happen.”

“Or in my five-year plan,” I remind him. “Now, let me toss this dough away. It’s already crusty and will end up tasting like crap since you won’t be here to coach me.”

“I’m curious to know what this life change will be,” he snickers. “A new pen? No, I got it, a new notebook.”

“A new partner because you’re a nightmare.”

“If you replace me, Muffet, I’ll make your life miserable.”

“And what you’re doing right now is…” I wait for him to finish my sentence but instead he kisses my cheek.

“If you really go out of town, stay safe, kid. Call me if you need me.”

I watch him leave and wonder what it is that I can do in Vegas that’ll be fun and perhaps life changing. Get kicked out of the casino for counting cards or thrown into jail. Yeah, those are about the only things I would end up doing.

I can always lose my virginity to some anonymous hot guy”

 

 

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Thank you for giving my books a chance, I hope you enjoy them. J

 

How can readers discover more about you and your work?

http://www.claudiayburgoa.com/

https://twitter.com/yuribeans

https://www.facebook.com/ClaudiaYBurgoa

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ClaudiaBurgoa

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7202946.Claudia_Y_Burgoa

http://www.bloglovin.com/claudia92

To learn about me… Pinterest, my shoe fetish is only one click away J

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About Claudia Burgoa:

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Born on the mystical day of October 30th in the not so mystical lands of Mexico City, Claudia grew up with a childhood that resembled a caffeine-injected soap opera. Seventeen years ago she ventured to the lands of her techie husband—a.k.a. the U.S.—with their offspring to start a new adventure.

 

She now lives in Colorado working as a CFO for a small IT company, managing her household filled with three confused dogs, said nerd husband, two daughters wrought with fandoms and a son who thinks he’s the boss of the house. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.

Website: http://www.claudiayburgoa.com

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Dimitri by Kym Grosso Release Day Launch

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Dimitri
by Kym Grosso
Immortals of New Orleans #6
Publication Date: September 30, 2014
Genres: EroticaParanormalRomance

 

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An erotic paranormal romance…

Dimitri LeBlanc, sexy and charismatic beta of Acadian Wolves, survives a brutal attack after his wolf succumbs to a dark force, threatening his very existence. Waking up, tied to a bed, his amusement transforms into lust as a beautiful stranger heals his beast. Intrigued by his mysterious savior, the tables quickly turn, when in the heat of a dark desert night, he rescues her from a barbaric Alpha. Dimitri is inexplicably drawn to the alluring woman, and the discovery that she’s his mate rouses his hunger to claim her as his own.

Gillian Michel, a New York City photographer, conceals a secret hybrid past and mystical abilities. An entire lifetime, she’s deliberately avoided wolves, but a seductive encounter with an irresistible beta leaves her craving his touch, his lips on hers. Passion ignites her desire, leaving her yearning to submit to the powerful wolf who tests her sexual limits.

Deep in the heart of New Orleans, Dimitri and Gillian seek a cure to the parasite maligning his mighty beast. Still on the run from a malevolent force, they lure their enemy into the bayou. Will Gillian sacrifice her gifts to save the man she loves, destroying her own immortality? And will Dimitri eradicate the evil that has invaded his soul while protecting his mate from an adversary who threatens to kill them both?

Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes and is intended for adult readers only.

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About Kym Grosso

Kym-Profile-Pic-183x300Kym Grosso is the award-winning author of the bestselling erotic paranormal romance series, The Immortals of New Orleans. The series currently includes Kade’s Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 1), Luca’s Magic Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 2), Tristan’s Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 3), Logan’s Acadian Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 4), Léopold’s Wicked Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 5) and Dimitri (Immortals of New Orleans, Book 6).

In addition to romance, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She writes autism articles on PsychologyToday.com and AutismInRealLife.com. She also is a contributing essay author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.

Kym lives with her husband, two children, dog and cat. Her hobbies include autism advocacy, reading, tennis, zumba, traveling and spending time with her husband and children. New Orleans, with its rich culture, history and unique cuisine, is one of her favorite places to visit. Also, she loves traveling just about anywhere that has a beach or snow-covered mountains. On any given night, when not writing her own books, Kym can be found reading her Kindle, which is filled with hundreds of romances.

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Keep Me by Anna Zaires Release Blitz + Giveaway

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Title: Keep Me (Twist Me, #2)

Author: Anna Zaires

Publication Date: September 30, 2014

Genre: Dark Erotic Romance

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20806202-keep-me

 

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Synopsis

 

Abducted at eighteen. Held captive for 15 months.

 

It reads like one of those headlines. And yes, I did it. I stole her. Nora, with her long dark hair and silky skin. She’s my weakness, my obsession.

 

I’m not a good man. I never pretended to be one. She can love me, but she can’t change me.

 

I can, however, change her.

 

My name is Julian Esguerra, and Nora is mine to keep.

 

***Keep Me is the sequel to Twist Me, told from Nora & Julian’s POV.***

 

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About the Author

6550220Anna Zaires fell in love with books at the age of five, when her grandmother taught her to read. She wrote her first story shortly thereafter. Since then, she has always lived partially in a fantasy world where the only limits were those of her imagination. Currently residing in Florida, Anna is happily married to Dima Zales (a science fiction and fantasy author) and closely collaborates with him on all their works.

 

After graduating from the University of Chicago with a degree in Economics, Anna spent eight years on Wall Street analyzing stocks and writing research reports. In 2013, she became a full-time author, pursuing her lifelong dream of writing romance novels.

 

Dima Zales is the love of her life and a huge inspiration in all aspects of her writing. Every book Anna writes is a product of their unique collaborative process.

 

In addition to reading and writing, Anna enjoys drinking tea (coconut oolong, anyone?), watching addictive TV shows, and discussing book ideas during long walks with her amazing husband.

 

She loves hearing from her readers, so please don’t hesitate to contact her through her website or connect with her on Facebook, where she hangs out way too often. Also, please visit her husband and collaborator, Dima Zales, at www.dimazales.com and check out their fantasy & science fiction books.

 

 

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Website: http://www.annazaires.com

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/annazaires

 

 

 

 

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What to Read After FSOG – The Gemstone Collection Part Six Book Blitz + Giveaway

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What to Read After FSOG – The Gemstone Collection Part Six

Release Date: September 2014

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Outlaw Revenge By London Casey

Emily didn’t want to go watch a bunch of bikers fight each other, and by the time the fight is over, her best friend is shot dead and Emily finds herself clutching the leather cut of a sexy guy named Gaige as she’s on the back of his motorcycle, escaping gunfire.

The war in Emily and Gaige’s hearts rage on, but the war outside needs to be fought… the question is, who is going to make it out alive?

This Fire By Emily Ryan-Davis& Elise Logan

Trauma surgeon Eden Thomas has never experienced anything like the inferno raging inside after one kiss from the DC metro firefighter Seth Ripley. Despite her best friend’s warnings to take care, self-preservation is the last thing on Eden’s mind as she begins to play with fire.

Fallen Ever After By A.C. James

The long-standing feud between the faeries that run the Chicago Crew and a lethal toxin puts Holly and other fledgling vampires in danger. Can they stop a vampire-fae war that’s been brewing for nearly a century?

Egyptian Voyage By T.J. Michaels

An overworked undercover agent desperately in need of rest, Chrysalyn Geyer couldn’t have been more miffed with her boss. What was she supposed to do on a mandatory three month vacation? Stuck on a private residence cruise ship, she tried to prepare herself for what was sure to be pure boredom. Then he appeared—Rahn Benson. What the hell was he doing here? And while her lioness was happy to see the man, Chrys couldn’t see past knocking him senseless for breaking her heart.

First Breath By Cate Dean

Trapped in the ancient past, Kane and Elizabeth must find a killer – before one of them becomes a victim.

Jackson Kane and Elizabeth Barrritt head for home – and land at the edge of Roman Britain, on Hadrian’s Wall. The wrong side of Hadrian’s Wall.

After Kane is accused of murder just minutes into their painful arrival, Elizabeth does everything she can to free him. When the body count rises, the investigation takes a dark turn, and she becomes desperate to prove him innocent.

She has to find the real killer – or risk losing Kane forever.

Chasing Perfection By M.S. Parker

DeVon Ricci needs to be in control and with hard work and perseverance, he has risen in a cutthroat industry to emerge as the head of one of the top talent agencies in Los Angeles. There, women are plenty, ready to give it all away on the casting couch for a chance of a life in the spotlight. It is a good plan for DeVon Ricci until he meets his match in Krissy Jensen, a young headstrong lawyer interviewing for a position in his agency. Could she be what he has been chasing his whole life? Could she be perfection?

Working on Wicked By Lilly Cain

Sarah Pickman had never been a particularly good witch. But she’d never been this terrible. With her luck on a downswing, and her lovelife non-existent, she decides to use the power of Halloween to grant her a night of pleasure in a fantasy lover’s arms—just the pick-me-up she needs. Too bad she never did learn to mix potions the way her granny had. It’s a hot case of mistaken identity on Halloween night.

Billion Dollar Baby By Simone Holloway

Selene is stuck in a rut; she hasn’t had a boyfriend in years and she’s drowning in debt.

She had almost resigned herself to life alone, when an ad for a wealthy man seeking a woman to have a baby, catches her attention. She decides it’s time to change her life and agrees to the arrangement.

But who is this man? Why is he willing to pay her so much money to carry his child? Selene soon finds herself caught in a whirlwind, when her attraction to him becomes more than professional.

Foundation for Three By Vella Day

You aren’t free to love until you realize you can’t make someone love you back.

Detective Thad Dalton was never so scared in his life when a madman grabs psychologist Zoey Donovan in the hospital corridor and threatens to kill her if his demands aren’t met. Thad ends up taking a bullet to save her but would do it again if it means having her in his life.

When Zoey meets Thad’s roommate, Pete Banks, she decides she wants a more personal connection to these two men. Too bad, Pete doesn’t think he’s worthy, and his self-loathing forces him to retreat and casts doubt on their future together.

A Measured Risk: By Natasha Blackthorne

He is her most dangerous temptation and now he is demanding her submission.

Emotionally scarred in the horrific accident that took her husband’s life, Lady Cranfield is imprisoned by her lingering terror of horses and carriages. She longed to be closer to the fascinating Earl of Ruel. She sensed intuitively that he could teach her how to overcome the terrors that held her in bondage.

And now she’s willing to risk almost anything-her reputation, even her virtue-to find out. But what he proposes startles her. His help in exchange for her complete submission for one month. Dare she take the risk?

Summer’s Journey By Summer Daniels

Join Summer on her journey of sexual self-discovery; a well written, intelligent and sexy series about the beginning of her sensual, sultry love affair with life, and all the joys of being a woman.

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London Casey: London Casey is the pen name for bestselling romance author Karolyn James.

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Emily Ryan-Davis& Elise Logan: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Emily Ryan-Davis has written more than a dozen steamy, romantic tales about flawed individuals who fall in love–and into bed–despite their imperfections.

Elise Logan writes completely hot stories that cross genres and boundaries. Her fiction has placed in multiple contests and her stories have found homes at Freya’s Bower, Liquid Silver, and most recently Carina.

A.C. James: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author A.C. James writes paranormal romance and erotica, including Eternal Ever After which was featured in the bestselling Spice Box anthology. A.C. resides in northeast Pennsylvania where she entertains her husband with her imaginative yarns and quirky sense of humor. She spends her time drinking large vats of coffee while taming two toddlers by day and writing by night. Recovering video game beta tester and tech geek who grew-up going to cons and watching SmackDown. There’s probably some cosplay pictures around somewhere of her dressed up as Bloodberry from Saber Marionette J. Just don’t tell anyone.

T.J. Michaels: TJ is a USA Today and NY Times bestseller, and an award-winning author of several romance genres, including paranormal, fantasy, sci-fi and urban fantasy romance. Writing like a madman, TJ hasn’t lost steam. Her mind? Yep, that’s gone, but steam there is a-plenty.

Cate Dean: Cate Dean has been writing since she could hold a pen in her hand and put more than two words together on paper.

She grew up losing herself in the wilds of fantasy worlds, and has had some of her own adventures while tromping through the UK, and a few other parts of the world.

A lover of all things supernatural, she infuses that love into her stories, giving them a unique edge.

When she’s not writing, she loves cooking, scaring herself silly in the local cemeteries, and reading pretty much anything she can get her hands on.

M.S. Parker: M. S. Parker is a USA Today Bestselling author and the author of the Erotic Romance series, Club Privè and Chasing Perfection. Living in Southern California, she enjoys sitting by the pool with her laptop, writing on her next spicy romance.

Lilly Cain: Lilly Cain writes erotic romance set in many worlds. It provides her with an escape that she hopes her readers can enjoy too!

Simone Holloway: Simone is a bestselling author of erotica and erotic romance.

Whether you enjoy steamy romances with alpha males and adventurous heroines, or naughty stories of bad girls and bad boys… there’s a little something for everyone.

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Vella Day: Not only do I love to read, write, and dream, I’m an extrovert. I enjoy being around people and am always trying to understand what makes them tick. Not only must my books have a happily ever after, I need characters I can relate to. My men are wonderful, dynamic, smart, strong, and the best lovers in the world (of course).

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Natasha Blackthorne: Escape into the past with intensely erotic, emotionally driven love stories. Natasha Blackthorne writes character-focused historical erotica romance featuring strong internal conflicts. Her stories are most frequently about the intimate journey of the characters as they learn to open their hearts to love.

Her heroines are not perfect ladies. They are wildflowers and wallflowers who enjoy flirting with the forbidden. Whether they are bold or shy, her heroines’ strong desires and deep emotions drive the plot and drive their heroes to the point of no return.

Summer Daniels: Summer Daniels is the webmistress of WTRAFSOG, a unbelievably active reader recommendation / author promotion community. She also has penned the first few volumes of a True Romance / Erotica series called Summer’s Journey which tracks her sexual awakening after a long, boring marriage.

 

 

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Fate’s Love by LA Cotton Release Day Event + Giveaway

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Fate’s Love by LA Cotton

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Fiction

Release Date: September 30, 2014

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When you meet that one person in the world meant for you… you should hold onto them.

Olivia Bannon walked away.

Twice.

When 17-year-old Livy meets Ethan, she can’t deny their inexplicable connection. Lost in his dark, intense eyes and smile-to-die-for, Livy never thought she would feel like this. It almost makes her want to break her childhood vow, but Livy knows happily ever after is just an illusion, and despite her heart wanting Ethan, her head is telling her to stick with the plan. The one that doesn’t include falling in love. Period.

Eight years later, Livy finds herself back in her hometown. After the way she left things, the last time they were together, Livy is anxious about seeing Ethan again. It shouldn’t come as shock to discover he has finally moved on—but it hurts. A lot. Accepting that she will never get the chance to put things right isn’t easy, but it’s not until life comes crashing down around her that Livy realizes what she could’ve had. Left broken, alone, and depressed, only one person can pull her out—the guy she thought she’d pushed away one too many times.

Livy has finally realized that you can’t fight fate… Some things are just meant to be. Is this finally her time to get it right, or has Livy missed her last chance with Ethan?

 

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LA. Cotton has a busy mind in need of constant stimulation. A youth worker from the Midlands, UK, if L. A isn’t immersed in a book, she’s figuring out what course to study next. With an imagination that refuses to stay quiet, early this year, L. A finally decided to put finger to keyboard and start typing. Her first novel, Fate’s Love is due for release September 30th.

When she’s not busy reading, writing, and plotting future books, L. A. is mum to two gorgeous children, and their hyper terrier, Rocky.

 

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“Liv, what’s going on? Is she okay? Keefer told me what went down.”

I moved away from the door and met Ethan halfway. “No, she isn’t okay.” It came out bitter.

“Can I do anything? I could come-”

I shook my head. “We’re fine, thanks.” Without realizing I stepped back and Ethan’s face paled.

“And us?”

My eyes dropped to the floor.

“Liv, look at me. What. About. Us?”

I forced myself to look at him. My head and heart were at war. My heart wanted him to wrap me in his arms and tell me everything was going to be okay. That Amber would heal. That Sharn would meet her Prince Charming. That we really did have something. But my head knew better. My head would always know better.

“There is no us. I’m sorry, Ethan. Goodbye.” I turned from him and fled back to the limo.

“You’re running from me, Liv. Don’t use this as an excuse to run,” he called out.

Once in the safety of the limo, I slammed the door behind me, ignoring Sharn’s questioning glare.

“How is she?”

“A mess. This will leave scars.” Sharn answered.

I leaned my head onto the backrest and pressed a finger to my lips, trying to remember what kissing Ethan felt like. Was it even real? It didn’t feel real. Not now. It felt like a dream—the really good kind, until you wake up and realize it was just that.

A dream.

Because in the harsh light of day, life wasn’t like that. It was hard—full of hurt and people who let you down.

No, life wasn’t like a dream at all.

 

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Review: Wild Girls Rule by Rosalie Lario Release Day Launch + Giveaway

 

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Everly Brothers, #1

by Rosalie Lario

Publication Date: September 29, 2014

Genres: Contemporary Romance

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Wild girls get what they want…

After moving to New York City, Hailey Thompson lands a job as the assistant to her older brother’s best friend – and her childhood crush – Andrew Everly. Seeing Andrew again both thrills and terrifies her. The lighthearted boy she remembers has grown into an impossibly handsome man, but he’s also become a cold and ruthless businessman.

When Andrew agrees to hire Hailey as a favor to his childhood friend, he still thinks of her as the fresh-faced girl that he knew growing up. On the contrary, she’s all woman. Temptation in a short skirt. As alluring as she is though, the little beauty is far too flighty for a man like him…not to mention that he’s her boss.

As Andrew secretly struggles with his self-control, Hailey does everything in her power to crack his rigid façade. After being forced to spend a weekend away together on business, Andrew’s rigorously sculpted mask of discipline begins to slip, and Hailey gladly takes advantage of the opportunity to educate him in the ways of seduction. He can claim all he wants that he likes his women elegant and controlled, but Hailey knows a dirty little secret…when it comes to matters of the heart, wild girls rule.
 

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Review:

Wild Girls Rule really puts the reader on a roller coaster of a ride with their emotions.  One minute you are swooning, next thing you are frustrated over the actions of a certain male character.

Hailey moves from Florida to New York for a job.  She is not even there for a month when she is laid off.  Looking for work her brother gets her a job with his friend (her childhood crush) Andrew.  Working for Andrew is torture.  He certainly doesn’t seem like the boy she grew up with.  And Hailey is definitely not the girl she was as a teen.  She is all woman now, with curves that drive Andrew nuts.    Andrew has changed.  He is all business.  Working long hours and not living a life.  Hailey wants to fix that, but she has to keep from getting fired first.  That includes not using your boss’ business tie to clean up the coffee you spilled on his crotch.  I had to laugh at how well she set the tone on her first day.

Then within a short time of starting Hailey must travel with Andrew on her first business trip.  She is looking forward to it, and hopes to get Andrew to notice her.  She offers Andrew a chance to enjoy himself with her and have no strings attached.  But can they really remain just like that?

Andrew has a realization that he might want more.  But he is fighting with an inner war that says he must put business before pleasure.  He also doesn’t want to end up like his dad in the relationship department.  And well, Hailey just doesn’t seem to fit in his world.  A world of dinner parties and business meetings.    Andrew can either go for it, or give up and hurt the one girl that could care about him just for him.

When I first was introduced to Andrew.  I thought he was stuffy and stuck up.  It wasn’t until the middle of the book that I realized what Andrew had to face.  Hailey on the other hand, lived life to the fullest.  She laughed.  She played.  And she enjoyed making others happy.  When I saw what Andrew did to her, I had a hard time forgiving him for taking the sweet life out of Hailey.  Hailey lost her light, and I wondered if she would ever get it back.  I will leave that up to you to figure out what happens between Hailey and Andrew.

I enjoyed the characters.  I especially enjoyed reading how Hailey’s roommate always had her back.    In addition, the plot line was just as great as the characters.  I was never left confused on where the story was going.  It had its surprises and certain twists that made the story fun and catching.

I highly recommend this as a book for readers of romance to obtain.  I am looking forward to reading more by this author.  I believe Andrew’s brother, James, will have quite a great story to tell.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rosalie LarioRosalie Lario is the author of the contemporary romance series, THE EVERLY BROTHERS, as well as the paranormal romance series, DEMONS OF INFERNUM and THE FALLEN WARRIORS. Rosalie double majored in Anthropology and Classics as an undergraduate student, and briefly considered becoming an archaeologist before realizing they don’t actually live the life of Indiana Jones. So what was a classical geek armed with a lot of useless knowledge to do? Become a lawyer, of course!

After attending law school in Florida, she practiced real estate law for several years before finally admitting to herself that negotiating contracts wasn’t nearly as fun as dreaming up stories. When not writing, you can find her on a boat somewhere along South Florida’s waterways, chasing down a rainbow or pretending to be a pirate.

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She could do this. No problem. Hell, if Hailey Thompson could bluff her way through a midnight game of strip poker with Rodney Belson, the reigning King of Texas Hold’em, she could do something as simple as showing up for her first day of work.

So why did ribbons of anxious energy curl around her stomach like an army of frenetic butterflies?

Suck it up, Hailey. You need this job.

Really, really needed it. Like, she’d-be-out-on-her-ass-next-week-if-she-didn’t-pay-rent needed it.

After shoving past a throng of people bustling about on their way to work, Hailey stopped before the reflective glass of a storefront and examined her reflection.

Her eyes were wild. Too big in her face. Several light brown curls sprang free from the messy bun she’d attempted this morning. She’d have to get better at putting her hair up now that she was going to be working in a professional office every day.

Tucking the errant strands back into place, she took a deep breath.

Stop it, Hails. No big deal.

After all, she was only about to see the object of her childhood fantasies for the first time in eighteen years.

Yet, Andrew Everly was no longer the adolescent boy she remembered but a man in his thirties. And thanks to a little groveling by her brother, Evan, he was going to be her new boss.

Well, she’d never been one to back down from a challenge, and she wasn’t about to start now. Even if part of her wanted to hide in shame at the thought that Andrew knew what a royal screw-up she’d grown up to be.

The offices of Everly Publications were located in a modern, midtown building that could only be characterized as a skyscraper. As she gazed up to the metal spire marking the top, a thrum of excitement sparked in her chest.

“I can’t believe I’m here,” she whispered.

The mouth-watering aroma of soft, baked pretzels and cooked onions wafted from the hot dog vendor on the street corner, and the scent of freshly brewed coffee drifted over from the building’s first floor café. Underneath it all was the faint but unmistakable stench of sewage mixed with cigarette smoke. She wasn’t in Kansas anymore.

Or Tampa, Florida, in this particular case. Though she’d only been here a short time, her hometown seemed like a distant memory.

“Heh.” Grinning, she gave in to the urge to spread her arms wide and yell, “I can’t believe I’m here!”

That earned her a few strange looks, but for the most part, everyone ignored her.

Yep, gotta love that New York state of mind.

Three weeks into her new life in the city that never slept and the novelty had yet to wear off. She loved it almost as much as it overwhelmed her, and she desperately wanted to stay. Where else could she randomly break into song without immediately being labeled a lunatic?

That thought alone gave her the courage to elbow her way through the crowd and into the revolving doors.

 

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Title: FORBIDDEN FLAWS

Author: Pepper Winters

 

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She’s forbidden.

Saffron Carlton is the darling of the big screen, starlet on the red carpet, and wife of mega producer Felix Carlton. Her life seems perfect with her overflowing bank balance, adoring fans, and luxury homes around the world. Everyone thinks they know her.  But no one truly does.

The silver limelight is tainted the day the couple announce their divorce.

 

He’s flawed.

Raised in squalor, fed on violence and poverty, Cas Smith knows the underbelly of the world. He’s not looking for fame or fortune. He’s looking for a job to get him the hell away from the danger of illegal fighting, and comes face to face with the woman who ran all those years ago.

Unable to turn down her job offer, he agrees to be her bodyguard and personal trainer, all while she hides her secrets.

 

He had no intention of letting her back into his heart.

But neither of them were prepared for what happens when forbidden and flawed collide —fracturing the world they know, changing the rules forever.

 

 

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Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex… her books have sex. 
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