Monday, November 30, 2015

Release Day Blitz for Iconic ( #6 Adrenaline Series) by Xavier Neal

Title: Iconic 
Author: Xavier Neal 
Genre: Romance 
Photographer: Jessica Anhalt

Infamous McCoy brother Madden, has had a life time of burying secrets and brothers. He's denied himself the right to picture a better life, especially with the long legged, foul mouth girl he's loved since he was six. When the inevitable moment to take down the Drug Lord responsible for much of his pain approaches, will Madden just become one more headstone in their graveyard or will he rise to the occasion and become Iconic?

Xavier Neal lives in Texas where she spends her time getting lost in writing, reading, or fandoms she recently discovered. Whether she is enjoying books or movies, she continues finding inspiration at every turn to bring more exciting stories to life. She also enjoys eating cupcakes, watching Netflix, and pretending to have Oprah interview her!

Twitter: @XavierNeal87

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Unbound ( #1 Colours of Love Trilogy) by Kathryn Taylor

Author                        Kathryn Taylor 
Publication Date       13 April 2015 
Genre                          Contemporary Romance 18+

Grace is young and has led a sheltered life. She hasn't yet taken much of an interest in men. It's only while doing an internship in London, where she meets the alluring Jonathan Huntington, that our sleeping beauty is awoken from her slumber. Jonathan is rich, incredibly attractive, and stems from British royalty - but he is a far cry from Prince Charming. He lures Grace ever deeper into his world of sinister passion, and she is sucked further and further into the maelstrom of her own growing desires. But when Jonathan demands she do the unthinkable to prove her love for him, she realizes just how dangerous her feelings for him are.

Kathryn Taylor has been a writer since childhood - publishing her first story when she was eleven years old. From then on, she knew that she wanted to be a professional author one day. After a few career detours and a happy ending in her personal life, her dream has finally come true: UNBOUND - COLOURS OF LOVE is her first novel.

This is the first book in the Colours of Love Trilogy and what an amazing introduction. 

Grace is an Economics student who has been lucky enough to secure an internship with one of the most renowned enterprises in London. She is nervous about leaving home and excited at the same time. 

Jonathan is an Aristocrat who owns a very successful company based in London. He is considered to be the most eligible batchelor in the UK, maybe even Europe and he is a media magnet. He is emotionally detached from relationships and has broken many hearts. 

Grace did her research on the company before leaving home to undertake her internship. She was impressed with what she saw but seeing Jonathan in person and entering the building, she is even more impressed. Their first meeting is a misunderstanding and Grace feels like a fool for jumping to conclusions. Jonathan behaves like the perfect British gentleman though,  and gives her a lift to work in his chauffeur driven limousine to everyone's surprise. Even more surprising, he summons her to his office the next day and suggests that she can be his assistant. A baffled Grace accepts the position  even when she has been warned to keep her distance. She is infatuated with him and being naive in that area, she has no idea how to get him to notice her. Getting involved with him is like playing with fire. She soon gets his attention and he takes her on a learning curve in sexual interactions. He makes it clear that it can't be more. When the media interferes and draws their own conclusions, she comes to a crossroad but doesn’t know which way to go. 

When Grace makes a decision, Jonathan warns her that she has to play by his rules and she agrees without knowing what these rules are! Things appear to get better for a while but when he takes her to "the club", she has the shock of her life. She feels like she has been led into a trap. She is devastated and decides to run. Where to? This cliffhanger is enough to raise the interest in what happens next. What lies behind Jonathan's dark side?! 

This is a well put together novel, full of mysteries, love,  lust and deceit. It's also a compulsive and addictive read which would appeal to those who like sizzling, emotive  and intriguing novels. I am now moving on to the next book and can’t wait to see where it leads to. 

I received this ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

Kathryn Taylor began to write as a child - her first story was published already when she was eleven. From then on she knew she wanted to earn money as a writer. After a few detours professional and private happy endings. Her dream has now been fulfilled with the highly successful COLOURS OF LOVE series.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Walking Heartbreak by Sunniva Dee

Author                     Sunniva Dee 
Publication Date    17 December 2015 
Genre                       New Adult Romance 
Don’t judge me.
I am not what you see.
I am the opposite.
—Nadia’s lipstick note on Bo’s mirror.

Indie-rocker Bo Lindgren is worshiped for his looks and musical genius. It's been lonely at the top since his ex left. Bo will never take a girlfriend again though, because he doesn’t have the chops to love. He knows he's poison, a heartbreak waiting to happen for anyone he allows too close—like his ex. Bo screws his way through the fangirls until he's sick of it all. Until the dark gaze of Nadia Vidal appears in the door to his dressing room.

Saved from an arranged marriage by Jude, the love of her life, Nadia eloped and got married at nineteen. But now, two years later, life is wilted, dead, and not what anyone should have to endure.

Nadia, with her secret-keeper eyes and instant understanding of who Bo is, attracts and fascinates him without even trying. The ring gleaming on her finger should keep them apart, but morals can’t always resist destiny.

When brokenhearted meets heartbreaker, whose heart is really at stake?

Bo is the talented guitarist, composer and lyricist of his up and coming band. He is convinced that he is incapable of love and long term commitment, in view of his past relationship(s). Girls dig him for his good looks and talent. He is content with being able to pick anyone of the groupies for sexual gratification but it is just that. No emotions or strings attached. 

Nadia was brought up in a cult, knowing little of life outside the community. Jude comes along and becomes the love of her life. They elope and get married against all odds. They are very much in love and dedicated to each other, then two years later, everything takes a turn for the worse. 

Bo meets Nadia whilst prepping before going on stage. She understands how he expresses himself through his music and he can see beyond her sad demeanour. They can have what could be the perfect relationship but Nadia holds back,  keeping her secrets about Jude close to her heart. Her flashbacks about Jude give an indication of their situation but never the whole picture. When Bo and Nadia are together, they make sweet, sweet music. 

This standalone is full of uncertainties, love, secrets and heartaches. Two tormented souls fighting their feelings! Will Bo be able to persuade Nadia to talk about her close guarded secrets? If and when he does, how will he react? 

I like the way Zoe and Emil bring in the humour and I can't help but love these two characters. Oh! Bo's ex, Inga makes an appearance to make my day. Thank you Mrs Dee. 

I also like the multicultural aspects of this story. Something not very often projected in such a positive and beautiful light in romances. 

I loved each and every aspect of this page turner and couldn't read fast enough to get to the outcome. I would fully recommend to romance lovers. 

I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

Sunniva was born in Norway, the Land of The Midnight Sun, but spent her early twenties making the world her playground. Southern Europe: Spain, Italy, Greece--Argentina: Buenos Aires, in particular. The United States finally kept her interest, and after half a decade in California, she now lounges in the beautiful city of Savannah. Sunniva has a Master's degree in Spanish, which she taught until she settled in as an adviser at an art college in the South.

Sunniva writes New Adult fiction with soul and purpose. Sometimes it's with a paranormal twist--like in Shattering Halos, Stargazer, and Cat Love. At other times, it's contemporary, as in Pandora Wild Child, Leon's Way, and Adrenaline Crush.

Sunniva is the happiest when her characters let their emotions run off with them, shaping her stories in ways she never foresaw. She loves bad-boys and good-boys run amok in her books, and like in real life, her goal is to keep you on your toes until the end of each story.

To be added when avaliable 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Caribbean Heat (Baby Girl #5) by Elle Klass

Author                       Elle Klass 
Publication Date      2 December 2015 
Genre                         Suspense/Thriller 

Baby Girl believes she has finally found her safe harbour and her Paradise in the beautiful Caribbean Island of St. Thomas, far from her dark and dangerous past. And then she gets a phone call and a call for help from La Tige, the one man she cannot refuse.
La Tige is on his way to Puerto Rico, but not for a vacation. He has been hired to track a vicious "black widow" killer believed to be on a cruise ship about to dock in San Juan. Only Cleo’s unusual talents can bring her close to this cunning manipulator, and as the web of deceit tightens, everyone becomes a suspect, even the luscious and disturbing Raul. Cleo must untangle this deadly web, even as mysterious connections from her past threaten her fragile hopes for a new life and a happier future.

Cleo's journey continues in this fifth instalment of the series. She is now going by her real name and settled in the Caribbean. (There are recaps of the previous instalments at the beginning of this book) 

La Tige, the PI who had a part to play in Cleo's finding her biological parents as well as being her father figure comes for a vacation. It turns out that this is not the sole reason for his visit. He is investigating a "Black Window" for alleged murders. She just so happens to be visiting the island whilst he is there. 

He asks for Cleo's help as long as she acts discreetly. Whilst investigating, Cleo uncovers more information about herself. Some of the revelations are unexpected. Some are transparent. Does La Tige know the truth? Why is he being so secretive about the looks of the "Black Widow"? 

At the same time, La Tige goes missing and Cleo goes to the rescue. Will she find La Tige and the reasons for his disappearance?

This ends on a cliffhanger, leaving many loose ends. Although I have really enjoyed reading all the previous books in this series, I found it hard to relate to some of the characters in this one.  It would appeal to fans of Baby Girl. 

I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

Elle was born into this world in Redwood City, California and spent her childhood 
growing in and around the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from the 
University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in education. For fun she reads, spends time at the beach, travels, and enjoys time with her friends, and family. She is a night-owl known to be a hermit during rainy days, as she has a love for sun, and is mostly found poolside over the hot, humid summer months.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Wicked Beautiful by JT Geissinger

Author                      JT Geissinger 
Publication Date    1 December 2015 
Genre                        Contemporary Romance 

Introductory price of .99 cents for a very limited time!

A hot, twist-filled and wickedly funny second-chance romance. 

Life coach and best-selling author Victoria Price has it all: a successful career, fabulous friends, a fantastic penthouse in Manhattan. What she doesn't have--and doesn't want--is a husband. Fifteen years ago her high school flame broke her heart so badly she swore she'd never love again. Now she makes millions teaching other women how to be just like her: a ruthless bitch.

Drop-dead sexy restauranteur and infamous playboy Parker Maxwell has only three rules for the women he dates: no questions about his past, no expectations for the future, and no spending the night. When he meets Victoria, however, he's willing to break his own rules if it means sating the explosive desire she arouses in him. What he doesn't know is that the alluring Victoria Price used to be the mousy Isabel Diaz, the girl he deflowered and dumped long ago.

Presented with a perfect opportunity for revenge, Victoria decides the game is on. But when her connection with Parker proves more than just skin deep, she has to make a choice: continue with her plan for payback, or risk her career, her reputation, and her heart by taking a second chance on love?

This is a stand-alone novel with no cliffhanger.

Warning: Due to language and sexual situations, this is intended for mature audiences 18+

Parker and Isabel were high school sweethearts who were so much in love that they already had their future all planned. Plans don't always come to reality though! Parker’s father is a wealthy bigot who disliked Isabel. Consequently, Parker left without a word, not even a goodbye. 

Now, Isabel has a new identity. She is known as Victoria the Queen Bitch, a bestselling author who writes about empowering women. Her seminars are very popular and have made her a very rich woman. 

Parker is a sexy batchlor renowned for womanising and the successful owner of multiple restaurants. His "conquests" are not even allowed to spend the night once their missions are accomplished. Isabel accompanies her friend Darcy to this newly opened restaurant and has the surprise of her life. Parker!  Instant recognition from her part, whereas Parker can't take his eyes off her but doesn’t have a clue about her true identity. 

Isabel sees this as the perfect opportunity to get revenge for all the pain and heartaches, he caused her. Their interactions are very entertaining and despite Parker’s rules, he finds himself falling and wanting to know what lies behind Victoria's hard shell. As for Victoria, intent as she is on getting her revenge, old feelings resurface when they are together but she is not to be deterred. 

When the truth behind Parker’s disappearance emerges, Victoria is at a loss. She still can't reveal her true identity to Parker as there are severe implications and consequences. Will she take a chance and come clean to give them a second chance or will she take the high road? 

Darcy and Tabby are both wonderful and supportive characters.  

This well crafted story is full of twists and turns, making it hard to put this book down. It has love and laughter. Heartache and sorrow. Unsuspecting deceit to make matters worse. It's a heartfelt story which I would fully recommend. 

It would be nice to know what becomes of Connor and Tabby as well as Darcy and Kai with maybe another glimpse at Parker, Victoria and Eva. 

I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

J.T. Geissinger is an award winning and #1 internationally best-selling author of smart, sexy romance.

She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and was a finalist for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America. Her work has also finaled in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards.


Cover Reveal for Down to You by Addison Kline

Title : Down To You 
Author: Addison Kline 
Genre: Romance 

Book 1 of the Love on Edge series

Holly Edgemont used to love celebrating Christmas, that is, until her whole world was turned upside down by an unexpected divorce from her college sweetheart Brant. This year, not only is she divorced, but the kids are going out of state with her ex Brant, leaving her utterly alone. Holly's party-girl friend Sloane tries to break her out of her frump by dragging her along to holiday parties where Holly meets cute and available Chris. But when Holly realizes that she still has feelings for Brant, she has a decision to make: Learn to trust her long time love who broke her heart, or move on for good. 

Brant Edgemont is a divorced father of three, and hopelessly in love with his ex-wife, Holly. He made the biggest mistake of his life walking out two years ago. Despite his pleas to reconnect, Holly still resists him. Is it too late to rekindle their love? Or will Holly move on for good, leaving Brant himself heartbroken and alone?

Down To You is not just a romantic love story. It is a story of familial love, friendship, betrayal, redemption, and the magic that can happen at Christmas time when friends and family join together.

Addison Kline is an award winning, best selling novelist who writes mystery, psychological thrillers and romantic suspense novels. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, their sons and two rambunctious dogs.

Addison has had a love affair with the written word since before she entered school. Her grandmother taught her the glory of taking an adventure in the pages of a book. When Addison isn’t writing, you can find her reading, going for an adventure with her sons, or traveling with her family.

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