Friday, September 30, 2016

Tru Blue by Melissa Foster - Pre Order Tour

Today we have a new book from Melissa Foster, Tru Blue! Tru Blue comes out this November but is available for preorder now! Check out what bloggers are saying and preorder your copy today!

Title: Tru Blue

Author: Melissa Foster

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Day: November 9th




About Tru Blue

Imagine falling in love with a man, then finding out he was a killer…TRU BLUE is a sexy, dark stand-alone novel written in the same loving, raw, and emotional voice romance readers have come to love, and the deeply emotional literary prose women’s fiction readers have come to expect, from New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster.


RELEASING November 9, 2016


He wore the skin of a killer, and bore the heart of a lover…

There’s nothing Truman Gritt won’t do to protect his family–Including spending years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. When he’s finally released, the life he knew is turned upside down by his mother’s overdose, and Truman steps in to raise the children she’s left behind. Truman’s hard, he’s secretive, and he’s trying to save a brother who’s even more broken than he is. He’s never needed help in his life, and when beautiful Gemma Wright tries to step in, he’s less than accepting. But Gemma has a way of slithering into people’s lives and eventually she pierces through his ironclad heart. When Truman‘s dark past collides with his future, his loyalties will be tested, and he’ll be faced with his toughest decision yet.


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About Melissa Foster


Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the  World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

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One Night Stand by Hedonist Six



Author                         Hedonist Six
Publication Date        6 October 2016 
Genre                            Adult Contemporary Romance 






Lucy is used to having a handle on things herself: her business, which she’s fighting to turn around after a rough patch, and her love life, which consists of carefully conducted casual encounters during which only she calls the shots.

A one night stand with George, the irresistible tall, husky, rough biker whose deceptive exterior hides a gentler side, changes everything. Her usual approach doesn’t work for her anymore: she doesn’t want to say goodbye. Is it time she let someone else into her life for longer than just one night?

Meanwhile, the crucial project she’s just landed is about to fall to pieces, threatening her reputation as well as her finances. Suddenly Lucy has to learn what it’s like to not be in control of anything at all.
 



Lucy owns her own business in IT. She is currently working on a project which she desperately needs to keep her business going. 

When she goes to the pub after a meeting, she is fascinated with this stranger's back. She plucks up courage to approach him, aiming for a one night stand. George is very quiet and appears to be shy. He goes along with Lucy's proposal and it turns out that they have a lot in common. They both want more than one night as long as there is honesty! 

There are a couple of twists in this short and steamy novel. It would appeal to those looking for a quick read. 

I was kindly issued with an ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review.











Hi everyone, my name is “H”, or Hedonist and I  am a writer.
(I just realised the above sounds like an introduction at an AA meeting, nevermind.)
I have written a number of books, published mostly on Amazon Kindle but slowly moving into other platforms as well. As the tag line at the top of this page suggests, I do indeed write Erotica.
There is just something about that genre; how it affects us when we read about the most intimate details of a couple’s relationship – however brief – which I find irresistible.
In every day life I may seem like any other girl in her 20s, but I have a tendency to become obsessed with figments of my own imagination. Since I am in the unique position to write exactly what makes me blush, I figured I ought to share my work for those out there with similar tastes.
And my tastes may be peculiar, but I know I’m not alone. I know you readers out there want stories which will make your knees weak. With characters so believable that you might meet them in the local supermarket one day.  But since that might not happen today, I want you to immerse yourself in one of my books, and see life as one of “them”.
You may wonder where my inspiration originates. It’s the little things, frankly. A place, a remark, a thought which somehow pops up and grows into a story. For example, my first published story, Ladies’ Day came to me while I drove around the beautiful Berkshire countryside. Or crawled rather, because Royal Ascot was on and the traffic was abysmal. And I wondered what might happen if two people found each other in this chaos.
You will rarely find the classic & perfect Alpha male in my books, because real people are not perfect. And that is what makes them so appealing to me. I believe our search for love is just a quest to find another whose flaws compliment ours. A strong woman with a man seeking that same strength, and vice versa.
Contrast is a wonderful thing, one that can spice up life like nothing else. And I find it oh so appealing for the contrast to be physical as well. Because truthfully, that’s what gets me off in reality. I like my man to tower over me, to make me feel small. Hopefully you feel the same way!










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The Unforgiven

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Enter the twisted, talented minds of

J.L. Clayton

R.L. Weeks

K.L. Humphreys

Aaron L Speer

Becca Moree

Valerie Roeseler


as they bring you six horrifying tales of woe and malice packed with monsters seeking revenge. These original short stories will have you looking over your shoulders and cowering under your covers in fear of what lurks in the dark.


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Seeing Red By J.L. Clayton


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All her life, Challis has been bullied by the people around her, and now the thin string holding her sanity intact has snapped...The only thing she sees is crimson. They say revenge is best served cold, but Challis will take hers: hot, sticky and red! Come along for one horrific ride as author J.L.Clayton takes a forsaken girl and turns her into a heartless killer. Seeing Red has never looked so frightening.



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Twisted Insanity By R.L. Weeks


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Author R. L. Weeks brings you Twisted Insanity. It cannot be reasoned with. It cannot be bargained with. Jacob has been locked up for ten years, waiting for his chance to take his revenge on Gale, his ex-wife. After persuading the mental health team that he has recovered, he goes on a killing stint. Gale is about to find out the extent of his twisted insanity. 


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Truth Or Dare By K.L. Humphreys


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Taken to a psychotic man's playground, Becca only hopes her husband can get help to save her, before she ends up like the others.The Missing Persons Unit team know that unless they stop a madman and find missing Becca, they will be finding body parts in the forest. Author KL Humphreys will have you looking over your shoulder wondering what is really going on in the minds of those you call family. 



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The Independents By Aaron L Speer



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Martina Johnson is a failed traditionally published author. She's already been forgotten by the public. Martina hatches a plan to re-emerge from the shadows of obscurity, by creating a persona for herself as an indie author, the hot and mysterious Damien Kane. While her deception garners her many admirers, she also comes to the attention of the Independents. Success comes with a price and Martina hasn't paid hers. Not yet. 


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Hell House By Becca Moree



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A walk through the Hell House leaves Erin questioning if visiting the Carnival of Darkness was a good idea after all. The sounds pouring from the mouths of the actors in each room were just a little too good.A little too...real. Step into a world of unthinkable torture as author Becca Moree takes one innocent college student on a Halloween outing she will never forget..



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Ashes of Paradise By Valerie Roeseler


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In the heart of small town Sycamore stands a quiet home with a new addition to a loving couple. The Davidson’s have longed for this moment, and Abigail is the most beautiful baby they had ever dreamed of. What Olivia and Christopher Davidson don’t realize is a festering darkness grins from the shadows of Abigail’s room and leaves a piece of itself behind. Author Valerie Roeseler will enlighten you on a story you know all too well, revealing the lies within your comfortable fairytale with a twist you never saw coming. 


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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Behind Closed Doors (#2.5 Careless Whispers) by Lisa Renee Jones



Author                     Lisa Renee Jones 
Publication Date    17 October 2016 
Genre                        Adult Contemporary Romance 




Jason "Red Bull" Wise. Famous millionaire poker player. Rich. Sexy. A man who knows what he wants, goes after it, and never loses. He's being blackmailed. He thinks Skye is behind it.

Passion. Danger. Secrets.

Are you ready?

From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones comes a brand new gripping and provocative novel that ties into her bestselling Careless Whispers and Inside Out series. You can enjoy this as a standalone, but fans of Careless Whispers and Inside Out will get an exciting glimpse of who Ella really is and some of the secrets she's been hiding from everyone she knows.





Although this ties in with the Careless Whispers Series, it can be read as a standalone. It sure piques interest about the secretive Ella.

Jason aka Red Bull is a self made millionaire through playing professional poker. He is the best player on the circuit and is either admired or resented for his success. He has a loving relationship with his parents but doesn't allow himself to get attached to any woman in particular. He makes sure that they know where they stand.

Skye works two jobs in order to achieve her goal in obtaining a law degree. She has a humble and honest life. Having been badly let down, relying or trusting anyone is not her forte. She is befriended by Ella who talks her into attending an auction where she might just make a quick buck!

Jason eavesdrops on Ella's and Skye's discussion about bidding for a unit and then makes sure that Skye notices him. Skye is taken aback by her reaction to him and decides that he is trouble with a capital T. It's just as well that they won't see each other again!

Skye is just about to give up on the value of the contents of her bid when the most unexpected item lands in her hand. She goes to investigate and realises that she might have uncovered something which spells danger and is unsure of where to go from here. She doesn't have long to ponder as Jason turns up on her door steps accusing her of being a blackmailer. It so happens that what she has just found and the blackmail are related. They now have to work towards gaining each other's trust.

Skye is introduced to the Poker world and learns more about Jason through the people within that circle. He is nothing like what she imagined. Jason is good at reading people and he suspects that Skye has been through some sort of ordeal. This is where his compassion and understanding shine through.

Finding the blackmailer is proving to be more difficult than anticipated. The main suspect has become elusive and at this point it could be anyone. It's a dangerous situation where lives are at risk if the wrong moves are made.

I love the way the relationship between Skye and Jason gradually builds up and the connection between them is electrifying. The author keeps the suspense going right up to the end. I found myself completely immersed in this fantastic story. It's thrilling, sexy, tensed and so romantic.

I was kindly issued with an advanced ecopy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
 











New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series, which is now in development for a television show to be produced by Suzanne Todd of Team Todd (Alice in Wonderland). Suzanne Todd on the INSIDE OUT series:Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with. I’m thrilled to develop a television show that will tell Sara’s whole story – her life, her work, her friends, and her sexuality.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin’s Press.

Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.
Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com 











One Step Behind by Brianna Labuskes - Review Tour

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One Step Behind

by Brianna Labuskes
Publication Date: September 26, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Historical, Romance

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Synopsis 

Vengeance never dies   

When the unconventional Imogen Lancaster embarked on a mission to infiltrate high society and avenge her beloved cousin's murder she never would have guessed she'd end up in the arms of a thief. At least, that's what she assumes when she discovers Lucas Stone breaking into a private safe.  

Lucas Stone, the Earl of Winchester, has a reputation for arrogance and a soft-spot for his sister, which is how he ends up in the predicament of hiding behind a curtain at midnight with the dreadfully dull Miss Imogen Lancaster. But he soon discovers appearances can be deceiving when the country mouse turns into a spitfire in front of his eyes and she makes it clear she wants nothing to do with him.

Though one is chasing a blackmailer and the other a murderer, they quickly realize they are on the hunt for the same villain. Now they must work together, which would be fine, if they could decide if they'd rather fall in love or kill one another.


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It's 1812 in London and the season where the high society gather to impress and find suitable spouses. 

Gemma is in London to discover what really happened to her cousin. The last thing on her mind is to find herself a husband. She doesn't dress to impress and does her best to go unnoticed. She is succeeding or so she thinks. 

Lucas is an Earl with an air of aloofness and arrogance. He too is on a mission. To identify his sister's blackmailer. He is not interested in finding a match but attends the balls with the sole purpose of solving this problem.

Gemma goes in search of evidence and finds herself in the same room as Lucas. She thinks that he is a thief whilst he assumes that she might be meeting someone in secret. Something which is not acceptable in society. When they discover why they are there, they come to the conclusion that they might both be looking for the same culprit. They come to an agreement to work together. To avoid any scandal, they get engaged. It's only temporary until the crime is solved! Then they can both go about their lives as before. 

Lucas can see right through Gemma's facade and is intrigued by her projected appearance and her behaviour. They get used to working together and trust each other. They make a good team. 

The relationship between Gemma and Lucas gradually turns into something that neither of them really understands as it doesn't fit in with their plans. Lucas is desperate to safeguard his sister's reputation and at the same time he wants to protect Gemma. They are both stubborn but funnily enough, this strengthen their relationship. 

Family secrets are unearthed. Crimes that were buried and long forgotten resurface. The culprit's identity is predictable but his motives remain a mystery right to the end. 

I like the banters between Lucas and Gemma. The caring relationship between Lucas and his sister Beatrice is endearing. It's nice to see Beatrice getting another chance at happiness. 

I really enjoyed reading this well rounded story and would recommend to those who like this genre. 

I was kindly issued with an eARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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One Step Behind by Brianna Labuskes



1. Red Eye, Vance Joy
2. Walking in the Wind, One Direction
3. Fire Away, Chris Stapleton
4. Closer, Chainsmokers
5. My Church, Maren Morris
6. Just Like Fire, Pink
7. Half Broke Heart, Cam
8. 18, One Direction
9. Tenerife Sea, Ed Sheeran
10. Somebody to Love, Kacey Musgraves
11. Nobodys Fool, Miranda Lambert
12. Fire and the Flood, Vance Joy
13. Cake by the Ocean, DNCE
14. Ships in the Night, Mat Kearny
15. All Too Well, Taylor Swift
16. Sinners Like Me, Eric Church


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ABOUT BRIANNA LABUSKES


Brianna Labuskes

Brianna Labuskes life-long dream was to join the ranks of the superstar women who penned the romance novels  from historicals to contemporaries and everything in between  of which she could never quite get enough. She tries to write the books she wants to read, with spunky heroines who save the day while their heroes watch in awe and admiration. When shes not writing, you can find Brianna playing with her two adorable nieces, editing health care policy news (while expounding the virtues of journalism) and watching too much Netflix. She also loves travel, feminism and country music.




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