Friday, May 26, 2017

His Dirty Girl by Jax Hart - Book Blitz




His Dirty Girl
Jax Hart
Publication date: May 23rd 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance


By day Ashley is a good little nurse, but at night she dreams of being his dirty girl.

The notes are blurring on the page.

I can’t think.

I can’t speak.

This man mesmerizes me and I’m in danger of losing everything if I give in to my desire for him.

But it’s not going away.

I’ve never had such dirty thoughts…never wanted a man to do such dirty things to me.

Ashley Hill is trying very hard to make a new life for herself. Falling for her boss was not on her to-do list. But she can’t control her hormones when he’s around. In her dreams, she is safe to explore her deepest desires, but what happens when the lines between fantasy and reality become blurred?

Will Ashley put her career in jeopardy just to be his?

I’ve wanted her since the first second I saw her wearing those tight ass scrubs. My mouth waters and my palms itch every time she walks by, and my dick…well you can guess what he’s doing.

Everything is getting so damn hard. I don’t care that she is off-limits. I need to make her mine, STAT.

WARNING this is a panty-melting, quick and dirty read! Standalone HEA.

Authors Note: This is book one of the Deep Desire series. Each can be read as a stand alone.








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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Aiding the Dragon (#9 Stonefire Dragons) - Jessie Donovan



Aiding the Dragon
Jessie Donovan
(Stonefire Dragons #9)
Publication date: May 25th 2017
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal


Teagan O’Shea is a rare female dragon-shifter leader. While her Irish clan has a tradition of female leaders, they have always had to hide behind a male face publicly to prevent the other clans from viewing them as weaker and then attacking. When the truth leaks, Teagan is faced with a choice—hand over the leadership to a male or invite the challengers to a leadership trial and earn her place. Out to prove having a penis isn’t required to be a leader, she picks the latter.

Aaron Caruso is sent to Ireland under the guise of repairing relations between two clans on the isle of Ireland. However, upon arrival he learns the truth. Determined to secure Teagan’s place so he can escape her alluring eyes and addicting personality, he busies himself with helping her any way he can. A female used him once and he’s not about to go through that again, no matter how much the Irish female tempts him.

As the pair work together on preparations for the leadership trial, both Aaron and Teagan start to see each other in a new light. Both have their own self-imposed loneliness and yearn for something they can’t have. Can Aaron and Teagan not only change tradition but also open their hearts? Or will they each be doomed to live alone to fight their inner battles?





EXCERPT

Twisting the knob, Teagan entered the small room. Aaron’s back was to her. While she appreciated his broad shoulders and his thick, dark hair, she smiled at how he was tapping his fingers. He always did that when it came to meeting with her, either in person or via a video conference. “Just make sure not to wear down my table with your nails.”

Aaron’s movements stopped. He turned and Teagan hid her surprise. The male had grown a close-cut beard since the last time she’d seen him. The dark whiskers made him look wiser.

And maybe a wee bit sexier. Not that she’d ever tell him that.

Then he frowned and she banished that thought. Grumpy wasn’t what she needed, among many other things.

Aaron growled, “I wouldn’t have to tap my fingers in the first place if you were on time.”

Killian took a step toward Aaron, but Teagan put up a hand. “I’ll deal with him. Eliza is waiting for you. Go with her and search Sadie’s things. Update me on any developments.”

Her brother nodded and exited the room. Like most males in her clan, he obeyed her orders without question.

Aaron, on the other hand, leaned back in his chair and propped his feet on the table. “Should I get comfortable whilst you use a power play to assert your dominance? Or are you actually going to tell me why I’m here?”

She walked up to his feet and pushed them off the table.

 “Keep your dirty bloody boots on the floor. Do that again, and I’ll make sure you always have a bucket and rag to clean up after yourself.”

His pupils flashed to slits and back, signaling he was talking to his dragon. “I’m not here to clean.”

She shrugged. “The way I understand it, you’re here to help me for the next few weeks. Bram didn’t say cleaning was off-limits.”

Aaron stood. His dark brown eyes met her green. They were exactly the same height, which was a nice change. Teagan was tall, even by female dragon-shifter standards.

She barely had time to note the flecks in his eyes when he spat out, “Cleaning is off-limits. As is babysitting or being assigned entry-level guard duty. I’m a trained Protector. If it’s not related to my job, then I’ll refuse to do it.”

She raised an eyebrow. “And what? Disappoint your clan leader and destroy his hard work at trying to strengthen our alliance?”

“Bram would see it my way. Besides, you need this alliance more than we do. We already have Lochguard at our back. Who do you have?”

His words stung and her dragon stood at attention.
He was correct that she needed the alliance, but she wasn’t about to put up with bullshit to achieve it. That was the wrong message to send to Stonefire.

She had dealt with many a male acting like Aaron Caruso. She knew what to do.

Fisting his shirt, she pulled him close. For a split second, her dragon reveled in his scent and the heat of his body so close to theirs, but Teagan quickly pushed her beast to the back of her mind. As Aaron’s eyes flashed, she swept his legs with her own. Aaron lost his balance and Teagan guided him to the floor, face down. With his hands behind him and her knee in his lower back, she leaned down to his ear and whispered, “Just because I’m female doesn’t mean you will treat me as any less of a clan leader, understood?”

He turned his head to meet her eyes. “I’m not doing it because you’re female. I’m doing it because you’re irritating.”

Resisting the urge to press a talon against his throat, she replied, “That just earned you guard duty. Maybe twenty-four hours without sleep will teach you a lesson in etiquette.”

She withdrew a key from her pocket and released Aaron. Before he could do more than rise to his hands and knees, she dashed out the sole door and locked it.

His voice was muffled through the door. “Let me out, bloody woman. This isn’t how you treat a guest.”

“Aye, you’re right. It’s how I treat a pest.”



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Jessie Donovan wrote her first story at age five, and after discovering the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey in junior high, realized that people actually wanted to read stories like those floating around inside her head. From there on out, she was determined to tap into her over-active imagination and write a book someday.

After living abroad for five years and earning degrees in Japanese, Anthropology, and Secondary Education, she buckled down and finally wrote her first full-length book. While that story will never see the light of day, it laid the world-building groundwork of what would become her debut paranormal romance, Blaze of Secrets. In late 2014, she became a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.

Jessie loves to interact with readers. When not reading a book or traipsing around some foreign country on a shoestring, can often be found on Facebook.





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Edge of Truth by Brynn Kelly Teaser Thursday




Edge of Truth, an all-new romance from Brynn Kelly is coming May 30th!!!


Tensions sizzle in this electrifying novel guaranteed to capture your heart and take your breath away. Fans of Julie Garwood, Suzanne Brockmann and Jayne Ann Krentz will devour this action-packed, emotionally stunning tour de force, where every page reveals another damning secret and daring gamble.

Rotting in an African dungeon is the last place journalist Tess Newell expected to find herself. As she's held hostage by the terrorist group she's investigating, Tess's salvation--and temptation--arrives in the form of another prisoner. A French Foreign Legionnaire with a sinful smile and too many secrets to be anything but dangerous. Yet she knows he's her only hope of surviving.

The Legion is the only family Flynn has. His sanctuary and his purgatory, after years spent in hell. When a mission goes south and Flynn is captured, it's not the enemy that worries him, but the brazen, alluring reporter whose prying questions threaten to bring down his world--and the walls he's built around his heart.

Yet after a daring escape, Flynn must risk it all and go on the run with Tess to retrieve the evidence she needs. The chemistry between them threatens to detonate but, with the enemy fast closing in, time is running out to unravel the truth from the lies in this deadly conspiracy...



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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Dangerous Secrets (#2 Tall, Dark and Deadly) - Lisa Renee Jones



Author                       Lisa Renee Jones 
Publication Date     5 April 2013
Genre                         Adult Suspense Romance 






Being a divorce attorney for the rich and famous isn't all it's cracked up to be. Julie Harrison has learned that love doesn't last, and she's sworn never to make the same mistakes as her mother, or her clients. She uses the games men play to keep them at a distance. The only man who managed to break down her walls was Luke Walker, a Navy SEAL who loved her and left her, and changed her forever.

When Luke arrives back in New York, running Walker Security with his brothers and having left his Navy SEAL days behind, he sets his sights on Julie, the woman he's always wanted and couldn't have. Except, she runs from him every time he gets close.

But now, one of Julie's clients, a powerful judge, gets involved with a dangerous cartel, and his soon-to-be-ex wife ends up dead. Julie's next on the list, and she finds herself on the run from those who believe she knows too much, and counting on Luke to keep her alive. In the deepest, darkest moments of the night, passion will bring them together while danger threatens to tear them apart. Can Julie and Luke trust each other and find their happy ending before they find ... the end?
 




This second instalment of "Tall, Dark and Deadly" takes us on Luke Walker's dangerous journey.

Luke runs the Walker Security alongside his brothers, Jake and Royce, after giving up being a SEAL. The reason for his return is not what everyone has been led to believe. The Walker Brothers have a tight family unit with honourable principles.

Julie is a Divorce Lawyer. She hasn't had much of a family life and her best friend, Lauren is the only family that she has.

Luke and Julie had a no commitment relationship in the past and parted ways on the premise that it was casual and temporary. She doesn’t believe in long term relationships due to her own experience with her mother, and those of her clients who go through complicated and difficult divorces. Now that Royce and Lauren are getting married, she can’t really avoid meeting Luke.

Their first reunion at the airport brings back feelings that Julie would rather forget. She likes to fend for herself. That's what she has always done. When she finds herself in the middle of a dangerous situation involving corruption and the Cartel, Luke can't bear thinking of the worse case scenario. With drug trafficking, money laundering and forgeries, danger is always imminent. He willingly gets involved, even if it means putting his own life on the line. He is also determined to break down the emotional barrier that Julie uses as an escape from getting involved.

I like Julie's caring side but her stubbornness can be irritating. When it comes to her commitment phobia, she refuses to be reasonable. Luke is not easily deterred and fights tooth and nails to get what he wants. The chemistry between them is sizzling hot and this treacherous position that they are in, only reaffirms their feelings. Besides close family and friends, it's hard to know who to trust. Traitors and danger are everywhere. It's a well woven plot which pulled me right in.

I was completely immersed in this fast, furious, sexy and romantic journey. I now look forward to reading Blake's story.
 











New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) 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.

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 and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.
 








The Chase (#1 Icon Trilogy) by Vanessa Fewings - Teaser Wednesday



The Chase, an all-new sexy first story in the Icon Trilogy from Vanessa Fewings is coming June 6th!!!


A rising star in one of London's top art investigation firms, Zara Leighton's talent for seeing deep into paintings is in her blood. She's chosen to help track down Icon, an enigmatic international art thief whose heists are methodical, daring, baffling. To Zara the case is maddening—bordering on an obsession.


She finds distraction in the chiseled form of top-shelf client Tobias Wilder, a magnetic American billionaire who demands her expertise, her discretion—and her secrecy. Wilder doesn't ask questions. He gives orders. His gaze alone ignites her deepest fantasies. And his touch…


The sudden whirl of exclusive exhibitions and decadent parties that Wilder introduces her to is a potent aphrodisiac. But surrender soon becomes tinged with suspicion. Is Zara's tryst with Wilder the real thing…or just a convincing forgery?


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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Chance at Redemption (#3 Madison Square) Samantha Harris



Chance at Redemption
Samatha Harris
(Madison Square #3)
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: May 23rd 2017
Genres: Contemporary, 
New Adult, Romance


Gwen Stevens had a privileged life until her father spoke three little words that turned her world upside down. “You’re cut off.”

Broke and desperate, Gwen is forced to accept a waitressing job, but this glimmer of hope has a price. As if being a cocktail waitress isn’t bad enough, she has to do it in a dive bar called The Den, and her bad luck doesn’t stop there. She also needs to deal with the new owner, a blue-eyed, self-righteous ass determined to make her life miserable.

Liam Sinclair walked away from the entitlement and obligation his family planned for him, vowing to make his own way in the world…

Adjusting to life as a new business owner, Liam has experienced more than his fair share of setbacks. When his only waitress breaks her leg, his sister takes it upon herself to hire a replacement—a spoiled, self-indulgent hothead with too much makeup and more than enough attitude. Gwen represents the world he’s trying to escape, a world of excess and greed that he was never cut out for.

Appearances can be deceiving, and first impressions aren’t always right. 

Despite their apparent differences, the tension between them turns to a fiery passion that neither of them can resist. Together they find balance and learn to appreciate the simpler things in life. But Gwen soon discovers that old habits die hard, and one mistake is all it takes to ruin everything.

Forgiveness must be earned, but even a villain deserves a chance at redemption…


Review 
Four Stars
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I haven't read the previous books in the series but it didn’t impede on my enjoyment in reading Chance at Redemption. 

Liam owns a dive bar in partnership with his sister, giving up his life of luxury. His family had his life mapped out for him but he wanted to find his own way and do what he enjoys instead of feeling obligated. 

Gwen is very much a daddy's girl and is spoilt rotten. That is until her father decides that she ought to act like an adult and be more responsible. She hopes that it's temporary and he will relent, until she finds herself in uncharted territory. Penniless! 

Her only option is to take a job as a waitress in Liam's bar. Of course, Gwen thinks that the world owes her and starts off on the wrong foot. They have disagreements but Liam likes to rub her up the wrong way. At the same time, he can see past the front that she puts up and tolerates her abysmal attitude. Besides, there is an underlying sexual tension between them that's hard to hide. This turns into steamy sex and then emotions start to surface. It looks like they might just work well as a loving couple but one evening out turns into the worse nightmare. Gwen has been betrayed, but assumptions lead Liam to feel betrayed. Is there a chance for redemption? 

Gwen's personality makes it hard to warm up to her, initially. She carries a lot of baggage and has a chip on her shoulder. Liam is down to earth and his influence slowly turns her into a fairly decent person. The fact that she admits her wrongs is a good start. It's an entertaining and credible story with a humorous side. It's not insta love but the gradual development of the romance is realistic. I thoroughly enjoyed this easy to read and captivating story. 

I received a complimentary eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion. 

Author Bio


Samatha “Sam” Harris lives near Baltimore, Maryland with her husband David and daughter Ava. Born in Florida, she migrated north which most people agree was a little backwards. She has been an artist all of her life, a Tattoo Artist for more than ten years, and a storyteller since she was a kid.

Sam has a slightly unhealthy love for Frank Sinatra, classic movies, and Jazz and Blues music, but her first love will always be reading. From Romance, to Thrillers, to Historical Fiction and everything in between, she loves to become a part of the story. As a writer she tells the stories that she would want to read.




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Mami by JC Valentine


Mami by JC Valentine 
Adult Romance 
Based on a true story 


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Life has thrown me a few curveballs…

But nothing as sexy or devastating as Alejandro. 

I never thought I’d see him again, but fate has seen fit to give us another chance. 

Maybe this time we’ll get it right. Maybe this time he’ll stay.

Or perhaps my heart is about to be irrevocably shattered. 

One way or another, our lives are about to change.
Only time will tell if it’s for better or worse, but one thing is certain…

Alejandro is a force to be reckoned with…maybe even best to be avoided. 

But when it comes to matters of the heart, sometimes there’s no reasoning. 

Sometimes…it’s pure instinct. 

Taking a chance on him is like playing Russian roulette—it’s dangerous…foolish…and likely to kill me. 

But what’s life without a little risk?
 



Review 
4 Stars
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After reading Papi, which is based on a true story, I am really pleased that the author gave us the opportunity to explore further. Mami picks up right where Papi left off. 

After a fairly long and silent absence, Alejandro turns up on Julie's doorstep. She is happy that he has returned but there is some apprehension about how to react.

The connection is instant and after the first awkard few minutes, they show how much they'd missed each other. The chemistry is hotter than ever and they are back in their comfort zone. Julie is waiting for some news which involves Alejandro and he is not unhappy about the situation. He spends more time away with his job but they have regular communications.

It's fairly obvious that Julie's children come first and any firm commitment is not an option at this stage. Their journey is quite an eye opener in the way that they make the relationship work.

It's a touching story where Alejandro helps Julie to rediscover herself after going through a very tough time. She is brave and strong. She doesn't know how their story will end but she takes comfort in their present happiness. Living in the moment and having faith. As it's a true story and from what is divulged after the end of this story, I wish Julie all the very best and the happiness that she truly deserves. This story will appeal to adult readers and I would advise to read the first book to get a true picture of this journey.

I received a complimentary eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.
 





Author Bio


J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn't sorry.

J.C. lives in the Northwest with her three amazing children and far too many pets, and together they spend much of their free time enjoying movies or the outdoors. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor's in English and when she isn't writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.

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