Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Rogue is Back in Town (#3 The Wayward Wallflowers) Anna Bennett

Anna Bennett 

Publication Date 
2 January 2018 

Historical Romance

Hide your daughters and your maiden aunts…Lord Samuel Travis is back. 
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Equal parts scoundrel and seducer, he’s returned to London determined to mend the rift with his older brother. All Sam must do is take possession of a tumbledown town house. A seemingly simple task, except the house is occupied—by an infuriating, whip-smart beauty who refuses to do his bidding.

Miss Juliette Lacey’s wallflower days are over. She has a plan to turn her eccentric family into the toast of the ton—but the devilishly handsome rake trying to oust them from their home thwarts her at every turn. How can one man be so vexing andmake her simmer with desire?

As her attraction to Sam deepens, Julie’s problems grow—she may have, once upon a time, secretly shared a kiss with his honorable older brother. Suddenly, Julie’s caught between a rogue and a marquess, between passion and respectability. Torn between two brothers, what’s a girl to do?

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This novel projects the life of the heir and that of the spare heir. Families are not always what they are my cracked up to be.

Sam is the younger brother to a Marquess. He has just returned from his travels and already making the gossips column. He tries to live up to his brother's standard, but somehow always reverts to his old ways. He has really done it this time and has landed himself in hot waters.

Julie is the youngest of three sisters. She lives a humble life with her adorable uncle Alistair. Her older sisters are happily married and she enjoys the role of caretaker to her uncle, even though he would like to see her married. She will get married. On her terms!

Sam's brother, Nigel sends him on the job of evicting Julie's family. His punishment! Julie is completely taken aback by the news and she will put up a fight. Sam soon becomes intrigued by her and finds that he quite likes her. She is surprised that such a rogue can show compassion towards her and her uncle who is ridiculed by the ton. It's an awkward situation and they go round in circles trying to get to an amicable conclusion. Nigel has his own agenda and keeps pushing for what he wants. Soon, Sam and Julie become aware of his manipulative intents. Can they find a solution to this problem, especially now that they are heads over heels with each other?

Sam might be a rogue, but deep down he is a decent person. Julie's loyalty to her family is commendable and when she loves, she loves with passion. Nigel is devious and calculated. Like a big kid who has to get his way! The interactions between Sam and Julie are hilarious at times, even when they are butting heads. The love and passion that they develop are palpable. It's a well balanced novel with humour, love, passion, compassion, rivalry and loyalty. It's a great storyline with interesting and well developed characters.

I was kindly issued with an eARC via NetGalley and the views expressed are my personal opinion. 

Anna Bennett started swiping romances from her mom’s bookshelf as a teenager and decided historicals (with their balls, dukes, and gowns) were the best. So, when she had the chance to spend a semester in London she packed her bags—and promptly fell in love with the city, its history, and its pubs. She dreamed of writing romance, but somehow ended up a software analyst instead.

Fortunately, a few years and a few careers later, Anna found her way back to writing the stories she loves and won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® for Regency Historical Romance. She lives in Maryland with her husband and three children, who try valiantly not to roll their eyes whenever she quotes Jane Austen. Her weaknesses include reality TV, cute shoes, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

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Friday, December 29, 2017

End Game (#4 Dirty Money) Lisa Renee Jones

Lisa Renee Jones 

Publication Date 
2 January 2018 

Adult Paranormal Romance

How deep can you love?

Passion and danger collide in the explosive finale to Emily and Shane's story.

After tragedy strikes, Shane hovers on the edge of being consumed by darkness. He will fight for the woman he loves. He will destroy his enemy. He will not back down. As shocking twists, dark secrets, and explosive betrayals within the Brandon family come to the light, Shane must fight harder than ever before.

Every thread weaves a dangerous web. Emily and Derek. Brandon Senior. Maggie and her affair. The leader of the dangerous cartel who's wedged itself inside the Brandon Empire. It all comes to a head in the shattering conclusion to the Dirty Money series.

End Game is an exhilarating finale to this series. After being left speechless with mixed emotions in the previous book, everything in this one is fast and furious before reaching to a more than satisfying conclusion.

Shane is a wreck as he is now facing the uncertainties of the results of what transpired in Bad Deeds. His fear and sorrow are heartwrenching. Even in his emotional state of mind, he makes all the necessary arrangements to make his loved ones comfortable.

The waiting is agonising and then one of the dreadful outcomes brings him to despair. Not all is lost though, and he is now more determined to clean house. His plan is meticulous, but his fear of loss could be detrimental. He gets the right support from those who are loyal to him and his reason for living makes all the difference!

There are twists and turns at every corner of this installment. It's a real nail biter and my emotions were shredded and reassembled on more than one occasion. It's a compulsive, gripping, emotive, sensual, heartwrenching, thrilling and romantic read. I have really enjoyed this series and the postscript promises much more for the future.

I was kindly issued with an eARC via NetGalley and the views expressed are my personal opinion.

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Hard Rules
Book 1

Wall Street meets Sons of Anarchy in the smoldering, scorching first novel in the explosively sexy new Dirty Money series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones. 

How bad do you want it?

The only man within the Brandon empire with a moral compass, Shane Brandon is ready to take his family’s business dealings legitimate. Yet, his reckless and ruthless brother, Derek wants to keep Brandon Enterprises cemented in lies, deceit, and corruption. The harder Shane fights to pull the company back into the light, the darker he has to become. Then he meets Emily Stevens, a woman who not only stirs a voracious sexual need in him, but becomes the only thing anchoring him between good and evil.

Damage Control 
Book 2

Bad Deeds 
Book 3

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.comand she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Worth the Risk by JB Heller - Reveal

Worth the Risk
J.B. Heller
Publication date: January 4th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

It was meant to be a one-time thing. One night they could let go of the restrictive chains their everyday lives bound them in.

When a new client file turns out to belong to the woman Abe slept with three months ago, he does something he has never done before. He goes against company policy, one he created, and places himself on the case as her full-time bodyguard.

It’s not bad enough her father’s political aspirations have landed Kalista in hot water, she’s about to have a twenty-four/seven shadow too. Far from happy about the added protection, she hates the idea of constantly being watched. But then she meets her new bodyguard.

Now that Abe has Kalista so close again he knows he wants to keep her in his life. When the threats against her escalate, he’s forced to act. But will his new-found attachment to Kalista make him a liability or their greatest asset?

Author Bio

JB Heller is an average Aussie housewife in her late 20’s with a wicked sexy imagination. She and her super sexy husband are the parents of three minions, two Great Danes and a Cat who thinks she’s a person.

She spends her days running around after her wildling children and jotting down stories in her flower embossed leather notebook (She is very particular about her stationary.). She’s a self-confessed Stationary Junky who’s constantly on the lookout for more.

Most day’s JB can be found glued to her laptop, taking advantage of school hours- writing as fast as she can while she can. Or trolling Pinterest for her next potential muse. And when she needs a break from the voices in her head she indulges in her favourite past time, reading.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Moon Bound (#4 LaRue) Donna Grant - Blog Tour

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Moon Bound, an all-new paranormal romance from Donna Grant is available NOW!



Enigmatic and strong-willed werewolf Kane LaRue realizes the benefits of doing things in a pack. But not this time. He feels responsible for the additional terror a Voodoo priestess has leveled on his family, and has vowed to stop at nothing to end her reign of terror. He almost had Delphine once, and this time, he’s promised himself that he will succeed in wiping her from the face of the earth—or die trying. But when her followers almost destroy him, Kane is forced to accept the help of a stunning and fiercely independent woman who makes Kane re-evaluate what’s important…and listen to his heart.


Elise is a survivor, but because of the tragic events of her past, she has chosen to live out her days in the bayou, helping the animals she loves and giving back as much as she can to the community that literally saved her life. When a gorgeous dog she tries to save turns out to be so much more, Elise is compelled to let someone in—and faces things about herself she isn’t entirely comfortable with. But the breathtakingly handsome shifter makes her feel things she hasn’t experienced in ages, and she soon realizes that she needs Kane’s help as much as he needs hers. Together, they are unstoppable, and if they’re lucky, they just might rid the world of the evil that has plagued New Orleans for much too long.

4 Stars

Moon Bound brings an impressive finale to this series. The battle between the Larue family and the voodoo priestest comes to the the most satisfying conclusion.

Kane, the only single one of the Larue brothers is in persuit of Delphine, the deluded and power hungry voodoo priestest. After the last drastic confrontation, he feels responsible for putting things right. 

Elise is a veterinarian who moved to the Bayou after going through a traumatic attack. She is grateful to those who helped her and has turned her back on city life. She now helps these friends by tending to their sick and injured animals. 

Kane is caught in a storm when he is suddenly attacked. He is outnumbered, but puts up a good fight. Upon witnessing this violence, Elise intervenes and in the process she gets a glimpse of the paranormal. She is not phased in the least and helps him to get back on his feet. Even though her own ordeal has left her with visible scars, she finds the strength to carry on with a normal life. 

During Kane's recovery, they develop a comfortable friendship which turns into a different form of attraction. He still wants to finish what he has started without help. He would die for his loved ones. From here on out, everything becomes more tense and the pending and perilous danger makes this a compulsive read. 

Delphine is more ruthless than ever and The Larue family don't give up so easily. Their love and loyalty shine. Elise surprises herself and everyone else with her strength of will. Kane and Elise make an ideal couple. I was completely engrossed in this well paced and emotive finale. It's an intriguing and compelling read and I would recommend to fans of the paranormal. 

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion.


Vicious growls yanked her from sleep. Elise sat up so fast, she knocked Mr. Darcy off her stomach. A look outside showed a pack of dogs attacking an animal.

She rushed to the door and banged her hands on the doorjamb to break up the fight, but none of the animals heard her over the commotion. Then she spotted black fur and realized the pack was attacking the black dog she’d seen before.

The danger didn’t even enter her mind when she grabbed the shotgun from atop her fridge and rushed from the house into the rain. She yelled, but nothing seemed to get the dogs’ attention. Then she fired off a shot into the ground, not to hit the animals, but to hopefully scare them off.

It worked. At least, it did at first. Then a few of the dogs returned to the black one.

“Get out of here!” she yelled and aimed the gun towards the pack, firing into the ground again.

She didn’t want to kill any of the animals, but she would if they didn’t give her a choice. Thankfully, after the second shot, they ran off into the woods.

Elise shook the water from her face but kept her gaze on the woods in case the pack returned. Out of the corner of her eye, she saw the black dog collapse. She’d known he was large, but up close, he was massive. By the look of him, he had some wolf in him.

Yet the longer she looked, the more wolf she saw in his features. But that couldn’t be right. Wolves weren’t native to the area. After her months spent at a wolf conservatory, she knew the animals, and she was looking at a damn wolf.

After several minutes of quiet, she glanced around for any sign of the others. The animal was unconscious, his breathing shallow, and wounds all over him.

She couldn’t leave him out there since she needed to tend to his injuries, but getting a wolf into her house and the room she worked out of would be difficult. Not to mention that if he woke, she might not make it out of the situation alive.

Since she didn’t know the extent of his wounds, she didn’t want to give him a tranquilizer. Which left her few options.

Elise was about to go in and call someone for help when she happened to glance at the water. The rain had caused her to miss the slight ripples, but she spotted the eyes of a gator as it swam toward them. She glanced at the wolf and saw that his back legs were in the bayou.

“Well, shit,” she said and set down her gun to grab hold of him beneath his shoulders to pull his body out of the water and safely onto land, far enough away that hopefully, the alligator wouldn’t follow. She saw the blood pooling from wounds on his back leg that had filled the water with smells the gator couldn’t resist.

She took a chance and continued backing up toward her porch, glancing over her shoulder to check on her progress every few seconds—not to mention keeping an eye on the wolf while praying he didn’t wake and bite her.

When she finally reached the side door that she had put in to lead into the second bedroom that she’d converted for her work, she gently released the animal and leaned against the house for a second to catch her breath before rushing to get her gun.

She was soaked—with both rain and sweat. The wolf was incredibly heavy. She had no idea how she was going to get him up the steps and into the house without waking him.

After taking a few gulping breaths to calm her racing heart, she knew she had to do something before the wolf woke. Elise opened the side door and leaned her gun against the wall as she looked around for anything she could use to get him inside.

Her shoes slipped on the floor, causing her to bang into the stainless steel table. She winced and pushed the button on the side to lower it to the floor. Then she rushed back outside. It would be so much easier if someone were there to help her carry the animal inside.

She was reaching for the wolf when a howl split the air. Elise stood frozen, chills racing over her skin. A moment later, several more howls joined the first. By the sound of them, the pack had surrounded her house.

Swallowing, she lowered her gaze to the animal at her feet. This wasn’t her first time working on wild creatures. She’d gone to Montana to help the local wolf sanctuary with the animals for several summers, also helping the ones roaming the wilderness.

But she was never alone.

After so many years working on farm animals and pets, Elise found her hands shaking. She fisted them and took a deep breath. She could do this, but she had to move quickly because when the animal woke, he would tear through everything.

She bent to grab the animal when the fur began to recede—replaced by skin. Before her eyes, the black wolf changed into a man.

Startled, Elise stepped backward. Her heel caught the edge of the steps, and she began to fall. She waved her arms to right herself, but the next thing she knew, she was on the ground with rain pounding her face.

She hurriedly rolled onto her side and looked at the wolf/man. Thankfully, he was still unconscious.

A howl, closer than any of the others, caused her to jerk in fear. She jumped up and hooked her arms beneath the man’s arms and unceremoniously pulled him inside the house.

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Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Night Shift (#2 Nightshade) Carey Decevito - Reveal

Night Shift
Carey Decevito
(Nightshade, #2)
Publication date: January 9th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

A serial killer…

A past that haunts no matter how much the distance…

Which one will strike first?

Eighteen deaths over eight years has left Shane Peters itching to find his mark. The death that started it all ensured his obsession with the murderer who had turned his life into a living hell, leaving him to raise a newborn daughter on his own.

Starting over wasn’t the easiest thing, but Emberlyn Roth had managed by shear grit and the skin of her teeth. It’s too bad one can’t outrun their past.

A protector of the wronged, Shane is torn between his duty as a detective for the Jacksonville PD and a quest to find himself some peace. Red tape binds his capabilities and moonlighting as an investigator for Nightshade Securities has him feeling stretched thin. Late nights on the streets and his sense of duty keeps him from being the father he wants to be. 

Throw onto his already rickety house of cards, an attraction to the mysterious Emberlyn, the lead he’s got on the murderer he’s been hunting for nearly a decade, and threats his woman is receiving by an unsavory character from her past, and he’s seriously tempted to take Dalton Kipper’s offer to join his team in a permanent basis.

Rules have a place, but when you’re faced with losing the one that means most to you, lines can become blurred. With the fate of his family’s future hanging in the balance, he’s ready to risk it all.

Author Bio

Born and raised in small town Northern Ontario, Canada, Carey Decevito has always had a penchant for reading and writing.

More than a decade later, with weeks of sleepless nights, where exhaustion settled into her everyday existence, she finally gave in and put pen to paper (more like fingers to keyboard!) She submitted to the dreams that plagued her. And the rest, as they say, is history!

A member of the RWA, Carey Decevito enjoys spending time with family and friends, the outdoors, travelling, and playing tourist in Canada’s National Capital region. When life gets crazy, she seeks respite through her writing and reading. If all else fails, she knows there’s never a dull moment with her two daughters, her goofy husband, and cat who she swears is out to get her.

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Duke of Ice (#7 The Untouchables) Darcy Burke - Release Blitz


The Duke of Ice, an all-new historical standalone from USA Today bestselling author Darcy Burke, is live!

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Title: The Duke of Ice

Author: Darcy Burke

Genre: Historical Romance

Publishing Date: December 26th, 2017


Everyone Nicholas Bateman ever loved has died. Except Violet Caulfield, which must mean he never loved her. Eight years after she threw him over to marry a viscount, Nick is a widowed duke who prefers isolation. When a friend convinces him to leave his lair of self-imposed solitude, he considers taking another wife, provided she agrees to his terms: no emotional attachment of any kind.

Now widowed, Lady Violet Pendleton hopes for a second chance with the man she’s always loved. But she isn’t prepared for the desolation in his soul or the animosity he still bears toward her. 

Despite those obstacles, it’s clear their passion hasn’t dimmed. However, the heat between them isn’t enough to melt the Duke of Ice, and this time Violet may find herself the jilted party. Can love, once so tragically lost, finally be found?


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A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, two Bengal cats and a third cat named after a fruit.

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Michael's Passion (#1 A Series of Angels) Joel Crowfoot

Joe Crowfoot 

Publication Date 
7 September 2016 

Adult Paranormal Romance

The Archangel Michael's passion for life has recently begun to wane. He has isolated himself from the other angels and become complacent on the job. When a slip up in a fight causes him to be cast out of heaven the furthest thing on Michael's mind is helping a demon, until he meets Jahi. Now Michael must face a dilemma he never could have imagined. With Michael already cast out of heaven, what will happen to him if he falls in love with a demon? 

Jahi has finally returned to earth with her demanding boss, only to find herself captured by the Archangel Michael. Now she must decide if she can give up the freedom she has sought for so long or return to a life of prostitution, and Michael’s passion for her makes this a decision Jahi can’t take lightly.

Michael's Passion is another rendition of the battle between good versus evil. Angels against Demons.

Michael, the archangel fights against the demons who corrupt and steal human souls. He is restless, feeling that part of him is missing.

Jahi, a demon of seduction has just returned to earth where her job is to target and corrupt humans. She takes their souls in exchange for sex. She isn't a typical demon. 

When Michael spots her, he goes in persuit and notices that she is different. Instead of eliminating her, he takes her captive. He sees a side of her that's not usually present in demons. He is puzzled and wants to explore further. Their relationship is not what is expected between a demon and and angel. Quite the contrary.

He feels protective towards her, but she wants her freedom back. There is a war brewing and she has only just realised that she has unknowingly been providing the demons with the most dangerous weapon. Even then, she ignores the warnings of danger and does what she thinks she must do. This puts her, Michael and humanity in terrible peril. 

This take on angels and demons is an interesting one. The story is very well narrated and the characters are well developed. There is danger and conflict around every corner. It's full of twists and turns. Gabriel's new trainees make a valuable contribution to the content. Their innocence and humour are delightful. It's a well rounded, action packed and sensual story. A great introduction to the series.

Joel Crofoot was raised in northern New York state on a large family sheep farm, then left home to join the United States Marine Corps at 18 years-old. After spending four years in Japan as a radio operator, Joel re-enlisted into the bomb squad (explosive ordnance disposal) and was stationed out of California. Two tours to Iraq later, Joel decided to leave the Marine Corps to pursue higher education and graduated with a doctorate in psychology in July of 2017.