Thursday, August 30, 2018

If We Fall (#1 What If Duet) Nina Lane - Blog Tour






Synopsis 


We fell in love. Then our world fell apart.

I wished so hard for Cole Danforth. And one day, he came true. He was my first boyfriend, my first lover, my first and only love. He should also have been my last.

But in a split-second, we were ripped apart, our lives broken, my heart shattered. After ten years, I've returned to my hometown, the place of my greatest joy and darkest pain.

Cole is still here, but the beautiful boy I'd loved is gone. Now he's a ruthless, unforgiving man determined to feed both my resentment and my lust.

Then our torturous past encroaches again, trapping us in a violent storm.

But this time, there is no escape.


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Review
5 Stars
🌟⭐🌟⭐🌟


The prequel to this duet left us guessing as to what happened for everything to change so drastically. This one brings out the heartbreaking event following a happy one. It's intense, raw and souldestroying.

Josie left her hometown with a broken heart and she returns ten years later to try and get some closure by means of her art.

Cole is no longer the "boy" she used to know. He has deviated from his ambitions to become a merciless tycoon.

Although Josie expects to come face to face with Cole on her return, she doesn't expect it to happen so soon. She is shocked by the changes in him. His physical beauty as well as his detached demeanour. She is a still heartbroken, but seeing him reminds her of some of the happy moments, but he doesn't give anything away. Does he even care anymore?

He notices the changes in her, like he used to, ten years ago. His urge to protect her gets the better of him whilst he tries to push her away at the same time. The pull that they once had still burns brightly, but he tries to bury it! He attempts to sabotage her project. The very reason of her return until he discovers what she has been through for the past ten years. Will he relent and rekindle what they once shared or will he stick to the belief of his unworthiness?

I gobbled up this part of the story despite all the angst and misery. Although Cole appears to have changed drastically for the worse, the old Cole is still there. Josie sees through him and when he divulges the reasons for his actions, my heart went out to both of them. The cruelty and hatred of the community towards Cole are vindictive, but he takes it all in his strides. I love Cole and Josie, but not so sure about Nathan. This ends with a cliffhanger that left me wanting to find out how it all ends. Keeping my fingers crossed!

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






“Sir?” The security guard phones in from downstairs. “There’s a woman here insisting she needs to speak with you.”

“Name?”

“Josephine Mays.”

“Let her in.”

I turn off the intercom and unlock my office door. A few minutes pass before the door flies open. Josie barges in, her hands fisted and an angry light in her eyes.

“You are an asshole,” she snaps.

“I’ve been told.”

“How dare you pull that kind of stunt?”

“It’s the truth.”

“And we both know damned well you brought it up only because I’m involved.” She tosses her backpack and art portfolio onto a chair. She’s trembling with anger. “I don’t care what you think about me, but bringing the people of this town into our personal shit is low, even for you.”

My shoulders tense. “Even for me? What do you know about me?”

“Nothing anymore.” She slams her hands to her hips, her features twisting. “But I used to know everything about you. Do you remember that? Then you walked out on me right when I needed you the most, proving you were never the man I thought you were. Now I find out that you run this company like a dictator, you’re crushing independent businesses and putting people out of work, and you’re publicly trying to stop me from creating a mural that’s intended for both this town and my parents. What the hell happened to you?”

You happened to me.”

The words fly out of my mouth before I can stop them. The pencil I’m holding breaks in two with the force of my grip.

Josie steps back, her eyes widening. Her dark hair is windblown, her cheeks flushed, her chest heaving under her old army jacket. I’d once had the right to comb her hair back from her forehead, slide my palm over her neck before edging my fingers into her V-necked T-shirt...

Anger crushes my chest. I shove away from my desk and stride toward her. Fear flashes in her green eyes, which pisses me off even more. When the fuck was she ever afraid of me?

I grab the lapels of her jacket, yanking her closer. Our lower bodies collide. She gasps, a little catching noise in the back of her throat that used to get me hot in a second.

It still does. My blood starts to boil. She tilts her head back, her eyes flashing. I lower my head to look at her, fighting to ignore her scent—goddamned summer leaves and cherry candy.

“I once would have done anything for you.” The words grate roughly from my throat. “And then I failed you in the worst possible way. I failed you, I failed Teddy, and I failed your parents.”

She stares at me, her eyes widening. “Cole, I—”

“When you left, I hoped with everything I was that you’d have a chance at a normal life.” I pull her closer, anger warring with the undeniable flare of lust. “That you could be happy again if you weren’t constantly surrounded by reminders of everything you lost. Everything I took from you.”

“Goddamn you, Cole Danforth.” Fire flames over her expression. She plants her hands on my chest and shoves herself away. “The only thing you took from me was you.

If We Fly
Part 2 - What If Duet



We fell in love. Then our world fell apart.


I wished so hard for Cole Danforth. And one day, he came true. He was my first crush, my first lover, my first and only love. He should also have been my last.

But in a split-second, we were ripped apart, our lives broken, my heart shattered. After ten years, I've returned to my hometown, the place of my greatest joy and darkest pain.

Cole is still here, but the beautiful boy I'd loved is gone. Now he's a ruthless, unforgiving man determined to feed both my resentment and my lust.

Then our torturous past encroaches again, trapping us in a violent storm.



But this time, there is no escape.





About the Author 




New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances about professors, bad boys, candy makers, and protective alpha males who find themselves consumed with love for one woman alone. Originally from California, Nina holds a PhD in Art History and an MA in Library and Information Studies, which means she loves both research and organization. She also enjoys traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Although Nina would go back to college for another degree because she's that much of a bookworm and a perpetual student, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer.







If We Leap (#. 5 If We Fall Duet) Nina Lane


Author 
Nina Lane 

Publication Date 
18 August 2018 

Genre
Contemporary Romance 


Will he take the leap with me?

Cole Danforth was a troubled kid with a bad reputation. When I was nine years old, he rescued me from bullies trying to steal my Halloween candy. Thus began my decade-long crush on him.

Now, the summer after my freshman year in college, I discover the boy has turned into a gorgeous man who makes me melt. Every part of me wants him — my heart, my mind, my body. But Cole, struggling with the burden of his past, refuses to accept how good we are together.

I believe in us hard enough to take the chance. But will Cole take the leap of faith with me?

This novella prequel takes place ten years before If We Fall, Book One in Nina Lane’s What If duet.








4 Stars 
🌟⭐🌟⭐

This prequel is an excellent start to the What If Duet. It's a heartfelt story written in alternate POVs between the present and ten years ago.

Ten years ago, Cole was a loner as a young boy with family problems which gave him a bad reputation and invited gossips. Josie liked the wildlife and art. She came across Cole in the woods and befriended him despite his reluctance.

It's the sumner holidays and Josie is now nineteen. During a day out with her friends, she spots Cole working at one of the stalls and she is taken aback by the way she feels. She finds herself in a difficult situation and Cole comes to her rescue. They rekindle their old friendship and the crush they had on each other as young children comes crashing back. Cole's experience with his parents haunts him and he is a weary of relationships. Can Josie convince him that he is worthy of love?

This is a short and easy to read introduction to the series. It's emotive and the way it ends has made me curious to find out what happens next. 

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




New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances about professors, bad boys, candy makers, and protective alpha males who find themselves consumed with love for one woman alone. Originally from California, Nina holds a PhD in Art History and an MA in Library and Information Studies, which means she loves both research and organization. She also enjoys traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Although Nina would go back to college for another degree because she's that much of a bookworm and a perpetual student, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer.




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Monday, August 27, 2018

Riding the Edge A Satan's Knights Novel) Janine Infante Bosco - Blog Tour



RIDING THE EDGE


by Janine Infante Bosco

A Satan's Knights Novel

Publication Date
 August 21, 2018

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Genres
 Adult, Contemporary, Erotic, MC, Romantic Suspense, Standalone

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SYNOPSIS


Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, something extraordinary comes along that knocks you on your ass. 


Wolf

I'm a simple man with simple values. You either love me or you hate me, but the ones who need me, always got me. I'm the self-proclaimed Wolf of the Satan's Knights MC, the beast who will fight his way out of any dark alley to defend your honor. The brother you call upon when you've lost your faith in humanity.

However, secrets and lies are the cancer of a man's soul. Exposed, they will eat away all that is good and leave nothing but destruction in their wake. They'll prove the best intentions sometimes fail and leave you questioning your life's choices.

Now, searching for a purpose, I find myself facing the ride of my existence with a woman just as jaded as me. As she fights the biggest battle of her life, I want to be the man who stands by her side. The man who aint afraid to ride the edge of misery because he knows there is something beautiful on the other side. 


Maria

I(ve prevailed against the mob, a deadbeat ex-husband and the woes of being a single mother. While someone else may have wished for a different life, I believe I'm stronger for everything I've endured. I'm someone who speaks her mind and fights for what is right. A woman who will smack you upside the head with a frying pan and ask questions later.

Terrified of love, I'm an otherwise fearless woman.
Until a doctor solemnly diagnoses me and my strength falters.

Now as fear engulfs me, an unexpected man dressed in leather, holds out his hand.

As a woman who never needed anyone, I suddenly need him.

His assurance.
His strength.
His love.


***NOTE: Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, offensive language, and mature topics. Not recommended for people under the age of 18***


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Review

5 Stars
🌟⭐🌟⭐🌟

Keeping secrets to protect others can sometimes lead to disaster if those secrets are not revealed at the right time. This book has it all. Unconditional Love, despair, hope, together with other palpable emotions. It's a gripping story which had me turning the pages as fast as I could.

Wolf has been keeping a secret from the Satan Knights. Just when he is ready to enlighten his brothers, everything goes pear shape. 

Maria met Wolf when she was in need of support. She never forgot what he did for her, but she didn't thank him either.

Wolf is frantic whilst waiting for his son who is having an operation at the hospital theatre. In this instance, his brothers are not present to support him as they are having trouble of their own. Maria just happens to be there for some tests and takes the opportunity to thank Wolf by giving some support. 

They develop an attraction towards each other, but whilst waiting for her results, Maria is having second thoughts. As much as she likes Wolf's company, she is trying to avoid any disappointment, should the worse occur. He is not one to run away from commitments and this situation is no different. Maria is going through a tough time, but Wolf refuses to walk away. The club brothers are having troubles of their own as everything that they have worked for appears to be going down the drain. Wolf is not deterred in any way whatsoever and is intent on standing by Maria and his brothers. Can he convince Maria that they are meant to be and help Jack and the club at the same time? 

This is a poignant story where the emotions are raw and the overall situation with the club is in a dire situation. Wolf shows his honour, love and loyalty to Maria and his club brothers. It's a tear jerker which had me glued to the story from beginning to end. It ends on a wonderful note for Maria and Wolf and I look forward to read more of Jack's and Reina's story. Smashing! 

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

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Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen, she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild.


Janine writes emotionally charged novels with an emphasis on family bonds, strong willed female characters, and alpha male men who will do anything for the women they love. She loves to interact with fans and fellow avid romance readers like herself.


She is proud of her success as an author and the friendships she's made in the book community but her greatest accomplishment to date would be her two sons Joseph and Paul.



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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Dirty Rich Obsession (#3 Dirty Rich) Lisa Renee Jones - Release Blitz









A MAN OF CONTROL. A WOMAN WHO'S ABOUT TO TAKE IT.

Reid Maxwell is one of the top corporate attorneys and one of the most eligible bachelors in New York City. He likes his wins big, his women beautiful and in bed, not out, and most importantly the deep burn of his past buried. Until one woman, a most unexpected woman, challenges him in ways that might just destroy the invincible Mr. Maxwell.

Carrie West is captive to Reid Maxwell and a debt between their families she doesn't know exists. It should be so simple for Reid Maxwell. Claim the company that is now his. The problem: he's now obsessed with Carrie, the daughter of the man he's destined to destroy.

Now who's captive to who?


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"Why am I here, Reid?”

I drag her onto my lap. “Because I want you here. Because I can’t seem to stop breaking my own fucking rules with you.”

Her hands plant on my shoulders. “And you’re mad at me again? You’re blaming me.”

“Yes. Stop making me break my rules.” I cup her head and kiss her, my tongue pressing past her lips, stroking us both into a needier place, where rules don’t matter.

She moans and sinks into the kiss, and damn it, I love those moans, I’m addicted to those moans. I’m addicted to this woman, and all my good intentions to sate that addiction, fail. I pull my T-shirt over her head and toss it, my gaze raking over her. My hand slides between her shoulder blades, and I mold her close. “This is definitely your fault.”

“Is this where you decide to kick me out again?”

“No,” I say. “This is where we fuck.” I drag her mouth to mine, and kiss her, telling myself that fucking is all this can be, reminding myself of the debt and the secret I legally cannot share. The secret that she’d never stay silent over if she knew.

I tell myself to get lost in the taste of her, defiant and yet submissive at the same time, in that way that defines this woman. I tell myself to just enjoy the moment, and I do. I waste no time getting naked and pulling her down the throbbing length of my cock. I waste no time driving into her. I waste no time getting lost in her touch, her kisses, her moans. And later, much later, when I’ve laid us down and pulled her next to me on the couch, I hold her, listening to her breathing slow and even out. I’m acutely aware that she is a woman caught in the middle of a debt that has to be paid, destined to hate me. It’s why this has to stay just sex. It’s why no matter how deep I go with her, I cannot get too close.





Review
5 Stars
⭐🌟⭐🌟⭐

Dirty Rich Obsession captures the effects of a long standing feud between two families where the offsprings are stuck in the middle. The intense hatred, the lies and deceit covering up the real issues make for a compulsive and compelling read.

Reid is a renowned and successful corporate attorney. He runs the Maxwell family business alongside his brother Gabe and their ruthless father. His background has set him against serious relationships.

Carrie is the daughter of a rival company which now belongs to the Maxwells. She is oblivious to the real reasons behind the hostile take over of her father's company, but she knows who to gun for. Reid Maxwell!

Reid's first encounter with Carrie is rather unusual. After winning him in an auction, she misleads him with revenge in mind and leaves him in the most embarrassing and uncompromising position to say the least. She is fully aware of the repercussions and what happens next comes as a surprise. She is offered the chance to win back the company with conditions attached.

Reid and Carrie are both strong headed and neither likes to lose. The persona that he projects leads to hatred. The thing is neither of them can forget what happened after their first encounter. Their attraction is palpable, but Carrie hates her reaction to him as much as he does her. As they work together, she realises that there is more to him that meets the eyes. Their sexual escapades are intense, but there is no trust from Carrie. Reid does his best to convince her that he isn't the enemy and until he tells her the truth, the chances are slim. His hands are tied and he dreads how she would react when she learns the truth. Can he find a way to enlighten her without jeopardising their future? 

I thoroughly enjoyed this plot where the children are victims of their parents' misgivings. Parents who bear grudges and play dirty. They like to win at all costs. I like both of Reid's persona. The bad boy intrigues and the good side is endearing. Once Carrie commits, she is loyal even when doubts are thrown her way. It's an emotional and sensual read, filled with suspense, intrigues, deceipts and love. It ends on a beautiful note, but there is more to come and I am really curious about what follows. 

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







DIRTY. RICH. AND UNDENIABLY SEXY. Each book in the Dirty Rich series features a couple that's ready to fight dirty for their love.

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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 also the author of the bestselling WHITE LIES and LILAH LOVE series.

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.
















The Duke of Seduction (#10 The Untouchables) Darcy Burke - Blog Tour

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The Duke of Seduction, an all-new historical romance from USA Today bestselling author Darcy Burke is LIVE!


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Lady Lavinia Gillingham prefers rocks and dirt to marriage. Her passion is science, and she’s determined to marry if—and only if—she finds a man who supports her interests and intellect. So far, she’s managed to avoid attention on the Marriage Mart, but when the Duke of Seduction pens anonymous letters singing her praises, she suddenly become the toast of the ton and matrimony seems imminent.




William Beckett, Marquess of Northam possesses the reputation of a rake, but is secretly a romantic. Spurned at sixteen, he doesn’t expect to feel the sting of Cupid’s bow a second time, and yet he’s able to woo the coldest of hearts with the anonymous words he publishes. As the Duke of Seduction, he uses his skill to help Lavinia, never anticipating she has no desire for assistance. While Lavinia is pursued by several suitors, Beck is the one who is seduced when he learns that love can strike twice…

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Review
4 Stars
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The Duke of Seduction is an entertaining read with a dark edge in places.

Beck is a sworn bachelor after being rejected in his teens. He writes poetry and plays guitar. He is considered to be a rake, but deep down he is a romantic.

Lavinia doesn't believe in flaunting herself on the marriage mart, just to satisfy society. She prefers science which is frowned upon because she is a woman.

Whilst engrossed in a book about relics in a library, Lavinia comes across Beck unexpectedly! It would appear that he lives up to his reputation, but she as intrigued by him as he is by her. The next day, a poem dedicated to her is published and instantly she becomes popular with the opposite sex to the her parents' delight. She might get a betrothal after all, but she doesn't intend to settle for just anyone. Despite, knowing Beck's other side, she sets her eyes on him and she goes after what she wants. Will he eventually cave in or will he let her get away? 

This is a multi faceted story. There is love, passion and heartache. It's light and fun in places, but dark in others. The romance blossoms slowly and leads to a rewarding conclusion. It's a great addition to this series. 

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


Excerpt



The room wasn’t overly large, and it was—seemingly—empty. It also wasn’t terribly well lit, with a low fire burning in the grate and a pair of sconces flickering on the wall on either side of the fireplace.

She was either beneath the desk or behind the curtain. He couldn’t see the underside of the desk from the door. It wasn’t a pedestal as Lord Evenrude’s had been.

Circling around, he saw no one hiding there. That left the draperies on the window. He moved to the far wall and instantly noted the slight lump behind the blue damask. Moving forward, he reached for the fabric but hesitated before he pushed it aside. What if it wasn’t her?

The fabric moved, and she bared her face. “You found me.” Her dark gaze registered surprise. “Oh, it’s you!”

“It’s me.”

“Are you still looking for a place to hide?”

“I am.”

She reached for his lapel and held the drapery wide, pulling him into the darkness beside her. “He’ll be done counting shortly. If he isn’t already.”

“I should probably hide somewhere else,” he said, though he was loath to move. Ensconced in the dark with Lavinia, he was acutely aware of her heat and the intoxicating scent of lilies and honeysuckle.

“Yes, I suppose you should.” She turned toward him, and they were so close, her breasts brushed against his chest. “Sorry,” she murmured.

God, he wasn’t. He was only sorry he had to leave.

“Before you go, I wanted to thank you again for the fossils.” She whispered, her breath tickling his neck as she spoke. “I can’t stop looking at them. They’re absolutely extraordinary. I hope I have reason to visit Devon one day so I can hunt for my own.”

“I hope you do too. Consider yourself welcome at Waverly Court any time.”

“That’s very kind of you.”

He heard the smile in her voice and resisted the urge to run his fingers over her mouth so he could feel the curve of her lips. He really should go—

But first, he wanted to ask her something. “Do you know the Duchess of Kendal?”

“Yes, but not well. Fanny’s sister is a good friend of hers. Why?”

Why indeed. Beck wanted to enlist Lavinia’s help to see if the Duchess might be able to help him learn who SW and DC might be. However, if the Duchess had been part of a scandal, she might prefer to leave those memories in the past. Furthermore, he wasn’t sure he should include Lavinia in any of this.

And yet, he found he simply couldn’t resist. “Do you know what happened with the Duchess when she was out in Society—maybe sixteen years ago? The Duke mentioned something, and I was curious. Because my sister was out at the same time.” He added the last because he felt he had to share a reason for his inquiry. Still, he hated bringing Helen up since he didn’t want to answer too many questions about her, particularly regarding her fate.

“She was compromised. A gentleman—I can’t remember who—wooed her. They were caught kissing, and he refused to marry her. She was ruined. It was horrible because it wasn’t even her fault. It’s so unfair. Men can kiss whomever they want, and women are blamed for any indiscretion.”

“The key is to not get caught. It sounds as though this gentleman was rather inept.”

“Are you saying it was his fault?” She sounded surprised. “Most would argue they were at least both to blame.”

“Certainly she retains some culpability, but a decent gentleman would ensure they could kiss and not get caught.”

“And how would they do that?” Something in her tone changed. Her voice lowered, and it felt as though she’d moved just a hair closer.

If he leaned just a tiny bit forward, he was sure he’d feel her breasts again. God, how he wanted to. “They might hide themselves behind a drapery in the library.”

“During hide-and-seek?”

Beck’s cock lengthened and grew stiff as the air around them heated. “Probably not. In that case, someone is actually looking to find them.”

“And yet here we are.” Her voice had changed again, going nearly breathless.

“Yes, here we are.”

“Are you going to, then?” she asked, her breasts grazing his chest as she edged herself against him. “Kiss me.”

“By God, I think I am.”

“Oh, good.”


About Darcy

Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, emotional historical and contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations. Join her reader club at http://www.darcyburke.com/readerclub. 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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