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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Breathless by Celeste Bradley & Susan Donovan



Author (s)
Celeste Bradley & Susan Donovan

Publication Date 
12 June 2018

Genre
Women's Fiction 


In Breathless, bestselling authors Celeste Bradley and Susan Donovan will sweep you away—across continents and centuries, combining the best of all worlds in one unforgettable romantic saga.


She was “the Swan.” London’s premiere courtesan. Men want to be with her. Women loathe her success and yet admire her beauty, her riches, her independence. But when the jealous wife of her lover moves to have the Swan banished from her home on the high seas, she winds up crashed against Spain’s rocky coast with no shoes, no clothes—and no name. Taken in by a tortured, sensuous man known as The Artist, the Swan comes to know the woman she wants to be—her artist’s siren.
When Art Professor Brenna Anderson is in danger of losing her post at Harvard, the rule-following, prim professor is at a loss of how to salvage the shreds of her life. But when a new painting in the mysterious Siren collection is discovered in a dusty old house in France, Brenna does the unthinkable—hops on a plane to uncover the identity of the beautiful, enigmatic woman who is the subject of the paintings.
There’s just one hitch—the frustrating, irritating, bold and beautiful art hunter Fitch Wilder is also looking for the Siren. He’s been a thorn in Brenna’s professional side for years, but when their individual quests lead them to team up despite being enemies, a whole new sumptuous world of art and culture opens up for the two of them. And with it, they enter a realm of passion and love…


4 Stars
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This fascinating story is a quest about discovering the history of a series of paintings known as the Siren. An art professor and an art hunter are archenemies, seeking the mystery behind the paintings for different reasons. An interesting read! 

Brenna is an art professor at Harvard. She is fascinated by the Siren series of paintings. When her job is at risk, she takes a chance and goes after the history of the mysterious artist and his fascinating subject. 

Fitch is an art hunter who has just uncovered one of the Siren's paintings and is now on a quest to discover the location of the remaining paintings. 

Brenna has come across some information which might lead her to the identities of the artist and his alluring subject. Upon arriving in London, she meets non other than Fitch, her sworn enemy. Underneath her "apparent" loathing, she goes weak at the knees whenever she comes into contact with him, but she doesn't believe in love and relationships. Fitch, himself is quite besotted by her and intends to get into her good graces. 

When it becomes apparent that they have information which could prove useful to both of them, they call a truce and pair up to follow the breadcrumbs to the origin of these paintings. They embark on an exciting journey and as they spend time together, feelings change. Besides, Brenna has been going on assumptions about Fitch and now that she knows the truth, things are different. The problem is that he slips up and might ruin any of his chances. 

Together, they uncover the truth about the Swan, a courtesan whose disappearance has been a mystery. The love story from several hundred years ago is bittersweet and runs parallel to Brenna's and Fitch's story in the present day. It's  beautifully crafted and the characters and events are captured vividly. 


I like the storyline and its uniqueness. It's emotive and captivating. Well worth reading.







Celeste Bradley 


Celeste Bradley is the author of Fallen, which was nominated for a RITA in 2002, and The Pretender, the first book in the Liars series. According to Bradley, the best thing about writing is that she finally gets to use the brain full of trivia she's collected over a lifetime of living in eight states, residing in over twenty homes, and changing her major five times. "It was research for my writing career! That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!" For now, she lives in Tennessee with her journalist husband, her two divas-in-training, and the smartest dog in the world.





Susan Donovan 




SUSAN DONOVAN's novels have won accolades for being witty, sexy, and entertaining. A former newspaper reporter with journalism degrees from Northwestern University, Susan is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author whose novels have been translated into dozens of languages. Susan is a two-time RITA Award finalist, and her novel TAKE A CHANCE ON ME was named Best Contemporary Romance of 2003 by RT Book Reviews magazine. She lives in New Mexico with her family and dogs.







Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Love Me, Love Me Not by S M Koz - Blog Tour







Love Me, Love Me Not
S.M. Koz
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: June 19th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, 
Young Adult

Family, abandonment, and forbidden romance are at the core of SM Koz’s powerful and emotionally charged novel about a teen who falls for her foster brother.

When Hailey Brown is removed from her home and put into foster care, all she wants is a safe, comfortable place where she can finish school and move on with her life. It’s not easy adjusting to a new school and a new life, but Mr. and Mrs. Campbell and their teenage son, Brad, welcome Hailey with open arms.

As Hailey begins to adjust to her new life, she and Brad grow closer. For the first time, Hailey feels like she might have a real shot at a future. Soon, however, Hailey realizes her relationship with Brad has crossed the line from friendship into something more. But being with Brad would mean giving up the perfect life that Hailey has waited so long to have.

Can Hailey and Brad resist the feelings that are developing between them—or will they risk it all to be together?

Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, SM Koz delivers a powerful debut about the ups and downs of being a foster child.






Review
4 Stars
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This is a heartfelt coming of age story of life in foster care. It's very well portrayed with realistic characters. I absolutely love the storyline.

Hailey is seventeen with a difficult upbringing. Neglected by her mother, she relies on Chase, her boyfriend who appears to be always there for her. 

Brad is from an affluent family and the popular guy in his school. He is the quarterback of his football team and has his own dreams, but his father has other expectations.

When Hailey is kicked out of the last of her many foster homes, she is placed with Brad's family. They welcome her with open arms and she finally feels that she has found a home and a family. The friendship developing between her and Brad is comfortable until they realise that there is more to their friendship. The next step is just as natural and comfortable, but there are rules whilst in foster care. Breaking these rules would come with a high cost for Hailey! 

Then comes the incident in Brad's home and instantly Hailey becomes "guilty". The disappointment and pain that she goes through is palpable. She is resigned to her fate, but then the truth behind the incident comes to light and although she is relieved, trusting and forgiving evades her. The betrayal doesn't really come as a surprise, but Brad owning up to his mistakes is admirable. His perseverance pays off and it ends on a beautiful note. I enjoyed reading the whole story. Brad and Hailey truly held my attention. I would recommend to readers of all ages.


Author Bio


SM KOZ is a medical writer from North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, two sons, and numerous pets. She has a BS in Biology from Duke University and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from North Carolina State University. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys reading, photographing nature and her family, gardening, travelling, and attempting, usually unsuccessfully, to decorate birthday cakes. Love Me, Love Me Not is her first traditionally published novel.






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Monday, June 18, 2018

Love and Alliances by Davina Lacey - Excerpt Tour








Love & Alliances
Davina Lacey
Publication date: June 19th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance

“She will be his salvation… And he will build her empire.”

Jenga Rollins

Hollywood… The ultimate dream. One of the hardest goals to accomplish for anyone brave enough to climb the entertainment ladder, especially for a woman. Yet fiercely independent cinematography student, Jenga Rollins, is determined to finish her master’s degree and to make a difference in the movie industry for females of all races. Trying to bury the most tragic memory of her childhood, Jenga fights to build a new life and doesn’t expect to run into the handsome stranger with the soulful, sad eyes.

Ashton Blasetti

A man of many faces, the son of a self-made Hollywood billionaire and running from a past he can’t forget. A man of both success and mystery, Ashton is known for leaving a string of broken hearts in his trail and for producing some of the most intriguing erotic scenes on film. He’s quite content reigning as the bachelor prince of underground tinseltown. That is, until he finds  himself saving Jenga Rollins one day on Malibu beach, a twist of fate that changes everything.

What happens when two people from worlds as different as fire and ice come together?

The scandal continues in Love & Alliances.

**This book is for mature audiences**




Excerpt 



Yes, I’m drowning.

As I said, I’m not a swimmer.

That sucks. It’s pretty stupid considering I attend a university that has a campus situated along the Malibu coastline, but that’s just the way things sometimes roll. 
Life doesn’t always make a lot of sense.

Panic slams into my chest and I lose control of my ability to think coherently. My head surfaces for a moment, and I start yelling out for help while still keeping a death hold on Professor Stark’s camera. Water flows over my head and into my nostrils, stinging the sensitive tissue.

Only Jenga Rollins would drown in front of an audience of thousands while trying to save a camera. Oh yeah, forgot to mention the water is probably only about ten feet deep.

At once a hand surrounds my right arm, pulling my body up against a rock-hard chest as we glide back toward the shores. I go airborne next, and I can feel the ripple in the mystery guy’s muscles. Both I and my camera get to ride inside a set of arms that make the Arnold look steroidal.

Well, not really, but that’s how it feels since my rescuer with the strong arms just saved me from drowning.

I’m so mortified that I don’t dare try and glance into his face. 

What must he be thinking right now? 

Poor, desperate woman attempts suicide while trying to rescue a camera.

Gathering plenty of courage, I look up. Why’d I go and do that?

“Thanks for rescuing my camera. It truly appreciates your chivalry.”

I manage to tear my gaze away from his face long enough to reach out and take my camera out of his hands.

“No problem. I specialize in unique rescue missions.” He holds my gaze, humor swimming in his eyes and a smile growing on those perfectly shaped red lips, a mouth made for kissing.

Wow. What a beautiful man.

Find out what happens next in Love & Alliances!


Author Bio


Davina Lacey writes steamy, fun, and glamorous interracial romances that push the boundaries of the imagination and offers a unique and refreshing spin on classic love stories. When she isn't writing, she enjoys gardening, playing & composing music and spending a large amount of time gobbling up all things historical.

The Love & Alliances series is her Interracial Romance debut. Davina also writes under the bestselling fantasy author pseudonym KaSonndra Leigh.




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The Same Time (#2 Time Series) Brona Mills - Excerpt Tour








The Same Time
Brona Mills
(Time Series, #2)
Publication date: April 23rd 2018
Genres: Adult, Science Fiction, 
Time-Travel

A brave young mother, a time-traveling good Samaritan, and a love that must endure the tests of time…


Stella is fighting against her circumstances. Pregnant and caring for her own mother, twenty-one-year-old Stella is tough, and doing the best she can.Butin her darkest hour, helparrives in the form of a handsome and mysterious man who knows more about her than seems reasonable.

A scientist, David has unlocked the keys to time travel and uses his knowledge to save Stella’s life, over and over.But will David turn out to be her salvation, or the beginning of her greatest heartbreak? While David strives to assist Stella on her path, he does so without realizing he may be risking his chances of returning safely to his own time in the process.

When Stella meets a younger David on her own timeline—long before his time traveling days have begun—they begin a love affair that will change both their lives. The question is, will their love be strong enough to change the devastating future they share, and how much will Stella tell her love about what she knows of their shared future and demise?

“…a great story of love transcending time against all odds” – Amazon Reviewer

This is the second book in the connected Time Series and can be read as a standalone.


Excerpt 

I see David across the street through the boutique window. Even from a distance, and despite the annoying reflection off the glass, I recognise his walk. He commands attention in the way he carries himself, from the sway of his hips and the confidence of what he must carry between them.

 Shit, don’t look at his junk, Stella. 

His head is high, not intimidated walking down one of the richest streets in America. The expensive clothes he wears are more subtle than other guys our age. He’s not wearing designer labels to show off his money. He focuses on the store and he doesn’t react when two girls pause behind him and giggle, staring at his ass as he crosses the street to the store. He’s coming to see me. Please, be coming to see me. 

I wait at the door, ready to greet him, like I would any customer. Hell, if the store were empty, I’d probably dart outside, shake him, and scream at him for not remembering me, for not being my David. I pull the door open gently as he pushes from the other side.

He grins when he sees me. He’s probably flashed that pantie-dropping expression at a million girls, but this smile doesn’t have any bullshit about it—I can spot the bull shitters—he looks happy to see me, or to be here—I’m not sure which. 

‘Hi.’ He slides his sunglasses on top of his head.


Author Bio


Brona Mills has defied the odds of overcoming dyslexia and failing High School English to become an author. Her first book, A Time for Everything, has been met with great reviews from both the romance readers and the sci-fi time travel lovers, that Brona kept the series going. Book two in the connected series, The Same Time is out 23rd April, and Brona's not stopping there. She is currently working on two other projects, a novella in the connected Time Series, and a new stand alone time travel novel with a dystopian element.



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Love or Fame by Zoe Conner - Release Blitz




Title: Love or Fame

Author: Zoe Conner

Genre: Sweet Romance

Cover Designer: Designed by Kris Norris

Publication Date: June 18th, 2018


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Blurb


They met in Paris…

A chance reunion—then he was gone.

Sweet Sabrina loves her quiet island life creating art.

She fell hard for a Hollywood actor.

Was their whirlwind relationship real or a fantasy?

Jason comes back with his entourage…including an ex.

Sabrina is the woman of his dreams but he’s not sure she can handle his celebrity.









Obsessed with Jane Austen and Downton Abbey, Zoe writes modern day stories of intense love with strong yet complicated characters. She loves being near the water and island living is a dream. Her writing is supervised by demanding feline critics. A small-town recluse, Zoe travels rarely for family visits but explores the world through her stories.




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Friday, June 15, 2018

High Risk (#1 Risky Business Duet) Siena Noble - Release Blitz






High Risk
Siena Noble
(Risky Business Duet, #1)
Publication date: June 15th 2018
Genres:  Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Caleb Martin. Lost prince of business royalty. The young airline mogul with a reputation for dominance in both the boardroom and the bedroom. But before he was worth billions, he was my first love, and my brother’s best friend. We were supposed to grow old together… until a tragedy ripped us apart.

After six years I thought I’d finally moved on, but fate throws us together again. I try to tell myself he’s just another client, futilely resisting the temptation to mix business with pleasure. But there’s more than just our shared pain keeping us apart. Giving in to temptation could destroy everything we’ve both built in the last six years… but is Caleb worth the risk?






Author Bio

A proud Pittsburgh, PA area native, Siena Noble has explored and inhabited all kinds of fictional worlds through her writing since age ten. Although she’s always been a sucker for a good love story and possesses an incredibly dirty mind, she never imagined that her publishing debut would be erotic romance. What started as a silly short story idea quickly became something much bigger, a demanding Master of a manuscript whose every whim Siena submitted to.

When she’s not busy reading, writing, binge-watching Game of Thrones, or doing a million other important things, Siena enjoys traveling, archery, and getting lost in the woods (also known as “hiking”). She and her better half/writing buddy/sometimes Sir/sex muse live together in Pittsburgh. Their dream is to relocate to the middle of nowhere and build a castle capable of withstanding the impending zombie apocalypse.







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Woman in the Photograph by LL Hunter - Cover Reveal






Title: Woman in the Photograph

Author: L.L. Hunter 

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance/RomCom

Cover Designer: KILA Designs

Publication Date: July 31st, 2018

      
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Blurb


You know the saying. A picture is worth a thousand words?

Well, it’s true.

And I’m going to tell you why. Or rather, show you.

My name is Chloe Vanderbilt and a few weeks ago, my life changed forever.

And it’s all due to one single photograph.


Freelance writer Chloe Vanderbilt never imagined her life would become a story.

As a Hollywood gossip columnist for one of Australia’s biggest entertainment websites, she’d always written about the lives of those far more glamourous than herself.

One steamy summer night, and a few wines too many, an encounter with a mysterious stranger at a party shakes up her world.

No cameras or phones were allowed at the party, so Chloe thought she’d take the secret to her grave.

When a picture emerges a few weeks later of her and Hollywood ‘it’ boy Jack Dean, it gets tongues wagging and before long, Chloe finds herself the heroine of her own story.

Everyone wants to know about the Sydney writer who stole the heart of Hollywood’s latest heartthrob.

Soon, all of Chloe’s wildest dreams come true.

But is it happening too fast?


Chloe has a decision to make: lose her dignity, or the greatest love of her life?



When the world falls at her feet, will Chloe run with it, or away from it?



This is a story about how one photograph can make or break you.




                                     











L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author.  She has been writing since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog - http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.




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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Splash (#3 Mermaid Royalty) M E Rhines - Book Blitz







Splash
M.E. Rhines
(Mermaid Royalty #3)
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: June 12th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Fawna is happy with the new life she has made for herself on land. She has her child and her youngest sister Pauline by her side—plus an amazing new human boyfriend named Randy. So when an old friend from Atargatis shows up, she immediately feels the weight of everything she stands to lose. But the news can’t be ignored – there’s been an attack on their kingdom; her aunt Myrtle is dead and her mother is missing. Angelique, their middle sister, is now ruling a kingdom to the north, leaving Fawna as the only royal left to help save Atargatis. Torn between responsibilities in two different worlds, the decision is made for her when the powerful sea witch who attacked the kingdom also takes Fawna’s son. Now she has no choice—to save her life on dry land, she’ll have to dive back into the ocean…

The final installment in the beloved Mermaid Royalty series, Splash is a heart-pounding fantasy romance that will have you feeling like you need to come up for air!







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EXCERPT

”And if you’d acted before you did, defied your mother and refused her order to kill him, do you believe you could’ve won?”

“Honestly? I don’t know. It doesn’t matter. For all we know we could’ve stopped it long before Gene. Aunt Margaret just kept telling us to be patient, that the catalyst would show itself. We rallied against my mother more because Pauline was in danger, not so much because of Eddie. To me, that was the ultimate incentive to proceed. Seeing her in danger was the reason we stood so strong together.”

“Maybe your aunt knew a human wasn’t a strong enough reason to fight such an epic war. I mean, you might’ve rallied behind Gene, but could you say the others in your resistance would? With everything Gilcrest has told you, you’ve got magic in you, Fawna. You stood a chance against your mother. Your aunt probably knew that.”

“You may be right, but it doesn’t matter. I’ve committed some terrible atrocities.”

“Because you were scared! You didn’t have a choice. I wasn’t even here and I can see that.” He clanged his knuckles against the cast iron frame of the cauldron. “You said you wanted to give this old heirloom a second chance, an opportunity to be used for good. Why can’t you give yourself that chance? Cut yourself a break.”

A smile cracked on my lips, and I shook my head in exasperation. “Why is it you always insist on seeing the good in me, even now when there’s none to be found?”

“There’s plenty of good in you, Fawna. If there wasn’t, you wouldn’t be so ready to risk your soul to rescue the ones you love the most.”

“There’s no talking any sense into you, is there?” I wrapped my arms around his torso, using his weight to anchor myself in place.

“Not a chance,” he grinned, planting a sweet kiss on my cheek. “I’m not going anywhere. It’s like I said before, Queen, my heart is yours and only yours. The sea is in my blood, always has been. Now I know why. I was meant for this life, down here with you and Sebastian. Don’t take it away from me because of a past you can’t outrun.”


*****
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ME Rhines a southwest Florida native currently living in North Port with her two beautiful children and a third, much larger child whom she affectionately calls husband.

She writes young adult paranormal romance to feed her belief that fairy tales are real and nonsense is necessary.

You can visit her on most major social media sites:
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She also writes adult romances under her edgier alter-ego, Mary Bernsen.






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