Monday, August 31

*** Release Day Blitz, Review & Giveaway *** August ( Colander Girl) by Audrey Carlan

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Title: August

Series: Calendar Girl #8

Author: Audrey Carlan
Publisher: Waterhouse Press 
Release Date: August 31, 2015



Blurb

Pretending. I’ve always been good at pretending.


Being someone else is easy, and that ability has served me well these last seven months. 


This time, I’ve been hired to be the long lost sister of oil tycoon, and down to earth cowboy, Maxwell Cunningham. Recently, Maxwell’s father passed away and in his last Will and Testament he dropped a bomb no one saw coming. 



One of the richest men in the world, left forty-nine percent of his company to a sister my client never knew he had. A woman named Mia Saunders. 



Maxwell has a year to find this sister or he loses almost half of his empire to a greedy board of investors. Somehow, he found me and here I am. 



Sharing in family dinners, pretending to be someone I’m not and fooling bigwigs left and right. Only I’m finding myself falling in love with a family I can never have. One that will hurt to leave. 



Stetsons, soul-searching, and sisterly duty all come into a sharp tangle with twists and turns I never saw coming. ***


In the eighth book of the Calendar Girl serial, Mia is sent to Dallas, Texas. Still on her mission to save her father, she is hired to be the long lost sister of Maxwell Cunningham, one of the newly richest men in America. 


Each installment in the Calendar Girl Serial will release every month throughout 2015. The stories will feature Mia’s journey as an escort to twelve clients in twelve different locations.

Warning: This book is designed for audiences 18+ due to language and graphic sexual content.


My Review


I look forward to these books each months I'm not gonna lie. They are like a little addiction that I crave. I've been hooked since January and I cannot wait so see what's going to happen with Mia and her adventures as an escort each month.

August was a bit of a more serious instalment, that being said, I really enjoyed it. It wasn't my fave, but it was still a strong read none the less. 

I feel like this instalment served to set up a few things for the future months. Sooo many possibilities I am dying to see what happens next!

In August we meet Max, the super cute and sweet man who's looking for some help to keep his families company. Eneter Mia to play the perfect sister...what happens is a crazy little twist for our Mia–its life altering!

Despite not having a ton of  Wes to help steam up the pages like i would have liked we get a lot of family love and that too was perfect. 




★★☆ 4 Stars ☆★★



Reviewed by Gillian Grybas

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Audrey Carlan is an Amazon Best Selling Author who writes erotic contemporary romances, such as the wildly popular "Falling Series." She lives in the sunny California Valley two hours away from the city, the beach, the mountains and the precious…the vineyards. She has been married to the love of her life for over 10 years and has two young children that live up to their title of “Monster Madness” on daily basis. When she’s not writing, sipping wine with her “soul sisters”, or doing yoga, she can be found with her nose stuck in book or her Kindle. A hot, smutty, romantic book to be exact!



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***COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY*** Sentenced by L.> Collins

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Title: Sentenced 
Author: L.L. Collins
Release Date: October/November 2015 (TBD)
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Blurb

THE BAD BOY: I’m Johnny. An ex-con with a bad attitude and a controlling demeanor that somehow made the women flock to my bed but never my heart. It was unavailable for possession. 

THE TEMPTATION: She was just supposed to be a two day hookup. But one taste of her and I knew I was in danger of never getting enough. She has her own demons to contend with, and dealing with my own was hard enough. I won’t allow temptation to take control of me.

THE SENTENCE: I'd given myself a life sentence a long time ago, and she made me want things I wouldn't allow myself to have. Giving into it just might destroy us both.







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L.L. Collins loves spending her days in the Florida sun with her husband and two boys, reading, and writing. LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in her head, she finally decided to let the characters out made her lifelong dream of becoming an author come true in the self-publishing world. She's the author of the Living Again Series and the Twisted Series, plus a new standalone, Back to the Drawing Board. Visit LL on her website, www.llcollinsauthor.com and on all social media. Look for more of her emotionally charged novels soon!

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***Release Day Blitz, Review & Giveaway ***Breaking Ryan ***Alyssa Rae Taylor

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Title: Breaking Ryann
Series: Bad Boy Reformed #3
Author: Alyssa Rae Taylor
 Release Date: August 31, 2015



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He promised to leave me alone, but that was a lie. I should have known he’d have this pull on me—seeping through my skin and into my bones, burning me from the outside in. It’s just like when we were kids, and I can no longer avoid him. I’ve accepted it, but what will it take to convince him that I am no longer his? Is that really what I want?

I told her I’d leave her alone. But who was I kidding? I’ve never been one to back away from a challenge. He stole my girl—my future—from me. I’m coming back with a vengeance. I’m taking back what he took from me. After all the secrets and lies, can we come back from this? Even if it breaks me, I’ll stop at nothing to protect what’s always been mine.




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Breaking Ryann is the highly anticipated conclusion to the Bad Boy Reformed trilogy by Alyssa Rae Taylor. Deception, heartbreak, and misunderstandings have separated these two childhood friends turned more. But true happiness is only possible if they can overcome their preconceived notions and accept each other for who they are and where their pasts have led them. 

After Luke’s homecoming didn’t go as expected, he tries to give Reese the time and space she needs. He know that he broke her trust and and heart, but is determined to fix both if she’ll only let him. Reese is just as determined to move on. She was devastated by Luke’s perceived deception and ability to move on and has decided that she is going to take the safer option and stay with her new boyfriend, Sean. But matters of the heart aren’t easy to overcome and Luke’s obvious desire for her and her own heart's desire makes it difficult to truly move on.

With their best friends by their sides, Luke and Reese finally start to trudge through their pasts in attempts to move on. When it becomes obvious that maybe not all is as it seems, Reese and Luke have to decide if they want to protect their fractured hearts or heal them. But when more secrets are revealed, can they truly accept the past and move on or is it going to finally break them?

Having read both Raising Ryann and Resisting Ryann as soon as they were published, I have been itching to get my hands on this conclusion. The angst and heartbreak kept my heart pounding and this book was no different. It was so obvious to me that they were meant to be together but just like in real life, things get in the way and sometimes it’s hard to find your way. Watching Luke never give up on Reese was breathtaking. He was committed to her and just wanted to her see it. For as much as I wanted Reese to give in to Luke, I understood her feelings and would have probably done the same thing. Reese had a hard life and was only trying to protect herself. But when push came to shove, she was strong and her willingness to follow her heart warmed mine.

Alyssa Rae Taylor can write a love story that spans time and space but keeps its characters in the forefront. Love and devotion seep from the pages making the stories feel real. I loved Luke and Reese’s story and cannot wait for Story and Jax’s own tale. It’s sure to be just as epic as their parents’. 


Reviewed by Paige


★★☆ 4 “Breaking Free” Stars ☆★★



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USA Today Bestselling author Alyssa Rae Taylor lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, their three daughters, two English bulldogs and a miniature pig. Her hobbies include reading, writing, watching Sam & Dean Winchester, fight off scary creatures on the WB, Sons of Anarchy and reality television. She enjoys stories that tug at her emotions and include lots of sexual tension. Her dream is to travel the world with her husband and children beside her. The first time she started writing, she couldn’t stop, which leads to the publishing of the Bad Boy Reformed Series.




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*** Release Day Blitz, Review & Giveaway *** Letting Go by Holly Renee

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Title: Letting Go 

Series: The Garage Series #1 
Author: Holly Renee 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 31, 2015 



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When Kat was forced to leave the only home she had ever known due to her brother's secrets, she wasn't prepared for what was waiting for her in Tennessee or the choices it would force her to make.

Kat instantly knew she didn't like Blake Reagan. He was cocky, stubborn, and infuriating. What Kat didn't understand was why she couldn't stop thinking about him or the way he made her feel.

The last thing Blake expected was for Kat Archer to storm into his world and turn it upside down. He thought he had her pegged from the beginning, but she destroyed everything he thought he knew. Blake was willing to fight to push his way into Kat's heart, but she put up a wall at every turn as she clung to her past.

If she stayed, she'd risk the only family she had left. If she left, she'd lose Blake and every piece of her heart that he'd managed to steal.


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Letting go is the debut novel by Holly Renee and I have to say it was pretty fucking great.
Immediately you could feel the connection between Blake and Kat and began rooting for them, despite Blake's player ways. I just knew these two were meant to be together!

I love books like this where there's the whole cat and mouse game. I really enjoyed watching Blake and Kat come together.
I loved the witty banter, sexual chemistry and the hot hot sex between Blake and Kat.
I really am a fan of friends to lovers stories so this was perfect read for a lazy afternoon. I honestly could not put it down.

I really found the story line sweet and I absolutely loved the secondary characters as much as I did the main ones. I really hope each guy gets his own book. I am a fan of Holly's and I can't wait for more.



★★☆ 4 Stars ☆★★



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Bookaholic, firm believer in grand gestures, and obsessed with happily ever afters. 


Holly Renee is from the small town of Maryville, TN where she was born and raised. She currently lives with her husband and fur baby, Luna. (Yes. She was named after Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter.) 

Holly Renee is the author of her debut novel Letting Go. 

During the day, Holly spends her time as a nurse, but once her shift ends, she falls deep into her passion of reading and writing.



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Friday, August 28

*** Blog Tour & Review *** Hard for my Best Friends Sister by Ava Jackson

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The last time I saw her, she was asleep—and I'd just taken her virginity.
She was my best friend's little sister. I'd broken the guy code, and the guilt had me running before she woke.
Ten years later, she's a corporate bad ass negotiating across the table from me—and hotter than ever. I want my second chance, but she's all grown up and isn't about to hand it to me.
This time, I've got a whole different game plan in mind.
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The last time I saw him, he was balls deep inside me—and I'd just lost my virginity. When I woke up he was gone.
Ten years hasn't erased the sting of rejection. And now he wants his second chance?
I swore I'd say no ... but then he made me an offer I couldn't refuse: when we're working, we're strangers, but at night? He'll make my every dirty fantasy come true.
This time, I'm not going to be the one left wanting more. Standalone steamy, erotic romance. 






My Review

First of all that cover!! I love it!

Hard for My Best Friend's Sister was a hot and steamy face paced read about letting go of the past in oder to move into the future.

Right from the get-go I was hooked and excited to read this book. I love this kind of second chance romance story.

Dylan and Cameron have a past, a past that consists of one hell of a night of passion and eventual hurt.

Years later they are reunited and that's when the sparks fly and the story takes place.

I have to say that Hard was a quick, flirty read that I really enjoyed. There were a few bits where I found myself coming out of the story, I kinda wanted more to be honest, more of the back story and more of the questions I had to be answered for me. But overall it was a fun flirty read.



★★☆ 3.5 Stars ☆★★


Reviewed By Gillian Grybas


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Ava enjoys naughty things. She’s drawn to the forbidden and taboo, and writes kink that makes you think. Raised in Idaho, Ava now lives on the East Coast with her husband, and two dogs.


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Thursday, August 27

*** Cover Reveal and Giveaway *** Only You by Stephanie Rose

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Title: Only You (A Second Chance Novel)

Author: Stephanie Rose

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 14, 2015

Cover Design: Najla Qamber at Najla Qamber Designs


Synopsis

Only You is a STANDALONE novel in the Second Chances Series.

I spent my life searching for love, but Evan was right there all along. As gorgeous on the inside as he was on the outside, I never had to wonder if he loved me. He showed me with every glance, every sweet touch, every scorching kiss. I wanted nothing more than to give him my forever—until I found out I may not have one. Paige was the girl of my dreams. So beautiful in every way; no one would ever compare. I feared she would never be mine, and then she became my everything. I wanted to be with her for the rest of my life. I wanted her to be my forever. But love may not be enough. Why do I have to say good-bye to the love of my life? How can I let you go—when it’s always been only you? PLEASE NOTE: Only You is a Contemporary Romance with intense language and sexual situations meant for readers 18 and up. 


Prologue

Paige My eyelids were weak and heavy. All I did now was sleep, but I was still too tired to wake up. I didn’t even remember how I got here. It took a pathetic amount of strength to lift my head and glance over the tray of food. I wasn’t sure what time it was, but pretty sure it was late. Why they thought I wanted crackers now was beyond me. They can’t really expect me to eat, can they? Swallowing anything was torturous thanks to the deep open sores that trailed down my throat. Water burned, so the thought of eating anything was as appealing as chowing down on sandpaper—and would probably feel the same going down. I curled into the fetal position as I shivered and rubbed at my skin to get warm and felt the pointy bone through the flesh of my arms. I reached for the covers and winced at the pain fingers as I gathered up the scratchy fabric and pulled it over my aching shoulders. It hurt to move. It hurt to breathe. Most of all, it hurt to think. The life I wanted, with the man I wanted, haunted my dreams. You own me. Can’t you see that? You’re mine. You’re everything. I…can’t see my future with anyone else but you. I finally found what I’d been looking for my entire life, but I couldn’t keep it. The sound of voices yelling outside my hospital room snatched me out of my thoughts. I pushed myself up, panting at the exertion it took to sit upright. I leaned back on my elbows and my weak heart leaped in my chest when I recognized the voice causing all the commotion outside—the voice I’d know anywhere. “I need to see her, please.” Evan? No, no, no. I didn’t want him to see me like this. How did he find out I was here? “I’m sorry, sir. Immediate family only. This is the ICU.” “I’m not leaving. Paige? Daisy, it’s me!” My heavy head dropped to my hands. The sobs that ran through me made it difficult to breathe thanks to the oxygen tubes filtering through my nose. Pushing him away was the hardest thing I ever had to do, but I did it for him. I didn’t want to let him go. I wanted him to hold me, tell me he loved me and know he would never leave me. I wanted that so fucking much it ached. “Sir, please. She’s a very sick girl.” In time, he’d see. He deserved someone who could give him a life, children, and a future. All things I can’t offer him, no matter how much I wished things were different. He deserved better than this, better than me. The door was half closed but opened with such force that it banged into the wall and made me jump. Evan marched up to my bed and took my face in his hands. His hay colored eyes filled with tears as his hands shook. “I love you, and I’m not going anywhere.” His voice quivered with emotion, but I wasn’t sure if it was sadness, rage, or a combination of the two. “Now, you’re going to tell me exactly what’s going on. And why you lied to me—” 


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Stephanie lives in the Bronx, New York with her superhero-obsessed husband and son. Her day job is marketing, but she always has a story in her head. This lifelong New Yorker lives for Starbucks, book boyfriends, and 80s rock After spending most of her youth watching soaps, Stephanie has an obsession with angsty drama and hot romance. She's excited to finally bring the characters she's been dreaming about to life! 




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Tuesday, August 25

***RELEASE DAY BLITZ, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY*** Illusive by Nina Levine

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Title: Illusive (Storm MC Series) 
Author: Nina Levine
Release Date: August 25, 2015
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He’s been burnt by love.

Griff Hawkins keeps his pain locked away and the ghosts of his past buried even deeper. Three years ago, he chose the Storm MC as his family and accepted the ways of their violent world. These days, he lives his life with one rule – don’t get attached to anyone but his club.

She longs to be loved.

Sophia Barnes aches to know real love, and lives her life with arms wide open, ready to embrace the possibilities that come her way.

When Griff’s past is exposed and his place in the club is jeopardised, he fights for his family the only way he knows how, regardless of the consequences. That is, until he meets the woman who brings him to his knees, giving him something to lose.

Can they teach each other to leave the sins of the past behind or will Griff's demons dictate their future?

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OMG i Flove Nina Levine!!! Every hero she writes i fall in love with. This is probably my all time favorite MC series and i get a little nervous every time a new book in the series is released in case it doesn't live up to the rest... but i need never worry it always tops and surpasses the last!

This is Griff and Sophia's story. We have met Griff in the rest of the series but he was always one of those characters you're not really sure of. Do you like him? Do you not? Is he a bad guy or a good guy? I think he's been a question on everyone's lips from the start. Well the questions are answered here. 

This story picks up where Sassy Christmas leaves off. Griff didn't go to the party at J and Maddison's for personal reasons and is in a pretty bad place until he runs into Sophia. He can't seem to get her out of his head even at the worst time of year for him. I loved Sophia from the start she just spurts out whatever is on her mind whether she want's to or not and i love that honesty about her, she can't help herself. They're an unlikely couple but a match made in heaven. She's mostly a glass half full girl, always trying to look on the bright side and being positive for others. Griff is pretty dark and ruthless but has traces of the man he used to be still there hidden underneath. Sophia and his aunt are the only two people to ever bring out his true self. Griff fights any kind of relationship and Sophia want's a steady man to build a family with. All wrong for each other but all right too.

The story kept me gripped from start to finish, there is quite a bit of club story in here which i really liked as Storm has been struggling since Marcus their former prez was killed. Griff is tied in with all this and with his revelation in this book his place at Storm is in jeopardy. So is the club. He has to prove his loyalty and there is action aplenty as rival gangs and Griff's past catch up with the club. I also loved seeing Kick and King in here and finding out what they're up to. Also a sneak peek of some new characters to come.

The love between Sophia and Griff is smoking hot!! they just can't keep their hands or anything else off each other!! unless one is tied up! lol but also it's so sweet and brutally honest. There's no tooing and froing they both get out what troubles them and sort it out with no misunderstanding and i think that's what makes these two pretty special. The love scenes are off the charts!! seriously!! Pant wetting, several change of undies, i want my own Griff, off the charts. Official new Book BF right here! 

I won't give spoilers or snippets because i want you to read it. I want everyone to read it. In my opinion this is the best MC series ever. 

Highly recommend this book to anyone.

***5 stars!!***

Reviewed by Kerry Fletcher

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His strokes were slow and rhythmic, designed to work a woman to a crazed state. I should know because he was slowly taking me there. He didn’t want me to come yet, but that was getting harder and harder with each new round of pleasure. Each time a wave crashed over me, my muscles threatened to let my body collapse onto the bed. I wasn’t sure how much longer I could hold myself up. And not to reach out and touch him? That was a whole other level of how-the-fuck-will-I-make-it-through-this? He pushed another finger inside so I now had two delivering me heaven. I writhed under his touch, my muscles seriously beginning to tire. My eyes squeezed close and my fingers curled into a ball, wanting desperately to cling to something, but unable to latch onto anything the way they were tied. The orgasm that continually tried to shatter me, moved dangerously close until it reached the point where I thought I could no longer fight it. “Griff, I can’t…I can’t do this anymore.” I panted as my muscles gave way and my body dropped to the bed. His fingers left me, and in what felt like a split second, he had me flipped onto my stomach, and he’d moved so his knees were on the bed, either side of my legs. One of his hands landed on the bed beside me while he placed the other one on my back. He growled into my ear, “Do you know what happens when you don’t obey me, Sophia?” My breathing had turned into pants and my muscles were screaming at me, all while my pussy pulsed with need. “No,” I managed to get out, even though I struggled to form a thought while my mind tried to deal with all my senses at once. “When you don’t do as I say, I get to punish you, in any way I want.”


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR 


USA Today Bestselling Author Nina Levine, is an Aussie author who writes stories about alpha men and the strong, independent women they love.

When she isn't creating with words, she loves to create with paint and paper. Often though, she can be found curled up with a good book and some chocolate. 

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