Sunday, July 27, 2014

Betting on Grace by Nicole Edwards ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Note: This novella was previously published in the Some Like It Hot Anthology. Although the story has not changed, this version contains a short bonus scene.

New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards is heating things up with Boots Optional, a sexy new ménage novella which is the first book in a hot new series called Dead Heat Ranch.

Grace Lambert is familiar with hard work, long days, and handsome cowboys. She’s been working for her family’s dude ranch since she was old enough to ride a horse and she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty. What she is afraid of is the heat that’s been generating between her and not one, but two sexy cowboys who’ve set their sights on her. And each other.

Grant Kingsley and Lane Miller have both had their eyes on Gracie for years, but the feisty cowgirl has managed to keep them at bay. As far as they are concerned, cowboys don’t give up, and neither of them is ready to give up just yet. Not on her and not on the heat that transpires between the two of them.

Find out what happens when the sultry Texas nights get as hot as the fierce Texas days.

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*contains m/f/m, m/f and m/m interactions.

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Don't forget to read Boots Optional, the prequel to Betting on Grace, before you dive in!

New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards is continuing to heat things up with Betting on Grace, a sexy new ménage novel which is the first book in a hot new series called Dead Heat Ranch.

The tables have turned on Grace Lambert. For a woman familiar with long days and hard work, she just recently discovered just how hot the sultry Texas nights can get. Finding time to spend with her two smoking hot cowboys, Grant and Lane, isn’t exactly easy, but she’s forging ahead with what has turned out to be the hottest relationship she has ever been in. The true test comes in standing up for what she wants.

Grant Kingsley has landed his feisty cowgirl, Gracie, and an equally sexy cowboy, Lane Miller, but everything outside of his romantic life has gone from routine to chaos in a matter of days. Unfortunately, he’s become rather acquainted with Murphy’s Law as he is inundated with a string of bad luck. His mother is missing, his father, a gambling addict, is worried about only one thing these days, and when Grant refuses to give in, all hell breaks loose on the ranch.

Lane Miller will be the first to admit that he falls in love easily. And he’s done so again, with both Gracie and Grant. Only this time around, he’s not giving up or giving in. Cowboys don’t know what it means to back down and Lane will ensure that the two most important people in his life get all of him, no matter what it takes.

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I enjoyed this one....but I must admit it took me a little while to get into the story, but once it grabbed me, I was instantly sucked into Betting on Grace. The one sure thing about Nicole's books is she always manages to bring the hotness...and she did not disappoint at all...these sexy cowboys and cowgirl were smoldering hot together. 4 stars.

Boots Optional and Betting On Grace told the story of Gracie, Grant, and Lane as they struggle to navigate a relationship and deal with the fear of being judged for their choices to love each other, and also deal with obstacles that threaten their relationship before it even really begins. Will these three realize what they have and fight for it before it's too late?

Fans of Nicole will love this one...if your looking for a couple of sexy cowboys to rock your world, and quite possibly some of the hottest menage scenes I've ever're going to love this one!

*Reviewed by Brandi

Nicole's Bio

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Edwards lives in Austin, Texas with her

husband, their three kids, and four rambunctious dogs. When she’s not writing about sexy alpha males,

Nicole can often be found with her Kindle in hand or making an attempt to keep the dogs happy. You

can find her hanging out on Facebook and interacting with her readers - even when she’s supposed to

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All For This by Lexi Ryan ~ Sneak Peak

Releasing August 4, 2014

New Adult Contemporary Romance

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**ALL FOR THIS is book three in the Here and Now series. It is not a stand-alone and it’s intended to be read after LOST IN ME and FALL TO YOU.**

What if you would never remember the day you made the most important decision of your life?

That’s what they’re telling me about the day of my accident—the day I put on Max’s ring and chose him over Nate. I’m counting on the wisdom behind a decision I don’t remember making.

Max is amazing—sexy, sweet, and kind. I was starting to believe happily-ever-after might be in my future after all. Then the unthinkable happened and my world imploded. If I’m going to make this work with Max, I need my missing memories, or at least answers from about those five days before my accident.

But what does my future hold if those answers aren’t anything like I imagined?

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The following excerpt from ALL FOR THIS by its very nature contains spoilers for the first two books in the Here and Now series, LOST IN ME and FALL TO YOU. If you hate spoilers and haven’t read the first two books, I recommend you don’t read any further.



“How are you holding up? Did it go okay with Nate last night?”
She stiffens at his name. “He asked me to move to LA.”
Of course he did. “And what did you say?”
She blinks at me. “I’m not leaving New Hope. This is my home.”
“He wanted more than for you to move to LA.” I take a step closer. I need to touch her. I wonder if she knows she’s pulling away from me, if she can feel it like I can. It’s as if we’re connected by a thousand little threads like those in a woven rug and they’ve been breaking one at a time since the moment Nate came back into town. With every breath, I feel another thread snap. “He wanted you.”
She shrugs. “I’m already taken.”
I draw in a deep breath. She lifts her hand to my face and skims her fingers along my jaw.
I groan softly and slide my hand into her hair as I lower my mouth to hers. She’s soft and sweet, and I need more of her.
Taking a fistful of her skirt, I yank her dress up around her waist and find the cotton of her panties. She gasps, and I rub her through the fabric as her fingers curl into my back. My lips find her neck and the skin in the sensitive juncture of neck and shoulder.
“Max,” she says. But it’s not the normal breathy, needy whispering of my name. The word is a warning. A yield sign. “Max.”
My hand stills and I pull back to look into her eyes. I’m blindsided by the apology I see there. “Let’s move in together.”
“What?” She blinks at me. If she’s thinking I have the world’s worst timing with important proposals, she’s not wrong.
“We could rent out our apartments and use the money to rent a little place together. Someplace without those stairs that scare the living shit out of me every time I think of you climbing them. Someplace we can make our own.” I take her hand and squeeze. “You didn’t want to move in together last spring because you knew your mom would flip if you lived with a guy before marriage, but we’re not trying to maintain appearances anymore, are we?” She looks at the floor, and I tilt her chin back up so her eyes meet mine. “I could give two shits about appearances. I want to wake up with you in my arms, Hanna. I want to know I’m going to be right there when you need me, every time you need me. You and Claire are all that matter in my world. I want everything that matters to be what I come home to every night.”</ div>
“I’m sorry.” She steps back. “I just can’t. I’m too confused right now.”
My lungs burn as I fill them—it hurts to breathe in a world where Hanna isn’t mine.
“I know it’s not fair. And I want a future with you, but...”
“But you can’t stop thinking about him.”
“I can’t move in with you right now,” she says softly. “That wouldn’t be fair to either of us. It’s not that simple.”
“You keep saying that.”
I swallow back the rest of what I want to say right along with my anger, frustration, and the betrayal I’ve never allowed myself to feel. While I was waiting for her to take my ring, she was with another man, and I was never allowed to be angry because that man died and she needed to grieve.
I drag a hand through my hair and look at the ceiling. “Was it that simple when you made love to him?”
“Can we not do this?”
Torment is etched across her face, and I can’t stand to know I’m the one who put it there. I pull her against my chest.
“I won’t rush you, but remember something for me,” I whisper into her hair. “You put on my ring.”
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About the Author

Once a college English professor, I now write full time. I live in rural Indiana, where, when I’m not writing, I get to hang out with my husband and two kids–a six-year-old boy and a two-year-old hellion, er, girl. Not surprisingly, reading and writing remain my favorite activities, though both come in bits and pieces these days, not the big hunks of time I enjoyed before I had children. When I’m feeling virtuous, I like to go running (I use that word liberally. I’m really, really slow) or do yoga. Don’t worry, I’m always careful to balance out such activities with a hearty serving of ice cream or a chocolate martini.

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Mr. X by Clarissa Wild ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Title: Mr. X
Author: Clarissa Wild
Publication Date: July 21, 2014
Genre: Dark Romance
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He’s come to kill me.

I’m a user and abuser of my own body. In my darkest hour I sold my soul to the devil and now I must pay the price. With his gun to my head I have no choice but to listen and obey, but I refuse to go down easily. Nothing is stronger than the will to survive. My instincts kicked into full gear the second he stepped into my motel room.

Except when I look at him I see my own heart staring back at me. A history tainted by blood.

I don’t know his name, but I know he wants me. To save myself I’ll sacrifice my sanity. My body. My soul. Something tells me the x- shaped scar that marks his eye is the only escape I have. He is Mr. X: the man who comes to claim my life. Can I save myself before he demands my heart?

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, breath deprivation, strong language, drugs and alcohol, and graphic violence.

Well, I was really surprised by this book! This is my first book by Clarissa and it definitely won't be my last. This is without a doubt one of my top ten favorite dark reads...very close to a 5 star read. I knocked a few points back because I didn't care for the time/date stamps at the beginning of the chapters, they got very confusing to me and I really disliked the open ending. Other than that, this was a great read 4.5 stars

I'm not going to summarize the story like I usually do on my reviews, you need to go into this book blind. Just know there is history between X and our heroine, and plenty of plot twists I didn't see coming!

Lovers of dark reads will love this one. Mr. X was raw, mind-bending, and ten dark read favorite. I'll just choose my own HEA for this twisted couple.

*Reviewed by Brandi
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Clarissa Wild
Clarissa Wild is the USA Today Bestselling author of FIERCE, a college romance series. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire's Bet series, the Doing It Series and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Chasing Perfection by M.S. Parker ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway

They all think they can sleep their way to the top - blondes, brunettes and redheads. That is, until they meet me. My name is DeVon Ricci and I’m an asshole. At least they all seem to think so. But I don’t give a shit because they never last long. Two or three weeks tops, then they're gone. Not that it matters. There’s always another talent waiting to take a seat on the casting couch, but I've yet to find what I'm looking for. I know what I want and I won't settle for less. I'm always chasing perfection.
The embodiment of the American dream, DeVon Ricci had come to America from Italy when he was a teenager and then, with hard work and perseverance, had worked his way up in a cutthroat industry to emerge as the head of one of the top talent agencies in Los Angeles. Now it looks like he has everything he could ever want, except for the perfect woman.
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This is my first read by M.S. Parker, as I have not read the Club Prive series.  This was definitely a steamy page-turner and it without a doubt left me anxious for more.  This is good and bad….I definitely felt like I was left hanging and didn't have a chance to fully connect to the characters yet, but that is to be expected in a 3 volume series. 3.5 stars.

DeVon is used to getting anything he wants, and he is not shy about getting it or asking for it…women easily give it to him and know not to expect a relationship in return.  He is never with a woman longer than 2 – 3 weeks.  When he meets Krissy, whom he wants to hire as a lawyer for his talent agency, they experience a love/hate relationship and can’t stop thinking about each other. 

Volume 1 is the introduction of the characters…the build up of the want and chemistry between them.  It also leaves you wanting so much more of the sexy DeVon Ricci….I can’t wait to see what happens in Volume 2!

*Reviewed by Brandi



M. S. Parker is the author of the Erotic Romance series, Club Privè. Living in Southern California, she enjoys sitting by the pool with her laptop writing on her next spicy romance.


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Torrent by Gemma James ~ Release Blitz and Giveaway

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Title: Torrent (Condemned #1)
Author: Gemma James
Publication date: July 22nd 2014
Genres: Erotica, Romance


I’ve been obsessed with Rafe Mason since I was thirteen. The twisted part of this story is that I still want him, even now. Now that he’s holding me captive on an island. Rafe has his reasons for doing what he’s doing, and if I’m honest, I can’t blame him—I’m the girl who sent him to prison for a heinous crime he didn’t commit. But now he’s free and the tables have turned…now he’s the one driven by obsession.

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I’m split down the middle on my feelings about Torrent, there was so much potential in the synopsis.  Torrent was definitely dark, twisted, and messed…Gemma writes dark well.  Gemma also writes erotic and sexy well.  I just didn’t fully connect to the characters or their history, maybe if we had revisited their past more in the story it would have been easier for me to feel their connection.  3 stars.

Eight years ago Alex De Luca sent an innocent man to prison.  That innocent man, Rafe Mason is now out of prison and seeking revenge on the woman who wronged him.   Rafe lost out on eight years of his life, during that time he lost out on so many things, his life basically destroyed.  So what’s a man do when he has all the time in the world on his hands?  He plots…..and he’s coming after Alex to make her pay and give him the answers as to why she would lie…Alex De Luca is about to lose her freedom and see how dark prison can make an innocent man. Rafe Mason is about to see how deep his love/hate for Alex runs.
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Even with my lack of connecting to the characters, once I got to about the middle of the book, I couldn’t put it down until I seen where the story was going.   Boy, did I get a surprise when Torrent ended with a major cliffhanger! If you like messed-up, mind-freak, dark, steamy reads….you’ll like this one.
*Reviewed by Brandi


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Gemma James (a pseudonym for Christina Jean Michaels) loves to explore the darker side of sex in her fiction. She's morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy and enjoys exploring the deviant side of human nature. Her stories have been described as being "not for the faint of heart." She lives with her husband and their four children—three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone’s attention.
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Monday, July 21, 2014

How to Reprimand Your Rockstar by Mina Vaughn ~ Blog Tour



In this fun and saucy romance novel, all-star college basketball player Thea dominates on the courts—and off—with a rock star who is determined to win her over.

Thea is a star basketball player at UConn on track to be Rookie of the Year. That is, if she can stay focused on the game. Lately that hasn’t been going so well, as her knee has been bothering her. But that’s not the only thing on her mind…

Ever since rock star Keaton Lowe surprised her in the girl’s locker room, Thea can’t stop thinking about him. On top of his status and enticing ways, he seems to know everything about her. But some of his actions cross the line, and Keaton needs to be punished. Will Thea keep her head in the game, or get distracted by her other favorite pastime—reprimanding her rock star?


I liked this sexy Rockstar book with a BDSM twist.  Sure the story was a little predictable, and I would have loved to have seen more of a “chase” between Thea and Keaton before they gave into their feelings but overall this was a steamy, fun, quick read. 4 stars

Thea is a college freshman basketball player.  If she stays on top of her game, she could be the Rookie of the Year in the NCAA and help lead her team to the NCAA Championship. One night after a game she doesn’t do so well in, Thea meets Keaton…in the locker room…with no clothes on *blushes* and Keaton is not supposed to be in there.  This meeting sparks an instant attraction and Thea finds herself at Keaton’s concert…did I mention Keaton is a hot, sexy mysterious Rockstar?  Things heat up fast and furious between Thea and Keaton.  They meet up several times during their traveling for games and concerts and Thea explores her dominating side, that Keaton awakens…and Keaton loves to be dominated by Thea.  Can Thea juggle Keaton and their new kinky relationship all while keeping her head in the basketball game and not letting her team down?

If you love rockstar books you will enjoy this one.  Not to deep and emotional….How to Reprimand Your Rockstar had likeable characters and a smoldering storyline.  My only other little complaint is I would have liked a little more of an ending for Thea and Keaton.

*Reviewed by Brandi

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Kink with a wink! Mina Vaughn is an international woman of mystery and a shoe whore with a heart of gold. When she's not writing her unique brand of fun smut, she's plundering Sephora for any pin up girl makeup she can find. Mina's debut novel, an erotic comedy entitled How to Discipline Your Vampire is about a punishment-seeking vampire who meets a quirky Domme with a serious role play fetish, available now from Simon and Schuster's Pocket Star. How to Reprimand Your Rock Star, a sexy New Adult contemporary romance about a basketball phenom and a world-famous rocker, arrives Summer 2014. How to Punish Your Playboy arrives Spring 2015.​

Mr X by Clarissa Wild ~ Release Day Launch and Giveaway

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Mr. X by Clarissa Wild

Publication Date: July 21, 2014

Genres: Contemporary, Dark, Erotica, Romance


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He’s come to kill me. I’m a user and abuser of my own body. In the darkest hour I sold my soul to the devil and now I must pay the price. With his gun to my head I have no choice but to listen and obey, but I refuse to go down easily. Nothing is stronger than the will to survive. My instincts kicked into full gear the second he stepped into my motel room. Except when I look at him I see my own heart staring back at me. A history tainted by blood. I don’t know his name, but I know he wants me. To save myself I’ll sacrifice my sanity. My body. My soul. Something tells me the x-shaped scar that marks his eye is the only escape I have. He is Mr. X; the man who comes to claim my life. Can I save myself before he demands my heart? WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, breath depravation, strong language, drugs and alcohol, and graphic violence, which may be considered triggers.

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 Clarissa Wild is the Amazon Bestselling Romance author of FIERCE, a top 200 and top 15 New Adult Romance novel. She is also a writer of erotic romance such as the Blissful Series, The Billionaire's Bet series, the Doing It Series and the Enflamed Series. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals. Want to get an email when Clarissa's next book is released? Sign up here to receive a FREE short story:

Friday, July 18, 2014

Beautifully Done by Riley MacKenzie ~ Release Bltiz and Giveaway

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BEAUTIFULLY DONE (Beautifully Awake, #2)
Authors Riley MacKenzie
July 16, 2014
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About Beautifully Done
Diagnosis: Borrowed time
Treatment: Trust
Prognosis: Beautifully Done

Asher Craig drives fast, flies high, and screws hard. But make no mistake, he’s a gentleman.

He learned way too young that we’re all on borrowed time. Fair or unfair, you only get one ride. He vows to live for the moment because it’s the only time he owns. The past is beyond his control and the future may not exist. With his only loyalties being his family, he thrives for that edge where plunging over is always in the realm of possibility.

When a beautiful familiar face tilts his axis, he re-examines everything and realizes that second chances are overrated and a lifetime of firsts are irreplaceable. In the end, it’s not her medical degree but his trust that needs to prove that the ride together is worth it ... until it’s Beautifully Done.

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Contains spoilers from Beautifully Awake. We highly recommend reading Chase and Lili's story first. For readers 18+


Beautifully Done was a book I was really excited to read. I loved the first book, Beautifully Awake, and couldn't wait for more from this author. The book definitely didn't disappoint and lived up to my expectations! 4 stars for another great read!

Asher Craig doesn't do commitment. He works hard, plays hard, and screws hard-but that's where it stops. He's dedicated to his family and friends but has no intention of finding "Mrs. Right". When a familiar faces from his past pops back into his life, his world is turned upside down.

Talia ran away from her friends after an unplanned pregnancy as a teenager. Embarrassed and scared for her future she shuts everyone out and is unheard from for 20 years. When she suddenly sees Asher Craig unexpectedly all of her old feelings rush to the surface. As they continue to build their friendship again the only that can thing can tear them apart is their inability to trust each other and themselves.

I *loved* this book! After meeting Asher in the first book I knew he'd be a character that I loved. He's not only hot, dominant, and caring, but he is selflessly devoted to his friends and family-always putting them first. Talia is everything a girl can hope to be. Smart, beautiful, funny, and kind. Their attraction is inevitable and the love is palpable.

There were definitely some twists and turns in this book that took me by surprise! I can't go into them, obviously, but I never knew which way was up with these two up until the very last page!! Speaking of the end..OH EM GEE. Soooo not what I expected! This is a definite must read and I can't wait to see if there's more to come in this series!

*Reviewed by Lauren
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Yep. That's an “s.” There are two of us!We’re East coast girls separated by Long Island Sound who met in Physician Assistant School and have been besties ever since. We can safely say that thirteen miles of water does not get in the way because we talk or text, no exaggeration, at least 150 times a day. No, really, we do—about everything and nothing. Shockingly, we never (we mean never) run out of things to say. Umm, ever. We definitely laugh A LOT and we’re a tad sarcastic. And if we’re being totally honest, one or two people might have, on occasion, used our names and ‘dramatic’ in the same sentence. But it’s hard to trust the sources since they married us.It only took twelve years, two husbands, five kids, two dogs, and a two-week vacation in Cape Cod later to decide the romance world needed a splash of medicine. Write what you know.So you can easily find us at 4 o'clock on Bank Street beach with a glass of cold Prosecco brainstorming. And guaranteed if we bump into you, literally, it’s only because our iPhones are glued to our hands (totally out of our control) either writing or editing our next novel (and yes, it is possible to do from your iPhone, we mastered it … damn those straight quotations).When we are not working on our book or reading the latest angsty romance on our kindles, you basically name it and we have it going on. Soccer, lacrosse, golf, swimming, dance, gymnastics, football, chess, baseball, basketball, skiing, ice skating, school, homework, and more school.Oh yeah, did we forget to mention our careers in medicine?Needless to say, we realized fast that something had to go, so we opted for sleep. It’s completely overrated (yet so AMAZING) and delirium makes everything funnier. Good thing we share a brain and can pretty much complete each other’s sentences (definitely weird, we know).So that’s our story, who we are … just add AUTHORS to the list!

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