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Friday, August 29, 2014

Cover Reveal! "Survival" by Rebecca Sherwin @RRSherwin @Lady_LovesBooks #giveaway #coverreveal

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 Survival, by Rebecca Sherwin

Genre: Romance

Release Date:  September 20, 2014

 

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 With intertwining memories and world of deceit and betrayal yet to be exposed, Survival, book #1 in the Twisted series, is an intense, compelling page-turner, seen through the eyes of Skye 'the Skillet' Jones. With no friends, no family and a life of loneliness ahead, Skye was looking for a reason to fight. To live. To survive.  A once happy family was torn apart, leaving a hazy cloud of confusion, abandonment and fear in its wake. Her twin brother, Oliver, was all she had... until the talons of death and the consequences of his dangerous coping mechanism tore his life from him. Skye was left alone, mourning the loss of her brother and the life he would never live, when Cut Throat Curtis swooped in and taught her to fight; to control her emotional anguish with physical strength. But he was dangerous, a force to be reckoned with. A man with turmoil and secrets of his own. He soon left as quickly as he'd appeared, becoming a ghost in the life she no longer knew. She had nothing. She had no one. When all Skye had was her will to survive, fate gave her Thomas. He fought for her, he fought with her and he loved her like no other. But fate was waiting, ready to strike with the force of a hurricane when she thought she had everything she'd ever wanted. It was coming, the cruel twist of fate that would bring Skye to her knees and threaten her survival once more...

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“Mother of a superhero…Writer of romantic smut.”

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Rebecca is a coffee drinking, music loving, working single mother and writing insomniac. When she’s not writing, she’s reading and when she’s not reading she’s squeezing her eyes shut and willing sleep to descend. She writes about serious issues, giving emotional turmoil a twist and adding a little ‘British’ humour and dry wit. Her stories are real and relatable, yet unexpected and unpredictable. Every writer was a reader first and Rebecca owes her passion for creating and telling emotional tales to the stories she has read and the people, places and experiences that have, and continue to, inspire her. Rebecca wants her readers to escape to a world where fairy tales and true love exist, wrapping her stories up with angst, passion and curveballs you won’t see coming. Her writing aims to bring problems and tragedies people face every day to light, make them relatable and leave her readers thinking long after they’ve read the last page.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Tough Love on the Bering Sea – “The Ultimate Catch” by @CPhillips #review #excerpt #giveaway #blogtour

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The Story

Jolanda is willing to do whatever it takes, even face off against the Bering Sea, to raise the money for a balloon payment on her father’s house. She challenges Keller and wins a bet to get on the recently inherited crab fishing boat, forcing the young captain to buck tradition and superstition. Will his season be doomed or will he end up with the ultimate catch?
Excerpt

Jolanda cupped the short, wide glass in her hand. The smell of cheap whiskey sent her stomach into another medal-worthy, gymnastic tumble. She leveled her gaze, focusing on the Nordic-looking captain of the Sydney standing on the opposite side of the mahogany bar, ever mindful of her movements. If she shifted too fast she’d hurl the previous five shots, costing her the bet.  “Let me on your crew, Keller.”


“You haven’t won, yet.” His clenched teeth signaled confidence, but she could see cracks in his armor. He swayed to the right and his shot glass rattled as he misjudged the distance between his hand and the bar top.

If Keller broke down, she would snatch the opening.

A balloon payment was coming due on her father’s house. Had he been able to fish for crab as he had every winter for more than twenty years, the debt would be paid on time, but a quarter century of hard living had left his health as broken down as the mortgaged home.

Out of control diabetes and blood pressure had forced him into retirement.

Some might say he’d given his best years to that boat, but Jo liked to think he’d spent that time with her. Despite a nasty divorce, Lark had never let anger or frustration taint his relationship with his daughter. He fished in the winter while she was at her mother’s house in Fairbanks, so he could be a father during the summer when she lived with him.

Lifting the shot glass to her lips and gripping the edge of the bar with her free hand, she tipped her head back hoping the amber liquid would bypass her taste buds and glide down her throat.

Mission failed.

A cough pressed against her esophagus, but Jo pushed back with her iron will, refusing to open the door to the puking that would give Keller the victory.

The only way to win the spot on the boat was to out-drink its captain.

Whose idea was this? That’s right: mine.

Review

Book Scorecard


**Stars**


Overall
4
Romance visits a fishing boat on “Deadliest Catch” where love is interrupted by family emergencies and brutal weather.
Fantasy World
5
So real it made me want to break out the parka and mittens.
Tingle
2
Not even a kiss until 74% then from kiss to condoms in a few pages. More tender/romantic than hot.
Characters
5
Jolanda is authentic as a girl tough enough to work a fishing boat. More heroines should be written like her! Keller is a real captain instead of a fantasy in a ruffled shirt. Love the rough and tumble crew; even the jerk, Pete.
Story
4
Adventurous, realistic, and gripping. Romance isn't the primary storyline but rather a savory side dish.


Summary
The Ultimate Catch” is a great book for many reasons, but the best one is it's actually a romance between adults. The characters don't act like children, and immature actions aren't major plot points. Applause, stomping, hooting, and hollering for Constance Phillips! These people have grown up under harsh conditions, and they understand fully the risks associated with their actions. I love reading about a heroine who knew what she was getting into, and toughed it out even when the going got insane. The captain, Keller, is no less masculine for supporting Jolanda instead of rescuing her. Sometimes it's actually harder to watch someone else suffer through something than it is to step in yourself. Go Keller!

I kept picturing Ariel Tweto from “Flying Wild Alaska” as I read about Jolanda. Ariel is a beautiful, tiny girl who loads freight into airplanes for a living. Despite her diminutive stature, she is all kinds of tough. If you enjoy, “The Ultimate Catch”, then check out “Flying Wild Alaska” too. I look forward to enjoying more great adventures and heroines from Contstance Phillips.


Favorite Quote

Are you sure you want to do this?”

I'm positive. I'm not a white knight kind-of-girl.”

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About the Author

Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, daughter, and four canine kids. Her son -- now on his own -- is planning a wedding, confirming that romance still lives and breathes.

When not writing stories of finding and rediscovering love, Constance and her husband spend the hours planning a cross-country motorcycle trip for the not-so-distant future…if they can find a sidecar big enough for the pups.


Website: http://www.constancephillips.com

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Curing Zombies One Sex Act at a Time – “Strain” by @ACGormley #review @RiptideBooks


Book Scorecard


**Stars**


Overall
4.5
Post apocalyptic, sci-fi erotica at its best. Many books in this genre are less, but “Strain” is more. World/story are fully realized instead of looking like a bad porno set as so many others do.
Fantasy World
4
Slightly hard to swallow premise. Rewarding if you can accept idea of survival via viral infection by intercourse. Engaging world, great detail.
Tingle
5
M/m/m/m/m... action. Gangbang. Forced consent. VERY hot for those who like those sub-genres.
Characters
4
Rhys is a sympathetic underdog. Darius is a genetically engineered super Alpha. Supporting cast is great, especially Xolani. Villain stereotypical but motivations never revealed.
Story
5
Angst and love fight for supremacy. Neither happy ending nor survival are a forgone conclusion.


Summary
Strain” by Amelia C. Gormley is “The Walking Dead” meets “Queer as Folk” and “Universal Soldier”. They all have sex repeatedly to save the world or at least the lives of a few, select young men. “Strain” reads like it started as a story which needed an excuse for a never ending gangbang, but along the way it found its feet. The story took on a life of its own and stepped out from behind the sex. Both benefited and the result is a fabulously entertaining book.

Strain” is priced at $6.99 for 320 pages, and is well worth the cost. Don't start reading it at bedtime, and make sure to have a tissue handy. And lube. Lots and lots of lube.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

"A Gentleman's Memoir" by AJ Linn - Release Day Blast! @Lady_LovesBooks @GentlemansHub

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Title: A Gentleman's Memoir  
Author: A. J. Linn  
Release Date: August 11, 2014
 
Synopsis
Book Cover Photo - A Gentleman's Memoir by author AJ LinnYou may already know Donovan Hart from A Gentleman’s Affair and A Gentleman’s Secret. Here is your chance to get to know him a bit more personally, more...behind the scenes, or under the sheets, as I like to say.
In A Gentleman's Memoir, you will get a glimpse into his past. You will see Donovan tackle loss, love, heartbreak, and sexual exploration. You see him grow from a directionless, 25-year-old, entitled, partying, beach bum and well-known Malibu ladies’ man into a man who decides to take on the world...or at least, La Fuga. Spanning seven years of his life, from the death of his beloved mother, to his relationship with Danielle Hughes -aka cheating whore- to the sexual escapades that go beyond even his wildest imagination, A Gentleman’s Memoir, written in Donovan’s own words, may just shock you. Possibly just as much as it did him.
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Excerpt

No shortage of wild, wet, and more-than-willing participants fill the dark, smoky adult club that Mike and Russ dragged me to. Dragged may be too strong of a word, I went willingly. True, this would be my first experience in a club like this, and I even surprised myself at just how much I enjoyed everything about it...
The large wooden stage at the front of the club would soon become the platform for the uninhibited, the exhibitionist, and at times, as I quickly found out, the perverse. Play parties, as they were commonly referred to in these adult clubs, were the main attraction.
Sex acts in this public forum were the norm for most here, but for me, the closest I ever got to sex in public was a lifeguard tower or backseat of a car. Amateur stuff to this crowd. I was about to enter into a world that some have only heard about, and certainly never talked about. Most have probably said, 'No way, I'd never do that!'  But hey...don't knock it if you've never tried it.
I wouldn't take the stage on that first night, but it wouldn't be long before I did. Trust me when I say that I had to work my way up to that, but when I did finally decide to grace a stage with my presence, it would turn out to be the most exhilarating, titillating moment of my life, and I would quickly become addicted. Addicted to the eyes that were watching with such intent. Addicted to the rush that I never knew would come with the act of exhibitionism. Just plain addicted.

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About the Author
Author AJ Linn began writing as a fanfiction blogger on Twitter as @FuckedUpFifty_ with an incredible FSOG blog written from Christian Grey's point of view (http://christiangreypov.wordpress.com/).  At the encouragement of his followers, he decided to write a novel and Donovan Hart, the charming, handsome, sexy protagonist of The Gentleman's Series was brought to life.
His first novel, A Gentleman's Affair, was published in May, 2013...even as he was writing his second novel, A Gentleman's Secret, which was published in December, 2013. His unique style and boundless creativity have produced a series of books that will hang in readers' memories forever. His latest, A Gentleman's Memoir, a novella, published in August, 2014, is a prequel to the first novel, and will give readers an in-depth look at Donovan's past, adding even more to the story of Donovan Hart.
After the release of A Gentleman's Memoir, he plans to take a long, well-deserved break, and with the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie in 2015, he will be re-visiting that series again on his blog.
We haven't heard the last of AJ Linn.

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Twitter (@FuckedUpFifty_)     Twitter Hub (@GentlemansHub) Facebook Author Page               Tumblr Hub       WordPress Blog (Christian Grey POV)

Other Books in The Gentleman's Series

Cover photo, A Gentleman's Affair by author AJ LinnA Gentleman's Affair: Donovan Hart is handsome, wealthy, successful, and single. While his single status has always been something he's coveted, enjoyed, and exploited, now his attitude is changing. The former Malibu playboy has been set up, fixed up, felt up and is now fed up. At the age of 32, he is ready to settle down and find the girl of his dreams. Can he escape his sordid past and move forward, or will it keep him from finding his unico vero amore, his one true love? Unlucky in love in the past, he begins his search, filled with humor, heartbreak, and hope...for the one.  

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A Gentleman's Secret: Donovan Hart has finally found his unico vero amore' in the beautiful Scarlett Montgomery, but the question remains...will he be able keep her? Will his secret be too much for her to handle, or...will hers be too much for him to handle? A Gentleman’s Secret is an unpredictable ride full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end. Two people, desperate to escape the sins of their past, hoping to find the one thing that has been missing...Love.  But is love really enough to conquer all?




Buying Links ~ The Gentleman's Series
New Release! Book 3: A Gentleman's Memoir  (the prequel, may be read as a standalone or as a wonderful complement to the rest of the series)  Amazon US     Amazon UK          Lulu         

Book 1: A Gentleman's Affair       AmazonUS (print)    AmazonUK  (print)   Smashwords (eBook - all formats)      iTunes                    Lulu           Barnes&Noble (Nook) 

Book 2: A Gentleman's Secret
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Monday, August 4, 2014

Who's Your Daddy? – "Magic Breaks" by Ilona Andrews


Book Scorecard


**Stars**


Overall
5
Surprising twists and revelations keep readers on their toes. The seventh book in this series doesn't disappoint. Call in sick and start reading NOW!
Fantasy World
5
Most of the action takes place in Georgia, but there are some side adventures in new and mysterious places which are amazing to explore.
Tingle
5
Ilona Andrews writes her first full on sex scene! NOT to be missed!
Characters
5
Old enemies resurface. The threat of Kate's father is realized. Ghastek's backstory is revealed. Not enough page time for Curran! Kate continues to evolve.
Story
4
Author cooks up a mystery which could lead to war to delay the paternal revelation. The plot points aren't as smoothly joined as other books in series. Book beginning is very different and slightly annoying - probably publisher driven since “Magic Breaks” is first hardcover book in series.


Summary
"Magic Breaks” ends an arc which started with book one, “Magic Bites”, but there is still plenty of life left in this series. Ilona Andrews spins the storyline in unexpected directions which are satisfying and surprising at the same time. The Kate Daniels series continues to be at the top of the urban fantasy genre.


This is definitely NOT a stand alone book. Most of the drama will not make sense if you haven't followed the characters' development from the beginning. “Magic Breaks” is pretty pricey at $10.99 for the ebook version and $16.34 for the hardcover version. It's well worth the ebook price especially for long time fans, but even as good as it is the hardcover price makes me choke. The publisher is getting greedy.


Favorite Quote
““Fortune favors the brave,” I told her. It also kills the stupid, but I decided to keep that fact to myself.”

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

"Foreplay on a case of Red Bull" - “Nordic Lessons” by Christine Edwards @ceerotica @bookienookie #blogtour #review #giveaway


Nordic Lessons by Christine Edwards

Description:

Elora is a cultivated Londoner visiting her brother in Oslo, Norway. With her brother away on business, she decides to do without his permission and borrow his classic Jaguar to take in the sights. But when she pulls over to the side of the road to take pictures, the car won’t start up again. In a blind panic, Elora has nowhere to turn, until a warrior of a man stops to help her. A massive, handsome hunk of a man, clad head to toe in black leather.

Elora has never encountered anyone like Mikkel. As much as he frightens her, she realizes she is out of options. Then comes the exhilarating journey home on his custom ride, and Elora falls hard for her knight in leather armor, an alpha male eager to teach her the rules of Dom/sub relationships. Mikkel is head of his motorcycle club, and in the days that follow, Elora becomes increasingly entangled in the culture of bondage, bikes, and club rivalries. But how can Elora fully commit to a man whose world might as well exist on another planet?


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Review:
Book Scorecard


**Stars**


Overall
3.5
Great Norwegian feel! Romantic cross between “Lilyhammer”, “Sons of Anarchy”, and “Fifty Shades of Grey”. Must read for all Christine Edwards fans!
Fantasy World
4
Scenery is beautiful and wonderfully described. Jarring note on all white BDSM wall. Very unusual and unique. Little hard to picture though.
Tingle
5
This is foreplay on a case of Red Bull.” Quote says it all. BDSM play where sub holds all the power.
Characters
3
Mikkel is a very hot, alpha master while Elora is the sweet sub swept up in his spell. Love all the blond Viking MC members. The uptight British brother is fun, and would be even better if he had more time to be annoyingly repressed. The ex-girlfriend is clich├ęd, and needs to be sent to summer school to work on her evil manipulation skills.
Story
3
Fairly standard plot elements. Enjoyable read with easily resolved drama. This is the book you pull out to enjoy with your bubble bath and glass of wine.

Summary
Nordic Lessons” had me feeling a little left behind because I hadn't read “Naughty in Norway” first. The characters were all properly introduced, and “Nordic Lessons” is a labeled accurately as a stand alone book. I simply felt like I would love some of the characters more than I did if I had read “Naughty in Norway” first. I also have to admit a small prejudice in favor of my MC's being outlaw instead of law abiding. That's a result of waaayyy too many hours watching “Sons of Anarchy”.

Overall “Nordic Lessons” is an enjoyable read consistent with Christine Edward's other books. “Captured in Croatia” is still my favorite, but hot, Norwegian bikers are coming in a close second.


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About the Author:
Christine Edwards grew up in the Deep South on Hilton Head Island, SC. At an early age she developed a passion for the arts that led her to earn a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Christine has a special place in her heart for reading and writing erotic tales.
Nordic Lessons is her fifth novel and the second book in the Nordic Lights Series, which began with Naughty in Norway. Her main focus is on loving, multi-faceted relationships involving intense alpha males and feisty heroines. She adores snow skiing, traveling the world, and spending time with her amazing family. Christine currently resides in the sleepy coastal town of Beaufort, SC. You can find Christine online at christineedwardsauthor.com. Facebook: Christine Edwards Author. Twitter: @ceerotica.

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