Thursday, February 23, 2017

Firestorm by Donna Grant - Review




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Author: Donna Grant
Publication Date:  7 March 2017
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Series:  Dragon Kings, book 10
Genre: Shifter/Paranormal Romance 
Age Recommendation: 17 and up
Rating: 4 Stars

~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 



Book Description:

SCORCHED BY DESIRE

Dimitri lives to protect the secret of the Dragon Kings from the human race. Bound by a bond stronger than blood to the Kings, Dimitri uses his strength and prowess to defend a thousand-year-old secret. But when an oh-so-sexy, slightly absent-minded archaeologist wanders into his midst, Dimitri will have to give up his rules, and give in to desire...

When Dr. Faith Reynold stumbles upon an ancient skeleton that appears it comes from a dragon, she’s completely taken aback. A woman of science, there’s no way in her mind that this mythological creature can exist. But when a devilishly handsome man named Dimitri intercepts her path to uncovering the truth, Faith’s curiosity turns into all-consuming passion. She’s never felt this way about any man before. But when Dimitri reveals his biggest secret, can she learn to love the man—as well as the dragon within, in Firestorm, the next Dark Kings novel by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant.


My Review:

The Dragon King series is one of my favorite long running paranormal romance series and while I can say I have been falling into a bit of a rut with it as is to be expected when you get into a series that goes on so long, Firestorm really opens the world back up to me giving me the little pieces I have been missing the last few books.

Dimitri is not fond of humans, he has spent lifetimes feeling apathetic, burgeoning on hate to the beings that showed up in his world changing it and him forever.  If you have read any of this series before now you know that there is a long and difficult history between the dragons and humans, honor bound to protect them the Dragon Kings end up sacrificing everything to save a weaker race even after the humans betrayed the dragons in the most horrific of ways.  

I loved that with Dimitri's story we get more of the back story, which is honestly heartbreaking.  While the past 9 books have reminded why the only dragons left in the 'human' world are the Dragon Kings we've only ever gotten the basic facts, with this one we get at least one Dragon Kings detailed story and feelings and it is an emotional journey.

Another major point to this book is that my turning hatred toward Con (I have really not liked him the last several books) got a bit of a reprieve.  We get a good look into him this book.  We get to see his pain and struggles though I will say he is still as big an enigma as ever, but seeing that he truly hates what is happening and is at as much of a loss on how to stop everything as any one else lightens my heart a little when it comes to him.  I am still irked about his relationship with the Queen, I am still unsure of his motivations and his history, and I am less and less sure that he is Rhi's King but I am not as disgusted with him as I have been.  I think we have a long way to go before we get to his book but perhaps we have turned a corner with Con and we will slowly start to get all his little pieces to fall together in preparation for his book.

I think with Firestorm the book has less to do with the romance, though it is a well done romance, and more to do with all the side stories beginning to have movement.  It's like a chess board and finally the pawns are starting to make way for the knights and rooks to move, soon we'll have the King and the Queen making their plays and that is what I am waiting on.  I don't know how long it is going to take us to get there, there are a LOT of Kings and this story could continue for far too long but I feel like we've gotten to the top of the hill now and from this point on everything that happens is truly bringing us to the end.


You are going to get what you have come to love from Donna Grant in Firestorm, romance, action, bonds of family and friendship, suspense, mystery, and a little bit of angst.  We still have a lot of questions to be answered.  When is Ulrik going to take care of Mikkel? When will Ulrik confront Con? When will Balladyn confront Taraeth?  What is going on with Con, does he have to be such an ass?  What is V up to?  When will Rhi find happiness?  When will Rhi let all her bad ass out and just take over the world (lol)?  Is Rhi going to fall in love with her Reaper?  Is Rhi going to become a Reaper..or Death?  Is Rhi going to fall in love with Balladyn?  Who is Rhi's Dragon King.....so many more things to discover and I am really looking forward to getting all the answers, but guys I think we have a long way to go before we get there so hang in, it feels like with Firestorm we are on the way to discovering the answers!

~ HAPPY READING ~ 





Donna Grant is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the sizzling Dark King series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

She was born and raised in Texas but loves to travel. Her adventures have taken her throughout the United States as well as to Jamaica, Mexico, and Scotland. Growing up on the Texas/Louisiana border, Donna’s Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding.

Despite deadlines and voracious reading, Donna still manages to keep up with her two children, three cats, and a dog.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Till Death by Jennifer L.Armentrout - Books, Cocktails, Brews, and Reviews





Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication Date:  28 February 2017
Publisher: William Morrow
Series:  Stand Alone
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, suspense
Age Recommendation: 16 and up
Rating: 4 Stars


Book Description:



In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s gripping new novel, a young woman comes home to reclaim her life—even as a murderer plots to end it.


It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown . . . since she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. Returning to help run her family inn means being whole again, except for one missing piece. The piece that falls into place when Sasha’s threatened—and FBI agent Cole Landis vows to protect her the way he couldn’t a decade ago.

First one woman disappears; then another, and all the while, disturbing calling cards are left for the sole survivor of the Groom’s reign of terror. Cole’s never forgiven himself for not being there when Sasha was taken, but he intends to make up for it now . . . because under the quirky sexiness Cole first fell for is a steely strength that only makes him love Sasha more.

But someone is watching. Waiting. And Sasha’s first mistake could be her last.




So to say that I was honored to be asked to participate in this blog tour is like saying I just kind of have a 'Pratt Problem'



and then I was asked if I could pair a cocktail or beer to Till Death and I thought YES, then....


and then I discovered that I was the only one doing an alcohol based post.  I kinda did a weird cringe/laugh thing but then said nope you know what I am the girl for the job! 


So I sat down with Till Death in hand and began to read and plot.  At first my thought was "Hey, I can pair this with a beer, that shouldn't be too hard" and then I thought, "Wait, what if the reader is a wine drinker, then wait...what if they go for the hard stuff?" and I said to myself "WWCPD?" which we all knows means "What Would Chris Pratt Do" and well


He'd do it all and so that's what I did.  

What I came up with after reading through Till Death, is that this book needs a drink as deep and dark as it is.  You need to have a drink that makes you want to take your time, a drink that you sip as you read.  It's got to be heavy in taste with a little sweetness on the side.  It needs to be a drink that has roots and history and that lead me to these three:






Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Imperial Stout:

Starting off with the deepest and the darkest much like The Groom, the complexities of Blue Mountain's Dark Hollow are found in it's roots of whiskey and American bourbon. This is a heavy beer with a bit of bite and it will bring out the depth in your taste buds keeping you on edge with each drink and enhancing the darkness that only The Groom can provide.


Dark and Stormy:

Moving to the left, let's talk about the guy that makes me want to sit back and sip on a glass of 'Dark and Stormy'. Cole Landis, this is a man who stands like the eye of the storm in the middle of the darkest nights. He's steady, he's patient, but at the same time he is all storm himself. He's going to walk straight into the dark and fight it back because the one thing he can never do again is walk away. A 'Dark and Stormy' is a perfect 'it's almost spring, the light is almost back in our lives' kind of drink. Made with your favorite rum and ginger beer it's crisp, a bit sweet, and a whole lot complex. You aren't going to want to guzzle these down but like Cole Landis while you see exactly who he is and you know what you are getting these 'Dark and Stormies' will sneak up on you quick! 


Blackberry Wine:

Finally, I'm going to end with the all important sweet and that's our blackberry wine. Now I chose this particular one because it is a 'native' of Virginia...not quite West Virginia but close, ha. I also chose a blackberry wine in particular because blackberries are notorious for binding themselves to each other. Their brambles intertwining, protecting their fruit in a thicket of vines and thorns. Our heroine Sasha, well what can I truly say about her. She has come out of the darkness, a dark that would mentally cripple most, but she fought and she survived. In doing so she wrapped herself in thorny brambles and while she lived she wasn't truly living until she began to let the ones she left behind start to twine their vines with her own. You may look at a bottle of blackberry wine and immediately think 'Oh it's going to be sweet' and it is, but at the same time there is a depth that you won't find in any other sweet wines. A good blackberry wine will bite at your tastebuds and then immediately soothe them with their sweetness as a finish. Sasha is a sweet girl who deserves to be loved but she's had a long fight to survive on her hands and because of that she's built up her brambles, but as anyone knows a good 'storm' can knock them back and let in the light! 




So, if you like me (waves hello to my people) enjoy a good drink along with a good read, I hope that maybe you'll give one of these a chance or something else...mostly I just hope you'll take yourself a little break and pick up a great read! Check out the trailer for Till Death below and don't forget to enter the giveaway!


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About Jennifer L. Armentrout:


# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.








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Royally Matched by Emma Chase - Review

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Author: Emma Chase
Publication Date:  21 February 2017
Publisher: Self Published
Series:  The Royally Series, book 2
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Age Recommendation: 17 and up
Rating: 5 Stars

~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 


Book Description:

Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry Charles Albert Edgar Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap. He’s not handling it well. Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own: Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition. A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world's most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart. While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye. The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit…and her naughty sense of humor. But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight. As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.    


   


My Review:

Oh Prince Henry, I knew the minute I met your troubled soul in Royally Screwed I was going to love you.  You can be a bit of a cad but I love you all the more for it and now that you have been 'thrown under the bus' so to speak by your brother and left the Keys to the Kingdom I love you even more...I know, how is that even possible but trust me it is.  Want to know who else I love?

Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the quiet studios librarian that changes your world forever.  I love her because she is me, she is who all book nerds deep down strive to be.  She is that seemingly normal girl who was born to make the world a better place but one that is also half afraid to live in it. As every great book reader knows we escape our reality by losing ourselves in the books that we love and Sarah is no different than us.  Her reasons for escape may be more painful than our own but that escape is no less important for us.  These two together, Prince Henry and Sarah are the perfect match, he's got enough wild to bring her out of her shell, allowing her to give that inner beauty that is uniquely hers to the world and she has enough sense and determination to make him see that he can be the man he's been running away from.  He can be everything he was meant to be, not because he was told to be that man but because deep down he's always been that man.

I truly loved this tale, there is so much more depth to each of these characters than you first realize going in and Emma Chase let's that unfold for us slowly, so we grow and build with the characters over the course of the book.  I loved that this wasn't just a story about a 'bad' boy gone good...it's so much more, it's about finding redemption, finding love, finding self, finding peace.  It's about believing you can do anything when you believe in yourself and when other's believe in you as well.  It's about accepting that the way you are is not the way you think people see you, that they know you are more than what appears and are just waiting for you to see it too.  

This is a fun story even with all the deep soul changing moments.  Prince Henry keeps us on our toes and Sarah is just too sweet not to love and have a giggle over every now and again.  I appreciate that while there are some moments of angst in the story, Henry once he comes to terms with a few things never looses sight of his goals.  One thing that always drives me a bit batty as a romance reader is when the hero or heroine knowing their feelings still acts against them, I am happy to say you don't really get that in this story.  

I also love that we get to see the Queen in a bit of a different light.  I am still not 100% in like with her but I can say I like her much better after Henry's story than I did after Nicolas's.  I also loved that Nicolas makes a very important appearance.  I would have been terribly disappointed if he hadn't, these brothers have a strong bond and I've come to rely on the fact that they will always stand beside one another even after just these two books. Their relationship is almost as important as the relationship between the stories couple.

There is also a lovely sneak peek in to what may be coming next and I can't wait.  This series has quickly become a favorite of mine and I don't know if I will ever be ready for it to end.

~ HAPPY READING ~


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      Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.







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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Riot by Tillie Cole - Review



Author: Tillie Cole
Publication Date:  7 March 2017
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Series:  Scarred Souls, book 4 (finale)
Genre:  Dark Romance
Age Recommendation: 18 and Up
Rating: 5 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 


Book Description:

They call me 901. I am a monster, a killer, a champion. In the blood pit I am a god. I have no name, no family, and no identity. When master says fight, I fight…until I am the only one left standing. I have one goal, to fight so well that I am freed. I don’t need friends, I don’t need women. They are weaknesses. I am strong.

Until I see her. She is gorgeous and kind and off-limits to me. She was stolen as a child to be the worst type of slave and now master wants her. What he wants, he gets. With a smile, she melts my brutal heart. I have never wanted anything more.

I need to make a choice. Freedom or Love. I cannot choose wrong.





My Review:

This is a bittersweet review for me for a few reasons. Mainly the fact that Tillie Cole's Scarred Souls series is the first Dark Romance series I ever picked up and fell in love with. Raze will always hold a special place in my heart and now Riot has sidled right up next to Raze as two of my favorite heroes ever.

There is beauty in the darkness that Tillie Cole has given us with this series and Riot surpassed what I have come to love about this series, it brought us full circle and out of the dark and into the light. It's brutal, bloody, tear jerking, and painful but it's also hope, passion, friendship and love.

With Riot we thrown into the same darkness that we have gotten with the previous three books but now we are getting an up close and personal look at the Gulag's, the fighting rings that each of our four heroes have broken away from and it's worse than I think we could have ever imagined. Not only are we seeing it from the heroes perspective but we are also seeing how females in the gulags have been treated and it is just as painful as knowing what the men went through, perhaps at times even more so. This is a dark romance so you have to know going in that while you may get that HEA we all crave at the end there is going to be a lot of pain and suffering in the process of getting there. If you have triggers to abuse and rape keep in mind that these two things are not hidden. These are issues that are heavily discussed and visualized and it makes the book what it is, it makes the lightness that comes out of the dark even more beautiful, but it is harsh and it can be hard to read so just keep that in mind before going in.

This is one of those series that if I talk about too much in detail I will take away from your experience so I am not going to do that and I am definitely not going to give anything away that could be a spoiler. The best thing I can tell you is that this story brings everything together. All the pieces fall into place and the battle we have watched coming arrives. The romance between the two main characters is scary, a bit angsty, painful, and (yes I know I keep coming back to this word) beautiful. It's a quiet light in the middle of the loud dark of the gulags. It is the antithesis to all the evil surrounding 901 and 152, it is, in it's darkness, virtuous.

Clearly, when it comes to this story, in fact this series I could wax poetic and if I could have I would have left you a review with one word alone.....BEAUTIFUL. I know you are tired of me using that word and if I had an editor going through my review right now they would have run out of red ink circling that word over and over but I think that what you need to know when you go into this story and this entire series is that despite the pain and tears that will occur with each book, each book ends with a beauty that will light you from within and Riot is the culmination of all the darkness being beaten back so that the beauty of life and love can shine through. It is the redemption of broken souls and the truth of love.

I would shout to every reader that this series is worthy of your time and devotion. These are not standalones, you need to read them from beginning to end and in order but you will never regret putting in the time. Just one last reminder that these are dark romances even though I use the word beautiful to describe them that beauty comes at a price so go in prepared. Grab yourself some tissue, a good strong drink of tea or vodka and settle in becuase once you start you aren't going to want to let go. I know how everything ends and I am still not ready to let go of this world and these characters. They will always be with me for their strength and love and I hope that when you are done you feel the same way.


~ HAPPY READING ~





After graduating from Newcastle University, Tillie followed her Professional Rugby player husband around the world for a decade, becoming a teacher in between and thoroughly enjoyed teaching High School students Social Studies for seven years. Tillie has now settled in Calgary, Canada, where she is finally able to sit down and write, throwing herself into fantasy worlds and the fabulous minds of her characters. She writes Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance, Young Adult and New Adult novels and happily shares her love of alpha-male leading men and strong female characters with her readers.

Mastering Her Senses by Laura Kaye - Release Day, Excerpt, Giveaway

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Decadent… Sensual… Forbidden…


12 Masters. 12 Desires. 12 Fantasies Come to Life. Meet the Masters of Blasphemy…

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Book Description:

(Blasphemy #2, 2/21/17)

12 Masters. Infinite fantasies. Welcome to Blasphemy…

 He wants to dominate her senses—and her heart…

Quinton Ross has always been a thrill-seeker—so it’s no surprise that he’s drawn to extremes in the bedroom and at his BDSM club, Blasphemy, where he creates sense-depriving scenarios that blow submissives’ minds. Now if he could just find one who needs the rush as much as him…
When an accident leaves Cassia Locke with a paralyzing fear of the dark, she’ll try anything to get help. Ready to fight, she knows just who to ask for help—the hard-bodied, funny-as-hell Dom she’d always crushed on—and once stood up.
Quinton is shocked and a little leery to see Cassia, but he can’t pass up the chance to dominate the alluring little sub this time. Introducing her to sensory deprivation becomes his new favorite obsession, and watching her fight fear is its own thrill. But when doubt threatens to send her running again, Quinton must find a way to master her senses—and her heart.



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Taking Cassia’s hand, Quinton guided her to the locker room, then through it to one of the private Jacuzzis. It sat flush with the floor and had tiled steps down into the shallow tub. He adjusted a few knobs, and the bubbling water came to life. He turned to her. “After what happened earlier, I’ll completely understand if you prefer to do something else. I just want to make you feel good. So, no blindfolds and no darkness, just pleasure. Do you feel up to that?”

“I think that sounds incredible,” she said. “I love hot tubs.”

Brave woman, once again. “Well, all right, then. Go ahead and get in. I need to make one further arrangement.” When she slipped into the water, he stepped out of the room and called the club’s food service to order a tray of refreshments for them to share. “How’s the water?” he asked when he returned.

“Ah-mazing,” she said, submerged almost to her chin with her head resting against the curved tile.

“Good.” He unbuttoned his jeans and shoved them down over his hips.

Cassia’s mouth dropped open.

Quinton grinned, and tugged the denim all the way off until he stood before her naked as the day he came into this crazy world. “Damn, girl, you know how to make a man feel ten feet tall.”

Her lips snapped shut. “I, uh…”

“Don’t pick up your jaw on my account. I mean…” He waded into the water.

She rolled her eyes. “My jaw did not drop.”

“Oh, Cassia. Did you just roll your eyes at me, little one?” He moved until he stood right in front of her. The water bubbled just below his hips, leaving his half-erect cock exposed and nearly at her eye level.

A fast shake of her head as her eyes went wide. 

“No? You didn’t just roll your eyes at me?” He donned a well-practiced stern expression and affected an ice-cold stare, even though Quinton was totally enjoying himself. “Because I know I was quite clear on what the consequences would be if you did.”

“I’m sorry, Sir,” she said, holding up her hands. “I won’t do it again.”

“Sit on the edge of the tub, Cassia.”

“Sir—”

“Now.”

Slowly, she complied. And he enjoyed every goddamned second of the water sluicing off her body. Over her breasts, her nipples, the curve of her belly. Lower…

“Feet up on the edge next to you. Legs open.” He arched a brow.

Releasing a shaky breath, she got into position, and fuck if she wasn’t a vision. Pussy open to his view. Rivulets of water running over her skin. A flush in her face and anticipation in her eyes.

“Wider,” he said.

She let her knees fall to the sides.

“Just like that.” Without another word, he sank in the water to his knees right between her thighs and cupped her ass in his hands. “Now, don’t move a muscle.”

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Laura Kaye - author picAbout Laura Kaye: Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thirty books in contemporary and erotic romance and romantic suspense, including the Blasphemy, Hard Ink, and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. Laura also writes historical fiction as the NYT bestselling author, Laura Kamoie. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.      

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Royally Matched by Emma Chase - Release Day

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Book Description:

Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry Charles Albert Edgar Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap. He’s not handling it well. Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own: Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition. A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world's most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart. While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye. The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit…and her naughty sense of humor. But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight. As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.    


     

EXCERPT

Sarah stands up and presses her lips against mine. And it’s so unexpected, so surprising—I freeze up. But only for a moment. As her mouth gently moves over mine, I begin to thaw. She’s so fucking soft, her taste so very sweet. The kiss is almost chaste—at least it’s the most chaste I’ve ever had. Unpracticed. And yet, it still manages to make my heart pound against my ribs like an animal in a cage. “What are you doing?” I whisper, when she pulls back just a little. “I’m distracting you.” She looks up at me uncertainly. From behind those ridiculously prim little glasses with those big, dark eyes that could bring me to my knees. “Is it working?” My tongue traces my lower lip, craving more of her. “I’m not sure. Keep trying—I’ll let you know.” She smiles quick and relieved . . . and then she reaches back up, wraps her arms about my neck, and kisses me. Her two lips envelop my lower one, then the upper, all eager, pleasing sweetness. My hands find Sarah’s lower back and I pull her in close, tight against me. Slowly, I open my mouth and she mirrors my movement, opening for me. And it’s good. So very, very good. It’s like my blood has turned to gasoline, and the touch of her wet, warm tongue is the spark. I delve deeper, kiss her harder—more demanding—taking the lead. I cup her head in my hands, holding her still while I plunge and devour. A moan seeps from her lips and I devour that too. But then, breathing harshly, I tear my mouth away. “Sarah, maybe we shouldn’t. Maybe we should just—” “I’m sick of being afraid, Henry. And I’m so tired of being alive . . . but not really living. I’ve wanted this for a long time. I want . . . you.” It’s only then that hesitation dims her eyes. “Do you want me too?” I grip her arms. “More than I’ve wanted anything or anyone in my entire life.” She takes my hands in hers, lifts them and presses my palms to her breasts. They’re soft and full and absolutely perfect. “Show me.” Beneath her robe, her bedclothes are paper thin. I trace my thumbs across her nipples, feeling them harden and peak. I want to suck on them until she’s mindless. I want to lick every inch of her skin and watch her flush with desire. I wrap my arms around Sarah and lift her right off her feet. With a groan, my mouth is back to hers. Her small pretty hands cup my jaw as I carry her toward the bed. I stop against a wall on the way, knocking a frame sideways, lifting her leg in one hand and wrapping it around my hip so I can thrust against her. There’s so much I know—deviant, filthy, lovely moves. And I want to teach her every damn one.          

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        Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Saved by the Woodsman by Eddie Cleveland - Release Day

Okay before you get further into this post I just want you to take a deep breath and prepare yourself for the cover...yep, it is that swoon worthy.  Okay, did you take your breath are you ready

Saved by the Woodsman

 is a contemporary romance from Eddie Cleveland that I can't wait to read and is now live, look for my review soon!

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Book Description:


I turned my back on society, walked off the grid and never looked back. 
So, why can't I let her go?

Sawyer:

Ashley represents everything I hate in society.

A spoiled brat, a media princess, a woman who would rather record her life than live it.

It’s people like her that are responsible for the bullshit on the internet, bullshit that cost the lives of everyone I’ve ever loved.

But one taste of her makes me question how I could ever live in a world without her in it.


Ashley:

Sawyer offers me nothing more than a hard body and a warm bed.

He’s just an escape from my humiliation and betrayal. He can never provide me the lifestyle that I worked so hard to obtain.

Then why am I considering throwing away my fame and fans to hide away from the world that embraced me when no one else would?


SAVED BY THE WOODSMAN is a stand-alone, full-length romance with no cliff-hangers and an HEA. This book deals with a very sexy couple who are snowed in a cabin together. With no tv, internet or distractions. The steamy scenes in this one is enough to melt the ice trapping them in that cabin! What else can they do? Intended for an 18+ audience.




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