Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Inked Memories by Carrie Ann Ryan - Release Day Review

 

NYT bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan's INKED MEMORIES is available TODAY. 

Read a sneak peek below and pick up your copy now - you don't want to miss meeting the dirtiest Montgomery yet.

 

Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Publication Date:  31 October, 2017
Publisher: Self-Published
Series:  Montgomery Ink, book 8
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Age Recommendation: 18 and up
Rating: 4 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 

Book Description:

The Montgomery Ink series by NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan continues when the final Denver Montgomery sibling refuses to fall for his brother’s former flame—the company’s new plumber.
Wes Montgomery watched his entire family fall in love, and now finds himself ready to settle down. Except the one person he seems to find chemistry with is not only his twin’s ex, she also works for Montgomery Inc. But when the two find themselves in one compromising situation after another, Wes realizes he’s having second thoughts about the dynamic woman who’s burst her way into his life. Sure she sets off his temper, but she also makes him hot in every other way possible.
Jillian Reid never loved her best friend like everyone thought she should, so she pushed him away so he could have his future. Now, despite fighting it, she finds herself attracted to the one man she shouldn’t. When her father’s health takes a turn for the worse, and a danger no one saw coming show its face, she’s forced to turn to Wes for help. The two of them have fought off their attraction long enough, and each cave to the desire. But this enemies-to-lovers tale might have an ending no one ever dreamed of.



My Review:

So I know, I know that this isn't the end of the Montgomery Storyline but Inked Memories is the end (though they may pop up in other books) of the Montgomery Inc. love stories and I am so sad to see it end, but what a wonderful story to go out on.  

All of the Montgomery Inc storylines have a maturity to them we don't often see in Contemporary Romances and I think that we see that more so with Wes and Jillian.  Out of all 7 books previous Inked Memories had a quiet tenor to it, a kind of low key sadness to it.  I don't know if it is because this is the final book or if it was just my frame of mind going into the story, but Inked Memories while still filled with a bit of a mystery and quite a bit of swoon, it was more about the growing romance between the unlikely match.  There is a lot of personal growth that happens with these two characters, instead of the usual couple growth, if that makes sense.  We spend a lot more time getting to know exactly who these two are before they even truly come together.  After 7 books this is a bit of a difference from what we are used to but I enjoyed it never the less.  One of the best things about this book and most of the Montgomery Inc series is that they are definetly stand-alone with in the series.  You could pick any of them up at anytime and dive in never feeling lost or confused.  I love how Carrie Ann always brings each story back into the current read with out overwhelming her steadfast readers who have been there since book one.  


I loved the romance between Wes and Jillian, I loved the thoughtfulness of it. I loved that while it may have been lust at first sight it definitely wasn't love at first side.  I love that we truly go to walk step in step with them as they found their 'home' in each others arms and how the family, as always, welcomes each relationship by honoring and respecting each couples choices.  

I loved the openness of this couple, it takes time for them to get there but once they are, watch out.  That barn scene, holy hotness...everybody is going to want some land with a barn on it now, haha.  Poor Storm, but it got what he deserved.  ;-)  I would have actually liked more moments like that from this couple.  I think that Carrie Ann could have taken this into a romance with a bit of an edge and I kind of expected that but I am also thankful that she didn't because perhaps it would have been too out of the bounds of the Montgomery family stories we have gotten to know and love.  

If you are a fan of the series, don't miss this one.  It's got a different feel than what we've come to expect but it is a beautiful way to wrap up the Denver Montgomery storylines.  If you are new to the series, don't worry that this is book 8, feel free to jump right on in and fall in love with this family like so many of us already have.  

~ HAPPY READING ~ 

Get a sneak peek of INKED MEMORIES:

  Jillian tore off her shirt right beside her truck. Thankfully, she’d thought to put on her normal tank underneath like usual, even though she hadn’t planned to work that day. She needed a shower, but the fact that she’d washed her face and hands to the point of reddening her skin and was now pulling on a new shirt would at least take care of most of the damage. Almost all of the crew was gone for the day since it had taken her much longer to do her job than probably anyone had planned. But, hell, it had been a much larger piece of crap bathroom than even Storm figured. Now, she was ready to go home, drink a beer— after her shower—and watch a Harry Potter marathon. And didn’t that just sound like the most interesting life ever. She sighed and honestly didn’t care all too much what others thought of that. She’d had a long day she hadn’t planned for, and she just wanted to relax her way. After tossing her dirty shirt into the garbage bag in her truck since she knew there was no saving that particular piece of clothing, she turned and let out a silent screech. Her foot slammed into the curb, and her ankle twisted slightly. Hands out and braced for an ugly fall, everything seemed to go in slow motion as she tried not to hurt herself any worse than necessary. Strong arms wrapped around her waist and pulled her up so her back pressed firmly into a very hard chest. Her heart raced since she still felt like she was falling even though she wasn’t, and she let out a slow breath. “You okay?” Of course. Of course, it was him. It couldn’t be anyone else who witnessed her clumsiness and near accident. It had to be Wes fucking Montgomery. Where was a crevice in the earth to swallow her up and take her away from this situation when she needed one? “Jillian?” “I’m fine,” she grumbled. “You can take your hands off me now.” But he didn’t. Instead, he turned her in his hold and looked her right in the eyes. “Are you sure you’re okay?” She swallowed hard. Why hadn’t she noticed the brightness of his eyes before? Or the way his pupils dilated when he focused on something...namely her at the moment? “I’m fine,” she repeated. And she was. Her ankle throbbed slightly, but it wasn’t even a sprain since she’d had enough of those to tell. She’d just tweaked it a bit in her clod-hopping way of walking. He didn’t let go. “Seriously, Wes. You need to stop trying to baby me, or whatever the hell you think you’re doing all the time. I’m not an idiot. I can handle myself. Why do you—?” She didn’t even know what she was going to ask at that moment because her mind went blank at the first touch of Wes’s lips to hers. Her eyes closed of their own volition, and she leaned into him. That seemed to push him harder, and he deepened the kiss, his lips soft yet firm against hers as his tongue traced the seam of her mouth. She opened for him, tangling her tongue with his as she moaned. The sound seemed to break them both out of whatever the hell they were doing, and they pulled apart as if struck, both left panting, their chests moving quickly up and down. “No. Not going to happen.” She held out her hands, trying to catch her breath. “Nope. No way.” Wes looked at her as if he hadn’t seen her before, his eyes a little wide. “It was...it was an accident.” She didn’t even flinch at that, too numb from everything else hitting her all at once. “Fine.” She turned on her heel, grateful she hadn’t actually hurt her ankle, and jumped into her truck before turning her engine and pulling away. “Nope,” she muttered to herself again. “Not going to happen. I’m not going to do another Montgomery and fuck myself over. And I’m sure as hell not going to do a boss Montgomery. Nope. Nope. No. No. No.” And if she kept repeating that to herself, she just might get the damn taste of Wes Montgomery out of her mouth.

 

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About Carrie Ann Ryan:

Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.





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Friday, October 27, 2017

Snow and Rose by Emily Winfield Martin - Review






Author: Emily Winfield Martin
Publication Date:  10 October 2017
Publisher: Random House
Series:  Standalone, possibly a series
Genre:  Middle Grade Fantasy
Age Recommendation: 8 and Up
Rating: 4 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 


Book Description:

A New York Times bestselling author-illustrator brings readers into the woods to meet two young sisters and a strange bit of magic in this reimagining of the classic but little-known fairy tale "Snow White and Rose Red." 

Snow and Rose didn't know they were in a fairy tale. People never do....

Once, they lived in a big house with spectacular gardens and an army of servants.

Once, they had a father and mother who loved them more than the sun and moon.

But that was before their father disappeared into the woods and their mother disappeared into sorrow.

This is the story of two sisters and the enchanted woods that have been waiting for them to break a set of terrible spells.

Bestselling author-illustrator Emily Winfield Martin has created a world that sits on the border of enchantment, with characters who are grounded in real emotions that readers will recognize in themselves.



(Art inside the book)

My Review:

What a sweet read this was. I loved just about everything about it.  It has the feel of the classic Grimm Fairy Tale but with new twists and new details into the girls lives and personalities.  Snow and Rose is a beautiful book inside and out.  Just look at that cover and tell me that you don't want to fall into this world, know that as stunning as the art work is the story is just as wonderfully and beautifully told. This is a book you pick up because it is gorgeous, beautifully illustrated, exquisitely bound, it is a book you just want to touch and stare at.  It is also a story to easily lose yourself in, the way that Emily writes is as beautiful as the way she draws.  

"The forest where things live that are as old as the world - the spirits within the trees, hidden from view.  They see all that happens: the little and the big, the lives and the deaths, the comings and goings.  The trees watched them, now, the two girls had come."

I think that my favorite thing may have been the way the forest spoke in this book.  I am a bit of a nature geek, (I wanted to use the word naturist but then worried you'd all think I was running around the forest nude, haha) so this book where the forest itself is a major player in the story line is something that truly connected with my heart.  Snow and Rose among other things reminds me of how much humanity is missing as we take ourselves farther and farther away from nature.  There are lessons to be learned within the forest that one can not learn anywhere else, there is a freedom that we lost, there are adventures that we will never have.  I realize that this isn't the lesson that Emily was likely trying to tell but I love being able to share this book with my girls and remind them of the mystery that nature holds, the adventures to be had, (though if they bring a bear home we may have to have a talk, haha) and the voices that they are failing to hear when we lose sight of the knowledge that trees do talk.  

The story of Snow and Rose is one of sadness, adventure, hope, despair, friendship, family, and growth.  Snow, a rather self-centered and bratty child in the beginning of the story (though one must remember that she is just nine/ten years old) struggles to come to terms with her current life situation.  Her anger, though understandable keeps her from being able to accept that she can not continue on in the life she had become accustomed to.  Her faith in her father, her belief that he will come back is both heart breaking and heart warming.  You want to believe as she does, that the signs all point to him not having been killed in the forest.  Rose, is the opposite of her sister, she doesn't shine quiet so brightly, her emotions more subdued, he understanding of her family's situation heartbreaking but admirable.  She is what we would consider an 'old-soul'.  Through out their adventures in the forest it is lovely to see how Snow is finally able to see that though she doesn't have to give up hope, she does have to accept the life she now lives.  She learns that things, parties, pretty dresses, these are not what truly bring joy but that friends and family do.  Rose on the other hand learns that she has to allow herself to trust others, that she doesn't have to be the 'old-soul' all the time that there can be joy found even in sadness and struggle.  

I loved all the elements and how Emily weaves them all together to make a beautiful tale.  Just when you think something won't make sense, won't fit, that it feels as though it is some side plot you discover that it is a key to the entire story.  So don't get bogged down by all the little pieces, especially in the beginning where it feels as though each chapter is dedicated to something new, know that these pieces are all a part of the puzzle that when put together correctly (as Emily does) you will have a beautiful picture by the time you reach the end.  

The beginning of Snow and Rose can feel a bit slow, but again this is just what Snow and Rose need.  They need these little moments to complete the story, think of each chapter as it's own mini adventure on a great big adventure to discovery.  The end felt a little rushed, but it is still completely enjoyable and fulfilling, and it does leave the possibility open for more in the future and I truly hope that Emily Winfield Martin will be bringing us more adventures from Snow and Rose!  This is a great book to use as an introduction to classic fairy tales.  Grimm Brother's fairy tales can actually be quiet scary and your younger readers may not be ready for them yet so Snow and Rose is a wonderful way to give them the world of fantasy without giving them nightmares!  I loved reading this and can't wait to share it with my girls, plus it is just plain and simple a gorgeous book that I am going to display proudly on my shelves!  



~ HAPPY READING ~ 



Emily Winfield Martin makes paintings, books, and other things. She is the author and illustrator of Day Dreamers (forthcoming, 2014), Dream Animals (2013), Oddfellow's Orphanage (2012) and The Black Apple's Paper Doll Primer (2010). When she was small, she spent every moment drawing, reading, dressing rabbits in fancy clothes, and having many peculiar daydreams. When she grew up, she began to illustrate those peculiar daydreams, and after college, she created a cottage industry called The Black Apple, which sells all manner of art and etceteras.

She works in a tiny nook of a studio filled with old children's books, wind-up toys, and stacks of fabric. Her work is inspired by fairy tales, music, myths, carnivals, children's books from the late 19th through mid 20th century, her favorite films, and autobiography.

She likes bears and sea monsters and seashell pink poppies. She lives and works among the giant fir trees of Portland, OR.

Breaking Grave by Rose Devereux - Excerpt Spotlight and GiveAway

  

 Breaking Grace by Rose Devereux! 

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Book Description:

Two years ago, I murdered the love of Grace Garrett’s life. I had it all – a thriving company, money, women at my beck and call. Then I shot and killed James Winthrop. And got away with it. His beautiful fiancé is ruined, so damaged she’s destroying herself.  And I’m the reason why. Nothing and nobody can save her. Except me. Only I know how to help her start again. By wiping the slate clean. Breaking her down until she’s brand new. And rewarding her obedience with the one thing she truly needs. Vengeance against me.


Excerpt:



“Everybody has a price,” I say. “And I’m not talking about money.”

There’s that cynical look again, like she’s done and heard it all. “What more could you offer me than that?” 

It’s like a fucking revelation when I think of it. A crazy spark that goes off in my brain. It’s as if I’ve been waiting for it all along, and didn’t even know it. 

I hold her chin so she can’t look away. “An eye for an eye, right, Grace?”

“So?”

“So. I’ve got a roomful of weapons downstairs.”

Face draining, her lips part. “What? Do you mean…”

“Yes. If you stay, and money isn’t enough, then you decide what to use and how to use it.”

Her eyes are huge and green-black. “That’s…insane.”

“But it’s fair, isn’t it? It’s justice?” 

“Why – why would you do that?”

It takes me a long time to answer. “Because this has to end. And if that’s how it ends, then so fucking be it.”

A tiny shudder ripples through her shoulders. “Wouldn’t that make me a killer, too?”

“Not if I do it myself.”

She gasps. Pulling back, she gives her a head a hard, determined shake. It’s one thing to dream of revenge. But this is too close, too fucked-up, too real. 

“I can’t,” she says. “Never.”

I stifle the urge to fight her. To try to convince this weak-strong, sweet-evil girl to take the deal of a lifetime. Hand-to-hand combat won’t work. Not with her.

“I had your dress cleaned today, and your lingerie washed,” I say.

This bit of information seems to startle her. “Oh. Okay.”

“You can keep the slippers Coral gave you.”

“Thanks.” Her voice is small and docile. “And I’ll um, ice my ankle.” 

“Good.” I stand and go to the door. “There’s a paper and a pen in your nightstand. Tonight, make your decision to stay or go. Write yes or no and put it under the door.”

She blinks at me. She’s never looked more innocent. “Under the door?” 

“I’ll see it in the morning. If you write no, you’ll get dressed and I’ll drive you to your parents’ house. We’ll never see or speak to each other again.”

“And if…I write yes?” she asks.

I switch off the light, plunging us both into darkness. “If you write yes, then you’re mine.”



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About Rose Devereux:


  Rose Devereux writes shamelessly dark romance. In her other life, she is a traditionally published author whose books have been translated into five languages. Reviews of her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan, The Boston Globe, New York Magazine, and the Associated Press. She loves animals, sleeping late, and alpha males, and would drink Prosecco every day at lunch if she could. She lives in Boston and New Hampshire.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Ride Wild by Laura Kaye - Review, Excerpt, GiveAway and More!

     

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Kaye brings you the third novel in her Raven Riders Series, RIDE WILD. A sexy contemporary romance series, and a spin-off from Laura’s Hard Ink world, about a different kind of motorcycle club with a protective mission

The Raven Riders Series takes you on an adventure and kicks it into overdrive! RIDE WILD is the hot and emotional story of a sexy single father wild with grief over the death of his wife several years before and the strong survivor he hires to be his nanny. 

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Author: Laura Kaye
Publication Date: 31 October, 2017
Publisher: Avon
Series:  Raven Riders, book 3
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, MC based
Age Recommendation: 17 and Up
Rating: 5 Stars

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


Book Description:

Brotherhood. Club. Family. They live and ride by their own rules. These are the Raven Riders...

Wild with grief over the death of his wife, Sam “Slider” Evans merely lives for his two sons. Nothing holds his interest anymore—not even riding his bike or his membership in the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club. But that all changes when he hires a new babysitter.

Recently freed from a bad situation by the Ravens, Cora Campbell is determined to bury the past. When Slider offers her a nanny position, she accepts, needing the security and time to figure out what she wants from life. Cora adores his sweet boys, but never expected the red-hot attraction to their brooding, sexy father. If only he would notice her...

Slider does see the beautiful, fun-loving woman he invited into his home. She makes him feel too much, and he both hates it and yearns for it. But when Cora witnesses something she shouldn’t have, the new lives they’ve only just discovered are threatened. Now Slider must claim—and protect—what’s his before it’s too late.

 


My Review:

It can sometimes be hard for me to write a review for a Laura Kaye book just because I like to think we're friends after having met a few times at signings (you know how it is book nerds, haha) and I never want to disappoint a friend.  Lucky for me Laura always gives me a book that I thoughrly enjoy and in this case one that I LOVED.  

I have been waiting on Slider's book basically since the fist time I met the Raven Riders in Hard as Steel (click here for my review) and fell in love with Slider's sad countenance and his beautiful boys. It is hard not to have them tug at your heart every time they cross the pages of Slider's 'Brothers' stories.  If they hadn't tugged at your heart before now (who are you even, heart of steel!) they most definitely will in Ride Wild.  

Ride Wild is the story of Slider and Cora.  Slider has spent years separating himself from his brotherhood at Raven Riders. The death of his wife sending him in to a depression, (one he doesn't even fully realize he is in) he's spent years walking through each day but not truly living.  Then a spunky, beautiful, but broken woman comes into his and his sons world.  Cora is life, she is full of spirit and love.  She is joy and peace, but underneath it all she is broken and she is scared.  Her past haunts her though she would never let anyone see that, not when she has so many people that she needs to be strong for.  Cora and Haven found themselves being rescued by the Raven Riders months back after running away to save Haven (and little known to anyone else, Cora) from a terrible situation.  In those months Haven has found herself and fallen in love but Cora, Cora is still just hanging around.  She's living at the Raven Riders compound and she occasionally baby sits for Slider when he has to work, but Cora has dreams and they are starting to poke at her heart telling her it may be time to move on.  Time to find her own path and future, but during her time with the Raven Riders and the time she's been helping out Slider she's started to fall in love with his little men and the thought of leaving them (and Slider) behind is an ache in her heart.  Luckily Slider has two perceptive, loving, and 'slick' boys who convince him that what they need in their life is a full time nanny, what they need is Cora.  

I loved the pace of Ride Wild, this isn't a fast paced insta-love.  This is a love that develops over time and through the interactions of the couple with each other and with Slider's boys.  This is the way you think of love happening to 'real people'.  It's thoughtful and sedate while being passionate and consuming.  There is a maturity to Slider and Cora's relationship that I truly appreciated, it makes for a nice change of pace in the romance genre which is often fast paced loves, with all sorts of drama and often times carelessness until the couple suddenly grows up.  That isn't what we get here and I loved this book even more for it. 

I loved that Cora is and always will be her own heroine.  She doesn't need Slider to make her dreams reality, she will make them happen on her own, but having his support is integral to her happiness.  One thing I loved about Slider is his ability to understand that she doesn't need him, that she wants him, (just as he is) I love that he can give her what she needs and simply be there to support her.  This line right here made my heart melt into a puddle of goo because isn't this the kind of relationship every person wants?

"Look at this face. Look into these eyes. And never, ever doubt that you're looking at your biggest fan, your staunchest defender, and the man who will always hold you up and have your back."

He will give her everything he can but he won't do anything for her that she doesn't want him to but he will always be there standing at her back...how does one not swoon after that? 

Seriously if all that doesn't get you right in the heart what else would...oh how about rescued dogs, and rescued fighting dogs?  Oh my gosh, this is something very close to my heart as I have a rescued fighting dog who is one of my loves but will never be the dog she could have been because of where she came from. It was so hard to imagine myself in Cora's shoes as she took on a volunteer role at an animal rescue.  My heart broke with hers and the tears fell with out abandon the first day she assists with one of the abandoned fighting dogs.  It's so hard to believe that there are people in this world who abuse animals in this way, but I have a big girl at home that is proof of it and I know exactly how Cora felt that day and the many days after as she finds herself embroiled in the nastiness of the dog fighting world.  I adored that Laura gives her readers an opportunity to see, even if it is just on the surface, what dog fighting is like.  What it does to the dogs that survive it and to the people that help bring them back from such a horrible life.  

There is plenty of romance, suspense, and swoon worthiness in Ride Wild, you will not be disappointed.  I loved the way that Laura wraps it all up and giving us a glimpse into the future.  I loved that we get a bit of a look at the Raven Riders being a bit more ruthless than what we are used to seeing.  They will never be that hard core or what I would consider a 1% club but that isn't who they are.  They are a club of men who will do what it takes to get things done yes, but will try and do it through legal channels first. Their role in the world is not to fight against the world and authority but to protect those that need it, to be taken seriously in that role they have to try and work with in the system but there should never be a doubt that if they have to step outside the bounds of propriety they will do it and I appreciated the reminder of that in this book.  

I of course always suggest reading the series in order, you will be a tad lost on one storyline if you don't but you can read this as a standalone so if this is your first time picking up a Raven Riders book don't hesitate to start but get ready to head back to your book seller for the rest of them because you will be buying them before you are even done with Ride Wild, haha.  


~ HAPPY READING ~
 

   

And don’t miss all the books in the Raven Riders Series!

HARD AS STEEL now available

RIDE HARD now available

RIDE ROUGH now available 

RIDE WILD coming October 31st, 2017

           
Excerpt:

Cora had such an easy way with Ben. With both of his kids, really. God, Slider admired that about her. Especially when nothing about him was easy, and hadn’t been in years. 

Ben yawned and peered up at Slider. “You’re gonna stay with me, aren’t you? “

“You better believe it, Benji. And remember what we talked about. Nurses are going to come in a couple of times throughout the night. Just to check on you. I’ll be here the whole time,” Slider said, leaning over the boy so he could look him in the eyes. There was nothing like the unconditional love and admiration of a kid. But that didn’t mean Slider shouldn’t have to earn it. And he hadn’t done nearly enough these past few years, had he? He pressed a kiss to his son’s cheek. “Now shut those peepers.”

Ben giggled. “Your whiskers tickle Dad.” Slider ran his hand over the facial hair on his jaw. One more piece of evidence of the mess he’d become. But at least it made Ben laugh. The boy looked up at Cora next, his hand snaking into hers and tugging her closer. “You’re staying too, right?”

“Wild horses couldn’t tear me away,” she said, squeezing his hand. 

Ben made a face. “There are wild horses here?”

Cora chuckled and Slider shook his head. “Peepers. Closed. Now,” he said. 

The boy was asleep in an instant. 

After not sleeping much today himself, Slider probably wasn’t far behind him. Still, he nodded at the small sleeper sofa and quietly said to Cora, “You can take that. Nurse said there are pillows and blankets in the closet.”

She shook her head. “No way. You haven’t slept. And I’m kinda attached here,” she said, glancing at where Ben still clutched her hand. “Seriously, Slider. Get some sleep while you can.”

Frowning, he pulled out the sleeper, which was only a little wider than a twin-sided bed, found the bedding, and lowered the lights. “How ‘bout this. We’ll take shifts.”

She smiled. “Sure.”

On a bone-deep sigh, Slider sat on the bed’s edge and kicked off his boots, and then he went horizontal still wearing his jeans and T-shirt. Cora laid her cheek against her arm, her face turned away from Slider toward Ben, her blond waves a soft cascade against the white hospital blankets. 

And damnit all to hell, but it played with uncomfortable things inside his chest to see her like that. Things he didn’t want played with. Not ever again. 

So he closed his eyes. And woke up two and a half hours later when the nurse came into the room to check Ben’s vitals. The kid hardly stirred, but Cora was still awake and making small talk with the woman about how her night was going. 

“Your turn to get some sleep,” Slider said when they were alone again. 

“Don’t worry about it. Go back to sleep.”

“We had a deal,” he said, his voice like gravel. Years of exhaustion did that to a man. 

“Later,” she said, her expression soft with sleepiness. He forced himself into a sitting position, his stiff movements making him feel ancient. “You need it more than I do.”

He shook his head and pushed to his feet. “I’m not hogging the bed all night while you sit up in that hard chair.”

“Don’t be stubborn,” she said. “Sleep.”

He arched a brow. As much as he wanted to lie back down, he wasn’t doing it at her expense. “It’s your turn.”

“Slider—”

“Cora—”

She sighed. “I’m trying to take care of you, too.”


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About Laura Kaye: Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and upcoming 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. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.      

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Blood Type by K. A. Linde - Series Cover Reveal

We are very excited to bring you these brand new covers from a new series from USA Today bestseller K.A. Linde coming next year! 

   
 

  


Book Description:

A startling new vision of paranormal romance: When a human ventures into the world of vampires—a decadent milieu of blood-bonds and betrayal—she discovers that not all is what it seems.

For Reyna Carpenter, giving up her body isn’t a choice. It’s survival. In a civilization laid waste by poverty and desperation, Reyna accepts a high-paying position with the wealthy and hungry vampire elite. Her new job is as the live-in blood escort for the intimidating, demanding, and devilishly handsome Beckham Anderson. He’s everything she expected from a vampire, except for one thing—he won’t feed off her. Reyna soon discovers that behind Beckham’s brooding, wicked façade lies a unique and complex man. And that, in a dark and divided world, she is more valuable than she ever would have believed. For with each passing night, Reyna can’t shake the sensation that it’s Beckham who’s afraid of her. 
  Note: Reyna and Beckham’s story continues in Blood Match. 

   
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Reyna Carpenter and Beckham Anderson return in the exhilarating follow-up to the provocative paranormal romance Blood Type.    




   


                    


KylaK.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time. She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.
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In between the Earth and Sky by Heidi Hutchinson - Cover Reveal and Giveaway

Today I'm helping reveal  the gorgeous cover reveal for 

In Between the Earth and Sky by Heidi Hutchinson! 

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Book Description:

What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?   Remington Rohan was not a rule follower. Former model (though not one of the “super” kind), successful influencer and life coach. Currently paid to tell people how to achieve the best from their lives and careers.  In other words, a complete contradiction to how he preferred to live—namely, on his own terms and without input from others. Everything about his life was going according to plan. Until he started spending way too much time with a woman who defied his prejudices and challenged his beliefs.   Lydia Larkin was not a genius. Gifted, clever, and stubborn. Raised on star maps and Hendrix, she was born an explorer. Temporarily tied down to a private sector science job, she knew she was biding her time before she was off to discover and build something new. Not one to let society tell her who she was, she wasn’t about to let a professional influencer tell her she had to change to be happy.   Buckle up and brace for impact.


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“You just let yourself in now?” Lydia accused with narrowed eyes and a full mouth. Remington grinned, sliding easily into their special vibe that only existed when they were alone together. Uncomplicated, silly, innocent. “What are you eating?” he asked, closing the door behind him. “Cereal,” she slurped, lifting her chin to catch a dribble of milk off her chin. “Fancy.” “I live the high life. What are you doing here?” “You don’t have a telescope. Someone who looks at the sky as often as you, should have a telescope.” He produced the used item from behind his back and presented it to her. “You bought me a telescope?” she asked. “I bought us a telescope,” he clarified. “At a flea market. So, who knows if it even works all that well,” he added with a shrug. “Hm.” She perked up, her eyebrows lifting into her hairline. “If it’s broken, I can fix it.” “Why doesn’t that surprise me?” He set it aside and came fully into the apartment. He stopped a foot away and eyed her appearance more critically. “What’s wrong with you?” “Rude.” Lydia glared at him before turning her back and taking her cereal bowl to her bed. “No, I mean…something’s different…?” Remington noticed the slight limp in her gait and the slow way she lowered herself onto the mattress. “Are you hurt?” Lydia puffed up her cheeks and blew the air out. “Only literally.” His pulse jumped and he glanced around the apartment. As if expecting to have to fight someone or something. “What happened?” “I am going to be just fine,” she reassured him. “It’s nothing some Advil and a full body massage won’t fix. Do you feel like this all the time?” she asked, shifting with a grimace as she tried to prop her pillow behind her back. “What do you mean?” he asked, crossing to her and assisting with the pillow. “You work out every day, right?” Remington felt a smile slowly spread across his face. “You went to the gym?” She snorted and rolled her eyes. “Yeah. I thought I was in pretty good shape too, but muscles I didn’t even know I had are using horribly foul language on me.” “I’m hurt, Larkin. If you were going to sign up with a trainer, why didn’t you ask me first?” The unamused expression she shot him made him laugh out loud. “I didn’t hire a trainer. My friend Brenda talked me into self-defense classes in the form of Krav Maga.” She slowly stretched her legs out in front of her and winced. “That’s awesome!” he declared. “I do Jui Jitsu!” “Good for you.” She did not sound congratulatory. “If you keep up with it, you won’t have soreness like this,” he told her, shuffling her over so he could join her on the bed. “Finish your cereal, you big kid, and I’ll give you an athletic massage.” She took a bite of her cereal and eyed him with obvious suspicion. “I don’t know if that’s a good idea.” “Why? Because I’ll be touching your body and you’re so uncontrollably attracted to me?” he teased. “Keep it in your pants, Larkin.” “I changed my mind,” she said, swallowing her mouthful. He tilted his head in question. “I thought I was done hating you, but no.” Remington barked a laugh that had him tipping his head back to rest on the wall behind him. “One of these days I’m gonna be a Krav Maga expert and I’m going to kick your ass. Who’ll be laughing then?” He rolled his head to the side to grin at her. “Honestly, that sounds amazing. We can spar each other.” Lydia caught his gaze and she grew quiet. “We already spar.” “I know.” His smile softened. “I love it.”    



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About Heidi Hutchinson:



 Heidi Hutchinson was born in South Dakota and raised the exact right distance away from the Black Hills. She had an overactive imagination very early on, and wasted no time in getting most of her friends in trouble due to her unrealistic and completely ridiculous ideas. Seeing as she was so lazy and also afraid people would think she was bonkers, she didn't write down any of the story lines that played out in her daydreams.   During her high school years, she took pen to paper and filled more notebooks than she is proud of with angsty, depressing, self-deprecating poetry. This led to her writing down more things: notes, ideas, character bios, plot twists that had no plot yet to twist. After years of cleaning up her own scraps of imagination with nothing solid to hold on to, she sat down and wrote the story that had been in her head the longest. Fueled by coffee and her unwavering and perfectly normal devotion to Dave Grohl, she discovered a writer living inside of her.   She still lives in the Midwest, though not as close to the Black Hills as she would prefer, with her alarmingly handsome husband and their fearless child. They eat more pizza than God intended and she listens to her music the same way she lives: loudly.

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