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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Review Blitz! One Chance, Fancy By Lani Lynn Vale


   Benson Bayou Beauregard is the president of the Bear Bottom Guardians MC, and the grandson of the Sergeant at Arms for the Dixie Wardens MC. He’s a mountain of a man and the warden of a prison, and there’s only one thing that can scare him—being told that he’s the father of a three-year-old little girl. A three-year-old little girl that has no clue who he is. Hell, he only finds out about the little cherub when a woman from child protective services comes by and rocks his world before leaving the girl in his shocked arms. Every single thing he thinks he knows goes up in a cloud of smoke. To make matters worse, the woman that he’s been trying to convince to give him a chance takes one look at the little girl and tells him that he’s just not in the right place to handle both of them. But Bayou was never one to back down from a challenge. He can handle a three-year-old girl that acts exactly like him, and he can more than take on the fiery red-head that sets flame to his blood while he’s at it. 
I have wanted Benson aka Bayou’s book since we were first introduced to him. We get his and Phoebe’s aka Fancy, book in One Chance, Fancy. I couldn’t put it down. From the beginning up until the very end I loved their relationship. I laughed, I swooned, my heart melted and I still want to shove Brielle off a cliff (if you have read this series then you know who she is), but most of all I fell in love with all that was Bayou.

I was impressed by how well Ms. Vale wrote about Bayou’s Asperger’s and didn’t make it a weakness for him, but something he overcomes to be the man he is. Too many people could have done it wrong but she did it right. His character is not only endearing, sweet, gruff, but also he shows that someone with Asperger’s can do anything when they put their mind to it. Phoebe, I loved how she never once treated Bayou differently, she noticed what made him different and continued to roll with the punches as if it didn’t matter, and for her it didn’t.  Watching these two come together was a beautiful thing.


One Chance, Fancy has now become my favorite book in this series. I love being able to just allow the real world to melt away and be completely invested in a book and this was something I was easily able to do with One Chance, Fancy. If you haven’t read this series or the others by Lani Lynn Vale I beg you to do so, I think you will love them as much as I have. 



     
 

     Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens. When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading. Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas. 

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Release Blitz! Hosed By Piper Grant & Lili Valente



The world's sexiest firefighter is about to get a second chance with the virgin next door…

He's bossy, arrogant, and so ridiculously hot he should come with a warning label and a pair of flame retardant coveralls.

He's also the boy who broke my heart when we were in high school.

I want to move in next door to Ryan O'Dell the way I want to be the virgin gamer geek suddenly in charge of running my sister's sex toy factory. Too bad both are written in my stars.

Yeah, I'm the world's oldest virgin code-writing nerd. 

And he's the world's hottest firefighter. 

And even though he intimidates the heck out of me, I can't seem to control my libido when he's around.

Where is my dignity? My self-respect? My panties?

Seriously…. Have you seen them? Anyone?

Maybe they're hiding in his bedroom. With my heart.

Yeah, I know. I'm hosed.  

So hosed.

Hosed is a steamy, fun romantic comedy between a firefighter and the virgin nerd next door, complete with a pet raccoon, scandalous gossip, and dildo football. (No, really.) This romance has no cheating or cliffhangers, and ends with a banging hot happily ever after.

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*Sigh* I am sitting on the fence with my thoughts about Hosed so I am just going to keep this review very short. On one hand it was a cute and funny romance, because if you know my sense of humor or me at all dildo football would so be something I would do. On the other hand, at times, it was over the top cheesy and I rolled my eyes more than once. I get that this one was supposed to be a combination of funny and cheesy but I don’t think the balance worked. I did really like Cassie and Ryan, both characters were ones that I really liked, and well who also couldn’t love an adorable raccoon. Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed Hosed but I wish that the cheesy moments didn’t overtake the book.





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Pippa Grant is a stay-at-home mom and housewife who loves to escape into sexy, funny stories way more than she likes perpetually cleaning toothpaste out of sinks and off toilet handles. When she’s not reading, writing, sleeping, or trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, she’s fantasizing about chocolate chip cookies.



Lili Valente

Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale. 

These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.




Release Blitz! Remedy By Kaylee Ryan



It took one night with her to know she was my forever.
It took one minute for me to climb out of bed and drive away from her.
It’s taken me three years to confess that leaving her behind was the biggest mistake of my life.

I won’t stop until she knows what she means to me. I’ll convince her to listen to her heart.


It took one night for all of my dreams to come true.
It took one morning, waking up alone, for those same dreams to come crashing down around me.
It’s taken me three years to confess that night changed me forever.

He says this time is different, but how do I open my heart up to a man who’s already ripped it to shreds?




Second chance romances are some of my favorite so I was super excited to start Remedy. This review is hard for to to write, I'm conflicted on my feelings on it.

While it has the second chance romance that I was looking for, after a while the repetition of Collins thoughts about Grady leaving her, and Grady constantly having to apologize for the past it started to wear on my nerves. People make mistakes, when there are more circumstances involved such as Collins being Grady's best friends little sister that adds to the complications to the circumstances.

I know I am in the minority with this next statement and maybe it's just my own personality coming through but why in books like these is the constant need to get approval from someone, who cares! If you want to be with someone, yes take a friends feelings into some consideration but they don't need to run your love life.

I wanted to love Remedy, I really did and while I didn't hate it either, after a while I just no longer cared. As always what doesn't work for me may work for you so form your own opinion.





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Kaylee Ryan is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.  When she’s not spinning tales of happily ever after, she’s reading or spending time with family.  Born and raised an Ohio girl, Kaylee resides in Cincinnati with her husband and their son.


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Release Blitz! Hot Justice By Lynne Raye Harris




She’s searching for justice. He’s searching for peace.
What they need is each other. They just don’t know it yet…

Dean “Wolf” Garner is the kind of guy who loves hard and leaves fast. From the moment he rescues reporter Haylee Jamison in the Guatemalan jungle, he can’t stop thinking about the dark-haired beauty. His life is too complicated for romantic entanglements though—and not even a woman like Haylee can convince him otherwise. 

Haylee wasn’t supposed to be in the drug cartel’s compound, but she was captured while on a mission of her own: find the trail of fake opioids entering the US and halt the operation. Back home in DC, Haylee can’t stop thinking about the gorgeous military operative who rocked her world for one steamy night before leaving. But when she uncovers a conspiracy and finds herself in danger, there’s only one man she trusts to keep her safe.

It’s easy for Wolf to risk his life to protect Haylee and give her the justice she desires. The hard part is taking a chance and admitting what’s in his heart before it’s too late.

Before he loses the best thing that’s ever happened to him.







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Mexico-Guatamala Border

Dean “Wolf” Garner waited for the jump command. He was standing nut-to-butt with his teammates, all of them suited up and ready to go. This was a HAHO jump where they’d fall out of the aircraft one behind the other, open chutes about fifteen seconds in and then coast for forty miles to the landing zone. Cade “Saint” Rogers was team lead and he’d be first out the door. Wolf was second. Echo Squad would stack up behind the leader while they were airborne and follow Saint’s lead as he guided them using GPS and landmarks.
The C-130 Hercules doors were open and they’d switched over to oxygen bottles. HAHO jumps were hell on the body, whether from the minus-zero wind temps, the lack of oxygen and threat of hypoxia, or the incredible snap of the harness when the chute deployed. It was a necessary evil when trying to sneak up on the enemy, though.
They were currently at T-minus two. The PT had cleared them all to jump and the jumpmaster was about to give the signal.
“You bastards stick with me,” Saint said into their earpieces. “Let’s go get those hostages and get the fuck out.”
Seconds later, Wolf was free falling into the sky behind Saint. Wolf deployed his chute, grunting as the harness snapped him hard against the restraints. Jesus. He was carrying a hundred pounds of gear and weaponry, which made the experience even more fun.
He sighted in on Saint and lined up. The rest of the team followed, everyone checking in, and then they were gliding under canopy toward the LZ.
The sun perched in the sky behind them, sinking quickly toward the horizon. Everything below was bathed in golden light that faded into darkness the father east Wolf looked. It was a beautiful sight and he never took it for granted.
The terrain here was mountainous and green and a river cut through the landscape, marking the border. This was the area where the Mexican cartels got their rocket-propelled grenades and grenade launchers as well as other military-grade equipment they used as they fought each other for territory. It’d be fine if all they did was kill each other, but unfortunately civilians often got caught in the crossfire.
Sometimes those civilians were American, and sometimes they were held for ransom. Like now. A group of dentists and opticians on a mission to provide services to an impoverished village had been swept up in the raid and HOT had been tasked with getting them out.
It took twenty minutes, but the team touched down and shrugged out of their chutes. They buried them, along with the special jumpsuits and oxygen canisters. Then they slung their M4 rifles across their chests and started the trek toward the camp where the cartel was holding the hostages.
HOT had pictures of the camp from drone photography and they knew the layout and the approximate number of people who guarded it. Echo Squad wasn’t just there to extract hostages—they were also there to take out the cartel members who were in the camp. At last count, that had been twenty.
Wolf didn’t feel sorry for the men. They were rough, evil, nasty men who terrorized innocent civilians. They killed indiscriminately, and they left messages in the form of headless bodies dangling from bridges and trees.
No, Wolf had no problem with killing them. It took Echo another forty minutes to reach the camp. It was dark by then, and the cartel men were drinking. The hostages were nowhere to be seen, but HOT knew they were being held in a rough concrete structure in the center of the camp. Ten men and women from somewhere in Alabama, on a church mission to help the poor. They were no doubt terrified and probably dehydrated and hungry.
“Like we planned it,” Saint said into their earpieces. The team split up and fanned out around the camp. Wolf and Noah “Easy” Cross slipped silently toward their target. They waited for the signal, then glided toward the men they’d marked. A quick slip of the knife and two cartel members would never harm anyone again.
A man emerged from the building where the hostages were, dragging a woman with him. She was small and dark-haired and she fought mightily. Wolf stiffened as the man thrust her against the side of the building and dropped his mouth to her neck. She wrenched her head to the side and tried to hit him but he caught her wrist and pinned her to the wall.
Wolf signaled Easy that this one was his. Easy nodded, lifting his rifle to provide covering fire if necessary as Wolf crossed the distance. The cartel members were falling quickly as his teammates took them out. Soon, Echo would converge on the building.
The woman was fighting hard when Wolf slipped up behind the man. Before Wolf could grab him, the man grunted and stumbled backward. His hands dropped to his crotch and Wolf nearly laughed. Smart girl. Brave girl.
He yanked the man back and stabbed him in the kidney, dropping him to the ground. The woman’s dark eyes widened. She was wearing a stained white button-down shirt that had been torn open and jeans with tennis shoes. Her black hair was wild and her skin was golden, and his heart thumped once before he clamped down on the reaction.
“You’re American?” she asked in a soft southern accent. “You’ve come to rescue us?”
“Yes,” he told her, turning to place her behind him as he scanned the camp for any stragglers. Someone shouted in the distance and a shot rang out.
“Got him,” Jax “Gem” Stone said in Wolf’s ear. “Fucker.”
“Status,” Saint ordered.
“All clear,” Malcolm “Mal” McCoy replied. The rest of Echo Squad followed suit.
“Let’s get the hostages,” Saint said.
Wolf turned back to the girl, knowing that Easy had his back and that his teammates were converging on the building to extract the hostages. “You okay?” he asked, dropping his gaze over her body, back up to her eyes. Dark, fiery eyes. Angry eyes.
She lifted her chin as she pulled her shirt together. “Yes. Fine.”
“What’s your name?”
“What’s yours?” she shot back.
Wolf grinned. “Wolf.”
She blinked. “Is that really your name?”
“No, but I like it better than my real name. Which is Dean, by the way.”
“Dean.” She paused for a moment. Then she thrust out her hand. “I’m Haylee. Pleased to meet you.”
He took her hand. A sizzle of something electric rolled through him. “You always so polite in dangerous situations?”
She grinned, and his heart thumped again. “I don’t know. This is my first kidnapping.”




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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris burst onto the scene when she won a writing contest held by Harlequin. A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award and the National Readers Choice Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome former military husband and two crazy cats. Lynn writes about hot military heroes, sizzling international billionaires, and the women who dare to tame them. Her books have been called "exceptional and emotional," "intense," and "sizzling." To date, Lynn's books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.


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Monday, January 14, 2019

Cover Reveal! The Vendetti Queen By Sapphire Knight




Release Date: January 31, 2019


Violet Vendetti was the Bottaro princess-- was.
She’d been betrothed to the Capo dei capi of New York, without ever knowing it.

A deal made, is a deal kept, as far as the Vendetti Crime family is concerned. No
matter that it was her father to plead for her safety offering up her hand in marriage
amongst other promises. The Capo always comes to collect what is owed.

Violet is swept away into a world she thought she knew, only to discover everything
isn’t what it may seem. From family traditions to deals struck, she learns exactly what
it takes to be the Vendetti queen. 





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“Oh really...I’m young and dumb now, huh? Well, you’re old and a dick.” She shrugs, pulling the sheet a bit more to wrap around her to stand. She’s so damn mouthy, and towards me of all people. If I were a lesser man I’d have her gagged for such disrespect.

“Where are you going?” I push, egging on an unnecessary argument. Watching her attempt to get away from me even quicker has my Vendetti temper flaring. The Capo rears his ugly head at not having his whim met immediately.

“I’m not laying here while you decide to talk down to me after I gave my body to you freely.”

“Who will you run off to next, then?”

“You’re unbelievable!” She scoffs and I rip the sheet out of her hands, wanting to hold her body to mine. Rather, she lets it go and practically hops away.

The growl rumbles free, as I toss the vacated sheet off to the side. “You’re not going anywhere,” I command, on the cusp of raising my voice. It’s so unlike myself, I feel as if I’m spiraling...I don’t raise my voice, I don’t ruffle, or even give a fuck. I demand, I take, I conquer- I claim what’s mine.


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Romano and Liliana Vendetti – Parents, retired Capo

Matteo ‘Ruthless’ Vendetti (33) – 1st and Capo dei capi, head of the familia

Violet Vendetti (19) - Wife of Matteo Vendetti

Salvatore Vendetti (30) – 2nd

Valentino Vendetti (27) – 3rd

Dante Vendetti (24) – 4th

Luciano Vendetti (21) – 5th

Santino Vendetti (18) – 6th

Cristiano Vendetti (17) – 7th

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Blog Tour! Faking It By K. Bromberg

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Faking It never felt so good in this red-hot new standalone by New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg--available now!

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Zane Phillips mistook me for his dog walker. It shouldn't surprise me that the man with a suit more expensive than my rent would assume that I was there to serve him. The positive? I put him in his place. The negative? I missed my job interview because of it. Now I find out he's a rich Australian entrepreneur, and he wants to make up for tanking my interview.


Yes, he's impossibly hot - but he's also an arrogant jackass - so...no thanks.

But after a little white lie I tell spirals out of control, I'm somehow offered the chance to play Zane's girlfriend to help promote his new dating website - and the best part? He can't say no because he'll get caught in his lie, too.
Little did I know this would entail sharing a tour bus with him for the next few months. The fact that the bus has just one bed isn't the most ideal of circumstances, but this spokesperson gig might be the kick in the pants my career needs, so why not take a chance?

Famous last words.

Now I'm crisscrossing the country - and sharing that bed - with the one guy I can't stand. And even worse, my traitorous body is wondering at every turn what it's like to be down under the gorgeous Australian. But as the miles unfurl, so does our passion...and if I'm not careful, I might end up believing that fairy tales really do come true.

I just love a fake relationship romance, don’t you? Add in that added element of the fact that these two can and do fight worse than cats and dogs at times and then turn all that intensity over to undeniable chemistry and passion, well you have a book that this book whore could not put down even if I tried. Faking It is the latest release from K. Bromberg and if I may say, one of her best books yet.

Zane and Harlow will have you wondering if they will ever get along at times. I loved Zane’s assholishness, yes that is a word, I just made it up, but moving on. He has you wanting to slap him across the face one minute and have him bend you over a desk the next. Ladies and gentleman, Zane is HOT to put it mildly. Harlow is full of sass and doesn’t take any of Zane’s shit. The way they end up faking their relationship and an evil smile across my face because Zane needed to be served some humble pie.  Now what happens with every fake relationship? Feeling go from oh hell no to I am starting to fall in love, but in this case who has feelings? Well I am not gonna tell you obviously.

Faking It was a fun and sexy read that I enjoyed from the very beginning until the end. K. Bromberg knows how to write romance and Faking It is one of her best books yet, in fact, Zane almost tops Colton and Colton is one of my favorite book boyfriends of all time but Zane is right up there with him. Faking It is a must read right now book, don’t wait to start this one, trust me. 



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“I have connections.” Brilliant, Zane. Fucking brilliant. That’s how you get her to not run away from you? By giving her a sleazy line? “Maybe I could help you find something.” “I couldn’t care less about your connections.” She hangs her head and when she lifts it, I watch her reign in the pride I feel like a dick for bruising. “I’m sorry. That was rude. Like I said, thank you.” She holds up the papers and offers a reticent smile. “Look . . .” I take a step toward her, more than aware that I don’t want her to go just yet and questioning why I’m even bringing this up. “I have an event I’m holding at the end of the week. You should come. I could introduce you to some people. There might be some job opportunities there.” “Thanks, but no thanks. I’m not that kind of girl.” The roll of her eyes has me realizing how she took my comment. My laugh makes my dog lift her head. “That’s not exactly what I meant, Harlow. I run a matchmaking website, not an escort service.” “Good to know. So basically that means you cherry pick the women you want to date after you scope out all their information. I assure you now I can sleep better at night knowing this.” “You’re exhausting.” And she is, but in the most fascinating of ways. “You’re one to talk.” She crosses her arms over her chest and lifts her eyebrows. I hold my hands up. “All I was trying to say is connections matter in this town. You and I both know that. My event . . . there is going to be a lot of people there. Industry people,” I say more than aware I just let it slip that I looked her up and know she works in the industry. “Good. Great. Can you go now?” But there’s a crack of a smile on her face. A chink in her defensive armor that tells me I’m getting somewhere. “You have to take opportunities when they present themselves.” She doesn’t say anything but the slight smile remains. “Zane Phillips. Nice to meet you.” I stick my hand out. She looks down at it and nods but doesn’t shake it. God, she’s stubborn. And damn gorgeous. “And you’re Harlow Nicks.” “Considering you had my electric bill, I guess that means you know how to read.” “I do.” I nod. “And I also have your email address from your interview paperwork.” “Should I worry that you’re stalking me?” I shake my head and sigh. “I’ll email you the information about the party—” “—don’t bother—” “—it’s on Friday night. Cocktail attire. Lots of networking.” “I won’t read it.” I flash a megawatt smile at her and then turn to walk away. “Yes, you will.” And she will. It’s rare that a woman resists me. She’s trying but I’ll win in the end. It just seems for the time being that I have my work cut out for me. I’m a man who always has an end goal in mind. Always. There’s no point in setting a goal if you don’t plan on smashing it. Question is, what in the hell am I aiming for when it comes to Harlow Nicks?
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k. bromberg author photoNew York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love. A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow. Since publishing her first book in 2013, Kristy has sold over one million copies of her books across sixteen different countries and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times. Her Driven trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed) is currently being adapted for film by Passionflix with the first movie slated to release in the summer of 2018. She is currently working on her Everyday Heroes trilogy. This series consists of three complete standalone novels—Cuffed, Combust, and Cockpit (late spring 2018)—and is about three brothers who are emergency responders, the jobs that call to them, and the women who challenge them. She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media or sign up for her newsletter to stay up to date on all her latest releases and sales: http://bit.ly/254MWtI
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