Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Review - Tempering Steele, Coyote Bluff series by Lea Barrymire



Tempering Steele
Coyote Bluff series
by Lea Barrymire
Book #2

Blurb:
After months of aching to be with grumpy Sheriff Connor Manning, Margarete Barrie finally gets her chance when a coyote shifter takes refuge in her home. She burns with need every time they’re close, but even she can only take rejection so many times before giving up.

Connor’s resolve to stay away from Margie weakens when she takes in his packmate. Fighting his inner animal and jealousy makes him question his decision to leave women and love alone.

They’re thrown together to catch a trapper or hunter threatening the pack. But once things start to heat up even the possibility of danger doesn’t cool the tension between them.
Review:
Tempering Steele: Coyote Bluff #2....as much as I liked Accidentally Yours: Coyote Bluff #1, I loved this one even more!

The mystery of the threat to the pack, the introduction of Jason, (now that's going to be an interesting story-I hope)  Ian & Cammie's mating ceremony-wow!

 The sexual tension between Connor & Margie was off the charts hot, the scene during the mating ceremony had me squirming in my seat and needing a cold shower afterwards. I love when a man can admit he was wrong (especially in front of his friends/packmates)

We also get updated on other characters we met in Accidentally Yours. This series is definitely one I will be following closely from here on.

 IMO, Ms Barrymire has an absolute hit with this series!




My review of book #1 Accidentally Yours
Author:


Lea lives in Western New York with her hubby, three children, and miscellaneous critters. Before the rugrats, she lived a life of adventure, following her husband all over Europe with the US military. She’s slept in a car outside Paris, drove six hours just to see tulips in the Netherlands, and knocked ash from her shoes at Pompeii. Now she spends her time in life’s adventures at soccer games, PTA meetings and school plays.

Lea has loved reading from a very young age, spending many sleepless nights devouring books. Science fiction and paranormal were her favorite genres to read as a teenager, and that love bled into her adult life. She started writing during a bout of insomnia, to fill time, and found it filled a creative void. Now she communes regularly with the characters in her head and tries not to laugh out loud when they say something funny.

When Lea isn’t reading, writing or corralling kids, she enjoys watching movies and sciencey shows, or just kicking back and listening to some music.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Release Day Spotlight and Q&A with Houston Havens - Exposed Ecstacy (Psychic Menage #3)

Houston Havens
Exposed Ecstasy (Psychic Menage #3)

 Words can never express the emotions needed to be heard by the heart.

Blurb:
Daughter of the Dirt Dweller’s ruler; Tessla Reto attempts to escape the Underworld after the mysterious disappearance of her best friend. She knows her untimely death is also near if her father, Landen Reto discovers her part in forming the rebels to fight against him. The two men sent to help her get away are killed and she’s rescued by a handsome stranger…or is she?
Faerydae returns to Earth in search of an inner peace his soul can’t find after the death of his friend Chandra Lamar. Instead, he finds himself in an unplanned rescue of a woman that stirs everything he’s fought a lifetime to deny. Can Faerydae stay focused on his goal to expose his past and true Fae bloodline, or will destiny play her hand? 
Shomar’s uncomplicated world is tossed asunder when his best friend, Faerydae, shows up with a stray puppy and a woman who steals the heart of his soul the moment he looks at her. Only to discover Faerydae and the woman claim they can’t stand each other, yet his intuition tells him otherwise. Will Shomar be able to win the woman of his dreams or will Faerydae always have her heart?
Will Tessla find her freedom? Will Faerydae keep his, or will Shomar succeed in his plan to expose them to their hidden ecstasy?

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Author Q&A:


              Please tell us a little about yourself….I’m a tenacious Irish lass who loves to break all the rules and make life happen....my way.

              How/when did you decide to write? I’ve always been a storyteller...but it wasn’t until 1983 that I started to put words on the page. I didn’t submit until I felt ready and knowing the importance of your first book making or breaking your career, I didn’t rush to market...I waited until I found the voice I knew would grab my readers...and I did with my first erotic-romance submission, Sinful Surrender.

              What is one thing about you that your readers would find surprising or never guess about you? That I’m really very shy, and though I spent my life in the public, I prefer being a hermit.

              Tell us a little about your latest book/release/WIP? Exposed Ecstasy to be released on Dec. 15th is the third book in my Psychic Ménage Series. It takes the readers from the Airbornes world into the world of the Star Riders and uncovers some of Faerydae’s secrets. Faerydae is a character that popped in and out of books one and two enough to make the readers curious about him and his world.

              The wip I’m working on right now is book four of this series, that I’m hoping to get to market by midyear.

              What’s one thing that you enjoy most about writing? The creating of worlds and people. And hearing how my readers love the stories...how the characters touched them. Least? Trying to wear the many hat’s authors today have to wear...Promotion of our books takes up a lot of good writing time and sucks the creativity right out of you.

Quickie Questions

·         Milk or Dark chocolate? Gluten Free Dark Chocolate

·         Coffee or tea? Caramel & White Chocolate Coffee

·         Leather or lace? Both

·         Hard & Fast or Long & Slow? All of them – depends on my mood, the time, and the place. Whaaaaat? The bedroom isn’t the only place to enjoy Hard & Fast or Long & Slow... *wink* OH...did you mean work? In that case ... it’s a Long and Slow process.

·         Favorite junk food? Non GMO gluten free Boulder Canyon Olive Oil kettle cooked potato chips

·         One thing (object, not people) you can’t live without? Laptop

·         One unusual item in/on/around your workspace? Squip Himalayan Salt Air Inhaler



·         Favorite adult beverage? Besides coffee? Mimosa – with champagne -love it.



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Bio:
Houston Havens retired from a successful modeling career and an adventurous jet-set lifestyle to set the world on fire with her erotic romance books. A tenacious Irish lass, she strives to entertain with seductive stories created from her decadent imagination and traces of a provocative lifestyle she may or may not admit to.

Her interest in the paranormal, fascination with quantum science, passion with myths, and the lure of her mysterious Celtic Irish-Druid bloodlines are combined with generally unknown truths, strange facts, and questionable fiction. Her novels reflect a mix of the past, present, and future, with sexy blends of futuristic science fiction, paranormal fantasy, western romance, and always love everlasting. An author of six romances, a seven book erotic romance series and numerous articles in literary magazines.

Stop by for a visit and leave a comment at http://houstonhavens.wordpress.com


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Series Genre: Erotic Romance, Ménage (MFMM/MFM), Paranormal, Fantasy, Futuristic, Suspense, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi, Mystery.

Themes with a light touch: Voyeurism, Spanking, BDSM, Anal, Psychic, Fae
Release Date: Dec 15, 2014
Published with: Syn Publishing
Heat level: Romantrix #4
Keywords: Ménage, Erotic-Romance, Futuristic-Paranormal, Dystopian-Sci-Fi, Psychic-Fantasy, Fae, Post-Apocalyptic, Psychic Ménage Series.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Counting Cowboys by Lacey Wolfe -Author Q&A and Review

Counting Cowboys
by
Lacey Wolfe

Can a hot cowboy convince Lauren to stay in Texas and take another chance on love?

counting cowboysTucker Carver likes to have fun and has no intention of settling down anytime soon. He handles the business side of Carver Ranch for his family, and on the day he's scheduled to meet with their accountant, he instead meets a beautiful woman who changes everything.

Lauren Ford packed up and moved to Texas to start over after her fiancé had an affair with her best friend. Her father's retiring and has offered to let her take over his accounting firm. When she meets Tucker she's immediately taken with him, despite his reputation as a ladies' man. Knowing she isn't looking for love, or even if she wants to stay in Texas, she decides to have fun with Tucker and keep her feelings at bay.

After one taste of Lauren, Tucker has other plans. Lauren is the woman he wants, but for some reason she's resisting. And it doesn't help when her ex-fiancé shows up in town wanting her to go back to Georgia with him. Can Tucker convince her that his feelings are true, or will he lose her forever?

Content Warning: contains adult language and explicit sexual scenes

Review:

Oh My! Lacey Wolfe sure does know how to write the perfect book boyfriend! I so want to get my hands on Tucker and keep him all to myself! 

Lauren moves out to Texas to help her dad and to run from a really messed-up relationship. Tucker is known for not being the settling down type of guy. For Lauren, this is the perfect situation to have some hot lovin' with no strings. This book has fast horses, fast cowboys, lots of honkey tonkin' both in the bar and in the bedroom! 

Counting Cowboys was such a great read, I just couldn't put it down! Just think...there will be more from the rest of the Carver clan in the future...and I can't wait!





BUY LINKS:

Counting Cowboys TeaserAmazon
Nook
All Romance
iTunes
Beachwalk Press


Q&A with Lacey Wolfe

• Please tell us a little about yourself…. Hi, I’m Lacey Wolfe and I write all kinds of romance. My goal is to have a romance for everything – sweet, sensual, and erotic.

• What is one thing about you that your readers would find surprising or never guess about you? I’m pretty chatty online, but in the real world, I’m very shy.

• Tell us a little about your latest book/release/WIP? Counting Cowboys is my latest release. It features Tucker – a hunky cowboy who never wanted to settle down until he met Lauren—who isn’t ready to settle down after just breaking an engagement. It’s a fun novella with some heated up scenes. It’s the first in a series, and the Carver family is one you’ll want to know.

• What’s one thing that you enjoy most about writing? Least? I love creating characters, giving them back story, and helping them find love. My least favorite is sometimes finishing the book. It’s easy to come up with the idea, but seeing it through isn’t.

• One thing (object, not people) you can’t live without? My cellphone or computer. I can’t be without some sort of technology. Especially the internet. I’m addicted and I admit it.

• One unusual item in/on/around your workspace? My workspace is in the formal dining room, which is also an area I put junk. It’s currently clean from the holidays and having guests, so at the moment the most unusual thing would be my Norwex cleaning paste, and empty box from DoTerra, and a pair of earring.


~EXCERPT~

Lauren stared at the papers in front of her, but none of it registered. All she could focus on was the half naked man. The hot, sweaty, tanned man who was now naked in his shower only feet away from her.
She shook her head and rubbed her thighs. Enough. It wasn't like Tucker was the first sexy man she'd seen. She wasn't blind or innocent, but something about him got her panties moist quick. Hopefully, she could make it through this accounting meeting without ripping her own clothes off and offering herself up to him. She had no doubt he would be an awesome lover. The man worked with his hands all day; surely he knew a thing or two that could please her.
Seriously, enough.
Lauren straightened her back and stared at the stack of papers he'd given her. There were receipts, printouts, and such. Tucker seemed to keep good records, so that would make things easier. She removed her computer from her bag and turned it on. After she pulled up the file for Carver Ranch, she studied it once more to familiarize herself with it.
This was a profitable ranch. Last year had been one of their roughest years, but so far, this year was already better. She was sure once she started to fill in the stuff he'd supplied her with, she'd see they'd come back strong from the previous year.
"Everything there?"
Lauren jumped in her seat.
"Sorry, didn't mean to scare you."
Tucker, now dressed, came over and sat next to her. Whatever soap he'd used attacked her senses in a good way. How did someone get out of the shower, yet still smell like fresh cut pines?
She shouldn't do it, but she did anyway. She let her gaze wander over his body. The black t-shirt he wore hugged his wide chest, letting her get the full view of his muscles.
Lauren looked away quickly. "Yeah, I think this is it." She flipped through the stack. "You're free to do whatever while I do this. I know you've got a lot to do."
"Can I get you something to drink?" He stood, and her focus went straight to his crotch.
Oh God. She glanced up quick to see him smirking. The man knew he was sex on a stick with his sandy blond hair and blue eyes. "Do you have some tea?"
"Sweet?"
"Uh, yeah."
He winked. "I'll be back."
"Take your time." The farther away he was, the more she could concentrate on her work. She wasn't sure what had come over her, but the sooner she got done with this job, the better. Then she wouldn't have to see him again until next quarter.

AUTHOR BIO:


PictureLacey Wolfe has always had a passion for words, whether it’s getting lost in a book or writing her own. Her goal as an author is to have a romance for everyone, whether it’s sweet, sensual, or spicy. She’s had several books on the Amazon best seller lists. When she isn’t writing, she can be found running, talking to her pets, spending time with her family, or lost in some sort of craft. Oh, and she takes kindly to anyone who feeds her cookies.

Lacey lives in Georgia with her husband, son and daughter, their herd of cats and one black lab who rules the house.


You can find Lacey at the following places:
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Want It - Rule Breakers #3 by Jennifer Chance - Review


Want It
Rule Breakers # 3
By: Jennifer Chance
Releasing December 9th, 2014
Loveswept


Blurb

In the latest tantalizing Rule Breakers novel from Jennifer Chance, an irresistible alpha male follows his ex into a deadly standoff—and reignites a heated affair.


For Erin Connelly, being a good girl isn’t such a bad thing. She’s working her dream job at a Boston art gallery and staying out of trouble, which is more than she can say for her deadbeat mom. Unfortunately, her mother’s latest misadventure lands her in the clutches of a Mexican drug lord. Now the only person who can save her is the one man Erin has no business asking for help: the sexy-as-sin army ranger who just so happens to be her former high school sweetheart.

Zander James is no gentleman—and no officer, either, thanks to Erin. Four years ago, she made a call that terminated his highest aspirations . . . and their relationship. He’s never forgiven her, but when he learns that Erin’s embarking on a half-baked rescue mission, he sure as hell can’t let her go alone. Now, with a treacherous enemy lying in wait, the electrifying tension between them may just be Zander’s undoing. Because while he may be able to keep Erin alive, he can’t promise to keep his hands off her.


Review:

Want It has everything I look for in a book, action, intrigue, humor, turmoil between the H&H, and of course some really hot lovin'! 

Oh and the cover? It deserves an award!

Erin has no clue what to do when it comes to rescuing her mother from a Mexican Drug Lord, so she tries to get some ideas from her ex, Zander - an Army Ranger, without actually getting him involved! Zander is not falling for Erin's vague questions and asserts himself right back into her life. He goes all Alpha on Erin (which I loved) and takes over her plans for a rescue. While all this is going on, Zander & Erin also have to work through their troubled past.

Can they do it? 

You will just have to read the book to find out! 






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Buy Links: 

Amazon | Barnes | iTunes | Kobo


Author Info
Jennifer Chance is the award-winning author of the new adult Rule Breakers series. A lover of books, romance, and happily-ever-afters, she lives and writes in Ohio.

Author Links: 

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Razed by Shiloh Walker - Review


Razed by Shiloh Walker

Tattoo artist Keelie Jessup can handle that someone else has claimed the man of her dreams. She’s just not pleased with her remaining options…

Keelie doesn’t believe in the “perfect man.” But the men who are worth the trouble are usually taken—like her business partner Zach Barnes. After a string of bad luck and the lost chance with Zach, Keelie decides that maybe flying solo—and living with suppressed desires—is the key to happiness.

As a photographer, Zane Barnes has an eye for the human form, and his eyes can’t get enough of Keelie’s curves. Unfortunately, Keelie is like most women—always fawning over his little brother, Zach. Zane is about ready to give up, but then a few stolen moments at his brother’s wedding have him thinking maybe there’s a chance there after all. Now he just has to prove that the perfect man does exist…for her.



Review:

I loved, Loved, LOVED the first book in this series Wrecked, and I knew back then that there had to be more from the Barnes brothers...I was so excited to find out Razed was coming out!

When we first meet Keelie in Wrecked, you could tell there was so much more to this character than what we are allowed to see at first. She is even so much more complex than I first thought and all I can say to that is WOW! Zane is a fairly straight forward kind of guy...what you see is what you get with him. He kind of lives his life day by day and doesn't exactly invest any energy into anything more...until Keelie invades his life & his thoughts and then it all changes!

Razed was an absolutely fantastic read! These characters had me cheering them on, I was emotionally invested in there outcome...and I love when a book does that to me. I wanted Keelie to find the love of her life! I was cheering Zane on when he decided to make all the changes in his life. This book will take you on a ride...one with a few unexpected detours. 



*You can find my review of Wrecked here

Purchase Links:

Indiebound | BN | BAMM | iBooks | Amazon


Shiloh Walker:

Shiloh Walker is an award-winning writer…yes, really!  She’s also a mom, a wife, a reader and she pretends to be an amateur photographer.  She published her first book in 2003. Her newest series, Secrets and Shadows, launched with Deeper than Need, followed by Sweeter than Sin and Darker than Desire.
She writes romantic suspense and contemporary romance, and urban fantasy under the name J.C. Daniels.