Friday, July 26, 2013

Bitter Black Kiss by Michelle Clay-Review

Bitter Black Kiss
by Michelle Clay



Former event planner Nicole Riley lost not only her job, but part of her humanity when a concert in L.A., fails catastrophically and the band attacks a rival werewolf pack. Now Nicky keeps her "inner beast" subdued by taking wolfs bane and refuses to become a monster. She's trying to rebuild her reputation and manages the Bitter Black nightclub where Brody Dunn is the dee-jay.

Brody Dunn, a former special crimes detective turned private investigator, plays on Nicole's sympathy by claiming to have just suffered a wolf bite. He keeps his past, careers, agenda and just about everything else from Nicole - except for his attraction.

They have bigger problems than Brody's lies. Nicole's boss is a ruthless druglord, determined to have Nicole for himself. The danger increases for everyone when he challenges thelocal Alpha. If they survive, and she can forgive Brody's 
betrayal, will she accept what they've become?


 
 
Author:(from her website)
 
Even as a child, Michelle wasn’t afraid of the things that went bump in the night. In fact, the thought of a world where werewolves roamed and Dracula reigned king may seem like an eldritch dream to most, but was exciting to Michelle. Instead of turning on a light for comfort, she reveled in the dark, imagining the lives of what was out there roaming the night and frightening those who didn’t truly appreciate how interesting the supernatural really were.

Nowadays, her visions continuously take shape as she brings life to the worlds she has imagined since childhood. The wild imaginings that often got Michelle out of, or more often into, trouble as a young girl have informed and enriched her storytelling as an adult, bringing a fresh new voice to the paranormal romance genre
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Review: 
 
A great story that sucked me right in from the very beginning. I had a very difficult time putting it down! I read very little para-normal books, but this one has me changing my mind-I need to read more. This book had everything...action, romance, a heroine who is strong yet vulnerable to her circumstances & a hero who has been through hell & back but still remains a good guy! I would highly recommend picking up Bitter Black Kiss!
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Crimson & Clover by Juli Page Morgan-Review

Crimson & Clover
by Juli Page Morgan
 
 
Blurb:
 
 

Under Katie Scott's flower child exterior beats the heart of June Cleaver. Though she digs her bellbottoms and love beads, she longs for the idyllic family life she was denied as a child.

Laughed out of San Francisco's Haight Ashbury after the Summer of Love for believing rock 'n roll and white picket fences can coexist, she decides to try her luck in the bohemian neighborhood of Ladbroke Grove in London.

When she discovers her new friend Adam is starting a band with Jay Carey, she's ecstatic. She'd admired the British guitar god from afar for years, and when she and Jay finally meet the attraction between them is instantaneous.

But life with a rock 'n roll star doesn't lend itself well to white picket fences. And when Katie tells Jay the secret she's carried for two years it may end the dream before it begins.



Author:

After an exciting career in radio broadcasting, Juli was left with a passion for rock ‘n roll and memories of the outrageous antics and stories told to her by musicians and bands she’d interviewed over the years. Inspired by these tales, Juli started writing Romances that Rock!™

Juli lives in small town in Arkansas with her husband. When she’s not writing, she’s remodeling their old house, recording voiceovers for TV commercials, and trying to convince her husband the world won’t come to an end if the television is turned off. She listens to a lot of music at maximum volume and has never met a speed limit she didn’t exceed. Juli’s an unapologetic lover of rock ‘n roll, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, and French onion dip, not necessarily in that order. She’s the author of Romances that Rock™, including Crimson and Clover published by Crimson Romance, and Athena’s Daughter.
 
 Website:
 
 
 
Review:
 
What a fun story!!!! Crimson & Clover is not your usual romance book-It's a long strange trip back in time! I will admit to remembering most of the 70's, I do not remember the 60's (not for the reason you are thinking!-I was born in the late 60's) This book gave me such a vivid look into the world of "flower power" "rock n roll" and the "summer of love" That I felt like I was there! This is Juli Page Morgan's debut book & I will definately be looking for more from her. You need to pick up this book and take that trip to the past yourself!
 

 



Monday, July 22, 2013

Addicted To Adella by Anna Keraleigh

 Addicted to Adella
 by Anna Keraleigh
 
 
 
Blurb:
 
"Welcome to Ulla Major! Home to the thousand-floor high rise, the best synthetic food in the quadrant, and the safest space port for five planets. Please be on the lookout for two fugitives, Adella and Sally. Adella Perski is wanted for the murder of her boyfriend. Sally Nupson is wanted for assisting a fugitive. They are armed and dangerous."
 
Just the words a girl wanted to hear. Adella is stuck running from the law with her best friend Sally by her side. She isn’t exactly wrongfully accused either, but that as they say, is a long story. They’ve been through it all together, the good and the bad. This should be no different.

Things take a strange twist when a wild space chase turns into a romantic touch between the two friends. Could this be the start of something more than lust? Will they live long enough to find out?

Genre: Lesbian, Science Fiction, Erotica
Be Warned: f/f sex
Review:
 
Sci-Fi & lesbian not my usual genre to read, but I gave it a try. I really liked the fact that the story-line & the characters were both very well developed for such a short story. As I was reading I had a picture in my head of the planet, ship, & all of it's surroundings - so A+ for the details! The bedroom scenes were hot! As a novice of the f/f genre, this book wasn't "too much" for me to handle. Overall a really good, quite sexy, read!


 


Author: (from her website)
 
 
Anna has the erotic fairy Kingdom novels published with Evernight Publishing. Anna delved into lesbian stories at the insistence of her girlfriend and found the fit perfect!

She fell in love with the erotica genre the moment she read her first naughty novel. Anna invites you into her world of fantasy where anything is possible.

When she's not writing she enjoys swimming, reading on the deck or trying to save her fish from her cat. (They have a love / hate relationship.)
 
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Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Unwanted by Shiloh Walker-spotlight tour & contest




 
 

Shiloh is giving away an ARC of "The Protected" book 4 in the FBI/Psychics series tourwide. To enter please fill out the Rafflecopter below
 





The Unwanted

Release date: July 30, 2013

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Sizzling, suspenseful, and very, very dark—THE UNWANTED is a sexy, fast-paced thriller that will leave you breathless!-Alyssa Day, New York Times bestselling author

A Novella of the FBI Psychics

Destin Mortin’s psychic gift comes with an ugly twist—she excels at tracking down violent rapists. But it’s rough on relationships. Once, her partner Caleb was her everything: filter, shield, rescuer, lover. The only man who didn’t think her a freak. Then he walked away.

Destin turned her back on the FBI to work for a private agency, but now a particularly horrendous case has come up, and her boss wants her paired with only the best.

For Caleb Durand, leaving Destin was an act of self-preservation. Every time she flung herself headlong into dangerous situations, every time he nursed her through soul-crushing visions, he’d died a little more inside.

Now they are forced to work together one last time. Tragedy has changed them both, but Caleb knows if he lowers his shields for an instant, he won’t have an icicle’s chance in hell of resisting the temptation to lose himself in her wild power.

But to catch the rapist, it’s exactly what he’ll have to do.

Read an excerpt HERE

A little about Shiloh:
Shiloh Walker has been writing since she was a kid. She fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more…ah…serious works of fiction. She loves reading and writing just about every kind of romance. Once upon a time she worked as a nurse, but now she writes full time and lives with her family in the Midwest.  She writes romantic suspense and paranormal romance, and urban fantasy under the name J.C. Daniels.

 





 
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Friday, July 19, 2013

Andrea At The Center by JP Kansas-Review

Andrea at the Center
by JP Kansas
 



Young and beautiful Andrea is, without warning, whisked away to a secret location, where a mysterious group devotes itself to the pursuit of sexual enlightenment through the use of many sensual techniques. Gradually, she's introduced to the ways of the Center by the people that gladly occupy it. Her sense of self and her understanding of sexuality are profoundly challenged, leading her to a new understanding of herself and the deepest sexual satisfaction.


Author:

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Review:

Andrea At The Center is a book filled with every sexual fantasy, scenario, & situation you could think of, and probably some you couldn't have thought of. I found the book to be very repetitive. More like a very bad porn movie, than a book of erotica. It took me quite awhile to even finish this book. I would put it down, pick it up a week later actually hoping it would get better, it didn't. I honestly almost didn't finish it. This book has many reviews on Goodreads-quite a few of those are really good reviews, I personally can't fathom why that is. I have read many books over the years that were so erotic and so steamy that I am almost embarrassed that I read them, but the difference is they had plot and/or a good story line. I could not find that with this book.

I give this book only 1 key. I would have given it no keys but it is an actual published book so I felt I had to give it that much credit.

I do not give higher than 5 wings (scorcher) if I could I would have.

 
 
 
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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Rugged Hearts by Amanda McIntyre

Rugged Hearts
by Amanda McIntyre



Rugged, quiet, hardworking, Wyatt takes his position as head of the Kinnison family seriously. But the scars of betrayal by the women to whom he once trusted his heart now prompt his stark, simple game plan, and no one in hell is going to convince him any differently. What matters most, besides the welfare of his brothers, is to manage the ranch left to him and never risk his heart again to something as foolish as love—but after meeting Aimee, Wyatt begins to realize that a man should never say never to a determined second grade teacher.

When vivacious, resilient Aimee Worth loses her twin sister in a tragic accident, she makes the choice to live out her sister’s dream of teaching in the small mountain community called End of the Line, Montana, never suspecting she’d meet her Mr. Right in the middle of nowhere—he just doesn’t know it yet. Used to challenges, her spirit shatters the perceptions that have kept him isolated from living life beyond the ranch, proving to him that when it comes to love, the greatest risk is not taking one.

 

Buy Link: http://www.decadentpublishing.com/product_info.php?products_id=768&osCsid=cakg40dqtlmbqji2dcqk2umcc2

About The Author:

Growing up the daughter of a father who was a distributor for a New York Magazine Publishing firm, Amanda usually had her nose stuck in the latest issue of Vampirella or a Hitchcock Mystery book. An artist first, her penchant for creating started at an early age with crayons and colored pencils and much of what she learned makes her a ‘visual’ writer. Calling herself a renaissance woman, she has worked in the corporate world, written a weekly newspaper column supporting Fine Arts in our schools, loves to travel, do research and perhaps her greatest achievement--raised four kids.

Amanda has been referred to as a "true artist in the writing realm' and her zest for life inspires her "character-driven" stories. Her passion is to take ordinary people and place them in extraordinary situations, delving into the realm of potential and possibility as she watches them become the heroes and heroines of their own stories. She counts herself fortunate to be able to do what she loves, aspires to stay fresh and unique to her voice and listen to her readers. A member of RWA, and a multi-genre hybrid author, her work is published internationally, in audio, in e-book and in print. She currently writes sizzling contemporary and erotic historical romance

 

 Website: www.amandamcintyresbooks.com

Email:  Amandamcintyre.author@gmail.com

Blog: www.amandamcintyresbooks.com

Twitter: @amandamcintyre1

Excerpt:

“You don’t know me.”

“Which was the point of asking you to coffee. And for the record. That kiss, wasn’t my fault.” She pointed her mittened finger at him.

“Okay, the kiss was a mistake. And fine, we’ll say it was mine. But you have to admit you were flirting. I’m not so old I don’t recognize that.”

She smiled then. “Okay, maybe a little. I admit, it’s been a while since I’ve been on a real date with a guy. This place isn’t exactly crawling with possibilities.”

“Don’t say those kinds of things to me, Aimee.”

“A little too long out on the range there, cowboy?” she asked with a teasing smile.

Dammit. If he wasn’t careful, he’d end up backpedaling to make her like him, and he wasn’t ready yet, or certain all together he’d ever be. “Listen, I won’t lie. I’m attracted to you and yeah, it’s been a while for me, too. And there’s no doubt in my mind we’d be good—very good, together.”

Her eyes widened. “Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,” she whispered.

“But here’s the thing, I’m not looking for anything permanent. I’m happy with my life the way it is. I want no entanglements, no complications. Are you with me here?”

She blinked. “Oh, I hear you, yes. I’m just not sure where you’re going with it.”

He blew out an exasperated sigh. “I guess what I’m saying is if the attraction is the same for you and at some point you feel you’d like to get together—”

“Are you offering me a cowboy booty call?” Her brows rose under her hat.

“I prefer to think of it as consensual. We’re both adults, Aimee. We know what we want, what we need.”

Her blue eyes studied him as though scrutinizing whether his performance was real or not. He prayed he was doing a good enough job convincing her because he wasn’t sure how much more of this pushing-her-away-for-her-own-good business he could take.

“Wow, as romantic as that sounds, cowboy, I’ll have to get back to you on that.”

He tipped his hat. “Take all the time you need.”

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Mergers and Aquisitions by Sorcha Mowbray-review





Mergers & Aquisitions
by Sorcha Mowbray




Blurb:

Shannon Pearce is an acquisitions specialist who helps businesses buy other businesses. Her latest project has left her fantasizing about her provocative client with nothing but BOB to ease her ache. After closing the deal successfully she is faced with another proposition of a very personal nature. 

Dalton Granger can’t get his very sexy acquisition specialist out of his head. For weeks he has been tormented by the idea of not only having her in his bed, but at his mercy. What dom doesn’t fantasize about a sensual, submissive woman? But, can she let go long enough to relax and give him the control he craves? If she does, will she dance along the edge of passion with him and push her own boundaries?



Review:

This book was one hot quick read! Shannon dominates in the boardroom, but in the bedroom it is Dalton who dominates everything. Of course, with this being a short story things move at a very fast pace, it seems that the two jump right into bed together. But, that is the premise of a good erotic short story. It all works, there is an entire story in this compact read. I enjoyed this very much.

Author info:

Sorcha Mowbray is a mild mannered office worker by day…okay, so she is actually a mouthy, opinionated, take charge kind of gal who bosses everyone around; but she definitely works in an office. At night she writes romance so hot she sets the sheets on fire! Just ask her slightly singed husband.
She is a long time lover of historical romance, having grown up reading Johanna Lindsey and Judith McNaught. Then she discovered Thea Devine and Susan Johnson. Holy cow! Heroes and heroines could do THAT? From there, things devolved into trying her hand at writing a little smexy. Needless to say, she liked it and she hopes you do too!
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Cover Reveal!!!! Frontline by Alexandra Richland



Title: Frontline
Author: Alexandra Richland
Release Date: August 6, 2013
Genre: Mystery/Contemporary Romance
Cover designed by: F.S. Meurinne (www.fsmeurinne.com) E-mail: info@fsmeurinne.com


Synopsis:
When nurse Sara Peters treats celebrity billionaire Trenton Merrick for a mysterious injury to his forehead, she is blindsided by what follows: A passionate exchange in the examination room, followed by an invitation to Trenton's mansion the next night. 

Trenton spins a web of deceit and seduction around Sara that both repels and attracts her. One part humanitarian, the other international financial mogul, his professional and public life are a curious contradiction. As Sara journeys deeper into her feelings for Trenton and begins unraveling the mystery behind his injury, she finds herself embroiled in a game of trust and betrayal, where the odds are stacked in Trenton's favor, and the outcome for the loser is too terrifying to conceive.


Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16909152-frontline


About Alexandra Richland:
Alexandra Richland spends rotating twelve-hour shifts working as a registered nurse at a Toronto hospital, indulging in her love of science and medicine, and caring for patients with their own unique tales to tell. When she is not on duty, Alexandra escapes into her own imagination. Therein lies a fantasy world of thrilling adventure, gorgeous men, classic Hollywood glamour, exotic getaways, and a seductive dose of romance. Alexandra captures these stories in her popular novels, The Starlight Trilogy and Frontline, and her short story, Gilded Cage. Say hello to her on Facebook and on Twitter.

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Excerpt #1 from Frontline:
Mr. Merrick and I face each other. I rock back and forth on my feet nervously.

“Well, I guess this is good-bye.” I stick out my hand for him to shake.

Mr. Merrick slips his hand into mine, but instead of shaking it, he uses his hold as leverage to pull me into him.

“I’m really looking forward to tomorrow evening, Miss Peters,” he says, his lips hovering dangerously close to mine. “After all, I believe I owe you a proper kiss.”

My jaw drops. If what we shared earlier isn’t a real kiss in his book, I can’t imagine what one actually entails.

I feel one hundred pairs of eyes on us from every direction.

“Uh, thank you for, uh, coming, Mr. Merrick,” I say, trying to remain calm, as though he and I are having nothing more than an innocent conversation.

Mr. Merrick drops my hand, but doesn’t move away. As if I’m not turned on enough, he leans in and brushes his lips to my ear. “Welcome to my world, Miss Peters. You’ll soon discover that I live up to my many reputations in every way.”





Author Karyn Gerrard stops by to discuss what is so appealing about Highlanders!


What Appeals About Highlanders?
There is something innately sexy and thrilling about a Highlander. Especially one from the past.
 
What appeals? The kilt? The sword? The longish hair blowing in the wind? All of the above to be sure. Usually these laddies are brawny and muscular and huge—in all the right places. They have the touch of barbarian, something dangerous and primal. He's carnal, sexy, and sensuous. Not afraid to voice his needs and his wants.
 
Delve under the handsome, gruff, tough exterior and you find an honorable, stout heart. A man capable of deep emotion and passion.
 
Or so the romance novels tell us. And why not? Its fantasy, it’s fun! Who wants to read of a short, toothless, dirty warrior who lives in a mud hut? Not me! Bring on the six foot four stud who wields a large sword and wears nothing but a kilt~
 
One of my favorite reads is "Kiss of the Highlander" By Karen Marie Moning. Time-travel? Sexy highlander? Alpha, kilted sex bomb?
 
Perfect. After I read this a couple of years ago, I vowed I would try to write a highlander time-travel of my own.
 
In MY HIGHLANDER COVER MODEL, my Cailin Thorburn is everything I find appealing about a romance novel highlander. This is fantasy all the way with a dash of magic thrown in.
 
I have a e-copy of MY HIGHLANDER COVER MODEL available for two lucky winners on this blog tour!

 
Tell me, what do you love about Highlanders? Or, tell me your ideal hero and what era he would time travel from to find you! Comment and leave your email with your answer and use Rafflecopter for extra entries! Good luck!
 
 
 
My Highlander Cover Model
by Karyn Gerrard
 


Skye Bancroft is a hard-working assistant art director at Night Moon Publishers. Dealing with the occasional spoiled and egocentric model is part of her job description. But she didn’t count on one so delusional to think he was a Scotsman from the highlands of 1814.

Cailin Thorburn is every woman’s dream—a warrior who is fierce, passionate, and wields a very large sword. Rendered unconscious during battle, he awakens in another place, time, and seemingly in another man’s body. Was it all a dream? Convincing the bonnie lass, Skye, that he is Cailin, the Highland warrior, is a daunting task.

Can an extraordinary man from another world prove he is who he claims to be? Will their attraction be enough, or is Cailin just a cover model in a kilt?


About The Author:

Karyn lives in a small town in the western corner of Ontario, Canada. She wiles away her spare time writing and reading romance while drinking copious amounts of Earl Grey tea. Tortured heroes are a favorite. A multi-published author with a few best-sellers under her belt, Karyn loves to write in different genres and time periods.

As long as she can avoid being hit by a runaway moose in her wilderness paradise, she assumes everything is golden.
Karyn’s been happily married for a long time to her own hero. His encouragement keeps her moving forward.

Website: www.karyngerrard.com

Email:  karyngerrard@gmail.com

Blog: www.karyngerrard.com

Twitter: @KarynGerrard

Excerpt:

“Listen, Skye. I am from 1814. I swear this on the honor of my clan.” He stood, reached for the sword leaning against the wall, and pulled it out of the scabbard. He swung the blade around his head in a perfect arc. Tossing the sword behind his back, he caught it and whipped it around to his front in another deft move. He lowered the sword point-side down in front of him and his hands gripped the pommel. “This is my sword, the one I carried into battle. I am a warrior of the clan Macbeth. I had it in my hand when I was pulled from my place in time. Think about it, lass. We both are called Thorburn? You say this Roderick held the sword before he swooned? There is druid magic at work here, no mistake.”

Skye barely registered his words. She was still staring at his sexy sword. How in hell had he learned those moves? She marveled once again at his potent, masculine presence. Somehow, it seemed to have increased, unless she was more attracted to him than she’d originally thought. Admitting she was simultaneously impressed and turned on, she then thought of his words. Eighteen fourteen. Warrior. Battle. Druid. Magic.

She subconsciously stepped back from him. The red welt on his forehead still looked angry and swollen. But this delusion seemed too detailed to spring from a crack in the noggin.

Briagha, sibh glĂ© briagha,” he whispered.

“What did you say, Roderick?”

He tossed the sword to the chair and strode toward her with stealthy purpose.

“Cailin. You will call me Cailin. No’ this Roderick, agreed?”

He cupped her face; his fingertips stroked her jaw. Bolts of electric heat moved through her body straight to her toes. Her brain grew foggy and confused from his intoxicating touch. Drool would dribble down her chin at any moment. Skye gulped deeply. The smart thing to do would be to humor him.

“Okay, Cailin. Whatever you want.”

He leaned down and his mouth captured hers. Soft, hot, heat and full, talented lips. Roderick…Cailin—whatever—kissed her as she’d never been before. It was fierce, commanding, and sensual as hell. Yet he tempered the forceful action with the gentle touch of his fingers as they caressed her cheeks. He moved down her neck, stroking with heated purpose while his mouth continued its plunder.

Okay, this was way hotter than when he’d had her against the wall in the studio earlier. Her physical response was immediate. Her breasts tightened, her nipples hardened, and her stomach dipped to the floor. He slipped his tongue between her teeth and curled around hers in an intimate, desirable dance. To hell with it. She flung her arms around his neck and stood on her tippy-toes to take more of his devastating kiss.


 
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